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Erin Brockovich takes on Gardasil

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Gardasil warning

Baby Dust Diaries

This vaccine has only been on my peripheral radar because they aren’t trying to shoot up my infant with it (yet).  But, I do have friends and family with young daughters approaching the age where their doctor may insist they need this poison.

Reasons NOT to get the Gardasil vaccine for your daughter:

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high blood pressure try holistic meds

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

data thanks to the university of Maryland medical center-

Whether or not your doctor prescribes medication to lower your blood pressure, you need to make changes in your diet and lifestyle. Your treatment plan may also include a range of complementary and alternative therapies (CAM). Ask your doctor how to incorporate these therapies into your overall treatment plan.

DO NOT stop taking your medication without your doctor’s supervision. Quickly stopping some types of blood pressure medications can cause blood pressure to rise extremely high, which could cause stroke, heart attack, or other medical complications. Always tell your health care provider about the herbs and supplements you are using or considering using.

The following lifestyle changes will help treat high blood pressure:

  • Lose weight if you need to. Losing even a few pounds can help lower your blood pressure.
  • Stay physically active. Get 30 minutes of exercise each day. Breaking exercise up into 10 minute-spurts throughout the day still offers the same benefits. If you are just starting, begin slowly and work your way up to 30 minutes a day. Walking is an easy way to get exercise. If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, talk to your doctor before beginning an exercise program.
  • If you smoke, quit. Talk to your doctor if you need help.

Nutrition and Dietary Supplements

Eating a healthy diet that is low in saturated fat and salt can help lower blood pressure. Following these nutritional tips may help:

  • Try the DASH diet, which emphasizes eating fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy, and cutting down on salt.
  • Eat antioxidant foods, including fruits (such as blueberries, cherries, and tomatoes) and vegetables (such as squash and bell peppers).
  • Eat foods high in B-vitamins and calcium, such as almonds, beans, whole grains, and dark leafy greens (such as spinach and kale).
  • Avoid refined foods, such as white breads, pastas, and especially sugar.
  • Eat fewer red meats and more lean meats, cold-water fish, tofu (soy, if no allergy), or beans for protein.
  • Use healthy oils, such as olive oil.
  • Reduce or eliminate trans fats, found in commercially-baked goods such as cookies, crackers, cakes, French fries, onion rings, donuts, processed foods, and margarine.
  • Drink 6 to 8 glasses of filtered water daily.

Some vitamins and supplements may help lower blood pressure, although scientific evidence is mixed. Be sure to talk to your doctor before taking any vitamins or supplements, especially if you take medicine for high blood pressure.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish oil, help reduce cholesterol, and may help lower blood pressure. In most studies where people lowered their blood pressure, extremely high doses were used. It is not clear whether lower doses would work as well. At high doses, fish oil can cause an increased risk of bleeding, especially if you are also taking blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), or daily aspirin. Adding more fish to your diet is safe. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish twice a week. Cold-water fish, such as salmon or halibut, are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) was shown to reduce blood pressure slightly in several studies. CoQ10 might help the blood clot better, which could mean that blood-thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), and aspirin would not work as well.
  • Magnesium citrate may help control blood pressure slightly, although evidence is mixed. People who take potassium-depleting diuretics may have lower levels of magnesium. Magnesium may cause loose stools and interact with some medications, including blood pressure medications. Ask your doctor if a magnesium supplement is right for you.
  • Green coffee extract, made from coffee beans before they are roasted, may help lower blood pressure in people with mild hypertension. Researchers need to do more studies, but two studies found that green coffee extract worked better than placebo to lower blood pressure slightly. Some green coffee extracts have caffeine, which can interact with many prescription drugs. Caffeine might also raise blood pressure. To be safe, ask your doctor before taking green coffee extract.
  • Calcium may help lower blood pressure a little, although evidence is mixed. More studies are needed. Calcium can interfere with many medications so make sure you talk to your doctor before taking a calcium supplement.
  • L-arginine may help blood vessels dilate, lowering blood pressure. Arginine increases blood flow and may interact with medications for high blood pressure, including nitrates. It may also interact with medications for erectile dysfunction. L-arginine may make herpes worse. It also may lower blood pressure, raising the risk that your blood pressure could drop too low.
  • Potassium, by prescription, may lower blood pressure slightly. Not all studies agree, and you need a prescription to get the right amount of potassium. People who take potassium-sparing diuretics should not take extra potassium. Talk to your doctor before taking any potassium, even at a low dose.
  • Vitamin D may help lower blood pressure. Studies link high levels of vitamin D in the blood with a reduced risk of high blood pressure.

