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EthicalOil.org is asking for your help by avoid buying Chiquita Bananas and Fresh Express Salads because of their ban on ethical Canadian oil.

What can we do to help support Canadian oil?

Sign the petition http://www.ethicaloil.org/

Quit buying Chiquita bananas!

Find alternative banana companies.

Buy organic! Most grocery stores now have organic bananas that are sometimes only ten cents more per pound. (you will be giving up genetically modified, pesticides and chemicals though!)

Look for Dole banana or any other company. (Dole is the only one I can think of as a competitor)

What I really want to know is……are they genetically modified bananas? So I did some research to see if they are and I came across some more information that we need to know.

I think we might be safe for as far as genetically modified   foods although they are starting to experiment with it now. I dug up something even bigger, just what Dole doesn’t want you to see. Perhaps we should be avoiding all bananas except organic due to the pesticides that are poisoning there workers and if they are using pesticides, then we are eating pesticides. If you saw or support Food Inc, you will like Bananas, here is the trailer you can watch now: 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/14/bananas-the-shocking-film_n_259692.html

Remember if you are boycotting Chiquita don’t abandon bananas all together.

We know we need bananas for their potassium but what else is in a banana?

I went to bananas.com and found some fascinating facts about bananas. I knew they were healthy for you but I didn’t know how wonderful these little specially wrapped bundles are. What a powerhouse of nutrition with may medicinal healing properties.


Nutritional benefits of one large 9 inch banana

– 602 mg of potassium

– 140 calories

– 2 grams of protein

– 4 grams of fiber

– 2 mg of sodium

– 123 I.U. Vitamin A

– full range of b vitamins

  – .07mg Thiamine

  – .15 mg of Riboflavin

  – .82 mg Niacin

  – .88 mg Vitamin B6

  – 29 mcg Folic Acid

– 13.8 mg Vitamin C

– 9.2 mg calcium

– 44.1 mg magnesium

– trace amounts of iron and zinc

Wow, that is some healthy fruit! Magnesium and potassium are two vital nutrients that we have to keep replenishing

Medicinal Healing Properties

Energy Boost – #1 food with world’s athletes, contains 3 natural sugars, sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. Gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Enough for a 90 minute workout

Nerves – high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system

PMS – regulates blood glucose levels which can affect your mood

Anemia – high in iron

Overweight and at work – most obese people were more likely to have high-pressure jobs. Report from Institute of Psychology in Austria report concluded that to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to snack on high
carbohydrate foods (such as bananas) every two hours to control our blood sugar levels

Depression – bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, the feel good hormone

Blood Pressure – extremely high is potassium yet low in salt; the US Food and Drug Administration or FDA has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for it’s ability to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

Hangovers – banana milkshake with honey

Morning sickness – eating bananas between meals can help keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness

Mosquito Bites – rub the bite with the inside of a banana skin

Brain Power – can assist learning by keeping students alert

Constipation – high in fibre, can help restore normal bowel action, forget the laxatives!

Ulcers – only raw fruit that can be eaten food that can be eaten without distress for over-chronic ulcer cases, also neutralises over-acidity and coats the lining of the stomach.

Temperature Control

Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD – natural mood enhancers, trypotophan

Quit Smoking – Vitamins C, A, B6, B12, potassium, magnesium

Stress – Potassium is a vital mineral – normalizes heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates body’s water-balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing potassium levels

Strokes – eating bananas on a regular basis cuts risk by 40% according to research from New England Journal of Medicine

Warts – tape a piece of banana skin on the wart

Heartburn -natural antacid effect

I was looking for the nutritional facts of one large banana and found:

121 calories

112 from carbohydrates

3.8 from fat 

5 from protein

0 from alcohol

On the Self nutrition data website I found it interestingly included the inflammation factor:

– a banana scores shows it is mildly inflammatory at -69

– foods with a negative rates are inflammatory and foods with a positive rate are anti-inflammatory.

