you are only safe in your own kitchen.
To each his own.Don't leave one's kitchen?
Quoted from Averno
San j, I love both of these stories. Agree and believe wholeheartedly. The lesson of each is worthy of a lifetime of ponder and practice. The conceit of false worship has been noted in at least one other of your wonderful essays. But the key operatve commented by Yaeli and agreed by me is safety, not abstinence.
Quoted from Peter D'AdamoFinally, there is the question of whether making things ‘easy’ for the body really serves our best long term interests. Many of the physiologic functions of the body are hormetic; they benefit from challenge and mild stress. Like exercise, they require challenge in order to induce a more robust response. On the other hand, over anticipating the needs of a complex system can actually increase its dependence and fragility.
Quoted from yaeliSpeech is silver, silence is gold.
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time (Amos 5,13)
i.e., the only kitchen which you can safely guranatee is MSG-free is your own kitchen.(clap) Thanks.
you are only safe in your own kitchen.
And I don't know if yaeli's compliance involves periods of silence, too,
Hope it does infer prudence though.Mine doesn't infer Fear.
Hope it does infer prudence though.
Pouring out Love.
Macrobiotic folks are seeking physical health.
Many of them also tend to hyper-restriction.
When they reach the point of refusing to eat anything they themselves have not prepared, in the interest of their health, the problem may be less the manufacturers'/ industry's than their own.
Peter D'Adamo has frequently had to remind us of such principles. I quoted him on another thread yesterday with this:
Demanding punctilious control to the point of not eating anything one hasn't oneself prepared, believing that to be one's only recourse for safety, is actually a departure from D'Adamo's diets' mooring in larger Life principles. It's a confounding of one's personal control-need with his work, where it is proposed on his Forum.
It depends what one's goals are for his Forum.
Mine have to do with the attractiveness of his teaching, facilitating its implementation.
It can be enjoyably integrated into one's own chosen life and lifestyle.
Clearly we have serious divergence of opinion as to what the work of Peter D'Adamo aims to promulgate. Mine doesn't infer Fear.
MSG is found naturally in many natural foods like ripe cheeses. As a Teacher who should be getting a lot of cheese, I figured out pretty quickly I could tolerate none of them for this reason... Glutamate affects the brain, the nervous system and rarely does a doctor associate adverse symptoms from MSG with this chemical.... MSG can cause seizures. Many people don't realize they're ingesting this chemical and many different terms are used to disguise this ingredient. If you're an Explorer, you might be very aware of your sensitivities to chemicals....but for the rest of us....symptoms you can't explain might be connected to your ingestion of MSG.
Quoted from Dr. Peter D'AdamoFinally, there is the question of whether making things ‘easy’ for the body really serves our best long term interests. Many of the physiologic functions of the body are hormetic; they benefit from challenge and mild stress. Like exercise, they require challenge in order to induce a more robust response. On the other hand, over anticipating the needs of a complex system can actually increase its dependence and fragility.
Quoted from ruthiegirlHuman milk is perfectly balanced for human babies- it contains the exact level of glutamate that human infants need, in perfect balance with other amino acids.
Since this interests you, here is the amino acid profile of mother's milk.
By a very wide margin, glutamate is the infant's "protein" punch.
There is more than 10x more glutamate in human than in cow's milk.
But, Chloe, it was just a question as to whether, therefore, you had to be put on formula.
No harm intended. :)
Quoted from ChloeI rejected my mother's milk.
This thread was meant to be educational and wasn't meant to become a thread on the obsession of anyone's compliancy nor would I fault anyone who tries to be as compliant as they believe they need to be or wish to be. These are healing diets......and many are dealing with serious health issues
that require very serious compliancy.
. . people really wish to be validated for their beliefs, not be convinced that they have faulty thinking or have made a poor interpretation of facts. Otherwise, this is judging another and that to me is being self righteous.
Judge the toxins.....THe last thing we ever want to do on this forum is judge a person's beliefs about the choices they've made for themselves. If you wish to cook every morsel of food in your own kitchen 24/7....go for it. It's your right to do whatever you like. :)
Quoted from ruthiegirlIt sounds to me like your mom had zero support with breastfeeding. Babies have a "rooting reflex" and turn their heads towards a cheek that's stroked. Many women try to turn the baby's head towards the breast by holding onto the opposite cheek- which just makes the baby turn away from the breast. Don't touch the baby's head at all and brush your nipple against the baby's cheek and it all works just fine.
But much of that information was "lost" for a time in urban areas of the world. It was never forgotten in rural areas, so thankfully it wasn't lost forever. When Chloe was a baby, breastfeeding information and support simply wasn't available in most non-rural areas. Some women still breastfed, but those who hit "little bumps on the road" just switched to formula because they simply didn't know there were other options. There really WEREN'T other options for them at that time, with the information and support they had.
So, we don't know how baby Chloe would have done on breastmilk because it wasn't available to her. Nor do we know what her health would be like now if she had been successfully breastfed.
Most babies who weren't nursed in my generation were fed sweetened ( Karo syrup) cow's milk. OMG corn syrup, casein and lactose......How did my generation survive with such a pathetic start in life.
I'm well aware of the history of bottle feeding. Very,very few women breastfed in urban areas such as NYC. People in rural areas where they couldn't get to the hospitals, and where there just wasn't money to buy the "fashionable modern formula" when breastmilk is free- those are the places where the arts of breastfeeding were never lost. By the time my oldest brother was born in 1969, bottle feeding was the norm on Long Island. There was ONE La Leche League chapter in all of LI, and there were only a dozen moms in the group. My mom had to really fight the system to nurse us.And yet this didn't take place in a non rural area. I was born in Bronx Lebanon Hospital. And after the war, it became rather fashionable to bottle feed babies. THe bad part was that this was prior to commercial formulas which at least contained nutrients. (still a poor replacement for
mother's milk) Most babies who weren't nursed in my generation were fed sweetened ( Karo syrup) cow's milk. OMG corn syrup, casein and lactose......How did my generation survive with
such a pathetic start in life.
Quoted from ChloeJusr want to make a correction. MSG, the ingredient added to foods is the problem for me.
...perhaps there is another issue related to me not doing well on parmesan...
I only know my issue is with the chemical additive monosodium glutamate.
Quoted TextMSG is found naturally in many natural foods like ripe cheeses. As a Teacher who should be getting a lot of cheese, I figured out pretty quickly I could tolerate none of them for this reason. I for one landed in the ER many years ago...Glutamate affects the brain, the nervous system...