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 Post subject: Nutrition and diet
PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 1:08 am 
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Location: saskatchewan, canada
I just had to start this topic. I am pleased to see others are interested in the role healthy eating and natural products play in ones overall health. I thought I'd share with you some of the other info I enjoy reading. I enjoy reading topics from the "waldorf" philosophy of homeschooling. I am not entirely "waldorf" in my teaching philosophy, but find the emphasis on overall body-mind-spirit health quite appealing. A lot of the focus of waldorf is nutrition, and encorporates other ideas such as yoga, and reiki. You do not need to homeschool to enjoy the topics discussed on this site in relation to "well being". The following article I found interesting, as it discussed the important role of fruit (vitamin c and bioflavonoids) in the role of "strengthening capillaries"...something those of us with allergic loved ones may find interesting...and the recommendation is to eat more raw fruit...nothing too wacky or contraversial. Others have commented on how their "allergic symptoms" worsen around menstarion times.

http://www.waldorfhomeschoolers.com/menstruation.htm

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 11:11 pm 
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Location: saskatchewan, canada
That article made a brief reference to allergies and vitamin c. It sparked my interest and I googled it. A lot of info came up.

http://www.mothernature.com/Library/Boo ... /10/29.cfm

http://allergies.about.com/cs/vitaminc/a/aa022601a.htm

http://allergies.about.com/cs/vitaminc/ ... 30703b.htm

Seems like vitamin c to help with allergies, eczema, and asthma is a lot more common than I ever expected.

The "mothernature" article was written quite specifically why vitamin c and bioflavanoids might help. I found it quite interesting.

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 4:18 pm 
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Location: Canada
While we're on the vitamin C topic---vitamin C is one of those vitamins that is not heat stable. (I learned this from one of the nutritionists at the Specialty Food Shop in Toronto.) So, yes, raw fruits and vegetables are likely to have more vitamin C than cooked (unfortunately for those of us with oral allergy syndrome).


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 10:07 pm 
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Location: Milton, Ontario
Hi Saskmommy & Helen, I've copied those links and will look at them, when I'm not so sleepy-eyed :wink: It sounds very interesting. Cheers. Brycesmom.


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 Post subject: Probiotics
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 10:07 pm 
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Location: saskatchewan, canada
I have been looking into probiotics lately. Mostly, I have had reoccuring bladder infections at the rate of about once every 3 months for the past 8 years!!! The need for the constant dose of antibiotics, concerned me that my own "natural flora" was being diminished which made reinfection easy for bad bacteria.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Probiotics

Natural probiotics are commonly found in yogurt, which we do not eat...and our only soy yogurt is made on equip shared with dairy and questionable about its safety.

Anyways, I have been taking probiotics for a few months and I am overdue for a BI. While looking into them for BI, I came across a lot of info about their benefits to allergy/eczema and asthma.

Quote:
Reducing Inflammation: LAB foods and supplements have been found to modulate inflammatory and hypersensitivity responses, an observation thought to be at least in part due to the regulation of cytokine function [4]. Clinical studies suggest that they can prevent reoccurrences of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in adults, [4] as well as improve milk allergies [10] and decrease the risk of atopic eczema in children.[11]


Anyone else have info on probiotics and allergies?

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 10:19 pm 
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Location: saskatchewan, canada
Okay, I just found some more info myself.

http://allergies.about.com/cs/treatment ... 010704.htm

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healtholog ... ?id=605258

The probiotics seem to go hand in hand with the hygene hypothesis.

Also, I found some info on other vital nutrients

http://www.blackmores.com.au/news/news_ ... 02&art=533

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:50 pm 
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Location: saskatchewan, canada
I found a link to a site about what specific vitamins actually do in your body and what foods they are found in. It is a .org (not for profit) address so it is info...not anyone trying to sell vitamins. Once again, help with allergies is listed for vitamin c.

http://www.vitamins-nutrition.org/vitam ... index.html

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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