When I was clinically diagnosed just over a month ago, I started on the diet recommended by Dr. Singleton and followed in "Recipes for Repair". Basically I'm following a gluten free, sugar free, mostly dairy free, soy free and no nightshade veggies diet. The results have been amazing! I have lost almost 16 lbs and the systemic inflammation I had has been significantly reduced. No it hasn't been easy and yes it is a lot of work for someone who doesn't feel well but I feel so much better because of it. Luckily we have a really great farmer's market near where I live.
My hubby and I have a little hobby farm complete with 15 little hens, 2 goats and a crazy one year old lab. Before my Lyme symptoms I was already an organic gardener and used only nonGMO seeds in our garden. Unfortunately, I've had to take a break from it until my symptoms subside but I can find great local food.
While there's a ton of research out there that can support or denounce any diet, we are all individuals and react to things differently. I agree that an elimination diet with a slow reintroduction of foods gives you the best idea of what works for you.
The good news is my b-day is coming up so my hubby is building a couple of raised beds for me so I can get my hands back in the dirt! It's not my 1,400 square foot garden that I love but it will keep me from going nuts! Gardening is so therapeutic. There's nothing like the smell of cucumber or tomato plants!
Post Edited (Daisy's Mom) : 8/7/2014 4:58:08 AM (GMT-6)