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I burnt the bread!

My new life: Lyme, Gluten and Sugar... 
Sep. 23, 2010 12:59 pm 
Updated: Sep. 23, 2010 6:32 pm
It's been a long time since I've blogged a recipe.  Mostly because of summer festivities, and also because I was recently diagnosed with Lyme Disease.  Crazy, I know.  But yes I was bitten by a tick while hiking in Big Sur, CA. 

So, back to the diet.  My doc has told me no sugar and no gluten.  Say what?  But that's all I eat! I love pasta and candy!  It's been an adjustment, but I HAVE to do this.  There's no other option if I want to heal.  I am not 100% super strict, because I don't have celiac, (I'm just putting that out there so that I don't get a bunch of posts from people telling me I'm doing it wrong.)  I also realize that there is residual sugar in a lot of everyday foods, (again, I'm not 100%, just doing the best I can.  If I can keep my total sugar consumption under 10grams in 24hours, I'm doing pretty good!)

The hardest part of this whole thing is finding gluten AND sugar free.  It's nearly impossible in pre-packaged foods, so I need to cook everything myself so that I can control ingredients.

Today I'm going to attempt gluten free, sugar free pumpkin bread.  I am soooooooo excited, that you don't even know.  I have been eating raw veggies, eggs and cheese for two weeks.  This is a huge treat! 
p.s.  I am open to new recipes!
Sep. 23, 2010 1:32 pm
Welcome back, Marcil! You nailed me before I could say, "Celiac"! If possible, could you include some of your experience with Lyme Disease? Around here, it has been affecting mostly horses but a few people have been infected.
Sep. 23, 2010 3:23 pm
Wow. I've never known anyone with Lyme Disease. I hope you heal quickly and fully. I'd also love to hear your experiences.
Sep. 23, 2010 4:11 pm
Wow....sounds like a cooking challenge! I wonder if you would be able to adapt diabetic recipes to GF...maybe that would be easiest?
Sep. 23, 2010 6:28 pm
Thanks everyone. I made the pumpkin bread today and it was so good. Although, I really need to watch my residual sugar intake. I can certainly share my experience. I will add little bits here and there. The Lyme bacteria, spirochetes, thrive on sugar, so I am basically trying to starve them while I am also being treated with antibiotics. I am on antibiotic pills for now, but will likely go to IV for at least 1 year of treatment. It happened overnight for me. I woke up one morning with a sore toe, which spread to all of my joints until I was unable to walk. I am in week 8 or 9 now. I still have the arthritic symptoms, but I'm able to walk, and I'm back to work (yeah!)
Sep. 23, 2010 6:32 pm
I forgot to add that it's common for people with Lyme to develop gluten sensitivity, that is why the no gluten. It's pre-emptive. Hi Jenwee, yes that's what I'm looking at now is diabetic recipes, products, to help me! :-)
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I'm married with 3 children. I live on 7 acres with chickens, goats, and dogs. Being a city girl and living and traveling all over the world, this lifestyle is a new adventure for me. I'm an RN and I work at the local hospital in town. I love my job, and love my community! UPDATE: We have just recently relocated to the south! My husband was relocated to Marietta, GA. We are now in the suburbs, and I am embracing our new lifestyle with open arms!
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I recently had to go Gluten Free and low sugar. This is actually a good thing for my cooking progression! I no longer buy any processed or packaged products. I make just about everything from scratch! I love soups and international foods! I absolutely love experimenting with spices and fresh herbs.
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I enjoy cooking with family and friends. I always give my kids jobs in the kitchen, it helps me and also helps them learn how to chop, dice, zest, puree, braise, etc... And nothing is more fun than having a friend visit, and cooking a meal together while we drink wine, and catch up on lost time!
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Creating my own recipes! I recently started doing this. I will research a food, look at several other recipes, and combine and moderate to my own taste. Check out my recipe box to see some!
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There have been so many. The family joke is my burnt bread. I burn the rolls/bread for every Christmas and Thanksgiving!!! My friend and I made our first T-giving turkey and left the plastic bag-o-guts in the turkey! And of course, there's the time that I mistakently added 1 cup of salt instead of sugar in a cookie recipe!
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