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We are almost fully vegan but are wondering if there are cancer or other risks with

Aug 31, 2017
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We are almost fully vegan but are wondering if there are cancer or other risks with collagen powder?
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Better to avoid all refined substances like oil, sweetener, juice, refined flour, salt, protein powder, supplements (except b12), etc. Better to chew food than rely on blenders.
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Aug 31, 2017
Without eating meat there really isn't a way to "chew" collagen though. Also, I have to disagree about the blender comment. Every day we drink super-food smoothies made from actual food. It's a great way to get those essentials into your diet.
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It is better to avoid blenders bec blenders make people eat too fast and makes food too absorbable leaving very little leftover food for the colon bacteria.
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Sep 1, 2017
I agree that every meal should not be blended but one really healthy blended drink per day is not bad. As long as the rest of your diet is full of healthy choices. What I really want some info about is collagen. I definitely struggle with the ethics of eating an animal product but I want to know the heath risks vs benefits.
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Not many studies on collagen supplements so probably a waste of money and could even cause harm. As with any supplement, probably many fake products. Probably better to just eat real food.
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Sep 4, 2017
Why do you want to take collagen? Veggies are a good source, and celery particularly gives a natural face lift.
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Sep 4, 2017
It is my understanding the positive affects of collagen on joints and skin can not really be replicated by plants. It has been a very difficult subject to research because the internet is a free-for-all. This is why I would love to hear Dr. Greger's thoughts on this.
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