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  1. Thread: Hemochromatosis

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    Hemochromatosis

    Does anyone know much about hemochromatosis?

    My husband has hemochromatosis, and does regular blood donation, which was what he was told to do when first diagnosed. He just had a physical, and I'm...
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    It's very normal to feel that way if you suddenly...

    It's very normal to feel that way if you suddenly go very low carb. It might be better to ease into it a little more gradually. I had about a week of being nauseous and dizzy when I did the Atkins...
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    If you were a heavy caffeine user, you can have...

    If you were a heavy caffeine user, you can have symptoms for as much as a couple of weeks. I quit like that once and felt like I had the flu for the entire first week.
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    If you possibly can, get your eggs from a farmers...

    If you possibly can, get your eggs from a farmers market. I've tried allegedly free range eggs from the store, and there was just no comparison to the eggs I get from the farmers market. The store...
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    I had a Mirena. I haven't had kids but it wasn't...

    I had a Mirena. I haven't had kids but it wasn't painful. They told me to take 4 ibuprofen before the appointment, so I'm sure that helped.

    Mirena was great in that I stopped having periods for...
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    Trader Joe's seems to be good quality. I always...

    Trader Joe's seems to be good quality. I always get the kind from California. In general, I've read that you're more likely to get genuine olive oil if it's not imported. I did some taste testing...
  7. Thread: Depressed

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    I went through a lot of anxiety when I was...

    I went through a lot of anxiety when I was dealing with the end of my first marriage. One key thing I noticed was that caffeine was a major trigger for me. If I had caffeine, then I'd tend to get...
  8. Thread: zucchini butter

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    I'm putting zucchini on my shopping list for...

    I'm putting zucchini on my shopping list for tomorrow. That looks really amazing.
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    Probiotic Pearls, 1 per day will work wonders. ...

    Probiotic Pearls, 1 per day will work wonders.

    Amazon.com: Enzymatic Therapy - Pearls IC - 90 caps: Health & Personal Care
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    The key for me in a situation like that is not to...

    The key for me in a situation like that is not to have even one bite of the unhealthy food. When I'm being primal and keeping my carbs low, I sort of lose interest in food and have no cravings for...
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    4-5. "Weekday paleo" sounds about right. I'm...

    4-5. "Weekday paleo" sounds about right. I'm generally behaving, but there's the occasional refried beans and tortillas, and I don't really worry at all about dairy. Even when I'm not perfectly...
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    It's frustrating to see a family member suffer,...

    It's frustrating to see a family member suffer, but you have to start with little things. I remember my own introduction to paleo. It was kind of gradual and over time I accepted more and more. My...
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    The first thing I'd wonder is how regular is she...

    The first thing I'd wonder is how regular is she about taking her pills? Does she ever miss a day? Even being inconsistent with the timing by more than a couple of hours can trigger some...
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    I had a problem a couple of years back with...

    I had a problem a couple of years back with plantar fasciitis. I started reading various things about Vibrams and barefoot walking, and started trying to do exercises and what they call "fox walking"...
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    You should read this about cholesterol if you...

    You should read this about cholesterol if you haven't already:
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread4723.html

    Your LDL is almost certainly calculated, and since your triglycerides are very...
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    The fish oil sold in softgels can be a little...

    The fish oil sold in softgels can be a little sketchy. You don't know if it's gone rancid or not.

    I'd go for something higher quality if you can afford it that's not in in softgels. I get...
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    Probiotic Pearls are really good: Amazon.com:...

    Probiotic Pearls are really good:

    Amazon.com: Enzymatic Therapy - Pearls IC - 90 caps: Health & Personal Care
  18. At different times I've done litter mates, and...

    At different times I've done litter mates, and then a single kitten followed later by another single kitten. I definitely think litter mates are best. They'll already be familiar with each other and...
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    The first thing that comes to mind is that you...

    The first thing that comes to mind is that you could have a staph infection. If that's what it is, it can be quite serious and it won't get better if you don't go get treated. It doesn't even matter...
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    I'm using orange flavored Coromega. They say it's...

    I'm using orange flavored Coromega. They say it's purified to get rid of contaminants and it tastes good.
  21. Thread: Skim Milk

    by Vega
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    Skim Milk

    I read this today and thought it was interesting. Kids drinking skim milk ended up being more likely to gain weight than kids drinking whole milk. They're saying maybe the advice that kids over 2...
  22. Thread: Soft Drinks

    by Vega
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    We eventually got completely off soft drinks, but...

    We eventually got completely off soft drinks, but I used to make my own versions at home. I bought root beer extract and added that and simple syrup made with sugar and stevia to carbonated water. I...
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    You don't really need an excuse. Saying "no thank...

    You don't really need an excuse. Saying "no thank you" with no further explanation should be sufficient, and if someone pesters you after that, then they're showing very bad manners. If you feel you...
  24. Thread: Primal and gout

    by Vega
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    Do you use any artificial sweeteners? Those can...

    Do you use any artificial sweeteners? Those can also cause huge problems if you have gout.
  25. Thread: Cutting boards?

    by Vega
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    See this article below. If she gets a plastic...

    See this article below. If she gets a plastic one, then she does need to be very careful with it.

    UC-Davis Food Safety Laboratory: Cutting Board Research

    "We soon found that disease bacteria...
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