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Old 04-16-2013, 10:46 PM   #31
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Just for the record, autism is not a "mental problem." It is a neurological disorder.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:58 PM   #32
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Yes, I know it's not a mental problem but I still think the poisons we are being fed leads to all different types of problems. A few additives here & there may not make a difference but when every single thing we ingest has ungodly amounts of the crap after a while it will poison us & I think it already has.

Look at the onslaught of cancer. I only originally named 3 things in my first reply but there's a whole lot more that I blame on all the GMOs & all the stuff they add to our food chain, they can keep their antibiotics, steroids, GMOs, & preservatives.

Today's bread tastes nothing like it did 20+ years ago, it takes so long for it to mold. I really need to start making my own bread but I try not to eat more then 2 slices a day anymore.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:22 PM   #33
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I still think the poisons we are being fed leads to all different types of problems
100% agree. Grocery stores have tons more "food stuff" in them than real food. We've truly been suckered into believing that eating chemical-laden frankenfood from a box or a can or some frozen package or the drive-through is perfectly fine and perfectly healthy.
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And people think I'm weird for spending extra to get some organic groceries. I read labels and have done so since the '70s. Then they wonder why I'm healthier than most people my age.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:32 PM   #35
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I had a customer at my job in MD who was convinced I (along with my children) was allergic to dairy and all grains because I always have dark circles under my eyes. He'd sayHe wanted me and my family to go on a diet of only fresh vegetables, fruit, fish and meat for 6 weeks to see if I felt better. No grains, no dairy. Sure, sounds great. Are you going to foot the bill?
He'd say things like, "Your kids get a lot of ear infections, don't they?"
No.
Don't get me wrong, food allergies are serious business and I have actually cut way back on dairy and feel much better, but managing to consume enough calories to survive off of only fresh vegetables, fruits, fish and meats would cost a bit more than my monthly food budget. I too am a firm believer in moderation.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:37 PM   #36
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I had a customer at my job in MD who was convinced I (along with my children) was allergic to dairy and all grains because I always have dark circles under my eyes. He'd sayHe wanted me and my family to go on a diet of only fresh vegetables, fruit, fish and meat for 6 weeks to see if I felt better. No grains, no dairy. Sure, sounds great. Are you going to foot the bill?
He'd say things like, "Your kids get a lot of ear infections, don't they?"
No.
Don't get me wrong, food allergies are serious business and I have actually cut way back on dairy and feel much better, but managing to consume enough calories to survive off of only fresh vegetables, fruits, fish and meats would cost a bit more than my monthly food budget. I too am a firm believer in moderation.
A travel buddy, nice looking guy, always had dark circles under his eyes. He finally got his allergy meds under control, and the dark circles disappeared. We almost didn't recognise him when we saw him last.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:42 PM   #37
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Yes, I know it's not a mental problem but I still think the poisons we are being fed leads to all different types of problems. A few additives here & there may not make a difference but when every single thing we ingest has ungodly amounts of the crap after a while it will poison us & I think it already has.

Look at the onslaught of cancer. I only originally named 3 things in my first reply but there's a whole lot more that I blame on all the GMOs & all the stuff they add to our food chain, they can keep their antibiotics, steroids, GMOs, & preservatives.

Today's bread tastes nothing like it did 20+ years ago, it takes so long for it to mold. I really need to start making my own bread but I try not to eat more then 2 slices a day anymore.
"Every single thing we ingest?" Really? Exaggerating doesn't prove anything.

Re: cancer, life expectancy has increased by a huge number in the last hundred years, so diseases that used to be rare are more common just because we're living longer. Cancer and Type II diabetes usually occur in older people as the body ages.

Re: bread, if it's poisonous, how does limiting yourself to two slices a day protect you?
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...A few additives here & there may not make a difference but when every single thing we ingest has ungodly amounts of the crap after a while it will poison us & I think it already has...
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"Every single thing we ingest?" Really? Exaggerating doesn't prove anything....
The way I understood matey's post didn't me "we" you and me. I know we eat a lot of from-scratch stuff prepared from fresh, wholesome foods. But, unfortunately, some people exist on only junky processed foods. Look in my shopping cart and you'll see about half the stuff is fresh produce. The other half is balanced nutritious stuff. No processed, no junk, no frozen or "convenience". Then look in the cart of a rather generously proportioned person and it's full of frozen dinners, sweetened cereal, box mixes - crap. I think the second group is the one matey tags as ingesting every that's crap. I know I see them in the stores and I bet you do too GG.
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The way I understood matey's post didn't me "we" you and me. I know we eat a lot of from-scratch stuff prepared from fresh, wholesome foods. But, unfortunately, some people exist on only junky processed foods. Look in my shopping cart and you'll see about half the stuff is fresh produce. The other half is balanced nutritious stuff. No processed, no junk, no frozen or "convenience". Then look in the cart of a rather generously proportioned person and it's full of frozen dinners, sweetened cereal, box mixes - crap. I think the second group is the one matey tags as ingesting every that's crap. I know I see them in the stores and I bet you do too GG.
That was how I understood it too.
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"Every single thing we ingest?" Really? Exaggerating doesn't prove anything.

Re: cancer, life expectancy has increased by a huge number in the last hundred years, so diseases that used to be rare are more common just because we're living longer. Cancer and Type II diabetes usually occur in older people as the body ages.

Re: bread, if it's poisonous, how does limiting yourself to two slices a day protect you?
I was thinking the same thing about cancer. We do get more of those diseases that you have to live long enough to get. Okay, that's not worded quite right, but I hope you get my drift.
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