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HEY, quick announcent, although nobody seems to be around.... :lol:

Jenny McCarthy and Holly Robinson peete are on Larry king Live right NOW (10:30 pm mst), although it's pretty much over, I wish I would have caught it earlier. BUT, you can go to the website and get info about what they talked about, LOTS of alternative stuff and a DEMAND for mainstream medical to acknowledge the fact that autism is being diagnosed at an alarming rate, epidemic levels, and vaccines, heavy metals, bacterias, viruses, fungi, yeasts, molds, the typical American diet, etc. all play a role.

Here are the links:

http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/larry.king.live/

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/09/24/jenny.aut...iref=newssearch

http://www.talkaboutcuringautism.org/index.htm

http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer

http://www.talkautism.org/

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Quick question... is a high alkaline diet the same as a Candida diet? It's not is it? Aren't they different?

Kassandra

Kassandra,

They are different for the most part- in concept. Basically a Candida diet, or Anti-Candida diet rather, is a diet that is low (or completely void of) sugars, most starches, yeasts, and molds in order to starve the yeasts. These diets vary depending on the school of thought but generally it is centered around high quality proteins, fresh vegetables, healthy fats, lots of garlic and onions and other foods full of anti-microbial properties.

An alkaline diet is about ph balance (alkaline/acid balance) in the body. A typical western diet high in meats, sugars, processed foods, alcohol, saturated fats, etc causes the body to be over acidic and this is when disease is thought to set in. The principles of an alkaline diet are to eat foods that are alkaline forming in the body.

Someone else might have some additional facts or thoughts to add....

It is very creepy tonight, all by my lonesome in Rachelville, not even a tumbleweed blowing through town :ph34r:

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BUT, you can go to the website and get info about what they talked about, LOTS of alternative stuff and a DEMAND for mainstream medical to acknowledge the fact that autism is being diagnosed at an alarming rate, epidemic levels, and vaccines, heavy metals, bacterias, viruses, fungi, yeasts, molds, the typical American diet, etc. all play a role.

I'll be sure to look at those later. Thanks for posting the links.

It has been quiet.

I've got Seth's paperwork so I just need to type it up and send the "book" out via email.

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Dear Patti,

I am sure you have memory buttons! :) Everyone does according to that article I read. That is how I learned about the tapping technique. You have to tap the top of your head near your scalp. On the top of the crown works as well. However, if you are going through menopause, that can mess your memory up.

My mother has gotten much worse since beginning The Change. She will ask me something fifty times. Another lady she was talking to at the credit union said that she found out menopause effects the brain. The nerves that are supposed to connect are interfered with by the hormone changes, resulting in difficulty with short-term memory. Mom was so relieved to find out other women have had the same issues since starting menopause.

You are so lucky to have a buffer zone for relatives! I sure could use one! Speaking of relatives, my brother is doing pretty well on the gluten-free diet. I am so proud of him! B) He just got back from a follow-up appointment with his PCP.

The doctor told him to keep doing what he is doing, but he still wants him to see a dietician. Chad told him he already has seen one, his sister! :lol:

Moving is stressful. I hope you find a house soon! You have a month, I am sure something perfect will come along. If you want, I can do a spell to help. Just ask if you need it! By the way, good luck on your home inspection!

Dear Sherry,

Thank you for the compliments! Rachelville Digest is certainly my duty. It is a pleasure, too. Writing is something I constantly am doing anyway, so why not do so with a purpose? I am working on silly laws to post for a good laugh.

Those cookies and cinnamon buns sound delightful! I had some that were pretty good the other day. Since I cannot have yeast either, that complicates matters. However, Chebe to the rescue! Tapioca is the primary ingredient. Normally, it is quite gooey. I found that after baking, if you store it in a ziploc bag and it sits, the texture is like most other homemade breads!

I agree that my doctor needs to help me on this. Lyme is serious. Sometimes it feels as if they have no sense of urgency whatsoever. Frustration then looms. You would think doctors would try to find another doctor who could interpret the results.

