- May 24, 2012 at 9:58 am #82915
Hi Able & Raster,
I was on the cleanse for a little less than two weeks, and now I am on my second week of the diet and I just have a couple of questions to tie up. I have started the coconut oil regimen, but have yet to start my probiotic.
1. I developed a dairy allergy maybe a year to two back, which now I know is a result of the candida overgrowth. Now that I’m on my 2nd week (and 4th week including the cleanse), it is time I start my probiotic. Should I try homemade kefir or yogurt (and treat it as a test food)? Or should I just forgo the kefir and yogurt, and just start a probiotic pill?
2. I also read on the forum that the Liberte brand kefir or yogurt (out of Quebec) is just as good as homemade. Is this true? Can I eat this kefir/yogurt and save time making it? Link to Liberte kefir
3. Able, you mention specific brands for certain things (like Bob’s Red Mill and Braggs), and I was just wondering if it’s all that imperative to get those exact brands. I found some organic coconut flour that was cheaper and in bigger volume than Bob’s Red Mill, and another ACV that is organic, unpasteurised and ‘with the mother.’ Would these be alright or should I just stick with Bob’s and Braggs and pay more?
4. At my grocery store they have “Free From” chicken (meaning free from hormones, antibiotics and also fed vegetables and grains and no animal by products). I know that this isn’t ideal as it’s not technically organic, but this is the only chicken available to me (unless I want to buy a whole chicken), is this chicken ok?
5. Able, you mention that yucca root has some antifungal properties (but I assume you mean in pill form). Would the actual fresh yucca root be alright (boiled, grilled, or baked, etc)?
Thanks for all your help. Getting into the swing of things has been a little tough, but now that I’m getting a hang of the diet it’s gotten a lot easier.
VerxeaMay 24, 2012 at 10:17 am #82919
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1) I would try out kefir first and then try out yogurt. I was slightly allergic to dairy as well and it healed in time.
2) Homemade is always the best, but if you want to get premade kefir, then go for it. Able doesn’t recommend premade kefir from the store though.
3) It sounds like you have some different options for brands in Canada, so I say go for those brands and try them out. The two things I would try to get from bob’s red mill would be oat bran and cream of buckwheat. Be sure that your ACV is raw undistilled ACV and it should be fine.
4) I thought my chicken was organic but it isn’t. This made me sad but I know its high quality because of no hormones and antibiotics…so if you have the same situation, don’t worry about it being organic.
5) I wouldn’t mess around with eating yucca root myself but able might have a different opinion.
-rasterMay 24, 2012 at 11:02 am #82925
Thanks for such a quick response Raster!
I will go out and get the kefir supplies today. I am interested in learning how to make it anyway. We’re getting chickens this July, and I was thinking about a getting a goat in the future as well. So, we’ll see how things go. I’ll treat the kefir as a test food and see if I get any major reactions. When you began eating kefir how did you react to it? I haven’t had dairy in a long time (or at least had it on purpose), so I’m a little wary to try it.
VerxeaMay 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm #82950
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Verxea wrote: Able, you mention specific brands for certain things (like Bob’s Red Mill and Braggs), and I was just wondering if it’s all that imperative to get those exact brands. I found some organic coconut flour that was cheaper and in bigger volume than Bob’s Red Mill, and another ACV that is organic, unpasteurised and ‘with the mother.’ Would these be alright or should I just stick with Bob’s and Braggs and pay more?
The descriptions sound fine to me. I only mentioned Bob’s brand because it’s what we’re used to here in the US.
Able, you mention that yucca root has some antifungal properties (but I assume you mean in pill form). Would the actual fresh yucca root be alright (boiled, grilled, or baked, etc)?
You may be speaking of “yuca” root. You might see supermarkets refer to ‘yuca’ as “yucca” but you’ll also see them refer to sweet potatoes as yams and vice versa.
It’s easy to be confused by the two, and I’ve probably misspelled one or the other myself on the forum in the past. Then again, maybe you’ve actually seen yucca in your supermarket.
What you want to get is “yucca” in powder form normally in capsules and sold in health stores. If you’re interested, read the link below for clarification.
Yuca vs Yucca
AbleMay 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm #82969
Ahhhhhh yes I guess I was thinking of yuca, which did confuse me because it is pretty starchy (and also yummy). I’ll stick with turnip then, which I find is both delicious and filling… win win!
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