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Vkoslin
Monday, October 22, 2012, 1:02pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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But what scares me is...middle age/menopause. If I'm struggling this bad now, where the heck will I be at 50?!?!


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try fembalance and check out the online protocols


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Quoted from Vkoslin
But what scares me is...middle age/menopause. If I'm struggling this bad now, where the heck will I be at 50?!?!

After "living right" for 25 years, you should be in a good place, health wise.


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Quoted from Vkoslin
But what scares me is...middle age/menopause. If I'm struggling this bad now, where the heck will I be at 50?!?!


How long did it take you to get to where you are now, health-wise? If you turn your eating around now, you'll be very healthy in 25 years.

I've been eating this way (or some permutation of it) since 1996, and I am way healthier than any of my friends (not counting those on the boards).


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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I bet if you worked out with Dr. D for awhile, you'd lose all the weight you need to. You've been to see him. You see how fit he is.


I've worked out harder than most Warriors have ever done so... now I know it isn't for me. It brought my weight down for awhile, then began to be a problem.

Vkoslin, get off the corn, seriously. You are not adrenally burnt-out, expect some improvements. You have never been fat either; I'm sure that helps.

If you can get your stress down some that'll really help. Do you like chamomile? Considered Cortiguard?
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Vkoslin
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I have generalized anxiety disorder, big time. With concurrent depression, although, I don't feel depressed (it was a diagnosis). I have to take celexa to keep everyday "catastrophizing" down and so I don't stress too much. But it's not enough. I don't want to up the dose because those meds are hard to get off of, terrible side effects, etc. I also have 5mg xanex to take when I have panic attacks, but I hate to take it because it puts me to sleep.

After knowing all that, yes, I guess my weight gain is from my stress. I stress without even realizing it and then when it builds, I have major panic attacks that shut me down, and if those are uncontrolled, turns into a week cloud of depression.

It's genetic, too. Only thing my biological family told me was that my mom "was crazy and just not right" and that they didn't want me to talk to her because she was crazy and wouldn't handle it. Never felt crazy but my stress...I guess it can make me feel really crazy sometimes.


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I don't eat corn much at all, in fact, used to avoiding it when I did low-carb dieting. But there's corn products in everything and if I have to avoid wheat in the case of non-secretor status, I can't eat...anything. I don't mind it on my own, but when friends host dinners or I go out to eat, I feel like it's going to be impossible to avoid dairy, meat, tomatoes, and corn.


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It shouldn't be too hard to ask for rice instead of wheat or corn when eating at restaurants. If you continue to eat corn when friends serve it, and at no other times, you'll be ahead of the game.

Remember that this doesn't have to be "all or nothing." Do what you can, and make it fit your lifestyle. The more compliant you're able to be, the more you'll benefit, but you always have the option of relaxing compliance at any given meal or snack.


Ruth, Single Mother to 20 yo  O- Leah , 18 yo O- Hannah, and  13 yo B+ Jack


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Ruthie, you made me feel better The trouble with it is, though, is that I'm doing this literally by the book 100%, not 70%, and I only feel...worse (maybe my mind feels worse because of weight gain).

DoS, tell me all you know about stress relief naturally, please!


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Quoted from Vkoslin
Ruthie, you made me feel better The trouble with it is, though, is that I'm doing this literally by the book 100%, not 70%, and I only feel...worse (maybe my mind feels worse because of weight gain).

DoS, tell me all you know about stress relief naturally, please!


How is your digestion and nerve health?

Cortiguard, double dosage, is what I was put on. If you don't take any form of B6, I would take it a few times throughout the day, or Cortiguard. Also I don't know about you but magnesium and Vitamin D help me a lot too. I like liquid bottle form of Vitamin D because it is cheap for a lot, and acts pretty fast for me.

Dietary wise, very important to keep blood sugar stable. I find up and down blood sugar very much so has an effect on mood. Being low on magnesium guarantees it for me. Keeping it constant is something achieved with lower glycemic foods in appropriate amounts (1/4 cup uncooked grains, 1 slice bread/rice cake, 3x a day). Lentils, oats, and brown rice are probably the easiest. I often just east a brown rice, rice cake with some ghee/olive oil, salt, and nutritional yeast as an on the go substitute.

There is no doubt your stress is the blockage against fat loss!

Something that might help you is Nattokinase. If not Nattokinase start by cutting up ginger and frying in about 2mm of water (so the ginger is against the pot bottom) and then after the ginger gets heated up some, add more water. Boil the hell out of it. Then let it cool and drink. Drink it all day. Make large batches of it. Also feel free to add lemon juice. The point is to thin the blood (if mine is thick I can't sleep, think, do anything right). You'll probably feel the difference fast. The general recommendation is just half of a lemon's juice in the morning but I can tell you right now it won't be nearly enough for your level of stress.
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It's also possible to feel worse before you feel better when you first switch to healthier eating, due to detox effects.

