Thursday, 15 December 2011

Review Fish Oil Vs Algae DHA

Vegetarian / Vegan Omega 3 EPA DHA vs Fish Oil Supplements « Nuique

Have vegan and vegetarian Algae omega 3 alternatives to Fish Oil DHA made fish oil redundant and made the need to rape the world's oceans of fish to bleed them of oil obsolete ?

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Ireland appears to have a pea shortage.

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Thursday, 8 September 2011

Vegetarian Society - Fish Free Friday

The Vegetarian Society - Vegetarian Society - Fish Free Friday

The Vegetarian Society's Fish Free Friday
Sea TheTruth about Fish and The Environment

Today The UK Vegetarian Society launched Fish Free Friday a kind of Meat Free Monday for demi-vegetarians who have been duped into thinking that fish is the healthy option. It's most likely
also a polite dig at chefs who still think fish is a vegetarian option.
The film The End of the Line, and more recently Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's channel 4 TV Fish Fight have gone a long way to educating us about the plight of the sea. 

However if you watch 'Sea The Truth' the movie (available free to view online) you'll see that the issues uncovered by Hugh and the End of the Line's naked Greta Satchi are quite literally the tip of the melting Ice berg.

Devastation Under The Sea
Sea The Truth is a film instigated by Dutch diver and underwater macro photographer Dos Winkel who founded The Sea First Foundation. He was horrified to watch over the last 20 as the underwater ocean habitat had been quickly decimated. As he looked for the reasons behind the devastation he became more and more angry that governments were sitting back and intentionally allowing this to happen. 
Extinction Looms
Dos also discovered that the loss of biodiversity under the sea was not only devastating for marine biology, social, health, environmental and economic reasons but that the survival of the human race depends on the health of the sea.
It seems one of the many bio-chemical functions of the fish in their synergistic place in the natural world's delicate balance of things is to regulate the acidity of the sea. It's now thought that no fish = no balance = no plankton= no planetary lungs = the whole world slowly suffocates.

Report by The UN
The findings of a new environmental report by the UN was revealed to journalists in New York recently. Pavan Sukhdev, head of the UN Environment Program's green economy initiative, told journalists "If the various estimates we have received come true, then we are in the situation where 40 years down the line we, effectively, are out of fish!" 
UNEP's warning is that tuna only symbolizes a much vaster catastrophe, threatening economic, as well as environmental upheaval. The report, assesses how surging global demand in other key areas including energy and fresh water can be met while preventing ecological destruction around the planet.
Perverse Subsidies for the Fishing Industry
The annual 27 billion dollars in government subsidies to fishing, mostly in rich countries, is "perverse," Sukhdev said, since the entire value of fish caught is only 85 billion dollars.
According to the UN, 30 percent of fish stocks have already collapsed, meaning they yield less than 10 percent of their former potential, while virtually all fisheries risk running out of commercially viable catches by 2050.

Save the World by Saving Fish
Dos Winkel's solution is a fairly simple one. He says we have no sensible choice but to put a complete and immediate stop to commercial fishing. We have to stop eating fish, and animals that are fed fishmeal and using fish oil. As he toured around the world lecturing and exhibiting his photographs he found many people that couldn't contemplate life without fish on their plates. Dos's solution was to commission a cookbook, a fish-free taste of the ocean recipe book called 'Fish-a-Licious', originally published in Dutch and is now being translated into a number of languages.

Healthy, Delicious Fish Alternatives

In the Sea First Foundation's cookbook it's mainly clever plantarian cooking and an ingenious use of seaweed that's behind the delicious, 'taste of the sea' recipes. However just like meat fish have their vegetable pirate copies and veggie burger and veggie sausage equivalents too. Chinese and Korean restaurant suppliers sell a range of faux prawns, fish-steaks, tuna and crab-sticks made from soya and vegetable protein. These days you can find vegetarian fish free fish-fingers even in the supermarkets. A Danish company even makes some very realistic black caviar made from seaweed, so good it even fooled a top celebrity chef .

