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Originally Posted by caedmyn View Post
Sort of OT, but...has anyone heard of an ozone food sterilizer? They're supposed to remove all traces of pesticide residues. I'm not sure "sterilizing" food is necessarily a good idea, but since I mostly buy conventional produce, I thought it might be worth getting. Here's a couple of links...thoughts, anyone?

http://www.sharperimage.com/us/en/ca...ils/sku__TS600
http://healingtools.tripod.com/NK.html
Have you tried H2O2? I believe Fallon mentions a few methods to "clean" produce in NT, the H2O2 being one method.
post #382 of 390
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Originally Posted by JaneS View Post
Hmmm... well Enzymedica has no other fillers than enzymes ...maybe you are sensitive to the specific funguses (aspergillus) used to create the enzymes? Or the bromelain/papain issue I posted about in another thread... are you allergic to pineapple/papaya?

Could be die off too maybe? which Enzymedica product was it? You took with food?
It was Digest. My hfs only carries 2, this one and another brand, can't remember the name. I did take it w/ food.

I have no problems w/ pineapple or papaya. My only food allergy is egg, although dairy bothers me a little (I don't drink milk at all, just yogurt and some cheese sometimes. I used to be allergic to milk, but am not anymore.) I LOVE piineapple. They've been carrying fresh organic ones locally lately and my kids and I eat them until our mouths are too sore.

I think you may have something there w/ the aspergillus thing. I don't remember reading that it contains aspergillus. This is the same bacteria found in miso, right? I also get similar symptoms from miso. I bought a whole tub of chick pea miso from South River months ago, but haven't been using it for the same reason as the enzymes. I assumed it was the chick peas, b/c I also get this from hummus, but I add miso to my hummus usually and leave it out at room temp for a few hours before refrigerating. hmmmm......

Is there another brand of enzymes that you tihnk I would do well with? I'll see if that's the one my hfs has, if not I'll order it online. Thanks so much!
post #383 of 390
Peroxides form free radicals, the very thing we are all trying to avoid having in our bodies when we take anti-oxidants, like vit C. I think the very best way to handle produce is to buy organic when you can and avoid the dirty dozen when you can't. I don't think there is any real way of removing pesticides from produce. THe pesticides are down in the vegetable, not just on the surface, so anything you use to try and destroy the pesticides will also affect the food, and the vitamins in the food. Pesticide laden foods already have fewer vitamins and minerals.

Commercial meat and milk have more pesticides per serving than a months' worth of vegetables, due to pesticides being fat soluble and accumulating in fats. If you are worried about pesticides in your body, then cutting them out of your meat and milk by only buying organic meats and milk will do a lot more for this than anything you can do w/ vegetables, assuming you are not vegan, that is.
post #384 of 390
Wendy, I think you should call and talk to Dr. Houston about the reactions you notice and see what he says www.houstonni.com

I think his enzymes are the best, expensive, but most effective I've found and the personal attention is a bonus.
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Originally Posted by wendy1221 View Post
Peroxides form free radicals, the very thing we are all trying to avoid having in our bodies when we take anti-oxidants, like vit C.
Except probiotics form hydrogen peroxide and this is supposed to be a good thing... natural antibiotic and all that.

I have Ed McCabe's book "Flood Your Body with Oxygen" but haven't read it yet, it came highly recommended from a sister research freak.
post #386 of 390
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Originally Posted by moonshine View Post
You mean putting an iodine patch on your skin? I believe it is supposed to stay for 48 hours? Search the Nutrition thread for the specifics.

When I first did it, it was gone within 4 hours or so. I have been supplementing with kelp fairly regularly, as well as using sea salt in cooking. I put a patch on this afternoon, around 4, and I still have a faint one, so I guess I am doing a bit better. You can also use the patch as a supplement.
Price Pottenger Nutritional foundation says 24 hrs. And you can put the patch continuously on your skin (in diff. areas) to tank up your thyroid until it stays for 24 hrs.
post #387 of 390
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Originally Posted by JaneS View Post
Wendy, I think you should call and talk to Dr. Houston about the reactions you notice and see what he says www.houstonni.com

I think his enzymes are the best, expensive, but most effective I've found and the personal attention is a bonus.
I want to second that. I have been having bad reactions to the enzymes and he is extremely knowledgable and very willing to reply to e-mails about enzymes.

As an aside my chiro finally figured out that it was my pancreas getting grumpy about the proteases in the enzymes. I'm on malic acid to support my pancreas and it seems to be better. He said that a better source of malic acid is apple juice but since dd is alergic to apples I have to do the suppliment.
post #388 of 390
Anyone still around? How is everyone doing?

I will post my about my various doctor visits tomorrow and see what y'all think.
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I can't find a February thread. Has one been started?
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Here's a link to the Feb. thread http://www.mothering.com/discussions...58#post7223958
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