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My pleasure :-)  Happy and exciting times ahead for you guys!  Best of luck blowkiss.gif and keep us updated!

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Organicviolin, thanks! I am so interested to see how my pregnancy will go considering I've been eating this way for a year and doing crossfit for about 6 months. I am also taking the fermented cod liver and butter oil blend and plan on continuing it.



 

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So here we are eating wheat wheat and more wheat! DD has been having a lot of medical issues lately and turns out it's allergen related...

 

she is VERY dairy intolerant but surprisingly not allergic. She is allergic to eggs, tomato, strawberries, sesame, and grapes so far...Which isn't too bad except for the eggs. ALL she ate for protein was eggs! She wont touch meat except sometimes sausage! I keep giving her cereal and hash (potato) I have to follow her diet as well since we are still nursing.

 

I just feel like she cant eat anything anymore and this sucks! She loves veggies and bananas and that's about it besides now loving wheat products...She was not allergic to wheat.

 

So I feel like IDK what to do now...


To me it seems like she's on the grain addiction band wagon - perhaps I'm wrong, it's hard to say.  Perhaps you can try to limit it then cut it out?  I've found that my toddler does so much better sans grains in general, but like all kids when given the opportunity he will eat bread and lots of it if allowed.  So, we just don't have it in the house really.  My in-laws sometimes bring it (Colombian bread) but then he ends up having not the greatest poo for a couple of days....sigh.  I find when it's in the house that's all he wants to eat, when it's not then he's more than happy to eat meat and veg and some fruit etc.  Is your DD allergic to the yolk or the white of eggs?  Perhaps you can give her yolks with no problem - it is the white that is the allergenic part.  Or is it something that the chickens are eating (like soy, corn, GMO creepies?) 

Also, when grain isn't an option he eats more well rounded as well.  Our rule is that you eat was is served and the next time you eat, you eat was served so that way eventually the food gets eaten, even if it's not on our (DH and my) timeline but his.  It gives him some control over it which is great.

BTW even if DS skips a meal, he'll never let himself go hungry - eventually he caves and eats what's offered rather than when he would prefer in that moment.  They won't starve themselves I swear!

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She is allergic to both white and yolk I asked the allergist about what they eat but she's not allergic to soy or corn so it's a no. Anyway she said it wouldn't matter with the testing they did it was the egg itself.

 

She eats mostly veggies and fruits still I just feel like IDK what else to give her. We JUST put the grains back like 3 or 4 days ago. I haven't been able to get her to eat meat ever really.

 

At meals she eats the veggies and won't touch the meat.  I'm not the kind of person who makes 2 different meals it's eat what we have or don't!

 

She eats mostly blueberries and bananas right now, like as the bulk of her diet. 3-4 bananas a day! Doesn't seem to be much I can do about it. I'm really pushing the sausages though!

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Sosurreal09, I haven't read this entire thread and may be missing some background on DD's health and diet. Is she allergic to any other nuts/seeds, or just sesame? My husband and I enjoy coconut products and sometimes breads or pancakes prepared with coconut and/or almond flour. Just a thought. Your situation sounds frustrating.

 

Also, I've had a lot of success personally with finding a great practitioner of NAET. Doing this helped relieve me of all kinds of sensitivities and allergies including almonds, eggs, onions, vitamin D, and the list goes on.
 

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Originally Posted by sosurreal09 View Post

So here we are eating wheat wheat and more wheat! DD has been having a lot of medical issues lately and turns out it's allergen related...

 

she is VERY dairy intolerant but surprisingly not allergic. She is allergic to eggs, tomato, strawberries, sesame, and grapes so far...Which isn't too bad except for the eggs. ALL she ate for protein was eggs! She wont touch meat except sometimes sausage! I keep giving her cereal and hash (potato) I have to follow her diet as well since we are still nursing.

 

I just feel like she cant eat anything anymore and this sucks! She loves veggies and bananas and that's about it besides now loving wheat products...She was not allergic to wheat.

 

So I feel like IDK what to do now...


 

 

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We do use coconuts and almonds. Lunch is the biggest toughie for us b/c it was usually a couple of boiled eggs, baby tomatoes, and some greens...We seem to be doing almond butter and blueberry jam sandwiches now...

 

Last day of testing is today! Hope there are no more allergies...

