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Friday, December 31, 2010

$5 gas prices? Bold prediction could spell doom for some business, commuters

$5 gas prices? Bold prediction could spell doom for some business, commuters

If gas prices hit $5 per gallon as an oil expert predicts, Doug Davidson’s business could under. Davidson, along with: To read full story follow this link: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2010/dec/30/5-gas-prices-bold-prediction-could-s

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sing the health praises of parsley and sage

(NaturalNews) Those of us who go back a few years likely remember the line about parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme in the huge Simon and Garfunkel hit song about two ill-fated lovers, "Are You Going to Scarborough Fair". Many have speculated that the reference to the four popular herbs was due to their use in Medieval Europe to help cleanse the air and ward off the infamous black plague. Others have thought that the reference to the four herbs was because the combination may have been used as a love potion. Whatever the reason for their inclusion in the popular song, the many health benefits of parsley and sage are worth loving and singing praises about in their own rights.


Parsley is an amazing medicinal herb with a world of health benefits. The root contains calcium, B-complex vitamins, and iron, which nourish the glands that help regulate the uptake of calcium. It is a source of magnesium, calcium, potassium, vitamin A, beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin K.

Among the many benefits reported for parsley are:

*It is a diuretic which helps the body produce more urine to keep the urinary system operating smoothly and which helps prevent problems such as kidney stones and bladder infections.

*It is wonderful for removing toxins from the body, such as heavy metals.

*It is an effective breath freshener. It is believed that the practice of including parsley on a dinner plate began due to its breath freshening abilities and not merely for its decorative effect.

*The root and leaves are good for the liver and spleen.

*It helps relieve bloating during menstruation.

*It provides relief for edema, often helping when other remedies have failed

*Parsley root and seeds help relax stiff joints, often making stiff and unmanageable fingers work again.

*It helps remove gallstones when used properly by taking a pint of the tea daily.

*It is beneficial for the adrenal glands.

*It is a powerful therapeutic aid for the optic nerves, brain and sympathetic nervous system.

*Parsley juice is an excellent tonic for the blood vessels.

Note: It is best to avoid large amounts of parsley if you are pregnant, especially the use of the volatile essential oil.


Like rosemary, its sister herb in the mint (Labiatae) family, sage contains a variety of volatile oils, flavonoids and phenolic acids, including rosmarinic acid. The oils found in sage are both antiseptic and antibiotic, helping it fight infections.

Besides the antioxidant and other properties shared with Rosemary, sage`s other health benefits include:

*It is effective for symptoms of menopause, night sweats and hot flashes because of its estrogenic action and because its tannins help dry up perspiration.

*Sage helps provide better brain function and has been used in the treatment of cerebrovascular disease for over a thousand years. It helps provide better recall and research has suggested that it may be an effective option to help treat Alzheimer`s.

*There`s also compelling evidence that sage may be of value to people with diabetes for whom the hormone insulin does not work as efficiently as it should. Lab studies indicate that sage may boost insulin`s action.

* The ability of sage to protect oils from oxidation has also led some companies to experiment with sage as a natural antioxidant additive for cooking oils that can extend shelf life and help avoid rancidity.

In an upcoming article, we will also sing the praises of the other two herbs mentioned in the popular song - rosemary and thyme.

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About the author

Tony Isaacs, is a natural health author, advocate and researcher who hosts The Best Years in Life website for baby boomers and others wishing to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. Mr. Isaacs is the author of books and articles about natural health, longevity and beating cancer including "Cancer's Natural Enemy" and is working on a major book project due to be published later this year.
Mr. Isaacs is currently residing in scenic East Texas and frequently commutes to the even more scenic Texas hill country near San Antonio and Austin to give lectures in health seminars. He also hosts the CureZone "Ask Tony Isaacs - featuring Luella May" forum as well as the Yahoo Health Group "Oleander Soup" and he serves as a consultant to the "Utopia Silver Supplement Company".

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/030824_parsley_sage.html#ixzz199I8Iy00

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Possible Terror Threat to Food

Not really a new idea, but perhaps new intel on a potential threat.

CBS) In this exclusive story, CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports the latest terror attack to America involves the possible use of poisons - simultaneous attacks targeting hotels and restaurants at many locations over a single weekend.

A key Intelligence source has confirmed the threat as "credible." Department of Homeland Security officials, along with members of the Department of Agriculture and the FDA, have briefed a small group of corporate security officers from the hotel and restaurant industries about it.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Cold weather coming.

Though cold weather is here...even colder is predicted for next week. Make plans to cover or bring inside any sensitive vegetation, pets or insulate exposed pipes. This mostly applies to the northern section of the state with 30's extending as far south as Orlando. Low lying interior regions might experience frost to freezes. Check you local NWS for details...the front should pass through late Sunday to Mid Monday.

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Malaria Case Duval CO. Florida

Though the cold weather will probably put the kibosh on this. It is something to keep in mind for when the weather warms back up. The source of the malaria (where the mosquito picked it up) is unknown at this point.
The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) has identified a case of
_Plasmodium falciparum_ malaria in a 31-year-old female resident of
Jacksonville with no history of international travel.

Although the risk of ongoing transmission is low as the weather
becomes cooler and drier, the health department would like health
care providers and residents to be aware of additional malaria cases
and requests that any suspect cases be immediately reported to DCHD's
Epidemiology Department at 904-253-1850. An investigation is underway
to determine whether this case of malaria was possibly locally
acquired. The DCHD is working with City of Jacksonville (COJ)
Mosquito Control, the Florida Department of Health (DOH), and the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to better understand
where this infection originated.

Florida has reported 111 cases of malaria since the beginning of
2010, all imported from other countries. Duval County has reported 5
imported cases of malaria this year [2010]. The 6th case in Duval
County appears not to be connected to recent travel, making this
possibly the 1st case of locally acquired malaria in the last 10
years for the county.

Communicated by:
Ana M. Viamonte Ros, M.D., M.P.H.
State Surgeon General
DCHD Communications

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