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post #81 of 484
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Originally Posted by caedmyn View Post
I don't see why sugars couldn't feed other bad bugs, too. Her behavior changed for the better when you eliminated fruit & sweets from her diet, right? FWIW, I never craved sweets or fruit, either. I ate quite a bit of them, especially fruit, but it was because I was hungry and didn't know what else to eat, not because I craved them....
Yeah, I was going to say the same thing about the cravings. I don't think that because she doesn't crave them doesn't mean she has no yeat. Dunno tho. You know Patty, her CDSA showed *no* yeast right? So maybe she is fighting something else altogether.

Re: NAET. I have a friend who keeps recommending that I take dd for her wheat allergy. She swears by it. Saw huge improvements in her dcs through the treatments. I'm really not into going because dd's wheat allergy isn't that difficult for me to deal with right now. When she gets to be school-age and out of my reach more I might consider it.

The thing about NAET (from what I've heard) is that you have to make sure you find a really good practitioner. (Not unlike other things I guess. . . )
post #82 of 484
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Originally Posted by Pattyla View Post
Wheat can take up to 6 months to work out of your system.
It's nasty, nasty stuff.

post #83 of 484
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Originally Posted by Annikate View Post
Yeah, I was going to say the same thing about the cravings. I don't think that because she doesn't crave them doesn't mean she has no yeat. Dunno tho. You know Patty, her CDSA showed *no* yeast right? So maybe she is fighting something else altogether.

Re: NAET. I have a friend who keeps recommending that I take dd for her wheat allergy. She swears by it. Saw huge improvements in her dcs through the treatments. I'm really not into going because dd's wheat allergy isn't that difficult for me to deal with right now. When she gets to be school-age and out of my reach more I might consider it.

The thing about NAET (from what I've heard) is that you have to make sure you find a really good practitioner. (Not unlike other things I guess. . . )
Yea she had no yeast in her cdsa but I don't think that means much.

If dd's allergy was just wheat... She is either getting something she shouldn't, started a new allergy or something else entirely is going on. The past 2+ weeks have been really difficult. All the ground we gained this past summer cutting out fruit and dairy is gone, we are back to where we were then (and still no fruit or dairy).

I have a really good feeling about the woman who does this NAET. It seems weird but I think we were meant to find her specifically. The fact that she lives just 2 blocks from me is a part of that for sure. My only real hesitation is that she isn't listed on the NAET practitioner database, but then neither is the DAN Dr we were recomended to who also does NAET and she came with glowing recomendations. I have talked to several acupuncturists who speak of this woman with such warmth and admiration, that helps me feel really good about her too.
post #84 of 484
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Originally Posted by Nolansmum View Post
Wheat free-ok, I just looked at hidden gluten and I could be having a touch of these hidden things. Hmm, it is difficult to get it all out. I have not found any lists that have table salt (not that I use it) or frozen peas, Annikate, do you have a good website to check these things?
I do have a list that someone on a yahoo group sent me. I had a near computer crash several weeks ago and cleaned the hd. I'll see if I can find it.

I have not found any good websites. In fact, one site said one of the "best bets" for going wheat/gluten free was OATMEAL. head

I learned a lot about hidden gluten just by hanging around on the pecanbread group. I haven't been over there in many many months though. There are people over there who actually have the time to call companies and get the nitty gritty details.

Just imagine trying to add *that* into your daily repetoire.
post #85 of 484
The more I hang out here the more saddened I become that we have to take all of these matters into our own hands. Sickening.

BTW, the site I said above that recommended oatmeal for a gluten-free diet came from dd's allergist.

Well, he's not really her allergist. He's the only one in our insurance book that we could take her to to get the RAST done.

Needless to say, we haven't been back since.
post #86 of 484
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Originally Posted by Annikate View Post
BTW, the site I said above that recommended oatmeal for a gluten-free diet came from dd's allergist.
I am gluten-free and the misinformation out there is so frustrating!!! I feel like, unless I eat a home, there is gluten everywhere!

