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Friday, October 31, 2014

Homemade Aspirin Beats Commercially Made Aspirin

Aspirin, like the kind you can find at the pharmacy, has been known to be a valid pain reliever, at least in the past, that is until Tylenol, Advil and Aleve came along.

   The problem with aspirin, is that it is very hard on the stomach. But to add to that, the kind you see at the drug store is no longer a pure product. It has to go through a process to make it into a tablet and you might want to evaluate whether it is worth taking it or not. On the other hand, Aleve and Advil are not good at all to take. Tylenol is hard on the liver. All of these things, including aspirin sold in the bottle, have been processed and have things added to them. Just as we would want to have pure food, it would be nice if we could have pure medicine. But how can we have pure medicine?

   I have good news on pure medicine. It helps to know a little history involved with aspirin making. I am going to paste a clip here from an article on making homemade aspirin. Here is the url, and you can read the whole article for yourself.

  This article, written by Ilene Sternberg is called, Willow Magic. "In the fifth century B.C., the Greek physician, Hippocrates, wrote that chewing bark of a willow tree could relieve pain and fever. (No wonder squirrels don’t get headaches.) In 1829, the effective ingredient, salicin, was successfully isolated from willow bark.  Toward the end of the 19th century, The Bayer Company in Germany trademarked a stable form of acetylsalicylic acid, calling it “aspirin,” the “a” from acetyl, “spir” from Spiraea (the salicin they used came from meadowsweet, Spiraea ulmaria, subsequently renamed Filpendula ulmaria), and “in,” a common ending in drug nomenclature."

     In the olden days, people would use the bark from the willow tree and make it into a tea and drink it. That is how aspirin originated. According to this article, people also chewed on willow bark. So, aspirin comes from willow bark, so I guess if you have a willow tree in your back yard, you are in luck, so to speak.

   But there is even an easier way for us, who are used to a lifestyle of convenience. You can buy this willow bark from and make your own aspirin. The directions say to take 2 teaspoons of willow bark and let it steep in a cup of hot/boiling water for a couple of minutes. I have used it whenever I get a headache, which is rare now, for some reason.

   I have found that it works for me. I am glad I don't have to depend upon the drug store to get the kind of medicine I need. All I have to do is go to and order the items I need.

   Click on the picture on the left, and see how easy it is. Of course, you can spend a lot of time doing Google searches on the best prices for willow bark.

  Also, although this is not necessary to make willow tea with, it is really cool to make it in a glass teapot with a section that will keep the bark separated from the tea. I have one that is similar to this one. You can pull the section in the middle out and it will strain the bark from the tea itself.

   I also have a little glass teapot that looks like this, and I love it. The only problem is, you have to take a strainer and pour the tea through a strainer because there is no strainer in the pot.

   I originally looked into this when I found out how aspirin can actually help my plants. But those who recommended the aspirin were in the U.K. and it was hard to convert the measurements to figure out how much water to how much aspirin to make the recipe. Whatever the measurements are, you don't need very much aspirin to help the plants have the effects of the aspirin. Here is another clip from the article concerning plants:

  "Another discovery: In the January, 2004 issue of The Avant Gardener, a monthly newsletter to which you can subscribe for $24/year at Horticultural Data Processors, Box 489, New York, N.Y. 10028, editor Thomas Powell notes that gardeners reported all sorts of plants growing remarkably better when given regular doses of tiny amounts of aspirin (1 part to 10,000 parts water; larger doses actually proved toxic),” and that The Agricultural Research Service is investigating the reasons behind aspirin’s beneficial effect."

  Thanks to this article, I now know the dosage of the aspirin to water. Now, to make aspirin for my plants!

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Chiropractor Saves A Woman From Cancer!

  There are several alternatives to traditional medical treatments, and going to a chiropractor is one of them. This is a story of a doctor, Dr. Charles Mayo, whose wife had cancer, who sent his wife to a chiropractor as a last resort to get help for the cancer that was growing in her body.

  The time period was in the early 1900s, and Dr. Mayo had taken his wife to several doctors, including ones in Europe, but nothing seemed to help his wife in recovering from cancer. Not sure whose choice it was to go to a chiropractor, but he sent his wife to Dr. Palmer, a chiropractor in another state.

