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Diet and nutrition / Re: Breast cancer
« Last post by rentawitch on October 18, 2018, 08:39:04 PM »
Thank you. That is very helpful :)
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Diet and nutrition / Aren't you glad you used Dial?
« Last post by EwGaChucka on October 18, 2018, 06:50:05 AM »
Howdy peeps,

Does anyone else find that recipes that are coconut flour driven taste like a mouthful of soap? I found out I'm not alone via google....apparently there is very good reason that I'm practically blowing bubbles when eating the occasional baked treat. Just wondered if anyone else experiences this...what say y'all?

:)
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Diet and nutrition / Re: Please help me to come up with Paleo Meals ideas
« Last post by EwGaChucka on October 18, 2018, 06:46:35 AM »
Coleslaw (with compliant mayo), Sweet potato fries (cooked in healthy oil), Sides that don't include smoked meat, Salads (with compliant dressings). Good luck with your local ventures! :)
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Introductions / Checking in
« Last post by EwGaChucka on October 18, 2018, 06:05:56 AM »
Hiya Peeps!

Four years Paleo/Primal and going strong. Glad to find a community board of like minds, but really curious as to the low activity on most of the threads? Kids like us have so much to talk about, and if you're anything like me, most around you in real life scratch their heads or scoff at our choices. This is a beautifully set up board (kudos to the creator), and the perfect setting to be buzzing with posts. I hope to add to the 'action'....could be tons o' fun!

Cheers EwGa :)
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Donglailly, are you consuming large amounts of nuts, especially raw? Nuts can contain off the chart phytic acid levels (inflammatory) which can irritate the heck out of the colon = gas. Try roasted or soaking methods....worked for me. Also, are you doing any dairy? (another inflammatory). Unfortunately for some Paleo peeps even the 'good stuff' can be a pain when we're GI sensitive.

Rawcus, Warren is correct. Frequent BMs aren't necessary, but understand your frustration. The Paleo bowel is by nature a slower moving beast....and for good reason. Frequent BMs may deplete nutrient adsorption along with a host of other probs. I had the same feelings as you in the beginning, but given time it became 'normal' and your body & mind adjust. If you still want to go forth with frequent BMs get psyllium husk or flaxseed into your diet....usually works like a charm. :)
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Diet and nutrition / Re: Breast cancer
« Last post by EwGaChucka on October 18, 2018, 05:39:53 AM »
Morning Rentawitch (love the s/n)

No I didn't mention it to the hospital staff. As I said earlier I wasn't Paleo for a 1.5 year out of treatment. What I can tell you is this. My MO (medical oncologist) said "don't be going on a crazy diet"....this after not saying a word about my trying vegetarian, vegan, calorie reduction, no exercise plans. My Surgeon didn't even blink, nor comment. My PCP was all for it, said "this is the way we were meant to eat". I was also seeing a GI specialist because I'd developed ulcerative colitis after chemo & rads. Within a month of going Paleo he said the following "whatever you're doing, keep doing it". My ulcerative colitis hasn't shown it's ugly face since I switched up to Paleo (4 years now)....remission? cured? No clue, but it works for me.  I find the reaction from the medical community mixed. For the most part I find they make a helluva lot of assumption without actually knowing the facts....like we're all eating sides of bbq beef for breakfast. A friend of mine has an oncologist that is Paleo....so hopefully viewpoints are changing. End of the day, my bloodwork has been termed 'perfect' now, tummy is great, energy huge and muscle mass increased, which is the proof in the pudding for me.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Breast cancer
« Last post by rentawitch on October 15, 2018, 06:53:48 PM »
Hi no chemo for me. Still waiting for histology to see if lymph nodes affected. Operation plus radiology plus oestrogen suppression thereafter probably. Ty for replying. Did hospital comment on diet or didnt you tell them?
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Diet and nutrition / Re: Breast cancer
« Last post by EwGaChucka on October 15, 2018, 12:18:09 PM »
Hi Rentawitch,,

Assuming that you're in treatment presently, I first want to say I'm sorry that you've been diagnosed and find yourself in these shoes. I wish I'd found Paleo before, but unfortunately I was approx. 1 1/2 years out when I made the switch. I was ER+ PR- Her2- (actually almost Triple Neg), with a 5 mm tumour, no nodes+.  I was given the same party line as you were and managed to pack on a whopping 25 lbs during chemo and rads.  One prescription for tamoxifen later and the weight was stuck to me with crazy glue. I'd been suffering some long term SEs after treatment and recovery was slow (energy & strength)Paleo changed all that. I couldn't believe how much better I felt in a very short time. I'm not sure if you're aware of the fasting and chemo technique to offset chemo SEs, but apparently it's pretty effective. I think the diet is worth a shot also.

Sorry I can't be of any help but just wanted to chime in with my 2 cents. Wishing you a smooth ride in treatment and a speedy recovery. You got this!
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Lake Havasu AZ
« Last post by Warren Dew on October 15, 2018, 10:13:30 AM »
Welcome back!
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Introductions / Re: Hello all
« Last post by Warren Dew on October 15, 2018, 10:12:24 AM »
Date sugar, if it's sugar extracted from dates like it sounds like, is not paleo.  Dates and almonds are paleo, but whether you want to include them depends on what your goal is for going paleo.  If you want to reduce fat, they're better to leave out, focusing on meat and green vegetables instead.
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