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Interesting Information: Amy Myers MD: The Functional Approach to Preventing the Flu

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Interesting Information:  October 15, 2014

The Functional Approach to Preventing the Flu


In Camden, Maine, today, there were signs advertising flu shots outside the grocery store and the drug store.

So, it’s “flu shot” season again.

Flu shots are BIG business and enormously profitable.


Amy Myers MD is part of the growing movement toward functional medicine–which seeks to find the causes of illness rather than just treating symptoms.

I signed up for Dr. Myers’ blog posts.  Today’s was on the flu shot.

Take a look?  Take a look BEFORE you get a flu shot.  Please.  For one thing, you can see what’s in the flu shot before you allow those ingredients into your body.

Amy Myers MD.

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October 14, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Documentary Review and Interesting Information: Bought Movie: Your Health Brought To You By Wall Street

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Documentary Review and Interesting Information:  October 14, 2014


Your Health Brought To You By Wall Street


Take a minute and preview this trailer for BOUGHT.


If we do not collectively understand what has gone radically wrong in our so-called “democracy,” we cannot possibly take the grassroots steps needed to begin to fix it.  Those steps are always going to involve making different consumer choices, beginning with the choices that impact our health the most drastically.

Science is no longer the arbitrator of what is good for human health.  The market–industry–corporations–has replaced science with their need for profits.  They’ve co-opted our regulatory and legal structures so that they are now toothless.

Well-being doctors are caught in “kool aid loops” produced by industry that does not allow conflicting information into the loop.  Doctors are tied to one-size-fits-all “standards of care” that they pretty much have to practice if they want to keep their licenses. Most docs have no nutritional training whatsoever, so do not understand the roll good, or bad, food plays in human health.

Jeff Hays is a respected and award-winning film maker.

Bought Movie | Jeff Hays FilmBought Movie | Your Health Brought To You By Wall Street.

Many of us are sick.  It’s time to make changes.  Start with understanding the problems.


PS:  the DVD will be coming out shortly.


Written by louisaenright

October 14, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Turkey Tracks:

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Turkey Tracks:  October 14, 2014

“My Salad”


We got a bag of mixed lettuce from our CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) farm, Hope’s Edge, last Friday.

Located just west of me, the farm has had some heavy frosts–though our yo-yo weather continues and today is nearly 70!

So, the lettuce was a welcome treat in our weekly share.  This lettuce has…survived.

When one tries to eat within the seasons, lettuce runs out in the fall.  I personally switch to lacto-fermented foods, like sauerkraut, when the lettuce runs out.  I am so not a fan of the lettuce that gets shipped in here from California in plastic boxes.  That lettuce has been gassed and is very old–like about 18 days old.  Whatever zip was in it is long gone.

I’ve been savoring my bag of lettuce–knowing that the cukes, the tomatoes, the celery are all nearing the end of their days.

Here’s another poem from Jeanine Gervais, who seems to be in a creative mood these days.  She’s eating, likely, what’s left in her garden these days.

My Salad

A Zen Buddhist monk book says

to practice


in the moment


“I am washing the dishes

to wash the dishes”

and so I eat my salad

to eat my salad

15 seeds

in tiny halved cherry tomato

raspberry dressing

a pink blanket

covers green leaves

speckled by black pepper polka dots

the white of sliced



in magenta

a still frame


By Jeanine H. Gervais

October 11, 2014

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October 14, 2014 at 3:46 pm