   The dialogue between the doctors was very telling. Dr. Mayo only addressed Dr. Palmer as Mr. Palmer. He questioned Dr. Palmer's every move and was very cynical of his ways. Obviously, he was in enough agreement to allow his wife to continue treatments by Dr. Palmer in spite of his disdain for chiropractors.

   Many months later, Dr. Mayo's wife was well. Dr. Mayo even admitted that she was well. Amazing.

  The writer of this article worked at the B.J. Palmer Chiropractic clinic in 1953-54. He made the comment that some 60-80% of the patients at the chiropractic clinic were referred to them by someone who worked at the Mayo Clinic.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Alternative To Medicine - Building Up Our Immunity Systems

   When we get sick, what do we usually do? We complain, and then we go to the doctor. What I am writing is not a complaint against doctors though. We have some good friends who are doctors. They do a good job at what they have been trained to do simply because they love their jobs and they care for people.

   The medical society is part of the system we live in. The medical society primarily deals with sickness after the person is sick. It tries to come up with a cure, but most of the time, only symptom relief is available.

    A better way to treat illnesses is to not get sick in the first place. Another thought is to build our immunities so that we can fight off sicknesses when they come.

   There are several ways to build immunities, and I won't list them all here today. But there is one that is really good. It is called, 'Juice Plus+'. Many who take Juice Plus+ either do not get sick, or, if they do get sick, they seem to recover more quickly.

    A standard for us today is to eat at least 9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. I remember trying to calculate this in my mind and come up with the cost of all this food that we need to be eating, and the price was quite high! Of course, if we lived on a farm with an orchard, it would be a lot easier to do this. But most of us don't live on a farm. Plus, the vegetables and fruit that are sold in stores can be polluted with pesticides. We don't know what kind or how much pesticides are used to protect the vegetation from bugs.

   No one in authority really wants to check and see how damaging pesticides are to our bodies. Those who own the farms which use pesticides, are very common. It is sad to see how much pesticides are on our food today.

    This is just one way to help build immunity: Juice Plus+
Here is the back of the garden (green) chewables:

  I know this is a plug for Juice Plus+ and I know there are other things we can do to help build our immunity systems. I will cover other options as well in later blogs.

   The Juice Plus+ information is fresh in my mind because I just watched a presentation on it and one of the pictures was like the one I posted. There are a lot of people who want to know the ingredients, so I shared a couple of pictures on Facebook as I was watching the presentation, but the pictures were not allowed to be shared, so, I will just make my own. 

  There are a lot of people selling oils, and I believe oils are beneficial, however, I am not going to be selling oils because I would have no customers! But with Juice Plus+, not everyone is aware of the benefits, so, I want to make sure everyone knows some of the good things Juice Plus+ is known for.

   If you go to my page, , you will see different categories listed. One of them is called, 'Clinical Research', I believe. There have been studies done to show how beneficial Juice Plus+ really is. 

   One of the tests for research was on how Juice Plus+ affects the heart. The study was done and those who took the Vineyard (purple) Juice Plus+ fared much better than those who did not use Juice Plus+ in the study. 

   Our arteries should be elastic like in the way they function, and one of the reasons for clogging of the arteries is due to inflammation. Our bodies react to inflammation by actually producing cholesterol. And then we end up with clogged arteries. Old school would say that eating meat and eggs causes us to have high cholesterol but there is more truth to cholesterol appearing in our arteries from those things that cause inflammation. Vineyard Juice Plus+ can help with that, according to the research that was done. 

   In another post, I would like to cover the myths that people think about, when they hear about Juice Plus+. But for right now, I do highly recommend this product. It is not only recommended by me, but also by several doctors, including my own. 

  Please go to my page if you are interested in taking Juice Plus+. The url is  There is also contact information available on that page. 

  Later on, I will be writing on other ideas and options on how to build a good immunity system. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Eat Your Potatoes!

Good News from the potato

The Potato: From the The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN).

Friday, October 10, 2014

Many Pictures Are To Come

Since I am on Facebook and the Internet often, I see a lot of good pictures (memes?) that relate to health and healing naturally, and I will be posting them or inserting them on the side. I have found these pictures to be very helpful in understanding alternative medicine and health, and want to share them with others. Most of them do not have a name with them, but if there is a name or organization attached to the picture, I will make sure it gets in there.

