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post #561 of 770
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Originally Posted by JaneS
Amy, re: yogurt.

Did it get too hot? Is it tart? What about draining it to separate the whey. Or you can just try to whip it together.

This actually happened to me recently with raw milk. I had some raw yogurt going and some pastuerized. The raw only separated. It really needs to be kept in the lower range of 100-110, it was 112. So the good guys weren't killed off, they maybe just grew faster. I needed to take my pizza stone out of the oven for summertime (I use the oven method with light on to keep warm for 24h).
I totally think it got too hot. It is very strange, lots of whey and then almost curdles, but not quite. I tried shaking and shaking and shaking, and nothing.

Its hard w/the new season and hot weather, I'm trying to experiment to find a method that works now, vs. 2 months ago.

Going to try that honey recipe And the banana cake I think.
post #562 of 770
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Originally Posted by caedmyn
JaneS--do you know anything about Betaine HCL? Like if I should take it with the Digest Gold, or just the Betaine HCL alone?

Hypothetically speaking, if I can never get my own gut fixed, could I keep DD from having long-term gut problems by only feeding her SCD legal foods until she weans (and maybe for a short time afterward)?
Betaine HCL has hydrochloric acid in addition to pancreatic enzymes. The kind that only work in acidic environment. Very good for protein digesting but doesn't help starches or fiber.

Taking it with the DG is a trial and error process. It depends if you need the stomach acid help. There are also other things you can do to increase your stomach acid such as taking lemon juice with meals, not drinking a lot of liquid with meals.

Yes absolutely re: keeping DD on SCD foods and high probiotics. Avoid everything she cannot digest that is the key. I could have avoided most of this w/ DS if I never started on that stupid cereal as his first food and knew that his yeast diaper rash from hell and full body eczema meant that his intestinal flora was compromised by it.
post #563 of 770
"Yes, I'll look "different" in the locker room, GLORIOUSLY different."

Ok Amy, I'm finally asking, what the heck does this mean???
post #564 of 770
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Originally Posted by llp34
Hi, I am sorry to participate in this thread so sporadically. I am here once again with a question, and apologize anyone in advance if I gross you out.

Our 3 yo DS has had pale stools his entire life. We have been through lots with him, including food allergies and chelation. We also battle yeast. Lately his stools have been nicely formed, which is a *huge* improvement over where we were a year ago , but still a very pale yellow color.

I have heard that low bile salts is what causes stools to be pale. Are the pale stools or low bile salts in any way related to yeast problems ? Also quite honestly, the idea that he might have a long-term liver problem really scares me. Am I over-reacting ? Or misinformed ? If he has low bile salts, is it maybe not so serious ?

Finally, is there something I can do besides continue battling the yeast ? I'm not giving up until my boy has normal, healthy digestion

Thanks !

Linda B.
Linda!

I don't know anything about bile salts. I do know there are supplements you can take, ox bile. Might try asking at Karen DeFelice's Yahoo group if it's related to yeast?

How is chelation going? There is a thread in Dental you might want to join "Chelating Mamas" to talk about it.
post #565 of 770
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Originally Posted by chasmyn
Heh, perfect, because I have a die-off question as well. Yes, I read the post :

I've been taking No-Fenol between meals for a few days now. "Coincidentally", DS, my nursling, has been having restless sleep for as many nights, thrashing and flailing about, and the same with naps. Today I noticed his little bottom around his anus is RED, all over. But he hasn't pooped in as many days either (this not pooping in 4-5 days is rather common for him, unfortunately). So...am I taking too much enzyme (just the regular dose, 1/4 tsp between meals which ends up being maybe 2x a day). Or is it die-off? He has such sensitive skin anyway, my thought is too much enzyme, but I want to get a second (third, fourth) opinion, one more seasoned than my own.

Also I am reading Enzymes for Autism - wonderful book! I am seriously thinking of taking Peptizyde as well - should I wait until the No-Fenol is finished? I'm also taking Betaine HCL with meals. And I am thinking Zyme Prime for DH, he has dermatitis or some such rashy thing and we're thinking maybe food allergies, he's never been tested or anything. He's had this for as long as he can remember. I'm currently doing SCD, but the book gives me hope that maybe the enzymes could be enough and I would be able to go back to NT?

Thoughts from the experienced vets? :
Not pooping for a long time could be bacterial in nature. Yeast tends to cause loose more frequent stools.

Enzymes took some time for me to work up to, and I still have to be careful and not go overboard with grains. It depends on how damaged your gut is to begin with and whether you can right the balance of good intestinal flora.

The point of "E for A" in my mind is the enormous success high proteases have in aiding inflammation and digestion, as her rec is Zyme Prime plus Peptizyde. This has been my personal experience as well. However, high proteases can be hard to get used to.

I wanted to post this link before re: hyperactivity and proteases to discuss here. We've talked about it a bit on the Nut/Imm 101 thread.

