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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #360 on: January 30, 2009, 08:13:07 PM »
John, does that thing hurt? :shock:


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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #361 on: January 30, 2009, 09:51:50 PM »
Just seen this thread.....I thought I was the only one who ate like that DVD. My wife and I went a year and a half being 99% RAW. Got myself upto 12oz of Oceangrown wheatgrass a day. Best I ever felt. I am 33 and played soccer in high School as well as basketball, etc.... Anyway, that was the best I had ever felt since coming out of the womb. Not a very social lifestyle but man was it fun. Went to Canada to visit some friends and they are all over this healthy stuff. I am doing an MMS cleanse thinggy now. It has been one of the best cleanses I have ever done. Although I liked the Master Cleanse too. Here is a link to my Canadian friend...... http://www.thebestfoodever.com/

Don't know about the rest of you but I sure do take quite a ribbing around here for the way I eat.. Great thread and a lot of GREAT info shared..

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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #362 on: January 30, 2009, 10:15:49 PM »
Nawww JP...I dont hurt unless I do lifting.
I can push it back in, and it'll pop back out!! The skin is really thin there I think, and sometimes, at work, I worrry about a nail or sharp edge of something tearing it open.
 Man, Thats a disgusting picture, isnt it?...all that hair and stuff??? And the big white belly????
Looks kinda like black spiderwebs all over my stomach, huh? Or spray on hair!!LOL!!!
Ok...I better blo this joint, cuz I'm starting to laff at the silliness!!!
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« Reply #363 on: January 30, 2009, 10:19:12 PM »
Nawww JP...I dont hurt unless I do lifting.
I can push it back in, and it'll pop back out!! The skin is really thin there I think, and sometimes, at work, I worrry about a nail or sharp edge of something tearing it open.
 Man, Thats a disgusting picture, isnt it?...all that hair and stuff??? And the big white belly????
Looks kinda like black spiderwebs all over my stomach, huh? Or spray on hair!!LOL!!!
Ok...I better blo this joint, cuz I'm starting to laff at the silliness!!!
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« Reply #364 on: February 01, 2009, 11:53:42 AM »
Woodchopper had an umbilical hernia, his wasn't as bad as yours, Johnny  :shock: but he had a definite 'outie'.  When they did the cancer surgery they used the bellybutton as an entryway for one of the scopes, they told us they would close the hernia up as they closed everything else up, and they did, he's got a lovely bellybutton now  :-D

JP, I'm way behind in reading but see you've been diagnosed with IBS.  I was, too, when I was 19, which is why I've avoided fatty cuts of meat my whole life, that's my trigger, meat fat.  I also can't eat any large amount of fried food, particularly fried scallops, which happens to be one of my all time favoriates  :(  I can eat one or two, but a serving will bring on what I've always said was my 'pet disease'.  Not fun.  So I don't eat them.  I do eat lots of good stuff, though, just everything in moderation, and good, whole foods, not packaged junk.  It's manageable and once it's under control really not an issue for me anymore.

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« Reply #365 on: February 01, 2009, 12:02:47 PM »
Ann, we have basically the same trigger. I've been very disciplined for 9 days now and am including yogurt and a probiotic in my diet. Things are looking up.

Glad you got a hold on yours and glad the chopper is doing well.


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« Reply #366 on: February 02, 2009, 12:07:53 AM »
he's got a lovely bellybutton now  :-D

Well, Ann, now isn't that the most wonderful ding, dangest thing!!!  What a great thing to say about your Husband, I think that bellybuttons are the greatest things on earth.  Yay for Greg!!!  I keep thinking how fortunate you, me and a few others are, that have that New-And-Improved Husband.  Wonder why I need to say this so often, but I do, I cannot stop myself sometimes from the things that I say...I am serious...if I were to try and stop myself, who only knows where I might be?  Smiling.  Have a most wonderful and awesome day, great life, great health.  Cindi
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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #367 on: February 08, 2009, 07:43:29 PM »
So I'm getting back into the swing of things but running into the challenging part of eating right and being on the go. What do you guys and gals bring with you when you're on the go?

I have a small plug in type cooler and when it gets really hot, I use an ice chest, to hold drinks.

Just looking for some new alternatives to keep things from getting boring. Ideas need to be relatively low fat cause of the IBS. My trigger is greasy/oily foods so I have to stay away from those type foods.

Hoping to get some new ideas, thanks.


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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #368 on: February 08, 2009, 09:11:15 PM »
Out of curiousity I decided to count the number of medications I'm taking each day.  Some I take once a day, some twice a day, and others 3 times a day.  The total was 18 medications, some are for more than one condition.

I can no longer eat half the foods I used to.  What I'm not allergic to by natural means I have reactions to due to the medications.  I'm still trying to figure out what I can't eat with the medications I'm taking and each time a medication is added, changed, or discontinued I have to start all over and trying to figure out what the new food tolerances are.


