Posted 8/13/2007 9:03 PM (GMT -7)
I agree with the posts on lower carbs higher protein, and being careful about sugars and artificial sweeteners. I use splenda, nutrasweet has caused me problems with my bladder over time. I try to eat salmon once a week too. I feel this is very important. I love sushi and raw oysters, but there is a risk. I only eat sushi that has been previously frozen as it kills any flukes that may be in the fish, and i haven't been eating it as much. I shouldn't eat it at all. Baked salmon with orange zest and ginger really does it for me. Greens are really good for you, I eat a lot of fresh greens, either stir fried or pressure cooked. You probably know about pressure cookers and steamers vs other cooking methods, how they preserve the vitamins, while microwave and boiling and freezing sap them. I don't like the heart healthy diet because it contains not enough protein and iron containing foods for me and way to many carbs and trans fats like margarine. There is a special diet for epilepsy called the ketogenic diet where you eat tons and tons of fats, so my son and I, I need to eat a moderate to high amouht of fats for my liver, eat real butter, avocados and other verry fatty things. As for carbs, oatmeal is really good for you, even if you are diabetic, because fiber undoes the damage of carbs and it is high fiber. I also choke on beans and don't care for them. I also take omega 3 fatty acids by pill and flax seed oil at times, sometimes using it as a healthy alternative to butter, it is very buttery. I eat meat and vegetables primarily due to diabetes, with a little dairy--cheeses and probiotic yogurts--and bananas because of my HCTZ diuretic. Berrys as fruit, occasionally melons. I was starting to get into soy but it hurts my urinary tract for some reason, so there that goes. Also, I drink milk. Dont know if this helps, I have bladder and diabetes restrictions, and gi restrictions. I have never had anemia thanks to my dietary restrictions though my ferritin is often high.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments