Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Back in early January I started the anti-yeast diet for what I thought would be two weeks. I'm still on it two months later and intend to stay on it for as long as I can.

It is the best diet I've done in my life. As soon as I started, I was sleeping nine and ten hour per day, which, given my chronic battles with insomnia, felt like manna from heaven. But the best part was what it did for my concentration.

Brain fog was one of those things I didn't know I had until it was gone. I never had the outsized brain fog I've read about-- forgetting words, losing my way when driving, etc. But I did have times when I just couldn't concentrate very well. Even though most of my physical energy had returned to me, it was hard to keep working (writing) throughout the day because my thoughts would get slow and mushy at times.

That is gone on the anti-yeast diet. And so, despite a few difficult days in the middle (more on that in the next post) I'm sticking with it.