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Personal Diaries / I really didn't drop off the earth....
« on: July 15, 2016, 09:00:52 PM »
Hey-- I ducked out because I was spending much too much time on social media.

A side effect from not interfacing with like-minded people was that I kind of got off track. Stayed wheat-free, but having French fries once per week turned into twice per week turned into three times per week. Gained back about 15 pounds between eating cooked potatoes and tortilla chips on occasion together with some (quite wonderful) travel experiences.

After a trip to Africa and 6 weeks of antimalarial antibiotics, I'm trying to get back on track and just finished Dr. Davis' 10 day detox just before two weeks of conference + vacation. It really helped to interface with the private Facebook group. I gave this forum a very favorable plug--you guys are so knowledgable and supportive, I wanted to share this resource with folks who might need help after the 10 days. On the 10 day detox, I lost 4 pounds but really disconnected from the need to stop on my way home for French fries because I was hungry.

Had a most wonderful educational trip to South Africa and Namibia in May--it was probably the greatest trip I've ever had. I have a conference in Denver next week and then DH and I are headed to Grand Teton Nat'l Park and Yellowstone.

Hope all of you are doing well! I'll post again when I can.

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General Discussion / Re: Skin Tags
« on: April 05, 2015, 05:43:49 PM »
I don't know that I've seen any fewer, as in going away, but don't get new ones as often. May be because there aren't as many skin folds as there have been in the past--I read somewhere not long ago that skin tags are more likely to occur in skin folds (like under arms, groin area, etc. were I usually get them).

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Off Topic Discussions / Re: Mammograms
« on: April 05, 2015, 05:39:33 PM »
I have one every two years. One of my sisters had breast cancer and a maternal aunt. I don't do self exams as I should--seems like my breasts are naturally lumpy and every lump feels scary, but most are symmetric (in both breasts, same location).


I will keep having them, unless it falls in a year when I have a lot of x-rays, like the year I broke my proximal humerus and was having x-rays every 2 weeks for awhile. I put off my bone scan and dental x-rays that year too.

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Wheat Free Tips / Re: No barfing!
« on: March 28, 2015, 05:43:03 PM »
I haven't been able to find gluten/grain free food that isn't full of starches, like potatoes & peas. I wish I could just feed my fur babies canned food, but one of them has a really sensitive stomach to proteins.


I never buy the made in china dry food. They don't care if they kill your babies.

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Wheat Free Tips / Re: Part Time Grain Free ?
« on: March 28, 2015, 05:37:11 PM »
I am inadvertently "wheated" from time to time. Anything from hamburgers that are supposed to be 100% meat and aren't to "flour free" bisque. I can always tell from the abdominal distress and bloating. In addition, I get the "addiction" effects like wanting to eat everything in sight.


I can't be wheat free part time. It's all or nothing.

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General Discussion / Re: Vaccinations
« on: March 22, 2015, 01:30:55 PM »
I am going to have my shingles vaccination soon. THAT is something I want to avoid and now that I'm of that certain age, I can get the shot and insurance will pay for it!




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Personal Diaries / Just a Quick Medical Update
« on: March 16, 2015, 05:47:20 PM »
Had my physical today and a check up with my endocrinologist. On the thyroid front, I had the best thyroid report ever---I know the TSH number by itself doesn't matter so much, but it was 1.5 (Dr. Davis' "ideal"). Free T3 and Free T4 were well within normal, with the T4 being optimal. We tweaked my cytomel a bit because I still have some subclinical symptoms like tiredness as the T3 wears off during the day, low temperature, and slightly elevated NMR LDL-P.


All other bloodwork normal but the NMR cholesterol results are worth mentioning. My PCP only looks at NMR LDL-P and triglycerides and my LDL-P was 1017 (<1000 normal), triglycerides 70. Of note (to me) was NMR HDL at 104, and NMR Small LDL at negligible.


Query: can one's thyroid start healing itself from Hashimoto's? I'm happy to take those meds, but I've never had results that good.


