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Vitamins for vegans I'm newly vegan and would like to see what vitamins are reccomended by actual people who actually take them. I know what vitamins my body needs, just wondering what brands are better than others or just simply what you all prefer. Thank you! :) Post Date: 02/18/18, Replies: 5 02/18/18 5
Bloating problem I went vegan 9 months ago. When I went vegan, I loss some weight, my digestion has accelerated, I felt light and good in my body. Now it is month or so and everything has returned to the state when I was carnivore. I am bloated after ANYTHING I eat, I have cramps in my belly, gas, I gained weight and my metabolism has slowed down. I don't remember some changes in my diet that could cause this and I don't have idea why is this happening. Could someone give me any advice? Post Date: 02/15/18, Replies: 1 02/15/18 1
I offer menu per week (prof. dietician) Hey! Last year I became a licensed dietician - I finished my studies at the University of Life Sciences in Poznan (Poland). For almost 2 years I am a vegan. As a result, I would like to share my knowledge and experience with others, and help people who would like their diet to be well balanced. I can make a weekly menu based on the most valuable and healthy vegan products covering the needs of the essential nutrients with the guarantee of individual approach to each person. Interested? - please, write a private message. 🙂 Post Date: 02/14/18, Replies: 0 02/14/18 0
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Health problems, need help. I've been vegan for around five years, since I was fifteen. I was doing fine, but since last year I've struggled with fatigue and concentration problems. I tried to correct the most "common" problems, B12, calcium, vitamin A and D deficiency, poor protein intake, zinc, iron... but nothing has worked. It's frustrating because almost every [censored]ing nutritional problem causes fatigue and brain fog, so is imposible to tell what is wrong unless you try all the blood tests in existence. The last two options in my mind are a diet poor in fat and omega 3 deficiency (I didn't really consider it till now, because when I was a child I never ate fish, and neither did my family, that aren't vegetarian and always were ok, so I thought it was not a problem). But I can´t keep guessing. I`m a student and I don't have a lot of money to spend buying all the superfood and supplements that, maybe, could help me. I went to a couple of nutritionist and doctors, but none of them knew how to handle the situation. The best advice was the typical "Just eat meat and everything will be ok". Thank you, Captain Obvious. If it continues like this, I really think I would give up. A couple of questions: how common are in vegan problems due to bad fat intake? What other problems could I be overlooking? I would be grateful for any advice. PD: sorry for my english. Post Date: 02/10/18, Replies: 7 02/10/18 7
17 Unbeatable Supplements You Can Take Tod Hey guys, I just published this article about 17 Unbeatable Supplements for your healing your Leaky Gut forever, so wanted to share a short-and sweet version here. Leaky Gut is an uncomfortable problem that can cause extreme discomfort, stomach upset, and a host of associated and often severe health problems. It happens when the delicate lining of your intestines becomes too porous, allowing toxins and bacteria to enter your bloodstream and flood your system. The key to curing a leaky gut lies in restoring a healthy intestinal lining, which seals your gut and keeps those harmful toxins out. However, it can be difficult to know the best way to treat this uncomfortable problem, especially when prescription medication often makes things worse. In this post, we're going to show you how to heal leaky gut syndrome fast. Here you'll find 17 great all-natural supplements for leaky gut syndrome symptoms that will cure and repair your gut wall, without the need for prescription meds. Conclusion If a leaky gut is getting you down, by incorporating just one or two of the above-recommended supplements into your diet, you could soon start to see and feel a reduction in symptoms. As many of the supplements mentioned are relatively inexpensive, why not try combining three or four, if you want to see a dramatic improvement even faster? Remember the goal here is to improve overall gut health and intestinal function, so make sure you're also following a healthy diet, if you want to see the maximum benefits. Eliminate gluten, alcohol, and all processed foods, and reduce sugar and caffeine to a minimum, to really enhance the benefits of your new