Month: May 2017

!2017 – The Loneliness of @POTUS’45

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May 30, 2017  By Rebecca Solnit

Once upon a time, a child was born into wealth and wanted for nothing, but he was possessed by bottomless, endless, grating, grasping wanting, and wanted more, and got it, and more after that, and always more. He was a pair of ragged orange claws upon the ocean floor, forever scuttling, pinching, reaching for more, a carrion crab, a lobster and a boiling lobster pot in one, a termite, a tyrant over his own little empires. He got a boost at the beginning from the wealth handed him and then moved among grifters and mobsters who cut him slack as long as he was useful, or maybe there’s slack in arenas where people live by personal loyalty until they betray, and not by rules, and certainly not by the law or the book. So for seven decades, he fed his appetites and exercised his license to lie, cheat, steal, and stiff working people of their wages, made messes, left them behind, grabbed more baubles, and left them in ruin.

He was supposed to be a great maker of things, but he was mostly a breaker. He acquired buildings and women and enterprises and treated them all alike, promoting and deserting them, running into bankruptcies and divorces, treading on lawsuits the way a lumberjack of old walked across the logs floating on their way to the mill, but as long as he moved in his underworld of dealmakers the rules were wobbly and the enforcement was wobblier and he could stay afloat. But his appetite was endless, and he wanted more, and he gambled to become the most powerful man in the world, and won, careless of what he wished for.

Thinking of him, I think of Pushkin’s telling of the old fairytale of The Fisherman and the Golden Fish. After being caught in the old fisherman’s net, the golden fish speaks up and offers wishes in return for being thrown back in the sea. The fisherman asks him for nothing, though later he tells his wife of his chance encounter with the magical creature. The fisherman’s wife sends him back to ask for a new washtub for her, and then a  second time to ask for a cottage to replace their hovel, and the wishes are granted, and then as she grows prouder and greedier, she sends him to ask that she become a wealthy person in a mansion with servants she abuses, and then she sends her husband back. The old man comes and grovels before the fish, caught between the shame of the requests and the appetite of his wife, and she becomes tsarina and has her boyards and nobles drive the husband from her palace. You could call the husband consciousness—the awareness of others and of oneself in relation to others—and the wife craving.

Finally she wishes to be supreme over the seas and over the fish itself, endlessly uttering wishes, and the old man goes back to the sea to tell the fish—to complain to the fish—of this latest round of wishes. The fish this time doesn’t even speak, just flashes its tail, and the old man turns around to see on the shore his wife with her broken washtub at their old hovel. Overreach is perilous, says this Russian tale; enough is enough. And too much is nothing.

The child who became the most powerful man in the world, or at least occupied the real estate occupied by a series of those men, had run a family business and then starred in an unreality show based on the fiction that he was a stately emperor of enterprise, rather than a buffoon barging along anyhow, and each was a hall of mirrors made to flatter his sense of self, the self that was his one edifice he kept raising higher and higher and never abandoned.

I have often run across men (and rarely, but not never, women) who have become so powerful in their lives that there is no one to tell them when they are cruel, wrong, foolish, absurd, repugnant. In the end there is no one else in their world, because when you are not willing to hear how others feel, what others need, when you do not care, you are not willing to acknowledge others’ existence. That’s how it’s lonely at the top. It is as if these petty tyrants live in a world without honest mirrors, without others, without gravity, and they are buffered from the consequences of their failures.

“They were careless people,” F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote of the rich couple at the heart of The Great Gatsby. “They smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” Some of us are surrounded by destructive people who tell us we’re worthless when we’re endlessly valuable, that we’re stupid when we’re smart, that we’re failing even when we succeed. But the opposite of people who drag you down isn’t people who build you up and butter you up.  It’s equals who are generous but keep you accountable, true mirrors who reflect back who you are and what you are doing.

“He is, as of this writing, the most mocked man in the world.”

We keep each other honest, we keep each other good with our feedback, our intolerance of meanness and falsehood, our demands that the people we are with listen, respect, respond—if we are allowed to, if we are free and valued ourselves. There is a democracy of social discourse, in which we are reminded that as we are beset with desires and fears and feelings, so are others; there was an old woman in Occupy Wall Street I always go back to who said, “We’re fighting for a society in which everyone is important.” That’s what a democracy of mind and heart, as well as economy and polity, would look like.

This year Hannah Arendt is alarmingly relevant, and her books are selling well, particularly On the Origins of Totalitarianism. She’s been the subject an extraordinary essay in the Los Angeles Review of Books and a conversation between scholar Lyndsey Stonebridge and Krista Tippet on the radio show “On Being.” Stonebridge notes that Arendt advocated for the importance of an inner dialogue with oneself, for a critical splitting in which you interrogate yourself—for a real conversation between the fisherman and his wife you could say: “People who can do that can actually then move on to having conversations with other people and then judging with other people. And what she called ‘the banality of evil’ was the inability to hear another voice, the inability to have a dialogue either with oneself or the imagination to have a dialogue with the world, the moral world.”

Some use their power to silence that and live in the void of their own increasingly deteriorating, off-course sense of self and meaning. It’s like going mad on a desert island, only with sycophants and room service. It’s like having a compliant compass that agrees north is whatever you want it to be. The tyrant of a family, the tyrant of a little business or a huge enterprise, the tyrant of a nation. Power corrupts, and absolute power often corrupts the awareness of those who possess it. Or reduces it: narcissists, sociopaths, and egomaniacs are people for whom others don’t exist.

We gain awareness of ourselves and others from setbacks and difficulties; we get used to a world that is not always about us; and those who do not have to cope with that are brittle, weak, unable to endure contradiction, convinced of the necessity of always having one’s own way. The rich kids I met in college were flailing as though they wanted to find walls around them, leapt as though they wanted there to be gravity and to hit ground, even bottom, but parents and privilege kept throwing out safety nets and buffers, kept padding the walls and picking up the pieces, so that all their acts were meaningless, literally inconsequential. They floated like astronauts in outer space.

Equality keeps us honest. Our peers tell us who we are and how we are doing, providing that service in personal life that a free press does in a functioning society. Inequality creates liars and delusion. The powerless need to dissemble—that’s how slaves, servants, and women got the reputation of being liars—and the powerful grow stupid on the lies they require from their subordinates and on the lack of need to know about others who are nobody, who don’t count, who’ve been silenced or trained to please. This is why I always pair privilege with obliviousness; obliviousness is privilege’s form of deprivation. When you don’t hear others, you don’t imagine them, they become unreal, and you are left in the wasteland of a world with only yourself in it, and that surely makes you starving, though you know not for what, if you have ceased to imagine others exist in any true deep way that matters. This is about a need for which we hardly have language or at least not a familiar conversation.

A man who wished to become the most powerful man in the world, and by happenstance and intervention and a series of disasters was granted his wish. Surely he must have imagined that more power meant more flattery, a grander image, a greater hall of mirrors reflecting back his magnificence. But he misunderstood power and prominence. This man had bullied friends and acquaintances, wives and servants, and he bullied facts and truths, insistent that he was more than they were, than it is, that it too must yield to his will. It did not, but the people he bullied pretended that it did. Or perhaps it was that he was a salesman, throwing out one pitch after another, abandoning each one as soon as it left his mouth. A hungry ghost always wants the next thing, not the last thing.

