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You know, that sounds like just about every family vacation we ever took when I was a kid. We were usually lucky if the pool even *had* water, though.

Good luck with the Lego set!

As for what we're doing...it's officially Spring! We put the bike rack on the van, the girls did their chores, and I drove them into town to the gently-used store. They're riding their bikes to karate, then all the way home...I hate this first ride of the year, always worries me! Soooo glad for the beautiful weather, but I saw our first mosquito today....ugh.

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Soooo glad for the beautiful weather, but I saw our first mosquito today....ugh.

YES!!! Mixed blessings :

And, yep, I hear ya on the 1st ride of the season. We're taking ours out bike camping & I'm a little nervous.
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:What would you ladies say, if I told you that we are in the very beginning stages of preparing for a Weston A Price Foundation Conference in Alaska, with the the main speaker being Sally Fallon?
It will be sometime in 2010, and hopefully it will be in the Valley, depending of course on what we can figure out for facilities.
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:What would you ladies say, if I told you that we are in the very beginning stages of preparing for a Weston A Price Foundation Conference in Alaska, with the the main speaker being Sally Fallon?
It will be sometime in 2010, and hopefully it will be in the Valley, depending of course on what we can figure out for facilities.
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I would say I would need some links to find out some more info before I could say anything.
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www.westonaprice.org
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I would say I would need some links to find out some more info before I could say anything.
I agree!



Thanks for the links! I am so out of touch..... that is some really fascinating stuff. I would love to attend and check it all out.

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I just checked out Nourishing Traditions from the library yesterday. Interesting. I am going through some kind of food intolerances right now, so am reading a ton about nutrition, and am very confused by it all. I pretty much eat the Nourishing Traditions way, (except for the raw milk products, which at this point I'm not eating any milk products at all and know that has definitely helped). But I'm still struggling for answers. There are so many different beliefs-acid/alkaline imbalances, the paleo diet, the candida diet....

Anyway, that would be an awesome conference and I would attend. Who's putting it together?
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I just checked out Nourishing Traditions from the library yesterday. Interesting. I am going through some kind of food intolerances right now, so am reading a ton about nutrition, and am very confused by it all. I pretty much eat the Nourishing Traditions way, (except for the raw milk products, which at this point I'm not eating any milk products at all and know that has definitely helped). But I'm still struggling for answers. There are so many different beliefs-acid/alkaline imbalances, the paleo diet, the candida diet....

Anyway, that would be an awesome conference and I would attend. Who's putting it together?
I am the chapter leader in Alaska for WAPF, so I am heading up the plans along with the lady who runs www.wolflakewellness.com

PM me and pick my brain on your diet.
I can likely help you out. Especially when it comes to working through intolerences and healing from them.
And, for what its worth, I am one of the raw milk co-ops leaders as well, though my group is in the valley.

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I just checked out Nourishing Traditions from the library yesterday. Interesting. I am going through some kind of food intolerances right now, so am reading a ton about nutrition, and am very confused by it all. I pretty much eat the Nourishing Traditions way, (except for the raw milk products, which at this point I'm not eating any milk products at all and know that has definitely helped). But I'm still struggling for answers. There are so many different beliefs-acid/alkaline imbalances, the paleo diet, the candida diet....

Anyway, that would be an awesome conference and I would attend. Who's putting it together?
I should have mentioned to you, that Homer now has a raw milk co-op. The lady at the health food store is coordinating it.
And its milk from the farm in the valley.

Also, there is a lady from Washington that is moving to Homer soon, and she is planning on starting a Chapter for Homer.:

I would not worry about things like a candida diet, as a good TF diet ( did you know there is a forum on here just for that?) that includes lacto fermented drinks and foods, eliminates toxins from the body.

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I am the chapter leader in Alaska for WAPF, so I am heading up the plans along with the lady who runs www.wolflakewellness.com

PM me and pick my brain on your diet.
I can likely help you out. Especially when it comes to working through intolerences and healing from them.
And, for what its worth, I am one of the raw milk co-ops leaders as well, though my group is in the valley.

ANy advice for helping get a really really picky boy that is incredibly stubborn to eat stuff besides Tomatoes and Ramen noodles?

He is also Hypothyroid. He was tested for Celiac but it came back negative.
Still I worry. I am currently researching Nutrition and Hypothyroidism but it is slow going. He was seeing the Ped. Endo but she sucks. Not happy at all with her care (if you can call a 3 minute appointment "care")
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I should have mentioned to you, that Homer now has a raw milk co-op. The lady at the health food store is coordinating it.
And its milk from the farm in the valley.

Also, there is a lady from Washington that is moving to Homer soon, and she is planning on starting a Chapter for Homer.:

I would not worry about things like a candida diet, as a good TF diet ( did you know there is a forum on here just for that?) that includes lacto fermented drinks and foods, eliminates toxins from the body.

