SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

May 10, 2018

Fine day/way to “Exit”

Saluting DAVID GOODALL (a kindred soul)

Have this article about a 104 year-old Australian scientist who is making a choice that many may find all the way from remarkable to flat-out unreasonable or even evil.  He is choosing his day to die (today),  in a manner of his choice as well.   This is not triggered by suffering and pain, on the contrary, by many standards, he seems in quite good shape.  The article is short, but in his own words, if interested to know why. 

It is unthinkable to my mind that the magnificence, perfection, intelligence and beauty of anything so immense and complete as that which created all-that-is  (that which is called by many names to infer ‘GOD’). . . .  .  would, in the least – be offended.  For intelligence, mind and choice are built into our design.  If we are to observe and learn from  scripture and other ancient lore. . .or our ever-expanding body of science, we understand that we don’t destroy matter, we alter or change it. Cycles and change are also a part of it all.  All life is in a constant state of flux, from the leaves falling from the tree to the fermentation process going on in my kitchen as I ferment my foods .. Kombucha, sourdough bread (starter) or the tangy vegetables I enjoy making.   Sandor Katz brings all this home beautifully in his book – – WILD FERMENTATION. . . a book people buy for its great food recipes.  Just happens, he also is deep into the nature thing. 

So  then,  do we die?  Sure looks like we do.   Many make a huge deal of it. . rituals, celebrations of one kind or another, burials, cremation.  A great many leave with no one noticing, no fanfare.  Many say its like going to sleep here one day and then waking up in full awareness – elsewhere.  It is said that we are part of the all,  always have been and always will be – – life is eternal.   To get a hint of such simplicity, is kinda comfortable. . not worrying about the mind games of hell and damnation and all the thou shalt(s) and shalt nots.  But I digress.  .  . 

I have [from time to time]  spoken my mind clearly on this issue.  As I believe in self-determination for our own life patterns, so I do also in our own end time or death.  Physician assisted suicide should be legal, an option. I do not mean that all physicians ‘must’ do this on demand, of course. . . but that it should be available – – a painless choice to end a life when there is no desire to continue on.  Much can bring this about, without feeling the need to deliberate the reasons for there are as many reason to check out as there are to really want to live and keep on keeping on.  We are all different.  My personal feeling is much like David’s.  When I loose function, can no longer participate or my senses have all failed me (being a worshiper of beauty in all it’s glorious forms)  – when all choice is gone, why remain? Doesn’t our governmental budgetary needs depress everyone?   Why spend millions, doping, drugging and housing millions who have outlived their usefulness, can’t function, live intolerable pain – – aren’t loved and in many cases, not even known by another? IMO, 9 out of 10 would rather be gone – free.   Why must someone in such circumstances (wanting out of life as he/she knows it)be forced to become a criminal (by certain legal standards) to kill himself?  Or worse yet guilt a loved on into an act of ‘murder’? Where is sanity, heart, ethics in any of this.  How is justice served by forcing frail, weakened,  suffering individuals of any description to an existence of misery? 

We have 6 states which allow physician assisted suicide.  I strongly urge America to wake up and be compassionate to those who suffer (in so many ways) and wish to end it all, because enduring is repugnant for them. Make this the law nationally before such a fate has the potential to place you in such a predicament and unable to help yourself.      Jan

DAVID  GOODALL,  104,  JUST TOOK HIS OWN LIFE, AFTER MAKING A

                 POWERFUL STATEMENT ABOUT ASSISTED DEATH

BASEL, Switzerland — A 104-year-old Australian scientist who flew to Switzerland this week to die in an assisted-suicide facility says he has no doubts about going through with his plan on Thursday and hopes his case will draw attention to the issue of aging and dying.

“My abilities and eyesight are declining, and I no longer want to live this way,” David Goodall told reporters from a wheelchair at his last news conference.

Asked if he had any doubts, even fleeting, he said, “None whatsoever.”

“I hope something positive will come out of my story and that other countries will adopt a more liberal view of assisted suicide,” the renowned biologist and ecologist said. “I’d like to be remembered as an instrument for freeing the elderly to choose their own death.”

At the end of the news conference, Goodall was asked what he would choose as his final song. He responded by singing in German Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

“I am happy to have this opportunity, which I call the Swiss option,” he said. “I just wish Australia offered me this possibility. But other countries lag behind Switzerland.”

Goodall, who arrived in Basel on Monday, flew from his home in Perth, Australia, where assisted suicide is banned to Switzerland, where the practice is legal. He has arranged to die at the Lifecircle assisted-suicide center.

He said Wednesday he has had no pressure from his family to change his mind. “My grandson Daniel will be with me in the final hours,” he said.

Assisted suicide is legal in a handful of countries, including Canada, Belgium and the Netherlands, but only applies to their own residents who have incurable diseases.

In the USA, assisted suicide is legal in Oregon, Vermont, Washington, California, Colorado, Hawaii and Washington, D.C. In Montana, medical aid in dying has been legal since a State Supreme Court ruling in 2009

Switzerland’s right-to-die legislation, based on the constitutional right of each person to determine the manner of his or her death, is much broader. It doesn’t exclude foreigners and gives patients the option to end their life if they have psychological or physical problems associated with age.

The Swiss Academy of Medical Science said this year the right to die should be extended to those who are not terminally ill but live with intolerable pain.

Dignitas, one of  Switzerland’s three assisted-death groups, told USA TODAY in a statement that Goodall’s decision is “the consequence of the absurd Australian law, upheld by ignorant politicians, which denies people like Mr. Goodall access to legal, humane and compassionate end-of-suffering options.”

Ruedi Habegger, co-founder of Eternal Spirit, another right-to-die group, said Australia’s refusal is “an atrocity.” Goodall “should be able to die at home in his bed, like we can do here in Switzerland,” he told Swiss media this week.

Goodall, described by the right-to-die group Exit International as its first member, said he tried clumsily to take his life himself at least three times — and then finally decided to get professional help.

Goodall is an honorary research associate at Edith Cowan University in the West Australian capital of Perth and has produced more than 100 research papers and earned three doctorates. In 2016, at 102, the university ordered him to leave his office, calling him a safety risk to himself. Goodall challenged the decision, which was reversed after an outpouring of public support.

Earlier this year, however, Goodall fell while at home alone in his one-bedroom apartment and remained on the floor for two days until he was found by his cleaner, according to The New Daily.

Afterward, Goodall said he was considered incapable of looking after himself. Moreover, most of his friends were dead.

“Up to the age of 90 I was enjoying life, but not now,” he said. “It has passed me by, and I have done the best I can with it.”

His final news conference Wednesday was aimed at drawing attention to his desire to end his life in hopes that countries such as Australia change laws to be more accepting of assisted suicide.

“His story of elective, rational suicide by the elderly is an important one,” said Philip Nitschke, director of Exit International, a right-to-die organization in Australia and other countries where assisted suicide is illegal.

On Thursday, a friend will accompany Goodall to Lifecircle, where he is to receive a fatal dose of barbiturates. The lethal cocktail is normally ingested, but since Goodall can’t swallow, the substance will be injected intravenously. Goodall himself will have to open the valve that releases the liquid to comply with Swiss law that bans the interference of third parties in this process.

