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Well Susie, I can honestly say I haven't had THAT "problem", lol. So, no advice on the pee situation. :lol:

I can tell you that Oil of Oregano tastes AWFUL! Yuck.

Just started taking that this morning (rotating it every couple of weeks with caprylic acid). Oh yuck.

Did I mention it is yucky! :wacko:

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Going to have some lovely hot water and lemon juice now, almost as addictive as chocolate ;)

Somehow this doesn't sound quite as good to me.

I'm heading over to read the article. Hubby says no more chocolate........sounds like the nibs may be ok?.......just not processed chocolate. Of course, maybe nibs are semi processed and still have some lead.

I can tell you that Oil of Oregano tastes AWFUL! Yuck.

Just started taking that this morning (rotating it every couple of weeks with caprylic acid). Oh yuck.

Did I mention it is yucky! :wacko:

You just make me want to run out and buy some. :huh: NOT!!! :lol:

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Julie-

what things did you do to get your bowels moving?

Well, what worked for me might not work for all, but after so many years of chronic constipation I went straight into doing lots of enemas, and then later a combination of lots of colonics and enemas, and during that time I completely lost the ability to move a bm on my own AND became increasingly more sensitive and more sensitive to any and all foods.

I stopped doing enemas and colonics to allow those muscles to do their thing. It took about a year and a half or so, with the addition of supplemental magnesium (and at that time my diet changes were in place- organic, whole foods, and elimination of problematic foods, gluten especially) , for my bowels to start to normally move. It was a very slow and kind of painful process.

As more time passed, and continues to pass, I have become completely regular, my bowels even seem healthier and I really feel I am digesting my food much better and I can eat a lot more things than I used to without any adverse effects.

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WARNING, PEE QUESTION AHEAD!!!

OK, so I've gone back on the no sugar, no yeast etc diet and I've noticed that, as usual when I start to do this, my pee smells of those honey covered wheat puffs :P This has happened too many times now for it to be just a coincidence, son I'm wondering what it means. Is it some sort of sugar dumping thing?

Sorry for the yuckiness!

Susie

Susie, sometimes when I have eaten something I am reacting to my pee smells sweet like you describe, I really don't know if this is from toxins detoxing or what.

I was convinced it was maybe a sign of diabetes, since it runs in my family and I had heard the sweet smelling urine was invovled, but I had all the necessary tests run and I am not diabetic.

Sorry, not really an answer, but maybe since you took things out of your diet recently something is shifting for you and coming out in your pee?

Urine, sweat, bm's are all the body's natural detox pathways.

Thanks for the lead in chocolate link :)

Donna, I think the oregano smells so strong, I can't even imagine how strong it tastes :o

I bought a bottle a few weeks ago but didn't start taking it yet and I can smell that closed, sealed bottle from a mile away :lol:

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Today at school I had what felt like a MAJOR hypoglycemia attack! I woke up at about 5 am and around 5.45 I had an omellete (with avocado and tomatoes and nothing else). Then I had decaf coffee ( :(<_< ) with hemp milk and cocoa powder. On my way to school I had starbursts (this is the problem with having a car...lol! I can stop anywhere and buy ANYTHING!!! :lol:) Then around 10 I was STARVING, so I had an apple!!!! I felt terrible. Then class started around 10.20 and we were revising essays and my friend was like...are you okay because I was shaking so badly I couldn't write without my handwriting looking like there was an earthquake. I stood up to get out of my chair and had to grab onto m desk because I almost fainted I was so dizzy. Then my teacher saw me and gave my lemon heads to give me a sugar rush because I was in such bad shape. It helped, but then they made me so nauseous I had to take Zofran. :( So, I guess my question is...is this because the sugar I ate...this usually doesn't happen. And, can you be hypoglycemic without having diabetes?

I talked to my mom about this and she said that I should try taking Chromium Picolonate to help with the blood sugar imbalance. Is this an okay supplement to take? Anything bad about it? (You all are so knowledgeable about these kinds of things...:)) Any answers to my millions of questions would be appreciated! :rolleyes: Thank you again!

Kassandra

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Kassandra,

Yikes!!!! Sorry about the episode at school. I don't have any productive answers for you though. :(

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Kassandra, I think it was likely the Starbursts in addition to over four hours without food. If I have sugar, I can't go four hours without food. I'd take a healthy snack to school so you can eat every two hours or so.

I don't know anything about the supplement you mentioned.

Do you drink water during the day? I get like that also when I don't get enough water.

