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  1. As long as he exercises after eating pasta (which...

    As long as he exercises after eating pasta (which he loves and eats rarely), he is absolutely fine. He eats organic, non-GMO pasta that isn't enriched. He spent 2 years being gluten free and it...
  2. He didn't have his A1C tested. I'm not sure why,...

    He didn't have his A1C tested. I'm not sure why, but I have a feeling it was because his endocrinologist initially doubted that his test would show any insulin resistance or glucose intolerance....
  3. Clearing up the Confusion: Insulin Resistance, Blood Sugar, and Carbs

    Before reading this, please keep in mind that everyone's body is different and I am in no way stating that everyone will or should have the exact same reaction to insulin, glucose, exercise,...
  4. Spoken like a person with no genetic mutations!

    Spoken like a person with no genetic mutations!
  5. The website says to expect it to take up to 4-6...

    The website says to expect it to take up to 4-6 weeks, but it was much quicker than that (about 2 weeks).

    Still too early to give any definitive results, but I did notice a HUGE improvement the...
  6. People with a MTHFR mutation can’t efficiently...

    People with a MTHFR mutation can’t efficiently convert inactive forms of folate and B12 to the active forms (I've seen it reported that a heterozygous mutation means about 70% efficiency while a...
  7. That link is actually not what I was writing...

    That link is actually not what I was writing about and doesn't apply.

    That article discusses how 23andme was offering health-related genetic reports (in addition to supplying customers with their...
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    I've had fatigue for years, and have done...

    I've had fatigue for years, and have done extensive research to uncover possible causes. Three easy things I'd recommend checking on:

    1) Ferritin level. It should be 100-150. Mine was 11 (even...
  9. Everything you know about healthy eating is wrong.

    That got your attention!

    Old timers will probably remember me from this forum, as I used to be quite active here a few years ago.

    On our quest to improve our collection of health issues (IBS,...
  10. Hey, I got my genetics results back from 23andme...

    Hey, I got my genetics results back from 23andme last week, and have been on a research rampage. Everything I thought I knew about health and nutrition is completely out the window and I feel a bit...
  11. My husband has pretty severe ADD, in addition to...

    My husband has pretty severe ADD, in addition to some other mysterious health issues and fatigue, and he once mentioned that
    poor sleep quality/lack of sleep makes his ADD way worse. We just...
  12. You don't have to do the genetic testing right...

    You don't have to do the genetic testing right away in order to see if this is your issue - if you make sure that you avoid any fortified foods (check the side of the rice mac&cheese box) or...
  13. Hey, I want to suggest looking into something...

    Hey, I want to suggest looking into something that may be related to anxiety, depression, about a million other symptoms. When you have some time, do a little research on MTHFR. It's an enzyme that's...
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    Absinthe is actually an excellent digestif,...

    Absinthe is actually an excellent digestif, though neither my husband or I had any relief from bloating from it. He is an absinthe distiller, and we use it at home when we are having trouble...
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    I think that the first thing is to record where...

    I think that the first thing is to record where you're spending your money each month. I periodically make a list of all of my expenses each month to keep track of where my money is going. I find...
  16. However, you are assuming that we, modern humans,...

    However, you are assuming that we, modern humans, are coming to this diet as 100% healthy and functional. Sometimes, for whatever reason, our bodies can't or don't absorb nutrients from food if some...
  17. You may know this already, but just in case you...

    You may know this already, but just in case you don't:

    Aspirin is bad for the stomach because it causes the downregulation of the production of stomach mucosa, which can then lead to ulcers, which...
  18. Great Lakes is hands down the best brand of...

    Great Lakes is hands down the best brand of gelatin I have come across.

    I first used the Knox brand, which was okay for making gelatin-type desserts from fruit juice but I didn't trust the quality...
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    I also had a rough relationship with my mother,...

    I also had a rough relationship with my mother, which is now very good.

    She was a suicidal alcoholic during the time I was in high school and college. She had been a problem drinker for her whole...
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    Interestingly, I have never experienced any of...

    Interestingly, I have never experienced any of the effects of coffee (neither the positive nor negative ones). Drinking coffee has never reduced my hunger, has never made me more mentally alert or...
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    I'm glad you mentioned the nettle tea, I forgot...

    I'm glad you mentioned the nettle tea, I forgot to list that as something he was using - I have a ton of stinging nettles in my garden, and I harvested and dried them for him. It seems to have helped...
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    One of the huge problems I have with this...

    One of the huge problems I have with this (besides the issues already stated) is that they are not talking about SUGAR. They are talking about HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP. Completely different thing.
    ...
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    My husband is dealing with this issue right now....

    My husband is dealing with this issue right now. In his case, his IBS-D gets triggered as soon as he eats foods either high in histamine or that trigger histamine release, and his allergic reaction...
  24. I'm interested to hear how others on this thread...

    I'm interested to hear how others on this thread view vegetables.

    I used to eat a ton of them, always thought of them as very healthy, blah blah. I think they were a contributing factor toward my...
  25. Yeah, it's weird to be eating less meat and be...

    Yeah, it's weird to be eating less meat and be feeling so good about it, because I've always been a heavy meat eater, and if I didn't have meat front and center in at least 2 meals a day, I'd have a...
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