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post #141 of 329
Junegoddess, I would try the mag and see if that helps. I think it helped me when I was getting them about a month ago.

Also, a prego friend who started taking massive amounts of vit D due to severe deficiency swore that it gave her migraines. And somebody else told me the same thing about sun exposure. So I was wondering if the additional D, without accompanying extra A, could be causing it. Like you said, you cut back on the liver pills. Maybe your body started missing the extra A after you got so much sun (aka D)?

Just a theory, but thought I'd throw it out there.
post #142 of 329
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I'm reordering my fermented CLO today, and wondering about the "hyaluronic acid" that's in the cinnamon flavor?? Do I really want that? Last time I got the raw unadulterated stuff, and it's been really hard for me to choke down, so I was hoping for flavored this time. But I'm questioning the hyaluronic acid...
Ugh, I just started my first bottle of the plain and it's disgusting. Thinking I may go back to Radiant Life after this bottle is done - trying the fermented is literally the first time I've come close to vomiting this pg.... But I think I remember that the fermented is the only way to avoid synthetic A these days.....

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Has Nina Planck's new book been talked about here? It's probably where I heard about it! haha. Anyway, I'm reading it and LOVE it! Anybody taking fish oil as she recommends? What brand? She says Nordic Naturals is good, but didn't the WAPF warn against them?
Read it and LOVED it, but I take CLO.
post #143 of 329
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Read it and LOVED it, but I take CLO.
I do too, but since it doesn't have a lot of DHA, I wanted to supplement to make sure I don't run low. Can't afford to eat tons of fish, although I eat canned tuna and wild salmon when I can get it on sale.
post #144 of 329
Hi mamas! Just subbing to this thread...getting back into TF pretty seriously and am 7mos pregnant right now w/ my 3rd...
post #145 of 329
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Junegoddess, I would try the mag and see if that helps. I think it helped me when I was getting them about a month ago.

Also, a prego friend who started taking massive amounts of vit D due to severe deficiency swore that it gave her migraines. And somebody else told me the same thing about sun exposure. So I was wondering if the additional D, without accompanying extra A, could be causing it. Like you said, you cut back on the liver pills. Maybe your body started missing the extra A after you got so much sun (aka D)?

Just a theory, but thought I'd throw it out there.
I've been taking plain ol' D3, to try to raise my levels... and while I figured there's probably some good vitamin A in the Dr. Ron's organ caps, I have no idea how much. I had my D level tested about 6 months ago, and while it was good, it wasn't great. I want great. D3 capsules are a lot cheaper than the required amount of CLO, although it's not balanced by vitamin A. Hmmm... I was hoping to get by with that. I'll start taking the liver. I need to before it gets freezer-burned anyway! I need to figure out how much I need of it per day, to balance out the D. Grrreat... math! LOL

I may need to post myself a sign in the kitchen to remind me to take my magnesium. Maybe I ought to find a good pill form. The mag-citrate powder is just annoying... I already have the good habit of taking my supplements, but putting the tea kettle on to make the mag-citrate is too many steps, apparently.
post #146 of 329
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Originally Posted by Junegoddess View Post
I'm 95% certain I'm getting plenty of water, although I could easily believe my kidneys were over-excreting. I self-diagnosed with adrenal fatigue over a year ago, and took action to correct it. Really felt tons better, possibly even recovered, by the time I got pregnant. While we have had plenty of stress this summer, I'm still supporting my adrenals. I'd really be disappointed if it wasn't enough and they weren't working right again.
This is exactly what happened to me -- self diagnosed, did a lot of healing with food and supplements and rest, symptoms went away, felt great consistently, got pregnant -- and got symptoms again. It was disappointing, as you said. I hope it's not the case for you. But I'm still in better shape than I was before I did the adrenal healing!! I'm much healthier, and my adrenals are still doing much better now than they were then, even with the pregnancy.

The deal is that cortisol production increases hugely during the third trimester of pregnancy, in particular. I started feeling symptoms at the end of the first tri/beginning of second tri. That's when I re-ordered the organ pills and started taking them, and was able to manage the symptoms pretty well for the rest of the pregnancy with those. I could tell I was still on the edge, but the pills would pull me back.

