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ravenwoodglass

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Ok, house strikes out again, back to the drugs then! :)

Good to hear the lead isn't a likely issue. Us artist have to be careful of the materials we use. I have plenty of cadmium around here myself. Just have to avoid breathing it in or spreading it around. Kind of like gluten.

Mastic gum info:

Pistacia lentiscus on Wiki

Pistacia lentiscus (Greek: μαστίχα) (Mastic) is a dioecious evergreen shrub or small tree of the Pistacio genus growing up to 4 m (13 ft) tall which is cultivated for its aromatic resin, mainly on the Greek island of Chios.[1

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Resin

Main article: Mastic_(plant_resin)

The aromatic, ivory coloured resin, also known as mastic, is harvested as a spice from the cultivated mastic trees grown in the south of the Greek island of Chios in the Aegean Sea, where it is also known by the name "Chios Tears". Originally liquid, it is sun dried into drops of hard, brittle, translucent resin. When chewed, the resin softens and becomes a bright white and opaque gum.

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Medicine

Mastic resin is also chewed as a gum to soothe the stomach. People in the Mediterranean region have used mastic as a medicine for gastrointestinal ailments for several thousand years. The first century Greek physician and botanist, Dioscorides, wrote about the medicinal properties of mastic in his classic treatise De Materia Medica ("About Medical Substances"). Some centuries later Markellos Empeirikos and Pavlos Eginitis[4] also noticed the effect of mastic on the digestive system.

Regular consumption of mastic has been proven to absorb cholesterol, thus easing high blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart attacks. Mastic oil also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, and as such is widely used in the preparation of ointments for skin disorders and afflictions.

Mastic gum is fairly inexpensive, I got 120 capsules for about $13. vitacost is a good source, but others carry it also.

Shopping results for mastic gum

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Hi all!

I was reading through all the posts over the past few days and saw all the suggestions for looking into low B12.

I read a couple of different articles over the past couple of years that said if you supplement with folic acid (B9) it will throw off your blood tests for levels of vitamin B12 making the levels look higher than they really are.

I don't have the time to find the studies at the moment, but I wanted to mention it in case anyone wanted to look into it.

I would hate for low B12 to be a problem, but for some one to not find out about it because the test was thrown off from something else.

I hope you can figure out what is wrong Raven. ~It's so frustrating and hard to find answers some times.

Blessings to you!

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