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precious831

Anyone Here Grain-Free?

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I can have sunflower but my DD is allergic. We do use eggs. How long have you been on SCD? Have you seen improvements? I can't tolerate any dairy.

Thanks for the tip on the almond meal, will take work as a flour too? I imagine the "meal" would have a rougher texture. What's a sunnies? Sorry!

Sorry to confuse you. "Sunnies" refers to sunflower seeds. I beleive you can grind up just about any nut or seed in a simple coffee grinder, a little at a time of course. You just need to experiment to see what works for you. The meal is equivalent to "flour" as in almond meal. If you can have eggs it makes it a lot easier.

You can look up recipes on no carb diets--and just avoid their suggestion for aspartame and sucralose, both bad bad bad! for anyone... they actually make you crave sugar etc. and cause all kinds of systemic problems. Cancer, blindness, even death in a few cases. And increased obesity in most.

You can also find recipes on the SCD. There is a good thread on celiac.com for SCD by the way. Just Google it and you will be in.

I was on the SCD for 10 months more or less. Then ate grains but got this ear infection due to stress from overwork. Antibiotics made it way worse! Am now back on even more stringent diet--no winter squash etc. Have been using herbs and lefenuron to kill of candida overgrowth internally.

In two or three weeks I will use this special bacterium externally that eats up the fungal/candida etc. on my skin and then dies--for external use only (pythium oligandrum).

You can make fermented acidophilus cabbage to take the place of yogurt to provide you with acidophilus etc. Again google on the scd. Good people on it by the way...

Bea

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i THINK the soaking helps get rid of some of the starch???

I think the soaking and the more old-fashioned long cooking processes breaks down the lectins inherent in grains. Lectins can affect some people badly.

Here's a good blog article on leptins and lectins and why grains can be bad for you:

Leptins and lectin resistance

Not sure how sound his science is, but it's certainly food for thought, hehe.

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I see it has been awhile since anyone has posted to this thread,but hopefully someone can help me with suggestions.

I have been gluten free for about a year,just went soy free and I am in the process of going grain free.I have added dairy back and as long as it is fat free I seem to be OK with it.I have also eliminated HFCS.

I do not care for meat. I am limiting seafood to see if my DH improves.

Sooo, meal ideas anyone :unsure: I am concerned about not getting enough protein,and my overall nutritional needs. I have no idea how to eat now.

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I see it has been awhile since anyone has posted to this thread,but hopefully someone can help me with suggestions.

I have been gluten free for about a year,just went soy free and I am in the process of going grain free.I have added dairy back and as long as it is fat free I seem to be OK with it.I have also eliminated HFCS.

I do not care for meat. I am limiting seafood to see if my DH improves.

Sooo, meal ideas anyone :unsure: I am concerned about not getting enough protein,and my overall nutritional needs. I have no idea how to eat now.

Sorry for my late reply but I emailed you back.

As far as meat, that will be tough. I eat meat. How about beans? Lentils? Can you tolerate those?

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Sorry for my late reply but I emailed you back.

As far as meat, that will be tough. I eat meat. How about beans? Lentils? Can you tolerate those?

Beans seem to be OK, and I do get some protein from dairy and eggs.

I have been trying to eat more veggies too..,,I have never been much for vegetables.

I feel lost sometimes and very frustrated,

Anyone know where they hid the handbook :P

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Tofu makes a good protein if you don't have problems with soy. Eggs are also a good protein source. Get plenty of fats. When you go low-carb your body needs fats to use for energy. Be very careful if you do this without meat, or with only a little meat. If you don't plan well, you could wind up with metabolic imbalances or nutritional deficiencies. It is possible, even grain-free to end up with an unhealthy balance between carbs and protein.

Personally, I don't care for meat either and would prefer to be a semivegetarian and was for many years but my body really needs the meat and functions much better with it. It is necessary for me to eat it to manage diabetes. So, I have made my peace with the forms that I can tolerate. I don't think YUM! but I can eat it as fuel for the car to keep me healthy so that I can enjoy other things. I do grain-free, dairy-free, nearly egg-free and fruit-free plus many other things off the menu, but I eat according to a balanced, established plan and get regular bloodwork that shows I'm OK.

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