Originally Posted by mtn.mama
And another week flies past. Thanks JR for putting this together for us AGAIN.
Let's see... good news first: I trimmed Taslyn's nails today and they look better than they have in 7 months! No visible peeling, only one toenail torn. Woohoo! And all that's left of the trunk rash is several white, flat, used-to-be-hives-turned-eczema bumps.
I enjoy putting the chat thread together. It's actually the highlight of my week.
Thank you all for letting me do it!
Good luck with the taxes, Lisa, and I hope you're not too lonely while DH is gone.
I have to ask about T's nails... Is that a reaction of some sort for her? DS2 has nails that peel and they're constantly getting torn... They look terrible and drive me mad.
Originally Posted by kjbrown92
Bad news: my high school friends that were supposed to come visit tonight both cancelled. Lame. And I made the vegan raw cheesecake (it's dairy/soy free, made almost completely of soaked nuts; altered the recipe of course) and it came out ... weird. It was good before I froze it per instructions. Then became... weird, consistency wise. I made a huge pan of lasagna for DH today (for him to bring to work for lunches) and I started salivating when I took it out of the oven. Cheese.... noodles... ugh.
Good news: DS is doing better. The pink that started on his lip the other day faded away (so I think it must have been some small cross contamination from the waffles or something) along with the temper flares. And he's taking his flower essences willingly. All the kids like them. And they seem like they're in better moods. Hooray for flower essences (and FF/PB/SM)
: After 5 hours of hitting redial (they have one day phone in registration), I finally got the kids signed up for swim school. Maybe that's why my neck hurts.
Who Knows News: My back seems to be better during the day (after going off chocolate a few days ago) but gets worse during the evening every day, and it's really irking me. I can't tell if it's being on the computer, something I'm eating, or what.
I want the recipe for idlis too. Never heard of it but it sounds good.
JacquelineR: hopefully nobody else catches the bug and you can get some well-deserved rest!
I'm sorry that your friends didn't make it, Kathy. It sounds like you worked really hard trying to make something special for them. Is the cheesecake still edible at least?
I'm glad to hear that your kids are enjoying their FEs and that DS's rash seems to be clearing. I hope things continue to improve for you.
I hope you figure out what's going on with your back quickly (and that it's not your computer time!).
In hindsight, I'm not certain that DS1 brought home whatever it was (it starts with a sore throat). I think we may have caught it from MIL a week or so ago and *I* brought it home.
Originally Posted by TanyaLopez
I used the top recipe but read the bottom one to double-check methodology, since this is completely new to me, and I wanted a recipe for dip/sauce type stuff.http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.co...-ix-idlis.htmlhttp://www.aayisrecipes.com/2006/08/...ambar-chutney/
Next time I'm going to add some water to the rice when I'm grinding it and see if I can make it grind finer--I think mine was too coarse (maybe it needs to be finer if it's brown rice instead of white?).
I made the sambar recipe in the bottom link, with changes based on what I have and the fact that I wanted a very thick soup instead of a watery one, and I made the ginger chutney. Both were good, neither was great, but I am going to fiddle more. And I learned something--asafoetida from Indian markets mostly, I think, contains wheat as a real ingredient. I think asafoetida (also called hing) needs a flour to make it powdery and usable, so I didn't buy it at the local market, and I decided to chance things and I bought some Frontier asafoetida from Whole Foods. I've seen mixed things on Frontier, and I feel sorta like a loser that I decided to use it anyway (it has rice flour as an ingredient, which was the ah-ha moment that I bet normally it has white flour).
I want to try the injera too, I'm thinking in a couple days. I've been feeling inspired lately, which is such a change.
All of that food sounds so yummy. I wish I was in experimental mode rather than "settling in" mode so I could try some of it. Some day (in the next year or 2
Originally Posted by dollyanna
Hi - I'm joining your chat thread - hope it's OK!
I am trialing corn with DD the last 2 days. Well, more yesterday - I didn't get much in her today. I think she got a rash from corn syrup in the past, so we've been avoiding all corn for a few months.
So far, she has not developed a rash or gotten diarrhea. She is normally very easygoing and happy, but she has been in a horrible mood - really quick to get upset and very clingy the last 2 days, which isn't like her. Also, she seems to be sweating a lot and sleepier than usual. But she's also at the age where they're supposed to get more clingy... I'm not sure what to make of it.
Welcome to the Allergies forum! You're more than welcome to join us in the chat!
Sweating a lot more would be a reaction in DS1 and the behavioral issues sound familiar too. It's all so difficult when they're so little and everything is changing so quickly for them to begin with.
Originally Posted by Susannah M
We went to a second appointment with a chiro yesterday for DS - he specializes in treating kids with allergies. So in the appointment he tested DS for reactions to all sorts of stuff using applied kinesiology. DP was rolling her eyes the whole time. I was scared the chiro was going to see her and be offended
Anyway, the chiro prescribed two supplements for DS based on his findings - a super EPA and a probiotic. We've been talking the whole appointment about DS' allergies. . . and when we get home I see that the probiotic has soy and eggs in it.
Silly me didn't think I had to check for it since we'd been talking about his allergies for an hour. Annoying! We also found out that DS has a leaky gut. The chiro acted like I should have already known that. Have I just been dense? Is that a given when it comes to multiple allergies?
Many of us have partners who were unsupportive in the beginning, Susannah.
I'm sorry that your DP seems to be another. Hopefully she will come around soon.
I'm sorry about the probiotics. It's really frustrating when that happens and so easy to just slip and miss it (especially when you're just starting out!).
It seems to be a "given" with the people on this forum that their (and/or their DC's) guts are leaky, anything beyond that is out of my experience. I had no idea about this whole "leaky gut" thing when I started on the allergy journey almost a year ago either. No, you haven't been dense. I'm feeling badly that no one in the forum had told you... Do you have any questions about it that perhaps we can answer now?
However, it must be said that leaky gut (aka permeable intestine) is only responsible for IgG reactions (aka "intolerances") rather than IgE reactions, if I've understood correctly to this point.