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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Aug. 2011 - Almost exactly one year to date following the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico - which has become known worldwide as the most impactful environmental disaster in US History - more discerning news is being brought to the forefront regarding our fisheries, and the "successfully sealed" BP oil rig leak.
August, 2010.

 
The seafood, which the FDA so confidently reassured the world of, in August of 2010, was safe for human consumption, is now testing way outside of established governmental parameters, and people up and down the coastal line impacted by the spill are testing positive for Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), arsenic, and other heavy metals known to cause serious ill-effects to humans as well as other land dwelling mammalian life, coastal bird species, and more.

Simple solution to what may now be an unsolveable end result?  Random, repeated testing of the fisheries various inhabitants from crustaceans and bivalves, to the larger game fish, marine mammals and the like....sequentially documenting any increase in harmful elements providing the world's seafood lovers with a head's up warning against consumption, rather than an "oops we made a mistake" a year later when innumerable numbers of people are now facing serious health issues related to their consumption of tainted seafood..

How many more mistakes can be made before every ounce of the life remaining in our environment is bled out? NF, 2011




Gulf Oil Spill Updates - the damage has only just begun to show its ugly face



The Cleanup Continues
Remember earlier this month when the government said it thought only a quarter of the oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster was still in the water? Think again. Two new studies conclude things are still quite dire in the Gulf, estimating not only that 79 percent of the 4.1 million barrels of oil spilled are still lurking below the surface, but that oil has also settled to the seafloor in critical fish spawning grounds at above toxic levels.
A University of Georgia analysis of the estimates made by the government earlier this month came to very different conclusions. Those estimates were largely misinterpreted, the researchers said, and the idea that three-quarters of the oil from the spill has already disappeared is absurd.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Where hope floats...truth can be found!


“Have you ever lost anything Bronx?  Your purse, your car keys?  Well, it’s rather like that now you have it, now you don‘t..."  Sean Connery, Medicine Man 1992
--my favorite line from the 1992 movie Medicine Man starring Sean Connery referring to his "lost" notes, his only evidence and replication method for a cure for cancer he discovered in the Amazon Rainforest…

Well, losing my purse or car keys would have made for a great day considering what my days of recent have entailed.  Pretty sad, the state of mankind when more people would rise to the occasion and help you find your purse or your car keys, but will turn their backs and run the opposite direction if you ask for help finding answers to a health issue that you know to be VERY REAL!!!  
In fact, even with evidence in hand - as my notes haven't been lost - it's been an emotional uphill battle trying to find anyone in the medical field to listen, much less provide a diagnosis for what seems to be undiagnosable.


Health Tip - Essential Oils, a natural remedy


I am not a medical professional, and the following is by no means medical advice.  It is simply health tips/tricks that I've learned through trial and error in my own home with my own family members.  Please consult a physician before implementing any of the recommendations as each   case is unique and what works for one, may be harmful to another. When in doubt, check it out!

The following excerpt was taken from Love Rainbows and Butterflies

"Cedar Oil is a natural Bactericide, Fungicide, Mildicide. Stimulant, Relaxant,  and Invigorate.
Can be used as a mold, spore and allergen retardant, sterilization agent and sleep aid.
It dramatically helps with ADD syndrome. asthma, upper respiratory problems,. sinusitis,

Springtails, and their relationship to fungi - Part Two of a continuing, informational series
So, exactly where will you find Springtails?  Anywhere there is “soil” and moisture!  And, even better, where there is “soil,” moisture, and fungi (mold).   The term soil is being used loosely, as the elements of soil vary widely (i.e., soil is the end result of the decomposition of matter).

A walk, never to be taken...

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Space, truly the final frontier. While so much has been discovered in just our infinitesimal time, our knowledge, in comparison to the vastness of what lies beyond, is minuscule. Our journey through, one, which for this time, is merely taken through the photo-optic eyes of our world's deepest explorers. 
Our presence, a mere star on the vastly speckled horizon of the deepest ocean we've yet to sail. --Nellina Fejh 2011


The Good Life


This is how the present life of man on earth appears to me in comparison to that which is unknown to us. You are sitting feasting with your ealdormen and thegns in winter time; the fire is burning on the hearth in the middle of the hall and all inside is warm, while outside the wintry storms of rain and snow are raging; and a sparrow flies swiftly through the hall. It enters in at one door and quickly flies through the other. For the few moments it

Monday, August 29, 2011

Springtails, and their relationship to fungi - Part One of a continuing, informational series
Springtails are one of over 6000 different insect-like, prehistoric parasites belonging to kingdom Animalia (Arthropoda: Hexapoda: Entognatha).  They are tiny, wingless creatures - most less than 6 mm long.  Though closely related to insects, they are not considered “true” insects.  Their scientific name, Collembola is derived from the Greek “coll” which means glue, and “embol” meaning wedge, because of a peg-like structure that is found on the underside of their bodies, which, at one time, was thought to act like an adhesion device. A small, forklike jumping organ called the furcula, also located on the abdominal region, is how these creatures came to be known as Springtails, for this structure literally acts like a spring when used, propelling the parasite

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Springtails and mold: Getting "up to speed" Part Two


Springtails, and their relationship to fungi - Part Two of a continuing, informational series
So, exactly where will you find Springtails?  Anywhere there is “soil” and moisture!  And, even better, where there is “soil,” moisture, and fungi (mold).   The term soil is being used loosely, as the elements of soil vary widely (i.e., soil is the end result of the decomposition of matter).