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IgG vs. IgE Allergies

Saturday, February 08, 2014

IgE allergies are the allergies we always worry about because they can cause runny nose, watery eyes, itchy eyes or nose, nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, hives and anaphylactic shock. They are caused by the IgE antibody. It can take up to two weeks for the body to make an antibody for a specific allergen. The antibodies also cause histamines to be produced, which are the cause of the allergy symptoms such as itching and inflammation.

IgG allergies are the food sensitivities. IgG allergies can result in headaches, hyperactivity, nausea, bloating, fatigue, mood changes, dark circles under the eye and even seizures. They can happen quickly or be delayed days after the food is consumed. The elimination of foods that are your specific IgG allergen may bring about significant improvements in IBS, ADHD, arthritis and other problems.

On Monday, my son and I are taking the tests to determine our IgG and IgE allergens and food sensitivities. I have been looking forward to this doctor's visit since September - what is this? Canada? I've been waiting FOREVER!!!
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Hopefully I'll have the answers I've been waiting for soon! I brushed up on my IgE and IgG on this website: http://thewholejourney.com/differences-bet
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Enjoy!
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GENRE009 2/15/2014 11:04PM

    It is very scary having allergies that seem this dangerous. Mean while I would cut out diary, grain, nuts, wheat-sauces-ketchup, soy. Then I would try to put them back in one at a time to see which ones it could be. Your child should also stay away from processed foods, fast food, and non-nutrient foods, & sugary deserts these trigger asthma. I know I can't eat foods with preservatives in them. My one niece has a lot of allergies, but she never eats vegetables. And some gums & candy trigger me too, from the chemicals in them. I also drink almond milk, but that's only if your child doesn't have a nut allergy. if they turn out to have a gluten allergy, even gluten free food aren't good cause they have too much fats, salt, and sugar. I think you can substitute whole barley, and that would just healthy for breakfast. My ADHD symptoms no longer are showing up. And I eat the omegas at every meal almost. They are the healthy fats.They help with anti-oxidants & inflammation. they are-salmon & sardines, 1 hand full of almonds only, avocadoes, ground flax, & olive oil. My kitty cat had secures, and they stopped when I had her start taking chia seeds in a little liquid almost daily. It absorb the acid in the stomach. So being on a anti-inflammatory died helps against allergies. getting away from drinking a lot of juices, because it sets the body up for acid. and meals that are tomato based must have some form of fat in them also.Take care, and good luck. eva

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FINDINGBOBBIE 2/10/2014 10:00AM

    I wish you two the best of luck with your tests.

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This is Reality

Thursday, January 30, 2014

I had a doctor's appointment Tuesday morning and weighed in before it so I could tell them at the office what my scale said :) That way I only have to divulge my "naked" weight...hey! Those 3 pounds count!!!

So I found out I have no medical reason, supposedly, for my weight gain or lack of ability to lose weight. Bummer. At least I would have something to work with. Instead, I'm just having trouble losing weight. It's like I have to purge, cleanse, and be in the zone to lose weight, or I'll just stay the same. There's no gray area, there's no "small steps." There's only being perfect - perfect in food choices and quantities, perfect in hitting over 30 cardio minutes a day. When I was last "in the zone" and I was losing, I spent an hour at the gym every day in addition to other cardio I did - walking/running to the gym, to the store, to the post office. 6 days a week. And the 7th day the girls and I would have "fun cardio" -walking to a playground or walking the mall. Life was so much easier then. No school or activities.

These days I'm planning or preparing for basketball, cheerleading, gymnastics, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Bible study or school activities. I have less leisure time, though I actually have more leisure time, because all 3 kids are in school now. I'm just so tired that I waste time. If I sit down, I don't want to get up!

Today I had cramps and my feet and legs were hurting a lot, so I spent too much time on the couch, but at least I'm trying to check in to SparkPeople and planning for Girl Scouts. Yesterday was the day I ordered our troop's Girl Scout cookies. I ordered like over 1700 boxes of cookies yesterday! My troop is kickin' patootie!!!

