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Friday, November 30, 2007

My Diet has Been Sugar-free for Two Months!!

At one time I thought it would be impossible to live without sugar. I am not diabetic. Why have I done this elimination diet? I was intrigued by the results my patients were getting on food sensitivity test by ALCAT labs. This is not an "allergy test." People suffer with sinus, diarrhea, ingestion, bloating, headaches. By finding out what foods they are sensitive to and avoiding them entirely. Bothersome symptoms have cleared up without masking the symptoms with pharmaceuticals.

I became curious to see what I was sensitive to. I had a few symptoms I didn't like: acne and cough. I had my blood drawn and I was floored to find out I was severely sensitive to cane sugar! A few preservatives ranked up there and olives and garlic (not as severe) and a few other foods.

I took the challenge to see if it was possible to eliminate cane sugar. It took me a few weeks to figure out how to read labels and eliminate these foods, and find replacements. I am happy to report my skin is clearer, my cough is better. Unexpectedly I never get ankle swelling anymore (I thought most women got a little swelling. ) and I've lost some weight. I don't get hypoglycemic anymore. Over the next few posts I'd like to share what I have learned and how it's helped me by doing this sugar elimination.


Courtney said...

PLEASE share more. I am HIGHLY addicted to sugar and would like to eliminate it altogether.

catalina said...

WOW! I didn't know ... I too suffer from Hyperglycemia ... and I too (like Courtney) am addictred to sugar ... Do you recommend taking the test? I wonder if it's expensive? I'll read on to see how you're doing ... and I'll have to show this blog to my mother in law who has a few issues that may be related to food sensitivity too.

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