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my allergen-free diet for optimal health (please check)

Asked on October 23, 2012
Created October 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM

hey guys, i've been going through my current foods list and i think i've cut out all foods that are either unnecessary or harmful (wheat, grains, etc.). i'm also cutting out all fruits to eliminate as much fructose as possible

here's what i've got on my meal plan now:

Proteins

-Sun Warrior Blend (Pea, Cranberry, and Hemp protein) -Eggs -Fish (only wild-caught) -Beef, or Bison (only once per week MAX)

Carbs

-Pumpkin -Zucchini/Squash -Sweet Potato -White Potato -Coconut water (straight from a fresh coconut)

Fats

-Nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds) <

Veggies

-Spring mix (lettuce, chard, arugula, spinach) -Broccoli (steamed) -Bok Choy (steamed) -Kale, Carrots, Beets, Chard, Collard Greens, Celery, Wheat Grass, Garlic, Parsley <<

OTHER STUFF

-Goat Milk Kefir -Fermented Sauerkraut -Portabella Mushroom Caps -Lemons (i squeeze one into warm water every morning upon waking, before i juice) -Almond Milk

SUPPLEMENTS

-Ubiquinol -Probiotics -Digestive Enzymes -ALCAR -EAAs -Beta-Alanine -Creatine HCl -Fish Oil -Spirulina -Vibrant Health's Green Vibrance -Sun Warrior Protein Powder -Phosphatidyl Serine -Resveratrol -Bone-Up (calcium/mineral complex) -Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM -R-ALA -Sleep stuff (GABA, melatonin, 5-htp, theanine, valerian)

i think that is everything... my goal with this diet is optimal health & digestion, weight loss, AND sports performance. i train a lot and need to make sure i have energy to push it hard every time

here's a few questions i have relating to this...

1) i try to follow food combination rules whenever possible. one thing that i keep trying to find is can i combine plant-based proteins with starches? i know that animal-based proteins combined with starches is a big no-no. but i figured that is because the animal proteins require an acidic environment for digestion, while plant starches require an alkaline environment. i'm wondering if plant-based proteins are alkaline, and if so, if they can be eaten with starches?

2) when is the best time to consume the goat milk kefir? it's got about 10g of fat and 10g of protein per 8 ounces... i want to mind my food combining rules, but i'm not sure where to put this

3) when/how often should i be eating fermented foods like the sauerkraut?

4) in regards to oxalates, should i limit the amount of leafy greens i eat? i have no idea if i'm eating too much or not. i'm working on doing things in moderation here, living by "the only difference between medicine and poison is in the dose"

5) in regards to sweet potatoes, i LOVE them. but they often give me stomach upset... i'm not sure if there's something i can do to alleviate that by different cooking/soaking methods. here's a great page with some info on sweet potatoes and the issues people experience with them: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2011/01/what%E2%80%99s-the-trouble-with-sweet-potatoes/

6) i have read that there's some toxins in regular white potatoes as well... same question as with the sweet potatoes, is there any way to cook/prepare them in order to reduce/eliminate the garbage?

7) i just realized that i have pretty much no iodine in my diet... i know kelp is a good source, but kelp has also been known to contain high levels of arsenic. should i supplement with an iodine supplement, and if so, what sources should i look for?

more questions as i think of them... thanks in advance for anyone who reads all of this and gives some feedback!

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