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mikendomsmum
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Thanks for the warning!  We don't have a WF here but I'l look for the Isola brand for emergency dinners.  The eggplant one sounds delish.


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Quoted from meribelle
I was thinking about prepared spagehetti sauce when I wrote about corn syrup.  As you know, I made spaghetti, and did not eat the pasta, BUT, there is corn syrup is just about all spaghetti sauce in a jar.

So much for a quick meal for a working girl.  From scratch is better and safer.

There are lots of corn-syrup-free marinara sauces (spaghetti sauces) available at most health food stores, if you can't find any in your regular grocery store.*  I mean, entire shelves of them.  You need to check out your local HFS, girl.

As for corn syrup being an avoid, yes, it is the lectin.  But as was pointed out, it is also the way it is processed and the type of sugar it is.  In a nutshell, the rise of obesity and childhood diabetes, etc., does correllate to the time that high-fructose corn syrup started replacing regular sugar (which actually seems GOOD in comparison *lol*) in all our foods.  That is not scientific proof of a cause-and-effect relationship, there are lots of other variables, too (including the several decades-long hegemony of high-carb, high-grain, low-fat dieting), but corn syrup is very bad stuff.  I urge you to avoid it if you possibly can.

As for what our own biggest personal avoids are, mine are wheat, corn syrup and coffee.  The only one I would go back to if I could is coffee, I mean, if it was suddenly discovered to be a health food, especially if you add the transfat-laden, partially-hydrogenated coconut-oil based non-dairy powdered creamer I used to favor.  Um um gooooood *lol*.  But I can't say I miss it.  I'm enjoying all my teas too much and I'm really a tea person at heart.  Also, as for what avoid I love the most, that would be potato chips.  They aren't as bad for me as wheat, corn syrup and coffee, but I miss them more than all three put together.  I only gave them up fairly recently and all I have to show for it so far is weight gain and an ear infection *lol*.  Not feeling it *lol*, but going on trust here that things will normal out.

As for why we crave the very foods we are sensitive to, giiiirl, how much time do you have?  Basically, it is a similar mechanism to why do alcoholics and drug addicts crave the one substance that is wrecking their lives?  Precisely because they ARE sensitive to it and it does a number on them.  That was the SHORT version *lol*, but you get the idea.

Finally, as to the comment made above somewhere that this board is da bomb in terms of a place to really learn to think about what we put into our bodies and how to come up with creative and healthy alternatives to a lot of it, ITA!



* Edited to add:  I responded to the corn-syrup marinara sauce thaaang/post before reading a later post in the thread by one twin-o-mine, Brighid45, that answered the question.  You have to get up pretty early in the morning around here to beat out Brig in answering questions:  u go, Brig!  I shall just add something, therefore, to give it my own twist (as in, peppermint twist!):  my FAVE, FAVE, FAVORISIMO brand of pasta marinara sauce is a terribly, ridiculously expensive one called Raos Italian Marinara.  omg, it is perfection.  Too bad I don't have a prostate because I'm sure this would keep it in fine fettle, as I'm sure this has more lycopene than one could need in a lifetime, it is so concentrated and delicious!  omg, it tastes like someone spent all day simmering it and then added just the PERFECT spices to it.  o...m...g.

P.S.  Oh yeah, wait, I can't just leave you with that expensive sugg, as that is not practical for every day (to much $$$).  So, another good brand that is waaay cheaper is the Seeds of Change Organic line of marinara sauces.  Check 'em out (that goes for you and your roomie, too, Brig:  what are you doing eating partially hydrogenated transfats?  Bad Brig!  Do not make me come over there!).


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...Anyway--back to the thread topic, wheat. I never connected my constant anxious state and panic attacks to wheat until I went off it completely a year and a half ago (Oct. 2004). One month later, anxiety and attacks--gone. Then I did something stupid that turned out to be a blessing of sorts. For Thanksgiving I had a teaspoon--one TEASPOON--of bread stuffing. Twelve hours later I had a massive panic attack--shortness of breath/wheezing, rise in bp, trembling, paranoia, the whole works. Wow! That was a huge shock.

