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Fathers Who Harm

Father's Day has become a more highlighted day of celebration than when I was a child. My father was born in 1927 and lived a pretty long life: he died in 2013, a few months into his 86th year. He was not a bad father. He did struggle with alcohol addiction and was imperfect in other ways, but he was basically loving and kind. He was a workaholic, so we did not have access to him for emotional affirmation, but he told me in his old age that he always loved everything about us kids and felt sad that he had not been a better parent, and he was sorry he was most of all that he had not spent more time with us.  Other men in my family– my grandfathers, my husband, son, uncles, brother– have all shown themselves to be good guys and have adult children whom they love(d) and who love them back.  But I think to myself, having been a social worker to women and children who fled lives with men who put them and their children through Hell, that there are probably a fair number of children, te

Slap Dash Facebook Christmas Shortbread, GlutenFree or Regular Unbleached Flour Cookies

  Okay, this is a bit of an experiment (much of my baking is, alas) since I don't have the necessary ingredients as per my preferred recipe via google. So.... I begin by: (1) Boiling a small potato (peeled, cut in half) -- sounds goofy, but I learned about using spuds in all sorts of dessert recipes from a recipe book I brought back from Newfoundland and gave to my sister-in-law years ago-- wonder if she ever tried any of the spud recipes? (2) Cream together about 1 C. of Coconut Oil, 1 C. of Coconut Sugar, and the soft boiled spud (okay- the heck is boiled out of it-- no vitamins here, folks, just starch) Let's see if these become shortbread or just some yukky mess with potato in it.... if they are worth re-producing, I will silver-wrap you about 6 teeny little cookie gems-- the way they parcel them out in gluten-free sample shops... I'm just that exquisite with my baking... (sarcasm emoji) The stupid potato isn't really boiling-- what's with that? Put so

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Research shows that the heart is supported by the use of Diatomaceous Earth- - that cholesterol is kept in balance and the many nutrients in DE -- silica, calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, and other trace minerals-- all work to build and maintain healthy heart tissue and function.

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The tiny fossilized phytoplanton skeletons in Diatomaceous Earth are known as diatoms and are silica-rich particles. Silica is important in bone metabolism and the formation of our joints. It is also thought to be significant in the health and formation of connective tissues. A study from 2007 in the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging points to the good possibility that consuming a teaspoon (progressing up to a maximum of 1 tablespoon over time) of Diatomaceous Earth (DE) will help the body override the massive loss of bone density that is known as Osteoporosis, a so-called "Silent Killer" of our contemporary aging population.  For more information about what you can do to avoid and overcome osteoporosis, check out the following sites: www.PCRM.org www.StrongBones.org www.drmcdougall.com Exercise is also a very important facet of maintaining good bone and joint health.  Keep moving!

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Improve and Maintain Healthy Skin with Increased Silica in a daily teaspoon of Diatomaceous Earth: Are you dealing with saggy, tired, sallow skin, acne, rosacea, eczema, dry flakey skin or other skin conditions?   A teaspoon of diatomaceous earth mixed well into a half-glass of water or juice (or a smoothie), once a day will provide you with elastin , a skin-builder in silica (working along with collagen), that will give your skin a firmer look instead of that saggy-ness that happens as we get older.   As silica works to improve your general health, your skin will begin to glow again and most skin diseases will begin to clear up, from inside out.  Expensive skin serums and lotions won't be necessary, thank you! Click to see the NEXT amazing benefits of consuming Diatomaceous Earth:

Why And How To Consume Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth- - hey, isn't that the stuff you lay down in the garden so the undesired bugs will walk through it and their exoskeletons will be penetrated and their interiors will dehydrate, end of bug?  Yes! My husband, Ed, is a  diligent analyst of natural or organic "new" (to him or me) natural substances or theories that might be helpful in addressing health issues, improving or maintaining wellbeing.  Diatomaceous earth-- microscopic fossilized aquatic skeletons in the soil that over time becomes the mineral, silica -- came across his radar screen a couple of years ago (maybe about the same time as we were "oil pulling" with coconut oil until one of my dental crowns was sluiced loose).  Read about all the benefits in the following slideshow-- you'll be amazed! The notion of consuming this chalky white powder that people use as a natural insecticide was not at all attractive to me.  In fact, it was as repugnant as adding baking soda to my tasty