Monday, October 12, 2009

Okay I'm Giving This Diet A Go!

I hate to even call it a diet because it is not. It's another lifestyle change.

My husband is on board with me, so that makes it SOOOO much easier!

Here are the foods we will be excluding for the next few weeks to see if I feel any different. I am only excluding foods that were classified as a 2 or 3.

Egg White/Yolk

Kidney Bean
Lima Bean

I can eat cheese, almond, kidney bean, lima bean and barley (no response), but my husband's allergy test showed his response pretty high. Therefore I'm just excluding it from my diet to remove any possible contamination.

That means we have to throw out all opened jars. Jellies, mustard, relish etc. There is most definitely pieces of wheat or gluten in ALL of those jars. I think I'm going to throw out our collander too and get a new one just to be safe. Although I'm not even sure why I'd need to use it if we aren't eating pasta.

No tomatoes really hits me hard. I can't make stuffed peppers anymore! I can't put tomatoes on chicken breasts to spice it up a bit... I can't eat any type of pasta sauce anymore. AHHH! I can't even put tomatoes on my salads and a lot of the canned beans I used to buy have tomatoes in them. There goes a lot of meals we used to eat on a regular basis.

I had a metabolic panel done on Saturday and these are the results!

Glucose 82 (65-99)
BUN 12 (5-26)
Creatinine 0.82 (0.57-1.00)
GFR >59 (>59)
Bun/Creat Ratio 15 (8-27)
Sodium 138 (135-145)
Potassium 4.7 (3.5-5.2) WOOHOO! The new diet and supping IS working!
Chloride 103 (97-108)
Carbon Dioxide 24 (20-32)
Calcium 9.6 (8.5-10.6)
Protein 6.8 (6-8.5)
Albumin 4.6 (3.5-5.5)
Globulin 2.2 (1.5-4.5)
A/G Ratio 2.1 (1.1-2.5)
Bilirubin 0.3 (0.1-1.2)
Alk Phos 53 (25-150)
AST 17 (0-40)
ALT 18 (0-40)

Sadly this tells me that my heart problem IS NOT electrolytes.

Tomorrow is the Tilt-Table test!

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