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November 2011   


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Formaldehyde Exposure
Through the largest organ of your Body
Formaldehyde found in: carpets, furniture, vaccinations, some bed materials, some wood material.

Since August 2010, health agencies have been investigating the potential risk of formaldehyde exposure from a variety of hair straightening products, especially products marketed as “keratin-based.”

Many keratin-based hair smoothing products contain formaldehyde. Because of the way the formaldehyde reacts in these products, some manufacturers, importers, or distributors might list other names for formaldehyde on product information or might claim that the product is "formaldehyde-free." Formaldehyde might be listed as methylene glycol, formalin, methylene oxide, paraform, formic aldehyde, methanal, oxomethane, oxymethylene, or CAS Number 50-00-0. All of these are names for formaldehyde under OSHA's Formaldehyde standard.
What are the dangers of formaldehyde? First of all it is both a naturally occurring and an industrially created chemical. It is a colorless gas, you cannot see, smell or taste it. When you are exposed to high concentration levels it can have negative effects on your health. You can inhale it or absorb it through your skin. Your largest organ.
Symptoms of Exposure: Watery, burning eyes, nose and throat, asthmatic attacks, skin irritation, headaches and nausea are all possible short term side effects of formaldehyde exposure. Long term effects include cancer and possibly leukemia.

Most products contain only very small amounts of harmful chemicals. The danger lies in our modern habits of using many of these products, and for a long time. As you surround yourself with more and more formaldehyde containing products your exposure level increases. Similarly, the longer you expose yourself to these products the more exposure you are getting.
Below are some Natural Ways to Clean your hair without the harmful exposure to this dangerous chemical.
Clarifying Shampoo
Here's a baking soda shampoo recipe which will clean your hair and help get rid of dirt, oil or conditioner build up. You can just take Complete Tissue Shampoo and add 3-4 tsp of baking soda and juice of half lemon to it. Mix well and use it to wash your hair. Rub it thoroughly over your hair and scalp. Rinse it thoroughly with cold water, so that no residue is left. Finish by applying a rinse of 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and then rinsing it off with water. This clarifying shampoo will not leave your hair dry as the clarifying shampoos available in the market do.

For Regular Wash
If you are wondering how to make baking soda shampoo recipe for regular wash, here's the answer. Take 1/2 cup of baking soda and 2-4 drops of your favorite essential oil, Rosemary (I use Eucalyptus and Peppermint.) would be an excellent choice, and add it to wet hair. Apply it thoroughly, all over your hair and scalp. Rub your scalp with finger tips, in circular motion. Now run a wide-tooth comb through your hair to help this paste spread over your hair. Wait for 1-5 minutes and wash off with cold water. Make sure no residue is left behind. Air dry your hair and style hair as usual. I have been washing my hair with baking soda water, with a couple of drops of peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils then rinsing with 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 1 cup of water -then rinse well - for a while now and my hair feels cleaner and more manageable than ever before. (My sisters and kids are asking what new product I am using.)

Leave in conditioner
1/2 cup aloe vera - 1/2 cup water - 2 drops jojoba  a few drops of vegetable glycerine 2 drops peppermint essential oil and 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil or your favorite essential oil.

For Frizzy Hair
For curly, fizzy or unmanageable hair, here's something you need to use with a regular wash of baking soda shampoo. Take 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of warm water. Once you rinse with baking soda according to the above mentioned procedure, take the mixture of vinegar and water and apply it over your hair. Leave it for about 10 minutes. Now, wash off your hair with cold water. This vinegar and baking soda shampoo recipe will help you have shiny and manageable locks.

For Dry Hair
If your hair is extremely dry, here's an addition to the baking soda shampoo recipe. Add 2-3 tsp of honey to the paste of baking soda, water and your favorite essential oil drops and use it in the same way to wash your hair. Rinse and follow with vinegar wash. Finish with cold water rinse to get smooth hair. You can vary the amount of honey as required. For extremely dry hair, honey and olive oil mask can be applied on the hair for 30 minutes. Follow by use of baking soda homemade shampoo to cleanse hair and vinegar for conditioning hair.

