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jackay

Member Since 04 Dec 2009
Offline Last Active Sep 03 2013 03:55 PM
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In Topic: There Is Nothing Left To Eat.

15 August 2011 - 05:42 AM

For info on the oxalate content of foods, it's best to join the Yahoo group called Trying_Low_Oxalates. They have tested a lot of foods and have a spreadsheet in their files. I think all nuts are high oxalate. I think sunflower and pumpkin seeds are medium or low?
I've joined the group and am waiting for approval. From online research, I found that blueberries are high in oxalates but the only nuts that were are peanuts, almonds and cashews. I'll see what I find in the group's spreadsheet.


The fact that green beans cause you insomnia makes me think sulfur intolerance. If I were you I would try a sulfur exclusion diet first (see my previous post).
I eat a lot of broccoli and cauliflower so am getting a lot of sulfur from those veggies. I do eat some peas which would be the only other high sulfur food I eat. Cauliflower is one food that I tested intolerant to. Both broccoli and cauliflower are good for a candida diet so that is why I ate lots of these veggies.


By the way, you can't cut out oxalates completely because they are in basically all non-animal foods. The point is just to minimize them.

I know I can't cut out oxalates completely. It would be the same with sulfur, salicylates, lectins, etc. I can cut down and hope for the best.

In Topic: There Is Nothing Left To Eat.

15 August 2011 - 04:13 AM

When I find food that is as clean as I can find it, and then wash it myself with gluten-free soap, I can usually eat it now. Almost all the foods I reacted to every single time have turned out to be a coating or spray that is commonly used on these, instead. Or a pesticide, or a soap, that sort of thing.


One way to check if this might be an issue for you, as opposed to a histamine-type issue, would be to grow some of this yourself. If you grow it without any fertilizer/manure/pesticides, and you get sick, you'll know that it's something inherent to the food itself - whether that's something like a histamine or the plant's protein. If you grow it at home and can eat it just fine, then you'll know that you are reacting to something contaminating it, like a pesticide or allergen or gluten.

I know this is not a short term fix idea, but it might be worth checking on. For me, my headaches and brain fog go away when I'm very careful like this. I was unable to take supplements and medication too, for corn reasons. I tried for a few days, but it makes me so sick now I can't take it. So I am certain I am vitamin deficient a bit now, still working toward a nutritionally complete diet with the help of a nutritionist. But right now, that's better than how bad I felt with all the vitamins and bad foods, honestly.

Oh, and have you checked your water supply? I've met a few people who have had issues with ingredients in their filters, and a couple more who ended up having issues with bleach, of all things. They have to get special water where no bleach is added.

Thanks for your suggestions.

My head is just spinning with everything that I could be doing wrong. I buy filtered water for drinking and cooking so hope that is safe. I don't seem to do any better with fresh foods from our garden. No pesticides on that.

As far as giving up my supplements, I don't feel safe doing that. I had hyperthyroid issues in the past and need to supplement with lots of supplements for that. I had most of my parathyroid glands removed. The hyperparathyroidism could come back and if I need my remaining parathyroid removed, I'll need to supplement with even more calcium.

I only got about 2 1/2 hours of sleep last night. This is going to be another long unproductive day.

In Topic: There Is Nothing Left To Eat.

14 August 2011 - 04:16 PM

On the mayonnaise issue, Earth's Balance Mindful Mayo and follow Your Heart Vegenaise Soy Free are both gluten, soy, dairy, and egg free. I think they both taste good personally, but require refrigeration, so it's hard to stock up.

I didn't think any mayonaise was egg free. I'll have to check this out.

In Topic: There Is Nothing Left To Eat.

14 August 2011 - 03:47 PM

Oh, one more thing. Some people think that oxalic acid/oxalates in the diet can cause or contribute to leaky gut. I have been doing the Low Oxalate Diet for a few months now, and I think that is one reason my food allergies are becoming less severe. See http://lowoxalate.info/index.html

L_C
How long did it take you to feel better after starting the Low Oxalate Diet? A couple foods stuck out that I should be avoiding. Green beans seem to cause insomnia. I also question blueberries. These are two foods that tested safe. I started eating peanut butter and almonds almost every day for the calories. If I cut out those four foods, I'll be oxalate free.

This will be my first try before eliminating histamines, lectins or salycilates. I can incorporate that into my diet low in foods that breed candida.

In Topic: There Is Nothing Left To Eat.

14 August 2011 - 02:22 PM

Oh, one more thing. Some people think that oxalic acid/oxalates in the diet can cause or contribute to leaky gut. I have been doing the Low Oxalate Diet for a few months now, and I think that is one reason my food allergies are becoming less severe. See http://lowoxalate.info/index.html

L_C
I have been checking so many different diets and got oxalates mixed up with histamines. It has been suggested that histamines may be a problem, too.

Am I correct that I can still eat walnuts on the oxylate diet? How about sunflower seeds? I tried doing a spreadsheet of different diets-histamine, oxylate, salycilates and lectins. I may have gotten some of the foods into the wrong columns.