This one imagined that the power would repose within him and make him great, a Midas touch that would turn all to gold. But the power of the presidency was what it had always been: a system of cooperative relationships, a power that rested on people’s willingness to carry out the orders the president gave, and a willingness that came from that president’s respect for rule of law, truth, and the people. A man who gives an order that is not followed has his powerlessness hung out like dirty laundry. One day earlier this year, one of this president’s minions announced that the president’s power would not be questioned. There are tyrants who might utter such a statement and strike fear into those beneath him, because they have installed enough fear.

A true tyrant does not depend on cooperative power but has a true power of command, enforced by thugs, goons, Stasi, the SS, or death squads. A true tyrant has subordinated the system of government and made it loyal to himself rather than to the system of laws or the ideals of the country. This would-be tyrant didn’t understand that he was in a system where many in government, perhaps most beyond the members of his party in the legislative branch, were loyal to law and principle and not to him. His minion announced the president would not be questioned, and we laughed. He called in, like courtiers, the heads of the FBI, of the NSA, and the director of national intelligence to tell them to suppress evidence, to stop investigations and found that their loyalty was not to him. He found out to his chagrin that we were still something of a democracy, and that the free press could not be so easily stopped, and the public itself refused to be cowed and mocks him earnestly at every turn.

A true tyrant sits beyond the sea in Pushkin’s country. He corrupts elections in his country, eliminates his enemies with bullets, poisons, with mysterious deaths made to look like accidents—he spread fear and bullied the truth successfully, strategically. Though he too had overreached with his intrusions into the American election, and what he had hoped would be invisible caused the whole world to scrutinize him and his actions and history and impact with concern and even fury. Russia may have ruined whatever standing and trust it has, may have exposed itself, with this intervention in the US and then European elections.

The American buffoon’s commands were disobeyed, his secrets leaked at such a rate his office resembled the fountains at Versailles or maybe just a sieve (this spring there was an extraordinary piece in the Washington Post with thirty anonymous sources), his agenda was undermined even by a minority party that was not supposed to have much in the way of power, the judiciary kept suspending his executive orders, and scandals erupted like boils  and sores. Instead of the dictator of the little demimondes of beauty pageants, casinos, luxury condominiums, fake universities offering fake educations with real debt, fake reality tv in which he was master of the fake fate of others, an arbiter of all worth and meaning, he became fortune’s fool.

He is, as of this writing, the most mocked man in the world. After the women’s march on January 21st, people joked that he had been rejected by more women in one day than any man in history; he was mocked in newspapers, on television, in cartoons, was the butt of a million jokes, and his every tweet was instantly met with an onslaught of attacks and insults by ordinary citizens gleeful to be able to speak sharp truth to bloated power.

He is the old fisherman’s wife who wished for everything and sooner or later he will end up with nothing. The wife sitting in front of her hovel was poorer after her series of wishes, because she now owned not only her poverty but her mistakes and her destructive pride, because she might have been otherwise, but brought power and glory crashing down upon her, because she had made her bed badly and was lying in it.

The man in the white house sits, naked and obscene, a pustule of ego, in the harsh light, a man whose grasp exceeded his understanding, because his understanding was dulled by indulgence. He must know somewhere below the surface he skates on that he has destroyed his image, and like Dorian Gray before him, will be devoured by his own corrosion in due time too. One way or another this will kill him, though he may drag down millions with him. One way or another, he knows he has stepped off a cliff, pronounced himself king of the air, and is in freefall. Another dungheap awaits his landing; the dung is all his; when he plunges into it he will be, at last, a self-made man.

!2017 – 0527 How To Make A Year-Round Herb Garden

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How To Make A Year-Round Herb Garden

 May 27, 2017 | Updated May 27, 2017 from HP

Fresh herbs have the power to bring any food to life. They offer a bright punch of flavour to many meals and elevate even the most boring of dishes. Unfortunately, many of us tend to shy away from buying the fresh stuff because herbs like basil and parsley tend to spoil quickly. But what if we told you that you could have fresh herbs available in your own backyard yearlong? Just imagine the scene— fresh basil for your pasta sauce, dill for salmon and rosemary for roast chicken.

If this sounds like some sort of delicious dream, you need to build your own herb garden. The most important factors are ample sunlight, a good potting soil like PRO-MIX Organic Vegetable & Herb Mix and quality seeds or healthy seedlings. Here’s a step-by-step guide to a more flavourful existence.


garden pots

Step 1: Collect the necessary supplies

You’ll need the following items:

• Quality potting soil that’s high in organic matter. PRO-MIX Organic Vegetable & Herb Mix is a good option because it’s specially formulated with the needs of herb plants in mind. A proprietary technology called MYCOATIVE is active in the soil and encourages nutrient and water intake so your

plants thrive
• Several large pots with drainage holes
• Tray or drain pan
• Seeds or smaller plants from the nursery

sunlight on herbs

Step 2: Establish a location

Situate your herb garden in a spot that gets a lot of direct sunlight. Herbs are generally fans of basking in the sun and require at least six hours of tanning time.

All is not lost if you don’t have sunlight spilling into your home daily. Placing fluorescent lights above your herb garden can give it a boost as well.

planting herbs

Step 3: Start planting

If you have the space, each plant should have its own home so you can tend to its specific requirements. If not, grow herbs together that have relatively similar care needs.

Fill your containers about three quarters full with soil and moisten with water. Being careful not to damage the roots, place the plant into their allotted spot and pat down the soil around it.

watering herbs

Step 4: Water and rotate

It goes without saying that you need to water your herbs regularly. However, it’s easy to find yourself over-watering as well. Leaves will start to yellow and eventually, your plant baby will succumb. You can get a sense of your garden’s need for a drink by touching the soil and seeing if there’s still dampness or picking it up and gauging by its weight. Soil should never be bone dry.

Humidity is also important to your herb garden’s well being. Give your plants a spritz of water every week to keep them moist and happy.

Rotating your herb gardens allows for even growth and prevents it from 

reblogged: 170522 growing crooked. Let each side of your herb plants get its much-needed time soaking up the sun. 

Fresh herbs are a healthy way to bring life to all your dishes. You can’t get more fresh than snipping off an aromatic rosemary sprig from your indoor herb garden. Learn more about how PRO-MIX Organic Vegetable & Herb Mix can help your indoor herb plants hit meet their maximum potential.

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!2017 – Common Ground 

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A Common Ground and the Wiseman.

A father left 17 Camels as an Asset for his Three Sons.

When the Father passed away, his sons opened up the will.

The Will of the Father stated that the Eldest  son should get Half of 17 Camels,

The Middle Son should be given 1/3rd of 17 Camels,

Youngest Son should be given 1/9th of the 17.  Camels,

As it is not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, the sons started to fight with each other.

So, they decided to go to a wise man.

The wise man listened patiently about the Will. The wise man, after giving this thought, brought one camel of his own & added the same to 17. That increased the total to 18 camels.

Now, he started reading the deceased father’s will.

Half of 18 = 9.

So he gave 9 camels to the eldest son.

1/3rd of 18 = 6.

So he gave 6 camels to the middle son.

1/9th of 18 = 2.

So he gave 2 camels to the youngest son.

Now add this up:

9 + 6 + 2 = 17 &

This leaves 1 camel, which the wise man took back.
MORAL: The attitude of negotiation & problem solving is to find the 18th camel i.e. the common ground. Once a person is able to find the common ground, the issue is resolved. It is difficult at times.
However, to reach a solution, the first step is to believe that there is a solution. If we think that there is no solution, we won’t be able to reach any!
If you liked this story,  please share with all. You might spark a thought, inspire & possibly change a life forever!

A very interesting lesson….
This wise man is no one. But Hazrat Ali( RA)

© 2017.

