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    New test for Lyme's

    I seem to recall we had some people with that issue:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/28/us-tick-test-for-persistent-lyme-disease-idUSBREA1R1D720140228
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    I really keep meaning to try to make some...

    I really keep meaning to try to make some sauerkraut!

    Of course, two days after I post this my gut is in an uproar, but I think it is from too much flax meal crackers.
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    Well... never thought I'd get here!

    I was just recognizing how far my gut has come over the last couple of years. After getting off gluten I seemed to solve a lot of issues, including really, really awful IBS, but it just seemed like...
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    Let me know how the RS works out. I found it...

    Let me know how the RS works out. I found it worked well if I took it in water, but if I mixed it into a low carb smoothie, my blood sugar would go up pretty high, higher than just the smoothie would...
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    Most likely! I've used all sorts of things. The...

    Most likely! I've used all sorts of things. The only issue is sometimes the crackers come out very fragile. You could even mix in shredded cheese to give it more stability.
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    Handheld Gluten Detector (crowd funded)

    Very interesting!

    http://business.financialpost.com/2013/10/21/how-one-entrepreneur-is-revolutionizing-the-food-industry/
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    Hi, Marcia. No, I haven't. I will look them...

    Hi, Marcia.

    No, I haven't. I will look them up. I generally find pre-made mixes are expensive and/or carby so I usually work with things like lupin flour, flax meal, peanut flour, nut flours, and...
  8. Thread: 23andme

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    Wow, what a shame they've stopped doing analysis.

    Wow, what a shame they've stopped doing analysis.
  9. Thread: Gallbladder

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    Another thing that can cause gallstones is being...

    Another thing that can cause gallstones is being too restrictive about eating fat. Gall is secreted to help digest fat, and if it stays bottled up too long, it can crystalize and turn into stones.
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    Make your own GF crackers

    I stumbled onto this a while back and I've been enjoying this ever since.

    I'm making "microwaved" crackers out of a number of things: lupin flour, cashew meal, coconut flour, almond meal, and flax...
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    I get vertigo when I'm overly tired, I think....

    I get vertigo when I'm overly tired, I think. Glad you're better!
  12. Ah, what they don't realize is that we call it an...

    Ah, what they don't realize is that we call it an allergy because we know they're too dumb to understand what it really is. :p I hate those sorts of articles.
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    I guess I hadn't mentioned, but I had an MRI done...

    I guess I hadn't mentioned, but I had an MRI done on my back and there's spinal degeneration and arthritic narrowing that they think is impinging on nerves. I guess it is pretty common. I'm not a fan...
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    What does she do? Bring a box of wheat gluten and...

    What does she do? Bring a box of wheat gluten and sprinkle it on her turkey? :) Seriously, how nutty. I have no useful advice other than to ignore her and serve what you want. I personally don't...
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    I'm here! I can't believe the year is nearly...

    I'm here! I can't believe the year is nearly over. I'm having issues with my back and hips and at least now I know it isn't AS. I'm off all meds at the moment, just trying to hang in there without...
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    October, wow! I'm anxious for the weather to get...

    October, wow! I'm anxious for the weather to get cool and stay that way in So. CA. Right now it is going from the 70's to the 90's and back again. At least the nights are cooling off!

    My back pain...
  17. Thread: 23andme

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    Oh wow, I thought Chimerism was very, very rare....

    Oh wow, I thought Chimerism was very, very rare. Maybe only because they didn't know to look for it, or how. That is fascinating!
  18. Thread: 23andme

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    Just saw your PM's to me Canoe! Sorry I didn't...

    Just saw your PM's to me Canoe! Sorry I didn't see them before. Sheesh!
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    I'm still struggling with lower back pain, but...

    I'm still struggling with lower back pain, but started taking prescription NSAID for it and it feels much better, although I hate having to take the meds. (Meloxicam). The physical therapy didn't...
  20. Thread: Vertigo -- BPPV

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    Well, I don't know exactly what I had, but it...

    Well, I don't know exactly what I had, but it went away after being rather severe for a day. UGH! This I don't need!
  21. Thread: Vertigo -- BPPV

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    Vertigo -- BPPV

    So, I've had this happen before a few times, but this time it hit very severely. I got vertigo after my session of physical therapy. I had been feeling "off" all week, very fatigued. Even my daily...
  22. Thread: Osteoporosis

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    They have a report on your genes and their effect...

    They have a report on your genes and their effect on your telomere length. It is under Traits/Biological Aging

    Mine says:
    rs10936599 CT Shorter telomeres on average, equivalent to those of a...
  23. Thread: Osteoporosis

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    The Genotype can be either C, T, G or A. If...

    The Genotype can be either C, T, G or A. If they're the same: CC, TT, GG, AA that means you're homozygous for that gene which means more likely to have a stronger version of whatever that gene does....
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    They've changed around the reports a bit. ...

    They've changed around the reports a bit.

    Mine says (under health risks): Venous Thromboembolism 26.9%

    Then under the Technical report it says:
    Gene or region: F5
    SNP: rs6025
    I am: rs6025 ...
  25. Thread: Osteoporosis

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    Have you tried cutting down on protein, Anne? I...

