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Originally Posted by tanyalynn View Post
Kids have been shockingly happy today. I wonder if the way the kids run around is part of them dealing better with carbs? Mine have been shockingly happy today on our weird temporary ammonia-fix diet.
please let it be that simple and please let that be a big part of our issues, too!
post #582 of 873
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Originally Posted by changingseasons View Post
Ugh. Why oh why did I have to talk about DD sleeping so well?!

:yawning

And.... I guess tomatoes are still out for us. Which really sucks, considering I have 5 different varieties growing in my garden right now.

Speaking of gardens... my garlic scapes are starting to come up. I wasn't sure if they would get that far before I had to harvest, because they seem a little cramped in the container I chose. If you've never eaten the scape, you are missing out. SO delicious. And that also means that it's almost time to harvest the garlic- lots and lots of fresh garlic. I love it when my gardening actually works (since I'm still quite the newbie!)

CS, I wanted to mention that I had a similar experience with DS a couple of time. I got sick with some random illness & either during or right after DS slept through the night a couple of times. I was speculating that I somehow cleared something while I was sick or I was eating so little that I actually wasn't reacting that DS got a break.

Maybe the same thing happened to your DD? Just a thought.
post #583 of 873
Started Mindlinx again this week with dd and she seems to be tolerating it better - no disturbed sleep, no extra peeing w/lack of thirst, no rashes except she said her vulva was rashy one day but didn't hurt. I am doing the teeniest tiniest sprinkle I can manage, but I hope we will make it through die-off this time! Thank you Houston Enzymes!
post #584 of 873
So the Houston Neut enzymes are working well for you? Which ones do you use? I used to get them for dd but wasn't noticing a difference (which doesn't mean that they didn't...just wasn't sure.). I think we all need a good digestive enzyme again. Hmm...
post #585 of 873
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So the Houston Neut enzymes are working well for you? Which ones do you use? I used to get them for dd but wasn't noticing a difference (which doesn't mean that they didn't...just wasn't sure.). I think we all need a good digestive enzyme again. Hmm...
Well, we used No-Fenol for a while for fighting yeast not for phenols, and I had some AFP (Houston chewables, mainly proteases) but it always made dd too constipated to keep giving her. Dunno if it was die-off or what. Then we used Klaire Labs chewables (which I LOVE) for about 1 year. I just started giving dd the AFP chewables to fight die-off from the Mindlinx and it seems to be helping. For all purpose enzymes, I would be hard pressed to say that there is anything better than Enzymedica if you have kids who will take them mixed into something or can swallow pills. Dd won't do either, hence the chewables.
post #586 of 873
Proteases are generally constipating, no fenol has the opposite effect.
post #587 of 873
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Originally Posted by changingseasons View Post
It's the center stalk that shoots up and eventually flowers. They kind of fall over and then get all curly.
I'm dropping DD2 off with her Meema (my mother) today while I go to a Lego event at Toys R Us with DS... think I'll grab a few garlic scapes on my way back... sounds great!

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So how long do you have to wait for results? At least your summer "vacation" has started, so that should help to keep your mind off the waiting, right?
4 business days, they said. Vacation so far means cleaning a lot of mouse poop AGAIN. But at least once we're here all the time, the mice don't come out as much. At least I'm stocked for food. I need to make some coconut milk yogurt so I can experiment with creamy dressings... I'm getting so bored of viniagrette.

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Originally Posted by chlobo View Post
Since we can't have eggs I need a mayonaise substitute. The kids love mayo. What am I going to do?
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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
I think menomena has a recipe in the allergen-free recipe thread which I've been meaning to try. You might want to check there.
I made a "mayo" out of avocado and olive oil and a few things, but only used it in EGG salad! Haven't tried it in anything else. I was never a fan of mayo on sandwiches, but I've been wanting a tunafish sandwich lately... and I would love to be able to make potato salad again. I can find egg-less mayos -- there's a lot of vegan ones out there. It's soy, corn, and egg free that's impossible. I tried to make a Martha Stewart recipe in the blender and it didn't work at all. I'll have to look up Menomena's!
post #588 of 873
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4 business days, they said. Vacation so far means cleaning a lot of mouse poop AGAIN. But at least once we're here all the time, the mice don't come out as much. At least I'm stocked for food. I need to make some coconut milk yogurt so I can experiment with creamy dressings... I'm getting so bored of viniagrette.

