FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, January 12, 2016
No Deaths from
Supplements. No Deaths from Minerals. No Deaths from Amino Acids. No Deaths from
by Andrew W. Saul,
(OMNS, Jan 12, 2016) Not only are there no deaths from vitamins, there are also
zero deaths from any supplement. The most recent (2014)
information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System, and published in
the journal Clinical Toxicology (1), shows no deaths whatsoever
from dietary supplements across the board.
No deaths from
There were zero deaths from any dietary mineral supplement. This means there
were no fatalities from calcium, magnesium, chromium, zinc, colloidal silver,
selenium, iron, or multimineral supplements. Reported in the "Electrolyte and
Mineral" category was a fatality from the medical use of "Sodium and sodium
salts" and another fatality from non-supplemental iron, which was clearly and
specifically excluded from the supplement category.
No deaths from any
other nutritional supplement
Additionally, there were zero deaths from any amino acid or single-ingredient
herbal product. This means no deaths at all from blue cohosh, echinacea, ginkgo
biloba, ginseng, kava kava, St. John's wort, valerian, yohimbe, Asian medicines,
ayurvedic medicines, or any other botanical. There were zero deaths from
creatine, blue-green algae, glucosamine, chondroitin, or melatonin. There were
zero deaths from any homeopathic remedy.
But when in doubt,
blame a supplement. Any supplement.
There was one death attributed to a "Multi-Botanical Without Ma Huang or Citrus
Aurantium." It is interesting that they knew what was not in it but did not know
what was in it. This is hearsay at best, and scaremongering at
worst. There was one death alleged from some "Unknown Dietary Supplement or
Homeopathic Agent." This, too, indicates complete lack of certainly as to what
may or may not have been involved. One fatality was attributed to "Energy
Products: Unknown." First of all, energy drinks or "products" are not
nutritional supplements. But more importantly, how can an accusation be based on
the unknown? Equally unscientific are the two deaths attributed to "Energy
Products: Other." Well, what products were they? These are no more than vague,
unsubstantiated allegations. Claiming causation without even knowing what
substance or ingredient to accuse is baseless.
The truth: no man,
woman or child died from any nutritional supplement. Period.
If nutritional supplements are allegedly so "dangerous," as the FDA, the news
media, and even some physicians still claim, then where are the bodies?
Mowry JB, Spyker DA, Brooks DE et al. (2015) 2014 Annual Report of the American
Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System (NPDS): 32nd
Annual Report, Clinical Toxicology, 53:10, 962-1147,
The lengthy, full text article is also available for free download from
is Orthomolecular Medicine
Orthomolecular medicine uses safe, effective nutritional therapy to fight
illness. For more information:
NO DEATHS FROM VITAMINS. ABSOLUTELY NONE.
Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, January 3, 2016
No Deaths from
Vitamins. Absolutely None.
Confirmed by America's Largest Database
by Andrew W. Saul,
(OMNS, Jan 3, 2016) There were no deaths whatsoever from vitamins
in the year 2014. The 32th annual report from the American Association of Poison
Control Centers shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins. And, there were no
deaths whatsoever from vitamin A, niacin, vitamin B-6, any other B-vitamin.
There were no deaths from vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, or from any
vitamin at all.
Zero deaths from vitamins. Want to bet this will never be on the evening news?
Well, have you seen it there? And why not?
After all, over half of the U.S. population takes daily nutritional supplements.
If each of those people took only one single tablet daily, that makes about
170,000,000 individual doses per day, for a total of well over 60 billion doses
annually. Since many persons take far more than just one single vitamin tablet,
actual consumption is considerably higher, and the safety of vitamin supplements
is all the more remarkable.
Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD, always said: "No one dies from vitamins." He was right
when he said it and he is still right today.
You may already know this, but if not, it’s good info to have on
Info. from Mayo Clinic - submitted by Candace
folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed
because they'll have to get up during the night!!
Attack and Water - Drink 1 glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or
heart attack! I never knew all of this! Interesting...
else I didn't know .... I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so
much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor:
holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell).
When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the
kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier.
you needed your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but
this was news to me.
time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!
water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:
glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack
also add to this... My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help
prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they
cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.
Clinic on Aspirin -
Virend Somers is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic who is the lead author of
the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of
Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having
during the night, When the heart should be most at rest, means that something
happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that
apnea is to blame.
If you take an
aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night.
reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks
happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin
would be strongest in your system.
lasts a really long time in your medicine chest; for years. (when it gets old,
it smells like vinegar).
that we can do to help ourselves:
making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much
faster than the tablets.
Aspirin by your bedside? It's about Heart Attacks -
other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One
must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of
sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.
There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did
not wake up;
however, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If
happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a
Afterwards: - Call 911. - Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very
Say "heart attack!" - Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins. - Take a seat on a
chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and
NOT LIE DOWN!
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE
The power of essential oils!
I just want to share some amazing photos
and a story with you that was shared with me by a friend this past year.
Her young son was out riding his bike and fell while going downhill on a
gravelly road. He was pretty torn up as you can see from the photos and after a
trip to the ER was told that there could be possible surgery to clean out the
Mom came to the rescue with doTERRA essential oils, specifically the “Owie
Spray”. This mom keeps a bottle of ‘Owie Spray’ (recipe below) to use for any
kinds of cuts, scrapes, bumps and bruises. Her kids will run to use it whenever
needed. The only treatment
that he received after the ER was multiple applications of this spray – about 3
– 4 times per day. This little guy was not on any pain medication either. Look
at the progression below from day 1 through the final photo at day 7.
The photos show the healing process in order from left to right. Most notable
are the last three pictures on the right–they are day 4, day 6, and day 7
Pretty Incredible, right? His mom told me recently that there is no scarring
and he is completely healed! It seems hard to believe, but this is an amazing,
true example of the incredible healing that comes with the aid of doTERRA
essential oils. My grandma (and probably yours too) always used to say, “The
proof is in the pudding!” Try it and see. Plain and simple.
Here’s the recipe:
1- A 2 oz glass bottle (see link on our page to Aroma Tools & My Oil
Business where you can purchase these bottles) Oils are best used in glass.
