Kidney health & Artificial sweeteners

Re: Kidney health & Artificial sweeteners

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:12 pm

Rob R. wrote:That is good to hear. Stay away from the ice cream in 2016.

Rob, we will just have to stick with making our own ice cream with Maple syrup for sweetener. :D
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Re: Kidney health & Artificial sweeteners

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:15 pm

wsherrick wrote:I just saw this thread.
Interesting about the Turmeric and Pepper remedy. I used to be interested in herbal lore.
Now about your kidneys. As you may know I have been on dialysis for over a year now. Some days are passable. Some are really, really bad.
You MUST CUT OUT foods that are high in potassium and phosphorous. They are really bad for kidney function. Tomatoes and bananas, for example; are really high in both substances.
You can have them as special treats every now and then.
I hope that you don't have to suffer what I have had to so educate yourself. I wouldn't wish this on anybody.

William, we have been praying for your health to improve too. Thanks for sharing your experience & advice,no advice will be taken lightly. This health issue is too serious too just ignore,Thanks again.
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Re: Kidney health & Artificial sweeteners

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:17 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote:
Rob R. wrote:That is good to hear. Stay away from the ice cream in 2016.

Rob, we will just have to stick with making our own ice cream with Maple syrup for sweetener. :D


Unfortunately, chemically there should be little difference between the sugars in maple syrup and cane sugar.
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Re: Kidney health & Artificial sweeteners

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:28 pm

lsayre wrote:Unfortunately, chemically there should be little difference between the sugars in maple syrup and cane sugar.

Maple syrup has never affected my blood sugar.Sugar was not the villain with my kidneys either.Artificial sweeteners is what really turned my kidney health from poor to devastated.No more chemical sweeteners from here forward & any chemical pain relief will be reserved for extreme things ... like getting teeth pulled ,if the turmeric isn't strong enough for that. :notsure:
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Re: Kidney health & Artificial sweeteners

PostBy: CoalisCoolxWarm On: Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:33 pm

Wow, never realized how many others are also suffering with problems that have significant pain and discomfort levels. May God bring comfort and healing to each of you!

I haven't tried tumeric. I do use Ginger Root, 2 capsules per day, to reduce inflammation and help keep the pain on the good side of the threshold. It has almost no interactions and unlike ibuprofen and other pain killers/anti-inflammatories, it doesn't hurt your stomach. In fact, it is used by many to soothe nausea.

My situation in a nutshell is high dose radiation exposure on a military base with Stage III+ cancer diagnosis to follow within a few months. Couple surgeries, lots of chemo, a flat-line here and there, and the healing hand of God and I'm still here.

But I have significant pain, both from the heavy metals now permanently with me and the neuropathy that sends waves of "bad stuff" system wide. That's the short version.

About 3 yrs ago, daily functioning involved at least 3000mg of ibuprofen 2-3 times per day. Tylenol, not nearly as effective. I had a shoulder injury that wasn't serious but required anti-inflammatories and found many of the daily problems had fallen into the "discomfort" and "hurt but able to function" category. But I new I couldn't continue on that regimen.

I decided to start treating the symptoms, since there is no cure. I came to Ginger Root. I take 2 capsules every morning and after the first few days noticed a significant difference. I take something different for the neuropathy that reduces the frequency of the "waves o'pain" (sounds like a bad amusement park ride, LOL)

But the Ginger Root has made a real difference in my ability to function on a daily basis. And it isn't tearing up my system, which carries its own sets of problems if you are in that too long.

I like to use a pepper mill and red pepper whenever I can. Taste buds were a casualty of the chemo, so I have to over spice and over sweeten to get pleasing tastes.

I'd really like to hear more about the tumeric, maybe some pics and ideas of how you guys are using it? Usually things that help arthritis give some relief. The symptoms are the same, just different underlying causes.

Given a choice, I'll take the daily challenges. My daughter is soon to be 15 and I still have a lot of "Dad work" to do. Lord willing, I'll stick around for a while. But I won't complain if it is a bit more comfortable 8-)

Thanks, guys!
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Re: Kidney health & Artificial sweeteners

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:44 pm

Best of luck to you CCW, it seems that your getting a hold of this as best you can. My wife is currently going thru the chemo thing so I understand about the taste, being cheap I put on weight eating things she tried & no longer liked so I would eat rather than toss. It's in no way an easy road to travel & again I wish you all the best.
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Re: Kidney health & Artificial sweeteners

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:45 pm

CCW, my wife puts honey in a small jar,less than pint size, she mixes turmeric in to stiffen the honey,sprinkles black pepper in & mixes it all together. The longer the mixture sits in the jar, the thicker it gets. Consistency has little too do with effectiveness,liquidy formula will work as well as the butter thick stuff will.I prefer the thick stuff,no issue with it wanting to run off the spoon. I have yet to find an intake level that would be an "overdose",some days i really take a lot for the bad headaches that go along with Lyme disease.
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Re: Kidney health & Artificial sweeteners

PostBy: CoalisCoolxWarm On: Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:53 pm

Windyhill- How do you use it? As a spread?

