Let me list some symptoms that I was having that are now either gone, or under control.
- I was taking high blood pressure medicine, and they wanted to up my dose.
- I was taking high cholesterol medicine and it made my joints ache.
- I had to pee at least 23 times a day, I am not kidding I was keeping track. Turns out I had a urinary track infection.
- I had hot hands and feet. Like burning scalding hot I would wake Jer up with them in the middle of the night and he would scream like a little girl!
- I was swollen. Even though I was exercising every single day. My arms looked like sausages bursting out of their casing. My face was also very puffy.
- My eyes hurt, and it hurt to focus them, and I wanted to wear sunglasses all the time.
- I was exhausted, but could not sleep. I had a hard time waking up in the morning to get the kids to school, and then I would fall asleep every afternoon as soon as my kids got home from school and would sleep for a few hours get up cook dinner and then go back to bed. Then at 12 am I would lay wide awake. So frustrating especially because I couldn't take a sleeping pill due to Jer being gone.
- Fibroids in my breast, uterus, and on my ovaries, resulting in a hysterectomy, sonogram, and mammogram.
- Brain fog, I couldn't remember anything, I would talk to people during the day, and not even remember. I couldn't help the kids with their school work because I couldn't grasp new concepts.
- I had a headache, yep not multiple headaches, just one that went on and on and on. Sometimes it would get worse and I would have to lay in a quiet, cold, dark room until I threw up and then I wold get back to my regular headache. This got slightly better after my hysterectomy, but came back after a few months.
- HOT FLASHES, and intolerance to the cold, yep I had them both, talk about being a pain.
Top Picture take on 12-25-15 bottom picture taken a month later after being on the anti-inflammatory diet.
So today's menu is:
Breakfast: Fried egg in coconut oil, gluten free toast and broccoli
Snack: Peas out of the garden
Lunch: Cottage cheese, Lentil Crackers, radishes, carrots, cucumber, and tomatoes.
Dinner: Tinfoil dinners with ground beef, carrots, celery, broccoli, crookneck squash, onions and potatoes, seasoned with salt and pepper, sage, and parsley.
If you have a hard time sleeping at night eat a snack before bed. With this diet you don't want to be hungry and you don't want your blood sugar to get too low or to spike.