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Fad Diets

Fad Diets
There are countless diets inundating our society and they are all wildly different - most are polar opposites; some heavily promote a certain food while others say to never eat that food.  They all have an identifying trade name such as; Adkins, 80-10-10, South Beach, McDougall, Mediterranean, Engine 2, Paleo and so, so many more.  Over 700 different diets are listed at www.everydiet.org, and I’m sure there are even more because I am aware of a few that are not on the list.  Each of these diets claims a method by which the diet works and how it is beneficial.  There are even scientific studies that support the diet claims.  What’s interesting is that many of the stu...
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Ken Thomas
Please stay tuned for the upcoming sequel to this Fad Diets post. This Fad Diets post intentionally did not answer what is not a f... Read More
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 08:20
Sean Carney
Hello Ken, I am looking forward to seeing your continuation of this discussion! Sean
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 11:15
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Vegan Isolation

Vegan Isolation
As assistant administrator for a popular facebook group, I often hear from new members saying they feel very isolated as a vegan. Many are surrounded by meat-eaters in their private and public lives, so for them, such groups may be their only way of socializing with other vegans, such as it is. From what I've heard, very few vegans have a doctor that supports & encourages their lifestyle. In fact, the vast majority report their doctor having expressed some degree of horror and resistance, when they have revealed their plant-based diet. On rare occasion (although perhaps increasingly), a member reports that it was their doctor who inspired them to watch "Forks over Knives" or gave them ...
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Sean Carney
Hello Ken, We do thank you for the kind comments. It is amazing but the loneliness extends to the Doctor as well who is trying de... Read More
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 21:57
Ken Thomas
Hi Sean, Indeed! The loneliness is felt by us all. However, not only do the Doctors suffer the same loneliness, but they also ha... Read More
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:55
Deborah Anne Pageau
One of the most frightening times in my life was when the Public Health nurse decided that feeding our young daughter a whole food... Read More
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 14:10
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