Sounds like a spam email, doesn’t it? I just wanted to post about my health since I haven’t done an update in a while about it.
I’ve dealt with stomach problems, lack of energy, and sleeping problems. My wife deals with chronic fatigue. The only doctor that has helped her is a local nutritionist so I decided to go to him to see what he had to say about me.
So back in March I visited him and he ran a couple tests and told me that I needed to get my gut back in shape. It was overrun with Candida (too much yeast). The only way to get rid of it was to starve it out. So what does it eat (or what did I not eat)?
- Fermented Foods
After a month of that I wasn’t any better at all. So he ran some food allergy blood test and found out I’m having hyper-sensitive reactions to:
- Navy Beans
How’s that for a list of foods you can’t eat? I’ve been able to reintroduce the yeast, sugar, carbs, and fermented foods, but I’m still off the others. Staying off beef is a pain, but not too hard. I just don’t order the steak! But it’s the wheat, dairy, and eggs that show up everywhere! What a pain.
My stomach is better. I still have some issues with sleep and energy. But because of the lack of carbs and better eating, I’ve lost at least 30 pounds.
One thing I’ve realized is there is only one way to lose weight: burn more calories than you take in. Sugars are energy and excess is stored as fat. Starve the body of sugars and it uses the fat. This was my formula. I didn’t plan to lose the weight, but I don’t mind.
I can eat a lot of good foods, that’s for sure. Patricia made a great gluten-free, casein-free Thanksgiving dinner for us (photos)! What’s frustrating is not eating some of the foods I really want – like pizza!
But hopefully next month I can reintroduce some of these foods back into my diet. The others will probably come back next summer.