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post #41 of 1021
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Originally Posted by mtn.mama View Post
Carren, ACK! hope the auger is cheaply replaceable. Taslyn is forever sticking things in my mill and my juicer. I continually have to check the hoppers.

Welcome back Tanya...

I took T for her 2y WBV today and got the pedi to order the MTHFR test, lead test, iron test, stool bacterial and reductase test and urine metabolite tests!!!
Wow, how did you do that? What did you say? Did you ahve a list of tests? What is reductase? Urine Metabolite?
post #42 of 1021
I guess I lucked out. Our pedi is a nurse-practitioner who works out of the midwives office. She didn't know what MTHFR was but ordered it anyway. I told her I wanted to check T's bacteria levels, IgA status, and do an organic acid test- since these tests had been so useful for my own health. As far as reductase- I think that means she requested enzyme levels... that part was her idea. She's been really good at following my lead and getting us referrals to specialists. I wasn't sure whether she'd actually order the tests directly, or farm us out again... but she was totally willing. We already did the blood draw, and now I just need to catch some #1/#2...
post #43 of 1021
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Yeah, it's really annoying when people know just enough to think they're on top of things cause they're totally wrong and won't listen to you at all...
Yes it is. I think it's probably a good thing that it's a 14-hour drive to visit family. Nice people, but such a different outlook, and SIL being a nurse means we have philosophical differences.

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Originally Posted by mtn.mama View Post
I stink. I've been stinking for at least a month now. I *know* this is detox. What exact nasties I'm eliminating I know not. If it were going into my breastmilk, Taslyn would show it, right? But she's in a good patch...
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Originally Posted by AnnieMarie View Post
I have the same concerns about my little ones nursing, I keep hoping that if there are any nasties going into my breastmilk the kids would show it, and that I would actually recognise it for what it is.
I've shared before, I increased DS's toxic load without him having symptoms, I just saw it by his vitC need jumping from 3g/day to 12g/day. But I don't know how typical/atypical our situation is.

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Originally Posted by chlobo View Post
So Ds tried to juice a marble this morning. I am so impressed. Apparently, a marble is harder than the auger in my BRAND NEW masticating juicer.
I'm so sorry! Oh no.
post #44 of 1021
Apparently I have a lot to say.

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Originally Posted by WuWei View Post
I could almost smell the pizza from here. So, we are going for processed wheat and dairy (commercial pizza) for dinner. :

(I'll feel like a slug tonight. )


ETA: I'll eat some sauerkraut first.


Pat
Not that it's the best thing, but maybe consider eating clay with meals like that? I've read good things about that, haven't tried it, even though we have some clay. I haven't touched ours, strangely enough.

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Originally Posted by deditus View Post
Also, www.naturamart.com has 20% off many products until midnight PST tonight with the code "health", I think Metagenics and Pure Encapsulations may be excluded, and they always have a code for Thorne, but if you use any Perque products it could be a great deal.
Thank you for sharing where you get your Perque stuff! Someone asked me just before we left town and I had something to tell them!

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Originally Posted by kjbrown92 View Post
Last time I got the wrong one. I think I got the Toxic Elements. I just want the regular "Hair Elements" right? If it's through Doctorsdata.com, does anyone remember where I can find the discount code? I have enough money in my HSA account to get it for both kids. I could do it right now if I had the code....

If it's through DirectLabs, is there a code, or was that only if it was through doctor's data? I think I paid full price last time...
Ditto what MtnMama said. The plain "Hair Elements" test. I am seriously vaccillating about when to test the kids. I am actually considering getting JaneS's 8-mineral taste test kit from here...
http://www.rockwellnutrition.com/Liq...te_p_1730.html

And doing that for a while, and continue chelating and see how things look sometime in the winter. Because if the kids still fail the counting rules, then the mineral levels are a lot less reliable (some may be right, but some not, and I'm left guessing), so trying to wait a while and see if we're past that seems more likely to give me useful info. Rambling-by-typing, sorry...

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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
And still, even knowing all that, I have all this desire for a smoke. Talk about addiction.

ETA: I probably should mention that I'm actually allergic to smoke and nicotine (and yet smoked for 20 years, how's that for smart?).
Ditty what JR said about Kathy's annoying SIL, shouldn't have cut that out.

JR, my parents found quitting smoking SO HARD. Seriously, incredibly hard. It's a good thing to do, but so not easy. Lots of kudos to you. It's been 20 years and my dad still dreams of cigarettes, actual dreams. But it'll be really good for your kids, my parents were very up-front about smoking (dad stopped when I was about 13, my mom when I was close to 30), and how they'd tried to stop and it was so hard, and how they didn't want this for me. Between that and trying 2 cigarettes that my mom gave me, one at age 3 (that I don't remember) and one at age 7 that I DO remember, was a lot of incentive to never start. And I'm sure I would've gotten addicted just as easily as they did, and probably had an even harder time stopping. So it's a gift to your kids too.
post #45 of 1021

I'm really struggling here...

