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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:02:37 +0000hourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1Comment on It Doesn’t Take a Doctor to See What’s Fowl with Chicken Poop by Mark Dolan
Mark DolanSat, 13 Sep 2014 22:02:37 +0000http://www.pcrm.org/nbBlog/?p=267#comment-2968If you cook your chicken properly, will this cancel out some/all of the bad effects of the fecal matter contamination?
Comment on Drive Away Diabetes with Community-Based Food for Life Classes by Braunda
BraundaThu, 11 Sep 2014 20:43:41 +0000http://www.pcrm.org/nbBlog/?p=258#comment-2834we eat whole unprocessed srtcahes like oatmeal, beans, brown rice, corn and potatoes with no butter fat or cheese on the potatoes. she is supposed to be helping people with diabetes and yet she had never heard of dr john mc dougall or the starch based diet. i said dr mc dougall is an internist who has written books and been practicing medicine for over 30 years. he gets hundreds of diabetics off insulin & reverses heart disease with his starch based diet plan.I said we both follow an unrefined, unprocessed, high carbohydrate, lower fat, very high fiber, and plant based diet & we have much better health. I said our diet is based on fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, “intact” whole grains, starchy vegetables and legumes. It is not only very healthy; it is also very effective for weight loss/management, diabetes and heart disease. It is low in calorie density so if you eat this way you can fill up without overeating and not worry about being hungry. In addition, it is very high in nutrient density, so you will be optimizing your nutrient intake at the same time. I don’t need to worry about weight like my husband does so I can eat more nuts, bread, pasta and avocados than he can. I told her my husband lost 40 pounds, got his blood sugars controlled and has a 145 cholesterol and is off statin drugs and BP meds. She almost did not know what to say.
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YaraThu, 11 Sep 2014 20:43:35 +0000http://www.pcrm.org/nbBlog/?p=258#comment-2833I am extremely grafetul for my personal physician on Cape Cod who practices lifestyle medicine. He’s part of the largest internal medical practice on the Cape Emerald Physicians and with its 11 offices, each staff member of this unique practice is making an impact on the entire Cape community. My doctor often lectures gratis on Saturdays, and spreads the message about the healing benefits of plant based foods. He is whole foods,plant based, a physician who walks the talk! Imagine that!!! Every year the practice sponsors a VivaPalooza Health Fest with speakers, vendors, food, etc. In 2008 Dr. Esselstyn was the Health Fest’s keynote speaker. Still, there are those physicians, down the street, who continue to practice medicine in the dark. A friend who was eating healthy’ for a few months went to his physician on the Cape, and the doctor wanted to know what lifestyle changes he made since his BP and cholesterol were remarkably lower. This elder friend responded that he was eating vegan’. His doctor, reportedly, was aghast and told him not to indulge in that; that those people’ are sickly. Well, you can imagine the rest of the story. Our friend returned home, told his honey that he was no longer going to eat twigs and nuts’, and that he wanted a steak. Can you guess how his health is today? This should be a paradigm shift that sweeps across the country like the Santa Ana winds. It’s blowing, not gale force, as yet, but change is happening. With physicians like those in our family (you know who they are), word is spreading. So, Jim, you are a light in this crusade. Bless you for your fortitude, faith, tenacity, and truth telling. Keep it up. You are appreciated!
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Nancy QuijanoTue, 09 Sep 2014 12:37:49 +0000http://www.pcrm.org/nbBlog/?p=248#comment-2694Great idea!!
]]>Comment on ALS Association: Put the Animal Experiments on Ice by Pam Hanes
Pam HanesThu, 04 Sep 2014 15:54:24 +0000http://www.pcrm.org/nbBlog/?p=248#comment-2435That’s great, but I was asking about non-animal RESEARCH. Anyway, the ice bucket viral challenge seems to have run its course, so the opportunity to offer alternatives has pretty much passed.