Each Autumn and Spring I go looking for stored clothes with a musty odour. Some may have been sitting in the back of the cupboard waiting for their next wear. As the seasons change, our clothes change. It is the middle of Autumn here in Australia at the moment. The days are getting shorter and colder. We start to think of an extra layer of clothing to keep our body warm.
So, at this time of the year, I always go through my cupboard. First I look for any clothes that smell musty. These are put out for a wash instantly. I find that I cannot breathe properly if I put on a nightie that is slightly musty. I have to lie in it all night with it touching my skin and imparting its mustiness to the sheets and pillowcases. I don't want that. My winter singlets and nightwear get a wash. I don't want any old allergies or asthma to resurface.
Bedclothes get Musty too
Remember the sheets and pillowslips that you will sleep in. These, too, can take on a strong odour if unused for a few months. So out they go for a wash too. If the sheets are getting a wash, well the blankets must need a spruce up too. We use cotton blankets, so each of these is treated to water and sunshine.
In the 'olden days', the times of our grandmothers and great grandmothers, it was much more difficult to do the washing. It was all done by hand and hung on long lines in the open air. Sometimes special underclothes were spread across a convenient lavender bush to make it smell pretty.
Static Electricity and Synthetic clothing
Today, with the advent of the automatic washing machine, it is so easy to do a load of washing. However, spare a thought for all those people living in highrise apartments whose clothes never get to absorb the sunshine. They spread their clothing on clothes horses inside where the moisture slowly evaporates from them or throw them into a clothes dryer where they spin round and round for an hour or so, gathering static electricity.
Synthetic clothes are the worst for this. Synthetic clothing is made of acrylic, nylon, polyester, viscose and a few more varieties made from the oil and plastics industry. The best things to have your clothes made out of are cotton, wool, linen or bamboo. These do not attract static electricity and they are renewable.
We are so lucky here in Australia that so many of us have a clothesline in the backyard to dry the clothes. Make use of it and have fresh smelling clothing for winter.
The question of whether to vaccinate has been asked many times over the decades - Should I vaccinate my children? Should I vaccinate myself?
At the tender age of about three months, babies are presented to be vaccinated with a number of vaccines at the one time. Again they do this just a few short months later with another few vaccines. I distinctly remember being tested with the Mantoux test to see if I needed the Tuberculosis vaccine. Also the Polio vaccine came out and we all had to have this. There was no thought 50 or 60 years ago that you would not have these vaccines.
Reactions to Vaccines
When my children were being vaccinated, some vaccines were made in eggs. This caused major reactions by many children. When one of my children was injected with one of the vaccines as a tender little baby, he had a severe reaction to it and was very ill for a week.
Another member of my family was vaccinated against measles. Well when you are vaccinated you are not supposed to get the illness, are you? Within twelve months she had severe measles. The doctor had never seen such a bad case. She was very ill with it.
Autism and Vaccines
It has been widely mooted that the huge increase in autism is attributed to the vaccines given to these beautiful little babies. Autism usually affects boys for some, as yet unknown, reason. Statistics now show that 1 in 8 male children will be diagnosed with Autism. That is a shocking loss to our society as these boys will grow up to be young men who will not be able to contribute fully to society. It is also a very sad thing for each child as they struggle to learn and live in this world.
My homeopathic tutor embarked on a 25 year study developing homeopathic vaccines that are safe and just as effective as vaccines. Through research studies it has been shown that homeopathic vaccinations are equally as effective as Big Pharma's vaccines and without any side effects.
Family Allowance is tied in to Vaccination
The Government in Australia has just stated that it will not give Family Allowance to any parent if their child is not vaccinated. This is a payment given to parents to help bring up their child.
When my youngest child was about to go to school, 20 years ago, the schools would not accept the children is they were not vaccinated. Mmm... Big Brother at its best.
Brain Damage and Vaccinations
In Europe, England and Finland, about 1000 children have been severely brain damaged by the swine flu vaccine. Yet the US government tells its people that not one child has been damaged in their country. They must have amazing vaccines there. Also the Pharmaceutical companies making vaccines in the US have immunity stating that they are not responsible for any side effects a person may have from their vaccine.
Adults take most of their vaccinations every year in the form of flu vaccinations. Apparently the flu strains change each year. The vaccinations people have are for the strain of the fly from the previous year. Doctors offer 'flu shots' free to people 65 years and older. Many work places have an arrangement where they offer free flu vaccinations for their workers. People love 'free' things.
