I have not felt really good in some time.
Which changed to...
IT Band Syndrome
Hurt it trying to lift a flat of soda at Costco
Cold Lazer Therapy
Why do I seem so fragile?
I am a big, strong, substantial woman.
Middle of the summer I started to see a Chinese, Eastern Medicine Doctor.
Her medical advice.
She does not like to see her patients eating; Wheat, Dairy or Sugar.
For me she added Nightshades. That being vegetables and fruits in the nightshade family.
and a few other less common ones.
I started on this new idea about a month ago.
I am still not perfect.
She is right when she followed a line of questioning and came up with her solution.
Where does it hurt?
It is muscular and sort of centered in the tendons and ligaments and not necessarily the joint.
I was told by a western medicine P.A. that my hip joints are fine, so that makes sense. I also read that nightshades are bad for autoimmune disease, which Hashimotos is.
Toxins hold out in the muscles and the soft connective tissue.
She feels that changing my eating habits over time this will get corrected. At some point in the future I might be able to eat a moderate amount of nightshades.
I have to say. I am feeling better and I am not perfect on the eating plan yet.
The swelling in my lower legs is gone. I can see the bone of my shin all the way to my ankle.
That has to be at least a couple pounds of fluid retention and toxins, gone!
This Doctor is also a believer in home grown, organic and grass fed. I'll see how I can do it.
We do have a plan to raise more chickens for meat next year. I am not so sure about grass fed beef. We have bought it in the past and found it to be stringy and tough and not much flavor. We'll buy it sometimes and we never tried grass hamburger. That might be do-able for us. I find myself on frozen veggies, and even fresh, really ion everything I can, looking for the organic and comparing prices. I only reckon with the difference between conventional and organic. It is not that much.
I am finding recipes that work for us. Last night I made Julia Child's meatloaf. No tomato products. I changed out the bread crumbs with Scottish Oatmeal. I went light on the required cheddar cheese only because I feel it is a binding agent. Otherwise I would have left it out. This is one of the imperfections.
Sunday I made a Chicken Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Onions. Delish!
Waiting in the wings I have a recipe for Nectarine Chicken and Paleo Swedish Meatballs. I will serve the meatballs either on Spaghetti Squash or Rice Noodles or Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes. There really is many options. This is not that hard.
I don't even know if I have lost any weight eating this way. But my jeans are a bit looser, straight out of the dryer.
I am not doing this perfect, but a person has to start.
The most important part is to start.
Also, if you mess up, don't think of it as "well I'll do it right tomorrow".
It is one meal at a time, not one day at a time.
Be Well My Friends,
For The Love Of Health!