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This toxic house

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

This house puts me into the same symptoms that I had in a High School I attended two years--after re-zoning to a formerly Black-dominated High School. I realize now, the second time around with these problems but in a different setting, a lot about the cultural differences between some sets of people on this planet.

Both places kept my brain a bit foggy, my short-term memory short-circuited, and my body uncomfortable. The foggy brain and low energy kept my from learning as well as I was accustomed to being able to. Of course, people all attribute emotions, growing-up, hormones, and such, to changes in abilities like that. I had very little control over my diet--and a meager diet it was-- while a child; now, living in this house, I keep searching for something to get me going--and my instincts have been sending me to carbs.

I finally bought 6 loaves of low-sodium Exekiel bread and have them in the freezer. This is a good food for my body. I add some water and, at times, local honey, and I can eat to keep my mind awake without totally blowing my health away. Next month, I'll get some nutritional yeast and put some coconut oil with it for a more complete and longer-lasting meal. I found out that olive oil is thermogenic; I knew flax seed oil is, though the whole flax seed, which absorbs a lot of the toxic estrogen-like chemicals does not let the oil into digestion. I have had so much problem with heat exhaustion, but expect to do better by laying off these oils during the warm months.

Most days, I eat wild greens--greens I scatter seed from, in the Fall: mostly lamb's-quarters and thistles. My early peas got trimmed by a rabbit and my lettuce didn't come up well. A lot of early crops around here did not come up well--weather affects us. I have some green beans started, and some acorn and crookneck squashes.

The symptoms I have here, and had in High School, seem to be related to an iodine deficiency, though I take measures to ensure iodine intake. So, I think that the toxins present are binding the iodine. It only takes about 20 minutes away from the house to get my thinking back, my breathing deep, and my energy up a bit.

So, the cheaper/illegal pesticides--or refuse from meth labs, or whatever is in these places--literally change my options enough to develop a different culture in my life-style as I am in the places. A big tip-off is how both places make my lower legs itchy. In High School, I scratched infection into one leg--just above the ankle. Here, I use some salves and beta-carotene and Vit C-- things that I rarely had access to as a minor/dependant.

My outside shed gets very humid, driving me back into the house whenever it is not caustic enough to keep my nose raw--with minor morning nose-bleeds. THe lady who was here before got really bad health--thought she was dying--got better once she moved into some fairly new apartments--worse again when her money reduced and she went into goverment housing--something this house was supposed to help me avoid having to be in again--and so I could have a yard and garden and herbs and fruit trees. I have these, but not the energy to keep them up well.

Anyway, the outside "shed", or Summer kitchen, condenses moisture on my synthetic bedding, gets my cotton betting damp, keeps my lungs too full of the fungi and molds that grow in moisture, and such. The car leaks water when it rains, does not have enough gaskets left, around the doors, to keep the moist air out, so the same thing happens in it--though it is large enough for me to sleep in, and I did, often, as I got the shed put together over the course of a couple of months.

My back is much better, sleeping in the house on my futon. I have a metal bed frame that goes down to twin size; I need to get it in the shed. Since it is warm now, I think I will stay outdoors a lot--won't need much bedding, so it won't be all clammy-damp on me.
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JIBBIE49 5/22/2013 6:11PM

    That certainly can be an issue. I'd get the house tested. Mold can be toxic.

Also, know that Saturn is in Scorpio so for the next two years we can have a lot of restrictions. Saturn has been opposite TAURUS this past month and causing difficulty for many people depending on which "House" your Scorpio is on in your chart. Going now into Gemini, things won't be so difficult for the Sun sign, but in LEO in August, Saturn will be square and causing more restrictions that month.

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 5/22/2013 2:40PM

    Check for mold with all that moisture. I do believe there are companies which do checks on houses with giving health issues. Do not know their fees however.

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IKACEY 5/22/2013 3:43AM

    figuring out what the problem might be is a first step. Now you have a couple of ways to go that I can see and probably others that I can't. Option 1 is to move elsewhere to a healthy house. Option 2 is to get the place tested for what you suspect and take steps to rid the house of those things that are making you sick. Yes you have a garden and fruit trees but you are too sick to tend them. So do you really have them then? Do you have other illnesses/conditions that would keep you from tending them properly if the house wasn't making you sick? Just because the woman who was in the house before you moved and got better then had to go into government housing doesn't mean if you move you will end up like her. I have a lot of allergies and I know if mine were constantly being set off like you describe I would get the heck out of there pronto! Good luck!
IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 5/21/2013 11:19PM

    You'll sort it out


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MOONSHADOW145 5/21/2013 5:30PM

    Can you get your house tested?

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CATHEMARIE 5/21/2013 1:23PM

    Identifying the problem is halfway to solving it.

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