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I won't be online much ... tomorrow I go to Indiana to get my hair cut and drop off a car for Morgan so she can come home Easter. Saturday we leave for Florida. My dad does not have internet hook up. :o I can dial up on his phone, so I'll probably check in, but won't be on long.

Carla,

Thanks for explaining about your schedule. :)

I'm gonna have to sit down and figure out a plan. Some stuff cant be taken around other things...some stuff is in the AM..others at night.

I'll totally get lazy about it if I dont write everything down and get on a shedule.

Shoot...I just realized I still dont have the Noni. :rolleyes:

I meant to ask about this tonight but I forgot. :(

Anyways...have fun in Florida. Say Hi to Morgan!! Hopefully you'll be able to post here and there during your stay. :)

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I told her there has been like 5 of us that get BioSET treatments. I started asking her about the various "forms" of BioSET. I told her we dont all have the same "BioSET" treatments because not everyone's practitioner uses a computer....or the treatments differ in some ways.

I was wanting to know what is different about the testing and treatment....why do some people have blood drawn and others dont?? She said if there is no computer then its not actually BioSET.

She said there are different forms of applied kinesiology....muscle testing...allergy treatments like N.A.E.T.....acupuncture, etc.

She said some people practice different methods and can use "vials" with muscle testing or whatever.

Ok, I'm confused now. I got the person's name I contacted from Ellen Cutlers site. I chose a certified practitioner.

I'm sure my life will just fall into place when I finally do start feeling alot better but right now it seems almost scary. :huh:

Like...what if I forgot how to be normal?? How do I just get back to doing normal things when I'm so used to "protecting" myself from everything?? :unsure:

Its been a long time that I've been like this and the thought of *not* being this way seems almost "unreal". Does that seem strange to anyone?? :unsure:

It may take you a little while to get back into the swing of things.....maybe a week? :P You've been looking forward to this for so long that I'm thinking you won't have much lag time getting back into your old social life again.

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Ok, I'm confused now. I got the person's name I contacted from Ellen Cutlers site. I chose a certified practitioner.

Yeah...a certified practitioner is someone who was trained by Ellen Cutler. That would be a BioSET practitioner. They should do the same stuff that Anna does (without metabolic stuff, pathways,etc.)

She was just saying that other people practice other types of allergy elimination that can be similar but not actually BioSET. Remember......Julie had something similar but it was called something else??

BioScan I think??

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Rinne,

Hope you're doing well. It sure is good to see you more often again. :)

It is good to be back even if I am not here 24/7 as I once seemed to be. I have felt encouraged to try and find help again and yesterday saw a network chiropractor who I think will be able to help with my back. I am doing better, digestion is working and when I remember a year ago I am improved.

Dear Rinne,

I appreciate the input. My grandmother does good some days, and not so well on others. What is funny is she remembers things my grandfather does not want her to! :lol: Serves him right! He gets in trouble with Dad!

:lol:

For those of you with fatigue, check this out www.ntfactor.com. It's what my doctor recommended .... looks interesting.

Thanks Carla.

Okay, now I have to go back and see what I missed the last two days. :)

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Interestingly, I just read about Algin on the mercury board a few days ago. It says this...

Soooo...does anyone know if Alginate (which is in the Modifilan) and Algin are the same thing??

It sounds like they could be...I need to do more research on this.

I think I read the same site, lol. Yes I think alginate and algin are the same thing. I think I looked at the ingredients online and saw that it said alginate (at least I think that's what I remember, lol).

I gotta get an organized schedule or else I'll forget stuff. Carla....how do you remember what meds to take and at what time??

Yeah, I still need a schedule for my stuff and I'm not taking nearly as much, lol. :lol: Fortunately HN started me off with a schedule and I've kind of been sticking to that, but that new stuff that Anna gave me...just winging it, lol.

She said there will be some permanent damage but that the brain is big....and we only use about 7 or 8 percent of it. She said even though there will be damage...I should still be able to function just as good as I did before. YAY!!

Good to know you will be back to "normal". :lol:

She thought it was really cool...she said "Oh...is that where you met your friend that comes here too??" I said "Yeah...Donna!! I met her on this thread."

:)

Its probably not too fascinating to most people reading but I thought maybe Donna would be interested.

You were right. :P

The other thing we talked about was GLUTEN.

I was telling her I met Donna on this Celiac Disease board. That 2 years ago I thought I might have Celiac but then got tested and I dont have the genes.

I told her I think I'm just reactive because of mercury, candida, etc. She agreed that I should be able to eat gluten once I'm recovered.

