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ruthiegirl
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No, I was just kind of in a hurry when I posted that response. I know I never specified that she has osteoarthritis, but I guess I kind of assumed people would figure it out. I'm 38,so it's reasonable to assume my Mom is in her 60's, and osteoarthritis is common for that age group. Also, I've never heard of glucosamine being any help for RA.

More health background on Mom:

She was diagnosed with type II diabetes about 10 years ago. She's been controlling it with diet most of that time, but right now (6 weeks after losing her husband of 46+ years) her glucose control isn't so wonderful. One hip was crushed in a car accident 10 years ago, and has a bunch of pins in it. She has arthritis in the opposite hip (possibly exacerbated by  favoring it.) She had a knee replacement about a year ago, and has a history of sprained ankles. She's struggled with her weight her whole adult life, and currently has a lot to lose. (Her bone structure is smaller than mine but she's currently a larger clothing size than I am.) She's very likely a Gatherer, but I haven't measured her to verify this.

We've talked about BTD off and on over the past 2 years. I found out my father's blood type a few weeks before he passed away- she was trying to gently ease him into BTD as well (if nothing else, she cut out chicken from his diet; he was a B-).

Her primary health goal is to get her blood sugar in check. Next in importance to her is to "stop hurting." Always a long-term goal is weight loss.

I'm planning to go to Whole Foods  later this morning or early this afternoon and I'll look for the glucosamine  there.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Hi Ruthie:

I'm so glad that your mother is willing to change habits.  I hope she experiences significant improvement quickly and that she'll be motivated to continue and get her SWAMI.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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OK, so I went to Whole Foods today, and took a look at their selection of glucosamine. Most formulations included chondroitin. One didn't have chondroitin but had MSM. The only ones that were pure glucosamine were "vegetarian" which meant that, instead of being derived from shellfish, it's derived  from CORN!!!!

I took the glucosamine/vitamin D out of my trunk and left it on her vitamin counter. That will last her about 3 months, so in about 2 months I can start researching purer sources of glucosamine for her to use when this bottle runs out. There's no longer time to order online and get anything before this runs out, and I'm done driving around to local stores.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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