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alfa
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alfa
Hi, I'm new here and of course I have a question.

I live in Iceland and we only have a small fraction of the vitamins and supplint companies you have in the states, I was wondering if anyone could either share with me or point me in the right direction of a comparesant of these companies(esp. when comparing the quality of blue green algea) NOW vitamins, Solgar and solaray.

Thanks
Disa
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amezce
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amezce
Hey all!

I thought this may be of interest to some people? I’ve been inspired and have decided to create my own community. Basically an allergy friendly, intolerance friendly,specialist diet friendly community specialising in recipes that are:

Dairy free, Egg free, Gluten-free, Nut Free, Rice Free, Sugar Free, Soy Free, Nightshade veggie free, Seafood free, vegan, vegetarian, and recipes low in: Salicylates, Amines & Glutamate. (I will be adding to this list)

Click here to see its profile: http://community.livejournal.com/special_recipes/profile

Thanks!

Amezce
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sister_stella
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Hi, my name is Annette and I've just joined the community to learn more about how to help my partner with his health problems. It's not official yet but he seems to have all the signs of a stomache ulser or problem with his pancreas. It's been making him violently ill over the last few weeks and making him miss work. He's just had blood taken for tests and he'll be getting an ultrasound done on Thursday.Read more...Collapse )

OK, so I've rambled a bit I think so back to the point. I'm in the information gathering stage at the moment so I'm hoping for some pointers to information on how to deal with these sorts of problems and perhaps some gentler replacements for ciggies, beer and coffee to make the withdrawl period easier.
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From slashfood.com
Posted May 7th 2006 6:30PM by Sarah J. Gim
Filed under: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, West Coast, Science, Vegetarian, Vegan, Vegetables, Nuts/seeds, Fruit, Trends, How To, America
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Anecdote: I went on a detox cleanse last week: I felt great! I'd been drinking coffee daily for seventeen years, and managed without it for over a week! (I relented today because I had to get the family up at an earlier than usual time) I'm hoping I can maintain this great health and uplifted spirits and kick away depression and nervous anxiety by continuing to eat tons more fresh fruit and vegetables.


Was it in school or was it when you were trying to recover from an illness or disease that you learned about healthful foods? I'm an immigrant, and have only recently started in earnest to buy organic fruits and vegetables and increase the # of vegetarian meals in my family's weekly menu. I was motivated by the passage in the House of Representatives of the National Food Labeling Uniformity bill. I figured that if Congress voted for states' rights for food labeling (e.g., listing known carcinogens or toxic additives on the label) to be pre-empted, and the food labels to be dumbed down by the Food and Drug Administration, at millions of dollars of extra cost to the FDA, it must be that every American who can read an English language food label is deemed capable of reading and understanding what's in the food sold in the supermarkets. I didn't attend school here, nor do they cover this sort of thing in citizenship classes, nor do I remember seeing any educational shows on the American broadcast channels leaking over my country's airwaves, so I'm curious: when did you learn about nutritional healing foods, and start turning away from the processed convenience foods? What prompted you to learn? Does the U.S. cover this in elementary and high school?

P.S. Isn't it funny that a political party will be all for states' rights and smaller government when its opposition party controls the House and the Senate? But when it gets to control the House and Senate it starts pre-empting states' rights and expanding government?
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Do any community members take chlorella and/or spirulina? What are the effects like for you? Where do you get chlorella and/or spirulina? Have you taken chlorella so you can worry less about eating mercury-contaminated seafood?
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Hi hi. My intro ran a little long.
Short version: acrylamide, mercury, and carcinogens led me to read more about nutritionCollapse )
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compostwormbin
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Hi. I'm new here and see that this community hasn't had posts in a little while so I'm hoping this is still an active group.

I have a number of chronic health problems that I am trying to manage as much as possible through diet. I will need some prescription medications and doctor monitoring for the rest of my life, but would really like to learn as much as possible about natural ways of healing, and hopefully be able to cut back on the supplements and medications I'm taking at some point.

My current diet is a vegan elimination diet to determine food intolerances. I have added back a number of foods successfully but am still somewhat limited, particularly in the spice and flavorings department. I'm aiming for 1400-1600 calories per day since I also have a need to lose some weight. I'd like to know how to optimize my nutrition keeping these considerations in mind.

