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These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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Now, in terms of "sugar" that get's a bit more complicated ;-)

However if you are planning on enjoying some of the above cereals or waffles, they may already be pre-sweented with (brown rice syrup or evap. cane syrup) or they may not. If they aren't then perhaps you might be interested in xylitol sweetened products:

Xylitol Gums & Mints

B-Fresh, Clen Dent, & Xoponent http://www.globalsweet.com

Epic Dental http://www.epicdental.com/

Smart:)Smile http://www.xylipro.com/products.html

Spry Dental http://www.xlear.com/spry/

Sweetlife http://www.sweetlife.com.au/p_chewing.htm

Unique Sweet http://www.vrp.com/

Xylichew http://www.tundratrading.com/text/mints.html

Xylitol Sugars (crystals, powder & packets)

Miracle Sweet http://www.thesweetlifesweets.com/product.htm

Nature's Provision http://www.xylipro.com/products.html

Now Foods http://www.nowfoods.com/index.php/SWEETENE...alog/cat_id/883

Perfect Sweet http://www.sweetlife.com.au/p_perfect.html

Smart Sweet, Xylitol Granules http://www.globalsweet.com

Unique Sweet http://www.vrp.com/ or http://www.uniquesweet.com

Xylitol Crystals http://www.xylitolnow.com/XylitolProducts.html

Xylosweet http://www.xlear.com/xylosweet/

Xylitol Jams, Syrups & Preserves ;-)

Nature's Hollow http://search.store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/nsea...om/nsearch.html - also has ketchup (or you can have Westbrae's unsweetened catsup)!

Smart Sweet http://www.globalsweet.com/Smart-Sweet-Jams-Nutr.html

Xylitol Baked Goods

Betty Lou's, Inc. (Protein & Energy Bars & Balls) http://bettylousinc.com/search/default.asp...w=Gluten%2DFree - Gluten-Free but most contain Whey, Soy or Nuts

Fran Gare's Decadent Dessert Mixes (Gluten-Free)http://www.thesweetlifesweets.com/product.htm

(shop around to find the best pricing)

Why am I "pushing" Xylitol, well cuz it tastes like you are cheating, but you aren't!!! It doesn't have the same glycemic, nor fat, response as the other sweetners, nor does it have the lasting unpleasant side effects of other sugar alcohols (maltitol). Plus it's supposedly good at preventing dental caries, ear infections, candida etc. In fact we produce 5 - 15g of this naturally and over time, we should be able to tolerate 20g - 30g at time for a maxiumum of 60g - 100g/day!

http://xylitol.org/

http://www.gtcnutrition.com/Test/index2.htm


These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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Cahsews are also very very potent against gram positive bacteria, thigns like dental abscess(sp?), leprosy, and the acne bacteria are destroyed when taking this(completely wiped out). Just something I though I would add. I believe the amount was 2oz. each day for 4 days. Don't take anyting for a few days and repeat.

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Thanks alot for that sweetjade smile.gif.

Blackbird, Really? So by eating 4oz. a day of cahsew nuts will kill of the acne bacteria from the body? eusa_think.gif Interesting.

Thanks alot,

Tom


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For those struggling to get rid of that last 10% - 20% acne, it may very well be due to the types of sugar (or lack of fiber from vegetables and whole fruits, etc) that you are consuming. So here's something that may help you figure it out:

Additional "Natural" Sugar/Sweetener Options

Best Choice

Xylitol - most well tolerated (only a 2 week adjustment period) and offers additional benefits that the other sugar alcohols (maltitol, sorbitol, etc) do not.

Herbal Sweetners - Stevia and there's another but they have this weird aftertaste.

Hopefuls

Brown Rice Syrup - metabolizes steadily, only 11g/tbsp carbs. Can be made from Barley (???) for those of us avoiding Gluten so read labels

Date Sugar - metabolizes slower than sugar, has lots of fiber and only 9g of carbs/tbsp.

Most Whole Fruits / Dried Fruits - due to fiber content

Blended Whole Fruit Shakes - due to fiber content

Glucose Variations (may develop tiny sugar pimples or cysts)

Evaporated Cane Sugar (Sucanat)

Evaporated Cane Juice (Rapadura)

Beet Sugar (sucrose)

Brown Sugar

Table Sugar (cane sugar/sucrose)

Glucose

Honey (?)

