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Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Key Lime Pie
« on: May 11, 2015, 11:10:22 PM »
Congratulations that your pie has so many fans.

Sorry about my mixup of 3 and 6. Right, omega 3 is anti-inflammatory.
But paranüsse have a lot of omega 6:
I had read somewhere that the level was even higher, but I now assume that that other source maybe was not correct.

General Discussion / Re: SBO Probiotics
« on: May 11, 2015, 11:04:51 PM »
That is interesting. I am looking forward to that book of  Dr. Perlmutter. In about 2 weeks I should have it.

Personal Diaries / Re: Wheat-free in Europe
« on: May 11, 2015, 10:33:43 PM »
Hi. everybody. I am doing well apart from the circumstances described above.  Today I am having bullet proof coffee for breakfast. Would there be any problem with having BB coffee every day for breakfast? I do not think so, but I want to be on the safe side. Actually it has advantages - all I need is a cup and no dishes, and I am done with breakfast in less time.

Recently I bought a glass of almond paste (it is relatively liquid)  at the organic store. I have been eating out of that jar quite a bit. After work, while I prepare my food, 1-3 spoons make me half full, depending on what I have eaten before.

Last week my colleague from the State of Brandenburg brought grass-fed meet (beef, pork) and salami from the same butcher again. I can order from him regularly now
BarbNC - you had mentioned somewhere the sodium in Salami being an issue. Is the sodium content of salami higher than that of other foods you could put on a sandwhich, or is that mainly an issue for people with high blood pressure? I have low blood pressure, and I use salt sparingly when I cook food - but I admit I have a soft spot for salami.  8)

Personal Diaries / Re: Wheat-free in Europe
« on: May 11, 2015, 10:23:36 PM »
Thanks, Barbara

I have been a bit lazy to write, lately, and on many mornings I find it hard to concentrate because my job life was eating me up. Up until recently so many people asked me about my deceased ex boss, and you can only answer the same question so and so many times. It especially started getting on my nerves when I got the impression that people just ask because they are personally inquisitive. If the funeral of my ex boss had been so important for them, they could also have attended it, like me, right?!
Then I had to clear out the office, and there was soooo much stuff in these cabinets. Incredible. It seemed like the last 2-3 managers had not cleared out their stuff. Finally, after I had done 60-70 per cent by myself (and nobody had cared), I walked up to a colleague who sits further away and had not seen how much I had worked, and I said "I need help".
The widow has still not contacted me. She is also an engineer like her deceased husband, so she knows how the game is played, and she knows we have things to regulate. I am sure she is an honest person, but she just thinks of her issues now. I somehow find it hard to accept that she did not even ask one of her grown children to call me. The legal department wanted his laptop because of certain data that belongs to the company. I finally told them to contact the widow themselves.
I understand that the family is going thru something terrible, but on the other hand my nerves are also limited, especially if nobody helps me and everybody thinks I have to answer every question regarding this topic.

Normally I am in a food diary here, but I had to get this off my chest. I will post separately about food now.

Personal Diaries / Re: One day at a time ...
« on: May 11, 2015, 10:10:39 PM »
,.  One of the things both can't get over is, that when friends approach them about "how did they lose all that weight so fast and look so radiant" and they tell them, the resounding response is - OMG I could never give up my …. fill in the blank, pasta, bread, chips, crackers etc.
I hear this lliine here all the time....."OMG......crackers". Even when the people have so much of a weight problem that their knees hurt with every step they take.
And the next thing I hear is "so much fat cannot be healthy". 
I try not to say anything.

You are really very active now. I am glad to read that you are enjoying your retirement and that you have much time in the kitchen now. It is good that you can share things with your daughter about this way of eating.
I can at least tell a friend about it - that Italian lady. She tries to be grain-free but does not eat a lot of fat as she does not have to loose weight.

Hi Cyndi, you sure have seen a lot of places. I am from Germany.

Welome to this forum. Have you bought any of Dr. Davis' books?

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Key Lime Pie
« on: May 10, 2015, 12:14:30 PM »
Hi BarbNC - nice picture. I  ended up not baking this weekend. I willl delay it till next weekend, because I had to take care of other errands.
When I bake this, I will however use Macademia flour instead of Pecan flour. Pecans are so high in Omega3. I cannot afford to eat too inflammatory stuff.

