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Old 11-13-2012, 06:56 PM   #26
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This too is true. However, there are many nutritionists who have an agenda and also spout nonsense. I speak from personal experience and having been hospitalized for severe malnutrition while my nutritionist and metabolic specialist were high-fiving each other next to my hospital bed for considering me to be one of their weight-loss 'successes'.
I'm glad you survived in spite of them! I suppose the bottom line is that there are bad apples in every barrel, and anyone who deals with a specialist -- medical, legal, or other -- needs to keep his/her wits about him/her, not be afraid to ask questions, and if those questions go unanswered or not treated with respect -- get a second opinion, if not another specialist.
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I'm glad you survived in spite of them! I suppose the bottom line is that there are bad apples in every barrel, and anyone who deals with a specialist -- medical, legal, or other -- needs to keep his/her wits about him/her, not be afraid to ask questions, and if those questions go unanswered or not treated with respect -- get a second opinion, if not another specialist.
That's not to say that all nutritionists are bad and should be viewed with suspicion, just a healthy dose of skepticism and self-advocacy. I've had amazing medical personnel, including my current internist and I have to shout out to all the nurses, nurse assistants and medical assistants and hospital peeps who have contributed to my recovery.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:12 PM   #28
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I have never in my life eaten meat and never had an anemia problem. I don't get sick too often either, if you don't count allergies. Last time i had lab work, everything came out well too. I don't even eat eggs even though most docs say that you at least need eggs.
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I have never in my life eaten meat and never had an anemia problem. I don't get sick too often either, if you don't count allergies. Last time i had lab work, everything came out well too. I don't even eat eggs even though most docs say that you at least need eggs.
I don't think I've ever seen any convincing evidence that you need animal protein to be healthy, including eggs. I think a vegetarian/vegan diet can be great, the key is to avoid too many processed foods (which is the key to a healthy omnivorous diet as well).
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So today I was chatting with my assistant at work who is also a vegetarian and she told me Jiffy cornbread mix isn't vegetarian!!!! apparently it has animal lard in it.

I've been vegetarian for many many years and I never thought to read the ingredient list on cornbread mix!

I'm so upset about this! Am I alone on this? Did you guys know it wasn't safe?
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There are little bits of meat and/or animal fat in all kinds of convenience foods. Most ramen contain chicken or beef extract (Top Ramen oriental flavor is safe, however), as do many soup mixes. Almost all gravy mixes have chicken fat. OTOH, gravy and corn bread are both so easy to make that I make them from scratch: that way I KNOW what's in them! If you need a cornbread recipe, PM me; I've got a vegan one that's good.
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There are little bits of meat and/or animal fat in all kinds of convenience foods. Most ramen contain chicken or beef extract (Top Ramen oriental flavor is safe, however), as do many soup mixes. Almost all gravy mixes have chicken fat. OTOH, gravy and corn bread are both so easy to make that I make them from scratch: that way I KNOW what's in them! If you need a cornbread recipe, PM me; I've got a vegan one that's good.
Yeah I am so careful with those things! Never purchase ramen, gravy mixes, soup mxes, etc unless I read the label. Actually like you I don't usually buy mixes for those things. I even know that nutella isn't safe but I guess I just never thought about checking cornbread mix.
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My husband was shocked at how many ingredient lists i need to read to make sure they're edible. I also have had products that i used for years go and change their recipe only to find out that there are eggs or chicken fat/broth in it. It's so hard being veggie and buying boxed foods!
He grew up eating standard american diet and had to adjust when marrying me.
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So today I was chatting with my assistant at work who is also a vegetarian and she told me Jiffy cornbread mix isn't vegetarian!!!! apparently it has animal lard in it.

I've been vegetarian for many many years and I never thought to read the ingredient list on cornbread mix!

I'm so upset about this! Am I alone on this? Did you guys know it wasn't safe?
I'm going to have to tell my Grandma. She's Seventh Day Adventist, and while she is no longer veggie, she avoids pork products.
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I'm going to have to tell my Grandma. She's Seventh Day Adventist, and while she is no longer veggie, she avoids pork products.
Hopefully she takes the news better than I did! Haha
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Hopefully she takes the news better than I did! Haha
She did! She was shocked because she's been using it since I can remember. It's another in a long, long, LONG line of things that have pork products.
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Do any of you have a Seven Day Adventist church in your community? They usually have a small store close by or even in the same town..I know all of their food is either vegan or vegetarian..They have the best chili..I love it!

