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4 years ago

Link to Eating Well and the articles below:

Having had a heart attack in 2003, I try to watch what I eat. One of the hardest things I find is trying to stay within the daily 1500-1600 mg. salt intake. It's unbelievable how much salt manufacturers put in their food - even the healthy stuff!

4 years ago


The Worst Things to Eat for Your Heart

Trans Fat

One of the easiest to limit (or avoid) in your diet—and it's quite harmful to your heart health—trans fat. Why are trans fats so harmful? Like saturated fat, trans fat raises your "bad" LDL cholesterol, possibly even more than saturated fats, according to research. Trans fat also lowers your "good" HDL cholesterol. The American Heart Association recommends limiting the amount of trans fat you eat daily to less than 1 percent of your total calories. If you eat 2,000 calories a day, that translates to about 2 (or fewer) grams.

How can you limit, or eliminate trans fat from your diet? The easiest way to avoid trans fat is by skipping foods that contain "hydrogenated oil" or "partially hydrogenated oil" in their ingredient lists. Big culprits include packaged snacks, crackers, bakery goods and some margarines. Read labels carefully: if a package claims "zero trans fat," the amount per serving may be less than 0.5 g and could have been rounded down to zero, so the only way to be sure you're getting a product without trans fat is to read ingredient lists.

Trans fats are also found naturally—albeit in small amounts—in animal products, such as beef, pork, lamb and the butterfat in butter and milk. Limiting how much beef, pork, lamb and butter you eat and swapping full-fat dairy products, like milk and cheese, for low- or
nonfat versions will help too.

Saturated Fat

Butter. Sour cream. Mayo. These foods—as well as fatty cuts of meats—are high in the saturated fats that elevate “bad” LDL cholesterol, leading to plaque buildup in arteries. Limit saturated fats to 5 percent or less of your total calories (divide your weight by 12 to get the daily total limit in grams).

For example, try replacing butter with vegetable-based oils, particularly olive and canola oil, both of which contain good amounts of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, and by swapping in lean poultry, fish and beans for higher-fat meats.


Americans on average take in 3,400 milligrams of sodium each day. That’s a third more than the daily recommended limit of 2,300 mg (about 1 teaspoon salt) and more than double the 1,500 mg suggestion for adults age 51 and older and for anyone who is salt-sensitive (e.g., people who are African-American, those with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease)—about half the U.S. population.

Cutting your sodium intake can help lower high blood pressure and also reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure.

One of the easiest ways to cut back on your salt intake is to not add it if you can’t taste it. In other words, don’t add salt to boiling water for pasta or potatoes, but add it to a dish when its impact will be strongest—usually at the end of cooking. A little salt goes a longer way if it’s sprinkled on a food just before serving; you’ll taste it in every bite.

Another way to slash your sodium intake is to replace sodium-laden processed foods with fresh foods. Other tricks: look for "low sodium" or "no-salt-added" labels and rinse canned beans.

Added Sugars

Let’s face it: Americans eat too much sugar. We consume 355 calories—or 22 teaspoons—of added sugars a day, says a recent study. Added sugars are those added to food by consumers or manufacturers. “Reducing added sugars will reduce cardiovascular disease risk,” says Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., R.D., chair of the American Heart Association (AHA) writing group for the AHA scientific statement on sugars and cardiovascular disease and EatingWell nutrition advisor.

“High intakes of added sugars are linked with increased risks for high blood pressure and high triglyceride levels, risk factors for heart disease.”

Dec. 11/12
4 years ago

I think we're all familiar with PALM OIL but this is a good article and reminder to look for the hidden names like "partially hydrogenated" that mean the same thing. Sneaky, eh?!


By Gretel H. Schueller, Contributing Writer for EatingWell

Camembert cheese and buttery croissants are staples of French cuisine, so you'd think France would be the last place where the government would police fat content in food. Yet, in an effort to reduce obesity, France's Senate recently approved an amendment to triple taxes on products containing one unhealthy fat in particular: palm kernel oil, which is extracted from the palm seed of palm oil trees. (The lower house of parliament still has to vote on the tax.)

It turns out that palm oil is a major ingredient in one beloved treat in France: Nutella. The French, who love to smear the creamy hazelnut-chocolate spread on toast and crepes or just eat it with a spoon, account for 26 percent of world's Nutella consumption, according to French newspaper Le Monde. The proposed tax has incited outrage among Nutella lovers. As outrageous as the tax may seem to some, the French government may be on to something. Nutella's maker recently settled a multimillion-dollar U.S. class-action lawsuit brought by a California mother who was shocked by the spread's saturated-fat content and misleading health claims.

Palm kernel oil sounds harmless and even "natural," right? And in recent years, it's been finding its way into many packaged foods as manufacturers look for low-cost oils to replace trans fats. (After federal rules mandated all packaged foods list the amount of heart-damaging trans fats they contain on their "Nutrition Facts" labels, many manufacturers reformulated their products to ferret out the offending fat and earn a better-looking label.)

Highly saturated fats turn rancid more slowly, so food companies often use them to help preserve taste and texture. Trans-fat-free--and relatively inexpensive--palm oil fit the bill. Its long shelf life and semi-solid state at room temperature make it appealing to food companies.

How can you figure out if foods you are eating contain palm oil? You want to look on the ingredients list: palm oil is commonly found in packaged cookies, cakes, snacks, bakery goods, crackers and peanut butter. (Sometimes it's listed as "modified," "partially hydrogenated" or "fractionated" palm oil, which would indicate trans fats; even if the Nutrition Facts panel indicates zero trans fats, products containing less than 0.5 gram of trans fats can be labeled as trans-fat-free.) Sometimes palm oil is one of the oils listed under the term "vegetable oil."


5 years ago

Thubten you have had such a journey and you are always so encouraging you are an inspiration 

5 years ago

Thubten, it's so good to see you in this thread. I had no idea that you are a cancer survivor. I do mean survivor because even with any pain that you have now, you're always "up" and have a wonderful attitude.

We believe in alternative or healthy ways to stay out of pain. It's the only way to get through the day. Support from friends and loved ones, much as possible, eating healthy and in general, trying our best to get through the day with an upbeat attitude. Please come in here often!

5 years ago

P.S. Thubten, did the Qi Gong help you?

5 years ago

Gosh, Thubten, you have gone through a lot by the sounds of it. If you feel like talking about your experiences it may help others understand "the journey". It is wonderful that you are here today, active, happy I hope, and with knowledge that many do not have - at least 'yet'.

Lynn's daughter-in-law has recently completed chemo and we all have been able to share the journey somewhat through Lynn. Thank God Alecia and her husband are carrying on with LIFE, as are you.

5 years ago

I was introduced to Qi Gong when I had cancer in the early 1990s.

5 years ago

I love the chi-gong moves, Lynn! I posted a link on the "Meditation..." thread as well which includes this one.

I think laughter is a great healer and so many people don't get the opportunity to laugh as much as they should every day. I didn't know it relaxes our blood vessels! Just what I need!

5 years ago


5 Ways to Reduce Stress

By Mehmet C. Oz, MD, and Michael F. Roizen, MD



    A good night's sleep, great sex, and maybe a different mother-in-law. Yep. Great stress busters. But when you need to reduce stress fast, try the following:

Laughing. At Jon Stewart's lines (or, hopefully, ours -- check out our books, too). Cracking up relaxes your blood vessels and increases blood flow -- the opposite of what happens when you're tense -- so you can reduce stress in a hurry.

Inhaling. Not that! Try the scent of roses. They, along with lavender, basil, orange, grape, mango, and lemon, contain a compound called linalool, whose scent reduces anxiety.

Chewing gum. Quietly and discreetly, please. A study of more than 2,000 workers found lower levels of stress in those who chewed gum. The caveat: The research was funded by a gum company. But if it works for you, do it. Find out how chewing gum can help you lose weight, too.

Drinking black tea. While men who regularly drank black tea still responded to stress, their bodies calmed down and reversed the physical responses to stress faster than did guys who drank fake tea. Learn how black tea also helps your blood sugar.

Try a chi-gong move. Chi-gong (qigong), a 2000-year-old series of calming movements and breaths, teaches you how to breathe correctly -- from a point 2 inches below your navel. Ideally, do all of the moves regularly. But to sap stress right now, try this one: Stand and focus on a point on a wall, with your chin parallel to the ground. Inhale as you turn your head to the right, and exhale as you come back to the middle. Repeat to the left. Try more chi-gong moves with this video.


5 years ago

So good to see you Lynn!

Thank you for these posts. I LOVE LEMONS and always have them in the fridge. Fish just isn't the same for me without fresh lemon juice -- but I love the facial mask -- I am definitely going to try that!

Great info.

5 years ago
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5 years ago

Link to Light Herb Lemon  Olive Oil Salad Dressing

5 years ago
Dear Lynn
Happy Independence Day to all our American friends! 
This week we are lemon crazy. Maybe your are too?
Lemons are one of the most alkaline forming foods. This makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body.
There is so much more than just alkalinity to lemons though.
  • 16 Lemon Health  Benefits
  • Delicious Lemon Recipes
  • Natural Household Cleaners
  • Lemon Tips For Beautiful Skin
Dr. Oz Lemon Facial Cleanser
You probably have the ingredients for this natural anti-aging cleanser in your fridge right now.
Lemon Facial Cleanser

Light Herb Lemon  Olive Oil Salad Dressing
It's easier to make than to pronounce. Sugar free and low calories. 

5 years ago

Hi Cheryl I guess Dawn is the safest thing to get off of oiled animals that won't kill them.  And it is only used once.  I don't know the details on that.  A lady at the ballet studio said she use to have baby cockatiels and was told never to use any soap on their dishes and just to wash them out with hot water because of the residue Dawn left on the birdie dishes and other soaps leave.  She also told me a baby got out a spray bottle of bleach and tried to clean one of their parrots with it and the parrot died.  Isn't that awful!  If that lady had non-toxic products in her home the parrot most likely would have survived.  That is so sad for the parrot and the baby.


Perfume really bothered me too Cheryl.  Melaleuca has a line of non-toxic perfume, air fresheners, candles, make-up and more.  All of their products last a long time unless it's their cookies, crackers, cereals or energy bars.


Cheryl I am glad you are interested and you can leave anytime you want.  If you don't like something, just send it back and get your money back.  You can get all of your money back if you don't like anything and send it all back.


In 2 or 3 months there will probably be another $1 special, too.

5 years ago

WOW, BARB... I looked at the slideshow and I didn't realize there are so MANY products! I also thought Dawn was good for the same reason you said -- they wash oil soaked birds and animals with it!

I am interested in the sunscreen, for one - I have very sensitive skin and can't use anything with fragrance (I'm also allergic to perfume). It was hell at work for many years before they brought in the "No Perfume at Work" banners. Some women just drench themselves in the stuff and don't realize how strong it is after awhile. Two men I worked with said, "Thank God" when the banners were brought in. They never said anything but it really bothered them as well.

There are also some other products that I wouldn't mind trying. So many good things. I won't be able to get anthing for at least two months, though, because I've spent so much lately on renovations. Things will look better in June, I hope, and I'd love to order a few things from you. 


5 years ago

The $1 Join special has been extend until March 31, 2012!!!  The special is only good in the USA and Canada.  But people from other counties can join.


Join the best store on the earth and shop for non toxic house hold products and personal care products!  Don't poison yourself anymore with formaldyhyde laced and other toxic chemcials in the products from the grocery stores and the drug stores. 


Alert to pet owners!  Products such and Dawn, bleach, Lysol leave a toxic residue even when it dries on your dishes, floors, glasses - anywhere it dries.


I thought dawn was safe because it has pictures of wild life on them, but it isn't safe.


Safe products in our homes means it's safer for the earth and our precious inhabitants such as all of the birds and animals we share on Care2!


Together we can change the world.


You can email me at:



skype me:



Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Tiawan.

In the mean time I have a slide show you can view. and enter Melaleuca as the passcode


I also can do a presentation lecture, videos for you by appointment.



5 years ago

They are called Udo's Choice Adult enzyme Blend.

5 years ago

Sisters and brothers.   I am taking digestive enzymes and probiotics.  They are really helping my tummy problems!!!  I am feeling allot better and probably digesting more nutrition from my food

5 years ago

Join my Non-Toxic Products Store for $1 with a 35 point product order through March 15th!


$1 special only good in the US and Canada. 



Shop the best store in the world for products you use every day.  Bar soap, liquid hand soap, shampoo, make-up, Medicine cabinet, Laundry, dish washing soap - hand or machine and MORE!

Stop Polluting the Earth!  Together We Can Change The World!

I now have my own room to do presentations by appointment and by certain days and times that I have not presented yet.

Cherly, Lynn, Mary, Dot, Arial, Kay, can you please suggest to me to days and times you would like me to show my video presentations and lecture about toxic products in the home?  Your feed back will help me decide on days and times.  I will also do by appointment. 

$1 special is only good in the United States and Canada.

But I can sign up people from other countries.

Besides the US and Canada.

Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Tiawan.

In the mean time I have a slide show you can view. and enter Melaleuca as the passcode


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5 years ago

Hey, Sis, it sounds like you are eating really well. I have broken down from time to time (long times in between) and gotten a small french fries, then savoured every little bit of them! lol

I also eat extremely healthy food and am conscious of it all the time. I do have to take a statin drug and a cholesterol drug, unfortunately. After a heart attack the cholesterol has to be carefully watched, and I almost feel that I could do without the statin drug now but haven't talked to my Dr. about it yet. Next visit!  Lynn, that's awesome you don't have to take any of these!! Well done!

NUTS! Yes, good things. I read the link and I hope everyone checks it out because it's good to read about their benefits even if we already know. THANKS, LYNN. Great articles!

A Healthy Note - Nuts and Seeds
5 years ago

"I love nuts and seeds.  I think I must have been a bird in a past life.  Good thing, too, as they are Powerfoods!"

The Fat in Nuts is not bad:

A Nurses Health Study found that nurses who ate nuts five times a week had less heart disease and on average were thinner compared with those who did not eat nuts.

The trick is to eat small quantities of nuts in their more natural state - this means among other things,  preparing them properly.

5 Benefits of Nuts and Seeds:

Read more  Benefits of Nuts
How to Soak Nuts and Seeds with video showing you how it is done.

Wishing You Abundant Health,

Diana Herrington and Randy Fritz
Real Food For Life


Doing this one simple thing will solve many of your nutritional worries. Here are 10 tips to create that balance in your body.

