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Dear Everyone,

I have not gotten any more catching up done since the other day. Yesterday I had a doctor's appointment with Dr. D. It went very well. :D He was glad to hear that the okra pepsin is doing what it is supposed to, and moving some mucus out of the colon. Dr. D is going to add a new supplement containing bile salts and bentonite clay.

Due to the house payment and home equity, I have a terrible feeling I am not getting my WBs done again this Monday. :( Dad has found a way he can get 40 percent off on his glucose testing strips, though. :) Every little bit helps! Considering that was actually his largest expense with the Diabetes, this offers some financial relief.

Yesterday, Mom and I poked around trying to find a low-carbohydrate candy for Dad, but all of the sugar-free candies were loaded with carbohydrates, and they can have a laxative effect. :rolleyes: I cannot help but wonder if the Splenda Dad has been taking in so much of is causing more stomach issues for him than he used to have.

It did not help that he got food poisoning again the other week. :( He ate at a Mexican restaurant. I asked him if he ate anything with salsa in it, and he had. I asked him how much he wanted to bet that Guillermo got his salsa ingredients from Mexico because they were barrato? Now the reports are saying that bell peppers are suspected as well with the Salmonella poisoning.

Lately I have been doing better since getting my clear quartz crystal necklace. They help prevent you from absorbing other people's negative energy, which psychic sensitives are prone to. I have read up on Indigo Children, and even scored 100 percent on the test! :o This validates so much! My empath abilities actually are so strong, that when I get upset, my emotions fog out all rationality. For instance, the attack I experienced in Lyme Chat a few months ago upset me so much I could not even help Kassandra translate a basic sentence in her Spanish homework!

I am extraordinarily good at foreign languages, especially Spanish. However, my empath abilities actually are so strong that they dominate me at times. Now that I have this necklace, that has helped. The path of self-awareness has brought so much to light. There are things about myself I never understood that I now do. Being an Indigo certainly makes sense.

Sincerely,

Jin

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It's good to get an update Jin. Good to hear that the supp's you are taking are helping.

Happy Birthday Julie!

Paula,

The color in the brackets at the top of your sig line needs to be at the front and end of what you want to color.

Hilite the whole text and then choose the color. Don't forget to delete the one on the top.

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Dear Andrea,

It is good that the supplements are doing the job. Getting off of the PPIs will be nice, but it could take a while. Right now, the focus is gut repair, and then other things. Dr. D knows there is a lot going on with my system. I am just glad this physician seems to have the same train of thought I do about wellness.

Dear Kassandra,

Happy really late birthday! I wanted to wish you a happy 18th birthday sooner, but time did not permit. Can you believe you are that old already? I cannot even believe it is July again! WTH? Time goes by much too fast for my liking.

Dear Julie,

Happy birthday! Do you have any special treats planned? Birthday cake with tons of icing would be so good right now! The yeast would love that, would it not? As if my daily candy bar habit is not bad enough.

Sincerely,

Jin

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Andrea,

Thanks but now how do i get rid of thething that says color and font lol.

Jin,

Im happy your supps are helping you.

Everyone

Im going to try out my enzymes tonight. Im so excited and scared lol

paula

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Dear Paula,

Good luck with your enzymes! I know exactly what you mean about being nervous and excited at the same time. New supplements may or may not set well, and you are afraid they will aggravate the situation at times instead of help them. When your system is extremely out of whack, that is reasonable. I am nervous about trying my new supplement as well, but all I can do is try!

I recall you asking about how to remove arsenic from your system a while back. Most of the time, you must see a toxicologist for that. Dr. Amy is likely qualified for this. A classmate of mine in college had to go to a toxicologist for exposure to Aspergillus and Penicillium, as well as having Candida. They work on a variety of things. Since arsenic is a metal, chelation is probably recommended. If you have metal fillings in your teeth, they will have to come out first.

Your water may only be one source of arsenic. Many children get poisoned because they play on wooden decks. A common ingredient in wood treatments is copper arsenate. Seizures, personality changes, muscular problems, and so much more has been linked to arsenic poisoning in children. What occurs is the child will play on the deck, and then accidentally ingest it whenever they eat or put their fingers in their mouths. Adults probably do this all the time without realizing it, too! Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly after touching any form of wood.

Sincerely,

Jin

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JULIE_

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Jin-

Im glad to hear the supps are helping and you found someone to help you

Paula-

I can;'t wait to hear about the enzymes. I have my fingers crossed for you. I hope you get to eat some cheese

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Dear Paula,

Good luck with your enzymes! I know exactly what you mean about being nervous and excited at the same time. New supplements may or may not set well, and you are afraid they will aggravate the situation at times instead of help them. When your system is extremely out of whack, that is reasonable. I am nervous about trying my new supplement as well, but all I can do is try!