2- The oils – 10 to 20
drops of each:
the miracle oil – a wonderful anti inflammatory and great for trauma.
gentle enough for kids and sensitive skin issues like burns, cuts or
abrasions , also calming so it’s a great idea to diffuse or let the
child smell the oil as well.
documented to kill many bacteria, viruses, and fungi on contact so it is
excellent for cuts, wounds, burns, and anywhere that bacteria might be
found. It has a historical use as an antiseptic for the face, skin
disorders including acne, and dandruff as well.
3- Filled the rest of the way with fractionated coconut oil. This is an all-natural carrier oil that readily absorbs
into the skin making it an ideal oil for topical therapies. Its
feather-light emollient effect provides a soothing barrier without clogging
pores and is excellent for dry or troubled skin. It leaves skin feeling
silky smooth, not greasy like other vegetable carrier oils. It is completely
soluble with all essential oils and is colorless, odorless, and will not
stain or go rancid. For topical use.
We now keep a bottle stocked in our house as well! I love the incredible healing
power of these Certified Pure
Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils!
*Editors note — Thanks for all of the input and questions. We want to clarify
that the final photo is day 7, not day 5 as we had previously posted.
“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or
The original article here
THE MANY USES OF LEMON
Submitted by P Kaye
1. Freshen the Fridge
Remove refrigerator odors with ease. Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge
and leave it in the fridge for several hours. Make sure to toss out any
malodorous items that might be causing the bad smell.
2. High Blood Pressure
Lemon contains potassium which controls high blood pressure and reduces the
effect of nausea and dizziness.
3. Prevent Cauliflower From Turning Brown
Cauliflower tend to turn brown with even the slightest cooking. You can make
sure the white vegetables stay white by squeezing a teaspoon of fresh lemon
juice on them before heating.
4. Mental Health
Lemon water can also prep up your mood and relieve you from depression and
stress. Long distance walkers and world travelers as well as explorers look upon
the lemon as a Godsend. When fatigue begins, a lemon is sucked through a hole in
the top. Quick acting medicine it is, giving almost unbelievable refreshments.
5. Refresh Cutting Boards
No wonder your kitchen cutting board smells! After all, you use it to chop
onions, crush garlic, and prepare fish. To get rid of the smell and help
sanitize the cutting board, rub it all over with the cut side of half a lemon or
wash it in undiluted juice straight from the bottle.
6. Respiratory Problems
Lemon water can reduce phlegm; and can also help you breathe properly and aids a
person suffering with asthma.
7. Treating Arthritis and Rheumatism
Lemon is a diuretic – assists in the production of urine which helps you to
reduce inflammation by flushing out toxins and bacteria while also giving you
relief from arthritis and rheumatism.
8. Prevents Kidney Stones
Regular consumption of the refreshing drink — or even lemon juice mixed with
water — may increase the production of urinary citrate, a chemical in the urine
that prevents the formation of crystals that may build up into kidney stones.
9. Keep Insects Out of the Kitchen
You don’t need insecticides or ant traps to ant-proof your kitchen. Just give it
the lemon treatment. First squirt some lemon juice on door thresholds and
windowsills. Then squeeze lemon juice into any holes or cracks where the ants
are getting in. Finally, scatter small slices of lemon peel around the outdoor
entrance. The ants will get the message that they aren’t welcome. Lemons are
also effective against roaches and fleas: Simply mix the juice of 4 lemons
(along with the rinds) with 1/2 gallon (2 liters) water and wash your floors
with it; then watch the fleas and roaches flee. They hate the smell.
Lemon water reduces the production of free radicals which are responsible for
aging skin and skin damage. Lemon water is calorie free and an antioxidant.
11. Fruit and Vegetable Wash
You never know what kind of pesticides or dirt may be lurking on the skin of
your favorite fruits and vegetables. Slice your lemon and squeeze out one
tablespoon of lemon juice into your spray bottle. The lemon juice is a natural
disinfectant and will leave your fruits and vegetables smelling nice too.
12. Treat Infections
Lemon water can fight throat infections thanks to its antibacterial property. If
salt water does not work for you, try lime and water for gargling.
13. Deodorize Your Garbage
If your garbage is beginning to smell yucky, here’s an easy way to deodorize it:
Save leftover lemon and orange peels and toss them at the base under the bag. To
keep it smelling fresh, repeat once every couple of weeks.
14. Keep Guacamole Green
You’ve been making guacamole all day long for the big party, and you don’t want
it to turn brown on top before the guests arrive. The solution: Sprinkle a
liberal amount of fresh lemon juice over it and it will stay fresh and green.
The flavor of the lemon juice is a natural complement to the avocados in the
guacamole. Make the fruit salad hours in advance too. Just squeeze some lemon
juice onto the apple slices, and they’ll stay snowy white.
15. Purges The Blood
We consume a lot of junk food or food with a lot of preservatives and artificial
flavors. This builds up a lot of toxins in the blood and body but daily
consumption of lemon water helps to purify the blood.
16. Make Soggy Lettuce Crisp
Don’t toss that soggy lettuce into the garbage. With the help of a little lemon
juice you can toss it in a salad instead. Add the juice of half a lemon to a
bowl of cold water. Then put the soggy lettuce in it and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Make sure to dry the leaves completely before putting them into salads or
17. Oral Health
Lemon juice also stops bleeding gums and reduces toothaches
18. Lighten Age Spots
Why buy expensive creams when you’ve got lemon juice? To lighten liver spots or
freckles, try applying lemon juice directly to the area. Let it sit for 15
minutes and then rinse your skin clean. It’s a safe and effective
19. Create Blonde Highlights
For salon-worthy highlights, add 1/4 cup lemon juice to 3/4 cup water and rinse
your hair with the mixture. Then, sit in the sun until your hair dries. To
maximize the effect, repeat once daily for up to a week.
20. Make a Room Scent/Humidifier
Freshen and moisturize the air in your home on dry winter days. Make your own
room scent that also doubles as a humidifier. If you have a wood-burning stove,
place an enameled cast-iron pot or bowl on top, fill with water, and add lemon
(and/or orange) peels, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and apple skins. No wood-burning
stove? Use your stovetop instead and just simmer the water periodically.
21. Clean and Whiten Nails
Pamper your hands without a manicurist. Add the juice of 1/2 lemon to 1 cup warm
water and soak your fingertips in the mixture for 5 minutes. After pushing back
the cuticles, rub some lemon peel back and forth against the nail.
22. Cleanse Your Face
Zap zits naturally by dabbing lemon juice on blackheads to draw them out during
the day. You can also wash your face with lemon juice for a natural cleanse and
exfoliation. Your skin should improve after several days of treatment. Lemon
water is also a cooling agent, best way to beat the heat.
