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Preliminary Results From My Elimination Diet

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Hey Terri: Well, I guess I'm an exception to the theory that menopausal difficulties are caused by dairy/soy/grains producing too much estrogen. :blink: Menopause was a nonevent for me. :lol: But then I didn't have excess natural estrogen producing/retaining body fat at that time. I wasn't underweight, but at the low end of normal. :unsure:

However, I read just about everything on the 'dogterj' website. It certainly explained how our poor doggy got cancer of the spleen which spread throughout her body after her spleen was removed. I never did like the notion of feeding dogs low protein, low fat, high grain (mostly cornmeal) dog chow. If I ever have another dog, I will NEVER feed it commercial dogfood. Those are all worthless, even the ones with vitamins added to the basic grain formula. <_<

I won't go so far as give up all grains, though I'm not a big starch consumer anyway, but I'm curious about Dr. Mercola's book. What's the title and his full name?

BURDEE

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Terri -

Yes, I definitely remember Tysons Corner! I used to work at the mall for a store called "Camalier & Buckley" before they went out of business. It is definitely a small world, that's for sure!!

I'm glad you liked the Smart Beat. I haven't looked it up on the internet yet to see where I can get it, but I'll have to do that. I only eat the tuna that is packed in water, and the other day when I looked, the major brands all had soy listed in () after the vegetable broth ingredient. My guess is that it has always had soy in it and that the manufacturers are just getting better about listing things since they will have to do it in the future. I'm really guessing/hoping that little amount won't bother me, but I will keep looking for soy-free.

I'm thinking you're right about it being ok to cheat occasionally with dairy...I will be the same way, I'm sure. I did ok with my pizza test, though, so that is encouraging. Interesting about the excess estrogen theory...I think that has happened to me.

Take care,

LISA in NC

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you can find some tuna that's really just packed in water - tuna, water, salt (or no salt) - and avoid the broth entirely. I've found it at whole foods and wild oats.

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Tiffany: I had given up on tuna, since most 'water-pack' actually includes soybean oil and I can't tolerate soy. What brand is that truly water-packed tuna? Is it the Whole Foods brand or another?

BURDEE

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I don't remember the brands - there were a couple. I have not called the company, but there is no mention of ANYTHING but tuna, water, and salt (I like the salted version). You might just check the ingredients the next time you head out there. (I _think_ the one I get from Wild Oats is Nature's Value.)

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i finally went to my doctor apt. yesterday and she told me to stay off dairy for 1 more month until my follow up visit. but she said i need to take a calcium suppliment. can any of you who arent on dairy suggest a good one? i'm nervous about taking supplements that may contain gluten.

she told me to take tums....but i know they do contain gluten ;)

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I take Caltrate which are gluten-free. Also, if you have a Costco their Kirkland brand are gluten-free and say so right on the bottle. But with them you have to take them 3 times a day or more. With Caltrate I take one twice a day. It says gluten-free on the bottle too.

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Burdee,

Dr. Mercola's book is called Total Health cookbook and program. It has lots of recipes that of course, have no grains at all and just whole foods. He also has tests to find if you're a protein type, carbo type or mixed and you can adjust the recipes to suit your type. Very interesting.

As to the dogfood issue, my father was a veterinarian and used to cook for our dogs. When they would send him samples of canned dog food he'd cook it up and taste it before letting our dogs have any. As for me, I use the expensive dry and mix it with Mighty Dog or Pedigree twice a day. For my dog, that is, not for me! Ha ha :P

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