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|Monsanto Has Invaded 4-H
|We're wearing green
and clovers this week-not to avoid a
pinch-but to celebrate National 4-H Week and
Monsanto's partnership with the National 4-H
the Biotechnology Basics Activity
Book. This is an activity book for
young people like you about
biotechnology — a really neat
topic. Why is it such a neat
topic? Because biotech-nology is
helping to improve the health of
the Earth and the people who call
it home. In this book, you will
take a closer look at
biotechnology. You will see that
biotechnology is being used to
figure out how to:
2) help the environment; and
3) grow more nutritious food that
improves our health.
work through the puzzles in this
book, you will learn more about
biotechnology and all of the
wonderful ways it can help people
live better lives in a healthier
(by-o-tek-nawl-a-gee) is a big word,
but it is easy to figure out what it
means if you just look closer!
Bio is short for biology, which is the
study of all living things.
another word for tools.
then, is a tool that uses biology to
make new products. For example,
agricultural biotechnology is a
precise way to make seeds with special
qualities. These seeds will allow
farmers to grow plants that are more
nutritious, more resistant to pests
and more productive.
Biotechnology is a
tool for looking closer at nature to
find solutions that improve the health
of the Earth and its people.
allows scientists to look closer at
genes and make improvements in them.
Your body is composed of millions of
individual units called cells. Within
each cell are genes that carry all of
the information that allows your body
to work and determines how you look.
You get your genes from your parents.
This is why you may look like your
parents. All people, plants and
animals inherit traits from their
parents through their genes.
One of the first
people to study how traits are passed
from parents to their young was a monk
in Austria named Gregor Mendel. Almost
200 years ago, he used plants to show
how certain things such as flower size
and color are passed on from the
parent to the offspring.
allows for scientists to study how
plants grow and how they react to the
environment. As a result, scientists
can now insert a specific gene into a
plant that will help it adapt to its
environment, make it more pest
resistant, or even make it more
biotechnology help us to grow food
that can improve our health and is
using biotechnology to grow foods that
could help make people healthier. Here
are a few examples:
Rice will one day
have extra beta-carotene, which is a
source of Vitamin A. They call it
“Golden Rice.” It could help fight
diseases and blindness. In the future,
bananas could be grown with medicines
inside them. This means people could
grow their own banana trees to provide
the essential medicines to protect
against illness and disease.
could be grown that absorb less oil
when they are made into potato chips
or french fries. Healthier snacks does
not mean that you should eat too much
of them; but when you do eat them,
they could be better for you.
|I am horrified!
What is going to
happen to our next generation?
A Time of Dormancy and Rest
Aromatherapy brings us the aromatic energy
of living plants in the form of essential
These fragrances are a natural antidote to
the emotionally debilitating effects of winter.
In the world of plants, winter is a time of
rest and dormancy. During this season the
processes of life and regeneration are subtle
and hidden away. Bulbs, roots and rhizomes
nourish growth deep within their structures.
As non-hibernating, daytime creatures, we
humans can grow restless and depressed during
the darkness of winter, cut off from the light
and life that we thrive on most of the year.
Experts aren’t sure what causes SAD, but they
think it may be caused by a lack of sunlight.
Lack of light may upset your sleep-wake cycle
and other circadian rhythms, and it may cause
problems with a brain chemical called serotonin
that affects mood.
Feelings of sadness, lack of focus, fatigue,
and moodiness around this time of year are all
common symptoms of SAD.
Affective Disorder (SAD). Mild
forms of SAD are believed to affect as many as
20% of people in the United States.
|The Science of
When we feel any
emotion, our body releases chemicals
specific to that emotion. Anger, joy,
fear, love, etc each have their own
chemical or chemical blend that is
released. These are called neuro-peptides.
When these chemicals are present in the
body, they attach onto receptors on the
outside of our cells. This is emotional
When the same
kind of emotions are felt for a long
period of time, the body will create new
cells with the ‘emotional information’ on
it’s receptors to match the emotional
memory that previous cells had. This is
why emotions can be addictive.
For example, a
person who has been feeling depressed for
a long period of time will no longer
experience joy in the same way because
their new cell receptors are literally
‘programmed’ for depression, making the
chains of emotional addiction very
difficult to break.
|How Essential Oils
literally clear off these receptors on the
cells, making it possible to create newer,
healthier emotional memories. This will
allow the body to feel a full range of
emotions, breaking the emotional addiction
cycle. The best way to use essential oils
for this purpose is aromatically, for at
least 30 seconds to a few minutes of
smelling the oil.
|Citrus oils will
help balance your emotions and mood. The
affect of citrus oils on the body can be
energizing, positive, calming, or relaxing
depending on what your body needs. Tangerine,
are all energizing and mood elevating
oils that help uplift the spirits when the
winter blues set in.
berry essential oil contains mainly
pinene, myrcene, sabinene and limonene. These
constituents are also found in other winter
season oils including pine,
needle. Juniper berry oil blends
especially well with these oils. Juniper oil
is refreshing, clarifying and uplifting to the
essential oil has been used traditionally to
provide mood support and may help
to reduce anxiety caused by the winter
blues. It has a
very rich and herbaceous scent, and can
easily be blended with other essential oils
for a pleasant aroma. (Blends well with Bergamot,
This oil is known for its calming
properties. While that may seem
counterintuitive for depression, it can
help to relieve anxiety and bring more
The uplifting citrus scent can help to
release frustrations and aggravations as
well as quell nervousness and frustration.
