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  • #16
    Originally posted by Silvergirl View Post
    My guess is you are still eating something that you are really allergic to. I suggest you get a food panel done through your Naturopath.

    Have you ever tried taking Evening Primrose oil? I found that taking that every day stopped my cramping.
    Did you find you were only able to determine the foods you were allergic to through doing the panel? I've been hoping to avoid that as it is expensive.

    And no, I've heard about evening primrose oil but that's one of the things I haven't tried yet. I did try borage oil for about a year with almost no noticeable difference. Did you ever experiment with borage oil? Right now I'm trying to increase magnesium and vitamin E and see if that helps at all.
    ~Ariel

    http://arielcsblog.blogspot.com/

    "To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." - Thomas Paine

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    • #17
      Originally posted by jfreaksho View Post
      Have you looked at your water quality?
      I just wonder if the water treatment process where you live has changed recently, causing a resurgence of reaction to something your body doesn't like.
      Hmm... We do have pretty good water here in the mountains though our house is on city water. I'd thought about getting a filter for both our shower and drinking water but have not done so yet. To the best of my knowledge, our town does not use fluoride, but I am not sure what all they do use. And I didn't think about that the water treatment might have changed recently.
      ~Ariel

      http://arielcsblog.blogspot.com/

      "To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." - Thomas Paine

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      • #18
        Originally posted by loafingcactus View Post
        First off, some people have illnesses. Not are being made ill by their food, but have actual illnesses that food adjustments might help, but won't resolve. So if you are that itchy, why not see a doctor?
        I guess I haven't really thought about going to a doctor because through my whole childhood, any doctor my parents did take me to could not offer any real helpful advice. And I'm not trying to say I think all doctors are stupid or anything, I just think most that I've dealt with did not have much understanding of the underlying causes.

        Originally posted by loafingcactus View Post
        And you are newly going to a gym- sure you didn't pick up a skin infection there? It happens.
        I do go to a gym, but not newly. And I guess it doesn't seem real "new" just because now my skin is back to feeling as bad as when I was a child. But I suppose it could be being caused by something totally different this time.

        Originally posted by loafingcactus View Post
        You are cutting dairy. As you may know, there is very good research on calcium levels and menstrual cramps. Though calcium supplements are a little looked down on because of their correlation with heart issues, a serving of Tums raises blood calcium levels no more than a glass of milk does. You may want to try it.
        I'm giving magnesium and vitamin E a try right now, but if that doesn't help I will certainly think about adding calcium.

        Originally posted by loafingcactus View Post
        And yes, winter. I have three big psoriasis spots right now after having none for about a year and I totally blame winter.
        As I said above, I do live in a pretty cold and dry place, but my skin has consistently improved in the last 7 years that I've lived here, and even in the winters was much better than this. Until trying to replace the butter, cream, and yogurt part of my diet with other things which is why I'm suspecting that I may be intolerant of one or more of the items that I have increased consumption of.
        ~Ariel

        http://arielcsblog.blogspot.com/

        "To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." - Thomas Paine

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Black Timber View Post
          I think it's important to get the timeline straight. When did the skin issues start? How long have you been wheat and dairy free?
          Wheat free (mostly) for a little over 3 months. Dairy free (mostly) for the last 2 months. The resurgence of the skin problem, about 3 weeks ago. Assuming you're not talking about the fact that it originally started when I was an infant.
          ~Ariel

          http://arielcsblog.blogspot.com/

          "To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." - Thomas Paine

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Jennifla View Post
            Have you had your vitamin D checked? .... So I went back to 10,000 IU/ day and my skin cleared up, but it took about 8 weeks. The state of my skin is what motivates me to stay strict with Primal eating.
            No I have not had it checked. This is an interesting thought especially as I've also been reading some stuff on high doses of vitamin D being helpful with cramping. Maybe I'll be off to pick up some vitamin D tomorrow. I haven't looked yet, but is it easy to find in that high of a dose?
            ~Ariel

            http://arielcsblog.blogspot.com/

            "To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." - Thomas Paine

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Grizz View Post
              Ariel,

              I agree with the vitamin D3.