Why must we pay them if we have to do all the work? :blink:

Dear Donna,

I have had the same terrible situation with guests. Our house looks like Ground Zero! My best friend and her fiancee will not even come in when it is hot! Dog urine makes much of the house smell, and clutter is all over the place! No matter how hard I try to clear the counter in the kitchen off, or the table, someone messes it up as quickly as I can get it clean. :(

Thank you so much for the IgeniX information! The test interpretation should give her no further excuses! I am tired of worrying. At least if I do not have it, that is a load off of my mind. I have a feeling I do have Lyme, though. I really appreciate the explanation of the Western Blots! ;)

Maybe you will break out of your funk soon. Your cruise is in about a month! There is something to look forward to! Floating along the beautiful ocean waves, relaxing and talking with your friend. It is going to be nice.

Dear Carla,

I know there are a lot of false negatives with Lyme. People tend to test negative at first, then positive after doing some antibiotics. The bugs cannot hide from the immune system that way. I suppose it breaks the cell wall. I also found it fascinating that there are different strains of Borrelia in different regions, although it is not surprising.

Thank you for the idea about posting the results on LymeNet! The people on there should know! It is so difficult for me to get things going with this. Diagnosis is essential in treatment. You cannot have one without the other!

It is unethical for doctors to refuse to help you if you are positive. My trouble is, I cannot even get a test run so far! This is so absurd. Dr. H seems terrific. I hope I could find a way to see him.

Dear Andrea,

I am worried my mandolin slicer will get warped in the dishwasher, and then I will not be able to use it again. The plastic might not be dishwasher safe. Its box says nothing about the dishwasher. I would feel better if it were thoroughly cleaned with heat, though. Let's just say it has been out in the garage for a bit. I am beginning to think our dishwasher is possessed, because it has eaten my cookie scoop, among other things!

Am I on your list to receive information on Seth? I am not sure if I gave you my e-mail. If need be, I can PM it to you.

He sure has had a hard time with it all. You would have thought he was young enough not too much could be wrong, but apparently that does not have much to do with it.

Dear tom,

There you are, tomatha! :lol: Hey, on the bright side, if you are turning into a chick, you will be able to have voting rights! Did you think of that? As far as I am concerned, a good cry is sometimes important to relieve emotional stress. All of that bottled up inside is not good for you.

The what could have been syndrome is quite common on the forum. Many of us have lost so much time. This is the part that makes me the angriest about doctors. We can always get the money back that was lost from them, but not the time. I have missed many weddings, anniversaries, and funerals due to my illness. Guilt is overbearing at times. Just because it is not your fault, does not mean you do not regret not being there.

My grandmother is slowly wasting away from Alzheimer's, and I cannot go see her. Feeling sorry you could not spend more time with your brothers is not strange or unusual. However, they would want you to live life to the fullest now that you can. They are with you, in your heart, soul, and mind. Live for them! Losing your brothers reminds you of how precious life is, and how short it actually is.

Only a couple more days until you get the keys! SJ all the way, baby! It is going to be great! You can go to the beach, and your favorite coffee house. Maybe you will run into that seagull that stole the sausage at that barbecue again!

Dear Kassandra,

I think you are right about the diets. They are different. Alkaline is different than the Candida plan. The Alkaline Diet can help with Candida, because yeast thrives in an acidic environment. If you alkalinize your system, the Candida is going to have a much harder time surviving. Usually, doing a PH test is a good idea to see if you need it.

Salmon has a lot of Omega-3 fatty acids in it. Depression is often a result of low levels of those. Tuna and sardines are two other good sources of these fats. Such essential fatty acids raise serotonin levels in the brain. It is very fascinating how this works.

Dear Susie,

Do not be too hard on yourself! You did so well for so long! I certainly could not have done as well as you did. The regimen you were doing was quite strict. We are all proud of you for sticking it out for as long as you did! :)

I am so glad you found a place where you can have fish and chips without worrying about getting glutened! I wish there was a place like that around here. Maybe I could make my own. I am sure I could find a recipe, and make it gluten-free. I know in England, chips are actually like fries. I enjoy the English shows like Inspector Lynley, Keeping Up Appearances, Hettie Wainthrope Investigates, Miss Marple, Absolutely Fabulous, and a number of others. They really help you figure out the slang!

You may need the potatoes to feel better. I do not do well without carbs. I get shaky and sick. Another thing is, I read that people on low carbohydrate diets tend to get depressed, because their serotonin levels drop. You need carbohydrates for the brain to function properly.

