Deb Headworth

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Lead-Contaminated Vitamins!

In allergy, cleanses, digestion, Fertility, metal poisoning, vitamins on October 13, 2008 at 11:44 pm

Drop-wrist?  Blue line on gums?  Anxiety?  You may have lead contamination.

The FDA uncovers that lead is found in many vitamins.  Shaklee vitamins do not contain lead! 

Lead toxicity (emedicine, Wikepedia) lowers the immune system, causes neurological (ADD, memory & anxiety) and fertility problems. 

Symptoms and effects

The symptoms of chronic lead poisoning include neurological problems, such as reduced cognitive abilities, or nausea, abdominal pain, irritability, insomnia, metal taste in oral cavity, excess lethargy or hyperactivity, chest pain, headache and, in extreme cases, seizure and coma. There are also associated gastrointestinal problems, such as constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, poor appetite, weight loss, which are common in acute poisoning. Other associated effects are anemia, kidney problems, and reproductive problems.

In humans, lead toxicity sometimes causes the formation of a bluish line along the gums, which is known as the “Burton’s line”, although this is very uncommon in young children. Blood film examination may reveal “basophilic stippling” of red blood cells, as well as the changes normally associated with iron-deficiency anemia (microcytosis and hypochromia). However, basophillic stippling is also seen in unrelated conditions, such as megaloblastic anemia caused by vitamin B12 (colbalamin) and folate deficiencies.[14]

Lead affects the peripheral and central nervous system. The most common sign of peripheral neuropathy due to chronic lead poisoning is painless wristdrop (weakness of the extensor muscles of hand) which usually develops after many weeks of exposure.

A direct link between early lead exposure and extreme learning disability has been confirmed by multiple researchers and child advocacy groups.

A May 2000 study by economic consultant Rick Nevin theorizes that lead exposure explains 65% to 90% of the variation in violent crime rates in the U.S.[15][16]. A July 2007 paper by the same author claims to show a strong association between preschool blood lead and subsequent crime rate trends over several decades across nine different countries[17]. These results were discussed in a July 2007 Washington Post article, reviving interest in the subject[18]. Nevin’s results reflect peer reviewed findings by Dartmouth Political Scientist Roger D. Masters,[19] [20]and similar work is being done by other researchers. Amherst economist Jessica Reyes’ working paper[21] and Masters’ work are both pre-publication and available online.

—Wikipedia

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Med side effects – worse than the allergies?

In allergy on September 17, 2008 at 5:01 am

Really?

Each allergy stricken individual should concider the negative side effects of medication.  Often times, the side effects are worse than the original symptoms.   Here are some examples.

  • ANTIHISAMINES:  insomnia, drowsiness, tremors, nervousness, irritability, dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, rapid heartbeat, blurred vision
  • DECONGESTANTS:  restlessness, irritability, insomnia
  • STEROIDAL INHALANTS: glucocorticoid residue may supress immune defenses in mouth & throat, causing thrush due to yeast overgrowth, swallowed inhalant residues may be absorbed into bloodstream causing the same complications that occur when steroid drugs are taken orally
  • ALLERGY SHOTS: Dilluted allergens are shot into the bloodstream in hopes that the body will ‘learn’ to accept them  and stop producing antibodies in response to their presence.
  • SURGERY: A cutting instrument is thrust up the nasal cavities to remove excess bone, tissue and mucosal buildup.

Many find relief from allergies without bad side effects…. more

Allergies – symptoms? … seizures?

In allergy, bumpy arms, cold, infection, sinus on September 17, 2008 at 4:53 am

Allergy symptoms:  asthma, seizures,… death?

Often sufferers don’t realize that symptoms are caused by allergies because allergies can affect the entire body.  Here are some examples:

  • RESPIRATORY:  asthma, rhinitis, hay fever, wheezing, sinus/ear infections, headaches, fever
  • SKIN: swelling (tingling) of lips, throat, larnyx, eczema (atopic dermatitis), hives / itching, skin sores, raised bumps on back of arm, heat
  • GASTROINTESTINAL: stomach pain, vomitting, diarrhea, constipation
  • CARDIOVASCULAR:  severe drop in blood pressure, shock, irregular heartbeat
  • MIND / NERVES: fatigue, seizures, anxiety, ADD, dizziness, learning difficulties, loss of consciousness, death

Allergies – causes?

In allergy on September 17, 2008 at 1:16 am

Why do people get allergies?

  • candida.  They can eat microscopic holes in the intesinal wall and cause foods to ‘leak’ into the bloodstream… more
  • food allergy causes…

Many find relief from allergies without bad side effects…. more

 

Temperature up? Mood down?

In Fertility, Menstrual disorders, Women on September 3, 2008 at 8:07 am

Hormone Elevator – too bumpy to ride? 

People who eat poor diets and put themselves under an enormous amount of stress will not be in balance; their bodies will create disease. This can manifest as hormone problems (hormone inbalance, PMS, moodiness, anxiety, irritability, breast tenderness, backaches, headaches, excessive bleeding, pain, fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, miscarriage, early menopause, low energy, low sex drive), pancreatic illness, heart disease, high blood pressure, and eventually cancer.

Lifestyle of many women with menstrual disorders:

  • very stressed (good and bad stress counts)
  • unbalanced diet  (Should be 30% protein, 40% carbs, 30% fat)
  • too much high fat meat
  • too many simple carbs (white sugar & flour)
  • too few complex carbs (whole grains, legumes, beans, veggies, fruits)
  • too many dehydrating liquids (alcohal, soda, coffee)
  • too many carbonated beverages (inhibits calcium metabolism)
  • too many foods that create ‘acidic cells’
  • too many processed foods (food w/out enough nutrients for body)
  • affected by too many toxins (in air, water, food, homes, work place)

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