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I think ED is Eating Disorder.
Thank you, don't know where my brain was.

This is such good info about zinc and ED. Thank you FF!! I'll have to mention this to my mom. She takes care of my sister, who was anorexic for quite awhile, and she still has disordered eating (but not the weight loss). It drives my mom crazy, living with that. She really wants to try to get my sis to go GF (my mom would, too), but she's got the obstacle of major food issues to overcome. Fortunately my sis isn't totally opposed to the idea (just to the reality of carrying it out ). Wouldn't it be great if zinc could help?

Off to look for the research!
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Thanks for the waffle recipe, faery! I'll have to find some almond flour (or did you mean almond butter would work too? Could I grind my own almonds?)
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Thanks for the waffle recipe, faery! I'll have to find some almond flour (or did you mean almond butter would work too? Could I grind my own almonds?)
I actually think almond butter works better.
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lack of B-3 is also common in women with eating disorders.

my dd is feeling better. thanks for your help firefaery.
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This is such good info about zinc and ED. Thank you FF!! I'll have to mention this to my mom. She takes care of my sister, who was anorexic for quite awhile, and she still has disordered eating (but not the weight loss). It drives my mom crazy, living with that. She really wants to try to get my sis to go GF (my mom would, too), but she's got the obstacle of major food issues to overcome. Fortunately my sis isn't totally opposed to the idea (just to the reality of carrying it out ). Wouldn't it be great if zinc could help?
read "Life Without Bread". i know i read something about eating disorders and carbohydrates, but i am scanning the book right now and not finding it. argh! well, if i find it i will post it. sorry
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lack of B-3 is also common in women with eating disorders.

my dd is feeling better. thanks for your help firefaery.
Awesome! So glad to hear it!

Actually B's across the board are HUGE for people with addictive and compulsive behaviors. High doses of B vitamins are used in many rehab centers along with behavior modification.
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double post!
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I don't know. I think what's acceptable depends on you and how your body does with different foods. And I guess you're about to learn! Some people have trouble with legumes and some don't. I think it's worth exploring so that you know how your body does. I eat beans, but dh and ds don't. I was concerned that they might be a problem, so I stopped eating them for about a month. I found that not only did I not feel better not eating them, I felt worse (not a lot, but enough that I noticed). I definitely feel better when I'm eating them fairly regularly. I don't know why. But I DO know, which I think is valuable. I think it makes sense for someone trying to resolve health issues to find out how different foods affect their body.

Millet, BTW, is a grain, so if you're going grain-free, you might want to steer clear. As for cocoa and coffee, they are not beans, although that word is used to describe them (no idea why!). Cocoa is from a seed of a tropical fruit, and coffee "beans" are actually the fruit of a bush.

As for soy, there are many reasons to avoid it no matter what the rest of your diet looks like.

It's really up to you whether you avoid sugars and starches. If you think that you have a candida problem, or disbiosis in general, then it would make sense to avoid them at least for awhile. And honestly, the issues you mention could all be caused by this.
thanks! I think the best best might be to go a month without the legumes and others and then try to add them in after one at a time and see how that goes. I don't think that lentils are a problem for me. I'm not sure about beans, I seem to digest them fine, I can't remember if they have the same effect on my energy as carbs from grains do though. I'm one of those people who gets really drowsy after eating carbs, which is probably why I find them so addicting. I read that, as far as brain chemistry goes, overeating carbs is not unlike taking opiates. For some reason though, carbs/sugar from fresh fruit don't have the same effect at all, even if I eat a lot of them, so I don't think I'll try to limit those.
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I actually think almond butter works better.
Do you make your own?
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no, not usually. I either get it through my coop (once again) or splurge and get a live almond butter (twice the price!) I wouldn't cook with that though!!!!!
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FYI - I started a February thread.
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