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Rachel,

I hope you are able to talk your friend out of this surgery. Walking can do wonders, although it takes time to build up the muscle to burn more calories. It's best not to starve oneself. Seems a lot of people "diet" and cause more problems with metabolism. A sensible diet with low sugar works real well too. When I got married I was 50 pounds over the max recommended weight for me. Shortly thereafter I went low sugar and lost 18 pounds in three weeks.

Now, three kids later, I'm still about 20 pounds over weight but I've gained ten pounds this year....probably because of the sugar and ice cream.

Also, I wanted to ask.....does thyroid regulate temperature too? Seems like I'm very easily overheated or cold. I'm also going through a very tired phase right now. That may be part of getting sick again. I really need to lay off the ice cream and cut my sugar intake again so my immune system has half a chance of combating these viruses. That will take a lot of self-convicing! :P

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Too bad we can't get a caravan of people to go to Germany. Share the info gathering (how will we eat gluten-free?) and expenses...share rooms, etc.

I saw pics and it looks beautiful. :)

I'm not gluten-free anymore. :) I've been back to eating gluten after two years off it.

Yeah....lets just all pack up and go. How fun it would be! :lol:

My friend said they dont have Penta water though. Eeeeek. :o

How will I survive?? :unsure:

That sounds great! Pack your bags! The hotel I'm staying at has vacation houses that sleep 5 for 90 euros a night. There's a kitchen. We're a 3 min. walk to Dr. W's, and walking distance from the pharmacy and grocery. :D

If it's anything like Russia, the water is great! Russia had the BEST bottled water! And, it was from a well blessed by an Orthodox priest, so the whole country drinks holy water! :lol:

The first thing I wanted to try the light on are these little mole-like things that showed up on my back last year. I know it has to do with the toxicity...otherwise they wouldnt be there. I'm gonna have them checked out by the Dr. but I think they're just regular moles. There's 3 of them...and I wanted to see if useing the light on them would have any effect.

What do you think?

If it does something I'd probably hold onto that thing forever....use it on every little thing that shows up. :lol:

Uh....Carla...I guess that would be considered racheling it huh? :ph34r:

BTW...my friend (who's in Germany) went to see Prauge today. Maybe I'll get some pictures. :)

I have no idea if it will work on moles. It's supposed to help age spots. :) And wrinkles (since it builds collagen).

I'm quite sure you would Rachel it, EXCEPT, that it's really hard to type while holding it! :lol:

At 53 years old I got scolded, lol.
:lol: :lol:

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I found some things that kind of caught my attention...

This is regarding glutathione deficiency and leaky gut...

Cellular consequences of decreased glutathione antioxidant potential are:

-Reduced ability to detoxify environmental toxins and heavy metals, resulting in neurotoxicity

-Oxidation of cysteine thiol (SH) groups in proteins, resulting in altered function of proteins

-Decreased liver GSH synthesis, resulting in reduced cysteine within the brain

-Degeneration of the lining of the intestinal tract, resulting increased gut permeability and autoimmunity :o

-Increased Th2, alterted thymic T cell subsets, resulting in autoimmune issues

-Reduced S-adenosylmethionine synthesis and increased SAH accumulation, resulting inhibition of methyltransferase and reduced ability to methylate and excrete toxins from the body

If dietary glutathione is insufficient, oxidative stress, toxity, and cell damage may occur to mucocal cells in the small intestine :o

and then......

Mercury inhibits the synthesis of glutathione, and depletes glutathione, a very important compound used by the body for excreting mercury, immune function, and protecting many chemical functions in the body.

When mercury inhibits glutathione production, your body has lost it's best defense for excreting poisons, mercury and all others.

Depletion of intracellular glutathione stores are a common result of extended immune activation and from extended mercury exposure.

In a healthy state the body's stores of glutathione come to the defense by binding circulating mercury as it oxidizes, and carrying the metal in the waste flow via the liver and kidneys. A slow down in this natural process may be the first step in immune sensitization, allowing mercury levels to build to a level that enrages the immune system.

An activated immune system further consumes body stores of glutathione, possibly leaving the body even more sensitive and with less defense against the continuous exposure of toxic dental mercury.

Mercury exposure (from amalgam) stresses the immune system of every person who has them. Both a properly functioning immune system and the body's method for excreting mercury consume the antioxidant enzyme Glutathione. When mercury depletes the body of Glutathione, it has a direct negative effect on the immune system's ability to respond properly to infections and cancer.

