I wrote here about my latest Dr. appt. and what I need to do to make changes that are lasting.
I actually started my "Live it", 4 days before my appt.
After doing a little research on arthritis, I have found that eating "night shades" is a no-no.
I had heard this before, but wasn't aware of how many foods were actual night shades.
So now, besides being gluten and dairy free, I am also going to need to be night shade free, which means, no more tomatoes, potatoes or peppers. I need to check if that means all peppers or just a few different types. I thought this would be really hard because I adore peppers and onions sauteed and put over rice.
Last week I had tomato sauce, and juiced bell peppers, but non this week. I thought it would be hard, but so far, it isn't.
Juicing is fun. I just don't like the cleanup part, however the chickens LOVE it. :)
Does anybody use the pulp from juicing to make into something else?
I wonder if it can be made into pesto?
Last night I was experimenting because Spaghetti was on the menu. I have never tried pesto before.
But I figured I have nothing to lose and need to try some new things!
To my delight, it was delicious!!!! Even Mike liked it and he is cautious about trying new things.
I was scouring recipes over the internet and many call for cheese. I just left the cheese out.
I came up with a really good pesto by using
1/2 bunch fresh basil, 1/4 cup walnuts, 1 TLB of freshly minced garlic, 1/4 small zucchini shredded, kelp granules, 1-2 TLB olive oil and a little water to thin it out.
I put it in the blender and it came out wonderful! I used it over my rice noodles for my spaghetti and everybody else tasted it and liked it. :)
AND, it is GOOD for you. :)
The next thing to eliminate or GREATLY reduce is corn. I don't believe there is any corn available that has not been Genetically Modified.
After just a few days of no night shades, and a week and a couple of weeks of juicing, my arthritis is starting to calm down. Now that COULD be coincidence, but I am wondering if it is. I was in so much pain I could barely do the treadmill. Today, I walked over a mile in 16 minutes and I didn't have pain.
I feel better and am hoping that when I go back to the Dr. my cholesterol levels will be back in the normal range and I will have better and continued range of motion.
"His Mercies Are New Every Morning"
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)