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  • in reply to: Anyone with Pituitary and Thyroid issues? #10234
    Cherea BanikThychamp
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    Laura,

    I was on Armour for years and also had heart palpitations.  Mine aren’t dangerous.  I’ve had EKGs done and the palpitations come and go, but I have had periods where my heart rate was also up there even close to 120, usually when I wake up in the morning.  At those times I also had hypo symptoms.  I finally found that during those times my Reverse T3 was quite elevated.  Perhaps check with your doctor and see if he or she will check your reverse T3.  You can google Reverse T3 syndrome to see if any of your symptoms match up.  But I also recommend seeing a functional medicine dr.  Otherwise ordering the blood work won’t do any good since most docs don’t understand the proper ratios, etc.  They will only look at the range.  I work with Dr. Kenneth Woliner out of Boca Raton, FL.  He does phone consults and is extremely easy to work with.

    in reply to: Lesson Learned – ChikFilA #10052
    Cherea BanikThychamp
    Member

    I hear ya!  Today I had to travel out of town for work meetings and I knew they were having a taco bar at lunch.  I had taco meat, lettuce, cheese, salsa and onions.  I know the seasoning was prepackaged and had several things including gluten, that I am not supposed to eat.  I didn’t pack my own lunch because I planned on taking my Max Digest with me (since this meal would be an exception to my diet) and then I forgot it!  I feel fine, but I did also have two non-dairy creamers in my coffee today since they did not have any healthy sweeteners in their office for coffee. (I normally use agave).  I can’t drink it black, but I get terrible acne from those creamers.

     

    They are supposed to be non-dairy–what’s in those things, anyway?

    in reply to: Anyone with Pituitary and Thyroid issues? #10045
    Cherea BanikThychamp
    Member

    I just realized I may have referenced the wrong video.  There is also a video called Gluten and Hormone Balance.  I’ve seen them all so I get them a little confused. :)

    in reply to: Anyone with Pituitary and Thyroid issues? #10044
    Cherea BanikThychamp
    Member

    I recommend watching Dr. O’s tutorials.  I also have thyroid disease.  I have not been diagnosed with any primary pituitary issues, but check out the video “Exercise for the Gluten Intolerant.”  Dr. Osborne explains in that video how gluten is a known hormone disruptor.  This would apply to both thyroid and pituitary hormones as well as any other hormone, especially since hormones are produced by our endocrine system anyway.  

     

    I have been grain free since May 2012 and I have not had a change in my thyroid status, but Dr. Osborne explained that it can take 18 months to 3 years to put an autoimmune disease in remission, so I’m just plugging away a day at a time.

    I did have my doctor prescribe compounded thyroid hormone without corn, and along with that came thyroid hormone without cellulose, and that means the binding agent is not there and I feel much better on the compounded thyroid.  I don’t know if or what kind of thyroid hormone you take but in the meantime while you are trying to heal, research options on thyroid meds if you haven’t already.  There is night and day difference between some of them. 

    in reply to: hot dogs #10043
    Cherea BanikThychamp
    Member

    McDonald’s lattes?  I wouldn’t trust anything that comes from McDonalds.  You can check out the ingredients in their foods at nutrition.mcdonalds.com.  I looked up the sugar free vanilla latte and the ingredients are whole milk, espresso and sugar free vanilla syrup.  The question is in what the syrup contains.  A lot of those have fillers/thickeners like modified corn starch, dextrose, etc. 

     

    Chocolate doesn’t automatically have gluten.  It depends on where the chocolate comes from and again if it has corn starches/dextrose or high fructose corn syrup, etc in it.  There are several sources of true grain free chocolate online.

    Are your sensitivities perhaps delayed allergies that can be eliminated under the right conditions?  I have 13 delayed allergies, including sugar cane, and I’m doing 6 months without the allergenic foods/environmental allergies, while sticking to a grain free diet.  The idea is to heal so that my allergies will go away since the lymphocytes that react have a six month life span.

