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General Discussion / Re: Serrapeptase
« on: July 06, 2017, 01:17:10 PM »
Sounds like quite the injury that you had!  Glad you are moving well.

General Discussion / Re: Serrapeptase
« on: July 06, 2017, 08:32:28 AM »
Interesting Barb.  Did you also notice any scarring that went away?

General Discussion / Serrapeptase
« on: July 04, 2017, 04:03:35 PM »
I stumbled across the supplement Serrapeptase when I was researching prednisone alternatives.   I had never heard of it, but apparently it's a pretty good alternative for many popular drugs.   It's an enzyme created by bacteria of the silk worm. It has many benefits and can get rid of scar tissue.  Has potential to help with various chronic illnesses.

Here's a few articles that were interesting:

Introduce Yourself to the Wheat Free Forum / Re: Hello
« on: June 30, 2017, 08:53:40 PM »
Welcome.   Strange that you can't post on the general forum.  Are you logged in when you attempt to post?  Are you getting an error message?

Rita, this is why I come here. These little anecdotal bits and pieces of what I call folk knowledge. There's so much forgotten remedies and practices.

I love learning about all those tidbits too ...  like sleeping with a bar of soap in the sheets for night time crampy legs.  :)

I've put a dab of honey in the corner of my eye before for an infection, and it worked well.

General Discussion / Re: Vaccinations
« on: June 24, 2017, 04:29:40 PM »

Looks like the flu vaccine was ineffective for people 65 and older last winter:

How ambi-dextrorotary of you.

Why thank you.  lol

And gut flora is a very good point Bob.   If people are constantly using stevia in their beverages, how is that effecting gut flora?   This is where I want to learn more about left-spin vs right spin molecules.

Another benefit of stevia:

"The culprit behind Lyme disease, which is a bacterial infection, is spirochete bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. The antibiotics proven to kill this form of bacteria are doxycycline and amoxicillin. However, Borrelia burgdorferi can be found in morphological forms, including spirochetes, spheroplast (or L-form), round bodies, and biofilms. When conditions are considered unfavourable for the bacteria, it morphs into the dormant round body, then hides in a biofilm form. When conditions are favourable, however, it can shift back to its spirochete form.

The study on Stevia, titled “Effectiveness of Stevia Rebaudiana Whole Leaf Extract Against the Various Morphological Forms of Borrelia Burgdorferi in Vitro,” was conducted by researchers from the Department of Biology and Environmental Science at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut. The researchers concluded that “Stevia whole leaf extract, as an individual agent, was effective against all known morphological forms of B. burgdorferi.”

General Discussion / Re: Great Video by David Diamond
« on: June 18, 2017, 12:10:46 PM »
But the "saturated fats are bad" meme remains as popular as ever.  BBC published a piece on coconut oil:

General Discussion / Re: Amazon buying Whole Foods?
« on: June 16, 2017, 09:12:18 AM »
That's true Bill.   If you go through their prepared deli foods, almost everything uses canola oil.  What I do like about their meats is that it's easier to get pasture-raised there.

I don't know how long this will be available as a free download, but here's the link:

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: California Dreaming Avocado Soup
« on: June 14, 2017, 06:09:56 PM »
What great ideas to modify.  Hamburger would be really good in it.

General Discussion / Re: Toothpaste I really like
« on: June 14, 2017, 06:07:47 PM »
I still use the [size=0px]Auromere licorice toothpaste too.   I'm not a fan of powder either.  Too messy.[/size]

General Discussion / When Evidence Says No, But Doctors Say Yes
« on: June 14, 2017, 06:04:00 PM »
Long article, but worth the read:

Here are a few interesting excerpts from the article:

-   “nobody that’s not having a heart attack needs a stent.” (Brown added that stents may improve chest pain in some patients, albeit fleetingly.) Nonetheless, hundreds of thousands of stable patients receive stents annually, and one in 50 will suffer a serious complication or die as a result of the implantation procedure."

-  "Even if a drug you take was studied in thousands of people and shown truly to save lives, chances are it won’t do that for you. The good news is, it probably won’t harm you, either. Some of the most widely prescribed medications do little of anything meaningful, good or bad, for most people who take them."

-"Intensive medication to keep blood pressure very low in diabetic patients caused more side effects and was no better at preventing heart attacks or death than more mild treatments that allowed for a somewhat higher blood pressure. "

- "CPR is no more effective with rescue breathing than if chest compressions are used alone; and breast-cancer survivors who are told not to lift weights with swollen limbs actually should lift weights, because it improves their symptoms."

