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  1. Hi everyone! I'll be in NYC the weekend of August 25th for an event for PCRM. I'm looking for a place to crash (obviously prefer it be with a fellow vegan) or at least suggestions on cheap but decent places to stay. The event is in the Hamptons. I don't need to stay there specifically. I'm willing to take the train out to the event if needed. Thank you!
  2. First, thanks Robert for offering giveaways, etc. to those who keep a journal here! I'm a fairly regular exerciser but have to admit I have been going in cycles lately. For months I'll get into a regular workout routine, only to not workout much at all for months, and then back on and off I go... Well, one of the New Year's resolutions is to work out regularly on a longer-term basis, and to make it a priority! What better way than to start here with you!
  3. I haven't posted on this forum in quite a long time. I'm surfacing once again to say.... Holy shitballs!! You look fantastic!!! What a transformation!!
  4. Hm ok all good suggestions, thanks you guys. So, is liquid B12 available at any old drug store or health store? I never knew there was such a thing. And I didn't know about eating fat after fruits/veggies, but that makes sense! Rob, I have not been to a doctor. I'm one of those people who, ahem, won't bother going a doctor unless I'm on my deathbed pretty much... Oh but you are right, I really should just go. There is no reason not to. Ok I'm putting it in my calendar to call them on Monday! Oh I PM'd you too... Thank you again!
  5. Good suggestions, I do snack when I'm at the gym, but I don't bring food with me when I"m just out in general. That is a good idea, I will do that. I was also wondering nutritionally, are there vitamin/mineral deficiencies that I should investigate which could be causing this? If I knew what I might be lacking, I could correct it pretty easily I'm sure. I just don't know what I don't know...
  6. Great site Attila! I will point people to your site when I need to give them the rundown of why I don't eat milk/eggs/meat/etc.
  7. I"m not sure whether to post this here or in Women's Health. This is a general question so I'm putting it here, but I realize my needs may be influenced by my being, uh, female. lol Anyway, my question pertains to energy. I've never had a good track record with keeping my energy up, and going vegan hasn't changed that much. A BIG thing for me is that I don't get enough/good quality sleep. I may go to get a sleep study done, because this is a long standing problem. On the nights I do get good sleep I definitely notice a difference in my energy. So, aside from solving my sleep problems, what other things can I do to make sure I have energy throughout the day? I take a multivitamin every day, drink fortified rice milk, take 2 tbsp ground flax daily... but still by the evening/dinner time, I am really tired and my body is dragging. I work out 3-4x week. I don't know what else I should be looking into. Any ideas?
  8. Cool! Thanks for the suggestion!
  9. Hey all, I'm going to be in Atlanta from Sept 15 - 18th. I will have one or two free afternoons, so if anyone is down there and would like to meet up, let me know!
  10. Evan, from what I've learned, grinding the flax seeds is what makes the EFA-rich oils available to the body.
  11. _raven_ - my grays have been creeping up on me for a long time actually, it's nothing new But I am seeing more lately. I'm 37 so I expect to see a few I guess. It's nothing some coloring won't take care of, but that's not my ideal. I have been making a point to drink at least 2 glasses of water each day, the past several days. I am going to the bathroom more! lol I guess the other benefits will come with time! Anyway, I don't know if my diet before going vegan helped the grays move in. I was not conscienscious enough about getting the proper nutrition - although I certainly wasn't terrible about it either. But I'm sure I was low on some essential nutrients. I hope I am correcting that now with the flax as well as bumping up my fruit and veggie intake, and supplementing, etc.
  12. That's a good question. Although raven's comment made sense to me because I'm not using it "packed" down at all, just taking it straight out of the coffee grinder so there's plenty of air space in there too. But yeah I'd be interested to hear the answer to this too!
  13. Oooooooh. Thanks! hehe. I didn't realize there would be a difference in the measurement but it makes sense now that I think about it! I thought it was just the pressed oil, or the "already ground" flax that was vulnerable, and not the whole seeds? If I store the whole seeds in the freezer, can I grind them straight from the freezer? I don't why not I guess, but you guys seem to know more about this than me. So is THAT why I've been really thirsty this past week?? lol! I thought it was just the heat wave. I've been eating flax but not drinking enough water (I usually don't drink enough anyway - time to change that bad habit) As far as the hair, skin, and nails, etc... My hair is actually already dark and very long, and pretty thick. I'm Italian, it comes with the territory I guess. But, I have noticed a lot of grays popping up! I don't know if this is just normal aging (I'm not THAT old though!) or indicates something is lacking in my diet? This will be a good test to see what happens. And yeah, my skin can use a lot of help. I have good ol' adult acne. Whoopeee. I am on a treatment regimen for it and it is starting to help, but I also want to try any anything in my diet that might help too. You're not long-winded! I need this info. I'll check out your blog. And I have one more q. Who is Dr. Fuhrman? What are his qualifications? Thanks again!
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