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HELLO, ALL,

 

HAS THIS HAPPENED TO YOU?

 

SICK CHICK

I got soooo sick yesterday, thought it was food poisoning or hepatitis or stomach flu or something terrible.  All of a sudden, I was having severe cramps and something my constitution has NEVER suffered with: diarrhea! I am a constipation person; anything upsetting my world and I lock up. No bowel movements are possible until forced out with a conscious regimen consisting of 3 healthy and filling squares, an herbal laxative and copious H2O.

 

SYMPTOMS

Last night however, was a whole new frontier of excruciating stomach cramps and extreme diarrhea that only abated with taking some of my Mother's Imodium. The hurting was still there, but just subsided enough for me to get some sleep around 1:30AM. 

 

This morning I awoke to the same symptoms and don't see how I can cramp or poop anymore. The Bible says ‘Physician, heal thy self.’  So, I reconstructed yesterday’s activities and examined what I ate and what the packaging claims. 

 

RECOLLECTIONS

Turns out that Naquida came to my house yesterday to work on my newly patented hair braiding machine.  We took a break and she went to Mal's Market up the street and brought back some treats to share: a Dennis' Bomber sandwich and the Frito Lay Sun Chips. The last thing I ate was a bit of Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream.  I enjoyed these indulgences and was ready for bed when the painful attacks began.

 

WEB SEARCH

So, around 9:30AM this morning, I decided to search the web by just typing my symptoms and, voila! Olestra is probably the culprit in my case. Sources of information about Olestra are found at:

 

http://www.naplesnews.com/today/neapolitan/noolestr.htm

http://www.olean.com/cgi-bin/search/index

 http://www.olean.com/

http://www.safetyalerts.com/recall/f/014/f45166.htm

http://www.cspinet.org/olestraform/

 

MY CONDITION IS IMPROVING

Yes, I am somewhat better today, particularly in knowing the source of my problems was what I put in my mouth: Frito Lay Sun Chips: 30% less fat.  The ingredients don't list Olestra but there are all kinds of clever disguises for deceptive experiments with our nutrition.

 

VIGILENCE

If you know of others suffering from such terrible symptoms, you can help them.  Really, I think the only things you can do is provide information and tell them it will take a while for that mess to leave their system. This is just the tip of the iceberg with artificial food substitutes. I encourage you to read about it and put us on alert for other assaults on food.  Bye, for now.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Charmaigne Scott

http://www.charmaignescott.com

 

TO HELP MYSELF FEEL BETTER

I filled out an Olestra complaint form and here are my comments: “I never ate these Frito Lay Sun Chips-30% less fat chips before and the label does not mention olestra. Also, my constitution is of constipation-NOT diarrhea and cramps! 

 

Really sick, but glad to find your info and to narrow down the cause. 

 

What can one do to deal with the symptoms and will this olestra contamination leave my body completely? Thank you. Sincerely, Mrs. Charmaigne Scott”

 

HERE IS THEIR RESPONSE:

“Dear Ms. Scott,Thanks for your report == but those chips do not contain olestra.  Your problem must have been caused by something else.Michael Jacobson”

mjacobson@cspinet.org

http://www.naplesnews.com/today/neapolitan/noolestr.htm

http://www.cspinet.org/new/200207011.html

 

THEREFORE,

I created a contact card for Michael and here are the included reminder notes. “I sent his org a form for evaluation of possible Olestra symptoms. In light of his response, I am looking elsewhere to get to the bottom of my terrible symptoms.  So far, I have found surprising information on the toxicology of pesticides and their EPA approvals for deceptive labeling along with information on food poisoning. 

 

MY DIAGNOSIS

I conclude that I do not have the symptoms of pesticides but I have a closer connection with E.coli.  More research and insertions into the document that logs my attempts and letters to alert my friends is available on my website: http://charmaignescott.com/PerilsofOlestra.htm  Bye!”

 

HERE IS MY EMAIL RESPONSE TO MR. JACOBSON:

Thank you for assuring me that the Frito Lay chips that I ate are not using the contaminant, Olestra.  It is important to reduce the number of suspects and you have given me proof of Olestra’s innocence in this case. I will forward your response along with my narrowing list of toxicity suspects to my friends and loved ones. Sincerely, Charmaigne Scott

 

NEW AVENUES OF THOUGHT:

Now, I think maybe the RAID Flying Insect Killer is the culprit.  So, I am researching its side effects, symptoms of toxicity and government EPA rules about labeling these very dangerous chemical weapons. Here are some links to help get to the bottom of this painful toxicity.

 

http://www.oag.state.ny.us/press/reports/inerts/pesticide_inerts.html

THE SECRET INGREDIENTS IN PESTICIDES: REDUCING THE RISK

This excellent report from the New York State Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer contains charts of inert ingredients that are the bulk of toxics in pesticides that are produced by large, lobbying manufacturers.  You will also find examples of deceptive labels as well as court cases initiated by New York State and others. It seems that the EPA is not a friend of the public at all!

 

http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/profiles/extoxnet/pyrethrins-ziram/resmethrin-ext.html

This site provides scientific data including toxicology reports on RAID Flying Insect Killer.  EXTOXNET: Extension Toxicology Network: A Pesticide Information Project of Cooperative Extension Offices of Cornell University, Michigan State University, Oregon State University, and University of California at Davis. Major support and funding was provided by the USDA/Extension Service/National Agricultural Pesticide Impact Assessment Program.

