Originally Posted by TanyaLopez
It's not just hot water--do you normally wash with washing soda? It's a particular chemical, and he's saying that chemical is what's needed to get the nasty chemicals out. I bought like 6 or 8 boxes and dumped in a box with each load of the kids' clothes to try to get that stuff out. And for good measure, I washed them again with borax a couple times, I don't remember the link now, but 5-ish washings with borax (not sure of the concentration, may be a lot more than is usual) cuts down the chemicals too. And then I washed a few times in plain hot water to get the washing chemicals out.
I think kids do detoxify worse than us, in general, but it's such a huge difference between you two. I mean--she's showing it in her hair, and you're not. My parents have toxic profiles like yours, but they're both mercury toxic and their bodies aren't able to excrete anything, so I think they have massive hidden stores of all sorts of stuff. But mercury isn't your issue, and your daughter's mobilizing it when you aren't, so that makes me guess that she's been exposed to more than you. You know, sonnambula's back, she'd have better guesses than I do.
Oh yeah- the washing soda. I have to find that somewhere too- I've never seen it in a store. I do have Borax though, so mabye I'll try that for now.
Originally Posted by WuWei
Have you tried cooked egg yolks?
Nope. I have a slight suspicion that eggs might be IgE for DD (I have no reason for that belief other than the fact that her reactions to egg were pretty bad, even when I had a tiny bit even totally processed. But I haven't had them for about a year, so who knows.) So I'm waiting until our next allergy appointment (2 months) and I will ask her to add eggs to the SPT list.
Originally Posted by whoMe
Lithium can change the level at which parathyroid hormone is released. Why is that relevant? Because that's part of what sets your blood calcium level. Didn't you post earlier that dd has high blood calcium?
(disclaimer, I just know they're related, I don't know if the high/low combo you have actually fits with the physiology)
Interesting. Yeah, her blood calcium was right on the high end of normal.
So I was thinking about this high molybdenum thing tonight... and how that related to the sulfur stuff (sorry, brain is too fried to make all the connections)... and looked up sulfur containing foods. Discovered that every single food on the list is something that DD reacts to, except
broccoli. So at first glance I thought that it was definitely a problem processing sulfur (sulfate pathway??), but then the broccoli threw me for a loop because we eat that every day.
Bleh... too sleepy to figure this out right now.
eta: I hope that FF/PB/SB comes to hold my hand and give me some of her wisdom soon.