Archives for: March 2002, 02
Hi Heidi! Stephanie asked for the flax breakfast recipe today. I don't know what date it's from, but here's a great one I got from your column a while back:
On breakfasts for those who don't like breakfast (especially the young), I have had good luck grinding 2T flax seed with 1-2T walnuts in a "dedicated" coffee grinder. There are typically some slightly larger walnut pieces in the result. While I am doing that, I pour a bit of boiling water on a large handful of currants (could be raisins or dried cherries or blueberries), then dump in the ground meal, add a pinch of salt, a bit more boiling water if needed, and stir. It is practically instant, and tastes like oatmeal cookie porridge (even though no oats are present). The fruit can vary, but lightly-hydrated dried fruit makes the results more "cookie like."
You can also sprinkle a pinch of brown sugar over the whole thing, add ghee, whatever, but the basic is pretty good, and I believe works for both O's and A's. Cheers! Lois
Thank you for that, Lois! :-D Perhaps that's just what Stephanie was looking for ~ much appreciated! :-)
Hi, thank you for your prompt answer the other day. I had previously sent about 3 questions but I mustn't have sent them right. I am still struggling with this candida, it is amazing how many of your questions are candida related at the moment.
Anytime I have done the diet before it has improved after 6 weeks but I'm am still not very good. I have increased the GSE to 2x3 times a day to see if that will help.
I think I will cut out bananas even though they are a beneficial fruit, I have a worry that they are too sweet. My normal diet would include, poached eggs, grilled grapefruit and recently a mince burger for breakfast. For lunch I would have meat and veg (parsnip, carrots, broccoli, cabbage or spinach if I can get it) tea, maybe the same as lunch or veg soup or salad. I add linseed, almonds, walnuts, olive oil etc.
My tongue is still coated and tired drained & sore muscles & joint symptoms persist. Since doing the candida diet I have been getting spots on my face. Also I get constipated and my stools float (only since starting diet). I have been drinking the water.
Is there anything else you could suggest, I feel quite dissappointed that those critters are still having a ball in there after all this effort. I wish everyone well who is fighting candida it really is a curse, so debilitating and so difficult to know if you are getting anywhere or not. Thanks for info on mercury fillings in Ireland, I will look into it when I get a bit better. Thanks for your help. Janet
Oh, I feel for you dear, it's a difficult road with candida. You're doing a marvelous job with it -- perseverence is key.
The other possible helpers I could suggest would be any herbs you can obtain from the Yeast and Immune System protocols (in the pulldown menu under Support at the top of this page).
I beleive you're accomplishing great things. The strictness with which you're approaching your diet is essential to getting candida back into control, and when you can tackle the amalgam issue, I believe you'll have a great upsurge in vitality. Just keep in touch, and I'll pass on anything of value that comes up. Bless you, Janet -- stick with it just as you're doing! :-D
For Maia ~~ an excerpt from the feature article in this month's The Sun magazine ~ online in .pdf format.
I meant to post this link yesterday. The reason I offer it may not be readily apparent, but I hope you enjoy it dear! :-)