Aside from the fact that the Corn Refiners Association’s new commercials, whose main point is that high fructose corn syrup is harmless in moderation, make people who stay away from the stuff look like blubbering idiots, they also use caloric count and a complete lie to justify its use. Simplistic arguments like “It has the same number of calories as sugar and honey” and “It’s fine in moderation” just do not cut it for people who are interested in nutrition, truly.

First, the belief that nutritionally-sound food is low in fat, calories and cholesterol is a belief perpetuated by companies looking to profit from the thin-is-in era in which we live, which is ironically coinciding with heart-disease era. Fat is necessary and good for cellular activity, calories are energy, cholesterol is only one of a thousand factors contributing to heart disease. I am saying all this to remind everyone that the food advertised on TV is food made with profit, not nutrition, in mind.

The commercials feature an exchange between two people, one who is offering a product containing HFCS and one who is refusing the product because it contains HFCS. When asked why they are refusing it, the person cannot supply an answer and proceeds to stutter until the other person interrupts and explains that HFCS is “made from corn, has the same calories as sugar and honey and is fine in moderation” or that HFCS is “made from corn, doesn’t have artificial ingredients and, like sugar, is fine in moderation.” So people who oppose the use of HFCS just haven’t done their research, duh!

These commercials are employing a fancy marketing thingy I’ll call language manipulation. There is absolutely nothing natural about the way HFCS is conceived. And I consider it more stupid than naive to believe that the corn being used to make HFCS is not genetically modified. So how is HFCS itself not a fucking artificial ingredient? Please do explain.

Then, what really gets my blood boiling is that moderation with HFCS is not easy if your income is low. All the least expensive foods have HFCS in them. For American manufacturers, HFCS is about half the price of cane sugar, due to import quotas and tariffs on cane sugar. In most other countries, sugar is still cheaper than HFCS. Aside from that, high fructose corn syrup’s shelf-life is longer. More appealing still! So HFCS has infiltrated US stores and products for its price and shelf-life, not its nutrient-richness. Not that sugar is chock-full of all those essential vitamins and minerals. My argument is, at least it’s not a genetically-modified, laboratory-created gunk.

I’m finished deconstructing the commercial’s deceptions and bias. If you wanna get fancy and stray away from mere common sense: apparently, when digested, fructose goes straight to the liver and is then released as fat, more fat than any other sugar. It also does not trigger the production of insulin from the pancreas as it normally should when sugar is ingested. Diabetes for all! Or maybe just low-income families. This is very sinister to me.

All that said, there are inexpensive options for HFCS-free foods at HEB (if you’re in Texas). I have found peanut butter, jelly, tomato sauce (plain), yogurt, ice cream and teas without HFCS. Other things, if bought cheap, soda, some juices, canned fruit, those huge gallons of ice cream, bread (this makes me especially sad), soup and frosting almost always have HFCS in them.

I would also like to point out that some things don’t even need sugar in them but they still have HFCS in them to enhance flavor and increase shelf-life. Like peanut butter, tomato sauce and yogurt. Why have an extra ingredient in there? Especially one that is so sketchy? :[

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I am just so MISERABLE. Stinky itchy coochie and nothing to eat.

Fortunately, Marc’s mom is a person of SAINTLY proportions. She is gonna take me grocery shopping for some goodass foods that won’t make me MORE yeasty. Here’s my shoppin list…

brown basmati rice
quinoa
udon
chickpeas
unsweetened soy milk
almonds
brazil nuts
broccoli
spinach
kefir

BARF. All I want is beans and some corn tortillas.

Someone just punch me in the face and/or cunt and I’ll just sleep through this damn infection.

A pregnant yeast infection is quite the dilemma, especially if you wanna treat it naturally. Well, the midwife told me that I have a well-established yeast infection (I thought the goo I have been noticing was just that increased discharge due to pregnancy that Di warned me about). At the risk of too much information, even for cool grrls, the midwife needed two swabs to clear the way to be able to see my cervix.

Anyway, it seems like since she told me that, it got a billion times worse. Now it’s actually itching and stinking like UGH. Probably because yesterday I ate a Luna bar and had hot chocolate and BREAD. Yeah, I’m an idiot.

So the reason it’s so hard to cure this naturally is because as an expectant mother, I either need or want most of the foods that are on the AVOID list, like sugar and starch. AKA fruit and beans. What the hell! So this is what I’m doing:

I’ve already eaten two heads of garlic, boiled. Thanks to Vicky for alerting me to this method hehe.

I’m avoiding bread and sugar and beans. I’ve eaten hard boiled eggs, mushrooms and tofu. Yes, hard boiled eggs. At this point, my bebe’s protein intake is more important than any issue I have with eating the poor little things. I still find them tasty, too. I’m also eating lots of spinach, lettuce and cabbage.

As for the nittygritty I am using a home-made solution for little miz coochie. About two tablespoons l. acidophilus in pure form (10bux per glass jar at Sun Harvest which lasts forever), half a capful of apple cider vinegar (fcken powerful stuff!), and about 10-15 drops of 100% tea tree oil. The vinegar and tea tree kill the damn yeast and bacteria and the acidophilus restores the good bacteria. It’s a much better solution than fcken Monistat or any of its imitators because, while Monistat and the like kill ALL bacteria, leaving your coochie to fend for itself (especially dangerous during pregnancy), this solution kills AND restores bacteria. L. acidophilus is already found in the cunt, and merely needs to be reintroduced by yr handywork.

Getting this stuff IN miz coochie is def a little tough. I use a long dropper that people use for babies.  I put a towel under my butt, lie back and insert the dropper a little. Then I squeeze the dropper a little, let the solution kinda seep down, squeeze it again, let it seep for few moments, squeeze it again and so on until the dropper is empty. Then I plug my cunt up with a clove of peeled garlic that I have already strung with sewing thread.

Today, the apple cider vinegar, the most ‘caustic’ ingredient, totally burned me on the vulva. But after a few minutes of cursing, it subsided into the best feeling in the world: cool relief.

😀

I am so pissed that Monistat and all those fucked up OTC yeastie ‘cures’ are like almost 20bux. Women who trust big pharma are wasting money. Think of a woman that could’ve used those twenty dollars to buy an extra loaf of bread, some shoes, and a book for her child. I wish information was more readily available, not advertisement. D:

I like writing a blog as if someone is actually reading it, well, besides Vicky. hehe.