Also BP was 110/70, and weight down 11 lbs from last visit. Woot.



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Wheat Free Recipes / Re: A couple of keepers
« on: March 15, 2015, 12:51:47 PM »
When I make the cheesecake, I always put the spring pan on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Indeed the oil does leak out most of the time (batter does not).


I bought raw macadamia nuts on nuts.com. They are wonderfully fresh with no rancid odor. They are expensive though; I bought 2 lb on sale and keep them in the freezer.


DH really loves the macadamia nuts in the crust, but probably most any other nut would do (and the outcome would have a different, although not a bad, flavor). I'm not wild about hazelnuts so I wouldn't use it. Pecans or Almonds would work for me.

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Off Topic Discussions / Re: Dr D right about whey...
« on: February 22, 2015, 07:09:50 AM »
Linda, I was also reviewing my last year's progress (I have a Fitbit Aria scale that is a fancy wireless gadget to auto record my weight & body fat composition--the latter doesn't work well I think). I also lost 6 pounds during the last 11 months. I'd like it to be faster and the graph looks a bit like a mini roller coaster, but at least the trend is downward. I eat a lot of cheese and am thinking about cutting back--don't know how much whey is there for which kinds of cheese, though. I mostly eat cheddar and gouda, occasionally monterrey jack & parmesan.


No milk at all, just heavy whipping cream & cream cheese in dishes like cauliflower mash, which we have about once a month.


As long as the downward trend continues, I'll be happy. But when I go for my physical next month, I'd at least like to have lost one pound per month.


I need to lose another 50 pounds before I have some much needed foot surgery...by the time I'm 70 maybe that will happen.

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General Discussion / Re: Crock pot
« on: January 27, 2015, 07:41:55 PM »
I had some left over kalua pork roast in the freezer and this morning I cut up a head of cabbage and threw the pork and cabbage in the crock pot with some chicken stock I had in the freezer. When I got home, the house smelled wonderful and we had a delicious dinner.

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General Discussion / Re: Alcohol Guide from Bulletproof
« on: January 27, 2015, 07:39:32 PM »
Randal,
What kind/dosage of glutathione and activated charcoal?

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Off Topic Discussions / Re: Strength Training
« on: January 21, 2015, 09:03:20 PM »
Hungry, what you said about getting up and down from a seated position is exactly what my assistant dean told me about a good way to get started. The balance training is also something that looks good to start with. That's also something I can do while I'm watching TV in the evening.


I'd love to do burpees and I believe I could if my feet were flexible enough.


Love the suggestions and will look at the gym for the back extension machines. I do the ab crunches and shoulder machines (I have pins in my right proximal humerus from a bad break so this really helps with range of motion). I recently started some leg extensions that I hope will help with my knees.


Thanks for the ideas. I'll be working on it. Low and slow.

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Off Topic Discussions / Strength Training
« on: January 21, 2015, 06:35:01 PM »
I need to do some core strength training. My knees are a mess and squats & lunges are pretty much out of the question. I've tried to do planks but my feet (due to bunions and hammertoes) are just not flexible enough. Same thing for burpees--I just don't have the flexibility in my feet do do anything that requires being on my toes.


Does anybody have modifications that could help my poor old body develop some core muscles?


I'm doing great with interval cardio on the elliptical a la Mercola (well, as fast as I can do it). I just need to gain some strength in my body but am disadvantaged due to anatomy.

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General Discussion / Re: Alcohol Guide from Bulletproof
« on: January 20, 2015, 07:03:27 PM »
Very interesting chart. Since I really prefer whiskey (bourbon, to be specific) and white wine, I'm closer to "bulletproof" than I would have thought. I did have a Bud Light while in Hawaii over the holidays--it was the first one I had in over a year and a half. I must admit that it was delicious. I have passed up many great craft beers in that year and a half.


