All of us are affected by covid19

Our friends and family got Covid, some survived. We pray for the spirit of those who died, may they rest in peace and forever be remembered by their love ones.

My niece, GF and insurance agent got positive test from covid, they rested and got well. All the time, we are worried for the worse might come. Thank God that they survived.

Today, one of my insurance agent in Socal was tested positive with Covid.

My tips: warm water with salt, Vitamin C, zinc, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin D and E, selenium, melatonin, magnesium and essential oil of euclyptus mixed in coconut oil.

Rest, be brave and strong and fight the virus with rest, sleep, warm drink of salt and other whole foods such as fresh pineapple, papaya, kiwi and beef broth with lots of garlic, ginger, carrots, apples, celery.

Warm drink: ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, oregano, nutmeg, salt, turmeric

Stay in the sun during daytime.

Get well to us all.

How do we provide comfort to our seniors in pain?

It has been 5 weeks that I and other caregivers are taking care of a 92 year old with Dementia, leg and knee pain and depression. After 5 weeks, she grimaces less and complain less of pain as we provide comforting words and massages to her. She likes the hugs and comforting words as she lives alone , feeling like abandoned for many years.

We use all kinds of massage oil from coconut oil with fresh ginger and turmeric powder to Desitin, as she is bed-ridden and can be prone to bed sores. Sunlight is very important to her to remove her blues and move her from bed to wheelchair with exercise. It warms her body and she loves to be in the sun.

We are hoping to help her live for 10 more years as she is unmedicated. We cook gourmet meals from healthy soups, scrambled eggs with lots of onions and garlic. She does not like to eat sugar and eats in small servings.

Now she is triving and able to live with less pain in her knees and legs as we massage her 3x a day. Call 408-854-1883 for loving caregivers who massage your seniors and provide real comfort, free from pain and uses holistic care.

We ensure she has turmeric and ginger capsules and Vitamin B complex. We also have calcium and magnesium and melatonin to help her sleep. She has no constipation.

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Vitamin B complex helps relieve pain.

Benfothiamine – Benfotiamine reduces elevated levels of intracellular glucose and alters the body’s biochemical response to the toxic breakdown products of excess sugar. It is helpful for those suffering from neuropathy because B vitamin is crucial for repairing nerve damage.
Riboflavin – Our bodies need vitamin B2 or riboflavin to help break down proteins, fats and carbohydrates. It plays a vital role in maintaining the body’s energy supply. It also helps in the regeneration of glutathione; an enzyme that rids the body of free radicals alleviating glucose related stress conditions and chronic fatigue.
Rutin – Rutin is a bioflavanoid with strong antioxidant properties.
It also nutritionally supports the pancreas and helps other B vitamins do their job, making an all rounded dietary supplement to boost nerve function and regeneration.
Vitamin B6 – B6 is essential for the proper function of sugars, fats, and proteins in the body. It is also required for the proper growth and development of the brain, nerves, skin, and many other parts of the body. So vital to your health!
Vitamin B12 – Is needed for healthy nerve cell activity and DNA replication that is found in clinically advised amounts in Neurabic. Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that keeps your nerves and red blood cells healthy. It is possible for the body to develop a vitamin B12 deficiency. This deficiency is usually reported with symptoms of fatigue.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) – Involved in metabolic pathways that influence weight control and plays a crucial role in regulating energy metabolism and metabolizing fats and carbohydrates. Vitamin B5 is also important in maintaining a healthy digestive tract, and it helps the body use other vitamins, particularly B2 or riboflavin.
Acetyl – L – Carnitine – Used by your body to support healthy nerve fibers, it works in alleviating symptoms, particularly nerve related pain and pain from touch. Acetyl-L-Caritine also helps the body turn fat into energy.
Gingko Biloba – Has amazing qualities exhibiting anti-diabetic activities in a variety of clinical studies. Ginkgo has shown to help people who experience leg pain when they walk due to poor bloodflow, allowing them to walk farther. Ginkgo biloba has been used medicinally for thousands of years which has remarkable healing virtues that have been recorded as far back as 2800B.C
Choline – Choline (2-hydroxy-N,N,N-trimethylethanaminium) is a water soluble nutrient that is closely related to the B complex of Vitamins. While your body naturally makes a small amount of this compound, we require external sources from our diet and supplements in order to meet our daily needs.
Inositol – When combined with choline, Inositol helps in relieving mild symptoms of hypertension and improves nerve transmission. This is particularly important for patients suffering from neuropathy having damaged nerves thus interfering with critical signals causing considerable pain and discomfort.
Niacin – Niacin, also called vitamin B-3, is a vitamin your body needs for a variety of functions, especially the metabolism of energy from food. Niacin is water-soluble, so your body cannot store it and you need to make sure you get enough every day. According to the Linus Pauling Institute, a niacin deficiency is called pellagra, and it can result in nerve damage that causes neurological symptoms. Without enough niacin, your nerves are unable to maintain healthy functions, leaving your nervous system susceptible to damage. A chronic deficiency in niacin leading to widespread nerve damage can result in a variety of symptoms in addition to peripheral neuropathy symptoms, including headaches, fatigue and memory loss.