I recall you asking about how to remove arsenic from your system a while back. Most of the time, you must see a toxicologist for that. Dr. Amy is likely qualified for this. A classmate of mine in college had to go to a toxicologist for exposure to Aspergillus and Penicillium, as well as having Candida. They work on a variety of things. Since arsenic is a metal, chelation is probably recommended. If you have metal fillings in your teeth, they will have to come out first.

Your water may only be one source of arsenic. Many children get poisoned because they play on wooden decks. A common ingredient in wood treatments is copper arsenate. Seizures, personality changes, muscular problems, and so much more has been linked to arsenic poisoning in children. What occurs is the child will play on the deck, and then accidentally ingest it whenever they eat or put their fingers in their mouths. Adults probably do this all the time without realizing it, too! Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly after touching any form of wood.

Sincerely,

Jin

Well i took them and omg are they supposed to leave an nasty taste in your mouth lol. Not like that was bad enough then i put my hands in my mouth and i just cut some jalepenos lol. My anxiety started to kick in a little due to it being something new, but I think I am ok lol.

I never thought of wood. We have lots of wood in the house due to crowm molding and other wood aspects in the house since it is an old victoian home. Maybe part of it came from the old deck. I did spend so much time on it.

I still have my fillings so i have to wait on that. I did do some reading and it said the best thing to do was to eat onions, beans. legumes and garlic, cause it binds with the arsenic. I think that is why these foods would make me feel sick. It must of been more of an herx then an reaction.

paula

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Paula,

Just delete the top line. If need by you can delete anything in the brackets and then hilite and recolor it.

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Happy Birthday Julie my friend!:) It is my cousin Celeste's b-day today also. I just made her cookies that have reeses chips in it and I am also making blondie brownies. I would give you some but you cannot eat them and well, you live too far away.

Have a great day.

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Paula,

Julie had a good suggestion. When I was having leaky gut and candida really bad, I would react to all kinds of foods. Someone suggested to me to eat what I KNOW I can eat safely. So, what I did is I took out the top 10 allergy foods: gluten, peanuts, corn, soy, dairy, eggs, ect. Then I ate what I knew I had not reacted to in the past. I would only use olive oil, salt and possible lemon to season.

After about 2 weeks I started to add back foods one at a time. I would wait a few days to see if there was a reaction. Usually I would feel any type of reaction within a day. That is sort of how I concluded what I should and shouldn't eat for a while until I healed my leaky gut problem and dealt more with the candida.

I still felt bad because I went on such a strict diet, i had a lot of die off from the yeast. But - no food related reactions- which for me was bloating, heart palpatations, extreme itchiness, throat felt like it was closing up - although it never did. It was still scary! :huh: I think I had lots of yeast in my throat - but not sure.

April

April and Paula-

I just want to chime in and say that I did the same. For about a year now I was very strict and have been off of gluten, soy, casein, high oxalates, corn, nightshades, eggs, nuts, some vinegars, mushrooms and yeast. I occassionally try to reintroduce a food group and have had varying amounts of success, but I can eat a lot more now. However, whenever I start to feel really crappy, I go back to what I know and keep my diet really simple...and start reintroducing again. I keep a food/symptom journal and that really helps...for each meal, I write down EVERY ingredient and then later on, write down the symptoms, if any. I also write down all of my supplements and meds and if anything gets increased or decreased, I record that as well.

I have the same side effects as April, heart palpitations, tightness in chest (especially from eggs and yeast), itchiness, I also get this weird thing where my tongue swells just a little and i also get severe soreness in joints...but strangely enough, not from nightshades.

Through trial and error, I have about 10 foods that are a sure fire problem every time; Coffee (even decaf and gluten-free of course), eggs, yeast, cider vinegar, beets, mushrooms, dairy, gluten (of course), fruit juice of any kind, red meat (too hard to digest), all nuts except almonds, I think. :rolleyes:

I hope this helps- For me it is good to know that I can exert a little, just a little control over my symptoms and I can do that with food. :P

nancy

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Happy Birthday Julie!!!! :D

Thank God I made my way into this thread tonight!! I would have hated to miss Julie's birthday! :o

I really hope that you had a very special day today. :wub:

I just made her cookies that have reeses chips in it and I am also making blondie brownies. I would give you some but you cannot eat them and well, you live too far away.

:lol:

Lisa....you crack me up...I'm sure Julie appreciates the thought. :P

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Well i took them and omg are they supposed to leave an nasty taste in your mouth lol. Not like that was bad enough then i put my hands in my mouth and i just cut some jalepenos lol. My anxiety started to kick in a little due to it being something new, but I think I am ok lol.

