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Rant

Alright, fine, I give in. I’m cutting way back on some of the foods I’m eating and basically doing the “Intro” diet for SCD.

I’ve noticed already how the almond flour was giving me problems more so than the almond butter. Then I noticed that even having a bit too much of the almond butter was causing problems. Given that I’m trying to heal myself, I don’t think it’s very smart to constantly be on the verge of causing myself problems. So, I’m cutting out nuts until further notice. This just after I finally found a cheap source of almond butter. Ugh!

I also notice problems with fibrous veggies and fruit. Currently the problem-causers seem to be blueberries and mushrooms. Mushrooms were a hard one to figure out since you can’t really notice if they aren’t being digested. Blueberries were easy, I can see the seeds and skins. Artichoke hearts also seem to show up, but only the rough bits. So I’ll stick to eating the very soft bits of those. Oh and fried eggs aren’t sitting too well. Poached will be the way to go for the next little while.

Basically for the intro diet I will be having lots of broth, meat and yogurt. I will probably only do it for 1 day since it doesn’t usually take much to get my stomach back on track. Then I’ll start adding in easy foods. This would probably be (in order): applesauce, soft-boiled carrots, cheese, spinach, bananas, zucchini (peeled). Then hopefully some avocado, tomatoes, squash, onions, and artichokes. That would bring me back to what I’m currently eating lots of anyway. PecanBread has a good chart outlining how to introduce new foods past the intro diet for those interested.

I’m hoping this helps me heal faster and with less discomfort. Right now I am feeling good for probably 3-4 days, then having a short bout of the big dreaded D. I’ll usually have a day in between of pain, which to me suggests inflammation, or something that needs healing. It’s strange to me that I don’t have pain with D now, this used to be expected. I won’t complain though. Dealing with them separately is much easier.

Ugh, what I would give to be able to eat a salad right now!

Kat

I have been following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet since January 2008 to recover from Celiac disease. As part of the diet, I don't eat grains, sugar or potatoes and prepare all my meals from scratch.

3 Comments

  1. Sorry to hear you’re having problems. Just a qick thought though – I don’t think anyone really digests blueberry seeds.

    By the way. The company that provides the LF dairy products also make an IBS probiotic yogurt which I don’t use since it contains lactose and sugar, but anyway, they motivate their product by studies that apparently show that the IBS Gi tract hypersensitivity is caused by bacterial toxins acting on the system. So that seems to back up the whole SCD (and paleo) concept. 🙂

    Hope you’ll fell better soon!

  2. Yeah I realize seeds and skins aren’t really digested, but blueberry skins/seeds are what shows up when I’m having problems. If I don’t have them for a few days I do better. So I think it’s just a little too rough for now. I bought some 100% blueberry juice though, so I’m still getting some flavour/nutrients.

    That’s a neat find showing that bacterial toxins cause hypersensitivity. I feel like the same thing is happening in my mouth. There’s no ‘disease’ noticeable and very very mild inflammation (again hardly apparent) but I feel irritation and pain. Makes sense that an imbalance in bacteria would cause different toxins to be in the gut. I hope this SCD thing works in the end. I’m not just looking to manage symptoms anymore, I want a cure!

  3. Sounds like such a great day Caralyn! I know how great it is to be able to get out with good friends and enjoy their copanmy. Add some AMAZING looking carrot cake bites and you can’t get any better! I can’t wait to try these, they sound so perfect! They kind of look like donut holes too which is so fun!Look at little Roxy, what a sweetheart! I love how her little tongue is sticking out 🙂 Too cute!Have a great day!

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