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sonee123
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I want to know!

For the past two weeks i have changed my diet.

Can't stay away from bread so i eat

Whole grain bread
Vegetables
Protein
lentils, beans
I TRY very hard to not intake no sugar but slip here and there very minimum!

I have been juicing alot
Pineapple is a must-it's anti-inflammatory and helps my stomach
Red Beets-good for detoxing liver and kidneys
Carrots
Apple

Drink about 4 glasses of fresh juice a day.

I want to know what are you doing to heal your body?

I take Cumanda 5 drops in a water along with Cats Claw.

Supplements include
Vitamin D
B12
MULTI
Omega3
C

Thats all.

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May God Bless you, answer your prayers, relieve you of your pain and make you stronger than what you are today. Ameen.

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I'm not the best example. If I spend too long on the diet I start to go crazy. I hate diets.

When I stick to it, here is what I recommend:

-Ezekiel Bread - not made from flour. Very good. Low glycemic. Recommended by Dr. S.
-Meats, veggies
-I eat corn chips and no sugar added ice cream
-I eat quinoa pasta
-lots of eggs

I do cheat 1-2 (lately more) x / week. Friday's, I pretty much eat anything I want. Pizza, etc.

I am on a ton of antifungals. Nystatin, GSE, Oil of Oregano, Olive Leaf Extract.

Not the best example, but I've not had any problems thus far (knock on wood.)

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5/10 dx'd, after 3 months numerous test and doctors

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Jamers
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I just started doing research today on how to help heal naturally.

I haven't started anything yet, but I am..

Avoiding:
-Wheat
-dairy
-Sugar

Supplementing:
-B complex
-Fish oil
-Multi
-Magnesium
-Vit D
-Vit C

Interested In:
-Cleanses
-Exercise
-Colonics
-Apple Cider Vinegar
-Juicing
-Herbs...eventually

Sonee123-Do you juice the above fruits only? What else do you mix in?

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Pos. Babesia Duncani March 2011, Igx.
Clinical diagnosis for Bartonella

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sonee123
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Jadams,

I do mix in apples pears and oranges here and there. However i try to juice at least half a pineapple a day.

Search on pineapple it is very beneficial for us because it has bromelin that helps reduce inflammation.

I am no where near expert in diet yet so thats why i need help pulling this togather!

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I am not a good example but have tried the sugar, dairy, gluten free diet for about 3 months and was very good about what I ate.

I couldn't tell any difference so now I am eating healthy but about anything I want except bad carbs.
Eating small portions about 6 times a day if I feel up to it. On bad days I have a protein drink.

This seems to be working for me, no miracles but wasn't expecting any . I do feel some better since eating a regular diet.

Have a phone consult with my LLMD next week so will see what she has to say.

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I have been eating gluten-free, low carb for six years.
I started low-carb because at the time I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and low-carb is the recommended diet for that.

It helped decrease my neuropathy pain, got rid of my heartburn, decreased my high blood pressure, and improved my cholesterol numbers and so I stuck with it. For me suger/starch = PAIN. It's not a diet, it's the way I eat to feel better and I will always follow this way of eating.

I eat low-starch veggies, animal protein, and lots of good fats.

I eat some fruit in season from local organic farmers, but I don't drink any juice - way too much sugar.

I sometimes eat seed grains like quinoa.
I don't drink milk, but do occasionally eat some cultured dairy like yogurt, cream cheese, or sour cream. And lovely butter, of course.

No wheat or other cereal grains, rice, potatoes, or corn.

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"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art" - LaRochefoucauld

Lyme neuro symptoms for 20+ years.
Infected in Maryland.
Diagnosed with Lyme Jan 2011. (previously diagnosed with CFS, Fibro, peripheral neuropathy)

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For those of you who are interested, I started a gluten-free thread (Please Post Your Favorite GLuten Free Recipes! Or some title like that) in the general support section.

People linked a lot of good websites and gave some really good recipes, ideas,etc.

I think it's really important to make our diet truly exciting or we won't stick with it.

To make my diet of veggies, brown rice, fish and turkey or chicken, and very little meat, exciting....

I do Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern dishes (love Paula Wolfertz's cookbook The Cooking of the Eastern Mediterranean, fabulously flavorful with herbs that taste divine and really aid digestion a lot!)

I try not to do much sugar but find that I have to cheat on occasion, or I won't stick with it. Of course I don't have Candida either so that's a whole other story.

SOmething that really does taste like icecream:

Freeze a peeled bananas. Whizz in the blender. That's it.

I add....yogurt, milk, frozen blueberries or mango or other favored fruit....it comes out just like a thick milkshake and really does taste like icecream when using the banana at the base! (Bananas are high in starch which converts to sugar in the body fyi. But its sweet taste also comes from FOS fructo oligo saccharides which feed friendly bacteria, another fyi. I don't overdo it but on occasion I think it's fine).

I have read that people with mild or moderate hypoglycemia can tolerate some molasses where diabetics wouldn't. My blood sugar is normal but sometimes if I am craving a sweet, I will heat up soy milk with chai spices or cinnamon and sweeten it with molasses. The combination tastes nice.

Stevia is anti-fungal and countries who eat it show the lowest rates of diabetes and hypoglycemia world-wide, according to several sources I have read. An acquired taste though and I don't really like it to be honest.

I use agave nectar only on occasion. I find my body responds better to it than to sugar or honey, but it has some drawbacks and should be used carefully. It's higher in fructose than corn syrup, does contribute to diabetes in the end despite being (technically) low-glycemic, and can irritate the gut lining/raid vitamin K in the body. So I use it only on occasion, but I figure moderate or small amounts are okay, so long as no blood sugar imbalance is present.

