Have you looked into enteric coated peppermint oil capsules? I was at a presentation by Dr. Michael Murray, a naturapath, and he mentioned that these were good for IBS.Julia wrote:I have had IBS for 8 years
I have not looked into this, I will probably modify my diet first and see if it I see a difference. But thank you for the information.Have you looked into enteric coated peppermint oil capsules? I was at a presentation by Dr. Michael Murray, a naturapath, and he mentioned that these were good for IBS
I am confused, I thought all forms of dairy are out. The CSA Farm (Community Supported Agriculture) I joined has goat products, but I thought that was not allowed?There are some good rice noodles and you can eat goat cheese or yogurt with goat milk.
Does anyone ever treat themselves (anniversaries, birthday, thanksgiving, etc) or is this a diet that you cannot EVER stray from?
Here is what Dr. Murray has to say about IBS.Julia wrote:I have not looked into this, I will probably modify my diet first and see if it I see a difference. But thank you for the information.Have you looked into enteric coated peppermint oil capsules? I was at a presentation by Dr. Michael Murray, a naturapath, and he mentioned that these were good for IBS
The Mayo Clinic's page on IBS also mentions enteric coated peppermint.
NHEHerbs. Peppermint is a natural antispasmodic that relaxes smooth muscles in the intestines. Peppermint may provide short-term relief of IBS symptoms, but study results have been inconsistent. If you'd like to try peppermint, be sure to use enteric-coated capsules. Peppermint may aggravate heartburn. Before taking any herbs, check with your doctor to be sure they won't interact or interfere with other medications you may be taking.
You shouldn't have these treats so often, though, because I think the sugar is bad for you. My husband and I just haven't been able to give it up yet.
Basically eat what our great great ancestors ate.
I do not try my hardest to substitute, I just do without. I don't like cooking much, so it is easiest for me to go raw.
When I feel like I am in need of something "mainstream" I do, however use substitutions
To answer the question, my staples are (on my weekly grocery shopping list)
- Several pounds of organic fruit
- Several pound of organic vegetables
- Fish (I try to eat fish every day)
- Lean chicken
- Nuts and seeds (raw)
Most of my cooking is just grilling or baking with salt and spices. Lots of foods I eat raw.
If / when I want to substitute/indulge:
Trader Joe's Light Coconut Milk (comparable amount of fat to Milk fat, but healthier type of fat)
Millet, buckwheat and rice flour (I pretty much substitute straight when the recipe calls for wheat flour)
Dark chocolate (no milk or milk fat)
*** Exception to the rule I allow myself - one cup of coffee in the morning. My "reasoning" - coffee is not a food, it's a supplement
I wonder if others have a problem with chicken?
I am wondering what "kind" of chicken did you eat. Was it free-range properly omega-balanced poultry? Or was it corn-fed, raised in the chicken farm squashed to each other, then packaged with flavoring solutions added to the meat.Rebecca wrote:
I wonder if others have a problem with chicken?
form http://www.mercyforanimals.org/poultry.aspToday's meat chickens have been genetically altered to grow twice as fast, and twice as large as their ancestors. Pushed beyond their biological limits, hundreds of millions of chickens die every year before reaching slaughter weight at 6 weeks of age
On the other hand, the allergic reactions differ from person to person. I, for example, did the skin test and was deemed allergic to pork (!)
I don't go out of my way to cook and prepare. Trying to mimic "standard" foods and inventing all kinds of substitutes drains me.
If I am hungry, there are always raw veggies and raw fruits around the house.
If I am VERY hungry - I throw a whole potato in the microwave. When ready use some olive oil + some salt.
For protein - I know canned is not the best solution, but - canned salmon, canned tuna, etc.,
Buy skinless chicken and boil - you'll have broth and the supply of protein.
If you must have bread - many stores have Rice bread, I am never able to finish the loaf though.
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- I found a store that has good gluten free bread (rice, buckwheat, quinoa). I wrap slices in wax paper and freeze most of the loaf.
- I have coconut milk ice cream if I want something cold.
- I use rice milk on cereal.
- Instead of store bought cookies I have rice crackers and fruit, some almonds, or a small piece of dark chocolate. (Cocoa beans are not a legume).
- I carry Lara bars (vegan and gluten and soy free) as emergency snacks and as a granola bar replacement.
- A must have - Mary's Rice Crackers. Crunchy and delicious. I just found the large boxes at Costco. I also found 3 lb bags of Quinoa.
- Do try Quinoa. It can be cooked in a rice cooker. Its very high in protein. We have it hot and cold. Even my picky eater daughter loves it.
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- Some stores will give you a discount if you buy a case.
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