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LITTLEGULLA's Photo LITTLEGULLA Posts: 27
10/1/12 2:17 P

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Also, look in the produce department at your grocery store for something called "Veggie Shreds." They look and taste like shredded cheese (they have parmesan flavor, cheddar-jack, and sometimes pepper-jack) and they're great to top off soup or a salad! Makes me feel like I'm having cheese without actually cheating!

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TWYLAT38's Photo TWYLAT38 Posts: 32
10/1/12 1:46 P

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So great to hear! I'm vegetarian, and no dairy milk, but I do have a bit of cheese now and again. So mostly plant based, and I just started some juicing.
The easier I am with myself, the faster I heal. So even with these nutritional and fitness changes, I find that meditation, and making time for fun is wickedly important! I will check out that book you mention.
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LITTLEGULLA's Photo LITTLEGULLA Posts: 27
10/1/12 11:57 A

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I haven't read "The China Study" and I haven't seen "Forks Over Knives." However, I have read, "Eat to Live," by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, and it's pretty much the same thing....plant based diet to improve health in many areas. I began following the plan in March and I've lost 35 pounds so far. I cheat now and then, but I stick to a vegan diet more than 95% of the time. In addition to the weight loss, I'm feeling better, I'm more active and with any luck, I'll soon be able to reduce some of my medicines. I love the plan, and it's working for me!

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TWYLAT38's Photo TWYLAT38 Posts: 32
9/7/12 7:01 P

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I wanted to start a new topic, as I am reading the new book, "The China Study"; it's about an extensive 30 year research study and talks about the benefits of a plant based diet to eradicate heart disease (as well as some cancers..). There is a lot of interesting stuff, like how the cattle and meat industries in our country, market to americans, and how this evidenced based study will be at odds with those industries as a result. The movie, "Forks over Knives" has a bit on the China study in it. I am not affiliated with either the movie or book, but that is what I'm reading and watching currently. I had long since cut out all transfats, and many animal based saturated fats, except for yogurt and cheese once in a while; but I wanted to share this information, because beyond surgery, there is much we can do through nutrition, exercise, and stress managment..to not only prevent future heart events, but to totally heal any disease that is resultant of MI's or other ailments.
Let me know what you think about The China Study, and the movie Forks over Knives. I'd love to have a discussion about it. emoticon

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