As for diet, I'm extremely thin, and kept losing weight after lyme went away.
Many lyme allergies stopped, but slowly some other food allergies increased with the years.
And so my weight loss continued. It was slow, but sure.
I reached 87 pounds, while my food allergies kept increasing.
I thought: where would I be in 10 years when I have more food allergies / inflammed gut / and less weight?
My future was not bright, and I sincerely feared for my health.
I did fasting (with herbal teas or water) or eating one fruit a day only. It always helped me gain energy, funnily.
Once in the past, fasting alone stopped my lyme symptoms, but as soon as I ate again, some symptoms returned (less strong though).
Fasting was a powerful tool, but with my underweight, I could not do that for more than 10 days.
When I started fearing for my life last year, I decided to give a go on Dr Rau's recommended diet: so I cut all eggs, all milk products (including butter), diminished the amount of proteins drastically (to about
5% of what I used to eat), really, next to nothing.
Then I diminished oils also drastically, no nuts at all, avoided all fruits that had caused me allergies, etc.
I swear that in 4 months, ALL my food allergies DISAPPEARED!
All of them!! I had been suffering from some of these allergies since lyme, about
I couldn't eat an apple for about
5 years, no more pineapple, grapes, pomegranate, pears etc. The list was huge.
How could all my food allergies disappear so fast??
So since then, I eat everything back (I mean, fruits), but I sincerely started to FEAR eggs and milk products!!
How could stopping these end all my OTHER food allergies?
I think these foods caused me gut inflammation!!!
I started this diet end of Nov 2018. It's been ONE YEAR without eggs, no milk, no gluten, barely any nuts, low protein (extreme low protein).
And I'm GAINING WEIGHT!!!
I'm 92 pounds now!!
Proteins are harder to digest and sort of hampered my digestion, I feel.
I used to be a protein addict, and now my body sort of rejects proteins.
And despite extreme low fat, low protein diet, I'm gaining weight slowly but surely.
Another great thing is that my mind is so much clearer!
My liver felt totally clogged after lyme, and now I feel it got much lighter again.
I'm not ready to come back to my old diet simply because I can see now that it caused me inflammation.
I'm enjoying a diet full of fruits and veggies, raw and cooked, trying to cut grains, but increasing potatoes.
I do eat some meat once a week or so, more when I go out in restaurants or invite someone to eat home.
It took about
4 months for my brain NOT to feel I was going to die on that low protein, low fat diet, no milk, etc...
4 months!! I felt hungry the whole time at first. Like a withdrawal from addiction. It was hard to change to this diet...
After 6 months I stabilized. No more hunger bouts.
The reason I kept going on, was that I was gaining too many things to let go.
My daughter's depression bouts, anxiety, etc also almost disappeared.
Before we started this diet, I had to pick her from school often, she's got panic attacks, anxiety in ups and down, then in between these, depression, visiting the psychologist etc.
it^s been a year, no more picking her from school, no more shrinks.
I mean, all that due to... diet?!?
I wonder if these foods contribute to some kind of brain inflammation too?
in any way, we're eating like that for almost 1 year now, and not ready to come back to our old diet...
Post Edited (Shasta) : 11/20/2019 1:55:43 PM (GMT-7)