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Co-VID Update: Some Good News, For A Change

Some good news updates about Co-VID, and Jerusalem Post’s Q&A article explaining the Pfizer vaccine (JP has not suppressed any news about the pandemic or vaccine reactions, so I feel this article may be trusted for accuracy).


Corona Virus Q&A.docx

How To Fight Covid At Home

This was shared on a Co-VID support site and may prove helpful, as many folks are sent home without nursing skills or instructions. I would only add:

wash sheets daily;
bathe daily;
spray all surfaces in the bathroom and sick room with Borax water and thyme essential oil;

Gargle 3 x p.d.;
take Vitamin D3 at 4,000 IU with 400mg magnesium citrate, zinc, quercetin, Vitamin A and B Complex;
No dairy, sugar or gluten;
Lots of water – homemade Pedialite recipe below)


No one ever talks about how to fight Covid at home. I came down with Covid in November. I went to the hospital, running a fever of 103, a rapid heart beat, and other common symptoms that come with Covid. While I was there they treated me for the high fever, dehydration and pneumonia.

The doctor sent me home to fight Covid with two prescriptions – Azithromycin 250mg & Dexamethason 6mg. When the nurse came in to discharge me, I asked her, "What can I do to help fight this at home?"

She said, “Sleep on your stomach at all times with Covid. If you can’t sleep on your stomach because of heath issues sleep on your side. Do not lay on your back no matter what because it smashes your lungs and that will allow fluid to set in.

Set your clock every two hours while sleeping on your stomach, then get out of bed and walk for 15-30 min, no matter how tired or weak that you are. Also move your arms around frequently, it helps to open your lungs. Breathe in thru your nose, and out thru your mouth. This will help build up your lungs, plus help get rid of the Pneumonia or other fluid you may have.

When sitting in a recliner, sit up straight – do not lay back in the recliner, again this will smash your lungs. While watching TV – get up and walk during every commercial.

Eat at least 1 – 2 eggs a day, plus bananas, avocado and asparagus.These are good for Potassium. Drink Pedialyte, Gatorade Zero, Powerade Zero & Water with Electrolytes to prevent you from becoming dehydrated. Do not drink anything cold – have it at room temperature or warm it up. Water with lemon, and little honey, peppermint tea, apple cider are good suggestions for getting in fluids.

No milk products, or pork.

Vitamin’s D3, C, B, Zinc, Probiotic One-Day are good ideas. Tylenol for fever. Mucinex, or Mucinex DM for drainage, plus helps the cough. Pepcid helps for cramps in your legs. One baby aspirin everyday can help prevent getting a blood clot, which can occur from low activity. "

Drink a smoothie of blueberries, strawberries, bananas, honey, tea and a spoon or two of peanut butter.

Not sure if this is true or not but if this helps ONE person then it is worth posting!


In a pitcher put:

1/2 c. orange juice, strained
1T. sugar
1/2 t. pink salt
enough water to make 1 quart/liter

Stir until dissolved before serving.


A brief but potentiallly happy update on Co-VID

Stats were released yesterday about the statistically high prevalence of Co-VID amongst our local black and southeast Asian population in a bedroom community in Southern Ontario – close to 83%.

Studies by the alternative health sector had looked at the global data on Co-VID deaths, which skyrocket among those populations who have dark skin (which not only blocks UV radiation but also Vitamin D levels), especially in those cultures where most of the body is covered and who now live in northern latitudes. A truly concerned medical community would look into this research, and advise all of us who do not spend daily time in the sun, to increase our Vitamin D levels to 1,000 IU in conjunction with 100 mg of magnesium citrate or aspartate, for every 25kg of body weight; this as a potential preventive measure. Other deficiencies in Zinc and Quercetin have been noted, both of which are found in organic greens grown in earth that has not been sterilized by chemicals.However, their absorption may be more difficult in the older population depending on the rest of their dietary habits. However, physicians and dieticians are rarely experts in nutritional chemistry, as are nutritionists and alternative health practitioners such as naturopaths.

