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cant see how this would work, but good luck



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Am trying an anti-inflammatory diet that is supposed to help with Lyme. It is basically Whole Foods. It cuts out dairy, wheat, corn, some nuts. Veggie heavy...Iím curious to see how this works.

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I've been reading everyone's posts and they are very interesting. I notice that eggs are in the "other proteins" category and are supposed to be limited to 1 or 2 per week. I have free-range hens and usually eat eggs frequently. Does anyone know if eggs are supposed to make inflammation worse? I'd like to be able to keep using them. Thanks in advance! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Just an off topic note - but wanting to share my milestone...

MAY 23 -- my FIVE year ANNIVERSARY of getting my heart stents

Celebrating with chocolate 72% and a couple new pieces of "Bling" [costume jewelry].

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Congrats on your success! Pain level reduction by half is really fantastic. :)

The most fascinating thing I've experienced since going AIF is--my sweet tooth was re-set! I don't even want to say how much fake sugar I'd been putting into myself before I started this. It was BAD.

Somehow, since I nixed Splenda and started AIF a couple weeks back, even the smallest amount of sweetness is noticeable to me again. Now and then I'll use a little honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar if it's called for in something I'm cooking. That's about it!

I'm ok with whole-grain gluten and even the occasional flour tortilla, but dairy products--except for a TBSP of cheese every now and then--really javascript:void(0)messes with my pain! I still eat meat, but less of it. I stay away from red meat. I'm betting that inflames in me as well.



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Yes, the anti-inflammatory food choices decreased my pain levels probably about half
- I am totally gluten free,
- very little refined sugar and NO aspartame and cut way back on all other "artificial sweeteners' - still enjoy stevia and small portion of local raw honey daily.
- mostly good-for-me-fats - cardio Dr. insists less than half may be saturated so I am learning.
- a year and a half of Dx of pre-diabetes has me watching carbs strictly now too.

Use of essential oils has also helped my comfort levels.


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Hi Everyone! Have you been able to reduce joint pain with an anti-inflammatory diet? I'm tired of injections in my hand and would like to avoid surgery.

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Writing and encouraging is important to any team - I want to encourage - start with the triangle - Start with the basics of simple clean foods, learn to love your berries in moderation,

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THE USA celebrates Thanksgiving this week - Turkey is cooked and caved into meal portions and tucked away for future meals except for our dinner for two. We will be home per our choice - life has been too frantically busy this year and last couple weeks especially with daughter's wedding and reception. So letting daughter enjoy her newly wed status with new extended family in the city and we will REST!!!!
Along with the turkey I will roast sweet potato and yam and enjoy fresh cranberry/raspberry relish, and pumpkin.flax seed muffins and scoop of vanilla ice cream for desert.

Keeping a good score for anti-inflammatory except for the commercial ice cream - just not up for making my own this time around.

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Good report Richard .

I think my life is going to slow down and let me concentrate on health and happiness more for a while

I follow Dr. Jockers emails and Facebook - always perk up when I see " anti-inflammatory diet " in his articles - thought I would share this today in relation to ADDH [attention deficite dis-ease hyperactivity] Anti-Inflammatory Diet:
An anti-inflammatory nutrition plan that is low in carbohydrate and rich in healthy fats and anti-oxidants is critical to preventing and treating ADHD. The brain is primarily water, fat and cholesterol. These are all key building blocks for promoting healthy brain function and rebuilding a damaged brain.
The proper nutrition plan to beat ADHD is rich in phytonutrient dense vegetables, healthy fat and clean protein sources. Healthy fat sources such as coconut, avocados, olive oil & sprouted nuts and seeds must take a central role in the diet to promote healthy brain function.


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for the last couple of weeks i have been on a 1200 calorie/day diet
the most successful week was the second 1
dropped weight
they say when starting a lower calorie diet
that there can be an initial buildup and generation of uric acid
this can play havoc with inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.
i found this too be true
in the second week with controlled daily fluids
this has now been flushed from my body
a consequence has been a lot less pain from arthritis
thought i should share this
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My experiment to eliminate stevia for a week did not show anything conclusive - except that I do like my saccharine based sweeteners of old!!! Much research says that the saccharine does spike blood sugars - but I;m not convinced for me personally - just trying to use less and less of the artificial or added sweeteners in general and not have such a sweet tooth - BALANCE comes into play again Ö have to balance what is good for us and what we are willing to give up and still enjoy life. Hard to sort it all out.
The Pre-Diabetic Dx is still nasty words in my ears and heart!!