23. Freshen Your Breath
Make an impromptu mouthwash by rinsing with lemon juice straight from the
bottle. Swallow for longer-lasting fresh breath. The citric acid in the juice
alters the pH level in your mouth, killing bacteria that causes bad breath.
Rinse after a few minutes because long-term exposure to the acid in lemons can
harm tooth enamel.
24. Treat Flaky Dandruff
If itchy, scaly dandruff has you scratching your head, relief may be no farther
away than your refrigerator. Just massage two tablespoons lemon juice into your
scalp and rinse with water. Then stir one teaspoon lemon juice into one cup
water and rinse your hair with it. Repeat daily until your dandruff disappears.
25. Get Rid of Tough Stains on Marble
You probably think of marble as stone, but it is really petrified calcium (also
known as old seashells). That explains why it is so porous and easily stained
and damaged. Those stains can be hard to remove. If washing won’t remove a
stubborn stain, try this: Cut a lemon in half, dip the exposed flesh into some
table salt, and rub it vigorously on the stain. But do this only as a last
resort; acid can damage marble. Rinse well. Use These Lemons To Clean – Easy and
26. Remove Berry Stains
It sure was fun to pick your own berries, but now your fingers are stained with
berry juice that won’t come off no matter how much you scrub with soap and
water. Try washing your hands with undiluted lemon juice, then wait a few
minutes and wash with warm, soapy water. Repeat until your hands are stain-free.
27. Soften Dry, Scaly Elbows
Itchy elbows are bad enough, but they look terrible too. For better looking (and
feeling) elbows, mix baking soda and lemon juice to make an abrasive paste, then
rub it into your elbows for a soothing, smoothing, and exfoliating treatment.
Rinse your extremities in a mixture of equal parts lemon juice and water, then
massage with olive oil and dab dry with a soft cloth.
Lemon juice with a few teaspoons of hot tea added is the treatment of a
sophisticated New York bartender, for those who suffer with hangover
headaches–and from headaches due to many other causes. He converts his customers
to this regime, and weans them away from drug remedies completely.
29. Chills and Fevers
Chills and fevers may be due to a variety of causes; never the less the lemon is
always a helpful remedy. Spanish physicians regard it as an infallible friend.
Skip the vaccine for this disease. Lemon Juice Treatment still proves as one of
the most powerful antiseptics and the strong digestive qualities of the fruit
are admired around the world. With the juice every hour or two, and at the same
time, 1/2 to 1 tsp. should be swallowed. This cuts loose the false membrane in
the throat and permits it to come out.
CELL PHONE SAFETY
A lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her cell phone
after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell
phone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen. 20 minutes later when she called
her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says 'I
received your text asking about our Pin number and I replied a little while
When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was
already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text
'hubby' in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he
had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.
a. Lock the keypad with a password if your phone allows it!
b. Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact
list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc.
c. And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts,
CONFIRM by calling back.
d. Also, when you're being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere
unusual, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you
don't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet 'family and
friends' who text you.
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is.....is a frozen lemon
Many professionals in restaurants and
consuming the entire lemon and nothing is wasted.
How can you use the whole lemon without waste?
Simple.. place the washed lemon in the freezer section
your refrigerator. Once the lemon is frozen, get your grater,
and shred the whole lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle
on top of your foods.
Sprinkle it to your vegetable salad, ice cream, soup,
cereals, noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, sushi,
fish dishes, whisky.... the list is endless.
All of the foods will unexpectedly have a wonderful taste,
something that you may have never tasted before.
Most likely, you only think of lemon juice and vitamin C.
Now that you've learned this lemon
you can use lemon even in instant cup noodles.
What's the major advantage of using the whole lemon other than preventing waste
adding new taste to your dishes?
Well, you see lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10
times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself.
And yes, that's what you've been wasting.
But from now on, by following this simple procedure of freezing
the whole lemon, then grating it on top of your dishes,
you can consume all of those nutrients and get even healthier.
It's also good that lemon peels are health rejuvenators
eradicating toxic elements in the body.
place your washed lemon in your freezer,
and then grate it on your meal every day.
is a key to make your foods tastier
and you get to live healthier and longer!
That's the lemon secret!
Better late than never, right?
The surprising benefits of lemon!
Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells.
is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.
Why do we not know about that?
Because there are laboratories interested in
making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits.
You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her
know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease.
Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the
horrific effects of chemotherapy.
you know, the lemon tree is known
for its varieties of lemons and limes.
You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp,
juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc...
is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting
the effect it produces on cysts and tumors.
This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types.
Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer.
is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum
against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against
internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure
which is too high and an antidepressant, combats
stress and nervous disorders.
The source of this information is fascinating:
comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in
the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory
tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that It destroys
the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast,
prostate, lung and pancreas...
The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better
than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used
chemotherapeutic in the world,
slowing the growth of cancer cells.
And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy
with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer
cells and it does not affect healthy cells.
So, give those lemons a good wash,
freeze them and grate them.
Your whole body will love you for it!!!!!
Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak
Doctors and Farmers Find that
Eliminating GMOs Prevents Disease
In recent years, more and more doctors have started warning their patients to
avoid genetically modified foods and the results are paying off. Jeffrey Smith
now tells us that thousands of doctors are reporting the elimination of disease
simply when patients cut genetically modified foods out of their diets. They are
finding the elimination of immune disorders, arthritis, diarrhea, irritable
bowel syndrome, allergies, skin problems, general pain, migraines, and restless
leg syndrome, among other problems. According to one doctor, the results happen
pretty quickly too.
"In terms of allergies," Dr. Lindner tells us, "it might take two to five days.
In terms of depression, it starts to lift almost instantaneously. When I change
people from a GMO diet to a GMO-free diet, I see results instantaneously in
people who have foggy thinking and people who have gut symptoms like bloating,
Dr. Lindner is getting her patients off the most common genetically modified
foods including soy, corn, canola oil, and sugar and recommending that they buy
organic to avoid even more of them. Full results, she tells us, normally take
four to six weeks.
The elimination of disease by dropping genetically modified foods isn't limited
to people either. Farmers have been finding the same thing.
Jeffery also tells us that when a Danish farmer switched to non-GMO soy for his
450 pigs and their offspring, within two days the animals' diarrhea problems
virtually disappeared. "During the following year," he says, "death from ulcers
and bloat, which had claimed 36 pigs over the previous two years, vanished.
