Stacy of Paleo Parents posted her experience with the 21-Day Sugar Detox this week and I was inspired – I identify with the feelings of inflammation and sluggishness, especially since recovering from a virus. So I joined one of her Facebook threads, commenting:
Thanks for sharing, Stacy! I’m going to do this too, starting tomorrow! I just bought my copy to get me re-focused in the next few weeks. I need a jump-start. Just recovered from a virus and everything seems to be bothering me – the inflammation is palpable. …And the (natural) sugars have been creeping back in too. Bone broth and probiotics alone just aren’t doing it.
It’s been a long time since I’ve felt this way without being glutened and I’m not sure what’s up. I speculate it’s the natural sugars that have been creeping back into my life with the winter holidays. While I’ve tried to leave it alone, that sugar is sneaky stuff!
So I decided to put it in writing – out in public where it becomes real.
No sneaky cheats, and I’m accountable to more than just my own conscience.
Eliminating sugar from my diet was the HARDEST part of my journey to health. Giving up grains and dairy was far easier. As a sugar addict, I had the dreaded Candida Albicans yeast sending messages to my brain to feed it. Once it’s embedded in the body, it has the potential to reestablish (overgrown) colonies. Coconut oil and Caprylic Acid were my secret weapons in the war against candida, and they will once again be my best friends.
But I know it’s more than just the candida. It’s the rediscovered love of sweetness and habit. I went for many months without a twinge of sugar love and I was happy. I want the happy back. The taste of sugar is not worth the inflammation in the joints, skin and insides. So here we go! I will be doing the Level 3 program with adjustments for autoimmunity, just like Stacy. No nightshades or egg whites, and minimal nut products.
I’ll keep you all posted on the progress. Wish me luck!