I know!  That is a very cool thing about the BTD:  because it allows you to detox and establish a baseline of good health and a calm, balanced system, if you DO ingest what, for you as an individual, is a "bad" avoid, you now NOTICE your reaction.  You now have something to compare it to!  I, too, never noticed my myriad plethora of reactions to wheat.  Not until the BTD.  But now, like you, I am amazed at just how paranoid, overly sensitive, volatile, and basically totally WACK I get upon ingesting a speck of wheat.  Maybe not right away, but within about 72 hours, "look out fellas, she's gonna blow!"  It is shockingly predictable.  In fact, I have a rule, for example, that I'm NOT allowed to post ANYTHING on the net or respond to e-mails for 24 hours after eating wheat (should be at least 72, but come ON, I'm addicted to the net *lol*).  Ideally, that general principle should be expanded to that I am not allowed out of the house, or to interact with my fellow humans in any way until at least 72 hours after wheat ingestion.

Actually, I have to thank our own wise-in-many-ways Kimonokat who, years ago, taught me about her "24 hour rule" for responding to people when she gets in any way irked with 'em.  Namely, do NOT respond for at least 24 hours.  This gives you a chance of calming down.  What a GREAT idea!  (Too bad I didn't implement it back then!)  I have since adopted it, adapted it and thus we now have my 24-hour post-wheat-ingestion No Posting rule *lol*!  Like I said, it should really be a "No Leaving the House or Answering the Phone rule".

Ring, ring

Me:  WHAT?  
Innocent caller:  Ah, hello, yes, I'm calling from the Save the Orphans Foundation, and we--
Me:  Oh, so you are saying I don't care about orphans?  You are calling me in MY home, and making assumptions about MY values, and you have the nerve to attack me over it when you don't even KNOW ME?  How DARE you!  I care as much about orphans as the next pup, I will tell you that right now, missy, and I don't appreciate you insinuating otherwise!
Innocent caller:  (long pause)  Well, um, actually, we are calling people tonight to try to raise money to buy the kids shoes and--
Me:  Shoes?  SHOES!  So you buy them shoes and that is supposed to make everything in their sad lives better?  What about pants, shirts, braces, textbooks, where does it END?  How do you draw the line?  Why aren't you focusing on placing them all in loving homes?  Instead you are worried about SHOES?  I think parents are more important than footwear!
Innocent caller, who turns out to be a Type O BTDer:  Let me ask you a question, by any chance are you blood type O?
Me:  Blood Type O?  BLOOD TYPE O!  Yes, I'm bloody blood type O, what of it?
Innocent caller:  And by any small, almost-too-infinitesimal-for-me-even-to-bring-up chance, have you eaten any wheat in the past, oh, 48 hours or so?
Me:  I don't believe I like where you are going with this!  I have not eaten wheat since the last milenium, thank you very much...except for that cheeseburger on a whole-wheat bun I had for lunch today but only because it was all they had and...and...*bursts into tears* I had to EAT, didn't I?  *Sobbing, gasping for air* Nobody knows, the trouble I seen!
Innocent caller:    All righty, then.  Take two Deflects and call me in the morning, the orphans can wait!


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Quoted from Edna
, Brig:  what are you doing eating partially hydrogenated transfats?  Bad Brig!  Do not make me come over there!).


Amen, I almost fell off my chair when I read that!!

Funny you should mention Raos brand PT, I just bought that brand but in the Eggplant variety. I am not impressed at all but I am going to try the marinara sauce that you like so much. I only bought this brand because WF was out of the Isola brand. I have never had any spaghetti sauce that good!!!!  I actually just ordered a whole case at a 5% discount. They've been completely out of it for the past week or so, so I took care of that.   I will actually  probably start using it w/ just plain meat more than as a spaghetti sauce, as I'm trying to get off the grains.
And yes, the Raos brand is WAY expensive. It's more expensive than the Isola. So I was really disappointed, but at the same time, it's a good thing, cause WHAT IF this was WAY better than the Isola. Dang, I just ordered a whole case. Course now, I haven't PAID for it yet, but.................... Kidding, kidding, I am going to get it ,, cause it absolutely rocks!!



