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veg*n advice

Postby tara » Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:05 pm

i have food allergies/sensitivities to many "healthy" foods, including:

- legumes (i.e. soy, alfalfa, carob, any and all beans, etc.)
- tomatoes and many other fruits
- many nuts

i want to be vegan, but can only handle vegetarianism due to my allergies (i.e. i eat dairy and eggs). so in terms of protein, what else can i eat to make sure i get all my nutrients without having to take artificial supplements all of the time? i do drink hemp shakes and eat quinoa (although the taste is awful to me), but what other options do i have in becoming a true vegan if i cut out beans, soy, and nuts?

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Re: veg*n advice

Postby Ben » Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:27 pm

I actually really enjoy the taste of quinoa. I guess its all in the way you cook it.
I recommend that you speak with your doctor or a dietitian to negotiate your allergies and your vegan lifestyle.
I don't have allergies (apart from hayfever) and I have a very varied diet but I found recent attempts to adopt a vegan diet resulted in developing a rare form of anaemia.
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Re: veg*n advice

Postby tara » Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:40 am

Ben wrote:I actually really enjoy the taste of quinoa. I guess its all in the way you cook it.
I recommend that you speak with your doctor or a dietitian to negotiate your allergies and your vegan lifestyle.
I don't have allergies (apart from hayfever) and I have a very varied diet but I found recent attempts to adopt a vegan diet resulted in developing a rare form of anaemia.
kind regards,

Ben


i've quinoa pasta before, but it's mixed with corn, so i never know how much of it is actually the quinoa i'm enjoying.

i fear that many of my allergies may have to do with "leaky gut syndrome." the GAPS diet is supposed to be good for healing this, but it involves eating meat and broth from animals. a quandary for me.

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Re: veg*n advice

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:58 am

Protein is in just about every food, even the vegan ones. Here is a list of protein content in some vegan foods:

http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/protein.htm

Did you know that even an orange contains about 1 gram of protein? Just about anything that grows has some protein. The higher amounts are in soy, nuts, animal products, etc., but the human body does not need too much protein.

To meet protein recommendations, the typical adult male vegan needs only 2.5 to 2.9 grams of protein per 100 calories and the typical adult female vegan needs only 2.1 to 2.4 grams of protein per 100 calories. These recommendations can be easily met from vegan sources.
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Re: veg*n advice

Postby fxam » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:24 pm

tara wrote:i have food allergies/sensitivities to many "healthy" foods, including:

- legumes (i.e. soy, alfalfa, carob, any and all beans, etc.)
- tomatoes and many other fruits
- many nuts

i want to be vegan, but can only handle vegetarianism due to my allergies (i.e. i eat dairy and eggs). so in terms of protein, what else can i eat to make sure i get all my nutrients without having to take artificial supplements all of the time? i do drink hemp shakes and eat quinoa (although the taste is awful to me), but what other options do i have in becoming a true vegan if i cut out beans, soy, and nuts?

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Maybe you can try liver and gallbladder cleanse (the one that drinks apple juice and olive oil) which may help your allergies. I personally have done four cleanses but cannot comment on the allergies since I have none. But the cleanses did help improving my digestion.

Here are the cleansing recipes and FAQ: http://curezone.com/gallstones/default.asp
Make sure you read thoroughly to decide whether you are suitable and have confidence to do it. I personaly prefer this method (http://curezone.com/cleanse/liver/huldas_recipe.asp) but on top of it, I also drink apple juice for 5 days before doing it. It's one liter of apple juice per day for 5 days, it's better if you can juice yourself but I drink unsweetened packaged juice.

Here's a nice book if you need the reasoning behind liver cleanse
http://liverandgallbladderflush.com/

Leaky gut syndrome? I found this and it mentions liver cleanse: http://curezone.com/diseases/leakygut/
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Re: veg*n advice

Postby Jhana4 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:25 pm

tara wrote: so in terms of protein, what else can i eat


Seitan ( wheat gluten ) and faux meats made with it. Legumes are an important source of lysine, so if you can't eat those at all, make sure you eat a lot of quinoa and pistachios.

You may find this site helpful
veganhealth.org
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