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Ugh --- I'm lactose intolerant!

Probiotics can help, even rid you of it if you're lucky. There's on, Lactose Defense or something containing bacillus coagulans that is supposed to help all day.

You can buy Lacteez drops online, add it 24 hours ahead of time to anything you buy that's dairy and likely tolerate it well, too.

about 8 hours ago
mcf in Special Diets

Saveur's new look

I subscribed for the first time this year. Bored to tears, uninspired and not renewing.

1 day ago
mcf in Food Media & News

What to add to this pasta salad recipe?

I'd ditch the parm and use a good feta instead, with pitted kalamata olives and halved grape or cherry tomatoes. Good grind of fgbp at the table. Dress with EVOO.

1 day ago
mcf in Home Cooking
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Retire where?

And if he's from the NE, real estate prices will seem cheap, too.

1 day ago
mcf in Not About Food

Are Buffet Plates Déclassé? (what tableware is on your buffet?)

Put them under stuff and call them chargers, or get rid of them if that's not your thing. I had some glass buffet plates that were 13", which guests found too big and unwieldy. 12 inches drew no such complaints. I still use the smaller ones occasionally.

Oct 17, 2014
mcf in Cookware

Chicken Club Sandwich - On Long Island

Yes, that's my only gripe, too. Too much bread, not enough protein for me.

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

Actually, acid blocking drugs tend to cause it, by stopping the acid that kills pathogens and slowing (in my case, stopping) gut motility. Taking the cram course, learning how many ways there are to destroy your gut flora and digestion. Pancreatin helps a lot, though, and adding hydrochloric acid, too.

I can eat very fresh chicken, veal, mushy zucchin and string beans most easily, taking a diamine oxidase supp with every meal, along with enzymes and HCL. THis is prime cooking season with cooler weather coming... trying to focus on not making this feel like a sentence for DH, too.

Oct 17, 2014
mcf in Special Diets

How do I bulk up my sandy garden?

Congrats on the worms... if you build it, they will come!

Oct 16, 2014
mcf in Gardening

How do I bulk up my sandy garden?

I probably would not have used the peat. Whenever I start a new bed, I chuck the clay/sandy soil I have, and fill with composted manure with rotted leaf mold, and topsoil. You can get it more cheaply if you let them dump it on your property, but then you have to fill your own bed. I'd just buy some bags of the composted stuff and add it, taking out about half of last year's stuff. Also, definitely make use of the terrific extension office you have in R'Head.
Even potting soil needs lime for the best maters. :-)

ETA: after your garden plants are done, you can try seeding with rye grass, then turning it under to feed the soil. Also, do you have a good supply of worms in there? If not, buy some. They'll aerate and also add a lot of fertilizer.

Oct 16, 2014
mcf in Gardening
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I think I have a garlic intolerance, anyone else?

Oct 16, 2014
mcf in Special Diets

I think I have a garlic intolerance, anyone else?

If bromelain helps, Pancreatin might help more.

Oct 16, 2014
mcf in Special Diets

Recipe development

Chia gel?

Oct 15, 2014
mcf in Home Cooking

I think I have a garlic intolerance, anyone else?

Yeah, I think so. Unless you buy from the dead yogurt section. :-)

Oct 15, 2014
mcf in Special Diets
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I think I have a garlic intolerance, anyone else?

That was the least of it, and right now, I'm so histamine intolerant from the SIBO the meds for pain and inflammation caused that I'm afraid to even get it done.

I have small intestine bacterial overgrowth from antibiotics, acid reducing med, NSAID and Percocet use, and probiotic use while those shut down my gut movement and acid.

I can only eat small meals of either veal or chicken , very fresh and mushy zucchini or string beans with salt. I'm on a mast cell stabilizer.

Not cooking much, though trying to make husband feel like he's getting to eat decently. Right now I'm fasting because it's less sickening than eating the way I'm limited to.

Thanks for your concern.

Oct 15, 2014
mcf in Special Diets

I think I have a garlic intolerance, anyone else?

Yogurt is fermented by live cultures and the lactose is what feeds them, and is turned into lactic acid by the process. It's not like using lactase, which just breaks the lactose down into smaller, more digestible bits.

Oct 15, 2014
mcf in Special Diets
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I think I have a garlic intolerance, anyone else?

But tzatziki won't usually have lactose left in it if it's 24 hours old or more. Garlic is considered a trigger food in folks with IBS and other gut issues due to fructans, I think it is.

Oct 14, 2014
mcf in Special Diets

massapequa farmingdale itilian restaurant

http://www.veronafarmingdale.com/
Very nice, kind of old world style, very good food.

