Back to the basics with my blog, our food, life in general, and Enjoying this Journey...

Alternatively titled: One helluva busy weekend.

August 2

After just a few hours of interrupted sleep, The Mister and I got out of bed. Early. On this particular day, we had big plans. He started the coffee and started loading the rig while I got the kids and breakfast ready.

Is it just me or does actually getting OUT the door take for-ev-er. Even when you’ve planned and prepped ahead of time. It boggles my mind.

Operation: HealTHY Gut's newly eliminated foods include...

Basically any that are identified as a reaction class level three and higher on my antibody assessment test. I also have to give caution to a few of the class level two items {because they were high twos, almost threes}. Additionally, I have to take heed to the “Food Family” for each food that I have antibodies for.

Using Caution/Eliminated Two Foods

  1. Egg whites . My ND said to not bother trying to reintroduce egg yolk {lower on the two scale} or whites until after six months – so eggs are still eliminated.
  2. Baker’s and Brewer’s Yeast. That includes kombucha and nutritional yeast … and I need not go crazy with lactofermented vegetables. While their yeast content is lower than what is found in kombucha, it is my understanding that it can still be present in other lactofermented foods. It seems so strange and counter-intuitive to not eat ferments for optimal health.
  3. White rice. Sadly, it looks like I won’t be able to try out for #teamwhiterice any time soon!

  4. Broccoli. And its food family: The Mustard Family. This includes: Bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery cabbage, Chinese cabbage, collard greens, horseradish, kale {!!!}, kohlrabi, krout, mustard greens, mustard seed, radish, rape, rutabaga, savoy cabbage, turnip, turnip greens, watercress, canola, and cress.
  5. Carrots And the carrot food family. This includes: Angelica, anise, caraway, carrot, caleriac, celery, celery seed, water celery, chervil, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel, ferula gum, gum galbanum, kummel, parsley {!!}, parsnip, samphire, sumbul, sweet cicily, and dong quai.

**There are a few others, but I don’t eat them anyway because they are grains. For example; barley and corn. Also white potato, which I don’t eat. Nightshades. Devil’s work.

Eliminated Three Foods

  1. Pineapple.
  2. Cranberry. Now, this gets tricky, because the cranberry is in the Heath Family. That includes blueberry, bearberry, bilberry, cranberry, huckleberry. But blueberry was a zero on my test results, whereas cranberry was in the reaction class of three. I think I’ll keep blueberries around and just tune in…
  3. Banana. And its food family which includes plantains. So long plantain pancakes!
  4. Coconut. And its food family: The Palm Family. This includes: dates, coconut, coconut oil, palm oil, sago, palm cabbage, and saw palmetto. Yes, I pouted in my ND’s office. Goodbye coconut milk {whipped cream/ice cream}, flakes {macaroons}, flour {and any chance of AIP baked goods}, and oil! Ah, and I’m looking for a new oil to use for oil pulling, too. Any suggestions, feel free to comment. I was thinking sesame, even though it is no allowed on AIP – on my IgG it is a zero for antibodies. I’ll think it over a while longer.

**There are a few others, but I don’t eat them anyway because, again, they are grains. For example; rye and spelt.

Eliminated Four Food

Yes, there is only one that was in the reaction class four range. Oddly enough it is WHOLE WHEAT. Something I have not eaten since…well, since I started this blog February of last year. Color me confused. My ND did suggest I could still have those antibodies in my blood stream because I am just someone who had no business eating whole wheat. Although I found it curious that wheat gluten and gliadin where both a reaction class of zero. {?}

Oddly enough almonds {you know, the evil nuts that make my psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis flare up as if I am pouring gasoline on a fire?} Those are a ZERO. My ND and I agreed, just because it isn’t an IgG reaction doesn’t mean it can’t be a different antibody reaction. Almonds and I just don’t need to be friends.

So there you have it! My tailored AIP/IgG protocol. And a slew of supplements.

I should also warn… any recipe you see posted that includes these above foods may just be a recipe that I have been sitting on for months now. Trust, I have dozens of food photographs and recipe drafts on my desktop. Neglected and glaring at me as I work on newer recipes.

This is the last of several posts sharing my journal entries and some everyday photography during our move to Wenatchee.

In Transplanted Pt. One, we were staying at Mister G’s until our new place was ready. In Transplanted Pt. Two we were all moved in, but the journaling continues until I have internet again.

I was cleaning up after breakfast. Luv was in her room reading, Bugsy was thoughtfully grunting about a morning diaper-filling session.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall…
fly on the wall

July 13

The Mister is reading the intro to Dante and starts rattling off his profound thoughts and sharing his excitement to learn, “it is like a journey and meta-journey all in one.

Sometimes it's as simple as wearing undies on your head...

After picking 37 pounds of local {no-spray} apricots a few weeks ago,

I knew I’d have to get a bit creative with this delicious seasonal stone fruit.

Apricot Guacamole*no child was hurt in the picking of apricots*

This will be one of several posts sharing my journal entries and some everyday photography during our move to Wenatchee.

In Transplanted Pt. One, we were staying at Mister G’s until our new place was ready. Now we’re all moved in! Let the feathering of our nest begin…

Transplanted Pt. Two