So for the last seven months I’ve been a vegan, I’m very proud that I managed it, a decision I made on the spur of the moment. I don’t want to eat animal products anymore, I enjoy being a vegan. Initially I made the decision to go the whole hog (excuse the pun) as I didn’t want to be pumped full of antibiotics that I didn’t need. I wanted them to work if ever I needed them and know they are in abundance in the meat and dairy food industry.
But I have to tell you I have never been as sick or prone to illness as I have these last seven months. I have always been healthy, I’m good cook and understand nutrition and what I need to keep my body functioning but for some reason I just keep getting sick. Now I’m beginning to question if I am constantly poorly because of the change in my diet? Does the vegan diet suit everyone?
I hadn’t eaten meat or drunk milk in years, so I only really gave up fish, eggs, dairy such as cheese and butter. I cook from scratch and get a plethora of plants, pulses, nuts, seeds and tofu etc. I make green smoothies, add plant protein and sprinkle nutritional on my food. My diet is diverse, okay I have the odd chip and eat more bread but not to excess and I take organic supplements and more recently a tonic.
What’s going on, I feel so poorly I couldn’t even look at WP this weekend, I missed it but didn’t have the energy! So I’ve had tooth issues, gum boils, colds, coughs and constant tiredness. I have put on weight and my cholesterol has gone back up since I became vegan resulting on me having to go back on statins, go figure! Cholesterol is hereditary in the family, but prior to my becoming a vegan it was right down!
I’m going to the doctor’s to get my bloods tested but I also need the help of the blogging community to explore this, give me some ideas in the comments please, before I boil an egg!