“The supply of the drug will be filmed. This is the only reliable evidence that the (patient) has executed the application himself/herself and in full awareness,” Lifecircle explained on its website.

“Falling asleep occurs within a few minutes. Death usually follows within half an hour,” the group said.

Some religious groups and others have spoken against the voluntary death. In 2016, a Swiss bishop told Catholic priests not to give last rites to people seeking assisted suicide.

No one can financially benefit from an assisted suicide, and patients must be mentally capable of making the decision and not be coerced by someone else. A Swiss doctor was to question Goodall to make sure he is of sound mind and his wish to die is well thought out.

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May 5, 2018

Seems off? go deeper

Time flies, even when you’re NOT having fun

Just “Perception, I guess

Until putting up the Stem-cell/Jack Nicklaus post just now,  I had no idea that a month had gone by.  My friends who still drop by, thank you for your patience.   Needless to say, I’ve been a tad ‘under-the-weather’ .  . . and have in fact, missed my good times at the computer and playing around as if I had every right to this joy.  This is at the very least a hint that I probably shouldn’t be doing this anymore.         

Let me just say that while almost everything still works (kinda),  this everything that I am goes at a much reduced speed and not nearly as capably or efficient as one might have been accustomed to.  Plus, adding to the pot – I repeat that I do not accept it as self-love to go on about such stuff, for it is self destructive and I need all the help and love I can muster just to keep on keeping on.  So I’m singing to my teakettle, thanking all my appliances and implements for the brilliance and kindness they continue to show me.  Keeping up with all the changes and adjustments can be challenging; so sometimes, ya have to dig a bit deeper to see the always present blessings. 

Some stuff remains:  I love good food,. . like to eat – habit of mine – – so I still rank this highly – very important! So while I try to simplify,  try not to skimp [ya know – budgetary demands], . . . it’s gotta taste good. Takes some doing to keep my health/supplement protocols straight and organized.  But there’s this array of stuff that I also enjoy like the Kombucha and yes – – the sourdough bread. Wouldn’t willingly give either one up. . . am loving them greatly.  Plus all the other stuff I’ve done for myself for years (cosmetics, dental, colloidal silver, daily gallon or two of distilled water, and so on.  The bread becomes more and more rewarding and fun as I go. I now realize that the stone-ground whole wheat (organic) and the Rye are hugely preferable to the plain ole white sourdough I used to love.  Its more flavorful and richer than the so-called San Francisco sourdough bread.  Who knew?   And while I labored over every step I took while learning this new  method of letting the wild yeast in the air be my source rather than so-called baker’s yeast, I’ve made so many loaves now that I HAVE come to trust my gut/instinct and go by “feel”  rather than the printed page quantities.  So I don’t actually know how many cups of flour or even the water has turned out to be.  The white flour rises easily and beautifully, while the stone ground and the rye both are harder to do, don’t rise nearly as much. . . but oh, so much tastier.  Have made both, love ’em all.

Meanwhile, my hair has grown 1/2 way down my back.  I’m a weirdo I guess, since I love the feel of hair on my neck and shoulders.It is kinda a comfort for the most part.  For some weeks now, I have been harboring the idea that I needed a new, shorter and easier style.  I have always taken care of my own style (cut, color, perms and so on).  The loss of dexterity in my hands and the stiffness of my joints now suggested that I not try this on my own any more.  As time goes by, more and more of what was normal for me is no more.  But I also remember the few times I went to a pro and returned home and cried.  I’m so picky I guess.  But I did study hairdressing in 1949 and again in 1978, so I did know a thing or two about hair care.   Monday, the desire overtook me and I cut my hair.   I knew what I wanted and thot it’d be too hard to try to explain to another, so I started.  Was kinda pleased. . well, the rear looked a bit botched, but  it was clear what I was trying to do. Figured a pro could clean it up for me.  Almost > had to work further once I got home. But, s’Okay. I’ll try to get a shot when my son comes over and show you. Clearly, I’m yoyo-ing up and down, what the heck – it’s fun.

My year and a half of stress (re-construction of property where I live), loss (Heidi) and difficulties (health loss and mounting woes) has in fact taken a good sized toll on me.  Coming in my late 80’s has been harder to deal with.  But deal I must – what are the options? With the leader we have, our political system’s hard won benefits to/for the people have been one by one trashed  or shut down.   Seems we, the proud middle class have become an inconvenient obstacle to be overlooked as we fall into sub-classes not worthy of consideration.  I’ve lived in my lovely apartment for over 21 years, happy to be here.  Perhaps the last ten years, I’ve been on section 8 for help with rent. Social Security alone is my income. 

I am grateful deeply for all that I have and I have somehow managed to get by.  But that is not to say that I don’t have a few thousand in Credit Card debt.  I am paying for Medicare tho I don’t use doctors, nor would I ingest ANY pharmaceuticals for any reason.  All that I do to help cope with my 6 chronic diseases comes out of my own pocket.  I daresay, I may be doing better than most I know, even with their doctors help.    So what major thing did I get out of this last year and a half?  Huge stressors.  Who of us doesn’t know, stress is a killer?  Some who know me pretty well, intelligent, educated – – insist that I certainly don’t have Alzheimers!  They know what it looks like and I am not that.  Learned not to waste my energy on a closed mind.  But those who have been with me of late, can see a rather different Jan.   Stress has weakened my otherwise ‘controlled’ structure.  Big things, simple things rock my boat and overwhelm then dissolves me, no matter who is there at the moment.  Composure seems gone, I break down and weep.   It comes and goes.  I still function with only my own council.  There is no one to help in figuring some of this stuff out.    This week, I paid my new rent which is supposed to help National Church Residences regain their financial stability for all which they have incurred this last year or so. (None of which I wanted, and much which I deeply don’t like – consider a loss). My new rent is $165.00 more each month (which impacts my ability to buy food and health care stuff)   So I wrote out the check, because I never ‘don’t pay my bills’.  I’ll have to plan as well as possible so I can maintain a proportionate demeanor for my surroundings, plants and general environment.  Why?  Because what,  who and how we are comes through us and out to the universe.  .  . and I do so wish for peace for our blessed Universe.  Let harmony with all its natural discordants prevail.  The design is perfect.   This is only a test.  Being true to self, we can prevail.       Jan

Stem-cell ‘treatment’ remarkable or what?

JACK NICKLAUS, the BEST for the BEST

Reading this in my paper on the 2nd, I was stunningly impressed – sounds miraculous.  I am so pleased for Jack Nicklaus or anyone else who might venture into this innovative new therapy.  When you read the article, its easy to see there is quite a bit involved here. It does seem to be a marvelous use of the progressive medical mind toward the betterment of human health and the reduction of PAIN.  That’ll get my vote every time.   

If it was just shooting him up with a bunch of chemicals, for me – there would have been no appeal; but this sounds delightfully organic and nature based . . . kinda hard to equate with my usual thinking of most anything coming out of the medical model we live with in the 21st century.  Mind-blowing, indeed.    I do question how relevant this will be for the millions who might get excited enough to try this on for size. .. and who might be able to afford it?    Hard to believe how quickly it seems to work and how long it seems to last.   There is much, much more to learn, obviously.      Still,  its progress, wouldn’t you agree?                   Jan

Stem-cell treatments aid Nicklaus

For more than 20 minutes Tuesday afternoon, Jack Nicklaus stood and held court with the media after hosting the Legends Luncheon fundraiser.

