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salicylates 
Just wondering if you have come across other people like me who are very sensitive to carbs, but also to salicylates. This means that I cannot have coconut …

Pyroluria/Histamine query 
Firstly, Mary Titus says hi. I posted on zeroing in on health about pyroluria and Mary was one who came back with any response. She said that she was …

Coconut Oil and IBS 
I have IBS and concerned that the Coconut Oil will cause a flare up, as fatty foods have caused problems in the past.

Weight Loss 
It has been a year since I stopped smoking and I am having a hard time losing weight. I have tried several things to loose the weight and have not been …

Can Hypo Thyroid mean you may have to eat higher carbs to lose? 
Misty I have been low carbing for months and I have lost 20 pounds and I have alot to lose. I keep going up and down a couple pounds. I have actually been …

Picky Eater 
Hi! I have a SUPER picky eater in my home. He is 3 and hardly eats anything. He doesn't like to try new things. I considered Pediasure but when I …

PCOS & Fatty Liver 
Hi Misty, I am a 34 year old female that has been overweight most of my life. There was one stint in my early 20's when I did W.W. and lost a lot of …

The Fawn Shake! 
Hi Misty!! I have followed you on LCF for years and love all of your posts! This website is phenomenal and I refer friends to it often:)! Quick question....do …

Cravings carbs during high-risk pregnancy 
I am 14 weeks, diabetic, and over 35yrs old. I find myself craving only carbs despite the affect they have on my sugars. Why is this and what can I …

Snack Bars 
I am trying my hardest to stick to candida diet. I am a nurse in the hospital and my shifts are 13 hours. Are there any bars that are friendly to this …

Mild Gastritis, Intestinal Metaplasia 
Hi Misty, I just had an upper endoscopy a week ago due to dull, achy abdominal pain that has been troubling me for 6 months now. Dr said that it …

Breast Cancer, Radiation, Estrogen-blocking medication, Hypothyroid 
I am struggling with what I call, "Radiation Narcolepsy" mainly because the intermittent and unpredictable nature of my energy levels are impossible to …

Cocoa 
Hi Misty ~ I am starting the restricted program today and I am curious as to whether unsweetened cocoa is a part of this diet? I certainly can do …

Raw Egg Consumption - ie. Mayonnaise Recipe 
Hello Misty, I just made your homemade mayonnaise and it tastes GREAT! I just have a concern about eating raw eggs. I'm sure that if you recommend …

Weight loss plan 
Hi Misty, Thank you for attaching your link on facebook. I am definitely trying this program. last year I lost 50 pounds through a doctor using …

Liquid coconut oil 
I sent my husband for groceries yesterday and he came home with LIQUID coconut oil. I had never heard of such a thing. It stays liquid even in the …

Premarin  
Hi Misty I have been gradually reducing my Premarin since September since the Dr. found a build up in my brest tissue. I am wondering if there are any …

Legumes? 
I might have missed it or over read it, but what is your thought on Legumes? I know they have carbs, just curious about your take on them...

Multiple Sclerosis 
Hello, I have always struggles with my weight but by 46 yrs old, I had it under control and was stable for years at about 128 Lbs. Then in '96 I was …

Coconut oil 
Hi, I'm totally new to the whole coconut oil thing, but love what I've read about it and feel like it can help with my husbands and I's health. (not …

Kefir Question 
I recently saw kefir on your list of essential baby foods. We have made our own kefir from pasteurized milk for several years and love to share the …

Red Wine 
Hi Misty, I really enjoy a glass or 2 of red wine. I'm abstaining during Phase I. Will I ever be able to work wine back into my diet? Thanks John …

Miracle Noodles 
Hi Misty, I just heard about miracle noodles. What do you think? Thanks Again, Colleen

Variety of questions.... 
Hi Misty, I just spent the last hour reading over all the posts to learn even more and so enjoyed it! I have a few questions still.... 1. I'd like …

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Good foods to calm my gut? 
Hi there Misty! I just got back from my colonoscopy, I am officially 2 years colon cancer free! I have prepared organic bone broth with diced chicken, …

Length of the different phases 
How long should I stay on phase 1 before moving to other phases?

