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post #61 of 591
Great info here! :

I've been doing a SCD for about a month. Dd and I still have candida issues. From what I've been reading here we may need to cut back on the fruit. I'm also thinking about adding soaked grains (ie-brown rice, quinoa, millet are the best I think??) and beans back into our diet. I'm taking enzymes and probiotics but I think I need to be more on track with taking them.
post #62 of 591
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Originally Posted by Annikate
Was going to ask the same question! Sometimes it's hard to tell but if you know your fertile time, there won't be any question.
Nope, I know it was coming from my bum area. BUT I am having fertile CM too, so maybe it just got moved back there with my undies? I dunno. Never thought about that.
post #63 of 591
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post #64 of 591
I'm subbing so I can and :.

My 'gut' background: I have Fibromyalgia with IBS (diagnosed in 2000) and I'm sick of feeling sick all the time. I'm sick of being in pain. I'm sick of getting two bites of food into my mouth and already feeling the urge to get to the bathroom (in many cases that's how I've discovered some of my food triggers, but when it's a casserole or something, it's hard to pinpoint which specific food). I'm sick of feeling bloated and crampy whether it's PMS-time or not. I'm sick of always feeling I need to go, and even when I do, having it hurt all the way down.

And finally. Finally. I am ready to really do something about it.

I have Karen DeFelice's book (Enzymes for Autism and Other Neurological Conditions, which just rocks!), since I was looking into Enzymes for my DDs (and possibly DS down the line). I think I will be ordering No-Fenol, ZymePrime, and Peptizyde, and while I wait for them, I'm going to take the plunge and start the SCD diet, at least for myself. I checked out an SCD Foods List and realized I have a lot to give up, but I do have a lot that I get to keep (Like some cheeses. I love cheese). I already avoid some of the 'allowed' foods, though, as they are known food triggers for me.

I'm going to wait for a long weekend or vacation I think before trying anything new with the girls (Enzymes I mean). They are doing well so far, and I'm afraid to tip the scales in the wrong direction without having plenty of time to just hold tight and ride the wave. KWIM? But the diet I will be able to implement sooner rather than later.

Anyway, I'm glad to be here and will be following along with great interest.
post #65 of 591
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Originally Posted by Annikate
THis is just MO, but I do believe that the SCD will help your ds. It helped my dd immensely. I think the disillusionment here about the SCD relates to candida issues only.

I wouldn't let this one article sway you away from trying the SCD.


SCD works wonderfully for my DD even with yeast. It doesn't work for me, but it does for her. I don't know why, maybe her yeast is mild and mine is systemic (and has been here for more than 10 years.)
post #66 of 591
Anyone tried Goji Juice? It's supposed to help w/digestion, acne, cancer, aids the body during chelation.

I'm going to get some and add this to our ever-growing repetoire. . .
post #67 of 591
I use goji juice in my smoothies. It's yummy, but my kids just munch on the berries all day long.
post #68 of 591
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Originally Posted by Pookietooth
Jane, what kind of kefir will you be giving ds? Goat milk kefir? Water kefir?
Raw goat's milk. I'm considering water kefir made with juice but still not sure of that b/c I pulled all juices ex. lemon a long time ago. Maybe with pear juice... hmmm. He doesn't do well on fructose is the issue. Pears are low in fructose.

And I don't think he'd drink "hooch" (Amanda's version of super vinegary water kefir). Speaking of that A., how do you get your DS to drink that stuff and which one??
post #69 of 591
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Originally Posted by krissi
This is definitely true for us. I am not going to abandon the SCD for DD because it has been hands down by far the most beneficial intervention or therapy of any kind. It isn't getting rid of the yeast, but it is doing DD buckets of good in other ways. She had remarkable gains within a month of trying it. I would definitely give it a try if nothing else.
I would say this too. It is at least worth a try. It's easier than a strict candida diet for kids too. For us, we are keeping SCD foods for a while b/c I do have a basic diet for DS which he does stabilize on, it's just very hard to keep him on it.
post #70 of 591
For the person who asked about "bottled" probiotics: Nature's Way Reuteri is serving us very well right now. DS's poops finally firm up with this and I highly recommend it for anyone with diarrhea.

Random Update on Me:

Coffee is NOT good, not good at all!! My stomach felt so horrible yesterday after having it.

But today I forgot my enzymes when I ate some yummy (traditional sprouted) French Meadow Cinnamon Raisin bread and no reactions whatsoever.
post #71 of 591
Welcome Fullofgrace!

Will you try enzymes for yourself? The high proteases between meals are supposed to be very good for Fibromyalgia.