I never thought of wood. We have lots of wood in the house due to crowm molding and other wood aspects in the house since it is an old victoian home. Maybe part of it came from the old deck. I did spend so much time on it.

I still have my fillings so i have to wait on that. I did do some reading and it said the best thing to do was to eat onions, beans. legumes and garlic, cause it binds with the arsenic. I think that is why these foods would make me feel sick. It must of been more of an herx then an reaction.

paula

Paula,

The wood on the interior of your home should be fine - it would not be treated wood. It would be raw wood either painted or stained. The wood on the deck would most likely be treated to prevent it from rotting. They have since banned pressure treating with arsenic products, although who knows if what they use now is safe. I haven't looked into it in a long long time.

I did order an arsenic test kit from www.leadtesting.org for fairly cheap. I haven't used it yet. I could send it to you if you like?

The terrible thing is my mom used old railroad ties to outline her garden and my sandbox back in the early 80's. They are Still THERE! I can't imagine what it leached into the soil over the years and next to her garden too!! BAD!

Railroad ties are the worst!

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Well i took them and omg are they supposed to leave an nasty taste in your mouth lol.

Which enzymes are you taking? Just AFP Peptizyde? Are you taking anything for carbs, starches, fats? Zyme Prime is the one which goes along with it.

I actually dont notice a bad taste from them...and I take them without the capsule. It could be that I'm just used to them now.

I actually LIKE the taste of No Fenol...I can eat that one all day. :D

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Paula,

my son excreted a lot of arsenic too, in his urinalysis (unprovoked). I know its scary.

I have had very good luck with enzymes so hopefully it will help. I would steer clear of trying them at the same time as cheese because if you do have a reaction you won't know which one it was. :)

Julie,

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a good day!

There have been a lot of birthdays lately. I am sorry I can't keep up with it!

My daughter just turned 8 (yea makes me feel old) and she had a sleepover tonight with 4 girls. Just got them to sleep - FINALLY! They were having trouble going to sleep. I give my daughter valerian root/magnesium combo pill when she can't go to sleep, but I won't give stuff to other kids unless I have permission from their parent(s). So, I gave them a glass of milk. I only had raw milk so hopefully that will be fine.

Tonight we had ordered out pizza for the birthday party from a local restaurant. It is normally very good, but tonight it tasted like the sauce was made from canned tomato soup!

I NEVER order out pizza because of the dairy and gluten! Now I feel like I wasted my once in a blue moon opportunity! I took 2 enzymes instead of 1 and I was fine.

Gotta go to bed - I am sure those kids willl be up early!

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Thanks everyone, you guys are the best!

I did have a good day, it was pretty low key. I didn't cook or bake anything, but I might next weekend when I celebrate with my family, everyone was tied up this weekend.

Lisa, you crack me up! I hope your cousin had a good b-day too. Your baked goods sound yummy :)

April, Happy Birthday to your daughter, a sleepover sounds fun! I hope the pizza doesn't affect you too much, hopefully the enzymes will help.

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(Have you seen the House episode about HAE? It made me think of you when I watched it. :))

Birdie, no I didn't. I wonder if I can watch it on-line??

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Hi everyone, I thought Id stop in to say hi and give an update. The enzyme topic caught my eye.

I Tried Dr. Houston's enzymes back in 2005, they made me feel sick, and headaches got worse. I think I was taking the protein breakdown digestive enzyme, so I gave up on them.

I spoke to his wife on the phone, she was very nice, and she sent me free samples of their pills and a dvd of Dr. Houston PhD. giving lectures on enzymes.

I would like to try no phenol and perhaps the new one Rachel is taking. But I am worried about Apillagus fungal enzymes,,,because I've reacted to them before. but Ive always had problems with bromilian and papaya. (forgive my spelling!)

I think there is something to salycilates. In the PI sheet for the brith controll Im taking it says that it blocks or reduces the absorption of salycilates, maybe there is a correlation or just an added bonus, because I am chemical, food, environmentally sensitive too.

I pretty much avoid preservatives and additives, anyway, but I went to the failsafe, and feingold diets websites and read about them, and I had a lot of it I could relate to.

I think I'll order the no-phenol, when I get paid! It can't hurt, and I'm all for feeling better.

Hope you all are doing well.

Goodnight~

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April and Paula-

I just want to chime in and say that I did the same. For about a year now I was very strict and have been off of gluten, soy, casein, high oxalates, corn, nightshades, eggs, nuts, some vinegars, mushrooms and yeast. I occassionally try to reintroduce a food group and have had varying amounts of success, but I can eat a lot more now. However, whenever I start to feel really crappy, I go back to what I know and keep my diet really simple...and start reintroducing again. I keep a food/symptom journal and that really helps...for each meal, I write down EVERY ingredient and then later on, write down the symptoms, if any. I also write down all of my supplements and meds and if anything gets increased or decreased, I record that as well.

