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MariaA
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I started a group at lymefriends (because it's easier to keep it organized than a single thread at lymenet) for sharing info on low carb diets, aka the diet that some LLMD's recommend for many people with Lyme:

http://www.lymefriends.com/group/healthylowcarbrecipes


Yes, you have to set up a profile to see the group, we have no control over that as lymefriends is running on software that requires it. After that, you can participate in the group all you wish.

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diet: http://lymefriends.ning.com/group/healthylowcarbrecipes
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Need Lots of Help
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Jez,

I need to join!! But, I think I need more help than anyone can give me!!

I am hungry all the time and it is driving me nuts!! I have never been overweight, but I am now!

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Maria,

Where in NC are you from? I was born and raised in Lumberton, NC.

Do you think you got lyme there?? I know I did. I will go over and check out the group tomorrow, thanks for the info!!

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Maria,
I didn't mean to change your picture there, you can change it back! I saw you didn't have one so I put one on, and then I saw one flash just as mine went up. So I apologize!

Great group, great idea, thanks so much for starting it!!!

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MariaA
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aah, that's who put up the new picture, I thought it was the Photoshop fairies.... I'll put back the other one, it involved some yummy-looking dinner dish.

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MariaA
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I just edited all the recipes so as to make it easier to navigate if you have brainfog:

-I added an 'effort rating' for each recipe. Mostly, they show which recipes are 'extremely low effort' or 'low effort', I think that's what you're going to care about the most

-I added a note to the titles that says whether you need an odd ingredient like glycerine


Maybe someday this can be turned into a separate website- Cooking for Lyme Patients or something. I fantasize about a really good 'search' function that lets you search recipes based on your effort level, other restrictions (like gluten-free or allergies), etc. It won't be hard to set it up.

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Find me at Lymefriends, I post under the same name.
diet: http://lymefriends.ning.com/group/healthylowcarbrecipes
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Simple queston here: I drink coffee to stay awake, and I've been using sugar as a sweetener. What's a better sweetener to use? I don't like the taste of stevia.
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MariaA
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google lo han guo sweetener, it's very good-tasting compared to stevia. I put up some links about it in the 'alternative sweeteners' thread in the lymefriends group:

http://www.lymefriends.com/group/healthylowcarbrecipes/forum/topics/info-alternative-sweeteners

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Oh, jez, attack of the lyme disease.....I had heard of a good sweetner.

Xylitol......is that right, at health food stores?? But, I have never tried it.

I found this just because I didn't want to be giving bad advice...

What is Xylitol?

Pure xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. On food labels, xylitol is classified broadly as a carbohydrate and more narrowly as a polyol. Because xylitol is only slowly absorbed and partially utilized, a reduced calorie claim is allowed: 2.4 calories per gram or 40% less than other carbohydrates.

Xylitol has been used in foods since the 1960's. It is a popular sweetener for the diabetic diet in some countries. In the U.S., xylitol is approved as a food additive in unlimited quantity for foods with special dietary purposes.

Over 25 years of testing in widely different conditions confirm that xylitol is the best sweetener for teeth. Xylitol use reduces tooth decay rates both in high-risk groups (high caries prevalence, poor nutrition, and poor oral hygiene) and in low risk groups (low caries incidence using all current prevention recommendations). Sugarfree chewing gums and candies made with xylitol as the principal sweetener have already received official endorsements from six national dental associations.


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MariaA
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I just added some recipes for 'breads' and crackers to the group.

I'm sorry that you have to join Lymefriends to see the link, but that's out of our control, it's how the website software that runs Lymefriends works.

Here is the link:

low-carb breads recipes thread (I'll add more to this as time goes on):

http://www.lymefriends.com/group/healthylowcarbrecipes/forum/topics/recipe-breads-without-wheat


Oat bran-sunflower-tahini crackers (they are incredibly good and easy to make):
http://www.lymefriends.com/group/healthylowcarbrecipes/forum/topics/recipe-oat-bran

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Find me at Lymefriends, I post under the same name.
diet: http://lymefriends.ning.com/group/healthylowcarbrecipes
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MariaA
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Also, very easy fake mashed potatoes that taste great even if you're not on a diet (I serve this to normal, healthy people all the time and they love it):
low-carb 'mashed potatoes' made from cauliflower:

http://www.lymefriends.com/group/healthylowcarbrecipes/forum/topics/recipe-incredibly-good

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Find me at Lymefriends, I post under the same name.
diet: http://lymefriends.ning.com/group/healthylowcarbrecipes
Homemade Probiotics thread
Herbal Links Thread

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