    Have you tried cutting down on protein, Anne? I may have asked you that before. I find that my blood sugar can drop 20-30 points if I keep my protein in the 60-70g per day range, keep total carbs to...
  26. Thread: Is it dairy?

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    For me, I think dairy takes a long time to become...

    For me, I think dairy takes a long time to become an issue. Just using it once isn't an issue, but using it every day for a while it seems to build up into one problem or another.
  27. Thread: 23andme

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    I love Chrome. I was happy to hear it has...

    I love Chrome. I was happy to hear it has outstripped all the other browsers in users.
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    I'd been following this on another forum. It is...

    I'd been following this on another forum. It is disgusting.
  29. Thread: Leslie

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    Aw. :( Was she the woman who was very active in...

    Aw. :( Was she the woman who was very active in the Farmer's markets?
  30. Thread: Osteoporosis

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    Do you have the Factor V Leiden gene? My brother...

    Do you have the Factor V Leiden gene? My brother is homozygous for it, but I'm only hetrozygous (yay!). Still, I have a 27% risk of having DVT.
  31. Thread: Osteoporosis

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    Anne, isn't it K2 (especially, MK7) that is...

    Anne, isn't it K2 (especially, MK7) that is supposed to be good for bones? Here's an article about it from Dr. Davis:...
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    My rheumatologist as told me I might not have AS....

    My rheumatologist as told me I might not have AS. She said that 80% of the population has the gene (HLA B27). Anyway, she is having me do Physical Therapy, which I'm sure I need and is sending me for...
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    I see that a Walmart too. Crazy stuff. Costco...

    I see that a Walmart too. Crazy stuff. Costco doesn't do it and I don't think Whole Foods or Sprouts do either.
  34. Thread: Tremors

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    How much protein are you eating? I find my...

    How much protein are you eating? I find my fasting blood glucose goes up the more protein I eat. Around 60-70g my blood sugar is 20-30 points lower than it is at 90+ grams.

    I should mention it is...
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    Was a three bad? I have forgotten now. I...

    Was a three bad? I have forgotten now.

    I discovered I'm a person with a 3-folder higher risk of having blood clotting issues. Very good thing to know!

    Oh! What's the Genetic Genie? I can't...
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    I've gotten to the point where I don't read...

    I've gotten to the point where I don't read labels much, because what I buy is stuff with one ingredient... most of the time. My philosophy is that if the food was manufactured, it probably has...
  37. That sounds pretty par for the course, Anne! I...

    That sounds pretty par for the course, Anne! I feel for dietician's because... frankly... they seem useless most of the time. I think what they are taught is set more by public policy and...
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    Oooh, I'll be anxious to hear about that book....

    Oooh, I'll be anxious to hear about that book. Denise is brilliant.
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    Found it again: ...

    Found it again:



    http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2012/01/a-wheat-farmer-weighs-in-on-wheat-belly/



    Be sure to read the comments. Very interesting and include more links on the practice.
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    I heard from Wheat Belly blog that wheat farmers...

    I heard from Wheat Belly blog that wheat farmers spray their wheat fields with round-up a month or so prior to harvest because it increases the harvest. So anyone who eats wheat is eating a lot of...
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    Dealing with my AS Flare and planning out a month...

    Dealing with my AS Flare and planning out a month of really strict paleo eating. Finally going to give up coffee and diet soda. I've got 5 days off over the 4th so I'm looking forward to that!
    ...
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    I know, Marilyn! I've been hearing about it too,...

    I know, Marilyn! I've been hearing about it too, but it is basically banned for anything but research and in cases of life-threatening illnesses by some government agency. So your only option is to...
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    Well, it did... until I started playing with...

    Well, it did... until I started playing with resistant starches and it flared again. I had forgotten about the "Starch Free" diet for AS. This is making me think more and more that this issue has to...
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    I got back notes on my xrays: Osteopenia...

    I got back notes on my xrays:

    Osteopenia apparently
    Sacral ileitis -- common in AS patients
    mild spinal degeneration

    I have been looking at a link between my sudden onset of acute...
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    Oh goody! I found some good news about K2 and...

    Oh goody! I found some good news about K2 and clotting:


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_K
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    Well, if you're taking coumadin (blood thinners)...

    Well, if you're taking coumadin (blood thinners) you have to eat a consistent amount of vitamin K (probably K1) so they can get the dose right. K does have something to do with clotting. K2... I'm...
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    Same here! I wish people out in the mainstream...

    Same here! I wish people out in the mainstream media would report on this. I know so many people suffering who simply won't accept it could be "healthy" whole grains.
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    I will definitely take a look at the calcium...

    I will definitely take a look at the calcium levels on my CBC, hopefully they will be there. I think with my grain-free diet I don't have a lot of anti-nutrients keeping me from absorbing the calcium...
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    I should have pretty good D3, I'll know very...

