Newest attempts at food reintroductions

cocoa – Didn’t seem to do much, but completely got rid of my appetite. On this diet, there isn’t much we’re eating that’s high calorie, so getting rid of your appetite isn’t a great idea. It didn’t seem to do anything else negative though! So cocoa seems okay. Remember to get sugar free and organic.

stevia – gross. I hate it. I think it made me feel weird, but I also don’t like it so I’m not going to try it again. I tried some stevia, cocoa mix and you just can’t replace sugar.

red cabbage sauerkraut – I can’t handle the probiotics in it. Next step regular red cabbage. But my husband can tolerate it fine! So if you’re not sensitive to probiotics, go nuts. I have a recipe here.

zucchini – nope. This was a nastier reaction, and I was pretty convinced zucchini would be fine. Seems like something innocuous but apparently not.

avocado – nope. This wasn’t too bad, it brought the arthritis back though and when that happens, the depression always follows. Avocados always made my throat itchy, I should have probably been more suspicious.

next on the list:

tomatoes – what a game change these would be. Hello again sauces.

shrimp – they have preservative free shrimp at whole foods


red cabbage that’s not fermented

10 thoughts on “Newest attempts at food reintroductions

  1. Jon Wadsworth says:

    Hi Mikhaila! I’m wondering about your reintroductions process…

    How long do you have to be ‘stable’ before you introduce a new food?
    How many do you do at once? (Seems like it would have to be one-at-a-time, right?)
    How long do you wait after reintroduction, before knowing whether there are negative effects or not?

    It just seems like a really really long process, possibly weeks for each food. I’m sure it’s worth it in the long run, when you can know that more foods work for you!

    • It’s a ridiculously long process. Once I’m asymptomatic I can reintroduce a food. It takes about a month to recover from a reaction so reintroduction is risky. Once I try a food, I wait at least a week. It takes a lot of will power, because the symptoms don’t occur right away so it’s extremely tempting to eat a bunch of whatever it is I’m reintroducing. If I’m still feeling good after a week I can move on to the next food. If I have a reaction I have to wait a month. I can generally avoid really bad reactions by avoiding the IgG foods. Sometimes the reactions for other foods fade a bit faster (2 weeks instead of 4).

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  2. Mulota says:

    I’ve gone through a couple of your posts and reading the change you have experienced in the past year and a half is quite amazing. I read a book called Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Russian neurologist Dr Natasha Campbell McBride earlier this year and her whole dietary protocol lines up exactly with yours. She claims a compromised gut wall and microbiome lead to a host of psychological (depression, bipolar disorder etc) and physiological pathology. I was skeptical of her claims despite her clinical results (and her resentment for the modern farming industry and contempt for the field of psychology turned me off) so I pretty much passed on the diet. A couple of months down the line i heard your father talk about your recovery using a very similar diet. You have pretty much motivated me to get back on track with my diet! oh and seeing as you are a recent mother, it might help to give the book a look. She talks about babies and how to intervene while they are young.

    • I will definitely look into her book! Thanks for that info. It’s amazing, I come across blogs and books all the time that basically have the same diet. This is definitely widespread. Good luck with your diet! Stick with it, it’s worth it.

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