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need some dietary advice

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by taniaaust1, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    Ive always been a bit weller with restricting my carbs and high protein.. and now i think i know why.

    It appears i have hyperinsulinemia (with the 101 issues i already have, kidding but its getting closer to having that much going wrong in my body!!) and the specialist has told me to have no carbs at all, she told me not to even have potato or a bread roll as she believes my body is releasing to much insulin, overshooting the mark, in response to carbs. Hence basically she said im being poisoned by insulin..

    too much insulin she said is dangerous and would be adding to my many issues. If i cant follow this diet, she said i will need sugery if i want to live to a decent age.

    My other doctors already have me on a low cholestrol diet due to having quite high cholestrol levels (they go up higher each year)... and to top that off, i have a shoulder injury (impingement and a tendon tear) which just wont heal (surgery was mentioned for that today by another doctor), so i cant cut up things like carrots, pumkin cause of my arm injury.

    Anyone got any ideas of things i can eat with the complex dietary requirements?? (i dont like plain salads.. rabbit food.. at all).
  2. caledonia

    caledonia

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    Look into the Zone Diet, which was designed to control blood sugar levels. Also take chromium supplementation to help the blood sugar.

    For the cholesterol issue take high dose pharmaceutical grade fish oil along with a tiny amount of evening primrose oil (these are Omega 3's and 6's also know as essential fatty acids, EFA's for short).

    You will have many benefits from doing this. Your 101 things may go to 51.

    Have to go to bed, but check out Barry Sears' books such as The Zone and the Omega Rx Zone, also his website, which will explain everything I suggested, how and why it works, and how to dose.

    I'm not much of a rabbit food eater either. I generally make stir fries, in other words, cooked vegetables, just skip the rice. You can put on soy sauce, Bragg's liquid aminos, fish sauce, etc. For fish sauce, get the kind without sugar in it. Sesame oil is good too. If you like spicy, then you can do sesame chili oil.

    More "recipes" when I get up if I remember...

    Check out Paleofood too for some other options.
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    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    Thanks.. i'll check that out. i cant go too spicey due to the IBS.

    Im already on high potency fish oil capsules due to osteroarthritis (sucks.. i started getting bad problems from osteroarthritis from 36yrs). Thanks for evening primrose advice.. i havent tried to use that to drop cholestrol.

    (im also taking fibre supplements which are meant to help lower cholestrol, having cholestrol lowering spreads etc too.. but it's still going up and up).
  4. wciarci

    wciarci Wenderella

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    Many of us here have gut issues. If I stay on gluten free, my IBS goes away completely. There are supplements that will lower cholesterol, omega 3's in particular, they keep my cholesterol 30 points under. Garlic and olive oil are others, you may want to search for cholesterol lowering supplements. I think tumeric and olive leaf help even blood sugar and also pure coconut oil helps but I can't say why. I don't do potatoes, breads, pastas or corn or anything with corn or corn syrup. You get used to it. I bought a book on stir fry and use mung bean and rice noodles or bake slices of zucchini and put pasta sauce over that. I eat lots of chicken and fresh trout when it is available. I don't feel like I am on a diet anymore but it takes time. Good luck.

    Wendy
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    Hi!

    Seeds are the answer, you can eat them cooked like buckwheat millet quinoa and amaranth or sprouted like vegetable seeds and chia seeds which are really marvellous and 25 % protein. They also slow down the absorbtion of carbs.

    Brenda
  6. Athene

    Athene Never give up

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    There is an Atkins diet recipe book which contains lots of low carb recipes and meal suggestions.
    A few will need adapting, but you should find that the vast majority are OK for you. Look particularly at the phase one and phase two meals.
    The Atkins diet does not restrict fat but you'll find that it does make your cholesterol go down. In most people it reduced cholesterol quite drastically.

    Remember, if you dramatically cut down on carbs you'll need to take potassium and a few other supplements to make up for nutrients which leech out of your body. Check the Atkins website for info.
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    This will sound weird...

    ...but have you had your vitamin D level checked? Many CFIDS patients have been found to have low levels.

    Low vitamin D is connected with insulin resistance, which leads to hyperinsulinemia...

    Here's a study:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19781131

    Best regards,

    Dan
  8. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    Coincidently my specialist told me about that last week :) and he showed me a site done by another specialist he's sending me to on the 13th July, who deals with the issue (Dr Allan Gale.. he's got an interesting article called "Pandora's box" online about all this http://www.agale.com.au/PANDORA.htm ...also has done talks on CFS http://www.agale.com.au/CFS.htm .

    I do have severe D3 deficiency (well at least i did when i last got tested so i assume i still do). I had 13 or 14 vials of blood taken today for testing including the D and also 2 hr testing for hyperinsulinemia which my specialist thinks i have. (im not to sure.. i just think my symptoms are CFS related thou i have PCOS which causes insulin resistance and 1hr after having the glucose, i suddenly went exhausted with mood swings). There was even blood taken for vitamin A testing, (I dont know why that's being tested).

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