I wish I could say I haven't gotten sick. I did good for the first 5 months then we went to Jamaica. I stayed on my diet pretty well there, but wasn't able to stick to my juicing and the ticket girl at the airport as we returned was obviously sick. A couple of days later I came down with a cold that has yet to go away (over 2 weeks). I finally went to the Dr today.
DRUNKITTY2000 - Congrats on discovering what is right for your body. I hear that people who go off gluten can find themselves sensitive to corn, rice, and other grains. I'm glad that you are feeling better. That documentary inspired me as well and started me on my journey. I don't juice like he did, but I have an amazing smoothie made with fruit and veggies that I drink/eat almost everyday. Like you, every since cutting out gluten and most dairy from my diet, the difference has been outstanding. In addition to energy, I also haven't gotten sick. Once! That's a new one for me.Usually I got sick (cold, flu, fibro symptoms flaring up) 2-3 times per year. That alone is worth the price of admission...Lol.
Food sensitivities can certainly add to the mix, and you're proof, m'dear! LOL
We all have it a bit differently (just our genetic makeup, probably! LOL) and diet is one of the areas where it's really easy to experiment and find out if there's something contributing...
I have other issues besides the fibro, that dictate pretty much what I can and can't eat. Makes it a real challenge... LOL
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm! P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
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Just stumbled upon SparkPeople again after years away. I've been dealing with Fibro for about 3 years now, however I can honestly say that the last couple of months I have felt almost normal again.
January 1 I made a major change to my diet. I'd spent the last half of 2011 with terrible IBS and I was ready to do anything to make it go away. I'd had many people try to suggest that a diet change might help but I just ignored them. After watching the documentary "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead", I decided to give juicing a try. So for the first week of January that's what I did, nothing but juice. Despite suffering from a terrible cold at the same time, I felt better than I had in a long time. I had more energy that I'd had in a couple of years. Shortly before that I'd gone in for food sensitivity testing and the results came back that I was sensitive to all the big ones - dairy, wheat,yeast & eggs. So I cut out all dairy, gluten & eggs. After the week of just juice, I added in eating fruits and veggies for a week, before adding meat and nuts the following week. Then I tried rice and found out that it really bothered my stomach, so I left it out too.
Now, I stick to a diet of mainly fruits and veggies with meat a few times a week. I found that too much meat just stops me up and makes me feel yucky. I avoid pretty much all processed foods and I feel much better for it. I still have bad days occasionally, but they are more rare than my really good days used to be. Most of the time now, I'm able to just go and do like I used to, no more wasted weekends on the couch. We even went to Jamaica last month where my "done" list each day was making some of my healthy friends cringe.
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