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    Infant formula - please help!

    The good news... I have a beautiful, healthy 4-week old baby boy.

    The bad news... I am not healthy! I have had serious heart troubles all my life, and pregnancy only complicated things. I have...
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    I have been avoiding soy like the plague during...

    I have been avoiding soy like the plague during this pregnancy, even more so after finding out it's a boy. I personally know THREE vegans who had sons with hypospadia (a penile birth defect that's...
  3. I don't know much about the specific drawbacks of...

    I don't know much about the specific drawbacks of milk, but the whole "unless you expose a pregnant woman to something her child will have an allergy" thing has been roundly debunked. The latest...
  4. My OB also had protein shakes on his list of...

    My OB also had protein shakes on his list of "things to avoid." I checked and he said it's because some pregnant women have trouble with too much protein, and artificial proteins in particular. He...
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    I'm 31 weeks and have experienced the same...

    I'm 31 weeks and have experienced the same issues, in spits and spurts - it will happen for a week or two which seems to coincide with a growth spurt for the baby, and then things will equalize...
  6. Crazy itchy skin after iron or mineral supps?

    Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. Every time I take my iron supplement (liquid floravital) or drink coconut water, I start to feel intense itching and tiny muscle twitches all over...
  7. My go-to kale salad: 6 cups lightly packed raw...

    My go-to kale salad:

    6 cups lightly packed raw kale, stems removed (I like dino/lacinato kale for this, but any kale will do)
    1/2 cup seeded and diced red bell pepper
    1/2 cup seeded and diced...
  8. My hayfever/seasonal allergies are completely...

    My hayfever/seasonal allergies are completely gone, and I used to have a daily Claritin-D habit just to function.

    Food allergies... honestly, if I've noticed any difference, things are worse. I...
  9. mommyrunmommy, I'm having the exact same issue...

    mommyrunmommy, I'm having the exact same issue right now with iron tablets... or I was! I took 2tbsp of milk of magnesia once before bedtime to, ahem, clear the deck once I realized it had been a few...
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    Witchy, have you tried vitex (chasteberry)? I'm...

    Witchy, have you tried vitex (chasteberry)? I'm sure you have, but I figure it's worth mentioning... I had awful cycles when I went off BC (nausea, diarrhea, terrible cramps, almost everything you...
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    There are lots of great books on home-made baby...

    There are lots of great books on home-made baby food. I like "Feeding Baby Green," and there are also good chapters in "Real Food for Mother and Baby" and everything WAPF-related. Chris Kresser's...
  12. Thread: Low Iron

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    I'm about to start IV iron treatment as well,...

    I'm about to start IV iron treatment as well, since my levels are incomprehensibly low... I eat huge amounts of red meat and other iron-rich foods, and have been taking Floradix and Feosol for...
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    Great idea! We could all use more primal recipes....

    Great idea! We could all use more primal recipes. Can I make a suggestion, as a professional writer? Pick up "The Recipe Writer's Handbook" by Barbara Gibbs Ostmann and "Will Write for Food" by...
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    I'm taking a hypnobirthing course right now. I...

    I'm taking a hypnobirthing course right now. I tick every box on the "sensitivity to hypnosis" questionnaire, and I believe it too, because I've always been able to control my body with my...
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    I get the wired, energetic feeling from hunger...

    I get the wired, energetic feeling from hunger too. And it's addictive... one very low-food day often turns into three or four, and after a few days of "starving" you feel no hunger or desire for...
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    Thanks everyone. I don't know how I did on the...

    Thanks everyone. I don't know how I did on the test - I actually puked at the 55-minute mark. Thankfully the nurse took pity on me and said she would still take my bloods, since "it's close enough to...
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    I cannot stand the taste of stevia. In my opinion...

    I cannot stand the taste of stevia. In my opinion it's even worse than aspartame, which is pretty awful. I know it's supposed to be all-natural, but the bitter/sickly sweet combination tastes like...
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    Glucose challenge tomorrow - help!

    I have to do the glucose challenge test tomorrow, as I'm 26 weeks pregnant. My OB insists this is not optional.

    Basically, I have to drink 75g of pure glucose, and have my blood drawn after an...
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    Nutritionally they are just as good if not better, although I often find the texture isn't that great... frozen peas (not that primal!) are the only ones with a good texture after heating, IMO....
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    ^ I had a similar experience to moonablaze. I...

    ^ I had a similar experience to moonablaze. I started on the pill at age 15 because I had irregular cycles, terrible cramps and bad acne. I absolutely loved being on it... no issues, ever. When I...
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    Congratulations! This probably explains why you...

    Congratulations! This probably explains why you were feeling queasy so early (I remember your post last week.) I don't have any advice, just wishing you luck!
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    I've just made a connection I've never thought of...

    I've just made a connection I've never thought of before. My best friend as a child had severe ADHD. In fourth grade, he was "cured" because his mom cut all the bread out of his diet. I remember her...
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    My mom is 5'6, my dad is 5'9. My older brother is...

    My mom is 5'6, my dad is 5'9. My older brother is only 5'8, but we think his height may have compromised because he had an undiagnosed parasitic issue (giardia) through most of his teen years. I'm...
  24. ^ Shema, the coconut water was actually my...

    ^ Shema, the coconut water was actually my chiropractor's suggestion. He said he could tell I was dehydrated by how tight my muscles were! I'm amazed at what a difference it has made. I've stopped...
  25. Don't worry. I lost weight in the first trimester...

    Don't worry. I lost weight in the first trimester due to hyperemesis. It's actually quite common to lose weight! The baby's needs are so small at the moment it can draw from your reserves even if you...
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