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Wai Dieters / Re: Starting this Wai Diet...
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:29:30 pm »
I'm getting tired of this... I got a breakout on my chin still, even with such a restrictive diet.  Though one breakout is a million times better than the 5 I got after eating the bowl of soup after almost passing out.  But because of the breakout I didnt eat any steak today, just egg yolks and fruit.  But what really sucks is that I've been having a hard time breathing today and a stuffy nose.  Right now im even trying to sleep but i cant because my sinuses are sore and my nose is running.  I thought at least my allergy symptoms would go away with all the junk I was eating, especially all the dairy because I was drinking a ton of milk and eating a ton of cheese.   I'm also craving cheese and fast food like crazy, I just want to eat taco bell and mac and cheese and hamburger helper and all this fatty junk food all the time.   I'm also, grossly, *dont read anymore if you dont wanna hear gross* having a LOT of gas lately, like seriously every 5 minutes gas.  like, Ive normally been gassy a lot but I have never had this much in my life.  and slightly constipated, i dont think all this fiber from the fruit is helping me. 

but yeah sorry just a little rant.  im tired but i cant sleep because of my stupid nose and felt like ranting.  I dont know what to do because i dont know what to eat.  EVERYTHING makes me break out no matter what, even on 100% raw.

Wai Dieters / Re: Starting this Wai Diet...
« on: August 22, 2014, 06:08:47 am »
I don't have any money at all, I'm actually like $2,500 in debt because I lost my job for over a year, I couldn't find a new job.  I was still spending like $500+ a month on food trying to eat raw and healthy, so I ended up in a lot of debt.  I have to pay off that debt before I can do anything, and I also don't want to move anywhere I don't know anyone.  How am I going to go somewhere completely new and find a place to live?  it's impossible.  I'm also terrible at finding a new job, obviously taking a year to get one. 

Wai Dieters / Re: Starting this Wai Diet...
« on: August 21, 2014, 01:25:46 am »
I live about an hour or two away from the beach but I can't be going there everyday, I can't afford that gas.  I don't like the taste of seaweed and stuff, I even bought some raw seaweed before and I don't like the taste of it.  Too salty or something, and I never did like the taste of sea salt.  and I know we always had iodine salt in the cupboard when I was growing up, plus iodine is naturally in egg yolks right?  I'll be trying to down at least 6 egg yolks a day.  Organic is usually too expensive.  Also I have no idea where I would even buy the salts from.  I can't even afford it.

General Discussion / Re: quail eggs
« on: August 21, 2014, 01:17:56 am »
Why not look at the name of the ranch that they come from and call/email/visit/google to see how the quail are raised. You might luck out, but don't get your expectations too high.

Pretty sure the ones at my work are from a Japanese company and I probably won't be able to read the label, if I could even find them.  I might if the label is only hiragana though.  I also already tried to look up the company they get their meat from, Day-Lee, and I can't find out how they raise their beef cattle.  Most likely grain-fed fedlots but the beef they get is supposed to be high quality so I wondered if maybe there was grass-fed, but I have no idea.

General Discussion / quail eggs
« on: August 20, 2014, 06:03:57 am »
Do any of you guys eat quail eggs?  Where do you get them?  Are they safer or more dangerous to eat raw than chicken eggs?  Are they healthier than chicken eggs?  How do they taste in comparison to chicken eggs? 

I'm thinking of maybe trying quail eggs, I'm trying to do a WAI diet to start off coming back to raw foods, though I'd probably just eat the quail eggs whole instead of separating the yolks like I do with chicken eggs.  I've seen quail eggs at the asian/phillipino(looks mexican to me) market and was wondering if I should try them, they also have quail egg shooters at my work(japanese owned sushi restaurant) and if I like them I might buy them at work too.

