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KarenK's picture
Joined: 2 Jan 2008

I don't see spelt anywhere on your lists. What do you think? I have a wonderful organic (local) puffed spelt cereal/snack made with raw honey. Is this acceptable? Also, I just got some coconut cream concentrate, and that seems to be helping with cravings, is this a good fat substitute?

As for fish on the list - we do NOT eat sardines, and the only fish I can usually get anyone to eat is Mahi-Mahi or Orange roughy, we're not crazy about halibut or wild salmon. I do only buy wild caught fish. Can I substitute fish?

Dr. Winnie Abramson's picture
Joined: 11 Sep 2007
spelt, fish, etc.

Spelt contains gluten and while is is much better than wheat, we ask that you avoid it for a while during the elimination diet, then retest to make sure it works for you. This is all accounted for in the weekly menus. Coconut products are definitely acceptable and encouraged.
As for fist, you may substitute anything that works for you and your family. We prefer those fish that are high in omega-3s, like sardines (which are also inexpensive and easy to keep around, but maybe not for everyone's taste), but it sounds like you know what your family will and won't eat, so by all means follow your instincts in that regard.
Dr. Winnie Abramson