My mother had not had the often-offered flu vaccine for many years at my instigation. She did not get the flu in that time. When she ended up in a nursing home, I was not there to protect her all the time. She was given the vaccine. Within 5 hours she came out with shingles, a nasty illness that leaves its signature with a bad and often painful blistery rash across the body. This kept her confined her room for the next couple of weeks which disturbed her greatly.
Travel and Vaccination
Many adults in the past have had vaccinations when going to parts of the Third world where diseases, not found in the Western world, exist.
The following video is about vaccination in the US. Watch it and see what you think:
Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is found in our cells. It is the fuel we need to make energy. Without enough CoQ10 we get tired and exhausted.
Our energy is made in the mitochondria, little centres in our cells that are busily making energy for our body to keep going.
People with CFS have very low energy. Studies have been conducted about the effects of CoQ10 in people with different illnesses.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is similar to CFS. CFS is also called ME/CFS or CFIDS depending on which country you are in. The latest name used for this illness is Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease or SEID. People with one of these illnesses may also be diagnosed with the other or the doctor cannot make up his mind which illness it is.
The study found benefits when the people with FM took supplements of CoQ10. There was a significant reduction of symptoms.
It was found that taking black pepper along with the CoQ10 increased the absorption rate of CoQ10.
Levels supplemented in this study were 300mg CoQ10 daily. This was found to be safe and suitable supplement for many patients.
In the study it was found that CoQ10 also eased migraines in some people. They took it at the rate of 200-300mg daily. It needed to be taken for 3 months before benefits were noticed.
If you are deficient in CoQ10, reserves have to be built up. The mitochondria in the cells need the fuel to make energy. When the cells are firing correctly, other areas in your body will start to come into balance.
CoQ10 and Aging
Older people have less energy than younger people. It has been found that as they age, people have less CoQ10 in their body. It is a good idea for older people to supplement with CoQ10 to keep their energy going.
Another article on aging
Glutathione - Major Antioxidant
Another article on CFS
Evidence of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Another article on Migraines
Magnesium and Migraines
Natural toothpaste is a very important item to use in our bathroom.
Commercial toothpaste is a product that has also been invaded by chemicals. People today have been trained to expect toothpaste to make their teeth look whiter, kill the bacteria in their mouth and have plenty of froth and bubble. Then, of course it must come in an attractive container and sometimes the paste itself is coloured, and flavoured, often with mint.
There are many varieties of natural toothpaste on the market today. Some of these available in Australia are
Vicco Herbal Toothpaste,
Olive Leaf Toothpaste
Ingredients of Propolis Toothpaste
Active ingredients - propolis extract
calcium hydrogen phosphate
hydrogenated castor oil
clove bud oil
This is one of the most popular, along with Vicco Herbal Toothpaste.
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Products that may help you deal with EMR
The air around us has positive and negative ions in it. When there is a thunderstorm, negative ions are released into the atmosphere. Often after a thunderstorm or lightning, the air feels cleaner or clearer. This is because of the excess of negative ions in the air.
Negative ions are good for our health. They make us feel relaxed and calm. Negative ions abound at the beach. They are generated by the waves breaking. They are also found in great quantities in forests, among the trees.
Positive ions build up in hot, dry weather. They build up with hot, dry winds. People get irritable when it is hot and windy.
Negative ions help to clear the air from EMR. Negative ionizers can be used in rooms in the house where you spend the most time. They make the air feel fresh. It's best to keep windows and outside doors closed so that the ionizers can work on the air in the room.
Yarrow Environmental Solution
This is a flower essence made by the Flower Essence Society. Flower essences are the energy of flowers captured in water. This essence was made after the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in 1986.T he energy of the flowers used in this combination essence along with potentized sea salt directly counteracts the destructive effects of radiation on the human energy field. It comes in the form of drops which are placed under the tongue. This imparts vitalizing and restorative properties to the aura.
Yarrow Environmental Solution guards against video display terminals, x-rays, radiation therapy, high altitude radiation, detection devices at airport terminals and invasive electromagnetic fields.
Reference:Flower Essence Repertory, Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz
Earthing Sheets and Mats
By connecting us to the ground, we are connected into the Earth's energy. The Earth gives us electrons. These electrons match up with free radicals, those wicked little things that float around in our body causing inflammation and ageing in our body.
