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Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-25-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By Cupressa
Quote:Cupressa - I've been thinking about what...

Quote:Cupressa - I've been thinking about what you were saying about inflammatory foods.  Is the idea behind inflammatory foods that certain foods cause actual inflammation in the body's tissues? ...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-23-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By Cupressa
Well, I was obviously completely confused and...

Well, I was obviously completely confused and got the two (EPA & DHA) switched in the fatty acid elongation / desaturation chain in my mind!
 
I have no idea why vegans would have more DHA and low...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-22-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By Cupressa
Both omega-3 and omega-6 are essential fatty...

Both omega-3 and omega-6 are essential fatty acids, but the omega-6 fats tend to predominate in our diets, and inflammation can result from this imbalance. Seeds, and nuts all have more omega-6...
Forum: Women's Health   04-21-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By Cupressa
It could be thyroid related. When I have gone...

It could be thyroid related. When I have gone without my thyroid support I have those issues. My husband will even ask whether I've been taking my glandular if I start to get overly emotional.
 ...
Forum: Women's Health   04-20-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Cupressa
No. I would definitely get evaluated if I were...

No. I would definitely get evaluated if I were you. That sounds like more than mild hypoglycemia. I think that completely cutting out refined starches & sweeteners (sugar, but also honey, maple...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-06-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,499
Posted By Cupressa
It is fine to take those while pregnant and...

It is fine to take those while pregnant and breastfeeding. I think if you've tried ACV, kraut, etc., and you still feel like you're not digesting optimally, you may benefit from the HCl + pepsin. I...
Forum: Religious Studies   10-23-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By Cupressa
Lilyka,   You're definitely right. Fasting...

Lilyka,
 
You're definitely right. Fasting isn't supposed to be about rules for the sake of rules. In fact, at this time I've been instructed not to fast at all due to hypoglycemia, so I'm not...
Forum: Women's Health   10-23-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Cupressa
No, I did not follow a separate pregnancy list....

No, I did not follow a separate pregnancy list. This was about 9 years ago, and there wasn't much available aside from the book. I know that the BTD has been expanded, but I haven't kept up with it....
Forum: Religious Studies   10-18-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By Cupressa
I think this is because olive oil was the only...

I think this is because olive oil was the only oil available when fasting rules were established, so oil and olive oil were interchangeable. I always understood the rule to mean no oil at all, but...
Forum: Women's Health   10-18-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Cupressa
I tried this diet, and it actually worked very...

I tried this diet, and it actually worked very well for me for my hypothyroidism. I do think that one can develop deficiencies on it, though, if it's followed very strictly. I did towards the end of...
Forum: Women's Health   09-09-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By Cupressa
I have been susceptible to nosebleeds from...

I have been susceptible to nosebleeds from childhood, and now my dd gets them, especially in the heat of the last week (she has been re-starting them by 'scratching' her nose...
Forum: Women's Health   08-24-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By Cupressa
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Quote:Originally Posted by lilmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Women's Health   08-23-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By Cupressa
I think cleansing is not appropriate for...

I think cleansing is not appropriate for children this young, at least the way we usually think of it. If she normally eats a healthy diet, her body should be able to process occasional junk with...
Forum: Women's Health   08-23-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By Cupressa
If it were me, I would definitely see a holistic...

If it were me, I would definitely see a holistic practitioner before having it removed.
 
If it is infected, maybe antibiotics could take care of that and buy you some time to treat it...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-01-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By Cupressa
Thanks for replying!...

Thanks for replying! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
 
You gave me the idea of flavoring my carrot kvass with ginger. I used grated carrots, not sure why, and some chopped...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-28-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By Cupressa
I'm interested in experimenting a bit. Beet...

I'm interested in experimenting a bit. Beet kvass is wonderful, and I thought a fermented beverage might be a good (easy!) way to prepare other root vegetables as well.
 
Has anyone tried making a...
Forum: Women's Health   06-24-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,448
Posted By Cupressa
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Quote:Originally Posted by SandyMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1318236/can-water-make-you-sick#post_16511175)

I...
Forum: Women's Health   04-14-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,335
Posted By Cupressa
This is a blog post I found very interesting on...

This is a blog post I found very interesting on the subject of heat treatment and MRSA:
 
http://eatingoffthefoodgrid.blogspot.com/2010/02/heat-pad-revisited.html
 
She talked about using...
Forum: Women's Health   04-10-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,352
Posted By Cupressa
It could be low stomach acid resulting from food...

It could be low stomach acid resulting from food sensitivities and excessive carbohydrate consumption.
 
Zinc is required to produce hydrochloric acid, but can't be absorbed without it. Exposure...
Forum: Women's Health   04-10-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Cupressa
Welcome!   Quote:Originally Posted by...

Welcome!
 
Quote:Originally Posted by CalamityLaura http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-06-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Cupressa
I would definitely eat it. Botulinum requires an...

I would definitely eat it. Botulinum requires an anaerobic environment to develop from spores and produce its toxin, so unless you improperly canned your stock I think it's pretty safe.
Forum: Women's Health   04-04-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By Cupressa
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Quote:Originally Posted by gabbyraja http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-17-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Cupressa
   Quote:Originally Posted by CT...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by CT Mommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1303468/cholesterol-too-high#post_16327460)

It...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-12-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,280
Posted By Cupressa
Indignantgirl, would you mind sharing the name...

Indignantgirl, would you mind sharing the name of the sunflower lecithin and where you found it?
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-05-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,280
Posted By Cupressa
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