Go very slowly with your littles, it took a while for my guy not to be hyperactive on them.

Great SCD list! TY
post #72 of 591
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Originally Posted by milkamama
yet, i must confess that upon reading btvc, i was convinced that scd way THE way to go.

it is soooo confusing and difficult to watch a child suffer...want to heal them...want to do the right thing.
Oh yes, welcome to this crazy state of constant questioning! :

BTVC does make sense and has been clinically proven to work. But I think the fact that it was on adults may make a difference too? Who knows. But along this path at least I feel like I'm further along than when I started with DS. I've certainly learned a lot and in many ways he is doing wonderfully. I never should have weaned him though... (didn't do that for SCD but it just worked out that way)
post #73 of 591
FF,

Yes do write more when you are ready! I'm very interested in all of this.

Raw cacao is very high in magnesium right? maybe that is why the rec for evening?
post #74 of 591

belly pains

happy labor day
quick question for you all...with a bit of background

ds1 (3 yo) who is very healthy and has shown no evidence of gut issues/allergies (with the exception of a milk intolerance that he outgrew), caught what i thought was a little bug two thursdays ago. he had a slight fever and diarrhea for a whole day...complained of belly pains. he woke the next day feeling much better...eating and drinking normally, BUT has complained of belly pains since and has had loose (very loose sometimes), stinky bm's since (some days four or five bms). i have been alternating him on NOW brand 8 billion acidolphilus & bifidus, JARROW baby's jarro-dophilus and a blend from custom probiotics (purchased for ds2 and i) starting the day he got sick. there is on occasion what appears to be mucus in the bm. any thoughts...advice is greatly appreciated.

other than the pains in the belly which only happen right before a bm or during, he seems absolutely fine.

thanks
post #75 of 591
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Originally Posted by Annikate
THis is just MO, but I do believe that the SCD will help your ds. It helped my dd immensely. I think the disillusionment here about the SCD relates to candida issues only.

I wouldn't let this one article sway you away from trying the SCD.
i totally appreciate your opinion...
i do believe that btvc and scd have a great deal to offer...ds is sooo intolerant of sooo many things that he isn't eating enough or hardly gaining. at this point i just feel like some quinoa maybe some buckwheat every few days might be ok for him. we've be on scd all summer and he has gained a mere 7oz. since i am still bfing, we are both on fruit, meat and veggies...way tough with a 20 mth old who is just 20 lbs. it is just difficult to know what the right thing to do is...where's my crystal ball when i need it?

any way...i have not totally abandoned scd...i've just modified it a bit for us. ds had quinoa yesterday with breakfast and dinner and seems (so far at least) to have done ok (no crying, belly pain, constipation, skin break-outs). there are sooo many scd illegals that he can't have anyway. a while back someone mentioned feeling like a mad scientist...yeah...me too!!
post #76 of 591
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Originally Posted by JaneS
Oh yes, welcome to this crazy state of constant questioning! :

BTVC does make sense and has been clinically proven to work. But I think the fact that it was on adults may make a difference too? Who knows. But along this path at least I feel like I'm further along than when I started with DS. I've certainly learned a lot and in many ways he is doing wonderfully. I never should have weaned him though... (didn't do that for SCD but it just worked out that way)
i hear you on the weaning...we didn't wean, but sometimes the frustration and guilt i feel when i nurse ds and he starts itching or having belly problems stinks!! i know that bm is the best for him...

thanks for the welcome...i've been in this state for some time now...
post #77 of 591
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Originally Posted by firefaery
I use goji juice in my smoothies. It's yummy, but my kids just munch on the berries all day long.
oooh, I didn't know you could get the berries. Where do you get them from?
post #78 of 591
Nature's First Law or eat raw... www.eatraw.com www.rawfood.com
post #79 of 591
hi everyone,

My son is 8.5 and sees a DAN (defeat autism now) Dr. for autistic symptoms, adhd, processing issues... His latest stool sample results showed that he is very high in yeast and the Dr. recommended him taking a product called Candicid without talking at all about nutritional changes. Has anyone ever used this before? Does anyone have any thoughts on doing something like this instead of drastically changing the diet? He is a BIG fruit eater and I would hate to take this away from him...

I would very much appreciate any opinions on this! I am very overwhelmed trying to sort through his issues and all the info that goes along with them.

Lynsey
post #80 of 591
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Originally Posted by JaneS
For the person who asked about "bottled" probiotics: Nature's Way Reuteri is serving us very well right now.
My ds is 2 and 28 pounds. Should I break open a capsule and put it into his goat yogurt? (Also, is one capsule too much? Not enough?)

THANKS!!
Jennifer
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