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Shocking News About Veganism

 

Fred and Wilma Flintstone, my favorite Paleo couple.

Could the so-called healthiest diet in the world actually make you SICK and FAT?!

I happen to love the whole moral argument and I mean LOVE!  YUP you heard me right.  I loved my whole grains, my Ezekiel bread and my brown rice pasta. Uh Huh. Who wants to eat animals? Pffff.

However, I’ve recently proven to myself  (remember I am a human science project) that veganism is not best for me…at all!

But never mind me, I have heard that certain celebs i.e. Ginnifer Goodwin and Megan Fox , recently defected and (presumably) went back to some meat eatin’.

Now really which Ginnifer looks better? Top is when she was vegan, bottom was when she started eating meat again……….just kidding!! But it very well could be ;) .

So I’ve been asking around, to some of my fellow Health Coaches to see what they think. The word around town is PALEO baby, thats right . Some meat, eggs, fish, vegetables, good fats and fruit.The finest quality you can find, organic and fresh.

Most people do great for a while on a vegan diet. 6 months to a year and then it all starts breaking down. Mineral deficiency, low energy, inflammation and what happened to me…dum dum dum…hypothyroidism.

In my quest to heal my body of this hypo-craziness I have uncovered my truth. Soy, grains, beans and legumes as well as polyunsaturated oils do not support good health.

I know its not politically correct, and its not the popular way right now, but as people’s thyroids and bones crash down around them, they will have no choice but to change their tune.

Take a look at Dr. Terry Wahls who healed herself of debilitating Muscular Sclerosis by eating a hunter-gatherer diet. It’s truly amazing.

I was a vegan for 10 years before I completely fell apart. A macrobiotic consultant forced me back on animal protein, I was so weak and mineral deficient.

Years later I found out about phytic acid and soaking grains and beans. I figured I never did that correctly back in the day, and I could be vegan once again (see my post “soak soak soak your grains”) Wrong! As long as I was eating grains and beans, my weight and cholesterol levels could not be contained.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I am grain-free and eating a hunter-gatherer diet.

For the first time in my life, my weight dropped and stayed down! Does. Not. Budge. Yay!

My blood-work looks awesome, my thyroid is actually healing, joints in my thumbs were inflamed and now look and feel so much better.

Stay tuned, I will give you the whole low down.  In the coming weeks we will explore all the problems with soy,  grains and other “vegan” foods and see what our healthiest options are.

Big Fat Lie #1 is next.………

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12 Comments

  1. Michelle
    September 13, 2012 at 12:19 am ·

    I would be lost if not for the paleo diet. It is definitely a challenge at first, but you start off slow and eventually it becomes a way of life. You feel better, healthier, energized, and satisfied! This diet cleared my skin, shed the weight, and cured some heath issues and its only the beginning. Ive only been on this diet for two months and already it has been life altering! The best part is that I don’t miss any of the grains or sugars.

    • Joy Harari
      September 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm ·

      I am so happy to hear that? You rock Michelle!!

  2. Sheila
    September 12, 2012 at 11:37 pm ·

    That’s a great read Joy!!! Appreciate the truthfulness!

    Sheilamiz

    • Joy Harari
      September 13, 2012 at 12:11 am ·

      Thanks Sheila, Love You!

    • October 31, 2012 at 1:50 am ·

      I became aware of the blog via the VOR brcdaoast. It’s great to see that people of like mind are taking the time to raise awareness about our role and place within the natural world. This is a much needed perspective.

  3. Helaine
    September 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm ·

    Dr. Terry Wahls
    WOW, WOW, WOW – unbelievable
    thanks..

  4. Helaine
    September 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm ·

    LOVE ALL THE INFO… NOW TO INITIATE USING IT IN MY EVERYDAY LIFE !!
    THE THING I MISS MOST WOULD BE CHOCOLATE AND SOME KIND OF BREAD TO MAKE A SANDWHICH FOR LUNCH AT WORK.
    KEEP UP ALL THE GOOD GOOD WORK !
    LUV U

    • Joy Harari
      September 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm ·

      Take a look at my collard green wrap, its a great option even with fish or hamburger. Also I have seen portabella mushrooms used as a bun. One square of a good quality 75% or higher chocolate is ok occasionally.:)
      Amounts count!

  5. September 12, 2012 at 9:49 am ·

    Terrific post Joy. I’m there with you on so much of what you’ve experienced. Though I get the paleo / GAPS philosophies, and feel aligned with them – I have such a hard time imagining being completely grain free. Really? Even my fermented seed grains must go? I don’t know if I could handle that! How do you do it? What foods give you that yummy gluten-y feeling? I know you’ve made breads with almond flour.. is that the trick?

    • Joy Harari
      September 12, 2012 at 10:08 am ·

      I think the reason I am able to give all the other stuff up is because I FEEL so great not having them. MY body is so happy! I think I look younger, no joke!
      I just put a beautiful apple-zuccini muffin recipe on my website that really is satisfying, and a yummy sweet potato hits the spot always, put organic cultured butter on top, it’s heaven!
      My best suggestion is JUST TRY IT! After 3 weeks see how you feel! love you!!
      I will also post an awesome Paleo granola…..soon

  6. Leah Harari
    September 12, 2012 at 1:29 am ·

    Congrats! You are doing what you enjoy to do and what comes naturally!

    • Joy Harari
      September 12, 2012 at 10:01 am ·

      Thanks Leah!