     

    All the best to you!

    in reply to: Gluten Free Vitamins #10001
    Cherea BanikThychamp
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    Agreed, also it’s important to have a Spectracell test done to find out what you are deficient in. I also have your symptoms minus the high cholesterol and I found I am deficient in Vit D, B12, B6 and borderline deficient in several others. Dr. Osborne put me on supplements that are grain free, dairy, soy, egg, fish free and also whole food or from plants, etc that are absorbable and also in the form that your body can use (Vitamin D3, sublingual B12, etc). Even with all my deficiencies I’m taking half of the supplements I was on before when I just took all the recommended stuff. I’m not deficient in selenium but I was taking it before because it’s good for thyroid patients. One less thing to supplement with.

    in reply to: Being double charged #9991
    Cherea BanikThychamp
    Member

    Greg,

    I had a couple of questions regarding charges in the beginning and I sent an email via the contact us page. They were very good about getting back to me. Also, if you are not already aware, Dr. Osborne does phone consults for those who are not in the Sugarland area. I have been working with him the last few months and it has been incredibly helpful. I think I had to go to the Town Center Wellness page and click “Become a Patient”. It was pretty seamless.

    All the best to you on your gluten free endeavor! This stuff really does work.

    God Bless

    in reply to: My husband and I are trying to go gluten free #9988
    Cherea BanikThychamp
    Member

    It definitely will encourage you! The videos are great. All the best to you as you begin this. It can be quite an exciting adventure especially once you start feeling great!

    in reply to: New member looking for RETAIL grain free bread #9986
    Cherea BanikThychamp
    Member

    You can also try paleo bread. Go to www paleobread com. I typed it that way so you could make out the web address since the forum doesn’t recognize links.

    in reply to: Exercise Protocol/Gluten Free Fit Member? #9982
    Cherea BanikThychamp
    Member

    Links don’t appear on the forum for some reason. Can you tell me where on the site it is located? Is the Gluten Free Fit Member the same thing as the 10 minute exercise protocol?

    in reply to: Watershield All Home Water Filter #9971
    Cherea BanikThychamp
    Member

    Maybe I should call them. I don’t get a response when I email them. But I do love their site. I also use their toothpaste, Himalayan salt, etc. I don’t take the supplements because I’m allergic to some of the stuff they use (not because it’s bad but just because I have the wrong allergies. :))

    in reply to: Watershield All Home Water Filter #9969
    Cherea BanikThychamp
    Member

    I also love Dr. Mercola. He was the first one that I heard talk about a whole home water filtration system. I’d have to check the price and also make sure it is four-stage like Dr. Osborne says. I also wait for the holiday deals on his website. 🙂 Have you ordered anything else from his site?

    in reply to: Hello! Newbie here :) #9964
    Cherea BanikThychamp
    Member

    I have to agree that the better toothpastes are more fun and taste better anyway. 🙂 I have a toothpaste from Dr. Mercola’s website that is supposed to be free of all the bad stuff, although I trust Dr O on the subject more than anyone else. The Natural Mint Toothpaste from his site has:

    Calcium carbonate
    Xylitol
    Organic aloe vera juice
    Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
    Essential oil blend ((peppermint, eucalyptus, cardamom, anise)
    Natural sodium lauroyl lactylate (from coconut oil and vegetable lactic acid)
    Organic tapioca starch
    Carageenan (from red seaweed extract) – Dr. Mercola preaches against msg so I assume this carageenan wouldn’t have it?
    Stevia leaf extract
    Licorice root extract
    Tea tree oil
    Tulsi oil

    Does anyone know if any of these are bad ingredients? If so, I might also have to check with Town Center Wellness.

    in reply to: Need a Meatloaf Recipe I’m New here #9963
    Cherea BanikThychamp
    Member

    I second that suggestion. I also found Elena’s cookbooks and here recipes are beautiful and so far very good. You can get her Almond Flour cookbook on Amazon for about $9! She also has a gluten-free cupcakes book that uses almond and coconut flour. Her main almond flour cookbook has resources in the front about the ingredients she uses and where you can find them. I tried her almond flour pancakes and they were very good.

    in reply to: What is your reaction to gluten like? #9958
    Cherea BanikThychamp
    Member

    I have both genes for celiac disease. I actually don’t have any noticeable reactions to gluten. If I eat breads and sugars I feel like I ate sludge and I drag all day. But I don’t have any stomach pain or nausea. In fact I don’t have any immediate reaction to any food. I do have gluten intolerance and 13 delayed allergies. Tough for me because I can’t tell if I’m reacting to a food. It just happens later on when I’m not looking–whatever the reaction is.

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