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ColbysMom
03-15-2009, 02:49 AM
My son is 6 months old and has been put on Zantac only for the "absorbtion of enzymes." He never spits up. I personally do not like the long term effects of zantac and my Dr. has assured me that he needs to continue to take it. Does anyone know if there is a more natural supplement for the absorbtion of enzymes? Or do you know if Zantac is something they want the CF patients to be on there whole life?

I just feel the less drugs and side effects the better for him!

Thanks!

ColbysMom
03-15-2009, 02:49 AM
My son is 6 months old and has been put on Zantac only for the "absorbtion of enzymes." He never spits up. I personally do not like the long term effects of zantac and my Dr. has assured me that he needs to continue to take it. Does anyone know if there is a more natural supplement for the absorbtion of enzymes? Or do you know if Zantac is something they want the CF patients to be on there whole life?

I just feel the less drugs and side effects the better for him!

Thanks!

ColbysMom
03-15-2009, 02:49 AM
My son is 6 months old and has been put on Zantac only for the "absorbtion of enzymes." He never spits up. I personally do not like the long term effects of zantac and my Dr. has assured me that he needs to continue to take it. Does anyone know if there is a more natural supplement for the absorbtion of enzymes? Or do you know if Zantac is something they want the CF patients to be on there whole life?

I just feel the less drugs and side effects the better for him!

Thanks!

ColbysMom
03-15-2009, 02:49 AM
My son is 6 months old and has been put on Zantac only for the "absorbtion of enzymes." He never spits up. I personally do not like the long term effects of zantac and my Dr. has assured me that he needs to continue to take it. Does anyone know if there is a more natural supplement for the absorbtion of enzymes? Or do you know if Zantac is something they want the CF patients to be on there whole life?

I just feel the less drugs and side effects the better for him!

Thanks!

ColbysMom
03-15-2009, 02:49 AM
My son is 6 months old and has been put on Zantac only for the "absorbtion of enzymes." He never spits up. I personally do not like the long term effects of zantac and my Dr. has assured me that he needs to continue to take it. Does anyone know if there is a more natural supplement for the absorbtion of enzymes? Or do you know if Zantac is something they want the CF patients to be on there whole life?
<br />
<br />I just feel the less drugs and side effects the better for him!
<br />
<br />Thanks!

ehtansky21
03-16-2009, 02:42 AM
Hi Colby's Mom,
I actually started the same thread a couple years back...type in zantac alternative in the advanced search and you should find it...
Ethan Sky is on Prevacid now, but we were able to use Apple Cider Vinegar for a long time to increase the efficacy of his enzymes.
Caleb is yet to be on an acid reducer and I am sure it is because we are using the Apple Cider Vinegar for him too.

Is Colby actually having issues gaining weight???
I have been helped greatly here in finding some alternatives that have worked wonderfully for my boys.

Please PM if you have any questions!!!

Blessings,
Missa

ehtansky21
03-16-2009, 02:42 AM
Hi Colby's Mom,
I actually started the same thread a couple years back...type in zantac alternative in the advanced search and you should find it...
Ethan Sky is on Prevacid now, but we were able to use Apple Cider Vinegar for a long time to increase the efficacy of his enzymes.
Caleb is yet to be on an acid reducer and I am sure it is because we are using the Apple Cider Vinegar for him too.

Is Colby actually having issues gaining weight???
I have been helped greatly here in finding some alternatives that have worked wonderfully for my boys.

Please PM if you have any questions!!!

Blessings,
Missa

ehtansky21
03-16-2009, 02:42 AM
Hi Colby's Mom,
I actually started the same thread a couple years back...type in zantac alternative in the advanced search and you should find it...
Ethan Sky is on Prevacid now, but we were able to use Apple Cider Vinegar for a long time to increase the efficacy of his enzymes.
Caleb is yet to be on an acid reducer and I am sure it is because we are using the Apple Cider Vinegar for him too.

Is Colby actually having issues gaining weight???
I have been helped greatly here in finding some alternatives that have worked wonderfully for my boys.

Please PM if you have any questions!!!

