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    That says a lot if you would still do it over...

    That says a lot if you would still do it over again! He's trying to avoid the surgery, 'cause it's not super clear if it's Crohn's or UC. His current doc thinks he has Crohn's, everyone prior thought...
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    He took Ativan (small dose) for a while when he...

    He took Ativan (small dose) for a while when he was having frequent panic attacks. It did work but turned him into a zombie! I will look up those other supplements. I forgot about the L-glutamine....
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    He's been thinking about seeing a therapist for...

    He's been thinking about seeing a therapist for stress management. I don't know why he hasn't started seeing one yet! It's like you need to push him, but he's stubborn so he won't really do anything...
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    Big slab of frozen liver - what to do with?

    I have a more than 1lb package of grassfed beef liver in the freezer. I don't think I can eat that much liver in a week! I read that you're not supposed to refreeze raw food after thawing...so is it...
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    Poll: Looove eggs. When I was little I was such a picky...

    Looove eggs. When I was little I was such a picky eater, I would only eat the yolks.

    I sometimes get a bad reaction from eating eggs..just doesn't feel right in my stomach. It's worse with...
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    Thanks for the sympathy. It's a vicious cycle...

    Thanks for the sympathy. It's a vicious cycle because stress triggers the flares, which causes more stress...sigh.
    He avoids gluten & sugar like the plague. He loves fruit & nuts which is why he is...
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    No, I think he's just frustrated now 'cause he's...

    No, I think he's just frustrated now 'cause he's has IBD for several years and even in the few periods his docs said he was "in remission" he was still having moderate symptoms. As for the diet, he's...
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    My last period was heavier, but that tends to...

    My last period was heavier, but that tends to happen sometimes w/ my Hashimoto's. So Idk if it's the diet or a need to adjust my thyroid dose. Or both?
    I am not on birth control though.

    I hope PB...
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    Dealing w/ Crohn's/UC frustration

    So my husband has Crohn's (according to his current doc...previously it was diagnosed as UC). He's starting to get pessimistic about the whole dietary aspect. He's still planning to stay on...
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    I love cheese. I don't have it every day, and...

    I love cheese. I don't have it every day, and I've been mostly having raw milk cheddar. I have also been making 24-hour yogurt from (mostly grassfed) raw milk. I've been pasteurizing it before adding...
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    Some of your symptoms seem thyroid-related. It...

    Some of your symptoms seem thyroid-related. It might be a combination of issues.

    You should test reverse T3, thyroid antibodies & cortisol levels.
    Also, check out 5 thyroid patterns that won’t...
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    Do you have your thyroid numbers? Which thyroid...

    Do you have your thyroid numbers? Which thyroid tests did you get?
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    This. I like the convenience of one-pot meals....

    This. I like the convenience of one-pot meals.
    Or serve with brussels sprouts slathered with butter...that stuff fills me up more than bread ever did!
    Or mashed carrots/squash/cauliflower to pour...
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    The Ninja looks like a good deal. The key is to...

    The Ninja looks like a good deal. The key is to buy a processor that is the right size (not too big or too small) or it will be more annoying than useful. I don't know about the Ninja but with most...
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    Where I am in the USA Scharfen Berger is the only...

    Where I am in the USA Scharfen Berger is the only kind that you can often find in a store...

    Many of the small artisan brands are gluten-free (and tastier!) but unless you're near a high-end...
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    I'm a big fan of my 2 Wusthof knives, WS has an...

    I'm a big fan of my 2 Wusthof knives, WS has an 8" Chef's one for $120. I have a similar-looking 6" which although small is awesome. The 8" I have has a wider blade & WS doesn't seem to be carrying...
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    I find it really odd how pushy & defensive some...

    I find it really odd how pushy & defensive some people can get about grains and starches.
    When I didn't eat any non-starchy vegetables no one ever got nosy enough to express concern about my...
  18. I am ok with some veggies now but I didn't eat a...

    I am ok with some veggies now but I didn't eat a single veggie that was not a potato or yam until my mid-20s. Mix them up with stuff you like (ground meat, bacon, eggs, butter, herbs, cheese, etc.)....
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    Thanks for the tip!
  20. Thanks, I've also read about this elsewhere. He...

    Thanks, I've also read about this elsewhere. He loves his bacon so I am worried about the nitrates. I haven't convinced him to eat it less often...
  21. Find a Local Chapter...

    Find a Local Chapter

    Good luck. I don't remember how I found it here in GA but it's from a farm that has a dropoff delivery location near me. They have it labeled for pet consumption.
  22. Sugar-free nitrate-free bacon? Does it exist?

    My husband won't eat sugared bacon due to colitis, but all the nitrate-free bacon options have sugar in them. Is there a sugar-free nitrate-free brand I can order online or something? I can't seem to...
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    I stand corrected. I just meant it doesn't give...

    I stand corrected. I just meant it doesn't give the complete picture. Free T3 is the more direct measurement IIRC.
    Good endos can be a pain to find depending on where you live. Try looking into...
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    Total T3 means nothing. You should get FREE T3,...

    Total T3 means nothing. You should get FREE T3, reverse T3, & thyroid antibodies. (in addition to checking cortisol levels).
    Vitamin D would be good to check as well.
    If you are still eating any...
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    Extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and...

    Extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and sea salt is really yummy to me. Refreshing and easy.
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