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  1. so sorry it has been a while since i have been here

    i have been feeling fantastic these past few weeks

    i have never looked so good either

    i have droped 67 lbs and im now at my body weight for my hight 135

    now i went through hell to get here

    but it all changed

    when i cut out all grains and cereal family foods along

    basically i eat grain free lactose free nightshade free soy free

    for morning i drink one glass of green smoothie and take one with me

    2 big leaves kale 2 leaves romaine lettuce chia seeds about 2 pinches

    pear and apple sauce and blend

    yesterday i put mango in place of the pear

    then i take something for lunch today it was qunioa flour almond flour herbmare chives onion flakes mixed that with chunked up boneless chicken breasts and baked and then made sweet potato fryes oh yummm hubby loved them

    the other day i did a grain free pancake recpie useing almond flour eggs soda coconut sugar in a muffin tin just pour enough to coat the bottom then drop in supposed to be sauage did not have any so i put cooked chicken and baccon on top then poured rest of the pancake mixture on top works great if you do your batter in a blender then baked at 350 for 20 min it was great to take to work

    then i got this great recpie im in love with grain free carob muffins omg to die for they taste like a cross between chcolate cake and brownie

    i use coconut oil all the time for everything

    my sweetners are coconut sugar and honey and sometimes a bit of agave if i run out but only use it if recpie calls for a couple of tbs if it goes into cups i use honey

    now mind you if i try and say oh well a bit of this or that wont hurt it does so i am super strict with what i eat

    i process my own coconut flour and milk open them up with a cork screw works wonders the pull down kind and then take it to a piece of cement like the basement stair and it cracks open nicely

    im so happy i finally figured out what i can and can not eat

    i also have been doing oil pulling i think that helps alot too

    i highly recomend oil pulling

    now that the brain fog is gone i can now go and get my licence and i am now learning a new job as an aprentance to a upholstery shop working monday - friday 9-5 its wonderful i love it so much and learning alot

  2. it has been a while since i been here

    i have been involved in searching for grain free meals

    i have been making almond coconut meal muffins found out that i can not even tolorate rice or grains or anything from the cereal family

    since i gave up the cereal and grain family i have felt alot better no more desert feeling throat or feeling like i swollowed sand or powder

    so in that aspect is great brain fog has calmed down as did virtigo

    but boy do i ever know it if i have been glutenated wow or any of the other top 10 allergins

    i made a wonderful turkey dinner by only useing qunioa flour buckwheat flour and arrowroot flour for the gravy and using honey for sweetning the squash, carrots and stirfryed in coconut oil aspargus garlic green beans and almond meal over top the almond meal kindof tastes like parmasaun cheese thats pritty cool

    i made a coconut cream pie as well with almond meal agave and baking soda for crust and topping is 24hr cold coconut milk opened up from bottom pour out liquid whiped up the cream added coconut and sugar free vanilla pudding whipped that up and that was the topping omg talk about good now mind you when i used the pudding mix it was sugar free but also had aspratame in it and i did not really like the after taste of that so if i ever do that again im going to make sure that i have gluten-free vanilla and do a non aspratame version

    mind you im still having a hard time trying to figure out what to have for breakfast cause alot of times my guts no not really want anything thats so solid

    i have to try and find a nice soft soothing filling breakfast so i have alot of investagateing to do in the breakfast feild

    so im off to do some searching have a great day everyone :)

  3. ok folks first off im feeling pritty good lately thanks to the L-G probiotics and digestive enzimes

    the new doc says that the pro that i bought was the best on the market and made a good choice as well with the enzimes he just says keep doing what you are doing stay away from allergins keep going to the allergy dr and he will be currious to get a report back from the allergiest and to look at my file in the mean time do investagation your self choose healthy foods and i have to see him in 3 months

    then we will disscuss further testing for intolerences and celiac and everything so thats good

    i am able to tolorate sweet potato

    i have also been drinking pau d arco tea with yerb mate they are both really good soothing too

    so that is an update on me

  4. im in nova scotia canada

    i have been looking at some of the tea's but alot of them have soy

    i guess ill just have to keep trying them all until i find one i like i do like the pau d arco tea mind you i can not drink too much of it due to it's strongness

    and robooios tea thats nice

    chai is a bit too spicey im goign to look for a nice one on friday :)

  5. i am excited to see a new dr

    thanks so much this clears things up nicely

    my head is not functioning very clearly

    i do not know what has gotten into me but i ake all over joints ake muscle ake even my skin hurts i dont know if its malnutrition or malsorbition or is it the flu or what but all i know is i feel like total crap eyes are red and burn

    i took an allergy pill today as well in hopes it could be allergies

    mushroom what type of herbal teas would you suggest i see you have pritty much the same limitations as i do what is your fav herb tea to drink

