Created Jul 27 2011 - 6:40pm
Submitted by TheBajan
on July 27, 2011 - 6:40pm
For the past 13 months I've been on a high raw food diet. In early February I went completely vegan. My goal is to maintain a high raw vegan diet (about 85% raw). I went to my doctor for my annual checkup and absolutley aced the exam! NOTE*** BIG SMILE HERE. All of my blood work was better than it has been in 20 years!.... except for my B12. It was scary low (116). I have lost 72 pounds and my doctor said that I'm 40% healthier than most women my age. My blood sugar is well within normal limits, my BMI was cut in half, my ANA was just one point above normal as compared to last years results of being 400. My triglicerites were great, bad colestoral was down and good was up... all in all I was extremely pleased. My blood calcium and protien level were great and my blood pressure was even better than normal. The best surprise was that my kidneys (I've had problems with for years) were functioning not just well but great!
With results like these I am more firmly convinced that I'm on the right track with my dietary life. My one concern is the B12. Any ideas of good vegan sources in food? I am not good at taking suppliments and being honest with myself I know it's not the way I want to get my nutrients so please don't respond with a commerical pitch for the world's greatest B12 pill. I started this diet to avoid a future of having to take pills and I am convinced that there is a natural way to get all our bodies need.
Any thoughts? Thanks much...