I may feel like garbage with the bart treatment, but my stomach pain is gone! I still have problems with d, but the pain I used to get whenever I ate is gone. :)

We went to a school dinner at my daughter's school ... I had real pizza! I'm fine. I am able to eat gluten periodically and have not had real problems (which is why I'm only posting on this thread and the Silly Yak thread now).

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HI ANDREA...HAVEN'T SEEN YOU OR TALKED TO YOU LATELY.

HOW IS 'T'S THUMB..?

HOW ARE YOU HOLDING UP?

SORRY Kassandra, WISH I HAD SOME ADVICE...DOES YOU DR KNOW ABOUT THIS CONDITION OR IS THIS THE FIRST TIME?

JUDY

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Kassandra,

Chromium Picolonate is usually taken to balance blood sugar.

I find it easier to just make sure I eat protein with every meal and snack, and never sugar just by itself.

After your very early protein breakfast you went several hours on the coffee, starburst, and an apple. With your busy school schedule, late night studying, stress, and etc. it might benefit you to eat every two to three hours (but no longer than 4 hrs apart) a balanced meal or snack- making sure there is a protein, carb and healthy fat combo.

Carla, excellent news!

I'm glad your stomach pain is gone and how exciting real pizza :D . That's definitely a sign of improvement.

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I'm glad your stomach pain is gone and how exciting real pizza :D . That's definitely a sign of improvement.

And I had a brownie with ice cream for dessert ... okay, two brownies ... :P My once per month sugar treat ... now I have to wait for Thanksgiving for my next one.

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We went to a school dinner at my daughter's school ... I had real pizza! I'm fine. I am able to eat gluten periodically and have not had real problems (which is why I'm only posting on this thread and the Silly Yak thread now).

Yay on being able to eat more food again!

HI ANDREA...HAVEN'T SEEN YOU OR TALKED TO YOU LATELY.

I'm here Judy.

T doesn't complain about the thumb much. I'm doing ok. :) Gotta go eat dinner.

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Susie, sometimes when I have eaten something I am reacting to my pee smells sweet like you describe, I really don't know if this is from toxins detoxing or what.

I've had the same thing....its usually happening when my urine is particularly dark. I've always linked it with toxins and foods I've eaten. I noticed it especially when I used to eat grains...seems like the molds in grains and nuts affect me pretty badly and it changes the appearance/smell of my urine.

I find it easier to just make sure I eat protein with every meal and snack, and never sugar just by itself.

Same here. I dont eat sugars without protein or I'll get pretty messed up.

I didnt have these problems until I got sick and because of the symptoms I was tested about 4 times for diabetes during the first couple years. I dont have Diabetes. :)

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I saw Dr. S. tonight.....its been a few months since I've seen him. :)

Remember how he used to be so glum about my situation...and hang his head down with frusteration??

Well... there was NONE of that tonight. It was GREAT! :D

He kept saying that he was very impressed with the changes. :)

He just seemed pretty amazed by it...he was pretty stunned to hear all the supplements I'm able to take now!!

He said that even my body temp has gone way up...which would definately reduce the allergies.

He was wanting to know what I'm doing to have this much improvement. He wanted to know what specifically has made the biggest difference....but I dont really have an answer to that question. I just dont know?? :unsure:

I told him about the Japanese study I read about with regards to yeast and biotin. I told him I dont usually go for most stuff I read about as far as treatments for the yeast...but it felt "right" to me...so I tried it. It seems to be working. :)

We talked about that and he said that he had never heard of it BUT when something *works*....the way it does in the studies....there is usually something to it.

I told him I'd done alot of stuff with the other Dr....the LED's, all kinds of detox supplements, antimicrobials...DMSA, etc. Its hard to say whats helping the most.

He said he's been hearing good stuff about this Dr. and he knows Scott's been seeing him too. He asked me some questions about how LED works. I'm betting that in the future he'll be sending some of his patients over there for LED. :)

He's impressed that I've been on DMSA with no problems. He said that most likely its working...my body is tolerating this dose and is not having problems excreting.

I figured no symptoms is a good sign but I also want to make sure that the DMSA is actually GETTING TO the metals and that its able to get that part of the job done. He said most likely it is.

I told him what I'm thinking of as far as going to WA on a regular basis to make sure there are no hang-ups along the way. I know that some people can chelate forever and not get anywhere....I wanna make sure that doesnt happen to me.

He agreed that there can be "blocks" that some people have preventing them from getting all the metals out.

I told him I'm really wanting to do the provoked urine test now to see where I stand. He agreed that it would be good to get a baseline now....and that it will also let us know how well I'm getting rid of it along the way.

