Stumbled across this amazing website and forum last week and was at the perfect time for me as I haven't been well lately and felt that the time was right to make a positive change for myself. I jumped into PB (or my version of it from what I can gather through the articles as I havent actually purchased the book yet, on the way) on Monday and want to know if I am on the right track.

I decided to cut out everything (yeah, extreme right) grains, dairy of most types (causes me lots of mucus) and refined sugars. So this week has consisted of lots of meats, eggs, vegetables, nuts, fish and thats pretty much it. I have even stayed away from fruit to begin with.

I have also been taking a high quality fish oil supplement with Vitamin D3 and 5-HTP to help me sleep. I also started taking some Sun Warrior Protein Powder that I had, but not opened or used.

I made sure I did some form of exercise every day - even if it was just a walk, as my job makes it really hard for me to exercise in terms of giving me time. But I went to the gym once, did some riding on my bike and walking as luckily the weather has been good. Also made sure I got some direct sunshine too - not as much as I would have liked, but I do have some colour on my pasty ghoul-like skin.

I had a small amount of rice on Thursday night, but apart from that I have managed to stay away from everything that is not conducive to PB.

Unfortunately as a side effect, I suffered this week from some severe depression, anxiety and panic. I have abused alcohol in the past and actually came off 2 days of drinking a bit too heavily over the weekend, but my alcohol usage levels are nothing compared to what I was doing before.

Anyway I want to know if I am on the right track and if I should stick with it? The depression and anxiety has eased up a bit tonight, but it was seriously a long dark week of the soul. I personally think that it has to do with complete cutoff from everything (especially alcohol), I guess I just need some sort of confirmation that I am doing OK because it can get kinda confusing out there.

Thanks for your time.