The powerful fragrance of neroli can
instantly calm the mind and heart.
It’s particularly effective at healing
depression related to nervous and
Calming and relaxing, lavender soothes and
reduces anxiety and stress levels.
The beautiful, fragrant rose opens the
heart and brings joy and calmness. It’s
incredibly balancing, too.
A meditative fragrance, frankincense can
connect us with our higher selves,
bringing perspective and self-acceptance
to those challenging moments.
Calming and balancing, clary sage is a
great fragrance for women, especially if
your cycle could be influencing your mood.
It helps to balance and regulate the
hormonal body while balancing and calming.
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vitamins, especially vitamin
B12, have been shown to help those
suffering from feelings of anxiety or
depression. Simply adding nutritional
supplements can help lift the blues, especially
during stressful periods of life. Many vitamins
can be sourced from foods, but some, like vitamin
B12, are difficult to source from food, so
vitamin supplements are suggested.
|Use Allspectrum lights.
|Get as much natural light as
possible between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Get
outside and go for a walk, or at least sit by a
window. Open the curtains, pull up the shades,
and spend time in the sunniest room in the
|Alcohol is a depressant that can
lower your mood, and caffeine usually leaves you
anxious. They might make you feel better
short-term but these can lead to mood swings
that can deepen your depression.
Getting your heart rate up and breaking a
sweat is a sure way to raise serotonin and
endorphin levels – this is especially
beneficial if you do it in the morning. Even
better, exercise in the sun or near a sunny
You can also keep your body’s clock in sync by
rising and retiring at the same time each day,
even on weekends or days off from work.
Essential Oils That Soothe
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|There are many essential oils
that work to break up tough mucus as they are
essential oils may help to reduce nasal
congestion. All three of these essential oils
have a strong refreshing scent that is as
pleasing as it may be therapeutic.
Two other essential oils that may help to reduce
nasal congestion caused by colds are niaouli
Not only are these two essential oils thought to
be decongestants but they may also have
tree essential oil is bactericidal,
anti-infectious, expectorant and antiseptic,
which means it relieves the congestion caused by
colds and fights off infection.
essential oil is good for relieving congestion
and helping to clear the nasal passages. Pine
oil is bactericidal, antiseptic and expectorant
in its actions. Use pine oil to relieve sore
throats and clear catarrh.
essential oil is antiseptic and antimicrobial in
its actions, in addition to possessing a number
of other properties which are capable of
uplifting the spirits and restoring health.
Lavender oil is gentle to use and recommended by
many for relieving colds and congestion in
is another respiratory issue that causes severe
headaches and congestion. Two essential oils
that may help to reduce the discomfort from
sinus pressure are peppermint
Both essential oils work to help clear
congestion caused by sinusitis.
essential oil is thought to be a good
expectorant for respiratory airways, and may
help to break up chest congestion. Cedarwood
essential oil may be beneficial for dealing with
minor bronchial problems. Niaouli
essential oil has an anti-inflammatory property
that may help to soothe inflamed mucous
membranes that become irritated with the onset
of a cold.
essential oil is antiseptic and bactericidal.
Try using thyme
essential oil in a blend with tea
essential oils in the bath; inhaling this blend
of essential oils will help relieve some of the
symptoms of colds and congestion.
| Quick Reference:
– Potent antiseptic, antiviral, and
An effective antimicrobial, expectorant and
- Helps to open nasal
- Powerful antiseptic that
helps boost immune function. Useful for
colds, flu’s and chills.
- Helps open nasal passages.
- Antiseptic, helps open nasal
Great for colds and
sinusitis. Has decongestant and
– Antihistamine, antiseptic and
- No more than 2
- Antimicrobial. Helps with
– Relieves congestion and helps calm cranky
patients. Safe for babies of all ages.
– Stimulates immune function,
Orange – Helps with
|A cup of thyme
tea has a lot more to offer than
its pleasant taste; thymol, one of the volatile
oils in thyme, is a potent antioxidant.
According to The World's Healthiest Foods,
thymol may help to increase omega-3 fatty acids,
or healthy fats, in brain cells. In a clinical
study conducted by K.A. Youdim and colleagues
and published in the April 19, 1999 issue of
"Biochemical and Biophysical Research,"
researchers found that thyme oil helped to
protect against age-related changes in the brain
cells of rats. Studies are ongoing to determine
whether thyme can help prevent Alzheimer's
disease. In addition to thymol, thyme tea
contains the antioxidant flavonoids apigenin,
naringenin, luteolin, and thymonin.
|"Alcoholism is Candida in the
Liver" - quote from Hanna Kroeger
Liver Care by Hanna
Kroeger Herbal Formulas is what she recommends.
|Taking a combination of
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), B
thistle, and vitamin
C before you drink may help to stave off
NAC is known to reduce acetaldehyde toxicity and increase
glutathione, and, since acetaldehyde toxicity
represents a massive contribution to the
hangover effects, it appears to be an effective
way to combat hangovers.