Me too. Let me know if you figure out a creamy dressing. I'm trying to eat more salad but definitely need a kick in the dressing deparment.

I made a "mayo" out of avocado and olive oil and a few things, but only used it in EGG salad! Haven't tried it in anything else. I was never a fan of mayo on sandwiches, but I've been wanting a tunafish sandwich lately... and I would love to be able to make potato salad again. I can find egg-less mayos -- there's a lot of vegan ones out there. It's soy, corn, and egg free that's impossible. I tried to make a Martha Stewart recipe in the blender and it didn't work at all. I'll have to look up Menomena's!
If you figure it out, let me know. It's for the kids. We can't do ketchup so they need some kind of spread.
post #589 of 873
Anyone seen this book? Greens, Glorius Greens. Looks promising!
post #590 of 873
Serial posting. I've been up way too long and am too far deep into my own little world these days.

Is there a blog/website where users post pictures of their whole foods meals? That's nicely categorized/tagged by things like ingredients and meal? A place where I could go look at a bunch of tantalizing pictures of, say, leafy greens for breakfast and get some inspiration? If not, anyone up for a project? (I can submit pictures!)
post #591 of 873
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Originally Posted by mamafish9 View Post
Proteases are generally constipating, no fenol has the opposite effect.
Yep, that's why we couldn't continue with them at that time, but dd is in such a better place that they are really helping with the die-off now!



On another (SAD) note, our garden was vandalized last night. Just about everything was ripped out and torn up. Here's the last pic that was taken on Thurs when I was trying to capture the eerie orange sky while it was storming all around us:

Garden



We think it is retribution for us taking our neighbor's garbage out of our trash can and putting it in their driveway (my landlord found our trash can overflowing with garbage one morning before pick up and found their mail in it). It seemed purposeful and vengeful. Their goes the last 2.5 months of hard work and jeez, probably $60 in plants and $100+ in soon to be harvested produce.
post #592 of 873
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Originally Posted by deditus View Post
On another (SAD) note, our garden was vandalized last night. Just about everything was ripped out and torn up. Here's the last pic that was taken on Thurs when I was trying to capture the eerie orange sky while it was storming all around us:

Garden



We think it is retribution for us taking our neighbor's garbage out of our trash can and putting it in their driveway (my landlord found our trash can overflowing with garbage one morning before pick up and found their mail in it). It seemed purposeful and vengeful. Their goes the last 2.5 months of hard work and jeez, probably $60 in plants and $100+ in soon to be harvested produce.


That is so infuriating. I can't imagine how upset you are. What is wrong with people?!
post #593 of 873
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Originally Posted by changingseasons View Post


That is so infuriating. I can't imagine how upset you are. What is wrong with people?!