It's so past time for bed. I need to start getting to bed earlier. Yeah, right...
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Keep smilin', keep shinin', knowing you can always count on me, for sure! That's what friends are for!!!

  
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GENRE009 2/2/2014 9:49PM

    Hey when I worked my job required that I be in great shape to stay hyper for 8 hours, so I worked at the gym for an 1 1/2 every day to get the endurance up & stability. So, her's what I will tell you, your exercise routine is what your body is used too, and you don't have to work that hard for an hour everyday. if you get muscle aches try eating healthy fats at every meal like the omega's( Salmon, sardines, olive oil, ground flax. 1/4-avocado, almonds( only a handful daily). See if this helps you. it takes down your belly fat also. fat pulls fat.
if you do very Briefly give up grain, pastas, breads, dairy & fruit, but still take those vitamins, you can quickly drop weight in enormous amounts. That's what a Holistic doctor told me in his idea of me giving up regular foods, he told me the toxins were keeping me heavier & were making me sickly. then when you go back to them in 2-3 weeks you'll feel better,. Yet you are sup[pose to go back to organic , not the pestice chemically laced foods that are throwing us into allergies. Hope this helps. eva

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LISA4137 2/1/2014 10:54PM

    Strive for consistency instead of perfection. emoticon

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RACHELLELP 1/31/2014 9:00AM

    Y'all ROCK! Thanks so much for the encouragement!!! I am blessed with having blood pressure, insulin, cholesterol and everything else within range. I AM BLESSED!!! I'll emoticon because emoticon !!! emoticon when we lean on eachother for support!!! emoticon !!!!

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FINDINGBOBBIE 1/31/2014 6:18AM

    emoticon Now that you know what you have to do, and you know what works for you, you can do this again!!!

You got this!!!

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SUNSET09 1/31/2014 12:56AM

  We are all accountible for our actions and emoticon ! Just think, isn't it a blessing that there is no health reason?!?!? Count it all joy! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon It's almost like that couch is pushing you off of it!

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A Timely SparkComment

Thursday, January 23, 2014

I had a comment on my SparkPage today from LocoLinda:

"Three of the most powerful words in the English language are 'I AM RESPONSIBLE.' It's tough to do, but when the day comes that you can say those words, believe them, and mean them, it will be the most liberating moment of your life. Taking responsibility for all of your results, for better or for worse, is taking back your power to create results in your life."

Taking responsibility is taking back your power in your life.

My power. In my life.

I have power? I CAN HAVE POWER!!!

Locolinda is FAR from loco! She is so right! I am not taking responsibility, and I've given away my power. I just opened my hand and let the wind carry it away, to whoever wanted it.

Uh, now I have to figure out how to get it back. I'm thinking... Hmmm... I'll blog about that tomorrow!

Have you lost your power? Have you not taken responsibility? Join me while I work through this, and reclaim my lost power. How are you going to reclaim yours? I think those of us who have lost our power might have circumstances that are as unique as we are!

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MINISANDY 1/28/2014 7:01PM

    Enjoyed reading your blog.


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RACHELLELP 1/23/2014 10:45AM

    I started as soon as I rose. I put away 10 things (seems miniscule, but it's a start!!! And FlyLady says to work in small batches - I always get overwhelmed!). Then I skipped the coffee - I. SKIPPED. COFFEE!!! It's not just coffee, but homemade lattes with 2% milk and Sugar in the Raw or brown sugar. Those coffees were putting me over the calories all the time. And I'm having a healthy smoothie with greens (The Dr. Oz breakfast cleansing smoothie).

Yes, Locomotive Linda, YOU SPOKE TO ME! And isn't that what SparkPeople is all about?
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SUNSET09 1/23/2014 5:06AM

  We are responsible as it is no one else journey but ours! emoticon emoticon emoticon We are more than conquerors! emoticon emoticon

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IMLOCOLINDA 1/23/2014 3:37AM

    Thanks!! loco is short for locomotive-I was a locomotive electrician and then a locomotive foreman in diesel shops for the BNSF Railroad...so yes, I am a bit crazy..but loco is for locomotive. I'm so glad the quote spoke to you.

