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Interesting Information: Bathrooms and Toxic Exposure

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Interesting Information:  February 12, 2019

Bathrooms and Toxic Exposure

Our skin is the largest “organ” in our bodies.

Our skin ABSORBS what gets put on it—straight into our bodies.

Much of what we are putting on our skin these days is extremely toxic.  We gleefully slather on toxic brews that we think smell good.  Only, unless one is using an essential oil, the smells are chemically composed.

We wear clothing we have doused in laundry products that are also toxic.  Be especially aware of the toxic nature of dryer cloths.  I only put then in my mailbox to deter hornets from nesting there.

We shampoo often with toxic brews—you can just rinse out your hair unless it is really greasy.  You don’t have to shampoo every day.

We soap ourselves off with soaps composed of fake chemical smells.  Also, over-soaping our bodies washes off the natural colonies that form and that protect us from invastion through our skin.  So, wash often, especially in warm weather, but don’t soap up unless you have really gotten into grease or actual dirt.  You won’t “smell.”  Water is corrosive in and of itself, and it can clean you off just fine.  In modern water systems, the water is heavily treated to keep it clean anyway, and your skin aborbs whatever is in that water.

Use a non-toxic deoderant. I love salt sticks which are readily available.  Baking soda and a bit of corn starch to make it less scratchy also  works.

Make-up, of course, is a real problem.  As are “moisturers.”  I use a good coconut oil laced with fun essential oils.

Here’s a post with more information:

http://adifferentkindofdoctor.blogspot.com/2019/01/5-ways-to-reduce-toxin-exposure-in.html#more

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February 12, 2019 at 10:05 am

Interesting Information: Brene Brown on Blame

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Turkey Tracks:  January 10, 2019

Brené Brown on Blame

Here’s a funny, but useful video.

 

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January 10, 2019 at 10:40 am

Turkey Tracks: YOU ARE LOVED

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Turkey Tracks:  January 9, 2019

YOU ARE LOVED

I love this blog:  Completely Cauchy.

Here is a recent quilt by Chawne Kimber.

https://cauchycomplete.wordpress.com/2019/01/07/sorta-mute-monday-the-one-with-slow-poetry/

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January 9, 2019 at 9:25 am

Interesting Information: Is There Poison in Cereals?

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Interesting Information:  November 25, 2018

Is There Poison in Cereals?

The picture below comes from a science project at some of my grandkids school, Mason Prep in Charleston, SC.

Their answer is yes, there is glysophate in cereals—and I would say in a lot of our commercial food.  Glysophate is in Round-up.  And, yes, it does affect humans, contrary to a lot of industry propaganda.

Here is a recent study about the health impact of eating organic food—a huge study done recently.

I have been asked many times about the cost of eating organic.  I have two answers:  cancer is incredibly expensive in ways you can’t imagine until you get enmeshed in that event.  Secondly, when I married over 50 years ago now, we were advised to plan for 25% of our budget to be spent on food.  Today, Americans spend about 10% of their income on foods—and it’s crap, fake food that is dangerous.  If you want to be healthy, want your kids to be healthy, you have to change the way you eat and you have to cook clean, fresh foods.  Period.

 

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November 25, 2018 at 10:33 am

Interesting Information: The Obama Portraits

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Interesting Information:  March 18, 2018

The Obama Portraits and the History of African American Portraiture

Bellevue High School classmate (class of 1963) Toni Venz sent me this fascinating article about the Obama portraits.  Thanks so much Toni.

I picked up the info on Michelle Obama’s dress and the connections to the Gee’s Bend quilters, but I didn’t know anything about what was going on in Obama’s portrait.

I hope you enjoy this article as much as I did.

 

via The Obama Portraits and the History of African American Portraiture

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March 18, 2018 at 3:01 pm

Interesting Information: Bees Marching In

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Interesting Information:  March 9, 2018

Bees Marching In

DIL Tamara Kelly sent me this very interesting video the other day.

Tami is director of BEE CAUSE, an organization that is now national and that works to preserve bees.  It was started by the Savannah Bee Company.

This is the season of swarming bees in the south.  When this swarm was captured and rehomed, the rescuers placed the queen into the new hive box.

Watch what happens.

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March 9, 2018 at 2:29 pm

Interesting Information: Mercola Post: Should You Get the Flu Shot?

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November 14, 2017

Mercola Post:  Should You Get the Flu Shot?

As I noted in the previous post, I will be 73 in March 2018.

The subject of the flu and shingles vaccines comes up frequently in my network of senior citizens.

Please read the section in the previous post about why our doctors are pushing these two vaccines for seniors.

This Mercola post provides much-needed information.

Here is a synopsis, and the link, which has a lot of information beyond the synopsis, is below.

Story at-a-glance

  • At the end of 2015, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis revealed that, between 2005 and 2015, the influenza vaccine was less than 50 percent effective more than half of the time
  • During the 2015/2016 flu season, FluMist, the live virus nasal spray, had a failure rate of 97 percent. The CDC did not recommend it last year and still recommends against using it during the 2017-2018 flu season
  • Shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration, which includes chronic pain, limited range of motion, nerve damage and frozen shoulder, are typically the result of the injection being administered too high on the arm
  • The 2016-2017 flu vaccine, which was very well-matched to circulating viral strains and hailed as “one of the most effective in years,” turned out to be another dismal failure
  • The vaccine had no clear effect in those between the ages of 18 and 49. Ditto for the elderly. Among young children, the effectiveness was about 60 percent. In other age groups, the effectiveness topped out at 42 percent

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/11/09/2017-2018-flu-vaccine-update.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20171109Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM165078&et_rid=112632491

 

Additionally, the flu shot still has mercury in it.

Drug store employees are not properly trained in all cases to administer the shot and would likely have no training of what to do if there is a dangerous reaction.

There is mounting evidence that multiple flu shots reduce your ability to handle the flu.

Immunologists are quite clear that they do not fully understand the human immune system.

Vaccines have many, many unintended consequences that are detrimental to human health.  These consequences are well documented, but are not discussed widely by mainstream media.

One of the better vaccine informational sites is the National Vaccine Information Center,  NVIC.org.

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November 14, 2017 at 2:21 pm