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southernkitty
Monday, November 21, 2005, 1:25am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Sasha, my Thanksgiving plans are coming together real good. I have a turkey, a receipe for some complient dressing (will actually be an experiment) I have fresh cranberries to make a cranberry complient dish. I will have fresh veggies including a sweet potato dish with walnuts. My family and I talked about food for Thanksgiving today and my 19 yr old grandson said, "you are making banana pudding right granny?" I said of course I am. I will put together a nice fruit salad for me and I will be happy and everyone will have their requested dish from me too. So, when is Thanksgiving in Canada? I hope everything works out with your Chiro, they are good for you. So, you have some insurance issues too. It is so expensive everything. I will have Medicare in February, so there are a couple of  things I will do then that I have not been able to do. Well, have a nice week everyone!
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mhameline
Tuesday, November 22, 2005, 12:06am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Sasha, I'm glad to hear you found a chiropractor that you really like and who can help you - a good chiro is invaluable to our overall, long term health in my opinion - in addition to the BTD!!  

And that is so funny that your belly button ring showed up on your x-ray and that your reg doc thought it was something to be concerned about - I'm thankful that turned out to be nothing for you


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Jordan Alexandra - born 5/12/08
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Sasha
Tuesday, November 22, 2005, 12:26am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Sasha, I'm glad to hear you found a chiropractor that you really like and who can help you - a good chiro is invaluable to our overall, long term health in my opinion - in addition to the BTD!!  

And that is so funny that your belly button ring showed up on your x-ray and that your reg doc thought it was something to be concerned about - I'm thankful that turned out to be nothing for you


Thanks, my reg. doc never actually saw the x-rays, but I think she should have reqested them.
Today I almost collapsed at work, I had to come home and ice my back!
I wonder if "this" is the healing crisis? Detox.
Thaks for your words!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005, 8:40pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Good girl for icing it.  Icing to me is a very important proactive therapy.  I like a brand of ice thingy called "Nortech".  It is very hard to find (my chiro doesn't carry it, but the original chiro I went to does) but I like it as opposed to other brands because it is VERY slim/flat.  Some of the other ice pad thingys are too thick, like an inch thick.  Well, I already have an exaggerated lordotic curve and the last thing I need is to be unable to lie FLAT, with the small of the back as flat as possible into the ice thingy, so I get the Nortech ice thingy (really called something like "hot/cold pack") and keep several in my freezer.  Even with that under or behind (depending on if I'm lying or sitting) my back, my back can still be relatively flat against the floor, bed, chair, etc.  By contrast, the type my chiro sells are just too thick for me.

Also, don't forget that "extended child" pose I told you about, it will stretch out your sacral area to counteract any compression that has gone on during your day.

Right now I'm bad because I just realized I'm a week overdue to go to the chiro.  Bad.  And I don't even have an appointment made or anything.  Bad.  Never used to let it go, but the HMO has taken to making it so intimidating with paperwork to fill out every 2 or 3 visits, that you just try to avoid going, which is just what they WANT you to do, of course.  Anyway...be that as it may, good girl for icing your back.

Hang in there, it will stabilize for you now that you are working with a good chiro!  And BTDing!  Seriously, don't underestimate the power of an anti-inflamatory diet.

Have a beautiful and healthy Thanksgiving, Sasha, you and your artifact!  


"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

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Janet
Tuesday, November 22, 2005, 9:26pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi Sasha, finally found your testimony, it takes me quite along time to find my way around!! sorry you've had such a rotten day with all of it. Remember, there's always a fresh tomorrow, take care.