              I also agree with eliminating all wheat product.

              I agree with distilled water.... cold hands - cold feet (hypothyroid), and brain fog.

              Here is a neat quiz to see if you are iodine deficient:
              As I said above I think I'll be trying to add vitamin D. And I guess I'm going to try to not get frustrated and just go back to eating lots of wheat. (For real, thanks to all of you for your thoughts and encouragement!)

              And I will probably try getting both a shower filter and a drinking filter. Is there one you recommend? I've looked at the pitcher filters as they are inexpensive and convenient, but could not find one in a glass pitcher, only plastic which I would prefer to avoid. Incidentally, I do tend to get cold feet really quickly...

              According to the quiz, I'm mildly deficient in iodine. I do eat a good bit of fish already and usually use "Real Salt." With the natural minerals in there, would that be similar to using sea salt? Should I look for some kind of iodine supplement as well? I guess I prefer to try to get my nutrients from food if possible, but realize in this world that's not always going to work.
              ~Ariel

              http://arielcsblog.blogspot.com/

              "To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." - Thomas Paine

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Ariel C. McGlothin View Post
                As I said above I think I'll be trying to add vitamin D. And I guess I'm going to try to not get frustrated and just go back to eating lots of wheat. (For real, thanks to all of you for your thoughts and encouragement!)

                And I will probably try getting both a shower filter and a drinking filter. Is there one you recommend? I've looked at the pitcher filters as they are inexpensive and convenient, but could not find one in a glass pitcher, only plastic which I would prefer to avoid. Incidentally, I do tend to get cold feet really quickly...

                According to the quiz, I'm mildly deficient in iodine. I do eat a good bit of fish already and usually use "Real Salt." With the natural minerals in there, would that be similar to using sea salt? Should I look for some kind of iodine supplement as well? I guess I prefer to try to get my nutrients from food if possible, but realize in this world that's not always going to work.
                Dr. Brownstein recommends 50mg of iodoral daily to detox all of the toxins that have been stored in your body over the years from Bromide (in bread), Fluoride (in water, soda pop, foods) & chlorine used by farmers as insecticides. Every cell in the body has iodine receptors and these toxic chemicals have overwhelmed & displaced what little iodine you had. 1st to go is the iodine in your thyroid, that is why you have cold hands, feet. You are hypothyroid, and only iodine supplements can kick the toxins out & replace your natural iodine balance.

                All of your skin cells require iodine, and fluoride ( or chlorine ) in your water is responsible for for skin rashes & skin blemishes.
                Fluoroderma: Acne Caused by Fluoride Exposure
                http://www.celluliteinvestigation.co...luoroderma.pdf
                Fluoride also ruins your teeth:
                Fluoride Action Network | Dental Fluorosis

                This is what we use to create healthy water:
                Amazon.com: Water Distiller, Countertop, White Enamel, Glass Collection: Health & Personal Care

                Also the only way to get rid of fluoride is to use an expensive reverse osmosis filter, or else distill your water.
                You would have to eat 10 lbs of seafood a day to get 50 mg of iodine.

                The Dr. Brownstein Iodine Protocol:
                http://tinyurl.com/Iodine-Handout
                ( After 1 year at 50mg a day and detox is complete, you can drop down to 12mg a day for maintenance IF you can avoid Fluoride, chlorine & bromide in your diet & liquids )

                Best to you,
                Grizz
                Last edited by Grizz; 12-11-2013, 02:53 AM.

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                • #23
                  More on Vitamin D3
                  ===============
                  Natural News Report:
                  Epidemic of Vitamin D deficiency sweeping the world
                  Dr. Kruse Report:
                  Vitamin D optimization thoughts

                  The doctors recommend 10,000 IU daily for 3 months then get your blood tested and adjust dosage to get your blood reading to 70 to 80 ng/ml. Each 1,000 IU change in dosage will change the blood reading by about 10ng/ml

                  More research on Vitamin D3:
                  http://tinyurl.com/Vitamin-D-Report

                  Listing of iodine deficiency symptoms:
                  http://tinyurl.com/Iodine-Deficiency

                  Best to you,
                  Grizz
                  Last edited by Grizz; 12-11-2013, 02:50 AM.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Grizz View Post
                    Bromide (in bread), Fluoride (in water, soda pop, foods) & chlorine used by farmers as insecticides.
                    Thanks for all the time you put into responding! I don't think I would have a ton of buildup of most of those as I've made my own bread for most of my life, avoided any kind of fluoride use on my teeth, drank well water for much of my life and now live in a town that doesn't use fluoride in it's water treatment, have only drank a few dozen sodas in my life, and usually cooked all my food from scratch. But maybe all that is why I only show up as being mildly deficient?

