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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!)

It is important to avoid enzymes from fungal sources. I think these can cause more stress in the body especially anybody with fungal issues. :)

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.

For a veggie garden I would avoid any treated lumber. If its not a redwood or some other kind of wood that does fine untreated then it will rot. I use rocks to outline a lot of my garden beds. I like to go searching around new construction sites or around rivers or creeks and gather rocks for my gardens. I have basically found all my rocks that way and it looks really natural in the garden.

YES please do avoid those railroad ties! Avoid decking boards too! The redwood and cedar wood is so very expensive but it does resist rot.

april-

which enzymes do you take?

miamia

I am taking Enzymedica "Digest Gold". I also take Enzymedica's Natto-K at night (not for food digesting purposes). They also have a Lacto, for help digesting dairy, and Glutenease for help digesting gluten. It contains the DDV-P enzyme that the other formula's do not have. I haven't tried those 2 yet. I figure its best if I stay away from gluten and dairy but if i am in a once in a while mood, then maybe it will help it not be such a stressor on the body.

When I was struggling with a sinus infection I took a Protease enzyme to help reduce inflammation.

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OMG!! I wish you guys could see my garden!

My tomato plants are like 7 feet tall! The zucchini plant is like 6 feet round and the zucchini's are a foot long! Great for grilling.

The bean plants are about 6 - 7 feet - but that is where the vine poles stop so they are coming back down and around.

The cucumber plants are HUGE!

This year we used all heirloom seeds and plants. The produce it GREAT! :P

If I knew how to post a picture, i would :D

SO COOL!

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It is important to avoid enzymes from fungal sources. I think these can cause more stress in the body especially anybody with fungal issues. :)

April,

I have fungal issues but I have no problems with my enzymes (which are fungal based enzymes). There is actually no fungus in the product itself. This is the info from the site's FAQ.

Is there fungus in the Houston enzymes?

NO! The enzymes derived from Aspergillus have been purified from the fungal matter using from 8 to 12 different methods of purification. No fungal matter is present in the enzyme product. If you have a known allergy to Aspergillus proteins, then caution should be used in taking any fungal-derived enzyme product, however, the allergenic portions of Aspergillus are usually those parts of the fungi removed from the enzymes during processing

These enzymes were designed specifically to address the gluten/casein/phenol issues in the autistic population. But of course, they address other foods as well. Most of these kids have fungal issue but these enzymes are very well tolerated.

I have not experienced any reactions with the enzymes. However, I am sensitive (not allergic) to aspergillus ....and I do react to citric acid. I cant be 100% sure that I react to citric acid because of aspergillus...but I do react to it.

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April,

I have fungal issues but I have no problems with my enzymes (which are fungal based enzymes). There is actually no fungus in the product itself. This is the info from the site's FAQ.

These enzymes were designed specifically to address the gluten/casein/phenol issues in the autistic population. But of course, they address other foods as well. Most of these kids have fungal issue but these enzymes are very well tolerated.

I have not experienced any reactions with the enzymes. However, I am sensitive (not allergic) to aspergillus ....and I do react to citric acid. I cant be 100% sure that I react to citric acid because of aspergillus...but I do react to it.

That's good that you don't react. I guess as long as all the fungus is removed then it should be fine.

I think a lot of enzymes are made that way....

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I just wanted to say I am making nachos tonight for dinner. I am so excited to have cheese. But if no one sees me for a few days you will all know that the pills didnt help at all lol.

paula

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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.

Just wanted to say I LOVE HOUSE!!!!!!!!

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<<Hi Carol...welcome to the board. :)

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I did find alot of yummy corn free foods though......I even was able to get Coke without corn....it was available during passover. There were also kosher marshmallows which were corn free....and totally yummy (yes...I LOVE marshmallows :D ).

Theres a Dephi forum ("Avoiding Corn").....which has alot of info on safe foods and other products. I'm sure you've probably seen it.....if not let me know and I'll send you the link. >>

Rachel,

Thanks for the welcome.

I would LOVE to know where to find corn-free marshmallows. Wow! And I have not run into the Dephi forum, so info on that would be great!

Thanks so much. Glad the thread was active. I realized after I posted that there were lots more pages <_< (Hope that icon somewhat resembles my sheepish grin.)

