I am feeling very very grateful to have been introduced to Provocation Neutralizaion (PN) – I think it’s possible my days of depression are over. I’m realizing though that my days of testing food against these drops are probably over too though. A couple days ago I tested all day long, eating food after food that typically cranks my immune system – and shutting it down again with the serotonin dilution drops. And right now I’m not depressed and my tongue isn’t swollen (Hallelujah) but I have a cold and a mild eye infection. In other words, keeping my immune system busy with my diet is not going to be a good idea long term because it opens me up to infections and other health problems. I’m still going to have to find a way to eat that doesn’t cause an allergic response in the first place.
Fortunately I know how to eat to avoid the high serotonin and subsequent immune system jacking (thank you, Ray Peat). The bad news is, I don’t know how to eat in a healthful manner that doesn’t pile on more and more pounds. Since I’ve introduced sugars back into my diet I’ve gained 5 pounds – added to the 50 I already needed to lose. Feeling kind of corpulent. I don’t want that trend to continue. I was really excited to be able to eat fruits and veggies that fill me up without a high calorie load, but I’m not sure it’s a great idea to do that all day every day.
So I’m looking at PN as a blessing – a way to avoid the depression and hopefully a way to bring down my inflammation and reduce health problems secondary to the inflammation (hyperglycemia, hypertension). As far as knowing what’s best for me to eat at this point – still a work in progress. With less fatigue, I can exercise though. Maybe lots of low-fat dairy and walking will be in my future.