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New Theme Direction of Future Blog Posts.

Hi Everyone,
I am excited to discuss with you a little change of direction with some of my discussions. As you know there are several themes that are threaded through them, like minerals, food, essential oils, and sometimes even political commentary. I want to move all of those to the back burner, well, it might seem like it but the reality they won't be, but rather we are going to focus more on one particular area. That area is the brain. Here is why we don't see a whole lot of discussion as it applies to the brain in particular. Oh yes, we see a few people that think they know all about the brain, but then again they think it is just a mass of goo that magically works and that our body is the one that runs the show. I wish it was that simple.

Back when I was in psychology school, we started off with lecture after lecture about all this stuff that was supposed to be going on in the brain and how the brain is made up of all these little different compartments and things like...

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What is the Deal with Aluminum? How does Juniperus virginiana L.variety EO, Grapefruit EO, Coriander EO tie in with Aluminum?


Today's mineral is Aluminum. This is one of those minerals that have a really bad name in the biological functioning world. Rightly so as pretty much everything on this mineral is negative as it applies to the animal/human body. The same applies to the plant world as well. However, all is not lost, there is some positive, a slight ray of light. But first, the technical points. Aluminum pairs with the amino acid, Isoleucine It is recognized by the symbol of Al.

In all of the text references out there, it lists all of the bad things about Aluminum. It doesn't talk about the positive effects of Aluminum. We know that there is a biological function for Aluminum and we are just now discovering some purposes of this mineral. I think it is best to lift a quote from Pub-Med concerning this mineral, as they do a better job of describing the potential of this mineral, plus it isn't just coming from me.
Here goes: A biological function for aluminum is proposed in which this abundant, high...

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What is the Deal with Cobalt? How does Vitamin B-12, Juniper Berry, Thyme, Peppermint, and Ginger EO associate with Colbalt?

When I do these discussions on these topics and tie them into nutritional related discussions, I try to avoid the technical writing and wording that would appear to a specific group or discipline. So I try to speak to the general crowd that isn't current to the specifics of a given discipline. So in doing so I keep trying to figure out some example of sorts that everyone could understand from a common perspective. When we talk about this mineral or that nutrient as being all-important or the most important, well, it just does not really paint a picture that does justice to the idea or properly couches it as it really is. So I came up with a line of description that I would like to run with and see how it works out, So let's have some fun here, OK?

Our focus is Cobalt. Cobalt is one of those trace minerals, used everywhere in the body, but only in a small amount. The small amount makes a huge difference in the overall outcome. There are other minerals that are just as important, such...

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What does Heaven Scent EO Blend and Rosemary Essential Oil have to do with Addictions, Suicide and Minerals.

I was involved in a conversation about addictions and part of that was dealing with what to use in dealing with addictions, as in working with a person that has a serious drug addiction. This person is dealing with some of the hard crap. Then aside from that most recent deal, I remembered that I gave a person my perspective on it and so I figured that it was a good idea to share it with all of you as I am sure that some of you have to deal with it as well with someone you know. Also, keep in mind that this same protocol applies to all addictions, no matter how small it might be. So here goes. 

Here is the bottom line, in my opinion at least.  First off you CANNOT overcome an addiction if you have a Magnesium deficiency.  Plus, some other additional tie-ins. stuff.  When it is coupled with a Lithium deficiency, A Lithium def. will not exactly cause it, but I think it is a double whammy.  A Lithium def. will give you Klein-Levin Syndrome, KLS. At least that is...
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Calcium and Magnesium Balancing.

 
When it comes to Calcium and Magnesium we find that they are likely two of the ones that perhaps carry the heavy load or the ones assigned to carry the heaviest of burdens when considering their use. We talk about these together as they almost always are talked about as two working together. Their balance is of the utmost importance in all applications, in either animals, plants, and even in the soil. In this chapter, we will focus on the human side of this topic. I would love to talk about the soil and plant side, but that is another story for another day. Too much material to cover in one setting to address both sides.
 
Almost everyone is deficient in Magnesium. In fact, it is among the minerals that are the most widely found to be deficient in animals, plants, and the soil. Magnesium extends to many functions of the body and is used throughout the body for major to minor functions as well as cellular activity. Magnesium is what allows the Calcium to move in and out...
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What is the deal with Earth Scent and Heaven Scent EO Blends?

