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How to protect your skin from summer’s sun – without sunscreen

By Cat, June 2019 I have what is called an “allergy to the sun,” which means that I break out in a rash, get a bad headache and digestive upset when I am in the mid-day sun too long. It … Continue reading

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Detox from Toxic Heavy Metals

By Cat, Feb 2019 (June 2019: moved from original article: Detoxing from Toxic Heavy Metals and Other Toxins) Some heavy metals are good for you (up to a point), such as copper, iron, selenium, zinc, and more. For these, it … Continue reading

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Wassail and Hot Mulled Cider: Traditional Holiday beverages

By Cat, Christmas 2017 These are traditional warming beverages at Christmastime or winter in general, along with Eggnog or Tom & Jerry. Speaking of the latter, my Mom used to make the Tom and Jerry batter using fresh eggs and … Continue reading

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Fat Soluble Vitamin A

By Cat, June 2007; Updated May 2019 It is difficult to talk about Vitamin A without also discussing Vitamin D, as they are so intricately linked, metabolically, and are both fat soluble. Unfortunately, combining them in one article made it too … Continue reading

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Scalp and Facial Eczema: Seborrheic Dermatitis

By Cat, June 2019 Eczema is usually a sign the liver is over-worked, so it sends toxins to be excreted through the skin, resulting in irritation of the skin. This is usually a sign of a food sensitivity or other … Continue reading

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Homemade Salicylic Acid Shampoo (for Seborrheic Dermatitis – Dandruff)

By Cat, June 2019 (image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) A few weeks ago, I noticed a lot of itchiness on my face, ears and scalp. And then dandruff and redness with scaly areas on each side of my nose (near … Continue reading

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Does Commercial, Ultra-pasteurized Milk Make You Sick?

By Cat, originally on my old blog, September 25, 2007 (original source of photo, right, has been lost; this is a copy from my old blog) Back in the 1950s when I was a kid, a refrigerator without milk, butter, … Continue reading

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Weight Problems: Obesity 101

by Cat,  June 2007; updated May 2019 Do you cringe when your doctor casually describes you as obese? You object, “But I’m only 35 pounds overweight!  I’m just a little plump!”  The doc responds, “You’re 30% overweight and your BMI* … Continue reading

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Braised Spring Vegetables, with Herbs

By Cat, May 2019 (image, right, from Wikimedia Commons, and below left from Wikimedia Commons) Over the years of testing others’ advice on how to prepare vegetables, especially leafy greens: raw, steamed, and boiled, I eventually reverted to the method … Continue reading

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The Vital Importance of Sunlight

by Cat,  March 2008; updated April 2019 While sunlight is not part of a diet that you ingest, it is a vitally important part of your body’s overall diet, and how much sunlight you get affects every aspect of your … Continue reading

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