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post #21 of 770
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Originally Posted by Pattyla
I have fermented all cream for 30 hours. It is too rich for me so I mix it 50/50 w/ whole milk yogurt. It makes yummy ice cream. Esp fruit flavors.
Thanks sooo much for the advice - I wouldn't have thought to ferment for so long! : Haven't sprung for an ice cream maker yet - I wanted to see if it would be SCD-friendly before buying it. Will have to start saving my pennies......We have quite a little dairy operation going here, I just made butter last night! I don't think I drained it well-enough though, cooking with it wasn't quite as non-stick as conventional butter....

Small relapse reaction today I can't believe that it's from goat yogurt, since I'd been doing that since Saturday. Could be cow yogurt, since I started that yesterday. Could be goat cheese, started that on Monday........
Please be the cheese, please be the cheese.....: Going to drop the cheese over the weekend and continue on cow yogurt.
post #22 of 770
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Originally Posted by chlobo
JaneS,

My DD is 2.5. Before I just thought it was raisins but just today she had a loose poopie with bits of broccoli & asparagus from last night.

Can anyone recommend a good book to start with?
Hmmm, well those are pretty advanced foods for the body to break down. Fibrous foods are difficult for humans b/c we do not make the enzyme cellulase. Otherwise her stool is firm and dark brown? Just the sleeping issues and skin issues you are most concerned about? Any other reactions to foods that you notice?

I like Karen DeFelice's book best for description of leaky gut, "allergies" and the gut/behavioral connection:
www.enzymestuff.com
(she has 2 but they are both the same with diff titles)

What about cod liver oil? What's her diet like otherwise?
post #23 of 770
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Originally Posted by Shanna4000
Oops, I posted this in May before I realized it was June!

Is there any reason to suspect that my very delayed ovulation is related to my new way of eating (SCD)? I'm about 4 days late, which is unprecedented. I never did get the last hcg quant after my miscarriage 2 months ago - and I haven't given it a second thought until now because my cycles got regular again, and it just seemed so hysterically unnecessary at the time. But I'm suspecting stress or the diet before I"m suspecting an incomplete MC anyway. Any thoughts? I've been slightly paranoid about inadequate B-Vitamins with having a grain and starch-free diet, but I haven't been taking a B-supplement.
Have no idea but Pat was right, you need to be on folic acid like yesterday.

(Although it irritates me to no end that the folic acid mantra is the one thing the med. establishment latches onto when there are so many other nutrients which are just as crucial to a babe's development AND do cause birth defects if seriously deficient! My favorite vit. A for ex. but of course we know you got that covered. )
post #24 of 770
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Originally Posted by Pattyla
For my dd teething mostly effects her sleeping and makes her want to chew on anything she can get her hands on. She seems to particularly like cell phones.

So I e-mailed the Houstons guy. He said that he thinks my pain is caused by the enzymes doing some damage to my gut and I should quit all enzymes for a couple of months and then start back on zyme prime and see how it goes. Sigh. I just wanna get better.

Here's his e-mail.


I think I'm just going to concentrate on getting a cultured drink with every meal now and leave it at that. I'll keep giving dd and dh the enzymes for now, probably.

Oh and I think I'm getting an appointment with a new Dr for dd. She sounds pretty amazing and hopefully will have some good insight. I'm just frustrated with the wait and see attitude of the Dr's we see right now. Plus the Dr that we love from the family practice we go to is quitting so now is a good time to shop arround anyhow.
I've heard that yeast causes the "teethies" too. Lots of reports in ASD kids with yeast issues who are older and well out of teething time.

It must be inflammation in your gut that is causing the pain. You've never had blood in your stool?

That's interesting about Devin Houston's comments about serrapeptase!
http://www.enzymestuff.com/discussio...opeptidase.htm
post #25 of 770
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Originally Posted by caedmyn
Anyone know how much evening primrose oil I should be taking to help with DD's eczema?

