This is ridiculous! I don't mind following the SWAMI lists, but to combine that with my intolerance, it has become very hard for me to eat anything that I don't make myself.
Quoted from ruthiegirl
I definitely think you should try to heal your gut so you can tolerate allium foods again, but, IMO, the "not being able to eat anything I don't make myself" part isn't ridiculous, it's typical.
policychecker: I don't know if I am a fructose mal absorber or not. I know that I don't do well on high sugar foods in general, or they do give me a bunch of gas. I don't like to eat fruit most of the time. If I do eat fruit, I much prefer blueberries, cranberries and pineapple to apples and pears. .
More broccoli for me! ;)
Quoted TextAmong all of the cruciferous vegetables, broccoli sprouts have the highest level of the glucosinolates relevant to this enzymatic process. Just two or three tablespoons of broccoli sprouts a day provide a powerful dose of glucosinolates. After broccoli sprouts, cauliflower sprouts are second highest in terms of containing the relevant glucosinolates.
I don't think I missed it, but nobody has mentioned molydenum being the deficiency that causes intolerance to sulphur foods... Might be worth considering... along with B vitamins ;)My real question is, could there be an enzyme or other chemical deficiency in my stomach and/or gut that is causing my intolerance? I was hoping that after undoing the lectin damage in my gut by following SWAMI that my sensitivity would lessen, but that has not been the case.
Eating these fruits separately may work. This is one of the main rules in food combining diet ("Hay diet"), i.e., to eat fruits either as a separate meal, or to eat them on empty stomach and give 20 minutes before eating proteins, carbs, or vegetables, thus avoiding mixing these nutrients with sugars and avoiding unnecessary & unpleasant fermentation within the GI tract.Quoted from wanthanee:D Hi Jenn S, I read and heard often that once a day of apple will make you away from the doctor but every time I eat fruit such as: Apples, Pears they do give me a lot of gas too. Now I stop eat those fruits. Also, in the GTD the Teacher diet an apple is a back dot. :)
Quoted from PossumI don't think I missed it, but nobody has mentioned molydenum being the deficiency that causes intolerance to sulphur foods... Might be worth considering... along with B vitamins ;)
You're very welcome!! Btw there is a facebook group & a yahoo group on onion/allium intolerance, if you are looking for people experiencing similar sensitivities?! Interestingly I couldn't stand the smell of lillies (& nor could my Grandfather) when I was young, & they are in the allium family... ;) Goodluck with your appointment... :)Thank you, Possum! Yes, that was the kind of information I am really looking for. I have an appointment with a Nutritionist at a Holistic Health Center tomorrow and I wanted some more ideas to help lead me in my own "homework" ahead of the appointment. :)
I see. This is no fun. There was a time when I couldn't digest raw apples, and I used to cook peeled apples with cinnamon bark.I found that having an all fruit lunch is a bad thing for me. I can do a small handful of fruit as a snack sometimes, but most of the time I need to eat some protein with it, or I get a horrible stomach ache and/or I get very tired from my blood sugar spiking and then dropping.
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Make some sprouts way better then broccoli.
Quoted from policycheckeron the broccoli front, when you have a gut problem it is sometimes better to actually boil the broccoli rather than steam, makes it more easy to digest.
Quoted from wanthanee
:D :K) Hi Andrea, you are right. I love to eat sprouts from just about any edible plants. Organic broccoli seeds at the health food store over here are so expensive and the seeds seem to be not that good because I try to get them to sprout but they never come out good. I think it may be a
waste of money so I quit. I just decided that organic fresh broccoli is good enough for me.
I can buy broccoli sprouts for 1 bag $3.99 but I can’t find organic sprouts. I know I probably seem picky but that’s just me. I am crazy about organic though. Luckily, I have some herb in my small garden Sometimes if I can’t find a particular food in organic, I would rather not eat it at all. No wonder I am so tiny and skinny!
I am sensitive to some foods and have to be careful. For example, I bought some mixed nuts but after I ate them I my mouth began to blister on the inside. Since they were already de-shelled, I wonder if they used some kind of preservatives that I had a reaction to. When I buy organic nuts still in their shell, I have no problems at all. :D ;D