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Thursday, March 29, 2012, 9:06am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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That's great news TJ!!!
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I'm glad you're doing better!


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Great news  on both the health and job front. Nice to see you feeling more hopeful TJ. Happy for your progress!  
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Are you eating enough juicy type fruits?  They seem to help me stay regular.  Or salads too.  But plums, pineapple, canteloupe, kiwi, grapefruit, aaaaah, possibly apples.  Those can keep things moving.  At least in me. Oh yeah, the usual suspects too like prunes and figs.  I think those help with that.  Enzymes, enzymes.  

Cucumbers and lettuce seem to help things moving well.  And I think brown rice and oatmeal also do that for me.  

Just a thought.  My swami has me eating 5 servings of fruit a day.  I never eat that much though.  But I get close sometimes.

Feeling better can be a marvelous experience.  I'm so glad for you.



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"Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." - Phillipians 4:8
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I am eating less fruit since I started the Constant Health, because I drink it in the morning when I usually eat a lot of fruit.  I have switched over from white to brown rice.  I suspect the rice to be a culprit in this problem.  I may just finish up this latest batch and then leave it alone for a while.  Fortunately, there are more fruits available now than a month ago.
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I think the white slows mine down, but not enough to worry.  I've had times where I thought brown got it moving real well.  BUT, not all browns.  Long Grain Brown seems to get things moving.  Short grain, I don't think I notice that affect.  In fact it might be the opposite.  


I have fruits and snack between lunch and dinner.  And then between dinner and my grain meal.  And I eat them at breakfast too.  They also help me stomach for sure.  There's times where I won't be that hungry.  Then I'll eat some kind of fruit, and it'll jump start my stomach acids.  I'm pretty sure that helps me digest the next meal.  So I kind of rotate between a fruit meal and then something else.  Breakfast, eggs meat and fruit.  And some nuts.  Lunch, veggies and meat. Fruit snack.  Dinner, veggies and meat.  After dinner snack, fruit.  Then a big whopping bowl of grain.  Then, if I'm still hungry after all that late night is dried fruit, nut butter possibly mixed with some canned pumpkin or squash.  It's a see saw.  Enzymes opposite the veggie and meat meal.  And of course some veggies have enzymes too that will help with digestion.  But I think the fruit does MORE of that consistently.  

Anyways......  I'm just talking about what seems to be working for me right now.  I don't always do that every day, but when I do, it seems to work out.  I haven't had any digestive enzymes or probiotics in a while and things are still moving.  And I can only attest that to the fact that my stomach is working so much better, praise God.  And all that I just said above.  I'm probably saying it too much though.  Oooops.  

The fruit seems to be getting better up here too.  We had some fresh strawberries that weren't too bad lately.  And the plums are just starting to be good.  I'm not seeing as much of the winter veggies too.  Like squashes.  I miss my acorn squash.  Last couple times we bought them, the were kind of pathetic.  


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Two days of work I'm not accustomed to is wearing.  I didn't have quite as much energy today as yesterday, but it's still better than things have typically been.  I was getting antsy and agitated -- nervous energy? -- but I caught myself at it and forced myself to slow down and relax.  I have that tendency to go overboard at the first sign of returning energy and vigor -- hypomania?  At least that's what they call it.

The doctor was glad to see that I had more energy and less pain, but because of the ongoing constipation and bloating, he decided to take my treatment to the next level.  He wrote me prescriptions for vancomycin and terbinafine and sent them off to a local compounding pharmacy.  Vancomycin is an antibiotic that stays in the GI tract and works against gram-positive bacteria (like E. coli).  Terbinafine is an antifungal used for finger- and toenail infections.  He wants to kill off the bad guys so the good guys can flourish.  I'm not decided if I'm going to get both.  I do want the antifungal though.  They are both expensive.

I tossed the rest of this last batch of rice.  FYI, it's brown jasmine (long-grained) rice.  There's no sense delaying when rice is so cheap.  Wasting that little bit is worth it if it gets things moving again.

Ps: is it wrong that I rated my own thread with a 5?
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I might as well add a couple more things since I can't sleep.  First: I've been really light-headed lately, despite the improvement in energy, especially if I turn too fast or look up or to the side while I'm walking.  My BP was only 96/64 today, which is a bit low.  That got me thinking about magnesium.  I've been supplementing 200 mg every night.  I increased to 400 mg at the beginning of the week.  Today I reviewed the label on my shake: 150 mg of magnesium per scoop, at two scoops daily.  So I was taking 700 mg of magnesium daily.  It's no wonder my BP was low and that I'm light-headed. I discontinued my magnesium supplement as of tonight because the shake has plenty already.

