Day 22 to 6 Months – Week 10

Info for Week 10

  • How to Make Quick Coconut Bread
  • Wall of Nuts:  On Sunday, I found a very nice Richard’s Whole Foods on University Parkway in Sarasota.  It’s the largest variety of nuts, dried fruits, dried beans, and chocolate-based foods I’ve seen in Sarasota.  However, Whole Foods does have more varieties of organic dried bin foods.
  • Moe’s:  Like Chipolte, you can opt to have a “naked” burrito (w/o the wrapped tortilla), but they’ve recently added tofu instead of the meat.  So you can get a  vegan meal with quality ingredients.  The downside, like Chipolte, is that there’s never enough food since it’s veggie-based.  Having a container of nuts in the car might help fill you up or you need to do a double order.
  • List of Proteins without Meat – Soybeans, almonds, pumpkin & hemp seeds, Quinoa, & Cottage Cheese have the highest levels of protein.
  • List of Calcium without Dairy – Soymilk, collard greens, tofu, OJ, and black-strap molasses are a few foods with calcium.
  • Natural Cleaners (and much less toxic) – cleaning floors, sinks, stove, dishwasher detergent & all-purpose cleaner.
  • Need to research Mercola’s Nutritional Typing – another way to tell what foods I’m allergic to.

– Foods Tested & No-Flare-Ups:  Coconut ice cream.
– Nutritional Yeast:  Although it’s too early to confirm, I might have developed a flare-up with Nutritional Yeast and it seems that others do too.

Now that I know coconut is ok, here are some recipies to try (and gain weight) – all NSD/LSD approved:
– Muffins
– Choc Chip Cookies
– Brownies/Chocolate Cake
– Pancakes

My Health in Week 10

  • Overall:  After mentally breaking down at the beginning of week 10, things have been easier to manage than week 9.  However, I still wake up 3 times a night, my back dripping with sweat and a sore back.  Getting out of bed is also quite difficult.  Daily life is more manageable and I get less times of exhaustion.  On Saturday (3/24) I was able to take a walk and swim back-to-back – a first for me during the diet.  On 3/26 I did not need to take a nap during the day – a 1st when on the diet (afternoon is the best time of the day for me currently).
  • Swollen right ankle –  My ankle fluctuates on the amount of swelling.  I need to keep the foot elevated and on ice throughout the day.  Also the left ankle is getting weaker due to all the weight I put on it as I do tasks around the house.
  • Added Apex Energetics Proglyco-SP 90 (regulates hypoglycemia’s blood sugar & adrenal glands).  I take 2 in the morning, 2 whenever during the day & 2 before I go to bed.  Since it contains loads of B-12, I am not using my Mercola B-12 spray.  So far no changes, but I’ve only taken it for a day.
  • Tests:  Just got a list of D.O’s today around Venice & am waiting to hear from insurance on coverage + Dr. Joseph for tests picks.
  • Enbrel:  It has been 5 1/2 weeks since my last shot.
  • My lowest weight was 136 lbs. and a BMI of 19.07 (gained 1 1/2 lbs. day after).  Others on NSD / LSD do have the same issues, but found out that coconut flour recipes can help gain the weight.  I’ll be using these sparingly to gain weight (especially the more sugars in the ingredients).

Day 15 Food Reboot

Unique Events for the Day:  Day 1 of Week #3.  The smoothie in the evening was strange, but worked.  It was quick to make & filled me up.  Also, I’ve purchased some Vitamin B12 spray as a vegan diet doesn’t offer B12.  The spray version allows for quick and effective absorption.  Also the collard green wrap was fantastic and worth making again & again.

Waking Up:  Went to bed at 11:00 & got up at 6:00am with moderate shooting pains getting out of bed.  Back stiffness was still prevalent through not as bad as yesterday (but still bad).  Right hip pain is noticeable after head weights.  No Denny roll for the morning.

Chiropractor: From now until early next week, I will stop my home rehab (as suggested by my nutritionist & I agree) to allow my body some healing time.

Smoothie Recipe (Banana, Mango, Papaya & Strawberry Smoothie Recipe)
•2 bananas
•4 medium oranges
•4 Cups Kale
•tablespoon of dulse flakes
•Bee Pollen (1 Tablespoon)
•4 to 6 ounces of filtered water

Directions:  Blend the oranges & bananas for 30 seconds.  Blend the rest for another 30 seconds.

Synopsis of Smoothie:  36 fluid ounces!  When I get done with the reboot this week, I’m going to go less on the smoothie & add in something chewy / offsets the smoothie.  The consistency was like a “thicker” water with small bits of kale.  While the taste is fine, it’s just too much for me to drink.   Makes less than 3 glassfuls.

Lunch Menu:  Collard Wrap with Mango Salsa
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 5 or 6 sprigs fresh cilantro
  • 2 or 3 slices of red onions
  • 4 fresh figs (or use dried figs), chopped
  • 1 mango
  • 1 small lime
  • 2 large collard leaves

Directions:  In a large bowl, chop and mix everything but the collard leaves, figs
and lime. Next, squeeze the juice from the lime over the mixture and
stir. Fill each lettuce leaf with 1/2 the mixture and top with chopped

Collard Green Roll-up Directions: To roll the collard green, remove the bottom stem by making a “V” cut & start to roll from the “V” cut end.

Synopsis of Lunch: Now this is a wrap!  I highly suggest making this wrap for the taste, variety of vegetables / fruits, and the variety of adding to other dishes.  It is one of the best raw dishes I’ve ever eaten and will do so again.

Dinner Menu:  Smoothie

  • 2 bananas, peeled
  • 5 cups spinach, chopped
  • 3 large apples, cored (subbed 1 apple, 2 kiwi fruit & 1 mango)
  • 4 to 6 ounces filtered water

Synopsis of Meal:  Good subbing 2 kiwi fruits as they add a little bit of texture to the smoothie.  And I just learned that the skin of the Kiwi contains 3 times more of the antioxidants of the pulp.  Made 2 1/2 glassfuls.  The 2nd banana also does make the smoothie creamier.

Evening inflammation check:  Feeling tired but focused on improving the web site today.  The inflammation wasn’t as prevalent today.  By removing my chiropractic routine until early next week, I’m going to go to bed early tonight.

Gas / Bloating Check:  Overall not too bad today.  After talking with my nutritionist today, the gas have a lot to do with my system rebuilding itself.  There are a lot of chemical changes going on & repairs.  Just like a broken bridge, the construction doesn’t look pretty.  But when it gets done, it’ll be brand new.