Herbs

Herbs may strengthen and tone the body’s systems. As with any therapy, you should work with your health care provider before starting treatment. You may use herbs as dried extracts (capsules, powders, or teas), glycerites (glycerine extracts), or tinctures (alcohol extracts). Unless otherwise indicated, make teas with 1 tsp. herb per cup of hot water. Steep covered 5 to 10 minutes for leaf or flowers, and 10 to 20 minutes for roots. Drink 2 to 4 cups per day. You may use tinctures alone or in combination as noted.

Talk to your doctor before taking any herbs to treat hypertension, especially if you already take medication to control blood pressure.

  • Yarrow (Achillea wilhelmsii) in a tincture, may help lower blood pressure, according to one double-blind study. However, more research is needed. Achillea may interact with blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), and aspirin. It may also interact with lithium and some sedatives. Pregnant women should not take Achillea. People with allergies to ragweed should be careful when taking Achillea.
  • Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) tea helped lower blood pressure according to one study. Pregnant women should not take hibiscus.
  • Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) may help lower blood pressure, although evidence is weak. You may also take a tincture of this mushroom extract. Reishi can interact with other medications and may increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Garlic (Allium sativum) may help lower blood pressure slightly, although not all studies agree. Garlic may interact with blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), and aspirin. It can also interact with many other medications, including some medications used to treat HIV/AIDS.

Homeopathy

Few studies have examined the effectiveness of specific homeopathic remedies. A professional homeopath, however, may recommend one or more of the following treatments for hypertension based on their knowledge and clinical experience. Before prescribing a remedy, homeopaths take into account a person’s constitutional type, includes your physical, emotional, and intellectual makeup. An experienced homeopath assesses all of these factors when determining the most appropriate remedy for a particular person.Enclosed is a short list of homeopathic remedies,there may be another possible 15-30 other remedies that may be a better fit.

  • Argentum nitricum, for people whose blood pressure increases when they feel anxious or nervous. They may be warm blooded and subject to claustrophobia and strong carvings for sweets and salty food.
  • Aurum metallicum, for people who are serious in demeanor and who concentrate on their career. There is a general tendency to feel worse at the end of the day. They may have a strong desire for alcohol, and feel angry or depressed when they believe they have failed.
  • Calcarea carbonica, for people who often feel tired and overwhelmed when sick. They may have clammy hands and feet and often feel chilly. They may crave sweets and eggs, and may be overweight.
  • Lachesis, for people who are often talkative and agitated, with a fear of disease. They may be suspicious and jealous, and feel tightness in the chest. They feel worse after sleeping, and may not be able to tolerate clothing around their necks.
  • Nux vomica, for people who are impatient, do not like to be delayed, and are ambitious and driven. They may have a strong desire for coffee and other stimulants, and may be sensitive to light.

Acupuncture

Several studies suggest the using acupuncture helps lower blood pressure. More research is needed.

Massage and Physical Therapy

Massage may help people with high blood pressure cope with stress. One study found that people with hypertension who got massage had lower blood pressure and steroid hormones, an indicator of stress. People with hypertension who tend to have high levels of stress may be helped by massage therapy.

Mind-Body Medicine

The association between stress and hypertension is complicated and somewhat controversial. The best evidence of a relaxation technique that reduces blood pressure is for transcendental meditation (TM). Several studies also say that yoga may help lower blood pressure.

Other Considerations

Pregnancy

Your doctor will check your blood pressure often while you are pregnant. Some women get hypertension for the first time during pregnancy. If this happens, you may need medication. Preeclampsia, which involves high blood pressure during pregnancy, can be life threatening. In preeclampsia, high blood pressure happens along with other symptoms, such as swelling of the ankles and legs, blurred vision, liver test abnormalities, and protein in the urine.

Warnings and Precautions

  • Avoid fish high in mercury, which may raise blood pressure.
  • The use of cocaine, nicotine, or licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) can cause high blood pressure or make it worse.
  • Caffeine can make high blood pressure worse.

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Books About Vaccination – Resources – NVIC

List of vaccination books – the right information about science, policy, law, ethics, and natural alternatives for restoring and maintaining health and wellness.

Source: Books About Vaccination – Resources – NVIC

All books are listed alphabetically by title below

 


Some injuries and their remedies

Some injuries and their remedies

Source: Some injuries and their remedies


Bombshell: CDC destroyed vaccine documents, Congressman reveals

There are lawsuits to be filed. Eleven years have passed since the CDC committed its crime of concealing the MMR vaccine-autism connection. How many parents, never informed of the truth, have permitted their children to receive this vaccine? How many children have been struck down by the vaccine?

