Alcohol is taken regularly with pain killers, prescription, over the counter and street drugs without thinking twice about it. Do we really know the consequences, long term results or internal damage we could be causing to our bodies?
The addiction to alcohol, pain killers or street drugs can also lead to liver damage, kidney damage, hives, mental illnesses or even worse, child neglect, child abuse or spousal abuse. Not to mention the crime, theft and death and devastation drinking and driving accidents cause.
Lets remember that one alcoholic drink means:
1 1/2 ounces of 80% proof, 1 ounce of 100% proof
Cymbalta – alcohol and drugs like Cymbalta affect similar chemicals in the brain
– concern is increasing effects of alcohol, possibly increasing depression or affecting motor skills
– healthcare professionals advise is you do drink, drink light to moderate amounts
* My thought – it is a fairly new drug and we are the guinea pigs so report your side effects and adverse reactions with drugs/alcohol/herbal/foods. I would consider liver or kidney damage. There are withdrawals symptoms with Cymbalta, libido and on and on.
**I am not a doctor or professional but I wouldn’t combine them or take either if you have a history of depression, suicidal thoughts or any kind of mental illness. Get some help, it will get better.
*** Here is it, though I would include it too. Warnings are for anyone with biopolar, suicidal attempts, heart disease, diabetes, seizures, epilepsy, glaucoma, liver, kidney, bladder or allergies.
Suicidal? Please call for help, it can get better!
I will be adding more soon…………..
Spice Up Your Sex Life!
Forget the Chocolate! Add Saffron and Ginseng to your nutrition plan. Both are proven performance boosters while chocolate and wine effects of sexual desire or performance is likely in your head.
March 28, 2011 – News Release Guelph University.
Ontario researchers have done it again. Guelph food science professor Massimo Marcone and John Melnyk, a master’s student found studies to support good old herbs and spices can give results.
They found that panax ginseng, saffron and yohimbine, a natural chemical from yohimbe trees in West Africa, improved human sexual function.
People report increased sexual desire after eating:
– muira puama, a flowering plant found in Brazil
– maca root, a mustard plant in the Andes
– chocolate, despite its claimed aphrodisiac effect, chocolate was not linked to sexual arousal or satisfaction 
Did you know that saffron comes from our common flower, the crocus sativus?
Crocus Sativus by KENPEI’s photo
– contains more than 150 volatile and aroma-yielding compounds
– also has many nonvolatile active components, many of which are carotenoids, including:
3) various ?- and ?-caratenoids
However, saffron’s golden yellow-orange colour is primarily the result of ?-crocin. 
So lets take a look at Saffron’s history:
Until now, the earliest known use was around 1000 B.C., with visual and written evidence for the myrtle, the lily, the poppy and others.
Now, scholars say, the dating of a volcanic eruption and botanically accurate wall paintings indicate that saffron has been a versatile medicine since 3,500 years ago.
They base their case on frescoes at Thera, a Greek island in the Aegean, that have been thought to depict a goddess overseeing the production of perfume or spice.
Instead, the scholars say, the frescos, from 1500 or 1600 B.C. — the exact date is a topic of debate — show the goddess presiding over the manufacture and use of a drug from the saffron flower. 
Either way, it shows the safe use of herbs and spices for hundreds of years. It sure is taking us a long time to catch up with science. Why have we taken our science ventures into chemical warfare rather than using the cures from nature? They are indeed fascinating!
Saffron was detailed in a 7th-century BC Assyrian botanical reference compiled under Ashurbanipal. 
Documentation of saffron’s use over the span of 4,000 years in the treatment of some 90 illnesses has been uncovered. 
Saffron-based pigments have indeed been found in 50,000 year-old depictions of prehistoric places in northwest Iran. 
The Sumerians later used wild-growing saffron in their remedies and magical potions  
Folk medicine attributes various benefits to oral use of American ginseng and Asian ginseng (P. ginseng) roots, including roles as an aphrosdisiac, stimulant, type II diabetes treatment, or cure for sexual dysfunction in men. 
