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  • #31
    Day 10:

    Wow, when i started i was nervous about how i would get on, worried i'd cave in, and i am so pleased with myself that i've got to day 10 with no hiccups

    Food today:
    B- bacon, pork chop, mushroom, fried egg
    L- steak, mushroom, onion, kale and broccoli
    T- chilli (mince beef, onion, mushroom, garlic, tinned tomatoes, chilli powder) with broccoli

    I work at an animal rescue centre on a Sunday (mainly cats, dogs, rabbits). We're not allowed to have meat on the premises (vegans have a high presence here!) Last week i took a banana and some strawberries with me to eat and i got a sugar crash so i know that's not enough to get me through. My OH suggested i take some chicken and leave it in the car and just go and sit in my car and eat it on my break, i think i'll try this. The carnivorous outcast! hehe

    I've been tracking on paleotrack since i started and intend to keep this up for a month so i've got good reference material. I may well keep it up longer than this. It just helps me to get an idea of carb values. Plus i'm tracking my weight so it'll be good to look back on if it's not working properly.

    Hope everyone has had a good day?
    xx

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    • #32
      Originally posted by hulahoop View Post
      Yes, i started magnesium supplements last week, although i'm not sure of the dose, it was a 'one a day' tablet. My head isn't any better yet but i'm hoping that will come in time...really really hoping!!!
      It is a bit difficult trying to figure out just how much. I take 400 mg twice a day for a total of 800 mg, but most people are horrified by that much. I've tried taking less and it just doesn't do me any good. I think it's a VERY individual thing, but you'll get the hang of it!
      Durp.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by RitaRose View Post
        It is a bit difficult trying to figure out just how much. I take 400 mg twice a day for a total of 800 mg, but most people are horrified by that much. I've tried taking less and it just doesn't do me any good. I think it's a VERY individual thing, but you'll get the hang of it!
        Thanks for the encouragement Ritarose!

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        • #34
          Originally posted by hulahoop View Post
          I stumbled upon this website on my quest to eat healthier foods and banish chemicals from my diet.

          I currently suffer with:
          chronic migraine
          restless leg syndrome
          sinus problems
          depression and anxiety
          hayfever and asthma

          I am 36 and live in the UK. I am 5'4" and currently 179.5lb.

          For the last 8 years i have been on various medication for my migraines and have tried nerve block injections and botox on the scalp. I think i have exhausted every medication in my neurologist's arsenal.

          I have tried to discuss food and chemicals as triggers but my neurologist is skeptical of its role so i'm on my own in this quest now. I definitely get a migraine if i consume MSG or sulphites. Recently i have noticed these chemical poisons are in far more foods than i thought!! Over the last year i have eaten a lot better and veg plays a large part in my diet as it is. Looking to clean up the rest of my diet i've found my way here and like what i'm reading.

          It is encouraging to read that migraines have disappeared for some sufferers. Migraines have ruled my life since i was 16 so if i am able to change the hold they currently have on me i would be very very happy.

          I have had depression and anxiety on and off for a few years, i think the migraines are a big factor in this. It is very hard to keep going some days with the pain. On any day where i have a clear head (not very often), i feel like a new woman! Who knows what i could achieve if this way of eating had a positive effect!

          I apologise if i have gone on about medical conditions, i'm just setting the scene and saying how it is. I'm not defined by medical conditions!

          I'm hoping to start this way of eating in the next couple of days. I'm just trying to find someone in this area who sells nitrate free bacon and my planning will be complete.

          If anyone has any tips then please feel free to share. Thanks for reading to the end of my long post xx
          You are suffering from severe iodine deficiency. You are severely deficient because of Bromide in food, Fluoride in water & Chlorine poisoning replaces iodine in your body. You need to take the Dr. Brownstein Iodine Protocol to detox your body and restore iodine to your cells. Every cell in your body requires iodine for good health.

          Symptoms of iodine deficiency:
          =======================
          Cholesterol levels increased (1) * Cysts of skin, breast & ovaries (2,9)
          * Cold intolerance (cold hands & feet) (1) * Concentration decreased [brain fog] (1)
          * Constipation (1) * Depression (1)
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          * Dry skin (1) * Dry Mouth
          * Dry Eyes * Excessive sleepiness (1)
          * Fatigue (1) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome * Fibromyalgia (4)
          * Fluid Retention (4) * Graves’ Disease (4)
          * Hair Loss (10) * Headaches (11)
          * Heart rate slowing (1) * Hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, Hashi’s (4, 9)
          * Immune system reduced function (4) * Insomnia (4)
          * Keloids (9) * Memory Poor (12)
          * Miscarriages & Low Baby IQ * Mental Retardation
          * Muscle Cramps, Pain (1,4) * Parotid duct stones.(12) * Puffiness around the eyes (1) * Stomach Problems
          * Sweating reduced or gone(1) * Swelling of the legs (edema) (1) * Temperature drop in body temp (1) * Thyroid cysts (Goiters) (2,3) * Weakness (12) * Weight gain (1)
          THERE ARE MUCH MORE - 181 Symptoms ! ! ! Consequences of Iodine Deficiency

