COVID-19 Quarantine: Day 3

I want to start by saying that I have NOT contracted COVID-19. I work at a public library and we were told on Monday that we would not be coming to work until March 30, 2020. That is subject to change, but it’s what we know for now. I thought it might be a goodContinue reading “COVID-19 Quarantine: Day 3”

Strict Paleo Week

Today is the last day of the second week of strict paleo. With strict paleo, I am allowed meat, most vegetables, most fruit, salt, honey, and agave. I’ve been eating mostly chicken for my meat. This is because it is so difficult to find red meat that doesn’t contain sugar. I’ve had primarily broccoli, cauliflower,Continue reading “Strict Paleo Week”

Elimination: Week 8

Today is the last day of the last week of elimination, and the the last day of the first week of strict paleo. No seeds, nuts, or refined sugar this week. This has been very difficult, as almonds had previously been a staple of my diet. It’s also very difficult to find red meat thatContinue reading “Elimination: Week 8”

Elimination: Week 7

Today is the last day of the dairy elimination week. This was difficult because it took away some convenience for me. If I didn’t have a lot of time to cook, I would buy prepackaged fruit boxes from the grocery that had cheese and almonds in them. I couldn’t do this anymore, so it meantContinue reading “Elimination: Week 7”

Elimination: Week 2

Today is the last day of week 2. I have successfully eliminated corn products from my diet, which is no easy task. Corn products include but are not limited to corn, corn starch, corn flour, corn meal, and corn syrup. These ingredients are in nearly everything that is prepackaged. There are the obvious things, likeContinue reading “Elimination: Week 2”

Elimination Diet & Symptom Tracking

One of things that Tara Grant recommends in her book is tracking symptoms as you eliminate and reintroduce foods from and to your diet. I love journaling, so this shouldn’t be a problem. I have been talking to my co-workers about this and one of them recommended the Clever Fox daily planner. I looked intoContinue reading “Elimination Diet & Symptom Tracking”

Diagnosis: HS

I won’t rehash the entire history of what I’ve been going trough. You can read that on the My Story page. Suffice it to say that I have been suffering with a disease for the last fifteen years and saw several doctors for it. None of them knew what it was or had any answersContinue reading “Diagnosis: HS”