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post #101 of 510
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Originally Posted by moonshine View Post
I occassionally get this kombucha and do quite like the taste. I started with original, then tried guava and grape. All very yummy. I got an extra original last time to try and start my own, but I ended up drinking it instead. Maybe it is an acquired taste? My kids like it too. In fact, we often argue about who gets to drink it. If only they would dig the water kefir that I am making as much. My grains are just exploding.
Thats the one we drink too
post #102 of 510
just wanted to thankyou for the link nolansmom and the response. it was such a relaif to have it all spelled out for me (what baby foods to feed when etc..) happy healing everyone.
post #103 of 510
firefaery, I just got some cacao nibs and goji berries (which dd loves.) Will you post a yummy smoothie recipe for me so I can use my cacao?:
post #104 of 510
Thread Starter 
We have two that we love:

"Selkie's Milkshake"
coconut milk, frozen strawberries, raw almond butter, honey and cacao

"Quillian's Smoothie"
strawberries, banana, cherries, blueberries, acai, peaches, greens powder, cacao, raw almond butter, coconut oil and sometimes goji juice.

Aren't the berries wonderful? They are so good for you, so tastey and really nutrient dense. My kids prefer them to raisins.
post #105 of 510
Kombucha !

Sounds easy to make after making yogurt! Boy is it pricey at WF. I guess I want to drink it awhile before buying a 'culture' to make sure it agrees with us.
post #106 of 510
My dd has athletes foot! Is this probably candida or is that another fungal thing? could it be a sign of die off?

She was a real mess today at the chiro's. I'm hoping that was die off. The chiro thinks that is certainly possible. Also I have gotten her swallowing the formula sf-722.

Man I hope that this really is die off and that we get through it to a calmer place soon.
post #107 of 510
So, about enzymes. . . I've been back reading at enzymestuff.com because I'd forgotten the things I learned there (I feel like there is so much info to absorb with this leaky gut/allergy stuff!), and I had a couple of questions for your gurus. Currently, dd is taking all the right probiotics and we're doing elimination (dairy, soy and wheat), but other than some Candidase I bought early on, I haven't addressed the enzyme issue as seriously as I should have.

First, the Candidase was so bitter, I've had trouble getting dd (1) to ingest it. What can I do?

Also, it seems that the protease enzyme is the best for leaky gut to clear out the "junk" (as she says) and let things heal. What brand should I be looking for and how do I get my baby to take it?

Do the chewable papaya enzymes do any good? I just bought some today out of desperation. They contain sugar, so I don't know if the good effects will outweigh the bad.

Thank you, ladies! If it wasn't for you and everyone on these boards, I would be literally pulling my hair out. It's the *hardest* thing to do, knowing that your child is sick, for lack of a better word. I'm so glad there is something I can actually be doing about it.

ETA: I just checked my bottles and I have Digest Gold by Enzymedica. I'm assuming that will work for proteases.
post #108 of 510
crazycat, if the formula has whole grain breads in it, the rash could be yeast from the grains. Have you already tried the formula in Nourishing traditions? I think Mercola has a slightly different recipe, too. Breaking the Vicious cycle has a formula, too, but it's not for long-term use. It's deficient in calcium, among other things. It uses pasteurized honey and dry curd cottage cheese. Is the milk you're using for the yogurt in the formula goat's milk? If so, you need to supplement the B12 and Folic Acid (if you aren't already).

Chinese Pistache, I don't know about the papaya enzyme tablets -- you could just try using raw papaya if available instead. The taste of most enzymes can be covered up, but only if you mix it with something like peanut butter or honey. See http://www.enzymestuff.com/discussionmixing.htm
post #109 of 510
You ladies are all so gorgeous. And your dc's are too!
post #110 of 510
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Originally Posted by firefaery View Post
We have two that we love:

"Selkie's Milkshake"
coconut milk, frozen strawberries, raw almond butter, honey and cacao

"Quillian's Smoothie"
strawberries, banana, cherries, blueberries, acai, peaches, greens powder, cacao, raw almond butter, coconut oil and sometimes goji juice.

