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  1. 1) Get away from toxins. Smoking, second-hand smoke, air pollution, animal products(contains environmental pollutents) and any other toxin which causes inflammation and promotes cancer. 2) Include antioxidants in your diet that can cross the blood brain barrier, like lutein and zeaxanthin, from whole foods like leafy greens. No antioxidant supplements because they have a bad record of promoting cancer. Basically, eliminate source of inflammation and give your brain the nutrients it requires to heal itself. The Gerson Therapy is well known for reversing Cancer, including astrocytoma. http://gerson.org/ Did you get your Vitamin D levels checked?
  2. Deficiency means a shortage of a nutrient. Technically protein deficiency is possible when other nutrients are missing in the diet; especially on a fruit only diet because most fruits are also deficient in Vitamin A, K, Folic acid and Iron. These nutrients are required by the body in conjunction with other vitamins, minerals and amino acids to produce collagen(protein). I didn't mean losing hair as baldness. I mean't losing hair as less hair follicules.. less dense hair. This is what human's look like on a fruit only diet in the long run... Do you actually believe we got a big brain by eating only fruits and leaves like chimps and skipping on the intake of Omega 6 rich nuts? What didn't you understand about those videos? Thats not only protein deficiency. Its malnutrition. Especially a major deficiency of vitamins and minerals. http://pophealth-fp.blogspot.it/2010/01/pluri-deficiency-syndrome.html
  3. Here is the science on soy: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-much-soy-is-too-much/ & http://nutritionfacts.org/video/too-much-soy-may-neutralize-plant-based-benefits/ I tried "Natura Nuova Bio Tofu naturale 100% vegetale" from esselunga and it was very bad. I haven't found any good tofu here in Italy. @yepes: When there is a protein deficiency in the body, protein synthesis halts in the hair follicle(s) and then the hair falls out when protein demands of the hair follicle aren't met by the diet. A person will know they need protein when they are loosing more hair than normal. The truth is that people require more protein to stimulate protein synthesis because they are deficient in the fat soluble vitamins(Vitamin A/D/K); a lot of people are. The fat soluble vitamins are like hormones and are a lot more potent at stimulating protein synthesis than a high protein diet and are a lot healthier for the body in the long run. Best protein source: Raw leafy greens(Vitamin A & K) with sunshine (Vitamin D). Best fat source: Nuts, olives, seeds. Best carb source: Ripe fruit. @MillaD: More protein is required when there is a lack of fat soluble vitamins as I mentioned above and when insufficient calories are eaten. Protein is the basically the bricks(mattoni) of the house(your body), so when daily calories aren't fulfilled from either the intake of carbs and fat, the body breaks down muscle(protein/bricks/mattoni) to produce fuel(sugar). Protein requirements for a sedentary individual: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amminoacidi_essenziali (Italiano) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_amino_acid (English) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/shaking-up-the-protein-myth/article792354/ We don't know how much protein you need or if you even need a protein powder. You can do a simple test by doing bodyweight deep squats until you can't do anymore reps. If you gain muscle and don't loose your hair; you don't need anymore protein. If you don't gain muscle and start loosing more hair than normal; you need more protein. Don't let me stop you from experimenting with protein powders because at the beginning of the day, it is your path of life that you have to walk down. Nuts do contain protein however I mean't that they contain the essential fatty acids(omega 3 & 6's). We need the essential fatty acids for cell membranes, brain health, muscle growth and other physiological functions. Fats are best eaten as the last meal of the day because they make us tired. Here is a good read on an Omega 6: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arachidonic_acid#Arachidonic_acid_in_the_body Too many fats are only a problem if we eat foods which irritate our intestine by poking holes in it, such as gluten sensitivity and for certain individuals, other grains like legumes and rice.
  4. I mean't fasting on a non-work day. Have you ever tried fresh carrot juice?
  5. You're obviously eating healthy foods however are you eating because you're hungry or are you eating for the sake of eating a specific meal at a specific time? We can skip breakfast if we aren't doing anything intensive in the morning and the body will eventually use fat as fuel after it has used up the glycogen. Like fasting for 12-24 hours and having fruit near us as backup fuel if we need it. Marathon Training - Burning Fat as Fuel Periods - They May Be 'Normal', But Are They Healthy? Actual hormonal fluctuations cause mood disorders and depression. Vitamin D plays a huge role in stabilizing hormones.
  6. I agree about the danger of grains and legumes however some people like myself can tolerate some legumes like cannellini and borlotti beans. I agree with you about the essential fats. Its too bad that the guy who wrote 801010 is still so anal towards nuts and seeds. Do you have problems with eating moderate amounts of ripe fruit throughout the day? Enjoy this video
  7. Calories doesn't equate power or muscle mass. Have you tried including essential fats? Walnuts, hemp seeds, chia seeds, etc..
