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cajun
Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 12:28am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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CoachAng,
I like what Ruthie told you above.
I just want to add, as I have experienced this, completely cutting out grains is not a good idea for at least a few reasons. For me anyway, I need brown rice, quinoa,  oatmeal, or rice pasta to keep me from feeling hungry...along with good fats such as avacado,olive oil, ghee, almond or peanut butter, and or some fish or lentils, pinto beans, peas or white beans.
My hair became thinner when I tried to cut out grains! As I gradually added them back I saw an improvement. Genoma Derma from NAP is supposed to help with skin but I swear it has helped my hair tremendously!
Balance; completely avoiding a nutritious food group knocks you off balance.
Again, just my 2 cents. As a fellow A I thought it may help you.
Please keep us posted as you hopefully feel better.


 Ao  ISFJ   Taster   Rh+  

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Spring
Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 12:38am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Well, if Coach isn't confused by now she is one smart gal! If she is as sick as I was when I first started on the regimen to get well, the arguing going on here would have had me scampering away as fast as possible! My brain was already nearly wiped out from simply taking probiotics and the die-off that followed. The least hassle about trying to eat right and figure things out, the better it was for me. I'm living proof that it worked. In reality, a miracle.


"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." -- Benjamin Franklin
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 6:38pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Welcome, Angie! I have a similar story to yours. I sent you a private message in regards to what has worked for me. It is not showing in my sent messages folder so let me know if you have received it or not.  If not, I'll try again.


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CoachAng
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Hi!  

I will be honest, I am SO overwhelmed I do not know where to start!  I have been eating mostly veggies, but I can tell not eating grains/beans, etc is affecting my thyroid.  I feel so much better eating them.  HOWEVER, because of my natural doc putting me on that Gaps diet a few mos ago, I seem intolerant to all starches now.  I get this jittery feeling in my veins if that makes sense.  I have never had blood sugar issues in my life, but I am beginning to think this Gaps diet messed up my metabolic rate.  

When I eat protein, my heart races.  When I eat starches, I get this 'under the skin' redness.  When I have reactions to foods, my liver and kidneys hurt.  I think it is from trying to rid me of an overload of toxins.  I started pureeing my veggies to give my digestion a break.  I am at a point I am afraid to eat anything for fear of further damage to my gut and/or feeding potential candida.  I bloat VERY easily, which could be from poor digestion, lack of probiotics, etc.  My body is getting very used to the same foods over and over.  When I eat outside of those few foods, my urinary tract burns.  Could be from the acids in some foods,too (chicken, beef, etc).

I do not want to further damage my gut and all the reading I have done says grains are rough on the digestive system, so I have been living off of green veggies and a few carrots.  That is about all - and it is pureed.  I feel like I am starving at times with no 'substance' in my diet.  I know I might have to retrain my intestines to digest these foods since it has been so long since I've consumed them regularly (my restricted diet began Aug 2, 2012).  I have tried adding them back in to only react to them (was able to eat them freely before Aug 2).  

Yes, overwhelmed completely!  Still trying to stay strong!
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CoachAng
Monday, January 28, 2013, 1:32pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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BlueJay, thank you for the warm welcome!   I just responded to your message.
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Could you possibly go in to see a naturopath who can run a SWAMI and give you some specific pointers on what to eat, what supplements to take, etc?

Some amount of digestive discomfort (gas and bloating) is part of the healing process and isn't a bad thing. The problem is that it can be very hard to tell, all by yourself, what's "uncomfortable healing" and what's "a sign that this food is bad for me."

You do need adequate protein and calories to heal, along with the nutrition from a varied diet. But you may need to increase beneficial foods slowly so that the detox symptoms don't get severe enough to cause other problems. That's where the professional supervision comes in handy.

The GAPS diet may work well for an O, but it's unhealthy in the long term for an A. You need beans and nuts in your diet, along with modest amounts of grains, poultry, and fish. You probably need digestive enzymes along with some gut-healing supplements to get your GI system working again, so you can eat the foods your body needs and digest them.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  13yo B+ Jack


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Spring
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Ruthie, I had the same thought as you about Coach seeing someone to get the help that is so desperately needed right now. When I had Candida there was not a Naturopath within a hundred miles of me, and I didn't know anything about them then anyway. It was only after several months of treatment that I became more aware of the fact that they were very good at treating Candida. Coach needs someone to lead her through this mess. You are so right about that.


"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." -- Benjamin Franklin
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NancyEllen
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Coach Ang, what are you doing for your thyroid symptoms and/or adrenal fatigue?  Those are the two things that I would be most concerned about improving.


“He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.”  Plato
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Hi, My husband & I are new to the ER4YT diet.  I have manage to find some of the things for us, some by mail.  We live in a small town in Minnesota and have a hard time finding some of things.  I am wondering if anyone knows of an alternative to margarine w/ canola oil.  My husband is an O and can have butter, I however can not, and I am unable to find this particular item. I find it with olive oil, but the canola oil I find out here is in light butter. I want to try and stick to this diet as close as I can living in a small town. Does anybody have any suggestions?
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Victoria
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Hi Heather,  

Buy the butter and make your own ghee.  It's easy and healthy.

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Keep a small glass container full of just pure olive oil in the coldest part of your fridge.  The oil will solidify & still be easy to spread. Diamond for both types up to a tablespoon a day & yuumm!!!!  (can add garlic or other herbs too
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Quoted from Serenity
Keep a small glass container full of just pure olive oil in the coldest part of your fridge.  The oil will solidify & still be easy to spread...


Why didn't I think of that! All these years I've been doing the "fridge to hot tap to counter" method. AARGGHH!  

Decant into a widemouth jar and spoon it out solidified. For measurement, better than pouring as well.
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Quoted from Serenity
Keep a small glass container full of just pure olive oil in the coldest part of your fridge.  The oil will solidify & still be easy to spread. Diamond for both types up to a tablespoon a day & yuumm!!!!  (can add garlic or other herbs too


Great idea, Serenity!  A small wide-mouth jar would make it so easy.



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Heather75
Friday, February 22, 2013, 6:02pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Thank you Victoria.  I'll give it a try.
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Heather,

Try Amazon's gourmet grocery section. You'll find lots of products to choose from that will be delivered right to your door. If you get Prime membership, you'll get 2-day free shipping on select items. About a quarter of my total grocery budget is spent on Amazon products.

I grew up in southeast Minnesota. We just moved from the twin cities last fall, and we still own and rent out our home there.  


Coleen ISF-J, Non-Taster
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