Ginseng and Reishi mushrooms in bottles being sold in Seoul, Korea
The price of wild ginseng roots has climbed in the last decade. Now domestic buyers pay $500 to $600 per pound compared with about $50 per pound of cultivated roots. Law enforcement officials say the prices have pushed people into the woods looking for quick money . 
Current popularity of such drugs as Viagra and Cialis to treat erectile dysfunction. Viagra and Cialis brought in $1.9 billion US and $1.7 billion US, respectively, last year for their parent companies, Pfizer Inc. and Eli Lilly and Co. 
Even young kids are asking for these drugs and mixing it with ecstasy which is really dangerous.
What a hoot! That planet fitness commercial makes me laugh every time I see it. The big, dumb looking body builder in his short, shorts with his 3 liter jug of juice saying over and over………
I lift things up and put them down.
I lift things up and put them down.
I lift things up and put them down.
I lift things up and put them down.
As they escort him out the back door……
Hmmm, too much steroids or too much genetically modified soy protein isolate? LOL
You know, it doesn’t matter what it is that makes you laugh, make sure you do it everyday. It releases endorphins, those feel good hormones and we need a burst of them everyday!
Seriously though, most body builders take some form of that protein with soy protein isolate. The problem is that most of it is genetically modified or GMO which has been shown to cause erectile dysfunction, hormonal disturbance, infertility and loss of libido in women as well as many other symptoms. Kind of ironic isn’t it? Trying to build a hard, sexy body meanwhile it is robbing you of your sexual well being.
Why do they allow these products on the market if they are harming us? Soy is good if it is organic, just make sure you are buying from a source you can trust. GMO foods not only jeopardize human health but also our environment, organic farming and animals.
I try to find the best products and the best prices for you.
If you are looking for pure, natural and organic body building proteins you can trust, click on the link below and put proteins in the search. This is the best price so far that I have found so far, but will continue to search.
For serious body builders, the Capra Double Bonded Protein sound like a good product, is gluten free, GMO free. I would think the Sun Warriors protein would be a good product too. I haven’t tried the body building products because I just exercise to firm not build, I am chick not a dude. : ) I can buy my chia seeds and have them delivered cheaper than I can buy them here though. We Canadians do have to pay a duty fee on the order which puts the price up for us.
Here are some articles I wrote on the effects of genetically modified foods. It is worth checking them out:
So the FDA has finally admitted that all anti-inflammatories can kill you. Have you been treated with anti-inflammatories for your Fibromyalgia? Here is some information you really need to be aware of before taking Vioxx, Bextra or Celebrex associated with heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular disease. Also over the counter drugs Aleve, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxyn and prescription Naproxyn and Aleve to limit or discontinue. He also talks about the effects of aspirin causing internal bleeding and wasn’t it Dr Oz who recommended a baby aspirin a day? Tylenol causes liver damage. Nsaids or anti-inflammatories causing erectile dysfunction. When is it going to end? Aren’t these the very things that are supposed to be keeping us healthy?
My confusion is the mixed information or rather mis-information and prescribing for Fibromyalgia. I have been given prescription anti-inflammatories for the past 18 years, now I am concerned. Anyone else been on years of anti-inflammatories?
What can we do for pain? Be educated! Jon Baron is a miracle doctor and here is his explanation for pain. What I find interesting is the link of Substance P and Fibromyalgia I wrote about in another article. You can read his book for free on line or buy it for a low price. I have tried his products and they are amazing, organic, wildcrafted herbs. I am not an affiliate, I just highly recommend the man and trust his information and product. He genuinely cares for your health, not his pocket book.