So Far:
I can eat all the seafood I want....that's healthy right?
I can't eat chocolate, dairy products, or apples in any way shape or form....that's healthy too, right? 
I can eat pickled foods as long as I don't take Asprin or any product with Asprin in it....is that healthy?
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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #369 on: February 09, 2009, 01:06:54 AM »
JP, I always carry my "trail mix".  It's Kashi go Lean, (not the crunch )& I add raw almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, any nuts, dried fruits like blueberries, raisins, cherries, apricots,mango w/hot pepper, some dark chox covered soy beans..anything I have around. It's very high protein, fiber & somewhat good for you. 1 box makes a big big batch! I also always have my green iced tea, apples & banana, any fruit that has a tough outer skin ..although you do have to watch out on hot days & not let em roll around your car..also remembering to take them OUT when you get home!! :roll:  I also have a whole food meal replacement powder I can add to water, juice or milk in a real pinch.  I don't have IBS but feel really "icky" after eating fast food so don't do it much. I like to save those calories for something really really good like creme brulee' & tenderloin! :evil:  J
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« Reply #370 on: February 09, 2009, 01:15:09 AM »
JP, I always carry my "trail mix".  It's Kashi go Lean, (not the crunch )& I add raw almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, any nuts, dried fruits like blueberries, raisins, cherries, apricots,mango w/hot pepper, some dark chox covered soy beans..anything I have around. It's very high protein, fiber & somewhat good for you. 1 box makes a big big batch! I also always have my green iced tea, apples & banana, any fruit that has a tough outer skin ..although you do have to watch out on hot days & not let em roll around your car..also remembering to take them OUT when you get home!! :roll:  I also have a whole food meal replacement powder I can add to water, juice or milk in a real pinch.  I don't have IBS but feel really "icky" after eating fast food so don't do it much. I like to save those calories for something really really good like creme brulee' & tenderloin! :evil:  J

Jody, tell me more about this please ^^^


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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #371 on: February 24, 2009, 07:24:20 PM »
Thought I'd pass a lil tidbit along to those who need to eat more salads but aren't a big fan of them.

Get you a nice chunk of hard cheese, whatever your liking, and cut slivers and add to a salad, really wakes a salad up rather nicely, and there are so many different types to choose from.

Enjoy!


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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #372 on: February 25, 2009, 01:26:07 PM »
Love cheese, but don't eat to much because it gets me, well you know..............??????

But it is great in salad for sure. Especially feta cheese.
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« Reply #373 on: February 25, 2009, 05:20:25 PM »
Well we certainly don't want that happening Annette! If you eat it w/ salad it should help things move right along. :-D


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« Reply #374 on: February 26, 2009, 11:48:44 AM »
Love cheese, but don't eat to much because it gets me, well you know..............constipated.
But it is great in salad for sure. Especially feta cheese.

Oh Annette, you are so graphic  :shock: :shock: and that big, big  :) :) :), you one funnnnneeeee girl.  Have a great, most wonderful day, health, love our life.  Cindi
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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #375 on: February 26, 2009, 01:50:53 PM »
Thought I'd pass a lil tidbit along to those who need to eat more salads but aren't a big fan of them.

Get you a nice chunk of hard cheese, whatever your liking, and cut slivers and add to a salad, really wakes a salad up rather nicely, and there are so many different types to choose from.

Enjoy!


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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #376 on: February 26, 2009, 08:32:29 PM »
Thought I'd pass a lil tidbit along to those who need to eat more salads but aren't a big fan of them.

Get you a nice chunk of hard cheese, whatever your liking, and cut slivers and add to a salad, really wakes a salad up rather nicely, and there are so many different types to choose from.

Enjoy!


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My salads always seem to be grouchy when I wake them, so I let them be....

That comes from being tossed so much.
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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #377 on: April 18, 2009, 11:49:21 AM »
Ok, for anyone following this post, here's an update. The IBS thing never did seem to go away so I went back to my regular doctor and wound up seeing a specialist (gastroenterologist).

This past Monday, I had an abdominal ultrasound to check my liver, gallbladder and other stuff.

I'm reporting this, in case anyone is wondering why, to perhaps help or assist anyone else who may be going through or who has gone through what I have been experiencing.

Let me back up some first.

First blood test was January 7, 2009. It was revealed that my total cholesterol was somewhere under 200, don't remember the exact numbers, wanna say around 190 mark. My liver enzyme counts were slightly elevated, as were blood sugar counts.

As of April 8, 2009, total cholesterol 159, good cholesterol still somewhat lower than it should be (remedy is more exercise). Liver enzymes still mildly elevated as were blood sugar levels.

Bad cholesterol was 102, anything under 130 is good! So good news there.

For about two weeks now I have been taking a pill called Levsin. It has made a tremendous difference in the IBS symptoms. My wife loves to give me that little pill cause it puts me out in about 30 minutes! :shock:

So fast forward to yesterday. Spoke with the specialist.

I have what's called fatty liver changes. My gallbladder looks good, pancreas looks good, my liver has fat accumulations that are usually associated with people who drink way too much alcohol or a diet too high in fat.

I'm not much of a drinker, but have always liked rich foods, you know, sauces and pork and fried chicken and fried fish! Etc...

Well, those days are over, for now at least anyway.

So the IBS apparently has been a symptom of me having a fatty liver.

With a healthier diet, more weight loss and more exercise, I should get better, is what they are saying.

Wish me luck everyone, my next blood work is in three months. I have to get crackin' not to be confused with cracklin' as in pork cracklins which I would lovvvve to sick my teethe into right now!

Y'all take care and take care of yourselves! Hopefully with some discipline I will have a much better report in three months.


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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #378 on: April 18, 2009, 11:56:52 AM »
Okay here are a few more "don'ts"

any carbonated drink, even water

no fried foods

no splenda or nutrasweet

Here are some do's

For sweetening:

stevia

xylitol

brown rice syrup






You for got one  :-D can have honey

also make sure you eat 5 small meals evenly spaced out though out the day or 3 med meals and if you get hungry eat friut and veggies. 
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« Reply #379 on: April 18, 2009, 11:58:04 AM »
JP, wow, you writin' a beautiful little novel about yourself, how cool is that.  It sounds like things have been improving your way, I am very happy to hear that, our health is surely nothing to play with.  I know I am heading for some minor surgery on Monday, not looking forward to that, but suck it up, life does go on.  Have a great and awesome day, health.  Cindi
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