Life can be better with the use of chemicals. Every year, I embark on chemical warfare in my rose garden. The bugs try to eat all of the first blooms and I try to kill all the bugs with chemicals. Most of the time, I win the war and have a bounty of colors and perfumes gracing my garden. This year, I learned that these poisonous potions can have some major consequences. After spraying, one of my prized plants immediately turned brown and sickly. Worst of all, the targeted pest is still in my garden.
Chemicals do not always live up to their promises. The same can be said of opioid pain medications like morphine, methadone, oxycodone and hydrocodone. Sometimes these chemicals have some serious consequences and can still leave a person in pain. Are these chemicals really worth it in the long run? Was the loss of one rose bush worth the blooms of the others? I am not sure, but I am definitely having second thoughts about using chemicals in my garden knowing the consequences.
I was once told that there would be a day that I'd be in the hospital and I would know more about diabetes then the doctors.
That day has arrived.
For the first time in my life I was hospitalized for something OTHER then diabetes.
I am one who believes that you should trust doctors I mean they didn't go through all that schooling for nothing. They should know what they're doing. But I guess when it comes to handling someone with TYPE 1 diabetes , they just don't know what to do and then when I tried to explain it to them... they seemed to not hear me.
It's my theory that no matter what I go into the hospital for, above all things, I am a Type I diabetic patient first. What that means to me is my diabetes should be considered and included in all forms of treatment. This doesn't mean you just stick me on a diabetic diet and call it a day, which I guess some doctors just find acceptable.
If you still take injections (like I do) t...
When we think about health, we mostly focus on food and exercise. However, the environment (i.e. the air we breathe) is just as important to being well. Although there is not a lot we can do regarding the outside toxins and polluted air we are exposed to, besides choose a more natural place to live, we can control our environment inside our homes. Even though loose safety regulations make it difficult to understand what the ingredients are in our cleaning products and whether or not they are safe, being an educated consumer of natural products or making your own with a few inexpensive simple ingredients can do wonders for your family’s health and wellbeing.
Today’s conventional cleaning products are mostly petroleum based. They often contain toxic chemicals such as phosphates, NPE’s, phthalates, VOC’s, glycol ethers, ammonia and ethanolamine.  Avoiding these ingredients would be much easier if companies were required to list ingredients on the la...
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