I have read story after story from Fibromyalgia sufferers and in the end they all have the same desperation about them. Severe pain and suffering that is dismissed, a total lack of understanding and very little to no compassion. They often leave the doctors office with little or no relief and often more confused than when we went in. It is very difficult to live with the chronic pain and can be harder for family and friends to understand. Sometimes you look fine but you have this gnawing, burning pain that no one can see and extreme fatigue that no one can explain. So we are often looked at as complainers or lazy.
What they don’t know is how they feel when they have the flu is what you have become accustomed to as your everyday life. People get sore muscles and fatigue from the flu or overworking their muscles, with Fibromyalgia you live like that everyday. Feeling like you have been lifting 400 lbs of weight all day. You could do the same thing as a friend and they might experience pain in their muscles for a day or two then they bounce back, you take sometimes take weeks to recover.
Many doctors know little to none about Fibromyalgia so I think they push it off as a case of the lazies. You know, since there is nothing wrong in your blood tests. Do exercise and you will be fine. Like the famous old saying goes, “Take two aspirins and call me in the morning!”
Being a sufferer of Fibromyalgia myself for 21 year + now, I have been through all the humiliation, frustration and ignorance that goes with this “mystery syndrome” of chronic pain that no one understands or can explain because it doesn’t make sense, it is too multi-faceted or the doctor just don’t believe in it. It is met with a lot of skepticism which comes with a lot of frustration for the patient who is desperate to find answers to their pain.
The best thing you can do is to keep Doctor shopping until you have found a compassionate one that understands and has some knowledge and experience with Fibromyalgia. Even better, if you can afford a Naturopathic Doctor or alternative practitioners, they can help a lot. Body work is even better such as Massage, Osteopathy or Chiropractor, they can help sort out the pain if it is internal or external, what pain leaves and what pain returns. Shop around, there are good and bad in everything. The chronic pain itself is hard to live with and can effect the very soul of the sufferer. If you don’t have a compassion or understanding it can be detrimental. There has been many suicides from Fibromyalgia.
I think that Doctors need to stop playing god and start to listen and I mean really listen to their patients. They assume, they judge by appearance, they make an opinion even before knowing all the facts, they dismiss your pain as if you are exaggerating. No one knows your body like you do.
There is too much illness and they don’t have the time to get to know their patients. It seems you are allotted a 5 minute time slot and the doctor is always too busy to really listen or to hear as they might put it “my complaints”. It seemed to me that I was a number waiting in the Doctors office, waiting to be given script #500,602. The thing is script #1 to 500,601 didn’t work so why was I bothering anymore? We don’t know what Fibromyalgia is but we are willing to throw all these drugs at it and hope something works or at least it will shut the patient up until she comes back again with the same complaints or new issues from the side effects.
How can they treat something with drugs that they don’t understand? Isn’t that like giving a car oil in the gas tank? How do they know that these drugs aren’t what is causing it in the first place? My search is to finding the root cause to all my pain. If you would like to follow me in my journey of natural pain relief that works, please feel free to sign up to my newsletter or rss feed and be sure to bookmark the website. As pain allows me, I will fill this website with information that will help guide you to a path of wellness and freedom from chronic pain. Remember, one day at a time, one pain at a time, we will beat it!
See the articles below:
How did the flu become such a panic? When I was a kid, the flu meant a few days off school. Why do we feel we need to be injected with a shot now? If you are wondering if you should get the shot or not. Here is some information you should know before you make your decision.
I don’t get the flu shot, I know what is in them and I don’t need anymore insult to my body. Everyone I know who gets the flu shot end up getting really sick. Hmm…………
Keep your immunity strong and you will fight off bacteria and virus. I remember reading in many natural and alternative articles that most colds are actually your body detoxing a lot of mucous and unwanted stuff out of your body. If left they will usually take care of themselves and no medication is needed.
Examples of misuse that we don’t think of is always treating a temperature with tylenol. Fever is a way the body fights off infection so it means your body is doing it’s job or when we take cough suppressants when we need to be coughing up that mucous and clearing it out of our bodies.