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Food & Diet / Re: China Study
« on: June 08, 2008, 12:14:33 AM »
Correct Phanatic.
I'd urge everyone to at least read the book, then form their own opinions.

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Now that's damn impressive!

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Food & Diet / Re: China Study
« on: May 12, 2008, 11:44:32 PM »
Thanks Matt

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Food & Diet / Re: China Study
« on: May 11, 2008, 01:28:57 AM »
Heck, that was easy reading  :)

I agree with the reviewer that the title of the book is somewhat misleading. The China Study only actually makes up a small portion of the book, and a more representative title could have been the 'case for a whole food plant based near vegan diet' (or something equally as catchy!).

I'm no expert. I guess you can find flip sides to virtually everthing. The book does not rely on the one (China) study, extensive as it was, but on scientific data from many and varied sources.

What adds to the books appeal for me is
- the deep academic and scientifc background of the author (and contributions from others)
- that the author had to face a 180 degree u-turn from his early beliefs due to the data he was seeing
- that he makes no attempt to sell you anythying (other than potentially life changing, or life saving, information in the book itself) i.e. he does not appear to be driven by commercial gain - how rare is that these days?
OK, not solid reasons in themselves to validate the book, but still.

You have to actually read the book to get the full picture. The case appears compelling to me (but hey, what do I know). I was already aware to some degree of John Robbins, Dr R Young, Pritikin, etc - this book convinces me enough to at least cut WAY back on animal protein (and processed foods of course) and look for ways to significantly increase my whole food plant based consumption. 

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Food & Diet / China Study
« on: May 09, 2008, 11:50:52 PM »
Hi

Matt, I posted a few weeks ago, mentioning brieifly the China Study by C Campbell (and Ph Miracle by Dr Young). Did you take a look?

I have just finished it (audio cd's actually as I spend a lot of time in the car). I can say it is the most startling book I have ever read (ok, maybe I haven't read enough books  ;D. However, I also feel it is the most important book I am ever likely to read.

It is based on indepth scientific study and data. What a change from all the b.s. that fills the 'health & diet' bookshelves in bookstores. (I now understand why nearly all of them are complete b.s.).

I urge everyone to read (or listen to) this book, and then form their own opinions.


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Food & Diet / Soya milk and soya products
« on: April 02, 2008, 07:26:52 AM »
Hi
I think someone posted a short while ago about the dangers of soya milk / products. I didn't take too much notice at the time (sorry!), but have just read an e:newsletter from Sr Al Sears about the very same topic. I use soya milk inplace of cow's milk, thinking it's a bettter alternative. Maybe not everything is as it seems or at least as it's marketed! Dr Sears talks about the dangers associated with soya milk (toxins, effects of the processing, etc), which render it unhealthy, as opposed to traditional soy products used for centuries in Asia (tofu, soy sauce, etc) which are the result of a totally different process which renders those traditional products harmless or even healthy.
Can someone please educate me?
Also, what about Rice milk as an alternative to dairy? I'm not at all intolerant to dairy, no known issues; I just tend to agree with the logic, rightly or wrongly, that it isn't meant for humans.
Thanks in advance.

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Thanks Matt.

Have you, or any one else (on here!) read the following:
- The China Study (T Colin Campbell)
- pH Miracle (Robert O Young)

I've just started reading the China Study. I heard about the concept of the pH Miracle book but not yet read it.

Any thoughts?

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General Discussion / Re: The revolution - is it coming?
« on: March 27, 2008, 02:30:23 PM »
Thanks Matt.
Funny, I recently bought a book with Enoch Powell's speeches in it as I wanted to understand a bit more about where he was coming from, what he did actually say, etc. I sense his core message was prophetic (if that's a word?!).  I'm good at buying books, but not so good at getting round to reading them all  :) Bit like my exercising and eating habits used to be until 5 weeks ago (sites like this help maintain the motivation and provide further ideas - thanks).
Anyway, it amazes me how tolerant we English are. Perhaps it's at least partly that the PC brigade are everywhere so you hardly dare utter a word against anything these days without being frowned on. Then there's the 'human rights' effect, the EU, etc etc. The World's going mad. But there will no doubt come a  tipping point when 'the Englishman' will say enough is enough - if there's enough of a voice left by then?! The Government has sold our country down the river without ever consulting (EU, immigration, pandering to all sorts of minorities, etc) to a state where we've virtually lost our identity. Yes, we could always vote out the Government of the day at the next election (which will probably happen) but there's no real alternative on offer anyway
Hey ho, stiff upper lip and all that. 

