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Its all been said before. Welcome one and all. This is the thread that keeps us all connected.
Here is a link to last weeks thread.

And here are some links of interest:
JR's baby pool
Let's get some sleep!
Healing foods
Link to JR's chat thread links
Detox while breastfeeding
All About Me- lablover
Non-dairy sources of calcium
Safe spices
Competing vitamins
Favorite multivitamins
Salicylate levels in foods
Autoimmuine conditions, GAPS diet and deficiencies
Prostaglandins and EFAs

If I missed something you'd like listed- PM me and I'll post it here.
Here's to hoping everyone has an outstanding week (and JR has a baby).

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I want to try to be the first to post and say thanks, MtnMama, I appreciate you picking up my slack. To bed with me, sleep so I can drive the long drive tomorrow.

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Have a good drive Tanya!

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Sweet dreams and safe travels Tanya...
(anyone watch the Red Green Show?)...
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I'm still ahead of the game here! Yay!

to everyone that is in need of one right now.

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How do you know you have an ammonia problem? Because I was sure I did, then test results came back normal. I don't know if I need to be looking at a different range or if I really just don't have an ammonia issue.

It was tested in my NutrEval. I didn't really get a range, so I can't be helpful with that. You can see the test results in my All about Lastrid thread.

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Sweet dreams and safe travels Tanya...
(anyone watch the Red Green Show?)...
We're all in this together!
I do.

Sleep well and happy trails, Tanya.
Thanks for taking this on, Lisa.

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I'm supposed to be in bed. : Instead I was checking out the Nutrition forum.
Found this thread with a mom needing help to find a gf rice milk.

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see ya tanya! have a good trip.

margo, this is interesting. i got my period back within a week of starting Mo. maybe that was the final missing piece?

shannon, it's interesting and i hadn't connected this before... Lily used to pretty much always freak out over nothing. constantly. in the way you describe your LO. it was like because things didn't conform to her VERY specific notions of what was going to happen, life as we knew it would cease and the only thing that made sense for her was hysterical screaming. we started OT in January and that seems to have helped. [but, we also started supping lots of vits & minerals at the end of that month AND we started the chiro, too. we got an inheritance at that time, and we decided to use it for our health needs.] anyway, she doesn't flip out like that ALL the time anymore, but occasionally has days like that. now, it's more likely to be how i described before - assuming people are going to take her stuff or knock over her water or eat her food or that the dog is going to bite her.

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okay hit submit before i was done.

lisa, thanks for the new thread!

JR, thinking of you.

hi to everyone else. i've got about 800 things to do this morning before meeting my extended family at a park for a picnic. now that my mom is working full time out of the house again, it really look forward to holidays.

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see ya tanya! have a good trip.

margo, this is interesting. i got my period back within a week of starting Mo. maybe that was the final missing piece?

shannon, it's interesting and i hadn't connected this before... Lily used to pretty much always freak out over nothing. constantly. in the way you describe your LO. it was like because things didn't conform to her VERY specific notions of what was going to happen, life as we knew it would cease and the only thing that made sense for her was hysterical screaming. we started OT in January and that seems to have helped. [but, we also started supping lots of vits & minerals at the end of that month AND we started the chiro, too. we got an inheritance at that time, and we decided to use it for our health needs.] anyway, she doesn't flip out like that ALL the time anymore, but occasionally has days like that. now, it's more likely to be how i described before - assuming people are going to take her stuff or knock over her water or eat her food or that the dog is going to bite her.
That just makes me even more glad of all the overlapping nutrients. Cause now I have no idea how to label dd.

And I got ppaf back very soon after starting folate. I doubt that's ALL coincidence...

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Hello, all,

I'm new here. Was participating in the thread about our kids' food sensitivity reactions, which was shut down as it started to go south. I'm hoping that this thread will be a more supportive place.

