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  1. On Nightline they will be discussing the American Horse Slaughter This airs at 11:30 p.m. in the Detroit area. You might want to check your local listings if you are interested. Wednesday Night sept 06
  2. Thanks for the info. I'm going to check it out
  3. I've always seen fruits refered to as cleansers, and veggies as builders. Fruits help with breaking down, and veggies with building up (though I agree that leafy greens would detox). It's actually not a good idea, IMO, to drink too many fruit juices, because they are high in natural sugars (and the lack of fiber in the juices makes those sugars even more easily absorbed by the body, which is why a whole orange is prefereable to orange juice. But you can counteract some of that by adding some celery or a bit of leafy greens to the juice. Carrot juice, even though it is from a veggie, is also high in sugars, because carrots have been hybridized to be sweeter and sweeter. It's also a good idea to mix in some greens with carrot juice. You could also cut fruit juice and carrot juice by using 1/2 juice and 1/2 water. That's why you don't juice and just eat the fruits whole.... The issues start when people don't follow the grand scheme of things.... Our mouths are the best juicers on the planet.... There's nothing wrong with eating plenty or all fruits as long as you follow what nature wrote for us.... I only juice a bit of an apple in with my greens. With the exception of Sunday morning brunch. Fresh oj is a must! Whole fruits and veggies are important, but if you are ill or in need of a deep cleanse, juicing veggies and fruit low in sugar is not a bad way to go for a biochemical makeover
  4. Chlorophyll by Inde Guzman, M.S. The information on this website is not a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by a qualified, licensed professional. Chlorophyll (from the Greek chloros - "yellowish green") is the green pigment that a plant uses to capture the sun’s energy for photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants manufacture their own food, converting minerals absorbed from the soil into vitamins, fats, proteins and starches. When you consume plants, you take in these nutrients. The chlorophyll molecule resembles the hemoglobin in your blood that transports oxygen throughout your body. Hemoglobin consists of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen atoms surrounding a single atom of iron. The outer shells of chlorophyll are similar, except that its center is a single magnesium atom. Chlorophyll, like hemoglobin, is a chelate, having a metal ion (magnesium) bonded to a large organic molecule. Chlorophyll, a natural "deodorizer," is common in mouth wash, breath fresheners and deodorant. Taken internally, it may cleanse the blood and promote cell health and improved immune function. You may ask: Don't I get enough chlorophyll when I eat dark green leafy vegetables?... Eating vegetables provides nutrients, but supplementing with juices or concentrated chlorophyll "floods" your cells with beneficial phyto-nutrients. Using a juicer to extract juice from fiber liberates nutrients for greater bio-availability (far better than running veggies through a blender, by the way). But remember, juicing is no substitute for eating vegetables (you need fiber). For optimal benefit, consume both. In addition to juicing (or when it is impractical), you can use concentrated chlorophyll liquid or powder. Some powders consist of dehydrated vegetable juices; others focus on unicellular organisms like spirulina, chlorella or blue-green algae. Make sure your "green powder" contains real vegetable juice, not just ground dried vegetable powder, and that it was dehydrated at temperatures low enough to protect the nutrients. If you are looking for high quality chlorophyll-rich green powders that contains concentrated super green nutrients, try Gary Null's Green Stuff and Greens and Grains http://garynull.com/node/12529 more info http://www.eatsprouts.com/eat/chlorophyll.html http://www.all-one.com/en/research/davidsgreen.htm
  5. Oh boy, when it comes to juicing you will find many ideas and options. If you only want to juice oranges, apples, celery, carrots or cucumbers you can get away with a cheap juicer (40 bucks or so). You can pick one up at Kohl's, Target or Meijer. The Jack Lalanne juicer is considered to be on the low end when it comes to juicers, even though it is 99 bucks. So keep that in mind. It also mentions that you do not have to chop fruits and veggies, that you can juice them whole because it has an extra-large round feeder. Well, thats great, but if you juice kiwi you want to remove the skin because it is toxic. Same rule applies to apple seeds and in high doses, the skin from citrus fruit. Now, if you intend to juice leafy greens, ginger and wheatgrass things get a little more complicated and a lot more pricey. ( example http://www.omegajuicers.com/ but not limit to) The cheaper juicers can handle leafy greens for a couple of rounds, but trust me, you will burn the motor on it real quick. Note: Leafy Green juices cleanse and detox cells and the blood. Fruit juices are the replenishers
  6. "its like tracing a painting for me" I love that! Very true, Mr. Creativity.
  7. I mix my algae with a protein powder and fruit. I get along with that just fine. While you can still taste a bit of it, you can manage to get it down without grimacing.
  8. "Women complain about PMS, but I think of it as the only time of the month when I can be myself." -Roseanne Barr. It pisses me off when a man says, "Are you pmsing?", just because you are upset about something. I say, "No f*cker, I am not PMSing, I am being human!". http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/1985/0109051001083105sm2mj7.jpg
  9. I noticed many vegan cookbooks are loaded with sugar and white starches. What's up with that? I will start Carb Conscious Vegetarian: 150 Delicious Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle by Robin Robertson http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594861234/103-9990549-9159028?v=glance&n=283155
  10. I am sorry, I have been away for awhile. Anyway, I find that L-Carnitine helps boost my energy levels You are suppose to consume it on an empty stomach. Sometimes, I take a tablespoon in the morning instead of having a cup of joe. Placebo effect ? Maybe, but I am always skeptical with any product so I did not have any great expectations. I would say give a try if you have some extra money. Oh yeah, and it really does taste like cough syrup.
  11. General info http://www.vegsoc.org/health/vital4.html http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/wha/wha_vegediea_crs.htm Book http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1570671036/104-5176012-5918311?v=glance&n=283155 This stuff may help. Good Luck
  12. Anyone ever take this supplement? What do you think? I picked up some 29 dollar bottles for 5 bucks at GNC. Due to expire in April. It is liquid form. Any thoughts? I am familiar with its claims, just wondering if the claims are legit.
  13. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/034545281X/qid=1135693378/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/104-5176012-5918311?s=books&v=glance&n=283155 The Pig Who Sang to the Moon : The Emotional World of Farm Animals Review from Amazon -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly The horrors have been pointed out before-that factory farm chickens are genetically altered, debeaked without anesthesia, and crammed into overcrowded coops; that calves are separated from their mothers and kept in dark crates to become veal. Here Masson (Dogs Never Lie About Love) makes the case that the animals humans eat on a regular basis-pigs, chickens, sheep, cows and ducks-feel, think and suffer. Each animal gets a chapter, in which Masson interweaves folklore, science and literature (he quotes Darwin, Gandhi and the Bible) with his observations of the animals' behaviors. He relates how a pot-bellied pig saved the life of her keeper and visits Dr. Marthe Kiley-Worthington, of Little Ash Eco-Farm in England, whose cow does agility tricks; he also interviews those who raise animals for profit. But there is no subtlety in his sometimes nauseatingly Edenic anecdotes: abused animals always come around and we live happily ever after. The text is pocked with far-fetched hypotheses (e.g., "A woman coming across a young lamb in ancient times might well have nursed the lamb" to explain the domestication of sheep). Arguing that all farming of animals for food is wrong (even eggs), Masson rebuts the fallacy that farm animals would die out without us, but doesn't say how we are to make the transition. His peripatetic style lacks transitions, for example going from cock fighting, which gets only one paragraph, to meditations on why roosters crow at dawn. Despite the holes in his preachy argument, his narrative contains some solid, fascinating information on the emotional life of farm animals. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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