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post #181 of 254
Papaya and pineapple do have alot of enzymes, and raw food in general has a ton more than cooked food. Unfortunately, eating fruit with any other food group is not helpful to your gut. And to be sure you're getting everything you need to process the variety of foods in our diet it helps to use a supplement. I like the Rainbow Light EnzyMend. It has the wide range of different specific enzymes plus healing agents and helpful herbs.
post #182 of 254
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Originally Posted by mtn.mama View Post
Unfortunately, eating fruit with any other food group is not helpful to your gut.
why not? do you have a source i can read?
post #183 of 254
I don't have a specific source that you can read, but it was my chiropractor who turned me on to the concept of food combining so I'll ask him today if he has a source to recommend... The idea is that your gut cannot properly breakdown more than a couple food groups at a time. Basically you can successfully combine protein and veggies, or starch and veggies, but not protein and starch. And fruit is to be always eaten alone.
L
post #184 of 254
the suzanne sommers diet speaks of food combining.

You could check her website.
post #185 of 254
I take Rainbow Light prenatal vitamins as a recommendation from my old acupuncuturist in Hawaii. I'll check out their enzyme supplement.
post #186 of 254
My issue with eating fruit alone is, what about the blood sugar problems that would cause? I have been told that because I have blood sugar issues, I should always eat protein every time I eat. Under food combining, this would mean I could never eat either starches or fruit. That sounds pretty limiting to me.
post #187 of 254
I'm not a doctor or nutritionist and I don't have any reference other than my own brain for this so take it for what it's worth. My thinking on eating fruit is that it won't cause the spikes and crashes and blood sugar issues like desserts or processed carb foods would because you get all the fiber and water that naturally occurs with the fruit when you eat the whole thing. I have been told I may have blood sugar issues. It seems to depend on which doctor I talk to. I don't necessarily buy the idea that a natural food like fruit is a bad thing like they say. I really think it's more the processed and refined stuff that's really bad.

Do you check your blood sugar levels? If you do, maybe you could do your own experiment if it's not too dangerous. Eat some fruit alone as a snack and check your sugar levels at an hour and 2 hours. What I've noticed for myself is that when I take those glucose tests at the doc's office, my sugar levels are too high, but when I eat a regular meal or natural fruit or foods at home my sugar levels are always low. Makes me wonder how accurate the glucose test really is.
post #188 of 254
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Originally Posted by mtn.mama View Post
I don't have a specific source that you can read, but it was my chiropractor who turned me on to the concept of food combining so I'll ask him today if he has a source to recommend... The idea is that your gut cannot properly breakdown more than a couple food groups at a time. Basically you can successfully combine protein and veggies, or starch and veggies, but not protein and starch. And fruit is to be always eaten alone.
L
I have issues with food combining...the groups that Dr. Price studied didn't do food combining

And fruit alone does cause blood sugar issues for me if I don't eat something soon after (like in a hour or less usually).
post #189 of 254
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Dannic, this sounds very similar to an elimination diet I did last month from "The False Fat Diet". I felt really good on it, after the first 4 days or so of feeling horrible (some people call this die-off?) but when I got my food allergy test back and had so few reactions, I sort of abandoned it and didn't follow through on food challenges and such. I think I'm going to go back on the elimination diet and then start over with food challenges. I'm sad that I may have to give up dairy, but I'm going to give homemade raw yogurt a try. I've read about 24-hour-cultured yogurt that's supposed to be better?

What extra flora did you take? What's gse? I'm taking a cleanse formula ("Multi-Cleanse") and a fiber supplement called Super Seed which has lots of probiotics (although I left it in my hot car for a few hours on the day I bought it, so who knows if the living goodness is still living) along with CLO/BO and prenatal vitamin. I want to do this right this time. Thanks for the help!
Oh, sorry it's been so long! (Limited Computer TIme)...GSE is grapefruit seed extract. I really dont recall which flora I took then...now, I get all my supps from my nutritionist at Optimal Health Systems, but am looking to begin making my own yogurt if I can figre out a non-dairy/soy way to do so...I really think a HUGE thing is to severely restrict--ELIMINATE-- all sugars, esp refined and dairy (lactose) which is what yeasts feed on. This is also hard because of the addictive nature of sugars and dairy proteins as well. I've found _THe Diet Cure_ and _The Mood Cure_ both by Julia Ross to be helpful in my general quest for health. The Diet Cure goes into yeasts, specifically. IMHO, unless one changes their eating habits, they'll just fall back into the trap, eventually. Hence, why I am here...:
post #190 of 254
An update on my family...I've been wondering if our yeast issues have caused all the food sensitivity issues for dd...I didn't realize how yeasty she was! (And myself) It's been really easy in some ways and so HARD in others! It seems we do well at home, but out and about is hard as dd doesn't understand why everyone else is eating what she wants and can't have. Even with substitutes, she can tell the dif. And with a nb, it's hard to go shopping but DON"T RUN OUT OF GROCERIES!!! I've been making lots of soups and I'm looking into making yogurt. I'm lloking for an infant/toddler probiotic source that is dairy, gluten, soy, ect free for the girls and another for my husband and I. Finally, I 'll have the $ to get everything this week!
My infant dd has some excema splotches on her elbow and thighs...sigh.
But I feel like just knowing that we are yeasty gives me a better point of reference!
I'm a bit worried about Thanksgiving and Christmas with the families...somehow I think I'll be making a duplicate meal to take...
So, HTG and Holidays...I've gone thru it before (eliminating dariy and sugar) but never with children.
I'm doing lots better, but dd is still very up and down. And if I could just get rid of those dark circles under her eyes COMPLETELY, it'll so be worth it!
post #191 of 254
Are the dark circles a sign of yeast? I read it was a sign of allergies in general.

