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drinking brewer's yeast

Posted by Denise Wyrick on March 10, 1999 at 18:21:55:

Hi all, Well I was going to muster up my courage and try chick peas at lunch time, then I read the label on the can. I decided against doing that so I needed something for test time so instead I tried a mixture of brewer's yeast in water. Oh yum, it kind of reminded me of beer :-) I didn't have a reaction. I am glad because I had such a hangover from the apple I didn't really want to feel bad again today. Tonight I'm going for cauliflower. BTW I sampled almonds last night, it was a brave move on my part after my snowpea incident...I didn't have a reaction! It surprised me because I thought legumes could spell danger for me. I am making a good dent on adding things back. I was only able to add 2 new foods yesterday because I felt so rotten at dinner time. Today I'm going for 3 and it looks like I am going to make it.

My energy level is getting better everyday. I am not up to speed in doing yoga, my muscles feel weak. When I do yoga is when I am most aware of how hard the first 6 days was on my body.

I had livers again for breakfast. Bob is there anyway I can make them taste better? I had in my head this morning as I was eating them "liver gives me the shivers" Well it wasn't a good thing to be thinking because then I started getting kind of sick thinking about it. I'm going to need some help getting excited about a breakfast of liver, any suggestions folks? So far I have smothered them in olive oil and lots of carrots and parsnips but they still taste like liver to me.

Denise


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Re: drinking brewer's yeast (sounds yummy) plus - finally, a reaction

Posted by Sara on March 10, 1999 at 22:36:01:

In Reply to: drinking brewer's yeast posted by Denise Wyrick on March 10, 1999 at 18:21:55:

Denise,

I'm glad your energy level is getting better. You don't like liver? Send it to me; I LOVE it! Can't get enough! I use lots of olive oil when I prepare mine. I still would prefer to have onions with it, but haven't tested them yet, and even if they do test out okay, they're an avoid on the H-G diet :-(

I drank baker's yeast last night - it smelled great but didn't taste that good. Didn't react to it though. However, tonight for dinner I decided to test decaf. coffee. About 45 minutes later, I felt a slight buzz. I figured it was just from the caffeine (since decaf does have SOME), but then in another 30 minutes I was feeling spacey, and that's when the headache started. It intensified over the next 30 minutes to being fairly nasty - pain behind the eyes, across my forehead, and at the temples. I also felt pressure in my sinuses. It felt a little better after an hour of meditation (only the headache remained, but it wasn't as intense), but the headache didn't completely go away until I ate a few pear slices with almond butter at 10:00.

So Bob, was that a reaction? I really thought it was a little strange that it all went away so quickly when I ate the pear slices & almond butter.

Sara


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Re: drinking brewer's yeast (sounds yummy) plus - finally, a reaction

Posted by Robert McFerran on March 10, 1999 at 23:44:46:

In Reply to: Re: drinking brewer's yeast (sounds yummy) plus - finally, a reaction posted by Sara on March 10, 1999 at 22:36:01:

Sara,

Congratulation on your hyper-acute response!

What I refer to as a hyper-acute response, sensitivity, allergy, etc. can be caused by any one of a number of different mechanisms. The result is the same though -- you have a brief, but intense, loss of your well being.

As you know coffee is metabolically inappropriate for H-G's. Your reaction was no doubt due to a true sensitivity to one of the proteins in the coffee AND the fact that the caffeine shoved your metabolism in the wrong direction. The pear slices and the almond butter MIGHT have assisted in at least moving it back toward your optimal.

I say 'might' since the nature of most hyper-acute responses are relatively short lived anyway.

Bob


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Re: drinking brewer's yeast

Posted by Robert McFerran on March 10, 1999 at 23:49:11:

In Reply to: drinking brewer's yeast posted by Denise Wyrick on March 10, 1999 at 18:21:55:

Denise,

Just wanted to give you a heads up on the almonds not being a legume. Peanuts and cashews fall into that category and would have a pretty good probability of causing a reaction.

I had chicken livers today. I sautee them in olive oil and removed them from the pan, then chop up and sautee two carrots. I had an egg too. Salt to taste and I was a happy camper.

I guess it's an acquired taste.

Bob


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Bob, are black beans a legume?

Posted by Denise Wyrick on March 11, 1999 at 08:42:54:

In Reply to: Re: drinking brewer's yeast posted by Robert McFerran on March 10, 1999 at 23:49:11:

Hi again, I suppose I am becoming legume phobic? I am working my way through the core group and am planning on some other things to test.. so just trying to think about what to try next.

I'm going to keep trying on learning to enjoy the liver. I wish that I could eat an egg with my breakfast, it seems like that would make it more normal. I am going to save testing egg (for the second time) having the data that I now have under my belt. Thanks for all your help!
Denise




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hyper-acute response vs. long lingering response

Posted by Denise Wyrick on March 11, 1999 at 08:51:52:

In Reply to: Re: drinking brewer's yeast (sounds yummy) plus - finally, a reaction posted by Robert McFerran on March 10, 1999 at 23:44:46:

Morning again,

Sara sorry to hear about your headache but at least now you know what a "reaction" is eh? Glad that you were able to shake it so quickly.

Bob, my reaction to 1/4 of a piece of apple was a mild but malingering headache from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. I am wondering if I am getting confused. I have not been a head ache sort of person so I have felt the headaches were an indication of a food allergy. That was my reaction to the egg also.... Any thoughts appreciated. Many thanks,
Denise


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Re: Bob, are black beans a legume?

Posted by Robert McFerran on March 11, 1999 at 12:11:19:

In Reply to: Bob, are black beans a legume? posted by Denise Wyrick on March 11, 1999 at 08:42:54:

Hi Denise,

Yes black beans are legumes. Unless you really ate them and LOVED them several times a week I doubt that you will have much problem with them.

The legumes that got me were peanuts -- but I probably had peanut butter through sandwiches or peanut butter cups or mixed nuts routinely though much of my life.

Bob



Re: hyper-acute response vs. long lingering response

Posted by Robert McFerran on March 11, 1999 at 12:14:41:

In Reply to: hyper-acute response vs. long lingering response posted by Denise Wyrick on March 11, 1999 at 08:51:52:

Denise,

It was a reaction. If your headache lasted several DAYS I would worry that it was something else.

A STRONG reaction for someone with arthritis can produce joint swelling that might take a couple of days to subside. You can see where this would be the case when inflammation gets trapped in peripheral joints and is difficult to resolve.

Bob



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