While in the USAF, I began to be apprised on good holistic nutrition, herbs, minerals and vitamins etc.
Since last year I've been on a diet of no sugar (including no HFCS) except what comes with fruits and veggies, no starch and no wheat (even gluten free). No prepared foods either. About the only grain I eat at present is gluten free oatmeal, with breakfast being either plain yogurt (greek style) and fruit or oatmeal and fruit.
Sometimes I mix peanut butter with the yogurt to add some protein, but the greek style has more protein than the regular style, and I eat a lot of (non beef) meats for lunch and dinners (with veggies), but no breads, no pastas (sigh).
I've lost over 40 lbs on this diet (plus my 1000 miles of bike riding this year), and feel better than the last several years. I've fallen a little off the diet for the holidays, and can tell that there is an immediate effect, so it's back to hard core for the new year.
This may not be holistic, but it is working for me at this moment in my life.
It looks great to me. It's important to avoid hydrogenated peanut butter or ever partially hydrogenated. It's carcinogens cancer wise. You can get grinders and buy raw organic peanuts to grind. Better yet almonds are more nutritious.
I understand that the way they grow the non-organic peanuts involves a lot of bad stuff health wise.
I'm not a purist, except when I need to be for correcting some ailment. I drink a Rolling Rock Beer a day. The carbonation is not healthy. It used to be nitrate free. I hope it still is after the Busch folks acquired it.
Avocados are a great food. We use a lot of them, making different concoctions with them as a base.
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It's important to avoid hydrogenated peanut butter or ever partially hydrogenated.
I buy either fresh ground (health stores) or those (few) brands that only list peanuts on the ingredients.
Better yet almonds are more nutritious.
Anf I hear walnuts are good for you as well. The best peanut butter I had was from a health food store in Victoria BC (no longer there, sigh) that allowed you to select the peanuts to grind, and I used spanish reds.
I have had a sore throat for several weeks. Was told I needed my tonsils removed.....now I wait for a result from a biopsy....I am scared.
"No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten." — Hunter S. Thompson
.now I wait for a result from a biopsy....I am scared.
For cancer or bacterial infection? I'm assuming they want to rule out cancer as you posted here.
But yeah, I think that waiting to know is the toughest part - once you know it is easier, even when it comes back positive (as mine did), because then you start treatment, you have something to do, to concentrate on.
But I sincerely hope it comes back benign or negative.
My cancer is back, there is no icing on the cake this year, even though this marks the longest interval between attacks. This cancer is still incurable, however every year we get a little closer to knocking it out.
This is the fifth round with the little buggers, and I'm not close to beaten yet.
There is a clinical study available this time around, with some leading edge drugs: Ofatumumab and Bortezomib. Ofatumumab is an antibody directed at a protein on the cell surface of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (what I have), and Bortezomib binds to a protein that is needed for cancer cell growth, so these are both "magic bullet" drugs directed at the cancerous cells. They have not been used in combination before, nor has Bortezomib been used on non-Hodgkin lymphoma (it is approved to use on Leukemia).
I am excited by the prospects of this treatment. Tomorrow I get a port installed, this is a device inserted just under the skin with a catheter to a vein, so that instead of getting a needle for the intravenous infusions they just poke into the head of the port. Wednesday I get a bone marrow biopsy as the last test for the study (sets the baseline). Next week I start the infusions with one a week for 4 weeks and then 1 every two months for the rest of the year, with followup testing for the next 5 years.
As far as I can see from the study information, I'm a perfect candidate for the study, and it looks like the prospects are good for a fairly rapid knock-down of the cancer cells.
Can't tell you how sorry I am to hear this, even though we knew it would come sooner or later. Here's hoping that these new drugs with crazy names can help you out. Seriously, Ofatumumab? I wouldn't give a D&D demon a name that bad. Maybe if it works they'll let you come up with a name that people can actually say.
You sound pretty positive about things though, I'm glad to see that. No way are you beaten yet!
As Granny said, what sorta names are those for drugs? Sorry to hear this and keeping everything crossed for you. Sending you virtual good luck vibes or as some of the horsey people say "jingling for you"!