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  1. I was looking into this myself, and I discovered it's high in saturated fats and destructive to habitats in the rainforest where they clear cut for this product. Coconut oil at the moment is probably better for you and I have found it easy to obtain organic sources. Some sources: http://kids.mongabay.com/elementary/palm_oil.html http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA316479
  2. Duh! In my original post, I mentioned that an "exercise ball" had been my office chair but was causing the same problems of every other chair, so getting another one would kind of be like healing a knife wound by jamming another knife into the gaping hole....That's what happens when you focus on the good of the situation instead of the bad. Baby Herc I'll keep my questions to myself next time. My gawd this forum is full of pricks. [/exit]
  3. Well these are great and I know I have seen Herbatint somewhere, I'll try that one.
  4. Vick needs to be set on fire and put out with a chain.
  5. why not use a Pilates or Yoga ball instead creating more waste by buying more?
  6. It's been two months now of the best lifestyle I have ever chosen! However, despite being able to easily find razors, deodorant, toothpaste, etc. it's been a real challenge finding hairdye that is not Henna, that fits my requirements. I went gray as a mule at 16 yrs and I work in the food and beverage industry so looking old would not be good for me. I live in Toronto, Canada and downtown. I have tried Kensigton Market Sugar and Spice, Pancea and Nutrition Depot on Bloor. Am I missing a place that might sell Revlon(who don't test) or something?
  7. Pepper can be dangerous for dogs. A lot of spices can cause acute pancreatitis. There's also breeds that are prone to prancreatitis such as miniature schnauzers.
  8. Eating a lot of saturated fat can increase the cholesterol in your blood. High levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of: a heart attack, stroke, and narrowed arteries (atherosclerosis) Cholesterol is a type of fat that your liver makes from the fatty food that you eat. Saturated fat ARE BAD FATS! Good fats include mono and polyunsaturated fat, such as Avacado, Macademia Nut, Almond oil are good fats and won't flood your blood stream with cholesterol (bad). I maybe a new vegan, but I am not new to nutrtion and health.
  9. Saturated fat is bad for you. You need mono and polyunsaturated. I found some macademia nut oil with 11 grams of mono and soooooooooooooooo delicious. Look for it!
  10. Google is how I've been getting my information. I guess I should mention I am NOT actually retarded but a NEW vegan, and I have lots of questions. Ergo this topic.
  11. Does anyone have any information, not sponsored but legit, from Canada or Ontario?
  12. So what you're saying is that organic is more sustainable, and that conventional farming uses chemical fertilizers made from oil? Do you have any links I can read?
  13. Now that most food is not organic, people are still starving. Millions of people are dying of hunger or malnourrishment despite the promises of Monsanto and other gm crops producers that have been saying for over 15 years that their gm cron and soy will save the world. How come its not happening? It is the opposite. It ruined thousands of Indian farmers, now one indian farmer commit suicide each 7 minutes or something like that. Farmers around the world are now just slaves of those gm crops, companies and their insecticides. I recommand reading the book The World According to Monsanto, much better than the film. You don't see the big picture, see the GMO's issue with a holistic eye and from the point of view of Nature, don't forget that things were created and evolved the way they are and not the way we made it, now we are changing this, and we are against the law of nature, it is inevitable that it will turn against us in the future or right now. Just one example: we noticed that bees are dying; less and less bees, for mysterious reasons but experts suspect it is linked with GM crops. Albert Einstein said that the day bees will disappear, mankind will be able to survive just a few years longer. Unbelievable, now we mix genes of pics in strawberries or fish in tomatoes, we unleash some genetically modified mosquitos in nature, we give gm food to cattle along with grownt hormones and antibiotics and we are planning on genetically modify the cattle itself so that they produce less methane, etc... You think GM food is better for health? You must be kidding. So when you buy food you search for genetically modified stuff. If, as you say in your post, organic food is not so much better for the environment (which I highly doubt, since its more natural, requires less toxic chemicals, etc), it is impossible that non-organic food is superior for health; full of health-hazardous insecticides and pesticides, and the fact it is genetically modified is not good at all, the body is not designed to deal with something that does not exist in nature - and then we wonder why there's 1000% more allergies, cancers, asthma, diabetes etc than a few decades ago. There,s absolutly no benefits from gmo for the people, only for those who make and sell it. First off, I make NO CLAIMS. I am asking questions. Just like every intelligent person should, and I never swallow on faith any facts that I might be spoon fed from one extreme to the next. I make my decisions based on scientific fact, logic, and regional laws and politics pertaining to me. The bee problem is very very good point. There are quite a few plants that can only be pollinated based on where a bee is carrying it's pollen let alone by the bee. There are so many factors in nature, that to the run of the mill human it is improbable to mathematically consider all and any possible outcomes. Making the right choice is daunting. Thank you for your input.