The lawsuits should be filed against the CDC and the individual authors of the 2004 study. Lawyers must depose every CDC employee who had knowledge of the crime.
read the article now…….its important for every parent

Jon Rappoport's Blog

Bombshell: CDC destroyed vaccine documents, Congressman reveals; CDC whistleblower case is back

by Jon Rappoport

July 31, 2015

NoMoreFakeNews.com

“…the [CDC] co-authors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the [MMR vaccine] study. The remaining four co-authors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room and reviewed and went through all the hard copy documents that we had thought we should discard and put them in a huge garbage can.” (William Thompson, CDC researcher)

On July 29, US Congressman Bill Posey made his last stand on the floor of the House. Granted five minutes to speak, he laid bare the lying of the CDC in a now-famous 2004 study that exonerated the MMR vaccine and claimed it had no connection to autism.

“No connection to autism” was the lie.

Congressman Posey read a statement from long-time CDC researcher William Thompson, one of the…

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Can the B vitamins vanquish hot flashes?

great article on hotflashes and vit b………..

Can the B vitamins vanquish hot flashes?

Note to readers: (April 20, 2014 edit)
I edited this post and moved the information about methylation down to the bottom of the post to clarify my writing. I think I muddied the waters a bit by adding the information into the body of the post. The ensuing comments, although always welcome, focused more on methylation and the MTHFR gene mutation than the information I was trying to present about menopause hot flashes and the B vitamins. I’ve done this not to curtail the conversation below, but rather to clarify my point about supplementing with B vitamins to eliminate hot flashes. If you are an under-methylator, please make sure you read down to the bottom for the additonal information that might be valid to your specific health issues.

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There is no question that I’ve presented theory after theory on why we might suffer from hot flashes and what might stop them. I’ve talked about the acid/alkaline body, boron, carbohydrates, raisins, and potatoes.

I’ve read so many different reasons why the “experts” think women have hot flashes it could make your head spin. Do we have a shrinking section of our brains that handles the hot flash signal? This is unsubstantiated and just sounds ridiculous. Is it the release of toxins because we no longer slough off the blood of our periods? Makes no sense to me. Periods are not about getting rid of toxins per se. Can flashes only be treated by replacing the estrogen you’re losing through menopause with HRT like so many doctors say? Why should we work to replace something your body naturally wants to stop producing? This always aggravates me. Why do doctors think they know better than mother nature?

The one thing I’ve read consistently that does make sense is that your thermostat is broken. Maybe not in those words, but that your brain thinks your body is hot before it is and then the brain dilates the blood vessels to throw off the excess heat that’s not really there so you have a flash…or something like that. I’ve read also that the brain thinks you’re cold when you’re not…you get the picture.

If the problem is a dysfunctional thermostat, then it seems it would be a problem with the system of your brain that controls body temperature. This would point to the hypothalamus.

I decided that I needed to solve the broken thermostat problem myself using the logic I’ve used to heal my histamine intolerance. I started with the idea that menopause has caused an imbalance in the hypothalamus and that imbalance needs to be corrected.

It was easy to find within minutes that the nutrient that supports the hypothalamus’ function is B1. But this was just the tip of the iceberg for me. I naturally had to research for three more hours to figure out what the trigger for the imbalance is. Why is the B1 out of kilter? And is it really that?

I continued my search to back-up the B1 finding by looking at what Asian women’s diets look like. No matter where you look, someone is bound to write that Asian women do not suffer from hot flashes and Japanese women don’t even have a word for hot flashes. This is almost always attributed to soy. But again, how short sighted is it to focus only on one thing in an entire diet? I wondered if something they eat has a lot of B1, so I started to research rice.

I wasn’t getting the results I wanted so I moved on. I started researching the fight or flight reaction in the brain because that starts with the amygdala telling the hypothalamus to get busy. So I was back in the autonomic nervous system. It was in that search that I saw the link between anxiety and homocysteine. I honestly cannot remember the original thing I read, but whatever it was propelled me into a search to understand homocysteine.

From the site Life Extension:

Homocysteine is an intermediary within a metabolic cycle known as methylation. Methylation reactions, relying largely on B-vitamin cofactors (particularly, B6, B12, and folic acid), are critical for the proper synthesis of the neurotransmitters that play an important role in mood regulation.

