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by nik
Thu May 18, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Spring and Summer!! YAY!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

I love it too! Esp. mid summer. That's when the produce is ready. Tomatoes in every color, fruits, berries, melons, cucumbers, peppers etc. It's going to be easy to eat much more raw when summer gets here. June/July etc.
by nik
Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Is Cadbury Schweppes (Dr Pepper, 7-UP, etc.) ok to drink?
Replies: 18
Views: 4398

It's not the sugar that's such a problem, but the acidity of it directly. Sugar can be considered the substrate from which non-beneficial oral bacteria thrive (basically Streptococcus mutans). The sugar molecule, unlike the pentol structure of xylitol adheres easily to surfaces like tooth enamel. S...
by nik
Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Is Cadbury Schweppes (Dr Pepper, 7-UP, etc.) ok to drink?
Replies: 18
Views: 4398

Also, in regards to teeth rotting, that's why you drink water and wash your mouth after consuming soda Kollision, You don't honestly believe it's that simple do you? Once you've orally introduced the high levels of sugar that sodas contain, you're setting the stage for an acidic environment which n...
by nik
Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Sprouting seeds: no need for vitamin pills, even B12?
Replies: 16
Views: 4507

There is so much information, and misinformation out there about ANY subject that one can go batty trying to figure out what's right and what's not. There's a term for it now, it's called analysis paralysis. Amen! I've never felt like a bigger flake, flip floper until I started researching health i...
by nik
Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: soy products
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

It actually can lower excess estrogen levels. Phyto-estrogen's are like a 1000x weaker then real estrogen and they can attach to the estrogen receptors effectively competing with real estrogen, thus lowering real estrogen levels. The main sources of excess estrogen is from the environment and chemic...
by nik
Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Sprouting seeds: no need for vitamin pills, even B12?
Replies: 16
Views: 4507

It's just a bunch of personal opinions and ideas thrown around. I don't see any evidence in it at all. Like the author claims that foods like onions and garlic etc. are "lethal" to intestinal flora. Yet onions and garlic have long been known as Pre-biotic foods that improve intestinal flor...
by nik
Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: What is your skin care routine?
Replies: 24
Views: 4881

I don't really see why you would need or want to mix it with the oil? Just layer it as two steps. Put the serum on your face - just a few drops until it absorbs into the skin, about a minute. Then apply a layer of your oil as a moisterizer. Most serums are designed to be applied and absorbed by them...
by nik
Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: What is your skin care routine?
Replies: 24
Views: 4881

That's great it's all vegan. Is there a website for that company? I haven't seen it in the US. The ingredients look good. So often most companies besides for the beneficial ingredients include a ton on non-beneficial ingredients and preservatives. There are a lot of natural companies now though. The...
by nik
Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: How many of you drink green tea?
Replies: 41
Views: 6215

Nik, Your concerns merit a equally detailed response. You've obviously put a lot of thought into this. I'd really only like to point out that the flouride levels in toothpastes that most of the population uses is far greater than that found in a few cups of rooibos tea. Also, consider that Asians a...
by nik
Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:35 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: What is your skin care routine?
Replies: 24
Views: 4881

Re: What is your skin care routine?

2. Wear a sunscreen on our face, neck and hands (basically all exposed areas) 365 days a year each time you go out . Years of exposure to sun, even during winter months , ages skin. Sounds like a bunch of bunk to me! If you cover all exposed areas, every single time you go outside, 365 days a week,...
by nik
Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:20 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: How many of you drink green tea?
Replies: 41
Views: 6215

I drink 0-3 cups a day of either rooibos, green, white, oolong or yerba mate. With the exception of yerba mate though, they are all high in fluoride (I don't know the levels for white tea though). This kind of concerns me. I've read a lot of bad things about the toxicity of fluoride, even from tea. ...
by nik
Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Reactions to Vega?
Replies: 6
Views: 1512

lol how much do you add??? look for "NOW" brand powder...its better then herbal select in the liquid it doesnt taste as strong.....it comes with a tiny spoon all you need is 1 or 2 spoonfulls into tea or water That's not the brand I have. I bought Sweet Leaf brand Stevia Plus powder in th...
by nik
Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: No such thing as "cruelty free" eggs because
Replies: 40
Views: 5195

I can see the points of both sides and approaches. On one hand promoting free range and family farms is kind of giving up. Like I will participate in an effort with others to pressure Trader Joes to stop carrying factory farmed eggs and only carry "free range" eggs, because I don't think i...
by nik
Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Reactions to Vega?
Replies: 6
Views: 1512

Thanks Robert. It is strange. My husband doesn't notice anything from it, gives him no problems at all. And he also doesn't taste the odd aftertaste and stevia either. Funny cause he doesn't like the bars and I love the bars. I have no reactions to the bars, just the powder. It's more like the type ...
by nik
Sat Apr 15, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Reactions to Vega?
Replies: 6
Views: 1512

Reactions to Vega?

I just started drinking Vega. It is ok except for the horrible Stevia taste. I hate Stevia! That's all I taste when I drink it. Like a weird artificial sweetner (diet coke) kind of flavor and aftertaste. But anyways, physically after I drink it I instantly feel really weird and have weird reactions....

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