Sunday, November 27, 2005

Psoriasis "Cures"

Apparently what works for some doesn't work for others. Here are some suggestions that have worked for some.
- "Some get relief by cutting out all traces of gluten from their diet. As so much gluten is hidden, it's possible that it could be the common factor, but most people inadvertently eat hidden gluten and then assume the diet is not working. In some research where the patients had a controlled gluten free diet, the majority had a reduction or complete clearing of their symptoms."
-Herbs that seem to help are: Nettle Leaves, Silymarin and sarsaparilla.
-Essential Fatty Acids in fish oil and flax seed oil will help psoriasis.
-Adelle Davis says that lecithin could cure it, several tablespoons a day.
-lack of Vit. D and sun is a big factor. Take cod liver oil, sit in the sun in summer.
(This was taken from HSI, Health Science Institute.)


* High levels of phytic acid in soy reduce assimilation of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. Phytic acid in soy is not neutralized by ordinary preparation methods such as soaking, sprouting and long, slow cooking. High phytate diets have caused growth problems in children.
* Trypsin inhibitors in soy interfere with protein digestion and may cause pancreatic disorders. In test animals soy containing trypsin inhibitors caused stunted growth.
* Soy phytoestrogens disrupt endocrine function and have the potential to cause infertility and to promote breast cancer in adult women.
* Soy phytoestrogens are potent antithyroid agents that cause hypothyroidism and may cause thyroid cancer. In infants, consumption of soy formula has been linked to autoimmune thyroid disease.
* Vitamin B12 analogs in soy are not absorbed and actually increase the body's requirement for B12.
* Soy foods increase the body's requirement for vitamin D.
* Fragile proteins are denatured during high temperature processing to make soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein.
* Processing of soy protein results in the formation of toxic lysinoalanine and highly carcinogenic nitrosamines.
* Free glutamic acid or MSG, a potent neurotoxin, is formed during soy food processing and additional amounts are added to many soy foods.
* Soy foods contain high levels of aluminum which is toxic to the nervous system and the kidneys.

For articles on soy go to://

The Real Dangers of Antiseptics, Disinfectants & Antibacterial Agents


-most are not effective against ALL types of germs, thus some overgrow
-the combination of several different types of these is highly toxic, and causes stress for your immune system
-ALL chemicals that kill germs will kill people, if used in sufficient concentrations or over many years.
-these chemicals disturb your natural balance of healthy microflora.
-over a period of time, all substances applied to your skin are absorbed through it and affect the body's internal metabolism
-the emulsion of the soap, when tiny traces are introduced into your eyes and nose, sends your immune system into disarray and contaminates your delicate tissues.

Soft Drinks

by George E. Meinig, DDS, FACD
All soft drinks are made with a solution of phosphoric acid. This is, in part, what gives them their kick. Phosphorous is a very active element, having the ability to combine with calcium. Most people have a poor calcium intake. The phosphorus then pulls the calcium from their storage warehouse - that is, their teeth and bones. The result is osteoporosis - that is, loss of density of bones, back and disc trouble, pyorrhea and, of course, decayed teeth. The sugar, three to six teaspoons full per six ounces of soft drink, of course, multiplies the problem.

I would like to add that diet soft drinks are worse. See below the post on aspartame. Splenda is also very bad. I will have a post on that in the future.


by George E. Meinig, DDS, FACD
Caffeine has a detrimental effect on one's calcium-phosphorus balance and on one's blood sugar. Some people drink weaker tea than coffee so they may not get quite as much caffeine, but most people drink more tea than coffee so it ends up the same. There is 100 to 150 mg. of caffeine in a 6 oz. cup of coffee, while tea is usually 60 to 75 mg. Coke (12 oz.) runs 40 to 72 mg., while 6 oz. of cocoa runs about 50 mg.
Ernie Banks, star baseball player for the Chicago Cubs, was suffering so much from arthritis in his knees that he could barely stand. A nutritionist was consulted on recommendation of his friend, Billy Williams. He soon discovered Ernie was drinking tea in huge quantities. Hot, cold, iced, any way he could get it.
This caused a severe calcium-phosphorus imbalance which is common to rheumatoid arthritis. The tannic acid in tea doesn't help much either. Tannin is used to cure leather and biting on a tea bag is a good way to stop a bleeding tooth extraction wound, but I don't think either of these goodies qualify it for a human beverage. Along with the detrimental effects to the calcium balance is a lowering of blood sugar. Also the University of Hawaii Nutrition Department found a serious depletion of vitamin B1 in tea and coffee consumers.
My report on Ernie Banks didn't say whether he used sugar in his tea but most people use excessive amounts in order to make the stuff likable. Sugar, of course, compounds the calcium-phosphorus problem.
Ernie's knees were well in 60 days with the switch to water instead of tea.

