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Website: http://atheistuniverse.net/group/healthnutrition
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Congress pushes to classify pizza as a 'vegetable'

Started by Hope. Last reply by Ana Pirs Oct 18, 2019. 9 Replies

This is not a joke! Pizza has been insulted, really!I feel sad when I hear people saying that Pizza is a junk food..Now, they are calling it a  vegetable! so sorry for you Pizza! Believe it or not, the congress  pushes to classify pizza as a…Continue

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Your Lunch Diary

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Doone Oct 8, 2019. 136 Replies

This is partially for fun, partially to learn about one another, and partially to examine the way we eat. I think I tend to eat pretty well, but I still have a hell of a time managing my weight. That is not to say that I never eat chocolate or ice…Continue

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Daily Serving of Nuts Linked with Longer Life

Started by Davy Nov 21, 2013. 0 Replies

Eating a small amount of nuts each day may help people live longer, a new study suggests.In the study, which included information from more than 118,000 people, those who ate about 1 ounce (28 grams) of nuts daily, seven days a week, were 20 percent…Continue

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A calorie is not a calorie

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris Nov 18, 2013. 15 Replies

We people in the wealthier countries are getting fatter. In the USA, about two-thirds of the population are overweight, and about one-fifth are obese. This has been happening despite an enormous increase in weight-loss diets.The latest research…Continue

Nudity Provides Health Benefits for Your Body and Brain

Started by Neal. Last reply by Onyango Makagutu May 3, 2013. 2 Replies

Curiosity, when it comes to human bodies and sex, seems to create abnormal behaviors. Maybe more nudity would be better for all. Posted: Wed, May 01, 2013 | By: Hank PellissierIs clothing crushing us? Are we trapped in tomb-like textiles, exiling…Continue

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State With Highest Obesity Rate Passes ‘Anti-Bloomberg Bill’ To Ban Food Regulation

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Mississippi; feels like stupid.Mississippi — where about one in three adults is at least 30 pounds heavier than a healthy weight — isn’t on…Continue

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Large study finds that consumption of processed meat shortens lifespan

Started by Adriana Mar 8, 2013. 0 Replies

This is not really novel, BUT as a scientist, I'm a big fan of studies, numbers, statistics, etc. Especially if the study has a big "n", like this one. About 500,000 people were evaluated in this study. Eat your fruit and veggies, people, and leave…Continue

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The 9 Weirdest Diets in History

Started by Neal. Last reply by Hope Feb 27, 2013. 2 Replies

I had forgotten about some of these. Ah, the Great Masticator. =)From the poet's faddish potato diet to the Atkins, Dukan and current favorite the 5:2 fast, the search for effective weight-loss programs has been going on for centuries.February 20,…Continue

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Product Reviews

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Marianne Jan 27, 2013. 25 Replies

This thread is just a place to put your food & nutrition product reviews--good or bad. Please follow now even if you don't have anything to add, so that you can be sure to get updates on new reviews. Please add reviews when you think of…Continue

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Comment by Davy on October 3, 2020 at 10:33am

Randall to stop being bombarded with fast food commercials then you had better look at how they have industrialised the processing of food. When you industrialise the growing and slaughter of animals and since they are not doing it to preserve the end products means that they have to push people to consume it at a faster rate. What is way of doing that? The fast food industry. 

Had you been observing that the pace of the growth of the fast food industry, it lagged slightly behind the growth of the increasingly mechanised processing plants. That is why feed lots for cattle come in to being to supply the maws of those plants. 
These plants are like automated plants that produce goods of various descriptions. Those machines need to be supplied 24/7/365 and their outputs have to be sold as soon as they can be otherwise the machines have to be shut down till the goods they produce are cleared.
So you can see they are not going to stop the commercials selling fast food crap.

As for vegetarians and vegans they actually make me laugh when they have recipes trying to mimic the very things they avoid like a vegan version of oyster sauce. I mean to say if it is oyster sauce then it is a sauce created from oysters not something that is far removed being anywhere near an oyster. That is something I have never figured out about them making meatless recipes but still calling them by the name of the recipe with the meat. ???????????????????
I grew up not far from a town that was 90% Seventh day Adventists  so no butcher shop. But mum liked it as their shops were open on Sunday unlike the rest of the shops in the area. This was way before they decided that shops could trade on a Sunday in my neck of the woods. 

