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Posted by: buckledoj, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 8:26am
Would anyone have any ideas as to why I have a mucous restriction in my throat when I swallow.
I have a problem with an acidic body and as I understand it the body produces mucous the counteract the acidity.
This has been going on for months and it has not "gone away".
I would really like to rid myself of this and swallow "normally".

I also get dry knuckles when I eat something that doesn't agree with me - but cannot seem to nail down what this is.

I have had grain/wheat problems in the past - Leaky Gut at present - and am not sure about whether to eat dairy or not. Also have two eggs for breakfast every morning. Could eggs be a problem?

Any ideas?
Posted by: buckledoj, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 8:30am; Reply: 1
Further to the above - I take supplements in the form of capsules p could I be having a reaction to the capsule itself. I have been trying to find out if they are corn derived to no avail.

I have thought of emptying the capsules and putting it in water - but I don't think this is advisable.
Posted by: Possum, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 9:12am; Reply: 2
What capsules are they? They may well be made from corn... :-/
If you are not sure about dairy, why not try going off it for a few days - it may well answer your query...
Posted by: Possum, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 9:15am; Reply: 3
Also, re the eggs & the knuckle problem - trying (or elimainating) one thing at a time is the best (only) way to really work out what you are reacting to...short of doing a swami & even then it can still sometimes be a bit of trial & error ??) ;)
Posted by: buckledoj, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 9:21am; Reply: 4
The capsules are for vitamin and mineral supplements that I am taking - they only say "vegetarian" capsule. Which doesn't tell me anything.

I have been off dairy for a few days now and there seems no real difference. When I do have dairy it is a plain yoghurt. Or Greek Plain Yoghurt.

I have had some Flaxseed Oil today - will see if that makes any difference.
Also am going to try Pineapple Juice - is meant to be good for digestion.
Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 11:05am; Reply: 5
I would start with

then I would eat for 4 days only SUPER beneficials or Diamond medicinal healing foods.. and see how I feel.. then add Beneficial foods, and see how you feel.  NO supplements nothing else.  I would eat mountains of those foods so as not to stress or become hungry ever.

then after 2 weeks - one item can be added at a time for 4 days each and see how you react.  4 days should be enough to tell -- but if you react to anything.. then back off to SB and B's for a week and start from there.. one item at a time.

there are so many things.. including it seems the pots you cook in?? see the new thread today..

good luck ... see my signature for sups..  
Posted by: deblynn3, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 11:49am; Reply: 6
try the allergy protocol, for right now. This is how I react to pollen. (mulberry in my case) 1yr on BTD and it is much less this year.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 12:55pm; Reply: 7
Sounds like you are thinking that this will get corrected over night by  eating or not eating something.
This did not happen to you overnight it will not go away overnight.
You will have to work hard to get this under control  and food will need to be your main focus.
Get yourself a SWAMI and work towards eating only superfoods.
Knowing your secretor status will help too.

What are you eating on a daily basis?

Seems that many people are telling you the same thing.

Have you had any tests? like a Gastroscopy?
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 4:06pm; Reply: 8
try a separation diet and write a food log
have you seen Dr D s health series?

You might also be experiencing allergic reactions to different food groups.
The book has food lists and protocols to follow

also get a secretor test done, you never know, and that will help target your guidelines
Posted by: SquarePeg, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 5:44pm; Reply: 9
Is fenugreek seed okay for you to have?  If so, make tea from it, or add lots of ground fenugreek to your meals.  (It's a main ingredient of curry powder, BTW).

Fenugreek acts like Mucinex to thin the secretions so that they can be eliminated more easily.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 9:56pm; Reply: 10
read about MFC for Bs
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 2:03am; Reply: 11
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add lots of ground fenugreek to your meals.  (It's a main ingredient of curry powder, BTW).

although not a main ingredient it is important to the mix
the taste would be too overpowering if used deliberately or as a main ingredient
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 2:46am; Reply: 12
Are you currently eating flour products or grain of any kind?

Are you eating any soy?  How about sugar?
Posted by: buckledoj, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 2:51am; Reply: 13
I am not eating any grain products.
When I have a yoghurt (rarely) that has sugar in it.
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 4:31am; Reply: 14
It would be worth the effort to make use of salt water in your regular morning oral hygiene.  Get hold of a Nasaline or Neti Pot and clean the inside of your sinuses daily with 1/2 tsp sea salt to each 8 oz. warm water.  Then blow your nose gently on each side.

