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JustSomeChick
@justsomechick
01/19/13 06:03:47PM
96 posts

veggie vegan omni ital? whats your diet and hows it relate to your dreadiness (if at all)


Dreads and Diets

i haven't eaten meat in a few days. can't say i've missed it.

actually my grilled cheese sandwich with mushrooms, onions and spinach was way better than my typical grilled cheese with ham sandwich.

JustSomeChick
@justsomechick
01/17/13 08:08:50AM
96 posts

Super Itchy Scalp!! *UPDATE: help!*


Dread Maintenance

Nope, never had dandruff before. I looked up seborrheic dermatitis, that's definitely not it. it's very mild, my husband barely noticed it.

I went out and bought some clarifying shampoo and washed with it. i feel like 90% better.

JustSomeChick
@justsomechick
01/16/13 03:15:50PM
96 posts

Super Itchy Scalp!! *UPDATE: help!*


Dread Maintenance

i dyed my hair a few weeks ago and washed A TON to get the dye out. and i also did a big acv wash (i used an entire bottle of acv) about a week to get the remnants of the dye out.

JustSomeChick
@justsomechick
01/16/13 02:54:53PM
96 posts

Super Itchy Scalp!! *UPDATE: help!*


Dread Maintenance

My dreads are 5 months old. The past few days my scalp has been incredibly itchy. So so itchy! I have tried adding tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil and peppermint oil to my shampoo and flaxseed gel and it hasn't helped at all. I just discovered that my dog has a few fleas but there is no infestation. plus 90% of my house doesn't have carpet. I have had my husband go through my dreads thoroughly several times to see if by some strange chance I have gotten fleas from the dog... Nope. no fleas or lice. Plus SE said fleas won't infest human hair. I just had him check my scalp again about 5 minutes ago and nothing. no bugs, no redness (not even from me scratching,) no bites, no eggs. he did say that he noticed at my roots that there was some dandruff type stuff with a slight yellow tinge. He said it looked just like dandruff other than the yellow tinge.

well, I live in Florida and my husband says we have hard water. somehow i'm clueless and didn't realize that fact. I have been washing my dreads with castile soap. do i have build up on my scalp? and if so, is that what is causing this awful itchiness? and how can i get rid of the build up?


updated by @justsomechick: 02/14/15 03:25:13AM
JustSomeChick
@justsomechick
01/16/13 10:32:02AM
96 posts

veggie vegan omni ital? whats your diet and hows it relate to your dreadiness (if at all)


Dreads and Diets

Except that Silence of the Lambs is a fictional film and Forks over Knives is a documentary. actually what really got me started thinking about this was reading about Jessica Ainscough whose cancer was cured with Gerson Therapy after this discussion. so i read about Gerson Therapy and obviously they're doing something right if they are curing cancer with it. then i had to convince my husband..

My milk comes from the same Amish farm. They are pastured and grass fed. Pasteurized milk is not better in regards to milk from healthy cows, the heat destroys the nutrients, it's pretty much a dead food. Notice how they add calcium and d3 back into pasteurized milk. I would NEVER consume raw milk from a grain fed or CAFO cow. Their gut bacteria is not correct as a result of their improper diet, which makes their milk dangerous to consume raw because of the high risk of contamination. They also started pasteurizing because CAFO farms tend to be filthy and their milking and handling practices aren't exactly clean. I have been consuming raw milk from grass fed cows for several years, including while I was pregnant. I have never had any issue, nor do I know anyone who has had any issue with it. I do know that after I switched to raw milk from pasteurized milk I wasn't bloated or constipated anymore. I realize milk consumption isn't natural. I like the occasional glass of milk though. I wouldn't recommend chugging it down all day.

From what I have read the Okinawans eat fish three times a week. But the average consumption is 3 oz. so very tiny portions. They also do consume grains, mostly noodles and rice. about a cup a day. but 3 oz of fish doesn't come anywhere near the AHA's recommendation for dha intake... so i think i'm going to call bullshit on their recommendations.. 70% of their calories are from sweet potatoes though! that's a lot of sweet potato. The Mediterraneans also consume very little meat, with the exception of a small amount of fish. and we know their diet lowers risk of heart disease, promotes brain health, etc. and then there are the Buddhists, Jains and Hindus who practice ahimsa and eat no meat including fish or eggs, and to my knowledge they are healthy. but that would mean they are also not getting b12... definitely calling BS on the AHA! This would also mean they are not supplementing b12 and somehow still healthy??

Back to omega 3s...

from what I'm seeing online, the only readily sources of omega 3s are in animal foods, especially fish oil or dha extracted from algae... which I'll add is often extracted with hexane. foods like flax seed and hemp seed have ALA which is the precursor to DHA and EPA but your ability to convert it to DHA can be extremely variable and isn't guaranteed. I didn't know that.

