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CS - we make our own lozenges for my mom who has Barrett's disease/GERD.  We just mix raw honey with slippery elm.  They don't get very hard, but easy to manage.  She either sucks on them or gently, slowly chews.  That might be an option.  It is amazing how much slippery elm gets absorbed into the honey.

 

 

Ooh- we could totally do that!  DD looooves honey.

 

So glad to hear your DS is feeling better. 

post #702 of 864

That is such great news.  I'm so happy you are having results.  My DD is doing really well with her foot related stuff too.

 

DS isn't doing so well.  He's not holding his adjustments.  However, we just got blood work back that indicates some kind of strep infection that could manifest itself in his sinus'.  We're seeing the ND on Monday and I'm hoping she'll have some good ideas for dealing with this and then we can widen our palates too!

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Interesting that you mention the strep infection.  A local FB friend mentioned that her friend does strep tests for the kind of issues your DS has.  (My friend studies blood for her job)  I am thinking of having it done for my boys.  I had 3 experiences with strep, back to back in high school and wonder if we have hidden strep that is causing allergies. . . but wait, strep can't travel between mom and baby - so maybe that's not it.

 

Hope that this step will bring you closer Chlobo

post #704 of 864
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Interesting that you mention the strep infection.  A local FB friend mentioned that her friend does strep tests for the kind of issues your DS has.  (My friend studies blood for her job)  I am thinking of having it done for my boys.  I had 3 experiences with strep, back to back in high school and wonder if we have hidden strep that is causing allergies. . . but wait, strep can't travel between mom and baby - so maybe that's not it.

 

Hope that this step will bring you closer Chlobo

 

yes-it's an interesting thought to be sure.   We've been talking about it quite a bit.  I'm very interested to see what happens....
 

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CS - we make our own lozenges for my mom who has Barrett's disease/GERD.  We just mix raw honey with slippery elm.  They don't get very hard, but easy to manage.  She either sucks on them or gently, slowly chews.  That might be an option.  It is amazing how much slippery elm gets absorbed into the honey.

 

 


love the update but this is freakin' brilliant.  I hadn't thought of this!!!!  I love it!  Doing some tonight-can't wait!  (my kids go through so darned many of the lozenges and we just started harvesting honey so this is WAY better!)

post #706 of 864

By "we" I hope you mean you & Dr. G and I hope you came up with some brilliant ideas. <wink, wink>

 

BTW, have you ever tried Divies Chocolates?

post #707 of 864

How do you make them?  Do you use slippery elm tincture?

 

Love to hear the recipe.  Maybe a youtube video?

post #708 of 864
super simple chlobo.
Blob of honey in a bowl (2-3 tbl). Slowly add slippery elm powder and stir. Continue to add until it is barely tacky. It can absorb a lot of slippery elm.

My goal has been to roll into a log and cut off lozenge size pieces but I usual just pinch off pieces and let air dry. I've never dried it until it gets hard. Wonder if a dehydrator would work.
post #709 of 864

Where does one get slippery elm powder?

post #710 of 864

I usually use mountain rose herbs.

post #711 of 864

I thought i was  coming down with the flu last night.  At the first sign of ache, I aggressively used ossico and ferr phos.  A few hours later i felt much better.  I woke up this morning feeing  a little wobbly-took some more remedy and i feel fine now.  So not sure if i was coming down with it or not but i dont have it now.

 

Chlobo we get ours from the health food store in Central square, from their bulk bins.  You can also get it from frontier.  My DH can easly get some for you - he walks by the store during his commute.

 

Baby girl is refluxing and in pain.  I am trying to figure out all the food triggers but i also want to support energetically.  will report back my ideas when i have them.

 

with brief research (abchomeopath, i saw recs for:silica, nat phos or cham  - all 6x

will check it out in mm

question -why 6x rec and not 30c?

