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    Both are basically zero. Meat and oil don’t contain carbs or fiber, which is needed for fermentation.

    49barefoot
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    oops, thinking of a different forum. I meant Norm.
    My apologies.

    49barefoot
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    Pix, I’ve switched to the much shorter-cooked meat broth, and it’s made a big difference for me. To avoid the high histamine issue, cook the meat with bones for less than 2 hours. I then immediately freeze the meat in meal-sized portions, and it’s helped a lot!

    Remember, histamine isn’t like an allergy, it’s more like a bucket. When the bucket is full, you experience symptoms. So if you had the beef stock before the chicken stock, the latter could be what pushed you over the edge.

    49barefoot
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    I’ve had some of the same issues, and have determined that I have a histamine intolerance. One of the many conditions it can cause is reflux. So I’m trying to balance the fasttrack diet with a low histamine diet.

    Slow cooked meats, leftover meats, and bone broth are all high in histamine. I’ve switched to meat broth, cooked less than 2 hrs, and immediately freezing any leftover meats.

    49barefoot
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    in reply to: Dairy #5837

    Search my other posts or google histamine intolerance/sensitivity– I’ve discovered that I have a histamine intolerance, and ALL cultured products are high in histamine. It greatly contributes to my reflux, and the list of symptoms is amazing. It’s a challenge to try to eat low fermentable carb and low histamine!

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    in reply to: Shortness of breath #5765

    I have histamine intolerance as a strong factor in my symptoms. A place to start researching it is http://theceliacmd.com/2014/03/histamine-intolerance-causing-symptoms/. Don’t be put off by reference to celiac — I’m not celiac.

    49barefoot
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    Just found this online article interesting, after doing some google searches about motility. http://www.livestrong.com/article/542804-spices-that-stimulate-peristalsis/

    49barefoot
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    Also, the throat pain can be helped by chewing gum, as it keeps the saliva flowing.

    49barefoot
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    Low acid can certainly contribute to SIBO, which can cause the problems! PPI’s will just make it worse. It can’t hurt to try the diet, very strictly for a couple of weeks, to see if it helps. Also, take slippery elm lozenges and DGL to help with the pain, and start drinking real bone broth as recommended by the GAPS diet and Weston Price. If the problem is SIBO, the probiotics can make it worse.

    I had asked my G.I. doc’s to test for low stomach acid, but they refused, and don’t have the equipment for it.

    49barefoot
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    Hi, Wontstopeating!
    I don’t expect perfection from any diet or theory! As a result, I use a combination of what makes the most sense to me: I like the Fast Track theory and fp charts & calculations, I like GAPS and others that urge bone broths, and I’m finding some of the other suggestions re: supplements very helpful. Everyone is different, everyone needs to take into account their own individual bodies and reactions/sensitivities.
    Fast Track doesn’t recommend a lot of high glycemic foods, but recommends keeping total carb consumption down. It also says diabetics need to be very careful with the high glycemic foods.

    49barefoot
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    KKing, another supplement I take for gastritis is zinc carnosine, which can be bought as PepZinGI by Doctor’s Best.

    49barefoot
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    Bearsmom,
    I eat very little fruit, a little blueberries or watermelon a couple times a week at the most. I tried potatoes (what else for Chanukah!) and felt badly afterwards. I have rice a couple times a week, but not daily.

    I read last week online, don’t recall where, that the sore throat associated with LPR may not be due to LPR, but just normal, tiny amounts of acid that the throat nerves have become highly sensitive to as a result of prior LPR. So I’m not concerned about it, and am grateful to feel so much better most of the time.

    49barefoot
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    Hi, Bearsmom,

    I’ve been following the diet about 2 months, and it took a month for me to really start to feel better. My symptoms shifted from heartburn to LPR, and it’s quite mild at this point.
    I already mostly have raw dairy, and except yoghurt isn’t raw, and I’m lucky to have a local source of raw goat’s milk! But I’d been drinking it off and on for several years, and only developed the g.i. issues since July. I’d also already been eating, for many years, a healthy, moderately low grain, low refined/processed but organic/grassfed diet. So although symptoms were very severe for a couple of months, I think it was due more to a drug reaction than really bad SIBO.

    49barefoot
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    KKing, I love dairy! I attempt to keep my consumption of it to a minimum. I recently did 2 home breath tests designed to detect lactose malabsorption and fructose malabsorption. I was delighted that both tests came out negative!
    I accept Norm’s premise that my problems are due to SIBO, as I’m so, so much better with keeping my fp carbs low.
    Yes, I have gastritis as well, although it is nearly healed also. I’ll try cutting back on the bone broth soon.
    The main thing is to be patient — these problems don’t go away overnight! Hang in there.

    49barefoot
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    Hi, KKing,
    You don’t have to eat dairy or splenda to follow the diet. You do need to read one of the books to understand it, though.
    Personally, I’ve found it effective when combined with other diets/suggestions, especially the GAPS diet where, if there is a conflict with Fasttrack, to go with Fasttrack. Specifically, homemade, free-range/organic bone broths are VERY healing to the gut system. Also, eat no raw vegetables until you feel better, but make sure your low fp veggies are well-cooked.
    Other things I do: take DGL and slippery elm for gastritis, and try natural antibiotics: GSE and enteric coated peppermint oil capsules.
    It took me two weeks to start to feel better, and I feel worse w/i 1 day if I eat off the diet.

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