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    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/a...pe2/index.html only I wouldn't bother with the staples. Sorry would this be considered corrupting you?

    It is very hard at this time of year, for me to totally forgo fruit. I just make sure it is seasonal and local, and just enjoy it, let go of the guilt and move on. If you have to do popcorn, do you pop it in oil (the old fashioned way), and maybe you can sprinkle it with grated cheese (can't remember if you do cheese or not), or mix it with crisp bacon bits, sprinkle the whole thing with a bit of ghee, work for balance maybe?
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    Fruit, fruit, fruit. I've decided that it's summer and I'm going to enjoy it seasonally. Watermelon, cherries, etc. If that's the worse thing I'm eating, well, then I'm doing pretty good.

    I also don't think popcorn is the end of the world...if you're making it yourself and being mindful of how much you're eating. If the rest of your day is solid, then a little popcorn won't be that bad (unless, it's causing a lot of joint pain, in which case you may want to switch to homemade jerky or veggie chips, etc.).
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    I know I am not helping you at all, but the other day DD made a marinade for watermelon...she took a small seedless one and put it into about a cup of fresh squeezed lime juice that she had grated fresh ginger into. Amazing.
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    Thank for the tips and suggestions. I am not going to worry about losing weight.. just eating clean. I am not off to a great start today but what I do from NOW on is what counts, right? I got the grocery flyer and cherries are on sale..oh my.. as well as other of my favorite summer fruit. The other day for dinner I had some cheddar cheese and an apple and thought I was in heaven.

    Allergies: ugh.. this nasal steroid I am on has things draining and my voice is raw and scratchy. The cough and chest congestion is mild but annoying all the same. 2 weeks until I go back to the allergy doctor. The dentist appointment on Monday went well but the jaws hurt. This is due to sinuses.. a vicious circle. According tot he dentist, one the sinus issue is clear, the TMG issue will improve.

    Today for dinner I think I am going to do bbq chicken on the grill. Who is coming for dinner?? LOL
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    Me! any time I can go where someone is cooking the good stuff!

    Hey, I read an article about xylitol solution sprayed into the nose helping with sinus issues.

    Here is a 'recipe'...How to Make Your Own Xylitol Nasal Spray | eHow.com

    and where you can get glass/reusable bottles...Nasal Spray Pumps Applicators

    DD's ENT mentioned it, but didn't go into details (she is having some weird lymph node issues), but I am going to have DH ask his doc next time he goes. He is currently doing a daily saline flush, but I am seeing bits and pieces about that being drying but not in a good way.
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    I am not currently doing a saline flush but I have had lymph node issues in the past. The lymph nodes are all over the body and I have had infections in them a few times, NOT fun.
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    The xylitol is not a flush but a mist, more like Flonase than a neti pot. She is just having a problem in the set in her throat (actually basically just one side). No cancer or growths, but they are watching it.
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    Just found this while doing research for my DD, thought you might be interested....

    "Ear and sinus infections. Another substance that has similar abilities is xylitol ("zye-lit-all"). Xylitol is a natural substance, like all of the sugars studied by glycobiology. It looks and tastes like the sugar we are most familiar with, sucrose (or table sugar). We make xylitol in our bodies every day, but it is also found in plums and can be made from wood and wheat grass.

    One study found that a solution containing 5 percent xylitol blocks the ability of more than half of all harmful bacteria to "stick" to the tissues inside the back of the nose. As with D-mannose, the bacteria are prevented from infecting us without being actually killed.Dr. Lon Jones, a physician in Texas, pioneered the use of intranasal xylitol in his medical practice. I've spoken to Dr. Jones, and he tells me that his experience has been a 93 percent reduction in ear and sinus infections when the inside of the nose is sprayed regularly with the xylitol solution. Not only does the xylitol appear to "unstick" the bacteria that adhere to the cells lining the nose and sinuses but also stimulates the body's normal defensive drainage in the back of the nose (where the bacteria causing these conditions usually live).

    Dr. Jones points out that his patients' biggest problem with the success of the xylitol spray is that they experience such dramatic relief that they forget to continue using it! Unfortunately, this results in a recurrence of the original problems. Although it's too early to say for certain and more research needs to be done, Dr. Jones believes that regular, long-term, xylitol use will change the nature and behavior of the bacteria inside the nose and sinuses, resulting in significantly fewer infections in the long run. Current preliminary research on xylitol's ability to change oral bacteria gives us reason to beleive that Dr. Jones is correct.

    Allergic reactions and asthma. In addition to stimu-lating nasal drainage, xylitol spray also removes other pollutants that trigger allergic reactions and consequent asthma attacks. (Asthma can be triggered by infection in the back of the nose and sinuses, other upper respiratory infection, chronic sinus problems, and allergies.)

    Dr. Jones' patients control their asthma simply by rinsing away pollutants from the back of the nose on a regular basis. Dr. Jones says that for many of his patients no other asthma medications are needed. This unique nasal spray is available as a product called Xlear (pronounced Klear). Xlear may be available at your own natural food store or compounding pharmacy. It is also available from the Tahoma Clinic Dispensary. To read more from Dr. Jones, visit his web page at Nasal-Xylitol.com. He also writes a column for various newspapers called "Commonsense Medicine." You can read the archives of these columns by visiting Commonsensemedicine.org. "


    I am pretty sure you can still do this with the "recipe" I put up above, but worth asking your doc about!
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    Thanks Chris for the info. I plan on asking the allergy doc about it when i go back next week. Its a good thing that communication for this site is typing based.. my raspy voice could not hold out if I had to talk. LOL

    It seems like I have not accomplished much on my to-do before school starts list. I am shampooing all the carpet at my house as well as the upultstry (sp). I also want to scrub the kictchen real good. In fact, I need to pull out the fridge because EWW.. has NO ONE EVER CLEANED THERE BEFORE?? My OCD cleaning has kicked in, can you tell? I also need to make another appointment because I think my prozac needs to be increased. Eating a bit better.. though, I admit to sampling the crust of Lily's grilled cheese (she does not eat crust).
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    OMG I was just thinking about you.

    that is how I clean. I will go like a mad woman vacuuming ceilings and walls, pulling out the furniture, polishing everything, doing the floors on my hands and knees, then not touch the room again for a long time. Our house is actually too big, 13 rooms if you count the bathrooms and basement, so I do about one of those cleanings a week (ok I don't do the kids rooms, and the kitchen gets done every week, so 10 rooms). Which means the living room gets cleaned about every 2 1/2 months. Drives Dh crazy. He would much rather the spaces were neat than clean. For me if the table is clean I don't care if there is a book on it. He wants to see nothing on the counters tables and shelves.

    Hope the xylitol (or something) helps, I am actually thinking I am going to start it because I have some drainage at night. I have to get a bottle to use though. I will get around to it.
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