As B-vitamin levels decline, the methylation cycle becomes impaired-leading to a concurrent increase in homocysteine levels (because it is no longer being recycled efficiently) and a disruption in neurotransmitter synthesis. The close relationship between neurotransmitter synthesis and homocysteine formation has lead some researchers to suspect that there is a link between homocysteine and mood. Indeed, studies suggest that levels of homocysteine are an effective marker for B-vitamin status, and that changes in homocysteine levels correlate with changes in mood.

To me it sounded like a relationship between the autonomic nervous system that the hypothalamus is a key part of, or some kind of overlap in symptoms of imbalance.
Keep in mind, methylation is linked to histamine intolerance. It is believed under-methylators (there is a link below if you do not know what I am talking about) do not process histamine or homocysteine properly. This is one of the reasons I kept going in my research on homocysteine.

It is interesting to me that all of these things result in the same kind of symptoms. Take a look at the lists and you will see fatigue, brain fog and a host of other symptoms that could be menopause, high homocysteine, or even mast cell degranulation disorders like histamine intolerance. Depression is a big one that shows up on all the lists.

I started to put together the importance of all of the B vitamins as I worked through my research. Remember that vitamin B6 is vital in controlling the DAO enzyme responsible for breaking down histamine in your gut. B1 (thiamine) is vital for the hypothalamus to function properly. Vitamin B9, (folic acid), helps bring down homocysteine levels. Vitamin B12 is vital for proper neurological health. It all seemed so interconnected to me.

As I kept researching, I started finding links to folate and hot flashes, with the suggestion that women should take it to reduce hot flashes.

The last thing I wanted to know that brought it all home was do homocysteine levels rise as estrogen falls?

Yes.

So did menopause trigger my histamine intolerance alone or did it also raise my homocysteine level? I’ve always said it is never one thing that causes our problems. In my final theory as to why I am histamine intolerant I explored adrenal fatigue and too much cortisol. I still believe this could be the case. But now I also wonder if I have a high homocysteine level. If that’s the case, supplementing with B9 could really help eliminate hot flashes. And I’ll go one step further. Why not supplement with B1 for the hypothalamus and B9 for the homocysteine, because I still have not ruled out a sluggish hypothalamus.

Theoretically you could supplement with B6 to support DAO production, B9 to lower homocysteine levels and B1 to support hypothalamus function. Add in B12 for neurological health and you have a full spectrum of support.

I don’t really like to take supplements, but it seems to me it’s difficult to get the daily amounts eating food only, so I am going to supplement for a few weeks and see if I notice a difference.

It is my opinion, and keep in my mind I am not a doctor but just a menopausal woman sitting at her laptop at her dining room table with a cat in the way, that if you supplement with vitamins B1, B6, B9, and B12, you can bring your body back into balance and reduce histamine intolerance and high homocysteine levels, as well as eliminate hot flashes.

As long as you are careful to not overdo, you can supplement with B vitamins. If you are getting too much B6, for example, you might have numbness or tingling in your extremities or sensitivity to light. You’d probably have an upset stomach and other digestive issues before that happens, however. And before you decide to take anything, please read about the contraindications and results of overdosing.

Other than taking a multivitamin, there is a very easy way to supplement with all of them at once. Red Star Nutritional Yeast has all the B’s. I used it in the past, but worried at some point that I was getting too much B6 with it and instead of just cutting back on it I stopped it all together. And ya know what happened, now that I look back on when my hot flashes started again…

Red Star is an inactive yeast. It is not a probiotic. The B vitamins are actually an additive. There are other products called Brewers yeast that say their vitamins are natural to the product, but you have to take a lot of it to get the same amount that Red Star has in it, and I figure if I’m going to take a supplement this one seems to work for me. (I have no affiliation with this product other than I’ve used it for years. I am vegetarian and am aware of B12 deficiencies in non meat-eaters)

If you do decide to supplement, it is best to do it so you get B9 (folic acid) with vitamin B12. Folic acid can mask a B12 deficiency, so it is recommended to take both.

Ultimately, if the B vitamins do work I might not really know which one worked I guess. If I only need to take B1 to jump-start my hypothalamus and I don’t really need to lower homocysteine I won’t really know. Or vice versa. But I have the Red Star here and I’m not really feeling the need to figure that out right now. If someone out there tries one and not the other, I’d love to hear the results.

For now, I want my hot flashes to stop and am willing to take all the B’s to stop them.

