What you digest can influence how you feel. It builds you into who you are going to be. With Lyme disease truer yet, what you eat really can influence how you feel. With Lyme eat as close to 100 % of the time with health in mind as you can. Get the help you need to figure this out. Raise Nutrients lower Inflammation and boost flavor to find the sweet spot that helps you feel your best. Let go of old attachments or convenience as the primary drivers in your meal planning.
If food is a big source of pleasure and creativity you might have to work really hard to eat clean and enjoy. Not be triggered by habitual foods you eat for other than health. It is self defeating to eat foods you know are going to make you feel rotten. How do you start to change?
My doctor suggested I follow the general guidelines in the paleo diet, but also did some allergy testing that added to the list of foods off the table… To get there I did a 3 week elimination diet to gradually remove the foods the doctor identified as a problem for me.
I went on this elimination diet to help reduce my rampaging inflammation. Week 1 stop eating coffee, alcohol sugar and wheat. Week 2 also stop eating dairy and nuts and eggs. Keep removing foods and note how you feel. The Lyme Diet by Nicola McFadzean, ND The Lyme Disease Solution by Kenneth B. Singleton MD and The Hormone Reset Diet by Sarah Gottfried MD are books that outline the process. It is very like doing an Ayurvedic Cleanse.
All of these plans take out most of the big 8 allergens – Wheat, Dairy, Soy, peanuts, Eggs, shell fish, fish and tree nuts. In total we eliminated, wheat, gluten containing grains, corn, dairy, eggs, peanuts, beef, pork, shell fish, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, sugar and alcohol. These ingredients are in many recipes and many manufactured products so you eliminate almost all manufactured foods.
Then you add vegetable to boost nutrition and herbs and spice to aid digestion. By the time I started to add foods back to my eating plan it was much simpler to feel the effects of each food. I could tell if tomatoes were the problem or something else.
Do you eat low inflammation nutrient dense diet? You might benefit. Ask your doctor, or natural nutritionist for help if you need support.
- Eating personal allergens
- Empty foods like sugar and alcohol.
- Low Nutrient quality foods
- Low Nutrient Density foods.
For a while you eat grilled fish and chicken with plain microwaved or steamed veggies and greens. This was hard to stick to. What the doctor didn’t tell me but I figured out was that I needed to give my body easily accessed quality nutrients, a lot of them.
So start to try different foods. Years in you build a new recipe book with ingredients that don’t trigger an inflammation response. Get a good low inflammation eating cookbook for a starting point. Play and adapt the recipes to meet your needs. Raise nutrients lower inflammation and boost the fun in your food future.
Raise Nutrients Lower Inflammation in your food
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Zucchini with Chicken Apple Sausage
Serves 2 to 3
- 2 small or 1 medium zucchini
- 8 ounces Organic Chicken Apple Sausage (precooked) If you don’t eat apples add plain sweet chicken sausage. Check the spice list to be sure there are no nightshades or sugar.
- 1 Onion
- Coconut Oil
- ¼ to ½ tsp Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Rosemary
- Water or Chicken broth if necessary
- Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of Coconut oil to a sauté pan. Put the pan on the burner.
- Chop Onion into a small dice
- Turn heat to medium
- Add onion and stir.
- Add cinnamon
- Chop Zucchini
- Add Zucchini to pan and stir. Cook for several minutes to allow to wilt
- Chop Sausage and add to the pan. (Uncooked sausage be sure sauté until it is cooked through. Brown Precooked sausage for best flavor. )
- If you need additional liquid you can add a couple of tablespoons of chicken broth or water.
- Add the Rosemary.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
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