Thanks, Samhill. Many prayers for your wife! During chemo, about the only thing that I found that would work to take the "old penny metallic taste" away is Biotene mouthwash. I recommend it for chemo patients. Alcohol free and can give a helpful, if temporary, relief from the yuck that stays in your mouth. Walmart carries it.
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Re: Kidney health & Artificial sweeteners

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:06 pm

CoalisCoolxWarm wrote:Windyhill- How do you use it? As a spread?

Thanks, Samhill. Many prayers for your wife! During chemo, about the only thing that I found that would work to take the "old penny metallic taste" away is Biotene mouthwash. I recommend it for chemo patients. Alcohol free and can give a helpful, if temporary, relief from the yuck that stays in your mouth. Walmart carries it.

CCW, i never thought about various ways to use it, :) i just take a heaping spoon full ,install into my mouth,lick the spoon clean & enjoy,the honey helps with the enjoy part.
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Re: Kidney health & Artificial sweeteners

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:11 pm

Thanks CCW, she had that for some time but it doesn't seem to bother her as much now. Chemo has come a long way & different compounds are used for different cancers. Hers was at first thought to be co-rectal but then found to have started in the appendix then to the bladder & back to the intestine so it ended up with her losing two sizable chunks of intestine, a good piece of the bladder which will expand & a full hysterectomy. Her taste, appetite & digestion may never come back but she's alive, it was more than likely a defective trait in her genes & will require some testing after the chemo has worn off. It won't change what she went thru but may hopefully help her family members to know what to look for, get tested for & catch things early. :)
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Re: Kidney health & Artificial sweeteners

PostBy: CoalisCoolxWarm On: Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:14 pm

windyhill- thanks for the "spoonful" of tips toothy Lyme has hit a number of folks around here just this year. My MIL and neighbor are two of them. One friend moved away a few years ago because of the symptoms- warmer climate in AZ. Hang in there, buddy! We'll keep praying for you!

samhill- That's a great way of looking at things. I don't miss Nadir Days. Our friend is going through that now (well not today, treatment was yesterday so about 8-10 days from now). It sounds like you guys have had a challenge, with all the things that go along with a bowel resection and such. We'll keep you both in our prayers!
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Re: Kidney health & Artificial sweeteners

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:31 pm

Well it seems as tho my kidneys are once again on the mend,the pain level is much lower,my energy level is slightly better. Some days when i get too tired,i sit in our recliner & take a nap,tipping my hat over my eyes to block the lite,chair cover pulled over shoulders, & at least 1 cat or more snuggled up for comfort. 45 -60 mins will usually help things go a bit better the rest of the day.
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Re: Kidney health & Artificial sweeteners

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:39 pm

Kitties made a nest! We've got a couple that do the same when the wife and I are on the couch, or in bed. The other two are too concerned with battling each other to get to us, so they hang out by themselves.

Glad your kidneys are working. My buddy who had the transplant is still going through these bouts of sickness that doctors can't seem to figure out. Was the same before the transplant. They have no explanation for it, and thus can't treat it. He follows the doctor prescribed diet to the letter too. I might have to forward your remedies to him.
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Re: Kidney health & Artificial sweeteners

PostBy: CoalisCoolxWarm On: Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:15 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote:Well it seems as tho my kidneys are once again on the mend,the pain level is much lower,my energy level is slightly better. Some days when i get too tired,i sit in our recliner & take a nap,tipping my hat over my eyes to block the lite,chair cover pulled over shoulders, & at least 1 cat or more snuggled up for comfort. 45 -60 mins will usually help things go a bit better the rest of the day.


Nothing like a good Cat-nap to recharge in the middle of the day! :)
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Re: Kidney health & Artificial sweeteners

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:58 pm

I am not sure who enjoys the nap most,me or the cats. It is a very comforting feeling to fall asleep with a cat purring on ones lap. I didn't need a nap yesterday or today,that is good,i can get more work done. :D
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