Okay I may be paranoid but the reality is that I am very afraid of developing cancer or even Alzheimer's something tragically common amongst my relatives, so I decided to go vegan in order to avoid these illnesses, and help the planet a little, so I left dairy and now found out that almond milk has something called car..... that may cause cancer, also I seem to be stuck on fish especially considering I live on an Island and it's just constantly there and fresh and as much as I try to think of Nemo I still want to eat it. Does anyone have any thoughts on this matter I probably sound like a brat but as much as I want to feel secure about my choices so many things make me very confused.
I'm not sure what happened to my response so I'll quickly write it again. I think you were looking for the word carcinogens but guess what? Whoever is hiding behind that lie is threatened that many people are now aware of what the dairy industry is really all about. So of course they will make up lies about anything that gets in the way of their profits. Remember they don't care about the public's long term health, only their bottom line.
When you go to www.nutritionmd.com click on the Health Information For Consumers tab, then click on Neurology which will address your concerns about Alzheimer's. The Oncology tab will address your concerns about cancers. I actually used that website to learn about diabetes for my Grandmother and that's where she found ways to reverse it. :)
Baby steps. Take one step at a time. Fish is probably the hardest one for me to give up too. Responsible consumerism makes me feel better about that - I am concerned with WHERE my food comes from. (Watch "Food Inc" - you can check out at local video store).
My family has dabbled in veggie life for like ten years - I can't believe it's been 10 years since I've cooked white pasta! When I bought my first block of tofu I tried one time to slice, pan fry, and eat it between 2 slices of bread - I took 2 bites then threw it away and figured I just didn't like tofu. I just didn't know how to prepare it for ME. I've learned alot over the years and continue to educate myself and my family. My one wish is that when my kids go off to college (they are 14,11, & 9) that they have the right information to make wise choices. Now, I know that they won't always make good choices - but they will know a heck of a lot more than I did at that age!
Keep trying and explore different types of cuisine and books. Don't give up - Rome wasn't built in a day!
Thank You so much for your responses they actualy helped, specialy the link posted by kittyTNRchick. I feel a little calmer now, I guess I have to take this process little by little as Kelley Drawdy suggested and try to not pay so much attention to the negative comments from friends and family.
I think they say don't eat a fish bigger than your plate - the larger they are, the more they have concentrated levels of stuff like mercury, so if you eat them, stick to the smaller types.Also, if you are concerned about cancer and altzheimers etc....you can't stop at your food - take a good look at what deodorant you wear and ALL of your skin care and beauty products - in the US any chemical that has been in circulation prior to 1978 was "grandfathered in" and is not required to be tested for safety. You don't want to be putting that crap on your skin - the companies may say the small amounts that may be in the products are safe but if you are using it every day it builds up in your system - for example, you can not tell me that the small amount of dioxin in most tampons does not accumulate after a lifetime of using how many per month for how many years in your body next to sensitive tissue.....go beyond food!