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Problem with nuts

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Created September 10, 2012 at 8:21 PM

O.K. so I've been cutting wheat gluten out of my diet for just coming up a month and have lost 15 lbs., my concern is that the book recommends introducing things like almonds etc to replace the wheat. I find that doing this gives me chronic indigestion. I am concerned that I am not eating a balanced diet. anyone have any suggestions?

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on September 11, 2012
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Thanks for the info - I actually used some ground almonds and flax to make some muffins - my stomach was in knots all day! I had terrible cramps and felt very sick. I am guesssing it was the ground almonds because there were two cups, and one 1/3 cup of ground flax. I have much the same reaction to peanuts.

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on September 10, 2012
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Isn't it crazy how much weight one loses so fast just by eliminating gluten and other grains?

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I am talking about the Wheat Belly book.

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on September 10, 2012
at 08:24 PM

What book? What else are you eating?

Nuts are a problematic food for a lot of people. If they give you issues, don't eat them.

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on September 10, 2012
at 08:38 PM

I am talking about the Wheat Belly book.

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on September 10, 2012
at 09:26 PM

Isn't it crazy how much weight one loses so fast just by eliminating gluten and other grains?

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on September 11, 2012
at 04:02 AM

soaking the nuts first helped me with digestion, it reduces the amount of tannins and anti-nutrients in them, also try some digestive enzymes. really high fats nuts like macadamias (which dont need soaking) seem to sit better in my stomach. Also be aware that eating them raw can interfere with iron absorption especially if there is green/black tea involved too!

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on September 11, 2012
at 11:45 AM

Thanks for the info - I actually used some ground almonds and flax to make some muffins - my stomach was in knots all day! I had terrible cramps and felt very sick. I am guesssing it was the ground almonds because there were two cups, and one 1/3 cup of ground flax. I have much the same reaction to peanuts.

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on September 10, 2012
at 11:16 PM

Definitely eat in moderation. There are many other great alternatives to grains.

Raw, fermented foods reduce indigestion.

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on September 10, 2012
at 11:00 PM

Try to limit yourself to about a handful a day at most. I have trouble keeping nuts in my house because they are just too easy to grab for a quick snack. If you really want to keep doing the almonds, you should try sprouting them.

Mark has a great article discussing some of the problems with eating too many nuts: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/nuts-and-phytic-acid/#axzz266vFu7H6

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