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I dont think its the caffeine because I actually have adverse reactions to caffeine...I can feel it. I've looked it up before and chocolate only contains caffeine in small amounts...not enough to really be noticeable.

I have had a reaction to the caffeine (I think) but only when I ate like 2 bags of it in one day. I get jittery, heart palps, sweating, insomnia...stuff like that.

From what I read the caffeine content varies according to the type of chocolate. The darker chocolate contains more....I dont eat dark chocolate though (too many amines).

Anything is possible.....I dont know....but I would think I'd feel bad eating chocolate brownies everyday if the caffeine content was high. Sometimes I actually notice that I feel better after eating chocolate (as long as its one that I tolerate).

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I know chocolate use to always make me regular. I also know if my mom needs to use the bathroom she will eat an peanut butter reses and it works like an charm. I really wish i could still eat that stuff.

I bet it is the magnesium tho. Im sure the lack of magnesium in my diet is responsible for me not using the bathroom all the time. Too bad i cant eat chocolate.

Everyone,

I did end up reacting to the cheese. I guess I can not add it back in like i hoped.

paula

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Sorry about the cheese Paula. :(

Rachel,

I'd think it's the magnesium too.

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Hey everyone

I had a job interview today and I think it went pretty good. The lady was impressed by how much I knew about organic foods and meats. :) It's a gourmet pizza place called Pizza F usion. Ever eat at one? They make gluten free pizza and organic pizza's, sandwiches and salads. They even have gluten free beer paula called redbridge I think. They deliver pizza's in hybrid cars as well.

I asked the lady what kind of cleaners they use at the store and she said they are eco friendly green cleaners. Nothing with toxins. Cool huh? So I have a second interview with the owner and store manager. She passed me with the first interview. Only the people she feels good about she says she passes.:)

The store is brand new. Opening on Dec 16 of this year. So we had our interview at Starbucks across the street. I hope that I get the job. Waiora is slow and so is the catering. So well see.

Oh p.s.

Hershey's chocolate is constipating but cheap.

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Sounds very promising Lisa. :) ......and like a good company to work for.

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Juice is fine on SCD. You just have to confirm there is no added sugar.

oh good news! thought i was cheating...although have not officially started yet

guess we're doing pretty good when "junk food" becomes sweet potatoes and 100% juice ;)

rachel, you just reminded me to go take my magnesium hope you feel better

thanks!

tabasco good luck with the job!

night night

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Andrea,

I was so sorry about the cheese to. I had thought i was fine with it til a few hours later lol.

Lisa,

Keep us updated on the job, it sounds like you would love it there. Heck if they had cheese free pizzas iw ould go there to eat and visit with you lol.

Everyone,

Yesterday I got the 2 new stool samples back and they found blood in both. I will be looking for an dr this week to do an colonscopy. I am really scared, of course I am thinking the worse.

paula

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Hi guys, I've been in Las Vegas. :) Fun, fun, fun. I kept up with everyone and even said I "used" to have Lyme. :)

We saw the Phantom of the Opera .... very cool!

One of our business trips next year is in .... guess where ..... San Francisco!!! Maybe I can finally meet some of you!

(I did not catch up, so if you wrote me, umm, you'll have to let me know)

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Paula, sorry to hear this. I think the colonoscopy is a good idea. I just had a screening one this summer and it was relatively ok. Just the prep was rough.

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Okay so I discovered something new. And you can take it for what it's worth but here it goes, how come evertime I get my regular my food taste like, well, gross. Like rotten meat..... :blink:

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Rachel,

That is very interesting about the chocolate. I crave chocolate like there is no tomorrow (this coming from a girl who hated the stuff until I lost 90 lbs 3 yrs ago and then couldn't get enough)

I have battled constipation my whole life. I always thought it was "normaL' for me to go a couple times a week.

I didn't know about magnesium in chocolate. That may explain my cravings. I was very regular going a few times a day until I started the SCD diet and chocolate is not allowed/legal :angry:

I know that you need to take magnesium with calcium for absorption. Perhaps you needed to add calcium to your magnesium supplement. That also may be why the chocolate helps you, especially if you eat milk chocolate- it contains some calcium I would think.

It's funny that I have the same issues with caffieine as you. I cannot drink anything with caffeine- I get shaky and heart palps too. But I have no reaction to the caffeine in chocolate.

I miss chocolate! :(

Gina

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Everyone,

I have been researching the occult blood thing and i think i had false postives. Everytime i did the test i was consuming lots of red meat. When they said no red meat, i had thought just no meat that still was red, like rare lol. But no they meant no red meat at all 3 days prior to testing. My nd even agrees that could be it. She beleives that people should only eat red meat once an week. Im going to give up red meat and retest in a couple of weeks. Of course if it comes back postive again, i will hurry up and get the colonscopy. I feel like an weight has been lifted from my shoulders this morning.

paula

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Sorry guys, I've been scarce this weekend, but at least it wasn't busy here. :)

Paula,

I hope that the red meat is the answer. I do eat red meat more than once a week but we buy the 100% grass fed beef that is supposed to be much better for you. I'll be looking for updates when you have them.

Carla,

I'm so happy the treatments went so well for you. It would be so neat to be able to meet some friends from Cali.

