June 29, 2009

Craziness

I've been away for awhile huh?

Well, we went on our family vacation as planned. It was fun and packed full! We're tired, and unfortunately, when we got home Saturday evening our air conditioner wasn't working. So we had to pack up yet again and stay with my parents. Then we were able to get someone to fix it yesterday.

The effects of being in many public places and eating lots of junk/not getting enough sleep have made my oldest child susceptible to some kind of virus. She's had fever, some vomiting and diarrhea. Not pleasant, poor thing.

She is keeping food and drink down but doesn't appear to be feeling well. The fever isn"t over one hundred degrees so I've been holding off on the medicine. I'm trying to help her naturally...

I've still had the tightening and cramping off and on, but since I know it's ok now I just take some Tylenol if it's really painful and move on. We are now 33 weeks along, so we're getting there. Overall I've been quite miserable. The heat has been in the 100s here, I've been sore in my hips and legs, not sleeping much and just feel big. Trying to get ready to move and prep for a new baby has been difficult as well.

I was planning to start our new diet from Body Ecology today, but have had to hold off with all the other stuff going on. I'm going to have to modify it a bit, simply because I don't have access to everything needed at this point. What we're going to do basically is cut out gluten and uncultured dairy, all refined sugar/processed anything, lots of cultured veggies and food combine.

Food combing is this: fruit is eaten alone or with protein
protein and veggies combine
starches and veggies combine
NEVER combine protein and starches, as apparently they don't digest together
I did food combining in the past, and while I'm not entirely convinced that it's the way to eat, it does make digestion better and I did lose weight. So you can have a veggie soup with grilled chicken and salad, or baked potatoes with butter, sour cream and more veggies. Or you can do all vegetables. This might be an adjustment for the kiddies, but we'll figure it out.

The idea is you're getting rid of the bad bacterias and yeasts and then repopulating your gut with the good ones. Candida (bad ones) love sugar and anything that turns to sugar, which is why it must be cut out, at least until symptoms are gone. If nothing else we'll just get healthier :)

Gluten free doesn't mean no grains, just different ones like millet, quinoa, cornmeal and I'm including rice. I'm also going to include some oats but ferment them longer so they're really digestible. No more coffee and tea or juices. But it's ok, I've done a similar thing before and you get used to it.

Anyways, we're working on it. I hope to have something more interesting to write about this week. However I'm in the midst of a MASSIVE laundry pile- we're talking diarrhea ALL over the entire bed, even the pillow itself has to be washed, plus everything from the trip, ALL the towels because our air conditioner was leaking and so on.

Fun. But, God is with me. I'm not alone in this. Thank you Jesus!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, I'm food combining too, but the info I got said that dairy borders as a protein, so doesn't encourage it on potatoes! I like your take..LOL. Anyway..one thing is the DISCOMFORT of the intestines 'reordering its proper function' - i.e. cramping!! ow. Anyway..today, day 3 I'm feeling much better doing it. Tonight is veggie mania (brocc, cauliflower, carrots) with some whole wheat pasta and marinara (the sauce I'm considering a veggie).

In a few minutes, since I'm hours between meals, I'll be having some plain yogurt with agave.

FYI: anyone can get simply started by googling 'free food combining chart' and printing out helpful income if they feel impelled to do this right away. I recommend getting some books on the subject, but the free charts/info helped immensely. Hope your daughter feels well soon! Praying for your remainder of pregnancy and delivery. Mrs. E.

Country Mouse said...

this sounds complicated! What tricks are you going to use to stop the kids cravings for all the processed and refined foods? I have tried to cut these things out before, and it worked, until I got lazy (a new baby came)...and made mac and cheese for dinner one night..oops. Hopefully this goes better for you than it did me! Keep us updated! I might just start feeling ambitious again if your attempt goes smoothly :).

Sylvie said...

Mrs E please take it easy on agave syrup - it has a higher fructose content than high fructose corn syrup.

Stevia is a much better option but don't take my word for it, look it up on Wikipedia and check out the information on this link:

http://www.living-foods.com/articles/agave.html

I am not a raw foodist but if you scroll down it does have some great information on the fructose content and its effects.

Take care
Sylvie

true blessings said...

I can't and will not do any diets with so many rules,I think this is why we (me ) fail at these things..it's so much simple to just eat what you want(meaning real food including desserts) just stay with your caloric range.easier said than done ..I know.sorry.lol