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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Diatomaceous earth for garden, pets and you!

We recently entertained a guest in our home who was taking diatomaceous earth as a supplement to help with joint pain.  Since her visit, we have discovered the greatest potential benefit which we will not refuse!  Keep reading and I will explain.

Also known as Fossil Shell Flour, diatomaceous earth (D.E.) is used to kill unwanted insects in the home or vegetable garden.  Because this food grade, fresh water form of D.E. is safe for human and animal consumption, it is the perfect organic way to treat fleas by dusting it on your pets, intestinal parasites by adding to pet food, or dust around the home to kill ants, spider, roaches, bed bugs and more.   

NOTE: only D.E. that is labeled "food grade" is safe for human and animal consumption!

So we ordered a 50 lb bag of D.E. after our friend departed.  Our main hope was to give it to the pets as a worm prevention and use it in our home and garden as an organic insecticide.  However, we also decided to try taking it internally as a potential benefit to our health.  Then we made a discovery of an unexpected benefit!  Keep reading.  
  • D.E. is naturally high in magnesium which helps the body to utilize calcium (which would help to detox the kidneys from calcium deposits).  
  • Just as D.E. helps to de-worm your pets, it can also rid humans of parasites.  I don't know if we have any intestinal parasites - but if we do, we want to get rid of them!
  • D.E. can help with joint pain due to its high magnesium content which helps to lower uric acid levels.
  • D.E. promotes healthy hair, teeth, gums, skin and nails.  Some testimonials from women even claim that their thinning hair is having new hair growth.
  • See the following testimonials about D.E. helping with constipation, lime disease, hot flashes, blood sugar levels, lowering cholesterol and more.
  • D.E is a way to detox: heavy metals, harmful intestinal bacteria, viruses and radiation!  This is it!  This is the great benefit that we can not refuse!  D.E. detoxes the body of radiation!  My husband, who had colon cancer, chemo and radiation treatments is now taking D.E. to detox his body of that nasty radiation which can linger for decades without encouragement to depart.
There you have it.  It seems that we have a natural remedy for every medical intervention that my hubby went through to get cancer out of his body.  We have watched the chemo leave his liver by using milk thistle seed powder.  We have boosted his immune system by eating lots of green plant foods (which also help detoxify the body), by taking efforts to consume plant based sources of probiotic foods, and by maintaining healthy life style habits with rest and exercise.  Now we shall target that radiation!  If you haven't met my husband yet, you should check out this blog post where he rants about having a colostomy bag at polebarnthoughts.  

So, I think you should go eat some dirt!  Below, I will post a video explanation of D.E. and a page that lists the health benefits.  We purchased our supply from wolfcreekranch.net.  The product is not expensive per pound.  Shipping is another story.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Home Grown Tomatoes - Pruning for produce

VIDEO click here - How To Prune Tomatoes (Pruning)

The video link above is a good video explanation of how to get the highest yield out of your garden's tomato plants.  By keeping the plant growing upward until one month before frost, your tomato plant can provide you with the best quantity and quality of fruit.  

Another way to increase yield, especially in cooler climates such as mine, is to mulch with a solar mulch that will increase the ground temperature in the early months of summer.  Cover them with row cover which will provide additional protection from late spring frost and chilly days.  It is difficult to get row cover to extend the length of your growing season with tomatoes because they are so large by the end of the season.  In this case, a hot house is the best option.  If you don't have a hot house for your heat loving plants (tomatoes), plant them next to a wall that has full southern exposure to the sun.  The building will provide a great deal of insulation from the cold at night as well as intensification of the natural heat from the sun during the daytime.

Tomatoes are rich in many nutrients that are health protective.  Growing them at home can offer you the best quality for the price.  When you become the farmer, you know exactly how the plants were treated.  You can be sure that your home grown vegetables are chemical and pesticide free.  

Here are a few things that tomatoes can do for you:
  • Lycopene offers protection to the bones as well as cancer protection.  It especially helps fight prostate cancer.
  • Rich in antioxidants which are cancer and bone health protective.
  • Rich in Vitamins A, B1, B3, B6, C and K.
  • One cup of raw tomato  has 12% daily value of potassium.
  • High in fiber!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Chicken linked to weight gain, obesity virus and urinary tract infections

Before changing to a plant-based diet, chicken was a staple source of protein for me and my family.  I enjoyed the flavor of chicken and purchased it in large quantities in order to package it for the freezer for convenient cooking.  I often roasted whole chicken to use the meat and broth for 3 or more meals in the week.  My favorite, however, was grilled boneless, skinless chicken breast.  After I seasoned it with herbs and spices and then doused it with extra virgin olive oil, my husband took the chore of grilling it on our gas grill.  The result was a meal full of carcinogens: heterocyclic amines (HCA) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's), omega 6 fat from the olive oil, fat in the meat (yes, meat has fat right inside the cells), and high protein which elevates IGF-1 hormone.

We live in a time when DNA of bacteria can be identified and traced back to the source.  We live in a time when viruses can be discovered and linked to diseases.  We live in a time when chemicals and antibiotics can be used on food and then found in our organs, our blood and in our urine.  So here are some things everyone should know before they bite into their chicken nuggets or slice into their juicy grilled boneless, skinless chicken breast. 

Meat and Weight Gain in PANACEA Study - www.nutritionfacts.org

Obesity - Causing Chicken Virus - www.nutritionfacts.org

Avoiding Chicken to Avoid Bladder Infections - www.nutritionfacts.org

More Antibiotics in White Meat or Dark Meat? - www.nutritionfacts.org

MRSA in U.S. Retail Meat - www.nutritionfacts.org