I think this was taken from either or

Ten Reasons to Throw out your Microwave Oven

From the conclusions of the Swiss, Russian and German scientific clinical studies, we can no longer ignore the microwave oven sitting in our kitchens. Based on this research, we will conclude this article with the following:
1). Continually eating food processed from a microwave oven causes long term - permanent - brain damage by "shorting out" electrical impulses in the brain [de-polarizing or de-magnetizing the brain tissue].
2). The human body cannot metabolize [break down] the unknown by-products created in microwaved food.
3). Male and female hormone production is shut down and/or altered by continually eating microwaved foods.
4). The effects of microwaved food by-products are residual [long term, permanent] within the human body.
5). Minerals, vitamins, and nutrients of all microwaved food is reduced or altered so that the human body gets little or no benefit, or the human body absorbs altered compounds that cannot be broken down.
6). The minerals in vegetables are altered into cancerous free radicals when cooked in microwave ovens.
7). Microwaved foods cause stomach and intestinal cancerous growths [tumors]. This may explain the rapidly increased rate of colon cancer in America.
8). The prolonged eating of microwaved foods causes cancerous cells to increase in human blood.
9). Continual ingestion of microwaved food causes immune system deficiencies through lymph gland and blood serum alterations.
10). Eating microwaved food causes loss of memory, concentration, emotional instability, and a decrease of intelligence.

(This is taken from a long article from


Irradiation exposes food to extremely high doses of ionizing radiation
in order to kill bacteria. This process destroys essential nutrients
and hastens their depletion during storage and cooking. Irradiation
also creates known toxins and carcinogens in food, such as benzene and
toluene, and a new class of chemicals, called "unique radiolytic
products" some of which the FDA has never tested for safety.

Research on irradiated foods has linked them to a wide range of health
problems in humans and animals, including reproductive dysfunction,
genotoxicity, cytotoxicity, fatal internal bleeding, and, in some cases,
cancer. There is no research on the health effects of consuming
irradiated foods over a long period of time, and no population has ever
consumed irradiated foods as a substantial part of their diet.

Food irradiation also perpetuates the unsanitary environment found in
many feedlots and slaughterhouses, where animals wallow in their own
filth and are slaughtered at extremely fast linespeeds. Workers in
these facilities are often the victims of numerous accidents that result
in serious injury or even death. By treating food after it has been
processed, irradiation will only allow these conditions to continue and
even worsen, increasing the likelihood that meat will be contaminated by
excrement and other carriers of dangerous pathogens, and risking the
lives of workers.

(I'm not sure where I got this from)

Calcium-Rich Foods

by George E. Meinig, DDS, FACD
What should we eat in order to get needed calcium in our diet? One cup of milk yields 288 mg. of calcium. A cup of lima beans contains just half that amount while collards contain almost 100 mg. more than milk itself.
People generally feel quite guilty about not drinking milk. Many seem to feel there is no other source of calcium. As a matter of fact, most foods contain some calcium. Those with the highest values are almonds, having 361 mg. per cup, while other nuts run a little below 100. Fish is an excellent source having 328 mg. for 3 ounces of sardines, salmon 159, mackerel 157, and oysters have 226 mg. per cup.
Vegetables are not devoid of calcium, though the values are somewhat lower. Most beans run 100 to 125. Turnip greens run 376.
A cup of whole wheat flour has 49 mg. and one ounce cheddar cheese yields 206 mg. while cottage cheese in the same amount has only 27 mg.
Primitive man's source of calcium was fish and the bones of small animals. Most of these can be chewed, including fish bones, if small bites are taken. For the most part these are pleasing to one's taste. The ends of chicken bones are edible and soft enough to be easily chewed by most individuals.
From the above figures it should be apparent that the government's recommended daily allowance of 800 to 1,400 mg. of calcium can be obtained without the use of milk. There are a number of detrimental problems concerning milk[pasteurized and homogenized]. In brief, if one insists on using it we only recommend raw certified milk or cream or raw from a source that can be trusted for quality.
Most people in other areas of the world who have had long healthy lives have not used milk as such but have usually used cultured products such as yogurts, buttermilk, cheeses, etc. The action of bacteria in dairy products changes numbers of the detrimental properties inherent in straight milk products.