Organice Sodas (sweetened with one of the above)

In-Betweeners (may develop certain types of acne due to higher fructose)

Fruit Juice Sweeteners

Fruit Juice Concentrates

100% Fruit Juice (lacking fiber content)

Fruitsource

Avoids - Fructose Variations (may develop cysts & more likely to convert into fat):

Non-100% Juice or Sodas

Fruitrim

Fructose

Corn Syrup

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Agave Nectar


These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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Sweetjade,

Have you done any baking with xylitol? Your post prompted me to read more about it. I love baking, and especially the challenge of making yummy dairy/sugar free desserts. I usually use brown rice syrup, but I would love to try this. On some website that is selling it, they say it can simply be used in place of sugar in equal amounts. Have you found that to be true?


My regimen:

Eat regularly: a wide variety of vegetables, eggs, meat/fish, cheese, yogurt, butter, fruit, nuts/seeds.

Occasionally eat: beans, squash, potatoes.

Don't eat: sugar, grains, most processed food.


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Sweetjade,

Have you done any baking with xylitol?  Your post prompted me to read more about it.  I love baking, and especially the challenge of making yummy dairy/sugar free desserts.  I usually use brown rice syrup, but I would love to try this.  On some website that is selling it, they say it can simply be used in place of sugar in equal amounts.  Have you found that to be true?


These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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Here's a list of flours and underneath is a check mark or an X to indicate whether they are gluten free or wheat free:

http://www.wheat-free.org/wheat-free-flour.html


These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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Sweetjade,

If you mean how is brown rice syrup working for me in regards to my acne? I couldn't say. I was a sugar avoider even before I got acne, although I did use things like maple syrup. I like brown rice syrup because it is nice and mellow, not too sweet. All it is is cooked brown rice that they have evaportated most of the water out of, which leaves the syrup, so it is a whole food. I know it's popular in macrobiotics.

As for milk/creamy stuff for baking, it really depends on the recipe. Sometimes soymilk (Westsoy makes an unsweetened one that is just soybeans and water), sometimes silken tofu. You can make a great "cheesecake" with silken tofu. Also, if you want a "buttermilk" sub, you can add a little lemon juice to soymilk. (not sure if you avoid soy?) Sometimes I use tahini in cookies. For "butter," again, it depends on the recipe, either canola or safflower oil or Earth Balance non-hydrogenated margarine.

Haha, I like the part about your mom wanting to make something you can eat. My mom has become a fabulous vegan chef while trying to cater to my pickiness.

Carrie


My regimen:

Eat regularly: a wide variety of vegetables, eggs, meat/fish, cheese, yogurt, butter, fruit, nuts/seeds.

Occasionally eat: beans, squash, potatoes.

Don't eat: sugar, grains, most processed food.


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Carrie,

Yeah I figured you were probably using soy. I actually came across a vegan cheesecake site unfortunately they aren't glutenfree but that's how they make their cheesecake formulas. I don't have a problem with it, especially if I could get a good tasting enough cheesecake from it. Unfortunately, no buckwheat cake for me today...buckwheat is too strong to use alone and I must mix with arrowroot, rice, or some other flour.

What I've been using has been 100% juice for anything that calls for milk when baking, smart balance margarine (gotta check out earth naturals) and applesauce isntead of oil. I've also managed to find pure vanilla extract made without alcohols or sweetners! So now I've just gotta find something to bake =)

Thanks


These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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OK, so I found a website that gave me more clarification as to why brown rice syrup would be "better" than corn syrup....it's a complex carbohydrate sweetener! Why didn't I think of THAT one??? ;-)

Sweeteners

I have a great concern about the overuse of refined sugar, corn syrup, and similar highly refined simple carbohydrate sweeteners. Over consumption of refined sugar crowds out an appetite for wholesome and nourishing foods. This has led to serious malnutrition in a nation of obesity. Refined sugars flood the bloodstream with instant and short-lived “energy�, which then plummets to low, fatiguing levels of blood sugar. The skyrocketing levels of Type II Diabetes are blamed on our huge consumption of simple sugars. And finally, dental caries barely exists in societies where the only sugars consumed are “gifts from nature�, such as honey and raw sugarcane stalks. The average American consumes 139 lbs of refined sugar every year. That is more than two pounds per week. Most of us started off with mother’s milk, which is very sweet…which helps to explain the “sweet tooth� most of us seem to have. As long as we pay attention to quality and quantity, having a yearning for sweet is not problematic.

