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Food Elements / Re: Probiotics
« on: August 30, 2013, 06:03:45 AM »
Bing....I read somewhere in the GAPS material that when introducing probiotics and fermented foods into the diet, it's better to err on the side of caution and go slow. Let your body be your guide.....if you have any adverse side effects, back off to a tolerable level, then reintroduce again at a later time. Let your body  be your guide......

Thanks Jan,
Yes I will try again building up from 1/4 capsule.

Maybe interesting as well:

Food Elements / Re: Probiotics
« on: August 28, 2013, 07:52:22 AM »
Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

From my personal experience, the link can be REALLY strong.
Especially when I have supplements my body doesn't agree with, I took some strong probiotics and was left with anxiety attacks for like 3 days.

Food Elements / Re: fermented foods?
« on: August 28, 2013, 07:49:21 AM »
I tried the sauerkraut last night and unfortunately, I still don't like now on to plan B, whatever that is....

Fermented fruit?

Food Elements / Re: fermented foods?
« on: August 28, 2013, 07:48:37 AM »
Bing, do you mean you mixed those all together? Or did you do the cabbage separately? ;D

I try different combinations so yes mixed.

Food Elements / Re: fermented foods?
« on: August 23, 2013, 09:21:27 AM »
Thanks Bing...I'm gonna try this. Do you do other veggies too? If so, which ones?

I've tried adding bell peppers, cucumber seems good to get the process going, garlic, carrots, mango, oranges.
All worked so far!

Food Elements / Re: fermented foods?
« on: August 23, 2013, 09:18:33 AM »
Bottom line is that we need some raw foods and we need the nutrients that slowly cook out of cooked foods but we also need the probiotic qualities of fermented raw foods.....together they can be a "powerhouse" when changing your gut ecology.

That is how I look at it as well ATM.
Funny, old vedic knowledge says something like: veggies will turn from cleansing to nourishing during / after cooking.

When I first dropped wheat I constantly felt like eating a lot of raw veggies, now I mostly feel like eating them cooked really well.
I guess my body needed the cleaning first.

General Discussion / Re: Racing heart /coffee / wheat
« on: August 23, 2013, 09:07:51 AM »

Pre wheat free: everything seemed to make my heart race

Post wheat free: nothing seems to make it race

I used to call my episodes "panic/anxiety attacks" because I didn't have a clue what was going on. It never seemed be anything specific causing it that I could put my finger on but now it just never happens anymore. I don't believe it's happened even once since going wheat free. I love this way of eating!!

Wow sounds even better :)

General Discussion / Re: Racing heart /coffee / wheat
« on: August 23, 2013, 08:07:39 AM »
Hi, no I haven't but after I dropped all things wheat it was gone!

Food Elements / Re: fermented foods?
« on: August 23, 2013, 01:51:17 AM »
Bing.....could you give  me some tips on making fermented veggies?  For whatever reason, it's an intimidating process for you use your own culture or do you buy a ready made one? Have you ever made any that did, unfortunately, grow mold? While I think this is an important 'missing link' in our diets today, it's almost impossible to buy ready made fermented can order online, but very expensive. Any good recipes you recommend?   

Hi Jan,
I never used any starter cultures and never grew mold.

What I do is real simple, not really a recipe but you can add spices or other veggies to taste:

Shred a white cabbage, keep some leaves intact to use as a 'top'.
Bruise it further, so it becomes a bit more 'juicy'.
Put it all in a mason jar.
Add some water and salt.
Make sure everything is below the liquid surface.
Put the leaves on top and use a stone or something to keep it all below the liquid.
Close jar.
Open it up daily to let the gas out.
After like 4 days it should be fermented enough, after that keep it in the fridge.

You will/might grow mold if you don't keep it below liquid surface I read, I'm sure you got that already lol.

Hope this helps, just give it a go it's fun!

General Discussion / Racing heart /coffee / wheat
« on: August 23, 2013, 01:26:25 AM »
I just realized another thing.....

Pre wheat free: Small amounts of coffee would give me a racing heart.

Post wheat free: Huge amounts of coffee won't give me a racing heart.

Any of you?

General Discussion / Re: High-fiber sources?
« on: August 20, 2013, 03:16:01 AM »
Interesting (personal) observation?

Every time I have some rice, (I still do small amounts of rice on occasion as my GF is asian:)) BM's improve.
I guess this tells me to up my soluble fibers, don't want to do more rice though.

