In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • Vegan Food Pyramid
    Vegan 2017: A Documentary

    More and more people are turning to Veganism, either as a more healthy solution to a chronic illness or health issue they are experiencing, or simply to support animal rights and to prevent the torture and killing of animals.

    Vegan 2017 is the latest documentary I’ve come across on the subject of Veganism.

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    The Pros and Cons of Getting Protein on a Vegan Diet

    Here’s the deal…

    The average American thinks that he/she needs protein from animals in order to survive.

    This idea/concept couldn’t be further from the truth.

    And I’ll use the analogy of the race horse once again, because a horse is the perfect example of a sentient being and mammal that thrives on a Vegan Diet!

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    A Vegan Lifestyle: The Old World Sourdough Bread Update

    A week after the Old World Sourdough Bread incident, I’m feeling much better.

    In case you are just checking in and missed all the hoopla, I have been gluten-free since the beginning of the year, officially. And even in 2016, I was trying to be more gluten-free but not 100%. But during this transition period I was noticing that bread and anything with flour in it had caused me bloating and feeling rather sluggish.

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  • Beast Burger
    A Vegan Lifestyle: What I Eat Throughout The Week

    I’ve been thinking about what I eat during the week as a Vegan.

    I think I try to mix it up and eat a variety of foods, but I know that I could do better in eating more variety and eating new fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds.

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  • Beast Burger
    Gluten Sensitivity: A Real Issue For Me, And I Tried Eating Bread Again

    One of my musical colleagues told me a few weeks ago that it might not be the gluten that’s causing problems for people who are gluten sensitive, but actually the pesticides in the wheat.

    So I got to thinking about it, and even did some research online that seemed to point to this pesticide issue rather than any problems with gluten.

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    More Thoughts on a High Carb Diet for Performance and Athleticism

    It took me many years to realize this: Carbs = Energy!

    But, the current dietary establishment wants everyone to be on a low-carb, high protein diet!

    What does this tell me?

    The Meat and Dairy Industries are at it again, saying that carbs are bad for you and cause weight gain. But if you’re on a low-carb, high protein diet, meaning that you eat more high protein foods like dairy products, red meat, chicken, seafood and pork, that your going to lose weight.

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