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post #21 of 960
Dannic~ How sad.

I just finished getting my easter eggs done for sunday. I only put in crafties stuff in them, erasers, some chocolate chips and finger puppets. I also will put on the ground like a trail of stickers that were too big for the eggs.

I need to find a chocolate chip cookie recipe that is gluten, dairy, corn and soy free. Anyone has one that they tried and loved???
post #22 of 960
If you can do oats, these are really good!
http://www.nourishingmeals.com/2009/...n-oatmeal.html

I made them with banana instead of pumpkin, because of the sals.
post #23 of 960
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So for B12 deficiency, for those of you that have done hair tests, there is at least some suggestion that cobalt status reflects B12 status (Dr. Yasko believes this, it is a key marker in her protocol - the labs that hair test & Andy Cutler says it's possible, and worth trying B12 supps if cobalt is low).

Anyhow, I looked back at our hair tests, and DH has red low cobalt - and a history that would make lots of sense for him to be B12 deficient. The rest of us are OK, which also makes sense. DS needs more B12 than just "not deficient", so for him, the goal is to get a pee/hair test with cobalt red high, according to Yasko (what she recommends for everyone with methylation mutations). FWIW. Thought it might be interesting for those of you that have a hair test to look at.
Finding DD's and DH's tests now...
DH's hair test is just touching the red on the low side for cobalt, that's odd. He's been taking 2000 mcg sublinguals for a while--not every day, no, but usually 1/day on work days (from a bottle at the office). Huh.

DD's old hair test, from almost 2 years ago at this point, was in the middle of the red, on the low end. Her mineral transport was deranged, but I'd bet most of Yasko's patients' are as well, so she's saying it may be real regardless.

IME, I saw improvement within a couple days when I took 6000-ish mcg per day, wonder if I could give 3-4/day to DH for the weekend and see if anything changes. Wish we had a compliant HCP who would just order bloodwork, no questions asked.

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dannic trisomy 18 is such a sad thing to think about dealing with. I'm sending peaceful vibes to her.

Thought I'd share this gluten free yummy waffle recipe here:
sprouted quinoa millet waffles
I quite like them. They are really good with chocolate chips baked in them
Welcome. Isn't everything better with chocolate chips?

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Just wanted to say HI...new here and since it's a new month and a new day well here I am

I have a 23 month old son who has newly diagnosed allergy issues. It will take me a while to get the hang of things and am grateful boards like this exsist. DH and I are thinking about trying for #2 soon, but I have my concerns. I will be 38 this July. I feel like it's now or never, but I'm so tired already with just 1!! DH and I both work full-time so it's tough, but I know millions of othert people do too and they manage to have more than 1 kid. Neither of us has family that lives near us, so we are pretty much on our own in terms of help/support.
Anyway nice to be here.
dannic - SOOO sorry about your friend, how sad
Hi Marnica, "glad" to have you--since we're all in the same boat, better to be together than separate.

My acupuncturist claimed she could improve my cycles so that even if I wanted to delay kiddo #3 til I was 40 (I'm 35 now), she could do it with acupuncture and herbs. Do you have anything like that around to help? For that matter--I _think_ most of the time, there are creeping signs that fertility is decreasing. Do you chart your cycles? That could help either identify weak spots, or reassure you that things in that area seem good.

But yeah--on the whole delaying a next pregnancy, not fun decisions. DD is 6, DS is about to turn 4 and I'm hoping to TTC before he's 5. This was not the original plan.

And funny (or not), my wrists/arms have been feeling a bit achy/tight, I'm wondering if it's trying to be carpal-tunnel-like, and I think possibly poor posture while typing on my laptop would be involved. No, I don't blather on and on and on, really!
post #24 of 960
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I need to find a chocolate chip cookie recipe that is gluten, dairy, corn and soy free. Anyone has one that they tried and loved???
How traditional does it need to be? Old-fashioned peanut butter cookies were equal parts peanut butter and sugar, plus some egg, vanilla, salt, and chocolate chips.

