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General Discussion / Glad you're all still here!
« on: January 24, 2020, 06:56:15 PM »
Still trying  to find a WB group I can participate in.  The current WB group doesn't have much participation, and kind of feel like I'm swimming alone!

Food Elements / MCT Oil Powder vs Coconut Oil
« on: October 01, 2017, 08:41:07 AM »
OK, I'm confused.  And by the way, I still check in here several times a week.  Hoping chat picks up...maybe this will help!  :)   I'm confused about the new MCT oil powder food element that seems all the rage.  How about if I ate just coconut oil with each meal, instead of spending extra money on the MCT oil powder?  I see Dr. Davis is now including this powder in his prebiotic shakes and in a recent muffin recipe he posted.  Any comments on which is the best thing to do?  The powder is kind of pricey, but I eat coconut oil every day, and could increase that if it would help.  Thanks to all!!

Food Elements / Arrowroot Powder
« on: March 29, 2016, 10:59:22 AM »
I see that in Dr. D's new post, he's included arrowroot powder in the blueberry cheesecake, or at least approved its use by the Wheat Free market.  For some reason, I thought that ranked up there with potato starch and stuff like that.  Am I off track here?  I've never used it and am hesitant to.

General Discussion / Dr. D's Open Letter to Oprah
« on: January 27, 2016, 03:41:59 PM »
Have you all read Dr. Davis' open letter to Oprah on his blog?  It's wonderful!  Wouldn't it be great if Oprah switched plans in mid-stream?  From WW to WB?? She would be a great spokesperson for the WB way of living.

General Discussion / Supplements for WB
« on: December 22, 2015, 09:50:05 AM »
After reading Dr. Davis' latest post on supplements and the time of day taken, I take all of mine in the morning with breakfast.  Am I screwing up everything as far as the help they provide?

Off Topic Discussions / Greenies for Cats
« on: December 03, 2015, 05:33:27 PM »
I just had a friend drop off a very large bag of Greenies for cats.  Her cat recently died, but after reading Dr. Davis' article on these  treats, I'm going to discretely put them in the trash!!  She indicated her cat loved them! Maybe loved them to death.

Wheat Free Recipes / Hot Cereal
« on: October 02, 2015, 11:23:07 AM »
I found a recipe on the Wheat Free Market site for hot cereal, which I've missed since starting WB.  Or hot cereal that tastes good!  Ordered some of the granola from the Market and am now prepared to have hot cereal tomorrow!  Have to grind up the granola, add flax seed, etc.....anyone tried this recipe?  It's listed below, but I've also discovered the granola is pretty darned good on its own!  Probably too good...  ;)

Hot "Cereal"
Serves 1
1/3 cup Wheat-Free Market Foods Classic Granola
 1 tablespoon ground golden flaxseed
  cup milk of choice
  teaspoon Wheat-Free Market Sweetener
 Fresh berries (optional) 
Blend granola in a Magic Bullet type device until it becomes a fine meal or the consistencydesired for your cereal. 
To a small bowl add the ground granola, ground flaxseed, milk and sweetener, then stir.
Microwave for 1 minute then stir. Top with fresh berries and enjoy.

Food Elements / Coconut Butter
« on: July 20, 2015, 12:42:56 PM »
I'm thinking of blending up shredded unsweetened coconut into coconut butter for my coffee.  Now I'm using the creamy stuff in the canned coconut milk and that's palatable ... not quite dairy cream, but close.  But was wondering about using coconut butter.  Anyone tried that?  I need to stay away from dairy stuff (except hard cheese)...but in all of the creamers I've tried, I can't find one that comes close to cream, except this white coconut stuff in the can.  I'm thinking coconut butter might make the coffee coconut-tasting!  :-X   Which is OK, I like coconut.  If I used coconut butter, might could give up real butter.  Thoughts?

Wheat Free Recipes / Dandelion Root Coffee
« on: July 01, 2015, 12:43:17 PM »
In my attempts to cut way back or give up my BP coffee, I found this recipe on Elana's Pantry site for dandelion root coffee.  I even went so far as to purchase the ingredients, roasted dandelion root and roasted chicory root to make some.  Now I have those ingredients and plan to make it this weekend, when it's not important that I be alert!  Anyone tried it, and if so, how was it?  Recipe below:

4 cups water
2 tbsp ground roasted dandelion root
2 tbsp ground roasted chicory root
1 cinnamon stick

Place water, dandelion root, chicory root and cinnamon stick in a pot. 
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer for 5 minutes.
Pour coffee thru a small mesh strainer into cups and serve.

Food Elements / Psyllium Husk
« on: June 08, 2015, 04:43:34 PM »
OK, I had my first experience this weekend with psyllium husk.  I made some bread from a recipe that I can't remember where I found it...The recipe called for whole husks, and I only had powdered.  So...6 TBSP of powder equals an unlimited about of glop!!   :)   But I charged ahead anyway, and used half of it my recipe, which had coconut flour and the  usual baking soda, olive oil, coconut oil, 6 eggs, etc.  Surprisingly, it turned out great!!  Very fine texture like white bread...remember that stuff?  NOT crumbly at all, and  moist.  Had a slice under a fried egg for breakfast!!  My only complaint is the "soda" taste, which I'm not crazy about.  But next time, I'll add spices and maybe sesame seeds or chopped nuts...something.  Yum!  also made Gourmet Girl's mini-meatloaves (without the salsa though), and some pork rind covered chicken tenders! All taste wonderful for something different.

