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    Stephanie, My youngest son missed a lot of high...

    Stephanie,
    My youngest son missed a lot of high school. He frequently missed morning classes (when nausea and weakness would hit) and it became a struggle to have him attend. Thankfully his grades...
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    I am checking in. I am happy for my youngest son...

    I am checking in. I am happy for my youngest son who is starting spring semester away at college (some of you may remember he was quite sick with Lyme for years so we are glad that he is doing very...
  3. Thread: Chia Seeds

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    Chia Seeds

    I recently went to a dinner party and my friend's daughter who is mostly paleo helped prepare the meal. I was told what I could eat and that there was even dessert for me. She had made a pumpkin,...
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    I am checking in. We had a very nice completely...

    I am checking in. We had a very nice completely gluten free Thanksgiving. It was so nice not to have to keep a close eye on all the food and serving spoons to prevent a mix up.

    --Judy
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    This is the wacky cake recipe we use...

    This is the wacky cake recipe we use http://www.cooks.com/recipe/mu1c51oo/wacky-cake.html I just use my gluten free flour blend and add 1 tsp xanthan gum. I used to make it in the pan but found it...
  6. Thread: Leg cramps

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    I was thinking it might have something to do with...

    I was thinking it might have something to do with the calcium/magnesium balance. I had bad cramps the other night and had not taken my lunchtime supplements which include calcium. I am trying not...
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    Was anyone else expecting to see Dr. Fine of...

    Was anyone else expecting to see Dr. Fine of EnteroLab in the line-up?

    --Judy
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    I have been listening to some of the talks. They...

    I have been listening to some of the talks. They are interesting but I feel it is not new information for many of us who have been self educating for years. I have some friends and relatives that I...
  9. Thread: Leg cramps

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    Leg cramps

    Recently I have been waking at night with leg cramps. They are mostly in my lower leg and/or foot. I have not changed any of my supplements lately. The only change in diet has been to remove...
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    Louanne, I am so sorry to read about Nick's...

    Louanne, I am so sorry to read about Nick's grand mal seizure. Hopefully it was a very random thing that will not be repeated. It is good to hear that he has been doing well otherwise. I still...
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    I learned a lesson this month. I need to plan...

    I learned a lesson this month. I need to plan ahead and have some snacks on hand to bring with me when I go out for undetermined periods of time. My Mom had fainted a couple of nights in a row and...
  12. Thread: Vertigo -- BPPV

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    I do not think you are crazy Anne. There is one...

    I do not think you are crazy Anne. There is one detergent that I get a headache from pretty quickly (I think it is Arm and Hammer). Unfortunately one of my best friends uses it.

    I learned that...
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    This is the first fall since 1994 that we have...

    This is the first fall since 1994 that we have not had a child in the public school system. It made late summer a bit less hectic. I am glad to hear about improvements in health!
    I am sorry...
  14. Thread: Vertigo -- BPPV

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    I am glad the vertigo went away Nancy. I have...

    I am glad the vertigo went away Nancy. I have had bouts of varying degrees of vertigo and it is not pleasant. I once was told that this can happen more during changes of season. I am not sure why...
  15. Thread: Tremors

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    Anne, Do you think that a new meter is necessary...

    Anne, Do you think that a new meter is necessary every year? My meter is older and was not used for a while. I got new test strips and tested it with a control solution before using it this year. ...
  16. Thread: Tremors

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    Well I have been great about following a gluten,...

    Well I have been great about following a gluten, dairy, egg, soy, legume free diet for years. The reason is I get neurologic symptoms from these foods so I am not tempted to eat them. Now I have...
  17. Thread: Leslie

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    Leslie

    Today I was thinking of Leslie Fitzgerald from GFAB who lived in Maine and was undergoing treatment for Lymphoma at NIH. I was hoping she would be able to find her way to us at BrainTalk--I always...
  18. Thread: Tremors

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    My tremors are 80% improved. I have been working...

    My tremors are 80% improved. I have been working with 2 different doctors on this (after my primary care doctor dismissed me to a neurologist). They have different opinions but the common factor...
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    We are having a quiet summer. It is the first...

    We are having a quiet summer. It is the first year that we could not get the “kids” (now 24, 22 and 18) together at the same time for a vacation. My daughter is waitressing at a lodge in the Grand...
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    Sensitive to weather changes or nightshades?

