My Rheumatologist put me on a vegetarian diet. She said new research showed it significantly reduced pain. I have been on it for about a month. I want to know if anyone else experienced significant reduction in pain. Some recipes from a very good vegan cookbook I ordered have so many steps that it takes me two hours to make them. By the time it is ready to eat I am in so much pain I don't want to eat. I use a bar stool to chop and stir fry but I still have to lean forward which wrecks my back. I found a plant base magazine with simpler recipes to make. Yeah I am also diabetic so all the pasta, beans and starch squash I have to eat in small portions. I find that the recipes are just variations of the same ingredients. As well as containing ingredient I can even find at Sprouts or whole foods. I am not a supervisor cook and this is a challenge for me.