Wai Dieters / Re: Starting this Wai Diet...
« on: August 19, 2014, 01:11:43 am »
Oh yeah, and I don't eat meat and fruit together at the same time.  I will wait at least an hour to 2 hours after eating animal foods before I drink water or eat any fruit, and I usually don't eat animal foods directly after eating fruit either.

Wai Dieters / Re: Starting this Wai Diet...
« on: August 19, 2014, 01:07:42 am »
Yes, I know most eggs are trash, what am I supposed to eat then?  Shall I become a fruitarian?  Oh wait, most fruit is pesticide-full unripe overbred trash too.  Vegetables are the same pesticide-full overbred trash full of indigestible fiber and anti-nutrients.  Dairy is un-paleo trash.  Grain is the worst trash.  Should I eat nothing but cooked grass-fed beef muscle meat then?  I'm sure I won't develope any deficiencies there!

and I can't just afford to pay $50 for supplements that may or may not work(most likely won't work), not mattering how long they last because I certainly would forget about them after a month.  I actually can't even afford to buy food, I'm on food stamps which only gives me a bit less than $200 a month to buy food, and will not buy supplements for me.

Also I don't see how I could be deficient in iodine my ENTIRE life, let alone lately when for one I'm eating raw egg yolks and raw fish, and for two, I have been drinking milk, eating eggs, lots of cheese, and lots of salty foods, and iodine containing foods a LOT for most of my life.  I also do not have a goiter.  And if I start to eat plenty of bananas everyday, will that give me enough potassium and magnesium?  How about dates, avocados, and chocolate?  I need food sources of it if I want to be able to afford it.

Personals / Re: California
« on: August 18, 2014, 04:57:04 pm »
how does california cause cancer? radiation from fukushima?

Probably all the smog.  It's pretty terrible here sometimes, I wouldn't be surprised if I got lung cancer despite never having smoked a cigarette in my life.

Also the grain, fed to OP and Calravale farms cows, is grass grain, it is explained on Claravale farms' website here:
Just scroll down a few questions to "Are Claravale Farm’s cows totally pasture fed?"

a few things they mention there, "Contrary to popular belief, total, year round pasture feeding is not natural for cattle and is not the way in which dairy cattle have historically been managed. ... Year round pasture feeding of dairy cows requires the artificial creation of year round pastures by intensive irrigation, which requires energy and water, both limited resources in California. ... Hay is dried pasture.  Grain is grass seed.  All three of these feeds (hay, grain, pasture) are completely natural and important feeds for dairy cattle. All three are historically important feeds for dairy cattle. All three have been important components of the diets of dairy cattle for the entire history of their existence on this earth. ... A good quality, high producing dairy cow cannot do well on green pasture alone. Even the best pasture does not contain the nutrition it needs to produce the milk it was bred to produce. (Important note: this is different than for beef cattle that can do just fine on green pasture alone. Beef cattle only put on a few hundred pounds of weight in their lives. Dairy cattle do this as well and produce thousands of gallons of milk every year in addition.) ... Given long term free access to pasture, hay and grain they will eat lots and lots of hay and grain.  Historically, no dairy based culture has ever tried to artificially create year round pastures to feed dairy cattle. ... In addition, grass fed cows produce milk that has an "off" flavor. The older literature contains many references to the fact that cows which are on pasture produce milk which tastes bad. ... Every year when our cows do get some pasture we always get complaints about the taste of the milk."

that's only a very very small part of what they say on the website, there's a whole ton more of information they put up if you want to read it.  They also even mention OP in the question right after that one.

Wow, you're really pretty!  I wish my eyes would turn blue, but it seems more likely if they changed colour, they would become hazel like yours.  That would be crazy if my eyes became so green!  I know my parents would freak out too.  I don't know if I could stick to a 100% raw diet long enough to get an eye colour change though, but here's hoping!

