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  • Oh, she also agreed with me on the probable IBS. Like me, she wants to try it with just the diet first before adding any meds. (Heh, not like I'll take more meds willingly...)
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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    • Sorry Geek is away. I hope Friday gets here quickly for you.
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • So what's your diet like now?

        It's so refreshing that you've found a doctor you like and who listens to you. I haven't found one that's hasn't tried to kill me yet with heart healthy whole grains.
        "The penis is the male animal-flower, a soft-firm dildo, a warm dream."
        -Raymond Peat, PhD

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        • Oh, she's trying to kill me with whole grains and statins, I just don't listen.
          For those that have been following my long, self- absorbed, and whiny story, you know I've fucked around with just about every version, if only for a little while.
          Primal? Yep, and kept going back to it.
          Paleo? Didn't last long, but I tried it until I face planted into cheese.
          Whole 30? Tried it until I recognized the ever increasing eating disorder and dropped it like a hot brick.
          VLC? Tried it until I started getting the shakes and hyperthyroidism symptoms, then dropped it like a hot brick.
          Never was able to keep a high carb version going very long. Just couldn't eat enough.
          CICO/ maco/ micro itty bitty detail? Tried it. Liked the data, hated the logging. Occasionally go back to it
          PHD? Just couldn't eat that much food, even when my body was going hyperthyroidism, but I did take away and run with some of the stuff in the book.
          Sugar laden version? Body loved it, I just couldn't get around eating that much sugar, processed or not.
          Sulfite free (sensitivity)? Pain in the ass and possibly wrong (more in a sec), but I felt better, so stayed with it.
          Low FODMAP for IBS and GERD? Pain in the ass, but seems to be the current answer.

          Alright, first the earthshaking news I dug up last night. IBS can cause migraine like symptoms and nausea if you eat the wrong thing, which, TA-DA, is the stuff from the low sulfite diet that was causing me issues. Matter of fact,every known culprit I dug up was high FODMAP, even the ones I couldn't pinpoint as being sulfited. So, sulfites can kiss my ass. It was FODMAPs all along. That does open up my diet some.
          Also, I FINALLY got the doc to test my thyroid antibodies. Yep, it's Hashimoto's thyroiditis, but apparently "early." (I need to dig more into that. What's the difference between early and late? How my body reacts? Is it possible hat could mean the ashwagandha is reversing it? What about the molybdenum and vit K?) She's also wigging out about my cholesterol again and failing to note the correlation between my thyroid numbers being off (but not out of range) and my cholesterol skyrocketing. It's always done that when my numbers are off. It's never been "Normal", mind you, but it does get higher when my thyroid numbers are off. I'm still trying to research what my numbers and ratios mean for my thyroid. (My cholesterol ratios are all still ideal.)
          When I figure out the cause, I may try and find a naturopath or doc that prescribes Armour or something akin to that. "You're thyroid is fine", my ear.
          Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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          • Holy acronyms, batman!

            I've been off the internets for far too long to understand what any of those mean. But then again most of what you say goes over my head, you fancy engineering/ robotics teacher!

            How do you reason with her though? Do you ignore her and smile or do you get an itch to lecture her about the benefits of butter? (sounds like my relationship with my mother)

            You said that something's working for you now, though... Anything specific?

            I'm in a rut as usual but post-BC it's even more difficult to break the plateau. Holy shit, did you notice how many people lost weight through chronic cardio and SAD or low-fat and vegan and how many are stuck or gaining on Primal?
            I mean, it's like our bodies WANT us to abuse them into submission. My method of abuse was VVVVLC, low cal, plus fasting (not intermittent, obsessive...). So now when the idea of eating starches come up my eyes widen in horror...

            Mmm... High sugar diet, do tell >;D

            Also:
            "The penis is the male animal-flower, a soft-firm dildo, a warm dream."
            -Raymond Peat, PhD

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            • Well, now she agrees with me on the low FODMAP diet, which removes the favorite whole grain (wheat.) So she leaves me alone on that one. A long time ago, we tacitly agreed to disagree and dropped it. With my cholesterol, she'll raise the topic, I'll remind her that I refuse to take statins, and she'll bring up some other thing that she thinks may help (usually a scrip or niacin.) I'll let her talk, then I'll either say "yes," "let me research it," or "I'm not doing [that], and here's why." We generally work together, and if there are points where we just don't agree, it gets dropped.
              As tp what's working for me, look up the "low FODMAPs" (fermentable oligo- di- and monosacchardies and polyols) diet. It's one they recommend for IBS. Monash and Stanford Universities have the best food lists.
              Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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              • Originally posted by NoSaladWithoutMeat View Post
                Also:
                I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

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                • Naiad, I'll look into it.