                    Is there a particular brand of iodine that you recommend supplementing with? Are there differing qualities like with many other supplements, or is any iodine I find going to be good?

                    When I have a bit of spare cash that water distiller may be next on my list.

                    Have you had any experience with the timing of taking a vitamin D supplement affecting your sleep?
                    ~Ariel

                    http://arielcsblog.blogspot.com/

                    "To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." - Thomas Paine

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                    • #25
                      Ariel,

                      Please do more research on supplementing iodine before taking the mass quantities that Grizz is recommending. Massive amounts of iodine can cause serious health issues. The signs of detox that are mentioned in Grizz's propaganda are also signs of iodine overdose. It is rare to overdose on iodine by eating real foods that are rich in it.

                      Normal dietary iodine intake is 100-150 mcg/day. The US Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of iodine is as follows:

                      •Adults and adolescents - 150 mcg/day


                      •Pregnant women - 220 mcg/day


                      •Lactating women - 290 mcg/day


                      •Children aged 1-11 years - 90-120 mcg/day


                      •Infants - Adequate intake is 110-130 mcg/day


                      Iodine — Health Professional Fact Sheet

                      If you can wade through the crap, there is some good info both pro and con in this thread: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread63393.html

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Ariel C. McGlothin View Post
                        Thanks for all the time you put into responding! I don't think I would have a ton of buildup of most of those as I've made my own bread for most of my life, avoided any kind of fluoride use on my teeth, drank well water for much of my life and now live in a town that doesn't use fluoride in it's water treatment, have only drank a few dozen sodas in my life, and usually cooked all my food from scratch. But maybe all that is why I only show up as being mildly deficient?

                        Is there a particular brand of iodine that you recommend supplementing with? Are there differing qualities like with many other supplements, or is any iodine I find going to be good?

                        When I have a bit of spare cash that water distiller may be next on my list.

                        Have you had any experience with the timing of taking a vitamin D supplement affecting your sleep?
                        Ariel,

                        FYI - More about iodine & skin problems:
                        iodinehistory
                        I have so much research on Iodine that I sometimes forget what I have :--((

                        These toxins are everywhere. We can't escape them. They seep into well water from farmers using pesticides & defoliants. They are used in furniture, bedding, carpeting, new cars (That New Car Smell) used by farmers on their produce. Trust me, you and everyone else are loaded. You can take the Urine Loading test with bromide & fluoride testing here to be sure. However I think this test is better done after 1 year of taking iodine to be certain you are free of toxins:
                        Hakala Research - Home
                        The primary problem is that every cell in our body GRABS AT & STORES any chemical that looks similar to iodine, as explained here:
                        Iodine deficiencies & dosages

                        Vitamin D3 & iodine should be taken in the morning. Magnesium & Vitamin C should be taken in the evening.

                        Doctor Brownstein Recommends starting with Lugols 2% iodine with 1 drop or less per day, and then slooowly titrate up to 50 mg a day over 6 months with iodoral caplets. Lugols or Iodoral & none other. Iodine & all required supplies are available at Amazon.Com
                        http://tinyurl.com/Iodine-Handout

                        We love our distiller, and it is running every day. You should see the SMELLY YUCK that is distilled out of our well water! It is enough to gag a maggot! Our son uses his distiller on city water and it is just as yucky.