!2017 – Toxic Tooth

13 signs you have a toxic tooth infection and how to treat it without going to a dentist

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An abscessed tooth is a common term used to describe an infection at the root of a tooth or between the gum and a tooth. This infection causes severe tooth decay and can be caused by bacteria that enters the tooth (through a dental cavity, chip, or crack) and spreads all the way down to the root tip.

If left untreated, it can lead to severe pain and inflammation. The affected tooth loses its ability to combat infections which can reach the pulp chamber of the tooth. When the pulp in the root tooth dies, pain decreases. However, this doesn’t mean the infection has healed; it will continue to spread and destroy the surrounding tissue.

If left untreated, it may spread to the bone that supports the tooth and causes severe life-threatening complications. An abscessed tooth can also be caused by gingivitis, severe tooth decay, poor dental hygiene, high-sugar diets and even sticky foods.

The symptoms of an abscessed tooth include throbbing and sharp toothaches, pain when chewing food, altered ability to taste, bad breath, swelling of the cheek, red and sore gums, difficulty swallowing food, swollen lymph nodes under your jaw, fevers and general discomfort.

Below Are Some Amazing Home Remedies For Tooth Abscesses


Water and Salt Rinses

This a well-known remedy that even your dentist will recommend. Salt has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can help reduce inflammation, prevent bacterial growth in the mouth and prevent other infections.

You Need:

  • ½ teaspoon of salt

  • 1 glass of warm water


  1. Pour the salt into warm water and mix until dissolved. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with this mixture and then spit it out. Repeat this 3-4 times a day to clear infections and reduce discomfort and pain.

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling as a remedy for tooth infections as old as the hills! It is widely used in ancient Ayurvedic practices and also in the treatment of abscessed teeth or sore gums. Oil pulling helps reduce the amount of bacteria and toxins in the mouth and also promotes better oral health.

You Need:

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

  • Warm water


  1. Pour one teaspoon of extra virgin coconut oil in your mouth. Swish the oil inside your mouth for about 15 minutes and then spit it out.

  2. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm water. Repeat this twice daily especially in the morning on an empty stomach for about a month.


Garlic contains an active compound called allicin, which is a natural antibiotic that helps prevent bacterial infections. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which relieve pain from swelling.

You Need:

  • 3-4 garlic cloves


  1. Peel and wash the cloves properly, then crush them and squeeze out the juice. Doing this will release the compound allicin. Apply the juice to your abscessed tooth. Repeat this process at least 2 times daily.

  2. Alternatively, eat 2-3 cloves of garlic (chew properly to release the allicin).

Wet Black Tea Bag

Black tea bags also contain antioxidants to help fight infections. They are especially helpful for dental abscesses because they absorb some of the toxins and pus.

You Need:

  • Warm water

  • Black tea bag


  1. Soak the black tea bag in warm water for a few minutes. Wring it out and place it on the swollen area while holding or sucking on it. Leave it there for few hours or overnight and rinse your mouth with a salt water solution. Repeat once a day for a couple of weeks. 

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide is a very good antimicrobial agent that can help get rid of tooth abscesses. It has disinfectant and antibacterial properties that help kill the bacteria which cause abscessed teeth, thereby reducing inflammation and pain.

You Need:

  • 2 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide

  • 1 teaspoon of warm water

  • Baking soda

  • Cotton ball (optional)


  1. Mix 2 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide with 1 tablespoon of warm water. Use this mixture to rinse your mouth thoroughly and then spit it out.

  2. Alternatively, mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 2 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Apply this paste on the affected areas for a few minutes and then rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm water. Do this for a couple of weeks.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is another very effective home remedy for abscessed teeth. It contains two beneficial acids called acetic acid and malic acid which are excellent antibacterials, antimicrobials, and antifungals. ACV also has disinfectant and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce pain and inflammation. For this, I recommend you use Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar.

You Need:

  • 1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar


  1. Pour apple cider vinegar in your mouth and swish it around. Leave it in your mouth for 5 minutes and spit it out.

  2. Rinse your mouth with warm water. Repeat this 2-4 times daily for a month.


Turmeric is often used to reduce inflammation caused by abscessed teeth. It is rich in antibiotic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and also helps promotes oral health.

You Need:

  • Warm water

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder


  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder with a little water to make a paste, then apply it directly to the affected tooth. Allow it to sit for about 15 minutes, then rinse off.

  2. Alternatively, mix 14 teaspoons of turmeric with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Apply the paste to the affected area. Allow to sit for 15 minutes, then rinse off.

Oregano Oil

Oregano oil contains antibacterial, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties which help clear the infections. When used on an abscessed tooth, it numbs the area. Oregano oil is widely used for abscessed tooth because it helps abscess drainage while killing the bacteria in the pus. It also boost immunity and helps fight tooth infections and speeds up healing process. The best product I have used for this is the NOW Foods Oregano Oil Enteric

You Need:

  • 2-3 drops off oregano oil

  • Cotton swab


  1. Pour a few drops of oregano oil directly on the cotton swab. Apply the swab directly on the affected tooth and leave to stay for about 5 minutes.

  2. Alternatively, prepare a mouthwash by mixing 3 to 5 drops of oregano with ¼ cup of warm water.

  3. Use the mixture to swish your mouth for about 5 minutes and spit out the mixture. Repeat this remedy about 3 or 4 times daily

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint is a potent remedy for an abscessed tooth. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help reduce inflammation and relieve you of the pain associated with an abscessed tooth. My recommendation is the Pure Body Naturals Undiluted Essential Peppermint Oil.

You Need:


  1. Pour few drops of peppermint oil on the swab and apply directly on the affected area. Hold the swab against your tooth for a few minutes before letting go.

  2. Alternatively, you can use your finger to gently apply the oil on the affected tooth. Repeat this process 3-4 times a day for at least a month.


Potato has antiseptic properties and is alkaline in nature, but with acidic properties. Its acidic property is said to help slough off dead cells and other toxins.

You Need:

  • Slice of raw potato


  1. Take the slice of raw potato and place it against affected areas. Leave it there to sit for 30 minutes or leave overnight. Then remove the potato. You should notice a bit of discolouration over it. This is due to the toxins pulled out of the infected tooth.


Chamomile contains anti-inflammatory properties which can heal injured tissues. It comes in herbs and tea form, both of which can be used to remedy abscessed tooth.


  1. Drink 3 to 4 cups of chamomile tea daily

  2. To soothe swelling, make a poultice of chamomile and apply it topically over affected area several times a day

  3. Alternatively, wet the tea bag and hold it against the infected tooth.


Echinacea is widely considered a natural antibiotic and it helps relieve pain and inflammation caused by infections. Echinacea is available in tinctures and capsules. I recommend the Child Life Echinacea, Glass Bottle,

You Need:

  • Echinacea herb

  • 1 teaspoon tea bag

  • Water


  1. Mix warm water with the herb or teabag. Leave it to steep for about 5 minutes, then strain the mixture. Use the mixture to rinse your mouth thoroughly. Repeat this 2-3 times daily

Additional Tips

To prevent abscessed tooth, below are a few tips to bear in mind

  • Always brush your teeth twice daily.

  • Use an antimicrobial mouthwash to swish your mouth every morning after brushing your teeth.

  • Replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months.

  • Quit smoking and the use of tobacco.

  • Chewing too much gum should be avoided.

  • Avoid junk food and eat healthy alternatives.

  • Avoid caffeine when suffering from tooth pain or infection.

This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified health provider with any questions about your oral health, medical condition and/or current medication. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking advice or treatment because of something you have read here.


