Results of products over the past year /guinea pig report


Posted by Delaine Inman , Sep 04,2001,23:20   Archive
About a month ago someone named Carolyn posted she had excellent results from a product, but did not mention its name. I emailed her and got the name. It was the same product that had been mentioned to me in May of 99 by a guy named Steve who emailed me that this product helped him. He also gave me names of 2 other people who had tried 2 other products that helped them. I tried the other 2 because one was cheap and the other had a money back guarantee....which I ended up using. I didn't try the product Steve mentioned because it was expensive and there was no money back promised unless the bottle was unopened when returned. Now after hearing from Carolyn I did try the product Steve had mentioned over 2 years ago. I have taken it for a month and got the same response I got from the other 2.....no change in symptoms. This in no way means these 3 products will not help others. I'm just reporting that they didn't help me. I'm still not giving up. I've got a couple of other detox things I'm going to do and I'll let you know how they work. I'm following the diet plan the holistic doctor felt would be good for my Fibromyalgia and keep me from developing Diabetes like my Mom.(All the veggies and soy products I want, high protein in a.m. & p.m. and carbs, sugars, fruits, sweets in limited amounts and only between the hours of 10am and 5pm) I've lost 10 pounds in 2 months, don't feel as bloated, and have more energy. I can't say that my FMS or my BEB have improved. I still have better and worse days. I'm still seeing the Chiropractor and Massage therapist 2 times a month and am going to keep this up. They both are reasonable and make me feel better and I can afford it. I tried colonics and felt it was over priced for 20 gallons of water. I did feel very cleaned out for a day. My soy based protein supplement I take at night is Spiru-Tein and has vit/min/amino acids so I'm not swallowing any pills except Moisture Eyes, but it is expensive and after this last bout of very dry eyes I don't plan on buying anymore after I finish this bottle. I do take a Calcium with Magnesium almost daily. I couldn't tell the Bilberry with Lutein helped the light sensitivity so not doing that any more either. I'll keep ya'll posted.

Delaine from TN, the human guinea pig holistic nurse who will try anything (medication and/or potions) if it has helped one other person. I always mix this with prayer and faith that the answer is just waiting for me and when I find it ......I'll share what works for me with you. I'll also share what doesn't. Too stubborn to give up! Still glad to be alive, thankful for every day and living well.




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Posted by Ann Doyle , Sep 05,2001,07:49 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Delaine,
Have you tried soy milk? I like the vanilla. Also I like Balanced. It's made out of soy. I can get both in some grocery stores but sometimes have to resort to health food store for Balanced. Ann D.



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Posted by Delaine Inman , Sep 05,2001,09:06 Top of Thread Archive
Yes I mix my Spiru-tein and cook with the Vanilla Soy that I get at grocery store, I eat soy nuts, crackers, soy butter, sour cream, cream cheese, all kinds of cheese, ice cream, firm Tofu and the kind that crumbles(as a cottage cheese substitute in recipes). The Veggie Cheese brands are my favorite for Cheeses, but the Tofutti brand is best for sour cream, cream cheese and ice creams in my opinion. Yummy, high in protein and it is good fat that lowers the bad cholesterol and rasises the good. My grand daughter and husband eats all these things with me. My daughter does when she doesn't know it...cause I cook with it, put it in salads etc and am very sneaky and she doesn't know the difference.



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Posted by Ann Doyle , Sep 05,2001,15:02 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks Delanie, I'll be branching out to veggie cheeses. Ann D.



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Posted by Christel-California , Sep 05,2001,08:55 Top of Thread Archive
Delaine, thanks for sharing your trials. I always read your posts with great interest, hoping you come up with something that may help all of us. I've been wondering, does your husband share your diet or do you have to prepare different foods for him?

Christel in Ca.




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Posted by Delaine Inman , Sep 05,2001,09:12 Top of Thread Archive
He eats what I fix...however he snacks on things I don't eat. Like he eats "real" ice cream and cheese dip. He works nights and we have his first meal of the day about 1pm when I do eat whole wheat bread, pasta, rice, fruit etc. He works from 5pm until 3am and comes home and has a snack before he goes to sleep. I don't cook 2 ways. I'm lucky and stubborn and he is easy going and knows the soy is good for him.



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Posted by Kelly Saffell , Sep 05,2001,10:12 Top of Thread Archive
I have also tried several products that have helped others and nothing has helped me either. I'm still game however. I tried glyconutritionals for 6 months with no benefit and at over $100/mo I just can't afford it anymore. I also tried the "miracle powder" that someone else posted but that didn't help either. I see a muscular therapist regularly to help with the tightness in my neck and shoulders caused from the meige and I would rather spend my money on her.