Conception rate was up, litter size was up, diseases were down, and birth
defects were eliminated."
One has to wonder if the 36 pigs that died were a direct result of eating the
foods. It seems like it could have been quite a few. And if 36 out of 450
pigs died, one has to wonder how many human deaths the muted foods are also
responsible for. In any case, it wouldn't be the first time that animals have
died as a result of eating these scientific creations.
In India, thousands of sheep have died after eating genetically modified cotton
plants, even though grazing on nature's cotton plants is common and produces no
harm. Genetically modified corn was also implicated in cow deaths in Germany, as
well as the deaths of horses, water buffalo, and chickens in The Philippines.
Kim Evans at
For half a
century, the world has applauded John Glenn as a heart-stirring American hero.
He lifted the nation's spirits when, as one of the original Mercury 7
astronauts, he was blasted alone into orbit around the Earth; the enduring
affection for him is so powerful that even now people find themselves misting up
at the sight of his face or the sound of his voice.
But for all these years, Glenn has had a hero of his own, someone who he has
seen display endless courage of a different kind:
They have been married for 68 years.
He is 90; she turned 92 on Friday.
This weekend there has been news coverage of the 50th anniversary of Glenn's
flight into orbit. We are being reminded that, half a century down the line, he
remains America's unforgettable hero.
He has never really bought that.
Because the heroism he most cherishes
is of a sort that is seldom cheered. It belongs to the person he has known
longer than he has known anyone else in the world.
John Glenn and Annie Castor first knew each other when -- literally -- they
shared a playpen.
In New Concord, Ohio, his parents and hers were friends. When the families got
together, their children played.
John -- the future Marine fighter pilot, the future test-pilot ace, the future
astronaut -- was pure gold from the start. He would end up having what it took
to rise to the absolute pinnacle of American regard during the space race;
imagine what it meant to be the young John Glenn in the small confines of New
Three-sport varsity athlete, most admired boy in town, Mr. Everything.
Annie Castor was bright, was caring, was talented, was generous of spirit. But
she could talk only with the most excruciating of difficulty. It haunted her.
Her stuttering was so severe that it was categorized as an "85%" disability --
85% of the time, she could not manage to make words come out.
When she tried to recite a poem in elementary school, she was laughed at. She
was not able to speak on the telephone. She could not have a regular
conversation with a friend.
And John Glenn loved her.
Even as a boy he was wise enough to understand that people who could not see
past her stutter were missing out on knowing a rare and wonderful girl.
They married on April 6, 1943. As a military wife, she found that life as she
and John moved around the country could be quite hurtful. She has written: "I
can remember some very painful experiences -- especially the ridicule."
In department stores, she would wander unfamiliar aisles trying to find the
right section, embarrassed to attempt to ask the salesclerks for help. In taxis,
she would have to write requests to the driver, because she couldn't speak the
destination out loud. In restaurants, she would point to the items on the menu.
A fine musician, Annie, in every community where she and John moved, would play
the organ in church as a way to make new friends. She and John had two children;
she has written: "Can you imagine living in the modern world and being afraid to
use the telephone? 'Hello' used to be so hard for me to say. I worried that my
children would be injured and need a doctor. Could I somehow find the words to
get the information across on the phone?"
John, as a Marine aviator, flew 59 combat missions in World War II and 90 during
the Korean War. Every time he was deployed, he and Annie said goodbye the same
way. His last words to her before leaving were:
"I'm just going down to the corner store to get a pack of gum."
And, with just the two of them there, she was able to always reply:
"Don't be long."
On that February day in 1962 when the world held its breath and the Atlas rocket
was about to propel him toward space, those were their words, once again. And in
1998, when, at 77, he went back to space aboard the shuttle Discovery, it was an
understandably tense time for them. What if something happened to end their life
She knew what he would say to her before boarding the shuttle. He did -- and
this time he gave her a present to hold onto:
A pack of gum.
She carried it in a pocket next to her heart until he was safely home.
Many times in her life she attempted various treatments to cure her stutter.
But in 1973, she found a doctor in Virginia who ran an intensive
program she and John hoped would help her. She traveled there to enroll and to
give it her best effort. The miracle she and John had always waited for at last,
as miracles will do, arrived. At age 53, she was able to talk fluidly, and not
in brief, anxiety-ridden, agonizing bursts.
John has said that on the first day he heard her speak to him with confidence
and clarity, he dropped to his knees to offer a prayer of gratitude.
He has written: "I saw Annie's perseverance and strength through the years and
it just made me admire her and love her even more." He has heard roaring
ovations in countries around the globe for his own valor, but his awe is
reserved for Annie, and what she accomplished: "I don't know if I would have had
Her voice is so clear and steady now that she regularly gives public talks. If
you are lucky enough to know the Glenns', the sight and sound of them bantering
and joking with each other and playfully finishing each others' sentences is
something that warms you and makes you thankful just to be in the same room.
Monday will be the anniversary of the Mercury space shot, and once again people
will remember, and will speak of the heroism of Glenn the astronaut.
But if you ever find yourself at an event where the Glenns' are appearing, and
you want to see someone so brimming with pride and love that you may feel your
own tears start to well up, wait until the moment that Annie stands to say a few
words to the audience.
And as she begins, take a look at her husband's eyes.
WORK INSIDE TOO!
submitted by Aimee S.
a friend who used her solar lights inside at night
when her current was off during the hurricane. She stuck them in a jar or
bottle and said they gave off plenty of 'free light'. She put one
in each room and would put them back outside in the daytime and
bring them in at night as long as the current was off. They are
safe to use and cheaper than batteries. Bring in a solar light
one night and test it.
a thunderstorm, we lost power for about 5 hours.
We were scrambling around in the darkness, looking for matches, candles,
flashlights, etc. We looked outside, and noticed our solar lights
shining brightly all around our patio, stairs, dock, etc. They
were beautiful. My wife walked outside, and brought several of
the solar lights inside.
stuck the solar light pipes into plastic drink bottles
containers and they made the nicest, brightest, safest, lighting
you could ever imagine.
one in the bathroom, the kitchen, the living room,
etc. There was plenty of light. There are all types of solar lights
available. We bought ours at Harbor Freight. We put them all
around our yard. They look nice and they do not attract flying
bugs like the outdoor lights around our doorway.
lights we have fit into the small (20 oz) water
bottles and they also fit into most of the larger liter bottles. If you need
a weight in the plastic bottle to keep them from tipping over, you
can put a few of the pretty colorful "flat marbles" that they put
in aquariums, and vases. (you can also use sand, aquarium gravel,
etc., whatever you have available).
lights we have were perfect inside our
home. They burn all night long if you need them.
next day, you just take your solar lights back
Perfect for power outages, hurricanes, etc.
outside and they will instantly recharge and be ready for you to use again any
time you need them.
