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  1. I tried the enamal (ceramic) cookware when I had some, but I threw it out after I burned everything in it. Then I got the aluminium! by inheritence.

    Maybe I should have stuck to charcoal!

     

    I do get the mercola newsletter, but I've found that he is becoming very commercial in his adverts.

    I have seen conflicting info from one week to another,so I do take a lot of it with a grain of salt. :)

  2. Hi guys,

    that was the most fascinating discussion.

     

    Its going to take me a while to get my head around it, imagine if between the lot of us on lattitudes, we discovered the "cure" for TS.

    With no research "funding" needed!

     

    How do you get tested for methylation?

     

    Claire, I know you've posted about pyroluria, but could you just give another quick rundown on what it is.

     

    Thanks

    Clare

  3. Hi there,

     

    high aluminum levels can cause short term memory loss, thats how they linked Alzheimers.

     

    I also worried about my memory because it was getting really bad and I thought it was because I was doing night shift and had lack of sleep.

    Then my kids tested high for aluminium, unfortunately I didn't get tested, but since we changed cooking pots and I now take some supplements I hardly forget anything.

    I still do the night shift.

  4. Honestly Claire,

    You are an inspration in finding information.

     

    That article was facinating, I had just bought some epsom salts last week and I wondered why at the time!

    I had this vague feeling that it was to do the Sandra Cabot gallbladder cleanse! which I chickened out of at the last minute!

     

    I will try the salt bath on my cherubs in the coming days and let you know what happens.

     

    We are coming up to Daylight savings, which means they stay up later all hyped because it's lighter and wake up earlier :wacko:

    So if the salts calm them thats a bonus.

    Thanks

  5. HI Dara, welcome to the group,

     

    Boy that sounds like an AA intro :wacko: (sorry)

     

    I related to every emotion you just described. It is gut renching to see our children go through this, but let me tell you with complete conviction. This site will help you more then 20 neurologists, paediatritions and conventional medical doctors put together.

     

    I see that you have been down the path that most of us have taken.

    One of the main things that stands out is your sons allergy problems as well as the fact that he was so young when you noticed the tics.

     

    Have you heard of salicylates and amines and natural glutamates (msg)?

    These are naturally occuring chemicals in foods which are not picked up in allergy testing either by the scratch test or pathology tests.

     

    Some of the most recent threads on this site have discussed these in length so I won't repeat a lot of the info.

    I know the Aussie thread has some on it and a lot of the others on the first page are insightful.

    I will however strongly recommend that you look up either the Feingold (sorry don't know that address) site or the www.fedupwithfoodadditives.info site which has heaps of info and you can join up with chat groups which are very interesting.

     

    For a lot of us Heavy metal testing is a must, yeast testing and elimination seems to help a lot of us here as well.

    The other Claire has listed a thread for new members which gives a list of things to check for.

    It can be very overwhelming for new comers to take in, so take your time and go slow. I wouldn't be trying everything at once because it would send you over the edge for starters and wouldn't be fair on the rest of the family.

     

    One of the major causes I have found in the threads and with my own experience is artificial and natural colors/ flavours and preservatives.

    Your biggest challenge will be to read every label and still doubt if they are telling the truth!

     

    To give you hope a lot of us have been able to reduce our childrens tics to almost nothing and I think a few have even got rid of them altogether.

     

    I have three boys who all had symptoms ranging from mild to severe and with a lot of hard frustrating work over the last 18 months which has mainly been trial and error, I have finally got the tics down to 1% or less.

     

    Stress, illness or food will change from day to day and the amount of symptoms they experience vary's slightly, but now I don't have that emotional rollercoaster that I went through as you are now.

     

    The other major thing that we have almost all found to help are the supplements.

    The diets are great, but the supplements are a miracle.

     

    If you need any help along your journey, just ask and any one of us will help you.

     

    Love and Healing

    Clare from Australia. ;)

  6. Boy, just when you think you have a handle on everything Mercola comes along.

     

    I've just spent a fortune on my new copper bottom stainless steel no aluminum pots.

    I have no idea if they are nickel free or not.

    Now should I get paranoid about it and try to find out or just put my head in the sand and hope for the best.