Here is the petition again: 


http://www.ethicaloil.org/petition/

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diclofenac/misoprostol – oral, Arthrotec

SIDE EFFECTS: 

– diarrhea and upset stomach

– nausea

– heartburn

– gas

– stomach pain

– constipation

– headache

– tiredness

– drowsiness

– dizziness

**Rarely, diarrhea can become so severe and persistent that it may lead to dehydration

– severe/persistent diarrhea

– stomach cramps

– severe dizziness

– decreased amount of urine

– muscle weakness

****Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:

– difficult/painful swallowing

– swelling of the hands/feet

– sudden/unexplained weight gain

– vision changes

– hearing changes (e.g., ringing in the ears)

– mental/mood changes (e.g., depression)

– fast/pounding heartbeat

– persistent/severe headache

– fainting 

– unusual/heavy vaginal bleeding 

– menstrual problems/irregular periods

****Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur:

– change in the amount of urine

– easy bruising/bleeding

– signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat)

– unexplained stiff neck

– seizures

******This drug may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. If you notice any of the following rare but very serious side effects, stop taking diclofenac/misoprostol and tell your doctor immediately:

– yellowing eyes/skin

– dark urine

– unusual/extreme tiredness

– severe stomach/abdominal pain

– persistent nausea/vomiting

******A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:

– rash

– itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)

– severe dizziness

– trouble breathing

**This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

 

In Canada – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

PRECAUTIONS: if you are allergic to either of these drugs;

 aspirin or other NSAIDs – ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib

– aspirin-sensitive asthma 

– recent heart bypass surgery 

– certain liver problem 

– kidney disease

– liver disease

– stomach/intestine/esophagus problems – bleeding, ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease

– heart disease

– high blood pressure, stroke, swelling, edema, fluid retention

– dehydration

– blood disorders – anemia)

– bleeding or clotting problems

– asthma

– growths in the nose (nasal polyps)  

**Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication. This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

*Diclofenac may cause:

– stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol and tobacco may increase your risk for stomach bleeding

– may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps

– elderly may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially stomach/intestinal bleeding and kidney effects.

– must not be used during pregnancy. It can harm the unborn baby and mother

*******DRUG INTERACTIONS: This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur:

– high doses of aspirin and related drugs – salicylates

– cidofovir, other NSAIDs – ketorolac

If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting diclofenac/misoprostol.

anti-platelet drugs – cilostazol, clopidogrel

– oral bisphosphonates – alendronate

– “blood thinners” – enoxaparin, heparin, warfarin

– corticosteroids – prednisone, cyclosporine, desmopressin, digoxin

– high blood pressure drugs – ACE inhibitors such as captopril, angiotensin receptor blockers such as loartan, and beta-blockers such as metoprolol, lithium, methotrexate, pemetrexed, probenecid

– SSRI antidepressants (e.g., fluoxetine, sertraline), “water pills” – diuretics such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide, triamterene

– pain/fever drugs – NSAIDs such as aspirin, celecoxib, ibuprofen. These drugs are similar to this medication, so taking one of these drugs while also taking this medication may increase your risk of side effects

*******This document does not contain all possible interactions.

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My 2 cents:

I was prescribed these for probably 15 years. I experienced many of the symptoms above yet the doctor never considered them being a side effect from the drugs they were prescribing.  They then went on to give me more drugs  for the symptoms I was having and send me to specialists for this and that, added more diagnoses and more prescriptions to the mix.  Hmmm??? Beside the added expense to our health care. Believe me too, when you involve more doctors you open yourself up to a power struggle of who is right with what diagnoses and then also the ego of the doctor whom is always right. To be honest, it is hard to find doctors who agree with one another.

Did you read that this is not a complete list of possible side effect? The list just goes on and on. This is because the reports just keep coming in from people so you should keep updated and report your side effects! If you experienced heavy vaginal bleeding they would probably send you to a gynecologist and not even consider your muscle relaxant. Muscle weakness or fatigue you might have a touch of the flu. Abdominal pain, nausea or vomitting probably the same thing or send you for an ultra sound to check your gallbladder. My point here is that one drug can cause so many problems, offer so little cure and it’s side effects or adverse reactions can be masked as disease itself.

Sources:

http://www.medicinenet.com/diclofenac_wmisoprostol-oral_tablet/article.htm

 http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/1026

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/897

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/554