Hi, guys. I'm jumping in with two feet. I've been lurking but haven't felt up to posting these days. I should be writing this in my thread, but need some support. This summer has been so difficult. I have had so many ups and downs. I have felt so isolated and not even wanted to post here!

And to top it all off, I tried to tell a good friend who knows our situation (gluten-wise, ect) some things--nicely--that may help her dd (who plays with my dd) and she told me that she would never do something as drastic as I have! (I assume she meant going off allergens). I went home and cried.

updated in my thread. Thanks in advance, guys....

JR--quickly did want to say how sorry I am that your mother passed away and that you weren't able to go to her funeral. I hope you get the closure and peace that you need.
post #46 of 1021
Wish some of ya'll were in my time zone,lol.

I'll check back tomorrow.
post #47 of 1021
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Originally Posted by TanyaLopez View Post
I just want to pop in and say hi, from the little I skimmed, I think I missed a lot! And not in a good way.

Will read the rest of the old thread and the first page of this one, just wanted to get back to a place where people talk my language. I think I almost ticked off my SIL by suggesting that health things happen for a reason, maybe the doc doesn't know, but there _is_ a reason, and looking for that could be useful. Tried to be tactful, really tried, but I think she's not really interested. Sometimes reality smacks me upside the head and I realize just how far from normal I've strayed.
Sounds like my MIL (actually that whole side of the family) I have to come on here for a bit of normalcy - I reckon they are the ones who have strayed

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Originally Posted by chlobo View Post
So Ds tried to juice a marble this morning. I am so impressed. Apparently, a marble is harder than the auger in my BRAND NEW masticating juicer.
OH NO, hope it isnt too expensive to fix.

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Originally Posted by TanyaLopez View Post
Yes it is. I think it's probably a good thing that it's a 14-hour drive to visit family. Nice people, but such a different outlook, and SIL being a nurse means we have philosophical differences.



I've shared before, I increased DS's toxic load without him having symptoms, I just saw it by his vitC need jumping from 3g/day to 12g/day. But I don't know how typical/atypical our situation is.
My two little ones are on about 1000mg vitC a day, that is bowel tolerance level, so I guess they are doing pretty well as their need hasnt really jumped. DD gets constipated if she doesnt have that much, but any more and she has the 'runs'.

I wish my MIL was 14 hours drive, we see her way too often since we are now only 3 hours away.


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Originally Posted by dannic View Post
Hi, guys. I'm jumping in with two feet. I've been lurking but haven't felt up to posting these days. I should be writing this in my thread, but need some support. This summer has been so difficult. I have had so many ups and downs. I have felt so isolated and not even wanted to post here!

And to top it all off, I tried to tell a good friend who knows our situation (gluten-wise, ect) some things--nicely--that may help her dd (who plays with my dd) and she told me that she would never do something as drastic as I have! (I assume she meant going off allergens). I went home and cried.

updated in my thread. Thanks in advance, guys....
Sounds like my in-laws, people just dont realise what they are doing to themselves. {{{HUGS}}}
What part of the world are you in? I am also usually on here when everyone else is tucked up in bed already
post #48 of 1021
Re creme brulee, I had a recipe that called for maple sugar on top. I never got around to trying it. I have maple sugar, but so far only tried it out in recipes that call for brown sugar.

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As for my gluten trial, it has been 3 days and I can't say I have had any negative effects from it.

In fact, I haven't had any hypoglycemic stuff since then. I also had no bloating for a long time on Sunday, which is rare. For the past few months, I have only occasionally had no bloating for an hour or so, and then it comes back as soon as I eat. But Sunday I was eating without getting bloated.

So, what gives? Any ideas?
post #49 of 1021
Thread Starter 
Found this amazing list of research studies related to nutrition and depression. Folate, B12, and MTHFR are frequently mentioned variables. http://www.nutritionmedicine.org/Fil..._abstracts.pdf


Pat
post #50 of 1021
Thread Starter 
WhoMe: do you understand this about hydrogen peroxide, MTHFR and ulcerative colitis? : http://www.statemaster.com/encyclope...rative-Colitis

Btw, the article notes: Ulcerative colitis has been reported following administration of vitamin B6, which is metabolized with generation of hydrogen peroxide as a by-product.

And, Ulcerative colitis has been reported following administration of iron as a dietary supplement. Iron catalyzes the conversion of hydrogen peroxide to the more active hydroxyl radical.


Pat
post #51 of 1021
Thread Starter 
Found a fun site, "Ask the Geneticist".
http://genetics.emory.edu/ask/topic....ical_Disorders


Pat
post #52 of 1021
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Originally Posted by WuWei View Post
WhoMe: do you understand this about hydrogen peroxide, MTHFR and ulcerative colitis? : http://www.statemaster.com/encyclope...rative-Colitis

Btw, the article notes: Ulcerative colitis has been reported following administration of vitamin B6, which is metabolized with generation of hydrogen peroxide as a by-product.

