Originally Posted by TanyaLopez
Are you giving your oldest son an omega-3 supp? It doesn't seem to be a big one for us (and it contributes to our vitK issue) but some folks find quite high doses to be very helpful, and I've read of it specifically for ADHD. The highest dosages are really high, I was surprised, but it seems to be helpful. Part as CLO and part as a tastier omega-3 supp is one possibility.Yes, he gets a fairly high dose omega-3 supp (in the form of fish oil, though I'm trying to get him to start CLO). We started it at the same time, years ago, when I was researching the ADHD/bipolar connection.
Totally off the topic of Jacqueline, sorry.I don't mind. I'm always happy to discuss things which will help my kidlets too (and anyone else I know, for that matter).
One way to bypass the whole detoxification pathway thing, and yet still help, would be modifilan, a dried seaweed product. Safe while pregnant and nursing, it doesn't mobilize at all.I'll mention that to my ND.
And I'd consider a K2 supp, I too would be suspicious of a low need for a nutrient being more likely to be a low tolerance for it now, til something else is straightened out, but it's helpful to balance the other fat solubles and it's great to help balance DHA (at least for us, with our nosebleed issues).I've been considering it and still haven't decided which way to go on it.. I've read things both for and against it with my and my family's history.
And selenium for your glutathione, as well as zinc (how were you, again, on the HCl discussion?).
Need to go, kiddo is sleeping badly tonight!!
My ND has me on both zinc and selenium for thyroid issues. I haven't done the beet test recently, but I'm pretty sure I'd fail miserably right now.
Thanks for your suggestions, Tanya. I hope your LO settles quickly.
Oh, and I forgot to tell you, whoMe, wrt high protein, 2 things: 1) too much protein used to make me ill when I was younger (a problem I have when I'm pregnant as well, but no other time any longer) and 2) the plantpoisons site (I think it was) was saying something about a ketogenic (high protein) diet actually being beneficial for bipolar, so it's another thing I'm kind of curious/iffy about... I'm wondering if I'm not supposed to be on a ketogenic diet (like my Native American ancestors) but am lacking the proper gut flora for it (in particular E. Coli) and have too low of HCl to support it properly at this time.
Also a suspicion of mine: probably have candida issues which are protecting me from mercury and also would likely prevent me from colonizing with e. coli at present.