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YMWONG22 1/23/2014 1:51AM

  You are absolutely right. Lets do something about it and reclaim each of our power and control over our lives.
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Thank you.

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What to do when you're paralyzed with wait and worry?

Thursday, August 02, 2012

My friends,

We just spent several thousand dollars for me to get my teaching certificate. (I already have a bachelors in Biology.) I've applied to almost every school district in a 30 mile radius - and a couple of private schools - and my phone has yet to ring. I have faith that my Father has something wonderful in store for me, but yet I still sit around, paralyzed with "wait" and "worry." A watched pot never boils, so why am I waiting for the phone to ring? I have to be proactive, and then let the chips fall where they may.

1. Keep the communication channel open with my Father. I'm not willing to be miserable just to secure any ol' position!
2. With all the online applications these days, you can go back and check your applications and make sure you've dotted all the Is and crossed all the Ts. I didn't put my maiden name on one of them, so my mailed transcripts might not have made it into my file!
3. Make any phone calls necessary and get the mail out. Get all the paperwork done I can.
4. Back away from the computer! Go have a good time out in the sunshine to reduce the anxiety instead of turning to food.

I realize that I've been bringing my 3 kids down with me. I want them to have a fabulous summer so I'm not going to let wait and worry bog us down anymore! I hope you all have a wonderful summer!
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I think I'll go geocacheing tomorrow!

  
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DAYSPRING-STAR 8/2/2012 10:41PM

    You have a great attitude and are doing all the things you need to be. My daughter starts her student teaching later this month and will graduate with an Early Childhood Education degree in December. She is concerned about the job market as are so many people. I tell her to take one step at a time and enjoy the journey. Sometimes the path to our destination is not straight but takes us through beautiful scenery. I will keep you in my prayers. emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 8/2/2012 9:29PM

    Have fun! I am positive everything will turn out just right!

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RACHELLELP 8/2/2012 8:37PM

    Thank you for the replies and prayers! I have been looking into subbing. A couple of my friends turned the long-term sub position into a full time position.
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OFFICIALOLDY 8/2/2012 8:24PM

    I am a retired teacher and I remember how hard it was at this time of the year without a position. I've been there a number of times. Some districts will put off hiring until the last minute; I've known a number of people hired just days before school began. I'll be praying you get a job whenever it's meant to be.

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SERENEART 8/2/2012 8:05PM

    You will get there... in the meantime. Just breathe. emoticon

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IMAVISION 8/2/2012 7:52PM

    In your position I would begin by praising & thanking my Abba Father (Creator God) for the position He has planned for me.

And any time a seed of doubt or concern tried to plant itself in my thoughts, I would immediately reject that thought & replace it with a reminder of Godís promise to meet all my needs. Next I would claim verses from the Word of God to back that truth.

God bless you with peace as you wait on His timing to unfold what He has for your employment.

Ima


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USMAWIFE 8/2/2012 7:46PM

    Praying you get a position soon. Have you applied also for substiute positions just in case?

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FENWAYGIRL18 8/2/2012 7:46PM

    Keep the faith it will happen for you, for now enjoy your summer with your kids, they grow so fast.... Good Luck and have FUN! emoticon

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What to do when you're sick?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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Use this as an opportunity to stop smoking!!! What's the point of eating well and exercising if you aren't going to stop smoking? As a quitter of many years, I can say this!!!!

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Get out for some fresh air - even if you have to drive to find it!

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Drink lots of fluids!

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Make your own cough syrup! Sweat some onions or garlic (my pick) over low heat. Pour in several tablespoons of honey. Add a sprinkle of cayenne. Make enough to have 2 teaspoons as needed. No worries about overdosing!!!

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Stop doing everything yourself - either delegate or it'll wait!

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Stretch or do some yoga to keep your body relaxed and fluid :)

Hope we all feel better!
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