Glad you are much better. I'm working on that, including battling a zillion food intolerances. I posted a long post over on the Lyme thread.

Carol

P.S. How do I use the quote feature properly?

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I just wanted to say I am making nachos tonight for dinner. I am so excited to have cheese. But if no one sees me for a few days you will all know that the pills didnt help at all lol.

paula

Paula-

Ill be anxiously awaiting your update on the nachos

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Hi everyone! I'm in Florida at my dad's. He doesn't have internet, but Adam has an AT&T card for his computer. It doesn't work in mine though. :( So, I thought I'd drop in to say hi.

I've been feeling good. I herxed two days before we left for three days (so felt bad on the way down here). But I feel fine now .... some pain here and there and some air hunger when I went to bad last night, but other than that, feeling really good.

I am not keeping up. I will be back on regularly by next Sat. at the latest. I can check my email from my phone. :)

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Belated Happy Birthday to you Julie!

I'm pretty much keeping up with reading but have been really busy with lots of varied things. Two appointments this week that I need to prepare for, for sure I'll post what I find out.

I seem to be doing okay without the zith and on the enula and andrographis, no really obvious herxes and just the usual symptoms off and on. I seem to be holding my own since the Vitamin D increase--functional at least. I'd say I am in the 60-80% range.

Honestly I think at this point I'd be willing to be content with that if only it would be stable.

I've enjoyed some time with my daughter working on her wedding plans, its nice to be a little part of it while I am in the area.

Sherry

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I've enjoyed some time with my daughter working on her wedding plans, its nice to be a little part of it while I am in the area.

That's definately something fun. :)

Hope things continue with you feeling better.

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Hey everyone check out my pizza. I made it last night and ate it last night. I hope the next three day are okay for me. I'm sure they will be.

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Just a quick update...

Back from Tahoe, safely. :) The plane had a flat tire, so we had to go back to the terminal and have it fixed, so I was a little late to Dr H's office. :rolleyes:

The flying seems to make the bleeding way worse. I have to call the gyno tomorrow and let her know. We should also get results from pathology.... :ph34r:

My Dr H appt went well. He put me on lots of supplements for the PCOS/bleeding. I guess some studies came out recently talking about Vitamin D and PCOS. He is putting me on 5,000iu a day instead of the study which says 50,000iu once a week. He thinks that would overload my body.

As for the herxing this past month, he said that he wants me to up my detox/toxin binders. The hard part is getting the energy to do these things like castor oil packs, ecoffee, etc. I need to get some sort of schedule going to help me.

I asked about the food allergies and he said that he wants to do NAET because he has had great success with it. He gave me a practitioner's name who is apparently very good and has high success rates.

He added lots of other stuff, some for my headaches, some stuff for immune support and a few others I don't remember.

Overall it was a good appt. I asked about the OAT test and he said not to do it, because it would be misleading at this point. You can't do the test when you have your period, and I've had mine for months. He said that right now it's not what we need to focus on. We need to deal with the gyno issues and get through the next 4 weeks of IV abx and see how I feel then.

I always feel so energized when I leave his office, I think it's because I feel like there's some ray of hope. Like "this might be the *magic* pill." So it was nice to have some energy for like 20 minutes, lol. :)

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Sounds good Kassandra. How about some sunshine too for the vitamin D?

You know my ecoffee routine. LOL. Make it at night take it in the morning. I used to have a little more energy at night but the last several days I've had more in the morning and am more tired in the evening. Nonetheless it may be easier to prepare it at one time and do it at another.

I'd do the castor oil till youre done bleeding a little. I get horrible cramping from the ecoffee if I'm bleeding heavily.

My phone consult is today.

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Lisa,

Pizza looks good. :)

Kassandra,

Thanks for the update. Sounds like a productive appointment. I'll be looking for an update on what your gyno says.

Carla,

I'll be looking for your update too. :)

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Belated Happy Birthday to you Julie!

I seem to be doing okay without the zith and on the enula and andrographis, no really obvious herxes and just the usual symptoms off and on. I seem to be holding my own since the Vitamin D increase--functional at least. I'd say I am in the 60-80% range.

Thanks Sherry for the birthday wishes!

Thanks for the update as well. Glad to hear you are doing well with your protocol changes and the Vit D.