I'm thinking I won't ever get to the point where I can eat gluten regularly, but I'm thinking if my gut heals enough and I take as many of the other burdens off (like candida, mercury) then I'll be able to have an ocassionally slip and I won't have to be as careful about cross-contamination. I DO have one gene, so I think I don't, or probably shouldn't, tempt fate with that. What I AM hoping is that I can have dairy again. OMG I think I want to eat dairy again. :lol:

So that was it....then I layed there with my glass on my stomach and thought about all the good food I'm gonna eat someday....and about how happy I am to be starting on a REAL treatment plan!!

I still cant even believe it....I cant believe that I'm finally getting treated for this.....and that there is an end in sight....I might be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel!! :)

I'm sure my life will just fall into place when I finally do start feeling alot better but right now it seems almost scary. :huh:

Like...what if I forgot how to be normal?? How do I just get back to doing normal things when I'm so used to "protecting" myself from everything??

Its been a long time that I've been like this and the thought of *not* being this way seems almost "unreal". Does that seem strange to anyone??

Not strange to feel that way...4 years is a long time to live with something...habits are formed pretty quickly, but they are just as easily broken. This makes me happy for you! I agree with Andrea, I don't think you'll forget. :P

It is good to be back even if I am not here 24/7 as I once seemed to be. I have felt encouraged to try and find help again and yesterday saw a network chiropractor who I think will be able to help with my back. I am doing better, digestion is working and when I remember a year ago I am improved.

It's really good to have you back!!!

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Mini rant warning, lol:

So yesterday was my monthly allergy shot day. I've been having reactions for the last few months, and I've told them this and they've adjusted the dosages, etc. Last month was the first month at the lower dosage, but I still had a reaction. I get very itchy at the shot site, with a raised red spot about the size of a half-dollar on each arm. In addition I get nasal and throat congestion.

I'm supposed to wait for 20 minutes in the waiting room, but I haven't been doing that because all my reactions are usually delayed. Yesterday the girl really wanted me to wait, so I did.

The injection site started itching just about as I was going to get checked. I told her it just started itching so she looked at the site and there was a red streak across my arm. She asks if I scratched and I said no, I didn't scratch. She says, it looks like you scratched it because it goes across in a line. I say again that I didn't scratch. I don't think she believed me. :angry: How the heck can they figure out what's wrong and do something about it if they don't believe me. I know she thought I scratched it. Grrr.

I took a Zyrtek when I got home and that took care of the itching but I still got the nasal and throat congestion.

Fortunately the red streak went away by the time I went to bed and this morning there is no redness on either arm and the congestion is gone.

I'm giving this just one more try and if I still react I'm telling them I don't want the shots anymore. Harumpf, lol. :lol:

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I'm giving this just one more try and if I still react I'm telling them I don't want the shots anymore. Harumpf, lol. :lol:

You're braver than me. I wouldn't put myself through that anymore. It's obviously affecting your system. I guess it would depend on whether you thought you were getting more out of it than the side effects.

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Donna, I'm happy that the reaction stopped...I don't blame you at all for the rant!

Rachel, although I don't take as much stuff as Carla, I take about 12-15 things a day. Some can't go with others, etc. Some go with food, etc. I had to draw up a schedule, too. Now, I have a routine, but I write down everyday in a spreadsheet what I did, took, etc. so I have a record.

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I guess it would depend on whether you thought you were getting more out of it than the side effects.

Well a few months ago I would have said I was getting benefit from them, but I've changed my mind in the last few months. I think what I'm doing with Anna and the HN doctors are helping more with my situation than anything else.

First there was the gluten and dairy thing, then in the last few months we've found and fixed the H.Pylori, we're working on the candida, I've had my amalgams out and we've identified foods that my body doesn't like and I've cut them out (with a few minor lapses here and there). The strain on my body and digestive system is so much less than it was, that I think my body can work better now. I have to think that as my intestines heal from the candida, etc. it will only get better, both for foods and environmental stuff. (Keeping in mind that I NEVER had allergies until just about 4-5 years ago--it might be different if I'd had allergies for a long time.) I was never convinced that the allergies were the cause of my main problems anyway, lol.

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Laura,

Love your new pic. :)

Donna,

Sounds like the allergies were situational as they haven't been around very long. I never had allergies before my senior year in high school. My doctor says that would correlate to my amalgams. Still have to see how I'll do this summer. I'm hoping they won't be so bad so I can get out and enjoy some sun more frequently.