Thanks for the hint regarding the pie crust.
I am glad that I found an online bookstore that sells books printed in the US without charging a fortune for obtaining the books for me. So one day I might indeed get this book, but for now I can look for the recipe that you had posted.

General Discussion / Re: McDonald's, etc.
« on: May 10, 2015, 05:58:23 AM »
I am not impressed by this new MC Donalds item. Boundless, I really like your statement.

This khale is just some "alibi-we-care-about-health" food. This is as if a notorious womanizer went on a trip with his family once a year and keeps chasing other women on all the other days of the year.

It also does not impress me that a former MCD executive now works for a supposed healthier food company. This would only impress me if there was an article about him where he shares that he had a heart attack and he came to realize that he cannot continue eating like this and, based on this new realization, he decided to find a more suitable employer.

Otherwise in Germany we say "whose bread I eat that person's song I sing". Maybe that other company offered him more money and hopes to buy  credibility for their food by making it look like they converted a hardcore fast food representative.

Personal Diaries / Re: One day at a time ...
« on: May 07, 2015, 11:17:18 PM »
Hi Barbara, I am happy for you that you can enjoy your retirement now.

I love avocados, too, and I ordered a great organic herbal salt (sea salt with herbs), which I put on a lot of foods now.  But for the past months it has been really hard to find half decent avocados in Europe.

Good for you that you want to start oil-pulling. I have been doing it faithfully for quite a while now and by now I pull twice a day. In fact I am pulling as I am typing this. Be sure to get an ayuvedic tongue cleaner. Every other tongue cleaner is a waste of money.
This is what it looks like:

There is a topic on oil pulling - if you want to join.

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Key Lime Pie
« on: May 07, 2015, 11:11:47 PM »
Thanks. I do love key lime pie. When I was in Florida for 4 weeks in 2013, I ried to eat it every day.
Ordering from the wheat free market is out of the question for me, but I am sure I have a recipe for a pie crust in one of my books, and then I can make this.

General Discussion / Re: Diabetes and Alzheimer's linked....
« on: May 07, 2015, 10:12:57 PM »
What does AD mean?

Introduce Yourself to the Wheat Free Forum / Re: Hello everyone
« on: May 07, 2015, 07:41:57 PM »
Welcome. I am sure that going grain-free will help you enormously.

What does CO mean?

a good size piece of air-dried salami from pastured meat (thanks to a colleague of mine I now have access to pastured meat regularly)

General Discussion / Re: exercise triggering "binge" help please
« on: May 06, 2015, 01:46:08 PM »
lI am not the expert here, but let me share my two cents of thoughts.
I doubt whether the exercise causes the binging, because I excercise quite a bit more, and when I eat the right things I do not binge, and when I do not eat the right things, I binge also without exercise. You write that you bought gluten-free food. I assume that this means sandwiches or at least bread, usually containing lots of rice flour and / or maize flour and maybe also high fructose corn syrup. These things really shot your blood sugar sky high and this makes you hungry. This is at least how I function.

You need to overcome your fear of fat. I think it was Jonathan Bailor who said that fat does not make you fat - just as eating green vegetables does not make your face turn green. :D
I can eat bread made from safe flours (almond flour, coconut flour,...see wheatbellyblog), and as much cheese as I want (or salami or smoked salmon), and I will not get hungry after that. Fat makes me full without being a burden on me. It is so nice.

Surely you will also find out what works for you. We are all different types, and different things help us. I for example like to watch videos on youtube. There are good videos from Dr. D. but also the videos from Jonathan Bailor help me. He has a series about SANE eating, and in one of the podcasts he explains about good fats and he points out studies where people who had been on a calorie-reduced low fat died gained more weight than they had had before while eating less than before their diet. When I need to "hammer things into my head" ;-), I watch these podcasts while doing my chores.

General Discussion / Re: Monsanto
« on: May 05, 2015, 11:03:34 PM »
I will also be interested in the result of your tests.

Monsanto is really everywhere. In Germany we have a Ministry of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, and several leading members of that ministry manufacture things similar to Roundup ( you say "herbicides"?). That is a bloody joke. *thumbsdown*

Thanks for the explanation.

