My neighbor is trying to grow avocados. We are a little far north for
them. 300 miles south I could get away with it and have figs too but
here it is normally too cold during the winter. My neighbor has his next
to a hot tub and I think he tents it on cold nights. Lilly, my shepard,
liberates them from the compost pile. She doesn't seem to care about the
Do you feel you are getting any results from the first three? Lower
tri-glycerides, cholesterol or, BP?
All I know is from
http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Gynostemma+pentaphyllum . I
don't have a lot of faith but what the hell. I'll give it a go.
and another one I didn't mention is passion flower
Sounds like your closer to sustainability than I am. I had to truck in a
yard of compost, a half yard of sand and, a yard of horse manure. to get
this effect and, if I don't stay on top of it, it will be back to
concrete in no time.
Here and now, bro'. Here and now. (If you want a good cry, "The Island"
by Aldous Huxley. Should have been called Paradise Lost but that name
was already taken.) Nice thing with the garden (besides the awesome
flavor of fresh food) is that the measuring and mixing is a great
education for anybody, especially kids. You get math and physics by
figuring surface area and volumes, learn some chemistry and botany, pick
up some Greek and Latin roots and prefixes which are used in all the
European languages. You get exercise and you learn cooperation, not only
with each other but with nature as well, re: ecology. Lord, I think
we've found the "Golden Brick Road":-)
Oh, I still make my pilgrimages to Kaiser to talk to their seers but I
am looking for alternatives. Anything but giving up my "wee drop" in the
evening and, losing weight. At least our culture isn't so nuts over
over-weight men, as they are about over-weight women. It's just freakin'
amazing what the media does to us. If anything, I'm just trying to keep
"Big Pharma" honest. I didn't say I would succeed but, I gotta' try.
Keep bangin' those pots.
Good on you and congrats.
On my mothers side I'm Scot-English. The first we know of her ancestors
were that they were Dickersons and had a hardware store in Maryland
until the Revolution. Being good Tories, they moved to New Brunswick and
took up in the small town of Macadam, now best know for their aggregate
surfaces. Mom came to California in the 30's where she took up with a
terrible man (my dad) and made him the object of pity (at least in the
family). She would have been a Bush Republican. I apparently developed
anti-bodies to Republicanism (although I always did like Barry
Goldwater). But I digress . . .
May the wind always be at your back and,
the road rise to meet your feet.
To the garden and them pepper plants.
Coloribus gustibus non disputatum (mostly)
Valerian and Hawthorne do give me a very modest drop in BP. I take it
upon faith that hawthorn also has a tonic and strnghtening effect upon
the CV system. I have gotten the greatest drop in BP from addition
of 450mg magnesium and enough potassium (with what it eat in food) to
equal approx 4000mg. I supplement potassium with No-Salt... potassium
chloride...1/4 tsp = 650mg. The KCl and magnesium have had the
greatest effect. I also try and eat diuretic doods and take and
herbal diuretic that helps. I would like to see test results between
commercially raised produce and home produced, comparing micronutrient
and mineral values. I wonder if higher incidences of several common
diseases and syndromes are the result of lowered levels as a result of
I dropped my BP from a high of 185/115 to a less "intense" level of
145/95. Were I to exercise more and drop the stones I *know* it
would go lower.
Anyhoo, like you, I am not going to give up the wee drop and weight
loss is, uh, difficult. For sure I need to loose *several* stone,
As far as lowering tri-g or cholesterol, once again, I believe what
the herbal healers claim. I have BP monitor and fingerstick for BG.
Some would state that this is an unwise approach to health, but that's
OK. It is my choice.
Indeed we have!!
Yes, this is what Molly wanted from all of us!
BTW, nice subject lines.
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