Did you know...?
...that almost all encapsulated medicines in powder form are filled with magnesium stearate? I always thought that this would a good thing, you know becaue of the word "magnesium." I noticed that some even have the word "vegetable" before the magnesium stearate. Oh, I thought, even better. Turns out that magnesium stearate is an industrial lubricant used to prevent the medicine or supplement from sticking to the machines. Also turns out that vegetable magnesium stearate comes from cottonseed oil, one of the most inexpensive, highly pesiticide insaturated oils there are. Turns out, I personally have a bad reaction to both. So what do you do when this is included with nearly every medicine and dietary supplement on the shelves?
You go for the liquid forms as much as you can, then for those things that you need, but don't wish to have the added fillers, find them in their powdered form. Definitely less convenient, but if you don't want the toxins in the things that are supposed to be helping you, even if you are not having a reaction, this is the way to go.
So what do you do if you are having a reaction to the magnesium stearate (aching joints, dry skin, dry and itchy swollen eyes, nausea, water retention) and you NEED to take a medicine that is not available in powder or liquid? I keep a bottle of children's liquid allergy relief medicine for those times when there is no way around the magnesium stearate. I don't like it, but it has to be that way until I figure out how to end migraines forever.
Discuss with your doctor though. I visited mine and needed to talk for about 45 minutes to work through what we were going to do.
What I will tell my children; wisdom both old and learned...
I am convinced that I am the only people in the world who is not annoying. And that person that I am annoyed with is also convinced that he is the only person in the world who is not annoying. I can see him looking annoyedly at me, but I cannot comprehend howIcould possibly be annoying to anyone. There are a million little things that we could let intrude upon our own little world, but if we are to get along, we must remind ourselves that we are all annoyances at times, yet we are here to take eachother's burdens. Pray for strength, take a breath, let things go by without notice.
Things My Mother Told Me
and things she forgot to tell me
(or "things that she told me and I wasn't listening before")
Okay, Mom was talking, and I WAS listening, then Dad came in and said, "I stay married because I ignore it."