Archives for: August 2001, 10
Hello, Heidi!! It's good to have you back!!! How was your time off?
Thank you for veg gly and prunes poweder informations. I would like to give a sample of my veg gly (NOW) to some lab.check it out. How could I do that? Any idea? Must be expensive, right?
Well, This last month I started taking Live Cell and Deflect (plus Polyflora)for type O. Deflect is gone today. Should I take more? I remember when you told me to wait one year to get pregnant in oredr to clean my body. Could you tell me aa little more about it?
Should I go back to Chine Bitter? I have barley malt at home and on ingredients it says: ORGANIC SPROUTED BARLEY. I know that Barley is not good for Os, right? But what about this one? It looks like any SPROUTED GRAIN is ok for any type of blood, is that right?
WELCOME BACK!!!! I hope you had a wonderful time!!!! Bcha!!
Hello, Bcha! thanks so much for the warm welcome back!
Regarding the veg gly, ask the manufacturer to give you a copy of their certified "assay" or lab report of the tests they performed to ensure purity. That company must already have that information. Let me know what they say.
Yes, I would continue to take Deflect on a maintenance dosage, to help your body continue to detox as you prepare for pregnancy. I do suggest at least one year of focus upon healing and detoxifying before conceiving, in order to set the best possible terrain for your child to grow in, and to ensure your robust health right through delivery, breastfeeding, and chasing after a wee kiddle. ;-)
Depending on your previous results with the Chinese Bitters, discuss with Julia whether it is worthwhile to continue taking them for now. And -- Barley malt is neutral for type O secretors, and avoid for O nonsecretors.
take good care, dear, and keep in touch! :-D
Hi Heidi, I'm so glad you're back, and I hope you had a good and productive time off.
I had my TSH rechecked and it was up to 7.0!! The Dr. again suggested that I take Synthroid, but since my symptoms are so slight he is allowing me to wait and just recheck it again in 8 weeks. He is surprised that my only symptoms are that I do feel cold and said that women with TSH that high would have many symptoms that would be intolerable. My T3 and T4 are normal and my thyroid scan is normal. He said that if it was insufficient iodine that I would have an anlarged thyroid or a nodule or something, but the scan was totally normal. So he thinks that eating more iodine is not going to bring my TSH down.
Before going on the BTD I did have many symptoms that could have been hypothyroid, but I never thought of that being the cause of it. I was gaining weight, tired, hair falling out, heart palpitations, anxiety/panic attacks, and then of course my neck pains. I also had strange feelings in my neck / throat which I thought was from the anxiety and heart palpitations. All of these things are gone since I started the diet over 3 years ago.
I also had a bout of night sweats, painful periods and then a miscarriage 4 years ago which I thought was somehow related to menopausal changes.( I'm 42 now) But now I have none of these symptoms and in fact since starting the nonnie diet last May I have pain-free periods that are regular.
I've told you in the past that I live an active life and over all I feel I'm in the best health I have been in for years and this elevated TSH is a real pain, but I don't think I should totally ignore it because it does signify that something is out of balance. I just don't know if I should go ahead and take the medication or just keep waiting and watching for something else to happen. I am reading whatever I can find on the subject, but nothing addresses an elevated TSH with no symptoms. ( isn't it just like a nonnie to be unusual??) Suzanna (B non)
:-) Hi, Suzanna! So, the TSH fell to 5.5 while you were adding iodine via the skin test, then went back up to 7.0. Were you doing iodine supplementation all during that time? I'm also wondering about the question in my October 5 column regarding the iodized salt -- are you sure it contains no corn products? Good gray sea salt and seaweeds are the way to go, in preference to commercial iodized salt. I think you might also continue with the paint-on-iodine test, since you were so low in that mineral last time.
Any doctor who says, as yours has, that "food remedies are anecdotal" does not inspire my confidence in him as a well-informed source of health information. Getting your iodine deficiency addressed may entirely do the job for your TSH level, so do keep with the suggestions above, stay on the test schedule with your doctor, and do not let yourself be alarmed into taking Synthroid. Give it another month or two, and make use of visualization and some martial arts practice to allow your body to rebalance itself. The body heals; we merely try our best to get out of its way. :-)
Stick with it and keep me posted on your progress, OK? best wishes, Suzanna!!
Hi Mom, I'm back! I'm likely a N-S (because that's the diet I feel best on). Rarely a food item changes status ... avoid to beneficial depending on the procssing it has undergone ... eg. 'sauerkraut' is a no-no for O's, except if the fermentation is 'natural'. [By the way, blended cabbage in distilled water makes an even better 'rejuvelaxc' than wheat berries.] I'm hoping that the advice to avoid mussels for O-NS does not apply to green-lipped mussels of New Zealand (specifically) because it has several fractions that make it great for combatting arthritis. One of it's lipid portions has an omega-3 fat called ETA - a cancer fighter. [It comes from the more-famous EPA!] A page to look-up is: http://www.flushitsolutions.com/green_mussel.htm Much luck ... your comments about 'seasonality' was(is) superb! Take care, John 0+
Well, where the dancin' jeezus you bin, anyway? I've missed you... but that's what I get for taking months or years to reply to emails, eh? ... mea culpa, and please forgive me! Welcome back! ;-)
If you want to make Mom happy, woncha pleeze get hold of a saliva test (perhaps through Françoise? let me know if we can assist there) and find out your secretor status? I thought FOR SURE I was a secretor -- and as we all know, that turned out to be one of my less inspired predictions. I would feel so much better (and maybe you as well) if that particular puzzle piece were firmly set in place. ;-}
What I don't know is which mussels were tested, and whether a variety or only one type was used. Yep, I heard years ago of the gorgeous Kiwi mussel's reputation for alleviating arthritic conditions -- but I wouldn't suggest them for O- or A-nons, nor for type B. You know how these things get marketed: they work well in dogs and in "a lot of people," and whoosh we go to selling it to everyone. I rather doubt the NZ mussel was tested -- the home-grown shiny black item is the likely test subject -- but without knowing for sure, and not knowing whether the avoid elements are shared among the many mussel varieties, well, heck, it's too risky to have you chow down on them. just my caring opinion.
P.S.: I did read your note about my column of this past Saturday, and (a) I agree completely, yet (b) I think the target of my message was not the subject of yours. ? I'm just thinking aloud there. love, Mom. ;-D