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In need of Vegan friendly Midwife/OBGYN We are 9 weeks and have found no one in support of our diet. Lab tests are perfect. Her health is perfect. We just need support a healthy / no stress environment. If anyone knows of any midwives or OB's that are in Vermont, preferably in Chittenden County. Thanks in advanced!! ~Nick Post Date: 10/05/14, Replies: 1
Going Vegan-best thing I've ever done! Going Vegan was the best thing I have ever done! I have lost about 15 lbs so far and it keeps coming off, :) . And it wasn't even intentional! I went vegan for the animals. Its great I love it. :) Post Date: 07/30/14, Replies: 6
Trying to lose 10 pounds! I've been a vegan for 8 years, granted I'm only 21 and I'm not overweight. I've been trying to lose 10 pounds, from 130 to 120. It's so hard to seek advice on the issue because all the online sources simply say, "don't eat meat, don't eat dairy, don't eat wheat, don't eat processed foods" easy, I do that. I have even been avoiding beans for calories sake. I have a vegetable smoothie for breakfast, a salad for lunch, edamame / veggie burgers for dinner and fruit for snacks. How do I lose weight?? Post Date: 07/18/14, Replies: 8
Binge Eating Hi! As the title suggests, I've been developing that problem for almost 8 months now after I've become vegetarian or semi vegan now. I wonder why that happened since I never had any eating problems before. I can still maintain my weight and health by following raw foodism this far, but I can go back to vegetarianism because of binging. Does anyone have tips to break free from this? Thanks in advance. Post Date: 07/17/14, Replies: 5
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Prejudice Doctors So, I'm a vegan, have been for 4 years, and I got a blood test recently. The results came back and said I was not anaemic and not even deficient in anything. However, my doctor told me that being a vegan was "Not how humans are supposed to be" that we're "Not designed to be vegan" and has referred me to a dietician to discuss what I eat. Does the fact that my blood test was perfectly normal not show that veganism is a healthy lifestyle choice?! Does anyone else have this problem with healthcare? Should I complain or something? Help!! Post Date: 06/18/14, Replies: 10
HELP! I am soo confused! I have been vegetarian for over 7 years now, and I am now starting/trying to be vegan. I have been looking up things vegans can eat, vegan recipes, and hidden non-vegan ingredients. I have found 'vegan' recipes that use non-vegan ingredients! Like peanut butter or sugar. Some say to add soda instead of egg, but apparently soda isn't vegan either. I have found brands that were accidently vegan(on vegan sites) that also test on animals! I have also found brands that were accidently vegan(on vegan sites) that actually were not vegan! And this is all making it very difficult for me, please if you have any advice, I would love to read it. Post Date: 06/18/14, Replies: 10
Confused and Bewildered and discouraged I was going to start my first topic by writting "WTF", but wanted to be more reader friendly. Lol Anyway, just started eating primarily vegggie for 5 weeks. Juicing kale, granny apples, carrots, cucumbers and ginger for lunch (only) for past 5 weeks and but have not lost a single pound and my belly is still big, or maybe bigger! WTH (heck)! I change to monk fruit from sugar; been drinking green tea w/ lemon only, 1x per day; stopped eating red meat for 3 weeks straight; I even stopped eating bagels! In general, I've been eating healthier and expected to lose a lot of weight and belly by now. FYI, the juicing is without the pulp and not organic. I figured I still would have lost some weight regardless. Any thoughts what I may be doing wrong? Post Date: 06/18/14, Replies: 4
Got sick right afte becoming vegan. Right after I became vegan, I got sick. I don't think its relevant, but my family does, and I would like to prove them wrong, any subjections? Post Date: 06/18/14, Replies: 12
