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Mariepoms
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   Posted 10/19/2007 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
 
Just want to share something.This is day five and i'm still free from pain,stiffness and swelling after my sudden extereme painsthat began on September 9th.This is the longest i went pain free in over a month.I changed my diet and i'm uncertain if this is what helped reduce some inflammation.I have been taking advil every 6-8 hours too.Though i have avoided all forms of bread,flour,proccesed foods,canned foods and sugar.I'm reading labels as i always did but now if i see any oddball ingrediants or BHT and any weird type of preservatives it's OUT.I have bumped up my fresh veggie intake and have avoided known inflammatory foods like potato,tomato and eggplants.All my favorites BTW....i have been eating salmon twice a day.And have two tablespoons of gound organic flaxseed meal every morning.It contains 2,400 mg of Omega 3 fatty acid(anti-inflammatory).Oh and flaxseed binds with estrogens in the colon and brings it out with a bowel movement.I have also avoided ALL forms of dairy and now take a calcium supplement and use Soy milk.Though i'm not a big milk fan anyway so i dont use a whole lot of soy milk.
 
I'm trying to not get too excited but i'm encouraged that maybe this diet has made the difference.I'm off to work tonight from 7pm to 7am.I hope that doent make me get symptoms again.I hate this shift i work.Just wanted to share my experience.
 
Fran :-)

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   Posted 10/19/2007 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Fran, I hadn't read your post before I wrote my own and was interested to see that we're on the same regimen. Mine may be working as well. It's a real tough diet to follow and there are contradictory ideas on the websites I've checked, but let's keep it up and see if it works. It would certainly be a miracle.

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   Posted 10/19/2007 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
You go Fran!!! If I could make a diet for myself as carefully as I do for my dogs . . . all would likely be better!! I hope your renewed energy and relief from pain lasts !!! Thanks for the update!!

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   Posted 10/19/2007 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Fran:

Welcome to our forum. Sounds like the change in your diet has made a huge difference for you. Thanks for sharing with us. I hope you continue to feel much better. Best of luck to you.

Take care,
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   Posted 10/19/2007 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Fran--
Thanks for the dietary update. I'm having a lot of problems myself and have a lot of restrictions. I like to take flaxseed oil and use it as a butter substitute. It can be good mixed with a little soy sauce or teriyaki. Have you had any negative effects from the soy? I didn't understand about the estrogens. Do you mind explaininng? Thanks alot for the info.
Love, Marji
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Mariepoms
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   Posted 10/20/2007 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Marji,

I have not noticed any negative side effects from using Soy yet.I dont use a whole lot of it though.If i have one cup a day that is a lot.I was never a big milk drinker so replacing milk with soy milk wasnt such a big deal for me.I will keep you posted if i feel anything weird after having soy.Soy sauce seems to give me a headache.Maybe it's because it's fermented and i'm reacting to a fermented product.

As for the flaxseed,Flaxseeds are great for preventing colon cancers and other types of estrogen positive cancers.It's good for those who are estrogen sensitive too.You must use ground flaxseed though.Whole flax is almost impossible to digest and anyone who has a history of diverticulitus would not want to use whole flaxseed.The best form is GROUND flaxseed meal.It's easiest to digest and you will get the more of the benefit of flaxseed if you use the ground.Naturally,Flaxseed binds with estrogens that are naturally found in the colon and brings it out.Either way,flaxseed oil and the meal have high omega 3 fatty acids.Two tablespoons of flaxseed meal has 2,400 mg of omegas.Check what your oil has per tablespoon.The Omegas are supposed to be great for reducing inflammation.

There is great info on anti-inflammatory diets and diets that reduce estrogens on Dr.Weil's website.He has diets and other formulas that are great for people with autoimmune issues ect...it's worth checking out.I'm on his website at least twice a week.

