A Gluten Intolerant Vegan, can you help me?
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July 19, 2019 / By Bithiah Question:
I am considered a vegan because I am lactose intolerant to the nth degree and my stomach can't handle meat. So I cut out eggs from my diet because they make me feel sick whenever I eat them. I already have a myriad of stomach problems, GERD (chronic acid-reflux disease) and IBS. However, my doctor now thinks that I may be gluten-intolerant or have Celiac Disease because I have been sick for the past week. I had a bout like this last summer, but was able to come out of it and recover after a few days. But this is worse.
My issue is is that I have no idea how I am going to be able to afford buying gluten free foods or prepare them when I am going away to the University in the fall and have to live on campus. It is not confirmed that I have this condition just yet, but for safety by doctor wants me to avoid gluten.
Does anyone know any way I would be able to afford this? I'm seriously confused and don't know what to do. I don't really have any extra money to spend and my parents can't help me. Any advice would help greatly or webistes.
I love to cook, but I don't know if I will be able to while in school. And I don't even know how I will survive the 2 months until that time comes.
Thanks for all your help in advance. Any advice whatsoever is greatly needed. I would see a dietician, but my insurance does not cover it. So I think I am out of that luck.
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Aimey | 10 days ago
I am a Celiac with lactose intolerance, and my 3 yr old granddaughter is a Celiac with a Casein allergy. If you choose to go gluten-free (for whatever reason) you are safe with fresh fruits and vegetables, which can be purchased at any grocery store and usually at college cafeterias. Because you don't eat meat, you need to be sure you get enough protein from other sources - easy ones are beans, nuts and peanut butter. Also, you need calcium, Vitamin D and magnesium since you don't consume dairy products. Soy and rice milk are not much more expensive than dairy milk. I would be happy to help you with recipes for easy, inexpensive gluten-free, dairy-free recipes. I published a cookbook "Don't Feed Me - Gluten-free, Dairy-free Cooking". I would be happy to send a copy to you at no charge in order to help you understand the gluten-free, dairy-free diet and to help you with basic meals. In order to protect your email address, you can email me at [email protected]
and let me know where to send the cookbook.
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Originally Answered: I wish I could be vegan again but I hate vegan food?
I'm a vegan of about 5 months, 19 years old, but in all honesty I think raw veganism is pretty hard to do for most people. There's no proof that cooked food is harmful, and the comfort of things like making myself cups of coffee or hot tofu scrambles is worth more than total dietary perfection, you know? I'm doing this for the animals, and I hope to be vegan for life, so I'm not going to take chances by deciding I'm never going to eat cooked food again or skimping on the supplements. You are not a terrible person. You just tried to do a little too much too quickly and fell of the bandwagon, but there's plenty of time to give it another go if you wish. If you crave meat and dairy, then splurge on the fake meats, veggie burgers and daiya cheese. The trick to making it work is finding new foods that you enjoy, a process often made easier if you can cook, along with making sure you're getting all the nutrients you need. My advice is to invest in a good cookbook like "How It All Vegan" or search the web for recipes and regularly take your vitamins for optimal health, especially b12. Raw veganism is not for everyone, and there's no shame in realizing that.
Edit: Good luck! You can do it. :)
Unless you have a gluten allergy or coeliac disease than there is no harm in consuming gluten. Gluten is actually beneficial to vegetarians as it adds protein into the diet. In case you did not know too, all grains naturally contain gluten unless the gluten was taken out by processing.
In addition, new research has just come out that says gluten intolerance has nothing to do with gluten its self. The intolerance is a result of not have enough good bacteria in your intestinal tract. In your case, that's probably because you cut out a rich source of good bacteria since you do not eat any dairy. I suggest you stop being a strict vegan and become a lacto-vegan.
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I think that if you CAN do it, and still get a decent complement of vitamins and minerals, then it's not unrealistic. I wonder, though, if you could control your IBS better by adding in dairy or eggs - perhaps you could find a small hobby or family run farm to source them from? I used to have what was diagnosed as IBS (I personally feel it was an undiagnosed soy allergy), and I know I couldn't have eaten properly without having dairy in my diet. It just would've been too limiting for me, and so many high-fibre food killed my digestive tract. Good luck... I empathize with your situation, and hope you can keep to your ideal vegan diet!
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I have Celiac Dieseas, and the food and be VERY expensive.
But, not eveything is.
I'm not sure where you live, but there's a place in Whittier CA.
It's a small store but they have EVERYTHING you can think of.
Gluten Free pretzels, cakes, cake mixes, chocolate chip cookies, english muffins, donuts, chocolate wafers,etc.
They can be pricey but just manage your money well and you won't have a problem.
It's called Herbies(weird name)
Heres the website.
Theres also a place called the gluten free mall:
Alot of their stuff tastes like normal things which makes it better(:
Try looking into the products named Kinikanik, something like that.
They have the good english muffins, hot dog buns, bagels, everything.
Because some of the things are just plain gross and dont taste normal at all.
Hope I helped!
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Rip Esselstyn @ TED, former firefighter and 12yr professional tri-athlete, food that satisfies Texas-beef guys, dropping weight and their cholesterol by 60pts.
Living On Live Foods: how to eat as much as you want and get healthier by Alissa Cohen
Results of Best foods: Amazing 70yr old woman vs typical USDA food results, using her backyard
DEBATE: Cave Man Vs. Vegan: What is the Best Diet
The Paleo diet explained. Read Cordain's paper on grain being a two-edged sword, at least limiting grain to 20% of the diet.
How Monsanto is impacting the world, why it's voted the most evil corporation in the world. How does that effect your health?
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Here are sites I use for food ideas. Just type in an ingredient or dish name, add vegan to the list for health.
Books: Engine 2 Diet, The Natural Way to Heal, Formula for Health (raw), Wheat Belly, Grain Brain
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