    Oh the indecision and more guilt guilt guilt!!!!!!!!!!!! :wacko:

  7. Were the people on the show from the UK?

     

    Is there any way you could contact the shows producers (maybe through the TV website) and offer them the lattitudes web address.

     

    The TV station may be able to pass on the info for you.

    Then you might be able to start your own UK TS support group.

    Or alternatively they might be grateful to find this one.

  8. Evangelia,

    I highly recommend you try to obtain a copy of The Failsafe Cookbook by Sue Dengate. It has heaps of recipes for gluten free and low salicylates and amines and vegetarian.

     

    www.fedupwithfoodadditives.info

    I would like to give you some recipes out of it, but I'm not sure about the copyright thing.

     

    Clare.

  9. Well Heather I'm totally confused now! :unsure:

     

    I see your (USA) theraputic range is <8.0 and Aus is <0.8, but I do agree with you that Kimberlys reading looks shocking!

    Maybe Kimberly could print off my results and ask the Dr what the difference is.

     

    I'll wait for more info from you guys, no Med professionals could answer me over here anyway.

     

    Thanks guys.

  10. Hi Ronnas,

     

    That article looks facinating and the implicatons are amazing.

     

    I work in a large Emergency Dept and we have a large amount of Psych patients come through to be medically cleared before they go to the mental health dept.

    I would love a copy of this paper to give to the psych Drs.

     

    Who knows, maybe we can change the outcome for a lot of these people that may have been misdiagnosed. I know it would be like as Shrek says" getting through layers of onions" as far as making mainstream medical people look at stuff like this, but Heh I've got the next 20yrs of my working life!!

     

    Just the other day I had an adult who was embarrassed about her OCD, but when I told her my children had had it and now didn't (thanks to this site) she came out of her shell and talked about it. She described how they had put her on meds for it, but it didn't help, the OCD got worse then the side effects of the meds started.

    The poor woman was now in a vicious cycle.

    Studies like these may help to stop this, so thanks a heap.

     

    LOL

    Clare

  11. PS Caz,

     

    I did get the hair analysis done, but it was through a naturapath not a lab. I wasn't too impressed with the results. The aluminium didn't show up at all and this was done about 2 weeks after the path sample results.

     

    After parting with my $300 I got the sample results, but part of the deal was for him to monitor our progress. Of course I haven't heard from him since. It was a mail order through a Queensland based guy.

     

    You win some, you lose some!

     

    I would like to test the hair at a proper lab, apparently only one lab does it in Oz and they are in NSW. Haven't got the funds right now!

    All my kids are cruising at the mo. So I'll save my dosh!

    see ya

    Clare

  12. Hi Caz,

     

    I got a referral from my skeptical GP (Bulk Billed!) and saw an immunologist at the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne.(Bulk Billed)

     

    She was also skeptical and didn't want to give me the path slip, but I forced the issue. I think she was glad to get rid of me!!!!!!!!!! :wub:

     

    Anyway, I don't think you would have to go to that trouble. Just ask your GP for the path slip. I have to warn you they took 4 large vials of blood. It wasn't pretty holding my kids down to get it. No amount of bribery helped and even 6 months later they still bring it up accusingly. Thats why I won't be retesting.

     

    I was shocked at the results, because we live on a highway and I was sure they would have high lead levels or high mercury from the vaccinations.

     

    It never crossed my mind about the aluminium in the pots.

     

    All the other levels were fine.

     

    I have since upped their antioxident intake and hope that the levels will be excreated naturally.

  13. PS

    Peas are low in sals and amines, but contain moderate amounts of natural glutamates so are not permitted during the Failsafe eliminatin diet.

     

    It says only a few people are so sensitive that they will react to glutamates in peas.

    Vegetable haters may prefer peas served frozen, which isn't to bad because vitamins are lost during cooking.

    Failsafe cookbook- Sue Dengate pg90

  14. Hi there,

     

    about the frozen stuff, the failsafe diet says you can use frozen veg as long as they are low in sals and amines if you are on the elimination part of it.

     

    I personally cannot bring myself to use frozen stuff at all and try to source the fresh organic veg. If this is not possible for you then to do the elimination successfully, you would need to read the labels carefully and perhaps ring the manufacturers to double check the processing.

