Day 13 Food Reboot

Unique Events for the Day:  Last day for the chiropractor and found a No Starch Diet (NSD) version of hummus.  Today was also a pure vegan day (soup was heated, not cooked).

Waking Up:  Went to bed at 11:30 & got up at 6:20am with the moderate right leg / below buttock area of inflammation with moderate shooting pains.  Back stiffness was quite moderate.

Chiropractor: Today is the last day at my Chiropractor’s office until mid-April.  I will continue home rehab + exercises.  Refer to My Daily Routine for more details.  Head alignment machine, Pettibon / Wobble Chair, neck & lower back / spine adjusted, neck alignment for 12 minutes, Head weights 2X per day (10 min. morning & evening) + Denny roll 1X in evening (20 min.)

Morning Physical Symptom Check:  My normal stiff lower & less mid-back (moderate stiffness).

Smoothie Recipe (Banana, Mango, Papaya & Strawberry Smoothie Recipe)
•1 frozen bananas
•2 1/2 cups papaya (half of papaya)
•1 Cup blueberries
•3 Cups Dinosaur kale
•1 Cup of Rainbow Swiss Chard & Spinach
•Almond Butter 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
•Bee Pollen (1 Tablespoon)
•3 to 4 ounces of filtered water
Synopsis of Smoothie:  Back on the Omni, the overall taste was flat.  Adding the almond butter made it creamier but still more subtle in the tastes. Makes less than 2 1/2 glassfuls.
Mid-morning Snack:  Handful of almonds, walnuts, craisins, 4 dried figs, and a Brasil nut
Lunch Menu:  Salad & Tomato Soup with Broccoli
  • Salad – spinach, 1/2 avocado, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, blueberries, Himalayan salt, crushed pepper
  • Tomato Soup with Broccoli – Salad & Tomato Soup
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 Campari tomatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 large red pepper, chopped
  • 1 mango, peeled and pitted
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dulse flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil (or use chopped, fresh basil)
Directions on Soup:  Blend everything for 35+ seconds in blender. Then heat up on stove (try not to get above 118 degrees) with raw broccoli.
Synopsis of Lunch: Typical raw food average lunch.  Eventually I want the tomato soup to be the base & then add more ingredients later.

Dinner Menu: Stuffed Red Peppers (SOURCE)
  • 2 red bell peppers (cut into sections)

Filling (Blend altogether until thick & smooth)

  • 1 cup soaked sunflower seeds (subbed soaked walnuts)
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes (mixed capri tomatoes with cherry tomatoes)
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 1 small carrot (Not in recipe, I added)
  • 1/2 tsp. each of cayenne powder (subbed chili pepper), paprika (didn’t have it), basil, oregano, and garlic.
  • 1/2 small onion (chopped)
  • 2 tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Topped with Avocado (added lemon, salt & pepper directly to it)
  • (1) Kiwi fruit
  • Ended with a piece of Dark Chocolate (over 80%)

Synopsis of Meal:  The chili pepper has a kick, but it wasn’t too strong for me.  A good combination of crunch & creamy.  To break it up, you could add diced zucchini, carrots, and/or celery.  The pate-like filling can be reused for many other quick meals or added to various vegetables (similar to what you would do with hummus).  The filling is basically my No Starch Diet (NSD) equivalent to hummus.

Evening inflammation check:  Throughout the day I had my back right thigh acting up more than usual and I’m also more tired than usual.  However, this might be due to fixing things around the house & all the driving I did over the weekend.  Since inflammation is most prevalent after the Denny Roll, I’m going to report on that from now on.  As usual, inflammation below the right-buttock area & shooting pains in the right hip.  Continued stiffness in back, but mostly tired.  It’s around 10pm and I’m headed off to bed.  I’m hoping for 8 hours this time.

Gas / Bloating Check:  Over the last 2 days I’ve reduced my psyllium intake to 3/4 teaspoon 2X / day.  I’ve noticed an increase in gas / bloating this afternoon & evening.  I’ll go back to my normal dosage tomorrow.

Day 2 Food Reboot

Waking Up:  Sleep went better, but I still woke up at 4:30 and slept on my sides to compensate my neck issue (I need to tilt my head slightly while on my back to sleep).  My pulled neck is still hanging around, but I have more mobility & less pain than yesterday.  My father gave me some great advice & suggested that I wear a heat pack / heated cloth (as hot as I can stand) & heat for 20 minutes.  Ever since I did that, it’s really helped.
Chiropractor: Started 8:30am.  Did 20 neck stretches & wobble chair.  Got my neck cracked & some of the back.  Then did some slight head resistance movements & bought a reusable heat pad to use throughout the day.

