Diving into the Constitution: Amendments XXII and XXIII

  Welcome to this week's blog post. We are moving into the modern era with World War II and the post-war period. By this era, the Constitution for the United States of America had endured more than 150 years - quite an accomplishment! Nevertheless, our leaders were still making changes to the "Law of the… Continue reading Diving into the Constitution: Amendments XXII and XXIII

Bananas

Ever since I was a very young child, I have loved bananas above any other fruit. Because my mom usually bought one bunch of bananas per week for our big family, I never got more than one per week. At some point, I remember making a firm pledge to myself that I would eat at… Continue reading Bananas

Sunlight and Health

This year’s concerns about the spread of CoVid-19 even during the summer months has caused many people to get less exposure to direct sunlight than they normally would. If you have been spending most or all of your time away from direct sunlight, you may have noticed that your ability to stay upbeat and focused… Continue reading Sunlight and Health

Adrenals

Each person has two adrenal glands, one on top of each kidney. Each gland has two parts: the cortex (outer section), which is responsible for the production of cortisone; and the medulla (central section), which secretes adrenaline. These small glands also secrete several hormones that are critical to our well-being and optimal energy levels. Adrenaline… Continue reading Adrenals

Rh Negative Blood

The Rh(esus) factor is the presence or absence of an inherited protein/antigen found on the surface of red blood cells. It was identified in the 1930s by Karl Landsteiner (who had discovered blood types in 1900) and Alexander Weiner when they were researching the causes of and solutions for mysterious deaths of dozens of babies… Continue reading Rh Negative Blood

Allergies

Allergies are immune reactions to environmental allergens or foods. Some of the most common symptoms are sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, hives, headaches/sinus pressure, and digestive distress. Reactions can be situational, seasonal, or chronic depending on the root cause. Beyond just temporary discomfort, allergies can result in health conditions as varied as acne, rheumatoid arthritis,… Continue reading Allergies

Control Your Emotions with Ease

Many people around the world have just gone through a few months of lockdown due a novel coronavirus. As we begin to rebuild, let’s make sure that any physical and emotional stressors that may have built up – and may be continuing or even increasing - are addressed. I am not a medical professional, but… Continue reading Control Your Emotions with Ease

Basil

When I first started using essential oils, I heard a story about a woman who had only a bottle of Basil oil and used it for everything for an entire year before she moved on to other oils. At the time, I wondered if that could really be true. This post covers only some of… Continue reading Basil

Light and Ozone Therapies

The recent CoVid-19 pandemic has led to much interest in alternative medicine since no vaccines or widely proven therapies are yet available. This week’s topic is covered by guest writer Emily Ulrey, R.N. (nea.ulrey@gmail.com). She welcomes correspondence on this topic. She also suggests that those who desire to know more about ozone therapy can follow… Continue reading Light and Ozone Therapies

Baking Soda

Today’s blog post is very long. That’s because I want to give you a fair overview of all the possible uses for the humble bag or box of baking soda that you may have stored in one or more cabinets in your home. I admit that there are many applications listed here that I have… Continue reading Baking Soda