Wai Dieters / Re: Starting this Wai Diet...
« on: August 18, 2014, 04:00:06 pm »
It was weird, because my head felt numb and my hearing got dull, and I got a ringing in my ears, but I wasn't really dizzy, just my head felt heavy I guess, and everything felt unreal.  I also had a hard time breathing, I remember looking up and gasping for air but when I couldn't get any and everything started closing in on me, I figured it wouldn't be a good idea to faint in the water where I could possibly drown so I got out and laid down on the floor where it was cooler.  I later ended up eating a bowl of this thai rice noodle soup stuff with 5 eggs in it, so the eggs ended up getting mostly cooked, but that's all I really had to eat.  Next morning I woke up with some new breakouts on my chin though.  =(

I've never gotten light-headed like that before though, even when I first started trying out a raw diet, but I'm pretty sure the problem was too hot of a shower.  I felt perfectly fine while walking around before the shower, and I felt fine through pretty much my whole shower, but I was taking a hotter than normal shower.  Only towards the end I almost fainted, and I would have fainted if I hadn't got out and lay down.  This cough has also been a recent thing, though lasting for 5 or 6 months now, I have never had a cold last so long before.  Since it had lasted a month or two I decided to go to the doctor because it didn't seem like it was going to go away on it's own and I was wheezing a lot and having a hard time breathing sometimes, so I thought I'd see if the doctors could figure out what it was.  The medicines they gave did seem to help a little bit, my cough isn't as bad and I don't wheeze as much anymore, but it still won't go away completely.  Also I got an inhaler which really helps me to breathe, as I seem to be having a harder time breathing lately.  I took my inhaler after I almost fainted too because I felt like I wasn't getting enough air.

Supplements are something I always end up forgetting to take, I tried taking supplements before but they didn't make me feel any different and I ended up forgetting to take them most of the time.  Plus they are expensive and I am poor.  I can't find good clean sources of fat(besides dairy) or organs, and the grain-fed supermarket stuff just makes me want to puke.  I'm pretty sure I've overdosed on calcium enough from all the dairy I liked to eat for fat, I wouldn't want to eat egg shells. 

as for a well-rounded healthy lifestyle, it's rather difficult for me because I have such a hard time breathing that exercise is something painful for me and I tend to avoid it when I can, and being lazy doesn't help, I've had breathing problems all my life so I'm also rather weak from lack of exercise(PE was always my worst class).  Sleep I'm not sure is a problem, I can easily sleep 10 hours a day, though I tend to have trouble falling asleep but likewise have trouble waking up. 

But trust me, when I first started out my 100% raw diet a few years ago, I kept changing what I ate a lot trying to find any combination that didn't cause me to break out, and yet I still always had problems with my skin.  The only reason I'm trying to stick to this dietary dogma is because I'm sick of always having horrible skin and breaking out everywhere, and this WAI diet seems like something I'll be able to do (unable to gag down raw meat anymore) as well as something that's more acceptable by other people.  In all honesty I could really care less about optimal health, the only thing I really care about is not breaking out anymore.  I'm sick and tired of being disgusted by my own skin every single day of my entire life.  I wouldn't be able to stick to any dietary dogma for years like that anyways, my initial goal was to stick to this WAI diet for 2 to 3 weeks, see if it cleared up my skin, and if it did then I would slowly introduce one food item at a time, one week at a time to see what exactly breaks me out and what doesn't.  If it didn't clear up my skin within 3 weeks like I was hoping, then I wouldn't know what to do and would end the diet because it wasn't working.

That said, I've decided to add steaks along with my WAI diet, though I can't eat them raw or plain, I need to at least sear them and season with garlic and pepper which I hope isn't going to cause me to break out.  I suppose I need something more substantial to eat on this diet, I don't think I was getting enough calories, and definitely not enough fat, and that it was part of the reason I almost fainted.  I'm not going to stick to the WAI diet rule of (for women) only 2 egg yolks OR 1.8 oz of raw fish per day, as it does not seem enough.  I am thinking to eat anywhere from 4 and up egg yolks, AND seared steak or raw fish every day, along with as much fruit as I want.  Sans steak or fish, I would up the amount of egg yolks I eat in one day, as steak and fish can get expensive, but egg yolks are cheap.  I will easily loose too much weight if I do not eat enough calories, and fruit is something I obviously cannot eat enough of having already lost 4 lbs after starting the WAI diet, after being unable to loose even a single pound for months.

