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05-15-2008, 10:34 AM
The primary reason I started eating Raw was that I have been in chronic pain for 20 years. I discovered through process of elimination that it is mostly when I eat grains, But I also think when I eat potatoes so I am guessing it is the starch that is causing me the problem.
I am wondering if I can sprout grains and dehydrate them into cracker, bread etc if that will eliminate the problem.
Anybody have any ideas about this?
05-15-2008, 10:49 AM
There have been a lot of people who could not tolerate cooked grains but fair better with sprouted ones. However, there are also some who cannot tolerate them sprouted or otherwise.
I know that soaked, sprouted grains can be dried and then ground into flour and used in recipes and you can also simply soak and sprout and then process into a "dough" to make various things.
Alissa's book has a great recipe for rye bagels (which I like to spread it out thinner and make rye 'bread' or crackers and have with her onion dip (Mmmm) and she also has a few other recipes for crackers and breads that use grains.
You can also try buckwheat which is wonderful in many bread, pizza dough and cracker recipes (and more) and it is not technically a grain so even people with gluten intolerances can most times use buckwheat with no problems.
But the best thing is to perhaps try it and see how your body responds to them (sprouted grains). I believe if you do a search for "rye bagels" in our recipe section Alissa had posted hers a long while back so you can try it out if you wish!
05-15-2008, 11:35 AM
I never ate much grain before anyway but I seem to be missing my wraps. BUT those bagels sound awesome. And onion spread YUMMM It is funny cause I never ate pasta, rice, buns or stuff like that before going raw :D but I did eat sprouted grain bread and wraps sometimes so I miss that a bit.
I guess it depends on how much effort I want to expend. I don't have a dehydrator but I have been looking at getting one for years now! Lately I have been just eating whatever I can grab on the go and I am loving that. Much quicker and a lot less dishes to wash.
06-05-2008, 12:28 AM
Nightshades can cause pain: potato, tomato, eggplant, peppers, tobacco. Lots of folks find relief from pain by eliminating these foods.
(Not nightshades: black pepper, yams, sweet potato)
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