 

eta:  I was feeling stuck about the refluxing because since I think I have figured out baby's allergens (appears to be DS'2 plus egg, sunflower seeds, more sals), and she was still refluxing in the evening.  I wasn't sure if the reflux was: she eating too much or something I ate.  I energy tested some foods - tada!  one food I like to eat in the afternoon was a no - contains small amount of honey and sunflower/and or safflower oil.  I'm avoiding both honey and sunflower (was hoping that sunflower oil would be ok, but thinking not).

SO - now I am guessing that it is the granola bar I was eating.

Honestly I am feeling really stuck about what to eat.  I am often hungry and unsatisfied - which is causing me to reach for sweet starchy foods- but that is for another thread.

 

When she spits up it is either, new fresh watery milk.  Or thick curdled milk. I'm not sure if there is a pattern for either.

 

Also when she nurses she fusses quite a bit in an angry, pained sort of way.  I haven't been able to figure out if it is actual pain, latch issue (CST doc doesn't think so, he says she has a very strong such, and I hear no clicking), or that her patience is low when she wants to sleep.  She unlatches cries, latches, thrashes while nursing, closes her eyes and tries to sleep, repeat. I was thinking of using a FE to help her relax, but I would also like to get to the route of the problem. the above description does sound like she is in pain.  sigh.  She doesn't do it at all when she nurses in the middle of the night, or when she first wakes up in the morning or after a nap.

Unless she is having a food reaction, her stools are appropriate breastfed poop. She doesn't appear to be gassy. She sleeps well at night.

 

so I don't want to use a remedy to fix the reflux long term.  I want to fix it by removing the offending food, but I would like a remedy to help when she is struggling


Edited by FireWithin - 11/21/10 at 5:56pm
post #712 of 864

6x means that you only have to be vaguely close with the remedy selection and it will still work.

 

Has she been evaluated for a tongue tie?  I always suspect this when I hear reflux-food can be a trigger of course but there is a structural component...it's just a chicken/egg thing.  The pattern you're describing pushes me in that direction as well (not when she's just waking up or in the middle of the night etc.)

 

Curious as to why wouldn't you want to use a remedy for the reflux?  In my thinking a  food sensitivity is an out of balance response.  Eliminating the trigger (to me) is worthwhile, but it's also more often than not, management instead of healing.  Homeopathy is another avenue-but one that can work well for many babies!  I"ve always used it with the food elimination-but in a perfect world elimination would be unnecessary!  I"d start with salts for sure.

 

nat phos is a nice bet (alternated with calc phos) as a tissue salt to help with "colic."  It doesn't cover anything up, just stabilizes the system and strengthens areas of vulnerability more than anything.  IT does address the root issue to a certain extent (maybe a large extent depending on the issue!)

 

I would definitely do flowers as well...no suprise there!  The Australian Bush flowers are excellent for reflux.

post #713 of 864

a thumbs-up on a book recommendation:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Homeopathic-Guide-Travelers-Remedies-Health/dp/1556439369/

Homeopathic Guide for Travelers: Remedies for Health and Safety.

 

Our local Borders is having a 20-30% off closing sale and my preceptor found this little gem there.  He thought it would be a light read but it looks like it will be immensely useful.  Our town has a very mobile international community, and this book covers a lot of those bizarre tropical ailments that most Indiana docs would rarely recognize (unlike the Indian homeopaths!).  He told me to go out and get my own copy (if the second copy he saw is still there....).

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I think PB's advice was great.  I was also wondering why you are shying away form homeopathy long-term?

 

Other than that I wanted to offer lots of hugs.  I hope things get better soon.  I promise to get you the dipes this week.

 

I am going to look into getting the slippery elm from Frontier.

post #715 of 864

I found some slippery elm powder at the hfs today!  (I think it's the "Now" brand, and it has no other ingredients.)  Yay!

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I found some slippery elm powder at the hfs today!  (I think it's the "Now" brand, and it has no other ingredients.)  Yay!



so awesome!!!!!!  This is going to be great for her I think!  Slippery elm is like the wonder herb.  I'm trying to wrestle honey away from my dd to make some.

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a thumbs-up on a book recommendation:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Homeopathic-Guide-Travelers-Remedies-Health/dp/1556439369/

Homeopathic Guide for Travelers: Remedies for Health and Safety.

