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Weaving my way around Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Day 11

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8/1/2016

Life got complicated, my computer froze, and I didn’t record anything for the past three days. I did stick with the diet, so that’s a good thing.

I had a horrendous tummy ache Saturday – bloating and tiny men with pitchforks jumping up and down, lots of gas, burps, farts. Some better on Sunday, and feel back to normal today. Can’t figure out what caused it.

Food: pork, potatoes, onion, celery, egg, melon, popcorn, coconut oil, salt

12 oz ginger tea

20 oz H2O

Stats for the day

Sleep: 9:00-4:00 (up to pee)

Hand and feet -1 all other joints behaving

Weight: 182 Lost .8 pounds. Back to starting weight!  (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, 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 2, 2016 at 11:04 am

Day 7

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7/28/2016

Feel better today, slept better last night. Left ear canal swollen and left sinuses stuffy this morning. Hopefully, that is one of the mysteries that this diet will solve.

Food: chicken, red pepper, cucumber, hot dogs (nitrate/nitrite free), cherries, black cherry jello, chips, popcorn, coconut oil, nutritional yeast.

12 oz ginger tea

50 oz H2O

6 oz black cherry juice

Stats for the day

Sleep: 8:30-4:00 (up to pee twice)

Hand and feet -1 all other joints behaving

Weight: 182 Lost .8 pounds. Back to starting weight!  (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, coffee, legumes, seeds, chocolate, seed based spices, rice and other grains, oils (except avocado, coconut and EVOO), nuts, sugar, eggs, 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 fresh corn.

 

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August 1, 2016 at 6:37 am

Day 6

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7/27/2016

Feel better today, although my sleep was restless. Up in the middle of the night to read for an hour. The rock is gone from my tummy at last and the groggy brain.

Today I finish eliminating all the foods recommended for the AIP except tomatoes, potatoes and nightshades, which are prolific in my garden right now, and corn ( my favorite and the season is almost over). Next I’ll begin paying attention to adding the good things I’m supposed to be eating – broth, ferments, offal, fish.

Food: Cherries, beef, corn. Rice pasta & sauce – the last rice dish. Salsa & corn chips, chicken. Popcorn, coconut oil, nutritional yeast – need to see if that’s allowed.

Liquid:

12 oz ginger tea

20 oz H2O

6 oz black cherry juice

Stats for the day

Sleep: 9-6:15 (pee at some point) woke to the sun. Awake and read for about an hour.

Hand and feet -1 all other joints behaving

Weight: 182.8 Lost 1.2 pounds. (Starting weight at beginning of AIP 182)

Edema Treatment: R2D2 – 1 hour left leg; 1 hour right arm, 1/2 hour trunk

Exercise: zip – too hot

Meds & Supplements:

LDN

Levothyroxine

Oral Sinus Probiotic

1 prescript-assist probiotic

5,000 D3

Foods eliminated to date:

Dairy, coffee, legumes, seeds, chocolate, seed based spices, rice and other grains (I’m keeping corn for now, since it is in season), oils (except avocado and EVOO), nuts, sugar, eggs, 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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July 28, 2016 at 5:46 am

Day 5

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7/26/2016

Feel better today, although my sleep was restless. Gained 2 pounds. What’s up with that?

Foods eliminated to date:

Dairy, Coffee, Legumes, Seeds, Chocolate, Seed based spices, other grains (I’m keeping corn for now, since it is in season, and rice for a few more days to make the transition easier), oils (except avocado and EVOO), nuts and gums (guar, carrageenan, etc.).

Food: chicken, avocado, cherry tomatoes, corn, pop corn, nutritional yeast, coconut oil, pork, grapefruit, raisins, avocado, salsa, corn 

Liquid:

12 oz ginger tea

12 oz H2O

6 oz black cherry juice

Stats for the day

Sleep: 11-6:30 (pee at some point) woke to the sun. One hot flash.