Let's hope it's just the mag, hm? Hope you figure it out soon -- headaches suck!
post #147 of 329
I started getting my nightly headache around 6 pm... had to go pick up ds from grandma's house, and as soon as I got home I drank a big ol' dose of magnesium.

No headache.

Guess I know now!

It never would have occurred to me that magnesium was what I needed... what on earth does it have to do with headaches? Oh, well, it seems to be one of my three wonder drugs. Without fish oil, chromium, and magnesium I don't think I'd be functional.
post #148 of 329
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Originally Posted by ~Shanna~ View Post
Ugh, I just started my first bottle of the plain and it's disgusting. Thinking I may go back to Radiant Life after this bottle is done - trying the fermented is literally the first time I've come close to vomiting this pg.... But I think I remember that the fermented is the only way to avoid synthetic A these days.....

Read it and LOVED it, but I take CLO.
I found an EXCELLENT trick to mask the taste of CLO! Juice! I measure out my CLO in the dropper, add that much in juice (so far grape juice has been best) and slosh it around then guzzle it down. Can't even taste it until after it's down your throat. LOL I got the Cinnamon tingle and next time I'm not going to bother with a flavor, it doesn't do anything!

I also tried to mix it with milk and although that did work, the taste is masked better with juice.
post #149 of 329
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Originally Posted by Junegoddess View Post
I started getting my nightly headache around 6 pm... had to go pick up ds from grandma's house, and as soon as I got home I drank a big ol' dose of magnesium.

No headache.

Guess I know now!

It never would have occurred to me that magnesium was what I needed... what on earth does it have to do with headaches? Oh, well, it seems to be one of my three wonder drugs. Without fish oil, chromium, and magnesium I don't think I'd be functional.
Yay! I'm glad you found out a cure for your headaches. I read your post but had no idea. I've been getting leg cramps lately and I just need to remember to go to the store and get some magnesium. What kind are you taking?
post #150 of 329
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The mag-citrate powder is just annoying... I already have the good habit of taking my supplements, but putting the tea kettle on to make the mag-citrate is too many steps, apparently.
What I've been doing is making up a big pitcher of it and putting it in the fridge to drink cold, a lot of times with dinner. Hopefully that isn't de-activating it or anything.
post #151 of 329
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Hi mamas! I am so happy to announce that I have had my baby! So now I have experienced a non-TF pregnancy, and a TF pregnancy (and labor). What a difference. This one has been 10 times better. And for labor, my last one was 3 days and 2-3 hours pushing, and this one was 10 hours labor and 4 pushes. But strange thing is the contractions were 5-8 minutes apart the whole time, so 10 hours was really easy. I really think that my diet played a big role. Also an interesting extra is my babys umbilical cord was really hard to cut and was super solid, and my midwife said that it was due to a good diet.

I am hoping to stick around this thread for just a little while longer even though I am not pregnant anymore.

i've not been checking on for a while as we were moving over the last 2 weeks. so i was just wondering about whether you'd have given birth yet and thought i'd check the thread. CONGRATULATIONS! how great that all went so well and better than last time. i hope you do stick around on this thread for a bit. thanks for posting and letting us know.
post #152 of 329
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Yay! I'm glad you found out a cure for your headaches. I read your post but had no idea. I've been getting leg cramps lately and I just need to remember to go to the store and get some magnesium. What kind are you taking?
I have been using the store brand from Vitacost. It's cheaper than the Peter Gillham Natural Calm that is so popular. And since I need big doses, about 2 tablespoons a day, I like saving money!

I've been making a jar of it at a time. Don't generally have the fridge space for an entire pitcher. I still forget to take it, though.
post #153 of 329
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Hi everyone I've not been around much due to feeling overwhelmed

I'm trying to catch up on any good info and see what I missed!
post #154 of 329
Just saw this thread! I am 19 weeks with my 3rd (due around the beginning of January or so). I am still a bit queasy, not throwing up much anymore, though. I have been on Zofran for a while, but now am down to just 2-3 of them a week. I wish I would've known about the homeopathic remedy for nausea/vomiting earlier on!

My diet has been so/so. We are dairy and gluten free, on top of a lot of other things my son or I am allergic to. It is kind of difficult to figure it all out when I am preggo, homeschooling my 2 kids, and just generally running the household in general (not to mention any extra curricular activities).

