Staying off Sugar, Vit C, and Carbs?

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pepphell
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   Posted 1/13/2010 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
What am I supposed to eat?
 
Almost all food has sugar, vit C.  To top it off I am a vegetarian. The best I can do is an egg sandwich.  Am on doxy and am trying to avoid an irritable stomach and at the same time avoiding vit c. But do you guys have a list of what things to eat?
 
I guess fruit sugar is okay.
 
Bananas / Blueberries / Apples
Wheat bread? 
Soy?
 
darn. i was gonna say pizza.
 
 
 

achievinggrace
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   Posted 1/13/2010 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
You can eat food with Vitamin C in it, just don't take a vitamin C supplement. Let's see, because of long-term antibiotic use, I avoid foods with yeast in them, so pizza is out, sorry. Tons of fresh vegetables is good and whole grains, but you knew that. Other than that, use common sense and eat what makes you feel well and happy. If that means the occasional treat, I'd say, go for it!

pepphell
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   Posted 1/13/2010 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Is wine/Beer completely out? I have a two dates this week. How about making out?

I hope my dates dont' realize the awkward gait i've had for last 2-3 wks.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 1/13/2010 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Can someone supply me with a link that states to not take Vitamin C with antibiotics? Dr. Burroscano's guidelines state that we all need Vitamin C. Vitamin C boosts the immune system. In my opinion, if anyone is worried about it interfering with antibiotics, then taking it a few hours later should be okay.
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Nicky D
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   Posted 1/13/2010 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor (LLMD) has me taking a supplement with Vitamin C. I don't think it interferes with antibiotics. Alcohol, on the other hand, can decrease the effectiveness of antibiotics. But my LLMD didn't tell me to completely avoid alcohol, except that now I'm on Flagyl.

However- with antibiotics you have to worry about yeast. The antibiotics kill off all the good bacteria in your digestive tract, and yeast can easily take its place. You need to be on a good probiotic, taken at least 2 hours away from antibiotics. Also- foods such as sugar, and any wheats/bread products, and vegetables and fruits with high amounts of sugar (potatoes, carrots, etc) all feed yeast. Beer would also contribute to yeast. Many LLMDs suggest patients go on a yeast-free or candida elimination diet (they are the same thing- candida is the name of the yeast). If you google it, you can find information on what foods are good, and what are bad. Basically, if you have to eat carbs, stick to complex carbs. And try to eat fruit with lots of fibre.

Blueberries are really high in fibre, so they aren't bad. If you are on the really strict diet, technically only granny smith apples are low enough in sugar, but many people eat other fruits like berries, or oranges. But bananas are really bad, as far as fruits go.

I'm pretty sure soy is fine.

OneWearyChick
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   Posted 1/13/2010 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
this is the first time I have heard to avoid vitamin c - why would using vitamin c cause the lyme to form cysts? I have not heard or read of this before.

Pepphell - you definitely want to eat with that doxy! I eat almonds/ nuts (avoiding peanuts - which are not only goitrogens, but nasty- known for mold contamination, etc), dark chocolate (minimum 70%), hard boiled eggs, brown rice, good fats (coconut oil, real butter, etc). If you are going to eat fruits, go for the low glycemic as suggested; blueberries, apples, etc. and vegtables should be ones that are more nutritous, asparagus, spinach, etc over potatoes and corn, etc. Most importantly take probiotics! I do still eat "sugar", mostly natural as I have listed and haven't had any problems.
 
Do you/ Can you, eat yogurt? If you do, I would strongly suggest greek yogurt for your proteins (with blueberries if you want) - keeping the sugar load down, but protein and probiotics up.

Post Edited (OneWearyChick) : 1/13/2010 5:23:17 PM (GMT-7)


OneWearyChick
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   Posted 1/13/2010 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
smhair 
 
Probiotics are a must when using antibiotics to prevent "bad bacteria taking over" (= candida, thrush, yeast infections, etc.)! Danactive is good for ...............okay for a .......................hmmm, now that I think about it, I bet there is more sugar than anything else in it. I would choose greek yogurt over the danactive and definitely go to your health food store and get some good (refrigerated) probiotics immediately. I personally prefer Udo's over the others I have used in the past.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 1/13/2010 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Any refrigerated probiotic is good because the bacteria are still alive. Any health food store would carry it.
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pepphell
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   Posted 1/14/2010 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah I can eat yogurt, just bought myself greek yogurt, i'll have it during lunch after 3 hrs of taking the morning dose of doxy.
Want to get your guys opinion on
a) Protiene bars? the ones that are rich in carb, fiber and protien but dont have sugar. it takes like cement but have no choice.
b) Oatmeal, i am targetting this for morning before taking my morning dose of,

What does your diet look like guys? Since docs are available to assist, i have to rely on the forum to get answers. As of now i have no known allergies,

Bkfast - plain oatmeal + protien bar + apple, followed by doxy (around 10am)
Lunch - salad, rich with nuts, spinach, onions, carrots, peas, tofu (if i can get), beans, chickpeas, mushrooms, tomatoes etc
Post lunch - greek yogurt with blueberries
Dinner - brown rice + stir fry or something + a glass of milk
doxy again at 10pm.

pepphell
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   Posted 1/14/2010 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I've also started showing other symptoms now.

- twiching muscles in back and legs
- sleep disorders, a lot of moving around, that gets restricted due to pain, and then just waking up abruptly in the middle of night few times
- feeling very tired in the morning.



-- i am keeping my fingers crossed, bt i may even have permanent joint damage in my right knee.. waiting for the xray reports. ughh. someone pls kill me.
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