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Oh, I loved raw goat milk... in my opinion it tastes way better (creamier) than cow milk. *sigh* I'm allergic to it, too... but I remember really loving it.
yes,there was a dairy here that sold raw goats milk for a while- best stuff EVER. Nothing like the cooked stuff. Too bad they are only allowed to make cheese now
I grew up with raw goats milk as a child because my mom made friends with a local farmer
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Ugh.

I was getting those daily early on in the pregnancy. I added a smoothie with a banana to my daily regimen and they went away after about a week.
what do you put in a smoothie? I recently got organic maca root powder and find it makes for a great smoothie. Usually I make it with frozen fruit, that and yogurt or kefir. And I add diatomaceous earth sometimes and coconut oil.
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Hi! I am 37.5 weeks pregnant and trying to follow a WAPF diet, although it has been a huge struggle for me this pregnancy. I do drink at least 4 glasses of raw cow's milk, 0.5 ounces of liver, grass-fed beef (most days), CLO, and a stick of butter per day. I really slack off on vegetables and barely eat grains, though. I sometimes forget to soak the grains that I do eat.

I am also nursing my 3 year-old, which has been really difficult. I now think that I will wait a lot longer between pregnancies if we decide to have a third!

I get leg cramps unless I have at least 4 glasses of milk per day - plus some soaked almonds. I can actually feel throughout the day if I need to drink more milk or eat more almonds.
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I like her no-nonsense approach. And the part about not NEEDING to eat in the first trimester although I wish she had info about nursing during pregnancy. I find myself starving and have to eat to eat to stay afloat with chasing 3 kids and nursing one.
I've read a little bit of the new Nina Planck book (too caught up re-reading the entire Twilight series right now... LOL) and I remember snorting out loud at that part. It's so cute. I guess it's true for some people. I always eat like a horse for the first trimester (and second, and third, come to think of it.. hee hee) and usually lose 5-10 pounds in the process. No idea why. I don't throw up at all. I find that food keeps the nausea away for a bit. And I'm just plain HUNGRY.

I've been eating way too many carby things so far. My blood sugars are already "bad" according to their weird rules... they'd be ok if I weren't pregnant, but now that I am, I suddenly need to be hypoglycemic. But, especially last night, the only thing that sounded good was mashed potatoes. I ate a heaping pile of them. I made myself choke down some of the sausage and cabbage, too... but I just wanted really salty, buttery mashed potatoes.

I hope I even out in a few weeks, so I can start going moderately low-carb. I do NOT want to be put on insulin. It goes against everything I believe I know about metabolism. I wish someone would test my fasting insulin level, as I am sure I have plenty of my own. It just doesn't work. Ah, well... eating less carbs will mean less need for insulin. I should have been doing this years ago....

I do want to say, I've been taking Dr. Ron's Organ Delight, and I'm feeling pretty darn good. I had gotten hit by the first trimester sleepies, and was needing TWO naps a day, which is really hard with a clingy, energetic 4-yo. My Organ Delight capsules arrived, and I actually got really worried because the sleepies were gone. I thought I was miscarrying. But I saw a heartbeat on the ultrasound last Thursday, and I'm still good and queasy... just not so darn tired. Good stuff!
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I've read a little bit of the new Nina Planck book (too caught up re-reading the entire Twilight series right now... LOL) and I remember snorting out loud at that part. It's so cute. I guess it's true for some people. I always eat like a horse for the first trimester (and second, and third, come to think of it.. hee hee) and usually lose 5-10 pounds in the process. No idea why. I don't throw up at all. I find that food keeps the nausea away for a bit. And I'm just plain HUNGRY.

I've been eating way too many carby things so far. My blood sugars are already "bad" according to their weird rules... they'd be ok if I weren't pregnant, but now that I am, I suddenly need to be hypoglycemic. But, especially last night, the only thing that sounded good was mashed potatoes. I ate a heaping pile of them. I made myself choke down some of the sausage and cabbage, too... but I just wanted really salty, buttery mashed potatoes.

I hope I even out in a few weeks, so I can start going moderately low-carb. I do NOT want to be put on insulin. It goes against everything I believe I know about metabolism. I wish someone would test my fasting insulin level, as I am sure I have plenty of my own. It just doesn't work. Ah, well... eating less carbs will mean less need for insulin. I should have been doing this years ago....

I do want to say, I've been taking Dr. Ron's Organ Delight, and I'm feeling pretty darn good. I had gotten hit by the first trimester sleepies, and was needing TWO naps a day, which is really hard with a clingy, energetic 4-yo. My Organ Delight capsules arrived, and I actually got really worried because the sleepies were gone. I thought I was miscarrying. But I saw a heartbeat on the ultrasound last Thursday, and I'm still good and queasy... just not so darn tired. Good stuff!

