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  • D Robert White:  Thank you for pointing out I made a typo. I have just corrected it. Yes my hubbie is an ex-smoker and that prompted this question. 

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  • Sure Sean, when you both have time, take a look at Dr. William's comments though I pretty much paraphrased them in my post.  And yes, while doing the B12 blood test gives us a level of whether we're in the appropriate range or not, I can't figure...

    Sure Sean, when you both have time, take a look at Dr. William's comments though I pretty much paraphrased them in my post.  And yes, while doing the B12 blood test gives us a level of whether we're in the appropriate range or not, I can't figure out how to assess Dr. William's advice for a daily average of 55 mg to what the blood test level shows and how to subsquently dose the supplement correctly. 

    I didn't remember you lived here earlier in your life. I was here for freshman year of college, 1970-71.  -Denise

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  • 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...

    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 that surprised me. Dr. Williams said that there is a subgroup of people who need to limit their B12. What a surprise to me as I've heard that having too much B12 is not an issue for folks. So who is this sub-group? Men, over the age of 60, who are ex-smokers. Well that includes my hubbie, Georgie, and who knows how many others.... Dr. Williams said this group of people MUST keep their average daily B12 levels under 55 micrograms a day. This comment appears in the interview at 25:17 (for anyone who would like to watch). So hearing this, my questions become how does one really figure this out to ensure one's level is under 55 mg a day? And knowing this what does it mean for the B12 blood level and how does one ensure there is not too much B12 being stored in the bodies of this sub-group? Dr. Williams suggests one can take a B12 tablet and cut it up to smaller amounts to take but I don't understand how we actually figure out the best way to figure this out and do it correctly. Could you help any of us who need to do this to determine the best way to get it right? Thanking you in advance if you can help....

    Here's the link to the interview and these comments take place at 25:17 into the interview.  

    https://www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/webinars/webinar-05-02-19/?fbclid=IwAR3w2UmieiDVYpstoi4K5QA7Y54RLYKdl6BcHwZXQEehdjGPQ0pYVq0AjNA

     

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  • Sean,  Yes, I think you've highlighted the most important take-away from this issue.  Countries consuming the most milk, have the most fractures.  Unfortunately, the old theory of leeching calcium from the bones is still mentioned by some...

    Sean,  Yes, I think you've highlighted the most important take-away from this issue.  Countries consuming the most milk, have the most fractures.  Unfortunately, the old theory of leeching calcium from the bones is still mentioned by some doctors. Hopefully, they will learn that theory has been debunked so they stop talking about it.  Now I am going to post another perplexing issue, one I just learned about from Dr. Kim Williams. Perhaps after the downsizing, when you can breathe again, you and Dr. Carney might help figure this one out. 

    In the meantime, best wishes for the changes in your medical practice and office. And remember, when you need a break, the Happy Vegan Couple has an open invititation for your visit! 

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  • I posted the above comment a month ago and see there have been no responses. Today I found the answer to my question. It is all explained in this video by Dr. Greger. Unfortunately, some of our plant-based docs have old content on the internet...

    I posted the above comment a month ago and see there have been no responses. Today I found the answer to my question. It is all explained in this video by Dr. Greger. Unfortunately, some of our plant-based docs have old content on the internet that has the old theory and not the subsequent research. Here's the answer. Calcium is NOT leeched from the bones due to a high acid load from animal protein. And the video explains why: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/alkaline-diets-animal-protein-and-calcium-loss/

    PS: To understand then why countries drinking the most milk have the most fractures, the current theory is the milk sugar, galactose is responsible for the bone loss. Galactose also has other serious effects including early mortality and cancer.

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  • 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...
    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. Dr. Carney do you agree with this idea that newer research indicate calcium is not being leached. If that is true, then why is there greater bone loss and fracture rates among milk drinking people and what is the mechanism that dumps calcium into the urine and where is that calcium coming from?
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  • 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...

    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 who say they feel sluggish and tired when they don't take the powders. I ask if they are eating their legumes regularly and they say yes but they still feel they need the extra protein, typically pea protein.  Should one be concerned about their kidney function if they are taking in some plant protein powder?  Is there an amount that would be considered likely safe and not to worry about?  Is this a big deal or not?  I hear so much pushback on the advocacy of NOT eating it, similar to the pushback about NOT using oils. Interested in what Dr. Carney and others have to say. 

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  • Dr. Carney,

    If we are going to cook some broccoli or other cruciferous veggie (not deepfried), I understand from Dr. Greger's book, How Not to Die, that we should cut the broccoli and let it sit for 40 minutes before cooking in order to allow sulforaphane to form. I imagine most people are not...

    Dr. Carney,

    If we are going to cook some broccoli or other cruciferous veggie (not deepfried), I understand from Dr. Greger's book, How Not to Die, that we should cut the broccoli and let it sit for 40 minutes before cooking in order to allow sulforaphane to form. I imagine most people are not aware of this needed cooking step in order to enhance the cancer fighting potential of eating broccoli. From your knowledge, is there any other way to eat cooked broccoli without letting it sit after cutting that could still provide the sulforaphane benefit? If not, I'm thinking this needed step needs to be advocated more by chefs and others preparing cooked broccoli dishes.

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  • Happy Vegan Couple added a new comment in Starch-Smart®

    Ken, I totally agree with you. I probably know more junk food vegans than WFPB eaters.

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  • Happy Vegan Couple added a new comment in Starch-Smart®

    Sean and Dr. Carney,

    A great, insightful response. I knew you'd have some analysis for me. All important questions about the vegan group. Yes, quite possibly all the vegans don't eat like you both. Thanks!

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  • Happy Vegan Couple added a new comment in Starch-Smart®

    Dr. Carney, From a health perspective only, how do you address the evidence from the Adventist 2 study, that pescatarians lived longer than vegans from a patient who wants to know why they should not eat fish up to 1 serving a day. Since so many WFPB doctors advocate the best strategy is to...

    Dr. Carney, From a health perspective only, how do you address the evidence from the Adventist 2 study, that pescatarians lived longer than vegans from a patient who wants to know why they should not eat fish up to 1 serving a day. Since so many WFPB doctors advocate the best strategy is to just eat whole plants, how do we address the finding about pescatarians? Yes, fish is often polluted, but this didn't appear to affect these 7th Day Adventists over the vegans...

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  • Here's how we take our turmeric besides using it in some recipes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cge_YoNlgUY&;t=2s

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  • And let's also promote movement that stresses our bones so new bone can be created. One thing I do is take walks with a weight vest that I purchased.

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