Day 4 Food Reboot

Waking Up:  Went to bed around 10pm-10:30pm last night woke up at 3:30am, went to the bathroom (I have to check my future water intake after 7pm).  I got up at 7am.

Morning Physical Symptom Check:  Overall stiff & sore body, but not horrible.  I’d give it a 3 on a scale of 1-10 (10 is worst).  Some inflammation behind right thigh, left hip.  Stiff mid-back & sore neck.  Range of motion is there, but if I turn my neck to the left too much, I get a dull shooting pain.  Lastly, the flatulence continued throughout the night & some in the morning.  Alas, beans don’t look good in my future.

Smoothie Recipe (Peach Mango Smoothie Recipe)

• 3 organic peaches, pitted
• 2 bananas, peeled (subbing 1)
• 1 large mango, pitted and peeled
• 4 cups organic Swiss chard, chopped
• 6 to 8 ounces filtered water
• Bee Pollen (1 Tablespoon)
• Spinach (1 1/2 handfuls)

Synopsis of Smoothie:  Overall good, even smoothie.    2 1/2 Glass-fulls.  I’d try again & reduce the peaches to 2.
Food for Next Week:
Went to the local farmers market at:
North Naples Green Market 
Indoor Summer Market – May to October 8am-1pm, Olympia Park, 2320 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Outdoor Winter Market.– November to April, 8am-1pm, Coconut Point Green Market
Although it was packed, I bought most of my food for next week.  The place most people flocked to (and I got most of my USDA Organic food from) was Worden Farm.  They’re located in Punta Gorda.  So I should be able to find them up in the Venice & Sarasota area.  Then headed to Costco & Publix to pick up what I couldn’t find there in bulk.  Unless listed below, all items are USDA Organic:
Half of weekly food on raw diet

Lime (2 small)
Mangoes (5) – bought 9 at Costco & not organic.
Pineapple (1 small)
Bananas (6 medium) – not organic
Papaya (1 large)  – bought at Costco & not organic.
Orange (1)
Young green or Thai coconut (got that at Whole Foods last week)
Strawberries (2 cups worth)  – bought at Costco & not organic.
Apple (1)

Zucchini (4 medium)
Campari tomatoes (25) – bought at Costco & not organic.
Large Tomatoes (3)
Red onion (1 small)
Avocado (2)
Fresh spinach (1 bunch or 2 chopped cups worth)
Kale (1 bunch or 2 chopped cups worth)
Red bell pepper (5) – bought 6 at Costco & not organic.
Carrots (3 medium)
Cucumber (1 medium)
Sundried tomatoes (1 and ¼ cup worth)
Celery (2 stalks)
Alfalfa sprouts (1 package) – substituted Sunflower sprouts

Sea Vegetables
 Nori sheets (1 package)
Dulse flakes

Herbs and Spices
Fresh cilantro (2 to 3 sprigs)
Garlic (1 bulb)
Fresh dill weed (8-12 sprigs)

All On-Hand But Required for Next Week
Chili Powder
Sea Salt (Himilayan)
Vanilla bean / extract

Total cost around $80-$90.

Lunch Menu:  Pineapple Shrimp Salad (Bajio)


  • Pineapple juice sauteed with shrimp
  • Lettuce
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Mango Salsa
  • Corn (small amount)
  • Sauteed onion
  • Cilantro

Mid-day snack:  None.  But I did drink carrot & acai juice with my Konsyl fiber supplement.

Dinner Menu: Tuna Salad Sandwich + Holy Yamoli Sandwich (Food & Thought)

After the bean issues I’ve been having all day, the last thing I wanted was anything near the bean category.  After some back & forth with the staff, we found something that I could eat that was raw + part of the NSD.  Sandwiches wrapped in collard green leaves.  I’ll have to remember this for future lunches.

NOTE:  Yams are high in starch.  Next time remove this when ordering.

Evening inflammation check:  Back of right thigh, right hip & left hip little inflammation.  It was noticeable to other people when I went ballroom dancing.  However, I was able to dance (and improve throughout the night) all night.

Digestion:  Flatulence reduced throughout the day as the cannelloni beans were getting fully digested in my system.

Neck Issue Check (Evening):  Almost healed.  Only notice when I turn my head to the right.  I will continue the head weights / Denny roll tomorrow.  I’ve only been using the head weights once (or today none) in the past few days.

NOTE:  I am finishing the evening portion of the post around 11:30pm.  So the inflammation effects, feeling tired, etc. should be better tomorrow unless the starch in the yams did it in for me.

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.