Taurine

Biosynthesis

Taurine is naturally derived from cysteine (found in oats, beans, rice, bananas, etc.) Mammalian taurine synthesis occurs in the pancreas via the cysteine sulfinic acid pathway. In this pathway, cysteine is first oxidized to its sulfinic acid, catalyzed by the enzyme cysteine dioxygenase. Cysteine sulfinic acid, in turn, is decarboxylated by sulfinoalanine decarboxylase to form hypotaurine. Hypotaurine is enzymatically oxidized to yield taurine by hypotaurine dehydrogenase.

Taurine is also produced by the transsulfuration pathway, which converts homocysteine into cystathionine. The cystathionine is then converted to hypotaurine by the sequential action of three enzymes: cystathionine gamma-lyasecysteine dioxygenase, and cysteine sulfinic acid decarboxylase. Hypotaurine is then oxidized to taurine as described above.

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Oxidative degradation of cysteine to taurine

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taurine

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United by Cory Booker

(Ad) UNITED: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good by United States Senator and 2020 presidential candidate, Cory Booker, is an amazing inspiring true story of tragedy, challenges, solutions, unity,  abundance, earth, justice, grace, decency, kindness, love, and success.

As a college football player, Cory Booker, noticed improved performance as vegetarian and became a humanitarian, tenants rights attorney, environmentalist, mayor, vegan, United States senator, part raw-vegan, climate steward, New York Times best selling author of (Ad) UNITED: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good, sponsor of the First Step Act (criminal justice reform), Next Step Act, Marijuana Justice Act, Climate Stewardship Act, Primate Protection Act, and 2020 presidential hopeful.

I read (Ad) UNITED: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good from cover to cover in one day as I couldn’t put it down and I shared  photos of my favorite parts below, but I encourage you to read it yourself and go meet Cory Booker in person and see for yourself why I believe he is our best candidate in 2020.

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The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue

ENG2DVD View The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue DVD on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM at The Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St, Haverhill, MA. Former firefighter and triathlete and author of The Engine 2 Diet, Rip Esselstyn, guides two average families on a journey to dramatically boost their health by switching to a plant-based diet, and along the way demonstrates how to negotiate potential pitfalls and cook tasty meals. 52 minutes. Followed by a discussion led by plant-strong diet advocate and founder of Conscious Eating Events, Bob Minichiello, and samples of vegetarian dishes you can make at home. The program is sponsored by Whole Foods Andover; the store will generously provide a “Health Starts Here” raffle basket. Session runs from 2-4:30pm. Space is limited, registration is required. Register for The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue screening or call 978-373-1586 x641. http://www.haverhillpl.org/blog/home/2012/08/conscious-eating-film-series-kicks-off-saturday-july-28-2pm/

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Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Here is Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s sensible and eloquent talk at the 2011 World Vegetarian Festival Weekend in San Francisco California sponsored by the San Francisco Vegetarian Society. The full title is: “From Excuse-itarian to Vegan: Addressing the Blocks and Debunking the Myths that Keep People from Making Changes”.

Milton Mills, M.D.

dr__milton_mills-150x150The major causes of death in Western countries are cardiovascular diseases and cancers. Abundant medical research linking these diseases to dietary and lifestyle factors, guidelines advanced by the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the Surgeon General, among others, counsel Americans to sharply reduce animal foods consumed and replace them with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In effect, they are recommending a more plant-based diet, which begs the question: Are humans designed to eat meat?

Milton Mills, M.D. has an extensive background in nutrition research, focusing on the role nutrition plays in the development of chronic diseases. He is a graduate of the Stanford University School of Medicine and is a practicing physician in the Washington, D.C. area. He also serves as the Associate Director of Preventive Medicine for the health policy group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. He has lectured extensively throughout North America and is a Nutrition Health Education Video Spokesperson for the Discovery Health Channel.

Filming and editing by Dr William Harris M.D. on November 12, 2005 at McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu, Hawaii
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