So there you have it. My latest big stab at vanquishing those demonic hot flashes. Let me know down in the comments what you think or if you’ve already tried to eliminate hot flashes with the B’s.

Dale

A word to the under-methylators in the crowd

I am talking about hot flashes in separate terms from histamine intolerance. I do not believe I am an under-methylator. Menopause triggered my histamine intolerance. My hot flashes were quite horrible when I was acutely histamine intolerant so I do still believe there was a connection there, but my histamine is under control now and I still have quite a few flashes a day. They are milder and quicker, but still quite bothersome. I also believe they are an indicator of an imbalance in the body and show the presence of inflammation. I do believe inflammation is deadly, thus the ultimate goal in getting rid of hot flashes is to get rid of systemic inflammation.

If you are reading all of this and think you are histamine intolerant and think you are an under-methylator, taking B vitamins, especially vitamin B9 (folic acid) as I will ultimately suggest might not be a good idea for you. If you do not know what methylation is I suggest you take a look at this link. It is a very complicated system and I would not be able to explain it better than the blog I am suggesting you read. There are many scientific and medical sites that explain methylation, but this guy does it very clearly and succinctly.268.gif

If you are an under-methylator and want to explore the idea of using B6, research the alternate way to keep homocysteine from building up with B6/magnesium. But supplementation with folic acid might not be for you.

Also, there is something called the MTHFR gene mutation. Interestingly enough people who have this often suffer from mast cell dysfunction which could very well manifest as histamine intolerance. They also often cannot regulate homocysteine levels. I think that’s a really interesting overlap. But if you have that mutation, supplementing with folate might be complicated. Some people do well with folate supplementation and others don’t. But it is something you have to solve to get your homocysteine levels down and folate is the thing to do it.

The menopause histamine connection

Note to readers: (April 20, 2014 edit)
I edited this post and moved the information about methylation down to the bottom of the post to clarify my writing. I think I muddied the waters a bit by adding the information into the body of the post. The ensuing comments, although always welcome, focused more on methylation and the MTHFR gene mutation than the information I was trying to present about menopause hot flashes and the B vitamins. I’ve done this not to curtail the conversation below, but rather to clarify my point about supplementing with B vitamins to eliminate hot flashes. If you are an under-methylator, please make sure you read down to the bottom for the additonal information that might be valid to your specific health issues.

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your pets and homeopathic use

Thanks to Dr. Deva Khalsa (vet and Homeopath)

Homeopathy is fun to use and the fact that it works so very well with so many medical problems makes it all the more rewarding!

Most of the commonly used remedies are inexpensive and easy to find.  I suggest you compile a kit of common remedies to have ready and waiting when minor emergencies occur because there’s often not the time to run to the store and this stuff always seem to happen late at night or on a major holiday!

Homeopathy has particular rules associated with using it and this can be confusing and put off prospective students. But for many simple and common accidents and illnesses, it can be pretty simple to use. The first thing to do is to assemble a homeopathic kit to have at home and then buy a book or two about homeopathy. Homeopathic remedies number in the thousands and are made from anything and everything. But you only need to learn some of the rules of homeopathy and have about a dozen remedies to be off and running.

HOMEOPATHY SIMPLIFIED

Here is the straight goods on how to work with Homeopathic remedies.

  • Homeopathic remedies need to melt on the gums so they should not be hidden in a treat or in food. Our dogs have a built in pouch on the side of their mouth and the remedies can go right in there.
  • Try not to handle the remedies but drop them straight from the bottle into your dog’s cheek.
  • Remedies come in tiny white pellet or liquid form. Either form can be placed directly into your dogs cheek.
  • It’s not important if you give one drop of the remedy or five or one homeopathic pellet or three because homeopathy is an energy medicine and there is typically none of the physical substance left in the remedy. One tiny white pellet could treat an elephant and 10 pellets could treat a mouse. That’s a hard one to digest, if you’ll excuse my pun, but people are always worried about how much to give and how often to give. The amount is no big deal and you give it until they get better. If it’s not working at all, you stop giving the remedy. We’re all just too used to using antibiotics that have to be calculated to the weight of the dog and have a certain time they need to be given. This is simply not the case with homeopathy.
  • Because homeopathy is an energy medicine the remedies should not be stored next to heavy electromagnetic appliances such as televisions and computers or left in the bright hot sun for a long time.

WHAT DOSE SHOULD I GIVE ?

