Saturday, March 5, 2011
As you all know, I have a major diet coke addiction but over the past few weeks, I have been cutting them down about about 1 per day which I'm very proud of. Well, today, because I didn't feel well, I lapsed back into my bad behavior and had more than I should have. Guess what...it is is 2am and I'm awake because I was laying in bed with such bad twitches that once again the whole bed was shaking. This hadn't happened in about a week and it got me thinking to what triggered it the last time and I realized the last time was when I had more than a few diet sodas in a day. I had been getting the "twitches" on a pretty regular basis but then they had gone away until last week and then again today. The neurologist had been chalking them up to my CNS involvement but could it be due to the diet soda?????
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I was talking with a coworker the other day about this diet which basically has you eat what your ancestors ate and it seems to make sense. Basically you eat non-processed foods and what the cavemen ate. I've done some reading and there is some anectodal evidence that it has helped with Lupus symptoms so I think I may give it a shot. It is going to be very difficult to stick to as it cuts out all of my favorite foods like sugar, breads and pasta but in the long run, even if it doesn't help with my lupus it will help me to eat better.