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  • If you follow a FODMAPS guide it suggests cutting all seasonings accept for salt and pepper in the beginning. I decided to go 2 weeks just to make sure I have killed off all the bugs that feed on fructose. Once you kill off the bad bacteria in the large intestines (by starving them of fructose) then you can begin to very slowly reintroduce things back in. But slowly means one single thing every few days. I will start with the things on the FODMAPS friendly chart.

    Are you allergic/sensitive to all fish? what happens if you eat it?

    my diet consists of this:
    roast
    ground beef patty
    home canned tuna
    eggs
    chicken
    salmon
    shrimp
    pork
    pork rinds for snacks
    bacon

    Any type of protein from animals is fine. If you have access to a butcher shop you can probably get game birds and things too.

    I'm on day 5 and doing good. I over did it on ground pork for dinner last night and I don't have a gall bladder - so I had some issues with that. Good to know I need to avoid the high fat things.

    Good luck on the zero carb experiment! We have an N=2 going here!
    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
    2. Eat to heal
    3. Move to live
    4. Embrace today
    5. Live with intention
    6. Respect my body
    7. Cultivate joy
    8. Find my passion
    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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    • Originally posted by tomi View Post
      If you follow a FODMAPS guide it suggests cutting all seasonings accept for salt and pepper in the beginning. I decided to go 2 weeks just to make sure I have killed off all the bugs that feed on fructose. Once you kill off the bad bacteria in the large intestines (by starving them of fructose) then you can begin to very slowly reintroduce things back in. But slowly means one single thing every few days. I will start with the things on the FODMAPS friendly chart.

      Are you allergic/sensitive to all fish? what happens if you eat it?


      my diet consists of this:
      roast
      ground beef patty
      home canned tuna
      eggs
      chicken
      salmon
      shrimp
      pork
      pork rinds for snacks
      bacon

      Any type of protein from animals is fine. If you have access to a butcher shop you can probably get game birds and things too.

      I'm on day 5 and doing good. I over did it on ground pork for dinner last night and I don't have a gall bladder - so I had some issues with that. Good to know I need to avoid the high fat things.

      Good luck on the zero carb experiment! We have an N=2 going here!


      I need to find a clearer FODMAP .... some of the text on the one I downloaded is so tiny I missed the seasonings on it completely. I've just never cared for fish that much ... allergic to tuna (reactions to that included bloating, not being able to breathe clearly, itchiness) and also allergic to scallops, clams and oysters, but I have never eaten any of them ever ... so no idea how they would affect me.
      I like salmon, but it was always fried (salmon patty thing). I haven't tried any in years, got really sick once after eating some of the canned plain (although it was the good stuff).

      I do have some venison left in the freezer, but I haven't gotten any quail in a long time. Love them, but there are virtually none where I hunt and they are too pricey to buy around here.
      I don't have a gall bladder any more either, lost that in 99. I take digestive enzymes and probiotics and they help, but I think that this elimination process is what I have needed to do.

      Heading for the store tomorrow, so I can pick up some meat and more eggs. Wiped out 8 today, and I haven't had dinner yet. I have felt tired and draggy all day, but that's how it's been for me lately. I am hoping my energy levels will come up fast with this.
      Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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      • Make sure you're taking a good quality Omega 3 right now too. Eggs are high in Omega 6, as is commercial raised chicken and beef (corn fed). I bought a bottle of Carlson liquid fish oil. Its SPENDY - but you only take a teaspoon per day.

        I love that you hunt! That's pretty awesome, and nothing is better than free food! I really want to find a source of Wild Boar. That is GOOD meat!

        I use this chart. I've heard some have 3 catagories - but I think this one is good.
        http://www.ibsgroup.org/brochures/fo...tolerances.pdf
        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
        2. Eat to heal
        3. Move to live
        4. Embrace today
        5. Live with intention
        6. Respect my body
        7. Cultivate joy
        8. Find my passion
        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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        • Originally posted by tomi View Post
          Make sure you're taking a good quality Omega 3 right now too. Eggs are high in Omega 6, as is commercial raised chicken and beef (corn fed). I bought a bottle of Carlson liquid fish oil. Its SPENDY - but you only take a teaspoon per day.

