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12/1/12 10:51 P

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High Fructose Corn syrup is worse than sugar. I haven't eaten knowingly any HFCS for quite some time.. They only sweetener I use is actually plant- based - Stevia. the other sweeteners are all chemicals and I do not believe God made us to eat chemicals. Agave is also worse than HFCS

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12/1/12 8:50 P

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Hope you get a good rest tonight and a great day tomorrow. Take care.

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12/1/12 6:51 P

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Thank you both. I have a natural curiosity, but also I always feel it is better to ask than to assume or guess.

The people I referred to earlier did not consider many consequences here on earth or in any kind of after life. Mountain Dew actually has more caffeine than some dark drinks, like colas. But, 7Up and Sprite are caffeine free. Labels are important. I was drinking a diet soda that ended up having High Fructose Corn Syrup as one of its first ingredients! Why is that certain acid frowned upon? I can't recall what it was right now.... I didn't sleep at all last night, so my brain is not functioning well!

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12/1/12 3:09 A

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Anna, that is one reason why it is my personal choice not to drink ANY tea of coffee..... Some people will drink herbal teas, but to me it is just easier to avoid all of them (not that I like hot drinks much anyway....)

Hope you also have a great weekend....

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12/1/12 12:32 A

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Linda, not all herbal teas are naturally decaffeinated. Green tea has caffeine in it but you can buy it decaffeinated, too. I use the one with caffeine in it to drink just before I go to Bible study or Services. It has just enough caffeine in it to help me stay awake, but it didn't do the job tonight. I was told by another person that caffeine will cause more pain in my breast, so I use the decaffeinated green tea during the rest of the week.

Our beliefs are like Linda's about what we can or cannot do. We have guidelines, too. Everyone has their own personal choices. Tonight I mentioned the procedure of draining the retina to one person and she said that would be her choice. However, the ministers are supposed to guide us to put our faith in God and not in man or any of their medical procedures and drugs. Drugs cause more side effects and then that all has to be taken care of, too.. It all has to do with our faith.

I do not mind your curiousness. I will answer your questions, if I can.

Have a good weekend, both of you..

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11/30/12 10:56 P

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Melissa
The church does not tell anyone that they must do this or can't do that, but we do have guidlines and it is up to us to follow or now. We believe everyone has free agency, that is -- the right to choose for ourselves..... There are consequences and or rewards for our choices but not necessarily in this lifetime (but I guess not everyone believes that....)

We try to avoid most caffinated beverages but I do drink decaffinated cola on occasion.... I never knew that about Mountain Dew. I thought most clear sodas were naturally caffine free. (like the 7 up uncola commercials of the 70's or 80's..... Well, I guess that tells you what I know ! ! ! ! Tea does have tanic acid and I think that is why it is frowned upon. I guess someone could drink decaffinated coffee if they really wanted to, and chickory root is a natural substitute for coffee, but I don't even like the smell of it, never mind the taste. Most herbal teas are acceptable, but like most things, everything in moderation......

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11/30/12 10:35 P

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Linda-- I thought Mormons were only against drinks with caffeine in them, not all teas and coffees. Am I wrong? Is it because caffeien is like a drug? The teens I knew when I was a teen said they couldn't drink Pepsi or coke b/c of the caffeine (They were Mormon), but they would drink Mountain Dew like it was going out of style and it happens to be loaded with caffeine! Another sign of peple not reading labels! But, they also smoked, drank alcohol and took drugs too, so....

Anna-- is the choice to not have any invasive procedures your personal choice or is that something from your spiritual beliefs? Again, I'm just being curious, not judging. I think I would try something invasive if it meant a chance of me getting my sight back.... I am totally blind. That would be my personal choice too.

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11/30/12 7:36 P

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I was thinking more of suppliments, like gel caps tablets, essential oils, tinctures, or something along those lines..... The juiced celery and cucmber are good. I have taken dandilion caps (as a blood purifier) in the past but I don't drink teas, not even herbal teas or the ones that are supposed to be good for you .....

If you listen to some of the articles lately, they are trying to tell us that "tea" (green tea, white tea and even black tea) and coffee are actually good for us. My church does not encourage us to drink any of that and it is one place I do not go.....

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11/30/12 6:36 P

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I am drinking juice with celery which is a natural diuretic and also use a cucumber in my green smoothie. I have a dandelion tea, too, but this one I think is considered a bitter which Dr. Morgan said not to drink while I had the gall stone, because he didn't want the gall stone to be eliminated before it was ready to be. B6 is also a diuretic, but can't take that toolong at a time, either.

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Anna, has the doctor cleared you for taking natural diuetics (herbal)? I wonder if that would help at all.... I know the dandilion (to name just one) is a natural diuretic and blood purifier, but don't know if there are any contraindications. Herbs can be wonderful but somethimes they interfere with other meds or even other medical conditions, so you would need to take them under the care of a trained practitioner, either doctor or naturalpath, so similar.....

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11/30/12 4:03 P

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The doctor said it was due to my sugars being out of control before I started the way I am eating now. She said if I would get the retinas drained they would probably not be damaged anymore since my sugars are in control now. and also said if I could have started the "holistic" way of eating two years ago instead of just a year ago, I probably could have prevented this from happening. I just need to find a way, something to eat, that will reduce the swelling in my retinas and then I will be improving my eyesight, too. I received the replacement juicer this week andhave been jicing broccoli and celery with a green apple and I know that broccoli and celery are very good for eyes. The have lutein and the other word starts with a "z", but don't remember what it was now. I am also drinking Kombucha tea with bilberry in it for the probiotics, but also because it helps eyes.

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11/30/12 3:46 P

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That is great news Anna! What about the retna swelling? Is that connected to diabetes or glaucoma or something else? I'm not familiar with that. My eye issues always had to do with bleeding and the retnas detaching.

Ooooh Linda! I don't like ice at all! Poor thing. Must've been hard for you as a child!

My mother in law is having a procedure right now to "burn" part of her heart and try to change its electrical current and keep it in rhythm. So far, so good. It is taking hours and hours.

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I can't even walk on ice with my big ol' double E width boots, much less try to stay upright on those thin little blades.....

Actually, I was always such a sickly kid that I was not allowed to go outside to play until I was well up in my later teens. If I tried to go tobaganing, or sledding, or even just making a snowman, I got real bad colds. Poor mom had a hard time with me always wanting to go out to play, but I could only walk from our house to a friends and had to play inside inside there or come home to play inside at my own home........

So I never learned to Ice Skate, ski or anything else if it meant being outside in below freezing weather....

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11/29/12 11:19 P

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By the way, I had an eye exam yesterday and an appointment with Dr. Morgan today. My eyes have little changes except that the retinas have swollen double in size or thickness since March. She wants me to get them drained but I don't do invasive procedures, but my juicer has been replaced and I intend to juice broccoli and celery, which are good for eyes, and pray a lot harder. Dr. Morgan did an urinalysis today and the results were totally different that it was about 4 weeks ago when I returned from Florida. I have a white blood cell count a little in excess, but everything else is okay. He wants me to take the D-mannose for a week again and I got a saliva test to test for estrogen/progesterone levels. If the progesterone is higher than the estrogen I don't think I have to worry about cancer.

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I did n ot ice skate, but I did roller skate when I was a teenager. I havent done that since and probably won't - getting too old for that.

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Wow! Can't believe it is the last day of November already!

Can you and do you and have you ever ice skated? Roller skated?

I can do both, at least I have done both, but probably not since being a teenager. I do not do either now due to a fear of falling ever since I broke my leg so badly 4 years ago!

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