He said yeast and other infections are gonna make it harder to get rid of the metals....the more infections the more difficult it becomes. If I'm getting these somewhat under control it will be easier for the metals to leave.

He said that since he's impressed with my progress he'll make a deal with me. :)

If I come in and do an IV with minerals, Vit C, and glutathione....and do NOT have problems with it....I can then come back and do IV DMPS with the minerals/vit c/glutathione....for the challenge test. :D

I go in on Wed. for my first IV. They said I might be there 30 minutes....or maybe over an hour....depending on how well my veins handle it. I hope it goes smoothly....kinda scared since I've never had any IV's yet. Kinda excited at the same time though. :)

I asked him if he's ever using DMSA for chelation. He said he does occassionally but hes had much better results with IV DMPS. He said alot of his patients dont do well with DMSA because it seems to worsen digestive symptoms/yeast.

He mainly uses IV DMPS or DMPS topical cream.

I asked him if some of his patients totally get rid of the metals and become well. He said "Yeah...thats the purpose." :P

He said it depends alot on how many other issues are involved. Some people are able to just get rid of the metals and they are fine.....he said I'm one of the "special" cases...he doesnt know how it will turn out for me.

He said the results of the challenge test (and the ones that will come in the future) should tell us alot.

I told him I hope to have kids....so I'm wondering if I have enough time?? He said we just have to see how heavy the burden is and how well I'm moving it out.

He said I really need to clean up my body before I try to get pregnant because all of my issues will become my child's issues as well. I told him I'm well aware of it ....that I have no intention on trying until the toxic load is gone....I just want to know if I possibly still have time??

He said that it can still happen....just wait till we deal with the issues and it should be fine. :)

He said alot of his "mom" patients have children with the same issues. One he saw earlier today had 3 children...all with the same issues as their mom. :(

I hope eventually more and more people will become aware of this stuff. I think most people have no idea that they are toxic....let alone that it can be passed on to their child.

I'm concerned about the Vit C in the IV but I'm hoping that most of my reactions are coming from the gut....and that the IV will go smoothly. <crossing fingers>

He said he's leaving B vitamins out of my IV since most sensitive patients dont tolerate B's. :)

If I "pass"....I'll get to schedule my DMPS IV......which will be only 20% of full strength dose. I'm pretty sure thats what he said. Its gonna be a smaller dose but enough to get good results for the challenge.

He was happy that my CT scan was normal. He just said that the sinuses tend to "mirror" whats going on in the gut. So yeah.... when theres lots of fungus in the gut....theres most likely fungus in the sinuses as well.

It was the happiest visit I've had with him so far. :)

I'm just really excited that he's feeling good enough about my progress to say YES to the DMPS. :)

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Rachel, this is the best post I think I've ever read about you.

I'm just thrilled with your progress....................yeah.......

you sure deserve it.

hugs and congrats.

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Dear Julie,

I think I probably already knew what I wanted in the first place job-wise. I just needed something to confirm it. Thank you for your input. The instincts are the best bet. Those never have steered me wrong! No maladapted milieus there! :lol:

I am sorry to hear your Body Scan revealed such bad news. :( What a disappointment with all of those issues! I know how much this probably let you down. I know you are strong and can fix this. We are all here for you! Mia especially can understand where you are coming from with those parasites!

Lyme is a whole other problem, but they all are connected at some point. Nothing is left alone. Every single thing has a relationship with something else involved in health issues. We all have learned that from this thread. Now we are no longer taking shots in the dark at one useless target! Enlightenment can never come too soon!

Maybe a new doctor will shed light on a good protocol to correct all of these. I bet there is one near you and you did not even know! Naturopaths are difficult to find. I have yet to see any listed near here. There may be a Sikh chiropractor, though.

The cocoa sounds good! It is beginning to get cool now. I think that would be a good idea for me to try! These chocolate cravings are unbearable! Addictions suck!

Constipation actually was a symptom of my earlier life. As I got older, the other trouble surfaced more often. I get the C sometimes still, but at least now I know some plums will help. I hate laxatives, because they normally made me cramp.

Psyllium husk particularly was horrible!

I agree staying on topic is important. We want to remain here. The thread might be ignored by others seeking medical information if it is moved. That would be very bad! Scott certainly has been gracious in allowing us to build this thread and participate in it. Respect is the very least we can give him back! ;)

Dear Andrea,

The career crisis is now over! I am glad you are all honest. That is very helpful, even if you all were not any more certain than I was about my career path. How funny is that? Still, I appreciate it.

