Life is a terminal engagement

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I don’t like the word recovery frankly…life is a terminal engagement…we grow and change and meet challenges…until we die

Alternative words/ideas: “becoming” – “transforming” – “unfolding” – “awakening”

“Recovery” instead assumes some sort of pristine state that never was…

I don’t want to go back to what I was before I got a psychiatric diagnosis. Do you?

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Citrus And Statins

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Citrus And Statins. —Citrus And Statins “” “How Foods and Drugs Collide” provided my first knowledge that 5-geranoxy psoralen (bergamottin) had been identified as the active agent in grapefruit juice implicated in interfering with the so-called statin drugs

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Bergamottin is a natural furanocoumarin found principally in grapefruit juice. It is also found in the oil of bergamot orange, from which it was first isolated and from which its…

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Ward off cancer with super-nutrient lycopene: Here’s the research


(NaturalNews) Men who like pizza, pasta with red sauce, and lasagna have a new excuse to eat more of those dishes upon discovering that lycopene in tomato sauce promotes prostate health. This news has been around for some time.

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Sweet potato falafel over salad greens #foodie friday

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This is an old recipe I created (with some inspiration for others)  before I knew about my histamine intolerance so it’s not good for anyone who is dealing with that issue! Some of the spices, the lemon, and the kefir (or yogurt) are all problematic if you have a histamine intolerance.

I just looked for this recipe on my old cooking blog as I’m going to come up with a modified version for myself  because I do eat a lot of sweet potatoes and I also eat chick pea flour. So the main ingredients in the falafel is okay. The problem ingredients for me are among the spices and in the sauce. Still I remember liking this so much I thought I’d share it with everyone else who can eat all these lovely spices etc.


I got the idea for this on Joanne’s wonderful blog, Eats Well With Others

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How to approach your acupuncturist

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Someone asked about acupuncture in a health group I’m a member of. In the group we all have HIT (histamine intolerance). Susan, one of the group members responded with what I strung together to become this lovely essay. It contains wise words for anyone with any sort of unique health challenge. I know there are many folks who read this blog with unique health challenges. So where it refers to HIT just insert whatever not-so-common health condition you are faced with and heed the wonderful suggestions that Susan makes.

I’d like to add here, given there are a lot of readers of this blog that have psych drug withdrawal issues that some of us find that we cannot tolerate acupuncture at all during acute phases of illness. Multiple sensitivities can also make herbs quite risky. It’s worth being aware of these issues too.

By Susan Tenney

Advice on how…

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Graphene oxide as a facile acid catalyst for the one-pot conversion of carbohydrates into 5-ethoxymethylfurfural


Graphene oxide obtained by the Hummers method was discovered to be an efficient and recyclable acid catalyst for the conversion of fructose-based biopolymers into 5-ethoxymethylfurfural (EMF). EMF yields of 92%, 71%, 34% and 66% were achieved when 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), fructose, sucrose and inulin were used as starting materials, respectively.
Green Chem., 2013, 15,2379-2383
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC41109E, Communication
Corresponding authors
Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan, PR China
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University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PR China
State Key Laboratory of Coal Conversion, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan, PR China
Key Laboratory of Biofuels, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, P. R. China

Graphene oxide was used as a facile carbon catalyst for converting renewable carbon sources into the potential biofuel 5-ethoxymethylfurfural.

Organocatalytic 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions of ketones and azides with water as a solvent


Green Chem., 2013, 15,2384-2388
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC41126E, Communication
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Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 3, Singapore
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HuBei Collaborative Innovation Center of Non-power Nuclear Technology, Hubei University of Science and Technology, Hubei Province, China

Received 12 Jun 2013, Accepted 19 Jul 2013
First published online 22 Jul 2013

We reported an enamine catalyzed strategy to fully promote a 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition to access a vast pool of substituted 1,2,3-triazoles in water.


Veda Health

Good Morning Veda Healthies!

This is an excellent post of suggestions for quick food storage and Nutrition tips. Note though that Ayurveda does not recommend freezing your food. Although some scientific studies may show that water soluble nutrients like Vitamin C may be partially retained during freezing, Ayurveda focuses on the prana or energy of the food and its aliveness. Freezing halts this life force and is therefore less favorable if you can avoid it. The author of these tips also mentions oxidation and the loss of nutrients over time with freezing at the end of her section.  The rest of the tips are Golden!





Preserving Produce

Americans throw away thousands of dollars every year in spoiled produce.
Try these tips for making your goodies last longer.

We’re all trying to eat healthier by choosing more fresh fruits and vegetables…

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