Unlike drugs, Homeopathy does not work by body weight (e.g., give 500 mg per 25 pounds of body weight). With Homeopathy, the original physical substance is sequentially diluted and this is why you have the funny numbers after the name of the remedy. Arnica 6x does not mean that you have to give it six times! It means that the remedy has been diluted six times. To confound you even more, the more dilute the remedy the more powerful it is, so very highly diluted remedies are usually only available to doctors. The potencies most commonly available to you are 6x and 30x (diluted 1/10 either 6 or 30 times) and 6c and 30c ( diluted 1/100 either 6 or 30 times).

WHAT MAKES IT BETTER AND WHAT MAKES IT WORSE

Homeopathic remedies are chosen in accordance with how the patient experiences his illness. For instance, one person who has a cold may want everyone in the house at attendance and worrying about him while another wants to be left alone to lie quietly in the dark. Each of these individuals would need a different remedy based on the individual picture they present. Let’s say your dog has arthritis and stiffness. Look that up in a Homeopathy text book and you’ll be given a choice of remedies. The specific way the problem presents in your dog will determine the remedy you choose.

For example, look at arthritic stiffness in dogs. Your choice of remedy might depend on whether your dog is worse or better when he first gets up after resting. If he’s better after resting, he might need the remedy Bryonia as noted above. I’ve found that most dogs are stiff at first but after walking a bit they get less stiff after they move around for a bit. Oftentimes these same dogs are worse in cold damp weather. With this presentation you’d likely choose the remedy Rhus toxidendron.

Rhus tox, as it is commonly known, is much cheaper than NSAID’s and also much safer to use. If you were to determine that Rhus tox was the best remedy for your dog, you would simply put a few pellets to melt in his cheek pouch about three times a day and watch him over the next week, noting changes in his condition. If he gets better, you’ve got the right remedy and if there is no change, there’s no harm done. Go back and do a little more reading in your handy books on homeopathy. When you have the right remedy, and you’ll know because there will be improvement.

12 HANDY REMEDIES

You may want to go out and purchase these commonly used remedies to have on hand in case the need arises. They are small and make a great travel kit too.

  • Apis mellifica – great for bee and other insect bites. Give every 20 minutes for a few doses after a bee sting.
  • Arnica – good for general pain, stiffness due to overexertion, soreness and musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Arsenicum album – great for GI upsets from eating spoiled food where there is both vomiting and diarrhea. Give twice an hour for a few hours.
  • Borax (the remedy, not the powder) – excellent for fear of thunderstorms and fireworks. Give this at the 6c potency twice a day for a month during the season.
  • Calendula (can be used both as an oral remedy and as an external ointment) – use for skin infections or any kind of external infection. It’s a remarkable healing agent and a tube of the ointment should always be on hand to apply topically to scrapes, infections and wounds. You can also buy a tincture and dilute it 1/10 and flush any cuts or wounds with it.
  • Hepar sulphur – is wonderful to treat painful abscesses anywhere on the body and painful infected anal glands.
  • Hypericum – is an excellent remedy to give for any pain due to nerve damage or injuries to nerve-rich areas. I once closed my finger in a window and learned firsthand the wonders of Hypericum. Great for when you cut your dog’s toenails too short.
  • Myristica – phenomenal remedy for anal sac infections and chronic anal sac problems.
  • Rhus tox – for arthritis that’s better after moving around, general musculoskeletal injuries, red swollen eyes, skin infections and skin itching.
  • Ruta – fantastic for any injury to tendons or ligaments and this remedy has a real affinity for the knee so you would use it immediately after any knee or cruciate injury.
  • Silicea – pushes foreign bodies like splinters or foxtails out of the skin.
  • Ledum – the first choice for any type of puncture wound, including those from insect bites. Insect bites that require
  • Apis will be hot and red whereas bites that require Ledum will be cool and appears bruised.

With a small investment and a little planning, you can build your own Homeopathis kit. These remedies aren’t that difficult to use and can give your dog fast and effective relief from many common injuries and illnesses.

 


Cow milk and An American Tragedy how is this related?

Thanks to http://www.notmilk.com

Still convinced you need cow milk?

photo by gina tyler
The casein in milk,
Is furniture Glue
That’s why so many kids
are asthmatic.
500,000 children in New York
are tragically diagnosed
free milk at school,
free cheese each day
these sick kids are overdosed!
AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY

FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER’S AUTOPSY> Florence Griffith Joyner < was an all-American hero.

