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Just what is an Essential Oil?

In an earlier essay/discussion I cited some studies done with essential oils and testing them on various viruses. In those studies, in the abstracts they talked about and defined just what an essential oil is and here are those two ideas;

By definition, essential oils are a complex mixture of volatile organic compounds which are synthesized naturally in different parts of the plant as part of plants secondary metabolism. The chemical composition of the essential oils is dominated by the presence of a range of compounds including phenolics, terpenoids, aldehydes, ketones, ethers, epoxides and many others inferring that essential oils must be effective against a wide range of pathogens.

Being lipophilic in nature, essential oils can penetrate viral membranes easily leading to membrane disintegration.

There you go, for short and sweet.

End of discussion. KK

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Viruses and Essential Oils.

If you are reading this discussion, then it might b safe to assume that essential oils might be of interest to you. I have written a number of these blog/essays/discussions on this subject. But in this one I am focusing in on their mechanism of action against various influenza and coronaviruses. The last word is the one that most people are interesting in.

As we look at different aspects of this "Rona" deal, we are looking at the broad aspect of it. Both on the front end as well as the back end. For this discussion I am pulling from an article in Pubmed, aricle # PUBMED 33212200. Titled; An updated and comprehensive review of the antiviral potential of essential oils and their chemical constituents with special focus on their mechanism of action against various influenza and coronaviruses This is very important discussion. I will cut and paste directly for some of the material.

In this article they are looking at the anti-viral effects of essential oils. They describe the definition...

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#4 Essay on Parasites; The Drug for Drunks wipes out Covid.

Man alive, it seems like every day brings forth new information. Here is a short discussion about a drug that is showing a great deal of promise in wiping out this Covid deal. In fact it is so effective that it has moved into legitimate stage 2 trials. I am going to do this one for the drive by types that like it short and to the point. In the #5 essay I will cover this same thing but in a different format. There is so much information on this general arena of parasites that I really need to do several essays to just touch the edge of this one.

I read an article today about how this one particular drug, Disulfiram, is being repurposed for use against COVID 19. OK, cool. But did you know that this drug is what they call the drug for drunks? What it basically does is if the person is on this drug, and they drink some alcohol, it immediately gives the drunk a hang over from hell. They use this drug for alcohol abuse treatment. Even though it is an "old" drug and the second choice/go to...

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#3 Essay on Parasites; Using Essential Oils on Bacteria.

Every once in a while I run across an article in some publication that really is interesting. It is really interesting when it is not part of some political propaganda campaign, well sort of as everything published is to some degree in the strictest sense, propaganda. But this article that I am going to discuss with you is really a good positive piece of propaganda. So here goes;

The title of this article is; "Beyond the Spice Rack: Oregano and Calves". This article is authored by Amanda Kerr and Lauren Yanch for Progressive Dairy and was published in the Nov. 7th, 2021 edition of the Progressive Dairy magazine, on page 36 and 37. In this article they are discussing a study that was done as it relates to baby dairy calves and their gut health. They looked at 4 different essential oils and the oils were applied to 4 different pathogens. Those 4 are as follows; Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, (E.coli), Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Salmonella typhimurium. These 4 pathogens have...

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#2 Essay on Parasites and the Current Affairs.

This is the 2nd essay on the parasite thing and a discussion of those little buggers.

The other day I was in the Animal Feed Store and had an idea or two come together. I thought, self, you have to do a discussion on these parasites, you have a Donkey at home that ought to be given an annual anti-parasite goose down the old hay hole, and look, on the shelf, right here is some Ivermectin that would work perfect for an anti-parasite for the Donkey and plus the starting basis for the parasite discussion. So I bought the "Horse Paste" for like 14 bucks. The propaganda on the box says for a 1250 pound horse. The Donkey weighs around 625 pounds, so hey use half now and throw the other half in the frig and use it come spring on the donkey and all should be well. It says on the label that you should really use the proper amount and not to use less than the proper amount for the body weight on the animal. I am not advocating the use of this "Horse Paste" on humans. I am using this as a point...

