View Full Version : food sensitivities galore/need some menu idea help!
05-10-2012, 10:31 PM
ok, well i was high raw to all raw for 13 years. i took a 10 month detour off of it. i am divorced and my kids go back and forth between house. the three of us all have celiacs. however dad doesn't care and gives them stuff they are not supposed to have. long story short..... they have a bunch of other food allergies now. I had changed everyones diet around to more paleo at recommendation of dr however, i have not seen the huge benefits that he was speaking of and wish to go back to vegan or high raw again. we still are pretty high raw even on paleo. but i need some menu help!
my kids can't have any beans (so not sprouted beans), one can't have almonds & cashews, the other can't have coconut, sunflower seeds and both can't have pumpkin seeds. no honey or maple syrups for one..... agave sparingly. several fruits and veggies are out. no zuchinni, basil. (so no pastas from zuchinni) and no bananas for both.
Does anyone have some suggestions? with all these various nuts being out and those being the ones most often used in recipes - well i guess i dont even know where to start at this point.
with all this being the case - i am not sure where to begin at this point. other than i know i want to get back to at least some raw recipes. even my husband who was not raw b4 i married him and still eats plenty of processed foods has asked me to do this.
does anyone have some suggestions?? yummy things that you have tried that might fall within these realms?
05-10-2012, 10:46 PM
hemp seeds, chia seeds, millet, amaranth, quinoa, sunflower seeds
Stevia for sweetener
four day rotation diet to help speed the healing and detox process (disappation of antibodies from bloodstream)
Shame on dad for giving them known bad foods and keeping them ill.
I feel for you. I have thirty out of 128 tested. Wife had 60 or so out of two hundred something tested.
May I ask are you noticing any gluten ataxia symptoms, or was damage to the blood brain barrier discussed with you by your doctor. You may want to read the website of University of Maryland, Dr. Allesio Fasano.
05-10-2012, 10:55 PM
they can't have millet, amaranth, quinoa and one can't have SF seeds. We do use hemp seeds (some) and chia seeds (some). hemp milk - do you have a recipe that you like?
gluten ataxia?? not sure...... my son this last year now has signs of ADHD where that has not been a problem before. He also got diagnosed with expressive language disorder this last year.... where he was always at the top and the last couple of years has been slipping. he sometimes struggles to know how to get out what he wants to say to me...
Both kids have had colitis to severe colitis for the last 2 years. they both have had issues with candida and eczema. I will look into it though. Kids have a drs appt next week, I will ask him about it.
05-10-2012, 10:58 PM
how much stevia do you put into your hemp milk? what ratio do you use of ingredients in it?
4 day rotation diet. what types of foods do you rotate around? just the stuff you can have?
and yes, shame on dad and his RN nurse wife neither of which can follow the dr ordered diet.....
Thanks for the suggestions. I appreciate it.
05-10-2012, 11:50 PM
I am sorry for the "shame on" comment. I should have held it back. It is very hard to follow the diet and I was a big failure at it myself for a long time. Please forgive me if you can. My wife is now doing a much better job for herself and I will gain strength by watching her.
I actually have not made my own hemp milk. We purchase (I know, not raw and I shouldn't mention it here but being honest). We do eat hemp seeds so I can ask my wife if she's made her ownmilk tomorrow and give ratios.
The idea behind the four day rotation is to eat any given (safe) food only once-for one meal in a four day period. Some use three days as a guide. This gives the bowel time to recover in case any food is giving it problems. Reduces the digestive load I guess. I imagine there is more to it though. You are to follow the prescribed foods only. I had a friend about fifteen years ago who had an uncle with MS that was put into remission by following the diet. Along with other protocols I presume, but leaning toward natural methods.
The speech and adhd may be directly related to the intake of reactive foods or the damage done in the past by doing so, related to cerebular brain swelling, or gluten ataxia. The blood brain barrier integrity can be compromised by the gluten or more precisely the zonulin levels not being of the proper amount to protect the integrity of the intestinal lining and b/b barrier. In myself I suffer confusion or brain fog, headaches which I believe are related to the cerebelar swelling. My hands and eyes may twitch back and forth as I try to read or grab something with fine motor skills like texting, writing. My mother suffers speech loss, stumbling, choking and swallowing difficulty. Grandmother suffered it too. Mom has lost ability to use her body, Grandfather lost use of his legs. I began stumbling, tripping, banging into walls, hitting my head arougn 45 years of age and these symptoms subsided when I quit wheat.
beofer I discovered the wheat issue my proprioception suffered greatly. I injured myself repeatedly and did not heal. They are saying she mom has parkinsonism, but no clear Parkinsons, MS, or ALS diagnosis. GPs had all three dx's over the years. It was this or that then it wasn't that, it was the other one. I believe it was just leaky gut, dysbiosis, celiac disease and gluten ataxia.
I suffer bruxism from the reactive foods so watch for that in your families teeth too. It causes chipping of the enamel at the gum line and sensitivity-abfraction.
I use more raw stevia leaf I grow than white stevia powder. My wife uses more white powder than I. I dry and grind the leaf. A quarter to a half teaspoon per cup/glass of tea or acv or lemon water. White powder is more concentrated and only takes small amounts 1/16-1/8 teaspoon maybe. They come with a tiny scoop sometimes.
I'm not very well educated on it, and have forgot much of what I read early on about it all. Part of the problem, retention and comprehension. I feel some of the foods cause reactions much like gluten does. Recovery from an ingestion can takes weeks to overcome. A good book to read to understand the things sensitivities can do to a child is Is This Your Child by Doris Rapp.The bood Adrenal Fatigue has ideas on how to test for food allergies and I thnk how to work around the a little. I've not read either completely through, but excerpts here and there. I did see Doris Rapp in an interview on an old Donahue show. You can find it on Youtube.
I hope some of this helps. If anything I've discovered helps one other individual, all the discomfort I've gone through will be worth it. Especially if it helps a precious young child. I have tried to reach my family and help them but they'd rather take drugs and listen to people who still think C/D means either a rash or constant diahrea. Malnourishment related to a disrupted digestive system can lead to any number of "diseases".
One other thing to watch out for is proper hydration. The thirst sensation was disrupted in me for a long time when I was hit with all this. It was hard to tell if it was from drugs used to treat a wrong diagnosis, or from the condition itself. See that your famioly stays well hydrated. That should ease the severity of some symptoms.
Best wishes and again, I am sorry for the harsh comment.
05-12-2012, 06:51 AM
I rarely make zucchini noodles....cuz I love cucumber noodles and carrot noodles! Have you tried them?
05-12-2012, 02:19 PM
What about dates for something sweet? You can do a lot with dates! I love them. I find the deglet ones plenty sweet for us and they are much cheaper than medjools are.
How about sesame seeds? I've heard you can make milk from them as well.
Chia seeds are awesome! You can make pudding out of them. I usually just mix them with cold herbal tea then drink/chew it. It's different and my SO doesn't really like them that way but they are full of omega 3's and protein. I typically use between .5 to an ounce a day this way (2 tbsp.)
I seem to remember reading omega-3's are very good for brain function. Flax seed also has high levels of omega-3. I'd avoid buying flax seed oil and pre-ground flax though as it goes rancid rather quickly. I know DebB used to make her own flax seed oil with her juicer. I have a mortar and pestle coming and we'll be getting some soon ourselves.
I'm surprised they can't have amaranth, I thought it was gluten free. Too bad though since amaranth has all the essential amino acids.
Macadamia nuts and brazil nuts may be an option? Brazil nut milk is rather nice, though I haven't tried macadamia milk yet.
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