Anyone eat yams?

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Serfr
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   Posted 2/23/2018 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a half a yam with dinner every day. I feel i have to to get some filling food in me, anyone else?

sierraDon
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   Posted 2/23/2018 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat them. I tried the lyme diet for two months - no gluten, low carbs, no added sugars, no/low dairy. I lost 20 lbs, and couldn't get my weight back, and it messed up my blood sugar, and ketone levels. now i am back eating complex carbs to get my weight back. i eat sweet potatos, brown rice, oatmeal, bulgar, corn tortillas, beans. the weight is coming back finally.

its tricky to find the balance point.

i found myself starving all the time, and it showed.

WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 2/23/2018 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat them. I have not done restricted dieting since knowing I have Lyme. I had lost over 20 lbs and felt like I was starving to death.

Serfr
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   Posted 2/23/2018 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I know right? But doesnt your brain need sugar or is that a myth?
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sierraDon
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   Posted 2/23/2018 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I believe so, its a balance thing and each person is different.

I know with me, it weakened me, i looked gaunt, and was starving all the time. so i added back in complex carbs to gain weight back. i feel more satisfied now when i eat.

i still try to avoid things that have gluten like pasta, bread, etc. processed food

i eat berries and applies, and plums sometimes. a lot of hummus.

when i did my latest blood test, my ketones were up, it was clear that my fat was being metabolized due to not enough food intake (carbs, sugars)

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   Posted 2/23/2018 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Serfr said...
I know right? But doesnt your brain need sugar or is that a myth?


You get sugar from carbohydrates you eat...you don't need to eat sugar (like white sugar) to get it.
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added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
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   Posted 2/23/2018 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
The Practitioner I recently saw (Dr. J clinic) wants me to go off gluten, dairy and sugar.


I said I'd give it a try. (again)

I'm tackling it one at a time.
I've been off Gluten now for two weeks...it's the easiest one for me.

Next I'll go off dairy.

Finally I will drop the sugar. It will be the hardest for me. I like to indulge now and then on some baking.

I will continue to eat fruit though.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

summer16
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   Posted 2/23/2018 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I was extremely strict with my diet and lost way too much weight. Last month I added some carbs like yams, beans and quinoa. I feel much better.

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   Posted 2/23/2018 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
It's so difficult for me to keep on the weight, eating a ketogenic diet. Not necessarily by choice. Various aspects of my health kind of pushed me into a corner.

Mold in the home, mold in me, impaired gut function, etc.

It's the best way for me to stay fed, without feeding any conditions et bringing on unfavorable symptoms.

I've tried a lot to get better. I'll try more, somehow.

But, yeah. Tons of calories. Upwards of 3,000, sometimes. That's me trying to gain a couple pounds. I'm a small guy, too. I haven't been terribly active, with school et slim bank account (I'm not motivated to workout, unless I can go to a gym or something - the home is not a good environment for me).

My RDI is something like 2100 calories on a normal day, according to various calculators. I'd be skin and bones on that.

I've questioned the possibility of poor absorption, infectious processes speeding up my metabolism, requiring more intake of me, but I kind of feel like it's just the nature of the diet. You're meant to lose weight. Whereas, periods where I have been able to take in things like sweet potatoes and certain beans, I'd start to notice my stomach getting fluffy after just a few days.

Your brain needs glucose, but it finds a way, even with the fewest of carbs. I forget the science. I really should know.

I've wondered if the protein and fats in excess are strains to my liver (gallbladder) et kidneys, or brain (ammonia), but it's the duller side of the sword, I guess.

I can't say I feel bad from eating this way, except from a psychological standpoint. I like apples. I like watermelon. I like bread. I like squashes. Yams. Beans. Certain rices.

I'll never go back to the majority of processed foods, things from a box, corn syrup, cane sugar, whatever, unless a day comes where the damage can be reversed almost completely, but I feel like the landscape is just too unlike what it used to be.

My gut biome, you'd call it, I guess. A shift of axis has occurred. It's such a complex thing, right? At face value, at least. Maybe there exist tests that can determine what the populations of your flora look like, which could thereby help a knowledgeable physician determine what exactly could be done to tip the scales?

What makes it difficult is the matter of access, the answers not being in plain sight, etc. Apply that to most problems in life, I guess. Put the puzzles together, in our own ways, while the world falls to place, I guess.

Pardon me.

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   Posted 2/24/2018 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Girlie said...
The Practitioner I recently saw (Dr. J clinic) wants me to go off gluten, dairy and sugar.


Interesting. They didn't tell me no dairy.

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   Posted 2/24/2018 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Dahlias said...
Girlie said...
The Practitioner I recently saw (Dr. J clinic) wants me to go off gluten, dairy and sugar.


Interesting. They didn't tell me no dairy.


hmmmm maybe it depends on which practitioner you get.


It could be in part because I told her that I had some phlegm in my throat sometimes.
So, I guess she's thinking the dairy would exasperate that.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Dahlias
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   Posted 2/24/2018 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Girlie said...
hmmmm maybe it depends on which practitioner you get.

It could be in part because I told her that I had some phlegm in my throat sometimes.
So, I guess she's thinking the dairy would exasperate that.


That makes sense

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   Posted 2/24/2018 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Also, now I have sweet potatoes in the oven thanks to this thread. smile

Post Edited (Dahlias) : 2/24/2018 7:10:03 PM (GMT-7)

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