Miss Danielle's blog

Crohn's and Cows

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Fri, 07/11/2008 - 11:31am.

Snapshot of CBC's the National with cows and lab instruments in the backgroundIn 2001, the UK tightened hygiene protocols and lengthened pasteurization (heat-treatment times) on dairy farms. This was in response to scientific studies that suggests exposure to a bacterium called Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (MAP) (which is also called Johne's disease) may play some role in chronic illness, which causes abdominal pain, diarrhoea and fatigue.


Cheese please...please?

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Sun, 07/06/2008 - 1:41pm.

Ah cheese. I love cheese. Almost as much as bread. Mmmm, bread and cheese. See? It's so deliciously bad it's distracting me. Why is a woman with many intolerances talking about cheese? Mainly because I know for some people there may be exceptions to the can't-eat-it rule and I want to make sure people know about them. But don't send me angry emails for giving false hope if you are not the exception.


Everyone is Different

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Fri, 07/04/2008 - 9:53am.

I've said it numerous times, but thought it was worth mentioning again that each of us are different when it comes to food intolerances and what we can or cannot eat. Just as our personalities differ, so do our digestive tracts.


A Look at Local Health Mags

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Wed, 06/18/2008 - 8:54pm.

If you've been in a health food store, you've seen them stacked by the doors: piles of free health publications. During my most recent visit to a store here in Toronto, I decided to pick up three of said magazines. Generally speaking, I have a certain distaste for these things, but I like to keep up on what people are reading. This blog is about what I found.


Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Wed, 06/11/2008 - 11:34am.

Name the fast food chain, and I can guarantee they have a sign up that says "We are currently not serving tomatoes". I find this interesting because unlike our neighbours to the south, we don't have a salmonella problem with crops grown here in Canada (so far). Which brings me to today's rant.


Using Enzymes Therapeutically

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 11:55am.

I've been trying out the concept of using enzymes therapeutically which basically means between meals. I am using a protease blend which has peptizyde/DPP IV.


Recumbent Bike: Exercise Update

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Sun, 05/18/2008 - 9:01am.

Since January, I have been using a recumbent bike in an attempt to build my physical endurance, reduce my aches and lose some weight (you can see my original post here). It is now mid-May, and I thought I would update the curious on how it's going.


Experimenting with Enzymes: Battling Bloat - Week Three

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Thu, 04/10/2008 - 8:31am.

I've waited to post about this because I wanted an accurate account to report. For the last 3 weeks, I've incorporated digestive enzymes into my routine. Before I talk about it, let me preface the story with a little history.


God Bless Sardo Foods & Their Green Olives

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Mon, 03/24/2008 - 1:27pm.

Those of you who are super sensitive to lactic acid or even the smallest trace of molds, look away. Don't read this blog. It will only make you sad.

The rest of you, especially if you can tolerate naturally fermented foods, come sit by me and read about my newly added item on my personal 'friendly cheat' list.


Digestive Enzymes

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Tue, 03/18/2008 - 9:12am.

After years of reading about them, I've finally decided that I am going to give digestive enzymes a try in addition to my restrictive diet. Though it would be nice to believe enzymes could replace my diet, as some companies claim, I think it's a dangerous promise to rely on. So, as always, I enter into experimentation with skepticism and armed with knowledge.