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I hope Oprah read this!


I wonder if Oprah read this before taking on her Vegan challenge where her and her staff try a vegan diet for a week:

Vegans’ elevated heart risk requires omega-3s and B12, study suggests.

ScienceDaily (2011-02-02) — People who follow a vegan lifestyle — strict vegetarians who try to eat no meat or animal products of any kind — may increase their risk of developing blood clots and atherosclerosis or “hardening of the arteries,” which are conditions that can lead to heart attacks and stroke, study suggests.

I also am hoping Oprah takes up the offer a great friend of mine Mike Haley made by inviting her to his farm in his blog post “Oprah’s one week chalenge”.

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About raylindairy

Ray is a partner with his parents in Ray-Lin Dairy in Denair, Ca. The operation milks 475 cows and double crops corn & winter forage on 130 of the 240 acres with about 90 acres of pasture. The family also has 1200 ac operation in Klamath Falls OR that raises alfalfa hay, wheat hay, and oat hay. Ray is currently secretary of the Agchat Foundation an entity he helped found whose mission is to empower farmer to use social media. He is currently a on the board of directors of CA Dairy Campaign, Dairy CARES, and is the 2nd Vice-President of Stanislaus County Farm Bureau. He is also a member of the National Dairy Board. In addition to his involvement in agricultural organizations’ he is the Chairperson of the Governance Committee at a newly formed charter school his daughter attends, and serves as a director for the East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District. Ray and his wife Erica live on the dairy with their two children.

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  1. As reported in the article, the reason vegans are more at risk of atherosclerosis is because they fail to eat plant products that provide the same quality nutrients that animal products provide (Omegas, B12, zinc, etc.). Seaweed and other ocean veggies as well as flax and chia seeds can provide vegans with the quality nutrients to prevent atherosclerosis they would otherwise be missing. I know that a vegetarian diet isn’t for everyone, but for people it can make a positive difference in their health.

    Posted by Geovangelism | February 17, 2011, 9:40 AM

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