Hi all, can anyone recommend a decent vitamin D supplement? I'm aware of Vitashine which claims to be the only vegan D3 supplement, but is fairly expensive. Has anybody had success with other brands?…Continue
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Recently graduated from uni and made it through a rough patch with my health, now I'm ready to make some radical and, hopefully, transformational changes to my diet and lifestyle. Vegan since Oct '11.
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Hellooooo, thanks for the request and your kindness.
I am feeling much better now, pain all gone. I have several tests done and there was nothing wrong with me, no gallstones, no stomach ulcer, no other problems :) very great. The doctors couldn't understand what it was. But it's better and I am happy that tests went well. Hope you are doing well :)
thank you for your response! i do think b12 has something to do with the iron deficiency, i really need to start taking a supplement but i have a little bit of hesitation and fear there..anyways, good to be friends :)
Hey there NathanB. Thanks for asking. There is more than one answer to your question. Green leaves (like spinach), broccoli, small amounts of seeds (linseeds, hemp seeds, etc.), once in a while small amounts of soaked nuts, "home sprouted" sprouts :o) Some days I think the numbers are quite different. It'll be the days where I eat nothing but fruit. Those days I still feel great, but in some way as if something is missing, if you know what I mean.
That was very nice of you to drop me a note, thanks a lot! :)
I think I do get, and I do respect your opinion, I guess my main concern is that things not sort of devolve into a "freedom of expression"-protest type of thing.
Every now and then people feel really constrained by the policies here and I think they start to feel like the goal is to have a bunch of 80/10/10 drones marching lockstep. That's really not the case and anyone can send Freelee or DR a message with their concerns.
The main reason for those guidelines and policies are to try to keep the direction here cohesive. With over 10,000 members, it could devolve into confusion here pretty quickly. Even with the policies as narrowly focused as they are, I still see lots of people posting about confusion as to how they should eat, sleep, drink, exercise, etc.
Like I mentioned, for me it is a LOT easier to just jump in with both feet, especially if following the sleep, calories and water guidelines. I've tried transitioning as well as jumping in and jumping in was a lot easier for me. I mean it's tougher short term mentally, but once you get rolling, it is so much better and easier. I always hope that people who are struggling with cravings etc. will just give biting the bullet and jumping full-in a try. The foods like condiments, coffee, soda, cooked vegan with salt etc. Just seem to make a person hungrier and hungrier for the old style of eating they used to do.
Would transition work better for some people? I'm not sure and at least from my own experience it was harder. Since the intention here is to help people become 100% LFRV as successfully as possible, I guess they have just chosen to not have transition support be a part of that. I mean sure, let's be realistic, there are probably plenty of people here who are trying to transition, it's not like we're going to search those people out and ban them or something. But the discussions here are centered around the 100% LFRV lifestyle, more or less undiluted, just to keep things more focused.
I've seen some grumbling around DR's opening up the LFCV sub-forum, but I really think this is a big step in the inclusive direction because some people just cannot reliably get good fresh fruit! I think it's probably a lot better for them to be eating rice or potatoes than going back to a SAD diet, not everyone can up and move to where the fruit is. DR mentioned in one of his videos that it is not ideal to eat rice or potatoes, but if second best is all you have access to, then that's just what it is.
If you can think of a way to frame transition, somehow we might be able to work it into the main focus of the site, without having it end up clashing with the existing guidelines, like how they did the LFCV sub-forum, maybe you can write it up and send it to Freelee, she's always open to suggestions. She may say no but she certainly will look at it and give it a lot of thought.
Thanks for the heads up on the race, I'll try to tune in tonight if I can. We've been without power for almost a week, so it's put a monkey wrench into my watching anything, probably a good thing :) That's exciting about Dave Zabriskie!
I wanted to thank you so much for your reply and help about the dog without tongue!! The link was so interesting!! It's wonderful to see that there is another one who has survived without tongue.. I hope so much our boy will recover and I can post those pictures once :)) Yes, now he is still at vet and gets the water and food with a "tube", but our vet said that it could be possible to learn to eat without help.. oh that would be wonderful!
Hmm.. the new family would really have to watch out not to be in the sun with him for too long, cause he cant pant and has really thick hair...
Thank you so for all your helpt!!! the best to you,
I bought 10 bunches of bananas (70 bananas!) and lugged them home! When you are on this fruity-love-love-love lifestyle, you gotta make sure you have enough fruits! Especially when on banana island ^_^* Eat more to live more!