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Join me in a New Years Revolution of love and peace!

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If you use Wikipedia, think about giving back!

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Tesla prove that you can do good AND be profitable!
Surprise! +Tesla made a quarterly profit, proving that you can do good and do well.

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Really nice article and well written! I love spicy foods and I've always wondered about their pathway of action.

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I walk past this church everyday on my way to the office. You'd never know that this building changed the course of World History! #leipzig #wirsinddasvolk 
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We need to stop the Fukushima disaster before it spirals out of control!

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I wrote this article about how I recently completely turned my life around.
I'd like to share it here, and I encourage you to share it with your friends, family, or anyone who might need a little inspiration.

http://djnicke.com/2016/09/23/can-you-change-your-life/


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Great information on healthy vegan sources of protein!
The amino acid score (which measures how complete a protein is) is 68 for tofu - http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4393/2, 25 for soymilk - http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/8010/2 - and much higher for the following cooked veggies or legumes: lentils 86, collards 94 (raw 94), kale 91 (raw 91), broccoli 112 (83 if raw), spinach 120 (119 raw), summer squash 92 (raw 92), asparagus 91 (raw 91), cauliflower 102 (raw 102), cow milk is 85 for those curious. Nobody needs milk of any sort, except babies from their mom. In non-technical terms this means that MOST FRUITS HAVE BETTER PROTEIN QUALITY THAN SOYMILK, Many Veggies have MUCH BETTER PROTEIN QUALITY THAN TOFU.

What this means is that to get the low amino acids in soymilk (most fruits even have better amino acid score than soymilk), you need to eat far more soymilk than the 50 grams of protein a day, which is not doable. The only soy product that has more complete protein (but lower than broccoli and spinach) is soy protein isolate, with a score of 108 ► http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4389/2. However, some soy protein isolate brands have a score of 99 ► http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4465/2. This is lower than even cauliflower!!! Nobody almost eats soy protein isolate usually, maybe 5% of vegans. 95% eat TOFU and SOYMILK. This highly processed food "soy protein isolate" is not used in many vegan soy products eaten by vegans, so a real issue emerges when people don't do proper nutritional research. To make some feel better, tempeh (eaten much much less than tofu in the West, it's fermented) has amino acid score of 79 - http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4381/2 - but omega 3 to omega 6 ratio is 1:16. Even 79 though is way lower than many veggies. Miso (fermented soy) has 44 for amino acid score (lower than most fruits and veggies) and almost 4 grams of sodium in 100 grams, which is a no no for hypertensives and anyone - you cannot overeat sodium.

Therefore, one cannot use soymilk, miso and tofu (perhaps tempeh, but quite low 79 score) to get one's 50 grams of protein if one wants the best muscle building, etc. Amino acid score of any protein in food should be at least 80, otherwise, you need to eat far more to get the same level of all essential amino acids. Tofu omega 3 to omega 6 ratio of 1:9, soymilk ratio of 1:8 are very bad, compared to 1:1 or 2:1 or 1:2 in the lentils and veggies mentioned above. If you really want to eat plenty of tofu and soymilk, since high omega 6 to omega 3 ratio causes inflammation it's best to eat some high omega 3 source, such as chia seeds or flax seeds presented below to prevent inflammation. Eating soy daily in large quantities is not ideal for those trying to conceive, as it lowers sperm count and can cause female infertility in high quantities as explained in extreme detail with science papers at https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/4EQT41X5bpR/ or at the end of this post. There are other issues with high soy consumption, which the link explains. Moderate amounts of soy are harmless and even health promoting (isoflavones I think prevent some form of cancer, etc), it's when people become too excited about it and rely on tofu only for protein mainly that issues can appear.

If you want whole plant foods for longest lifespan, perhaps the following are way healthier (steaming veggies 2 minutes with a pressure cooker retains most nutrients) than processed soy products most people use such as tofu and soymilk:

1. LENTILS (prevent cancer, diabetes, heart disease, lower cholesterol, get all protein and fiber needed daily, half the glycemic load of beans, double the fiber in beans, easier to digest than beans, much healthier than beans overall for reasons at the link)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/DPagLPDS4wQ (see the link for why lentils or beans alone are far more complete protein than lentils and grains, beans and rice or grains, contrary to the popular myth about "rice or bread and beans")

2. KALE (Best Eye Food, 150 times more lutein than carrots, more beta carotene, 3 times more calcium, etc)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/MtTgbHado1E

3. BROCCOLI (eye food, prevents cancer, lowers cholesterol and blood glucose)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/NsxmjVmTEkX

4. SPINACH (50 times more lutein than carrots, almost as much beta carotene as carrots, highest protein per calories of any vegan whole food - highest protein quality of any veggie or legume)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/UgGPHD42nQ1

5. COLLARD GREENS (anticancer, heart health, more calcium than milk, more protein per calorie than lentils and broccoli)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/Ro6bQs95m7n

One of the great misconceptions today is that we need to eat soy products or beans to get our protein. We can get all protein we need by eating the veggies above, steam them and then if you eat summer squash (aminoacid score 92), flax seeds, chia seeds, coconut, those also have a lot of protein too (not as much per calories). There are other veggies rich in high quality complete protein, such as cauliflower (amino acid score 102, excellent protein, same amount per calorie as lentils), asparagus (amino acid score 92 - higher protein amount per calorie than cooked kale, collards, cauliflower, broccoli), etc.

