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post #341 of 443
Okay so I'm going ti stop my prenatal today & get some clo, maybe some A & D, but what about the B vitamins? I don't want to be lacking the important ones especially since I'm b'feeding & now have AF too.

Any advice would be appreciated! I am following MT's thread but whew! can't absorb much of that right now.
post #342 of 443
Ok I'm needing to make more yougart before my machine gets here next week. The oven method doesn't work for me (too cold). I tried in a cooler w/warm water but I had to keep refreshing the water.

Any other ideas?
post #343 of 443
Moneca, back in September maybe? Posted a hot water bootle/electric hot pad method she swore by. I don't have time to search right now, but maybe someone else remembers?
post #344 of 443
I don't do a prenatal. I do, however, do a B complex vitamin being pregnant and nursing. You can get alot of B's in food, so it probably isn't necessary, but since I've had extensive damage I'm covering my bases. I use Designs for Health.
post #345 of 443
Ugh! My yougart maker should be here monday but my book won't be here untill March 2!!! I wish I could tell them how to do the free shipping. UPS is always way quicker than USPS.:
post #346 of 443
Annikate...CLO has A & D. Just look for the brands that have the amounts you want. Carlson's is good-lots of both. There are other brands that I'm less familiar with that someone else could advise on, but you shouldn't need to do A & D separate from the CLO. At least I never have heard that.
post #347 of 443
Going by the brand Jane said tastes good - - is low in both A & D. I did find one that has higher levels but I'm afraid to get it if it's going to be horrible yk?
Is liquid just as effective as soft gels? I remember somebody saying they burped them up all day long.
post #348 of 443
I've been an occasional lurker on the healing the gut threads for awhile, but I'm sure I've missed a lot. Hope you don't mind me jumping in. My ds2 had a dairy allergy that healed with raw milk, probiotics, etc., but now he is reacting to tomatoes, possibly strawberries, and possibly oranges. I have read Breaking the Vicious Cycle, and am contemplating doing the program with him. Does anyone have any experience with these kinds of allergies? would the SCD help my ds? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

FWIW, we are currently on a NT/traditional foods diet.
post #349 of 443
IMHO liquid is better than soft gels. You takeit straight without messing with the gelcaps. Carlson's is fine for us. We admittedly use the lemon which is not SCD legal because we pair it with enzymes. Pharmax makes a legal flavored one too, but I'd have to look at the vitamin content. I guess of you are taking one that is low in vitamins you should supplement...Which brand are you going with? I remember Jane talking about the Blue Ice I believe? Interested to hear other's feedback, though I'm not inclined to switch.
post #350 of 443
Here's what Jane said:
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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.
I think I'll go with this as I've not heard anybody else saying that the taste of their clo was decent & I sure don't want to taste it all day long!
post #351 of 443
Hi, I'm new to this thread. My 4 yo ds has had FTT and constipation issues since he was 6 months old. He has been tested for celiac twice and has come up negative both times. He has also had an upper endoscopy that was negative. Blood work for allergies was also negative. I'm still not convinced that he does not have celiac. I'm considering trying to go GF with him, and myself. I'm thinking I may have it as well. I know a lot of you on here are on the SCD diet, and I'm thinking of getting the book. Where should I start with his diet? I'm not sure about eliminating dairy too right now, because he is not a big eater to begin with and if he's eating even less I'm afraid he'll start to lose weight. He doesn't drink milk only water, but likes yogurt and cheese. Thanks in advance for any input you could give.
post #352 of 443
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Originally Posted by Pattyla
Ok I'm needing to make more yougart before my machine gets here next week. The oven method doesn't work for me (too cold). I tried in a cooler w/warm water but I had to keep refreshing the water.

Any other ideas?
What about trying to put in a higher watt bulb in your oven to keep it warmer?

Someone also posted a crock pot method around here somewhere too. I think it was crock pot on low, leaving the top off, and putting several layers of hot pads underneath the jar and surrounding it with water.
post #353 of 443
oops - double post.
post #354 of 443
Karry,
nak so will be short but the SCD allows homemade yogurt and some cheeses. I've only been doing this for 2 weeks & I feel a big difference myself and some + changes in dd. I highly recommend reading the book hanging around here w/ all these wise mamas!
post #355 of 443
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Originally Posted by Hibou
I've been an occasional lurker on the healing the gut threads for awhile, but I'm sure I've missed a lot. Hope you don't mind me jumping in. My ds2 had a dairy allergy that healed with raw milk, probiotics, etc., but now he is reacting to tomatoes, possibly strawberries, and possibly oranges. I have read Breaking the Vicious Cycle, and am contemplating doing the program with him. Does anyone have any experience with these kinds of allergies? would the SCD help my ds? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

FWIW, we are currently on a NT/traditional foods diet.
Hi Hibou!

Jump in anytime

I think it is possible that the SCD would help. What kind of reactions do you see?

Also you might want to consider enzymes: www.enzymestuff.com her books (they are both the same) are excellent at explaining the digestive system and dybiosis. Required reading IMO for any digestive and autoimmune conditions.

Houston's No Fenol in particular is made for fruits/veggies and phenol/yeast issues. www.houstonni.com

More info on the enzyme site too about phenols.

How's his poop? Do you think he has leaky gut?
post #356 of 443
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annikate
Okay so I'm going ti stop my prenatal today & get some clo, maybe some A & D, but what about the B vitamins? I don't want to be lacking the important ones especially since I'm b'feeding & now have AF too.

Any advice would be appreciated! I am following MT's thread but whew! can't absorb much of that right now.
I'm taking a break from MT's thread too, it was making my head hurt!

I think one thing to take from it is the importance of minerals, especially when pg/bf'ing or detoxing.