I remember living in a town in which the youth thought garden "raids" were funny/cool. They'd go and steal produce and rip up plants. One of my friends did it once and I tore her a new one (she's still one of my best friends). Apparently people don't realize that a garden is work? They seem to view it as "playing in the dirt" rather than "working to put food on the table". I guess it just goes to show how very disconnected we (they) are from where food comes and how it gets to us (them).
post #594 of 873
So, this morning I took a shower (I usually reserve this for night time) while DS1 watched DS2 and DS3. I intend to wash the floors, do groceries and try to get one of my cupboards cleaned in the kitchen. I'd also LIKE to get some yard work done. DH was laughing at me last night because after I got DS2 and DS3 down (around 8:30 or 9?), I took advantage of the late summer light and went outside to get some work done- raked part of the yard, gathered sticks so they won't break the lawnmower, moved the picnic table so we can mow where it was. I came in and he said "So, is there any other yard work you'd like to do now that it's late at night?" (He was apparently telling his friends online that I was working outside and one of them made a comment about it being smart bc it's cooler at night.)
Spent some time looking at my TM. Trying to pull myself up by the bootstraps.
post #595 of 873
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Originally Posted by dannic View Post
We planted late this yr--like January and I think we're still gonna get (small) bulbs...but for us, the right time is generally Sept-Nov. Ooh, if you love garlic ,check out gourmet garlic gardens! I order my seed garlic there and them end up eating it, lol...must buy TWO pounds--one for eating, one for planting. I keep telling DH that if we started growing garlic, we wouldn't need to buy it ever again, but it's not convincing him anymore, lol.


What zone are you in? I'll bet there's SOMEthing you can plant!
I'm not sure which zone actually but we are home(AZ) Oct-February.
post #596 of 873
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Originally Posted by deditus View Post
Yep, that's why we couldn't continue with them at that time, but dd is in such a better place that they are really helping with the die-off now!



On another (SAD) note, our garden was vandalized last night. Just about everything was ripped out and torn up. Here's the last pic that was taken on Thurs when I was trying to capture the eerie orange sky while it was storming all around us:

Garden



We think it is retribution for us taking our neighbor's garbage out of our trash can and putting it in their driveway (my landlord found our trash can overflowing with garbage one morning before pick up and found their mail in it). It seemed purposeful and vengeful. Their goes the last 2.5 months of hard work and jeez, probably $60 in plants and $100+ in soon to be harvested produce.
I'm sorry that's terrible What would make people do such a thing!
post #597 of 873
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Originally Posted by whoMe View Post
Serial posting. I've been up way too long and am too far deep into my own little world these days.

Is there a blog/website where users post pictures of their whole foods meals? That's nicely categorized/tagged by things like ingredients and meal? A place where I could go look at a bunch of tantalizing pictures of, say, leafy greens for breakfast and get some inspiration? If not, anyone up for a project? (I can submit pictures!)
Perhaps you seen this site already or it may not even be what your looking for exactly but it's got some great meals.

http://www.nourishingmeals.com/

Sorry for the serial posts
post #598 of 873
Emily, that's awful I can't imagine what people are thinking. It's slightly less bad if it's a clueless teen doing it. But it sounds like it was adults that tore up your garden. I second the "what is wrong with people?!?!"

I think I put it in my "Jonah's sensitivities" thread, that we are going to do some IgG testing. The info on it said that you can get false negatives if you haven't eaten a food recently, so we're going through the entire list of 96 foods. The second day I was all bummed, because his sleep was dreadful, and his rash was worse. But since then both have improved! Not to baseline yet, but not bad at all.
post #599 of 873
Come back and read later...just a quick question.

DS was stung by a bee on his hand yesterday morning. I put lavender oil on his hand and had him ice it and he was fine. This morning we woke up to a swollen hand. I had him ice it more and then I went to the HFS and got apis mellifica 30 c. I gave it to him 3 times and it seems to be helping a bit...I also have histiminum and went and got benedryl just in case as well...so how long should I wait to see results? SHould I be giving him histiminum as well? Any other thoughts? If I continue the essential oils (I haven't) will it interfere with the homeopathic? And I've been dosing vit c as well. Any other thoughts, suggestions? He's been stung like five times in his life with little reaction more than a bit of pain at the sight for a few minutes...THANX
post #600 of 873
dannic, look for the stinger. This just happened to ds and the swelling pushed the stinger out. It looked like a little hair, about 1/4 inch long. I pulled it out and the swelling resolved. We applied Apis gel and did the apis pellets as needed. Epsom salt bath helped too. And ice, but that didn't stay on long.

At first I thought it was a spider bite, so we used Ichthammol.

Rest and elevation helped too.

Pat
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