WHY AREN’T THE “EXPERTS” TELLING US HOW TO PROTECT OUR HEALTH?

WHY AREN’T THE “EXPERTS” TELLING US HOW TO PROTECT  OUR  HEALTH?

                                                                      Bev Jo

Again, I want to help those who are terrified, yet cling to masks as their only protection. There is so much more they and we all can do. Why not focus our energy on taking more control of our lives, to protect all our health, especially since it’s not that difficult to do?

After writing this I realize I have to say that the information I’m giving about Chemical Injury/Multiple Chemical Sensitivity has been known since the Eighties, when once many hospitals and doctors’ offices used to have signs telling people to not wear scented products because they are toxic and harm health. People with asthma know, and so does the Lesbian/Women’s community where some events have been firmly advertised as scent free. We even used to have Lesbians checking who came to keep out those who would make others sick — back when more cared about others than just themselves. (It’s ironical now that people yell at people in public who can’t wear masks, calling us “killers” and “selfish,” while reeking of chemicals which harm us all, and, yes, do kill.)

So why do I need to warn everyone terrified either of getting Covid-19 or scared of making a mild case possibly lethal, when so many already know this information? I think it’s because they previously simply didn’t care who they injured, even when we have cancer survivors among us, even when some people might be unable to breathe.

It’s like with smoking, where, until there were laws, no one, other than a few of us, cared. Wearing that favorite perfume or cologne or essential oil, or using that vile-smelling detergent and fabric softener is more important than anyone they harmed, including themselves. Even events advertised as “no scents allowed” are so toxic that after a couple of hours I would go home and still smell so badly from the filthy residue that came off on my hair and clothes that it made my housemates sick. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11869

My best friend used to love to go to women’s dances, but the last time, the dance stank so badly and made her feel so sick, she had to leave, and went to her car and cried, knowing she’d never be able to go again. And that was a dance advertised as “scent free.” Besides the immediate health effects, having had cancer made it just too dangerous.

How can some women be so selfish?  Well, now, those women are at far more risk for getting Covid-19, as well as risking getting a much more dangerous case if they do get sick. I was hoping some might change when it’s about their own selves, but I’m guessing few will, like with those who smoked right up until emphysema meant they literally couldn’t breathe, and so, like my mother, who kept saying smoking was safe, they had no choice since even their bottled oxygen could no longer help them.

Ironically, however, some of these selfish women who have made us sick and locked down, unable to go to events or be safely in public for years, are now outraged at anyone who doesn’t take seriously what they believe, in spite of evidence to the contrary. How dare WE say no because saying yes to them means we can’t breathe or have angina, arrythmia, etc?

But I do care, I don’t want anyone to die or get sick, so I will explain what is already common sense, because, in spite of the media blitz terrifying people, and the increasing policing/bullying, nothing is being said about the most important things everyone can do to protect their health and not get viruses or other illnesses. Since so many do not want to think about this — Please actually listen/read: I am talking about daily decisions made by each of us to be safer from Covid-19, as well as be safer from cancer and chronic illness and flus, plus improve our quality of life — and give us more of a sense of control during this tumultuous time.

It is so simple, yet why will so few do it or even think about it. Instead, they focus only on masking because that is what we are told, making it an obsession, even though the authorities are constantly contradicting themselves and making lethal mistakes, infecting thousands of people. https://jennifermargulis.net/cdc-mask-wearing-policy-not-supported-by-science/

People’s lives have been altered in extreme ways: staying home, losing income, losing homes, no longer seeing friends, being forbidden to see dying friends and relatives, children permanently traumatized, beloved community businesses and cafes where people gathered for years closed, no way to gather to meet, being forced to wear masks people can’t safely breathe or think in, being unable to be outside in nature, eat with friends, go to movies or dances, or just being happy with others. People are also accepting being sprayed with poison. (If we are to believe that breath spreads and lingers in the air for hours, what about sprayed disinfectant that we can immediately feel in our lungs? I don’t usually have lung problems although I’m sure they are damaged from growing up with a smoker and a factory at the end of our street, but I can feel the spraying at stores in my lungs for days, as I could with the carcinogenic essential oil diffusers running in certain upscale “health food” stores.)