Congratulations on being an auntie again! :D What is your new neice's name? She sure sounded healthy. How is your sister doing? I hope well.

Dear Julie,

Thank you for the information and links! I have got to check that out once my eyes get a break. My eyes have been straining a lot lately. I need new glasses and possibly new contacts. That is an appointment I need to make tomorrow!

It is so great that these celebrities are talking about autism! This disease needs advocates. Prominent citizens such as themselves really can make a world of difference. How cool is that? Who knows, maybe more information and celebrities will advocate Celiac soon!

We did not even have a Tumbleweed? That is bad! :o Everyone must have been doing something else. I was watching Forensic Files on CourtTV with Mom until 3am! She is worried because she is addicted to these shows!

Sincerely,

Jin

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Jin, you're such a wonderful encouragement, thank you :) I think you're right about my need to have the carbs for the seretonin. Hopefully once my zinc levels have normalised, I will feel better emotionally, as zinc is supposed to really help.

It amused me to read that you're basing you're knowledge of English-English on our TV shows lol :lol: I'm guessing you speak like the guys on CSI? ;) I love that show :lol: However, I did speak to the coroner about one of my cases recently, and he put me right about how unrealistic CSI is ;)

My niece is Abigail. Hopefully I'll get to see her this weekend or next. i can't wait. DS is very excited to have a new cousin although he does have 11 others!

Susie

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Hey all-

sorry haven't been posting, but i think i finally caught up. There has been alot going on and i have been overwhelmed(as usual)

I am gonna try to get my mind to work long enough for a quick update-

Ok i got my test results back yesturday- I will post details later but for the most part they did go down which is great because at least it means we are going in the right direction. THe one thing is mercury was the same and this time i did not have the DMPS as a provoking agent so it probably means mercury is higher but i kind of expected this would happen once the other metals started getting out.

I decided to go ahead and make an appointment with the women i saw for colonics who does the muscle testing for allergies. So i have an appt. today and i am actually really looking forward to it. I am gonna pack up not only the supplements i am taking but ones i have tried to take. ALso my doctor wants me to stop buy and get a sample of the EDTA and the DMPS for her to test those as well - i think this is a great idea!!!

SO for now the plan is to go to this women and see what she finds and than figure out a good plan for suppplements and so on. I am going to keep going on with the EDTA chelations. After 5 more i am going to the DMPS provoked test to see whats going on with the mercury.

Julie-

I owe you a PM- I have been thinking about you alot and was so happy to get your message.

Donna-

I am so sorry to hear what a rough time you are having I really prey you will have a turn around fast hopefully cutting down on the meds will help.

Rinne-

its such great news that the bars are doing so well. I ma so glad you have started posting again. I missed you

Miamia

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I'd love to see the recipes if you don't mind sharing. :)

Sure, but I need to make the cinnamon rolls again. Taste is good and they look nice, just a bit too dry. I want to tweak it a bit more and try again. My hubby was quite happy and ate quite a few. He is never negative and ate the others we made, but he LIKES these. lol

Here's the cookies, both are more the cakey type of cookies:

Soft Molasses Cookies

I adjusted the recipe because I thought the molasses was way to strong. I like a lighter flavor. I did 1/3 c molasses, 1/3 cup honey, and 1/3 cup sugar but it was too dry. It will work if you add water.

2 C gluten-free flour or brown rice flour

3/4 tsp. Xanthan gum

1/2 tsp. Ginger

3/4 tsp. Cinnamon

1/2 tsp. Salt

1 egg

1/4 C Canola oil (or any oil - even melted butter)

1/3 C Molasses

2/3 C Honey

raisins to taste

Heat oven to 375. Sift all dry ingredients together 3 times. Stir wet stuff together and then add to dry. Mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen. You can frost or sprinkle with powdered sugar while hot.

Chocolate drop cookies

1/2 C butter or margarine or oil

1 C sugar

1 egg

5-6 T cocoa (2 squares melted unsweetened chocolate)

1/3 C rice milk with 1 tsp vinegar

1 tsp vanilla

1 3/4 C gluten-free flour, plus scant 1/2 tsp xanthan gum

1/2 tsp soda

1/2 tsp salt

Thoroughly mix oil, sugar, egg, chocolate. Stir in rice milk mixture and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients together. Blend everything together. (add a little more flour if needed)

Drop rounded teaspoons on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes.

