Originally Posted by mamafish9
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.
Originally Posted by DevaMajka
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?
Originally Posted by Marnica
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!