Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:18 PM
So the Doc's office said the Triglycerides are high, cut out simple sugars. Yes, that's it.
My diet: gluten-free, dairy/egg/nightshade/chocolate/whateverelse is fun - free. I don't use sugar except rarely. I do eat a lot of white rice (sugar) and I do enjoy my 1-3 glasses of wine at night (sugar).
My weight has been stable for over 2 years at 160+-, thus I'm not fat or obese. I don't excersize as much as I should, but I am active, 45yo. I do have low energy - at least in my opinion and RLS/insomnia. gluten-free/DF/EggF for seven years now. Nightshade free (well almost) for over 3 yrs. It sucks - but it's all relative -as such, I'm grateful I only have these relatively minor issues.
From what I'm reading, I need to cut red meat, alchohol, sugar and add grains. Well, I'd be lucky to maintain a weight of 145 if I did that, plus I'd be grumpy. Grains/fiber/vegi's - the ones we can do - still come out looking just about as whole as they went in.
So what I am thinking (assuming blood test is accurate) is that meat/simple sugars are what my body is capable of readily absorbing (thus the high trigl. count) and that my body simply is transporting from one end to the other - all the brown rice, wild rice, brocolli stumps, lettuce, Lydias grainless granola, etc. Thus the blood test results are telling me important information, but this information is 99% different than my Internest is reading.
I think the test (again, assuming it is accurate) is reflecting malabsorbtion issues, not a high sugar/fat diet.
I think a Juicer is on the horizon
Any and all ideas would be appreciated, this is my first time back with the traditional medical community in over ten years and I'd like to help them (internest & neurologist) be competent doctors in working with me on my body/food allergy/sleep issues.
Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:35 PM
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