  6. thanks mushroom

    i was able to create a very healthy allergy safe coconut cream chicken soup with chicken breasts chicken broth leeks garlic curry just a touch tumeric ginger green beans carrot broccoli it is delish

    i am getting confused when to take all this stuff

    allergy med

    digestive enzmies


    l glutemeine

    i took the digestive after i ate the soup and i made some squares from enjoy life gronola cocnut oil coconut cream milk agave coconut sugar cranberries cinammon it turned out pritty good

    i can not wait to see the new dr hopefully he can send me for the proper testing

  7. well today was going good until i decided to eat

    had a cup of tetley tea with coconut milk - nice not too burn

    then i decided i was hungry so i went looking and decided to try bob red mill hot cereal mighty tasty sure it deffentally is mighty tastey exp if you put a dlop of earth ballance drizzle of agave and sprinkle of cinamnon delish but what happened when it went down was not pritty intence pain started shot up to 9 for 1/2 hr then slowed down still there but bareable for oh about 10 min then it started hurting again and i think by the time it reaches a certian point D will happen i can feel it rumbleing

    so ok no grains the body says so ill tuck that away in the back of the cubbord for a while its a shame really it was yummy and in a normal gut filling :)

    so now what do i eat i feel like i just ate sandpaper or a big ball of sandpaper dumb ass i am i should have known better my guts are just too raw for this type of food but i was looking for a filler good greif

    well the search for food continues ttfn of to raid the kitchen for something

  8. it was so great to get out with the girls they were surprised at how much weight i lost and me too i caught a view of my self in her mirrors and wow i do look good on the outside

    now if i can just heal the inside ill be good

    i was not able to stomach much today i picked at a pork roast i made with tumeric ginger leeks onions garlic celery and a couple of carrots for flavour

    i picked at some coconut pudding i tryed to make

    added some blueberries to it

    had some enjoy life granola it was a little too dry i think if i were to make bars out of it and bake it that it would be easier to eat mabe

    i dont think my guts can handle any flours or grains i try but just end up feeling like i swollowed dust

    this is so frustrateing trying to figure out what foods my body will tolorate

  9. no nothing was said about coconut

    im super tired feeling but i am still doing housework somone has to do it and i am not the type to just lay around mabe ill take a nap later on

    i have to go to a friendship meeting we are going to be talking about our lodge trip that stresses me out cause we get together and eat lots of good food im so intolorant and i do not know for one day to the next what my guts can and can not eat i might just take some pre made chicken pieces and not quite sure just yet ill see what i can come with who know's i may just be able to prepare somethign really good by then i hope :) tonight they will be eating chocolate pie oh god yum but i know one fingure taste will do me in

    so ill be taking my enjoy life cookies i bought and drinking either water and bringing my own tea

  10. humm oh my i do not remember now when i go out again i'll check

    i broke out in hives all over last night

    woke up with swelling all over joint pain and stiffness

    and guts are quite tendar

    i was so very careful to what i ate yesterday

    i do not know what it could have been other than i found out there was soy in the chai tea

    i was out looking for a nice gentle tea to drink and i noticed they all have soy in the ing

    why in the heck do manufactors feel like they have to put soy in everything they produce good greif

    i wonder if it could have been too much sugar sub , i bought stevia and added it to the chai tea drank half a cup dumped it yuck did not like the taste tryed it again used less stevia its not too bad it will take some time to get usto i guess i really like the agave nectar better it has a cleaner taste

    then i made coconut pudding made with tapicoa flour/starch coconut milk and coconut nectar powder its pritty good

    well im off to clean the cubbords and fridge and well the entire kitchen needs a good ol flylady cleaning :) and i think ill put a pork roast in the oven as well :)

  11. Apples are not acidic, hon. If it bothered you, it's not because of acidity. Citrus fruits are acidic. Tomatoes are acidic. Do those bother your stomach?

    I used Enzymedica Digest Gold. They are expensive, I have to say, and I bought them through iherb.com They were recommended by folks on here and they work well for me.

    There are probably some good ones you can get at the health Food Store. Just be sure to read the labels and make sure there's no gluten, dairy or soy in there!

    I think NOW brand makes a good one.

    Search the forum for a topic on Digestive Enzymes and see what people suggest.

    yes citrus and tomatoes potatoes all nigthshades even herbs

    i looked for a digestive and they all had lactose in them gurrr i hope to make it to a healthfood store next time but for now ill just to keep doing what im doing it seems to be working i guess i want to rush it and i can not rush my guts they will take their own sweet time healing

    i found enjoylife foods oh thank god they invented this i had cereal with so delish coconut milk

    and i found granola now i just have to figure out how to make squares out of it

    and cookies but that is just have to be eaten carefully i have noticed that every time i have flour's or starches of any kind i feel like i swallowed dust

  12. what is a good digestive enzimes ? to take im going shopping today and would like to pick up something i know my vitimans have some digestive enzimes in it but should i be taking something extra ?

    i had a granny smith apple last night and oh burn no system not liking it to much acid have to go for somthing lighter

