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Aug. 20th, 2010



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Is anyone still here? Anyone still following Dr. Asa's diet, or another anti-inflammatory diet? I fell off the wagon, so to speak, and I am feeling the effects of it, most definitely. So today I went on a bit of a grocery splurge to buy things for the diet. I didn't do a *perfect* job (some of the chicken sausage have pork casings and I think one thing has cane sugar), but it's definitely better than what I've been eating. I have pictures of my groceries so you can see what sorts of things I buy for the diet. As I cook them I'll try and take pictures so you can see how I like to prepare the ingredients. :)

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Dec. 18th, 2009

lucy, childhood


Hi there!

Would anybody be interested in starting Dr. Andrew's anti-inflammatory diet with me as my diet buddy? I'm easing into it starting tonight, and full-force by January 1st. I'm interested in swapping recipes and such, and also just having someone to be accountable to. =)

Apr. 20th, 2009


what about soy sauce?

Am I blind or is soy sauce ( pure and naturally fermented) not on either list? anyone know if we can have it?

it would really lift my stir-fries!

I am doing well, I have a lot of energy today and I think it's the diet!


Apr. 15th, 2009



dinner help :)

I often have days when I'd much prefer staying in bed than cooking. Don't we all? But in order to stay on the diet, I need to have meat and veggies every day, yes? One solution I've found is to cook up a bunch of meat when I do feel like cooking and have some energy, prep it however I'd like (browning ground beef, boiling or grilling chicken, etc), putting it in freezer bags in whatever size portions you typically use, labeling, and sticking in the freezer.

I was going to cook dinner tonight, but I realized that I'd forgotten some ingredients at the store, and definitely didn't want to go get fast food, so I pulled a small bag of browned ground beef out of the freezer. I quick-thawed it in a bowl of hot water (while still in the bag) while I was sauteeing the onions, then threw in the already cooked beef, seasonings, and mixed veggies.

Voila! Dinner!



mom helped me to get to the grocery store to shop for nice anti-inflammatory foods
nothing organic though, I don't have the money for it. I got

onion, tomatoes, zucchini,eggplant, garlic, ginger
minced beef
frozen raspberries
goat cheese both hard like chedder and feta
frozen fish, hoki and cod
MSG free stock cubes
maldon sea salt
green tea, honey, saccharin


cachews :D

I also went to work to hand in my doctors note on why I am home sick, went to the pharmacy and got medicine for the cats and my husband, I got a lot done!

I am bushed now but really really pleased, I have a lot of food that I like and is within the guidelines

I had eggs and butter, green tea and honey for breakfast
chicken, zuccini, onions muchrooms and butter for lunch
dinner will be turkey ( yeah) and roast peppers and zucchini, (+rice for the others )

x-posting this to my journal

Apr. 14th, 2009



meals today :)

2 eggs, boiled
1 cup of herbal tea

Greek marinated chicken
steamed (mixed) veggies with butter

~leftover Easter ham mixed with fresh pineapple

I'm also going to start taking my vitamins and supplements again today. :)


not on either list!

what do you do about foods that aren't on either list, ie neither approved nor non-approved ?

I like turnips and parsnips, but they aren't approved, but they don't seem to be forbidden either...

I'd like to roast them around a chicken... yummmmmmm



new start!


ok, now I am so really to get better, I am sick and tired (and sick and tired of it )

breakfast 2 hard boiled eggs, green tea and honey

lunch, I have some cooked chicken in the freezer, that and a mixed veggie fry with mushrooms and zucchini I think

dinner.... hummmm... something with beef anyway, I have some nice beef in the freezer....

I have figured out about how many points of protein and fats I need to eat per day to balance out at 1/3 about half and half as all the allowed veggies and fruits are free on our weightwatchers plan... it's just the honey I need to count and that is pretty cheap points wise and I only use about a teaspoon 2-3 times a day, that is about one point.
I eat 23 points but they are different then USA points


who is with me.?.. Cate?????

Apr. 8th, 2009



anti-inflammatory meal planning

Hi all, I'm slowly phasing back into the diet. DH and I have been eating some inflammatory foods lately and we've been feeling it. =\ I have a bunch of foods that need to be used up (that aren't on the diet, like pork and cow dairy products), so I'll be interspersing those throughout my meal plans, but I'll put an ~ in front of those things. :)

One thing I'd like to mention is that when I've been on the diet before, I wasn't getting the required amount of fat. In Dr. Andrews' book he says 1/3 protein, 1/3 carb (from veggies) and 1/3 fat -- that means adding a lot of fat into the diet! So I'm going to have to get creative - I'll let you know when I come up with some things besides nut butter, though nut butter IS really tasty, mmm. :)

Breakfast today - boiled eggs, some curry sprinkled on top
Lunch - beef with veggies (onions, mushrooms, celery, carrots, zucchini)
Dinner - baked fish (with ~olive oil) and veggies, undecided

Other breakfast ideas I have - eggs (scrambled, boiled, pan-fried, omelets), apples, strawberries, ~cheese

Lunch/dinner ideas - chicken (fried, roasted, maybe boiled), beef (hamburger patties, or loose and browned), fish (baked or pan-fried), ~pork chops, ~kielbasa - LOTS of veggies, usually with butter, mmm =D

I typically use lots of spices when I cook. My favorites are garlic, Italian seasoning, curry, and cayenne. Spices are quite anti-inflammatory, so use them to your heart's content! They are also excellent for improving blood circulation. If you buy a spice blend, be sure to check the ingredient list for monosodium glutamate (a neurotoxin) - it is available in the form of "Accent" and is often snuck into spice blends and prepared foods in the form of:
- spices
- natural flavors
- spice extractives
- yeast extractives
- whey isolate
- whey protein isolate
- hydrolized soy protein
- soy isolate
- soy protein isolate
- hydrolized vegetable protein
- monopotassium glutamate
- glutamic acid
- yeast food
- yeast extract glutamate
- textured protein
- autolized yeast extract
- sodium caseinate
- glutamate
- gelatin
- msg
- monsodium glutamate
...and lots more, unfortunately. So make sure to read labels! :)

Dec. 4th, 2008



easy beverage idea :)

It's probably getting cold where most of you are living. Me? I'm in Oregon, and it's been 50+ for the past several days. One of my terrible habits that I miss is flavored drinks like Sobe or lemonade or just about anything fruity. So! I decided to pour a tall glass of water, add some "True Lemon" to my desired level of lemony-ness and some agave for sweetener. It's delicious! And while it may not be *quite* as tasty as a Sobe, I still feel like I'm getting a treat, and I know I'm not putting lots of sugar into me. :)

Maybe this post should have waited until July, lol, but if you're wanting summer in December, this is your drink! =D

(note: Lemons are definitely allowed in Dr. Asa's diet, but fresh lemons are hard to get here, so I substituted. Use real lemons if they are available, so you won't be getting the extra additives.)

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