Throwing a little nightshade

I don’t really have a favorite NFL team though if I had to pick one it would be the bucs because I live in Tampa Bay and I believe you should support the home team.  I also don’t really follow the NFL all that much because I don’t find nearly as exciting as college football but what I do find impressive it some of the workouts and diets of the players.

healthy food

This week there has been a lot of talk regarding Tom Brady and his excellent conditioning and how at 39 years old many football players would be retiring but Tom Brady is at the top of this game and he attributes it to his strict diet.  So naturally I was intrigued.

Did you know that at 25 years old Tom Brady was in pain all the time?  I mean like, ALL the time.  By changing his diet, he changed his life.  If you’re curious as to just what Tom Brady eats, go here to find out.  I was surprised.  I felt like I was reading one of the diets in the Hashimoto’s forum I follow.

Interesting.

Mr. Brady doesn’t eat tomatoes.  In fact, he doesn’t eat any nightshades at all because they can cause inflammation.  Now, I know this because I have an autoimmune disease so I read a lot about different foods and diets but I wonder why Mr. Tom Brady doesn’t eat nightshades or refined sugar or dairy or white flour.

duh gawh

Well of course, because he wants to play football until he’s like, fifty!  Good for you Mr. Brady, you probably will.

Here’s what I have a hard time with though.  Tom Brady’s diet is very similar to mine.  Except organic.  I don’t always do organic.  Except when I can.  And that means when my budget is okay with it, and by that I mean, when I do the shopping by myself and MacGyver doesn’t see the bill.  (And even then only if it’s affordable because I still won’t pay a ridiculous amount of money for organic when I can just wash it.)  See:  I’d rather eat than starve.

Also, I cook with olive oil and coconut oil and I do eat dairy although I don’t eat soy and I don’t eat nightshades at all.   Sadly, I do not have a chef, unless you count MacGyver but his foot has been giving him trouble for the past few months so he’s been on leave.  I’ve thought about asking him to let me hire a chef but I think I’d have better luck asking for organic meat and even then I’d have to be asking for it as birthday or anniversary present!

I guess what I’m trying to say is I hope people don’t shy away from such a healthy diet because it’s so strict.  You don’t have to be so strict, I still indulge in a cup of coffee or three on occasion daily.  And I hope they don’t avoid it because they’re intimidated by the words organic and chef.  Those two things are wonderful and while we’d all love them, they aren’t entirely necessary.

Do you find athletes diets interesting?

On a scale of 1-10 how healthy is your diet? 

WTF Wednesday – G Day

So yesterday was…

G Day

I am going to be really honest and admit right up front that I did not have high hopes.  I mean, I didn’t go in all negative either, but let’s face it, I’m not batting 1,000 in the medical arena so to say I was expecting miracles was putting it mildly, I was just hoping the doctor was more than  competent, if even only slightly so.

While sitting in the waiting room, my mom and I overheard the receptionist on the phone requesting medical records.  She stated that it was her third request in the last six weeks.  She then went on to say that she didn’t feel she was rushing them at all especially since they had referred the patient and expedited the request.  And then she said she’d prefer they fax the records because the patient was in the lobby and she said the name but I already knew because the medical Gods hate me.

I just looked over at my mom and shook my head….

I believe it

It was my name.  Of course.

The nurse came in and took my vitals and asked me the basic questions.  I gave her basic answers.  And then the Doctor came in.  He seemed like a nice enough guy.  I told him why I was there, showed him the records that fortunately I had brought with me, and then I told him all of the things that have been going on, the tests that I have already had, and have not had.  I may have also mentioned that I was a little miffed with the medical industry lately and their lack of compassion for patients.   And me in general.

Anyway, he spent about a half hour with me going over my various complaints and ordered a ton of blood tests and an x-ray, both of which I will have to schedule at a different facility because, insurance, so we will follow up after the results of those and go from there.  He said it wasn’t necessary for me to start eating gluten again because if I felt better without it, then I shouldn’t eat it.  No big revelations but who knows what we’ll find out from the tests, maybe something, maybe not?  Maybe more tests, only time will tell.  I mean, how many digestive diseases can there be anyway?

digestive diseases

How long can it possibly take to get through all of these?

This morning, I ran 5 more miles.  It felt pretty damn good after taking yesterday off.  And Pokemon Go decided to treat me to a Halloween treat and throw in some ghostly pokemon today.  I even got two new ones today, a Marowak and a Gengar.  I almost tripped over a curb when they showed up!  I’ve never even heard of Marowak before so if you’re one of the four people that still play Pokemon Go, this week is a good time to play!  WTF, it’s Wednesday, what else have you got to do?

What are you doing for Halloween?  Have you gotten a costume?