The Salvage of my Sanity... - Some food for thought....
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Child of the Fey
Date: 2010-08-19 15:16
Subject: Some food for thought....
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Hm, man I sometimes wonder why people don't read the fine print with medication.

Birth control (the pill verity) has shown some pretty amazing side effects. Here are some examples of people I know personally's side effects: strokes, brain cancer, severe respiratory problems (i.e. not being able to walk up a flight of stairs because its as winding as running a mile), extreme hormonal instability (i.e. getting all of the hormonal crap from a particularly bad period but for everyday, all day, with/without the bleeding), and new allergies.

Vaccines have some pretty interesting side effects too. Cancer, serious immune system damage, new allergies, getting the illness it was supposed to prevent, poisoning, and allergic reactions. And no, Autism is not a side effect but having it does heighten your chances of having one of the more severe side effects.

My point: be a weary consumer. Just because it's all the rage does not mean its the right thing for you.

(My inspiration to post this was an interesting conversation I had had with a friend of mine who's mother suffered some of these side effects.)

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Methos AlHazred: Mediblah
User: [info]alazif
Date: 2010-08-20 03:49 (UTC)
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I figure that I'm fine without one. The only time I'd go for a vaccine is if it was for something like smallpox or polio or if I was going outside of the US.

As for antibiotics, I'm very paranoid about taking them. Though, I love the funny noises that the doctors make when they find out I'm allergic to *cillin. XD;

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Child of the Fey: LudwigCooking
User: [info]bar_ohki
Date: 2010-08-20 03:54 (UTC)
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I admit I use antibiotic soap since I have to hand wash my dishes and it does keep me from getting more sick. Other than that, I stay the hell away from pills unless I have to.

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Methos AlHazred: Need Sunglasses
User: [info]alazif
Date: 2010-08-20 04:02 (UTC)
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I use antibiotic soap and the hand sanitizers. Everybody does say that washing your hands is the best preventative. O^; The hand sanitizers-- the active ingredient is rubbing alcohol, so I don't think it contributes too much to the MRSA problem.

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Child of the Fey: AgathaScrewYou
User: [info]bar_ohki
Date: 2010-08-20 04:05 (UTC)
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Oh, I wash my hands too. And my body and my clothes. And I eat good food, properly cooked, and organic stuff because hormone enhanced or genetically modified food don't need to be in me. Well beyond natural genetic modifications (i.e. selective breeding of the plants is okay).

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Methos AlHazred
User: [info]alazif
Date: 2010-08-20 10:35 (UTC)
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The best suggestion that I've heard for eating well is that if your ancestors wouldn't have recognized it as food, don't eat it. The only problem is that most of my ancestors came from Italy, Scotland, and Germany, and probably would not have recognized chamchi kimbob or vegetable samosas as food-- both of which I love. And on the other hand, some of the things they would have recognized as food-- blood wurst for example, I don't recognize as food. XD;

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Child of the Fey: LudwigXD
User: [info]bar_ohki
Date: 2010-08-20 15:00 (UTC)
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I dunno I'm descended from Vikings, they ate pretty much anything. /LOL

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