          Symptoms from SEVERE Iodine Deficiency
          ===========================
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          * Pelvic pain (5,6) * PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) (5,6)
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          * Prostate problems including Cancer (7,8) * testicular cancer (7,8)
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          1) Iodine Therapy
          (2) Thyroid Cyst Symptoms | eHow.com
          (3) Iodine Cures
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          (5) Iodine Deficiency and Estrogen Dominant Diseases - Jorge D. Flechas, MD - YouTube
          (6) Iodine for Health by Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD
          (7) Cancer and Iodine - The Iodine Project
          (8) Iodine Deficiency - An Under-Recognized Epidemic
          (9) Dr. James Howenstine -- Iodine is Vital For Good Health
          (10) Iodine and Hair Loss: Is There A Connection? | Natural Health & Organic Living Blog
          (11) Dr. James Howenstine -- Iodine is Vital For Good Health
          (12) Iodine deficiency symptoms and benefits | Foods containing Iodine | Overdose Symptoms
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          See this link for Dr. written articles and instruction to take iodine & required supplements.
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          Grizz
          Last edited by Grizz; 05-13-2012, 11:09 AM.

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          • #35
            Wow thanks Grizz, i will most definitely look into this.

            Yesterday was Day 11:

            B-pork loin chop, scrambled egg, onion, mushroom and bacon
            S- chicken
            L- small portion of left over chilli
            S- banana
            T - roasted chicken and veg done in olive oil and cajun spices - asparagus, onion, garlic, mushroom, courgette, tomato, leek and yellow pepper

            My restless legs were really bad last night but i think it's because i took some painkillers for a sore head yesterday.

            I worked at the rescue centre yesterday and made my excuses at lunchtime. I went and sat in the car to eat my chicken and didn't take my eyes off the rear view mirror in case there was a vegan advancing my way. The chicken kept me going though so i'll do that again next week.

            My head isn't any better so far..

            I use vaseline lipbalm on my lips and have done for years. I think i'm going to wean myself off it though, the ingredients are just pure petrolatum. That just doesn't sound nice does it? It's a derivative of crude oil. Nice. I must have swallowed tonnes of it over the years....

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            • #36
              I'm in the UK but not found nitrate free bacon yet. I'm going to be checking out a local meat co-op near me in the next couple of weeks. Whereabouts in the UK are you? I'm in Berkshire if that helps.
              My photo diary of my primal diet on wordpress

              My primal journal on MDA.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Silky View Post
                I'm in the UK but not found nitrate free bacon yet. I'm going to be checking out a local meat co-op near me in the next couple of weeks. Whereabouts in the UK are you? I'm in Berkshire if that helps.
                I'm in the North West. Ooh good luck trying to find some, let me know how you get on! I've given up in butchers and supermarkets, it's just not happening. There are a couple of farmer's markets around here which i could try... You can get it online but the delivery charge pushes the price up: Organic nitrate free and dry cured bacon - buy online - Organic Meat & Food @ Laverstoke Park | Products | Laverstoke Park Farm

                Good luck!!

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                • #38
                  Day 12:

                  B- pork loin chop, mushroom, onion, scrambled egg
                  L- roast chicken, avocado, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, spring onion, radish
                  T - left over beef chilli, roast chicken, broccoli
                  S- small banana

                  My head wasn't too bad yesterday. I tried a tsp of honey before bed (as suggested by Jammies above) and my legs weren't so bad, i got off to sleep quicker (thanks Jammies!)

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                  • #39
                    Day 13:

                    B- bacon, fried egg and mushrooms
                    L- chicken, avocado, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, spring onion, radish
                    S- banana
                    T - lamb steak with broccoli and white cabbage
                    S - left over chicken

                    We played badminton this afternoon which was fun! Except for the fact that my wrist was sore after 20 minutes (i always belt it harder than is needed!) so i was trying to play with my other hand... I always get a red face when exercising, quite badly, but today i was so hot the red flush went all up my arms as well, quite a sight!! My OH barely broke into a sweat

                    I have kept drinking diet vimto (fruit juice) over the last 2 weeks because parting with this has felt too much to bear! I don't drink tea or coffee so i've always been a juice drinker. It has got aspartame in it so i'm going to go cold turkey on it tomorrow. This is the last chemical i have been ingesting and i want it gone. It does pain me a bit because i'll just be on water from now on (with a slice of lemon) or maybe a small amount of fresh juice but i'll have to be careful with that because of the sugar spikes, so water it is really. PAH. Oh well, i've found changing what i eat easier than i thought so maybe this will be too

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                    • #40
                      Day 14 (yeay! so pleased with myself!)

