Mike. I will share with you what I eat. First, I want you to know that to me it's very important to not put toxins into my body because Lyme and the meds I'm on are already doing that. Toxin overload makes us sicker and makes us feel worse. So, here are the things I do not eat: refined foods and processed foods, sugar (even natural sugar as much as possible), high sugar fruits, gluten (found in wheat and some other grains), anything aged or fermented, anything containing fungus or mold, caffeine, artificial flavors and sweeteners and colors, MSG, nightshades (tomato, pepper, potato). I do not eat cold cuts, liverworst, bacon, ham - they all contain added nitrates and nitrites which are very bad for you. (I have found an uncured turkey bacon that's pretty good, but still smoked, and smoked foods are also bad for you.) I limit dairy products, but do eat a little. I also do not eat meats unless they are antibiotic free, free-range, naturally fed. I do not eat farmed fish, and do not eat many varieties of fish that are notorious for containing toxins. I do not eat shellfish, any ocean bottom feeders or scavengers, or any land animal that has an unclean diet. In addition, I avoid plastics whenever possible. I never cook in a plastic container and I do not use teflon products, all because of toxins.
I had a fantastic dinner tonight. It was a huge salad, all organic, with three kinds of lettuce, cucumber, yellow onion, avocado, lentil sprouts and mixed sprouts, sliced raddish, carrot, non-aged feta cheese, and sauteed garlic tofu. The salad dressing I make myself with olive oil and flax oil, and lemon juice with herbs.
For breakfast I had organic eggs with fresh herbs topped with Alaska salmon and fresh avocado, and a small salad, accompanied by a lovely organic naturally decaffienated soy latte. I will be happy the day they start using almond milk or hemp milk in latte's, but for now it's skim milk or soy milk.
Some other favorite foods are natural sausage (turkey or chicken), organic chicken, salmon, trout (difficult to find good quality), lots and lots of veggies.
Instead of soda I squeeze lemon juice into a glass, put in a packet of stevia (natural sugar substitute), and add either filtered water or perrier. You can also purchase Zevia soda - diet yes, but natural and quite good.
Complex carbs are from whole grains, beans - those are the ones I eat. I'd need to look it up to see what else qualifies.
Many great recipes can be found in the South Beach Diet Cookbook, and I also like the recipes that go with the Ph Miracle diet.
Looking at your list, lots of great foods there (love the spinach). If you decide to start branching out a little, if you add only one new thing at a time, you should be able to tell if it creates problems for you. If you're
open to it, you might want to try removing the artificial things and additives to see if that helps you feel better. I believe diet plays a huge part in our health and admire your dedication to finding out what works for you.
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.
Post Edited (Willowrose) : 8/7/2010 9:57:15 PM (GMT-6)