Monday, October 16, 2006


It's been a long time since I posted. In the past few weeks, a lot has happened. The most impactful on my health was going to Iowa from the 4th through the 8th for my cousin's wedding. The wedding was beautiful and it was great to spend a lot of time with my immediate and extended family. In that regard, the trip was great for my mental and emotional health. On the other hand, I did eat fairly poorly over the course of the trip. Part of this was being in a strange environment where I'm not sure what sort of food is in the refrigerator. Another part of it was the irregular schedule we kept over the four days we were there. The first couple days I ate very poorly. I started to feel pretty bad so I cleaned my act up a bit but really not enough. Since then I have been slowly getting back into my routine and healthy habits. I really need to kick my caffeine addiction and aim to do so by Thanksgiving. To that end I have started drinking tea instead of coffee.

On another note, I noticed myself feeling slightly worse (manifested by more sinus and lung congestion) just after my last consultation with Dr. Fuhrman. The only thing that I really changed was the addition of an egg or two per day into my diet. This didn't strike me until I was in Iowa. I'm going to cut out the eggs (except on occasion) and add lots of legumes.

I still need to find something else to eat my guacamole with. I'm getting a bit frustrated with buying a bag of chips and a third of it is pretty much useless since it's been crushed to dime-sized pieces. Chips in and of themselves are pretty worthless nutritionally anyway - they're really just a vehicle for the guacamole.