Pre diagnosis I used to eat a varied and reasonably healthy diet including some meat and fish, fruit and vegetables, milk and cheese, nuts and seeds. All the main food groups. Yet 2 years ago i was found to be deficient in vitamins such as C and B6 and in magnesium and iron.
Since diagnosis, I changed my diet completely over a period of time excluding more and more foods so that my diet is now, in the main, a low fat, low protein raw vegan diet consisting largely of fruit vegetables, nuts and seeds. I also eat steamed greens and some cooked vegetables on occasion and also maybe some flat yeast free bread wraps and some houmous. Anything else such as an organic, free range, unfertilised egg,or a sliver of goat’s cheese is infrequent. My recent test results showed no deficiencies in any of my vitamins and minerals and my essential fatty acids are fine.
My dear skin,
I am so glad we finally understand each other and have become friends. You are the largest organ of my body and do a great job tirelessly. Thank you so much.
For years we fought each other. I fed you processed foods via my eating habits and in the name of beauty I bathed you and coated you in chemicals I had never heard of and certainly could not pronounce. You, for your part, reacted with rashes, eczema, spots, cracks, peeling nails, sore scalp, hair loss, itches and dryness. So I used more chemicals prescribed by my doctor and things just got worse between us. My skin specialist said you were a “no hoper”.
Now I eat right for you. You seem to like this high raw, low fat, largely vegan diet! No alcohol and drug free. We are getting there.
You also seem to appreciate the fact that I do not use any products on you much at all. I shaved off my hair and got rid of the hair dye for you in one go. - You used to react with red weals everywhere my dyed hair touched you. I dumped nail polish and you gave me healthy nails.. You like just occasional epsom salts in my daily bath and a little almond oil on my face. You allow Pit Rok salt spray as a deodorant. My scalp has only been bathed in water since Christmas and my hair is growing thicker again. My hair no longer falls out. My occasional face make up is chosen carefully and is clean and you tolerate it without fuss. I do not spend much at all on so called beauty products so you have saved me a fortune! You are a cheap date!
Wow what a difference! You glow now and you are blemish free… Everyone comments on how well I look - you mask my condition too well! No more dry elbows, no more painful cracks.
Sorry Skin, I did not understand you for the longest time …
I love our relationship now. Thank you for showing me the way..
At last I am at home and happy in you. Long may our new relationship last!
I'm starting an anti inflammatory diet...
It will be better for my body.
I already eat healthier than most women my age, but this diet will cater to my disability.
Yeah, I know most of my tumblr followers don’t know enough about me/care enough to actually know that I have a case of cerebral palsy (with other physical shit as well).
It’s a mild thing, but it still affects my daily life pretty badly when it wants to.
Soo here’s to being even healthier.
Anti-Inflammatory Macaroni & Cheese
Tonight I had an urge to treat my inner child…
I made macaroni & cheese with gluten free quinoa macaroni noodles, unsweetened almond milk, earth balance soy-free vegan butter, all natural goat’s milk white cheddar cheese, a little daiya vegan orange cheddar cheese, half an avocado, garlic & onion mrs. dash, sea salt & crushed green, pink & black peppercorns.
Granted… allergy free alternatives can be an acquired taste that usually take some transitioning to (“velveta shells & cheese” along with white “wonder bread” with mayonnaise were my go-to comforts growing up)
but I have ta say for a first try on a whim it certainly hit the spot.
It was the most expensive mac & cheese I’ve ever had ($8 for 4 servings of pasta and goat’s cheese). Everyone knows rule #1: don’t go shopping when you’re hungry lol; but well worth it for a serotonin splurge. I’m satisfied, but not “bloated” (every girl’s dream after eating pasta, no?) aaaand since the kid in me was SO good today I’m about to treat myself to a gluten & dairy free carrot cupcake. I’ve decided this is the birthday cake I want this year. Their “You Love Chocolate Chip” blonde cupcake is phenom. Admittedly, there is soy in their ingredient list… but got damn if it isn’t the best GFCF icing I’ve tasted so far… And best of all they’re local! <3
I’m beginning to feel like there is hope yet for this cook book of good tasting good for you foods…
…I did some research and found out there’s SEVERAL allergy free bakeries in the vicinity (a broad one at that…) including this enticing soy & dye free shope. Just what I
don’tneed haha. But really, if I wan’t to get more connected to good eats I need to surround myself with people who feel the same. My work isn’t far from a large farmer’s market- I really need to come up with some meal planning soon…and drink more water!
This anti-inflammatory diet ain’t doing nothing. As in, it’s not doing anything. As in, I want to eat cheese again and bacon and drink cider again.
I felt optimistic about it, and I know it has only been a week since Nick and I started, but I don’t feel any different than I did. There has been no improvement in any of my IBS/stomach symptoms at all, which is surprising. And my joints are just as flared up. Maybe I’m doing wrong? Maybe I wasn’t strict enough? Maybe I should go to the extremes and do absolutely NO dairy, absolutely NO caffeine, absolutely NO nightshade vegetables, absolutely NO sugar? Was I just not strict enough?
Or maybe it won’t make any difference at all. Which is what I think. I honestly don’t know what to do. Any thoughts? Opinions? Past experiences?