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#772963 Desperate And Feeling Terrible In Japan

Posted by on 12 February 2012 - 02:30 PM

Eric, let first start with that I empathize and understand that this would be overwhelming as you are in a very tough position. Dealing with an illness is tough enough, but to do it whilst under-insured and away from home(in a country that is not your 1st language) really MUST be hard on you. I do hope you are able to see a doctor soon. If not only to test for celiac/gt but to rule out other issues. I can appreciate you living a vegan lifestyle, but if you are indeed celiac you would already have a tough time getting the nutrients you need (your uptake of nutrients is compromised with a damaged small intestine). You may need to reconsider your diet, it can be done vegan(there are some good vegan folks on this forum that may be able to help), however it will be very tough. Morally you may not be able too, but would you consider modifying the diet to include eggs and fish? I know it is not a vegan diet, but it would add needed protien and nutrients. I suffered with brain fog and was deficient in iron, d, b,...etc and noticed improvement as they fell in the normal range as my gut healed (I also take a one a day vitamin with iron). There are many knowledgable and helpful folks on this board, so keep reading and posting. One for the knowledge and two so you do not feel so isolated. I'm not sure how I can help, but if it is moral support I'm there for you. Good luck.
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#749064 New To Gluten Free. Advice And Serviving Thanksgiving

Posted by on 19 November 2011 - 05:42 PM

Duncanne, my family almost gets it, but almost does not keep me on track to getting healthy. Allow yourself to learn to say no thank you without guilt. The other side is you need to let people(family included) think what they may. I'm new to this too and have been freed from the stress and guilt by knowing that I need to do this! This will be my first thanksgiving too (I attend three), and I will bring my own food. The important part is the social aspect of being around family. Good luck!
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