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post #1 of 309
Thread Starter 
Its all been said before. Welcome one and all. This is the thread that keeps us all connected.
Here is a link to last weeks thread.

And here are some links of interest:
JR's baby pool
Let's get some sleep!
Healing foods
Link to JR's chat thread links
Detox while breastfeeding
All About Me- lablover
Non-dairy sources of calcium
Safe spices
Competing vitamins
Favorite multivitamins
Salicylate levels in foods
Autoimmuine conditions, GAPS diet and deficiencies
Prostaglandins and EFAs

If I missed something you'd like listed- PM me and I'll post it here.
Here's to hoping everyone has an outstanding week (and JR has a baby).
post #2 of 309
I want to try to be the first to post and say thanks, MtnMama, I appreciate you picking up my slack. To bed with me, sleep so I can drive the long drive tomorrow.

To everyone here, you're gettin' me through things.
post #3 of 309
Have a good drive Tanya!
post #4 of 309
Thread Starter 
Sweet dreams and safe travels Tanya...
(anyone watch the Red Green Show?)...
We're all in this together!
post #5 of 309
I'm still ahead of the game here! Yay!

to everyone that is in need of one right now.

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How do you know you have an ammonia problem? Because I was sure I did, then test results came back normal. I don't know if I need to be looking at a different range or if I really just don't have an ammonia issue.

It was tested in my NutrEval. I didn't really get a range, so I can't be helpful with that. You can see the test results in my All about Lastrid thread.
post #6 of 309
Subbing for the week.
post #7 of 309
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Sweet dreams and safe travels Tanya...
(anyone watch the Red Green Show?)...
We're all in this together!
I do.

Sleep well and happy trails, Tanya.
Thanks for taking this on, Lisa.
post #8 of 309
I'm supposed to be in bed. : Instead I was checking out the Nutrition forum.
Found this thread with a mom needing help to find a gf rice milk.
post #9 of 309
see ya tanya! have a good trip.

margo, this is interesting. i got my period back within a week of starting Mo. maybe that was the final missing piece?

shannon, it's interesting and i hadn't connected this before... Lily used to pretty much always freak out over nothing. constantly. in the way you describe your LO. it was like because things didn't conform to her VERY specific notions of what was going to happen, life as we knew it would cease and the only thing that made sense for her was hysterical screaming. we started OT in January and that seems to have helped. [but, we also started supping lots of vits & minerals at the end of that month AND we started the chiro, too. we got an inheritance at that time, and we decided to use it for our health needs.] anyway, she doesn't flip out like that ALL the time anymore, but occasionally has days like that. now, it's more likely to be how i described before - assuming people are going to take her stuff or knock over her water or eat her food or that the dog is going to bite her.
post #10 of 309
okay hit submit before i was done.

lisa, thanks for the new thread!

JR, thinking of you.

hi to everyone else. i've got about 800 things to do this morning before meeting my extended family at a park for a picnic. now that my mom is working full time out of the house again, it really look forward to holidays.
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see ya tanya! have a good trip.

margo, this is interesting. i got my period back within a week of starting Mo. maybe that was the final missing piece?

shannon, it's interesting and i hadn't connected this before... Lily used to pretty much always freak out over nothing. constantly. in the way you describe your LO. it was like because things didn't conform to her VERY specific notions of what was going to happen, life as we knew it would cease and the only thing that made sense for her was hysterical screaming. we started OT in January and that seems to have helped. [but, we also started supping lots of vits & minerals at the end of that month AND we started the chiro, too. we got an inheritance at that time, and we decided to use it for our health needs.] anyway, she doesn't flip out like that ALL the time anymore, but occasionally has days like that. now, it's more likely to be how i described before - assuming people are going to take her stuff or knock over her water or eat her food or that the dog is going to bite her.
That just makes me even more glad of all the overlapping nutrients. Cause now I have no idea how to label dd.