My 7 y.o. DD was tested 6 months ago for IgG mediated senstivities, and came up highly reactive for cow's milk, whey, eggs and whole wheat. These types of food reactions run in my DH's family, so it was really no surprise. Her reactions include super ramped up hyperactivity (esp. with milk), anger, rage, tantrums, screaming, irrational fear of nothing in particular, and other similar reactions. DS (21 months) so far is not showing any signs of issues, although when he was an infant I had to give up dairy for awhile because it made him super gassy. I don't know if that will manifest again later or not.

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shannon, it's interesting and i hadn't connected this before... Lily used to pretty much always freak out over nothing. constantly. in the way you describe your LO. it was like because things didn't conform to her VERY specific notions of what was going to happen, life as we knew it would cease and the only thing that made sense for her was hysterical screaming. we started OT in January and that seems to have helped. [but, we also started supping lots of vits & minerals at the end of that month AND we started the chiro, too. we got an inheritance at that time, and we decided to use it for our health needs.] anyway, she doesn't flip out like that ALL the time anymore, but occasionally has days like that. now, it's more likely to be how i described before - assuming people are going to take her stuff or knock over her water or eat her food or that the dog is going to bite her.
Just out of curiosity, your DD doesn't take Zantac (ranitidine) for reflux does she?

Only asking because we had a weird neuropsychiatric reaction to zantac involving intense paranoia. Turns out it is a documented, but rare, side effect of Zantac. Thankfully my pediatrician was aware of it!!
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I just want to : that I think I just discovered that I can access the Stanford medical library AND check out books!!!


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Ellasmama - so good to hear from you.

Tanya - great trip

JR - thinking about you hourly

Mtn mama - thanks for setting this up. you had mentioned that Ellasmama had a great way of making people feel good (you are right), but so do you - thank you

CS - the anticipation is making me feel a little nutty. fingers and toes crossed for you

twilight girl - welcome. this is a safe place, with amazing mamas. We are all working together, sharing ideas and supporting each other

I find that Jacqueline R is one of the kindest, most supportive, straight-talking people I know.

WhoMe - I feel like you are describing my oldest, (or my mother, myself or my brother. My oldest is so exhausting for me. I really believe that Mo is the answer, or at least partial, answer for us. I am finding that I am ripping through nutrients now that I am successfully matching them with their pairs. ie. I seem to need more Mo now that my folate source is better. Now that I am absorbing mag better, I seem to need more. (I keep on getting eye tics, but I am taking over 700 units a day, and not at bowel tolerance.)
WhoMe - I remember you mentioning you felt that your vitamin balance is a little out of whack since supplementing Bs - is this still the case? do you think you need more Mo?
You have done so much for all of us. I really want to help you.

So what should I do about the fact that I am always dragging my feet with medical issues, when it concerns actually seeing a doc? My boys need to see a dentist, but I just don't want to deal with it. I need to set up a pedi for them. I need to get my iud taken out. I need to find a homeopath. I expect I will use barefootmama, but I am really bummed about PB. that's who I want for my family, but I don't think I should wait any longer. It feels like the right time to at least set myself up.

Also, I usually don't wash my boys' hair, just rinse with water. We got our hair anaylsis envelopes. Their hair has a natural oiliness to it (actually my 6 year old seems to be getting to an age when shampooing might become more necessary. We have begun to get some boy funk from him.)
Should I just extra water wash it? Should a natural body soap? my shampoo?

sorry long post. I had an unusual computer opportunity. Writing on my itouch can be a pita.

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I'm back home and on my regular wireless (instead of some hijacked one) so I can type more than a couple of sentences. Well, DS had the diarrhea and stomachache friday night, wet the bed friday and saturday night, and asked for gripe water before bed last night (but didn't wet the bed), so hopefully we're nearing the end of the potato reaction. Ugh. I had really hoped he was healing... I so want to add food back in for him. He's been so restricted for so long. And his birthday is a week from today. I'm not doing cupcakes for school because it's just a pain. I'll send in goodie bags or something benign. And we're doing a bowling party because that's what he wants, and I will bring cupcakes to that, but no outside food is allowed (even with allergies) so I'm not going to serve all the other kids pizza and hot dogs and make DS watch them, so we'll just do the cupcakes, and I'll buy water for DS and something for the other kids (can't bring outside drinks in either). At least I found cool Legos for him on legoeducation.com, so he'll be happy.

