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Posted by: Rachel D, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 9:52pm
I have been on this diet for awhile now, around 2 years I think. I have seen some improvements but I'm still not where I want to be. Being an Explorer seems to be part of my difficulty with healing. I have cut out all major avoids but do slip up occasionally (sugar and butter substitute when I get cravings). Taking out wheat helped my mood and taking out milk helped my sinuses. Here is what I would like to improve:

Sinuses-Better but I still wake up slightly congested and this week I am having trouble with pain in my ears which I suspect is caused by my sinuses.
Mouth-My gums bleed, I have halitosis, and I have developed some dark spots on my gums. I just found out that I have been flossing improperly and wondered if maybe that has caused the spots.
Nails-Minor importance but I thought I'd mention they are blue with no moon and I get vertical ridges on my thumbs. I've heard various reasons for all of that.
Liver-This is the big one. I think I need a good amount of detoxing. The black circles under my eyes that I thought would get better after eliminating dairy are still there. Of course this could be linked to sinuses too.

Solutions I want to try-A neti pot for my nose. Oil pulling, flossing, homemade toothpaste for teeth. Castor oil pack and supplements for my liver, foods good for liver.

Sadly I can't afford the Dadamo supplements right now so I'm looking for cheaper versions and the components that detox. I'm considering Glutathione, milk thistle, malic acid, a multivitamin for general health, and elderberry for immune. I already have salmon oil on hand. Should I think about anything else such as vitamin D or other vitamins? Anything I should watch out for that might not be good for me in the ingredients list? I'm also open to suggestions for other things to try that I may be unaware of like I was about oil pulling.
Posted by: Possum, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 10:03pm; Reply: 1
Hi... You said you have cut out all major avoids?! What are the avoids you are regularly having still? How much exercise are you getting? What do you eat each day? There may be a key there to something that is still upsetting your system & stopping it healing?!

Sugar & butter subs are not going to do you any good especially if they are eaten more than occasionally?! You'd actually be better off eating butter imo if you are craving it - we usually crave things for a reason...
Posted by: Lin, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 10:17pm; Reply: 2
Rachel,  
I think the tree pollen has started up in my area, not sure if you have any pollen started.  If you have any seasonal allergies you could see if there is any foods that across react.
Sinuses-probably try harder to skip the sugar, use a substitute like stevia or honey if allowed.
Gums bleeding:  I found if I floss before brushing I don't get the bleeding as much. also vitamin C is supposed to help.  Perhaps lemon in water.

Nails-blue - not sure, maybe oxygen?  No moon - supposed to be related to thyroid health, mine also disappeared and every so often they seem to be coming back on the thumb.  Could be also related to adrenals which has been an issue for me and possibly you as you've been unwell for a long time.

Liver/Gall bladder have  been high on my list too.  Milk thistle, artichoke, beets, lemon water are all good.  Flour/sat fats and sugar are hard work for these organs.
Black circles under  eyes can be allergies.  Might need to explore that more.
neti pot - make sure you use pure water. Oil pulling: good idea..
Castor oil pack - supposed to be good.
Vitamin D  is good for immune.  Magnesium very good for many things.
I wouldn't go over board on supplements as that could be more work for liver. Start slow.
Lin

Posted by: Rachel D, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 10:21pm; Reply: 3
Hi Possum. I will have to check my foods to see what the avoids are. I try to keep them out of the house but if I go to get groceries and I'm hungry my resolve slips and minor avoids get in. I don't get enough exercise..I actually thought about trying some butter or ghee again since I have been craving it but it seems like it messes with my sinuses every time. I get the sugar cravings on my period and I've noticed that I've been eating too many sugary fruits and veggies lately: Carrot s, Sweet potatos, bananas, figs, etc. I'm a little concerned that I may have a problem with blood sugar as well.
Posted by: Rachel D, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 10:25pm; Reply: 4
Good suggestions Lin. How do you recommend I start slow with the supplements, maybe take half the dosage?
Posted by: Goldie, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 11:07pm; Reply: 5
Ok the first thing you already did.
  
Making a food list of all things you eat often seldom or never.

What is your life style, are you cooking for you alone/

When did you have the last medical checkup?