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Dear Susie,

I really think you could have a shortage of the serotonin. I might do some research and see if there are links between it and zinc defeciencies. I may find something. :) The potatoes certainly have a good effect on you. I read that Atkins dieters often were prone to depression, and it is likely due to the lack of carbohydrate. Most of the time, people have a major serotonin boost upon eating refined sugar and such, but it is temporary like the spike in blood sugar.

That is why many people feel worse after a while, because there is a crash. Serotonin and blood sugar go down at the same time. Your mood and physical state decline. Starches react a bit differently, as do healthier carbs. Another interesting note is not all sugars are equal. In Ireland, they have a very low rate of diabetes, because they put honey in everything for their sweetener. Honey is normally not metabolized as quickly as other sugars.

I watch CSI sometimes. There are a lot of forensic shows I watch. I love them! So do my parents. We are mystery fanatics! One of my favorite actors was Jeremy Brett, who played in The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries. He was only 59 when he died in 1995 of a heart attack. :(

Speaking of great British actors, are you familiar with James D'Arcy? I adore him! He is absolutely dashing! Mr. D'Arcy is very talented as well. He is in a new movie that looks really good with Lucy Liu. It is called "Rise: Blood Hunter."

I agree that CSI really is not that realistic. Most forensic scientists do not go around like that! They go to crime scenes, but primarily stay in the lab, not questioning suspects. Detectives generally do that. Crossing Jordan seemed more realistic.

British slang is so fun to use! :lol: I especially love when they say things like "Her husband died and left her nothing, the poor old cow!" :P Whether or not they actually say that all the time I do not know. Many people in the U.S. would think people are being rude if they called them a cow. You all say "Blow me!" when something surprises you. Here, people would assume it meant something else. I find it amazing how we can speak the same language, yet use such different words.

Little Abigail is absolutely adorable, I am sure! Your son has quite a few cousins! He is like me, the more the merrier! My cousins have all had child after child. During the past nine years, there has been a baby boom, and there are like 20 second cousins of mine now! One of my cousins is expecting her sixth child now!

Dear Mia,

I am glad you got your results back! What a bummer mercury is not being excreted yet! However, it is good that it shows the other metals are probably stirring it up for now. This could mean the chelation is working. Things like this do take time.

I have a feeling the muscle testing will reveal some good information. It can show a lot. The body speaks to us, but we must listen. Using this testing method is a good way to begin listening to what your body wants and what it does not. Let us know what you find out! We will all be anxious to hear!

Finding out which supplements test well is a good idea. Maybe there will be reasons why your system did not tolerate the others. That would be good to know. Then you will not get paired with other incompatible supplements. Saving yourself misery and money is always good!

Do you mean you are going through more chelations? Is this the IVs again? Or is it a supplement? From what you wrote, it sounds like you are going to take a chelating agent from now on. Is that what you meant?

Dear Sherry,

Thank you for the cookie recipes! They sound so good! I am like you, I do not like strong molasses. I absolutely cannot stand the taste of blackstrap molasses! These cookies sound like they are going to taste a lot like gingerbread!

Maybe this next batch of cinnamon rolls will work perfectly! You never know! I have had my own cookie recipes for years, so converting them to gluten-free was pretty easy. Bread and other things are different, though. Gluten-free is one thing, but when you cannot have yeast, that complicates things a lot more. I miss Cinnabon. I know they used Indonesian cinnamon in their rolls.

Chocolate cookies are always nice. My brother will definitely appreciate some cookies. I do not think he would care what they are made of. At this point, being new to gluten-free is difficult enough. Life without pastries is hard for him. I plan on making us both some nice treats this week.

Sincerely,

Jin

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Sorry, drive-by post....

Funk is slightly lifted...but still feel like Charlie Brown under his stupid rain cloud, lol. :lol:

It's move day at work, so I'll probably be sort of busy most of the day.

Tomorrow is the 11th anniversary of my dad's death...I hadn't thought about that much, so didn't think it played any part in my funk and through the years, I've been able to think about him without being depressed, but this morning he was on my mind quite a bit, so it may be more of a factor than I thought...especially combined with the meds and health and such.

