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Old 01-21-2012, 05:38 PM   #151
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esam, welcome to this thread! I've been using boric acid quite a lot because , frankly, I don't have a choice It's the only thing that works for me. I am starting a yeast diet - vegetables, lean meats, no coffee, no sucralose. My sweeteners are xylitol, erythritol, and stevia. I avoid nuts for now too and I do bentoine clay cleanse twice a day.

What are "egg creams" you are talking about??

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Old 01-21-2012, 07:02 PM   #152
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30 Day Sugar Free Diet

I have been on and off Atkins forever. I LOVE Atkins and the low carbs have helped me in the past.
BUT I dont like the idea of putting something in my body that is "man" made.
On Dec.26th I started the 30 Day Sugar Free Diet. Its only for 30 days but I dont see myself going back to my old way of eating. As of right now I have not had sugar for 26 days, sugar or anything that acts like sugar.

I have had natural sugar...

I have cut way down on my dairy intake and right now I am trying to find out if I have an issue with cream cheese or sour cream because I love my mock potatoes.

I have an issue with my hands braking out and itching like crazy......just my hands.

I have lost 12 pounds so far without exersizing (I know I should be!). My husband can see it in my face....he mentioned it...I didnt even have to ask!!

My plan is to be SF for 30 days and see what happens and then be SF for 30 more days but add in exersize and see what happens.

I just wanted to tell everyone my story.

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Old 01-23-2012, 02:45 PM   #153
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Jonika,
Let me introduce you to egg creams!!!!
1 cup coffee, 1tea coconut oil, (I let mine melt into the coffee while I gather ingredients)

put a couple ice cubes into the coffee to cool it down, put into blender, add HWC, 1 or 2 eggs (if I'm making a larger one to share with my daughter) and a packet of truvia, cinnamon if you wish, more ice to cool it ( I havn't premade coffee for ice cubes or put in the fridge, just make them as I go)

It's really more like a latte to me....
I had a massive starbucks addiction (Venti iced 2 pump white mocha with soy, no whip) or vanilla, or cinnamon dolce, or WHATEVER!!! love love love my coffee!!!!!!

I'm not sure I really need to be drinking these all the time, but since I have cut out sugar and wheat and practically all carbs, give me one flippin indulgence!!!!!! :P

I'm basically eating meat, eggs, cream and a sprinkling of raw veggies. but praise GOD the yeastie beastie has gone dormant!!!!!!

I totally get the frustration and despair that comes with suffering from yeast. there were days I didn't know if I was ever going to get rid of it!!!!
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:43 PM   #154
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mcp, welcome to the forum and congrats on the weight loss!

I am trying to lose my 12 pounds I gained last summer

esam, thank you for the recipe! Wow, raw eggs...I am kind of leery of that; I am fearful , but if you say the mix tastes like a latter then I will give it a try! I used to drink lattes every day...I even got a cappuccino machine just so I could make my own lattes at home.
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haha, I'm not saying "better than latte's" but since we chose not to consume many carbs and no sugar, it's definately the next best thing!!
and what better way to up your protein and stay full.


I haven't experimented with any sf syrups, so it can be improved upon, I'm kind of a basics kind of girl.....

I liked a recipes I saw for a pumpkin shake, that would make a nice pumpkin spice latte for the holidays.... a little carb-y but nice for a once in awhile treat.

I'm really diggin my sf jello and cool whip. Its amazing what we learn to love when we have to!

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esam, I am not trying to burst your bubble, but be careful with artificial sweeteners and chemical additives (SF Jello, Cool Whip, Sf Syrup)
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tell me why?? is it because it can stall my weightloss?? (or the fact that they are fake chemical crap that I really shouldn't put into my body?????

I know, I had SF jello and cool whip for 2 days and figured I better cut it out completely, I know its not good for me and that there isn't anything nutritionally good about it, it's just been soo frickin long since I had sweets......
I made it all through the holidays without eating so much as a single cookie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh well, such is life.....

(sorry just have to ***** for a minute)

I'm pretty irritated that this is my lot in life, but I have really thought about what other vices or addictions I would rather have, and to be honest, this is still the one I would chose. I wouldn't want to be a drug addict or alcoholic, or addicted to anything else. and I truly mean no offense to anyone else who may be struggling with these issues, because addiction of any form SUCKS big time. I know God has a reason for this, I just wish He would share it with me, you know.

ok, off my soap box. Hope everyone has a fantastic and compliant day with your programs!!!

