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Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Wheat free tortillas
« on: January 29, 2017, 07:17:21 AM »
I will have to try this!

Dr. Axe must not be much of a baker....he mentioned a couple of times that all purpose flour contains baking powder....

General Discussion / An invitation....
« on: January 25, 2017, 06:28:45 AM »
I hope this is not against some forum rules....but I want to invite you all to check out a wonderful gluten free, toxin free line of body care products! Simply the best decision I ever made to join this company!  Please let me know what you think! I would love to send you all some samples, so go to the website below, and fill out the information form, unless there is a way to do it through this forum......Thank you!!

General Discussion / Re: Could someone please offer advice for my friend?
« on: January 25, 2017, 06:18:26 AM »
It turns out to be cancer....the dr. Said he could not even out a pin in between the polyps. They are waiting on genetic test results to determine the best course of treatment. 

Thank you all for your input!

General Discussion / Re: Could someone please offer advice for my friend?
« on: January 23, 2017, 07:10:16 AM »
This is exactly what I needed. Thanks to you all!! I will print the responses and show her that I am not the Lone Ranger.   I believe she relayed my hypothesis to her dr., and he said *I* was the crazy one! I'm not the one making country club dues payments by removing peoples colons!!

General Discussion / Could someone please offer advice for my friend?
« on: January 03, 2017, 08:03:53 AM »
I have a friend in my dance class that I recommended WBD to about 18 months ago (when I joined the group). She wanted to lose weight. She said it was impossible for her to do, with her DH and grandchildren around.

About 6 months ago, she was having intestinal pain, and again, I recommended WBD, and she said no,the doctor told her she needed to increase FIBER, so eat whole wheat(!!!). I shook my head, and another friend backed her up....

NOW, the doctor wants to remove THREE QUARTERSof her colon!!!

I did not ask if she had gotten multiple opinions, but I will. I do not know what the Dx is.

Does anybody have any suggestions (with the admittedly limited information)? Thank you!

Success Stories / Re: Close to a milestone....
« on: November 06, 2016, 06:38:11 AM »
Well, closing in quickly on 2 years of WB!!!

In March, the local  racetrack opened up on Tuesday evenings for walkers and bicyclists. It is a 3.1 mile road course, some curvy, some straight, with a couple of hills.

DH and I went out to walk it, and made another life change......It took us an hour to walk it, and we kept getting passsed by bicyclists, who looked like they were having SO much fun (not that I wasn't, but DH does not particularly enjoy trying to keep up with me..)

We left the track, and drove to the big box sporting goods store, and bought 2 not so expensive bikes and a rack and helmets.

My driveway is 1/4 mile long, with a couple of hills, and we could NOT make it up to the house!!  The next week, we headed out to the track... Made it around twice (6miles) , and were done. The next week, 3 times around. DH's bike started having problems, and we ended up returning those bikes, and going to a local bike shop, and seriously upgrading our bikes.

By this time, we were starting to REALLY enjoy riding, and looking for other bike trails. DS went out and bought a bike.  We upgraded the bike rack. (Doing my best to keep the economy going!!)

We found a nice greenbelt in a river city north of us, and began going up there on the weekends. Had a big celebration when we rode the entire greenbelt, out and back, which is 30 miles!!

Then a few months ago, our dance instructor's SIL dicovered this little boxing place, and we went over there for a class. DH has never done any cardio classes, and he whined severly, bit then felt good and wanted to go back!! 

In October, we were dancing at a local train depot, where one of our dancers does a craft fair, and I met a lovely lady selling a line of mineral make up and other body care products. I had never heard of the line before, so when I got home, I googled around, and really liked what I saw.....not one to be impulsive, but I went back to pick up DH(he had all of the sound equipment there..), and I walked into that depot, and SIGNED up to sell it!!!  (I should add that I am not a fan of multi level marketing.....)

As I continued to read when I got home, I found out the line is gluten free!!

Back to the far as WB, we are still doing well. The biking and boxing really made me hungry, and I put on a few pounds, but the biking ended as the days got too short, and we took a break from boxing while he moves the gym to a larger location, and almost all of the weight has come back off.  I am just not worried about it anymore!  I would love to be a little slimmer, but refuse to "diet" to get there.