I called my friend (the one who stopped by the other night) and feel like a bigger heel than ever, lol. She had said in church on Sunday that she wanted to talk to me about something, and would call (didn't expect her to stop by though, lol)... (a side note for background....another friend had put me on the church-wide prayer list so the whole church is praying for me)

Well, she said since she saw me on the prayer list, that she was awaken in the middle of the night one night with an idea and that God wanted her to help me. So when I talked to her last night, she said she'd been thinking and that maybe the church can help me with the carpet. Don't know how that will turn out, but at least it's an option I hadn't thought of before. I'm hesitant to pursue that though because there are so many other people in worse situations than I who need help more, but I told her I'd consider it. She also told me there are a group of men in the church who by trade are electricians, painters, carpenters, etc. who go out and help people in the church who need help with stuff like that, so at the very least, I might be able to get some help with painting and putting up curtain rods (all of which I used to do myself :angry: ) and stuff like that. My porch light is hanging by it's wire. :(

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Donna,

Your friend and those people at your church are true angels. Let them help you--look at it this way--by making your home more healthy, you will heal much faster and will then be able to pay it forward by offering help to someone else one day. :) Also, getting a few things taken care of, like the light, will help in the stress dept. ;)

Remember the happy times that you shared with your dad, I know that this must be a difficult few days for you.

Stupid Charlie Brown rain cloud :angry:

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Oops--I was too slow :P

:) No, I was just fast. :P:lol:

....That was me. ;) That's cool, I didn't look at the video, just got a copy of the manual. EFT is Emotional Freedom Technique. You do tapping on the acupressure points while saying a phrase of affirmation or a phrase representing what you are feeling bad about (could even be a physical symptom).

A professional technique that is somewhat similar is EMDR. Therapists use a side to side stimulus to stimulate right brain left brain connections, because trauma memory is more right side and hard to access from left brain activity. They also have the phrases that are used at the same time, but the technique is quite a bit more sophisticated than this EFT which can be done on your own. (You can learn to do EMDR on yourself a bit too, but only from a therapist.)

Maybe we ought to do our own little research and see what happens if our group here tries it every day.???

I have to read the manual yet but I am curious.

I've actually never believed anything I've ever read from Quackwatch. I dont even have any interest in what that guy says....EVER.

He is anti - everything that is alternative. And I mean *everything*. You can look up anything that is ever used in alternative treatments and this guy has written an article bashing it.

He is not a reliable source of info. in my opinion.

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I agree with you Rachel, in fact I think if you want to know how pharmaceutical companies want you to think it is a great site to discover that.

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Julie, Donna and I both did detox baths....I think I missed what was happening with Donna when it caused problems. Probably I was out of town. I did it twice, but can't at home because I don't have a tub. I'll try again in a week or so. Seemed to cause a lot of headache and congestion for me, so it really stirred things up. Want to see if it happens again. Maybe I'll put less in the tub.

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Sherry, I've had the detox baths trigger migraines so be careful. :)

The funk persists. <_< One of my friends (a very sweet elderly lady from church) stopped by last night and I wouldn't even let her come in! :( I haven't cleaned my house in months, and it was after 7:00, which is nearly my bedtime, lol, and I wouldn't let her in. I feel HORRIBLE about that. This is one special lady to me, and I wouldn't let her in. :( That brought on a crying jag. Talk about stirring up emotions, lol.

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Donna, sending hugs and :wub: I know the funk too. :( Please try to take care of your precious self.

I'm way behind now, I started this yesterday and then crashed, third day on the low oxalate diet and I am achy and tired, off to do a castor oil pack but I'll be back. :)

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drive by

Julie M.............OUTSTANDING CNN POST FROM LARRY KING..........THANKS SO MUCH

DONNA THESE ANNIV ARE SO HARD.

lOST BOTH MOM AND DADDY TOO.....I'LL HUG YOU FOR YOUR DADDY

HI JIN FOR THE RECAPS

JUDY

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Julie M.............OUTSTANDING CNN POST FROM LARRY KING..........THANKS SO MUCH

DONNA THESE ANNIV ARE SO HARD.

lOST BOTH MOM AND DADDY TOO.....I'LL HUG YOU FOR YOUR DADDY

HI JIN FOR THE RECAPS

JUDY

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Donna, I agree with Patti :) Accept all the help you can get girl :)

Jin, we do not talk like that in the UK! Don't watch those shows ;) Polite people wouldn't go round calling others cows and 'blow me' is archaic. It may be used by the older generation a bit, but us youngsters :P wouldn't have to go to the US to assume it meant something else...

