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Hi again everyone. It's been two weeks since I started the elimination diet!

I'm sadly still recovering from the rabbit pellet glutination so I'm not free of symptoms.

I think that I also had candida, since adding fruit to the diet caused an itch. I had to remove fruits again and the itch is subsiding. I have no idea how long it takes to get rid of the candida.

Anyway, it's time to add a new food, and after two weeks of fantasizing I have no idea what to add, specifically because of the candida (which means no sugar, carbs or dairy). I read somewhere that wholegrain rice should be ok for candida so I added that.

Here is what I've been eating for the past two weeks (except for the rice):

Red and white meat

Brown Rice (added one week ago)

Green-leaf vegetables

cucumber

sweet pepper (maybe not ok)

Onion

tomato

aubergine

zucchini

garlic

Avocado

Unfiltered apple cider vinegar

olive oil

herbs and spices

Foods I know I react to

eggs

dairy

fruit

nuts and beans

carrots

Experienced Celiacs, what food should be next?? I'm thinking maybe coconut? Is that safe for candida problems?

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It is best if you can to wait until the glutening symptoms resolve before you add a new food. If you think you had problems with the peppers then drop them for now and wait till you are feeling better before you add them back in. I think a doctor can tell you if you have a candida issue. Some of us get rashes and itchy from gluten so it may be that causing the itch.

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It is best if you can to wait until the glutening symptoms resolve before you add a new food. If you think you had problems with the peppers then drop them for now and wait till you are feeling better before you add them back in. I think a doctor can tell you if you have a candida issue. Some of us get rashes and itchy from gluten so it may be that causing the itch.

Sounds like good advice, thanks :-)

Luckily the clinic called yesterday and told me my appointment details are finally in the mail! I hope the appointment won't be too far from now!

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That was good advice. If you like sweet potatoes, they've been a mainstay for me. They're a good source of vitamins and fiber too. Good luck, let us know what happens with the test results.

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Dani - how long have you been gluten free? I've been gluten free for 6 months now, and for the first couple of months I reacted very obviously (hives and itching) to foods which I am now able to eat ok. If you are still new to the diet, some of your symptoms may just be part of your recovery, which makes it difficult to decide if you have a real problem with a particular food or not.

My rule of thumb is to leave a food for a while if I think I have a reaction and try it again another time when I am feeling well. My list of good and bad foods is similar to yours. I am also having problems with nuts, including, unfortunately, coconut. I am ok with eggs though.

I hope you feel better soon. Those dammed pesky pet food pellets!

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Thanks for all the advice. I appreciate all your help guys. I put off adding anything, but I'm feeling pretty devastated and hopeless at the moment.. I didn't get my period. I got my first period last month on the 23rd, but nothing this month :-( Maybe this is all in my head and I just truly have a hormone imbalance.

Feels like there's no light at the end of my tunnel

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Sorry to hear that Dani. Maybe those wheaty pellets really gave you major dose? I've read a few more posts recently where people say it takes a few months for their periods to come back properly. Maybe you just need a bit more time. I hope you feel better soon.

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That was good advice. If you like sweet potatoes, they've been a mainstay for me. They're a good source of vitamins and fiber too. Good luck, let us know what happens with the test results.

Oops, sorry, you stated no carbs. Sorry about my not so good advice. One thing that helps me mentally when I'm challenged with my diet is to take a deep breath and think about how much better I'm doing now then how I was doing then. We didn't sign up for the club, and learning the ropes isn't easy, especially since they're different for everyone. Wishing you the best, Gail.

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Sorry to hear that Dani. Maybe those wheaty pellets really gave you major dose? I've read a few more posts recently where people say it takes a few months for their periods to come back properly. Maybe you just need a bit more time. I hope you feel better soon.

Thanks Gail, I'm starting to feel a little better and somewhat more alert. It's just hard to stay positive when a person eats the same things every day and still feels worse than everyone else haha :-) But I'm glad I have this place to turn to for good and bad things.

I actually got my period today, so that's a lesson about being patient for me. I really feel like a drama queen and I'm a little embarrassed :-)

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Oops, sorry, you stated no carbs. Sorry about my not so good advice. One thing that helps me mentally when I'm challenged with my diet is to take a deep breath and think about how much better I'm doing now then how I was doing then. We didn't sign up for the club, and learning the ropes isn't easy, especially since they're different for everyone. Wishing you the best, Gail.

Hahaha I was actually desperate enough that my mind started to think that sweet potatoes are "ok" carbs just like brown rice.. I was actually considering adding them :-)

Learning the ropes is a kick in the butt I have to say hehe

I actually saw my husband eating clementines yesterday, and I could smell their amazing scent .. I couldn't resist and had to eat one lol

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Hahaha I was actually desperate enough that my mind started to think that sweet potatoes are "ok" carbs just like brown rice.. I was actually considering adding them :-)

Learning the ropes is a kick in the butt I have to say hehe

I actually saw my husband eating clementines yesterday, and I could smell their amazing scent .. I couldn't resist and had to eat one lol

I'm not worried about you eating the clementine, and figure (and hope) you aren't experiencing repercussions.

I actually do believe sweet potato is a valid food to add to your diet. I went for a very long time undiagnosed and was really sick.

