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Back in 2015 I blogged about having a remission for all my symptoms for about 2 months (Click here). Since I was taking several things at a time (and still am) I wasn't sure exactly what or what combination of supplements, exercise, sun exposure, stress, etc... caused the sudden remission. I'm...
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I've been running into one deficiency after another for months it seems. Just found another I think: https://www.adrenalfatiguerecovery.com/vitamin-c.html I think I just ran into this last few days: "In adrenal fatigue, your adrenal glands "panic" when they don't have enough vitamin C...
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I found a big deficiency in B1 (Thiamine) a couple weeks ago. But again there was still something missing. I think that missing piece was Folate. In my researching about B1 I read that you can become deficient if you are deficient in Folate. I may have been deficient for a long time. It's been...
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I was so focused on minerals I completely overlooked something. For the last few months I've been experiencing low energy, feelings of adrenal fatigue and just general feeling of going downhill and nothing I can do about it. Again... something is very wrong. For the second time in as many...
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Currently taking: B1, B2, B3, B5, Pantethine, Biotin, PABA, p5p Mega Mins, Jarrow Multi Minerals, Mag-Glycinate, Opti Zinc, Molybdenum, Manganese, Selenium, Boron Vitamin D3, A + BetaC, Multi E, K2 Lithium and Iodine about 2pm Betaine? Choline? Lysine ToDo Still looking assuming some...
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“I had a large effect from increasing my zinc from 15mg/day to 65mg. That made quite a difference oin the early years of MeCbl etc. I had been taking zinc for decades to no effect. After adding MeCbl, AdoCbl and L-methylfolate, suddenly the zinc made a huge difference.” "Starvation will...
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My "output" seems to vary from being textbook perfect to not. Seems to to back and forth and certain things have seemed to help at times. Recently IBS-D moved in and there wasn't much I could do. I blogged about it and fought a great fight by boosting cortisol. Calcium and MFolate also helped...
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Occasionally I take the right thing or combination of things and I reach a "mentally calm" state of mind. It's not like meditation or some altered state but my natural state that seems long forgotten but instantly recognized when it returns for a brief visit. It's like finding your way home...
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I knew Vitamin C was a big big deal. I've taken it before when my Adrenals have been tapped out and it works wonders. If you read about "Adrenal Support" supplements maybe half of them will even mention it if that many. It's probably the most important thing in my opinion. You may also read that...
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In my last blog entry I made the connection between my increasing IBS, seasonal allergy (which was new for me) and my low cortisol levels. Note that I did a salivary test in the past which showed a high "morning response" then low the rest of the day. This was many years ago. But I know exactly...
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This was a reply I added to this post it was eye opening for me and wanted to share it here.... I do believe that I was getting the coconut oil into my system just from keeping it in the oral cavity. My last post above is enough for me to believe that is possible. The initial reaction from the...
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Vitamin D and thyroid connection: http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/vitamin-d-and-increase-in-symptoms.9152/page-2#post-169694 Vitamin D and B5: http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/vitamin-d-and-increase-in-symptoms.9152/page-3#post-589567 Too Much vitamin D...
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A very significant finding for me!!! In researching for my COMT++/MAO++ Daughter's OCD I have made a significant discovery. Based on this article that I was working off for my daughter's OCD. The relevant passages: At any rate the entire article is a good read and the "Dopamine Curve" is...
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RE: This Post of mine It's been 2 years since I made the above post. Almost in panic because of the severity of how hard this was for her. What seemed like an acute onset of severe OCD. This was verified by a psychologist with a PHD who specializes in OCD. If you read the post you'll see I...
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In May I had one of the worst Flu's I've ever had. In a week I lost 6 pounds and my gut bacteria was a mess. Then a week of Zithro made things even worse. What came out of me did not look healthy in the least (enough said). I had some Jarrow Plantarum laying around so took a couple of those a...
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Trying to find out how much liposomal compares in absorption and effective dose as the other forms: From click here: From click here: Now this guy seems to think the method we use doesn't make any liposomes? click here A couple of case histories in this forum thread here And from the...
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Work in progress. Working this strategy around Ultra-Min and mineral replacement as the foundation Daily AM: Ultra-Min Likely: Sunflower Lecithin Likely: 50mg B3, nibble p5p and Tryptophan (might also add small amount of N-Acetyl Tyrosine) Optional Testing: Copper, Molybdenum, Boron Optional...
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Today I took my first Ultra-Mins tablet this morning. Felt the familiar swishing in my head and knew I needed some Tryptophan to boost Serotonin. This morning took about 40mg B3, a nibble off my p5p and about 150 mg of N-Acetyl Tyrosine to boost Dopamine and a 500mg Jarrow Tryptophan. This has...
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Doing very good on my new Mineral protocol (in my previous post). Energy is starting to return, the most noticeable thing has been how it has evened out my mood. No more roller coaster and a bit of optimism coming through. Not sure if that is mostly the Chromium and Vanadium which are notorious...
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Currently researching Minerals, especially sources of Trace minerals to hopefully cover the bases during Methylation supplementation. This link, from Divine Health, is even better than the one below Macro-minerals: Calcium • Phosphorous • Potassium • Magnesium • Sulfur • Sodium • Chloride...
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