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Old 06-23-2013, 10:23 AM   #121
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Molly I hope you find work that fits well with where you want to settle, and the hours and benefits you need. Mostly I'm hoping it's something you enjoy. I am indeed enjoying the P3 breakfasts. I've pretty much stuck to one combo and I'm not tired of it by a long shot yet. I have been very lax on drinking enough water though.

There is not a lot going on here. I'm still working a lot of hours, but there's no overtime pay so it's just more hours. I got outside and worked in the flower bed and gardens yesterday for a while. It was beautiful weather for it. I really needed that break from work.

Have a great rest of the weekend everyone. It's good to see so many posts. It's been too quiet here lately.

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Old 06-23-2013, 11:03 AM   #122
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Molly: sending good vibes that you find just the right position to meet your needs.

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I've suffered from heartburn as well...and wondered if when adding more acidic things like tomatoes, fruit and yogurt...will it resurface. This is a nagging something no one else has mentioned that I've read so far.
Your comments are incredibly sweet & made my day!

What I'm learning is the med/pharm community treats it with meds to REDUCE stomach acid but the solution (path to healing) is really INCREASING acid because the true cause is too little stomach acid so food doesn't digest quickly/properly. I'm drinking water with Braggs ACV to help. Yesterday was no quinoa. Today is no yogurt/quinoa.

I mentioned to DH that IP has made it easier to look at food differently. If I have to give it up to feel better, then so be it. Nothing is worth causing health conditions, whether it be obesity again, food cravings, GERD, migraines, joint pain, or any other health concerns that interfere with living my life! I want to be WELL!
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:08 AM   #123
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Hey I made my fitness pal private again. I appreciate those of you who were friends there with me, and you still are my friends! I just found I was not looking at others logs, and I doubt mine were exciting at all during P1. I'm just going to feel more comfortable I think moving into P4 and testing the waters to have it private.
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Molly, good luck with the job! The economy is tough but you are tougher!!

Thought I would share one of my summer go-tos - I have been changing up my salad dressing and having part WF Ceasar and then part WF BBQ sauce. The BBQ sauce mixed with one of the "white" WF dressings reminds me of summer when your baked beans and macaroni salad kind of mix on your plate. Very yummy and a nice change! Just thought I would mention it!

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I was doing some reading re: yogurt & heartburn and came across this series of articles blaming, of all things, EXCESS CARBS for much of the problem! So, hmmm...increasing carbs on p3 & acid stomach comes back (it's pretty localized, doesn't usually travel up higher). Maybe it isn't one food item. Maybe it's the p3 breakfast

I'll be exploring.

http://chriskresser.com/what-everybo...heartburn-gerd
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I was doing some reading re: yogurt & heartburn and came across this series of articles blaming, of all things, EXCESS CARBS for much of the problem! So, hmmm...increasing carbs on p3 & acid stomach comes back (it's pretty localized, doesn't usually travel up higher). Maybe it isn't one food item. Maybe it's the p3 breakfast

I'll be exploring.

http://chriskresser.com/what-everybo...heartburn-gerd
Now THAT's really interesting...and something to read about and consider. I'll be glad if there is a workaround...and LOL... suspect ...."you be the one" to find it !!!
Ok...adding comment ..I just read the link and the inter article link I think you refer to.
Just for the record..in a former life...when I was way to young to be a golden girl....(my degree was in medical technology and I worked in a clinical lab...) WHOA...the part about H. pylori and the long chain sugars/ polysacharides...WAY makes sense. It took forever for a lab test for H. pylori to be developed..and there is still a lot of research to be done. But this really sounds like something impacts a lot of people once they start changing up the diet. I like that there is a blurb about what to avoid and what probably won't increase the probability of this happening....

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Now THAT's really interesting...and something to read about and consider. I'll be glad if there is a workaround...and LOL... suspect ...."you be the one" to find it !!!
Ok...adding comment ..I just read the link and the inter article link I think you refer to.
Just for the record..in a former life...when I was way to young to be a golden girl....(my degree was in medical technology and I worked in a clinical lab...) WHOA...the part about H. pylori and the long chain sugars/ polysacharides...WAY makes sense. It took forever for a lab test for H. pylori to be developed..and there is still a lot of research to be done. But this really sounds like something impacts a lot of people once they start changing up the diet. I like that there is a blurb about what to avoid and what probably won't increase the probability of this happening....
Chris is a REALLY smart guy.. He doesn't dis conventional medicine...just knows they're best at emergencies/trauma & not wellness

Here is a link to an article linking ALL of his articles in the subject
http://chriskresser.com/heartburn

So if its H. pylori (easy to find out), the CARBS are causing the symptoms. And after 20 + years on Prilosec, it looks like I'm at increased risk of having H. pylori.

