Category Archives: The Diet

The MAOI Patch and the Tyramine Diet

When MAOI Inhibitors were introduced as the first antidepressants in the early 50’s, they came in pill form. The pills were processed in part by the liver and this caused severe side effects in people who had ingested food containing … Continue reading

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Sentenced to boredom. Now what?

Today an otolaryngologist informed me that acid reflux is the irritant that’s underneath me clearing my throat incessantly for the last thirty or forty years. There’s nothing else wrong with my throat. Just this one irritated part. I told the … Continue reading

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Potential Guidelines for Menu Planning

Ornishspectrum Ornish’s rating of foods, good to bad Category 5 is the really bad stuff. It includes these items that figure in our diet: Cheese, butter.¬†Deviled eggs, egg yolks Uta’s vegetarian, but I’ve been known to eat: Bacon, Beef, Bison, … Continue reading

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Downer

Damn. I mistook a blip for a new level. My weight’s not 161, it’s 165. It’s crazy how a little measuring device, my bathroom scale, can jerk my emotions around. I’ll keep eating my morning yoghurt and berries, but it’s … Continue reading

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Lipid Panel

The Berkeley Diet enabled me to maintain my weight while traveling and consuming restaurant meals for months. Also, my cholesterol levels are looking good:

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Hiatus

The Berkeley Diet is going on a break. The eating regimen failed to work. How much of this is attributable to eating in restaurants because we were spending the month away from home in a cottage in Carmel, I don’t … Continue reading

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Why it the scale going up?

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Ch-ch-changes

Uh-oh. I started writing this blog a scant three months ago. I just realized that 3 out of the 5 images in the header are foods I have cut out of my diet. I may have to re-think this thing.

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Making do

After a typical breakfast, cereal if I remember, I headed to Pebble for the Concours. Asian salad for lunch. Rather than pour the dressing over it, I dip the tines of the fork in it to get the taste. No, … Continue reading

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Just another day in paradise

Bums in San Francisco sometimes display a sign “Just another day in paradise.” If I were into using signs to express my mood, on a day like today I might just join them. The cupboard was bare this morning, so … Continue reading

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