Many dietary restrictions.

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by barbarap, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. barbarap

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    Need help. Am diabetic and have Heriditary Hemochromotisis. Also, have to watch cholesterol. And with kidney stones, many things are restricted. It's hard to figure out what to eat and to keep from getting into a rut of eating the same stuff all the time. Oh, yea, high blood pressure, too, so low sodium. Doesn't leave much. Cannot eat 'manufactured' fats, such as margarine and most liquid fats.
     
  2. petalsandcoco

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    Barbara,

    Welcom to CT, its great to have you here. I was reading your post and can see that you have been hit hard with many health issues, sorry to hear that.

     I Would love to help you but seeing as though you have kidney stones, I don't know which type you have so it would be unsafe for me to advice a particular food source for you since there are too many variables involved.

    Each type of kidney stone has its own restrictions; calcium, struvite, uric, cystine.....

    LET  Alone Advising you on the area of Diabetes, Hemochromotisis and high BP and Cholesterol. (which deserve special attention on their own- as what works for one person may not be the same conditions and symtoms for another)

    I guess what I am trying to say is that maybe you should inform the forum of the food items you can eat or can't eat and that way there you might get many more responses with a menu or recipe.

    I am sure that a Dietician has helped you in this area already.

    Look forward to hearing from  you
     
  3. gunnar

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    I am with Petals...definetly need more info. Otherwise we can only advise things like "stay away from deep fried pepperoni sandwiches with bleu cheese dressing"...which is kind of obvious...everyone knows it should have ranch....

    awaiting more info.

    Gunnar
     
  4. barbarap

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    Kidney stones caused by oxalic acid. No tea, rhubarb, the list is endless. Low iron for HH-no red meat, legumes-again an endless list. Low carb for diabetes. Low sodium for blood pressure. I feel as tho I'm reduced to oatmeal and vanilla soy milk. Basically, if it tastes good, spit it out.
     
  5. petalsandcoco

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    Barbara,

    For those that do not know about oxalic acid here is a site that gives the quantity :

    http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/Data/Other/oxalic.html

    I think most here know about low carbs and low sodium. Can you tell us  some of the meals you HAVE been making.....sometimes reinventing a dish with different spices helps alot....

    As far as Hemochromotisis goes....can you please let us know what you have been eating in this regard ? Maybe a few more details and what has your Dietician suggested for you ?
     
  6. shroomgirl

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    My father is on a severe restrictive diet for diabetes and kidney....he's watching blood pressure.

    I had my step mother get a prescription for ED consulting and had them write up what he needed each day with lists of great, good, awful....foods.  what came out of it was, portion is so important...nominal amounts of awful are ok, he needs to eat what is on that day's list for balance.

    So I spent a day making various flavored turkey breast meatballs rolled in 1oz balls and portioning them in crovac for lunch and dinner.   Asian had waterchestnuts, scallions, hoisin, orange zest, sesame oil, sirachi,garlic, breadcrumbs, egg......Italian had oregano, thyme, basil, garlic, onion, breadcrumbs, egg.....another had lemon, tarragon, pecans, porcini mushrooms....

    they could then add rice or rice stick noodles.....add vegetables & stock (which I made while there).

    Hit up Penzey's for herbs & spices that will alter the same components dramatically.  Weigh your food, prepackage so that you don't have to continally fuss with weighing and measuring everything.

    Now is a super time to shop local farmers' markets.....lots of great produce is available right now.
     
  7. barbarap

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    live in small town. medical advice is non-existant. that's why i'm here on line.
     
  8. barbarap

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    the meatball ideas sound super. thanks. i'm mixing 1/2 beef and 1/2 ground turkey for now to use up what's in the freezer. small town. all that's at our so-called farmers' market is stuff i get for free from friends-tomatoes, yellow squash, eggplant. thanks for the help ya'll!!
     
  9. petalsandcoco

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    Barbara,

    What a about Ratatouille, with the vegetables you get free from the farm, it is great tasting and you can actually add just about any protein in there. I also was thinking of cabbage rolls. When you make the stuffing , for a change , in the meat and rice mixture why not go with a bit of cinnamon ?

    Or even a bunch of fresh dill, lots of it. Tomato sauce with basil and oregano ,fresh garlic, fresh tomatoes (or canned- what you prefer)

    onion, celery, green pepper, sugar, salt and pepper. If you go into the search bar , type any dish you might usually make and I am sure you might be able to come up with a few if not many recipes you thought you would not find. If your looking for a particular dish and its not there, ask, someone will provide it.

    Ratatouille

     
  10. shroomgirl

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    My dad lives on a lake in Southern Missouri.....the script was for an on-line Registered Dietician site.

    It reads like you are seeing a physician, they can prescribe RD advice so that your insurance will cover it.   For us to give you advice without perameters is dangerous.  My dad can not have bananas, nor tomatoes....etc.....well , he could but very limited amounts....they are in the very awful for him catagory.

    my late boyfriend was on a very restrictive diet.....he ate oatmeal with cinnamon, sitzel toast with "it's just like butter" and fruit only jam every morning....he had a certain amount of liquid he was able to consume and had a very specific diet he followed. I'm sure he had those last 5 years of life because he followed and monitored his health closely with  medical advice....

    Once you get specific foods your able to eat, cheftalkers are usually great at contributing ideas/recipes.