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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 recently heard a lecture by Dr. Esselstyn on reversing heart disease. One of the food recommendation he made was to avoid sugar. I don't use table sugar or brown sugar anymore. I try to use whole fruit for sweeteners. But I am interested in having more info about this sugar lin...
I was reading the recently posted article on Leaky Gut. The article referenced Dr. Joel Fuhrman and his success in helping patients with autoimmune diseases. I just finished reading a position paper by him in which he includes fish oil supplementation for EPA and DHA fatty acids....
Hello. I am currently on a diet high in carbohydrates in order to maximize muscle gain and endurance. However I quickly discovered an adverse effects of eating high in carbs; my teeth began to look worse (more porous, breaking down slightly, spots, etc). After some research I lea...
The story about Ken Thomas entitled Ken's Engineered Type 1 Diabetes Whole Food Plant Based Low Fat Lifestyle proved to be extremely popular, generating many questions and comments to the point that we decided it might be easier for people to find this information if it was inclu...
Hello everyone, I was wondering why plant-based doctors  such as Dr.Esselytn and Dr.Mcdougall discorage the use of healthy fats, while others like  Dr.Fuhrman encourages the use of fats to lose weight and for overall health. I find this to be confusing.  Many of Dr.Mcdougalls rec...
Are banana a good choice to eat if you have type2 diabetes? Ive been adding 1/2. Medium size banana to my morning steel cut oats with blueberries and little chopped up apple?...
I run a whole plant-based cooking club that teaches people how to "love food that loves them back"--how to eat more vegetables, fruit, whole grains and beans, with no added refined oils or animal products. It has been an incredible journey, sharing what I have been learning and h...
I am 56, menopausal and no oil WFPB. I heard Dr. Carney speak about the connection between estrogen production and diet at HealthFest this morning. i have been no oil WFPB for about five years but I assume my fibroid grew prior to my change in diet. Now that I eat no oil WFPB and...
I am so happy that my gut is healing! My skin rash has gone down considerably this past month. I used to have flare ups from tomatoes. But recently, I made a new dish for my cooking club. It has our New Start ketchup recipe in it. I tried it and no flareups. The past 2 weeks, I'v...
I have a problem, and I've been facing this since senior high. I'm already 24 but my weight is only 105 pounds. I tried to eat a lot, with what my friends have suggested. But i don't see any progress. I also work at night time, where I do events in a foreign organization, so I th...
I ran across a couple of interesting news articles that I thought was worth sharing: Can the ad industry make us eat more veggies? Here's What Happens When Rural Africans Eat an American Diet For 2 Weeks Enjoy! Ken  ...
I have been having food reactions to several foods--causing reactions on my face (cheeks, bridge of nose). I am following the Starch Smartest diet. But recently, I was reading about MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) and how it can be used to to reduce inflammation, improve immune syste...
I am trying to lose weight to reduce inflammation. Wondering what would make a healthy salad dressing. ...
I am so thankful I found Dr. Carney and this site! I have received wonderful help for my life. It is great to be able to read research articles and hear the testimonies of others who have improved in health and getting better with a starch-based way of life. Thank you so much for...
Where is the section on protein for optimum nourishment?...
I would like to stop using added salt to my meals. I read how it may inhibit healing from inflammation and want to include this step in my healing process. But my husband and son doesn't think it's safe to do this. They are worried about a deficiency problem happening. We live in...
I have recently started following a whole foods plant based diet and I have been taking medication for high blood pressure for years. How do I know when I should stop taking them. My doctor is not a plant based doctor....
Has anyone tried Niveau Krill oil for thinning hair due to the effect of menopause? I have read good reviews, but I want to hopefully get some first- hand experience from any users on this forum.Thank you!...
Dr. Carney, I posed a question to you on the McDougall support group site and you suggested I post it here so here I go: I want to better understand an issue with olive oil. First let me say I take the attitude that oils are not necessary for our health and are generally harmful...
The Century Challenge was posted on March first, 2018. Since then, there has only been one response - thanks, Sean! As posted on a health and wellness website, I was expecting a lot more participation, so this is a "bump" for the challenge. Following the lifestyle promoted on the...


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