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  1. 9nines


    Welcome. What type of Online business do you run?
  2. You should try. It is much better eating less of many things every day than overloading on a few items.
  3. Is back training better done on pulley systems or free weights? It seems akward pulling weights up etc., when using free weights for back. I am wondering if I should get a cage with a pulley system on it? I was going to get a squat stand for bench press but a cage would allow a pulley for back.
  4. I ordered 13 of these today: http://www.luckyvitamin.com/856308000767.html That should last 6 months, eating a little over a handful every day. I was buying the same ones at Whole Foods, but half the size for $6.50. So comparable these are about $4. I bought 13 to get free shipping. Total it was $102 - about 60 cents a serving. It is expensive but cheapest that I have found so far, without buying bulk bag on Ebay (who knows where they have been.)
  5. Anyone in Dallas? If so, and you have the time, research food code, it might be in violation of safety ordinances. If so pursue a complaint. Search the county and actually incorporated city in which Six Flag is located. I know of a lady in Houston that gets puppy mill pet stores closed. She has studied safety and fire codes. She goes into the stores and notes any violations she finds and then she calls the appropriate government departments to file complaints. The cost of her complaints have closed a couple of pet stores. I would think there would be many health codes against roaches being around prepared food, so serving them should be an easy violation. If you could find a renegade official, he might aggressively pursue it to get his name in the news.
  6. Welcome. Good luck on your move.
  7. Hi. I just saw this post _ saw your otehrs before this. You wrote "In nursing school I learned a lot about meat being bad" That sounds great. What specifically is being taught, as far as meat eating being bad, in school?
  8. Welcome. There are many raw food eaters here.
  9. Iron is a toxin. I found that out when I tried iron supplements. I got the worst headaches I ever had and they lasted all day and I rarely get headaches outside of that experience. I then researched iron and it is needed but it is toxic to us, if you get more than a fairly small amount. Same with Vitamin D.
  10. Sorry to fall back on animal studies but animal studies consistently show that lower caloric intake means longer life and less disease and cancer. My guess is that this is due to body waste and toxin removal. More calories and higher fat and protein intake need more resource devoted to breaking the food down, which means less energy to clean your body. So, less energy for cleaning along with more waste and toxin due to the higher food intake creates higher chance of disease and organ problems.
  11. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00236.htm "Vegan Challenges Professor Robert Pickard to Triathlon Christchurch vegan Ella Soryl (11) has challenged Professor Robert Pickard to prove his claims that her diet is lacking. Ella, a life vegan who has never eaten animal products, won her school triathlon this year, and was a finalist in the Vegan Triathlon in 2006 and 2005. Ella has challenged Professor Pickard to compete with her in a one on one triathlon. " More in article link.
  12. Sorry if you were responding to my post. I deleetd it and made own thread since it was a tangent.
  13. (Edit: I originally put this as a response in a thread but it was a tangent so I deleted that and made it its own post.) High glycemic foods are getting a bad reputation. Is it really warranted? It seems marketing is running with, coining all kinds of low glycemic diets etc. Just another diet craze? I think it tends to do the opposite of what people think (it will make you eat more, not less.) You feel hungry primarily for two reasons: First, the main reason is low blood sugar and the second is empty stomach. Your body is always guarding against low blood sugar. As your blood sugar decreases, your body will regulate it, keeping it a minimum with stored fat and carbohydrates and other means and you will get more hungry the longer you delay addressing teh hunger. To address it, you need to get sugar into your blood. So if you try to just eat low glycemic foods, you are likely going to eat more than your body needs because the low glycemic foods are delaying that sugar getting into your blood. The second thing needed to stop the hunger is a full stomach. Low glycemic foods tend to hurt you here also. Most of the lower glycemic foods have higher amounts of fat and are less bulky, meaning you need to eat more of this denser food to fill your stomach. For me I notice more satisfaction and longer lasting full feeling from eating starch oriented foods. For example, on days when I eat a lunch centered around rice (today for example) or potatoes, I feel full most of the day and eat later than normal in afternoon because I remain full much longer. On days when I eat a lunch centered around something fat and low glyemic like avocadoes, I feel hungry shortly after lunch, even though it was close to same amount of calories as the starch centered lunches that kept me full a longer time. Here is a link to a good article on glycemic index: http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2006nl/july/glycemic.htm Interesting highlights from that article: 1) GI not as satisifying in stopping hunger: Neither high nor low GI carbohydrates results in excess calorie consumption or weight gain. In fact, a high-carbohydrate diet is crucial in preventing weight gain in those with a tendency for obesity.7,8 Carbohydrate consumption promotes satisfaction of the appetite and higher GI foods do this even better than low GI foods—because the elevation of the blood sugar after eating is one of the key mechanisms in satisfying the appetite and reducing food intake.9 Worldwide, populations of hundreds of millions of people who eat high GI potatoes (Peruvians) and rice (Asians) are trim and active for a lifetime. 