Archives for: August 2001, 13
Debs, don't take that pill! :-D ~ Gluten Intolerance & Sprouted Grain ~ Bcha's Back! ~ O Secretor & Endometriosis? :-)August 13th, 2001 , by admin
9 Dec hi heidi i'm a dozy so & so.i just read my message & apart from the spelling mistakes i realised i left out part of my question that would have made more sense although ironically you helped me anyway. i meant to also ask i can't find distilled water source.they sell machines to make your own(which i don't want to do.)i'd just like to find a supplier in the uk with reasonable quantities and prices is that too much to ask? so i haven't used my heallix yet. tea tree seems to be helping i go back to hospital tomorrow so will let you know.you're not wrong about resting i've been finding it hard to stay awake in daytime !i'll let you know how i get on. love debs xxx
10 Dec i'm getting a bit scared as its looking a bit infected i've been bathing it with tea tree which is wonderfully soothing.plus today i've put teatree in bath with a lot of salt.i put fresh dressings on and go to hospital today but i'm dreading if they mention the 'A' word.i got the gluthiane you said and started taking it yesterday the something/ cysteine the hfs is ordering that for me too should i just follow dosage instructions on bottles or do you recommend anything in this particular instance?thanks for your care love debs x
10 Dec URGENT HHEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPP!!! I just got back from the hospital and they've prescribed me 'antibiotics'
i am very upset as i had tried very hard from sunday to take good care of myself but appparently i still need them.i suppose i should be grateful that i didn't come out from the hospital and been given them automatically but even so just when i thought i was starting to get a control of those blooming candida critters 'here i go again!'
if hospital aftercare was better though i bet we could reduce antibiotic use even further though!!!!!
i gather i take bioacidophilus after food but i was wondering when was the best time to take antibiotics? whether they're better after food or on an empty tum but obviously not together?aaaaggghhh! is there anything else i could be taking as well?
i've yet to start taking the heallix as i can't find a supplier of a small quantity of distilled water?if i kept boiling the kettle would that be distilled?failing that can heallix be drunk neat or put in urticaria drops(stinging nettle) or even vegetable glycerine?
i feel so frustrated. mind you i kept telling them there how wonderful teatree was and the consultant said he couldn't recommend anything that wasn't scientifically proven so i said they ought to test it then if it hasn't been done because it's really good but he made no further comment! if you could help me again i would truly appreciate it as i always do. oh well itchy bits here we come! thanks debs x
10 Dec sorry forgot to mention he said i was very inflamed and looked as if i'd had a reaction to the stitches.i asked which sort they were so i'd know for future reference but he said it wasn't an allergy. is that possible?i'd have thought if you had a reaction to something it mean you had an allergy unless he was trying to cover himself in case he thought i was going to sue him or something! any thoughts? if you could help me again i would truly appreciate it as i always do. oh well itchy bits here we come! thanks debs x
My Dearest Debs! Instant help: say NO to the antibiotics and PFUI to the hospital's attitude toward your concerns. If you don't take the antibios, you won't suffer their consequences. Instead, take the Heallix internally and put it full strength on your skin where the surgery was done. Use a pipette (eyedropper) and drip some right on the wound, and let the bandage have some, too. And find out from a nurse or someone else WHAT KIND OF STITCHES THEY USED - and ask WHAT KIND OF STITCHES THEY USED INSIDE. Usually different kinds. Find out. :-)
Now, about the distilled water: in the UK you've PURIFIED water, I understand. Karen wrote in early September that your local chemist should carry it. Get out the directory and ring round to find who has it at the lowest price. It does comes in five-litre containers, but that is just a bit more than how it's sold here in the States (we find it in gallons, and five litres is about 1-1/4 gallons). It keeps fresh quite a while without refrigeration, so you can have it on hand for a long time before you'd need to buy more. That way you can use your heallix as it's meant to be done.
Don't give up. Just because the hospital prescribes antibiotics does not mean you are constrained to take them. You'll have to make the final decision on this, of course, but they're working in a different mindset of health than we are. They are permitted only to use drugs and surgery and whatever constitutes "standard of care," else they're vulnerable to legal trouble... don't fault them, just accept that you can do more for your healing than they can do.