Lisa,

As it's a way of removing toxins from the body I would wonder if that would effect you somehow? I don't have problems with food tasting off during that time, but I do get wiped out easily. I have not been eating very well lately either which won't help with anything.

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Jes, no red meat, nor any sharp vegetables like raw carrots in large pieces or thinlike that it said on my test I did three years ago.

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About me: I am doing a bit better now after my third scio machine treatment. I feel it working in my spine and head.

It all got better after that ball left my colon and then I detoxed a lot in the ionic foor bath.

I wonder what it would be like to just try the ionic foot bath now, if I keep detoxing like that. Just wondering. A lot of mercury left in the detox water.

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Andrea, the funny thing is that my food also smells. My mom says my food smells bad when I cook it on my period. I wonder if it's a toxic period gas coming off my body? :huh: I think my jouney with toxic food and candy bars and ice cream will be coming to an end.

I haven't had my waiora zeolite either for 2 months so I think the toxicans are back full force.

Nora did you have to buy a special foot detox spa to use?

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Everyone,

I have been researching the occult blood thing and i think i had false postives. Everytime i did the test i was consuming lots of red meat. When they said no red meat, i had thought just no meat that still was red, like rare lol. But no they meant no red meat at all 3 days prior to testing. My nd even agrees that could be it. She beleives that people should only eat red meat once an week. Im going to give up red meat and retest in a couple of weeks. Of course if it comes back postive again, i will hurry up and get the colonscopy. I feel like an weight has been lifted from my shoulders this morning.

paula

I hope that this is the answer, Paula!

Everyone,

I am so mad at the health insurance company. I made a claim for the Red Blood Cell Analysis done in January. They denied my claim. I gathered all the CPT codes and called and asked if these codes were covered. They said yes. So, I said then why are you denying my claim!? They said the medical review board determined it wasn't medically necessary!

They make me so mad! Who and why do THEY get to determine what is medically necessary? I realize that all the ND's and alternative doctors I see aren't covered, but labs are labs.

I filed an appeal and am prepared to bug the crap out of them until they pay it.

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Hi Gina!

I'm also on SCD and constipation is my major celiac symptom. How long have you been gluten free and how long on SCD?

Magnesium helps a lot for me. I don't take much calcium with it, my doc isn't concerned about that for some reason. I take oral (quite a bit right now due to relapse after gluten contaminated spice recently), and injections of magnesium.

I'm on high doses of Vitamin D, and since I can't get that checked where I am, my doc told me to get a 24 hr urine calcium, because hypercalcemia would be a sign of too much vitamin D.

Sherry

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Hi Gina!

I'm also on SCD and constipation is my major celiac symptom. How long have you been gluten free and how long on SCD?

Sherry

Hi Sherry,

I have been gluten free since 5/08-- I have been on the SCD for three weeks now. Initially before going gluten-free- I was taking Triphala supplements to help me become regular- I started going gluten-free and then 3 months later stopped the Triphala because the company I was using did not have a contact # and never responded to my emails to inquire about allergens (most importantly- gluten).

After stopping I remained regular but was throughly enjoying myself on the gluten free sweets out there. I have very bad dishydrotic eczema and it comes and goes in severity (only steroid creams help). I decided that with all the weight I was putting on and the allergic reactions I was having (itching, hives, heart palps etc..) that I needed to tweak my diet once again and then was born the SCD diet for me after reading the threads on this wonderful website.

I am definitely struggling right now (major chocolate cravings and constipation has decided to pay another visit). But I am determined to give this diet a good try.

Everyone's insight and experiences into this diet and lifestyle help me tremendously, as does yours. Keep the info coming.

Have a great day (night :huh: )

Gina

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about the foot bath, I went to the wholistic practitioner I know, she is just a few minutes away. She has just a normal plastic tub or container which she lines with a plastic bag the right size and she puts the coil in it and a tiny bit of salt. The control unit is on the table next to it. It alternates between plus and minus. After half an hour the water was very dark and had lots of specks in it this time. The first two times were just light orange plus specks and stuff.

I had upped my dose of thyroid meds back to my old dose a couple of weeks ago (and doctor did not like it) ad the free's were well in to the lower half of the range.

Important news:

The WHO has made a resolution asking the member states to integrate complementary and alternative treatments in their health systems.

I have not gone to their site yet to find the official statement so I have no links yet.

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Gina, I have been following Elaine's protocol for constipation that is on the www.pecanbread.com website, only I cannot get prune juice. You might check that out to try as well.

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Hey guys...

Question, does anyone know anything about sjogren's syndrome?

I have had very dry eyes, and dry mouth and pain in my parotid glands (the ones in front of the ears and behind the jaw)

and it feels like I have run out of saliva.

Im going to see the eye doctor and a rheumatologist next week.

Ive also been having heart palpitations nausea and panic attacks this week, not being able to sleep and waking up with a racing heart. Not to mention headache.

I went to the emergency room on monday. Im really freaked out and I need some support right now.

:(

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I do know someone online who has it, but no I don't know anything about it. Sorry Christine. It is on the list of things that CAN be helped along with metals though. I'll find that part of the quote if you'd like.....it was from this thread I think.

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