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i use a saccharine solution as a sweetener for over 35 years
no problems with this



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thanks for all of that info
i think onions, grapes and chocolate are bad for dogs

not measuring my blood glucose i am intrested in foods that may be spiking it

currently am on a 1200 calories diet, eaten in an intermittent fasting program
1 of the purposes of this is to minimise blood glucose and insulin

hence interest in low glycemic foods
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Xylitol (sp?) is poisonous to pets...just an fyi. I always have to remember not to share treat with this with my pets. Even some peanut butters have it in there.

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

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I enjoyed reviewing this conversation - added celery and parlsey to my shopping list.
Any of the fruits that I love seem to spike me - But berries are ok in very small portions - I got another flat of 4 ounce mason jars to put 50 gm portions into will add small amount of kefir or
yogurt for my desserts this week.
I have become suspicious about being allergic to stevia - going to go week without using it - will use some _ilitol this week and watch for the all over itching and also watch the blood sugars and see if I notice changes in higher fasting blood sugars

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Bananas are the worst for spiking my blood glucose.

Any prepared drink with sugar is bad, too. I will fix coffee with cinnamon, cream and a little sugar on my own and be okay with it.

Yogurt normally spikes me, but I can have a cup of plain yogurt with a level tablespoon of jam and be ok.

I stay away from fruit juice, but will eat the actual fruit. A naval orange is good. I've learned to pair up a portion of fruit, like an apple, with cheese or peanut butter so my blood glucose won't spike as much.

It just depends.

I can't eat rice at all.

I can't eat cereal at all.

How about you? What works well for you?

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

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which would be the worst food and drink items for you?
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be helpful to know to avoid/minimise these



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I have in the past. It is helpful. Between that and blood glucose testing, I know what to avoid.

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

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do you assess the glycemic index of foods you eat?
this can also be affected by how it is prepared
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Yes, it's a complete protein--in such a nice, small package, too! :)

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

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the yolks are the most nutritious part too



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Prepackaged hollandaise sauce? I love the yolks!

I like an egg white veggie scrambled eggs though.

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Gluten free is working for me!

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some people mainly use egg whites
i wonder what happens to all the yolks?



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Luv celery! Luv cooking with both.

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parsley and celery help with inflammation



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Richard - so good to see your victories in the weight efforts - Happy for your health!!!

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If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

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on the IF diet
09/April 186.5kgs 410.3 pounds
14/April 182.5kgs 401.5 pounds
21/April 180.7kgs 397.5 pounds
29/April 180.6kgs 397.3 pounds
06/May 180kgs 396 pounds
Down 14.3 pounds from new-scales to date, lost 1.3 pounds since last week
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Richard, regarding gluten free and skin issues, I had a bad inflammatory back rash from when I was fourteen years old until I went gluten free a few years back. It was really itchy and uncomfortable. Decades of itching!

If I slip and eat gluten, the inflammatory rash comes back.

I still have dairy, but mostly in the form of whole milk, plain kefir. It helps my gut and helps me to build a stronger immune system. I have, at most, two exchanges (2 cups) of kefir per day. I like cinnamon sprinkled on mine.

Also, after going gluten free, I lost sixty pounds without even trying. I had tried to lose weight for ten years, but each time gained more. I could not get under 300 pounds no matter what, and reached a high of 345. I speculate that the gluten was causing an inflammatory reaction in my body, and not just on my back.

I lose weight slowly, but tend to keep it off. If I eat gluten, the weight starts increasing quickly, even if the calories stay the same.

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

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Thx for the info about the book, Janet. I will check it out!

Great going, Linda! I have found more free time to do a little art work instead of grazing my night away.

I've been through lots of plateaus, Richard. I find it helpful to focus on my healthy routines, instead of the number on the scale. I had so much to loose....

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Gluten free is working for me!

