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        09-16-2013, 02:03 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    ^I'm so proud of myself! Yeah.... we never bought into the dairy is amazing for calcium lol my aunt's an anthropologist and when I was little instilled that in me. Haha made health class fun fun fun. As for the msm: yay! That's going to save me money in the long run! And I'll be sure to check with my doc. When I see him! (I feel kinda embarrassed to admit it but I've medicated with several horse stuff in the past *blushes profusely* but I just wanted to check and make sure..) Thicker hair... yay..... I've already got an afro on my head. Haha my hair is literally three layers thick, guess I'm going to be every wig makers dream catch. ;) I really appreciate your help/information! And can I say I love your arabs?
         
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        09-16-2013, 02:16 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Incitatus32    
    ^I'm so proud of myself! Yeah.... we never bought into the dairy is amazing for calcium lol my aunt's an anthropologist and when I was little instilled that in me. Haha made health class fun fun fun. As for the msm: yay! That's going to save me money in the long run! And I'll be sure to check with my doc. When I see him! (I feel kinda embarrassed to admit it but I've medicated with several horse stuff in the past *blushes profusely* but I just wanted to check and make sure..) Thicker hair... yay..... I've already got an afro on my head. Haha my hair is literally three layers thick, guess I'm going to be every wig makers dream catch. ;) I really appreciate your help/information! And can I say I love your arabs?
    The Dairy thing is a scam and it actually causes more health problems and allergies. Almond milk is far better for you; that what I use in the rare instance I drink/use "milk." Good for you and your Aunt!
    Check the milligrams on the container and adjust a human dose accordingly. Don't feel bad about using horse products. Some are literally the same and cost less in comparison to pills. For instance, Tagamet, a GI drug when it first came out cost a mint, yet the same drug was used in sheep as they are somewhat nervous characters I hear, and sold for dollars on the barrel. Same drug. Just another way to rip off the consumer.
    We use human drugs on horses as well, such as Bactrim and Doxicycline as well. We just have to know how to dose accordingly and which drugs are mutually acceptable.
    Thanks for the compliment; they are a joy to me.
         
        09-16-2013, 09:47 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    An interesting article about calcium: Evidence shows Calcium Supplements Do Not Prevent Bone Loss in Women - Underground Health
         
        09-16-2013, 12:34 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    ^ I read that article and it was very interesting. My great grandmother had breast cancer in addition to several degenerative bone disorders and was put on this calcium supplement program because of the chemo and radiation treatments. Being the wonderful woman that she is, she put them in a cabinet and instead continued roofing her home that summer. When she went into remission they looked at her bones and found that they were better then they had been before.... now I'm beginning to wonder if her exposure to the sun had something to do with it? It's only recently she's had problems with her bones again but in fairness she's almost 99 years old and was banned from going up on her roof or doing any more repair projects by herself.
         
        09-16-2013, 12:41 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Oh! I do want to ask something that's unrelated but spiked my interest. Have you heard of Tincture of Arnica? Our farrier brought some to me and my boss saying that his racehorse clients were giving it away because it was banned. Of course my boss slapped some on her aching knee to see if it actually worked and it did, really rather well. From my research I've found that it's an antinflamatory (sp) agent. Now I'm just curious if anyone knows anything about it or where to get it? She's running low and looking for some. Haha It's made her life so much more mobile and she rides again because the swelling's down in her knee. Now that I'm down she needs to get her butt back up on the crazy's!
         
        09-16-2013, 05:48 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Incitatus32    
    ^ I read that article and it was very interesting. My great grandmother had breast cancer in addition to several degenerative bone disorders and was put on this calcium supplement program because of the chemo and radiation treatments. Being the wonderful woman that she is, she put them in a cabinet and instead continued roofing her home that summer. When she went into remission they looked at her bones and found that they were better then they had been before.... now I'm beginning to wonder if her exposure to the sun had something to do with it? It's only recently she's had problems with her bones again but in fairness she's almost 99 years old and was banned from going up on her roof or doing any more repair projects by herself.
    I'm sure the sun had more influence on her calcium level that supps. At 99-- bless her for maintaining what she has! I can just picture a feisty 99 year old lady dragging out the ladder.....
         
        09-16-2013, 05:50 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Incitatus32    
    Oh! I do want to ask something that's unrelated but spiked my interest. Have you heard of Tincture of Arnica? Our farrier brought some to me and my boss saying that his racehorse clients were giving it away because it was banned. Of course my boss slapped some on her aching knee to see if it actually worked and it did, really rather well. From my research I've found that it's an antinflamatory (sp) agent. Now I'm just curious if anyone knows anything about it or where to get it? She's running low and looking for some. Haha It's made her life so much more mobile and she rides again because the swelling's down in her knee. Now that I'm down she needs to get her butt back up on the crazy's!
    I keep Arnica in my barn and in my home. It's good for bruises and muscle aches and you can get it in health food stores and online. You can sometimes find it in the Latin section of supermarkets.
         
        09-16-2013, 07:43 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    Thanks I'm going to have to go look! It's honestly become one of my favorite things. :)
         
        10-20-2013, 03:50 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    Mountainroseherbs.com sells arnica. You could grow your own too, they also sell the seeds.

    Also IME, eating very clean will get rid of arthritis. The cleanest form of eating with the quickest rate of healing, through eating, that I've experienced is to follow the works of Arnold Ehret, Dr. Robert Morse, Dr. Douglas Graham, and the like. Arthritis is one of the simpler things to get rid of when eating cleanly.
         

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