Here is is! The diary you’ve all been waiting for. The food ideas have become easier as the week has gone on. I have lots of great stuff in mind for the coming week from making my own gluten free bread to yummy chicken rissoles. Stay tuned!
And why did he only look at my neck once when Iwas obviously in some pain? "The first time I did it, I did it because it was going to kickstart the whole detox process, and it was going to give it a bit of a boost. It's like giving somebody 10,000 milligrammes of vitamin C when they are about to get a cold."
How was he affected by Diana's death? "I was quite devastated," he says quietly. He starts blinking. "And you know I've kept my whole association with her very private. I've never tried to associate myself with her at all. " As a young man, he quit his medical degree course in India after three years, and it was Diana who encouraged him to return to complete it, so he had a conventional medical qualification behind him. It was as if she was leading him back to India.
Finally, I ask about the pills he prescribed as an alternative for Prozac. "5htp, hydroxytryptophan, an amino acid, which helps balance your serotonin and dopamine level, and Prozac is the chemical version of that," he says instantly. So why didn't he follow up on my Prozac withdrawal? "Two reasons: I didn't probe much more into the antidepressant side because it's a long-term condition with you, and you were doing this for three weeks and I didn't want to destabilise your whole medical system. If you would have been coming to do a whole long-term project with me to actually come off the Prozac, then I would have liaised with your GP, explained what I was going to do and then we would have taken you off it slowly." That's fine, but it doesn't really explain why he gave me the 5htp, which I took.
#soy sauce has gluten in it so you have to use Tamari (a gluten free soy sauce basically) which is the standard soy sauce in my cupboard anyway. A hangover from doing Dr Joshi the first time!
Foods to avoid • Fruit drinks such as orange, grapefruit and orange juice. • Alcohol, especially wine, champagne and beer. • All fruit (especially citrus) except ripe bananas. • Processed, fried and spicy foods, baked beans and pizza. • Low-and reduced-fat foods – these are usually loaded with sugar, carbs and chemicals. • Bread, pasta and other wheat and gluten products. • Dairy foods such as cheese, milk and butter. • Fizzy drinks, tonic water and carbonated flavoured water. • Nuts, except pine nuts and seeds. • Potatoes, aubergines, mushrooms, cucumbers, courgettes, tomatoes, peppers and avocados. • Red meat – lamb, beef, pork, ham, sausages. • Shellfish – prawns, mussels, crab, lobster and shrimps. • Sugar, sweets, chocolate, cakes, biscuits, croissants and muffins. • Tea and coffee, except green tea and herbal teas such as chamomile, rosehip and peppermint. • Tomato ketchup, vinegar, mustard, sauces and chutneys. • Yeast and yeast products (check the labels on food products such as soy sauce and pickles).