So, while we wait for the docs to figure all this out, I am working on my own treatment. NUTRITION. I have been going strong since the first of the year and can tell that there have been some improvements. I continue to have less pain. I do not feel like I am retaining so much water. I no longer have any acid reflux. I have more energy some days. I think I may be sleeping a bit better too. My night sweats are not so drenching. Things are looking up! I am becoming a big advocate for eating whole, organic, nutritious food. It has been fun to watch my family and friends give it a go as well. I am very much starting to believe this quote I saw the other day:
I just ordered the book Forks Over Knives by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. and Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., Ph.D. I have heard nothing by rave reviews. It seems to go along with all that I am learning about the power of nutrition. I can't wait to read it. I'll let you know what I think! It is also a documentary for those of you that don't like to read...
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1-2 cups of greens (today I used some romaine, kale, and spring mix)
- 8 small asparagus spears
- juice of one lemon (bottled will work fine too)
- 1-2 garlic cloves
- 2 cups mixed greens
- 1 hard boiled egg
- 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- Put asparagus in microwave safe dish with lid. Squeeze lemon juice on top of asparagus. Put 1-2 cloves of garlic through a garlic press (or mince it) and put on top of the asparagus. Microwave about 6 minutes to cook. Slice into one inch pieces once done and cooled a bit.
- I don't eat eggs very often and don't make a lot of hard boiled eggs at once anymore. I have this egg shaped contraption (pictured below) that allows me to hard boil 1-4 eggs at a time. It is perfect when you don't want a bunch of eggs around. You can buy your own from KitchenEmporium.com for about 10 bucks.
- Put greens and alfalfa sprouts in a bowl.
- Top greens with crumbled hard boiled egg and asparagus.
- Whisk olive oil and balsamic vinegar together and toss with salad.
- 3 large chicken breasts
- 1-2 pounds fresh spinach
- 6-8 garlic cloves put through garlic press or minced
- 1 28 oz. box of diced tomatoes (see below for more info)
- 1 18 oz. jar organic marinara sauce (without any additives, etc.)
- Put all ingredients into the Crock-Pot with the chicken breasts on the bottom.
- Turn Crock-Pot on low and cook for 6-8 hours. Dinner is done when the chicken falls apart.
Another good day of healthy eating. Woot woot! Until next time, keep up the good fight and keep make an effort for your own health! I'm right beside you every step of the way!