View Full Version : Tried almond Milk....
10-05-2008, 08:52 AM
I made almond milk this morning... It was really good. I have been so excited because I am able to digest nuts and seeds very well! However, slightly upset because they make me nauseous!!!!!!!!!! Just the thought!!!!! I started with flax seeds, they literally made me vomit. I just had the almond milk and im almost to that point!!
This is SO weird. helpp
10-05-2008, 09:13 AM
Sorry for your problem. You said you're able to digest nuts and seeds well but if you're getting nauseous they're not agreeing with you. I would say that your liver may be secreting too much bile to help digest the nuts and seeds. When you started with flax seeds, in what form did you use them? It sounds like you tried making seed milk, which wouldn't work well with flax. Most people do well with almond milk but if you're getting nauseous you should avoid it. Maybe you should try a series of liver cleanses and then you'll be ready for nut milk. I'm not sure what's causing this reaction.
10-05-2008, 09:17 AM
Oh My mistake! I did not try to make flax milk! I just tried eating flax, on salads, and in cracker form! I mixed that up!!
Ive only tried a milk with almonds!
Flax makes me sick too. Just something about it.
10-05-2008, 09:32 AM
I tried a seed milk too, made by sesame seeds. It tasted great but made me nauseous too. I have never been good with to fatty foods, specialy not lately.
Maby if your body got used to low fat foods it might not do soo good with nuts and seeds ? Maby you are lacking enzymes to digest fats ?
Maby probiotics could help ? (helps to create enzymes).
Maby if you start out slow and with small amounts and slowly increase when you feel your body is ready ?
10-05-2008, 09:47 AM
Ill have to try that ShantiLove, My diet has been raw fruits and vegetables with my only fat being avocado's. I eat about 2 a day. So maybe its not the fat? Who knows.... its frustrating!
10-05-2008, 10:21 AM
Well avocadoes are much more easy to digest than nuts and seeds. Like I said try slowly to ad nuts and seeds to you diet. I have found that hempseeds are easy to deal with. Maby some sunflower seeds, or some ground up seseme seeds sprinkled over a salat. Start slow. When your body is ready ad some of the more heavy nuts in small amounts.
It sounds like you have the same problem like long time vegetariens have if they starting to eat meat again. the body is lacking the ability to digest the meat and gives them problems. When you dont eat a particular kind of food your body slows down the production of the enzymes you need to digest that kind of food. So you need your body to produce that enzymes again plus im sure there is stuff with the stomac acid, bile a.s.o. too (im not an expert on that area). Your body will ajust in time, just take it slow.
Probiotics will help the proces.
10-05-2008, 10:23 AM
Oh my gosh shantiLove!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD POINT!!, I have been vegetarian for 11 years, about 3 years ago I ate chicken and became violently ill!! AHHH I did not make that connection!
AHHH, I hate trying to understand my body!!!
10-05-2008, 10:27 AM
Did you soak the almonds first? It might make them easier for your system to handle.
10-06-2008, 10:57 AM
You might be allergic. I am.
Crazy Healer Lady
10-06-2008, 11:47 AM
Yes I was wondering about the soaking. Nuts upset my stomach if I eat too much, unless I soak them to release the enzyme inhibitors.
Hope your problem turns out OK! If you don't find a solution, you can always do banana milk ^_^ or coconut milk!
10-06-2008, 11:57 AM
I mix my nut milks with ginger root now and this seems to help with digestion. Plus they taste really good too - I also add dates and sometimes raw cacao. Just throw it all in a blender and strain. A suggestion is to drink 2 tablespoons of ACV (apple cider vinegar) in a glass of water in the morning or before eating meals with fat. Might be a hydrochloric imbalance in your stomach that is making it hard for you to digest fats? Just a thought.
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