I FEEL healthy, and that is what matters to me!

Hope everyone is enjoying the warm fall!!

Personal Diaries / Re: I really didn't drop off the earth....
« on: August 07, 2016, 08:42:42 AM »
Lila, glad to see you back, and doing well!!

Funny, because I had not checked in for a while(between isp problems, new device, and the same same need for a little more "real life") and was going to post on my thread about the exact thing you said!!!

All the best wishes for the redoubled efforts!

General Discussion / Re: My Website
« on: July 06, 2016, 07:01:33 PM »
Bill, wonderful! I love the background color, it is very easy on my eyes.

I will have to dig deeper when I have more gigs!

Thank you.

General Discussion / Re: Toothpaste I really like
« on: June 24, 2016, 08:21:36 AM »
Every time I look at a Dr. Bonners bottle, I get strange! I buy the soap when it is on sale to bathe my horses. I will look for the toothpaste, and try not to read the box....

General Discussion / Re: Get this book free on epigenetics
« on: June 24, 2016, 08:15:08 AM »
Thanks for this, Rita! Looking forward to reading it!

Food Elements / Re: Gourmet Girl Cooks
« on: June 22, 2016, 07:49:50 PM »
I just saw her on a PBS show, with Dr. Davis! I have no idea when it was produced, but it was interesting.

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Super Easy Chicken Enchiladas
« on: June 19, 2016, 07:30:19 AM »
Thanks, barb! Her recipes look good!

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Low Carb Naan Bread - Diet Doctor recipe
« on: June 19, 2016, 07:20:13 AM »
It is one thing that I MISS...with feta cheese, raw onion, and fresh anise basil....YUM!

I will try it, and report back!


Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Wheat Belly Meatloaf
« on: May 25, 2016, 07:13:49 PM »
I just made a meatloaf that was quite popular with my family....

I mixed a pound of ground pork with a couple of pounds of ground beef.
Sautéed 2 red onions, one green pepper, a couple of chopped up carrots until soft, added 2 cloves of chopped garlic, salt pepper, and savory leaves.

Let the veggies cool a bit, added about 8 or 10 chopped Bella mushrooms.

Added 2 eggs to the meat, the cooled veggies, and a tablespoon or do of Worcestershire sauce. I get a g/f one brewed here. A little more salt and pepper.

Divided into 4 portions so it would cook a little quicker. Served with mashed cauliflower.

Personal Diaries / Re: One day at a time ...
« on: May 21, 2016, 02:32:56 PM »
I am happy to hear about your GS!

My dance teacher tells everyone she lost her weight from cutting out gluten, but she is standing there eating pizza, or a sandwich......we remain committed, but I love to cook, and I am VERY familiar with food ingredients, so I do not find being grain free that difficult, where others seem to find it impossible.

Have a wonderful weekend!

General Discussion / Re: Gardening
« on: May 21, 2016, 02:22:58 PM »
I now have green beans, both bush and pole types, snow peas, radishes, and carrots planted!

My butcher said he wanted his little shop to be a miniature Whole Foods, so I planted some sweet corn and potatoes specifically for him. my soil grows a tasty potato!

I compost horse manure, then we move it, along with all the earthworms, to the garden and till it in.

General Discussion / Re: So I asked my pharmacist about Iodine...
« on: May 21, 2016, 02:17:55 PM »
Aside from giving up grains, starting the iodine supplement gave me the most amazing health benefits. People really do not believe me.

ALL of my life I had to have custom made boots to fit my calves(I work with horses). For YEARS I have had carpal tunnel, even though I am still 20 lbs heavier than my lightest weight, my custom boots are WAY too big. TWO DAYS after I began the iodine, the carpal tunnel was GONE, and has not returned.

Amazing. And how many doctors got rich off of doing carpal tunnel surgery?

General Discussion / Re: "Smile and wave boy's. Smile and wave"
« on: May 21, 2016, 06:56:26 AM »
It IS easy to become preachy when there is such a preponderance of strong evidence!! DH is a salesman, so he is MUCH better at the presentation!