Friends
Sometimes I sort of end up in a discussion about essential oils and here is a post discussing a couple of blends and their purpose. I am posting this because all the time I get people asking about what oil they can take for brain fog/brain chatter, etc. This discussion might give some of you some perspective. Part of the social media discussion is woven into this discussion.  The social media part is from several years ago. Anyway, in light of the world today, I think we should be selling Earth Scent by the gallon and rubbing people down every day with it.  Enjoy...
 
Early today there was some discussion about Earth Scent. Mostly related to the smell of it. So I thought about it and I want to give a rational perspective on that oil and its role. So here goes;
In order to understand the purpose of this oil blend one needs to understand the basis of why it is the way it is and the purpose. So I will explain in somewhat simple terms and sort of in story form....
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Hormone Balancing: Testosterone and Estrogen. The use of Man Up and XY Essential Oil Blends and Rosemary EO.

Perhaps one of the most observable signs of a Hormone imbalance is along the lines of Testosterone and Estrogen. For the most part, people out on the street will think that if a man is having issues with his "manhood" in the bed, then he just needs to take some testosterone. If the female is having her "womanhood" issues in the bed then all she needs to do is take some estrogen. Then everything will be just fine. For the most part, these same people have no idea that anything else is involved with this issue. What they need to know is there is a whole lot and I mean a whole lot is involved with these two hormones. I have also found that some people are purporting themselves as being all-knowing on this subject and upon further examination, it becomes obvious that they know even less than those before mentioned people out on the street. The associated bed-related stuff is hardly touching the surface. In our discussion, I will discuss some of those related issues and some possible...

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What is the deal with Corn Mint Essential Oil?

 
Corn Mint; (Mentha arvensis), is a type of mint plant that grows on every continent of the world. In some places, it is known as Field Mint or Wild Mint. In some botany circles another closely related plant, almost the same by some accounts is one called by a number of names but one that is related to the country they are growing in, such as Canadian Mint, or Mexican Mint, and so on. The Latin name for that is Mentha canadensis. But one should not get confused as the main overall mint of the Corn Mint is just that. However, another name for it is the Japanese Mint. Corn Mint as sold under the name of Japanese Mint is one of the most important mint crops sold worldwide. Also, one must not get Corn Mint confused with Peppermint. Peppermint is a crossbred, hybrid of the crossing of Corn Mint and Spearmint. Perhaps a simple way to look at this Corn Mint oil and along with the family relationship with Peppermint and Spearmint is to think of and picture Corn Mint as the old man...
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What is the deal with Coffee Essential Oil?

Coffee Essential Oil.
Coffea arabica:

Coffee essential oil is an oil that appears to have found its place in time. In the past several suppliers have offered Coffee essential oil and after a while, they discontinued it. But over the past few years, the Coffee has been offered in two versions of it, namely; the Roasted type and the Green type. The Roasted type is made from actual roasted Coffee beans. The Green type is made from the Green Coffee beans. Although in many analyses respects, their main properties are almost the same, the huge difference is in their aroma. The Green Coffee one has a green/herbal aroma while the roasted one has an aroma of a pot of freshly brewed Coffee. Both oils are of the middle note. The Green Coffee oil color is yellow to medium darkish green with a light to medium viscosity. The Roasted Coffee oil has a thick dark brown coloring to it with a high viscosity.

One of the interesting aspects of Coffee essential oil is that in the past, some suppliers...

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What is the deal with Amyris Essential Oil?

Amyris Essential Oil. Amyris balsamifera L.

The Amyris plant is also known or referred to as Balsam Torchwood or West Indian Sandalwood. Although most literature lists Amyris as a flowering plant, which is slightly misleading, as it is really a very woody, dense bush, and yes, itis a flowering plant, specifically a bush. The wood is a very flammable wood because of its high levels of resin. The Amyris essential oil is a distilled resin. Technically the resin is classified in the aromatherapy world as an "Oleoresin" which is just a resin and a resin is a viscous substance or even a solid substance in some circumstances. Resins are usually converted into polymers for industrial applications and left in a resin form that is distilled or cold-pressed for aromatherapy or medical use. For the most part,

Amyris oleoresins are obtained from the area of the Caribbean Islands or on some outlying mainland countries. Since we are discussing the aromatherapy applications of Amyris, we will not...

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