A friend of mine was telling me the other day that she had been on the SCDiet(Specific Carbohydrate Diet) since Nov last year so I thought that I would look into it.
After doing some searching I found a website -The SCDiet – which will tell you all you need to know about the diet short of reading Elaine Gottschall book “Breaking the Vicious Cycle”.
All the foods on the diet seem to be gluten free, but not all are yeast free. What I like about the diet is the science behind it which you can read on the website.
What I have taken out of this so far is to give up all grains, to re-introduce a few old foods that previously affected me and to add some new suggested foods.
I still drink milk which could soon be replaced by SCD yogurt. It looks Read more…
Whilst shopping over the weekend I went into a health shop and discovered they had a breakfast cereal called “Millet”. I remember reading about Millet and that it was quite rich in magnesium.
I bought some and did some further research that night. I was pleased with what I found because not only is it rich in magnesium, but it is nearly 15% protein, contains high amounts of fiber, B-complex vitamins including niacin, thiamin, and riboflavin, the essential amino acid methionine, lecithin, and some vitamin E. It is particularly high in the minerals iron, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium so I thought that I had found a very good substitute for a magnesium supplement amongst other things.
The first day went well, I was more relaxed, had more energy, had more control and generally did things quicker. When I awoke the next morning I awoke with a headache, my left arm was lame and I had this tightness in my chest. Naturally I suspected the worst, but the pain subsidised somewhat so I had another bowl of millet for breakfast. Throughout the day I endured the pain and I gradually lost control of my muscles and my balance got worse.
I have now been on Millet for 4 days now and Read more…
I have been doing a lot of research about fats lately and whether to get your energy from fats or carb’s. I am not going to go in to the technical details here, but this post is rather to tell you that there have been studies for and against.
I have found enough evidence in the studies in favour of fats to at least try the higher fat diet although I believe protein should be on a equal footing. Therefore I am going to structure my own diet 40% , 40%, 20% (fats, carb’s, protein).
I must tell you up until now carb’s have been king so this is new ground to me, but I am willing to try it out for 3 months to see if it is going to be something I will continue or not.(the proof is in the pudding as they say)
Exercise is a big part of my lifestyle, but I will Read more…