Wai Dieters / Re: Starting this Wai Diet...
« on: August 17, 2014, 12:25:18 pm »
I usually get this brand of eggs
even though they're probably mostly grainfed I hope they get outside enough to at least eat some bugs here and there

Wai Dieters / Re: Starting this Wai Diet...
« on: August 17, 2014, 12:19:34 pm »
Okay I almost just fainted in the shower just now, I got so light headed that I had to get out and lay on the floor to feel better and not faint, and when I got back up again and got back in the shower to rinse off after laying on the dirty floor, I got extremely light headed again and my vision went black, I had to stumble out to my bed which I couldn't see and lay down for a while to feel better, my boyfriend seems angry now saying the diet is crap and I'm eating too extreme. 

I don't know why I suddenly got so lightheaded, that has never happened to me before in my life like that, only if I stand up too fast sometimes the edges of my vision will go black but I haven't had that happen in a long time and I've never felt faint in the shower before or while I've been standing up for that long.  I think I might have to stop eating this diet already, which makes me very sad and frustrated because my breakouts have stopped the past day or two.  Maybe it was the heat of the shower or maybe I haven't been eating enough lately, or maybe both.

I'm scared to get up and walk around right now though..

Primal Diet / Re: Cheese from raw milk
« on: August 17, 2014, 05:58:32 am »
Is the milk from a grassfed cow?  That can cause taste issues, if it's not.

yes, the milk was raw grass-fed cow milk.  I think I ended up feeding it to my cat because it was too sourish for me.

Wai Dieters / Re: Starting this Wai Diet...
« on: August 17, 2014, 05:49:05 am »
Also, this is the first time I have told other people, beside you guys on this forum, that I am starting a 100% raw diet.  I have never told my friends and family about my raw meat eating because they would think it is gross and also be concerned for my health as far as getting e.coli or salmonella.  I already had at least one person tell me "enjoy your salmonella" after mentioning the raw egg yolk part of my diet, and a few others grossed out, but I really want to stick to this diet and prove them wrong!  At least my boyfriend seems to be encouraging me on this diet, which helps the most because it is his opinion I value more than anyone else's.  However I am still afraid of telling my dad about this diet because I don't want him to become overly concerned about me getting sick and stop me from eating raw fish or egg yolks.

Wai Dieters / Starting this Wai Diet...
« on: August 17, 2014, 05:31:15 am »
Hello you guys, I don't know if any of you remember me because I haven't posted here in a long time, I used to try to be on a low/zero carb raw diet though I tried many things, I had stopped mainly due to money issues, though I tried to return to raw many times it was very difficult mostly because it is difficult for me to find any good sources of raw grass-fed fats besides milk/butter/cheese which are expensive, and it also got a lot more difficult for me to eat raw meats without gagging. 

However, recently I have gotten really tired of my acne issue which just WILL NOT go away no matter what, even when I was on 100% raw diet before it never fully went away, although it has been a lot better since I went raw, even after going back to cooked foods, but it has never gone entirely away (in my entire life), so here I am again. 

