Wow, it's been a month since I've posted in my journal.
I feel as if the last hurdle for me is sugar/processed almond milk. Other than that, I've had only minor IBS symptoms. Maybe the odd pain now and then (and that was when I would give in and have coffee). I'm also controlling my acid reflux by cutting that out. I do still have trouble swallowing from time to time.
I've been experimenting with cutting out on white sugar/drinking more water and seeing how that affects my hair loss. I have gone to the doctor to get blood tests done, however, I haven't heard back from him, so I think that's good news.
I can't see the day when I cut that out 100%, maybe for birthdays and holidays, and a coffee as a treat very rarely. However, now I am finding a really sugary drink to be just too much.
Lately I've been eating a lot of rice and beans. I love portabella mushrooms. I'm also still making my habanero-thyme rice. I experimented with making vegetable stock in the slow cooker, and it turned out fabulous! 10 hours on low. I did, however, add too many veggies and it might be a little strong. So, next time I do this, and I definitely will, I won't add as many veggies. So perhaps 2 carrots, 2 onions, 2 ribs celery, heck, I'll just post it in the recipe section!
Sometimes I go a little crazy without the sugar, but I think that I will get used to it in time. I've replaced it with eatting apples instead, which makes me happy. I find I need to eat a few more starches and get sugar that way instead of empty calories!