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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...
In recent conversations regarding dietary fat and the pursuit of "good fats", I often mention that it is virtually impossible to be fat deficient - regardless how fat-free one tries to be (unless starving). I mention that every whole food has more than enough fat - even lettuce w...
Hello--Thank you so much for this site.  (I came here again to ask a specific question, but have found a LOT of other useful info as I normally do!)    My question:  My dear friend, who has been vegan for more than 40 years---and VERY particular about his diet (everyone on this s...
Twice today, I've had people argue with me about "necessary" oils and the "good fats". I'm at a loss how to respond to them, they both have health issues, but are obviously listening to the wrong doctors. Any suggestions? ...
Hi Dr. Carney, You recommend chia seeds, flax seeds and walnuts as sources of omega 3 fats because they do not create inflammation in the body. I'm assuming this is the case as long as they are eaten within reasonable amounts of course : ) How about hemp seeds? ...
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...
I have just begun trying to follow your startch smart suggestions, but am needing some suggestions for gluten free whole grains acceptable for those who are celiac and also pre-diabetic.  Thanks so much for all your help!!...
Sean, Right after I wrote my previous reply, I shared the link on my Happy Vegan Couple Facebook page, Vegan Tucson and my own Timeline. I told all to check out Dr. Linda Carney! Happy too!  Is it appropriate or not on your web site for me to post any of my Happy Vegan Couple Coo...
Hello, I was reading Ken Thomas's diabetes discussion and was very surprised to hear that the oils in body lotions can actually affect your blood sugar levels! Makes me wonder about body wash and lipsticks or lip balms? What does everyone think about these items?...
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!...
Hi everyone, recently started weight training a week ago. I do three days of heavy weightlifting and 2 days of cardio. The program I'm doing is Chelean Extreme from Beachbody. It focuses on building muscle to speed your metabolism. It focuses heavily on muscle fatigue. I'm seeing...
Hello everyone, I was wondering if metabolic damage real. It is a topic heavily discussed in the high-carb vegan community. Metabolic damage is the damage caused by long term calorie restriction, either through dieting or eating disorders. People who have a history of calorie res...
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...
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...
What is your opinion of Estrace?  (for Dyspareunia).  Or, is there something more natural to do?  Or is this just "natural?" Thanks!...
Hi everyone, I saw some plantains for sell this week, and they were super cheap. They were less than a dollar. Are plantains considered a fruit, like a banana? I know when they are green they are starchier, and when they ripen they taste sweet like bananas....
Hello everyone, five years ago I had weightloss surgery. I had the gastric sleeve surgery. I lose almost a hundred pounds but I quickly gained most of it back due to my poor eating habits and stress. I could eat a lot more now, but not as much as used to. I could eat a regular ad...
Dear Dr. Linda, Your Blog posts are excellent.....what I've read so far......and although I see the wisdom in the vegan plant based diet.......i am totally frustrated, because I have seen little weight loss....although inflammation was better. I am postmenopausal and have great r...
Should the amount of fruit eaten be limited? If so, how much? ...
Hi Dr. Carney, I am concerned about the high level of Estrogen that I have in my body. I read that actually chickpeas and beans can increase Estrogen in the body.  Do I have to eliminate them from my diet? Please advise. thx in advance, cygal  ...
Are steel-cut oats and thick cut oatmeal considered whole grains and compliant with the Starch-Smartest level?  Or only oat groats? ...


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