Last edited by Nstocks; 04-26-2013 at 01:15 PM.
I agree with Zach - what you're doing clearly isn't working, so it would be worth trying something else. However, I would recommend that you make the change very gradually. Introduce foods one by one so you can see how they effect you. Start with potatoes maybe: Personally I'm extremely prone to bloating and I find they actually reduce it.
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat
Got it. I've made a list (tomorrow parents go shopping so for once they can absorb the majority of my grocery bill!)
Pomegranate Juice (no added sugar!)
Orange Juice (no added sugar!)
I have plenty of bones in the freezer and I've been drinking 2 cups a day for the past month. (this made no difference either) but I'll keep it up.
I'm really looking forward to this experiment! It's a long time since I stopped looking at carb/sugar content! It's going to make me look silly now that I have fruit juice, when I tell my brother to stop drinking it! (although he is obese and this is the only 'fresh' food he eats)!
Whatever Nstocks does, it needs to be systematic and what yoga11 suggested about meat and veg for a while, then adding different foods back one at a time, seems to be the most systematic. Otherwise, the poor guy keeps jumping from suggestion to suggestion without knowing for sure what helps or hurts: Low carb! High carbs! Lots of dairy! No nuts! Histamines! Coconuts!
For example, he mentioned that he doesn't eat coconuts except coconut oil because coconut yogurt and flour bother him. But in the last two weeks he's had coconut 10/28 meals in the form of coconut curry meatballs, coconut curry chicken, coconut bars and coconut mint.
He may have a problem with histamines, but he did not eliminate histamines from his diet. Instead he took a supplement which did not work.
Can we now conclude that he has no problems with histamines?Each tablet contains: Vitamin C (as Calcium Ascorbate) 250 mg, Quercetin Chalcone 250 mg, Bromelain (600 GDU) 250 mg, Grape Seed Extract 150 mg yielding Proanthocyanidins 142.5 mg, Dimethylglycine HCI 100 mg, Perilla (Perilla frutescens) Seed Extract 75 mg, yielding Polyphenols (3%) 2.5 mg, Rosemarinic Acid (1.5%) 1.13 mg, Luteolin (0.1%) 80 mcg, Other ingredients: stearic acid, vegetable stearate, croscarmellose sodium, silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxyl propyl methyl cellulose.
He works one day per week, gets 30 mins/week of sun, is worried about finances to the extent that he doesn't want to get up earlier and have to eat more? Can we rule out stress and/or depression as a factor?
Does the store-bought sauerkraut have live cultures or was it pasteurized?
You can shoot me a PM anytime if you want/need advice. Also i can direct you to some very interesting reading that will help you get away from the sugar is evil mentality.
Tell your bro to try it to, it helps for fat loss as well!
The coconut thing, I should have been clearer. It's shredded coconut and coconut oil for the past few months. 2 years with the oil. The yoghurt is just a few days and I will never touch coconut milk again.
The histamine supplement was taken a long time ago, when I barley ate any coconut products at all.
Stress/depression? Not sure what you mean? I'm not stressed/depressed because I only work one day a week or stressed/depressed because I can only work one day and earn so much money? I think everyone worries about money, but in the context to what I earn, all the money I can spare goes on high quality food. If I can't afford food, I sell things I don't longer need. I'm generally happy that I don't have the 'corporate burnout' that most of my family have and I love not having to moan about my boring job. It's not my career and it pays the bills so I'm happy!
The store bought sauerkraut is raw, unpasturized, organic, chilled when shipped.Cultured Probiotics
Last edited by Nstocks; 04-26-2013 at 01:53 PM.
Thank you so very much everybody. I hope that the variety of dietary changes suggested will help me figure out what has upset me so much. There is never "one size fits all" and I'm definitely starting to learn that.