You are right about allergists. They completely ignore food allergies. The one I went to totally denied the possibility of their existence! How do you like that? I still owe her over $200, too! That was not money well spent, either.

Your children are the most adorable monsters I have ever seen, though! They really are beautiful. Besides, we all know if they are monsters, it is Mitch's fault. There is no way the got that from you! :lol: Afterall, he is a man.

At least you have 2 more months worth of supplements. That should help the children. Dr. E really is amazing! I am glad she seems to understand the cost issue. So many doctors I have seen act like money just drops in your lap out of the sky when you need it. :rolleyes: Maybe it does for a lot of them, but we do not get to make people wait an eternity, then charge them up the butt for only five to fifteen minutes where we then get nothing done to help our health, and finally pay a fortune (like a week's pay) for a single visit.

I am not sure if the nibs would be free of lead or not. That is a good question. I hope they are safer. How scary is that about chocolate and lead? Why did it have to be chocolate anyway? Why couldn't it have been something I never eat?

Dear tom,

It is wonderful about Chad doing so well. I cannot say enough about how proud of him I am. He is thrilled because he feels so much better. I am going to cook us Thanksgiving dinner. Since we will not be able to eat at my Grandma's, we might as well have a celebratory feast of our own!

Your social life sure is busy! That is great! My friends and I do not get to see much of each other, but I did see my best friend the other day. She and her fiance just bought a house. It is a one-story, one bath, three bedroom home. Steph also just began working a new job last month at the preschool. The stuff about the two year-olds she cares for is hilarious!

Are you in Phoenix again, now? If not, when are you flying back? It probably is not much cooler than when you left! That town rarely is below 100! I could never stand that.

Unmasking food allergies is difficult. The gluten always hides the other sensitivities. Some people do not develop them until later on after they have been gluten-free for months or even years. This varies widely from person to person. I hope I do not have more, but it is funny that I had a dream the other day that I was told I was casein and soy intolerant. Maybe I should cut them out and see how I do.

Thank you for the Shelly (or is it Shelley?) update. I was glad to hear things are going well for her. The children sound absolutely adorable. The mold issues maybe are cleared up by now. There are a lot of children she cares for in her home that could be effected by it.

Staying on topic is necessary. If we get moved, people might not find the thread. We have a lot of health information that needs to stay put! Rachel did not mean to upset anyone. She was speaking to us all. She probably used your quote because it was the first she could get a hold of to post. Looking through all of the other posts on it would take too long!

Donna will probably be difficult to catch. Cookies are her thing! She knows WF! Be careful, man! You have no idea what she is capable of!

I wish I did not need sweets. So far, no matter how long I go without sugar, I am still wanting it. The Candida is hungry. Then, it makes me hungry. I did find a supplement that has Grapefruit Seed Extract, Oil of Oregano, and some other good Candida-killing stuff. After I try my new plan, then I might try it.

Dear Rachel,

Going to see Andrea would be nice! The cost is much less than I thought it would be. Plane tickets always seem to be more than that. Of course, we live in the middle of podunk. Maybe that is why. No one wants to come here!

Yikes! Chocolate has lead in it? Oh no! I have been eating a Hershey Bar everyday for like two weeks! No wonder I am going stupid! Is there rehab for this? Help!

I do not think I could have children of my own. That is great that you can someday! We will all celebrate big time! Honestly, I do not want to pass this disease on to my child. I want them to be normal.

Thank you for the information on Andreanna Rainville, RN! She really is amazing. I cannot believe all she is so well trained in. The site is full of good information, too. One of those little machines would be nice!

Staying on topic is essential. The thread will be moved, and we cannot have that! Rachelville is here to stay! Scott has been very nice to allow us to have this thread. We should respect his wishes. I know it is difficult for you as a moderator trying to remind us without feeling bad. I understand that is your job, and do not take it personally.

Chips and salsa, and regular food! Wow, congratulations! You are getting well! This is proof! No scary reactions! Considering you have been on a strict diet so long, you deserve that much! I do not know how you did it!

Dear melmak5,

I say, if you feel better off of rice, stay off of it! I am glad you figured out some of the trouble. Any improvement is welcome when you feel as rough as we do a lot of the time! Don't you just love it when your family forgets to mention these important situations when you were young? My mother never told me until I got older that I spit up every formula and had to be placed on 2 percent milk. If only she had mentioned that to the doctors before, maybe I could have been diagnosed sooner! Thanks Mom! :angry:

Allergists really did nothing for me. They might help you, though. Hives are something they do know more about. Of course, if food is causing them, then maybe they cannot help you. Allergists often ignore food problems.

