Struggling with Lyme disease

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Update on me, started new diet

May16

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted.  It always seems like everything is always the same.  But, I do want to mention that I’ve made these changes to my diet:

no grains (no rice, wheat, gluten, oats, corn, etc.)
no dairy
no soy, if I can avoid it.
no pre-packaged foods other than fresh meat.
no restaurant food
not nuts, they give me headaches
and I’m still allergic to red peppers

I do buy coconut oil, so I guess I can’t say “no pre-packaged foods”.  Think more along the line of snack foods and things that come in a box to help with dinner.

This is pretty much a Paleo diet with my allergens taken out.  I haven’t reduced how much I eat, just what I eat.  I slip up every now and then, and pay the price when I do, but so far so good.  Without exercising I’ve lost 20 pounds.  I no longer wheeze at night.  And I’ve had more energy.

My doctor started me on the “no grains” thing and pointed me to the book called “Grain Brain” by Dr. Perlmutter.  I haven’t finished it yet.  But supposedly it’s all about how grains affect your brain.

I’m still working on gathering a basic list of recipes as staples, but I’m getting there!

no grains (no rice, wheat, gluten, oats, corn, etc.)
no dairy
no soy, if I can avoid it.
no pre-packaged foods other than fresh meat.
no restaurant food
not nuts, they give me headaches
and I'm still allergic to red peppers

2 Comments to

“Update on me, started new diet”

  1. On May 29th, 2014 at 9:53 pm Tina Caskey Says:

    We are in the same boat in a lot of ways…..wishing you the best in figuring this out!!!

    Tina

  2. On May 30th, 2014 at 9:29 am jenifer Says:

    Thank you! Best of luck to you as well :-)

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