And can sunlight make DD's eczema worse? I've been trying to get some sun on her because I read the Vitamin D can help with eczema but her face always looks worse after she gets some sun (and she's not getting burned).
Good question re: epo. I forgot if Leo Galland's book Superimmunity for Kids addressed it... can you check that? That is where he talks about how some kids need diff oils. (and I know it's because of the enzyme conversions that are able or not able to be taking place)

DS always overheats and usually never sweated. It seems to be more about getting hot that triggered any flares rather than the sun. He always seemed better in the summer. He always got strangely overheated, like he would be playing at a friend's house, running around and always gets red hot cheeks.

But today I noticed he was sweating and I was so happy!
I'm hoping that it's a good sign of I don't know what, but better than just getting hotter and hotter... ?
post #26 of 770
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Originally Posted by MommyofPunkiePie
How do I know when to increase the amount of CO DD and I are taking? I've slowly gone from .5 tsp to 1 tsp in myself, and .25 tsp to .5 tsp in DD.
She's going to be getting some from bm too remember. I'd stop at her amount for now and increase yours
post #27 of 770
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Originally Posted by JaneS
That's interesting about Devin Houston's comments about serrapeptase!
http://www.enzymestuff.com/discussio...opeptidase.htm
Ok, I read that and I am whirrling with confusion. You are an enzyme-geek.





Pat
post #28 of 770
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Originally Posted by JaneS
I've heard that yeast causes the "teethies" too. Lots of reports in ASD kids with yeast issues who are older and well out of teething time.
Are you saying that yeast causes teething type issues? That would be fascinating to hear, as ds is very orally sensitive.

Pat
post #29 of 770
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Originally Posted by scubamama
Are you saying that yeast causes teething type issues? That would be fascinating to hear, as ds is very orally sensitive.

Pat
Yep, I've seen it in my DS and heard tons of stories from other parents (controlling yeast and oral issues then disappear)
post #30 of 770
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Originally Posted by scubamama
Ok, I read that and I am whirrling with confusion. You are an enzyme-geek.





Pat


If only I can just figure out how to give my DS higher amounts of proteases without him bouncing off the walls. All my geekiness is for naught!
post #31 of 770
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Originally Posted by JaneS
It must be inflammation in your gut that is causing the pain. You've never had blood in your stool?
Ummm... Actually I've been having issues with blood in my stool for a while now. Always bright red so I assumed hemoriods and I've been too chicken to go to the GI Dr my internist refered me to. : My other idea was that it is my endometriosis invading my bowels since it is usually just at af time that I get it. In fact it happened the other day before af for the first time ever. Usually it is right after af leaves the building.
post #32 of 770
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Originally Posted by JaneS
Yep, I've seen it in my DS and heard tons of stories from other parents (controlling yeast and oral issues then disappear)
Guess that means we aren't controlling the yeast yet. It gives me hope and it doesn't to hear this. Hope that we might get to the bottom of it. And despair cause I've been thinking that her teething was almost done.
post #33 of 770
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Originally Posted by JaneS

That's interesting about Devin Houston's comments about serrapeptase!
http://www.enzymestuff.com/discussio...opeptidase.htm
Urg. I'm not taking virastop and only took it for a short time at the very begining of doing enzymes. These issues came up long after I stopped it.
post #34 of 770
just making sure i'm subbed as i hunt and peck one handed using the other hand to keep an echinacea compress to the eye with conjunctivitis b/c i am *not* going on antibiotics !!
has anyone else battled an odd infection (i have never in my life had conjunctivitis) after beginning to kill off yeast? I'm hoping this just means my body is mounting a healthy immune response! though i know it more likely an indication od stress as we are moving an dd has stopped sleeping well.

any tips for conjunctivitis welcomed! :
post #35 of 770
Hey, I don't remember being "made" to make frozen SCD yogurt, but we did make some, and it was OK, but I found that it gave me migraines. DS likes it, though, so I oughtta make it again sometime just for him. I've used pure cream made like yogurt, and half cream and half milk, and both are pretty darned creamy. Like Jane said, add egg yolks and some honey and vanilla, and it should turn out good. Ours stayed kind of like soft serve, which was fine with ds as he doesn't remember "real" ice cream.

