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Girlwind,Food is a big issue with me so I started another thread 9 days ago for people interested in using wheatgrass as a healing food. Check it out and see what you think.Steve
Hmmmm... wheat grass is not that interesting of a topic to me. I eat what I feel I need and don't tryto be too strict about it. Right now my main focus is on getting my hormones balanced. Many years(30 actually) of supplements and all organic eating routines have NOT done the trick to heal me of CFS or POIS, so it was time to expand my repertoire to the bio-identical hormones and see what theycan do for me.I am beginning my fourth week of HC (hydrocortisone) and feel a little more stamina than usual. Andsoon I will add the thyroid hormone and see what happens.Good luck with the wheat grass, and with the skeptics who are arguing with you about its effectiveness. 
GirlwindI'm used to fools, so I don't listen much to them.I'm quite interested in pursuing the hormonal possibilities. I called my 'home' clinic Glide Memorial ,yesterday and the Endo has asked the Nurse Practitioner a question that apparently she must answer before he agrees to the appointment. Anyway that's what the gal in charge of appointments said yesterday, So we'll see.Good luck on the HC . Let me know how that works out for you.Steve D.
HERE'S MY THOUGHTS ON "DIET">>>>I was so ill and so debilitated that I would have tried ANYTHING that anyone suggested in order to getmy health back. Even standing on my head and gargling with peanut butter!LOL!!!!!!>>>> But I have to say that no diet was enough (That's where the supplements andChinese herbs and acupuncture did help--without them I would have remained mostly void of energy.)I do acupuncture four times a week and drink a Chinese herbal teas made of 12 herbs and roots and drink four ounces three times a day...really helps.As far as supplements I take iron, B-12, vitamin D, cod liver oil in the morning and again at night cod liver oil, Multi vitamin , B complex and tonight added C and nutritional yeast>>>>After 20 years of listening to other people's theories and ideologies about what was RIGHT & WRONG toeat, I finally got to a place where I began trust my own body and my very clean palate to tell me what I needed. I eat all fresh, organic, and mostly cooked food in winter; much more raw food in warmer months.That sounds like wisdom>>>I avoid grains, me, too>>>eat few "sweets,ditto>>>no alcohol and stimulants with caffeine or chocolate, I can't do any of these. I have a very strong allergic reaction>> In winter I long-cook big pots of soup--with the bones, and lots of garlic and spices added to keep me toasty andwarm. And in summer I make big rich smoothies: my favorite is with avocados, tomatoes and cukes freshfrom my garden, a little salt, and lots of cayenne powder. I call them guacamole smoothies. Those are sogood, and as filling as a big meal.This sounds delicious>>>>>Mostly, I eat as above, but I'm not rigid about my own rules. If my body says... I need bananas... then I go out and get some, and eat one a day until I feel the craving diminish. I know when I eat the "wrong" thing for me, because my body will tell me LOUDLY by: 1) an obvious drop in my energy 2) a negative change in my mood, like in cranky and/or depressed not long after eating, or 3) a feeling of not being satisfied, of having on-going hunger and food cravings soon after a meal. There is such intuitive wisdom, here>>> But my preference is fresh wild greens--picked in early spring. My partner knowswhere to find the best ones: nettles, sorrel, fresh radish and mustard greens. They are coming up rightnow. Where does he find these things?>>>my birthday was this weekHappy Birthday>>>>>So that is my treatise on food.Thanks Girlwind that was delightful
>>> But my preference is fresh wild greens--picked in early spring. My partner knowswhere to find the best ones: nettles, sorrel, fresh radish and mustard greens. They are coming up rightnow. Where does he find these things?Thanks Girlwind that was delightful
I find consistently that when I need extra sparkle in my personal performance that I can reach down deep inside of me and find it in the restrained, pooled, redirected energy that is sexual energy inside of me. I am so grateful that I have this energy revenue source...Not that I don't love sex, I surely do!
I see sexual energy like extra money in the bank. If you spend it unwisely, you're "screwed." AND you pay for itlater. I'm glad you have the discipline to manage it like you do. Me too. I can't afford the loss it entails when I'mwasted from an orgasm.
Quote from: girlwind on 22/02/2009 21:12:27I see sexual energy like extra money in the bank. If you spend it unwisely, you're "screwed." AND you pay for itlater. I'm glad you have the discipline to manage it like you do. Me too. I can't afford the loss it entails when I'mwasted from an orgasm.Girlwind,To be perfectly frank, your capacity to manage your sexuality ( here defined as being sexual, but not orgasmic) is what attracted me to your "recovery" from POIS above all the others I've communicated with online about this subject. Your willingness to let go of what was hurting you and yet stay faithful to your relationship is commendable and noteworthy...Hell, it's just plain, old fashioned courage.Steve D.
I feel VERY VERY blessed to have a (male) partner, who is cooperative with both my low energy and my POIS.There are not a lot of men who would be content to reframe their definition of "intimacy" in the way that mypartner has been willing to. Most people, especially men, want their sex "plain and simple," without all the fuss and complications of a health issue attached.
Hey Steve--Just an FYI for you. I heard that zinc deficiency can cause a loss of smell. Martin from the POIS forum told meabout this. I thought it might be helpful for you, after reading the wheat grass forum.
Quote from: girlwind on 24/02/2009 16:02:28Hey Steve--Just an FYI for you. I heard that zinc deficiency can cause a loss of smell. Martin from the POIS forum told meabout this. I thought it might be helpful for you, after reading the wheat grass forum.Thanks Girlwind,Emailed Martin. He seems like a kind and gentle man.Steve D.PS...My Endo apparently will not see me as he believes that POIS is 'not and endocronological problem'What are ya gonna do?
I appreciate your sincerity and openness about your experiences. I thank you for being supportive of mine as well. As for the endo's conclusion that this POIS thing is a "sexological"problem, I personally don't buy it. But that doesnot mean I intend to push for orgasm at all costs. I intend to avoid it as much as I can UNTIL I have all my hormonescoming back to an optimal range.