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post #381 of 395
we were going to be starting SCD for the new year. I even got 2 cookbooks for christmas with grain free cooking. However we have recently found out that dd has almond allergies (also other tree nuts and peanuts) and all of the grain free recipes for baked goods have almond flour. is there anything else that I can substitute and still be SCD legal?
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we were going to be starting SCD for the new year. I even got 2 cookbooks for christmas with grain free cooking. However we have recently found out that dd has almond allergies (also other tree nuts and peanuts) and all of the grain free recipes for baked goods have almond flour. is there anything else that I can substitute and still be SCD legal?
I think coconut flour is SCD legal but an "advanced" food.
post #383 of 395
Carey, I think Caedmyn is right, the only nut-free sub is coconut flour, and it's advanced. You can also make homemade bean flour by dehydrating cooked SCD legal beans, but that is also an advanced food and to be used sparingly. You might try doing gluten-free first?
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Honestly, I'm having the worst time finding safe Vitamin C. I heard that Phytopharmica is a safe supplier (at least, they're labeled really accurately and tell you where the ingredients come from). I'll poke around there today.
My Nutribiotic says that is non-corn, non-GMO, and hypoallergenic. I get it at Whole Foods or my local Health Food Store. You can also order it from Vitaminlife.com but it's usually on back order there. There are probably other online sources. See: http://www.nutribiotic.com/index.html
post #385 of 395
Caedmyn, how does your dd react when she consumes wheat? I'm just curious since my dd mostly had eczema to show for her corn and dairy allergy. She also had weird bms, and even now, they're not completely normal, but it wasn't something that correlated strongly with her ingesting her allergen.
post #386 of 395
I just filled the jars of my brand new yogurt maker with coconut yogurt and I'm SOOOO excited to see how it turns out tomorrow. Just had to share, lol!
post #387 of 395
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Caedmyn, how does your dd react when she consumes wheat? I'm just curious since my dd mostly had eczema to show for her corn and dairy allergy. She also had weird bms, and even now, they're not completely normal, but it wasn't something that correlated strongly with her ingesting her allergen.
She's never had wheat, but when I ate it she had green poops in the middle of the night (and other times, too, but she doesn't normally poop in the middle of the night) and was very restless at night. She sometimes has eczema flare-ups because of things I eat but I don't think she did with wheat.
post #388 of 395
Not really sure if this is the place to post this, but here goes. My dh has had ulcerative colitis 2x in ten years and always has pain in his stomach, so we've gone to the SCD. We don't follow it exactly, and I know it says you should, but his stomach aches are gone just from cutting out sugar and complex carbs. Plus we've started eating less meat and more nuts, veggies and legumes. I've also got him on probiotics. Now all of a sudden our ds has eczema on his face. Little patches on his upper lip, cheek, and the outside corner of his eye. I think its because of the dairy/sugar that I consume thats going thru the breastmilk.

We've been watching for a dairy allergy because our 1st dd had one. We breastfeed and he's only had sweet potatoes, avocado, pear and banana (then I found a website that says I should have waited w/ the banana) : We started foods earlier than we wanted (wanted to wait till 7mos or so) but he was ready. Tongue thrust gone, sitting up by himself, grabbing stuff of our plates and opening his mouth like a little bird anytime he saw food.

Long story short, I think he has a dairy allergy and now we have thrush for the 2nd time. I read that thrush and eczema are just a symptom of digestive issues. He seems to have sour smelling spit up after I've had a larger amt of dairy. And now I've been watching my dairy, not so much eliminated yet, but Im wondering if the eczema is caused by the dairy and my sugar intake.

So my question...is Splenda ok you think. We don't eat any sweetners or artificial colors, preservatives etc. So Im not sure if it would help w/ my cutting out sugar and dairy. We're not looking to follow the SCD to the letter, but would like to eat healthier and no sugar, no dairy.

Also, does anyone have any good veggie or sugar-free/dairy free recipes or links or great cookbooks to recommend. I know about pecanbread.com.

Thanks
post #389 of 395
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mommy2girlies--Thrush is a symptom of a yeast overgrowth. Eczema can be caused by yeast, too, or by food allergies, or by essential fatty acid deficit. Splenda's a chemical sweetener and I wouldn't use it. Stevia, while not SCD legal (but Splenda isn't either), is an herbal calorie-free sweetener you could try.

