vozelle

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  1. Hi ladies, I'm still around and continuing to progress on my gut-healing journey. Finished the Medical Medium cleanse at the end of Nov with really good results, then continued the recommended protocols for healing SIBO and Chronic Strep infection... will stay on this path until my symptoms disappear completely. Giving it plenty of time and taking it gently. Planning to re-do lab tests sometime this Spring (nervous but also eager to see the results... I'm really curious to see if this protocol has been more effective for treating the SIBO than the modified Paleo plan my functional MD had me o
  2. Where is everyone else? @NancyW, @misslindy! I'm on Day 20 of the Medical Medium 28-Day Detox Cleanse and everything's going well. Yes, that means I'll still be on it during Thanksgiving, ack! Poor planning on my part, oh well. I'm feeling great, so it's totally worth it. : ) Happy holidays to you all! V Info about the cleanse: https://www.healyourlife.com/a-28-day-detox-diet-plan
  3. Hi all, Still here! Just popped in to see who's still around. I've been enjoying the Medical Medium material, currently on Day 7 of a 28-day detox cleanse. Author says Streptococcus Virus is the root cause of SIBO, so I'm following the recommended protocol to see what happens! Willing to try anything at this point. Hope everyone's doing well out there. V PS @Crimsann those plastic bags were outlawed here awhile ago, so I always take reusables when shopping. My local health food store gives out free cloth bags whenever you spend over $50, so needless to say we have far too
  4. Hiya ladies, I'm still here too. Even if we don't check in that often, it's nice reading your updates when they come in! I wonder how @misslindy is doing with BLE? Blessings and well-wishes to those of you in Texas, goodness gracious... I hope you have the support of family and friends, dry places to go, etc. Well, my lab results were disappointing but not disastrous. I still have SIBO, but it's getting better s-l-o-w-l-y. Will keep plugging along. One year with no sugar feels good, can't believe I've done that! I discovered an interesting book with a new take on healing from ch
  5. Hello ladies! Happy belated birthday to you @NancyW! Good luck you BLE-ers... would like to hear more about that. I peeked at the book on Amazon, but haven't delved further. @Crimsann, despite the food challenges, you totally are rocking the exercise thing, very inspiring. Let's see.... a year ago at this time I was eating pureed foods after gum surgery. But more importantly, I was getting ready to give up sugar. Can't believe it's been almost a year!!!! My grandma turned 98 yesterday and she had ALL the cake. No flour and no sugar for me still... perhaps I am BLE-ing after all? I just fi
  6. Hi everyone, I'm still here… Good to catch up on what's going on with each of you. Sorry to hear about the various struggles, wishing you all well. And good luck with the new challenges/goals! Crimsann, WOW. I am now on Phase 2 (of 3) of treatment for my kinda stubborn SIBO, I'll be on this regimen of supplements and careful eating for 60 days. Then hoping to retest and see where things are at. In a weird way, I'm now almost grateful to have had this medical issue to keep me making healthy choices all this time. That "forced compliance" over the looooooong haul has really transforme
  7. Good luck navigating the emotional waters, @misslindy... I've been dealing with a lot too. We'll get through... Happy Belated Birthday @Crimsann, excited for you about the year long challenge! I have successfully incorporated honey back into my life (the only sweetener I'm using), and am not having any major sugar dragon experiences. I bake occasional things at home, or purchase from local farmer's market (we have a great Paleo bakery lady there), and have been in good balance with it. I like having more variety and options, and not feeling deprived... the occasional
  8. There is a great cookbook called "Against All Grain" by Danielle Walker... can highly recommend if you want to live a grain-free life for awhile. I am having to go without grains due to ongoing SIBO treatment. It's not so bad. HAPPY EASTER! Hello everyone, it's been good reading your updates and notesworthy news. Wishing you all well. I try not to spend much time on the computer, just cruising through to say howdy and that I'm still here. Currently in Phase 1 of my second round of SIBO treatment, which will likely include 3 phases over the next 3-5 months, depending o
  9. Right!? It is like a drug. I really really REALLY wish it wasn't, but it IS. I made a Paleo dessert at home, sweetened with honey. Not a good idea… set off sugar cravings like crazy. I am now finding my way back to center after that experiment. I'm not sure what to do. I don't want to live my life forever without any dessert or sweet treat EVER, but the drug-like affect is pretty clear. And it doesn't seem to matter how much time has gone by since the last sweet intake... even after all those 6+ months without it, there was an immediate crack-cocaine-must-have-more effect. Even my home-made h
  10. Hi ladies, just popping in to catch up, enjoyed reading your posts and updates. I just got back from 10 days in Portland, where I had an amazing meal at the most fabulous 100% Paleo restaurant, "The Cultured Caveman". It was so so SO delicious. I wanted to take a double order of everything on the menu home with me. Oh how I wish there was a restaurant like that in my town!! I was there for over an hour, and there was a line the entire time, in the pouring rain… on a weeknight! That is a good sign. I hope the restaurant is a smashing success, and they franchise all over the place.
  11. Good for you, NancyW! You're going to feel great once you get into the swing of it again. How nice to have a Paleo lunch companion. Best wishes to you and good luck with all that prepping.
  12. Hi @misslindy, yes that's exactly the problem, super concentrated fructose, ack! I was reaching for it during my stressful week, had no fresh fruit on hand, and that was right before I got the SIBO results... so I didn't know it would be so bad. It definitely affected the symptoms. I was busy patting my own back just for staying compliant during such a crazy week! Luckily sulfur isn't an issue, as I am allergic to it and only have the non-sulfured kind in the house. I started on low FODMAP foods yesterday, and the symptoms are already improving. No dried fruit allowed, just the berries you men
  13. Today is Day 30 for me, kinda glad to be done. Had difficulty with snacking and sugar cravings this time, especially following a super stressful week last week with a family medical emergency, power outages, raging storms and road closures. Crazy! I definitely notice a difference when I'm eating too many nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Looking forward to a few focused reintroductions and then probably back to my usual Paleo rhythm. Some of my medical test results came in, and it looks like the main bad bugs (parasites) are gone, *whew*! I am so relieved, because that medication was
  14. Good for you guys! I'm on Day 21 right now... going steady but struggling with a little food boredom this week. I just wish there was a 100% Paleo restaurant in town, and I could just go there 5 nights a week and not have to cook anything myself! There are so many good recipes to try, of course,, but I just don't feel like being in the kitchen right now. I'm also dealing with some sugar cravings,, ugh. @C_Cezeaux can you please share some of the resources and reading materials about cravings that helped you? Thx! : )
  15. How is everyone doing? Nancy, is your knee healing as expected? Crimsann, how's that new work schedule going? misslindy, did the ground ever stop shaking down there in NZ? C_Cezeaux did your burn heal up after your unfortunate Chicken Incident? I'm on Day 11 after restarting 1/14... following along with one of the forum groups. The main difference for me when doing a Whole30 versus my regular life now, is that I adhere to the meal template/timing, and limit snacking. Normally I am quite the grazer, it seems. I noticed that this time around has been more of a challenge regarding