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After an initial quick loss, I have now hit a plateau
09/April 186.5 410.3 pounds
14/April 182.5 401.5 pounds
21/April 180.7 397.5 pounds
29/April 180.6 397.3 pounds

Due in someways by varying my eating pattern
Whilst I am trying to follow 22 + 2 on occasions I may break my fast period with a row of dark chocolate or a drink of tomato juice.
It really is necessary to have a minimum 12 hour break from eating for the body to go into a fat-burning cycle.
For you prediabetics out there this also helps increase insulin sensitivity and stabilise blood glucose levels.
I in no way follow the very low levels of calories on the low days of alternate fasting.
My calorie range tends to vary between 1400 and 1800+ of a day.

Years ago when I was working I found that I could lose several kilos in a few days by just having 1 meal a day.
My eating habits back then were atrocious, because it was also very easy to include frequent bouts of fast food.

For many years I have struggled with my weight and in the past was predominantly calorie-based.

It is only in recent times with research of different health related articles that I have been able to establish that eating patterns were important

I always knew from the time of when I was a child that in times of food rationing , health and life expectancy went up.

My brother and sister inlaws both had good success with the 5 + 2 diet when it was released.

I had no success sticking to this and only ever lost weight when I was on a VLCD diet(very low calorie diet) Even with this I was never able to stick with this for a long period.

Now I found this IF is a convenient way of eating and also makes it very easy to track food consumption compared with if someone was grazing all day.

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Thanks for your comment on the blog.
Great to know you are having success.
Feel free to join the subgroup and encourage others with your experiences
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A very simple Intermittent fasting plan has been good for me too - I am approaching it gently and feeling good about it thus far - greatest benefit has been the cutting out evening and night time snacks or even binges!! Just the reminder that I am fasting for 12 or more hours is a reminder to just drink clean water nd be content. Much less craving of sugars and more content with simple foods.

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since commencing intermittent fasting I have been losing weight and having less inflammation and swelling is going down.
Inflammation can be a function of obesity.
IF allows the stabilisation of blood glucose and less insulin spikes and fat mobilisation.
Although it is early days, I have had a lot of success so far, as have friends on an IF subgroup I have set up.(check out my latest IF Blog)
So it is not only the foods we eat but simple eating patterns help too.
An extended period of not eating allows waste products to be more effectively flushed from the body. Things such as uric acid are a function of our metabolism and this product in particular can can all sorts of joint problems and swelling.
By not constantly throwing a new supply of food into our gut and drinking plenty of lo-cal or no-cal fluids, waste products are more effectively eliminated, rather than being continually replenished.
Call it a holiday for your body.
Cheers Richard



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@LINDAF49 Iíve been dealing with inflammation issues and neuropathy issues too. Surgery proposed but donít need anymore and have made significant progress with low carb diet. I read Sugar Crush by Dr Jacoby and am implementing this. Discussion on meds, food pyramid and more was shocking. Highly recommend this read. Carbs=sugar, sugar swells nerves, impact is to nerves and other organs. Basically reduce this and you feel better. Iím finding this to be true.

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Good info = will study it some more and take notes - thanks for sharing!

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a good article

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The main thing with beans is to ensure they are cooked when eaten, not raw.
Most canned beans are good.
Soybeans contain complete amino acids and can be used as a substitute for meat.
Other red-colored beans are a good source of anti-oxidants.
Fish is a good substitute for meat especially oily fish like mackerel, salmon etc
if going meat-free take a B12 vitamin supplement
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Oh my goodness - my brain fog is still too thick to comprehend your readings... sounds so complicated - I really want to just keep the inflammation down from heart and joints and have had good luck with pyramid food choices - but now there are so many pyramids and many do not agree - My main question is in the lectins discussions...especially in all the legumes that I had thought were good for us - can someone sort that out and explain if they are a good or a bad? I am eating lot of meat proteins and would like to rely more of the legumes if that is a good thing for my body. Areas of concern for me : cardio with stents, no gluten due to celiac, fibro is inflammation in and of itself and is cause of my neuropathy supposedly, then arthritis of hip and knees in particular. Experience out there is helpful for my comprehension of needs and wants.

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The following thread is well-worth a read
Cheers Richard

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auto-immune diseases can be inflammatory too
some people report relief by eliminating dairy
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Hi 3-Veggies, welcome - I googled the Sugar crush books and added summary in lower forum of different sources. sound pretty routine - a few different slants on things - I always enjoy a new read - find it encouraging and re-inforcing of the efforts I am already involved in.