Smoothie Recipe:

  • 3 bananas, peeled
  • 2 cups papaya, cubed (replacing with a kiwi & a pear) – NOTE – may add to diet next week as starch results are not consistent
  • 2 cups wild frozen blueberries (or fresh)
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach, chopped
  • 3 to 4 ounces of filtered water
Synopsis of Smoothie:  Way too sweet, tastes kind of acidy (maybe that’s the alkaline).  3 bananas – won’t that make me go into sugar-shock?

Lunch Menu:  Salad

  • Swiss Chard (3 leaves)
  • Carrot (1)
  • Sweet Peppers (3)
  • Tomatoes (Handful)
  • Strawberries (Handful)
  • Celery (2 Stalks)
  • Dried Figs (3)
  • Aged Balsamic Vinegar
Prior to meal had a handful of almonds & dried cherries.  I could feel my stomach trying harder to digest.


Dinner Menu (Bajio – Chicken Salad):


  • Lettuce
  • Pico De Gallo (3 scoops)
  • Shredded chicken
  • Cooked onion
  • Guacamole
  • Tomatillo Sauce (darker green)
  • Corn (Small Amount)

Evening inflammation check:  Very little right hip, back of right thigh.
Digestion:  Between 11-3:30 I went to the bathroom 4 or 5 times.  The “stuff” is around 1 inch and there are lots of them.
Neck Issue Check (Evening):  Up & down range of motion is good.  Still difficult to move left & right.  I’m hoping overnight it will fix the rest.

Nutritionist Meeting

Today was a bombardment of facts I knew very little about.  What I thought I was learning wasn’t good enough.  In essence, this was the “new” new of 100% healing.  I met with nutritionist Jamie Russell at her home in Sarasota, Florida along with her partner Nicki and their friend Neia.  While I won’t go into her credentials, I know I can trust her to make the right decisions regarding my health.  She has been put in my life for a reason and I have full faith she will lead the way holistically through food as medicine.The day started off with the understanding of why I went the route of going through Western Medicine.  Even though statistical analysis proves that we spend more medicine, we are also one of the most unhealthiest nations in the world.  I learned today it has everything to do with how Western Medicine treats only the symptoms.  For the Pharmaceuticals there is no money in curing.  But there are billions to be made in keeping people medicated.Next was the importance of probiotics.  They’re basically “good bacteria” that helps the lining of your intestines and heals the cells so they can absorb nutrition.  Without probiotics, the nutrients mostly just flush away.

Then I learned all about alkaline & correct Ph in the stomach.  From a range of 1 to 14, your stomach acids should remain at an alkaline level of 7.  Eating meats can really throw off Ph because of how hard / long it takes to digest.  Vegetables / fruits and other raw foods are assimilated much quicker and heal the body.

I also learned why raw food is better than cooked.  It turns out that vegetables are alive with nutrients.  When you cook them past 118 degrees, they die.  What you’re mainly left with is lots of fiber.  In order to get the maximum potential of a vegetable, you need to make it uncooked (at the very least cooked under 118 degrees) and blend it together with other fruits.  It allows you to consume the most amount of food and assimilate in the body the quickest.

In regards to treating A.S., I learned on Wednesday 1/11 how the “no starch diet” or NSD rids my body of a nasty bacteria and doesn’t cause my inflammation to happen with my autoimmune system.  I find that Bob Connors explains the cause and solution quite well:  It’s a major breakthrough that lead me onto a wonderful support group / forum:

Since November of 2011 I have been going to Jubilee Chiropractic:  They treat sublixation (misalignment of the spine) and correct the white tissue in my body.  I took a recent picture of me on a Segway last weekend and compared it to my posture in early 2010.  I’ve shown it to a few people and they’ve agreed that it’s quite a significant change.  Besides the visual change (and not fighting gravity), alignment of the spine allows your neurotransmitters (think of them like pipes) to communicate how they normally should (nothing blocking the open pipe).  With a misaligned spine, it compresses disks and cuts off that circulation.  Today I’ve completed my 1st month of home rehab (20 minutes with head weights and 40 minutes with the Denny Roll).  In combination with a raw food food and low / no starch diet, and you’re well on your way to 100% health.