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post #21 of 93
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momofmine, sounds like we might have the same husband, LOL.

I seem to remember reading somewhere that that Custom Probiotics are extremely strong.... I wonder if it was maybe your previous experience was just too much at once? Anyway, I really hope you can work around to having the yogurt; it's been great for us on so many levels. DS does have a bit of a dairy sensitivity (used to cause reflux as a baby, now he just gets congested if he has too much), but he's a giant fast-growing kid who needs all the nutrition he can get. We've tried various calcium supplements in the past, but I can't find an SCD legal one that looks child-friendly and half decent. And the dairy has other stuff, like B vitamins, that are hard to get at this stage of the diet.

Speaking of supplements... I don't like taking more than the RDA of synthetic vitamins, so we're each taking about 1/8 of a tablet of the Freeda SCD B-complex. It's kind of a hassle splitting the pills, but at least they're easy for the children to swallow. And even at that dose, it's enough to turn our pee bright yellow.
post #22 of 93
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Forgot to add... We have an Omega juicer (the 8001), but it's been in storage for a few years, and now I can't find the juicing screen. : So, as it happens, I'm planning to dig around in the garage this weekend and look for DH's old Juiceman. I know that the high speed oxidizes the juice, but if you're going to drink it right away, it should still be very nutritious. At this stage of the diet, any juicer is better than none, IMO.

In general, the Omega is better for greens like wheatgrass and kale, but the Juiceman is great for soft, juicy fruits like pineapple and grapes. Those tend to "flood" the Omega (my model, anyway), unless you alternate them with something hard like apples.

Both juicers are fine for carrots and celery. Even my ancient little Braun juicer did a good job with those.
post #23 of 93
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Last night's dinner was a big hit. I made clam chowder, using small 3"-ish rutabagas instead of potatoes. (I've read that the big rutabagas are more indigestible, for some reason.) Here's the recipe I came up with:

3 tbsp. SCD legal bacon fat
1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
3 small rutabagas, peeled, quartered, and sliced
3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
2 stalks celery, strings removed, sliced

Saute vegetables in bacon fat over medium-low heat until onions and rutabaga are translucent. Add:

* Juice from 4 x 6.5 oz cans additive-free clams or other seafood (I used 2 cans Bar Harbor clams & 2 cans TJ's mussels), strained to remove sediment
* Homemade salt-free chicken stock as needed, so vegetables are covered
* 1/4 tsp thyme
* 2 bay leaves
* dash of cayenne

Simmer until the vegetables are tender, around 20 minutes. Puree soup with a blender. Reheat gently, adding:

* Reserved canned clams or other seafood
* 1 cup SCD French cream

If you're dairy-free, I think it would be fine without the cream. It's plenty thick on its own, but you could enrich it with an egg yolk or two.

My 16 month old was a huge fan of the chowder. She quickly abandoned the spoon, and was sticking her whole fist in and sucking it off her fingers. As soon as she'd eaten it all (which was surprisingly fast), she would bellow for another bowl. She also took her first steps last night at bedtime. She'd been right on the verge of walking for months, but didn't seem to have the nerve. Is it just a coincidence... or was it the clams?
post #24 of 93

Wow!

Wow! I didn't know rutabagas were SCD-legal. That's good to know. What about turnips? I never checked; I was just working on the assumption that they were like potatoes, and thus disallowed.

I would be so psyched if I had a potato-substitute for stews.

Oh, well. I looked it up-- rutabagas allowed, but turnips are a no-go.
post #25 of 93
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Rutabagas are okay, but they're only supposed to be used in moderation because they're quite fibrous. Otherwise, I would have used more rutabagas and skipped the carrots.

Turnips and parsnips were originally allowed, but some people didn't do well with them, so now they're considered an "experimental" food... not recommended in the early stages, but okay to try once substantial healing has taken place. (This is going from memory, as I can't find my copy of BTVC. If I'm getting this wrong, feel free to correct me.) Parsnips are quite high in carbs & fiber relative to the other permitted root vegetables, so it makes sense that they could be problematic. Turnips are comparable to carrots and rutabaga in their carb count, though, so I'm not sure what the trouble with them is. In any case, I'm guessing that big turnips would cause more problems than little ones.