Aren't the berries wonderful? They are so good for you, so tastey and really nutrient dense. My kids prefer them to raisins.
Mmmm, sounds good.

What was the story with the coconut milk a few months back? One kind had lots of crap in it and another kind was okay. I've only tried c.milk *once* when I tried to make yogurt which didn't work. Can I get some at a regular grocery store?
post #111 of 510
Oh yeah, the goji berries are great! DD prefers these to raisins too (which I'm thrilled about since I don't really like her eating raisins) - - waaay too much sugar for her.
post #112 of 510
Since doing gluten-free with ds, I noticed ds' bm are yellow and very mushy and he has 3 BMs a day. Is this his body detoxing? It has gone for 3 weeks now and wondered how long does detoxing take?

We saw his homeopathic doc the other day and he stopped this with a homeopathic remedy. But the doc doesn't do enzymes and I think I stoppped his healing because the dead stuff isn't coming out fast enough.

I am planning to do enzymes with ds.
post #113 of 510
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Originally Posted by Pookietooth View Post
Chinese Pistache, I don't know about the papaya enzyme tablets -- you could just try using raw papaya if available instead. The taste of most enzymes can be covered up, but only if you mix it with something like peanut butter or honey. See http://www.enzymestuff.com/discussionmixing.htm

Thank you! I didn't see that link on her site. That's just the kind of info I needed. Thanks again!
post #114 of 510
DH has a friend who is a medical researcher. After hearing our story he did some reserach and is quite sceptical that dd has candia since the only references he can find to it talk about severe life threatening conditions in nicu babies and the like. : This is why I don't talk about this much. DH did his best to explain it (sent me an e-mail with a trail of comments in it) but got a bunch of it wrong as well. I'm not sure if I should be trying to clear things up with this guy or just drop it.
post #115 of 510
Can anyone tell me about sources for well-priced, good quality COL and enzymes--for someone in Canada, specifically Vancouver? I've been buying them from my naturopathic clinic, but if I want to do this long term (especially the COL) I need to do a little comparison shopping. But a lot of the info is for the US, which comes with lots of shipping & sometimes customs costs for here.
post #116 of 510
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post #117 of 510
Patty, the mainstream medical community and many related scientists are very sceptical of candida in someone other than someone who has HIV, because they only recognize it once it's terminal. It's a totally different paradigm. They don't believe in leaky gut, either. Ask them to explain how cow's milk protein gets into breastmilk.
post #118 of 510
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Originally Posted by Pattyla View Post
DH has a friend who is a medical researcher. After hearing our story he did some reserach and is quite sceptical that dd has candia since the only references he can find to it talk about severe life threatening conditions in nicu babies and the like. : This is why I don't talk about this much. DH did his best to explain it (sent me an e-mail with a trail of comments in it) but got a bunch of it wrong as well. I'm not sure if I should be trying to clear things up with this guy or just drop it.
Yeah, I agree w/Pookietooth. I'd not waste any time or energy on it. We all know we're more informed than most - - even those who are scientists or medical professionals.
post #119 of 510
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Originally Posted by moonshine View Post
I occassionally get this kombucha and do quite like the taste. I started with original, then tried guava and grape. All very yummy.

Mmm I like that kombucha in mango I'm so confused really about it though its fermented and its contains yeast but the probiotics are amazing in it... like eating raw sauerkraut... everything I read says those are a no - no but Sigh its killing my yeast and I feel better :
post #120 of 510
Thread Starter 
Thai Kitchen's coconut milk was reformulated and now contains soy. the new cans have gold lids, but if you can find them with the black lids you are good. There are several other brands that are fine...it's just about the label reading. I believe I am now using New Native-I just got a couple of cases from the co-op. I'll verify.
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