 

Our local Borders is having a 20-30% off closing sale and my preceptor found this little gem there.  He thought it would be a light read but it looks like it will be immensely useful.  Our town has a very mobile international community, and this book covers a lot of those bizarre tropical ailments that most Indiana docs would rarely recognize (unlike the Indian homeopaths!).  He told me to go out and get my own copy (if the second copy he saw is still there....).


those Indian homeopaths...I've trained with several and MAN their keynote knowledge is unREAL.  Would that I could pull half of that out of my hat!  Thanks for the rec...haven't seen this before.

 

I'm with you on the lottery.  Each order I placed in school was astonishingly expensive.  It's so easy to drop 2k on just books that you NEED let alone want!  If I had 25k fall in my lap it could easily be spent in one day between books and pharmacy.  So many books so little time...

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6x means that you only have to be vaguely close with the remedy selection and it will still work.

 

Has she been evaluated for a tongue tie?  I always suspect this when I hear reflux-food can be a trigger of course but there is a structural component...it's just a chicken/egg thing.  The pattern you're describing pushes me in that direction as well (not when she's just waking up or in the middle of the night etc.)

 

Curious as to why wouldn't you want to use a remedy for the reflux?  In my thinking a  food sensitivity is an out of balance response.  Eliminating the trigger (to me) is worthwhile, but it's also more often than not, management instead of healing.  Homeopathy is another avenue-but one that can work well for many babies!  I"ve always used it with the food elimination-but in a perfect world elimination would be unnecessary!  I"d start with salts for sure.

 

nat phos is a nice bet (alternated with calc phos) as a tissue salt to help with "colic."  It doesn't cover anything up, just stabilizes the system and strengthens areas of vulnerability more than anything.  IT does address the root issue to a certain extent (maybe a large extent depending on the issue!)

 

I would definitely do flowers as well...no suprise there!  The Australian Bush flowers are excellent for reflux.


Oh Panser - will you please take care of me?  Normally I approach this thread with already trying to problem solve - more as a give and take, or ask simple questions.  I am doing neither.  I need your help and would like to pay you for this.

 

Baby just woke up but let's see how much I can answer.

 

Yes, she does have tongue tie.  I've seen it.   She also has what seems to be a pretty strong maxillary tongue tie.  I am very interested in having them clipped.  I'm curious as to why you believe it is a tt issue, especially with the description of when she doesn't fuss. 

 

Maybe I wasn't fully clear.  I'm not dissing homeopathy. I just worry that if I don't remove the foods, but remove the clear problem of reflux, what if the food is still hurting her and I don't see the symptoms?  that concerns me. But it is interesting to read your description of food reactions and out of balance response.  I have always thought food removal as management, but haven't gotten beyond the biochem part of it.  I would love to travel to other areas.

 

Also,  for cell salts - making a paste and putting on her foot.  Do you think I can use the lactose ones???  I have an entire box just hanging around.  If not, around how many do you crush for each application?  Because of cost, I don't want to use more than necessary.

 

ok she needs me.  I will try to flesh this out more later.

post #719 of 864
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Originally Posted by Panserbjorne View Post

those Indian homeopaths...I've trained with several and MAN their keynote knowledge is unREAL.  Would that I could pull half of that out of my hat!  Thanks for the rec...haven't seen this before.

 

I'm with you on the lottery.  Each order I placed in school was astonishingly expensive.  It's so easy to drop 2k on just books that you NEED let alone want!  If I had 25k fall in my lap it could easily be spent in one day between books and pharmacy.  So many books so little time...


it's even better... the lead author has 30-40 yrs experience, trained in both India and Germany.

 

and you only need $25K ?  dh was teasing me tonight... "If you won a few million dollars, you could buy a library and retain the rights to sign out certain books at the drop of a hat.  And you could make sure the library had the books you wanted..."  So that's that.  When I win a lottery (when I get around to playing...), I'll buy a library.  What books should I require that they have? :)

 

 

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Originally Posted by Panserbjorne View Post

6x means that you only have to be vaguely close with the remedy selection and it will still work.