Do you smoke? do you drink.

what can you afford?  Meds and or supps often are bandaids, and get very expencive even if you only get a few, I would rather get a good checkup first to make sure that your body is in ok shape.

Nails are a sign of something, in older persons it could be the lungs..  

Bleeding gums only requires rinsing, swisching with peroxide, cheap,for 6 weeks. Then see if you still need to worry further..   Then..  ask your dentist about it ..

Then add Vit C in food good for you.. and eat right for your type...  

If you can afford a less expensive juicer about 100.- then invest in organic dandelions and drink that juice for 8 weeks and the dark spots under the eyes will go away..

Have more food rather than fruit, add berries instead.

Get a Magic Bullet to make smoothies if you do not have a mixer ..IF you have one then make vegetable soups and drink just slightly heated, to keep all vitamins available for YOU.

I rather have you buy only a multy vitamin or mineral from Dr D than all sort of other stuff.  When I go to the healthfood store I go broke / and few items are worth it... investing in some organic food would be much smarter.

All the best..  
Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 11:12pm; Reply: 6
Yes, good stuff, Lin! ;) I agree...don't overload.
My suggestion would be to try the neil-med instead of the neti pot. I've done both and neil-med is quick and easy..just squirt at least twice a day in each nostril.
Due to chronic sinus problems I use neil-med, oil pulling, and lemon water daily. ;)
Due to this chronic condition I also have dark circles, which I heard can also be due to other things...among them, heredity/facial bone structure...as in I have large/wide eyes that are deep set with a high nose bridge. ??)
  
Posted by: Ligia, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 11:52pm; Reply: 7
Rachel,
How about adding dry brushing?
Posted by: Rachel D, Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 12:01am; Reply: 8
Goldie, sometimes I cook for myself, sometimes me and 3 others. Last checkup was awhile ago. No smoking or drinking. I can afford very little. The nails are a mystery to me. Peroxide seems a little harsh. I've used it before and used it last night. Maybe I'll try it again. We have a juicer..organic dandelions what do they do? We have a magic bullet too. It's kind of wimpy but have been making smoothies in it. If I would just buy one from Dr D it would be Explorer activator.

Cajun do you mean the neil med neti pot or something else? That is the one I'm thinking of getting.

Ligia there are a couple more things on my list that I didn't mention and dry brushing is one of them I want to start :)
Posted by: Adopted4, Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 2:27am; Reply: 9
Lemon water on an empty stomach is beneficial for the liver as well as clearing mucus out of the body. This protocol is emphasized for type A's like me, but is still beneficial for the other types also.

For your sinuses I would use thieve's oil or a similar essential oil. We ordered it a month or so ago when a nasty respiratory virus was going through our family and it worked incredibly well in killing the germs dead in their tracks as well as clearing our sinuses and lungs. We still have a small bowl of it diluted in olive oil on our counter for everyone to periodically rub under their noses for good health. In your case, you don't sound like you're viral, but this thieve's oil blend is very spicy and will likely help open your sinuses if you keep rubbing a diluted solution under your nose. You could also put it in a humidifier to run at night. I can't emphasize how helpful it has been for all of us, as well as good compliance to our individual dietary needs.

You could also brush your teeth with the thieve's oil mixed with your toothpaste and I've also read positive testimonials of people mixing it with mouthwash for good mouth and gum health.

Amazon sells a "mock" thieve's oil for $14.99 with Prime shipping. It's a small bottle, but it will last you a long time as you only use very small amounts of the oil at a time because of its strength.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Sunday, March 3, 2013, 8:31pm; Reply: 10
If you can't afford the Dr D supplements, read labels carefully. IMO, it's better to do without a supplement than it is to take a supplement that contains "avoid" additives. See if you can find things like milk thistle and rose hips in bulk, and brew them into tea rather than buying in capsules that may contain additives.

Be especially wary of a multivitamin, as that's very likely to contain corn-based vitamin C and/or "avoid" fillers. You may want to skip this one altogether, or buy the Dr D version but take it in much smaller quantities than recommended (to save money.)

I agree with whoever said that butter is a much better choice than "butter substitute." Are you regularly consuming ghee? If not, you may want to add that. It's very easy to make from butter.