Fran


Mariepoms
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   Posted 10/20/2007 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
BTW....i got a reminder while working last night.My body is NOT meant to work 7pm-7am.I need to get on the day shift.Anyway,i had some twinges of pain in my wrists and knees last night that i had not experienced in 5 days.I'm sure it was partially due to sleep deprivation and also that we began a new computer program at work i had i had to use the computer ALL NIGHT to do my documentation.So that combination had me a bit stressed and whatever autoimmune problem i have was telling ''hey,i'm still here and dont push me''.Going to rest now but just wanted to share.

Fran

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   Posted 10/20/2007 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Fran and everyone interested in the omega 3's . . .

Remember that if you heat them, you kill them. so you want to eat the ground flax seeds or oil in or on something that won't take a trip into the microwave or oven. You can sprinkle it on warm oatmeal, just don't add it before it is cool enough for you to eat. Same with olive oil, heating it eliminates a lot of the good properties so save your EVOO for salads and the like (I know Rachael Ray uses it in cooking, and that's fine, but you do lose a huge health advantage when you heat it . . . and I do enjoy RR's show).

Blessings!

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Mariepoms
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   Posted 10/20/2007 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Always Rosie,

Yep,your right about the microwave.When i had my breast cancer scare two years ago i stopped using the microwave all together.It kills and even changes the cellular structure of the food.There is a study out there on plants.They took plants and watered them with microwaved water,plain tap water and rainwater....the plant with the microwaved water almost had no growth in the 30 days study.The plant with the rain water grew best.They theorized that the minerals in the water either changed or were altered somehow from the microwave.

I watch Rachel Ray too :-) I LOVE the Food Network channel too.I think i'm just a ''foodie''.Love watching people cook and LOVE to cook too.That's a New York Italian for ya :-)

Fran


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   Posted 10/20/2007 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Fran . . . I actually heard about that water study. My granddaughter informed me. We are planning to run the same experiment . . . but use c3ontrol groups. First will be plain tap water, Second using microwaved tap water and third will be boiled tap water. I think the test you referred to should have included the boiled water to see if heating the water is bad or if the microwave, itself, is bad. I do use the microwave for heating my coffee, and reheating foods (no pan to clean) . . . but I'm still looking for some more substantial research to consider it safe or unsafe for food prep. . . .although it is highly suspect in my mind. I just would love it to be safe. The light bulb came under the same suspicions way back when and survived all the junk science against it.

I will just conclude the rain water is best as it is ionized and contains nitrogen, especially if it is from a lightening storm. I see my plants and grass grow like crazy after a good rain.

Puppies are now really enjoying the outdoor pen and have settled into a great schedule. I made a long tunnel for them out of a cardboard box and they love hiding in it, running through it and climbing on top of it. We also strung a long elastic across the pen diagonally and hung several fun toys on there for them. They just love the action they get from tugging on the toys . . . keeps them all amused because if one pup is playing with a toy, all the others start bouncing!! I'd love to know more about your breeding program (puppy care) if you feel like sending me an email . . . it sounds like you have don a lot of research on the vaccine issue and I'd love to pick your brain.

Take care!!

Blessings!

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   Posted 10/20/2007 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Fran, I'll check out Dr. Weil's website. I went to the health food store today with my friend and she encouraged me to take Castor oil (1 tsp of the flavored with a meal each day) instead of the 6 pills of fish oil I've been taking. She believes it is better absorbed by the body and of course is great for inflammation. I also picked up all kinds of sugar-free, flour free, dairy free foods including rice pasta, tomato sauce (no sugar added) humus, etc. I still am having trouble believing how much more energy I have and how much less pain I'm in. It seems that I really do have some food allergies and since I've felt so much better in just six days, I'm real motivated to continue with this. I just had some baked snapea crisps as a snack and they were terrific. And lucky for me I love V-8. Let me know if you have any good recipe ideas.

I'll ask her if she's heard of the water issue. Makes sense, doesn't it.

Rosie, it's a good thing you don't live next door to me or I would have already adopted some of your pups. I'm glad you're having so much fun with them.
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   Posted 10/20/2007 9:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Patty, if you like the humus (and humus is really good for us) . . . it is really easy to make and much less expensive. Daughter makes it regularly and uses it as a dip for her veggies. She has used a similar (anti-inflammatory) diet to control her asthma . . . with great success. She also uses raw, local honey which cures all of her pollen allergies. It doesn't help with mold or dust mite ones, but the pollen was big for her.

