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  • #16
    Originally posted by Cyborcat View Post

    Benadryl might be worth trying, again, just to see what happens.
    that will only alleviate symptoms temporarily, while not addressing the root cause.

    Well, I pretty much avoid the crap oils and grains--just because I haven't 100% given up processed foods doesn't mean I'm living on SAD junk all the time and that I don't read labels. Right now, I cannot make from scratch every little scrap of food I eat because I work a full-time job and I live in someone else's house where I usually don't get access to their stove in the evening--I will be moving in August and that will change, but for right now, I need to rely on SOME stuff that's convenient, otherwise I'd have to switch to being a raw vegan and I think that'd be worse for me (not that I'd want to anyway).
    a tin of salmon and some smashed avocado wrapped in nori requires zero cooking, is ready in under 5 minutes without a stove and is 100% primal.

    i work full-time too and have a life, so if i had to cook every meal from scratch i'd not be eating the way i should either. can you batch cook a box of hard-boiled eggs? make a big crustless quiche? make a stew/casserole that you can microwave each night? braise some beef ribs in a slow-cooker and eat that over a few days?

    people get defensive about convenience foods because they are utterly avoidable.

    lastly, drinking LOTS of water helps flush water-retention.

    good luck.
    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

    Ernest Hemingway

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    • #17
      I suffer from edema in my left ankle, my advice: cut salt, keep active (work up a good sweet now and again) when sitting keep legs elevated. Even with a sitting job this can be done, get creative!! And when its real bad drawl a nice hot bath and just soak with your feet elevated above your body. You can actually watch the swelling go down

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