I tend to turn it into a science lesson, and get way over most peoples' head!

General Discussion / Re: Gardening
« on: May 05, 2016, 09:44:08 AM »
Thanks for the Garden Claw rec! I will check into it.

We have a large deer population, too. Except for sweet corn(which we don't eat now, anyway!!) I have not had them invade too badly.

In this garden, I have never had luck with broccoli or cauliflower....does that leave radishes?? Lol...

General Discussion / Re: Gardening
« on: May 03, 2016, 07:29:47 AM »
I enthusiastically garden.....until it gets hot, and the weeds take over. I can pull and hoe and cover and whack(refuse to spray!!), but I cannot get ahead of the Johnsongrass, once it starts. (It spreads underground)

I do try, though. LOL.

Happy gardening!

I considered trying it with beef! Glad to hear you have done it. The lamb was kind of expensive. Twice what his beef is....

I only use Penzeys spices! They have such a wide selection, and I can buy in bulk and keep the extra in the freezer. If you use the Well Fed cookbook, you are going to USE some spices!

Last night I made the lamb "Kafta Kabobs" from a recipe in my Penzeys catalogue. It was spectacular.
I had planned to take it to a friend's house for cards.....but DH had to make a sales call too far from home, so I had to cancel.

I served it with roasted cauliflower, but it would have been wonderful with the GGC mashed Parmesan cauliflower, too.

Personal Diaries / Re: It's now or never...
« on: February 14, 2016, 10:31:36 AM »
Deanna, I am using Nature's is in the natural section of supplements at my Kroger. It is a capsule, vs. a horse sized tablet!

It affects DH that way if he takes more than one...I have a fairly cast iron digestive system, and I take 3 every evening right before bed.

General Discussion / Re: Check out this free range chicken farm
« on: February 14, 2016, 10:16:23 AM »
Robin, chickens are one of the easiest livestock, as long as you don't have a ton of predator pressure....I have to be home at dusk to close the coop, or the coons have a feast!

That is more sex link hens than I can even imagine! I wonder what the INSIDE of that barn looks like?

Did you notice those divits in the dirt that the hens trotted over? That is where they get their dust baths!

General Discussion / Re: I got bees coming!
« on: February 09, 2016, 02:59:07 PM »
Yay!! DH has been trying to sell a compressor to a local beekeeping company....they manufacture the equipment. We were supposed to do a class, but it was postponed for the snow storm!

If we get our hives, I will let you know...what kind of bees did you get?

General Discussion / Re: Check out this free range chicken farm
« on: February 08, 2016, 06:42:23 AM »
Chickens are really amazing little creatures. Thought of as stupid, the cleverness of their instinct is actually amazing to observe (of course, to those [how DO I say this nicely?] of a certain age, that would mean looking up from the phone).

They generally go right back to the place from which they awoke.  They communicate in a language. Amazing.

It annoys me to see "vegetarian fed" on egg cartons, as chickens are not vegetarians! 

Personal Diaries / Re: Diary of a Wheaty Girl ~ The Last Grain
« on: February 02, 2016, 10:10:09 AM »
Enjoyed reading!!

Get the Paleo cookbook"Well Fed" by Melissa Joulwan....she is a magician with food!

Trader joes is a mine field of junk food, IMO....I used to love it, but now that I do not buy crackers and chips.....

All the best!

Personal Diaries / Re: It's now or never...
« on: February 02, 2016, 09:57:29 AM »
Effy, it sounds like you are really settling in! Good work on the weight loss!

If you are getting enough fat in your meals, you probably will not need a snack. If you can stomach eggs in the morning, try two of those. You could make a bunch of delicious deviled eggs ahead, so you don't have to cook in the morning.

Try a magnesium supplement before you go to bed. I use a magnesium blend, and it helps keep me "regular".


Off Topic Discussions / Re: The Happy Gut Book Review
« on: February 02, 2016, 09:43:37 AM »
Thanks! I will see if the library has it!

General Discussion / Re: This is Utterly Fabulous
« on: February 02, 2016, 09:41:50 AM »
I enjoyed that! Thanks!