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Sasha
Wednesday, November 23, 2005, 11:22pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Sasha, my Thanksgiving plans are coming together real good. I have a turkey, a receipe for some complient dressing (will actually be an experiment) I have fresh cranberries to make a cranberry complient dish. I will have fresh veggies including a sweet potato dish with walnuts. My family and I talked about food for Thanksgiving today and my 19 yr old grandson said, "you are making banana pudding right granny?" I said of course I am. I will put together a nice fruit salad for me and I will be happy and everyone will have their requested dish from me too. So, when is Thanksgiving in Canada? I hope everything works out with your Chiro, they are good for you. So, you have some insurance issues too. It is so expensive everything. I will have Medicare in February, so there are a couple of  things I will do then that I have not been able to do. Well, have a nice week everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving!!! I am sure you are way way way too busy to be hanging around your computer to read this, but just the same, I hope you and all of your family have a great holiday. It sounds to me that you are totaly organized and everyone will get the foods they like including yourself!!! Yummy! Sounds scrumptious!
Here is Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving Oct. 10th. At that time I was not on the BTD
Take Care and enjoy yor holiday!
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Sasha
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Hi Janet! How are you doing? Today is great for me, I only have sciatic pains now, which I can handle, but can't sit for long have to walk it out and ice ice ice! Just like Peppermint Twist said......I found this to be a very good way to ease the pain out along with this great Chiro I have. Thanks for your good wishes, sure seems like I am a bit of a yo yo these days, good days, bad days....but I am on the road to recovery for sure. I think also if I didn't change my diet I would not have had the energy to deal with this flair up. I KNOW it has mde a difference, I will always stay away from inflammatory foods forever!!
So you have been on the diet just a little while now, I hope you are achieving any goals you may have set out and/or just enjoying this new way of life!
Happy to see your still here!
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jeannette
Friday, November 25, 2005, 10:06pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Sasha. my book shows pineapple and grapefruit as highly beneficial for A's.
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Sasha
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Hi Jeannette, yes that's right, I eat fresh pineapple every day as well as the juice and drink lot's of red grapefruit juice. It appears that it is also very anti-inflammatory, which is what I need to keep the inflamation down...arthritis borderline. Thanks!
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Janet
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Hi Sasha,
I was wondering how things were with you? I've been busy trying to do a website for my husband so have been somewhat lacking time to browse through the different boards. I've had good success making spelt bread with my new breadmaking machine, which solves the problem of wheat bread. My husband is beginning to take on board what is good/bad for As; he's even telling me now!!
Take care
Janet


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Sasha
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Hi Janet! I have a bread machine too, but it has been locked away for some time. I was thinking of making my own bread too, after Christmas I may have some down time to do things like that. So it tasted good did it? Which recipe did you use?
Isn't it great when the other half gets on board? It makes things so much easier. I take it he is an A too then?
Things have been a whirl wind lately, first time on the boad in a while. I am makeing great progress with my back, but today I am off a bit, I am icing as I sit here, it really really helps a lot! I have not been 100% compliant lately either, maybe 80, which is low for me as I was pretty strict. I can actually feel the difference when going off the diet even that little bit, it kicks me back into shape though when I feel that way. I still feel better than I have in many many years, one thing that has really effected me is how calm I am, my stress level has almost vanished, and that is not like me, so gotta love it!  
I hope things are going well for you and yours, keep up the good work and thats is so great how your making your own bread now. The loaves I buy are 5 bucks (Canadian) each! I should be making my own that's for sure.
Take Care...chat soon!
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Janet
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Hi there Sasha, I always think that it's a funny old world, time wise, whilst I'm writing this you're probably fast asleep in bed!!
If there is one thing that is hard to bear, it surely is PAIN, I feel so sorry for you and hope that your ice packs will give you prompt relief.

Yes, the bread machine in really good and so simple. First time I made a loaf using the Spelt receipe in the Cook Right book - it was a total disaster! but in hindsight it was because I was trying to make Rye bread. Anyway, feeling the I couldn't even inflict it upon the birds - I threw it away! My second effort was superb, I even surprised myself! The receipe was out of the book that came with the machine:
Water - 300ml
Butter/marg. -1 1/2 tbs
Salt - 1 tbs
Sugar - 1 tsp
Flour - 540grams - I carefully weigh this as the bags are surposed to contain 500 grams but can range from 486-510! So I made up the weight with Oat flour. Texture is wonderful, keeps well.
I cooked it on the medium browning, so the outside is not so baked.
Well, Christmas will soon be here so perhaps you will get your machine out of storage.

I only have one slice per day, my husband has one or two, so am making a fresh loaf every 4 days. But considering that once you have measured/ weighed everything, the machine does the
rest - I don't find it time consuming at all.

Yes, my husband is an A+, just the same as me and he's actually beginning to see how the different foods make him suffer, mainly the stomach. It's funny really when we're shopping and I'm saying, that's not good for As!

I'm not doing too bad, but seem to have regained the weight I lost at the first, which I'm not very happy about but think it's probably portion size and I am definitely a 'natural born grazer', I'm an Aries, the Ram.

Good to hear about you having less stress - that's got to be a great, welcome bonus. I've had terrible hot flushes re menopause for 3 years and can't believe that my body thermostat is working again!!
Well, take care and chat soon.


Janet
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janet,
you mean 1 tsp salt, right? )


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Hi Lola,
Just checked and it says 1 tbp..... but did some investigation.... 1 scoop= 14grams but 1 (actual) tablespoon= 30grams. Does 14grams sound like a lot of salt for a 540 gram loaf? This is all new to me, so I'd be grateful of any advice.


