Day 7 Food Reboot

Waking Up:  Went to bed at 11:30pm & got up at 6:00am with the right leg / buttock area of inflammation. Gas issues have subsided, but there was a bathroom incident this morning.  I’m hoping that will be the last one.

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

Morning Physical Symptom Check:  My normal stiff lower & less mid-back (less than moderate stiffness), turning my head all the way to the left I feel a tiny bit sore.  I did get shooting pains from my right hip as I got out of bed.  But it subsided as I walked about a minuted. I took my Enbrel shot this morning (normally take 2X per week) & can feel congestion in my nose after I took it (quite mild, but noticeable).

Smoothie Recipe (Blueberry-Banana Smoothie Recipe)

•2 cups frozen blueberries – subbed 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup strawberries, & the rest in frozen blackberries & raspberries
•3 large bananas, peeled (I use 2)
•4 cups spinach, chopped
• Almond Butter (1 Tbsp) – I added to recipe
• Cinnamon (1 Teaspoon) – I added to recipe
•4 to 6 ounces of filtered water
• Bee Pollen (1 Tablespoon)

Synopsis of Smoothie:  Now that’s the stuff!  Hands down the BEST smoothie of the bunch.  Next time, try with 1 banana as it’s too sweet.  Makes 2 1/2 Glass-fulls.  After doing this for 7 days, I’ve noticed that my body only really wants around 1 1/2 Glass-fulls.  Maybe I’m drinking too fast or maybe I should just drink 1 1/2 Glass-fulls?

Lunch Menu:  Cooked + Raw Tomato & Balsamic Salad
  • Tomato Sauce Leftovers of Cheezy Cannellonis (Refer Back to Day 5)
  • Pineapple Slice
  • Cherry Tomatoes (2 handfuls)
  • Broccolli, Sweet Pepper & Tomato Sauce (look at 1st bullet point) cooked
  • Carrot (1)
  • Celery Stalk (2)
  • Kale (3 Leaves)
  • Swiss Chard (1 Leaf)
  • Sunflower Sprouts
  • Aged Balsamic Vinagrette
  • Dried Figs (2)
  • Walnuts (Handful)
  • Almonds (Handful)

Dinner Menu: Salmon with Broccoli & Asparagus (Watermark Grill)

  • Salmon Grilled
  • Asparagus (steamed)
  • Broccoli (steamed)
NOTE:  I forgot to take my digestive enzyme & HCL.  This is the 1st time I’ve missed that.

Gas & Bloating Issue 2nd Day Test

I now take Metamucil (instead of Konsyl) 1st thing in the morning & 1 hour before dinner.  If bloating continues at mid-day and/or when bloating / gas is bad, I will take another dosage.  However, it wasn’t bad today except for a few brief times.

Evening inflammation check:  Right thigh & right buttocks area with shooting pains when I twist to the left. Stiffness in lower back.
Digestion:  Much better than previous days.
Neck Issue Check (Evening):  Dull pain in the right area, but I’m able to fully function as normal.

At the end of the night I had to teach WordPress to a new client /  organization (WNOCC) at Whole Foods.  I wanted to pick up the Good Belly Big Shot but the distributor is all out.  I hope to find some tomorrow as I don’t want to skip any days on with my probiotics.

Day 5 Food Reboot

Waking Up:  Went ballroom dancing last night & went to sleep around 11:30pm.  I slept straight until 6am, then 6:45, then got up at 7:45am.

Morning Physical Symptom Check:  My normal stiff back (moderate stiffness), turning my head all the way to the left I feel it a bit sore,   Some inflammation on the left hip (I have to rotate it to feel it).  My right hip feels 2X the pain as the left but it’s still moderate.  The only real cause of concern now is that  I’m starting to get that shooting pain in my right hip area as I get out of bed.  Also, my chest breathing wasn’t as good as it was a few days ago.  Lastly, the flatulence seems to be gone.