Save The Seas with Omega 3s ?

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Despite medical claims that we need to eat fish for adequate supplies of the long chain essential omega 3 fats EPA and DHA even this nutrient is now available from farmed natural algae.
Launched in 2006 V- Pure the world's first vegetarian / vegan omega 3 EPA DHA supplement, provides a fish free, sustainable, toxin free omega 3 long chain fatty acid for consumers who avoid fish for ethical, religious, allergy, environmental, health and common sense reasons.

Leading London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says "For people who we've tested that have low levels of omega 3 DHA and EPA, algal oil is a great alternative to fish as one not only avoids the risk of pollutants and toxins such as mercury and traces of PCBs, but also avoids the saturated fat that comes free with the non vegetarian form of DHA omega 3 fat in fish." 

 "If you haven't already done so please watch the film 'Sea TheTruth' it's an eye opener!" She says

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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Natural Food Earth - Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D.

Natural Food Earth - Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D.

The proof is in the results. The patients in Dr. Esselstyn’s initial study came to him with advanced coronary artery disease. Despite the aggressive treatment they received, among them bypasses and angioplasties, 5 of the original group were told by their cardiologists they had less than a year to live. Within months on Dr. Esselstyn’s program, their cholesterol levels, angina symptoms, and blood flow improved dramatically. Twelve years later 17 compliant patients had no further cardiac events. Adherent patients survived beyond twenty years free of symptoms.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

21-Day healthy Kickstart

21-Day Vegan Kickstart / a Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) site: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

A Message from Dr. Ornish

Dr. Dean Ornishleft quotePart of the value of science is to help us to understand the powerful effects of the diet choices we make each day—and how changing these may dramatically improve our health and well-being. These improvements occur more quickly than once believed possible. Connect the dots between what you eat and how you feel. Eat predominantly fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and soy products. These foods are rich in good carbs, good fats, good proteins, and other protective substances. There are at least 100,000 substances in these foods that have powerful anti-right quotecancer, anti-heart-disease and anti-aging properties.

For a few of my nutrition tips, visit my Kickstart page >

Thursday, 7 April 2011

4th Day of 21-Day Healthy Vegan Kickstart

21-Day health Kickstart Menus- PCRM: Not too late to start!

A Message from Alex Jamieson

Alex Jamiesonleft quoteFor most new vegans, their metamorphosis means more than just saying so long to hot dogs and ham and cheese sandwiches. Becoming vegan encompasses health concerns, environmentalism, and animal rights. This way of living and being in the world will bring personal, emotional, physical, and global benefits. No one can tell you exactly how these changes will occur in your life, because each individual has a unique set of circumstances to consider. Just remember, every step toward a vegan lifestyle is a positive step for yourself and the greater world around you.right quote

For a few of my nutrition tips, visit my Kickstart page >

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Day 3 Healthy Kickstart

A Message from Dr. Esselstyn

Dr. Esselstynleft quoteI often ask patients to compare their coronary artery disease to a house fire. Your house is on fire because eating meat and dairy products has given you heart disease. You are spraying gasoline on the fire by continuing to eat the very same foods that caused the disease in the first place. Stopping the gasoline puts out the fire. Eating a plant-based diet will end heart disease. If you eat to save your heart, you can cut health care costs and save yourself from other diseases of nutritional extravagance: strokes, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis, adult-right quoteonset diabetes, and cancer.

For a few of my nutrition tips, visit my Kickstart page >

Monday, 4 April 2011

21-Day Healthy Kickstart PCRM

21-Day Healthy Kickstart - PCRM: Healthy Kickstart starts TODAY!

A Message from Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstoneleft quoteOn a plant-based diet, you will lose weight easily, your skin will absolutely glow, you will have tons of energy, and you will become more sensitive to all the important things in life—like love, nature, and your deepest, truest self. The journey starts today.

