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Posted by: 701 (Guest), Monday, February 12, 2007, 4:09pm
A quick question concerning walnuts.  They are supposed to be beneficial for O's, but everytime I eat them, I have a gurgling in my intestines and everything gets loose.  It makes it tough to "eat right" when things go wrong.  Could I be a nonnie (I haven't done the test -but I have a lot of metabolic syndrome symptoms) and my system is not accepting the walnuts?

Ken
Posted by: Debra+, Monday, February 12, 2007, 4:15pm; Reply: 1
Hey doc...are you eating the walnuts on their own or with something.  How many are you eating at a time?  Secretor test would be a good thing to get as it would help you fine tune things.

Debra :)
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Monday, February 12, 2007, 4:47pm; Reply: 2
yesss of course that might be, I do have several clients, nonnies and O'sechis' with the same problem, they merely get similar symptoms as allergic reactions ::) = this is your own individuality which marks
*your self *...or better said= genetically determined :D
Posted by: 701 (Guest), Monday, February 12, 2007, 4:54pm; Reply: 3
I usually eat about a handful at a time.  Sometimes alone and sometimes with food and it doesn't seem to matter.

Ken
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Monday, February 12, 2007, 6:56pm; Reply: 4
::) huh??) :-/


do you remember your first talkins' about that??)  ;D :D ;D ;D ;D(smarty)(think)(whistle)
Posted by: Lola, Monday, February 12, 2007, 9:25pm; Reply: 5
try soaking them all night........then letting them air dry before storing them, or toasting them.
Posted by: Brighid45, Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 12:19am; Reply: 6
I second Lola's suggestion--soaking the nuts makes them more digestible and also rinses off mold and dust, which might be causing your tummy rumbles :) I used to have trouble with walnuts causing some allergic reactions. Soaking them overnight and air-drying them has solved that problem for me. Might be worth a try.
Posted by: pat (Guest), Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 9:33pm; Reply: 7
what are nonnies and O'sechis' ?
Posted by: Don, Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 9:57pm; Reply: 8
Nonnies is slang for Non-secretors

Isa was refering to type O secretors. English is not Isa's native language.
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Friday, February 23, 2007, 1:06pm; Reply: 9
I also found that more than a few walnuts didn't agree with me... & they are beneficials for everyone, I think.
We all have individual allergies/intolerances.
Also, I'll have to try rinsing them.  It could be a cantaminant lilke dust/mold.
Thanks for that info!!
S S & L,
Mrs "T"     O+
Posted by: Lisalea, Friday, February 23, 2007, 2:11pm; Reply: 10
How can u tell from the outter shell if a walnut is fresh versus stale ?? TY  ;D
Posted by: 1206 (Guest), Friday, February 23, 2007, 2:13pm; Reply: 11
As suggested above, soaking over night and then drying really makes a difference. But it is even more helpful for me if I then put them in my cast iron skillet and cook them for about 15 min, stirring stirring till the are more crispy. I have had none of the problems since doing this. I can only eat a few at a time, but it is worth it ;)
Posted by: Brighid45, Friday, February 23, 2007, 4:38pm; Reply: 12
Lisa--if the nuts are in the shell it's often hard to tell how fresh they are, but since they are still whole they should be okay to use.

It's nice that English walnuts come in the shell still. Black walnuts have to be shelled because otherwise you'd be putting them in a vise to get them free :) If you buy shelled nuts of any kind, try to get the kind in the crisp plastic bag or better yet, a can. They're usually better-protected. A regular plastic bag will permit air to get in and make the nuts stale or even rancid.

Dewdrop--I love toasted walnuts. :)
Posted by: Drea, Friday, February 23, 2007, 9:27pm; Reply: 13
I love any kind of walnut, especially right out of the jar, but toasted walnuts sound good, too. I've been looking at the hfs but I haven't ever seen the illusive black walnut...are you sure they even exist? ;)
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Friday, February 23, 2007, 10:04pm; Reply: 14
Yes, they exist & the wood is what is very valuable.  Trees takes decades to produce good wood which is very expensive & of high quality.
The nuts are supposed to produce every 2 years if I remember correctly.