Blessings,
Missa

ehtansky21
03-16-2009, 02:42 AM
Hi Colby's Mom,
I actually started the same thread a couple years back...type in zantac alternative in the advanced search and you should find it...
Ethan Sky is on Prevacid now, but we were able to use Apple Cider Vinegar for a long time to increase the efficacy of his enzymes.
Caleb is yet to be on an acid reducer and I am sure it is because we are using the Apple Cider Vinegar for him too.

Is Colby actually having issues gaining weight???
I have been helped greatly here in finding some alternatives that have worked wonderfully for my boys.

Please PM if you have any questions!!!

Blessings,
Missa

ehtansky21
03-16-2009, 02:42 AM
Hi Colby's Mom,
<br />I actually started the same thread a couple years back...type in zantac alternative in the advanced search and you should find it...
<br />Ethan Sky is on Prevacid now, but we were able to use Apple Cider Vinegar for a long time to increase the efficacy of his enzymes.
<br />Caleb is yet to be on an acid reducer and I am sure it is because we are using the Apple Cider Vinegar for him too.
<br />
<br />Is Colby actually having issues gaining weight???
<br />I have been helped greatly here in finding some alternatives that have worked wonderfully for my boys.
<br />
<br />Please PM if you have any questions!!!
<br />
<br />Blessings,
<br />Missa

MicheleGazelle
03-16-2009, 03:29 AM
Zantac reduces the amount of acid your stomach produces. I have worked on reducing acidity primarily with diet. I was eventually able to get off enzymes. I now suspect that part of why I was able to get off enzymes is because of reducing acidity. My CF doctor told me that pancreacarb had sodium bicarbonate in it to counteract acidity because the acidity could destroy the enzymes before they had a chance to work. That's part of why I recently began thinking that getting my acidity under control is part of why I was able to get off enzymes. And I wonder if the excess acidity that people with CF are prone to is part of why they need enzymes to begin with -- that maybe the high acidity destroys what enzymes they do produce.

One study found that people with CF purge sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) at higher rates than normal. Bicarb is a natural antacid. One approach I have taken is to increase consumption of foods leavened with baking soda and decrease consumption of foods leavened with yeast. Sea salt also helps correct excess acidity and has become important to my diet. I have also found that it helps to skew my diet towards more alkaline foods, like apples, watermelon, corn, and lettuce. For a year or more, I had a big helping of lettuce 4 to 6 days a week. If I skipped it too many days in a row, my stomach would become a mess. I read somewhere that lettuce is the best food for making you more alkaline and that cucumbers and celery are also strongly alkaline foods. I don't tolerate cucumbers too well but I am fine with lettuce. So I did a lot of lettuce for a time.

HTH and good luck with this.

MicheleGazelle
03-16-2009, 03:29 AM
Zantac reduces the amount of acid your stomach produces. I have worked on reducing acidity primarily with diet. I was eventually able to get off enzymes. I now suspect that part of why I was able to get off enzymes is because of reducing acidity. My CF doctor told me that pancreacarb had sodium bicarbonate in it to counteract acidity because the acidity could destroy the enzymes before they had a chance to work. That's part of why I recently began thinking that getting my acidity under control is part of why I was able to get off enzymes. And I wonder if the excess acidity that people with CF are prone to is part of why they need enzymes to begin with -- that maybe the high acidity destroys what enzymes they do produce.

One study found that people with CF purge sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) at higher rates than normal. Bicarb is a natural antacid. One approach I have taken is to increase consumption of foods leavened with baking soda and decrease consumption of foods leavened with yeast. Sea salt also helps correct excess acidity and has become important to my diet. I have also found that it helps to skew my diet towards more alkaline foods, like apples, watermelon, corn, and lettuce. For a year or more, I had a big helping of lettuce 4 to 6 days a week. If I skipped it too many days in a row, my stomach would become a mess. I read somewhere that lettuce is the best food for making you more alkaline and that cucumbers and celery are also strongly alkaline foods. I don't tolerate cucumbers too well but I am fine with lettuce. So I did a lot of lettuce for a time.

HTH and good luck with this.

