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    Last edited by brooke.S.; 06-12-2016, 08:56 PM.

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    Welcome to the world of journaling.

    You probably just needed to LC harder. Just kidding Work on getting that thyroid function back up.

    I want to see a pic of your babies! I mean, dogs.
    Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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    • #3
      I'll be following your journal! Glad to see things are getting better with the updated diet. I am too becoming quite the fan of Ray Peat.

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      • #4
        Hey y'all,

        Welcome to the MDA journals. This is a place where you can waste I mean spend a LOT of time.

        I have two dogs that are quite spoiled but who help keep me on the straight and narrow PB-wise. They keep me active in both low-level and sprinting activities. They're great at supporting my cooking experiments. Pack Naps are big around here...

        Keep up the good work, I'm looking forward to seeing how you manage your diet and thyroid issues. I know a lady who's struggling with hers.

        Boy did I get some strange looks the first time I put butter in my coffee at a restaurant!

        Sent from my GT-N8013 using Marks Daily Apple Forum mobile app

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        • #5
          Hi - hope you don't mind me asking - how does your insulin useage prior to going primal compare to what it is now? The same?
          Healthy is the new wealthy.

          http://www.facebook.com/groups/ances...handnutrition/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by brookesam
            Thanks Max! You should start a journal too. Oh yeah... congrats on graduating!
            Thanks! Who knows, maybe I will

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            • #7
              Dont take a chance, toss it. Raw milk does not really go bad if kept pretty cool. Its good for a month at least. No need to freeze it, which might damage the milk as well.

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              • #8
                It might be OK, but that looks really gross.
                Make America Great Again

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                • #9
                  Sometimes when you really love something you have to let it go
                  Make America Great Again

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                  • #10
                    I just wouldnt chance drinking a glass shard.

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                    • #11
                      Hey Brook,

                      Finally getting a chance to say yo

                      "Y'all" is actually one of the things I love about American-English! That and when men say "M'am". So cute. As are your pups!

                      Originally posted by brookesam
                      I went to the doctor this past Friday. She's actually a nurse practitioner. She's going to be my PCP though. The last time I saw her she looked over my thyroid labs and agreed to up my Naturethroid dose from 2 grains to 2.5 grains. I had already raised it myself, just didn't have a script for it. So this visit I brought labs from 4 weeks ago and I was at 2.7 (my goal is 3.2 at least). She agreed to raise my dose to 3 grains... I'm actually taking 3.5 grains with 1/8 a grain a bit before bed. I feel pretty good.

                      It's been hard to find a doctor to prescribe T3 meds or NDT. Big Pharma has most doctors sold on T4 only meds such as synthyroid. The trouble is that most cannot convert T4 to the active T3. As a result you can get high levels of reverse T3 which competes with T3. Thankfully reverse T3 has not been a problem for me.

                      Last October I found a naturopath/md in Nashville. He told me to throw out my Synthyroid and started me on 1 grain of Armour. In 2 weeks I got labs and also the results from a salvia cortisol test. I went back to see him and he raised my dose to 2 grains. He told me to find a local doctor when I need refills. I was very doubtful I could though. In January I started feeling bad again. I called the doctor in Nashville and told him and he said my levels were in range last time but he didn't take into account that I'm dealing with Hashimotos. He swapped me over to Naturethroid at 2 grains.

                      I had labs in February at a walkin clinic in town. The results showed that my T3 was 2.2 (I think) with lab ranges 2.7-4.5. In November I was at 3.2. I had no doubt I had been having a Hashimotos attack. I had gained weight and had no energy.

                      One mistake I think I made was starting Stronglifts 5x5 the second week I was on Armour. I was still trying to do sprints and run 2-3 days on top of that. It was to much stress for my system. My lifts went up pretty good but I had been lifting kinda heavy before that.

                      Right now I'm trying to find balance in everything. I'm going to the gym about 6 days a week. Two if those days I lift, one day I sprint and the other days I walk on incline/jog/run for 30-40 minutes. I feel I need to holdback a little when lifting bc it's just so taxing on my body.... And thats been hard for me. sometimes I don't realized how hard I'm going until I can barely walk or sit to pee! haha So for now, no more squats and deadlifts on the same day!

