« Last post by Nori on May 13, 2015, 07:20:20 AM »
Swelling of face and throat area can be from low thyroid (check out the pictures in Mark Starr's book on hypothyroidism). Ed Bauman was interviewed at this site a while ago: thyroid.about.com on the virtues of coconut oil internally and topically on the thyroid area.
Is your client doing ANY iodine? If she is, lower the dose. if she isn't, add some. Iodine and lack of iodine can be a factor.
Is she doing a trial of gluten free? If not, encourage her to begin with a great menu plan and recipes. Include lots of phytonutrients along with vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Radiation can also provoke poor thyroid function. She can enjoy miso and Eleuthero to reduce that burden (Gabriel Cousens has a chapter on this, my notes from which are attached).
Finally, Oxicell cream by Apex Energetics may be helpful.
« Last post by Nori on May 13, 2015, 07:12:10 AM »
That's tough one and we do not want to be seen as doing battle with our clients' doctors. Make a handout for her to see the comparison between white and whole grains. Reference your work. Ultimately, she can decide what to do. We educate.
Nutrition News & Research / Re: Here's what 9,000 years of breeding has done to corn, peaches, and other crops« Last post by jodi f. on May 13, 2015, 06:23:51 AM »
Yes, very good. On the graphics, though, did you notice how off he was about the percentage increase in sizes? 190 mm is 1,000 times the size of 19 mm? Math must not be his strong suit.
There's always a lot of talk about how foods have been bred to be sweeter and sweeter, but I don't find this with berries. My CalOrganic blueberries, for instance, look and taste almost identical to the wild huckleberries I picked all through the Canadian Rockies and Montana in 2012. And cultivated strawberries don't taste as sweet as the wild ones I've eaten, though they're much, much bigger. So, at least not all fruits appear to have been subjected to extreme manipulation.
The corn, though, really makes me think!
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« Last post by kylier561 on May 12, 2015, 07:04:04 PM »
Thanks for the quick response and helpful information, Nori! I look into this further and make sure my meals are more frequent and balanced in the mean time!
« Last post by Marsha McLaughlin on May 12, 2015, 03:06:31 PM »
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Best of luck,
Bauman College Admissions Manager
« Last post by Marsha McLaughlin on May 12, 2015, 02:18:45 PM »
Which program are you enrolling in, Nutrition Consultant or Natural Chef. Also, which location are you planning on attending?
This information will be helpful in connecting with other students in the area you will be living/attending in.
Bauman College Admissions Manager
« Last post by Dana Ced on May 12, 2015, 01:40:54 PM »
I had a meeting with my client today and I presented a 7-day meal plan and a food guide for her condition.
She got out a list of foods recommended by her doctor and started comparing them. Her doctor suggests het to choose white rice and white bread over brown rice and sprouted grain bread. So, I tried to explain that white rice and white bread are indeed low in potassium and phosphor as required for her kidneys but they are refined and don't provide nutrients to the rest of our body and are not good choices for her diabetes. She seemed sceptical...
Do you have any advice on how to better explain it to her?
Or is her doctor right and I should let her have these refined grains and products instead of whole grains?
« Last post by ElizabethH438 on May 12, 2015, 10:11:35 AM »
I have a friend who is dealing with swelling of the face and throat. She has hashimotos disease and I'm thinking it might be her hormone levels are off. What would be some good things to help reduce swelling while she's waiting for her test results on her hormone levels get back?
« Last post by Nori on May 12, 2015, 07:03:41 AM »
I would suggest you get checked out by a doctor to get a diagnosis. But, from what you shared, it would seem you have some problems with blood sugar regulation. This could be from irregular fueling/eating, which can be checked out by eating differently, or medical conditions like glycogen storage disease (GSD), which prevents storage and/or release of glycogen when blood sugar is low. There are several kinds of GSD.
While your breakfast looks pretty filling, it lacks adequate protein. 1 cup of oatmeal has a mere 11 grams of protein. 1 ounce of almonds has 6 grams of protein. Julia Ross, MA suggests no less than 20 grams of protein per meal to maintain health. Together with quality fats, this can help keep blood sugar stable longer.
Low blood sugar, no matter the cause, is an emergency, just like a tiger in the room. The same hormones are induced to help one survive. Inducing those too often can wear out the adrenal glands as well as the liver and pancreas that are involved in keeping blood sugar even.
I would suggest you eat every 2-3 hours some combination of protein-fat-carb for a while to, basically, assure your body there is no famine. Also get plenty of quality sleep, do less work/exercise if possible, and take time to restore better health.