BTW, you can also use cauliflower in the chowder, instead of rutabaga. Low-carb web sites have a lot of recipes that use cauliflower, including "cauliflower mashed potatoes," which are very tasty. Again, though, don't go overboard. Too much indigestible fiber seems to be problematic for many of us.
post #26 of 93
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momofmine, sounds like we might have the same husband, LOL.

I seem to remember reading somewhere that that Custom Probiotics are extremely strong.... I wonder if it was maybe your previous experience was just too much at once?


so we're each taking about 1/8 of a tablet of the Freeda SCD B-complex. It's kind of a hassle splitting the pills, but at least they're easy for the children to swallow.

Maybe we can get them together!

I don't really remember now about the CP probiotics, but I am thinking that we did go slow, but I don't really remember what the ultimate outcome was. So, are you just doing yogurt and no probiotic supp? Your experience with dairy sounds like ours, which is why I have been avoiding it. I also have this hang-up because last year (while not on SCD) I finally decided to let my kids try drinking raw milk (they had never had milk before, only cheese and yogurt) and within a couple of months, they both got strep for the first time. This is just my own baggage, but I had strep repeatedly as a child, then found out I was allergic to dairy, and after removing dairy, never got strep again.

(SIDE NOTE TO PB IF YOU'RE STILL HERE: HEY! Is THAT what you are talking about with miasms?? There is a light bulb going off for me right now.)

I've been considering trying dairy again, but I also just wonder about dairy in general, aside from my own experience. As a food, were we meant to drink other animal milk? I don't know, I'm still trying to figure out what I think about that.

How old are your kids that are swallowing the 1/8 pill? I've never tried it with mine. I do think I need a B supp.

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Both juicers are fine for carrots and celery. Even my ancient little Braun juicer did a good job with those.

That's good to know about the juicer. I may drag it out and try it. Since we aren't doing anything raw yet, I can still put raw vegs and fruits in the juicer and drink that? Because we aren't getting the fiber? Is that correct?

Thanks so much for the chowder recipe, sounds awesome. I was holding off on celery and onions, because of the fiber. We've had onions just a handful of times in these two months. Maybe we can try celery now.

Regarding cauliflower, I use that all the time. I make the mashed cauliflower "potatoes" practically every other night. Since we were avoiding dairy, I use chix broth instead of butter. It's a little runnier, but still very yummy. And thanks for the egg thickening tip. I have used an egg in the cauliflower potatoes to thicken it, and it was very yummy.

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* Juice from 4 x 6.5 oz cans additive-free clams or other seafood (I used 2 cans Bar Harbor clams & 2 cans TJ's mussels), strained to remove sediment
Are you finding additive-free canned seafood at Trader Joe's? I was wondering about crabmeat. The only I have been able to find is the Phillip's in cans, which is very expensive, but it had sodium acid pyrophosphate (to prevent the formation of struvite crystals). Same thing with shrimp, can't find the frozen shrimp without additives either.

And, definitely YES to that on the fiber. I have found that too much fiber is what causes problems for them again too, more mushy, floating, looser stools. But then I have to balance it out by getting enough fat into them, so that they go. It's a fine line here right now. My kids definitely don't get constipated, just the fat seems important to keep things moving, not the fiber, as most people think.
post #27 of 93
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Sorry to have been away from the thread so long. We've had a lot going on... nasty weather, multiple power outages, my car broke down, and at one point we even ran out of ripe bananas. (The horror!!!)

The strep/dairy connection is interesting. At 10 months, DD1 got a rash that the ped diagnosed as "textbook scarlet fever." This is quite rare in babies, and I've always suspected that it was related to my introducing raw kefir a few days earlier. At the time, we didn't have access to a homeopath or other alternative practitioner that we trusted, so we ended up giving her the antibiotics. I was very conflicted about it, as I knew it was a bad idea to suppress a rash (and she didn't even seem very sick, just bright red), but but my grandfather had had serious health problems from rheumatic heart disease, so we weren't comfortable just waiting it out.

My 3-year-old can swallow the cut-up vitamins without any problems. If he couldn't, I'd do my usual trick: crush them and mix them with a little honey or homemade jam. It works for pretty much everything.