I got some DGL which immediately removed the acid-burny feeling (like Tum's would, but without reducing stomach acid). I also got some HCL. And I'm gonna look into getting the H. Pylori test this week.

Sorry if I'm boring anyone. But if anyone else has/has had this problem, it could come back after P1
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The remarkable thing was that once that culprit was identified as the causative factor in MANY ulcers...was that antibiotic took care of that bacterial overgrowth...but it makes sense that folks who have experienced repeated infections are possibly eating foods that foster a new emergence of that bug.
Many people seem to be "prone" to ulcerative gut problems. Also I recall some studies that indicated contrary to older diagnostic advice.....milk and dairy was NOT good for ulcer patients. Sure all fits....
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Just bumping this up!
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:50 AM   #130
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Hi All,
Had a lovely visit with my parents. I took today(Monday) off to get my vacation down where I could earn more again. I got to hold a newly hatched baby chick and at a different location I got to pet some broody hens who growled and doubled their size fluffing up trying to look "big". They weren't setting on eggs, just feeling broody. I went to a unexpected graduation pot-luck party when I got to my parents (at my cousin's house) and stayed on plan there with no problem. Had some green salad and a beef patty. It was very nice to have a relaxing weekend (well Sunday/Monday) and get to see so much family.

Interesting thoughts on acid reflux. It was a big problem for me a year ago. Knock on wood I have not had issues with that, or asthma for quite a while.

Have a great week all!

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Be very careful allowing the scale to dictate self esteem
The scale can be finicky & is easily influenced by hormones, sodium, time of day, and other confounding factors.
Be sure to use a measuring tape as well. It usually reveals losses when/if the scale has "a week"

Find other ways to measure your self esteem: more freedom in movement, reduced pain, smaller clothes, willpower!
Great advice/reminder, thanks!

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I was doing some reading re: yogurt & heartburn and came across this series of articles blaming, of all things, EXCESS CARBS for much of the problem! So, hmmm...increasing carbs on p3 & acid stomach comes back (it's pretty localized, doesn't usually travel up higher). Maybe it isn't one food item. Maybe it's the p3 breakfast

I'll be exploring.

http://chriskresser.com/what-everybo...heartburn-gerd
Wow. This is fascinating. I have acid reflux and IBS (and I too take Prilosec). I've noticed my symptoms of both have abated since I started IP.

You mentioned using Bragg's apple cider vinegar -- I'm intrigued, how does that help?
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I have Gerd which has not bothered me at all since starting IP. One more benefit .
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Lisa thank you so much for sharing all the research you are doing. The truth is that keeping the weight off is unique for each of us and takes lots of study to determine what causes issues for our individual make up.

Flubadub, I have to smile each time I see your user name. I just noticed you are from Nova Scotia.
Growing up in Cape Breton in the early days of television we only got CBC and Howdy Doody was a high point of the day!

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Hi All!

Interesting discussion about Gerd, heartburn, yogurt, and carbs. I had those (not necessarily yogurt lol) pre-IP. During the 10 months of P1 I did not have any heartburn. Since beginning maintenance, I have it occasionally. I am really trying to isolate the foods that cause it - for me. I no longer eat any fried foods and rarely eat refined sugar. I also have very low gluten now, with only half-one piece of bread for breakfast sometimes. I get my breakfast carbs from granola. But I do have some yogurt every morning. I think eliminating those foods - and most processed foods - did the trick here. But I'm watching and learning.

All is well with me. On my way back from Dallas this week I camped two nights at a lovely state park. I love to sleep in my tent, jump in a lake, and sit on a chair reading with a serene lake in the background, listening to the birds and critters around me! Heaven to me!

Tomorrow it's back to Houston for the weekend for the twins' 2 yr old birthday celebration. This will be my first "maintenance" birthday. Last year at this time I was in my first weeks of IP. It was all very new to me and it was my first IP family event. Needless to say, I had many more in my 10 months of being OP.

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Read those articles I linked. It might not be any ONE food causing the occasional heartburn. It may be the carbs. (It also COULD be one food).
It was interesting info.
I went back to P2 and heartburn vanished.
Now, another thing for the Naturopath to check out b/c I don't want to just mask symptoms with drugs, I want to know what to restrict/eliminate.

My willingness to eliminate foods has grown exponentially since IP. After giving up so much, I certainly know what I can live without!
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