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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have a lot of questions
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Please go ahead
Doctor :  
I am here to answer you
User :   Well I have been putting myself on a strict vegan diet
User :   raw
Doctor :  
ok
User :   And in between doing a lot of detox and cleansing -
User :   I want to cry sometimes because I have so much muscle pain
User :   I always feel like I'm losing my voice
User :   I'm constantly cold even after exercise
Doctor :   ok

User :   I feel run down and tired
User :   Sometimes I can't speak and start to have trouble hearing
Doctor :  
ok
User :   The quadracepts in my legs are so sore sometimes I can not even stretch
User :   I feel depressed because I can't have what everyone else has
User :   and also sad because of the bad weather all the time
User :   I wish I were happy again but I'm always in pain and going through stages of fasting
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   where do I begin with all this
User :   I think I have a viral infection
Doctor :  
Let me ask you few questions .
User :   ok
Doctor :  
What is your age, occupation, Gender?
User :   33 teacher female
Doctor :  
What are the climate problems do you have?
Doctor :  
conditions*
User :   It's terribly cold and my extremities no matter how fat or thin I am are always cold
User :   I don't know how others stay warm
Doctor :  
What is your height and weight with waist circumference?
User :   I'm 5'8 150 with a 28 inch waist
Doctor :  
What was your first problem and when did it start?
User :   Well, 10 years ago I became a vegetarian because I was severely overweight 215
Doctor :  
Ok that is fine
Doctor :  
What was your first problem and when did it start?
User :   It was the best thing for my life-
Doctor :  
Yes absolutely correct
Doctor :  
I have to greatly applaud you for your commitment and patience
User :   When I lost about half of the weight I desired to go further but realized it was more than the right foods
Doctor :  
and finally you could acheive that
User :   yes
User :   I realized becoming a vegan would put me where I'd really like to be weight wise and started to go to the health store more often to find answers
Doctor :  
Are you married or in relationship?
User :   But then because I lived in so many (stressful is a kind word) situations that I realized I was having a hard time being at peace-so it was more of a behavioral problem
User :   no
User :   i love my good friends, but they do not live near me
User :   I look for healthy relationships
Doctor :   Do you mean for the last 10 yrs you were not happy and you were not in any relationship?
User :   When people around me are angry or hostile it is hard for me to relax--right now I live in a peaceful place, but I'm still getting cold and lethargic
Doctor :  
Do you have mood disturbances ?
User :   No, I was in a relationship that seemed good, but ultimately I need a more spiritual relationship
Doctor :  
I am getting deeper with my questions as it can help me understand your problem better. Were you able to control your anger? Do you show it on your students?
User :   I get cranky if I'm cold, tired, can't hear, and am fasting -sure
Doctor :  
Were you able to control your anger? Do you show it on your students?
User :   no, but sometimes it's difficult when they do not listen
Doctor :  
Whom do you teach?
User :   i like to say things once
User :   high school 9-12
Doctor :  
Do you feel guilty staying alone?
User :   No, but there are a lot of times where I wish I could share belongings instead of buying for one
Doctor :  
What do you do on weekends and holidays?
Doctor :   Do you reach and spk to your family and relations quite often?
User :   Mostly read or get a treat like a day at the spa
Doctor :  
Do you reach and spk to your family and relations quite often?
User :   yes
User :   but they do not understand veganism
Doctor :   Ok do they criticize what you do?
Doctor :  
How many days a month you go church and pray?
User :   yes, because they wan't to do things their way--that's fine by me but I wish they would appreciate what I do
User :   about 7-9
Doctor :  
Ok good.
Doctor :  
Do you meditate daily at your home?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
or some breathing exercise
User :   yes yoga
Doctor :  
What time do you spend?
User :   without the mantras
Doctor :  
Perfect
Doctor :  
Do these criticism interfere during your spiritual journey?
User :   10 before bed, 40 for exercise, and 10 in the morning
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Do you have friends who follow the same?
User :   yes
User :   they believe like I do
Doctor :  
Good, how do you gel with them?
User :   very well
User :   what should I do about my ear nose and throat?
User :   It's still 45 degrees here
Doctor :  
But see the positive side of it
Doctor :  
which have 20 degrees
User :   lol
Doctor :  
Since there is change in temperature from winter to summer
Doctor :   there is a chance of increased incidence of viral infection
Doctor :  
You have to be careful now
Doctor :  
with extra personal hygiene
User :   If I take a fast slowly will I not hurt myself
User :   I want to rid myself of disease and the last amount of weight
Doctor :   Since you are eating raw food it increases the chances of infection
User :   why is that?
Doctor :  
The immunity is less when you go on fast
Doctor :  
There are some germs which do not die if not cooked or boiled
Doctor :  
so you are susceptible to them if you eat raw
User :   even if organic?
