I just wanted to share my joy and new found understanding of the ills dairy can have on ones body even after years of consuming it! After two long years of weekly doctors appointments,gastric pain, bloating and pacing the floors my daughter(wise girl) suggested I try going off dairy as it had helped her. I did so, convinced that after 57 years of consuming it there could surely be no problem.Within a week the bloating was gone and the pain gradually disappeared! My entire gastro- intestional system began functioning normally without LOADS of laxatives and stool softners(sorry if thats too much info). Shortly after getting off dairy I didn't need any gastro- intestional medications. I was so amazed and encouraged by my progress that I decided there might be something to this vegan stuff and have been making meals from "The Kind Diet" for the last four weeks now with great success.I have fibromyalgia and other health issues but have noted several improvements since starting the diet. My joints feel so much better and I no longer have swelling in my hands and feet!! My husband of 38 years is a meat lover but has enjoyed everything I have made so far! He still eats meat but I'm working on that! I love the desserts as I have always been hooked on that monster sugar. It is great to eat somethng so satisfyingly sweet and rich but not have that unrelenting drive for more and more. I just love it all! Moral:1. Listen to what your body is trying to tell you. 2. It's never too late to make healthy choices! I'm so thankful for "The Kind Diet", it really is!
That's my mom!! She is an amazing lady!! I have to add, that we live on opposite sides of the country and (since we are on the Kind Life journey together) we make a point to cook the same thing, on the same day (at the same time even!) and then "have a meal together!" Today is the ceasar salad and mixed berry cheesecake!
I am so proud of my mom for deciding to make such a huge change in her life. She has always inspired me to be the best I can, and I am glad she is taking a bit of her own advice.
Dolly, I came home from abroad in 2007 with such horrible stomach issues. At the ripe age of 21, I had so many blood tests, stool samples, scans, X-rays and ultrasounds, and an actual colonoscopy and they checked down my throat. "Nothing" wrong despite my pain. I was diagnosed with Irratible Bowel Syndrome.
At 22, on May 1, 2009, I decided to see if a vegan diet, for a month, would help me. I was already dairy free (more like lactose-free), so how hard would it be?
I am happy to say I am still vegan! It has helped so much, despite the time-to-time issues that can happen.
I wanted to say good luck and I am behind you, girl! It will be the best decision you ever made for your digestive health!
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