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  • in reply to: Gluten Free and what to eat! #9542
    Jackie Scarbrough
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    Actually, I thought differently so now I'm wondering too….I thought quinoa was considered a “pseudo-grain”, along with buckwheat, but non-gluten containing.  I know Dr. O has advised us to avoid it due to high potential for cross contamination, but I didn't think it contained gluten. ???

    in reply to: Gluten Free and what to eat! #9535
    Jackie Scarbrough
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    I just wanted to add to the above (wonderful advice) that if you have trouble digesting meats, then maybe consider digestive enzymes, at least for awhile. 

    in reply to: Gluten Free Certification for Doctors #9525
    Jackie Scarbrough
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    Wondering too if you have to be present in Houston to take this class?

    in reply to: Gluten Free Certification for Doctors #9524
    Jackie Scarbrough
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    Wondering too if you have to be present in Houston to take this class?

    in reply to: Going gluten free, yet tired #9522
    Jackie Scarbrough
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    I would agree that maybe you should experiment in cutting back on so much fruit and possibly even the potatoes.  Sounds like your fatigue may be tied to not enough fat or protein.  I used to think we “needed” some type of carb or starch but am realizing that we really do not.  A great book explaining this is “PRIMAL BODY PRIMAL MIND”.  I would suggest possibly adding some nuts to your diet in place of the at least some of the fruit….still easy, no fuss, just grab and munch.  Just a thought.

    in reply to: Virus or glutening of some sort? #9518
    Jackie Scarbrough
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    Looks like I spoke too soon, had a repeat bout in one daughter last night, now hubby is sick today too.  UGH!  Frown  I'm pretty sure it's a virus now, we'll see if I can avoid this…..

    in reply to: Virus or glutening of some sort? #9505
    Jackie Scarbrough
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    Thanks for asking.  Yes, they seem to be better, I think it must have been a virus that affected the kids but not us adults?  I was just starting to get worried there, but it has been over a week now with no one sick!  Laugh   If it happens again, I will consider testing them for other things such as parasites though.  Sorry about your son, did you find out if it was a parasite or bacteria? 

    Thanks too for the compliment!  Actually only two of them are old enough for homeschooling so far.  We all love it though and really you never can start too early, even the younger two are learning new things every day, just more informally. 

    in reply to: Leaky gut #9440
    Jackie Scarbrough
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    Rose, your symptoms sound similar to mine: intolerances, weight loss.  I know it is very discouraging.  So, you have had the ELISA test but not gotten the results yet?  I am 5'2″ and was down to around 90 pounds at my lowest point.  I am up to 98 now with the regimen I am on.  I did test negative for candida which surprised me.  For me it was leaky gut with malabsorption, no beneficial gut flora and no pancreatic digestive enzymes.  I had already been on a very strict diet by the time I had that test though so I thought maybe that's why the candida was negative.  I would encourage you to be completely grain free as I do not personally feel I would have ever started to heal on grains.  Once you start to heal your gut your list of food intolerances will likely decrease.  I still don't know the answer to my above question about if the gut can theoretically heal without rotating foods….I guess you could say I am doing a personal experiment though!  For me it was the most difficult thing to rotate my foods.  I still rotate as much as I can, but it's not 100% by any means. 

    in reply to: Leaky gut #9439
    Jackie Scarbrough
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    Rose, your symptoms sound similar to mine: intolerances, weight loss.  I know it is very discouraging.  So, you have had the ELISA test but not gotten the results yet?  I am 5'2″ and was down to around 90 pounds at my lowest point.  I am up to 98 now with the regimen I am on.  I did test negative for candida which surprised me.  For me it was leaky gut with malabsorption, no beneficial gut flora and no pancreatic digestive enzymes.  I had already been on a very strict diet by the time I had that test though so I thought maybe that's why the candida was negative.  I would encourage you to be completely grain free as I do not personally feel I would have ever started to heal on grains.  Once you start to heal your gut your list of food intolerances will likely decrease.  I still don't know the answer to my above question about if the gut can theoretically heal without rotating foods….I guess you could say I am doing a personal experiment though!  For me it was the most difficult thing to rotate my foods.  I still rotate as much as I can, but it's not 100% by any means. 

    in reply to: alkaline water #9438
    Jackie Scarbrough
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    I can't comment on the alkaline water, but I had to chime in here at the mention of Intestinew….I was told that contains grains and should be avoided if you're trying to follow the grain free diet.  I ended up and still am using l-glutamine powder instead. 

    in reply to: Help with a quick answer for doubting Thomas #9420
    Jackie Scarbrough
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    I was thinking about this and remember something I heard or read somewhere once, to the effect of “you have to think of gluten as rat poison”….would you ever willingly consume even a trace?  Would you bring it into your kitchen and onto your cutting boards, pans etc and trust that you can wash it away.  Sounds very extreme I know, but seems to be the reality of it for some people (including myself).  Maybe he would understand this Lori! Yell 

    in reply to: Casey’s Kitchen – TRUE Gluten Free – Omelet Cups To Go #9368
    Jackie Scarbrough
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    I have a question regarding pre-cooking the spinach as in this recipe….is there a nutritional advantage to this or is it merely for taste preference?  We use spinach in our scrambled eggs or quiche every morning for breakfast but we just chop it up and add it in raw.  Just making sure we're getting the most out of our food and wondering if pre-cooking releases more nutrients somehow?  Thanks in advance.

    in reply to: Instead of tacos #9363
    Jackie Scarbrough
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    Wild rice isn't a grain though, it's considered a grass, so actually it's safe because it contains no gluten. Wink  We do enjoy it on occasion with this type of meal, sometimes with salmon, or with stir-fry.

    in reply to: Leaky gut #9356
    Jackie Scarbrough
    Participant

    Hi John, I take the probiotics under “Gluten Free Products” then the “Gluten Free Supplement” tab on here (Biotic Defense).  The digestive enzymes I got from my functional medicine doctor are called “Orthomolecular Digestzyme” (they are gluten, corn and everything else I need to avoid-free)….the ingredients are almost exactly the same as the Max Digest Enzyme Support which is also found under that same tab.  If your symptoms are similar to what I mentioned above then maybe you have leaky gut too. 

    I was reading Karen Brimeyer's report over this past week and it sounds like I am doing everything she suggests other than rotating foods at this point.  I did rotate foods for awhile but that was really difficult for me.  I may have to go back to doing that, but I guess I'm trying to see if that is truly required before taking the leap again.  I'm wondering how critical that particular aspect of it is to healing the gut?

    in reply to: Chicken #9350
    Jackie Scarbrough
    Participant

    Dr. O, so just to clarify are you saying that as long as they're free roaming that you consider it acceptable on a grain free diet to eat chickens that are fed grains as a supplement to the insects, grass, berries etc. ?

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