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AIP Day 32

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8/22/2016

Woke feeling great, had a cup of tea and an avocado – and my tummy bloated up. Ugh, that hasn’t happened in several days – so maybe I got gluten zapped – had dastardly “d” yesterday – a sure sign.

On the good side, weight is down more. I’ll start again tomorrow on the FMD.

Food: tea, avocado, burger, catsup, onion, banana chips, melon, coffee, popcorn

20 oz H2O

Stats for the day

Sleep: 9:00-6:30 woke rested.

All joints behaving.

Weight: 177.4  – 4.6 pounds lost (Starting weight at beginning of AIP 182)

Edema Treatment: R2D2 – 1 hour left leg; 1 hour right arm

Exercise: 3 hours in the garden

Meds & Supplements:

LDN

Levothyroxine

Oral Sinus Probiotic

1 prescript-assist probiotic

5,000 D3

Foods eliminated to date:

Dairy, legumes, seeds, chocolate, seed based spices, rice and other grains, oils (except avocado, coconut and EVOO), nuts, sugar, some nightshades and gums (guar, carrageenan, etc.).

For now, I’m keeping tomatoes, potatoes and peppers, since I have tons of them in my garden.

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August 23, 2016 at 6:53 pm

AIP day 31

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8/21/2016

Avocados are almost ripe… Fast Mimicking Diet Tuesday.

 

Food: black & raspberries, coffee, chicken,  tea, pork, potatoes, cauliflower

20 oz H2O

Stats for the day

Sleep: 9:00-6:30 woke rested.

All joints behaving.

Weight: 178.2  – 3.8 pounds lost (Starting weight at beginning of AIP 182)

Edema Treatment: R2D2 – 1 hour left leg; 1 hour right arm

Exercise: 3 hours in the garden

Meds & Supplements:

LDN

Levothyroxine

Oral Sinus Probiotic

1 prescript-assist probiotic

5,000 D3

Foods eliminated to date:

Dairy, legumes, seeds, chocolate, seed based spices, rice, corn and other grains, oils (except avocado, coconut and EVOO), nuts, sugar, some nightshades and gums (guar, carrageenan, etc.).

For now, I’m keeping tomatoes, potatoes and peppers, since I have tons of them in my garden.

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August 22, 2016 at 5:14 pm

AIP day 30

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8/20/2016

All joints behaving, the avocados are getting ripe for the FMD – I think I’ll start on Monday.

Food: melon, coffee, chicken, onions, potatoes, burger, tea

20 oz H2O

Stats for the day

Sleep: 11:00-2:30 + 5:30-6:30 full moon? approaching storm? just normal can’t sleep????

All joints behaving. Edema is decreasing. I’ve lost 15 inches across the 25 places I measure in the past 30 days!

Weight: 179.4  – 2.6 pounds lost (Starting weight at beginning of AIP 182)

Edema Treatment: R2D2 – 1 hour left leg; 1 hour right arm

Exercise: zip – too hot

Meds & Supplements:

LDN

Levothyroxine

Oral Sinus Probiotic

1 prescript-assist probiotic

5,000 D3

Foods eliminated to date:

Dairy, legumes, seeds, chocolate, seed based spices, rice and other grains, oils (except avocado, coconut and EVOO), nuts, sugar, some nightshades and gums (guar, carrageenan, etc.).

For now, I’m keeping tomatoes, potatoes and peppers, since I have tons of them in my garden, and corn.

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August 21, 2016 at 11:01 am

Regroup – AIP day 29 & FMD

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8/19/2016

Saw the chiropractor for the second time for my neck. He did acupuncture and then an adjustment. My should and neck spasm were gone and all was well… until morning… when I woke up with such bad vertigo I had to have help getting into the bathroom and back to bed. Spent most of the day Friday in bed, and then it was a slow recovery for the next two weeks. All is well now, but I’ll never let a chiropractor touch my neck again. I think there is just too much RA in those vertebrae to mess around.

Stayed true to the AIP, except for adding back coffee – only one cup, but now have to do the gradual withdrawal again. It is my comfort food, and I was definitely needing something during the vertigo adventure.

Once the coffee is gone – which usually takes me 4 days, I’ll ditch the nightshades, too and then do an entire month of AIP and decide if I want to keep going, or start some introductions of new foods. I have an adventure planned for October 11-18, so whatever I do food wise, I need to make sure that I give myself time to recover before then, if I have any adverse reactions to introduction. Would love to add eggs back. I don’t think they bother me, and they are easy when away from home.

I’ve been reading about the Fast Mimicking Diet (Dr. Valter Longo), and am going to give that a try. The original diet cost $150 for the 5 days, and you have to get your physician to order it. I’m going to emulate it with avocados and Amazing Greens for 5 days  https://thequantifiedbody.net/fast-mimicking-diet/

I did a 3 day water only fast when the RA was first diagnosed, and that seemed to be a factor in turning off the original flare. The FMD is supposed to give you all the benefits of the water only fast, but with more comfort, because you get to eat 1000 calories the first day and 750 a day for the next 4 days. Not exactly a feast, but should make it much easier. There is some clinical evidence that doing a 5 day fast once a month can turn off the white cells that are programmed to attack “me”  – seems the white cells die and are replaced by new naive white cells that haven’t yet learned to attack. Anyway, the research is interesting and I love a good experiment, so here I go.

Just need to wait for the avocados to get ripe.

