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Member Since 30 Jun 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 01 2012 05:14 AM

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In Topic: What Do You Do After Glutening?

01 November 2012 - 05:16 AM

My daughter discovered charcoal tabs (gluten-free) helped her greatly after she discovered a wait staff had brought a dish with gluten by mistake. She said she will keep them on hand forever now.

In Topic: Found Something For Inflammation

01 November 2012 - 05:14 AM

I will have to add this to my cabinet. Thanks for the tip.

In Topic: Anyone Recover From Chronic Insomnia After Going gluten-free?

01 November 2012 - 05:10 AM

I have not read all of the responses (im sorry) but wanted to say that I have been completely grain free for over a month now and I am amazed at how much deeper I am sleeping. I really needed the rest.

In Topic: A Freedom Diet? Im So Lost!

01 November 2012 - 05:08 AM

I did ask my doctor who explains that my intestine is so inflamed, upset, and over worked that he has me on what is a "modified Paleo" diet. NO GRAINS. He removed tropical fruit temporarily because of the high sugar content that is in fruits grown in a high heat situation. Oranges have much more sugar content than an apple. Since my intestine has been so injured by years of allergic response, and nerve damages from MS I have been sucking up the sugar, but leaving many good nutritiousness behind. They wanted me to do a "cave man" or "paleo" diet till it healed. After my gut has calmed tropical fruits will be added back in. It was just this last week that they called to say my inflammation markers are lower and its safe to TRY tropical stuff. Why no almond grain, yet I could have almond butter, and mechanical chewing of almonds is the same as flour no? He said that anytime you mechanically process (even hand grinding) causes heat, which destroys some of the nutrition in the product. They wanted me to have as high of a level of nutrition as possible. Its been longer than a a month. I am actually bumping that magic six weeks. I was actually not supposed to be eating raw/roasted nuts yet, but was permitted almond milk as a way to transition.

Since my daughter spoke of Paleo diets and I was able to explain myself more clearly I have a better understanding.

Thank you all for the replies. Having a name or a style of diet to research and look up is immensely helpful. I have found several good cook books and even some dessert books that I can start using 4 flours in a couple of weeks. Almond, coconut, tapioca and arrowroot starch. I am looking forward to some yummies.

I guess this goes beyond a gluten free diet as its completely grain/legume/soy free. I am also dairy free, but I can still have eggs. I was told I will be able to do some nuts but not others. Peanuts are high on the mold scale and will not be allowed, but walnuts, macadamia, almonds, pecans and such will. Things that are grown UP in a tree will be allowed, but nuts grown on or in the ground will not be. My gastro is so much better! my eczema is clearing nicely, my headaches have decreased, and my tummy is behaving better.

Thanks for the support. I am off to search for recipes.

In Topic: A Freedom Diet? Im So Lost!

20 October 2012 - 02:28 PM

Ok, um..wow. I came here hoping to find support, kindness, and maybe some recipes and talk with others who have been thru similar if not the same things. I must not be expressing myself well because I feel like each of my posts have been picked apart and inspected for holes in what my MD has asked me to do.

I dont know why I can have nut butter, but not nut flour. I dont know why I can have an apple, but not a pineapple. I dont know why I can have honey, but not sugar. I dont know why I can have whole almonds but not ground almonds. I dont have those answers, and I have asked for it to be explained over and over and over again, but my little cog fogged brain doesnt see why I can have nut milk, but not soy milk. yes, I understand that GMO is something all together different, as in its what is in the seed before it sprouts and becomes a plant.

I am lost, confused, sick, and wandering. I wanted support, help, understanding and hopefully encouragement from those who walked a fair mile in my shoes before me.

Thank you so much for all of the replies. This is frustrating, and difficult to explain as well as hearing from family members, neighbors, church members, and others that "just a taste wont hurt you...will it?" and the ever popular "wow, that is too much to do all at the same time" or the "I bet you can eat this, cause my sisters, neighbor married a guy who went to church with a man who was celiac." I am not celiac. All of my biopsies have come back negative. I do have leaky gut, an inflamed intestine, MS, as well as other inflammation conditions. my doctor seems to think that their specific recommendations and dietary restrictions will greatly improve not only my gastric functions, but my other conditions as well.

I am grateful for some local friends and family that do understand that this is what I was handed, and like it or not, understand it or not, want it or not, this is what I am up to and yes, it has made me grouchy, and irritated and im lost! Day by day I am learning and balancing.

If you have some dietary suggestions on cooks books, or recipes or links or resources I would love to hear them, but going back to argue with my MD about their specific instructions isn't going to work. I have already argued till I am blue in the face. Until my gut heals, this is what I MUST do if I want to help myself without surgical or medical interventions. I appreciate this space for being here, and having so many helpful sections. I am hoping to be able to find help here. Thanks for letting me hang out.

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