Thursday, February 9, 2012

This I know

The meat;

Chickens, cows and pigs are kept in large ware-house like structures, covering square miles at times.
here they are fed, besides their daily fare of GMO grains (and the remains of other ground up animals), a steady diet of growth hormones and antibiotics.

They urinate and defecate a stew of this cocktail of hormones, antibiotics and pesticides, right in the place where they stand, very often up to their knees in it.
 Several times a day a sprayer system comes on and rinses this mess outside into a lagoon to be stored for later usage.
Sometimes hard rain storms will cause these lagoons to overflow, flooding into rivers and much of this is introduced to our sources of drinking water.
Eventually this sludge is emptied and sprayed on food crops for fertilizer, along with another cocktail of pesticides.

So, not only is the tomato you're eating a genetically modified organism saturated with pesticides, it was grown in a stew of dung loaded with hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, and GMO residues from the crops the animal ate while alive.

The air;

Coal-fired electricity plants emit hundreds of tons of particulates, which can cause chronic bronchitis, aggravated asthma, and premature death, as well as haze obstructing visibility.
They also release thousands of tons of  carbon-dioxide, carbon-monoxide, lead, mercury, arsenic, and sulfur-dioxide.
At any given time many other heavy metals and even radioactive particulates can be recorded in an air sample.
On top of this we have the exhaust of billions of automobiles around the globe, along with factories and toxic fires such as at trash/tire yards.

The water;

Pharmaceuticals have been showing up in water samples for many years now.
All of the drugs that we take, and most of those we don't take (if disposed of down the toilet/drain), end up in our sources of drinking water.
Then there is transmission fluid, engine oil, antifreeze, gasoline, diesel fuel and a host of other gahd only knows what that goes directly into our lakes and rivers, where most of us draw our drinking water from.
Add to all of that the acid rain from the sulfur-dioxide in the air pollutants.

The food;

We've already spoken about the sludge that they spray onto our food crops.
This sludge is not able to compost, so it is sprayed onto the crops as near as raw sewage as can get.
This is where a lot of our recalls concerning crops derive from. 
Along with the heavy dose of insecticide we get with that salad, most of the ingredients have been genetically engineered.
These modified organisms have been showing up in laboratory rat's and pig's cells and altering the growth of the major organs.

But we typically eat more processed foods than fresh, at least in American, and herein lies the real threat to our health.
This is typically where you are going to find the worst of the worst.
Everything they can do, and even what they can't, will be found in processed food products.
First, EVERY ingredient is likely a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO), then they add in the highly processed, high-fructose corn syrup.
This shit is in hot mustard (WHY would anybody want this in their HOT mustard?).
Check your processed white flour breads or your manwich mix or your  cereals, this shit is hard to avoid.
Aspartame, Nutrasweet, or neotame.
These are the chemical sweeteners that you'll find in all of your " diet"  and "lite" foods.
These have been said to be safe, but independent laboratory tests show gradual neurotoxic and immunotoxic damage from the combination of the formaldehyde metabolite (which is toxic at extremely low doses) and the excitotoxic amino acid".

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Who the health cares?

The constant battle with dis-ease and pain leaves one with a great depression.
You're alive, but you're not a part of LIFE.

You just .....ARE.

Many times I just want to stop all of the medications and just DEAL with the pain, but when I try, I find it too much to deal with, and .......

It has become obvious over the last two years that since I don't have insurance, no doctor will treat me.

I go to the "specialists", Pain management doctor's, and they tell me what I already know.
I walked into their office with MRI's, X-rays, Neurologists' reports, Rheumatologists' reports, S.S. Disability reports.

They just charge me the office calls (which was difficult to afford in the first place) and send me on my way.
And they knew ahead of time that I was coming to them for them to become my pain management physician.
They don't say why they didn't schedule a next appointment and get me on the right pain meds to give me back a quality of life, and they don't have to, apparently.
I have a G.P. writing my pain meds, and my Neurologist writing my Muscle relaxers and Lyrica.
But NEITHER will take over the role of the other, and my pain is being under-treated.

So I suffer.
And I do the best I can to try to stay positive and feel like I have some semblance of LIFE.

A Life I used to know.

But my dreams lately are about reliving my past life.
The mistakes I made, and the way I responded passively to much of the adversity life throws at us leaves me feeling even more inadequate when I wake up than I already do anyway.