Day 11 Food Reboot

Unique Events for the Day:  Learned that eating a spoonful / drinking fennel reduces / removes gas & bloating.  According to Natural News you can chew on fennel seeds or else make a tea by crushing the seeds and pouring boiling water over them. The compounds in these seeds, as well as those in anise and dill seeds, relax muscles in your digestive tract and allow trapped gas to pass. As a bonus, you should also have fresher breath, similar to consuming parsley.

Also I found out about thinning hair- use Black currant. This contains a fat called GLA, which blocks hormonal breaking down. The black currant is the edible berry from a shrub and can be found in Northern/Central Europe and Asia. For maximum benefits, take 500ng twice per day. Caveat: this product normally takes 6-8 weeks for results.  SOURCE:  Dr. Oz & Dr. Weil

Waking Up:  Went to bed at midnight & got up at 6:45am with the moderate right leg / buttock area of inflammation with moderate shooting pains.  I find that if I do a couple of lower back stretches, it helps reduce / remove the shooting pains when I get out of the bed.

Chiropractor: Head weights 2X per day (10 min. morning & evening) + Denny roll 2X in morning & evening (20 min.)

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

Smoothie Recipe (Frozen Banana, Mango, Papaya & Strawberry Smoothie Recipe)
As my grandma would say, “it’s time to use up the old meat.”  Today it’s time combine the leftover fruits & veggies as they are expiring soon.
•1 frozen banana
•1 1/2 Cups Papaya
•1/2 Cup Mango
•2 Handfuls of Strawberries
•3 Swiss Chard Leaves
•1 Handful Spinach
•3 to 4 ounces of filtered water
• Bee Pollen (1 Tbsp)
Synopsis of Smoothie:  I’m really liking my bananas frozen.  It gives it a more consistent taste & less “frothy”.  The end result of this smoothie does look like your typical “mean green” smoothies you hear about.  But the taste is still quite good and a great alternative when you don’t want to use the darker berries.  Made 2 1/4 glassfuls.

Lunch Menu:  Sushi Rolls with Tomato Soup 

“Sushi” Nori Rolls – 2
  • 2 raw, untoasted nori sheet
  • 1/2 avocado for each roll
  • 1 to 2 sprigs of fresh dill
  • 1/2 large zucchini
  • 2 Campari tomatos
  • 2 tablespoons of dulse flakes
  • 2 handfuls of organic sprouts (alfalfa, sunflower, etc…)
Directions:  Lay out the nori sheet on a flat surface or a sushi roller (ask for it when you pick up the nori roll).  Spray nori roll so that it becomes flexible.  Add in the sprouts 1st, then avocado, tomato, dill, zucchini, and dulsa flakes.  Make sure to leave 2 inches off the end of the nori roll so you can wrap the entire thing.  Compliment with the tomato soup from Day 9 with organic sunflower sprouts (heated up in the saucepan).  After the meal I also snacked on some various nuts and dried cherries.
Synopsis of Lunch:  I am in no way a sushi chef.  As you can see by the photo, I didn’t cut it as I tried once & failed miserably.  The taste of the rolls were good and an alternative to a wheat tortilla or a collard green wrap.
Dinner Menu: Chicken Salad
  • broccoli
  • grilled chicken (1/2 chicken breast cut-up)
  • sweet peppers
  • cherry tomatoes
  • spinach
  • romaine lettuce
  • cauliflower
  • balsamic vinaigrette
Synopsis of Meal:  Standard acceptable meal to plan.  The twist:  my parents made this. Thanks mom & dad!  I also had a variety of nuts & craisins an hour later.

Evening inflammation check:  Doing quite well today.  The only issues I can tell is more stiffness in the lower back; especially when driving up to Venice today.  Not sure how well diet is going to help, but this is where yoga, stretching & other exercises will really help.