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@Lindarf49 iím Interested too in what is working for people to reduce inflammation. I just read the book Sugar Crush by Dr. Jacoby after it flipped open to a chapter about nerve inflammation. Great read and I recommend for all. I thought Iíd eliminated sugar months ago going to Whole Foods. He says drop the grains and fruits too for the most part..most dairy also..unless Whole milk, raw or grass fed. Iím not quite there be a Use I like lemon or a little apple in my green smoothie..but am targeting 50 carbs. This is very low. Challenging, but I do feel better. I highly encourage each of you to read this book.

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rissoles are like a pattie, "meatball" sometimes thick and not flattened out.



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Richard - I had to look up rissoles - still not sure - are they in a crust like a turn over or little pie, or are they like a pattie, "meatball" flattened out? Do you deep fry, bake or pan fry?

New term to this simple USA gal.

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had 2 salmon and potato rissoles yesterday
roast lamb and roast veges for tonight
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I had the most nummy salmon for breakfast - local caught and cared for by friend that shared it with us - so delicious! Makes me want to look harder at the idea of wild salmon is worth the cost - this was just a small portion 2 oz on the scale! and so delicious.

Sure wish this team could be more active in sharing what is working for each of us in the anti-inflammatory world - I think it is so important and yet I don't consistently post either - Just eating healthier for the fact it is always in the back of my mind in my choice making. Glad it is here

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Thankful for new week - have been enjoying strawberries that were on sale this week - soooooo good - I am done with jury duty and ready for 10 day count-down to travel to see a son we have been estranged from for 12 years - the last 8 totally silent - will also meet a grandson. I haven't flown for about 15 years and looking forward to it!!

I will travel two days [car, bus and plane]; visit two days in Anchorage, Alaska; and two days travel back home by plane, bus and car with visits to daughter in the middle of each travel time - going to be quite the adventure. Planning to eat very simple foods, gluten free for celiac will be the greatest challenge and then fresh, whole foods as much as is possible.

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I don't know where this week went - but it has most certainly went!!

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ordered some waterchestnut bulbs, how do I grow/ propagate these?



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Richard - I'm encouraged by your weight loss - I understand the ups and downs through the year but always good when we can see a net loss from year to year to year. You have been a great encourager to my efforts to eat more healthy this year - even thought the weight loss is small and slow, I am thankful that I know I am much healthier than I was at the beginning of this year ... and a GREAT deal more healthy than I was in June of 2014 when I got my heart stents. Anti-inflammatory food choices takes the ruling part over other changes on my diet - though I am working the hardest on LOW CARB right now, it is still always in the framework of anti-inflammatory foods choices. Blessings for your New Year.

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down to 360 pounds FROM 367 pounds last week

01/Jan 167kgs 367.4 pounds
23/Sept 174.5 383 pounds (SO BIGGEST LOSS FOR THE YEAR WAS 23 pounds)
down 7.4 pounds from the beginning of the year

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Meribeth - the sweater is cute - would enjoy one in dark Christmas red!! HaHaHa

Richard I think eczema has many sources/causes - gluten free for celiac has definitely cleared my skin of general rashes, scaley crud etc but don't know if that is true eczema. Also increasing amount of healthy fats - olive and coconut oils and nuts- has also helped the dry flakey skin esp of my face.

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Just in-time for holidays. Woman created "Leave me alone" sweater.
Saw it on CHEW today.
Works for "done with holiday eating"! emoticon "Bad hair day?"
If it had eye holes I'd wear for MN cold windy days. My nose gets so red and frozen
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doing some browsing, i came across claims that both a gluten and dairy-free diet can cure eczema.
Anyone know about this?
Cheers Richard



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Thanks Richard, I took a peak and sent her a note - I am overwhelmed with too many things to think about with my eating so not wanting to join more teams but also fascinated with some of her notes. I will take time and keep checking in with you all

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Linda, in the Flexitarian team there is a thread about what people eat each day

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For inspiration on what to eat I invite you to look at the link above.
The member GLORIAMAJDI is always posting something interesting and healthy

Cheers Richard

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Smiling at your note Richard. Purple is my favorite color!!! So what is in today's smoothie?
We have opposite seasons I think - We had snow yesterday so I am experimenting with hot drinks - adding protein powder and dark chocolate powder to coffee, tea, hot milk ..nothing fantastic but having some fun with foods - bone broths and soups. just a little something different each day.