A study have shown scientifically that mercury by-products resulting from amalgam corrosion are 50 times as toxic to the same cell cultures when glutathione is removed from the cell growth medium.

Mercury and other heavy metals are well known to increase oxidative stress and deplete intracellular glutathione

As a result of metabolic chaos, the compound glutathione is greatly diminished. Glutathione can also be directly depleted by a Primary Cause, like mercury or lead toxicity.

Does it sound right....even though my porphyrin test was negative?? What do you guys think?

Does it seem like the mercury exposure depleted glutathione....which is why I became so toxic very quickly??

Glutathione is the body's main antioxidant for mercury excretion. Is it possible that it was trying to accomplish this but as it was depleted everything started to accumulate leading to even greater oxidative stress?

I was exposed for an extended period of time.

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Rachel,

I hope you are able to talk your friend out of this surgery.

I dont necessarily want to talk her out of it. I guess I just want her to come to the same conclusion on her own. :P

Also, I wanted to ask.....does thyroid regulate temperature too?

Yes, thyroid regulates temps. Hypothyroid usually makes it difficult to stay warm. If you're hyper (like I was) you tend to be overheated and sweaty.

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If it's anything like Russia, the water is great! Russia had the BEST bottled water! And, it was from a well blessed by an Orthodox priest, so the whole country drinks holy water! :lol:

Well my friend said the water has a funny taste to it....but you never know...this could be because its clean?? :unsure:

I dunno...I'm pretty stuck on my Penta water. Everything else scares me. :ph34r:

Yeah....my friend didnt say anything about the water being the BEST...or blessed by any priests....so I'm thinking its just plain dirty water like we have here in the states. :rolleyes:

I'm quite sure you would Rachel it, EXCEPT, that it's really hard to type while holding it! :lol:

I'm pretty sure it will be very hard to NOT rachel it.....and btw...I only type with one finger. :P

I flunked my typing class. :ph34r:

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Hey has anyone seen that movie Mercury Rising with Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin? It's like 10 years old and there is a boy portraying an autistic child. They need him for his ability to crack codes because of his condition. I thought it was ironic that they name it Mercury Rising.

The movie was about a C- though. Not very good.

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I'm pretty sure it will be very hard to NOT rachel it.....and btw...I only type with one finger. :P

I flunked my typing class. :ph34r:

Are you for real? <_<

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Are you for real? <_<

Uh...yeah I think so. :huh:

LOL...Lisa....I can type really fast with just one finger though! :D

I never learned how to do it the "proper" way....but then again thats pretty much the story of the life. I pretty much do everything a little bit "differently" than most would....but I manage just fine. :P

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Hey has anyone seen that movie Mercury Rising with Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin? It's like 10 years old and there is a boy portraying an autistic child. They need him for his ability to crack codes because of his condition. I thought it was ironic that they name it Mercury Rising.

The movie was about a C- though. Not very good.

I've heard of it but I've never seen it. I'm pretty sure I wont ever see it now that Lisa "the Rachelville film critic" has given it 2 thumbs down. :P

So what is worth seeing?? I wanna see Juno, 27 Dresses....and one other one (cant remember the name right now).

I recently saw "The NoteBook"...my friend likes that one....told me to watch it. It was really good....made me cry though!

Yes....I cried (real tears)! :o

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Everyone,

At 53 years old I got scolded, lol.

Donna,

I dont think it ever really stops. :lol:

I still get scolded pretty much everyday. :rolleyes:

My mom still reads the thread sometimes.....she's on vacation so I can get away with "talking" about her w/out getting scolded. Shhhhh!!!!!!! :P

So lately its about the towel in the bathroom. I guess after all this time its supossed to be a "decoration"....I'm not supossed to be "touching" it. :huh:

Its kind of habit for me...I've been using the towel this whole time (3 years now)! Its sitting right next to the sink...what else would it be there for?? :blink:

She washes it and puts it back....and yeah...I use it again...and again...and again.