Eighth-grade final exam from 1895

This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, KS, USA. It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, KS, and reprinted by the Salina Journal.

8th Grade Final Exam: Salina, KS -1895

Grammar (Time, one hour)
1. Give nine rules for the use of Capital Letters.
2. Name the Parts of Speech and define those that have no Modifications.
3. Define Verse, Stanza and Paragraph.
4. What are the Principal Parts of a verb? Give Principal Parts of lie, play and run.
5. Define Case, Illustrate each Case.
6. What is Punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of Punctuation.
7 - 10. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.

Arithmetic (Time, 1.25 hours)
1. Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.
2. A wagon box is 2 ft. deep, 10 feet long, and 3 ft. wide. How many bushels of wheat will it hold?
3. If a load of wheat weighs 3942 lbs., what is it worth at 50cts/bushel, deducting 1050 lbs. for tare?
4. District No. 33 has a valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?
5. Find cost of 6720 lbs. coal at $6.00 per ton.
6. Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7 percent.
7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft. long at $20 per metre?
8. Find bank discount on $300 for 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent.
9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per acre, the distance around which is 640 rods?
10. Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt.

U.S. History (Time, 45 minutes)
1. Give the epochs into which U.S. History is divided.
2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus.
3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.
4. Show the territorial growth of the United States.
5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas.
6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of the Rebellion.
7. Who were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton, Bell, Lincoln, Penn, and Howe?
8. Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, 1865.

Orthography (Time, one hour) I had to look this up!!
1. What is meant by the following: Alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology, syllabication?
2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?
3. What are the following, and give examples of each: Trigraph, subvocals, diphthong, cognate letters, linguals?
4. Give four substitutes for caret 'u.'
5. Give two rules for spelling words with final 'e'. Name two exceptions under each rule.
6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.
7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: bi, dis, mis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, sup.
8. Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: card, ball, mercy, sir, odd, cell, rise, blood, fare, last.
9. Use the following correctly in sentences: cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane, vain, vein, raze, raise, rays.
10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication.

Geography (Time, one hour)
1. What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?
2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas?
3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?
4. Describe the mountains of North America.
5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver, Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspinwall and Orinoco.
6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S.
7. Name all the republics of Europe and give the capital of each.
8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude?
9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.
10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give the inclination of the earth.

It gives the saying "he only had an 8th grade education" a whole new meaning, doesn't it?

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Apple Cider Vinegar

From Donna Gates' News for Health and Healing:

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is an important staple on The Body Ecology Diet. An acidic food, it helps keep your blood slightly alkaline. While the BED is a sugar-free diet, if you should eat something containing sugar, apple cider vinegar can be used as an immediate "antidote." If you should eat too much salt and feel a pinching feeling in your kidney area or soon start to suffer from a headache, a glass of apple cider vinegar in water is, again, a perfect "antidote."

Drink a glass or two of apple cider vinegar in water each day if you suffer from viral conditions or if you have achy joints. If you aren't crazy about the sour taste of this drink, simply add several drops of stevia liquid concentrate.

While we do not advocate the use of sugar, we also know it is impossible to live in this world without an occasional moment of weakness. So, instead of feeling guilty for eating that piece of wedding cake at your best friend's wedding, simply pour a tablespoon or two of ACV into a large glass of water and drink slowly. Your blood will soon tip back into that slightly alkaline, healthy pH range. ACV also helps control cravings for sugar and recent research helps explain why.

