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Drea
Sunday, November 28, 2010, 8:54pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I'm not allergic to dog dander. The snottiness started just a couple of months ago, around the time that the weather changed from hot to cold.

I mostly knit with wool, though sometimes I'll knit with an acrylic/wool mixture.


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Quoted from Drea
I'm not allergic to dog dander. The snottiness started just a couple of months ago, around the time that the weather changed from hot to cold.

I mostly knit with wool, though sometimes I'll knit with an acrylic/wool mixture.


Ohhhhh, so you're SNOTTY!!!!! I couldn't resist that one.

Soooo, (just spitballing here) maybe some additional help is needed? Redoxa? Collisinda?(sp?) Or, maybe the anti-inflammatory protocol or the sinus health protocol?  


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I like my supplemental herbs, nettle and quercitin. take em everyday.....I think they are keeping me from getting stuffed up, but maybe its not that.
Do you do dairy, Drea?
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Drea, I've mentioned this on other threads, but I am sold on a little sinus irrigation tool called Nasaline.  It is different from the Neti pot in very nice ways.  The water never comes down your throat and not out your mouth.  You can continue to breathe while using it, and it actually swirls the water around up in your sinuses, then out the other nostril.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88RUnc8AQFc  
1/2 tsp sea salt per 8 oz warm water provides 2 times per nostril.  Then gargle deeply with warm salt water.  I use this technique every day and it has healed my sinuses very well and reduced the post nasal drainage to almost nothing.



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Drea
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Thanks KK, jayneeo, and Victoria.

I do do (I said doodoo ) dairy, but limit myself to swami bennies, and only very occasionally indulge in romano or parmesan.

I have that very neti wanna be, Victoria! I saw it in the medicine cabinet just the other day. Perhaps I should be using it, no?


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Quoted from Drea

I have that very neti wanna be, Victoria! I saw it in the medicine cabinet just the other day. Perhaps I should be using it, no?


Neti wannabe?  Naw!  Quite superior, in my opinion.  

Yes!  Give it a try.



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superior, yes, just didn't want to call it a pot. used it tonight and followed with a dab of supersalve in each nostril. better already.


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glad the nasal therapy helped you out, Drea. I'll remember that one.
I'm still grainfree....and waiting to see the benefits. It could be that my fingers are better....but hard to be certain, cuz the pain is random....
today I tried to microwave an egg...I remembered someone saying you can put an egg in a dish of water and poach it but that didn't work out so well.....maybe you have to scramble it...I think I'll try it by microwaving a cup  of water and taking it out before dropping an egg into it.....(why would I do this? after making my DH's eggs, the pan is so stuck with egg I have to soak it....and its s'posed to be a nonstick! Not!)
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jayneeo, try poaching an egg stove-top.  A very small pan with a lid that will fit tightly . . Cover the bottom of the pan with water (1/2 inch or so).  Bring water to a simmer, break in the egg, put on the lid and shut the heat, leaving the pot on the burner.  If you like it well done, leave it on simmer for a while, but I like mine with the white firm but the yolk soft.



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Quoted from Victoria
jayneeo, try poaching an egg stove-top.  A very small pan with a lid that will fit tightly . . Cover the bottom of the pan with water (1/2 inch or so).  Bring water to a simmer, break in the egg, put on the lid and shut the heat, leaving the pot on the burner.  If you like it well done, leave it on simmer for a while, but I like mine with the white firm but the yolk soft.
Yum, me too!! Maybe not a good idea to microwave eggs  Although it is possible to do (prick the yolk & white slightly) the risk of it exploding is still high & believe me cleaning egg out of every corner of the microwave is way worse Besides microwaving food is not at all healthy


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KK here, day 82 Grain Free.

My 2 mile in the mornings is getting easier. Less back pain.

And I was shocked to find that I've lost somewhere in the vicinity of 4 to 4.5 more pounds.  So my total weight loss so far is approximately 14.5 pounds, just by following the Gatherer diet outlined in The GenoType Diet book.

It appears I'm losing at a rate of 5 pounds per month.  A very slow, natural weight loss.

I imagine if/when we invest in SWAMI, that could probably go a bit faster.  Once I get a bit more weight off (I'm putting a target goal of 20-25ish...) I'll start walking in the hills again.


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I was just wondering how your weight loss was coming, KK! yay for you!

How's your back?


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oh, this is awesome weightloss news, KK! Wow!

I feel sheepish about the microwave experiment....it came from a desperate lack of pans in the moment......won't be doing it again!

my next move is to get off coffee....still having trouble sleeping....tomorrow I will try a chai type drink w/blk or green tea.
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I say . . Well done, KK!!    
I agree about sticking to the lowlands as your back heals!  

jayneeo, chai was what enabled me to get off coffee!  All the warm spices helped to satisfy.  Good luck, and enjoy the journey!



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Congrats on the weight loss KK That is fantastic

jaynee - no need to feel sheepish More like you ran the risk of having egg on your face

Drea - doodoo?? Glad your stuffy nose situation is working out
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About a week or so ago, my back pain started to ease up.  I still get it towards the end of my walk but it's not so bad and comes about 3/4ths of the way into the walk instead of right off the bat or 1/3rd of the way in....  I don't have to hold in my abdomen with constant contractions for the entire walk now...just towards the end.  

It's very cold here now, so I have to bundle up when I walk out the door.  About five more pounds, and I "might" have dropped another size.  I can "almost" get into the smaller size now....

With Lewis going off grain too, meals are so much easier for him to prepare....he's not spending all that prep time making his rice in the microwave....he had that chore down to a specific, scientific procedure lol!

Lots and lots of superfood vegetables is the key for this Gatherer family.


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I crossed my legs tonight and noticed that my inner thighs are considerably smaller!

It is so much easier when both parties of a cooking relationship are eating the same. Yay for you and Lewis.


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Congratulations to Drea's thighs!!




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Yay Drea!!!
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Drea!  Great job on toning your legs!

We had a tough day today.  In the car from 2:30 pm until almost 9:30 pm.  Lewis made sure to pack our lunch and dinner so we had something to eat on the drive down to Santa Ana and back.

It was exhausting being in the car for the long drive...then walking around a cold warehouse....the bumper to bumper traffic on the drive back....and then IKEA where we wolfed down turkey patties @ 7pm before we entered the store...

We bought a narrow, 12" base cabinet to support the other end of a formica counter we are going to install over our washer and dryer.  The cabinet is a roll-out type where our recycling bin will be located.


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What a day! Glad you had good compliant foods to eat Good on Lewis for packing it
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hmm, good idea (the project)....and awesome to have brought your own food!!

Last night I made a soup of chicken with greens in (store bought) broth. DH and darling granddaughter loved it!
confession: chicken is avoid for me, as a gatherer, but once in awhile (family loves it)...
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I am not doing grain free cooking, but as I harvest some beautiful Cassava tubers this afternoon, grating and freezing most for later use, I used some of it (grated ) to make tasty drop scones, or pikelets, or equivalent of potato pancakes (whatever terminology).  Just mixed two cups of the grated cassava with 1 large egg (which happened to be double yolker), a bit of salt and molases and cooked them by the spoonful on a fry pan with a bit of ghee!!!  Delicious, like potato fritata ... You can try them with a bit of honey, or any savory topping spur by your imagination ... but they were delicious on their own!!!  They are a good carb source that is gluten free and rich in some vits and minerals (I think B6 ...)   Has anyone try cassava before?  They are a superfood in my explorer diet ... Hope you do not mind me posting it here ...  




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Is cassava from the squash family? I should look it up.... No, I see it is more like a potato; cassava is a black dot for me.


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