Dry Shampoo for Oily Hair
Well if you are running late and don't have time to shampoo, dry and style hair, here's an easy way to get rid of greasy and oily locks. Try this dry shampoo for hair that is prepared by using baking soda. Mix 1 part baking soda with 1 part corn starch, add 3 drops of essential oil to it. Now apply this mixture from roots till the tips of hair and comb thoroughly with a fine comb. Get ready with fresh and oil-free hair.

Essential oils and honey recipes for beauty found here > > >

Cleaning your home Chemical Free! Lots of recipes click here > > >

A parasite transmitted through blood transfusions

There are a lot of things that can go wrong when you are going to have surgery.  But one of the few things that's supposed to be safe is the blood supply, right?  After all, blood donations are screened for seven infectious agents, including HIV and hepatitis.  But now new research has found that there is a tick parasite that has been transmitted through blood transfusions appearing in the blood supply.

Babesia, carried and transmitted by deer ticks throughout the Northeast and northern Midwest United States, is now the most commonly reported infectious agent spread by blood transfusion, according to a study performed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  And this is not an infection for which blood donors are being screened.

In their analysis of patient records, the researchers found 162 cases of babesia that were transmitted by transfusion between 1979 and 2009.  Of those infected, there were 27 fatalities.  However, it is not possible at this time to pinpoint how many of them died from the babesia as opposed to their previous illness or complications from surgery.

Lyme disease is a multi-faceted recurrent illness caused by the tick borne spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi and its co infections, Babesia.

Babesia can live in the blood and tissues, and in the white and red blood cells. It has a least 4 forms, granular, spirochete, cell wall deficient, and cyst phase. The cyst phase can lay dormant for at least 11 months and maybe longer. It also develops blebs, which detach from the spirochete. The blebs are composed of chromosomal material. It is a gram negative anaerobic organism. There is also reported in the early literature of a concomitant virus found in the deer along with Babesia. The Babesia loves fatty tissues and can bore through tissue. Babesia can live inside the red blood cells.

The condition affects all systems of the body and can present in some of following ways:

Random mild to severe pains in the large joints
Gout like symptoms
Random localized numbness and burning on the surface of the skin
Skin rashes that look like psoriasis or other strange aberrations
Fever of unknown origin
Digestive complaints, nausea and vomiting
Debilitating Fatigue
High blood sugar/ cellular resistant diabetes/ sugar and carbo craving/wht gain
Severe headaches including migraines, meningitis
Stabbing pain and heaviness in the eyes
Bells palsy can be both sides
Trembling of the limbs and head
Severe pain in the back of the neck and spine
Paralysis of the entire body or parts
Insomnia and nightmares
Uncontrollable anger and depression
Loss of short term memory
Poor concentration
Reduced task completion
Brain fog
Burning and red (infected) eyes
Chronic cough/asthma
Aggravation during menses due to cyclical immune functions changes
Panic attacks
Pins and needles, numbness of extremities
Highly sensitive to touch
Sore throat
Low body temperature
Cellular resistance to insulin, high blood sugar
Sensitivity to change in the weather

This is an illness of a thousand manifestations

The following herbs, supplements, and dietary recommendations may also be a part of your treatment plan. Although they are widely used for intestinal parasites.

SPK Formula (old name Spirokete) by Hanna Kroeger

Cloves it is the only thing I know of that will kill the eggs.
Vitamin C,

Parasite treatment can be successful with things such as wormwood, cloves, garlic, pumpkin seed, black walnut, pomegranate, bayberry, etc.

All while doing this you Rosemary should be using cyst busters such as Grapefruit seed extract.

1) Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativa) has been found to have activity against Ascaris (roundworm), Giardia lamblia, Trypanosoma, Plasmodium, and Leishmania.

Garlic is available in capsules and as whole garlic cloves.

2) Cloves cloves is the herb that will penetrate the egg of the parasites so your  body can eliminate and pass them. 

3) Goldenseal

The herb goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis) has been used historically for infections involving the mucous membranes in the body, such as respiratory tract infections.

Preliminary lab studies suggest that berberine, the active constituent of goldenseal, is active against Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, and Plasmodium.

4) Black walnut

Black walnut is a folk herbal remedy used for ringworm and athlete's foot. The juice of unripe hulls of black walnut that are used for parasites and fungal infections. Supports microorganism resistance; intestinal and blood.  I've been using herbal dewormers (wormwood, tarragon, thyme, and Black Walnut) and have done parasite counts before and after treatment with both drugs and the herbs, and I'm much more satisfied with the herbal results.

