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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
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: 01/16/18, Replies: 3 01/16/18 3
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
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: 01/05/18, Replies: 6 01/05/18 6
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
Quick Easy Workouts Need to kickstart your day tomorrow?! Well all you need is a little guided meditation to help you remain mindful and at ease. I share the tips to Check it out on the wholembs site under the Mindfulness tab. Post Date: 12/21/17, Replies: 0 12/21/17 0
Wholembs holistic Health Suggestions &Tips Are you wanting to make a lifestyle change for your overall wellness? Well welcome to WholeMBS where health coaching services are provided by Kiona Thomas. I share tips on nutrition, physical activity, mindfulness, and self care. Post Date: 12/21/17, Replies: 0 12/21/17 0
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
Newbie vegan I am currently vego and wanting to go vegan does anyone have Any tips on foods and supplements Post Date: 10/29/17, Replies: 2 10/29/17 2
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: 10/19/17, Replies: 10 10/19/17 10
Any diabetic vegans? I am having trouble keeping my GL at healthy levels! I don't eat foods with added sugars but I crave bread all the time, I try to replace it with seeds and nuts but ughhh its so difficult. I've been vegan since November 2016 and have been diagnosed for less than a year. any suggestions, comments or tips? Post Date: 10/17/17, Replies: 4 10/17/17 4
Plant-Based Personal Training/ Nutrition Hi there guys, I have been viewing this forum for many years now and referring to it as a resource, but haven't contributed an awful lot! I have been vegetarian for 13 years, vegan for 9 years, and am a highly experienced Advanced Level 4 PT, Sports Therapist and Nutrition Consultant for the last 5-6 years. I don't want to spam the forum with advertising, but if anyone is interested in my services or would be interested in helping to spread the word please feel free to do so. It would be much appreciated! A bit about me - I am a keen martial artist (Muay Thai and Wing Chun in particular) and have competed in a fair few ultra-marathons over the last few years. Whilst certainly not a 'pro' level sports person, I have seen my own personal performances improving over the years, (particularly since becoming vegan!) and have managed to build up my Muay Thai to compete in an Interclub fight, get certified to Instructor Grade in Wing Chun, and have also seen a few top 10 places in Ultra marathons. I would love to be able to offer support and guidance to those of you are perhaps new or struggling with the vegan lifestyle or improving your health or sporting performance in accordance with this. I offer 1-2-1 personal training sessions in my private studio, online/distance training and nutrition programmes, sports massage and exercise/injury rehabilitation services, pilates for improved sporting performance, nutrition consultations and more. Thank you for your time, and please feel free to check out the links below. www.perfectbalancefitness.co.uk www.perfectbalancerehab.co.uk www.plantbasedpt.co.uk/ If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact me on any of the methods below. I look forward to chatting with you all soon! Dave Lewis [email protected] Post Date: 10/06/17, Replies: 3 10/06/17 3
Is a tasty vegan protein powder out there? Hi! I've been searching for a vegan protein powder to add to my diet and I just can't stand any of the ones I've tried! Weird part is I'm the type of person to eat not so tasty food just not to waste it, I can really tolerate bad taste, but these had me gagging! I tried three different types of Garden of Life, and a rice protein powder and all were equally disgusting to me! Issue is that's all i found locally in packet form and I really don't want to buy a large container unless I'm positive it tastes good :\ It doesn't have to taste like ice cream but just something I can manage to get down would be nice lol A new member and just here to see if anyone has any expertise on the matter/recommendations! Thank you so much! Post Date: 10/06/17, Replies: 10 10/06/17 10
Is becadexamin a good supplement? Becadexamin is full of vitamins ( although the quantity is less ) and available at really very cheap price, but is it the best multi vitamin supplement ? Post Date: 10/06/17, Replies: 0 10/06/17 0

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