Sounds way better than forcing your liver to drink poison at gunpoint. Considering I am sitting here not showered and wearing the same pjs as I was a week ago, a little sexiness would be welcomed.
I know. I know. You have no idea what I am talking about.
Just thought I would give you an update on the crohn's disease. For years, I would take about 20-30 pills a day, depending on what the doctor ordered to keep my body in remission. It's all hideous for your organs, prednisone (steroids) being the harshest. And it doesn't give much relief, because as soon as you start weaning off the steroids, the symptoms return.
I've stayed away from the harsh crohn's meds for years now and have let the disease run its course naturally. I have found that if I tend to it naturally, my body will stay in remission longer.
Most of the medical field believes crohn's disease cannot be cured. It's just the luck of inheriting a wacky immune system that attacks its own body. I was inclined to agree considering I was an 85% clean eater for many years. But after a tornado blows away your house, it can uproot more than just the trees. For six weeks, we had to eat every meal out while living at the hotel.
Panera Bread's mac and cheese.
Chicken pot pie at Cheddar's Cafe.
Chicago's Pizza's pepper jack pizza.
Baby-back ribs from Santa Fe Cattle Company.
I developed some very bad habits. Like a bag a day habit. I'm pretty sure those black jelly beans helped create this molten pit that is now brewing in my digestive system.
So, I am going to take another step away from modern medicine and try the Paleolithic path. That means no more black beans. No more cheese. And I have absolutely no idea how I will survive this, but NO MORE MILK. This kills me. Honestly. I am in love with milk. Sometimes I will eat an oatmeal cookie just so I can drink more milk.
So there you have it, the latest My Body Has Taken Me Hostage report.
I have to give a shout-out to my man. I always tell him I would make a lousy husband. When he is ill, I show absolutely no compassion. I have no idea why. I show compassion for others, but not him. It's like I'm thinking, MAN UP AND GET OVER IT. Anyway, Meteorology Man is a good caretaker. Who else do you know who would drive 45 minutes one way to get me a tuna sandwich because that is what my body is craving, only to have me gag at the sight of it once he returns. Ha. I wouldn't either.
I'm just thankful MM doesn't watch my creepy shows.
Men sure do know how to make it difficult for themselves when they are sickly, but are blessedly wonderful to help us when we feel poorly. I sure hope that whatever you try, helps your healing. I so admire you for your strength and ability to cope with a smile. I woulda hollered loud and long by now... (btw... how are your critters doing these days?)
oh, good luck with this Tamy! I hope it's gluten-free too. I have a secret belief re: Crohn's and gluten. I'm sorry you're in your pjs. No, wait. I'm happy you're in your pjs, but sorry you're in them because you're not well. :(
I think the Paleo diet has some good ideas. I'm not totally convinced that legumes are as bad as they're made out to be (you may recall me touching on this subject before, as it's of interest to me), but a lot of what I've read makes sense. I've also had good luck with it in the past. I might go back to it soon do to some recent health issues.
Most of all, good luck and good health and get back on your feet soon! And go meteorology man!!
Good luck with your diet! I hope you are able to kick it back into remission!
Side note about diets and health: I had a former coworker whose son started having seizures at the age of 3. He was having between 30 and 55 seizures a day. They classified him as having some particular kind of seizure disorder and they tried him on lots and lots of medications. Even with the meds, he would still have 5 or so break through seizures daily. (but that's better than 30-55). Being that he was so young, his mom was afraid of what these medications may do long term, so she sought out a specialist and after months and months of research they put him on an extreme modified Atkins diet, I think they called it the Ketogenic diet, but I'm not sure, it was mostly proteins and few carbs. As a result of this diet he did have to undergo some physical therapies to help his muscle tone, etc, but they were able over the course of 2 years to reduce him to only one seizure medication. He hasn't had a seizure in 4 years.
It is totally amazing what changing your diet can do!
@plantinthewindow - I don't think black beans and milk are bad for the average system. I may add the black beans back in down the line. But milk has sugar and sugar and crohns do not mix. But honestly, how do I live without milk????
MM and I have discussed the issue before...I think it's because I am totally jealous of his physical health. I am a very physical worker and get irritated when I have no strength to carry out my passions. Sometimes I feel like he wastes his physical strength and in my warped little mind, I wouldn't waste it. I'm always telling him I could never live with a person like me. Funny thing is, I have compassion for him in other areas of his life, but I really need to work through this one. Thankfully, he rarely gets sick.
Love you humor. Really relate on the side effect thing...reading the papers they give you is enough to make you run screaming. Hope the diet helps. I know my body like the raw vegan...just hard to stay on exclusively. Yeah, cheese, one of my favs, isn't on it. David and I are trying some liquid acidophillis that should be quite healing. I will let you know how it goes.
You know Tami, I am exactly like that. When my husband gets sick or whatever, I am impatient with him. I am so compassionate with my patients, and every other tom dick and harry, but when it comes to poor M, i just shrug my shoulders and am downright mean. I think it's because I want him to be stronger than me and take care of me rather than me taking care of him....and that NEVER happens. When I fall ill, I do not want ANYONE to come near me. I want to do it all by myself. I am weird.
Sorry about the Crohn's babe. Hope the diet will settle it all soon.
I am sending good vibes your way for success with this new way of eating.Patience is a learned thing for me and it has taken time and still takes me time some days-but hands on with TD has taught me patience and understanding.
I'm as skeptical of elaborate diet theories as I am of paranormal phenomena and aliens (Alicia does the blood-type diet), but I do know that a lot more people are milk intolerant than realize it, a lot of people have nut allergies, a lot of people seem to be gluten intolerant, and there's probably other stuff out there that does some of us harm. No doubt whittling down to essentials would be a good idea.
Yoghurt is apparently much easier on the human system than regular milk. My grandpa drank sweet acidophilus milk in his later years.
I hope you start recovering soon. Blessings to you.