5) Wormwood

The herb wormwood (Artemesia annua) has been used for centuries as a herbal remedy for intestinal parasites. Preliminary research suggests wormwood may have activity against Ascaris lumbricoides, Plasmodium, Schistosoma mansoni, and Giardia.

Wormwood contains sesquiterpene lactones, which are thought to weaken parasite membranes.

Wormwood can be found in tea, liquid extract, or capsule form, however, the pure oil is considered toxic and should not be ingested.

6) Wormseed

Wormseed (Chenopodium ambrosioides) is a traditional herbal remedy in the tropics for expelling roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms.

Concentrated wormseed oil is too potent to use, so many herbalists consider wormseed tea to be preferable.

7) Pumpkin Seeds

Traditionally, pumpkin seeds (Curcubita pepo) have been used as a remedy for tapeworms and roundworms.

Herbalists often recommend large amounts, up to 25 ounces for adults. The seeds are often mashed and mixed with juice. Two or three hours after consuming the pumpkin seeds, a laxative is often recommended to help cleanse the intestines.

8) Grapefruit seed

Grapefruit seed extract is usually found in liquid form in health food stores. When the FDA tested grapefruit seed extract in 1990 with 200 patients who had internal parasitic infections, they found that it gave more symptomatic relief than any other treatment.

9) Diet

These are some dietary recommendations often suggested to support the intestinal parasite cleansing process:

  • Temporarily avoid coffee, refined sugar, alcohol, and refined foods.
  • Eat anti-parasitic foods. Try eating more raw garlic. Pineapple contains the digestive enzyme bromelain. A diet rich in pineapple can help to clear certain parasites such as tapeworms. Papaya seeds contain enzymes that help to digest protein. They can be chewed, but watch out, they are as hot as mustard seeds.
  • Carrots, sweet potatoes, and squash are some foods that are rich in beta carotene, a precursor for vitamin A. Vitamin A is thought to increase resistance to penetration by larvae.Vitamin C and zinc also support the immune system
  • Probiotics such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacteria, and L. bulgaricus can help to rebuild beneficial intestinal bacteria.
  • Tumeric and cloves are other spices that can help fight parasites.

10) Intestinal cleansing

Intestinal cleansing involves the use of a higher-fiber diet plus supplements such as psyllium husks, citrus pectin, papaya extract, bentonite clay, activated charcoal, pumpkin seeds, beet root, and/or flaxseeds.
There are many Cleanses to choose from Here > > >

I rub the bottoms of my feet with a little olive oil and a few drops of Healthy Spice essential oil blend. You could use X-Plauge, or cloves on the bottoms of your feet.

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Read More on Parasites here > > >

And let's face it, transfusions themselves aren't the safest procedure to begin with.  Several studies that found that transfusions increase your risk of heart attack and death.  The problem lies in the fact that the oxygen-transporting efficacy of stored blood begins to decay almost immediately.  This is because stored red blood cells become deficient in nitric oxide, thus limiting their ability to get oxygen to tissues that need it.  There is a 70 percent drop in the first day of storage.  By the twenty-first day, the molecule is below the level of detectability.  In the U.S., red blood cells can legally be stored up to 42 days before blood banks are required to discard them.

But it's even worse than that.  Because transfused blood is deficient in nitric oxide, it actually sucks nitric oxide out of the surrounding tissue to compensate.  This causes that tissue to constrict and become deoxygenated.  If that tissue happens to be heart muscle, you have a real problem.

The bottom line is that transfusions should be a last resort except, in fact, when they are indeed the last resort.

5 truths about surviving (and maybe even enjoying!) your holiday season with the family
1. Before you set foot on a plane/train/highway, figure out how you want the holiday to go.

Most of us don't go into the holidays with a strategic plan for how we'd like it to go. Rather, we compose a mental script of how things are LIKELY to go -- typically a full-length caper packed with  door slamming, kitchen brawling, and possible police intervention.
But what we don't do is formulate is a clear vision of what a festive, peaceful, and joyful holiday would look like. We don't really think about holidays or anything else this way; rather, we flood our consciousness with memories of How It Was In the Past.
Permit yourself a bit of fantasy -- what would a NON-dysfunctional holiday look like? Or an ideal holiday, even? How would everyone act? What events would take place? Would it simply mean no fighting between certain parties? Your parents sitting peacefully in the same room? Have some fun with this fantasy. Write it down, even. The objective here isn't to create an unattainable goal, or set you up for disappointment -- but it's near impossible to put together a fun holiday when you haven't even considered what the phrase means.