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esam, artificial stuff used as additives in food basically didn't exist before 1970s and they are totally foreign to our bodies. Your body ties to digest or expel these things as best as it can and that takes toll on your immune system or the balance of bacteria/yeast in your digestive system. For example, it is suspected that sucralose causes negative changes in your beneficial bacteria in your colons. Just my 2 cents

Doesn't SF Jello contain corn starch and sucralose? Anyway, I am not trying to preach...Make your own desserts... there are options out there...
Speaking of addictions, I am totally addicted to chocolate...
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Ok, groovy!!
But DO share what options are out there for ANY kind of treat that won't trigger my sugar obsession or yeast issues?!?!?!

I feel as though I have to say goodbye to sguar and chocolate for the rest of my life!!!!

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I've killed off two vaginal infections in two months with miconazole and the yeasty smell is back even though the symptoms aren't yet, probably due to slathering CO all over myself. And I have reason to suspect it's in my GI tract also, as I seem to see it when I have BMs. So I'm going hardcore... my ThreeLac order should be here tomorrow.

I have two questions and two pieces of advice.

Queestion one is... is there any reason oil of oregano should be better than just eating piles of oregano? Oregano is much cheaper than the oil, and I'm Italian so can stick it in almsot anything anyways.

Second is... for garlic to be helpful, must it be raw? I can eat a few heads a week if roasted, popping them as snacks, but not raw.

My first bit of advice is for those who want to do colonics and can't afford them; Kristina Amelong's web sites teach you how to do a series of enemas at home much more cheaply than colonics. She also has a VERY good book on doing a cleanse that is much more gentle than most for those with adrenal issues, thyroid issues, fatigue, etc. who cannot tolerate the more strenuous cleanses.

My advice about how to eat CO... I make these which have 2 TB CO each...

LOW-CARB ALMOND JOY CANDIES - 12 servings @ 7g carb 3g protein 309 kcal

Put 12 foil liners in muffin pan.

Melt 1/2 cup of coconut oil in a medium bowl; mix in sweetener equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar (I use 1/8 tsp pure stevia), 1 1/3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut and 1 tsp almond extract. When well mixed, divide coconut mixture into the 12 cups.

Measure out 1/2 cup almond butter and place equally over the coconut mixture.

In a medium saucepan, mix 1 cup coconut oil, 3/4 cup cocoa and 1 TB organic or egg-based lecithin (organic avoids GMO soy) over medium heat while stirring with a whisk. When all lumps are gone, raise heat to high, and continue stirring until it just barely boils. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Stir in sweetener equivalent to 1 cup of sugar (I use 1/4 tsp pure stevia) and 1 tsp vanilla. Pour chocolate mixture into the 12 cups.

Place muffin tin in fridge until candies are solid, then remove from muffin pan.
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WHOLLY COW JACKIE!! that sounds amazing!!!!

I'm not brave enought to make that yet, but will save the recipe. I'm afraid I'd eat the whole batch at once!!!!!!!
sounds so flippin good!!!

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Advice and or suggestions needed. Thanks in advance

Hi everyone. Lurker here finally posting for the first time. I just received this email from my daughter. She is currently in Afghanistan on a 1 year deployment. She started having problems with extreme bloating, pain and constipation in the spring before she went over. (Observed this.. she went from a completely flat stomach to looking like she was 6 months pregnant) She went to the ER and then a gastro specialist and all the tests came back negative. She then went to a pre-deployment physical and nothing was found. She has been experiencing the same symptoms again and went to a doctor in Afghanistan and nothing showed up. We read through the posts and suspect that yeast maybe the culprit. She has followed the advice on the boards (cutting sugar, starches and taking a probiotic). Has anyone every experience what she describes? Any advice for her?

Yes, when i dont eat sugar ( which the cravings for sugar are so CRAZY) i turn purple,, hands, legs, feet, I also cant lose weight ( and im NOT eating much, so it should be dripping off .. Im TIRED all the time.. when i dont have sugar or carbs. my hands start to tingle and get hot, and then i bloat... ALOT. So bad today i couldnt button my pants! i had to wear a baggy sweater so i could keep it unbuttoned. I finished the probiotic .. no change. i think its because all the food here contains sugar.. they never just have grilled.. always something with a sauce, I try to eat just salads but sometimes i get so sick from not eating anything 'real" for afew days, i give up and eat ( cereal or oatmeal ) i havent had ANY pasta or rice since ive been here!! Also, i do have a white coating in my mouth when i wake up, my periods are CRAZY now too.. i go through 10 tampons a day and still bleed through. That Candida clear bottle of pills found out is worthless.... still taking the cocnut oil.. headaches are getting much worse, to the point of me popping advil like candy, and sometimes i start to shake.. PLUS always cold... alot more than normal... cant seem to get warm when i should. I think thats about it.. what is this???


