What you are describing sounds like pretty bad acid reflux or GERD. Get some Bromelain which is good for your digestive system. Also, get natural apple cider vinegar and natural honey. You can either put one tablespoon of each in one liter of distilled water and drink it. Three times a day if you can. However, I absolutely hate it that way. The way that I do it and that it can also be done is one tablespoon apple cider vinegar, one tablespoon of honey. Put in a cup. Stir very well. Have ice cold distilled water or pomegranet juice, or unsweetened tea, something healthy within reach. Drink the apple cider vinegar cocktail followed by the ice cold drink chaser. Do this three times a day with every meal. It will get rid of your acid reflux.
It may taste bad but it is worth it. Apple cider vinegar has a plethera of health benefits. It even relieves anxiety and depression.
i had acid reflux for many many years because of mercury poisoning. the symptoms were different, but it could be it, just in a different form. yeah, i wish i had enzymes. i have some bromelain, but only 4 i noticed. i took one. thanks. i cannot do vinegar, will make me puke. i don't do honey, because it is bee vomit and i cannot bring myself to eat it, makes me ill to think of it:
I just finished reading your entire blog on honey. Lots of information.
First of all, I am not vegan, and I do understand that honey would not be in their diet.
However, for those that are not vegan, I do have to disagree with this article about the health benefits of honey. I have seen allergies and asthma wiped out with the use of honey. A case in point, me. I have suffered from asthma since I was 28 years old. I lived on medications and inhalers. Six months after taking honey with apple cider vinegar, I was free of any type of allergies. I no longer needed inhalers or medication. I had no more hayfever, no more sinus problems of any kind and no more sinus headaches. Best of all, I now have an indoor cat. This would have been an impossibility.
When I recommend honey as a health food, I always emphasize that raw honey be used. This is indeed the practice of acquiring honey from their natural habitat and only removing the surplus. I buy my honey from the local farmers. There are websites where natural honey can be bought.
I in no way recommend pure honey, which is the commercial brand. I am aware that honey is being marketed in everything you buy commercially. This and the commercial products are counterfeit. Any commercially made food has ingredients that will do you harm. There are also commercial products that are now being touted as "organic." Again, this is counterfeit. They are as organic as they were before. This is only to make money and fool the public into buying their products.
I will say I was not aware as to how commercial beekeepers treated their bees, although I am not surprised. I am also aware of the harm being done to the environment by mistreating honeybees and of their gradual disappearance by genetically altered plants. I am aware that a lot of destruction of our planet is going on and yes me must rise to stop it by educating the public.
Again, I will disagree as to classifying honey as bee vomit. The honey is regurgitated by the bees. Regurgitation is the voluntary bringing up of nutrients. Vomiting is involuntary. This may be a moot point to some but there is a difference.
Honey is a food that has been used for medicinal purposes throughout the ages going back to biblical times.
In conclusion, I have personally seen too many people brought back to health with this food, including myself, and will disagree that honey is harmful or that its benefits are marginal at best. I do agree that we must respect nature in all that we do.
i am not vegetarian either, but bees make honey for their young, not for us to eat. we take it from them and give them sugar water. that in itself is sickening. but, they regurgitate it and i do not want bee vomit. i have a new jar sitting here and i am returning it. it is raw. whenever i eat honey, it burns and swells up my throat and i always wondered why. if i eat it, i can hardly swallow. but i was under the impression that it was made for humans. i had no idea all these years that they gather it for their young and to live off of. i don't want their food. it's all they have. i don't even feel too good about taking eggs from a chicken, doesn't seem natural and i really have a hard time eating that yellow stuff sometimes. it is icky and slimy and sometimes it turns my stomach. i know foxes get in chicken coops, but i am not sure we are to eat an animal's young before it is even born. but that is just me.
i was in very bad pain today, my jaw, from dental neglect. So, i called a dentist and have an appt. i have spoken to him before and almost went over a year ago, but then didn't. i need a great deal of work done. if it goes well, it could mean i might be able to get out of this rut and be able to take calls and emails and maybe pay bills again, don't know. i'm so used to living on credit now, is there any going back to normalcy? that's rhetorical. i go in friday.
