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I have tried doing without certain foods and drinks containing caffeine and have discovered it helps me to lower my neuropathy pain to a level that is tolerable. It is not easy to eliminate chocolate, tea, and coffee from my diet.
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I want to share a very interesting book that may ring true for some of you. SUGAR CRUSH by Dr Jacoby. I was the one that brought homemade cookies, brownies, cakes and banana bread to work then went home and ate the leftovers for dinner! I could, and still can, down a large bag of chocolate candy in 24-48 hours. I was researching neuropathy, again, came across this title and fortunately my library had it available as an ebook. I seriously was eating Dove chocolate as I started this book – straightforward information, he doesn’t get too technical with medical terms and explanations. I know I need to eliminate or seriously cut back on my sugar (&alcohol) intake. I believe he has a point!
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Of course I'm listening Linda. You know how it is, people feel better if they have something to blame there ailments on. now if they were eating dark chocolate I could understand how that would make any condition worse, if they managed to live through the horrible experience.
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@jakedduck1 haha but today I had 1piece dk chocolate with orange inside yum yum
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Been nice knowing you!!!
What an awful way to go
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Sugar is poison!
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PS – my A1c and glucose tolerance test and blood tests were all fine, close to prediabetes, but no Dr ever mentioned it, or to make dietary changes, or asked about my eating habits.
Hi @wisfloj. I was reading about your hemoglobin A1C test. Im surprised no doctor mentioned about your blood sugar. There must have been a concern to have it done. Although it was low, the doctor should have mentioned it. Will you have to do it again?
Hi @birdierobin I agree. Lots of carbohydrates do not help the adult body. I started the Keto diet out of curiosity to watch for any health benefits. 5 months later and still going. I believe the diet has neurological benefits. My neuropathy has declined slightly, become more manageable. My oversensitivity to sweets has gone where now my taste is back to normal. I can enjoy foods once again. It is a difficult diet but worth the benefits.
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Avm- This is wonderful I’ve heard a lot about the keto diet as well way to go!
Since you're well along on the Keto diet you may be interested in Terry Wahls, M.D., book, The Wahls Protocol. She was wheelchair-bound, did research & developed her Keto diet for auto-immune disorders & now she's back at full speed. She's endorsed by David Perlmutter, the neurologist often on PBS & author of Grain Brain. I was trying to go back to a vegan diet I was on 13 years ago but back then I could eat beans & glutin. So I'm sort of cruising back and forth between fruit & veggies & grass-fed meat & wild-caught fish. But Wahls book & diet look intriguing but challenging because it is so specific, and as I've mentioned before, I've just sort of run out of gas for learning so many new things while trying to pursue things that really interest me.
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Hi @jager5210 Thank you for the information. I will look into the story and research of Dr Terry Wahls. It certainly sounds challenging but don’t give up. Learn her system and diet at a slower pace.
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I can say that one of the biggest and worst factors is bad food. I found good food is something I can concentrate on to help myself feel better. That book is helpful and keto helps me have less pain. On days when I go off and crash on things I like such as donuts I pay for it badly. That night I can’t sleep, I burn, next day I can’t walk. Staying keto and also doing the protocol works which was recommended here also helps.
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Next day you can’t walk from sweets? I find that extremely interesting -unbelievable
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Whole lot of thruth here.
Foods high in sugar have a similar effect on me. My blood sugar doesn't seem to be high the next day. Maybe it increases my triglycerides. But, sometimes I just want a little junk food. Thanks for sharing.
I have had the same results on a keto diet. When I stay away from alcohol, sugar, bread and any other high glycemic carbohydrates and stick mostly with good fats and proteins my PN is more manageable. I also try to avoid glutens. I recently had a bad experience I want to share and see if anyone else has had the same experience. Several weeks ago I bought some “gluten free” chips made with cassava and ate half a bag. Later that night I woke up with much worse burning in my feet and legs than I usually have at night. I finally had to get up. It took a couple of days to calm down. I learned on line that the cassava root contains a deadly toxin that can be eliminated by proper washing and preparation. It is widely used in Africa and Latin America. I suspect that in processing not all of the toxins are removed, just enough to be safe to eat. A couple of nights ago my wife bought some Bobs Mill “gluten free” flour and made really good banana bread muffins. I ate three muffins that evening and by 2:00 am I was awake with the same level of pain as I had experienced before after eating cassava chips. I checked the label and found the flour contained tapioca which is made from cassava. I also learned on line that people who regularly eat cassava can develop a severe form of PN that has a correlation to low levels of Thiamine (Vit B-1). My plan is to be careful to check labels to avoid cassava and supplement with B-1.
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