That was twice as long as Nicklaus said he could have stayed on his feet a couple of years ago. But in 2016, Nicklaus underwent an innovative stem-cell therapy procedure in Germany that relieved the back pain that he had fought throughout his legendary golf career.

On Saturday, he had the procedure done again in Munich, this time to alleviate shoulder pain from rotator cuff injuries. Nicklaus revealed the 2016 procedure to CNN last week and expounded on it Tuesday at the Ohio Union.

“I had my neck and lower back done two years ago,” Nicklaus said. “I couldn’t stand here like this two years ago for 10 minutes. I don’t hurt hitting a golf ball anymore. I don’t hurt hitting a tennis ball anymore, which is why I went over there to do that (second procedure).”

Nicklaus said the therapy involved removing about a pound of adipose fat from his stomach. The doctor then used an enzyme to extract stem cells from the fat before re-injecting them back into his body.

“They stuck me in 27 places,” Nicklaus said. “Stem cells are an amazing thing.”

Nicklaus said he was kept in the hospital in Munich overnight but played five holes of golf the next day. He flew back to the U.S. and attended a banquet in Athens, Georgia, on Monday.

On Tuesday, he hosted the Legends Luncheon, which raised a record $1.25 million for the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The luncheon is start of the run-up to the Memorial Tournament, which is a month away.

“To have the whole community be involved and want to be involved, you’ve got to have a cause,” Nicklaus said, “and the cause in this case is kids. It’s pretty hard to turn down kids.”

brabinowitz@dispatch.com

April 7, 2018

OHIO’s Gov’s Race

My Forte? . . . Independence, Health and Freedom

 am also a POLITICAL JUNKIE,  (can’t help it)

Just thought I’d get clear from the top. . do not wish to mislead anyone, as this is perhaps a bit out of character for me so, not wanting others to think I think I’m any kind of expert on the subject – – it isn’t that at all.  I’ve struggled greatly with the upcoming vote. Take this stuff seriously (and honestly – wish everybody did).   Some stuff is falling down easy. . anybody tries to fiddle around with Sherrod Brown – – ya just have no idea how necessary Ohio feels he is to our well-being, . . don’t even pretend to be serious!  We just stew about about the time when America feels they want him at the top post.  But that’s for another day.  .  .    .     

.   .   so what’s bugging me right now is the Governor’s race.     Thought I had this thing all locked up for maybe six months.  It wasn’t a cake walk, no, not at all.   Have really liked Dennis Kucinich, for years. Proved himself to be forward thinking and “for” the people. A quality I highly endorse.  Intelligent, solid background, able and qualified. . . one might get my pre-acceptance of him.    Like most intelligent people, his mind is open – not closed.  Hence, he is and was free to choose, change and alter.  As I have learned of his affiliation with FOX over these last years, and his apparent declared approval of our current leader (if one can force oneself to state such),  I have been faced with insurmountable differences which I cannot even consider; therefore, my field narrowed dramatically.

As to other, perhaps wider considerations, the brightest ray of hope was/is, of course to our native son Richard Cordray who has  truly distinguished himself  running the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau dreamed up and established by Elizabeth Warren. He proved worthy and returned countless millions to people being bilked by the system as it worked;   justifying the confidence everyone had in him.  His ongoing efforts of course, would have been a preference, but unrecognizable Washington of today – – it wasn’t to be.

As a consequence,  Cordray returned to Ohio and as most expected, entered the race for Governor, choosing a capable, well-liked woman (I was thinking of voting for) as his running mate and set about to ‘take care of business’ with the only mission in Ohio he hasn’t done as yet – become governor.   Codray is all but a sho-in, he is so well-liked here.  And of course, I like him too, very much. What is there not to like about this competent, capable man?   Exactly. Today,  Franklin County Dems endorsed him – like a done deal. Bill O’Neill who resigned the Ohio Supreme Court to run calls Cordray “Sir Richard.”  He too is a fine man, smart, capable; but doesn’t move me, nor will he have my vote.   

I’m not now, and probably never will be a go-along to get-along person…especially not one for the good-old-boy network type thing. And somehow, there’s been this unsettled thing I’ve not been able to define.  Sadly, it’s come into peripheral view and gotta say – am let down . . maybe greatly.  Cordray is such an avid member of the gun-crowd, always has been,  that he can’t see his way clear to any overt action presently – – maybe one needs more time?. . .more thought?  on what?  In what possible light does this issue get any clearer over what it is now without intelligent people taking appropriate action?  As a mother . . .as a woman,  there is nothing in this world which comes close to the relevance of the importance of our children.  This IS our life’s blood.  Our future.  Period.  Sorry, Cordray, you just lost my vote.  This is hard to reconcile. 

Fortunately, we have one more candidate to consider – so lets really look at Joe!  I’ve been so filled up with my own prior expectations that I guess, I hadn’t really looked before.  His coffers aren’t large, but they’re growing.  He’s covered EVERY county in our state, doin it person by person with shoe leather and hand-shakes.  Know what? – – he’s makin’ friends.  People are liking him, feeling trust and saying he’s got their vote!   I’ll be damned!   Papers haven’t gone out of their way for him,  had to go searching online and I found what I needed to know.    Beautiful wife, two goofy, adorable sons. . a former Golden Gloves champion (whaddayaknow?), . . he’s only 38 so he’ll be around (most likely) a couple of decades more than the others,  has been an Ohio State Senator since 2009 – so he does know his way around – has learned that “you have to work with other people to get things done.”  That’s good news and encouraging, didn’t think too many paid much attention to that anymore.  Learned what I needed to know about his thinking – for him its the schools, jobs and more of the small businesses rather than the really big outfits which have been eating up all the money. . he has some really good, productive, sensible ideas.  Check out the links I found on his jobs plan and one on the school shootings.   His name is Joe Schiavoni,  and I like what I’m seeing.  Maybe I’ll get back online and tell him he has a new friend in me.    Jan

https://joeforjobs.com/app/uploads/2017/08/Joe-Schiavonis-Jobs-Plan.pdf

https://joeforjobs.com/joe-schiavoni-lays-plan-help-prevent-school-shootings-ohio/

Psoriasis: is curable!

My Struggle w/Psoriasis  

(1-31-18)

Remember some months ago when I thought I had handled what appeared to be Psoriasis?  Since it yielded to me and went away. . why wouldn’t I think that?  In due course of time, it was obvious that this curse was only introducing itself to me.  When it came back it was roaring and mean – – tho it had transferred itself to my right hand instead of left.  Goin’ on for quite a while now, about worn me down.  I honestly was thinking. . “I’m gonna have to contact the Naked Chemist and beg for help as there is no way I will submit to chemicals, high costs and side-effects via BIG PhRMA.”   

