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Tara George
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I was diagnosed with a debilitating disease in 2001 and have since been taking immune suppressants to keep it in remission. These drugs are used to prevent rejection after an organ transplant which has always concerned me because the main side effect is blood sarcoma. I have my blood tested every 3 months and so far so good. Over the years I have received much advice from nutrition experts so have eliminated dairy, meat, wheat, sugar and alcohol from my diet. This has not been easy! I'm a mother of three teenage boys who have adjusted well to the fact that I haven't bought meat or any dairy over the last 2 years. My oldest son is a vegan so he has been very encouraging and my other sons (and husband) just go with it. However, the time has come when I know I must reverse this disease and cease the drugs! I read with interest Durianrider's story who had a similar condition to me so I'm keen to follow his path to wellness.
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At 8:17am on April 22, 2012, dandelion said…

Hi Tara,

I have 2 boys and husband so can really relate to the dinner time thing.  What I'm finding is working for me is planning all our meals a week in advance before I do the shopping.  That relieves me of the night time pressure and allows me to plan roughly what I'm going to have.  I try and plan vegan cooked meals for them where possible, even know they are still meat-eaters, and I'm tending towards nori rolls, vietnamese rice paper rolls which can be adapted for raw easily.  Also, I make their dinners super easy - like a roast chicken - which has virtually no complicated elements - which frees me up to make a lovely big salad to go with it.  vegetable noodle soup.  Once a week I might do a bbq for them and my husband will cook it and I'll prepare the salad to go with it.  That sort of thing.  By the way, I'm probably 98.5% :) raw.  I might have a baked potato with the salad, or some veggie soup, or even a very small portion of chicken.  But usually I'll have 2 days raw then the next day I might have something cooked for dinner.  That's just me.  I'm finding not being 100% is freeing and I'm not bingeing on cooked foods.  I do see a time when I'm phasing out the cooked altogether because I'm just finding it's not as tasty as it smells/looks.

Hope that helps

At 7:36am on April 22, 2012, Paul Cohen said…

I think it's difficult for everyone to eat correctly when we're around others who are eating food that we grew up on, but are now trying to avoid. We see and smell it, the saliva starts flowing and, well...For me, the trick is to be well fed before coming into contact with others at their meals. So, It might be good for you to have at least a substantial snack first, before you prepare your family's meals.

At 12:28pm on April 10, 2012, Windlord said…

Aloha, Tara!

Have a look-see at our Welcome Wagon for an overview of all things banana :)



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