Well still not luck with the sheets but am I surprised? I'll give them another call in the morning.
On another note, I've been to the naturopath and he's given me an little computer electric diode check for want of a better term showing that my system is deficient in several areas, one in particular being zinc. Wants me to go on a detox diet for two weeks and thinks that will make all the difference in the world. He 'challenged' me to eat one of the foods on my banned list which I did and there was absolutely no change. He said that if I did in fact have an allergy to it, the sinus would have flared up very quickly which it didn't.
It's now down to who do I follow through with, the naturopath or the Immunologist. I think for now I'll finish what the Immunologist started and then try the naturopath's ideas. What's a few weeks after all.
Although I didn't realise how much this salicylate free diet has affected me until my daughter accused me of almost drooling over her pizza and not looking at her when I was talking to her the other day. Sad but true.
I think a detox diet is always a good idea, no matter what else. A single-eat test isn't necessarily valid if you're still not detoxed though. A lot of the things you're allergic to stay with you for a while. So for example I bloat when I have milk products. I only found that after going off of them for 2 weeks and THEN trying something. So don't diss the food issues so quickly. It won't necessarily flare up immediately.
I would go for a few weeks on a detox diet. And then start introducing things in slowly, and try each thing for a few days to really make sure it is safe for you.
By the time I finish the Immunologist's diet that he set me it'll be 9 weeks. Already it's been five. After that if there's no change he was going to put me on a wheat free diet for just how many weeks I'm not sure of as yet.
From the paperwork the naturopath has given me, I'm all for this detox diet. I believe it's a good way of ridding the body of all the toxins we store up at any rate. It's only for a fortnight (two weeks) so I can live with that, plus he's given me lots of recipes which is a huge help.
I think that where it concerns my health a few months out of a lifetime really isn't a lot - maybe I'm just complaining too much lol. I really do miss certain foods.
Thanks Joe. I don't know what brands of coffee you have over there but (in Australia most people use electric kettles) I use Nescafe Decaff which actually tastes good if not better than the normal instant coffee. I was surprised! Admittedly the first few days I went through the headache bit because of the coffee not containing caffeine but that was because I was drinking around 3 to 4 cups a day. Now I can still drink that many and it's safe.
Surprisingly though decaff tea still isn't ok to drink. From what I was told by the specialist the decaff process for coffee is the only one that actually removes all the caffeine. If I want a cup of tea the only one I'm permitted is camomile. Because there's so much caffeine in soft drink, the only ones there I can have are tonic water, soda water and lemonade.
i snuck a peak at your response at work this morning, sonia, ...i had a steaming hot cup of coffee in my hand... i only really drink caffein at work - but you've inspired me! i'll let you know how i feel in a weeks time
Good for you Jo. Remember that if you have more than two cups of 'caffeine' a day, there's a chance you may get headaches when you stop but it'll clear up in a few days. And don't forget all those Cola drinks too, they're loaded with caffeine.
I have to admit to one thing though, when I was living in Canada, I just loved their brewed coffee.