I just wanted to say hello. I have many food intolerances (20 on a blood test!!) and mild candida and I am hoping SCD will help me heal my gut...Is SCD a good choice for me? (I eat traditional foods and take probiotics already) I am also on antibiotics for 2nd stage Lyme right now so I am at least trying to keep any further damage from being done.

Jen
post #87 of 484
Wheat: To find out truly wheat/gluten free foods, check out one of the Celiac organizations out there. http://tinyurl.com/ughkt These are just the search results to save some time. Celiac Sprue has a sample letter to send to companies for full disclosure of the ingredients in their products on the label.

DD and I have been wheat free (not necessarily gluten, though) for 8 months. Wheat makes her incontinent. I had a week of unavoidable wheat exposure (a wedding and a funeral, everything covered in gravy), and she didn't get the usual incontinence. So I did a full on wheat trial (breaded boneless chicken wings with a Kung Pow sauce). She didn't react--but *I* did! I was a raging monster the next day! I had been taking EPO for PMS symptoms, but stopped taking it when the PMS was not so bad (coinciding with the absence of wheat). With that one super wheat challenge I was a mess. No more wheat for us!

Pumpkin pie: Coconut milk can be substituted in pumpkin pie and it tastes yummy!

Kim Chi: Anyone doing kim chi? I made a batch and it's too salty, like cut open your tongue salty, because I didn't account for the fish sauce: . Is there any way to get rid of some saltiness? Can I stick a raw potato in there to absord it? It's so tasty otherwise, I'd sure hate to waste it!

Cashew Sour Cream: Here's a recipe for Cashew Sour Cream I stumbled upon. It's SCD legal as far as I can tell. I haven't tried it yet.
Cashew Sour Cream

1 cup raw cashews (must not be roasted or salted)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 to 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
Juice of one small lemon

Cover cashews with water and soak for a few hours, or overnight. Pour off all water, and place nuts in food processor. Add 1/4 cup cold water, salt, vinegar and lemon juice. Puree for 3-4 minutes or until completely smooth and creamy in consistency. Use in any recipe that calls for sour cream.

Samantha
post #88 of 484
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Kim Chi: Anyone doing kim chi? I made a batch and it's too salty, like cut open your tongue salty, because I didn't account for the fish sauce: . Is there any way to get rid of some saltiness? Can I stick a raw potato in there to absord it? It's so tasty otherwise, I'd sure hate to waste it!
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You could try the potato...otherwise you could make another batch with a lot less salt and mix the two together.
post #89 of 484
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Originally Posted by MommyofPunkiePie View Post
Kim Chi: Anyone doing kim chi? I made a batch and it's too salty, like cut open your tongue salty, because I didn't account for the fish sauce: . Is there any way to get rid of some saltiness? Can I stick a raw potato in there to absord it? It's so tasty otherwise, I'd sure hate to waste it!
Like Caedmyn mentioned, you can mix some extra veggies into it. No need to mix the new veggies with salt -- just mix thoroughly with your kim chi, pound them back into jars and let sit for another day at room temperature or just stick in your fridge. You'll end up with more kim chi, although in the beginning, the new veggies won't taste very fermented.

BTW, I've been following this thread(s) for awhile although I haven't posted much here, so I haven't introduced myself properly. I tend to have a milk allergy and suspected leaky gut. A little over two years ago, my allergies were so bad that I ended up with a chronic cough that lasted almost six months. I began to have asthma attacks a couple of times a day and it got so bad, I couldn't sleep in my own bed or go into the main bathroom without an attack. I was starting to become "bubble girl". My conventional primary care physician gave me allergy medicine which only worked for a couple of weeks. I read about dust mite allergies and mold allergies and pet allergies (I have 2 cats), but in my gut (no pun intended) , I knew that something was wrong with me, that's it's not right to have to live with ionic air cleaners and scrub down the bathroom and floors every day. That's when DH and I got really hard core on nutrition.

Fast forward to today -- I only get slight sniffles now during allergy season. I'm still trying to heal my gut since I keep self-diagnosing deficiencies that I'm sure is caused by mal-absorption and digestive issues. I try to do a lot of fermented foods, and am convinced that it played a huge part in my healing.