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when i dont eat sugar ( which the cravings for sugar are so CRAZY) i turn purple,, hands, legs, feet, I also cant lose weight ( and im NOT eating much, so it should be dripping off .. Im TIRED all the time.. when i dont have sugar or carbs. my hands start to tingle and get hot, and then i bloat... ALOT. So bad today i couldnt button my pants! ....my periods are CRAZY now...
...cant seem to get warm when i should
wow, these are very unusual symptoms. I am not a doctor so I can't tell you what it is...I could be candida, autoimmune (celiak, IBS, etc.), parasites, hormonal, or allergy, .... I have no clue. However, candida battle is for a long run and you can't beat it in a few weeks. It takes months of strict dieting, probiotic treatment, and antifungal treatment. Omitting sugar is only one thing to do on the candida diet. You also have to stop eating cheese, dairy, mushrooms, vinegars (except ACV)...

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If you want to learn more about Candida diet , check out this book:
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I know authors need to make money from writing books but I really would like to get some free information. This Candida is a real pain to have. Still learning how to deal with diabetes and its effects on the female body.
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RayStar,
If you don't want to buy the book, then there is plenty of information on the Web. They do contradict each other in certain things , but the basics are pretty much the same everywhere.
Or you could go to a library and borrow it for free. It's up to you. There are many ways to get the information you are looking for.
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Hi everyone. Lurker here finally posting for the first time. I just received this email from my daughter. She is currently in Afghanistan on a 1 year deployment. She started having problems with extreme bloating, pain and constipation in the spring before she went over. (Observed this.. she went from a completely flat stomach to looking like she was 6 months pregnant) She went to the ER and then a gastro specialist and all the tests came back negative. She then went to a pre-deployment physical and nothing was found. She has been experiencing the same symptoms again and went to a doctor in Afghanistan and nothing showed up. We read through the posts and suspect that yeast maybe the culprit. She has followed the advice on the boards (cutting sugar, starches and taking a probiotic). Has anyone every experience what she describes? Any advice for her?

Yes, when i dont eat sugar ( which the cravings for sugar are so CRAZY) i turn purple,, hands, legs, feet, I also cant lose weight ( and im NOT eating much, so it should be dripping off .. Im TIRED all the time.. when i dont have sugar or carbs. my hands start to tingle and get hot, and then i bloat... ALOT. So bad today i couldnt button my pants! i had to wear a baggy sweater so i could keep it unbuttoned. I finished the probiotic .. no change. i think its because all the food here contains sugar.. they never just have grilled.. always something with a sauce, I try to eat just salads but sometimes i get so sick from not eating anything 'real" for afew days, i give up and eat ( cereal or oatmeal ) i havent had ANY pasta or rice since ive been here!! Also, i do have a white coating in my mouth when i wake up, my periods are CRAZY now too.. i go through 10 tampons a day and still bleed through. That Candida clear bottle of pills found out is worthless.... still taking the cocnut oil.. headaches are getting much worse, to the point of me popping advil like candy, and sometimes i start to shake.. PLUS always cold... alot more than normal... cant seem to get warm when i should. I think thats about it.. what is this???


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Sounds like she could have a yeast problem, but I'd also encourage her to get her thyroid checked by an endocrinologist. She has many symptoms of hypothyroid.
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Hi everyone. Lurker here finally posting for the first time. I just received this email from my daughter. She is currently in Afghanistan on a 1 year deployment. She started having problems with extreme bloating, pain and constipation in the spring before she went over. (Observed this.. she went from a completely flat stomach to looking like she was 6 months pregnant) She went to the ER and then a gastro specialist and all the tests came back negative. She then went to a pre-deployment physical and nothing was found. She has been experiencing the same symptoms again and went to a doctor in Afghanistan and nothing showed up. We read through the posts and suspect that yeast maybe the culprit. She has followed the advice on the boards (cutting sugar, starches and taking a probiotic). Has anyone every experience what she describes? Any advice for her?

