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Agreed, it does feel amazing and freeing!! I felt Matt’s advice was the final push I needed. I can’t remember which book it was, I think DR 2, but he said something along the lines that someone who is healthy places all food on a neutral playing field. There is no good or bad food. FOR ME, what I took away was that there are certain foods that I will avoid (for religious reasons, health, or otherwise, i.e. PUFA’s, soy, leafy greens), but I won’t obsess or be neurotic if I can’t avoid it. Well, the leafy greens only because eating them causes me severe diarrhea until it is completely gone from my body. Sorry for the TMI!
Anyway, I know the freeing feeling. Congrats and I hope this continues for you!
@prancie I’ve been using gentle medical tape to keep my mouth closed at night and it totally works!! My husband said he can barely hear my snores and I’ve noticed I sleep better. I use about a 1-inch strip of tape and place it vertically over my lips, almost right under my nose.
Thank you for the tip!
Wrong forum, IMO. Thanks, but no thanks!
I wish I had more answers. My husband’s diabetes is currently uncontrolled. I know that Matt said he is re-writing his Diabetes book, so hopefully that comes out soon!
It could be a combination of all three you listed. I find that taking magnesium has helped my leg muscle twitches. There is something called Natural Calm that I take before bed or even when I’ve noticed extra twitching, I’ll take some. Sleep and stress are culprits too.
Thanks for your replies. I do the best I can with the PUFA issue. Like I said, I don’t obsess over everything I put in my mouth. I was just thinking about all of the nuts I used to eat. Not sure I could stomach almonds anymore. I used to eat those like candy because nuts were ‘healthy’ in my mind. I know they have some health factors, but PUFA’s outweigh them for me.
Thanks for the hazelnut reminder. I had some in my cabinet that I forgot about. @dutchie Have you tried cashew butter and jam sandwich? I suppose it would satisfy a peanut butter and jam craving.
Just another reason to love Kitkats…although there is soy lecithin, which is something else, besides PUFAS, that I try to avoid…but I’m not neurotic about it.
Thank you for your reply and I’m sorry it took me 2 months to reply back. I suck.
I always think I’m getting enough salt, but I never know. Plus, I hate reading all of the internet information about edema saying to take in LESS sodium. I ignore it, but without seeing any change, it’s hard to not let that info linger in my brain.
Sleeping sucks due to a back injury and the edema got worse after this back injury, so I’m wondering if it’s correlated.
I’ve been trying to take this supplement mixed with OJ http://www.amazon.com/Calm-Plus-Calcium-16-Ounces/dp/B0054RP266/ref=pd_sim_gro_5 everyday mainly due to severely muscle spasms in my legs.
The edema is getting pretty bad in my abdomen. I’m pretty fat and it’s making it a lot worse. I’m guessing the edema is adding anywhere from 20 to 40 lbs extra weight on me.
I bought a professional wrap, but have not seen too much of a difference..I should be more consistent with it. It is much better than the ACE bandages I was using.
Thanks again, Cody!
No medications, just vitamins, which I don’t take regularly.
Off the top of my head: all protein shakes and bars. I’m kinda pissed how much money I spent on that crap too!
While not necessarily strange at all, when I was a low carber, I would eat canned tuna with dill relish and nothing else for meals. Usually 2 to 3 cans with globs of dill relish. Like I said, not strange, but to just eat that for meals and snacks…strange.
If I can remember anything else, I’ll reply again.
I was reading the reviews of that brand you linked to and some people complained about it arriving to their door melted and leaking out and into the box. Did you have that problem?
Thanks for tip and recipe idea.
Was it good? How much of a difference was the taste?
Thanks for your reply. I’ll look into those books you mentioned. I did read that if you take steroids for a long period of time, it could cause CS. When I was ill the 1st time I was on steroids for months at a time, but that was 10+ years ago. I’ve had times where I’ve gotten corticosteroid shots in various places on on my body, too. With Rob’s questions, I’ve been on and off SSRI’s.
I guess I’m just trying to figure out my health and when I search chronic cortisol, Cushing’s always comes up!
I would love to resume exercise, but with this back injury, I can barely stand and/or walk for 5 minutes without needed to collapse from pain. My GP thinks it’s either herniated discs in my lumbar or spondylolisthesis. Getting an MRI has proven near impossible because I’m too effing fat. While the boards will hold my weight, the tube is too narrow. Even their ‘open’ MRI’s are tube-like.
I’m going to try swimming, but even getting out of the house is painful and mentally exhausting.
Sorry to vent a little, I’m not doing so well these days :P