Juicing? 
I am really enjoying your website. I like my veggies, but find I eat more of them if I juice instead of eat outright. Is juicing recommended? …

Breastfeeding and weightloss 
What diet do you recommend for breastfeeding mothers who need to lose weight? My baby is 3 months now and exclusively breastfed. Will I cause damage …

Struggling .... 
I've given up smoking, diet soda, aspartame, splenda, msg, anything processed, sugar, grains and potatoes/legumes. I'm eating mostly fat, protein and …

Forks over knives 
Hi Misty, Not sure if you have addressed this before. What are your thoughts? Thanks, Colleen

Feeling better already 
Hi, Thank you so much for making this information available! I am 33 and I've been obese since I left 'home' at 17. I have dieted successfully but …

Bijou the FrenchBo 
What can I have for breakfast?

Detemined 
I am a 37 year old single mother. I have 4 beautiful sons ranging from age 3 up to age 14. I have been complaining to my doctors for the past 5 years …

Connie Brown 
Misty, do you have any suggestions for my 9yo son who is very sensitive to food smells, textures and tastes? He does lean toward fast food, but certainly …

Elizabeth Matheny 
Hi Misty! Ive been folowing your nutritional guidance since the last week in December and have done really well sticking to it. I lost almost 8 lbs …

High Protein, Low Carb Diet 
Hi Misty You look fantastic! I am a 30 y/o male about 6'1 tall, and recently through a visit to my family doctor I found out I am 83 lbs over weight. …

pcos.... 
Hi Misty! I found your website last eve. Sounds very interesting as I too believe the wrong foods have been and are being consumed. I have a …

Bone Broth 
Hi Misty! I was just wondering if you recommend chicken over beef for the broth and why? I am going to start to follow your IBS diet and was wondering …

Veggie shake on restricted plan 
Hi Misty, I have been following your restricted plan for about 2 weeks now, I've lost 5 lbs. & feel great! Thank you very much. The crazy …

ViSalus 
It seems everyone I know is getting involved with this company ViSalus. They provide health shakes for weight loss and nutrition, but it's a home …

Frustrating Carb Cravings during pregnancy! 
Hello Misty, I am currently pregnant (in the 4th month now), and I am trying to be very diligent about eating healthy (whole eggs, grass-fed beef and …

Vegan vs Controlled Carb 
After watching the Sanjay Gupta special with Bill Clinton on heart health, I feel apprehensive about eating anything not plant based if I want to ensure …

best time to take calcium 
Dear Misty, does calcium block the absorption of vitamin supplements if I take them together at meal time. If so what is the best way/time to take a calcium …

Coconut oil and kids 
Hi Misty, My 6 month old son just started daycare and has in the first week gotten a runny nose and cough. I breast feed and make his baby food (just …

Safflower oil 
I've recently been working on eliminating omega 6 oils from my diet and using olive oil in its place. Now, I'm reconsidering because of this info …

Kombucha Mother/Scoby 
Love your website! Can you tell me how I can get a hold of a kombucha mother/scoby so I can make my own? I'm in Calistoga and in Santa Rosa often. …

Acidic Body ? 
Hello Misty and community. My Mother is 70 years old. For the past many years she has had a badly burning stomach and in the past couple it has caused …

Brett 
I'm 49 years old and 50 days sober. I have pancreatitis, I also have neuropathy in my feet. I don't know how to treat these conditions and have NO …

alcohol 
Hey Misty I just have a quick question. So being a 24 year old girl my friends and I like to go out and have a couple drinks now and then. I've decided …

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can a person eat too few carbs? 
Completely low carb for 7 days.....lost 6.6 pounds so far....on the 8th day was stellar and was up .8 pounds this morning (9th day). I checked my food …

kombucha 
Hi Misty, It seems that when I drink Kombucha I have to urinate a lot, almost feeling pressure with it. I went "off" it for a couple of days and …