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Quoted Text
Actually, I have to thank our own Kimono Kat who, years ago, taught me about her "24 hour rule"


OMG!!!! What a trip down memory lane you just brought up!

I'm having my own "96" hours in trying to compose a stern but respectful letter to my doctor.  I know if I went to her in person, or spoke to her on the phone, I'd be off the charts lol!



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OMG!!!! What a trip down memory lane you just brought up!

I'm having my own "96" hours in trying to compose a stern but respectful letter to my doctor.  I know if I went to her in person, or spoke to her on the phone, I'd be off the charts lol!


I feel ya on that one, BTD sista.  If I were to compose a letter to nudoc to tell her why she is now ex-nudoc, well...let's just say there aren't enough "24 hour rules" in the world to make a dent in that one!


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Boy do I have a few questions:  Citric acid from corn?  I thought citric meant derived from citrus, as in fruit.

Next question ( and it's about wheat!) - I thought the good thing about Ezeikel bread was that it did NOT have glueten.  Please explain.

And if I may sneak in a tomato question - I thought O's could have tomato's.  I don't know if I am a secretor or a non secretor.  Once I ate like a non- secretor for a month, but I don't remember feeling any different.

Tonight I cooked chicken dredged in rice flour and cooked in olive oil.  You would never know it is not wheat.  Thanks to you guys, I am doing better on avoiding wheat.


Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.  Blessings, meribelle
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And another comment for discussion, how long does it take most folks to see/feel the affect of wheat on their bodies/minds.


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Sprouted grains do contain gluten, although less than unsprouted.  People with gluten sensitivities need to avoid any gluten containing grain, even if it is sprouted.  

This is not the same thing as lectin.  When Dr. D. tells us that sprouting de-activates the effects of the wheat  lectin, he's not talking about gluten.

If I ate any wheat today, I would be in pain before the day is over.......aching joints, painful gut, negative emotional state, and possibly clogged sinuses.



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lectin?
http://www.dadamo.com/faq/smartfaq.cgi?answer=988813388&id=988808165
-No gluten: amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa, teff,
millet, rice, sorghum, tapioca, soy.
Harmonia Deluxe from NAP is an ABO friendly
source of wheatgrass

http://www.cornallergens.com/list/corn-allergen-list.php

hope this gives you more insight as to where corn is hidden!! )


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how long does it take most folks to see/feel the affect of wheat on their bodies/minds.


depends on each individual and his sensitivity toward wheat, be it celiac, or just allergic response, etc.......
even cases of schizophrenia and other mental illnesses have been related to wheat, also.
http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/otd/archives/00000798.htm


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Quoted from meribelle
And another comment for discussion, how long does it take most folks to see/feel the affect of wheat on their bodies/minds.


I've not had any grain in a long time.  Yesterday, for lunch I spied a box of whole grain Spelt Penne in the cupboard, thinking, why waste this?  I can have it with ghee, and my buffalo burgers.

I haven't felt great since I ate it.

Back to grain free for me.  I think I'll give away the other box of VitaSpelt spagetti.



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Spelt is the little brother to "Big Bad Wheat"!

(my apologies to all you spelt fans)



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I must be a nonnie in disguise.  I think I need to sneak into the back door of the nonnie club house.


