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7/15/13 9:00 P

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Exotec- I'm not supposed to have wine, but I will ask my NP when I talk to her next, since most of the alcohol would cook off anyway. I will also check on the olives... I'm thinking they would be okay. I know olive oil is fine. You're right about the nightshades, can't have any of those. I just have to start being more creative!
Houndlover- when I got up this morning, my kids had already made themselves smoothies for breakfast! Awesome. And I stocked up on fresh fruit for snacks, and sliced up a bunch of cheese for them so they can just grab a few slices at snack time. Trying to simplify.

Thanks all!

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7/15/13 4:46 P

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Thanks Houndlover! I picked up some canned coconut milk at the grocery store today. I think this might be something I could really enjoy in this heat. emoticon

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7/15/13 2:19 P

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Oh yum - those popsicles sound scrumptious!

and L-JO ~
are you allowed small amounts of wine? I have a ridiculously simple recipe for chicken, but it has wine in it. It also has butter, but you may be able to eliminate that. All you do is put the chicken pieces in a baking pan, pour over just enough white wine (your chosen brand) to cover the bottom, sprinkle with tarragon and chervil. Bake it covered for about 20 minutes at 350F, then uncover until it just starts to golden-ify. ;) When you can use butter again, you'd put a small chip on each piece before you cover it - then it gets wonderfully bubbly and golden in the last stage. You won't be able to stand the lovely aroma! mmm

This is my go-to recipe for chicken. Never any leftovers, but if you can make it stretch, it makes really good chicken salad!


Just another thought, after-the-fact!
I suspect mushrooms are off the list for the moment. But I wonder about olives? can you have those? If so, you can make some pretty good tapenade from minced-up olives with good EVOO and a little spices. They're also moderately higher in fat, and might help you with those cravings. It's good with garlic in it, too... but if your nutritionist is on elimination, usually that includes most FODMAPs and nightshades, and garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms, etc would be on that "no" list. I'm not cure about the olives. Ask!

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7/15/13 1:21 P

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I use the kind from a can because I think it's creamier and thicker, but I've not tried the other kind. I add some frozen berries, blend it in the food processor and pour it.
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7/15/13 7:37 A

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Houndlover - how do you make the popsicles - just use coconut milk - like from a carton or does it have to be a can. Sounds yummy!

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7/15/13 12:57 A

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Laura,
I hear you. We simplify eating as much as possible in the summer and kids are encouraged to eat whole simple foods like a carrot, a handful of sprouts, a few nuts, a piece of leftover meat, popsicles made from frozen, canned coconut milk, some plain yogurt, a piece of fruit etc. Real cooking does not even happen every day.
We often cook eggs, scrambled with some veggies, onion and mushrooms thrown in plus basil and seasalt. Kids can learn to do it easily.
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7/14/13 11:46 P

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Unfortunately, tomatoes are a big NO on the food list. I made some guacamole tonight, just avocado, garlic and onion powders, some lemon juice and a bit of S&P... used it as a "sauce" for my chicken. Pretty good. I should experiment more with other spices, I just don't really have it in me right now. Plus, my kids are home this week so I am already cooking three meals and snacks a day for them... that's about all the kitchen time I can stand. More, actually, lol.

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As far as taste, experiment with some herbs, esp. basil, thyme, oregano, sage, rosemary and also garlic. That should improve the flavor of chicken. You can also add tomato paste or canned tomatoes.
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7/14/13 11:50 A

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L-Jo - That must have been a terrible feeling when you had gained 3 pounds. Maybe it's just water - try drinking more than you normally do. I've been told that to get rid of water gain, drink more water. Sounds counterintuitive, but it works for me. I call it a water flush or fat flush.

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7/14/13 11:42 A

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Thanks, Ann, yes, I read that article too. And I agree, too many carbs for me! Although I am finding this diet I'm on very difficult. I haven't cheated at all, I figure what's the point in doing it at all if I don't do it completely, but I am STARVING! I have gotten most of my calories from nuts (too many, actually). I am sick to death of chicken already. Without butter or cheese, I can't seem to make anything taste decent. Oh well, if it makes me feel better, it will be worth it.

