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Don't know if this relates or not but here's a story....
About a year ago (April), I had a horrible stomach ache. I used to get them fairly often but nothing like this! This was worse. It started off as "ouch" in the evening around 6 or 7 and then as time progressed it got worse. I forget now how long I was in the bathroom, but pretty much from 10 or so until 2. Just having hot and cold flashes, holding my middle, laying on the floor. Turning the heat on (overhead fan) and the dryer (washer and dryer were in the bathroom) and then shutting it all off and needing something cold.... Went on like that till I drove myself to the ER- BAD IDEA! I was so bad when I got into triage that my BP was 60/40! I started to pour sweat, etc. Well hours and hours later- more like days I think- and umpteen million tests- my pulse btw was 133 or something. They thought I was on drugs, having a heart attack, or something! Did EKG, some lung xray, etc. etc. Finally they sent me home with a diagnosis of intestinal infection!
Anyway, where all that is going is that I think my diet and stress were big culprits at the time. I was very overweight and my diet was horrible! My cholesterol was way too high, too. I think that was a big contributing factor. (When I say horrible, I mean pizza, McDonald's, TONS of mozz. cheese "straight", mac 'n cheese, lots and lots of soda pop, coffee every day... I did try to get outside and take the kidst o the park, but I was pretty darned sedendary. On the computer a LOT. (Like where am I now? :LOL )
Now I actually work out 3 times a week- 2 1/2 hours each; judo- and eat very healthfully. I'm finding though that I'm more vegan, then veg. I do drink milk and I will eat salmon, but past that I don't eat meat really. I eat tons of fruit and veg and whole grains. Don't do pop or coffee. Do do the occasional tea. (Real tea, not herbal). Anybody got any suggestions? Should I get protein powder? I won't drink it if it has guar gum or partially hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup in it though.