Apple cider vinegar may help dieters eat less!
Swedish researchers recently reported the results of a study showing that vinegar increases a sense of fullness yet reduces the body's insulin response to a carbohydrate.
Subjects were fed bread and given a drink of water with 2 - 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Two hours later their blood sugar and insulin levels were measured. There was a significant (25%) reduction of both.

Excess sugar in the blood is dangerous. Our cells only accept sugar when we are moving rigorously and exercising. The rest of the time they shut out excess sugar. Excess sugar is stored as fat and leads to heart problems. Besides making us bloated, overweight, susceptible to diabetes and other diseases, sugar is one of the reasons we humans age so quickly. Few of us exercise enough, yet we eat an excessive amount of carbohydrates. No wonder 65% of America is overweight.

You can also increase your intake of apple cider vinegar by sprinkling it on green vegetables and using it in salad dressings.

Monday, November 21, 2005

St. Claude on Detachment

"It is such a great good to possess nothing but God and to be deprived of all the pleasures that we can taste...that we ought to consider all loss an advantage that places us in this state."

Sunday, November 20, 2005


To keep moths from your grains put a bay leaf in each bin. Hopefully this will work. I've been battling moths for a few weeks now. I think they came in with some dates.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

How to Avoid Mosquito Bites

This really won't help anyone now since this isn't mosquito season, but as I am trying to eliminate my pile of notes I am going to post it anyways. these are different things that supposedly will help. Ab has used vinegar and said it worked.

-Take one vitamin B-1 tablet every day.
-Take garlic or eat garlic.
-Rub tree tea oil on your skin, or lavendar, citronella, cedar, rose, geranium, tickweed or eucalyptus oils.
-Don't eat bananas. Mosquitos supposedly will love you if you eat them.
-Rub vinegar on your skin.
-If you are acidic they'll like you. Balance you Ph.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Animals, Pets, and the Catechism

I did not write the following, but thought it interesting:
The Church allows us to use animals for good purposes. We are not to misuse animals, or cause them unnecessary pain and discomfort, but they may be used for legitimate needs--food, clothing, they may be used for work, medical testing, education, etc.
The animal rights groups in England have succeeded in shutting down a place that bred guinea pigs. The man interviewed said the guinea pigs were used to study human respiratory diseases and now those tests are in jeopardy. Our society is full of people who deny the difference between human and animal.
The Catechism states in section 2417 and 2418:
"God entrusted the animals to the stewardship of those whom he created in his own image. Hence it is legitmate to use animals for food and clothing. They may be domesticated to help man in his work and leisure. Medical and scientific experimentation on animals is a morally acceptable practice if it remains within reasonable limits and contributes to caring for or saving human lives.

"It is contrary to human dignity to cause animals to suffer or die needlessly. It is likewise unworthy to spend money on them that should as a priority go to the relief of human misery. One can love animals, one should not direct to them the affection due only to persons."


Taken from the Cure Zone: Aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods. Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many of these reactions are very serious including seizures and death as recently disclosed in a February 1994 Department of Health and Human Services report.(1) A few of the 90 different documented symptoms listed in the report as being caused by aspartame include:
Headaches/migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain.
According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects of aspartame, the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting of aspartame:(2)
Brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, parkinson's disease, alzheimer's, mental retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, fibromyalgia, and diabetes.
Go to: to find out more re: aspartame.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Tremendous Value of Holy Mass

(These are taken from an old pamphlet)
1. At the hour of death the holy Masses you have heard devoutly will be your greatest consolation.
2. Every Mass will go with you to Judgment and will plead for pardon for you.
3. By every Mass you can diminish the temporal punishment due to your sins, more or less, according to your fervour.
4. By devoutly assisting at Holy Mass you render the greatest homage possible to the Sacred Humanity of Our Lord.
5. Through the Holy Sacrifice, Our Lord Jesus Christ supplies for many of your negligences and omissions.
6. He forgives you all the venial sins which you are determined to avoid. He forgives you all your unknown sins which you never confessed. The power of satan over you is diminished.
7. By piously hearing Holy Mass you afford the Souls in Purgatory the greatest possible relief.
8. One Holy Mass heard during your life will be of more benefit to you than many heard for you after your death.
9. Through Holy Mass you are preserved from many dangers and misfortunes which would otherwise have befallen you.
10. You shorten your Purgatory by every Mass.
11. During Holy Mass you kneel amid a multitude of Holy Angels, who are present at the Adorable Sacrifice with reverential awe.
12. Through Holy Mass you are blessed in your temporal goods and affairs.
13. When you hear Holy Mass devoutly, offering it to Almighty God in honor of any particular Saint or Angel, thanking God for the favors bestowed on him, etc., etc., you afford that Saint or Angel a new degree of honor, joy,and protection on yourself.
14. Every time you assist at Holy Mass, beside other intentions, you should offer it in honor of the Saint of the day.

