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 not want to mess up all of the hard work I’ve done to achieve a happy gut, I’m also not interested in inviting C. Diff into my life.
That said, I’ve always had issues with mosquito bites and sinus infections – I have two deviated septums. It’s shocking that I don’t snore, but my doctor also suggested I likely don’t get sufficient oxygen either – much like someone with sleep apnoea.
This post is about the creature that bit me recently and the bite marks that wouldn’t go away. I’m thinking this was not a mosquito. Maybe some kind of fly?
I’ve always been a fan of not taking medication unless absolutely necessary and that goes for things as basic as tylenol. I don’t like to mask symptoms and I am aware of what antibiotics do to the body.
On the advice of some fellow SCDers, I went ahead and tried a combination of: tea tree oil mixed with manuka honey, oil of oregano, and sovereign silver. It worked. I couldn’t believe it, but it worked. Below are the pictures detailing the many faces of my bites and the ultimate healing. Also, I successfully beat a sinus infection using oil of oregano in my sinus rinse and taking it orally. It took a while, but I skirted taking the oral bactrim despite my doctor saying I needed it.
These are the products I used and will continue to use in the future:
Here are the bite pictures:
*Please forgive any grammar or spelling errors. I am writing this on my cell on my way to the SCD Conference in MA.
I miss pizza above all other things on the SCD. I have dabbled and attempted to make pizza substitutes using ground chicken, nut flours, or riced broccoli (I cannot have cauliflower). This pizza crust recipe is hands-down the best I’ve yet to come across. I can honestly say that I would eat this over regular pizza any day, regardless of food restrictions, simply for the healthier option. It’s delicious and easy. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
If you’re anything like me, you’ll love this pizza cold for breakfast. Or, lunch. Or, dinner.
This is really filling, and though cutting the pizza into halves appears like personal pizza servings, you may find that this is better suited for 4 servings.
When I made the recipe for the first time, I simply baked my crust without toppings and added later because I wasn’t sure how this would turn out. I actually prefer this for crispier results.
Feel free to edit the spices as desired. I love the smell of baked rosemary.
You can successfully sub 2tbsp more of the farmer’s cheese + 2tbsp coconut cream if you do not have any yogurt on hand.
I decided to make a ranch dressing in preparation for making chicken, bacon, & ranch pizza. Below is the recipe I ended up with. I am sure I will post alterations to this at a later date, but for now: enjoy!
B I used primal kitchen avocado mayo and whole milk dripped/strained yogurt.
If using dripped yogurt, you will likely need to add some water to thin it out. If using regular, whole milk yogurt, I recommendB foregoing the water.
Seasonings can be altered to taste and you can sub out for other preferences.
I have not introduced crab yet for LEAP. I was finally able to find lump crab meat with no other ingredients besides pasteurized crab (Whole Foods). I’ve combed through some recipes out there to come up with my own SCD legal recipe that also reduces fat (no mayo here). I am currently trying to increase my protein intake and level my fat intake off to about the same percentage – more into a keto realm.
Here is the nutritional breakdown for (1) crab cake:
– 2 cups lump crab meat – 1/2 tsp garlic powder – 1 tbsp lemon juice – 1 tsp yellow mustard – 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper – 1/2 tbsp onion powder – 1/2 tbsp parsley, dried – 1 large egg – 1/4 cup cashew flour – 2 tsp ghee (or butter) for frying
Combine all ingredients, except the ghee, until well mixed. 2. Form patties that are about 3 inches in diameter. 3. Over medium heat, melt the ghee and fry the crab cakes for 2-4 minutes per side. They will be done when crispy and golden. *I simply combine honey and yellow mustard for a sauce at a 1:1 ratio. **I consider (2) cakes as (1) serving and made these into 6 cakes accordingly.
Updated on 11/13/18. The cake recipe has changed on the original site. I’ve updated the recipe below and credited the original site for the inspiration. I’ve also made this printable as one recipe instead of 3 individual recipes.
My birthday just passed and I wanted to try making something for myself and my boyfriend to enjoy (we have the same birth day). I used a combination of recipes to create these cupcakes. They came out great!
For the icing, I used the recipe found here: Against All Grain Sugar Cookies. I tripled the recipe and made mu own coconut butter by processing unsweetened,B flake-coconut in a food processor until smooth and almost liquid. I estimate needing 2-3 cups of coconut to yield the amount necessary for the recipe. For coloring, I heated 1 cup of coconut milk on low and simmered 3tbsp of elderberries for about 15 minutes. You only need 3/4 cup of coconut milk for the recipe, but simmering will reduce it a bit.