A gastroenterologist in my town is Adventist and he opened a vegan food store and you can find all types of flour,cake mixes and other bake goods that have no animal fat..
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I was so happy to move to a town with an adventist hospital owned health food store.. then, when patient levels got really low, they had to cut programs and that was one of them. I got all my canned "meats" there. They were an excellent price and a wonderful treat. I love the adventists for their veggie food resources. My parents used to live not too far from Loma Linda University and they had a HUGE veggie grocery store. We used to buy a trunkload of stuff to bring home when we'd visit them
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Megan,I would call the hospital to see if there is some place that you can buy their "meats"..We use to have a hospital as well and when it was closed they sold some stuff out of the SDA church..Then the Dr. opened his store and people started buying there..I like their chicken okay but hated their hot dogs..Tofu is not bad as chicken but they could never get the hot dog flavor just right..I have eaten their steak as well..It was not bad if you breaded it and deep fried it..My Mom worked for the hospital for many years and I have had all kind of vegan "meats"..I had a neighbor that was SDA and I would eat with them as well..
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There's an adventist bookstore down in Sacramento that's not too far from the specialists we see for Max. I plan on going there next week when we go. It's apparently a great selection and good prices We had a long conversation with the manager of the health food store before it closed.
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I've been vegetarian since I was five against my families wishes at first. I had to spend several months having in depth discussions with my mother about my reasoning behind wanting to be vegetarian and setting up rules and agreements about it. In the end we agreed that she would cook vegetarian food for me as long as I ate fish whenever she cooked it and ate it without complaint. As she still cooks most of my meals now the same thing applies. I don't eat fish outside of what she gives to me though.

About a year ago I also developed a type of dairy intolerance so I no longer eat any kind of dairy product either. I did have anaemia once but that was from going on a crash diet for several months and basically starving myself. As soon as I started eating properly again I've been fine. ^_^

As for why I turned vegetarian in the first place, I don't think it is right to eat something that you couldn't kill in the first place. I also don't think that it is right to breed animals simply to die as meat animals are kept. Don't get me wrong, I don't care what other people do or think. That's their deal.
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As for why I turned vegetarian in the first place, I don't think it is right to eat something that you couldn't kill in the first place.
I'm actually in agreement with this. However I don't mind fishing, and I would try hunting if I had anyone to go hunting with, but my family just fishes. We do eat what we catch. At least if you hunt or fish, don't let it go to waste. It's one thing to hunt or fish for food, it's another because you just like killing things. But that's just my opinion.

I do think people should take the time to visit a farm, or at the very least go find a video online, and see how things are done the old-fashioned way. The steak you eat does not magically appear out of nowhere, nor do boneless skinless chicken breasts.
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I'm actually in agreement with this. However I don't mind fishing, and I would try hunting if I had anyone to go hunting with, but my family just fishes. We do eat what we catch. At least if you hunt or fish, don't let it go to waste. It's one thing to hunt or fish for food, it's another because you just like killing things. But that's just my opinion.

I do think people should take the time to visit a farm, or at the very least go find a video online, and see how things are done the old-fashioned way. The steak you eat does not magically appear out of nowhere, nor do boneless skinless chicken breasts.
Yes, as far as I am concerned if you are able to kill the animal without any problem then I don't have a problem with you eating it. You are a hunter, you hunt, that's cool, you deserve to eat meat. Otherwise you shouldn't be sitting there with your fingers in your ears making lala sounds every time somebody mentions that the food you are eating used to be an animal! And totally, if you are going to kill an animal at least do it for a reason. In my eyes humans are animals like anything else. Animals eat other animals. So I don't have a problem with people killing and eating animals at all.

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I do think people should take the time to visit a farm, or at the very least go find a video online, and see how things are done the old-fashioned way. The steak you eat does not magically appear out of nowhere, nor do boneless skinless chicken breasts.
Agreed. I've got relatives who farm, and I lived on a farm myself for several years. Slaughtering livestock is never pleasant to watch, but it does put everything into perspective.

FWIW, yes, I do eat meat nonetheless.
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There are farms, and then there are factory farms. If you can still find a family farm that raises animals the traditional way, they'll probably be glad to have you visit. Factory farms do not encourage visitors. They tend to be surrounded by very high chain-link fences, often with barbed wire at the top. At night, they're lit up with floodlights, and it is not unusual for them to have infrared sensors and armed guards on patrol as well. These people do NOT want you to see what they're doing. For a fair, balanced discussion of the various ways animals are treated, along with interviews with people involved in raising, slaughtering, and distributing meat, I'd recommend Jonathan Safran Foer's book Eating Animals to those who are interested.
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Do any of you have a Seven Day Adventist church in your community? They usually have a small store close by or even in the same town..I know all of their food is either vegan or vegetarian..They have the best chili..I love it!
I'm not far from Collegedale Tn. They have a great store that vegetarian. I go there from time to time and try things out. So far everything that I have tried was great. One thing that they sell are the kits to grow your own sprouts I really want to try this.
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I've been vegetarian for a few months now. I tried meat once during that time and it tasted awful when I wasn't used to it. It seems to take ages to go vegan. Don't know how some people do it straight away.
One thing I'm curious about is if any of the vegetarians here experienced a turning point when they just couldn't eat meat anymore? Or was the decision very gradual?
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One thing I'm curious about is if any of the vegetarians here experienced a turning point when they just couldn't eat meat anymore? Or was the decision very gradual?
Meat is hard to digest: I understand that when you introduce a baby to solid foods, you have to start with vegetables and fruits and bring in meat gradually, or the child may develop colic (which is why you see jars of baby food with titles like 'strained carrots with beef'). Well, guess what happens if you haven't eaten meat in several years and somebody slips you some without telling you? In my case, a Chinese friend made some soup for me, and it was not until later that I discovered the cute little balls in it were made of fish. I had gut-wrenching colic for a day, followed by two days of diarrhea. So in my case my body made the decision for me!
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I didn't know about meat causing colic. I'll definitely make sure I stick to being vegetarian.
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