I have a question and I'm hoping that someone might be able to point me in the right direction. I've been considering switching to a vegan way of eating for awhile, but I have a couple of things that are holding me back. I'm sensitive/can't tolerate gluten, soy, or legumes. Is it possible to get in enough protein to retain my health without being able to eat soy or legumes? I can eat quinoa, nuts, and seeds, but I'm not sure if that would be enough to fuel me.
A little backstory on me. I was a vegetarian from the ages of 12-24, but when I became pregnant with my son, all I craved was McDonald's Happy Meals (yes, I know). I started eat meat again after that. About three years ago, I stumbled upon Paleo when trying to find a cure for some stomach issues. I eliminated dairy, legumes, soy, and grains and my stomach issues all went away. If I try to reintroduce any of them, my stomach issues return. Plus, to be honest, after doing the reseach, I really don't think I want any of those items in my diet anymore. All of the meat/eggs that I eat come from humane sources (rancher close by and my father-in-law), but after 12 years of not eating meat, it's still tough for me to eat it with much ease.
Anyway, I'd appreciate any thoughts that anyone could give me on the protein issue. Thank you :)
Hey I hope I can help you. Ok I used to have horrible eczema, digestive issues to . NO dr helped me none of them could i saw every dr in every field. after ruining my immune system and skin with steroids, shots, and antibiotics they prescribed me.. i did research on my own My diet would vacillate from vegan to vegetarian vegan for over 6 years. I've probably spent 2 years researching non stop every day. I found something about food, The American Cancer Society, since 1950, the overall cancer incidence has increased by 44 percent: breast cancer and male colon cancer by about 60 percent, testis, prostate and kidney by 100 percent, and other cancers, such as malignant melanoma, multiple myeloma and some lymphomas, by over 100 percent. At this rate, it seems although cancer dormant in the body, that by feeding it foods of no nutrition; GMOs, artificial colors/flavors, pesticides and overcooked food, people become susceptible to disease. These foods contain very little enzymes and because of that the stomach has to produce more of its own enzymes to aid digestion. If the stomach always has to produce extra enzymes to help digest dead food, then the body is not functioning at its full potential. It takes a toll on how other organs work. The other organs start to work harder because they are busy giving all the energy to one organ in the body. Because those organs are over-working the rest of the organs begin to slow down which exposes the body to weakness making the body vulnerable to disease. When consuming a balanced-meal containing raw certified organic foods such as fruits: veggies, nuts, seeds, and beans, the stomach doesn’t need to produce a lot of enzymes to help digestion. There are already a lot of enzymes in live food! After consuming enzyme rich food, it can travel faster through the digestive system: it is moved to the lower stomach, where it prepares to enter the intestines, making its way to the colon to be released. Because the food can be absorbed properly the body’s organs can then function equally causing a balance physically and mentally. This allows the body to function to its fullest.
Im now a 100 % raw vegan i don’t cook any food to am SUPER sensitive to many things gluten, coconut, soy, i can have SOME nuts and seeds, but they must be spread out. Like i can have 1/3 cup hazelnuts some days but i have to wait about 1 week before i can eat them again, otherwise my body gets to sensitive and other questionable things like flax, irritate it. I feel your frustration with not getting protein, i somehow developed a more intense allergy to nuts so i eliminated them and being raw i didn’t cook any legumes, and sprouting them was a fail. Well i lost way to much weight and so i decided to boil some beans ... that is when i found out that i have become allergic to beans too!! keep a food journal EVERY thing you eat write it down along with the date and time along with symptoms, yes it’s a pain in the butt, yes its annoying!! But having one has helped A LOT. I realized what foods are triggers how long I need to spread them out and much more. i have my eczema in control pretty much now, still finding new triggers . My digestion has improved on a raw diet, still fixing it tho. i wish you luck !! If you want to kno more please let me kno :)
oh and DONT GIVE UP THERE IS A CURE! western medicine is just a band aid, it doesn't fix the issue.you CAN fix the issue ive heald and am healing my self, gotten better than ANY doctor in western median has been able to do.
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