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Originally posted by Tripple_Helix
It started as a medical reason, although I have never been a real big meat eater. I cut out all dairy, eggs, fish, poultry & meat. It has now turned into a moral issue for me.
A little while back, my hair started to fall out. I thought it was just an after effect of the anesthesia, or so people told me. Now I'm not so sure. If I can give you an indication of how much hair is falling out- If I roll it into a tight ball, it's a little bit smaller than a tennis ball... slightly larger than a golf ball. Now, it doesn't stop in the shower. All day long if I put my hands through my hair, about 10 strands come out each time.
It has also taken over 3 weeks for my nails to grow 2mm and some are splitting apart horizontally, yet, they are very hard and strong.
I will never go back to eating meat. But dairy and eggs? I don't know... I know the dairy industry is just as bad as the meat industry and I don't want to support it. And from everything I've heard and read about dairy, animal protein and cancer, I'm not too sure I want to go down that path.
I really do eat a balanced vegan diet. Lots of fruits, veggies at night, whole grains like rice and quinoa. Olive oil, coconut oil. I get protein from beans like soy, chickpeas etc.
Maybe I'm doing something wrong.
I also do occasionally take a B12 supplement, which comes from plant extracts.
I can't even imagine eating a little chicken egg... but I crave it. After 3 months though?! Should cravings not be gone by now?
So, I'm in a catch 22 here. There are people just waiting for me to fail at this and I would hate to prove them right. I want to eat in an ethical and kind way. But I also don't want to feel like I have failed, and make myself even more sick at the same time.
I have major stomach issues as well, so I am also gluten free since a week ago... Talk about cutting out major food groups.
Anyone with advice?
My nails used to grow at such a rapid rate that I could not have my nails done because they just grew too fast. Those nails normally last a woman about 2-3 weeks, mine lasted a week. So I'd say they grew about a cm per week and a half.
edit on 14-6-2012 by Tripple_Helix because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by biggmoneyme
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by biggmoneyme
i mean a dead animal lying in front of you. bit a big chunk out of it without breaking your teeth. if you can do this then i'll agree that man was intended by nature to eat meat
and if you really think you can do that then, uh lol idk i'd bet a grand you couldn't
For a grand? I'm in! It is easier to eat a dead animal than a live one. A dead animal has already started to soften and rot, and the meat is a lot more tender. That is why they age steaks. I guarantee I won't break a tooth taking a nice big bite out of a Lamb Chop or Deer Leg, or Chicken Breast.
For a grand? No problem, I've eaten worse stuff than a dead animal. Penetrating the hide and ripping through the fascia and connective tissues is the hard part, but it isn't going to break my teeth. It will either rip or it won't rip, but it won't break any teeth.
film yourself doing it lol. shoot a deer go up to it and take a bite out. I will send you a grand. swear to god i will. you can even use your hands bc nature provided those, but no knives and you have to enjoy it. because if its so natural why wouldnt you?
Originally posted by AnimalsAreNotOurs
reply to post by Tripple_Helix
Hi Tripple Helix,
I just created an account because I really wanted to reply to your post.
I was brought up vegetarian and have been vegan for about 12 years and love it! It is commonly accepted now that a purely plant-based diet provides everything we need with the exception of Vitamin B12. In other words, people who say "where do you get you protein/iron from?" have done zero research into what plants actually contain. There is alot of programming that has been passed down through the generations and (surprisingly) never questioned!
If you have just recently gone vegan, then I'd be surprised if low B12 was an issue - it takes about 7 years to deplete the bodies supply of B12. The best thing to do would be to go to the doctor and get a blood test to find out if you are deficient in anything - then you can look at your diet and adjust it if needed.
With the whole craving eggs and dairy thing, that can go on for a while. Most people say that the hardest thing about going vegan is giving up cheese (I found that too). This is because cow's milk contains Casomorphine which is a natural part of the milk but highly addictive. Milk naturally contains this so that the baby calves keep coming back to their Mum for more milk when they crave it. Obviously we are not baby calves - but we are the only species on the planet that consumes and is addicted to the milk of another species.
Anyway, here's a great article i read the other day about a Vegan Endurance Athlete (there are lots of them around):
All the best with your journey