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post #41 of 1146
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this is just not your week, JR. Sorry. Sending you functionality vibes...

We are having fun, but even fun busy takes it's toll...on me at least. My adrenal supp had glandular in it which really helps me.

My sis just reminded me that everything has to be in by WED for the fair...I was thinking Friday, ack. Did I mention that I'm entering in some of my garden stuff? Queensland Blue and Musquee de Provence pumpkins, sibley banana squash, baby butternut, mixed greens and some watermelons as well...could be fun! (None of that stuff takes much more work...they're already growing--it's all the artsy things I've got to get started on with the kids!)

DH forgot and gave dd some meat with questionable spices on them Saturday. I gave her clay, dig. enzymes and epsom salt bath. It seems to have helped with some of the behavioral stuff, but her face is pale and she got immediate red rings around her eyes, within minutes of eating it. DH felt so bad! It's been awhile since she's been exposed and I'm glad the behavior wasn't as far lived as usual, but it always makes me realize just how sensitive she is...
I hear you on the fun busy. to get through the week. My adrenal supp had/has glandulars in it as well. It's just "Adrenal Support" by Vital Nutrients. I should probably send DH over to my ND's to pick some up for me. I've been out of them for like... a month or so now I think.
Cool about the garden stuff. Eek on the kids' stuff! That would freak me out too.
Sorry about the reaction. Hopefully the clay and enzymes will help the other symptoms work out more quickly as well.
And I feel like a butt again. I phoned the school to let them know what's up with DS1- he's home, had surgery blah blah. Then asked if I should come and get homework for him or not? And the teacher was like "I think he has enough on his plate, don't you? Let him recuperate." While I agree, and I'm grateful she does too, I now feel like a jerk of a mom for even asking.

ETA: Of course, now I'm even more emotional/sensitive to crap bc of the dairy exposure and semi-paranoid from the stupid caffeine so...
post #42 of 1146
Anyone have leads for why a toddler/preschooler would choose to stop talking? I can't tell if it's just developmental fun and experimenting or something bigger, but dd's resorting to grunting and pointing more often than not lately, and it's getting old.

JR. You DID double check, it's not your fault you got the wrong drink - even if you do have to deal with the consequences
post #43 of 1146
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Anyone have leads for why a toddler/preschooler would choose to stop talking? I can't tell if it's just developmental fun and experimenting or something bigger, but dd's resorting to grunting and pointing more often than not lately, and it's getting old.

JR. You DID double check, it's not your fault you got the wrong drink - even if you do have to deal with the consequences
All I can tell you on the pointing/grunting thing is that DS1 finally stopped doing that and using words when I took him off food coloring... so maybe it's a sals thing?
post #44 of 1146
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And I feel like a butt again. I phoned the school to let them know what's up with DS1- he's home, had surgery blah blah. Then asked if I should come and get homework for him or not? And the teacher was like "I think he has enough on his plate, don't you? Let him recuperate." While I agree, and I'm grateful she does too, I now feel like a jerk of a mom for even asking.

ETA: Of course, now I'm even more emotional/sensitive to crap bc of the dairy exposure and semi-paranoid from the stupid caffeine so...
And out of adrenal support... You're over-analyzing You're being a great mom, watching out for him so that if they *did* want him doing homework, you'd be on top of it and not have to dump it all on him at once. No homework to catch up on, and the teacher's on your side!
post #45 of 1146
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All I can tell you on the pointing/grunting thing is that DS1 finally stopped doing that and using words when I took him off food coloring... so maybe it's a sals thing?
Interesting. I'll slip some Mo into her mag water, if I can get her to drink it - she's also woefully low on mag lately.
post #46 of 1146
I can tell dd's low on mag too since she keeps asking for chocolate. She won't drink the natural calm. I'm making water kefir and I'm hoping that if I mix it with some juice that I can slip all sorts of things in it
post #47 of 1146
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I can tell dd's low on mag too since she keeps asking for chocolate. She won't drink the natural calm. I'm making water kefir and I'm hoping that if I mix it with some juice that I can slip all sorts of things in it
I don't know your restrictions specifically, but have you considered a chocolate or maybe strawberry smoothie "shake" for hiding supps?

I'm so hungry. I picked up DS1's abx and dropped by the ND's to get my Adrenal supps too. There's not much of anything to snack in the house. I grabbed some bananas for the kids while I was getting the abx but that doesn't help ME. Going to have to make some muffins or something. I took my adrenal supp in the NDs office and a little while later actually FELT some of the tension leave my shoulders.
Ok, totally scattered thoughts there but I haven't got enough of a care to re-arrange them atm. I'm waiting for supper.

ETA: Shannon, is your shake/mousse recipe in the ex-sticky?
post #48 of 1146
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ETA: Shannon, is your shake/mousse recipe in the ex-sticky?

this one?
post #49 of 1146
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thats the one.
no berries or coconut... wonder how it would be with an avocado, a little extra honey, some rice milk, vanilla and cocoa... maybe a little EVOO to make up some of the fat from the coconut milk... gotta try that soon
post #50 of 1146
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thats the one.
no berries or coconut... wonder how it would be with an avocado, a little extra honey, some rice milk, vanilla and cocoa... maybe a little EVOO to make up some of the fat from the coconut milk... gotta try that soon
Given that avocado chocolate pudding with honey is fantastic, I'm thinking you've likely got a winner there I might have to try it sometime, too! Avocado might make up some of the fat as well...
post #51 of 1146
JR, have you ever done anything with grapeseed oil? I think the flavor is supposed to be fairly neutral.


whoMe--slow responding, thanks for the description. I'm guessing I've moved from 5 to 4 (of the 7-stage description) and I'm thinking DH is improving too, and I'm trying to figure out how/when to change what we're doing support-wise. I want to look more into really high-dose biotin, so far I'm just at 16mg and DH isn't taking any, I think gut imbalances would cause problems starting for him, but maybe that'll be part of the plan at some point. At least his mood/attitude are a lot better, I can't tell what's the cause--change in seasons (oppressive summer heat is almost letting up), supported by change in diet (lower carb, no grain/legume), something else?