Considering lungs are supposed to be the most vulnerable part of the body affected by Covid-19, why has only smoking been mentioned as a risk, and, even then, not often?  We are seeing a few mentions of supplements that can help, such a vitamin D3, Vitamin C, and zinc, but nothing about dosage or how taking too much is extremely harmful. There are two crucial basic issues that significantly affect health, which are being ignored: food/water and toxic products. (A third is iatrogenic causes: https://www.ourcivilisation.com/medicine/usamed/deaths.htm)

                                                                    Part One

Stopping Poisoning Ourselves and Each Other Is Essential to Protect Against Viruses

I am also writing for others disabled with chronic illness. I have been sick since 1981 with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, which feels like having a constant flu, with chronic fevers, aching all over, pain, etc.

In addition, I’m chemically injured, so I react sooner to the perfumed toxic products most people buy, that permeate all public places. No matter how many times I repeat that this issue is about toxins/poison, the usual response is to talk about “allergies.” That is dishonest and personalizes it. I don’t have allergies. I react to being poisoned, but like with others already harmed, I react sooner. Same with tobacco. Some get cancer or emphysema sooner, but not because they have “allergies.” Cancer is not an “allergy” and neither is Parkinson’s. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/20/well/live/parkinsons-disease-toxic-chemicals.html

The industry poisoning us has convinced most people they just have to stink to be “clean.” Everyone is harmed, but since most don’t realize, they don’t care how they harm the rest of us. Even some who do know, don’t care. None of these poisons are regulated for safety and none of the products are needed. (All mainstream detergents, even those called “unscented,” stink and pollute horribly. So do scented candles, soaps, fabric softeners, “air fresheners,” etc.)

Although there is extensive documentation, many just refuse to believe it, yet people are believing that an invisible virus exists and might kill us all, even when most don’t know anyone who definitely has had it, since testing is so inaccurate and antibody tests don’t work at all.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3018511/

Of course I believe Covid-19 is real, but why the double standard when other known harm to our health is completely ignored? This is a time when changes could finally be made to protect us all so we would no longer be forced to live in neighborhoods smelling like factories because of the toxic products people vent from their driers.

Like with smoking, these mainstream toxic products make people more susceptible to getting and dying from Covid-19 because they damage lungs and suppress the immune system. 

We’ve known for years that classism and racism determines who is the most subjected to pollution, but it also applies to greatly increased risk from Covid-19, which is part of why there is such a high Covid and death rate among more oppressed people. Another horrific aspect is that the most oppressed people in the US are also the most targeted by corporations to advertise that they need of those scented products that give them cancer, heart disease, and now Covid.
https://news.stanford.edu/2020/06/30/links-covid-19-air-pollution/

I was hoping that the fear of Covid would reach those who have not only ignored us, but have ridiculed and harassed us, to finally care since this affects their own health. But I’m guessing most still won’t, unless an “expert” tells them, and that won’t ever happen because the chemical industry is too powerful. And for some bizarre reason, people just want to stink of chemicals. (Even some who understand about perfumes, insist they must use essential oils, often pretending it’s for their health, in spite of them being carcinogenic.)  https://www.wildwoodapothecary.org/essentialoilfree

Volatile chemicals from nail salons (now again allowed to open) are horrifically dangerous, and again, the damage would also make people more vulnerable to getting Covid, so why is that ignored?  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/these-4-chemicals-may-pose-the-most-risk-for-nail-salon-workers/

Meanwhile, I get bullied and threatened by men in parks since I can’t safely wear a mask, even though I’m probably at least risk to anyone than most others because of all the precautions I’ve taken for years.  My constant fevers, from an overactive immune system, usually keep me from getting other pathogens. I’ve only gotten restaurant food once in the last year, though the mask bullies who like takeout food somehow believe that a major transmission source for flu, such as eating what might be contaminated with viruses somehow doesn’t apply to them. (But walking in a park away from them will kill them?) No one is allowed into our home, I can’t safely use public transportation, I only go into public spaces when I absolutely have to, and visit only one friend in her home. I avoid touching what others have touched because so many people transfer the toxic stink on their hands, which is now so much worse with the nasty “hand sanitizers.” https://www.marketwatch.com/story/here-are-9-hand-sanitizers-that-the-fda-warns-can-be-toxic-if-absorbed-by-the-body-2020-06-22  (I already refuse to shake hands when meeting someone because too many times, after being told they didn’t have lotion/etc. on, my hands stank and I had no way to wash it off for hours, while they said, “Oh I forgot I did put on sunscreen.”)  I don’t even sit on chairs or benches in public because that often means getting the stink from other people transferred to my clothes.