I need to cut way back on carbs as well. I already have been and feel really great. I have more energy. I do crave salty stuff like eggs and salt and butter or baked potatoes. Salty fish, etc. I sort of calm myself with the idea that I can eat MORE if I stay in the fats and proteins mostly.

I need to get the organ stuff you are taking. I keep forgetting to order some! I know my thyroid needs help. And I am not sure if I want to do Armour when I can get better stuff. I am going to be getting lots of organ meat this summer with a split half we are getting from a local farmer so I wonder if that would help me too-enough to avoid the processed pig glands

Yes, I thought it was cute too about how she couldn't make herself eat. if I go 3 hours I am hurting.
post #26 of 329
Hi!
i am here too!!! chewing on a large peice of grassfed steak, so only typing with one hand!

i have been eating waaay too many carbs too! what is up with that? way more than pre-preggo.... also keep "forgetting" to take my CLO... ooops, need to get on that! yay to all us pregnant ladies!
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I had a completely horrible weekend in terms of eating. ate at a buffet, drank pepsi and ate potato chips. :| then last night my stomach felt so sick. I got up to take some avc.............. its so hard going over other peoples houses when you are hungry and thats all they have. so starting today I am in recovery mode.
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I do want to say, I've been taking Dr. Ron's Organ Delight, and I'm feeling pretty darn good. I had gotten hit by the first trimester sleepies, and was needing TWO naps a day, which is really hard with a clingy, energetic 4-yo. My Organ Delight capsules arrived, and I actually got really worried because the sleepies were gone. I thought I was miscarrying. But I saw a heartbeat on the ultrasound last Thursday, and I'm still good and queasy... just not so darn tired. Good stuff!
Dr. Ron's Organ Delight has saved me this pregnancy. I have adrenal issues, and adrenals are really used during pregnancy (by the third trimester you're making about three times as much cortisol as normal), so I was starting to show signs of adrenal fatigue again, after having done a lot of successful recovery in the past few years. I had a really rough end of-first and beginning-of-second trimester, adrenal-wise, and finally ordered the pills for adrenal support, and immediately felt the difference. I like that they also have liver, brain, and heart, because I know that's helping too with baby-growing.

Anyway, just wanted to say that I started feeling hugely better with the addition of those pills. I don't take them every day, because they're so expensive, but I take them when I haven't gotten enough sleep and start to see adrenal symptoms, or when I just feel I need the extra support. Those pills are basically the only way I can deal with lost sleep. They're a lifesaver.

I had the carb-craving during my first trimester too. It got better by the second, although I still get a little funny around chicken and sometimes liver.

ETA: I'm 37.5 weeks! Wow, it went fast!
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I just ordered some Organ Delight thanks to your recommendations ladies. I had some liver, but at first I had a huge huge aversion and was just getting over it. Well, then yesterday my freezer got left partially open and all my beautiful and very expensive grassfed livers are ruined. Thankfully my 21 grassfed chickens still left were saveable(and all currently cooking). Got some fermented clo while I was at it as I had ran out !
post #30 of 329
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I just ordered some Organ Delight thanks to your recommendations ladies. I had some liver, but at first I had a huge huge aversion and was just getting over it. Well, then yesterday my freezer got left partially open and all my beautiful and very expensive grassfed livers are ruined. Thankfully my 21 grassfed chickens still left were saveable(and all currently cooking). Got some fermented clo while I was at it as I had ran out !

!!!!!All 21 of them? WOW
post #31 of 329
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It's sort of weird- I usually eat eggs for breakfast,sometimes a piece of ezekial bread- but lately I crave the bread, and often if I only eat eggs i have to have a peice 20 minutes later.

We should start a thread on what we are eating for ideas! this morning I had leftover cream of spinach soup on fried eggs
post #32 of 329
For breakfast: weekdays 3 or 4 eggs with some cheese and fruit. weekends: eggs and bacon.
to start with I used to eat grits during the week, but since my husband went gluten free the last 4 weeks we have done eggs. its been a great motivator for me to do it for him and I am reaping the benefits. I love it.

My chiro also prescribed me drenamin for my adrenals and I have felt it has given me the extra boost.
post #33 of 329
I'm here! I am about 9 weeks pregnant and trying rather struggling to mainting tf right now. I just ordered real food for mothers and babies too. Glad to see this thread. Leilalu- you are in my ddc and braver than I am! It seems so hopeless to argue the points. I'm cringing reading about the soy meat substitutes and vit A overdosing. : Thats okay though, glad we have a place to congregate here!

