Vegan Diet (was Re: Practical Extropianism)

MikeRose (
Wed, 7 May 1997 12:45:01 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 6 May 1997, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> Life Extension is actually one of the easy places to attack -- simply
> switching to a very low fat diet (vegan is easiest), quitting smoking,
> and exercising will get you a long, long way.

The hardest thing for me with a vegan diet is maintaining it whilst
remaining sociable. Peer criticism was also harsher and harder to deal
with than I ever imagined. The age old argument always surfaces; 'you are
missing out on protein and vital nutrients'.

Is there anything that a vegan is in danger of missing? Do I need to
suppliment my diet, or are there naturally occuring provdiders?

As far as Practical Exropianism goes:


I recomend Ginko Biloba (2x260mg twice a day). It stays in your system for
6-8 hours and I have found that it greatly benefits cognition, memory,
concentration etc. If not convinced, make a smart drink with 6x260mg and
really notice the difference. I was flying all day and completed a several
thousand word paper in 4 hours, the grade?, 96 per cent.

Quitting smoking

I found chewable vitamin C tablets to be a nice alternative. Every time I
crave, I just pop a tab. Obviously the effects are totally different
(completely opposite healthwise) but the tablet simply serves as a
reminder of my commitment to move towards better health. Oh yeah, and
drink plenty of water......

be happy


Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law,
For we are such stuff that dreams are made of.

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