I’ve never been able to wear masks that other chemically injured friends wear when in toxic public places, so it’s interesting to see the same people who ridiculed and bullied my friends for wearing them and taunted me over my “Perfume Is Toxic” leaflets, (which they would literally yank out of my pocket while cackling with their clique), now frantically bully me and others to wear masks. Of course they post their “woke” selves virtue signaling with masked avatars, and name how many days they have “sheltered in place.” But then some can’t stop themselves from posting photos of their latest party. I am so fed up with the hypocrisy….

There is also no safe place to stay when traveling, so I’m limited to day trips. I can’t even be in friends’ cars. In an effort to help others get places, I’ve ended up giving rides to women who refused to use safe laundry and other products. (I’ve heard more times than I want to remember: “I get it, but I just forgot again.”) Not wanting to hurt their feelings has meant I’ve permanently become a lot sicker than I was. (A few friends do care and have switched to safe products, but most could care less.) Yet it’s ironical how afraid so many are now though when it’s their health they are worried about. They don’t seem to care that they could actually help change things.

I’m being told that I should just permanently stay home, in spite of that meaning losing muscle and bone and balance, and my doctor saying I should go out and walk, but we can’t escape the poison stink from people using toxic detergents and fabric softeners they vent from their dryers make our neighborhood smell like factories. It’s disgusting to not be able to have clean air. I would do almost anything to be able to sleep with an open window. Because the toxic detergents are on almost everyone’s clothes, I can smell them from a block away, so there’s no escape in parks either. But it’s far worse in closed spaces, so in order to not be completely isolated, I’ve damaged my health when I went out with friends. https://keepingreallesbianfeminismsimple.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/unfortunately-we-need-air-to-breathe/

Any kind of smoke pollution increases lung damage, and therefore increases Covid-19 danger, but in spite of authorities warning that half the winter air pollution and subsequent deaths are caused by people burning wood, people won’t even stop that. (The media has censored the word “smog” and now just calls it “haze” when the sky is filthy.)

The irony is that many who claim to care about the environment don’t want to give up their toxic products, even when it’s now more important to protect lungs. Those supposedly informing the public also know that toxins greatly increase vulnerability to get and dying from Covid-19, but they never say that. Meanwhile, people who can’t wear masks are threatened with fines and are bullied everywhere, even when walking alone outside.

For those who do care, be aware that “natural” on a label means nothing legally. Don’t be conned by mainstream corporations the sell fake “green” laundry products that are just as toxic. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/39972613/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/non-toxic-scented-products-emit-toxic-chemicals/#.XyxwKn57mpp

Most people waste money on enormous amounts of unnecessary personal care products. Detergents are one of the most pervasive in terms of contaminating our air, both from laundry vents and just from people’s clothes. (Ecos brand unscented and BioKleen work for many as a safer alternative. For basic soap, Bronner’s unscented bar and liquid are good).

Why are people so willing to wear suffocating masks that make the health of many worse, and be willing to bully and yell at others, but do nothing to otherwise protect themselves and us from Covid-19, as well as protect themselves from cancer, dementia, and other illnesses?  It’s like so many would rather stay terrified while believing in a “scientific expert” god who hasn’t done much to protect anyone. The same people who do otherwise “question authority” aren’t doing that in this case. Do they really believe that the medical system that has a horrific history of being corrupt and torturing and killing people for profit will be any better this time?  This is part of why I cannot trust those experts:

https://keepingreallesbianfeminismsimple.wordpress.com/2018/05/15/a-chance-to-survive-cancer-doctors-are-not-god/

                                                             Part Two

Choosing Natural, Unpoisoned Food Makes an Enormous Difference in Health

Food itself can be healing. I use herbal tinctures (which last forever) for nutrition but also to heal from and prevent illness. I have some I take daily, and some I take at the very first sign of getting a virus, and usually it stops. If I do get a rare cold or flu, it doesn’t last long compared to what friends get. (I can share what I recommend if anyone wants to contact me.)