Yes, when i dont eat sugar ( which the cravings for sugar are so CRAZY) i turn purple,, hands, legs, feet, I also cant lose weight ( and im NOT eating much, so it should be dripping off .. Im TIRED all the time.. when i dont have sugar or carbs. my hands start to tingle and get hot, and then i bloat... ALOT. So bad today i couldnt button my pants! i had to wear a baggy sweater so i could keep it unbuttoned. I finished the probiotic .. no change. i think its because all the food here contains sugar.. they never just have grilled.. always something with a sauce, I try to eat just salads but sometimes i get so sick from not eating anything 'real" for afew days, i give up and eat ( cereal or oatmeal ) i havent had ANY pasta or rice since ive been here!! Also, i do have a white coating in my mouth when i wake up, my periods are CRAZY now too.. i go through 10 tampons a day and still bleed through. That Candida clear bottle of pills found out is worthless.... still taking the cocnut oil.. headaches are getting much worse, to the point of me popping advil like candy, and sometimes i start to shake.. PLUS always cold... alot more than normal... cant seem to get warm when i should. I think thats about it.. what is this???


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Has she been tested for any bacterial infections? Mycoplasma fermentans, (http://unevx.com/wp-content/themes/u...N_Jan_2012.pdf) among others. I am just beginning to wonder if this is why my daughter is having so many issues and not getting better.

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Although the researchers have not clearly established how contagious the Mycoplasmas are, they have made some inferences from the data they have collected. The Mycoplasma organism has been found in the blood and body fluids, spinal fluid, bone marrow, urine, and in the lungs, nose and mouth. The Mycoplasma is reported to be able to survive for two hours outside the body. Of those with Gulf War Illness, 50% of their spouses have contracted the disease and 100% of their children. Several babies have also been known to be born with the disease. Some sort of chemical exposure or immune distress (i.e., auto accident, surgery, cancer) appears to pre-date the onset of illness. Of those with CFS, FMS, and MCS, numerous friends and spouses have the illness, as well as close relatives. So, from the anecdotal reports, it would appear that Mycoplasma is contagious after both casual and intimate contact. This means that the organism may possibly be passed to another through sputum (coughing droplets that contain the organism), saliva, sexual secretions, blood, and urine. The disease is also developing in family pets.
Another Hopeless Disease - Mycoplasma Fermentans (Incognitus Strain)
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RayStar, the Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook is on the shelf at my local library. You might check around in your area and see if you can check it out from a library there. I've put it on reserve here so I can take my time and read through it--for free. If your library doesn't have a copy, they might be able to get one on loan from another library system.

Just an idea....that's where I've found most of the books I've read on candida.
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SHinOK, let us know how you like the book. I like it a lot because it has a ton of info about natural as well as medical candida supplements. I am doing their "rotation regiment". a 4 day rotation.

Authors also suggest for candida sufferers to stay away from coconut (shredded, flakes, coconut flour). Coconut oil is okay. I do use coconut flour in my recipes sometimes though.
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Good to know. I'd rather find something natural to try, if possible. My doctor doesn't really believe that candida overgrowth exists. My DH doesn't, either. So whatever I do for it, it would be great if it could be simple & natural. Diet is where I'll start...
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is CO bark ok for candida?

So far I am only on page 5 of the 1st thread. It looks like CO is good for getting rid of yeast. In post #134, Tooter says xylitol is also good for yeast.

So, what about cocoa powder?

Can I make bark and be ok with candida?

I did a candida diet in the early 90s and dropped about 25 pounds. It was odd...nothing happened for weeks and weeks, and then my body just DUMPED the weight. I would lose 2 sizes in 2 weeks....not exaggerating.

Of course, I couldn't stay on that restricted diet.

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I started LC again last year when I had a HUGE candida attack from antibiotic reaction. That was my doctor's advice. Then went off it and pretended I was normal awhile. HA!

In late January, after licking envelopes w/ antimicrobial added to the adhesive, I had a massive candida inflamation within 12 hours. Looking for LC recipes, I found this site and read almost all of the other thread to figure it out. A trip to Whole Foods got me started. It's taken a whole month to get the external under control, but I feel much better inside, too.

ACV water & coffee w CO, cinnamon, and cream w/ breakfast, grapefruit seed extract 2 times a day (pill), oil of oregano capsules 2x/day, and no cheese or nuts until lately. Anytime I had even a bite of those or wheat or sugar, it was all back again.