I never thought of it and now you don't have to.
AFFIRMATION SUBMITTED BY JACKIE SILVER - AUTHOR UNKNOWN
“I truly want
to stay and feel young, I express the spirit and excitement for life that a
child does. I seek to live with fearlessness, courage and passion for life. I
enjoy the present moment, express all of my emotions, and live with a free
spirit. I recall the power and significance of special friends and friendships.
I notice the beauty in everything and everyone - including myself.”
THYROID CANCER - From Dee B - St.
Just wanted to share an email I got from a friend with you all. This is very
important. I am going to check this out the next time I go for these x-rays.
Men tell your women to ask and women be sure that you ask.
Dr. Oz had a show on the fastest growing cancer in, women, thyroid cancer. It
was a very interesting program and he, mentioned that the increase could
possibly be related to the use of, dental x-rays and mammograms. He
demonstrated that on the apron the, dentist puts on you for your dental x-rays
there is a little flap that, can be lifted up and wrapped around your neck.
Many dentists don't, bother to use it. Also, there is something called a
"thyroid guard", for use during mammograms. By coincidence, I had my yearly
mammogram, yesterday. I felt a little silly, but I asked about the guard and
sure, enough, the technician had one in a drawer. I asked why it wasn't,
routinely used. Answer: "I don't know. You have to ask for it." Well, if I
hadn't seen the show, how would I have known to ask?, Someone was nice enough
to forward this to me. I hope you pass this on, to your friends and family.
THE VIDEO IS INCREDIBLE!
This is really great, I am
going to try it the next time I want mashed potatoes or potato salad!
If you take the time to watch this, you will not only be glad you did, but you
will forward this to all your daughters, sisters, moms, etc...
I haven't tried it yet, but I will! Just when you thought you knew everything
about boiling potatoes.
To all who love making potato salad but hate peeling the boiled potatoes, here
is the solution for easy peeling. This will BLOW your mind. Well, we do learn
something new every day.
I wish I had known about this thirty years ago. Peeling the cooked potato was
the least desirable part in making a potato salad. Enjoy.
Click here: YouTube - Dawn Wells Potato Peeling Video
BAGS WITH OLD BOTTLE CAPS
We're all probably cutting down on plastic bottle use,
anyway. But when you do
use a plastic bottle, its
often can't be recycled
Do you pitch it, or put it to a new use? Here's one idea
that will have you saving the cap to use time and again:
Cut up a disposable water bottle and
Insert the plastic bag through the neck and screw the top to seal.
The bag is made to be air-tight, such that water will not leak,
the secret lies with the top and screw cap!
is a great idea to share.
Good for us
and the environment too.
ACID REFLUX UPDATE from MSN
comes to acid reflux, there are certain foods that are almost universally
strategy is to avoid them entirely. But unfortunately, they often make up over
half of many people's diets.
authors Jamie Koufman, MD, Jordan Stern, MD, and French master chef Marc Bauer
share foods they consider hazardous, based on medical literature and their
experience treating thousands of patients.
for chocolate lovers: Chocolate seems to cause more reflux than any other food.
It's a triple whammy:
Chocolate contains caffeine and other stimulants such as
theobromine, which cause reflux.
Chocolate is high in fat, and fat causes reflux.
Chocolate is also high in cocoa, and cocoa causes reflux.
Theoretically, dark chocolate isn't as bad as high-fat milk chocolate, but let's
face it—all chocolate is bad for reflux.
other carbonated beverages are some of the main causes of acid reflux. The
bubbles of carbonation expand inside the stomach, and the increased pressure
contributes to reflux. Sodas with caffeine and those that are acidic (almost
all) are even worse.
beverages that were tested, Coke, Tab, and Diet Pepsi were the most acidic. All
carbonated beverages can be a problem, so the authors recommend abstaining
completely to avoid acid reflux.
is the single most recognized cause of reflux. It is also the food most often
associated with heartburn, which is chest pain from esophageal reflux.
(or even not-so-deep-fried) foods are on the "bad list" because of their high
liquor, and wine are believed to contribute to reflux. Many alcoholic beverages
are not very acidic. However, alcohol is believed to relax the valve at the
bottom of the esophagus (where it joins the stomach), leading to reflux.
you can; otherwise, have only one cocktail or glass of wine a day, and
completely avoid acidic mixers like orange juice or soda.
High-fat dairy products
high-fat foods cause reflux. There is no reason to believe that one high-fat
butter or cheese is better than another in this regard. If you have reflux and a
serious cheese habit, something has to give.
Use a small
amount of these foods as flavoring, but not as main ingredients. Low fat is
better than no fat.
is caused by high-fat cuts of meat—beef, pork, lamb which stay longer in the
stomach and increase the chance of acid reflux.
back to a lean cut of meat and eat it only once a week.
One cup of
coffee or espresso a day is fine, but people who drink coffee all day long are
courting reflux—if they don't have it already.
switching to chamomile, which is the best herbal tea, or you can have one cup of
green tea a day if it is lightly brewed.
This came over from Nutrition and
Healing - Christine O'Brien [email@example.com]
Q: I really
like burning candles -- they create a cozy feeling in my home. But one of my
friends said they could be bad for my health -- is that true?
Dr. Wright: Most candles contain paraffin. Paraffin is made from the sludge at
the bottom of barrels of crude oil, which is then treated and bleached with
benzene and other chemical solvents to "clean it up" for use in candles.
Paraffin candles put out soot and smoke along with toxins and carcinogens when
you burn them. Since burning petrochemical paraffin smells bad, synthetic
fragrance oils are added, many of which are irritating and even toxic
themselves. Breathing what paraffin candles give off has been compared to
breathing diesel fumes.
And, to make matters worse, the soot, smoke, and chemical residue from "regular"
candles can stick to walls, ceilings, and ventilation ducts and get
re-circulated whenever the heating/cooling system is in action, exposing you to
these pollutants even when the paraffin candles aren't burning.