If you think dairy is causing your DS's problems, you need to eliminate it for several weeks--it takes up to 6 weeks for dairy to get out of your system. If that doesn't help or doesn't completely clear up the issues, you might want to consider a candida program with diet changes, anti-fungals or enzymes, and probiotics. The probiotics would be a good idea in any case.
post #390 of 395
Can I join in this thread? I have ulcerative colitis and have been on/off steroids since the beginning of 2005. I have been nursing my 9 month old son with small amounts of solids given, no grains or dairy for him yet. I am currently not eating dairy or gluten, as recommended by my nutritionist. I was in remission from my colitis from June 06 until now, but I am currently trying to heal another flare. I think this flare was caused by taking diflucan for thrush I had a few months back. Basically, both my ds and I are in major need of healing. I also just found out that I am anemic with very low iron stores and my sed rate was high at 63, so I have a lot of inflammation that I need to control. Can't wait to chat with everyone!!

Melissa
post #391 of 395
Welcome, Melissa! Yes, it sounds like you belong here. Have you ever tried SCD for your UC?
post #392 of 395
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Welcome, Melissa! Yes, it sounds like you belong here. Have you ever tried SCD for your UC?
Hi!! Glad to be here! I've attempted it at least 10 times, but I never make it more than one day. I just get too hungry, nursing seems to really burn a lot of calories for me. I've lost so much weight, I'm afraid to keep losing more, brtween my anemia and weight loss, I'm just so fatigued and weak lately.
post #393 of 395
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post #394 of 395
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mommy2girlies--Thrush is a symptom of a yeast overgrowth. Eczema can be caused by yeast, too, or by food allergies, or by essential fatty acid deficit. Splenda's a chemical sweetener and I wouldn't use it. Stevia, while not SCD legal (but Splenda isn't either), is an herbal calorie-free sweetener you could try.

If you think dairy is causing your DS's problems, you need to eliminate it for several weeks--it takes up to 6 weeks for dairy to get out of your system. If that doesn't help or doesn't completely clear up the issues, you might want to consider a candida program with diet changes, anti-fungals or enzymes, and probiotics. The probiotics would be a good idea in any case.
Ok, so thrush is gone. I found Stevia at our local grocery store and I've been using that. But eczema is still there. I haven't gone full non dairy yet : hard thru the holidays..And we've stopped giving him any solids. But we were really analyzing what could be the problem and we both (dh and I) recall that the eczema didn't start till after we started him on solids. So although Im pretty sure he is dairy sensitive, I don't think thats what caused the eczema, seeing as how it didn't appear earlier, before solids. So now Im only bf'ing and watching the eczema and if it disappears, we'll add solids back in one at a time. I read a good way of introducing solids. You touch their face w/ the food, then wait 4 hours for a reaction, if no reaction, you put some on their lips, wait again, etc. I think this'll be the way we do it.

Anyone have any suggestions or thoughts on what could be the cause of the eczema. its fairly mild, but I hate that he has it at all. He only ever ate either fresh or jarred (organic) sweet potato, avocado, carrot, pear. Im not sure if these foods are normal allergens. Thanks in advance

ps, Dh is doing wonderfully after we started w/ the SCD diet!!: We're not following it to the letter (hard to make the commitment) but he's been pain free since we started!
post #395 of 395
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Ok, so thrush is gone. I found Stevia at our local grocery store and I've been using that. But eczema is still there. I haven't gone full non dairy yet : hard thru the holidays..And we've stopped giving him any solids. But we were really analyzing what could be the problem and we both (dh and I) recall that the eczema didn't start till after we started him on solids. So although Im pretty sure he is dairy sensitive, I don't think thats what caused the eczema, seeing as how it didn't appear earlier, before solids. So now Im only bf'ing and watching the eczema and if it disappears, we'll add solids back in one at a time. I read a good way of introducing solids. You touch their face w/ the food, then wait 4 hours for a reaction, if no reaction, you put some on their lips, wait again, etc. I think this'll be the way we do it.

Anyone have any suggestions or thoughts on what could be the cause of the eczema. its fairly mild, but I hate that he has it at all. He only ever ate either fresh or jarred (organic) sweet potato, avocado, carrot, pear. Im not sure if these foods are normal allergens. Thanks in advance

ps, Dh is doing wonderfully after we started w/ the SCD diet!!: We're not following it to the letter (hard to make the commitment) but he's been pain free since we started!
You can move to the Jan. thread (link is in the previous post)

My DD's eczema which had disappeared came back when she started solids. I only gave her a couple of veggies and I've taken her off solids twice since then, but she still has eczema and it's actually gotten worse. So...hopefully your experience will be different but IME there's no guarantee taking your DS off solids will help his eczema. Although I've recently discovered that my DD reacts to wheat and tree nuts as well, so maybe now that I've figured that out her eczema will finally go away.
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