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Originally Posted by Pattyla
Oh does anyone know if I make the cream cheese from raw milk ala nt will that be lactose free enough to use for the dccc?
And anyone have any ideas for culturing juice? I'm now feeling like that could be another source of probiotics in our life but i'm not sure how to do it. NT has a lot of recipes assuming you are starting from raw juice. I have pasturized juice and I want to improve it. Any ideas? I have some milk kefir grains, could i use those? What else? Should I post this on the NT thread?
Originally Posted by caedmyn
Kefir is illegal because of the yeasts in it.
Originally Posted by bubbles
I started a thread for healing the gut success stories but there were no replies. I know a few of you (JaneS for one) have talked about your success but other than that I haven't heard about a lot. I would really love to hear what is working for you and what you have improved/cured/however you want to put it, lol. This thread is full of lots of informative questions and discussions of particular journeys, but at this point I need to hear/see more evidence of what is working for people. Any stories?
Originally Posted by ericaz
Subbing (and in lots of pain )
I've been dealing with digestive issues for years. About 4 years ago I had many tests - CDSA and food sensitivity tests. The CDSA showed lots of bad bugs, both bacterial and fungal while the food allergy tests showed I wasn't reacting to many foods I had suspected might have been a cause of my issues (casein and wheat for instance). I started phone consults with Trent Nichols (gastroenterologist who focuses on nutrition) and finally got everything under control. I had been spending oodles of money on supplements and nothing really seemed to make a long term improvement.
It was around this time that I started getting into NT/WAPF and became a chapter leader.
I also suffer from endometriosis which is completely connected to my digestive woes. I'm due any minute for AF and my stomach is a complete wreck.
After getting pg with my daughter I began eating more foods that I know I shouldn't. It was the first time in years that my stomach felt great no matter what I ate so I went hogwild. Obviously it was all because of my immune system being on hold so after I had my daughter my problems came back. I really think there's a hormonal connection (again, all tests have come back normal but I'm guessing it's just not being detected) because I felt great until AF returned when dd was around 1.
My diet is still based on whole foods but I eat just about everything without hesitation. We're heading to France next week and I expect to (and want to) eat without reservation. After I come back I want to start reassessing my health and embark on a short cleanse to get back on track. I'm so tired of feeling like shit all the time. It is affecting every aspect of my life.
ETA: The only supplement I'm currently taking with consistency is Primal Defense. It used to be the one supplement I could count on and now I seem to not be benefiting. I've tried just about every supplement under the sun and am wondering what others think would be my next best choice. Some of the supplements I've tried worked for a while and then didn't and others made me feel worse (enzymes for instance).
I know diet is key so that's where I intend to start but I'm guessing I've got yeast issues to overcome (feeling very yeasty these days - chronic UTIs too) and also REALLY need to heal the lining of my poor, inflammed gut.
Originally Posted by mmMommy
I've been lurking on these boards for a few weeks just trying to assimilate it all. I was hoping you kind ladies could help.
DS dx with milk allergy @7weeks with blood in his stools. Neocate started. 6m we started solids and he did great. At 9 months he reacted with rashes. We thought it was wheat since Cheerios was the last new food we had given. Took out, but rash still not completely gone. Finally took all solids out for 3 weeks (DS was 10m at this time). Rash went away.
Started one new food a week. Rice first week of March went fine, so did sweet potatoes. Green beans, peas and squash he got a rash on the 6-7 day of trial. Then slowly he started reacting to rice and sweet potatoes with the rash. I knew this because I stopped trialling other foods at the beginning of April.
He RAST neg and skin test negative in February.
Dx with delayed food allergies...non igE allergies.
So now at 12.5m we have pulled the two solids he could eat out. Per the ped/allergists at Stanford we are giving him 6m off solids.
I've been talking to a john's hopkins MD who also does homeopathic medicine. She thinks that DS has leaky gut syndrome. And that while 6m will help, if he eats any of the foods too often or in excess the sensitivities will come back.
She also agreed that don't worry about feeding him for the next few months and to give him gut rest. Which I geuss is what the allergist at Stanford Children's Hospital are saying in just a different way.
She said probiotics often help. I'm afraid that he'll be allergic to those too.
But I feel like the Stanford Doctors who while they acknowledge delayed food allergies say not much is known about them....aren't being pro active enough.
I know IgG testing is not as accurate but isn't it a starting pt? Isn't there something we can do?
I don't want to keep trying new foods b/c he is seeming to become allergic to everything with time. And I think the Stanford Doctors and Homeopathic/MD both think that resting his gut will help. But I am just so confused. Nobody I know has allergies and allergic to everything is blowing my mind!
I want to cry b/c he wants to eat and all I can give him is formula =(
I hope you could help. Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?
Originally Posted by bubbles
I have a raw milk question. Does it smell and taste a little odd (maybe like it is old milk) even when fresh? I get it at the organic food coop and even the day I buy it it just seems a little off. Is this normal or is it not fresh enough? My ds likes it but nobody else in the family will use it. I tolerate it knowing it is supposed to be good for me. I am not a milk fan anyway.