Right now I have a roast in the crockpot with loads of green and other veggies added in. I am seriously drooling

As far as supplements, I am taking fish oil because I just could not stomach the fermented CLO; b12 and bcomplex; and thorne folacal. I am still in the mode of treating myself for lyme disease (as far as my supplements go), though I believe it is mostly gone. I didn't even try to do a prenatal vitamin, just went with what made me feel well. I am also doing water kefir, some kombucha, and lots of fat

I am excited to see this thread and hopefully I won't forget about it!
post #155 of 329
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As far as supplements, I am taking fish oil because I just could not stomach the fermented CLO; b12 and bcomplex; and thorne folacal. I am still in the mode of treating myself for lyme disease (as far as my supplements go), though I believe it is mostly gone. I didn't even try to do a prenatal vitamin, just went with what made me feel well. I am also doing water kefir, some kombucha, and lots of fat

I am excited to see this thread and hopefully I won't forget about it!
What are you doing for the lyme. I have lyme and am treating it naturally and am always looking for options. I passed it onto my newborn so we are working on healing him too.
post #156 of 329
Hi guys!
Looks like everyone is doing well! YAY!
So I just take CLO too and no fish oil... is this enough Omega 3's? I know CLO is not a significant source for omega 3 but what about if you add in eating grass-fed beef or some canned salmon every day? That is pretty much the only supplement I take right now although I would like to start remembering to take my probiotics to hopefully test negative for strep B... is this a pipe dream or could it help?
Anyone do green smoothies? Any yummy recipes? I would really like to get more raw veggies is somehow but only seem to eat 1 salad a day... if that. I was wondering about adding kale or spinach or other green with oxalates to smoothies cause would that be too much for the thyroid?
Ok, so this was a post of random questions... SORRY!
Hope everyone keeps doing well!!!
post #157 of 329
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What are you doing for the lyme. I have lyme and am treating it naturally and am always looking for options. I passed it onto my newborn so we are working on healing him too.
Well, I treated myself naturally (using cat's claw as the parasite killer) for 2 years before I got pregnant. Fortunately, I was also able to get back to feeling very healthy through that, other supplements based on my personal needs and DIET. Diet was crucial for me. So, now that is what I am focusing on. I contacted Stephen Harrod Buhner (He wrote Healing Lyme, and is a well known herbalist) before I got pregnant and asked him for his suggestions on what to take while pregnant. He said cat's claw was fine, but I still didn't feel comfortable using it. There is research both ways apparently, but all I could find was that it was bad for you if you are preggo or TTC. So, I am just using B complex, B12, fish oil, folacal (folate), and eluethero (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleutherococcus_senticosus) for my immune system. Mostly, though I decided I had to focus on my diet. Avoiding allergens (which I have a lot) and eating a very good TF diet. Lots of fat, lots of probiotics, etc.

So far, I have noticed some symptoms - which, frankly does worry me - coming back. Mostly, though they come back when I have eaten an allergenic food. It was very bad when I was at my mother's house for a month this summer. She lives states away, so far away from my comfort zone of healthy eating and knowing where healthy stuff is and she eats a horrid, horrid version of the SAD. It was really, really bad and it was very challenging just trying to be pregnant, and not throw up, and cook food for myself and my kids, and try to deal with all the other emotional issues that go on in my mom's house. Since I have been home, and been more consistent with my diet, and to destress, it has been worlds different and I feel much better.

My advice is just to really focus on diet and not getting too stressed. Yoga helps me sooooo much. Too much sugar and too little protein and allergenic foods and stress are definite triggers for me. I am hoping and praying that I don't pass the lyme onto this babe. I nursed my dd for over a year, not knowing that I had lyme (I was diagnosed late with chronic lyme) and she doesn't appear to have it. So, fingers crossed...

