Live a healthier lifestyle with science-based information and how-to advice delivered straight to your inbox. Please verify that you are human by clicking the “I am not a robot checkbox”. You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. I was not going to be around for another year. My wife and kids would very likely not have a husband or father within the year. My cholesterol and triglycerides were off the charts. Aside from a heavy load of prescribed medications, I was also self-medicating and struggling with addictions of all kinds. My weight became so out of control that the doctor could no longer weigh me in his office.
Anecdotally I was advised by a well respected herbalist to eat red meat again many years ago after 15 years of not having it. Another thing to keep in mind about FODMAPs and any other diet restriction theory is that you need to test it out on yourself to find out what your specific sensitivities are. I never attributed it to my diet, as I never noticed in increase in EDS related issues before, I’ve just been assuming it’s because I haven’t been to the gym. It’s possible to eat healthily and unhealthily as vegan, vegetarian or omni so it’s important to take responsibility and research no matter what your diet is. It’s a massive consideration for me, morally I disagree with eating meat, but I also object to ruining my life over it. Go vegan for your health. I don’t know how old you are but for me I guess being of a certain age other factors come into play for me with hormonal shifts being post menopausal. I did see an improvement.
It only takes a minute to sign up. My ex wife read some things online a while back which suggested that she could possibly mitigate some of her symptoms from her Ehlers Danlos Syndrome a connective tissue disorder by going vegetarian, and possibly even more by going full vegan. Is this really possible? Why might this be? As some added background: people with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome have defective connective tissue, which is stretchier than it should be, and doesn’t snap back as well as it should. It’s frequently compared to the difference between taffy and rubber bands. They’re frequently much more flexible than average, but are also much more prone to orthopedic injuries. She found that around seven years ago. Prior to her diagnosis, she had a fairly regular cycle of getting sick about once a month with flu like symptoms without anyone around her catching it.