                      B- pork loin chop, mushrooms, fried egg
                      L- chicken stir fry with cajun spices, chilli, garlic, mushroom, broccoli, leek, asparagus, courgette, yellow pepper
                      T - lamb chop with white cabbage and broccoli

                      I was about to have some nuts for a snack and got them into my mouth to notice sulphites on the list of ingredients...quickly spat that out! Sulphites give me migraines. Trouble is, they only label things with sulphites in if there is a certain level so it's hard to know. I've just read that onions and pork contain naturally occurring sulhpites so i'm going to ease off on them for a while. Found an interesting thread on sulphites if anyone suffers and wants to find out more:
                      Anyone else with a sulfite intolerance? I would love to hear from you! - Allergies & Asthma - HealingWell.com Forum

                      My wrists are sore from badminton yesterday...think my technique is a bit off, putting too much pressure on my wrists. I've had a pretty quiet day today, spent some time with my OH.

                      Ooh i've got a job interview on Friday...eeek!!! I've been swotting up tonight.

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                      • #41
                        Day 14 (yeay! so pleased with myself!)

                        B- pork loin chop, mushrooms, fried egg
                        L- chicken stir fry with cajun spices, chilli, garlic, mushroom, broccoli, leek, asparagus, courgette, yellow pepper
                        T - lamb chop with white cabbage and broccoli

                        I was about to have some nuts for a snack and got them into my mouth to notice sulphites on the list of ingredients...quickly spat that out! Sulphites give me migraines. Trouble is, they only label things with sulphites in if there is a certain level so it's hard to know. I've just read that onions and pork contain naturally occurring sulhpites so i'm going to ease off on them for a while. Found an interesting thread on sulphites if anyone suffers and wants to find out more:
                        Anyone else with a sulfite intolerance? I would love to hear from you! - Allergies & Asthma - HealingWell.com Forum

                        My wrists are sore from badminton yesterday...think my technique is a bit off, putting too much pressure on my wrists. I've had a pretty quiet day today, spent some time with my OH.

                        Ooh i've got a job interview on Friday...eeek!!! I've been swotting up tonight.

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                        • #42
                          Day 15:

                          I got weighed today, i've lost 3lb this week taking my total to 6.5lb

                          S- bacon
                          B- steak and mushrooms
                          L- chicken, avocado, boiled egg, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, radish
                          T- roast duck legs with kale and broccoli (i cooked 2 legs, one for tomorrow, but it was so delicious i ate them both )

                          I think i converted my friend at weightwatchers this morning (yeay!!! i hope so!!)

                          I'm getting nervous about this interview tomorrow, i don't handle interview nerves too well...i've got experience of absolutely everything on the job spec so i'm hoping this will keep me at least appearing confident!! I've read up about the company and what they do and what their values are etc.

                          I haven't managed to cut the vimto out completely but i have switched about 50% of my drinks to water today. I don't like the smell of tap water so i find if i don't breathe whilst i drink it doesn't taste half as bad

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                          • #43
                            Day 16:

                            S- bacon
                            B- steak and mushrooms
                            L- chicken, avocado, boiled egg, lettuce, tomato, cucumber
                            S- banana
                            T - turkey mince burger, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage

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                            • #44
                              Day 17:

                              B- bacon, egg and mushrooms
                              L- chicken, boiled egg, banana
                              T - roast chicken quarter with broccoli and cabbage

                              I've nearly finished my bottle of vimto so it'll be onto water 100% after that. I've a bit of a dilemma though. I'm sulphite sensitive and i've found out that tap water and bottled water contain sulphites. Every other soft drink has it as well but i've cut them out. The only way to get water without sulphites is by drinking distilled water or water via reverse osmosis. Distilled water is expensive but you can get distillers for home. They cost a bit to get but i've worked out that 14 months without vimto would pay for one. Hmmm.... I know some people don't like distillers because they can strip out the minerals in water, but i have a sulphite sensitivity so it's slightly different.

                              I've also read that sulphites are contained naturally in pork, eggs, onion and leeks (amongst other things i already knew about) which i eat at least one of most days. I've cut out the onions and leeks straight away and i'm eating the last of my pork and eggs for now.

                              They are also in some shampoos, soaps, toothpastes, hair dyes etc. I've managed to find a sulphite free shampoo and toothpaste today.

                              It's a work in progress, i'm just trying to get as much of that stuff out of my diet and life as possible. It's hard to know how much i could consume without getting a sore head though. I'll see how i get on with tap water for now. I think cutting the vimto drink out will have a positive effect, as i drank 2-3 litres of it previously, at least i hope so!!!

                              I can't believe how much my appetite has changed in the last 17 days. I must have been so addicted to sugar. No more sugar crashes, it's great! I'm also craving different foods. I chose chicken quarters today and roasted them with the skin on yum yum whereas before i would have gone for skinless chicken breasts! I also really enjoyed fatty duck legs the other day!

                              My friend told me i could do with a new pair of jeans the other day, and my OH asked me where my stomach was going today
                              Last edited by hulahoop; 05-19-2012, 04:56 PM. Reason: additional info

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                              • #45
                                Day 18:

                                B- bacon, egg, mushroom
                                L- chicken, tomato, yellow pepper, cucumber, strawberries
                                T- chicken, cabbage, broccoli

                                I finished off my bottle of vimto so now i'm down to 100% water from now on

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