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  • in reply to: Beginning the journey #13429
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    Hi majorwest
    Your daughter’s story sounds very similar to my teen years, right down to the dental procedures and the tonsillectomy. The main difference is that I over-ate to ease the anxiety and depression, so being underweight was not a problem then, though restrictive eating has been since then. I’m a lot older than your daughter now (46) but have recently found implementing Matt’s ideas very helpful, especially in terms of doing everything I can to get lots and lots of sleep and a good amount of food in the mornings to help reduce the effects of high morning cortisol levels. I’m also getting treatment for Pyroluria based on the Pffiefer treatment protocol through my GP. It is a zinc deficiency that often first shows itself around puberty when the demands for zinc are very high with precisely the symptoms you are describing about your daughter. While there is some scepticism about whether this condition really exists or not, several people I know and I have found a good deal of relief taking the supplements. Matt may say that following the Eat for Heat protocol would achieve the same effects without the need for the supplements, perhaps. I’m cautious about offering advice on such a serious problem, but like I said, your daughter sounds so similar to how I was in my teens that I couldn’t not say something. I wish you all the best.

    in reply to: Blasto cystitis or the most aptly named parastite ever #12349
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    Hi velvetsquishy
    I have had a couple of encounters with blastocystis and dientamoeba fragilis. I have managed to “get rid” of them in the past, but feel I may be suffering from another bout of one or the other or both at the moment. In the past I stopped eating because the discomfort and nausea were so bad and I lost a lot of weight (started off slightly overweight, so the weight loss itself wasn’t a problem). There is a website called Badbugs that talks a lot about these things. They say a low starch diet can help with some of the symptoms, but I don’t know if the current research backs that up and low carb doesn’t necessarily eliminate the bugs anyway. I haven’t lost any weight this time because I figure I feel just as bad if I eat as if I don’t, so I’m giving the buggers what they want (i.e. the starches they seem to love) and hopethat by keeping myself as well as possible by continuing to eat, sleep, rest, meditate they will leave me alone in time. I don’t know what else to do. It is horrible, debilitating at times and very anxiety-provoking because you literally feel under attack. It’s great that you got a diagnosis – it took me about 18 months the first time around. While some people can have these bugs without any symptoms, others of us can feel very ill indeed! I’d like an update on how you are going. Sorry I can’t give any specific advice about what to eat – I just understand it’s hard to eat anything when you feel like that.

    in reply to: Can you turn off a stress response? #12120
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    Amy and Christy,
    I downloaded that book last night and have been listening to it this morning. I agree, Amy, it is a great book. Thanks.
    Jude

    in reply to: More about our own issues effecting our kids #11090
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    Hi Christy
    I was giving them a modified GAPS diet before. So, I was very strict with what we had in the house. Before GAPS, I only ever had home made things, not much store-bought stuff. During that GAPS period they would eat what I had at home, except the youngest one, who would eat very little of anything, and they would all go crazy when they were around other food (at friends, parties etc). I guess I was worried they would be permanently in party mode if I had that kind of stuff in the house, but they seem to be happy to take it or leave it and eat a range of things.
    I wish I knew what to say about your little one who eats such a small amount. My littlest one still generally eats what I think is a very small amount but it’s still more than before. If you think it’s a power struggle, perhaps you might need to just be completely nonchalant about what she eats and not notice how much or coerce her at all. I don’t know. Do you think there is a reason for her small appetite other than it possibly being a power struggle?

    in reply to: Early Gray Hair? #10879
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    May be an old wives tale, but I’ve read early greying of hair, and thyroid problems in women can run in families with you either having one or the other. All my sisters went grey in their early 20’s. None have thyroid conditions. I’m 46, my hair is still completely black, but I’ve had thyroid problems!

    in reply to: More about our own issues effecting our kids #10867
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    Well, she’s a third degree black belt in Taekwondo, so she probably could eat creeps for breakfast!

    in reply to: More about our own issues effecting our kids #10841
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    She ate crepes, not creeps!

    in reply to: More about our own issues effecting our kids #10838
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    Hi Christy
    Every child will be different, I expect. I started bringing more processed foods into the house (after years of making almost everything from scratch like you) about 4-5 months ago. I started to truly allow my kids to have whatever they want whenever they want about 2-3 weeks ago. I thought I’d share what they ate today, roughly, maybe just to re-assure you (or maybe it will horrify you – I guess it’s pretty subjective!).
    12 year old:
    Cup of hot chocolate
    2 homemade creeps with lemon & sugar
    Homemade (she made it) spinach & ricotta cannelloni
    1/2 Homemade (she made it!) brownie
    Pan-fried fish, steamed broccoli, spinach, oven-baked sweet potato fries, small scoop white rice.
    4-5 Marshmallows
    2 small Mandarins.

