Actually I feel fine eating other stuff it's just that I thought it was doing more damage inside like making the parasites worse?
I have a question tho on the bread. I am craving bread and want a sandwich in the worst way or even toast. Is it more important to have a gluten free bread or a sugar free bread? It is hard to find both so it's one or the other it seems.
The way that sugar harms us is that, if I understand it correctly, Lyme bacteria hang out in sugar and breed there. So eliminating sugar eliminates some of their breeding grounds. I think of it like how standing water is a haven for breeding mosquitoes. I don't think sugars make us worse off, it just gets in the way of us getting better. (I could be wrong on this, but that's how I understand it.) High-sugar diets can also lead to yeast problems, which for those of us on abx, can be a concern.
And carbs are just complex sugars, but in the end it all breaks down to sugar. So even though brown rice bread has no gluten, it is still a carb, and I use it but try to limit it. The actual added sugar in store bread is there, but really, I can't think that it's the sugar that is the problem, it's the bread itself.
Fruit is loaded with fibre and other goodies, so that's why we need some, just not too much. There are some fruit that are better than others in regards to the sugar content, but that may be a lesson for another day. Juice is bad since there's no fibre left, it's just the concentrated sugars.
Gluten is supposed to cause inflammation in some (many?) people, so that is why we're told to avoid it, though to be honest, I haven't found gluten to make a difference for me (and I have severe arthritis symptoms), but I try and avoid it just to be a good Lymie.
I think oats are fine, some charts list them as an alkalizing food. They're technically not gluten-free due to the way they are processed, but unless you actually have celiac disease it shouldn't matter for our purposes. My breakfast is usually 2/3 cup oats soaked overnight with unsweetened almond milk, followed by a green smoothie or a green juice. That's healthy enough for me to start the day!