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!2017 – Glyphosate, Carcinogenic & Genomtoxin of  (#Monsanto):

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(NaturalNews) Key data outlining the toxicity of glyphosate (Roundup) was recently uncovered, revealing that Monsanto knew about the cancer-causing effects of its best-selling herbicide more than 35 years ago, as did the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and yet neither entity chose to make this information known in the interest of public health.

Both Monsanto and the EPA knew full well, at least as early as 1981, that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, causes cancer in mammals. Earlier studies conducted during the late 1970s and early 1980s appear to have documented cancer-causing effects from glyphosate in rats, mice and dogs, though this information was buried by Monsanto with the blessing of the EPA.

Using “trade secrets” as an excuse to keep the findings of these studies confidential, Monsanto successfully cherry picked and manipulated its cohort of study data to suggest that glyphosate was safe, and the rest is history. Except that previously hidden memoranda that have since come to light reveal a whole lot more about the true nature of this pervasive chemical pesticide.

According to Sustainable Pulse, uncovered EPA memos from the early 1980s point to research showing that glyphosate caused significant damage to the kidneys of rats. These same studies also noted hyperplasia in the rats, which is considered a very early and necessary step in the formation of cancerous tumors.

In 1981, the EPA scrutinized this data and pressed Monsanto for more information before granting a NOEL, or “no observed adverse effect level,” for glyphosate. But less than one year later, Monsanto successfully obfuscated the data and convinced the EPA that glyphosate was safe under the guise that conflicting data was suddenly a “trade secret.”

“The evidence shows that by 1981 both Monsanto and the EPA were aware of malignant tumours and pre-cancerous conditions in the test animals which were fed small doses of glyphosate in the secret feeding experiments,” said Dr. Brian John for GM-Free Cymru, about the facts.

“Although concerns were expressed at the time by EPA committees, these concerns were later suppressed under the weight of conflicting evidence brought forward by Monsanto, some of it involving the inappropriate use of historical control data of dubious quality. None of these studies is available for independent examination.”

Monsanto hid glyphosate dangers by substantially reducing exposure levels in test mice

One of the ways that Monsanto covered up the true dangers associated with glyphosate was to substantially reduce the amount of the chemical given to study rats. Now-exposed EPA memos reveal that test rats in the new studies were suddenly being given only 1/100 of the amount of glyphosate given in earlier studies, with no explanation.

A 1986 EPA memo admitted that this was a curious move by Monsanto, adding that the glyphosate doses tested were nowhere near the “maximally tolerated dose.” If the glyphosate doses had remained the same, remarked the then Oncogenicity Peer Review Committee, “tumours might have been induced.”

“The effect of glyphosate on endocrine tissue such as breast and prostate, or even placenta, is disruptive at least and an increased incidence of endocrine neoplasia is likely to be seen in National Statistics,” added retired academic pathologist Dr. Stanley Ewen, noting that glyphosate’s association with pre-neoplastic changes in experimental mice were never revealed as they should have been.

“The Glyphosate Task Force denies the involvement of glyphosate in human malignancy despite their knowledge of many reports of lymphomas and pituitary adenomas in experimental animals dosed with glyphosate.”

The tobacco industry, as you may recall, never really recovered from its shameful legacy of lying to the public about the safety of cigarettes. But Monsanto’s massive cover-up of glyphosate’s cancer-causing effects takes evil to a whole new level, as the multinational corporation not only lied about the herbicide’s safety but actively manipulated a federal agency tasked with protecting public health in the process.

Be sure to check out the new World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer report that declares glyphosate to be “probably carcinogenic” to humans:


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!2017 – 41 things to do in Vancouver or BC

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Things To Do In Van

41 Bucket List Things To Do In BC This Summer 2017

Summer here we come!


School is finally out and summer is finally upon is! And if you work, well I guess you still have work, but hopefully this list will entice you to take a break from your 9 to 5.

READ ALSO: 11 Day Trips To Go Near Vancouver With Your Significant Other This Summer

So what’re you going to do with all this free time of yours now? Explore the beautiful BC of course! There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being a tourist in your own hood.

Discover or rediscover hidden gems in the province and make the most of your summer. Here are 41 things you have to add to your summer 2017 bucket list! And if you don’t have this bucket list going, thwill get you going.

1. Go on a wine road trip on the Golden Mile.

2. Hit up some of the best chicken and waffles in Vancouver.

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3. Camp out on Vancouver Island in style with Free Spirit Spheres.

4. Test your courage and go bungee jumping in Whistler.

5. Surfs up! Ride the waves on Chesterman Beach in Tofino.

via @yvrfoodfest

6. Eat your heart out at YVR Food Fest (Jun 29 to Jul 3)

7. Go kayaking around Deep Cove and then a hike at Quarry Rock in North Vancouver.

8. Discover (or rediscover) Vancouver’s hidden gems with this ultimate scavenger hunt.

via @cathyrynscamera

9. Explore the abandoned trails of Othello Tunnels.

10. Rent out one of these beautiful BC waterfront Airbnb with your squad.

11. Be a savage and join Tough Mudder in Whistler (Jun 17 to 18)

12. Have an obligatory chill session at Dude Chilling Park.

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13. Hike up to Wapta Falls in Yoho National Park and be in awe of the stunning waterfall.

14. Fly in a seaplane to Vancouver Island.

15. Stuff your mouth with the yummiest sushi in Vancity.

16. Head out to Abbotsford for their annual tulip festival and take awesome Insta photos (until May 17)

via @vancouverfoodie

17. Try the Rotatoe at Canada’s biggest night market, the Richmond Night Market (May 12 to Oct 9).

18. Relax at Canada’s no. 1 luxury spa, The Grotto Spa, in Parksville for only $40.

19. Do a camping trip in Haida Gwaii.

20. Go berry picking at a U-Pick farm with your BFF.

via @dametraveler

21. Take in the incredible views at Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park.

22. Visit this insane spotted lake in Osoyoos (if you don’t have trypophobia…I do so I’m not going to include a picture, lol).

23. Get drunk on craft beer and listen to awesome music at the Truck Stop Concert Series.

24. Join a drum circle on Galiano Island.

via @packofpeanuts

25. Embrace the beauty of the PNW at the Sea-to-Sky Gondola.

26. Grab your DSLR and have a little photoshoot at the most Instagram-worthy places in Vancouver.

27. Live life as if you were in Riverdale and visit all the filming locations.

via @roddypeeps

28. Take a dip into the natural (and free) Lussier Hot Springs at Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park.

29. Stop asking bae “where do you wanna eat?” and crush this list of Vancity restaurants with them…or your BFF.

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30. Unleash your inner Tarzan and go for a Tree Top Adventure course in Whistler.

31. Or conquer these bucket list food items you have to eat in Vancouver before you die.

32. Take a free yoga lesson at Karma Teachers Yoga.

33. Catch a breathtaking Vancouver sunset at one of these perfect viewpoints.

via @taylor___mac___cares

34. Keep sip’, sip’, sippin’ away at all these bucket list drinks in Vancouver.

35. Watch fireworks with bae during the Celebration of Lights at English Bay (Jul 29, Aug 2, Aug 5)

36. Go skinny dipping at Wreck Beach.

37. Hike the Stawamus Chief for the most breathtaking views you’ve ever seen.

via @tourismvictoriabc

38. Visit the incredible castle of Professor X in Victoria.

39. Watch free outdoor movies in the Stanley Park (starting in Jul, dates and line up TBA).

40. Go tubing in Penticton’s 7 km river channel.

via @viktoriahaack

41. Visit this enchanted treehouse between Revelstoke and Sicamous.


Dora LeungEnglish Literature graduate by day and ceaseless vagabond by night. R&B junkie, stamp card collector, and ice cream truck chaser. Follow her quarter-life crisis adventures @dorwarr.







