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Miss Ginger w/her summer clip, and 'dawg tarred.'




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I eat, therefore I am. But only barely.

I've been on a journey to recover from gut dysbiosis. I was born with it (genetic SNPs and my mother's biome predisposed me to celiac disease and obesity) and I pulled the trigger with environment (I ate "SAD"). SAD made me sicker. I took antibiotics. Antibiotics made me well short-term, sicker long-term by decimating my microbiome. I'm trying to eat opposite how I grew up (food pyramid) hoping it'll help heal my gut and alleviate my fibromyalgia pain. When I don't eat I feel GREAT! I don't know why I just can't starve (*sarcasm*). Unlearning sugar. Learning about liver health and bitter food. I'm not bitter our culture leans to crap food. I have choices. I choose life.

We're all different, but most all of us with health issues might well be served to figure out our own personal foods by doing an elimination diet (your gut bacteria help you digest food: your bacteria is different from mine, so you'll have different tolerances than me). I started with paleo diet and from there took out allergens and FODMAPs (specific sugars in foods, even "healthy" veg!) and so on. It's an adventure somewhat chronicled in my blog where it belongs.

I'm learning to enjoy the journey.


Member Since: 6/19/2006

Fitness Minutes: 75,027

My Goals:
I'd like to remember who I was before I was "peddlin' nowhere" with health issues, and become the healthiest I've ever been however long it takes me :). I will never give up.


My Program:
I need to learn consistency (I'm consistently inconsistent?). When I am consistent, I lose weight! Inspired by Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Diana Schwarzbein, Drs. Eades, & Ann Louise Gittleman + more.

Ironically I thought I was pretty healthy and that my diet was okay. (Had a lot to learn!) Realizing fatigue wasn't from being fat but from undiagnosed food intolerance was a HUGE gift. I hope my gift keeps on giving :) Pay it forward! I'm trying to not be a food cop at home, but if I learned it, everyone has to! It's my job, I'm the mom (and it's in the genes). :)

FAVE SITES FOR GUT INFO (IBS, Crohn's, colitis & more):
bodyecology.com, gaps.me
leakygut.co.uk
scdiet.org

GLUTEN INFO:
celiaccentral.org
theglutenfile.com
glutenreactivity.net

AUTISM INFO/DIETS:
autism.com, tacanow.com, pecanbread.com

HEALTH:
womentowomen.com
naturalnews.com
mercola.com



Personal Information:
I have one daughter and she amazes me. I've learned about life by having her in mine.


Past lives: Pretzel Girl at Bronco's games, sandwich maker @ Blimpies (all that GLUTEN-lol), AA at a univ. Married, had Dd 8yrs later. I couldn't keep up with life as we kept relocating and my energy kept deteriorating. Hobbies lost priority: I only had the energy to insideously become a serious couch potato. It's a sad and ridiculous waste of human potential: I have dreams!


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People:
-Ralph Nader & Jack LaLanne are cool.
-I appreciate Jenny McCarthy outing gfcf diet for autism w/her Louder Than Words book. generationrescue.org
-Fave books: nonfiction, mostly nutrition, but also history, biographies, historical fiction.
-Movies: Amelie, Moulin Rouge, Apocalypto, Gattica, Red Violin, Anne of Green Gables, foreign & Indy films
Music: Don Williams!, Pink, Prince, Peter Kater piano.




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  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    I am praying that Ian does well and won't need us because we won't be able to be there. I wish he weren't so far away. 70 miles was plenty. This is a 12 hour drive. Not in the card for me or Benny. It's like the end of an important relationship.

    We expect to lose the 3 babies at any time and dread it. Don't know if we will have more pets ever.

    I'm looking forward to your blog!! Love you!!
    17 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Hey, DONE GIRL, you are THE MOTIVATOR OF THE DAY. What an accomplishment.
    17 days ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    You are totally right. We did need rest and not a good fire to fight but it seems to be the normal for us.

    After that I went through some major gut issues and hubby joined me. I finally got back on my diet and have dropped 20 pounds since July 15. Mostly by avoiding gluten, bread, pasta, fast food, junk food, processed food.

    Ian is moving to Ohio in a couple of weeks.

    Still have 3 pets to keep alive and that keeps us very busy and broke.

    What are you up to?
    18 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/13/2016 12:39:19 PM
  • v ~INDYGIRL
    Are you still out there?
    95 days ago
  • v ~INDYGIRL
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    105 days ago
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