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3/7/07 12:34 P

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Ah, shucks, thanks Dot!! I do what I can with what I have. I never even thought of the dog being GF!! My God, that dog too?? Not sure if I could have handled that. I guess it's possible for them to get it too as they sure seem to get everything else we do: diabetes, glucoma, epilopsy etc. My beloved pet is now gone to Rainbow Bridge (last June) and I miss her terribly. She was an amazing pet. I have a new dog now and although I love her, I don't feel like I've bonded with her quite the way I did with the first one. I'm glad for the first one that I finally was able to clear her skin condition for her. It didn't seem to bother her, but it sure didn't look nice and I'm sure she was thrilled not to have to push so hard to have a poop (nugget).

Anyway, ttyl.

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3/7/07 11:05 A

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I tried finding old posts and it was impossible.
There is not search within a forum.
I think I posted details of Muscle Resistance testing awhile ago. Yes Dots, what you described is one method.
If you google, you'll find lots of sites discrediting it. I asked my naturopath about this. He said they use untrained people for the tests. He is an MD whose practice is Integrative Medicine and not as a primary care physician. I've had immense success with him.
I'll quote from a website the description of Vega (Electrodermal) testing:
' The Vega testing measures electrical conductivity across the skin at acupuncture points. A mild voltage is applied with a hand electrode over an acupuncture point on the finger or toe while the patient holds another electrode to complete the circuit. The conductivity is measured as part of a Wheatstone bridge circuit.
The Vega Machine is useful in assessing the following:or:
food sensitivities & intolerances
environmental sensitivities & intolerances
airborne sensitivities
organ weaknesses
potential harmful reactions from both medications
mineral deficiencies
vitamin deficiencies
potential infectious agents '


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3/7/07 8:45 A

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Hi Pye. When I googled about flax yesterday I read that you shouldn't heat flax oil because it alters the nutrition of it. Not sure you're doing that, but thought I'd pass that info on to anyone else reading.

And my golden retriever was fat looking despite 2x/day daily exercise. My lab got the same, and she seemed fine. Ginger also has arthritis bad and takes Rymadil. Wish I'd known then what I know now.

Anyway, her tummy was tight as a drum. She had itchy skin prone to infection. At one point it looked like she had mange. She also had frequent ear infections. After my diagnosis I got on the celiac listserv and someone there mentioned making sure their dog got gluten free food so she wouldn't have to touch it and get accidently contaminated. I balked (newbie: I hadn't yet got rid of my toaster yet either!) and put it in the back of my mind. A few months later, someone posted an article by a vet (now in my blog) and celiac. The light went on!

I went to Petsmart and got her Dick Van Patten's non-allergenic food (no gluten). And now her tummy is svelte! Her skin is better. I'll see this summer if her ear infections are less (humidity and swimming don't help!). I'm SO glad I know this now! It made all the difference.

So I believe in the oil, too. I don't use flax, but I did buy some oil supplement I put on their food. And now they take vitamins, too. Good going Pye!

Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 3/7/2007 (08:47)
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3/7/07 8:28 A

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Hi Nomad,
Well, I googled and I saw lots about lignans and estrogen - and you're right, it's something to watch around pregnancy, but that's about it. It's pretty good stuff as you said.

I also saw one site who sold 550mg caps and that it would take 14 of those to equal 1T of flax oil. Flax meal also seems safer and less likely to have been compromised by heat than the oil. Therefore fresher is better and grinding just before use is better. I've been using preground flaxmeal from Bob's Red Mill. It's found in the refrigerator at my local health food store ... I'll have to find out if it's trucked in a refrigerated truck. Stability seems okay in the whole seed, but it goes bad quickly. Ugh. One more thing to do in the kitchen with all that veggie chopping!

Along the same thinking, a woman who worked at the health store also steered me to a particular brand of probiotic because she KNEW it was trucked in a refrigerated truck and therefore it likely had more alive bacterias. It was pricier of course. But why buy something that's inert?!

I'm not very familiar with vega testing ... is that the same as muscle resistance testing? I had a neighbor chiropracter have me hold up my arms and press down on them once at a party ... said I was going to have circulatory problems (I'm fat - who wouldn't?!) in the future. I never followed up with care, but I was "ignernt" back then in my 20s. I'm more open now.

I'm like you and tend to not take pills. I just bought a bunch of Co-enzyme Q10 for my heart cause of my heart palpitations, and they're just sitting up there. I take them when I remember, and hope something is better than nothing.

Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 3/7/2007 (08:29)
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oops. computer froze. duplicate post.

Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 3/7/2007 (08:30)
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3/7/07 8:17 A

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Hi ladies. I also use flaxseed oil. I use it when cooking sometimes instead of olive oil. I eat flaxseed bread too. I bought a very large bottle of it a couple years ago to put on the dogs food. This was to cure her constipation and give her coat a shine. Not only did it cure the dogs constipation,it also cleared up a rash on her tummy she had ever since we got her. I figure the rash was from toxins from her being so constipated all the time. Between the vet and I, we tried everything under the sun to cure the dog's constipation and nothing worked, same with the rash. Once I started giving her the flax seed oil on her food, the constipation and rash both cleared up. I have a new dog now and I occasionally give her the flax seed oil on her food and she apparently loves the taste!

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3/7/07 12:48 A

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Hi Dots,
Flaxseed is healthy for a number of reasons. Using it like you and I do is beneficial. I think the issue is when it is concentrated in capsules and taking it 3 x day that might be an issue.
When I use the muscle resitance testing on the capsules, it is still positive (good) but I'm just not inclined to take it. Weird.

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Gosh Nomad, I did not google flaxseed. And I usually Google everything! This post was in the thyroid forum from another poster, not me.

Like you, I also use flaxmeal as a supplement on top of yogurt, in mushroom/vegetable/turkey mixtures I concoct on the stove for lunch (added AFTER cooking), or flax oil in my Good Season's Italian dressing.

I've never ever read anything about rising estrogen/hormones and flaxmeal -- you've got me intrigued though, so off I'll go to Google it now.

Thanks for your thoughts.

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Dots,
Did you google Flaxseed before taking it? Have you discussed this with your doctor.
I use ground flax seed in my bread. I have a bottle of flax seed oil (1000mg)in my fridge that reaching expiry it's been there so long. I think I took only a few before abandoning it. I do this spontaneously when I just foregt about it like my body is telling me I don't need it(confirmed by my Naturopath thruough Vega testing).
The main reason for taking it seems to be for Omega 3 Fatty Acids. There is this quote:
'Some doctors say that pregnant women should avoid flaxseed oil and/or flax seed supplements as they can have an effect upon estrogen and hormones.'
Someone on this forum recommended against Flax seed for this reason (PCOS?).
Now I use a Wild Salmon Oil supplement since good fresh fish is not readily available to me.
Barb

Edited by: GFNOMAD at: 3/6/2007 (21:17)
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3/6/07 7:33 P

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This was posted in the thyroid forum. She takes 1-1000mg pill with each meal, so 3x/day. Does anyone have any thoughts I could relay to her? (She's had her gallbladder out.):


"OK, so I have been taking the flaxseed oil with Omega 3 fatty acids for a week now (as recommended in the thyroid diet book) and well.... heres my question.

Has anyone else noticed that when you go poo it leaves an oily sheen in the potty and on your hiney? Gross I lknow but there it is. Also have you noticed any benefits to it? I was researching and it said you will notice benefits anywhere from 3 days to 6 weeks after starting it. If you have, what have you noticed different."

Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 3/6/2007 (19:34)
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