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That’s really great Diana!!
This is an indication that you should get an eye exam.
I was wondering if someone could please post the ingredients for the Ultra Protein, and cost if possible. Thanks.
I didn’t think hemp was a grain, but rather a seed. ??
Hi Tammy. I would suggest almond flour instead of bread crumbs. I use Elana Amsterdam’s meatloaf recipe from her Almond Flour Cookbook, it also has shredded zucchini, not sure how that plays into it but I’m sure it has some purpose. The recipe calls for turkey but I always use beef. I have also subbed hazelnut flour for the almond flour, applesauce in for eggs, and omitted tomatoes and it’s been good every time, so it’s very versatile.
I was surprised when I got mine that quite a few do contain dairy. Yes, many with eggs too.
If I may recommend Kelly Brozyna’s “Grain Free Baked Goods & Desserts”….lots of egg free recipes and I think all dairy free, there are more dessert recipes than anything, but not 100%. I use this cookbook very often.
No Suzanne I am not aware of any such option, but I agree that would be nice! I sure hope it helps you, keep us posted.
Yes, I actually did notice improvements when I starting taking it. I had a test done that showed I was lacking pancreatic enzymes so I was basically unable to digest without the supplement, so that is how I’ve always taken it (with every meal). I think Dr. O said he just takes it when he eats out though, not for sure on that, maybe he can confirm.
Susan, I think before every meal is what is suggested on the bottle. That’s what I do (although I have not had my gall bladder out, I am battling malabsorption). I can’t imagine there would be any harm in trying it, other than the expense.
Diane I used to feel like that all the time. Now (two years later) it only happens to me once in awhile, maybe once a month. For me a lot of it was due to leaky gut and having food reactions to many things I didn’t know about. But if you’re not in a gluten free kitchen I would seriously consider contamination as a possibility.
I have read something, somewhere (it’s foggy) about a shift in thyroid levels when your body is adapting/adjusting to burning fat instead of sugar, something about ketones…..I remember it saying that this can give the false impression on bloodwork sometimes that there could be a thyroid problem but in actuality it’s not, you’re getting healthier. Hopefully I’m not getting that too mixed up, I don’t know for sure and I’m sorry I cannot quote the source. I have a few books and I’ll page through and try to find it again, if I can find it I’ll let you know, but I do know I read something like that. Maybe someone else can lend some more reliable info.
I know coconut sugar does get powdery if you vitamix it, so I think it would work. The only thing though is that since it’s brownish in color the frosting probably wouldn’t be white if that’s a concern at all….?
I can’t answer all your questions but I wanted to reply because I do relate to many of your issues (thin, moods, acne, non-digestive problems, terrible problem with mornings, low libido, living in a very small town etc). I am 35 although I have never been diagnosed with anything “thyroid” (I have had my suspicions though for quite some time)…my standard tests have always come back normal. Actually your post got me seriously thinking about requesting some of the specific tests Dr. O is recommending for you for the thyroid. The other thing for me is that I am always COLD, like freezing at times. Anyway I just wanted to throw a couple of things out there in response to a few things you commented on.
First of all, “Perque” brand is wonderful for true gluten free vitamins. The only thing of theirs that I have checked on and do not take is the probiotic due to dairy. I take their multi, EPA/DHA, and bone guard. I also take Dr. O’s probiotic and digestive enzymes, along with B12 and vitD (I use the liquid). I had some testing done that showed I lacked enzymes and have to say of all the things I have taken those seem to have helped me tremendously in a relatively short period. This may not be your problem, but it could contribute to the deficiencies you’re mentioning (possibly malabsorption)??
Second of all I take the maca powder too and regarding the taste, the best way I’ve found to disguise the taste is in a homeade cashew/coconut milk hot cocoa mixture. I put a small amount of honey in it too and it’s delish, I actually look forward to it. Just curious how much do you use? I’ve never been told exactly how much is effective, not sure if it’s helping me either. Third though, is your lack of intestinal issues and no real noticable difference on the grain free diet. I have been strictly grain free for almost two years now. I have to say for me it was a very gradual “noticing” of improvements. I do believe I still have some lingering issues but it was definately very gradual, unlike most of the testimonials (I know those make me so jealous too!). I would really encourage you to stick to being grain free, it is most definately bound to help in the long run. I am a true believer. And last, just an encouragment: with our many similarities I have to tell you I never really suffered PPD, so you may not (I have been blessed four times). Thanks for joining and your post!
JackieMarch 22, 2012 at 11:10 pm in reply to: This site is taking forever to load now, anyone else having this issue? #9790
Having the same exact problems here…..with the slow site load that is.March 22, 2012 at 11:02 pm in reply to: Coconut flour & almond flour and cross-contamination #9789
Just wanted to add that nuts.com is where I get all my almond and coconut flour, it is also certified gluten free and they have organic of both.