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Day One of Elimination Diet

Posted by Peter Wray on January 22, 1999 at 10:17:59:

Robert,
Linda went through the Royvac treatment (starting at noon Thursday) and is now in day one of the elimination diet. The x-ray technician confirmed that she is completely cleaned out.

She has only had sweet potatoes and spring water so far.

First question - are rutabagas and turnip the same, and are sweet potatoes and yams the same?

Any other words of advice at this point in time?

Thanks

Peter


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Re: Day One of Elimination Diet

Posted by Robert McFerran on January 22, 1999 at 12:10:55:

In Reply to: Day One of Elimination Diet posted by Peter Wray on January 22, 1999 at 10:17:59:

Peter,

I have little doubt that Linda is 'cleaned out' by medical standards BUT if she had a couple of hydrotherapy sessions in a couple of weeks she might find that things from her test yesterday would be spilling out. At any rate she can go ahead with the elimination diet.

Rutabaga is different from turnip. Yams are different than sweet potato. ALL of them can be used during the elimination diet.

I would advise Linda to not just eat sweet potato and spring water. A good meal would be some steamed zucchini, a couple of slices of sweet potato, some salted celery and raw carrot for some crunch -- and then half a piece of fruit. The fish is optional at each meal but she should experiment seeing if it yields her more energy.

The only other advise that I can offer is that you should be doing the diet with Linda too :)!

Look at this as an experiment rather than a punishment. Vary things (within the constraints of the diet) and pay close attention to what your body/mind is telling you. It's exciting!

Bob


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Re: Day One of Elimination Diet

Posted by Peter Wray on January 22, 1999 at 19:21:23:

In Reply to: Re: Day One of Elimination Diet posted by Robert McFerran on January 22, 1999 at 12:10:55:

Well she is feeling pretty horrible right now.

One of the symptoms that lead Linda to the elimination diet is her constipation and nausea. Obviously the constipation isn't a problem right now given the Royvac and all, but the nausea seems to be coming back again. It had subsided to some extent before starting the elimination diet.

Also, Linda had been treated with accupuncture for busitis in her left shoulder. It seemed to be very effective (more effective than any treatment she has had for anything in the past two years). She noticed that the pain in this shoulder was coming back last night. Is it possible the the recurance of the shoulder pain and nausea are already withdrawal symptoms? If so, this is good news.

Is it OK to drink soda water with no added salts?

Can you please tell me how and why one should use the Alka Seltzer Gold?

Thanks for all of the support Robert - we're going to do it this time.

Peter


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Re: Day One of Elimination Diet

Posted by Robert McFerran on January 22, 1999 at 21:50:43:

In Reply to: Re: Day One of Elimination Diet posted by Peter Wray on January 22, 1999 at 19:21:23:

Peter,

Spring water only -- no soda water right now.

The alka-seltzer gold is a mixture of salts that helps with withdrawal symptoms. One tablet can be taken in a large glass of water every 4 hours.

Linda shouldn't force herself to eat (especially as she goed through withdrawal the first 3 days or so) -- but she should make a point to stay well hydrated with lots of spring water.

Bob



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