  14. I stopped by organic when I became vegan. I know a lot of people in agriculture and a lot of "facts" about Organic food is a really a myth and redundant as a vegan. Well, I don't drink milk or consume dairy anymore....soooo Well...I covered that. That's probably because that cheaper organic stuff is from China, and they don't have a good track record for not poisoning livestock, pets or people Open for discussion, but I'm finding a lot of evidence suggesting that the environmental aspect is a huge myth. Prior to 1970, all crops were organic and people starved, and food was healthier? Unhealthier? GM food is modified for heartiness, and health. How is it bad?
  15. I plan on donating to this, does anyone have experience with over seas donations?
  16. Cats need taurine. They can only get that from amino acids in meat, or I have to supplement them if diets don't provide it. I did animal care for years, I'm not worried and it always be trial until I see they can't handle it. I read about dogs living longer, and avoiding endocrine cancers which has a higher rate in the city. That being said, I've made my decision; I've weighed the pros and cons for my kids. I'm getting Vegetarian formula from Natural Balance for my Alaska, and see how she does. The boys are getting regular cat fud but from ingredients only from Canada made in Canada.
  17. I'll check about making it. I'd prefer local just to save on shipping costs. I'm a student too.
  18. I heard this some time ago, and it doesn't surprise me. i tried to keep a hive when i was little(i love bugs!!), wasps take over the nest sometimes and it's heartbreaking:(I like their dance when they find something everyone needs to see. If they did that to my hive, and with the lack of habitat it wouldn't be a shock that poor little honey bees aren't thriving.
  19. You could replace "belt" and "backs" with "wraps" and "knees" (or wrists depending what kind of wraps). Or "straps" (versa grips) to avoid poor "grip strength". Unless you have serious knee problems, I doubt wraps will do shit during a deadlift. Also I wouldn't recommend using straps when trying to build up grip strength. Bottom line is if you use any of these you are avoiding the problem, and your weak link is only going to get weaker by protecting it. The only reason you'd use them is if you don't care about a certain area but want to work others (you're failing on grip but don't care about building it - use straps to use more weight to hit back/hams more), or you're training for simply as high a weight as possible, as a number...for example a goal, or for a competition you're allowed to use some of this gear. For a beginner, get technique down first, solid raw strength and give it a good run at hitting and breaking plateau's...at least identify your sticking points/weak areas first and then work on them. Increasing your max without equipment will increase your max with equipment (and build everything up evenly including joint strength). Increasing your max with equipment won't necessarily increase your max without equipment (and increases risk of injury without it). What's good for the gander isn't always good for the goose. I forget that,my advice came from a female prospective. I can barely get my hand around the bar.
  20. Use wraps or versa grips before you rely on a belt. The belt is to protect already weak backs. Also, make sure your hand and forearm strength are caught up.
  21. NO is nitrous oxide by the way. Please check ingredients, cause I'm not sure if every brand is vegan safe.
  22. NO tablets of the lemonades with creatine mixed in and glutamine and protein shake for me always was a great combo. I went from doing 80lb dead lefts and 90lb leg press to triple that for both in no time. In fact, I have sciatica and squats always exacerbate it but with that combo (and dynamic stretching) I managed to do 135lb squats, which was previously 60lbs max. 2 hours after the gym I always made sure I had a good meal with some ginger and black tea to reduce inflammation and before bed more glutamine mixed in with casein which will be tofu and glutamine now. Granted it's only been less than a week but I feel MORE energy and lighter!!
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