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I'm sitting here thinking that when all of us are better and eat healthy all the time to stay that way, when we do eat a bit of gluten, it will always be WHITE! Won't that be confusing to the rest of the world??? :lol:

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Can I just say that I love this avatar of yours...which one is you? I was thinking the one on the right looks a bit like me when I was that age, lol. :lol:

Thanks. I'm the one on the right--with the bushy hair and bandaged knee :lol: It was report card day--I can't believe I rememberd that--we have our envelopes under our arms. The other girl was a neighbor who lived across the street.

Greys:

When Christina failed to walk down the aisle, Burke came out and told her that if he really loved her, he would let her out of this whole thing. He left. Meredith had to go into the church and tell everyone the wedding was off.

When Christina got home, she discovered that Burke had left and taken all of his personal stuff with him. She freaked out--it was hard to tell if she was upset or relieved. Meredith was there with her.

Derek was appointed Chief, but at the end told Richard that he wasn't ready for the job, and that he (Richard) should stay and keep the job himself.

Richard's estranged wife's baby (that she lost) was indeed Richard's. They comforted each other.

After George failed the exam and was cleaning out his locker, the new batch of interns came in. One of them is Meredith's half-sister--who was the girl Derek was flirting with at the bar.

I think that's it.... :)

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This might also explain why so many of us felt better with gluten removed from our diets ... it took the burden off the immune system so it could better handle the Lyme.

Yes, I think this helped me a BUNCH!!! I think I might have been much worse off if I hadn't done that... I think also, the three years of antibiotics took the edge off too.

Donna, ROFL! Are you sure you don't want to watch it online?

George left and will not redo his residency.

Burk walked up the aisle to Christina and said he wasn't going to marry her since she didn't want it, if he really loved her, he'd give her what she wants ... then he left, when she got back to the apt. all his stuff was gone.

McDreamy told the chief that he should stay the chief.

What's her name (sorry, Lyme brain), the redhead OB, told what's his face to go back to Ava, and he tried but she was gone.

Oh thank you!! :lol: I thought about watching online, but I only have a dial-up connection here and I suspect the delays would drive me batty! I'd have to wait until Monday to find out, don't worry...it won't ruin it...remember, I like to read the last page of a book first. :P:lol:

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Derek was appointed Chief, but at the end told Richard that he wasn't ready for the job, and that he (Richard) should stay and keep the job himself.

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After George failed the exam and was cleaning out his locker, the new batch of interns came in. One of them is Meredith's half-sister--who was the girl Derek was flirting with at the bar.

Wow!!! Does Meredith have two half-sisters? Cuz that didn't look like the girl who came to get the dad the day he told Meredith he didn't want her to come to the wedding. Wow, what a tangled web... :lol:

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Yes, I think this helped me a BUNCH!!! I think I might have been much worse off if I hadn't done that... I think also, the three years of antibiotics took the edge off too.

The antibiotics probably kept your bacterial load down ... so being off them might explain why you're getting progressively worse. It's good you've figured out what it is so that you didn't get so bad that you had to quit work. It'll still be a long road, and has been for you, and I HATE it when I'm told it could be worse (because it gives NO credit to the suffering I DO have), but you are blessed that you have been on the path that you are on. God gives us nothing more than what we can handle. Sometimes when you're suffering you have to look harder for God's blessings, but then you realize it's like the poem "Footprints" ... it's all a matter of perception.

Yeah, I'm loopy from the Lyme and the ongoing fever. :P

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Find a local compounding pharmacy and see if they can make your thyroid meds without corn. That may be a way to try it out.

Hi Tiffany...I'm new around here and just curious. In reading your bio info I see that you have been gluten-free since 2003 but never had the endoscopy and your bloodwork was questionable. I seem to be doing better being gluten-free although it's really a struggle (lost 15 lbs. in 4-5 weeks) but when I eat foods that I know are gluten-free, I seem to feel a lot better...it's when I DON'T know there was something I shouldn't have had that I suffer for days and days. I've had stomach/intestinal problems for probably 20 years and had no idea, other than an ulcer, what was going on. Never head of celiac disease until someone at church told me about 2 months ago - thank God! Anyway, just wondered if you minded sharing what went on with you? Thanks very much! KarenDianne

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This might also explain why so many of us felt better with gluten removed from our diets ... it took the burden off the immune system so it could better handle the Lyme.

