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Food Journals / Re: Marika's Food Blog
« on: July 09, 2009, 05:01:47 AM »
What about supplements?  I know it's always better to get nutrients from food, but it may be better than grain?  Bone meal is paleo, really high in calcium, and can be sprinkled into food.  Safeway has a calcium supplement made from organic egg shells, which could also be an option?

Have you tried inputting your daily food intake into another calculator?  It's surprising how different they can be in the results.

Food Journals / Re: Karlin's Food Journal
« on: July 08, 2009, 08:29:45 PM »
I didn't keep track completely, but I ate well for the rest of the day.  My tummy issues are almost definitely fruit.  The trial did not go well. :(  Tomorrow it's back to meat and veggies again I suppose.  This time maybe I'll go 10 days instead of a week with no fruit.

Food Journals / Re: Karlin's Food Journal
« on: July 08, 2009, 06:50:57 AM »
Stomach issues returned this morning.  :( However, I do think they are related to a couple bad food choices from Monday, and not yesterday....though it's hard to tell.

potato (I'm regretting this now, but it seemed good for my aching stomach)
a few blueberries

Food Journals / Re: Marika's Food Blog
« on: July 07, 2009, 06:24:06 PM »
Leftovers are awesome.  I need to make more myself...makes for less cooking in the morning.  ;D

Food Journals / Re: Karlin's Food Journal
« on: July 07, 2009, 06:23:14 PM »
Yum! Great ideas.

Dinner: hamburger, sauteed carrots and broccoli, a few berries.

Food Journals / Re: Karlin's Food Journal
« on: July 07, 2009, 11:56:05 AM »
Thanks Marika and Wlfdg.  Yes, the carrot hash browns were good.  It was my first time making them, and they turned out great.

7-8  baby carrots and some homemade paleo hummus (recipe from son of grok)
2 strawberries and a small handful of blueberries

Food Journals / Karlin's Food Journal
« on: July 07, 2009, 08:31:21 AM »
Because of my recent fruit issues, I've been eating off plan here and there. As a result, I'm feeling not so great.  I've been a week off fruit, and now am adding it back in small amounts to see if I can handle it again.  I'm making this journal as an attempt to stay more on plan.  If other people are reading, then I hope I'll be more strict.

carrot hash browns (just shredded carrots cooked in the bacon grease)
5 blackberries

snack: leftover ground beef with broccoli and carrots from yesterday's lunch
So far so good.  :D

Diet and nutrition / Re: Digestive problems-TMI warning
« on: July 06, 2009, 05:32:59 AM »
Awesome news!  I am semi-normal still. It's been a week without fruit, but I did have some alcohol over the weekend (two different 4th of July parties), so I don't expect digestion to normal out for another day or 2.  I've always had issues with alcohol, so I don't drink but a few times a year. Still, it's way better than when I was eating tons of fruit.  :)  I hope to add a few berries in at the end of this week, as a test.  If I can have a few strawberries after a meal, I will be very happy.  ;D

Diet and nutrition / Re: Safe Clean Water
« on: July 04, 2009, 08:37:49 AM »
If people continue to drink bottled water, there will be no push for the governments to do anything about increasing the quality of our drinking water.  Drink filtered tap water instead. We have a carbon filter on the cold water under our sink.  That's good enough for me.  I also have a carbon filter on my shower.  I can tell a difference in the smell of the water...seems to make a difference.  Neither cost us very much.

As a human living on this planet, I can't avoid every toxin in the air, food, and water.  We do what we can.  ;D

Also, try not to worry so much.  Stress is bad for our health.  :)

Diet and nutrition / Re: Digestive problems-TMI warning
« on: July 01, 2009, 07:22:12 AM »
Thanks for the ideas!  I do like the feeling I get when I up my fat intake as well as a few extra carbs (I'm not talking 200...I mean 50 or so).  I have some newly rendered chicken fat....I bet some root veggies or a little bit of hash browns would be great cooked it in. I am not entirely against potatoes. 

