Day 4: Finally Hitting An End Point. More To Come.

June 29, 2017

Olive oil testing continued first thing this morning after being unable to hit an end point yesterday. My final 'intolerance' / 'sensitivity' score being 19. This has really, really knocked me for six. I was exhausted. Truly wiped out. 

We then tested Broccoli which as a food I love and eat a lot of believed it would be an easy food to test and we would breeze through it all with no symptoms. I wasn't so correct. Despite eating broccoli a lot the score was still a 6 and gave an itchy rash along with a headache. 

The nurses didn't even want to test me for anything else other than the olive oil today due to my awful reactions to it but I want to be able to return home with as many foods as I can in my vaccine. I feel a little let down in myself - although there hasn't been much I can do about it all. Though I am upset we haven't been able to test the more foods this week and have a larger vaccine to take back home with me. It can not be helped. I can't control my body's reactions unfortunately and it is important that the end point and correct intolerance level is reached to make the correct vaccine that will work effectively. 

 

On top of all the reactions and up and down from the testing. I also undergo 4-5 hours of infusions each day. Which I knew from three weeks ago are hard hitting. Though having these on top of the testing has really knocked me. Along with trying foods and different products which have also being reacting with me, my body is just exhausted. 

 

I feel so dizzy, sick and exhausted today. 

 

I really don't feel well, and knowing you have more to come at times is emotionally daunting along with physically.

 

We have re-booked to return in two weeks time ( boy I need a rest!! ) and thinking of jut focusing on testing. So we can try and get as many foods as we can into a vaccine so I can slowly introduce them / eat more of them in my everyday diet. Rather than trying to do everything at once, running out of time & energy!! 

 

I know this post is somewhat a short and sweet redown. I am struggling with light sensitivity and focusing today. Just feel so sick.

 

It's the final day tomorrow of treatment & testing before heading home on Saturday. 

 

Let's just get through tomorrow. 

Love and peace,

S

Xoxo

 

 

 

 

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SOPHIE'S
COOKING TIPS

#1
Feeling sluggish and rubbish when you have woken up? Get boosting up on bananas the more the better - they will help settle your stomach, boosting digestion, they are a mood enhancer, they will give you the energy you need and keep you full. Buy my book for banana receipe ideas.
 
#2
Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
 
#3
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
 
#4
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
 
#5
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN. 

Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.

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