Update (10.23.18): I ended up taking a round of antibiotics because the infection went to my deeper sinuses causing no common sinus infection symptoms, just some pain in my cheek. After being diagnosed with UC and reaching remission, I've been terrified of the moment I may need to take oral antibiotics. Not only do I… Continue reading Homeopathic Methods
I've recently become obsessed with Living proofB hair products. I have always had long and healthy hair - despite countless color applications and processing. Back in May of 2017, I had to cut my hair short because, I believe, the round of prednisone I was on for two months destroyed it. It could also be… Continue reading Hair Care Review: Living Proof
I began the LEAP diet on 8/20/17 in combination with the Specific Carbohydrate diet. This is an update blog as I begin Phase 3 of the program and on my progress with using nicotine to treat my UC
After struggling through phase 1 with only 2 proteins and 2 veggies (I ate a lot of bananas and pecans), I must say that it was well worth it. I have literally no bloating when I'm done a meal and I've lost about 3 to 4 lbs and can finally fit into a bridesmaid dress… Continue reading LEAP Diet Phase 2
I began my nicotine self-study on July 14, 2017. This is my first month status using nicotine to treat my refractory UC symptoms.
I am patiently awaiting my full LEAP/MRT food sensitivity results booklet at the moment. Luckily, I am able to start avoiding the following foods that I've tested as highly reactive to: Whey protein Cinnamon Mint Dill Cane Sugar Leek Strawberry Apricot Apple Blueberry Cranberry Cauliflower Carrot Zucchini Asparagus Yellow Squash Sweet Potato Wheat Corn Kamut… Continue reading LEAP/MRT Testing Avoid List
The best way to predict the future is to create it. - Peter Drucker I'm going to keep this one short as I am heading out tonight to the shore. I've been feeling pretty damn good in terms of symptoms. I am exactly one week off prednisone and was originally terrified as to what… Continue reading Nicotine Self-Study (Day 15)
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. - Frank Zappa Here I am on day 5 of my nicotine experiment and I couldn't wait to update my status. I feel great. And, most importantly, confident. On days 1 through 3 I used the 7mg patch. As of yesterday, day 4, I moved on… Continue reading Nicotine Self-Study (Day 5)