2. Ask not what your family should do to give you a great holiday, but what you can do to make it happen.

We're all absolutely amazing at identifying what's wrong with other people. Particularly our family members.
To give the whole thing a hint of irony, each of us is likewise equipped with powerful blinders to our own faults and shortcomings. Plus we detest hearing about them from someone else. We'll go to great lengths to avoid it. Our brains have quite literally evolved to make us fear death, pain, starvation, and 5 words: "There's something wrong with you."
The kicker, of course, is that unless we turn the fault-mirror on ourselves, we will see no change in the way people act/react around us.

So what does all this mean for the holiday meal? Your actions will, in large part, determine the behavior of those around you. Which means that if you would like your family's behavior to be different, you'll have to start the chain reaction yourself. There's no other option -- you simply cannot make everyone else act exactly how they're supposed to in order to satisfy your personal preferences (trust me -- I've tried).

Does this take work? Sure. It takes far more drudgery to create happiness than it does to complain about the infinite sources of unhappiness.

3. You have a unique superpower in your family -- use it for good, not evil.

We all have some small adaptation that helps everyone around us. Some skill or talent that enables us to get along.
Similarly, we all have a unique power in our families. It might be a role that you play, or a talent that no one else has. One could be the clown -- to lighten things up in a family full of a-glass-broke-it-must-be-Armageddon types. One could be the aesthete -- creating beautiful food, flower arrangements, paintings, etc. that everyone could enjoy. The key is figuring out your superpower, and then using it for good. You can make a quip that gets everyone laughing, or you can slash your relatives in half with a barb -- the choice i

4. To get a great holiday, all you really have to do is dole out acknowledgment.

Being with your family can be an exercise in unyielding repetition. We show up at our parents' house, we fall effortlessly into the same old behavior patterns, our mouths spout the same petulant complaints, our psyches fall into the same state we've inhabited in that house since we were in diapers.
And it doesn't help that everyone else is exactly the same, descending into their own emotional baggage simultaneously. You can see it in their faces as you look around the table.
You're a smart individual -- you know exactly what's happening with each of your family members. You know exactly where their hurts lie, how to probe the old wounds, what to say to set them off on a murderous fray. But on the other side, you know what they NEED in order to feel like whole and complete human beings.
It all boils down to acknowledgment -- telling someone that you appreciate/admire/respect something about them. Everyone wants this, and almost no one ever gives it. Especially to their families. Seriously -- we almost never do. We take the least expensive thing we possess, and we lock them away like a 12-carat diamond. It's like driving a taco truck through a Somalian village without ever stopping to throw the starving kids a burrito. Which you would never do, because you're not heartless. And yet we march through the holidays without ever once doling out a kind word to our family members.
So try it out. Release the Acknowledgment Minotaur and let him tear through your living room. Proffer acknowledgment to everyone who steps through the door.

5. Everything's more fun when you turn it into a game.

Outside of Hollywood and stand-up comedy, we don't always treat concepts like "family" with much fun. Rather, we treat them like Atlas-type weights crushing our shoulders and dragging us into Hell.
Still, there's nothing stopping you from lightening things up. And a great way to do this is to turn the entire holiday experience -- the travel, the awkward interactions, the inevitable gaffes -- into one big game. Games are inherently not life or death -- you can win, lose, and play again indefinitely -- which is why they're great for leeching out the significance and emotional weight we attach to concepts like "My Dysfunctional Family." We play them to have a good time, experience a range of emotions, and develop the skills necessary to win. If you approach your family holiday like you would approach a game, the results could be astounding. Think about it: You're the Mario in your own universe of Fire Flowers and Super Mushrooms and undermining brothers-in-law. It's not your chain-smoking, absinthian grandmother -- it's a Koopa Troopa begging for defeat (if you think Super Mario Bros. is stupid, just run with me on the metaphor -- and accept that you're wrong).
The kicker is that everyone wins in this scenario -- if you're keeping it light and enjoying yourself, the fun will trickle down. And after a few hours of contagious fun, who knows what could happen?

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