    I should have pretty good D3, I'll know very soon. I supplement 5-10k almost every day. Last few times it was tested it was 60/70 ng/ml (or whatever the measurement is in the US). My doctor is...
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    Autoimmune flare

    Well, I rather thought I had a misdiagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis because my symptoms went away after going GF and then paleo. For 7 years I really didn't have any significant pain and then WHAM!...
  51. Elevated Gluten Antibodies Found in Children With Autism

    Elevated Gluten Antibodies Found in Children With Autism
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    Another issue is that certain foods contain a lot...

    Another issue is that certain foods contain a lot of lectins and phytates and make vitamins inaccessible when you eat them. On paper, whole grains look like they have a lot of vitamins, yet you can't...
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    Well, the only reason people eating grains might...

    Well, the only reason people eating grains might not be deficient in vitamins is that they spray them on the processed grains. They might as well be taking a multi-vitamin.
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    Liver has lots of riboflavin (B2) in it. I just...

    Liver has lots of riboflavin (B2) in it. I just made my own chicken liver pate last weekend. Pretty yummy!
  55. I think I posted this a few months back on our...

    I think I posted this a few months back on our other forum.

    It's that awful? Yikes! I have to confess I do prefer poultry though.
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    I thought bun shapers were Spanx. :lol:

    I thought bun shapers were Spanx. :lol:
  57. Thread: I quit coffee!

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    I love the taste of coffee, so I miss that a lot...

    I love the taste of coffee, so I miss that a lot when I first quit. I've found some of the coffee substitutes are good, but they almost all have barley in them -- they still claim to be gluten free...
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    I am starting a new diet. Well, actually I...

    I am starting a new diet. Well, actually I started a couple of weeks ago. It is along the lines of the ketogenic diet Jimmy Moore has been doing. Basically, I'm lowering my protein to 60g max (trying...
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    I hope the rest of the world stops buying these...

    I hope the rest of the world stops buying these GMO things from us. That might be enough to cause a real shift.
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    I also read something about an app called...

    I also read something about an app called "Harvestmark" that tells you GMO info and other stuff. You can google for the link. I think it even tells you how long ago something was harvested.
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    I don't think gluten can be directly inserted...

    I don't think gluten can be directly inserted into muscles or organs (i.e. "meat"). At least, I've never heard of meat testing positive for gluten unless it has been cross-contaminated.
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    Avoiding GMO foods

    Apps to help boycott Monsanto products and avoid GMO products.

    Kind of scary:



    More reasons to avoid processed and packaged foods, IMHO.
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    I do so much better on lower protein, at least as...

    I do so much better on lower protein, at least as far as my blood sugar is concerned. I don't weigh 155 pounds. That is my "reference weight" range though. It seems that some of us very easily turn...
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    I met Jimmy a few weeks back when he was in San...

    I met Jimmy a few weeks back when he was in San Diego. I was surprised to learn he is holding his protein intake to around 80g. I have probably been having 80-110g most days. That could explain a lot...
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    Anne, did you say you suffer from neuropathy? If...

    Anne, did you say you suffer from neuropathy? If so, you might try a highly ketogenic diet:
    http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/2013/05/just-in-haste-sorry-for-missed-typos.html
    The key to...
  66. Thread: Tremors

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    80 isn't considered low for blood glucose. In...

    80 isn't considered low for blood glucose. In fact, it is rather ideal. I hope you figure this out!
  67. Thread: Earthing

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    I can't even get a good placebo effect going! I...

    I can't even get a good placebo effect going! I wish I could. I try supplements all the time and swear none of them do a thing for me. :p
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    Since we're on the subject of salt: Another study...

    Since we're on the subject of salt: Another study regarding the truly horrible science behind salt restriction
    ...
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    I've always wanted to challenge myself with...

    I've always wanted to challenge myself with eating culinary insects. There's an entomological society that has a supper every year featuring bugs. Somehow I think it'd be easier to do it in a social...
  70. Thread: Earthing

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    I'm going to get a multimeter and see if going...

    I'm going to get a multimeter and see if going barefoot in the house actually grounds you. I have the feeling you need to be actually touching the ground. Maybe I'll make a cheap trial device, like a...
  71. Thread: Earthing

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    I'm a fan of bare feet too, but I rarely go...

    I'm a fan of bare feet too, but I rarely go outside with them bare. They've got sheets that you can ground as well as other things. The only reason I found it interesting is because Dr. Briffa posted...
  72. Thread: Earthing

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    Earthing

    Has anyone tried any of the products meant to ground you to earth so you lose your constant electrical charge?

    I'm just curious if it is all hype and placebo effect. :)

    I might make some...
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    Well, the reason you lose the potassium is...

    Well, the reason you lose the potassium is because you don't have enough sodium to be able to recycle it. In that thread I linked there's an explanation that sodium causes a sort of molecular glue...
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    I'm going to have to try peeling garlic like that...

    I'm going to have to try peeling garlic like that again. I tried once with no luck, but my bowls weren't that big.
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    LOL! Too funny. Well, it looks like a lot of us...

    LOL! Too funny. Well, it looks like a lot of us are here now. Yay!
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