The only candles I know of that don't cause any of those problems are ones made
from beeswax. But here's the catch: a candle only needs to contain 51 percent
beeswax to be labeled as a beeswax candle. The rest can be paraffin (or anything
else burnable), so it may not be as easy as picking one up the next time you're
at the mall.
One way to find out is to ask the store clerk to light the candle:
100-percent-beeswax candles have a uniquely fresh smell -- which is distinctly
different from paraffin.
Beeswax candles can be on the expensive side -- at least in comparison to
"regular" paraffin candles. But beeswax actually burns more slowly, so you'll
get more for your money than if you opted for the cheaper versions. Plus, the
risk you're avoiding by avoiding paraffin is well worth the few extra cents.
From Betty - Los Angeles, CA
This is an
excellent MUST SEE video.
Very very short; but impacting! Read the short article first.
safe and consider sharing with your friends and loved ones..
is the first time I heard of this simple fire prevention
idea...It's so simple and effective, that I'm forwarding it to
all my family and friends.
I never realized that a wet dishcloth can be a one size fits
all lid to cover a fire in a pan!
This is a dramatic video (30-second, very short) about how to
deal with a common kitchen fire...oil in a frying pan. Read
the following Introduction, then watch the show ...It's a real
At the Fire Fighting Training school they would demonstrate this
with a deep fat fryer set on the fire field. An instructor
would don a fire suit and using an 8 oz cup at the end of a
10-foot pole to toss water onto the grease fire.
The results got the attention of the students. The water,
being heavier than oil, sinks to the bottom where it instantly
The explosive force of the steam blows the burning oil up and
out. On the open field, it became a thirty foot high fireball
that resembled a nuclear blast.
Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fire ball hits the
ceiling and fills the entire room. Also, do not throw sugar or
flour on a grease fire. One cup of either creates the explosive
force of two sticks of dynamite.
This is a powerful message----watch the video and don't forget
what you see.
Tell your whole family about this video. Or better yet, send
this to them.
C. Zaslaw, Edmond, OK
this is very interesting! My car's manual says to roll down the windows to
let out all the hot air before turning on the A/C. WHY
No wonder more folks are dying from cancer than ever before. We
wonder where this stuff comes from but here is an example that explains a lot of
the cancer causing incidents.
Many people are in their cars the first thing in the morning, and the last thing
at night, 7 days a week.
read this, it makes me feel guilty and ill. Please pass this on to as many
people as possible. Guess its not too late to make some changes.
Car A/C (Air Conditioning) MUST READ!!!
do NOT turn on A/C as soon as you enter the car.
Open the windows after you enter your car, and then turn ON the
AC after a couple of minutes. Here's why: According to research, the car's
dashboard, seats, a/c ducts in fact ALL of the plastic objects in your
vehicle, emit Benzene, a Cancer causing toxin. A BIG CARCINOGEN. Take the
time to observe the smell of heated plastic in your car, when you open it, and
BEFORE you start it up.
addition to causing cancer, Benzene poisons your bones, causes anemia and
reduces white blood cells. Prolonged exposure will cause Leukemia and increases
the risk of some cancers. It can also cause miscarriages in pregnant females
Acceptable Benzene level indoors is: 50mg
A car parked indoors, with windows closed, will contain 400-800
mg of Benzene.
If parked outdoors, under the sun, at a temperature above 60
degrees F. the Benzene level goes up to 2000-4000
mg, 40 times the acceptable level.
who get into the car, keeping the windows closed, will inevitably inhale, in
quick succession, excessive amounts of the BENZENE toxin.
Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidneys and liver.
What's worse, it is extremely difficult for your body to expel this toxic stuff
from your body. So friends, please open the windows and door of your car - give
it some time for the interior to air out -(dispel the deadly stuff) - before you
enter the vehicle.
Thought: 'When someone shares something of value with you and you
benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.'
This is what snopes.com says.
It is not the air conditioning in the car but the Benzene producing agents that
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concerned about bone health?
If you watch
television you have certainly seen the ads
regarding women's fragile bones; we been
inundated with ads that proclaim that menopausal
women (that is, women of a certain age) needs to
incorporate certain drugs to build our bones.
After reading the following from Jenny Thompson,
I am highly skeptical that the drugs are safe at
HSI - Jenny
I'm infuriated. I'm beyond livid! All because of one word.
One little word.
And if you're a woman who's concerned about bone health, I think you'll be angry
We'll start with a recent FDA announcement about bisphosphonate drugs--better
known by familiar brand names such as Fosamax, Boniva, Reclast, and Actonel.
I'm sure you're aware that this class of drugs is supposed to strengthen bones
in women at risk of osteoporosis. But the fact is, these drugs are actually
linked to INCREASED fracture risk.
Nevertheless, after a review of bisphosphonate studies, FDA officials announced
that they could find no evidence that the drugs increase risk of fractures to
the thighbone (femur) below the hip joint.
Too bad those officials couldn't make it to the annual meeting of the American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in New Orleans earlier this month. Because two
different studies presented at that meeting completely contradict the FDA
Take 112 post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. Give half of them a
bisphosphonate drug. Give the other half daily calcium and vitamin D
supplements. Four years later take bone scans of their thighbones. Results: On
average, subjects in the drug group had increased buckling ratio compared to
non-drug subjects. Higher buckling ratio equals higher risk of fracture.
That's study number one.
In the second study, bone biopsies were taken from 21 post- menopausal women who
had broken their femur. Twelve of the women had taken bisphosphonates for an
average of more than eight years.
Lead researcher, Dr. Joseph Lane of Weill Cornell Medical College, explained to
HealthDay News that normally about 20 percent of a bone is new, about 60 percent
is middle-aged, and about 20 percent is old.
In the women taking the drugs, 90 percent of the bone was old.
Dr. Lane added that when too much of the bone is old, microdamage to the bone
can't be repaired. Dr. Lane: "What I think is happening is, women keep doing
microdamage to the bone."
And there's the word that set me off: women.
Women keep doing microdamage to the bone. Bisphosphonates don't hurt the bone.
Women hurt the bone.
Should I cut Dr. Lane some slack? After all, maybe he just carelessly misspoke.
Or maybe he was even misquoted. Maybe. But two years ago, Dr. Lane led another
similar study that found a very specific type of thighbone fracture that
occurred in women who used Fosamax. And here was his comment to HealthDay News
in 2008: "This is a great drug that does wonderful things."
