When I mention I’m trying to go Vegan , the looks and comments I get are hilarious .
I’m not doing it because it’s a trend and I’m not turning into ‘one of those people’ either .
My body has been failing me for years .
I’ve been told it’s because I’m veggie and need to eat meat ?
Your body doesn’t need meat at all . We aren’t meat eaters .
Our diet should consist of plant based foods only .
But I’m not that person who will dictate to you what you should eat . At the end of the day , I’m only worried about my body and the toxins I put in to it .
Considering I have so many allergies along with many other things .
I don’t want to be that person who just accepts everything anymore . I want to know the facts .
For example , this is something very small . But I’ve been getting really bad eczema flare ups under my arms . I’ve even got patches under my arms which are dark and look awful . When I looked at what was in my deodorant , which I just picked up off the shelf 2 months ago . I found there is geletine in it …. Geletine !!!! Animal ingredients which shouldn’t be in a bloody roll on ?!
Why would I want to roll dead animals on my pits ? Seriously ? Rotting animal . Makes me feel sick .
Anyways , I’ve stopped using it and I’m now getting better .
Not to mention all the other shocking ingredients . But I think that’s for another time ….
I’ve also changed from cows milk , which has no positive effect on us whats so ever , to almond milk .
I think this may prove otherwise ?
I haven’t touched meat since I was 13 , so going vegan shouldn’t be too hard for me .
I have stopped all medications and taken on natural plant extracts for pain relief , anxiety and depression and my UC .
Well . What a difference !
I have zero side effects .
I am more or less pain free .
Except for the odd ache .
Which , is more than prescribed meds have ever done for me .
If you remember last year , I was on gabapentin ?
I was extremely ill and left to suffer as I couldn’t see a Dr .
I had to pull myself off the meds and I was like a heroine addict .
Sweats , headaches , shakes , the lot !
Not anymore !
I can choose when I need what now .
I’m not reliant on the meds . I can go without them if needed .
My anxiety and depression are low .
Yes I still have my days but it’s not a daily struggle .
I feel more like me now more than ever !
I’m not saying I’m cured . I’m not , yet . I’m still aching and I’m still trying to find the right dosage . I still can’t walk far and still need a walking stick . But I’m a million times better than what I was .
Now the question is , if I can do all of this , with just those little things . What can I do with the big change ? Full on , 100% plant based life ?
It’s going to take some time and some getting used to . It’s not an over night thing .
But I am very curious .
If I’m feeling better with the little things . Will I get cured with the big ?
Another example .
After months of putting turmeric into all of my foods , I was in remission with my UC .
The doctor was very surprised .
He even asked me how . I said , turmeric , his reply ,
‘Well I suppose it is a natural anti inflammatory , I think I’ll research this’ .
I just wish I had figured this out years ago . Maybe I wouldn’t be in the place I am now ? Maybe I would be working as a theatre lighting technican *dream job* .
All I know is , I want to be mindful of what I put into my body . I want to beat all of my illnesses and along the way , I want to try and help others too 🙂
I hope this does help some of my readers and I’d love to hear if any of you have gone vegan and how you feel since you have made the change 💜