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Why I Haven't Included Information About Rashes

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Tue, 05/10/2005 - 8:10am.

I'm always looking for new resources that talk about different symptoms and how to treat them. I realized today that I haven't put anything on here about rashes. There's a reason for that.

I don't get rashes. I'll get a welt-like rash on my face if I have really screwed up, but it is very rare. I've also found nothing makes it go away but time (2 days). I sometimes get eczema on my arms, but that's only if I come into contact with a skin irritant.

 

Before You Reach for Another Bowl of Yogurt

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Sat, 05/07/2005 - 8:41am.

All hail yogurt! Easily digested! Filled with Good flora! Good for everyone!

Well, not quite.

Any of you find that yogurt or kefir - be it homemade, goat milk based or cow milk based - gives you a stomach ache?

At the start of your journey, it may be wise to skip yogurt or kefir. Your gut might not be ready for it. In some people, it can cause bloating, stomach aches, and even rashes. Or, your food intolerances may be so bad, you've developed an intolerance to acidophilus.

On his website Health-Truth.com, Michael Biamonte, C.C.N. says:

 

Forget the cure, I'd just love a proper diagnosis

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Fri, 05/06/2005 - 11:25pm.

I've spent my life dealing with different ailments. Joint pain, fatigue, constipation, bloating, tendonitis, whatever.

I've had many tests done, and I always come back borderline or "perfectly fine". The thyroid is low, but not low enough. Joint pain, but nothing that reads on scans or xrays. "Maybe sacroilitis, but it's very improbable". And when I was a child "It sounds like arthritis, but the odds of someone so young having it is very unlikely".

 

Why it's worth not using any sweetners the first month

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Fri, 05/06/2005 - 11:20pm.

Having nothing sweet at all the first month sucks. BUT if you are able to do it, you'll find that your tastebuds will adjust. Slowly, the foods you are eating will have new flavours. That plain yogurt loses that bitter taste. And when you add in fruit back to your diet, it's sweet enough to stand on its own.

I find after the first 2 months, blueberries and yogurt are suddenly enough to soothe a sugar craving.

Something to think about.

 

Things My Doctor Said That Makes Me Like Him

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Sat, 04/30/2005 - 8:46pm.

Generally speaking, I dislike doctors. I have a past experience with them that would dictate such a distaste. But today my doctor, whom I like more and more with each year I visit him, said things that made me appreciate him despite this prejudice.

(I'm quoting as closely as I can from what he said to me):

1. When asked about information found online about a particular prescription medication:

 

Information on the Internet

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Thu, 04/28/2005 - 11:49am.

My rant for the day:

All good information on the internet should be free.

Period.

I don't care what it's about. Health, taxes, real estate listings, basic website templates, whatever. It should be free and accessible.

Yes, getting people to sign in to your site is fine. It helps to keep out spam and bots and all those annoying web nasties. But I should be able to access the INFO for free.

 

Vodka

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Mon, 04/25/2005 - 5:40pm.

I miss having an alcoholic beverage. Not everyday. Now and then. Especially if I am at someone's house for the evening, and everyone has their martini glass except for me.

Alcohol is a yeast-feeder. Period. No getting around it.
Many people with other digestive conditions also have problems with alcohol. It's just not a good thing.

But...

If you are going to have a drink, try to reach for some vodka. 100% potato based (NO GRAINS), thoroughly distilled vodka. You may have to do some research to find out the exact ingredients and distilling process, but it's worth the search.

 

Specialists Not So Special

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Sat, 04/23/2005 - 3:00pm.

We wait months sometimes to see a specialist. Meanwhile, we get more sick and feel more isolated. Finally the day comes when we get to see the person who knows how to help us. And what often happens?

They rush you through your symptoms, give you little feedback, treat you like you are making things up, dismiss what you think is important and end up handing you a prescription as they shuffle you out of the office.

Great. The most I learned during my visit was a nice recipe for braised beef that I read about in a magazine out in the waiting room.

 

Opening Day: A Blog About the Launch of This Website

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Thu, 04/21/2005 - 4:53pm.

Have you ever spent a lot of time planning for a party? You sit down and brainstorm menu ideas, buy decorations that take forever to put up, make food, even think of topics of interest to stir up conversation in case the room goes silent. Making a website is similar.

I've spent a good month planning and putting together this website. I went out and found the best links I could, I tried to make sure I had "something for everyone", I sweated over the details of code, and tried to create a welcoming atmosphere. Then I "sent out the invitations" by telling people it exists.

 

Test Driving Xylitol

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Thu, 04/21/2005 - 3:39pm.

Ok. So I'm playing guinea pig at the moment. I've been strict on the diet for a while, and I wanted to see what all the hype is about this product.

The first thing I learned is that it is EXPENSIVE. I paid $12.00 Canadian for a bag of it. But, like many of you, I'm willing to spend whatever on something if it actually works.

The second thing I learned is that it tasted really good, which of course set off alarm bells.