 

Her holistic ped is an allergen specialist I know we will work on healing them not just avoiding. I see him on the 29th

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Oh good!  have you thought of smoothies perhaps??  Maybe you've tried it?  With coconut milk maybe if she's sensitive to dairy (I don't remember if she is or isn't at this point - my apologies!  I wouldn't worry too much about it (easier said than done).  My DS who's 2.5 will tend to go on certain food binges (not the right word) where he only will eat 2 or 3 foods during a day.  So yesterday it was smoked salmon and lobster (I'm not complaining!!!) My ped and several other people say that as long as they get a balance over a period of time, not necessarily in a day, then they will be fine.  Trust her body (I trust my DS's bodies) as they will eat what their body needs (given junk food isn't an option with our family so that makes that argument negligable - just like in your home I'm sure).

Perhaps there's an underlying leaky gut thing happening?  I've heard that kids who are picky eaters tend to have an underlying leaky gut issue.  GAPS does wonders for that.  Will she drink/eat bone broth and soups???

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She won't DRINK anything except water and breast milk. No new allergens today!

 

I make bone broth all the time and sneak it in with cooking with it and what not. We also do eat rice now and have been cooking the rice in the broth as oppose to water.

 

She's not a picky eater she just won't eat meat. Does that make sense? Like she will eat everything else under the sun except meat!

 

She may have some leaky gut issues she had a ton of vax reactions and we are STILL working on healing her. greensad.gif

 

As for me in this pregnancy I am practically carnivorous! I can't get enough meat! I'm gaining quite a bit though....but no where near what I gained with DD.

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No offense, but I hated the Everyday Paleo cookbook. The pictures are atrocious and the recipes were very basic. I understand that it is for, I suppose, a "working" type family, but they seem so basic, I don't know who isn't already cooking like that. I mean there is a recipe for apples and almond butter... that seems like a no-brainer.

 

My husband and I love the Paleo Comfort Foods cookbook as well as the Make it Paleo cookbook. We only eat locally (organic when we can) & grass-fed and consider ourselves Primal, not Paleo, but it is hard to find Primal cookbooks we like. We have been kind of "off" the diet these last few weeks of my pregnancy simply due to the  holidays and I have gotten a ton of head colds. I am also not going to turn away food from anyone offering it after the birth, so it will probably be until March before we are fully Primal again. I miss it...

 

Side note: we typically follow Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint.

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Okay, question y'all.  I just started eating primal on Jan. 2.  I haven't been perfect but it's been waaaaay better than what we've been eating (fast food 3-6X/week, sweets and desserts galore, simple carbs, grains, etc).  I've been eating a good amount of root veggies like carrots, turnips, jicama, and a bit of sweet potato.  Is that too many carbs?  I'm still nursing my youngest all day and my oldest nurses morning and night.  We are a car-free family so most of our trips are walking, but we've been walking less due to weather (hello Portland!).

 

I feel more satisfied when I eat the root veggies.  If I don't (like today's lunch of hamburger patties and salad veggies) I have a feeling of fulness but still an aching hunger.  Is that normal?  Is that me switching over to burning fats?  What is that?

 

I'm still having a hard time eating a ton of meat (used to be vegan), but I want to say I eat at least a pound of meat a day.

 

What do you ladies and gents think?

 

Oh, and yesterday and today all I wanted was a half-gallon of ice cream.  But, then, I started yesterday so that's probably what it was.  I picked up some Lindt's 90% chocolate but it's so waxy, it's pretty gross.  I think it's just a low quality chocolate because I love the dark stuff.  Anyways, the chocolate didn't do much for my cravings.

 

 

 

Edited for typos, way too many typos.

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I feel more satisfied when I eat the root veggies.  If I don't (like today's lunch of hamburger patties and salad veggies) I have a feeling of fulness but still an aching hunger.  Is that normal?  Is that me switching over to burning fats?  What is that?

 



I also eat a lot of root vegetables.  Have you done an analysis on FitDay or anything like that to see how many grams of carbs you're getting on an average day?  I do NOT do well below 100g of carbs and still lose weight between 100-200g.  I feel that empty-fullness too, and it's too uncomfortable for me to just endure it.

