It also depends on why you are going with such a restrictive diet. Just because you were told to? Or do you actually have allergies or other issues with those things?
I went almost completely gluten free at the beginning of my healing, and slowly started adding things back in. I discovered that - for me - I tolerate gluten fine, but I do have an issue with yeast at times. So I limited my wheat, but cut out yeast containing foods completely for a while.
Yes, stevia is 'processed', but if you buy a product that has only
stevia in it, you are getting nothing more than the leaf that has been ground. If you want to take it further, be sure it still has a green color to it, it's been even less processed. Stevia is the only sweetener that I can use all the time.
Many doc's will also say no dairy, but raw milk still has many benefits to healing. I never did give up my dairy while healing - but I did switch to goats milk & goats milk products though. It's much healthier than cows milk & cows milk products.
The no rice thing I new to me though. That's interesting. Do you know why your doc said this?
I really don't understand the no fermented items thing though. I don't suppose you know why your doc told you this one too?
The no pickled thing is likely because it can cause more muscle issues - twitching, spasms, and cramps. I had to avoid those thing for most of the time I was healing.
Lyme herbs used: "Chronic Tonic" from www.mistymeadows.org/wendydocs/Lyme Disease.pdf
for 9 months
Bart herb - only Houttuynia for 6 months
tx ended 1-2013
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
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