I posted a question a few days ago about stomach issues, but didn't check if I mentioned that I was on Prilosec for GERD, as well as an inhaler for something called enosiphilic (sp?) esophogitis, inflammation of...
I was initially skeptical of this plan, as it reeked of Atkins, and seeing how my friend ate on Atkins, it didn't seem healthy at all, even though he did lose weight on it. (Weight loss is not my main concern, health is. As well, getting off Prilosec, anxiety and sleep meds, and my allergies too). I need to drop about 30, and my eliminating sugar, and amping my workouts, at least exercising more, it will come off.
Also, I got to read the Paleo book by Robb, his name slips my mind, but also checking some online sources. This woman related that she too had GERD, and would frequently get stomach issues, as the ones I mentioned: vomiting, diarrhea, egg burps, bloating, and that she eventually figured out that because the Prilosec reduces or eliminates most of the stomach acid, it set her up for these bouts, as the stomach acids couldn't kill the invaders as easily.
That got me thinking, as well as the allergies I take Zyrtec for, which the allergist can find no cause, and my GERD, anxiety, lack of good sleep without meds, etc.
What an eye opening this Paleo stuff is, although I believe that I'll watch my meat intake a bit, and focus more on fruits (yeah, I know they're forbidden, but I'll eat in moderation), and tons of veggies.
I'm going cold turkey on no grains, sugar, fast food, and dairy (pizza is gonna be a tough one). But I'm sick of feeling sick, and certainly sick of my stomach issues, as they've only gotten more frequent since I've been on Prilosec.
Meal 1: scrambled egg whites, cilantro, pico de gallo, and some cut up pineapple. Not perfect Paleo, but fruit is going to be one of my exceptions on occasion.
This is one of those times that I feel I'm actually finding answers, or at least they're right around the corner, to all the previously mentioned issues. I ask my docs, and they're stumped. I've always told friend of mine that their knowledge of nutrition is minimal, and probably sponsored in some way by the food industry.
Anywho, any comments, suggestions, etc, would be appreciated. I have a basic framework of what I'm looking to do, and the simpler I keep it, the better.