Dear Patti,

I am glad you are keeping organized. Moving is stressful. Knowing where things are is a big help. Just do what you can, when you can. I suppose you are in the motel about now. Hopefully, everything is working out with your microwave and refrigerator!

Dear Carla,

The lead in chocolate article is frightening! Processed cocoa powder I bet is really unhealthy. I shudder to think of it. I think it is time I go get the ingredients for your fudge. I bet my favorite healthfood store has all I need to make it.

LED detox kits exist? Who knew? I am glad you found the information on that! I am very excited to learn about this. It is something to keep in mind, and not as expensive as I expected.

I cannot believe flying to New York was so cheap! I thought it would be $500! Prices are normally pretty up there. Did you fly first class, or coach? I would love to go to New York! Particularly to see that LLMD! God, why does everything have to cost money?

What you said about metals and fertility is not surprising. Did you know the Ancient Romans were sterile and went insane?

They had lead poisoning! Their plumbing was made of lead pipes! This is something they almost never speak of in history classes. I learned about it from our speech teacher in high school.

I wish I did not want sweets. I do taste the sweetness of fruit and vegetables as well, though. The trouble is processed sugar has addictive properties. Once I get off the processed stuff, I am sure I will do better. Maple syrup is something I tolerate well. I also read it is alkaline.

We shop all the time off and on. There is always something we are out of! Mom and Dad practically live at Wal-Mart! They go there a lot. I would say, we probably have to get something there at least three times per week. Maybe you will get your kitchen back sooner than expected, and you can shop again!

You got to have real pizza! That is terrific! I wish I was you right now! The progress is amazing! Take a bite for me! Those brownies sounded good with ice cream, too!

Dear Kassandra,

I am glad you are doing a bit better. Some improvement is always good! Plus, it is a lot better than none. I could go for even the smallest improvement there is! I am not picky.

The blueberry poo is dark! I have had that scare me before. Thank goodness it was nothing serious! At the time, I was terrified. You just never think about it until later!

Bloating is something I have major issues with. Candida is probably the cause for me. Yours may be different. However, due to the pancakes causing it, it sounds like high carbohydrate foods set it off. This would point to yeast.

Everything I eat makes me queasy, too. Sometimes I get away with eating something, but it is rare. I have tried so many things to fix it, but nothing has totally remedied the situation yet. Lactose and gluten are huge problems. I am beginning to think acidity is a good possibility, so I am going to plan most of my diet around alkaline foods.

Your appointment for your back is soon. I am sure they will figure out something. Until then, hope for the best. Even if they cannot get you in before Halloween, you can still maybe get help. Back pain is very hard to live with.

Lyme testing is a good idea. I would go for it. The worst that happens is nothing shows up. Judging by the GI issues and other things, I would not be surprised if you have it. My doctor is going to get this done. I am tired of waiting. I feel like I am waiting to die.

No antibiotics for me, either! I do not need more trouble with the yeast. It is already out of control. I cannot do anymore.

Herbal protocols will be my best option. Antifungal meds probably would not set well, either. My system does not like much of anything.

At least the salmon oil is helping you keep up with everything. That is good! Shopping so often can be exhausting! I know we can easily spend two hours in any grocery! I like Schnuck's because I know where everything is. However, Wal-Mart's Supercenter is generally less expensive. Their Great Value brand is labeled gluten-free, too.

I believe you with the wisdom teeth! I have my bottom two making me have full-body migraines half of the time. They really make things miserable. I began getting my wisdom teeth at your age. Chewing gum helps a lot. I felt like chewing on a brick when my top teeth came in.

I second the no carbs my themselves, especially sugar! I am hypoglycemic, too. The Zone really is a smart way to balance blood sugar. I had more energy on it. I am going to go back on it. I get spells like you had today when I have candy and then wait a couple hours. Eating every four hours really helps. I even have to get up and eat when I am sleeping, because my blood sugar will get low and I cannot sleep.

Dear Rinne,

I love the word renutrify! That is now in the Rachelville dictionary! Making up words is fun. I am trying to think of some. I am also working on Rachelville laws. Since renutrify is now a word, I must use it constantly! If I do not renutrify, it will cause a maladapted milieu. :)

That is great you have not had withdrawal from cigarettes. So many people do. My mother still craves them all these years later! She stopped smoking when I was 3! It probably does not help Dad smokes like a chimney.

