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Member Since 22 Sep 2005
Offline Last Active Dec 31 2009 10:54 AM

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In Topic: Giving Up On Celiac Diet

16 December 2009 - 04:01 PM

Regarding the Specific Carbohydrate Diet I have researched it a number of times but do not have Elaine's book. I usually give up after looking at the allowed foods. The homemade yogurt seems to be very important to the diet (I cannot tolerate dairy in any form). Plus yogurt prepared over 24 hours will be very acidic (another major no, no, for me). I can't eat eggs, beef or pork or nuts. Quinoa, rice and corn have all been tried and have gone by the wayside. It looks like there would be very little left for me to eat on the SCD. I presently eat regular potatoes and sweet potatoes on a regular basis (they are not allowed on the SCD). The rest of my almost tolerable foods include salmon, chicken breast, avacado, grapes, canned pears, green beans, carrots & canned mandarin oranges, clarified butter. That's about it! I have tried over the last two years slowly introducing new foods but they have been a failure in most cases. The sweet potatoes were just started about a month ago and seem to be tolerable. I take a Folate/VitB12 supplement. Other than that I am stumped. Am I misunderstanding something about the SCD diet??


Just FYI, the dairy components of the diet are often omitted. I started out on SCD, but without the dairy, and then realized it was virtually the same as a "paleo diet" but with a lot more fussing over food. So I switched to paleo. I've since found there's things other than dairy and gluten that cause me issues. It seems like foods like nuts and seeds do as well. I can eat small amounts of them, but if I over do it I have some pretty severe intestinal issues.

It is a bit of trial and error and it takes a good positive mental outlook to make a lot of dietary changes, but lots of people do it successfully.

I hope you figure out what helps you!

In Topic: Casein Withdrawal?

15 December 2009 - 01:46 PM

Aw, sorry you're having withdrawal symptoms. I never had any at all, at least that I could identify.

In Topic: Does Anyone With Celiac Disease Hear Their Pulse?

07 December 2009 - 03:46 PM

That can be a symptom of thyroid issues. When I was hyperthyroid I heard my heart beating at night. Very unsettling.

In Topic: I Swear I Have Celiac Disease...but....

04 December 2009 - 01:42 PM

Well, you're in luck. This is one disease you can test yourself and treat yourself if you put your mind to it. Just get up to speed on the gluten free diet. I suggest eating foods as whole and natural as possible, eliminate the manufactured stuff so you don't have to worry about cross contamination. If you have to spend more than 2 seconds looking at a label, put it down and make something for yourself from scratch. You can even feed your whole family this way and they'll all be fine, maybe even healthier than usual.

Give it at least 2 very, squeaky clean weeks at the minimum. A couple months is even better. See what happens.

And you get to make a choice... do you look at this as an opportunity to take charge of your health, learn how to cook in new delicious ways or you can look at yourself as a victim. Lots choose to go the victim route and they spend a lot of time feeling angry and depressed. They're missing a huge opportunity to turn around their eating and still eat delicious food but food that's lots healthier.

In Topic: Help With Enterolab Results

04 December 2009 - 01:34 PM

People can be intolerant to casein (protein) or lactose (sugar). You're probably lactose intolerant, but not casein intolerant. Food intolerances are not allergies. They work differently.

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