Regarding seafood, we get canned fish and mussels at Trader Joe's, clams and smoked oysters by the case from Amazon, and frozen fish and scallops from a few different places. We're not especially fond of crab or shrimp, so I haven't looked for those since we've been on the diet. I do recall that shrimp virtually always has sulfites, and often (in the case of Chinese farmed shrimp) has unapproved drug residues. Sulfites are SCD legal, but I tend to get headaches from them, so shrimp is pretty much out for us.

As for the question of what we were "meant to" eat, I'm not sure how one could go about establishing such a list (though having a copy would certainly make life easier ). One thing I do know is that many healthy populations, in diverse parts of the world, have been consuming dairy products for thousands of years. They're a food of civilization -- as are grains and pulses -- but civilization is a natural part of being human. If I were to give up dairy on the grounds that it wasn't available to my hunter-gatherer ancestors, I'd also have to give up central heating, air conditioning, electric light and refrigeration... not to mention tropical, out-of-season, canned, or frozen fruits, coffee and tea, distilled liquor, carbonated water, and honey as more than an occasional delicacy. These things have been part of my ancestors' lives for far less time than dairy products, and one could certainly come up with an argument against each of them on health grounds. But I'm not going to be the one to take a stand for "paleo purity." The SCD is hard enough as it is, without having to stand over a smoky campfire dressed in animal skins, making applesauce from some wrinkled old apples that I've stored in the back of my cave. Cheese is a venerable food, and it agrees with my digestion, so I'm happy to be able to have some... along with a dish of guacamole, a glass of lemonade, and (once this baby is born) an occasional scotch and soda on the rocks. :
post #28 of 93
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Oh yes the animal skins. Too funny. I totally see what you are saying. Yes, tropical fruits would be out, unless you lived near them. I guess dairy is just a hard one for me because I have never tolerated it well, and it always makes me wonder if our bodies were designed to drink breastmilk from another species. I do agree that many populations have been thriving on it, and maybe after healing my own body more I will be able to handle it better.

Sorry you guys have had a rough week! That's very interesting about your ten month old with the scarlet fever rash. Yes, strep is very, very rare in one so young. I know it does happen, but it's just not at all common. Did she have any residual effects from the abx? Are you on the SCD for yourself mainly or your kids? When my 3 yo had abx for strep, he had never had abx before in his life, and has never since then, but that one round of abx messed up his digestion and gut flora so much that we worked for almost a year to get things back to normal before now trying SCD. It's really quite crazy.
post #29 of 93
I need to make a cake for a birthday celebration, and we have tried almond and pecan butter, but I'm keeping it limited right now. BUT, I am out of the nut butters, and have to order them (because we need peanut-free ones), and the only thing I can actually buy at a local store that would be peanut-free is Sunbutter. SCD says to wait three months for seeds, but do you think Sunbutter would be okay? And we are exactly two months.
post #30 of 93
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I guess you've probably made some kind of cake already, but FWIW I wouldn't chance the Sunbutter. Well, maybe if it was a one-time thing, and you were each only going to have a tiny serving... equal to a couple of teaspoons of seeds. Anyway, I hope it went (goes?) well.

We're still kind of in the doldrums around here. Late last week, we had to go to a social event at an unfamiliar restaurant, and I got glutened. It was just one bite, but I was in horrible shape for the first few days and I'm still not back to normal. Now I'm finding myself wondering if some of my ongoing problems have been due to low-level gluten ingestion. After many years of being GF, I'd become fairly relaxed about cross-contamination, even to the point of eating McCann's and Country Choice oatmeal (this was before "GF oats" were available) and sharing a dishwasher and toaster oven with my gluten-eating family. Of course, that wouldn't account for the whole picture, as I also have trouble with additives and refined carbs in many commercial GF products. And it's still a mystery as to how I developed this gluten sensitivity in the first place.

I'm actually thinking about taking my kids off the SCD, and just having them be GF with minimal packaged foods. I'm pretty sure that would be fine for my younger two, as they don't have a lot of digestive or behavior issues. I'm not so sure about my eldest; the diet might be helping her, though it's hard to tell for certain. Anyway, for the sake of harmony I think it should be "all or none," and it's become really hard to keep up with feeding all of them, especially my 3 year old DS who eats like a horse. If I could just serve him some starch with his meals, I know he wouldn't be clamoring for snacks every couple of hours, which would make life a lot easier.