I've been way off plan for a 5 days trying to get the stomach problems under control (before I figured out it was fruit).  I felt like absolute crap too.  I feel the need to be pretty strict again.  This is over 5 months now for me, and I do not want to go back to being fat and tired.

Kind of OT, but I think women, having evolved from the gatherers, do better on a few more carbs...being that's what we ate before the men came home with the meat. Plus, we need slightly more fat to be able to have children.

Introductions / Re: So Many Questions!
« on: July 01, 2009, 06:44:39 AM »
I also agree with the animal fats for cooking.  It took me a little while to get used to it, but why waste the drippings from your meat when you can use them again?  I recently used the fat off a baked chicken that I had never thought to save.  I took the drippings from the bottom of the pan, slow boiled them until all the water had evaporated off, and then poured through a coffee filter.  Pure chicken fat!  Now I have something to cook my veggies in.

I am a person who has problems with eggs (allergy), but recently found I can have the yokes (only one per day or so).  I did pick up some duck eggs yesterday (a lady brings them into the food co-op where I work).  I haven't tried them, but I would be ecstatic if I can eat the whole egg!  How I wish I could have an omelet!

I'm glad you guys have a good chiro.  I have a friend whose DH is a chiro and also recommends the paleo diet.  Maybe it's a growing trend?

Diet and nutrition / Re: Digestive problems-TMI warning
« on: July 01, 2009, 05:53:43 AM »
Good for you Marika.  It might be worth noting that calcium has a tendency to bind us up, and tahini is pretty high in it. Anyone having problems might want to consider a spoonful of bone meal a day?

I think I finally figured out my problem.  Fruit.  I think I'm having issues with fructose malabsorption. I don't think I used to have this problem, but I think it developed after a case of food poisoning about 2 months ago.  It happened with DH too, but he smartly cut fruit out soon after his problems began for about a week, and now can eat it in small quantities again. I'm only on day 3 of no fruit, but things seem normal again...after 6 weeks!  ;D  Anyone have any suggestions for upping my carbs a little?  I don't like brain fog from VLC.  More carrots? Nuts? 


Diet and nutrition / Re: Medical Reasons for Diet
« on: June 27, 2009, 07:45:54 AM »
We could argue this for years.  ;D  I think it's clear that we have all done our research and are doing what we feel is best for our children. Kudos to everyone for being such good, caring parents.  :)

Diet and nutrition / Re: Medical Reasons for Diet
« on: June 27, 2009, 06:32:00 AM »
Immunization recommendations are different in the US Tarlach. They like to give one day old babies vaccines (hep b).  Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines are given at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and I think at least one more time.  I believe in the US by the time a child is 2, they have like 20 vaccines.  I think that's too much for a still developing immune system to handle. 

Believe me, I've thought about this way too much.  It was one of the hardest parenting decisions I've had to make so far (my son is almost 6). Now he's pretty much beyond the age of dangerous complications from vaccine preventable diseases (mainly pertussis, measles, etc.).  He had chicken pox at age 4 (they vaccinate for that here), and it was hardly a problem. 

I do think one of the best things parents can do for small babies is breastfeed.  We pass antibodies through our milk to the babies to help them fight disease.  It's amazing.  Breastfeed as long as possible too, since these benefits only get better as babies turn into toddlers and put everything into their mouths.  I breastfed my son for quite some time, which I really believe helped his health tremendously.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Medical Reasons for Diet
« on: June 26, 2009, 12:02:39 PM »
I cured myself of eczema with the paleo diet.  I also cured myself of obesity and the possibility of diabetes, which was most certainly in my future.

I don't think immunizations have anything to do with this discussion, but I am against them as well.  Shooting our kids full of poison is not the answer for prevention.  Diet and nutrition are 90% of health.  Feed your children well, make sure they get rest and sunshine, breastfeed as long as possible, and they can fight most any disease that comes their way. 

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