In August of 2012, I bought into the brainwashing of veganism. How could so many highly qualified physicians be wrong? I bought the package deal, i.e., The Starch Solution, Michael Greger's videos regarding "the way" to avoid the 15 major diseases and disorders that afflict people on the SAD diet, The China Study...:"the works". In April of 2013, my immune system was so compromised that I contracted severe double pneumonia and nearly died. But I took my "mental manipulation" seriously, particularly since the surgeon who was caring for my "pressure wound" was also a vegan, and gave me much encouragement. Then I broke my leg, developed hypothyroidism, looked like I was anorexic, and felt like I was going to die...so I quit, in October of 2014. When I began to drink milk, eat eggs and cheeses again, I couldn't get enough. Not so much with the meat, however. My last blood test indicated that my TSH was off, and my own physician doesn't know that T4 is the inactive form of thyroid, and T3 is the active form...he doesn't know that! So I ordered Pregnanalone, rather than take Levothyroxine, and have been taking 50mg tabs two or three times a day, and feel much better...I think. But the leg cramps keep me from doing very much walking, which would help improve the muscles on my now healed broken leg.
What am I missing? I eat spinach, kale, potatoes and carrots...all very well cooked, every other day or so, and drink gallons of orange juice, eat Breyer's Ice cream, drink coffee and eat a lot of fruit...I always have eaten a lot of fruit. I don't understand why my legs cramp, both of them.. I have even been sprinkling ground up egg shells on my egg-cheese mix, and consume about 24 oz. of milk a day. I keep trying to walk distances, but my legs don't seem to be improving...and I mean the cramping is marked.
Any help that would be forthcoming would be truly welcome.