Sunday, January 23, 2011

new food restrictions, and adding smoothies

We're still trying to figure out why my husband has high oxidative stress despite taking a ton of antioxidants.  He is seeing a new doctor who is putting him on a diet designed to control inflammation.  We eat a pretty careful diet but this is even more restrictive -- no citrus, grapes, nightshades (tomatoes, eggplants and peppers), white potatoes, honey, maple syrup, corn.  In addition to the no gluten, no refined sugar, no junk food etc. that we already do.  Yikes this is going to make my cooking even more challenging.  Will be referring a lot to the Body Ecology Diet, Almond Meal Baking Cookbook, and Specific Carbohydrate cookbooks.

Also  the doctor has asked him to make a smoothie every day with various greens (bok choy, kale, mustard greens etc.), berries, aloe vera juice, and 3 tablespoons of coconut milk.  I'm drinking it too, certainly can't hurt!

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