LOL . . . you wouldn't want one of my puppies if you saw the price. We really spend lots of time with them and they are on a great schedule of play, potty outside, sleep, potty outside, eat, potty outside, etc. They are only 5 weeks old and have a real drive to keep their indoor pen clean. Of course, they can't 'hold it' . . . but I have jingly toys in there so I hear them when they wake up and I dash in and carry them all out quickly so they make good dog in the grass. My puppy parents love my pups because they train so easily with the huge head start they get here. We even give them a good start on the crate training so the new owners don't suffer the night time crying of a new puppy!!! Ok . . . brag is over. I LOVE my dogs and caring for the pups is of extreme importance to me. *small bow*

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   Posted 10/21/2007 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Fran, Rosie, if you really want to eat good cooked veggies, try them in a stainless steel pressure cooker. Its all I use. When they thought I had hep and was on interferon and really really sick, a friend helped my husband cook Indian food for me to help heal me and they made dal and put the flaxseed oil on it for butter and then a little doctor bronnners to flavor the oil. It works so good as a healthy butter substitute. I love flaxseed oil on veggies and stuff. I don't think I could handle the meal, my guts are so bad right now if any of it wasn't ground right, I'd be afraid. Yeah, also, nonstick pans cause alzheimers from the aluminum content in the silverstone type coating. If you keep birds, you cannot keep your bird in the kitchen and cook with silverstone or it may kill them. I learned that ages ago and I only use iron. I get so mad whe they show these healthy chefs using poisoned pans. They are very very bad for you. I can't lift my cast iron anymore, but if the guys get it to the burner for me, I'm happy to cook and cook with it. I've had my pans since I was fourteen. Then I cook in all stainless, something I learned from my hari krishna friends.
Love, Marji
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   Posted 10/21/2007 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Marji . . . I use a big old cast iron skillet too. Its great and the food actually tastes grilled. I can even make a great steak in that pan. . . comes out better than on the grill. I didn't realize that the silverstone was bad for you skull I have very old (35 years) club aluminum pans . . . I hope they aren't poisoning me skull I have wanted to get new ones but all the pans I find are so light compared to the club aluminum, they just don't seem worth the price. OK . . . I'm on a search now for dangers of club aluminum. Doesn't the stainless burn food??? My sister had stainless clad copper . . . a very expensive set with a reputable company and everything burned.

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Mariepoms
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   Posted 10/22/2007 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Rosie,

I also read that even certain containers that are said to be 'microwave safe'' are not very safe at all.During the heating process some of the plastics or whatever the container is made are released (in small amounts) into our food.I think for most of us in addition to the autoimmine issues;we have some chemical sensitivities too.I'm certain i do anyway and really dont feel like eating plastic..lol It's not on my menu :-)

I did a TON of research on autoimmunity in dogs.Also vaccines and i have one study i can send to you on your email.It's an active study being done at Purdue University.Our breed has so many issues.Mostly coat issues but most if not all are autoimmune.We have Black Skin Disease or Alopecia X and under that umbrella is Cushings,Addisons,Follicular dysplasia,Sex Hormone Resposive Alopecia and many others.It's sad to have this beautiful show dog go bald and have issues that are hard to fix.I have my guys on a pretty strict regiman and it begins in UTERO and continues on through weaning and adulthood.I have not had any coat loss issues in my breeding program YET.Oh and i use RAIN WATER to spritz my dog's coats during brushing.It makes a difference and YES i totally see the difference in my plants and flowers after a rain storm.The colors are more vibrant and the grow overnight.

Fran


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   Posted 10/22/2007 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Fran!! I'll go check my email. I so appreciate you sharing your research. I know I about died when I saw what was in dog food. I can't believe they are aloud to sell that stuff and trusted name brands to boot. I saw a huge difference in my dogs when I got rid of the biproducts and the other garbage in the food.

Thanks again.

Blessings!

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