Today we are going to look at a situation that is usually not talked about much in many circles, other than agricultural production circles. When it is discussed, then it is only touched on during specific situations and then it is largely a political discussion at best, nothing really meaningful. However, on the human nutrition side, there is really not a lot of discussion, period. But in reality we really should talk about it. Today is your lucky day!
On average, a normally functioning human, Carbon will consist of about 18% of that person's body weight. In a normally functioning human Nitrogen will consist of about 3% of that person's body weight. Since I will make mention of Potassium in this relationship at a later point in this discussion, I will make mention of Potassium and it will consist of about 1% of the weight of a normally functioning human being. Translation; the 150 pound human will contain about 27 pounds of Carbon. That same 150 pound person will be carrying...
Today we will be be looking at the Human Brain and how we can work with it effectively and safely. However, this will come in a series of discussions, starting with this introduction and eventually ending on a specific point. This introduction will be an extremely limited overview of the brain and the various parts and just what those parts contributes to the overall operation of the human body. I would like to make sure that that you know the brain is a very complex thing and it is impossible to give specific details to understand each part. So we will just give an overview and general idea with the first part of this discussion and then we will eventually narrow the discussion to some specifics and how we can work with those specifics within a self help arena. Basically, we will be driving towards how reasonable, so called normal people, can help themselves.
The human brain contains over 100 Trillion neurons. Neurons are nerve cells that are capable of communicating with each...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...