Brush your tongue well every morning when your brush your teeth.  Then gargle deeply a couple of times with very warm salt water.

I'd recommend you avoid all sugar, and if you need your yogurt sweetened, try a compliant one such as honey or maple syrup.

Before the BTD, I had major mucous problems, and cutting out soy products greatly reduced the problem.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 5:20am; Reply: 15
mucus buildup is your body s way of self defense through antibodies.....

so anything nonself entering your body, will undoubtedly be combated through mucus and other detox mechanisms
'self and non self'
Posted by: Goldie, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 11:36am; Reply: 16
I am responding to the mucus issue... I myself have 3-4 'colds' a year, if I don't dry them up before they are in full 'bloom' then  I develop mucus for several month..

NOW IF I was to be 100%  compliant I would be able to reduce or get rid of it much sooner.. but even a morsel of wheat will set me back for days if not many weeks or forever, as the body  just can not heal it self with on avoid in my body..

I actually wonder if people who smoke while on this way of eating-- would they be spitting and coughing all day?? are there smokers here who could answer that question.. as in: off diet a little--or completely compliant.. how big the difference??

I bet any minutia of AVOIDS make all the difference.    
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 2:24pm; Reply: 17
How long have you been following the BTD?  You mention having this problem for months, but I'm trying to figure out if the problem began before you started BTD (and you're frustrated that it's not going away faster) or if the problem developed while following the B diet.
Posted by: Goldie, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 4:13pm; Reply: 18
have you seen a doctor about it just to be sure its not some other thing??
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Friday, October 29, 2010, 7:55am; Reply: 19
Hi Buckle,

I have had the same problem as you and I finally decided it must be reflux. I have had the mucous in the throat for a long time - it affects my speech from time to time and I always seem to be clearing my throat. It suddenly became worse a while back and I realised I also had a burning feeling in my throat. Often when I swallow I get a gurgling noise happening and it feels as though it is restricted in some way - it can be quite uncomfortable after swallowing supplement capsules. This was also accompanied by an extremely unsettled gassy stomach, and I finally decided it was time to do something about it.
A test revealed I have a leaky gut and so I went on a detox diet that was so close to the A-type BTD that I decided I may as well combine the two, and I then quickly discovered this wonderful website and have gone on to do a SWAMI. My next step is the secretor test. I have to admit I haven't noticed a huge difference with respect to my throat but my stomach seems much happier now apart from some gassy periods when I eat a lot of fibre rich foods. However I think I may have turned a small corner since starting my SWAMI diet and am starting to feel as though my throat is beginning to improve marginally. The last few days (it has only been about a 10 days on SWAMI) I have been noticeably more comfortable and hopefully it is the beginning of the road to recovery.
Like Andrea said,
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Sounds like you are thinking that this will get corrected over night by  eating or not eating something.
This did not happen to you overnight it will not go away overnight.

Posted by: Melissa_J, Friday, October 29, 2010, 10:21am; Reply: 20
It could be any sort of allergy.  My son has something similar and I'm still trying to pin it down.  I'm currently looking into esophagitis.  That can be caused by reflux or even candida.  My son has never had thrush, but had a reaction after eating a food with yeast extract in it, so I'm wondering if yeast and candida are part of his problem.  For now I'm eliminating anything with yeast in it from his diet in case he's reacting to that and cutting down his sugar and simple carbs to address possible candida.

There are a number of esophageal problems that can contribute, so a doctor may give you some insight.  Great tea is a good treatment for Barrett's Esophagus, I think it was.  Perhaps it is helps with inflammation in the esophagus, as it does on the skin (as long as it's not too hot, of course).

So many things include corn, I think V-Caps do.  Gelatin caps may be safe.  Many supps can be taken in liquid, I'd guess most of the NAP products, but some taste bad that way (like deflect and phytocal).
Posted by: Goldie, Friday, October 29, 2010, 10:33am; Reply: 21
no doubt you will be better soon.. the first step is always to recognize the issue at hand..  8)
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