yeah, i often wish i was in texas.
even if you become a hermit, you cannot separate the social from the human. you can never go around one again, but the social is inherent. what makes us human is language. we are all connected through language. all thoughts in your head are social and all are language, that is only understood by fellow humans. if you go on top of a mountain with no one around, as soon as you have a thought, you are social, a trait shared by every human. there is no way to not have a thought. therefore there is no way to not be social. the social is the thoughts through language, not the physical interaction (although at first you have to be around humans to learn language). humans who are not taught language are not social and it has been said they are not human. by genus and specie, they are, but that is all they share in common. but there really have not been any humans that did not have some form of language in common. even ones kept in a cage, do see an occasional human to get fed or beaten or whatever people do when they keep children in cages. so, even those severly abused and kept in a basement, were social, not advanced, but social. there have been very few cases of abuse of this nature, fortunately.
language takes place in the first few yrs of life. it is then we become social forever, even if we spend the rest of our lives alone. when you have a thought in your head, it is language. you cannot have a thought without language. they have found humans raised in cages and they did have some slight non-verbal language, like banging the cage was the emotion of anger. i suppose the sounds accompanying that was language (if they made sounds). so, they were in fact social creatures, however primitive their skills were. of course that language has to be understood by all. but they would have to be able to make sounds in order to be social. i have heard one of them did not speak, so maybe we have had at least one who had nothing that made it human in a sociological aspect, just physical features. and if you were to turn that person loose out in the wilderness, they would have no connection to humans via thoughts or language. i think it would be interesting to study and do a paper on. i did one years ago, but it has been so long ago, don't recall much. it was the forst one they found i think, a girl raised in a cage. it is nearly impossible to teach language one can communicate with (abstract thoughts) past the critical period (when very young). they can learn words, but cannot verbally express them in the proper context to mean anything (form sentences they can comprehend). it is fascinating to me that it has to do with pitch, the fluctuation in our voice, punctuation, and the use of grammar in the correct order. that cannot be learned after a certain age. i could look all this up, but i was just trying to recall a few things from college. this was actually taught in an english class.
This is a fascinating subject. We see that even babies are social as they communicate in their own way. So do animals. I love to watch my pets as they interact. By their actions, I even think that they can read each other's minds.
I remember abstract thinking as a toddler. I remember learning to talk, I thought it was a great challenge. And I remember once that challenge was conquered being disappointed. When I hear a baby talk, it sometimes brings back those memories. I have tried to get it back, although my thinking now is linear. When we come into the world we still possess the knowledge of the universe. I was much wiser then than I am now. It is such a shame that we are taught to think in a certain way in order to blend in to society.
Yet that baby has its own language when it needs something. We are indeed social creatures. We need to maintain a balance of work, play, being with people, and spending time alone, maybe reflecting inwardly to find out who we really are.
Thank you for your caring message to Torrie. You have hit the nail right on the head. Yes, I remember having to do the very same thing, and it was not easy, but it had to be done. I had two choices. Get worse and totally homebound, or get well. I chose to get well.
I am still laughing at your description of what a conversation at a nursing home might be like. LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is soooooooo true!
Thank you for being a blessing.
Owen is nice, he has emailed with me before a few months ago, but he has his own thing going on and i would not want to bother him. the last few days have been a process. i just recently got rid of an abuser and had no idea where to go from there. i was at one of my worst points when i began typing this. yes, i can move home, but i stay here only because of how close it is to cancer hospitals and mexico (where you can get better healthcare and for cheaper than US). otherwise, i would go home. but, i finally had so much pain in my jaw, that a couple days ago, i called a dentist i had spoke to a year ago and made an appt and i am thinking this may be what i need to get out of this emotional pain as well as physical and hopefully financial. no, i don't want to go out or look in the phonebook or anything. the person i spoke of took absolutely everything from me until i was left with nothing and not even the desire to try anything. but luckily the pain in my mouth is here, i guess, because it might help me get some of my life back in order. it can't get much worse.