Here's an almond butter version that I like....
http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/...r-cookies.html

I like how easy they are, and I enjoy almond butter. Hmm... I should make some for Easter -- yeah, I'm pretty late to the planning party there. Haven't done anything yet.
post #25 of 960
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If you can do oats, these are really good!
http://www.nourishingmeals.com/2009/...n-oatmeal.html

I made them with banana instead of pumpkin, because of the sals.
I forgot that she can't have oats either but thanks for posting it. maybe I could use quinoa flakes instead. They are expensive, so I don't like using them much. LOL

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How traditional does it need to be? Old-fashioned peanut butter cookies were equal parts peanut butter and sugar, plus some egg, vanilla, salt, and chocolate chips.

Here's an almond butter version that I like....
http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/...r-cookies.html

I like how easy they are, and I enjoy almond butter. Hmm... I should make some for Easter -- yeah, I'm pretty late to the planning party there. Haven't done anything yet.
I don't give her peanuts or almonds yet. she eats sunflowers, so maybe sunbutter would work? I could probably replace it with peabutter too. hmmmmm

Thanks for the ideas!!!
post #26 of 960
I need a shortcake recipe. I want to make it for Easter. thanks for all the support. It has been a rough day. I'm actually having contrax. I think I need some mag.

I buy gluten free pantry choc chip mix---not sure if it has soy...
post #27 of 960
hi all, thought i would joint in chat this month. was lurking last month and learning a lot. i am dying to do some baking this weekend. i have been drooling over kathy's blog trying to decide what to make so i can get a shopping list together. i have not really done any gluten free baking yet as we have been gluten free for only about 6 to 8 weeks and just have not had any baked good since then. but i am really wanting some pancakes for saturday morning or maybe some cookies or something. we had tried a cookie that we bought at whole foods... enjoy life... was the brand. we love them but they are loaded with spices. since we are now low sals, those are out. why am i craving sweets sooo much?

ds is doing great right now.. no reacting and pooping on or before "schedule" i started a tiny bit of a new probiotic tonight so i hope that will also increase his poop frequency. we go to a new hcp on the 19th.. integrative medicine specialist, went to Harvard and has done great things for my friend's kids. i hope she will help us too. maybe that is why i want to eat baked stuff this weekend bc i suspect she is going to suggest further cutting back on grains....

peace

jen
post #28 of 960
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Originally Posted by TanyaLopez View Post
Finding DD's and DH's tests now...
DH's hair test is just touching the red on the low side for cobalt, that's odd. He's been taking 2000 mcg sublinguals for a while--not every day, no, but usually 1/day on work days (from a bottle at the office). Huh.

DD's old hair test, from almost 2 years ago at this point, was in the middle of the red, on the low end. Her mineral transport was deranged, but I'd bet most of Yasko's patients' are as well, so she's saying it may be real regardless.

IME, I saw improvement within a couple days when I took 6000-ish mcg per day, wonder if I could give 3-4/day to DH for the weekend and see if anything changes. Wish we had a compliant HCP who would just order bloodwork, no questions asked.
Good to know on the 6000 - I have DH that much today, we'll see what happens in a few days.

I'm not sure Yasko thinks much in deranged minerals or hair tests - her comments on cobalt are mostly related to urine tests (she wants high red status on cobalt for people on her protocol) - but people who've done hair tests say they tend to track together. Which is what made me look at all our hair tests in the first place....

Anyhow, it seemed like a fairly harmless thing to try. If you end up needing to dose the family with high dose B12, Yasko carries "mega drops" that are 1000mcg/drop. At $35 for a bottle with 350 drops, it's the cheapest source I've found of B12 (she has hydroxy, methyl, and adenosyl versions, depending what you need). I like them because they don't have all the fruit flavors! They seem more potent than equivalent dose sublinguals (lots of people in her forum say this too), so I think they're pretty effective.
post #29 of 960
Fresh blood! Woo-hoo!

Welcome Jen. I'm a pancake wimp, and a GF-baking wimp, I've made banana-nut-butter-egg pancakes, it's easy. I like easy. Here's the recipe, other people have real GF recipes.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/almond-banana-pancakes/
post #30 of 960
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Fresh blood! Woo-hoo!

