Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Day 15 "What's up Doc!"

Carrots!  They may be the bane of my existence right now.  There are many sites on the internet that say they are OK to eat on a candida program and they are allowed with the MLis program I am doing.  However; today, it donned on me that some of the regression I have had in the last few days may have been from the carrots added to my diet.  My wife found this great carrot cake recipe that we have loved (and is Candida Diet friendly), so we have had that twice this last week.  I have also been adding carrots in our vegetable medleys when our parents have come to eat.

We don't want to be the people that are completely crazy and the house that nobody wants to go to because of how off the wall we are.  I have had some sort of carrots every day for the last 5 or 6 days.  I also found out that the sugar in carrots is made worse when they are cooked.  I have been so careful to even keep them out of our green drinks in the morning, but have added them a bit the last few days because of how many carrots we have in our house.  It didn't dawn on me until this morning—or at least didn't obviously occur to me—that they may be the issue.

I cut carrots out of my diet for the whole day today and my sinuses have begun to do their thing again—feeling almost like tiny worms or a little animal is moving around in there—I hope whatever the feeling is that their the eviction crew  I realized today that I had regressed a bit and that some of the symptoms seemed to start to return—I thought it was due to the essential oil change I made—turns out it may have been the addition of a waskly wabbit’s food (CARROTS!).  I hope it is needless to say that I am going to stay away from carrots as well as other pretty sweet vegetables: i.e.; beets, peas and maybe even bell peppers—I'll have to decide on those.

It turned out to be a great day—a little tired in the morning, but picked up this afternoon.  Food was fine today—green drink this morning; since we are trying to get rid of a lot of our vegetables I used A LOT of kale and spinach, but also had romaine lettuce, cucumber, celery, ginger and a little bit of water—BUT NO CARROTS!  Lunch came in two stages—I made lunch so that I could take to my wife for dinner at work, since she is taking a class on Wednesday nights.  Again a TON of kale and spinach but I did add green onions and red/yellow/orange bell peppers sautéed in olive oil and garlic with salt, basil and oregano sprinkled all over—then put it all over a big spring mix salad (best dressing ever).

I actually had the same thing for dinner, just warmed it a bit.  My energy and feeling of progress was back in full swing by about 5:00pm, it's past 11:00pm now and still going strong.  Tonight was our final favorite dessert for a while since we are suppose to start on our juice cleanse tomorrow.  Imagine how this sounds for 3 days… Distilled water mixed with straight lemon juice and some pure maple syrup with no added sugar.  I'm not sure how the maple syrup fits in to this equation but evidently it works great!  Please don't be jealous of the days ahead of us.

A quick note about my mother-in-law.  She had her best day on the cleanse yesterday, but while she was making her green drink this morning she finished hers and then added apple juice for her husbands.  When she went to drink she took a big drink of his instead of hers—really freaked out because she was so worried and in her moment of craziness she went to grab something on the counter and ended up knocking her green drink on the floor (carpet).  I have yet to have the experience of getting dark green juice out of carpet but evidently it is a pain in the butt!

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