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    Health Benefits

    When it comes to their health benefits, walnuts definitely are not a hard nut to crack. This delicious nut is an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, a special type of protective fat the body cannot manufacture. Walnuts' concentration of omega-3s (a quarter-cup provides 90.8% of the daily value for these essential fats) has many potential health benefits ranging from cardiovascular protection, to the promotion of better cognitive function, to anti-inflammatory benefits helpful in asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. In addition, walnuts contain an antioxidant compound called ellagic acid that supports the immune system and appears to have several anticancer properties.



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  2. I'm guessing cheeseface and fatty are the cats and not me? Mainly cause I don't live there. Te he


    correct. hehe. they are the cats.


    well you been over here a couple nights already since I been here. you might as well live here

    the more vegans the better. hehe

  3. please come madre. pleeeeease.

    we decided to go because you live relativly close.


    I drove 45 something hours across the USA. and we're driving 8 hours or so down to the comp and 8 back. so 16 hours total.

    so you driving 3 hours cant be that bad

  4. meals of the week (recipe and photos of meals we'll make)


    Go ahead...post your recipes...I bet me and veganmadre will still kick your butts....hehe


    Sounds like you guys are having alot of fun! That's great. Wish i had the cajones to get up and move to the west coast.


    oh no, I totally suck at cooking. I thought it be cool to try to make a meal and list the recipe to show other vegans how possible it is to make meals who have lil to no cooking experience.


    you and madre still reign is the best

  5. you rock!


    thanks for the movie kourtney. it was great meeting you and I look foward to hanging with ya more often at Team Vegan Headquarters (robs apartment)


    btw kourtney (hope i spelt that correctly) has a totally sweet new house located in beautiful Oregon countryside.

  6. What is it?

    Bromelain, derived from the pineapple plant, is one of a group of proteolytic enzymes (enzymes capable of digesting protein).


    It is widely believed that most orally ingested enzymes are destroyed by the digestive juices prior to being absorbed. However, there is evidence that significant amounts of bromelain can be absorbed intact. Proteolytic enzymes other than bromelain are often used with people who suffer from malabsorption. Although bromelain in combination with other enzymes and ox bile has been reported to help digest food, it is generally not used for this purpose. However, bromelain does contribute to the digestion of protein, and may therefore be used as a digestive aid. Although many doctors assume that other proteolytic enzymes, such as those found in pancreatin, are more effective than bromelain in helping digestion and absorption, almost no research compares the relative effects of these enzymes.


    Bromelain is an anti-inflammatory agent and for this reason is helpful in healing minor injuries, particularly sprains and strains, muscle injuries, and the pain, swelling, and tenderness that accompany sports injuries. Topically applied bromelain in the form of a cream may be beneficial for frostbite, possibly enhancing the rate of healing. and for cleaning debris from burns. These uses of bromelain should be supervised by a doctor.


    Also as a result of its anti-inflammatory effect, bromelain has been found to dramatically reduce postoperative swelling in controlled human research. Double-blind research has found bromelain effective in reducing swelling, bruising,and pain, for women having minor surgery in conjunction with giving birth (episiotomy).


    The anti-inflammatory effect of bromelain is the probable reason this enzyme has been found effective for people suffering from sinusitis.Some of the evidence supporting bromelain in the treatment of sinusitis comes from double-blind research.


    Bromelain, in combination with trypsin (another enzyme), may enhance the effect of antibiotics in people with a urinary tract infection (UTI). In a double-blind study, 100% of people who received bromelain/trypsin in combination with antibiotics had a resolution of their UTIs, compared to only 46% of those who received antibiotics alone.


    Again, probably due to its anti-inflammatory action, bromelain was reported to help patients with rheumatoid arthritis in preliminary research.In that trial, in which bromelain was given for varying (3-week to 13-month) periods, 73% had good to excellent results.


    Bromelain is a natural blood thinner because it prevents excessive blood platelet stickiness.This may explain, in part, the positive reports in a few clinical trials of bromelain to decrease symptoms of angina and thrombophlebitis. In addition, bromelain reduces the thickness of mucus, which may benefit patients with asthma or chronic bronchitis.


    Preliminary evidence suggests that bromelain may possess antitumor activity, though the true importance of this effect is poorly understood.


    Bromelain can induce beneficial changes in white blood cells with possible effects on immune function.However, whether these effects would help people with immune system problems remains unclear.


    Where is it found?

    Bromelain is found mostly in the stems of pineapples and is available as a dietary supplement.


    Bromelain has been used in connection with the following conditions (refer to the individual health concern for complete information):

  7. Totally Topher


    haha ninja that rocked!


    I'm having a great time here and I think Rob and I will benefit bigtime from training with each other.


    Robert's photoshoot went extremely well and he has some of his best pictures yet.


    expect us to post and keep updated training logs, exercise of the month (with step by step instructions and pictures), meals of the week (recipe and photos of meals we'll make), and photo comparisons of who is bigger and photos of us growing.

  8. I made it here! wohooo victory!


    thanks ya'll for your kind words, and help with gas $$

    I ended up leaving 10am wednesday october 5th and arriving lil after midnight on friday october 7th.

    I learned so much about myself and had the best time ever. I slept in a car wrapped in a "land before time"blanket, I had a rambo action figure to keep me company, I filmed my adventure, and along the way I met so many kind ppls.


    Rob and Meg are truly some of the nicest ppls ive ever met. I instantly feel at home and the potatos were delicious.


    Robert's forearms are huge! after losing some weight I feel so small compared to him. so its time to start training really hard. hehe. and help get rob in contest shape. although I aleady think he is. he really is a big guy.

  9. totally go to docs and get it checked out.


    i have patella femoral syndrome, its no fun. no surgeries yet. but I totally have knee problems with the ligaments and stuff. go get it checked out befoer you really miff it up.


    if for some reason you totally cant walk, rob and I will carry ya around. heh

  10. thanks ya'll.


    I cleaned the xtrackerx's air filter. and the oil change I preformed makes the xtrackerx run at thousand less RPM's which is great! it will save me on gas and improve performance. and the idiling RPM speed is amazing, it was 2.3 rpm's, it is now about 0.4


    $20.00 filled my gastank 7/8 full. I am gonna go load my things in right now, and come early morning Im out. Ive got directions printed out and I bought all my groceries and Im set.


    Cant wait! this will be my last post online til I reach Oregon. Hope everything runs smoothely and I make it there in one piece with no breakdowns. take care ya'll.


    (btw driving westwards....I will gain 3 hours....so essentially I feel like Pete and Pete, when they went back in time. hehe....anyway nobody probably understands that anology. but im out. cyas)



  11. if you want help passing your firefighter exam, aka getting in better shape, I would love to help train ya. no sense in giving up on a dream. if youre mentally strong, you can get your physicality to match. sometimes it just takes that outside push in the right direction.

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