Essential Oils for Cold and Flu

Here I put together a few oils one can make to help with colds and flu’s and advice on how to apply them.  Hope they help.

Oregano – One of the most popular essential oils for treating everything from cold and flu to warts, oregano is considered a “hot” oil (it will heat up and tingle) and should be used cautiously. Do not apply to the face or throat without diluting it first with pure olive oil or another fatty oil. If you do get some on your face, dilute with butter or oil, NOT water! Oregano is best applied on the back, shoulders, and the bottoms of the feet.

Lemon – Lemon is great for boosting the immune system from within. Take a drop or two in every glass of water throughout the day, or use in capsules. Lemon is photosensitive so it should not be applied to skin.

Cinnamon – Another hot oil, cinnamon is great for boosting the immune system and has been shown to support the pancreas and digestive system (in medicine, the pancreas/spleen relates to the immune system). Apply on the feet or inhale.

And remember this spring is in the air and my new gardening book is on the shelves, so no reason now for not getting yourself in shape. Have a great summer, I know I am.

Sweet Fresh Pineapples & Good For You Too

Kind of makes me want to run out and buy a couple pineapples.  They sure are tasty on them hot summer days.

Nothing brings up the images of summer breezes and relaxation like pineapple, the sweet juicy treat from the tropics. While thoughts of fun in the sun ease the mind, eating pineapple can greatly ease the body. Bromelain, the key enzyme in pineapple, banishes inflammation as effectively as drugs. It reduces swelling, helps against sore throat, treats arthritis and gout, and speeds digestion of proteins. New research is even showing pineapple to be highly effective at cancer prevention and treatment.

General Motors & Chrysler Financial Support

Now here is an article that I am inclined to agree with.  I have always said we shouldn’t be giving any bail outs to any companies, banks you name it.  First thing, it isn’t the Powers To Be’s money to begin with.  Second if these workers don’t want to take some pay cuts or help their company in anyway, well then why should we help them.  All this money that we are going to give them isn’t going to help them one bit, all it does is delay the agony.   Also there is a lot of folks out there needing help other than just the big companies and they will  never see one cent.   So……. take a look at this article.  My Opinion Only.
April 16/2009– The Canadian Auto Workers union must reach agreements with Chrysler LLC and General Motors Corp. to cut wages and benefits before the Canadian government will provide long-term loans to the automakers, the Globe and Mail reported.

Industry Minister Tony Clement told the newspaper that workers at the two companies must accept labor cost cuts of as much as C$19 ($15.74) an hour for their employers to avoid bankruptcy protection.  ” I Am Glad Tony Clement took some action.”

Cuts of that amount are “unreasonable” and aren’t going to be accepted, Canadian Auto Workers President Ken Lewenza told the Globe.   “Well if they are unreasonable, then the bail out is unreasonable too.  Simple as that.”