MicheleGazelle
03-16-2009, 03:29 AM
Zantac reduces the amount of acid your stomach produces. I have worked on reducing acidity primarily with diet. I was eventually able to get off enzymes. I now suspect that part of why I was able to get off enzymes is because of reducing acidity. My CF doctor told me that pancreacarb had sodium bicarbonate in it to counteract acidity because the acidity could destroy the enzymes before they had a chance to work. That's part of why I recently began thinking that getting my acidity under control is part of why I was able to get off enzymes. And I wonder if the excess acidity that people with CF are prone to is part of why they need enzymes to begin with -- that maybe the high acidity destroys what enzymes they do produce.

One study found that people with CF purge sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) at higher rates than normal. Bicarb is a natural antacid. One approach I have taken is to increase consumption of foods leavened with baking soda and decrease consumption of foods leavened with yeast. Sea salt also helps correct excess acidity and has become important to my diet. I have also found that it helps to skew my diet towards more alkaline foods, like apples, watermelon, corn, and lettuce. For a year or more, I had a big helping of lettuce 4 to 6 days a week. If I skipped it too many days in a row, my stomach would become a mess. I read somewhere that lettuce is the best food for making you more alkaline and that cucumbers and celery are also strongly alkaline foods. I don't tolerate cucumbers too well but I am fine with lettuce. So I did a lot of lettuce for a time.

HTH and good luck with this.

MicheleGazelle
03-16-2009, 03:29 AM
Zantac reduces the amount of acid your stomach produces. I have worked on reducing acidity primarily with diet. I was eventually able to get off enzymes. I now suspect that part of why I was able to get off enzymes is because of reducing acidity. My CF doctor told me that pancreacarb had sodium bicarbonate in it to counteract acidity because the acidity could destroy the enzymes before they had a chance to work. That's part of why I recently began thinking that getting my acidity under control is part of why I was able to get off enzymes. And I wonder if the excess acidity that people with CF are prone to is part of why they need enzymes to begin with -- that maybe the high acidity destroys what enzymes they do produce.

One study found that people with CF purge sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) at higher rates than normal. Bicarb is a natural antacid. One approach I have taken is to increase consumption of foods leavened with baking soda and decrease consumption of foods leavened with yeast. Sea salt also helps correct excess acidity and has become important to my diet. I have also found that it helps to skew my diet towards more alkaline foods, like apples, watermelon, corn, and lettuce. For a year or more, I had a big helping of lettuce 4 to 6 days a week. If I skipped it too many days in a row, my stomach would become a mess. I read somewhere that lettuce is the best food for making you more alkaline and that cucumbers and celery are also strongly alkaline foods. I don't tolerate cucumbers too well but I am fine with lettuce. So I did a lot of lettuce for a time.

HTH and good luck with this.

MicheleGazelle
03-16-2009, 03:29 AM
Zantac reduces the amount of acid your stomach produces. I have worked on reducing acidity primarily with diet. I was eventually able to get off enzymes. I now suspect that part of why I was able to get off enzymes is because of reducing acidity. My CF doctor told me that pancreacarb had sodium bicarbonate in it to counteract acidity because the acidity could destroy the enzymes before they had a chance to work. That's part of why I recently began thinking that getting my acidity under control is part of why I was able to get off enzymes. And I wonder if the excess acidity that people with CF are prone to is part of why they need enzymes to begin with -- that maybe the high acidity destroys what enzymes they do produce.
<br />
<br />One study found that people with CF purge sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) at higher rates than normal. Bicarb is a natural antacid. One approach I have taken is to increase consumption of foods leavened with baking soda and decrease consumption of foods leavened with yeast. Sea salt also helps correct excess acidity and has become important to my diet. I have also found that it helps to skew my diet towards more alkaline foods, like apples, watermelon, corn, and lettuce. For a year or more, I had a big helping of lettuce 4 to 6 days a week. If I skipped it too many days in a row, my stomach would become a mess. I read somewhere that lettuce is the best food for making you more alkaline and that cucumbers and celery are also strongly alkaline foods. I don't tolerate cucumbers too well but I am fine with lettuce. So I did a lot of lettuce for a time.
<br />
<br />HTH and good luck with this.

ColbysMom
03-16-2009, 07:24 PM
Wow...thanks for the help guys!! I am really going to look into the Apple Cider Vinegar. How do you know the amounts to give them? And is it twice a day also?