I like my bulletproof coffee but usually drink it early in the morning just before going to the gym because I get light headed if I exercise for an hour before I eat something. But I have also had it WITH breakfast instead of AS breakfast. I gotta eat.

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Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Keto Breadsticks
« on: January 19, 2015, 05:20:25 PM »
Wow, those look great! Will have to try! I will probably substitute golden flax for the psyllium husk (just because I have it).


Like the idea of the cinnamon sticks too.


It takes a bit of work, but you can eat some amazing things on this WOE.

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Personal Diaries / Re: Fresh start for 2015
« on: January 18, 2015, 12:48:04 PM »
Ah, bourbon is my drink of choice too. So I get it.


Hope things will calm down...getting the dissertation finished & defended is a good thing to get behind you. I remember those extra-long days and worrying about whether I would get the proof finished that my advisor said was mandatory. But I did, finally, and he (& my committee) liked it. You can get there.




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Scrambled eggs & cheddar cheese. 


Lately, I've been absolutely starving when I wake up. I usually go to the gym at 5am and honestly after I've been exercising for 20-30 minutes I get simply lightheaded. It usually passes, but is a bit disconcerting. Don't know why it hits me so hard in the morning (except I've not been snacking after dinner, which is usually at 6 or 6:30pm).


I skipped lunch today and when I got home this afternoon I was famished. Grabbed a slice of gouda cheese and was OK until we decided to have a salad with a little bit of chicken.


But I ALWAYS have eggs and cheddar. When I don't have anything else quick to cook, they are my go-to.

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Wheat Free Tips / Re: Eating Out
« on: January 10, 2015, 04:21:20 PM »
I knew it had triple sec, but it was yummy.

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Wheat Free Tips / Eating Out
« on: January 10, 2015, 06:08:07 AM »
It is so hard sometimes to eat out. I'm in (freezing) San Antonio for a conference.

I expected to have great difficulty finding something to eat at a restaurant chosen by a friend last night. Boudros Texas Bistro. I explained to the server what I needed and asked her about some menu items I had looked at and how they might modify them. She was ever so helpful and would say, "that wouldn't work for you," and then I came to a nice grilled flank steak with grilled vegetable salad and their house pico de gallo. She said that would be great and do I want them to leave off the grilled potatoes. Excellent. It was a beautiful piece of meat and delicious vegetables. The margaritas were excellent too--that was my splurge and she said that they use pure lime juice that has no added sugar. So while not such a good thing, not as bad as it could be. So I give Boudro's a big thumbs up.

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General Discussion / Ideas about oats?
« on: January 07, 2015, 04:57:38 PM »
Just heard about this report on the nightly news.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/01/06/whole-grains-diet-lifespan-study/21339741/


They mostly talked about oats.


It would be great to be able to have some nice hot oatmeal. Old Fashioned or steel cut.

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Off Topic Discussions / Happy New Year!
« on: January 01, 2015, 02:32:50 PM »
Hope everyone has a healthy and prosperous 2015!


Our New Year's dinner will be (somewhat) traditional: I'm cooking a boston butt "island style" wrapped in banana leaves and roasting. We will have spinach instead of collards and we will have small servings of purple hull peas instead of black eyed peas (although they look a lot alike). We had some good kalua pork while in Hawaii and there are some simple recipes online so we'll see.


Enjoying some good college football and relaxing after a good workout at the gym. Life is good!


All good wishes for the new year to all of you!

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General Discussion / Re: Eating in Hawaii
« on: December 30, 2014, 07:06:41 PM »
I don't know how people afford to live there. Just going to the Safeway for basic food (eggs, salad, etc.) was very expensive. It was amazing that our lodging was very inexpensive by mainland standards. Except in Honolulu, the condos we rented were under $90. But even in Honolulu the room where we stayed near Waikiki was significantly less than what one would have to pay for a room in midtown Atlanta.


I'm not sure I'd like to live there--after I'd done everything on the island I would probably feel very isolated. It is truly beautiful, though, and I enjoyed every second we were there!

