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ShayFL

For Those That Avoid Legumes

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I am in the process of cutting out all legumes. I have neuro symptoms and am following the MS recovery diet even though I do not have MS. Anything that can heal my nerves sounds good to me. Anyway, the diet cuts out gluten, dairy, legumes, eggs and yeast. I am already gluten-free and DF. So now I am cutting the rest.

In my research I discovered that virtually ALL of the cinnamon sold in the US is actually Cassia which is a LEGUME. And Licorice is a legume. I didnt know this. So I have ordered some "real cinnamon" because I do love the taste.

Here is a list of legumes. It is not all inclusive because it doesnt list every bean/pea. But it points out some that you might not be aware of:

Legume:Acacia; Acacia Gum; Alfalfa; Arabic; Black-eyed pea; Carob; Carob (St. John's Bread); Cassia; Chick Pea; Field Pea; Green Bean; Green Pea; Guar gum; Jack bean; Karaya Gum; Kidney bean; Lentil; Licorice; Lima bean; Locust Bean Gum; Mungo Bean; Navy Bean; Peanut; Peanut oil; Pinto Bean; Soybean; Soybean oil/flour/lecithin; Split Pea; String Bean; Talca Gum; Tamarind; Tonka bean; Tragancanth Gum; Urd Flour.

Some that surprised me: Acacia, Guar Gum, Cinnamon and Licorice.

I bought real cinnamon here:

http://www.druera.com/shopping/product_inf...products_id=108

But it is a little cheaper here and you can buy smaller quantaties:

http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-p...oncinnamon.html


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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What do you eat? I'm looking at your list of "free-of" foods, some of which I'm trying to avoid myself (namely dairy, soy, legumes).


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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Right now I am eating all meats (chicken, turkey, fish, extra lean beef, ostrich), all veggies except the nightshades, all fruits, gluten-free grains, all nuts & seeds. There is actually A LOT Of foods left to choose from. We just get into ruts with our eating and most people eat the same 10 - 20 foods day in and day out.

I just made pumpkin muffins without eggs. They turned out great! I use my daughter and hubby to know if they are really good. I can eating anything. But when they eat 3 or 4 muffins, I know they arent just being polite. They wouldnt anyway.

And since I am a totally renegade, I am getting an Lame Advertisement on Monday. I plan on eliminating and rotating what I can eat for 3 - 6 months. Ive suffered for 12 years with this crap. Im over it. I am willing to try getting rid of any irritants to my system. Im not married to any food anymore. I eat to live. We have a running joke in our house when I fix something that isnt so flavorful, "It will make a turd." I hope that makes ya'll laugh and not get me kicked out. But it helps to have a sense of humor about it all if you can. Makes life more fun and I believe laughing can heal you. :)


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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Right now I am eating all meats (chicken, turkey, fish, extra lean beef, ostrich), all veggies except the nightshades, all fruits, gluten-free grains, all nuts & seeds. There is actually A LOT Of foods left to choose from. We just get into ruts with our eating and most people eat the same 10 - 20 foods day in and day out.

I just made pumpkin muffins without eggs. They turned out great! I use my daughter and hubby to know if they are really good. I can eating anything. But when they eat 3 or 4 muffins, I know they arent just being polite. They wouldnt anyway.

And since I am a totally renegade, I am getting an Lame Advertisement on Monday. I plan on eliminating and rotating what I can eat for 3 - 6 months. Ive suffered for 12 years with this crap. Im over it. I am willing to try getting rid of any irritants to my system. Im not married to any food anymore. I eat to live. We have a running joke in our house when I fix something that isnt so flavorful, "It will make a turd." I hope that makes ya'll laugh and not get me kicked out. But it helps to have a sense of humor about it all if you can. Makes life more fun and I believe laughing can heal you. :)

good to know there's still lots of options :) is ostrich meat expensive? how do you cook it? i get really easily stuck in that eating habit. i get frustrated with the things i can't make, and just make the same things i KNOW i can make well.

lol liked your joke :) it's hard b/c i'm still "married to food" in some ways...getting there though.

thanks for the info


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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I think you're okay with Cassia type of cinnamon:

Cassia is a close relative to the cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, or "true cinnamon"), Saigon Cinnamon (Cinnamomum loureiroi, also known as "Vietnamese Cinnamon"), Camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora), Malabathrum (Cinnamomum tamala) and Cinnamomum burmannii (also know as "Indonesian Cinnamon") trees. As with these species, the dried bark of cassia is used as a spice. Cassia's flavour, however, is less delicate than that of true cinnamon; for this reason the less expensive cassia is sometimes called "bastard cinnamon"
It comes from the bark, just like Cinnamon does. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassia

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good to know there's still lots of options :) is ostrich meat expensive? how do you cook it?

Ostrich meat MUST be marinaded to taste good. It is pretty bland on it's own. It is ubber lean. I suppose it is a lot pricer than supermaket feed lot beef. I have found that the foods I can eat are more expensive than what most Americans are buying. I literally "work for food". But I am o.k. with it. I gotta work for something. :)

It is so easy to get into ruts. So I force myself to try a few new dishes a week. Some turn out and some do not. We eat what I fix though. Cannot afford to waste much. No one "complains" but we do state our opinions. My husband will just douse it in tapatio if it isnt that good. And my daughter will use ketchup if it helps. And if we all agree, then a meal is either accepted or rejected. I keep a folder of acceptable meals.

I have discovered that my 12 y.o. daughter will eat squash/zuchinni if I roast it in the oven. She also will eat brussel sprouts for goodness sakes!! Trying new things has improved everyone's eating in my house.


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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