I am glad to read that you do not have to do this alone.

Hi. welcome to this forum. Which cookbook did you buy?
Are you doing this alone?

Gluten causes inflammation  (among other things), so you can be relatively confident that your joint problems will get better. Sometimes there can be other reasons besides the gluten. Once you get used to eating without grains, and if your arthritis did not get better, you could also look into avoiding night shades. This is something that has helped many people.

Food Elements / Re: Raw nuts vs. roasted nuts
« on: April 20, 2015, 01:41:30 PM »
I would stick with raw nuts, as Dr. Davis says. Often the texture/structure of things change when you heat them up, or you have to be careful that you do not heat something up too much.
I do not know exactly what Dr. Davis reasons are, but for me there is no benefit in roasting. If I spice the nuts, I might eat more than I had wanted to. If the nuts are sprinkled with sugar, the blood sugar goes up.

If I were you, I would at least not buy anything roasted, unless it is organic and gluten-free. Some roasted stuff is sprinkled with something that contains gluten and makes the nuts taste more crunshy.

Unroasted nuts are also cheaper.

Don't repeat my mistake and buy unblanched almonds. I cought a paket that contained several bitter almonds. I could feel the hydrogen cyanide on my tongue. It was disgusting. (The packet was organic. Removing the skin from almonds is also no fun. It is so time-consuming. I think you call this more pain than gain.

Off Topic Discussions / Re: oil pulling anyone?
« on: April 20, 2015, 11:28:01 AM »
Barbara, no worries. Every morning I fold several kitchen tissues after I have taken a sip of oil. The tissues are always near at hand in case I feel I want to cough and have to discard of that stuff. I pulled again at 5.30 today.

Off Topic Discussions / Re: oil pulling anyone?
« on: April 19, 2015, 09:51:05 PM »
I pulled oil in the middle of the night and in the morning. Mostly I use coconut oil now. Due to the rising temperatures it liquidizes more quickly in the mouth. I have decided now that whenever I cannot sleep well I also pull in the middle of the night. Did so at 3 a.m. today.
My Indian colleague had said that using the ajuvedic tongue cleaner is more easy than the Western one. I did not notice a big difference, but an ajuvedic one is more hygienic.

I am sorry to hear that you are feeling miserable. When you first stopped eating wheat a long time ago, did you still continue eating the other grains? At first I did not want to believe it myself, but it really helps a lot more to stop all grains. Only when I had stopped eating any types of grains did i regain control over my eating. All my life before I had felt that my stomach is my boss and that I have no say in when I am going to stop eating.
When I eat grain-free and relatively low carb, I am the boss of my stomach, and I can stop eating when I want. This is like a miracle for me, but it really works. You have to make a decision. If it is hard for you and you think "no, I cannot do it forever", do it like in alcoholics anonymous. Say "only today and only for 24 hours I will eat no grains".

Stopping to eat sugar is of course also an excellent idea. You have to check whether you manage both at the same time or whether you end up putting too much on your plate. Rome was not built in a day.

Do you have the WB book and at least one of the WB cookbooks or some similar book? You need new ideas for  this new life style.

Personal Diaries / Re: Wheat-free in Europe
« on: April 18, 2015, 07:01:37 AM »
Today something really sweet happened to me. I went to the post-office to return a parcel to that clothing online store, and my post office is in a watch repair store, run by two elderly people (retirement age). I had talked with her once and mentioned that I am not eating grains. So today she gave me a packet of organic coconut flour (of an expensive brand that I had not tried before). She said "good to see yiou - I had meant to give you this since you do not eat grains and you might like this flour as much as I do".

Today I was not very creative. I had a cup of home-made bone broth and a cup of coffee. I had nothing to eat at home - no kidding.

Food Elements / Re: Nickel Allergies
« on: April 18, 2015, 06:46:48 AM »
Here even regarding buttons for example on jeans people want to know whether it is nickel free. At least years ago some people used to get a red spot around their belly button from the button of the jeans trouser.

Food Elements / Re: Nickel Allergies
« on: April 17, 2015, 06:47:17 PM »
Thanks, deanna. I sometimes wonder about the grammar when I am typing here.

