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Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Rant warning... Time magazine info on herbals/vitamins

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  • Shshonee (Alley)
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 23, 2004
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      <<Back to fish oil. Fish oil from reliable sources comes from farmed fish...it contains no more contaminants than the water we drink, the meat we eat, the air we breathe or the chemicals we use to clean our homes. Actually PCBs, mercury and dioxins are minor in comparison to the other pollutants that are killing the humyn race in one way or another.>>

      Yes, BUT, the problem is, we take mega doses of fish oil. We don't eat mega portions of fish (at least most of us don't, not in the quantities like I take fish oil, recommended by my doc). If we did, we'd get mercury poisoning etc.

      And on the water we drink... my city water recently didn't meet standards and I had to go on bottled water for two months. The meat we eat is contaminated but we don't usually eat the mega doses like people do with herbals.

      It's hard to know how to find quality herbs. Everyone says they are high quality, but who's to say? Have to go by something, some standard. And the problem is, in the US, there ARE NO standards. They can put almost any damn thing they like in there, like the one that had viagra or whatever in it.

      All I'm saying is, be careful. Know your stuff as much as you can, just like you would prescriptions. I'm constantly amazed in the hep chat rooms I host how many heppers blindly take treatment without knowing anything about the side effects, or talking to their docs about the sides and getting help for them, or how it will affect their health, or might, long term. They act like it's taking an aspirin and they are supposed to feel better. My doc gives me nothing that he doesn't tell me what it is first and I ask how it might react with the other meds I have. I should know enough by now to stay away from modern medicine, tetnus shot almost killed me at age 10, the gov hospitals gave me hep (as far as I know), treatment disabled me. You'd think I'd learn! :)

      Rant on Tat!

      Alley

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    • tammster62
      This is true, but I must say that I went into this blinder than I should have and I consider myself a reasonably intelligent person but my doc softshoed around
      Message 2 of 3 , Dec 24, 2004
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        This is true, but I must say that I went into this blinder than I
        should have and I consider myself a reasonably intelligent person but
        my doc softshoed around all kinds of issues. I am not happy with him
        at all, but I live in a small town and the choices are limited.
        Between dealing with him and the insurance I feel very, very sorry
        for people who do not know how to find info on the internet and do
        not know how to fight for what they need/deserve.
        After I get through with treatments, I have considering finding a job
        that will help people with stuff like this.
        I personally do not trust my doc to do anything but sign my
        prescriptions. I don't ask him about anything. I call and tell him
        when I need something, but other than that, I don't bother. After he
        told me to call the Peg 1-800 number to find out about getting a flu
        shot, I was disgusted. I have a friend who's son works at Scott and
        White Hospital and she called him and asked what they do about flu
        shots. He said that they take them patient by patient and look at
        test results, etc before they decide what to do. I decided that I
        didn't trust my doc to make that decision, so I refused the shot.
        Some times you have little choice in these matters :(
        Not fair, but true.
        <><TammieD><>

        --- In GIWorld-Hepatitis@yahoogroups.com, "Shshonee \(Alley\)"
        <shshonee@c...> wrote:
        I'm constantly amazed in the hep chat rooms I host how many heppers
        blindly take treatment without knowing anything about the side
        effects, or talking to their docs about the sides and getting help
        for them, or how it will affect their health, or might, long term.
        They act like it's taking an aspirin and they are supposed to feel
        better. My doc gives me nothing that he doesn't tell me what it is
        first and I ask how it might react with the other meds I have. I
        should know enough by now to stay away from modern medicine, tetnus
        shot almost killed me at age 10, the gov hospitals gave me hep (as
        far as I know), treatment disabled me. You'd think I'd learn! :)
        >
        > Rant on Tat!
        >
        > Alley
        >
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