supplement regime. Don't forget the power of movement either, gentle exercise like yoga, stretching, pilates, and walking will all aid your body as your gut lining tries to repair itself. If you follow this advice and harness it in combination with one or more of the recommended leaky gut treatment supplements recommended in this plan, you will see a marked improvement in your energy and mood. You will also enjoy lower levels of inflammation and irritation, as a result of improved intestinal health. Now you know the supplements to heal your gut wall that your system requires, you can seal your leaky gut and suffer no longer. This treatment plan will empower you to get proactive and feed your body the substances it needs to replenish and repair itself, enabling you to cure your leaky gut syndrome forever. Continue reading about 17 Unbeatable Supplements www.blackburndistributions.com/blog/heal-your-leaky-gut/ Post Date: 02/05/18, Replies: 0 02/05/18 0
Blood Test - not been allowed to have one! Hi Guys, I went to the doctors today to schedule a blood test testing the CBC (Complete Blood Count) Cmp Comprehensive Metabolic Panel) Ferritin (Iron assess) Folic Acid, Lipid Profile (Total Cholesterol LdL, HDL, Triglycerides) MMA (Methylmalonic Acid) Vit B12 Vit D I read on many sites (such as happycow.net) that it's really important to be tested on all of these things. However, the GP would not want to do a blood test on me! She said I would only be allowed to do a standard CBC, and then, if something was wrong, do other tests. I was astonished. I said, that all of these things are really important, and having been a vegetarian for 3 years and a vegan for 1 they should really be testing my B12 also. At the end the GP told me that she would only do a CBC, B12 and Folic Acid, (it truly felt as if I had to barter!) and if something was wrong i would have to go back there and do more tests. This is so obtuse, because while they are trying to save money doing less services as possible, they are spending more time and money, because people always come back to do more tests; also It feels like they are waiting until people get sick to cure them, rather then prevent the sickness! I remarked that my last test I did was over ten years ago, and that I should really have it done properly; but the Doctor was unmovable. I offered to pay extra to have everything done at my expenses but they said that they would not charge me for a blood test. I ended up leaving the place with no appointment because it's such a waste of time. This is frustrating because as a tax payer I am paying for a service, but I'm not getting the service in return! I'm very concerned, since I'm also planning to start a family in the coming years and I want to make sure I can sustain a pregnancy on my current diet (I don't take any supplements) or whether I should add supplements to my diet right away. Just the topping on the cake, the GP offered to take my blood pressure, as they do to make it look like they've done something! (yeah, I figured I would be up to the sky I was so angry). While she was taking the blood test she said: "So, your vegan, does that mean that you don't eat fish?" I was, like... you are a doctor and you don't know what vegan means?! Anyway I patiently explain that I don't consume any animal products and she replied "What? So you just eat pulses?!" Like I was so weird? I wanted to say, you are the weird one, eating flesh of animals and mammary secretions that are supposed to be for calves! Have you had a similar experience? Do you have any suggestions? I'm considering going to a private doctor, but I have no idea how much this is going to cost me! Thank you for your help, any suggestion is appreciated! Post Date: 02/05/18, Replies: 4 02/05/18 4
Medical studies Hej everyone. I am very interested i reading medical studies about why diarys are not good for you. Most studies I can find however are done by diary compagnys or vegan and both dont give me the best answer. I would like to read indepent studies. Does annyone know of a few please leave a link ore tell me where I could find this. Post Date: 02/02/18, Replies: 0 02/02/18 0
Recovering from Anorexia through Veganism Hey guys, I hope this post reaches you will and that you guys tune into this video if you have struggled with disordered eating. Veganism truly ignited a passion in me and a purpose in me that could never be fulfilled by my strive for perfection in my eating disorders. Likes, comments, and subscribes would mean the world to me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yowKzHHD350 Thanks so much :) Post Date: 01/19/18, Replies: 1 01/19/18 1