It is crucial to eat as cleanly as possible, meaning no poisons, which we already get too much of against our will. Only organic food is safe (but again, not if rancid). Toxic Glyphosate is already in all of our bodies adding to the increase in epidemic cancer and chronic illness.  Glyphosate also increases susceptibility to Covid-19. https://jennifermargulis.net/glyphosate-and-covid-19-connection/

In saner, less greedy cultures, people first protect their health by eating well. For some of us, this means returning to what parents or grandparents ate from farms or hunting wild, before there were pesticides. They ate as much meat and dairy as they could get. They didn’t diet/starve themselves or follow destructive food fads. One of the bullying tactics about health, whether the issue is about Covid-19 or cancer, is to blame people for being fat, including using the shaming term “obese.” Even women who are a size that was once considered ideal are called “obese.” Women are so bullied that some who have been diagnosed with terminal cancer literally diet themselves to death. (Cancer is a wasting disease, so weighing more gives time to fight it, while also being protective against osteoporosis.) Ironically, women who weigh the most have usually been dieted/starved since girlhood and their set point is altered as their bodies prepare for what they interpret as another future famine, so each time they lose weight, they gain back more. Just eat whatever is healthiest and what you love and don’t worry about your weight. (Chapter ten from our book, Dykes-Loving-Dykes, includes more detail about fat oppression and health: https://bevjoradicallesbian.wordpress.com/2017/08/31/chaptertenif-looks-could-kill-looksism-the-most-personal-oppression/)

Unless labeled “organic,” almost all “food” sold in the US is now genetically modified. (GMO is banned in many other countries, but too profitable for Monsanto and therefore for the US government protect us). The “No GMO” labels are cons since “organic” already means no GMOs, but “no GMOs” does not mean organic. The level of poison in GMO “food” is horrific and so is the harm. A woman who writes about the effects of GMO says she had severe chronic pain in her stomach and intestines for twelve years until she stopped eating any GMO. She was prescribed drugs that harmed her, without doctors ever suggesting to consider what she was eating.

It is very worrying how so many in the US care so little about their health. (Too many think going to a gym and being skinny means they are healthy.) I know of women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome who had cancer who still do not eat organic. Others seem to be trying, but keep saying they don’t know if what they bought is organic or not. If it’s not labeled organic, it’s not. Simple.

Also, be aware of the lies, like when the first ingredient in packaged/canned food is labeled organic and the rest is not. I cannot bear to be manipulated by US manufacturers, so I check labels carefully. Some years ago, cheaper cottonseed oil suddenly appeared as an ingredient in a lot of popular cookies, in spite of the fact that it is not designated as “food,” so, legally, there are no limits to the amount of pesticides used on it. (Another trick was when Nabisco started calling their old popular cookie, Vanilla Wafers, “’Nilla Wafers,” because they stopped using vanilla for the cheaper synthetic “vanillin,” but who noticed?  (I did. I hate being conned.)

Unless you are poorer than me (and I live way below the poverty line), most can afford organic food. Interestingly, those I’ve heard who say they can’t, are literally (with assets) millionaires. Another, extremely important aspect, is that there will be more organic food and a less poisoned environment (air, water, earth) if people buy only organic. And the prices will drop. Also, stopping using toxic processed foods saves a lot of money.

We have been told for decades by doctors that saturated fat and meat are terrible, and that we should eat transfat, vegetable oils, grains and other high carb foods, when the opposite is true. Doctors damaged so many people’s hearts with this stupidity, and increased diabetes and cancer. Highly saturated animal fat is excellent for health and balances blood sugar and keeps you from feeling hungry or weak. Grains are terrible for blood sugar. Those who have avoided fat because of being vegan or fear of being fat or both often have severe joint and ligament and other health problems later in life. Soy is carcinogenic because it’s estrogenic.

Again, meat and dairy are extremely important to get organic because otherwise they have toxic synthetic hormones and antibiotics, which are carcinogenic and lead to antibiotic resistant bacteria. Antibiotics and hormones in food shouldn’t even be legal. (We can’t get ephedra as a natural decongestant, but dangerous additives are fine?) When there were publicized Covid-19 outbreaks in meat processing plants, friends online said they would become vegan. Why? Why not eat organic, pastured meat from animals who live outside and aren’t tortured in cages? I understand not wanting to hurt animals, but the agriculture industry harms far more animals, as well as the environment. (Unfortunately, we all need to eat someone to live, and many vegans feed their carnivore pets meat. Humans deserve to eat well too.) This is also an issue of race and class since many poor Indigenous cultures eat animals they hunt/fish.

