Thursday, April 26, 2012

Amazing Progress!

Since 18th of this month, my health has been climbing up again, by the "speed of light"!

April 18th is a date that I will not forget, because it is my birthday. What did I do on my birthday? Cutting off white rice, a typical acid food that made my stomach upset almost every night! Of course, rice was not the only cause, all the acid foods I took together made my stomach very sick. However, I was not able to cut off red meat, because if I did, I would feel extremely weak, and the weakness would inevitably trigger my heart symptom. So for longtime I struggled between diet with and without red meat, either way caused me trouble. Just recently I learned that steam bread - a main course that eaten by northern Chinese people, is as matter of fact "alkaline", even though it was made by white wheat. And my stomach did feel very good every time when I eat steam bread.  So I suddenly realized that I could change my main course. And I did, on April 18th, first time in my life I ate like northern Chinese "barbarians" - steam bread all the way! The result was a magic (no doubt they beat up southerners all the time!): the same night I had first non stopped sleep since longtime! And I did the same thing the second day, then another good night sleep followed.

The reason that steam bread give me good sleep is, I think, that its alkalinity neutralized the acidity in the red meat that I ate.

For the third day after I ate steam bread, my stomach started feeling for potatoes. So I boiled some potatoes (with skins), ate it as main course, the result is just wonderful (seems better than steam bread).

I do eat lots of vegs. I know raw vegs would be the best choice but my stomach cannot handle raw stuffs, so I made salad by half boiled vegs (lots of squashes), it works well.

Before April 18th, the date that I changed my main course, my energy level was about 40% - 50%, now, only a week, I am at 75% - 80%  (feels like 85%).

What's even better? I am losing weight!

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  1. yunyi, so glad the new diet is working and that you're feeling healthier. I'm not very scientific about my eating habits. I just try to eat as little as possible, and meals that are easy to prepare. Mostly I eat grains-cereal, pasta, bread-and small amounts of cheese, fruit and vegetables.

  2. That's fantasic, Yunyi! I'll have to take that information into account. I don't know much about acids and alkalines, though I can see the reasoning behind maintaining a balance. I do know sometimes I crave very acidic juice. Maybe my body is trying to tell me something!

  3. @np, thanks! for what i heard from you your diet is very alkaline oriented.

    @Janene, thanks! juice is mostly alkaline, regardless its sour taste.

  4. I'm so glad to hear that you are recovering. Feeling well and having the energy to participate in life is so important! Let us know how your diet goes...