Posts Tagged ‘raw foods’

DHA Vegan – Pregnant Women and children need DHA for their brains and don’t need the mercury! How about Algae?

DHA is super important for the developing brain of fetuses, but so many of the fish these days are contaminated by mercury and PCB's in their tissues.

Culerpa invading coral, Florida

As most of you know I'm a big fan of sea vegetables and algae

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Check out this NPR news cast on DHA and getting that nutrient in Algae! This is vital info please help spread the word so children aren't suffering needlessly because the mother wasn't being nourished properly! DHA is important for brain and heart health! We need this for the developing children's brains but we don't want to inundate the mother and child with mercury or PCB's. Mercury poisoning is linked with mental retardation and autism. Especially if you're trying to have a vegan pregnancy finding an alternative source of DHA is key!

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Article from the BBC on the link between Mercury and autism!

Get a clean DHA source without the mercury! Here's one I found!


Deva Vegan Vitamins Dha, Algae, 200 mg

Check out this NPR news cast on DHA and pregnancy.

Sometimes it's difficult to locate a good vegan source of DHA but Deva Vitamins are all vegan and based on algae! DHA VEGAN VITAMINS!
Deva Vegan Vitamins Dha, Algae, 200 mg

They also have a discount program for monthly subscription orders so you can save 15%. Pretty well-reviewed also! Refer your friends also if you know anyone who is pregnant and needs this info! DHA is a vital nutrient!

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Great Health Quotes! :)

I wanted to share some of my favorite or compelling health quotes..please share yours! πŸ™‚

"Your choice of diet will affect your long term health prospects more than any other action you may take."
-C. Everett Koop Former Surgeon General

β€œI don’t understand and why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic while it is medically conservative to cut people open or put them on powerful cholesterol lowering drugs for the rest of their lives.”
-Dean Ornish M.D.

" I submit that scientists have not yet explored the hidden possibilities of the innumerable seeds, leaves and fruits for giving the fullest possible nutrition to mankind."
-Mahatma Gandhi

β€œ...greens are not an optional product”
-Jeff Schneider

"..Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"


"As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself."
-Adelle Davis

"Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside."
-Albert Schweitzer

"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory."

-Albert Schweitzer

"Fitness - If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body."


"Health is not valued till sickness comes."

-Dr. Thomas Fuller

"Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you've met your New Year's resolution."

-Jay Leno

"Getting my lifelong weight struggle under control has come from a process of treating myself as well as I treat others in every way."
-Oprah Winfrey

"A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world."

-Paul Dudley White
"Pain (any pain--emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories: "We would be more alive if we did more of this," and, "Life would be more lovely if we did less of that." Once we get the pain's message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away."

-Peter McWilliams
"The more severe the pain or illness, the more severe will be the necessary changes. These may involve breaking bad habits, or acquiring some new and better ones."
-Peter McWilliams
"Quit worrying about your health. It'll go away."
-Robert Orben

"A Hospital is no place to be sick."
-Samuel Goldwyn

"Most men's awareness doesn't extend past their dinner plates."
-Scott Westerfeld
Post your favorite health or diet quotes in the comments!

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