Podcast Episode #42: Fibromyalgia, Dexilant, Seasonal Allergies, Essential oils, Paleo on a cruise
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Episode #42 – Grab Bag
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# 1. Alkalinity/Acidity on a Paleo diet [21:14]
# 2. Fibromyalgia, Dexilant, GERD, Barrett’s esophagus [28:02]
# 3. Seasonal Allergies [35:40]
#4. Essential Oils [41:36]
#5. What the what is that ?!? [53:51]
#6. Paleo on a cruise ship [57:23]
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# 1.Alkalinity/Acidity on a Paleo diet
Chi-Chi Singleton asks,
I have been wondering lately about alkalinizing the body. If we are eating a diet that has a good deal of acidic food (like meat), should we be worried about eating alkaline foods? I think I have struck a good balance because I do eat a good deal of vegetables and fruits.
I also, as you recommended, started taking my fermented cod liver oil with fresh lemon juice in water every morning (thank you so much for this tip). But I’ve also recently been looking into a filter that alkalinizes the water (and removes fluoride, chlorine, etc). What are you thoughts on alkalinity/acidity in the body?
# 2 Any Natural replacement for Dexilant?
My healthy story is a long one, so I’ll keep it brief. After about five years of searching for what was wrong with me and taking many medications, I was diagnosised with Fibromyalgia. Due to all of the anti-inflammatories prescribed, damage was done and I was diagnosised with Barrett’s esophagus. I have been put on a daily dose of Dexilant and was told that I’d have to take it for life. Now I’m trying to change my dietary habits to Paleo and would love to not take pills, what could I ingest naturally that would heal my esophagus and would replace the daily Dexilant? They scared me saying that I’d have to take it forever and if I didn’t, I could end up with esophagial cancer. Thank you for your time. I love your podcast!
# 3 Seasonal Allergies
Any Advice for seasonal allergies? I eat Paleo 100% and still suffer from seasonal allergies.. Drainage which clogs my ear from April-July.. So Miserable.
#4 Essential Oils
Last year, I essentially starved myself to get skinny and ‘healthy’… this was before I realized that food was medicine, and that I had it all wrong. Since then, I’ve been able to cure some pesky issues (my hair isn’t falling out, my skin is not so dry, I’m no longer doubled over with gas) by eating real foods. My immune system seems to be working a bit better too… Yay! Good for me!
Here’s my question. My friend has been extolling the magical powers of essential oils to me, she’s built her ‘medicine’ cabinet up with these oils. I’m trying to decide how much to embrace this. On one hand, my family doesn’t take medicines routinely (if we get headaches, we drink water – sore throat, we try honey), so there’s really no need to stock up on essential oils to replace medicines. But I support eliminating the crutch of over-the-counter medicines. I understand that these oils really get into your blood stream – and can really be medicinal (ie. toxic?). What’s your thought on the use of essential oils?
# 5 What the what is that ?!?
Really love your blog and your resource guides! I have been using a coconut spread product by Olivio and have gotten quite addicted to it. It says dairy free, gluten free, soy free – so I thought it was a great option for me. However, after reading your blog, I looked at the ingredients and the last two are questionable – organic canola lecithin (what the what is that?) and organic gaur gum. Should I give up this product?
I went and got this from online–
Ingredients on the product from the Olivio website read: “Organic Tropical Oil Blend (Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Sustainable Palm Oil), Filtered Water, sea salt, organic canola lecithin, organic guar gum.”
#6: Paleo eating on a cruise (or vacation)
Elizabeth from Memphis says…
I have a question about staying Paleo on a cruise ship. I am going on a cruise with my family near the end of July. I’m particularly curious about how Diane kept her diet in check on the LC Cruise in May. I know that she mentioned not being super strict, which I do not intend to be, but I am not going on a gluten-binge either. Thanks for all that you gals do!
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