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Since I jumped on the BTD wagon 5 weeks ago, and with both feet, I'm not 100% sure what wheat was doing to me independent of the other avoids, but I must SAY, it gave me the shivers to read all those symptoms everyone was listing, I have had most of them -at the same time!
Most of that has been subsiding, and yes, the worse avoids are now making themselves easier to spot by causing noticeable reactions, often while I'm still eating!
Corn syrup is the most evil to me, post nasal drip immediately.
I think wheat may be a little more cumulative, but not sure, just sure it's really bad for me.
Note: In a regular grocery store the other day, I found a bunch of tomato sauces that had olive oil instead of corn syrup, and seemed really short on O avoids. I'll have to look again. I think one was Emeril's. I noticed the ingredients varied w/the flavors - well, Duh,- but some had corn syrup, & some didn't. I just know I got wicked sick last time I had spagetti sauce w/corn syrup - never again!!!
One of the things that made my pupils dilate was you guys' mention of emotional & mood & mental effects from wheat OMG!!! Boy, do I relate to that, yet never really thought it could be a cause...
meribelle, I like how you ask a lot of questions - this place is the fastest route to getting the answers! And good going, in your efforts to stay out of the goll-danged wheat!
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I have had my own suspicions about being a nonnie even tho my secretor test says otherwise.
If I eat wheat, I can see reaction in 5 min or less. My stomach may start hurting while still eating, depending on how large the meal. Something, don't remember what right now, will make my nose start running while I'm eating. .  I usually get a variety of symptoms, depending on what I ate WITH the offending wheat. Almost always by the next day, I will see puffiness right under the corners of my mouth, making it look like I'm getting jowls. ICK!!!!!!!!!!
My boss is definitely allergic to wheat but always and forever turns a deaf ear anytime I mention it, so I don't anymore. He will be sneezing within the hour. Sometimes 10-15  minutes. Not one sneeze but more like 6-12 sneezes. He has put on a ton of weight, dangerously big around his middle. He now how "psoriasis". Yeah, right, let's try dermatitis herpetiformis. I believe this is also what my granddaughter has and I suspect they may both be celiac.




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I must be a nonnie in disguise.  I think I need to sneak into the back door of the nonnie club house.


You don't have to sneak in, kk.  We nonnies are compassionate humans because we understand how food can make us suffer.  

If you find solace and/or inspiration from anything you hear in our clubhouse, I for one welcome you.  I think the only people who would not be welcome here would be those who insult us by insisting that our diligence is paranoia, and our consistency is obsession.



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I don't know if it's the spelt yesterday (and the left overs this morning), or the two Uni Bars yesterday, back to back, and the two Uni Bars today, back to back, or the previous week where I took a break from all supplements.

Whatever, I'm sure the spelt didn't help.

Don't cry for me Argentina.....   I'm back on the grain free gravy train.



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Grain free is a new concept to me.  Down here in the south we usually have some sort of a "starch" with our meal, like potatoes ( no), pasta ( now) or rice ( yes).  Or at least rice was a yes for me, a try- t0 -be faithful type O.   Now with "grain free" it seems like my plate will be unbalanced!  

I guess it is a great goal, and I can eat brown rice, or even white rice if I feel really wild, if I just HAVE to have a "starch".

My hubby is an A, and he has given up eating for an A.  Now he thinks I am overdoing it because I think certain foods make my nose run, etc.  I am glad you guys are sharing because I see I am not imagining things.

Do you have any suggestions for balancing a meal?  We have lots of rice in south east Texas!

Thank you, for not minding my questions.  Last night I thought that all of you have been around so long, that maybe I was being a nusiance.


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Okay guys, now don't jump on me about using Classico. It's a compromise. My roomie  doesn't like HFS pasta sauces. She had a really bad experience with one years ago and now they are all verboten in our kitchen. Most of the time I will make my own sauce from either fresh or Edenfoods canned tomatoes, hot turkey sausage, garlic, onions and baby bella mushrooms or roasted red peppers.

(A pause in my post here to extol the virtues of Edenfoods. They are a wonderful company. I've been to their plant outside of Clinton Michigan, fantastic place. Their standards are the highest and you can bet the only thing in their tomatoes is a lot of organic goodness and tons of lycopene. If you want canned tomatoes with absolutely no avoids, buy Eden brand. Okay, plug over *lol* I should buy stock in Edenfoods, as much as I praise the company!)

Now and then--as in maybe every other month--I will use a jar of Classico because I'm in a hurry or don't have time to make my own sauce. Infrequent use of a very small amount of partially hydrogenated soybean oil is not going to kill me, especially since everything else I eat is fresh live food 99.8% of the time. It's a C*O*M*P*R*O*M*I*S*E, y'all. Considering I'm finally getting my roomie to consider alternatives to semolina pasta, such as rice pasta or even better, vegetable spaghetti (which we both like far better than grain pasta of any kind), I can live with that.

