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Paleo for non meat eaters with Digestion issues?
December 24, 2013
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18 Greetings kim
Many thanks for your response. I find the information on FODMAP very interesting, and very pertinent. I'm definitely going to look into it. Might be an explanation for long time woes of exactly the symptoms you describe. Thanks for your thoughts about Diane's book. All the best and happy holidays,
'cautious'

December 21, 2013
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cautious said

hi hi
i'm a total newbie to this site and my question might look like one posted recently, but since there were quite a few words in the response to that one that I haven't a clue about their meaning ('pescatarians'??, 'no/low FODMAPS'??)I thought I'd put in a post, and hope for some very simple answers. I am vegetarian by philosophy and religion and there is no way I will eat meat, fish, or eggs. Will Diane's recipe book have anything for me? That is my simple question. What percentage of the main meal dishes in her book work for vegetarians?

Otherwise: I've recently gone off sugar -- almost from one day to the next it simply stopped having any appeal (?!) I am as astounded by this as any reader might be. I never thought such a thing was possible -- especially for such a sugar junkie as me. The only thing I can think of that produced this result is the fact that for about 2 months I was investigating several amino acid supplements like Glutamine and chromium; I also started a protocol of african mango. I did notice, in the first few weeks, that I had started to be able to control my cravings more than ever in my life, but I never imagined how, bham!, one day, they would just disappear altogether. That is a VERY sweet treat and I basically still can't believe it?! Anyway, I want to be sure to stay off sugar and I'm looking around for tasty food that can help me with this but! (as I was saying) its got to be strictly vegetarian.

Many thanks for your wonderful work and very caring, loving support to humanity

Hi Cautious and welcome to the Balanced Bites Site! The term FODMAP was confusing to me as well. FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligo-, Di- and Mono-saccharides, and Polyols...which by the way, is a complete foreign language to me! Basically, these are carbohydrates in foods that some people have difficulty digesting. People who are sensitive to FODMAPS can often have symptoms such as gas, bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation. You can find more detailed information on page 115 of Diane's book Practical Paleo.

A pescatarian is a person who doesn't eat meat but will eat fish. My son's girlfriend is a pescatarian and I've had fun finding different ways to cook fish. My husband also grew up in an environment in which for religious reasons they did not eat meat. While he eats meat now, we are still very partial to vegetables.

Although many of the recipes in Diane's books include meat, there are many that don't and I think you would enjoy them. One of my favorites in Practical Paleo is the butternut sage soup. As a vegetarian, you could substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth (I do that frequently). I'm looking through the recipes and see many that I believe you would be able to eat.

That's awesome that you have cut out sugar! Keep at it!

-Kym-- www.facebook.com/paleomomontherun www.paleomomontherun.com
December 20, 2013
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hi hi
i'm a total newbie to this site and my question might look like one posted recently, but since there were quite a few words in the response to that one that I haven't a clue about their meaning ('pescatarians'??, 'no/low FODMAPS'??)I thought I'd put in a post, and hope for some very simple answers. I am vegetarian by philosophy and religion and there is no way I will eat meat, fish, or eggs. Will Diane's recipe book have anything for me? That is my simple question. What percentage of the main meal dishes in her book work for vegetarians?

Otherwise: I've recently gone off sugar -- almost from one day to the next it simply stopped having any appeal (?!) I am as astounded by this as any reader might be. I never thought such a thing was possible -- especially for such a sugar junkie as me. The only thing I can think of that produced this result is the fact that for about 2 months I was investigating several amino acid supplements like Glutamine and chromium; I also started a protocol of african mango. I did notice, in the first few weeks, that I had started to be able to control my cravings more than ever in my life, but I never imagined how, bham!, one day, they would just disappear altogether. That is a VERY sweet treat and I basically still can't believe it?! Anyway, I want to be sure to stay off sugar and I'm looking around for tasty food that can help me with this but! (as I was saying) its got to be strictly vegetarian.

Many thanks for your wonderful work and very caring, loving support to humanity

November 25, 2013
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Hi Justus2jones,

I think both of Diane's books, Practical Paleo (http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ.....1936608758)and The 21-Day Sugar Detox (http://www.amazon.com/21-Day-S.....038;sr=1-1)
will be good for you.

You can learn about how to improve digestion (as well as via the articles in "Healthy Digestion" http://balancedbites.com/healt.....-digestion) from Practical Paleo.

The 21-Day Sugar Detox has modifications for pescatarians. If you will eat eggs and seafood, then that will help a lot. Eating no/low FODMAPS is tough but luckily the recipes in Diane's books have indicators for those so you can omit, substitute or perhaps skip as you see fit.

I'm not saying this is your situation but oftentimes aversion to meat has to do with lack of nutrients and disrupted digestion. It might be beneficial for you to work with a holistic nutritionist if you do not get good results on your own. I've helped vegans/vegetarians gently transition to Paleo with some digestive support along with a very gradual introduction of meat served in a broth. Be easy on yourself and keep us posted on your progress.

Holly Morello, NTP Nutritional Therapy Practitioner & Lead Content Developer/Researcher for Balanced Bites & Nourishing Excellence Nutritional Therapy, LLC
November 25, 2013
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Hi there! I have IBS-C. I also have Gerd. I am so tired of taking omeprazole etc. I also am tired of being tired. My boyfriend has been doing crossfit for a couple years and went from eating fast food and donuts every day to eating more whole foods and paleo and now has lost about 24 pounds and looks amazing!
My question is this...I DO NOT LIKE EATING FLESH! AT ALL. I HAVE HUGE ISSUES WITH EATING IT! I come from a long line of cattle ranchers (natural too) but I just can't eat animals. I have no issues with people eating them, as long as the humane practices are used. I do eat eggs though. Lately my doctor has recommended FODmaps too. How can I reconcile Paleo-whole food practices/FODmaps with the fact that I just can't bring myself to eat meat? Is it even possible? Can I make some tweeks here and there? I haven't gotten your book yet, (ordered it from amazon yesterday). Right now the most important thing to me is to have some nice, happy digestion! Thank you for your time!

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