-  "The 21st Century Cures Act — a rare bipartisan bill, pushed by more than 1,400 lobbyists and signed into law in December — lowers evidentiary standards for new uses of drugs and for marketing and approval of some medical devices. Furthermore, last month President Donald Trump scolded the FDA for what he characterized as withholding drugs from dying patients. He promised to slash regulations “big league. … It could even be up to 80 percent” of current FDA regulations, he said. To that end, one of the president’s top candidates to head the FDA, tech investor Jim O’Neill, has openly advocated for drugs to be approved before they’re shown to work. “Let people start using them at their own risk,” O’Neill has argued."

- "A 2004 analysis of clinical trials — including eight randomized controlled trials comprising more than 24,000 patients — concluded that atenolol [a beta-blocker] did not reduce heart attacks or deaths compared with using no treatment whatsoever; patients on atenolol just had better blood-pressure numbers when they died."

-  "atenolol was prescribed to more than 2.6 million Medicare beneficiaries, ranking it the 31st most prescribed drug out of 3,362 drugs."

-"if 1,000 elderly women take aspirin daily for a decade, 11 of them will avoid a heart attack; meanwhile, twice that many will suffer a major gastrointestinal bleeding event that would not have occurred if they hadn’t been taking aspirin. As with most drugs, though, aspirin will not cause anything particularly good or bad for the vast majority of people who take it. "

"or every 100 older adults who take a sleep aid, 7 will experience improved sleep, while 17 will suffer side effects that range widely in severity, from simple morning “hangover” to memory loss and serious accidents. As with many medications, most who take a sleep aid will experience neither benefit nor harm."

The article goes on to discuss many different drugs and various surgeries that have no benefit and may even hurt the patients.

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: California Dreaming Avocado Soup
« on: June 11, 2017, 08:34:59 AM »
I always love a ginger and turmeric combo for pain.


Fred A. Kummerow, a scientist who fought the food industry and prevailing medical practices for decades until his early warnings about the dangers of trans fats were finally vindicated, died May 31 at his home in Urbana, Ill. He was 102.

Marty -  just saw this and had to think of you.  This clothing line will replace your clothes for free if your size changes:

General Discussion / Re: Keto Lipedema Summit
« on: May 13, 2017, 09:48:49 PM »
I had not heard about the Noakes trial.  Ugh.

Enjoyed the article.  Thanks for the share Bill.

Great answer from Barb.  I might also add that you might consider increasing your magnesium.   A lack of magnesium can cause fluid retention.

Congratulations Marty!  That is a fantastic success story!   Bet you're enjoying shopping for those clothes... even though it's expensive to replace a wardrobe.

General Discussion / Re: Keto Lipedema Summit
« on: May 04, 2017, 08:24:21 AM »
Any "ah-has" that you got from it Bill?

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Avocado Coconut Crabmeat Cold Soup
« on: May 04, 2017, 08:23:22 AM »
Another creative use of avocados!

General Discussion / Re: Restore
« on: April 18, 2017, 02:45:20 PM »
The link above didn't work.   Here it is:

I took a look.  Seems like the main ingredient is lignite.  I had to look up what that is.   It's sort of between peat and coal.  I wonder how close it is to activated charcoal.

General Discussion / Re: How long
« on: April 12, 2017, 11:20:11 AM »
Muscle twitches can be a sign of a magnesium deficiency.   For fast relief, perhaps an epson salt bath to absorb magnesium through the skin.   Otherwise, really try to increase your greens.  You may need to supplement as well.

Welcome to the forum Jason.  Sorry you are having such withdrawal symptoms.

What is your replacement diet?   I would suggest upping your good fats, as you might be low on energy.   Add lots of real butter (not margarine) to your veggies.  Avocados, bacon and eggs are great too.   

Food Elements / Re: fenugreek spice
« on: March 28, 2017, 10:08:24 AM »
I just mixed some fenugreek powder from my spice cabinet with hot water to make a tea.   Not bad, but not good.  Definitely something I would just drink for medicinal purpose.

I can see how the spice would mix well with something else though.

Food Elements / Re: fenugreek spice
« on: March 28, 2017, 09:42:28 AM »
Thanks Barbara.  I've been wondering about it as well.  I also have it in my spice cabinet, but I don't think I've every used it.

General Discussion / Re: Digestive Enzymes
« on: March 27, 2017, 06:00:55 PM »
Barbara-  I was looking for fenugreek tea in the store the other day, but couldn't find it.  Probably something you have to buy online.   I ended up purchasing fenugreek supplements instead.  I'll be curious how that helps with bloat.   I too think I have lymphatic congestion, which would make sense from many years of trying to go 'fat-free'.   I basically stopped bile production. 

General Discussion / Re: Dr. John Doulliard's new book
« on: March 27, 2017, 05:53:07 PM »
I agree that his title is gimmicky.   But I do think he has some very good information on digestion and the lymphatic system

General Discussion / Digestive Enzymes
« on: March 25, 2017, 08:53:18 PM »
Here's an interesting perspective on the use of digestive enzymes:

General Discussion / Re: Dr. John Doulliard's new book
« on: March 23, 2017, 12:10:28 PM »
Here's the discussion that Dr. Doulliard mentioned in his Plant Summit talk that he had with Dr. Perlmutter.