Sweeteners/sugars are either simple carbohydrates or complex carbohydrates. Simple carbs (the more refined sugars which are also nutrient poor) are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, causing the pancreas to crank out insulin to whisk away the excess, resulting very quickly in low blood sugar/fatigue. I prefer sweetening with complex carbs (such as barley malt and brown rice syrup) which are absorbed into the bloodstream at a slower more moderate pace. Sustained energy levels and nourishment are the result of complex carb consumption. If I could eradicate one item from the American diet, it would be artificial sweeteners. They are devoid of nutrients, falsely promise weight loss, and are a concoction of chemicals that the body is not designed to digest.

• Stevia - Stevia is a wonderful addition to the American diet. Stevia rebaudiana originates from Paraguay, has no calories, is an excellent alternative for diabetics and others who have blood sugar irregularities because it does not affect blood sugar levels at all, and does not promote dental caries.

• Honey - Honey is a simple carb, with a few more nutrients that refined sugar, and should be used sparingly. Some people with allergies find benefit from eating local honey which contains small amounts of local pollen.

• Molasses - Black strap molasses is rich in minerals, especially iron and calcium. It has a deliciously bitter taste to it, but because of its very strong flavor, is not used as a sweetening agent in many recipes. It is great drizzled in oatmeal. I take a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses with a few sunflower seeds every morning for an iron boost.

• maple syrup - Maple syrup is a simple carb…so it has an immediate effect on the blood sugar levels. It should be consumed sparingly and organically, to avoid the contamination of formaldehyde which is used in the extraction process.

• Brown rice syrup - Brown rice syrup is a complex carb, and is slowly absorbed in the bloodstream. It has a butterscotch-type flavor and is an excellent sweetener in baked goods. It is an excellent alternative to refined sugar.

• Amasake - Amasake is a thick, almost creamy pudding liquid made from sweet rice and koji, the fermenting catalyst in Japanese foods such as miso, sake, soy sauce, etc. The carbohydrate/sugar is more complex than honey, sugar or maple syrup. Because it is pre-digested, it is a great source of energy since it doesn’t require energy to digest, and it is nutrient dense. …a great athletic performance boost.

• Barley rice syrup - Barley malt syrup is also a more complex carbohydrate for sustained blood sugar levels. It has a gentle, light, sweetness and is a lovely substitute for corn syrup in pecan pie or drizzled on pancakes instead of maple syrup [NOT Gluten Free].

• Date sugar - Date sugar, if consumed in excess, will affect the blood sugar levels as white sugar. However, it is unrefined (made purely from dehydrated dates), and is nourishing. It is used primarily as a topping for breakfast cereals, atop baked goods after baking, and sprinkled on yoghurt, etc.

• Agave nectar - I have not had the pleasure to taste agave nectar, but I have heard that it has a very pleasant and sweet flavor. Native American Indians have used agave in various forms medicinally and the nectar is high in calcium. It would be an excellent sweetener.

• FruitSource - This sweetener is made with grape juice concentrate and brown rice syrup. It is a better choice than refined white sugar, but must be used in moderation.

Individual palates are the determining factor with baking and sweetening drinks. Generally speaking with regard to baking, liquid sweeteners replacing dry sweeteners necessitate addition of more flour in the recipe. Stevia is excellent for sweetening coffee and tea, as it does not overpower the subtle flavors of tea or impose on the flavor of the coffee and can also be used in baking.

Diabetics, of necessity, should introduce complex carbohydrates and other wholesome foods heavily into their daily diets…and eliminate simple carbohydrates. This is easily said, I know. But it can be successful, taken one step at a time, slowly decreasing amounts of sweets, until the palate truly enjoys the tastes of wholesome foods. At that point, a piece of whole grain bread is deliciously sweet with nothing added. Of the sweeteners listed, stevia is by far the best for diabetics, but any of the other complex carb sweeteners (barley malt syrup, brown rice syrup) could be used in moderation.

We would ALL benefit from using the more natural, “close to nature� sweeteners in moderation.

Artificial sweeteners should never be used by anyone. There is a political controversy regarding stevia. The sugar industry would be adversely affected by the introduction of stevia as a food. It is a superior and healthful alternative to refined white sugar and would most likely seriously challenge the refined sugar industry. As a result of this controversy, stevia can only be termed a food supplement, not a sweetener

http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:

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These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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Sweetjade,

So you want to avoid soy? You could probably make a "cheesecake" using pumpkin or winter squash (it would be a pumpkin cheesecake obviously) and a little arrowroot to thicken it up. Some other things that can be used to thicken are tapioca flour and agar. Sometimes, my mom uses hazelnut flour for cheesecake crusts. (not sure which nuts you avoid). Or maybe you could find some gf ginger snaps?

Happy baking!

