Allergy is related to immune function, adrenal gland. Just simply to
say, not a good thing. When daughter was taking micro biology with
immunology specialty B4 medical school I shared his text books and
learned thing or two how immune system works. Probably most allergy
medicine is steroid or anti-histamine family. First you have to
understand what they do to your body. I even came across a person whose
adrenal gland was completely worn out. Some cases genetics play too.
First thing to avoid is allergy sensitive people should avoid eating
nuts, SPECIALLY peanuts. It'll lower L-lysine in the body and will make
things worse. My idea is draw from both sides, herbal medicine has more
than 5000 years history. What is your allergen? Did you have done
comprehensive allergy test? Where you live could be not a good place for
My god father had serious bronchitis and always in bad shape due to
difficulty breathing. Doc suggested he move to Arizona, dry and warm
place. His symptom got much worse living there couple years, air borne
desert pollen was the cause. He had to move back. Here in Calgary there
are more than 100 health food stores. Some are just franchise business
like 7-11 store. Only handful of them are worthy place to visit run by
independent owner with good credentials(they know what they are doing).
This industry is quite strongly regulated in Canada vs. in U.S. any
thing goes to the level of danger to human health. Products being sold
here ust have NPN(natural product no.) issued by federal govt. after
testing each and every product applied for NPN. Application fee is not
a paltry sum, fly by night crooks can't go thru this process. Read about
you Drug administration's new drug approving committee members. They
all own big shares of drug companies.
My scratch test was done on my back. Practically the entire surface
was inflamed (welts) afterwards. IIRC, there were 6 out of 48 (or 60??)
allergens to which I did NOT have significant reactions. And, these
were kind of amusing (horse & cat -- but not dog; most molds -- but not
penicillium; NOT dust/mites; all grasses; NOT ragweed; etc.).
And, of course, many of the local offenders weren't even included in the
panel (though I know I have strong reactions to them -- most folks do!)
I'd had bad allergies as a child (entirely different part of the country)
so this wasn't a big surprise...
Exactly. Plus, a fair bit of dirt in the air (think: Haboobs).
There is ALWAYS something in bloom, here. My MD has a pollen chart on
the wall in his office -- which plants produce at which times of year.
It's just one series of peaks after another: this peaks now, that
peaks next month, something else peaks the month after, etc.
Certain seasons the ground, cars, etc. will be covered in yellow pollen.
The special processing of it was as a result of simple research.
Subject was given orally tumeric powder in a capsule. And every 2 hours
draw the blood, tested the sign of tumeric active ingredient. Hardly any
sign of absorption by digestive tract. Then they broke down the powder
40X smaller, repeat the test. Then they could see tumeric in the blood.
The process is devised by Japanese doctors.
I thought Glucosamine was only effective *in* the joint. I.e., as a
lubricant, of sorts. So, sloppy muscle tone doesn't benefit from
For what is it "indicated"? Pain, inflammation, arthritis, etc.?
Weight is bad for *so* much more! :< I cringe when I see so many folks
*so* overweight. And, apparently doing little/nothing to address the
issue! When was the last time you saw your feet??
I accompany one neighbor to Sam's Club, periodically. A few items that
I might need; also a chance to spend time together socially. First
thing she invariably does is head off to buy an ice cream to eat
while shopping. Definitely doesn't "need" that!
People don't realize how little it takes of an imbalance of intake vs.
expenditure to pack on weight. I think a LIFESAVER per day (excess)
amounts to the 10 pounds folks pack on (average) per decade.
Wow! You mean to tell me you can't live without that LIFESAVER???
Recently injured her back. I'm sure partly because her musculature
is weak, nothing in her back or belly to help *support* her frame.
Instead, her frame is supporting her belly. :<
So, we know that's going to be a long recovery -- *if* she ever
manages to recover fully (presently just trying to deal with
Simply you are what you eat. All your medicine is in your food. Sick
body is acidic, inflamed. Most pain is caused by inflammation. Most pain
killer drug residue accumulates in one's liver and kidney. Long term use
is detrimental which will cause other issues down the road.
Name one drug with zero side effect. Now they;re giving kids with ADD
with new drug which shrinks their Penis. I saw a 10 yo old on that drug
whose penis looks like just that of a new born. His grand mother and
mother came to store asking for help saying they are trying to give the
drug to his sibling 7 yo. Both women were crying talking to us. We
sorted out their diet eliminating dairy and sugar, junk food like
McDonald meal. Some supplements. If they stick to the regimen for a
month or so, they will see the result themselves....They'll know what to
do to get off the drug. It's whole family affair.
On Friday, December 4, 2015 at 9:55:28 AM UTC-6, Tony Hwang wrote:
concern after 14 yrs. Some are "late bloomers" and may even be better for
longevity. (I noticed you capitalized "penis"!)
Mentioning possibilities is not disbelief...in high school, in the '60's gu
ys had swim class in the nude. A guy I knew had an infantile penis...he was
short, with little body hair...after HS he sprouted and was normal. Nice g
uy and we all thought, at least he didn't take ROTC as a way out!
??? You're saying the Corvette is compensation? I must be okay. I drive
a Yaris and once when I was stopped for some road construction I started
talking to the flagger. After a while she said "You know, this car is
On Thu, 3 Dec 2015 20:49:31 -0800 (PST), Uncle Monster
My BP had been pretty contant at 120/83 for years - been on 400mg of
ibuprophen a day and 1 Claratin complete a day - was up to 158/92
early this week. I've stopped both to see what happens - first day off
and I'm back down to 150/86-ish. When I get it back to normal I'll
try going back on one at a time to see which one is the culprit (or if
Which flavor of glucosamine? I had been taking the chlroide which is the
common form but the Mayo newsletter recommended sulphate. I switched and
it does seem to work better although that's a very subjective judgment.
I also threw in some tumeric and devil's claw. They also mentioned
boswellia but I don't know if that had an effect on blood pressure or not.
It's actually orange flavored Glucosamine chews I bought off the shelf
at wal-mart. I'd heard that it worked better than the pill form, so
gave it a try. I've been pleasantly surprised, too.
I never saw GS in pill form. Only capsules typically 500mg per capsule.
Never buy anything Chinese made tho. If it helps don't stop take them
LONG term! Specially females never forget to have density test done
every 2 years or so. If your doctor does not order it, ask and insist
A downside of many tablets (SWMBO was previously taking glucosamine) is
that it can lead to kidney stones. (at least that was one of the
recommended supplements to drop when she was hospitalized with one)
My first bone density test put me well above normal for bone strength.
My second one was similarly well above normal, but just a little less
than the previous test.
Are you a Dr. or nutritionist? You seem to know a lot about this sort
Chloride is stomach acid. On theory it supposes to improve absorption.
But it does not improve much.
Devil's claw is researched by British doctors proving it's worth. Also
known to cause stomach sensitivity. Devils may affect BP. When some
issues arise we have to look at the whole picture: deal with cause not
Many of the same tasks can be done much more
safely with a Sawzall, or other brand of
The one time I tried to take a tree out of
my yard, I used a recip and a LOT of white
cheap blades from HF. They go smooth in a
hurry when used on tree roots.
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