     

    In Australia, our laws permit the manufacturers to not have to list ingredients if it is less than 1% ( I Think)

    So some sensitive people do react to the processed foods even though they can't understand why, because the ingrediant doesn't legally have to be listed.

     

    If I need to double check any ingrediants that I'm sus about, I ring them up and make out that the child will have extremely severe reactions if they eat it.

    This 99% guarantees that they will tell me the truth.

    They don't like to pay out for litigation!

     

    Hope this helps

    Clare :wub:

  15. Hi there,

     

    about the frozen stuff, the failsafe diet says you can use frozen veg as long as they are low in sals and amines if you are on the elimination part of it.

     

    I personally cannot bring myself to use frozen stuff at all and try to source the fresh organic veg. If this is not possible for you then to do the elimination successfully, you would need to read the labels carefully and perhaps ring the manufacturers to double check the processing.

     

    In Australia, our laws permit the manufacturers to not have to list ingredients if it is less than 1% ( I Think)

    So some sensitive people do react to the processed foods even though they can't understand why, because the ingrediant doesn't legally have to be listed.

     

    If I need to double check any ingrediants that I'm sus about, I ring them up and make out that the child will have extremely severe reactions if they eat it.

    This 99% guarantees that they will tell me the truth.

    They don't like to pay out for litigation!

     

    Hope this helps

    Clare :wub:

  16. Hi, the cookbook states canola, safflower, sunflower and soy oils are failsafe (olive oils and all other oils are high in Sals)

    Cold pressed or expeller pressed oils are not failsafe too many sals ( except cold pressed soy).

     

    So I would assume that sesame oil is high in Sals.

     

     

    Failsafe is beginning to be more known.

    It was originally developed for ADHD kids, but Sue Dengate the author found the side effects! helped relieve all sorts of problems eg Asthma, excema, reflux, glue ear, migraines. I don't even think Sue knows about the Tic sucesses, I haven't actually contacted her about it.

     

    The main thing is she has credibility because one of the major Sydney hospitals works with her. Some of our high rating current affairs programs have run stories on her success with the elimination of the mould inhibiters in our cheap supermarket breads.

     

    Of course they still put the stuff in the bread, but I'm pretty sure that in the next couple of years and the reserch (proof) that she is gathering they may stop.

     

     

    I could go on (my personal soapbox!!!!!!!!!!!!) but I'll stop there!

     

    LOL

    Clare :wub:

  17. Hi Kimberly,

     

    I would be extremely interested in the test results. I have had no one to compare my kids results with.

     

    The Aussie theraputic values are <0.8

     

    MY kids plasma serum aluminium were

    3.0umo1/L

    2.8

    2.9

     

    This looks to me like aluminium poisoning, but no one could ever tell me properly what a dangerous reading was. I did post a few months back a site I found on the map, but I would have to look back through the posts to find it again.

     

    I changed to the pots that Chemar (aussie version) suggests and the different taste in the food is unbelievable.

     

    I haven't had the kids retested because it was so traumatic for them the first time, but I can see a marked difference with the tics. I do a lot of other preventative things with them as well. so it could be all of it making a difference.

     

    Can't wait for feedback

    Clare :wub:

  18. efgh,

     

    Normal bananas are moderate in amines- no salicylates.

    Sugar bananas(lady fingers) are high in Salicylates and amines

     

    Sesame seeds are High in salicylates and amines

     

    If people are avoiding these foods, it is probably because they are sensitive to them, and could contribute to exacerbation of tics.

     

    I don't think that any of us have tried both the Feingold and the failsafe diets to compare them.

     

    I know Jeff has had a lot of experience with Feingold and Marina from Aus has been doing Failsafe for about 10 yrs.

     

    Perhaps you could do a comparison and start a new thread.

     

    Hope this helps

    Ausclare.

  19. Hi Evangelia,

     

    I think you should start a new thread on the drugs, stress and pregnancy query. It would be interesting to see if there are links.

     

    I didn't have the drugs, but I had a lot of stress with my middle pregnancy. My grandmother was dying during my fifth month and there were a lot of family issues with heaps of anger. A lot of this had to do with my father.

     

    When my son was born, he would start crying if he heard my fathers voice. Even now 8 yrs later they are still wary of each other. This child is the worst out of the lot with the food allergies and had really bad reflux. :blink:

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