5 years ago

Ugh! That actually repulses me. I love your little smiley going "blah".  I don't eat like that. I do admit to loving french fries, but I don't eat them. Who knows what they fry it in and I keep away from all fried foods, anyway.

I eat well at home because I know exactly what I'm cooking and what I'm using to make it. When I go out to eat I like a small salad with oil and balsamic vinegar dressing, an entree of either salmon (not farm raised) or free range grilled chicken breast, a baked potato and steamed veggies.  Or, my favorite, pasta with grilled chicken, olive oil and garlic and maybe some veggies thrown in.

I keep my weight down, watch my cholesterol and thankfully don't take any medication to control anything except my glaucoma (eye drops).  All in all, when I go for a check-up my doctor says I'm "boring" because I don't complain of anything.   Please God, let that continue!

5 years ago

This disgusting mess must have an enormous amount of fat and at least 2000 calories! No wonder there's an obesity problem. When did we start to eat like this????!


5 years ago

You're welcome, Lynn. I ran into it while reading another article.

It is shocking how many young people are getting cancer, as you say. I wonder if it was this bad 50 - 80 years ago? We may eat what we think is really healthy food only to find out we've been eating deadly pesticides on this "good" food for years.

Obesity is epidemic and it is shortening the lives of many obese kids today. I was shocked by a documentary that said that many parents may be outliving their kids!

But lots of good things are happening. People are becoming aware of the obesity problem, the pesticides, and eating healthy food because it's being talked about. I hope these humongous burgers, for instance, with 60 grams of fat and other garbage in them will one day be banned!


5 years ago

Cheryl, thanks so much for posting this interesting and informative article. It says so much about illnesses such as cancer, and the food that we put into our bodies. I think that if we closely monitored what we eat and where it came from, there'd be a lot less disease than we hear about at this point in time.

There are so many cases of young women getting their 20's and 30's. Young men getting testicular cancer, etc. I really think it's a direct link to what we eat. Thanks, again!

5 years ago

Thought provoking article ~

Diet and Disease: A Real Relationship


Last night, my family and I went to a chain restaurant for dinner. I don’t ordinarily go to rib joints, but my husband and daughter looked beseechingly at me when we were deciding where to go. They usually agree to one of the locally owned and healthier restaurants I insist upon, but last night I gave into their round eyes and watering mouths as they imagined a big rack of BBQ ribs.

Although I was a pretty good eater before I had cancer, I didn’t care as much then as I do now about what goes into my mouth. But cancer can rock your world, and after my third diagnosis I became a raw foodist, grew my own sprouts and wheatgrass, abandoned caffeine and alcohol, and in a short time, felt more energy than I had ever experienced before. I maintained this (labor intensive) lifestyle for 18 months, cheating only once as I snuck a single bite from the perfectly cooked Thanksgiving turkey I pulled from the oven. It tasted very oily and strange. I was no longer tempted.

My intent was to create the very best internal and external environments possible. For the external atmosphere, I chose deliberately who I spent time with, what I read and watched on TV, which movies to see, and how much I pushed myself. For my internal environment, I wanted to boost my immune system, detoxify and to purify my blood, decrease the PH level, and to eat living foods with an abundance of enzymes and nourishment. I loved eating that way. Uncooked food prepared in just the right way is as good as any gourmet cooked food I’ve ever had.

I returned to eating animal products only after my intuitive acupuncturist sensed that the post-radiation pain I had might be minimized by eating more eggs, fish, beef and some chicken. I hesitated only for about an hour, having convinced myself that eating raw food was a significant reason why my cancer was resolved. But I love a good burger and I wanted to see if changing my diet might help with the pain. So I dashed home and enjoyed a burger like never before.

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

Hi Barb and Lynn. It was interesting reading your conversation - problems, remedies, products, etc.

Barb, I do hope that you will be feeling better soon. You've been attacked by some bug that won't let go of you! Sounds like you're doing some good things to deal with it.

Lynn, the herbs and teas are wonderful. It's funny how you may have read something a long time ago, then someone brings it up and reminds you of how good something is! The light bulb goes on!

I'm looking forward to the herb garden my son is building this summer. He's always been into 'cooking' and does an amazing job of each thing he does. He really puts himself into each meal. But it's going to be fresh herbs and spices (as much as possible) this year. Yippppeeee! It's nice having different things to look forward to.


Great information, sisters. Thank you!

5 years ago
7 Herbs for Health and Wellness
7 Herbs for Health and Wellness

Here are some of my favorite ways to use herbs for health and wellness.

1. Stay calm with herbal teas. Tea is a go-to remedy for reducing stress. Just holding a steaming mug of hot tea can help calm the nerves. Calming herbs that make a delicious tea include chamomile, lavender and holy basil. Read about 9 other ways to reduce stress.

2. Ease headaches with peppermint. Peppermint can soothe headaches in two ways. If rubbed on the skin at strategic points such as your temples peppermint oil can relax the muscles causing tension headaches. If inhaled, peppermint can relieve sinus pressure and induce calm. Read about 5 other health and beauty uses for peppermint.

3. Fall asleep with passionflower. This fast-growing vine contains tranquilizing compounds that can ease anxiety and help you sleep—but won’t cause drowsiness in the morning. Many varieties of the passionflower exist, but not all are suitable for medical uses. Be sure that you’re taking only Passiflora incarnate, as other variations can be dangerous. Steep one teaspoon of leaves in a cup of boiling water for a soothing tea. Read about 5 other herbs that work to aid sleep.

4. Fight heartburn with herbs. Chamomile, licorice root and meadowsweet leaf can decrease the production of acid and calm the digestive track, while marshmallow root and slippery elm bark can help absorb the stomach acid. Try steeping one or two teaspoons of one of these  herbs to create a post-meal tea. Read about 6 natural ways to reduce heartburn.

5. Reduce high blood pressure with garlic. Among its many health benefits, recent studies have shown that garlic can also help significantly lower blood pressure. Selenium, a compound in garlic, is believed to prevent blood from clotting, helping it to move unhindered through blood vessels and stabilizing blood pressure. Get 8 natural tips to help reduce blood pressure.

6. Prevent acne with burdock root. Burdock root helps detox and purify the body. It also has hormone-balancing properties that make it useful for treating acne. Take 300 to 500 mg or 30 drops of tincture three times daily for eight weeks. Read about other ways to reduce acne naturally.

7. Boost immunity with oregano. Oregano can be used to cut back on the severity and duration of cold symptoms. Oregano’s healing power lies in oil derived from wild oregano plants, so don’t use the dried leaves used in cooking to treat ailments. Oil of oregano has been shown to treat infections and kill parasites, viruses, bacteria and even some fungi. Read about 4 other natural immune boosters

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5 years ago

Barb, I just placed an order from Puritan's Pride for organic decaffeinated green tea. I also bought some pet treats for Mandy. The tea is 100 tea bags to a package and I bought 2 packages, so I got 3 more free. That means I got 500 tea bags for $29.98. You can't beat that!! You can also buy 1 package and get 1 free (200 tea bags) for $14.99. It's really a good deal, considering that when you buy a package in the super market, you get 30 tea bags for about $5.00 for the organic herbal (decaffeinated) I love Puritan's Pride. (No, I don't represent the company. lol)

5 years ago

Lynn thank you I will look into this.  Sounds like an awesome deal!  Thanks. 

5 years ago

Barb, if you read my previous post where I mention drinking green tea, you'll see that I drink organic decaffeinated green tea. I buy it through my vitamin company called "Puritan's Pride". They ship all over the US, so I'm sure you can order from them. If you buy one package, you get one free and if you buy two packages, you get three more free so it winds up to be quite inexpensive. If you're interested, here's the link. Just register and take a look at what they have to offer.

5 years ago

Lynn I have to stay away from Caffine.  That is why I don't drink green tea, but there is green tea extract in a few of my supplements.   Awesome stuff.

5 years ago

I understand Lynn. I would not expect you to either.


I have Gastritis, Hiatal hernia and acid reflux.  It is too hard on my stomach.  I was hoping it would not be.  I can't get rid of some of this stuff going on with me though and need to try things out.  That is why I am going to try the Activate Immune Complex.


My ear ache dizziness came back today.  It's a stubborn one that's been going around.

5 years ago

Barb, I'm not trying any of the Melaleuca products that might effect my stomach. I had an ulcer and I still have gastritis (who doesn't?), so I'm steering clear of anything that might hurt my tummy.

I drink a cup or two of green tea every single day. I drink the organic decaffeinated green tea and I love it. I add a bit of stevia to sweeten it. Stevia comes from the stevia leaf and you only have to use a little bit because it's so naturally sweet.

5 years ago

Hi Christian.  Nice to meet you


Thanks for the video link.  I will check it out soon.  I totally believe in that our system is nothing but greed and has made me want to quit all of the drugs I have been taking for years.  I will do it slowly and safely.  That is why I take so many supplement and I am changing my diet also.  These will both help with the support of my dear sisters and brothers.


Lynn I am drinking the activate-C from Melaleuca and it's really helping get rid of this bug, plus the Melaleuca oil and Solumel I put into a pot of boiling water brought down to simmer to breath in the steam for a few days.  It's in my Melaleuca remedy book.  I also did a netty pot with saline crystals and a few drops of Melaleuca oil.  The activate-C is kind of hard on my tummy though so I am going to try a bottle of their  Acitivate Immune Complex.  I have not tried this and it might help my herpes also along with a good diet and vitamins I am working on.  I have not tried Activate Immune Complex yet.  I'd rather spend the money on this stuff than pharmacuitcal pills.  They are probably having negative effects on my body and maybe just as well I lost my insurance.  I will be able to afford all of my Melaleuca things I need more the more people I bring in.  That will help.  Oh and I am drinking my Melaleuca tea too.  It has great benefits to fight against viruses and kills bacteria.


Love your pretty tea cup and bird in sweater and scarf Cheryl!  Yes green tea is very good for you with so many benefits.

5 years ago

Transferring this from the Healthy Recipe thread:


Hi sisters (and brothers).

Sorry to hear you've been under the weather, Barb, and I'm happy to hear you are feeling better today. It's going to take some time for all the physical and emotional 'trauma' you've gone through for many months to wear off. Sometimes we don't realize how much these life changes affect our immune system.

I've been reading about GREEN TEA again and all the amazing benefits from killing cancer cells to promoting health to the immune system and so many other good things it does. I don't care for the taste all that much, but I've made up a cold green tea that isn't all that bad. After steeping several green tea bags, I add enough water to taste (people will differ on that). Sure, it's watered down, but several glasses of this a day must be healthy to some degree.    


Health Benefits of Green Tea

Experts explain green tea's potential benefits for everything from fighting cancer to helping your heart.
By Julie Edgar
WebMD Feature

It's difficult not to gush about green tea.

More than a decade's worth of research about green tea's health benefits -- particularly its potential to fight cancer and heart disease -- has been more than intriguing, as have limited studies about green tea's role in lowering cholesterol, burning fat, preventing diabetes and stroke, and staving off dementia.


5 years ago

You're right, Lynn; I've seen the pharmaceutical reps in my doctor's office waiting to hand over free samples to be given to patients. I have the feeling there is a 'blind' trust the doctors have -- they assume all has been checked and passed by the right authorities.

Doesn't it seem there are more people 'hooked' on painkillers these days than we ever heard of before? It all seems to start with a doctor prescribing them, then the patient ends up paying for them on the street. Where the h--- are they coming from?

In 2002 I was given Vioxx by my doctor for pain. I cannot remember how long I took it, but in June of 2003 I had a heart attack. Somewhere in there they were taken off the market because they caused heart attacks! I didn't remember this until about three years ago when I found some info. in my filing cabinet. All I can say is... "I wonder if..."

Right -it's money, money, money, for the drug companies and everyone seems to be on something. Many of these drugs do good things, but I agree that so many people are taking unneccessary medications.


5 years ago

Thank you Christian, for this informative video. As Cheryl said, the saddest and most shocking part is the fact that our soldiers are given so many drugs as shown by that young soldier. So many of our armed forces come out of service addicted to drugs!

I blame the pharmaceutical companies who push the drugs to the doctors, the doctors who arbitrarily write prescriptions for drugs to patients who might not need them, i.e. anti-depressants and anti-psychotic drugs that make the patient worse instead of better. Worse yet, are the children who are put on drugs because they're "acting up" when really they're just being children. All this in the name of money. It's disgusting and has to be changed!

5 years ago

Hi Christian. Good to see you.

Wow, this will be a powerful documentary. Near the end, where the young vet shows all the drugs he was given to take, is shocking. Shows who is making the money.

I hope we get to see all of the documentary. It will be good for many countries to think about what is happening in their own country as well.

Thanks, Christian. We'll have to keep our eyes open for this.


On a related note ...
5 years ago


ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare    

A feature length documentary by Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke


Our healthcare system is badly broken. Economists say that the cost of American healthcare is rising so rapidly that it could reach $4.5 trillion annually, roughly 20% of our gross domestic product, within ten years. We spend $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs thats as much as the rest of the world combined. About 65% of Americans are overweight. And that statistic ties into the big one: almost 75% of our healthcare costs are currently spent on preventable diseases that are the major causes of disability and death in our society.

So it is not surprising that healthcare is at the top of many Americans' concerns and at the center of an intense political firestorm in our nation's Capitol. But the current battle over cost and access does not ultimately address the root of the problem: we have a disease-care system, not a healthcare system.

ESCAPE FIRE examines the powerful forces trying to maintain the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring high-touch, low-cost, preventive methods of healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. ESCAPE FIRE follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. The film is about a way out, about saving the health of a nation.

Watch the trailer here:


5 years ago

I've just been reading a lot of things on that link and it's great information. I will go back in and read more. We'll have to watch for the videos she puts out on Wednesdays and Fridays. We all know veggies are good for us, but there's always new information as to "why" certain ones are better than others, etc.

I haven't read the Paula Deen post yet but hopefully will get there tonight. I can't believe she will continue cooking/baking the same way she has been -- then adding "deep fried" to them. Chances are pretty strong that she would NOT have diabetes type II if she was not eating the butter, cream, deep fried, etc. junk that she wants others to eat.

Thanks, Lynn!