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drinking a big batch of more purpley-colored smoothie at present



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Hi Linda here are some recipes for smoothies and more
a health-conscious friend sent me this



www.rebootwithjoe.com/category/blog/
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cipes/smoothies/

here are some of the benefits of smoothies, including anti-inflammatory


davyandtracy.com/green-smoothies/gre
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here is the link to a Sparkpeople Smoothie team if anyone is interested


www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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No veggie smoothies - I am not eating as many veggies as I should - just have never liked them - those I do get in must be suate'd or chop/grate very fine as no chewing teethe -

Smoothies I think of needing greens which are very expensive here in the fall winter months which we are into now - so I lean more on those veggies I have frozen from our gardens in the summers. Share a few of your favorite combos and maybe I will be encouraged to try some.

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anyone else been doing vege smoothies?
Cheers Richard



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I have been following Dr Gundry's Plant Paradox (anti-inflammatory/lectin) diet since april/2017. I am no longer taking any over the counter pain medications like ibuprofen, tylenol, naproxen, etc.. nor do I take any allergy meds anymore.. zyrtek and benadryl. My husband is off his diabetes and diuretic medications.
I can not agree with your conclusion about lectins.










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Ahhhhhh - my own little grocery store and a cart of spinach, mixed salad greens, mushrooms, grapes, celery, apple, avocado, eggs, plain chicken breasts, frozen mix veggies and then splurge of ice cream for the hubby.
Looking forward to simple eating and exercising more - so nice to walk around the house without getting out of breath!!!
Tomorrow is to cardiac doctor 4 hours journey to and from Looking forward to clean bill of health and encouragement in weight loss but not scoldings. Wondering about evaluating the lungs after this trip but not going to ask for it.

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I agree - even my work routine makes healthy eating easier...

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

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also can be difficult
when entertaining people at home
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It is harder when out and about.

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If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison


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Half way through this month of away from home, vacation eating and lack of routine and unexpected limit to physical activity due to high altitude and trouble breathing.

Food control is also harder when in other people's homes and eating what is set before me - sticking to my basic goals of no candy bought or eaten, healthy food choices will presented, portion control and no seconds of even the favorite traditional foods being offered. I suspect I have gained some weight but still able to get into my tighter jeans so am thankful.

Needing anti-inflammatory emphasis and will be thankful when home for the better food choices - added some olive oil to GF oatmeal for breakfast this morning. Plus offered blueberries. And two eggs each morning.


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That sounds yummy.

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison


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Hope to get time to share more in the future - finding a mixture of tonic water and tart cherry juice is helping with minimizing leg cramps during the night.

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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Thanks, Richard!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

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"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

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lowering lectins

gundrymd.com/remove-lectins/



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There is a lot of talk about lectins, these days.(mostly associated with nightshades)
They are reputed to damage the gut lining in some people and cause anything from an auto-immune response to inflammation thru the gut damage that they supposedly cause.

What I have been able to garner from all the plethora of information, is that:
Lectins are a component of plant cell walls, They may be found in higher concentrations in seeds and skin.
Lectins can break down with cooking.
Italians have been using tomatos, chiefly without seeds or skin to make tomato sauce, practically since tomatos were introduced to their part of the world.
Irish people had potatoes(also a member of the nightshade family) as a National staple food without ill effects.
The National food of the British used to be codfish and chips.
Here in Australia Fish and Chips was a Friday night dinner thanks to the influence of a large number of Catholics here.
The first fast foods usually included chips as a side dish.
Packaged salted potato crisps were among the first snack foods.

Thruout all of the instances above there was not an associated epidemic of skin or auto-immune disease.

My conclusion is that unless anyone is actually allergic to tomatos or other nightshades, that there may be other factors such as refined carbohydrate or obesity contributing to inflammation.
Certainly, there is a lot of new news talking about the helpfulness of probiotics, prebiotics,fermented foods as being adjuncts in helping digestion.

Cheers Richard




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