Second, I think I remember Dr. D sharing some info about probiotics to this effect: the bacteria in dry probiotic supplements are in spore form, which means they don't need to be refrigerated, and that they can safely pass through the high acid environment in the stomach.  Am I remembering this correctly?
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Ps: is it wrong that I rated my own thread with a 5?


Absolutely not! I just admire your courage so much. And here's my vote!


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Most of the probiotics I've taken need to be refrigerated.  But I don't think his does.  I also had some primal defense at one point and that doesn't need to be refrigerated either.  

But I've taken healthy start and another one and they did need to be refrigerated.  If you're talking specifically about the Dadamo stuff, I don't think it needs to be, but I'm not sure.

Magnesium opens up them vessels and relaxes everything.  Yeah, it might drop your BP.  But I would think it would help your bowels move.  Are you going at all?  Oh you know, when I was a kid, whenever I would get constipated, I'd drink apple juice and it worked like clockwork.  


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I am going but it's those little balls...

Regarding what Dr. D said about spores -- found it:
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1170433975/s-31/highlight-probiotic/#num31

What I'd also like to know is the rationale for taking probiotics with food or away from food.  Since stomach acid isn't a consideration, what is?  Also, would my shake be counted as "food", or does it have to be something solid to count as "food"?
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I would consider shake "food".  Empty stomach is the alternative.  Meaning nothing in there but maybe water.  I don't know why they want you to take some on an empty stomach.  I either forgot or I never knew.  

So your BM's look like a deer's, eh?  At least you're going.  It sounded to me like you might need more fruit or salad.  hehehhehe.  Have I beat that dead horse yet?  

BTW, your redneck posts on FB are hilarious today.  Made me smile and laugh for sure!  And the thing is, I'm pretty redneck myself.  In a round about way.  But it's there.  Well actually, maybe some would say I'm full on redneck.  I think I'm too sensitive to be considered one fully.  Or maybe not.  Hehhehehe  So, don't be messin.  Hehehhehe


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Chloe- are you allowed mutton? I'm wondering if the lanolin-derived D3 is only problematic for those individuals who shouldn't be eating sheep.


Mutton is listed as a black dot on my SWAMI.



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I bought the two medications today.  The prices were reasonable: $65 total.  I'm going to start on the anti-fungal first.  There's probably going to be some die-off.

JJ, I definitely have a redneck side.  I tried to deny it for years, but now I embrace it.  Just today I tried welding for the first time.  Next thing you know I'll be building some death-trap contraption.  I am blessed to have a good portion of both mechanical and scholastic aptitude.  It looks like the days are approaching when I'll be able to consistently make good use of both!
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Have you ever heard of Tim Hawkins?  He is so funny.  He's got this spoof song called, "Cletus take the Reel".  


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Wow, that is something else!  I just "liked" him on FB.

I went ahead and started the vancomycin today, too.  I would ask, "what's the worst that could happen?", but I really don't want to find out.
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TJ, if I could swing it it, I would send you here, gratis.... http://homeforhealth.net/
I will pray for you. So glad you are moving forward!


"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:13,14
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Wow, that is something else!  I just "liked" him on FB.

I went ahead and started the vancomycin today, too.  I would ask, "what's the worst that could happen?", but I really don't want to find out.


That is too funny.  He's pretty hilarious to watch.  Especially his videos of the spoof songs he does.


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TJ, if I could swing it it, I would send you here, gratis.... http://homeforhealth.net/
I will pray for you. So glad you are moving forward!
That is very thoughtful of you, AK.

I finally had a good BM today that I didn't have to strain for.  For that to be a cause for excitement is sad.  Am I really getting that old?   I'm thinking about going to the gym today.  It's been a long time since I felt like working out.
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No, you're not getting old.  You're just dealing with issues.  I know how you feel though!!!!  But for what it's worth, when you have kids, it's the topic of discussion for them too.  Meaning we keep an eye on it.  So, I think it's more about wanting to be regular than an age thing.  It's just that when we were kids we heard old people talking about it.  


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Wow, everything, and I mean everything, came out yesterday.  My tummy feels so much lighter!
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Good news...  Good news...  Hope this is indications of benefits to come.


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It's wonderful to hear of the good direction your health is moving in, TJ!  



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http://www.old-herborn-university.de/literature/books/OHUni_book_14_article_4.pdf

what a great find..

I think it is also the precursor to diabetes.. makes all the sense.. just finding out the how pr what will be the cure..

I am certain that aspirin every day is such a host of creating these conditions.. as are many other pills taken for pain for symptoms.. they most likely open the permeabilities 'netting' until it become a sieve..  what a thought!  

  


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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I just returned from a trip so I had to catch up with your story.  I certainly wish you well, TJ.
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