I'd begin the day with a green smoothie in the morning, a salad for lunch with a couple of pieces of Ezekiel sprouted-grain bread, and a burrito with black beans and fresh vegetables or some type of vegan cooked-food dinner. Eventually, my smoothies got larger, my salads got bigger, and the sprouted grain bread went form two slices to one slice to raw flax and sprouted-seed crackers. I ate energy bars labeled "raw" like lara bars and Organic Food Bars.
Chart taken from the site: http://www.momssoapbox.com/fad-diet-food-combining/
Lipid panel: This is a group of simple blood tests that reveal important information about the types, amount and distribution of the various types of fats (lipids) in the bloodstream.
Complete Blood Count(CBC's): Used as a broad screening test to check for such disorders as anemia, infection, and many other diseases. It is actually a panel of tests that examines different parts of the blood.
Fluids and Electrolytes: Includes Chloride, Serum, Potassium, Sodium, Serum, and Carbon Dioxide
Thyroid Panel w/TSH: Includes T-3 Uptake, T4, T7, TSH
Liver Panel: Includes Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, Alanine Transaminase (ALT) (SGPT), Aspartate Transaminase (AST) (SGOT), Bilirubin, Total, Bilirubin, Direct, Protein, Total
Kidney Panel: Includes Albumin, Calcium, Carbon dioxide, Chloride, Creatinine, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, BUN
Mineral and Bone: Iron, Total, Calcium, and Phosphorus
I've been meaning to get my blood work done for awhile now in order to see the areas of health I need to really focus on and where my deficiencies/weakness are in terms of minerals, organ and hormonal function, and B12 levels, etc.
Ok, my last words and then I'll shut up for awhile:
The raw food diet hasn't been a complete failure by a long shot. My digestion has suffered, yes. My acne has increased, yes. But I haven't gotten ill since I started this journey other than during times of cleansing and detox, which says A LOT in terms of my immune system. I didn't get a flu shot last year for the first time in probably ten years and I have had no issues - no cough or cold, no aches and pains (other than headaches during my "toxic fever" episode). So what does that tell you?
Check back soon to read about my progress with BED and my results from directlabs.com. I'm hoping to get a travel post up next week detailing my trip back to Hood River, Oregon.