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Hi All,<br><br>
I'm thinking about going vegetarian. I currently eat meat, but I'm not particularly attached to it, as it makes up a small portion of my diet as it is. I'm interested in moving more towards an off-grid set-up, and animals are a huge hassle, not to mention extraordinarily expensive in terms of water and feed. I know that vegetarianism can be entirely nutritionally complete, but I was hoping for some advice.<br><br>
If any of you know, I'd like to know what sorts of foods, specifically, I would have to eat to avoid problems, vitamin B12 and fatty acids (and iron given non-heme status, to a lesser extent). I'm comfortable cultivating any sort of plant, fungus, or bacteria, and I have quite a bit of experience with all of these, although never with the intent of a complete nutritional profile. The big problem here is that it has to be something I can grow on my own, which sort of rules out some of the factory-produced supplements that I know some people use.<br><br>
I enjoy pretty much all fruits, vegetables, and mushrooms right now. When replying, I'd appreciate if you could indicate how long you've been vegetarian/vegan and what sort of technical/scientific expertise you have, if you're comfortable posting that. Sorry if I don't really know much about vegetarianism, it's because I don't really know much about vegetarianism. Thanks in advance!
 

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I've been vegan for about 18 months and have done a lot of personal research. Going vegan is relatively easy to do. I take a Deva multivitamin, calcium and Omega-3 DHA/EPA tablet to supplement my diet. I also take Brendan Brazier's Vega protein supplement, after a workout, which BTW, tastes great.<br><br>
I would strongly recommend viewing the documentary, "Fork Over Knives." It's an excellent introduction on the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. It's available on Netflix for DVD rental or streaming. You can also download it off iTunes.<br><br>
Good luck to you.<br><br><a href="http://www.devanutrition.com/vegan_dha_epa.html" target="_blank">http://www.devanutrition.com/vegan_dha_epa.html</a><br><a href="http://www.devanutrition.com/calciumplus.html" target="_blank">http://www.devanutrition.com/calciumplus.html</a><br><a href="http://www.devanutrition.com/multivitamin.html" target="_blank">http://www.devanutrition.com/multivitamin.html</a><br><a href="http://vegasport.com/" target="_blank">http://vegasport.com/</a><br><a href="http://www.forksoverknives.com/" target="_blank">http://www.forksoverknives.com/</a>
 

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I just eat a balanced diet and am fine. I eat fruits, veggies, grains, beans, tofu, and occasionally cheese and eggs etc... and do well. If you eat a balanced diet with few processed foods, you should do well. You don't have to obsess about each individual nutrient either. I just had blood work and everything was perfect. And, oddly enough, I have been anemic to some extent much of my life (I have Lupus.) Since going veg, I have had completely normal iron levels for the first time ever. Also, when I ate meat, my b12 and D levels were low. I am not supplementing now and they are totally normal. I have never been healthier.
 

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The big problem here is that it has to be something I can grow on my own, which sort of rules out some of the factory-produced supplements that I know some people use.</div>
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Why?<br>
Did you make all the parts for your computer too?
 

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It sounds like you're just interested in being veg for practical reasons. Do you have other reasons for going veg? I mean, the first thought is if it isn't related to health or ethics, why you don't think of hunting? I'm curious because I would think you have researched vegetarianism better before planning the move. Actually, it sounds more like you're thinking of eliminating eggs and dairy, as you say animals are a hassle and expense.<br>
Will you get deliveries? Do you plan on canning? What sort of refridgeration? How will you cook? Will you stockpile dried beans and TVP?<br>
Do your research on B12, and I suggest you lean towards the safe side and supplement. Some people argue they'll get it from the unwashed produce in their garden, but if you do, you may get other bacteria that's not so friendly. And you might not get b12 at al, which won't show up years from now, and might be too late.<br><a href="http://veganhealth.org/" target="_blank">http://veganhealth.org/</a>
 
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