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a continuation of Teh Snot - helen-louise
a continuation of Teh Snot
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From: artremis Date: 11th December 2006 17:43 (UTC) (Link)
I guess stormy Brighton does agree with you - which is a shame.
There is a lot of debate about echinacea and auto imune probelms, some pople say it can be stimulating and others say that is has a more balancing effcet, but i haven't seem anyting about it and allergies.
The VM-2000 that you take has some zinc in and as you tolearte that maybe you can find some low dose zinc in the format (it says it's zinc as oxide, amino acid chelate) and see if you are ok with taking that too and if so try grdualy steping up the ammount.
baratron From: baratron Date: 12th December 2006 00:26 (UTC) (Link)
Nah - this particular batch of Snot started on Friday night/Saturday. I got out of bed somewhere around 3.45pm on Saturday afternoon, because I was just so snotty and miserable.

Thank you for the observation about the zinc! I'd noticed it in there, but hadn't explicitly thought about quantities or method of binding... hrm. When I last tried zinc it was cheap nasty chewable zinc from Boots because it was all I could afford. But lots of things are improved by chelation - and it's even a treatment for heavy metal poisoning! The non-constipating Solgar iron supplement, Gentle Iron, is chelated, and as far as I know it's the only iron supplement in existence that doesn't completely screw up the digestive system. I also do get on very much better with natural source or nature-identical vitamins & minerals than I do with purely synthetic ones, godknows why, except my body is overly fussy.

So I'll go to the health food shop in the morning and see what Solgar or Viridian do in the way of chelated zinc. This supplement exists but may well cost a small fortune. If it does, I'll try one of the others.

You're good for my health, my love :)
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