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Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Pan Fried onion Dip and Spread
« on: December 29, 2014, 09:17:35 PM »
Oh great! I was just making my list for DH and my New Year's Eve eat-ables because I'm doing my shopping tomorrow. I wanted to do an onion dip but the packaged stuff has sugar and other processed crap. This will be excellent. I'm going to do some of Danielle's (Against All Grain) meatballs, Gourmet Girl Cooks cheddar "crackers", veggies, and Barbara's onion dip. And I bought some cheap bubbly brut that we'll probably pour out after taking a sip.


We're set. Thanks Barbara!

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General Discussion / Re: Eating in Hawaii
« on: December 29, 2014, 11:13:55 AM »
No, I didn't eat poi although I had opportunity. Looks like paste. bleh


At one restaurant where we requested that the starches be left off our meals, the server said that more Hawaiians need to leave off the rice and macaroni salad. I think it is the only place I've been where the beach and dress shops advertised "plus sizes available."

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General Discussion / Re: Good news brought to you by science
« on: December 27, 2014, 08:41:23 AM »
Works for me!

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General Discussion / Eating in Hawaii
« on: December 27, 2014, 08:40:11 AM »
Just returned from an awesome Christmas break in Hawaii. Went to Maui, Kauai and spent a couple of leisurely days in Honolulu. Just an excellent adventure.


We stayed in condos except for the hotel in Honolulu, so it was easy for us to prepare meals. We generally fixed breakfasts and dinner (usually a salad because we ate a larger lunch) and ate one meal out. It can be a challenge to eat -- surprisingly Hawaiian folks don't eat very healthy foods. Lots of starch (potatoes, rice, taro) and processed meats like spam. But every restaurant we went to had grass fed beef, free range chicken (lots of free range chickens in Hawaii, especially Kauai), and delicious roasted pork. So we did a good job most days, with slip ups having more to do with happy hour drinks like Mai Tai than actual food. Had fish a couple of times, but it was not outstanding.


One of the best meals, surprisingly, we had was something we took on the plane Christmas Day from the Lahaina Chicken place in the Honolulu airport. Roasted chicken & pork and three sides: got double serving of a wax & green bean mixture (really cooked well--crispy!!), mixed greens. Fairly inexpensive ($14) for the huge serving and DH and I shared it over the Pacific. Really outstanding.


Didn't gain any weight!! Now to get back to the gym.


Hope everyone had a great Christmas!

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General Discussion / Re: I miss you guys!
« on: December 12, 2014, 11:10:51 AM »
I've missed you guys too. This semester has been the semester from hell...dealing with unreasonable people (the faculty type) is the world's worst. I do not understand people who are hateful and mean. But that's the world I'm living in right now. Because each of the places I've served have had challenges, I've had some rough spells, but this has been the worst. The hits just keep on coming.


Anyway, we have our graduate hooding ceremony tonight and two commencements tomorrow--always happy times for our students' achievements. And on Sunday DH and I are headed to Maui and Kauai. I have a very big birthday next week and so while we wanted to go to the Canadian Rockies, because of the time of year I decided I needed another Hawaii fix so that I can mark Hawaii off my bucket list for good. We're planning a helicopter tour (with the doors off) on Kauai!  I'll be scared to death for sure because I generally hate flying, but it will be wonderful.


Still wheat free and except for the last couple of days when I've been eating Russell Stover dark chocolates that my Assistant Dean gave me, have been pretty much sugar free. Going to the gym almost every day and sweating. A good thing. Haven't lost too much weight but I can really tell that my stamina and strength have improved. My complexion has been nearly flawless (as flawless as it can be) and people are noticing. Not quite to the point where I can do significant changes in wardrobe but I'm wearing clothes I haven't worn for years.