Now, about your earlier messages above, yes- you can take the glutathione and n-acetyl cysteine according to the package directions to clear out your chest congestion. OH! and you are most certainly not a dozy so&so. You are a bright woman who's just been exposed to hospital! so naturally now you need to be home, with your proper foods and reassuring atmosphere (and no mediciney pills), and having a good rest after it all to recover. ;-) love, heidi. :-D
p.s.: if you decide to go ahead with the dreaded anti-bios, let me know and we can work with it. I'd just rather save you the hassle, dear! :-)
Heidi, if a person is gluten intolerant, does that include being sensitive to the sprouted grains? Just wondering if the gluten stays or goes with the sprouting. -- Maddy
Hello, Maddy! Well, this is an issue that health-conscious alternative grain bakers have faced before me -- here's what I've learned:
Let's put at one end of the spectrum a whole grain berry like durum wheat -- chocked up full with gluten. At the other end, we have grass grown from that very berry, which contains no gluten at all. The question is, at what point in between the two is the sprout gluten-free? It is lectin-free at 1/4 inch of sprout (after two or three days of sprouting), but traces of gluten can remain even during that period, and baking flour makers tend to want to sprout for the least possible amount of time (just until a sprout clearly shows) since their job is made more difficult the longer the sprout proceeds toward grass-dom... because gluten makes bread bakers and pasta makers happy, and lack of gluten makes them unhappy. ;-) Try making a nice crusty loaf from wheatgrass, you'll see what I mean. :-D
So, the gluten does stay, and eventually it goes, through sprouting -- along the spectrum I described.
Now: if you call Food For Life and say, "Hi! I'm a celiac. Is Ezekiel or rye Manna bread safe for me?" they'll say, "Oh no ~ it is not!" They have to say that, as the responsible manufacturer they are, because celiacs are so sensitive to gluten it would take only a few marginally sprouted berries in a batch of bread to throw them for loop -- and FFL is such a big outfit that they can't possibly monitor every single little one of their sprouting berrys' gluten levels. Most of their breads are 99.9% gluten-free, but 100% gluten-free they're not.
The safest way for a gluten-intolerant individual to consume wheat or rye is as juiced grass. The safest wheat or rye bread for them would be made at home from fully sprouted berries, dehydrated then ground to flour. There is also a spectrum of gluten intolerance, as with all things human, so sensitivities do vary. I do hope this helps -- thanks for your note, Maddy! :-D
Hey, Heidi!!! Thanks for your warm reply!!! who needs sugar when we have you?? You are very sweet!!! I know that last time a made a bunch of question out of no where at once...sorry!! and you answered!!hehehehe!!
Well, now I will try to be focused and make sense in my question. After all this time following BTD it is very clear that I feel much better when I eat protein (speacially Salmon, fish, meat, turkey and chiken)and salad only. When I eat fruit in the same meal my digestion is not good. It is interesting that it doesn't matter the amount of salmon (exemplo)I eat even in my dinner. If it is only salmon (or other kind of protein) with salad I have a really good night of sleep and the next morning I feel good.
However I am afraid to start eating too much of protein and salad and missing someting important to my health. I heard about diseases that one can have when your diet focus in too much protein. I am afraid to have problems in my tendons, joints, or burcities. My father in law was diagnosed with bursitis many years ago. The doctor told him that the cause was too much protein and he should not eat cheese (he loves cheese).
How dangerous a 90% protein diet can be for a person (type O+) in the future? I love fruits (specially figs, guava, apples, papaya...) but I have not being eating, and when I do, it is in my breakfast and it is only one type of fruit, maybe two (I try not to combine with protein). Should I do one or two days every week with salad, vegetables and fruit only? Thank you in advance.
I forgot to tell you that back in november I bought the pancreatic enzime that you told me to. I could not find the brand that you suggested so I bought this one: TWINLAB - Pancreatin: 1 capsule has 500mg. Other ingredients: Gelatin, cellulose, purified water, MCT, magnesium Stearate. How long should I take it? can my body learn to work only with this and do not work well after I stop taking it? Once again, thank you very much!! Bcha
:-D Bcha, thank you! :-D
The pancreatin is to be taken with protein meals, for two to three weeks. It is designed both to help your digestion in the short term, and to trigger your body's natural ability to digest the protein in the long term. In the second week, take it with only one meal in the day. In the third week, take it with one meal, every other day. After that, you can discontinue it. It sounds like you are digesting your meals very well! Your practice of separating fruit from other foods works well for many, many people, and I'm glad it is working well for you.
