Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God. Zechariah 13:9

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Huh? Say What? (continuation of health journey)

Methylisothiazolinone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Bisphenol-A, Diethanolamine, Monoethanolamine, Triethanolamine, DMDM hydantoin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium Lauryl sulfate.  How did you fare?  Were you able to pronounce any of those words?  No?  Ummmm........Well, maybe we would have learned them if we would have taken a class on toxic materials for that is what they are.  The sad part of it is that these toxic materials are found in the shampoos, deodorants, and other personal items that we use. 

Now, lets try this set of words - Potassium Bromate, Sulfur Dioxide, BHA and BHT, Sodium Nitrate/Sodium Nitrite, Monosodium Glutamate, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Aspartame, Curcumin Erythrosine, Vanillin.  Some of these may be easier to pronounce, but they are as toxic as the first list.  The only difference is that these are found in foods that grace the supermarket shelves and are consumed by human beings.    I do not want to go into detail of what they are, but I would highly encourage you spend some time with "Google" and you may be very surprised!

Our family's chemical-free quest began many years ago.  We were experiencing some frustrating times in our schooling with difficulty learning and behaviour issues.  Dave happened to hear a commercial on the radio for the Feingold Diet and after we researched it, we were convinced to give it a try.  From there, we started learning even more about food ingredients and better food choices.  Over time we have witnessed an increase in public awareness of this issue and some manufacturers and food producers making changes according to people's interest.  However, most have not, for it is easier and cheaper to use the chemicals.  Even though we have adopted Dr. Feingold's way of eating ever since, and have removed even more foods, like hydrogenated oils and "white" stuff, we have never addressed what we were putting on our skin until within the last few months.  In my research of thyroid issues, it became very evident that what we put ON our bodies, and not just what we put IN our bodies, has an effect on our health.  After all, how do we de-worm a cow or dog?  By pouring dewormer down their backs along the spine and it is absorbed through the skin into their system.  What about wearing a patch for car sickness or for other health issues?  Whatever is on patch gets absorbed into the skin to do its job.  Our skin is porous (very obvious) so it absorbs all the toxic chemicals named at the beginning of this post right into our systems as well!  Some of them attack the nervous system, while others attack the endocrine system and others cause severe allergic reaction.  It always amazes me that drinking raw milk is considered by "certain" people to be a health hazard, but nothing is said about the poisons that the USDA approves to put in our foods and personal care items.  Maybe that kind of thinking is the result of using too much toxic filled shampoo!  heehee!  No, wait! It's not funny!  It is madness!  Maybe we should take a closer look at those labels, do our own research and say, "out with store bought shampoo, out with the fluoride toothpaste, out with the paper mill waste called "vanillin", out with food colorings and preservatives, and in with products that can be pronounced by a first grader."  Yup, by people who do not have a bachelors degree in English!  I will share the changes we made and some recipes, but, sorry, you will have to wait.....

Until next time........


Licia Augusta said...

Yah, Brenda, its pretty shocking isn't it? Makes one wonder if there is anything 'safe' out there for the poor, unsuspecting consumer. Andrew recently went through a book called "Wheat Belly" by William Davis. (I'm slowly working my way through it as well.) That too is shocking! The author compares modern wheat with ancient wheat, discussed the fallacy of consuming large amounts of 'whole grains', goes into detail about how modern wheat affects our bodies - in SO many different ways! - and encourages readers to completely remove gluten from their diets (along with some other things). I think it would be worth your time to read it. If I recall, Dave is totally off wheat, yes? He had amazing results, right?

Anyway, the further along we go on this journey of life, the more I realize I have to learn. One step at a time, keeping a teachable heart, and being led in peace by the Lord is how to do it!!

Miss you!

Dave ~ Brenda said...

Yes, Dave is off wheat. For years he suffered with severe heartburn and now he has none. Nilch! Unless he cheats. He was all ears when I told him about the book Andy read, for he has been telling me that he thinks it may be more the fact that the wheat is GMO. I reserved the book at the library, but I am 11th in line!
Miss you too! :)

Dave ~ Brenda said...

Thank you to whoever ordered the "Wheat Belly" for us. It arrived today and it was a very special surprise! I will have to sneak read it whenever Dave isn't around, for he has claimed the book! :-) We have been blessed by your thoughtfulness! ♥