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So I've been reading the sals/hists thread and totally confusing myself. Seriously, (to me) dd2 could be either. Sigh. Unless...she has no mood issues at all. Could that help?
And in that thread there was a discussion on chromium. I asked this there: Is it safe for use during pregnancy? And which form? I think my blood sugar could use some reprieves.
I've been experimenting with millet for breakfast and my WHOLE FAMILY likes it!!!(ie DH).
I've been soaking it for 24 hrs and then cooking it and adding a can of coconut milk and 1/3 c. of honey, cinnamon and raisins to taste. Yum. It doesn't give me any sugar highs/lows. Yeah! I guess millet has a pretty complete protein which I think helps.

So now to find it in bulk.
Does anyone use emergenC? I've been using them again for a few days and am feeling really good. (on top of my multi).

Kathy, someone was raving about your sugar cookie recipe and I got all excited and looked it up--only to find it uses flour! Despair...they sound so good! (okay, the dough does...)
post #22 of 1122
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Kathy, you're funny. I really don't get why you all think I'm organized. I'm about as far from it as anyone can get- which is why I talk about it so much! I'm trying SO hard to get there. Like I said, I used to be organized but then I moved in with DH and that all went out the window. Was that really 5 years ago? Yikes! Anyway, when I moved in with DH I was *too* organized and didn't deal well with interruptions to my schedule (to say the least). Now I'm totally disorganized and deal terribly with pretty much everything! I'm trying to find some happy medium, where I'm at least somewhat organized (for my sanity) and still capable of dealing with anything, iykwim. In highschool, I was the friend whom you had to be careful where you stepped in their room, but could find anything in 3 seconds flat. Unfortunately, when you start living with other people, things get moved around without your help/knowledge so that didn't last.

Yes, it was almost a year ago that the chat thread started. February 7th was the first one. It's here, if anyone gets bored (hah) and feels like checking it out. Happy Anniversary, Chat thread!

And I still say the 21st of March, Shannon! It's a great day to have a baby.

We're still sick here. Have an appointment this afternoon with the doctor to get swabbed for strep. I've been taking ibuprofen for 4 days now (I think?) so I can speak and eat and DH has started with similar symptoms now.
post #23 of 1122
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Are you still using zeolite? What helped us with this is middle of the night dosing - basically, by the time early morning comes, the zeolite is out of their system but the metals are still circulating, creating detox symptoms (which in our case were low mag = trouble sleeping!). The same can happen if he runs out of mag overnight - it took 2 months or so supping DS with mag before his stores were good enough that he didn't get deficient every night.
We've never used zeolite. I"m too chicken. However, doesn't mean we're not all mag starved. I just have no idea how to get it into my 2.5 yr old.
post #24 of 1122
Ugh. After trying (and failing) for 3 hours this afternoon to get DD down for a nap, she just now fell asleep on me while nursing. This is going to be a fantastic night.
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We've never used zeolite. I"m too chicken. However, doesn't mean we're not all mag starved. I just have no idea how to get it into my 2.5 yr old.
Natural Calm "lemonade"!!
post #26 of 1122
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I've been experimenting with millet for breakfast and my WHOLE FAMILY likes it!!!(ie DH).
I've been soaking it for 24 hrs and then cooking it and adding a can of coconut milk and 1/3 c. of honey, cinnamon and raisins to taste. Yum. It doesn't give me any sugar highs/lows. Yeah! I guess millet has a pretty complete protein which I think helps.
We've been making millet porridge for a couple of months, and it's one of ds's favorites. I don't soak it first though... Do you soak it in water? What does that do for it? Ours is coconut milk, water, vanilla, cinnamon, and maple syrup, so it sounds similar. I wonder if I could get him to eat raisins in it? How much water do you soak it in?

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Kathy, someone was raving about your sugar cookie recipe and I got all excited and looked it up--only to find it uses flour! Despair...they sound so good! (okay, the dough does...)
Sorry. I have a sugar cookie recipe somewhere that is gluten-free, maybe it's in the recipe thread and not on my website? That wouldn't surprise me. The chocolate chip cookie recipe that I put on there would do if you didn't put the chocolate chips in there. My son said it tasted like a cross between a sugar cookie and a chocolate chip cookie. Looked in my recipe box (my real/tangible one) - nope, no sugar cookie recipe. I have a shortbread recipe though....

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Kathy, you're funny. I really don't get why you all think I'm organized. I'm about as far from it as anyone can get- which is why I talk about it so much! I'm trying SO hard to get there. Like I said, I used to be organized but then I moved in with DH and that all went out the window. Was that really 5 years ago? Yikes! Anyway, when I moved in with DH I was *too* organized and didn't deal well with interruptions to my schedule (to say the least). Now I'm totally disorganized and deal terribly with pretty much everything!

We're still sick here. Have an appointment this afternoon with the doctor to get swabbed for strep. I've been taking ibuprofen for 4 days now (I think?) so I can speak and eat and DH has started with similar symptoms now.
You have a meal plan. That's more organized than I'll ever be. And you always remember details about everyone so I figure you have a rolodex (either in your head or on your desk) with everyone's info in it. You even have meals in your freezer. You're light years ahead of me.

Hope you guys feel better soon. I think I have a cold on top of the allergies. DH has a sore throat, dd2 is coughing a little (though half of them are fake), and DS said his throat was starting to hurt... we can't all have the same allergy!
post #27 of 1122
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Ugh. After trying (and failing) for 3 hours this afternoon to get DD down for a nap, she just now fell asleep on me while nursing. This is going to be a fantastic night.
ETA: Hugs. We've all been there.

I would never bother trying that long. However, I have had many a day where DS has insisted on falling asleep at 5:30 and our remedy is to wake him at 6pm. No nap for you!
post #28 of 1122
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Natural Calm "lemonade"!!
Yeah, I guess. Maybe I'll give it a go. Have to order some more.