Today I am not very creative. I had to throw out my bread, so I am having 2 chunks of parmesian cheese and 3 hard-boiled eggs.

Food Elements / Re: Nickel Allergies
« on: April 16, 2015, 10:21:10 PM »
Here in Europe a nickel allergy is very common. That is why a lot of non-precious jewellery sells better and at a higher prices if it is classified as "nickel free". (Or do you say "free from nickel"?)
This has been at topic here for years.

Off Topic Discussions / Re: Mistakes I would prefer to avoid in future
« on: April 15, 2015, 11:03:21 PM »
I really seem to have a thing going with dropping things.

A popular mistake of mine, repeated again 2 days ago (sometimes I am learing-resistant):
In future I will avoid placing breakable objects near the end of the table. Things always go wrong when I am in a hurry. I wanted to turn off the water and hit the water bottle with my elbow. Needless to say - the bottle was full and it was 10.30 at might. I had to clean up the mess in a badly illuminated kitchen. I vacuumed the floor once the water was gone, but on Saturday I have to search again every corner. A part of the glass is still missing. Forunately the glass was very stick.
In the past I have broken a glass bowl that was so delicate that a glass piece went right into my foot, and I had to go to the surgeon, and he had to seek it.

Off Topic Discussions / Re: oil pulling anyone?
« on: April 15, 2015, 10:58:59 PM »
Today I pulled for 30 minutes. I forgot to look at the watch.  ;D The pharmacist called and said that the ajuvedic tongue cleaner has arrived. I will pick it up on Saturday when I pick up my organic fish. (Both stores are in the same street.)
And whenever possible I will also pull oil in the evening. The moutfeel in the morning is just better this way.

Can anybody outdo my 30 minutes? *g*

Personal Diaries / Re: Wheat-free in Europe
« on: April 15, 2015, 10:56:44 PM »
I almost forgot to mention that I ordered a linnen blouse in two sizes, and I know that the bigger size fitted me last autumn. I know that because they delivered the bigger size to me in the wrong color, and when I sent it back, the season was over - so I never got the right color. Good for me. Now I ordered that same size and a smaller size, and the smaller size fits perfectly. The bigger size looks like I have inherited it from my chubby sister.  8)

It is a bit off topic, but I received this jacket
and I like it so much. I am contemplating on buying it in turquois color also, and at the same time I am asking myself whether I have gone nuts. Does anybody know this feeling?

In Europe in the past years we have had and still have lots of clothing in magenta and pink, and both colors match my red hair horribly.  So I am happy when I see different colors.

Personal Diaries / Re: Wheat-free in Europe
« on: April 15, 2015, 10:51:38 PM »
My zucchini bread maybe tasted good when it got out of the oven, but now I think it is time to say good-bye to the leftovers. About 1/4 is left, and I noticed that in the center it is a bit damp.

This is where I ordered my macademia pulp and all these things:
I know you cannot read the stuff (except for BarbNC), but you can see that the pictures are very nice. They extract all their products using minimal heat so that the products are still classified as "raw", and they do not use any coloring or additives.

I have visited my Italian colleague twice this week. Friday I will probably visit her again. Lately I had neglected her a bit and got carried away in the stress of what I had to regulated after my late boss had passed away.

She told me she had eated gluten a few times, and her gums started getting sore. When I showed up, she felt reminded of her goals. Yesterday I asked her "have we eaten any gluten?"  ;D She laughed and assured me she had not and  said it helped her if I said things like that.

Yesterday for lunch I did not manage to stay low carb. It was a stupid situation. In the morning I was already out of the door when the telephone rang. So curiosity got the better of me, and I picked up the phone. My physical therapist was ill, and since I have no mobile right now and do not want them to know in the office where my appointment is, she called me at home. Normally I always have something in the fridge that could serve as an emergency lunch. Not this time. So I decided to eat at the company cafeteria. Almost everything was with gluten (fortunately they have to declare that now due to a change in the law early in 2015), and I had to eat something . Normally when I go to the physical therapy, I eat Weisswurst and eggs at the hospital cafeteria. This is a high fat sausage.