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!2017 – Make your Herbal Medicines

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Could You And Your Family Survive The Coming Dangerous Medical Meltdown?

Learn How You Can Make Powerful Herbal Medicines Secretly in Your Kitchen

Amazing “Must Have” Course Lets You Prepare Your Own Powerful Herbal Remedies If All Hell Breaks Loose And You Can’t Get To A Doctor

  Make your own herbal medicines
The existence of these incredible videos has enraged and shocked some professionals because they reveal the secrets of making herbal remedies in the privacy of your own home. This course contains blacklisted information establishment bureaucrats had hoped the average person would NEVER have access to. If you would like to learn the lost art of preparing herbal remedies, you absolutely MUST see these amazing videos while they are still available.
Make Herbal Medicines by Bill Heid

From: Bill HeidPresident,
Solutions From Science
Wednesday, 7:35 a.m.

Dear Friend,

Our inside sources in Congress have just informed us that new regulation once again targets herbal remedies in the war against freedom of choice in health care. 

To monopolize the market, the pharmaceutical companies are pushing for new strict FDA regulations, and whenever possible, a new outright ban on many herbs. A total ban on raw herbs will be difficult, considering that herbs grow wild in practically every field and backyard in the country. What they can ban, however, is the production and the sale of herbal products. And, believe it or not, that is already happening.

  • Thanks to the work of the FDA, the sale of some teas, extracts and tinctures has practically been eliminated. Herbs and/or herbal preparations of blood root, blessed thistle, centaury, calamus root, linden, lobelia, yarrow and vervain are some others, just to name a few on this list.
  • The FDA placed the herb Jin Bu Huan on its long list of Chinese herbal medicines already banned from importation.

The list of banned herbs and herbal preparations is long. And even though the “cradle to grave” party (and their lobbyist comrades) no longer have complete control of the Senate, the list is still getting longer. Banning the sale and/or import of herbal remedies is only part of what’s coming.

Get Ready To See Just How Dirty These Guys Can Play When It Comes To Keeping Herbal Medicines Off The Over-The-Counter Market.

Next, the public will be hoodwinked into believing herbal remedies are dangerous and only the pharmaceutical companies have the know-how and expertise to formulate these medicines. They’re not going to tell you how Oriental doctors have been making plant medicines for thousands of years. Nor will you hear how Native Americans have safely converted medicinal plants into extracts, tinctures, balms and other medicines for centuries in this country. If their plan works, the drug companies will bury these simple, yet very effective, ancient techniques. 

Make your own herbal remedies.  

Knowing Exactly 
How To Mix Herbal Preparations Provides A Great Emergency 
Backup Plan!

Misinformation Campaigns Are “Old Hat” To Pharmaceutical Companies. They Have Become Experts At Manipulating The Media And Using The Regulators To Strong-Arm Anybody That Gets In Their Way

Remember the egg scare a few years ago? Well-orchestrated efforts convinced this entire country that eggs were the worst food ever consumed by man. It was part of the pharmaceutical industry’s scheme to wage war against cholesterol. Quite conveniently, the “war on cholesterol” just happened to coincide with the development of a new class of drugs designed to lower cholesterol levels. Even 25 years later, after hundreds of studies have proven that eggs have absolutely nothing to do with heart disease or cholesterol levels, doctors and patients alike are still afraid to eat this almost perfect food.

Doctors fall for these propaganda campaigns quicker than anyone!

It’s not too surprising, considering their “continuing education” comes mostly from drug salesmen. Heck, they’re still telling patients polyunsaturated oils and margarine are safe. For the last 15 years, research has shown that margarine and these highly processed vegetable oils are worse for your heart than natural substances like butter, olive or flax oil. 

Whether we like it or not, doctors are joined at the hip with the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical companies fund drug studies to get approval. Once the drug has been approved, insurance companies will pay doctors to prescribe it to their patients. Prescribing unapproved drugs or unconventional natural treatments aren’t encouraged in our society. Doing so subjects the doctors to harassment, peer pressure and even malpractice lawsuits. Don’t count on your doctor to show you how to make or use natural medicines. It’s not going to happen.

When was the last time you heard of a doctor recommending licorice root for the treatment of ulcers or stomach problems? Their choice of treatment has been Tagamet. Even when research studies proved that licorice root was a more effective cure for ulcers than Tagamet, doctors still made Tagamet the most frequently prescribed drug in history. Now that Tagamet’s patent protection has expired, the FDA is allowing the drug to be sold over-the-counter. (Maybe you can explain to me, how one minute, Tagamet is so dangerous that the FDA will only allow it to be prescribed under the supervision of a physician, and the next minute, deemed so safe that it can be sold to anyone over—the-counter?)

Could You Help
Your Family 
If A Crisis Closed 
Your Drug Store?

  Herbal Medicines

The Pharmaceutical Companies And Their Strong-Arm Partner, The Regulatory Muscle Of Government, Play Hardball. They Have One Major Interest In Mind. And It’s Not Your Health And Well-Being.

Their interest is pure and simple… profit. This is another excellent example of what I call the “Golden Rule”… The one with the most gold makes the rules. (It should be no surprise to learn that many of the top bureaucrats at the FDA eventually leave their jobs to find higher-paying positions awaiting them in the pharmaceutical industry. That’s that ol’ saying about the fox guarding the hen house.)

I honestly don’t know what will become of herbal preparations in this country. Currently, there seems to be a fairly strong movement toward promoting natural remedies, and I try to remain optimistic. But as a matter of survival, I’ve learned to hope for the best, while preparing for the worst. I’ve seen too many shenanigans orchestrated by our country’s regulators to be naive enough to believe herbal preparations will be left alone. There’s simply too much money at stake.

History Has Shown That When A Natural, Unpatentable Therapy Threatens The Profits Of The Pharmaceutical Industry, It Usually Gets Squashed Like A Bug Hitting A Windshield.

Five years ago, roughly 85% of the world’s population relied on herbal preparations as their sole form of medicine. That figure is now closer to 60%. This percentage will continue to decline rapidly as Western communications and technology invade even the most remote villages of the world. The pharmaceutical companies see these new areas as vast markets. What makes them even more attractive, is the lack of regulations and restrictions on advertising claims. (In Peru, one drug company recently offered a free bottle of wine to anyone there who purchased at least three boxes of its congestion product!)

This push by the pharmaceutical companies also results in a loss of extremely valuable knowledge, the knowledge of how to prepare and use herbal medicines.

U.S. and European pharmaceutical companies are currently isolating single compounds from herbs in an effort to come up with the next miracle drug or “silver bullet.” Traditional herbal practitioners, particularly the Chinese, with over 2,500 years of experience, say this is the wrong approach. They feel that an herb’s real potential can only be realized by using parts of the whole plant. Their experience has shown that nature has a way of combining specific compounds and chemicals that work in conjunction with one another. This harmony accounts for the lack of harmful side effects, the gentle healing effects and the ability of whole herbal preparations to enhance the overall immune system. 

Our Western culture isn’t set up to recognize combinations of chemicals, like those found in herbs. In this country, a drug can only be patented or approved by the FDA if it is a pure compound with very specific biological effects. And without patent protection and FDA approval, the huge profits won’t follow. Unapproved medicines are doomed for failure, regardless of how effective they might be. 

