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#1 Old 03-22-2012, 11:09 AM
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I'm officially confused. I've been a vegan for just over three years and have had no problems during that time. However, due to a combination of medical issues (psoriasis and possible celiac disease) and the treatment (biological injection) I've recently been taking for said issues, my physician has told me to eliminate gluten and strongly reduce my sugar intake. Now I really don't know what sort of foods are 'safe' or 'good' to eat. I'm also not a very good cook and used to have a huge sweet tooth. I would love eating a pastry (like a muffin/oatmeal cookie/banana bread) for lunch, but those no longer seem to be settling well and my physician thinks it is due to the sugar levels in them.

I was just curious if anyone else is a gluten free and low sugar eating vegan? Or have any suggestions for how to cope with this? I'm completely lost. TIA!
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#2 Old 03-22-2012, 11:12 AM
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I'm sure there are other GF vegans out there. Many foods at Trader Joe's that are vegan are also gluten free. The sweet tooth will subside after you get off the sugar...there may be a withdrawal for a few days but it will pass and then you'll be much better. Ask your doctor for thoughts on whether or not fruit is okay...that's a good source of natural sugars.

If you have a Trader Joe's near you, go to their website and download the gluten free list and the vegan list and find the items that cross over. They have a lot of good "prepared" foods and frozen foods that could help you.

Eating a muffin, sweet bread, or a cookie for lunch is not a nourishing meal...real food will sit much better.
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#3 Old 03-22-2012, 12:26 PM
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Gluten can affect psoriasis?? I've been breaking out like nobodies business lately. Maybe I'll try reducing my gluten as well.

Sorry I don't have any advice, but I can sympathize with the psoriasis. Only thing my daddy gave me that I don't like
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Rices, quinoa, corn, millet are some gluten-free grains/seeds.
All nuts, legumes, and seeds are fine.
Eat plenty of leafy green veggies.
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#6 Old 03-23-2012, 06:36 PM
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I'm sure there are other GF vegans out there.
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