I also have had a persistent cough for the past 5 or 6 months, which has not gone away for a single day those entire months, and is sometimes accompanied by runny nose, itchy eyes, and now rarely wheezing(though I was wheezing a lot at the beginning of the cough), and other such cold-like symptoms.  I had gone to the doctor a few times about it, and they had first said it was asthma due to the wheezing and my past breathing issues, but the daily inhaler did not work (although the emergency inhaler definitely works to help me breathe easier) so they said it must be allergies, and I took allergy medicine for a month and took a breathing test which concluded I did not have asthma, but my cough still persisted.  The allergy medicine did help with my runny nose and itchy eyes and other cold-like symptoms, and the emergency inhaler did help with my wheezing, so they said it was both asthma AND allergies, and gave me a pill that was intended for people with both.  Though the medicine helped suppress the symptoms, after another month has gone by I STILL have this cough and it is just not going away.  I am hoping a raw diet will also help alleviate me of this cough after the doctors have failed me, also so my friends and family could see how the doctors failed me.

I started trying to eat this WAI diet a few days ago now(like a day or two after my birthday Aug 9th, because I allow myself to eat anything at all that I want at least on my birthday), though of course as soon as I start the diet is when I have a problem finding fresh, never frozen wild caught fish.  I bought some wild caught tuna and wild caught salmon which were both previously frozen, but they have a fishy smell(mostly the tuna) that makes me gag so I have been feeding the tuna to my cat, and stuck to raw eggs yolks the past two days.  Previous to starting, I was eating a cooked diet though I tried to stay as healthy as I could afford without losing too much weight (I have already lost 4 pounds after starting WAI) though I was eating a lot of rice pasta.  I tried to eat grass-fed cooked(seared) steak(seasoned with garlic and pepper only) as often as I could afford it, but I was more often eating a lot of rice pasta and cheese because I always crave a LOT of fat.  I at least was able to avoid wheat most of the time, as well as non-grass-fed meats, though I did indulge on them sometimes. 

I've stopped all that now though, and have only been eating fruit, raw fish, and raw egg yolks the past few days, mostly following this guide to determine which fruits to buy to make sure I get all the nutrients I need.  I like raw tuna and salmon(as long as it is fresh and not fishy smelling/tasting), raw egg yolks are pretty delicious to me, especially without the slimy egg whites or egg yolk sac so I get rid of those and eat only the creamy yolk part.  However I pretty much prefer my fruits to be sweet only, so I've been getting mostly mangoes, bananas, grapes, cantaloupe, and dried dates.  But due to my extreme fat cravings, I'm thinking of adding avocados to my list, and I do have some raw coconut butter I have started trying to eat for extra fat, but I never liked plant-fats much. 

The only thing I'm really worried about is getting enough fat in my diet, because if I don't eat enough fat I get all sorts of bad cravings.  Like lately I have been craving cooked/seared steak and grilled steakfat(I -ALWAYS- crave steakfat, there has never been a single day in my life I would say no to eating some soft, warm, and melty steakfat!) as well as cooked ground beef with melted cheese all over it.  I'm thinking I might have to increase the amount of egg yolks recommended for women and possibly eat fish as well in the same day.  It's only recommended for women to eat 2 egg yolks OR 1.8 oz fish in a day.  I might need more than that, also because I want to start working out if I have the energy for it, I do suffer from fatigue a lot too, my whole life I have, EXCEPT for like the one month I was on 100% raw diet with lots of raw eggs and raw beef when I could eat it all no problem.

Sorry for the long post, I just want to document my progress in this post and see if my life-long acne will actually finally go away after the proposed 2 to 3 weeks on this diet they say will clear up your face!  Wondering if I should post pictures..

Health / Re: Acid Reflux
« on: March 26, 2014, 10:56:19 pm »
Acid reflux is what I would have if I ate as I pleased. My body type has that weakness.

Just follow the diet on the Pitta columns...

I treated mine successfully with a Rife machine.

Does she also have issues with dental pain, sore throats, sore gums, periodontal issues, cankers, goitre, visual, hair thinning or red hair etc?

She probably has Pitta problems and since Pitta travels uphill from it's home around the stomach it usually creates other problems on the way up.

She would probably respond very well to a raw diet.... You can lead a horse to water but.....