Do you have any resources you could direct me to? Even if you don't please feel free to comment. Doing so will help me to get a sense for whether this continues to be an active community. Thanks.
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nomadmatan
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nomadmatan
Hello Everyone =)

My name's Matt. I'll just give a brief bio about myself: I'm a fourth year student at the University at Buffalo (Studying Communication Informatics with a second focus in Semitic Languages and Translation); I am also a CPhT, though I have no desire to become a pharmacist - I only got the certification so I could get a decent job and pay some of my bills while in school.

I was 'turned on' so to speak, to Nutritional Healing by my Hebrew Professor (who is also a certified yoga instructor) who noticed that while I kept going to doctors, I kept getting sicker...she took a risk, and took me asside and since then I have been feeling much better; I'm still in the beggining stages of changing my diet and way of life but every little bit helps, aye =)

Anyways, I'm so glad I found this journal and I can't wait to get to know you all =)

Best,

Matt
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I will give my most recent concern first:

I am having Visudyne therapy this coming Wednesday. It is a laser therapy treatment to help cauterize some bleeding in my eye. This type of bleeding is common in elderly people, and some diabetics as well.

I am neither. I am 29 years old, and my only ongoing health problem is a rare retinal disease that has had several flare-ups since it's first appearance 10 years ago. M.E.W.D.S. is what it's called, and it stands for Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome. It's very rare, and little is known about the disease.

This recent bleeding I'm told has nothing to do with the mewds, but I'm feeling very frustrated & powerless, since my eyes, and my eyesight have already been quite compromised by one disease already.

The pamphlet I have is for wet amd (age-related macular degeneration), and this Visudyne treatment.

My first thought is, what is causing the bleeding? So much of our medicine treats only the symptoms, but not the cause... I don't want to ignore the cause by assuming that this procedure will take care of things.

I'm looking for help and advice from anyone out there who knows about age-related macular degeneration, or about the eyes in general.

I want to know what I can be doing to be as proactive as I can possibly be about this, and not lose my vision in the long-term.

I found some information online about AMD and that smoking & high fat diets can worsen or speed up the effects. I quit smoking more than 3 years ago, and though I don't have a high fat diet, I am 210% ready to make whatever dietary changes are necessary to stop this, or even just to slow it down. To reverse it would be a miracle.

Please, don't be shy to respond. Or if you think you know someone who may be able to help me, please pass this on to them.

My personal e-mail is mmastracci@gmail.com

MM.
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stardustfaith
This is crosslisted in a bunch of communities you'll probably understand why as you read on. I need all the help I can get, and I'll apologize in advance for my overall ignorance concerning the medical field.

I graduated a year and a half ago and recieved a BA in English Lit and Spanish Lit. I haven't taken a math or science course in 4 years, and needless to say I'm a novice to all aspects of the medical/science community. So of course I would decide now that the career I want to persue is within the medical field. And let me tell you, I love it when people say, "You haven't even taken General Bio?!" No I took Astronomy *hits head* Anyway, I'm just not sure what career and degree would be best in allowing me the opportunity to accomplish what I would like to accomplish. So I'll give you guys an idea of my interests in the hopes that you can help clarify the hodgepdodge I'm dealing with.

First and foremost and I would like to work with diabetics. As I'm certain you all know diabetes that is not controlled can lead to further complications. But I don't think it's enough to just tell people "If you don't do X and Y, than Z is going to happen." There's more of a psychological element to it. There are reasons that people don't do everything they could possibly do to care for themselves such as eating properly, montoring glucose levels, etc. I want to offer aide in confronting overcoming those obsticles as a means of preventing further health complications. Furthermore, alimentation and ones relationship with food obviously has a direct relation to controlling ones diabetes. And I'd like to help incorporate healthy and practical eating into one's lifestyle.

So that's a general thesis of what I'd like to do--albiet slightly enigmatic. What do I do with this idea? Would the best application be Nutritional Councilling, Dietetics, (the whole assortment of ADA approved/not approved programs in and of itself is confusing and dizzying) Nursing, Psychology? I dunno? And from my research it seems that could get certified as a diabetes educator after completing a Nursing degree and other medical related programs. Also, although I'm well aware that I do have quite a bit of schooling to complete I don't necessarily want to be in school interminably and I'd like a degree that's marketable...not to mention that I need good health insurance.

