Ginger Health Benefits: I often recommend ginger for car sickness in pets and people. The dose is 1-2 capsules 20 minutes before the car ride—hopefully on an empty stomach. It also helps with clearing gas and in promoting menstrual regularity and occasionally it is effective for relief of menstrual cramping (although I have never experienced relief from my own cramps with ginger!). Ginger can also be used for morning sickness.
Parsley is effective for nearly all kidney and urinary complaints except severe kidney inflammation. It improves kidney activity and can help eliminate wastes from the blood and tissues of the kidneys. It prevents salt from being reabsorbed into the body tissues; thus parsley literally forces debris out of the kidneys, liver and bladder. It helps improve edema and general water retention, fatigue and scanty or painful urination.
Ginger Snaps: This is our favorite ginger snap recipe. Blackstrap molasses is good for anemia (natural iron source). It’s also low in fat because the Lighter Bake takes the place of the butter. If you like them extra crispy though you’ll probably have to put the baked cookies in a dehydrator for a couple of hours.
In the United States 29-60 million people per year (there were conflicting numbers from a couple of sources here) use NSAIDS and 100,000 people are hospitalized every year for side effects contributing from taking NSAIDs—15,000 of those people die as a result. NSAIDS include: Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Diclofenac (Voltaren), Celebrex (Celecoxib), Naprosyn (naproxen, Aleve), Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) and Tylenol (acetaminophen). Rofecoxib (VIOXX) was pulled from the market in 2004 after killing more than 60,000 people and causing about 100,000 heart attacks. Side effects of NSAIDS include . . .
So, a year in review for Michael and I. . .thought I’d include pictures since this is going out in email form this year. Please include me on your Christmas card list. I love reading about your lives and consider you my extended family. We decorate our house with the Christmas cards we receive. They really give us warm fuzzies. . . and we do decorate our house with the cards you send us each year.
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