                      Anyway, back to my doctor's visit Friday... She also prescribed Metanx. It looks to be a very high potent b vitamin. It's prescribed for people with neuropathy. I rarely have any symptoms of neuropathy anymore because of activity levels and my blood sugar levels are better and more stable than when I was 26 and younger. Metanx is described as helping remove homocysteine from the body... Sounds good to me! Wonder what Ray Peat thinks of it?
                      I really admire that you can gym it 6 days a week. I feel like crap so often that it's really hard for me to keep consistent with my exercise.

                      What was your history of getting diagnosed with Hashis? Did you feel bad for a long time, and do you feel better now that you're on meds? What were your symptoms?

                      PS. Just saw your photos: you're a beautiful girl! And you look great
                      Last edited by YogaBare; 06-13-2013, 10:21 PM.
                      "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                      In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                      - Ray Peat

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by brookesam
                        Do you speak from experience?

                        I guess I won't cry over spilled milk but I might if it were lost T3.
                        Not about freezing milk, but yeah.

                        I also agree with you about the t3, which I'm just about to take right now actually.
                        Make America Great Again

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                          Hey Brook,

                          Finally getting a chance to say yo

                          "Y'all" is actually one of the things I love about American-English! That and when men say "M'am". So cute. As are your pups!



                          I really admire that you can gym it 6 days a week. I feel like crap so often that it's really hard for me to keep consistent with my exercise.

                          What was your history of getting diagnosed with Hashis? Did you feel bad for a long time, and do you feel better now that you're on meds? What were your symptoms?

                          PS. Just saw your photos: you're a beautiful girl! And you look great
                          I feel bad a lot too. I can't wait until all this mess gets sorted out more! I go to the gym first thing in the morning because usually my energy is zapped by the time I get off work.

                          I've had high antibodies for as long as they been checked. I have never had a doctor use the term "hashimotos" until I brought it up. The doc I'm seeing now agrees because of the antibodies and she sent me for a ultrasound to see is there was a nodule. I haven't had a goiter since last summer when things got really bad. I went for the ultrasound and they found a nodule. The specialist said it was so tiny and not inflamed. I believe its partly due to finally having T3 in my system and not eating inflammatory foods.

                          I feel better most days. Last summer it was all I could do to go to the gym and go to work. Then I would just come home and not do anything. I would think, I'm 31, I shouldn't feel this way. I also has a little weight gain, my hair was coming out like crazy and nails were breaking allll the time. It could be 90 degrees outside and I would eat lunch and have the chills!

                          I found out more about thyroid on MDA. I knew I needed to find a doc that would prescribe the meds I needed. I was laughed at 2x before I found the doc in Nashville!

                          You've mentioned your mom has hashi's... have you had free T3 tested?

                          One thing... I feel better these days but half of the weight I've gained over the past year didn't come on until after I got on Naturethroid. I think my metabolic rate is low. My pulse this morning was below 60 when I woke up. My temp was 97.9 last Friday at the doctors which was the highest I've seen it in years! I need to get a thermometer. What do you think these days about pulse and temp?

                          And thank you!!! That means alot. My confidence hasn't been the best since my body has taken on a little extra weight.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by brookesam
                            I have a really bad habit. I chew a pack of gum a day. Is that gross or what?
                            Haha I get obsessive over things every once in a while (its either all or nothing :-D), and back in the winter I was chewing about a pack of gum a day too. I don't really like to chew gum anymore unless someone offers me a piece, since there is probably a bunch of ingredients in the gum I didn't want to be eating too much of. I wouldn't say it's gross though.

                            Yea...I'm avoiding gum cause I think its unhealthy.

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                            • #15
                              I chew nicotine gum and smoke vapor cigs all day because fascists trample on my freedom to smoke inside buildings ;_;
                              Make America Great Again

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