Smoothie Recipe (Pineapple-Mango-Avocado Smoothie Recipe)

•2 cups pineapple, cubed
•2 mangos, peeled and pitted
•1/4 large avocado, pitted and peeled
•4 cups organic kale, chopped
•6 to 8 ounces of filtered water
• Bee Pollen (1 Tablespoon)

Synopsis of Smoothie:  Good smoothie, slightly acidic due to the pineapple.   However, I can’t eat pineapple raw due to the acids in my mouth.  This gives me an alternative. 2 1/4 Glass-fulls.
Lunch Menu:  Cheezy Cannellonis (Omni Blender “Deliciously Raw” Cookbook) + Some Walnuts
Creamy Spinach Spread
  • Vegetable Cream Cheeze (it’s made from Soy, not dairy)
  • Spinach (3 cups)
  • Garlic Cloves (2)
Blend the spinach & garlic in a food processor (I use a Ninja blender).  Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Tomato Recipe
  • Sun Dried Tomatoes (1 Cup)
  • 2 Tomatoes & Some Cherry Tomatoes
  • EVOO (2 Tbsp)
  • Dates (2) Soaked for a few minutes
  • Garlic (1 Tbsp)
  • Basil
  • Parsley

Run the Omni blender for 60 seconds.

Slice Zucchini (1) by cutting in 1/2 longways.  Then slice longways with a mandolin or V-slicer.  I have no idea what those are.  So I used whatever slicer I had available.  Roll up the slices with the cream cheeze (put cheeze on end) & then add tomato sauce on top.  While it “worked” I think an easier solution would be to lay the zucchini on it’s side & cut into 1/4″ slices.  Then make it like mini sandwiches – zucchini slice, cream cheeze, zucchini slice, tomato sauce, zucchini slice.

Synopsis of Lunch: While it’s a good meal, you need to add a warm meal like soup or something else to compliment it.  An hour+ later I’ve noticed going to the bathroom & increasing flatulence.  Could it be the soy?

Dinner Menu: Ahi Tuna with Veggies & Avocado
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  • Ahi Tuna Grilled
  • Peppercorn, Olive Oil, Topped with Mustard & Balsamic
  • Roasted / Grilled Sweet Peppers (6)
  • Avocado (1/2) Raw w/ Lime / Pepper /   Himalayan Salt
  • Steamed Brocolli (1/2 bunch)
  • 1/4 Chocolate bar with Almond Butter (Desert)

A cooked meal!  Oh how I missed you.  Very tasty and the avocado was surprisingly good with the tuna.

The body is still having a tough time with gas & bloating.  At this point, you don’t want to be living with me.  Embarrassing yes, but necessary to reboot the digestion system.  However, I am going to confirm with Jamie that all is OK.

As a side note, it’s been quite a challenge finding foods I can eat.  Even on a raw diet I have to be careful with starches.  For example, the yams yesterday.  I’m might still be paying for that today, but it’s way too early to tell.  Also remembering the supplements is going to be difficult with the meetings and things I need to accomplish next week.  Having this blog plus the support has really helped me out.  If someone else is reading this & is interested in doing this, have support available by the 4th or 5th day and be ready for your body to send you rejections after the 3rd day (if not sooner).

Evening inflammation check:  Mild pain in the right thigh (back area), but it’s at a 1 – 2 out of 10.  And, as usual, the pain increases when I do my head weights & Denny roll (chiropractic work 2X per day)
Digestion:  Flatulence was was in full-effect after lunch.  I also took 5 bathroom breaks, but 3 of them were under a minute.  Got to get in & out & get on with my life.
Neck Issue Check (Evening):  This is pretty much all healed.  Dull pain when I turn my head to the left.  In the future I’m grabbing the heating pad sooner!
As a side note, I know why God had me buy the appliances on black Friday.  For me, this is a first – my fridge is full!  And yes, I am one person.  If you’ve got a family, invest in another fridge as you’re going to need it being on this lifestyle change. Off to the left, I have fruit juices (which I’m eliminating most as it’s not needed anymore), eggs, probiotics & some miscellaneous items.  The rest is fruit & vegetables (mostly organic).  The bins are full (except the bottom one).