The following are taken from the Pieta prayer book:
1. The Mass is Calvary continued.
2. Every Mass is worth as much as the sacrifice of Our Lord's life, sufferings and death.
3. Holy Mass is the most powerful atonement for your sins.
13. Every Mass wins for you a higher degree of glory in Heaven.
(The others are the same as listed above only numbered differently)

7 Steps for Achieving Goals

by Brian Tracy
1. Decide exactly what you want in each area of your life-be specific!
2. Write it down clearly and in detail.
3. Set specific deadlines, if it's a large goal break it down into sub-deadlines and write them down and in order.
4. Make a list of everything you can think of that you are going to need to achieve your goal. As you think of new items, add them to your list.
5. Organize items on your list into a plan by placing them in proper sequence and priority.
6. Take action immediately on the most important thing you can do on your plan. This is very important.
7. Do something every day that moves you toward the attainment of one or more important goals. Maitain the momentum!

High Blood Pressure

Things to do if you have high blood pressure:
1. Eat lots of raw cloves of garlic. Eat it on your salads and in your
soup (squeezed in your bowl) or you can take garlic caps. My grandmother brought her blood pressure down this way when she had it really high and was hemorrhaging from the nose profusely.
2. Eat good fats: raw organic butter, coconut oil, lard, and raw animal foods (raw dairy and meat), extra virgin cold pressed olive oil.
3. Eat bone broths, organic leafy green veggies especially salads, live sour kraut. My mom says eating bananas helps too. These foods are high in potassium, which you need to lower you blood pressure.
4. Take cod liver oil every day
5. Avoid all processed foods and commercial salt, use Celtic sea salt.
6. Avoid alcohol, coffee, soft drinks, and fruit juices from concentrate
7. Temporarily cut down to miniscule amounts of grains or avoid completely for a few weeks.
8. Exercise!
9. Pray, meditate, talk to God. This is good for you soul and it helps reduce stress, but most importantly you're loving God.
10. Do deep breathing exercises and make sure you breath deeply.
Many people in America especially breath shallowly thus causing stress and a lack of oxygen.
11. Get enough regular sleep
12. Drink enough good water.

Some of this was taken from Dr.Thomas S. Cowen's The Fourfold Path to Healing, most of these suggestions were from my Mom and Dad who both recently lowered their blood pressure this way (eating lots of garlic, taking cod liver oil and avoiding the above mentioned foods and eating the correct fats and foods.)These are good suggestions for everyday healthy living.

"Red palm oil is a must for stroke victims and for those who have a family history of this problem. It keeps the blood thin and free flowing. This miracle "cure all" actually dissolves dangerous arterial plaque that can lead to heart attack. ...78% of arterial plaque is oxidized fat, stuck there by our modern diet filled with bad trans fats"

Some tips to stick with a healthy diet

Some of these tips (I think) were taken from notes from Mercola's site
1. Plan every meal for a week
2. At least a third of all foods should be raw
3. Find ten healthy recipes you like and rotate them
4. Prepare meals in advance if possible like make your lunch before you go to bed or at breakfast, take out the night before what your going to make for dinner the next day, soak your grains or legumes a day in advance, etc.
5. Have eggs for breakfast, either soft boiled, over-easy, or raw in a smoothie
These tips will help you to eat the right foods and not give in to cravings.


