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Essential Oil Evaluations and Applications.

One of the largest aspects, at least to many people when evaluating essential oil quality, will usually refer to a GC/MS report as to the tattle tale for their sole purpose of determining quality. These people will need to expand their scope of education to bring their thinking into line with current trends. This is the main trust of this discussion. I want to bring you up to speed, so to speak as to where things are going.

In many of the Analysis Specifications of various oils, such as the fixed oils or essential oils, one will notice that many times they are listing the various methods used to determine the evaluations run on the given sample. With Essential Oils the typical evaluations run are as follows. Keep in mind that these are not the only evaluations run, but the typical.

Refractive Index; This one determines how fast light travels through a medium. Usually that medium is a Refractometer. This also helps to determine the sugar content of a solution being evaluated. Many of...

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Understanding the Nature of the Glyphosate, Glutosinate and the Glutamic Acid problem, Part 1.

In the circles that are common for all of us to run around in, we frequently hear the word Glyphosate or better known as Roundup or in some cases other names. Then at the same time, associated with this topic, we hear all kinds of horror stories. There are a number of other chemicals that will usually surfaces that we hear people carping about. I have written a number of times about one of them,  Glyphosate and have clearly stated my bias against the use of it. We actually have some real good news on this topic this year. The news is that Glyphosate is in limited supply this year. Bayer, the company out of Germany, who is the major company involved in manufacturing the formulated chemical has announced that the manufacturer of a key ingredient has not been able to supply the key ingredient for the final formulated product, Roundup. So their ability to supply this product is severely limited. Officially, by many accounts, the supply available to framers have been cut by around...

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Carbon and Nitrogen Ratio.

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...

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Gardening Tips; 1st. Quarter of 2022.

Today begins a new volume of the Gardening Tips series. This one we will find the discussion of container gardening being discussed. Although I am involved with gardening on a larger scale, using tractors, various tillage and harvesting tools. Usually this type will cover several areas. Also we do greenhouses as well. But in this line of discussion we will be looking at a method that most people reading this can benefit from and participate in and that is container gardening. Normally people doing container gardening will use smaller containers, like clay pots, gallon cans, etc. But I have found that a 5 gallon bucket or 5 gallon bucket size really works very effectively and in my opinion, best. So in this discussion one needs to keep in mind that we are using these 5 gallon buckets. The information can be adapted to fit any size that works best for you. Remember, one size does not fit all.
 
Step #1- Here you need to decide how many containers that you would like to have. Get...
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Working with the Brain; Article #2. Identifying Assaults and Solutions.

With this discussion I wanted to go directly to the Hypothalamus. However, in preparing this article/discussion, I realized that I was going to have to add a bunch of material that would have made it a much longer article than I felt was proper. So by looking at some of the typical assaults that the Brain gets whacked by as a normal course of life, we can really keep it much more simple. In this discussion we will look at some of those assaults, the solutions and in general come up with a more clear understanding of the simple stuff that most people have trouble connecting the dots with.
 
One of the main thrusts of these discussions that I work with is to try to avoid the "Treatment course of addressing the effects". Rather, we look at the "Solutions to the issue". I hope that shed light on the thrust of our discussions. Let's  look at some of the issues that many people appear to end up getting, which is one or more of the myriad of issues out there. Lets look at some of...
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Working with the Brain; Article #1. Introduction.

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...

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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...
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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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