Hi Marie-Claire! Just thought I'd jump in here with blood pressure encouragement... When we started the MD last September, we ALL did. Our family of 4, that is. The side benefits for my husband and me are that I lost weight (didn't need to lose A LOT, but it came off slowly and easily which was nice)(okay, I'd still like to lose a couple more
) , and my husband's blood pressure came down. He doesn't have a weight issue, but high blood pressure runs in his family--especially in the men. He did lose a few pounds initially, but more importantly his triglycerides and bp dropped well within normal. I find this pretty amazing as the other men in his family (grandpa, dad, two brothers) have been forced to medicate for high bp. My husband somehow managed not to and now is convinced he never will. All due to the Maker's Diet.
Also, there is a way around all the fresh veggies, and that's a juicer. If you buy one, buy a good one. Ask CrazyHarry or me which one. I say this only because I found out the hard way and bought an inexpensive one in the beginning and had to return it (ship it back). It was a hassle and I was out the cost of shipping, of course!
Good luck to you!! I wish you success!!
Mother to 16 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September. Gradually learning/using more SCD recipes, too! (cooking challenged)