But I really came here to post this:

General Discussion / Re: High-fiber sources?
« on: August 14, 2013, 09:17:37 AM »
No problem YW!
Yeah his blog, I spent all night there :)

General Discussion / Re: High-fiber sources?
« on: August 14, 2013, 01:34:52 AM »
Hey Jan I think we can meet half way now :)

Been doing some more research as my constipation didn't improve after adding more fat. has really good info IMO

So I'm now at:

Insoluble fiber we don't 'need', and I agree is overrated.
Soluble fiber is 'needed' for healthy BM as it feeds our gut flora / form healthy stools.

I will be upping my soluble fiber intake to see what happens, I guess the amount needed is very persnonal as with a lot of things concerning food.
Will update!

General Discussion / Re: Coconut oil and jitters/anxiety
« on: August 14, 2013, 01:14:39 AM »
I had to share that after a 3 week complete fast from Coconut oil, I tried it again yesterday once in the AM and PM with my Tea and am thrilled to report no more jitters and anxious feelings. I will probably get rid of the Cream soon and use the Coconut oil exclusively for my Hot Tea. So excited or this update and change!

Congrats, so... CO gave you anxiety before?

General Discussion / Re: question re: probiotics
« on: August 13, 2013, 05:51:49 AM »
Just came across this blog, there's a lot on probiotics and related stuff.

Apple pumpkin stew with kefir, extra EVOO.
Seems to help my constipation, at last!!!

General Discussion / Re: Broodbuik... I mean... WB
« on: July 11, 2013, 06:09:57 AM »
'brood buik' translates more to 'bread belly'.   I guess it has alliteration though.

Yes bread belly sounds better in dutch, only problem I found in the intro text... 'how decreased wheat intake will help'.
I was like, decreased??? total elimination it should say. lol

General Discussion / Re: New discovery- Using Sugar to Detect Cancer
« on: July 11, 2013, 06:06:21 AM »
Kris Verburgh should be interesting, he talks about which supplements to take and why, and which are total nonsense.
He also talks about fiber, veggies, meat, fish... some of his lectures are on YT in english as well.

General Discussion / Broodbuik... I mean... WB
« on: July 10, 2013, 12:02:57 PM »
How cool, I just found out about the dutch translation of WB:


Off Topic Discussions / Re: Giggle for the day
« on: July 05, 2013, 05:09:44 AM »

Skipped break fast, had too much coffee with CO , kept me full all morning.
Lunch, squash and mackerel filets stewed in coconut milk spiced up with turmeric powder, pepper and sea salt, added EVOO.

General Discussion / Re: Magnesium
« on: July 05, 2013, 12:13:43 AM »
Magnesium citrate takes care of constipation.   Build up to a dose that works for you since it can be too effective!  ;)

Thanks, the citrate made my heart race for some reason, I'm trying the glycinate now.

General Discussion / Re: Magnesium
« on: July 05, 2013, 12:09:46 AM »
Bing....I read this guy's site for a few hours this morning....and am considering ordering his book.  He suggests 15g. fiber per day....but his other dietary recommendations are so similar to Dr. D's that I thought I was reading WB....."forensic nutrition"......."functional nutrition".....I like his verbiage!

Yeah I bookmarked, there's a lot of info I need to get in.

General Discussion / Re: Magnesium
« on: July 04, 2013, 01:49:48 PM »
Bing......check this out.

Thanks Jan!

ATM I'm keeping raw veggies and fruit to a minimum, I cook them which seems ok for low fiber diets, plus I add EVOO to them.

General Discussion / Re: Magnesium
« on: July 03, 2013, 04:20:37 AM »
From the Wheat Belly blog, Dr Davis wrote "Magnesium malate is my preferred form, such as Source Naturals, 1200 mg (total tablet/capsule weight) two or three times per day. The malate form (the malic acid “salt,” an acid from apples and fruit) is well-absorbed and least likely to cause diarrhea. (Most other forms of magnesium cause loose stools, especially the oxide form.) If constipation is a real bother for you, magnesium citrate is a better stool softener, though a bit less well absorbed; 400 mg two or three times per day."
The point is that the form of magnesium (the 'salt') is critical.  There are many different salts of Mg and they have very different absorption rates.  Note that Dr Davis suggests a total of 2400 - 3600 mg Mg daily if using Mg malate; but 'only' 800 to 1200 mg Mg total if using the citrate salt!   
Most of the Mg I take is citrate. When I feel I need more I use topical application of Mg oil (which is not a true oil - it's actually a saturated solution of Mg chloride in water; feels oily though when first applied) to avoid the very strong laxative effect of too much Mg citrate!

For constipation what would you suggest then?

