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

Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-10-11

Hi Woz,Kim Diane here. Thanks for reply.
Woz im not sure if im intolerant to all starches,but do know im allergic to rice.
Chocolate gives me headaches,burning skin,(inflammation).
Potatoe chips,Fizzy drinks(acid),corn,sugary foods. Eg biscuits,& Lollies,Spuds,Some medications all give me the same symptoms when i take them.
Its got me stunned actually what to eat & what not to eat. :-)
I Haven't seen an immunologist or allergist yet, Just had prick tests done. This is really frustrating to have.
I was never allergic to foods before, untill my immune system became low,(which was a result of overprescribing un-nessesary medication) So now i take no medication now that ive got clued up on how it works, and what damage it does to the body. Unless i really have to.
I beleive in getting to the root of the problem, To find the cause, rather than cover it up or suppress it with the use of drugs or ''medicine''.I can eat small amounts of white bread.
But not brown bread.Thanks for your reply woz,and if you can give me any advice that you think could help that would be lovely.
Thanks mate.

Kim. How are you. In your email you said you get m.s What is M.S? Multiple sclirosis i guess?
I will go and have a look at that book you told me about. Thanks for your help on this subject, Much Appreciated :-)
Do you have to restrict your diet as well?
Food Intolerance is new to me, as iv'e never had to deal with this before, and i most certainly beleive it exists now. Especially now that i have a better understanding of how the immune system plays a huge part in it. I Am truly greatfull for your emails.
Thanks Kim.
Best Regards
Diane Blakemore

Re: starch free diet: from Woz on 2003-10-11

Hello Dianne. Were you eating a lot of rice when you were on the medication or after?
Get yourself along to a wholefood store and buy one or two of the grains I listed. Grains should be soaked overnight before cooking. This soon becomes a habit. It would be best if you only try one new thing out at a time. Make sure you do not eat anything else that day that you don't usualy eat. I had terrible trouble trying to find out what was causing me problems because I had multiple sorts of allergies/intolerances

Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-10-13

Hi Woz, Diane here Thanks for your last email, Im not sure of your email so ive just replyed to the phorum, Im not sure if emailing you that way goes direct to your inbox?
Best Regards
Diane

Re: starch free diet: from Woz on 2003-10-16

Hello Diane.

I don't get the emails, I just come here I'm in the mood to discus this kind of thing. If I got the emails, the chances are they wouldn't get answered straight away and then put on the back burner and eventualy forgotten about or deleted.

I had some tests done using a vega machine by a clinical nutritionist. She diagnosed candida and a lot of allergies and intolerances. While I had candida it was impossible to do elimination tests because it seemed like everything would effect me but not all the time. I have since got rid of the candida although it did come back briefly. Some of the allergies and intolerances have gone but I did get a klebsiella infection in my stomach recently. It seems because I have a high iron count that I'm susceptible to these things. I always have the vega machine tests whenever I feel there is something wrong

Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-10-18

Hi Woz, Thanks for reply, Ive never heard of Vega Machine testing before. But I will keep that in mind. I have seen naturopaths, herbalists but the meds they gave me to use just seemed to make matters worse because of the allergys.
I have been told to take Pantothenic Acid tablets for Acidosis but haven't yet as im a little sceptical about taking more meds, & definately dont want to make things worse. A little pill phobic now you could say. Ive Never heard of anyone having a high Iron Count before, How do you get that, Are you eating foods high in iron? My Iron Count is the opposite Low. Im open-minded & always willing to learn new things from others. :-)
We all have different knowledge & Gifts that we can pass onto others who want to know.
& I know what its like to have infections Not nice.
You poor thing, How do you respond to Antibiotics woz with your allergys? I dont tolerate them but sometimes have no choice but to take them.
Anyway Woz Have a lovely Day.
Best Regards
Diane

Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-10-18

Hi Woz, Thanks for reply, Ive never heard of Vega Machine testing before. But I will keep that in mind. I have seen naturopaths, herbalists but the meds they gave me to use just seemed to make matters worse because of the allergys.
I have been told to take Pantothenic Acid tablets for Acidosis but haven't yet as im a little sceptical about taking more meds, & definately dont want to make things worse. A little pill phobic now you could say. Ive Never heard of anyone having a high Iron Count before, How do you get that, Are you eating foods high in iron? My Iron Count is the opposite Low. Im open-minded & always willing to learn new things from others. :-)
We all have different knowledge & Gifts that we can pass onto others who want to know.
& I know what its like to have infections Not nice.
You poor thing, How do you respond to Antibiotics woz with your allergys? I dont tolerate them but sometimes have no choice but to take them.
Anyway Woz Have a lovely Day.
Best Regards
Diane

Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-10-18

I havn't taken antibiotics in years. I stopped going to my Doctor a few years ago because the Health Service is too slow here and I don't like the pills as an answer for everything. I have no idea why my iron is high. I am taking Lactoferrin which is supposed to bind to the iron to get rid of some. I'm going to see my nutritionist again soon to see what's going on now.
I only eat wild or organic foods. Are you able to eat meat, fish and eggs ok? I go for the fatty protein foods. The fats help bump up the calories I need

Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-10-18

I should have said that my food is always wholefoods as well so the fats I eat are what is naturaly in the food not some trans fatty rubbish or whatever.
I also forgot to say..

Have a great weekend, Woz

Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-10-19

Hi Woz, Thanks for reply, Eating organic foods is a good idea, They put so much rubbish in our packed foods these days.
What are Fatty Proteins Woz?
Yes I can eat meat, fish & eggs & vege's.
I seem to be having more trouble with starchy foods cos they work like an acid. Plus sugar & wheat is not good for me for some reason now.
The Health service is slow here too woz, where do you live?
I live in New Zealand.
I agree with you that pills arn't the answer. They tend to create illness not cure it.
Some doctors here are quick to put everything down to a so-called ''brain imbalance'' Which is rubbish.
Its just too much work for them to get to the root of the problem,
and easier to write out a script for drugs (they call medicine).
I will have to go see a allergist I think, Naturopath.
Thanks woz
Best Regards
Diane

Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-10-19

Hello Diane.

It doesn't suprise me that you are now having trouble with wheat and sugar. Those two foods often cause a lot of trouble.
When I say "fatty proteins" I'm talking about protein foods that have a lot of fat in them as well. Your body needs calories for fuel and fats can help if you are cutting down on starches. Rather than sit down to a plate of lard you can eat fatty fish like mackerel, salmon, tuna or red meat or poultry. A lot of people these days only eat chicken breast but that doesn't have as much fat as thighs etc (darker parts). I always buy whole chickens and eat all of the meat including the skin and any organs found inside. The skin has plenty of fat in it. Whole eggs are good as well.
Yes you are right, you will have to see someone to get tested for allergies and intolerances.
Btw, I live in the UK.
Aaaah Sunday, relax.

Woz