Hope all of you have a great holiday! I'll check back in after Hawaii and when I get back on track. It is hard to stay true while traveling but we are doing our best. DH just had an excellent doctor visit today and I'm so happy his NMR LDL-P numbers are significantly improved and for the first time in years within normal range. Maybe he will be around for awhile.


Take care!

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Wheat Free Tips / Re: spiralized food
« on: November 20, 2014, 11:25:37 AM »
I'm a little behind in reading. I also have a julienne peeler but bought a spiralizer hoping that it would minimize waste. It doesn't. The part you can't spiralize is just a different shape.


I did some carrots to put in my zucchini spaghetti. Very tasty. But you can't spiralize all of the vegetable.


We don't even miss pasta anymore.

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Wheat Free Tips / Re: spiralized food
« on: November 16, 2014, 12:57:34 PM »
You all inspired me to buy a spiralizer. It arrived last week and I will do spaghetti zucchini tonight! I am making a sauce with some left over roast beef, mushrooms, celery, some onions. It will be yummy!

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General Discussion / Re: KerryGold butter + Canola oil Jimmy Moore post
« on: November 13, 2014, 08:54:32 PM »
I wish there is a farm market that sells real butter close by me. I do buy Kerrygold (pure butter) at Sam's.


I don't use anything else other than Kerrygold pure butter.

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General Discussion / Re: Food & Complexion
« on: November 09, 2014, 02:00:05 PM »
Well! Proof positive that grain affects complexion.


After a year of being grain-free, 4 days in San Antonio and indulging in wheat-free but not grain-free Mexican fare, I now have 4 or 5 blemishes where once there were none. Probably the margaritas didn't help either.


This week I will de-tox and hopefully be back to normal in a week or so.

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General Discussion / Food & Complexion
« on: November 01, 2014, 03:46:56 PM »
Does any of this sound familiar?


http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/31/10-worst-foods-for-your-skin/?intcmp=ob_homepage_health&intcmp=obnetwork


I know my skin (adult acne/rosacea) has measurably improved since going low carb and grain free.


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General Discussion / Carbs anomaly?
« on: October 25, 2014, 05:36:41 AM »
Hey y'all. I've been out of pocket awhile and not keeping up too much with the forum. Looking forward to reading all the posts.


Have been stuck on the same weight for three weeks, despite 45-60 minutes of exercise (mostly cardio but some strength training, which I'm going to increase this week coming up). %body fat (as measured by my Aria scale, which my trainer said was in agreement with his device) had been down but was back up by 3/10 of a percentage point.


Last night we had an alumni gala and while our food service director has done a great job lately having something very tasty that I can eat that is low carb (and there were some great choices), there was also a mashed potato bar. Red potatoes with skin and a separate sweet potato. She told me that the sweet potatoes had sugar so I'd probably want to stay away from that for sure. But I did have a mashed red potato martini. It was so good--that's why I can't trust myself to eat cold/raw potatoes as resistant starch. Love them so much and it is so easy to overeat them. No control with potatoes.


Well, I expected to have movement in my weight this morning, in the wrong direction. Instead I was down 2 full pounds and over this week with the strength training I've dropped 2/10 of a percent in body fat.  Not dehydrated either


Just a blip perhaps but maybe I will be able to buy a couple of new blouses and pairs of pants before my Hawaii trip in mid-December.


I do believe that cardio alone isn't the ticket, but I feel like I haven't accomplished anything unless I've walked 10000 steps for the day and been on the elliptical for at least 20 minutes.

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Wheat Free Recipes / A couple of keepers
« on: October 12, 2014, 06:29:14 PM »
Gourmet Girl Cooks posted a spicy pumpkin donut recipe a week or so ago. Yesterday I made 6 donuts (the size of my pan) and made the rest into a loaf. Wonderful!!! I used a cream cheese frosting instead of the chocolate. This morning I made some "french toast" with a couple of slices and put some of the Nature's Hollow xylitol sweetened maple flavored syrup on it. Delicious!!


http://www.gourmetgirlcooks.com/2014/09/chocolate-glazed-spiced-pumpkin-donuts.html


And last week I found a coconut cheesecake with macadamia nut crust. Made it today. Oh my...amazing, even though I'm not wild about cheesecake.
http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/2014/07/low-carb-coconut-cheesecake-with-macadamia-nut-crust.html


Cheesecake is a lot of trouble, but it was beautiful. I put 3/4 of it in the freezer so we'll see how it comes out.