General Discussion / Re: Continued Gastric Issues
« on: July 03, 2013, 04:18:50 AM »
Did I tell you I was a yoga teacher?

How cool!

General Discussion / Re: Magnesium
« on: July 02, 2013, 07:01:13 AM »
3 x 1200 daily is a lot.
I wouldn't mind the laxative effect though.

Ground beef, bacon bits, scrambled eggs, in coconut milk stir fried sweet potato and celery, some olives, and extra EVOO.
Before that I had a kefir, chia, orange smoothie.
Now I need some coffee, but we ran out of @%$#^%$@#.

General Discussion / Re: What to do if you get Glutened
« on: June 29, 2013, 04:19:10 AM »
My mother hasn't eaten meat in almost forty years

What Jan says, plus she won't be actually eating meat .  8)

Food Elements / Re: fermented foods?
« on: June 28, 2013, 11:47:30 AM »
...great for the guts...

Are you suffering from IBS or related?
If so, what has worked for you so far?

Food Elements / Re: Fish
« on: June 28, 2013, 01:36:30 AM »
Bing.....We tend to eat fish more in the winter months (2 or 3 times per weeek) since we live close to the ocean during that time.....we stay with the fish that are harvested at an earlier age (yellowtail snapper, lion fish, grunt, local lobsters and shrimp,  mahi (dolphin fish, not the mammal!), so there is less an issue of contamination. We ship some frozen up here for the summer months, enough to have at least once per week.....otherwise it's pastured meats, which we then ship south for the winter......sheesh, seems like we're always mailing something!

Wow! sounds like luxuries I don't have unfortunately :)

Food Elements / Re: fermented foods?
« on: June 28, 2013, 01:33:11 AM »
Am making my own Kefir now .... LOVE it! I did a bunch of reading. I like yogurt, but Kefir is even easier to make, so that was the "ticket" for me. So now I am rounding out my diet with a fermented food. I also like that I can add my other new found food GELATIN! It makes a great breakfast or snack. Yipee, I love quick and simple.

Cool, I'd like to know more, I'm store bought kefir ATM, real fermented one but still I'd like to make my own.
Any links? The stuff I read on it so far was a bit meh.

General Discussion / Re: What to do if you get Glutened
« on: June 28, 2013, 01:29:26 AM »

How cool, 3, 7, 8, 10, I do daily already.

Food Elements / Re: Apple cider vinegar
« on: June 28, 2013, 01:25:03 AM »
I however heard that you have to get it raw for it's benefits.   Most apple cider vinegar is pasteurized.

I bought non pasteurized organic (fermented).

This article is way more realistic:

In 2004, a study cited in the American Diabetes Foundation’s publication Diabetes Care found that taking vinegar before meals significantly increased insulin sensitivity and dramatically reduced the insulin and glucose spikes that occur after meals.

Food Elements / Apple cider vinegar
« on: June 27, 2013, 03:05:19 PM »
Bought a bottle today to see if it will further improve my bowel movements, I read a lot of good reviews from people with IBS and related.
Might be interesting to some of you.

A link..., there are better ones but this should do:

General Discussion / The meat I buy?
« on: June 27, 2013, 02:56:16 PM »
Here's a link to a video about the meat I buy lately.
This should be ok right?

Food Elements / Fish
« on: June 27, 2013, 06:38:38 AM »
I couldn't find a thread about fish?

Do you eat fish?
How much / often?
Which fish or seafood?

I'm into mackerel and salmon lately, like twice a week it's fish instead of meat, either lunch or diner.

General Discussion / Re: Primal diet?
« on: June 27, 2013, 12:36:36 AM »
lol, must be some truth to that as I hang out here.

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Bone Broth
« on: June 27, 2013, 12:35:25 AM »
Just getting into this.
Do you break the bones? I, by accident, broke a small chicken bone yesterday and the marrow came out.

General Discussion / Re: Paul Jaminet / Perfect health diet
« on: June 26, 2013, 10:58:08 AM »
> I'm not convinced low carb is our best option ..

I am, but I'm always open to new data and insights. I don't think we know the optimal numbers yet. Some paleo/primal advocates think we won't know for another 50 years.

As regards the  WB 50 net grams/day carb target, keep in mind how WB came about - Dr. D. was trying to find a diet that would reduce, if not reverse, heart disease (CVD). He did, but he may have chosen the 50 based largely on CVD outcomes. There are other health considerations, and a wider picture may put us at a lower or higher long-term intake target, with perhaps lower reserved for lead-in/ailment reversal. Or we may not get a stable number, because it might become a choose-your-risks situation.