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Serotonin and Nutrient Availability
Copyright 2001. A New Idea to Reduce hyperness, anxiety, repetitive behaviors

The Idea

It may be possible that a particular combination of enzymes and foods are depressing the levels of an amino acid called tryptophan. Trytophan an essential amino acid that is not made by the body and so must be acquired by food. It is the precursor that eventually turns into serotonin...a chemical in the brain which promotes calmness. It might be that the increase in protein breakdown by the protease enzymes may be affecting the tryptophan/serotonin levels of certain individuals and this is why the proteases cause hyperness (along with any of the reasons given above).
http://www.enzymestuff.com/serotonin.htm
post #566 of 770
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Originally Posted by EBG
Zinc oxide and Titanium dioxide are also carcinogenic, from what I've read.
http://www.terressentials.com/truthaboutsunscreens.html
post #567 of 770
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Originally Posted by JaneS
"Yes, I'll look "different" in the locker room, GLORIOUSLY different."

Ok Amy, I'm finally asking, what the heck does this mean???
It is in reference to an intact teenager being in the locker room w/his cut friends. But, we all now that intact boys are on the rise and if I wasn't homeschooling, he would be the majority in the locker room
post #568 of 770
I would like to look glorious in a locker room.
post #569 of 770
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Originally Posted by AmyD
I totally think it got too hot. It is very strange, lots of whey and then almost curdles, but not quite. I tried shaking and shaking and shaking, and nothing.

Its hard w/the new season and hot weather, I'm trying to experiment to find a method that works now, vs. 2 months ago.

Going to try that honey recipe And the banana cake I think.
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nak- I did the honey frosting on the banana cake. Not the greatest combo imo.
post #570 of 770
: to Galeforce

Patty, what do you recommend? I was thinking of doing Jane's cashew cake, but it calls for like 10 eggs :
post #571 of 770
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I would like to look glorious in a locker room.
heheee! Me too!
post #572 of 770
I am making spagetti and sauce....can anyone give me a guesstimate on how long it takes a 4 or 5 lb spagetti squash to get done when steaming it on a collandar over boiling water?

I am kitchen impaired. & I am afraid of yogurt. It scares me. The ingredients are here and I am procrastinating big time.
post #573 of 770
BB- it'll take a long time that way. Cut it in half and place it face down in a casserole dish that's been *lined* w/oil. Bake it. I usually bake it for about an hour. To me, when it's really really done it tastes better. The oil helps too.
post #574 of 770
OH thank you so much!!!!
post #575 of 770
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Originally Posted by JaneS
P.S. I'm reading Momtezuma Tuatara's book on vaxes right now and it's incredible. So pay attention to all of her posts, she was one of the main reasons why my DS is not vaxed. (I started reading MDC when pg.) I know it saved us from autism or worse.
What is the name of her book? And where could I get a copy?

Thanks, and sorry if I've missed this info somewhere!
post #576 of 770
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Originally Posted by Gale Force
I would like to look glorious in a locker room.
post #577 of 770
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Originally Posted by New Mama
What is the name of her book? And where could I get a copy?

Thanks, and sorry if I've missed this info somewhere!
PM her. It is called Just One Little Prick. Very captivating reading. If you have never read any of her posts...well, it is very engaging reading, let's just say.

Question on still trying to fully get into stage 1. Since cutting out all SCD illegals (coffee with milk and kefir) a few days after starting the intro diet, I am massively constipated. Not to the point of totally being uncomfortable, but it has essentially been 3 days. I am continuing to take it slow, but man, I feel like all I eat is protein. This can not be good for me too much longer, no? I did manage cooked pears ok today, so am hoping that's a go.

DH is impressed with my resolution. I am just so sick of stomach issues, and this seems to be my best bet. If this doesn't work, I don't really know what to do.
post #578 of 770
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Originally Posted by AmyD
: to Galeforce

Patty, what do you recommend? I was thinking of doing Jane's cashew cake, but it calls for like 10 eggs :
That cashew cake is delicious!!! Do it!

Something more like a creamcheese frosting I think you should be able to make that with dripped yogurt and honey. I haven't actually made a scd frosting that I liked, yet, but I haven't tried a cream cheese one yet either.

The honey frosting was really just like marshmallow fluff but even more stiff. The texture and flavor just didn't work (at least in our families opinion) with the banana cake. I think it would be much better on the date torte thing (which my mom made for my dad's b-day btw and thought was delish!)
post #579 of 770
I'm curious as to how folks here determined exactly what was wrong with your guts before you began the healing process? I know that both DD & I have problems but don't specifically know what they are.

I did get the enzyme book and am working my way through that but as of right now it hasn't talked about diagnosing.

I did have a stool test done for myself and it showed no yeast and an imbalance in the gut for which I'm supposed to take tanalbit & probiotics to help straighten out.

For DD I have no idea except that I believe she isn't absorbing nutrients since she passes a lot of undigested foods (of all sorts) in usually loose stools.
post #580 of 770
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Originally Posted by Gale Force
I would like to look glorious in a locker room.

You ALWAYS crack me up! How goes the Summer of Austerity? What are you eating?
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