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The Voting Booth / Re: 3 days without television, can you do it?
« on: March 25, 2008, 01:53:56 PM »
 "I do not know (or am indifferent about) who won the latest football game"

Now you've gone too far. Now I'm worried about you  :)

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General Discussion / Re: The revolution - is it coming?
« on: March 17, 2008, 03:22:40 PM »
It's not so far fetched.
Coming from a slightly different angle. I truly fear for the future of my country (England). We have been heading 'to the dogs' for years now, and the government seem either clueless or powerless to do anything much about it. They fool themselves with rafts of targets that things are getting better, but we all know deep down and from experience that they are not. All that is getting better is ability to play the game so that the figures look like the targets are being hit - crime, education, immigration, anti social behaviour, health service, you name it. Increasing numbers of Brits are leaving, or wanting to leave, in order to escape - typically the people the country needs.
Something has to change. Hopefully before the type of scenario you describe becomes reality.

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Fitness & Exercise / Re: Getting the maximum from my daily minimum
« on: March 14, 2008, 12:55:13 AM »
Keep me posted on your progress, and I'll do the same!
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OK, great, will do.

Where I'm at now, I couldn't do even 1 chin up or handstand push up! I could chin ok when I was (much) younger - I'm coming up 49 btw.
I've just taken delivery of a neat bit of kit called 'Ultimate Body Press'; it's a smple dip frame, that is also designed for body rows which I'm about to start doing as a way to build up to being able to do chin ups. I know about negative chins so that can come later too before full blown chins. Will be great when I can do handstand push ups too, but I wouldn't even attempt one at the moment!! I have another 1 stone / 14 lbs of lard still to lose aswell.
Good luck, go for it!

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Fitness & Exercise / Re: Getting the maximum from my daily minimum
« on: March 12, 2008, 02:48:05 PM »
Thanks Tony. Makes perfect sense. I'm on your tail - by the time you've reached your goal of 200 pounds I'll have reached your rep levels!  ;)
One more question please ... what do you mean by 'proper neck bridging'? Do you mean a la Matt Furey's 'Royal Court', or ?
Thanks

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Fitness & Exercise / Re: Getting the maximum from my daily minimum
« on: March 07, 2008, 01:13:31 PM »
Was going to ask you a question Tony but you've part answered it with your last post!  Still, I was wondering that, on the days when you choose to do your programme all in one go, how do you break it down into sets? Don't tell me you do those reps of each exercise in one set - that would mean I'd have an even bigger challenge in catching you up  :)

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Fitness & Exercise / Re: Getting the maximum from my daily minimum
« on: March 06, 2008, 02:04:10 PM »
We tend to be so good at making things so complicated, and at finding excuses. Perfect example of how straightforward things can be and how there is always a way so long as the decision has been made to find one. Can relate totally to your post - even if I can't match your reps (yet).
And congratulations!

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The Voting Booth / Re: Calling all caffeine addicts.
« on: March 05, 2008, 11:21:40 PM »
After the poll's run a while, how about a coffee challenge?  No, not a challenge for how much we can drink, but a challenge to break addictions?  :)   I've got a couple of weeks head start so am bound to win   ;)

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The Voting Booth / Re: Calling all caffeine addicts.
« on: March 05, 2008, 01:56:20 PM »
Used to drink about same (4 - 7) per day ... but gave up 22nd Feb this year. I knew it wasn't a good addiction to have, and that's what it is, an addiction. Attended a Tony Robbins weekend starting 22nd which, helped me break this addiction (among many other things - an awesome weekend).
Now drinking loads of water, Green Tea and occasional Roobush and black tea.
I still love a proper, quality coffee, so rather than deprive myself of one of life's pleasures, I now only drink the very occasional quality coffee but have cut out all the crap I used to drink at work etc.
It's a poison, a toxin, wrecks your adrenal glands, etc etc. 
I can't see how it's compatible with a Caveman diet, but we're all entitled to make our own choices.

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Advice Column / Re: How old is too old...?
« on: January 11, 2008, 03:01:33 PM »
Hi Folks
First post.  Stumbled across the site, been reading for a few days. Really interesting stuff, pretty exciting and inspiring. Certainly got me thinking and re-evaluating. Thanks.
Anyway, had to reply to this particular thread. Isn't it a funny trick of life that when we're in our 20's we think we're geting old and starting to get past it. Then we get into our 30's and realise how young we still were at 20 odd, and often wish we had kept going a bit longer with what we did in our earlier years (welll. some things anyway :-) ). I'm now 48 and exactly same applies now I look back on my daft thoughts about being past it, leaving 'it' too late etc in my late 30's and earlier 40's. And so on.
35!! Heck. Left it too late? Come on with you!!
I recently read the BFL guys 'Finally Fit at 50 book'. Interesting read in some respects (not an out and out recommendation to go buy it though) ; but massive credit to the guy on his turnaround. Perhaps that should now be my aim, to get 'finally fit (once again) before 50' .... but based on Caveman type approach. Let's see .......

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