Good point....eliminating a major source of molds would totally make a difference in how effectively our bodies can fight this stuff.

I'm sitting here thinking that when all of us are better and eat healthy all the time to stay that way, when we do eat a bit of gluten, it will always be WHITE! Won't that be confusing to the rest of the world??? :lol:

:lol::lol:

Yeah....I'm gonna eat Wonder Bread to stay healthy!! :lol::lol:

Does anyone know anything about this brand of cookware??? Its ceramic coated so alot better for you than metals or teflon or anything like that.

http://www1.macys.com/catalog/index.ognc?C...kType=EverGreen

Its expensive so I wanna make sure it cooks good....not like stainless steel where all the food totally sticks and its impossible to clean. My mom might get me a few pieces for my birthday but I wanna make sure its good first. Anyone ever used this type before??

I've been trying to look for some decent cookware cuz I have teflon and aluminum stuff now. I dont think this is good for me considering I cook everything and I'm already dealing with heavy metal toxicity. <_<

I read about the different metals in cookware here.

http://www.electroherbalism.com/Naturopath...ance/Metals.htm

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Hi Tiffany...I'm new around here and just curious. In reading your bio info I see that you have been gluten-free since 2003 but never had the endoscopy and your bloodwork was questionable. I seem to be doing better being gluten-free although it's really a struggle (lost 15 lbs. in 4-5 weeks) but when I eat foods that I know are gluten-free, I seem to feel a lot better...it's when I DON'T know there was something I shouldn't have had that I suffer for days and days. I've had stomach/intestinal problems for probably 20 years and had no idea, other than an ulcer, what was going on. Never head of celiac disease until someone at church told me about 2 months ago - thank God! Anyway, just wondered if you minded sharing what went on with you? Thanks very much! KarenDianne

Hi Karen,

I would recommend sending Tiffany a pm as she doesnt post on this thread anymore. This topic is over a year old so her post in this thread was from April 2006. There are many other people here who are gluten free without positive bloodwork or endoscopy but if you are wanting to hear from Tiffany I thought I should let you know she wont likely see your post here.

Good luck and welcome to the board! :)

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Le Creuset is really good cookware. Dr. Mercola recommends that type (enameled cast iron). Almost all my pots are Le Creuset (or Aga cookware, which is the same type thing), except for the huge ones for soup which are stainless steel. For my skillets I like old fashioned cast iron. It's the EASIEST to clean by far! Mine is perfectly seasoned and the family knows that if soap ever touches it, that person will regret it! Most of the time all it needs is a scrape with the spatula, a rinse, and dry with paper towels.

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See...I know I've posted this stuff before but I really think this is what the mercury and other metals did to me...totally interfered with my metabolic function...so that nothing works right but otherwise I appear to be perfectly healthy. :rolleyes:

Heavy metals disrupt metabolic function in two basic ways:

First, they accumulate and thereby disrupt function in vital organs and glands such as the heart, brain, kidneys, bone, liver, etc.

Second, they displace vital nutritional minerals from where they should be in the body to provide biological function. For example, enzymes are catalysts for virtually every biochemical reaction in all life-sustaining processes of metabolism. But instead of calcium being present in an enzyme reaction, lead or cadmium may be there in its place. Toxic metals can't fulfill the same role as the nutritional minerals, thus their presence becomes critically disruptive to enzyme activity.

So far I've tested high for cadmium in hair analysis...mercury, aluminum and lead in BioSET and I'm not sure what specifically showed up in ART...Dr. Amy just said I was showing problems with all the metals....particularly mercury.

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This kind of explains why people would suddenly get affected by Lyme when exposed to mold in a home or elsewhere. This happens more often than not....the Lyme isnt causing illness until the mold (or some other toxin) comes into play.

So yeah....I would imagine mold exposure could turn a less active infection into something much worse.

This might also explain why so many of us felt better with gluten removed from our diets ... it took the burden off the immune system so it could better handle the Lyme.

