Food

Oregano: It's Not Just for Pizza Anymore

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Tue, 02/26/2008 - 11:40am.

Antifungals are a hot topic for people who are trying to lower the amount of Candida Albicans in their system. As I've stated in the 'Some Pills are Hard to Swallow' section of this website, people rely too much on antifungals and take ridiculous - if not dangerous - amounts of them (in my humble opinion) without any benefit. I like to promote natural intake of antifungals (i.e. FOOD) vs commercial cleansing concoctions and prescription antifungals.

 

Grass Fed Beef

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Wed, 02/20/2008 - 2:47pm.

"You are what you eat". This statement is especially true for people with intolerances. But, as it's been revealed to me, that isn't the best way to phrase it. It should be:

"You are what what-you-eat eats".

 

Pancakes

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Wed, 11/21/2007 - 11:39am.

I am fairly skeptical when it comes to pre-packaged food, but wanted to share a product I found with you. Bob's Red Mill sells gluten-free flours and mixes, available online and, at least in Canada, at most grocery stores.

What caught my attention was the pancake mix. I haven't had pancakes in years, and certainly not gluten free ones. I decided to embrace my optimistic side and give it a try.

 

Food: The Love/Hate Relationship

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Sat, 04/29/2006 - 10:52am.

Even though most of it makes me sick, I still love food. There are few things I get excited about, and food is one of them. I thought I would share a passage just to make a lighter post. It's from A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh, and it captures my love for food:

"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"

"What's for Breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"

"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.

 

"Healthy" Coffee?

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Fri, 07/08/2005 - 9:20am.

I was at a summer festival the other day and at one of the stalls there was a sign that said "HEALTHY COFFEE". I was intrigued, and amused by the concept, so I went over.

It was Ganoderma Coffee: coffee grounds mixed with ganoderma or Reishi mushrooms. Reishi mushrooms are making their appearance known more and more in western health circles ( I am sure herbalists and such have known about it for years, but for the rest of us, Chinese medicine is not common conversation ).

"You can have your coffee without all the bad effects you usually experience."

 

Health Food Products: Who Is It Really Being Created For?

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Wed, 05/18/2005 - 9:39am.

I can come to terms with the fact that "healthier foods" cost more than mainstream eating. I am willing to pay more for a product I know I can digest and will enjoy. I think it's unfair, but what isn't in life.

What I can't stomach (ha ha) is when I stroll down the Health Food section of grocery stores and find most of the products still contain many allergens for people who actually need to eat these types of foods: food colouring agents, chemical stabilizers, yeast or glutens, sugar cane...SOMETHING that I and many others can't have.

 

Before You Reach for Another Bowl of Yogurt

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Sat, 05/07/2005 - 8:41am.

All hail yogurt! Easily digested! Filled with Good flora! Good for everyone!

Well, not quite.

Any of you find that yogurt or kefir - be it homemade, goat milk based or cow milk based - gives you a stomach ache?

At the start of your journey, it may be wise to skip yogurt or kefir. Your gut might not be ready for it. In some people, it can cause bloating, stomach aches, and even rashes. Or, your food intolerances may be so bad, you've developed an intolerance to acidophilus.

On his website Health-Truth.com, Michael Biamonte, C.C.N. says:

 

Why it's worth not using any sweetners the first month

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Fri, 05/06/2005 - 11:20pm.

Having nothing sweet at all the first month sucks. BUT if you are able to do it, you'll find that your tastebuds will adjust. Slowly, the foods you are eating will have new flavours. That plain yogurt loses that bitter taste. And when you add in fruit back to your diet, it's sweet enough to stand on its own.

I find after the first 2 months, blueberries and yogurt are suddenly enough to soothe a sugar craving.

Something to think about.

 

Vodka

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Mon, 04/25/2005 - 5:40pm.

I miss having an alcoholic beverage. Not everyday. Now and then. Especially if I am at someone's house for the evening, and everyone has their martini glass except for me.

Alcohol is a yeast-feeder. Period. No getting around it.
Many people with other digestive conditions also have problems with alcohol. It's just not a good thing.

But...

If you are going to have a drink, try to reach for some vodka. 100% potato based (NO GRAINS), thoroughly distilled vodka. You may have to do some research to find out the exact ingredients and distilling process, but it's worth the search.

 

Test Driving Xylitol

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Thu, 04/21/2005 - 3:39pm.

Ok. So I'm playing guinea pig at the moment. I've been strict on the diet for a while, and I wanted to see what all the hype is about this product.

The first thing I learned is that it is EXPENSIVE. I paid $12.00 Canadian for a bag of it. But, like many of you, I'm willing to spend whatever on something if it actually works.

The second thing I learned is that it tasted really good, which of course set off alarm bells.