I read The Kind Diet when it first came out and loved everything about it. Was never able to fully follow the diet because I work in a steakhouse and being a vegan or vegetarian working in a steakhouse proved to be slightly impossible (for me at least). I had originally started following the book's diet plan because I have Juvenile Diabetes and I thought it would be a new and interesting way to improve my overall health.
Flash forward two years and I now find myself with another chronic illness.. Gastroparesis.. it means "stomach paralysis" and describes the function of the motility of the stomach. It causes delayed stomach emptying, horrible nausea and stomach pains, among other things.. they reccomend a low-fat, low-fiber, NOT whole wheat diet to aid in digestion.. however I'm diabetic and for that they reccomend HIGH fiber, an WHOLE wheat all the time..
My diseases, though they go hand and hand, reccomend diets that literally contradict each other in every way.. what's a girl to do? Can anyone help reccomend some good recipes or have any other helpful advice that would make my life a little better?
Sarah, I'm kind of in the same boat you are... Type 1.5 Diabetes (diagnosed as an adult), not quite diagnosed with Gastroparesis yet but having all the symptoms... I am trying to be vegan but want to be mindful of my digestive issues as well. I recommend reading "Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution", "Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution" (not vegan but excellent books), and doing some searches on "Vegan Paleo" (sounds like a contradiction, I know, but people out there are making it work!). Wheat, grains, soy, are just not that good for you - check out "Wheat Belly" or "The Whole Soy Story", you can be vegan without these! The website www.livingwithgastroparesis.com has also been helpful. Hang in there!
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