News about Nathan and Heather Straz

Monday, 12 March, 2007
I want a cupcake!
by heather

I've been reading that certain foods can increase pain. I decided to cut some of the common foods that can make pain worse. My plan is to try it for a couple months, then slowly add things one at a time to see if I notice it making my pain worse. The following foods are on my list to stay away from:

  • Refined Sugar
  • White flour
  • Milk
  • Caffeine
  • White rice
  • Gluten

I've followed this for 9 days now. I stopped coffee cold turkey and it went surprisingly well. I've switched to green tea for my morning pick-me-up. It has been pretty easy to stick to this for breakfast and lunch. Dinner is a bit harder. The hardest though, is staying away from sweets. I'm eating lots of fruit, so I'm getting plenty of 'natural sugar', but its not the same as a cupcake. I keep bringing up the cupcake, because I just baked some to take to a friend who just had a baby. Its really hard to sit here and not eat one!


kathy grover said on Mar 18 at 11:37 a.m.:

Wow! Heather the brace looks so uncomfortable. Glad to read you are giving up some food items. I know for myself that caffeine is a problem for me. Any drinks with caffeine or chocolate causes me problems. Hope this food give up will bring some help.