Oct 13, 2014
mcf in New York State (exc. NYC)

What can I do with my Kousa Dogwood fruit?

I just googled around and it varies from using a food mill and just chopping the whole thing up in a food processor for jam. I have a big tree full of them, I hope the birds appreciate us generously leaving them on there. :-)

Oct 07, 2014
mcf in Home Cooking

Antibiotics in Livestock: F.D.A. Finds Use Is Rising

If that soil is depleted of it's natural organism balance and you introduce just one source back into it, that won't work. Hence the movement to reintroduce soil based probiotics into humans instead of milk based ones. The whole balance is skewed. This isn't a mark against organics, it's a failure to understand the issue.

Oct 07, 2014
mcf in Food Media & News

Antibiotics in Livestock: F.D.A. Finds Use Is Rising

I would, too. but also, from produce use. 80% of the antibiotics manufactured in the U.S. are used in agriculture, but not just livestock/animals.

They apply it to plant crops, too. And it ends up in the soil, runoff into water supplies, etc.

All of that must be addressed to avoid resistant strains of pathogens, not to mention killing off all the immunity protecting organisms in our foods.

Oct 07, 2014
mcf in Food Media & News

Recommendations For Decaf Drip-Ground Coffee Beans

The best ever decaf, that I spend a lot on because it's one of the best coffees I've ever loved is Jim's Organic Together decaf. So rich, smooth, nice body. I blend it 50/50 with other coffees for morning, but guests always ask me what they're drinking when I serve it alone. It'e really damned good. http://www.jimsorganiccoffee.com/divi...

Oct 06, 2014
mcf in General Topics

1st date night away from our baby! (L.I.)

New Chilli and Curry, Woodbury Rd, Hicksville. Tiny superb Indian and Hakka Chinese food. Very long wait at the door after 6:30 or so, usually, but usually not before then.

Oct 06, 2014
mcf in New York State (exc. NYC)

Antibiotics in Livestock: F.D.A. Finds Use Is Rising

Avoiding animals raised on antibiotics in no way protects us from the damage done to the superbugs we pick up from all around us.

Unfortunately.

Oct 06, 2014
mcf in Food Media & News

Butterball goes "humane" for Thanksgiving. Really?

Not buying it.

Literally. Never have, actually.

Oct 05, 2014
mcf in Food Media & News

Antibiotics in Livestock: F.D.A. Finds Use Is Rising

Such an outrage. Broad spectrum, still potent, but for how long?

Oct 03, 2014
mcf in Food Media & News

Sending a healthy (ish) gift basket or snacks to hospital staff?

Except I don't normally eat any sugar, including fruit. It tasted normal to me, like fresh fruit, ripe, but not mushy, berries, grapes, melon, pineapple, etc.

Maybe one of the reasons they're so expensive is the need to buy properly ripened fruit and absorb losses if they go unused quickly.

Sep 30, 2014
mcf in Greater Boston Area

Sending a healthy (ish) gift basket or snacks to hospital staff?

All I can say is, when I sampled, it was ripe and sweet, no off flavorings. I think it's more like some stores do a better job of optimizing than others.

Sep 29, 2014
mcf in Greater Boston Area

Sending a healthy (ish) gift basket or snacks to hospital staff?

I've never tasted anything but fresh fruit, and I'm super sensitive to sweetness, as I eat very low carb. Even romaine lettuce tastes sweet to me. It's been years since I've tasted one, too, sent to a charity I volunteered at as a thank you. It was really good fruite, very pretty and folks loved the novelty of it, but it certainly isn't a great dollar for food value.

I suspect how ripe and good the fruit is varies a lot by proprietor.

Sep 29, 2014
mcf in Greater Boston Area

I think I have a garlic intolerance, anyone else?

Hard to say, I never eat without it, still had severe symptoms with it, but still gut infected/inflamed so time will tell. Right now the mast cell stabilizer is doing the heavy lifting and I still react to low histamine meals (and at 13 lbs weight loss in two weeks, I use "meals" loosely, more like two snacks per day) with tinnitus, leg shakes, lightheadedness and stomach ache. High histamine reaction foods just sit there, don't digest at all, even with high DAO supp.

Sep 28, 2014
mcf in Special Diets

I think I have a garlic intolerance, anyone else?

Not ready to use PA yet, slowly trying just small amounts of fermented stuff. I got compounded ketotifen which stops the skin itching but I still got loud tinnitus, spaciness and leg shaking/weakness from burrata with evoo this a.m. And that's one of my least bad foods.

I'm on a very low dose of ketotifen, though; very sedating. I'm sure once my gut stuff is gone, the HIT will improve.

Sep 28, 2014
mcf in Special Diets