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Re: [nafex] gypsy moth caviar & Weight Watchers

I can attest to the fact that bacteria can sit in wait in your gut and cause
major trouble later.   My daughter had a bone marrow transplant this summer
and somewhere she had picked up (Vancomisen Resistant Endocakis )SPELLING
(VRE) bacteria. Vancomisen used to be the " big gun antibiotic.   All the
antibiotics she got to cover her while she had no immune system allowed the
VRE to Bloom.   Some got into her blood due to the chemo.  They had a very
hard time getting it under control.  A normally 26 day stay turned into a
very scary 89 day stay.   Whenever she goes in for a checkup she is whisked
into an isolation room now.    I'm sure everyone in our family have a few of
these VRE beasties in our guts now.   We will all have to inform our Doctors
of this under some conditions now.

----- Original Message -----
From: <PermacultureNo1@aol.com>
To: <nafex@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 9:01 AM
Subject: Re: [nafex] gypsy moth caviar & Weight Watchers

> In a message dated 01/25/01 9:44:46 PM, the.fluffy.bunny@juno.com writes:
> << Dan wrote:
>  Kind of like parsley on a steak, eh?  Those sound like the gourmet item.
> (I eat the garnish, generally.)
> My reply:
> Hmmm...
> Okay if you and yours are into garnishes at home, fine.  But don't ever,
> ever eat a garnish from a restaurant.   In the past I have worked in
> several restaurants, managed two, and owned one.   Guess what, in general
> despite my admonishing people, the garnishes are not washed, are not
> prepped correctly(i.e. a cook while cut raw chicken with a knife and not
> think twice about slicing up an orange that is served with it as a
> garnish).
> You have mentioned before that you are of sturdy constitution but
> bacteria strains are cumulative in the sense they can lie dormant in your
> intestinal tract for some time.  All it takes is the right types of
> strains, an illness or some other condition and you can go spiraling
> downward.
> Just an unsolicited piece of friendly advice.   I would hate for anyone
> to suffer due to poor food management.
> The rabbit >>
> Gee, after 62 years I'm going to suddenly loose it?  Oh, well....
> I think most people are of sturdy constitution potentially, but just
> immunological weaklines by lack of "exercise" in a poor enviornment.
> however, you HAVE ruined those garnishes for me.  i wouldn't worry if I
> that anyone in America who lives more than 100  yards from achicken coop
> knows what a FESH chicken is, but frankly I cook to the point of
> disintergration any fowl I buy because, well, they taste like they need
> I remember, years ago, eating chicken at a friends house after many years
> growing and killing my own.  I thought it had gone "bad" but she felt it
> tasted "normal".  While I don't think one can get used to ANYTHING, people
> can get used to a lot, including long distribution distances and times for
> their poultry.  Frankly, I feel that insecticide and herbicide residues,
> heavy metals, and other pollutants are more of a health risk than the odd
> microbe that may find your meal a habitat.
> DH