So now everyday she's holding the towel in front of my face saying "Rachel...Dont touch...DEC-OR-A-TION." :huh:

She says thats what she used to tell me when I was little....so I wouldn't touch stuff. She said she could take me anywhere and I was good....never touching anything.

hehe...I guess it doesnt work anymore. :P

She said I listened much better when I was a baby. I dont know what to say....I'm toxic now....I cant remember this stuff....give me a break! :lol:

So yeah....I probably get more scoldings now then I ever got when I was a baby. :rolleyes:

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I was wondering if anyone feels a difference between B12 injections versus B12 orally?

I haven't tried the oral, but am doing well on my injections, both B12 and Meyer's B mix.

Sherry

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Why do i have really awesome days and really bad days. This is driving me nuts.

I can totally relate. I told my LLMD that I would accept being 60-70% if it was just STABLE. At least then I could plan and adjust my lifestyle accordingly.

Sherry

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...she shines the light on his bed sores and they heal within a day or two. Unbelievable if you know how stubborn bed sores are.

WOW! I wonder if this would work for diabetics, my FIL is a double amputee and gets sores easily.

Sherry

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I found some things that kind of caught my attention...

This is regarding glutathione deficiency and leaky gut...

Rachel, I am not sure, but I am glad you posted all of that, because I was just wondering about GSH myself. I am tolerating the shots well...so am excited that when I start DMPS maybe things will work better. I had already started GSH when I did my last ART, and I showed as needing a lot more of the binders, so am thinking that it IS working.

Sherry

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Julie, the "tonage of parasites" gave me a laugh, too!

You all might enjoy this tidbit. When I went for the pre-consult with the nurse practitioner for the colonoscopy coming up, she asked about the changes in bowel habits I reported. I told her a bit about starting SCD and two days later passing a bunch of roundworms. She just about fell off her chair, and said, "Where did you get those?" I (thinking it was a dumb question) said that I had read 90% of Americans had them. She said, "I don't THINK so!!" Then she decided it was because I live overseas. I didn't say anything else (clearly no point), but was thinking...

Yep, the beasties when they cross the border or live in the USA all know the rules, and read them to all their progeny--"not allowed to infect any Americans--they are too clean!"

Actually it struck me as arrogance--that other countries have them because they are dirty, but not the USA.

But anyway, I didn't offer any further information I wasn't asked--this GI speciality NP didn't impress me as someone I would trust.

Sherry

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Actually it struck me as arrogance--that other countries have them because they are dirty, but not the USA.

Actually, Rachel had posted something (or I had read it), that Dr K had found that Americans coming overseas that were tested at arrival had the parasite problems already. Americans have the parasite problem because their heads are buried in the sand....IMO. You never hear about anything to naturally help keep parasites away. Seems it used to be common place to eat the types of foods to help with the critters before the 1900's-mid 1900's.

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Actually, Rachel had posted something (or I had read it), that Dr K had found that Americans coming overseas that were tested at arrival had the parasite problems already.

Andrea...you have a good memory! :)

Yeah...it was info. from G.'s time working with Dr.K. Here's part of her post.

Probably the most overlooked area in medicine is the worms in people. The worms are a double-edged sword: 90% of us here have them without knowing it. When somebody has worms, the worms send out neural messengers -- messenger molecules that suppress our immune system.

What it does is create a lazy gut, which for some people is okay; like the chronic indigestion, slow, slightly constipated sort of mood that many people are in -- and it's great as a treatment for Crohn's disease and colitis because it suppresses the immune system locally, you don't get the inflammatory reactions. However, it comes at a big price. It comes at the price that the immune system in general has defects. It's put to sleep by the neural messenger molecules from the worms, and this is when the viruses, the giardia, the amoebas and the candida and all those things mutate in more aggressive forms, and Lyme Disease becomes much more of an issue.

Since he lived in India for a couple of years, he was very aware of the worm issue. In India he ran an immuno-diagnostic lab in their hospital that they had there, and they had some of the best microbiologists working for them, seeing them on the microscope. They examined the stools of Westerners - when the Americans came there on their first day of coming there, they examined their stools, and found that they were already full of worms when they got there.

They didn't get the worms there in India; they came there with the worms. In fact, the Americans were more infested than the Indians living there. However, the worms were in a very subdued state. They were the same species or worms but were much, much smaller, often just microscopic. You could only see them under a microscope, but they identified them with their antigens, and they realized that worms are throughout the world, an incredible illness, except that in the West, they had adapted to the more sanitary conditions and were in different forms, but were incredibly involved in immune suppression.

