Thursday, November 19, 2009

The FDA makes me sick!

And it appears they are trying to make everyone sick. People, we need to wake up and smell the artificially enhanced everything!

It is disgusting to think of what is considered normal in our American Culture. It seems to have become some sort of joke.

It's an attitude of preferred oblivion. "Oh, I know it's bad for me, but everyone eats/drinks it... oh well haha!" Isn't this the type of peer pressure we learned to avoid in our youth?

With so many of our peers, most of our culture to be precise, climbing like sheep on board with what the FDA says is a-okay, we must look elsewhere for nutritional example and guidance. The importance of making informed decisions about these things is crucial.

Did you know that many countries in Europe have banned the use of artificial food coloring? The exact same ones we give our children everyday in so many forms? We must read the labels, because it is in the most unassuming foods.

Do you read ingredient labels? It is sort of like learning a foreign language with all of it's mystery. Shouldn't we know what these things are? I have been dutifully trying to avoid products with certain known harmful ingredients like monosodium glutamate (MSG) only to recently discover that it is also now known by several other names. Have a look here for a list.

Even many so called natural products (for example my former favorite, Lundbergs Rice Chips) contain torula yeast or yeast extract which are excitotoxins equivalent to MSG. No wonder I was addicted to these chips. Those favorite chips and crackers you buy at Costco... you better check the label. Anything you eat that has that wonderful savory flavor that is hard to stop eating, more than likely has MSG or MSG by another name. It is in many many many things.....

I could go on about the dangers of MSG/excitotoxins. Obesity, cancer, brain impairment... There is tons of info on the web.

Back to the whole point of today's entry... I got a little sidetracked. It has been discovered that there is mercury in corn syrup. This is nothing but pure evil. The FDA approves this. "Somethings rotten in Denmark" as my grandmother used to say...

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to STOP buying products with high fructose corn syrup. This would be a good place to start. Absolutely no one needs this stuff to survive. Indeed, quite the opposite is true. (more missions to follow... stay tuned!)

And, like Michael Pollan says, "If you are concerned about your health, you should probably avoid products that make health claims. Why? Because a health claim on a food product is a strong indication it's not really food, and food is what you want to eat."

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Well, after 2 hours with my mouth propped wide open and rubber dam in place, I am pleased as punch to say I have one quadrant of my mouth mercury free!!! I had originally thought I could handle having half of my mouth -upper and lower fillings evacuated at once, but I am so happy I decided to "bite off" a smaller chunk per visit.

It is an interesting procedure. They use some special vacuums to catch the toxic vapors as they drill the old fillings out.

I wish I had a before and after photo of the teeth. I am not doing this for cosmetic reasons, and hadn't even thought about the visual outcome, but they look so beautiful!!! You can't even see the new fillings. I am very impressed with Dr. Xu's work. (Dr. Xu is pronounced shoe,- it would be cool if it were pronounced chew!)

They gave me a blanket and some headphones and a remote to the t.v. suspended from the ceiling so I was able to watch the food network while they worked on my teeth. This made the time go much easier and faster.

Clayton just looked over my shoulder and said "who wants to know about that stuff?" haha! I suppose he has a point, but in case someone is interested, this is how it went! :D

Saturday, November 14, 2009

more on fragrances:

The link below, labeled "health risks from perfume", explains a bit on how different fragrances can affect the body. These fragrances are everywhere. As the previous post's video explains, they do not have to be individually labeled, but only the term "fragrance" placed on the list of ingredients. Candles don't have to be labeled at all. Make sure your holiday candles consist of natural essential oils. Fred Meyer's natural products department sells a nice brand called "Aroma Naturals" made with plant aromas and essential oils. Does anyone else know of any good ones?

Health risks from perfume

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

So I am considering having my mercury fillings removed and replaced. I have appointments for my entire family to start seeing a Holistic Dentist who comes highly recommended by a friend who has seen him for many years. I am very excited about this! He has not used amalgam fillings in his office since 1983. The boys have each had a filling, but I am so happy I made the decision several years ago to only have composite fillings used in their mouths. It is worth every extra penny not covered by dental insurance. (Please watch the video on my last posting)

The issues of amalgam/mercury fillings been heavy on my mind lately along with the unnecessary insurgence of fluoride, and the "too many too soon" pushing of vaccines.

There needs to be an uprising against the common use of POISONS in our bodies and our children's bodies. We are so blessed to still have a choice in this matter.

The average human body is not able to detoxify the levels of heavy metals used in these poisonous "helps"(including vaccines), thus causing it to bio-accumulate in our systems where it can remain and fester- wrecking havock on our immune systems as our bodies are forced to be in this endless battle with something it cannot rid itself of. It is my strong belief that our poisoned bodies then manifest their inner toxicities with the widespread ills of chronic fatigue/auto-immune disorders, alzheimers, intestinal issues, thyroid issues, A.D.D, cancer... you name it! This list could go on and on and on... just as the pharmaceutical companies thrill to see it do so.


flu vaccine

BELL TOLLING for the Swine Flu (CAMPANAS por la gripe A) subtitled from ALISH on Vimeo.


This Journal is birthed out of my passion for health.

I hope to SIMPLY convey my thoughts and personal discoveries, as well as awaken questions in others about what we have accepted as common practice in "treating" our bodies and the bodies of our children.

This will be an outlet of sorts for the questions and concerns that are raised by my observations of the world around me. A place for both casual and serious discussion on the topics at hand.