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Cashew Sour Cream: Here's a recipe for Cashew Sour Cream I stumbled upon. It's SCD legal as far as I can tell. I haven't tried it yet.
Oh, hey. I think there's a similar recipe in Wild Fermentation for sour cream made with pepitas (pumpkin seeds). It sounded so good, that even though I'm not currently avoiding dairy (I only do fermented dairy), I got some pepitas to try making it. Will post the recipe when I find my book.
post #90 of 484
Wow, so much great information! I read through the original thread, the first page of the 2nd thread, and most all of the linked articles. I have a question about kefir...

If you're "healing the gut" can you drink kefir made with cow's milk? I saw that SCD doesn't allow milk. Can you drink kefir made with anything?

Thanks!
-Afton
post #91 of 484
Whoa. I was reading the BTVC book and 2 yo ds has symptoms for celiac (Thin with a distended tummy). My blood tests suspect I am celiac and it can run in the family. I guess we will be doing this together! I told dh about our new diet last night and he said it does not bother him as long as there is food in the house.

I like all the food on SCD, I just feel overwhelmed about going to people's homes and eating out......If anyone has some encouragement I would love that...

Saratc-That is so great about your allergies. When I cut out sugar my allergies disappeared.
MamaofPunkie-Thanks for the gluten website

Kefir- I read that it can be introduced after 6 months of healing. I think I will stick with the 24 hour yogurt for now....
Jen
post #92 of 484
so with the stomach bug i had, i learned that stomach infections deplete magnesium. big time.

here's a picture (http://ep.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/90/3/ep68/F2) - the article itself isn't really relevant. i was just looking for confirmation that my restless legs weren't just all in my head - that there was some underlying reason that my mag levels got all wonky.

and mental note for the next time - i felt the restless legs the day before i felt crappy and spewed. so NEXT time, i'll know to take my mag when those legs start getting jittery. i took 2 tsp of natural calm last night and another 1 tsp this morning. still haven't finished rebuilding my mag supplies.

for those who are fighting creatures besides yeast, i had read (some time ago) that bad E coli and a bunch of other undesirable microbes are beaten out by cinnamon oil, clove oil, oregano oil and some others (for more details see http://lifeisaprocess.org/2006/09/27...enic-bacteria/ on my neglected blog). i'm wondering if you could spike your beverages to do some damage to bad gut bugs (if you knew you had them) - they showed that the oils survive digestion and have little impact on good gut bugs.
post #93 of 484
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Originally Posted by Nolansmum View Post
And, NO, I did not taste the BM kefir. In fact I have only tasted a tiny bit of my BM plain.
ok, so i have tasted my EBM. once after a whole bunch of gingerbread cookies last winter (before this whole ordeal) - tasted like... gingerbread cookies! and then a few days later, it tasted like the curried garlic sweet potatoes i had eaten the night before. i was actually using it to gargle coz my throat was sore and mom didn't happen to have any sodium ascorbate. (i'm thinking that emergen-C and 3 lb bottles of sodium ascorbate will be on my gift list ideas for my parents and sister!)

i did taste the EBM yogurt and the EBM kefir i tried to make. i figured if i didn't like it, there was no way i'd be able to get it into ds. anyhow, ds is now at least agreeable (when he's not so negative) to a few teaspoons of regular kefir, as long as it has some granola in it :

thinking of my sis - her little one (he'll be 1 in late february) was having a hard time sleeping at night, nursed every 2 hours or so. she would beat off one infection and then getting hit with another.... then she saw some health care practitioner (i think she's on her 3rd ND!) who gave her a B vitamin concoction and some hormone (she thinks it might be prolactin but isn't sure - she's horrible with details) that helps one sleep. now they're both getting better sleep - yay!
post #94 of 484
the GFCF yahoo group posted this pdf though it is only GF not CF (casein free):

http://www.dallasrock.org/pdf/SchoolGFList.pdf

should we maybe start a separate GF thread? did that candida/yeast thread go anywhere?
post #95 of 484
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Originally Posted by bluets View Post
so with the stomach bug i had, i learned that stomach infections deplete magnesium. big time.

