Originally Posted by momofmine
So, are you two saying that I can just start the biotin, and watch for symptoms, and if it helps, then don't worry about it, but if it causes symptoms, I may need to stop it and adjust some other things first?
I'm just trying to get all this stuff straight in my head, in regards to how the detox stuff works. I have this image that, if the detox pathways aren't open, and then I take something that mobilizes toxins, then the toxins will be circulating through my body and my body won't be able to efficiently excrete them, and so they can get redeposited in other tissues, like even the brain.
Didn't somebody say that? Because it's had me kind of hesitating to start anything until I figure out the whole picture.
But I'd really like to just jump in and try some things, because putting it off is not helping either...
Yeah, I'm still not clear on what's going on either. I know I need to support my kidneys better so that I can more efficiently excrete stuff, but I don't know if that's as simple as staying better hydrated (I'm really bad at that). We learn about the kidneys next quarter, I'm hoping that will shed some light
In the mean time, I'm adding nutrients that I know we're missing because I don't think we've got dangerous stuff floating around, so I'm not too worried about redistributing it. I can handle days or months of 'typical two year old' behavior, if it allows me to figure out what's going on and fix it sooner. But the worst of our behavior stuff is youtube addictions and easy frustration when bored. And getting bored. I can say that by just jumping in, I've learned SO MUCH, that it probably would have taken a full masters of nutrition to know (so another three years) and then, who knows if I would have even been able to put the pieces together right. I figure we're probably doing some damage by just jumping in, but we'd be doing more by not doing anything and letting the deficiencies get worse.
Originally Posted by TanyaLopez
whoMe's getting a lot of folate from lentils
I've actually ended my love affair with lentils - we're on a break, since they seem to be giving me reflux. I'm experimenting with chicken liver now. Also high in copper, but has vit A and cholesterol, too.