The information on how to actually make herbal medicines has always been a fairly close-guarded secret. Chinese palace physicians secretly passed it down from one dynasty to the next. Shamans and folk healers hand-picked their apprentices. For thousands of years, this knowledge proved to be some of the most valuable of all. It could even become priceless in just the next few years with the predicted shortage of 150,000 doctors.

I realize that even if you had the time to learn these priceless techniques, you would have to track down a willing Chinese palace physician, or folk healer to teach you.

Well, I’ve taken care of that for you. As you’ll see in a minute, I’ve located one of the finest teachers in the world when it comes to herbal medicines.

This frightening trend toward regulation and the outright banning of certain powerful natural remedies has been accelerating since President Obama took office. And if things really turn nasty, as many insiders are now predicting, I still want you to be able to care for yourself and your family. I want you to have the most powerful tool available… the ability to produce your own natural medicines.

I’m not talking about opening your own factory or using some complicated process. You can use the same simple techniques used by Native Americans, Chinese physicians and folk healers. You can make medicines like bitters, teas, foot powders, eye washes, face creams, lotions, tooth powders, facial scrubs, throat lozenges and hundreds of other powerful healing remedies. And you can do it in just a matter of minutes, right in your own kitchen!

For The Last Eighteen Months, I’ve Been 
Searching For The Best Way To Get 
This Information In Your Hands.

I’ve literally researched herbal cures from around the world. I’ve interviewed hundreds of herbal practitioners. I’ve reviewed every single teaching aid I could find. Although I met some very knowledgeable people and discovered hundreds of good publications, nothing I could find was concise, simple and easy to use. Just when I had made the decision to produce my own program, I finally found it. 

I found the perfect teacher and the perfect program for learning the secrets of collecting, preparing, preserving, storing and using herbal medicines. And as much as I hate to admit it, this program is far better than anything I could have produced on my own.

Debra Nuzzi St. Claire is a Master Herbalist who has been studying and teaching herbal medicine for the last 20 years. She has taught and lectured internationally on the preparation and use of herbs. She has formulated over 270 products for the natural health care industry. And, she has developed the most phenomenal herbal program I have ever seen. It is called, “Herbal Preparations and Natural Therapies — Creating and Using a Home Herbal Medicine Chest.” 

Her program consists of four hours of training on three DVDs and a 150-page reference manual. The quality of the information is outstanding. Watching this program is like watching something straight from The Discovery Channel. It is spellbinding. Once you start watching, you can’t leave the room.

Debra begins by going into the field and showing you the correct way to identify, collect and protect wild herbs. This section is followed by very detailed, yet extremely simple, methods of making herbal medicines.

As she shows you exactly how to make every type of herbal preparation imaginable, you can follow along in your own kitchen and produce the exact same products. You can make black cherry cough syrup and then turn it into lozenges. You can prepare dozens of useful healing remedies like poultices for warts and varicose veins, burn ointments, lip balm, baby salve, bug repellent, vinegar, clay facial masks, herbal baths and on and on. You’ll learn how to make standardized extracts, tinctures and powders for encapsulation from any herb or herb formula you desire.

When you finish watching these videos, you’ll know more about the preparation of herbs than 99.9% of the doctors in this country. And believe me, it could turn out to be some of the most precious information you’ll ever learn.

Here’s Just A Few Samples Of The Materials Covered On This Program:

  • Making castor oil packs that help to stimulate organ function and relieve pain
  • Why most herbalists are dead WRONG about the right way to make compresses
  • How to make all-natural cough syrup
  • The easiest process of making decoctions (anyone can do this)
  • The best herbal remedy for dry skin
  • When to use electuaries and how to make them
  • The proper way to prepare an extract (that no one else will teach you)
  • Making all-natural facial creams that you just can’t buy at the store
  • Fomentations and when to use them (and why you need an ice cold compress)
  • Proper preparation of glycerites (the 1 step not to miss)
  • The most efficient way to harvest your herbs
  • Making herbal poultices to remove infection
  • Making herbal salves (and Debra shows you how to keep your salves from spoiling)
  • How to identify useful herbs
  • The best way to prepare your infusion
  • Everything you’ll need for juicing your herbs
  • The secret to making a great liniment (no one tells you this)
  • How to make throat lozenges that soothe and heal
  • Using and extracting oils from your herbs
  • Making and using herbal ointments (Debra even shows the best method for burn victim ointments)
  • How to best prepare potent oxymels
  • Plasters that can stimulate circulation, relieve pain, and reduce swelling.
  • The best 3 uses for herbal powders and how to easily make them
  • The absolute BEST method for storing and preserving your herbs
  • Breaking a fever and drawing out toxins with an herbal steam bath
  • Proper stewardship for wild-collected herbs
  • Ultra-comfortable herbal suppositories
  • Preparing and using the best herbal tinctures

*Very Important: This program is designed to be extremely comprehensive. However, it is being sold for emergency preparedness only. It is not in any way intended to replace conventional medicine or your doctor. If you are sick, you should see a health care professional. Please understand, that herbal medicines can backfire. In fact, misuse of the powerful protocols in this course could even be hazardous to your health!

This Unique Program Was Not Produced For The General Public!

It was produced strictly as a comprehensive teaching aid for some of the most prestigious herbal schools in the world. It’s been used to train some of the top herbalists in both this country and abroad. Needless to say, Debra was somewhat confused (and reluctant) when I approached her about offering the program to Solutions From Science customers. After all, renowned herbal colleges use it as an advanced class and the cost to their students is often $299 or more. And while it’s worth every bit of $299, at that price, I knew a lot of our customers would not be able to afford it. That’s when I began to wheel and deal with Debra.

The Details That Debra And I Finally Agreed To Are Kind Of Complicated, But The Deal We’ve Worked Out, Is Without A Doubt, One Of The Best Deals I Have Ever Made For Solutions From Science Customers. I Think You’ll Agree.

If I could somehow get it to you free, I would! But that’s not possible. I’ve done the next best thing. I’ve convinced Debra St. Claire to subsidize most of the cost of the program! It turns out to be a win-win situation for everyone. Here’s why: 

Debra St. Claire wants the opportunity of letting more people learn about her lifelong work with herbs. She can do this by making it available to people like yourself. (She knows there’s no more savvy or informed group than Solutions From Science customers.) 

Most importantly, from this deal you get an unbelievable health tool that may never be available again to the public. Call it a survival program. Call it cheap insurance. Call it whatever you want. It is one of the most valuable health tools you’ll ever own. 

Anyway, these are the details that everybody finally agreed to.

  • First, Solutions From Science can only offer a limited number of these programs to its readers.
  • Debra St. Claire has the right to pull the plug on this deal at any time.
  • As long as the program is available, however, Solutions From Science special email list customers can purchase it outright for half–price at $149.00 instead of $299.00.

Without Knowing How To Turn Raw Herbs Into Remedies… 
Many Americans Will Suffer Greatly.

  Turn raw herbs into herbal remedies

Nowhere else will you find this information. (I know, I’ve been searching for almost two years.) Even worse, in the very near future it may not be available at any cost.

This Is Exactly The Type Of Knowledge That Some People Would Like To Have Censored.

Medicare and insurance cutbacks are becoming a reality. And health care costs continue to spiral out of control. Without knowing how to produce herbal remedies, many sick patients will have no other choice than to use conventional medicines. Just as it has been in the past, the pharmaceutical companies will be able to milk billions of dollars in profits each year from the unsuspecting public. And sadly, patients will get sicker and sicker from treating the symptoms of disease instead of the under1ying cause. 