The truly best advice I found here was to take it easy and see what my body could tolerate. Die off is still kicking me sometimes. Last night I had mysterious bumps pop up all over my body, but they were all gone by this morning.

The best part has been that since the candida has settled some, my weight has started moving down. I was stuck after the first 10 lbs for 3 weeks! Now I suddenly dropped 4 lbs. YEAHH!!!

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I am doing it similarly

ellena, cocoa powder should be ok. I don't have problems with my home-made chocolate.
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This detox is killing me! (sorry, I haven't had time to read the newer thread yet. I read the locked one a year or so ago.)

I know I've got something going on, but not sure if it's a candida thing or not. I just know that adding EVCO has resulted in an increase in symptoms which is typical with any sort of detox...muscle pain, swollen glands, agitation, migraines, etc. AND, I'm only doing oil pulling right now. I'm not even swallowing any EVCO or applying it topically.

Which makes me wonder... I see soooo many websites which advocate doing full on detoxes. You eat nothing but EVCO and maybe a little yogurt. How the heck could someone with more than a little detoxing to do possibly get thru that?!?
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I think it's more than will power!

I get violent migraines. Anyone dealing with those for DAYS on end would be literally begging to go to the ER. (Yes, that's how bad mine get at times.) I'm guessing that their symptoms aren't as bad.
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Hi all! Please forgive me for not reading all of either thread! I'm about 15 pages into the first one and enjoying learning as much as I can. I have a question or two, though, and I'm hoping you can help.

I have no doubt that I have candida/yeast issues, though eating low carb in the past has always been enough to keep everything under control. Unfortunately I took 4 years totally off plan following a car accident and, of course, ended up heavier than ever. I'm about 5 weeks into a restart, doing atkins induction levels, and have had some new symptoms this time around. The main one right now is itching... skin crawling, want to claw at myself, non-stop itching from head to toe.... ok, head to ankle. It's driving me insane. I'm guessing this is a result of die off? Would that be a safe assumption? I have not began taking any antifungal suppliments at this point, still just following an induction level low carb woe. My weight loss has also come to a complete standstill. It's only been about 10 days of no loss, but that's pretty unusual considering my size and diet. Would that be typical during a die off?

I think those are my biggest questions. Just trying to decide if I'm looking in the right direction while trying to figure out what the heck my body is doing. Hubby, who is normally very supportive, said I may be being a bit of a hypochondriac today. That stung and I let him know it, but it still left me feeling kind of alone trying to understand this. Thanks in advance for any answers/advice you can offer!
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:13 PM   #180
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Hi all! Please forgive me for not reading all of either thread! I'm about 15 pages into the first one and enjoying learning as much as I can. I have a question or two, though, and I'm hoping you can help.

I have no doubt that I have candida/yeast issues, though eating low carb in the past has always been enough to keep everything under control. Unfortunately I took 4 years totally off plan following a car accident and, of course, ended up heavier than ever. I'm about 5 weeks into a restart, doing atkins induction levels, and have had some new symptoms this time around. The main one right now is itching... skin crawling, want to claw at myself, non-stop itching from head to toe.... ok, head to ankle. It's driving me insane. I'm guessing this is a result of die off? Would that be a safe assumption? I have not began taking any antifungal suppliments at this point, still just following an induction level low carb woe. My weight loss has also come to a complete standstill. It's only been about 10 days of no loss, but that's pretty unusual considering my size and diet. Would that be typical during a die off?

I think those are my biggest questions. Just trying to decide if I'm looking in the right direction while trying to figure out what the heck my body is doing. Hubby, who is normally very supportive, said I may be being a bit of a hypochondriac today. That stung and I let him know it, but it still left me feeling kind of alone trying to understand this. Thanks in advance for any answers/advice you can offer!
Wow! We could be twins with the itching and weight loss standstill. I did a full on attack over a month to get rid of the yeast and the itching stopped, I started losing weight, and slept through the night, which I've almost never done my whole life.

Then I made homemade greek yogurt with powdered milk added for protein. The added milk set off another yeast infection round, so my weight is stalled and I'm itching again. For me, the itching goes with the yeast instead of die-off. I've heard a lot of people say their itching goes with die-off. I think you have to listen to your body.

I attack the yeast with Coconut oil in my coffee, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in my morning glass of water, and several other of the suggestions from the older thread. Read through several pages of both threads and try a few things at a time. All at once is pretty drastic.
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