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I have to use stealthy techniques, which usually involve a lot of bug spray and then running like crazy. :lol:

:lol::lol:

Donna....ME TOO!!

I spray and run like heck!!

For me...its not just the bugs I'm running from (spiders are the worst :ph34r: ) but also the SPRAY itself!! :lol:

Stupid chemicals. :angry:

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Dear Donna,

AAAKKKK! Apparently, DisneyWorld is the happiest place on Earth for spiders and slugs, too! :lol: Those things freak me out! Roaches are another thing that I hate. They had them at my old high school before I was homeschooled the last year and a half. It was terrible! Plus, their dropping irritated my asthma. The school was by the river, too. That did not help either. :( At least my asthma is not near like it was when I was younger.

Sorry to hear about your nasty allergy shot reaction. I get terrible sinus headaches/migraines. The only thing that gets rid of mine are those generic sinus pills. It sucks having to call every time we buy them to see if they are gluten free. I wish they would label this stuff. Is it really that much effort to put a few words on there?

I do not blame you for getting mad at the doctor's office for not believing you, either. I have been treated that way. It drives you nuts! That is so rude! That is uncalled for. :angry:

Dear Rachel,

It is great you could go back to a normal life again. I think you will adjust fine. :) As for digestive enzymes, they did nothing for me at all! I tried them several years ago for a month, but still food did not set well. I do not know about genetic markers or anything yet. I need to get tested for those. Hopefully, Enterolab will show something in case it is there. I need to get it done before August, because after that, a year will have passed since going gluten free and it might not show up.

I am like Carla with the meds. I write a schedule. I record mine now, even though I am not doing Helidac therapy anymore. I only take a few pills daily, but make sure to write them down. That way I know when to take them again. I do not want to take too much or too little!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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Donna...

I finally found that video that I watched almost 3 years ago in Dr. Adams office. :o

The one where you can see mercury vapors coming off of the fillings and how the fillings affected the organs of sheep after only 30 days. :blink:

Check out this video...

http://www.iaomt.org/videos/index.asp

Also....this video I just watched for the first time. Its upsetting to me because this exactly how I got sick...4 amalgams, broken leaking fillings, very unsafe removal and placement of dissimilar metals. :(

I got sad watching this but its pretty informative for anyone not knowing how dangerous amalgams really are.

I think with having a broken filling in my mouth for two years and then a very unsafe removal...with immediate placement of dissimilar metals it was just really too much.

The galvanic reaction would have been too much to handle anyway but the way everything happened very close together......my body just got toxic very rapidly. :(

If the dentist never put in those gold crowns I might be ok right now.....but in all actuality I would still be poisoned...just not as noticeably.

I dont know what kind of damage has been done that cannot be repaired....but I'm thinking after treatment my cells and tissue should regenerate and be alot healthier than if I was still walking around with the amalgams but "feeling" normal???

Obviously even though I felt fine....the mercury had to be doing me some harm. Its possible that it triggered the Graves Disease. I read that mercury gets stored in the thyroid tissue and almost always causes thyroid problems. The thyroid gland isnt too far from the teeth....where the vapors are originating from....its a very vulnerable area...as is the brain.

Maybe the unfortunate chain of events that caused this is actually a blessing?? :huh:

Do you guys think maybe....even though I got severely toxic...I will actually be more healthy in the long run...having been through all of the removal and then chelation/detox??

I think everyone with amalgams probably gets poisoned and eventually develops disease. In nearly all cases it would never be linked to mercury toxicity. Its not as common for someone to get very rapidly poisoned the way I did.....however, if it didnt happen this way....there would be no way to connect fillings/mercury to my illness. :unsure:

If it had been slow and gradual I would never have thought about mercury...I know that for a fact. Its only because I went to the dentist healthy and in only a few short weeks I had lost my health completely. There was always this "connection" to going to the dentist and then sort of watching all these crazy things happen to my body. :blink:

As far as remembering the last time I was healthy and happy...it was before I went to the dentist....after that I've never been the same. :( It was Sept. 2002. By December 2002 I was having alot of problems and my hair was falling out at an alarming rate. Right after the New Year 2003 I was on disability and having all of the issues I'm still dealing with today.

If things didnt happen so quickly I'd never connect the two things. As bad as this has been for me....I do wonder if somehow I've been given a gift. :unsure:

If I'm still fortunate enough to have kids they will have been spared the inevitable exposure to mercury because I will be mercury free. :)

I will also no longer be living with exposure or accumulation of heavy metals....I wonder if its possible I could actually end up healthier than I ever have been in my whole life?? :blink:

I might not get Alzheimers or something else I may have been susceptible to with mercury exposure.