As for me, I think the diet is helping a lot, and I really want to stick with it... but I'm hardly gaining any weight, which is a bit of a concern as I'm well into the 2nd trimester and wasn't huge to start with (though I was somewhat overweight this time around). The lack of weight gain is in spite of substantial regular meals, and frequent snacks of Havarti, guacamole, fresh apple juice, farmer's cheese, and other high-calorie foods. I'll have to see how things go in the next week or two. And I really need to get back to the store that sells the SCD legal bacon.
post #31 of 93
I didn't gain as much weight during the middle part of my 2 nd pregnancy either, and only gained about 20 or 22 pounds the whole time, but I started off about 10-15 pounds over my ideal weight. I ate about 80% SCD the whole time, but allowed myself limited sprouted grain bread, occassional GF grains, and some bars like Larabars. But that was minimal. Actually I probably ate more like 90 or 95% SCD. I think if you are eating well, and started off overweight, and feel good, I wouldn't be concerned. but if you are concerned, I would just get more legal carbs than going back to GF carbs. Also make sure you are getting plenty of good fats. I didn't realize you were pregnant, congratulations!
post #32 of 93
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I think if you are eating well, and started off overweight, and feel good, I wouldn't be concerned. but if you are concerned, I would just get more legal carbs than going back to GF carbs. Also make sure you are getting plenty of good fats. I didn't realize you were pregnant, congratulations!
Thanks

Regarding the fat, I was eating a ton in the beginning, but haven't paid as much attention to that since the children started the diet. Before going on the SCD this time around, I'd been experimenting with the "Optimal Diet", which is low-carb and very high-fat, with an emphasis on organ meats and specific animal fats: cream, butter, egg yolks, and lard. Very TF and nutritious, but I was uncertain about continuing with it. The OD isn't very well known in the US (I just stumbled upon it online), so there isn't much of a supportive community here, and I'm not sure what sort of adjustments are supposed to be made in pregnancy. The SCD seemed safer, esp. since I was pregnant with now 3 yo DS the last time I tried it, and he's always been pretty healthy.

At first, I tried doing a high-fat SCD, with around 100-150 g each of protein and carbs, and the balance from fat. IIRC, this worked out to about 60% of calories from fat, vs. around 80% on the OD. This was hard to keep up with; I actually needed a spreadsheet to make sure I didn't slip into "high protein" by mistake. I had to put French cream on everything, add extra fat to all meat dishes (even the ones made with fatty cuts), and even spread butter on my cheese. Speaking of which, I love butter, but without starchy foods or baked goods to have with it, I find I'm eating a lot less. The creator of the OD, Dr. Kwasniewski, actually recommends eating your daily carb allowance in the form of potatoes, as they're such a good vehicle for fat... LOL.

But then the banana-eating hordes descended, and I've been spending so much time keeping everyone fed that I haven't had time to concentrate on getting lots of fat. We still eat more fat than average, but it's not a huge amount. So I'm not joking when I say I desperately need the legal bacon! And additive-free heavy cream for the yogurt. In the beginning, I was making two types of yogurt: the "light" kind with half and half, and the "heavy" one with cream.

BTW, there's a really good blog about very high-fat diets. Lots of commentary on the latest scientific research. The comments are often interesting, with quite a few discussions about the OD, Paleo, SCD, WAPF, Failsafe, etc.

Hyperlipid blog: http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/
post #33 of 93
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Forgot to mention that the munchkins are off the diet as of breakfast. We were out of bananas, so I gave them each a GF tortilla that I found in the freezer. (I never noticed before how much JUNK is in those! Soy derivatives, canola oil, even corn syrup... and these are made by a small local producer, and sell for $$$ at Whole Foods. : ) They haven't had any noticeable reactions. What's more, it's now three hours later, and there have been no complaints of hunger. Phew. I'll put them back on the diet if things seem to deteriorate, but for now it's nice to have some breathing room.

We're also getting a 2nd fridge delivered on Monday. This is something that we were planning to do pre-SCD, but having five people on the diet made it almost a necessity. I'm not happy about the extra energy usage, but it will be replacing a small upright freezer (which was being used to store mail-ordered GF baked goods), so it won't have a huge impact. And I'm thinking it will prevent a lot of wasted food. We don't currently have room for all our CSA vegetables, so quite a lot of the produce goes bad, and even the stuff we eat has often lost a lot of its vitamins by the time we get around to using it.