On our limited diet (no soy, gluten, dairy, egg, or chocolate) I am struggling right now for things to eat. For some reason I was doing well before but now there is nothing that sounds good (pregnancy maybe...lol). I've been eating my fair share of brown rice yeast (and everything else) free bread with strawberry jam. I am getting liver and CLO down though so hopefully that can sustain life here for a little while.
post #34 of 329
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!!!!!All 21 of them? WOW
Yes, seriously! They are all done and now I have to decide what I want to do with them all. I need to motivate and make various soups and such so I have meals around!

On- breakfast- sigh- usually some pork product- bacon or sausage. For a bit I was on an omelette kick- 3-4 eggs, peppers, onions- jalepenos- soaked in hot sauce- for a while it was smoothies- don't know what I am eating these days. Rice and sausage for awhile, today I trialed some GF oats again and ya- they seemed to pass! I am probably going be doing some baked oats then. I barely restrained myself from throwing up eating eggs last weeks, so those are out for a bit. I like yogurt and fruit for a light meal. Was doing coco yog., but now doing regular for me as Lily has weaned.
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I'm here! I am about 9 weeks pregnant and trying rather struggling to mainting tf right now. I just ordered real food for mothers and babies too. Glad to see this thread. Leilalu- you are in my ddc and braver than I am! It seems so hopeless to argue the points. I'm cringing reading about the soy meat substitutes and vit A overdosing. : Thats okay though, glad we have a place to congregate here!

On our limited diet (no soy, gluten, dairy, egg, or chocolate) I am struggling right now for things to eat. For some reason I was doing well before but now there is nothing that sounds good (pregnancy maybe...lol). I've been eating my fair share of brown rice yeast (and everything else) free bread with strawberry jam. I am getting liver and CLO down though so hopefully that can sustain life here for a little while.
I thought I saw you on there. I know, it seems hopeless. I guess I at least have to finish out the thread. I just feel so sad for all the babies whose moms just don't know any better. Hopefully I can at least turn the thread around before it dies

I have actually been eating a lot of trader joes hot dogs for lunches. I don't know how traditional that is, but I figure they are better than normal hot dogs and a high protein choice at least. I was happy to find that the cans of Alaskan Salmon I have have like 84 grams of protein in them! Since I am nursing I have no choice but to rummage my fridge for food...blah
post #36 of 329
wish this thread was around when I was still pregnant! how about a recently birthed thread? lol
post #37 of 329
HennyPenny- I think pregnancy threads have usually been for nursing mamas too right?

So- I had to check this infamous ddc thread. Sigh, the assumption that just eating a good diet and everything is fine just annoys me. It assumes so many things. Like that your digestion is not screwed up - like the vast majority of americans from things that have happened since birth- nasty formula, lots of antibiotics, nasty birth control pills and processed foods. It also is so very vague as to what is a healthy diet. Our diet and lives are so far removed from our previous lives that I think we need to be a lot more specific. I also think many women are delusional on how healthy they eat.
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I think it is so hard when there is much misinformation out there in mainstream media, most people end up going with what the majority say. If they read about it in a newspaper and a couple of magazines then thats what they tend to believe. We are brainwashed.

...........if you say anything about saturated fat most people believe it is so bad for you. but they have no problem with aspartame or getting their seafood from China or the Nile.

....though if you saw a couple posts earlier I feel off the rails this weekend, and I do know alot better. so shame on me.
post #39 of 329
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I think it is so hard when there is much misinformation out there in mainstream media, most people end up going with what the majority say. If they read about it in a newspaper and a couple of magazines then thats what they tend to believe. We are brainwashed.

...........if you say anything about saturated fat most people believe it is so bad for you. but they have no problem with aspartame or getting their seafood from China or the Nile.

....though if you saw a couple posts earlier I feel off the rails this weekend, and I do know alot better. so shame on me.

I know.At least some of it brings humor though....like talking about polar bear livers.... Speaking of- anyone know a good local organic source for those?
post #40 of 329
Can I join? I was in the group last year too Baby #3 is not quite 14 months and I'm 13 weeks pregnant with baby #4. Very unexpected, but exciting! I'm trying to do my best to be active and eat really, really well since I am still nursing and the pregnancies are so closely spaced. Especially since I am planning an HBAC after my last homebirth turned c/s.

We are a gluten free (except dh on occasion), dairy free household but we eat mostly TF style diet. We have our yearly bulk (local, pastured, organic) meat purchase ready to pick up in July so we are trying to finish off what is in our freezer. Unfortunately protien foods like meat and eggs are really grossing me out right now. I think I'm barely squeaking by with protein and calorie requirements right now and I can really feel it with my energy levels. I am trying to step up my nutrient rich foods right now and see if I feel better.
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