8290348 Questions (and Answers) About Previlean

Or nine. Nine questions is a lot isn’t it? This journey with Previlean has been extraordinary. I had a blood test and some panic that I was going to be dining on plates of air and then I got used to eating without feeling queasy. It had never dawned on me that food was giving me indigestion. I thought it was the piles of pills I take every day for RA. I’m a pharmaceutical dumping ground and it’s completely logical to assume that the pills were setting my esophogus on …

Previlean: I Learn Slowly

It’s been quite some time since I’ve been on the PreviLEAN plan. First I took the blood test, then I eliminated foods from my diet and then I (predictably) felt great. And then I did something else predictable. I ate everything in sight. I ate pasta with wheat flour, cake (more dairy, flour and sugar) and washed it all down with fruity drinks that I have no business drinking. In addition to having almost instantaneous heartburn I also spent the next 24 hours feeling stiff and store. It’s like a full …

PreviLean Update: Slow to Learn

PreviLean has been a bit of a miracle for me. I gave up all the foods I am sensitive to and haven’t had indigestion since day three. For the past few years I’ve taken a Prevacid a day, I’d (incorrectly) assumed the heartburn was because of the many medications I take for RA. I’ve also lost four pounds without eating less. So I’m establishing the fact the PreviLean has been good to me. The test seems to have been quite accurate, the counseling sessions with a nutritionist are amazing and …

#Previlean Chat: Wednesday July 18 10am PT

Plan on joining me and Anne-Marie Nichols for another Previlean chat. This week we will talk specifically about the ALCAT test, what it is, why we took it and food sensitivities. Anne-Marie took the test a few years ago and found it life changing. Also joining us will be the team from PreviMedica. Be sure to follow everyone on twitter: @JessicaGottlieb (me) @amnichols (Anne-Marie) @PreviMedica (the official PreviMedica twitter id) @AmyPieczarka (director of nutrition services) RSVP here with your name and twitter id for the second #PreviLean twitter chat on Wednesday July 18 …

PreviLean Chat… and I’m giving away things I can’t have anyhow :(

I took the ALCAT test a bit ago and the results came in Friday’s mail. Here’s a video of me opening them (and freaking out because I’m still not sure that a life without jalapeños is a life worth living). Part of the PreviLean package is nutritional counseling and quite often folks don’t start with their food plan/lifestyle change (it’s not a diet is it?) until after they’ve had their first counseling session. Mine is in a few hours and I’ve got two pages of questions. I don’t really know what a …