B complex — a pill that includes B1
among others — to combat hangovers. The most
heralded is B12,
which performs a key role in the functioning of
the brain and nervous system.
thistle extract (active
has also been shown to protect the liver from
ethanol toxicity. The plant’s seeds have been
used for centuries as an (apparently effective)
folk treatment for jaundice (PDF), which is
caused by liver dysfunction
is an important anti-inflammatory mineral that
many people are deficient in. Alcohol depletes
magnesium. Hangovers seem to be connected to
inflammation. Taking magnesium
(which you should already be doing if your diet
is lacking) on a heavy drinking day might be
|Hangover remedies to try
include bone broth for minerals, coconut water
for electrolytes, eggs for natural cysteine,
ginger for nausea, and coconut for potassium.
ADHD Diet and Lifestyle
At least a portion of those living with ADHD
find some relief in diet and lifestyle
changes. What do those changes look like?
For one, it should be seen if a regular
bedtime, 7 days a week, helps to alleviate
symptoms. Regular and moderate exercise can
also be helpful. There is no harm in trying
these lifestyle changes, and you can go back
to previous routines if they don’t make a
Something else to try is diet changes. This
includes finding out what foods the person may
be sensitive to. Some people with ADHD react
negatively to additives and preservatives in
foods. Some have a sensitivity to wheat or
gluten and or dairy products. A trial
elimination of these foods could prove
There is said to be a large connection
between ADHD behaviors and gut and digestive
health. Gut healing protocols can help with
this. One of the most popular diets for
healing disorders such as ADHD is the GAPS
(Gut and Psychology Syndrome) diet.
At the very least, a probiotic
or digestive enzymes
can be taken to help the body absorb more
Caffeine for ADHD
The evidence may be a bit anectodal, but many
people with ADHD have reported that instead of
making them hyper and stimulated, caffeine
induces a “calming effect” on them.
The claim has merit. A 2005 study found that
rats with similar symptoms to that of ADHD did
better on tests when they were given caffeine
This theory also makes since because children
and adults are often given prescription
stimulant medications to treat their ADHD.
These medications work similarly to caffeine
but on an extended release. A side note that
if a person was given Ritalin, they will never
be accepted into the Military.
My conclusion: It may not
last as long, but caffeine can be used as
needed when times of focus are more necessary.
And without the nasty side effects of extended
release stimulant medications.
Calming Remedies for ADHD
Many natural remedies and herbs have a
calming effect on those with ADHD and can be
used as needed. Some companies have even
developed products specifically to help with
inattentiveness and hyperactivity symptoms.
Natural Remedies for ADHD symptoms:
Essential Oils Commonly Used for ADHD
You may wish to create your own blend of
essential oils with coconut oil as a base. The
individual can sniff the oil or apply it as
needed for symptoms. I really like to carry
oils with me so that they are available to us
Supplements for ADHD
Being deficient in certain vitamins and
minerals can make ADHD symptoms worse. Because
of this, many people with the disorder find
relief from treating these deficiencies
The two most common deficiencies found in
people with ADHD are vitamin
D and magnesium deficiency. Omega
3 deficiency is also common.
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beginning letter of an ailment to find a remedy that
|Do You Hang up Damp Clothes and
Towels inside Your Home?
|Fresh from the washer, your
laundry may look clean, but it pollutes
the air, found a study at the Mackintosh
Environmental Architecture Research Unit at the
Glasgow School of Art. Damp clothes can increase
humidity, creating an allergenic environment in
which dust mites and mold spores grow (depending
on where you live) at concentrations 300
percent higher than safe limits. About 25
percent of the homes where laundry was air-dried
tested positive for Aspergillus fumigatus,
a fungus that causes lung infections in people
with weakened immune systems. (And just because
you don't see greenish fuzz on the wall doesn't
mean you're safe—spores are often invisible to
the naked eye.)
|Do You Carry a Bright
A bright faux-leather accessory?
and belts made of bright "pleather" (usually
vinyl or PVC) frequently contain lead levels
that are much higher than those allowed in
children's products, reported a study by the
Center for Environmental Health (CEH). The
highest in content was found in yellow purses,
followed by green, orange and red. Lead, which
may transfer in trace amounts from handbag to
hand—and into the mouth—causes developmental
problems in children and is linked with heart
disease and cancer in adults. While the CEH
reached an agreement with dozens of retailers
back in 2010 to limit lead in merchandise, the
agency continues to find high levels in about
15 percent of purses and accessories sold in
The lesson: To be safe, avoid
fake-leather purses and wallets, and opt for
canvas, hemp, nylon or leather instead.
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