Here are some reminders to guide you along your way:

  1. Commit to freeing your body from the grip of unhealthy foods.
  2. Check in with your body; listen to its signals.
  3. Be proud of the choices you’re making.
  4. right quote
  5. If you fall off the wagon, just get back on—no drama, no guilt."

For a few of my nutrition tips, visit my Kickstart page >

Thursday, 3 March 2011

American Dietetic Association Adds Colour

American Dietetic Association Eat Right with Colour ? What a good idea, wish we'd thought of that! ;-)

A whole month of more fruit and vegetables to get you closer to that magic number of eight a day, yes 8 a day not 5 a day see the Epic / Oxford Study post below!

Plantarian - One Day a year - One World Day - Sustainability and Health

Saturday, 26 February 2011

SACN Iron and Health Report | SACN

SACN Iron and Health Report | SACN:

"Adults with relatively high intakes of red and processed meat (around 90 g/day or more) should consider reducing their intakes. A reduction to the UK population average for adult consumers (70 g/day cooked weight) would have little impact on the proportion of the adult population with low iron intakes.

Leading UK nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says

This is the equivalent of no more than one bacon roll or 1 lamb chop or 1 big mac per day.

That means you should at least be vegan for at least two meals a day such as Breakfast and lunch and only have a small portion meat for one meal a day.

There is still no safe advisory level for meat eating, the scientists will only confirm that risk significantly increases after 70g of meat per day.

There is mounting evidence that Plantarian style diets that avoid all saturated animal fat products and replace animal products and meat with natural wholefoods from plants can actually reverse the symptoms of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

In the Oxford /Epic study it has been shown that a 22% reduction in risk of dying from heart disease can be attributed to eating at least 8 portions of fruit and vegetables per day.

The safest thing to do is to avoid all meat and dairy and eat a variety of different Plantarian foods.
It's clear what you need to do if you want to reduce your risk of chronic disease - Eat more plant foods and less meat.

Take the Plantarian Double One Diet Dare - try plantarian for 11 days 1:11:11 - 11-11-11 - join us at One World Day - One You , One World, One Day - Please pledge now.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Red meat cancer risk

OK at last, in 2011, the year of the Rabbit, the world is waking up and beginning to see sense, even Red Blooded meat eating newspapers such as The Mail and The Telegraph are reporting this.

Red meat cancer risk: | The Daily Mail:

"Research has shown that red meat significantly increases the risk of bowel cancer. It is the second most common form of cancer and affects 36,500 Britons every year.

It has also been linked to heart disease because of its high saturated fat content, type 2 diabetes and other forms of cancer including breast, lung and prostate.

In the Daily Telegraph they report

A landmark 2005 European study claimed that those who regularly eat more than 5.6oz (160g) of red meat daily increase their risk of contracting bowel cancer by a third. As many as 16,000 people die each year of bowel cancer in Britain, most of whom are diagnosed before they turn 50.
Following these concerns, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) was asked by the Department of Health to review dietary advice on meat consumption as a source of iron.
Its draft report, published in June 2009, claimed that lower consumption of red and processed meat could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

The Scotsman reports

The committee, which includes a number of doctors, said those consuming more than 100g of red or processed meats - the equivalent of as little as two thick cut back bacon rashers in one leading supermarket - may need to be told to cut their intake.

The government will try to mediate these scientific findings with scare stories about iron - The irony is that studies show most meat eat eaters have less than optimal levels of iron and many have clinically low levels.

They will undoubtably fail to point out that iron is available in many plant foods which also provide a synergistic balance of many other minerals, vitamins, anti-oxidants, essential fats and more importantly without the high levels of saturated animal fat dietary cholesterol and dearth of important fibre.

