This article is about the acid alkaline diet. Today I want to talk about three common myths about the alkaline diet. The reason I get steamed up about these myths is that they can easily discourage you from trying this diet, which in turn means that you can miss out on the exciting benefits of this nutritional approach. My goal is to help you make a sound decision by correcting the myths and providing you instead with sound nutritional information.
Week 24: Feeling great. This pregnancy thing is no big deal. Looking forward to our babymoon at the beach and getting to wear my new maternity swimsuit.
Have you ever noticed that the source of these statistics is strangely missing, or you cannot find the report they came from? If you can find the report, you are likely to discover it was published in a journal so obscure it’s read by two people – one being the person who wrote it, and the other being a PR person for a health insurance company. Or, worse yet, the cross-section of people surveyed who make up the numbers for the statistic is so narrow that the results are obviously skewed to suit a specific interested party (that would be the health insurance sector once again). Then do you ever wonder how that tiny piece of skewed information ever was deemed newsworthy? What if it was pitched to a media person who holds heavy investments in a pharmaceutical company or the healthcare sector?
Week 30: Not feeling so great anymore. Instead I feel more like a penguin. Everywhere I walk I waddle with my stomach out in front. Also, my hips feel incredibly loose – especially in the mornings when I get out of bed.
My doctor started me out on 10-milligram doses for the first three weeks. After the second day, I felt great. However, I was taking the Lexapro at night right before bed, and it was causing me to fall asleep around 1400 hours every day. For some people, this wouldn’t be a problem, but there was no way I could take an afternoon nap every day at work. Then, by the time I got home from work around 1730 every day, I would sit down on the couch to watch the evening Costa Blanca Events. I’d be asleep within five minutes, and not wake up until the next morning, leaving my spouse to care for our young children alone. Since that never happened to me before I went on Lexapro, and I knew I wasn’t pregnant, I decided to ask my doctor about it. So, during the second week of treatment, I made an appointment to see my doctor.
Week 32: Heartburn is my enemy. I’m trying to follow all the guidelines for helping heartburn like avoiding spicy food, citrus fruits, carbonated beverages, and greasy food (what can I eat?). Nothing is helping. I lay propped up in bed at night until I finally fall asleep sitting up. Then at about 2 in the morning I wake up with a stiff neck and am able to sleep on my side.
If you are dealing with depression, don’t hesitate to speak to your physician about it. It’s easier to straighten things out if you deal with issues when they first come up. And there is no shame in needing a little extra help from medication.