This today still isn't known in the West, but for 30 years since then he has been looking at that, and using his direct resonance test (ART) with the worm slides and he finds them in a lot of people. Recently he started taking a shortcut -- why bother looking through 60 slides and finding out which worm it is? He simply tests the worm medicines and gives it to people.

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Americans have the parasite problem because their heads are buried in the sand....IMO. You never hear about anything to naturally help keep parasites away.

Andrea....ya think??

But....if we actually acknowledged these things just think about how this might impact the pharmacuetical co.'s!! We cant have that here!!! :o

We cant talk about doing anything natural to keep ourselves healthy....that is no good at all! :angry:

Heck...we cant even talk about taking digestive enzymes without some people freaking out! :blink:

Yeah....I think "heads buried in the sand" is a pretty accurate description.

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Or, something my friend and I were "chatting" about today...she and I both do the same thing. We feel really good, so we do things...lots of things...probably too many things and bad days follow. She and I are both trying to figure out that fine line between doing stuff, but not doing too much. It's easy to do more when you feel good, but I think sometimes we try to do too much.

Everyone,

At 53 years old I got scolded, lol. My mother has been calling every morning to check on me and she comes over 2-3 days a week to take out my garbage and get my mail. Her next "scheduled" day to come was Tuesday. So this morning I was feeling really good, my foot didn't hurt, I was finished showering, finished with breakfast and just sitting around with my foot over my head and it was only 7:00 am. My mom usually calls around 8:00 so I decided to go try to get my mail myself. I dusted off my crutches, had the key in the lock and the phone rang. It was mom...a whole hour earlier than normal. Mom said she and my aunt decided to go to breakfast at a restaurant down the street from me so they would come today. I told mom about my near adventure and that it must have been meant for me NOT to go get the mail. :lol: This goes back to that doing too much stuff. Yeah, I got scolded. :lol:

I agree donna. I kinda hate when i have good days, cause i try to go everything that i hadnt done for days before. Then the next day im back to being tired and wanting to stay in bed lol

Mothers always know. My mom can now sense when im having an reaction. I will be laying in bed feeling like death and she will call me and say she felt i was sick. It is kinda scary lol I get scolded all the time, but im a little younger then you, just an little lol

I can totally relate. I told my LLMD that I would accept being 60-70% if it was just STABLE. At least then I could plan and adjust my lifestyle accordingly.

Sherry

Exactly I would love that to. Id rather be 70% all the time then 10-20 all the wasy 90 and nothing in between.

Andrea....ya think??

But....if we actually acknowledged these things just think about how this might impact the pharmacuetical co.'s!! We cant have that here!!! :o

We cant talk about doing anything natural to keep ourselves healthy....that is no good at all! :angry:

Heck...we cant even talk about taking digestive enzymes without some people freaking out! :blink:

Yeah....I think "heads buried in the sand" is a pretty accurate description.

Yep we americans have our heads in the sand lol. Thank goodness none of us have our heads in the sand.

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Thanks Paula, you've been in my thoughts too. Sorry about the up and down days :( I would have increase in symptoms too around my periods, but I seem to have smoothed things out in the last couple of years.

The heat, gawd! It has been soooo hot here too, very draining. I don't even feel like eating <_<

Ok good so there is hope for me lol. I havent ate much either. But I sure have been drinking water, so i guess that is a good thing lol

Paula, I know I felt worse certain times of the month before I changed my diet. I'm not positive about this...but I really feel that the yeast contributed quite a bit.

If its not MOLD its YEAST. I guess i need to get serious on changing my eating habits. But dang it is so hard lol

paula

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Rachel,

Does your friend drink caffeine, If she does she would could lose weight just by giving up pop.

The biggest loser online just gives u all the tips like u get on the show. I am signed up for all the fress stuff. I belong to that and denise austins plans. You can get lots of good info just by getting the free newsletters.

I have no idea why they think gbs would be good for thyroid. I really need to call and talk to her and ask her what she is thinking. Thank goodness she is only 2 month pg and i have timet to change her mind lol.

Everyone,

Would it best to take b vitamins all seperate or get one that has all the b- vitamins.

paula

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I would have totally dismissed that parasite talk a couple years ago .... but since seeing so many worms, I can't anymore! :lol: I have never eaten a questionable steak .... in fact, we're usually at a VERY nice restaurant when I order a steak .... the cheapest steak I would order would be at Maggiano's or Bonefish Grill! .... usually it's a business trip and it's somewhere like Smith and Wollenski! So, yes, we can get worms (I had a beef tapeworm, remember?) in the US at nice places.

