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Personally, I believe it is more important to ADD nutrients to optimize detox pathways, (while binding your mercury and keeping adequate calories to prevent rapid weight loss) than to get to "baseline". BTDT with the rapid weight loss. We went on TED for almost 2 weeks in March and everything started falling off me.
BR>Also, his reactions could be die-off, cause certainly he has mercury and candida issues alongside yours. (we're in the same boat here, sorry.)
Sorry for the rookie question, but what's "die off"?
I'd be concerned with the amount of rice you are consuming. It is high in arsenic and often causes a sensitization due to large exposures. Generally, an allergen doesn't cause an issue until the second and subsequent exposures. I would not expect a reaction from first trials. Consider buckwheat or grain-free as alternatives.
Oh dear, no rice? So, cut back on rice or cut it out totally? I did feel that the amount we were taking in was too much, but I don't know what to eat/drink. Noodles are so key for a toddler, as is rice milk (think cereal). I like almost anything that's good for me, but I just can't handle buckwheat. Any recipes to make it palatable would be so appreciated.
Personally, I'd add the sauerkraut juice for both and LIVER and green juices. I'd just start adding a gut healing measure each week and focus on ADDing nutrients. Hives, I worry about. But, red cheeks, I'd ignore, unless it occurs within 2 hours of exposure.
Just to be clear, theses are red spots around the mouth, about dime-sized and warm to the touch, and always immediately after eating an offending food. I don't think they're hives because they don't become raised (although he does sometimes have very small hives around his neck and ears, but usually not around meal times). Does that change anything about your concern over these reactions?
Check, I doubt your vit C is corn-free. Does it have citric acid? I don't believe that CS ever found a corn-free vit C. Maybe she did. But, it is hard to avoid corn in supplements.
I use Twin Labs, and he seems to do ok with it when I give it directly to him. It's just the taste he has trouble with. How much for a 25 lb kiddo?
Do the Epsom salt baths, molybdenum and dark leafy greens- smoothies are great.
Are you doing vit c yourself? And selenium? Two Brazil nuts a day. What about kelp? These all help to bind mercury excretion.
Oh, and I was once taking the same Vit C in high doses, along with elevated doses of B6 (for mood), but my milk supply plumetted. I read in this awesome book http://www.mother-food.com/ that Vit C and B6 can sometimes be the culprits. Because he was still almost exclusively BFing at the time, I couldn't do that. Now I can take the Vit C again, but it's probably going to make my milk dry up almost entirely . . . :-( What's selenium? We do ES baths a lot, and I love leafy greens. Brazil nuts . . . gonna have to find a few to test it out.
Consider Evening Primrose Oil for moods, along with magnesium (bone broths are great) and Food Folate!!
Yay, EPO has become my new best friend! Postpartum periods = more cramps than ever before, and EPO has helped sooooo much.
Green smoothies would be great for energy and mood balance, ime.
Have you considered classical homeopathy?
I'd definitely do homeopathy. We're going to see a CST tomorrow, and possible a naturopath in a couple weeks. Any idea how to find a good homeopathic in Vermont?
*I* would add 1 teaspoon of homemade RAW goat's milk (or possibly raw cow dairy) kefir daily, unless IgE to dairy.
Eek, no IgE that I know of, but red ring, diarrhea and uber fussiness followed our last attempt at goat's milk (yogurt).
Or water kefir immediately. No kombucha for either of you until a year or so down the road, imo. And give to baby first. But, not you while you are nursing. What probiotics are you doing?
I would LOVE to start kifer water, cannot wait! Probiotics are from GI Pro Health. He's on the infant one, I'm on G x12 or something like that.