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#516804 - 03/20/17 11:47 AM Any other vegans out there?
LizDC Offline
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Hey folks--I've been reading the forums for a couple months, since getting the AS diagnosis after years of chronic pain. There's so much great info here, and it's already been a tremendous source of support.

My rheumatologist is pushing to get me on biologics, but I'm resisting and trying the NSD. The diet has been helpful so far, but as you all know it's pretty restrictive, and even more so for vegans. I've been vegan for 20+ years with no intention of giving it up. Are there any others out there who have found some success with vegan NSD and have any tips?

Surely there must be a couple of us.....somewhere? smile

Thanks so much!

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#517168 - 05/27/17 09:21 PM Re: Any other vegans out there? [Re: LizDC]
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Yes! Are you still attempting the NSD? I'm trying but not easy

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#517169 - 05/27/17 10:02 PM Re: Any other vegans out there? [Re: LizDC]
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Liz,

I don't blame you a bit for resisting the biologics. I quit mine after just 3 injections.

The path I've decided to go down is the whole foods plant based diet. It's the Forks Over Knives inspired lifestyle. I also have been watching a lot of Dr John McDougall's webinars lately and bought his book The Starch Solution. It's pretty much completely contrary to the NSD, but it resonates with me.

I say stay vegan, but I'd also be careful to avoid the delicious processed vegan junk food options and stick to the natural basics. I'm thinking for now I'm also steering clear of gluten for a bit.

I don't fault anyone on here for eating anyway they feel will guide them to a pain free existence.

Good luck to both of you.

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