- Dr Fuhrman
- Vegan DHA
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I have been a vegetarian for half my life, but I used to eat pretty unhealthy. I am afraid to say that potato chips and diet coke were a staple of my diet, until my daughter was born. When she was about six months I realized that parenting was all about modeling, and that I really did not want her to grow up eating crap and being fat.
At first, my only goal was to lose weight (modeling meant: eating potato chips when the baby is asleep), but as I read more about nutrition and health, I started to eat much healthier. It helped that the baby did not turn out to be much of a sleeper.
After reading Eat to Live I decided to try veganism again. I had thought about going vegan several times over the past few years, but I thought it would mean eating lots of soy products, and I did not like that idea. And I thought I hated beans. From Dr. Fuhrman I learned that a vegan diet should be based on vegetables, not soy or grains, and I rediscovered beans: it turns out I just did not like the way they are traditionally prepared in my country. Dahl soup and mung bean pancakes are now my favorite lunches.
In searching for information about a healthy diet, I found out that that is a very controversial topic, especially on the internet. I never knew there were schools of thought that said that whole grains were bad for you, for example. It was quite confusing sometimes. I also found some completely new concepts such as the acid/alkaline balance of a diet. Sometimes, it all fit together beautifully.
Like every person who lost a hundred pounds, I became quite evangelical about it. With this website, I hope to help others who are looking for information about a healthy diet, and tools to help them keep on track.
English is not my own language, so please forgive my inevitable errors. I am not a doctor or a dietitian. If you have an illness and want to make drastic changes to your diet, you should always consult your doctor. I appreciate all feedback and corrections. You can e-mail me at helena at this domain
This website has sponsored links to Dr Fuhrman, Bodyweight Exercise Revolution and iHerb.com. These are products and companies that I honestly and truly recommend. I used to have google ads, but took them down because I did not want to promote sleazy companies and crappy products. I really believe in Dr. Fuhrman and coaches Murdock and Steer. I bought their products myself and found them valuable and I recommend them wholeheartedly. iHerb sells supplements and other health food stuff. It is one of the very few online stores that ships worldwide for very reasonable prices (international shipping for small packages is six dollars, and they often have free shipping promotions). They have great prices too, even if you live in the US I think. If you use my coupon code GUH019 when you checkout, you get 5 dollars off your first order of $40 or less, or 10 dollars off your first order fo more than $40.
November 13, 2007