  8. You will know you need protein when you start losing your hair and/or when you aren't gaining muscle. Are you eating walnuts(noci), hazelnuts(nocciole), etc.. for essential fatty acids? Protein powders Raw: http://www.sunwarrior.com/ & International stores: http://www.sunwarrior.com/store-locator/international/ - http://www.rawliving.eu/catalogsearch/result/index/?limit=all&q=sunwarrior Ciao!
  9. @Vegan Aspirant Yup. The human body doesn't waste resources. Excess cholesterol is stored in adipose tissue, cell membranes and, subcutaneous fat where it then is converted to 7-Dehydrocholesterol for Vitamin D production or retroconverted back to cholesterol. A thing about cholesterol is that its production is regulated by Vitamin D; so low levels of Vitamin D will lead to low levels of cholesterol in the body, which isn't a good thing because it will then lead to low levels of androgen hormones. Something to watch out for. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell_membrane http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_D#Production_in_the_skin A thing about plant based diets is that there is a huge difference about how the body works when eating only plants and when eating animal products. When we eat only plants.. we have to produce all the important nutrients that are found in the animal products.. all the nutrients that those animals produced themselves and eating animal products is basically taking the lazy way out. You said you want to get leaner.. have you tried including nuts into your nutrition.. some linoleic acid(omega 6) gets converted to various conjugated linoleic acids by gut bacteria. The various conjugated linoleic acids have been shown to reduce body fat mass. Here -> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15159244 Here is another one.. Arachidonic Acid(omega 6) increases muscle mass -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arachidonic_acid#Muscle_growth +1 especially about the processed crap and grains. carb phobia doesn't apply when we eat a clean plant-based diet. I want a mountain of ripe apricots now and they aren't even in season!
  10. No problem. You'll know the Vitamin D is working with the nutrients in the leafy greens when you feel a steal rod holding your spinal cord straight. Hence collagen synthesis has taken place. Here is an elementary view: http://completewellbeing.com/article/a-d-e-k-the-vital-vitamins/ As for your original question on whether to choose low carb high protein/fat or high carb/low fat. Have you tried experimenting with what works for you? Maybe medium carb/fat works for you. Generally, the carbs are used as immediate fuel, perfect for cardio and the protein/fats with vitamins and minerals are perfect for recovery.
  11. Have you checked out the Profiles page to get an idea? http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/?page=bio_kirkilis
  12. I read a bit of your blog and what you eat is very healthy. Rich in leafy greens and variety of whole foods. We actually don't need EPA/DHA, 5HTP and any other molecule because the production all these molecules and androgen hormones, collagen, etc.. is maintained by Retinoids(Vitamin A), Vitamin D and K in conjunction. So when we are deficient in one of those Vitamins.. we become low in hormones and ultimately we crave animal products. This is the main reason why a lot of plant-eaters return to eating animal products like bone broth(collagen). I prefer this brand at a 5,000 IU dose and you'll know you are taking too much when insomnia kicks in. http://www.vibrantnutra.com/d3-1000iu.aspx
  13. Her carny diet looks pescetarian with very little plants. Plant-based diets are simple. Protein powders if you need extra protein... Sunwarrior, vega, etc.. Tempeh(fermented tofu) Tofu if you can handle it. Legumes if your intestine can handle them. Vegetables. Leafy greens.. salads. Rich in vitamins and minerals. Nuts... walnuts, etc.. Rich in essential fats. Fruit. - Fruit doesn't make you fat and no need to be afraid of it. The lack of muscle definition is just excess cholesterol(from the animal products) in the cell membranes. Vegan Aspirant, your joints don't get inflammed from eating rice?
  14. LOL. Yea, veganism is definitely not a diet however plants are superior than animal products, if only people could only see that. Its sad the world is run by dimwits with no conscience.
  15. How are your Vitamin D and B12 levels? You might be intolorant to the grains. Have you tried eliminating the grains for ripe fruit and see if you feel better?
  16. The omega ratio only applies if you're eating animal products and live in a polluted city. Omega 6's are only inflammatory when toxins enter the body. I prefer the omega 3's from walnuts, leafy greens and other plant foods.
  17. Maybe you're not absorbing the food you are eating, how is your stool? Whats with the cut in the middle of your abs?
  18. Maybe you're deficient in Vitamin D? It takes over a month for the intestine to heal from the damage of the gluten, lentils and chickpeas. Give it time. Are you sure beans(white/red kidney beans) cause you to break out?
  19. She has never been a vegan. She has been trashing veganism in her youtube videos with misinformation. Saying we vagans get as much cancer as meat eaters. What a disgrace.
  20. Nice straight back! Almost looks like you have a stick up your ass!
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