Anyway, rant over I am searching for another brand without the citric acid and oil in it that Roomie will eat, so far no luck. She doesn't like the crappy supermarket brands with corn syrup in them, thank goodness. No way would I eat anything like Prego or Ragu. I DO have my standards *lol*

Meribelle: because there is such a huge glut of corn on the market, companies have been creating all sorts of additives out of it (such as citric acid and high fructose corn syrup) because it's cheap, cheap, cheap. And the bottom line is always profit margins, no matter what the PR people say to lull you into complacency.

If you want evidence that food manufacturers don't give two shakes about your health, read the label on just about any packaged food on the supermarket shelves. They are loaded with cheap crappy ingredients, additives and preservatives that 1) cost the manufacturer a lot less than good quality stuff and 2) extend the shelf life of the product so that much less of it is lost to spoilage. In effect, you're being offered dead food that won't go bad because it's cost effective for the company, not because it's good for you. Your health comes WAY down on the list, if it's on it at all.

About ezekiel bread: I see it as a sort of transition food for people coming down off wheat. It's better for you than wheat bread, but it's still not great if you're gluten-sensitive. I keep a loaf in the freezer for those days when I absolutely have to have tea and toast for breakfast (with a side of Deflect-O! *lol*) But if gluten is problematic for you you're better off not eating ezekiel bread.

Os can have tomatoes, but it depends on whether you're battling a chronic disease or are in ill health. Then you might want to skip them. Nightshade family (tomatoes, peppers, potatoes) can cause problems with pre-existing inflammatory conditions. I know my joints are always a bit achy the day after I have tomatoes or peppers. I eat them once a week or twice a month, tops.

Try salmon or cod with a rice flour batter too, it's a delicious way to eat fish. Pat the fish dry, dust it with rice flour, dip it in some beaten egg, then in the rice flour again, and fry. The result is pure heaven--light, tender crispy battered fish. Team that up with sweet potato oven fries and you've got a compliant fish n chips recipe. Yummy!


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Okay, I know this is a wheat thread, but talking about wheat alternatives is still talking about not-wheat, right?

How does one make sweet potato oven fries?  

As for potatoes, I just recently learned that tomatoes are also in the nightshade family.  My my, they don't seem similar at all!  Potatoes give me a head ache.  Maybe tomatoes do too and I don't realize it.

Question:  what is HFS food?


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Here are a couple of recent threads that discuss sweet potato fries:
boniatos for french fries
Type O - Food Choices and Strenuous Exercise

HFS = Health Food Store


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Mirabel,
It might not be necessary for you to be completely grain free.  It all depends on your body.  Dr. D recommends low grain intake for type O's;  1 to 6 times a week for secretors, and 0 to 3 times a week for nonnies.  With that in mind, it depends on how you feel with grains, whether you have a problem with your weight, whether your digestion gets irritable or sluggish with them.  I agree with you that rice is probably the least problematic.  Except.....some people are addicted to carbs, and find that they can't eat any, or they will go overboard, and it messes up their glycemic level.

You're on the right track with replacing most of your grains with starchy veggies, such as sweet potatoes (spoken by another southern woman!)  

I'm repeating what a lot of others have said, but, I just felt like talking this morning!  



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I'm not having a problem with grains.  I have about 2 servings per day because I'm doing the ediets program, trying to lose weight.  I have rye bread and rice every day.  I don't have any more than 2 servings and I replace whatever other servings are on my menu with fruit, veggies or meat.  I don't have any awful cravings for more and I don't eat any wheat.  It is possible to have your neutral grains if your system can handle it.  
I am going to get down to 1 serving per day in the next week or so.  It's just a real pain in the butt trying to substitute almost everything on this e-diets program.  Some things on the menu are just blatent avoids.  Ugh.


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Quoted from meribelle


How does one make sweet potato oven fries?  



We've never made our fries in the oven, but others have.  We take a bit of ghee or olive oil in a skillet.  Slice up the sweet potato (we like the "white" variety of sweet potato), into bite size lengths/pieces, and fry until cooked.  Drain on paper towels before eating.

Delicious!


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