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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...
So here I am about 2 1/2 months into a whole food plant based lifestyle.  While I've seen some awesome results I realize I need to be more active, more than walking the dog a couple times a day.  So I've decided to start hitting up the gym, lets say at least three times a week, f...
Dr. Carney, I was so thrilled to see you for the second time at HealthFest in Marshall.  I appreciate all your efforts to help us achieve optimal health.  I came home excited to get into your plan.  I have lost 4 pounds, but I am trying to lower my blood pressure.  I had the op...
I have been too busy these past few months with a new shed (new one came, was a bust so it's being removed today and a new one put in), working out twice a week at the gym, riding bike on off days, working 9 to 10 hours a day and trying to plan menus and keeping up with the hous...
I need to know how WFPB people gain weight quickly, Ive been sick after spinal cord surgery with anxiety and improper bowel function. It’s hard to eat very much due to anxiety so what do I do? I have to take a little Miralax every day, but I know what the steps are for food for t...
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...
I am new to Starch-Smart. It's only been a week and a half. I am starting to see some good changes to my skin. I'm real happy about that. I'm getting in 55-60 minutes of walking, mostly 60 minutes. That is such a BIG change for me! But I'm feeling tired. I'm wondering if this is ...
Do you have any articles or research on gestational diabetes? ...
While I am not of the Jewish religion, nor am I a Jew, I do appreciate their beliefs.  As a Christian however, I do celebrate passover and believe we are suppose to from Scriptures.  But thats another thread and another site.  I realize we are months away but this is a topic that...
what is the best cookbook and/or meal planning that I can get my hands on?  currently I own the How not to die cookbook (don't have the companion about his plan though) and chef AJ's the secret to ultimate weight loss cookbook.  I'm finding sometimes I want and/or need simple thi...
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...
I have my grandson every other weekend, and most times every weekend.  He has asthma and he also is allergic to dairy.  the sad thing is everyone wants to feed him dairy because thats his favorite . ie. Mac n cheese. pizza, etc...  my son asked him if he could get healthy by not ...
I have some friends that have high cholesterol. They tell me, "It runs in my family." I know that could be possible, but I also know they are eating a high fat diet. Can you suggest a kind way to encourage them to take some healthy steps forward?...
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  ...
I am trying to lose weight to reduce inflammation. Wondering what would make a healthy salad dressing. ...
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...
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....
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...
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?...


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