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Anyone a Mormon or a 7th Day Adventist?

Sunday, September 08, 2013

I've been doing lots of research on the 2 religions, because on 2 different occasions, I have read that the people active in these 2 religions have the lower incidences of Alzheimer's, and cancers, and live the longest with a good quality of life.

Flying home, there was another article in my prevention magazine, this time about the Mormons in Salt Lake City, and how they have low cancer & Alzheimer's rates, and are rated the healthiest people in the nation.

These are Christian Religions, so they worship God, just as I do. But the other 2 things these religions have in common, is they eat very little to no meat, and they don't drink coffee or tea.

I'm curious if there is anyone here on our board that is a part of either one of these religions, and if they could share a little more about the way they eat, and why.

I've always felt that coffee/caffeine had always been a culprit of encouraging bad health, but I loved my morning cup of Joe. However, starting tomorrow, I am giving up coffee for good. Not because of these religions, but because I always experience stomach cramps after I drink coffee. So I'm giving it up. I have given it up before, and always felt better without it. But I guess caffeine is truly addictive, because it's been hard to stop completely.

My program, before I went to Texas, was basically the same as their diet. I was eating lots of raw fruits & veggies, gave up coffee, and ate very little meat, but increased my fish intake. I felt great before I left for Texas, but because I went off program in TX, I'm back in a downward spiral. My cravings are back full force, and I didn't have any before. They came back with a vengeance.

Tomorrow I'm looking forward to getting back on track, and cut the cravings off at the root.

I feel physically terrible again, like I did before I started my program. I have no energy, and feel sick all the time. I really am looking forward to feeling better again.

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SEATTLESIMS 9/9/2013 12:48PM

    I've been a decaf coffee person for a while now and like tea too.
But if you have stomach issues with coffee, it might be good to cut it out. Maybe black tea to help wean yourself off? That is what I did.
Some times the acid in coffee causes stomach issues.
yeah, there are all kinds of articles about benefits of coffee/tea but you have to do what works for you.
Good luck getting back into your program..
Did you start eating more grains or dairy or something when you were on your trip?
Have you ever had food allergy test done? just wondering if you are feeling that bad if it is a specific thing in your diet.
Hope you feel better soon, if you have a diet plan that helps you feel better, I say stick to it!


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REALLY_ROBIN 9/9/2013 12:16PM

  I gave up coffee a couple of weeks ago, and I feel better too. It also didn't make my stomach feel good. You can do this!

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ROMANTILLY 9/9/2013 4:06AM

    I am LDS. The members of the LDS church follow a "eating" code called the Word of Wisdom - we don't drink coffee, tea, alcohol, and caffeinated sodas. I choose not to drink soda at all. I would be happy to share more information with you whenever you like and can provide you with the information in the Word of Wisom by email or post on your spark page.

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PATTISWIMMER 9/8/2013 10:02PM

    I am not giving up my coffee as it helps prevent diabetes 2.,Alzheimer's and Parkesnson, constipation among other things....

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