Originally Posted by Pattyla
You really need to avoid suppliments with iron in them. Iron really feeds the bad guys and is really rough on your gut. I'm assuming your prenatal has iron?
I feel completely inadequate to make risk assessments anymore. I can feel okay about leaving out starches when I can see that they are doing as much (or more) harm as they might theoretically do good. But I'm so frustrated by the things that I do for myself to help keep myself in better health and then there are all of these asterisks that it's doing harm.
I don't know what decision to make about the prenatals - I don't feel confident about supplementing with only B-vitamins because it seems silly to think that that is the only vitamin/mineral that I'm lacking in giving up starches. On the other hand, I second-guess whether a multi can possibly help with all of the interactions.
I ended up deciding to consult with the nurse/Health Coach that I told you all about. I haven't had the chance to talk with her specifically about what tests she did on the samples I sent her, but she did say that I look okay on the yeast issue and the gut flora issue, but that my calcium reserves are low (surprise) and that I have signs of acidosis and slightly acidic pH. Some surprises, some not. I'll be curious to know what she tested for on the yeast, because I had a "medium" yeast reaction with the spit test.
Given all of the above (as well as indication from Aristocat that I did not clean my butter well enough of buttermilk - THANK YOU!) I'm inclined to stay the course I'm on as long as I recover from my relapse and continue to improve.
Sorry to take up space thinking out loud - I've appreciated when you ladies do the same, it helps me to see your thought process