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Heart Health & Cancer concerns [Jul. 15th, 2007|01:08 pm]
Super Healthy Food for Busy / Low-Energy People


A couple weeks ago my dad found out that he has heart disease and probably needs a triple bypass surgery. In addition, he is overweight and constantly has kidney stones.

Then, a couple days ago, I had a bad scare with my mom. She found a lump in her breast. Thankfully, it turned out to be benign. But it really got me thinking about my work in this community, how to find a healthy diet.. and how much a diet can help with cancer.

Add to that.. I took classes this summer semester that kept me insanely busy and I ate fast food every other night, the most junk food I have eaten sequentially in my whole life. I don't even want to know how much weight I might have gained.

Instead of low calories, I am browsing sites trying to find a low-carb diet that is healthy in it's own right, possibly more veggies and less meat. I am going to try to find out about the repercussions of low carb high protein diets on heart health and cancer.

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[User Picture]From: sugarblue_sunny
2008-07-11 02:44 pm (UTC)
Pick up a copy of The China Study, you'll love it! It's got great suggestions for good, healthy foods for those with heart disease, cancer, obesity, etc. and those trying to avoid these maladies. I highly suggest it!

If you're looking for really amazing high-veg, low/no-meat recipes, try the cookbook Vegan with a Vengeance, it's my favorite!
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[User Picture]From: sugarblue_sunny
2008-07-11 02:45 pm (UTC)
Also, I forgot to include this in the comment, [I tend to be "post comment" button happy] but I'm sorry for commenting on such an old post, I just was really touched by your story and wanted to help. I hope your family is doing wonderfully!
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