Another crucial concern is the epidemic rate of dementia which was so rare when I was a kid that no one in our large extended family and neighborhood with many old people ever had it. (This seems to be a well-kept secret, as is the fact that Lyme disease didn’t used to exist and cancer was also rare.)  Now, almost everyone I know has had at least one parent with Alzheimer’s. There are several theories about why, but genetics makes no sense other than to make the cause personal, because then the percentage would have been the same years ago. Anyway, this is another crucial reason to never eat non-organic poisoned “food” and to drink the cleanest water possible, since fluoride is one likely source (although I believe there are several.)  Again, do not be conned. Most water filters do not remove fluoride or toxic chloramines. I have a distiller, and Reverse Osmosis is also supposed to be good. I also never use fluoridated products or allow my dentist to use them on me. https://globalhealing.com/natural-health/9-shocking-dangers-of-fluoride/   https://www.cheeseslave.com/top-10-dangers-of-fluoride/

Another major con is when they tell us that vegetable/seed oils, like canola, safflower, sunflower, etc. are healthy when they actually are toxic because they are always rancid and with very little nutrition. So, even though they are labeled “organic,” popular snacks like corn chips, that are cooked in those rancid oils, are terrible for your health. It is upsetting to see “Mexican” restaurants owned by white people bragging they use canola instead of lard, when organic lard is a perfect health food.

Yet another con demonizes highly nutritious dairy to sell very popular and expensive empty “milk” substitutes that consist of water with sugar and chemicals and a few oats or almonds. Any processed “food” is less healthy than non-processed. People often want quick and easy meals, but one way is to make a lot of something and freeze it in jars or reheat what you’ve made for many meals, like stews or casseroles, all organic and more delicious than processed crap. We shouldn’t have to be so careful when trying to get safe, healthy food, but unfortunately profit is more important than health.

We have way more power than we think in this “pandemic,” so, as much as I care that everyone eat safely, I care more about people stopping  poisoning me and others. How about it?  Will you stop choosing to stink, stop forcing us to breathe contaminated air, stop supporting those vile companies selling this poison, and will you help spread the word to change because those in power certainly won’t do that.  It’s not that hard. The life you save might actually be your own.

https://naturwarriors.com/2017/08/26/tide-gain-and-other-toxic-laundry-detergents/

http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/1759-GainUltraHELiquidLaundryDetergentOriginalFresh#.Wdwu5b0eiSY

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/05/07/scented-consumer-products-emit-unlisted-hazardous-chemicals.aspx

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/fragranced-products-are-making-us-sick-study-finds-20170306-gurhop.html

https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/07/being-scent-free/

About Bev Jo

I’ve been a Lesbian from my earliest memories and am proud to be a Lesbian. Lesbians are my people and my blood. My life’s work has defending Lesbians and our culture and existence against those who oppress us. Working-class, ex-catholic, mostly European-descent (with some First Nations, probably Shawnee, ancestry), from poverty class culture. I’m a Lifelong Lesbian, born near Cincinnati, Ohio in 1950. I became lovers with my first lover in 1968, became part of a Lesbian community in 1970, and became a Dyke Separatist in 1972. I helped create Radical Lesbian Feminist and Separatist community and worked on some of the earliest Lesbian Feminist projects, such as the Lesbian Feminist Conference in Berkeley in 1972, the newspaper “Dykes and Gorgons” in 1973, the women’s bookstore, Lesbian coffeehouse, and taught self defense to women and girls for ten years. I’ve been published in journals and anthologies, including “For Lesbians Only,” “Finding the Lesbians,” “Lesbian Friendships,” “Amazones d’Hier, Lesbiennes Aujourd’hui,” “Mehr als das Herz Gebrochen,” the Journal for Lesbian Studies, Lesbian Ethics, Sinister Wisdom, Trivia, and Rain and Thunder. With Linda Strega and Ruston, I co-wrote our book, “Dykes-Loving-Dykes: Dyke Separatist Politics for Lesbians Only” in 1990. Our book and my more recent articles have been updated at my blog https://bevjoradicallesbian.wordpress.com/ I’ve been disabled since 1981 with ME/CFIDS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.) I love nature and plants and animals — and especially the animals who are feared and hated and killed by people who don’t even know them, just as Lesbians are. I’ve learned to love rats especially, who I do not consider inferior to humans. I’m a spiritual atheist, but I’ve found out that there is definitely life after death because a little rat returned from the dead for three days to comfort us. These hated little animals are so kind and loving, and willing to die for someone they love. I say, in our fight to protect the earth — distrust all “truths” we are taught by patriarchy. The true truth is often the opposite.
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4 Responses to WHY AREN’T THE “EXPERTS” TELLING US HOW TO PROTECT OUR HEALTH?