Not in to sweets so much, but it was a nice treat today.

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Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Do you miss cereal?
« on: October 12, 2014, 06:23:20 PM »
I still do miss cereal. I never liked granola, though. I liked Cheerios (the plain ones) and puffed wheat. And oatmeal.


But eggs for breakfast are good. And my wheat free french toast. And pumpkin spice donuts from Gourmet Girl Cooks. and...and....

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General Discussion / Re: laryngopharyngeal reflux
« on: September 29, 2014, 07:19:36 PM »
I believe you or Jan suggested the Clear Tinnitus and/or the Clear Sinus & Ear homeopathics.


I wish I knew for sure what is going on. I suspect I'll need to go to an ENT if this doesn't clear up completely. It is 'way better but not completely well. If it is caused by a silent reflux, it probably won't go away completely until the reflux stops completely.

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Wheat Free Recipes / It's soup time!
« on: September 29, 2014, 07:12:44 PM »
The weather has finally gotten cool enough to have soup. I made Gourmet Girl's beef & cabbage soup at
http://www.gourmetgirlcooks.com/2014/09/spicy-beef-cabbage-soup-slow-cooker.html.


Delish!! I did not sautee the cabbage first--no time this morning--and just dumped it in the crock pot. It was amazing. And we have leftovers for tomorrow night!!

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Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Instant Pumpkin ice cream
« on: September 27, 2014, 03:17:57 PM »
I saw this on Danielle's website too. It looks so yummy. Gourmet Girl had some pumpkin donuts on her site recently.


This has gotten me in the mood for some pumpkin & spice.


I think I would sub a bit more pumpkin for the banana and use swerve to sub for the syrup/honey. might need to adjust liquid a bit.

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General Discussion / Re: laryngopharyngeal reflux
« on: September 27, 2014, 03:16:28 PM »
Interesting theory and possibly could be an issue with me. I do snore, but less so after WB.


I don't know what exactly has helped, but my ear issue is much better (not completely gone). Some tinnitus still and pitch is not correct (but better than it was). I'm still taking allegra and using Nasonex. A Nexium every day. And a homeopathic remedy suggested by one of my good friends on this forum (Clear Sinus & Ear and Clear Tinnitus).


So lots of treatment. Something has made it better, unless it would have just gotten better on its own eventually.

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General Discussion / Re: DH's surgery
« on: September 27, 2014, 03:10:49 PM »
Wow. Sounds incredibly complex. I hope he continues to do well. No doubt he will breathe much better!


Take care of yourself too, Rita!

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General Discussion / Re: laryngopharyngeal reflux
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:56:40 AM »
It feels like a respiratory allergy, Rita, but it is not responding to usual allergy meds. I feel as if my head is in a bucket. Can't hear well at all.


As recommended by Dr. D, I take Slo-Niacin. It usually doesn't cause a flush, but even though I take it every day, every once in awhile it does make me itch, turn red, and feel like I'm burring up inside. I think it depends on what I've eaten and how much I've hydrated.


I did read that reflux is a potential side effect. I've stopped taking it at night.


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Food Elements / Re: Baking Tonight
« on: September 14, 2014, 09:00:30 AM »
Rita, not as good as the first time I made it. I believe I baked it a bit too long and I used chia instead of the flaxseed. Discovered I really don't like the chia. I should have pulsed it in the food processor.


But when made like the recipe, it is quite good. When I made it the first time I thought it was the most wonderful thing I had put in my mouth.

