My next discovery was that many of the foods I tested weak for were excluded from "The Lupus Recovery Diet" book. OK, this was starting to make sense to me.... I continued to see the Chiropractor/Nutritionist/Kinesiologist(Dr. Christine Gazoni) and she explained to me that "Leaky Gut" or intestinal permeability is present in many diseases, especially autoimmune diseases. I needed to heal my "leaky gut".
Back to the library I went to get "The Lupus Recovery Diet" by Jill Harrington again! I studied again. This time it made sense and somehow do-able. So I eliminated all the foods I tested weak for at the doctor's office. I began to feel better, the doctor was RIGHT! I tested many more foods over many months and my present list of foods to avoid is this: Bananas,tomatoes,wheat,dairy,eggs,gluten,salt,sugar,shrimp(shellfish), beef,yeast,onions,all processed foods,peppers(not the hot chile variety),corn.
What do I eat? Salmon(wild caught), tons of organic veggies and fruits, homemade oatmeal cookies, homemade chocolate peanut clusters, chicken and lamb(only occasionally), beans, brown rice, quinoa, brown rice pasta, almond "milk", nuts, seeds, tofu(occasionally), gluten free oatmeal, homemade brownie bottom "cheesecake", flax crackers, "raw" seed bread, and lots more!
Yes some days it is difficult,VERY difficult. I had to relearn to cook with different foods, I MISS some foods and cooking some foods immensely but my HEALTH is worth it!
In the next post I will tell you how I keep knowing I am on the RIGHT TRACK!