Originally Posted by AmyD
So, I'm thinking we want/need:
*enzymes (what is this about, what do you recommend)
*yogurt starter and yogurt maker or acceptable alternative
*probiotics (any good non-dairy ones, I know Primal defense, which is what we use, is illegial)
*the fancy clay, forget the name
*the carbo whatever liquid to go w/the clay
Anything else that is not food that I should buy?? Personally, since we don't do dairy, I'm going to buy that huge container of coconut milk that someone else recommended---the powder w/no guar or soy lec. in it.
Oh, and I don't remember, but are herbs allowed on the diet? As when I was pregnant w/my lil' guy, I didn't do prentals but herbs. I made a strong infusion that I sweetened w/honey. I used: red rasp leaf, nettles, oatstraw, alfalfa, dandelion root, burdock root, chamomille, and red clover.
Oh, should we get tested for metals and such? We're changing doctors, and the new one actually seems to have a clue from what my friends have told me. He understands nutrition. Weird, I know. So if I can get insurance to cover "it" and (what exactly should I ask for), I'd like to do it. I also know that someone somewhere on MDC posted about a place where I could do this w/o a dr's order, but I don't remember where I saw it. Anyone know what I'm talking about???
The only non dairy acidophilus capsule I know of is from Kirkman's.
I don't use my yogurt maker anymore, I use the oven method and love it. I posted my procedure several pages ago this month if you wouldn't mind searching... the Search function is kaput lately!
and another post to you to read her book!
More on epsom salts on her website too, they are in any grocery or drug store.
Re: epsom salts
I looked this up again... I think my DS's issues with e.s. is the sulfur. He is already high in sulfur. Sulfur is excellent for detox, but to someone who is already high, it's a problem to supplement.
I really like Houston's enzymes: www.houstonni.com
- Zyme Prime is the all around for carbs, fats, proteins.
- Peptizyde is high proteases for gluten/dairy proteins and when given between meals mops up yeast die off and bacterial issues, also inflammation, migraines, many other auto immune conditions.
- No Fenol is high cellulase for phenolic fruits/veggies given with food and for combating yeast given between meals.
I think the clay/psyllium/caprilyic acid combo you are thinking about is from www.wholeapproach.com
. They have an entire candida program and diet. I did the combo for a month, while eating grains mind you, it was okay I guess, don't remember it being so fabulous that I wanted to continue. The SCD worked so much better.
Cod liver oil is essential in my mind too. Nordic Naturals is the most palatable but I supplement with extra A & D from Carlson's natural pills when we use it.