WHAT I'VE LEARNED, SO FAR, for Week 1 of getting rid of lyme:
1. Constipation is the 1st obstacle for me to overcome.
A. Diet (liquids, eat more vegetables, healthy fats, fiber)
B. Magnesium (at least until having regular BM's)
C. Valve correction (press in with fingers on both sides of belly button and release quickly, 3 times
and do this 3x/day)
D. Probiotic, a little
E. Oh, yeah, I forgot, exercise!
F. Stomach massage
G. Additional Supplements: kelp for thyroid, vit D for lack of sun, vit B50 energy,
vit C for inflammation and to protect cells
A. My diet has become cleaner and cleaner this year. I still binge but much healthier than I used to binge. For me, I believe binging is going to happen because of the stress connected with lyme disease. I have to break free from everything once in a while for my own sanity, at least for now.
The Rau diet (The Swiss Secret) is the right diet for me but I'm having too much stress at times following it because it is so clean and varied (my 1st week on this diet).
Breakfast: (same every day this week) alkaline broth, grapefruit, flax oil, oats (gluten free) with 1 date, a small apple, or 1/2 an avocado with evoo & lemon
Lunch: (the biggest meal, with specific vegetables and amounts) lightly cooked or steamed vegetables and a salad plate, both dressed with evoo and lemon or basamic vinegar, 2 Tbsp of beans, topped with 1 Tbsp of seeds (ground so I can digest them) either sunflower or pumpkin seeds
Dinner: alkaline broth, different vegetables and amounts, steamed, evoo with lemon juice or balsamic vinegar
Herbal tea and a snack between meals (for example, 1 carrot or 1 apple, or 1/2 avocado with evoo & lemon, or sliced cucumber, etc.)
My solution when I begin to stress over the variety and amount is to generalize:
breakfast, same every day this week
lunch is bigger with a raw salad plate and steamed or lightly cooked vegetable plate (I put them in a good sized bowl), 2 Tbsp beans, dressed with evoo and either lemon or balsamic vinegar, 1 Tbsp of ground seeds, a little salt and pepper.
dinner several different vegetables steamed (or eat lunch leftovers)
(vegetables and amount can be my choice if I am stressing)
B. I started taking a good magnesium (algae magnesium works best for me at this time) after eating, and also a Vit D because I don't get much sun, and a B50 for converting food to fuel for energy and reduce stress, and add C for inflammation and to protect cells.
C. I started doing the valve correction this week, also. I press in with my fingers 3 times and let off quickly about 3 inches on each side of my belly button going horizontally, and I do this 3 times a day. My right side is a little sore?
D. 1 probiotic pill a day
(E,F,G) Need to add exercise, stomach massage, and kelp for thyroid.
According to Dr. Jernigan, p209 of his book, 1 BM daily is constipation, "...it is very important to have 3-5 bowel movements per day to expel all of the now-liberated toxins from the body. Without good bowel movements, toxins can be stirred up and lodge in new areas of the body. You are constipated if you have one (1) bowel movement per day."
I started my 1st week with constipation, 1 BM on Tuesday and 0 BM's until Saturday, that's 5 days constipated. I had 3 BM's on Saturday at 12:25pm noonish, 1:25pm, and 8:10pm. That's 1 day not constipated.
Will have to see what happens this week.