So I have decided that I’m going to give Gary Kaufmans “Phase One” diet a try and see what happens. I am going to follow it to the letter, including all of the anti-fungal herbs and supplements that he recommends in his books. And you get to follow along on my journey of pain and suffering whether you like it or not. If have no idea what I’m talking about READ THIS first.
My Symptoms to Start:
- Constantly and wildly fluctuating hormone levels
- Hair Loss
- Sinus congestion
- Alternating Anxiety and Depression (are we having fun yet?)
- Brain Fog
- Bloated Abdomen
- Fierce Chocolate Cravings
We are about to find out if any of this is caused by a systemic fungal infection or if I am just a hypochondriac 🙂
Eat ONLY the Following Foods
Beef, Fish, Poultry, Lamb, Turkey, Pork
Raw nuts, including pecans, almonds, walnuts, cashews, and pumpkin seeds. Stored Nuts tend to gather mold, so be careful!
No Peanuts and No Pistachio’s
Most fresh, unblemished vegetables and freshly made vegetable juice. (avoid mushrooms, corn, and potatoes)
Bottled or filtered water, non-fruity herbal teas, stevia sweetened fresh lemonade or limeade, freshly squeezed carrot juice.
Berries, grapefruit, lemon, lime, green apples, avocado, fresh coconut
Organic butter, organic plain yogurt, ( use the following very sparingly) cream cheese, unsweetened whipping cream, real sour cream
Apple cider vinegar
Olive, grape, flax-seed, cold pressed virgin coconut oil.
According to www.knowthecause.com:
PHASE ONE DIET
“This diet minimizes fungal food, because it minimizes sugars that fungi require in order to grow. Ask your doctor about experimenting with this diet for 30 days and monitor your results. Many people keep a dietary log each day and share this with their doctor upon their next visit. Often, people begin to challenge this diet, wanting back some of the foods they miss, after achieving good results within a month or two. Most find that their symptoms begin coming back as they go back to their regular diets. This indicates that the fungi were successfully starved, but perhaps not eradicated. Many people, after reading our recipe books, realize that there are hundreds of wholesome and delicious recipes on this phase one diet. With their symptoms much better and their diets now getting more exciting, this diet becomes the genesis of their health program.”
Ok Doug, we’ll see! I’ll share my arsenal of anti-fungal drugs and start on new recipes tomorrow. I’m scared! Did you notice the complete lack of cookies on this program? No cookies! Holy Crap! Wish me luck.