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Lonibel
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   Posted 1/18/2007 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
How about starting a thread for just recipes?  Especially if you're trying to eat alkaline?  I'm trying, but it's hard.  I'm starved for carbohydrates, and just starved in general and I'm so skinny.....Well, tonight I had
 
Escarole sauteed with olive oil and garlic.  To this I added some cut-up turkey (from last night), half of a baked potato, and some chicken stock.  It was quite good.
 
 
Challenges for me:  Taking lunch to work, and breakfast.  Those millet puffs don't stay in my stomach very long and I get HUNGRY.  I take almonds and dates and goat cheese to snack on.

DANIE
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   Posted 1/19/2007 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Use very little olive oil and garlic since they are acidic - just while you are really suffering - after that they are great. Don't use potatoes, use sweet potatoes (the white ones) or yams.

Use quinoa grains, very filling and lots of protein for breakfast and any other time. Mix in a banana or just about anything else.

The point of an alkaline diet is to really heal the esophagus not for GREAT FOOD, just nutritious food is all one needs while suffering and healing.

DANIE
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   Posted 1/19/2007 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Avocados are great, if you like them that is.

Steamed fish fillet, sole, cod etc.

Spinach/kale/string beans (no kidney or other kinds of beans)

Tofu is a great protein and very alkaline, mix in with other vegetables.

Lonibel
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   Posted 1/19/2007 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Danie,

We all need nutritious food, but some of us need high caloric food. Yes, I eat quinoa for breakfast (although in the acid/alkaline-forming list I read it was grouped together with wheat). Then there's bananas, avocados, and yams... Tofu doesn't do great things in my stomach. In the meantime, I'm 5'9" and 116-118 lbs. So the best I can do is eat the best I can - I will never be able to eat straight alkaline.

How about putting straight lemon juice into a capsule and swallowing it?

Lonibel
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   Posted 1/25/2007 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
MILLET - why don't they do more commercially with this alkaline grain? I just found some in the bulk section of the natural foods section.

Added 2 1/2 cups of water to one cup of millet.
Bring to a boil. Cover, lower temperature and cook 35 minutes.

When it was done, I added some yellow miso (fermented tofu - don't cook because you destroy the live bacteria). It wasn't bad - sort of like a polenta, and about the same color.

Lonibel
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   Posted 1/25/2007 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have any ideas on what to take to work for lunch?

DANIE
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   Posted 2/10/2007 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
For breakfast or snack -
They sell PUFFED millet in the cereal section in many supermarkets. You can sprinkle it with a tiny bit of sugar (not much since sugar is acidic) and cinnamon (cinnamon is very alkaline), a little soy milk.

Remember to chew cinnamon gum (Trident found in supermarkets) after you eat. It produces saliva and saliva is alkaline. Of course, this is only if you like cinnamon and if you don't mind chewing gum for a little bit.

DANIE
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   Posted 2/10/2007 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
For breakfast or snack -
They sell PUFFED millet in the cereal section in many supermarkets. You can sprinkle it with a tiny bit of sugar (not much since sugar is acidic) and cinnamon (cinnamon is very alkaline), a little soy milk.

Remember to chew cinnamon gum (Trident found in supermarkets) after you eat. It produces saliva and saliva is alkaline. Of course, this is only if you like cinnamon and if you don't mind chewing gum for a little bit.

Lonibel,
Eat alot of sweet potatoes (very alkaline, unlike regular potatoes which are acid), as I posted above, for calories. Remember they are not yams (the orange ones) they are white like regular potatoes.

DANIE
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   Posted 2/11/2007 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Indersonu,
Please look at alkaline foods, most of the foods you list are totally acidic. Acidic food will not help you heal it will just keep prolonging your misery.

RandyDandy
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   Posted 2/11/2007 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Indersona, it seems to me that you and Danie are at times totally opposite in what you give out for advice. I know Danie's background with gerd and actually being cured but what is your background? Did you have gerd and did you cure yourself.

The reason I ask is because about a week or so ago you told everyone here not to take the DGL because of some reason which I can't remember but it annoyed me because DGL was the only thing that helped me in two years and it took only 8 days from the time I took it to start getting relief. Now I am almost cured. Had I listend to you Indersona that day and not taken the DGL, I can assure everyone here that I would still be searching and complaining.

Could you explain to everyone one more time why you do not recommend the DGL to anyone? and what is your background on having this gerd/acid refux and are you 100% cured like Danie is? Thank you.

DANIE
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   Posted 2/11/2007 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Inder,

You are obviously not cured since you still take medication - sorry about that.

I don't know what exactly your problem is with magnesium. As I said before, magnesium is one of the most important minerals we can take. You should not take huge dosages of magnesium, there are guidelines for all vitamins and supplements.
Actually magnesium and calcium are two supplements that help reduce acid in the stomach and

I don't know what your problem is with DGL either (as you say it has magnesium) but if you choose not to use it fine but don't go around saying it will damage your intestines.

I just don't know where you get your information!

As I said to you before, have you read all the REALLY FINE PRINT (get a magnifying glass, it's that small and for very good reason) on the drug you are taking for GERD???
That should scare the hell out of you, not taking a natural supplement like DGL for a very short period of time!
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