Great drug. Fantastic drug! The problem with the drug, obviously, is women. If
they would just not take the drug, there would be no fractures!
Speaking of women...when ABC News reported on the bisphosphonate link to femur
fracture risk, scores of women went to the ABC website and shared their
experiences. Here are just a few of the typical comments from bisphosphonate
"...developed aches in my hips, and weakness in the legs..."
"...my femur broke worst pain in the world..."
"...my mother's femur fractured..."
"...had a slight fall and my left femur shattered..."
"...my right leg just gave out and I fell..."
"...had compression fractures of the spine..."
"...fell and broke my right femur bone..."
"...fell to my knees splitting my femur..."
These painful testimonials about this "great drug" go on and on and on.
In one comment, however, a woman breaks the pattern. She notes that it's good to
vent in this spontaneous ABC forum, but the next stop for all these women should
be the FDA website (fda.gov). There, they can file a formal complaint that will
become part of the permanent record of these drugs that are really NOT great at
all. Not even close.
Women who want to protect their bones without prescription drugs can find
suggestions about key nutrients necessary for optimal bone health in the e-Alert
to Riches" (1/25/07).
To start receiving your own copy of the HSI
was sent to me by H. Harmon - Torrance, CA
Peroxide, who knew? (safer and healthier
This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana
(a doctor's wife), and I want to share it
with you. She was over recently for coffee
and smelled the bleach I was using to clean
my toilet and countertops. This is what she
told me...I would like to tell you of the
benefits of that plain little old bottle of
3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at
any drug store. (Bob Giddens recently bought
a 32 ounce bottle at Wal-Mart for
My husband has been in the medical field
for over 36 years, and most doctors don't
tell you about peroxide. Have you ever
smelled bleach in a doctor's office? No!!
Why? Because it smells, and it is not
healthy! Ask the nurses who work in the
doctor's offices, and ask them if they use
bleach at home. They are wiser and know
Did you also know bleach was invented in the
late forties? It's chlorine, folks! It was
used to kill our troops in World War II.
Peroxide came into popular use during and
after WWI. It was used to save and help
cleanse the needs of our troops and
hospitals. Please think about this.
1. Take one capful and hold in your mouth
for ten minutes daily, then spit it out (I
do it when I bathe). No more canker sores,
and your teeth will be whiter without
expensive pastes. Use it instead of
2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of
peroxide to keep them free of germs. (good
3. Clean your counters and table tops with
peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh
smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag
when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.
(Wouldn't it be nice if restaurants would do
4. After rinsing your wooden cutting board,
pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and
5. I had fungus on my feet for years until I
sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and
water on them (especially the toes) every
night and let dry.
6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3%
peroxide for five to ten minutes several
times a day. My husband has seen gangrene
that would not heal with any medicine but
was healed by soaking in peroxide.
7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture
of peroxide and water and keep it in every
bathroom to disinfect without harming your
septic system like bleach or most other
8. Tilt your head back and spray into
nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever
you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will
bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold
for a few minutes, and then blow your nose
into a tissue. (really good one!)
9. If you have a terrible toothache and
cannot get to a dentist right away, put a
capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and
hold it for ten minutes several times a day.
The pain will lessen greatly.
10. And of course, if you like a natural
look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution
on your wet hair after a shower and comb it
through You will not have the peroxide-burnt
blonde hair like the hair dye packages but
more natural highlights if your hair is a
light brown, reddish, or dirty blonde. It
also lightens gradually, so it's not a
drastic change. (hmmm!)
11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your
bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other
12. Add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach
to a load of whites in your laundry to
whiten them. If there is blood on clothing,
pour it directly on the soiled spot. Let it
sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with
cold water. Repeat if necessary. (I'll try
13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors.
There is no smearing, which is why I love it
so much for this.
I could go on and on. It is in a dark bottle
so it will not be degraded by UV. No home
should be without it! With prices of most
necessities rising, here's a way to save
tons of money in a simple, healthy manner!
This information really woke me up. I hope
you gain something from it, too. Pass
was sent to me by S. Abbott - Denver, CO
Helpful H1N1 Flu Information
Tami flu does not kill but prevents H1N1 from further proliferation till
the virus limits itself in about 1-2 weeks (its natural cycle). H1N1, like
other Influenza A viruses, only infects the upper respiratory tract
and proliferates (only) there. The only portals of entry are the nostrils and
mouth/ throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible not
coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is
not so much of a problem as proliferation is.
While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in
order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of
secondary infections, some very simple steps - not fully highlighted in most
official communications - can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock
N95 or Tami flu):
1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).
2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of
face (unless you want to eat, bathe or sleep).
3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't
trust salt). H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/
nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple
gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the
same effect on a healthy individual that Tami flu has on an infected one.
Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.
4. Similar to 3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every day with
warm salt water. Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good
Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but blowing the nose hard once a day and
swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very
effective in bringing down viral population.
5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and
other citrus fruits). If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make
sure that it also has Zinc/bioflavonoid to boost absorption.
6. Drink as much of warm liquids as you can. Drinking warm liquids has the same
effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating
viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate
or do any harm.
7. Cough or sneeze into the elbow instead of your hands. Less likely
to spread the virus this way.
All these are simple ways to prevent, within means of most households,
and certainly much less painful than to wait in long queues outside
The following was sent to me by
my friend Aimee S. The information is
compelling and here is the same version on
My Mom had been taking the full-stalk canned
style asparagus that she pureed and she took 4
tablespoons in the morning and 4 tablespoons
later in the day. She did this for over a month.
She is on chemo pills for Stage 3 lung cancer in
the pleural area and her cancer cell count went
from 386 down to 125 as of this past week. Her
oncologist said she does not need to see him for
THE ARTICLE: Several years ago, I had a man
seeking asparagus for a friend who had cancer.
He gave me a photocopied copy of an article,
entitled, `Asparagus for cancer' printed in
Cancer News Journal, December 1979. I will share
it here, just as it was shared with me: 'I am a
biochemist, and have specialized in the relation
of diet to health for over 50 years. Several
years ago, I learned of the discovery of Richard
R.Vensal, D.D.S. that asparagus might cure
cancer. Since then, I have worked with him on
his project. We have accumulated a number of
favorable case histories. Here are a few
Case No. 1, A man with an almost hopeless case
of Hodgkin's disease (cancer of the lymph
glands) who was completely incapacitated. Within
1 year of starting the asparagus therapy, his
doctors were unable to detect any signs of
cancer, and he was back on a schedule of
Case No. 2, A successful businessman 68 years
old who suffered from cancer of the bladder for
16 years. After years of medical treatments,
including radiation without improvement, he went
on asparagus. Within3 months, examinations
revealed that his bladder tumor had disappeared
and that his kidneys were normal.
