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post #81 of 141
Hmm, Hibou, you should make a BodyTalk appointment. I'll send you Nancy's info via regular email. Jeff's headaches and backaches are gone for far longer than they ever were with the chiropracter and he hasn't snored since his appointment a week and a half ago - even while on his back! His was a dural tube issue, though, not food related.
Anyways, I'm with you on noticing a difference. I had donuts for supper last night (well, dh made me a taco salad, too, so I at least ate some real food) and breakfast this morning, and am now starting to regret it. BUT one thing I'm starting to notice is that although I'm affected by improperly prepared food, if I make sure to have some sort of lactofermented veggie or drink with the meal I'm a bit better off.
Don't let me forget to drop off those kefir grains for you sometime this week.
Oh, on the coconut oil - you're going to love it. I use it for everything - anywhere I'd use butter, and in some cases I like the results better. It is a bit more expensive though.

Just wanted to let you ALL know about an awesome thread over in health&healing, because I know many of us were drawn to NT due to digestion issues. It's the Healing the Gut Tribe
Check it out!
post #82 of 141
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Originally Posted by Pilgrim
Mountain Mom - That sounds incrediblyl yummy!! Would you mind sharing the amounts and/or ratios? I'd like to make some of that but would have no idea of the amounts. I can do pretty well with a pinch of this and a dash of that, and this or that to taste. But I don't know if I can do the WHOLE thing that way, kwim?

So what I did resembled this...

I took my medium sauce pan and added enough diced and shmushed italian plums to fill to 3/4 full.

Then I added diced up crystalized ginger, probably a quarter cups worth and then the same amount of diced white onion.

Then I add a shwoosh of molasses which resembles about 1/4 cup.

I let that simmer and stew to be a warm temperature then I add 1/8 cup of apple cidar vinegar and the spices.

I allowed it to simmer and mingle for about 1 hour.

Then I filled 250 ml wide mouth mason jars and water bath processed. It was a major experiment. You could add the pom. pectin at the end to firm it up but I found it to be quite firm without.

Yummy on roast bison sandwiches with hot musturd and craut.
post #83 of 141
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Originally Posted by Hibou

I picked up some coconut oil today. Since baby and I can't have butter, margarine is one of the last consistent vices left in our diet, so I hope that using coconut oil in it's place will help. Where should I keep it? Does it need to be refrigerated? I also picked up some cod liver oil. I'm really bad at remembering to take my vitamins though. Maybe if I put it on my menu plan, it will remind me.

I've been getting headaches the last few days, and was wondering if anyone else gets headaches/migraines that seem to be food related. Now that I've been on a traditional foods diet for awhile, I seem to be noticing that I get more headaches when I eat foods that aren't properly *broken down* (like beans from a can, as opposed to sprouted beans for example). Weekends are sometimes bad eating wise around here- usually when we fall off the wagon so to speak, and I started getting a headache on Sunday night. Sometimes it's compounded by feeling bloaty. I always wondered if it was something in my diet causing my headaches and migraines, but I could never make a connection until now when it seems to be not one particular food, but rather how my food is prepared.
I see you migraines/headaches as a gallbladder issue. The gallbladder is greatly affected by the fats we eat and don't eat. You mentioned margarine still being in your diet. This is part of the fat issue. But with the coconut oil and fish oil your gallbladder will thank you.

ITA with everything HerthElde said. BodyTalk is awesome.
post #84 of 141
I get headaches/migraines from so many things; perfumes, cigarette smoke, cleaners, petrochemicals in general. I think I was (like many other people) so overloaded with these things in my environment as a kid and growing up, that when I finally got away from them, my body was very happy for it, but now goes into high alert whenever I am in contact with anything of that nature. It's definately a digestive issue as well though, so I need to get to the root of it. I had a herbalist friend tell me she believed it was my liver. Whatever it is, I've had migraines since I can remember, even as a little kid. When my body's not well, my head takes all the punishment!!! Anyways, I will stop hijacking now. Definately interested in looking into body talk though.
post #85 of 141
What is the difference between extra virgin coconut oil and regular?
post #86 of 141
I've been lurking on this thread but have not had time to post...been totally swamped with work! But just wanted to let you all know I'm still here.