HTH, Jamie

ETA...How did you discover that you passed the lyme onto your baby? Did you have a test done? I need to plan for this, in the even that it does occur.
post #158 of 329
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Originally Posted by jamie79 View Post
Well, I treated myself naturally (using cat's claw as the parasite killer) for 2 years before I got pregnant. Fortunately, I was also able to get back to feeling very healthy through that, other supplements based on my personal needs and DIET. Diet was crucial for me. So, now that is what I am focusing on. I contacted Stephen Harrod Buhner (He wrote Healing Lyme, and is a well known herbalist) before I got pregnant and asked him for his suggestions on what to take while pregnant. He said cat's claw was fine, but I still didn't feel comfortable using it. There is research both ways apparently, but all I could find was that it was bad for you if you are preggo or TTC. So, I am just using B complex, B12, fish oil, folacal (folate), and eluethero (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleutherococcus_senticosus) for my immune system. Mostly, though I decided I had to focus on my diet. Avoiding allergens (which I have a lot) and eating a very good TF diet. Lots of fat, lots of probiotics, etc.

So far, I have noticed some symptoms - which, frankly does worry me - coming back. Mostly, though they come back when I have eaten an allergenic food. It was very bad when I was at my mother's house for a month this summer. She lives states away, so far away from my comfort zone of healthy eating and knowing where healthy stuff is and she eats a horrid, horrid version of the SAD. It was really, really bad and it was very challenging just trying to be pregnant, and not throw up, and cook food for myself and my kids, and try to deal with all the other emotional issues that go on in my mom's house. Since I have been home, and been more consistent with my diet, and to destress, it has been worlds different and I feel much better.

My advice is just to really focus on diet and not getting too stressed. Yoga helps me sooooo much. Too much sugar and too little protein and allergenic foods and stress are definite triggers for me. I am hoping and praying that I don't pass the lyme onto this babe. I nursed my dd for over a year, not knowing that I had lyme (I was diagnosed late with chronic lyme) and she doesn't appear to have it. So, fingers crossed...

HTH, Jamie

ETA...How did you discover that you passed the lyme onto your baby? Did you have a test done? I need to plan for this, in the even that it does occur.
That is great to know about the cats claw. I am using teasel and it has many success cure stories. I heard about it from labybarbara.net (or com). It is safe to use while pregnant and breastfeeding.
I decided to have my child tested when he first came out. That test was positive, and the western blot came back positive too.
We are finding great success already with Primal Defense Ultra from Garden of Life which is a great form of soil micro organisms. And we are taking coq10 as part of the healing. We are also using Homeopathic Ledum. I took a 1m potency and my baby was given a 30c potency.
post #159 of 329
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That is great to know about the cats claw. I am using teasel and it has many success cure stories. I heard about it from labybarbara.net (or com). It is safe to use while pregnant and breastfeeding.
I decided to have my child tested when he first came out. That test was positive, and the western blot came back positive too.
We are finding great success already with Primal Defense Ultra from Garden of Life which is a great form of soil micro organisms. And we are taking coq10 as part of the healing. We are also using Homeopathic Ledum. I took a 1m potency and my baby was given a 30c potency.
Yes, I was on coq10, but my doc wanted me off for pregnancy....i didn't ask why. i will be going back to it as soon as i deliver!

Off to check the other things you listed...thanks!
post #160 of 329
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I am learning a lot. I actually had a migraine yesterday...so I took a cal/mag supplement and within a few hours it was gone.I usually never get headaches, so they seem even worse when I do. I think I was fighting a bug or something because we all had low grade fevers and were sweating them off the past day or so.

I am awful at forgetting to take things and take care of myself. I usually do all required for my kids and then remember. SO I have been working on that. My husband has been reminding me to take my maca powder at night, and I have been taking my organ pills as well. I feel so great when I remember!Also- I was forgetting to take my honey in my tea at night- just didn't have a taste for anything sweet- but I have the past 2 nights and there is just no comparison. I wake up feeling ready to conquer stuff. Instead of it taking me a good 2 hours to feel ready.


I will be gearing up for my 4th C-section, unless my body cooperates this time around. My ideal would be a homebirth in the tub(oops! we had it at home! type), but at this point I think it would take a miracle since I don't have a history of going into labor within any reasonable time frame(first was a c-section at 44 weeks and I still had not gone into labor). So I really need to do all I can to prepare and have the things nutritionally lined up for me right afterward. My recovery has always been fast and I was told I heal well- but the last baby exhausted me in other ways...
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