 

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DIY Mosquito and bug spray or oil mix

Citronella, lemongrass oil, and peppermint oil have been known to be effective bug deterrents for many years. Many people also consider pure vanillin to be effective against mosquitoes. But vanilla combined with citronella, lemongrass oil, and peppermint oil – now there’s a smart combination.

Citronella: Oil of citronella has been used for over 50 years as an insect repellent. It protects you from insects without harming or killing them. Citronella’s distinctive odor may make it difficult for pests to locate a host. Oil of citronella has been used extensively since 1948 without reports of adverse side effects or concern.

Lemongrass Oil: Lemongrass oil is an herb widely cultivated in the tropics and subtropics, long appreciated for its ability to repel insects. It has an amazingly fresh, earthy and lemony scent. The amount of citral, the aldehyde responsible for its lemon scent, determines its quality.

If you have sensitivity to lemongrass, please do not use this product.

Peppermint Oil: Researchers in India – a nation with a large mosquito problem – discovered that peppermint oil is effective as more than a flavoring or digestive aid. It also repels adult mosquitoes and kills the larvae. It has been particularly effective against the Anopheles culicifacies mosquito, which is a tyrannical menace in the northern plains of India.

Vanillin: Vanillin (the real deal, not imitation vanilla!) is also considered a substance that keeps bugs at bay, and is included in the Bug Spray formulation.

Oregano herb can reduce methane from cow farts and save the planet

oregano 2“Methane produced by livestock farming accounts for around 18 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions in the form of flatulence and belching, according to official estimates.

“But researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark believe they may be able to reduce this by feeding co[w]s oregano to alter the balance of bacteria in their digestive systems.”

Senior researcher, Dr. Kai Grevsen, said: “Oregano has essential oils with a mild antimicrobial called carvacrol, which can kill some of the bacteria in the cow’s rumen that produce methane.”

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/054252_methane_gas_cow_farts_oregano.html#ixzz4FY0NdVcv

Grevsen says another major difference is that his team will use “Greek oregano,” which has a significantly higher concentration of belch-suppressing essential oil than oregano used in earlier research. They hope this oregano feed could reduce methane emissions by up to 25 percent.

And, if it works, there’s (buttercream) icing on the cake:

“A cow loses a lot of energy in releasing all this methane,” explains Grevsen. “By blocking the bacteria, the energy that doesn’t get lost can be used by the cow to produce more milk.”

There is also the question of what this will taste like. Grevsen hasn’t tried any oregano-milk — yet — but he assures that those earlier studies found no hints of pizza or spaghetti in the final product. He says there is even some evidence that oregano changes the composition of fatty acids, creating a better-quality milk. Whether that remains true with the “turbo-powered” oregano is yet to be taste-tested.

Oregano is an important culinary herb, used for the flavour of its leaves, which can be more flavourful when dried than fresh. It has an aromatic, warm, and slightly bitter taste, which can vary in intensity. Good-quality oregano may be strong enough almost to numb the tongue, but cultivars adapted to colder climates often have a lesser flavor. Factors such as climate, season, and soil composition may affect the aromatic oils present, and this effect may be greater than the differences between the various species of plants. Among the chemical compounds contributing to the flavour are carvacrol, thymol, limonene, pinene, ocimene, and caryophyllene.

Oregano

Oregano’s most prominent modern use is as the staple herb of Italian-American cuisine. Its popularity in the US began when soldiers returning from World War II brought back with them a taste for the “pizza herb”,[11] which had probably been eaten in southern Italy for centuries. There, it is most frequently used with roasted, fried, or grilled vegetables, meat, and fish. Oregano combines well with spicy foods popular in southern Italy. It is less commonly used in the north of the country, as marjoram generally is preferred.

The herb is widely used in cuisines of the Mediterranean Basin, the Philippines, and Latin America.

In Turkish cuisine, oregano is mostly used for flavoring meat, especially for mutton and lamb. In barbecue and kebab restaurants,[clarification needed] it can be usually found as a condiment, together with paprika, salt, and pepper.

