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#465116 - 03/18/12 04:37 PM carrots and beets
DocRox Offline
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Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 42
Loc: Canada
Can anyone tell me whether carrots and beets are acceptable on the NSD? I have read conflicting info about the starchiness of these veggies. thank you!
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Dx with AS in 2000, after birth of my 4th child. Through hell & back with pain/immobility & out of control inflammation. (Vioxx was my BF)
Received healing from Jesus (spine is now UNFUSED!)
Homeopathics- amazing!
Rebuilding my body... some days I struggle, right hip is locked & flares the most, but God is good and I am alive!
Proteolytic Enzymes, Nutra- Fix Probiotics, Vit C, D3, E,
B complex, KappArrest and BioAllay (Biotics Research) for pain and inflammation
Low dose naltrexone, NSD

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#465120 - 03/18/12 05:54 PM Re: carrots and beets [Re: DocRox]
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Iron_AS_Kicker

Registered: 02/16/10
Posts: 1046
Loc: CA, USA
Depends on how strict you are about No starch. I'm skeptical that any of us achieve an ideal zero-point-zero amount of starch in our diet. It is really hard to avoid trace amounts creeping in. If one is highly sensitive to starch and aiming towards the ideal goal, then carrots and beets are definitely out, since they have been documented to contain starch. On the other hand, there are people who can not tolerate many forms of starch, but can still handle raw carrots. Perhaps beets are in the same category (can they be eaten raw?)

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#465125 - 03/18/12 06:17 PM Re: carrots and beets [Re: SJLC]
Sue22 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/08
Posts: 20633
Loc: Upstate NY
maybe its due to the sugars converting to starch as the veggie matures / after it is picked. that happens with a lot of veggies.
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Spondyloarthropathy, HLAB27 negative
Humira (still methylprednisone for flares, just not as often. Aleve if needed, rarely.)
LDN/zanaflex/flector patches over SI/ice
vits C, D. probiotics. hyaluronic acid. CoQ, Mg, Ca, K.
chiro
walk, bike
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs, limited yeast (bread)

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#465129 - 03/18/12 06:54 PM Re: carrots and beets [Re: DocRox]
inkyfingers Offline
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Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 1593
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
I can get away with carrots and beetroot in their raw form - grated in salads..... but would not eat them cooked as the cell walls have been breached and the starch is therefor e available to the gut...
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#465131 - 03/18/12 07:30 PM Re: carrots and beets [Re: SJLC]
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Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 42
Loc: Canada
THANKS!
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Dx with AS in 2000, after birth of my 4th child. Through hell & back with pain/immobility & out of control inflammation. (Vioxx was my BF)
Received healing from Jesus (spine is now UNFUSED!)
Homeopathics- amazing!
Rebuilding my body... some days I struggle, right hip is locked & flares the most, but God is good and I am alive!
Proteolytic Enzymes, Nutra- Fix Probiotics, Vit C, D3, E,
B complex, KappArrest and BioAllay (Biotics Research) for pain and inflammation
Low dose naltrexone, NSD

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#465132 - 03/18/12 07:32 PM Re: carrots and beets [Re: Sue22]
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Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 42
Loc: Canada
HI Sue, thank you for the explanation... i guess Borcht (beet soup) is out then :-(......
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Dx with AS in 2000, after birth of my 4th child. Through hell & back with pain/immobility & out of control inflammation. (Vioxx was my BF)
Received healing from Jesus (spine is now UNFUSED!)
Homeopathics- amazing!
Rebuilding my body... some days I struggle, right hip is locked & flares the most, but God is good and I am alive!
Proteolytic Enzymes, Nutra- Fix Probiotics, Vit C, D3, E,
B complex, KappArrest and BioAllay (Biotics Research) for pain and inflammation
Low dose naltrexone, NSD

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#465133 - 03/18/12 07:34 PM Re: carrots and beets [Re: inkyfingers]
DocRox Offline
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Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 42
Loc: Canada
inkyfingers, this makes sence! thank you!
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Dx with AS in 2000, after birth of my 4th child. Through hell & back with pain/immobility & out of control inflammation. (Vioxx was my BF)
Received healing from Jesus (spine is now UNFUSED!)
Homeopathics- amazing!
Rebuilding my body... some days I struggle, right hip is locked & flares the most, but God is good and I am alive!
Proteolytic Enzymes, Nutra- Fix Probiotics, Vit C, D3, E,
B complex, KappArrest and BioAllay (Biotics Research) for pain and inflammation
Low dose naltrexone, NSD

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#465135 - 03/18/12 09:09 PM Re: carrots and beets [Re: DocRox]
FormerFoodie Offline
Black_Belt_AS_Kicker

Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 447
Loc: SF Bay Area, California, USA
I respond unfavorably to most root vegetables. frown

Carrots and beets are off-limits to me, which is unfortunate, because I absolutely love beets.

The only starchy root veggies that I can eat are garlic and ginger.

Good luck!
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#465151 - 03/19/12 12:50 AM Re: carrots and beets [Re: DocRox]
Alinus Offline
Ninja_AS_Kicker

Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 839
Loc: Romania, Suceava
i do well on carrots and celery root. raw.
beetroot - only when not in a minor flare.


Edited by Alinus (03/19/12 12:51 AM)
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Also UC - rectocolitis.

UC curently in remission since feb 2011.
AS/USpA remission march-aug 2011. Flare - sept-nov 2011 (antibiotics). Remission now...

Modified NSD/SCD. Cook your own !
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