> ... that's why I posted it ....

And thanks for doing that. I'm working on a project for which I need a well populated list of named low-carb diets, and PHD clearly is one.

Cool, all good, thanks.
I just came across a nice interview with the guy, explaining how he came to PHD, that might be helpful as well then.

Today we had chicken bone broth, egg drop soup!

I'm making my first bone broth / soup using chicken wings today, not enough bones just rehearsing.
Did you use just the yokes?

General Discussion / Re: Primal diet?
« on: June 26, 2013, 10:35:20 AM »
lol ok sorry, I might have been reading just all the wrong comments etc on forums about the primal diet where people do 20 eggs , shiploads of bacon, flush it away with a gallon of melted lard and call that break fast.

As with pretty much anything, there are always extremists who (unintentionally maybe) do more harm than good for an otherwise worthy cause.   :)

I know, but there are A LOT of them on primal forums lol.

Food Elements / Re: Animal Fat
« on: June 26, 2013, 10:32:59 AM »
...I still don't eat chicken skin unless it's heavily cooked in the form of wings / drumsticks.  Nothing to do with perceived health, I just find it gross...

Are you sure?
I'm using chicken wings to make soup today, the skin is the best part! ;)

General Discussion / Re: Paul Jaminet / Perfect health diet
« on: June 26, 2013, 09:59:25 AM »
I know many following WB are in the low carb camp, but I'm not convinced low carb is our best option, depending on your definition of low ofcourse. For me personally, but that's just N=1, though I read this more often, 50 grams is too low carb to keep my system running properly. I do best on around 100.
I found this method to help figuring out how many carbs you do best on:

I also don't think that all there is to it is looking at fixed numbers avoiding sugar spikes.

WB is great but it won't hurt to keep an open mind about other and / or maybe even better, options for the future.
Even if you won't agree with everything that PHD is about I still think you'll find it interesting to browse the site, that's why I posted it, not to convert any of you lol.

General Discussion / Paul Jaminet / Perfect health diet
« on: June 26, 2013, 03:47:27 AM »

Because of the title / name,  I was a little sceptic at first but found this to be really interesting, indepth and clear (recent science backed as opposed to a lot of personal blogs), I will def. order the book!

There are a lot of similarities between PHD, WB and other currently popular 'diets', but also some interesting differences.
You might want to browse their Q&A section and rest of the site, if you haven't already, cause I seem late to the party.

Just oranges, chia, kefir and coffee, battling constipation.

Stir fried banana, pumpkin, 3 scrambled eggs, bacon bits, parmesan flakes, celery, spinach smoothie and coffee.
Added extra EVOO and started having 1 Tbs of real sauerkraut as a probiotic before every meal and enzymes during of after to make digestion easier as my IBS is like... back.

General Discussion / Re: Primal diet?
« on: June 25, 2013, 01:30:27 AM »
...The major point is that our ancestors did not have access to a steady supply of carbs so these diets are generally low or very low carb.

I would have not survided back then if the above is true lol.
I tried LC to VLC a couple of times and it doesn't work for me, I don't get carb flu for a couple of weeks, I get carb hell which will not pass but get worse if I don't up carbs a little.
Dropping all grains and other junk, I guess, made enough of a difference in my carb intake already.

Frits Muskiet, a dutch professor, and his team lived with some of the west african tribes who still live and eat like their ancestors and found that indeed they don't consume grains or dairy. They live mainly off fruit, some veggies, and lean meat. They don't add any extra fat though, they do eat the whole animal, the quality of the meat is superior to most meat we have access to which tends to be not lean for example. They also do a whole lot of walking and socializing. They live to grow (healthy) old, but so do people in the 'blue zones' and eskimos.

I guess there is no one optimal diet but a bunch of diets pointing us in the right direction.

General Discussion / Re: Primal diet?
« on: June 25, 2013, 01:22:11 AM »
lol ok sorry, I might have been reading just all the wrong comments etc on forums about the primal diet where people do 20 eggs , shiploads of bacon, flush it away with a gallon of melted lard and call that break fast.

General Discussion / Re: Total Failure
« on: June 24, 2013, 01:08:42 AM »
I don't think it's just a matter of 'dropping the wheat', you need to make more adjustments I'm affraid. Did you switch to whole foods? Did you drop other junk? How strict have you been? Enough water?

'wheatless life' will drastically improve how some will feel, for most I think it's 'just' an investment in long term health, my girlfriend doesn't really feel better but can't stand eating bread or other junk any longer, while before that would be no problem, tells you something did change. She's not losing weight either.

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