Calcium Cures and Compost
I enjoyed a comment this morning at http://jimlongsgarden.blogspot.com/ about not understanding why people think composting is complicated. He points out that fancy bins are not at all necessary and explains an easy trench system as well. Smaller pieces compost faster than larger scraps, so he does show a kitchen compost chopper (I have used my blender or a knife for that purpose). The calcium/compost connection? Composting returns a huge variety of nutrients into the soil ra
Chocolate That's Healthy For Everyone!
A friend just sent me this excerpt from an article about chocolate: ” organic chocolate bars. Also, please be aware that many popular and seemingly artisan-quality chocolate companies are now owned by multinational corporations who use GMO ingredients, disregard fair trade standards, and otherwise are not interested in supporting organic and sustainable production methods. As examples, Cadbury Schweppes bought Green & Black in 2005, who in turn was bought by Kraft Foods in 20
The title question was sent to me by a client, along with the bottom link below. A: Yep. Hydrated Bentonite (you can do the same thing with other clays) internally is a standard recommendation for intestinal distress such as food poisoning. My personal favorite is the Redmond Clay, from central Utah; in the kitchen I use almost exclusively Real (Redmond) Salt, which is pink from the clay content. Lots of kids who eat dirt do so because they are deficient in trace minerals. Pe
Saw a commercial for the newest medication for psoriasis, and listened to the lengthy list of side effects, which specifically includes several warnings about tuberculosis (and death, lymphoma…). For that collection of risks “some patients saw a reduction of up to 75% after three months.” Funny, my clients who have been told by doctors that they have the condition usually see a reduction of 100% after three weeks or so when they nutritionally support their livers and adrenal
GMO Enzymes and Patented Probiotics!
Any time you see a patented or trademarked notice on a product you are buying something that has been altered in such a way or to such a degree that it does not exist in a natural state. That reality extends even to “natural” products, since “natural” does not have any legal definition. As I explained to a client this morning in response to an inquiry about a new “natural” anxiety supplement, “I’m always cautious with patented products-to me, any “patented, standardized” pro
CARROT CURE AND MORE FOR WARTS
Warts are caused by one of the many versions of the Human papillomavirus (HPV), which infects through broken skin or the mouth (like when you bite the nails). No one knows why some people are more warty than others, since the virus is ubiquitous and comes in contact pretty much with everyone. That HPV just loves some people more than others! We don’t know anyone who loves having warts, and some medical cures are harsh and ineffective. So here is one of our many home remedies
Sinus Infection, Silver and Neti Pot Quick tips
Text message Q&A: My son has a sinus infection. I have silver shield left. Should he take it straight or mix it with juice or Gatorade? A: Either way, except Gatorade has way more crap than benefits. Pineapple juice would be good. Massage the lymph nodes from behind the ear down toward the collarbone. Snuff warm salt water for fastest relief. Lots of garlic for dinner! Feeling better really can be that simple! Extra info beyond my quick text would be massage with an aromatic
Best Breakfast Ever Food Rules
Looking around for my third raw food for breakfast reminded me that I had never posted my basic food rules. (You can watch them in the introductory video) First is at least three raw foods at a meal. This morning I had a pumpkin seed Doctor Kracker with a slice of smoked gouda, sprouts, and honeycrisp apples. Delicious, but I added some slices of pear to round it out. Raw foods have enzymes that help you break down everything else you eat so you access more nutrients than you
Darkness and Light: Bulbs, Concentration, Cancer, Depression and Insomnia
My daughter-in-law is an opera singer and mentioned tonight that several of the singers at her current production are complaining about the rehearsals being held in a windowless room with fluorescent bulbs since “everyone knows they wear out your adrenals”. A family I knew pulled their children out of public school shortly before the end of a school year, tired of hearing that they were hyperactive when they behaved well at home. Things went so well that they decided to home-
Splenda® DOES skew blood sugar!
A new study has finally been released that showed drinking sucralose (and I believe any other artificial sweetener) significantly affects the way the body functions-or doesn’t. For example, although there are no calories (read: no fuel for energy!) in Splenda®, it had the following effects on people when they drank water sweetened with it: 12% higher peak blood glucose levels. 20% higher total insulin secretion. 22% faster insulin-secretion rate. 7% slower rate of clearing in