What is a rife machine?  As far as I know she doesn't have any dental problems, but she has had a sore throat and cough, I think she mentioned a canker sore just the other day, she's had a goiter problem for a very very long time but she avoids like beets and stuff, and it goes away, she can't feel it at all right now she was saying she was actually surprised she can't feel her goiter at all, but while feeling for it is how she discovered the lumps.. as far as visual, she was near-sighted as long as I've known her but got lasik eye surgery.  Her hair is blonde and she also dyes it, but I don't think it's thinning, only starting to turn grey a bit.

I know she would probably do great on a raw diet, but she's way too squeamish for it, the animal foods, and I'm just glad I'm starting to get her away from wheat and gluten, and her coke and coffee everyday.  And fast food.  But she's too squeamish to eat raw meat or eggs or organs or fat, and she also hates bland food, she likes lots of seasonings and stuff.

I'm about your mom's age, and I had acid reflux many years ago. As your mom probably realizes, the pain is enough to take your breath away and make you feel like you are dying of a heart attack (because the esophagus is right next to the heart).

I guess your mom doesn't hurt badly enough yet to let the pain guide her to eating correctly. I don't mean to sound so snarky - not at all! - but the effect of stomach acid touching the esophageal lining will erode the lining and cause ulcers: HOLES in the lining. This is what hurts - acid burning your esophagus.

Non-diet remedies include not eating for a long time before bedtime so that there is no food in the stomach and sleeping on an inclined surface with the upper body elevated to let gravity help keep the stomach acid down.

In my opinion, part-time remedies, like sometimes avoiding some of the culprit foods, is useless, like letting a scab form and then cutting yourself again.

Before getting a list of what to eat or what to do, your mom might want to examine what her thoughts are. This is a good exercise as we get older, lots of my friends do it. We find our self-defeating thoughts, like, "I'm not entitled to take a day off unless I'm sick." Or "No one will help me unless I'm truly sick." Sometimes our comfort-food thoughts are so strong that we feel a tragic loss if we can't eat a comfort food. If your mom has these thoughts, it's easy to change them. I eat absolutely no sugar or wheat by seeing them as rat poison instead of foods that my wonderful grandmother made me when I was a kid.

Good luck to your mom. Let her realize things on her own. There's no rush, and this kind of thing can't be rushed.

How do you know how old my mom is?
She's had no pain like heartburn or anything like that whatsoever.  She just has the inflammation of her throat, sore throat, hoarse voice, cough, feeling of a lump in her throat, has to clear her throat a lot, everything else like that, which she thought might be being caused by the nodules.  Also don't forget the majority of people (at least americans) don't think that their diet has very much impact on their health, and the doctors never say as much either.  I have been able to get my mom to see that a lot of issues can be solved with a cleaner diet, but I think she still doesn't believe that pretty much EVERYTHING can be solved with a healthier diet.  What I'm hoping to do is to get her on a much healthier diet and when she feels so much better like this that she won't regress back to eating junk food.
I don't know what you mean by examining her thoughts, but she is not the comfort-food type of person who needs to eat when they are upset or anything like that, however I know that the examination to look down her throat to check for acid reflux, where they stuck the tube down her nose with the camera so that they could look at her throat, it was so extremely painful for her that I did tell her that anytime she craves one of her coca colas, which she is slightly addicted to (lol addicted to coke) that she should remember that pain she went through, and if she doesn't want to have to go through it again then she better not ea anything that's going to worsen her acid reflux.

An elimination diet will help determine what is causing the reflux. 

As far as the tumors, she might want to do some week-long raw juice fasts.  Is she overweight at all?  What's her BMI?

Th problem with trying to pinpoint exactly what foods are causing her acid reflux is that she does not have the burning pain heartburn part of acid reflux whatsoever, so even if she eliminated foods and tries different things, it's going to be difficult to tell what's helping and what isn't without much of an indicator.  Also, too extreme of a diet might not be good for her, I forgot to mention that there have been a few times where she passed out because she hasn't eaten anything all day, so fasting is definitely out of her options, she needs to be able to have something to eat throughout the day so that she won't get light-headed or pass out.