5 years ago
#1 Anticancer Vegetable
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I’m so excited and honored to become a more active member of the Care2 community. I’m a physician, author, and researcher specializing in nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. One of my small contributions to the world (I also work at the Humane Society of the United States) is the creation of, the first nonprofit, non-commercial, science-based website to provide free daily video updates on the latest in nutrition research. It has hundreds of videos on more than a thousand topics, and I upload a new video every day!

Every Wednesday and Friday here at Care2 Healthy Living I’ll post one of my videos from and very much welcome your feedback, and will try to answer any ask-the-doctor type questions anyone may have. Given the release this month of the American Cancer Society’s new dietary guidelines calling for an “emphasis on plant foods,” I thought for today’s video pick (featured below) I’d feature a video that offers insight into which plant foods may be best. It covers a landmark study that pitted 34 common vegetables against 8 different lines of human cancer cells. Make sure to also check out the &ldquorequel” video Veggies vs. Cancer.


I am indebted to The Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation for their kind support in helping me launch to further their mission of educating the public on the pivotal role nutrition can play in disease prevention.

I hope everyone’s having a happy healthy new year!
Michael Greger, M.D.

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5 years ago

It didn't all fit so here is part of the article from the blog and a link to the full article.


What I Would Have Told Steve Jobs if I’d had the Chance
Written By: Lee - Jan• 15•12

Last September in Issue #113 I wrote about the tragic loss of Steve Jobs to pancreatic cancer. For the benefit of those who don’t know, Steve Jobs was a brilliant business leader whose products revolutionized our daily lives.

Just after that article, more information became available about what treatments Jobs had chosen. It turns out Jobs elected to try alternative instead of conventional treatments when he first learned he had cancer. But what alternative treatments did he try? And did he make the right decisions? Keep reading and see for yourself. . .

Details about his cancer came out in Steve Jobs, a biography written by a respected author, Walter Isaacson, who enjoyed Jobs’s full (or nearly full) cooperation. Isaacson not only interviewed Jobs for hours on end over a period of years, but he also interviewed just about everyone Jobs ever knew who was still alive to tell the tale. Plus he had a generous helping of “hanging out time” with Jobs and his family.


Click here to read the full article on the Cancer Defeated Blog.

5 years ago

Where Steve Jobs Went Wrong


from my Cancer Defeated newsletter


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What I Would Have Told Steve Jobs
if I'd had the Chance

Last September in Issue #113 I wrote about the tragic loss of Steve Jobs to pancreatic cancer. For the benefit of those who don't know, Steve Jobs was a brilliant business leader whose products revolutionized our daily lives.

Just after that article, more information became available about what treatments Jobs had chosen. It turns out Jobs elected to try alternative instead of conventional treatments when he first learned he had cancer. But what alternative treatments did he try? And did he make the right decisions? Keep reading and see for yourself. . .

Continued below. . .

A U.S. President refused America's
outdated cancer treatments —
Here's where he went instead

Americans would be shocked if they knew that President Reagan, while still in the White House, turned his back on American cancer treatments. He secretly sneaked off to a German clinic — and lived another 19 years.

Why? Because German cancer doctors are better — thanks to breakthrough treatments that are labeled "quackery" in the U.S. (maybe because they cost a fraction of American treatments, so there's not much profit for the cancer industry).

Suzanne Somers, Cher, William Holden and Anthony Quinn are among the celebrities who have gone to clinics you'll discover in the first guide to German cancer doctors and treatments ever published in English. Click here to learn more!

Take a nap and wake up free of cancer

Germany's top cancer doctors literally cook cancer out of your body while you nap, and you wake up pain-free! This high-tech breakthrough is banned in America, but German doctors have used it successfully on thousands of patients from all over the world — including patients American doctors gave up on.

America's cancer industry ignores the latest science and goes on pushing failed therapies that cost ten times as much. It's a fact: the hellish cancer treatments Americans take for granted are now obsolete (and that's being generous — they were never any good.) Click here and see for yourself in our guide to German cancer clinics.

Details about his cancer came out in Steve Jobs, a biography written by a respected author, Walter Isaacson, who enjoyed Jobs's full (or nearly full) cooperation. Isaacson not only interviewed Jobs for hours on end over a period of years, but he also interviewed just about everyone Jobs ever knew who was still alive to tell the tale. Plus he had a generous helping of "hanging out time" with Jobs and his family.

Naturally the book's revelations led the press to crow that "alternative cancer treatments don't work" and Jobs was killed by quackery. A number of concerned readers wrote me to ask what I think.

So let's take a look. It's a fascinating story filled with lessons for anyone who's diagnosed with cancer. As you'll see, the truth is a surprise — and very different from what the press reported AND what I thought when I first wrote about Jobs in September.

Actually, very few of the

5 years ago

Lynn that's awesome.  Thank you for telling me in this thread about what you are using!  Which shampoo are you using, the original, Sei Bella or Affinia?  I love their toothpaste and mouthwash.  They just came out with a toothpaste for sensative teeth.  I has some of their make up.  It's really nice, but I don't wear it much and it's getting old.  I have had it for over a year.  I have some mascara, shadow, lipstick, blush, the make ups brushes.  I bought them over a couple of years.  I also have body satin facial scrub and toner for my face that I use every day.  It was so reasonably priced.  I am really glad that Mandy's coat is getting silkier from the doggie treats Lynn!  That is wonderful


Love and big hugs

5 years ago

Barb, I'm using Melaleuca's shampoo, night time face cream, day time facial lotion, toothpaste, and I bought a lipstick from them, also. It's a little darker than I anticipated but I still wear it. I also use their deodorant which I like a lot. So far, I'm very pleased with all the products I've gotten from them.... even some doggie treats for Mandy which has made her coat even silkier than it was!

5 years ago

Just wanted to let you know that Melaleuca has safe cosmetics also.  They are toxic free.

5 years ago

Just want to let you all know that you can join Melaleuca for $1 with a 35 point product order from now through January 18, 2011.  Just switch stores and buy non-toxic household and personal products instead of toxic products found in the grocery store and drug store. Replace your old unsafe products with safer and better products. Feel safe shopping here.


If you  haven't seen the slide show about their store, please view it hear.





Please let me know if you are interesed and I will enroll you.


Have a wonderful day!





5 years ago

We as consumers have a right to know how the food we buy is produced. Yet the FDA's current policy does not provide us with the ability to make informed consumer choices about genetically engineered foods.

It's estimated that a jaw-dropping 2/3 of processed foods contain genetically engineered ingredients. Plus over 80% of corn and soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically engineered. Not to mention that the majority of the livestock we consume have been raised on genetically engineered grains. But you'd never know by looking at food labels.

You stood up for our right to know by submitting a comment to the FDA demanding that genetically engineered foods be labeled. But there are so many others who haven't heard anything about the reasons to label genetically engineered foods. That's where you come in.

Will you tell your friends, family, and colleagues why genetically engineered foods should be labeled and ask them to join you in contacting the FDA? Click here to send them a message!

You're not alone in your support of this issue. Not only have over hundreds of thousands of people already contacted the FDA, but a recent study shows that 93% of Americans support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.

We need to let the FDA know how much public support there is for this issue. It's our job to show them how many of us care about labeling genetically engineered foods. That's why it's so important to tell friends and family about this issue and the need for labeling. Can we count on you to spread the word?

Please, send a message to your family and friends with just a few clicks and help us meet our goal of 5,000 new comments in the next 5 days.

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5 years ago


OLIVE OIL - I'm so happy to hear all that, Mongi! That's the only oil I use and you're right -- the Italian and Greek people don't get some of the diseases people in other countries do because they eat so much of it – it’s on something they eat every day, so I read. I didn't know about it leaving the body so quickly - good news! I chart my calories, fat, carbs, cholesterol, etc. every day on LIVESTRONG.COM and I'm always conscious of calories in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. So, I'm happy with that news. That's funny how you "would steal" some to sell to local grocer. LOL A budding young entrepreneur!!

Barb, that's stunning news about soy and tofu - but is it soya, as Mongi is suggesting? I have been thinking of trying it again (didn’t like it when I tried it before) with new recipes. I guess I’ll put that on hold for now.

Lynn, the link about Dairy products isn't there anymore. You'll have to tell me about it. I don't drink much but use skim milk for cereal, and 2% for coffee and tea. I thank you for the reminder about cinnamon. I was using it frequently for the LDL factor a while ago but have slacked off. Sooooo, I need to get more!

I WISH THEY HAD DONE MORE TESTS ON CARE PRODUCTS BEFORE PUTTING THEM ON THE MARKET! I think consumers just assume that these products have been tested for safety. I wonder how many women have gotten breast cancer from BPA, etc. Some people may be more susceptible than others for some reason. What a lot of crap they put in products that we need every day -- and the cosmetic industry is “slightly” more than RICH because women will buy make-up and hair products by the buckets. I am DELIGHTED to hear that many companies are responding to the consumer-call for natural products, but I wish they'd get their butts in gear!

Thanks Barb, Mongi, and Lynn for really interesting info. and comments.


5 years ago

7 Ingredients to Ban From Your Bathroom

  • January 1, 2012

7 Ingredients to Ban From Your Bathroom



  • From Experience Life Magazine

    The following ingredients usually appear in the products we use daily — shampoo, sunscreen and the like — and general scientific consensus concludes that they’re best avoided:

    Parabens are a synthetic preservative and antimicrobial agent commonly found in personal-care products with high water content: shampoo, conditioner, lotion, cleansers and body wash. They also turn up in solid products like deodorant. They appear as methyl-, ethyl-, butyl- or propylparaben. Studies have found that parabens mimic estrogen in the body and disrupt normal hormone function, and they have been found in breast-tumor biopsies.

    Related: Parabens: Easy Greening

    Growing awareness about parabens has inspired a number of manufacturers to banish them in favor of safer preservatives, while some have simply accepted a shorter shelf life as the price of doing healthy business. You can often find personal-care products labeled &ldquoaraben free,” which will save you a little squinting in the product aisle. Signers of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics have committed to avoiding their use; you can find the list of these companies at

    Click through to end for text-only printable version

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Harvard Declares Dairy NOT Part of Healthy Diet
5 years ago
living green
5 years ago

Barbara and everyone,

you´re speaking of soya, Barbara, well soya drinks are delicious, but in form of grains, frankly I can´t " stick " the stuff to put it this way. I didn´t know much 15 or 20 years ago, so I tried soya soaking it over night, but soon erased it from my diet...

I just skimmed the post on olive oil somewhere above here, very interesting...let me add this, olive oil is a cholesterol scavenger, it also goes through the body ( verbatim from a great book that fell onto my plate, written by a bunch of doctors-professors ) therefore it goes through the body searching for calcium that it hauls there where it is needed, and even massages the shinbone )

a few years ago I saw a TV broadcast on the second channel, is no fairy tale, but there were 8 panelists, all experts in olive oil, they said, olive oil is --the only fat-- that´s so easily digested and soon leaves the body after 2 to 4 hours, through the pores among others hence you don´t put on weight from olive oil (ask the Italians and the Greek), it is also the only fat among all fats that you can use eight times to fry your fish or vegetables without it becoming harmful --well, no one will use it 8 times, but they said it to underline how nutritious...

We had an olive grove and enough olive oil for the whole year, so I grew up with it, but unbelievable what my mother used it for...-lol- I would " steal " some and sell it to the neighbour grocer for some pocket money. Both fruit and oil were like could go to any grocer and get good money no matter the quantity...shame, am digressing...

5 years ago

I need to type this one in for you.


Estrogen found in soy stimulates human breast-cancer cells in mice.  Three studies from the University of Illinois, Nov. 1, 2001.


Scientists have known since 1993 that soy causes DNA damage and chromosome fragmentation.


I changed my diet to a raw diet of sunflower seeds, almonds (they didn't have raw almonds) Raw almond butter, dates, coconut, carob, avocados, raw veggies and fruit and I get organic if I can.  I eat organic black beans and brown rice.  I try to get organic food if I can.  Organic cereal. I bought coconut milk, rice milk.  I think coconut milk is better for you. Probably not as processed.  I will not buy anymore rice milk.  I found allot of these foods at the Fred Meyer Health Food Center.  I saw coconut icecream too.  I need to try that sometime.  Sounds good!


I was searching the Internet for fermented soy and tofu.  I found fermented soy on Eden Foods.


I am already starting to feel better just within a few days.


I felt really terrible last weekend.



5 years ago

Hello Sisters and Brothers.


I just wanted to let you know that Tofu and Soy are very bad for you unless you eat fermented tofu and soy.


I got this special report when I bought the book The 31-Day Home Cancer Cure.


I have been eating tofu and soy for probably not sure but 5 years maybe more.  I have not been feeling as good as I could be with the herpes outbreaks. 


I just changed my diet after reading about how bad soy and tofu are for a person.  It is so overly processed and made in aluminum tanks.  Soy also blocks absorption, denying your body the health building tools it needs.  Soy has extremely high phytate levels.  They high phytate levels can only be reduced with long periods of fermentation.  Every plant has anti-nutrient properties, but the soybean plant is especially rich in these chemicals.Only fermentation will remove these bad chemicals from the plant.  So soybeans are one of the worst foods you can eat!


There is more.  The big companies aren't going to tell you soy and tofue are bad for you.


Don't eat soy and tofu unless fermented.

6 years ago

Yes Cheryl both birds want to try what I am eating all of the time.  I always eat my meals with them unless I am going out or have my sister in the living room for pizza.  I can't eat that anymore though because my stomach is acting up.  I have acid reflux, a hiatal hernia (stomach pokes through diaphram and gastritis).  I will have to wait a while before I can eat pizza again.


Birds have very good vision Cheryl!  In the wild they need to be able to see well from the sky!  You are right about your fella's site.  They have very acute hearing also.  My birds can hear the wild birds outside too well.  And the curtains are shut!  They get all upset and fly in circles like they  are guarding the room from preditors and they are on the look out.  I also read that birds have very sensitive feet and can pick up vibrations we don't feel.


We are trying to get the rich to pay their fair share of taxes.  They got a tax break during the Bush administration and that has helped everything get all out of wack.  Rich getting richer.  Poor getting poorer.


Thanks for your prayers Cheryl

6 years ago

Hi there Barb!  That's funny about your Beenie wanting to eat what you eat. Our fella perks right up when we come into the room eating something. Then he lets out a big CHIRP and doesn't stop until we give him something. I swear he's got an eagle eye!

