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Countdown day 90..89 --aiming at eventual 100% compliance with suggested eating plan

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I will try having a "chunky" rather than a smoothie today! I LOVEIT, Justyna. Thanks for that chuckle.

I certainly am not being 100% compliant. I am following that advice very well. emoticon
And I don't feel sick at all. It is only the second day restarting. I did not get sick till the 10th day before. We'll see.

Justyna, the list I gave you was restrictive--but they advised me to cut out a few more of those foods on the list!!! emoticon Some foods had an asterisk. Those I am mildly reactive to. The nutrition counselor told me for now, don't eat those. Oh gee...I hope I can do this. I did try sole with coconut. It was delicious!

I thought there were no oils on the OK to eat list. But if walnuts are there I can have walnut oil. Same with coconut and other things. Also I asked about vinegar. Oh--apple cider vinegar if apples are on the list for that day.

I had the day all planned out yesterday. Then, around dinner time I got tempted to eat one of the little pizzas emoticon I had for my husband's dinner. The supermarket had them--just a big piece of bread or roll or something with tomato sauce, cheese, and pepperoni on it. They were $1.69 for 2 and he was full eating one. I still have a package of 2 left for another day. emoticon

I am drinking the (very expensive) drink for binding up the toxins. It seems to be giving me some energy. Maybe that is why I got so much done yesterday. I woke up at 5:00 am yesterday and today at 4:00am! The drink has lots of herbal things in it. None of the ingredients stand out as stimulants, but maybe I don't know the exact reason for all the ingredients. They are listed in very, very tiny lettering! I will scrutinize them a bit more and list them--maybe in tomorrow's blog.

Have a great day everyone.

chris emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SIMPLYLANA 8/23/2014 4:31PM

    You can do it! I am on track on my plan, but added a extra snack (long day at work). I hope to be 100% on mine as well (I am on a moderate carb diet). Lana emoticon

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MZZCHIEF 8/23/2014 3:52PM

    Here's that list of ingredients.
There's also Niacin, B6, B12

some observations:
Ashwangandha, Rhodiola, Eleutherococcus are all adaptogens that are thought to help the body perform better and "normalize" immune functions.

DGL supports adrenal glands.

Peppermint, aloe and fennel for the gut.
Betaine HCL to increase stomach acid.
Pau d'arco for candida.

Tumeric for its Curcumin, as a general anti-inflammatory.

Burdock root, blueberry, billberry, raspberry for antioxidants.

Choline for nerves,is a part of cell membranes and myelin, but the body makes this.

Here's the whole list:

Ionic Alfalfa™, Aloe vera leaf gel (inner-heart filet)
powder, bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) extract,
blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) extract,
ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) extract, raspberry
(Rubus idaeus) juice extract, pau d’arco (Tabebuia
impetiginosa) inner bark extract, burdock (Arctium
lappa) root extract, fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) seed
extract, rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) root extract, yellow
dock (Rumex crispus) root extract, deglycyrrhizinated
licorice (DGL) root extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra), suma
(Pfaffia paniculata) root extract, Eleutherococcus
senticosus root extract, peppermint (Mentha piperita)
leaf extract, turmeric (Curcuma longa) root extract,
choline bitartrate, inositol, betaine HCl, l-methionine

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EVER-HOPEFUL 8/23/2014 3:04PM

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FROSTY99 8/23/2014 12:30PM

    emoticon more energy is always a good thing!

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MBPP50 8/23/2014 9:53AM

    Good luck! And read those labels. Have a wonderful Saturday!

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NASFKAB 8/23/2014 9:46AM

  keep at it but read Justyna's post very carefully as some of these drinks may not be so good for you

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1CRAZYDOG 8/23/2014 8:01AM

    Good for you. Hope you feel better each day.

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JUSTYNA7 8/23/2014 8:00AM

    Hmmm. Is this an elimination diet Chris?

When my family did it it was a process. And number one was a FULL elimination of foods causing problems for 21 days. Clean out the system so that gradually a food could be brought back in. Bacause they had a long list of foods they could not eat it took a long time but they had to get to the baseline with NO foods in their system that they were reacting to. Then they could introduce one.... wait 2 days and if no reaction then try a different food. So the process took months. Three weeks with none then one food tried every 2 days. It certainly beame obvious which foods were the problems and wow, there were some real surprises.

That all said, I hope your nutritionist or naturopath is well qualified. My sister went to someone very controling who had her eating a crazy mix of foods. I asked her if she thought her doctor would be supportive and she said no. When she described the woman I asked a few questions and it turned out the counselor was anorexic herself and she was encouraging the regular use of laxitives for her clients as a "cleanse". That is NOT healthy. I reminded my sister of what I had gone through with an eating disorder. When I talked to her more she was not seeing a qualified nutritionist but instead an untrained "salesperson" who was simply trying to "sell" products.

Nothing to extremes is healthy. Just like these juicers. Juicing is fine if you don't like eating vegetables or have no time to get them in... but I am not a fan of juicing as a lifestyle. It's amazing how many people get stuck with "old" ideas that have been since debunked. That said, sometimes we have no choice. My DD has pancreas problems so she really can't eat certain foods. When I was first diabetic I had to do what they told me.. but they still did not understand how the foods worked with the insulin and so my training was based on a lot of misconceptions that have since changed. My clue should have been that I felt sick. I thought it was the diabetes, but in fact it was the food. Now I know that when I am eating properly I do feel good.

You are doing an amazing thing committing to this. Hopefully you will find out what you can eat to feel good. It sometimes takes desparation to change and "wake up" to what is important. 90 days in not impossible. But if you ARE doing an elimination diet then you need to not cheat. If you do let those foods in your system you will not be able to tell when you reintroduce a food if you are truly reacting to it on it's own.. or it is reacting to the "cheat" food you had.

As for "toxin binding drinks"..... I have my doubts. Sorry.... want to be supportive... just a little worried you are being taken advantage of. The liver is pretty good at taking toxins from our bodies. My understanding is vitamin C, water and fiber are the best things to assist. Cut out the alcohol, processed foods, junk. My spinach, lime, apple, coconut milk and ginger chunky made me FEEL great and refreshed and meets all the criteria. Then again (I feel like the angel and the devil on each shoulder) sometimes it is worth trying something new and getting out of our comfort zone and old bad habits. I should just keep my mouth shut and say woo hoo for trying so hard at this.

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LYNMEINDERS 8/23/2014 5:50AM

    Go you...
Its great when we feel better

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SUSIEPH1 8/23/2014 5:44AM

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GHOSTFLAMES 8/23/2014 5:36AM

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