Thanks for your scientificness about serotonin. I do have problems with my blood sugar (nothing diagnosable by blood tests though) and get very ratty if it drops. I guess prior to going on the diet, I was probably self-medicating with the cakes and biscuits and chocolate :rolleyes: I will look into the zinc/ serotonin thing. I have read research that says supplementing with zinc does have a beneficial effect on depression, but it didn't say why or how.

Rinne, sorry I wasn't around to post when you announced about your new bars. They sound fantastic :) Will you ship to the UK?

Susie x

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Jin, just had a quick surf and your hunch was correct, zinc deficiency is related to low serotonin production. Light bulb moment! Will try to research more later and let you know what I come up with. Thanks again :D

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Am I on your list to receive information on Seth? I am not sure if I gave you my e-mail. If need be, I can PM it to you.

You need to PM me your email address. It will be for everyone. :)

I decided to go ahead and make an appointment with the women i saw for colonics who does the muscle testing for allergies. So i have an appt. today and i am actually really looking forward to it. I am gonna pack up not only the supplements i am taking but ones i have tried to take. ALso my doctor wants me to stop buy and get a sample of the EDTA and the DMPS for her to test those as well - i think this is a great idea!!!

Glad to hear that some of the metals have gone down. Hopefully the mercury won't mess with you too much more.

I'll be waiting to hear how your muscle testing goes today. :)

Well, she said since she saw me on the prayer list, that she was awaken in the middle of the night one night with an idea and that God wanted her to help me. So when I talked to her last night, she said she'd been thinking and that maybe the church can help me with the carpet. Don't know how that will turn out, but at least it's an option I hadn't thought of before. I'm hesitant to pursue that though because there are so many other people in worse situations than I who need help more, but I told her I'd consider it. She also told me there are a group of men in the church who by trade are electricians, painters, carpenters, etc. who go out and help people in the church who need help with stuff like that, so at the very least, I might be able to get some help with painting and putting up curtain rods (all of which I used to do myself :angry: ) and stuff like that. My porch light is hanging by it's wire. :(

I'd accept whatever help people are willing to offer. God will encourage those to help who need to, you just have to accept it. I know it's hard, but you'll feel better.

I'm way behind now, I started this yesterday and then crashed, third day on the low oxalate diet and I am achy and tired, off to do a castor oil pack but I'll be back. :)

Hope you get through this quickly Rinne! I like seeing you back on here again too. :D

Susie,

Hope you get to see your new neice this weekend. :)

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Sorry, double post....it said it hadn't gone through.

Not much going on with us. Mitch's miles this month have been very short. He'll be over 2000 miles under what he normally is. Makes for a very short month. I'm hoping this doesn't continue as we won't be able to afford to restock our supplements at this rate. I've already cut down the food budget some more. Hopefully it won't hurt us too much as we have stocked up on some meat, just don't want to go through it faster than when I can reorder again.

Still need to eat more veggies but it's also hard on a more restricted budget, along with children who think the only two food group are grains and fruit. :lol:

My tooth socket is feeling much better. Still can't chew on that side though. In other news, we have the week of from eating bread as M (I think it was him) stole 1/2 loaf of bread. I don't know why he's gotten into sneaking food. He wasn't feeling too good a couple days ago so I'm pretty sure it was bread overload. The candida probably had a field day. We've been having rice tortillas like a sandwich instead.

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Just saw an article that new home sales are down.....a seven year low......that doesn't bode well for us and hubby's miles. :(

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OMG....I might be on to something!!! :o

Seriously.... :lol:

Check out my last 4 or 5 posts in the "Oxalates" thread.

I gotta go back to work now. :)

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HEY, quick announcent, although nobody seems to be around.... :lol:

Jenny McCarthy and Holly Robinson peete are on Larry king Live right NOW (10:30 pm mst), although it's pretty much over, I wish I would have caught it earlier. BUT, you can go to the website and get info about what they talked about, LOTS of alternative stuff and a DEMAND for mainstream medical to acknowledge the fact that autism is being diagnosed at an alarming rate, epidemic levels, and vaccines, heavy metals, bacterias, viruses, fungi, yeasts, molds, the typical American diet, etc. all play a role.