General Discussion / Re: Dr. John Doulliard's new book
« on: March 23, 2017, 11:56:29 AM »
I like his focus on the lymphatic system.   So important, yet something most experts never address.

General Discussion / Re: Dr. John Doulliard's new book
« on: March 21, 2017, 02:00:48 PM »
Has anyone read this book yet?

He's got a Plant Summit interview at this link, which is available for the next 24 hours.   This was an excellent interview!

General Discussion / Re: Instant Pot
« on: March 12, 2017, 04:39:57 PM »
Several people I know are always raving about it.   I noticed they have a huge Facebook community:

Off Topic Discussions / Re: Kernza
« on: March 12, 2017, 04:37:45 PM »
Wow.  Thanks for sharing!   So interesting that it's a perennial.   I found these videos on it:

Here's how to make bread with it:

Food Elements / Boron
« on: March 03, 2017, 10:03:30 AM »
Did you know that one of the top minerals found in the cerebrospinal fluid is boron?

We rarely think about the mineral boron, other than using it as borax in laundry detergent. However, using boron as a supplement in the form of calcium fructoborate is quite interesting.

Food sources include avocado, dried apricots, prunes, raisins, Lamb's lettuce and strawberries.

So what are some things that boron can do?

-It helps balance hormones
-It prevents vitamin-D deficiency by increasing serum levels of D3
-helps the body absorb magnesium
-is anti-inflammatory
-a safe and effective treatment for osteoarthritis
- a deficiency results in decreased brain electrical activity, causing reduced mental alertness
- reduces genotoxic effects of heavy metals
-inhibits human prostate cancer cell proliferation
-has been approved as a proteasome inhibitor for the treatment of multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
-strongly binds oxidized NAD+
-is a histone deacetylase inhibitor
-was inversely associated with lung cancer in women

General Discussion / Re: Google
« on: March 01, 2017, 01:42:46 PM »
I had actually made a comment about this on another website that was having this same discussion.   They were saying that it was good that Google was cracking down on pseudo-science and they were happy for it. 

My comment was that nature has perfect solutions and that we really needed to look at what big pharma, big ag, and big food has done to our health.

Anyhow, my comment was deleted by the administrator of the site, and I had to sign this "acknowledgement" that I wouldn't make a comment like that again, as I'm pushing conspiracy theories.

Seriously.   It's to the point where going back to nature is quackery.  Unbelievable.

General Discussion / Oh my... Wisconsin is outlawing Kerrygold butter
« on: February 22, 2017, 12:12:24 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Earthing - My New Year's Resolution
« on: January 30, 2017, 07:08:30 AM »

I bought a pad and bracelets.   I like to wear the bracelets, which have the grounding plug.   I also bought a volt meter to check my voltage at the computer.   I found that I'm 6 V when I'm 2 ft away from my computer.  That goes to almost zero when I touch the grounding bracelet.   If I touch my computer screen, I'm at 38 V.   When I touch the bracelet, I'm once again at almost 0.

I would like to buy the sheets.  They are a little pricey though.

General Discussion / Re: Could someone please offer advice for my friend?
« on: January 25, 2017, 01:30:34 PM »
Ugh... so sorry.

General Discussion / Re: Earthing - My New Year's Resolution
« on: January 23, 2017, 09:30:04 AM »
I'm really getting into this grounding concept.   Just wrote an article on it:

General Discussion / Re: Could someone please offer advice for my friend?
« on: January 23, 2017, 09:25:57 AM »
The victim here needs a quack-ectomy (removing ¾ of her medical care providers)

Good one.   I'm going to add that to my vocabulary!

Greentree -   Keep us up to date on your friend.

General Discussion / Hot food on the go
« on: January 23, 2017, 09:23:58 AM »
Check out this new product:

General Discussion / Fun with Food
« on: January 17, 2017, 10:46:23 AM »

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Avocado and Sauerkraut
« on: January 15, 2017, 09:37:27 AM »
I might have to try that today.   I've got 2 avocado's in the fridge, and just can't seem to eat them.  Burned out.

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Wheat free tortillas
« on: January 11, 2017, 04:25:02 PM »

Interestingly, even though it is still high in carbs, it's still low on the GI index, probably because of resistant starch.

And Dr. Axe has this to say:

"Cassava flour makes a good choice for people with health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, since it’s extremely low in salt/sodium, sugar and fat, plus totally free from refined carbohydrates and synthetic ingredients. Depending on what other ingredients you use cassava with, it can help you maintain normal blood sugar and provide a good source of energy."

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