I love hearing about the "Occupy" groups that are still going - and peaceful. We have them quite active here. They were kicked out of the tent city they built but two people died there, which is really unfortunate as they were only visiting others there, but they were taking drugs and over-dosed. There are some really intelligent, motivated, and peaceful people demonstrating and I admire them so much.

Every time I hear about what some of the top dogs in the government "earn" it's no wonder everyone's taxes get raised! Yes, there sure is a lot of greed. When one is living in the world they are, they just don't see "the little people."

I'll put the health care on my prayer list, Barb. EVERY person should have the right to the best of care, not just the rich.


6 years ago

Hi Cheryl it's ok.  You have been busy, but I wasn't sure if you missed these posts or what.  Thanks for letting me know.


I hope your grumpy boy will like the birdie bread.  Yes I have one very picky eater.  That's Baby!  Beenie eats almost a little of everything I eat.  Unless it's not safe for them.  I don't eat chocolate in front of them or avacodo, onions, etc.


No thank God I don't get Chemo or need it.  But if I got cancer I would never want Chemo.


I have been reading about our government and it's all based on greed.  It's not President Obama.  It is the Republicans and big corporations that are so greedy they do not want to help anyone underprivialged or anyone at all unless they are a large, rich corporation.  They are trying to completely take over the United States.  But many people do not want this.  That is what Occupy Wallstreet is about.  The big greedy people do not care about anyone but themselves unfortunately.  They have been blocking the healthcare and anything good that President Obama has been trying to put through.


If you don't have the money, you don't get care.  There might be some underground places I don't know about that would help people with no insurance.


So prayers and positive energy are greatly needed to stop them.

6 years ago

Hi Barb, Love. I am so sorry that I missed your post 3 weeks ago!! And Ariel's, too!!

What a lot of awesome information. First, I want to try your recipe for the birdie bread. I think my fella would love it. As far as the emotions go, I have one cranky old man on my hands (around 22 years old). Everything has to be his way, but we get some real laughs from him.

Barb -- did you say you had chemo, or had to have chemo?

$600.00!!!! I am astounded! I don't understand American health care at all. I pay around $35.00 a month, and it doesn't matter what operation or treatment I may need it's paid for. If someone walked into a hospital and had no insurance at all they would be treated. No one gets left out, street people and all. If they are on welfare, they are automatically covered. But if they are homeless and prefer to be homeless and not get welfare, they would still be treated. So, Barb, Love, just what do you do? Someone could be left with a bill of hundreds of thousands of dollars if they need an operation?

I am being called for dinner (my son is like a chef) so I will go back and read more on what you posted and look at the video. VERY INTERESTING.

And Ariel, that Manuka Honey sounds VERY INTERESTING as well. What is "Manuka" -- I can look it up hopefully. I've never heard of it so I'll learn some more new things today.




6 years ago

Dear sisters I am really trying to help and not trying to offend anyone.  I hope you will look at this information.  I feel that it can be very helpful.  I want to give everyone a chance to feel better if possible.


Love and big hugs.



6 years ago

To anyone who needs an immune system booster I recommend the Vitality from Melaleuca and their 50+ supplements.


For years I have felt terrible if I do not take any supplementation and I feel so much better when I take the Vitality and 50 + supplements from Melaleuca.


I do take one other supplement from Mannatech for my endochrine system because it helps me feel less depressed and have more energy into my limbs. 


I do well just with the Melaleuca but sometimes like lately had to ad the Plus from Mannatech and also I take Protandim helps my mood also.  My friend Cindy Forrester distributes Protandim.


I take allot of supplementation.  I have taken medication all my life since I was 16 years old and I think I had a reaction to the pneomonia vaccine when I was a little girl.  I think that the supplements are better.  I have cut way down on my antidepressents, but may have encountered new health problems with them and the antivirals.


The diet in the 31-Day Cure for Cancer book might help my herpes.  Something to do with changing your body from acidic to alkaline.  I think this is it and cancer and herpes live in an acidic environment if I am remembering correctly.


If anyone is interested in reading about the Vitality from Melaleuca go here to read the slide show:


Passcode or password:   Melaleuca


Have a great day!






Need to go help clean Mom's house today with sister and nieces to get it ready to sell.

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6 years ago


If a doctor told you the important information that’s in this video, he’d lose his license and might even go to jail. Ty isn’t a doctor and he doesn’t have that problem. He's free to tell you the truth.

     He also doesn’t sell the treatments or make money off of them – unlike establishment doctors who will bill you as much as $850,000 for chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. After they’ve taken your money, you’re almost sure to die anyway -- because only two out of 100 cancer patients survive once the cancer has spread from where it first started.

     That's why it makes sense to at least consider the proven alternatives Ty has uncovered. I'm not asking you to believe it yet – first take a look at the proof.

     The 31-Day Home Cancer Cure costs so little that just about anybody can afford it – even uninsured patients on Medicaid. No wonder the cancer industry hates it!

     The 31-Day Home Cancer Cure could save you or a loved one from dying an early death from cancer. There IS a better way to beat cancer than suffering through the misery of chemo and radiation. But I want YOU to decide if this is on the level. . .if this amazing treatment plan can save you the way it saved the four people at the top of this page. Click here and see the video!

     As you’ll find out, it really is amazing how many doctors have been forced to eat crow after their “incurable” and “terminal” patients used the 31-Day Home Cancer Cure!

Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher




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6 years ago



Hi Lynn, Cheryl and Mary.


I was thinking of the people that have to get cemo therapy and Alicia plus myself.  I never want to get cancer.  And I just bought this alternative book with cleansing and diet to get rid of cancer and fight cancer.


I am going to lose my health insurance because I am getting an inheritance which will be too much money for the basic health.  But the money I am getting I need to make last a very long time so I would not be able to afford the $600 a month for health insurance.


So ladies please consider this.  Please go listen to the video.  I am not getting any money for this if you decide to buy the book.


I also totally belive that this could help anyone who is sick.



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     Ty knows exactly what’s it’s like to go through that, because he lost seven close family members to cancer, including his mom and dad. When his mother passed away, it was the last straw. He set out to find a way to beat cancer. He invested 7 years in learning about the treatments that really work. And now he wants to share what he learned with you in this free video.

     If a doctor told you the important information that’s in this video, he’d lose his license and might even go to jail. Ty isn’t a doctor and he doesn’t have that problem. He's free to tell you the tr</
6 years ago

Yes our little birds friends look different but we are all basically the same.  We work the same way in many ways.   So Flax Seed Oil and Olive oil are very good for birds!  But they cannot eat chocolate or avacodo.  Birds are very sensitive and fragile.  But they do have the emotions of a 2 year old child and the intelligence of a 5 year old in some cases with the African Grey.  My birds act like toddlers lol.

6 years ago

Cheryl don't worry about missing my show last week.  I was real late and had technical difficulty when trying to post a link or copy and paste anything with my camera on.  I will be doing this show all of the time so don't worry.  You do not need skype.  All you do is log in and it's there.  You might need to ad adobe flash player if you do not have it.  That's all.  It will tell you if you need it - the computer that is.    It is very simple Cheryl.  Things keep getting simpler all the time.


Lynn and Cheryl yes my avian veterianarian gave me the flax seed oil and olive oil recipe for my birds and he recommended birdie bread in a package.  It's expensive so I bake it.  I do not eat wheat and use spelt flour because I get rashes from wheat.  I just use 2 1/4 cups of flour, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 and a half cups water, 2 teaspoons of baking powder - the aluminum free kind 1/4 teaspoon of salt and oil a glass cake pan. Mix dry ingredients thoroughly then add them to oil and water mixture.  Then add flour mixture to water and oil mixture, stir only enough to mix it all.  Over stirring will make it tough lol. Bake at 425 degrees for 17 minutes.  You can use wheat flour too, but please use whole wheat.  White flour is processed and not healthy.


Ariel I never had Manuka honey.  Please let me know how good it is.  Sounds wonderful.


Lynn I will post my tofu recipes soon. 


Manuka Honey
6 years ago

I was told that Manuka Honey, which originates from New Zealand, has incredible health properties.  It treats ulcers, it kills bacteria, all types, even the MRSA bacteria, the Western World does not have an antibiotuic that can kill MRSA.


My friend uses it every day and I want to start using it.  My friend studied biochemistry, he is an EMT and studied to get into medical school.  Has anyone else tried it or heard of it?

6 years ago

Very interesting article about BPA.


6 Thanksgiving Staples That Contain BPA

I have been commissioned by my mother to order the Thanksgiving turkey, a task that I, a vegetarian since I was 13 years old — and, therefore, a non-eater of turkey for almost 30 years — performed rather pathetically at the grocery store earlier today. The rest of the Thanksgiving meal shopping for our household still has to be done, but there are some staples to avoid as they test positive for BPA.

The Breast Cancer Fund tested a number of canned Thanksgiving staples and found some disquieting results:

For half of the products tested, a single 120-gram serving of the food contains enough BPA to show adverse health impacts in lab studies. Have some pumpkin pie after your green bean casserole and gravy, and the amount of BPA delivered to each holiday diner adds up to a concerning chemical dose.

BPA levels in the canned foods we tested were all over the map, even among cans of the same product made by the same company.

What follows are the seven canned Thanksgiving staples that the Breast Cancer Fund tested for BPA and a suggestion for a healthy alternative. The seventh item was not found to have BPA, though the company that makes it said that it does use BPA in the cans.

This post was modified from its original form on 19 Nov, 18:22
6 years ago

Oh no! I didn't come on to Care2 yesterday and that means I missed your show, Barb!! But don't I need skype? I had it set up once and then moved computer and didn't put it back. I used it once when my son moved up country. I would love to see it!

I didn't know about the olive oil/flax seed oil recipe for our birds. What is birdie bread? Sounds like you are a very healthy eater, Barb. I use heart-healthy olive oil too. (Because I've had a heart attack, I do everything I can to take care of it). Got rid of other artery-clogging oils a long time ago. We just didn't have the information about these things years ago. I don't understand how Paula Deen is still living with all the butter she cooks with and eats! lol

Lynn, I love fish, too. Again, it's a heart-healthy thing to eat. And if it's mentioned in the Bible then it's gotta be okay! After all, most of the disciples were fishermen. I always look on the package to make sure it says "Pacific Wild...) and if that's not there, there's a good chance it's farmed fish - at least that's how it is here. I just get the pink salmon because the other salmon is so expensive, but it's got all the same nutrients as far as I know. Your salad dressing is one of the best you can use!

I'm really watching out for anything canned made in China or Thailand. I've seen some pictures of where the shrimp or whatever is farmed and it was sludge water.


This post was modified from its original form on 19 Nov, 15:44
6 years ago

Barb, sounds as if you eat a very healthy diet. I eat those exact same things that you mentioned, but I do eat fish. I love fish and now I don't know what kind of fish to buy because of that disturbing article.

I too, use olive oil in all my cooking. It's interesting that you give your birds flax seed oil and olive oil. I guess it's healthy for birds, too. I know how healthy it is for humans. I use a combination of olive oil and balsamic vinegar on my salads. Much better than any bottled salad dressing.

Any really good tofu recipes?

6 years ago

Lynn I use olive oil in all my cooking and even for my birds.  They avian vet told me to mix one part flax seed oil to 4 parts olive oil and put on birdie bread daily.  It's an essential oil for them.


I will signed petition to put lables on food of genetically engineered food.


I don't eat fish.  I eat tofu, peanut butter, almond butter, cottage cheese!  LOL.

6 years ago

Please let me know if you want to join by contacting me here, on skype: barbdel or by my email:  Put " I want to join Melaleuca" in the subject line.  I need to sign you up.  It is all done by internet.  I need to do a live sign up.


Thank you.

6 years ago

Hello Lynn, Cherly, Mary and Les.


I am having my show again today at 3pm EAST about toxic products in the home.


Just click on this link, put in your name and sign in.  No password necesarry.


If you would like an alternative store to shop at for safer products please let me know.


You can join for $1 with a 35 product point order the rest of the  month of November. 


Here is the Melaleuca slide show link to view about their store.


Passcode or password is:




Have a wonderful day!


Keep toxins out of your life.


Take care of your body.



6 years ago

done Lynn   thanks 

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6 years ago
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Dear Lynn,

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6 years ago

I bet even the owners of fish farms don't eat their fish! We sure do have to watch everything we eat because it seems the government agencies that used to be our watch-dogs aren't in existence anymore.

Can't help laughing at the and

6 years ago

thanks girls that fish article is scarey isnt it? but the news about composting is good .Farmed is pure poison everything we eat has to watched so  carefully thanks for your vigilence

6 years ago

I love fish and always thought that the Atlantic Wild Salmon was healthy to eat. Now, all I can say to this disgusting news is  

6 years ago

ssSickening!! I am shocked at how polluted anything on the Atlantic coast sounds to be. FARMED FISH are bad news! And those "engineered" ones -- I wouldn't eat those, for sure. In addition, the "engineered" ones wouldn't have to be labeled as such? I really hope the people rise up against that.

Thanks, Lynn. Very important information.


Fish no-no's
6 years ago

Fish you shouldn't eat. This is very informative and I'm glad I saw the article. Take a look.

6 years ago

What a cute little cat, Mary!

I'm posting the link to this topic (thread) here so it can be found again:

75 Things You Can Compost, But Thought You Couldn't!

Read more about gardening in our Organic Gardening feature.

More on Composting and Gardening:
How to Go Green: Gardening
Chickens Turn My Compost
Compost Stink? Add Cardboard
No Compost Required: How to Instantly Fertilize Plants with These 3 Kitchen Scraps
Buy Green: Outdoor Composters

and much more!

6 years ago

Great article Lynn e zipper thing works i used it on my raincoat thanks sis

6 years ago

Good article, Lynn. The Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the best for using with salads, etc. I read that in Greece, where heart problems are low, most people have about 2 tbsp a day -- at least 1 tbsp with some sort of food.

I never thought of doing the zipper on my boots. I have a pair of boots that are going to be olive oiled this winter!

Thank you!

10 Unusual Uses for Olive Oil
6 years ago

  10 Unusual Uses for Olive Oil Olive oil is a “healthy fat” and in moderation can help reduce your risk for all sorts of ailments, like heart disease and high blood pres... posted by Becky Striepe 

6 years ago

Before I forget I need to tell everyone that Melaleuca is having a $1 special from November 1-15, 2011.  Sign up for $1 instead of $29 and purchase a 35 point product order (in order to qualify for the $1 sign up fee.) on the things you already have in your home.  These products are much safer and non toxic.