The dried and ground leaves are most often used in Greece to add flavor to Greek salad, and is usually added to the lemon-olive oil sauce that accompanies fish or meat grills and casseroles.

Oregano is used in the southern Philippines to eliminate the odor of carabao or water buffalo when boiling it, while simultaneously imparting flavor.

Folk medicine

In Austrian folk medicine, oregano was used internally (as tea) or externally (as ointment) for treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, and nervous system.

In 2005, the US Federal Trade Commission brought legal action against a firm that had claimed oil of oregano treated colds and flu, and that oil of oregano taken orally treated and relieved bacterial and viral infections and their symptoms,[13] saying the representations were false or were not substantiated at the time the representations were made, and that they were therefore a deceptive practice and false advertisements.[14] The final stipulation on the matter said no representation as to any health benefit could be made without “…competent and reliable scientific evidence…”.

Oregano contains polyphenols, including numerous flavones.

The essential oil of oregano is composed primarily of monoterpenoids and monoterpenes, with the relative concentration of each compound varying widely across geographic origin and other factors. Over 60 different compounds have been identified, with the primary ones being carvacrol and thymol ranging to over 80%, while lesser abundant compounds include p-cymene, γ-terpinene, caryophyllene, spathulenol, germacrene-D, β-fenchyl alcohol and δ-terpineol.

Drying of the plant material affects both quantity and distribution of volatile compounds, with methods using higher heat and longer drying times having greater negative impact. A sample of fresh whole plant material found to contain 33 g/kg dry weight (3.1 g/kg wet) decreased to below a third after warm-air convection drying. Much higher concentrations of volatile compounds are achieved towards the end of the growing season.[19]

Research

Oregano oil is under research for its potential use on foods or skin as an antibacterial agent. It is also tested for its ability to reduce the methane production in cows, which emit 70-120kg of the greenhouse gas per year per cow.

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Oregano (Scientific name: Origanum vulgare) is also known as Wild Marjoram, Mountain Mint, Origanum, Wintersweet and Winter Marjoram. This erectly spreading plant has strong aromatic characteristics, with leaves and stems that are fleshy. The leaves of oregano are heart-shaped, with toothed edges, and which, grow for up to 9 meters in length. In other countries, the plant is primarily used as a culinary ingredient. However, in countries like the Philippines, Oregano is a known herbal medicine for its strong anti-oxidant properties. Oregano contains a rosmarinic acid compound, thymol, and carvacrol that are responsible for its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Oregano also contains flavinoids, triterpenoids, sterols, vitamin C, and vitamin A. Its anti-bacterial properties have been proven by recent studies to treat infections of the reproductive tracts, and which make it ideal to be given to women who have just given birth.

The volatile oils in oregano and its properties are believed to be responsible for slowing the process of spoilage of food and thus minimizing the risk of ingesting harmful bacteria, parasites and fungi.

The anti-oxidant properties of oregano helps fight free radicals in the body that cause cellular damage and accelerate ageing. Free radicals are believed to be involved with many degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis and heart diseases, to name a few.

The most useful parts of this plant are its leaves. The extracts and juices of such are used for asthma, dyspepsia, chronic coughs, bronchitis, and rheumatism. Ear aches have also been proven to be cured by the infusion prepared from its leaves. The leaves relieve painful swellings, boils, and sprains, when their poultices are applied directly to the affected area.

 Health Benefits of Oregano:

  • Good for cough and cold relief
  • Helps prevent degenerative arthritis
  • Has Anti-aging properties
  • Helps relieve rheumatism and osteoarthritis
  • Bronchitis herbal remedy
  • Ease asthma attacks
  • Relieves upset stomach
  • Treatment of urinary tract problems
  • Relief for dyspepsia or indigestion
  • Healing wounds, insect bites & stings
  • Cure for sore throat
  • Avoid infections caused by childbirth by taking decoctions of the leaves by the new mother.
  • For general good health

Preparation of Oregano Leaves:

  • Boil one cup of fresh leaves in 3 cups of water for 10 to 15 minutes. Drink half a cup 3 times a day for common colds.
  • For a concentrate, juice the oregano leaves and take 1 tablespoon every hour to relieve chronic coughs, rheumatism, bronchitis, asthma, and dyspepsia.
  • For Insect bites, wounds and stings, apply the leaves as a poultice directly on the afflicted area.
  • For sore throat, boil 2 tablespoonfuls of dried oregano leaves in a pint of water, take 2 hours before or after meals.
  • To prevent degenerative arthritis & for general good health, drink oregano decoction daily.

