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Vegan Catlady;52615 wrote: First, I believe animal products are bad news. The excess protein works your kidneys.
the excess fat works your liver. It carries toxins. Antibiotics in amounts you will never know about.
Dairy is bad news. I love hearing “but my milk is hormone free!” HERES WHAT: no its not.
Mama cows that just gave up their newborn so that WE can have cheese and milk STILL have loads of natural hormone in their milk that would not pose a problem to a baby COW, but definitely pose a problem to US.
Antibiotics are added to FEED. But they will tell you we dont not shoot up our cows/pigs/ect with antibiotics.
This is true. The so called ‘hormone free’ milk is usually even worse than the normal milk, since antibiotics is being used as a hormone replacement.
Dairy has been praised by our governments because of milk industry lobbyists. It is unnatural to drink someone else’s mother milk. The majority of the population is allergic to animal milk. Vegetable milks are much better.
The reason why we started drinking milk is because it can be very beneficial in case of famine.
Vegan Catlady;52615 wrote: After doing alot of detective work, it occurred to me that last year’s blood test showed that my hemoglobin was within range but the lowest on the scale.Literally.
My iron was fine BUT my iron STORES were non existent!
My vitamin D level was very low.
I find this hilarious, that I live in the “sunshine state” and my vitamin D is low…but im vegan and my B-12 is nice and high with no supplementation.
So I began researching links to iron-deficiency anemia, vitamin D deficiency, and candida.
There are doctors who believe that if you don’t eat meat, you basically die. Obviously this is completely retarded. You can be perfectly healthy on a vegan diet.
Vitamin D deficiency is quite normal when you have candida. Most people here will have serious vitamin D deficiencies. I also have a small insufficiency (19.6 ng/ml). Luckily vitamin D3 supplements are very cheap and it is very hard to overdose with it.
Doctors say that your vitamin D is only related to your sun exposure, but that’s total rubbish. If your liver is broken, you won’t absorb much vitamin D.
Although I live in a country with a rainy climate, I have a very pale skin so I should have lots of vitamin D.
My hemoglobin levels are normal (15.2 g/dl), but my leukocytes are low (3080/µl), my lymphocytes are high (41.6/µl) and my ferritin is low (33 µg/l) (probably the iron stores you were talking about). Low ferritin apparently can really deprive your immune system, since it is essential for a descent thyroid function.
All these deficiencies should be resolved once the candida problem is fixed, unless you have another underlying disease. I’m going to my specialist within about a month. I’m going to ask specifically if my ferrotin levels have changed. (I’ll be on the diet a good 7 months by then.)
Vegan Catlady;52615 wrote: Decided to experiment with coconut oil. Im not allergic, so why not? I love me coconut!
I put maybe 1/8 tsp on some veggies and HOLY MOLY- my heart starts racing, sore throat, sore sinuses, chest hurts,
Im freaking out. Lasts about 2-3 hours.
Another confirmation that something is not right with me still.
This is actually good news. Coconut oil is one of the strongest and best antifungals and it’s a type of antifungal your candida will not likely be able to get resistant against. I guess this can be your ‘big gun’ for fighting the candida.
Vegan Catlady;52615 wrote: I have decided that I personally resonate with Dr Morse’s idea of what candida is all about.
He seems to think that building the adrenals and cleaning out the lymph (or moving it) will be the cure everytime.
Dont know how accurate that is because everything sounds good until experience tells you otherwise,
but im leaning towards that perspective until I can rule it out.
I’ll look into this once I have more time.