DD2 had a new reaction to a bug. Last summer whenever she got bug bites, they would get huge and hot, like bigger than a quarter. She got some regular size mosquito bite looking ones on her back this weekend, but she got one on her arm, up by her armpit that was pink, the size of a quarter yesterday. But today it looks like a mottled purplish bruise, almost like a hicky. And it's hard underneath. I'm hoping it wasn't a spider bite or something. It's really strange looking. And I found out that the geranium that's good to keep the bugs away is an herb, not the regular flowering kind. I'm going to get a bunch and plant it around the yard so that I don't have to spray nasty chemicals all over my kids this summer.

JR: My friend here just had her baby this morning, so I'm just waiting on YOU. Her's was a boy (no name yet).

CS: When is your bank going to call? I'm so worried about this house, I feel like it's mine!

mammo2sammo: I do the same thing with dentists. I brought my other 2 kids, and it wasn't until DD2 was 4, and we went with the other kids, and she ASKED if she could go to the dentist, that I finally made her an appt. I just emailed PB to see if she was ready yet. I'm not good at patience.

And I'm wondering if I'm getting the UTIs again because I got lax on the stuff like the saurkraut every day and the probiotics every day and things like that. I was really good at the beginning and then got complacent. I figure Pat will yell at me but it'll do me some good!

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Kathy - I feel like a heel mentioning this now, because I didn't mention it months ago when you really needed it.
When I get UTIs the only thing (except for my new experiment with homeopathy) that works is andrographis
http://www.standardprocess.com/displ...log.spi?ID=172
Nothing works (haven't tried abx.) other than this herb mix. Now that I look at what's in it, Echinacea, it is a little concerning. PB mentioned no one on the allergy site should take it. I expect that it is better than abx though.
I have gotten repeat UTIs for a couple of years now, whenever I eat more than a small amount of sugar, especially when combined with dtd.

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Mammo2Sammo- You sometimes combine eating sugar with DTD?

Contractions have slowed down to every 10-12 minutes. PITA.

Twilight girl- Welcome to the chat thread. I'm sure you'll like it here. We talk a LOT though. There's another thread LBMarie started to replace the one which went south floating around somewhere. If I get a chance, I'll dig it up and post a link for you.

Going with DH to get his morning coffee. Bbiab.
Welcome back, Kathy!

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hee hee - well not since our college days - or at least not since being allergen free.

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new thread in H&H:
Where do things go wrong?

And I just got The Garden of Fertility in the mail, courtesy of paperbackswap.com : Today's the turning point. See, somehow, every time I end up in a funk lately, I come out with another MAJOR piece of the puzzle. I just wish I didn't have to deal with the funks to get there

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I'm back home and on my regular wireless (instead of some hijacked one) so I can type more than a couple of sentences. Well, DS had the diarrhea and stomachache friday night, wet the bed friday and saturday night, and asked for gripe water before bed last night (but didn't wet the bed), so hopefully we're nearing the end of the potato reaction. Ugh. I had really hoped he was healing... I so want to add food back in for him. He's been so restricted for so long. And his birthday is a week from today. I'm not doing cupcakes for school because it's just a pain. I'll send in goodie bags or something benign. And we're doing a bowling party because that's what he wants, and I will bring cupcakes to that, but no outside food is allowed (even with allergies) so I'm not going to serve all the other kids pizza and hot dogs and make DS watch them, so we'll just do the cupcakes, and I'll buy water for DS and something for the other kids (can't bring outside drinks in either). At least I found cool Legos for him on legoeducation.com, so he'll be happy.
That sucks. I hope he heals soon.