    In the past year I have determined that I am sensitive to weather changes. It took a while to figure out why some mornings I felt like a stiff 80 year old coming down the stairs in the morning. I...
  21. My son had elevated eosinophils in his stomach...

    My son had elevated eosinophils in his stomach and colon. He was quite sick at the time despite being gluten free. We started to work with a nutritionist and had some IgG food allergy tests run and...
  22. Thread: Tremors

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    Thanks Anne for pointing me towards some...

    Thanks Anne for pointing me towards some interesting reading. The logbook that came with my glucose meter sates that pre-meal glucose goal is 80 to 120 and post-meal goal is <180. I now have...
  23. Thread: I quit coffee!

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    I recently did the same with green tea Cara. I...

    I recently did the same with green tea Cara. I had switched from coffee to green tea a couple of years ago. The hot beverage of choice in the morning is a way to slowly ease into the day. I can...
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    We just got through our graduation season. Each...

    We just got through our graduation season. Each of my 3 kids are moving on to new adventures in their lives. My garden is growing well. We are enjoying a lot of lettuce, and the snow peas just...
  25. Thread: Tremors

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    I have checked my blood sugar levels after a meal...

    I have checked my blood sugar levels after a meal (in 1/2 hour increments) as well as at random times during the day and the highest was 145. So I don't seem to have a problem with high blood...
  26. Thread: Tremors

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    My tremors are continuing. The MRI results show...

    My tremors are continuing. The MRI results show 2 new small lesions since my last scan in November (2012) but these are nonenhancing so they are not a sign of active disease. The one thing I have...
  27. Thread: Earthing

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    My son's physical therapist has told me about the...

    My son's physical therapist has told me about the earthing pads. He has used them and has found them helpful for pain and fatigue. I have had a "disconnected" feeling in my lower legs for weeks...
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    Years ago I invested in mini springform pans that...

    Years ago I invested in mini springform pans that I got at Bed Bath and Beyond. I used to use them a lot but don't do much baking now. I made some really great hamburger buns in them using Cara's...
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    Well I got a copy of my blood work and I agree...

    Well I got a copy of my blood work and I agree with my doctor that it all looks good. CBC and CMP are both very normal. My TSH is 2.5 with free T3 and free T4 both in mid range. My B-12 is >2,000...
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    We use our Vitamix blender almost daily-sometimes...

    We use our Vitamix blender almost daily-sometimes several times during the day. I know it is different than juicing but I felt I would not use a juicer frequently after reading about all of the...
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    I was thinking of you yesterday Anne. I am glad...

    I was thinking of you yesterday Anne. I am glad that the vessels are open. I hope you can get in to see one of the rhythm disorder specialists quickly.

    --Judy
  32. Thread: Tremors

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    Tremors

    I developed bit of a tremor in my right hand a few weeks ago and I tried to ignore it. The tremor increased last week to the point of it being in both my arms/hands. I also developed tingling...
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    I am so sorry to read about this Anne. I hope...

    I am so sorry to read about this Anne. I hope that they find a very fixable cause today.

    --Judy
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    I am going to make this my new home for "go to...

    I am going to make this my new home for "go to health info" from my very informed internet friends. I am glad the change from GFAB seems to be working out. Our family is going to have lots of...
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    I am sorry you are going through this Anne. I...

    I am sorry you are going through this Anne. I was also going to ask where you stand with regard to the Lyme disease testing/treatment? Did they check or treat for Babesia? I know from my son's...
  36. Anne, Do you stop taking vitamin D for 3 days...

    Anne, Do you stop taking vitamin D for 3 days prior to testing blood levels? That is what my doctor recommended. My doc also used to test my vitamin D levels 2X/year but I have graduated and only...
  37. I have been supplementing with vitamin D3 and am...

    I have been supplementing with vitamin D3 and am curious what my level currently is before I start getting more sun exposure this spring. Has anyone tried the home testing kits such as ZRT which is...
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    I am checking in here too! --Judy

    I am checking in here too!
    --Judy
  39. Thread: Hello?

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    I checked in too. It sort of echoes in here. I...

    I checked in too. It sort of echoes in here. I remember when I used to check in with the vitamin deficiency forum frequently.
    --Judy
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