Hi there, I am writing my first forum introduction so please forgive me if it's silly. I'll try to make a very long story short. I became vegan, mostly raw vegan because of my complete love for animals. It started with a litany of autoimmune diseases, very serious- lupus, vasculitis, etc. I found the MS diet helped as soon as I stopped gluten.. I then found veganism about 6 months later. By that time I was in remission (steroids & chemo drugs did not work for me). However, since I can't have soy, gluten, alfalfa, I'm limited for protein. My blood test showed a very poor albumin, globulin and immunity protein status so I started to become vegetarian (eggs, no dairy) which worked out pretty good, then a few months ago I started fish oil which also had great results. I started reading blogs and paleo sites that seemed very convincing that I might not be well on a vegan diet. So I finally did it and (please don't be too harsh with me
) I ate 3 slices of Wellshire turkey bacon the other night. I am self loathing myself and paying for it. Yes, I woke up with a flare, a vasculitis flare which could be very serious. I can't believe it, just 1 slip in 3 years and my body is screaming. At least i can say i now know the truth that I can never have a meat product for my own life as well as others.
So if I still have your attention.... I need help and encouragement on getting a lot of protein and lifting weights to get my body strong.
Thanks for reading, Beth