- June 18, 2013 at 9:16 am #106423
Owllady69MemberTopics: 1Replies: 1
I had the IgG food allergy tests & the Candida test; I have it bad; the diet they sent is unuseable; they didn’t even look at my food allergies (done by same co.). I was eating healthy, now am allergic to all of it; coconut (flour), all grains (have Celiac anyway, so already, no wheat). With essentially no carbs in my diet, what do I do for energy? I just cannot make it on poultry & vegetables (& give up fruit & sugar things), so I “live” on sugar. I am severely underweight from a yr. of diarrhea (food allergies) & now anorexic due to fear of more allergies, & depressed not knowing what to do. Dr. is no help, sent for Leaky Gut Cure, also full of things I can’t eat anyway, so another useless “cure.” I guess I’m just scared & desperate, & no point buying recipe books, with the allergies; been there, done that. Got a Paleo cookbook; same problem; allergic to most of the food! I wonder if anyone has it worse, or knows how to get out of the vicious circle of sugar, yeast, sick, allergies, leaky gut, then starving for an answer to it all?June 18, 2013 at 11:59 am #106427
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4812
Owllady69;44943 wrote: I just cannot make it on poultry & vegetables
A lot of people on the forum who have allergies because of leaky gut have improved their situation or gotten the infestation under complete control while eating nothing but vegetables and poultry.
You’ve managed to sign-up on the forum and write a post asking for help, so it also sounds like you’re not quite ready to kill yourself yet. However, if you don’t make some very big changes in your life, killing yourself is exactly what you’re going to accomplish.
The Inuit’s lived on nothing but fish and an occasional seal or walrus for hundreds of years. So don’t think that you can’t make it on vegetables and poultry. Your body is made to adapt to whatever you feed it as long as the foods you’re eating are healthy. But this does not include sugar.
Your body uses glucose for energy, and under certain dietary circumstances, your body makes glucose from amino acids that are in the proteins you eat. Over time, when not eating carbs, your body becomes more and more adapt at making its own carbohydrates.
There are no scientific studies or research which proves that one can become sick or die from a lack of carbs, but any one of us can die from eating too much sugar.
It’s really all about choices, not health, and not whether you think can or can’t do something.
From your statement above, it sounds like you can eat certain vegetables without problems. Tell us which vegetables you are able to eat.
AbleJune 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm #106483
kjones02ParticipantTopics: 79Replies: 315
Yes, I am not sure about the allergies I have on foods, but I can tell you that I used to be in such bad shape, too; last year. Even after I had an operation to help my stomach for gastroparesis. Really, supplements, and just trying to starve out the yeast is the first step. I just used to rely on hard candies, gum, coffee in the morning for energy; high sugared yogurt, etc. Problems still exist, but I admit that it has gotten better, and lately just eating veggies and eggs here and there help to make my intestines so rumbly; I think avoiding meat for awhile helps (eggs for protein if needed). You do at first just have to figure out veggies are the easiest to digest.
As for me, puree or steamed veggies are the best. I like radishes, celery, and cucumbers that seem to settle on me better. I still avoid cauliflower and broccoli, gassy vegetables. I have made salads, sort of like coleslaw, chop it up in the food processor, make up a big bunch for the week, easier to digest this way. Soups pureed because I still have to watch it for stomach and no colon issues. Yes, it is hard to train your system to get use to this, but it will get better. Plus, some days are still hard. Good luck!June 23, 2013 at 9:14 am #106620
Owllady69MemberTopics: 1Replies: 1
Thanks for your input. I tend to keep so busy I don’t make time to think about or work on food issues; just eat an energy (sugar) bar & keep going till I get hungry again. I did design a rotation diet years ago, on the computer (old 1, & now can’t find it), so probably should make a new one, considering the new round of allergies. I know much of the “cure” is in my head; I don’t think I can do it, after so much discouragement over Leaky Gut cures, paleo diet books, Candida cure diets, etc, & trying to work around my allergies. It’s just taking more discipline than I have, after so much struggle with food for so long. Just fixing a simple meal can take me 2 hr. I don’t know why so long, but it does. Clean, trim, chop veg., steam those. First fix (more trim & chop sometimes) fish, poultry, buffalo, lamb – cook that, put veg. on to steam, make tea (green or herb). Am even allergic to lettuce! Can’t eat raw veg at all (just English cucumber & jicama), & do buy broccoli, brussel sprouts, bok choy (all cruciferous, 1 day’s rotation veg.), beets (take forever to cook), celery & onion (use if I make chicken soup), avocado, yam, squash, & some things in short season (asparagus, but it seems to disagree with me anyway), & things I don’t like or have few nutrients (red pepper, garbanzo, fennel, peas, turnip). I guess my worst downfall is getting hungry & wanting something NOW (not spending an hr. or 2 cooking something that doesn’t satisfy hunger anyway). There doesn’t seem to be any quick “allowed” snacks (no dairy, no fruit, no gluten free cookies etc.). All grains seem to make me sick, & it has taken a very long time to determine they were the cause of most of my chronic diarrhea. I was (am?) a terrible caro-aholic. That’s why the fish & veg. diet is so unsatisfying; just cannot get any energy from the slow release glucose or protein break-down products. I know I let myself get too hungry, then am so hungry I can’t take 2 more hr. to get food fixed. Some of my issues are from bad parental messages; “do your work first, then you can…. (eat, play, go somewhere, do what you want)” & in some ways I am still responding to old tapes; trying to “get it all done” first, then eat, or rebellious & refuse to eat at all, or eat junk because it’s quick & convenient. I tried not buying energy bars so I wouldn’t be tempted, but then resorted to worse things (melted “butter” with powdered sugar & coffee powder stirred in, eaten like candy) BAD! So the energy bars were the lesser of 2 evils. I go round & round with the psychology of it all too; end up feeling like a weak-willed, whiney loser who won’t take personal responsibility to do what’s necessary for better health, & end up wallowing in self-hate (& go eat sugar to feel better!). I don’t know that I’m ever going to get a grip. I’ve been sick so long I don’t even know what it might feel like to feel better.
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