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    I'm with the others in that the occasional (once...

    I'm with the others in that the occasional (once a month or so) treat isn't a big deal - whether using nut butters or coconut butter. More than that though is probably not great. That being said, I...
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    What other symptoms do you have? Adrenal issues...

    What other symptoms do you have? Adrenal issues can cause skin darkening - but I'd hope that an endo would have picked up on that...
  3. I thaw all of my meat on the counter - wouldn't...

    I thaw all of my meat on the counter - wouldn't think twice of cooking/eating the steak. We don't eat any CAFO meat - all of our meat is from a local pasture raised farm that has their own butcher...
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    My kids actually hate those pancakes (they don't...

    My kids actually hate those pancakes (they don't really like any pancakes actually, but they hate those ones the most).

    I'm not prepared to keep cereal on hand - sleepovers are usually a spur of...
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    Feeding other people's kids b'fast?

    Sleepovers are a big thing these days with my 8 year old DD. However, I always struggle with b'fast the next morning. My kids are perfectly happy with meat and veggies, eggs, plain yogourt and...
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    Resistant starch is what got me sleeping through...

    Resistant starch is what got me sleeping through the night finally,
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    The adrenal glands produce a hormone called...

    The adrenal glands produce a hormone called aldosterone that regulates salt balance in the cell. A person with primary adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease) will lose salt very easily (and often...
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    Do you ever order meat from Cool Springs? They...

    Do you ever order meat from Cool Springs? They make a really good b'fast sausage that is completely free of junk. They deliver to a good part of Sk (2nd Sat to the south, 4th Sat. to central). I...
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    As others have said - if it isn't in the house...

    As others have said - if it isn't in the house then you can't eat it.

    My transition took nearly a year (a had a few very bad health related set-backs), and then nearly another year of eating...
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    I buy baby kale b/c I'm too lazy to remove the...

    I buy baby kale b/c I'm too lazy to remove the stems and cut the leaves. This way I just dump the container in my colander, quickly rinse and then throw in the frying pan with some butter and sauté...
  11. I love my Soft Star Phoenix boots. Yup - they...

    I love my Soft Star Phoenix boots. Yup - they are expensive, however, this is my fourth winter with the same pair so worth the $$ IMO. They are lined with sheepskin and keep my feet toasty warm...
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    This is the big problem - we don't need *food...

    This is the big problem - we don't need *food makers*. Real food shouldn't be made!



    As long as we continue to make food and people continue to eat it, it's going to be a problem.

    Gah!
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    Soft Star shoes has a few different styles. ...

    Soft Star shoes has a few different styles.

    Soft Star Shoes - Black Adult Rogue | Soft Star Shoes
    Soft Star Shoes - Black Adult Ballet Flat | Soft Star Shoes

    I think these could also be...
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    Yup. The place we buy from stocks extra lean b/c...

    Yup. The place we buy from stocks extra lean b/c that is what CW ha trained most people to want. When I buy
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    You actually have no idea what I have and have...

    You actually have no idea what I have and have not tried. I spent two years after my diagnosis not believing that it couldn't be cured and trying everything imaginable diet wise to *cure* myself. ...
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    Are you an endocrinologist? Do you have some...

    Are you an endocrinologist? Do you have some case studies to show me of people that have successfully healed Addison's disease by following such dietary advice? If so, I'd love to see it. If not,...
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    Nope. I started primal as a result of worsening...

    Nope. I started primal as a result of worsening health over a period of over a year. Primal slowed down the worsening of symptoms, but didn't stop/reverse them.
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    Just ask to have your DHEA tested. If you are in...

    Just ask to have your DHEA tested. If you are in the US you should be able to find DHEA as a supplement if your Dr. won't rx it. I just had a Mirena IUD taken out a few months ago - it had hormones...
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    Autoimmunity that DESTROYS part of the adrenal...

    Autoimmunity that DESTROYS part of the adrenal glands. Once that part is gone there is no reversal possible - nothing I do will make my body produce cortisol on its own again. Diet helps control...
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    I used to have issues with low body temp. This...

    I used to have issues with low body temp. This spring I introduced RS into my diet (cold cooked potatoes and rice), and this summer I noticed that my body temp has risen and is in a normal range -...
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    No - let me assure you. My Addison's disease can...

    No - let me assure you. My Addison's disease can NOT be reversed by changing my diet. My symptoms are very well controlled by diet, but they aren't cured. Once the adrenal glands are destroyed...
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    I don't have adrenal fatigue - I have Addison's...

    I don't have adrenal fatigue - I have Addison's disease - my adrenal glands don't work at all so there really isn't any recovery. I take replacement hormones (hydrocortisone, fludrocortisone and...
  23. I store mine in the fridge in mason jars - I...

    I store mine in the fridge in mason jars - I always put it in the jars hot out of the crockpot and it has kept upwards of 2 weeks (although it rarely lasts that long).
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    I think your issue is hormonal - it specifically...

    I think your issue is hormonal - it specifically sounds like your adrenal glands could be the issue - were cortisol levels ever checked by the endo? The gaining weight around your hips and abdomen...
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    Did you end up with a diagnosis of Addison's?

    Did you end up with a diagnosis of Addison's?
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