Maybe these completely sucky and heinous past 4-5 years will actually be the turning point??? :huh: Maybe losing these years will actually bring me "extra" and more healthy years down the road....not only for me....but for any children I might have???

Do you think my body could totally recover and that this could end up being the biggest blessing...because it brought me knowledge that I would otherwise not have aquired??

I hope it could have this type of ending. :)

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Hi girls

Went to GI doctor again today and told him about my ongoing problems. I said that I am intolerant to everything, everything. I can't even eat cucumber, celery or squash anything because I get bubble guts real bad and it doesn't go away. Girls my situation it getting worse. I wonder if it is the milk of magnesia causing intestinal damage. I take 2 tablespoons a night for constipation. Does anyone know of a safer laxative? He said I don't have celiac because of bloodwork negative. HUh I don't think so. He says celiac is from europe and that they have diarhea not constipation. THe problem is I have so many blood test while on gluten and off and I have never been malnourished. So huh. DOn't know. He says he did think about candida and I might take a breath test to check for bacteria but first he put me on antideppressents which I refuse to take. He said they will make me hungry and I don't want to be more hungry than I am. He then looked at me and said that I have anorexia nervosa. I'm sure some of you have been told this. Then I wondered am I anorexic? I have always been a hypochondriac anything I read I think I have it but I don't think I can give myself constipation and bubble guts and bladder ulcers which are painful can I? Oh I changed my chicken to foster farms because it is cheaper do you think this could be a problem? he also said that I am not gluten free because I eat brown rice and it has the same protein gladian in it. I beg to differ. Anyways hope all is well with you. And I still blame my 5 leaky mercury filling. darn things.

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Obviously even though I felt fine....the mercury had to be doing me some harm. Its possible that it triggered the Graves Disease. I read that mercury gets stored in the thyroid tissue and almost always causes thyroid problems. The thyroid gland isnt too far from the teeth....where the vapors are originating from....its a very vulnerable area...as is the brain.

I also saw thyroid mentioned on Hal Huggins chart at my doctor's. Can you see why I am concerned about getting my family chelated even though we aren't real sick. From the videos you posted it is still affecting us and time will only make things worse. I've had my amalgams for 25 years and I have 12 of them (four which have been crowned and one of those a root canal).

My purpose in selling the horses is to help make up for some shortfalls and also to talk to my doctor about whether he is willing to help us with the NDF or the other thing I referenced. I think I read that NDF can also be used for a challenge but I'd have to go back and read the page you referenced (that I have bookmarked).

I also need to look into the expense of having my amalgams removed and 4-5 more crowns done. I need four now but a fifth would probable be required as one filling goes from end to end of the tooth and the tooth wouldn't be able to be saved. If nothing else I can have the 4 crowns done (unless I decide to have some teeth pulled) and get the other 4 taken care of at a later time. It would still be less vapor than there is now.

It seems plausible that once you chelate you should be able to recover. Whether there is any long term damage, I couldn't begin to know.

Lisa,

My computer is being schitzoid and highliting everything so I can't quote you. It seems like I've read before about doctors accusing someone of anorxia because of celiac. Just because you blood work was negative doesn't mean you don't have a problem with gluten.

As far as MOM I'm not sure. I know my doctor told my husband to use Vitamin C, flax oil, or magnesium for a natural laxative. Maybe you could try those.

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Hi girls

Went to GI doctor again today and told him about my ongoing problems. I said that I am intolerant to everything, everything. I can't even eat cucumber, celery or squash anything because I get bubble guts real bad and it doesn't go away. Girls my situation it getting worse. I wonder if it is the milk of magnesia causing intestinal damage. I take 2 tablespoons a night for constipation. Does anyone know of a safer laxative? He said I don't have celiac because of bloodwork negative. HUh I don't think so. He says celiac is from europe and that they have diarhea not constipation. THe problem is I have so many blood test while on gluten and off and I have never been malnourished. So huh. DOn't know. He says he did think about candida and I might take a breath test to check for bacteria but first he put me on antideppressents which I refuse to take. He said they will make me hungry and I don't want to be more hungry than I am. He then looked at me and said that I have anorexia nervosa. I'm sure some of you have been told this. Then I wondered am I anorexic? I have always been a hypochondriac anything I read I think I have it but I don't think I can give myself constipation and bubble guts and bladder ulcers which are painful can I? Oh I changed my chicken to foster farms because it is cheaper do you think this could be a problem? he also said that I am not gluten free because I eat brown rice and it has the same protein gladian in it. I beg to differ. Anyways hope all is well with you. And I still blame my 5 leaky mercury filling. darn things.