Food Elements / Agar Flakes
« on: June 05, 2015, 04:59:07 PM »
Has anyone used agar flakes?  Apparently, sea vegetable flakes, used as a thickening agent.  Looks like no sugars and carb count is nil...

Food Elements / Fermenting Foods
« on: February 10, 2015, 11:18:32 AM »
I was looking at my current (and first) batch of fermenting veggies this morning.  I was pretty put off by the smell...almost rotten.  Is this normal?  I was reading prior posts on fermentation, and someone indicated not to add cabbage to the batch, which I did.  I started this on Sunday, 2/8/15.  Not sure what to do with this, if anything.  I might just stick with eating raw potato in the morning...two little new potatoes, peeled, suit me fine!  :)

Food Elements / Avocados for Bananas
« on: February 05, 2015, 12:17:46 PM »
I was just thinking that making banana bread might be good if I substituted avocados for bananas, and added banana flavoring, plus the usual spices and walnuts.  Any thoughts that this might work?

General Discussion / Coffee and weight loss
« on: October 20, 2014, 10:58:39 AM »
I read recently where drinking coffee (not sure how much) can interfere with weight loss.  Can affect the adrenals or something... I have one BP coffee a day...any comments?

Personal Diaries / My cholesterol levels
« on: August 03, 2014, 02:15:47 PM »
OK, I'm trying not to freak out here, but I recently had a fasting blood test, and here are the results:

LDL (direct) 182
HDL 48 mg/dL
Triglycerides 34 mg/dL
Total cholesterol 226
Blood sugar 94
TSH (thyroid) .770

I've read thru the WB book on cholesterol levels, and read some of the posts here.  It's not sinking in.  Doc told me she wants me to exercise hard in the next three months, come back in and if these levels are reduced, she will most likely prescribe statins.  I already told her I'm not taking those pills, but am concerned about strokes (like my mom had). I recall Dr. Davis posting that if one is still losing weight, levels will tend to run high.

Could someone speak to these numbers? I'm down 91 lbs, have been on WB for 1 yr 8 months.  Much appreciate it.  Please don't send me to another web site about cholesterol...I doubt I'll understand it.  Thanks.

Food Elements / Substitution for Dates & Bananas?
« on: July 25, 2014, 02:20:41 PM »
I found a recipe for Banana Walnut muffins that sounds doable in the repertoire of WB cooking...except I don't know what to abut the dates and bananas.  I have banana extract, but in using the calorie converter here -, I'm coming up with carb counts way too high.  So...dates are the issue.  Not real fond of dates anyway, but they must serve some purpose in the recipe.

1/4 c coconut oil
2 medium bananas (will use extract)
3 dates (??)
10 drops stevia
1/4 c coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 c walnuts, chopped
3 eggs

Blend eggs, oil, bananas, dates and stevia on medium speed in food processor; add in coconut flour, salt and baking soda. Blend until smooth.  Fold in walnuts.  Scoop 1/4 cup batter into a lined muffin pan.  Bake at 350 20-25 minutes.  Cool and serve.

Another problem with this recipe is it doesn't indicate how many muffins it makes.  But I used 6 for the analysis.


General Discussion / New Wheat Belly Site
« on: June 12, 2014, 10:55:59 AM »
I was excited to see Dr. Davis' new wheat belly site, but disappointed to note that it costs to join.  Has anyone seen this?  Is this just temporary or his permanent site now?

Speaking of Dr. Davis, I attended a conference recently that featured Wayne Dyer, who mentioned he was working with Dr. Davis on a PBS presentation within the next few months.

Wheat Free Recipes / New Cookbook Dessert!
« on: February 18, 2014, 04:03:55 PM »
I looked for a topic to put this in, but Recipes seemed best.  I tried the Lemon Mousse dessert recipe from Dr. Davis' new cookbook over the's wonderful!  Very simple, but decadent!  Only ingredients are Phila. Cream Cheese (softened), cream, sweetener, lemon juice and zest.  I think there's some vanilla in it, too.  But if any of you haven't tried it and have a yen for something very tasty...this is it!!

Wheat Free Recipes / Carb Counts for Other Recipes
« on: November 11, 2013, 09:29:14 AM »
Just wondering if there's a web site whereby one could enter the ingredients of a specific dish and get a carb count per serving, or at least for the total dish? I know of a site that gives carb counts for specific foods. 

Food Elements / Omega-3 fatty acids
« on: October 10, 2013, 11:31:24 AM »
In reading Dr. Davis' letter to Tom Hanks, I read again about the supplements he recommends.  For me, Vitamin D is covered by a supplement, magnesium might be by a potassium supplement but not sure, and omega-3s I'm hesitant about.  3000-3600 mg per day is a lot...what about the vegetarian kind with plant stuff?  Any of you had good results from these?  I don't eat enough fish, and in my efforts to avoid fish oil (death of fish), I was just wondering.  Yes, I eat meat, chicken, cheese, nuts, etc., but have a difficult time some days since meat and chicken used to have a face.  :(

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