Cool, just in time for me to move (up your way)! I actually tried raw milk cheese, since that is all I really miss, and can't do it. However, I would like to get some and make yogurt for my kids, they go through a ton. I am happy to hear that Homer is getting a raw milk coop going though, I will pass the word on.

As far as the diet-I think I first need a diagnosis, which I don't have. When I go to Anchorage in June, I am planning on seeing someone. So right now I am trying to figure things out on my own, and it's daunting. I'll pm you though and pick your brain.
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ANy advice for helping get a really really picky boy that is incredibly stubborn to eat stuff besides Tomatoes and Ramen noodles?

He is also Hypothyroid. He was tested for Celiac but it came back negative.
Still I worry. I am currently researching Nutrition and Hypothyroidism but it is slow going. He was seeing the Ped. Endo but she sucks. Not happy at all with her care (if you can call a 3 minute appointment "care")
First things first.
I am not a dr. and am writing form first hand experience only.
Second, its 1 in the morning and I am up, because I could not sleep
Hopefully everything wil make sense LOL!

Testing negative for Celiacs/Gluten intolerance is common, even if there actually is a problem.
For example, my dad has severe Celiacs, but all tests were/are negative.

The big indicator to me that your son likely has it, is that he is hypothyroid.
Did you know that Gluten allergies is one of the causes low thyroid?
I craved bread products all my life, and only recently found out by the process of elimination that it was having toxic effects on me.
Getting off of gluten causes the thyroid to heal!

I do not know how old your son is, so how you go about home testing will be subjective to his age.
Being very picky about foods is also an indicator to me that he has allergies.
The fact that Ramen is about all he wants/craves, on top of the hypothyroid shows he is likely very intolerent of wheat/gluten.
And to top it all off, Ramen has extremely high levels of MSG in it, which is a nuerotoxin, mood changer, etc.

If he is a bit older, say over 8, maybe you could start a "science" food project together.
have him write down, or tell you, how he is feeling at certain times of the day.
Does his head feel "fuzzy"? Does he want to sleep during the middle of the day, etc.
How does he feel before he eats the Ramen? What about after he eats it?
Talk about how you can make those things better.
And then go to the store and shop for gluten free noodles, butter and good cheese, and then go home and make a menu that includes trying one new vege on a certain day of the week, and includes no gluten for one week.
After one week, let him have something with gluten, again writing down the before and after feelings.
For me, the after feeling was horrible. Every muscle in my body hurt for 2 days.
But as soon as it cleared, I felt so very alive and like a brand new person.
I can honestly say, I have never felt this way, my entire life.

You stand a good chance of the pickiness getting better if he has gluten out of his diet, and is feeling better/different.
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ANy advice for helping get a really really picky boy that is incredibly stubborn to eat stuff besides Tomatoes and Ramen noodles?
Eewww. tomatoes. Yuck yuck yuck.

Sorry, but I cannot eat a raw tomato to save my life. The seedy party next to the firm part, next to the juice grosses me out.

I am a pretty picky eater too.
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Eewww. tomatoes. Yuck yuck yuck.

Sorry, but I cannot eat a raw tomato to save my life. The seedy party next to the firm part, next to the juice grosses me out.

I am a pretty picky eater too.
Haha, and I love love love love fresh tomatoes. We grew them in our garden when I was a child/teenager, along with corn, potatoes, zucchini, green beans, cucumbers, rhubarb, and a variety of berries and fruit trees. The tomatoes were so yummy on a hot summer day.

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Hey, Tammy. If you go with Paula's suggestion of gluten free and are willing and ready to do some or all of your baking and cooking yourself, I know a lady in the Valley that does gluten free classes and also sells a lot of the gluten free ingredients (various flours, mostly). Let me see if I can find her website for you as I know she has some classes coming up.

http://www.gluten-freecentral.com/

She has had people from all over come to her classes. She knows mostly how gluten affects those with Celiac, but has been doing research on how gluten affects other issues. Anyway, though I'd throw that out there.
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Eewww. tomatoes. Yuck yuck yuck.

Sorry, but I cannot eat a raw tomato to save my life. The seedy party next to the firm part, next to the juice grosses me out.

I am a pretty picky eater too.
I hated tomatoes as a kid--I've never been fond to tomato-based sauces either (spaghetti, on pizza, etc).
As I got into my teens I started liking chopped/sliced tomatoes in salads or pastas (or on pizza), but I still don't eat them plain. And I still don't like them in cooked forms. I do cook with them a lot, but I don't really like them in cooked forms...

DS, on the other hand...loves tomato soup, spaghetti, pizza, etc...he just won't touch them if he can see the shape of a tomato (fresh, or chopped in pastas, on shish-kabobs, etc) I figure everybody has something they don't like, so I don't usually sweat it. I don't eat mushrooms, he doesn't eat tomatoes. Oh well, more tomatoes for me.

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