Of course I have been online seeking “Natural Treatments”. . and one of the best ‘clues’ I’ve come across was actually a comment from a  user of some (natural) product (H-Psoriasis)I was considering.  He claimed that it kinda worked – not curing, but more tolerable than other stuff he had used . . .but only after he abrased the surface first.  What an idea!  Nothing I was doing could seem to get thru the painful crusty skin of my right hand.  So retrieving an old jar of St Ives Apricot scrub (hiding in the linen closet – make all my own stuff now);  I rubbed a dab onto the sad right hand.  Shortly, was smoothed down and have been doing since.  Logic of ridding the crusty, ugly rough texture more freely allowed ‘any’ application which followed – easier entry.  It helped, but only maintained the status quo – wasn’t advancing toward smooth, healthy skin.  Guess when that acid mantle gets broken,  really isn’t easy to fix.

 (today is April 7, 2018)

But now, with still more passing time,  I continue to struggle.. . just found this post I started with my half-baked story of Psoriasis misry.  Have almost used up ths Apricot scrub, which works OK I guess,. . . but twice a day?. . . just to stay even? (. .those bumps grow back so fast).  Tried some emery boards which turned out to be too harsh/mean to use on my nails — so I tried them on this condition.  Sure takes the bumps down, but leaves my skin sore.  Also, now using the heavy duty scrubber I buy for foot calluses. . seems to work really well and doesn’t hurt as much.  And topically, am using a Shea Butter I got at Mountain Rose Herbs which tho more costly is more effective and doing a better job of quelling the misery (due to their devotion to purity, organic and preferable seeking of producers globally who observe “natural, healthy” techniques.  Again proving, ya get what ya pay for.  One actually has little choice over this – can’t be ignored, isn’t reasonable – nothing makes any sense – it’s EVIL! . . seriously. so it goes on.   I’ll keep at it because I have to.     

FINALLY. . .here it is (hopefully) – the end to this story.  In my researching online, I found this link, doctor, reference to his book, bought it – put it on the shelf to get to later (and didn’t).   Now,  I have looked at this lingering post and the link below, remembered all and it came back. Got the book off the shelf – – am renewed in hope.. WILL READ and DO!  I re-listened to Dr Pagano on the video and am fired up ‘again’.

THE FIX

Dr Pagano didn’t dream this up;   he figured it all out from Dr Edgar Cayce’s writings. . credits him entirely for the knowledge and path to this solution which has helped and healed thousands – especially those innocent children.  Dr Pagano defines Psoriasis as the body’s external manifestation of it’s attempt to throw off the internal toxins or poisons which it usually handles in normal ways through the internal organs like the kidneys lungs and eliminative processes (bowels), sweat glands, etc, but then failing to do adequately, is forced to use the skin which it isn’t really designed to do.  Has to do with the intestinal lining thinning and letting inappropriate stuff into the bloodstream.  (kind of a leaky gut syndrome).  Whole thing can be fixed with diet – sorta what the book is about – how to fix it. 

But listen to Dr Pagano explain it – he does it better in the following:  (and sorry for the three months this has been sitting on the shelf when it could have been assisting many who suffer as I have . . needlessly)   Jan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-xppF8KqXs

then, also, the following may have something useful for some as well.  Apparently, is from Dr Josh Axe. . . don’t remember doing it, but there it is

PSORIASIS DIET, ESSENTIAL OILS & SUPPLEMENTS FOR NATURAL TREATMENT

Natural or holistic treatment aims to get at the root of the problem. For many people, anti-inflammatory foods combined with a healing psoriasis diet is one of the best ways to naturally treat psoriasis.

Here are some natural ways to help combat psoriasis:

Reduce Stress

Stress is also known to play a big role in psoriasis, which is why mind- body therapies and stress management can really help naturally heal psoriasis. Prayer, meditation and hypnosis can all help. Studies actually show that people who meditate before receiving light therapy have better outcomes than people who had light therapy alone.

Exercise and Drink Water

It may sound too simple, but exercise and drinking plenty of water are two easy and effective ways to help heal psoriasis.

Apply Nature-Based Topical Remedies

There are three nature-based topical remedies that have shown positive effects on psoriasis: Oregon grape (10 percent) cream, avocado and vitamin B12 cream, and aloe (0.5 percent) cream.

Try Homeopathy and Other Alternative Treatments

Homeopathy is another natural remedy shown to improve psoriasis.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine may also help some people with psoriasis. Some herbs a Chinese medicine doctor may prescribe include turmeric, zedoria (similar to ginger), dang gui, red peony and sarsaparilla. Dittany, sophora and tribulus may also be prescribed to relieve psoriasis-related itching.

If you’re a fan of Ayurvedic medicine, you may want to try Panchakarma therapy, which involves plant-based remedies and dietary changes aimed at detoxifying the body.

Eat a Psoriasis Diet (see more below)

A psoriasis diet is crucial. If you have a leaky gut, then partially digested protein and fat can seep through your intestinal lining, making their way into your bloodstream and causing allergic responses. If left unrepaired, it can lead to more severe health issues like psoriasis as well as depression, anxiety, migraine headaches, muscle pain and chronic fatigue. Studies have shown a link between abnormal small intestine permeability and psoriasis. A psoriasis diet can heal your gut, which in turn can end your suffering with psoriasis as well as psoriatic arthritis.

The Psoriasis Diet

When it comes to natural treatment for psoriasis, these are some of the best foods to consume on a regular basis. I also recommend these food choices for anyone looking for a psoriatic arthritis diet. The more you consume healing, anti-inflammatory foods, the more improvement you will see in your skin’s health.

Probiotic foods  . . . (my Fav is KOMBUCHA- homemade!)
High-fiber foods
Foods high in antioxidants Foods high in zinc

Foods high in vitamin A Wild-caught fish
Raw Dairy
Aloe Vera

Top Supplements and Essential Oils for the Psoriasis Diet

These are the top five supplements I recommend for internal treatment of psoriasis:

Hydrochloric acid (1–3 capsules per meal) Fish oil (1,000–2,000 grams daily)
Vitamin D3 (5,000 IU daily) . . .  . (don’t forget to take K2  w/each 5K of D3 – keeps calcium out of bloodstream and IN the bones)
Milk thistle (250 milligrams three times daily) . .(great 4 LIVER too)  Probiotics (50 billion units daily)

Bonus Remedies

Other home remedies for psoriasis that can reduce symptoms include cleansing, bone broth, vitamin B12 and digestive enzymes. Also, getting 20 minutes of sunshine a day can greatly improve vitamin D levels naturally and is very therapeutic to psoriasis.

Essential Oils

Essential oils for psoriasis like tea tree, lavender, frankincense, myrrh and geranium essential oil can bring relief to inflamed skin and support the healing process.

Tea tree oil Lavender oil Frankincense oil

Myrrh oil Geranium oil Coconut oil

EO recipe idea: Mix three drops of lavender oil and three drops of frankincense oil with a teaspoon of coconut oil and rub onto affected area.

It’s also a great idea to use these essential oils in aromatherapy for psoriasis. You can diffuse these oils as a natural method of stress relief.

This content is strictly the opinion of Dr. Josh Axe, and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. Readers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither the author nor publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All readers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition or supplement or lifestyle program. Note: References for this content can be found at draxe.com.

