Monday, 30 June 2008

A new diet perhaps?

Last week was a wonderful as it was hellish! It seems I'm a long way from being back to 'my old self'. Try as I might, I can't get through the day without a 3 hour afternoon siesta (sounds better than nap). And constipation! Christ the pain of that - you wouldn't believe! And please don't suggest anything - not prunes, not figs, not nothing 'cos I am sick of hearing it!!! I even had my mother phone me one day to say, I was just talking to so and so, about your bowels, and they suggested x, y and z!

Life is rolling along, quite literally, without me. I am a pitiful couch creature who can't summon up enough energy to do anything beyond actually getting ready to do something! Shower, dressed, make-up, knackered. I missed my dad's 70th (surprise) party. All I do is watch America's Next Top Model onLiving, followed by Ally McBeal on Zone Romantica! Sad, isn't it. And I'm not being hard myself - I'm just bored stupid with being ill. Having stomach cramps now on top of it all. I had a week or so back there when all I could think of was death, and then a week of trying to forget all about it. Now I'm back to taking positive action: change my diet for only the healthiest foods and possibly the PH diet (see below). I need to get well enough to be able to ride again, cook meals, wash my own hair, help little one with home-work and please lt it be soon, take her out somewhere other than the supermarket!

But it isn't all bad. K came over on Monday and we had a lovely afternoon. I didn't even nap that day. Tuesday I saw the doc again, and she seemed to think I was coming along really quickly. Compared to whom, I wondered.

Wed L came over, laden with lots of strange brown glass bottles filled with various potions - colloidal silver being one of them. The diet looks quite difficult to follow in the first months when you are re-balancing the body, but gets easier after that as you re-introduce previously banned foods (in much smaller quantities!). It means cutting out all foods that create acid in the body, so that the body becomes alkaline - then all the fungi and parasitic bacteria can't grow and interfere with health. You end up eating 80% alkalizing foods and 20% acidifying. If anyone's heard about it before I embark, do let me know. It's called the PH Miracle, and I have nothing to lose. The alkalising foods are all green vegetables, most grains and nuts and pulses, grasses and some fish (trout and salmon). Acidic stuff - all dairy, meat, fish, and most fruit (but not lemons or grapefruit?!).

Bramble is growing fast and becoming quite naughty when in a playful mood. I've just had to give him a tap on his rear end and lock him in the kitchen because he kept biting me while I'm on the lap top (you guessed - on the couch!). I let him out when he cried and he purred and has come over the keyboard again, but this time a telling him to get down worked. But for how long ha ha ha!

I had loads to say but am all worn out again now! Will endeavour to write more regulary as soon as I am able but Christ knows how long that'll be!

*Bramble is sitting next to me, resisting the urge to attack my fingers but I won't wind him up any longer!


Calistro said...

A couple of my friends swear by the alkaline diet. One of them is doing it for health reasons and the other to lose weight. They're both so enthused by it they went on..and on...and on... about it while we were on holiday in France recently (so much so I ate tons of dairy filled chocolate by way of rebellion!). They say they have more energy and less colds and coughs since giving up dairy in particular. As you say it's worth a go x

Annieye said...

Anything is worth a try. I hope you start to get your energy back soon. Bramble sounds like quite a little character.

Anonymous said...

I think you have enough problems without stewing your brains with daytime TV! I'd rather read books if I'm knackered during the day.

Can't really comment on the PH diet, but reading the ingredients makes me think it's a healthy one. I hope it works for you.

Debs said...

It does sound like a great diet. I hope it helps you feel much stronger.

Naughty Bramble, sounds such a character.

clairesgarden said...

I haven't heard of your ph diet but from the things you mention it sounds fairly healthy. and I would try to get organic stuff where you can.

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Glad there are some improvements, and some good bits. Hang in there, and keep us posted when you can. Sending cyberhugs.