Thursday, May 28, 2015


Soooooo, I possibly shouldn't have tried to lose weight while oxalate dumping, because now I've hit a dilemma: are my mast cells freaking out because I'm lowering oxalates too fast, or because I'm losing weight?

Both of these things seem to trigger them (if my speculation about the oxalates is right). I know that I have to increase exercise levels really, really slowly or it sets off mast cell degranulation. About 1-2 minutes more each day, when things are reactive - it can take me up to nearly 2 months to increase walking time to an hour a day, if I'm stupid and stop exercising for a while (VERY motivating not to be stupid!).

Friday, May 22, 2015

Back in the Elimination Diet Saddle Again

This is how it goes.

I find out I have a disease, a disorder, an intolerance. And then I think the following thing, "So that's what the problem was! That's what was causing all this pain/brain fog/fatigue/itching. Now it makes sense, phew. Now I'll finally feel better."

I go through a research-a-holic stage for a few days. And then I am on the diet and usually it's tricky at first. I make mistakes, or what seem like mistakes. I feel better in some ways, but not better in others.

And eventually, I'll start to think that maybe, just maybe, there's something more going on. I'll start to subconsciously watch for when I don't feel well, to see if there's any correlations I can find. I'll start to eye other conditions and problems that people mention in passing on forums for those with my condition.

And the thought will eventually pop up: that kind of sounds like the same problem I'm still having.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Watermelon- Mint Salad

This turned out amazing - a nice, cool treat for summertime, and super easy. Pictures will come, as usual, when the camera is behaving.

Watermelon-Mint Salad