My recent Grains, Beans, and Strep – Oh My! post received SO many inquiries, I decided to put together a little FAQ / QA sheet for you to refer back to. Let me know below in the comments if this is helpful, I can put these together on other topics.
Q: Is it O.K. to eat green lentil pasta?
A: This really depends on whether you are able to handle it. If you can, great. If your symptoms are acute or chronic and debilitating, I may not recommend it and would suggest you make more room for healing foods.
Q: I really depend on beans, lentils, and chickpeas. Can I continue eating them?
A: You can have them, but do it in moderation depending on your symptoms. This could mean 3-4 times a week for a healthy person, once a week for someone who is having some difficulty with their health, and possibly not at all for a person who is struggling with their health. If you decide to phase these unsupportive foods out, take it one step at a time and look at my tips above.
Q: How will I know when I can bring grains or beans back into my diet?
A: As your symptoms improve (i.e., your viral and strep loads are reduced), you can bring a little back in and see how you feel.
Q: What about cassava? Does this fall in the same category as not helpful for healing?
A: Correct, it is not a healing food. It is not one of the Holy Four: fruits, vegetables, herbs, and wild foods. It is grain-free and clean, so it works for a lot of people. But some people react to it. If you react to it, it should be avoided. People could react to it because it is processed or due to unlabeled contamination.
Q: My kids love beans. Is it O.K. to give some to them daily?
A: I would not do beans everyday. Make every other day just potatoes and avocados, as a suggestion. If your kids are healthy, they can do more days with beans. If they have symptoms, you should consider reducing the number of days they eat beans.
Q: How about green beans, green peas and split peas?
A: Green beans and green peas are fine. Split peas are similar to lentils.
Q: When dealing with strep, are kelp noodles O.K.?
Q: Is it possible to heal mild acne, if I only eat grains like millet very rarely? Or is it imperative to let go of grain?
A: It’s not imperative, but can be very helpful for faster healing. If it’s really rare, you may be O.K.
Q: I feel better when I eat beans. Is that because of the fat?
A: Correct. Consuming fat releases adrenaline, which in turn can give us an adrenal high and help us feel better.
Q: Is rice O.K.?
A: Rice is a grain and not the best kind. All grains can create an environment that is hard to heal strep and other viral pathogens. If you are going to eat grain, your best grain choices are millet and quinoa.
Q: Are these foods O.K. as sprouts?
A: Sprouted beans, lentils, and chickpeas are actually in the best form for consumption. When sprouted, they are more like a holy food.
Q: The hummus I use has guar gum. Is that safe?
A: I do not recommend guar gum for regular consumption.
Q: Are lentil flours worse because they’re more processed?
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I saw you talking on one of your stories about cleansing and what you put on your pimples that seemed to help, can you link it so we can try it too? I’m still struggling with bad acne after 3 yrs worse after my last 2 babies…
Julie – Zippety Dew Dab helped. This is an issue of cleaning up the liver. Please do read the Liver Rescue book and follow the recommendations in there. Hopefully that will help and strawberries are excellent for cleaning up acne too.
This is incredibly helpful. Thank you so much!!
You’re welcome Catherine!
thank you so much for your time and helping others heal. bless you. I found this very helpful. I don’t mind eating simple but it is harder for my kids to understand.
You’re so welcome, Mara. I totally understand about the kids. I have found that they do tend to adapt their diets over time, especially when they can see the benefits to their health.
I’m happy you found the blog interesting. Thank you for reading and commenting.
Hi Muneeza, thanks for all this information, it makes healing a lot easier, though could you explain why cassava is not a vegetable? I know it is not in the life changing food book but isn’t it still one of the Holy four, because its a vegetable? thanks again
Cassava is generally used in its processed flour form, which depletes its nutritive value.
Thank you for this information Muneeza. Can you comment on buckwheat? I have seen recipes that use buckwheat flour and would like to know if it is a recommended food.
I do not recommend buckwheat.
Can we eat konjac/shirataki?
I don’t recommend them because they’ve given many people I know stomach aches.
You are very welcome!
Thank you yes this is very helpful
You are very welcome, Ann!