March 30, 2018

Dr Roach – MRI woe, not to fret

Traditional Medicine, and those seeking cause

Don’t know if Dr Roach even noticed that I haven’t bugged him in a while,  maybe  he felt my expiration date had come and gone without a hitch.  This doctor’s longevity suggests that he is one of the good ones who  uses judgement and reason in healthy doses. Even so, he springs from a conventional viewpoint with which I frequently differ, respectfully.  Today is no different, alas.   Jan

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To Your Good Health

Unspecified changes on MRI should be reassessed

Dr. Keith Roach

Q 1) Dear Dr Roach:  A recent MRI of my internal auditory canals revealed an incidental finding of “microangiographic changes” in the area of the pons.   I am 65 years old, do not smoke or drink, exercise rather vigorously for an hour almost every day, eat sensibly, am not diabetic, and have normal cholesterol and blood pressure without medication.  Can you comment?  –D.D.

A:  I see this result frequently.  The changes seen on your MRI scan are not specific, but they can be associated with damage to blood vessels from many of the conditions you have avoided, especially smoking and high blood pressure.  The pons, in the deep brain, is susceptible to damage from high blood pressure.  However, some people with no risk factors will have these changes. (*)  When I see this, my practice is to reevaluate whether there are risk factors that could be better managed, consider the use of of aspirin if indicated and advise on diet and exercise;  then, if all is as it should be, tell my patient not to worry too much.  These findings on MRI are not a guarantee of developing brain disease.

(*)  Have no issue with Dr R’s response, shows true concern coming from the allopathic knowledge-base. . s’the way it works.  My nature always struggles with  . . ‘why?’  How does this add up?  If I have no symptoms, pain or problems, what then is wrong – what might be causing this?  Can I in good conscience, just ignore this?   This could be a foreshadow of ‘brain disease’?   With science claiming 1 of 4 of us will develop Alzheimer’s, I think it is a bit unsettling.   These changes can be associated with damage to the blood vessels?  What have I done wrong or worse – – not done, that perhaps I might have if only I had known? 

From D.D.’s  description of own lifestyle — sounds good to me. Even exemplary.   We must think/seek deeper.  Damage to blood vessels? What covert issue could we imagine here.  Is there enough oxygen (1) in the works to keep all flowing the way it should?  Are all those billions of mitochondria getting all the energy (1) they need – 24/7 ?  Are we sure that calcium is not being drained from bones and instead screwing up the arterial system with plaque making it sluggish? (2). . . .and about that ‘just-to-be’ safe suggestion of a daily aspirin — wanna risk  possible internal-bleeding, just in case?     So easy to offset most any of this, naturally, kinda cheaply considering all – and with NO SIDE EFFECTS of any kind, while ensuring that some of those hidden causes or surprise elements never get a toehold. 

Let’s look at some of this,  if you’ve a mind to hear my thoughts.  The way it’s standing, one could be left with potential fear and ongoing angst.  I like probing, questioning and reasoning > reduction = possibilities.  With my pulmonary, cardio and  brain issues (Alzheimer’s) of well over a decade or so now, one might say, I may have found some stuff that works. (Hacker that I guess I have been becoming).

BLOOD,   VASCULAR and ENERGY

I probably don’t have too much in the way of vascular problems since I have been ingesting Nattokinase 2 X day for around a decade or so.  (I  take this with my rising and bedtime doses of L-Arginine and L-Citrulline, along with Vitamin C crystals, Goji Berry, and Trans-RESVERATROL,  Nattokinase and CoQ10 – – you can never get too much CoQ10 with heart/brain issues)   Blood is flowing well, isn’t clogged; can carry oxygen (1) just fine to all the cells and mitochondria and organs.  AND, I have been utilizing Vitamin K2 daily along with my 5K to 10K grams of Vitamin D3 daily (this being the insurance that the calcium stays where it belongs (2) – in the bones and teeth), not gumming up arteries with plaque or sludge.   Both the vitamin D3 [which is more than a simple vitamin — it is a neurohormone and is one of the most important supplements one can take for heart problems  and hugely relevant fighting inflammation] and Magnesium.  As we all know, inflammation is one of the primary causes  in dealing with chronic cardiology issues including heart failure.  Unfortunately, allopathic physicians, including  well-known cardiologists as well, seldom stress D3 and most of the other potent, healing supplements as they simply aren’t taught their relevance.   But I openly declare my preference for those who are trained, deeply informed and highly expert in natural, holistic therapies.  A great deal of what I’m endeavoring to recount here comes from Drs. Sinatra, Harry Elwardt and  no less than Russell Blaylock (who has no equal) – neurosurgeon, lecturer, author as well as his Wellness Report.   Can only briefly touch on points here and there,  but Dr Blaylock has a load of videos online and many articles and references to his books.  It would be profitable to check him out for yourself.

So what about the ‘energy’? (1) Already done! One of the built-in blessings of Arginine.  It feeds these cells, repairs the ailing ones and helps the expiring ones to go away.  By all means – – Google L-Arginine, L-Citrulline,  Nattokinase,  K2 and Trans-RESVERATROL and Goji berry. When you understand it and what each is doing — it fits together so that you get it. . fully understand.  s’ how it worked for me and I’m doing  fine in most respects.   Other than a blood draw the last year or so, I’ve spent $0.00 on meds or practitioners, so, seem to be ahead in the game of life and ‘how to play it’.  .  it works for me.

As an aside – –   as we age, our blood tends to become thicker, slower, even sticky or sludgy.  So don’t use rat poison, use Nattokinase if you prefer healthy and natural (plus cheaper), nothing in it to harm the body.  It seems I have done this cardio therapy endlessly, so not covering it it all over again, but there is the Taurine, D-Ribose and Carnitine – each having magnificent contributions which I also employ daily (and try for twice).  I stack these while adding other supplements with them (A, B, Folate, Biotin, Zinc and Kelp powder which I believe everybody should  take as Thyroid problems are almost pandemic in our land. ) 

ENERGY for HEART  and BRAIN  

Often, when we are low on energy, we need protein.  I use proteins, both animal, and plant based, but for my heart and brain – it’s the Amino Acids in the form of Powders I buy online. . (so many places/options,  among them Bulk Supplements. . or just put in browser and shop around.  Need we stress that it isn’t just what we take for health, it s also what we are willing to avoid; empty calories, wrong fats, sugars and as much toxic stuff as you can discover or detect.  Eat as clean as you know now to do.

Q 2) Dear Dr Roach:  In a recent column, you mentioned that apixaban has a lower risk of intracranial hemorrhage than warfarin.  But shouldn’t you note that the absolute risk is extremely low?   It drives me crazy to hear the advertisements for NOACs claim a 60 percent reduction (which is true) but not mention that absolute risk is very low.  I can understand the use of NOACs in people who have difficulty achieving stable anti-coagulation levels or who don’t have their level checked regularly.  But lowering health-care costs should be a consideration.  –P.W.

A:   I share the concern for the difference between absolute risk reduction and relative risk reduction, but the concept is difficult for some people.  In the current case, in the use of a new oral anticoagulant  (NOAC),  such as apixaban,  has a lower risk of major bleeding.  How much lower?  In an analysis of themajor studies, about 5.4 percent of the NOAC group had a major bleed, while 6.2 percent of the warfarin group did.

