I am a huge fan of Dr Terry Wahls. Everyday I work a little harder to incorporate her diet into my family’s lives. She started this to help MS but I believe it’s helping many many illnesses and it’s just a smart way to look at food and nutrition. So, take a look at her book, it might have something useful for you in it! You never know how changing the way you eat will really affect the way you feel, until you do it.
From Terry’s fb status update this evening: “Chronic infections (lyme or chlamydia for example) may contribute to MS type of symptoms. Often improving vitamin D status, reducing burden of toxins, eating for health (greens, sulfur, color etc.) will dramatically improve your immune cells’ ability to control the chronic infections. Antibiotics without addressing all of diet/ lifestyle issues will be of limited benefit. Learn more about eating to make it easier to clear those infections from my book MINDING MY MITOCHONDRIA ~ Terry Wahls”
Please make sure this stuff isn’t in the things you give your children. Check yogurt labels, cereal and kids’ medicine. If you can buy regular whole fat yogurt it’s WAY better for your kids (and you) than the low fat stuff. When they make a low fat version of something they have to add sugar and/or chemicals to make up for the lack of flavor. We need fat in our diets, we don’t need processed sugar, and we certainly don’t need any carcinogenic sugar substitutes. Aspartame actually makes us crave more sweet stuff so it’s just a vicious cycle that ends up causing weight gain instead of the opposite. If we can help our kids avoid carcinogens and other toxins they will live longer and healthier lives. We have to learn what to look for… I mean, who would think you’d have to read the ingredients of a cooking sauce to see if there’s Aspartame in it??? Formaldehyde is a by-product of one or two of the ingredients. Formaldehyde… man, I don’t even want that stuff put in me when I’m DEAD!!!
From Infowar Social Networking Coalition “Aspartame is considered the most dangerous food additive on the market today. Aspartames main compounds are Aspartic Acid, Phenylalanine, and Methanol. These combine to kill neurons in the brain, poison the body and are linked to an enormous amounts of health effects. In any other scenario this substance would be considered poison and recommendation for non ingestion would be made on the bottle. But because this poisonous substance has been approved by food and drug associations, its legal.”
Yesterday was Memorial Day. We went on base to spend some time with a friend who has a little one just a few weeks older than The Nugget. We grilled hot dogs, hamburgers and steak.. so good! I figured a holiday was a good time to stray from the diet so I had two burgers and a few chips, YUM! I guess my metabolism is getting better because even though I cheated today’s weigh in was a 1/2 pound less than Sunday’s! As the weight has been coming off I’ve been feeling a little more agile and able to do some light exercising with the kids. That and the way my shakes are formulated must be doing the trick. I was relieved I hadn’t gained 2 lbs!
After we ate the babies got a chance to play. SO CUTE! It was so fun to see them together.