My son is just 6 months old and weighs 16 pounds! He has NEVER had a problem gaining weight once he was started on enzymes at 3 weeks. So I would like to give him an alternate to zantac to help with the acid level!

I appreciate all your help!

Jessica

ColbysMom
03-16-2009, 07:24 PM
Wow...thanks for the help guys!! I am really going to look into the Apple Cider Vinegar. How do you know the amounts to give them? And is it twice a day also?

My son is just 6 months old and weighs 16 pounds! He has NEVER had a problem gaining weight once he was started on enzymes at 3 weeks. So I would like to give him an alternate to zantac to help with the acid level!

I appreciate all your help!

Jessica

ColbysMom
03-16-2009, 07:24 PM
Wow...thanks for the help guys!! I am really going to look into the Apple Cider Vinegar. How do you know the amounts to give them? And is it twice a day also?

My son is just 6 months old and weighs 16 pounds! He has NEVER had a problem gaining weight once he was started on enzymes at 3 weeks. So I would like to give him an alternate to zantac to help with the acid level!

I appreciate all your help!

Jessica

ColbysMom
03-16-2009, 07:24 PM
Wow...thanks for the help guys!! I am really going to look into the Apple Cider Vinegar. How do you know the amounts to give them? And is it twice a day also?

My son is just 6 months old and weighs 16 pounds! He has NEVER had a problem gaining weight once he was started on enzymes at 3 weeks. So I would like to give him an alternate to zantac to help with the acid level!

I appreciate all your help!

Jessica

ColbysMom
03-16-2009, 07:24 PM
Wow...thanks for the help guys!! I am really going to look into the Apple Cider Vinegar. How do you know the amounts to give them? And is it twice a day also?
<br />
<br />My son is just 6 months old and weighs 16 pounds! He has NEVER had a problem gaining weight once he was started on enzymes at 3 weeks. So I would like to give him an alternate to zantac to help with the acid level!
<br />
<br />I appreciate all your help!
<br />
<br />Jessica

ehtansky21
03-16-2009, 08:48 PM
If he is gaining weight fine, then that would indicate that his enzymes are working great and he does not have an acidic tummy.
i think docs often just prescribe the same thing to everybody, no matter if they have symptoms or not.
i basically just started out with a very small amount to make sure the kids thought it was "edible" and then just worked my way up. Both boys get about 1 teaspoon 2 times a day. It is said to have so many health benefits besides acid reducer, so even if colby does not reallly have any acid issues, it won't hurt him.

MICHELLE...thanks so much for reminding me about the yeast vs baking soda thing....i have been looking for a good no yeast recipes because I know it is best...but I couldn't remember why..

blessings,
Missa

ehtansky21
03-16-2009, 08:48 PM
If he is gaining weight fine, then that would indicate that his enzymes are working great and he does not have an acidic tummy.
i think docs often just prescribe the same thing to everybody, no matter if they have symptoms or not.
i basically just started out with a very small amount to make sure the kids thought it was "edible" and then just worked my way up. Both boys get about 1 teaspoon 2 times a day. It is said to have so many health benefits besides acid reducer, so even if colby does not reallly have any acid issues, it won't hurt him.

MICHELLE...thanks so much for reminding me about the yeast vs baking soda thing....i have been looking for a good no yeast recipes because I know it is best...but I couldn't remember why..

blessings,
Missa

ehtansky21
03-16-2009, 08:48 PM
If he is gaining weight fine, then that would indicate that his enzymes are working great and he does not have an acidic tummy.
i think docs often just prescribe the same thing to everybody, no matter if they have symptoms or not.
i basically just started out with a very small amount to make sure the kids thought it was "edible" and then just worked my way up. Both boys get about 1 teaspoon 2 times a day. It is said to have so many health benefits besides acid reducer, so even if colby does not reallly have any acid issues, it won't hurt him.

MICHELLE...thanks so much for reminding me about the yeast vs baking soda thing....i have been looking for a good no yeast recipes because I know it is best...but I couldn't remember why..

blessings,
Missa

ehtansky21
03-16-2009, 08:48 PM
If he is gaining weight fine, then that would indicate that his enzymes are working great and he does not have an acidic tummy.
i think docs often just prescribe the same thing to everybody, no matter if they have symptoms or not.
i basically just started out with a very small amount to make sure the kids thought it was "edible" and then just worked my way up. Both boys get about 1 teaspoon 2 times a day. It is said to have so many health benefits besides acid reducer, so even if colby does not reallly have any acid issues, it won't hurt him.