This female African American became an admired role model to all as a result of her Olympic achievements in track and field. She crossed ethnic and racial barriers, and her life became an inspiration to male and female, black and white, young and old. Flo Jo, as she was most commonly known, was wife and friend to Al Joyner and loving mother to her eight-year-old daughter, Mary Ruth (Mo Jo). She combined her athletic ability with great looks, personality and business acumen to build a financial empire that included her line of unique clothing. She was in great demand as a motivational speaker, and major corporations would seek her personal endorsement of their products and services by offering enormous financial inducements.

We will also remember Flo Jo by her appearance as a model and spokeswoman for the dairy industry. She posed for a milk mustache ad, and in doing so might very well have been betrayed and killed by a product that did NOT do her body good. Nature’s perfect food for baby cows is most certainly not nature’s perfect food for African-Americans. Three-quarters of the human population of planet earth cannot tolerate lactose. Estimates of lactose intolerance for black people run as high as ninety-five percent. We shall never know if Flo Jo was aware of this fact. What we do assume is that dairy industry executives and dairy scientists must know how black people are so affected. FDA knows this truth and so does USDA.

Rest in peace, Flo Jo. Here is the official explanation of your death, followed by contradictory evidence contained within your actual autopsy.

THE DRUG CONTROVERSY

Flo Jo was a magnificent athlete and had a beautifully well developed and sculptured body. She was 1.65 m (5 feet 5 inches) tall and weighed a solid 69 kg (152 pounds). Many people suspected that Flo Jo’s magnificent physique, as well as her athletic success and subsequent death might have been caused by steroid or drug use. One task of the medical examiner’s office was to confirm or negate this suspicion. An enormous collective sigh of relief might have been produced by all of Flo Jo’s friends and family when the inquest and autopsy revealed no such steroid drug presence.

In order to come up with a cause, the coroner examined both forensic and historical data. Many conversations between the sheriff’s department and the Dairy Education Board revealed to me that an asthma link was not explored. The contents of Flo Jo’s stomach were not rigorously examined, a remarkable omission in the case of any autopsy. Yet, the comments of the autopsy surgeon are quite revealing.

The official cause of death was “POSITIONAL ASPHYXIA” due to “EPILEPTIFORM SEIZURE.”

The coroner had to fit this death into a series of circumstances. After rejecting the steroid drug theory, a timely explanation was critical. There had to be closure, both for the family and for enormous financial considerations which survived Flo Jo’s death.

Positional asphyxia is the same term applied to prisoners who die in police custody, handcuffed with one or more police officers on their backs. It is the label given to the deaths resulting from chokeholds. The medical examiner wrote that Flo Jo died by suffocation. He concluded that she had an epileptic seizure and smothered in her pillow.

Grand-mal epileptic seizures can be violent events. They are rarely pillow- smothering events. The spasms included in such seizures often evidence an array of confirming symptoms. One treatment for epileptics suffering such seizures is to protect the mouth and tongue, which can suffer abrasions and bites. There was no blood found in Flo Jo’s mouth and the official autopsy reveals:

“No trauma is noted on the lips or tongue.”There are many numerous signs and clues ignored by the coroner.

During the autopsy procedure I personally communicated with members of the forensic team. I told them to explore whether Flo Jo reacted to CASEIN, the most allergenic of all bovine proteins. Before his death, Dr. Benjamin Spock called this milk and cheese protein the cause of most allergies. CASEIN represents eighty percent of all milk protein! CASEIN is the same glue used to hold a label to a bottle of beer and the same glue used to hold together wood in furniture. Dr. Frank Oski, once the Chief of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, called CASEIN the etiology of violent allergic reactions in greater than 50% of ALL children. African Americans cannot tolerate bovine sugars (lactose) or proteins, and have a more marked negative response to these milk components.

THE ASTHMA CONNECTION Last Sunday (November 8, page 21), reporter Joe Calderone wrote in the New York Daily News:

“Asthma afflicts an estimated 500,000 New Yorkers and is the leading cause of hospitalization among the city’s children.   Deaths from the disease, which can shut down a person’s airways in minutes, have risen by 50% since 1980.”

What else has proportionately risen by 50% since 1980? Free school lunch and breakfast giveaway programs, that’s what! What is the major component of the free lunch? Surplus milk, cheese, ice cream and butter supplied by USDA. Many of New York City’s kids are African-American and Latin-American and fall below the federal government’s mandated food subsidy program. Asthma deaths are far more fatal in New York than reported, contributing to nearly double the number of deaths previously attributed to disease, according to investigator Calderone of the Daily News.