Here are some notes I took when researching Osteoperosis. I cannot list where I found the information. In the future when I do research I will site where I found it.
1. A clean liver can reverse it. Do a liver cleanse.
2. Take magnesium. A lack of magnesium can lead to osteoporosis. You can get magnesium from eating organic leafy greens (non-organic doesn't contain it). Eat organic nuts and seeds everyday. If you take it in supplement form, which you propably should do in addition to eating the above foods, take it with Calcium in 1-1 ratio.
3. Don't drink pop. Pop will throw off your mineral balance and your body will leach calcium from your bones to compensate.

OTC pain pills/Kidney disease

"One major culprit is taking over-the-counter pain pills such as aspirin, Motrin, Advil or Tylenol, which can cause kidney damage. About 15 percent of the people on dialysis (an artificial blood-filtering process used to clean the blood of malfunctioning kidneys) are getting this treatment as a result of the damage that Tylenol and/or aspirin did to their kidneys. So, avoiding Tylenol and aspirin will be very important to preventing kidney disease."
[I don't remember where I copied this from]


If your child grinds their teeth it could mean they have high levels of mercury, which you can get from vaccinations and amalgam fillings. You would probably want to do a detox program to get rid of the mercury. It also could mean stress. Try to find out why the child is stressed and work at removing it or dealing with it.

Pray for the repose of the soul of:

Sgt. 1st Class James S. Ochsner
He is the son of Deacon Bob who was the mentor Deacon for Rich when he was in the Deacon program. He was killed in Afghanistan Nov. 15. He was scheduled to come home next week. He was in the service for 18 years, this was his 4th tour of duty in Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife and two children.

7 Qualities of a Person of Hope

Here's another list by someone I can't give credit to.
1. Cheerful, joyful
2. Confident
3. Energetic
4. Peace of soul
5. Sense of victory
6. willingness to sacrifice
7. perspective of heaven

Forming the Will

I'm sorry I can't give credit to the person who came up with this list.This is just a list someone gave me. I'm trying to eliminate a stack of notes I have so I thought I'd put them on my blog. I'm sure some of these suggestions are good especially the first one.
1. Never linger in bed.
2. Be faithful to positive and life giving demeaner.
3. Spend and hour a day in study.
4. Be punctual.
5. Reflection in writing.
6. Finish what you start.
7. Never go to bed w/o fulfilling your spiritual commitment.
8. Spend time every day or once a week with someone you don't want to.
9. Have a daily/weekly schedule and keep it.
10. Never show anger.
11. Stick to your diet.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Safe Alternatives to Pain Medication

-Ginger: anti-inflammatory
Steeped in boiling water or tea or grated in fresh vegetable juice
-Fish oils: anti-inflammatory properties
reduces joint inflammation and promotes joint lubrication
-Bromelain: enzyme found in pineapples
-CMO: found in raw butter from cows eating fresh green grass
-Evening Primrose, Black Currant, and Borage oils (GLA)
-Cayenne Cream: AKA capsaicin cream
-Coconut oil: good for your cell's overall health.
-Epsom salt bath: immediate pain relief
-Essential oils that have anti-inflammatory properties (some of these are for topical use only, some are for both internal and external use): Basil*, Bergamot*, Birch, Roman Chamomile, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Geranium, Helichrysum, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemongrass, Melaleuca, Myrrh*, Orange, Patchouly, Peppermint, Sage, Spuce*. (*stronger)


Here's a quote from Ann Coulter: Liberals churn out hysterical slander daily, but insist on acting like they are the ones under attack.

Food Good for Your Liver

Foods that are supposed to be good for your liver are: watermelon, grapefruit, avacados, fig, cherry, papaya, Japanese plum, kiwi, lychee(what's this?)

Nail Fungus

Things to treat nail fungus with: vinegar, tea tree oil, corn meal paste [I don't know about this one], Vick's Vapo Rub(5-6 applications per day for 2 weeks), Eucalyptus oil, Thyme oil. Actually any anti-fungal natural thing could be tried some anti-fungal things are: garlic, cedarwood oil, cinnamon oil, clove*, geranium*, lemongrass, marjoram, melaleuca**(sp), myrrh, orange, oregano*, peppermint, rosemary, rosewood*, sage*, sandlewood, and thyme*. Most of these I found on a list from an essenial oil piece of literature. The ones starred are supposed to be stronger.