Hey, dalai_mama, I had what I thought was pinkeye, or at least super red eyes, a few weeks ago, which I think may have been die off (or just NYC dirty air, as we were visiting there). I used homeopathic pinkeye eye drops, and it seemed to go away pretty fast (but we were also back home in the relatively clean Seattle area).
post #36 of 770
[QUOTE=caedmyn]
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Can teething cause an eczema flare-up?
fwiw, dd's eczema was always worse while teething--especially anywhere her saliva touched her skin.

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Anyone know how much evening primrose oil I should be taking to help with DD's eczema?
Like Jane said, the Super Immunity For Kids book will tell you. The book also said it is absorbed through the skin. I know several people who used epo for their kids' eczema, but it really didn't seem to help dd.

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And can sunlight make DD's eczema worse? I've been trying to get some sun on her because I read the Vitamin D can help with eczema but her face always looks worse after she gets some sun (and she's not getting burned).
When dd had eczema, it always looked much worse after being in the sun.
post #37 of 770

Lyme Disease

I forget who it was that was investigating Lyme Disease, but on an herbal remedy group I belong to, someone recommended colloidal silver. Don't have any more details, but some others have inquired about it, so I may have an update if you're interested.
post #38 of 770
Subbing

JaneS.

Can I pick your brains please?

You mention blood in the stools and pain.

Just recently I noticed blood in my stools, and it followed massive gut pain, and gas.

In the last month I've had chronic lower back pain, and front lower abdomen pain, and find the only way I get pain relief is a hot water bottle.

Like you, no way am I going for a referral, or even to the doctor. I know what sort of a gravy train that lands up on.

My husband thinks this is all my fault, as it started when I upped my green smoothies in a big way AND added into the mix, chilean grapes.

BUT I also had a short spell of this when our grapes were ripe and I was eating them as well.

I removed anything with wheat, but that hasn't improved things. So I'm going backwards and looking at how to get even more basic. Which is scaring my husband somewhat, so I'm trying to cover the knowledge bases so that he won't be so upset.

I've just bought the book you suggest at Amazon.com.
post #39 of 770
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Hmmm, well those are pretty advanced foods for the body to break down. Fibrous foods are difficult for humans b/c we do not make the enzyme cellulase. Otherwise her stool is firm and dark brown? Just the sleeping issues and skin issues you are most concerned about? Any other reactions to foods that you notice?
Her stools vary. Sometimes they are firm and a medium brown and other times they are very loose. We went through a bout of constipation & started feeding her more prunes but she really hasn't had those in a while. She is also quite gassy. She has what we call "Man toots". Thinks its funny to do in the bath.

She does the CLO (Nordic Naturals at the moment) and sometimes I give her a probiotic & when I can yogurt. Just lately she's started to get circles under her eyes. Her diet is ok. I try but she's 2.5 so its tough. She doesn't eat a lot of junk food, though.
post #40 of 770
Hi Ladies: I am wondering if there is one enzyme that is better to take? I bought this one yesterday http://www.sisu.com/en/products/orga...s/multienzymes
Also wondering how to take it. The bottle says take one with every meal. Should I give my kids half that dose?

We started our diet yesterday. We are upping our intake of yogurt. We split between the 4 of us 1 litre. I just added a bit of apple cider to it and we drank it, yum!!! Do we need an acipholus supplement if we eating that much yogurt?

I have decided to take the diet slow. I am going to allow some rice if needed. I also need to kids to be able to eat most fruits as they love them.

Thanks for the support!!!
Sebrina
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