Ideal is to make your own foods and not eat at restaurants. Avoiding eating at friends' homes is more complex, because you don't want to stop socializing and you don't want to create stress where there doesn't need to be any.


Ruth, Single Mother to 20 yo  O- Leah , 18 yo O- Hannah, and  13 yo B+ Jack


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Thanks for your help!!! I have to order my vitamins through Walgreens because of a major discount I get- so I got vitamin D, Nattokinase, bought a Nature's B-Stressor multi that looked very similar to ingredients in Cortiguard.

I will give them a try. Should I not take multivitamin now? I'm also taking Biotin (for hair loss- stress), b12, and CLA.


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I've worked out harder than most Warriors have ever done so... now I know it isn't for me. It brought my weight down for awhile, then began to be a problem.  


What? Exercise in general?  If Dr. D felt that, he wouldn't exercise. Exercise is extremely important for health, especially cardio and resistance training. With you better would be probably more of a long, slow, gentle cardio 5 days a week and added stretching or yoga for stress reduction.  (Exercise, sunshine, and fresh air)  One can't sit behind a computer all day and expect to be fit.
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I don't eat corn much at all, in fact, used to avoiding it when I did low-carb dieting. .


Oh..that might explain it. When were you low carbing? Right before you started the SWAMI way of eating?   Because, that screwed me up. I started to gain weight when I kept trying to go low carb. Ever since I was trying to do low carb, my weight has been hard to handle.  
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I left college at 220, did under 20 carbs a day and only eating animal protein, lost 60 lbs in 3 months. Kept it off for awhile too. That's what's so hard to believe about this carb-rich (even beans are high in carbs) diet without meat when I did so well with the reverse.


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I left college at 220, did under 20 carbs a day and only eating animal protein, lost 60 lbs in 3 months. Kept it off for awhile too. That's what's so hard to believe about this carb-rich (even beans are high in carbs) diet without meat when I did so well with the reverse.


What did non-secreter status give you in SWAMIX? Digestion?

Is your B12 a Methyl version? or a Cyna? Don't waste money on the Cyna version. Aside from that, awesome that you get a discount.

I know warriors that have lost weight on low carb, high meat, but the determents can be long term and unpleasant. It only works when they are young too. I wouldn't recommend it as a long term solution. Eventually all your body functions slowly just shut down, and when you start eating right they slowly come back on. It sucks, but better than no way out.
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Noticeably it gave me more meat in neutral and superfood- turkey especially, and lamb neutral. It took away wheat, wheat products. Same cheeses.

My digestion has been pretty bad since starting the diet. Intestinal pain, loads of gas, etc. I assumed it was because I was eating things like broccoli a lot and beans. But even more importantly, I notice that when I take a few bites of my bf's food that may have a little beef in it, or butter, I get much worse pains/bm problems.


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i'll check my b12- not sure.


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Quoted from Vkoslin
My digestion has been pretty bad since starting the diet. Intestinal pain, loads of gas, etc. I assumed it was because I was eating things like broccoli a lot and beans. But even more importantly, I notice that when I take a few bites of my bf's food that may have a little beef in it, or butter, I get much worse pains/bm problems.

Changing your diet dramatically can wreak havoc until the flora balance adjusts to the new foods...  Most of this will be for the good, but it will still be uncomfortable during the adjustment.  Also, as healing takes place, some nerves may be more sensitive, so you may have more pain for a bit until the sensitivity dies down again...  It is a part of the process some go through toward better health.


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Thanks ABJoe! I guess I needed to hear that this was perfectly normal. Certainly discouraging to not feel well when you're doing things "right"


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I haven't read back through all the posts, but has anyone recommended that you take Polyflora A, the probiotic especially formulated for your blood type?



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I don't think so- i was wondering about probiotics, too.


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Noticeably it gave me more meat in neutral and superfood- turkey especially, and lamb neutral. It took away wheat, wheat products. Same cheeses.

My digestion has been pretty bad since starting the diet. Intestinal pain, loads of gas, etc. I assumed it was because I was eating things like broccoli a lot and beans. But even more importantly, I notice that when I take a few bites of my bf's food that may have a little beef in it, or butter, I get much worse pains/bm problems.


Is that with allowing it to select GenoType too?

Gas isn't necessarily bad at all. It usually just means changes, and broccoli is going to cause good changes. Probiotics are great, yogurt is ok too (only a few times a week though).
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