Welcome Jen. I'm a pancake wimp, and a GF-baking wimp, I've made banana-nut-butter-egg pancakes, it's easy. I like easy. Here's the recipe, other people have real GF recipes.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/almond-banana-pancakes/
those look really yummy! however, he is also really allergic to eggs so like so many of us we are dealing with no dairy, eggs, soy, gluten, corn, fish, chocolate, and low sals and low grain in general. also he reacted really severely to a snack bar a few weeks ago that had coconut, cashew, almond and dates in it (grabbed it from the counter and ate a tiny piece and ended up in er). so not sure what that was all about but we are also avoiding all nuts until we know. i really love kathy's blog for recipes so i will be checking that out later
post #31 of 960
Welcome, gigismom. We are egg free too. The only pancakes I've gotten to work at all are brown rice blender pancakes--and they're hit and miss. Since making them egg free (any pancake) I have had major issues with sticking. I can do the exact same thing with eggs and they won't stick. Such a frustration. So if one works for you, I want to know, lol!!!

What are your avoiders? (Sorry about the awkward word, so tired, mind is slowing down) We are gf/cf (all of us) and dd1 adds eggs to that and dd2 adds many sals/hists to that.

I scoped out the two stores that I thought might have a chance at carrying the so del. coconut milk. No go. One did say they would look into carrying it (and Amy's gluten free dairy free pizzas--they carry Amy's already, so that would be easy for them.) They had gluten free pizza and dairy free pizza but not combined. My toddler is saying, "mommy, I want to go to a pizza store". You and me both, kid.
post #32 of 960
Good morning everyone. We are on a ferryboat. It is so beautiful here. So nice to seeopen space after our tight living area. I'm chilling while DH walks around with the boys. I over did it yesterday and am bleeding a bit and was miserae last night. It is hard to adjust myself to this slows lifestyle. I spoke to my mw and the official u/s reading was that I do not have a low lying placenta and there are no signs of bleeding. It is confusing.

Welcome new mamas.

So sorry Dannic about your friend and good luck gettng a shortcake recipe.
post #33 of 960
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We're having sloppy joes for the first time ever in our almost decade of marriage. MMM. (No clue why this sounds SO GOOD to me, lol). I'm going to have to figure out some sort of sandwich for dd2 tho, since she can;t do tomatoes.
First, that must be so hard about your friend.
Second, what's your recipe for sloppy joes? I've been wanting them. But I really want some squishy white bread to go underneath. I remember wanting them when I was pregnant with DD1

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Originally Posted by Sandrine View Post
I need to find a chocolate chip cookie recipe that is gluten, dairy, corn and soy free. Anyone has one that they tried and loved???
I like the one I do. Hopefully I put it in the recipes thread. If not it ought to be on my blog. But maybe I forgot to put it there too. I've been working on the book and forgetting to put things on the blog.

Made some buckwheat waffles this morning since this is where I get my buckwheat flour and I've been out for a while. It was good, and it means I had breakfast, and I took my pills so hopefully my back will behave itself today. Though I've been getting a lot of heartburn and it doesn't seem related to a particular food.

Has anyone mixed avocado with egg yolks and mustard to make deviled eggs without mayo (since I can't find a safe one and have been unsuccessful in making any)?

Now I'm going outside to dig in the dirt and destressify.

Tanya (from old thread) - The K/Calcium corresponds to when my back started hurting so I stopped it after 2 weeks. Not sure if it's the cause but I'm stopping for a while and will try again when my back is good. I can't remember why I stopped the Zinc but I only did it for a few days for some reason. Think I should do a journal since my memory isn't very good? I advocate it for everyone else.

My kids were born at 29, 32, and 36 (and she's 5 now). Though I can't tell you how many of my friends have 1 & 2 year olds right now. You've still got time!
post #34 of 960
Tanya, Adam was born at 41. Never too late.

M2S - sorry to hear abut the confusion and the bleeding. I hope you can relax and have some fun this weekend. Easter on an Island sounds very unique.

Kathy - sorry about all the back pain & other stuff. Enjoy the garden!


I'm very sad today because we saw the ENT yesterday and apparently DSs adenoids are covering practically the entire back of his nasal cavity causing all sorts of problems. Trouble is, the only "cure" I can find is surgery. Makes me feel like I've failed in some way. And I am having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that nature intended this and there isn't some underlying cause. However, it's causing all sorts of problems so we likely need to correct the problem now rather than exploring other possibilities (if there are even any).
post #35 of 960
So we're making ham & brisket for Easter. I'm going with this ham glaze:

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1927...249204,00.html

Brisket recipe is from joy but involves browning onions & some wine.

Anyhow, can anyone think of an interesting sweet potato dish to go with them?

