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Share the Wealth of Health Are you a follower of the grain? Have you been searching for health and happiness and found it? Still searching? Come share your experiences with other macro followers.

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Old 01-05-2007, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default Macrobiotics Ingredients

I found this website if you're having trouble finding some of the more difficult ingredients for your Macro dishes :-)

https://www.asianfoodgrocer.com/index.asp
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Old 01-22-2007, 02:33 AM   #2
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Default hi all im new here is macrobiotics ok for diabetics

hi all was wondering if anyone knows if macrobiotics diet is ok for diabetics maybe
and if it makes dirk so healthy would it do anything for a menopausal diabetic female me lol.
any ideas im thinking about it
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Old 01-26-2007, 08:16 PM   #3
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I think it's good for diabetics because it does eliminate processed sugars. But if you're under a doctor's care for it I'd suggest talking to him/her first. Carb intake and other factors might pay a role, too.

Keep us posted on what you learn, too.

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Old 09-13-2007, 07:01 AM   #4
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Here's another reason to try to choose 'organic' veg (if you can afford it)

"Salvestrol 40 is a type of phytoalexin - a chemical produced by plants to repel attackers, such as insects or fungi. It is converted into a toxic compound by the P450 CYP1B1 enzyme, found in much higher levels in cancer cells. As a result, the researchers found, it proved to be 20 times more toxic to cancer cells than their healthy equivalents.

Dr Tan said Salvestrol was found in other fruit and vegetables, such as the brassica family, which includes broccoli and brussels sprouts. However, the compound tends to be produced at higher levels when infection levels among crops are high.

Therefore, the use of modern pesticides and fungicides, which have cut the risk of infections, have also led to a drop in Salvestrol levels in food. "


https://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6987200.stm

(*Lightbulb switches on! :lol: *)Of course plants that are exposed to more pathogens are going to have stronger immune systems and produce higher levels of chemicals to repel attack - just like a person has a stronger immune system if they are exposed to (small) amounts of natural bugs in the environment.
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The Harvard School For Public Health now has a very
advanced diabetes risk test on their website. We
encourage you to take the test yourself to get a
feel for how it works. We trust you'll feel that
everyone you know should take it as well. From
there, email a link to this test to everyone in your
address book with a note of encouragement in your
own words.

Here is the link:


https://www.yourdiseaserisk.harvard.e...&quiz=diabetes


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address book with a note of encouragement in your
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Or maybe just those who might actually *want* to see it? :wink:
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Or maybe just those who might actually *want* to see it? :wink:[/quote]



I did a copy/paste from another place. Just don't click on the link....
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Well it's been awhile since I popped in to post in the STW sub-forum.

UK media have been talking about the shortage of rice (from Asia) in the UK because many countries have stopped exports, worried that there may not be enough food to feed their own people - poor weather has meant many crops have failed.

Here's a quick run-down on alternatives to rice, which is pretty handy for MB lovers too!
https://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7431623.stm

(I've had my packet of quinoa on my shelf for several months now - I'll definitely open it this week! )
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Well it's been awhile since I popped in to post in the STW sub-forum.

UK media have been talking about the shortage of rice (from Asia) in the UK because many countries have stopped exports, worried that there may not be enough food to feed their own people - poor weather has meant many crops have failed.

Here's a quick run-down on alternatives to rice, which is pretty handy for MB lovers too!
https://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7431623.stm

(I've had my packet of quinoa on my shelf for several months now - I'll definitely open it this week! )
my husband & I eat Quinoa all the time....it works as a main meal...or a special treat...we have been taking cooked quinoa and mixing in sauted red onion, dates, and pine nuts....it is a great late night snack....it is a great grain that goes well in so many dishes

take care of yourselves....you may be the only one that does....and you will feel great about taking on the job!!!

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