Sources:

http://www.philippineherbalmedicine.org/oregano.htm

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Oregano is rich in iron. In cooked form, oxalates is removed. It is best eaten with iron rich food in the morning . Too much iron interferes with calcium absorption. Take calcium rich food in the evening.

Magnesium oil, for healthy heart cells, brittle bones, stiff muscles

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More then 300 biochemical reactions in the body involve Magnesium. It maintains normal muscle and nerve function, controls steady heart rhythm , plays an important role in the immune system, and strengthens bones. It helps regulate blood sugar levels, normal blood pressure, and is involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis . There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

A lack of Magnesium may be a major contributor in the case of many common health problems in industrialized countries. Conditions such as mitral valve prolapse, migraine head aches, A.D.D, fibro myalgia, asthma and various allergies have been linked to a Magnesium deficiency. Often several of these conditions will appear in persons with an magnesium deficiency.

When applied to your skin, the absorption of magnesium is the highest.

We become depleted with magnesium as we consume more sugar, alcohol,antibiotics,and other medicines or drugs.

For supplements, calcium and magnesium should be in ratio of 60:40 to be readily absorb by the body and taken in the afternoon to help you sleep. In the morning, we take iron-rich food and taking iron liquid supplements such as Floradix is good in the morning as iron cancels the absorption of calcium and magnesium. Vit C and D also helps in the absorption of these minerals.

So, spray some magnesium oil or make one at home. Louisa Ip has some home-made ones. Email or call me at 408-854-1883 ; motherhealth@gmail.com

Take care of your heart, eat magnesium rich nuts if you do not have allergies to nuts.

My mom’s arthritis pain is lessened by Zyflamend caps that I buy at Whole Foods. I also get her to make a tea from lemon grass. And always buy many kinds of massage oil from apricot oil, coconut oil and others. She finds relief when eating cooked greens, soups with ginger and papaya greens and many veggie and fish dishes. She feels more pain when not working at age 78. She loves her red wine at night. So far, she is only taking on meds, anti-hypertensive. She has good vowel movement and loves all her yams, squash and gardening.

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Connie’s comments: Add a little vinegar and lemon (Vit C) when cooking magnesium and calcium-rich foods to aid in absorption. Soak beans overnight.  Do not overcook greens. Wash produce with diluted vinegar or salt water to remove chemicals/toxins. Calcium and magnesium are present in most nuts. Iron cancels magnesium+calcium absorption.

As we age, our digestive system is not efficient in absorbing magnesium. Add dietary supplements (60% calcium, 40% magnesium with Vit C and D).

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Everyone is a millionaire in Norway

OSLO (Reuters) – Everyone in Norway became a theoretical crown millionaire on Wednesday in a milestone for the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund that has ballooned thanks to high oil and gas prices.

Set up in 1990, the fund owns around 1 percent of the world’s stocks, as well as bonds and real estate from London to Boston, making the Nordic nation an exception when others are struggling under a mountain of debts.

A preliminary counter on the website of the central bank, which manages the fund, rose to 5.11 trillion crowns ($828.66 billion), fractionally more than a million times Norway’s most recent official population estimate of 5,096,300.

It was the first time it reached the equivalent of a million crowns each, central bank spokesman Thomas Sevang said.

Not that Norwegians will be able to access or spend the money, squirreled away for a rainy day for them and future generations. Norway has resisted the temptation to splurge all the windfall since striking oil in the North Sea in 1969.

Finance Minister Siv Jensen told Reuters the fund, called the Government Pension Fund Global, had helped iron out big, unpredictable swings in oil and gas prices. Norway is the world’s number seven oil exporter.

“Many countries have found that temporary large revenues from natural resource exploitation produce relatively short-lived booms that are followed by difficult adjustments,” she said in an email.

The fund, equivalent to 183 percent of 2013 gross domestic product, is expected to peak at 220 percent around 2030.

“The fund is a success in the sense that parliament has managed to put aside money for the future. There are many examples of countries that have mot managed that,” said Oeystein Doerum, chief economist at DNB Markets.

Norway has sought to avoid the boom and bust cycle by investing the cash abroad, rather than at home. Governments can spend 4 percent of the fund in Norway each year, slightly more than the annual return on investment.

Still, in Norway, oil wealth may have made the state reluctant to make reforms or cut subsidies unthinkable elsewhere. Farm subsidies allow farmers, for instance, to keep dairy cows in heated barns in the Arctic.

It may also have made some Norwegians reluctant to work. “One in five people of working age receives some kind of social insurance instead of working,” Doerum said, despite an official unemployment rate of 3.3 percent.