Rachelville's first baby is a lot of excitement! Ami is our first member to become a mommy while on the thread! How cool is that? Maybe we could have a parade! Lots of Rinne Bars will be at the celebration when the baby is born!

Your chocolate suggestions sound great! I am going to try some of those. Not eating too much is alright. My trouble is, I overdo the caffeine. I have been cutting down as of late.

Dear Mia,

Those ionic foot baths sound nice! I had no idea about oil indicating organs not working properly. The pancreas and liver are typically stressed when that occurs? I am glad you are starting a new protocol to fix that. I am sure you will feel better in no time!

Lymph massages sound very helpful. I think Donna and Rachel had them before. Those are helpful to get things moving.

You do not want them clogged up. I need to start rebounding. The trouble right now is finding a place to put my trampoline.

I think we do pretty well with staying on topic. Straying is natural at times. We all have a lot going on. Humor is good, but we do not want to become a thread of idle chatter, either. Our little thread is just the right mixture of scientificness and silliness, and we need to keep it that way!

Metals hopefully are being excreted. The test will take a bit to come back. They always do. This is especially so when you are desperate for the results. It can drive you crazy! Keep us posted!

Parasite supplements can be hard on you. The metals will be released from worms if present as they die. This can make you feel very rough. I cannot believe how immune those creatures seem to be. I am surprised at how strong they are.

Dear Susie,

The non-profit organization you gave the link for looks like they do a lot of good. I hope one day I can afford to donate to their efforts. Then, they can help even more people! It is about time someone raises awareness about these things. Speaking of, I got to tape the Larry King episode Jenny McCarthy was on the other night. I am anxious to watch it.

I have been eating chocolate like crazy, too. I am glad you were able to stop. The lead might explain my going stupid. I cannot concentrate worth anything lately. Too much caffeine is a more likely suspect, though. Thank you for the article, by the way!

It is wonderful you are back on the wagon! I need to do some lemon water. Maybe it will kill these sweet cravings! Nearly all the foods I eat are acidic. That may be why the yeast is flourishing so much. Candida needs an acidic environment to survive and thrive. If I can alkalinize my body some, maybe that will help kill it!

Dear Ami,

I bet you are surprised! Metals are very bad for fertility. Rome knows that. If only they would have known their plumbing was killing them off. How sad is that?

Finding a new O.B. is stressful. I can understand your concern. Recommendations are not always good to go by, either.

I do not know if there are any naturopathic O.B.s, but there could be. A regular one could be just as good, though. Do you have a doctor you could ask?

Dear Judy,

Lymph massages might be nice. Do they hurt? I would be nervous. I hurt if someone so much as bumps into me. Fibromyalgia makes everything hurt!

I do not want us to move, either! I like it here! We need to be warned if we are moved for any reason. If not, we will lose each other. That would be awful!

Dear Donna,

I have been reading along, but have been watching way too much television to post! I need to stop that! My eyes are too strained. Next Tuesday I have an appointment, but do not know if I can make it. I need a ride! Mom has a stress test, Dad is working, and so I called Chad to see if he could take me. Maybe he will call soon to let me know.

Chocolate is a horrible addiction. I have really been eating way more of it than I should be. Caffeine is okay, but not this much caffeine! I am doing a bit better now. I need to figure something out! Carla's fudge sounds like a good idea.

Oil of oregano is potent stuff from what I hear! :lol: I am going to be careful if I ever get any. A shot glass comes to mind. You should have seen Dad's face when I asked him if we had one! That was funny! Too bad my camera is filled up!

Only about two weeks until cruise time! Are you excited? I am, and I am not even going! Make sure you take a ton of pics! We will all want to see! The beach will be so beautiful!

Dear Sherry,

Could you tell me the name of the supplement you use for nausea again? I know it was licorice root or something, but it was LGS or some abbreviated name. Where do you get it? How much does it cost? I was thinking, maybe it would not only help with the nausea without making me drowsy, but help with my low blood pressure a bit.

Rachel meant that statement for all of us. I agree that she was not directing it at tom. She did not want to single anyone out. Our friend just wants to make sure we respect Scott's rules since he allows us to meet here. We all want to stay here, so we are more than happy to comply.

Sincerely,

Jin

P.S. My career crisis is over. I weighed the pros and cons. Being an attorney certainly fits me better. So, there you have it!

I think I already knew deep down anyway. Now, if I can just get rich so I can go to law school once I am able to get a Bachelor's degree, that would help!

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Well... there was NONE of that tonight. It was GREAT! :D

Another great report!!!! :D

Talk to Laura about IV's. She's lived through alot of them. I think she's done now......are you done with the IV's Laura?

