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1/30/16 10:20 A

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Vega is great stuff! I am a big fan of Brendan Brazier. I have gotten deals on the protein powder on Amazon and vitacost. I don't use it anymore because I don't feel like it did anything for me but for awhile I did think I might need more protein. Anyhow- that is high quality. No isolates.


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1/30/16 9:54 A

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I forgot to mention that there are very good vegan protein powders. Vega Protein and Greens I use myself, mixed with avocado and coconut milk or oil. Not cheap, but ordering it is better than retail.

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1/30/16 8:32 A

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Linda makes great points! If it is for ethical reasons you should go to a nutritionist to try to figure this out.

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1/29/16 5:40 P

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I have heard your complaint many times. You obviously are exceeding your carb tolerance. Unfortunately, you can't believe everything you read. Most doctors are not recommending vegan diets for diabetes so I surprised that yours is. Diabetes is driven by carbs. Protein can be converted to carbs but in general the problem is too many carbs. Nuts and edamame both contain carbs, some forms of edamame and some kinds of nuts more than others. How many carbs are you eating a day?

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Do you have ethical reasons for being vegan, or are you just doing it for health? What you're eating doesn't sound healthy to me and not nearly as varied as it should be. Have you read any of the books or articles on low carb high fat? I live pretty much that way and after being called prediabetic due to a glucose tolerance test, my A1c was 5.1. Fat is good for your hormones, and most of the research I see these days indicates we need more of it. And you need to track how much protein you're getting. I'm in the middle of Mark Hyman's Fat Summit right now and am watching interesting videos on the subject. Personally, I need some animal products to feel satisfied and keep my energy up. What you're doing doesn't seem to be working for you. I'd consider other options.

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My a1c increased from 5.80 to 6.20 after 3 weeks of vegan +low carb. I don't understand! After reading many books, I was convinced that animal products work against diabetes, but WHY is my vegan diet (and low carb, I was living on kale salad, nuts, green juice) didn't work on me? I was careful about protein intake and tried taken it from nuts & edamame.

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