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Posted by: suzedgar, Friday, January 26, 2007, 8:04pm
Hey everyone,
well I have returned full force to doing the diet and this time, i am not going back.  I have gone cold turkey after a horrendous last 6 months.

List of problems:

terrible anxiety - in response to stress
insomnia - bad sleep patterns
the worst PMS I have ever had
Cystic acne break outs

I stop doing the diet a year ago as i thought it might all be nonsense.  I have deteriorated ever since and now have had enough

After a terrible bout of PMS last month which resulted in my boyfriend walking away
I have decided to do the diet again

I am on day two and the way I feel different already is really weird.

I have taken out all the avoids and am adding in loads of beneficials.

I am taking Harmonia, Intrinsa, B12 and Catechol to help with the awful stress of the break up and get my gut back to normal after all the antibiotics

I wonder if I have such a difficult time off the diet because I am a non secretor.

Has anyone had improvements in their PMS?

I am so nervous that I won't have the will power to stay on the diet.  I have got used to not restricting myself and eating whatever I want

Posted by: KimonoKat, Friday, January 26, 2007, 8:13pm; Reply: 1
As a nonnie, it would probably help you tremendously to follow the more refined diet program laid out in one of the health series books.

I have a food list you might be interested in.  It's for Type O Nonnies from Dr. D's Health Series Fatigue book.  If you would like a copy, send me a pm with your email addy.

Posted by: Debra+, Friday, January 26, 2007, 8:25pm; Reply: 2
suzedgar-hello...glad to hear you are back...and yes I think since we are nonnies we have a very bad time with eating the other way.  When I stray it hits me right away and if I don't catch it it keeps on going and my health just deteriorates more and more.  For me too...there is no going back.  

You are talking B12...what about a B complex.  For me this works much better...around 3-4 in the afternoon so it does not keep me awake when I should be going to bed. ;)

Try and keep to the beneficials as much as least for the first while as your body is getting used to the diet again.  As nonnies our bodies run much better on them.  The avoids make our bodies crash...mine anyhow.  And if you do stray...don't beat yourself up about is so nice to know that you can start over again and feel better. :D  

Don't forget the exercise that we O's need.  It really does work.  Even if you get out for a good brisk walk.  It is better than not doing anything.  

Keep posting on your progress.  We are here for you.  (((Big hugs)))

Debra :)
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Friday, January 26, 2007, 8:39pm; Reply: 3
suze...go for inositol, it's a B-vitaminoid against anxiety, then augment your B6 & magnesiumintake;
that's our big problem; we cant' eat whatever we want, even if we wanted it; it is difficult for our systems :P....and not because we try to go against psychically.... but our system works a bit different from the others and we should recognize this and do all the best to get back on is that worthful to go for your own responsability & health ;) :D hope that helps a bit big :K)
Posted by: suzedgar, Friday, January 26, 2007, 8:57pm; Reply: 4
thank you to all of you - very kind and helpful responses.  

I have ordered supplements from Dr D.

The B12 is Methyl 12 plus - recommended by Dr. D's folks at the store.

I am worried about the lack of sweet things - will start eating the veggie glycerine again. I also am eating fruit which should help.
Posted by: 107 (Guest), Friday, January 26, 2007, 9:28pm; Reply: 5
Yes, as a nonnie O, I totally agree that we need to stay compliant, or we, at least I, feel it right away.  Straying is just not an option for me if I want to feel good and have a productive, quality life that I desire.  It's not worth the pain I go through when I eat something off limits.  Nothing tastes good enough for me to put my health in jeopardy anymore.  Besides, now all I crave is just TOO MUCH of the beneficial foods that I eat.   ;D  Your body does adjust and begin to love the good things it is fed.

Have you ever tried maca powder?  This has really helped with PMS issues for me.  Last month, I started a bit earlier than usual, but I didn't even realize I was going to start until that day.  I didn't have the typical anger and mood swings.  It was nice.  

Here's a link to the one I use:

I feel that magnesium is an important supplement for me as well.  It helps with moodiness and irritability and getting a good night's sleep.  Hope this helps, and I pray you will stick to your guns!  It is worth it.

Posted by: Alia Vo, Friday, January 26, 2007, 9:56pm; Reply: 6
Perhaps the ER Menopause Health Series and/or Fatigue book would help with your concerns:


Posted by: suzedgar, Friday, January 26, 2007, 10:23pm; Reply: 7
I think I am going to try the diet and see how the PMS goes - I have done a lot of damage over the last year but I think the body is very resilient and bounces back.
My boyfriend did not really approve of the diet and I felt uncomfortable doing it - now I don't care and I see how important it is.

Not sure about Maca root.  Sounds a bit scary
Posted by: Alia Vo, Friday, January 26, 2007, 10:31pm; Reply: 8
The food lists and exercise guidelines are the most foundational aspects of this lifestyle.  

You can add supplements, other health therapies, and educational tools to refine your health goals/objectives.

Posted by: suzedgar, Friday, January 26, 2007, 10:34pm; Reply: 9
Yup - going to work out tonight - lots of aerobic exercise should help my body.

I feel very inspired to do this again.  I remember getting very quick results before.  
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Saturday, January 27, 2007, 10:05pm; Reply: 10
Exercise is so good for so many things.  I had relatively bad PMS in my 20s, but by the time menopause rolled around, it was very easy.  Better diet, including no sugar & regular exercise (mostly walking) did it.
Why is your boyfriend against the diet?  If it is healthy, he should be glad you want to be healthy!  Just don't talk about it too much.  Generally, men don't like a lot of talk.  I try not to overanalyze a thing to my husband.  It just upsets him.  When men are tired, they hate small talk & analysis (probably 80% of them--that 80-20 rule works for a lot of things.)
If he wants to control you in such a way about your diet, keep your distance from him.  
Sea Salt & Light,
Mrs "T"       O+
Posted by: 476 (Guest), Saturday, January 27, 2007, 11:44pm; Reply: 11
Try a calcium supplement the 2 weeks prior to your period. It helped me. Studies had been done that some women with pms have really low blood calcium levels. You should give it a try.
Posted by: Alia Vo, Sunday, January 28, 2007, 3:00am; Reply: 12
Quoted from suzedgar
I feel very inspired to do this again.  I remember getting very quick results before.  

Once you start feeling healthier, energized, and have less bodily symptoms; I believe that this will give you the momentum to keep pursuing this lifestyle.

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