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post #141 of 354
I dont' have many suggestions re: reducing cost. Our grocery bills are horrendous. But so are other people who eat nutrient dense foods. Our society does not value healthy food.

Hit the farmer's markets near you. Around here I could go to a different one everyday within a 20-30 minute drive. I just picked up some pastured eggs for $2/doz. and lots of veggies way cheap (most organic too). Yummy blueberries and raspberries.
post #142 of 354
MT and I have been talkling about high doses of vit. C neutralizing toxins/die off in Nutrition/Immunology 101.
post #143 of 354
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Originally Posted by JaneS
Hit the farmer's markets near you. Around here I could go to a different one everyday within a 20-30 minute drive. I just picked up some pastured eggs for $2/doz. and lots of veggies way cheap (most organic too). Yummy blueberries and raspberries
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I am SO jealous of this! I have a crappy farmer's market, one co-op which carries organic but now went from being open 7 days a week and orders delivered 3x to only opening 3 days a week and orders delivered 1x. Essentially it's a bust.

AND, the buying club I just started w/Ozark Organics just went BUST! (Only found out about this minutes ago and they didn't even bother to email me and let me know. I had to find out from a friend who inquired about a product.)

Grocery store produce . . . well, can you really even call it that?
post #144 of 354
LOVE the farmer's market idea Super fun too!
post #145 of 354
Ah...I have huge quantities of sodium ascorbate....but I want to save money on caps...maybe I could mix it in the apple sauce.
post #146 of 354
We just drink it straight (mixed in water). Or DS takes with his lemonade/enzyme mix. It just tastes slightly salty.
post #147 of 354
Jane,

Thanks so much for telling me about the AFP Peptizyde. We got some samples, and now we've bought some. Ds is having much better blood sugars!! And we only just started giving him a full dose at a meal today. We're excited!

We were giving him a high-protease enzyme, but it obviously wasn't doing as much as this one does for him.

Christie
post #148 of 354
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Originally Posted by Bestbirths
Does anyone have some more cheap food ideas? There are 8 of us, only 7 now because my mom is out of town...but I've got to get a handle on the food budget.
Cheap and nutritious food? What's that?

Just kidding. It really is expensive to eat this way, and to eat healthy overall. We consider a healthcare expense -- something that makes us healthier and hopefully keeps us from needing more expensive treatments. Of course, the insurance company doesn't see it that way, so the money still comes out of our pockets. But, the kind of treatments we tend to get aren't generally covered by insurance, so we are saving money in that respect.

I do have a few ideas for you, though. Roasted chicken is a fairly inexpensive meal (compared to many other meat meals). And you get a wonderful stock out of it as a bonus.

Eggs are cheaper than meats, so maybe make some meals with those. Frittatas are yummy, and they're pretty easy. And you can grate some cheese to add to them (we can't anymore ). They're basically a quiche without the crust. And if you have a cast iron skillet, that's the perfect thing to make them in (there are other ways, but that's easiest, I think). Saute onions, garlic, and other veggies. Add several eggs beaten (probably a dozen given your crowd). Sprinkle the cheese in, and pop it in the oven. And, of course, there are good old scrambled eggs. And boiled eggs make a good snack.

For snacks, have fresh veggies available (usually cheaper than fruit), and you can make a dip to eat with them. Some dip ideas would be: a yogurt dip (if the yogurt is too tart, you could add a little honey along with the spices), guacamole, a hummus-like dip made with white beans instead of garbanzos (personally, I'd probably prefer a dip made out of black beans ). Anyway, you get the idea.

And this may not save you any money, but it might save you some frustration. Since your kids are used to being able to eat anything without asking, and that's been causing some problems for you, maybe you could make a deal with them that there is a certain cupboard and a certain place in the fridge where they can eat anything from there, but anything else, they need to check with you to make sure you don't have plans for it. And point out that sometimes you even make something yummier if given the chance!

And do you have a Costco where you can shop? They have some good deals on some good foods. Some of them are organic, and some aren't. They have big bags of baby carrots (organic), for example. And they have a good price on avocados. And they have pesticide-free tomatoes, and sometimes cucumbers. You can get a case of nine mangoes (not organic, but since ds has to get all of his carbs from fruit, and that means a lot of fruit to keep his ketones down, we cheat sometimes). And huge bunches of bananas. And they have big bags of frozen organic blueberries, and sometimes other fruits, too. Anyway, if it's an option, check it out.

It's got to be hard to feed such a crowd on this diet. Especially with several kids. We have it a lot easier, with only one 5 yo.

Christie
post #149 of 354
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Originally Posted by JaneS
MT and I have been talkling about high doses of vit. C neutralizing toxins/die off in Nutrition/Immunology 101.
What exactly is considered high doses? I am taking Sodium Ascorbate but I don't think I am taking "enough".


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Thanks so much for telling me about the AFP Peptizyde. We got some samples, and now we've bought some. Ds is having much better blood sugars!! And we only just started giving him a full dose at a meal today. We're excited!
Can you point out where it was mentioned in this thread? I can't find it anywhere? Please! I am really interested in hearing more about it.
Is it suppose to help with blood sugar problems?
post #150 of 354
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Originally Posted by Yin Yang
What exactly is considered high doses? I am taking Sodium Ascorbate but I don't think I am taking "enough".
Well, I'm not Jane, and I don't what conversation she's referring to, but I take between 5 and 12 grams a day, when I'm not fighting something off (a cold or the flu). When I'm fighting something off, I take even more. I give my 5 yo ds between 1.5 and 3 grams a day. It's great if one of us is reacting to something! It also helps to keep us from becoming too toxic.


