AHH! This condition I have is so confusing. I actually though was feeling fine until I went to the doctor to have my thyroid examined. Then for the next few days I had a tightness in my throat. Today my fingers on my right arm went numb for a few minutes. I also had a coughing fit where I feel like I cleared my lungs of phlegm. I don’t fell sick but I don’t feel well. I feel like I need to work out as my body does not feel strong yet I also can’t figure out what to eat. I keep looking up diets on line, and not to lose weight. Most people with this disease gain weight but I have lost so much.
I have figured out I need to eat more protein. I refuse however to stop being vegan. I would go so far as being Vegetarian but I apparently according to some sites can’t have cheese or milk. I also can or can’t have eggs. I am allergic to yeast though so that leaves out most aged cheeses. In fact the only cheese I found on line I could have is certain types of goat cheese. After much research I have come to the conclusion I need to do an alkaline diet with no foods that might aggravate my yeast allergies and limit the impact to my thyroid. I am staying vegan and animal cruelty free. I tried eating an egg, and I wanted to fall asleep. Not a good sign. I am also though researching food combinations which is part of an alkaline diet.
I am going to eliminate all night shades even though some sites keep telling me tomatoes are OK. Apparently though you should not combine them with starchy food. there goes pizza and pasta. Nightshades include tomatoes, egg plants, potatoes (not sweet potatoes), bell peppers, goji berries, Ashwagandha, bush tomatoes, cocona. garden huckleberry, hot peppers. kutjera, Naranjillas, Paprika, Pepinos, Pimentos. Tamarillos. and Tomatillos. Now I know why I rarely crave potatoes. I also have had a love hate relationship with eggplant. I love tomatoes but they often upset my stomach. I have tried just eating them raw and even that makes my tummy get acidic.
This morning I had yogurt with some frozen cranberries. I had some muffins I made where I used a combination of oat flour and sorghum. I need to eliminate sorghum I think as it seems to be too acidic. I don’t want to waste it. I added hemp powder to my chia oat flour muffin recipe to add some protein. I had some brazil nuts. I craved them all day. I had to restrain myself. I’m worried about overloading my stomach with hard to digest fat. I find my body likes carrot sticks so I had some baby organic ones. (Cheap at $1.50 at TJs a bad.) I also had some celery sticks. I ate some almond butter on my muffins.
For dinner I made amaranth with a combination of raw spinach cooked and frozen green beans. Apparently frozen green beans are actually low in carbohydrates so they are not acidic. I used Teriyaki coconut amino sauce to flavor my dish. Not sure if I should continue to use it. I also made a dressing with tahini, lemon juice, water, and some coconut amino to put over the dish and to also use to dip celery sticks.
Finally I found this bread that is GF, Yeast Free, and also high in protein. I had most of the ingredients so I thought I would make it. I replaced the egg with ground flax seeds. It was good. I cut up an avocado and as a final snack for the night I ate the avocado with a couple slices. The bread is kind of like corn bread. I keep reading I am supposed to stay away from legumes but pea protein powder may be OK if I don’t have a reaction. This bread has chickpea flour in it. This bread actually made my stomach calm down, either that or the avocado did. I am going to eliminate all legumes, though again I have read that lentils are less dangerous to the digestion and apparently are alkaline but I can’t buy the pre cooked ones for fear of fungus or yeast. I may try to see how I feel about lentil dishes and if OK have some on occasion. This means no more HUMMUS. Unless I can find a kind not made from legumes or egg plants. I apparently am supposed to stay away from goiterous vegetables but I may try to make some cauliflower based hummus to see how I react to it.
I’ve become obsessed with making lists on my phone of food to shop for by category- vegetables, carbohydrates, protein, fruit. spices. frozen vegetables/ fruit, and tea. I was listing things by store with lists for TJ’s. Whole foods, and Fresh & Easy, but I think with my diet as it stands I need to ensure I get enough vegetables and protein and the right kinds of Carbohydrates and fruit when I shop each week regardless of what store I frequent. I also added the buckwheat bread I found at the bakery as a weekly needed purchase. I think now that I know about the buckwheat bread I won’t need to spend so much time baking. I also should be eating more salads and less baked goods anyways.
I’m going to eliminate rice from my diet and replace it with wild rice, though I wonder if I can find a cheap rice cooker or slow cooker as it takes so much time to cook wild rice it might be better for me to cook it in a device designed to cook things slowly over a period of time. Wild rice is a grain but apparently it is alkaline. I should also buy quinoa in bulk from whole foods though they only have the standard white variety in three pound bags. Apparently buckwheat grouts are also alkaline. I’m not really dying to eat them but they are not terrible to eat either. I think I just need to figure out what tastes best with them. I’m on the fence about Tapioca flour as I have never used it. I was going to try combining tapioca flour with buckwheat flour to make an all purpose flour..
This is a Hashimoto diet what will kill me and what wont journey.
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