The list of high protein veggies beating soy products, beans and lentils in protein per calorie is surprisingly bigger than many people realize. Therefore, we reach 50-60 grams of protein daily really fast (some only need 40) - without even needing to eat lentils or beans or soy or grains at all - which is really helpful for people who have issues with "blood sugar". Steamed veggies for protein works well also for those who are sensitive to high omega 6 intake from soy (if they cannot balance it with chia seeds 115 amino acid score or flax seeds 91 amino acid score, these 2 seeds are loaded with omega 3). Some people are allergic to the high lectin and high phytic acid amount in beans, grains, legumes - so they are another group that benefit from veggies as protein source.

Amino acid score of cooked broccoli is 112 (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2357/2) versus 85 for milk or 86 for cooked lentils. Cooked kale score is 91 (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2462/2) and collards is 94 (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2411/2), higher than lentils and milk. Raw spinach amino acid score is 119 (cooked is 120) - higher than any veggie or legume - http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2626/2 - but we cannot eat spinach raw in large quantities more than once a week or so, due to high oxalate (to prevent kidney stones), unless you cook it a lot to remove 50-90% of oxalate (doable, but most people like it raw or steamed for 1 minute). I like it raw, more biophotons, so i eat it rarely, maximum a pound every 10 days usually. Also, if you eat high vitamin C foods, like yellow peppers (10 times more than collards) or broccoli, etc - it prevents oxalate calcium binding.

2 seeds with a lot of high quality protein AND TONS OF OMEGA 3 which would be very good to eat by soy products fans (or those who want vegan omega 3 without mercury and PCBs), because soy products have very little omega 3 and way too much omega 6 (but about 2.5 times lower protein per calorie than lentils and the veggies above)

FLAX SEEDS (10 times the omega 3 in salmon, 14 times the omega 3 in sardines, 103 times the omega 3 in tilapia, 80 times the omega 3 in tuna, 2.5 times more omega 3 fatty acids than walnuts, 4 times more fiber than walnuts (fish has no fiber), 5-8 times cheaper than walnuts)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/6JTzFJ5AaaY

CHIA SEEDS (8 times more omega 3 than salmon, 80 times more omega 3 than tilapia, 5 times more Calcium than milk, 4.5 times more Calcium than Kale, 11 times more Calcium than lentils, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli. 100 g of chia seeds have 60% of the protein in beef)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/iNnEtutSc8w

HIGH SOY INTAKE CAN LEAD TO INFERTILITY and inability to conceive easily - try 12 months instead of 1 month:

Men who ate a lot of soy had 41 million sperm/ml less than men who did not consume soy foodshttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2721724/. -- Hum Reprod. 2008 Nov; 23(11): 2584–2590.

High levels of soy (above 2 servings a day) lead to reduced ovarian function, lower circulating levels of hormones, especially lowered gonadotropin levelshttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3139237/ -- J Nutr. 2010 Dec; 140(12): 2322S–2325S. However, at 1-2 servings of soy a day, no such effects were found.

In female rats, high soy intake caused infertilityhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23000043 -- Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2012 Nov 1;264(3):335-42.

In mice, high soy intake caused adenocarcinoma and early puberty.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1480510/ -- Environ Health Perspect. 2006 Jun; 114(6): A352–A358.

Judging by these studies, it seems to be unwise for both men and women to rely on daily tofu (say a pack that has 4 servings) as the only protein source if vegan. Not just due to phytoestrogens, but also due to high levels of omega 6 inflammatory fat and poor protein quality.

It is not good to give soy milk to babies or cow milk, but human milk. Soy formula milk has too many estrogens (5 times more than birth control pills, unhealthy for kids) and cow milk has lots of issues as explained at ► https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/4iMtMqvK2tX.

VEGANISM

For 100+ reasons I didn't eat meat for 20 years and dairy for 12 years (12% of millennials have already given up meat in America) seehttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/EkQQAE68fCm
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An awesome list of healthy foods.
26 VEGAN foods that will greatly improve health, even if you are not yet 100% vegan :)

1. LENTILS (prevent cancer, diabetes, heart disease, lower cholesterol, get all protein and fiber needed daily, half the glycemic load of beans, double the fiber in beans, easier to digest than beans, much healthier than beans overall for reasons at the link)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/DPagLPDS4wQ

2. GINGER (prevent cancer, diabetes, inflammation, hypertension, dementia, Alzheimer, Parkinson)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/XWh6Y4As8dw

3. CILANTRO (antidiabetic, eye food - half the beta carotene in carrots, 3.5 times the lutein-zeaxanthin in carrots, metal detox)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/5s5Fv7UDoUh

4. KALE (Best Eye Food, 150 times more lutein than carrots, more beta carotene, 3 times more calcium, etc)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/MtTgbHado1E

