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post #781 of 873
Alison, if you are healthy and feel good, it'll make your kids feel better. I think that's a big part of dd's good moods lately - dh and I are working hard on reducing stress and tension. And I'm trying to take a break from enzyme die off. I credit the better energy in the house more than anything else, though.

Anyone want to help me find some Korean and/or Siberian pine nuts? I'm going to start an enzyme thread asap, but let's just say we might be able to drum up enough interest around here for a bulk order. They make your pancreas grow. And are a lot easier to get into a (my) kid than nasty enzymes..
post #782 of 873
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Wow. Interesting stuff. And seriously, seriously depressing. Something as simple as a stress reaction in a pregnant mother can set a child up for disease. And so interesting that one genetic trait can have different outcomes depending on which parent it came from.

So.... if there are all these events, toxins, etc that can turn these genetic switches off (and pass through generation after generation), is there a way to turn them back on? By doing what we're doing here, right now- learning about nutrition and how food chemicals affect our bodies, and things like that- are we really making a difference for our grandchildren? Can we make things right that were damaged generations ago? Man I hope so.
Ya it is depressing. i could only watch a little bit then I got to overwhelmed and had to stop watching. I feel like I don't have a good handle on things enough as it is.
post #783 of 873
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Anyone want to help me find some Korean and/or Siberian pine nuts? I'm going to start an enzyme thread asap, but let's just say we might be able to drum up enough interest around here for a bulk order. They make your pancreas grow. And are a lot easier to get into a (my) kid than nasty enzymes..
Really? Huh.
I am planning to try to get my house decent today. Since I was icing my foot every 30 minutes yesterday , not a whole lot else got done and the house is TRASHED. So much for trying to make sure that all the "noisy" chores got done on Sunday while the salon was closed.

Sometimes I think I have the opposite problem, Alison. I'm so focussed on getting myself someplace manageable that my kids end up on the back burner. How's that for mother of the year material? On the other hand, I'm trying to concentrate on the things I do *right* as a parent right now though and to build on that.
post #784 of 873
Pancreas and enzymes thread that explains the pine nut connection
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...2#post15567542
post #785 of 873
Wow, guys, check this out:

http://www.kefirlady.com/marilynsnicemice.htm

I was looking on this woman's site, she sells kefir grains and kombucha, etc, and she also raises feeder mice. This page talks about the diet she used to feed the mice and what she decided to switch to.

Which gave me a thought. What about all these studies that are done on mice, showing this or that causes cancer and gene mutation in mice. Well, how do we know that is truly the case, because in all probability, these lab mice are NOT eating their natural diet, they are being artificially fed. WHOA! That seems huge to me! How can we know that the results of a study are what would happen in nature, if the mice are eating corn or some other artificially processed diet, as opposed to what they would forage for on their own??
post #786 of 873
mamafish9, or anyone else, I have just a quick question about enzymes, because I need to order something right now, and I promise I will go back and read the Yasko thread, but are the enzymes you are doing now a different type of enzyme from the Houston enzymes, or would one do both? We tried Houston enzymes, and I think we did the ones that are supposed to be stool-firming (because his problem is mushy stools, but not diarrhea). But they actually gave my DS painful stomach cramps and I think made his stool too firm. So, I want to try something again and am wondering if we should try the ones Yasko recommends instead.

Thank you!
post #787 of 873
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dannic- good to see you! I don't know how you're managing being pregnant in that kind of heat. That would just about kill me.

I can't wait until my squash start blooming- the flowers just opened on one of my plants today! I'm hoping for a crazy overabundance too, since we use it so much. I'm thinking of shredding/freezing, making (and freezing) zucchini "milk" for baking and stuff, dried zucchini chips of course (that reminds me- haven't made that in a while!).... not sure what else. I have 6 plants I think, 4 varieties- black beauty, french round, yellow crookneck, and pattypan- so between all those I think we should be good.

My snow peas are about 5' tall and there are peas on them. Very exciting. Even though I probably won't be able to eat them (DD is IgE for peas.) The sugar snaps are really what make me sad... good thing mine didn't grow so well.

eta: Thanks for that link!! DP and I are documentary junkies. We will enjoy this!!
Yeah, DH is too. Lately, I can't handle too many emotional tugs, so I've not been as into it as him.
Can you tell me ho to make zucchini chips? I've got them coming out my ears! If I don't pick every day they're huge! Luckily they're costata romanesco and they still taste good large, unlike my round and yellow summer squash.
(course it's my own fault for planting a 40' row of squash, lol. Ever heard of zucchini larceny? It may be in my future...
post #788 of 873
OMG- did you just say a 40' ROW OF SQUASH?! That's awesome.

I just slice the zucchini kind of thin (maybe 1/8-1/4"?), sprinkle a little sea salt on, and throw them in the dehydrator. They're pretty delicious- a nice crunchy/salty snack.
post #789 of 873
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mamafish9, or anyone else, I have just a quick question about enzymes, because I need to order something right now, and I promise I will go back and read the Yasko thread, but are the enzymes you are doing now a different type of enzyme from the Houston enzymes, or would one do both? We tried Houston enzymes, and I think we did the ones that are supposed to be stool-firming (because his problem is mushy stools, but not diarrhea). But they actually gave my DS painful stomach cramps and I think made his stool too firm. So, I want to try something again and am wondering if we should try the ones Yasko recommends instead.
They are very different than Houston enzymes - they are pancreatic enzymes, instead of plant based. DS was on the Houston ones, and reacted very, very differently to the Yasko enzymes. However, if you order them, go SLOW when you introduce them (go read the thread, there are often strong reactions at first). It sounds like you tried the proteases from Houston (those are stool firming), and some kids don't handle proteases very well. I'd say give the Yasko ones a try, quite a few people have had good results here lately with them. Oh - will your DS swallow capsules? If not, maybe not as good an idea, I hear they don't taste good (I repack them in small capsules for my DS). Shannon had some alternatives in the Yasko thread for kids who don't swallow capsules.

