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Perplexed and not sure what direction to take

Monday, October 07, 2013

After the naturopath's on Friday I am so perplexed if that is the correct word to use, in fact I have been avoiding the whole to do, went to Liverpool with my friend on Saturday to visit her mum and had a nice visit, Sunday went with Wayne and Jared to the scarecrow festival in Mahone Bay that was so much fun, sad Janos` did not want to come. So had a busy but fun weekend.
Then last night hubby tried to talk to me about what I was going to do, you see my naturopath wants me to try a low salisitic food plan, now that sounds simple until you look at the website she gave me, here is the website. have a browse and let me know what you think. Yes I am extremely allergic to ASA which is acetic salyasitic Acid, my family doctor in B.C has talked about it and then my naturopath has been running tests which have all come back positive for some reason my body does no process these foods and it causes a chemical reaction in me, but after reading everything on it I need to eliminate so much of my fruit and my almond milk. I know I am basically halfway there with the anti-inflammatory lifestyle and taking out the foods I was sensitive to in February. I know following this plan my sores may heal, which I would dearly love. I also know when in Scotland I did not drink almond milk I did buy some and may have had a little but ended up eating instant gf oatmeal that I took with me or granola and yoghurt, I also didn't eat a lot of fruit as berries were not in season yet, and that is when the sores on my legs did the most healing, in fact by the end of June the sores on my lower legs completely healed.
Why am I so upset by this, I really don't know, maybe I am tired of playing around with my diet maybe I just want to be free to eat what I want to eat without more limitations. I know she said occasionally I can use the moderate column as a treat column but still .......
Is it fear of giving up more and I may see no visible results, I honestly don't know.
Maybe I am tired of change.....
But it would feel great for these sores to be gone they don't know what they are, they do follow the correct path for psoriras, or on the right part of the body, they don't even look like psorisas patches, I have had scrap tests and biopsy tests and they come back inconclusive.
I am sorry guys, I guess I am asking for help I know you can't tell me what to do, but advice would be nice

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    Anjay- I feel your pain...I have not advice...a restircted diet is very difficult to deal with....

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JUNEBUG150 10/8/2013 12:35PM

    I liked what NSMOOMAA had to say. You are so strong in doing what you are doing right now with your diet. I'm sure you will make the decision that is best for you. Will keep you in prayer. Hugs.

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NSMOOMAA 10/8/2013 9:08AM

    Well, as you know I have looked over this website a few times, and even again this morning. I know what a strong person you are and how in tune with your body and health you are. You trust your Naturopath and as you said looking back at your time in Scotland, the sores did heal.

I know how restricted your diet is now. This would bring more, but what if you talked to her and had a plan to try it with adding certain foods you really enjoy once a week or so? Giving up the Almond Milk for Rice Milk..could be positive. You are not concerned about calories as you barely make yours now.
Have you looked for recipes or books about this Salacytic diet that could give you some more ideas?

I know you will make the right decision and you know you will have support with it. Saying prayers and reflecting will also help.

I think give it a good try and really look at it. Maybe try making tentative meal plans with all of the information to see how feasible it would be. You do not want to be making two or three different meals a day. Wayne will eat what you do. Janos can do his own cooking.
You can make this work for the trial period and see what the results bring. You can reassess as you go. Just remember we are here for you and willing to listen, help whatever.
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VOLARI52 10/7/2013 10:59PM

    I hope you find a balance of the foods you can eat and be pain free...take care.

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CANDOK1260 10/7/2013 10:23PM

    emoticon m advice is to prays on it and then malke a decision quickly whatever you decide you cam always change later

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KSGAMMA 10/7/2013 9:47PM

    Changes in diet are so personal and difficult. I do understand where you are coming from and why you hesitate. It is a choice you and only you have to make. It sounds like fruits and almond milk or sores that won't heal. You've said you've seen some results when giving them up. But, I read also in someone's comment that you have already given up so many other foods that the naturopath recommended. Have they said you can now reintroduce some or all of those foods back into your diet and that the problem lies with the fruit and almond milk? That would probably make the decision much easier.

I keep getting conflicting advice from medical professionals and have to sit through lectures on what will happen to my body if I don't listen to them and follow through. Trouble is, it's impossible to do what they all want as they are at odds. I have some telling me to eat no fatty meat, seeds, nuts, fruits or veggies that are seeds, or anything high in fibre when my Crohn's is active (most of the time). I also have dietitians and other medical professionals telling me to eat more fresh fruits and veggies and more fibre for my Diabetes and Heart condition. Then, there are the foods I'm allergic to - anything that has started to ferment (fruits or juices or condiments that are more than a few days open, alcoholic beverages [as for drinking or cooking with - I can have a reaction just making rum balls without eating any]), or any molds or mildews (mushrooms, antibiotics, old cheeses, etc.). I can finally eat, in moderation, the salmon, citrus fruits and tomatoes I'm allergic to by taking a 24 hr allergy pill every day. I can't follow any single one of their edicts as they are contradictory. I'm currently on a diet that even further restricted my choices - no starchy foods at all, only 3 fruits to choose from, and only a few meats/fish. There are more veggies to choose from but with my Crohn's I can't have a lot of them and there are quite a few I don't like either. But I have been finally loosing weight.

I hope you can come to a decision that will be best for you and something you can live with. Whatever your decision, we will be rooting for you.

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KALIGIRL 10/7/2013 11:53AM

    No advice my friend, but sounds like you have another step in your food journey that may provide wonderful benefits.
I'm 'pulling' for you!

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MONAKIN314 10/7/2013 9:38AM

    I wish I could help, but really that is hard decision to make. emoticon

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GRAMMAALI 10/7/2013 9:36AM

    I'm curious if you still have to keep all your other dietary restrictions? If you still cannot eat meat, dairy or wheat, then this diet would be very limited. Seems if you cut out the almond milk in Scotland and saw results that would be one easy thing to replace with a substitute on the new list. Whatever you decide, I will be praying for you and improved health.
Love and hugs,
Gramma Ali

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GOLFGMA 10/7/2013 7:52AM

    I am so sorry , I don't have an answer or even a maybe this would work..............Continue to take each day and pray that an answer will come . emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 10/7/2013 7:31AM

    Well I would be totally in a quandry as I don't know how you do as well as you do with what she has allready taken out of your diet!!! WOW!
So what do you think? are you feeling well enough now, are the sores healed enough for you.. do they keep reoccurring and if you are on this diet they will stop?
Holy hannah girl! I don't know what to tell you but I know I am doing okay so far on the no sugar, no dairy, no gluten , no nuts, but have't totally eliminated potatoes or eggs. So far other than the bloating I haven't noticed a diff. but with my level of inflammation it may take awile. I did have some potatos and thought my belly was a bit more bloated but they didnt' change my pain, and also how much of my pain right now is stress.
So same thing for you I guess, will it help pain levels, will your stress level go up and make your pain worse anyway... is it worth trying for 2 wks to a month and see. Boy. I don't know. call me if you want.

Went back and looked and it sure does eliminate fruits and also coconut oil etc. veggies I would be so so as most I like are low to moderate but fruit wow you can mostly have apple and pears. and nuts and seeds lol the ones I can't have are all the ones I add to my stuff. Interesting. I haven't ever heard of this other than people being allergic to asprin but never thought of it in food. hmmm

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