Julie....thanks for the links. :)

Judy copied your post over to the Jenny McCarthy/View thread. Here was my joyful response. :D

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Words cannot even describe how happy I am that this is FINALLY getting out there. :):)

Autism *is* an epidemic and hopefully more and more people will turn their backs on the medical community that continues to do *nothing* to get these kids better. The alternative treatments are working!!

Its not just the kids who are suffering from the issues mentioned.....many of the adults diagnosed with Fibro, CFS, IBS, plus autoimmune diseases across the board....are dealing with these same issues behind their chronic illness.

Western medicine isn't doing anything for Autism and they arent doing anything for the adults who are chronically ill. Its about time that someone is demanding acknowledgement from the medical community and taking it to the media.

Go Jenny!

The only way change is going to take place is if people dont continue to settle for the BS that the medical community has been dishing out for so long now.

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Great post Rachel, I didn't realize there was a thread started on the Jenny McCarthy/autism issue :huh: I guess I should venture out of the OMG once in a while.....

I LOVE when she brings up the gut/brain connection, so it isn't just exclusive to autism- and you said it so brilliantly, that this goes beyond children suffering with autism, it's manifesting in so many different ways in adults with compromised systems as well. This potentially could break through and blow the top off of many chronic illnesses, auto-immunity etc. I just CAN'T help but think of the day I was forced to get another MMR vaccine before entering college :(

I went to the Oxalate thread to read your last several posts, I'm still a little confused about it all ties in, I'll be waiting for you to break it all down for the brain-fogged :lol: I'm thinking it's yet another thing connected to yeast/mold/fungus, specifically aspergillus?? I clearly have a lot of reading and researching to do...

Donna, I am so sorry Charlie Brown has got you down :angry: I can't help but wonder if it's something new you are taking, or all the detox you've been doing has taken its toll, this just doesn't seem like you. I'm sure thinking about you my friend. Take good care of yourself :)

rinne, what kind of detox bath were you doing? Just comparing notes as i am trying to decide whether or not to try on. I also have all my materials for castor oil packs, I used to do them ALL the time several years ago and I haven't in a long while, but I am ready to get going with them again. I have to wait a week since I was told NOT to do them during mentruation (sorry too much info for the guys...but it's true!). Are you noticing any positive affects?

Anyone needing a good laugh today I posted a link to a hilarious video in the Silly Yak thread :D

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SO for now the plan is to go to this women and see what she finds and than figure out a good plan for suppplements and so on. I am going to keep going on with the EDTA chelations. After 5 more i am going to the DMPS provoked test to see whats going on with the mercury.

I hope everything goes well with your muscle testing. :)

I think its great that your Dr. is having you take the DMPS and EDTA to test as well. Alot of people do have sensitivities to these which can cause unpleasant symptoms. People also tend to develop a sensitivity after a few sessions so it might be good to have her retest you if you begin to notice any symptoms throughout your treatment.

Looking forward to hearing how it all turns out. :)

Donna, I agree with everything Patti said. You deserve to be well and if the church offers to help...please accept their generosity without feeling bad. Just know that you are worth it!! Its nice that you have so many people caring about you and keeping you in their prayers. You have all of us here too!

I'll be thinking about you and hoping you are doing ok emotionally through these next few days.

I agree with you Rachel, in fact I think if you want to know how pharmaceutical companies want you to think it is a great site to discover that.

Yup....thats my feeling as well. Its not unlike going to the Dr.'s and having them tell you "its all in your head". I think everything I've ever mentioned here in this thread is totally dismissed by the medical community and definately regarded as "quackery" on the quackwatch site.

Its not hard to figure out who the *real* quacks are. :rolleyes:

Did you guys know that the FDA is now going after Stevia??!!

FDA CRACKS DOWN ON

NATURAL HERBAL SWEETENER, STEVIA

The FDA, under pressure from the powerful sugar and artificial sweetener lobby, has issued a warning letter to Celestial Seasonings for using a popular natural sweetener in some of its teas.

The letter indicates the FDA classifies the herb stevia as "unsafe", even though it is a main staple sweetener in countries like China and Japan and has been used without negative health effects by indigenous people for at least 400 years.