A week long raw juice fast might be a bit extreme for her, especially since the nodules were told to be benign and also told they were quite common, and that about 20% of people have them without even realizing it.  Since it isn't some malignant cancer that's going to kill her, she's not really going to want to do something so drastic as that.  And if anything, I gotta work her into it slowly, she refuses to just up and bam, switch it all around cold-turkey anything, and wants to wean herself off things slowly, so it's kind of difficult trying to get her to make any changes.

she's not overweight at all, and never has been, our family has really good luck on that, we say it's good genes with fast metabolism and such, that no one in the family is really fat, mostly we're all super skinny.  I don't know what her BMI is, though I know she is 5'5" and her weight at the doctor consultation a few days ago was I think about 135.

GERD / Acid Reflux cure is just 30 ml castor oil every evening 9pm for 5 nights.

My employee's testimony

If she cannot do castor oil for some reason, like the pregnant woman I helped who had GERD / Acid Reflux, I gave her lots and lots of papaya + lots and lots of pineapples... both have powerful digestive enzymes that cured her in 3 days.

My mom has always been wary of doing a colon cleanse, she see's those commercials that say how some ten-foot long thing comes out of you and such, and that frightens her, as well as stories of people being stuck on the toilet for hours and such, feeling sick, and she just doesn't want anything like that to happen to her.  She probably could do with doing a colon cleanse type thing though, but she also does have to work everyday, she's very tight on money and can't really afford to take too many days off, and she's already taken off some days for the doctor's appointments, and getting sick from a colon cleanse isn't going to be good if it makes her miss work.  She's very sensitive to a lot of things, or it might just be the whole that she thinks she's going to get sick, so she's going to get sick just because of that type thing, but I'm almost positive she'd get sick from any sort of colon cleanse. 
I don't think she likes papaya, but I could maybe try to get her eating pineapple, but I wouldn't think it's good for her acid reflux with pineapples being so acidic and all.  I thought perhaps a more alkaline diet would help her with the acid, but it seems there's a lot of debate on that subject.

Health / Acid Reflux
« on: March 26, 2014, 01:26:10 am »
Recently my mother has gone into the doctor about a lump in her throat that turned out to be a couple benign nodule on her thyroid.  At the consultation for considering surgery, we learned that to remove the nodules, they would have to remove the entire thyroid as well, which being that they are benign and not cancerous, we really don't want to resort to something like that.  During the consultation, the doctor slid a tub with a camera down her nose so they could look at her throat from the inside.  Usually this procedure isn't very painful, but my mom felt like they were shoving a needle down her throat, and it was extremely painful for her.  From all her symptoms and hat the doctor saw in her throat, they concluded that she also has acid reflux, having all of the symptoms of it besides the burning feeling.

So, my mother eats a pretty SAD diet though I have long been trying to convince her of the amazingness of a raw diet and such, she just can't do that kind of thing, she is far too squeamish.  I've only recently been able to help convince her to stop eating wheat, even though I'm sure she still does eat it sometimes, she's trying to cut back.  And with this acid reflux now, I think she will finally stop drinking soda and coffee since the doctor said caffiene is bad for acid reflux, and hopefully also stop eating fast food.

My question is if any of you know a good list of what foods to definitely avoid and which foods are best to eat while having pretty bad acid reflux that will help with getting rid of it.  She can't go full raw as far as eating animal foods, she doesn't even like meats much to begin with though I encourage her to eat more, but she definitely won't be able to eat raw meat or eggs, and probably not even cooked organs.  I need a list of things she can eat and what she needs to avoid, and so if anyone can help with anything, that would be great.  Cooked food is fine as well as raw non animal foods besides milk, please also mention whether you mean cooked or raw food and the difference between the food cooked or raw, because my mom will of course prefer cooked on at least some things, though I will definitely try to get her eating as much raw as possible.  She also works at an office job so she will need foods that can be prepared beforehand and eaten on the go or in the office for lunch..

