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Melisa Farill Talancon

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What is the best diet for weight loss and keeping it off?

I'm trying to put EVERYTHING into the equation: animal rights, ethics, economy, lifestyle, culinary arts, healthcare priorities and above all, reality...what works best and stays that way?

Vegan, local, paleo, moderation? All of these?

Are dairy products really bad for us? Since when? Worse than fast food? Is sugar really worse than honey?


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    Jun 26 2013: Melissa, the comments underneath the talk on diabetes that was posted yesterday is quite enlightening.
    I hope you are following it.

    Also enlightening is Peter Attia's site, where he posts his own personal diet routine.......lots of fat.

    I would be interested in learning anything you know about msg, or if anyone in the medical community that reads this message knows something or can provide any links to verified data, I would really appreciate it.

    The site msgtruth.org has a compilation of information from different sources......I am a bit confused about all the information for and against msg.

    What do you think?
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      Jun 26 2013: Hi Mary! I am actually following the diabetes talk you mention, and I'm really inspired by Dr. Attia. I have yet to visit his site, thanks for the recommendation.
      About MSG, what can I say? I absolutely do not recommend it. I prefer using herbs, salt and spices. It is an ingredient in junk food and both things should be avoided altogether.
      Plus, further studies are needed, but it might cause insulin overproduction... which plays a huge role in obesity.

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