 

Pesticide Information Profile: Resmethrin

Publication Date: 9/93

 

TRADE OR OTHER NAMES

Some trade names include Chrysron, Crossfire, Pynosect, Raid Flying Insect Killer, Scourge, Sun-Bugger #4, SPB-1382, Synthrin, Syntox, Vectrin and Whitmire PT-110.  

http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/canot/ca98-3.htm

This site informs of a study ordered by the CA State Dept of Pesticide Regulation under Director James W. Wells. Here is the cut and copied gist:
The pesticide active ingredient cyfluthrin is a non-systemic pyrethroid insecticide registered for use on numerous field, fruit and vegetable crops, including citrus. In addition, DPR registers pesticide products containing cyfluthrin for use on lawns and ornamental plants, animals, and around industrial, institutional, agricultural and household structures.

DPR initiates this reevaluation based on its investigation of a May 1997 outbreak of respiratory irritation reported among orange harvesters exposed to residues of cyfluthrin in Tulare County and other pesticide illness reports related to cyfluthrin. DPR maintains a pesticide illness registry, the Pesticide Illness Surveillance Program (PSIS). From 1990-1995, DPR recorded 108 illness/injury cases related to cyfluthrin into the PSIS database. Of the 108 cases, 15 were related to the agricultural use of cyfluthrin. The remaining 93 cases involved application of the pesticide in and around structures.

 

ANOTHER TWIST IN MY QUEST!

Well, so my symptoms do not relate to the pesticide that I used either!  Hmmm. Where do we go from here?  My husband cleaned out the fridge and refused to toss some old frozen meat and made meatloaf out of it.  He proudly offered me just one bite. He lovingly said, “You will just die when you taste this!” I tasted that stuff and could not agree more.  It did not taste good to me, so that one bite was all I had.

 

A BAD TRIP

The way I feel reminds me of an emergency trip I had to take from CA to Chicago, in the dead of winter in 1974 on the Greyhound.  The packed bus stopped at out of the way kitchens but I had little money to spend on restaurant food. My young, 4-year old son, Ashanti and I survived on sandwiches and other food I had prepared for our journey. 

Eventually, though, the allure of eating at one of the Mom and Pop stops got to me and we ordered salad. The mayonnaise dressing was jelly-like and one taste was enough to prevent us from eating anymore at that place.

For the next 16 hours of the journey, that bus bathroom was over-run by some very sick passengers. Vomiting, dysentery and painful cramping were rampant and the stench permeating the enclosed bus environment was awful.  My child and I did not get nearly as sick as everyone else because we refused to eat anymore of that contaminated food.  I did learn a valuable lesson, too. Just a taste of botulism is enough to harm you!

 

FOLLOWING IS A BIT OF RESEARCH AND INFORMATION ON FOODBORNE ILLNESSES.

 

http://www.slchealth.org/html/eh/html/fooddis.html

FOODBORNE DISEASES

This site contains descriptions of at least 14 bugs that cause various symptoms of food poisoning. What does one do about possible E-Coli infection? I wonder if one must exhibit all the symptoms?  I do not have a fever to speak of. Maybe I’ll take my temperature. Anyway, I am much better today perhaps because the diarrhea and cramping are practically gone.

 

WHOLISTIC MEASURES I AM TAKING TO HEAL MYSELF:

I asked my husband to bring me some activated charcoal and acidophilus liquid from the Nutrition Center. I ingested both before falling asleep and again when I awoke about four hours later. My urine is really dark, reddish: probably the charcoal.  We will see if I need to add betonite clay to the mix to completely neutralize the presence of any food born poisoning. Here is info about E.coli:

 

E. coli O157:H7 
(Diarrhea) ONSET: 12-72 Hours
FOOD INVOLVED:  Ground beef, water.
SYMPTOMS:  Abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, fever, vomiting.
PREVENTION:
  Cook foods thoroughly; clean hands; use sterile formula preparation.

 

MORE LINKS

http://www.healthlinkusa.com/517B.asp

http://www.healthlinkusa.com/hl/hlsearch.fwx?searchtext=E+Coli+Infection&words=all&fromrelated=517

http://www.healthlinkusa.com/getpage.asp?http://www.health.state.mo.us/GLRequest/ID/Ecoli3.html

http://www.mercola.com/2001/jul/11/irradiation.htm

 

NUTRITIONAL FACTORS-HOLISTIC APPROACHES: HERBS, SUPPLEMENTS, FASTING AND DIETS

I do not do diets.  However, http://www.mercola.com/diet.htm is a useful site with an approach to health that seems reasonable and prompts me to fast and pray and get rid of some unnecessary behaviors right now.  School resumes in two weeks and I must have that MS degree by Spring 2004 in order to do the PhD by 2005. Then, I can relax the regimens of school and explore other passions.  That is, provided my health is regained and protected to serve me the next half a century. Hah! 

So, consider reading the great compendium called Planetary Herbology by my friend, Dr. Michael Tierra. He is truly in touch with what we can do to heal ourselves and the planet. I will take his Professional Herbalist Course soon for my certification that includes membership in the American Herbalists Guild! The following links provide sources, recommendations, diet and fasting programs along with other information:

http://www.mercola.com/diet.htm

http://www.noah-health.org/english/alternative/alternative.html

http://www.therapeutic-touch.org/content/faqs.asp

http://www.altmedicine.com/

http://members.tripod.com/healingtools/capsext.html

http://home.earthlink.net/~glsimmons7/Hobbies/Peppers/Facts.html

http://www.danielchapterone.com/biomolecular_detail.asp

 

THE END?

Well, no, yes, maybe, BUT: I gotta invite you to emailme your relevant information for periodic posting to this site....Yeah, maybe...But if you got it, we must win the fight and keep that mess contained. Get It? OK? OK!

Before signing off, let me tell you that my prognosis is excellent and I am much better today, Sunday August 4, 2004. Guess the research, charcoal and acidophilus did the trick, huh? Bye, for now. Sincerely yours, Mrs. Charmaigne Scott

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