          I love that you hunt! That's pretty awesome, and nothing is better than free food! I really want to find a source of Wild Boar. That is GOOD meat!

          I use this chart. I've heard some have 3 catagories - but I think this one is good.
          http://www.ibsgroup.org/brochures/fo...tolerances.pdf
          I use SuperOmega3 in the lemon flavor from Stronger Faster Healthier : SFH.com
          We've got some wild hog in the freezer, but it's not my favorite thing to eat, I prefer javelina ... but I don't have any javelina on my land here. The wild hogs are around though. I may drag some of that boar out of the freezer and see what I can do to it.

          So far I am feeling pretty good, I have actually slept better the past tow nights than I have in a long time.
          Made up some burger patties yesterday, boiled two dozen eggs ... made some old style deviled eggs today. No mayo .... grated up the eggs (white and yolk) added sea salt and coarse ground pepper, a little coconut oil and vinegar. My grandmother used to always make her regular deviled eggs with a little vinegar instead mayo, so perhaps that is an acquired taste from my childhood.

          Thank you for the chart - appreciate it !
          Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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          • I think the pig/boar is best when slow cooked. We put ours in the deep pit and cooked it for 12 hours. Probably should have taken it out at 10, but it was still really good.

            How much land do you have? We live on a 1/2 acre in the middle of town - except we are surrounded by 12 acres of park land - 10 of which is undeveloped forest and runs along the river. We get the occassional deer in our yard - but in the city they frown upon hunting I do like to fish - well let me clarify - I like to CATCH fish - on those off days when you don't catch anything I would rather be doing something else.

            I have noticed that since going zero carb I have been sleeping better also. Nice plus. I'm in ketosis according to the ketostix that used yesterday. Gut is still happy and no bathroom issues!
            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
            2. Eat to heal
            3. Move to live
            4. Embrace today
            5. Live with intention
            6. Respect my body
            7. Cultivate joy
            8. Find my passion
            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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            • Originally posted by tomi View Post
              I think the pig/boar is best when slow cooked. We put ours in the deep pit and cooked it for 12 hours. Probably should have taken it out at 10, but it was still really good.

              How much land do you have? We live on a 1/2 acre in the middle of town - except we are surrounded by 12 acres of park land - 10 of which is undeveloped forest and runs along the river. We get the occassional deer in our yard - but in the city they frown upon hunting I do like to fish - well let me clarify - I like to CATCH fish - on those off days when you don't catch anything I would rather be doing something else.

              I have noticed that since going zero carb I have been sleeping better also. Nice plus. I'm in ketosis according to the ketostix that used yesterday. Gut is still happy and no bathroom issues!
              I've never cooked them in a pit, but I would love to give that a try ! I live in town, but I have 40 acres about 10 minutes away from me. There's a little creek that runs at the back of the property and plenty of deer there. I have a tank there, used to have it stocked with catfish and some bass, but the drought wiped it out a few years ago - lost all of my fish. When the rains finally came, I restocked with catfish, minnows, perch .... and in a years time, it was bone dry again.
              I had a water well there at one time, but it was not drilled deep enough and when the motor on the pump gave out, I didn't have the cash to replace it or have it dug deeper ... so I wasn't able to keep the tank (pond) filled during the drought.
              It has plenty of water in it now, but I am waiting it out on restocking until I can see about getting another well dug and hopefully go with a windmill instead of having electricity set up again.

              I need to get some ketostix so I can check this ! I am still having a few issues with running to the bathroom, but the bloated feeling is gone, gone, gone !
              Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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              • Interesting that Mark has blogged about the zero carbs ... Have to say, I love my veggies and I will go back to them soon, but this venture into eliminating everything but meat, eggs, fish is the best way for me to narrow down what was making my gut crazy. I have slept better in the past few days than I have in a long, long time.
                It's more and more obvious to me that I have to stick with the FODMAPS once I have completed my two weeks on the zero ... and I would not have been able to distinguish between all of the foods and reactions if I didn't take a more drastic approach.
                Sleeping deep and restful, waking up between 7 and 8 am without the alarm, feeling more and more energetic ... yeah, that's a hella lot better than tossing, turning, dragging out of bed at 9 or later (and only because the dog was driving me crazy to take her for a walk) dragging around all day with zero energy and collapsing in the recliner mid to late afternoon, feeling bloated and running to the bathroom non-stop ...

