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[Apr. 9th, 2007|12:39 am]
Super Healthy Food for Busy / Low-Energy People

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Hey everyone. Looking for some opinions on the detox diet that my nutritionist recommended for me. Hope that's appropriate for this community, let me know if not.

Anyway, I was put on this diet to rule out food allergies/sensitivities as a cause for the symptoms I've been having (fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, sore throats, fevers, headaches, stomach aches). The diet is basically gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. Other no-no's include artificial sweeteners, caffeine, hot peppers and other hot spices :(, beef, pork, and... citrus fruits? The idea behind the diet is to "reduce inflammation." I understand why I should limit common allergens such as gluten and dairy. However, I feel that citrus fruits and peppers/spices have a lot of health benefits that outweigh any potential "inflammatory" effects (by which I assume my nutritionist means heartburn or IBS?) and I am reluctant to eliminate these. Also the diet is boring enough and I need my cayenne pepper to spice up those few dishes that I can still have! Granted, one of my symptoms is upset stomachs, but my GI symptoms do not correlate with what I eat.

Any thoughts?
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[User Picture]From: booty_bot
2007-04-11 03:21 pm (UTC)

spaqhetti squash
just cut it in half, steam it upside-down in a pan in the oven, and it turns out just like spaghetti - add some olive oil and whatever spices work in your diet

mashed fauxtatoes
steam cauliflower and put it in a blender with olive oil and spices

i like both of these recipes lots, and the spaghetti squash is a good replacement if you are avoiding wheat-based pasta
good luck!
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