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    Master Gardener with over 30 years experience in intensive vegetable gardening, and have trained other Master Gardeners.
  1. Sundance

    Autoimmune success?!

    Breakfast is my weakest meal, too. I often make a smoothie from 1 cup fresh greens, 1 small banana, and 1 cup berries, with 1 T coconut oil, and also eat a homemade sausage. Only takes a few minutes to make/heat-up. Sometimes I'll make a quart of fresh vegetable juice instead - enough for a couple mornings, but that takes longer to clean up. I usually make that later in the day when I have more time. Otherwise, it is often left-overs from dinner. My whole appetite has changed after eating this way for so long. I don't crave the other foods - want them, sometimes, but not badly crave them. I never thought I would be able to give up sugar and chocolate, my major life-long addictions. But I'm doing fine without them. Definitely stick to the diet for a few more weeks. It's really worth giving it a serious try. Good luck!
  2. Sundance

    Autoimmune success?!

    Helene: Just wanted to share - I have a serious autoimmune disease. I started the autoimmune protocol on July 1st, and by the end of that month my pain levels had dropped by over half. I've been able to get off all my pain medications, and am currently no longer on any immune-suppressant medications. I'm still dealing with low-grade inflammation and pain, so I still have a ways to go to reach "normal", but I'm very thankful for the progress I've made so far. I've started testing some of the foods I've been avoiding - nuts seem to be OK for me, but 1/2 of an egg caused a severe flare-up of my disease that took over a week to die back down. I still have a lot more foods to test. Good luck!