Dr Neil Schacter, president of the American Lung Association was interviewed for Calderone’s article. Schacter believes that asthma deaths are being under-reported and are sometimes called cardiovascular disease, rather than asthma. Asthma is currently NOT a reportable disease. Dr. Harold Osborne, Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Long Island Hospital College was quoted as saying:

“If you are a person with asthma and another chronic illness such as heart disease, and you are found dead, it is very likely that your cause of death will automatically be listed as heart-related.”

Why is the medical community ignorant of scientific studies implicating milk and dairy products as the cause of asthma? This appeared in the journal of Pediatric Immunology (1995;11)

“Food allergy may trigger allergic respiratory symptoms through two main routes: ingestion or inhalation. We have shown that a significant proportion of children with IgE-mediated cow’s milk allergy experienced asthma following double-blind, placebo-controlled oral food challengewith cow’s milk.”

Clinical studies support the asthma-milk connection:

“In a series of 48 patients suffering from either nonseasonal asthma or classic migraine, a marked clinical alleviation was obtained in 33 patients by removing all cows milk protein from their diet.”

THE AUTOPSY – CORONER CASE # 98-6262ME

Residues of two drugs were detected in Flo Jo’s blood. One was aspirin and the other Benadryl. Benadryl is an antihistamine. Flo Jo had histamines produced in her body. She was congested. She took Benadryl to relive her congestion. Why was it not clear that Flo Jo took Benadryl because she experienced congestion from mucus? I had many conversations with the coroner’s office. “Look at the lungs,” I pleaded. “Examine the contents of her stomach.” I was told that this was not necessary. I wondered why not.

If dairy products, particularly cheese, were found in her stomach, this could at the very least confirm the suspicion of a violent histological reaction to CASEIN, the powerful allergen. Page three of the autopsy contains the smoking gun:

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM “The stomach contains 250 cc of digested material including some yellow flecks, possibly cheese.”

Digested material?

Had it been digested it would not have been recognizable!

Two hundred and fifty cubic centimeters of material, almost TEN hours later!

WAS FLO JO CONGESTED?

Here is what the autopsy reveals about Flo Jo’s internal organs:

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

“The lobes of the lungs are light-pink-to-dark-purple with marked congestion and a large amount of frothy fluid exuding with pressure. The lumen of the tracheobronchial tree contains mucus and frothy fluid.” Flo Jo’s lungs were congested. She could not breathe.

OTHER BODY ORGANS – ALL CONGESTED

“The small and large bowels show congestion… the liver has a congested appearance… pancreas, congested appearance… the pyramids of the kidneys are congested… section shows marked acute congestion… cut sections of the adrenal glands show acute congestion… a large amount of frothy fluid is present in the larynx… cut sections of the thyroid gland show congestion… congestion is noted in the pancreas.” … On and on, organ after organ, filled with a glue produced by the body’s defense to this powerful allergen and tenacious glue, *** CASEIN ***.

CLOSING COMMENTS

Flo Jo’s death was a tragedy. Her life was a symbol of inspiration to us all. From death she cries to us with a powerful message which the medical examiner missed. Such a message places suspicion and blame upon an industry who hired her to betray those who trusted her with the dairy message. Milk did Flo Jo’s body no good at all. Milk and dairy products do no good for those who have asthmatic reactions to CASEIN. The medical examiner noted that those yellow flecks in her stomach were “possibly cheese.” The medical examiner did not consider the fact that Benadryl was taken by Flo Jo to battle congestion. The medical examiner did not consider a link between the congestion in her internal organs to the Benadryl or the common reaction to bovine proteins, particularly CASEIN, which represents eighty percent of all milk protein. In June of 1998, TIME Magazine disparaged Robert Cohen for daring to say that milk protein was dangerous. Flo Jo paid for her ignorance with her precious and beautiful life. Please spread this message so that others might be spared a similar horror. After Flo Jo’s death, William Rhoden of the New York Times wrote:

“Flo Jo ran like the wind; critics said she was wind aided.   Flo Jo ran with power; they said it was drug aided.   Flo Jo ran with style;   critics said that with six-inch fingernails and bodysuits, her career was a triumph of style over substance.    Now Florence Griffith Joyner is gone, dead at the age of 38, and there is nothing else to say.”

Read a follow-on article from 11/23/98In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to the

Mary Ruth Joyner Trust Fund
California Federal Bank
23012 Alicia Parkway
Mission Viejo, California 92692


Robert Cohen author of:   MILK – The Deadly Poison
(201-871-5871)
Executive Director (notmilkman@notmilk.com)
Dairy Education Board
http://www.notmilk.com


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