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#1 Essay on Parasites; Cobalt and the Hooke Pokier.

There is a phrase out there that goes like this," Cobalt is everywhere, yet it is no where". As we try to understand parasites, one must look closely at some aspects before the parasite invades, so that you can understand why they invade. So for this little part, we will look at Cobalt for our example and use it as the template.

I like the idea of Cobalt and what it does. We have several versions of Cobalt but the version of interest to us is the nutritional version of it. Cobalt is absolutely necessary for life, yet a very small amount of it is required. Like many trace minerals and more specifically better defined as super trace minerals, of which Cobalt could be placed into that category. One of the main jobs, one job of many, is related to the formation or action potential of Vitamin B-12. How the actual B-12 thing forms and the action potential is species dependent. Here we are looking at it in a general sense.

When we start to really look at Cobalt we see it being involved in...

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Overall Discussion Centering Around Parasites.

The other day I asked a question in a social media group about the idea of supporting a product that would help with the parasite issue. I received overwhelming support in the idea of providing a product along these lines.

One of the most profound thing when it comes to parasites is that in this country and pretty much most First World Countries do not like to even talk about this issue. After all, those of us in the First World Countries are above this strange stuff, right? So we don't even go there, as a general rule. In fact many GP practitioners don't even have it in their protocols to diagnose parasites. Many labs don't even screen or test samples for parasites, at least for humans. But for animals, it is a different story, well sort of, other than the typical pin worms, or such. It really is shocking. One of the interesting things is based on the descriptions of diseases, most are caused directly and at times indirectly by parasites. When I say directly, it is done by...

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Sulfur, A Very Vital and Special Element For Our Life.

Today's topic is the mineral Sulfur. This particular mineral is one that is fast rising up the list of important minerals that has to be used in both Agricultural setting as well as direct human health needs. In this discussion I want to discuss both aspects. Keep in mind that we are talking about the Nutritional type of Sulfur and not the Industrial versions of Sulfur.  Key phrase;  Nutritional Sulfur.  In fact all the elements discussed here are the nutritional versions of the elements unless otherwise noted.
 
Sulfur is closely associated with Selenium. As with most minerals, when one gets low, another steps in to take it's place. However, another little secret is that the one that gets depleted first is usually the one that controls the one that steps in to take it's place. Perhaps it is better understood by comparing it to say the military. When a higher ranking Officer or NCO is in command of the situation, then when he is taken out, then the next in...
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Garden Tips; 4th. Quarter- 2021.

By now everyone is about finished with their gardens for the year. Well except for those of you in the wild down under land. So you just need to go back to the Garden Tips of the 2nd. Quarter of 2021. If you are confused, just jump on the merry-go-round and see where you end up.

I would hope that you did not haul your residual plant material from your garden off to the land fill. If you did, you just threw away a lot of money. The best deal for that material is to compost it and then apply the material next year. In simple terms is inoculates your garden soil against any pathogens that were thinking about haunting you next year. Plus, you have the fertilizer values there as well.Anyway, time to move on.

Generally, this is the best time to begin preparations for next year. The main reason for making all of the preparations that you can make right now is that it allows for all of the microbes to do their jobs more thoroughly. These things do not work like an instant magic trick at the...

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Adiponectin, Diabetes, and Weight Loss: Solutions?????

After the last discussion regarding this one particular hormone and Diabetes, I really didn't leave you with much of a solution for the deal. (That was on purpose). So this discussion is an attempt to present some solutions and tie it in with other issues.

When doing the verification aspect of this discussion, as with the last discussion, it seems like we keep running around in circles. The solution for Weight Loss shares some cause and effect aspects to other issues. Then you look at Type 2 Diabetes and the same type of solutions come around again. About all that changes is the topic or the point of discussion on the topic. Just insert the word, Diabetes, in place of weight loss or weight loss in the slot with Diabetes. They share about 97 or 98% commonality. Many people claim that we descended from Monkeys because we share about 93% commonality of the DNA with them. But yet direct transplants usually just don't work and the other 7% or so makes a huge difference. Now when we look...

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