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heavly
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   Posted 12/27/2007 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
My grandmother has heard about this berry - thats been made into juice - from a friend of hers who swears by its potential to heal and help. I've not heard of it before, but what's the harm in trying some juice? She's ordering some for me today so I should have it to try within the next week or so..

I was wondering if anyone else has heard or tried using this juice before? Or on a broader spectrum - any holistic remedies? I don't mean to be negative as I'm still very new, but I feel that there is hardly any concrete knowledge about why we feel the way we do, or how to make it better - without creating side effects that may be just as bad! I'm willing and open to all possibilities and wondering what others have tried. (Including change of diet/foods)

Thanks for everything! my internets family

xxoo

I edited the links in your post per Rule 4. No advertising or links to advertising or "Spam" is permit. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 12/27/2007 2:51:53 PM (GMT-7)


Writer
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   Posted 12/27/2007 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
So far, there have been no clinical studies of wolfberries (also known as goji berries, the source of goji juice) in Crohn's disease. There are more optimistic claims than factual data about this product, but the best summary I know of the pros and cons is in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfberry

Hope this is helpful.

stkitt
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   Posted 12/27/2007 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear heavly,

I edited out the links to Goji. The best link for info, IMHO,  is posted above by writer.

Goji has been promoted to cure all.  I know as I ordered a whole case for weight control.  Yes, I know, they saw me coming. :) It cost approximately $24.00/quart.  My experience put me in the ER as the juice reacted with my meds.

Everyone is always free to try what they choose. Like most products, if it promises you a miracle, then it is probably not going to happen. It did come with a money back gaurantee but not if the case was opened.

Take care

Kitt


 
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heavly
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   Posted 12/28/2007 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
oh sorry! I didn't think about posting the links before hand, thanks for the edit :)

since I've had a reaction to 6mp - I'm not currently on anything. We have to wait for the hives to clear before we try something new. I have been feeling better since the 6mp and am just frustrated that my body decided otherwise. I just have to wait it out for now, and was wondering on others thoughts. I know what it seems like of course, I'm not incredibly naive, just sometimes :P And mostly to appease my grandmother who won't stop until I at least try it, le sigh.

Thanks for the link and advise!

If you don't mind me asking - how did the juice react with your meds?? and which meds?

xxoo
24 yrs - female : diagnosed with Crohn's 11/29/07 : 50mg 6mp

"i believe - you can keep going long after you can't"


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   Posted 12/28/2007 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I've heard of Goji juice from a friend. It's marketed much in the same way that Avon products are- independent salespeople sell it off to people and take a cut of the profit. Just put it into Google and you'll get lots of "information" about how it can cure so many illnesses, make you lose weight, sleep better, run a marathon, etc, etc. I haven't seen any actual research that shows that it's effective for anything, but some people do believe in it. Personally, I wouldn't spend my money on something like that, because it isn't cheap and there are absolutely no guarantees that it does anything. However, I do understand wanting to look into non-traditional or alternative remedies to see if they might help. It's your money. And if it works for you, great! However, I just wanted to comment on your statement that there's no harm in trying juice. Just because alternative therapies are "natural" or "just juice/pills/powder/herbs/whatever" does not mean they're safe. Would you go into the forest, pick a random mushroom, and eat it, thinking that because it's natural, it must be safe or at least not too harmful? "Natural" remedies are not product tested like prescription drugs are, and are not regulated by the FDA. There's definitely good reason to talk to a doctor or pharmacist before trying any alternative suppliments because you never know how it could react with your body, your disease, or your meds. Good luck.
 


stkitt
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   Posted 12/28/2007 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Heavly,

Of course your not naive and I am not either, but I have still ordered and bought products that promised the miracle cure.

I was taking Tofranil - antidepressant. I broke out in a rash all over my body.  I ended up in the ER and had to recieve IV fluids, Steroid and Benadryl.  I itched something awful. sad

I did email with the independent distributor who called me and said they have never had a reaction from the juice perhaps it was the dye.  They actually wanted me to continue on Goji Juice.  I may be a bit naive but I am not stupid. redface

Zazucat made some good points, the best one............ask our physician first before trying OTC treatment to make sure what you choose to take is not going to interact with your regular meds.

I am a Grandmother too, and I know yours is wanting to help you. Bless her.

Take Care

Kitt


 
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