Well, I am continuing to add foods with no further reaction. I tested oatmeal (for lunch) with no problem. I used Irish oatmeal (don't know if I missed the traces of wheat or not).
Also, I am continuing to lose weight, not as rapidly as I first did. I don't feel hungry except before a meal if I wait too long.
Pam, it's good having you on the same diet. We can get ALL the questions answered that way. I forgot my husband had an awards banquet tonight until he came home and said we were going to Ryan's Steak House. Well, the good news is I found salad, baked fish, and I had no reactions.
Robert, I'm glad you explained the need to test foods more rapidly and how to test wheat and the yeasts. Also, I will follow your advice about beef and test it. One more question (probably not the last) - what about supplements-is it time to test them? I only take my hormone replacement and I wonder about my essential oils, Kaolic Garlic, Calcium (the one Walt recommends) and Vitamin C. Probably everyone else is wondering about this too.
Thanks for all the help.
Re: agriculturist adding foods
Posted by Robert McFerran on August 24, 1998 at 23:34:13:
In Reply to: agriculturist adding foods posted by Linda Hynds on August 24, 1998 at 22:33:35:
I wouldn't add any vitamin or mineral supplements for the first month. We are running an experiment with your body and we want to test only one variable at a time (do you think I'm beginning to sound a bit like Dr. Frankenstein??).
Garlic is recommended for Agriculturist types and is powerful in shifting blood plasma pH. EXTREME Agriculturist types generally tend to have higher blood pressure, higher cholesterols with poorer HDL/LDL ratios. 85% of all men in the U.S. are Agriculturists. Given the above I'm not surprised at all of the overwhelming success of garlic supplements products.
At the same time garlic IS DETRIMENTAL for Hunter-Gatherers. Hunter-gatherers should be very wary of ANYTHING that is a 'hot' product in the area of supplements -- since they, metabolically speaking, are in the minority.
I wanted to point this out since certain vitamin and mineral supplements can assist some metabolic types while being detrimental for others. A good example is the calcium/phosphorous found in calcium hydroxyapetite. It is recommended for Hunter-Gatherers (no surprise here since their ancestors ate a carnivorous diet and actually ate bone marrow) and would be detrimental (especially in larger doses) for Agriculturists.
Some folks will find that the addition of the appropriate supplements for their inherited metabolic type might help them feel about 10-20% better. Some folks find that they cannot tolerate supplements at all! I have found some individuals that were spending over a $100 a month on supplements that were making them feel worse?!
By the way, supplemental vitamins and minerals can IN NO WAY replace a good whole foods diet. But I'm sure you already knew that ;)
I've found that the essential oils and vitamin C (the Ester-C form) are generally beneficial for all metabolic types.