New York, USA
If the alternatives are not easy to get, you can preach as much as you will, it won't stick. People will make the switch when they get something better in return.
I prefer Vegenaise to any greasy tasting Mayonnaise, because it is just better. We use Coconut Ice creams, because they just taste better and also stay creamy and manageable after opening. I tell in my blog, that I once was home without Soy creamer and made my own Almond Milk mix. The result created something like a cappuccino foam which was superior to coffee milk. Today I forgo any in between coffee for my own mix. This is how it works!
Still, I am looking for a good replacement for cheese. I grew up in Cheese country. There are so many varieties and ways to use cheese and unfortunately I haven't found alternatives that really do the trick. If I buy cheese I only buy goat cheeses. I replaced parmesan in some recipes with ground walnuts, other flavorless cheeses with tofu, but the real melting cheesy ones, with the stinky cheesy flavor, I haven't found a good replacement that does not taste rubbery or artificial.
Also when you are posting recommendations, please be location sensitive. I have seen people raving about local vegan cheeses that were unfortunately not available anywhere else in the country, and I thought New York had variety…
This is all very good, but I am sitting here at the other end of the country and get all the rave about local activities. Please bring this effort to all parts of the country.
Also, I wanted to join Earthsave but there is no more chapter in Metro New York. What happened? The LI chapter is about 3 hours away from us.
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I am in the vegan/VLF for almost 4 years. My blood test is OK regarding nutrients. My plates are allways multi colors and I eat of everything that is plant based. My family was afraid I could be having lack of B12, etc. Here are the results:
Glucated hemoglobin (HbA1c)
5.1% Hb = otal
Reference values: 4.0 to 6.0% total Hb.
94 mg / dL
Reference values: = 70 to 99 g / dL
248 micromol / L
Reference Values: 205 to 285 micromol / L
113 mcg / dL
Reference Values: Male - 59 to 160 = cg / dL
9.6 mg / dL
Reference Values: Adults - = 8.4 to 10.2 g / dL
136 mEq / L
Reference Values: 136-145 = Eq / L
3.7 mEq / L
Reference Values: Adults - 3.5 to 5.3 mEq / L
2.0 mg / dL
Method: = olorimetrico
Reference Values: Above 20 years - from 1.6 to 2.6 = g / dL
82.4 ng / mL
Reference Values: Men - 24 to 336 = g / mL
Gamma glutamyl transpeptidase
14.0 U / L
Reference Values: Male - Up = 60.0 / L
> 20:00 ng / mL
Reference Values: Normal - Up = 3.56 g / mL
Vitamin B12 = / H1>
367 pg / mL
Reference Values: 180 to 914 = g / mL
107 mg / dL
Adults: Ideal = - Less than 200 mg / dL
52 mg / dL
Adults: Ideal = - Less than 150 mg / dL
CHOLESTEROL - HDL
54 mg / dL
Above 19 years - greater than or equal to 40 mg / dL
Cholesterol - LDL 35 mg / dL
Reference Values: Ideal -Inferior = 100 mg / dL
Cholesterol - VLDL
10 mg / dL
Reference Values: Ideal - = Less than 0 mg / dL
Bordering - 30 to 40 mg / dL
CHOLESTEROL - NON HDL
45 mg / dL
Recommended value for non-HDL cholesterol in ancient = high risk and
= very high for CAD:
High risk: Less than 130 = g / dL
With very high risk: Less than 100 mg / dL
4.0 MCU / mL
Values = Reference:
For individuals with glucose until = 99 g / dL:
Body Mass Index up to 25: 2 to 13 = Cu / ml
Body Mass Index between 25 and 30: 2 to 19 = Cu / ml
Body Mass Index above 30: 2 to 23 = Cu / ml
C-reactive protein ultrasensitive
0.08 mg / dL
= For Testing of inflammatory / infectious diseases: Less than = 0.50 g / dL
For cardiovascular risk assessment: Less than = 0.30 g / dL
Actually Deborah I have been talking with some folks about that idea for several months. I hope one day it will happen!
Thanks for all these inspiring stories. Please bring more to this website! There is no vegan community where I live (in beef country Alberta) and its nice to connect and hear others' stories.
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