Lets start with examples from the beginning, as a meat-eater:
In the mornings I couldn't handle really citrus fruits or juice, because it would upset my stomach. That and the meat revulsion, and sausage. Just having sausage in there and trying to swallow it.. well, it wouldn't go down. It was like the grease was so thick I just couldn't swallow it. Etc.
Then I became a vegetarian, and soon a vegan. It didn't take me long to realize that as a vegan, I have a tough time digesting any animal products. I know that sentence is contradicting, so let me explain. For example> My hubby and I used to get fries from the most popular french fry truck in town and slightly beyond.. but everytime I ate them I felt so sick - awful stomach ache, drowsy, greasy, and like I'm going to be sick for the next day. We soon found out that they cook their fries in beef fat. So anything that we thought was vegan, I would know if it was otherwise because it always made me sick.
Time goes on, and I start to lose my digestive strength for other things (I know, it seems like I mostly eat junk - but these are once in a while occurances). So I was sitting down and feeling munchie. I grabbed a bag of chips and a coke, and munched away. Until it sent me running to be sick in the bathroom. I wasn't able to handle much after that, so I ate half a grapefruit, a baked potato with sourkrout, garlic cilantro pesto, daiya, onion and earth balance. And everything was fine. A snack later was veg and eggplant olive hummus. All the next day I was fine, and then hubby decided to be sweet and take over making dinner. He made a stir-fry over rice noodles. But he used a lot of sesame and peanut oil in the cooking process, plus some sweet and sour sauce and soy sauce. The oil was too much for me.
Coffee - I enjoy it on occasion (once every two months or so). But it leaves me feeling so dirty, like it is seeping from my pores. I always feel like having a shower and brushing my teeth a few times after a coffee, and still I feel dirty on the inside. So I was talking to my Mom about this on the phone the other day, and she said "It's funny that you have such a weak stomach, nobody else [in the family] does." I hadn't really thought about it that way, but yes I do have problems digesting fats. It caused me to be in emerge with gall bladder attacks during my second pregnancy and unable to hold even water down for a few days.
I'm not up for a completely raw diet, although it often seems like that is what my body wants. It's getting increasingly difficult to make dinner for four when we all have different preferences, mine being the more fresh foods the better. I could live off wraps, soup, vegetable filled sandwiches, salad, veggie burgers, baked potatoes and fresh fruit. But my family isn't satisfied with eating fresh foods everyday as the main options. They like their pasta, rice, grilled daiya cheese and tofurky slice sandwiches, deep fried potatoes (bleh), chips, etc. They eat the wraps and stuff too, they just don't like them as often as I would.
Either way, it seems like my digestive system is getting more and more difficult to accomodate. Any thoughts?
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