Originally Posted by JaneS
Where is this thread?
I think it would be helpful to tease out the previous stories to put in one place, maybe you can go back and link them in your thread?
Originally Posted by the_dalai_mama
Excuse a newbie to this thread for jumping in with a dumb question.
But, I know I have yeast overgrowth, where do I start? Book, website, thread here, certain post?
And, can yeast kill off be done while nursing a toddler?
Originally Posted by the_dalai_mama
(I knew I was asking the obvious! Thanks for steering me there )
Originally Posted by violin4
I have been reading through the cheat sheet and my eyeballs are spinning. Very interesting stuff but major brain overload. If I do the SDC diet will it help my nursing baby heal his gut? Is this the best place to start? I've purchased 3 different probiotics in the last few weeks. He reacts to Baby's Jarro-dophilus and Natures Way Primadophilus Bifidus so I put out over $60 for Kirkman Labs hypoallergenic Super Pro-Bio. Now I read on the cheat sheet links that the Inulin and some of the bacteria might not be OK (at least not SDC legal). Have I wasted my money once again?
Let me give some background:
DS born at 35 weeks due to my preeclampsia. He had three days of IV antibiotics during his two weeks in the NICU. Extremely fussy and uncomfortable baby from the time he came home. Got fussy after every feeding. No sleep for 2 1/2 mo. What seems to have helped most are allergy elimination diet and reflux med. Happier now. Sleeps OK. Still needs carried most of time during day. Just started getting some decent daytime sleep last month when started Zegerid (PPI for reflux). I worry about supressing stomach acid (and also the fact that it is sweetened with sucralose) but it is really nice to have him not be miserable when he tries to eat and actually be able to sleep more than 15 minutes during the day and not be wimpering like he's in pain.
Started with face rashes and bullseye diaper rash in Dec.. All over Eczema in Feb. Very gassy and fussy from beginning. Diareah started in January and Never went away. Mucusy poops started in Feb. and blood spots in March.
Started Dr. Sears allergy elimination diet end of January (had been free of major allergens for a while before this). Found his face and bottom cleared and looked beautiful when I eat only sweet potatoes, brown rice and turkey (pears, millet and squash were a problem). Also much less gas and fussiness. Any attempts to add foods back in bring on rashes, gas fussiness, mucus, blood etc.
Until a few weeks ago it seemed that he only had mucus & blood in his diapers when I trialed a new food and I could control it by eating only those three foods (although it was still runny). Then for easter I tried eating ham with my swt pot & br rice. Major mucusy diapers ever since. Also he now seems to get slightly rashy on his face even though I am only eating those three foods (major rash with new food trials). I started using Kirkman labs zinc cream on his eczema recently and that seems to be helping some.
How do I heal his gut while he's strictly bf in a way that doesn't trigger allergic reactions?
Ped GI said do a month on Neocate. Baby doesn't like it and can't get much down him. Also very reticent to give up bf. How can all those
corn syrup solids be good for him? I've read of it causing constipation and I have a nightmare on my hands with two older kids that have chronic constipation and do not want to repeat this. BTW- his poops have not been quite so runny since starting on pro-biotic. More like paste. See definite change but not normal yet and still seeing mucus. We have dubbed them popcorn poopies because they smell strongly like microwave popcorn but just not quite so pleasant. At least it is not the terrible smell that he has had at times after I've trialed a new food. I dream of seeing (and smelling) normal nursing poopies again but begin to doubt that will ever happen.
I have what I assume are blood sugar issues. The only way I have gotten relief from a lot of problems is by following a very low carb diet. It seems to keep my blood sugar much more stable. Sweet Potatoes and Rice are way too high carb for me and I am dealing with brain fog and often feeling like I want to cry (my low bs signs) as a result.
Thanks for reading all this! Has anyone had success with this kind of problem? What works?
Originally Posted by Annikate
If you wait until mid summer you won't see any healing or improvement until then. NT is great, but alone won't help heal you.
Originally Posted by AmyD
Is your son having any anaphlyactic reactions to anything?
No anaphylactic reactions. Just skin, bowel, and scream fests.
Have you had him tested formally for allergies??
NO. He's too young for them to be accurate.
The rice and sweet potatoes you are eating are contraindicated in the SCD. Let's say you have a yeast problem, the grains can ferment in your gut, feeding your yeast and continuing the vicious cycle. IIRC, the sweet potatoes, when broken down, feed the yeast via sugar. Or bacteria.
I just read about the SDC diet for the first time late last night. I understand the theory what I don't understand is how healing MY gut would affect his.
I would stay away from food he is reacting to if he has an ana reaction. Otherwise I would start the diet and use enzymes.
So lets say his skin breaks out and he has blood in his stools. Would you forge ahead to see if it gets better or try to avoid whatever you just ate?
In terms of probiotics, I use Garden of Life Primal Defense, which is not SCD legal.
Just curious why?
thanks for all the info!
|Originally Posted by the_dalai_mama
So, how crazy is the idea of trying to start SCD while moving and teaching part time?