Raw potato diet/naturopathic doctor

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TheSiXness
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   Posted 6/12/2013 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
went to a naturpathic doctor yesterday and she told me that slippery elm, natures three ( psyllium, oat, apple ) , vita lemon and food enzymes could help me out. Haven't tried all of these, but I may.

Anyways, I was waiting for her and noticed some books about digestion. In this book it mentioned that a raw potato diet helps the body rebuild the proper alkaline to acid ratio. it says that the benefits could take 2 months to a year to manifest, but slowly the potato diet would slowly repair the lining in the stomach. It than went on to talk about how the irish lived off of potato's and had very little stomach ailments. I found this interesting, I was wondering if anyone else has heard this or tried eating a potato diet for gerd?

Worth a shot if your refractory to western meds.

Alcie
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   Posted 6/13/2013 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Not meaning to disagree, only to add a caveat:

Potatoes are a member of the nightshade family,
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/523041-the-risks-of-eating-raw-potatoes/#ixzz2W6Sj08eu The Irish cooked their potatoes.

On the other hand, I eat oatmeal daily. I often put some applesauce on top for a nice addition to the flavor.

I would get testing from a real doctor before adding enzymes. If you are older you may have a deficiency.

TheSiXness
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   Posted 6/13/2013 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm rather hesitant to start digestive enzymes, I've tried betain hcl and pepsin capsules... Within 5 minutes it felt like a firework went off in my mouth.

I liked your article. It definitely seemed to hammer home a different point than what I read in my naturpathic doctors book. It seems like cooking potato's would be better over all. Anyways, I think I'm gonna get my Irish on and start eating more potatoes just to give it a go. Their definitely a Gerd safe food nonetheless.

On my food ph chart that I made up. It says potato's have a ph between 5.6-6.0 or 5.4-5.9

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ak6HanD9BqZKdHVNOWI4bnlNM2Zxc3RGeEdzbU9DR1E#gid=0

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DOGGBONES
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   Posted 6/13/2013 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I take digestive enzymes at times, the ones I take don't have pepsin or hcl in them at all. I don't have the bottle with me but the enzymes in them are for fat, lactose, protien etc.

TheSiXness
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   Posted 6/13/2013 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
That seems like a better option than the ones my nature doctor wanted me to take. The ones she wanted me to take had HCL and Pepsin in it.
-TheSixness-

DOGGBONES
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   Posted 6/13/2013 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I take the GNC brand, I think it's called GNC mutli-formual digestive enzymes. Again no pepsin or hcl.
 
You should be able to look it up on thier website or on amazon to see whats in it.

TheSiXness
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   Posted 6/13/2013 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
ahh, I'll have to check those out when I'm at the GNC. Yesterday I picked up a supplement that's called intestinal soothe and build by Nature's sunshine. It has slippery elm bark, chamomile flowers, plantain leaves, rosehips fruit, bugleweed aerial parts and marshammlow root extract.

Seemed like a really good frankenstein mixture, so I thought I'd pick it up. I noticed about 2 hours after taking it that my stomach/ intestines felt above average. I even thought to myself "dang my intestines feel good"

DOGGBONES
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   Posted 6/13/2013 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Feeling good.....always feels good! turn

opnwhl4
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   Posted 6/13/2013 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
The only worry I have about raw taters is that if you have slow emptying will they ferment any? I know you can make vodka from raw taters.

Take care,
Bill
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Alcie
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   Posted 6/13/2013 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
In the article I posted above it says they WILL ferment.

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   Posted 6/13/2013 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Alcie, I hadn't read it yet.

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Bill
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DOGGBONES
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   Posted 6/14/2013 5:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Taters are a heavy stratch, that means slow to digest and yes ferment.
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