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Healthy Living in a Toxic World, Issue #15
February 02, 2016
A Low Carb Paleo Diet Helps Relieve Symptoms of Toxic Mold Syndrome
If you have been exposed to toxic mold you know how important it is to stick to a low carb diet in order to feel better.
If you don't know this then let me tell you.
In my many years of counseling patients exposed to toxic mold, one thing has remained a constant fact. That fact is that if you have been exposed to toxic mold, a low carb diet is essential to felling better.
Many people exposed to toxic mold discover this by trial and error. They simply notice that when they eat sugar or grains they just don't feel very good.
When I was severely ill from toxic mold exposure that's what worked for me. Through trial and error I hit upon this diet which helped relieve some of the horrible symptoms I was experiencing. One of the symptoms I had was the feeling that I was going to pass out all day long. My motivation to find something to relieve this almost unbearable symptom was very, very strong. I researched different diets and then experimented them on myself. The only things that helped relieve the passing out sensation was lots of raw foods and very low carbs. If I ate sugar, everything got worse.
Since my experience, I have found out that most people exposed to toxic mold and suffering symptoms have similar good results with this diet. Most toxic mold sufferers feel worse upon eating sugar and feel better when they try to incorporate more raw foods in their diet.
The raw food low carb diet I recommend can be found in my book.
But generally, the diet is as follows:
Avoid all sources of sugar including honey, maple syrup, sodas, candy, fruit juices (except fresh squeezed),and turbinado sugar.
Eat plenty of fresh raw vegetables especially greens like kale, collards, spinach, parsley and mustard greens.
Other veggies that are good raw are carrots, celery, brocolli, cabbage (cole slaw), and asparagus.
Raw uncooked(not canned) but fresh fruits like green apples, grapefruit, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are low carb and acceptable on this diet while detoxing.
By the way, just in case you are wondering, once you fully detox you will not need to be on such a strict diet. For example, I can now eat any fruit without feeling worse and even sugar containing foods do not bother me like they used to. I still try to avoid sugar as much as possible but if I do eat it, I feel fine.
Other foods that are raw are soft boiled eggs (boiled 3 minutes) or sunny side up eggs, salmon sushi and steak on the rare side. These helped me too (especially the rare steak which I hate to admit because I used to be vegetarian). Raw foods do carry some risk of causing food born illness, so although this is what I did, I don't really recommend it for that reason.
Also, nuts and seeds are something that are acceptable on this diet especially raw, preferably organic. Any kind of nut is OK just be careful if eaten in excess they are high in fat, which is the good fat, but still high in calories, so they can cause weight gain.
THE PALEO DIET
So, to help you with this low carb diet, I present to you, the paleo diet.
The paleo diet consists of meats, fish, poultry, eggs, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruits and healthy oils. The paleo diet does not include grains, sugars, junk food, and dairy products.
Many people who follow a paleo diet report feeling a lot better overall with more energy and relief of chronic pains.
Check out the following 6 Paleo Books that will help you learn how to eat the paleo way, with easy fast recipes.
WISHING YOU GOOD HEALTH,
Dr. Mary Ray DO
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