General Discussion / Re: Dr. D's Open Letter to Oprah
« on: February 01, 2016, 12:17:51 PM »
Thanks! I almost missed it!
 WW just always seems to be "current" on their program updates....all the good stuff; healthy, whole grains, fiber, adding fats and oils, etc. Lol!

General Discussion / Re: Dr. D's Open Letter to Oprah
« on: February 01, 2016, 06:40:25 AM »
I asked this on the blog, but for some reason it got stuck right in the middle of the comments, lol! I am certain nobody will see it.....

Does WW not have to "protect their ass-ets" by at following the US dietary guidelines?
It has been a long time since I was at a meeting(I am a lifetime WW member), but I vaguely remember that our leader spoke of this. As in " I have to say this by the rules...but..."

Welcome, Shelley!!

There is more than an encyclopedia of knowledge on this forum, so reading can here can really take a while! Then you start to follow links(be sure to remember to bookmark them, so you can go back to them!), and get lost out there....not that I have done that before, haha!

Read, clean out the pantry and fridge, then go to the store and stock up on veggies and meat.

I recommend Paleo cookbooks and websites for recipes, if you like to cook. The "gluten-free" cookbooks have too much junk that requires working pasta, gf bread crumbs, etc. Paleo uses none of that.

To your health!!

Introduce Yourself to the Wheat Free Forum / Re: Today is day 1
« on: January 27, 2016, 07:23:23 AM »
Robin, welcome!!

I am so glad you found the forum, and wish your family all the best on WB!

My family (3) is down about 125 lbs. If we had a goal weight (we don't, because that just causes stress...), I would say we are 3/4 of the way there. As long as the scale is going vaguely down, we are happy.

I hope you will soon realize that you can have that band were eating too much, just too much poison in the form of wheat!

Please read my post to Effy, as these strategies may help, especially with DH and DS!

To your health!

Introduce Yourself to the Wheat Free Forum / Re: Hello there.
« on: January 27, 2016, 07:13:25 AM »
Welcome, Chris!! You sound committed and strong !  The opioids and the subliminal advertisements are quite strong, too, but we are working for OUR LIVES here, not some corporate CEO!!

Remember my family motto..."Meat and Vegetables"! That is our reply when asked "what in the world do you EAT, if no bread, pasta, etc.???" Of course, there is more, but that is the core, and constant reminder!

To your health!!

Introduce Yourself to the Wheat Free Forum / Re: Another newbie here!
« on: January 27, 2016, 07:06:20 AM »
Welcome, Effy!

It may help to do a couple of little exercises that I had my DH do....

1) Anywhere with food where there is a choice between a wheat laden or healthy food, tell yourself, "I DON'T eat that." if you were deathly allergic,  VS. " I CAN'T have that" . It just shifts the paradigm in your head a bit...then when you start losing weight, and people offer you wheat foods, say you DON'T, and when they ask "why?", you can tell them!

2) when you walk into a place, say a bakery, we always breathe in and say it smells SO good, but start telling yourself it does NOT smell good. This is how I got DH to quit eating French fries. I told him that they smelled BAD. He started thinking that, and now it is EXTREMELY rare for me to find a wrapper in his car.....

To your health!

This is interesting....almost wish my MIL still lived here, as this would have helped her immensely....of course, if she still lived here, she would be grain free, and have no need for most of the drugs, anyway!!

General Discussion / Re: Fish Oil
« on: December 31, 2015, 02:10:28 PM »
I take Norwegian Gold Super Critical Omega. I only take 1 per day. I can tell the difference in my fingernails when I don't take it.

General Discussion / Re: Happy Holidays everyone! What are ya cooking?
« on: December 27, 2015, 06:43:02 AM »
Rita, they do not appeal to me anymore, either! Except for flour less chocolate cake, but those do not just appear everywhere, everyday like cookies and normal cake!!

General Discussion / Re: Happy Holidays everyone! What are ya cooking?
« on: December 25, 2015, 06:43:50 AM »
Happy Holidays!
We are on a smoker kick! Yesterday, we did ribs, and (to quote Julia Child) "Today....The Chicken!!"
We had mashed cauliflower with the ribs, will have green beans with the chicken.