By taking better care of ourselves and home we are taking better care of Mother Earth and all of her precious inhabitants.


Here is the link to the slide show again.





I think that Melaleuca is so valuable and wonderful to have been spending 26 years helping us become toxic free and healthy.  We help the trees, birds, animals and fish by living toxic free also.


6 years ago

Cold Sores


Very painful, clear, fluid-filled eruptions on the border of the mouth form hard, oozing scabs resulting from an infection of either the herpes simplex or herpes facialis virus.  Once thought to be more common in infants and children, adults are becoming more susceptible.  The infection makes chewing difficult and may impede the appetite. Mild damage associated with exposure to the sun, stress, abrasions from  a toothbrush, bad allergies to certain foods, the onset of menstration, or any dissease that produces a fever or increases metabolic rage may produce a lesion.  As a rule, the symptoms generally go away after 7 to 10 days.  Dehydration and secondary infections give reason for concern.  Those having secondary health problems where intake of food and liquid are essential (such as seniors, very young children, diabetics, or those with low blood sugar) need to be particularly careful that their cold sores don't interfere with any other medical problems they may be experiencing.


Since cold sores are a virus they don't respond to antibiotics.  Modern medicine appears sometimes to be at loss as to how to "fix"the problem.  Maybe that is one reason treatment will too often be centered on alleviating pain and preventing the spread of other infections rather than seeking the source of the problem and eliminating it.  See the section on Canker Sores in this book.


Since the virus feeds on an excessive intake of the amino acid arginine, diets avoiding citrus fruit and nuts should be followed.  Supplementation with amino acid L-Lysine, found in most health food stroes, is advised to stop the early spread of the infection.



The Melaleuca Wellness Guide

by RM Barry

This post was modified from its original form on 31 Oct, 16:10
6 years ago

Chemotherapy (Continued)


During chemo, mouth sores are common, and there is a potential for gum infection.  Try the Classic Tooth Polish because it  has Melaleuca oil.  The Breath-Away Mouth Rinse is also very helpful.  Use Sun Shades Lip Balm for cold sores in the corner of the mouth.  It even works under lipstick.  See the section on "Cold Sores" in the book.  T36-C5 used on t he incision area following surgery seems to help with the deep aching.


Taking Luminex would be a good idea, as some depression during this sort of treatment is very common.  If the cancer is breast cancer, especially estrogen-dependent breast cancer, estrogen cannot be used, but Estr-Aval is excellent.  Depending on the age of the patient (if it is a woman), menopausal symptoms come on immeditaely, because the chemo knocks out the estrogen production, resulting in instant menopause with severe symptoms.  Estr-Aval is excellent in the case.


Us Renew Intensive Skin Therapy and the Moisturizing Hand Creme on your hands regularly when taking chemo. It may help with fingernail loss.  Be sure to convert your home to the safer Melaleuca products.  Having an environment without harmful products can help to prevent recurrent bouts of pneumonia and asthma, which can follow radiation damage to the lungs.


The Melaleuca Wellness Guide

by RM Barry

This post was modified from its original form on 31 Oct, 15:55
6 years ago

Lynn I wanted to post this one from the Melaleuca Wellness Guide for ChemoTherapy and for Alicia and Les's Mom too if she gets Chemo.




Chemotherapy is the use of chemical agents in the treatment or control of disease or mental illness.


Chemotherapy and the accompanying treatments can frequently leave you with little or no energy.  It has been suggested that cancer patients may find that after only a few weeks of the Vitality Pack, CellWise, and ProVex-Plus, their energy will "zoom through the roof."  Nutrition is important, so the Vitality Pack with Oligofructose Complex and CellWise is excellent.  Provex-Plus and ProvexCV both contain gingko biloba, which is a mild blood thinner, and should not be used during chemo due to lowering of platelet count and potential for bleeding.  After chemo, once the platelet count is back to normal, ProvexCV and Provex-Plus are helpful.  If you get to the point where swallowing pills becomes a challenge, you might consider crushing them in your juice or Attain in order to dontinue the level of nutrition.


When eating becomes challenging, try Attain.  Some find it easier to tolerate when enduring chemo, and it has an excellent flavor.  You might try freezing it, as it sometimes it is easier to take things by mouth if they are frozen.  Sustain Sport will also help with energy during periods of nausea.

This post was modified from its original form on 31 Oct, 15:42
6 years ago

Cheryl my shows are going well.  It is getting easier for me to talk every week.  I am working on my self esteem, also   Marilyn does a self esteem class every week.


6 years ago

Hi Lynn and Cheryl I am sorry I haven't been here allot.  I have been packing and bring stuff over to my new apartment and doing some major packing right now.  I am moving in a few days the major move.  I am getting exhausted.  It's caotic here.  So please accept my apologies.


Thank you so much Lynn and Cheryl.  I didn't realize I don't have a picture of myself here.  I need to put it up!


I will be doing my show every Friday at 6pm EAST or 3 pm Pacific.  Cheryl all you do is click on this link

for my show put your name and log in.  No password needed!  You can come any Friday at 6pm EAST or 3PM Pacific.


I might not be doing my show Friday due to moving but will continue to do it every Friday.


Lynn thank you so  much for coming again.


I hope I don't miss this Friday.


6 years ago

ddCONGRATULATIONS, BARB! That was so terrific, Lynn, that you got into the conversation and saw our Barbara!

Barb, I would love to get in on the show and hear/see you but I don't know how to do it - get there I mean.

Can you show me what to do?

I - like all our sisters here - am so proud of you! xx 

6 years ago

HI Lynn Thank you so much for coming to my show!  I was so happy to have you there.  I will be doing them every Friday, unless I am moving next Friday.


Cheryl thanks!  This is my 2nd show.  I will be doing them every Friday unless I am moving next Friday.  You are welcome to come if you feel up to it and have time.


Love and big hugs

6 years ago

Cheryl, I watched Barb's show and was so impressed. I'm so proud of her!! Where is she, by the way? I was able to get into the conversation towards the end and tell her what a great job she did, but I'd like to see her on here. Now I can put a face to the name. She was so informative and looked so comfortable doing it. Bravo to her!!!! My hat's off to her.    Barb,

6 years ago

P.S. It's good to look back on this thread and see all the posts. I've done that on many threads and we often post little personal messages in between the topics. It's very homey, I must say! I need to post more on here. I read so many things that could be informative on this topic. 


6 years ago

Hi Barb. Thanks for the suggestion -- I have gone into the settings and clicked on "never achive". I didn't know I could do that. There are a number of other threads that I'm going to do the same with. We may not use them every day, but it's nice to have the reminder there in case we do want to post something.

WOW... good for you, Barb! By now you will have done the show SO - HOW DID IT GO? I wish I could have heard it.

I am so proud of you!! *


6 years ago

Cheryl you need to go into the settings for this thread and click on the button never to archive it.  Or it will do that all the time. 


Thanks for reactivating it for me



Hi everyone I want to let you know that I have a show on Friday at 6pm EAST talking about toxic products on this link:



6 years ago

I don't understand why this went into archives and had to be re-activated when there are older threads that don't get archived.

Anyway, here it is, Barb.

This post was modified from its original form on 21 Oct, 20:53
6 years ago

You may want to know where can you find these products that are not tainted with toxins.  Read this slide show for more info.




6 years ago

Toxic Chemicals


Ingestion is taking it in through the mouth. 


There are nearly 1.5 million accidental ingestions of poisons reported to the US poison control centers a year.  The majority of the victims are under the age of twelve and have swallowed a cleaning or personal care product. (23)  It is amazing how many deadly chemicals are stored under sinks, or on batheroom counters and bathtubs within easy reach of young children.


Inhalation or breathing in toxins.


Poisoning by inhalation is more common and can be much more harmful than ingestion.  When something harmful is swallowed the stomach actually begins breaking down and neutralizingthe poison before it is absorbed into the blood stream.


Many products give off toxic vapors which can irritate your eyes, nose, throat and lungs, and give you headaches, muscle aches, and sinus infections.  This process of releasing vapors into the air is called outgassing.  Ourgassing occurs even when a chemical is tightly sealed in its container.  If you doubt this, simply walk down the cleaning aisle at your local grocery store and notice how strongly it smells of toxic vapors even though all the containers are sealled tight.


Absorption it taken through the skin believe or not.


One square centimeter of your skin , an area less than the size of a dime, contains 2 million cells, four yards of nerves, one yard of blood vessels, and one hundred sweat glands.(24)  We've all heard the ads for nicotine patches and analgesic creams.  These medicines work by being absorbed into the bloodstream throught the skin.  Even some heart medicines aer administered throught transdermal (through the skin) patches.


Any chemical that touches the skin can be absorbed and spread throughout the body.  A child can pick up toxins by crawling across a kitchen floor that has been cleaned by toxic residues.


Taken from The Melaleuca Wellness Guide by RM Barry.




[(23) The National Safe Kids Campain, Poisoning]

[(24) Nancy Sokol Green, Poisoning Our Children (The Noble Press, 1991)

This post was modified from its original form on 03 Sep, 14:28
6 years ago

Toxic Chemicals and the Human Body.  Your body is a very complex, very fragile system of chemical reactions and electrical impulses. When you consider a singel cell breaths, uses energy, and releases waste much like your whole body does, you can begin to understand how even small amounts of harmful chemicals can affect the performance of the body's processes.  Chemicals enter the human body in three ways: ingestion, inhalation, and absorption.



Taken from The Melaleuca Wellness Guide by RM Barry

6 years ago

It took me 2 days to recover from my Mt. Rainier Trip and get caught up on my work.  lol.  I have been so tired.  I haven't been on a day trip for a long time.  I wish I could go back up there and hike.  My sister doesn't feel up to it.


Just a reminder that there are 3 days left where I can sign you up for half price at Melaleuca.  Get started using non toxic products to clean your home and for use on your body.  Be free of carcinogens. Carcinogens are cancer causing agents that are in almost all of the grocery store and drug store products.


Melaleuca for $14.50 instead of $29.00 until August 31, 2011.


Keep your home and body toxin free and switch your store to a store that cares about you.  Keep you, your family, birds and Mother Earth safe from poison.


Please view my slide show here for more info:






This post was modified from its original form on 29 Aug, 13:40
6 years ago

Ok thank you Cheryl!


6 years ago

Barb, your gorgeous pics have been transferred to the "Favorite Photos" thread.

6 years ago

Hi Barb, Mary, Lynn and all! It must be today that you are going to Mt. Ranier, Barb... looks gorgeous! I can almost smell the fresh air just by looking at the pictures. I know you'll have a terrific time and hope you'll come back here to tell us all about it. I love mountains and feel very strange when I can't see them (if I'm in a different Province like the prairies). Subconsciously, I think many of us feel embraced and protected from them as no matter which way (almost) we look, we can see them. Beautiful Mt. Baker is on the American side but it looks like it's on the Canadian side too. I used to lay on the beach in the sweltering heat when I was a teen and we'd get cooled off by looking at Mt. Baker, which seemed only a few miles away.  

The heart attack was frightening, Lynn. I had absolutely no pain (ONE OF THE SIGNS WE WOMEN MUST LOOK FOR) but had a tight feeling in chest at first. Later that night I started to throw up, was sweaty and feverish, and told my son to call 911. It was almost as if it wasn't me that was telling him to do that... very strange. The Dr. told my son that I would have been 'gone' had another two hours gone by. I REALLY DO BELIEVE it was too much stress in my life (it was just terrible at that time and long before it) and I also wonder about the VIOXX I had taken the year before. VIOXX was banned for causing heart attacks! Yes, Barb... like your Mom, I had a stent put in. I hope she is now doing well.

YAY, Lynn, another new site to practice on! If you haven't put it in the other group yet, I'll transfer it there, too! That is SUCH A HAPPY CREATION! It just sparkles with GLEE and JOY! Love it! 

Now I need to check out the other threads. I feel like I've been gone for a week.


6 years ago

Lynn take care of yourself in the bad weather , Cheryl i know you take very good care of your diet and keep all your doctors appointments  you are doing a great job for your health . Barbara what a beautiful place  enjoy it . i'm going to a fundraiser for bennys rescue in west cork on saturday so i wont be around we are doing a charity walk and tea and stuff to raise badly needed funds  .happy thursday  girls

6 years ago

Here's something that I made with glitterfly. I used a mandala that I made and added the glitter.


6 years ago

Cheryl, having had a heart attack must have frightened you greatly. No wonder you watch your diet the way you do. I'm so sorry that you had the heart attack but I'm happy to see that you're taking care of yourself the way you are now. A lot of people go back to their old ways of living after having a scare like that, which is the most foolish thing to do. Good for you!!


Barb, how nice that you're going to Mt. Rainier. What a beautiful area. I've never been there but I understand it's awesome.


Mary, thank you so much for the candles. That's all I used to use before I got the lanterns that I have now. I was always so careful of the flames, but now with the LED lit lanterns I have no concerns.


Cheryl, I have a new site for animations for you. It's a very simple one. It's just 10 animations and texting and it's so easy. You use your own picture to glitterize and add text to. It's also free.  Here's the link:

6 years ago

Yes Cheryl we will keep our eyes on the storm and away from Lynn


Wow Cheryl that must have been something to have a heart attack.  My Mom had one in 2001.  She was in intensive care and got a stent put in her.  Do you have a stent?  Good for you and your low fat diet!


Just a reminder for everyone that you can join  Melaleuca for $14.50 instead of $29.00 until August 31, 2011.


Keep your home and body toxin free and switch your store to a store that cares about you.  Keep you, your family, birds and Mother Earth safe from poison.


Please view my slide show here for more info:








Cheryl, Lynn, Mary and my other dear friends, I am going to Mt. Rainier tomorrow with my sister.  We are going for the day so I won't be here to post.  I will get caught up on Friday.  I just love Mt. Rainier.  I can't wait.  I haven't been there for a long time.  Oh goodie!  We aren't going on a hike because my sister does not feel up to it.  But we will go on walks.


Mount Rainier's wilderness as seen from the Cowlitz Divide

6 years ago

There - you have TWO lanterns now Lynn! Thanks for sending Lynn another one, Barb! We have our on that storm and you so it's obvious we're all sending good vibes to you - and dirty looks at that storm! It's good to hear that you probably won't get the full 'hit' but the storm is scary enough. Yes, the poor people right in the path of this storm.

