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I noticed that my original post omitted my website address. The website is Benefit Your Life.July 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm in reply to: When will you post again? A little something to get you thinking. #9955
Also check out My New Roots on Facebook. There are many specialized recipes on that page and many are paleo, gluten free, etc. Not every recipe is doable but it is definitely a great resource. There is an amazing-looking gluten and dairy free cheesecake that I want to try. It uses coconut oil, nuts and medjool dates and fruit. It’s layered and beautiful! My friends tried it and said they like it even better than regular cheesecake!
Thanks so much Jackie, your post is such a breath of fresh air! It’s nice to find someone with similar problems as me. We do seem a lot alike. 🙂 I wonder if we have the same blood type too? I’m O-. I have read that O blood types are more prone to thyroid issues. Don’t know if that’s true or not but I have found similarities with other O type people before. Yeah if you are that cold all the time, your thyroid is not working at optimal level that’s for sure. Doesn’t have to mean you need lifelong medicine; with Dr.s like Dr. O it seems like it can be avoided with proper treatment at the root of the problem. For me I’ve taken it for so long I don’t know that I have much choice now, but that’s okay. It’s the 20 other supplements that overwhelm me.
I take a heaping tablespoon of the red maca powder every day in apple cider or water, if I have no cider in the house. I think it tastes like nicotine smells. I’ll try what you said, I do have both almond and coconut milk in the house. The results from that are sporadic. The very first day I took it my libido took off for the rest of the day. But then the days following are up and down. Some days I don’t feel different, and other days I feel spunky again. So I can tell overall it helps. I also thought I noticed small, very subtle changes in my mood and stamina. I found myself folding two baskets of laundry without even thinking about it. I just did it. I didn’t have to see the task, think about the task, move toward the task, and execute the task. I just did it. But subtle. I didn’t feel like going for a run–no energy to ‘burn,” but I didn’t drag either. I read online that it’s good to give yourself a break from maca either for a week out of the month, or a day out of the week, etc. That’s not hard for me cause I forget enough to take care of that without trying. One site said don’t take more than three teaspoons a day, but I’ve never gotten a formal professional opinion.
Thanks for the recommended resources! I have always liked Standard Process but I really do think I need to switch if I’m going to give this thing a real shot. Everything for me is a subtle, long term thing too where results are concerned. But I guess I’m very thankful that I don’t have severe gut damage anyway–at least not that interrupts my life. But yeah I’m jealous too! How come I don’t feel better after three days? 🙂 I’ve gone three months thinking I don’t feel that different. But I’ve been getting gluten from other sources all along too. The sooner we stop the damage the better off we’ll be.
Thanks again, your post was very encouraging! 🙂
Wow, thank you! I did see the video testimonials, and I wondered what my improvement can look like since I’ve been on thyroid hormone replacement for 13 years. I figure that even on a gluten free diet I likely may have to stay on it since I’ve had this for so long.
I do take selenium and it has helped lower my antibodies significantly. (from 1300 down to 186 on the peroxidase) I just last week started taking prolamine iodine, and yes my doctor found me deficient in magnesium, vitamin D, B12, ferritin, CoQ10, DHEA and testosterone and my nutritionist (homeopathic practitioner) said I’m deficient in Calcium as well. So I take all of those supplements right now, (except DHEA and test) plus adrenal support, B6 niacinimide, a heart supplement, vitamin F to help absorb the Vitamin D3, a multivitamin, a natural anti-fungal, two homeopathics for organ and emotional support and another for lymphatic drainage, digestive enzymes, maca powder for libido and endocrine support, and Terrain Factor with electrolytes and angstrom minerals to get water into my cells. It’s a lot of stuff. (Plus my thyroid medicine.) I do fine for a while with few supplements. After about 1-3 years, (it varies) I end up with everything in the tank again, and I go back to my homeopathic practitioner (who does bioenergy balancing) and I go through a few rounds of supplements and homeopathics like I am right now, then I do good for a while again, etc. So I’m wondering how the heck can I get off the natural merry-go-round too? Cause it’s really expensive and very stressful to schedule my day around when to take what supplement, on an empty or full stomach, apart from or with other supplements, etc, especially when I’m taking 20 things. Right now it costs me about $400 a month in addition to my medical expenses from my doctor who doesn’t accept insurance either.
My husband and I are hoping that a grain free diet can be the answer to all my deficiencies so I don’t have to take all of these supplements. We want to know what the root is of all of these problems. Gluten makes the most sense and I love the video seminars. But what I’m discouraged about, is why don’t I feel much difference on a gluten free diet over three months? I wish it could be where I had pain or weight or bathroom problems that I could measure in the short term but I don’t, so it’s hard to know what is helping because I don’t have short term symptoms. I was hoping for my libido to respond but it is just stuck in low gear, and so are my ovaries which consistently cause me pain just on one side every month. I have the genes for celiac disease but I have no major intestinal issues, so it seems weird that my gluten genes are the ones for celiac but I have every symptom EXCEPT intestinal ones. Of course I realize I could still have damage and not feel it.
Does anyone know about how Standard Process supplements rate in terms of gluten sensitivity? I have always done well on their supplements, but I just recently thought about how they are not gluten free. The one thing that has never responded to anything is my libido. Unless I supplement with DHEA (and then I get more acne) or maca powder (which tastes awful). So I don’t know if I should take those because I seem to respond to them, or stop taking them because they are not gluten free, and if I do that, what do I take in place of all that stuff? I love Standard Process because their supplements are whole-food.
Is it really possible to go from being deficient in everything, to getting enough vitamins from a healthy first, grain free diet? My body seems to be so bogged down in general, and you wouldn’t know it to look at me except for my skin, it just shows up in all the subtle ways. I guess I’m hoping that a gluten free diet really can be powerful enough to improve my libido, increase fertility and decrease my likelihood of postpartum depression (I’m scared to death of getting that–I have no kids yet), increase my muscle tone (I look a tad bit like Gumbi with hips), increase my color, stop my RT3 cycles (they are crazy scary to go through) and give me energy for the mornings. How long can it take to see those kinds of results?
So very sorry this got so long–maybe I’ll have to fly down to Town Center Wellness!March 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm in reply to: This site is taking forever to load now, anyone else having this issue? #9800
I have had the same issue. I’m glad someone posted about it. Hopefully the website people can figure out the problem soon. I love this site.