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RPAH Elimination Diet: Week 2

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

I'm into week two of this diet now.

Successes: Cucumbers and asparagus have been added to my diet and I've cut down on wheat and dairy to about one serving each a week. By next week I plan to be completely wheat- and dairy-free.

Bad ideas: I had lunch at a restaurant yesterday for the first time in ages. I chose chicken, green beans, lima beans, collard greens, and praline bread pudding for dessert. I was fine until the evening when I started to itch all over so bad that I had to take an antihistimine. I had a bowl of rice cereal with rice milk and went to bed early.

I went to Whole Foods and read EVERY label on the lotions that they stock. I couldn't find even one that didn't contain some sort of preservative, fragrance, or plant/herb that was either a known allergen or on the Avoid list. So I bought some plain food-grade safflower oil to make my own lotion with. It was about 10 times cheaper so I think this was a great decision. It was much easier finding unscented dishwashing liquid and some Castile Soap. I have already been using unscented clothes detergent and using an extra rinse.
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 4/14/2014 8:24PM

    Coconut oil is what I use on my skin.

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KALIGIRL 4/9/2014 8:37AM

    How cool - making your own lotion! emoticon
emoticon taking charge of your health!

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MORINANNA 4/8/2014 11:26AM

    going gluten/ wheat free is kind of hard, I tried going all gluten free for my AR and it really does help, now I am more easy on my self and stay away as much as possible, but I still have my days of eating what ever I want, my issue /goal is really not weight loss orientated more dealing with chronic pain and hoping by working out slowly, and eating more healthy non processed yucky food, I can get off some of the med's I am on, ... making your own lotion is the very BEST I am a licensed massage therapist, I make all my own oils, if you don't have a problem with lavender, or a nut allergy.. a simple way to make oil is fill a small electric potpourri burner with much lavender cover with almond oil and simmer , I usually make mine by the moon phase, and heat it up several times over a 3 day period then strain and bottle, lavender is also a pain reliever, I also have a juice recipe that helps with all type of health issues, its simple and if you have a juicer and use real fruit even better, 28 oz of apple juice, 8 oz cherry juice, 8oz grape juice and 8 oz organic apple cider vinegar if you can find it, drink one 8 oz cup a day or more, takes getting used to but it really really helps , if you need any help at all with lotion / oil recipes recipes feel free to ask I;ve been making my own for years!

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LIS193 4/8/2014 10:51AM

    Did you find out what caused the reaction? The pecans??

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