This world is really showing us in the last few years that changes are being made that Mother Nature is reacting to. I read an article a little while ago that said eventually the deserts will become lush land again and the lush land will become like deserts.

Well my goodness, Lynn, my 'diet' is much like yours. Most everything is fat-free (but watch the sugars they sometimes substitute) and fruit and veggies, yogurt, fish, chicken breasts only - no skin, and FREE-RANGE eggs which my son has, but not very many as we are conscious of the cholesterol factor. I have chicken or turkey burgers as well and don't miss the meat at all. One just has to be ready for eating changes, and if you're not ready then so be it. Having already had one heart attack in 2003 (which I believed was caused by too much stress for too many years) I surely don't want another. That made me super sensitive about my diet, as well as the animal factor. I wish I could do away with the chicken as well, but I haven't got to that stage yet.

Mary, to "snag" a picture i.e. take one of that lantern, just right click on the picture, then press "Save picture as"... and follow through to name it and enter it on to your hard drive and upload it the same way you probably save and do with your screenshots.   But it's great that Lynn now has candles too!  


6 years ago

Lynn glad your back i hope your phone stays on i don't know how to get a lantern so i,l send a candle

6 years ago

I eat eggs periodically. I try to watch my cholesterol so I eat everything fat free....cheese and yogurt. I don't use regular milk in my cereal, I have either almond milk or soy milk. I love salads and fruit. Although I never eat red meat, I do eat chicken and fish, especially salmon. I buy free range chicken - no hormones or antibiotics. I use lean ground turkey to make burgers or a loaf. I love it. I have been eating this way for years, I take my vitamins and I'm set!


I'm watching the nightly news and the weather report shows that although we here in Florida will be getting heavy rain and buffeting winds, we should not be directly hit by the hurricane. The poor people in the Bahamas are getting ready to be hit.


I don't know what's happening in this world, but the biggest earth quake hit in Virginia today, even affecting Washington, D.C. and as far away as New York.

5.8 on the richter scale!


Barb and Cheryl, thank you both for the lanterns. I might need them even if the hurricane doesn't hit us directly. The electricity usually goes out in a big storm, especially in the hot weather.

6 years ago

Hi Lynn I am so glad you are back.  So you must be at home now?


Wow a big hurricane is coming alright.  I hope it by passes you completely.


I loved reading about your time as a child on the farm.  Thanks for sharing.


Cheryl thanks for respecting how I feel about eggs.  I use them in baking


because a coffee cake will not turn out right without them.


I love cheese too and eat cottage cheese for protein when I don't like to eat




I try to use eggs and cheese from happy animals if possible, but can't always.


Here is another lantern from me Lynn. It can't hurt to have 2 lanterns.



This post was modified from its original form on 23 Aug, 19:14
6 years ago

Wow, Lynn, I really hope the worst bypasses you and I hope there's not going to be lives lost wherever it goes. It's great you have a number of people around you fairly close that you can hunker down with, with Mandy as well. I bet she reacts to the sounds of the storm. It's terrifying to most animals - I think of all the poor wild animals who have to ride it out somehow.

ddHere's a lantern for you to keep around! I wouldn't want to be in a storm like that with all the lights out! Sheesh.


6 years ago

Hi, Cheryl. At first the meteorologists thought that we were going to be directly hit by the hurricane, but now it seems it will be worse up the east coast in the Carolina area. We still will be getting big rainstorms starting Thursday. It's been raining every day with a lot of thunder and lightening, but that's nothing in compared to the howling of a hurricane and the damage that they do. Don't worry about me, sweetie. If we do have one, I'll batten down the hatches (I have hurricane shutters on all my windows), take Mandy and go to either my daughter-inlaw's sister's house (I went there during Hurricane Wilma, the big one right after Katrina) or maybe my sister-in-law who lives in the same development as I do. I doubt if I'll stay alone. I don't mind being alone in a hurricane, I've done it..but when the electricity goes off and everything is dark because the hurricane shutters are closed over the windows, it becomes black like a cave. Thank goodness for my hurricane lanterns.

Aug. 23
6 years ago

Lynn - I enjoyed reading your experiences as a little girl on that farm. It must have been heavenly to have all those animals around... but as you say, there was that awful area where no kid would want to go - especially accidently! Traumatic! I'm glad that your brother got better. A year in bed is a very long time for anyone. It must have been hard on your mother.

I got such a laugh about the chicken that pecked you in the butt. Now there's a chicken who knew exactly what she wanted and was going to get it one way or another!

Glad you got your phone and internet working again. I heard on the news this morning about a hurricane, Lynn, and I'm not sure if this is the one that may affect you or not. They interviewed a fellow in North Carolina but they also interviewed a fellow in Miami who said he wasn't ready for the last hurricane and was going to be ready for this one. (Hurricane "Irene"?) So people were stocking up on food, generators, etc. Now I'm worried about you!

Keep us up-to-date about your situation, okay? I hope it isn't going to be a crazy one.

6 years ago

Hi, Cheryl, Barb and Mary. I had no phone service or internet service all day yesterday. Just got it back this morning. I felt bereft that I couldn't get on line and "speak" with my wonderful friends.


You're right about the kosher food, Cheryl. The animals are treated beautifully and are usually on farms rather than herded together in boarded up pens and fed with antibiotics and hormones to make them grow fatter. When I was a little girl we stayed on a kosher "chicken" farm in Connecticut. Cows grazing in the field, chickens walking around the grounds at leisure, two German Shepards that I share my breakfast with. I had the best time. My brother was getting over rheumatic fever and my parents wanted to feed him the healthiest food and have him have fresh air (he was sick in bed for a year). One day he was walking and chanced upon the area where they slaughtered the cows. He wouldn't eat meat for the rest of the summer and my mother was so upset because he needed the red meat for strength.  He got over the aversion and was soon eating red meat again.


I remember one chicken that used to follow me around because I used to take food, especially corn on the cob, outside to eat it.  I would sit on a slatted bench and enjoy the corn while throwing little kernels to the chicken. At one point, I wasn't fast enough to feed it so it walked around to the back of the bench and bit me in the butt. lol  I will never forget that!

6 years ago

The comment on that picture is:



"August 12, 2011 Flock of sheep grazing on the mountain Vranica in Bosnia and Herzegovina."

6 years ago

Sounds beautiful Mary. Here's a National Geographic picture of what I believe may be similar to what you see. I love this picture because it's so peaceful, and it looks like I could walk for miles in the fresh air, or just sit and watch the sheep. I bet I'd be laying down on that fresh green grass before long for a pleasant nap!


6 years ago

Iknow cows are well treated in ireland we have good grassland and they are mostly outdoors . i have seen sheep living up mountains in kerry thats my favourire place you 'd never guess lol .but i still cant eat them they have such pretty faces Cheryl and such eyes

6 years ago

Happy Monday - Barb, Lynn and Mary and everyone else.

It seems most of us have made leaps and bounds in many areas of becoming more aware of what we are eating (and who we are eating), etc. Mary, I feel that way too when I look at sheep and cows happily existing in a sunny field. But there is a BIG difference there to those animals who are shut up in pens in barns and who never see real grass. I heard a Jewish explanation of why the "kosher" comes into their way of life. They take care of their animals and give them the best quality of life possible and they are killed in the most humane way possible. This is their way of respecting life and making themselves eat "clean" food. 

Nevertheless, many of us have just decided to not eat red meat or... as many people say... "anything that has a face." I've heard people say that many times. But then, don't fish have faces? And I think of Jesus's disciples who were fishermen, and there's the parable about the feeding all those people with only a few fishes. Fish is so heart-healthy. It can get very confusing, eh?

Barb, my friend, never feel "sorry" for what you believe in. If that's the way you feel about eggs then that should be respected. You have made a valid and thoughtful decision.

I think we are all trying to do the best we can as we become more aware - like the red meat that turns many of us off now, when we used to eat it regularly. A good steak was a real treat way back when.  It's truly amazing how we have all come to some decisions and conclusions that have changed our habits and beliefs.

BUT... CHEESE? That's a hard one for me. I get the low-fat cheese but I LOVE CHEESE! And it doesn't have a face!


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6 years ago

HI Cheryl you are right about the egg and fertilization.  I'm sorry. But it is still the material to make a fetus.  I don't like that slimy stuff!  It seems like an unborn baby to me still I don't know why.  Maybe you know what I mean.


6 years ago

Hi Barb! Not too many people around today. Glad to see you.

I thought the egg would have to be fertilized before one could consider it a fetus, but I guess it's up to everyone to choose for themselves.

Ah... there's one of the secrets in your Mom's life probably... not many processed foods. In her day everything was made personally by hand by someone and not manufactured and processed. I never liked processed cheese, even as a kid, because it reminded me of the plastercine I used to pay with. lol  Nowadays they are telling people to stay away from processed foods as much as possible... after years of testing.

It seems it takes many years to come out and tell us not to eat too much of such and such any more because it is bad for the arteries and heart, etc., like foods that have been hydrogenated, grain that's had all the good things taken out and then bleached (flour)... which many of us ate for years, trusting that food wouldn't be put out for us to eat that isn't good for us. Not so.

6 years ago

Cheryl an egg is a chicken fetus.  I can't stand the thought myself.  I never liked eggs very well.


Mom has ate meat all her life a well balanced diet - she has heart disease.  But not many processed foods.


6 years ago

I think we just ate what was fed to us when we were kids. Both my parents worked so homemade stew in pressure cooker came often. When you're kids you don't think about where the food comes from.

Yes, Lynn, I've seen what they do to calves to get the veal, and "lamb" gives me a picture of a little one that never gets to be frisky in a field for very long. And yet there was a time when I didn't connect the animal to eating. Having "lamb" (with mint sauce) was a treat we had when relatives came over or we went to their home.

Barb, it takes quite a lot to become a total vegan. One has to get supplements, etc. and it can get quite expensive. I know I couldn't afford them. I do eat chicken and fish (living by the coast). And I also eat no-fat plain yogurt, skim milk and 2% milk for coffee and tea - in other words, I could never become a complete vegan. I don't eat a total egg because of the cholesterol (once in a long while I have one) but I do eat egg white occasionally. All these things have such important nutrients - along with vegetables and fruit.

I don't understand why vegans won't eat an egg. Can someone explain that to me? It is not like eating a baby chick in my mind.

Wow, Barb - your Mom is 92! Awesome. Now ask her what she has eaten all her life and let us know. She's done something very healthy, God bless her.


6 years ago

Hi Lynn I saw that article too about Ellen Going Vegan.  Isn't that wonderful!


Yes Ellen has a really big heart.  God bless her.


Wow Lynn good for you!  That is a huge accomplishment!


I would never touch veal.  I have seen how they treat those animals Lynn and yes it's enough to make you want to barf!


You are most welcome Mary.  Let me know if you want to try out Melaleuca, and I can sign you up.


Wonderful Cheryl.  When ever is best for you.


I go days without meat, but because of money problems I have to eat upstairs with Mom, sister and caregiver.  Mom is 92 and eats meat.  So some days of the week I eat some because I don't have the money to go buy all the food I want.  I prefer not to though but need food.  I still eat some dairy.  I get really sick some times if I don't eat enough because I don't know how to balance out the proteins that well being a vegan.  Some day I may become vegan.

6 years ago

I haven't eaten red meat in over 20 years. When I see my grandchildren eaten these rare cheeseburgers, I want to barf! Excuse me, couldn't think of another word to use. I haven't eaten lamb in more years than I can remember. Or veal. Did you ever see how they treat those poor animals?  Ugh!!

6 years ago

me too when i was young i always ate red meat now i dont know how anyone can 

6 years ago

Oh you guys and the prune comments. Really made me laugh out loud! I have tears in my eyes.

Lynn, you got your Mel. order already?? That's awesome. I never thought anything could travel that fast. Barb, as soon as I can manage it, I will order some things.

Awww, God bless Ellen. The more celebrities the better because they really do have an impact. I'm going to go back and look at the rest of the article.

I don't eat red meat anymore. In fact, I can hardly stand to look at it, and to think that I used to enjoy it so much.

6 years ago

thanks Barbara i'l check that out .great to see more people going vegan isn,t it very interesting Lynn

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6 years ago

Mary here is the Melaleuca Ireland Site.  Sorry I didn't realize you lived in Ireland.  I didn't think to put the Irish site link up for you.



6 years ago

Oh Wow I  might get an upset tummy with 10 prunes, but I see the nutritional value in it is good and should eat some of them more often.  Not 10 though lol.


Lynn I am so glad you like your Melaleuca products.  I just love the laundry detergent!  Did you get scented or unsented.  I get unscented and Yes it makes clothes smell nice even in the unscented.  Oh I love those soy candles and they are non toxic!  I don't have to worry about poisoning my birds or me. 


There is poison in just about everything isn't there.  Gee wiz. 


Isn't the quality wonderful of their products Lynn?  You need to try the soap and lotions.  So wonderful and high quality for reasonable prices.  You get more for what you pay for.


Lynn you are most welcome for the recommendation.  I am so happy that you like it so far.  And thanks for the well wishes.  The tea is delicious.  I ordered 2 more boxes of it knowing it will keep me healthier.  Amazing stuff.  It's the Melaleuca oil in it that is so amazing.  I hope you read my brief posts on it.


You are most welcome Mary

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6 years ago

Cheryl, it's too bad I didn't know about prunes BEFORE I got osteoporosis!! I've had it for about 14 years. I eat 8-10 prunes every night, but it's not to prevent osteoporosis, if you know what I mean.

6 years ago

thanks guys i couldnt have posted without help and Barb you are so thoughtful all three of you are . 10 prunes is a lot Cheryl i think it might keep me off the internet lol

6 years ago

Mary, your little furkids are all beautiful. Sophie, bless her little paws, is just gorgeous for an old lady! I'd love to see my granddaughter's Barbie with Benny. They'd make a good couple. "Presenting Benny and Barbie for your doggie antic watching pleasure."  What a show that would be. And Mac would get along with Andi's Springer Spaniel, Duke. Duke is black and white.


I'm glad my sizing trick helped you. Thank you so much for posting the pictures for us.


Barb, I got my Melaleuca shipment the day before yesterday and have already used the laundry detergent MelaPower 6x (96 loads) and the MelaSoft dryer sheets. I like them a lot. Clothes came out smelling nice and very soft. Right now I have the soy candle that I got lit and smelling up my kitchen!