In the FDA's letter to Celestial Seasonings, the agency aggressively condemns the use of the herb, noting that "enforcement action may include seizure of violative products".

The FDA claims no evidence has been provided to the agency regarding the herb's safety, but federal records reveal the FDA has received over a thousand scientific studies regarding stevia, and all but one of them verify the safety of the herb.

In sharp contrast, nearly half of the studies provided to the FDA regarding the artificial sweetener aspartame, previously owned by Monsanto, indicate serious health concerns, yet it is one of the most commonly used (and one of the most profitable) sweeteners in the U.S.

The OCA has also verified the FDA has strengthened enforcement of stevia imports at the borders. Last week, the agency updated a document that mandates detainment of imported food products containing stevia.

As usual the FDA is not necessarily looking out for the consumer. <_<

The FDA has approved some of the most toxic things in our food supply and these things are still used in large amounts regardless of studies indicating health risks. :angry:

This is all about stevia making its way into mainstream products and creating competition for the big money makers...the artificial sweetener industries.

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I LOVE when she brings up the gut/brain connection, so it isn't just exclusive to autism- and you said it so brilliantly, that this goes beyond children suffering with autism, it's manifesting in so many different ways in adults with compromised systems as well. This potentially could break through and blow the top off of many chronic illnesses, auto-immunity etc. I just CAN'T help but think of the day I was forced to get another MMR vaccine before entering college :(

Julie...I'm totally with you on that!! ;)

I'm loving that she is bringing up all these issues and putting in the faces of the medical community.

I'm praying that people do start to take notice and question what the mainstream Dr.'s are telling them. This info. *can* blow the top off....but only if people out there are listening and wanting to understand why they are sick.

Its amazing how many people actually "accept" their illnesses and are not really interested in finding a resolution. It blows me away because my mind just goes in a completely different direction. I want to understand *why* these things are happening....*what* is causing it and *how* can it be prevented. I dont accept the lame answers that the medical community gives us and I'm glad that McCarthy is putting it all out there.

The treatment her and her son got from the mainstream Dr.'s is typical...and sadly "the norm". She explains it all so well in her book and I LOVE that she wasnt afraid to tell it like it is.

There are alot of parents out there who do support the medical community and do not want anything to do with these alternative treatments for their autistic children. I cant comprehend it and I dont want to be judgemental but I *know* that if my child were going through this I would try everything....yet many are not even willing to try the gluten-free/cf diet. :(

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Hi all

Rachel thanks for telling juliem i posted.

i started that link Julie, and was just so impressed by the 3 shows she's been on.

Rachel, if you can take a few minutes ----and all the rest---it's worth watching.

the Dr who is on with Jenny and Holly is the Dr who Jenny went to for help.

I think you'd all be impressed by his answers. He thinks more Dr's need to listen to the

'MOM'S INSTINCTS' AS SHE PUTS IT.............i think it was.

the new CDC report they read on there was a change from the one they read on the the Oprah show.

Man they can sure 'slither like a snake' around the truth' but..............they are not coming out smelling like roses that's for sure.

Makes me want to puke... :ph34r::ph34r::angry:

Julie..........how would you like it if...................you were me............the mom who's son's ped...said..woops..........." We gave him the MMR to young' (at 9 months) so have to give again at 15 months and DID it...........

THEN HE GOT IT AGAIN WHEN ENTERING COLLEGE.

MY SON IS A FUNCTIONING DYSLECTIC......................AND BOY DID WE HAVE TO ADVOCATE FOR HIM ALL THROUGH SCHOOL.

SPECIAL PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR 5 YEARS THAT COST MORE THAN HIS WHOLE 4 YEAR COLLEGE TUTION...............

THIS IS A VERY 'FIERY' SUBJECT FOR ME TOO.

HUGS ALL

J

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Drive by hello (or POOPING in to say hello!). It's been too long so I just wanted to pop in and say hi, hope everyone is doing well and give everyone a BIG HUG!

I'm doing OK- on mega amounts of abx, etc for the Lyme (found out I have babesia, bartonella, mycoplasma and erlichiosis) so treatment has NOT been fun but I'm managing to hang in there and hold onto hope.

Hugs to all!

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