Thursday, September 11, 2008

Report on the allergy regime for Thursday, 9-11-08

Today is Thursday. 9-11-08, the 13th day of the regime, which I'd also done for a week before that. But that got ruined.

Yesterday, on Wednesday, I ate nothing but broccoli (and a very little bit of brown rice.) The day before, Tuesday, I fasted. Ate nothing at all all day. The ten preceding days, I ate nothing but brown rice. This is an allergy testing diet I am on. But I am also losing weight. I lost 17.8 pounds since I started the regime and 37.8 since January, down 1.8 pounds from yesterday.

After I fasted, I had my best night's sleep in months. After I ate broccoli, I did NOT! I had a very bad night!

S: Terrible insomnia! Was awake all night until after 4:30, then slept restlessly and poorly 2-3 hours.
S: symptoms:
· agitation and restlessness at night,
· stomach (intestinal pain, cramping and nausea, diarrhea,
· increased (worsening) muscle and ligament tightening, and this discomfort,
· grouchiness, anger,
· excess mucous,
· swelling in feet (puffiness) (A sign of toxemia).
· tiredness!
· leaving letters out of words (common when I'm having these symptoms.
· I had a couple others, too, but I've forgotten them now :-(
Could all these symptoms be caused by the BROCCOLI (which I thought was the SAFEST thing to add first--I was going to add all the safe stuff first and then the less safe stuff so I'd have more variety! I decided to move on to the next test: shrimp! And go back and retest broccoli later.

7 comments:

Nadine said...

Are you doing any kind of "cleansing" between test days?

BerryBird said...

I can't weigh in on most of these issues, but I have experienced intestinal distress on numerous occasions after eating large quantities of broccoli (meal-sized portions). It does not effect me at all at side-dish portions. I wonder if the same is true for your symptoms? I am guessing you ate a lot--you must have been quite hungry.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I ate three small bowls not full.

In total over the day, it was quite a bit, but each portion was probably no more than I'd put in a stir fry, for example? Dunno.

I was hungry and still am.

Today, I ate shrimp and only shrimp--3 for breakfast, 3 for lunch, 4 for dinner, and one for a snack.

Hope I can sleep. I will save broccoli to try again later.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

What kind of cleansing?

The brown rice diet itself--10 days of it--was supposed to be a cleaning.

And I did a fast, that's supposed to be a cleansing.

But no lemon juice fasts or special cleansing drinks. No.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

The idea is that after you've cleansed with the brown rice, you add foods one at a time.

Of course, if you have a bad reaction, you probably need to recleanse some, the directions don't specify that.

Nadine said...

I just meant that if you had a bad reaction to the broccoli one day it might not be out of your system by the next day. In which case, it could affect the results of whatever you eat on day 2. How did it go with the shrimps?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Not so good.

Yeah, I knew what you meant. Just not sure what to do--do I have to fast three days after every bad reaction--or worse yet, ten days?

I'm doing better on the oatmeal, I'm on my second day of it.

I've lost twenty pounds since I started the allergy testing and 40 pounds since January. (In between, I'd gained 12 pounds back.)

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