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Yes I have silver (mercury) fillings and figure they may be a problem. However, I have a whole mouth full of them and can't afford to have them replaced. I often wonder if I have to live in this agony for the rest of my life because of them.

The main reason I asked is that I was wondering whether to bring up a potential sulfur intolerance. Mercury toxicity often causes a sulfur intolerance, and common symptoms are fatigue, insomnia, depression, brain fog, etc. I have this myself. Read here: http://livingnetwork.co.za/chelationnetwork/food/high-sulfur-sulphur-food-list/

If you do have a sulfur intolerance, limiting or eliminating those foods should help you feel MUCH better, even if you can't ever get your fillings out.

Hope that helps.

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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.

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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.

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?

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.

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).

Blueberries are both low sulfur and I think low oxalate so I'm not sure about that...

I started the LOD about 3 months ago, I think, and just over the past 2 or 3 weeks I have noticed a reduction in my food allergies. I have "true" food allergies though, which cause throat irritation, hives, sneezing, etc... so I'm not sure if this diet would help you with your particular issues... although I'm guessing that anyone with leaky gut would do well to limit oxalates.

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.

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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.

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What about trying FAILSAFE?

http://failsafediet.wordpress.com/

As far as yeast, I never tried to control it with diet when I had problems. I took a good probiotic called ThreeLac and Zand Candida Cleanse. It worked pretty well. You will never get yeast under control without adding bacteria to grow in its place.

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i can so relate. i tested with a bunch of allergies. but after some reading it made sense. since gluten destroyed our digestion food leaks out and that includes proteins so the body thinks they are going to hurt us like a virus instead of realizing it is just food that needs digested and got away from where it should be. then we have allergic reactions. we need to heal our digestive system because properly digested food is rendered non-allergenic. yay there is hope for us.

i was told to heal the gi tract i should eat an anti-inflammatory diet (pretty restricted but on average i think people often only need to do it for a few months) and to take supplements to support gi healing and reduce inflammation as inflammation hinders healing. i was told to do apex energetics' repair vite (can buy online and people seem to like it and the related clearvite product), pro thera's gastro thera (got through my dr i have not found it for general population to buy; i liked the ingredient list since i had heard good things about them and it made it convenient to have all the ingredients together), apex energetics' gi synergy (to help keep from getting sick while trying to heal - i was not impressed with it), apex energetics nitric balance, vit D (apex energetics ultra d), gluthione cream (apex energetics oxicell), glutathione recycler (apex). i was not particularly impressed with the supplements especially given the price, but i read about a ton of people who were really helped by them. i think u have to do what works for u. i think experimenting and cing what makes u feel good or at least less awful might be the best approach. we both need to find a way to heal our guts and that will minimize or eliminate our allergies allowing us to have a broader diet. i agree sometimes i wish i could survive on water alone but even water can be peoblematic for people myself included.

i agree what conventional medicine considers normal is not necessarily optimal health in additional. conventional medicine only checks tsh but that misses so much of the thyroid picture. especially with hashimoto's or other autoimmune thyroid problems. i would definitely check it out since it can have symptoms effecting mood and sleep.

i love the book why do i still have thyroid symptoms when my lab tests are normal by kharrrazian (it address autoimmune problems and gluten intolerance and celiacs don't let the name food you). i also love allergies by carolee bateson-koch.

i think u might want to try to avoid the foods that bother u instead of trying to do a bunch of different diets because while there are some similarities to follow several would likely take u back to having nothing u can eat. if fish is a culprit u might want to avoid it for now. u could try another source of omega 3 such as flax. if u know something is a problem it might be best to avoid it right now. in regard to the anti-candida diet. i know ppl who love it and benefited from it. but my boyfriend and i did it and it did not help. at this point i do not see it as the priority. i agree with skylark though to add a probiotic. i would get one that is not dairy based. covenanthealthproducts.com often has coupons and they have klaire labs probiotics including pro5. i take one a day so it lasts 2 months and it does not have dairy.

craving mayonnaise makes me think u might have malabsorption. when i have it. i crave fat and that is alot of what mayonnaise is.

wow th brought up some good points. i still wonder though if u need to heal ur gut first before u can get accurate results. though how can u heal without knowing what is safe to eat? what a nasty dilemma.

ornithine might help u sleep it helped me.

if u do not have the money to get rid of metal fillings u can focus on ur diet and things u can control and try to fix. but make that a goal for when u do have money.

best wishes!

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