Food: coffee, steak, chicken, burger, lettuce, carrot, pepper

 16 oz H2O

Stats for the day

Sleep: 12:00-6:00 Slept straight through! Seems like I’m getting back to sleep pattern of 6 hours a night. That was most of my life from my teens to my mid 40’s when the autoimmune stuff started happening. So, maybe this diet is helping.

All joints behaving, even with the storm front approaching.

Weight: 179.4  Hooray! Finally under 180. (Starting weight at beginning of AIP 182)

Edema Treatment: R2D2 – 1 hour left leg; 1 hour right arm

Exercise: zip – too hot

Meds & Supplements:

LDN

Levothyroxine

Oral Sinus Probiotic

 

Foods eliminated to date:

Dairy, legumes, seeds, chocolate, seed based spices, rice, corn and other grains, oils (except avocado, coconut and EVOO), nuts, sugar, some nightshades and gums (guar, carrageenan, etc.).

For now, I’m keeping tomatoes, potatoes and peppers, since I have a plethora in my garden.

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August 20, 2016 at 8:58 am

Day 14

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8/4/2016

Neck is better. See the Chiropractor/acupuncturist for my neck again this afternoon.

Joints seem ok, except some finger joints seem unstable today. That hasn’t happened in a long time. Picking up a dish puts too much pressure on them and causes a little “oh” of surprise.

Family made pizza last night and I wasn’t even tempted! But the Bagel, oh my!

Food: melon, chicken, bagel, butter, blackberries, cherry juice, cherries, pepper, carrot, cucumber

20 oz H2O

Stats for the day

Sleep: 11:00-5:30 Slep straight through!

All joints behaving except RT pointer is still feeling jammed.

Weight: 180.4 Lost 1.6 pounds. Haven’t seen that number since the last prednisone in December. (Starting weight at beginning of AIP 182)

Edema Treatment: R2D2 – 1 hour left leg; 1 hour right arm

Exercise: zip – too hot

Meds & Supplements:

LDN

Levothyroxine

Oral Sinus Probiotic

1 prescript-assist probiotic

5,000 D3

L Glutamine 5gm

Foods eliminated to date:

Dairy, coffee, legumes, seeds, chocolate, seed based spices, rice and other grains, oils (except avocado, coconut and EVOO), nuts, sugar, some nightshades and gums (guar, carrageenan, etc.).

For now, I’m keeping tomatoes, potatoes and peppers, since I have tons of them in my garden, and corn.

Written by wovensongs

August 19, 2016 at 2:03 pm

Day 13

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Almost made it two weeks.

DS returned from visiting DD2 last night and brought GF Bagels! This Jewish girl who grew up on NY city bagels imported to Illinois, and the occasional St. Louis bagel brought in on Saturday’s – but only if you got up early and stood in line at the deli – found it hard to resist. We ate them for 9 days straight when we were in Portland this spring, and I was fine. So, I had a little lapse and ate a bagel with butter for breakfast. One more with cream cheese tomorrow and then I’ll start all over on the AIP. No one should be coming here from Portland until the holiday, so I shan’t be tempted again!

8/3/2016

Saw the Chiropractor/acupuncturist for my neck this morning. It continues to be stiff and in spasm. Ice 3 times a day and see him again tomorrow.

Food: potatoes, onion, celery, melon, chicken, bagel, butter, blackberries, cherry juice

20 oz H2O

Stats for the day

Sleep: 11:00-5:30 Slep straight through!

All joints behaving except RT pointer is still feeling jammed.

Weight: 180.4 Lost 1.6 pounds. Haven’t seen that number since the last prednisone in December. (Starting weight at beginning of AIP 182)

Edema Treatment: R2D2 – 1 hour left leg; 1 hour right arm

Exercise: zip – too hot

Meds & Supplements:

LDN

Levothyroxine

Oral Sinus Probiotic

1 prescript-assist probiotic

5,000 D3

L Glutamine 5gm

Foods eliminated to date:

Dairy, coffee, legumes, seeds, chocolate, seed based spices, rice and other grains, oils (except avocado, coconut and EVOO), nuts, sugar, some nightshades and gums (guar, carrageenan, etc.).

For now, I’m keeping tomatoes, potatoes and peppers, since I have tons of them in my garden, and corn.

 

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August 4, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Day 12

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8/2/2016

Had a lovely massage yesterday. Today my neck is still stiff. Think I’ve been leaning my head on my left hand when using the computer. Caught myself doing it several times this morning, so now to change my posture.

Woke with dry eyes and flashes, and had a big new floater, which resolved after a few hours. Disturbing, but all seems good now.

Food: potatoes, onion, celery, melon, chicken, tuna –  not very hungry today

20 oz H2O

Stats for the day

Sleep: 9:30-6:30 (up to pee)

All joints behaving except RT pointer finger is jammed again.

Diarrhea around noon – drat.

Weight: 180.4 Lost 1.6 pounds. Haven’t seen that number since the last prednisone in December. (Starting weight at beginning of AIP 182)

Edema Treatment: R2D2 – 1 hour left leg; 1 hour right arm

Exercise: zip – too hot

Meds & Supplements:

LDN

Levothyroxine

Oral Sinus Probiotic

1 prescript-assist probiotic

5,000 D3

L Glutamine 5gm

Foods eliminated to date:

Dairy, coffee, legumes, seeds, chocolate, seed based spices, rice and other grains, oils (except avocado, coconut and EVOO), nuts, sugar, some nightshades and gums (guar, carrageenan, etc.).

For now, I’m keeping tomatoes, potatoes and peppers, since I have tons of them in my garden, and corn.

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August 3, 2016 at 1:07 pm

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