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7/28/15 8:46 A

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One of my problems is that I live in a food desert. I have to drive fairly far and through a busy city center to get to a supermarket. It's almost impossible to shop during the weekends because the main roads are blocked with tourists, construction, parades, conventions, horse-drawn carriages, etc. There is a very tiny Farmer's Market in my neighborhood--two tables and a food truck. They offered two vegetables this week--okra and cucumbers.

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7/18/15 1:19 A

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@AMDIM,
If you have acute pain, the spa, sauna and massages can help by relaxing muscles that have gone into spasm, increasing the pain.
The exercise link I sent will help over time by strengthening supporting muscles and by helping to keep joints free, this will take some time tho.
for pain see ur medico or pharmacist about pain relief so you can better manage ur day-day life.
Cheers and good luck
(ps, I have had similar problems to you for quite a few years now)



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7/17/15 9:07 P

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@AMDIM,
Apparently sugar can invoke an inflammatory response in the body, as can many kitchen oils due to their omega 6 content, so I would urge caution with how much you consume of these if you have sore joints. On the other hand oily fish and supplements like krill and glucosamine may help.
I previously found that spa bath and sauna sessions help and I know people that swear by getting the occasional massage.



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AMDIM2009's Photo AMDIM2009 Posts: 108
7/17/15 8:16 A

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Thanks so much for this, RKOTTEK! I appreciate it!

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RKOTTEK's Photo RKOTTEK Posts: 21,858
7/16/15 10:04 P

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@AMDIM

Here is a link for exercises that will help with ur back and legs

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7/16/15 1:44 P

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I'm probably going to be one of the few that is more flexible. I wasn't looking so much to become a fully fledged vegetarian as I just want to get back to a more plant based diet, with lean proteins. I am keeping fish and chicken in my diet for now, and will likely incorporate turkey and pork in at some point. I've been eating just completely terrible processed crap for years and physically, it's taking its toll. I'm only 31, and I have PTT in both feet, my knees are killing me, and I am starting to notice my back is going out.

I think my biggest challenge is getting the notion out of my head that the preparation for the smoothies and the salads I make is somehow worse then sitting in a drive-thru. Another thing is getting over the texture of vegetable smoothies.

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7/16/15 5:45 A

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food preparation, soaking nuts...can be time consuming.

"The greatest thrill in life is doing what people say you cannot do."


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7/5/15 11:44 A

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Main difficulty is w/ eating out--most non-Asian vegetarian menu choices consist of pasta, to which I am VERY allergic. So, I have kept fish/seafood on the menu for both out and at home. Our favorite restaurant cuisine is Indian--easy to find no-wheat-no-meat food there as long as I avoid the breads and keep an eye out for bell peppers (allergic to those, too).
Ovolacto is very easy for me; my body really enjoys both dairy and eggs--3 different kinds of yogurt in my fridge as we speak; which kind I choose depends on how much carb and protein I want when I am going to eat it. Lactose is broken down slowly by the body, making it an excellent choice for diabetics like myself.
Time for that carton of yogurt now--everybody have a good day.

Peace out,
Mary S.


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INARI_FOX's Photo INARI_FOX Posts: 723
7/4/15 10:51 P

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I have a similar philosophy to yours, Miss Viv. I try to sense what my body needs/craves at the moment.


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7/4/15 10:17 P

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It's probably useful to have ur body as an indicator of what you might need in the way of food.

I notice if I ever dine out I feel like having something that I dont usually have at home like a steak, duck or roast pork with crackling.



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7/4/15 12:45 A

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I am not vegetarian although I lean toward more vegetables than meats .
I could be called a Flexitarian, but I prefer to call myself an intuitive eater. My body seems to tell me what I need.. If I feel that I should be having fish or seafood..that is what I eat. I rarely eat red meat, but there are times when a steak or chop feels right - then that is what I have.
I rarely have dairy, but if ice cream seems to fill the bill... or yogurt...or cheese then I incorporte it in my diet. emoticon emoticon emoticon



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RKOTTEK's Photo RKOTTEK Posts: 21,858
7/3/15 10:24 P

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Being mainly a Pescatarian,

It is relatively easy having, eggs, dairy and fish in conjunction with fruit and veges.

Also less time-consuming, as I dont have to go hunting additional forms of protein.



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7/3/15 9:01 A

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What is difficult for you about being a vegetarian? And what comes easily?
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