The only change I have currently adopted is a wheat free - gluten free diet. This was necessary because of extremely itchy skin. I have been totally gluten-free for only a few months and have seen a big improvement.
I was starting to eat gluten free when I lived in Illinois and while traveling. Then I arrived at my job at Mesa Verde and I was eating the free or discounted pizzas, sandwiches, etc. that they offered to us during orientation and training and when we worked in the park.
I was frustrated with the itching and scratching and decided I had to go back to the gluten free diet. I do not believe I have Celiac disease and will not spend the money to be tested.
This one change has made a big difference. I no longer have itchy skin, no more scratching, no more marks on my skin. I could have chosen to go to a doctor and receive prescriptions (again) for cortisone and steroids and who knows what else. But long term use of these RX products will cause other health problems.
Did you know that a lot of shampoos and lotions and hair products contain wheat?
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Although I have not adopted a totally vegetarian diet, I do eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. I have read a lot about vegetarian, raw and Paleo diets.
How do you determine what is the best for you?
I don't think it is one size fits all.
There are unhealthy vegetarians eating processed fake foods just because they do not contain animal products.
I think the important thing is to reduce the amount of processed foods that we consume.
There are a lot of gluten free processed foods and I am trying stay away from them. I look at the package and see the high sodium and/or sugar grams and decide I don't need it.
Eat only real food. Not from a box or can. Reduce sodium.
Ok, I don't want to preach, because I don't know what is right or wrong.
I just wanted to share the link above for anyone that is suffering from Diabetes.