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Lithium; The Support Mineral for the Brain and Nervous System.

 
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The NPK Triad with the Molybdenum and Sulfur Factors.

 
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The Triad of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. The Key to Nutrient Balance.

 

Likely the most important combination and all other nutrient functioning hinges on these 3.

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Caffeine; It's effects in Humans and Animals.

I love to review articles that are related to our application of certain products. In this case it is about Caffeine. Recently in some of my discussions on elements of nutrition I have tried to explain some technical aspects of Caffeine and that Caffeine is simply Nitrogen. Yes, Caffeine is Nitrogen. This so-called “bad” element really is anything but bad in the strictest sense. For example, the air we breathe usually comes in at around 78% Nitrogen and 18% Oxygen and the remaining 4% is everything else contained in the air. 

As with most of these various elements, Caffeine has a bad rap and is generally considered to be addictive and is addictive in a negative addiction if you use any products containing Caffeine. Just keep in mind that this is somewhat of a confusing concept in that we need Nitrogen, read Caffeine, as nitrogen is a really important element in nutrition. However, the key here is, as with any element, to not overdo it or under do it. The key word...

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Fennel, Frankincense, Ginger and Rosemary Essential Oils, Oils for the Elderly.

 
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Nitrogen: General Perspectives.

 
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Thoughts on Blending and Formulations of Oils..

Today I would like to discuss some ideas that are related to Blending and Formulations involving Essential Oils. Please keep in mind that these ideas are based on my experience and not really based on untested theories by people involved on the entrance point of the Dunning-Krugger Chart. I like to think I am across the scale and long past hitting the bottom of the curve. With that, let’s move on to some fun topics. One must also keep in mind that from a technical point of view people that work with essential oils in formulations and blending are Aromachologists. But generally they are called Aromatherapists. In these discussions we will use the general terminology to keep the discussion in terms of what most people are more familiar with. 

 

The lifespan of a formulation;  There are all kinds of formulas and/or recipes with the use of essential oils. Many times these formulations/recipes will have fixed oils in them, or variations of herbs and even at times who...

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Organic Vegetable Production. Market Related.

 
In an article in this month's edition, Jan. 2023, of American Vegetable Grower, page 12 it mentions some statistics. The title of this article is, "How Organic is the Vegetable Industry". Bullet points;
30% of all vegetable growers produce organic crops. Another 8% plan to do so within three years. 43% of organic  vegetable growers are planning to expand acreage within the next year.
For those who grow organic crops, we asked how much of their overall farm is dedicated to organic production. Almost half are all in, giving their entire farm over to organic methods. The percent of those farms that are using organic methods are as follows; less than 10% of their farm, 18%. 10% to 25% of their farm is at 7%. 25% to 50% of their farm is at 8%. 50% to 99% of the farms are at 22% and the farms out there that are doing organics are totally organic is at 45%.
To those farmers growing organics, they asked the question of, "Why Grow Organic?' the number 1 reason at 73% of the...
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Metal Trace Minerals: Their Use in Humans. Overview of Essays # 1-5.

I would like to take a bit of time and make an overall review of the last 5 discussions that we have had on the Metal Trace Minerals. So here goes. 

In Essay #1- We have it titled Introduction and Discussion about Metal Trace Minerals. We talked about a number of trace minerals that used to be considered, in any amount, period. Now as we move forward with better research and better educated people doing the research with an open mind, we find that the old ideas are not really that accurate. We need these many so called toxic trace minerals. But we need them in a minute amount and with corresponding ratios to other trace minerals. But here in this discussion we focus on a number of the metal types. 

Basically the trust of this discussion is we learn about some of these as examples and see that each one has its own unique mechanism of action and that they interact with various proteins, metabolites and bio-molecules in an effort to make some action potential and allow that...

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Metal Trace Minerals. Their use in Humans. Essay #5.Ā Lanthanides and Soybeans.

Today we are going to have some fun and cross over the isle and talk a little bit about some Lanthanides and how they tie in with metal types of minerals. Along with that we will actually focus on one in particular namely, Phosphorus and make mention of a few related ones. So here goes.

When looking at the roles of any one of these minerals, without regard to what type of mineral they are, I am amazed at how similar the needs of a human being and the needs of the soil are in order to produce a good healthy plant. In simple terms, biological entities and plants both get their nutrients from the earth in one form or the other. The earth provides all of these various nutrients in ratios that are similar to the needs of plants and of these biological entities. But both plants and animals, IE: humans, might have very similar needs, many times these balanced ratios are prevented from becoming balanced as a natural course of life/nature. The causes are many, so we need to be careful to not...

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