Sunday, 2 August 2009

Diet trial part III

My condition has improved, but I don’t know if it is the special diet (yeast and egg white free), or that I have also switched from milk in my hot beverages to soya, that I am drinking Actimel daily or that we have cut off the Belle Mere, and all the stress that used to include.

I didn’t fully take in when I signed up for the hospital diet trial that it was for 24weeks or if I did, my brain may have taken it to mean 24 days. 24 weeks is ages. Oh well I don’t really miss bread anymore and I’m managing without wine (one can and does slip occasionally), but I would like a nice Satdee cake.

I have to say, cynical as I was at the outset I have noticed a difference. Of course it could just be the iron tablets I’ve been taking over the past week, anyone with a normal functioning bowel will tell you of their stopping side effect.

Even if I don’t know what's making me better, I'll just keep doing what I’m doing.


Looking Fab in your forties said...

Well done you! if you feel better, you must stick with it!

everybodysaysdont said...

I'm a actimel fan....I'd find it very hard to give up it all booze you have to avoid?

westendmum said...

I'm going to try and be very good during the week and slip at weekends. All alcohol has yeast, but wine and beer have a lot – apparently, so best avoided, but I can get my fix on less yeasty beverages like gin or vodka or tequila or cointreau. A good excuse for a cocktail if ever I heard one!

Sonya said...


I've just come over from Belgium Waffling, so you may already have checked this out, but it sounds like you should consider coeliac disease. You may be seeing improvements from removing gluten when you stopped eating bread.

There is a panel of blood tests for this - the only difficulty is that they won't be accurate if you aren't eating gluten as they measure antibody levels.

Good luck!

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