I don't know what your budget is like concerning organic foods, but pesticides are bad news if your liver is already congested. Even if you can't afford all organic (I certainly can't!) buy organic butter for making ghee. Conventional butter has all the pesticides (that the cow eats) concentrated in the fat. Even if the rest of your food is conventional,  buy organic butter.

If your SWAMI lets you have honey, buy local, raw honey- it helps prevent seasonal allergies. Nettle tea is also good for allergies- again, I suggest the bulk bins to make your own. The kind in bags is very expensive.

I have a local HFS where I can buy loose nettles, rose hips, chia seeds, etc in little bags and pay by the pound. If that's not available anywhere near you, look online. I think my local store gets them from Rose Mountain Herbs.
Posted by: Goldie, Sunday, March 3, 2013, 10:48pm; Reply: 11
Poraxide.. Is way the cheapest and been used for centuries.. 6 weeks doing it, then 6 weeks not.. swisching with a few drops in warm water releases much needed oxygen..

Food is best for what you need for this way of getting healthier.. slow but positively best for you..

Sups, I have cosetts full take them and find they just are most often decoration.. save your money .. reat right.. beneficials most often..

One sup company I like is Standard Process, their stuff at least seems to work.. available locally by chiros..buy one at a time..
Posted by: Johnny B., Monday, March 4, 2013, 1:08am; Reply: 12
From personal experience and recommendation from my allergy doctor try a squeeze bottle instead of a neti pot after steaming in the shower a little bit.  You should be able to get them in any drug store.
http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=142210&catid=59915&aid=338666&aparam=goobase_filler

For toothpaste I recommend 3 brands:
Welenda's Salt Toothpaste
Tate's the Natural Miracle Toothpaste
Burt's Bees Multicare without Fluoride
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, March 4, 2013, 1:13am; Reply: 13
I have a plastic container in the bathroom that I fill with tooth powder- half kosher salt, half baking soda (sodium bicarbonate.) I just dump in  both dry powders in about equal amounts, until the container is no more than 3/4 full. Then I screw on the lid and shake it vigorously to get it fully blended. To brush my teeth, I moisten the toothbrush, then dip it into the container.

I have a plastic tub with a screw on lid that holds about 4oz- it originally held chewing gum, but you can purchase empty containers in any drug store. I actually have 2 containers, so I can make up a fresh batch when I'm running low, then wash out the container and let it dry properly before making a new batch (and am able to brush my teeth while the container is drying.)

I've tried making it with some essential oils for flavor, but found that I like it best plain. I can brush my teeth and then immediately eat something without it tasting bad!
Posted by: Goldie, Monday, March 4, 2013, 10:37am; Reply: 14
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I have a plastic container in the bathroom that I fill with tooth powder- half kosher salt, half baking soda (sodium bicarbonate.) I just dump in  both dry powders in about equal amounts, until the container is no more than 3/4 full. Then I screw on the lid and shake it vigorously to get it fully blended. To brush my teeth, I moisten the toothbrush, then dip it into the container.

I have a plastic tub with a screw on lid that holds about 4oz- it originally held chewing gum, but you can purchase empty containers in any drug store. I actually have 2 containers, so I can make up a fresh batch when I'm running low, then wash out the container and let it dry properly before making a new batch (and am able to brush my teeth while the container is drying.)


I've tried making it with some essential oils for flavor, but found that I like it best plain. I can brush my teeth and then immediately eat something without it tasting bad!


Three things.. one: salt might be to abrasive long term, we live to become 100 so teeth surfaces must be saved, not just cleaned.

two: dipping the used toothbrush might add many days bacteria into the mixture.. could you put it into a spray bottle instead?? and avoid direct contact.

I wonder if plastic bottles are ok for (strong) solutions, but a lot safer then glass in the shower...

three:in place of oil I might use a drop of peroxide to release oxygen.  

I still like my waterpick best as it cleans out all kinds of places..
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, March 4, 2013, 4:17pm; Reply: 15
Goldie, this is a powder. There's no way it would go through a spray bottle! Nor am I worried about plastic leaching into the dry powder.

When I was sick, I dumped out my tooth powder solution and sprinkled salt on my toothbrush each night.  The rest of the time, I only make enough for a few weeks and wash out the tub in between batches.

I haven't had any problems with new cavities or damaged enamel in several years of doing this. It is, however, great at preventing tartar buildup.
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