I have major constipation problems and cannot handle milk of magnesia at all a few things you could try

one is -oxy powder- i think you have to order it though and more benign is triphala- a supplement a lot of companies make this I prefer one I think its planetary sources but I am not postiitve I have to check.

Miamia

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I have major constipation problems and cannot handle milk of magnesia at all a few things you could try

one is -oxy powder- i think you have to order it though and more benign is triphala- a supplement a lot of companies make this I prefer one I think its planetary sources but I am not postiitve I have to check.

Miamia

Have you tried any of these? I cannot take vitamin c due to bladder ulcers and flax oil doesn't work. I wonder if just taking a magnesium supplement would work I hope I can handle it.

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Have you tried any of these? I cannot take vitamin c due to bladder ulcers and flax oil doesn't work. I wonder if just taking a magnesium supplement would work I hope I can handle it.

My husband uses vit c which works for him. I have read of others on this forum that have used magnesium.

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I have good news, and I have to report that I am doing about 75% better, and I am without pain currently.

That is wonderful news.

thanks, ladies!

The even better part was that I didn't get sick....you all know how ridiculously sensitive I am!

I'm so glad you had a fabulous time.

Soooo...when I'm at my mom's house....I do NOT kill ants. :lol::lol:

Drives my mom crazy that I see an ant and dont kill it.

:lol:

I'm thinking I won't ever get to the point where I can eat gluten regularly, but I'm thinking if my gut heals enough and I take as many of the other burdens off (like candida, mercury) then I'll be able to have an ocassionally slip and I won't have to be as careful about cross-contamination. I DO have one gene, so I think I don't, or probably shouldn't, tempt fate with that. What I AM hoping is that I can have dairy again. OMG I think I want to eat dairy again. :lol:

I feel this way too, I'm mostly hoping that cross contamination ceases to be an issue. I don't crave gluten foods anymore, it is the smoked applewood cheddar and the goat chevres and the ...must stop....falling into cheese lust. :lol:

The injection site started itching just about as I was going to get checked. I told her it just started itching so she looked at the site and there was a red streak across my arm. She asks if I scratched and I said no, I didn't scratch. She says, it looks like you scratched it because it goes across in a line. I say again that I didn't scratch. I don't think she believed me. :angry: How the heck can they figure out what's wrong and do something about it if they don't believe me. I know she thought I scratched it. Grrr.

I'd be having a major rant about that, it is just totally outrageous that you wouldn't be believed. That does seem to be how that system works though, doctors are gods and patients are idiots who don't know their own bodies. Double Grrrrrr.

Maybe the unfortunate chain of events that caused this is actually a blessing?? :huh:

Do you guys think maybe....even though I got severely toxic...I will actually be more healthy in the long run...having been through all of the removal and then chelation/detox??

Do you think my body could totally recover and that this could end up being the biggest blessing...because it brought me knowledge that I would otherwise not have aquired??

I hope it could have this type of ending. :)

Yes, and smarter and more compassionate. :)

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I feel this way too, I'm mostly hoping that cross contamination ceases to be an issue. I don't crave gluten foods anymore, it is the smoked applewood cheddar and the goat chevres and the ...must stop....falling into cheese lust. :lol:

:lol::lol::ph34r:

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I also saw thyroid mentioned on Hal Huggins chart at my doctor's. Can you see why I am concerned about getting my family chelated even though we aren't real sick. From the videos you posted it is still affecting us and time will only make things worse.

Andrea,

The kids dont have any amalgams right??

They are not having any more exposure to mercury so should not get worse. Time will not make things worse for them. The videos were about mercury from amalgam fillings.

NDF is expensive...$100 per ounce. I think since none of you are having high toxicity you could probably find cheaper ways to detox for all of you.

You are the one with the most exposure to mercury and still having alot of metals in your mouth. I would get this taken care of before anything else. The only ones being exposed to the mercury are you and then Seth through breastmilk.

I wouldnt rush into chelation for T and M because they wont get worse. They dont have the metals in their mouth and they arent breastfeeding. I would save the money and get yourself mercury-free and then go from there.

For you...having the metals in your mouth will definately only make things worse over time. The kids arent in that same situation....thankfully.

Just because you blood work was negative doesn't mean you don't have a problem with gluten.

I totally agree.