I had bursitis once upon a time ... it's surprisingly painful! At that time I had been eating quite a lot of grain and cheese, Hmmm. Knowing what I know now, it's no surprise I had bursitis. It is an inflammatory condition. Type Os are particularly prone to develop inflammatory conditions -- but it is NOT from meat (that doctor was wrong), but from eating wheat, cheese, and pork (among other avoid-things). So, do not worry at all that you will develop it. You'll never be bothered with such conditions on your lovely diet!
The key to a balanced approach for Os is to include meats, fish, oils, seeds, nuts, seaweeds, sea salt, and all kinds of vegetables - both raw and cooked. Dark leafy veg (cooked) contains elements not found in artichokes and onions and broccoli, which contain elements not found in root veg like turnips and carrots, which contain elements not found in salad greens... and so on! Many of those elements are MINERALS, along with vitamins and trace elements, and they're available plentifully from plain old plants! tasty, too! :-D
Just keep the Live Right portion/frequency table loosely in mind, and enjoy life, eh? You have everything well in hand. best wishes, dear! :-D
Dear Heidi, Thank you so much for all your advice. Your knowledge and expertise is invaluable. I am a 39 year old O secretor, and have been on the diet for 2½ years. It’s amazing to me how wonderful I feel!
I am still battling one problem, though. For the past eight to nine years, I have had 14-21 day periods every 26-28 days. I can tell when I am about to start the mid-cycle bleeding because my mood changes. It all began a month or two after a second ectopic pregnancy where they removed the tube (I still have the other).
I have been to four doctors and have tried both natural and synthetic progesterone. All the blood tests have come back normal. The last doctor finally talked me into having a laparoscopic procedure to check if there was any endometriosis. He found very little, and one small cyst. The two months after the laparoscopic procedure I had normal cycles. Then the mid-cycle bleeding started again, but this time it is lasting only 14 days. I still have 26-28 day cycles.
I had our son 7½ year ago. The pregnancy actually slowed the bleeding - I had spotting during the first four months of my pregnancy – but it began after starting my periods again. (I had had fertility problems, so I did get pregnant after taking Clomid for two months and using a Progesterone suppository during the first four months of pregnancy).
Then about four years ago I went on the contraceptive pill for six months which stopped the mid-cycle bleeding completely, but it started up again after I discontinued taking the Pill. I am currently taking B vitamins, calcium, iron when needed, and dandelion. It is very tempting to go back on the Pill, but I feel so good that I don’t want to mess with any avoids. Do you have any suggestions? Kim C.
Greetings, Kim! Welcome!
Your problem began when someone reached in there and performed surgery. The scarring from that surgery resulted in a little endometriosis starting up, which has been trying to clear itself ever since. That, I believe, is why you're seeing spotting and feeling significant mood changes. Endometriosis and cysts are ways in which the body localizes and encapsulates inflammatory processes. So: let's start by completely eliminating anything in your diet that can at all contribute to inflammation.
First, (and I want to assure you, this is not a permanent change!) for the next two months, remove all dairy products and all grains from your diet.
Second, do the water procedure I'm always on about: 1/2 ounce per pound of body weight daily, with a little squeeze of lemon and a pinch of good gray sea salt in each quart.
Third: Heallix. It is remarkable in its healing abilities, and in both promoting growth where it's needed and discouraging it where it's not.
Fourth, I suggest pregnenolone. It is the precursor to the other hormones made in the body. It's an over the counter product, available just about everywhere for cheap, and found in many different dosages. I think that if the Pill alleviates your symptoms, we can accomplish the same thing with the right natural hormone support. This, as well, will not be forever. ;-)
If you would, please do write and tell me specifically what your diet is like on a weekly basis -- and the brands & contents of the supps you're taking. I can see you're using Live Right, which is wonderful! but I'd like to know more, if you have the chance.
Also, if you notice any particular development, either positive or negative, please write again right away, OK? I'd like to be kept abreast of what's going on. I'll bet we can solve this problem with a little diligence and patience, so keep in touch! VERY best wishes, Kim, and thank you for writing!! :-D