starch free diet: from Mandy on 2008-11-27
I also have AS and i've started a new diet and it works great. No starch is hard, but i found a way to make bread and pastries.
Almond butter and Almond ground or flours works great
Re: starch free diet- pizza for James: from Mandy on 2008-11-27
Starch free pizza
1 cup of almond ground, 2 eggs, 2 tsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of italian seasoning, a little bit of salt and grated cheese ( romano or parmesan) . Mix everything together and spread (thin) on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 325 for about 18 minutes. Remove from oven, and add a pesto sauce ( olive oil, fresh basil, cheese, a little bit of almond ground or pine nuts and mix in a blender or even by hand) Add that to the pizza crust and add pineapple, cooked chicken, onions, pepppers. Bake for another 15 minutes. Mmmmm, it's so good. I add some mushrooms, since they don't seem to affect me. I also use the crust for crackers and cheese sometimes
starch free diet: from Rebecca on 2008-12-05
My doctor had me switch to starch free a few months ago and I've been looking ever since. I did find some recipes for flour free cookies and I'm experimenting with those now. It's hard to find sweets that are starch free, but the worst starch in these cookies is peanut butter. So give it a shot, your father may really like them.
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
Mix egg and sugar together till creamy, then add peanut butter (chunky or creamy) till smooth. Roll into balls and use fork to pat down the top of the cookie.
Bake for 10-12 mins at 350. Let cool a minute. Enjoy!
Sorry I can't be more help but I've just been staying away from what I can't have.
Good luck on your search and I wish your father the best
Re: starch free diet: from Joni Aarden on 2009-01-07
Coffee is definitely acidic. I think the main thing for you would be to avoid acid foods-which means meat, dairy, sugar (other than sugar from fruits), WHIte bread (VERY Acidic), and simple carbs. Any bread should be from sprouted grains. Your system is probably acid and needs to be alkalised. I think that would help you a lot. You can also take Acidophilus, and/or drink kefir. Candida can keep your system acid, and make you have all these reactions. A yeast (or candida) die-off should take about 3 months, wherein you take acidophilus daily. If it is working you will have some gas and bloating, but dont worry-that means its working. If this does not happen, switch brands of acidophilus and/or increase your intake until it does.
You may want to order a PH test strip. You pee on it every morning and it will tell you how acid/alkaline you are. You will start to see a difference as you change your habits. A major help to you will be juicing if you can get into it. Fresh juice of fruits and veggies is one of the best ways to alkalise your system. Also, drink water (warm or cool) with one whole lemon squeezed in it at least once a day. That will majorly help alkalise. Best of luck! We all need to alkalise our systems
Re starch free diet: from Angela on 2009-01-16
Have you tried enzymes that are only for starch. If you use a combined enzime for protein and fats you may not need these. I am thinking of using carbozyme which is only for starch.
Will let you know if it works
starch free diet: from Belle on 2009-05-01
Did you click on the 'AS Food Guide" link on the kickas.org website? It gives you a list of all the foods your Dad can eat. We AS sufferers pretty much need to go without any breads. For snacks I like baked apples with honey and cinnamon on them, sugar free jello, raisins, a bowl of berries, cooked berries with honey and cinnamon, carrots, tuna salad (made with tuna from a pouch, not the can, celery,and real mayonaise). If you spend one day a week preparing some meals and snacks, you can just grab and go the rest of the week.
starch free diet: from Mary on 2009-10-17
I make bread, muffins, crackers, etc., with almond flour. Usually, I mix flaxseed meal with it. There are many, many recipes on Internet
Re: starch free diet: from darryn yates on 2010-01-09
you can test any food for starch using iodine. if the colour turns blue or black the food item contains starch. if it doesnt change colour - food item has no starch
starch free diet: from Maria on 2010-01-20
Greetings and sympathies to everyone on this page. I discovered I was seriously intolerant of starches (and other things) about 8 years ago and in this age where the promotion of wholegrains as the basis for a healthy diet is the paramount received wisdom I have found it very frustrating as I have yet to find a healthcare professional who believes me. As a consequence I have had to conduct my own little experiments and I have found that sticking to a low-carb diet has had a very positive effect physically and emotionally.
Before I blather on further, the reason I have posted this is to mention that my arthritis is aggravated (within the hour) by fruit. I know it's hard to accept because once again it defies conventional thinking, but I thought it might be of interest to others who are also looking for solutions outside of the System.
Best wishes and good health to all. Maria
Re: starch free diet: from Brianna on 2010-02-09
I just wanted to let you know that Pantothenic acid is vitamin B5. The B vitamins are great healers and energy boosters for the body. Most of them are water soluble so its really hard to ever over dose on them. Don't worry, its not a new medication, it's just a b vitamin. I know the B-complex vitamins are great! I hope this helps you out a little bit.
Brianna- esthetician and nutrition advocate
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