Case No. 3, A man who had lung cancer. On March
5th 1971, he was put on the operating table
where they found lung cancer so widely spread
that it was inoperable. The surgeon sewed him up
and declared his case hopeless. On April 5th he
heard about the asparagus therapy and
immediately started taking it. By August, x-ray
pictures revealed that all signs of the cancer
had disappeared. He is back at his regular
Case No. 4, a woman who was troubled for a
number of years with skin cancer. She finally
developed different skin cancers which were
diagnosed by the acting specialist as advanced.
Within 3 months after starting on asparagus, her
skin specialist said that her skin looked fine
and no more skin lesions. This woman reported
that the asparagus therapy also cured her kidney
disease, which started in 1949. She had over 10
operations for kidney stones, and was receiving
government disability payments for an
inoperable, terminal, kidney condition. She
attributes the cure of this kidney trouble
entirely to the asparagus..
I was not surprised at this result, as `The
elements of materia medica', edited in 1854 by a
Professor at the
University of Pennsylvania, and stated that
asparagus was used as a popular remedy for
kidney stones.. He even referred to experiments,
in 1739, on the power of asparagus in dissolving
stones. Note the dates!
We would have had other cases but the medical
establishment has interfered with our obtaining
some of the records. I am therefore appealing to
readers to spread this good news and help us to
gather a large number of case histories that
will overwhelm the medical skeptics about this
unbelievably simple and natural remedy.
For the treatment, asparagus should be cooked
before using, and therefore canned asparagus is
just as good as fresh. I have corresponded with
the two leading canners of asparagus, Giant and
Stokely, and I am satisfied that these brands
contain no pesticides or preservatives.
Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and
liquefy to make a puree, and store in the
refrigerator. Give the patient 4 full
tablespoons twice daily, morning and evening.
Patients usually show some improvement in from
2-4 weeks. It can be diluted with water and used
as a cold or hot drink. This suggested dosage is
Based on present experience, but certainly
larger amounts can do no harm and may be needed
in some cases.
As a biochemist I am convinced of the old saying
that `what cures can prevent'. Based on this
theory, my wife and I have been using asparagus
puree as a beverage with our meals.
We take 2 tablespoons diluted in water to suit
our taste with breakfast and with dinner.
I take mine hot and my wife prefers hers cold.
For years we have made it a practice to have
blood surveys taken as part of our regular
The last blood survey, taken by a medical
doctor who specializes in the nutritional
approach to health, showed substantial
improvements in all categories over the last
one, and we can attribute these improvements to
nothing but the asparagus drink.
As a biochemist, I have made an extensive study
of all aspects of cancer, and all of the
proposed cures. As a result, I am convinced that
asparagus fits in better with the latest
theories about cancer.
Asparagus contains a good supply of protein
called histones, which are believed to be active
in controlling cell growth. For that reason, I
believe asparagus can be said to contain a
substance that I call cell growth normalizer.
That accounts for its action on cancer and in
acting as a general body tonic..
In any event, regardless of theory, asparagus
used as we suggest, is a harmless substance. The
FDA cannot prevent you from using it and it may
do you much good. It has been reported by the US
National Cancer Institute, that asparagus is the
highest tested food containing glutathione,
which is considered one of the body's most
potent anti-carcinogens and antioxidants.
Are You a
Mermaid or a Whale?
Recently, in large French city, a poster
featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said:
¨THIS SUMMER DO YOU WANT TO BE A MERMAID OR A WHALE?¨
A middle aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of
the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the questi on posed by the gym.
To Whom It May Concern:
Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious
humans). They have an active sex life, they get pregnant and have
adorable baby whales. =2 0They have a wonderful time with dolphins ,
stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing
wonderful places like Patagonia, the Bering Sea and the coral reefs of
Polynesia. Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs.
They are incredible creatures and have virtually no predators other than
humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in=2 0the
Mermaids don’t exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up
outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis.
Fish or human? They don’t have a sex life because they kill men who
get close to them -- not to mention , how could they have sex?
Therefore they do not have kids. Not to mention , who wants to get close
to a girl who smells like a fish store?
The choice is perfectly clear to me; I want
to be a whale.
P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only
skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my
kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver and a coffee with my
friends. With time , we gain weight because we accumulate so much
information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room it
distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren’t heavy, we are
enormously cultured, educated and happy. Beginning today, when I look at
my butt in the mirror I will think, "Good gosh, look how smart I am !!"
Submitted by Candace - Edmond, OK
are like stars.........You don't always see
them, but you know they are always there' ...
'Remember yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but
live for today'.
Get Money at Best Buy®
has developed a recycling opportunity
so that you can easily get rid of old computers,
monitors, cell phones and more. The
program accepts most electronics, including TVs,
computers and DVD players. A few caveats: Best
Buy does not accept electronics containing Freon
(like air conditioners and refrigerators), major
appliances (e.g., microwaves), or TVs and
monitors larger than 32 inches. Also, you must
pay $10 to recycle a TV, CRT, monitor or laptop.
In exchange, however, Best Buy gives you a free
$10 gift certificate. Not so bad, right?
There's lots more info and you
can read more about how to get rid of your tech
A note from
Cynthia: We took several office items to
Best Buy and they indeed took them without a
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ICE On Your Cell Phone
Paramedics will turn to a victim's cell phone for clues to that
person's identity. You can make their job much easier with a simple
idea that they are trying to get everyone to adopt: ICE.
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contacts list in your cell phone under ICE, with the name and phone
number of the person that the emergency services should call on your
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cork from wine.
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filter the wine
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the skillet to
polish. Ball up
oil through a
sieve lined with
a coffee filter.
ingredients in a
coffee filter on
a kitchen scale.
Stop the soil
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Line a plant pot
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prevent the soil
one or two holes
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Your stomach has
to produce a new
layer of mucus
weeks or it will
The dot over the
letter "i" is
called a tittle.
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up and down
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A female ferret
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