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#1 Old 09-05-2013, 12:29 PM
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Hi there,


New to this board, not so new to vegetarianism. I'm a married 45 year old male with two young kids. I didn't really come into it from the typical compassion perspective. It's actually because I'm a gout patient, and animal protein and high-fat dairy is bad for me. What's interesting is that over time, I've really lost the desire for meats. I used to really love pork BBQ, but now it all grosses me out a bit. I still miss fish a lot.


I eat lots of hummus these days. Trying to quit cheese now, so I'm drifting toward "vegan + eggs." This will be hard, as my wife and kids really enjoy pizza. Always on the lookout for the next great veggie burger, both frozen/prepared and recipes.


Looking forward to some valuable sharing and learning here!



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#2 Old 09-05-2013, 02:26 PM
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Hi chuck. Welcome. I am a new veggie and one of the reasons i started was cos the thought and smell was making me feel really sick and although i have been doing it for a few weeks i have already seen major health benefits
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#4 Old 09-05-2013, 06:45 PM
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Hey, hello! 

When I say "gout patient" I had to reply! I just ordered more Rooibos tea, or red bush teasan, which I drink a lot!

I saw a review that said drinking this helped her gout. I knew it has a lot of antioxidants, free of tannins, no caffiene, so I checked into it.

There's a lot of info if you search

 Here's one site, with links to gout research-


Anyway, Glad to have you here! If you haven't tried red tea, it's very nice both hot and cold. I just let it steep right in the fridge with the bags! 

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Hello Chuck! :hi: Welcome to VB!

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#6 Old 09-06-2013, 08:14 AM
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Hi Chuck and welcome to BeggieBoards.:up:

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#7 Old 11-16-2013, 11:19 PM
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Hey Chuck, hope you're still hanging around here somewhere. It's nice to know of a fellow ovo-veggie! 

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#8 Old 11-20-2013, 01:34 AM
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Hi Chuck Welcome

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