Help! New vegan and terrible headaches. Is this normal?! We (our family) have basically gone from a normal (typical) standard Australian diet, to vegan based diet very quickly after weighing up a lot of different things. Mainly wanting to be healthy and concerned for the impact our current lifestyle is having on the earth. We are only on day 3 and I am experiencing terrible headaches (very unusual for me) and tired, lethargic etc. Is this normal? How quickly will it pass. What can we do to alleviate these symptoms? I am a full time mum of our 8 children, and husband is police, so he needs to be alert and full of energy. We are eating all food made from scratch (no processed foods) and mostly fresh fruit and veggies. We have basically just dropped meat, milk and butter. Post Date: 01/17/18, Replies: 2 01/17/18 2
Physical anxiety symptoms going vegan Hi there, I recently went vegan about 2 weeks ago now and over the last 2 days I have suddenly been having some extreme physical anxiety symptoms. Has anybody else experienced the same thing? How long does it last and can I do anything to help it? Thank you. Post Date: 01/16/18, Replies: 7 01/16/18 7
Magic Truffles/mushroom Hi all, I just want to ask if someone ever tried using shrooms or truffles for medical purposes? I was reading some articles about this magic truffles and shrooms before engaging my self for the first time. Like this one from https://www.trufflemagic.com/blog/magic-mushrooms-illness-and-anxiety/ .They say that it has a very potent effect on the brain and hallucination. Unlike marijuana does it have any medical use? In one article that I've read magic truffles or shrooms compaired to synthetic drugs are very alarming. Also magic mushroom are use on reducing the symptoms of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety. It can also help people to quit smoking and alcohol addiction. Some studies also suggest the property of magic shrooms/truffles can be useful for cancer patients. I would really want to hear other insights regarding this new possible alternative meds. Thanks Post Date: 01/13/18, Replies: 1 01/13/18 1
My hair is thinning This is probably unrelated to my going from lacto ovo vegetarian to vegan 6 months ago but my hair is seriously thinning and Im only 25! I am getting bloodwork done at the Drs but Im curious if anyone knows of any vitamins or minerals that contribute to full thick hair. Post Date: 01/09/18, Replies: 27 01/09/18 27
Joint pain? Hello, I started a Vegan diet about 20day ago and now I am experiencing joint pain. I didn't increase my activity level and I have not changed my daily routine. It mainly in my hands and my knees, advil doesnt seem to do anything for me. I do have some relief with activity but my question really is am I am missing something in my diet that would cause this? Should i be adding a supplement? I have been finding nothing but negative reviews on the diet and not a lot of help. Post Date: 01/03/18, Replies: 20 01/03/18 20
Why My High Heart Beat? My BP is fine, around 118/76. I'm 63; within 10 lbs of normal weight. No alcohol, 1/2 cup coffee a day. I eat a Vegan diet with sometimes Salmon, and several supplements, B Complex, a multi, C, E, D. Recently taking magnesium, potassium, CoQ10, garlic, vit K complex. But my pulse is sometimes high, up to 150 and sometimes normal, 68. Dr. says I have a 'glitch' in the electrical connection of my heart, thus the arrthymia. Anyone have any ideas why it is often high? There has to be a better explanation and something I can do to get it normal. (that's why I'm trying the new supplements.) Post Date: 12/26/17, Replies: 3 12/26/17 3
Dry skin I have been vegetarian for about 8 years. I cannot seem to do anything for my dry skin. Is there a food or supplement that will help in healing my dry skin? Does anyone else suffer from dry skin? Post Date: 12/25/17, Replies: 1 12/25/17 1
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Gaining weight on a vegan diet I've been a vegan for 10 months now. The first month I lost 2 or 3 kg without working out at all, but after that I started gaining weight and I don't know why. I eat low fat and as many vegetables as possible, I do eat quite a lot of rice though, I'm not sure if that would be the problem? Has anyone had similar problems? Post Date: 12/20/17, Replies: 16 12/20/17 16
