I appreciate your great post. I am happy to rearrange my diet accordingly etc. but my problem is I literally cannot afford to buy the 80 billion count probiotic, let alone buy enough to take 3 a day. I’ve had to cut back on my 50 billion count too. I know this is not ideal at all but this won’t be a permanent problem. But what can I do in the mean time?
Also I have no idea where to get the kefir in England from so I haven’t been taking that. Nor have I been taking greek yoghurt as I cut it out in case it was causing a problem.
I have actually been making coconut flour/rice bran flour/ flax seed bread quite often too. I was a bit concerned because my packet only says ‘rice bran flour’ with no mention of brown. It is brown in colour though. Am I ok with that? (the link to the one I have – http://www.generaldietary.com/products/info_baking/pure_rice_bran.html)
No problem with the red meat as I don’t eat it anyway.
To answer your questions:
1. I haven’t started using Himalayan sea salt yet but I have it and will start now. I’ve been using Maldon sea salt flakes.
2. I have been using Sarakan to brush my teeth (http://www.sarakan.co.uk/?gclid=COmc2Zil26sCFYUOfAodGnF-OQ)
3. I am taking 60mg of COQ10 enzyme a day
1 capsule of cod liver oil (it has sunflower lecithin in it – would this be a problem?) which includes 800mcg of vit A, 5mcg of vit D, 10mg of vit E, 276 mg of cod liver oil, 274 of fish body oil providing 155 mg of omega 3, 72 mg of EPA and 57 mg of DHA
800mg of folic acid
14mg of iron
calcium (200mg)/magnesium (75mg)/zinc (3.75mg)/vit d (1.25mcg) tablet 4 times a day
and 2 – 3 drops (200mcg per drop) of molybdenum
Just to show you in terms of food what I’m doing:
Every day I eat a 2-organic egg omlette with onions and spinach for breakfast
Then I eat a salad (green leaves, celery, cucumber, red cabbage, mixed seeds, spring onion) with sardines for lunch (and occasionally – perhaps once a week either mackerel or tuna). I get the fish from a can.
After this sometimes I eat buckwheat crispbread, a bit of bread, almonds (which I will remove), or a portion of apple (again will remove). I snack on these a couple of times before dinner.
For dinner I will either have: turkey or chicken (roasted), swede or celeriac mash with cabbage and onions or leeks, asparagus, brocolli, green beans. Sometimes I add roast swede as well.
minced turkey or brown lentil coconut curry with brocolli, green beans, spinach, swede, onions and garlic. Sometimes with a bit of brown rice (about 3-4 tablespoons) or with the bread.
vegetable stir fry (red cabbage, green beans, asparagus, brocolli, seeds) with buckwheat noodles, oils (sunflower, sesame, ginger and garlic) and braggs liquid aminos.
That’s when I start eating the bread and literally eat it until I go to bed and I’m not even hungry!
So that is literally all I eat at the moment with no variations. Perhaps this is the problem!? Maybe I should mix it up a bit?
I hope this is informative enough :). Thanks again for the help.
Oh and I haven’t been on much cos I’ve started a masters degree and work in my spare time :). Busy busy!