And I got ppaf back very soon after starting folate. I doubt that's ALL coincidence...
post #12 of 309
Hello, all,

I'm new here. Was participating in the thread about our kids' food sensitivity reactions, which was shut down as it started to go south. I'm hoping that this thread will be a more supportive place.

My 7 y.o. DD was tested 6 months ago for IgG mediated senstivities, and came up highly reactive for cow's milk, whey, eggs and whole wheat. These types of food reactions run in my DH's family, so it was really no surprise. Her reactions include super ramped up hyperactivity (esp. with milk), anger, rage, tantrums, screaming, irrational fear of nothing in particular, and other similar reactions. DS (21 months) so far is not showing any signs of issues, although when he was an infant I had to give up dairy for awhile because it made him super gassy. I don't know if that will manifest again later or not.

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shannon, it's interesting and i hadn't connected this before... Lily used to pretty much always freak out over nothing. constantly. in the way you describe your LO. it was like because things didn't conform to her VERY specific notions of what was going to happen, life as we knew it would cease and the only thing that made sense for her was hysterical screaming. we started OT in January and that seems to have helped. [but, we also started supping lots of vits & minerals at the end of that month AND we started the chiro, too. we got an inheritance at that time, and we decided to use it for our health needs.] anyway, she doesn't flip out like that ALL the time anymore, but occasionally has days like that. now, it's more likely to be how i described before - assuming people are going to take her stuff or knock over her water or eat her food or that the dog is going to bite her.
Just out of curiosity, your DD doesn't take Zantac (ranitidine) for reflux does she?

Only asking because we had a weird neuropsychiatric reaction to zantac involving intense paranoia. Turns out it is a documented, but rare, side effect of Zantac. Thankfully my pediatrician was aware of it!!
Judi
post #13 of 309
I just want to : that I think I just discovered that I can access the Stanford medical library AND check out books!!!

post #14 of 309
Ellasmama - so good to hear from you.

Tanya - great trip

JR - thinking about you hourly

Mtn mama - thanks for setting this up. you had mentioned that Ellasmama had a great way of making people feel good (you are right), but so do you - thank you

CS - the anticipation is making me feel a little nutty. fingers and toes crossed for you

twilight girl - welcome. this is a safe place, with amazing mamas. We are all working together, sharing ideas and supporting each other

I find that Jacqueline R is one of the kindest, most supportive, straight-talking people I know.

WhoMe - I feel like you are describing my oldest, (or my mother, myself or my brother. My oldest is so exhausting for me. I really believe that Mo is the answer, or at least partial, answer for us. I am finding that I am ripping through nutrients now that I am successfully matching them with their pairs. ie. I seem to need more Mo now that my folate source is better. Now that I am absorbing mag better, I seem to need more. (I keep on getting eye tics, but I am taking over 700 units a day, and not at bowel tolerance.)
WhoMe - I remember you mentioning you felt that your vitamin balance is a little out of whack since supplementing Bs - is this still the case? do you think you need more Mo?
You have done so much for all of us. I really want to help you.

So what should I do about the fact that I am always dragging my feet with medical issues, when it concerns actually seeing a doc? My boys need to see a dentist, but I just don't want to deal with it. I need to set up a pedi for them. I need to get my iud taken out. I need to find a homeopath. I expect I will use barefootmama, but I am really bummed about PB. that's who I want for my family, but I don't think I should wait any longer. It feels like the right time to at least set myself up.