I'm thinking we can keep the spare fridge a little warmer than the main one, and just use it for stuff that's not too temperature sensitive, like cheese, apples, pickles, and root vegetables. Kind of like a root cellar... which I'd love to have, but isn't really possible in a rented bungalow in a warm climate.
post #34 of 93
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Well, I just made my first SCD mistake (not counting the gluten incident, which was apparently due to the waiter not really listening). We've already had small amounts of mango in mixed fruit purees, with no ill effects. I bought a case of mangos last week, and they're now perfectly ripe, so I figured this would be a good time to start eating them. We usually have bananas at breakfast, so I just went about slicing and serving the mangos the same way, forgetting that they're supposed to be cooked & pureed at this stage. So I just ate a whole raw mango. It was a small one, but still.... I feel like an outlaw, LOL.

Anyway, it was so good -- and I felt so much more "alive" afterward -- it reminded me that this cooked-food diet is bound to be missing some nutrients. I really need to find the juicer. (We never did get around to searching the garage the last two weekends, what with the power outages and gluten poisoning and everything.)

Hope you're doing well.
post #35 of 93
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Not sure if anyone is still following this thread (momofmine, are you buried under a mountain of bananas? ), but just wanted to bump it in case any newcomers are interested in joining.

I was just starting to feel back to normal after the gluten incident, then I had to do the gestational diabetes screening yesterday. (I was able to use an alternative testing method in previous pregnancies, but due to DD2's congenital problems, I'm considered somewhat "high risk" this time around.) My score was fine; I guess all that grape juice and honey has got my system used to handling simple sugars. Unfortunately, I felt absolutely terrible today... weak, dizzy, etc. I haven't felt so bad for years. I doubt it's just from the glucose; I'm more suspicious of the additives in the drink. The stuff is toxic swill. If we end up having more children, and I'm pressured to do the test again, I'm going to demand that they provide a pure glucose solution.

BTW, I tried the "Lois (Not Lang) Herb Bread" on this page. It contains egg whites rather than whole eggs, can be made with nut butter instead of nut flour, and it's unsweetened and dairy-free. It's crumbly, but delicious.... kind of scone-like. Makes a tasty snack.
post #36 of 93
Hi! I'm still around! Yes, still monitoring banana ripeness at various stages around the house. I've finally gotten used to the looks and questions from the store clerks when I buy *literally* 10 bunches of bananas at one time. I think I need some catchy comebacks. I usually get, "Are you making banana bread?" Or, "Whoa, what are you going to DO with all those bananas??"
LOL

I'm sorry you had to drink that horrible stuff. I did the "alternative meal" test the first pregnancy, because I refused to drink it, and the 2nd time I just skipped.

So, how are the kids doing?

I am now wondering when to intro some raw stuff for my two boys. They are doing really well. Gaining weight and stools getting better and better.
I think I may try adding in enzymes first. We also aren't doing any kind of probiotics, and I really want to try some, maybe some sauerkraut juice, or coconut yogurt. I am still hesitating on trying dairy with them. I tried butter, and after two days (of not much of it at all) they had a cold, which they could have been getting anyway, but...I stopped the butter anyway.

ETA: THANKS! for the bread link!
post #37 of 93
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Glad you're still here! It's great to hear that your boys are doing so well. Are they having much in the way of raw juices yet? If not, that would probably be a good place to start. It would be wonderful if they could start having the raw stuff soon.

My children are doing okay, though I've seen a bit of a decline in their behavior and digestion since they went off the SCD. It's been most noticeable in the last few days, after they started eating bread made from Pamela's GF mix (I bought a case from Amazon a while back, and still have several packages), so it might be the additives rather than the grains per se. I'll try going zero tolerance on the packaged stuff for the next little while. If that doesn't help, I'll put them back on the diet, maybe starting dairy-free this time. I'm still a little nervous about my ability to keep up with the cooking -- they're such bottomless pits when it comes to food -- but the extra fridge should make things easier. We go through about 6 dozen eggs per week as it is, and that would probably increase if they were off dairy, or if we were having more of the nut breads.