Hand and feet -1 all other joints behaving

Weight: 184 Starting weight 182. Gained 2 pounds overnight – ugh.

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

Exercise: zip – too hot

Meds & Supplements:

LDN

Levothyroxine

Oral Sinus Probiotic

 

 

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July 27, 2016 at 7:34 am

Day 4

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7/25/2016

Woke groggy and feeling awful. There’s a huge front stalled over the midwest, that could be getting me, DD2 had a sore throat the past two days, so I could be catching that. Whatever, I feel icky. No brain fog, so that’s good.

Foods eliminated to date:

Dairy, Coffee, Legumes, Seeds, Chocolate, Seed based spices, other grains (I’m keeping corn for now, since it is in season, and rice for a few more days to make the transition easier), and oils (except avocado and EVOO).

Food:

Potato, egg, onion, chicken, more of the same, orange

Liquid:

12 oz ginger tea

32 oz H2O

Stats for the day

Sleep: 9-6:15 (pee at some point) woke to the sun. One hot flash.All joints behaving, didn’t have any morning stiffness!

Weight: 182.2  Starting weight 182. lost 1.4 Lost yesterday.

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

Exercise:

Meds & Supplements:

LDN

Levothyroxine

Oral Sinus Probiotic

1 prescript-assist probiotic

5,000 D3

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July 26, 2016 at 9:07 am

Day 3

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7/24/2016

Headache finally gone. Woke groggy with brain fog. Got up and fed and watered the chickens and let them out to forage. Thought about going back to bed, but it was relatively cool and I knew I had a tiny window for gardening. Glad I made that choice, because my grogginess cleared up and I had 2 nice hours in the garden weeding and mulching and listening to the chickens clucking.

Foods eliminated to date: Dairy, Coffee, Legumes, Seeds, Chocolate, Seed based spices.

Food:

Blackberries, corn, avocado/lime/garlic, corn chips, potato, mayo, egg, onion

Steak, brussel sprouts, potatoes, tomato slices

Liquid:

12 oz ginger tea

24 oz H2O

Sleep: 11-6:30 (pee at some point) woke to the sun

Stats for the day:

Balls of swollen – 1

Hands stiff – 1

Other joints behaving

Weight: 183.6  Starting weight 182   lost .4 yesterday

Edema Treatment:

R2D2 – 1 hour right leg; 1 hour left arm

Exercise:

2 hours in garden, mulching, weeding, working on new herb bed. Back was fine today.

Meds & Supplements:

LDN

Levothyroxine

Oral Sinus Probiotic

 

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July 25, 2016 at 6:45 am

Day 2 – Headache

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7/23/2016

Took it easy yesterday, worked and went to bed early. I have a killer caffeine withdrawal headache this morning. Time and some peppermint oil seem to be easing the headache somewhat. Heartburn twice today – don’t know what’s causing it. “Rock” in my stomach all day.

Foods eliminated to date: Dairy, Coffee, Legumes, Seeds.

Food:

4 pork sausage, 2 eggs, EVOO, salt

popcorn, coconut oil, salt, nutritional yeast (hummmmm, is that legal?)

chocolate chips

corn on the cob with salt, baked chicken, rice, chicken broth

Liquid:

12 oz ginger tea

36 oz H2O with 1/4 cup black cherry juice

Sleep: 8-6 (pee at 4) woke to the sun

Stats for the day:

Balls of feet swollen – 2

Hands stiff – 2

Back is stiff, other joints behaving

morning- itchy ear canals, stuffy right sinus, nostril

Weight: 184   Starting weight 182    2 pound gain overnight

Edema Treatment:

R2D2 – 1 hour left leg; 1 hour left arm

Exercise:

3 hour in garden, mulching, weeding, digging potatoes – 10 gallons of purple Peruvians – back happier than yesterday

Meds & Supplements:

LDN

Levothyroxine

Oral Sinus Probiotic

1 prescript-assist probiotic

Written by wovensongs

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