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My new challenge

Thursday, May 27, 2010

It appears that I am pre-hypothyroid. I have some raging symptoms including fatigue, swelling, etc that lead to thyroid testing and my FTI is off but not enough to warrant medication. So I decided to go see a highly recommended chiro/nutrition dude, filled out a four page questionnaire and had an evaluation. He gave me some high quality supplements and suggested I come off wheat and corn. Sounded good til it sunk in. huh? I eat a TON of wheat (corn not so much). But I am going to do it for a month and see if I feel any better. This one is going to be a true challenge for me! I usually eat wheat (whole wheat which sounded so ultra healthy) at breakfast, lunch, dinner and both snacks. Which, if I really do have an issue with wheat, would explain why I feel so darn horrible. meh.
So my new challenge, in addition to exercising 5 days a week and keeping it in my recommended calorie range, is to try a no-wheat no-corn diet for 30 days.
And I'm on day one.
Gotta start somewhere.

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MOCHAMAVEN 5/27/2010 2:49PM

  ANGELS4NICHOLAS - I haven't read that book, though I've heard of it. I am supposed to avoid as much corn as possible, which as far as I can tell means no processed food. But since most processed food is unhealthy anyway (for a variety of other reasons) I've been working slowly in that direction already. Is that what you were talking about, processed foods?

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ANGELS4NICHOLAS 5/27/2010 2:40PM

    I hope everything works out for you but out of curiosity, how much corn are you suppose to be avoiding? There is a book by Michael Pollan titled "An Omnivores Dilemma" and within a few chapters he informs you that 90% of manufactured food products contain corn of some kind. I'm sure the amount is minute but it was just a thought.

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LESLIELOSER 5/27/2010 2:40PM

    Oh my goodness!! Sounds like big challege, but it sounds like you are up to the task. Best of luck!!

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