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Paleo diet to control fibromyalgia and stirfry recipe

22 May
Paleo diet to control fibromyalgia and stirfry recipe

Okay I’ve had these recipes stored in my brain and never have written them down before, so you might see a few  new recipes appear on the blog. 

In the last year I have gone strict Paleo and I have found that it has really helped with controlling my fibromyalgia. To sum it up I avoid all dairy (even butter and ghee), all grains including rice and quinoa, no legumes, I even have found that guar gum had been an issue because it is from legumes. So that pretty much eliminated anything coconut milk-based, which was what a disappointment because I LOVE coconut bliss ice cream. I also found there is only ONE almond milk that does NOT contain guar gum in it and that is the Pacific organic vanilla almond milk (believe me I searched All labels to find this one). 

I have found the Paleo diet had really turn everything around for me and I make sure to stick with it, no cheating.  I do recommend it for anybody who has autoimmune pain issues, it is the cleanest diet I have found. Also a side note tip to survive the paleo diet without coconut milk for your coffee, I use Liquid Stevia in the vanilla cream flavor to black coffee and it really makes it taste yummy. 

If you would like to hear more about how I put my fibromyalgia in REMISSION using the paleo diet please comment below. It’s not all 100% diet, I also have supplements I use that help as well. But I would say it’s 95% diet, and 5% exercise and supplements. That is not an exaggeration. Occasionally I will get a flare up, but that is usually when I eat out and the cooks got something wrong. I will also in another post give tips for how to eat out at restaurants, because I have found that my biggest challenge. 

Now on to the recipe! 

  
Paleo chicken sausage stir-fry

This isn’t really like a Chinese stir-fry, but more like a fresh American Thai stir-fry. I think you’ll like this recipe, it always is a staple in my house. I’ve tried it with carrots instead of celery and it’s not the best. So subbing veggies might give it a interesting twist. 

Ingredients: 
1 Tbs avocado oil
3 Aidells chicken apple sausage, chopped (Costco has best price)

1/2 Onion, chopped

1 cup red cabbage, chopped 

3 celery stalks, chopped 

Seasonings:

1/2 tsp Salt, 

1/2 tsp Garlic powder, 

1 Tbs cumin, 

1 tsp dried basil, 

1/4 tsp celery seed, (optional)

1/4 tsp Cajuns choice creole seasoning, (or any creole seasoning you can find, optional) 

1/4 tsp ground ginger.

1/2 tsp (or a few squirts) Worcestershire sauce

The Method:

I start by chopping the cabbage, onion, and celery first and then add it to a frying pan with a little bit of avocado oil. Then turn the heat on to medium heat and then I start chopping up the sausage to add to the mix and I let that cook until it’s almost halfway done, stirring occasionally (look at the cabbage and onions to tell how done they are). 

Then I add in my chopped mushrooms. Add the dry seasonings then stir. Then before it is done I add the worcestershire sauce. Make sure you do not over cool the veggies. The sausage is precooked so it’s ok if it’s not browned. 

Sometimes I add this to a paleo wrap (the coconut meat tortilla) to change it up a bit. (You can find them in the bread/bakery section at Whole Foods or Natural Grocers. 

I hope you try this super easy recipe and let me know how you like it! All spices were guesstimates since I just throw it all in the pan when I cook. 

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4 Comments

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Food and drink

 

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4 responses to “Paleo diet to control fibromyalgia and stirfry recipe

  1. Shell

    August 7, 2015 at 11:40 AM

    Hello,
    Thank you for spending the time to put together this wonderful site. I too have fibro, diagnosed one year ago although I’ve had it for as long as I can remember. I am encouraged that you are able to control your symptoms with nutrition.
    I recently started paleo a few days ago, and this may sound silly, but I was wondering when you started to see improvements? My main issues are pain, fatigue, and trouble concentrating.
    I don’t mind eating this way for life so it’s not that I plan on going back to bad habits. It’s just hope would really keep me going right now.
    Looking forward to hearing from you,
    Shell

     
    • jeni315

      August 7, 2015 at 12:05 PM

      Hi Shell!
      It’s good to hear that you are ready to take that extra step! It will take lots of dedication because the AutoImmune Paleo Diet is pretty strict (which is the one I have been following).
      For me I believe I started seeing progress within maybe 3 months. Because your body has to have time to heal. I will also write up a blog post this weekend of extra things I take supplement wise that help really well! (Hold me to that!) 😉
      The obvious to avoid on the paleo diet are; grains (corn, rice, quinoa, grasses like wheat grass, alfalfa, canola oil), dairy (eggs are ok just get organic so they don’t have the hormones), gluten (of course), legumes (lentils, cashews, peas, soy of any kind, beans of any kind).
      Some things you have to look out for on the Paleo Diet are those sneaky ingredients. Guar Gum (which is in almost everything, comes from a legume). Xantham Gum (which can come from corn, but not always), and white vinegar (which comes from grains).
      You have to read every label just about every time, on supplements too. Sometimes you may look at a label and then later you missed something….And you pay for it… The vinegar was one I had figured out recently when trying to find a mustard… Mayo has bad oils, and pickles have vinegar unless it’s in brine which is safe. Most the time you will have to make your own condiments. It’s time consuming, but saves frustration at the store.
      One thing I do if I “try” to eat out, I bring a business card with all my “no’s” written on it. Tell them to give it to the cook and see if they can make something for you. Sometimes they will make something yummy and sometimes they will treat you like you are wasting their time. It’s quite frustrating!!
      Sometimes I aim for English speaking (cuz that’s the only language I speak) Chinese or Thai restaurants and order steamed Chicken and veggies. Add salt and pepper and it’s actually really good. Just make sure they don’t use ANY oils!
      I hope these tips help! I will write more in a post because there is a lot stored in my brain that I need to write down for others.
      Good luck with your healing journey!
      ~Jeni

       
  2. Shell

    August 7, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    Hi Jeni,
    Thank you so much for the prompt response! You have given me some hope which is HUGE, as I’m sure you know. Fibro sucks lol.

    However, I am determined to beat this and move on with my life. Thank you again so much for getting back to me, and I will be sure to follow more of your story.

    Looking forward to learning more valuable information from you = )

    take care,
    Shell

     
    • jeni315

      August 7, 2015 at 2:42 PM

      I totally hear ya! Just today I went out to lunch to eat and I was about to have Worcestershire sauce on my ribs but thank goodness I read the label! First ingredient – white distilled vinegar. Fab… So I just put olive oil on them and it was good that way too. Even I am surprised by the things I used to eat everyday and now I realize that’s what caused a flare up…

       

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