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  • hayleyBW
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    Originally posted by NikkiB View Post
    Hello, I hope all is doing well. Here's an update with me.
    This is my 3rd day of ppi's and im not doing bad, I'm still loosing weight and to be honest its concerning me. Im at the point where I look unwell. Im trying to eat to gain the weight but its either im not eating enough or by body just isnt absorbing the nutrition from the food. Its really bothering me to be honest... People are telling me not to loose anymore weight but I can't help it! I went to see a naturopathic doctor today and she was glad I came of the PPI'S. She also mentioned without stomach acid my body isn't absorbing what it needs to properly. She put me on a multi vitamin and gave me digestive bitters to try to get my digestive system working. Also she suggested I continue doing what im doing regarding the slippery elm and probiotics! My stomach feels better but I'm still loosing weight. I'm really trying not to worry and look at tge positive side but my weight is weighing on my mind! As yiu already know my iron is low as well. The supplement im taking for it is not bothering me at all so I will continue hoping to get it up. Im suppose to go for another scope in two mts but my scope Dr. Doesn't think I need to do one so soon. Another good thing is that the slippery elm makes me feel better as well. Not constipated anymore. I know u went through this NYer... sometimes SOMETIMES I just cant help but feel there is something else going on with my body.
    Nikki, I am glad you are feeling better and that the naturopath is helping you. I am also trying to add some weight because I am too skinny right now and have somehow managed to lose 2 more lbs bringing me to 100 lbs.
    That's the main impetus for me getting the Vitamix. So I can add healthy smoothies to my everyday diet. It's easier to add calories this way in addition to eating meals. So just adding and not taking anything away in terms of what I eat. I expect to be adding my weight back very soon this way. My goal is to get back to my normal 108-110 lbs.

    Good luck with your continued healing and congrats on getting off those PPI's. It still amazes me how many doctors hand them out like candy. Shocking really.

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  • hayleyBW
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    Originally posted by NYer View Post
    I have been lusting after those Vitamix blenders. They're expensive and they're a little bit large and I don't have the counter-space in my kitchen. But I go to Williams-Sonoma and stare at them longingly.
    NYer, have you tried the NutriBullet 900 series then? It's much smaller but takes up less space and makes single serving smoothies. The Vitamix is still way more powerful and has more uses but the NutriBullet does the job re smoothies if you want to make your own.

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  • NikkiB
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    Yes I know... the slippery elm is helping the constipation! Thank God. She told me to continue!

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  • NYer
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    Well, yes, there IS something else going on. You're anemic. I'm glad you went to a Naturopath. I'm also glad that the iron supplement isn't bothering you. But do keep in mind that iron is constipating. So talk to the Naturopath about what to do about that, too.

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  • NikkiB
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    Hello, I hope all is doing well. Here's an update with me.
    This is my 3rd day of ppi's and im not doing bad, I'm still loosing weight and to be honest its concerning me. Im at the point where I look unwell. Im trying to eat to gain the weight but its either im not eating enough or by body just isnt absorbing the nutrition from the food. Its really bothering me to be honest... People are telling me not to loose anymore weight but I can't help it! I went to see a naturopathic doctor today and she was glad I came of the PPI'S. She also mentioned without stomach acid my body isn't absorbing what it needs to properly. She put me on a multi vitamin and gave me digestive bitters to try to get my digestive system working. Also she suggested I continue doing what im doing regarding the slippery elm and probiotics! My stomach feels better but I'm still loosing weight. I'm really trying not to worry and look at tge positive side but my weight is weighing on my mind! As yiu already know my iron is low as well. The supplement im taking for it is not bothering me at all so I will continue hoping to get it up. Im suppose to go for another scope in two mts but my scope Dr. Doesn't think I need to do one so soon. Another good thing is that the slippery elm makes me feel better as well. Not constipated anymore. I know u went through this NYer... sometimes SOMETIMES I just cant help but feel there is something else going on with my body.

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  • NYer
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    I have been lusting after those Vitamix blenders. They're expensive and they're a little bit large and I don't have the counter-space in my kitchen. But I go to Williams-Sonoma and stare at them longingly.

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  • hayleyBW
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    I saw my internist yesterday as we are back from vacation and I wanted to get my thrush checked out as there has been no change in my tongue coating. Well it turns out he doesn't think I have thrush and told me to d/c the antifungals. He said it is probably due to the upper respiratory infection I had a few weeks ago. Weird. Anyway I hope he's right and I continue to eat well and take my probiotics and digestive enzymes and DGL.

