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Monday, 9 March 2009

Not Sweating It

Charlotte had a post yesterday that linked to an interesting article about food intolerance. It got me thinking about all the bloating and constipation I deal with when I switch to a contest diet and increase my intake of vegetables, herbs/spices, nuts (peanut butter) and green tea. It seems that my diet is very high in the plant hormone Salicylates [Salicylates Food List].

I have always had the least digestive issues when I go super low carb and have limited vegetables. So today I am replacing some of my nut and vegetable carbs with whole grains. I had real butter on my pancakes this morning - it was damn good (I know butter is a bad fat and nut butter is a good fat but whatever!). I'm ditching the cinnamon and not smothering everything I eat in coriander and dill. It will be interesting to see what happens.


  1. Anonymous9:38 am

    It was a very interesting read. It'll be interesting to see if there's any noticable change from switching some of your nutrition around Kate. :o)

    Lia xxx

  2. You freak me out sometimes - are we twins?

    I am allergic to salicylates. Therefore I really struggle with a diet high in fruit and vegies, or high in flavour. Basically ginger and garlic are the only herb/spice type things I am supposed to eat. I say "supposed" to because I can tolerate a small amount of salicylate in my diet if my stress levels are low. I cannot take any form of aspirin at all - no anti inflamatories.

    Salycilates are in so many things. Shampoo, skin products, sunscreen soap and anything containing preservatives. Look for benzoates in the ingredients list and avoid them. I make sure I avoid S in any product I can, so that my diet is a little easier. Let me know if you want to know the brands of the products I use. xx

  3. Hi there,
    Great read, I have been looking into food intolerances with my 2 year old son, I go tput onto a book by sue dengate called fail safe it is a fantastic book and it too talks about salycilites and what foods and products its found in.
    I hope you find these changes make a difference, I know it has with my son by simply removing bananas from his diet he is a happy little man once again and no longer chucks tantrums something so simple yet so effective :)

    Have a great week hun.