Perry Said:NATURES GIFT DOG FOOD, how good are they?
We Answered:It seems okay, but these ingredients are of concern:
Sucrose, Rice, Food Acid (338), Glycerine, Sea Salt,
What kind of rice? Why is it not specified? Brown rice is better than white. If it was brown, I think they would have wrote that.
Sucrose? Why on earth would they put sugar in dog food? not good at all... same with Glycerine. And "food acid" ?? What?
Chad Said:How to flavour vanilla ice cream to coffee?
We Answered:You could and blend it in well and re-freeze.
Joel Said:Are there any recipes for chicory beans ?
We Answered:you can use those beans in bean pies they taste the best.
Brent Said:Are these ingredients safe for dogs?
We Answered:Yup. Perfectly safe, actually my dogs get Liver every day too, it's part of their Prey Model Raw Diet.
Wellness is a pretty good food, it's a good choice.
Jared Said:What dog food should I choose?
Blue Buffalo--2 (the top two are very close)
Bil-Jac--4 (this looks like total crap)
Other great brands can be found here:
Look at 4 star and higher.
Larry Said:Re Food Intolerance / Sensitivity - what can ieat!!! please help!!!?
We Answered:WOW! The FIRST thing you should do is go see a second doctor and have them check you out!! Don't ask your existing doctor for a referral either! Use the websites of one of the organizations for allergies, IBS or celiac to locate someone for a second opinion. One handy bit of advice with this kind of diagnosis is to ask your doctors what they think of mercola (I refuse to capitalize the fools name or use MD along with it), if they have *anything* good to say about mercola GO ELSEWHERE!!!!
Have you ever drunk raw milk or eaten raw milk cheeses? There are several bacteria and/or parasites in raw dairy that have been linked to the kind of problem you're asking about. The FDA and CDC had information on their websites about raw milk and food sensitivity but it appears they took it down under dairy industry pressure. I haven't yet found new links but treatment was similar to aggressive TB treatment regimens.
I've also seen where metal poisoning can cause these symptoms. Diagnosis is done by taking blood and tissue samples and testing them for all metals (referred to as a heavy metal bio-assay). Treatment uses chelation therapy to lower metal levels.
Both of those are almost considered as 'nutcase' medicine but I do know someone who got relieve from symptoms after treatment for high levels of cadmium. They'd had symptoms for years, after getting a job at a battery plant they failed a routine test. Then started finding that 'cheating' on the restricted diet caused no problems after treatment!
Those two ideas are worth a shot anyway. I'm not a doctor etc but I've been helping friends with food problems for many years. I've got a good gluten free flour recipe but it uses rice and corn ingredients. Here's my "first draft" of a flour blend for you. It should at least make decent flatbreads (like tortilla's) and will most likely make decent enough risen bread to satisfy your cravings<g>.
3 cups white bean flour
1 1/2 cup potato starch
1 cup tapioca starch (may be called flour)
1/2 cup potato flour (yes, it's different from the starch<G>)
1/3 cup xanthan gum
Any decent health food store should have all these ingredients (or at least order them). You can also get these on-line from Arrowhead mills or Bob's Red Mill. The Xanthan looks scary, but it's not! It's isolated from bacteria humans have been eating since we've been on Earth. I've yet to see anyone react poorly to it (unlike other food gums).
If you try the flour blend PLEASE email me through my profile and let me know how it works! I'll help tweak the recipe for you!