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The Fluffy Assassin

The Whole Sordid Story, Near As I Can Figure Out

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Glad to hear you are doing so much better! It really is so nice to be able to exercise! Something one really appreciates when you have gone through a period of time when you can't. Stirs up the mitochondria and all that and makes you feel young again!

I suggested the olive leaf due to you mentioning the aspergillus--which I have heard is very hard to kill using standard methods.

Am fighting something off myself--haven't been quite right ever since I took that damnable clindamycin for a week for an ear infection after which I had a delayed reaction and developed a type of projectile mucous colitis for a couple of weeks. Thank god its helping to use the olive leaf as well as large doses of the the enterically coated acidophilus as well as take the marshmallow root plus the detox herbs. I am going on walks but have yet to achieve using my malibu pilates chair again. Can tell I will very soon however. Am thinking of doing yoga tonight. Meanwhile I seem to be more sensitive than usual to various foods I think because of the devastation to my intestines due to the antibiotics. The AMA approach would be to take even more antibiotics! Arrgh!

Bea

I didn't mention aspergillus as I don't even know what that is (but hope I don't have it). What I have is Asperger's syndrome, meaning that I'm mildly autistic. Gluten-free casein-free soy-free seems to be helping, however. Good luck defeating your current infection; hope it passes quickly.


The fluffy assassin? My cat, Amelia. Just fluffy, really.

About '02, lactose intolerance hit. Quit gluten in late '07. Immediately had better energy, less anxiety.

By '09, no lactose intolerance, but I gave up dairy 7/18/09 anyway (and in August soy). Restarted dairy, Nov' '10; stopped for good, December.

9/12/09 Wound up in the emergency room with what turned out to be hypothyroid symptoms. Resolved quickly when I got my iodine levels up. If you're on a whole foods diet, make sure you get enough iodine. Believe me!

PS: Fluoridation sucks.

PPS: You might enjoy my blog, Writing When The Cat Lets Me.

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Right now I'm astounded and swearing my head off (but not on this forum). I couldn't figure out why on earth my gluten intolerance issues were lessening but my RA and and glands (or thryroids) were going bonkers. Sometimes, more like rarely, I do get pins and needles. :huh:

More so tho, my elbows and hands start to ache, then progresses to my thyroid, and then I'm on that awful 'dirty drug high' as I call it and I am in pain. Even if flouride isn't the cause I am definitely going to try purifying my water and hope that alleviates the symptoms. Even that would be good.

Considering I just had a real bad attack this week, Fluffy Assassin your timing is very good. With any luck I can avoid another. And my cats thank you too. :rolleyes:

Welcome to the board! By all means, try reverse-osmosis purified water, and I hope it turns out well for you and for your cats. But again I must mention that I'm no doctor, nutritionist or dietitian. It's something worth trying, but nothing I can guarantee. You might not see any changes in yourself for a month or more, but your cats ought to be more energetic almost immediately. Anyway. that was my experience with Amelia. Good luck, and again, welcome.


The fluffy assassin? My cat, Amelia. Just fluffy, really.

About '02, lactose intolerance hit. Quit gluten in late '07. Immediately had better energy, less anxiety.

By '09, no lactose intolerance, but I gave up dairy 7/18/09 anyway (and in August soy). Restarted dairy, Nov' '10; stopped for good, December.

9/12/09 Wound up in the emergency room with what turned out to be hypothyroid symptoms. Resolved quickly when I got my iodine levels up. If you're on a whole foods diet, make sure you get enough iodine. Believe me!

PS: Fluoridation sucks.

PPS: You might enjoy my blog, Writing When The Cat Lets Me.

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Now a reply to myself just to say: MAN I'm an idiot. As I remarked in the OP, I've been eating guacamole with practically every meal and coconut with 2 out of 3 meals (all but breakfast, in other words). Our vocabulary words for the day are vasoconstrictor and vasodilator; they mean a substance that constricts or opens, respectively, your blood vessels, be it a drug or a food. Guess what coconut and avocado are? According to stuff I've found on the Internet (so take with the usual grain of salt-- wait that's a vasoconstrictor, too) they're both vasoconstrictors. So my cold and pins and needles sensations in my hands and feet and the odd numbness in my thigh and forearm might be easily explained. Soooo I'm easing up on the guacamole and coconut unless I also eat fish or cucumbers (supposedly vasodilators).


The fluffy assassin? My cat, Amelia. Just fluffy, really.

About '02, lactose intolerance hit. Quit gluten in late '07. Immediately had better energy, less anxiety.

By '09, no lactose intolerance, but I gave up dairy 7/18/09 anyway (and in August soy). Restarted dairy, Nov' '10; stopped for good, December.

9/12/09 Wound up in the emergency room with what turned out to be hypothyroid symptoms. Resolved quickly when I got my iodine levels up. If you're on a whole foods diet, make sure you get enough iodine. Believe me!

PS: Fluoridation sucks.

PPS: You might enjoy my blog, Writing When The Cat Lets Me.

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