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

starch free diet: from on 2003-01-19

Hi I have been looking on the internet for startch free recipies for my dad who has ankolysing spondalitis. I can't find any I was wondering if you knew a site that would have some. More specifically starch free ways of making bread, biscuits, cakes and other such foods which you can grab on the run if pre made. Even a starch free pastry would be good.

Thanks

Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-03-09

please supply starch free recipies

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

Starch free bread, cakes and biscuits are almost impossible to make.
You have only egg, fat, sugar to work with.
Meringues are the only example I can think of.

Even fruit and vegetables contain a proportion of starch - so how low in starch does the diet need to be - and who is recommending such a diet?

Peter

Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-04-01

I believe starch to be problem. Can you helpRobert Miller wrote:
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> please supply starch free recipies

Re: starch free diet: from on 2003-08-30

Hi To Whom this may concern, I really feel for all you sufferers
As i know how awkward it is to have to eliminate starchy foods,
Let alone find recipes & foods to replace the starch.
I myself have become intolerant to starches, & are finding it very
difficult to know what to eat, What is starchy & what isn't?
Can anyone tell me if coffee is starchy or acidic?
I am having difficulty breathing because of the inflammation,
With burning skin, Itching, When eating just the smallest amount of starchy food. The overload was causing my hives, Which are now gone as iv'e reduced my starch intake.But the other symptoms above i still have as i am new to all this info, & don't really understand what foods to avoid, And which one's to eat.
My diet consists of white bread & jam or marmite, apples, tomato soup, meat & veges, or fish, But i know i cannott tolerate foods which contain flour,potatoes,fizzy drinks,corn,chocolate,rice,peanuts, so if anyone has any idea's
as to whats safe to eat, & whats not. That would be great.
Best Regards
Diane Blakemore

Re: starch free diet: from Woz on 2003-09-25

All the grains are starches and so are the products made from them. Bread, breakfast cereals, cakes etc.

wheat,
barley,
oats,
rye,
rice,
quinoa,
amaranth,
millet.

Are you sure you are intolerant to all starches? Millet is probably the easiest grain to get on with. Soak it overnight or longer. I soak it for up to 24 hours. Cook it the same way you would cook rice. You can flavour it and add to foods just as you would with rice. Eat as a delicious porridge or put in to a dish and leave it to set. You can then slice it up and lightly grill it or eat as is. I take this to work everyday.

Coffee is acidic.

Use the www.google.com search engine to find out more. insert terms like coffee acidic or starches or grain alternatives etc.You will be suprised what you can find out for yourself

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

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I recommend reading the book The Body Ecology Diet by Donna Gates. It has a wealth of information on diet and how to eat right and live right.
I have MS and the info in this book has been wonderful help to get me on the right track to better health.
Good Luck and God be with you.
Kim

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

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I recommend reading the book The Body Ecology Diet by Donna Gates. It has a wealth of information on diet and how to eat right and live right.
I have MS and the info in this book has been wonderful help to get me on the right track to better health.
Good Luck and God be with you.
Kim

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