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(course it's my own fault for planting a 40' row of squash, lol. Ever heard of zucchini larceny? It may be in my future...


Holy cow, you could build a house out of that much squash!!!!

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I just slice the zucchini kind of thin (maybe 1/8-1/4"?), sprinkle a little sea salt on, and throw them in the dehydrator. They're pretty delicious- a nice crunchy/salty snack.
Yum, gotta try that - have dehydrator and lots of zucchini coming!
post #790 of 873
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But they actually gave my DS painful stomach cramps
From what I understand this most common cause of this is inflammation ... the proteases degrading the unhealthy tissue can cause pain. Ditto to going very slow.
post #791 of 873
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But isn't it bad if your pancreas grows? I think I remember reading how much larger it was in American GI's in Vietnam vs. the native people attributed to their processed food diet? Oh wait maybe that was clogged arteries...

I still think a bigger pancreas was supposed to be bad. My turn for an unscientific post!
post #792 of 873
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OMG- did you just say a 40' ROW OF SQUASH?! That's awesome.

I just slice the zucchini kind of thin (maybe 1/8-1/4"?), sprinkle a little sea salt on, and throw them in the dehydrator. They're pretty delicious- a nice crunchy/salty snack.
How long do they take to dehydrate? I"m about to have zephyr squash coming out my ears.

Also, anyone saute the flowers?
post #793 of 873
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How long do they take to dehydrate? I"m about to have zephyr squash coming out my ears.

Also, anyone saute the flowers?
I honestly don't remember... I'm thinking it was 4-6 hours or something? mmmmm- I love zephyrs. Why didn't I plant of those this year?!

Haven't tried the flowers yet, but I had lots of people at the farmer's market last year raving about how great they were- stuffed with cheese or something, breaded, and deep fried.
post #794 of 873
I finally did it... managed to post an all about me thread

I'm still only on page 3 of this thread (50 posts per page) but I'm trying to catch up!
post #795 of 873
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I honestly don't remember... I'm thinking it was 4-6 hours or something? mmmmm- I love zephyrs. Why didn't I plant of those this year?!

Haven't tried the flowers yet, but I had lots of people at the farmer's market last year raving about how great they were- stuffed with cheese or something, breaded, and deep fried.
Isn't everything good stuffed with cheese and deep fried?
post #796 of 873
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Isn't everything good stuffed with cheese and deep fried?
ummmm..... YES.
post #797 of 873
haven't heard of them being stuffed with cheese, but I have heard of them battered and deep fried.
Cleaned the bathroom, did some laundry. <insert removed gloominess here > <insert me being more optimistic and upbeat here >
Trying to be less pessimistic, so I'm going to say what I want to manifest.
I am full of energy! My kids have been total angels all day! DS3 isn't climbing AT ALL. DS2 has behaved himself completely appropriately in the kitchen for the last few days and hasn't melted down about treats even once! DS1 has played outside without a single complaint AND without constant nagging questions about when he can go on the computer/watch tv/play video games. My foot is in GREAT shape- I can dance ballet on it! (Ok, that last one was just too much. )
That feels so much better! Ah, what a great way to vent! Thanks, ladies!
post #798 of 873
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<Trying to be less pessimistic, so I'm going to say what I want to manifest.
I am full of energy! My kids have been total angels all day! DS3 isn't climbing AT ALL. DS2 has behaved himself completely appropriately in the kitchen for the last few days and hasn't melted down about treats even once! DS1 has played outside without a single complaint AND without constant nagging questions about when he can go on the computer/watch tv/play video games. My foot is in GREAT shape- I can dance ballet on it! (Ok, that last one was just too much. )
That feels so much better! Ah, what a great way to vent! Thanks, ladies!
okay I'm going to try this. My house is clean, the weather is great, and my bladder doesn't feel like it's getting an infection. Nope, it's still raining, my kids are moping, and I'm in the kitchen.
post #799 of 873
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okay I'm going to try this. My house is clean, the weather is great, and my bladder doesn't feel like it's getting an infection. Nope, it's still raining, my kids are moping, and I'm in the kitchen.
For me, a lot of my problem is with attitude. You're such a Pollyanna, I doubt that's your problem in the least.

eta: And and for your bladder.
eta (again): the hug is for you, not your bladder.
post #800 of 873
momofmine, I'm ignoring that about the mice. Filing it away for a long, long time from now

JR

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But isn't it bad if your pancreas grows? I think I remember reading how much larger it was in American GI's in Vietnam vs. the native people attributed to their processed food diet? Oh wait maybe that was clogged arteries...

I still think a bigger pancreas was supposed to be bad. My turn for an unscientific post!
I don't know how much is actual growth, vs just stimulating and improving. It was made out to be a good thing - as in, if you don't have e ough CCK, your pancreas will atrophy and stop working so well. Nursing increases CCK in babies too, iirc, and that seems like a good thing. It's unscientific midsummer

Today is dh and my 7th anniversary. That number seems so big He's taking the day off work and were going to attempt Chinese food for dinner - egg rolls, Vietnamese spring rolls, shrimp balls and sesame balls. We'll see what we actually end up with...
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