    I also bought a Vitamix and I love it. I have been making healthy smoothies and am looking to add some protein powders to them to make them even more nutritional because protein is something I have trouble getting into my diet. A number of people have recommended the Sunwarrior warrior blend so I have ordered some samples and will see what I think. It is vegan and dairy, soy, gluten and sugar free so that's all good. Now I hope it tastes decent and we're in business. Last night I had an amazing smoothie. It was half baby spinach,kale, chard and the other 1/2 fruit (banana, blueberries, pineapple and a quarter of an avocado). It was creamy, smooth and yummy! Better than I could have even imagined especially on a steamy night. It is getting hot here and the humidity is creeping up that's for sure.

    Hope everyone is doing well!

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  • NikkiB
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    Your welcome~

    That's what I was going to ask, if you could use too much much slippery elm bark... ok good to know! Its soothing that's for sure! Well I'll see how it goes this week... I'm planning on taking it 3 times a day on a empty stomach this week along with the absorbaid, DGL and probiotics. still refluxing and warm tummy but manageable.

    Gastritis/GERD is so personal! There is no one cure... Just trial and error until you find what works (and hopefully something does)! I have an appointment with a naturopathic doctor this week so I'm happy about that. I'm not sure if I have too much acid or simply not enough GERD could be really confusing if you don't educate yourself! My main goal is to get better!

    Another thing! I know I'm suppose to stay away from sodas but I noticed that warm gingerale really helps my reflux. Go figure! Good for temporary relief (For me)

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  • NYer
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    Hiya Nikki!
    It makes me feel so good that I've been able to have such a positive impact on so many people. Thank you for all of the nice things you've said.
    By the way, you don't have to worry about taking too much slippery elm bark, so if it's helping, use it whenever you want to.

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  • NikkiB
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    Good morning!

    Good Morning everyone,

    I wanted to say that out of all the forums I've been on, this one is by far the best regarding information and encouragement. There are so much negative people out there regarding GERD/Gastritis... Dame they would make you feel like there is no light at the end of the dame tunnel! I try to be as positive as I can be through all this... and NYer has contributed majorly to my healing and I'm so appreciative!

    Well this weekend has not been bad other than being SO constipated and a lot of reflux! I ride a motorcycle and the feeling of fullness and constipation does no go well with riding! I decided to try some Slippery elm tea last night before bed and HELL I went this morning and I felt like doing back flips!!! (thick and gummy) I'm officially stopping my PPI's as of today! To hell with them, I'm tired of feeling like crap! I'm having a cup of SE tea again this morning and followed by my breakfast and Absorbaid!

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  • hayleyBW
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    Thanks NYer!
    And ebates is also offering 4% cash back for anyone who is interested in reordering.

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  • NYer
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    Hey Hay!
    Nah...just get the regular Absorbaid. The Platinum has probiotics in it but you're much better off getting probiotics that have to be refrigerated (so they actually stay alive and accomplish something). And it's also like 4 times as expensive as the regular. (I have used the regular all this time and it worked!)
    BTW, go to Vitacost.com. Their price is better and I just noticed that they have promo codes today: "June5" $5 off of $55 purchase / "June15" $15 off of $100 purchase / or "June30" $30 off of $180 (and all have free shipping)

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  • hayleyBW
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    Good morning everyone. NYer, quick question. I need to reorder my Absorbaid digestive enzymes and I see that there is an absorb aid Platinum. http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/nature-source-absortaid-platinum-60-veggie-caps/wi-1005#.U5wwkHmaLwI

    What are your thoughts? Should I try the Platinum or stick with the regular Absorbaid? Thanks!

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  • Thistle
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    to NYer

    NYer, thanks for mentioning non-GMO soy. (I think all of us should avoid all things GMO actually whether or not we are having problems.) However, the practice of rotating crops was consistently used before those diabolical folks started in with GMO stuff. So I think soy can be "contaminated" either way. It's likely a pick your poison issue.

    But it would be worth it for someone who is concerned with this to try non-GMO soy, of course. So I'm glad you added this to the discussion.

    And re: GW. I believe he did fix his GERD issues once he ID'd anxiety as the culprit. Anyone who wants to know would have to go back and read his posts. No one should ever count on my memory re: stuff that was discussed here years ago.

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  • NYer
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    I have no way of knowing whether this contamination is why I cannot tolerate soy of any sort, but I'm guessing it is. Either that, or the various chemicals they use before harvest and during processing are the culprits.
    Thistle, did you ever try Non-GMO Organic soy? I wonder if that would still affect you. Not saying that you should test that out now, though.

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