Quoted from Lolahave you added all those issues into swami?
when fixing is extreme, detox gets tough.......
just make sure you do not jeopardize your steps forward indulging into any toxin avoids
are you taking deflect, intrinsa, polyflora, genoma security.... to speed up your gut healing process? Don t forget all begins in the gut
Quoted from VictoriaAfter following the BTD for more than 10 years and then the Genotype diet for 2 or 3 years, I moved on to the SWAMI and experienced a lot of body pain and headaches for more than 2 months. I feel sure that it was a positive sign of the dumping of toxins. Also, I was losing weight during that time, which has to be releasing toxins also.
The discomfort did lighten and then disappear, so have hope! I still occasionally go through periods of joint pain, although very seldom and short-lived. Afterwards, I always feel better than ever. You have many years of wrong eating behind you and cleaning/healing from all of it will take time as you move into each new level of health. It's a wonderful thing and well worth the effort. (hehe)
Keep an eye on the amount of sugar you might be consuming along with the great chocolate. I'm not saying don't eat it, but just pay attention to the invisible things in your food that could be flaring the arthritis. You may find that you will be able to be satisfied with progressively smaller amounts of chocolate so that you still get the benefits without the sugar. If you are using cocoa and no sugar is involved, my apologies for misunderstanding. ;)
Quoted from BluesSinger
possibly i need to cut out the soy milk. :-/ I don't want to do it but I can do it as it is a black dot.. it is the only black dot i'm consuming with exception of a very minute amt of mayo made with canola oil (a black dot) and apple cider vinegar - an avoid - very occasionally.
Can you have homemade almond milk? You can make it as rich or as thin as you wish. I made it for years for my daughter who loved it, but wanted to avoid the commercial brands with ingredients she wasn't supposed to have.
to replace the soy milk, i'm thinking of using tahini and water. I've got an order coming from i-herb and i'll try it out soon. i hope it works cause I'd really like to shoot for 100% compliancy. and I can always make mayo with olive oil when i need it.
I'm always in favor of making your own food as much as possible. Especially when dealing with chronic conditions, total compliance is such a good idea.
I have had terrible fatigue for two days now. the pain with the bowel movements is less and less and my ankle is slowly healing up.
It's understandable. Your body has been through a lot, with the IBS and then the sprain. You could probably use some deep rest.
btw... has anyone used castor oil as a massage oil for painful joints? the program i'm using to help heal my ankle suggests to rub that into the ankle area that is sprained...
I have not tried it, but I've heard good things about castor oil.
You're only 3 weeks into following SWAMI properly. It's very normal for detox to take even longer than this, especially when you're doing some very deep healing on many fronts at once. As you lose fat, toxins will be released into your body and need to be dealt with. Healing is going to take a very long time.
That said, you don't have to eat every single diamond food in your SWAMI, as long as you eat many of them. Just how many foods are diamonds on SWAMI but an avoid in the Arthritis book? If it's only a handful of foods, you can omit them from your diet and see if that makes any difference.
You definitely should cut out the black dots and any avoids during this healing/detox period. If you share what you're using the soymilk for, we can help you brainstorm alternatives. You may want to start a fresh thread in the cooking forum for that topic, to make it easier to locate the information later. (You're not the only one to cut out soy!)
Castor oil on sore joints can't hurt and may do you a lot of good. It's an avoid when consumed, but fine for topical use. You may also benefit from a magnesium supplement, if you're not already using one. Low levels of magnesium can cause muscle soreness and fibromyalgia symptoms.
I like pineapple or grapefruit juice in my green tea. When I have my "mocha mate" (yerba mate and cocoa powder) I sweeten it with blackstrap molasses. I usually add a bit of coconut oil as well (which is beneficial on my SWAMI.) Other times I use rice milk, with or without the added molasses.
Yes, blackstrap molasses does have a strong flavor and isn't very sweet compared to other sweeteners, but my taste buds have adapted to a low-sugar diet and I find the blackstrap to simply be flavorful and plenty sweet for me. You may want to start out with regular molasses rather than the blackstrap kind; it's not quite as nutritious but it has a milder flavor and you may enjoy it more if your body is used to conventional sweeteners right now.