Of course mine could have been from a hamburger at somewhere like Cheeseburger in Paradise.

My son is totally addicted to my light. It's funny. He doesn't see any results from it. He doesn't feel any results from it. But he's drawn to using it every day for about an hour. It's like he's thirsty for it.

Rachel, the light helps the ATP, which helps the energy in the cells and antioxidants. It's more at the cellular level than glutathione and helps with metals. :) Something more for you to Google .... I think you're running out of things.

Well my friend said the water has a funny taste to it....but you never know...this could be because its clean?? :unsure:

I dunno...I'm pretty stuck on my Penta water. Everything else scares me. :ph34r:

Yeah....my friend didnt say anything about the water being the BEST...or blessed by any priests....so I'm thinking its just plain dirty water like we have here in the states. :rolleyes:

LOL, the water I was talking about was their bottled water, ROFL.

I'm pretty sure it will be very hard to NOT rachel it.....and btw...I only type with one finger. :P

I flunked my typing class. :ph34r:

:o :o :o

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Everyone,

Would it best to take b vitamins all seperate or get one that has all the b- vitamins.

paula

All together ... if you need more of one, then supplement that one in addition to the other one and at the same time. The B vitamins all work together, so you want to be sure you have all of them.

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Hey has anyone seen that movie Mercury Rising with Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin? It's like 10 years old and there is a boy portraying an autistic child. They need him for his ability to crack codes because of his condition. I thought it was ironic that they name it Mercury Rising.

The movie was about a C- though. Not very good.

I saw it...I didn't think it was too bad...not the best movie I've ever seen, but also not the worst... :)

So what is worth seeing?? I wanna see Juno, 27 Dresses....and one other one (cant remember the name right now).

I recently saw "The NoteBook"...my friend likes that one....told me to watch it. It was really good....made me cry though!

I want to see all of those. I have the Notebook but haven't watched it yet. I thought I MIGHT get around to it while I'm home recouperating, lol, but no...I'm too lazy to pop the movie in. :lol:

So now everyday she's holding the towel in front of my face saying "Rachel...Dont touch...DEC-OR-A-TION." :huh:

:lol: :lol: Very funny. I think my mom gave up having "decoration" stuff ages ago...guess I didn't listen much either. :P

Actually it struck me as arrogance--that other countries have them because they are dirty, but not the USA.

But anyway, I didn't offer any further information I wasn't asked--this GI speciality NP didn't impress me as someone I would trust.

Yeah, arrogance or maybe just ignorance (or lack of thought)...I can see that when I travel. Some of the things I hear my fellow Americans say whilst on vacation really surprises me, lol. I don't blame you for not trusting that particular NP, lol.

Would it best to take b vitamins all seperate or get one that has all the b- vitamins.

All together ... if you need more of one, then supplement that one in addition to the other one and at the same time. The B vitamins all work together, so you want to be sure you have all of them.

Yep, I would have said all together as well.

Everyone,

Today's adventure...shower. :lol: My doctor gave me the okay to shower today, lol. So I did. I unwrapped my foot and then decided I didn't feel particularly sure-footed, so sat on my bench and still used the hand-held nozzle, but it was HEAVEN to not have to prop my foot up on the side of the tub...I actually got it wet and that was wonderful. I wrapped it back up when done, but now my foot is achey. I may have to take a Tylenol in a little while. I'm pretty sure I don't have the bandage too tight and I think I've got it wrapped up the way he showed me, so it may be because I bumped my toe when getting OUT of the tub, lol. :rolleyes: Yeah, I bumped it. It didn't hurt really bad, but I did feel it, and it's ached since then. <_<

My foot still looks a bit swollen...my toes look like little sausages, lol. :lol: The incision looks pretty bad, but there is steristrips over it so there is blood trapped underneath it. The tape should fall off in a few days and it will probably look a bunch better at that point.

I've been itching to paint again. I haven't painted in about 3 years because the chemicals really bothered me, but I think I may drag out some watercolors or acrylic and just play around. For those that don't know, I used to paint...as in oil paint, like landscapes, etc. I was never very good, but it was fun and it was very therapeutic.

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