                        Iodine is not a health problem - there is a lot of misleading information on the Internet and the trolls like VH67 on this board LOVE to attack iodine.
                        DR. COUSENS' BLOG - Iodine

                        Iodine is also required by men to prevent & treat Prostate Problems & Erectile Dysfunction problems.
                        Grizz
                        Last edited by Grizz; 12-11-2013, 02:57 PM.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by vh67 View Post
                          If you can wade through the crap, there is some good info both pro and con in this thread: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread63393.html
                          Thanks. Going to read through that thread right now.
                          ~Ariel

                          http://arielcsblog.blogspot.com/

                          "To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." - Thomas Paine

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                          • #28
                            The Acne Miracle

                            Posted on December 8, 2012 by Dr. Davis
                            The gastrointestinal tract (GI) is the front line, the primary battleground in the invasion of this foreign and poisonous grain, modern wheat, against our bodies. The 10-20 milligrams of wheat germ aggutinin, ingested every day by wheat-consuming individuals, for instance, damages the lining of the small intestine, while the gliadin protein (the very same gliadin that acts as an opiate and stimulates appetite, along with other mind effects) “unlocks” normal intestinal barriers to foreign substances. This last phenomenon, unique to wheat gliadin, is an important explanation for why wheat-consuming people develop autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and systemic lupus.

                            What happens in the GI tract is often mirrored on the skin. The destruction of the delicate bowel lining, acid reflux, bowel urgency, pancreatic damage, disruption of bowel flora, and other GI-damaging effects can be mirrored by skin dermatitis, seborrhea (most typically along the sides of the nose), psoriasis, dandruff, dryness, itching, as well as a long list of more serious conditions, even gangrene.

                            Acne is among the commonest expressions of the health disruption of wheat expressed on the skin, something experienced by 90% of adolescents, with continuing struggles for many adults.

                            Here is Kelly’s story of finally being freed from the constant annoyance of acne with her wheat-free experience:

                            I have been a victim of acne for the past five years and have tried the elimination process food-wise to see what the problem is. Most people around me would say my skin problem was hormone-related but, truthfully, it did not make sense to me as a female to be in a constant ”hormonal imbalance” stage for five consecutive years. I did not want to opt for invasive skin treatments involving heavy medication to ”rid” the acne as that did not solve the problem really. It just did the esthetics.

                            I instead started the elimination process: eliminated all dairy for a period of time, then all caffeine and alcohol, then I got into blood types and eliminated some types of meat accordng to my blood type. Nothing seemed to work and wheat was not even a candidate on my elimination list, since I held zero knowledge on that front. I then got pregnant and more elimination took place (raw fish, unpasteurised products, etc.) and that’s when I fell on the Wheat Belly book (Thank the Lord!), not for losing weight in my case, but the chapter, ”Yo, pimple face!” caught my eye. To think that wheat could possibly play a role was inconceivable, but I was so keen on eliminating whatever was necessary to find the solution I went ahead and tried it.

                            Miracle is what happened. Literally.

                            Within a week, my acne on my forehead became ”inactive” and flattened out. My face was not acne-active all of a sudden. Every week, I had gotten used to a nice new acne pimple growing on my face–-and it suddenly stopped–so suddenly, I could not believe it.

                            It has been several months now that I am wheat-free and twice I consumed wheat, only to pay the price each time. After my wheat consumption, I had a new acne type pimple grow on my face: literally and unbelievably the day after! Could I be a better guinea pig than this? Putting myself to the test was the best thing ever. I am conscious that, being pregnant, there are real hormonal changes, and sometimes acne problems get worse or better, depending on the person. So I am curious to see once I deliver my baby, how my face will change. I have gotten the best compliments I have received in many years on the quality of my skin.

                            Health is certainly more than skin-deep. Eliminating wheat helped Kelly erase effects on her skin evidenced by acne, but it also exerts dramatic effects on gastrointestinal health–even if she does not perceive it! Losing the gliadin protein, for instance, means her bowels are going to regain normal bowel flora, resume normal bowel permeability and thereby reduce body-wide inflammation.

                            So Kelly has more to celebrate than “just” losing her acne: She has now been given back control over multiple facets of health!
                            The Acne Miracle | Wheat Belly Blog
                            More on Wheat with weight loss photos:
                            http://tinyurl.com/Wheat-Health-Problems

                            Grizz

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