April 20, 2011

Finding my way.

I am working on finding my way around this candida diet I'm on. It is not easy when you cut out all sugars, including fruit, all white flour and bread what you are left with is healthy but a challenge. Many of the suggested food lists have a few conflicts. One MD written list suggested that decaf coffee wouldn't be a problem as long as  there was no sugar or dairy. I did treat myself to a stevia sweetened cup last night with just a touch of half and half. Oh yah. No dairy. Trader Joes has frozen brussel sprouts that are so yummy. Quinoa is really good and quick to cook and with a touch of butter is surprisingly good. When I'm not feeling crap I've been channeling my energy into making these...




Some of the new glazes have been used and I'm pleased as punch. I haven't felt much like making jewelry lately so I'm not forcing the issue and have been focusing on getting well. Slowly. Very slowly....

9 comments:

Sherry Smyth said...

I'm glad you've been able to find some time and energy to create -- these beads are gorgeous!

I know how difficult it is to give up certain things and find healthy alternatives. I gave up sugars (processed and fructose) for lent because they are such a bad habit for me. I've done it and it's been "easy" except that you don't realize how much of this stuff is in every day foods!!!

Keep going -- it sounds like you are finding some good alternatives, even when it seems like there is "nothing left" that you can eat! xo

Gaea said...

Hi Sherry!
You are so right! And it is in EVERYTHING! And it's horrible for us. I do feel so much better with out it and the flour. I feel like a fog is lifting. Thank you!

Beatnheart said...

Hoping that the diet leaves you feeling better. Yeah, no coffee would be a tough one. Yikes..

lynsey said...

Beautiful beads, and i hope you feel better soon

Janet said...

Ill be really glad for you when its all said and done; bc that is a very strict diet you are on to rid yourself of this. But your really eating super in the process. Beautiful beads Gaea!

somethingunique said...

Hi Gaea, glad your feeling better, but wow that sounds hard i give you a big blog hi five for the will power, those beads are geogeous as usual, i havn't been able to make anything with the set i won & purchaced my bacement flooded several times in the last month and my studio was torn apart i'm good to go now i have a very busy festival season coming up this summer> but while at the hockey school i help run i always bring a couple of ice cube trays of components to keep me busy in between game and 2 women picked out both sets of your beads as well as some of Mary's for me to make custom bracelets for them. They had a blast picking through designing there own bracelets for me to pu together> next week when i get paid i'm going to order several more sets> Take care of yourself ttfn L:)

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh I am on a diet too not as strict as yours but I dream about food LOL! Can you have soy??? Tofutti makes great products like soy cheese and soy cream cheese and Morning Start Farms makes a nice "sausage" you might be able to have.My kids have them in the morning on a whole wheat bun with regular cheese and can't tell it's not real sausage!

In other news that bird is YUMMY!!!

Gaea said...

I wish I could have soy! It's on the "no" list! Dang it! I loves me a tofutti cutie! I can have goat milk products but everything has to be with out sugar. I told Robert that I was going to do some experimental baking. I don't know how quinoa flour is to bake with....

Gaea said...

But thanks for the ideas though!