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  • in reply to: Vegemite, Marmite, Promite.. Salty Spreads #8087
    SBC037
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    Love Vegemite! Can’t believe I avoided it for so long. It’s definitely one of my favourite ways to get the salt part of the eat for heat equation, particularly at breakfast.

    SBC037
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    @Rob
    Thank you so much for that link to the BBC documentary. Really interesting.

    in reply to: Building the ice cream #7663
    SBC037
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    I mean coconutty. Sorry. Bloody autocorrect!

    in reply to: Building the ice cream #7662
    SBC037
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    I’ve made icecream with coconut cream, mango pulp, different kinds of sweeteners (sugar, palm sugar, maple syrup etc) and citric acid (or lemon juice). The addition of the acid seems to ameliorate the coconut try taste, but the mix does tend to be icy rather than creamy. For better consistency, I’ve used frozen bananas, blended, then mixed in the coconut cream. Hard to get away from the either icy or coconut try-flavour conundrum. Hopefully someone out there has some good suggestions.

    in reply to: Paleo and GAPS experiences please…. #7661
    SBC037
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    I did GAPS for a couple of years with a few major chocolate binges along the way! Some of my digestive issues lessened (chronic diarrhoea), but then I would have major episodes of “die-off” that lasted days & sent me to bed. The symptoms were way worse than the original problem – cramps, pain, body aches, nausea, tremors, flank pain, alternating chills and fever etc etc. I pretended that it helped my anxiety, but I think that was wishful thinking and the loss of a food social life was very stressful. I was convinced it would cure me and was the right thing for my kids, relatives, friends, the whole world. I was terrified to go off it because I thought it was my last hope, but I started getting insomnia and horrible night time heart pounding and sweats. So,in February, I decided that nothing affects my health more than stress and the difficulty of the diet & the symptoms put me in a vicious cycle of stress. The answer to symptoms occurring according to GAPS is to go back to the earlier stages, start again, clear out the toxins etc but I just found I was in a constant state of extreme dietary restriction & felt like every time I had a symptom it was because I wasn’t strict or vigilant enough and that felt bad. Oh, and the food preparation time! My god, I never left the kitchen! I don’t want to rubbish it just because it didn’t work for me, but, well, it didn’t work for me. Started eating the food in Feb and implementing a few RBTI ideas (good, carby breakfast, big lunch, small dinner & watching sugar levels with a refractometer) and that has helped digestion, sleep, anxiety a lot, though I’m way too cautious to claim any miracles! But eating yummy food and sleeping well is really fun.
    Sorry this is such a long post. Seems I needed to get that off my chest.

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