Yesterday I had my first Naturopath appointment. I was so excited about it (perhaps in part the promise of one hour child free….). I have been put on a 21 day tailored food plan.
It is NOT a diet.
It is a minimal elimination diet to see whether any improvement can be made to my skin which has in the last few months been getting progressively worse with a “rash” down both cheeks, to my chin, in almost a mirror image.
Please let me stress this is a personalized plan & not for other people to follow! I’m only writing about it to share my journey.
Fortunately in the last week I have been watching the “Fundamentals” lectures for Institution of Integrative Nutrition, which I will be commencing in 10 days….in one of the lectures the speaker emphasized not what you can’t have, but what you can have; aka “crowding out”.
So my food plan includes/excludes the following:
1. No gluten
2. No dairy – this is a tough one for me as I eat a LOT OF CHEESE (ahem, did eat…)
3. No corn thins – I was eating a lot of these as I thought they were a ‘healthy’ type of cracker, & a vehicle for aforementioned cheese
4. Eggs must be “open pasture” which is a sh*tload better than the murky term free-range.
5. Eat 2 eggs or sustainable seafood on alternate days
6. “Dirty dozen” must be organic
7. No peanut butter
Friday 3 July – I had my appointment in the morning, so the plan started from lunch time.
So far I’ve done 2 shopping trips. Thankfully I already had a lot of the products at home.
Thomas Dux: Meredith Sheep’s milk yoghurt (only ‘dairy’ I can have) & fresh prawns.
Orange Grove Markets: ACO cabbage, ACO rainbow chard, ACO cucumbers, ACO Country Range Farmers eggs, ACO turmeric, ACO ginger, ACO parsley.
*ACO = Australian Certified Organic
Prawns cooked in ginger, turmeric & olive oil
Almond milk latte
BREAKFAST DAY 2
First day of taking the herb tonic from Ovvio – to me it tasted like a strong alcoholic shot, with no warm & fuzzy feeling afterwards.
Organic coconut milk
Avocado x 1
Organic baby spinach
Heilala vanilla powder
Topped with organic strawberries & black chia seeds
1 x certified organic pink lady apple
Hockey match so unfortunately no opportunity for lunch
POST MATCH SNACK
1 x large certified organic purple carrot
6 certified organic strawberries
Home made quiche – I loosely followed a recipe: crust made from buckwheat flour, almond meal, coconut flour, butter & egg. Filling: roast sweet potato, 3 certified organic eggs, parsley, rainbow chard & baby spinach.
2 cups Qi white & fruity organic tea
1 cup warm water with freshly squeezed lemon
1 Clipper organic green chai tea
Home made vegan chocolate with coconut oil, coconut butter, cacao, stevia & hulled tahini (only unhulled is on the banned list!)
Body/legs: almond oil, which I have added lavender oil to.
Face: Sukin Rosehip oil