    9 Year old
    Mango & coconut ice thingy (breakfast)
    2 bowls leek & potato soup (lunch)
    1 crepe with butter & maple syrup (lunch)
    3-4 choc-coated toffees
    Quite a bit of strawberry-flavoured gum, 4-5 marshmallows, 1 brownie
    Small glass V8 berry & pomegranate juice
    Fish, spinach, white rice
    1 scoop Ben & Jerry’s Triple Caramel Chunk

    5 Year Old (known as the picky eater in our house)
    Mango & coconut ice treat thingy
    Three sips hot chocolate
    2 rye toast with butter & honey
    2oz milk
    1 small chocolate bar & some mints
    2oz milk
    Small bowl of white rice with egg and soy sauce
    Fish, rice and a big serve of broccoli
    2oz milk
    1 gingernut cookie

    I won’t be observing them so closely from now on because I think they are ok :-)

    in reply to: More about our own issues effecting our kids #10665
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    I’ve been stocking the house with a huge range of foods I would never have had around in the past and asking the kids what they want me to buy/make with no judgements, re-stocking their favourite treats when we run out etc. I’ve never really focused on amounts, but I’ve been very controlling about types of food. One thing I’m noticing is when the kids eat completely freely, they all eat so differently. It makes me realise our food/nutrition needs are so individual. And they are not OUT OF CONTROL! Watching them is helping me relax and trust myself more around food….a bit. I’m getting there.
    I remember at college watching a girl tucking in to a huge bowl of ice cream. Several other young women and men commented, saying she’d get fat, it was bad for her, etc. She just looked them in the eye and said “Really? I don’t care. It’s delicious”. She was slim & healthy-looking. I so desperately wished I had the guts to do the same all those years ago. I think that’s the food ninja attitude Matt is talking about. I want my kids to be like that.

    in reply to: Pizza #10663
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    Ha! Made pizza for dinner – basil, olives, good mozarella – simple and delicious. I was never a big fan of pizza, but not being “allowed” to have it for a while makes me really appreciate it now.

    in reply to: Moved: Ovulation pain #10063
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    Thanks The Real Amy. I’ll check it out.

    in reply to: I feel like I'm there! #10062
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    Finngarian, thanks for that post. Great to hear how well you are doing. Hope you’ll keep posting with updates during the building work. All the best.

    in reply to: Simple question #10056
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    Could your friend access raw milk? My kids have severe allergies (ie anaphylactic reactions) to nuts and shellfish. Children with food allergies often have food intolerances as well, but it was hard enough avoiding the nuts & shellfish so I didn’t want to restrict too much else. However, I noticed they couldn’t tolerate cow’s milk (bad eczema), so my first child was helped with homeopathy (I think I can hear the collective groan of disbelief, but it worked!). My other nut/shellfish allergy child did really well on raw cow’s milk. By 3 his eczema was completely gone and now at nearly 6, he can have dairy in any form. For us it was worthwhile not going the elimination route as he is picky enough about food as it is. Children with allergies can grow up fearing food and not being very adventurous which can lead to not eating enough which can lead to other problems, so I would suggest your friend be very cautious about that.

    in reply to: Moved: Ovulation pain #9977
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    Hi Hannah,
    Thanks for moving the post so as not to derail the other thread.
    I really appreciate your answer. I’ll look into PID and endometriosis.
    Yes, generally have some anxiety, but much more pronounced in that week, so the perhaps just quite sensitive to the hormonal changes. Thank you!

    in reply to: Nutritionally Correct News goes live #9733
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    :-) Sound of appreciative clapping and guffawing. Very nice work, Steven.

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