Also on the children having the same problems as the mothers......that'd be our family too. Mitch is included in that mix too. We all have pretty similar issues.

Your children are the most adorable monsters I have ever seen, though! They really are beautiful. Besides, we all know if they are monsters, it is Mitch's fault. There is no way the got that from you! :lol: Afterall, he is a man.

LED detox kits exist? Who knew? I am glad you found the information on that! I am very excited to learn about this. It is something to keep in mind, and not as expensive as I expected.

The comment about Mitch. :lol::lol:

The Laser kits Carla was refering to aren't LED kits. LED is only done by someone trained to do them.

I forgot to say Yay for Chad earlier. :)

Your dad's face. :lol:

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Dear Rachel,

I would have responded to your post about the doctor appointment has I seen it! I wonder why it did not show up? This forum can be so odd sometimes. How awful is that? This is the third time this site has done that.

I am thrilled your appointment with Dr. S was so encouraging! Maybe the IVs will workout alright! We all will have our fingers crossed for you! This is exciting! Those metals should come out, and then you can get rid of the fungus, too!

Dear Laura,

I did not forget about you, but did not have any room to post hello! My post was so long already! So, what are you up to? How are you doing? Are those new abx and supplements doing the job?

Dear Andrea,

I say, when in doubt, blame the husband. That is my philosophy. It works for Roseanne.

If it works for her, it can work for us, too! She is a good role model for housewives.

Thank you for clearing up the LED and detox kit confusion. I knew they were not exactly like each other. Is one a cold laser? This is my brain on chocolate. It has got to go! No more of that! I am probably full of lead now!

Chad will appreciate your support. He does not have a computer. I use them a lot, so I have more tools accessible to me. Chad is not a computer person. In 7th or 8th grade, he beat one up at school! Sometimes, I think about giving this one a good smack, like yesterday, when it could not find the mouse.

Dad's face was hilarious! OMG, I was so in heaven with that! I should ask him about a bong or Turkish pipe next! That would be so funny! I could tell him that the Turkish pipe could be used like a neti pot! Naturally, he will then have to ask what a neti pot is, and I will make up something absurd to get a reaction. Yes, I am wicked, and I do not care! He he!

Sincerely,

Jin

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I'm really upset today (mainly because I only got 6 hours of sleep! I had an event at school last night too!) because I started to have something bother my stomach! I feel like I have a freakin' stomach ulcer. I'm worried because of all the NSAID's I have been taking for my back...eek! That's that.

As far as the hypoglycemia, I told my doctor I shake a lot throughout the day, and he put me on beta blockers!!!!! :angry: I told him I thought it was food related and he said it wasn't, even thought he didn't take blood or do the whole 6 hour blood sugar test. I think I need to demand it from him and tell my mom this is really serious. Especially because MAJOR blood sugar problems run in the family. I think it was the bad sugar combo also. I actaully got some gluten-free cerals and agave nectar so I can try to make some sort of tree nut free, gluten free, soy free and dairy free bar or sorts. I have seeds for protein and some gluten-free granola. I will attempt that later today.

Carla,

I am SO JEALOUS of you! I don't think I'll ever be able to eat pizza again! :( THat is such great progress though.... good for you! You deserved a piece of pizza!

Rachel,

Good for you too! That sounds like great headway has been made. Again, I am jealous! :(

Thanks for everyone's input, I will think about this more and talk it over with my mom.

Kassandra

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Rachel, I didn't think anything could be more exciting than the eating post you made, but this latest appointment with Dr. S is truly MORE exciting!!! Yay! I hope my next appointment with him goes half as well, lol.

Kassandra - it's been a while since I've read up on Chromium. I do know that I tried taking it about 5 years ago and didn't have good luck with it...but that's an individual thing I'm sure. My body just didn't like it. I'm sorry about the problems you're having...it sucks for sure! Stupid doctor! I'd insist on the test....although I have lots of symptoms of low blood sugar, and my body CAN'T metabolize the sugars well (which is why I SHOULDN'T be eating the chocolate), but I don't have diabetes.

Oil of oregano is potent stuff from what I hear! :lol: I am going to be careful if I ever get any. A shot glass comes to mind. You should have seen Dad's face when I asked him if we had one! That was funny! Too bad my camera is filled up!

Yeah, and that was only with FOUR drops. I felt sick for hours after each of the two times I took it. Today I only had ONE drop and still feel weird afterwards...least I'm not sick to my stomach from it today....yet.