My personal reasons for wanting to do this... Well I'm a type 1 diabetic. I'm in good control but that's not to say that during adolescence I didn't have my ups and downs. My friends experiences more than my own led me to wanting to work with diabetics. Seeing them come from endocrinologist appoinments feeling more depressed and hopeless than optomistic and in controll of their health caused me to feel like I could contribute something positive. Too bad I didn't realize that a few years back.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated and thank you in advance :o)

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regnatis26
Hi everyone,

I need to conduct a survey to begin writing a business plan for my entrepreneurship class (for the health/nutritional industry). If you could take about 3 minutes and fill out the survey for me, it would be greatly appreciated. The survey is at the following address:

http://survey.babsonitower.com

Thank you!
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docjen
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Clarity or Brain foods. . .
What's best?
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docjen
I have a hypo-thyroid problem. Due to lack of insurance or the ability to afford such a luxery right now - I am having to try and self medicate via living a healthy lifestyle (eat right, exercise, the norm).
I feel great - so that is good - however my hair is very brittle and is thinning some. Not so good.

Any advice of what I can do in my diet or something other substance I can try to help my hair?
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greatestvitamin
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greatestvitamin
Hi! I recently started taking "The Greatest Vitamin in the World", which I bought from American Vitamin Store. Has anyone else tried this nutritional supplement? It claims to prevent many health problems, and help reduce the effects of some just by helping you get proper nutrition. It has organic ingredients. I'm also kind of into natural forms of treatment, and I saw this community. Just wondering if anyone else has tried it and how it helps you.
Thanks!
Marie
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rubygloomrox
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I'm wondering if anyone here gives their children herbal supplements? I let my daughter drink a lot of teas, but haven't really given her anything in capsule form. I am treating her ADD through diet and nutrition, so that is why I'm asking. I was considering giving her ginkgo. I'd like to know if anyone else has tried it, though, and what the effects were/are first.

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It would be nice to have a web site that everyone could easily attain information about health conditions. It could be full of knowledge that could increase better health care among all users.

I know Web MD makes it easy for people to join groups to talk to others about health issues, ask questions, especially those conditions that can really impact your life. I'm thinking more along the lines of a website that would be more organized and utilized by gathering information like from survey results. Scientists and doctors could benefit from information gathered here also. They should have a website like this. Like I said previously (on my journal) it could be anonymously done. You could log in. Post your condition. What you are using (I think it would be great if it had results from medicinal herbal treatments also) to treat it. How you feel it is working. When your done you could hit submit and it would show you the percentage of others that have the same condition, what they are using to treat it, and how they feel it is working. You could see on a graph, other types of treatment people are using for the same condition and how that is working. It could have a side effects comparison. Cost comparison. You could even choose to enter more information about yourself that might give doctors data that would help them even more. Your age, height weight, and other health information. You could walk away with, BEFORE you even go to the doctor for treatment, the specific choices of treatment you would like to consider. Discussing options with your doctor would go much smoother. I know information has already been gathered, I just think it should be available to all in another format. You shouldn't have to rely on asking questions alone, and rely on one or two person's perspective. (from a suggestion) It would have a disclaimer, stating the information is not a substitute for doctor's advice)

Any Suggestions?

Thanks, Penny
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where_we_keep
hi i'm writing a report on Fad Diets, and i can only think of two subtopics
1) they do not give daily nutritional suppilment
2)adverse long term effects/ weight loss does not last
and ....oh God i can't think of a third reason
PLEASE HELP ME!
specifically i'll be looking at the low carbohydrate diet and high protein diet...ANY other suggestion will be much appreciated

i'm a poor highschool student trying to fight the media and the proliferations of false adveertisement. Please help this poor girl out.

THANKS IN ADVANCE

-Diana
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allah_dot_com
I have recently been asked if I could draw up a nutrition plan and budget to help feed those in Detroit (oy) who have various ailments (AIDS, cancer, mental illness) or/and severe poverty. I would like to build a food plan that strongly supports the immune system yet is not expensive- feeding 15,000 a month here guys ;)
In the diet I would like to promote organic juicing, macrobiotics, vegan cooking and raw food snacking- all costly, time consuming and totally disgusting to those who are receiving the diet –but only a food plan without compromise can do some good here.
Budget guidelines are – make it was cheap as you can.

Ideas, additions, subtractions?

I apologize for the crossposts.
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