  1. Widdershins says:

    Sadly, I think the world is way past those preventative measures having any effect on us, as a species, in today’s political, social, and environmental, climate. Individually, yes, in small groups, yes, larger groups, maybe … if nothing else Covid-19 has proven just how inept the majority of the world’s population is at the necessity of moving out of its comfort zone in order for the species to survive.
    Oh, we’ll probably survive this pandemic, and the next one and the next one, and change will happen, eventually, I hope, but we’re out of time.

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    • Bev Jo says:

      My concern is immediate contact to be able to be around anyone other than the few who care. I’m sick of being made sick when it’s entirely avoidable. I mean beyond how sick I already am.

      I agree we’re almost out of time, but if humans stopped reproducing there might be a chance. But they won’t.

      I don’t believe the hype about Covid-19, or at least not the media mania that is terrorizing people and lying. The compliant response where it makes no sense is terrifying, while they continue to spread it to vulnerable populations.

      I explain more here: https://keepingreallesbianfeminismsimple.wordpress.com/2020/07/08/fear-health-masks-and-lies/

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  2. Thanks for this great and thoughtful article Bev Jo. We need to keep speaking out on C-19 and the matters surrounding it.

    It IS extremely telling that almost NO ONE is talking about keeping healthy but rather continuing to practice measures that we know will ultimately make people less healthy.

    I’m really with you on the toxic products and clean food thing. A few decades ago, I too discovered that I couldn’t be around toxic scents. It’s taken years for some to understand how important it is to me that they not wear these products. I’ve gone so far as to provide my dearest with unscented products and they still don’t get it. And I don’t get why.

    Though I haven’t explored it, many in the grocery business report that there is little difference between the food labeled organic and that that is not. I think this needs looking into. On the other hand the places that do provide it such as farmer’s markets and a few small butchers and producers jack up their prices to the point that food is the only thing one can afford. I just can sanction that and yet you are right in that if we don’t supervise and patronise excellent sources of food, we won’t get them.

    In addition the cost of being able to label the food a farm produces is prohibitive. My son farms goats, chickens and produce organically but can’t sanction the thousands he’d need to cough up in otder to afford the label so he calls this food natural.

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  3. Bev Jo says:

    Thank you so much, Leonie. I was so horrified that friends were saying they could only count on masks to help protect them when we know they are useless. Real food and avoiding toxins can truly give people more control of their health. But I don’t understand why so few know about how eating safe is essential, also to avoid cancer, but also why so few won’t stop using toxic products. It feels hopeless. It’s like an addiction, which makes no sense. Even those who will bully others about recycling or driving or anything about the environment suddenly don’t care about using toxic products. (By the way, on a fairly short walk in a nature area by a reservoirs, I counted 5 filthy masks left on the ground.)

    I am so gullible and it’s taken forever to realize that “friends” simply lied to me about not wearing toxic products when they wanted me to drive them for hours. Finally, for my birthday party, at a friend’s house, I said that no one who stinks of this crap is getting in. What a fast change!

    I’m so glad we agree about all this, and to have met you (online at least)!

    I’ve read that there are degrees of what is allowed to be called organic, so I just do the best I can. The most important is to have organic, pastured meat and dairy, since the hormones and antibiotics used otherwise are so terrible for health and the animals. It would be good to find out more about which “natural” food is actually organic.

    I drive to Berkeley to get the best, freshest and cheapest organic produce from one store (not the one most people rave about) and then go to Whole Foods for the cheaper meat and dairy. I gave up on farmer’s markets because of so little choice, unaffordable, and being treated badly. I’m sure there are better ones, but I don’t know of any.

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