                Started the day with a little bacon and 3 eggs, plain black coffee ......
                Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                • Sounds you've also found you're culprit! I'm 8 days in on the zero carb and I'm pretty much convinced that Fructose Malabsorption has been my problem for all these years. Today I had a very normal (although very small) BM - and I haven't had a tummy ache since day 2 of my experiment. I am a happy camper!

                  I have a co-worker who has been suffering from IBS and chronic hemorrhoids for years - I'm going to talk to her about this too. Hopefully she will find some relief from her misery. She is 72 years old and still working, but is always sick. Why don't doctors know about this?

                  Can you hunt on your 40 acres? Are you planning to build a house there some day?
                  1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                  2. Eat to heal
                  3. Move to live
                  4. Embrace today
                  5. Live with intention
                  6. Respect my body
                  7. Cultivate joy
                  8. Find my passion
                  9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                  • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                    Sounds you've also found you're culprit! I'm 8 days in on the zero carb and I'm pretty much convinced that Fructose Malabsorption has been my problem for all these years. Today I had a very normal (although very small) BM - and I haven't had a tummy ache since day 2 of my experiment. I am a happy camper!

                    I have a co-worker who has been suffering from IBS and chronic hemorrhoids for years - I'm going to talk to her about this too. Hopefully she will find some relief from her misery. She is 72 years old and still working, but is always sick. Why don't doctors know about this?

                    Can you hunt on your 40 acres? Are you planning to build a house there some day?
                    So strange .... I answered this earlier today, but it's not here !
                    None of the doctors I have seen (including one who is Paleo, another who is veg, but totally supports me eating paleo) ever mentioned Fructose Malabsorption, despite my complaints about the chronic diarrhea. Everyone seemed to believe that all of that would stop when I got away from the gluten, dairy, sugar, processed things, allergen foods .... moving into year 3 and still dealing with it. Of course they also told me that the extra pounds would just fall off once I got away from the grains and processed foods ....hhhmmmm... they were very wrong about that too !
                    It's crazy that not one of them ever thought about the Fructose Malabsorption !

                    I do hunt out there !
                    I considered building out there for a while, before I moved into the house I have now. But there were several considerations that kept me from taking that step. A big part is I want to keep the land as close to the way it was when I was growing up and I like having a place to go to ... sorta my little get away spot where I can go and watch the animals, hunt, walk, etc.
                    Another factor is the water out there is not exactly palatable. Oil out there, so the water well would have to be very, very deep to get to some that didn't taste or smell like sulphur - and that would be costly. I don't electricity out there, although at one point on the property there is a high line that comes through (another not so likable thing for me, but there was nothing I could do about it !)
                    I love to go out there and do absolutely nothing ... great place to clear my head.
                    Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                    • Sounds like my doctors too. I have had many different doctors look at me inside and out! No one ever mentioned it could be fructose. The closest was when my current doctor said, "IBS is all dietary, call me if you want to make an appointment to discuss that". But honestly, I don't think any of them know about it - at least not any I've seen. I suppose there are doctors out there who are willing to look for the cause and do their homework - but most doctors, if trained in the conventional method of university based med school, have been trained to TREAT through medical intervention. The pharmaceutical companies control the medical schools, in my opinion. Since they don't have a pill to "fix" IBS they don't have an answer. I also believe IBS is a catch-all diagnosis meaning........ I have no idea what is wrong you.

                      Yesterday I was reading that some people have found relief by taking glucose tablets when they eat something containing fructose. They don't understand the mechanism, but say there is something in the glucose that helps facilitate the absorption of the fructose in the small intestine where it is supposed to be absorbed. So - that is something to keep in mind for future use. Perhaps the glucose activates more of the enzyme needed to taxi the fructose across the membrane? Or maybe the fructose just piggy-backs with the glucose? Either way - I'm going to try that as some point. If taking a glucose pill with my roasted veggies will help then I will do it.

                      Day 9 and doing good! My bowels are happier than they've been in a very long time! Things are moving - not everyday, but enough that I'm not feeling constipated.

