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Squash, stry-fry chicken, lettuce salad

Squash, stir-fry chicken, lettuce salad.

Fall is the perfect time for squash. I like buttercup the best. It is smooth and tastes very good with a bit of real unsalted butter, but you know, it even tastes good all by itself.  We also had stir-fry chicken. The chicken was pretty expensive because it was organic. But most people eat too much meat anyway. Here is what the website said about squash:

This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium and Magnesium, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese.


Yesterday I purchased plantain tincture for toenail fungus.  I had been unable to find it for a while, but I saw it yesterday and purchased it just to have on hand.

About three years ago I went to a farmers market and a person with a booth of herbal remedies recommended plantain for finger and toenail fungus.

I put a couple drops of the tincture on my toenails every night for several months. The fungus DID clear up. I was amazed.

Prior to that, I had asked my doctor at a publicly funded clinic if he would give me a prescription for the stuff that had been advertised on television. He said that stuff was very, very expensive AND hard on your kidneys and liver.  I am so glad he denied writing out that prescription. Just as with the medicines for psychiatric disorders, that cure is just about as bad as the disease.

I just did a search to find links to refer readers to plantian tincture…there really aren’t that many sources out there…but believe me, it works.

Plantain on

Plantain on

“psychiatrists earn more money from drug makers than doctors in any other specialty … For instance, the more psychiatrists have earned from drug makers, the more they have prescribed a new class of powerful medicines known as atypical antipsychotics to children, for whom the drugs are especially risky and mostly unapproved.” –  New York Times, June 27, 2007,  Psychiatrists Top List in Drug Maker Gifts

Minnesota, Wisconsin and other states are cracking down on gifts to doctors.  What about your state?

Ask your state’s psychiatric society and medical society if they have plans to ban gifts to all doctors.  You can find contact info here:
State Psychiatric Societies:
Minnesota Star Tribune
U Medical School plan: Ban all gifts to doctors

By JANET MOORE, Star Tribune
October 21, 2008

The University of Minnesota Medical School is considering a new conflict-of-interest policy so strict that doctors wouldn’t even be able to accept Post-it Notes bearing a drug company’s logo.

Read the rest of story here

The Capital Times
Wisconsin group bars doctors from accepting gifts
Associated Press
The largest association of medical doctors in Wisconsin is barring its members from accepting gifts from drug companies, following a national trend to limit conflicts of interest, real or perceived.
Read more here

Jenny McCarthy is speaking out about her son’s battle with autism and what she did to make him better.

Read the link below to learn how.

Jenny McCarthy says she cured her son’s autism

Need a little peppy tune to get going? Listen to this tongue-in-cheek barbershop quartet about prescription drugs

Hat tip to Duane Sherry of Discover and Recover for posting “The Drugs I Need,” by the Austin Lounge Lizards. I remember seeing it earlier this year. It is posted on the Consumers Union youtube website. Thanks Duane, Consumers Union and Austin Lounge Lizards.

This case has my attention because Haldol was administered to a man even though it was not known what the man already had in his system. Later a hospital official said that Haldol is regularly used with intoxicated patients….this is scary. Look at any bottle of Haldol….there is a warning to never mix it with alcohol.

A St. Louis County medical examiner determined in November that Croud died of lack of oxygen to his brain due to cardiopulmonary arrest from the combination of acute alcohol intoxication and the administration of Haldol. Haldol is an antipsychotic drug commonly used to treat agitated patients.

Police One

The Web site states that it’s inadvisable to administer Haldol, the brand name of haloperidol, to someone who is severely intoxicated.


Saint Paul, Minn- The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota filed a lawsuit today against St. Mary’s Medical Center and the City of Duluth in Federal District Court over the wrongful death of David Croud.

On October 12, 2005, a Duluth police officer saw David Croud in downtown Duluth demonstrating “odd behavior.” She called for backup. According to witnesses, when backup arrived, the officers slammed David Croud against a brick wall then threw him to the ground, pushing his face into the cement. The witnesses said that they did not see Croud being aggressive in anyway. Then, the police pushed and hit Croud into the squad car and used a taser on him.

They put handcuffs and facial restraints on Croud and took him to St. Mary’s Medical Center for his injuries. He continued to struggle, and hospital staff administered 10 mg haldol to calm him. When that failed to work, they administered a subsequent dose which, according to a review by the Minnesota Department of Health, resulted in him receiving three times the recommended maximum allowance of the sedative.

The hospital staff left Croud in restraints and on his stomach. When they returned, he was unconscious. He subsequently fell into a coma and died on October 18, 2005.