2) Digestion is not as simple as GI makes it: The findings from the GI demonstrate the falsity of the popular notion that the rates of absorption are a matter of “simple carbohydrates” versus “complex carbohydrates.” The gut is not a passive sieve that allows molecules to pass based on their size—rather it is an active membrane with an “intelligence” that purposefully allows selected nutrients to enter at the correct rate and in the correct amount. The large numbers of carbohydrates found in our foods have a wide variety of chemical compositions and physical structures—as a result of complex interactions, they are digested and absorbed by the human small intestine into the body at different rates—giving rise to diverse blood sugar and insulin responses. 3) GI is hard to calculate: Many people stake their whole health future on the GI. However, from the practical viewpoint of daily use, GI is too complex and changeable to precisely guide a person to the correct food choices. Different studies find widely varying GI values; for example, sweet corn has been found to have a GI of 37, 46, 48, 59, 60, and 62.1 Cooking and cooling changes the food’s GI. The ripeness of the food increases the GI. Disrupting a food’s dietary fiber by grinding, and also removing the fiber, make carbohydrates more easily absorbed, increasing the GI. Mixing foods together results in a GI of the meal that cannot be predicted from the GI of the individual foods. Therefore, even with great effort you will likely be way off your target GI. 4) Low GI does not mean low sugar. Low GI does not necessarily equate to healthy food choices. The GI of fructose is 19—about the lowest GI you can find. Table sugar (also known as white sugar and sucrose) is half fructose (the other sugar in this disaccharide is glucose). About 55% of the sugar in high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is fructose. A diet full of sugar is one with a moderate GI. 5) What GI is: Glycemic index (GI) measures the rise in blood sugar in a person over the two to three hours following the consumption of an amount of food that contains 50 grams of carbohydrate. This rise is then compared to a standard reference: the rise in blood sugar caused by consuming glucose (a sugar) or white bread; also containing 50 grams of carbohydrate. The final result, the GI, is expressed as a percentage. Meat, poultry, fish, cheese, and eggs do not have GI values themselves, because they contain little or no carbohydrate.
  14. Welcome. I just started to stretch on a regular basis. It makes a big difference.
  15. So, you do not think they were raised for slaughter? There were 50 of them at any one time. I just find it hard to believe there is enough demand for them for anything else but maybe the yare shipped nationwide. They seem like they would have more meat per weight than horses is why I always thought it was for slaughter.
  16. There is a miniature horse farm near my house. I have always thought it was raising the horses for slaughter. Neighbors said I was nuts that the horse were pets and sold to families with children. I never knew anyone to have a miniature horse and I think families with them would be so rare that no one could make a business around that. Well the farm has been there for at least 16 years (time I have known about it.) One week after the horse slaughter prevention act was passed by the US House, the property has a bright new "Commercial Land For Sale" sign on it. Coincidence?
  17. Welcome. This foum has many topics, bodybuilding is pretty much a lesser used one.
  18. Below fairly well reflects my views on the thread's subject man: Germaine Greer Tuesday September 5, 2006 The Guardian The world mourns. World-famous wildlife warrior Steve Irwin has died a hero, doing the thing he loved, filming a sequence for a new TV series. He was supposed to have been making a new documentary to have been called Ocean's Deadliest, but, when filming was held up by bad weather, he decided to "go off and shoot a few segments" for his eight-year-old daughter's upcoming TV series, "just stuff on the reef and little animals". His manager John Stainton "just said fine, anything that would keep him moving and keep his adrenaline going". Evidently it's Stainton's job to keep Irwin pumped larger than life, shouting "Crikey!" and punching the air. Irwin was the real Crocodile Dundee, a great Australian, an ambassador for wildlife, a global phenomenon, a superhuman generator of merchandise, books, interactive video-games and action figures. The only creatures he couldn't dominate were parrots. A parrot once did its best to rip his nose off his face. Parrots are a lot smarter than crocodiles. What seems to have happened on Batt Reef is that Irwin and a cameraman went off in a little dinghy to see what they could find. What they found were stingrays. You can just imagine Irwin yelling: "Just look at these beauties! Crikey! With those barbs a stingray can kill a horse!" (Yes, Steve, but a stingray doesn't want to kill a horse. It eats crustaceans, for God's sake.) All Australian children know about stingrays. We are now being told that only three people have ever been killed by Australian stingrays. One of them must have been the chap who bought it 60 years ago in Brighton Baths where my school used to go on swimming days. Port Philip Bay was famous for stingrays, which are fine as long as you can see them, but they do what most Dasyatidae do, which is bury themselves in the sand or mud with only their eyes sticking out. What you don't want to do with a stingray is stand on it. The lashing response of the tail is automatic; the barb is coated with a bacterial slime as deadly as rotten oyster toxin. As a Melbourne boy, Irwin should have had a healthy respect for stingrays, which are actually commoner, and bigger, in southern waters than they are near Port Douglas, where he was killed. The film-makers maintain that the ray that took Irwin out was a "bull ray", or Dasyatis brevicaudata, but this is not