It’s International Compost Awareness Week so it’s a great time to share the composting and worm farm set up I have just completed for the place we are renting at now. Everything has been made from reclaimed materials found on the property, plus a few extra items salvaged from my broader community. I’m very happy with the results so far, especially as they have cost virtually nothing but a bit of time. I will share my new composting set up in the next post and concentrate on the worm farm here.
If you have lupus you may have heard about the potential benefits of fish oil for lupus.doctors sometimes suggest fatty fish for several autoimmune diseases including lupus rheumatoid arthritis Raynaud’s disease psoriasis and scleroderma.autoimmune diseases are the result of the immune system turning on the body.these conditions involves inflammation or pain or swelling of the joints skin and vital organs.but since they don’t involve infection drugs such as antibiotics usually don’t help.fish oil apparently reduces inflammation by substituting for other fats when your body makes makes inflammation generating bioche icals.explains Dr.William Clark MD.professor of medicine at the uni ersity of western. Ontario and a leading researcher of lupus and fish oil.your body normally makes two groups of potentially inflammatory biochemicals prostaglandins and. Leukotrienes busing whatever fats are available.if you eat meats and eggs your body uses a component of fats found in these foods arachidonic acid to make very potent forms of these bioche micals.to a.much lesser extent.your body can also. Use corn oil safflower oil and sunflower oil.to make these biochemicals if fish is abundant however .your body uses it to produce forms of prostaglandins and leukotrienes that are less .likely to cause inflammation .does fish oil really help control the symptoms of lupus.studies of mice with lupus that were given large amounts of fish oil instead. Of dietary fats show that these diets do help I flammation and improve kidney function and immunity.says Richard sleeping MD.
Well, Mom, it’s been 14 long-years-ago today, and I don’t even know where to begin. It’s not that I haven’t written, because I have, faithfully, every year. It’s just that the most unbelievable things have happened in this past year. You’re not going to believe this. Actually, it’s like the earth is trying to shake […]
Eleven of the president’s Secret Service agents have tested positive for COVID-19. The same diagnosis applies to Katie Miller, VP Pence’s press secretary and wife of the exasperatingly xenophobic presidential adviser Stephen Miller. (Miller should have worked focused his efforts on banning viruses rather than humans from entering our nation.) The persistent little virus also […]
by Andrada Costoiu I wondered how does this virus infect our body, what makes it so strong and why is it so contagious. SO, below is some information I gathered about it…… TOOOOO bad we will never know the origin of this virus, because it’s just seems so well designed. It enters our body through […]
I first became interested in herbalism as a young mother who kept a small herbal garden outside her back door. There is nothing better than fresh herbs to spice up any dish (as any good cook knows well) and baking my own bread, making homemade granola, etc., like gardening, was simply part of what I […]
A nurse faces down “liberation” demonstrators in front of a hospital. Of course the swamp fever right claimed she wasn’t really a nurse. Just an actress. In the fall of 1918 the Great War in Europe was winding down and peace was on the horizon. Deep within the trenches men lived through some of […]
Let us understand what a coronavirus really is and how it comes about, its origin and nomenclature, before delving deeper into precautions, preventive measures, natural modes of relief and home care. Coronaviruses are zoonotic. What does that mean? Well, what comes to mind when you hear the word “zoo”? That’s right, animals! Zoonotic illnesses are hard to get rid of as they have an animal reservoir, like bird flu, while it can be abolished in farmed animals but keeps coming back as it is brought by wild birds. You don’t hear much about avian influenza as it doesn’t transmit from person to person, but there are outbreaks in poultry farms every year worldwide. So zoonosis refers to an infectious or contagious disease that is transmitted from a non-human source, such as insects, birds, other mammals and animals. Coronaviruses (CoVs) are subsets of viruses with unique characteristics, like they use RNA instead of DNA, and belong to the family Coronaviridae comprising a group of enveloped, positive-sensed, single-stranded RNA viruses. Covered with spikes to invade cells, those spikes or crown-like S proteins are called corona, Latin for wreath or crown. There are more than 30 kinds, but usually only a few affect people which are called human coronaviruses (HCoVs). All human coronaviruses are zoonotic i.e. transmitted between animals and people, usually originating from bats, mice or domestic animals. These coronaviruses often cause what we know as the common cold or flu, and symptoms may include fever, cough, headaches, sore throat, running nose, fatigue, sometimes reaching the severity of pneumonia. So far, there have been seven types of Coronaviruses affecting humans, the seventh being the one discovered in December 2019 creating this worldwide pandemic COVID-19, a respiratory illness colloquially known as the coronavirus. Some coronaviruses like this one causing COVID-19 also spreads person to person, hence travel faster and farther. Indirect contact via contaminated surfaces is another possible cause of infection.
I must be a prophet. Of doom, unfortunately. I began writing this article on January 11, with the title ‘Are we prepared for a pandemic?’ I wrote: The memories of the recent bushfires will haunt us for many years, as will, perhaps, our anger at a government warned of impending disaster yet who failed to […]
Everybody knows by now that the United States and the world are in the grip of one of the dangerous coronaviruses called COVID-19, but what’s a virus and how can it make us feel ill? Why do our bodies react the way they do? Are viruses alive? “Viruses aren’t considered alive – in class I […]
Manmade or nature made, viruses and epidemics have always existed in times of political turmoils. Is it a pure coincidence or is it planned by nature/God/universal forces? Here are some of the deadliest epidemics that shaped human history. The Plague of Athens devastated Athens during the second year of the Peloponnesian War (430 BC), killing […]
In The Viral Storm award-winning biologist Nathan Wolfe – known as ‘the Indiana Jones of virus hunters’ for his work in jungles and rain forests across the world – shows the threat of a global pandemic is greater than we have ever imagined. The Viral Storm examines how viruses like HIV, swine flu, and bird flu […]