gaining weight being vegetarian Hope you don't mind, but will copy a post I sent to my new weight loss group - sorry it's LONG: Hope there are enough fellow vegetarians/vegans to answer this. I became vegan about 8 months ago. Within 3 months, I had gained 10 lbs. and was hypothyroid (was already on meds. and had been stable for years). Yes, I relied heavily on soy for my protein. So then I switched to vegetarian so I could use dairy/eggs for my protein, as I am not such a fan of beans/legumes that I ate enough daily to suffice. In 5 months I gained another 10 pounds! I have used Loseit for a week (love it, BTW). Was under my daily calories 5 out of 7 days and have lost NOTHING. The My Nutrition section has shown that I eat a lot of (healthy) fats and (healthy) carbs. It is VERY hard to get enough protein. My husband does not share my views so, after making his meal I usually don't have time to do a decent one for me, too. I feel horrible to do so, but I am thinking of trying my old, lean meat-eating diet for a week to see if it makes a difference. I only needed to lose 5 lbs. before becoming vegan. I am 55, do take bioidentical hormones (although they may need slight adjusting), thyroid meds, and am fairly active as I have horses and dogs. Has anyone else gained weight being vegetarian? Post Date: 06/17/14, Replies: 9
Good Diet To Follow? Hello, I really want to look for a great healthy flexible diet plan to fit my lifestyle, I’m going on vacation in about a 30 days and i really want to lose some weight. Does anybody know of a good diet that’s not in order to hard to follow? I work out regarding 4 days a week and often more if i can find time, please let me know! Thank You!! Post Date: 06/04/14, Replies: 1
Studio City vegan chef Anyone available to cook & deliver an organic, vegetarian meal 2X week to someone in Studio City? Post Date: 04/12/14, Replies: 0
vegan/vegetarians for questionnaire please Hi everyone, i'm a nutrition student in my final year of university. My final project is about the eating similarities and differences of vegetarians, vegans and omnivores. For this i require as many vegans and vegetarians as possible who are female and fit into the age category of 18-50. If you are can you please complete my questionnaire, it will take around 5 minutes and will help a lot. Here is the link freeonlinesurveys.com/app/rendersurvey.asp?sid=bytxpfnoqp6c705412760&refer=www%2Efacebook%2Ecom thanks, hannah Post Date: 02/12/14, Replies: 0
vegan esthetic medicine? Hello friends, I have 2 questions that I couldn't find any answer in internet. My main concern is not my physical appearance, but after health issues it's also important for me and for showing that vegan life it's never disadvantage... 1. ¿How to fight flaccid skin? 2. ¿Somebody know about some brand of hyaluronic acid and botox injectable that are not testet on animals? I'm really interested in the second question because I could have cheap or free acces to that... thank u very much ^^ Post Date: 09/16/13, Replies: 1
Colon Cleansing Question. I am new to a vegetarian diet....how much rotten meat may i expect to eliminate? And does the ingestion of the occasional insect by accident upset the karma? Post Date: 08/30/13, Replies: 5
PCRM Food For Life Instructor Lisa Karlan Tuesday, July 30th from 1-2 pm PST please join me on Animal Issues with Dr. Armaiti May via http://adrenalineradio.com/shows/168-the-vegan-vet where I'll be interviewing Lisa Karlan, a Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Food for Life Instructor who will be sharing some important facts about plant-based eating and lifestyle choices for optimum health and quality of life. Past shows are available to download from http://adrenalineradio.com/podcasts/archives/viewcategory/437-animal-issues. ~Armaiti May, DVM Post Date: 08/28/13, Replies: 2
Transitioning: Detox? Hello, Ive been transitioning to full vegan for a small amount of time. But I feel like crap! Im wondering if its possible Im going through a withdrawal/detox phase? Post Date: 08/15/13, Replies: 1
Dairy and breast cancer A link between dairy consumption and breast cancer? www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-171377/A-change-diet-cured-cancer.html www.rense.com/general35/av.htm Post Date: 05/16/13, Replies: 0
Looking for a Vitamix Turboblend VS Hi! I've been vegan for quite a while now, and as a teenager I have been really conscious of my health lately and would like to go even greener. Does anyone happen to have a Vitamix Turboblend VS with all accessories they would like to sell that would be willing to ship to California? I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to put this thread... But thank you so much in advance! Sleepless Post Date: 04/24/13, Replies: 1
