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by Roland
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Going vegan!
Replies: 37
Views: 6136

Re: Going vegan!

Less than 5% of ALA converts to EPA and less than .5% of ALA converts to DHA, in healthy people. http://chriskresser.com/why-fish-stomps-flax-as-a-source-of-omega-3 This conversion may be better in those who do not eat EPA/DHA directly. Our bodies are incredibly smart: according to the study refere...
by Roland
Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Going vegan!
Replies: 37
Views: 6136

Re: Going vegan!

Less than 5% of ALA converts to EPA and less than .5% of ALA converts to DHA, in healthy people.

http://chriskresser.com/why-fish-stomps ... of-omega-3
by Roland
Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The truth about egg yolks?
Replies: 52
Views: 7144

Re: The truth about egg yolks?

I'd say its more important to know how your own body responds to a particular thing through listening and testing rather than what any particular research says.
by Roland
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The truth about egg yolks?
Replies: 52
Views: 7144

Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Eggs are super healthy for you. http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Egg_Yolk.html There is no "bad cholesterol", only destroyed and oxidized LDL, a carrier of cholesterol. When LDL receptors are damaged by inflammation and toxins, the LDL cannot be absorbed, so it cycles through the blood until it...
by Roland
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: More Than an Apple a Day: Preventing Our Most Common Disease
Replies: 2
Views: 891

More Than an Apple a Day: Preventing Our Most Common Disease

From one of the most, if not the most informative website on nutrition I frequent. He is really good at summarizing the essence of various studies into short video clips, usually 2-3 minutes long. This is a once a year, hour long summary presentation. I think it is worth watching. The website is a g...
by Roland
Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence
Replies: 146
Views: 25009

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Posted: 28 June 2013 Most people didn't know who the Rwandans were until it was too late, and 800,000 of them were dead. Right now, the fate of Burma's Rohingya people is hanging by a thread. Racist thugs have distributed leaflets threatening to wipe out this small Burmese minority. Already childre...
by Roland
Mon May 27, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Insight timer for iphone, ipad and android: review plse
Replies: 21
Views: 4820

Re: Insight timer for iphone, ipad and android: review plse

I use the timer with interval bells function everyday. I also think it is superior to all other timers I've tried.
by Roland
Mon May 06, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Reason Caused the Holocaust
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: Reason Caused the Holocaust

For Fox sake...
by Roland
Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 674
Views: 82810

Re: Vegan diet - and one meal a day ?

It does make it a little more readable, I think.

But either way doesn't bother me!

:buddha2:
by Roland
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 674
Views: 82810

Re: Vegan diet - and one meal a day ?

alan wrote:manas:
Why the weird writing? It serves no purpose, and just may turn off people who actually care about this subject.

Express yourself properly, please.
Keyboard Malfunction
by Roland
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Roadkill For Dinner? Montana Wants To Make It Legal Read mo
Replies: 37
Views: 3529

Re: Roadkill For Dinner? Montana Wants To Make It Legal Rea

This seems logical to me. In India, apparently sandals/shoes are made from cows after they die a natural death. This looks like it is along the sames lines. Although I probably wouldn't eat any roadkill knowingly even if I was not a vegetarian. A good idea, BUT I do wish that more effort was put in ...
by Roland
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Empy space inside my head.
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: Empy space inside my head.

Are you familiar with Robert Munroe?

I've had OBE's numerous times, some before I started meditating and some after I started, all not induced intentionally. I'm not sure what it has to do with jhanas, as I have no experience in that area.
by Roland
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: A resolve
Replies: 21
Views: 15252

Re: A resolve

I'm excited for you doing this :!:

Looking forward to your success.
by Roland
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: This time: TEN days, zero tobacco
Replies: 70
Views: 8810

Re: seven days with zero tobacco

Could an ex-smoker tell me, does the desire eventually fade and disappear for good? I hope so. When I initially quit, I had been smoking about a half a pack per day. My lungs could never handle more than that. That was also the hardest to quit. For about a year, I dabbled with cigarettes, smoking 1...
by Roland
Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: This time: TEN days, zero tobacco
Replies: 70
Views: 8810

Re: seven days with zero tobacco

This post is a great idea! Quitting as early as possible, when smoking the least, is ideal. 48 hours after my last smoke was the most extreme physical withdrawals, but after that it was only mental craving. I think there are 2 types of change. Either one "chooses" to change or is forced to change. I...
by Roland
Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: My Brush With Death, Hospitalization
Replies: 50
Views: 3797

Re: My Brush With Death, Hospitalization

May you have a smooth recovery
:namaste:
by Roland
Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The cholesterol myth
Replies: 66
Views: 10492

Re: The cholesterol myth

Is high cholesterol the cause or sign of some other underlying problem that actually does the damage? It seems like an underlying problem and/or unhealthy decisions are the culprits which can manifest in part as high cholesterol. As for diet, of course plants do not contain cholesterol. Cholesterol...
by Roland
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The cholesterol myth
Replies: 66
Views: 10492

Re: The cholesterol myth

Is anyone here familiar with nutritionfacts.org? It is run by Dr. Michael Greger who studies day and night all the latest peer reviewed studies on nutrition and summarizes the information in short videos usually around 2-3 minutes. He has posted videos daily for years. It's a great public service. H...
by Roland
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: excellent tool to help manage weight and exercise
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Re: excellent tool to help manage weight and exercise

:goodpost: Apps like myfitnesspal were one of the most important tools for me when I lost weight. I don't remember if I specifically used myfitnesspal, but I tried 2 or 3 similar apps during my weight loss period. I currently use cronometer dot com. I like it because it keeps track of all micronutri...