Oh, I have another idea. Maybe look at some raw food recipes for desserts. Since they aren't baking it, they don't usually have things like flour or egg/dairy in them. Usually no sugar either.

I have some recipes for raw vegan apple pie. It is gf, sugar free but does call for walnuts. Not sure on your nut status. I also have a vegan, gf, sugar free, fudge recipe. Again, that one has nuts - cashews.


My regimen:

Eat regularly: a wide variety of vegetables, eggs, meat/fish, cheese, yogurt, butter, fruit, nuts/seeds.

Occasionally eat: beans, squash, potatoes.

Don't eat: sugar, grains, most processed food.


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Holy crap pumpkin cheesecake is the best dessert ever. wub.gif

It's like the pilgrims version of crack.

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Holy crap pumpkin cheesecake is the best dessert ever.  wub.gif

It's like the pilgrims version of crack.


My regimen:

Eat regularly: a wide variety of vegetables, eggs, meat/fish, cheese, yogurt, butter, fruit, nuts/seeds.

Occasionally eat: beans, squash, potatoes.

Don't eat: sugar, grains, most processed food.


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No vegan, a cook would chop off your head for that. NO offence to vegans but no matter how good you are at cooking your foods, the equivalent dishes albiet less healthy(In some ways) ones will always taste better. I think vegans just have it in their heads so much that no meat or dairy in dishes tastes better, when deep down they are really in denile and crave a juicy steak or that deliciously fattening cheesecake.

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No vegan, a cook would chop off your head for that. NO offence to vegans but no matter how good you are at cooking your foods, the equivalent dishes albiet less healthy(In some ways) ones will always taste better. I think vegans just have it in their heads so much that no meat or dairy in dishes tastes better, when deep down they are really in denile and crave a juicy steak or that deliciously fattening cheesecake.


My regimen:

Eat regularly: a wide variety of vegetables, eggs, meat/fish, cheese, yogurt, butter, fruit, nuts/seeds.

Occasionally eat: beans, squash, potatoes.

Don't eat: sugar, grains, most processed food.


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Sorry, but you're WRONG.  smile.gif  My mom couldn't get me to eat meat even as a baby, and dairy is so mucousy it makes me gag. 

Tell all that to my carnivorous brothers who always think they want my dad's grilled meat, until they taste what I'm having and eat that instead.  Being vegan makes you a better cook because you rely on spices, herbs, and FOOD for flavor instead of just FAT and BLOOD!


These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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When I first became vegan, I could only find a few cookbooks. Now it seems like there are more and more all the time. Lorna Sass has some really good ones. She is a pressure cooker goddess, but even if you don't have one, her recipes are great. She'll make you want a pressure cooker though. I used to be afraid of them. Now I don't know how I'd live w/o mine.

-Lorna Sass' Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure

-The New Vegan Cookbook, also by Lorna Sass (no pressure cooker required for that one).

-Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson

-A Celebration of Wellness by Nathalie Cedarquist.

My grandma gave me one called Passionate Vegetarian by Cresent Dragonwagon. That one isn't vegan, but it's HUGE and offers lots of vegan options.


My regimen:

Eat regularly: a wide variety of vegetables, eggs, meat/fish, cheese, yogurt, butter, fruit, nuts/seeds.

Occasionally eat: beans, squash, potatoes.

Don't eat: sugar, grains, most processed food.


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Just wanted to add....

www.veganchef.com has some awesome recipes. I've never been disappointed with anything I've made off there.

www.christinacooks.com. I've never made anything off of this website, but a lot of the recipes look great and she uses brown rice syrup in almost all her dessert recipes. Note that she also uses olive oil in dessert recipes.. I would not recommend this, but you could easily sub a more neutral tasting oil.


My regimen:

Eat regularly: a wide variety of vegetables, eggs, meat/fish, cheese, yogurt, butter, fruit, nuts/seeds.

Occasionally eat: beans, squash, potatoes.

Don't eat: sugar, grains, most processed food.


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Just wanted to add....

www.veganchef.com  has some awesome recipes.  I've never been disappointed with anything I've made off there.

www.christinacooks.com.  I've never made anything off of this website, but a lot of the recipes look great and she uses brown rice syrup in almost all her dessert recipes.  Note that she also uses olive oil in dessert recipes..  I would not recommend this, but you could easily sub a more neutral tasting oil.


These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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Thanks for the information Sweetjade. biggrin.gif

Thanks alot for that sweetjade smile.gif.

Blackbird, Really? So by eating 4oz. a day of cahsew nuts will kill of the acne bacteria from the body? eusa_think.gif Interesting.

Thanks alot,

Tom


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