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Mrs T O+
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I've been off line for a few days, but realized that DAIRY is the worst offender for me in this regard.  I forgot that most folks get the opposite reaction from the dreaded dairy.  That was the main reason I kept off it for years, tho I still had the problem from other foods.  Maybe some of you are sensitive to dairy.  Years ago, a friend had the problem & I kept saying 'don't drink milk', but he persisited. Then one day he said 'I found the culprit' that it was dairy the he wasn't accesible to for some days.   I wish it was that easy for me!
Anyway about the grains someone wrote about.  It is refined grains.  Brown rice is good for the situation.  It makes a nice 'staple' to have around.
About food combinations, I also found that if I ate lots of meat & potatoes or meat & bread  together, it was worse, but if I ate those things separately, it was better!  
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PS Even a small amount of dairy would bother me, so you Os who are hanging on to dairy, try getting off cold turkey & see if this helps!


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I recently made a delicious mixture of chopped prunes, figs, ground flax, ground rice bran and some walnuts held together with real maple syrup.  It was very good and beneficial for the problem of constipation.  I enjoy reading other people's experiences and success with this problem.  I would never have know to make my mixture if I had not read some of your posts.   As for dairy, I don't eat much of it except mozzarella cheese occasionally.  I discovered soy yogurt and it is very good.  I do not know if that is considered dairy, but I do not eat it very much anyway.  I have not been eating as an O for the last few days, and I do not have my ususal energy.  It really makes a difference.  Have a good day, meribelle


Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.  Blessings, meribelle
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Bump...

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Which means?.........
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Alia Vo just bumped it back up to the top of the list so it'll get some more "action" and not get sent out into never never land.



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If nobody responds, then it gets deleted from the index I believe.

This is to give it one more chance rather than just automatically deleting it after 30 days of no action.


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I find it fascinating that the majority of the posters on this thread are Os. I have always had a problem with constipation prior to BTD (and even on BTD when I stray to wheat and dairy; dairy especially).


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Wheat is the big problem for me. Right before I started BTD, I had a big problem w/ off and on constipation. After learning how foods affect you, it all made sense. At the time (right prior to starting BTD) we were doing renovations on the house. Very very busy. Cardboard pizza every other day or so. So went the pattern of constipation. All very clear once I learned the BTD way.



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This is such a big issue that I hope we keep this thread alive.  I assume those who react to wheat mean white flour.  Whole wheat was fine with me.


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I don't know what I would have done without the suggestions I received for my problem of constipation.  I enjoy so much using this web site and sharing information.  I am still "doing well" with my rice bran and maple syrup mixture.  When I want something sweet, I snack on it.  For the first time in my life I feel normal, or close to that.  Sometimes I take regular bowel movements for granted and slack off on the bran and I am back to my original problem.  I hope I can help somebody like all of you helped me.

Lately I have been "cheating" on my O diet and I don't feel as peppy as I used to.

Blessings, meribelle


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Once our bodies have a chance to eat foods that are good for us, and don't burden the system, they don't want to go back.  My body responds so fast to avoids now, and before BTD, I ate so many avoids, my body was numb.



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Quoted from Mrs_T_O+
This is such a big issue that I hope we keep this thread alive.  I assume those who react to wheat mean white flour.  Whole wheat was fine with me.


If you aren't getting negative reactions to whole wheat, you're lucky. Even spelt and sometimes the sprouted wheat is a no go for me.  That being said, I think, that even tho you may not be having a noticeable reaction to the wheat, it is still damaging your body in other ways. If this is not correct, I hope someone will jump in here and say so.

TYPEbase4 says this about whole wheat:
Contains lectin or other agglutinin. Metabolic inhibitor. Contains component which can modify known disease susceptibility.

Now, I can't tell you what all that means, but doesn't sound good to me.  



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I avoid wheat now.  If I eat it, I get sluggish for a couple of days.  I meant that whole wheat didn't constipate me.  With the whole grain, it shouldn't.  White flour, etc. was awful in that area.  My AB husband can eat that stuff without complaint.
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Does it matter what kind of lemon juice i use?


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I am doing the flaxseed oil..must I do both the flaxseed oil and the ground flaxseeds? I know it wouldn't hurt but is one better than the other?


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I am doing the flaxseed oil..must I do both the flaxseed oil and the ground flaxseeds? I know it wouldn't hurt but is one better than the other?


They are both good, but have slightly different benefits:

Flax oil is for the lignans and essential fatty acids.  A good balance of Omega 3 and 6
Flax seeds are for the lignans and for fantastic fiber.

If they are freshly ground, you also get the benefit of the lignans and some of the essential fatty acids.

Soaked and eaten whole, you get a good gut cleaning effect, but don't absorb any nutrients from the seeds.



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Ok can i buy them ground and put on oatmeal?..do they taste ok eaten whole?


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You can buy them pre-ground, but when you open the pack, it would be advisable to keep the seeds in your freezer because they go rancid very quickly.

The whole seeds don't have any taste.  If you soak them overnight, they become slippery, and most people just drink them right down in the soaking water.  It helps with constipation.
Whole seeds don't have to be kept cold.



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i can but them on oatmeal??? any other ideas for the ground flaxseed


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Quoted from RealGoldn
i can but them on oatmeal??? any other ideas for the ground flaxseed

On oatmeal is a good idea. I put them on yoghurt with a little bit of blackstrap molasses.


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what kind of yougurt do you use..soy yougrt


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I eat cow yoghurt, but not very often...the only ingredients are milk and live cultures. Soy yogurt has too many avoids in it; at least the stuff I can find.


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Oh eally...i was eating lowfat yougurt...not sure if its an avoid...are the avoids online or in the book


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Do you have a copy of any of Dr D's books?  The most recent for general use is LR4YT, or you can check individual foods at typebase at the top of this page.  Read labels.  Avoids are in a lot of foods that you would never think to be concerned about.



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Both on line here, and in the books. But the on-line list is the most up-to-date. Always read the label of anything you buy to find out if it has avoids.


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