B12 - is it necessary? Something I have noticed: Typically it is stated the "B12 is necessary for normal cognitive functioning" - not healthy cognitive functioning, even if due to our schooling/culture this is comprehended as "healthy" per pattern recognition from the source (group). B12 vitamins are not possible to find fairtrade that easily if at all to the extent I have searched (typically results on fair trade pop up easily enough). The vegan growth has gone on for quite a while and "b12-necessity" been claimed for a long time. Judging by the pattern of my experience it is possible to live entirely fairtrade. This is not an argument, more an observation that may result in arguments eventually. I ponder if it is some kind of karma-compatability with fleshfarm-partakers that is equalized by unnecessary non-fair trade elements, especially for the sake of not our own race (a general pattern in nature seems to be that we do not eat our own and eat "farther away from" - like predators are not eating predators (humans do not fit in this category, some of us also eat dogs (those can be vegan though/omnivorous (only reinforcing the argument I guess)). I know enough to state that "group-think" and empathic connections are healthily affected by going vegan, resulting in a change in social dynamics around people, thus the "normal cognitive functioning"? It may not be a bad change, not for oneself either. It may even be an advantage to have lower levels of B12 in not ingesting meat/dairy, even if this diverts from the norm. Post Date: 12/18/17, Replies: 6 12/18/17 6
Pineal Gland/Gluten Connection Anyone else getting communications from the Far East about this? Post Date: 12/12/17, Replies: 1 12/12/17 1
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Skin care question? I have a question regarding my skin. I've been a vegan for about 5 months now. Almost the entire time my face has been broken out with acne. I've always had a problem with acne, but never to this extent! I thought that eliminating dairy would have a positive effect on my skin, but it seems to have made it worse! Has anyone else had a similar problem? Any suggestions of what I could add or eliminate from my diet? Without compromising my veganism of course! Post Date: 12/04/17, Replies: 20 12/04/17 20
Neck Pain? I had severe neck pain for the last 3 weeks, i looked for different remedies but not a single remedy worked for my pain. One of my friend suggested me to get my neck massaged or to use any automatic massarger. I used a neck massarger and just in few minutes i got relaxed. Guys sometimes some remedies doesn't work for our body so do you have some other solutions for the severe neck pain? If yes then please suggest few of them.. Thanks in advance. Post Date: 11/20/17, Replies: 4 11/20/17 4
Cholesterol lowering questions Hi all, I am new to this forum and would like some advice or personal experiences regarding your cholesterol levels. I have been vegan for just about three months, and my last cholesterol was still a bit high (215). I do have a family disposition to genetically high cholesterol, but I asked my primary care provider for another three months on a vegan diet before re-testing. I would rather not go on statins if I don't have to. So my question for the forum is for those who have had cholesterol issues: does the vegan diet actually lower your cholesterol? I am a REALLY good cook, I have tackled the creativity you can have while making wonderful vegan meals: but is there some other whole-food strategies I can add to my diet that might help? About me:I get moderate exercise (I ride my bike/walk) every day weather permitting, as don't own a car. So I am in pretty good physical shape. Thanks in advance for your suggestions. Post Date: 11/16/17, Replies: 10 11/16/17 10
Insoluble Fibre Hi all. I've recently been diagnosed with functional gastrointestinal disorder after having suffered with bloating and mild stomach cramps at various times of the day. The specialist advised that I was likely eating too much insoluble fibre or that my gut was having trouble digesting insoluble fibre. He advised that the normal course of action would be to refer me to a dietician but that because I am vegan I'd probably be poorly advised so he told me to do my own investigations regarding starting a diet low in insoluble fibre. The trouble is that there seems to be way too much information online and not enough specific to vegans. Does anyone have a healthy diet-plan for a vegan and low in insoluble fibre? Or simply a list of foods? Any advice would be much appreciated! Post Date: 11/07/17, Replies: 1 11/07/17 1
vegan dentists in Europe? I have a hole and some parondontal condition, however I am not about to sacrifice a dentists back; I will only go to a vegan dentist (it's about the health/life's compassion towards them and what products they use. As long as it's a vegan I'll trust their ability...) Post Date: 11/05/17, Replies: 0 11/05/17 0

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