These sheets, developed by Clinton Ober, help us to access the energy of the earth from inside our home. These sheets have been specially designed and tested. All the science has been done for us. Put the sheet on your bed, plug the end of the wire into the earthing socket of your power point. You don't even have to turn the power point on. This product uses no electricity. Just go to bed as normal. You will be receiving the electrons from the earth as you sleep. There is also a product to put your bare feet on when sitting at the computer, or to put under your keyboard. You just have to touch these with bare skin.
Shungite is a rock or crystal with very special properties. It is found in Russia near the border of Finland. It is related to graphite and diamonds but is different from them. It is the only substance on earth that has geodesic formations within it. It is thought to be billions of years old and scientists are still trying to work out how it came to our planet.
This crystal or rock has the science behind it. It has been used by the Russians for hundreds of years to purify water and for healing. it has been proven to negate radiation within certain distances of it.
When this rock is placed in water it purifies it and imparts anti-radiation and antioxidant properties to it. The rock can be placed on computers to stop radiation affecting you. You can place some in your fridge to help you food last longer.
Rooms were lined with this and used for healing after the Chernobyl disaster. A Nobel Prize was given to the scientist who discovered its properties.
Food cravings may be a way for your body to tell you that it is desperate for more vitamins and minerals.
Many people do not eat enough vegetables or fruit. I feel vegetables are more important than fruit. Vegetables are the staff of life. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and hundreds of other things that are good for us that have not even been identified yet.
Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
Dark green vegetables are just so good for us. They include minerals like calcium in their leafy greens.
Kale , long used by Europeans, are an undervalued leafy green packed with goodness. Terry Wahls MD says she eats 500gm a day of kale because of all the goodness it contains. Kale is in the cabbage family. This family is called cruciferous vegetables. It contains cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, collards, kale and a few more varieties. Cruciferous vegetables contain sulphur (sulfur) which is so needed by our body.
Coloured vegetables are also excellent for our health. Dark blue and purple veggies contain anthocyanins which are very good for us. Red fruit and veggies - capsicum, tomatoes, radishes, strawberries, berries have a different set of goodness, filled with vitamins and minerals. Yellow and orange fruit and vegetables like carrots, pumpkin and oranges contain yet other benefits.
Everyone know that sugar is not good for us yet most of us eat it in some form or another. There are some lucky people who do not have a sweet tooth. Those who crave sugar and sweets will find their cravings diminish if they can increase their intake of vegetables of all colours and some fruit. These have natural sweeteners that will satisfy the body if enough are eaten.
Terry Wahls MD recommends that people eat 9 cups of vegetables a day, plus meat before they eat any grains or sugary foods. This can be spread out throughout the day. I think they would be so full with all the meat and veggies that they would not need other food.
This amount of nutritious food will be full of lots of good vitamins and minerals that will help feed the body and diminish cravings.
Other articles you may like:
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Major Food Allergies
Terry Wahls MD
It has been noticed by the medical community that there are similarities in symptoms between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis. MS is believed to be caused by an abnormal immune reaction.
A new study has shown that people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) have lower level immune system proteins called cytokines in their spinal fluid, as do people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). However, people in the ME/CFS group and the MS group had one cytokine, eotaxin, that was elevated.
This may be why they have brain fog. Brain fog is a collection of thinking-related problems such as confusion, difficulty with concentration and short term memory. Eotaxin is involved with allergy-like responses.
Testing for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Because nothing physical has shown up in the already available tests, many doctors thought CFS was ‘all in the mind’. People with ME/CFS have not been believed that they are ill and because of lack of scientific evidence most people did not believe their illness.
The finding of this biological marker have given evidence of some kind of disease process.
The Immune System
It is thought that the immune system of people with CFS and MS may go into overdrive against a virus and not be able to turn off. Eventually the immune system wears sown and the body is subject to weak responses from mild infections. A healthy person would be able to fight these weak viruses or bacteria easily.
Many people are working behind the scenes studying these illness like said Suzanne Vernon, a virologist and scientific director of the Solve ME/CFS Initiative, based in Los Angeles and lead researcher Dr. Mady Hornig, a professor at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in New York City.
We hope that it will not be too long before they develop objective tests that can diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome early.
ME/CFS affects about 2.5 million people in the US.
For the full article go to WebMD News
More information on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
New Name for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME)
Adrenal Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Brain Changes in People with ME/CFS
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