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Josh-D. S. Davis

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GASP: Wheat
Josh 201604 KWP
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Things that I took for granted, but aparently, there are a good number of people who don't know:

Rice is NOT made of wheat. Rice is a grain grown in flooded bogs known as Rice Paddies. Wheat is a grain that grows on dry land and looks like prairie grass.

Flour, when otherwise unqualified, is made of wheat. Other flours are qualified by the type of grain from which they are made (Oat Flour, etc).

White bread is made of wheat. "Wheat bread" is known as "whole wheat" and contains some of the bran, which is the dark, outer coating of the grains of wheat.

"Buckwheat" is actually not a grain, rather it is a member of the Rhubarb family and contains no gluten.

Spelt is another grain which is genetically very similar to wheat, and is described as an ancient (eg not hybridized/genetically altered) form of German wheat. Spelt's claim to fame is that it is generally 1:1 substitute for standard wheat and whole wheat flours, but for many people does not trigger wheat allergies.

Wheat allergies are some of the most common, but generally we don't test ourselves or our children for allergies anymore. Sometimes it's an allergy to the gluten and sometimes it's to the wheat itself.

Most people are allergic to something which they eat regularly but don't know because they've never tried testing themselves. Food allergies cause loss of energy, moodiness, poor immune response, autoimmune responses, etc. Most people just chalk these up to genetics, luck, or environment when it could be something in all of these that could be altered just by testing yourself by excluding different sets of foods.

Some of the hardest things for a body to digest are processed foods. Processed foods are high in simple carbohydrates and fats, and low in fiber, vitamins, etc.

"Grains" are not vegetables, they are seeds. You cannot subsist on grains and other carbohydrates alone unless you are very lucky, or young.

An active adult requires only 5-8 ounces of lean meat (pre-cooked weight) per day.

(Ended abruptly due to trek to east Tejas.)
(Edited 2003-09-18 for spelling and style.)
MWNaturalFoods has lots of good info about other types of flour</a>
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The first line. Aparently several people have been confused by "can't eat wheat but can eat rice" because they didn't know rice wasn't wheat-pasta pellets.

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Oh, hey, do you want your Ender's Game back? If not, does Jennay want it?

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Well, dad had a wheat allergy as a kid. I know you eat alot of pasta (processed food, no fiber, poor nutrients, made of wheat) and beef (bad fats even in lean meat, too much protein).

I know you don't like fish so much, but pork seems to be better for me anyway, so you might want to try switching to that for a few weeks and see if it has any effect.

As for pasta, whole foods has corn pasta which cooks like regular pasta and tastes really good.

Also, I know you're painfully short on veggies because they're either slimey, or just not tasty, but you might want to try finding new ways to cook different veggies... Squash and zuchini... sliced thin, sprinkled with salt and spices, misted with oil, and baked until slightly crispy... MMmm. It's not anything like regular squash... It's even just faintly sweet.

You might try a week or two without dairy.... and maybe a week or two with only organic foods (eg, don't eat hormones, pesticides, fertilizers and antibiotics with your food).

The biggest thing with experimenting is making sure you find a way to make it tasty and fun because otherwise it's just not worth the effort.

ok i will ask, what spawned this :)

Aparently several people have been confused by "can't eat wheat but can eat rice" because they didn't know rice wasn't wheat-pasta pellets.

Oh I believe it!

Sometimes when you get "puffy" after eating, thats definitely allergies. I need to go get allergy testing cause I know I am allergic to some things I eat but not sure what.

It's amazing when you eliminate some foods how much thinner you get and you drop the pounds. I mostly attribute it to allergies.

Anyway, I would get allergy testing but right now I've exceeded the amount of times I can go to a doctor. If I can find a cheap place then I'll definitely go

thanks for the info :)

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Yah, there's a special anti-fungal diet which is basically, anything that yeast can eat, you avoid, and anything you might be allergic to, avoid... so alot of fruits and carbohydrates are out...

Erica has been on that diet and she said it's painfully restrictive.

Here's a really good resource for info on it:
http://www.allergydiets.com/candida_main_links_page.asp

Basically though, many seemingly unrelated conditions have shown promise with candida diets... including, of all things, autism and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Yah, there's a special anti-fungal diet which is basically, anything that yeast can eat, you avoid, and anything you might be allergic to, avoid... so alot of fruits and carbohydrates are out...

Erica has been on that diet and she said it's painfully restrictive.


Re: Weight loss
And even if not directly allergies, it's ability to process those foods, which is I guess the same thing as an allergy.

Well, the biggest allergies are dairy, wheat gluten and beef fat. Since you don't eat beef you could try sticking with rice and no milk-cheese for a month and see.

I find that when I eat lots of fiber-filled foods I feel better... Like Wendy's has this chicken-BLT salad... MMMmmmm! Must have one now!!!

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And "Wild Rice" is very fibery. When we were kids, "fiber" was "roughage" :)


the hard part for many is not only recognizing the allergy (be it diagnosed by self or someone else) but then actually NOT comsuming those things.

Ok, well, it's hard for *me*. :)

Why do the bad things taste so damn good?? :) Sometimes I pour salt over food I don't want to eat (like when eating out) so I won't like it. Grrrr.

*nod* I mean, Milk is kinda odd now that I don't drink it much. I can tell when I've had it, but really, the things that slow me down are beef fat, refined wheat and refined sugar. It's SOOO easy to fall back into the pattern of eating them. I mean, how hard is it to order a burger and NOT eat the bun. Or order a dish and not eat the pasta with it. EEK.



Very good of you to post this. I kept meaning to get food allergy tests done, but that will have to wait until I have a job and a health insurance plan again.

Wow, great information! Thanks! But what was that about requiring meat?

Replace "meat" with "meat or proteinous meat equivalent", but a full-on veggetarian wouldn't be eating proteinous meat equivalents as theit primary source of protein... :)

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