                  Have you shopped around for maybe a naturopath? MAybe they'll be more open to that sort of stuff. Don't you wish we could all have Mark Sisson as our personal advisor and the Eades as our doctors? ;D

                  R&R,
                  I take it President's Choice (ironically named) is a Canadian thing... They always come up with ridiculous names like that...
                  Ah, sweet memories of actual food...
                  "The penis is the male animal-flower, a soft-firm dildo, a warm dream."
                  -Raymond Peat, PhD

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                  • Hmm... Okay I'm looking at the Monash list and it sounds horrific... No coconut products, lactose free dairy! No avocados!!!!!! Torture!
                    "The penis is the male animal-flower, a soft-firm dildo, a warm dream."
                    -Raymond Peat, PhD

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                    • It's not the one I would've chosen, but it works for me.
                      I've found a naturopath I'm going to give a shot. We'll see how it works.
                      Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                      • Yay! Keep us updated!

                        Hmm... What's wrong with coconuts though? The young ones are my bread and butter.
                        Only butter is my butter, too >;D
                        "The penis is the male animal-flower, a soft-firm dildo, a warm dream."
                        -Raymond Peat, PhD

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                        • Coconuts contain polyols. Low FODMAP is more of an elimination diet. If you're certain they cause no ill effects, you can keep them. On certain lists, they've actually been taken off, due to a relatively miniscule amount of polyols in the eaten parts. It's only the dried, dessicated stuff and the milk that supposedly cause issues.
                          Called the ND and left my number, as she wasn't there.
                          Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                          • Said no to that ND, as she refused to do anything without homeopathy's inbred cousin: iridology. Found another one, one I'd seen as a chiropracter before and liked for his "bedside" manner. Set up an appointment for Monday.
                            Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                            • Good luck!

                              I have trouble with elimination diets... I'm never able to stay on long enough to start reintroducing things...
                              "The penis is the male animal-flower, a soft-firm dildo, a warm dream."
                              -Raymond Peat, PhD

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                              • This one is rough, because it's not just avoiding wheat and soy but outright "I can't eat wheat or soy." I figure I can get away with a little bit of garlic and onion every once in a while. I'm still trying to piece together how I'll do curries. That and Italian food are the main things throwing me. I'm managed to weasel together a decent spag sauce, but it needs some work. I still need to figure out if a traditional alfredo (cream, butter, parm) is ok. I THINK it is, but I'm not sure on the cream.
                                I'm also trying a new laundry experiment. About a year ago, my father in law gave us a laundry rack that had been his grandmother's that he had rescued from IL. I usually only used it for things I couldn't throw in the dryer and could hang up. I'm now branching out into drying everything of mine on that rack. It holds about a week's worth of my wash, give or take. Why don't I dry the clothes outside, you ask? Because I don't want to have to wash my clothes again the instant I bring them in. Between allergies and West Texas wind (complete with added sand), the clothes wouldn't stay clean. We'll see if this rescues a few articles of clothing that are getting close to being ratty and buys me some time. (It'll certainly save on the energy bill.)
                                Something has my belly bloated and I really don't know what it is, unless chocolate/ nut bloat lasts THAT long. (I'm not sure which it is. Generally when I have one, I have the other. I think, unfortunately, it's the chocolate.) It may also be sugar, although I haven't had anything sugary since Friday afternoon (except some blueberries.) I'm also wondering if it's this so-called "cleanse" (herbal/ magnesium pills) I've been doing the past week or so. It doesn't seem to be doing anything for me anyways, so I'm gonna quit it and see what happens.
                                Also, I went through my closet and pulled out clothes I don't wear, won't wear, or that have seen better days. Now 3/4 of my cami and tank collection is gone, including ALL my blue, teal, turquoise, and green ones and all but one each of purple, white, and gray.
                                Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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