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Experiments in eating & no dairy

Thursday, February 07, 2013

I've been eating pretty well for quite awhile, although sometimes a bit too much junk food. Decided to try going without wheat to see if it would make any difference. I haven't noticed a difference really, but I eat more vegetables and fruit without wheat products so I'll probably continue. I'm trying to eat more natural things and avoid processed food as much as possible. I ran across another Spark user who was avoiding dairy due to increased heartrate plus some joint stiffness and swelling. Its like a lightbulb when on for me too. I decided to avoid dairy for awhile and see if it makes any difference. Just started Tuesday night, Feb. 5, 2013. Got some Almond Milk for my coffee. Unfortunately, all the store had was vanilla, so I got that. Yuck! Way too sweet as I was just using plain milk before. Picked up regular almond milk, and I can survive until I can get some unsweetened. The regular isn't bad, but still a little sweet.

So what can you classify my eating as? I guess I'd have to go with omnivore. I'm not really Paleo, not low carb, not really anything specific. I eat meat, vegetables and fruit, and occasionally potatoes or sweet potatoes and a Clif Bar or Lara Bar. So I guess, mainly, just overall healthy. The only grains I've been getttng are from my Clif Bars, which are my breakfast at work. I'll probably change that when I run out. Maybe some egg cups or something?
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    I have ADHD - not hyperactive and three of my kids are as well. After reading more about it - I learned that many people who have Autism or ADHD actually could have food allergies. I realized that since my kids were young they had small problems with milk. Nothing huge - they still drank it - but as babies they had some reaction. So, I decided to go milk-product free (cheese, you name it) recently and it has made such a difference.

    One child was especially hyper when drinking milk - and her behavior has greatly improved. Whenever she starts to test my patience - we find that she has slipped in some milk.

    For the other kids - they have also noticed no more problems with their stomachs. Their digestion greatly improved.

    For me, soy milk is a lot worse than regular. They say it also has the protein caesin in it - I guess that's why. I don't really love Almond Milk - but I am tolerating it. Its more important to take care of my health!

    1765 days ago
    I have switched to soy milk and that has helped me tremendously

    1836 days ago
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