For two and a half years, I have been struggling with cold <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>intolerance</span>
, edema, dry skin/nails, hair thinning, fatigue, lack of mental clarity, tinnitus, difficulty maintaining my weight, and higher cholesterol levels. I am 36 and have adhered to to a strict vegetarian diet averaging daily intake of 1,700 calories, over 30 grams of fiber, under 25 grams of fat and run 4 times a week. Yet I still struggle to maintain my weight. Gained 14 lbs in 2007 of which I have only been able to lose 7.