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For those of you taking vit D, how much are you taking?

I started a new liquid Vit d. ONe drop = 400 iu. I work indoors 5 days a week, so I am pretty sure I am deficient.

I haven't been tested yet.

April, my Dr had me taking 24 drops in divided doses (8 drops X 3) of the one drop= 400 IU.

I now am on a more concentrated formulation that is a much higher IU per drop and so I now only take 5 drops.

Hopefully the above makes sense :lol:

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We are back from our weekend at the beach. We had a good time playing in the ocean, although it was very cold!

The memorial/ash scattering went well too.

Welcome back Andrea, glad you had a good time and that everything went well :)

The big excitement today a swarm of police across the street, but I never did find out what it was for because my "outing" happened at the same time, lol.

From squirrels to cops, lots of excitement Donna! :lol:

Were any of the cops cute lmao

LOL....I see you and Julie have something in common. :lol:

It must be the uniform. :P

:lol::lol:

Who can resist a man in uniform ;)

And I find that burning chicken feathers in the house clears up all my skin rashes....or maybe that's 'clears out all my guests'...I'll have to check the spreadsheet ;)

It'd clear me out, but the spreadsheet might just keep me around! :lol:

Spreadsheet :lol:

Hey everyone,

My friend Julie called, said there is a meeting in Visalia at some Mexican Restaurant for the new Waiora compass. I know I'm going to crave those tortilla chip, but I won't have any. :( I will let you know how it works. You are suppose to put your hand on it and it suppose to tell you how elevated your metal, toxins and minerals are. I hope I don't break it. :P

Sounds interesting Lisa, look forward to hearing about it :)

Speaking of yummy corn chips, I found a brand that I can eat!!!!!! I can't have sunflower, safflower or canola oils and almost every brand of corn chips use these oils, but I finally found a brand that uses corn oil. They are soooooo good, taste just like restaurant style chips, thin and crispy ;)

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Paula,

Sorry about the hamster. :(

Donna,

Yay about the initial appointment next month. Hoping you like this doctor.....will he/she be the primary surgeon?

Rachel,

Skimmed most of your quotes. Gotta get the kids to bed as S had no nap today. :)

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My outing...the AAA truck came to start my car. :lol:

Hey....an outing is an outing...even if you just sat in the car for awhile. :lol:

I can certainly understand wanting to provides all sides of an issue, but I see no reason why that has to be hostile.

Yeah....what is UP with all the hostility?? :blink: Heck...it used to be that people only got a little crazed around the full moon....now its just an everyday thing. :rolleyes:

My dtr no longer wants another hamster, she wants fish now lol. She had to learn the hard way that you cant throw hamsters up in the sky, cause they might hit an tree.

:o:o Poor Princess!

This happened to me....except I was 20 and my new hamster (Hammy) died...not because I threw him up in the sky though. I actually didnt know why he suddenly died....but I cried ALOT. It was months later that I found out someone had dropped him. :(

And I don't have time to read the methylation defects site, but your genes are continuously methylated and de-methylated throughout your life in response to life events. It's suspected to be tied to aging and is one of the reasons that identical twins become less identical as they get older. (Has nuthin to do with the defects aspect, just pointing out that it's a natural event.)

I'm looking at the defect aspect....regarding the methylation cycle. Its known that kids with autism have defects in this cycle. However, this condition is not a "genetic" condition.... there's no such thing as a genetic epidemic...and autism is epidemic now.

Today we are diagnosing autism in 60 per 10,000 or one in every 160 children. This is at a crisis level and the numbers are rising. Some expect the next set of statistics to indicate a rise to one in every 130 children.

In the face of this epidemic, some authorities are still declaring that autism is due to a genetic defect that is present at birth and only becomes visible at 15-24 months of age. This suggestion flies in the face of any understanding about genetics and ignores the statements of parents reporting the history of their child

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Who can resist a man in uniform ;)

I think I can!! ...and especially if he's got flashing lights on his car! :P

They are soooooo good, taste just like restaurant style chips, thin and crispy ;)

I am sooooooo jealous! I want tortilla chips too!!

Well...actaully I do eat them all the time...but I really want the kind that I dont react to!!! :P

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I am sooooooo jealous! I want tortilla chips too!!