I have the same side effects as April, heart palpitations, tightness in chest (especially from eggs and yeast), itchiness, I also get this weird thing where my tongue swells just a little and i also get severe soreness in joints...but strangely enough, not from nightshades.

Through trial and error, I have about 10 foods that are a sure fire problem every time; Coffee (even decaf and gluten-free of course), eggs, yeast, cider vinegar, beets, mushrooms, dairy, gluten (of course), fruit juice of any kind, red meat (too hard to digest), all nuts except almonds, I think. :rolleyes:

I hope this helps- For me it is good to know that I can exert a little, just a little control over my symptoms and I can do that with food. :P

nancy

Thanks nancy. I know i need to start an food journal but just have never got to it. I think i eat pretty basic most of the time. It is just when i try to eat old foods I get sick all over again..

Paula,

The wood on the interior of your home should be fine - it would not be treated wood. It would be raw wood either painted or stained. The wood on the deck would most likely be treated to prevent it from rotting. They have since banned pressure treating with arsenic products, although who knows if what they use now is safe. I haven't looked into it in a long long time.

I did order an arsenic test kit from www.leadtesting.org for fairly cheap. I haven't used it yet. I could send it to you if you like?

The terrible thing is my mom used old railroad ties to outline her garden and my sandbox back in the early 80's. They are Still THERE! I can't imagine what it leached into the soil over the years and next to her garden too!! BAD!

Railroad ties are the worst!

Ok good. Well the wood was so old and rotted on the porch. Im not sure it was treated. The deck in the back was not stained or anything.

I will look into that test. I would hate for me to send the one you have and then need it lol

I am so glad u said about railroad ties. I was just going to landscape my garden with them. My dad even went and got some fromhis friend for free. I will have to tell him I cant have them now.

Which enzymes are you taking? Just AFP Peptizyde? Are you taking anything for carbs, starches, fats? Zyme Prime is the one which goes along with it.

I actually dont notice a bad taste from them...and I take them without the capsule. It could be that I'm just used to them now.

I actually LIKE the taste of No Fenol...I can eat that one all day. :D

Im taking the afp and zyme prime. I was thinking of taking them without an capsule but they were saying something about it could be bad if it was in your mouth too long or something lol.

Paula,

my son excreted a lot of arsenic too, in his urinalysis (unprovoked). I know its scary.

I have had very good luck with enzymes so hopefully it will help. I would steer clear of trying them at the same time as cheese because if you do have a reaction you won't know which one it was. :)

My daughter just turned 8 (yea makes me feel old) and she had a sleepover tonight with 4 girls. Just got them to sleep - FINALLY! They were having trouble going to sleep. I give my daughter valerian root/magnesium combo pill when she can't go to sleep, but I won't give stuff to other kids unless I have permission from their parent(s). So, I gave them a glass of milk. I only had raw milk so hopefully that will be fine.

Tonight we had ordered out pizza for the birthday party from a local restaurant. It is normally very good, but tonight it tasted like the sauce was made from canned tomato soup!

I NEVER order out pizza because of the dairy and gluten! Now I feel like I wasted my once in a blue moon opportunity! I took 2 enzymes instead of 1 and I was fine.

Gotta go to bed - I am sure those kids willl be up early!

I didnt eat anything odd last night when i took them. I wanted to see how i would react with them all by themselves with foods that i normally eat. I did notice after i ate tho, that my stomach was making some weird digestive noises lol.

Omg all you had to do was take 2 enzymes and eat pizza. I cant wait for that day lol

paula

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Paula,

The wood on the interior of your home should be fine - it would not be treated wood. It would be raw wood either painted or stained. The wood on the deck would most likely be treated to prevent it from rotting. They have since banned pressure treating with arsenic products, although who knows if what they use now is safe. I haven't looked into it in a long long time.

I did order an arsenic test kit from www.leadtesting.org for fairly cheap. I haven't used it yet. I could send it to you if you like?

The terrible thing is my mom used old railroad ties to outline her garden and my sandbox back in the early 80's. They are Still THERE! I can't imagine what it leached into the soil over the years and next to her garden too!! BAD!

Railroad ties are the worst!

april-

which enzymes do you take?

miamia

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april-

which enzymes do you take?

miamia

The ones like rachel

The zyme prime and afp peptizide

by houston nutraceuticals

I also wanted to add my stomach looks a little flatter today.

paula

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Birdie, no I didn't. I wonder if I can watch it on-line??

No, it's not one of the one's that's online (that I know of) since it's not from the most recent season. The library would probably have it, though. Wikipedia has a list of which diseases correspond to which episodes of House.

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