Making Mulch By Making Rootbeer

Tonight was one of manyy nights when I make home made root beer. I have a good recipe from Wellness Mama. After brewing for a couple of days, I have superb root beer to drink.

  It takes making a 'Ginger bug' which is a culture made out of ginger. Soda was made like this in the olden days, but today we live in a day of 'convenience' and we don't like to wait for anything.

   What is cool about this root beer is that the sassafras root I used to make the root beer with can be used as mulch for the garden. I am using a method called, 'Back to Eden' gardening in which you layer materials in the garden bed which helps the soil become full of microbes and minerals which serve the plants well.

  So, instead of throwing away the bark or the root of the sassafras plant, I will put it into the garden bed. One day, it will decompose and become part of the soil, but in the mean time, it will serve to protect the soil from drying out and eroding. And it is a good way to recycle something as well.

Sassafras root/bark is used to make root beer with. After
you are done using it, you can use it like mulch in the
garden beds. 

Introduction To My 23rd Blog Page

I like to blog. I don't know why because I don't consider myself to be a writer or book author of any sort. I'd rather be cooking or playing musical instruments!

   But, God has put many things on my heart, and the best way I can express them is to write about them. My hope is to help others. I am blazing through a lot of trails right now and at the same time, thanks to the Internet, I am learning a lot.

  I know we have to be discerning and we all have our biases, but one thing God wants us to do is to learn to be discerning in the sense of separating the truth from the lies. We see this in the spiritual realm and we have to do this all the time, as we journey through life with the Lord.

   As we see situations going on around the world, we interpret, and we act upon those situations either with apathy, anger, or concern. We see issues going on around us, and if we are not careful and discerning, we could interpret those issues in an opposite way than is true. For example, we could see a country that is prosperous, and we could interpret the reason for that as the country using methods of conquering to gain the success it has, when in reality, the country is made up of hard working people who have a good work ethic and want to build a healthy society. We could think people are bullying other people around and conquering them, when instead people are doing the kind of businesses they enjoy and benefit others.

   The subject of alternative medicine is too complex to explain in one post. The reasons for alternative medicine could go under a lot of categories, thus, the reason for writing many blogs. I will cover more of the reasons for alternative medicine on my 'Pray For The Church And Pray For The Country' blog.

    This page will be more of a practical working out of using, creating, and finding alternative medical cures in place of using standard medicine. Suffice it to say, for now, traditional medicine is no longer working for the benefit of the people. Sadly, the medical society, which started out with the goal of helping people, has been overtaken with greedy, clever people who don't give a rip about the welfare of people, but only of becoming rich. I say this carefully because, while there are those who are terrible doctors, there are those who are doctors because they love people and want to help. There are also several doctors who are turning to alternative medicine themselves. But there are traditional doctors, who, for the most part, are just ignorant when it comes to alternative medicine, and they don't have time to do their own research, nor do they have the desire to do so, and want to stick with traditional medicine as the cure for all our ailments.

   Traditional medicine can only help us to feel better after we get sick. Traditional medicine does not understand how to prevent sickness in the first place. It assumes everyone is going to be sick, and it tries to take care of people who are sick, by either helping to relieve the pain or by killing the germs that cause the sickness. Much of the medicine is synthetic and has side effects. It is unnatural and much of the time the medicines do not work. But there are groups which provide these medicines, and they are supported by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and other such groups. They work hand in hand, not to solve or prevent sickness, but to deal with sickness after the person has become ill.

   There are two main problems that I can think of with traditional medicines. One of them is that they are usually synthetic, and could be dangerous. In organic gardening, we give plants food that is natural and hasn't been treated with chemicals. With our human bodies, we make allowances for using medicines that are chemicals because that is what the doctors prescribe for us. But they are not good for us. They could help us get well. But, whatever else they do is harmful. For example, taking antibiotics can be helpful to get rid of a disease that is life threatening. But we need to know that while the medicine is killing the bad germs, it is also killing our immunity system. We can handle this for a while, and rebuild our immunities later on, but if we continue to stay on antibiotics, just so we don't get sick, we will lose our immunity systems and will be more likely to get sick again.

   Some medicines are harmful to our livers and other organs. But we are not taught today how to look at the future and prevent bad things from happening down the road. We are taught to take the easy way out and we make our lives as easy as we think we can, but in doing so, we are actually making our lives harder and shorter.