I agree that the relative risk reduction can overstate the case, especially for low-risk events.  The issue with the cost of health-care is also complex.  However, because the total cost to the health-care system for a major bleed is so high, NOACs were found to save the systemn money — between $100 and $500 per person per year.

Whose money should the doctor save?  The patient’s or the system’s?   This is one of many haard questions.  I personally prefer to try to make these decisions with the  patient.

Dr Roach answers letters only in his column but provides an order form of available health newsletters at http://www.rbmamall.com.  Write him at 628 Virginia Dr.,  Orlando, Florida, 32853-6475;  or  ToYourGoodHealth@med.cornell.edu

The 2nd query is honestly so simple to correct and be done with.   From my first day of taking Warfarin and  then, Coumadin, was physically feeling the hurt from these meds. Wasn’t myself, was impacted in little and various strange ways, dizziness, light-headed generally weaker.  When I pleaded for a change to Nattokinase (a fairly new, all-natural product made of fermented Soy . . in Japan, and read up on it – – was so impressed! It was superior in every possible way – thoroughly researched, with trials and all),  I was denied this change by any physician I spoke to about it.  They never heard of it, and wouldn’t take my word for it.  So the first thing I did when I left medicine was to buy Nattokinase.  I bought pills in those days.  Now I buy the Powder form online at Bulk Supplements or where ever  along with all my other powders I use in my protocols.  Its way cheaper, do it myself and know what I’m getting, and I’m doin’ okay.  Sorry, you know me, can’t relate anything it seems without these asides. 

In my mind, this is a non-issue. .  just take Nattokinase instead of rat poison of any kind, no side effects or danger of inner bleeding as this is plant based and healthy and natural.    Jan

  

March 17, 2018

Can we Hack-Fix Ourselves?

So here’s why I’ve been sorta MIA lately

My life seems to have changed a bit in this 88th year.  Kinda started like any other,  but has taken some weird turns. Last fall, I had become fascinated with Dr Morse’s ‘fruitarian thing’. . sounded kinda fun and made a whole lot of sense to me.  Still does.  But I think maybe my timing wasn’t too cool,  Any guy who can get paraplegics and other severely disabled people back up and living fully again, has my utmost respect.  All happened, was documented.  As to my participation in such a plan, well it  was most certainly faulty for me  rather than appropriate,  and I actually should have known better.   I was already in pretty damned good shape for my long years.  My six ‘chronic’ afflictions were seemingly under control and doin’ okay. . .  .  without Pharmaceuticals.  Some might think that alone put me miles ahead of a lot of others.   Maybe it’s  just a question of perspective – – I dunno.  But it IS  the viewpoint I live with.

The concept I wish to touch on here is that I had in fact been devising my own protocol per my rationalized, researched efforts over those years wherein I sought no medical help other than books  written by an assortment of what I deemed “qualified and worthy” MDs you know, those who had allowed life to reveal to them ‘goodies’ available outside the so-called establishment ‘BOX’ such as it is.  Of course, it was bad enough before the lunatic in the oval office took an axe to all things recognizable in our American life.  Soon, there may be very little left which might be worth the struggle to try to muster up the funds to pay for medicine at all.  When I walked away from medicine, I had been a cardiac patient for about a decade.   IMO, I’ve done quite well for my heart and brain.   Their needs are similar – – both have really big energy needs and also require excellent circulation in order to fulfill their various functions.  This takes vital nutrient and clean pathways or it isn’t gonna happen.  It won’t happen with  with symptom manipulation which only is possibly capable of making us ‘Feel Better’  – it doesn’t fix the problems.   But I think the high cost and poor success rate already points this out without my belaboring the point.

Of course,  I am speaking of the Amino Acids  (L-Arginine with L-Citrulline on rising and bedtime), then during the day, I work in Taurine,  D-Ribose and Alcar stacked.   Because of the pollution we must live with, it is advisable to avail something like N.A.C. in effort to offset, while culling out useless, devitalized commercially prepared foodstuff.  And of all the smart things we ‘could do’ for our body – – nothing can equate with hi-octane use of time-tested fighting-tools the body recognises such as abundant quantities of Vitamins C, A, D – always with a K-2 tablet, E – dbl your small amount – the heart and brain love it same as they do Cod Liver oil and Omega 3’s.     Magnesium – – where would I be without it?  I take a lot – 2 X a day.  Have never taken Calcium – period,  and have almost indestructible bones.  And please, please don’t take blood thinners.  I neither clot nor bleed like a stuck pig – – my blood flows freely, kinda normal as I continue to take Nattokinase which is superior to ANYTHING BIG PhRMA has created.  Plus this organic soy product is plant based – with no side effects and is far more effective – – what’s not to like?   These are just obvious well-known items which the medical community enjoys debunking. . . should wonder why.  If everybody ate right, did some simple, common sense stuff like this and kept active enough to keep that lymph flowing like it should – – no one would need doctors barring accidents. 

I’ve started a new addition to the heart/brain care – at it 5 or 6 weeks now. Wanted to try it out before speaking with you about it.  I am satisfied that these two products are in fact very effective.   One is BioPQQ (Pyrroloquinoline Quinone) and the second is a CoEnzyme Q10  called H2Q an advanced, bio available product. These can be costly depending on where you get them.  Bought at Epic4health.com.  I almost always buy online and shop for what I want, but also to get best price  The PQQ was first discovered by our space people.  It was a dust they found, researched > developed.  They first found its greatest usefulness with brain issues (including Alzheimer’s). . but then learned it could reverse heart disease.  At the time, I was at a low point and thought maybe it was too late for me, didn’t see how I could make it for two or three weeks which is the time needed to notice any help.  But sure enough, after a few days my body began to show its gratitude and I was hopeful.  Nothing major. . just returning strength and with that – hope.

Sorry, I know I’ve covered  all this so many, many times.  But this post isn’t about my personal protocol. . . it’s about, kinda – – how I screwed it up and why.  And this has only recently crossed my mind, so I wanted to share with you.       

How Sourdough Bread may actually be helping me “come back”

When I sorta crashed, ran outta steam,. . it didn’t seem to be just low energy.  I became weakened, frail, less steady on my feet.  Every thing was harder and I made a lot of messes which also made life harder.  Tended my blog less even tho it remains one of my greatest pleasures.  Remember speaking about my determination to finally satisfactorily make Sourdough Bread.   Now I have baked off 4 loaves.  First two didn’t rise. . .flat little things.  EXPENSIVE little things and they were baked with much love and great expectation. Couldn’t just throw them out – – all that expensive stuff inside them.  Of course they were kinda gummy,  but I ate every crumb. . and I did enjoy them.   Have really labored over all this (like my life depended on it).  On the internet chasing down one more lead and so on. I now await still one more book – Jake O’Shaunesy’s Sourdough book. . can’t wait!  It’s really an old book.  Have been trying to breathe in the air that Sander Katz used in his book Wild Fermentation.  Lovin every minute of it.  The last two loaves were acceptable, almost – they rose more and I used quite a bit of Rye.  Actually pretty good.  Have two more loaves for tomorrow morning’s oven.  This time the “Sponge” turned out just great, . .so I have high hopes.  I keep discovering new things  Sander had written, but it only makes sense to me after I know I did it wrong and now I get it.  He writes well – – I’m just a slow learner as I’m prone to point out. 