here's a picture (http://ep.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/90/3/ep68/F2) - the article itself isn't really relevant. i was just looking for confirmation that my restless legs weren't just all in my head - that there was some underlying reason that my mag levels got all wonky.

and mental note for the next time - i felt the restless legs the day before i felt crappy and spewed. so NEXT time, i'll know to take my mag when those legs start getting jittery. i took 2 tsp of natural calm last night and another 1 tsp this morning. still haven't finished rebuilding my mag supplies.

for those who are fighting creatures besides yeast, i had read (some time ago) that bad E coli and a bunch of other undesirable microbes are beaten out by cinnamon oil, clove oil, oregano oil and some others (for more details see http://lifeisaprocess.org/2006/09/27...enic-bacteria/ on my neglected blog). i'm wondering if you could spike your beverages to do some damage to bad gut bugs (if you knew you had them) - they showed that the oils survive digestion and have little impact on good gut bugs.
Talk more about your jittery legs - do you mean that they feel unstudy or that you have the uncontrollable urge to jitter them (or something else)? All the things I never really thought about or thought were just harmless quirks are starting to make sense now . . .
post #96 of 484
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Originally Posted by LovinLiviLou View Post
Talk more about your jittery legs - do you mean that they feel unstudy or that you have the uncontrollable urge to jitter them (or something else)? All the things I never really thought about or thought were just harmless quirks are starting to make sense now . . .
jittery legs... for me it happened a LOT when i was pregnant, only occasionally prior to that. in the late evening while watching TV, my feet would get restless - i would try to crack my ankles over and over again but get no relief. during the pregnancy especially, it would wake me up in the middle of the night and i'd do yoga in the dark to calm them down (not that helped much). the other night it happened while i was nursing ds in bed - i wanted to cut the nursing session short so that i could get up and run around. there's more info in the Nutrition 101 sticky in the Vax forum.
post #97 of 484
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Originally Posted by bluets View Post
the GFCF yahoo group posted this pdf though it is only GF not CF (casein free):

http://www.dallasrock.org/pdf/SchoolGFList.pdf

should we maybe start a separate GF thread? did that candida/yeast thread go anywhere?
Hmmm. . . I didn't know there was a seperate candida thread. That's why a lot of the mamas were begging for the Healing the GUt to be its own forum. (Think of all the subforums we could have. . . LOTS of information here to *digest* <cough cough>

Ah, it's more fun having everyone here though, no?
post #98 of 484
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Originally Posted by bluets View Post
jittery legs... for me it happened a LOT when i was pregnant, only occasionally prior to that. in the late evening while watching TV, my feet would get restless - i would try to crack my ankles over and over again but get no relief. during the pregnancy especially, it would wake me up in the middle of the night and i'd do yoga in the dark to calm them down (not that helped much). the other night it happened while i was nursing ds in bed - i wanted to cut the nursing session short so that i could get up and run around. there's more info in the Nutrition 101 sticky in the Vax forum.

Yeah, I had restless legs bad when I was pg. I would take a calcium-magnesium supplement and eat a banana for the potassium. I never had a problem when I did that about an hour before bed.
post #99 of 484
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Originally Posted by Annikate View Post
Hmmm. . . I didn't know there was a seperate candida thread. That's why a lot of the mamas were begging for the Healing the GUt to be its own forum. (Think of all the subforums we could have. . . LOTS of information here to *digest* <cough cough>

Ah, it's more fun having everyone here though, no?
Who do we have to ask about a separate HTG forum? It would be soooooo helpful. There are so many facets to this problem, so many bugs, so many causes, so many remedies. Should we start a pming campaign to the powers that be??
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Who do we have to ask about a separate HTG forum? It would be soooooo helpful. There are so many facets to this problem, so many bugs, so many causes, so many remedies. Should we start a pming campaign to the powers that be??
yes yes yes
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