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IAMLOVEDBYYOU
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7/8/13 10:24 A

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Not sure, but I have a friend who is allergic to dairy, eggs, wheat, corn, soy, peanuts, legumes, and tree nuts. He was also vegetarian due to religious convictions (and was raised this way).

He lives! I'm not sure if he takes supplements or not, but obviously has to be very intentional about his diet. He basically lives on rice, seeds, beans, fruits, and vegetables. For breakfast everyday, he has rice crackers with sun nut butter and jam. For lunch and dinner, he eats rice with a bean and vegetable stew every single day. He varies the vegetables and the spices to give it more variety. For snacks, he eats raw fruits and vegetables and seeds. He's never experienced anything different, so it's just normal life for him.



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AMARANTHAQ
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7/8/13 9:30 A

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I feel wonderful on my gluten free way of eating.

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NEPTUNE1939
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7/8/13 9:16 A

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GUDDIGO
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7/8/13 8:50 A

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Never got tested...but heard a great things about gluten free foods.



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7/8/13 2:10 A

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Consider having lab tests to determine if you are really gluten intolerant. If you are then they can recommend a dietician and a healthy diet. If you go gluten free before testing it can give you false negative results.
If gluten is okay for you then you can choose which diet is more important to you.



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UMBILICAL
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7/7/13 10:58 P

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I don't eat gluten or any grains for that matter, most of the time. I don't eat any animal products. I do eat loads of fresh vegetables, some fruit, seeds, nuts, sprouts of many kinds, fermented foods, chia seeds, hemp seeds, hemp powder, flax meal, spirulina, olive and coconut oils, ... I only eat a small amount of legumes. I must say my fridge is always stuffed with leafy greens and other fresh produce. SP is great for helping me keep track of macronutrients. I feel energetic and healthy. Supplements - I wish I could get everything from whole foods, but...I take vitamin D every day, a multi (with lots of Bs) and a probiotic every other day. I practice hot yoga 6x a week, sweat buckets, and supplement some minerals/electrolytes. I recently had labs done and all was well.



AMARANTHAQ
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7/7/13 9:06 A

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I also think it would be challenging to do both at the same time, at least to start off with.

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It's hard to do both. Unless you have a really deep moral conviction against using things that animals produce, I would recommend working on the gluten-free aspect for now, since that's vital to your health. Once you've figured out a balanced gluten-free diet and you're feeling well on that, you can try slowly removing dairy and eggs and such.

All vegans, gluten-free or not, need a source of B vitamins, especially B-12. B-12 comes from animal products, and most humans can't live without at least a little. Brewer's yeast is a natural source, but most vegans take a supplement.

It doesn't take a lot of milk, eggs, or other dairy to get those vitamins, so maybe you could find a "cruelty-free" way. An awful lot of people are raising chickens now, so ask around to see if anybody in your neighborhood is selling eggs.



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SNOWSHOEKITTY
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7/6/13 11:59 A

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I'm just curious, are there any people who have gluten intolerance and live a vegan lifestyle? Is it possible? Do you have to take supplements, and if so, which ones? Thanks



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