They have an inspiring story. I appreciate your honesty and information. They have a beautiful family and a history and good recipes! I haven`t had the terrible experiences you have, but I have chronic diverticulitis among other digestive disorders. This caused me several hospitalizations, pity but no help from doctors, and recently lost about a foot of my diseased colon. Several doctors have told me that they “just don`t know what causes such digestive problems.” It was frustrating, but I did my own research and became very interested in Paleo. However, I wanted to ask you specifically if you have researched or experimented with food combinations or food groups? Everything I`ve read makes as much sense as we eat. This simple way of eating completely eliminated my symptoms. I feel much better than ever. I lost about 35 pounds in the process. I don`t eat dairy or processed foods.
But the main thing to remember is never to eat a protein with a starch (potato, carrot, pasta, bread, etc.). It`s just the way our body digests both that causes problems (especially for people with colitis, diverticulosis, etc.). Of course, eating plenty of fiber is a must. Do your recipes or Paleo in general contain a lot of fiber or is it just the recipe that counts? Do you have a lot of recipes that don`t have protein and starch together? I look forward to more recipes! Thanks for sharing! The theory behind the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) is that some complex carbohydrates (disaccharides (double molecules) and polysaccharides (chain molecules)) are not completely digested by your body and feed the harmful bacteria in your gut. This is why these types of carbohydrates are not allowed in this (illegal) diet, because giving more food to harmful bacteria leads to their proliferation and an increase in waste produced by bad bacteria. Quick question – is it acceptable to replace coconut oil with palm shortening in your cookie recipes? I want to cook some of the oatmeal in the book, but I couldn`t find a palm shortening at my local grocery store. Check out the legal/illegal list on the Breaking the Cycle website for full details on each vegetable. How it works Sickle cell disease was originally developed by Dr. Hass for the treatment of children with celiac disease. It was first called the “banana” diet because bananas were the main source of carbohydrates used and tolerated by the children she treated.
The sugars in bananas are simple sugars (monosaccharides) that are easy to digest and do not cause diarrhea. Monosaccharides are also found in honey, fruits and some vegetables. Dissaccharides and polysaccharides are sugars that are not easy to digest and contribute to diarrhea. These sugars and starches are found in grains, potatoes, and sugars, all of which should be avoided with this diet. It is believed that because these complex sugars are not easy to digest, the bacteria and yeasts that feed on them tend to proliferate in the gut. When bacteria and yeast proliferate, the by-products and toxins they excrete irritate the lining of the digestive tract and cause digestive discomfort. The elimination of sugars that nourish these organisms will put the digestive system in a more balanced state. Elaine Gottschall, author of the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle, was instrumental in introducing this diet to others. None with an illegal SCD starch coating or that may contain illegal ingredients used in the roasting process (as is the case with most commercial mixed nuts). R. Palm sugar, coconut flower sugar and coconut crystals can be used interchangeably.
They are made from the juice of the flower buds of the coconut palm. They have been used as traditional sweeteners for thousands of years and have a very low glycemic index. You can find it at Trader Joe`s, Whole Foods or even Costco. See my favorite brand here. Prohibited foods This is not an exhaustive list of prohibited foods. Please refer to the list of legal/illegal persons. Meat: all processed meat (check added ingredients) Dairy products: all liquid milk, cream, buttermilk, sour cream, cream cheese, mozzarella, ricotta, cottage cheese, feta, cheese slices, processed cheese Vegetables: potatoes, seaweed, all canned vegetables Fruits: canned fruit, sweet fruit, fruit preserved in syrup Cereals: all cereals, including wheat, corn, rice, kamut, barley, spelt, quinoa, buckwheat, oats Sugar: white sugar, cane sugar, maple sugar, maple syrup, Coconut/palm sugar, brown sugar, sucanate, rapadura, molasses Legumes: chickpeas, bean sprouts, soybeans, mung beans, beans and chickpeas Oils: margarine, butter substitute Do not use commercial products containing additives, preservatives, sugar and other illegal sickle cell foods. Trina, red palm oil is not the same as palm size, and it is not a good submarine for that. The best submarines for palm short circuit are lard, ghee or grass-fed butter.
~ Eileen Can I use red palm oil instead of palm shortcuts in your chocolate chip cookies? Supplements You do not need to take any supplements during sickle cell disease, except for those prescribed to you by a doctor or other health care professional. I highly recommend looking for legal foods for sickle cell disease that are good sources of nutrients instead of taking supplements. Beef liver is very rich in vitamin A, vitamin B and iron.