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From: Bryanna (
Subject:         Re: protein
Date: July 10, 2011 at 10:32 am PST

In Reply to: protein posted by Kathy on June 29, 2011 at 3:03 am:

Hi, Kathy! Sorry for taking so long to answer you!
I find it hard to believe that your protein was so
low that you got sick-- I don't think you were
getting good advice. It is not difficult to get
enough protein even on a raw vegan diet (I am not a
raw vegan, BTW). I recommend reading "Becoming
Vegetarian" and "Becoming Vegan" by registered
dietitians Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis, and the
new book "Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to
Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet" by
registered dietitians jack Norris and Ginny Messina.

These RDs all have helpful websites: (Vesanto Melina) (Ginny Messina)
and (Ginny

The Vegetarian Resource Group has plenty of well-
resourced articles on nutrition-- links here:

I'm going to give you links to some articles that
may help you and explain this better than I can,
including some by vegan registered dietitian Ginny

On this pafe is the link to the pdf file for the
abstract of the American Dietetic Assoc.'s (the
professional body for registered dietitians in the
USA)latest report on vegetarian diet:

Here are links to Ginny Messina's articles in the

Here are some of her posts on protein:

and about ex-vegans:

and her food guide:

Here are some further articles:

This is a really great article with a comprehensive
list of vegan foods and protein counts. Go to:
Other articles:
Must read!

I hope this helps!

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