Post Edited (Skjura) : 1/17/2008 4:19:10 PM (GMT-7)
I am with the previous post about diet alone not being a cure. I am not sure if anyone else noticed, but the person who started this thread also posted recently about being in the hosptial and is back on steroids and other medications again. (Redspot, I hope you are doing fine and my prayers are with you)
This disease is a rollercoaster of ups and downs. It is very easy to gain a false hope when something seems to be working for a short time. Please remember that success is not for a few weeks or months, but for the long term. Diet is very important for remission, but diet alone will not achieve it.
Im back! I couldnt agree more. Thats why I try to put out little disclaimers like "me" "my" etc.
I still do maintain that I have never felt better while being on the diet. My T illeum did look inflamed on my CT as expected, but my problem this time was an abcess or mesenteric infection which could have been brewing for a long time. The jury is still out for sure. I think this "shot gun" type western medicine is why Im back on a full regime of meds. Ill continue the makers diet and see what happens.
As far as weight loss goes. I went from 165 to 158 in the 3 weeks prior to being hospitalized. Im sure I have dropped at lease another 5-8 from not eating for 3 days.
I still within my normal weight limit though.
you wanted to know what to do with your nut cake: due to SCDiet the baking powder isn't allowed. Even baking soda is a problem. Eggs are raising agents too. You could either add one more egg or try to add some dried yeast? If Maker's allow yeast....Remember: to get a good result while baking: have the same temperature on everything you mix together. If you have room temperature on the milk, then you need it for the eggs as well, - in short: for every thing. To get more air in the mix: whip the eggs and honey (?) first, use a mixer, then mix in the dry stuff. And let it mix to get "air bubbles", the more air, the more swelling.
Yes, I also use a lot of fruit and berries, I mix them in the blender then I add either jogurt or juice to a jummie smoothie. The vegetable juicer is really good, but you need to buy a ton veggies to get a glass of raw juice. Just to warn you ;-) I use the raw juicer in seasons when I buy all veggies a lot cheaper, otherwise one gets broke in a week or two..;-)
For you that may consider LDN or Makers diet, why not do a combination with Makers and LDN to get to feel fine in shorter time, the combo is a match made in heaven! for sure!
LDN costs $17 a month!
The name of this thread is "Let's have a Makers Discussion" and that is exactly what this is...............a discussion.
It has been well noted in many posts that each and every person is different and entitled to their choice of treatment. Chas036 simply posted "I only wish more people would understand it." I would hope that nobody would consider that a put down. This member is just sharing.
Keep on discussing everyone. Thanks for reading.Kitt