Hi everyone. My parents have a friend who has kidney disease, lupus, chronic anemia and a lot of allergies. She specifically sought us (my sister and me) out to ask us some questions, as raw vegans. She cannot eat nuts, and she is allergic to nightshades and squash, and is severely gluten intolerant. She can only eat bananas every other day because of her kidney disease. She eats a diet high in fruits and veggies and she still eats turkey and chicken, because she's been told she needs some meat for her anemia. she doesn't eat dairy. so basically she is totally ready to commit, she just wants help transitioning because all the other raw vegan things she's seen are loaded with nuts and so forth. i'm really excited to help her out and i'm confident we can. I was wondering if you guys could give me some personal testimonials of healing from these symptoms, and some advice you could give her as someone who has been through it and is thriving. also, any resources you could give me for her would be fantastic. thank you so much!
Hi Amanda. I hope your friend gets well soon. My advice is to slowly transition to the 80/10/10 diet and gradually get to 10% fat. Try to eliminate animal foods and processed/refined foods. If she eats a diet of mostly raw fruits and vegetables I don't think she will have problems with gluten/nuts etc. Also I found out that the longer people stay on the 80/10/10 diet some or most of their allergies go away.
Good luck, I hope my tips help.
I was thinking of helping her figure out how much fruit she could eat in a meal, say for breakfast, and starting there as a baseline.