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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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    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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  • Dr. Carney, Another one of our plant-based docs likes to use as an ingredient for some of his soups "carrot juice." He suggests adding this juice will pump up the flavor of the dish. I have hesitated to add this ingredient for the reasons mentioned in this article. Am I being too cautious...

    Dr. Carney, Another one of our plant-based docs likes to use as an ingredient for some of his soups "carrot juice." He suggests adding this juice will pump up the flavor of the dish. I have hesitated to add this ingredient for the reasons mentioned in this article. Am I being too cautious considering the carrot juice is part of a recipe that will have fiber added in terms of legumes or other veggies?

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    • Hello Denise,
      You are hitting on what looks like a grey area based on the fact that they are not asking a person to drink the juice but instead to usHello Denise,
      You are hitting on what looks like a grey area based on the fact that they are not asking a person to drink the juice but instead to use it as a flavoring agent. In this case it sounds like the meal will be whole food plant based no oil and be a high natural fiber meal. So, that would be a personal choice you would have to make on whether you wanted to follow the recipe or tweak it a bit to not have the juice in it. I would be interested to know the ratio of juice to all the other ingredients.But, somehow to me this seems like something Dr. Carney would not be too worried about for most people. However, she has different answers for different people depending on the health of the person asking the question. :-)
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    • As long as the carrot juice isn't a substantial percentage of the total calories, it is probably fine for adding flavor. However, I think in most casAs long as the carrot juice isn't a substantial percentage of the total calories, it is probably fine for adding flavor. However, I think in most cases, you could just add whole carrots and just blend them in with the rest of the liquid ingredients and not lose the fiber. Or even better, dice the carrots and add them to the soup. The more we understand the science of the nutrition, the better choices we can make.  More ...
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  • This study should be shared widely to all our acquaintances who think eating high fat, low carb is the way to go. The fact that "People looked better on the outside, but were "sicker" on the inside...[and] Their risks of a heart attack or stroke had gone up" needs to be understood by those...

    This study should be shared widely to all our acquaintances who think eating high fat, low carb is the way to go. The fact that "People looked better on the outside, but were "sicker" on the inside...[and] Their risks of a heart attack or stroke had gone up" needs to be understood by those undertaking paleo-ketosis type diets. Thanks for a great article Dr. Carney.

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  • Dr. Carney,

    This is a great informative article. Hoping you can answer a question: If a person who had a kidney stone while eating an animal-based diet and was told to beware of eating certain greens with oxalates switches to a WFPB diet, what strategy should they take with greens once they...

    Dr. Carney,

    This is a great informative article. Hoping you can answer a question: If a person who had a kidney stone while eating an animal-based diet and was told to beware of eating certain greens with oxalates switches to a WFPB diet, what strategy should they take with greens once they are plant-based? Is it advisable to stay away from all those plant foods with oxalates? Or should they incorporate them because now their diet is much more alkaline and they have rid themselves of animal protein?

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  •   Happy Vegan Couple commented on this post about 7 months ago
    Hello Denise (and Georgie) :-),

    We just received our copy of your book. It is so cute and packs a lot of very useful information into a small amount of fun filled pages. Thank you for sending this to us! Do you have a web site where people can order it? If not what is the best way for...
    Hello Denise (and Georgie) :-),

    We just received our copy of your book. It is so cute and packs a lot of very useful information into a small amount of fun filled pages. Thank you for sending this to us! Do you have a web site where people can order it? If not what is the best way for somebody else to get a copy of your book?

    Thanks again, Sean
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    • Sean, the Happy Vegan Couple is so happy you enjoyed our book and feel it is valuable for people new to the whole food, plant-based lifestyle. We canSean, the Happy Vegan Couple is so happy you enjoyed our book and feel it is valuable for people new to the whole food, plant-based lifestyle. We can ship our book in the U.S. for $16.00. $13.00 for the book and $3.00 for shipping; we could also ship it outside the U.S. but the shipping price will vary. We are selling our book at our cost. Anyone interested in a personally signed copy can simply email me at derose@comcast.net and we will be delighted to ship out a copy. Thanks for your enthusiasm Sean and I hope it will be ok with you if we share your brief review of our book with others. -Denise   More ...
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    • Thanks Sean. Yes the important thing is to get the knowledge out there as best we can. We all have such different budgets that we decided to forgo a Thanks Sean. Yes the important thing is to get the knowledge out there as best we can. We all have such different budgets that we decided to forgo a profit and just help people get healthier with the knowledge we share. Say hi to Dr. Carney for us!  More ...
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  • Ken,

    I am so sad to hear Callie's time with you has ended, at least in the here and now; of course she will always be with you with your memories. You wrote so lovingly of her and all that she gave you. I will share your post so others can learn from your experience. How I wish all animals...