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Possible B12 Vitamin Problem Hey everyone! I'm new here and I've been having a issue that I think might be related to lack of vitamin or a possible overdose. I'm 22 and a vegetarian, but I don't eat cheese or a lot of dairy. I have been taking a multivitamin for vegetarians for awhile now, which has basically everything including the B vitamins in it like B12. I also just started taking a B12 supplement. The type that you put under your tongue to dissolve. Every since I started them (it's been a couple of weeks now), I have been feeling a vibration through my body. I'm not shaking , but it feels like I am inside. It's hard to fall asleep and sit still. I led it back to the start of the B12 supplement so I stopped taking them yesterday, but I'm still experiencing vibration. I'm hoping that it fades. I also deal with anxiety at times too. I have an appointment with my doctor next week, but I was curious if anyone had any information on this that could help. Thanks Post Date: 03/15/13, Replies: 11
Vegan coach coaching an Ashkenazi Jew I am in a program that people who are interested in veganism can get help going vegan. All the people interested in veganism get paired with a coach who has to have been vegan at least one year. I am going to be coaching someone who is an Ashkenazi Jew. The coaching is going to go though Passover which is going to limit what food I can teach him about. I am an atheist and don't know much about what foods he is and isn't allowed to eat. I like using mock meat but from what I can tell all the mock meats are in some violation of the Passover food laws. Is there some mock meat I can teach him about. I really don't know much about what he will and will not be able to eat because of the Passover so any all information will be helpful. Post Date: 03/05/13, Replies: 1
MY FAMILY IS BECOMING VEGAN HELLO! I am a mother to two beautiful children, a boy six months old and a little girl two years old. I am also a wife to a wonderful man that I love very much. We've recently decided to become Vegan and need help beginning. It is very important that we do this correctly for the health of our children. I don't want to accidently malnourish them. Our daughter is unique in the way that she eats everything. Kale, Chard, Tofu, Edamame and nearly every fruit available. There isn't much she honestly dislikes. I don't see it being too difficult of a transistion for her. As for my husband, maybe a bit more difficult. I know I'll miss fish the most. Along with cheeses. I need a shopping list. I shop one month at a time except for fresh veggies. Can anyone Help? Post Date: 02/17/13, Replies: 8
Undenatured vs Denatured Protein Does anyone else think there are too many unhealthy protein shake products on the market? Organic undenatured protein offers a healthy alternative, compared to denatured protein. It is minimally processed to keep more of the essential vitamin and mineral content. Another benefit is that the protein is sourced from grass-fed happy cows, which are hormone and antibiotic free. Unfortunately, a large majority of cows in the US are held in confined areas and not allowed to experience the nature God intended for them. Post Date: 02/06/13, Replies: 0
Vegan Friendly Doctors So I've visited my new doctor twice now and he has insisted (both times) that my health problems are due to my vegan diet. I know with great confidence that my diet helps my condition and that eating meat/dairy would make it worse. I decided to search the web for doctors but there doesn't seem to be too much information out there (for Chicago). The last thing I want to do is call several doctors (I will if I have to though). Does anyone have any suggestions? Post Date: 01/29/13, Replies: 10
Dr. McDougall's Starch Solution I started Dr. McDougall's Starch Solution plan and I lost 2.5 lbs. on the first day. I ate starches the whole weekend and stuck to the plan and gained 3 lbs! I did eat a couple of pieces of bread and some homemade rice pudding with stevia and a little regular sugar so maybe that's what caused me to gain. So, I'm going to try cutting out bread and as much sugar as I can this week and see how it goes. If anyone else has done this diet and lost weight, I'd be happy to hear any pointers. Post Date: 01/26/13, Replies: 1
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: 01/12/13, Replies: 3

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