So why is all this helping me?   Because I was so darned weakened.  Barely had the strength to get from one chair to another while using a cane and bouncing off walls to hold self up.  Picture a cardiac patient with all that kneading!  Absolute insanity. It’s a lot of work.  And I love it.  But I’ve been in love with kitchens since at least age 5 or so.  and there’s my inner Pit Bull. 

Fortunately I don’t require labels to be happy and secure.   Aside from the fact that I believe “What good would it do”  (to run to doc, get tests up the gazoo just to get a label.  Why?. . .so I could fixate on it?  In so doing, maybe pull myself down even further or be talked into useless medicine?  Not a path I choose.  My gut or intuit is still good.  And throughout life, have honestly believed that I’ve enjoyed an abundant share of blessings, and that remains.  So I’m good.  If I’m needed elsewhere, I’m good to go, but til then. . life is good. 

So, How have I hurt myself, and what’s the plan?

IMO, I had been playing around with all my ideas and would only put into or onto my body substances which were organic, healthful and of which I approved. . so there wasn’t a lot of risk in my choices.  When it made sense,  if it worked and I seem to be profiting from it – – I kept it as part of my routine.  If there was no change or improvement – that too, was an answer, so it  was dropped.  Over time, my protocol was customised for me and what my body seemed to need.  For many – ya couldn’t ask for much more for an octogenarian. I was happy and doin’ fine.  It was foolish to rock my stable boat. . there was no reason to do so.  One can appreciate another path without having to join it to prove appreciation.  I believe the radical changes from a balanced successful nutritional path (for me) was not in my best interests.  I have paid a rather steep price.  It’s been about six months now. 

The single worst affliction I’ve ever encountered is this Psoriasis thing  which I continue to struggle with.  Its ugly, wretchedly mean – itching, burning, skin cracking and even bleeding.  It goes from the back of both hands and now has reached above my elbows.  I keep dreaming up new formulae and it’s getting better.  Had to buy some H-Psoriasis oil from Healing Natural Oils online, which is rather costly, but is plant based and effective. $60 for 1 ounce (or so).  Have been so busy with the bread, wasn’t into trying to make this too, so called them on phone and told her I was going to make it myself as I had looked up the ingredients and can do – no problem (just not right now). . but needed a healthy discount as there was a whole lot of profit in this formula.  No argument.  So 2nd bottle here soon now.  I WILL NOT  go to medicine for any RX or light.  Doesn’t cure either and is costly.  I plan to knock this out in due course.  It is a simple reflection of internal  imbalance. . and when I figure it out, it’ll probably be gone on its on.  I have given my formula out on what I do for my skin several times.  I use HA and C-Serum after oil cleansing – thats all.  But I put a lot of good stuff in my creams and lotions.  The C-Serum is REALLY helping, big time.. . just sayin’    It’ll help til a true fix comes along  Anyway, I believe this skin disease did come about due to the upset I created in my system with the radical change I put my body thru.  It wasn’t smart, but I will not abuse myself over it.  We live and learn, hopefully, and we can’t do that well if under recrimination.   So love starts in self, for self and gladly radiates outward as a natural consequence.   . . . works for me       

Noticing Self  (or Body) Hackers on Internet (a number of them)

Reading online, it seems to be the new thing these days of Self Hacking  or Body Hacking.  I know it sounds strange.  What is meant by all this;  people have learned that x y and z is truly helpful for correcting, fixing – – bettering (Hacking) whatever problem you may be experiencing.  Some of these people have really gut-wrenching stories, which seems to make their sales pitch more appealing I guess. Whatever works.   But in a recent one I was kinda getting into  I noticed that everything this young man was willing to share with you costs somewhere around $36. or $39.00 – – after joining the VIP club becoming a part of it all.  The club price was up there too. Can’t tell you what a turn off it is to someone like me.  I do what I do as a labor of love, a giving back for the good life I’ve known.  When I find stuff that works,  I share it as that is my joy.    When a physician has distinguished him/herself in ways I admire and they write a book about it,  I’m only too happy to buy their book.  In their books, they are sharing what they too have learned – because it helps others. 

I got to thinking about this. . why, I guess I’m a hacker too.  True I haven’t “invented” a new path or a medicine, but I sure as hell was  into wading thru all the ‘stuff’ out there to see/learn what might serve me best for this or that. . .and why.  Finding it, then wanting to share.  I think it’s a great system.  I have a shameful amount of books (forgive me. . I’m a Virgo)  and I’ll need another 5 or so years to finish reading all my books.   One jumps to mind right off, a book I truly love in every possible way from 2015 by Alberto Villoldo.  He is praised highly by so many other medical voices for “Leading Edge Nutritional Science”  and “an opportunity to move beyond mis-perceived limitations and write new, empowering stories for our lives” and  “demystifying age-old wisdom with practical cutting edge science.  ONE SPIRIT MEDICINE  is the big answer to our health-care problems in the 21st century.  This book will change your life.”  I couldn’t agree more.  In One Spirit Medicine, Alberto speaks of  “hacking” the body as well.  The way he spoke of it, was uplifting.  Jan

March 11, 2018

CA’s Gov Brown still wows me

CA’s Incomparable Gov Brown

In the early 70’s, I had become involved with astrology, seriously.  A friend had told me of her recent experience of a so-called reading from an astrologer which she deemed amazing.  On a lark, I also went to see her. . really not expecting anything – I wasn’t too much into weird sciences, being kind of a traditionalist.   But this lady knew stuff about me which should have been impossible to know. She literally knocked my socks off.  How was this possible?  How could anyone reach into my heart and soul and secret places and ‘see’ such stuff?  Once my eyes were opened to ‘other’ possibilities,  I was driven to learn more. 

So I did.  Studied with her and so many others, including at the ‘Temple of Astrology’ downtown Los Angeles.  I was blessed to have studied there at such a reputable academy. I regarded this ancient, relevant, noble science as almost sacred.  A calling, if you will, if practiced with the dignity and ethics it deserved.  I however, never felt compelled nor comfortable to practice as a professional.  I felt conflicted with regard to free-will and my total acceptance of that supremacy above all else.  Why would that matter?  What do I mean?Maybe it’s not relevant – – but it bothered me.  So often, we go to something  outside ourselves for answers we should find within us.  We feel unsure and possibly vulnerable and liable to believe another who may or may not have a ‘truth or direction’ we seek.  The crystal ball was not what I was after – the divination thing, but instead. . wise choices based on understanding.

Free will and choice are God-given. . . part of who we are.  And part of who we are is to find out ‘why’ we are here.  It is for each of us to find those answers — for ourselves, per our needs. . .at our own pace.   Which is why I got into the study in the first place.  As I went forward, I truly felt there was no better path to self knowledge;  understanding self and others, and with that light into consciousness. . . the falling away of critical judgementalness of others, who are also just trying to be the best they know how to be. 

