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Post Edited (stkitt) : 9/9/2008 4:18:06 PM (GMT-6)
It really is frightening how little information there is on keeping our bodies in balance. I do such "seemingly" simple things as keep my alkalinity/acidity levels in check and having regular infrared detox saunas and it has made a world of difference to me. Far more so than any anti-depressant medication.
I had a urine check a few years ago at work (I worked in a day spa) and then left to go home before the naturopath had a chance to give me the results. She dashed over in her car with some supplements saying that I was so acidic that I was in danger of lapsing into a coma. She may have been putting the "frighteners" on just a little but after one day of rebalancing medications I felt like a new woman. (but I had to settle for my man instead!! ).
Thanks for continuing to open our eyes to alternatives.
accupunture helped me greatly with anxiety as it calmed me me down, but I am NOT an expert!! I will leave this one for Peacesoul..
I work for manipulative physiothapist's to pay the bills while I study. They do amazing work including accupuncture. It really is all about keeping your body in balance.
Reading this post has really made me start to think. I am presenting taking total of 1,000 mg of antibiotic every day due to foot surgery last week and have been taking an anti-nausea drug as the antibiotic makes me so sick to my stomach but I have to take it. I am wondering about this probiotic thing. I hadn't heard that yogurt did not contain near enough active cultures. My pharmacist said to eat one yogurt a day while on the antibiotics and it should work just fine. I tend to get bad thrush when on antibiotics. So, that is what I have been doing and now reading that it isn't near what I should be getting. How do I know how many mgs or whatever I need to take each day? Is there calculations that need to be done to know how much to take? Can you ever take "too much?
I'm also on Xanax and Darvocet for pain control and am now worried about how much damage I may have done already and how much damage I am presently doing to my liver. How do you know if your liver is being damaged?
I have lots more questions and am now gonna go on the internet and see what I can find out about this "detoxing" stuff. I'm very intersted to learn more about this.
Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002. Medications: Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.
Good Morning All,
Sorry I have been MIA for a bit. I am glad to see so many interested in this topic. I believe it is good to know what others are doing. The accupunture has been talked about before but from what I have heard from people that have used it is the cost is high. With so many high medical bill and living on social security there is not a lot of dollars left over.
I make sure I take a good vitamin pill every day and eat my yogurt. I know if I went to the Doctors and asked for liver enzymes to be drawn the answer would be no unless I had avalid reason to go along with the request.
Also many of you have to take meds as I do...............know your meds. For example : Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is processed by the liver, Ibuprofen is not metabolized by the liver, but actually the kidneys. Many of the pain meds have Tylenol in them so taking additional Tylenol needs to be monitored. I advocate for knowing what you are putting into your body.
Great input from all, you are always the best .............
Hugs at you.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 9/13/2008 8:49:31 AM (GMT-6)
I have been dealing with Doctors for a bit more then a month now and I am finding that advocating for my sister is difficult at times but I have suggested many tests and meds and they are getting done. Her only chance to survive is chemo right now. She has ovarian cancer and it is the silent killer. She has had it for probably longer then 10 years but the sx just showed up at few months ago.
One of the family is with her, either myself or her daugther and no meds have gone into her that we have not asked ahead of time..........what are you giving her and why?
Sometimes meds are the only thing that can save your life. I agree living healthy helps but putting all you all your eggs in one basket is not something I would feel comfortable with.
Be your own advocate. Speak up and know your rights. If you choose to go to with accupuncture I think that is great, eat healthy, run if you can................walk if you can't run but be responsible for your own decisions.
If you find a phycian that doesn't meet your expectations, look for a new Doc.
Bless each of you and I suppot everyone of you.............Hugs