March 2010 Blog Posts (30)

Eczema, Steroid Creme Alternatives?

An old timey solution we used was Burow's Solution. It is Aluminum Acetate resulting from the reaction of

Calcium acetate and Aluminum Sulfate. It is buffered. I imagine it is the sulfate which helps, similar to Epsom salts which is magnesium sulfate. …

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Added by Pat Robinson on March 29, 2010 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Kombucha- Candida- Mercury Issues

Kombucha has S. boulardii which displaces and replaces candida albicans. Candida binds with mercury to store it out of circulation. If one has/had mercury fillings and detoxes poorly, they are likely to have candida.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC93125/…

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Added by Pat Robinson on March 29, 2010 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Folate vs. folic acid

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Added by Pat Robinson on March 29, 2010 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Comfrey Leaf Infusion 101

Comfrey Leaf Infusion 101

(Symphytum officinale) also known as "knitbone".



Comfrey should not be used by pregnant or nursing women.



Taking comfrey internally is subject to legal restriction in some countries due to liver toxicity that can be caused when taking excessive amounts.



Symphytum officinale benefits:

  • healing wounds
  • helping bone knit and repair after a…
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Added by Pat Robinson on March 29, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Red Clover Leaf Infusion 101

Red Clover Leaf Infusion 101



Red Clover Leaf and Flower Profile


Also known as- Trifolium pretense, Cow Clover, Meadow Clover, Purple Clover, Trefoil, Trifolium pratense, Wild Clover



Introduction

Red clover is a perennial plant that grows wild in most temperate climates. It has been used medicinally to treat a wide variety of conditions, many of them having to do with reproductive functions and menopause. While these

uses are traditional,… Continue

Added by Pat Robinson on March 29, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Oatstraw herbal infusion 101

Oatstraw herbal infusion 101:



Also known as
Avena sativa, Oats, Common Oats, and sometimes referred to as "avena."



Introduction

Oat straw is, as its name suggests, the above-ground parts of the oat plant left after harvesting the grain. In Europe, oat straw is a long-trusted additive to soaps and skin conditioners.



Constituents…

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Added by Pat Robinson on March 29, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Food pH : The Chemistry of the Food We Eat and Why It Matters

We all know that fresh, organic vegetables and fruits are GOOD for us, and sugary, fatty, processed foods are BAD. But why are the GOOD foods good and the BAD foods bad? A lot of it comes down to acids and bases: pH.

In chemistry, pH (short for potentiometric hydrogen ion concentration) is a…

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Added by Sheila Rumble on March 28, 2010 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

The Paper Towel-less Challenge

Who doesn't appreciate the convenience of the paper towel? Rip one off, wipe up a spill, a face, dry hands you are always washing, use as a 'plate' to serve sandwiches, and heck they are even "microwaveable". Ok, that one I added just for comedy sake, because haven't paper towels always been microwaveable? Ahhh, the ingenuity of marketing. If you have a list of luxuries, paper towels should be on that list. Why? Because they are unnecessary, expensive, and impact our environment in a big,…

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Added by Missy Willis on March 25, 2010 at 5:30pm — 10 Comments

Starting the Garden - Soil Improvement

Growing food in the best chemical-free soil will give you the most healthful food that has more nutrients than grocery store produce. Even if you don't have time to garden on a large scale, everyone should grow a few pots of something to eat!

Our garden is in its second year. I did not expect much the first year - I thought it would take a couple years to turn that neglected, clay-filled pasture into good garden soil, especially since we were not going to bust our butts over…

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Added by Francie on March 22, 2010 at 8:25pm — 1 Comment

Calcium and electrolytes

A resolution?



The main electrolytes in the blood are calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium. And then there's the water variable.



It's pretty common for people to report high calcium symptoms when starting vitamin K. What if the increased production of osteocalcin (from the A/D/K combo) increased the calcium concentration of my blood, which made me suddenly really thirsty and dehydrated? Would my skin showed it first?



I was crazy thirsty all day yesterday and today.… Continue

Added by Shannon on March 15, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

balancing vitamin A

Things are changing



Remember, I started with decent vitamin D levels, and now I've increased my vitamin K, in the form of HVBO, and it's helping with fatigue. It appears my days of exhaustion are very highly correlated with vitamin A intake. Including today. I'm thinking the A is using up the K in ways that don't give me more energy. Like mineralizing bone and tooth enamel.



This morning, the palms of my hands seemed extra dry and almost chapped. Mostly around the edges and on… Continue

Added by Shannon on March 15, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Vitamin K, fatigue, and mineralization

My next experiment:



I think I have decent/good vitamin D levels, based on testing and fairly high dose supplementing. I think I have woefully low vitamin A levels, based on the lack of preformed vit A in my diet, and my aversion to cod liver oil. I was assuming that my vitamin K2 levels were decent, based on the massive quantity of Kerrygold butter that I consume.



With my fatigue experiments (see my… Continue

Added by Shannon on March 13, 2010 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

What is a fever?

A fever is usually a healthy child's response to an illness. By raising the body temperature, a child's immune system can defend against invading organisms by increasing the release of white blood cells and other specialized disease-fighting immune cells. Most fevers in children last between one and three days, with temperatures ranging from 101 degrees F to 104 degrees F.

What to do about a child's fever is a common question. As an antipyretic…

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Added by Pat Robinson on March 12, 2010 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Bone broth is wonderful for healing colds and flus!

Bone broth is easy. Roast a chicken, put the carcass in a pot of water, simmer for 1-2 days. Strain, use as soup, or for cooking rice, pasta, gravy or drink it straight. We have a cup of broth for the minerals each morning. Use only organic or pastured chickens or 100% grass-fed beef bones. You can just add the whole chicken to a large pot, simmer a couple of hours, the meat will fall off the bone, then leave the bones to simmer for 1-2 days.



Broth has HUGE healing…

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Added by Pat Robinson on March 12, 2010 at 4:30pm — 17 Comments

Migraines?

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Added by Pat Robinson on March 12, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Biotin, fatigue, and acidosis

I have a partial biotinidase deficiency. I only know cause I asked my doctor to test for it, and I only thought to do that because biotinidase deficiency is associated with Accutane use. And I was on Accutane 10 years ago. Biotinidase is the enzyme that recycles biotin, and deficiency is treated with high doses of biotin. I tried increasing my biotin from 5mg/day to 40mg, with the intention of tapering down to find the right dose. And not only did morning sickness kick in the next day, but my… Continue

Added by Shannon on March 12, 2010 at 2:58pm — 1 Comment

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