Several other studies were done globally with Co-VID 19 patients gargling three times daily, with Betadine in water, Listerine, salt water, and plain water. It was found that in that order, the virus had cleared within six to 24 days. It was interesting to note that not one patient in any of these studies died from Co-VID.

For further information, Google Dr. Co-VID for updated reports by physicians who are on the front lines, educators, and researchers. Some are not restricted to share information restricted by national or state policies mandated by the pharmaceutical industry. Some are alternative health practitioners. In some countries, such people may be prevented from speaking openly about natural approaches to illness since the AMA and CMA in North America have no longer mandates to heal, but to monitor and control symptoms with the use of pharmaceuticals. In countries like Mexico and Japan, however, physicians are free to pursue the healing of their patients.

Hand Sanitizer

I’m on the phones again today, doing intake for the foodbank I help. My goodness, first it was toilet paper, now people are begging for masks and hand sanitizer. I told one lady how to make a mask out of a bandana…maybe I will share that tomorrow. Hand sanitizer is easier.

I have been in the habit of saving TP for years now by simply washing myself after peeing (being a single mother will do that kind of cost-saving to ya) so it’s nothing new to me now. But hand sanitizing is something that is easily solved, but you will have to mask up an make a trip to the drugstore. You will need a squeeze bottle, though, so you might want to hit the dollar store, too. But let me say here at the beginning…essential oils will not sanitize your hands, and those products that claim they will are comprised of high amounts of alcohol. Remember, you cannot use these oils without diluting them, and every crop, let alone batch, are different in their constituents. So use a few drops in your final product, but do not rely on them for disinfecting your surfaces the way their retailers lead you to believe. Here’s your formula:

Hand Sanitizer

200ml 70% isopropyl alcohol
10ml 3% hydrogen peroxide
5ml glycerine
25 drops essential oil or blend (optional; see blend below, if you are into this)

Place these in a very clean squeeze bottle and mix well. This formula is to the WHO standard and will give you the over-60% alcohol necessary to kill the virus. And soap and detergents will break down the viral sheath, so wash well and then rinse well.

Now this is the Thieves Blend I researched many years ago, way before the retailers found out about it, and it is quite nice. I have always made an alcohol mist at 100ml of alcohol with 5ml of the blend, it to carry with me for use in public washrooms, door handles, telephones when collegueas have been sick, and have suggested people spray it around them on flights and carry it with them when they travel. I know it’s helped me greatly. And you should smell the elevator when I go downstairs to collect my mail!

Marseilles Four Thieves Blend

100 drops / 1 t. Cinnamon Bark Oil
200 drops / 2 t. Clove Bud Essential Oil
75 drops / ¾ t. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
175 drops / 1-3/4 t. Lemon Essential Oil
50 drops / ½ t. Rosemary Essential Oil

Put these into a sterile 2-oz. glass bottle, amber or cobalt if possible, and keep in the medicine chest.

North Memorial’s Homemade Healthcare Masks

A quilting physician designed these fitted masks (pattern attached in .PDF format) for medical personnel, and put the tutorial up on YouTube.

Easy to make, they have pockets into which you can insert filters (air furnace filter paper, charcoal, maxi pads, coffee filters, or paper towels in a pinch). She designed them so you don’t have to go outside to purchase anything, just use fabrics around the house, and elastic hair bands or shoe laces.

After wearing them,

.carefully remove and discard the filter;
.wash the mask with soap or detergent (they destroy the virus) ‘skin’;
.hang to dry.

I carry a small bottle of 70% alcohol with me when I leave my apartment and spray everything I need to touch.

Please share this with other people who might want to make them up for their loved ones.

Sylvia Genders

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Hemp CBD for Pain Relief

Hemp CBD for Pain Relief: How CBD Works to Manage Pain

Cannabidiol, generally known as simply CBD is a chemical found in the cannabis Sativa plant aka hemp or marijuana. Cannabis contains over 480 compounds. Of those, around 66 classify as ‘cannabinoids’. CBD and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC happen to be the two most active ones.

