It has been slow going for me because of finances and the possibility of ds reacting to something in supplements. I wanted to keep track of how ds and I are doing with the supplements and the nutrient rich diet.
Here is my update:
2000 iu vit d daily
8000 mg vit c daily (with bioflaviniods)
zinc 50 mg
b-12 1000 mcg
I am doing well with the zinc supplementation. I recently did the zinc test again with zinc sulphate. My zinc levels are returning to normal, because it tasted bad to me. Previously, it tasted like water, so I know I'm getting there! I just don't want to over-zinc because it can deplete copper levels.
2 cups of baby green spinach
half a cup chickpeas or red kidney beans
handful clover sprouts
2 pints blueberries (yes, I eat alot of blueberries)
handful raw pumpkin seeds
2 cups cream of buckwheat cereal
half cup broccoli
brown organic rice
coconut milk ice cream with flax seeds
lots of sea salt
lots of Bubbies sauerkraut (especially good on chicken, which I usually have a hard time digesting)
The raw spinach is REALLY helping me. It has been so beneficial, but I keep feeling that I need to eat MORE of it. There's just only so much raw spinach you can eat though. Maybe I will try a folic acid sup next. Or start making green juice more often. Problem is, it gets so expensive. I use a whole container of spinach (5.99) 2 organic apples (3.00) 2 organic pears (3.50) and that lasts 2 days for the family. 50.00 a week just on juice.
ds and I just started coconut milk kefir today, made by turtle mountain. I called to ask if there was corn and they said no. I still feel I might have had some kind of a reaction to it b/c (and sorry to get so graphic but) my stool was mucosy after I drank it...
I made the bone broth twice and Im not sure I liked how it came out. I think I cooked it too long. Pat says she cooks hers for 48 hours! I tried leaving mine on the stove for 2 days, but for some reason it didn't come out that great. All I used was a turkey leg and some back pieces cut especially for soup. Anyway, it ended up sitting in the fridge for 2 weeks - until I finally threw it out!
Soooo my goals for the next week is to :
- start soaking the brown rice before we eat it
- find out if the turtle mountain kefir is making me sick (test)
- possibly start on a folic acid or folate supplement (or one that has both like whome posted about)
goals for the near future:
- try to get some water grains
- try the bone broth again... maybe a different recipe
- try a recipe from sue gregg
- do some research on nettle infusions and get started on taking them
Other question: does anyone know the effect of VOC's on nutrients in the body? I know that inhaling VOC's create a kind of "estrogen" in the body. I'm wondering if this extra estrogen has to be removed by certain processes which depletes certain nutrients... Maybe this is a question for Whome.
Ds and I have been sleeping on an air mattress which stinks of plastic... that's why I ask...