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I'm here because I want to be totally healthy and hopefully get pregnant again. I'm starting acupuncture next week and seeing another doctor to check for yeast/metal issues (for me and my son). I always thought, growing up, that my parent's problems were things that "just happened" and a part of life. I don't want my son thinking that or living that!
Hi New Mama! I'm so excited to see you here!

I'm so sorry about the difficulty you've had with infertility.

I also am trying to get really healthy so that we can hopefully have another baby, someday. But I want to get healthy enough that I won't get PPD next time. I usually get SAD, too, so when I can get through a winter with no SAD, I think that would be a good indicator that I have achieved optimal health. We'll see!
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IThe interesting thing is that my mom was always a big fan of Adele Davis and she supplemented both of them (and us kids) with tons of vitamins.
Wasn't Adelle Davis a big fan of whole wheat bread? I can easily see how somebody gluten-intolerant couldn't acheive optimal health following her dietary guidelines.
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Wasn't Adelle Davis a big fan of whole wheat bread? I can easily see how somebody gluten-intolerant couldn't acheive optimal health following her dietary guidelines.
I'm not sure. I should borrow some of my mom's books. I know we always had whole wheat (tasteless!) bread growing up.
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How do you get around being allergic to sugar? I ask because I have had shortness of breath and asthma like symptoms since I was a child and it has always been (after several tests for my heart and asthma itself) considered to be from anxiety. I don't have panic attacks or anxiety that precedes the shortness of breath, but it in and of itself is kinda scary and can cause some anxiety I just wonder how you would cook to not include sugar, even honey? I already have to exclude dairy, eggs, soy, and gluten. I am just thinking that maybe this may be true for myself...
Small amounts of honey don't bother me at this point, but I really don't use much sweetener at all in my cooking nowadays (I don't really have a problem with fruits, just refined sugars). When I was first diagnosed, I was going through NAET treatments, so I was treated for the sugar allergy, which removed the immediacy of the problem. But a few years ago (since I didn't change my diet when I learned that initially), the problem came back (in a more mild form), and I've had to learn what my limits are. At this point, if I over-indulge, I will start wheezing and coughing. Short of steroidal inhalers, there really isn't much I can do about it (and I don't use the inhalers anymore), so I do my best to avoid making myself sick. Occasionally something will slip in (this happened the other night when we went out) and I just have to deal with the reaction until it passes (might be an hour or so, depending on how much I ate). Digestive enzymes can help speed up the process of getting them out of my system, but I don't even carry them with me anymore.

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My reproductive endocrinologist said it was a "PCOS-variant" and had no interest whatsoever in figuring out WHY I didn't ovulate/menstruate, just in getting me pregnant. Of course, at the time I was in a hurry to have a baby, but now I'm rather angry about it. Especially since after switching to a TF diet (I'd been vegan/vegetarian prior to that) and supplementing with high-vitamin CLO for about six months I finally got a period on my own a year ago, then fifteen weeks later, then eight weeks later, and when I mentioned this to her in a follow-up visit (we tried using a frozen embryo last fall and it failed) as a victory on my body's part, she totally dismissed it. I'd read a study that showed that some women with PCOS who were deficient with vitamin D and supplemented with it started having normal cycles and some actually got pregnant, and I would have shared this with her so she could share it with her patients, but she just scoffed at me.


Sounds like a real jerk. Hopefully you won't need the services of an RE this time around, but if you do, I hope you choose a different one. My RE and her nurses were very interested in hearing what I had learned about grains and PCOS, they were all asking me how I was losing weight, since I wasn't on any drugs at the time.
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I've never heard of any of these diets, but I have been trying to follow a candida diet which is no-grain, no sugar & no fruit or starchy vegetables. It gets alot more specific but it's only supposed to be a temporary de-toxing diet. I'd be interested in hearing some recipe or meal plan ideas for no grains & no sugar.
Alison
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Welcome, Alison!

Okay everyone, new year, new month, new thread!
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