Cannabidiol extracted from hemp contains very small traces of THC. CBD products carrying no more than 0.3% THC content is legal for sale and distribution in the US. Cannabidiol derived from marijuana is largely illegal other than a few medical exceptions.

How does it work?

While there are not enough research papers available, cannabidiol does seem to exhibit antipsychotic effects in general as well as in schizophrenia.
One study highlights fMRI results that establish the relationship between CBD’s antipsychotic effects in relation to psychotomimetic effects of delta-THC involving the temporal cortex and striatum, both of which are linked with psychosis.

Interestingly enough, CBD or cannabidiol also tends to block various psychoactive effects that are caused by THC (even though both belong to the family of cannabinoids).

CBD oil for Pain Management – How Effective is It?

There are some research studies and plentiful anecdotes where countless people have found relief from chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, MS, and pain associated with periods and endometriosis with CBD oil.

1. Arthritis pain

Management of arthritis pain continues to be a top reason behind CBD’s popularity and sales. In fact, according to a study published in the European Journal of Pain – the researchers noticed a significant reduction in inflammation and pain markers after administering CBD oil on rats with arthritis for 4 days.

The study was a definite success and an indication of the possible future of CBD for pain management. A lot of people do use it as an herbal remedy for painful episodes. But, there’s a need for more elaborate studies on humans to confirm these findings and make them official.

2. Endometriosis and Period Cramps

Endometriosis – one of the most common and painful diseases remains largely understudied. It’s often dubbed as ‘the mystery disease’. Being a highly painful condition, many women struggle with finding a natural or medical remedy to fight the often paralyzing pain.

It has been noticed – based on plentiful anecdotes and online mentions that many women do find a great deal of comfort after using CBD oil while dealing with endometriosis and period pain often dubbed as ‘killer cramps’.

3. Epilepsy

This is probably the only condition that is officially treated using CBD. That’s right. Not long ago, the FDA approved the first-ever mainstream drug designed to treat epilepsy made from cannabidiol. It’s good news because that shows more research is going into studying the therapeutic benefits of CBD. Episodes of epileptic seizures can be rather painful for which the said medicine carrying CBD can be helpful.

4. MS (Multiple Sclerosis)

A common autoimmune disease, MS affects the entire body through nerves that connect to the brain. Among the most common symptoms of MS is muscle spasm which can be quite significant in an occasional patient.

According to this particular report – the application of CBD oil on a short-term basis showed a reduction in the levels and the intensity of spasticity that the subjects felt. Many people reported feeling less pain, which is why there’s a need for more studies to further verify and establish these findings.

5. General chronic pain

Based on the compilation of results coming from studies and their systematic reviews covering dozens of trials – it becomes conclusively evident that cannabis could indeed effectively manage chronic pain in an ‘au naturale’ way.

According to the above research, the application of CBD oil could reduce inflammation and pain markers.

The research further stipulated that subjects did not develop any kind of tolerance to CBD effects thus eliminating the need to up the dose regularly.

A word of caution

We already mentioned that other than Epidiolex, no other CBD product can be sold in the U.S. for any medical claims or therapeutic benefits.

Therefore, it’s imperative that you buy CBD oils and products based on hemp; preferably IHF LLC Hemp flower. Also, make sure it carries no less than 0.3% THC for the same might be illegal and may also induce unexpected effects.

By The Way…

I have a cooking blog at http://www.ShuckysKitchen.Wordpress.com if you would like to take a gander. The recipes are usually very simple and easy to make, very tasty, and some are very helpful; for example, I have a .PDF you can download on Keto breads, the recipes of which I’ve been collecting for a while. There are recipes to make with kids, and for kids, like edible play dough, and non-edible silly putty.

I have substitutions for people who have to switch up their diets but still want recipes for comfort foods they love, and some very unusual recipes thrown into the mix, too.

So check it out!