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As I mentioned in my last update, I have moved into the final stage in my MRT/LEAP journey known was Phase 6. Phase 6 is basically where you’re on your own. You’ve learned how to eat and what to eat and now you just live your life!
You can start to test out your highly reactive foods (red) and see how you respond to them.
All my results are posted here – but as a refresher:
My highly reactive foods and additives (red) are crab, lecithin, lemon, salmon, sesame, and spinach.
My moderately reactive foods and additives (yellow) are beet, cabbage, cashew, cheddar, codfish, coffee, dill, egg, red #40, garbanzo, green pea, maple, oat, pear, pinto bean, rice, salicylic acid, sodium metabisulfate, spelt, and strawberry.
So far I’ve tested lecithin, lemon, egg, and dill. All left me feeling under the weather. And, although they’re actually on my green (safe) list, mushrooms really bug me too (we assume because of an underlying mold allergy). Pineapple isn’t listed there either, but I get a bad stomach ache if I over eat it. I haven’t tested typical Bartlett pears yet but have tried Asian pears a few times and seem to tolerate those just fine. I’ve also successfully tested parsnips, chia seeds, flax seeds/meal, and green and tulsi teas.
It’s just important to remember to that it’s all about variety and making sure to keep your diet diverse. If you do this, and make sure not to eat the same things day after day, you are more likely to not over-consume certain foods/food families to the point where you could possibly lose a tolerance for them or even develop a new sensitivity.
What I’ve been eating lately:
Sweet Potato Havarti Soup
Apple Spice Pork Chops
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
Turkey Mozzarella Meatballs
Bacon Asparagus Soup
Chocolate Coconut Fluff
Bacon Green Bean Bundles with Brown Sugar Glaze
Egg-free Potato Latkes
What I’ve been using lately:
Argan Oil – just great another oil to add to my stash since I already love using jojoba, rosehip seed, grape, castor, and coconut. Argan oil is luxurious, light, and extremely hydrating.
Primal Pit Paste Happy Pits Sensitive Stick – I’ve been using this for little over a month now and love it! Since it’s baking soda free my pits are not irritated at all. Sure, I can be a little stinky by day’s end sometimes but that’s a small price to pay for keeping away from aluminum and other chemicals. Plus, I could always reapply during the day if I thought it was a real issue. I’ve noticed if I wipe a bit of apple cider vinegar or witch hazel on my underarms after washing or showering the deodorant works even better and I hardly smell at all after 12 hours of wear. I’ve found a few other baking soda free deodorants I’d like to try but for now I’m very happy with my Primal Pit Paste.
What I’ve been reading lately:
Nourishing Picky Eaters
Do You Know What’s Really In Your Tea?
Is Your Gut Bacteria Controlling Your Appetite? – What To Do About It