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Old 03-09-2006, 09:10 PM   #16  
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I eat omega enriched organic eggs. They have about 600mg of Omega 3 in each one.
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:58 AM   #17  
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Hey Sweet Pea...
I'm the one who had another thread going about being depressed and overwhelmed. My thyroid looks good, my blood sugar is good, and my hormones look good. My doc and I ruled a lot of things out. In desperation a couple of weeks ago, I went to the health food store and had a long discussion with the owner about my problems, eating/drinking habits illnesses etc...
He gave me B and C vitamins. I gotta say. It's been two weeks on these and I feel unbelieveable. So much that I don't even feel the need for meds. He had suggested giving up my habit of 2 glasses of wine in the eve (which was tough at first, becuase I used that to calm me) and getting my omega-3's. I have since read that a lack of B vites can cause depression. Alcohol also burns up B vites in metabolism, too. I think I had a vicious cycle going on! Now I have the energy to get out of bed at 5:30 am (hubby used to have to drag me out at 7) and EXERCISE! In turn that is stoking me for the day, and my cravings are GONE! I just dropped my evening sugar cravings. I feel like a new person.
I know everyone's situation is different, but it is something to consider. Even a perfect diet will fall short on nutrients w/out supplementation.
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Old 03-10-2006, 06:08 PM   #18  
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that;s really positive. i'm glad it helped you pumping! altho it's probably not a good idea to ditch the meds too early as sometimes you can feel good for a couple of weeks and then go back to blah

i have been taking a tonic with iron in it and i eat a lot of fresh fruit and nuts and seeds so that will help.

i hardly ever drink wine - have to say i think quitting the 2 glasses of wine was probably a good thing for ya lol. for some people it is a depressant.

i find sunny weather helps me too. i would love to drop sugar cravings altho mine are 24 hours a day. sometimes i even dream about it!! in one dream there were these giant chocolate truffles. the size of a lovely plump piglet. oh those were divine
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Old 03-10-2006, 06:34 PM   #19  
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i would love to drop sugar cravings altho mine are 24 hours a day. sometimes i even dream about it!! in one dream there were these giant chocolate truffles. the size of a lovely plump piglet. oh those were divine
I was the same way! Those have also mysteriously disappeared! Last night for dessert I had one square of dark choc. enjoyed every second and it was enough to satisfy me. So strange!!
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:31 PM   #20  
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well it could also be the AD. i find the first few days on some ADs my cravings disappear. then life reasserts itself and the cravings return lol
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:59 AM   #21  
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That's the thing....I'm not on any ADs. I could not get past the nausea and only took two. That was three weeks ago.
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Old 03-13-2006, 04:47 PM   #22  
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hey you did well!!!
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Old 03-14-2006, 02:13 PM   #23  
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soooo pumpingiron i thought i ahould get all the facts about the changes you made...

we have different brands here but maybe if you can describe what you're taking i'll see what we have here that is similar???
it is it a B complex? what type of C is it and what dose
what dietary changes did you make other than eliminating wine or do you already eat quite healthily?

thanks!!!
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:09 PM   #24  
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Here are my eating rules for myself.....
No more daily glass or two of wine. I allow one day a week or every other week to loosen up on this rule.
100% whole grains only!!!!! (Brown rice, Ezekiel bread, whole grain tortillas etc.)
Load up on fresh (or frozen) fruits and veggies. I eat at least one salad every day and try to get some red, blue and/or orange daily.
I drink 1-2 cups chai tea daily instead of my pot of coffee habit.
1-2 Omega eggs a few times a week.
Try for some kind of bean every day---easy for me, I love hummus and black beans!
Good lean protein like chicken, lots of wild salmon (I used to hate but now I like from trying it so many times) turkey, and some lean red beef. I always get antibiotic and hormone free.
Low or nonfat dairy. I love plain lowfat yogurt in my smoothies now. I have lost my taste for super sugary thank God! Freeze a sliced banana. Put in blender with a splash of milk, 1/2 cup of yogurt and a spoonful of natural PB. MMMMMMMMMMMMMM. So creamy and decadent!
Nuts, olive oil, avocado, and flax seed for my good fats.
I'll eat one square of organic dark chocolate if I am TOM hormonal and not feel guilty one bit!
NO artificial sweeteners of any kind. No highly processed foods, No artificial colors or flavors, NO High Fructose Corn Syrup. No trans fats.
This is challenging w/out a health food store nearby!
I am in bed by 9 or 9:30 and up at 6
My supplements:
Emer'gen-C has 1000mg C, 0.38mg B1, 0.43mg B2, 5mg B3, 10mg B6, 12.5 mcg Folic, 25mcg B12, and some minerals.
Natural Calm: 615 mg Magnesium supplement (powder form)
MegaFood Women's whole food supplement. Has most vitamins.
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a calcium chewy supplement from Trader Joe's. You can get these most anywhere though. (Viactiv)
I cleared them all with my doctor.
I was just put to the test this weekend. My son came home last Friday with a nasty stomach virus, and I have been up to my elbows in messes. I used to get sick right away with him every time (I can never stop kissing his cute little face). I still feel great!
My diet used to be fair. I was always a good eater, but I got caught up in the too tired to cook let's just do take out, or convenience foods, coffee to get my a$$ moving in the AM, severe sugar cravings in PM made me raid the fridge up until bedtime......

Right now I feel phenomonal. My head is clear, the house is clean, laundry and dishes done, bills paid, cooking good meals for my family, and getting a lot of work done on top of that. I just went through the worst time of the month with no serious cravings. My exercise makes me feel great, not exhausted.

Like I said earlier...I know everyone's situation is different. It certainly can't hurt to clean up one's diet though. I am truly amazed at what happened to me. As simple as vitamins and booting out the chemicals.
I wish you the best of luck. Please keep me posted!
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Old 03-14-2006, 11:11 PM   #25  
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just woke from a nap - still having dizziness from my AD. i am weaning myself off it and having slightly less each day to lessen withdrawal symptoms. can't wait to be off it

wow that is mega healthy eating. did you switch to the healthy eating at the same time as you started the pills?

glad you're feeling so wonderful. i'm trying to decide what to have for dinner. not really hungry but have to go out so if i don't eat now i have to wait until 9.30pm. have a horribly acid tum so will have to be somethng very bland...
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