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  • #16
    I decided to keep some of the grains in meals at present, such as whole grain rice, white rice, and others like millet and barley that are recommended for chronic hypoglycaemia - cooked in water and eaten in a balanced way & chewed well, ie with vegetables and some beans. I'm not worried about my thyroid and millet, as I eat sea vegetables, or kelp powder and pay attention to strengthening whole neuro-endocrine system via yoga/walking/enough rest/sleep. Millet good for the liver, a nice yang gluten free grain, nice if dry toasted before cooking.
    also, beans fine so long as prepared well, ie soaked well, cooked with a little kombu as I did this morning in adzuki beans. These wonderful beans so good for kidney and adrenal energy, which I could feel this morning.
    I respect others here who do well on primal or paleo, however some of us respond better to whole foods in strenghening up middle organs / glands.... wonderful chick peas, adzuki beans, and some grains - need complex carbohydrates for steady energy and stable blood sugar. I won't eat grains in the way I used to, or how most other are eating them - in dried out unhealthy way which promotes disease and inflammation.
    Macrobiotic healers/writers know what works too, and I personally found it very hard when I was trying to eat eggs for breakfast, or chicken due to effect on pancreas, or the bone broth due to the fat and unbalanced energy ie too yang - which can then cause cravings for yin foods like fruit, and I can't continue on that see saw. Need to avoid extra fats/oils incl ghee and coconut oil. Great to cook vegetables nishime style in water and own juices, yum!! There is enough oil/fat in whole foods anyway including vegetables, grains. I say good buy to butter/ghee too, and feel better now. No need for olive oil either, olives are a fruit, not necessary. I sometimes may use some sesame oil for stir frying, but intend to do without the fat/oil which had a terrible effect on pancreas and the symptoms, that included dark chocolate.
    I respect others, and enjoyed reading parts of Mark's book before I had to return it to the library. I will however, do more as regards to exercise, so will keep checking this wonderful site - Mark and his wife are an inspiration, I already have been doing the Grok hang, without even being aware of it, will do squats this weekend and a sprint! regards to all.

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    • #17
      Exercising 3x/day is too much, even for people without adrenal problems. It sounds like you'd do much better with lots food and rest, not hard work which is taxing to the adrenals.
      Salube Up! - SalubriousU

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      • #18
        thanks for the comment SalubriosU, Lots of food not really working due to weak pancreas/liver function, mostly raw or semi raw veg working better, moist diet, some fruit, nuts /seeds good. Am resting as much as possible, as not enough sleep at night most of the time or poor quality sleep. Am making raw blended soup tonight with some mushrooms as well. Cooked Indian style daal soup last night, just did not work, no appetite and no energy after... but raw works as flavours great and no need for salt or spices sauteed in ghee! Pancreas likes mostly raw, possibly due to enzymes and is more of a live foods diet. Will try raw fish dish tomorrow, put some deep sea perch fish in lime juice for about 8 mins, and then add fresh coriander(cilentro), green chilli and spring (green) onions. Some basmati rice and stir-fried vegetables, and I am very happy, salad to start as is summer here.

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        • #19
          Have you tried taking digestive supplements? Cooked foods are usually easier to digest because the food is partially broken down from the heating. We don't have the enzymes necessary to process raw foods optimally.
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