Sorry you are all feeling poorly. DD has been fighting something off for about a week now. Think she's losing the battle.
post #29 of 1122
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ETA: Hugs. We've all been there.

I would never bother trying that long. However, I have had many a day where DS has insisted on falling asleep at 5:30 and our remedy is to wake him at 6pm. No nap for you!
sorry, cs. I've definitely been there too. Though, as soon as she's out, even if for just 5 minutes, it hits her reset button. So once she's out, we try to make it as long as possible. Maybe if it's dark out when she wakes up, she'll think it's nighttime and just keep sleeping? That's how dd transitioned off of naps last summer. Works best with a full tummy and/or nighttime milk, though!
post #30 of 1122
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You have a meal plan. That's more organized than I'll ever be. And you always remember details about everyone so I figure you have a rolodex (either in your head or on your desk) with everyone's info in it. You even have meals in your freezer. You're light years ahead of me.

Hope you guys feel better soon. I think I have a cold on top of the allergies. DH has a sore throat, dd2 is coughing a little (though half of them are fake), and DS said his throat was starting to hurt... we can't all have the same allergy!
No meal plan anymore. The meals were too elaborate/labor intensive for life with an infant and toddler. No meals in the freezer anymore either- unless you count the extra meatloaf I made the other day. I'm trying to empty my deep freeze. Yet I made a lasagne for today and intend to freeze the leftovers.
Not strep. Dr says it must just be viral. She laughed at me when I said "Well that's just my luck." I don't really want abx but I REALLY don't want this sore throat.
post #31 of 1122
Quick, what's something interesting to make with ground beef? (No burgers, no sloppy joes, faster than meatloaf)
post #32 of 1122
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sorry, cs. I've definitely been there too. Though, as soon as she's out, even if for just 5 minutes, it hits her reset button. So once she's out, we try to make it as long as possible. Maybe if it's dark out when she wakes up, she'll think it's nighttime and just keep sleeping? That's how dd transitioned off of naps last summer. Works best with a full tummy and/or nighttime milk, though!
Nope- never works. Once she wakes up, she's up. Plus, she fell asleep *while* I was cooking dinner, so she hasn't eaten yet. boo hoo.

Sorry JR- I hope you kick it soon!! Drink some nice hot ginger/honey tea.
post #33 of 1122
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Quick, what's something interesting to make with ground beef? (No burgers, no sloppy joes, faster than meatloaf)
We do a stirfry with ground lamb, then add chopped cabbage, garlic, chard or whatever greens we have atm. Last night, I grated/shredded (instead of chopping) some carrots, broccoli stalks, and cabbage and stir-fried that. It looked very scary... I wasn't sure I was going to eat it... but it ended up being fantastic! Kind of like a cooked coleslaw. :P
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Drink some nice hot ginger/honey tea.
That sounds soooo yummy...
post #35 of 1122
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That sounds soooo yummy...
I know. I typed it, then decided I needed some too. Water is heating right now, and fresh ginger is peeled, chopped, and waiting in my teapot with a generous spoonfull of honey.
post #36 of 1122
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Not strep. Dr says it must just be viral. She laughed at me when I said "Well that's just my luck." I don't really want abx but I REALLY don't want this sore throat.
That wasn't the rapid strep test, was it? It misses about a third of strep cases IIRC. Not that I want you on antibiotics either....
post #37 of 1122
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We've been making millet porridge for a couple of months, and it's one of ds's favorites. I don't soak it first though... Do you soak it in water? What does that do for it? Ours is coconut milk, water, vanilla, cinnamon, and maple syrup, so it sounds similar. I wonder if I could get him to eat raisins in it? How much water do you soak it in?
I do double the amount of millet, eyeballing. Soaking in water helps break down phytates, begins the growth process(like sprouting). AFAIK, it's helpful for all grains and beans. I was doing this long before i ever heard of Sally fallon and soaking in whey.


Sorry. I have a sugar cookie recipe somewhere that is gluten-free, maybe it's in the recipe thread and not on my website? That wouldn't surprise me. The chocolate chip cookie recipe that I put on there would do if you didn't put the chocolate chips in there. My son said it tasted like a cross between a sugar cookie and a chocolate chip cookie. Looked in my recipe box (my real/tangible one) - nope, no sugar cookie recipe. I have a shortbread recipe though....
I'll have to look at your choc chip cookie recipe. I've never attempted cookies aside from a mix since my first few times were so horrible.
post #38 of 1122
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That wasn't the rapid strep test, was it? It misses about a third of strep cases IIRC. Not that I want you on antibiotics either....
It was but they're also running the culture. They'll get the results for that in a couple of days.

Ginger burns my throat so bad right now. I've been drinking marjoram tea with honey and lemon (sometimes lemon- when it's not burning).

Hamburger helper: fry up the hamburger with onions, celery and mushrooms, add spices of choice and make a gravy then either mix in cooked pasta of choice or serve over rice or mashed potatoes.
Alternatively, fry up hamburger with onions and peppers, add a can of tomato paste and a can of water, some basil, oregano, a little cayenne for kick (you're aiming for a pizza sauce) and mix in some cooked pasta. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast.

And I know I'm so late in adding to that portion of the thread but we were eating lasagne. Didn't turn out great but I won't complain.
post #39 of 1122
We ended up with onions, mushrooms, ground beef, cherry tomatoes, italian seasoning. With artichokes and bone broth rice. Not bad.

I just made the ginger tea, and had dh smell it. He said it smelled like a relaxing bubble bath.
post #40 of 1122
B6 magic is over... She ran out of whatever mystery cofactor she needs. I gave her mag half an hour ago, hoping it's the cofactor!
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