    Ken,

    I am so sad to hear Callie's time with you has ended, at least in the here and now; of course she will always be with you with your memories. You wrote so lovingly of her and all that she gave you. I will share your post so others can learn from your experience. How I wish all animals didn't have to eat each other to survive, but that is the way the world works. Thankfully us humans have the choice and with that choice we can eat in a way that doesn't depend on killing others. I hope you will find peace as you grieve the loss of your loving Callie.

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  • Wow, you last 6 hours with your breakfast food! That is impressive! I will share your strategies with others now that I better understand. I figured it was the fiber and speed of digestion. Thanks for your explanation. Happy WFPB eating.

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  • I like how you weave in the quote from Dr. Barnard showing how common it is to eat beans for breakfast in so many parts of the world. I think it's a great protocol if it keeps one fueled until their next meal time For me, however, I find that I am typically hungry every 3 hours or so no matter...

    I like how you weave in the quote from Dr. Barnard showing how common it is to eat beans for breakfast in so many parts of the world. I think it's a great protocol if it keeps one fueled until their next meal time For me, however, I find that I am typically hungry every 3 hours or so no matter what my morning meal. Some days it's tofu scramble with beans and potatoes and most days it's a huge (fit for a queen) bowl of thickly cut rolled oats, with berries, apples, seeds, walnuts and made with some soymilk. But just to doublecheck the accuracy of what I just stated, I will try to make some new comparisons in the future.

    I do agree with you that dishing up a dinner like oatmeal and fruit could be very attractive to many busy people. And it really is a no brainer to make it which is what one might want after a busy day of living.

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  • Great testimonial! I would like to understand better, however, why a breakfast of beans, greens, squash, and yams would be considered a superior breakfast to a bowl of thick rolled oats or steel cut oats, with assorted fresh fruit, and some seeds/walnuts? I recognize that by not having greens...

    Great testimonial! I would like to understand better, however, why a breakfast of beans, greens, squash, and yams would be considered a superior breakfast to a bowl of thick rolled oats or steel cut oats, with assorted fresh fruit, and some seeds/walnuts? I recognize that by not having greens for breakfast one is not getting that boost to artery relaxation, but why are the beans, squash and yams preferable to oats and fruit? And I ask this for a person who is basically healthy; not dealing with excess weight. I understand that rolled oats are not a whole grain like steel cut oats, and so they are absorbed faster, which for some with insulin resistance or excess weight may be an issue. But what are the other great reasons to supplant the breakfast bowl of oats and fruit, with Dr. Carney's suggested breakfast dish? Looking forward to the answer...

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  • Ken, can you elaborate on this point: "Animal sourced protein causes insulin resistance by a different mechanism from fat. Instead of directly inhibiting insulin, it inhibits your efficiency by damaging the endothelium cell lining of the blood vessels, reducing nutrient and oxygen transfer." ...

    Ken, can you elaborate on this point: "Animal sourced protein causes insulin resistance by a different mechanism from fat. Instead of directly inhibiting insulin, it inhibits your efficiency by damaging the endothelium cell lining of the blood vessels, reducing nutrient and oxygen transfer."

    I understand the issues of injured endothelium for heart disease & leaky gut, but not for insulin resistance. I understand if the endothelium can't make nitric oxide that impairs the blood vessel by making it stiff and blood flow isn't as easy, resulting in less oxygen going to cells, but I don't yet understand how this interferes with glucose being guided into the muscle cells through the insulin receptors.

    Loved seeing examples of your food. So simple, yet so healthy. It really does feel like a miracle. The miracle of plants!

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  • Ok, so the fat does come out, but in the process, the ketones injure the muscle cells to the point that new insulin receptors would still not develop or work properly to bring glucose into the cells and that is why insulin resistance remains??? Am I summarizing your point correctly or incorrectly?

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