I know lots of people (including myself) have felt like they must have Celiac (due to the symptomology) and then are completely shocked when the tests are negative. :o

I know I was....I felt almost 100% sure I was going to test positive. I was sad that I didnt.

Now I'm actually ecstatic that I tested negative and dont have the genes. PHEW!! :)

When me and Denise were discussing gluten at my last BioSET appt. and I told her I didnt have the genes she was like "YAY...that is AWESOME!!". She also doesnt have the genes.

Of course this doesnt mean we cant or havent had problems with gluten...in my mind it means that this problem is correctable for us.

Mercury definately causes problems in the intestines (look at the concentration of mercury in the guts of the sheep and monkeys)...the studies back this up.

Mercury promotes candida, it leads to leaky gut, it causes enzymatic dysfunction not only in the gut but throughout the body.

Autistic kids show improvement while on a gluten-free and casein free diet...the majority of them dont have Celiac. They do have heavy metal toxicity, candida, leaky gut, etc.

I dont feel like I'm specualting much when I say that I think mercury toxicity caused my gluten intolerance as well as intolerance to all foods/chemicals. I didnt have this problem until I got sick from the dental work.

Heres how mercury causes these problems...

Methyl mercury targets and kills neurons in specific areas of the nervous system including the: visual cortex (eyes, blurred vision, headaches), cerebellum (balance issues),dorsal root ganglia (chronic pain, nerve root pain, spinal dysfunction). Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain how mercury kills neurons including

- protein inhibition (gluten and casein are the proteins in wheat / grains and dairy).

- disruption of mitochondria function (can lead to heart related issues and Friedreich's Ataxia)

- direct affect on ion exchange in a neuron (heart arrhythmias)

- disruption of neurotransmitters (contributing to depression , Parkinson's disease)

- destruction of the structural framework of neurons (leading to chronic pain, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, neuromyelitis)

Mercury and Enzymes

Perhaps it is a case of

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it is the smoked applewood cheddar and the goat chevres and the ...must stop....falling into cheese lust. :lol:

LMAO :lol:

Rinne,

You're not alone with the cheese lust! I LOVE cheese. Ever since I ate a block of swiss cheese last year I have not been tempted again. :ph34r:

I still have "cheese lust" but the "cheese fear" is more powerful at this time. :o

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Yes, and smarter and more compassionate. :)

I dunno about smarter...but definately more compassionate. :)

There are kids working at my store who are on the autistic spectrum. Most are "high functioning".... the one who is probably the most Autistic is my favorite.

I just have such a strong liking for this boy...I'm very protective of him.

Other people are bothered by him because he tends to repeat the same stuff over and over. I dont get bothered at all and I always initiate conversation with him and I give him encouragement always.

If he does things wrong I always try to talk things over with him....to say things in a way that he can understand. I dont think I would have had any interest, patience or understanding of his "challenges" had it not been for everything I've gone through and learned along the way.

It would have been a loss for me. He's a great kid. :)

Yesterday I was joking around with my boss and another co-worker and the co-worker told my boss that I have a "soft-spot" for this bagger. She looked at me all shocked "You do???" :blink:

I said "Yeah...I'm really protective of him!!"

She said..."Oh well...I had to write him up yesterday." :o

I was stunned...I was like "How could you write him up!!!" :blink:

She said he was taking longer breaks or too many breaks or something to that effect.

Also when customers approach him he'll sometimes blow them off and say "I'm busy right now" or he'll just flat out tell them "NO" if they want help. If they ask him for a shopping cart while he's collecting them...he wont let them have a cart....stuff like that.

He cant help stuff like that.....I dont think he can change certain things about himself. He doesnt understand the concept of time. If you ask him about how long a break is...he'll say "Oh...about noontime." If I say "A break is 10 minutes.....so how long are you going to be on break?" He'll say something like "Maybe 15 minutes."

He cant grasp it so I was kind of upset that he got written up. :(

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. He doesnt understand the concept of time.

Does he have any favorite TV shows? That's how I taught all my kids the concept of time. When they were into Blue's Clues (a half-hour show including commercials), I said that 15 minutes was half of a Blue's Clues episode, half an hour is one episode, an hour is two episodes, etc.

"Drake and Josh" is popular with kids--it's on Nickelodeon, and a lot of autistic kids really get into things like "Wheel of Fortune"," Jeopardy," and "Yu-Gi-Oh!" I know the first two are half an hour, not sure about Yu-Gi-Oh!"

Hope that helps. Anyway, he's lucky to have you on his side!

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