Hello, Team! Welcome Beesparkle and other newbies.
Bailey- you are so right to zip-lock in the excellent crunch freshness!
Hello Dots, thanks for the tips. I am so conservative that a few of the mentioned goodies have a no-no in them’ I have to be so picky! The suggestions may address ideas for others looking for ways to avoid gluten.
Here are some of my musings on why the many snack foods fail to please me.
I have hypothyroidism and the flax and nuts are not on my self-testing good list as well as not recommended by Thyroid specialists.
I have challenge/elimination food/medicine/ health and beauty product tested for three years; I started testing in about mid 2007; before I became a G-F person in May 2008. I questioned G-F before actually ceasing to eat them.
I know well what foods and additive ingredients are not my friends.
I have a serious sulfite intolerance/ allergy. Raisons, onions, garlic, and commercially dehydrated chick peas have sulfites; I need to avoid.
To be an authorized official ‘doctor recognized’ sulfite allergy requires a hospital stay with the heart defibullator machine handy to revive the low ratio of actual sulfite allergic persons after forcing high volumes of this poison into the system; and the adrenal shock epi pin is used to help with recovery if a deep case of anaphylactic secondary shock hits; it has some more sulfites!!!
Kick me while I’m down, why don’t they? And these are the practices of professional doctors in our formal hospitals! Excuse my rant!
Sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and nuts tend to be higher in L-arginine over L-lysine naturally in the food nutritional plant matrix (an infection control guide line I live under, or choose to hurt later). Nuts as a snack does not win over my own no-no’s list. Great for others, though!
The less I challenge my adrenals for stress of bad food or stress overload, the better my chances of a possible /better energy recovery.
Anything with citric acid or citrus fruit is common in many commercially made processed foods, including ‘the organics’. I had a fever of 102 learning not to eat these.
And yes, I am avoiding nightshades. The rabbit in my sure misses the crunch and a nice vine ripened juicy tomato. I forgot Gojis are of that plant genesis family, thanks for the heads-up or I would trip on this one. Inflammation is well avoided by avoiding this family of vegetables, for a while any way. Doctors always tell their heart patients to avoid inflammation foods. As a Fibromyalgic person this advice to me is sound.
Normally, organic is a wonderful guide for most people, but for me, it is just another way of saying ‘clean but expensive’ and may still possess a whole food or an additive no-no in the mix. Most of the organic products I have label read or actually tried have my no-no’s in them in one form or another. I sure want to lust after the ones I can eat.
I used to bake breads as a serious hobby, so I have explored flours and discovered the empty calories of carbohydrates are best replaced with another vegetable or the grain and seed servings I can eat.
I never fry in oil, so the bread or flour coating is a lost art for me to eat; the family is still happy that I can and do prepare those dishes for them. The seasoned flour coating becomes gravy or falls off during the baking process. Maybe I need that ‘Nu-Wave’ infra-red oven?
I do not touch baking powder due to the corn starch, I am that sensitive!
And yeast breads (even homemade ones) promote internal gut issues and compounds ill health later that I must endure when I do over-stress.
Life always throws a curve and my immune system works hard and fast; enough to recover without too much energy drain, some muscle and joint pain, and sometimes worse. It is my own self imposed bubble; learned one food at a time; I must ‘veg’ for a while after a bad food, an elimination dieting deliberate intake of a challenging ‘bad food’ or post some other stressor. I yoga, stretch, and do some mild housework but otherwise remain sedate on recovery days. I honestly am working past the anger and anxiety that evolves from taking away food and food choices. Whole sections of whole foods and food groups are removed from my grasp. Like a feral animal; I would want to bite out in anger of the possible loss of the next new no-no I find. Prayers and meditation does work, here!
The greatest love story is your own.
If you miss out of life to the fullest; they win.
You are the happiness master of your own mind.
Thought is an active dynamic energy to harmonize and corrolate good.
Clear all paths to love thru forgiveness.
I may not recognize the significance until some time later.
Is my resistance to change really that strong?
Impatience does not provide the time to learn the lesson;
Awaken new ways to approach the dissolving of a problem;