Seeds 
Hi Misty, It was such a joy to meet you yesterday. My Mom finally has hope regarding her IBS. I wanted to ask you about Seeds. Are seeds okay for …

Milk Thistle for Liver Problems 
Hi Misty! In recent tests, it was discovered that I have a significant number of cysts on my liver. While they will probably only cause symptoms occasionally …

Pet Food 
Hi Misty, so now that we are all on our way to a healthier life, I have been hearing a lot about a raw food diet plan for our fun furry pets and would …

Organic Raw Kombucha/Synergy Organic 
Hi Misty, Thanks for the info on the propolis. I was also told about this. What do you think? Thanks Again So Much! Colleen

Propolis 
A coworker just told me about propolis today. He is taking it as a prevention for getting sick. What do you think? Thanks, Colleen

Coconut oil 
I do not like coconut at all. Does coconut oil come in capsules? And also you have coconut flour listed in recipes, is there a viable substitute? …

Good Life Menus 
Misty, what is the Good Life Menus and who plans these menus for us? Is this something that is a good thing for those of us who are so busy and have …

Phase I 
How long is Phase I supposed to last? Is there a set amount of days?

Coconut Oil 
Hi Misty, I just wanted to start by saying I love your website. I actually have 2 questions for you, my first is do you use extra virgin coconut oil …

I sure need some help! 
I started eating this way the 1st of February and I have not eaten anything not on the list since that time. I have only lost several pounds and I …

KaTie 
I really like the idea of your diet plan, but I do not intake milk or cheeses, nor do I eat yogurt or cottage cheese. I'm not allergic, just can't get …

L-Glutamine 
How much L-Glutamine can I take for cravings if I'm in the first 10 days of your Phase I program? I'm in my 5th day and having trouble with cravings …

Best coconut oil? 
What brand of coconut oil to do recommend? Which is the highest/best quality?

What about pork rinds as a crunchy substitute for chips? 
I sometimes want something crunchy and salty......I love pork rinds and was wondering if I can use those sometimes as a substitute? I did Atkins many …

Natural Remedies for ADD/ADHD 
Hi Misty! I just wondered if you knew of anything that could help with ADD/ADHD naturally? I don't want to take stimulants to treat it and while …

Advice for those with "less to lose"? 
Misty, I have followed your posts on Low Carb Friends and just discovered your website. It is awesome and I'm quickly becoming a fan. I would love …

zipfizz 
What are your thoughts on Zipfizz?

toe fungus 
Hi Misty, Just wondering.. I had this nasty toe fungus on my baby toenail. My nail has almost completely grown out and no ugly nail. What do you think? …

Your favorite books?  
Hi Misty, I love to read and I'm interested to know what your favorite (must read) books are.

Cod Liver Oil,Coconut Oil,Vitamin D3 drops and Omega 3 
Hi Misty, I started my entire family on a gluten free,sugar free lifestyle and everything is going well. I want to add Cod Liver Oil, Coconut Oil, …

How much fish oil do I need? 
Hi Misty I have a question about fish oil. How much should I take a day? Thank you for this website. I feel so fortunate that you take the time …

Cod Liver Oil 
Did we talk about this? A guy at work today was telling me the benefits of Carlsons Cod liver oil.

We are sooo thankful 
Misty, A thanksgiving note from Lori and I. We are so thankful to have connected with you. Lori is doing fantastic!! For me its been years of low fat …

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Honey -- Good or Bad? 
I've read quite a bit about the benefits of honey, including the honey-vinegar tonic touted by Dr. Jarvis and others. I took the tonic for awhile, and …

Understanding Magnesium 
Hi Misty, As you probably know I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. I believe that it was caused by magnesium deficiency. I used chelated magnesium oxide …

3 year old has severe constipation 
Hi Misty, My 3 year old niece has severe constipation. She cries and panics whenever she goes to the bathroom and her stools are rock hard. It is …

grilled onions 
Hi Misty, Lori asked me to email you and see if she can have grilled onions. Thanks!

