Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for January 23, 2007

Despite me trying to avoid sugar and eat well, I still have thrush. I’m always checking it a couple times a day to see if it gets better for worse. Tonight I’ve decided to cut out brown rice and the meats I got from the deli (Roast beef, turkey and black forest ham). My wife suggested that the meats may have sugar in them because they are the “processed” meats. Brown rice is on the accepted list of foods but I’ll try a few days without it.

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January 25, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for December 18, 2006

I’m always looking for ways to eat more fruit and vegetables and I pick up a fruit cup with my lunch. I finish my lunch and in the early afternoon my tongue is feeling itchy. I go into the bathroom to check and it’s candida.

It’s been a week and a half since I started the candida trauma kit and one fruit cup and it’s back so easily. Diet is a big part of candida and with all of the christmas treats being handed out at work it’s next to impossible to avoid any sugar.

I guess I’ve really got to pay attention to the diet.

December 19, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 03, 2006

Do Lunch Meats Cause Stomach Cancer?
Wednesday August 2, 2006

Pedro Zucchet was never shy about his love for traditional processed Italian meats.  They were a regular part of his daily lunches. So when he was diagnosed with stomach cancer, he never suspected a link between his love of salami and his illness. 

But now research out of Sweden suggests such a tie between lunchmeats and the disease may exist. The scientists looked at several kinds of processed meat including ham, salami, hot dogs and bacon, and they found that the more you consume such foods, the greater your risk of getting stomach cancer. The worst culprit turned out to be bacon. Experts believe sodium nitrite in the meats could be to blame, or it could be all the salt.

“The salt can act as an irritant to the stomach lining and in fact may predispose the stomach to cancer development,” said U. of T. professor Michael Archer.”I guess the best advice is moderation,” he adds.  “I wouldn’t eat processed meats three times a day every day.”

Zucchet, who has now been cancer free for five years, takes heed of that advice. “I’ve changed what I eat now,” he said.  “I’m a little bit more conscious of what I eat.”

Many processed meats are also high in artery-clogging saturated fat, giving consumers another reason to steer clear.

August 3, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for May 22, 2006

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Today I come across an online nutrition calculator. Here is what it says:

Daysworth Nutrition Calculator

This powerful new tool can help you in countless ways. Use the Daysworth Nutrition Calculator to determine your nutritional status. Just select a single food or build your own personal menu from over 6,000 food choices. The online calculator will determine your nutritional status based on the foods you eat.

Keep track of your calories, fat and carbohydrate intake to help with your weight loss goals. Monitor your intake of cholesterol, total fat and saturated fats to help ensure optimal heart health. Watch your protein and carbohydrate levels to make sure you’re getting enough for optimal athletic performance and muscle growth. Check your fiber intake to help maintain regularity and prevent uncomfortable or unhealthy conditions. Guarantee your diet includes all of the essential vitamins and minerals you need to maintain good health. 

And the best thing of all? It’s totally free! I register with the site and I enter all of the foods for today.

With my healthy new diet eating oatmeal and apples for breakfast, a tuna sandwich with tomatoes for lunch, a banana for an afternoon snack and halibut fish with broccoli and potatoes for dinner, I should have no problem.

Today’s diet, according to the calculator I am deficient in ten vitamins and minerals based on the daily recommended allowance. Good thing I’m not tracking my old diet. I’m in deep trouble…

May 22, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 13, 2005

The start of the Candida Diet…

Went shopping today at Sobeys. With the restrictions for the candida diet in hand, my wife and I scour over every label checking the ingredients. It was hard as almost all of our regular groceries were banned! We managed to find enough selection and we head home.

March 4, 2006 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 2, 2005

I call a number of Naturopaths in the area and I get mostly answering machines. I finally get a hold of a live person and I ask for the soonest appointment. Her weekends were booked until late August but she did have an opening this Friday morning. I’d have to take the day off work but it will be worth it.

She wants me to download a diet diary form from her website. I tell her I already have a database and was tracking my food intake and symptoms. The following is posted on her web site:

What to Expect On Your First Visit: 

The goal of the naturopathic doctor is to understand the patient and all the factors which impact on his/her health. This is why the first consultation takes 1 ½ hours – in order to have enough time to go through a health history, perform a physical exam and various testings such as blood typing, blood sugar, blood cholesterol, urinalysis and zinc tally test.

All this information assists the Naturopathic Doctor in making a thourough assessment and diagnosis. A personal treatment plan is then proposed to help facilitate your healing process.

WOW! I’m impressed. 1 ½ hours on my first visit. She’ll need it with the story I have.

I create a report outlining the timeline of events with my doctor.

March 4, 2006 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

   

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