DD2 had a new reaction to a bug. Last summer whenever she got bug bites, they would get huge and hot, like bigger than a quarter. She got some regular size mosquito bite looking ones on her back this weekend, but she got one on her arm, up by her armpit that was pink, the size of a quarter yesterday. But today it looks like a mottled purplish bruise, almost like a hicky. And it's hard underneath. I'm hoping it wasn't a spider bite or something. It's really strange looking. And I found out that the geranium that's good to keep the bugs away is an herb, not the regular flowering kind. I'm going to get a bunch and plant it around the yard so that I don't have to spray nasty chemicals all over my kids this summer.
Could it be a spider bite? We think ADam might be allergic to bites and that's where his hives came from.


JR: My friend here just had her baby this morning, so I'm just waiting on YOU. Her's was a boy (no name yet).
Waiting, waiting, waiting

CS: When is your bank going to call? I'm so worried about this house, I feel like it's mine!
Yes, when one of us succeeds, we all succeed


mammo2sammo: I do the same thing with dentists. I brought my other 2 kids, and it wasn't until DD2 was 4, and we went with the other kids, and she ASKED if she could go to the dentist, that I finally made her an appt. I just emailed PB to see if she was ready yet. I'm not good at patience.
That poor woman. I just emailed her too, before I read this. Let's send her a "shingle" to get her started.


And I'm wondering if I'm getting the UTIs again because I got lax on the stuff like the saurkraut every day and the probiotics every day and things like that. I was really good at the beginning and then got complacent. I figure Pat will yell at me but it'll do me some good!
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mammo- I'm a feet dragger too with doctor stuff. Which really sucks right now, because it seems I've lost my coverage because I forgot to send in some update information (state insurance.) So now all the things that I had planned- retesting my D, getting IUD out, dentist, etc. etc - will all have to wait until I get some new insurance.

We use California Baby Super Sensitive shampoo on DD once a week. It gets all the greasies out of her hair, but it's nice and gentle- no perfumes or chemicals.

Kathy- sorry about all the reactions over there.

The anticipation is killing me too about this house!! It's a foreclosure, so we really just have to sit and wait until the bank decides to respond to us. And of course since it's a holiday we won't hear back until at least tomorrow.

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Lisa- you do have a way of making people feel good

Anyone wishing to get more sleep, we have 10pm Bedtime Club over in H&H that Pat set up.

And speaking of sleep, I had a dream last night that dh was allergic to wheat (or maybe I was?) In the dream he was sort of flipping out about it. (heh- that's probably what would happen too.) I think I was thinking about it because my ND is having me do an Adrenal Stress Index test and dh has decided he wants to have one done too (this is BIG that the man decides to look into his health.) One part of the ASI says it checks for gluten...in something I can't quite remember.

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Thanks Alissa et al...

That's exciting that Michael wants to do the test. I feel like the results are going to lead you both in a good direction.

You guys, my husband is back! He's been gone for nearly a month, so I've been on full time with Taslyn. And this morn it looks like I'll be off to the greenhouse unassisted by my little helper! Yay!

And I don't think my chicks are going to hatch. It was a long shot anyhoo because they'd been in the very cold fridge before going into the incubator, but I had to try.

I've been feeling really good and strong and NORMAL, or very close to it. I've been starting to slack on my supplements too, I'm not sure which way to go on that- I guess I better ask the crystal.

I thought I was pregnant last week, but my symptoms are all gone and maybe AF will be here in a week or so. The crystal said I was going to have a baby but I think it was just wishful thinking.

I think I'm going to send off a stool test next week to see how we're doing in the fight against enterobacter cloacae.

Taslyn's been a little rashy but I think its from bug bites. She's also starting to get constipated because I'm cutting nursing sessions and she's not that excited about drinking water or goat milk or tea. So I had a little talk with her about it last night and she drank half a glass of water just like that.

Ho hum, I guess that's all the news. Happy MD everyone...