Whatever it is, our garage is cleaned out. There's probably some more stuff that we will need to get rid of, but we could barely walk around, then last week the city said we needed to put DH's dad's car in the garage. But this weekend and this evening we got it done, and it's really nice, even room for DH to put together a workbench (plus the car's now in there). A few trips to drop off stuff with our local thrift store and victory is within sight!
post #52 of 1146
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JR, have you ever done anything with grapeseed oil? I think the flavor is supposed to be fairly neutral.


Whatever it is, our garage is cleaned out. There's probably some more stuff that we will need to get rid of, but we could barely walk around, then last week the city said we needed to put DH's dad's car in the garage. But this weekend and this evening we got it done, and it's really nice, even room for DH to put together a workbench (plus the car's now in there). A few trips to drop off stuff with our local thrift store and victory is within sight!
no... I was using canola (still am until my giant bottle runs out) but then I found out that it's a goitrogen. So now I've switched to only olive oil. I switched from soy to canola. I'd go to corn but I don't even want to contemplate that. Peanut is out. Nut oils are out. Coconut and butter are out. wary of palm oil... I could go to sunflower... Haven't checked out if I should be wary of safflower- I use it for OPing when I manage to fit that in.
And the only time I see DS2 react to grapes is when they contain seeds so...
post #53 of 1146
I'm baaaack...

We're pushing mag around here too. Taslyn's breastfeeding has definitely declined since I started amalgam replacement. And her poops are harder. So mag is the ticket. Interestingly enough, her skin looks better than it has in memorable history. And that's with adding back soy and cow dairy.

Hmmm. She's also sleeping better most of the time, and has learned to go to sleep without a boob in her mouth. And when she wakes in the night, she can often be redirected to go back to sleep without nursing. Wow. I feel kind of sad and crappy that as hard as I've worked to identify our intolerances and keep a safe diet... that she appears better off with less breastmilk.

But then again, maybe its a coincidence and she was just ready for these leaps. I've been feeling better and better too... with amalgam removal and rolfing... and of course we all have Elisabeth's remedies 2x daily, plus T's custom flower essence... whatever the answer, whatever the cause, I guess I won't complain.
post #54 of 1146
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Welcome back, Lisa!

post #55 of 1146
Helooo! Hope everyone is enjoying this nice cool weather (for those of us on the East Coast at least)...

Just wanted to pop in. DS is having a rough week... I think it's teething. And hes not letting me get any mag into him... so that is making it worse.

For those of you who are wondering.. yes, he's twiddling like crazy again.

Anyway, right now he's crying and pulling on my pants trying to get to the computer or me or whatever... he does this ALL DAY lately.

Just wanted to say hi so that I don't feel so "lurky"...

- oh.. and I SO want to try those donuts.. the pic looks so good..
post #56 of 1146
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omg. already losing my mind.
going to take my adrenal supps.
post #57 of 1146
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Do you think you could do that with another nut? Like almonds? The high copper in cashews turns me off.
post #58 of 1146
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I'm baaaack...

We're pushing mag around here too. Taslyn's breastfeeding has definitely declined since I started amalgam replacement. And her poops are harder. So mag is the ticket. Interestingly enough, her skin looks better than it has in memorable history. And that's with adding back soy and cow dairy.

Hmmm. She's also sleeping better most of the time, and has learned to go to sleep without a boob in her mouth. And when she wakes in the night, she can often be redirected to go back to sleep without nursing. Wow. I feel kind of sad and crappy that as hard as I've worked to identify our intolerances and keep a safe diet... that she appears better off with less breastmilk.
I've thought this about Adam as well.


But then again, maybe its a coincidence and she was just ready for these leaps. I've been feeling better and better too... with amalgam removal and rolfing... and of course we all have Elisabeth's remedies 2x daily, plus T's custom flower essence... whatever the answer, whatever the cause, I guess I won't complain.
Well whatever it is - Woohoo!
post #59 of 1146
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Do you think you could do that with another nut? Like almonds? The high copper in cashews turns me off.
I was planning to do it with pine nuts instead of cashews since they're the only nut we can have. Course, I'm out of pine nuts again. We were going to get some this weekend but uh. Yeah. Appendicitis sorta ruled that out.
post #60 of 1146
OMG (I refuse to use the pukey smiley, but it's more appropriate)

I think I'm low in vit A, and the only A in the house is fermented CLO (which I have NOT been using) so I took some. And it BURNED. And I gagged. And it's burning in my EARS. And it's WON'T go away. NEVER doing CLO again. That was the last straw. Ew.

And just for the record, it *definitely* did NOT burn when I was taking it a few months ago. I wonder if it got old or something?

Bring on the chicken liver pate!
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