My neighbor told me about seeing my DP at the grocery store trying to pick out a little sweet potato for me, looking very worried.

She said she asked him what he was doing and he told her he was looking for a little sweet potato, because I didn't like the big ones. My neighbor told me she wished her husband loved her enough to go dig through sweet potatos at the grocery store to find the little ones.

Little sweet potatos are test worthy IMHO. :rolleyes:

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Sweet potatoes are very good for you if you tolerate them. They are one of my mainstays :) I alternate sweet potato,, rice/brown rice, pasta as my starches.

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Hahaha I was actually desperate enough that my mind started to think that sweet potatoes are "ok" carbs just like brown rice.. I was actually considering adding them :-)

Learning the ropes is a kick in the butt I have to say hehe

I actually saw my husband eating clementines yesterday, and I could smell their amazing scent .. I couldn't resist and had to eat one lol

Why would sweet potatoes not be an ok carb? They are one of the healthiest things you can eat. Full of vitamins and both soluable and insoluable fiber.

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I'm watching the carbs, but need some or I keep losing weight. Sweet potatoes are my main carb, and I have zero reactions to them. I might have rice once or twice a week, and that seems to be ok too. I have been trying potato, but am not sure about them just yet. I keep making the mistake of expanding my diet too quickly because my appetite comes roaring back when I feel better, and I get the munchies really badly. I paid for my ill discipline last week with a migraine and severe nausea over the weekend, and I have no idea what the culprit was. Ho hum, back to basics again!

Glad you had good news Dani!

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The clementines were ok :-) I had two more last night since the glutenation symptoms are subsiding, and without problems. I just hope it stays that way, I love them sooo much lol!

I'm not sure about root veggies (since I reacted to carrots and beetroots) yet but I think I'll give the little sweet potatoes a go in a few days, and I'll alternate between them and brown rice like mushroom suggested. I have no idea how to cook them though!

Your DP is really sweet Marilyn :-D

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I'm watching the carbs, but need some or I keep losing weight. Sweet potatoes are my main carb, and I have zero reactions to them. I might have rice once or twice a week, and that seems to be ok too. I have been trying potato, but am not sure about them just yet. I keep making the mistake of expanding my diet too quickly because my appetite comes roaring back when I feel better, and I get the munchies really badly. I paid for my ill discipline last week with a migraine and severe nausea over the weekend, and I have no idea what the culprit was. Ho hum, back to basics again!

Glad you had good news Dani!

Thanks Gail :-)

You're my absolute opposite by the way. My body loves to gain weight, which is why I watched my carb intake before starting this elimination diet.

I don't think you have ill discipline.. it's called being human. If we crave something for long enough we get opposite reactions. Sorry you have to back to basics :-(

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yet but I think I'll give the little sweet potatoes a go in a few days, and I'll alternate between them and brown rice like mushroom suggested. I have no idea how to cook them though!

Your DP is really sweet Marilyn :-D

You can bake them like a regular potato. You can out them in chunks in a soup. I like to scrub them, boil them about 5 minutes (depends on how big they are). You don't want them mushy just partially cooked. Slice up thin, toss with olive oil & a sprinkle of salt. Spread out on a baking sheet. Roast them in the oven. When done, I like a bit of cinnamon on them some like sugar, too.

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The clementines were ok :-) I had two more last night since the glutenation symptoms are subsiding, and without problems. I just hope it stays that way, I love them sooo much lol!

I'm not sure about root veggies (since I reacted to carrots and beetroots) yet but I think I'll give the little sweet potatoes a go in a few days, and I'll alternate between them and brown rice like mushroom suggested. I have no idea how to cook them though!

Your DP is really sweet Marilyn :-D

Do you have a microwave? My microwave has a "Jacket Potato" setting and I just push that button, it asks me to turn the potato over halfway through, and then when done wrap it in foil and let it steam for about 10 minutes. It is so easy. Or you can bake in the oven. Or you can cut in wedges and slices and spray with oil and oven bake. Or cut them in cubes and steam/boil them. Mash later if you want.

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You can bake them like a regular potato. You can out them in chunks in a soup. I like to scrub them, boil them about 5 minutes (depends on how big they are). You don't want them mushy just partially cooked. Slice up thin, toss with olive oil & a sprinkle of salt. Spread out on a baking sheet. Roast them in the oven. When done, I like a bit of cinnamon on them some like sugar, too.

That all sounds yummy thanks! What type of soup do you put them in? My choices are very limited.

Do you have a microwave? My microwave has a "Jacket Potato" setting and I just push that button, it asks me to turn the potato over halfway through, and then when done wrap it in foil and let it steam for about 10 minutes. It is so easy. Or you can bake in the oven. Or you can cut in wedges and slices and spray with oil and oven bake. Or cut them in cubes and steam/boil them. Mash later if you want.

I don't have a potato button but I'll figure it out :-) What spices do you add when you mash them?

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That all sounds yummy thanks! What type of soup do you put them in? My choices are very limited.

I don't have a potato button but I'll figure it out :-) What spices do you add when you mash them?

You could put them in any kind of soup. There are recipes for soups with sweet potato all over the Internet.

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