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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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Starch-Smart Events, Invites and Special Friend Finder

Starch-Smart Events, Invites and Special Friend Finder
We are happy to announce a major upgrade to the Social Networking Software in the Starch-Smart® System's Helpful Sharing Plant-Based Community! Some of the nice NEWLY ADDED features we want to bring to your attention are the following: Create Events: You can now create Events which can be: Open: Anybody can join Closed: People can request to join Private: Invitation needed to join Invite Friends: You can now send Invites to friends through a form: Enter email addresses of your friends Post a short note to be sent to your friends Submit the invitation Find Friends: You can find friends by Gender, Age and Location: This module was originally created as a "Dat...
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Where there is life, there is hope!

Where there is life, there is hope!
So there I was, plugging along in my low-fat vegan lifestyle. Everything is going fine, although I will admit that I was feeling a little lonely for more flesh-and-blood vegans (in addition to my lovely facebook vegan friends!). In the past, hubby & I would go into the city once per month to socialize in a hospitable group, but having to stay overnight on someone’s sofa bed was becoming a little onerous. So we stopped doing that, and the ensuing sense of isolation of which I previously wrote began to build. Fast forward a number of years. Suddenly, out of the blue, without any warning, a VEGAN food column appears in our little small town local paper! In it, the author says she plans to s...
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Sean Carney
We keep thinking to purchase some picnic tables and start a potluck behind our office. We have a very park-like yard with about a ... Read More
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 19:01
Cindy Mitchell
So happy for you Deborah! I'm excited for you! We've started doing the same thing. A small group of my veggie friends and I got... Read More
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 22:20
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