  13. yup all is well :)

    im making a turkey soup today with premade bone broth just unfroze and dumped in with sauted carrots celery onions leeks garlic cabbage cauliflour herbmare for flavouring

    and a bag of premade frozen turkey meat dumped that in and let it simmer all day :)

    oh i weighed my self and wow im 144 lbs wow before my digestive system messed up i was 198 lbs in a way thats good to loose all that weight getting alot of complements

    but in another way my insides are messed right up

    i swear i blame this all on my pill pushing doc

    but it all comes down to being able to have the smarts to heal this body my self and with the help of everyone here :)

  14. i know its nuts

    but i finally felt way better come mid afternoon i just drank l g and i found some cereal i dont have it with me right now but its called rice crisps i think anwyay its free of all top 10 allergens i had that with the so delish coconut milk oh and i found a can of coconut juice oh yummy i love coconut anything i hope to get coconut flour next time

    im now about to eat mashed sweet potato with earth ball butter

    boiled green beans and roasted chicken with just herbmare on it

    looks and smells yummy wish me luck :)

    and i have asian pare for desert half after supper and half later on for snack :) first time trying any type of fruit other than lemmon and blueberries in a long time :)

  15. woke up at 4am cough and puke guts out not good

    feeling super swollen and sore and yucky

    do not think my system likes flour's or could it be baking soda? humm i will stay away from baking soda for a while and see what happens i almost think it is just the way my guts feel

    and i think the pasta was just too heavy for my guts for right now mabe in a couple of months

  16. yea ill be eating quite light tomorrow wow that was some heavy stuff on the ol guts feeling rather bloated and yucky i think i ate too much as well opps

    the more it tryes to digest the yuckier i feel

    damm oh but it was yummy that will be a every once in a while type dish and only have a tiny bit like 1/3 cup insted i ended up eating a whole cup and that was too heavy on the guts its usto baby food like food and broth's and super soft meats and i go and hit it with solids like that oh well

    ill just put the rest in the freezer and reheat some other time :)

  17. ok i did not get alot of things on this list

    due to being in a small town

    im going tomorrow to the next town over they have a superstore hopefully i can find parsley rice milk coconut milk wow that was 4 bucks a can i got quina pasta and daya cheese im making some mac and cheese today whoooooo im excited :)

    nope i did not get aything in bulk :)

    trying the rididine again today

    huggs ttfn

  18. ok so the system did not like the ranidine felt super sick to stomach major hives took the other allergy

    i have to go out and get grocries wow what a task that is on a fixed budget main goal is i want to make some sort of muffins for morning with tea

    and mabe some sort of square healthy that is of course

    healthfood sotre

    rice flour b&w

    chick pea flour

    tapicoa starch

    quiona pasta to make macc and cheese

    daya cheese

    coconut milk


    earthballance butter what if i cant find that what is a good sub for that

    i would love cocoonut flour but we will see depending on the price

    egg white sub

    cranberries fresh and dryed


    mabe some nuts cashews for a recpie

    food store

    unsweet apple sauce

    chick peas

    pumpkin pie spice

    unflav gelatin







    sweet potato



    granny smith apples


    flat leaf parsley

    leaf lettuce


    ground chicken or turkey

    pork tenderloin its on sale :)

    how does that sound i am out of everything its like im starting out fresh lol i think mainly cause i have no idea what to eat but yall are being so much help in this area thank you all so very much expecially you irisheart not sure what i would do with out yall doc says stay away from groups like this lol probally cause he dosent want anyone to know what a quack he is lol

    gotta go blow dry my hair and get some food in this house i can acutally eat

    what are non acidic fruits kinof leary about trying oranges and apples but the oranges are going in the cranberries one orange zest and juice with cinammon sticks boil cranberries with agave or what ever sweetener you like and boy its sum good :)

    and the apples are on the cross cont list hummmm oh no im getting confused again lol lol

  19. ok ill get some allergy medication i just took benadril allergy that is all i had in the house

    ok wheat lactose soy chocolate out these cause the most issues as does nightshades

    im going to try root veggies like parsnips turnip carrot and make a decent tasting soup

    thanks so much this is really going to help me get groceries tomorrow i hope

    and cats yes i have 2 i can not get rid of them so taking allergy pill should help i would hope

    i feel like i have been on the elemation phase for 6 months now i really hope taking a allergy med will help that will be wonderful to be able to tolorate more foods

    does anyone know what would cause my glands to swell behind my ears all the time today they are bad

    and omg last night was nasty

    i had pain wraping like a band around my upper right thy where it connects and lighteingin down my thy wraping around my knee i could not sit lay stand i was in intence pain it hit around 6:30 pm and i did not get to sleep until 3 or so its super tendar today i have to walk gently and i have not done too much today at all it sure took alot out of me thats for sure

    gotta run thanks so much for all your help

  20. i managed to eat some green soup ill sip on that all day

    for tomorrow i need to get everything i need for 2 weeks we are going to town and wont be able to go again for another 2 weeks

    i am so confused it makes my head hurt as what foods to eat what not to eat

    what to buy and what not to buy god greif