Well...actaully I do eat them all the time...but I really want the kind that I dont react to!!! :P

I don't react to these at all, they are just corn, corn oil and a touch of lime. They don't have any salt in them, they are so flavorful you don't even miss the salt. I found them at Whole Foods. I'll have to look at the bag tomorrow, you might be able to try them out Rachel....because sometimes I wonder if it is the oils and/or the type of salt used that we react to.

I haven't verified through the company the gluten-free status though (no gluten ingredients, but not sure about cc) so I can't vouch for them for the gluten-free peeps.

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For those of you taking vit D, how much are you taking?

I started a new liquid Vit d. ONe drop = 400 iu. I work indoors 5 days a week, so I am pretty sure I am deficient.

I haven't been tested yet.

I am taking 10,000 iu per day.

Sherry

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I have high hopes for the herb Japanese Knotweed. Can't read enough good stuff about it. It has many amazing chemicals, but what I like so much is that it gets blood flowing in places where it doesn't usually get to so well, so it helps carry the blood with whatever antimicrobial that we've put in the blood to the hard to reach places. It also enhances whatever antibiotic, antiparasitic we are taking. It is also great for bartonella. Anyway, when I take, my herx is MUCH worse, so I believe in it.

So- this may be a good option for some.

I took this for quite awhile, didn't notice much change. Then went off it last winter when I didn't test well for it iwth ART.

Sherry

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I found them at Whole Foods. I'll have to look at the bag tomorrow, you might be able to try them out Rachel....because sometimes I wonder if it is the oils and/or the type of salt used that we react to.

Whatever it is I'm sure I've tried it. I think I've tried just about every bag of corn chips they carry. :lol:

Some are better than others but I dont actually tolerate any to the point that I can sit and eat half a bag. I can only eat a little bit. :(

I've tried the ones without salt and without lime....but yeah...they gotta have corn and some type of oil. I've never found one without oil. :rolleyes:

It might be an issue with the oil....or it might be the oxalates or salicylates. I dunno.

I just know that I want chips...LOTS of them....not just a little bit here and there. I wanna eat the WHOLE bag. :lol:

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Knotweed---I have some in my garden. I wonder how one could use it. (it can spread in the garden and be a real plague)

Beer---we had discussions on the local celiac forum, and some tolerate some beers. Most people here tolerate the wheat starch, so I guess the same people tolerate some of the beers that are low gluten or have the low gluten broken down by fermentation. I am more sensitive I think.

I read here or on some other forum that in ancient times humans never used un-fermeted grains, not even rice. There was a pubmed link about that too.

Like they used sourdough bread from dough fermented for days, never freshly fermented bread either.

nora

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Corn chips sound good but are not in the cards for me...at least for a long time.

But I am really enjoying the muffins made with almond flour. I'm not keen on almond flavoring, but these don't taste like almonds.

I survived the colonoscopy yesterday, the worst part was the prep--and not the cramps and BR activity. Why am I surprised? I was fatigued, headache, brain fog, etc etc. as soon as I took the first dose of the cleanser. They did take out a polyp, but he said it looked benign. One more result to wait for!! LOL.

Sherry

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Sherry,

Didn't know you were going in for a colonoscopy. Hope all is clear with the polyp.

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April, my Dr had me taking 24 drops in divided doses (8 drops X 3) of the one drop= 400 IU.

I now am on a more concentrated formulation that is a much higher IU per drop and so I now only take 5 drops.

Hopefully the above makes sense :lol:

I am taking 10,000 iu per day.

Sherry

wow! You guys are on high doses! Does it take a while to build up in your system?

I'll stick with my 400-800 IU's until I get it tested. ;)

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Another car starting outing today, lol. No police swarm though. :lol:

Thanks for the words of support the other day

You're welcome! :)

I hope I don't break it. :P

Don't break the machine!!! :lol:

For those of you taking vit D, how much are you taking?

I'm not taking it anymore, but last year I was deficient, so the BioSET lady (Anna) had me taking 50,000 IU of D3. I was supposed to take that for 2-3 months, then go on a maintenance dose....I didn't know that, lol, so I just stopped taking it. I started it again a few months ago, but stopped because of all the procedures I've been having lately. I need to find another D3 to take.

Yay about the initial appointment next month. Hoping you like this doctor.....will he/she be the primary surgeon?

