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I eat, therefore I am. But only barely.

I've been on a journey to recover from being born, haha, no, really: gut dysbiosis. I was born with toxin overload and my mother's biome predisposed me to poor immune function. 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 relentless body aches and pain. When I don't eat I feel GREAT! I don't know why I just can't starve (*sarcasm*). Unlearning sugar. I'm not bitter our culture leans to crap food. I have choices. I choose life (which is pretty innate) despite feeling like death warmed over.

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. I know if I hadn't done what I've done, I'd be worse for the wear. Detoxify or die, baby.



Member Since: 6/19/2006

Fitness Minutes: 75,204

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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    I'm actually doing better, G.I. wise. Still making small changes. I never used much artificial sweeteners and other non-calorie natural sweeteners but started cutting that amount by a third and another third and now on some days I don't use any or may use one. I have started having formed stools again. Too much info but it has been a huge problem for me for years. I have eliminated a lot of unhealthy foods but some of the healthy ones don't agree with me either, like tomatoes.
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