The SCD-type meals have really helped to make a dent in my children's pickiness, especially now that I've started withholding the sweet stuff until the main dish gets eaten. This morning, I made a breakfast that was inspired by my Polish cookbook: sautee some thinly sliced mushrooms and green onions, then throw in a can of kippers (drained) and stir them around a little, then add half a dozen eggs and scramble it all together. It was very tasty, and my children are used to having smoked fish for breakfast, but they turned up their noses at first because of the vegetables. Still, they eventually ate it when they realized that nothing else was forthcoming. This is the first time *ever* that DD1 has eaten scrambled eggs with any sort of green stuff mixed in... and I've tried many, many times. Combined with her newfound willingness to eat avocado and cooked carrots, it's a near miracle.

Meanwhile, I'm still recovering from my Glucola debauch. Last night, I took some Carbo Veg. (charcoal in homeopathic potency), as the symptoms were a good match and it's helped me with other problems in the past. Since then, my digestion has been worse if anything, but my mood and energy level have been better. I think that's a good sign. We also just received a book that I ordered 2nd hand online... it's an older book by Carol Sinclair, I forget the title, but she developed a low-starch diet to treat IBS, and it's also been used to help people with ankylosing spondylitis (a type of arthritis). It's a similar principle to the SCD; the goal is to starve out klebsiella, which is a pathogen that feeds on undigested starch. I'm looking forward to reading it. It seems like a simpler diet, so it might be helpful for DH. He claims to want to do the SCD, but somehow manages to forget all the rules when he's at work and one of his colleagues brings in take-out. (It's a mysterious syndrome whereby the aroma of General Tso's chicken causes an abrupt decrease in blood flow to the brain. )
post #38 of 93
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We also just received a book that I ordered 2nd hand online... it's an older book by Carol Sinclair, I forget the title, but she developed a low-starch diet to treat IBS, and it's also been used to help people with ankylosing spondylitis (a type of arthritis). It's a similar principle to the SCD; the goal is to starve out klebsiella, which is a pathogen that feeds on undigested starch. I'm looking forward to reading it. It seems like a simpler diet, so it might be helpful for DH. He claims to want to do the SCD, but somehow manages to forget all the rules when he's at work and one of his colleagues brings in take-out. (It's a mysterious syndrome whereby the aroma of General Tso's chicken causes an abrupt decrease in blood flow to the brain. )
LOL, yes that's a strange syndrome, quite common I think.

Can you post the title of that book? When we had a CDSA for DS1 years ago, Klebsiella was the main bacteria he had. Plus, I think he still does worse with things like butternut squash. It is supposed to be one of the main easy vegetables, but I think it might have too much starch. But it is really hard to do without out winter squash, with not having so many other things (no dairy, no almond flour yet). What happens is his stools get a bit more mushy and they come out in lots of small pieces, as opposed to being one or two long formed pieces. But he's gaining weight at an amazing rate, after having actually lost a few pounds, so I haven't cut out the butternut squash completely, I just limit it. But that's one reason why I was thinking digestive enzymes.

I haven't done the raw juice yet, but that is definitely on my list. I actually re-started the intro for myself using the GAPS intro (which feels much harder, but I'm going through it quickly this time). I was sneaking raw fruit for myself for about a week (haven't done it with the kids yet) and it really set me back. Increased cravings, weight gain, starting to get a few other symptoms I had before.

I am getting the same underarm rash I had when I first did SCD intro, but it's not as bad. I wonder if it could be due to being in ketosis?

I'd love to read that book too.
post #39 of 93
Also, I think with the diet sometimes we don't see immediate sx when stopping, but it comes back over time. Just to say though, that both my kids were bottomless pits for the first month or 6 weeks, I am literally eating every 2 hours or more. And they were STARVING all the time. But now their appetites have normalized, and we can go three meals a day, with bananas and leftovers for snack if they are hungry in between. I try to make a lot of things that will have leftovers for at least a snack, like cook a large pork roast int he crock pot and make the boiled-down tomato bbq sauce and have pork bbq, for example. They eat a lot of hamburgers, a lot of smoothies with bananas, raw egg, coconut oil.
post #40 of 93
Triple posting here, but I have re-started using the GAPS intro for myself, and I am feeling super low blood sugar. This happens to me when I do the SCD intro too, and I wake up by about the third morning feeling weak, heart beating faster, very impatient. It makes me want to move forward quickly, but at the same time I want to do this right. But I just want to eat a banana. Not sure what to do.
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