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Jennifer, Naturopath and mom
|When heated at 120 and 180 °C, 100% of ammonia was released from glutamine after 60 and 10 min, respectively.|
what foods are easier/harder to digest and does it matter?
Are there specific foods I can give dd that will let her play with solids and possibly be good for her as well? I'm thinking along the lines of CLO (is there a good brand without soy?), gelatin, coconut milk yogurt...
|Many modern foods, such as processed milk products, breads and soy foods, are extremely difficult to digest; but traditional preparation methods made food easy to digest and facilitated assimilation of nutrients. They include:
Preparation of grains by soaking and sour leavening to neutralize difficult-to-digest components and nutrient blockers.
Long soaking and cooking, or even fermentation, of legumes.
Fermentation of many types of tubers, such as casava.
Lacto-fermention of condiments and beverages to provide beneficial bacteria for the digestive tract.
Consumption of protein foods (meat, eggs, fish and milk products) with plenty of fat.
Use of gelatin-rich bone broths. Gelatin acts not only to bring food into contact with digestive juices, it also soothes the intestinal wall.
Cooking of most vegetables (and even some fruits) to neutralize toxins and break down cell walls.
Proper aging of meat to initiate the breakdown of protein. With proper aging and/or fermentation, meat is quite digestible either raw or carefully cooked at low temperature.
Soaking and/or roasting of nuts to remove irritants and toxins.
thanks for the links!
I'm on board with soaking and fermenting foods. We've been mostly grain-free for a while now, and I definitely won't be giving those to her any time soon.
Another question on my mind: I'm doing all this because dd reacts to my milk, and to reduce long term food intolerances/allergies for her.
Should it be a higher priority to keep her reaction-free right now, on the theory that every reaction is fuel for the next one?
Or should I focus on healing me as fast as possible, and if she reacts a little but is still happy and thriving - that's ok?
I'm wanting to add raw milk kefir to my own diet to try and get as many of the good bugs in me as possible. I don't actually know if she reacts to dairy or not. And I'm afraid she's starting to react to something else new now...
Well, I have done SCD for about 3 days now. I think I have leaky gut and want to heal my multiple foods allergies so I am giving it a shot.
I am not doing SCD really in stages because I don't really have apparrent digestion problems (like loose stools, IBS or anything). I just know that my gut is damged from the past and need to heal. I will not be using beans anytime soon though. I feel like the produce, dairy, meat and nut diet is good. I am hoping to heal quickly because I have already addressed nutrient defiencies and have been eating TF for 1.5 years. I also don't think I have a yeast issue.
I was reading the HTG cheat sheet and it says to take enzymes between meals. Should I just take the one I always do with meals? I think it is called NSI 10X Mega Digestive enzymes http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-Mega-Digestive-Enzymes-10X . (If it makes any difference, I am 18 weeks pregnant)
I really wish something like the SCD could have helped us, but with DD's c. difficule infection the SCD doesn't work to kill it. I was really glad we did the stool analysis and I knew it wouldn't work to heal her before I tried it. Not that I don't think it could have done some good, but it wouldn't have killed the c. difficule because you can't starve it. Just saying this so that if anyone tries the SCD and doesn't get results, a comprehensive stool analysis may be helpful to see if you are fighting something in the gut that can't be treated by diet alone.
Any tips anyone has or additional info about healing erosions, I would LOVE to hear.
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