I am trying to just focus on what I need to do right now in a "food as medicine" way... but I couldn't resist the scale this morning... after three days of crazy hunger, a constant headache, no energy, and feeling generally awful... I have also GAINED 3LBS!!! Arggg!!! I know that this diet isn't about losing weight, it's about healing my gut, but it is still so disappointing to gain.

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7/14/13 11:05 A

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Found this piece by Dr. Weil on leaky gut syndrome. Interesting. Hope it is some help to you.

I love Dr. Weil and generally trust his opinion, although his anti-inflammatory diet has too many carbs and plenty of bad carbs.

www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02012/anti-i
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7/13/13 10:20 A

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JLKL- she does know. I told her straight out that I don't want to eat carbs, and that I feel best eating low carb. She was totally supportive of that. I actually only have to eat the elimination diet for three weeks, then I can start adding stuff back. And I agree about the cheese, butter and cream. It is hard to make anything worth eating without them! And I miss eggs (never thought I'd say that)... what does one eat for breakfast otherwise!?!

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Good luck on your leaky gut diet! I thought I had it once myself, so I did some research and gave up sugar and wheat for quite a while and took some probiotics. I can do an elimination diet for about 2 months and then I start cheating.

I need the fat to stay satisfied - like cheese, butter and heavy cream.

Eliminating would be okay for a short while. Make sure your nutritionist knows about your dietary concerns.

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7/12/13 3:05 A

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Thanks for the replies!

Heidi, I will check out www.sheknows.com and see what I can find!

Woubbie, you are right, it is a super restrictive diet, but it is like Exotec said: an elimination diet. I only have to do it for three weeks, then I start to add things back in to see what causes reactions. And Exotec, you are right. She DID tell me what I CAN eat, and I need to focus on those foods, and not dwell on what I CAN'T eat right now. It is only three weeks, and then I can start to add things back, and hopefully beef and eggs can come back, like Birgit. Although I am praying for dairy to come back! Although, from what I hear, because cheese is one thing I have cravings and a weakness for, it might be the problem? Time will tell.

So tomorrow I will begin. Still low-carb, but now anti-inflammatory too... here's hoping I feel like a million bucks by the end of the month!

Thanks again everyone! I will keep ya posted!

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I used to have leaky gut syndrome and a low-carb paleo diet cured it. Some dairy is a problem and for while all dairy may be a problem, but not beef and eggs (at least for me.)
The most common cause of leaky gut syndrome are sugar and wheat, incl. whole wheat, also other gluten-containing grains like barley and rye. Please consider joining us on the Wheatbelly team for more info on that.
I think a paleo-type diet may be your best bet. It is low-carb and eliminates all grains, beans and most dairy.
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7/11/13 11:40 P

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From what I've seen of this type of diet, what your nutritionist is attempting is an elimination diet. Removing anything which may be problematic until your body can begin to heal itself, and then slowly adding single items thereafter to determine the culprits. I don't know what you'll eat in the meantime! that would be a question for the person designing the diet.
Ask your nutritionist for specific foods you CAN eat, rather than just ones you CAN'T.


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We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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One of the problems with a diet that is more restrictive than you are willing to be is that you probably won't stick to it. I don't know what the answer is, although I will say that there are other diets out there for leaky gut syndrome that don't limit quite as much as what hers does. Maybe you can go back to her and run the other ideas past her?

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Oh my! That IS an issue isn't it? I looked at a couple websites and came up with www.sheknows.com , stocking the low carb vegetarian kitchen and there seems to be some good stuff on there. Good luck!

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I was through a diet curve ball today... went to see a Naturopathic Doctor about some of my inflammation issues, numerous allergies, and various other things. She says I clearly have Leaky Gut Syndrome. Essentially it means that my intestines are "leaking" toxins, waste and food proteins into my bloodstream. This is bad news. She has put me on a special Anti-Inflammatory Diet, and wants me to start right away! It all makes perfect sense, and even my own research after I talked to her backs up everything she says.

Problem: I don't want to start eating carbs!!! She says I don't HAVE to. The diet she has given me cuts out all sugar and refined carbs anyway, so I'm halfway there, but I am also supposed to cut artificial sweeteners, coffee (gasp!), dairy products of all kinds, beef, pork, and EGGS! What will I eat?!? I'm supposed to eat whole grains and legumes on her diet, but not on Atkins. Perplexed over here!!!

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