Interesting Information/Vaccines: Terry Wahls, M.D., On Vaccine Theory

Interesting Information/Vaccines:  April 22, 2015

Terry Wahls, MD, On Vaccine Theory

Terry Wahls is a clinical professor medicine at the University of Iowa and a staff physician at the Iowa City VA Hospital.

Terry Wahls cured herself of MS.  Her Ted Talk about how she effected that cure is elsewhere on this blog.  (Use the search button.)

Jeff Hays, who made BOUGHT, is sending along short “outtakes” that did not get into the movie.

Here’s Terry Wahls discussing her concerns about the theory and practice of vaccines:

Bought Movie Bonus Short- Terry Wahls, M.D. | Jeff Hays Films.

Interesting Information: Erin Brockovich Calls For End to Fluoride in Drinking Water

Interesting Information:  April 22, 2015

Erin Brockovich Calls For End to Fluoride in Drinking Water

The legendary Erin Brockovich has come out with a strong statement on putting fluoride into our drinking water.

It’s on her Facebook page–in case my link below somehow does not work.  Scroll down to the large blue and white circle that says “STOP FLUORIDE.”

You should also know that I have put lots of solid materials on fluoride in drinking water on this blog, including three Mainely Tipping Points Essays covering a major book by three senior scientists who also damn putting fluoride in water:

The Case against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There by Paul Connett, James Beck, and H. Spedding Micklem.  

Indeed, since I wrote those essays, more and more information has come out that damns putting fluoride into EVERYONE’S water.

(1) Erin Brockovich.

Interesting Information: What is Homeopathy?

Interesting Information:  April 22, 2015

What is Homeopathy?

When I first moved to Maine I’d never heard of homeopathy.

At the time, I had crippling back aches and joint pains and had just recovered from a case of poison ivy so severe that it went all over my body so that I had huge patches of open, weeping sores everywhere.

Friends here connected me with a terrific homeopath.

Eleven years later, I’m so happy to be working with a homeopath.

I’d try to explain the diametrical differences between mainstream medicine (allopathic medicine) and homeopathic medicine, but I think Amy Lansky does a much better job.

And, yes, there’s plenty of science and lots of studies behind homeopathic medicine:  you just never get to read any of them.  In my terms, that’s how a market works to demonize, ridicule, and drive out a competitor.

I have not had a bad case of poison ivy in twelve years.  I have no more constant pain.  And I am rarely, rarely sick–not even with a cold.

I also now have my own fledging little homeopathic medicine chest which I use when I need to.

Take a look?

The Side of Amy Lansky on Homeopathy.

Turkey Tracks: “Foxy Blue” Quilt

Turkey Tracks:  April 2015

“Foxy Blue” Quilt

It’s official.  “Foxy Blue” was delivered, by SIL Maryann Enright, last Sunday.

This BIG quilt (97 inches square) does not photograph well in its entirety.  It’s much more subtle than the light/dark the camera is picking up.

The focus fabric is a Foxglove pattern–thus the name.

I wanted to make a low-impact quilt, Kaffe Fasset style, and to use my blue 2 1/2-inch squares.  (I have a whole BIG box of these squares left.)



I chose a batik backing that works really well.  It sort of glows.  And a sort of seafoam binding.  You can also see that I mixed hourglass/broken dishes blocks into the borders, which gave, I think, a lot of visual interest.



Here’s a good shot of the focus fabric.



And one of the movement in the quilt.



The corners.  I used a pantograph called Hyancith Grande that I’ve had for some time.  It’s by Patricia Ritter.  And I used a low-contrast thread.  The quilting came out really well.



Another view:




And another:



The middle is comprised of the stash squares, with no attempt made to order them in any way in terms of light and dark.



It’s a beautiful quilt…

Love, too, the bits of purple foxglove that punctuate the quilt.