My thoughts exactly. :)

Oh yeah...now see, here's the perfect usage for the headbanging smilie!!!!! <_<

:lol:

I'm sitting here thinking that when all of us are better and eat healthy all the time to stay that way, when we do eat a bit of gluten, it will always be WHITE! Won't that be confusing to the rest of the world??? :lol:

:blink::lol:

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Does anyone know anything about this brand of cookware??? Its ceramic coated so alot better for you than metals or teflon or anything like that.

http://www1.macys.com/catalog/index.ognc?C...kType=EverGreen

Thanks for the link, I'm tired of scrubbing my stainless steel pans too. Sorry, I can't help you but I know teflon is bad but not so bad if you use it as directed. If it is overheated it will kill birds in the same room. :(

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Le Creuset is really good cookware. Dr. Mercola recommends that type (enameled cast iron). Almost all my pots are Le Creuset (or Aga cookware, which is the same type thing), except for the huge ones for soup which are stainless steel. For my skillets I like old fashioned cast iron. It's the EASIEST to clean by far! Mine is perfectly seasoned and the family knows that if soap ever touches it, that person will regret it! Most of the time all it needs is a scrape with the spatula, a rinse, and dry with paper towels.

Thanks Carla. :)

If I get the LeCreuset is it easy to clean?? I use soap on everything....I planning on getting the skillet...should I not use soap on it?? :unsure:

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Thanks for the link, I'm tired of scrubbing my stainless steel pans too. Sorry, I can't help you but I know teflon is bad but not so bad if you use it as directed. If it is overheated it will kills birds in the same room. :(

Yes, it will! We have birds and my iron is not even teflon coated. Evil stuff.

I have a small Le Creuset skillet, but I prefer the regular cast iron. It's easy, easy, easy ...once you get it seasoned properly.

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Thanks Carla. :)

If I get the LeCreuset is it easy to clean?? I use soap on everything....I planning on getting the skillet...should I not use soap on it?? :unsure:

The Le Creuset does not require seasoning, so use all the soap you want. ;) It's much easier than stainless ... I hate stainless.

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Sorry, I can't help you but I know teflon is bad but not so bad if you use it as directed. If it is overheated it will kills birds in the same room. :(

Are you serious??? :blink:

GREAT....I'm always overheating my pots and pans!! (I NEED the head banging guy here!!)

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Yes, quite icky indeed!!! I was taking a teaspoon twice a day and, well, yuck!! :lol: I finally started mixing it in my supplement cocktail in the morning and in my protein shake in the evening. I don't think that's the ideal way to take it, but, well, YUCK! :lol:

2 tsp! :o 1/2 tsp of the stuff I bought is something around 350 (whatever the measurement is :P )

I love your new photo too Patti. I'm thinking she's the one with the darker hair.

This kind of explains why people would suddenly get affected by Lyme when exposed to mold in a home or elsewhere. This happens more often than not....the Lyme isnt causing illness until the mold (or some other toxin) comes into play.

So yeah....I would imagine mold exposure could turn a less active infection into something much worse.

Boy! Lots of info in you last few posts on this page......I'm still 2 pages behind.

We were eating tons of whole wheat.....I ground my own flour. Of course we bought organic so I suppose that would have been moldier. <_<

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Well I had my weekly BioSET session today. I had Anna herself which was great because I took in all my labs from Dr. S. I was also able to get her to test some of the stuff he wants me to take and it all tested okay and at the same dosages that he wants me at.

Glad you got a chance to go through all of that with Anna.

I'll be curious to see which direction your treatments go from here. Sounds like a good day for you aside from the energy level.

Have fun creating your spreadsheet. :P

The Le Creuset does not require seasoning, so use all the soap you want. ;) It's much easier than stainless ... I hate stainless.

I'll have to try and keep this in mind if I ever have any money.......and that won't be anytime real soon.

Mitch heard on the radio this week that it used to cost a family of 4 $200 a week for groceries and now it's $400. We are quite deficient in the new, revised spending based on the cost of food today. We are still trying to get by on $200-250 a week. We usually spend more though. I also imagine that these estimates of cost per family aren't gluten free. <_<

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rinne- I loved what you said about being beaten and bruised and making your way up a mountain, only to fall onto the rocks. Sometimes I think that I fight so hard I make myself sicker. I am finally learning to accept help and be honest about how I'm feeling.

Mold? :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: I REALLY think that the mold in our old apartment was what killed me. That and our lanlord fed the pigeons. In the packet my doc gave me, he said to get rid of bird feeding because it can attract the deer ticks :ph34r:

Rachel- Le Creuset is AWESOMe. The only problem I have is that it's heavy and I have floppy wrist syndrome right now (keep dropping things). You can sometimes find Le Creuset at TJ Maxx or Ross. OMG- I miss Ross!!!!!!!!!!!!