Now I'm the one who's smiling.   So glad you're feeling a little better, Barb. I'm a tea drinker, so I think I'll try the Melaleuca tea in my next order.

Thanks again for recommending this company to me.

6 years ago

Question: 10 prunes per day? Do you think this might interfere with our daily routine? dd

6 years ago
Eating Dried Plums Really Helps Prevent Osteoporosis And Fractures
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Academic Journal
Main Category: Menopause
Also Included In: Nutrition / Diet;  Bones / Orthopedics
Article Date: 17 Aug 2011 - 0:00 PDT

Postmenopausal women who regularly eat dried plums have a considerably lower risk of developing osteoporosis or fractures compared to other women of the same age, researchers from Florida State University reported in the British Journal of Nutrition. The authors describe the regular consumption of dried plums as a "simple, proactive solution to help prevent fractures and osteoporosis."

Professor Bahram H. Arjmandi said:

"Over my career, I have tested numerous fruits, including figs, dates, strawberries and raisins, and none of them come anywhere close to having the effect on bone density that dried plums, or prunes, have. All fruits and vegetables have a positive effect on nutrition, but in terms of bone health, this particular food is exceptional."

Arjmandi and team from Florida State as well as Oklahoma State Universities tested 90 postmenopausal women. They were divided into two groups:
  • Dried plums group - 55 women consumed 100 grams of dried plums, equivalent to about ten prunes per day. They also took 500 milligrams of calcium and 400 international units of vitamin D daily.
  • The control group - 34 women consumed 100 grams of dried apples per day. They also took 500 milligrams of calcium and 400 international units of vitamin D daily.
They did this for 12 months.

Those in the dried plums group had considerably greater bone mineral density in the ulna and spine compared to those in the control group at the end of the 12-month period. The ulna is a long bone in the forearm.

Arjmandi believes this occurred because dried plums suppress the bone re-absorption rate, or bone breakdown - this eventually exceeds new bone growth rates as people get older.

Approximately 8 million American women have osteoporosis because of the abrupt cessation of ovarian hormone production when the menopause starts. A further two million US males are also thought to suffer from osteoporosis.

Arjmandi said:

"In the first five to seven postmenopausal years, women are at risk of losing bone at a rate of 3 to 5 percent per year. However, osteoporosis is not exclusive to women and, indeed, around the age of 65, men start losing bone with the same rapidity as women."

Arjmandi added:

"Don't wait until you get a fracture or you are diagnosed with osteoporosis and have to have prescribed medicine," Arjmandi said. "Do something meaningful and practical beforehand. People could start eating two to three dried plums per day and increase gradually to perhaps six to 10 per day. Prunes can be eaten in all forms and can be included in a variety of recipes."

Written by Christian Nordqvist
Copyright: Medical News Today
6 years ago

Awwwww, Mary, it's so nice to see who we are talking about (Sophie) and indeed she is beautiful! And there's Benny and Mac too!! You are so lucky to be able to have these beautiful dogs. Looks like they are all at the beach and I know what fun they have with that freedom to run and the water to play in!

You did a great job on the pics and I'm so glad you brought those three babes here for us to see! Thank you. I am smiling big right now.


6 years ago

Oh Mary that picture of Sohpie is so beautiful!


And Benny and Mac are so cute!


Thank you for these wonderful pictures of your dogs Mary


6 years ago

this is macPhotobucket

6 years ago

this is benny Photobucket

6 years ago

Lynn making thr pics worked for me thanks a million

6 years ago

tjis is Sophie coming out of the sea in kerry last month Photobucket

6 years ago

Thanks Barbara i'm glad you are feeling better

6 years ago

You are most welcome Mary.  Melaleuca makes toothpaste that is toxic free and mouthwash that is toxic free.  They make lotions, shampoos, laundry soap, dish soap and more. 


Thanks Cheryl for caring.  I am feeling much better today.  The vitamins, supplements, tea, Melaleuca oil do help very much.

6 years ago

Barb, I was just heading off to bed when I saw your post. I've read quite a bit about the herpes because some of the young woman I've worked with during their pregnancy have it. It is very dangerous for the baby to give birth at a time when there's an outbreak and C-sections are often done instead.

It's easy to say that stress surely can bring on an outbreak, but it's not so easy to get stress out of our life at times, is it.  It sounds as though you have some interesting Melaleuca remedies going there. Tomorrow I'll try to find the information I have packed away and post it here for you.

I sure hope you're feeling better than you were last week. Sounds like you were pretty sick. I hope you are tucked away nicely in bed right now and getting some good healing sleep! See you tomorrow, my friend.



6 years ago

I have been dealing with genital herpes I caught when I was 20 but only started to reoccur since the year 2000 because of stress related issues.


I do have a perscription for the antiviral but it stops working after awhile and I feel sick even when I take it.


I got my Melaleuca Wellness guide last week and I was feeling just awful.  I feel like I have the flu, with aches all over, painful glands under arms and in groin area, low grade fever and chills.  So I decided to look in the guide to see what they had and give it a try.


I went to look it up and it said to go the the section on Shingles.


It says shingles can be treated similarly to chicken pox except for the use of more Sol-U-Mell and Renew Bath Oil, detoxification, plus increased need for B vitamins.  They recommend taking the Vitality Pack with Oligofructose Complex, Cellwise, Provex and/or Provex-Plus as directed.  Drink 2 to 6 cups of Melaleuca Herbal tea to reduce virus growth.  Add 2 oz of Renw Bath oil and 2 oz of Sol-U-Mel to warm tub of water.  Soak for 30 min.  Pat dry.  Apply a drop of T36-C5 to pustules, followed by Triple Antibiotic oinment.  If the pustules are particularly sensitive, apply the T40-C3 as it is a rarer, more gentle form  of Melaleuca oil.  Continue this once or twice a day for 6 days.  Consult your helath care provide for futher advice.


So I tried this except for the bath.  I dont' have a bath tub.  And I wasn't taking the recommended amount of vitamins because I was trying not to spend money.  I am now feeling relief from the herpes virus.  There is a little melaleuca oil in the tea and it is so soothing and healing!


I am so glad I got this hand book.  I am starting to feel so much better.



information taken from The Melaleuca Wellness Guide by RM Barry.


These products are a very good for healthy body maintanence.

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6 years ago

I must tell you that T36-C5 is Melaleuca oil (tea tree oil) same thing. 


Melaleuca oil is in many of Melaleuca's products.


The oil is not a cure but can help many conditions clear up and go away. 


Tea tree oil was discovered in the 1930's and 40's  when scientific evidence was in it's infancy.  It was used as antibacterial soap, acne creams and lotions, moisturising creams and lotions, oral/dental products, hair care products, parasiticde and insect repellent, antifungal creams and foot care products and more!


The tea tree products were replaced with synthetics after World War ll.


Information taken from The Melaleuca Wellness Guide by RM Barry.

6 years ago

thanks Barbara its really scarey whats in cleaning products .i try to only use natural materials and vinegar and baking soda if i can but toothpaste seems like one i cant get around

6 years ago

Formaldehyde is used fredquently in both cleaning and personal products because it is a cheap preservative.


The following information is taken from a Material SAfety Data Sheet (MSD which by law must be supplied  to anyone who uses any chemical product in the workplace.  The MSDS for formaldehyde warns: "Suspected carcinogen.  May be fatal if inhaled, swallowed absorbed through skin.  Causes burns. Inhalation can cause spasms, edema(fluid buildup) of the larnyx and bronchi, and chemical pneumonitis, extremely destructive to tissue of the mucous membrane. (18) (18 - Material Safety Data Sheet - Formaldehyde)


All of these symptoms and more are caused by formaldehyde.  Yet manufactureres can put formaldehyde in shampoo and not list it as a an ingredient! (19) (19 - Debra Lynn Dadd, Home Safe Home.) 


You will be shocked to learn that formaldehyde is a common ingredient in baby shampoo, bubble bath, deodorants, perfume, cologne, hair dye, mouthwash, toothpaste, hair spray and many other personal care items..



Learn more about a place you can shop for non toxic cleaning and personal products including make up.  View the slide show on the link below.





Information has been taken from The Melaleuca Wellness Guide by RM Barry


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6 years ago

Hi Lynn Sophie is a golden retriever shes my profile picture but shes much older now .still beautiful of course .Benny is a doll people are always surprised hes so friendly for a jack russell he was hit by a car soon after i adopted him and he is missing two toes but he manages fine . He adores Sophie and mac . He would love your grand baby lol

6 years ago


Oh before I forget, just want to let you know that you can get a 50% discount for the next 2 weeks if you want to join Melaleuca.  They will not have this in September.  It's $14.50 to join.  I don't know when they will have this again.


Here is the link to the slide show again.





I think that Melaleuca is so valuable and wonderful to have been spending 26 years helping us become toxic free and healthy.  We help the trees, birds, animals and fish by living toxic free also.


6 years ago

You are most very welcome Mary.  If there is anything else I find I will post it here.


You are most welcome Cheryl. 


I think that this information is so important and it gives us the power to choose what we can do with our lives - get rid of the toxic stuff or keep it.  It really makes me sick and bothers my Central Nervous system.  My Mom has bleach upstairs.  The caregiver uses it to wash Mom's clothes, sheets, etc.  When I get around that stuff I get allot of numb and tinglely stuff going on my my shoulders, arms and hands.  I get rid of it by exercising stretching and taking supplements from  Melaleuca.  Oh and getting away from it by going downstairs.  I don't have anything toxic down here.


Lynn you are most welcome. I know you will like allot of it.  I just love it and never want to switch.  I feel that I have a mission to help others become toxic free.  I am really dedicated to this and I am so thankful to have found some folks like you that really care.

6 years ago

Barb, the information you posted is invaluable. There are so many products that we use that are in our daily use without our thinking about how much damage they can cause.  Thank you for typing all that information for us. Now that I became a member of Melaleuca, I'm looking forward to getting products that are non-toxic and good for my health (and Mandy's, too).


Mary, your furkids sound like they are adorable. What kind of dog is Sophie? My granddaughter has a Jack Russell terrier and boy, is she a terror! I think she has ADHD (Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder). She's all over the place....has killed their pet chickens and anything else she can get her mouth on. Thank goodness she loves the baby! They also have a Springer Spaniel who is a doll of a dog. Barbie, the Jack Russell, grabs Duke's long ear when he's laying quietly, and drags him across the tile floor. She's 1/4 his size!!  The amazing thing is, he doesn't mind. He's a real doofus. He, too, loves the baby, but what's not to love with that baby? lol

6 years ago

Thank you so much Barbara

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6 years ago

mac is a lab /collie cross that i found 8 years ago and benny is a jack russell that i rescued last year when my beloved molly died hes about 3 i must post some pictures

Aug. 17
6 years ago

That's a great deal of interesting information, Barbara. Thanks so much for all your hard work typing it here. It is scary to think of all the products we've used since childhood, like bleach (I don't use it now but we sure had it around when I was a kid). I'll have another look through the Melaleuca Wellness Guide.

Mary, I hope there's some help for Sophie here with Lynn and Barb's suggestions/information. Hey... tell us about your other two babes, please!


6 years ago

You are most welcome Mary  


I will keep Sophie in my daily prayers too.

6 years ago

thanks Barbara i will certainly try all of them Sophie has a habit of picking at food eating a bit now and more later this makes it very hard for her to take anti inflamatories so i'm relying of alternative meds  thanks for all the info and the hints about household products i have three dogs  two are quite young so this a great help

6 years ago

Darn everything was deleted will continue tomorrow on my mission about formaldehyde which is in almost everything and does not need to be listed.  For instance shampoo.

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6 years ago

My listings above were taken from The Melaleuca Wellness Guide, 14th Edition by RM Barry


RM Barry Blog

6 years ago

Continued Personal Care Products and effects from them.
Deodorant soap - may cause cancer, cause asthma, irritates lungs
Bubble bath - causes bladder and kidney infections, irritates skin and nose
Mousse and hair spray - may cause cancer, causes lung disease, irritates eyes and skin
Mouthwash - toxic to children, may cause cancer
Breath spray - may cause cancer
Perfume/Cologne - toxic - may cause cancer, irritates skin and lungs
Cosmetics - may cause cancer, causes CNS damage, irritates skin and lungs (15, 16, 17)
[(15) Debra Lynn Dadd, Home Safe Home (16) John Harte, Toxics A to Z (17) Ruth Winter, A Consumer's Dictionary of Household, Yard and Office Chemicals (Crown, 1992)]
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6 years ago

I am going to write a list of cleaning products and what illnesses they cause:


Cleaning Products


Air Freshener - toxic - may cause cancer, irritates nose, throat and lungs, kills pet birds for a fact I know this one.


Disinfectant - very toxic - causes skin, throat and lung burns, coma


Drain cleaner - toxic - causes skin burns, live and kidney damage


Oven Cleaner - Toxic - causes skin, throught and lung burns


Window cleaner -toxic - casues CNS (Central Nervous System) disorders, causes liver and kidney disorders


Floor/furniture polish - toxic - causes CNS disorders, may cause lung cancer


Spot Remover - toxic - may cause cancer, causes liver damage


All-Purpose cleaner - causes eye damage, irritates nose, throat and lungs


Toilet Bowl Cleaner - very toxic - causes skin, nose, throat and lung burns


Chlorinated scouring powder - toxic - highly irritating to nose, throat and lungs


Dishwasher detergent - toxic - causes eye injuries, damage to mucous membranes and throat


Dishwashing liquid - harmful if swallowed, irritates the skin


Carpet Shampoo - toxic -may cause cancer, causes CNS and liver damage


Laundry detergent - toxic - irritates the skin and lungs


Bleach - toxic by swallowing, vapors are harmful, causes CNS disorders


Stain Remover - toxic - may cause cancer, vapors can be fatal


Fabric softener - toxic - may cause cancer, causes CNS disorders, causes liver damage


Personal Care Products


Shampoo - may cause cancer, irritates eye, skin and lungs


Dandruff shampoo - may cause cancer, causes organ degeneration, causes CNS disorders









6 years ago

Hi Lynn thanks for the compliment.  There are so many good things in this wellness guide for dogs, cats and even some farm animals.  Oh it's Mary with the sick doggie. I'm sorry Mary.  I have been so tired the past week.  It's late right now too.

6 years ago

I wonder if Mary has looked at all this information, yet. You've got some very good information there, Barb. Thanks for posting all that. I'm sure Mary will be very appreciative and look into giving Sophie some of those items.