General Discussion / Re: Happy Holidays Georgia Ede
« on: December 22, 2015, 08:08:43 PM »
Thanks for the link to the laugh!!

Off Topic Discussions / Re: CrockPot as a humidifier
« on: December 19, 2015, 06:40:11 AM »
Oh, gosh, Bob, I can only imagine what an ultrasonic humidifier would have put out in my previous home( thankfully never needed a humidifier in coastal Texas!! )!!

Our well produced Rusty liquid limestone, complete with the residual oil and gas.....when we turned on the hot water faucet, we got a lovely potpourri of rotten eggs and crude oil smell.  I spent a lot of money keeping the RO system working so that I could drink it. Blechhh!

Thanks for the memory!

Off Topic Discussions / Re: CrockPot as a humidifier
« on: December 18, 2015, 08:13:49 PM »
That is clever! I live in a humid state, and try not to use my electric heat.  If I need to use the central heat, I will keep that in mind!

Off Topic Discussions / Re: Greenies for Cats
« on: December 16, 2015, 08:22:58 AM »
No, my cats are ages 9 years down to 6 months, and they ALL have perfectly clean teeth.

The carbohydrates in the dry food is what causes the plaque...same with humans.

General Discussion / Re: Food Politics
« on: December 15, 2015, 06:17:37 AM »
Oh, thank you , Barbara!  Is it possible to get anyone else to see this? Rachel is gone, or she would have written a book.....

Are we all TOO poisoned to do anything about it?

General Discussion / Re: Food Politics
« on: December 14, 2015, 02:07:05 PM »
I heard a mention of Rachel Carson and her "mission" on the radio today....and then global warming....and I thought:
HOLY you know what!!!! Rachel had it pegged way back! The global warming is the smoke screen being used so we will not notice that we are being POISONED!!

Sorry if this is a bit of a stretch.....but that is how my brain works.

Off Topic Discussions / Re: Greenies for Cats
« on: December 10, 2015, 05:43:02 AM »
All of my dogs went to school! I love group training sessions. When you live in the country, it is the only way to train your dog to meet other dogs. We did trick classes, and agility after the basic obedience. FUN!

I read the ingredients on that "grain-free" cat food, and stuck to cans. Cats are obligate carnivores. They only eat meat. Those grain free foods were made with lentils and chick peas. That still doesn't sound like meat, at least to me.

Cats get most of their liquid from their diet. The dry foods have added salt to induce the cats to drink water. This perpetual dehydration causes crystals to form in their urinary tract, plus adds a real burden on the cat's kidneys, causing failure.

General Discussion / Re: Leg cramps tied to vitamins?
« on: December 09, 2015, 05:58:11 PM »
I have always taken Potassium supplements for leg cramps in the past. Since doing WB, I have been taking Magnesium, and when I ran out of Potassium, I did not replace it. The cramps have been very sporadic since, and if I have them, I take 3 caps instead of my usual 2.

General Discussion / Re: Monsanto
« on: December 08, 2015, 08:57:36 AM »
We really need a group....People For The Ethical Treatment of People.

Off Topic Discussions / Re: Greenies for Cats
« on: December 08, 2015, 07:19:33 AM »
Funny, I was just thinking about cats, then I saw this!!

I was at a vet's office to pick up some pasture seed, and they had 2 darling orange and white kitties, probably 6 months old. They jumped up on the counter so I could pet them. I am short, and the height of the counter makes the cats eye level to me....

As I am petting, I am suddenly awash in a cloud of orange and white hair!  Now, I have 6 cats at home...some inside, some barn, so I am in tune to what cat's hair is doing. Then , they jump down and go to the bowl of dry food......

My cats eat canned food, the cheapest available, and yet they do NOT shed in clouds of hair. I have a few dust bunnies, but trust me, nothing like this.

Thank you for throwing those away.diabetes is rampant in cats. Their hair falls out. They have gum disease and kidney failure.

Sound familiar???

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