199.starch free diet Moderated discussion and help for Food Combining and the Hay diet, Cookery and recipes, Starch or Protein

Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-10-31

Sorry Dianne I have called you Deb. I shouldn't have written this yet. I fell asleep in the lounge and only just woke up

Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-10-31

Hi Woz, how are you. Have you woke up yet :)
Hard case, Yes for some reason im reacting to wheat & sugar too, They give me breathing problems ( inflammation) & sugar makes me shakey,fatigued. like hypoglycaemia.
What kind of allergy specialist would you recommend woz?
Thanks and best regards

Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-11-01

Hello Diane.

I came in from work yesterday feeling a little tired and like I said I fell asleep in the lounge. I was only asleep for about an hour but felt very groggy when I woke up. I don't like falling asleep during the day because of the way I feel afterwards. I saw the name Deb at the top of this thread and it must have got stuck in my head.
Anyway, in answer to your question about allergy specialists. I am certainly no expert on who you should see but I went to someone that uses a vega machine to test for allergies, intolerances and infections. There are two links below that talk about vega machines, they both borrow from the same sources but one is cautious about how effective they really are and the other is for them. I found it an effective tool and don't care if there is proof or not. My health improved greatly after being tested with one of these and that's all I care about. I got the results of the test there and then but I also had a hair analysis some time later to be a bit more thorough. There are other methods of testing such as muscle testing etc but you will have to do a search at the library or on Google to find out about them. Originaly I went to the National Health Service but they are far to slow.

All the best, Woz

Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-11-03

Houdy Doody Woz, how are you today?
Thanks for the info on the Vega Machine, Im openminded and when all else fails I beleive there is always a solution to the problem if you look hard enough & dont give up. :-)
I will go see an allergist of some sort.
Yes Wheat has become a problem for me, White Flour, biscuits,
Starchy foods, Its finding foods to replace those thats the hardest part. Ive been a bread eater all my life, I find that other foods just arn't filling enough. Anyway woz i hope you have a lovely day.
Best Regards

Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-11-25

my doctor has told me to try this to eliminate my Ankylosig Spondulitus problems (a rare form of Athritus) I know of other suffers who have tried this and it has worked but its imposilbe to get any one to tell you what to eat

Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-11-25

Hi Emma, Thanks for your email, Yes i do beleive that eliminating certain foods can reduce arthritis, I am suffering with muscle & joint pains & aches too because of the inflammation created from the starchy or acidic foods im eating, but like you said its hard to know what to eat to replace the starches.
I have been eating a lot of fish & salad instead sometimes, but you soon get sick of that after a while too.
what foods are you eating now emma, that you wernt eating b4?
Best Regards

Re: starch free diet: from Peter on 2003-12-02

Diet related arthritis is often a symptom of gluten allergy.
For a lot more details look at the celiac pages and forum on this site.


Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-12-02

Hi Peter, thanks for your email, I have wandered about gluten allergy, my doctor has tested me for that via bloodtest & it showed negative reaction. so i ruled that out.
I am also aware that some bloodtests dont always give an accurate reading, so do you know of other ways i can be tested for this gluten intolerance?
I do get irritable bowel & burning skin when i eat brown bread which is made me wander if its the gluten, cos white bread doesnt affect my bowel the same.
Do you have a gluten intolerance peter?
Thanks for your email peter, and have a nice day.
Kind Regards

Re: starch free diet: from Peter on 2003-12-08

Yes, I have a gluten intolerance, diagnosed mainly from a detailed record of what I was eating and the symptoms that appeared - long before any blood tests were available. I cannot eat anything with soya either, even the soya lecithin in chocolate bars is enough to make me ill.

I wrote the book on gluten-free cookery because there was nothing written by a coeliac sufferer available (all the others were written by journalists / professional writers with no personal experience of having to live with the condition) This developed into an interest in other diets, and the realisation that the essence of the Hay diet had some merit.

These web sites are maintained without any sponsorship in the hope that others may benefit from un-biassed information.

I am a tutor with the Open University, but do not have any medical qualifications, so this is not medical advice - simply a guide to information for you to evaluate.


Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-12-08

Hi Peter, Thanks for your email, what you are doing sounds really great, good on you for helping others. I react to dairy milk chocolate now too since these allergys or intolerances have started, If i eat it i get headaches, & other symptoms.
My dietician asked me if i see someone from mental health, which is a laugh to me cos i do not need a shrink to tell me what to think. this discusts me that the medical profession is so ignorant & want to prescribe countless drugs to inoccent people.
I told her that i will not take drugs they like to call medicine, cos the drugs are the reason i have these intolerances now. id rather get to the root of the problem not cover it up or add to it.
You see peter I was prescribed 12 courses of antibiotics over a period of a year which i know now was un-nessesary, and they stripped my immune system to only create allergys, not to mention the other un-nessesary pills prior to that i was prescribed. its no wander i have so many sentivities. but in my opinion most doctors here just wont take the time to find the real problem, instead they prescribe counless pills which only result in further sickness as a pill is not a magic bullet that only goes to the target area, it has unwanted actions elsewhere in the human body. (these are what they call side effects) all this totally discusts me. you see so many cases of iatrogenisis here in new zealand.the only people who benefit from the drugs are the doctors who have prescribed them, the drug company, not the patient. cos the patient once prescribed them gets sicker, then off he or she goes back to the doctor to only be prescribed more, its just a tragic roundabout. so that ticked me right off that the dietician asked me that. anyway peter keep up your great work, and have a lovely day.
Best Regards