I’ve always wanted to teach these simple, yet very powerful, methods of herbal preparation so that our customers could be prepared in a crisis. A book, however, just isn’t the best format. After seeing this program, I know you’ll agree. This program is the easiest and most enjoyable way to learn about the preparation and versatile healing power of herbs. Whether you intend to make your own herbal capsules, powders, tinctures, balms, etc., or just have the program for your disaster preparedness library, you won’t be disappointed. I should add, the massive 150-page reference guide contains scores of recipes, photos and an extensive resource section outlining where you can buy bulk, raw herbs to use in your formulas.

Home made herbal medicines

Home Made Herbal Remedies Can Be Extremely Valuable In A Crisis!

Remember, these herbal medicines are powerful and have been used by many cultures for thousands of years because they have a demonstrated history of working. Modern medicine is only beginning to tap the power in plant extracts that was known and used in the beginning. Plant extracts are truly God’s gift to us. We find very early in the Bible the use of herbs as we read in Genesis:

“During wheat harvest, Reuben went out into the fields and found some mandrake plants, which he brought to his mother Leah. Rachel said to Leah, “Please give me some of your son’s mandrakes.” Genesis 30:13-15

So here’s the deal: I’m doing the best I can to get folks prepared in the event our current health care system gets overwhelmed or breaks down. Frankly, I think the days of thinking that your local doctor will always be available are coming to an end. Many of our friends who are physicians know where this whole thing is going and want out. Every socialist country experiences eventual shortages for that reason and with Obamacare we’re headed for real trouble. 

So… all in all… you’re saving $149.00 off what some colleges charge for this training package. You’ll receive perhaps the most important training in your life, but…

Whatever You Do, Don’t Wait Around For Some Crisis Or Outbreak To Buy This Program. Think Ahead About The Tools You Will Need In A Real Medical Meltdown. This Program Is A Must Have For People Who Plan Ahead.

Additionally, Debra St. Claire’s program, “Herbal Preparations and Natural Therapies — Creating and Using a Home Herbal Medicine Chest,” will provide you with some of the most powerful healing tools that have been developed during the last 2,500 years. 

Yours for Crisis Preparedness, 
Bill Heid, Consumer reporter 
Bill Heid 
Consumer Reporter 

P.S. Please keep in mind, however, we only have a limited number of Debra St. Claire’s program to offer our customers. I urge you to act as quickly as possible to order before new legislation makes the information provided on this course illegal.

To take advantage of this special limited offer, click on the “Buy Now” link below or call.


Solutions From Science
Attn. Make Herbal Medicines 
2200 IL Route 84
P.O. Box 518
Thomson, IL 61285

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!2017 – North American Native Medicine long forgotten. 

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31 Long-Forgotten Native American Medicinal Cures

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31 Long-Forgotten Native American Medical Cures

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When it comes to herbal remedies, many of us are familiar with the benefits of Echinacea or purple cone flower as an antibiotic, willow bark as a pain killer and aloe as a topical anesthetic and treatment for skin conditions. But that’s common knowledge compared to the insights and treatments that Native American medicine men discovered and used.

Native American medicine men developed a wheel very similar to the yin/yang of Asian medicine. The use of herbal remedies and other alternative forms of treatment was the cutting-edge medicine of their day. This was a holistic approach to medical treatment that relied heavily on plants and their unique benefits.

What follows is list of indigenous plants, trees, fruits and flowers unique to North America that have surprising benefits as defined by Native American tribes. If and when times are tough, it might be good to keep some of these ancient cures in mind. They also are good for everyday needs when you consider how effective some of them can be.

Licorice tea for a sore throat is a good example. It’s also interesting that many of these natural cures are still in use today, including beeswax and bee pollen, chamomile and others. It’s a good demonstration of the benefit of wisdom developed over centuries.

It’s hard to know how Native Americans determined which plants might have medicinal properties, although trial and error was probably one approach. It’s also thought that they observed sick animals eating certain plants and determined that those plants must have a certain property worth exploring.  Since that time, scientific studies have verified the medicinal value of many plants. In fact, common aspirin is derived from salicin, a chemical in the inner bark of willow trees that was used in ancient times for fever and pain.

These medicines were usually administered via teas or pastes that were either ingested or applied externally. Sometimes the plants were eaten as food or added to food or water. On occasion, a salve or poultice was applied to open wounds. I would strongly recommend that you avoid the latter, given the risk of infection from wild sources.

I’ve omitted many of the natural remedies. There was a use for mistletoe that I came across, but mistletoe is essentially poisonous and if not used properly the results could be counter-productive, if not deadly.

I’ve also found a great deal of redundancy. It seems like everything is good for a cough or diarrhea. Rather than endlessly list plants that cure the same conditions over and over, I’ve tried to isolate this grouping to the most prevalent plants that you may find and recognize. As always, if you are pregnant, check with your doctor and do plenty of research before using any of these.

Here’s the list:

1. Alfalfa: Relieves digestion and is used to aid blood clotting. Contemporary uses included treatment of arthritis, bladder and kidney conditions and bone strength. Enhances the immune system.


2. Aloe: A cactus-like plant. The thick leaves can be squeezed to extrude a thick sap that can be used to treat burns, insect bites and wounds.

3. Aspen: The inner bark or xylem is used in a tea to treat fever, coughs and pain. It contains salicin, which also is found in willow trees and is the foundation ingredient for aspirin.

4. Bee pollen: When mixed with food it can boost energy, aid digestion and enhance the immune system. If you’re allergic to bee stings you will most likely be allergic to bee pollen.

5. Beeswax: Used as a salve for burns and insect bites, including bee stings. Intended to only be used externally.

6. Blackberry: The root, bark and leaves when crushed and infused in a tea are used to treat diarrhea, reduce inflammation and stimulate the metabolism. As a gargle it treats sore throats, mouth ulcers and inflammation of the gums.

7. Black Raspberry: The roots of this plant are crushed and used as a tea or boiled and chewed to relieve coughs, diarrhea and general intestinal distress.

8. Buckwheat: The seeds are used in soups and as porridge to lower blood pressure, help with blood clotting and relieve diarrhea.

9. Cayenne: The pods are used as a pain reliever when taken with food or drunk in a tea. Also used to threat arthritis and digestive distress. It is sometimes applied to wounds as a powder to increase blood flow and act as an antiseptic and anesthetic to numb the pain.

10. Chamomile: The leaves and flowers are used as a tea to treat intestinal problems and nausea.

11. Chokecherry: Considered by Native American tribes as an all-purpose medicinal treatment, the berries were pitted, dried and crushed into a tea or a poultice to treat a variety of ailments. These include coughs, colds, flu, nausea, inflammation and diarrhea. As a salve or poultice it is used to treat burns and wounds. The pit of the chokecherry – much like apple seeds – are poisonous in high concentrations. Be sure to pit the cherries if you’re considering this for any use.


12. Echinacea: Also known as purple coneflower, this is a classic Native American medicine that is used to strengthen the immune system, fight infections and fever. It also is used as an antiseptic and general treatment for colds, coughs and flu.

13. Eucalyptus: The oil from the leaves and roots is a common treatment when infused in a tea to treat coughs, sore-throat, flu and fever. It’s used to this day as an ingredient in cough drops.

14. Fennel: A plant with a licorice flavor, this is used in a tea or chewed to relieve coughs, sore-throat, aid digestion, offer relief to diarrhea and was a general treatment for colds. It also is used as a poultice for eye relief and headaches.

15. Feverfew: Used to this day as a natural relief for fever and headaches – including severe headaches like migraines – it also can be used for digestive problems, asthma and muscle and joint pains.