MICHELLE...thanks so much for reminding me about the yeast vs baking soda thing....i have been looking for a good no yeast recipes because I know it is best...but I couldn't remember why..

blessings,
Missa

ehtansky21
03-16-2009, 08:48 PM
If he is gaining weight fine, then that would indicate that his enzymes are working great and he does not have an acidic tummy.
<br />i think docs often just prescribe the same thing to everybody, no matter if they have symptoms or not.
<br />i basically just started out with a very small amount to make sure the kids thought it was "edible" and then just worked my way up. Both boys get about 1 teaspoon 2 times a day. It is said to have so many health benefits besides acid reducer, so even if colby does not reallly have any acid issues, it won't hurt him.
<br />
<br />MICHELLE...thanks so much for reminding me about the yeast vs baking soda thing....i have been looking for a good no yeast recipes because I know it is best...but I couldn't remember why..
<br />
<br />blessings,
<br />Missa

MicheleGazelle
03-17-2009, 03:15 AM
Jessica,
With an infant, I might consider putting sea salt in the bath as an easy way to absorb it. I have done stuff like that with my own kids when they were older and it worked well. (We didn't have a diagnosis when my son was a baby.) I might also put baking soda in the bath sometimes and use it in the wash on his clothes. We use a lot of baking soda and diet tonic water for cleaning purposes around here. I use non-toxic cleaners and I know vinegar is a popular non-toxic cleaner but I don't use it for two reasons: I use a lot of peroxide and when you mix peroxide and vinegar, you get some toxic substance. And I have come to believe the alkaline cleaners we use help us to keep our acidity under control.

<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>ehtansky21</b></i>


i think docs often just prescribe the same thing to everybody, no matter if they have symptoms or not.




MICHELLE...thanks so much for reminding me about the yeast vs baking soda thing....i have been looking for a good no yeast recipes because I know it is best...but I couldn't remember why..



blessings,

Missa</end quote></div>
RE: Doctors. Some years ago, a friend of mine who happened to be a doctor once remarked that in today's malpractice-happy culture, there is a lot of pressure on doctors to do things they can defend in a court of law in case they are sued. So they sometimes err on the side of caution with patients in case it gets ugly rather than feeling empowered to do what they think is really optimum for the patient. He seemed to find it really frustrating. He was a very good doctor.

Also: Doctors prescribe drugs because it's what they know. Most mainstream doctors just aren't very knowledgeable about diet, natural remedies, etc. Even though study after study after study says diet and lifestyle play a major role in health outcomes, most doctors don't really go there. It's not what they are trained in and it's not what most of their patients want to hear. Their human. Even the most idealistic ones can get worn down after a while and just start writing prescriptions rather than trying to get people to exercise and eat better. I have never been to a naturopath but I have spoken to a couple of folks who did and were very happy to have a doctor who actively supported their use of diet and natural remedies instead of blowing it off like it was just a placebo effect.

And you're welcome for the reminder. I had to ask around for a recipe when we wanted to switch to yeast-free pizza dough. We don't make pizza at home very often but did make yeast-free pizza frequently for a few months. I also substituted all baking soda in a sugar cookie recipe that used both baking soda and baking powder. It turned out very well and has become something we make regularly.

MicheleGazelle
03-17-2009, 03:15 AM
Jessica,
With an infant, I might consider putting sea salt in the bath as an easy way to absorb it. I have done stuff like that with my own kids when they were older and it worked well. (We didn't have a diagnosis when my son was a baby.) I might also put baking soda in the bath sometimes and use it in the wash on his clothes. We use a lot of baking soda and diet tonic water for cleaning purposes around here. I use non-toxic cleaners and I know vinegar is a popular non-toxic cleaner but I don't use it for two reasons: I use a lot of peroxide and when you mix peroxide and vinegar, you get some toxic substance. And I have come to believe the alkaline cleaners we use help us to keep our acidity under control.

<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>ehtansky21</b></i>


i think docs often just prescribe the same thing to everybody, no matter if they have symptoms or not.




