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  • Really looking forward to the Michael Arnstein cast it’s amazing what he can achieve on purely fruit and veggies – as I’m interested to know how he adjusted from the very beginning of how he started his diet and what problems he encountered as his body adapted to the diet
    Hope you all had great runs today on Patriot’s Day
    Regards

  • I remember meeting Sid along with you at the San Francisco Sports Basement during your book tour.
    Sid’s small steps reminds me of Stanford professor BJ Fogg’s work on tiny habits, which I covered in “How to Make Tiny Habits Big”.
    Your comment on building pent-up energy by doing less than a person may be capable of is really insightful.
    Prof Fogg says if you want to develop a habit of flossing your teeth, begin with one tooth. Now, obviously nearly no one will bother just doing one tooth, so more will be flossed and soon a habit is formed.
    Another insight on this topic is about how you introduce the formulation of the new habit.
    So, back to flossing… given (presumably… hopefully) that a person already has the habit of teeth brushing prior to bed, the flossing activity (it’s not a habit yet) begins by placing the floss next to the tooth brush. Hard to avoid it there.
    Good luck with the Academy, Matt!!
    -Joe

  • Wondering if any of you have wrestled with the problems of SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)? I was vegan for 2 years but developed more food intolerances during this time. I had started out not able to tolerate gluten or dairy. Now I can not tolerate most nuts, some seeds, all legumes and have problems with IBS and systemic achenes if I eat yams, rice bread of heavier starch. I would love to hear if anyone has been able to turn this around on a vegan diet or if you needed to go to the SCD or Paleo which are so high in animal protein. Thanks All. A great site and I believe in the health of the diet but am not there now because of the problems listed above.

  • Hi Lara
    I have found that using greeen juices to realkali my stomach and colon has really helped me
    to slow down polyps growing in my small intestine – try Jason Vale’s website for finding recipes,
    also Kris Carr nd Robyn Openshaw – good luck

    1. Hope this doesn’t feel like an intrusion, Lara and Penny, but I have some suggestions.
      Re salads/green juice — doesn’t have to be an either/or. You can boost your nutrition and improve digestion by eating, juicing and blending a wide array of green veggies. Of course juice is easier to assimilate than blended veggies, which is easier than whole food.
      Kale, red chard and spinach are good choices, but beware eating/juicing/blending them (and all cruciferous veggies) raw if you thyroid issues because they contain natural chemicals called goitrogens (goiter producers) that can interfere with thyroid hormone synthesis.
      The other thing I’d consider is doing all you can to ensure you have a healthy microbiome in your gut. Of course, it’s hard to know w/o tests, but it would do no harm to take probiotic supplements and eat prebiotic food (fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and keifer).
      You can learn more about synbiotics (pre + probiotics) in an article I wrote called, “How to Feed 100 Trillion Guests” http://www.garmaonhealth.com/eat-probiotics-for-gut-health/.
      More about microbiota here: http://www.garmaonhealth.com/can-gut-bacteria-end-obesity-and-slay-metabolic-syndrome/
      Hope this helps.
      -Joe

  • Not sure possibly, as I tend to eat a large very mixed green salad most days too – spinach, kale, avocodo, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, cucumber with additional things like cashews, brazil nuts, sunflower, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and drizzle Udo oil mixed with Manuka honey as a dressing – let me know how you go –
    Jason Vale has a new dvd for free download today if you go on his site which you might find interesting

  • Joe and Penny. Very helpful advice. I have food sensitivities so I know that I have dysbiosis. I am taking probiotics and eating fermented food, but still seem to be having problems. I’m afraid that nuts, seeds and avocado are problems.

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