Doctor :  
adding on to this is the fasting
Doctor :  
where the immunity is fluctuating, the fighting power of body to disease is reduceed
Doctor :  
Yes even on organic
Doctor :  
It is good to have organic and raw food but at the same time you should also know the adversity of having them continously
User :   what can I do when I can't hear
Doctor :  
That is why Doctor advice organic food and sometimes boiled food
User :   I put olive oil in my ears and it seemed to help
Doctor :   Please do not do that
User :   is that wrong
Doctor :  
Olive oil dampens the movement of the tympanic membrane
Doctor :  
and it increases the trouble
Doctor :  
it aggravates the hearing problem
User :   do all oils do this to the ear
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
It should always be checked with the Doctor
User :   i bought wally's ear oil from the health food store
User :   is the answer just to rest and drink fluids
Doctor :  
That's right
User :   great
Doctor :  
Do not use Wally ear oil unless
Doctor :  
you have wax in it
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Wax should be confirmed by the Doctor
Doctor :  
that too only impacted wax
User :   i understand
Doctor :   Impacted wax can dampen the vibrations
Doctor :  
and can reduce the hearing
Doctor :  
so check it out
Doctor :  
with any family doctor
Doctor :  
Wally oil shall be helpful only after cleaning the wax
Doctor :  
and that too not continously
User :   after fasting a while my hearing should improve- sometimes it seems worse before it gets better
Doctor :   Did you see a Doctor for all these problems?
Doctor :  
Did you get any tests done?
User :   I sometimes get concerned because I can't hear and sound mute
Doctor :  
Since you are a vegan, there is considerable protein deficiency that can happen
User :   yes but the ear nose and throat doctor just did blood tests- maybe I should see another doctor
Doctor :  
which can lead to problems
User :   I get plenty of protein, I can't figure it out
User :   he gave me a bunch of information about food allergies that were from paleolithic times
Doctor :  
How do you get protein
Doctor :  
What was the Doctor's preliminary opinion after the tests?
User :   nuts, spinach, soy
Doctor :  
Good
Doctor :  
The best would be sprouts
User :   he just said my bloodwork was good, but it was fasting bloodwork
Doctor :  
The vegeterian food has far less than meat
Doctor :  
and egg protein
User :   brussel sprouts or sprout kit sprouts
Doctor :  
so you have to make sure you add these atleast in one of your meals a day
Doctor :  
brussels
User :   i vomit if i have lentil beans or any of the night shade vegetables and no sprout kit sprouts
Doctor :   My sincere suggestion, when yu are in pain and unhealthy, please do not fast
User :   ok
Doctor :  
You have to eat better when you are ill
Doctor :  
and in mental stress
Doctor :  
The pain and suffering could be physical or mental
Doctor :  
Eat colorful
Doctor :  
Play well
User :   I just feel run down a lot
Doctor :  
Sporting is a part of spiritualism
Doctor :  
Engage with some friends in play
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Spiritualism proves beneficial when you do it out of four walls

User :   what can I do for terrible muscle pain -just RICE
Doctor :   Best is RICE
User :   Yes
Doctor :  
and food
Doctor :  
You may take a MOTRIN
Doctor :   Hot shower with fragrances
User :   that sounds good
Doctor :  
like Lavender, Jasmine
User :   yes
User :   what can I do besides running to lose weight?
User :   my legs are in chronic pain
Doctor :  
I again suggest you not to lose weight when you are in pain, that is against
Doctor :  
They do not go hand in hand
Doctor :  
I do not ask you to put a full stop here
User :   I should just ice the muscles
Doctor :  
but give a break
Doctor :  
Rest is very very imp
Doctor :  
Icing 5 times a day
Doctor :  
and each time 10 minutes
User :   okay
User :   stretching and yoga too
Doctor :   Do not do stretching till you feel there is no soreness
User :   okay
Doctor :  
but you can do the meditation and breathing exercises
User :   will lots of water flush the lactic acid out
Doctor :  
IF you take care now, the problem lasts only 48 to 96 hours
Doctor :  
otherwise it take months for you to come out
Doctor :  
Water is always good to flush out
Doctor :  
Not more than 5 litres per day
User :   what about poor circulation
Doctor :  
Where is the poor circulation
Doctor :  
legs?
User :   legs mostly, but why are my extremeties so cold
User :   just hereditary
Doctor :  
First we have to rule out with some tests
Doctor :  
Thyroid status, Complete blood counts
User :   okay
Doctor :  
Poor circulation is different from cold extremities
Doctor :  
If you have poor circulation then you just cannot walk these many years
Doctor :   Since when you have the muscle pain?
User :   since I began running more and more
Doctor :  
When was that?
User :   i think mostly when running on the treadmill my legs feel heavy and pound
Doctor :  
Since when were you running ?
User :   after working out I feel a pounding in my legs and entire body for days
Doctor :  
how many years or months or day?