Please pledge to go meat free on One World Day and encourage your friends to eat more plantarian foods

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Oprah + Staff Take Vegan Challenge

Oprah and 378 Staffers Take a Vegan Challenge: Can you feel it? Can you feel it? The world is waking up to a plant based way of life and the solutions it offers to more sustainable and healthy way of life. Now not just Oprah but 378 of her staff are trying vegan for a week. That's a great little step forward towards the One World Day New World Record for plant based eating


Thursday, 27 January 2011

Weather Disasters Likely To Rise

OfficialWire: Weather Disasters Likely To Rise:

More reasons to follow a healthy sustainable Plantarian path

The Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters, at that Universite Catholique de Louvain in Brussels, found that the 373 natural disasters in 2010 killed more than 296,800 people and caused about $110 billion in damages.

Margareta Wahlstrom, the U.N. special envoy for disasters, said 'These figures are bad but could be seen as benign in years to come,'

'Unless we act now, we will see more and more disasters due to unplanned urbanization and environmental degradation.'

Wahlstrom said weather-related disasters are likely to rise because of complications tied to global climate change. A heat wave during the summer caused more than 50,000 fatalities in Russia and the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti killed more than 222,000.

ONE WORLD DAY - November 1st Make a Difference!

ONE WORLD DAY - November 1st Make a Difference!

It's finally live ! - polls, forums, ideas, videos, pictures, sponsorship opportunities, blog and anything else you want.

A day of focus to promote a healthier more sustainable lifestyle to people who need a healthier more sustainable plantarian lifestyle.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Doctors Deliver Giant Power Plate to White House to Protest Government Inaction on Obesity >> News and Media Center >> PCRM

Doctors Deliver Giant Power Plate to White House to Protest Government Inaction on Obesity

Plantarians Protest at Governmental Ill Health Policy
PCRM doctors and dietitians protest outside the White House with a colorful 6-foot-high Power Plate food guide.
The doctors, led by Neal Barnard, M.D., president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, also delivered letters to President Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack calling on them to replace MyPyramid with the Power Plate. Earlier this month, PCRM sued the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services for ignoring a petition to replace MyPyramid with the Power Plate.
“Americans are getting fatter and sicker by the day,” Dr. Barnard said. “If we’re going to beat this national crisis, the federal government must offer straightforward, accurate advice on the power of vegetarian foods to fight obesity. Our Power Plate offers lifesaving advice, and it is simple enough for a child to follow.”
The Power Plate was developed by PCRM dietitians as a replacement for the USDA’s confusing MyPyramid food guide. The Power Plate is a simple, colorful graphic depicting a plate divided into four food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. There are no confusing portion sizes and food hierarchies to follow; the Power Plate simply asks people to eat a variety of all four food groups each day.
Since the first Food Pyramid was introduced nearly two decades ago, obesity and diabetes have become commonplace. About 27 percent of young adults are now too overweight to qualify for military service, and an estimated one in three children born in 2000 will develop diabetes.
PCRM’s lawsuit asks the USDA and HHS to address the worsening epidemics of obesity and diet-related diseases by exercising their joint authority under the National Nutrition Monitoring & Related Research Act to withdraw the MyPyramid diagram and adopt the Power Plate food diagram and dietary guidelines.
The Power Plate graphic is based on current nutrition research showing that plant-based foods are the most nutrient-dense and help prevent chronic diseases.

Friday, 21 January 2011

1 World Day

1 World Day: It was thought a One World Day would reach a larger audience than the normal World Vegan Day making large organizations and their members more likely to hear about it.

Hopefully making our target for a world record for plant based eating more achievable.

Perhaps we can encourage some of the millions of people who supported  Earth Day to think about the potential weapons of mass destruction that they use to eat their food.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Study: Heart Disease, 8 Fruit & Veg a Day

European Society of Cardiology

Eating more fruit and vegetables is linked to a lower risk of dying from ischaemic heart disease

A European study investigating the links between diet and disease has found that people who consume more fruit and vegetables have a lower risk of dying from ischaemic heart disease – the most common form of heart disease and one of the leading causes of death in Europe. However, the authors point out that a higher fruit and vegetable intake occurs among people with other healthy eating habits and lifestyles, and that these factors could also be associated with the lower risk of dying from IHD. The study is published online today (Wednesday 19 January) in the European Heart Journal [1].