“David’s life was tragically cut short on that October day,” said ACLU-MN Executive Director Charles Samuelson. “He did not have to die, and now his family will suffer the consequences. They will never get him back; his children will never again get to see their dad.”

Today, the ACLU of Minnesota filed the wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of James Croud, brother of David Croud, against St. Mary’s Medical Center and the City of Duluth Police officers for depriving his brother of his life.

Attorneys in this case are Albert Goins of the Goins Law Firm and John Goetz of Schwebel, Goetz and Seiben.

Also read Native Freedom

Reports Clear Police, Criticize Hospital In Death

Partnership for a drugfree America? Cartoon by Mike Adams

Partnership for a drugfree America? Cartoon by Mike Adams

So, did you hear that the mental health parity bill passed? What do you think….good….or bad?  I used to be for mental health parity….and I used to be a member of NAMI too.   Now, I think the best thing that ever happened to me was when I couldn’t afford the prescription psych meds. I weaned off of Zyprexa and Risperdal for a couple of reasons. One reason was that I could not affored them anymore. I also weaned off of Klonipin because of that.

Also, after being cooped up in the hospital for one week, I was let out. Not because I was well, but because I had no insurance and I didn’t qualify for assistance. 

Sooo, I am very skeptical about mental health parity. Parity for diseases that are NOT proven. I DO want people to be treated…and I want them to be treated well. But I am wondering how much of a nightmare this will be for people. How many more people will be sucked into the mental health system because thier insurance covered their “diseases.”

Please let me know what you think.

To read more about this cartoon go to NaturalNews, Partnership for a Drug-Free America.

Comments by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

(NaturalNews) Ten days ago, I wrote about Ron and Nadine from Living Libations ( who were arrested at the U.S. border for trafficking chocolate ( It turns out the portable drug test kits used by border agents consistently produce false positiveson numerous substances, including essential oils, CoQ10, Dr. Bronner’s Soap and many other items. See my pictures of one such false positive in the story link above.

So why do drug agents use these kits if they’re not accurate? It’s not about being accurate, silly. It’s about instilling FEAR into the minds of the citizens. And using these bogus drug test kits, border agents can arrest, imprison and interrogate perfectly innocent victims who are merely carrying raw foods or nutritional supplements across the border.

Of course, people carrying dangerous prescription medicationsare utterly ignored by border agents, including children carrying mind-altering “speed” amphetamine drugs labeled as medications for “treating” ADHD. These drugs, which were once sold on the street as Speed, are now openly prescribed to tens of millions of children. And the side effects? Brain shrinkage. Slowed neurological development. Violent behavior and dangerous suicidal impulses. See

An award for best art..over the top

An award for best art..over the top

Ana from justAna has given me theArte y Pico

award that was created this year by an art-lover. According to the explanation of it’s creator on her blog Arte y Pico (which is in Spanish) means:What is the meaning of the expression: And basically, ironically, it translates into a wonderful phrase in Mexico, “lo maximo.” LOL! It will never find its counterpart in English, but if it HAD to, it would be something like, Wow. The Best Art. Over the top.

Ana bestowed this upon me  a couple weeks ago. It made my day. Thanks Ana!.  It looks like Ana is taking a break from blogging. I hope you come back soon Ana. Just be careful to take care of yourself.

I am also taking a little break. But I love blogging and reading other people’s blogs. So I hope to be back up to my usual posting of several times a week.


I know I need to post and to keep up to date with other bloggers. I have been feeling very tired and stressed lately. I feel kinda funny about it because I am posting about how to stay well by eating naturally and taking supplements.  Yet I feel very tired for a person who is supposed to be healthy.

Currently I have no tolerance for sarcasm or destructive criticism and I feel like if I do one more thing it will be the straw the broke the camel’s back.

Last night I told my husband, “I’m checking out.” He thought I was leaving him to stay a hotel. I just meant I can’t talk about one more thing or make any decisions.

BUT at the same time I know I am much more healthy than a few years ago when I was over-medicated on psychiatric prescription drugs…living in a stupor and tired all the time. This tired is a valid tired…Well, I think it is a valid tired…but it doesn’t make sense to me.  I guess what I am saying is that I am tired, but I am so happy I am not on psych-drugs. And when I said I was “checking-out” it is probably a healthy thing rather than continuing to be more stressed and end up having a “nervous breakdown.”

Remember “nervous breakdowns”?  Nobody has them any more. Now people have “disorders” and “syndromes” and they are classified on the DSM and medicated.

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