THANK YOU 
Misty, Not a question but a huge Thank You. I just want to say thanks so much for meeting with Lori. She is really excited about what she learned. …

An inexpensive brand of Colloidal Silver? 
Hi Misty! I'd really like to give this a try for my cellulitus which does not seem to be responding to any antibiotics. They've tried keflex and now …

Quinoa 
A friend of mine says quinoa is a complete protein. Is it true and would it fit in the Phase 1 or 2 eating plan? I'd love to know what you think. …

Heavy Whipping Cream 
Misty What is the max Heavy Whipping Cream one CAN consume on phase 1 and still lose? Is this something that could stop any weight loss? Thanks, …

How to cook and % of fat 
Hi Misty, I have a George Foreman grill. Can I use it to cook my Hamburger meat or is frying it in a pan better? Also what percentage should …

Hormones after Hysterectomy 
I need help...... WHY, after my hysterectomy 3 years ago (no hormones) am I struggling so, so bad with keeping weight off, losing and INTENSE sugar cravings.... …

Coconut Oil 
Hi, Misty I just asked a question about calories and now I have a question about Coconut Oil. I read the Flat Belly Diet book, which talks about …

Calories 
Hey, Misty!! I love your page.... you are a blessing!! I always enjoy reading your posts/responses on the LCF website as well. My question..... …

Excited about Your Website and Eager to Get Started but . . .  
I just discovered your website today and am so excited about it, because I really think I have found the answer to my inability to lose weight! I …

Blue Cheese Salad Dressing  
This is like the best salad dressing I have ever eaten. It is much tastier than store bought ones. Misty, what is the normal serving size on this? …

Sugar Alcohols, Candida and Coconut Butter! 
Hey Misty, I've been enjoying your site here....very nice and informative! Quick question - many of the recipes for the desserts call for Xylitol …

Melting Coconut Oil 
Hi Misty! I buy my coconut oil in a gallon container. I take a quart size glass jar and fill it to easily scoop my daily servings out of. I prefer …

Relief from hot flashes? 
Hi Misty! I have a friend who is dealing with near constant hot flashes. She doesn't have $$ to access a compounding pharmacy for progesterone, which …

hunger increases after eating 
Hi Misty, I am sure it is probably an insulin release issue but I often find myself temporarily hungrier immediately following a meal than when I first …

Dairy and Soy allergy 
My son is 12 months old and has a dairy protein allergy. He was diagonsed with this around 3 months of age. We had to put him on a hypoallergenic formula, …

Friend with Alcohol and Pain Killer Addiction 
Misty, I have a question on behalf of a new friend I met at a 12-step meeting. She is working to get off of alcohol & prescription pain-killers. …

Adult acne / Rosacea  
Is there *anything at all* I can do to get rid of this acne/rosacea issue? I've been fighting it for over 15 years and I'm so tired of it. I …

Sjogrens Syndrome 
Hi Misty, A friend has just been diagnosed with Sjogrens Syndrome. What would be the optimal diet for her?

Flora in the gut 
Misty, Can you tell us how we can check if our flora is balanced in the gut? And if not what supplements will balance it?

Jennifer with a capitol T. 
Here is another friend of mine. This is in her own words from Facebook. "Give me some better ideas for fat free fage yogurt, other than SF sweeteners." …

Starting 1 year old on Solid 
Hi Misty, My son Christian has just turned 1-year old. My husband and I still give him organic baby food. We want to give him the HEALTHIEST start. …

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Breast Cancer 
Hi Misty, My sister was just diagnosed with Stage 0 Breast Cancer and is going in for a lumpectomy, she will possibly need radiation as well. I have …

Best unflavored oil? 
Hi Misty, What is the best oil for purposes where you don't want a strong flavor? For instance, I know olive oil is traditional for real mayonnaise, …

Candida and Cheeses 
Hi Misty, What your opinion is of consuming young cheeses (cottage cheese, cream cheese etc.) on a Candida diet. I so miss my good cheese, although …

Jennifer with a capitol T. 
Hi Misty, I know Misty from way back. I am asking about soy in the coffee stands for lactos intolerant people. Did you say rice milk might be an option …

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