Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
I'd say start researching your foods, the chemicals that are involved in the process that brings them to your location. Look at where you live,, are
you in a heavy air traffic area, what kind of water are you drinking. do you eat alot of processed foods, you cook with vegitable oils, ect. ect..
Become a lable reader and trust not in your food manufacturer or the FDA.
Oh and look into adverse health effects of allergy medicines. I have read that one can develop pancreatic cancer
from these drugs
edit on 25-3-2012 by Lil Drummerboy because: (no reason given)
Thank you. I know my cholesterol is high, so I've switched to Smart Balance for margarine, (I prefer butter though). I even found a Smart Balance
chunky peanut butter that I just love. I found a strawberry jam that promotes heart health. I've stopped knowingly eating trans fats. I love
salads, but some vegatables are so expensive nowadays, it's hard to get the stuff for it. My favorite is mixed lettuce (butter lettuce is my all
time fav), cukes, cherry tomatoes, alfalfa (I LOVE lots in my salad), cold cuts, and monterey or swiss cheese cubes with a heart healthy dressing
(very little, I can't stand drowned salads.)
I actually have to add salt to my foods, as my blood pressure is so low, I get extremely dizzy. (It's like 80/60 on the lowest days.) That's
because I take propranol (a blood pressure medication) for migraine prevention and an extra heartbeat. I take that twice daily. When they tried
increasing it, I passed out once and came close to passing out a lot, so it was brought back down to a level I could handle. I also take topamax for
migraine prevention, Fiorcet, no more than twice daily, when I have a migraine, or sometimes if it's truly truly bad, Sumavel injection into the
stomach. Again, no more than 2 daily. If it's to the point of causing nausea, then I have to take a Reglan.
Yes, I know, I'm on a LOT of stuff. I didn't even include the Meniere's
medication, nor the sleeping pills and melatonin, nor the pain patches and pills for severe osteoarthritis and
. According to a bone scan, my bones in my body are in their 80's and I'm in my
40's. It was something new for my doctor. My mistake, I know, is I try very hard to hold off on taking anything as the Sumavel, Fiorcet, Reglan,
Lyrica, and Cymbalta make me very sleeping. And with a special needs child, there isn't always time for sleep.
I know a majority of my migraines are caused by a Pineal Cyst
on my brain that, for now, is
inoperable. If it increases in size, then they'll take it out. We found out when I had an MRI to see if I was at risk for an aneurysm because my
aunt died of one. Because I have so many medical issues, I've learned to take an active role in my food. I try very hard to be active in my
medications but it's hard to do sometimes when some thing counteract with others, or exasperate the symptoms.