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I grew up drinking quite a bit of pop (yeah I’m from MN, we call it pop) because my mom worked for Coca-Cola, but stopped drinking it until recently. My favorite thing right now is Virgil’s Root Beer. Seriously good stuff. I personally can’t drink a lot at a time (like maybe half a bottle), but sometimes it really hits the spot.
As the other ladies mentioned, hormonal birth control definitely makes women crazy. I felt like I was a nutcase when I was on the stuff. I’d be fine one minute and then lose my shit the next. It also didn’t take much to make me cry. I don’t miss that emotional roller coaster.
Ah, you’re much smarter than me and bought the capsules! Yeah, I wouldn’t worry too much about it, but just thought I’d let people know.
My skin also looks better when I take it, but that hasn’t been enough to make me continue gagging it down. I might try again though because I’m also having some issues with my teeth.
Amy – I love that you linked the Wheaties Effect post! In regards to the FCLO/Butter oil blend, I recently heard that the form of vitamin D in it is D2, which actually depletes our D levels. This makes sense to me because I took that nasty stuff for awhile and my vitamin D levels decreased.
I’ve never supplemented with K2, so I can’t say anything in that regard. Wouldn’t you be better off just making sure you’re getting enough in your diet? Cheese (I think gouda has the most) and butter are great sources (as long as it’s from grass-fed cows), so are egg yolks. I eat a lot of butter, so I figure I’m probably fine.
I haven’t had issues with my teeth chipping, but I definitely have some sensitive spots that weren’t there before.
I decided to wait to reintroduce gluten until I wasn’t afraid of it anymore. I didn’t want to cause myself to get sick out of the fear of it. So last week I was at the grocery store and a monster cookie in the bakery case looked tempting. I bought it, ate it, and was fine. I haven’t eaten much yet in the last week, but I’ve always been a big fan of desserts, so that’s what I started with.
I still have some hormonal mood swings, but overall my mood has improved. I’ve never restricted total food intake, but adding carbs back in and just being able to relax and eat whatever I want has helped immensely. I used to think about food constantly and plan what I was going to eat throughout the day. It made me anxious and irritable…go figure.
I don’t have Celiac, I was tested prior to going gluten-free. I started eating GF because I had been very sick with a multitude of digestive issues and the practitioner I was seeing at the time said gluten (along with other things) had to go. I had just continued eating that way because the couple of times I accidentally ate gluten, I had terrible reactions. It seems I no longer have those reactions (though I don’t know if 2 days is long enough to know).
I just reintroduced gluten yesterday after 3.5 years of not eating it. So far I have NO symptoms. I used to have terrible stomach pains, bloating (I looked pregnant), migraines, and brain fog. It was awful and I’d be out of commission for about a week. I’m really excited to be able to eat whatever I want now!
My husband is also happy (though he enjoyed that there were foods in the house that were just for him – now he’s worried I’m going to eat everything – which I have a tendency to do), and has asked that I banish the word gluten from my vocabulary. I think it’s his most despised word.
I’ve been struggling with this as well. We don’t really use the AC at my house because we don’t really like it (the house is closed up enough all winter long, so we like outside air when we can get it), but it makes it hard to eat. I’m just not hungry when it’s this hot and humid. I’ve mostly been eating ice cream and fruit.
Muscle response testing. I thought it was bullshit the entire time I was doing it, but I was so desperate. Thinking about all the money I spent on all the supplements makes me want to cry a little. I could have taken a nice vacation. Seeing this practitioner did end up helping, though, but I think it was the dietary changes I made more than anything else.
All I know is, it’s 90 degrees+ and humid in MN right now, and I still couldn’t get myself to take a cold shower after walking my dog last night. If you like it, I say go for it, but that is my idea of torture.
I second the pie crusts at Whole Foods. They are really good.
I agree, Rob, I like the idea of transparency around pricing. We don’t buy anything else without first knowing the price. I know a few chiropractors in my area who have decided not to take insurance, and it ends up being cheaper than if I went to someone who did take insurance, and they don’t charge extra fees for stupid things like giving me a handout of stretches to do.