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Food Elements / ch-ch-ch chia
« on: September 14, 2014, 07:11:33 AM »
Have any of you baked with chia seeds? I substituted chia for the flaxseed in my zucchini bread last night. I'm a bit disappointed. I didn't like the consistency at all. Felt a lot like poppy seeds, only more of them.


Maybe I should have ground the seeds?


Part of it may be that I'm having a hard time getting past the growing chia figures...

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Food Elements / Baking Tonight
« on: September 13, 2014, 06:32:16 PM »
Baking Gourmet Girl's Best Zucchini Walnut Bread and her cheddar-pepper biscuits (made as a flat loaf).


Tomorrow I need to make some English Muffins and some of her bagels.


Then I can tidy my kitchen!

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General Discussion / Re: When eating lchf makes you gain weight
« on: September 12, 2014, 07:25:06 AM »
I'm not gaining weight but even with 45 - 50 minutes of exercise each day I am not losing (although in the last 3 weeks my body fat % is down by 2%). I'm also not losing girth anymore.


On the elliptical this morning at the gym I saw (but didn't listen to) an infomercial about the 21 day fix. Another diet/exercise fad but the thing I found interesting was that a fundamental part of the plan was a set of containers with which you measure your food. There was a big one for vegetables, smaller one for fruit,another size for carbs,  smaller one for protein, etc. Clearly portion size is a big part of this plan.


I wonder if Dr. Davis should be a stronger advocate for portion size. I think the assumption is that if one is not hungry, one will not eat. Not necessarily true, and certainly not true in my case. While I don't binge anymore and hardly ever eat between meals, I believe my portion sizes are too big. Sometimes I am really hungry and that leads me to put more on my plate, and I almost always eat everything on my plate (sorry, I was just raised not to waste food).


So my next step will be to start measuring, I think. Very much a pain to do so, but I'm wondering if this will help.


Reluctantly I have started taking some meds that I am afraid will make me swell (and swelling == weight gain). But I have to try to get this ear thing under control.

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General Discussion / Re: laryngopharyngeal reflux
« on: September 11, 2014, 08:27:18 AM »
Perhaps my slo-niacin (which I have been taking at night) is the culprit.


http://www.umassmed.edu/healthyheart/patientinfo/Niacin/  It seems niacin can aggravate reflux.


I'm going to switch to morning and see if that helps. I did take my slo-niacin this morning and right now I'm all red, itchy, and hot from the tips of my ears to my ankles. Darn flushing.


Usually doesn't last long.

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General Discussion / Re: Ketosis and Candida - Good or bad?
« on: September 10, 2014, 04:27:21 PM »
ugh...doesn't sound like good news

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General Discussion / laryngopharyngeal reflux
« on: September 10, 2014, 04:26:34 PM »
A nursing colleague today suggested that my (apparently chronic at this point) hoarseness, post-nasal drip, ear congestion and tinnitus could be a result of laryngopharyngeal reflux.

I used to have a lot of reflux prior to this WOE with painful heartburn. Since I've been wheat free I no longer have the heartburn. I've been reading some about this laryngopharyngeal reflux and it appears that it can go on without heartburn.

Does anybody have experience with this? It certainly would explain my symptoms in the absence of a cold and lack of relief from using allergy meds (Allegra & Nasonex).


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Oh..somebody beat me to it!! I saw this and was going to share.  I am going to pass on that offer.

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Personal Diaries / Re: HIIT the Mercola way
« on: September 03, 2014, 01:17:00 PM »
I subscribe to the twitter feeds for Cureality and exercise is advocated, unlike specific recommendations in Dr. Davis' Wheat Belly books. I will be surprised if his next installment doesn't have a specific recommendation for exercise.


I am anxious to build up to the point where I can do the entire 20 minute elliptical HIIT session the way it is supposed to be done. Most of my 20 minute workout this morning was in the "rest" mode, LOL. And I'm sure my high intensity, while high enough for me, isn't nearly as high as it should be. A work in progress....

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