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Imagestormyla
Aug 11, 2010 9:57 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Here's where we can discuss the latest findings and our own experiences with the ever growing and unregulated use of nutritional supplements and herbs.


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Imagestormyla
Aug 11, 2010 10:00 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Copied over here from a post by Sally on another thread:

Consumer Reports latest issue highlights dangerous supplements. I heard the story on the radio, so some news service must have picked it up too.
http://pressroom.consumerreports.org/pressroom/2010/08/yonke...
Well, that's neat. You can read it online, I don't subscribe but you can. My first google took me to their Food and Beverage page which I could probably spend a whole day reading, itself
Imagestormyla
Aug 11, 2010 10:02 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
And Sheryl replied:

Excellent information. Here's the "dirty dozen" for a quick check:

"The dozen are aconite, bitter orange, chaparral, colloidal silver, coltsfoot, comfrey, country mallow, germanium, greater celandine, kava, lobelia, and yohimbe"

Storms, how do you want these postings to read - a link, the whole article, a summary and a link? Bolded title for ease in finding it?

Imagestormyla
Aug 11, 2010 10:07 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Sheryl, Bolding is always good when discussing anything new.

Probably copy and pasting the article, if it's not too long would be better, just in case the link breaks.
Imagestormyla
Aug 11, 2010 10:10 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I recently purchased a very expensive bottle of Lobelia Extract. It is used to ameliorate the stop smoking process withdrawal and cravings. I haven't yet used it.
Imagesheryl
Aug 11, 2010 10:18 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Food works better, lol!!!!
Imagestormyla
Aug 11, 2010 10:19 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yes, it does, but very dangerous for a Diabetic. Sad
Imagesallyg
Aug 11, 2010 3:47 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Sheryl, did you read the table of info? Somwhere in there one of them , I think lobelia, was said to be also called 'pukeweed' and vomitwort.
Gee stormy, if thats the one you could stop smoking AND eating Thumbs up Thumbs down
Like anything, it can't really all be boiled down into a neat little table. Comfrey research is still debated. Comfrey is used in some skin creams in Europe

On the plus, almost all of the general everyday multivitamins rated fine. But real food is better.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Aug 11, 2010 3:58 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I've got a great site saved on my other computer that I want to post here. It is a key site that I check frequently before adding any supplements to my normal routine.

Non_Smoking & Puking, now there's any interesting combo!!!
Imagestormyla
Aug 11, 2010 10:20 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
One of the really great things about working with a highly informed and enthusiastic medically certified nutrionist, is the ability to have them evaluate your vitamins and supplements.

I have a Certified Diabetic Nutrition educator at my disposal. She is fabulous and she has a great love of quality no holds barred wholesome nutrition as do I. My enthusiasm spurs her to delve much more deeply than she normally gets the chance to with most of her patients.

One of the things that she constantly does for me is to help me to understand the supplements which I take, and to decide which ones I should use and which I shouldn't.
Imagestormyla
Aug 12, 2010 6:20 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
This is a website Tool that I find very helpful. It's a way to check for known interactions between various vitamin & herbal supplements against most well known Prescription Drugs.

http://www.mothernature.com/Library/Ency/Index.cfm/ID/241100...
Imagesheryl
Aug 12, 2010 5:06 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Oh boy - now that's a biggie ...
Imagestormyla
Aug 12, 2010 5:28 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
When I was so sick this winter and spring, this was the biggest thing that helped me figure out what was causing it.
Imagesheryl
Aug 12, 2010 6:23 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Really? It was an interaction?
Imagestormyla
Aug 12, 2010 6:33 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
The Oct to Feb was getting everything under control. The Feb to May problems were from the medicine adjustments.
Imagesheryl
Aug 13, 2010 1:13 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
It was a rough time for you, huh, Storms? You were probably very frustrated.

If there's anything I hate, it's having to take medicine to treat the side effects of other medicines.
Imagestormyla
Aug 13, 2010 1:23 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yeah, I won't go that route. It took a lot of trial and error with adjusting the doses, cutting some , mostly supplements, out and experimenting with the timing of them. All settled down.

Yes, my vision was so badly affected and I had to save my occular resources for the job and couldn't be cubiting. The stress of it all was also affecting my clarity, memory and ability to concentrate, also not a good thing for work.
Imagesheryl
Aug 13, 2010 5:21 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Or life in general, sheesh.
Imagestormyla
Aug 13, 2010 6:30 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
My nutritionist says that garlic, green tea and cinnamon in tablet and capsule form are not at all absorbed by the body, so buying them is throwing $ down the toilet.
Imagesheryl
Aug 13, 2010 9:27 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Yup, Mom takes green tea - she swears it makes her sweat, although I'd say this is not good circumstances to judge by...

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