We have finally weaned over here so I am starting my giant cleanse. I am a bit scared to see what will happen with the parasite cleanse...eek. But hopefully it will resolve my chronic nasal stuffiness.

Hibou, I definitely notice digestive problems when I eat non-fermented bread. I bloat up like a balloon.
post #87 of 141
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Originally Posted by toraji

We have finally weaned over here so I am starting my giant cleanse. I am a bit scared to see what will happen with the parasite cleanse...eek. But hopefully it will resolve my chronic nasal stuffiness.
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have you tried grapefruit seed extract nasal spray?
post #88 of 141
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Originally Posted by cobluegirl
have you tried grapefruit seed extract nasal spray?
Nope, haven't tried it but thanks for the tip! I am wondering if it would just make me dependent on the spray though? I would like to resolve the issue from the source, from whatever is going awry in my body. Maybe I should check into Body Talk too (sounds intriguing).

cobluegirl, do you go to the WAPF meetings in PDX? My friend is one of the chapter leaders.
post #89 of 141
Here's some general info on bodytalk Toraji (and anyone else who might be interested)
http://www.bodytalksystem.com
I have an appointment tonight - I'm really looking forward to it! I'll try to find time to post about how it went (I'm guessing digestive issues will come up again)
post #90 of 141
Nutribiotic makes a nasal spray with the grapefruit seed extract....oh yeah..what about a netti pot? have you tried one of those? that is what my step mom uses...

I haven't been to the WAPF meetings...have thought a little about it...hehe..I have been to one NT meeting put on my a local lady....
post #91 of 141
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Originally Posted by cobluegirl
What is the difference between extra virgin coconut oil and regular?
EV is from the first pressing, is whiter in color and more sweet tasting. The "regular" or expeller pressed is sort of neutral flavored.

The biggest difference is whether or not it is pressed from fresh or dried coconuts.

Fresh: Tropical Traditions
Dried: Spectrum, Omega Nutrition (tastes smokey)
post #92 of 141
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Originally Posted by JaneS
Fresh: Tropical Traditions
Dried: Spectrum, Omega Nutrition (tastes smokey)
ITA - I've been using Omega Nutrition stuff, and I never used to notice it, but these last couple of times I've noticed a definite smokey smell. I'm tempted to order some other stuff.
post #93 of 141
hmmm I will have to remember that... I just looked and what we bought was the Omega Nutrition stuff...The last kind I bought was Jarrow...and I like it...I have also used the Garden of Life kind...haven't seen the Tropical Traditions one...
post #94 of 141
Are you talking about the Virgin Coconut by Omega or the Expeller press?
post #95 of 141
It isn't the virgin one..so it must be the other...
post #96 of 141
The smokey smell was the first thing I noticed with the Omega stuff when I bought it (expeller prressed). Is the virgin different? I really can't say that it bothers me though, but then I don't have anything to compare it to.
post #97 of 141
The virgin has a sweet coconut flavour, IMO the expeller has no flavour and the colour is somewhat greyer.
post #98 of 141
hmmmm I have had the EVO and it was still expeller pressed I think...is that possible?
post #99 of 141
This is what the side of the container says....

Taste the sweet coconut flavour and aroma of Omega Nutrition's organic Virgin Coconut Oil. Extracted from fresh coconuts, our premium VCO is suitable for raw food diets, and great to use for any cooking needs that benefit from the full coconut flavour. Perfect vegan and dairy-free alternative to butter or margarine. Great for atheletes and body builders.

IT has a Palm tree and coconuts on the container, that is different from the expeller pressed container.

Here is the website...

http://www.omeganutrition.com/produc...coconutoil.php

On the website it indicates that this is a new product. I had the natural food store I used to work at bring it in for the first time about 2 weeks ago.
post #100 of 141
Thanks for that website...we just bought the one on the left...it isn't the VCO
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