According to Vegan Health, ALA does readily convert to EPA. Supposedly the body can covert EPA into DHA, but I guess it's generally not too efficient to convert ALA to EPA and then EPA to DHA. i read that healthy people convert much better than your typical American (as a result of having too many omega 6s.)

also in regards to eggs, pastured eggs are so much better. Mother Earth News did a test to compare pastured eggs with conventional eggs. They used eggs from 14 different farms/factories. The average pastured egg contained 660 mg of omega 3s. WHO recommends 250 mgs of omega 3s per day. if you're eating typical organic grocery store eggs from caged hens or even from free range hens fed a grain diet, they will have significantly less omega 3s. they also have 75mg of DHA per egg. The difference between eggs from chickens treated right and regular eggs is really astounding. Pastured eggs are much harder to crack, the yolk is very firm and bright orange. But yeah at the end of the day that still isn't enough DHA if we're listening to the AHA.

the b12 is where my main concern lies.

ToTheAnkles! said:

@JustSomeChick
Yay! I consider you to be remotely nice :D.
Melanie did totally hit the nail on the head, though. That is exactly how you appeared to me aswell. Random mouthy chick.

The hip part was about you approach the whole matter:
"anyhow, after watching Forks Over Knives, my husband and I have decided on vegetarianism.".
That sentence is just...I don't even have any words for it. It's like a serial killer seriously telling people "After watching Silence of the Lambs, me and my parole officer have decided I should stop murdering hot women".

Natural does not equal good. Popping a pill to get B-12 with an otherwise healthy diet is probably better then eating meat/animal products and getting toxins to go with it. I know nothing about that Amish farm, so I suppose eating eggs is no issue if the chickens are treated well, but eggs are just not that healthy in the first place. Second, you would have to consume quite a bit of eggs to get sufficient B-12 and omega-3 fatty acids. It doesn't really solve anything, you will probably need to supplement both in order to get optimal amounts. Diary industry cows are treated no better then meat industry cows, so why drink milk unless that also comes from the Amish farm. Again, what's with the RAW! milk thing? Natural does not equal good, there's a reason they pasteurize that crap. While were on the matter of natural, it is not natural for a grown woman to consume the milk of another species.

The eskimo/inuit thing is taken way out of proportion. Do you know what their lifespan is? An awesome 50 years. These people do not even live close to even western society retirement regardless of their impeccable health. Do you know where else people rarely get cancer? In just about every third world country!

Do you know what people did live ridiculously long even by western society standard? The Okinawans. A bunch of simple farmers that lived off pretty much 99% sweet potatoes. Virtually no grains, virtually no meat (they did have some monthly festival thing in which they ate meat), virtually no fat or protein. Virtually no modern healthcare. Just. Frigging. Sweet potatoes.
JustSomeChick
@justsomechick
01/15/13 05:36:37PM
96 posts

veggie vegan omni ital? whats your diet and hows it relate to your dreadiness (if at all)


Dreads and Diets

random mouthy chick?

how rude can you get?

by the way, the only person who has said anything that i consider remotely scientific has been To The Ankles. the documentary wasn't a matter of "oh it's hip." it's about the science presented.

JustSomeChick
@justsomechick
01/15/13 05:04:47PM
96 posts

veggie vegan omni ital? whats your diet and hows it relate to your dreadiness (if at all)


Dreads and Diets

plant sources of b12 are usually inactive.

this site talks about it indepth from a vegan standpoint.http://www.veganhealth.org/b12/plant

anyhow, after watching Forks Over Knives, my husband and I have decided on vegetarianism. We get our eggs from free range chickens on an Amish farm so we see no moral reason to not eat eggs. We'll still drink raw milk for now... but we barely drink milk anyway. maybe a glass a week for me...

JustSomeChick
@justsomechick
01/15/13 01:44:18PM
96 posts

veggie vegan omni ital? whats your diet and hows it relate to your dreadiness (if at all)


Dreads and Diets

You definitely need b12. nobody denies the need for b12, b12 keeps your CNS functioning properly and you can get extremely ill without it. It is only found in animal sources such as meat, milk and eggs. there is also ONE brand of nutritional yeast that provides b12, because it is added. not naturally occurring. the same goes for vegan milks and mock meats fortified with b12. there are also vegan b12 supplements. but again, that's not a natural source of b12. a lot of companies are also using genetically engineered bacteria in the b12 supplements, which is a major issue in my opinion.

according to Dr. McDougall, nori is a source of active b12, but i guess it can vary based on the conditions it has been exposed to and isn't considered reliable so you should have blood tests done if you're using it as your source of b12

and that is according to veg sources like Vegan Health, vrg.org, Raw Vegan Mama, etc.


updated by @justsomechick: 07/23/15 06:27:48PM
JustSomeChick
@justsomechick
01/15/13 01:40:43PM
96 posts

Cutting my hair is seeming unavoidable now.. i need advice.


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

i wouldn't say off campus is quieter... i lived off campus a mile away from UCF. we partied every night from wednesday night through saturday night... it was not quiet. the complex actually hosted HUGE pool parties with free beer on the weekends.

JustSomeChick
@justsomechick
01/15/13 12:50:59PM
96 posts

veggie vegan omni ital? whats your diet and hows it relate to your dreadiness (if at all)


Dreads and Diets

i'd say a combination of both.

anyway, I've been thinking about this conversation for the past few days. i've decided to watch Forks Over Knives and research vegetarianism some more. as of right now i totally disagree with veganism considering that b12 only comes from animal products and unless you're taking supplements, which are unnatural, you're going to suffer eventually. i think your body has b12 stores for about 10 years? then what??

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