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tbp is short for tablespoon
it should say tsp short for teaspoon, then! )
14 grms sounds fine, or 1 tsp......


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Yes, I understand what you're saying but the 14 grams is their scoop. which is called tbp.
The tsp scoop = 4 grams. So, infact I was the one misleading everyone in the bread receipe because I should have stated 'scoop' not tbp/tsp.
Good to clarify that, thanks Lola.


Janet

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thank you Janet!


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Hi Sasha,
Haven't seen you on the board for a little while, hope everything is OK with you?
I send you 'Seasonal Greetings' and best wishes for 2006.
Take care, Janet.


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Good for you! I'm getting back on it. I have two years to get my body and finances together so I can retire!...Aani


Listen, this is what I think: I think we can't go around measuring our goodness by what we don't do, by what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I think we've got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include. Pere Henri (Chocolat)
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Well +Aan, two years sounds like a long term plan to me - my body can change drastically in just two weeks!! I'm aiming to stay on a much more even basis. As for the financial aspect... well, that's always ??????
I wish you well, especially in the coming New Year.
Janet.


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Hello hello hello!
Happy New Year everyone!
Well I must say each and every day I kept saying to myself I must get on the computer and say hello to everyone and wish them all a very happy, safe and healthy holiday season and New Year!
Time just got away on me closer to Christmas, I was working crazy hours non stop and trying to plan Christmas Eve dinner here, Christmas Day dinner at my dad's and then Boxing Day at the in-laws for hubby's birthday. Then I had my nephew here and shopped with him and kept him busy. Then I caught the flu and then a cold and then a bladder infection. Ok, I'm done now, back on track as of today! I hate to have to take anti-biotics but my self healing plan did not work. I must say though, drink lot's of plain hot water, it really relieves the symptoms of bladder infection and UTI. As for cranberry juice, to each his own, I have heard and read some good and some bad.
Some good news is everyone noticed how much weight I have lost. At Christmas it was 9 pounds and not even dieting, just ER4YBT. Portions are important too, but I always ate less on this diet as it was plenty for me. Had a few of the old foods over the holidays but not over doing it, just a treat here and there and in moderation it was ok for me. I did notice cheese presented a problem for me though. I am back on now that all the bad foods are away from me now. Now that I have been feeling so much better with my back problems and pain free again, I will concentrate on an additional 5 pounds to loose. I never even gave it a thought before being in pain to loose a few pounds, I really didn't care what I looked like, just free me of this pain. But I feel healthy, I look healthy and I am HAPPY!
I found out that diabetes runs in the family (funny I never knew this before) so I will go get tested as soon as I can....and then add another book to my collection, may as well incorporate what I can to stay healthy.
I have been seeing my chiro weekly now, I will be seeing him monthly after my next visit, he is very happy with my results thus far. My lower back is holding now, the stretching and yoga I try to do 4 x a week is good for me too, really helps a lot.
Ok enough about me, what about you?
How are you all????
Caht soon!


PS I have still not had one single tidbit of red meat, and do not plan on it anytime soon! Woo hoo!!!!!      
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sasha,
great update, thanks!
HNY to you, also!
welcome back! )


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Well Hi Sasha,
Good to hear from you again and that all is well with you.

Have you had a secretor test? I've checked out some of the secretor/non food lists and could do with being a 'non' - I'm waiting for my test kit to arrive!!


Janet


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Well Hi Sasha,
Good to hear from you again and that all is well with you.

Have you had a secretor test? I've checked out some of the secretor/non food lists and could do with being a 'non' - I'm waiting for my test kit to arrive!!


Janet


I am going to do it soon, the only way is to order it on line, Dr.'s don't know what it is here and the labs don't know either! Can you imagine? So it's on my list'o- things to do! I know what you mean, I could do with being a non-secretor too some days.....hee hee! Let us know what it says.

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I know what you mean, I had to order mine on line too, it has to come from England and as Spain has so many fiestas during December, I'm not sure when it will arrive.
Thanks also for your kindness re my mum, sorry to hear that you have an aunt suffering too - it's just so horrible to hear her trying to breathe every time I ring her. Sometimes she won't answer the phone and that really gets me extra worried. Fortunately, I have two sisters who are doing their best for her, but she's not an easy woman to help.
My only way to deal with it all, is in knowing that God knows all about it - for the good and for the bad.

Janet.


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