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  • My 62 year old husband has been eating low-fat whole foods vegan since 1985... also zero issues with ED, or any other vascular issues. :-)

    His father switched to this way of eating when he was 85. Much to his delighted surprise, he found himself enjoying the Morning Salute again after many...

    My 62 year old husband has been eating low-fat whole foods vegan since 1985... also zero issues with ED, or any other vascular issues. :-)

    His father switched to this way of eating when he was 85. Much to his delighted surprise, he found himself enjoying the Morning Salute again after many years of having thought it was long gone along with his youth. LOL

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  • Denise Rose, some years ago I did an intensive study of the omega 3/omega 6 balance in foods. I felt amazed to see the HUGE over-abundance of omega 6 in nuts. ALL nuts (except a certain type of walnut) has hundreds or thousands of times more omega 6 than 3. Since they also have a lot of total...

    Denise Rose, some years ago I did an intensive study of the omega 3/omega 6 balance in foods. I felt amazed to see the HUGE over-abundance of omega 6 in nuts. ALL nuts (except a certain type of walnut) has hundreds or thousands of times more omega 6 than 3. Since they also have a lot of total fat, even a small amount in the diet can add significantly to the omega 6 dominance that causes problems. Jeff Novick RD has published lists of these.

    https://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=42399&p=436326#p436326

    If you read all the info on that link, I hope you conclude (as he & I have done) that the only high fat food worth having regularly is a tablespoon or maybe two of ground flax seed or chia seed. These actually help us keep our omega 3 level up to optimal whereas all nuts add to the imbalance. Walnuts have a slight dominance of omega 3 but not enough to make much difference in the total daily diet.

    To me, Jeff's recommendations are properly informed by the details. In my opinion, adding oil products to try to correct an over-consumption of omega 6 in the diet is settling for sub-standard results. Personally, I make every effort to fill my diet with as many of the low-fat omega 3 dominant foods as possible: cherries, orange & green melons, all leafy green veggies (including the cruciferous ones), all members of the squash family including cucumber, zucchini, etc., kidney & pinto beans, mangoes. These are all LOW in total fat, but their fatty acid profile is omega 3 dominant.

    I hope this makes sense. :-)

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  • Denise Rose, perhaps your friends are low in omega 3 because they have been eating too many nuts (all of which are higher in omega 6) and too few of the fruits & veggies that are higher in omega 3. To name a few that are higher in omega 3: cherries, mangoes, all squashes including cucumber,...

    Denise Rose, perhaps your friends are low in omega 3 because they have been eating too many nuts (all of which are higher in omega 6) and too few of the fruits & veggies that are higher in omega 3. To name a few that are higher in omega 3: cherries, mangoes, all squashes including cucumber, orange & green melons, all of the green leafy vegetables including the lettuces, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and especially purslane. It's easy to get too high in omega 6 when eating nuts regularly. My understanding is that the issue is far more about the balance between the 6 & 3, rather than just the amount, since omega 6 competes with 3. And as I'm sure you are aware, it can be challenging to be sure of what other people actually eat since even they may have trouble recalling exactly. :-)

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  • I loved reading Ken's thoughtful explanation too! It is so wonderful to see some sanity! I sometimes start to feel a little crazy, when all around me, even intelligent & well educated people speak about cancer as if it is something we "catch" or "get". (heavy sigh)

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  • Hi Marky;

    There are a bunch of research-based articles on turmeric here, FYI.

    https://nutritionfacts.org/video/turmeric-curcumin-plants-vs-pills/

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    Congratulations Ken! :-)

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  • Hello everyone! It's been awhile. I've been happily assisting many people from all over the world to transition to a whole foods plant-based diet. I consider it a significant privilege & honour to be able to do so. In the process of providing research-based info to folks about this way of eating,...
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