All posts tagged: sugar sensitivity

Food Sensitivity induced abdominal swelling

This morning I woke up and my belly was noticeably flat. Just one day without any irritating foods can do that. Yesterday was totally grain and sugar free for me. It’s described as non gaseous abdominal swelling/ bloating and makes people look like they are pregnant. Do you, or someone you know sometimes have a big distended belly, one that comes and goes throughout the day and with eating? Well, it is likely caused by a reaction to an irritating food that makes all the lymphatic tissue in the digestive tract swell up. This type of bloating is different from abdominal fat and is not relieved by passing gas. But is most definitely relieved by removing the offending foods. As the bacteria in my gut get balanced out my whole being gets balanced out. The gut has more neural pathways than the brain, it is an aspect of our thinking. When it is inflamed and on high alert emergency mode, how might that make me feel? Tense, anxious, afraid and over time exhausted and depressed. …

Food Journal, Day 4

6:00 woke up, still really tired. feeling dried out and hot. Psyllium water and back to bed 7:30 woke up a bit more rested. Strained BM, but at least there was something. I felt a bit agitated, took some Ashwaganda to relax and let go a little. Seems to help. 8:45 Breakfast: in a hurry. 5 macadamia nuts, 3 oz sautéed salmon, 1 cup steamed chard, dollop of sauerkraut and sourcream 10:30 1 pint chicken bone broth 12:00 a little walk around the block, feeling constipated again, but no movement. Getting more motivated towards being sugar free and rebuilding my gut. Another reason to quit sugar. “The classical herbalists wrote in full sentences and complex paragraphs. I like that, today everything is in short sound bites. I think this is because, we all eat sugar now and our brains are too agitated to think in long, intelligent thoughts.” Paul Bergner. 12:20 1 cup green smoothie: I made about a quart of smoothie (1 1/2 cups kefir, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/2 head romaine …

Food day 2

First off, in my striving for perfection I struggle to find the perfect time to call it a day. If I post in the evening after dinner, that may be my whole day and when I’m rolling right I get to bed by 9:30. But then there are the days when I get involved in something engaging and stay up several more hours, get hungry again, have another snack etc. Yesterday was just such a case. After I posted I had some late night snacks 9:00 1/2 Coconut Macaroon Bar I like these, they are a bit like Mounds, but organic and only 9 grams of sugar from coconut crystals 11:00 pm the other half of the macaroon bar and 6 squares of dark chocolate with almonds (14 grams of sugar) hmm. That is a bit much sugar for me, especially so late at night and without any other food. But that’s often when I want something sweet, after my usual bed time. I feel best about sugar when I keep it really low, 5 …