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Can you point out where it was mentioned in this thread? I can't find it anywhere? Please! I am really interested in hearing more about it.
Is it suppose to help with blood sugar problems?
I think it was just an aside at one point. Jane and I have been in a couple of threads together where enzymes were discussed. She's the one who told me about them and their benefits. She also told me about a book to read, and when I mentioned that the Peptizyde had some things in it ds couldn't tolerate, she told me that there is an AFP (all fungal protease) Peptizyde that doen't contain those things.

Anyway, AFP Peptizyde is mainly marketed for autistic children to either replace or complement a gluten-free and casien-free diet. Ds isn't autistic, but he has Type 1 diabetes, and gluten intolerance (prob. celiac), as well as a dairy intolerance. We have found that removing gluten and dairy, and other foods that he was reacting to, has improved his blood sugar, and now this enzyme has improved it further. I have heard nothing about it improving other's blood sugars. I think that it's more that it digests his food more completely and there are fewer food particles getting into his blood stream for him to react to. And it may be contributing to more gut healing (and maybe other healing, too).

One last comment, kind a tying together of your two questions. Vit. C, including sodium ascorbate, will help blood sugars, but if you take enough, it will also show up on a blood test with a glucometer as sugar (which will look like a higher number, but it's a false high). Just to throw you off. I find that it doesn't do this at the doses I give ds, but at the doses I take, it can be confusing.

Hope this answers your question. If I didn't, or if I brought up more questions, feel free to ask. This is an issue near and dear to my heart.

Christie
post #151 of 354
What pancake recipe do you all recommend? I'm going to try blueberry pancakes tomorrow
post #152 of 354
Hi Amy
Midas Gold pancakes. Here it is.

I've tried a few and this is by far the best.
post #153 of 354
I knew someone would have vast pancake experience!

Thanks Annikate, and I love your sig!!
post #154 of 354
I like Midas Gold Pancakes, too, only we use nut butter instead of the flour. To make blueberry pancakes, I don't mix the blueberries into the batter. Instead, I drop a few blueberries onto each pancake once it's in the pan and cooking on the first side.

Christie
post #155 of 354
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Originally Posted by Bestbirths
Ah...I have huge quantities of sodium ascorbate....but I want to save money on caps...maybe I could mix it in the apple sauce.
I mix mine in plain water most of the time. For ds, I mix it into a drink (a flavored stevia drink), and add some fizzy water, too, sometimes, and he doesn't even taste the sodium ascorbate.

Christie
post #156 of 354
Christie,
I'm so glad to hear this!
AFP Peptizyde is without the papaya and pineapple enzymes that many are reactive to.

Yin Yang,
High doses of vit. C for an adult mean 10 grams or more. With bioflavonoids too, about 1/4-1/5th dose. There is a thread entitled "Sodium Ascorbate" that is a must read and will discuss dosages. I'm on a vit. C research kick right now. Waiting for Dr. Levy's book from library:
http://www.doctoryourself.com/levy.html
http://www.tomlevymd.com/

The best site and book on enzymes is here: www.enzymestuff.com
post #157 of 354
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Originally Posted by JaneS
I'm on a vit. C research kick right now. Waiting for Dr. Levy's book from library:
http://www.doctoryourself.com/levy.html
http://www.tomlevymd.com/
Jane, it's such a small world! I consult with Dr. Hal Huggins re: my MS treatment, and he removed the mercury in my mouth years ago. He works (in some way, I'm not sure how) with Dr. Levy. And they've written some things together. Part of my MS treatment is taking large amounts of sodium ascorbate, and also a monthly IV of vit. C (50 grams). I'll have to look for that thread you mentioned.

Christie
post #158 of 354
Here it is:

Sodium Ascorbate
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=353318

esp post #36
post #159 of 354
Thanks, I don't think I would have found it without the search feature.

Christie
post #160 of 354
The pancakes were fantastic!! I ended up cooking some blueberries separately w/some honey and used that as a 'syrup'. My 4 yr old found this far superior to maple syrup

Going to, another wedding, this weekend. Tried Jane's cashew cake--absolutely fantastic---in fact we've been making a loaf of 'bread' w/it weekly--4 yr old like to have PB and honey sandwiches. But I'm thinking of trying the carrot cake in the BTVC book w/the drained yogurt and honey----cream cheese frosting. Anyone BTDT?

Oh, and wasn't someone asking about whey over here? I just started some kombucha and was browing through the NT book. WOW, I am always shocked at what a wealth of info that book has, like a pocket Jane Anywho, lots of the fancy tonic drinks use whey in them. I'm especially all about the beet kvass--I just need to get a two quart mason jar. And SO interested on what the sidebar was saying about cancer and gut flora. How (whomever) researched cancer and didn't find one person w/cancer who also had intact gut flora. So freakin' interesting!!
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