lindseyriddle

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  1. lindseyriddle

    Celiac + nut cravings

    What is the salmon pattie recipe? I'd love to see that! What other kinds of fish are you thinking of? Growing up in Alaska, I ate largely salmon, halibut, and crab -- are you talking other crustaceans? I have been dying to try bone broth -- living in Oklahoma now, finding ingredients shouldn't be too difficult! However beef is a big irritator to my gut, so I wonder how the actual product would react once I consume it? I know bone broth is highly recommended for healing gut imbalances...just wondering if the fact that I'm so reactive to beef would make any difference? Truthfully, I do best when I'm consuming very little animal protein. This has been determined after two years of trial and error. I always add in animal protein because I do want to include it -- however, my body responds too strongly in many cases to enjoy it. (Salmon is the exception.) But, beans are also very pro-inflammatory for me. So I feel stuck in quite the pickle. I've thought about incorporating whey, but my MD highly recommends that I don't and I trust her judgment. (I'm also highly sensitive to dairy.) Grains create a lot of discomfort as well, so rice protein powders are out per MDs suggestion and my own experimentation. I'm thinking of adding in pea protein? Or hemp? Not sure which would be least offensive.
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    Celiac + nut cravings

    Oh good! I've been enjoying wild-caught salmon daily. Good to know about the difference between oil vs. lotion. I love any excuse to take a bath, but also enjoy moisturizing. My skin is prone to dryness due to years of poor nutrient absorption (I'd imagine).
  3. lindseyriddle

    Celiac + nut cravings

    Hi, Thanks for your feedback. I was recently tested for vitamin D and, not surprisingly, my levels were extremely low. I've incorporated a supplement with my MDs help, but recently ran out. (Good reminder to get more.) Regarding the magnesium lotions, I was recently given this magnesium spray that irritated my skin pretty severely. I imagine the lotion would do the same. I'm going to try the epsom salt baths this week. More often than not, we soak and dehydrate our nuts; however, I haven't been as strict about this throughout my Whole 30 days. I typically eat them if I find myself in an emergency situation, which I'm working to avoid during my remaining Whole 30. My gut is still in the healing phase and I have a list of 60+ food sensitivities in the meantime. I'm slowly able to add more and more foods on that list back in as I continue to heal my gut; however, certain proteins have been completely off limits. So, I am making the connection that not enough protein could be a factor in these intense nut cravings, too. For example, beef, chicken, duck, pork -- all of these are off limits. And I'm a little afraid of eggs after reading the auto-immune protocol. Sardines and salmon and sea bass don't sound very appealing in the morning.
  4. lindseyriddle

    Do I need to start over???

    It was the Whole Foods brand -- vanilla, apparently. Here is a link: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/products/organic-almondmilk-vanilla-0
  5. lindseyriddle

    Celiac + nut cravings

    Do you eat this combination while undergoing a Whole 30? Aren't those food combinations that are associated with good memories the hardest to not crave? Thanks for the recommendations -- I'm definitely intrigued by this concept.
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    Do I need to start over???

    No carrageenan in this brand, thankfully. Regardless, I've decided to extend the elimination for 5 extra days. On another note, my body responded very strongly -- more so than usual. I immediately became itchy all over, had a headache, and felt light-headed.
  7. lindseyriddle

    Constipation - Please help!

    I have never had good luck with psyllium husk and neither have my clients -- from my understanding, the longer you use it, the more likely it is to contribute to constipation. I've only had success with it relieving the problem for the short-term.
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    Do I need to start over???

    The same thing happened to me today! I had an obligatory meeting at a juice bar and ordered a smoothie that appeared great -- I even reduced the fruit and asked for extra coconut and avocado. Because it was a health-conscious place, I assumed the almond milk to be unsweetened because it was a brand I'm familiar with. Alas, it was vanilla and the second ingredient was evaporated cane juice. I am on day 5 and don't want to start over. Does this constitute a re-start? Thanks for your feedback.
  9. lindseyriddle

    Constipation - Please help!

    Throughout the process of healing my gut after celiac diagnosis, I've struggled with constipation on and off for a while. During the first week of my whole 30, I noticed an increase in bloating, gas, and a few days of constipation. Every time I eat raw veggies -- especially kale, cauliflower, etc. -- the symptoms return and I'm blocked for a few days. So definitely try the cooked veggie route. Although, massaged kale salads work well and seem to help me stay moving. Cacao has helped me, too. Seeing that it's high in magnesium, this makes sense to me. Also, daily consumption of avocado (also higher in magnesium) has helped. Nuts and seeds have been tricky and contributed to some awful constipation symptoms recently -- I cut them out for about a week and noticed an improvement. Now, I'm having 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of cashews // macadamias per day and am fine with that. Seeds don't work right now. Every so often when I can't take it anymore and want to speed up the process, I try this supplement at night and feel relief the next mornng: http://www.bluebonnetnutrition.com/product/117/Albion%AE_Chelated_Magnesium_200_mg_Vcaps It was recommended to me by my integrative MD. Good luck!
  10. lindseyriddle

    Celiac + nut cravings

    These are all great tips -- thank you for sharing. I crave plain raw unsalted nuts (mainly cashews and macadamias) -- I especially crave them with raisins, which I believe to be a result of a sugar habit. While I don't consume a lot of sugar even when I'm not adhering to food protocols, I still find myself reaching for this snack when I want a little something sweet. Great thoughts about the magnesium component -- do you have any magnesium lotions you recommend?
  11. Hello! I've just started the Whole 30. I'm noticing strong cravings for nuts, but also a bit of digestive distress when I eat them. I also know that digestive distress is a common side effect at the beginning of the program. The obvious answer is to just not eat them, but the cravings are very intense. I read in It Starts With Food that the physical shape of nuts can be problematic for those with digestive imbalances. I'm wondering if anyone has had a similar experience with nuts + digestive distress, and also would appreciate any suggestions. I add a healthy amount of fat into each meal and am wondering if the craving stems from not enough protein. I worry about adding in eggs because of what I read in the auto-immune protocol section of ISWF. Thank you in advance. Update: I didn't specifically mention that I am a newly diagnosed celiac and have a very sensitive, often cranky gut.