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I started keeping a menu collection of meal ideas (breakfast, lunch & dinner). I'll give you a few examples below:
Breakfast: Blanched cabbage wrap filled with avocado slices, and a little chicken or beef. I also do a cereal type thing where I slice up organic banana, add org. blueberries and strawberries, use almond milk and pour on a little flaxseed meal. I enjoy it.
Lunch: typically I have leftovers from dinner the night before….so here are some dinner ideas:
Dinner: Spaghetti Squash with simmered chopped up org. tomatoes (seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, italian seasoning), cooked lima beans, org. zucchini sauteed.
Cooked Black eyed peas, org. baked (in microwave) sweet potato, org sauteed spinach
Org. Grass fed Chuck roast cooked in crock pot all day with mashed org. potatoes and org. steamed broccoli
Also I like to make Red Beans and Rice – using wild rice and cooked in crock pot red kidney beans. Can have a vegetable on the side.
Also the Glutenology Cook book has a great bread recipe!!! I love it!
Hope that helps!
Thanks for responding Mark. Its nice that someone else knows what its like. I have so many people that say they wish they had my problem but I tell them no you don't. Its not fun to lose weight and try so hard to get it and not be successful. I'm not looking malnurished, just smaller than I'm used to. Not sure if reducing carbs is going to help but the hyper metabolism does make some sense.
I eat it cold like cereal. I suppose if you wanted more of an oatmeal type of thing you could heat it with the flax and then add fruit. Haven't tried that personally.February 22, 2011 at 8:07 am in reply to: Schizophrenia and Gluten Sensitivity – the connection continues #9017
I work in the mental health field and mostly with Schizophrenia. I understand the struggle you are going through. That disesase makes it hard to help someone especially with the paranoia aspect. There are so many people out there with that condition and unfortunatley most could never afford to be gluten free because of finances. Its really sad. I hope your sister will listen.
Dr. Osborne, thank you for the reply. Unforuntately these articles are so high tech I don't understand them. Is there anything for the lay person? Thanks.
I also had the delayed response allergy test done. It also showed that I could have gluten and other things I know I can't have. My understanding is that this test only recognizes DELAYED responses…not acute responses. So if you know you are gluten intollerant I would stick with that diet full fledged regardless of what that test said. Plus, I know for me that I have an extreme immediate negative reaction to caffeine yet the test showed no problems with caffeine. So, once again it goes back to that it only tested for delayed responses. I did not follow the rotation diet cuz it had stuff in it I know I shouldn't have.
As far as Omega 3, I think grass fed meat has that (or maybe its omega 6). But if you can eat other types of fish I think sardines have high amounts of omega 3s. Also if you are interested I like this website: http://whfoods.org/getstarted.php . You can look up foods and it gives their nutritional value. Good luck!
Thanks guys. I have Dr. Osborne for my doctor so I think I'm in good hands on that. I'm on a true gluten free diet and also eating mostly all organic food. I just wasn't sure if I was the only one that didn't get better right away. Its nice to hear from others that it takes time. I do think I have leaky gut since I developed further allergies. I tried candida diet last year for 3 months (but I was eating rice). I don't need to lose weight…IBS has already taken care of that for me (unfortunately). So I greatly appreciate the encouragement. I'd love to hear from more of you on if you are still struggling with your symptoms after being gluten free for a while. Just don't want to feel discouraged, thinking this diet isn't going to work. Thanks!
Yonderway Farms has grass fed meats. I haven't tried them but Dr. Osborne recommended them to me (if you live in Texas). http://yonderwayfarm.com/
Here's another helpful website on Candida: http://drhotze.com/Wellness-101/Yeast-Overgrowth.aspx
I went on the Candida Diet for three months early this year before I found out I was actually gluten intollerant. The Candida diet is basically the Paleo Diet (which I now have to be on permanently). Its a diet that works to rid your body of yeast overgrowth. I purchased a cook book and information book called: Hotze Optimal Eating Program. Here's a website: http://www.physicianspreference.com/store/hotze-optimal-eating-cookbook-p-1307.html
This book contains a full grocery list, the reasoning behind the diet…and tons of recipes. Basically it eliminates more than just gluten…but also other sugars that contribute to yeast overgrowth. It did make me feel better at the time but I didn't stay on it long cuz it really is a tough diet….now I”m basically on it again long term. Good luck!
I am new to this gluten thing…plus I have a strong allergic reaction to corn (also a gluten), sugar and dairy. I would love to hear about restuarant options too. Sorry that I am of no help on this but I'm also interested in your question.