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    fuhrman and fish
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    DoloresTeresa posted:
    In his book, Eat to Live, Fuhrman says for diabetics to limit animal food to no more than two servings of fish per week. Does this mean it is better to eat no animal food at all but if you do to only eat 2 fish servings per week or that diabetics should eat two fish servings per week as part of their diet plan?

    Dolores
     
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    engineerguy responded:
    Hi Dolores,

    Always great to hear from you.

    Sorry to be so slow in my response. Unfortunately, I work too many hours. That's also a good thing, in this economy!

    Fuhrman is saying the former, that he believes it is best to eat no animal products, but if you choose to eat animal products, 2 servings a week of fish is a good choice. Of course, do take B12 supplements if being vegan or near vegan. Dr. Fuhrman does advocate daily 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed, chia or hemp, and about 250 mg of EPA/DHA supplement (fish oil or algae oil).

    Best regards, EngineerGuy
     
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    engineerguy replied to engineerguy's response:
    Hi Dolores,

    Fuhrman does say it's his opinion that, for most people, the ideal diet is vegan. He does say that there's not adequate data for strong support of that statement.

    I am perfectly vegan in my daily routine, and I break that for social occasions and traveling. I am trying to break the diet in more moderation, when I do break it. It's curmmy to need to take several days to recuperate from what amounts to a binge, when I break the diet.

    Best regards, EngineerGuy


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