Category Archives: Health

Boron for Health

By Cat, July 2012 (duplicated on catsfork.com, Oct 2018); Image, right, from Amazon (1) Growing up in the 50s and 60s, I am very familiar with the 20 Mule Team Borax ads for the TV show “Death Valley Days” hosted by … Continue reading

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Using Selenomethionine for cats

By Cat, Oct 2018 (Photo, right, by Cat) I’ve been updating my article on Beware of Toxic Sodium-Selentie in Pet Food as I try to find a source of cat food that uses Selenium-Yeast (Se-Yeast) instead of the toxic sodium selenite … Continue reading

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Good (Healthful) vs Bad (Not-Healthful) Fats and Oils

By Cat, July 20, 2018 (Image, right and below from The Real Skinny on Fat (1)) Check out the infographic (1), below (or see pdf version: GoodBadFats-infographic).  I do have a few comments about items in this infographic, also below. See … Continue reading

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Making real soap at home

By Cat, May 2008, moved to it’s own page July 2018 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Real soap, such as what you can make at home, has many advantages over commercial “soaps” that are not soap at all, but rather … Continue reading

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Artificial Trans-Fats no longer Recognized as Safe

By Cat, June 18, 2018 (I originally published this post on The EssentiaList) (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) This is GREAT news! The FDA finalized its determination in 2015, and it became official today, June 18, 2018. Why the delay? … Continue reading

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Detox soup from Thanksgiving leftovers

By Cat, June 14, 2018 (Photo, right, from Wikipedia, but I’ve lost the link) I’ve been following online health docu-series that feature Functional Medicine practitioners; one of the things that is consistent in all these series is the importance of … Continue reading

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Ginger Expectorant, Cough Syrup, Decongestant Recipes

By Cat, June 3, 2018 (Image, right, from Lisa’s Project Blog (2)) Expectorants and decongestants help us get rid of respiratory debris from the action of our immune system against seasonal allergies, colds and flu viruses, etc.; they aid in clearance … Continue reading

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Clove Bud Oil Expectorant

By Cat, June 2, 2018 (Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Expectorants help us get rid of respiratory debris from the action of our immune system against seasonal allergies, colds and flu viruses, etc.; they aid in clearance of mucus from the … Continue reading

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Nettle Tea

By Cat, June 2, 2018 (image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) If you are familiar with nettles, you will know that their leaves can really give you a sore sting. But there are ways to gather and prepare them to avoid … Continue reading

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Mucus: What it Means, by color

By Cat, June 2, 2018 (image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Every spring and winter I have an abundance of mucus. Sometimes it comes out my nose and other times as post-nasal drip. It’s usually clear in color, but sometimes yellow or … Continue reading

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