MICHELLE...thanks so much for reminding me about the yeast vs baking soda thing....i have been looking for a good no yeast recipes because I know it is best...but I couldn't remember why..



blessings,

Missa</end quote></div>
RE: Doctors. Some years ago, a friend of mine who happened to be a doctor once remarked that in today's malpractice-happy culture, there is a lot of pressure on doctors to do things they can defend in a court of law in case they are sued. So they sometimes err on the side of caution with patients in case it gets ugly rather than feeling empowered to do what they think is really optimum for the patient. He seemed to find it really frustrating. He was a very good doctor.

Also: Doctors prescribe drugs because it's what they know. Most mainstream doctors just aren't very knowledgeable about diet, natural remedies, etc. Even though study after study after study says diet and lifestyle play a major role in health outcomes, most doctors don't really go there. It's not what they are trained in and it's not what most of their patients want to hear. Their human. Even the most idealistic ones can get worn down after a while and just start writing prescriptions rather than trying to get people to exercise and eat better. I have never been to a naturopath but I have spoken to a couple of folks who did and were very happy to have a doctor who actively supported their use of diet and natural remedies instead of blowing it off like it was just a placebo effect.

And you're welcome for the reminder. I had to ask around for a recipe when we wanted to switch to yeast-free pizza dough. We don't make pizza at home very often but did make yeast-free pizza frequently for a few months. I also substituted all baking soda in a sugar cookie recipe that used both baking soda and baking powder. It turned out very well and has become something we make regularly.

MicheleGazelle
03-17-2009, 03:15 AM
Jessica,
With an infant, I might consider putting sea salt in the bath as an easy way to absorb it. I have done stuff like that with my own kids when they were older and it worked well. (We didn't have a diagnosis when my son was a baby.) I might also put baking soda in the bath sometimes and use it in the wash on his clothes. We use a lot of baking soda and diet tonic water for cleaning purposes around here. I use non-toxic cleaners and I know vinegar is a popular non-toxic cleaner but I don't use it for two reasons: I use a lot of peroxide and when you mix peroxide and vinegar, you get some toxic substance. And I have come to believe the alkaline cleaners we use help us to keep our acidity under control.

<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>ehtansky21</b></i>


i think docs often just prescribe the same thing to everybody, no matter if they have symptoms or not.




MICHELLE...thanks so much for reminding me about the yeast vs baking soda thing....i have been looking for a good no yeast recipes because I know it is best...but I couldn't remember why..



blessings,

Missa</end quote></div>
RE: Doctors. Some years ago, a friend of mine who happened to be a doctor once remarked that in today's malpractice-happy culture, there is a lot of pressure on doctors to do things they can defend in a court of law in case they are sued. So they sometimes err on the side of caution with patients in case it gets ugly rather than feeling empowered to do what they think is really optimum for the patient. He seemed to find it really frustrating. He was a very good doctor.

Also: Doctors prescribe drugs because it's what they know. Most mainstream doctors just aren't very knowledgeable about diet, natural remedies, etc. Even though study after study after study says diet and lifestyle play a major role in health outcomes, most doctors don't really go there. It's not what they are trained in and it's not what most of their patients want to hear. Their human. Even the most idealistic ones can get worn down after a while and just start writing prescriptions rather than trying to get people to exercise and eat better. I have never been to a naturopath but I have spoken to a couple of folks who did and were very happy to have a doctor who actively supported their use of diet and natural remedies instead of blowing it off like it was just a placebo effect.

And you're welcome for the reminder. I had to ask around for a recipe when we wanted to switch to yeast-free pizza dough. We don't make pizza at home very often but did make yeast-free pizza frequently for a few months. I also substituted all baking soda in a sugar cookie recipe that used both baking soda and baking powder. It turned out very well and has become something we make regularly.

MicheleGazelle
03-17-2009, 03:15 AM
Jessica,
With an infant, I might consider putting sea salt in the bath as an easy way to absorb it. I have done stuff like that with my own kids when they were older and it worked well. (We didn't have a diagnosis when my son was a baby.) I might also put baking soda in the bath sometimes and use it in the wash on his clothes. We use a lot of baking soda and diet tonic water for cleaning purposes around here. I use non-toxic cleaners and I know vinegar is a popular non-toxic cleaner but I don't use it for two reasons: I use a lot of peroxide and when you mix peroxide and vinegar, you get some toxic substance. And I have come to believe the alkaline cleaners we use help us to keep our acidity under control.

