|05-27-2012, 04:54 PM||#1|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
WOE: modified anti-candida diet
Start Date: Friday, May 25th, 2012 (back on the horse)
LC vegetarian and vegan support
Not sure if there is a vegan or even vegetarian community here, as I am fairly new (I am also new to being vegan, but my sister has been vegan for years and finally I decided it was something I want to at least work towards).
I thought I would share a store called karmavore with you guys. It is located near me and has tons of good food (everything in the store is vegan) and many, many gluten free options.
Karmavore Vegan Shop
I also would like to share the following books/resources with you guys. Many people here seem to be battling candida and various health issues. I did a liver cleanse and was surprised, and I didn't even follow it to the letter (not by a long shot)- but I recommend "The liver and gallbladder miracle cleanse" by Andrea Moritz, as many of us have over-taxed livers from years of smoking, drinking, poor water (flouride is toxic to the body and can not be processed by the liver effectively so it is stored in the gallbladder and can gunk stuff off), etc.
Also, I have found that when I stick to an alkaline diet, my interstitial cystitis (for me it is pretty severe- I don't have the pain that most IC sufferers stand for but feel like I need to pee almost all the time... which doesn't sound too bad except that it is nearly impossible to sleep or even enjoy a tv show when you *feel* like you need to go constantly, and it is sever)- anyway, lowering my body's acid levels and raising my overall ph to over 7 has helped! A lot! A good book is "the PH miracle diet".
I use PH paper made by Genuine Health (company) to measure my urine's ph and when it is around 8 for an extended period my IC symptoms do get better. And I am fairly new to this (health stuff is really expensive, especially if you are on a limited budget).
Because the liver and the bile secreted by the liver helps in the breakdown of proteins and fats and also bile is naturally anti-fungal and anti-bacterial and can help get the intestines healthy, I just really wanted to share. My first cleanse was weird, but I could feel what felt like marbles moving inside me and my liver- I could feel blood pulsing through it, like it was coming back to life. A very odd experience.
Sorry, rambing. Damn brain fog. Am going off on tangents. I really want to share with everybody. Best of luck!
(there are various liver cleanse videos on youtube and they can be inspirational but many are lacking in info- I really recommend the book by Andreas Mortiz)- if you can not eat or consume apples or apple juice at all (which many of us can't because of high sugar levels) or even unsweetened cranberry juice (it is very high in vitamin C and generally which can make interstitial cystitis and other inflammatory conditions worse, unfortunately) you can apparently substitute apple cider vinegar or take malic acid supplements (the supplements are at many health food stores). Best of luck!
all vegan and vegetarian members, or those merely interested in eating more vegetarian or vegan LC foods, or just anyone interested. I hope to meet other like-minded low carb friends!
|05-29-2012, 06:19 PM||#2|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Stats: 236.5 start (Jan 2012) /194.0150 goal 5'9", 42 yr
WOE: Atkins (though I think a fairly early version)
Start Date: Jan 6 2012
Well, I'm not vegan, and I'm definitely an omnivore.
But I'm making snacks for my son's class next week, and one of the girls IS vegan. I was just consulting with her mother on how to make THESE vegan for her, since the only issue is the eggs. (She suggested mashed banana or apple sauce. I'm thinking I'll try the banana -- it should taste good with the coconut.)
So much of the LC way of eating I find related to vegan eating. You're constantly reading ingredients, looking out for things you can't eat. You're constantly deciding it's just easier to make it yourself. And you stockpile things like nuts, flax seed, and coconut oil. And we all eat tons of nutrient-dense greens and seeds that mainstream folks have never heard of.
Some "advice" -- might want to stick "Vegan" in your details under WOE, so that you don't find folks recommending meat, eggs, and butter to you.
Welcome aboard. I hope you find more vegan folks here. If not, you're still welcome. Just poke us to remind us if we need it!