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On page 280 Dr Dadamo recommend 2-8mg og biotin for bs to improve tolerance to sugar. The lady at my health store said that's way too much. Is this a typo? How much should I take and for how long? Rachel
Hello, Rachel! That dosage is correct. 2-4 mg would be adequate daily for your purposes. Monitor your own progress on blood sugar balance, and taper off gently when you've accomplished your goal. The higher dosages are more frequently used in fungal skin conditions.
I don't know whether the lady at your health food store has an educational background in naturopathic supplementation, but see if you can find out how solid her knowledge is in the use of supps. I always find it useful to learn how knowledgeable a store owner or clerk is in this area, so that I can better make my decisions on what to buy & how to use it.
Very best wishes, Rachel ~ I hope this helps! :-)
Ciao Heidi, Eventually, I'm back to you. I'm so happy to tell you that I've completely recovered from my hair loss and eczema. It took me 4 months, by being strictly on the diet and taking a cocktail of Deflect, Taraxacum, Polyvite and Gotu Kola, to get back to a healthy condition. Even my fingernails are very strong and rose-coloured.
I've also established new boundaries: I've reduced my gym workouts (from 60 to 15/30 minutes, 5 weekdays), temporarily suspended the flax seed oil, as I'm in doubt whether it may affect my hormonal balance, and eaten more proteins, at least 10/12 pounds of meat/fish + 6 eggs per week: as a female O non secretor, weight 8,2 stones/ high 5,4 foot, in spite of all the food I eat, I'm often at risk of losing weight.
Heidi, I would like to thank you for your support and all the advices I got from your column. The past months were very hard to overcome for me as not only I had overstressed myself physically but, as a consequence, also my mental balance was put in danger. My ego has learnt an important lesson: never overdo things, even if you feel as stronger and healthier than ever.
I've also a question for you: after eating raw garlic or onions, especially at dinner, the following morning I experience some bleeding from my nose; it's not something exaggerate, but it makes me feel uncomfortable and a little scared. Is the connection between the two events possible, in your opinion? Grazie ancora, Heidi!!! Alma (from Italy)
Alma, it is SO wonderful to hear from you! I am ever so pleased that your hard work and commitment have given you these great results. :-)
As to the bleeding from the nose, the best way to find out if it is either raw onion or garlic which is causing the problem is this: go one week without either one. Then, the next week, try the raw garlic (but not the onion), and make note of whether you had any nosebleed then. Take another week off, then do the same with the raw onion alone (no raw garlic).
Please let me know what you find out this way. As it happens, years ago I had a similar tiny nosebleed occasionally when I'd had quite a bit of coffee and not enough water, and/or when the air was very dry. For me, it was a combination of dehydration and vasodilation from the coffee. See what you learn, and write again, dear! :-D
Hi Heidi, Thanks for the info. from Don. I will look into the possibility of adrenal insufficiency.
That thought had crossed my mind during the time that I was having the panic attacks. These started 6 weeks after my daughter was born, in fact the first one occured when I was in the bathroom at the dr. office for my 6 week check up. Prior to that I had worked a very stressful career in nursing ( I'm an RN). During the time I was working I didn't actually feel stressed. It was after I quit working, when my daughter was born, that the stress appeared. I must have been keeping it below the surface as I maintained my professional appearence.
I thought I was suffering some sort of post-partum problem and it would go away. About 2 years later the heart palpitations were so bad that I went to a Dr. and had a whole cardiac workup done and nothing was found except for mitral valve prolapse. So I started looking for nutritional answers to my problems, all the while suffering with all the other problems like allergies, which were getting worse at the time.
When I began the BTD all those symptoms got better , and now they are nonexistent. So I feel that the diet is correcting whatever is the cause of these problems , but I will now look into the adrenal possibility and see if I can boost that system. Thanks Heidi. Suzanna (B non)
Suzanna, I'm happy that the adrenal issue struck a chord with you. I hope that this bit of information may be key in your resolution of the pesky troubles you've been laboring with.
As you work through it, please do consider the B-visualization factor -- a great gift and surprisingly powerful in H-P-A axis issues. I'm looking forward to hearing your progress, and thank you so much for checking in about it! Be well, dear!! :-D