Doctor :  
When in pain, rest do not work out
Doctor :  
You might be having more problems if you work out
Doctor :  
Your current weight is much ideal and you do not need to lose any more
Doctor :  
Just maintain it
Doctor :  
Maintain with good spirit, mild to moderate exercise
User :   I would really like to get down to 110
Doctor :  
Why do you want to
User :   and i will
Doctor :   when you are in pain with the exercise
User :   because I don't like hurting everytime I walk up the stairs
Doctor :   Hurting is because of your restless exercise I guess
Doctor :  
and your weight is not the true reason
User :   hello
Doctor :  
Hi
Doctor :  
Are you not seeing my messages
User :   hello
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
I am here
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Are you not seeing my messages
User :   no everythink is ok now
User :   everything
Doctor :   Hurting is because of your restless exercise I guess
User :   all I know is that when I exercise I burn calories, but the pain just makes it worse
User :   when I fast and focus spiritually I start to behave more properly in my diet
User :   not because I must but because I can
User :   I start to feel healing in my muscles -(not my legs yet) when I abstain
User :   but then others think I'm trying to starve myself when I'm seeking spiritual wisdom and wholeness
Doctor :   Ok
User :   a lot of life should be private but I wish there were others who could dialogue with me a bit here and there so I do not feel like an alien for this desire
Doctor :  
No no
User :   I just have a lot of goals and feel sad
Doctor :  
You should feel secure about yourself
Doctor :  
and you always should have good company to take off
User :   I'm secure about what I believe--just sad
Doctor :  
You should not be
Doctor :  
You are not hurting any one
Doctor :  
You are just following what you believe and you are far better than many who could not achieve anything in life
User :   yeah, but I feel responsible if others start to do things for the wrong reasons like students
Doctor :  
I see many patients on chat who struggle
Doctor :  
to lose weight, get mental peace
User :   If I stay up late reading and studying some of my students start to get sleepy in their class
User :   or others will start to drink nothing but sugary drinks and faint
User :   I ask God why sometimes
User :   fasting is intended to be a sacred thing
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
It is a sacred thing
Doctor :  
I follow a different custom, Hinduism and on most festivals we fast for that day
User :   I don't want others to think I do things for vanity, but my wish is mostly to not be in pain and be as mentally sharp as I can be
Doctor :   and we do it once in every 15 days
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Yes
User :   that's what it is intended for
Doctor :  
Do you teach the same to your students
User :   to fast?
Doctor :  
Here we have exceptions, when a person in a family fall sick, the others fast and feed the sick well for quick recovery
User :   no, but sometimes if they see me weigh less or something I do not want to give them the wrong impression
User :   in their memory?
Doctor :  
recovery
User :   for their recovery
Doctor :  
yes
User :   wonderful
Doctor :  
It is said when you are sick, you have to have good diet
User :   It truly is about inner peace
Doctor :  
and when you are not sick, you have to fast once in a week or 15 days
Doctor :  
On the day of fast, usually people have only fruits and nuts
Doctor :  
Veganism is a very good theory for weight loss
User :   May I ask you, what can you reccommend as a health food list for a vegan
Doctor :  
and it is tough to practice in countries like US
User :   Ive researched so much
Doctor :  
We have a Diet team who usually take care of that
User :   great
Doctor :  
Would you like to take their suggestions
User :   Are there vegan specialists
User :   yes
Doctor :   They give customized solutions
Doctor :  
I think you should have seen a pop up on the right side of your screen
Doctor :  
WWW.WWWW.WW User :   do you know if they are good with vegan issues
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
They do 100% work in vegeterianism
Doctor :  
Only fruits, vegetables, juice and nuts
Doctor :  
Honey, Lemon
User :   okay
Doctor :   Yogurt
User :   Do you think vegan is to extreme
Doctor :   It is a belief
Doctor :  
like a religion
Doctor :  
and nothing is extreme
Doctor :  
till the time you hurt yourself or others
Doctor :  
I believe so
User :   I was reading about Buddism and some believe even eating vegetables may be killing life
User :   I was thinking today how everyone I know eats whatever they like but they just have a little
User :   they can enjoy whatever they like
Doctor :  
yeah that is the reason why it did not survive much or it has not good number of followers
User :   I understand that completely now, but I just have a desire to be vegan because the vegetarianism helped my health, but I feel like I have to work so hard to find things that I can have in my diet (without breaking the rules)
Doctor :  
May be you should take the help of our Dietitians who can give you some valuable inputs
Doctor :   In India, mostly vegetarians are lacto vegetarians

User :   do you think I should do the personal diet or personal weight loss plan and what's the difference
Doctor :   Personal weight loss plan is good
Doctor :  
since you are looking to lose
User :   is it more specific
Doctor :  
Yes
User :   i've seen a lot of dieticians
Doctor :  
But they combine veganism and the medical principles
User :   okay
Doctor :  
and design
Doctor :  
the diet chart for you
Doctor :  
Ofcourse they also give you the Exercise program
Doctor :  
with Aerobics and body toning stretches
User :   thank you so much for your time- I needed this today
Doctor :   Pleasure spking to you
Doctor :  
I hope the session has given you good insight
User :   do i just ask about a vegan plan
Doctor :  
and how to approach
Doctor :  
Vegan plan for weight loss
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