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This is a place for new members to introduce themselves and be welcomed. We would love to hear from you. What is your story? How did you become interested in plant based nutrition? What led you to joining us? How did you hear about us? How can we help you? How can you help us? et...
I am a T1 Diabetic.  I started following Dr. McDougall's program about 3 years ago.  I've never been to his residential program (although I would like to). Lately, I've not been as strict with the diet.  I know this will sound very counter-intuitive but, my blood ...
When I read about healing leaky gut, I see advice to cut out starch vegetables like potatoes and sweet potatoes. So much goes against being a vegan or a starch-based one. Can you point me to some articles that can help me understand this? Thank you....
I was listening to a great interview the other day and I heard something that was new information and contradicted what I had always heard about vitamin B12.... In a great interview video where Dr. McDougall interviews Dr. Kim Williams, I heard something new about vitamin B12 th...
I know i have heard lectures from WFPB doctors stating that when one eats a diet that is more acid-based, one consequence is that calcium is leached form the bones to buffer the acidity. I have recently heard Dr. Greger in a Q & A, say that theory is false and is now disputed. ...
Have you seen any studies that looks at the effect of salt on the production of nitric oxide in the body?...
I am looking for information regarding smoked paprika and its effect on the body. Can you direct me to any studies?...
Is it possible to have lupus if you have redness on your cheeks and the bridge of your nose but don't have any other lupus symptoms? My skin rash has improved since going oil free and avoiding tree nuts. But sometimes I wonder if I have lupus. I'm wondering if I should have some ...
Hi Dr. Carney Friends! I just came across this site and am hoping for some nutritional allies and to gain more knowledge in the field of nutrition. I am a relatively new mother (I have a 2 year old) and am a vergitarian of about 4 years now and want specifically in this post to ...
I have a friend whose daughter has kidney disease. The doctor thinks it may be FSGS. Wondering if there is any lifestyle related treatments that can help her. She had a kidney transplant but her body has recently rejected it. So it is back to dialysis. Wondering if there are othe...
Hello Dr. Carney,  I was wondering if you might have documented proof or know of anyone personally who has documented proof (128 Slice CT Heart Scan) of their coronary blockage reversal after being on a healthy plant-based diet? Thank you, Jay...

Sad story

Found this story on CNN:https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/30/health/rising-drug-costs/index.html This story is so sad on so many levels - even beyond the insulin price gouging subject of the article. I find it sad that his control is so poor that he needs an alarm to alert him of hyp...
It's good to see national news is starting to figure it out. Saw this on CNN yesterday: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/31/health/heart-disease-statistics-report/index.html I like Dr. Esselstyn's exhaustive list of veggies to eat. Enjoy, Ken  ...
My son has had a severe stomach flu. We then discovered he is dealing with a stomach ulcer. I've been following an ulcer-healing way of eating that involves no nuts, citrus, or spicy foods. But he told me this morning, he's worried he's still losing weight (lost weight during the...
I had my gall bladder removed almost 10 years ago. I am wondering if the body can't digest fats very well when we don't have one. I know when my gb was diseased, it had trouble digesting fats. I've found I have flareups in a skin rash on my face when I get too much natural fats--...
Are there any success stories here on healing the leaky gut? I need some encouragement, I think. How long does it normally take to heal and recover? I saw a post--not here--where a doctor advised eating rice at least once a day for healing. Would this help? We do love brown rice ...
Has anyone had difficulty bringing down LDL even though you are following a whole food-plant based diet and getting regular exercise? What has helped you bring your numbers down?...
I have heard a number of whole food, plant-based doctors advocate that WFPB eaters should avoid using protein power, even plant-based powders.  Is there any research that anyone can cite showing negative effects of using plant protein powder?  I have plant-based friends...

White dots on gums

Hello,I noticed for a time now, about 3months...that I have 2 bigger spots on teeth and a couple of little ones smaller. Really small...Do you know what it can be?Thanks!...
Is it harmful to take a pain reliever when you're dealing with the flu? I've been staying away from NSAIDs to help in healing my gut but I am dealing with the flu and wondering if it would be safe to take one? I've been eating right, getting light exercise, and taking hot baths....
Hey all. I still have weight to lose, but for the past two months I've plataued and cant seem to lose anything. been at this same weight. When I first started, as expected, I lost 30 lbs. I was hoping you all had some advise. I wish I could say it's fat turning to muscle, bu...
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