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LEAP Diet Phase 3 & Nicotine (NRT 2 mos)

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

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LEAP Diet Phase 2

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

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LEAP Diet Phase 1

I recently completedB LEAP food sensitivyB testing bloodwork and today is the first day of phase 1. For the next 10 days, my food options include only the following items: Codfish Sole Lettuce Spinach Mango Grape Plum Pineapple Banana Avocado Papaya Coffee Pecan Vanilla Parsley Cumin Ginger Distilled vinegar Baking soda After 10 days of… Continue reading LEAP Diet Phase 1

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Nicotine Self-Study (Day 5)

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)

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Nicotine Replacement Therapy for UC

After much thought, I decided to try Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to supplement my current diet, medication, and holistic treatment plan. Here is how I arrived at this decision: I was diagnosed at the end of January 2017. In April, my symptoms worsened and my disease worsened. This was confirmed when oral mesalamine worked immediately.… Continue reading Nicotine Replacement Therapy for UC