There are associations of walnut farmers, not huge, but nevertheless in existence.
S S & L,
Mrs "T"    O+
Posted by: Alia Vo, Friday, February 23, 2007, 11:22pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from outdoordrea
I love any kind of walnut, especially right out of the jar, but toasted walnuts sound good, too. I've been looking at the hfs but I haven't ever seen the illusive black walnut...are you sure they even exist? ;)


Yes they exist, albeit I believe they are more of a specialty item.  Perhaps try purchasing them over the internet from a specialty nuts/seeds company.

Alia
Posted by: Mary M., Friday, February 23, 2007, 11:32pm; Reply: 16
Hi Mrs T O+,

Yes, definitely soaking the walnuts, or any nut for that matter, for 8-10 hours in either salted or unsalted filtered water,  rinsing them well and draining them for a few minutes, then spreading them out on cookie sheets and putting them in a slow oven (150 degres) for 8-10 hours, testing them towards the end until they are crisp, makes them more easily digestable.

Walnuts have to be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container (I use empty glass jars with their tops) or they spoil. Other nuts don't need refridgeration. My husband likes pecans and I treat them the same as walnuts...but they dry out and crisp faster than walnuts and so bear watching after 6 hours.

Learned all this from the Weston Price Foundation and the book "Wise Traditions" by Sally Fallon.

Margaret
Posted by: koahiatamadl, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 12:36pm; Reply: 17
I have never heard that you are supposed to store nuts of any kind in the fridge.  I store mine in the cupboard and never had a problem.  I am pretty sure that I have never seen nuts in the shop stored at below room temperature either.  
Posted by: Lisalea, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 2:03pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Brighid45
Lisa--if the nuts are in the shell it's often hard to tell how fresh they are, but since they are still whole they should be okay to use.

It's nice that English walnuts come in the shell still. Black walnuts have to be shelled because otherwise you'd be putting them in a vise to get them free :) If you buy shelled nuts of any kind, try to get the kind in the crisp plastic bag or better yet, a can. They're usually better-protected. A regular plastic bag will permit air to get in and make the nuts stale or even rancid.

Dewdrop--I love toasted walnuts. :)


Thank-u for ur response Brighid45 ;D


Actually, it happens once in a while that the walnuts that I've purchased in a shell turn out
to be moldy, dusty, dried out and/or shriveled up and sometimes even black ... YUCKS !!::)
Posted by: Lisalea, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 2:04pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from koahiatamadl
I have never heard that you are supposed to store nuts of any kind in the fridge.  I store mine in the cupboard and never had a problem.  I am pretty sure that I have never seen nuts in the shop stored at below room temperature either.  


Hi,
Actually to keep them even fresher u can even store them in the freezer ... since nuts go rancid VERY quickly :-/
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 2:16pm; Reply: 20
We have a large english walnut tree in my mums garden- ( mine is just about to bear nuts- so IŽll have to be patient :-)

The nuts in a less good quality ( shells not proper closed etc ) we shell and put in the freezer or use right away.
The good ones we store in old nylon stockings on the cool loft or in the larder/pantry- in all the wintermonths
- around May they are gone ;-D
- and personally I think it is time to stop eating nuts untill sptember/Octobre when nuts arrive naturally again.
I have never had a reaction to our own nuts- but often got slightly rancid nuts from the shops.

When I buy nuts in shops I 90 % of the time, soak them in salty water  and dry them again- seem fine then
- but most of time I donŽt do that with our own nuts.
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 6:56pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from koahiatamadl
I have never heard that you are supposed to store nuts of any kind in the fridge.  I store mine in the cupboard and never had a problem.  I am pretty sure that I have never seen nuts in the shop stored at below room temperature either.  


As long as they are still in the shell, room temperature is fine.
Posted by: mikeo, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 8:37pm; Reply: 22
If I were a nonnie, i would stay away from walnuts already deshelled out of a bulk bin or deshelled packaged....Walnuts get moldy fast once they are out of their shell. Invest in a nutcracker and eat walnuts fresh
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