                      Your property sounds wonderful! 40 acres of private sanctuary! Lovely!!!!
                      1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                      2. Eat to heal
                      3. Move to live
                      4. Embrace today
                      5. Live with intention
                      6. Respect my body
                      7. Cultivate joy
                      8. Find my passion
                      9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                      • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                        Sounds like my doctors too. I have had many different doctors look at me inside and out! No one ever mentioned it could be fructose. The closest was when my current doctor said, "IBS is all dietary, call me if you want to make an appointment to discuss that". But honestly, I don't think any of them know about it - at least not any I've seen. I suppose there are doctors out there who are willing to look for the cause and do their homework - but most doctors, if trained in the conventional method of university based med school, have been trained to TREAT through medical intervention. The pharmaceutical companies control the medical schools, in my opinion. Since they don't have a pill to "fix" IBS they don't have an answer. I also believe IBS is a catch-all diagnosis meaning........ I have no idea what is wrong you.

                        Yesterday I was reading that some people have found relief by taking glucose tablets when they eat something containing fructose. They don't understand the mechanism, but say there is something in the glucose that helps facilitate the absorption of the fructose in the small intestine where it is supposed to be absorbed. So - that is something to keep in mind for future use. Perhaps the glucose activates more of the enzyme needed to taxi the fructose across the membrane? Or maybe the fructose just piggy-backs with the glucose? Either way - I'm going to try that as some point. If taking a glucose pill with my roasted veggies will help then I will do it.

                        Day 9 and doing good! My bowels are happier than they've been in a very long time! Things are moving - not everyday, but enough that I'm not feeling constipated.

                        Your property sounds wonderful! 40 acres of private sanctuary! Lovely!!!!
                        Day 5 for me and feeling pretty good ! Deeper sleep and still waking up refreshed - such an amazing change of pace for me !
                        I haven't read about the glucose tablets yet, that could be a good thing if it works !!!
                        I was sitting in the recliner earlier, had my feet up, thinking I was going to take a nap ..... didn't nap, but I did notice that my ankles are skinnier than ever ! Now if that works as well with my thighs, I am gonna be one happy girl !
                        Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                        • I hear ya ! If the skinny can transfer from the ankles all the way up and the wrists all the way up - and somehow meet at my belly button! WOO HOO ---- I'll be singing a happy tune! I'm noticing major changes all over doing the Barre3 only 10-30 minutes 5 days a week. It is a great body sculptor. I still have 19 days to see the results on the scale for my whole 30. I'll be biting my fingernails that morning!
                          1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                          2. Eat to heal
                          3. Move to live
                          4. Embrace today
                          5. Live with intention
                          6. Respect my body
                          7. Cultivate joy
                          8. Find my passion
                          9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                          • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                            I hear ya ! If the skinny can transfer from the ankles all the way up and the wrists all the way up - and somehow meet at my belly button! WOO HOO ---- I'll be singing a happy tune! I'm noticing major changes all over doing the Barre3 only 10-30 minutes 5 days a week. It is a great body sculptor. I still have 19 days to see the results on the scale for my whole 30. I'll be biting my fingernails that morning!
                            Calves are looking better today, although they will never be "small" .... built them up with a LOT of plates on the leg press sled and seated and standing calf raises .... but they are looking good. Come on thighs ! LOL
                            I miss my old-school gym workouts, but the $ is just not there for it right now, so I'm doing my DDPYoga and I recently got a couple of weighted hoops, so I have some alternatives. Trying to get back to walking again, but my motivation for that is at zero level during the summer. Even at night it's too hot and the humidity will kick you in the behind.
                            Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                            • Hubby says my butt is looking good!
                              1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                              2. Eat to heal
                              3. Move to live
                              4. Embrace today
                              5. Live with intention
                              6. Respect my body
                              7. Cultivate joy
                              8. Find my passion
                              9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                              • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                                Hubby says my butt is looking good!
                                Awesome !

                                Having a hungry day here today. Started out with leftover grilled pork chops, had more at lunch. Ran out of eggs, but I've been painting all day and don't want to stop to clean up just yet. I'm on my break / stretch / walked the dog thing before heading back into the studio. Took a pkg of ground meat out of the freezer, so that will be dinner. Wish there was a hunky well muscled paleo chef in my kitchen cooking dinner for me ... that one that magically turns into a massage therapist after dinner, well .... if that magic works, I might just keep him for a while. LOL
                                Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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