Thank you!

General Discussion / Re: raw fish (sashimi) do you?
« on: September 21, 2013, 04:59:51 am »
I have eaten raw wild caught ahi tuna never frozen not sushi grade before with no problems at all.

Primal Diet / Re: Cheese from raw milk
« on: May 12, 2013, 10:28:53 am »
I know milk and cheese aren't the best dairy, but they are my favourite dairy.  x.x;  At least hoping I can make some raw cheese without salt, I know it might be the no salt making it bleh but I was eating a lightly salted raw cheese before I stopped eating cheese and even that tasted over salty to me at times, so.. I think it's just the excess whey is making it taste sourish and both being salt free and somewhat fresh it doesn't have much taste to it otherwise so I was thinking maybe aging it a bit more would give it some taste, or something.  I just don't want it to go too sour is all, I don't really like that sour milk taste.

Primal Diet / Re: Cheese from raw milk
« on: May 12, 2013, 02:09:41 am »
eck.. I already tried a tiny piece of it and it's not very tasty actually, can't I age it or something?  How do you make hard cheeses, does that involve heating it?  Or can I make a hard cheese without heating it?  How do I make cheddar or parmesean or even feta, it looks like feta kinda..

Primal Diet / Re: Cheese from raw milk
« on: May 11, 2013, 01:36:44 pm »
Uuuuhm, okay so I used a coffee filter to separate it and now it looks like this.. what do I do?

Primal Diet / Re: BOTULISM
« on: May 10, 2013, 04:27:46 am »
Botulism is about the only thing that really scares me about eating raw food.  The reason it is so dangerous is because botulism, which is caused by some sort of spore, causes paralysis.  What happens is that your entire body becomes paralyzed over time (I think over the course of hours to maybe a day or two at most, not sure exactly, how long, you can look it up.) until your lungs/heart or brain or something get paralyzed and you die.  However it is also the ingredient used to make botox.  Yeah, that stuff that all the movie stars use to make their face look younger, you see it get made fun of in movies where the person's face gets all stiff and they can't make any facial expressions.. it's made with botulism.

Botulism will only develop in air-tight or anaerobic environments though, that's why they say if you air out you meat it will be fine.  It seems to be caused a whole lot worse and much easier when in metal containers.  Some say it happens more in plastic too, but I'm not sure.  Safest is glass and ceramic type containers, of course.  Just make sure they get lots of air and there will be nothing to worry about.  Though I don't think I would trust meat in a metal container even if it gets aired out a lot.  That's just me though, I don't know if anyone here has done it without problem or would want to risk it.  But I would take e.coli and salmonella any day over botulism.

Personals / Re: I now virtually have my own farm
« on: May 10, 2013, 04:08:34 am »
Where do you live?

General Discussion / Re: Raw Eggs
« on: May 10, 2013, 03:40:59 am »
I switched to green tea from coffee a few weeks ago and my arthritis persisted, so I think it really is the caffeine or another molecule present in both coffee and tea causing, or exacerbating the problem.

Ah, well.. I just wanted to see if there was an excuse I could make to keep my mom from just switching to decaf coffee.. how do they even decaffeinate coffee anyways?  it seems to me like it would be a very degrading process.

Primal Diet / Re: Cheese from raw milk
« on: May 10, 2013, 03:38:10 am »
I had bought some cheesecloth but the uh, the fabric is so loosely woven that everytime I ever tried to strain my curdled milk in it, everything went through and nothing was left in the cheesecloth.  I don't think I know where I put it anyways, so is there another cloth I could use as a cheesecloth instead?

And I just realized that the indian gulab jamun actually has flour in it.. so the one I want to make actually is the bengali rasgulla. 

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