I hope your appts go well and have fun with your daughter working on the wedding :)

Hey everyone check out my pizza. I made it last night and ate it last night. I hope the next three day are okay for me. I'm sure they will be.

Looks yummy Lisa, love your new avatar too! I hope you feel ok after eating it :)

Just a quick update...

I always feel so energized when I leave his office, I think it's because I feel like there's some ray of hope. Like "this might be the *magic* pill." So it was nice to have some energy for like 20 minutes, lol. :)

Thanks for sharing your update Kassandra, I especially like to hear this last part you wrote. I am glad you found a Dr that you like working with and feel confident about, and especially that you feel hopeful :D

I hope the changes he made, and things he added in will help with a lot of your symptoms :)

And another one of us on high doses of Vit D :lol: I've been doing well with it fo the last several days, so far so good!

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My Dr H appt went well. He put me on lots of supplements for the PCOS/bleeding. I guess some studies came out recently talking about Vitamin D and PCOS. He is putting me on 5,000iu a day instead of the study which says 50,000iu once a week. He thinks that would overload my body.

I feel like there's some ray of hope.

Kassandra, that's amazing about the D connection, I hope it helps.

Occasional rays of hope help keep us going, for sure! Glad you caught a ray...

Sherry

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Yay Kassandra!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to report that I'll probably be pretty absent from the thread for at least a couple of weeks...definitely won't be posting next week at all, nor even logging on, lol. If I turn the computer on at all it will be a quick check of email, but probably won't even want to do that for the first few days. This week, I'll be posting sporatically at best I think. These are times when I wish I had a wireless laptop or even an iPhone type thingy, lol.

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Hi Everyone,

I'm new to the boards. I posted a question over on the Lyme thread--anyone see it? It's kinda long, but I'm looking for answers. I see many here have multiple dx!!

Thanks,

Carol

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And another one of us on high doses of Vit D :lol: I've been doing well with it fo the last several days, so far so good!

Yes, we can do our own little clinical trial here, lol! Glad you are doing well with it Julie. My impression is that it is slow to build up in the body so you might not notice anything fast, not sure. I know my LLMD said I need to check the levels in two months after increasing dose, but my allergist said earlier also gives a sense....so I am not sure exactly how long it takes to actually have effects.

I thought my last increase I noticed a difference in the first two days but I had already been taking 2000 a day for three months.

I'll be looking forward to further updates from you both...wouldn't it be wonderful if the D makes a difference for you both.

Sherry

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Hi Everyone,

I'm new to the boards. I posted a question over on the Lyme thread--anyone see it? It's kinda long, but I'm looking for answers. I see many here have multiple dx!!

Thanks,

Carol

Welcome Carol. Yes we have quite a few here with Lyme though not all are treating that as a primary focus. I'm going to go look at the lyme thread, I've been very busy and haven't checked it lately.

Sherry

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Hi Everyone,

I'm new to the boards. I posted a question over on the Lyme thread--anyone see it? It's kinda long, but I'm looking for answers. I see many here have multiple dx!!

Thanks,

Carol

Carol, I apologize! I saw your post over there, but was not feeling well that day, so didn't respond, then went out of town, then didn't see the thread again, lol. I've just posted a reply there.

Yep, I've had a long history of medical issues, which just started all of a sudden around 1995-1996 or so.

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Hello everyone! Just wanted to report that I'll probably be pretty absent from the thread for at least a couple of weeks...definitely won't be posting next week at all, nor even logging on, lol. If I turn the computer on at all it will be a quick check of email, but probably won't even want to do that for the first few days. This week, I'll be posting sporatically at best I think. These are times when I wish I had a wireless laptop or even an iPhone type thingy, lol.

Oh no, Donna withdrawal!!!! I'll check in with you :D

My impression is that it is slow to build up in the body so you might not notice anything fast, not sure. I know my LLMD said I need to check the levels in two months after increasing dose, but my allergist said earlier also gives a sense....so I am not sure exactly how long it takes to actually have effects.

I thought my last increase I noticed a difference in the first two days but I had already been taking 2000 a day for three months.

I'll be looking forward to further updates from you both...wouldn't it be wonderful if the D makes a difference for you both.

You're right Sherry, I don't notice any change yet. I just haven't reacted or gotten worse, which is good.

Welcome Carol :)

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