I only know of individual minerals that are SCD legal. Trace Minerals is a good company but the one ionic mineral I tried, magnesium, was soooo tasting. And the Cal/Mag/Zinc has sugar probably, it's very sweet.
http://www.traceminerals.com/products.html

But it seems like she is saying we need to be more individual when choosing them. But always selenium is low b/c our soil is so poor.

Magnesium deficiency is common. We should always be concerned about calcium. And also zinc is essential for a leaky gut, see firefaery's post above.

Bone broth are also essential IMO. They contain a lot of minerals in easily absorbed electrolyte form including a ton of calcium. Plus gelatin which is so healing for digestive issues.

I like to make a lot of soups with homemade bone broths. I boil them down after finished cooking so they are concentrated and don't take as much room in freezer, then add water when making soup. Or make sauces for meats with the reductions.
post #357 of 443
Quote:
Originally Posted by firefaery
IMHO liquid is better than soft gels. You takeit straight without messing with the gelcaps. Carlson's is fine for us. We admittedly use the lemon which is not SCD legal because we pair it with enzymes. Pharmax makes a legal flavored one too, but I'd have to look at the vitamin content. I guess of you are taking one that is low in vitamins you should supplement...Which brand are you going with? I remember Jane talking about the Blue Ice I believe? Interested to hear other's feedback, though I'm not inclined to switch.
I think liquids tend to be cheaper too... for the same amounts of DHA/EPA you have to take more capsules than the standard dosage. And they tend to be low in vitamins too.

Blue Ice is higher vitamins but only available a couple places online. We use the orange which is VERY fishy tasting and even I have to take it in juice. Apparently someone else posted that the cinnamon flavor is really yummy.

I like the Carlson's lemon too, but I would supplement with more A personally since it only has 1000 IU/teaspoon.

And as far as D goes, it's very hard to know what is good for you without blood testing and who has time/money for that! Mercola says that it's common to require 40,000 IU of D/day to maintain D blood levels over the winter if you are deficient, like most people are.
post #358 of 443
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Originally Posted by JaneS
But it seems like she is saying we need to be more individual when choosing them. But always selenium is low b/c our soil is so poor.

Magnesium deficiency is common. We should always be concerned about calcium. And also zinc is essential for a leaky gut, see firefaery's post above.

Bone broth are also essential IMO. They contain a lot of minerals in easily absorbed electrolyte form including a ton of calcium. Plus gelatin which is so healing for digestive issues.

I like to make a lot of soups with homemade bone broths. I boil them down after finished cooking so they are concentrated and don't take as much room in freezer, then add water when making soup. Or make sauces for meats with the reductions.
Thanks! This helps me so much! It's like the Cliff Notes to MT's thread. (Well, part of it anyway.)
post #359 of 443
Quote:
Originally Posted by JaneS
Hi Hibou!

Jump in anytime

I think it is possible that the SCD would help. What kind of reactions do you see?

Also you might want to consider enzymes: www.enzymestuff.com her books (they are both the same) are excellent at explaining the digestive system and dybiosis. Required reading IMO for any digestive and autoimmune conditions.

Houston's No Fenol in particular is made for fruits/veggies and phenol/yeast issues. www.houstonni.com

More info on the enzyme site too about phenols.

How's his poop? Do you think he has leaky gut?
Thanks JaneS for your response. I had a look at the enzyme site, and from what I can tell, what we are dealing with now is an allergy. The reaction is bright red cheeks and spots on his body. It is almost immediate, whereas the problem with dairy used to take several days to manifest itself as eczema. His poop is pretty normal. But come to think of it, his skin has been dry and itchy lately so that could indicate gut issues. Obviously there is a problem with his immune response, but I'm confused and not sure where to start. If we work on healing the gut, will that heal the allergic response? I'm going to read more on the enzyme site. Feeling really overwhelmed.
post #360 of 443
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Originally Posted by Karry
Hi, I'm new to this thread. My 4 yo ds has had FTT and constipation issues since he was 6 months old. He has been tested for celiac twice and has come up negative both times. He has also had an upper endoscopy that was negative. Blood work for allergies was also negative. I'm still not convinced that he does not have celiac. I'm considering trying to go GF with him, and myself. I'm thinking I may have it as well. I know a lot of you on here are on the SCD diet, and I'm thinking of getting the book. Where should I start with his diet? I'm not sure about eliminating dairy too right now, because he is not a big eater to begin with and if he's eating even less I'm afraid he'll start to lose weight. He doesn't drink milk only water, but likes yogurt and cheese. Thanks in advance for any input you could give.
Hi Karry!

Celiac is damage to the intestinal villi (little fingerlike projections in small intestine that produce digestive enzymes and aid in uptake of nutritents into bloodstream) caused by wheat gluten. However, there can be many other reasons that the villi are damaged too, and result in the inability to break down and absorb nutrients. And these don't have to include traditional IgE allergies either.

The original version of SCD is with dairy, see Intro Diet here:
http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.i...ntro_diet2.htm

www.Pecanbread.com is geared more towards doing the SCD dairy free or goat yogurt for ASD kids. Because some kids with ASD (and I think other damaged gut kids) don't break down dairy proteins completely into amino acid and the peptides act like morphine in the body: producing hyperactivity and other such reactions.

Yogurt is the cornerstone of SCD to get the good probiotics. We make it homemade and culture for 24 hrs to remove all lactose. That's so great that he already likes it!

There is lots of info on the BTVC website, read the Beginners Section, Science Behind the Diet, the Legal/Illegal foods and Knowledge Base to start
http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.i.../beginners.htm

Read some back posts, we'll be here for you if you have ?s!
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