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    I tried for year to get off any sort of pop/soda....

    I tried for year to get off any sort of pop/soda. For me, my vice was 1 Mountain Dew a day. I'd use the approach of having one every other day for 2 weeks, then every second day, etc till I was done....
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    I think you should visit your doctor. S/he may...

    I think you should visit your doctor. S/he may want to do a test such as a holster monitor to see what your heart is up to.

    I have a health condition (POTS) where my heart beats too fast mostly in...
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    At Dallas Love Field (Texas), they have a Moe's...

    At Dallas Love Field (Texas), they have a Moe's Southwest Grill which is wonderful for someone like me who cannot eat egg, soy, dairy, or egg. Their mission is to have foods without "junk" (although...
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    I explained my experience with unexplained...

    I explained my experience with unexplained fatigue. I also wanted to add that it turns out I am allergic to gluten and dairy and intolerant to soy and egg. I tried elimination diets (just eliminating...
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    I just wanted to share with you that shortly...

    I just wanted to share with you that shortly before the age of 19, I came down with a mysterious illness. The symptoms were vague and in the beginning, sometimes the only ones were severe fatigue and...
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    I got really ill and no one could figure out what...

    I got really ill and no one could figure out what was wrong. Diet didn't help much at all, but psychologically, I felt better knowing I'm eating in a way that helps my body rather than hurts it. I...
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    Could you take a caffeine pill? I used to take...

    Could you take a caffeine pill? I used to take them. I bought ones that weren't encapsulated so I could cut them in half. They are carried in the drug section of any store and you can get 100 200mg...
  8. If you do research, you can actually find brands...

    If you do research, you can actually find brands people have tested for having what the label says. Also, for certain supplements I am able to tell by the effect on my body whether or not it has...
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    Have you ever done the test with Betaine HCl...

    Have you ever done the test with Betaine HCl where you keep taking tablets in (I think) 5 minute intervals until you feel a warm sensation to figure out the right dose for you? It'd be one less pill...
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    I knew about the autoimmune connection because I...

    I knew about the autoimmune connection because I had a mystery illness for 4 years prior to diagnosis. I did a lot of research during that time, so I know all sorts of tidbits about random diseases....
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    A common culprit are acid reducers people take...

    A common culprit are acid reducers people take for heartburn. The acid reducers can effect what our small intestines are able to absorb. Some medical conditions can cause it like Crohn's or Celiac...
  12. I wanted to say I understand wanting to...

    I wanted to say I understand wanting to supplement. I think getting it naturally by seasoning food is best for absorption. However, for some, it is either capsule or nothing, so why not go with a...
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    Mark wrote an article about this. Apparently the...

    Mark wrote an article about this. Apparently the body releases epinephrine in response to a surge of carbs. What Happens to Your Body When… You Carb Binge? | Mark's Daily Apple
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    Another tip -- Some people I know with issues...

    Another tip -- Some people I know with issues similar to mine just add some salt or low-sodium salt to their water. Make sure to get low-sodium, not sodium free.
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    It helps so much because now I actually hold on...

    It helps so much because now I actually hold on to my water. I could definitely see sodium to fluid ratio being an issue for otherwise healthy people who think they are doing themselves a favor by...
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    Anna may be right. I am 5 foot 5 inches (female)...

    Anna may be right. I am 5 foot 5 inches (female) and used to weigh 130. I messed with my diet primarily to see how it effected my energy. I never lost weight no matter what combo of macros or how...
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    Consider looking at your sodium to fluid ratio. ...

    Consider looking at your sodium to fluid ratio.

    I have a medical condition called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome or POTS, a form of Dysautonomia. Is a long story, but part of POTS in my...
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    I use Fit Pal and love their pie chart with the...

    I use Fit Pal and love their pie chart with the percentages of each macro. I also like how it has a barcode scanner to add foods. However, you're right that sometimes the counts can be off. I know...
  19. It's at all of the grocery stores in my small...

    It's at all of the grocery stores in my small (15,000) Midwest town. Organic costs $10-$15 while regular is as little as $6. Most stores will begin carrying an item if you just request it.
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    Also, for supplies such as aloe vera, shea...

    Also, for supplies such as aloe vera, shea butter, witch hazel without alcohol, essential oils... Online suppliers for DIY skin are are great. I buy aloe vera powder and reconstitute it in order to...
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    Shaving using oil does gunk up the razor a little...

    Shaving using oil does gunk up the razor a little bit, but it isn't a big deal. I just shave a few swipes then stick it under running water and it is clean!

    I have long, thick, dyed hair -- about...
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    Mexican chorizo.. Or chocolate... Or avocado. It...

    Mexican chorizo.. Or chocolate... Or avocado. It depends on the day!
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