I mentioned yesterday that pesticides showed up in the Zyto scan done by my naturalist. I’m not terribly surprised when pesticides show up, since I do eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, and I don’t buy 100% organic all the time. But I was surprised to see at the top of my list of pesticides the word “warfarin”.
For those of you who don’t know, Warfarin is an anti-coagulant also known as Coumadin. So I was really confused to see this on a list of pesticides. What I have learned is that Warfarin was originally introduced in 1948 as rat poison!!!! Yes, that’s rat poison. Please note that this is the “drug” that contributed to my mother’s death, so it was completely shocking to me to learn that it was a pesticide. A poison. Apparently, the rats bled to death and then they found they could use it as a prescription medication. The whole idea just sickens me. We are, quite literally, poisoning our population one drug at time.
My naturalist, Aimee, and I spent a lot of time discussing possible ways in which I might have encounter the Warfarin and didn’t come up with anything that made sense. It is possible to have encountered it just about anywhere — any public building that may have had recent pest control spraying, as an example. I had also been doing a lot of heavy duty cleaning in my garage and basement, although I don’t ever remember using poison in either place. Based on some of the other things that came up in my scan, it’s quite possible it was something I breathed in. I will detox from the list of pesticides by taking Heavy Metal Detox and Lymphomax (both by Natures Sunshine).
And there was something else I was going to write about… what was it…? Oh yes, memory.
Aimee gave me an article to read on memory and brain function. The first thing in the article talks about how the brain is 70% water and is, therefore, sensitive to dehydration. Oops. I know I don’t drink enough water, so here’s one more reason to try to do more.
The second thing we discussed was getting enough essential fatty acids. There are a slew of options to get healthy fats (fish oil, for example), and the article indicates that vegetarians are often low. The recommendations for me are: Super GLA (containing evening primrose, black currant and borage oils) and also coconut oil. I am now adding 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to my morning green smoothie. It doesn’t quite blend perfectly, and I end up with some chunks of coconut oil in the bottom, but it’s a pretty easy way to get it in.
In addition to the above, I also take phosphatidylserine, recommended to me by a fellow blogger a few months ago, which is good for memory. Aimee indicated it would be a good one for me to continue taking. Since PS is often made from soybeans, I looked for a soybean-free version (mostly because of the estrogen qualities of soy). This is the one I use: Natural Factors PS.
The article indicates that heavy metals impact brain functioning, so I’m hoping the detox of the pesticides helps me as well.
IMDb: Perfect Poison (2004)