 

That said I've been having major sugar/flour binges in the afternoons :(.  I eat very well all morning and through lunch, but at 2:00 or 3:00, I'm rummaging through the pantry trying to find something to "fill".  I'm pretty sure I get enough fat (cook everything with butter, bacon fat, or coconut oil) and enough protein (around 80g/day), but the afternoons are killing me!  Then of course, I feel like total crap for the rest of the day.  So, what do you do when the sugar/wheat cravings hit hard?

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So what doe you guys think about bacon? I mean nitrates are nitrates even if it's "nitrate free" it has nitrates that are naturally occuring from celery. We do lard for cooking fine but bacon is considered a treat here.

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So, what do you do when the sugar/wheat cravings hit hard?


First, I try to make sure I eat plenty of protein and fat in the morning.  If I don't, I'm starving by 10 a.m.  I also like to have a cup of tea somewhere in the morning.  I don't know why, but it seems to fill a craving for sweets (there's no sweetener of any kind).  I find that lunch tends to wear off by about 3:00 at the latest, and I'm starving.  It helps to have a snack.  Yesterday, it was two hard-boiled eggs, today it was an apple with almond butter.  Twice, I've made a chai with exactly one teaspoon of honey in the bottom, and a little cream at the top.  If I'm busy, it helps to distract me from the cravings, and by the time I actually remember that I'm craving it, it seems pointless to indulge, because it's almost supper time.  Sometimes, I just have to power through it, lol.  

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Lazurii have you double checked your adrenal health?  That can be a sure sign of a problem - the afternoon cravings etc.  Eat something with protein rather than going for the carbs - the feeling will go away.  Let me know if you need help figuring out your adrenal health.

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Lazurii have you double checked your adrenal health?  That can be a sure sign of a problem - the afternoon cravings etc.  Eat something with protein rather than going for the carbs - the feeling will go away.  Let me know if you need help figuring out your adrenal health.



Not Lazurii, but can tell me a little about adrenal health orngbiggrin.gif?

 

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Hi All,

 

Just beginning transitioning to live foods...Chiropractor says my adrenals are shot, weaning off stimulants, doing lots of sea salt, got a juicer, learning to ferment things, eating raw (frozen) placenta...

 

So far the placenta helps the most.  Is eating frozen deer liver safeish in terms of parasites?  Any good adrenal protocols appreciated!

 

 

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My adrenals might be shot, I think I have a lot of symptoms.  I don't give into my carb cravings.  Well, okay, I had 10-15 peanut butter M&M's last night, but I don't think that's as bad as the 1/2 gal of ice cream I wanted.

 

I don't think I'm eating too many carbs, my total carbs seem to be going down over the last day or two.  I have a hard time eating enough fat, I think.  I'm almost done with my jar of tallow, I'm going to try some lard next.  I have 5 gal of coconut oil but it burns/itches my throat.  I'm pretty sure it's a yeast-die-off reaction and not an allergy because I put some oil on the inside of my elbow and it didn't react.  I've also used coconut oil on my vulva for yeast and itching and the coconut oil soothes instead of burning or itching.

 

Gotta go, my daughter is melting down.

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Interesting posts. We've found success following the 80/10/10 diet. Much closer to our evolutionary past. We try to incorporate seasonal, and mostly organic (grapes are really expensive in Canada so we choose a lot of apples/pears/plums/peaches/avocadoes). The book is hard to find now...amazon had a few copies, our local library did have it. The nutritional info is very accessible...and once we got the hang of it, we did deviate a bit...or made a few poor choices, but overall, even if you choose to eat this diet for a month to clear out, it is a great way to be healthy. Aligns with raw philosophy too. I started the diet while breastfeeding as well.

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Just reading this thread now but wanted to mention to sosurreal09....have you tried the GAPS diet for your DD? Great way to help heal gut issues.

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Looking into this now but it's hard without dairy. We do bone broths and marrow already though.

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Have any of you done anything with coconut flour?  I'm assuming it's compatible with paleo/primal as it's not a grain.  

 

Today, I made a custardy thingy with pumpkin, cream, eggs, honey, and spices.  Yum!  I also made a pot of hot chocolate for the kids when they came in from playing in the snow.  I enjoyed a cup of that; I was surprised at how sweet it tasted, even though there was not a lot of sugar in it.  

 

 

 

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