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Member Since 06 Jul 2008
Offline Last Active Dec 23 2014 05:44 AM

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In Topic: Paleo Diet... Did It Really Help?

23 December 2014 - 05:47 AM

My spouse has done well on Paleo starting around 2009. He's added back more foods, such as legumes, rice and potatoes, as "resistant starches" and he's also added back sheep yogurt this past year.  He's been experimenting with various fermented foods (the yogurt, kraut juice, lacto-fermented pickles, etc) and probiotics too in this past year.  


In the past 2 years, he had a problem that and we finally sorted it out as histamine intolerance.  We had to tweak our version of the Paleo diet to decrease the histamine a bit and also added specific anti-histaminic herbs and spices (mint, ginger) and that plus the probiotics seems to be helping.  Smoked meats, aged sausages (salami) in small portions only!   


Because of the colon pain - if you're interested in the probiotics and the fibers that "feed your friends," the Cooling Inflammation and Animal Pharm blogs are worth a look. For Paleo, Marks Daily Apple is a good place to start, but there are a ton of blogs and cookbooks out there.  


I've been perfectly happy eating paleo with him and can easily feed guests or my entire family that way. Everyone likes it.  I don't do a lot of "paleo" treats with almond flour, etc.  I'm just not much of a baker. Baked apples though - yum! 


I hope these are promising lines of inquiry for you and that you are able to get some traction with the problem soon. These diet changes are a lot of work and you want the effort to pay off!   Keep us posted!  



In Topic: Osteopenia A Year And A Half After gluten-free

07 December 2014 - 07:00 AM

Do they check your vitamin D levels?  You will need vitamin d, and k2, and protein (particularly glycine and collagen) to build bone. There's a surprising amount of protein in the "matrix" of bone.  



Blood glucose stability will help tremendously with the healing process.  You will get a lot of bang for your buck with effort in this area.  Do you have a feel for what's driving the hypo episodes?  
Inflammation seems to increase your fracture risk:


tea (green or black) may help, very unlikely to hurt.



I think the endo is your best bet at this point.   Best wishes, please keep us posted.  

In Topic: So Discouraged

07 September 2014 - 08:10 AM

Make sure that you keep an eye on levels of zinc, iodine, vitamin d, b12, iron.  Deficiencies will aggravate. 

In Topic: Toronto

17 August 2014 - 03:56 AM

The Keg Steakhouse has several locations in and around Toronto. They are celiac-aware. They have steaks (of course), seafood, ribs and chicken.

We enjoy eating there.


Thank you, that looks like a place we will both enjoy! 

In Topic: As For Other Foods, Do Tomatoes Or gluten-free Bacan Make Anyone Else React?

06 July 2014 - 09:13 AM

You might look into histamine intolerance.