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That and our lanlord fed the pigeons. In the packet my doc gave me, he said to get rid of bird feeding because it can attract the deer ticks :ph34r:

Now that is interesting. I wonder why. :unsure:

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I've been trying to look for some decent cookware cuz I have teflon and aluminum stuff now. I dont think this is good for me considering I cook everything and I'm already dealing with heavy metal toxicity.

I used mostly stainless steel...not to bad to clean if you put water in it while it's still screaming hot...all the stuck on stuff comes right off. I pulled out my little cast iron frying pan a couple of weeks ago after Carla said something about using it. So far it's been pretty easy to use...hot handle though. :lol: I stopped using aluminum a long time ago, but was buying non-stick coated stainless steel...that coating stuff just can't be good for us.

I have a small Le Creuset skillet, but I prefer the regular cast iron. It's easy, easy, easy ...once you get it seasoned properly.

Speaking of which...how do you season it properly, lol. I put oil in it and heated it up, then wiped the oil out with a paper towel. I do wash mine with soap and when I'm done I spray a little olive oil cooking spray on there while it's still warm...then wipe the excess out with a paper towel...that seems to be working okay. I'm afraid to NOT use soap because of the mold issue. :( That's probably me being neurotic, but I can't get it out of my head. :P

Have fun creating your spreadsheet.

Spreadsheet done. Sort of. Will probably change another 10 times before it's done. :P

In the packet my doc gave me, he said to get rid of bird feeding because it can attract the deer ticks

:o Yikes!!! Who knew!

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Speaking of which...how do you season it properly, lol. I put oil in it and heated it up, then wiped the oil out with a paper towel. I do wash mine with soap and when I'm done I spray a little olive oil cooking spray on there while it's still warm...then wipe the excess out with a paper towel...that seems to be working okay. I'm afraid to NOT use soap because of the mold issue. :( That's probably me being neurotic, but I can't get it out of my head. :P

That's how you do the initial seasoning. Don't wash with soap!! It takes off the seasoning! Just rinse and dry with paper towels.

When I cook, I put the skillet on the burner and put some oil in it, real oil, not spray stuff. I let the skillet heat up so it expands and absorbs the oil, but not too hot so you don't burn the oil. Then I cook whatever I'm cooking. When I'm finished, I leave the pan on the stove, but turn off the stove ... I scrape the pan while it's still hot. There's usually oil still in it, so it also absorbs the oil while it cools. When it's cool, I just rinse and dry out with a paper towel.

If I make something that needs scrubbing, then I rub some oil onto it after I dry it, but it doesn't need that if I didn't scrub it.

The more you use it, the better it gets. If it gets stuck on food, you're actually supposed to use coarse ground salt for scrubbing. But using soap, undoes it all. I don't even use soap if I scrub it.

I don't believe any of this would cause a mold issue ... I don't see how it would.

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Boy! Lots of info in you last few posts on this page

Yeah...it was totally random. :lol:

I dunno...sometimes I just burst out with stuff. :rolleyes:

......I'm still 2 pages behind

I cant let myself get behind...I get locked out of the previous pages for some reason. :unsure:

Mold? :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: I REALLY think that the mold in our old apartment was what killed me.

Bev...I've always thought this and I was really relieved when you decided to move. I think the mold in that apartment was significantly impairing your ability to fight lyme and to detox. :(

Rachel- Le Creuset is AWESOMe.

OK...I am sold!!! :D

I'm getting me some Le Creuset!!

Whoever thought this McDonalds loving girl would eventually be spending time in the kitchen...cooking??? :o ....and now this....fancy cookware with a name I cant even pronounce!! :blink:

What the heck??? Could life possibly get any stranger?? :unsure:

I trip out reading my own posts sometimes....the scientificness of it all....WTH??....I really wasnt so nerdily before. :P

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We're leaving for NY in the morning, so I won't be around much for a couple days. :)

Hope all goes well and I can't wait for an update. You two have fun eating pizza. :)

Whoever thought this McDonalds loving girl would eventually be spending time in the kitchen...cooking??? :o ....and now this....fancy cookware with a name I cant even pronounce!! :blink:

What the heck??? Could life possibly get any stranger?? :unsure:

I trip out reading my own posts sometimes....the scientificness of it all....WTH??....I really wasnt so nerdily before. :P

:lol:

You just never know what turns your life is going to take do you?

I always enjoy reading your posts (along with everyone else's) and appreciate the time everyone takes posting.

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