How about an interesting vegetable dish?
post #36 of 960
I don't know if it's interesting enough, but I like roasted asparagus, squeeze some lemon juice on and salt it. Simple but tasty.

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Tanya, Adam was born at 41. Never too late.

But I can understand stress on the topic. DS was born when I was 31 and my cycles started back when he was 3 mos old, and since then I've never had a cycle with an LP long enough to conceive. I think I can change that by the end of this year, and I think it's related to the whole adrenal issue, but my mom had me at 26, and started TTC probably around 33-ish? Never got pregnant again and had hit actual menopause by 40. I think her issues are like mine, except without a computer to figure out what's up, but still, not the most auspicious family history.

I really do believe that it'll all sort itself out this year. The acupuncture was starting to change my cycles, ovulating earlier (good), lengthening LP (clearly good), and I think once we actually focus on that stuff, it'll happen nicely. But there's some low level stress anyway.


I'm very sad today because we saw the ENT yesterday and apparently DSs adenoids are covering practically the entire back of his nasal cavity causing all sorts of problems. Trouble is, the only "cure" I can find is surgery. Makes me feel like I've failed in some way. And I am having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that nature intended this and there isn't some underlying cause. However, it's causing all sorts of problems so we likely need to correct the problem now rather than exploring other possibilities (if there are even any).
You know everything I do about enlarged tonsils/adenoids. Do you think the kids have lyme too? It seems like immune system irritants are involved, for DD's tonsils it was just the foods, but it sounds like you're good there. How's the plan for the kids, from the new, knowledgeable HCP? Good/bad/need to wait til you're feeling better before trying to coerce and/or sneak supps into him?
post #37 of 960
chili roasted sweet potatoes? I've substituted cumin for chili powder....asparagus? mmm

Kathy, I basically use my spaghetti sauce (in the resource recipe thread) but half the recipe and double the meat. Not sure how authentic that is...I've never made real sloppy joes, lol. But it works for us. DH didn't want them so he had spaghetti and I toasted the kinnick buns with evoo and garlic salt. mmm. closest we've had to French bread.

Chlobo, sorry about the adenoids. I totally hear you on thinking that they're meant to be there, but what do you do when they're just not right? I'd feel the same. Is the hcp a good one? Would a second opinion be a goodthing?

take is easy today, M2S!

Kathy, I have a shortCAKE thread--do you have one?
post #38 of 960
Just jumping in...

Seasonal allergies have started around here for me. I'm going to have to start with the zyrtec everyday (or get an allegra prescription) Of course, I've never tried the natural/herbal remedies...hmm...


DS came in contact with some allergen around Monday or Tuesday...but I have NO idea what it was. I didn't have a lot of milk (he can handle if I have, say, Ramen Noodles that have dairy fillers in the seasoning) and he hasn't had any pasteurized milk. (I'm VERY careful with him) We've done more solids lately (he needs MEALS now! My baby is growing up!) So I'm just going to watch out again. It wasn't a major reaction...fussiness, rash, green in the poop...*shrugs*
post #39 of 960
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those look really yummy! however, he is also really allergic to eggs so like so many of us we are dealing with no dairy, eggs, soy, gluten, corn, fish, chocolate, and low sals and low grain in general. also he reacted really severely to a snack bar a few weeks ago that had coconut, cashew, almond and dates in it (grabbed it from the counter and ate a tiny piece and ended up in er). so not sure what that was all about but we are also avoiding all nuts until we know. i really love kathy's blog for recipes so i will be checking that out later
Oh, bummer on the eggs. I don't know if they'd work with an Ener-g egg replacer or flax goo or I think there's a gelatin egg sub too. I hear sunbutter works everywhere regular nut butters do, but I haven't had to use it.

It was hilarious at Christmas, I brought peanut butter chocolate chip cookies as the low-allergen cookie solution to the get-together because they're gfcf and didn't have tree nuts--all issues for others in our homeschooling group. But the newest family has peanut issues, so that's out now.

I'm supposed to be joining DH to do yard work, our spring cleaning for the outside of the house. We're considering (not this weekend!) replacing the old, scary low deck (no railings around the edge, just a step up) with a brick patio. It looks doable, I'm just leery of starting big projects, but I think we can do it. Ok, need to go hack away at dead shrubs.
post #40 of 960
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