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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Organic Mama?

I really didn't want this to turn into a mommy blog.... But it's really hard when you are a mom because that's such a big part of what you do day to day.
So, instead of fighting it, I'm just gonna be me.... and sometimes that means a lot of mom posts, tune out if you're bored. (Sorry!)


So, in general I would say I try to live somewhat "organically" -- not in the sense that I buy organic things (I really don't). But in the sense of the word that organic means natural and health conscious. I'm very aware to the fact that as we become more and more progressed as a society, we are really moving backwards in so many areas too--- food is a prime example. We have figured out how to process things in a way that makes them bigger, "better" and faster, but it also makes them completely unrecognizable from their original condition. Milk, meat, wheat, and about every boxed item in the middle of the grocery store have fallen prey to this. They can make chicken breasts the size of your head, but that same chicken breast eaten repeatedly might give you cancer for being so steroid injected and unnatural. So, it makes sense in the long run to just let chicken be natural and small and as they were before people started messing with things..... but there's a snag you see. BECAUSE the other way no matter how unnatural and maybe immoral produces a better profit, it makes more money for someone, somewhere.
I used to joke that someone would find the cure for cancer, and then they would start giving people cancer intentionally, so that you'd have to buy the cure..... now I wonder if such a terrible thing could really happen someday.

As many of you know Keaton has crazy allergies, and for many months we were already wondering if all the antibiotics that he received at birth (he contracted Group B, even though I was treated with Penicillan and had to be in the NICU for 12 days), could have actually been that double edged sword to also make him ill (rather allergic). However, as I've continued researching, I've found something else that could possibly be the trigger, or at the very least more thing to heap onto of everything else. Here is a short video that highlights my thoughts.




And it stinks because I had opinions about this before Keaton was even born, I had read Dr. Sears The Vaccine Book amongst others, and I still felt pressured.... At his 2 month appointment, I told them no, do not give him Hepatitis B vaccine and they did anyway, as part of a 5 part combo drug called Pediarix. I came home so worried and studied it that night, cause I had no idea what it was, or that they'd just given him 7 vaccines in one day. And I can't say anything for sure, but it was probably less than a week after his 4 month round of shots, that I 100% percent decided he was having an aversion to food I was eating while I was nursing. It could be a coincidence, but the more I read, I think possibly not.

Do the research, it's at least worth that if nothing else.

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