I hear ya, I can not digest soy, it gives me such severe pain that I break out in sweats. The funny thing is, I grew up on a farm and would eat raw soybeans out in the field...how's that for irony.
At least we didn't spray our fields or use any chemicals in the soil, it was just a rotation crop choice that we used and sold to our small town grain mill.
I have a friend that dh is diabetic, and she swears by splenda
She supports him by eating meals he would be able to eat, so she's eliminated a lot of the bad sugars/starches, but they depend on splenda as a sweetener, and hydrogenated oils (usually soy based). Luckily I'm blessed with good friendship and she doesn't mind I bring my own condiments
A few weeks ago I got a lecture from a friend about how handling my hypo naturally is dangerous and that the vitamines and such are regulated by FDA which means they aren't safe. She took a pharm class and her professor was very emotional about the dangers of herbs, and health food store supplies. Then she goes on about the great results she was getting on her synthroid. I told her I wasn't ignorant about how to educate myself and choose high quality sources of suppliments. I prefer not to put synthetic anything in my body, so I choose not to take the same route she chose, and left it at that...pass the beans moment.
Well today I'm wondering if I can eat my tree nuts
(I know peanuts
and cashews are on the no-go list), but wondering about some of my other quick snacking nuts. Brazil nuts are good for us, a great natural source of Selinum, but I need variety. I have to force myself to eat most of the time, so a quick grab of a snack when I realize I've not eaten is best. I've read that pecans can aid in arthritis pain, so perhaps it'll help with other pain as well.
I drank a cup of chamomile
infusion (tea) lastnight, first time in years I've had it, not sure why. I was in bed by 9:30 and slept until 5:00!!! I woke up tired, went to the toilet, climbed back into bed with another quilt and fell back to sleep. I woke up at 6:30 or thereafter and actually felt pretty with it, for once. So will be looking into that [chamomile] as well to find out if it was a freak chance or if there is a chemical reason behind my good sleep.
OH, I forgot, I ate some peanut butter cookies last week, first time in ages and my gut rejected them. That's when I put 2 and 2 together and so have now decided to eliminate peanuts+cashews+(ofcourse) soy for my health.
I tell you what, this whole thing has also lit a fire under my brown thumb as well. I'm going to do my utmost best and have some great gardens this coming season. I plan on a large parsley plot as well as cilantro, not to mention many other foods that are expensive to buy and not as healthy as from my own gardens. I'm blessed to have meat we're raising/hunting for healthier protein sources, and I'm good and taking care of animals, for some reason though, I never got the green thumb.
Anyway, Happy NewYear, it's going to be better as we heal our bodies.