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kaygato added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking TipsWhat Are The Healthiest Grains?I'm planning on trying a low to no grain diet, something like the south beach diet. I'm already gluten free but want to lose some weight and eat less starch and sugar.
I've heard of people on grain free diets still eating quinoa, millet, buckwheat, and brown rice. I've also heard amaranth talked about in this way too.
My question is what are the healthiest/most nutritious grains? Obviously I wouldn't have anything with gluten, and I'd also exclude oatmeal, corn, white rice, and potato. So are the grains I mentioned earlier actually better for you than other grains?
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kaygato added a topic in Other Food Intolerance and Leaky Gut IssuesTrying Candida/scd Type DietSo I've been wanting to lose weight, and this type of diet seems like it would help. I'm also doing it as an experiment to see if it'll help with my lingering depression and brain fog. I'm planning on doing it for at least a month. Anyone have tips for me? I'll probably be back to complain when the cravings hit.
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kaygato added a topic in Super Sensitive Celiacs & Gluten SensitiveCross-Contamination ConsiderationsI've been on the gluten free diet for about 3 months and I'm not feeling that much better. I'm avoiding a couple other things as well (I'm on a doctor prescribed elimination diet), but am especially concerned about the gluten. I know from the enterolabs test that I'm sensitive.
I haven't bothered to think of cross contamination a lot because just sticking to the diet has been enough of a challenge. I guess considering my antibodies to gliadin weren't that high and I don't have clear symptoms when I eat gluten, that I have a hard time believing I really need to be that careful.
As an example, would dipping a gluten free communion wafer into a glass of wine that has breadcrumbs in it be a no-no? I've found a substitute for the bread, but I hadn't thought about the wine.
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kaygato added a topic in Other Food Intolerance and Leaky Gut IssuesSign Petition For Chipotle To Stop Using Soybean OilI found this petition at gopetition.com that was started last April. It looks credible to me, but so far has only 122 signatures. It ptitions Chipotle Grill to eliminate soy products, including soybean oil, from all of its food products. Please sign it so Chipotle might become be more like its slogan- "food with integrity". And pass this along to anyone who might be interested in signing it.
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kaygato added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsGluten In Medications?Is this a problem? My parents think I'm overreacting and its "such a small amount". Also what do you do if you get generic and the manufacturer changes often when you go to refill it? Thanks for the help!
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kaygato added a topic in Other Food Intolerance and Leaky Gut IssuesHelp Me Decide Whether I Should Eat Eggs Or NotI'm on an elimination diet reccommended by a holistic doctor. It was by elisa labs and I reacted to a lot of foods. I'll admit I've slacked off in some areas (I've had a few things that contained soy, corn, and egg) because I though gluten dairy was more of my problem.
Anyway, I've already cheated and had eggs several times and I'm feeling like allowing myself to have them will help me stick to the rest of my diet. Part of my issue is they're in basically every baking recipe, and I worry that using an egg substitute won't taste as good. My mother suggested I use egg whites, but I don't know if that's a good idea since I reacted to the yolk. I also worry that a friend or family member will bake something for me, and will forget that I can't have eggs. Gluten and dairy seem easier for someone to remember than eggs.
Can anyone help me? Am I just being stupid and sabotaging my diet?
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kaygato added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsNew To Celiac, Can I Have Oats?I most likely don't have celiac, but testing says I'm sensitive to it so I started an elimination diet 4 days ago. I also was sensitive to a lot of other foods, most notably yeast, dairy, soy, egg yolk, and a couple veggies, nuts, and most seafood.
Anyway, I've been lurking around the forums for the past couple months, and I've seen conflicting opinions on oats. A lot of people said there was high risk of cross contamination with wheat, but that certified gluten free oats should be ok. Since I'm just starting to go gluten free and really want to see if it makes me feel better, I'd like to avoid gluten as much as possible. I feel like it would be best to stop eating oats, because I'm scared of cross-contamination and the effect it could have on the results.
Anyway, most of you have more experience than me, so what do you think about oats? Also, what are the main causes of cross-contamination, and what products should make me suspicious?
And one last question, can cross contamination interfere with the results of an elimination diet and keep me from feeling improvement on the diet?
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kaygato added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithWhen Should I Expect To See Improvement?I'm avoiding gluten along with dairy, and several other things I tested as sensitive too. I'm doing an elimination diet so after several months I'll challenge myself with these food, one at a time, to see if I can tolerate them. My doctor said I'd most likely not tolerate gluten and yeast, and probably dairy based on my results.
My reasons for looking into food intolerances were neurological symptoms, mainly. Brain fog, depression, feeling spaced out... when do you think I might start seeing improvement? I've been on this diet for only 4 days, but I don't feel much improvement yet.
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kaygato added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithNew To Gluten Free/allergen Free Diet...please HelpWell I posted several months ago wondering if I had a gluten intolerance because of a miriad of symptoms I have. I recently went to a holistic medical center and had a bunch of tests done, which included food sensitivities. It was IgG and done by Alletess Medical Laboratory. Turns out I'm sensitive to a lot of things.
barley, green beans, pinto beans, bran, cantaloupe, cashew, cow's milk and all dairy, clam, corn, crab, egg yolk, garlic, gluten, haddock, lobster, malt, peanut, pineapple, rye, shrimp, soybean, swordfish, black walnuts, wheat, baker's and brewer's yeast, and yogurt
Anyway, I've been trying my best to avoid these foods since I got the results on Friday, but I know I've probably messed up a few times. I ate some chips that had corn oil as an ingredient, and when I went out to eat with a friend I had french fries and an asian dish with a sauce (and I had no idea what was in the sauce).
I'm going to call the company who did my test, since I can call their nutritionist and ask questions for free, but I thought I'd ask here as well. It mentions in a booklet from the laboratory that I can't have cane sugar or honey because they contribute to yeast overgrowth. Well I thought I was just sensitive to yeast, but it appears I have candida. What is the difference between yeast sensitivity and having candida?
And does that mean I can't have any foods with added sugar, just those that contain sugar naturally? I have a sweet tooth, so I'm hoping that in a couple months I'll be able to have some sugar or honey again.
I also understand that I probably won't react to all the foods I tested as sensitive too. My doctor said I'd just have to avoid some of the foods for 3 months, some for 4, and some for 5, before adding it back and seeing if I have a reaction.
Forgive me for my rambling on, I'm feeling very stressed right now. I just want somebody to explain the yeast sensitivity/candida thing, and give me insight into elimination diets.
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