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#1 Old 10-03-2015, 11:39 PM
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I have celiac disease and many food allergies such as all legumes, melons, nuts, kale, shellfish, mustard, oats, corn. I am not allergic to any meat!! When I was born, i couldn't keep anything down so the doctors made a very thick pablum which contained wheat, oats, corn, bone meal, yeast and alfalfa. I blame my allergies from being exposed to that as an infant. I'm 67 now, have heart disease and very much want to stick to a vegan diet I started a week ago. However, I don't know where I'm going to get enough protein. I have trouble with dark leafy greens but can eat cooked chard. Is this even going to be possible?
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What kinds of plant foods did you eat as an omnivore?

Some plant proteins I can think of that are not on your allergy list:


gluten free whole grains (or flour)
quinoa
millet
wild or brown rice
sorghum
teff
buckwheat groats or flour

Vegetables/fruits:

What about root vegetables like turnips, rutabaga, carrots, beets, jicama?
Broccoli, asparagus, Brussel sprouts
mushrooms (surprisingly have a lot of protein in them)
celery
onions
apples, oranges, lemons/juice, pears, bananas, berries, pineapple, mango...

What about seeds? Sunflower, pumpkin, chia, hemp, flaxseed? There are also seed butters like sunflower butter that is really delicious! It is similar to peanut butter and many Celiacs and those with allergies to peanuts/legumes use it in place of peanut butter.

There are also rice, hemp, or quinoa based protein powders for vegans. And rice and flaxseed milks on the market as well as hemp milk.

What have you been eating so far in your week as a vegan?

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Honestly, I would not attempt this without getting your medical professionals involved. Can you see a registered dietitian? Your restrictions will make it very difficult to achieve a nutritionally complete vegan diet, particularly being allergic to all legumes and nuts, which will severely limit your protein sources.
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Well if he is not allergic to quinoa, buckwheat, hempseed, seitan, tempeh and soy, chia, flax, spirulina, nutritional yeast etc. he can easily gets his complete proteins, plus proteins in veggies too. Chard is good.

I think it's feasable but make sure to use something like cron-o-meter to make sure what you eat covers your nutrients need.

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Well if he is not allergic to quinoa, buckwheat, hempseed, seitan, tempeh and soy, chia, flax, spirulina, nutritional yeast etc. he can easily gets his complete proteins, plus proteins in veggies too. Chard is good.

I think it's feasable but make sure to use something like cron-o-meter to make sure what you eat covers your nutrients need.
Celiac automatically rules out seitan. Soy is a legume so that's out, and tempeh beign fermented soy probably also, as is spirulina

I also want to say see a dietician, but I don't know how much I'd trust that advice! It would nice to know one that isn't biased--See next from david3--I don't know

There are vegans who follow paleo type diets that do well. Here's a couple sites to check--
http://happyherbivore.com/2010/12/vegan-paleo/
I love the happyherbivore and find her quite knowledgable about diet

http://www.nomeatathlete.com/vegetarian-paleo-diet/

and this guy surprised me as one who advocated fish before-
http://drhyman.com/blog/2014/11/07/pegan-paleo-vegan/

I'd suggest finding a premixed protein supplement that agrees with you, at least until you get your diet on track
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I have celiac disease and many food allergies such as all legumes, melons, nuts, kale, shellfish, mustard, oats, corn. I am not allergic to any meat!! When I was born, i couldn't keep anything down so the doctors made a very thick pablum which contained wheat, oats, corn, bone meal, yeast and alfalfa. I blame my allergies from being exposed to that as an infant. I'm 67 now, have heart disease and very much want to stick to a vegan diet I started a week ago. However, I don't know where I'm going to get enough protein. I have trouble with dark leafy greens but can eat cooked chard. Is this even going to be possible?

I recommend that you make an appointment with a Registered Dietitian. A Registered Dietitian is a professional with a university degree in human nutrition. They can help you to plan a vegan diet that excludes your problem foods.

In the United States, you can find a local Registered Dietitian through this website: http://www.eatright.org . Just click on the "Find an Expert" button, located in the upper-right-hand portion of the webpage.

In the U.K., you can find a local Registered Dietitian on the Freelance Dietitians website: http://www.freelancedietitians.org/

In New Zealand, you can find a local Registered Dietitian through the Dietitians New Zealand website: http://dietitians.org.nz/find-a-dietitian/

In Canada, you can find a local Registered Dietitian at the Dietitians of Canada website: http://www.dietitians.ca/Find-a-Dietitian.aspx .
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I have colitis, a sister disease to celiac and I'm 52, I was just diagnosed in august. I follow a meat free, dairy free, gluten free, onion and garlic free diet for my health. I try to stick to the FODMAP diet my gastro doctor recommended, it helps you find out what foods too avoid. There is a wonderful group for gluten free vegans on facebook and some great recipes on pinterest. It is possible to life a gluten free vegan life but it is challenging especially out in the world. Some days I think that it would be easier to just stay home, safer anyway. It can be a dangerous world for us. I don't know what is harder being vegan or being gluten free. But I guess you already know that. Please try the facebook group they have really helped me.
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