I'm having a real hard time cutting out all sugar. I can do without the bread and pasta and rice. No big deal. But I want something sweet so badly! I was searching my cupboard for anything I could put some honey on after dinner tonight.

I'm also trying to find a dairy free yogurt recipe. I found on the SCD site recipes for goat's milk yogurt, which is supposed to be better than cow's milk for various reasons, and also some nut milks. I'd like to make mine with coconut milk, if that's at all possible. I'm still trying to make a chicken stock, though, so probably won't get to the yogurt for a while.
post #192 of 254
No, you're right. The dk circles are from allergies, which we're trying to eliminate. But I'm sure the candida doesn't help-and adds to- the problem. BOth books by Ross give a list of supps that aid with sugar cravings. I'm actually going to buy both just as soon as I have the $. I borrowed both from the library...
post #193 of 254
Yeah, I can't buy anything right now, either. My ds just got those circles under his eyes in the past week. Never had them before. I checked the pollen levels in our area and grass and weed are both moderate. I've learned since moving here that I'm allergic to both of those. I've been having symptoms the past few days, probably because 2 at moderate is like 1 at high. I'm hoping to get some local, raw honey to help with that.
post #194 of 254
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Originally Posted by MarineWife View Post
Yeah, I can't buy anything right now, either. My ds just got those circles under his eyes in the past week. Never had them before. I checked the pollen levels in our area and grass and weed are both moderate. I've learned since moving here that I'm allergic to both of those. I've been having symptoms the past few days, probably because 2 at moderate is like 1 at high. I'm hoping to get some local, raw honey to help with that.
We love raw honey...how does it help?
post #195 of 254
It has to be raw honey local to your area. My grocery store sells raw honey but it's from Iowa so it does me no good with allergies in North Carolina. I'm not exactly sure how it works. It has something to do with the bees carrying pollen from local plants. Maybe it's sort of like a homeopathic thing. Since you ingest small amounts of the pollen in your area from the raw honey, it helps your immune system handle it better.

My mom's boyfriend raises bees. He told me one year he lost all his bees so had no honey. He had the worst allergies ever that year. Usually, when he has plenty of his own honey to eat he has very minimal allergies if any at all.
post #196 of 254
That's interesting. Ours is local, yay.
It really is so frustrating to be wanting to do everything and have to wait on cashflow, eh.
post #197 of 254
hi, just joining this thread. ds is 16 mos and is allergic (gets face (and sometimes torso) rash) to eggs, milk, and beef, and gets the rash when i eat eggs and beef and bf him (but not milk). SIL told me to google "gut healing" to help him heal and hopefully outgrow these allergies, so here i am.

i've done a few hrs of reading now and have gotten the idea that i at least should be eating some probiotics of some sort, and possibly that he should, but it's not quite clear to me which, how often, how much, how to make sure they haven't got any milk (which he reacts to) in them if he needs to take them, whether he should be taking any or will somehow "get" them from me, or what.

i've read through the "healing your gut tribe" sticky and it's kinda greek to me; can someone help me with a crash course for someone who's never heard of this stuff before? FWIW, we eat lots of fruits and veggies, mostly organic, don't eat much processed stuff, and don't restrict meat or grains or sugar (we do use unrefined sugar, though, and mostly whole grains).

feel free to pm me if you feel like "idiot's guide to gut healing" doesn't belong here.

tia!!!!!!
post #198 of 254
I"ve just been reading a little bit more about traditional foods on this site and the Weston A. Price site. Now I'm thinking I should give my kids who can drink cow's milk whole milk instead of skim or fat free. I still have not been able to find any raw milk in my area. Is organic, pastuerized whole milk better than nothing or should I just not bother with milk at all if I can't get it raw? Also, is it possible my BF baby could tolerate my consumption of cow's milk if it's whole instead of fat free?

On a slightly other note, I am now very disturbed and upset with the Weston A. Price Foundation for their comments on breastfeeding. They seem to take the position that it's better for our babies to feed them homemade "formula" from our milk with some added nutrients in a bottle rather than nursing them directly from the breast because the American diet is so deficient. : I could understand if they said, if you are going to bottle feed, use your breastmilk, but that's not what they appear to say. I could also understand strongly encouraging women to eat a more nutritious diet for thier breastfeeding baby. I just can't believe that any reputable organization would promote bottle feeding of any kind rather than breastfeeding. :
post #199 of 254
Me again. Can you all tell me more about sprouted or fermented grains and breads? I really don't have the time to try this myself yet. How do I tell if I'm getting the right stuff at the store? If it says sourdough bread, is that enough or does it have to say something special?

I'm sorry. I keep thinking of more questions. Can I buy regular oatmeal from the grocery store and soak it overnight to get this effect?
post #200 of 254
I found a place where you can get free sourdough starter. Carl's Friends

I got some mason jars so I'm ready to start trying to make my own fermented vegies. Wish me luck.
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