   When I was a child, every kid got mumps, measles, and chicken pox. Let's face it, these diseases were no fun. But, they were not the end of the world either. I missed Halloween one year because I had chicken pox. That seemed very sad for me at that time, but it could have been so much worse. But today, there are vaccines that prevent chicken pox. In the medical world, they would lead you to believe that vaccines are totally safe, when there are many examples of people who have had vaccines and who have had bad reactions to them. The medical society won't listen because if they knew what was true, and acted upon it, they would lose a lot of money. And that is where many of their hearts are. While their hearts are being exposed, they continue to defend themselves and their cause and make everything look plausible as well as convincing.

   This is actually the second problem of what is wrong with traditional medicine. Medicine is a form of control and if there are people who are Godless in our medical society (which sadly is now in every nook and cranny in our country) then we are going to have greedy people who not only want to make money, but want control as well.

   I have a friend who has MS, and is confined to a wheelchair and lives in a home where professionals can take care of her. She has no parents or relatives who can take her in. The alternatives are for her to be homeless or go into an assisted living environment where she can be taken care of. The way that this is supported though, is through the government. The government pays for this woman's health care. But realize this; she is subject to them. She has to play by their rules. In this case, the doctor will not allow her to use any kind of medicine except what he/she prescribes. The woman is not allowed to even take a vitamin. She has had her phone taken away and is going downhill physically. She knows there are alternative medicines which can help. We could all chip in and get the medicines for her. But the doctor will not allow us to do that. She must go by whatever the doctor says, because she is under his care, and he is paid on her behalf, by the government. Do you see the problem here?

   So, my goal is to come up with ideas on how we can obtain alternative medicines, create alternative medicines, use alternative medicines, and educate ourselves and others in this subject. We will continue to research and learn and teach others. We know that it is possible for us to live longer, and be healthier by knowing how to take care of our bodies, the natural way.

   Feel free to chip in. But there are some warnings, for me as well as for you. I want to be careful to not blast people who work in the medical field. We cannot lump all of them in the same boat. There is a difference between exposing the evil people are doing, and blasting them and criticizing them in a mean way. Feel free to expose things that are going on and write about them in the comments. But be careful not to intentionally try to rip people apart, even if they are totally, and openly evil. A person's fruit will speak for himself or herself. So, there will be no flaming or spamming here. We want to be charitable and respond to others in love and kindness, the way God has responded to us.

   Here is an example I can give: Michael Taylor is a man who was, at times, the lawyer for Monsanto. He also has been, at times, the head of the FDA. We have had a lot of bad decisions made concerning the health of our nation, and this man is responsible for much of the decisions that are made. It doesn't take rocket science to figure out what is going on here. I don't have to blast Michael Taylor. But I will expose what he is doing and take measures in order for him to be ejected from our government in the places where he has been positioned. Does this make sense?

   We also want to be careful about using speculations. I remember watching Little House and Laura was sure that Mr. Oleson was a murderer because she was gone from the house and things were going on that she saw but didn't understand. Mr. Oleson took a machete and chopped the head off a mannequin, and Laura saw that. Mrs. Oleson was gone, and a few other strange things happened, so Laura concluded that Mr. Oleson was a murderer. But in reality, Mrs. Oleson was on a trip to see someone, and Mr. Oleson chopped the head of the mannequin off for some other strange reason. If we are not careful, we could do the same thing Laura did, and misjudge people and issues. We could come to some pretty weird conclusions!

  Some things are clear cut. We know there are big problems in our system. Some of these problems are self explanatory. Some aren't, and that is where we need to be careful. We need to study the problems and find the roots if possible, without destroying people (even if they are doing wrong). If we have a good enough understanding, we can explain the whole situation without hurting anyone.

   I will cover other areas of this subject on other blogs. One other blog I want to make is on building a community that is independent of the government. It will be  open to both Christians and non-Christians, but it will be geared toward Christians. When I actually make this blog, feel free to join it. I will cover more of the aspects of why we need to pull out of the system, and create our own, along with the difficulties we will encounter due to the fact that the government is already putting into place laws that would prevent us from doing so. We need to be one step ahead. That is why we need to 'pray for the church and pray for the country'. (Pray For The Church And Pray For The Country is a blog page I made, as well as a Facebook group).
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