All self discipline is having self control. Taking control of Desires and emotions you want to read the works of Epictetus, Aurelius and Seneca and see what they say about Self control. 

Comment by Randall Smith on October 3, 2020 at 8:07am

Self-discipline is not an easy road to follow. Consider how the public is bombarded with TV commercials showing "Whoppers", "Big Macs", "Wendy's Deluxe Burger", etc. I am both repulsed and Pavlovian when I see one! Burger, pizza, and similar commercials should be banned from television just as cigarette ads were.

Comment by Dennis Paul Renner on October 2, 2020 at 9:47am

Dr. Mercola is a mixed bag.  He tends to mix a few objective facts in with a bunch of subjective nonsense at times.    Does not make him the most reliable source.  I would stick with those experts who only use the objective evidence for their research, and diet advice.    I have not always eaten healthy.  It has been a long road of educating ones self about nutrition.  It also takes a degree of self discipline to make the necessary changes to improve ones health.    It appears that not everyone has the ability to self discipline themselves when it comes to food.    For me I have always found that with in two weeks my cravings for harmful foods go away.   I replace those harmful foods with whole foods that are nutritious for both my wife, and I.    My philosophy has been;  What good is it to learn something, if you don't apply it to your life.     

Comment by Randall Smith on October 2, 2020 at 8:01am

Thanks for you input, Dennis--and the videos. I have read Dr. Gregor's How Not to Die book. Excellent. I receive his blogs, also. What's your opinion of Dr. Mercola?

Anyway, I've live with vegans (sister and stepdaughter), and respect their decisions to eat the way they want. I wish I was more committed to eat more healthy. And just because my BMI is 19, it doesn't mean I'm on the right track. I eat far too many sweets, enjoy wine and cheese, and will have an occasional pizza. I exercise vigorously which helps! Still, no rationalizing that exercise counters poor food choices. Grade wise, I'd give myself a B+, certainly room to improve.

Here's to good health and a long life. 

Comment by Dennis Paul Renner on October 1, 2020 at 11:57pm

What is wrong with the word omnivore?  It simple describes a living creatures diet, consisting of both plant, and animal foods.  If that is what you eat, that is a correct description of what your are.    This is the section where Health, Nutrition, and the science behind it are discussed.  Right?  To get emotionally up set over the facts, and science is like a religious person becoming offended because an atheist proved their their dogma incorrect with scientific facts.

The fact that a vegan diet is better for the environment, better for the other species we share this planet with, and better for humanity as a whole, are just facts.  The fact that eating animal based foods is bad for the environment, bad for the other species we share the planet with, and bad for the health of humanity is just the facts.   Mic simple presented the facts.      This is the educational message.   If you have a problem with it.  The problem is not the facts, the problem is that you really didn't want to hear the facts, because they must interferes with your omnivore lifestyle, and feeling good about it. 

  Just as science backs up the position of the atheist so does science back up the position of the Vegan lifestyle.    That is objective evidence the science. 

No one here is trying to offend anyone.  Just to share science based facts on Nutrition, and Health.    Here is a video I hope you find less upsetting.  It covers the 15 leading causes of death in humans.   It is all science based.    I offer it simple as a gesture of sharing information that could prolong your life, and the environment we all depend on for life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6kuGO9nKEs  

Comment by Stephen on October 1, 2020 at 4:05pm

Yeah, that will work, calling us omnivores and acting all superior, it didn't take long for me to take a real disliking for Mic. I respect both vegans and vegetarians but obviously, that respect isn't a two-way deal.

Comment by Dennis Paul Renner on October 1, 2020 at 3:42pm
Comment by Stephen on October 1, 2020 at 2:40pm

Perhaps and only perhaps if I had my time again I might have been a vegetarian. But I like Onyango would miss those little pleasures.

Comment by Dennis Paul Renner on October 1, 2020 at 2:26pm

I would say life gets better for all involved.  The animals are happier.  The humans are healthier.  The environment of the planet is far better off.

I honestly don't see these foods as pleasures.  I see them as a hindrance to health and all life.   

Comment by Onyango Makagutu on October 1, 2020 at 1:06pm

He says: no meat, no dairy, no flour, no sugar, no salt, no wine.

Where is life once you remove some of these little pleasures.

 

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