Only about two weeks until cruise time! Are you excited? I am, and I am not even going! Make sure you take a ton of pics! We will all want to see! The beach will be so beautiful!

I'm definitely excited. We still haven't decided on the ATV ride, but if we do nothing at all, I'm perfectly happy to sit out on our balcony and watch the ocean or to watch all the people going wherever they're going. Hitting up the buffet, sipping my water, relaxing.

Pictures :lol: Don't encourage me. On my Europe vacation I took about 330! Didn't take that many on the Panama Canal last year though, but I know that my friend just got a new digital camera and is already "accessorizing" up. She bought a new 2 gig memory card. :lol::lol: I've been informed that she can take well over 1,000 pictures on the fine setting. :lol: :lol: Between the two of us we can surely get a few good ones.

However, neither one of us likes to have our picture taken, so don't expect to see either one of us in one. On the Panama cruise, we took a river raft ride...the "driver" wanted to take a picture of us...I think that may be the only one in existence of the two of us on vacation--ever...he took it with her camera though, so I don't have a copy. I have one of the back of her looking off the rear deck of the ship at the canal as the ship behind us was coming through (and I wasn't trying to take HER picture, I was going for the ship), lol. Those are the only two in existence I think. :P

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R: Wonderful news!!!!! Those IVs sound pretty similar to mine. I'm going away for yet another wedding, but I'll be in touch. Yes, I survived, but can't do them anymore.

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Jin

I know it's alot of work but so appreciate the up dates as it's the only way i can keep things straight but back off when you need to ........did i really read you take notes to do this.....you are the

RACHELVILLE ANGEL IF we don't have one.

Julie m sorry about tests

love you all

j

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Holy cow, Carla! I'm impressed!!!!!!! And jealous!
Yeah, I'm pretty happy about the food sensitivities going away!

However, don't be too jealous (this goes for you, too, Kassandra) .... the brownies were NOT as good as Namaste, AND the pizza tasted doughy. Maybe a different pizza would be better, but I think that over time you just lose the taste for white flour just like you do for sugar. I had cheese coneys a few weeks ago and wasn't impressed with them either even though I had missed them a lot. Also, I've been to Panera Bread a few times and end up taking the bread off my sandwich.

It's not as good as you remember it, trust me. Once you get the taste for real food, the "whites" don't taste that great anymore -- white flour, white bread, white sugar ...

And remember how nasty gluten-free bread tasted in the beginning? Well, our whole house had been gluten-free, but now that I'm not worried about contamination, I buy regular bread (I don't eat it). Well, only two kids out of six will eat it! The rest like the Kinnikinnick (at $5 per loaf!!) better!

I saw Dr. S. tonight.....its been a few months since I've seen him. :)

Remember how he used to be so glum about my situation...and hang his head down with frusteration??

Well... there was NONE of that tonight. It was GREAT! :D

This is wonderful news!

LED detox kits exist? Who knew? I am glad you found the information on that! I am very excited to learn about this. It is something to keep in mind, and not as expensive as I expected.

No, this laser is not for detoxing, it's for balancing.

I cannot believe flying to New York was so cheap! I thought it would be $500! Prices are normally pretty up there. Did you fly first class, or coach?

Coach. We fly a "puddle-jumper" (a small plane) and there is no first class on the whole plane. It's only three seats across.

What you said about metals and fertility is not surprising.
I didn't mention metals and fertility ... I don't know anything about how metals affect fertility. Body temperature, nutrition, supplements, thyroid ... I know how all that impacts it. :)

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Noglugirl - thanks, I most definitely am not eating rice again... at least not anytime soon.

Sadly, things are not staying on the up-and-up: http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?showtopic=39138

I feel like my body cannot get a break. Hopefully the allergist (who does do food testing) and the new GI will have some idea(s) as to what the hell is going on.

Applesauce and pickles I cannot subsist on forever.

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And remember how nasty gluten-free bread tasted in the beginning? Well, our whole house had been gluten-free, but now that I'm not worried about contamination, I buy regular bread (I don't eat it). Well, only two kids out of six will eat it! The rest like the Kinnikinnick (at $5 per loaf!!) better!

I don't blame them for prefering the kinnikinnick. :P You definately have to aquire the taste for sure. We'll never go back to gluten as we have the celiac genes.......I still do miss some things from the vegan diet we were on before though.

Donna,

Your cruise will be so exciting! :D Do you think you are in a better place healthwise this year? I hope you will get some rest on vacation so you don't get sick again this year.

Laura,

Good to see you pop in. Have a good time at the wedding. You are one busy person!

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