I did not eat again until in the evening when I got home. Then I prepared stir-fried vegetables, and I ate organic smoked salmon. I prepared two big portions of vegetables, and the fish was big enough for 2 meals, so this is what I am going to have again today at work. And some veggie leftovers are in the fridge now. I will eat those slowly while I cook again tonight (to calm down my stomach).

Thank you very much

Today I had mixed salad with coconut pulp and very thin salami slices. Somehow I liked the combination. The salami is not spicy (since I avoid night shades), and the coconut pulp is still very solid because the weather is not warm enough yet.

Then I ate a small slice of my WB bread with macademia pulp (2 tea spoons). It is sooooo delicious.
(BTW I noticed that the idea to put zuchini into the bread was not so good - it is extremely soft.)

Off Topic Discussions / oil pulling anyone?
« on: April 12, 2015, 09:37:27 PM »
Hi everybody, I am still pulling daily (except for two days where I was too hungry in the morning and pulled in the evening instead). Pulling in the evening does not seem to be the way it is meant, but it lead to a fresher feeling in the mouth the next morning. That was interesting for me, because beside brushing my teeth I use interdental brushes and tea trea oil, so it is not like I am doing nothing.

Are you all cleaning your tongue? I have been cleaning my tongue with a tooth brush for 30 years, but for the sake of comparision and because and ajuvedic tongue cleaner is mentioned in connection with oil pulling, I have decided to order one and will get it in the course of this week.
I bought a cheap commercial tongue cleaner yesterday and used it today and did not like it so much. I found it less helpful than a tooth brush, but I admit I have not read anything about tongue cleaners and the logic behind it so far.

Personal Diaries / Re: Wheat-free in Europe
« on: April 12, 2015, 11:16:00 AM »
I am just eating freshly baked WB bread with newly delivered macademia pulp. I have added grated zucchini and mediterranean herbs to the bread.

The local organic butcher told me that he only uses spice mixtures that he has mixed himself, and I found out that he is also smoking fish. At first I had assumed that he only serves the smoked fish that I see in the store and that probably the fish gets smoked somewhere else, but I was wrong. He  does not sell anything that someone outside the store has prepared, and I can order any fish I want. This week I am having the best smoked salmon of my life, and for next Saturday I have ordered smoked trout.

Does anybody have a good idea as to how I can remove oil stains from clothing? Putting a lot of laundry soap on that spot and let it soak for a while does not always work.

General Discussion / Re: Sorry for the downtime today
« on: April 11, 2015, 12:56:36 PM »
No problems, Rita. I was only worried that maybe the forum had been hacked.

Thanks Redhead. Are those the only 2 ingredients?
Yes, practically. I do not add sugar or anything the like. Yesterday I had added a hand full of blueberries and some cinamon. Sometimes I have used a bit of organic lemon zests instead. So how do I call that properly?

Deanna: sorry, I used the wrong word. I meant that I used almon flour and almond milk to cook something like a puree - of the consistency of porridge. It almost looked like baby food.  8)

Almond flour cereal with a shot of cream, a hand full of blue berries and coconut pulp

Off Topic Discussions / Re: Mistakes I would prefer to avoid in future
« on: April 07, 2015, 03:09:17 AM »
In future I want to avoid placing heavy objects on the narrow rim of my bathroom sink, all the more if the hose connecting the washer with the sink is directly underneath in the falling direction of the object. --> The connector piece between the drain and the hose broke off, and I had to end the washing program prematurely, get rid of the water and call a repair guy today. Fortunately I live near 2 repair guys (so competition is great LOL). I bought a new pipe piece, and he hooked it up for 15 Euros.

Personal Diaries / Re: Wheat-free in Europe
« on: April 06, 2015, 11:06:43 PM »
Yeah, bread certainly is a bigger temptation here in Germany than in the US. I am glad you remember that.  ;D
I agree with you about the reason for my dream. This dream does not happen often, but it happens when I either failed to see something (like the other day with that organic spice), and I reproach myself for not having looked closer or when I discover something in the last minute, and I was at firat templed not to look closer. Then I usually reproach myself  "you should really know better by now that you always need to look closer....if you do not shape up, you will wheat yourself".  I am my own strict judge.  :(

Yesterday I prepared two beef filet steaks from the convent butcher. The meat was heavenly. The second steak I will eat at the office today.
I baked a flour-free nut cake with full-fat cream. At the end I added a sip of Marc de Champagne. It tasted heavenly. Everything is gone already.
And I made another bread.
The eggs I had this morning were from chicken that only eat fresh herbs.

