Guaifenesin Protocol Vocabulary

Here’s a list of commonly used vocab for this protocol with a short explanation and link to the posts that explain them more fully. There is alot of new stuff to learn, but keep going and don’t give up! It’s SO worth it and you will get used to all the lingo, I promise! <3

there are 2 kinds of Guaifenesin (Guai) for this protocol:

LA/ER: Long Acting (LA) and Extended/Slow Release (ER) are the same thing. This is    the Guaifenesin you need to use for the protocol.

SA/FA/IR: Short Acting (SA) and Fast Acting (FA) and Immediate Release (IR) are the same thing. This is the Guaifenesin you can add too the LA guai to make you clear faster, after being on the protocol for many months.

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Magnesium Lotion (epsom salt lotion) Guai safe

Epsom Salt lotion/ Magnesium lotion DIY!

Epsom Salt lotion/ Magnesium lotion DIY!

So, of course I try Magnesium Lotion when I have so little lotion left in my container that I can’t make a whole batch! But I LOVE it! It makes the lotion go further. YAY! and gives the wonderful benefits of epsom salts without the long bath. Double YAY!!! 🙂

Magnesium is SOOOO good for you! Especially if you have fibromyalgia like me.

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Detox on the Guaifenesin Protocol slowly!

toxinsIf you are as toxic as I am, detoxing has been super rough stuff! Go slow!! (click here for rest of story)

Even the lemon water before breakfast was too hard on me! Now I have my lemon water before lunch or supper, that seems to be ok and still supposed to help. It might have been the lemon water interacting with my thyroid meds, but I took them an hour apart, that’s all we’re supposed to do. Ah well, whatever it was, I learned my lesson!

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About Guaifenesin from a friend

Fibro Pharmacy GuaifenesinA friend of mine (we will call her ‘P’ ~July 20 2016) wrote about the Guaifenesin Protocol, specifically Guaifenesin and the type and what it has done for her fibromyalgia. I love it and asked her if I could share it with you! 🙂 Love this lady, she has such spunk!! 🙂

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Toxins and the Guaifenesin Protocol part 2

toxins 3Original title, right? lol!

So, the book that started me on this topic was by Suzanne Sommers called Tox-Sick. It got me thinking about all the many toxins we have in our bodies just from life. You can stop breathing lol. OR, you CAN help your body to deal with the toxic load from other sources.

You have pesticides and herbicides and GMO fruits and veggies. Then you have cows and chickens eating Genetically Modified foods, which never leaves their systems, not to mention all the antibiotics and growth hormones that most farmers give their animals to make them grow faster and produce more. This stuff stays in the meat, the milk, the eggs, the dairy products. We eat it, and our bodies have to somehow eliminate it all.

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Progress report from Roberta July 2016

I have a friend post in my Fibro Buddies on Guaifenesin Protocol Facebook group and I asked her if I could share. It’s always so encouraging to see others progress, not just mine!! 🙂

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Toxins and the Guaifenesin Protocol

Toxins and the Guaifenesin Protocol

Toxins and the Guaifenesin Protocol

I started asking myself what has changed in the last few years on the protocol:

  • I found this super yummy sugar free ice cream that I have often (with all the nasty sugar alternatives.
  • Using Splenda without any concern for the health risks.
  • Prior to the protocol I was on so many pain meds.
  • I took different HRT’s because of my hysterectomy, which have been proven to causecancer.
  • My body started to scream at me when I started on some Bio-identical Hormones, which are not a cancer risk and really do help everyone else.
  • We are eating way more veggies (and not washing them.)
  • We had mold in our house this winter.
  • I went on antibiotics 3 times for my bronchitis and sinusitis (which hasn’t gone away after 8 months.) Turns out my doc prescribed them for me when he ‘knew’ it was just viral infection, not bacterial, so he apparently ‘knew’ it wouldn’t work. Thanks for that.

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Being a Foster mom and saying goodbye

God brought along 2 little boys for our little family. They are so dear to my heart, but I seriously had NO idea what I was getting into!

There’s a ridiculous amount of politics involved. It’s not just taking care of kids when you Foster. The biggest amount of energy used up for me, is from dealing with the Ministry of Children and Family, the paperwork, policies and politics behind it all. And just when you think you might have a bit of a handle on things, they change them on you. And just when you feel like you are settling into the new routine, the routine gets changed. And just when you feel like you could adopt the precious children in your home, the option is taken away from you.

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God made that happen, didn’t He, mom?

so it rained… and rained. And rained some more. We got approx 105mm of rain in 24hours. We were blessed, we only got a few feet of water in our crawl space, might have ruined the hot water heater and furnace, but we are drying them out and will try to get them working again. park at Dawson flood

That river there is what I endearingly call the Dawson Ditch, because 99% of the time, that is what it looks like. Certainly not a creek, forget the raging river you see here. Gotta love kids thoughts on life. There’s this car teetering on the edge of a road that got washed out.

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Mothers Day comes and goes again!

This is a very bittersweet Mothers Day for me. If you have followed my writings, you know Mothers Day has been a difficult time every year.

Well, this year was sure different! We are Fostering 2 little twin boys, so I had kids for Mothers Day this year! These boys are such a joy and blessing to our family, we are so thankful to God for bringing them into our lives. They are too young to really get the idea of Mothers Day, so Tim let them pick out a card they thought was pretty lol. How SWEET to just have kids on that special day.

Here’s where it becomes the BITTERsweet…

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