Anyway, it was during those years of my immersion therein, that friends would ask questions or want answers to one situation or another that a friend gave me Jerry Brown’s birth details and asked if I would draw up a chart and let them know what I found. . if he had a chance at winning in his run for Governor of California.  I had never heard of him, but I fell into total adoration of who he was thru his chart. This was an ethical, moral, almost saintly individual, who had few personal needs, required little, slept on the floor on some kind of mat.  I saw nothing blocking his path.  When he won, his path forward earned him high praise for his service to those in his state.  He was always for the “people.” 

And all these years later,  he’s doing it again.  He doesn’t really ‘walk on water’ . . . but oh, I loved him then and I still do now.  He is one remarkable person.  (How I miss California – – still think of it as ‘home’. . . where I grew up.)  You’ll see what I mean with the article I have below as he defends against tyrannical Washington and their rampant terrorizing of our country and it’s laws, ethics and morals. . . . . is there no end in sight?    Jan

Gov. Brown blast Sessions over ‘sanctuary’ lawsuit

 

March 1, 2018

Pet Euthanasia file is gone

Post was defiled, then removed; original disappeared, . . was dismayed/rued. so wrote the following – trying to explain.    Inexplicably,  I see the original has “showed up” again, where it has been since written.   I remain confused;  nothing more to say on the matter.  Let your own conscience guide you. . too much bizarre stuff for me to comprehend.  Someone playing games with me?   Maybe WordPress is trying to tell me something.   The blog-style I chose to use hasn’t been supported in years and they have suggested I choose a new one. . but do I have it in me to go thru a whole new learning process.         I donno.  .  .   too much stress lately, probably not.  .  not today        Jan

 

I have no idea what happened to my post  about my precious pet Heidi and her suffering (and my own) over her illness which ended in her death February 1, 2017.   According to the records I keep manually, the post was called ” PET EUTHANASIA, Painless, safe – cheap” and dated 2-05-17.  There was a photo of her.    I cannot go into it all again, nor do I have the stomach to even try for it. 

Since it was so very painful for me to go through, I had tried to keep it simple – – not rambling on about what she meant to me, nor fully how it impacted me..  I just had in mind to offer to others the means I had found during that night online as  I had been searching for an answer  for weeks to end her suffering as kindly as possible .  . . which, that night, I did. . but she died about two hours later.  I had not been able to ease Heidi’s pain and suffering.         

The intelligent, thoughtful advice I had found  was sincere,  thoughtful,  most loving and had,  from his personal experience carried out this process for his own family’s  quite difficult experience.   He had given anonymously and I had finally found it.  Since it was too late for Heidi, it seemed – – it was probably meant for others. . . which is why I posted it.   When I perceived recently that readers were coming to see Heidi, 2 .  . .   I wondered what that was, so checked on it.   Somehow, it had been retitled.  Showed only Heidi’ picture, no story or reason for being there.  Tried to edit and there was nothing else there.  So I went to my posts and DID find the original – it was fine. Very confusing to me – – where did this  intrusive, damaged file come from – –  how did it get in my blog? The original is still there!  So I went back to the errant replica, which had a distinctly different name from the original . . trashed it.      Returned to original to duplicate it and bring forward , but it was gone.    In retrospect, I should have contemplated such a possibility, but. . .my brain being s bit compromised of late. . it didn’t occur to me until too late.  So all I can do is offer my apology and tell you what I know.  Don’t know how or why this fiasco happened, but I killed this post which was to be of help to others.  I am sorry.    Jan

P.S.   I had searched the internet for weeks trying to find this  kind of information.  Only advice I can suggest is to broaden search word efforts. . remember thinking – it wasn’t where you’d think it would be –  –   I found it – so anyone else can too.  

February 24, 2018

Keep or Reverse Dementia? . . choose. .

Well, obviously, I fought like hell!

And it seems to be working for me. .  . but I’ve been at this for about 15 years.   It’s no one thing  – – it’s the whole shebang.  When I walked away from medicine, I knew it was risky, nor was I trained in any way to act responsibly if one considers ‘other people’s opinion’.  I was fed up with meds which diminished me .  .  .  made me feel crappy,  weakened and dizzy, less energized; the tests, restrictions, costs  — hated it all.  I never approved of pharmaceuticals to begin with.  Just not built that way, and was 100% convinced that meds killed mother who was unable to fathom my perspective on this as she totally trusted doctors as something akin to Godhood.  But she was long gone now – this was on me. 

Of course I was somewhat knowledgeable regarding nutrition and had thought of  myself as some kind of Amazon female who could do almost anything I set my mind on.  .  .  so how hard could it be?  Maybe it takes  that kind of delusion or ignorance to wade into that much of a confusing, mysterious future to try to handle 6 chronic diseases I was being treated for. .  . on my own.  Quite sure my son believed I’d lost it, but there was no going back – I was done with toxic meds, never trusted them back then and am worse now that i have fully turned my attention to how the medical world basically works – – it’s big business. Doctors who figure out something is lacking, after a few years, go on to open up more to natural ways/paths which can allow healing.  These, I honor deeply, for that attitude implies – . .”First, do no harm”   

So my brain and heart were the primary issues – one without the other didn’t matter much.  It seemed to me then and now, that treating one automatically treats the other.  Both have great energy needs – are hungry organs.  (Many past posts have recounted what I do and how I dabbled around, developed my own protocol and cited some of the sources I used).  I’m not a big meat eater (have been ‘often’ a kind of plant-diet-wise person), so I supply much of the needed energy via Amino Acids to these organs to insure their needs are met and oxygen reaches my cells; circulation is being enabled – all to help my body keep on keeping on.  Saw a doctor last June to have my blood drawn to insure I wasn’t on cloud nine with all these efforts.   Apparently the doc could find nothing to criticize, and in fact – all DID look good.  I was pleased. 

When I quit medicine, the very first thing I sent for was NATTOKINASE.  Had begged docs to let me go on Nattokinase, but none had ever heard of it and wouldn’t consider it.  Had protested rat poison for the whole time I was on it (coumadin).  But followed new developments and Nattokinase was far superior to pharmaceutical of any description – with no side effects.  But of course PHRMA couldn’t patent it since it was natural – – so they weren’t interested in it.  And the first thing I got into whole hog was Coconut oil for the Alzheimer’s issue – – used a lot of it – – still use it, but not as much.   I realize that what I do isn’t going to appeal to many of you for any   of many reasons – time constraints, lifestyle and other obligations.  I’m 88 now, live alone and noone to please but myself. And my biggest playroom is my kitchen.  Atop my rather complicated health issues and what I do for them – – I am full-blown into making my KOMBUCHA once again and also the authentic (ancient art) of ‘sourdough bread making.  Distill my daily 2 gallons of water, make Colloidal silver and all own cosmetic and dental products — because I can!  But that’s just me – – I ENJOY IT.  Ya don’t need to do what I do, but if you want to know how and what I mostly do and have been doing.  .  well, I’ve brought over Dr John Bergman who was doing the How to Cure High Blood Pressure Naturally, recently. . which I also loved and espouse.  Here he is again. It’s a ‘big deal.’  Jan

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