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chief #7
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   Posted 11/20/2008 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,
 
I am in my 6th month of being treated for Lyme (doxy, minocycline).  At this point in my research, many things have led me to my next step.   A raw food diet.  Therefore, I plan to go to a health food store and get advice and start this thing.  I know there are links, and books, and etc. that you all can send me as it relates to raw food diets (too much info).  What I am hoping for is a simple list that someone may have to get me started.  Thanks in advance..
 
chief
 
p.s. Hope everyone is doing well today and doing something to get rid of their Lyme.  I encourage and motivate you to do so.  That is part of the battle.

Dowa
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   Posted 11/20/2008 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I am curious about the raw food diet, is it strickly raw? Where do you get your source of protein from?? Tell me more please.. Im interested... Thanks  D

chief #7
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   Posted 11/20/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure Dowa. I'm hoping someone on this board has advice..

Razzle
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   Posted 11/20/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
The UNCookbook is a raw food cookbook that I'm familiar with a little bit (my Mom has made some of the recipes in it, and they're pretty tasty).

http://www.thebestofrawfood.com/ may have some additional info you are looking for.

Be aware that you will need to supplement Vitamin B12 or eat raw milk/meat (I would opt for the supplements myself...) otherwise you'll risk becoming deficient if you follow the raw food diet long-term.

I would also encourage you to buy as much organic as possible to avoid the chemical residues from commercial pesticides & fertilizers.

Good luck, and let us know how you do on the diet! Take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-J Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Vitamin B12 Shots, Heparin (to flush PICC line).


chief #7
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   Posted 11/21/2008 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Board,

I have to be honest.  I'm kind of dissappointed to have one response regarding raw food diets.  Either 1) no one knows or understands them 2) no one here thinks they work for lyme 3) the posting hasn't had enough time to generate responses

Any response is appreciated.. Thanks!

Chief


hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 11/22/2008 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I've heard they work. You'll also lose weight.

I just couldn't do it myself. I love to eat. And right now, in spite of extreme difficulty with throat crepitus, I don't plan on stopping.

J. Clark Nicholson
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   Posted 11/22/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Well... I'm interested in anything that would get rid of this crud, but so far in my half year of agressive treatment I have given up all alcohol (not that big a deal, I was not that big a drinker although I did enjoy a few glasses of wine or some good micro-brew beer on occasion), all diet sodas (staying away from aspartame), nearly all coffee ( maybe drink a cup or two a week now; before this I was a pot or two a day kind of person), all refined sugars (I eat fresh fruits; especially blueberries as they are so high in Omega 3s), almost all breads, rice, pasta, potatoes, ( I eat one or two low carb wraps a day), and three weeks ago I quit smoking (I was so upset about being totally sidelined with this that I kept smoking for months after diagnosis; now I'm off.... that was darned hard; still is), and so I guess my biggest vice these days is that I am far too fond of cheese. It's my last vice. I think about Brecht's statement about vices: "Stick to two, for one may be too much." Heh.

I think that if I went to a full fledged Raw Food diet I'd just lose my mind. I try to make healthy decisions with my eating. Lots of veg's, lean turkey and chicken, lots of salmon, spinach (I eat crazy amounts of salads), nuts, and other things. The funny thing is that if I didn't have lyme i'd be the healthiest that I've ever been. But, I think that these changes are helping me to feel better. I just always sort of cruised up til this point. I didn't make the healthiest choices, although I hiked, road bike, and exercised regularly. I figured that that would balance out my more un-healthy choices. Maybe, absent Lyme, I might have been correct. Lyme tipped the scales though, and now I have to work pretty hard to re-balance them.

Don't know if this helps at all, but I wish you luck in your own journey back to good health.

chief #7
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   Posted 11/22/2008 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the insight from a few of you.  I put my menu together the hard way (my own internet research).  I will start on Monday, 11/24.  I will post my menu and my progress. 

chief

p.s. Thanks for the encouragement J. Clark, up until this point I have been like you, elimnating sugar, alcohol, yeast etc.  Now I'm going all out.

Lyme infection - Fall '07

Symptoms onset - Jan '08

Diagnosed - June '08

Doxy and Minocycline since June '08

~Slowly getting better, very slowly~

31 yr old male

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