Blog entries from CedarHome

CedarHome has a total of 24 entries.

  1. CedarHome
    I got to have a bodywork session the other day with... well, she's basically a Magician. She listens to my organs and tells me what they tell her. My duodenum was all inflamed and there was something wrong with the pancreatic duct. Her theory is that the duodenum was not getting enough pancreatic enzyme, was bathed in too much HCL from the stomach, and that's why it's unhappy. (but, I...
    CedarHome, Jan 6, 2019
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    Tomorrow is last day for oregano. All of this is giving me MAD RESPECT for plants. :tulip::globe: Taking it for SIBO (round...5? 6? of treatment) but I suspect it is treating Lyme too. Started slowly and took 2 weeks to increase to 6 caps/day. It has been kicking me to the CURB. :zippit: It seem like I was working 24-30 hours a week , Before Oregano. then I went down to basically...
    CedarHome, Jan 3, 2019
  3. CedarHome
    So I'm now taking 1 1/4 capsules of Megaspore. I have to inch up in 1/4 cap amounts and still it knocks me out the next day. The other night, after going back up to 1 1/4 after a few days at 1 capsule, I woke up at 3 am with lymph nodes so painful I couldn't lie on my sides. Only under my arms. :sluggish: 5 am, same thing. Slept till 10 am and then it was..... gone. :thumbdown: Super tired...
    CedarHome, Nov 3, 2018
  4. CedarHome
    Wow. So I finally got the DUTCH hormone test back which resulted in Progesterone increase Testosterone increase DHEA increase And I feel a lot better- more energy, more clarity. All of a sudden I can work longer, more easily- More easily prepare food- and I'm even starting a core strength training protocol. (up from Zero Exercise). I never realized my hormones were so messed up because I...
    CedarHome, Sep 13, 2018
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    Event: Son's college graduation Directions: Arrive early for best parking and seating. No tickets, no reserved seats. So, because I'm so smart (read: brain damaged) I decided to go 2 hours early with elderly mother in law, who is much healthier than I am. Arrive. Nobody there. Except loud music playing already....ouch too loud. All seats in full 100% sun no shade. We mark off seats and...
    CedarHome, Jun 16, 2018
  6. CedarHome
    I can't even type that word. What I'm bailing from. Let's just say "e-diet." Increasing nausea and stomach pain, and a bout of vomiting.... I couldn't take it anymore. Quit after day 8. Something is wrong. This isn't just die-off. My new theory (mine and Dr. Internet's) is that there's some stomach problem that I apparently have to deal with before SIBO. Possibly h.pylori? My mother was...
    CedarHome, May 29, 2018
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    I'm at the point where I'd rather fast. The nausea from the sick sweet powder and oil... diarrhea from the oil... sugar coma headache. Originally I was aiming for 30 days. I've already mentally adjusted to 3 weeks but even that seems impossible today. One of my friends told me it's like going through chemo. You poison your body temporarily for some greater good- just endure it. :grumpy:...
    CedarHome, May 28, 2018
  8. CedarHome
    1. Don't buy the full amount of powder that you *think* you will need all at once. I followed the directions on the Integrative Therapeutics website and ordered a whopping TEN pouches. Non-returnable of course. I was committed! I was going to STICK. It. OUT!. Turns out I'm downing way less than their calculator estimated. 2. Consider light to part time work if that's possible for you. Some...
    CedarHome, May 25, 2018
  9. CedarHome
    Downing 1 tsp oil (alternating MCT & olive oil) per scoop of powder. Much better blood sugar regulation. We (person in my household who knows how to convert grams to calories and whatnot) sat down & figured out I can go up to 2 tsp oil/scoop to get the fat to something like 40% of total calories and reduce carbohydrates as total %. (Physicians elemental is designed for a whopping 68% carbs...
    CedarHome, May 21, 2018
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    Can't tolerate the high sugar content. I tried 3 scoops at once last night- big mistake even though I drank slowly over an hour as recommended. This morning trying 1 scoop slowly. Not quite as vomitous but still raging sugar headache. This stuff is supposed to be nutritious?! Here I have been trying to go low-carb, sugar free all these months... Plan B is the dextrose free version that...
    CedarHome, May 19, 2018
  11. CedarHome
    So quick recap: 1. College year in beautiful country with rudimentary infrastructure, ate around, caught every gastro bug there was. We took antibiotics like they were aspirin. Kids! :woot: 2. 25 years later! Eating very little processed food, mostly grains beans & veg, kraut etc 3. Total health crash spring 2017, testing finds impressive levels of gut dysbiosis & SIBO 4. 1 month SIBO...
    CedarHome, Apr 12, 2018
  12. CedarHome
    SIBO round 1: herbal protocol for 1 month. Bacterial load doubled, laughing all the way. SIBO round 2 Rifaximin / vancomycin Highly effective - went from a methane level of 150 to something like 17 (ppm or whatever the units are) SIBO round 3- repeat antibiotics- will see results after the super fun SIBO test # 3 Continuing with visceral manipulation every couple weeks. So far...
    CedarHome, Mar 23, 2018
  13. CedarHome
    Beginning to peek out from under the extreme fog and sleepiness of last 2 months. Started artemisin protocol early December. It was merely DISGUSTING for the first couple weeks and then... I slept for 2 weeks straight. Wake up, eat a bit, back to bed. Brain fog, inflammation, everything sore. Hopefully it was busy killing things off. Then somewhere in there started the SIBO herbal protocol....
    CedarHome, Jan 21, 2018
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    After roughly 2 1/2 months of increasing work hours and stamina and endurance... Yes people on PR know how this story ends... Spent the last week sleeping all day and night. Surprise! I am not complaining - I don't feel badly actually- just zero energy-- it feels like some kind of healing is happening, she says hopefully. It's exciting that I've felt the energy to be excited about things...
    CedarHome, Dec 23, 2017
  15. CedarHome
    The flare has calmed down and I have a LOT more energy, which is :balloons::balloons::balloons:very exciting :balloons::balloons::balloons: I have even had a couple times when I could not stop dancing in the kitchen (yes this is after 9 months of being nearly couch/ house bound) :woot::angel: and there are spontaneous bouts of very light yoga breaking out o_O but/AND I have landed...
    CedarHome, Nov 22, 2017