And, Ulcerative colitis has been reported following administration of iron as a dietary supplement. Iron catalyzes the conversion of hydrogen peroxide to the more active hydroxyl radical.


Pat
That article just explained something I've been trying to figure out, Pat. Thanks!
post #53 of 1021
Thread Starter 
This meta-analysis demonstrates an association between the MTHFR C677T variant and depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, raising the possibility of the use of folate in treatment and prevention.
http://www.cdc.gov/genomics/hugenet/...MTHFRPsych.pdf




Pat
post #54 of 1021
I just read that synthetic biotin comes in 8 isomers, only one of which is found naturally and has full vitamin activity. I wonder if that means we need to divide the dosage of biotin supplements by 8 to get the actual amount we're getting, and I wonder if the other 7 forms are harmless, or if they interfere with the good stuff...

"Biotin has three asymmetric carbons and can exist as eight different isomers. Only the d-(+)-biotin, D-Biotin isomer is biologically active."
http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-sci...rt/biotin.html
post #55 of 1021
Thread Starter 
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the ladies with MTHFR and miscarriages (in Infertility) need to be taking folate 5-MTHF, not folic acid. (I don't understand why they are being prescribed folic acid when they have MTHFR.)


Pat
post #56 of 1021
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Originally Posted by WuWei View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the ladies with MTHFR and miscarriages (in Infertility) need to be taking folate 5-MTHF, not folic acid. (I don't understand why they are being prescribed folic acid when they have MTHFR.)


Pat
I haven't read your links yet - trying to make room for the flooring that's supposed to arrive any minute. The MTHFR polymorphisms make for inefficient conversion of folic acid to folate. The obvious thing to do then is to load up on folic acid, so you end up with enough of the good stuff. The variable that's missing is that the inactive folic acid then competes in the body. It fits in the folate receptors. So it *looks* like there's plenty of folate, but it's not very accessible because it's caught in the crowd, so to speak.
post #57 of 1021
Stop with the technical jargon. Let's get back to simple talk. lol.

So I can either order 2 vanilla beans or 20. I'm tempted to do the 20 b/c they are "bourbon" vanilla beans and I"ve heard good things and they should make good vanilla.

But what else does one do with vanilla beans? I know Kathy mentioned using in creme brule. Would I shave the bean or carve out the inside? Or what?
post #58 of 1021
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by chlobo View Post
Stop with the technical jargon. Let's get back to simple talk. lol.

So I can either order 2 vanilla beans or 20. I'm tempted to do the 20 b/c they are "bourbon" vanilla beans and I"ve heard good things and they should make good vanilla.

But what else does one do with vanilla beans? I know Kathy mentioned using in creme brule. Would I shave the bean or carve out the inside? Or what?


Are the beans expensive? I want to make organic vanilla extract. It is $23 for 8 ounces. Can I buy some beans from ya'?

Pat
post #59 of 1021
I just went to pick up my Azure coop order. For some reason there was no coconut milk ice cream or yogurt, the big reasons I put in an order. I was counting on them. Now it looks like I didn't order them! I think I'm losing my mind.

The gal that hosts the co-op is an old friend I haven't seen since Oct '06. My first two pick ups she wasn't home. Today she didn't recognize me at first. When I got back I looked in the mirror. I look old. My hair is graying. It is so thin, I got it cut short several months ago. It really has barely grown, and just looks thinner. The baby, age 22 months, barely has peach fuzz on her head for that matter. I feel pretty healthy on this diet. What is wrong with us? I've aged so much in the past 22 months. I'm only 36.

~Tracy
post #60 of 1021
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Originally Posted by Wugmama View Post
I just went to pick up my Azure coop order. For some reason there was no coconut milk ice cream or yogurt, the big reasons I put in an order. I was counting on them. Now it looks like I didn't order them! I think I'm losing my mind.

The gal that hosts the co-op is an old friend I haven't seen since Oct '06. My first two pick ups she wasn't home. Today she didn't recognize me at first. When I got back I looked in the mirror. I look old. My hair is graying. It is so thin, I got it cut short several months ago. It really has barely grown, and just looks thinner. The baby, age 22 months, barely has peach fuzz on her head for that matter. I feel pretty healthy on this diet. What is wrong with us? I've aged so much in the past 22 months. I'm only 36.

~Tracy
I know what you mean. I feel old. My skin is getting wrinkly. I'm turning gray. My hair is dry and ugly. I feel like I looked better when I ate crappy food.

BTW, I'm jealous that you have azure. They don't deliver this far east and the coop that does run around here is cumbersome. $10/mo charge plus you need to order every month.
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