Originally Posted by Pattyla
Ok I have read this whole thread. I'm very confused about a few things.
Is scd good for yeast? If so what about all the fruit on it?
Start with cooked, peeled, deseeded fruit first. Then a damaged gut has a chance of breaking it down. (Juicing is good too, but with all juice, mix half and half with water.)
Fruit sugar, like honey, is a monosaccharide and does not feed the yeast. That is, if the fruit cell walls are being broken down. Which is why raw fruit can feed yeast in a damaged gut.
It is because the monosaccharide sugars are absorbed right into bloodstream and do not hang out in the intestines like whole grains and starches which are not being broken down fully by digestive enzymes can. Read "Science Behind the Diet" at www.pecanbread.com
as to why this is.
Originally Posted by Pattyla
It seems like the begining diets listed on those two sites are primarilly protein foods. What veggies/fruits are allowed at first?
What kind of enzymes can I give to dd who is 2?
I have her taking gummy bear vitamins, are these bad? (some natural free of everything bad for you brand that I can't currently remember)
Right now eating from a short list sounds easier than what we are doing currently but I'm sure I won't feel that way a week into it.
Do any of you ever eat out? We eat out at least once a week with friends. Is that going to be an option any more?
Is cod liver oil better than fish oils? Should we be getting both? One or the other? What about epo? I tried that for a while because it is supposed to help with endo pain but it didn't help (although cod liver oil did) so I quit taking it.
Butternut squash, peeled zucchini, eggplant, spaghetti squash, peas, well steamed green beans and spinach are all well tolerated by my DS and he still is stuck in towards beginning stages of diet. I cook all fruits for him, and like using frozen fruits b/c they are easy: peaches, mangos, cherries, blueberries. Apples and pears can get boring fast. Avocados can be raw. Black spotted ripe bananas.
There's a great chart at www.pecanbread.com
under the Food Prep section of the stages of foods that are reported as easier to digest at first.
Eating out is hard but not impossible. Enzymes will be a definate need IMO then, and not so you can eat bread but so you won't have to worry about tiny little things which can creep in. Order plain meat/fish/veg, no seasonings. Salads with oil and vinegar. It's hard but it can be done. Bring y our own homemade crackers/bread/rolls. Some cheese. This is how I get thru.
Gummy vitamins contain a lot of sugar.
Cod liver oil NOT fish oil, there is a difference. EPO is good for excema, not sure about endo pain, have you read Dr. John Lee's book, "What Dr May Not Tell You About Premenopause".
All of the fats you eat make a great deal difference in the body and some promote inflammation. The vegetable fats like soy, canola, safflower and corn are NOT healthy. This is not SCD but here:http://www.westonaprice.org/knowyourfats/index.html
I use olive and coconut oil, some palm shortening and grass fed butter.