usually found as far north as Port Douglas. Marine biologist Dr Meredith Peach has been quoted as saying, "It's really quite unusual for divers to be stung unless they are grappling with the animal and, knowing Steve Irwin, perhaps that may have been the case." Not much sympathy there then. The only time Irwin ever seemed less than entirely lovable to his fans (as distinct from zoologists) was when he went into the Australia Zoo crocodile enclosure with his month-old baby son in one hand and a dead chicken in the other. For a second you didn't know which one he meant to feed to the crocodile. If the crocodile had been less depressed it might have made the decision for him. As the catatonic beast obediently downed its tiny snack, Irwin walked his baby on the grass, not something that paediatricians recommend for rubbery baby legs even when there isn't a stir-crazy carnivore a few feet away. The adoring world was momentarily appalled. They called it child abuse. The whole spectacle was revolting. The crocodile would rather have been anywhere else and the chicken had had a grim life too, but that's entertainment at Australia Zoo. Irwin's response to the sudden outburst of criticism was bizarre. He believed that he had the crocodile under control. But he could have fallen over, suggested an interviewer. He admitted that was possible, but only if a meteor had hit the earth and caused an earthquake of 6.6 on the Richter scale. That sort of self-delusion is what it takes to be a "real Aussie larrikin". What Irwin never seemed to understand was that animals need space. The one lesson any conservationist must labour to drive home is that habitat loss is the principal cause of species loss. There was no habitat, no matter how fragile or finely balanced, that Irwin hesitated to barge into, trumpeting his wonder and amazement to the skies. There was not an animal he was not prepared to manhandle. Every creature he brandished at the camera was in distress. Every snake badgered by Irwin was at a huge disadvantage, with only a single possible reaction to its terrifying situation, which was to strike. Easy enough to avoid, if you know what's coming. Even my cat knew that much. Those of us who live with snakes, as I do with no fewer than 12 front-fanged venomous snake species in my bit of Queensland rainforest, know that they will get out of our way if we leave them a choice. Some snakes are described as aggressive, but, if you're a snake, unprovoked aggression doesn't make sense. Snakes on a plane only want to get off. But Irwin was an entertainer, a 21st-century version of a lion-tamer, with crocodiles instead of lions. In 2004, Irwin was accused of illegally encroaching on the space of penguins, seals and humpback whales in Antarctica, where he was filming a documentary called Ice Breaker. An investigation by the Australian Environmental Department resulted in no action being taken, which is not surprising seeing that John Howard, the prime minister, made sure that Irwin was one of the guests invited to a "gala barbecue" for George Bush a few months before. Howard is now Irwin's chief mourner, which is only fair, seeing that Irwin announced that Howard is the greatest leader the world has ever seen. The animal world has finally taken its revenge on Irwin, but probably not before a whole generation of kids in shorts seven sizes too small has learned to shout in the ears of animals with hearing 10 times more acute than theirs, determined to become millionaire animal-loving zoo-owners in their turn. On the Dog Whisperer: I am going by one episode (all I saw and all I wanted to see.) In that episode, a lady was upset because her dog would snap at her if she touched its bum. Maybe its butt was sore, inflamed, or the dog simply preferred tnot o be touched there. Its his body. The Dog Whisperer's solution: Tighten a lease around the dogs neck, touch the dog's bottom and yank on the lease.
  19. http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3781716a7144,00.html Liver studies hint vegies suit humans 31 August 2006 Scientists studying kidney-stone diseases have stumbled across evidence that humans may be genetically more suited to vegetarianism than meat eating. The discovery was made when the placement of an enzyme known as AGT, which is linked to the rare kidney-stone disease PH1, was found in one area of the liver in herbivores and another in carnivores, Professor Chris Danpure, of University College London, said yesterday. Evolutionary science indicated that about 10 million years ago the distribution of the enzyme in human ancestors appeared to change from favouring a omnivorous diet to plant eating. Humans began eating meat only in the past 100,000 years, a habit which has increased dramatically in recent times. "It would appear that the diet we have now is incompatible with the distribution of this enzyme, which was designed for a herbivore diet, not meat eating," he said. The human placement of the enzyme was the same as in rabbits, sheep and horses. "One of the consequences of this could be the high frequency of kidney stones in humans, especially in western societies." Danpure, who is a guest speaker at the annual Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting this week, said if the link was proven it had potential for identifying people susceptible to kidney-stone diseases. More than 300 leading scientists from New Zealand and overseas are attending the conference this week, which was opened by Research, Science and Technology Minister Steve Maharey on Tuesday night. Molecular biology was helping transform the New Zealand economy and a recent survey found that biotechnology income to New Zealand companies in 2005 was $855 million, he told delegates.
  20. When I bought some already grinded, I just ate some in a spoon.
  21. I did not care for his show for the same reasons that you posted. I saw an episode of the Dog Whisperer (bad name because he does far more than whisper to them) and I think he is abusive to dogs.
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