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post #141 of 156
Help?

How can I get mag into dd? I've got natural calm, and possibly mag citrate powder.

Today she ate (fairly typically):
dutch babies/maple syrup
chicken leg
mashed sweet potatoes
orange wedges
broccoli
meatballs
ketchup
apple

and refused my fallbacks:
apple juice
lemonade
applesauce
epsom salt bath (not that I've seen the mag from that affect her...)

any ideas? (this list is just to show the sorts of things she eats)
post #142 of 156
<kitten capsules>
post #143 of 156
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Originally Posted by mamafish9 View Post
<kitten capsules>
Did you see the title of the thread? Seriously, if you can figure out a way to get dd to happily swallow pills... She does NOT like the idea of eating non-food (capsules, emergenC, etc), and is suspicious of anything 'vitamin.' Knows the words (and talks about) magnesium and molybdenum. Has a fit if I so much as suggest that there's anything wrong with her body (not processing things right or whatever) and is scarred for several months to years by a single bad experience. Especially when low on vitamins.

I think I missed my window with the kitten caps. If I'd started them before she was so aware, it'd be a whole different story.
post #144 of 156
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Did you see the title of the thread?
I dip them in maple syrup, does that count?

I've passed on kitten capsules to 11 different kids between 18 mo and 7 years here, and they all swallowed them, and in all but one case, are still swallowing those or larger capsules. I'm not saying it will work for everyone - but I don't think it's as impossible as it seems to sound, either .

If she wants "real food", heck, put broccoli inside the capsules . Could you get something like mega food magnesium (their zinc and B's crush easily into powder, so guessing the mag would as well). Show her the ingredients - all real food, they just turned it into powder. The B's actually don't taste too bad, maybe the mag wouldn't either?

I'm thinking that my daughter at that age (another easily scarred kid), didn't like to think anything was wrong with her - but she did like to be able to take control of what she put inside herself. Could you maybe put different things in capsules (or not, use the natural calm) and show her how to "crystal test" herself to decide what her body wants today?
post #145 of 156
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Originally Posted by mamafish9 View Post
I dip them in maple syrup, does that count?

I've passed on kitten capsules to 11 different kids between 18 mo and 7 years here, and they all swallowed them, and in all but one case, are still swallowing those or larger capsules. I'm not saying it will work for everyone - but I don't think it's as impossible as it seems to sound, either .

If she wants "real food", heck, put broccoli inside the capsules . Could you get something like mega food magnesium (their zinc and B's crush easily into powder, so guessing the mag would as well). Show her the ingredients - all real food, they just turned it into powder. The B's actually don't taste too bad, maybe the mag wouldn't either?

I'm thinking that my daughter at that age (another easily scarred kid), didn't like to think anything was wrong with her - but she did like to be able to take control of what she put inside herself. Could you maybe put different things in capsules (or not, use the natural calm) and show her how to "crystal test" herself to decide what her body wants today?
It's a psychological thing. She's opposed to the concept of pills. She's the complete opposite of my in the logical department - NOT logical, and trying to reason my way in would just set up her guard. I'd be stunned if reading ingredients worked. And putting broccoli in - that's just

On the flip side, she doesn't object at all to me putting a capsule of calcium into the big batch of pancake batter or anything like that, doesn't even care what it is.

Dh would totally flip out if I tried to teach her crystal testing - it's a 'religious thing' to him. He chooses science, and would feel betrayed if I tried to get her on something like that (and stuff like homeopathy - I can try and use it on her if I really want, but he really doesn't want her *believing* in it).

Yeah, I got a fun hand, here.
post #146 of 156
Where did you order form again? I must try it for DS.
post #147 of 156
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Dh would totally flip out if I tried to teach her crystal testing - it's a 'religious thing' to him. He chooses science, and would feel betrayed if I tried to get her on something like that (and stuff like homeopathy - I can try and use it on her if I really want, but he really doesn't want her *believing* in it).

Yeah, I got a fun hand, here.
would it help to know there's an expensive peer-reviewed Springer-Verlag book by a bunch of physicists and chemists on the topic of ultra-high dilutions, with homeopathy as only one such application?
post #148 of 156
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would it help to know there's an expensive peer-reviewed Springer-Verlag book by a bunch of physicists and chemists on the topic of ultra-high dilutions, with homeopathy as only one such application?
It would definitely be interesting, but I wouldn't get my hopes up. Got a link?
post #149 of 156
http://books.google.com/books?id=XA4...age&q=&f=false

here's one link - but i swear the one i was thinking about was a wiley/springer book because i thought i took advantage of our library's agreement and downloaded the whole shebang. of course, it's buried somewhere on my hard drive.

there's another one with "homeopathy" in the book title that pops but i was looking for something less obviously... homeopathic.
post #150 of 156
ah-ha! found it!
http://springerlink.metapress.com/co...9f8dfd7d1&pi=0
post #151 of 156
Wow, there's a foot in the door! I mentioned quantum physics, and he perked up a bit. Homeopathy itself isn't a word to avoid for him - it's the lack of scientific explanation that makes it out of the question. So if there's a science thing that directly addresses it, then even more awesome. The reputation of the source of the info is a lot more important.

So back to hiding magnesium. Dd wanted to nurse all.night.long last night. I'm pretty sure it's mag. And that with mag and the other vites, she'd be a crazy-happy camper (in the best way possible). But she's dodging all my attempts. Grr...
post #152 of 156
magnesium citrate (not natural calm but plain ol' magnesium citrate) might be a possibility for your pancakes. it's very chalky and not at all like the proprietary natural calm. heck, dh would probably be overjoyed if i sent you the last of our batch
post #153 of 156
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Originally Posted by bluets View Post
magnesium citrate (not natural calm but plain ol' magnesium citrate) might be a possibility for your pancakes. it's very chalky and not at all like the proprietary natural calm. heck, dh would probably be overjoyed if i sent you the last of our batch
We've got some of that. Undissolved, it's really sour. After it's dissolved it doesn't taste like much. So mixing it into batter, interesting. But then there's the catch that I was on it for a while, and it was when I switched to natural calm that I could increase the dose and actually see results. So I don't have a lot of faith that it does much for us... I'll give it a try.
post #154 of 156
bump!
post #155 of 156

Bumping.

 

Pat

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