 

Has she been evaluated for a tongue tie?  I always suspect this when I hear reflux-food can be a trigger of course but there is a structural component...it's just a chicken/egg thing.  The pattern you're describing pushes me in that direction as well (not when she's just waking up or in the middle of the night etc.)

 

Curious as to why wouldn't you want to use a remedy for the reflux?  In my thinking a  food sensitivity is an out of balance response.  Eliminating the trigger (to me) is worthwhile, but it's also more often than not, management instead of healing.  Homeopathy is another avenue-but one that can work well for many babies!  I"ve always used it with the food elimination-but in a perfect world elimination would be unnecessary!  I"d start with salts for sure.

 

nat phos is a nice bet (alternated with calc phos) as a tissue salt to help with "colic."  It doesn't cover anything up, just stabilizes the system and strengthens areas of vulnerability more than anything.  IT does address the root issue to a certain extent (maybe a large extent depending on the issue!)

 

I would definitely do flowers as well...no suprise there!  The Australian Bush flowers are excellent for reflux.


Oh Panser - will you please take care of me?  Normally I approach this thread with already trying to problem solve - more as a give and take, or ask simple questions.  I am doing neither.  I need your help and would like to pay you for this.

 

Baby just woke up but let's see how much I can answer.

 

Yes, she does have tongue tie.  I've seen it.   She also has what seems to be a pretty strong maxillary tongue tie.  I am very interested in having them clipped.  I'm curious as to why you believe it is a tt issue, especially with the description of when she doesn't fuss. 

 

Maybe I wasn't fully clear.  I'm not dissing homeopathy. I just worry that if I don't remove the foods, but remove the clear problem of reflux, what if the food is still hurting her and I don't see the symptoms?  that concerns me. But it is interesting to read your description of food reactions and out of balance response.  I have always thought food removal as management, but haven't gotten beyond the biochem part of it.  I would love to travel to other areas.

 

Also,  for cell salts - making a paste and putting on her foot.  Do you think I can use the lactose ones???  I have an entire box just hanging around.  If not, around how many do you crush for each application?  Because of cost, I don't want to use more than necessary.

 

ok she needs me.  I will try to flesh this out more later.


lady, you are VERY in tune.  Sometimes though it becomes too much because there's so much happening. 

 

Homeopathy cannot (IMHO) and will not overcome a mechanical problem.  I would DEFINITELY have her clipped or have a revision done sooner rather than later.  I am a non-interventionist....but not here.  She's fussing when she's hungry and feeding passively (is my guess) when she's relaxed.  Those are the clues with timing.  It's very common.  Food allergies (IME) tend to start many times with that incomplete peristalsis.  Bodywork can overcome it *to a certain extent* but never fully that I've seen yet.  Having the revision allows the bodyworker to get in there and release everything.  It can help with reflux, tone, digestion, respiration etc.  I'd do both, maxillary and lingual asap.

 

You can ABSOLUTELY use the lactose ones transdermally.  I'd use 2-3 of each at a time.

 

I know you're not dissing homeopathy-I'm just offering a different perspective.  When homeopathy works for colic/reflux/allergies it's because it normalizes the physiology.  I don't feel overly confident that can happen with the mechanical issue in play.  But I also believe the same about food removal.  It's a band-aid.  I know the ankyloglossia is a minor midline defect, and can indicate that there is vulnerability in the alimentary canal....but I suspect it's more often than not the mechanical issue setting things off.  The homeopathy won't cover things up in this instance-it will either relieve the burden or it won't.  I wouldn't bother paying anyone (me included) until you've been doing the salts for at least a week.  Also, flowers (which also have a physiological application.)  IF you can reduce the stress and take the person out of the sympathetic state you create the space for healing.  That's what energy medicine aims to do.  It's not a push, it's a release and allowance-at least from my perspective. 

 

 

If you have more questions, ask away.  I'm sure bluets can chime in too-and maybe there's other people that can weigh in with their experiences too....

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