Me too. Yes, if I like him he will be the primary surgeon and my GI doc may be able to assist.

Yeah....what is UP with all the hostility?? :blink: Heck...it used to be that people only got a little crazed around the full moon....now its just an everyday thing. :rolleyes:

I just don't know...I've noticed it all over the Internet, not just on this board...it's like people have forgotten how to have a nice civil debate. People take it so personally. I can love someone to death and still disagree with them on something.

I don't react to these at all, they are just corn, corn oil and a touch of lime. They don't have any salt in them, they are so flavorful you don't even miss the salt. I found them at Whole Foods. I'll have to look at the bag tomorrow, you might be able to try them out Rachel....because sometimes I wonder if it is the oils and/or the type of salt used that we react to.

I'd be interested! Yum! :)

But I am really enjoying the muffins made with almond flour. I'm not keen on almond flavoring, but these don't taste like almonds.

I survived the colonoscopy yesterday, the worst part was the prep--and not the cramps and BR activity. Why am I surprised? I was fatigued, headache, brain fog, etc etc. as soon as I took the first dose of the cleanser. They did take out a polyp, but he said it looked benign. One more result to wait for!! LOL.

Did I miss a recipe for almond muffins?! :) Or, are they store bought?

Yeah, the prep is definitely the worst part. I get the fatigue, headache and brain fog stuff from the sedatives though. Hoping everything is clear and good!

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I can love someone to death and still disagree with them on something.

Ditto. I hate it when people can't be respectful of others.

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Has anyone had weight gain when taking antihistamines?

I have been taking benadryl for several months every night to help with sleep and I feel so puffy and bloated, and I am gaining weight. It feels like water weight.

Anyone else have trouble with this medication, or antihistamines in general?

Any thoughts?

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Hey everyone,

So I saw the new compass. I wasn't impressed. I don't think it measures metals and stuff. I don't know what it does. It's some type of biofeedback machine. Tells you what your body needs.

But the food looked so tasty at the mexican restaurant. I MISS MEXICAN FOOD!! :( I order a chicken burrito with beans and spanish rice in it. It was sssooo big. I gave it to my grandma Lupe. No I didn't eat it. I sat next to Dr. Mike Casey. He is an holistic Dr. His wife has had lyme for 40 something years. He still is puzzled by this illness.

He owns a restoration ranch in Palm Springs. It's like 2000 bucks a week to go or something like that. EXPENSIVE! Anyways I was drooling over the guacamole that he ordered for the chip. MMMM chips.....

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wow! You guys are on high doses! Does it take a while to build up in your system?

I'll stick with my 400-800 IU's until I get it tested. ;)

Yes it takes awhile, several weeks at least. I started on 2000, went to 6000 then to 10,000.

It is important to test and then to re-test to monitor the levels so they don't get too high.

Sherry

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Did I miss a recipe for almond muffins?! :) Or, are they store bought?

Yeah, the prep is definitely the worst part. I get the fatigue, headache and brain fog stuff from the sedatives though. Hoping everything is clear and good!

The receipe I use is in the SCD book.

Thanks for the well wishes. I hope its fine too, not too worried as he said it looked benign.

Sherry

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Yeah....what is UP with all the hostility?? :blink: Heck...it used to be that people only got a little crazed around the full moon....now its just an everyday thing. :rolleyes:

I just don't know...I've noticed it all over the Internet, not just on this board...it's like people have forgotten how to have a nice civil debate. People take it so personally. I can love someone to death and still disagree with them on something.

I would have to agree with Donna, it seems like it is everywhere.

I am taking 10,000 iu per day.

Yeah, what Sherry said! My explanation was all long drawn out and confusing :lol: Basically 25 drops of the 400IU.

Knotweed---I have some in my garden. I wonder how one could use it. (it can spread in the garden and be a real plague)

Nora, I don't know anything about working with the actual herbs medicinally. I don't know if you could dry them and make tea or what? Maybe something for you to google.

But I am really enjoying the muffins made with almond flour. I'm not keen on almond flavoring, but these don't taste like almonds.

I survived the colonoscopy yesterday, the worst part was the prep--and not the cramps and BR activity. Why am I surprised? I was fatigued, headache, brain fog, etc etc. as soon as I took the first dose of the cleanser. They did take out a polyp, but he said it looked benign. One more result to wait for!! LOL.