Kelly in Dallas




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Posted by Delaine Inman , Sep 05,2001,14:16 Top of Thread Archive
Yes glyconutrients(Ambrotrose by Mannatech) was the one that Steve and Carolyn mentioned to me. I'm sorry you spent 6 months and 600.00 on something that didn't help. Better to spend it on something that makes you feel better. I only spent one month on it and could see no difference at all. Sometimes I try things longer, but not if they are really expensive and the ingredients are vague and the company sends more info on how to become rich (by selling) than healthy. I'm glad they help some people, but once again what may seem like a miracle for one doesn't mean it is the cure for everyone.



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Posted by kathy , Sep 05,2001,16:12 Top of Thread Archive
yes, thanks for posting delaine; i also enjoy reading your little reports very much and when i go to the grocery store , will try to remember your suggestions.



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Posted by Mindy , Sep 05,2001,19:22 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Delaine,
Thanks for the update, I enjoyed reading it.
What do you eat after 5PM if you're hungry or want a snack?
What do you do, if any, form of stress management, and do you find
it is helping you?
I'm very interested to hear because I know how much it helps me, and
I would like to know if it helps others who are really trying it.
Mindy in NY



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Posted by Delaine Inman , Sep 05,2001,21:06 Top of Thread Archive
I have lots of protein and veggies and my protein shake and I am full and don't need to snack. I mix this huge bowl of salad with lots of raw veggies(no peppers or tomatoes), dark green lettuce. I eat it with soy cheese and grilled Tofu or fish or chicken or some type of meat and I use herb flavored olive oil as a dressing. My husband looks at my plate in amazement on his nights off and says, "What a spread!" Before I use to snack all the time. Sometimes I add a handful of nuts. Yummy and filling. I have one egg, with veggie soy cheese slice and 2 pieces of bacon or sausage(often soy based)...no bread. After 10am I try to eat fruit and fiber(cereal or whole wheat bread) and for lunch(late at our house about 1 to 2pm). I eat any carbs like rice, pastas or sandwiches (except potatoes) with veggies and juice for lunch.



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Posted by Delaine Inman , Sep 06,2001,09:52 Top of Thread Archive
It just occurred to me this morning that I didn't address the last part of your question about stress management. The coping skills I've learned with stress management have helped me survive the last 12 years of my life much better than all those which came before. If I hadn't been using them when BEB came along I can't imagine what I would have done. There are rituals and things I do every day, but mostly it is a shift in the way I think and react to life now. I try to start each day with reading something inspirational and pray & thank God for my blessings, after lunch I do 20 to 30 minutes of quiet time(sometimes this ends up being longer and clear my mind by doing relaxation breathing and just imagine I'm floating on a magic carpet above the worries and thoughts of the day. I use relaxation music (Steve Halprin is a favorite, but anything soft and peaceful without words helps when my thoughts try to come back to reality). I do a lot of stretching and deep abdominal breathing throughout the day. I still have tendencies to want to fix and control and I hate clutter(like my dust and dirt to be neat) so I fight perfectionism and codependency and I don't always win these battles. My husband can attest to my flaws and failures to be peaceful at all times, but I'm sure better at it than I use to be and recognize and admit it to myself and others when I am being a perfectionistic, control freak! I write and talk to myself a lot and try to focus on the positive once I get it out of my system or off my chest. I try to focus on health and stop strugging to cure myself or the rest of the world. I forgive more easily....others and myself.......that is my stress management program.



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Posted by Mindy , Sep 06,2001,11:20 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Delaine,
Thank you for your reply to both questions.
I do hope others will try and let us know how it helps them.
And it's all natural and doesn't cost a cent.
Best Wishes,
Mindy in NY



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Posted by Joann Humphrey , Sep 06,2001,11:46 Top of Thread Archive
Delaine, I appreciate your suggestions re: breathing, breaks, music, etc. I too, try to be a perfectionist, & I feel this may be part of the BEB problem. I want the house in order early in the day in cae anyone comes by (& I rarely have company). Canned goods is always grouped together right side up & in a row, like items grouped together, etc. Joann in Ark.



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Posted by Virginia , Sep 06,2001,11:58 Top of Thread Archive
Are your spices in alphabetical order?



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Posted by Mindy , Sep 06,2001,15:00 Top of Thread Archive
In my pre BEB days, my canned foods were in
alphabetical order.



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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Sep 06,2001,17:41 Top of Thread Archive
Mindy and Virginia,
You girls just kill me. My spices are lucky to be in a cabinet. Canned goods-well if you can reach it, pick it up and read the label, then it is in the right place.

Shirley in AR. who knows where everything is unless somebody else moves it. Don't mess with my stacks. :-)




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