Data analysed from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Heart study has shown that people who ate at least eight portions of fruit and vegetables a day had a 22% lower risk of dying from IHD than did those who consumed fewer than three portions a day. A portion weighed 80 grams, equal to a small banana, a medium apple, or a small carrot.

Dr Francesca Crowe of the Cancer Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford, UK, and the first author of the paper by the EPIC study collaborators, said: “This study involved over 300,000 people in eight different European countries, with 1,636 deaths from IHD. It shows a 4% reduced risk of dying from IHD for each additional portion of fruit and vegetables consumed above the lowest intake of two portions. In other words, the risk of a fatal IHD for someone eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day would be 4% lower compared to someone consuming four portions a day, and so on up to eight portions or more.”

Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is characterised by reduced blood supply to the heart; people suffering from it can develop angina, chest pains and have a heart attack.

The EPIC study started in 1992 and recruited participants from a total of ten European countries [2] until 2000. For the analysis of IHD deaths, data from eight countries for people aged between 40 and 85 were used. Participants answered questions about their diet at the time of entry to the study and other questions about health, socio-economic status and life-style, such as smoking, drinking and exercise habits. They were followed-up for an average of nearly eight and a half years.

The researchers found that the average intake of fruit and vegetables was five portions a day; people in Greece, Italy and Spain ate more, and those in Sweden ate less.

When analysing the data, the researchers made allowances for confounding factors such as differences in lifestyles and eating habits. However, the study could be limited by errors in measuring correctly people’s fruit and vegetable intake as well as other aspects of their diet. In addition, the study had a higher proportion of women, which might not be generalisable to the wider European population.

Dr Crowe said: “The main message from this analysis is that, in this study, people who consume more fruits and vegetables have lower risk of dying from IHD. However, we need to be cautious in our interpretation of the results because we are unsure whether the association between fruit and vegetable intake and risk of IHD is due to some other component of diet or lifestyle.

“If we could understand, by means of well-designed intervention studies, the biological mechanisms that could underlie the association between fruits and vegetables and IHD, this might help to determine whether or not the relation between fruit and vegetables with IHD risk is causal.”

In an accompanying editorial [3], Professor Sir Michael Marmot, director of the University College London (UCL) International Institute for Society and Health, head of the UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, and chairman of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, writes that it is difficult to reach firm conclusions about causation from results that show a 22% lower risk of dying from IHD (an odds ration of 0.78) in people who eat eight portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

He continues: “Such an odds ratio is, however, of huge practical importance. Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death. A reduction of 22% is huge. But... this reduction in mortality comes with consumption of eight portions a day, or 640g. Such a high consumption was found in only 18% of the men and women in these eight cohorts. There would need to be big shift in dietary patterns to achieve this healthy consumption of eight portions a day. It is worth trying to move in that direction. Reductions in cancers of several sites, in blood pressure and stroke, would add to this reduction in fatal CHD. Moving to a diet that emphasises fruit and vegetables is of great importance to public health.”

[1] “Fruit and vegetable intake and mortality from ischaemic heart disease: results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Heart study”. European Heart Journal. doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehq465
[2] The ten countries include: Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. For the Heart component of the study, data from France and Norway were excluded due to the small number of IHD deaths at the end of the follow-up period.
[3] “Fruit and vegetable intake reduces risk of fatal coronary heart disease”. European Heart Journal. doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehq506

The European Heart Journal is the flagship journal of the European Society of Cardiology ( It is published on behalf of the ESC by Oxford Journals, a division of Oxford University Press.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011