The fact is that sugar affects immunity and suppresses it for three hours after consumption of sugar. I have a hunch it might feed spirochetes too, just like Candida. I could be wrong.

Does anybody know if sugar feeds spirochetes?

I just know that some symptoms act up if I eat sugar, so I only do it on occasion.

Best wishes, CI

PS I don't go near gluten for the life of me. Severe nerve inflammations that just wouldn't go away....did....within a week of getting off gluten. Act up every time I am on it. I won't touch it. I agree, it's a lifestyle change for health reasons, not merely a diet for the sake of a diet. Brava RubyJ!

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PS Last but not least, at least as important as avoiding sugar:

In any healing program, or just life generally, I think to eat pesticide-free is *critically* important to health. It's not an accident that 40% of our nation will have cancer at some point in their life, of whom 21% die of it each year. This does not come from nowhere.

****Chemicals are the worst for inhibiting immunity, gland function and the nervous system each alike.****

The specialist who healed me more than 25 years ago of environmental illness, stressed as part of the protocol that to rejuvenate immunity, you need to balance the endocrine system over-all but also thyroid and adrenals figured prominently. As part of rejuvenating immunity. Chemicals are the worst, he said, for inhibiting both (and other things too).

Part of any immune system get well program should stress pesticide-free eating no matter what.

(The bees also are not seen to be dying off in nearly the kinds of record numbers where they are accessing pesticide-free plants, as those which feed on pesticides. The latter community is dying off at rapid rates, and could affect planetary survival. So to eat organic or pesticide-free is a survival issue at this point).

People also might want to know that plastics leach PVC's into our foods which are endocrine disruptors, mimicking estrogen and clinging to fatty tissue (like brain cells) and thereby contributing to breast cancer. If microwaving foods, remove shrink wrap and the plastic tray, use pyrex or porcelain dish and avoid foods which have been heated in contact with plastic.

I try not to buy bottled liquids in plastic but instead opt for those items sold in glass bottles (juices et al) if I can. The heat is the worst PVC releaser but I have a hunch ---based on the taste of older bottled water---that PVCs leach out from cold too if stored long enough. Careful.

Remember that endocrine disruptors will affect immunity too, not only the endocrine glands.

WARNING: According to several physicians whose articles and books I have read, aspartame has been correlated with brain tumors. Not funny! Other artificial sweeteners are seen to contribute to fibromyalgia and varying types of cancer. We may just be better off with sugar than with artificial sweeteners, so long as we are not diabetic or hypoglycemic and don't have Candida. Stevia is a safe alternative if you can stand the taste of it, actually aids blood sugar balance and is anti-fungal, according to the same physicians whose books/articles I have read.

Best wishes, CI

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Yes I get pain almost immediately after eating sugar- mostly in my neck but then joints, chest, etc.

So "if" I eat anything with sugar I know I will be paying for it shortly after.

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I'm almost finished reading The Body Ecology Diet and am going to try and follow the diet the best I can. I already started with the kefir but I really don't like the taste!

It was suggested in the book to add some non-alcoholic vanilla and stevia to the kefir, to taste, when giving it to children. But I drink it that way too! Much easier to tolerate imo.

I'll be making the cultured veggies tomorrow. I don't know what they are going to taste like but I'll let everyone know how I make out when I finally try them.

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I agree with chiquita. That is what I try to follow. It must be a lifestyle change, not a diet. That means forever. There is no going back.

I have not had sugar in over three years or red meat in 2 and a half.
I do have small amounts of honey and maple syrup. The more vegetarian your diet the healthier you will be assuming you are eating unprocessed unrefined foods with a large variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and seeds.
I am trying to grow more of my own food so it is organic.

When I bake I use half almond flour, half whole wheat with little or no honey. Banana is a great sweetener. I add a lot of nuts to everything I bake.

My favorite summer treat is to blend frozen blueberries, half a banana and organic yogurt. It comes out like ice cream. To make a sorbet I replace the yogurt with pomegranate juice.

Another rare treat is to melt unsweetened chocolate, add enough honey to make it very dark chocolate candy and drizzle it over almonds.

I do not eat potatoes as they are high on the glycemic index. Instead I eat brown rice, quinua, black rice, wild rice, barley etc.
Sweet potatoes or yams are very sweet and good for your health.

Quinua is great. Only takes 15-20 minutes to cook and is a complete protein.

I make my own granola from oatmeal, ground flax, nuts, seeds, coconut oil and a very small amount of honey. This is incredible with yogurt and fresh or thawed berries.

Speaking of all this, I forgot to eat and am hungry!

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Sonee, you might want to try juicing some green veggies instead of all those fruits and root vegetables. Carrot, apple, beet, and especially pineapple are EXTREMELY high in sugar!

I know lots of doctors actually recommend avoiding pineapple for this reason.

When we juice, we do a combo of kale, celery, cucumber, lemon, and green apple (less sugar). It's an acquired taste but it's so good for you, and far less sweet.

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Atkins diet - so meat, fish, cheese, eggs, veggies, salad, oils, 'bread' made with ground flax seed, limited fruit, unsweetened almond milk. Have lost that bloated feeling, am loosing weight slowly and steadily and have lost that terrible overwhelming urge to eat sugar and refined carbs.
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CI-
From what I have read sugar does feed sprirochetes, in addition to weakening immunity. Apparently, white bread and flour products and possibly red meat also feed the critters.

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Gluten free,dairy free,no:aspartam,msg,was off coffee since Sept. ,back on a small cup a day.

Lots of raw greens,brown rice and beans,meat and fruit.Vegetable juice like crazy ,love the salt.

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