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    Semi-retired psychologist. Just launched blog at...

    Semi-retired psychologist. Just launched blog at thespiritualmind-holly.blogspot.com/ if anybody is interested. It is about spirituality and psychology/psychotherapy.
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    Our partners tend to be threatened by change...

    Our partners tend to be threatened by change because they are afraid we're going to leave them behind (we are, too!). As others have said, honesty and kindness go a long way.
  3. Thread: gals over 50?

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    Holly, what you wrote about getting your first...

    Holly, what you wrote about getting your first urinary and yeast infections in decades...from my research this is often related to a drop in systemic estradiol, and your estradiol level could have...
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    Latecomer to thread -- 63 yrs. old, primal since...

    Latecomer to thread -- 63 yrs. old, primal since July. All went well (inches lost, if not too many pounds) till October when my body dried out and I got the first yeast and urinary tract infections...
  5. After about 4 months of primal, my body dried out...

    After about 4 months of primal, my body dried out both inside and out and all kinds of problems showed up, including painfully dry skin. Turns out I was too low in carbs. Tweaking PB with a few...
  6. +1 on the starchy vegetables. I got too low on...

    +1 on the starchy vegetables. I got too low on carbs (glucose, not fructose) and my energy tanked.
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    Have not read this, but the deeply disturbing The...

    Have not read this, but the deeply disturbing The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith is a worthwhile counterpoint.
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    worse before better?

    I've seen this concept come up a lot on this list and would like to understand it better. Have been primal since early July and in the last 6 weeks or so have had rosacea/cold sore break-outs,...
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    My diet is pretty good except for a small amount...

    My diet is pretty good except for a small amount of dairy. I'm feeling better because the process has run its course, I think. I want to credit Stone Age Queen for pointing me in this direction. ...
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    I'm a female and one of the symptoms I was...

    I'm a female and one of the symptoms I was dealing with (after 10 weeks of PB) was a vaginal yeast infection -- the first one in decades. Also itching skin, face break-out, heavy fatigue and upset...
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    I recently posted of similar problems after 10...

    I recently posted of similar problems after 10 weeks (even though I got through lo-carb flu after 3 or 4). Somebody, thankfully, suggested that this was owing to candida die-off and I think she was...
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    Yes, thank you, I wondered if die-off might be...

    Yes, thank you, I wondered if die-off might be happening since so many symptoms showed up at once. Maybe the extra support of the enzymes helped to clear out more stuff.
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    10-week carb flu?

    I've been rolling along nicely on Primal since July and the last few days I feel like the wheels have come off. I'm tired, itchy, skin is broken out, and I feel like I'm getting the first yeast...
  14. Thread: Longevity

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    Maternal aunt 98, cousin 97 -- both flirty,...

    Maternal aunt 98, cousin 97 -- both flirty, showed off their legs, liked to travel and were sharp to the end. Ditto my paternal grandmother 100, and father 94 (Dad didn't show off his legs, though)....
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    Happily, I'm old enough to be experiencing...

    Happily, I'm old enough to be experiencing "postmenopausal zest," as Margaret Mead wrote :). Do not despair, Cillikat, my estrogen remained high years into perimenopause. What caused the symptoms...
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    My blood pressure has dropped so that my meds may...

    My blood pressure has dropped so that my meds may soon be too strong -- I'm around 106/63 now. I understand that keeping your insulin from spiking can lower blood pressure. PB is fabulous for an...
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    If you are susceptible to migraine, fasting can...

    If you are susceptible to migraine, fasting can be a trigger. When blood sugar gets too low, your adrenal system kicks in to remedy this, triggering headache in some people. This is why lo-carb...
  18. Thread: Taichi??

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    My teacher here in New Mexico taught us a bagua...

    My teacher here in New Mexico taught us a bagua form some years ago that I still love. I understand that masters often treat bagua as an improvisational art, like jazz, even when practicing forms. ...
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    I haven't read Jacques' recommendation -- think...

    I haven't read Jacques' recommendation -- think I'll get it myself! A classic on tai chi is The Tao of Tai-Chi Chuan by Jou Tsung Hwa, but it can be a little obscure. I would look for a book that...
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    I've been practicing tai chi for almost 20 years....

    I've been practicing tai chi for almost 20 years. I am still challenged physically, intellectually and spiritually every time I do a form. Yang style is most commonly taught, but lately I have been...
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    new David Abram book

    For those of you who loved The Spell of the Sensuous (as I did) David Abram has just published Becoming Animal; An Earthly Cosmology (Pantheon). I started it last night and am reminded what a...
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    After being primal about a month, I allowed...

    After being primal about a month, I allowed myself bread and dessert while on vacation for a week. By the end of that week I was flu-ish with aches, a cough and congestion -- plus I'd gotten really...
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    my husband's numbers

    My husband and I have been primal for a little over 2 months. He is at the lowest weight since I met him 15 years ago and today his cholesterol came back under 200, also the lowest in memory. He is...
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    My husband is too ADD to read much non-fiction. ...

    My husband is too ADD to read much non-fiction. But he trusts me to keep him healthy, although he won't give up his daily oatmeal. Also, PB is pretty much how we ate growing up in the 50s --...
  25. Thread: Diarrhea

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    Is the diet rite a new choice? Artificial...

    Is the diet rite a new choice? Artificial sweeteners can give people watery stools.
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