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I tend to stick to a pescatarian diet, with no dairy. Its nice to have some savory fish every once in a while, its definitely a healthy treat! I think that if you want to eliminate meat, maybe you should try eliminating red meat and pork first. those two are least healthy for you and the mass farming of pigs and cows is most harmful to the environment. I stick to free range chicken, eggs and fish.
Also, pre made and frozen meals can end up being really bad for you, no matter how healthy they seem. Take some vegan cooking classes and get creative, freeze the leftovers and then you can always be sure what is going into your body!
I was lucky enough to get a colonoscopy and an upper endoscopy when I had those symptoms... turns out a 4 dollar prescription would have fixed the bacterial imbalance cause by international travel... And I wouldn't have a herniated trachea and increased acid reflux.
I am lucky enough to have an organic food coop by my apartment. I know its expensive, but in the end I feel so much healthier for eating food I nuy there that the cost difference is worth it in good health! You may have to get used to cooking, but it can be really fun! I find it therapeutic, like my little days end meditation to cook a meal with tons of fresh veggies that I can eat for days!
does lou malnati's have a gluten free pizza? I never knew!
I would definitely head up to lincoln park for restaurants its a great neighborhood full of fun bars and shops. Take the 151 or 156 CTA buses!
a food diary may help. I like using livestrong.com, they have a myplate feature where you can log in all of your food and your exercise. I have been doing that for over a month now and I have lost 10 pounds, and noticeable thinning. Right now I think I might be plateauing though... I haven't lost any weight for the last week and a half. I work out 6 days a week and eat under 1200 calories a day.
I would really like to know too! I have had similar problems but then I just thought I might have eaten too much, even though I had eaten less than a serving of food... I dont have good insurance right now, so I am self diagnosing at the moment... I hope you feel better soon!
I know when I got tested, I was pretty sure I had Celiac's, but the doctor told me not to cut back until I was sure. But here is the thing, processed grains have only been a part of our diets for the last 10,000 years, a second in evolutionary terms. I do not see the point on continuing to eat something that makes you sick. being gluten free is not that hard!