<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>ehtansky21</b></i>


i think docs often just prescribe the same thing to everybody, no matter if they have symptoms or not.




MICHELLE...thanks so much for reminding me about the yeast vs baking soda thing....i have been looking for a good no yeast recipes because I know it is best...but I couldn't remember why..



blessings,

Missa</end quote>
RE: Doctors. Some years ago, a friend of mine who happened to be a doctor once remarked that in today's malpractice-happy culture, there is a lot of pressure on doctors to do things they can defend in a court of law in case they are sued. So they sometimes err on the side of caution with patients in case it gets ugly rather than feeling empowered to do what they think is really optimum for the patient. He seemed to find it really frustrating. He was a very good doctor.

Also: Doctors prescribe drugs because it's what they know. Most mainstream doctors just aren't very knowledgeable about diet, natural remedies, etc. Even though study after study after study says diet and lifestyle play a major role in health outcomes, most doctors don't really go there. It's not what they are trained in and it's not what most of their patients want to hear. Their human. Even the most idealistic ones can get worn down after a while and just start writing prescriptions rather than trying to get people to exercise and eat better. I have never been to a naturopath but I have spoken to a couple of folks who did and were very happy to have a doctor who actively supported their use of diet and natural remedies instead of blowing it off like it was just a placebo effect.

And you're welcome for the reminder. I had to ask around for a recipe when we wanted to switch to yeast-free pizza dough. We don't make pizza at home very often but did make yeast-free pizza frequently for a few months. I also substituted all baking soda in a sugar cookie recipe that used both baking soda and baking powder. It turned out very well and has become something we make regularly.

MicheleGazelle
03-17-2009, 03:15 AM
Jessica,
<br />With an infant, I might consider putting sea salt in the bath as an easy way to absorb it. I have done stuff like that with my own kids when they were older and it worked well. (We didn't have a diagnosis when my son was a baby.) I might also put baking soda in the bath sometimes and use it in the wash on his clothes. We use a lot of baking soda and diet tonic water for cleaning purposes around here. I use non-toxic cleaners and I know vinegar is a popular non-toxic cleaner but I don't use it for two reasons: I use a lot of peroxide and when you mix peroxide and vinegar, you get some toxic substance. And I have come to believe the alkaline cleaners we use help us to keep our acidity under control.
<br />
<br /><div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>ehtansky21</b></i>
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<br />i think docs often just prescribe the same thing to everybody, no matter if they have symptoms or not.
<br />
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<br />MICHELLE...thanks so much for reminding me about the yeast vs baking soda thing....i have been looking for a good no yeast recipes because I know it is best...but I couldn't remember why..
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<br />blessings,
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<br />RE: Doctors. Some years ago, a friend of mine who happened to be a doctor once remarked that in today's malpractice-happy culture, there is a lot of pressure on doctors to do things they can defend in a court of law in case they are sued. So they sometimes err on the side of caution with patients in case it gets ugly rather than feeling empowered to do what they think is really optimum for the patient. He seemed to find it really frustrating. He was a very good doctor.
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<br />Also: Doctors prescribe drugs because it's what they know. Most mainstream doctors just aren't very knowledgeable about diet, natural remedies, etc. Even though study after study after study says diet and lifestyle play a major role in health outcomes, most doctors don't really go there. It's not what they are trained in and it's not what most of their patients want to hear. Their human. Even the most idealistic ones can get worn down after a while and just start writing prescriptions rather than trying to get people to exercise and eat better. I have never been to a naturopath but I have spoken to a couple of folks who did and were very happy to have a doctor who actively supported their use of diet and natural remedies instead of blowing it off like it was just a placebo effect.
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<br />And you're welcome for the reminder. I had to ask around for a recipe when we wanted to switch to yeast-free pizza dough. We don't make pizza at home very often but did make yeast-free pizza frequently for a few months. I also substituted all baking soda in a sugar cookie recipe that used both baking soda and baking powder. It turned out very well and has become something we make regularly.