Thank you so much for the information. This website has been my “go to” website right before and after diagnosis. My doc is a little more lenient on what I can eat, but I am being a lot more strict. Right now I mostly cook with Ghee, olive or coconut oil for my meals and use Stevia to sweeten. I am eating lots of eggs (which I am already accustomed to eating being gluten free for almost 3 years) for breakfast and made an ok pumpkin loaf per candida free cookbook. For lunch, right now I have a vat of soup I’ve been living off of with brown rice crackers (no salt). Dinner I am a little more inventive, but includes a lot of meats and veggies and quinoa so my family can eat it as well. My problem is snacking as I can tell that I am very light headed if I don’t eat every 2-3 hours. So far, I have just snacked on veggies. Yesterday I also bought Dandy coffee (chicory and dandelion root) to hold off my coffee cravings and it has worked ok so far. I also drink peppermint tea to soothe my stomach.
As I mentioned, I bought a cookbook and I have also used some of your recipes! The cookbook calls for a lot of vegetable glycerin in baked goods and does not mention stevia as an alternative, but then again, it was written awhile back…….
I just don’t feel satiated and I am going through the “poor me” phase. Everyone in my family going out to celebrate my dad’s birthday and I just sat there and gnawed on some corn chips and ate a plate of veggies, while everyone enjoyed their meals and margs. It’s hard. I thought it was hard to go gluten free having kids around and now I am gluten, dairy, sugar, coffee, alcohol, etc free and it’s all having to give it up at once and I still have a family to cook for. Of course, we’re already fairly healthy as is…..I only buy grass fed meats, buy minimally processed foods and such, but it’s the severe restrictions and the symptoms that go a long with this die off that is making it very difficult. I am looking forward to the day when I feel good again and then I know it will all be worth it. 🙂