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Day Five of Elimination Diet

Posted by Peter Wray (for Linda) on January 26, 1999 at 10:56:00:

I'm at the office Robert (and Linda is at home with our sick three year old), so I'm the typist today.

Linda would like to know what foods she should be introducing starting Thursday.

She said her bowels are still not what she would expect, but understands that that will take some time to rectify. She does feel some discomfort in her left side that feels like bowel problems.

Linda also said that the depression does not seem as bad today.

She also got the results of the barium enema yesterday (actually I spoke to her GP as she had gone out to get more cod and turnip). She had this same test about a year ago and the result was "uncomplicated diverticulosis" [pardon my spelling]. GP referred to it as "diverticulure disease" this time, but said it was the same as the last test.

We're assuming that diverticulosis makes one very vulnerable for LGS (or may be a result of LGS - not sure).

She is going to go ahead with the colonic on Monday. Doesd this mean she should not introduce any new foods on Tuesday?

Thanks

Peter


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Re: Day Five of Elimination Diet

Posted by Robert McFerran on January 26, 1999 at 12:56:26:

In Reply to: Day Five of Elimination Diet posted by Peter Wray (for Linda) on January 26, 1999 at 10:56:00:

Linda,

Wait about 24 hours after each colonic to be sure that your symptom level is not increased. If it is you will have to wait to test. If not you'll be able to move forward with testing.

If I were an EXTREME Agriculturist I would start my testing with a caffeinated drink -- either tea or coffee -- both without anything added.

I would then test a different citrus fruit each morning with breakfast (these help reverse the metabolic 'drift' which is so severe in the morning faster than some of the other foods).

I would test some melon and other vegetables listed in the recommend category for lunch.

I would test chicken breast, and other light colored fish with my evening meal.

I would not test ANY GRAINS, MILK OR MILK PRODUCTS -- especially in the face of her diverticulosis.

Linda, what blood type are you?

Bob


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Re: Day Five of Elimination Diet

Posted by Susan Mierswa on January 26, 1999 at 15:07:44:

In Reply to: Re: Day Five of Elimination Diet posted by Robert McFerran on January 26, 1999 at 12:56:26:

Bob,

I noticed that you said that Linda should never take extra HCL. Is that a recommendation only for agriculturalists? How about for H-G's or mixed? By the way, in the archives it is easy to locate the H-G and agriculturalist diets but where is the mixed?

thanks,

Susan


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Re: Day Five of Elimination Diet

Posted by Robert McFerran on January 26, 1999 at 19:31:52:

In Reply to: Re: Day Five of Elimination Diet posted by Susan Mierswa on January 26, 1999 at 15:07:44:

Susan,

I don't think that extra HCL is appropriate for anyone.

I feel it's unnecessary IF the person is eating in a manner matched to their inherited metabolism. Digestive problems are created when the wrong foods are eaten in tandem rather than not enough available HCL.

As the food moves from the stomach to the small intestines the pancreas must release bicarbonate to reduce acidity so that enzymes can break things down further in preparation for absorbtion. I've always felt that giving excess HCL is asking for problems since there will probably be inadequate bicarbonate production by the pancreas. In other words digestion might be better in the stomach but worse in the small intestine.

Our best bet is to let our system normalize on it's own to regulate these processes.

Bob



Re: Day Five of Elimination Diet

Posted by Linda Irving on January 26, 1999 at 21:35:33:

In Reply to: Re: Day Five of Elimination Diet posted by Robert McFerran on January 26, 1999 at 12:56:26:

Robert,
My blood type is O pos.

When I start to introduce new foods, what should I be looking for? How will I know if I am reacting?

From what I have read and been advised, I certainly won't test any grains, milk or milk products, but could you please explain WHY I shouldn't? And why this is especially the case in the face of diverticulosis?



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Re: Day Five of Elimination Diet

Posted by Robert McFerran on January 27, 1999 at 01:15:59:

In Reply to: Re: Day Five of Elimination Diet posted by Linda Irving on January 26, 1999 at 21:35:33:

Linda,

This is one reason why you have to wait until you 'clear' your symptoms. You need to feel good before you can tell if the addition of a food will make you feel bad.

Reactions usually occur within 4 hours after ingestion. Headache, fatigue, increased pain or swelling are what you should be looking for.

Diverticulosis suggests enteric damage and grains and milk/milk products are at the top of the list for creating enteric damage.

Don't test any of these foods that are problematical for your O blood type :

Wheat
Corn
Kidney Beans
Lentils
Cabbage
Brussel Sprouts
Cauliflower
Mustard Greens
Potato

Bob




Re: Day Five of Elimination Diet

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 28, 1999 at 10:15:55:

In Reply to: Day Five of Elimination Diet posted by Peter Wray (for Linda) on January 26, 1999 at 10:56:00:

Dear Peter,

Be sure the colon therapist knows about the diverticulae. The chances of rupture at those greatly weakened areas are real.

Walt




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