speaking of doxy, it gave me upset stomach first few days. but now for the last 2.5 days i feel constipated. its strange. i am not taking any probiotic, but eating greek yogurt after a meal.
also why do they recommend lyme patients to get off wheat? isn't wheat supposed to be good. I love wheat berries, and wheat can be a solid source of fiber/carbs for me. It gives me energy, as is I am eating like a diabetic patient. I am finding it very tough to get off wheat (since I don't eat meat).
As OneWearyChick mentioned, Lyme disease frequently mimics celiac disease by inducing gluten intolerance. And carbs feed the Lyme disease bacteria. Lots of people find that gluten free low carb is the best diet for Lyme disease patients. I know that you believe it will be hard for you to give up wheat, but check out this primer on how to go gluten free...you will be surprised to find out what you can still eat on a gluten free diet:glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2006/01/morning-after-diagnosis-that-is.html
The problem with the standard gluten free diet is that we, as Lyme disease patients, probably need to be low carb as well. It's unfortunate that you are choosing to avoid meat. You might wish to google "paleo diet" and read up on the facts about
what the human body is actually designed to eat.
Our bodies do NOT do well on vegetarian diets because we did not evolve that way. It's a fact that the overall health of the human population on this planet actually declined
after agriculture began. Please see the following reference:www.thehealthculture.com/2009/05/is-agriculture-bad-for-your-health.html
I think if we want to be healthy we have to eat the way that our ancestors ate, as much as possible....fresh veggies, fresh fruit (in season and in moderation), meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, very small amounts of honey. No grains or legumes. In other words, the basic hunter-gatherer diet. We are omnivores
By the way, if it matters to anyone, I'm a Christian, but I do believe that evolution occurs. I'm a scientist, so I am persuaded by facts, not emotional appeals like "never eat anything that has a face". I'm not trying to offend vegetarians but I think it's extremely important to know the facts about
your body so that you can get well