After watching the movie “Living Proof” I wanted so much to be miraculously cured, so near the end of December I started eating differently. The guy promotes this diet curated by his dad that seems to help him. I asked on an MS chat group if anyone follows it and some swear by it. Trying it can’t do anything bad and who knows what will happen. Following the plan I can’t eat anything with dairy, gluten, wheat, soy, legumes, anything with added processed sugar…etc. I can basically eat fresh vegetables, fruit, rice, fish, chicken (I can’t remember what else).
It’s been a bit hard for me to notice any changes. One because I expect immediate results, and two because PoNS has been making me feel pretty good.
I have accidentally broken the rules a few times with certain foods: coconut coffee cream with surprise hidden peas protein (legumes), not remembering I’m not meant to have things with yeast (gluten free beer), and various other things that don’t follow every rule. It’s really difficult to find something that ticks all of the boxes: gluten free, dairy free, wheat free, no added sugar, not fried… Making your own food with fresh ingredients is the best idea, but cooking is one of my least favourite things. I’m also rubbish at cooking.
I’ve gone back and forth about whether I’m going to continue this or not. Sometimes I’ll be hungry and think “my body already has the task of dealing with MS so why start it?” Then when I go get something to eat I just don’t have the desire to eat stuff that I’ve read could be harmful. I’m hungry a lot of the time, but that’s not new. PoNS makes me especially “hangry”, but I can’t just grab a snack from the cupboard because usually that garbage snack had a bunch of crud in it I can’t have. Oliver’s first question for me with different foods is “are you allowed to have this?” It’s fine for him sometimes because I can’t have the things he loves (usually junk food). Neil and Oliver made these cookie dough brownies today that normally I would have destroyed, but seeing & smelling them actually repelled me. I was ok with that and I sat at the table eating my sad apple and coconut yogurt. Maybe that means I’m beyond the detox or something.
Well, I BLEW it. On the weekend we went out for pizza and I ate A LOT. Gluten, wheat, dairy, sugar, everything. It was so good, for like 10 minutes. Then I felt like crud. I started feeling a bit ill after I had three massive pieces. Quickly I had this really familiar thick feeling in my head. As if like my brain was throbbing? That horrible feeling I’ve had before where I feel like my head has been through a paint shaker. I often get migraines with weather changes, and tomorrow we have a big snowfall warning, but I don’t think that’s what it is. My head wasn’t sore, it felt full of sludge and foggy. I think my brain was angry and pulsing.
I was about to eat the last two pieces because I guess I like suffering. If it went into the fridge neither Neil or Oliver would have eaten it because it had pepperoni! 🤷🏻♀️ When I looked at it on the plate I couldn’t bring myself to eat it. I’m not so sure if that would be the case if I had it again fresh in front of me.