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: Welcome home, Ben! I'm glad you get to do some work in the greenhouse by yourself now, Lisa. It goes so much more smoothly and is a lot more relaxing when you can do it by yourself rather than with a helper (at least, imo).
I'm sorry about your chicks.
Still having contractions every once in a while. Not timing them anymore. DH says he thinks the baby is waiting for my mw to get back- I think she's supposed to be back tomorrow. Whatever he or she is waiting for, I sure hope it happens soon.
I FINALLY got DH to bring my baking stuff inside from the garage. It's still down in the laundry room/pantry in a box, but that's closer to the kitchen than it was. I am absolutely dying for muffins- carrot muffins, blueberry muffins, some kind of poppyseed muffins- I don't really care what kind of muffins at this point. I really need to figure out a simple muffin recipe. That's my next project, I guess, once I get my baking stuff actually unpacked.
My kitchen is a little more clean/orgranized today at least. I'm organizing things one cupboard at a time. Trying to figure out how to contain our supplements so they stop taking over 3 cupboard spaces. I'm thinking I'll get a basket to throw them in.
I think I'm going to make up my shopping list and get DH to take me to do groceries. Maybe walking around the store will bring these contractions on better. OTOH, maybe I should wait until tomorrow. No one has today as a vote, eh?

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I haven't been keeping up with these threads for the past few weeks, so I apologize if someone is going through something right now that I should be offering support for. I hope you're all doing well.

Last night Henry had an absolute fit at about 11:30 or so, about four hours after he went to sleep. He was mad and thrashing around and just awful. I don't deal well with being woken up that way (we co-sleep) and he can't tell me what's wrong.

I hate these episodes so much, and I thought we'd conquered the problem after removing dairy, eggs and citrus fruits from his diet (in addition to gluten). He was STTN for a while, and still does about 1/3 to 1/2 the time. But it's DRIVING.ME.CRAZY that his sleep still sucks part of the time and I can't figure out why.

He DID have (gluten-free/egg-free/dairy-free) chocolate cake with coconut milk mint chip ice cream last night, right before bed. (It was my husband's birthday.) Could last night have been as simple as too much processed sugar? Why would that do it?

Sigh.

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No one has today as a vote, eh?
No, but given all the nesting you're doing, maybe somebody should have! Your baking list made me hungry - off to bake cashew butter cookies... mmmmm (I think me eating cashews went OK yesterday, so time to try DS on them, he won't eat the raw ones).

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Also, my husband's fingernails are all white, and I found this:

http://www.aafp.org/afp/20040615/photo.html

They look pretty much like the ones in the photo, and they've looked that way as long as I've known him (13 years) and as long as he can remember. He doesn't have any health problems (though he's gluten-intolerant).

The website says: "Terry's nails are associated with several diseases and advancing age.1-4 Type 2 diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, chronic renal failure, and cirrhosis are all systemic diseases that are associated with Terry's nails."

He has a physical coming up in July, and I'm wondering what tests he should have done. His doctor is not someone who would pursue this on his own, so I want him to be prepared. Oh, and his mother and grandmother (now both dead) had Type 2 diabetes, though I don't know what their nails looked like.

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No, but given all the nesting you're doing, maybe somebody should have! Your baking list made me hungry - off to bake cashew butter cookies... mmmmm (I think me eating cashews went OK yesterday, so time to try DS on them, he won't eat the raw ones).
I don't think it'll be today. MAYBE tomorrow. The contractions seem to be about 25 minutes apart at this point. DS1 had contractions every 20 minutes for 4 days before they finally went to every 10 minutes, so... Of course, this LO could be just trying to trick me.
I'm not baking today. No way no how. I'm too tired. At least, I don't intend to. I may end up giving in later. We'll see. I'm thinking I might go for a nap this afternoon with DS2, assuming he goes. Not certain he will and we just figured out what's up with him. DH bought some bagels a few days ago and has been sharing them with DS2. They have food coloring. I didn't think about it either and ate one yesterday myself. *sigh*
I'm trying to figure out what ONE kind of muffin I should make. I'm leaning toward carrot, but most of the recipes I've found call for coconut in some form (usually shredded) or are otherwise "unsafe" for post partum. I want to make a bunch for the freezer for all of us. An easy snack. DH's in for a shock. I don't think realizes I intend to go gfcf again once the baby's born.

New Mama, my first thought is salicylates. I think coconut is high in sals. I'm sorry you had a rough night. I hope tonight will be better.

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Hey are those two ancient (expensive) texts available?


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