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Forum: Allergies   11-12-2012, 10:08 AM
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Posted By joybird
Update with test results.   Both kids have...

Update with test results.
 
Both kids have high levels of arsenic.  The reference range says arsenic should be below .06 and they are at .082 and .19.  Both bar graphs are well into the yellow and...
Forum: Allergies   10-12-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By joybird
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by scsigrl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1365185/arsenic-in-rice-gluten-free-kids#post_17139141)

I'm...
Forum: Allergies   10-11-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By joybird
Unfortunately, it's probably fair to assume that...

Unfortunately, it's probably fair to assume that if they are or have been ingesting arsenic, there are effects happening in the body because if it.  What those are, no one knows for sure at these...
Forum: Allergies   10-10-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By joybird
No, it is excreted within days.  So if you were...

No, it is excreted within days.  So if you were exposed today or yesterday a urine test could tell you something, but that's it.
Forum: Allergies   10-10-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By joybird
I took my dds to the doctor and he ordered hair...

I took my dds to the doctor and he ordered hair tests for them.  Arsenic leaves the blood very quickly, within days, but any amount that the body couldn't excrete is stored in the tissues and organs...
Forum: Allergies   10-07-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By joybird
Is anyone else freaking out about this?  My kids...

Is anyone else freaking out about this?  My kids have been gluten-free for over 4 years and they eat a lot of rice products. Rice cereal, rice cakes, rice pasta, rice bread, rice tortillas, rice...
Forum: Allergies   03-03-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By joybird
Un-vaxed kids, lots of IgG allergies.     I...

Un-vaxed kids, lots of IgG allergies.  
 
I would venture to guess that the larger contributing factor to the rise in allergies is the rampant use of antibiotics in the past few generations.  They...
Forum: Women's Health   02-16-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By joybird
The information is conflicting, but I am...

The information is conflicting, but I am convinced it is bad.  The real danger seems to be storing anything in it as it leaches out over time, but apparently a small amount of lead leaches out in...
Forum: Women's Health   02-15-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By joybird
Oh god I am absolutely terrified.  I just found...

Oh god I am absolutely terrified.  I just found out that I have been drinking my daily glass of wine (sometimes two) from lead crystal glasses!  My mother gave me a set of them last Christmas and I...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-14-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,259
Posted By joybird
I dont know where to post this but I will try...

I dont know where to post this but I will try here.  
 
My friend told me in October that she thought she was pregnant.  She was not TTC.  She had taken a HPT three weeks after her theoretical...
Forum: Women's Health   02-12-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,049
Posted By joybird
My ND recently recommended Evening Primrose oil...

My ND recently recommended Evening Primrose oil and upping my green supplements.  I use vitamineral green.  Apparently all the liver detoxifying ingredients help flush the hormones being processed...
Forum: Women's Health   06-08-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By joybird
Irish folk wisdom says to cut a raw potato in...

Irish folk wisdom says to cut a raw potato in half, make an X on the wart with it and it will go away.  Apparently it does work quite well but I don't know if it is because of some active ingredient...
Forum: Women's Health   06-08-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,620
Posted By joybird
I would and do try to keep cell-phone exposure...

I would and do try to keep cell-phone exposure to a minimum.  If my kids use it at all, its for one minute on speaker, which doesn't happen often.  I don't leave it next to them anywhere while it is...
Forum: Allergies   05-08-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,472
Posted By joybird
I don't need an allergist to get an epi-pen.  It...

I don't need an allergist to get an epi-pen.  It was the only thing worthwhile they did for us and I'm grateful that medicine is there should people need it.  Yes they do testing but it is...
Forum: Women's Health   05-08-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 108,011
Posted By joybird
Wow, this is an old thread!  I think I posted on...

Wow, this is an old thread!  I think I posted on here several years ago when dd had it.  She had it for almost a year and it kept getting worse.  Everything I read said not to mess with them but I...
Forum: Women's Health   05-08-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By joybird
I probably would not detox too aggressively with...

I probably would not detox too aggressively with chlorella (or anything else), considering the amalgams and such a young baby.  Maybe a little tiny bit would be reasonable since it does have so many...
Forum: Allergies   05-08-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,472
Posted By joybird
Not so, unfortunately.  Almost zero research is...

Not so, unfortunately.  Almost zero research is done on any alternative therapies, including ones that are accepted as somewhat legitimate, like acupuncture or chiropractic care.  (For what its...
Forum: Women's Health   04-13-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 18,578
Posted By joybird
I have come to a place of peace as well, but I...

I have come to a place of peace as well, but I still feel it is prudent to take the measures I can to lessen exposure.  I'm not going to hide out in my house, but there's no way my family will be...
Forum: Women's Health   04-09-2011, 01:44 PM
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Views: 62,070
Posted By joybird
Just wanted to update to say that dd was...

Just wanted to update to say that dd was actually not having a negative reaction to the iodine.  She had scarlet fever...
Forum: Women's Health   04-09-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By joybird
For me, comfortable has to mean cotton.  I like...

For me, comfortable has to mean cotton.  I like these a lot.  There's also some with the same name that are not cotton and they're also good and come in more colors.
 ...
Forum: Women's Health   04-06-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 18,578
Posted By joybird
Yes, you are right about the wording.  The...

Yes, you are right about the wording.  The 'sample' will contain half its radioactivity, not the isotope.  It means the same thing though as far as radioactive output and effects on living organisms.
Forum: Women's Health   04-05-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 18,578
Posted By joybird
So that people don't panic, that's is the point....

So that people don't panic, that's is the point.  I'm afraid the system in place is not particularly concerned with the rights or concerns of the public.  The people making (controlling) the laws...
Forum: Women's Health   04-05-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,602
Posted By joybird
It's hard to know.  I think some people are more...

It's hard to know.  I think some people are more susceptible to strep and other infections due to genetic makeup as well as the internal flora and biological terrain.  The things you describe are...
Forum: Women's Health   04-05-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,602
Posted By joybird
That's just the thing.  Her throat didn't seem...

That's just the thing.  Her throat didn't seem to hurt the whole time.  Her tonsils were inflamed but she wasn't having throat pain...which is why strep infection was not obvious right away.
Forum: Women's Health   04-05-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 18,578
Posted By joybird
This is lovely.  Since we're seeing more...

This is lovely.  Since we're seeing more radiation than was anticipated, the government has decided to simply raise the threshold of what is considered 'safe'.  That should solve the...
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