6 years ago

Hi Cheryl I have some great information from my The Melaleuca Wellness Guide handbook about dogs.


They recommend removing all of the grocery store brand cleaning and personal care products from your home.  It is the easiest thing to do to prolong the good health of your pets.  Animals are more sensitive to toxic chemical vapors than we are because they are much lower to the ground where the vapors accumulate.


They recommend to always consult your veterianarian before starting any course of supplementation or treatment for your pet.  Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this book is complete and accurate.  However, neither the publisher nor the author is engaged in rendering professional advice or services to the individual reader.  The ideas, prodedures and suggestions contained in this book are not intended as a substitute for consulting with your veterianarian.  Neither the author nor the publisher shall be liable for any loss ijury or damage allegeledly arising from any information or suggestion in this book.


General information:  Dogs appear to have a particularly high requirement for extra calcium and magnesium.  Dogs appear to fare very well when treated with Sol-U-Mel, Renw Bath Oil and diluted T36-C5.  Cats are more sensitive and must not be treated with these products.  Please consult your veterianarian first before treating your dog with these products.


There is so much in this book for dogs I will just get to the arthritis.  Some veterianarians are having excellent results using Provex-Plus.  For immediate care, combine 1-2 drops of T36-C5 with 1 teaspoon  of Jojoba oil and very gently massage  the arthritic area.  If you follow with a heating pad, be sure to set it on low to prevent burning.  A chopped up capsule of Phytomega can be regularly added to your dog's food, it can help to improve the suppleness of the joints.


Also suggested for dogs with arthritis, be given one Replenex each day.  Provex helps to strengthen connective tissue and reduce inflammation.  Replenex helps to rebuild damaged and worn cartilage.  Both are good for reducing the severity of arthritis.


Cherly maybe between this and Lynn's post you can come up with some good stuff for your doggie.


For more information on Melaleuca please view the slide show on the link.






Information taken from the Melaleuca Wellness Guide 14th edition by RM Barry.

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6 years ago

Pets are people, too! We need to look out for our pets to see that they get the best in healthy products. When they have a disease of the bones, like joint pain caused by arthritis, sometimes glucosamine chondroitin helps to ease the inflammation. With other diseases like Cruciate Ligament ruptures, surgery might be the only option. Here is a video explaining what it is:



As an alternative there is also a brace that can be used for the limb that is affected.



6 years ago

Wow, Barb and Lynn - such awesome information! Peaches and strawberries are so good for you, but after reading about all the spraying of toxins on them I have not gotten very many this year. Very sad.

I'm glad to hear that poultry, beans and yogurt have selenium because I eat those regularly. And the aluminum, Lynn - I gave up trying to find a deodorant that didn't have it and worked. The baking soda ones DON'T work very well unless you're very sedentary or live in an air-conditioned world (meaning, ya don't sweat!). Do you know of any?

Barb, I can't get through to look at the Melaleuca without a password. You gave us one to use before but I can't remember where it is.  I did look at the products before but I'd like to look again.  And Formaldehyde going by all those different names; sheesh, I didn't know that. 

Good stuff here, ladies.

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6 years ago

Allergy Relief from 3 Unusual Sources
The allergy-soothing mainstays? Avoiding your triggers and sticking with your doctor-recommended treatment plan. But some less-mainstream tricks may help, too. Just run these alternative allergy soothers by your doctor first. Who knows? These outside-the-box strategies may get you breathing and feeling better in no time. (Here are some tips on talking to your doctor about complementary and alternative treatments.)

Soothe Symptoms with Nibbles, Netis, and Needles

Nibbles for Your Nose
Simply changing your diet won't cure or prevent allergy symptoms. But what if it helped make them less intense? It's possible that certain foods may help quell inflammation -- a big part of the allergy response. Foods that make the helpful list: antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats like those found in olive oil. Foods to cut back on: alcohol, red and cured meats, and foods high in sugar and saturated fat. Check out what scientists say about dietary folate and allergy symptoms.

Flush Your Nose with a Hose
Nasal irrigation is winning lots of fans in the alternative medicine arena. Flushing your sinuses can help remove allergens and also calm inflamed tissues. One simple tool for flushing your nose is a neti pot. Nasal saline sprays, hot showers, and home humidifiers also may be helpful. Here's more about the neti pot -- and two other alternative allergy treatments the YOU Docs recommend.

Points for Acupuncture
Study findings are not conclusive yet, but some evidence suggests that acupuncture may be helpful for allergy sufferers. Best of all, there is a low risk of side effects. And many people find acupuncture to be a stress soother, too. Find out the other ills that acupuncture may help ease.

Talk to Your Doc First
Whether you're thinking of trying acupuncture or making over your diet, always get the green light from your doctor first. Some complementary treatments -- even self-care ones -- may not be ideal for certain medical situations.

Read more about alternative remedies that may help conquer your nasal allergy symptoms.

6 years ago

Wow, Barb. That's a lot of important information! One never knows what is really in the products they are buying. I had been buying a well known deodorant/antiperspirant for years, without realizing that it contained aluminum. Aluminum is very, very bad for the body. It seeps into your pores and affects the nervous system. There has been talk about a link to Alzheimer's from aluminum. I even stopped wrapping my leftover food in aluminum. Call me obsessive, but I err on the side of caution. Thank you for posing that information, Barb. Keep it coming!!

6 years ago

Continued, They wouldn't sell it if it wasn't safe ... would they?  Continued.


The FDA cannot require recalls of harmful personal care products from the marketplace. (11)


The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) analyzed 2983 chemicals used in personal care products.  The results were as follows:


884 of the chemicals were toxic. 

314 caused biological mutation

218 caused reproductive complications

778 caused acute toxicity

148 caused tumors

376 cause skin and eye irritations (12)


[(11) United States Food and Drug Administration, FDA Authority Over Cosmetics ( Office of Cosmetics fact Sheet, 1995.) (12) Judith Berns, The Cosmetic Cover-up,Human Ecologist 43 (Fall 1989)]


(The information for this post on They Wouldn't Sell It If It Wasn't SAfe ... Would They? was taken from The Melaleuca Wellness Guide 14th Edition by RM Barry.)


To find out where you can find safer products for you,your home, pets and family Plus our Mother Earth please view my slide show by visiting this link:




6 years ago

They wouldn't sell it if it wasn't safe ... would they?


The government has very limited power to regulate manufacturers or require testing of their products.


Some Disturbing facts:


A product that kills 50% of lab animals through ingestion or inhalation can still receive the federal regulatory disignation "non-toxic." (8)


Of the 17,000 chemicals that appear in common household products, only 30% have been adequately tested for their negative effects on our health - less than 10% have been tested for their effect on the nervous system, and nothing is known about the combined effects of these chemicals when mixed within our bodies. (9)


No law requires manufacturerers to list the exact ingredients on the package label. (10)


[(8) Doris Rapp, Is This Your Childs World? (9) World Resources Institute, The 1994 Information Please Environmental Almanac. (10) Debra Lynn David Dadd, Home Safe Home, (Tarcher-Putnam, 1997)]


"Personal care product" refers to just about anything we use to clean our bodies or make ourselves look or smell good.  The closest thing to a regulatory agency for the personal care industry is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and their power is extremely limited. 


Somemore disturbing facts:


The FDA cannot regulate a personal care product until after it is released into the marketplace.


Neither personal personal care products nor their ingredients are reviews or approved before they are sold to the public.


The FDA cannot require companies to do safety testing on their personal care product before they are sold to the public.



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6 years ago

Hi Lynn thank you for starting this thread! 


We need to make an effort to stop polluting our much polluted world.  And we can do this by learning about what to use to clean our homes and use on our bodies.


So many of the things we buy at the grocery stores and drug stores are laced with toxins. One of these toxins is formaldehyde.  Manufactureres use tricks to keep this from the public by using synonyms that we can't even understand and listing them in the smallest print possible.


Formaldehyde is put into soaps, lotions, shampoos, toothpaste, conditioners, makeup and more!  Formaldehyde is also put into household cleaners.  Here are some of the snynonyms below:


Formaldehyde solutions are also known as formalin, formic aldehyde, methaldehyde, methanal, methyl aldehyde, methylene oxide, oxomethane, and oxymethylene.


You may want to know where can you find these products that are not tainted.  Read this slide show for more info.




This post was modified from its original form on 15 Aug, 23:27
6 years ago

Hi Ariel and Lynn. You both are really in touch with THE DREADED HANDLES! That is awesome, Lynn, that your store has those dispensers. I wish our stores would incorporate that. I've actually felt sick when I've seen little kids sitting in the cart seat and putting their mouths on the handle.

I am also a believer in getting "good dirt" into the system! That's why it's good for little kids to go out and play in the grass, sand, and of course, the "good earth."

I'm glad you are not a germaphobic, Ariel. That would be awful. I've seen Howie Mandel on shows and he tells people right-out that he doesn't shake hands. It would prevent a person from doing so many things in life, and it must be very hard on their family. I can't imagine how stifling that would be.


6 years ago

Cheryl, I always think about the handle on the carts that we use in stores. That's why I carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer in my purse. We have a store here in the states called "Whole Foods". At the door, they have a handy wipe dispenser so that you can clean the handles of the carts. That's a super idea and should be in all stores.

6 years ago

Cheryl, my wife always has hand sanitizer in the car, and I get yelled at because I don't use it after grocery shopping, but I will have to start and get used to it.


I do agree with those that argue you need to come into contact with germs, it helps the immune system fight them off.  I'll never be a germaphobe like Michael Jackson or Howie Mandel.  Germs get in through breaks in the skin or openings, so avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth.

Aug. 15
6 years ago

Wow, Lynn, this is great. You really do a super job of opening a new thread. That 'heartburn' thingy always make me laugh.

It looks like there are three of us, at least, who do the same thing with doorknobs and I haven't had a cold for many many years. (Knock on wood) I can't even remember what it's like to have one.  aa

Another BAD place for germs is the handle on the carts we wheel around the grocery store. I saw a show where they tested the germs on those handles and there is just about every conceivable germ you can think of, even e-coli! I keep a container of 'wet wipes' in my car and can hardly wait to get to it. Think about it - from the grocery store to our front/back doorknob, into the kitchen - even if we wash our hands at that point we've still contaminated a number of areas and the bags, even if we use cloth bags, which I do. I don't think we have OCD to be conscious of these things. Now, I bet you guys will be thinking about this next time you go shopping.

Gosh, Lynn, I remember chalamine lotion being used all the time when I was a kid - mosquito bites, scrapes, chicken pox - for example. It's good stuff, and I think that's amazing it worked so well on the cold sores you used to get. It has a drying agent in it that really helps.

I'm going to have to look around and think up more things for this thread!


Take This Mineral to Stop Age-Related Illness
6 years ago
By RealAge

What's in your multivitamin? You may be missing out on a major antiager if it doesn't have this mineral: selenium.

In recent research, even small, hardly noticeable deficiencies in this trace mineral have been linked to a rogues' gallery of age-related maladies, from cancer and heart disease to dementia.

Silent Deficiency
Serious selenium deficiency in the United States is rare. But in a new study, scientists found evidence that slight deficiencies -- so slight they wouldn't have any immediate clinical effect on the body -- could hurt people down the road. It's all due to what the researchers call triage theory.

Emergency Room Theory
According to triage theory, your body is like a busy emergency room -- the most critical systems get attention first. So if you're not consuming enough selenium, the things critical to your survival will be first in line to get fed the mineral. But if you run out of selenium, less critical functions will go without. And although those neglected functions aren't required for you to stay alive right now, they likely have important roles in long-term health. (Related: Meet another multitasking, antiaging mineral.)

Host of Helpers
Those other functions that miss out on selenium when you're running short? They probably have a lot to do with reducing the risk of age-related illnesses. In fact, scientists think they may have already identified at least a handful of those functions -- like healthy brain function and resistance to disease. Basically, scientists suspect that selenium may help run mechanisms that make natural heart-protective, brain-protective, cell-protective, anti-inflammatory antioxidants. (Related: Watch this video to find out what fruits and vegetables have the most antioxidants.)

Stock Up
In the United States, selenium deficiency is more common among the elderly and those already in poor health. A supplement is an easy way to ensure you get enough, but if you prefer to get yours the natural way, snack on a couple of brazil nuts. Nutritional content of the nuts can vary, but you can generally expect to get your daily selenium needs from two to four nuts. (Related: Find out the best place to keep your vitamins. And, yes, it makes a difference!)


6 years ago

I know,'re still a little kid. That's the best way to be. I don't act my age because I still think young!


I do the same thing you do when I go into a restroom. I use a paper towel to open the door and for the bathroom fixtures. That's where most of the germs are and people don't realize that when they wash their hands and then touch the bathroom fixtures and the door, they're putting the germs right back on their hands.


I don't want to jinx myself but I haven't had a cold in about 15 years. Achoooo (just kidding!)

6 years ago

Great idea for a thread, Lynn!!!

For starters though, I am not growing old, I get younger, or at least stay the same ....... alright, I still act childish, ok?    

I avoid as much as possible touching doorknobs, especially restrooms, and bathroom fixtures.  After washing my hands I use the paper towel to turn the doorknob, or use the back of my hand, and rarely have I had a cold or the flu.  I started about 5 years ago, and it is great to not get sick so often.

6 years ago

Every once in a while, when I get really stressed (it could be good stress, like in the planning of my wedding, so many years ago), I get a viral sore that used to be called a "cold sore". It really is called Herpes Symplex I and is a sore that usually manifests itself near the face. I started getting it in my teens and no doctor or pharmacist knew what medication would heal it. Most of the time, the greasy meds that the doctors gave me, only spread the virus and it would go from my chin to my shoulder if I slept with my chin on my shoulder.

I got it again on my honeymoon. We were on a cruise and the ship's doctor told me to come to his office because he had come across a medication in Africa that he knew would help me. I went to his office and he produced a bottle of plain chalamine lotion!!  He was joking about Africa.  The chalamine lotion, which you can get over the counter at any pharmacy, dried up the oozy sore. It scabbed over while soothing the itch. When the scab fell off my skin was shiny and new.  I have been using chalamine lotion for many things, ever since.

Does anyone have a similar experience with alternative medicine? Do you know of certain natural or holistic items that have helped you or someone you know?  If you do, let us know. We'd love to hear from you.

6 years ago
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