Also, I usually don't wash my boys' hair, just rinse with water. We got our hair anaylsis envelopes. Their hair has a natural oiliness to it (actually my 6 year old seems to be getting to an age when shampooing might become more necessary. We have begun to get some boy funk from him.)
Should I just extra water wash it? Should a natural body soap? my shampoo?

sorry long post. I had an unusual computer opportunity. Writing on my itouch can be a pita.

everyone enjoy their memorial day
post #15 of 309
I'm back home and on my regular wireless (instead of some hijacked one) so I can type more than a couple of sentences. Well, DS had the diarrhea and stomachache friday night, wet the bed friday and saturday night, and asked for gripe water before bed last night (but didn't wet the bed), so hopefully we're nearing the end of the potato reaction. Ugh. I had really hoped he was healing... I so want to add food back in for him. He's been so restricted for so long. And his birthday is a week from today. I'm not doing cupcakes for school because it's just a pain. I'll send in goodie bags or something benign. And we're doing a bowling party because that's what he wants, and I will bring cupcakes to that, but no outside food is allowed (even with allergies) so I'm not going to serve all the other kids pizza and hot dogs and make DS watch them, so we'll just do the cupcakes, and I'll buy water for DS and something for the other kids (can't bring outside drinks in either). At least I found cool Legos for him on legoeducation.com, so he'll be happy.

DD2 had a new reaction to a bug. Last summer whenever she got bug bites, they would get huge and hot, like bigger than a quarter. She got some regular size mosquito bite looking ones on her back this weekend, but she got one on her arm, up by her armpit that was pink, the size of a quarter yesterday. But today it looks like a mottled purplish bruise, almost like a hicky. And it's hard underneath. I'm hoping it wasn't a spider bite or something. It's really strange looking. And I found out that the geranium that's good to keep the bugs away is an herb, not the regular flowering kind. I'm going to get a bunch and plant it around the yard so that I don't have to spray nasty chemicals all over my kids this summer.

JR: My friend here just had her baby this morning, so I'm just waiting on YOU. Her's was a boy (no name yet).

CS: When is your bank going to call? I'm so worried about this house, I feel like it's mine!

mammo2sammo: I do the same thing with dentists. I brought my other 2 kids, and it wasn't until DD2 was 4, and we went with the other kids, and she ASKED if she could go to the dentist, that I finally made her an appt. I just emailed PB to see if she was ready yet. I'm not good at patience.

And I'm wondering if I'm getting the UTIs again because I got lax on the stuff like the saurkraut every day and the probiotics every day and things like that. I was really good at the beginning and then got complacent. I figure Pat will yell at me but it'll do me some good!
post #16 of 309
Kathy - I feel like a heel mentioning this now, because I didn't mention it months ago when you really needed it.
When I get UTIs the only thing (except for my new experiment with homeopathy) that works is andrographis
http://www.standardprocess.com/displ...log.spi?ID=172
Nothing works (haven't tried abx.) other than this herb mix. Now that I look at what's in it, Echinacea, it is a little concerning. PB mentioned no one on the allergy site should take it. I expect that it is better than abx though.
I have gotten repeat UTIs for a couple of years now, whenever I eat more than a small amount of sugar, especially when combined with dtd.
post #17 of 309
Mammo2Sammo- You sometimes combine eating sugar with DTD?

Contractions have slowed down to every 10-12 minutes. PITA.

Twilight girl- Welcome to the chat thread. I'm sure you'll like it here. We talk a LOT though. There's another thread LBMarie started to replace the one which went south floating around somewhere. If I get a chance, I'll dig it up and post a link for you.

Going with DH to get his morning coffee. Bbiab.
Welcome back, Kathy!
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Mammo2Sammo- You sometimes combine eating sugar with DTD?
hee hee - well not since our college days - or at least not since being allergen free.
post #19 of 309
new thread in H&H:
Where do things go wrong?

And I just got The Garden of Fertility in the mail, courtesy of paperbackswap.com : Today's the turning point. See, somehow, every time I end up in a funk lately, I come out with another MAJOR piece of the puzzle. I just wish I didn't have to deal with the funks to get there
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Twilight girl- Welcome to the chat thread. I'm sure you'll like it here. We talk a LOT though. There's another thread LBMarie started to replace the one which went south floating around somewhere. If I get a chance, I'll dig it up and post a link for you.
new acting out thread
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