5. BROCCOLI (eye food, prevents cancer, lowers cholesterol and blood glucose)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/NsxmjVmTEkX

6. GRAPEFRUIT (great lycopene source, metal detox)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/GTZnYea37EN (lycopene) and https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/2ET6t3nhUxG (pectin)

7. WALNUTS (prevent cancer, osteoporosis, lower cholesterol; got 1500 more omega 3 than almonds, 4 times the omega 3 in salmon, 5.4 times the omega 3 in sardines, 41 times the omega 3 in tilapia, 32 times the omega 3 in tuna)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/4eaSGEwuNiS

8. FLAX SEEDS (10 times the omega 3 in salmon, 14 times the omega 3 in sardines, 103 times the omega 3 in tilapia, 80 times the omega 3 in tuna, 2.5 times more omega 3 fatty acids than walnuts, 4 times more fiber than walnuts (fish has no fiber), 5-8 times cheaper than walnuts)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/6JTzFJ5AaaY

9. CHIA SEEDS (8 times more omega 3 than salmon, 80 times more omega 3 than tilapia, 5 times more Calcium than milk, 4.5 times more Calcium than Kale, 11 times more Calcium than lentils, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli. 100 g of chia seeds have 60% of the protein in beef)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/iNnEtutSc8w

10. YELLOW BELL PEPPER - 14 times more vitamin C than tomatoeshttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/jByLurKGyPj

11. GREEN BELL PEPPERhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/5uGzqNjQ9xi

12. RED BELL PEPPER (10 times more vitamin C than tomato)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/LZT6jefUUjJ

13. SPINACH (50 times more lutein than carrots)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/UgGPHD42nQ1

14. CUCUMBER (lower blood sugar)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/XR5rMLb4enc

15. TOMATO (eye food, prevents cancer, heart disease, diabetes)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/hWuj5FuiG2K

16. PURPLE CABBAGE (2830 times more anthocyanins, 7 times more vitamin C than green cabbage, 15 times more omega 3 fatty acids than tomatoes. It lowers cholesterol, prevents macular degeneration, cancer, Alzheimer, obesity, inflammation,)
https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/LiKNFN4cVDT

17. ROSEMARY (hypothesized to help Acciaroli people live to 110 years old)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/5pfzN9H26AP.

18. HOT PEPPERS (lower glucose, blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol, adipose tissue levels)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/guEY4A8wfpu

19. APPLES (lower cholesterol, prevent cancer, diabetes 2 if eaten in moderation, asthma, Alzheimer)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/iHE9aCafqMZ

20. PURPLE ONIONS (prevent cancer, hypertension, diabetes, asthma, inflammation)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/FfUaNPmug2x

21. GARLIC (prevents hypertension, gout, obesity, rheumatism, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, infections, inflammation, cancer, dementia, Alzheimer, Parkinson)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/3QnveVb3GtT

22. SUMMER SQUASH (lowers blood glucose, has 8 times more lutein than carrots)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/ccPXHhqDyNw

23. COLLARD GREENS (anticancer, heart health, more calcium than milk, more protein per calorie than lentils and broccoli)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/Ro6bQs95m7n

24. TURMERIC (fights cancer, Alzheimer, diabetes, inflammation, arthritis, high cholesterol, infections, psoriasis)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/EihKt4SqC8L

25. VITAMIN D3, B12, Iron, Iodine in MULTIVITAMINS (too many benefits to list, especially for people who eat a lot of daily raw cruciferous veggies, soy products and other goitrogen containing fruits-veggies which lower the amount of iodine taken by the thyroid)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/eRTix3NkCne

26. OMEGA 3 DHA-EPA from VEGAN ALGAE OIL (ULTRA IMPORTANT FOR PREGNANT MOMS and all males)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/KiiGdbWmbvP


PS: it is hypothesized to be ideal to avoid overeating unfermented soy products (soymilk, tofu, etc) for reasons explained at https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/4EQT41X5bpR. If you use a rice cooker to make rice, brown rice, barley, rye, wheat, it is best to soak them for reasons explained at https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/BhAx7xri3Cv. Same for nuts, it's better to soak them.

VEGANISM

For 100+ reasons I didn't eat meat for 20 years and dairy for 12 years (12% of millennials have already given up meat in America) seehttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/EkQQAE68fCm
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I got this email yesterday from the Whitehouse about President Obama's 2016 Summer Playlist.

I wish I could like this, I really do. The problem is:

China has told its citizens to prepare for war:
http://www.businessinsider.de/beijing-prepare-for-peoples-war-at-sea-2016-8

North Korea has told its people to prepare for war:
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/04/12/politics/north-korea-mobile-ballistic-missile-launch/

Russia has told its people to prepare for war:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alastair-crooke/putin-west-war_b_9991162.html

Guess who they're preparing to go to war with...? US!

People need to wake up while they still can! Why are all of our global adversarial nations preparing for war, and meanwhile our leaders are publishing their summer playlists!?!?!

Our society had better grow up fast, or we will go the way of the Roman Empire.
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