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Nutrition Talk / Re: total iron high and ferritin low
« Last post by Edalke on July 22, 2015, 04:43:22 PM »
Nori,

Do you recommend me giving him iron supplements if the total iron is too high. He is only 8 years old? Would that affect any health issues if I am giving it to him to try to raise the ferritin levels?
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Nutrition Talk / Re: total iron high and ferritin low
« Last post by Nori on July 22, 2015, 03:16:49 PM »
Sometimes food works better than supplements because the co-factors for iron absorption and assimilation are there.  A tasty "gateway" organ meat is liver pate.  You might check out recipes on line for ones that include butter, onions, and savory herbs.  Or try hiding the organ meat inside ground meat, again with those herbs, to camouflage the flavor if unacceptable. 
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Nutrition Talk / Re: SIBO
« Last post by Nori on July 22, 2015, 03:14:13 PM »
I suggest you work with Myrto Ashe, MD, in Mill Valley. 


Be aware too that low HCl and a poorly functioning ileo-cecal valve can contribute to SIBO due to poor "sterilization" in the stomach and transmigration from the colon, respectively. 


The latest FODMAP diet from Siebecker may have some new information to try as well.



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Nutrition News & Research / Re: "Are GMOs safe? Yes."
« Last post by Nori on July 22, 2015, 03:11:05 PM »
I just wrote to Jeffrey Smith to see what he has to say about the article.  From my own research, however, GMOs are having epigenetic effects on offspring and, in conjunction with Round-up Ready use, are significant disruptors of the gut microbiome, affecting many aspects of human health.



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Nutrition News & Research / "Are GMOs safe? Yes."
« Last post by christinew582 on July 22, 2015, 02:31:55 PM »
Halfway through this article on Slate. I've always been staunchly against GMOs and pro labeling GMOs, although never overly concerned as I find I can easily avoid most GMOs by not eating packaged food or factory farmed meat. This article, however, is giving me reason to pause. It looks like there may actually be conventional as well as organic food that contains higher levels of pesticides than GMOs and that "our side" seems to have a lot of fear mongering, cherry picking and blind - and perhaps unfounded - mistrust.

I'm on the fence, but anxious to read the rest of the article. Would love hear others' thoughts.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/07/are_gmos_safe_yes_the_case_against_them_is_full_of_fraud_lies_and_errors.html
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Nutrition News & Research / Re: Vaccines and Obesity
« Last post by christinew582 on July 22, 2015, 02:27:20 PM »
Would the solution be to make vaccine doses weight-dependent?
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Nutrition Talk / SIBO
« Last post by krystalr272 on July 22, 2015, 12:55:12 PM »
Hello,
I ordered a lactulose breath test from Genova, and it came back severe.  I have done the SIBO protocol via diet and herbal antibiotics with no avail. I understand that healing takes time, and I have ben healing for several months now. At this point, I think antibiotics are in order (Rifaxamin and Neomycin- localized, not systemic).  I suspect I have had SIBO for most of my life, and it will take time and dedication to completely eradicate and heal.  I decided to see a GI doc, but of course he was uneducated on SIBO and referred me to someone else.  I would rather work with a Functional Medicine Dr. and get the support that I need.  I only know of Dr. Seibecker as a specialist.  She does Skype consults, but I'm unsure if she is able to prescribe antibiotics via distance consults.  Can anyone make any recommendations?

Thank you!
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Housing Hookup / Re: Looking for place to live
« Last post by autumrose on July 22, 2015, 12:49:25 PM »
Hey Julia,
Sorry, I didn't get up with you last week.  I tried to text you but not sure that it went through.  Are there any times this week you want me to give you a call.
Thanks!
Autum
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Nutrition Talk / Re: total iron high and ferritin low
« Last post by sheasmith on July 22, 2015, 08:06:03 AM »
From my experience, I was seeing a primary doctor and he kept telling me to take iron pills. I went to see a hematologist because I was so fatigued and getting through the day was hard. He tested my blood and my ferritin was at 2. I was ordered to get and iron infusion and have felt great since! Maybe take him to a hematologist? I now see functional medicine practitioners only but he helped me a lot!
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Recipe Exchange / Re: Bhakti Chai Marshmallows
« Last post by Brandi on July 21, 2015, 03:01:27 PM »
Can you use stevia drops instead of honey?
Thanks for posting this!
<3

Megr842:
The honey is what allows it to become a marshmallow. You need the "candying" of it for the texture. You can substitute maple syrup, from a technical perspective. The flavor would be altered slightly, but I bet it would be delicious. I have also used half honey and half maple with success.
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