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        09-11-2013, 10:14 PM
    Lemme say right off.....I didn't read through all the posts. So if someone else also mentioned what I'm going to say then I hope you will consider it's importance.

    Endiku - where to start.....instead of writing out a novel, I'm just going to point you in the direction. Google, youtube, facebook, vimeo....Dr. Robert Morse. There is a facebook fanpage that was created by people who follow his advice. And there are many people on there who were in worse condition than you are in who are now able to live a healthy life.

    I could go off on a tangent here, but it seems that your doctors have no clue as to what's going on. It's because, they are only taught to diagnose and medicate....for the most part, they don't heal people, they cover up symptoms. Been there, done that...and I got fed up with allopathic doctors so I gave up on them, and I'm in a much healthier place now because of the choices I made.
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        09-11-2013, 11:20 PM
    ^^Hear, hear. "Cover up symptoms" is totally correct. Doctors are great for setting broken bones and emergencies, but for long term sicknesses and for keeping people healthy "they don't know nothin' ".
        09-11-2013, 11:22 PM
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    Yes, I had the scopes last month. They saw a small amount of inflammation in my small intestines but apparently not enough to warrant a diagnosis, and then the extreme amounts of bile that have quite literally turned my entire GI tract yellow. I actually have pictures of what the scopes found if it helps, but I'm not sure whether or not I'm allowed to post them...maybe PM.

    I'll also look into that doctor. I'm curious as to how he can help me through just videos though. Does he have a certain lifestyle that he promotes or something?

    Weird thing though. I figured out one thing that helps with SOME of my headaches...and that's salt. It doesn't always work but I guess sometimes my electrolytes/salt are low and that is a factor in my headaches or something, because if I eat a bit of table salt (not a whole lot, maybe 1/2 a tsp) it has gotten rid of my headache within 10 minutes. Its kind of crazy O_o It doesn't help with all of the headaches and not with migraines, but its something!
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        09-12-2013, 01:46 AM
    I've worked a lot of years in clean rooms (12+ hours) where I have to wear clean room garb and the temperature is set at 70 degrees F. I've always got headaches and only just realized last year that the headaches were caused by dehydration (water is available but not convenient). Drinking Gatorade during my lunch break and maybe a second after work keeps the regular old normal headaches away. Sounds like you might be running into a dehydration issue yourself.
        09-12-2013, 02:41 PM
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    Its possible! So strange though, because I actually drink a LOT of water...way more than the rest of my family does. They drink a cup or two of water a day and sodas, milk, juices, etc., but since I can't drink any of those things I drink at least 8 full cups of water per day- and at least 7 or 8 bottles worth them I'm working outside all day. I drink Gatorade as well (4 cups of it a day right now, because that's what I mix my suspension in) so you would THINK that I wouldn't be dehydrated.

    I'm always craving salt though. That's what gave me the idea of eating the salt by itself in the first place. It doesn't matter how much I drink, what I've been doing, etc., I want salt. Is there such thing as a sodium deficiency? LOL
        09-12-2013, 04:33 PM
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    When a person is really dehydrated it's actually a good idea for them to eat salt and drink water. Not a huge amount of salt but a little is okay. What salt does is absorb water and allows you to consume more, it also helps to allow your body to retain water better. Ultimately, you are dehydrating your body in order to hydrate it better. Don't consume too much salt otherwise you will end up dehydrating yourself to the point that you can't keep up in hydrating it and then you'll start to have serious negative side effects.

    Over the summer I was doing some high altitude training in the Sierra Nevadas and we went on a hike that ended up being 6 miles more than it was meant to be. We had a lot of heat casualties (some pretty severe) and the Corpsemen would go around and give those heat casualties salt. When they were asked why they were doing that they told us what I said in the paragraph above. And isn't it interesting how a person can actually crave salt? I found out that it kind of tastes like a pixie stick when you're really dehydrated.

    A lot of the time, if a person drinks a bunch of water at once it will just go through their body because their body will use what's necessary and then get rid of what was not needed (which is why people will have to use the bathroom a lot not too long afterwards). By consuming some salt, it helps your body retain more of that water. Like I said though, numerous times, don't over consume the salt, as beneficial as it can be, it can be just as detrimental to your health.
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        09-12-2013, 06:45 PM
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    Yeah, I have to watch how much salt I do take in because if I crave it, I'm likely to take in more than I should. That makes a LOT of sense with the water though; and explains why when I come back from working outside the first thing I want is something salty to eat.
        09-12-2013, 10:53 PM
    Salt is a tricky thing. If your body actually craves it, you should eat it. But the difficulty is that salt does something funky to our taste buds and pleasure center so you can want it, but not crave it.

    Drinking that much water can't possibly be good for you. You must gets lots of exercise going to the bathroom. This whole "drink water to be healthy" binge that society is on was actually started by a marketing promotion from (a) bottled water company(ies). Scientifically, there is little backup for it.

    Your specific situation is likely very different though - but is so much water better for you or worse for you than other people??? I wonder... and I have NO idea how to find out, except to try to not drink so much. Maybe after you're done experimenting with the gluten free diet first though. One thing at a time.
        09-13-2013, 02:29 PM
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    That's the weird thing. I don't really need to go to the bathroom more than anyone else that I can tell, and even with drinking as much as I do when I work outside, I VERY rarely need to go while I'm there (which is as long as 10 hours). I figured it was because of the Texas heat/humidity, and that I was just sweating it all out.

    A while back we mentioned how much I drink to the doctors so they checked my liver and kidneys, but they're fine...not sure why else I'd feel like I need to drink all of the time though.

    When I don't drink the amount that I do, I feel awful, I get worse headaches, feel lethargic, etc., so I guess I always figured that's what my body needed. It probably has to do with the fact that whatever is going on with my body causes the near-constant diahhrea too- and that dehydrates me fast if I don't drink a lot.
        09-14-2013, 10:52 AM
    Weird with the water. I wonder where it's all going? Sounds like you do need it, and not just for the diarrhea. What is your body's potassium level like?

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