16. Feverwort: Another fever remedy that also is used for general pain, itching and joint stiffness. It can be ingested as a tea or chewed, or crushed to a paste as a salve or poultice.

17. Ginger root: Another super plant in Native American medicine, the root was crushed and consumed with food, as a tea or a salve or poultice. Known to this day for its ability to aid digestive health, it also is anti-inflammatory, aids circulation and can relieve colds, coughs and flu, in addition to bronchitis and joint pain.

18. Ginseng: This is another contemporary herb that has a history that goes back across cultures for millennia. The roots were used by Native Americans as a food additive, a tea and a poultice to treat fatigue, boost energy, enhance the immune system and help with overall liver and lung function. The leaves and stems also were used, but the root has the most concentration of active ingredients.

19. Goldenrod: Commonly thought of today as a source of allergies and sneezing, it was actually considered another all-in-one medicine by Native Americans. As a tea, an addition to food and a topical salve, it is used to treat conditions from bronchitis and chest congestion to colds, flu, inflammation, sore throats and as an antiseptic for cuts and abrasions.

20. Honeysuckle: The berries, stems, flowers and leaves are used to topically treat bee stings and skin infections. As a tea, it is used to treat colds, headaches and sore throat. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.

21. Hops: As a tea it is used to treat digestive problems and often mixed with other herbs or plants, such as aloe, to soothe muscles. It also is used to soothe toothaches and sore throat.

22. Licorice: Roots and leaves can be used for coughs, colds, sore throats. The root also can be chewed to relieve toothaches.


23. Mullein: As an infusion in tea or added to a salad or other food, this is a plant that has been used by Native Americans to treat inflammation, coughs and congestion and general lung afflictions. It is quite common and you probably have it growing in your backyard or somewhere close.

24. Passion flower: The leaves and roots are used to make a tea to treat anxiety and muscle pain. A poultice for injuries to the skin such as burns, insect bites and boils also can be made from passion flower.

25. Red clover: It grows everywhere and the flowers, leaves and roots are usually infused in a tea or are used to top food. It is used to manage inflammation, improve circulation and treat respiratory conditions.

26. Rose hip: This is the red to orange berry that is the fruit of wild roses. It is already known to be a massive source of vitamin C and when eaten whole, crushed into a tea or added to food it is used to treat colds and coughs, intestinal distress, as an antiseptic and to treat inflammation.

27. Rosemary: A member of the pine family and used in food and as a tea to treat muscle pain, improve circulation and as a general cleanser for the metabolism.

28. Sage: A far-reaching shrub across much of North America, it is a natural insect repellent and can be used for the standard list of digestive disorders, colds and sore throat.

29. Spearmint: Used consistently by Native American tribes for treatment of coughs, colds, respiratory distress and as a cure for diarrhea and a stimulant for blood circulation.

30. Valerian: The root as an infusion in a tea relieves muscle aches, pain and is said to have a calming effect.

31. White Pine: Ubiquitous and the needles and the inner bark can be infused in a tea. Used as a standard treatment for respiratory distress and chest congestion.

If you’re an expert on Native American cures I’m sure you can add many to this list. There are some excellent books on nature’s cures and the specific medicinal properties that Native American tribes discovered. Natural remedies are worth considering both from an historical and potentially practical point-of-view. Just make sure you identify them properly and check with your physician before using.

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!2017 – Serena Williams 

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Read what Serena said about black men. Unbelievable! !
Interview with Serena Williams 
Interviewer – Ms. Williams we are all interested in your new boyfriend. 
Serena : There is no new boyfriend. I stopped playing with boys when I stopped dating black guys. I have a new man in my life and yes, he’s white. 
Interviewer – So you prefer to date white men instead of black guys? 
Serena : let’s be real. If you are a successful black female you only have two choices….date outside of your race or date other successful black females. 
Interviewer – Are you saying there are no successful black men to date? 
Serena : Of course not but lets face it, if Oprah would date outside of her race she would be married with children now. The state of most black men is so low the only thing you can do is love them. Like a poor homeless dog. You can’t expect it to protect you. You can only offer shelter and love and watch as our neighbor’s pitbull protects his home and family. I, unlike Oprah, am not forced to stay within those boundaries. I was born into a new generation of black women. 
Interviewer – So Oprah is being forced to date Stedman? 
Serena : All I can say is when you find a successful black women who is not married and does not have children it is because they refuse to accept the two choices. Some may go as far as marriage to a black guy but they realize divorce is inevitable so they do not have children. Or they have children with one and don’t marry in order to preserve their wealth and good credit. Oprah is one of many who silently protests being stuck with such poor choices by refusing to marry and reproduce but you can see how much it hurts her. She’s always giving away money to children’s charities. I hope she makes the choice to marry a non-black soon so she can have a child of her own. 
Interviewer – But you have decided to accept the two choices? 
Serena : Yes. I grew up in California around the two extremes of wealth. If I could only get myself to try the bisexual thing I would have been much happier in my relationships. Instead I dated black men. I loved many of them but they were just not suitable for marriage. Many of them were raised by women and had warped mentalities. So I finally had to date outside my race. When I moved to Miami, I accepted my status and dated men on my level. 
Interviewer – What do you mean by warped mentalities? 
Serena : Well, where do I begin? Many of them were raised predominantly by women and had this feminine/bisexual complex. Where they wanted to be treated like a female sometimes. For example, I would have the money & they would have the sex. I would teach them things. You know, all the things a woman likes a man to do, I would end up doing for them. Then if we would get into an argument, there would be a role reversal. All of a sudden, they would be the man wanting the respect of a king in his castle. Black men over the years have become less and less of value to black women both rich and poor. I predict in 10 years they will be obsolete. Now they serve little to no function and what little they can do, they don’t want to do. 
Interviewer – Why 10 years? 
Serena : That’s when going to a fertility clinic to get impregnated by a sperm donor will become as common and accessible as the flu shot. Women who want sex will do it with whoever they want ( girl, guy, rich, poor, white, black) and go to the bank (the sperm bank) when they are ready to have children. Even those who waited (like Oprah) will have fertilized eggs placed in Vitro. That’s the day the secret organization of women is waiting for. The day when men are 100% dis-empowered. 
Interviewer – Are you apart of that organization? 
Serena : No. They’re a mostly white group. Plus that day for black men is practically here already. Black women are already raising 75% of the black population without a man. When fertility clinics become more affordable. Black women will be standing in line. It will be just like plastic surgery. Everyone laughed at Michael Jackson but its becoming so popular now, that even poor blacks are getting work done…mostly breast reductions and liposuction. 
Interviewer – So do you want men to be dis-empowered? 
Serena : Heck, no! That’s why I am with a white man now. I want a man to be a man and I am not going to settle for less just to stay within racial boundaries. A Black man in my position wouldn’t do it so why should I. Don’t get me wrong, I love black men. My father is black, I have dated black men all my life, and if I have a male child he will be part black. But my husband and I will raise him together so hopefully he will be a worthy choice for a worthy black female. Not the only choice, or “there’s nothing better out there so I’ll settle for this” choice. When you are successful you want the best. The best food, clothes, places to live etc. I want the best man also. 
Interviewer – And you think the best man is a non-black man? 
Serena : I think if there’s a better choice for me, God would have shown me. I am in the public so I get to meet lots of people from all over the world athletes, celebs etc.I am wealthy so I am invited and have traveled to the most prestigious events all over the world. Out of all those people, places and events….I had to choose the right man for me. Like it or not with very few exceptions) a white man is the only real choice for a successful black female.
_*HMMMMMMMMM*_craze but  true😱

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