Something really annoying (and hopefully not too costly) happened to me with my washer. I need to get a repair guy. I wlll go into more detail tonight.

By the way, how long does bone broth last in the fridge?

Personal Diaries / Re: Suzy's road to health and happiness
« on: April 06, 2015, 10:58:46 PM »
Congratulations on your progress. For me this freedom from the constant obession with food is also wonderful.
I would not worry about the scale (says someone who has no scale). Since I no longer weigh myself, I become more attentive to what changes in my body, and I do not need a scale to  validate that. Throw out your scale!  8) Especially when I get out of the shower and I dry my body with a towel, suddenly I  feel a bone where there "did not used to be one" LOL, or I feel a bone more clearly than before. You can do it, too.

Today I had a piece of nut cake (consisting of 3 types of nuts, cream, eggs, natron and a bit of xylit)
2 hard-boiled eggs, covered with fresh garlic leaves, stir-fried briefly in coconut oil

Off Topic Discussions / Re: Mammograms
« on: April 06, 2015, 08:54:03 AM »
I think I am going to have another ultrasound this year (instead of a mamogram). Thermal ultrasounds are not paid by the insurance here - just the regular ones.

Off Topic Discussions / Re: Mammograms
« on: April 05, 2015, 08:04:08 PM »
My mother and my maternal grandmother both died of breath cancer. I had things removed twice that were seen in the mamogram.
I have a mamogram and an ultrasound alternatingly once a year.

General Discussion / Re: Apple Cider Vinegar
« on: April 04, 2015, 02:45:31 AM »
Honestly I fell off the band wagon. Maybe I need to implement changes slowly. Right now all my energy is on making oil-pulling a regular habit. Once this is ingrained in my system, the next change is more realistic.

Personal Diaries / Re: Suzy's road to health and happiness
« on: April 04, 2015, 02:32:33 AM »
re: I ordered a seemingly harmless chicken caesar salad minus the croutons at a local eatery.

At Olive Garden, I've reliably had them omit the croutons, but the chicken sometimes arrives breaded and not grilled.

And even when you make it clear that everyone at the table is avoiding wheat, they still try to bring bread ...
Yeah, it is the same thing there in Europe. I will for example order veggies as a side dish instead of noodles, and they will do that, claiming to understand that I am not eating gluten, and then they put wheat bread in front of me.

Regarding the croutons: since a lot of things are prepared ahead of time these days, chances are that the salad was already in a bowl, and the croutons were already on top, and then they maybe just removed them last minute.

Eating out is really like Russian roulette.

Personal Diaries / Re: Wheat-free in Europe
« on: April 04, 2015, 02:10:01 AM »
I want to use the pulp as bread spread or maybe eat 1-2 spoons full as a small snack. Since the pulp is still in raw quality, I want to consume it in that form. The mill owner said it would have the same consistency as coconut pulp.

Since I had that incident the other day where I used a spice not considering that it might be contaminated, I have had two incidents where I dreamed that I was eating wheat bread and only realized what I was doing when half of the bread was eaten. Then I woke up and was so grateful that it was only a dream.
And I could not get back to sleep for half an hour or so. Has anybody else had such dreams?

On Tuesday of this week one of my colleagues baked a gluten-free Zupfkuchen. It tasted excellent. I am going to get the recipe and make it WB-compliant.
This is a recipe in English - just so that you get the idea:
The picture, however, looks disappetizing. Here are nicer pictures

Off Topic Discussions / Re: oil pulling anyone?
« on: April 04, 2015, 12:02:06 AM »
Pulling while I am cooking is also a good idea. Right now I am pulling and typing.  8)
Thanks for that idea about the toothpaste. I will try that out right after breakfast. How do you do that during the cold season when the oil is not liquid automatically? Do you put the oil piece into your mouth, and when it has melted inside your mouth, you add baking soda?
(I do not have a microwave and do not want to have one.)

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