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On ‎8‎/‎1‎/‎2019 at 6:36 PM, Thingamabob said:

100% agreed. Eating animals is disgusting and shameful.

Do some research on how many animals are killed in the fields to harvest your food and make you feel so superior.

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33 minutes ago, Mikisteel said:

Double big Mac for breakfast today I think.

Did you ask for extra pancake syrup with that?

 

I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals.  I just hate plants.

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"The ethical, scientific and intellectual unsustainability of treating animals like objects & property - rather than what they are: sentient beings who experience happiness & suffering - is forcing courts to grapple with their legal status, led by @ALDF"

 - Glenn Greenwald

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On 8/1/2019 at 9:08 AM, simon43 said:

I have no moral concerns about eating meat, only health concerns about eating poor quality meat. 

 

As a youngster, I used to go pheasant shooting in the UK, kill a couple of pheasant, take them home, hang them for a week and then eat them.  Very healthy meat.

Aaah........a pheasant plucker no doubt!

 

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There are many vegetarian stalls in Thailand, why not give it a try for 2 weeks. I have done it for much longer.

 

There are too many obese people around, and don't eat rice or bread if you are trying to stay slim.

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On 8/2/2019 at 5:58 PM, Brightly said:

A few things to note about adding psyllium husks (essentially this is Metamucil) to your daily regimen.

 

First of all, it’s beneficial in a number of ways:

 

* Promotes bowel regularity

 

* Linked to reduction of colon cancer

 

* Provides a feeling of fullness (especially helpful when taken 

   between lunch and dinner time to prevent snacking)

 

*  It can totally REDUCE YOUR CHOLESTEROL (as it binds with and 

    “escorts” dietary cholesterol out of the body).  Some folks are 

     able to get off statin medications altogether with psyllium.

 

This is pretty great news, doncha’ think?  And it’s a sensible adjunct to anyone who’s looking to drop a kilo-or ten.

 

HOWEVER, one should start with a low dose of psyllium, followed by a glass or two of water, and work up to higher quantities of this supplement, as tolerated

 

On 8/2/2019 at 8:29 PM, Skeptic7 said:

Drink LOTS of water with psyllium husks. Should drink plenty of water regardless, especially in tropical climates...but essential to drink lots of water with psyllium for the full benefit and to prevent the opposite (blockage) from happening. 

There seems to be a lot of info out there with regards to psyllium husks etc, this especially for people who suffer from constipation like yours truly.

 

I went to see Professor A here at the hospital and took a long all of the "fibres" (both soluble and insoluble) that I had been trying to ease my constipation and these things included: – psyllium husks, Metamucil, apple fibre, oat bran, glucomannan (konjac root), Fibily (from Watsons) and a few others.

 

He suggested that I needed to drink more water and I did explain that my total water capacity was usually around 2 L plus a day and I didn't do much exercise, so I wasn't really sweating it out, and even when I did take the fibre, I ensured that I took it with plenty of water.

 

What he did say was that I was to steer away from any of the fibre products that turned into a sort of gel when water was added, and that includes many of those above I have mentioned.

 

By luck I happened upon a website specifically dealing with constipation and the causes thereof and one which caused me a great deal of joy was one which dealt with those folk, like me, who have a very slow digestive system – – called slow motility syndrome, and no matter how much fibre I take, it does nothing more than move very, very slowly through my system and even though I take a lot of water with it, it tends to have the effect of – – yes, constipation.

 

No amount of water helps it to move through my system any faster than my system will process it, so I'm pretty well stuck.

 

Getting onto the diet/vegetarian aspect of this thread, I don't eat much in the way of meat and if I do, it is usually chicken, with perhaps a little bit of ground pork when I make a Thai meal.

 

Pasta is a favourite as are my home-made pizzas with a very thin crust and laden with such things as tomatoes, onions or chopped leek, olives, artichoke hearts and occasionally chopped avocado, accompanied by a side salad.

 

Because I drink red wine, I do take a multivitamin and I suppose I am relatively healthy for a 72-year-old and now that I have conquered my constipation problem I am feeling better than ever – – – and the secret is not fibre per se, but drinking one large glassful of prune juice every morning and it is the natural sorbitol in the prune juice which seems to do the trick.

 

The object of this post was to make people aware that there are those folk out there who will not respond favourably to all sorts of wonderful "fibre solutions".

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On 8/2/2019 at 5:00 PM, Skeptic7 said:

Interesting FYI... 

 

Differences between carnivores and herbivores. 

 

Nearly all animals have canine teeth regardless of diet. The hippopotamus is strictly an herbivore and has the largest canines of all. Camels have large canines too, as do other herbivores. 


1. Carnivores have sharp molars/humans and herbivores are flat
2. Carnivores have claws and paws/humans and herbivores hands or hooves
3. Carnivores have large oral cavities/humans small
4. Carnivores have short digestive tracts/humans and herbivores long
5. Carnivores pant to cool the body/humans and herbivores sweat
6. Carnivores lap liquids/humans and herbivores sip
7. Carnivores produce their own vitamin C/humans and herbivores get it from their diet
8. Carnivores don't chew much and saliva doesn't have digestive enzymes/humans and herbivores chew and saliva does have digestive enzymes
9. Carnivores are quick and cunning and kill with claws and teeth/humans are not and don't
10. Carnivores kill then eat raw meat/most humans buy pretty packages of pre-killed meat and usually cook it. 

We are omnivores!!!!

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23 minutes ago, jvs said:

We are omnivores!!!!

Agreed, but much more in common with the herbivores...which was the point. Why you animal flesh eaters so defensive and sensitive??? 

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In the old days when I grew up we had bacon for breakfast . I stopped that filthy habit when I was in my 30's . 

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