Sherry, I didn't realize you had a colonoscopy scheduled, glad you got through it and hopefully you will hear back soon good results :)

The almond muffins sound yummy, I wish I could have almonds. I miss having almond butter and with almond flour you can do so many things.

Has anyone had weight gain when taking antihistamines?

I have been taking benadryl for several months every night to help with sleep and I feel so puffy and bloated, and I am gaining weight. It feels like water weight.

Anyone else have trouble with this medication, or antihistamines in general?

Any thoughts?

When I was taking a lot of the antihistamine Claritin I researched some of the side effects. If I recall correctly weight gain was one of them, but don't quote me on that.

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So I saw the new compass. I wasn't impressed. I don't think it measures metals and stuff. I don't know what it does. It's some type of biofeedback machine. Tells you what your body needs.

But the food looked so tasty at the mexican restaurant. I MISS MEXICAN FOOD!! :( I order a chicken burrito with beans and spanish rice in it. It was sssooo big. I gave it to my grandma Lupe.

Anyways I was drooling over the guacamole that he ordered for the chip. MMMM chips.....

Lisa, thanks for the update on your meeting. I'm sorry the compass thing isn't what you thought it was going to be, that's disappointing :(

And worse, the TORTURE of having to be around all that yummy food and not being able to eat it. I don't know if I would have been abel to resist. I would have at least been VERY tempted to dig into the chips and guac :lol::lol:

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Morning everyone! Nothing much to say...no outings planned today, lol. Just sitting here typing with ice on my foot. :P

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I have to say that I'm constantly amazed by the folks on this board. :lol:

Anyways, the thought of taking digestive enzymes (for the purpose of protecting oneself from possible cc while eating out) was apparantly just too much for some people to grasp. Digestive enzymes which break down gluten?? OMG....total heinosity....how dare any company manufacture such a product!! :o

HOWEVER, diagnosed Celiac's who choose to willingly and intentionally consume gluten are considered to be "pioneers"...they are "heroic" and "brave"!!

Yes, it doesn't make much sense.

Calicoe, since I've "known" Rachel for so long, I know what she meant. ;) She didn't mean criticism toward the beer thread ..... it's just that it's ironic that so many are so against something so simple as digestive enzymes yet they are supportive of drinking beer. I admit, there is irony there. :)

Purposely consume gluten in the form of a communion wafer and this is very bad. However, if you drink a Bud Light...different story...you're an adventurous soul.

Dont know how long I can hold back though.... :P

Uh, you didn't hold back!! :lol: You vented here! (and got caught!) :lol: :lol: :lol:

Communion vs. Bud Light! :lol: Sad though.

Oh...and to anyone who likes to read this thread just so that they can use these topics for laughs in other threads...I wont name names...you know who are. ;)

I say this....KEEP READING!!! You might actually learn something from the OMG'ers.! :D

Not that you'd ever admit it. :P

You mean we have "closet" OMGers??? Please, not fair, join in! We're a little weird, but we're getting better.

I'm not an official diagnosed lymie. But I do seem to have a slight fatique problem.

My LLMD says that many feel better if their thyroid is below 1. Mine is still 1.8, which isn't bad or out of range .... and it's come down significantly since starting thyroid meds, but he says the fatigue may improve if we get it lower.

Yeah, fatigue isn't always Lyme.

Oh, Rachel, I got prescribed Cytomel from a compounding pharmacy, you have to get it there to get time released .... maybe that's why yours was prescribed that way.

I know I've learned lots here. Don't know about the other guy with the fists. :lol:

Please stay with us. :)

I have bad news to report tho. We had an death in the family yesterday. My poor little confused princess hamster passed away. I was so sad that she passed away. I was up all night thinking about her and her cute little face. Now the dora hamster is all lonely.

paula

:( I remember how sad I was when my daughter's hamster died .... they're so cute and it was so sad.

Hi all-

I have been really sick so haven't posted.

:(

I have high hopes for the herb Japanese Knotweed.

So- this may be a good option for some.

Just got back from LLMD appt (this is how far I've caught up, LOL). I'll send out an update ... maybe post it since it's all herbal changes (mostly). Japanese Knotwood is one thing he has me taking now.

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