Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Natural color green onto cotton fiber!

 Found this link  with beautiful colors and lots of

info on what people have figured out to get greens on cotton. Coral trees leaves were used in 1 and have seen Coral trees in a few places as landscaping. Some dyeing use lime (can get high alkalinity from ash water) from shells (Oyster). Wonder if can get Oyster shells from Whole Foods. Will look at the other plants different peoples have found work for this.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Mask Wearing

So many studies on wearing a masks and also making for med wear if run out.
This study of wearing cloth masks for HCW, Health care workers.   A health officer of 1 county thought best for public not to wear a mask as were buying a reduced availability item needed by HCW. Also breathing thru some materials might cause health problems, such as formaldehyde coating on some fabrics, or particulates such as cotton in a mill has caused (unspin ) lung illnesses.  lists HCW where headaches increased with mandetory mask usage (N95). Am guessing since a 2003 stressfull time that also played a part in.
  This ia part of Dr Blaylock post which another website said was not correct, and no ref. (I found references) study, researchers examined the blood oxygen levels in 53 surgeons using an oximeter. They measured blood oxygenation before surgery as well as at the end of surgeries.4 The researchers found that the mask reduced the blood oxygen levels (pa02) significantly. The longer the duration of wearing the mask, the greater the fall in blood oxygen levels.
The importance of these findings is that a drop in oxygen levels (hypoxia) is associated with an impairment in immunity. Studies have shown that hypoxia can inhibit the type of main immune cells used to fight viral infections called the CD4+ T-lymphocyte. This occurs because the hypoxia increases the level of a compound called hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), which inhibits T-lymphocytes and stimulates a powerful immune inhibitor cell called the Tregs. . This sets the stage for contracting any infection, including COVID-19 and making the consequences of that infection much graver. In essence, your mask may very well put you at an increased risk of infections and if so, having a much worse outcome.5,6,7 

bin-Reza F et al. The use of mask and respirators to prevent transmission of influenza: A systematic review of the scientific evidence. Resp Viruses 2012;6(4):257-67.
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  2. Ong JJY et al. Headaches associated with personal protective equipment- A cross-sectional study among frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19. Headache 2020;60(5):864-877.
  3. Bader A et al. Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery. Neurocirugia 2008;19:12-126.
  4. Shehade H et al. Cutting edge: Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1 negatively regulates Th1 function. J Immunol 2015;195:1372-1376.
  5. Westendorf AM et al. Hypoxia enhances immunosuppression by inhibiting CD4+ effector T cell function and promoting Treg activity. Cell Physiol Biochem 2017;41:1271-84.
  6. Sceneay J et al. Hypoxia-driven immunosuppression contributes to the pre-metastatic niche. Oncoimmunology 2013;2:1 e22355.
  7. Blaylock RL. Immunoexcitatory mechanisms in glioma proliferation, invasion and occasional metastasis. Surg Neurol Inter 2013;4:15.
  8. Aggarwal BB. Nucler factor-kappaB: The enemy within. Cancer Cell 2004;6:203-208.
  9. Savransky V et al. Chronic intermittent hypoxia induces atherosclerosis. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2007;175:1290-1297.
  10. Baig AM et al. Evidence of the COVID-19 virus targeting the CNS: Tissue distribution, host-virus interaction, and proposed neurotropic mechanisms. ACS Chem Neurosci 2020;11:7:995-998.
  11. Wu Y et al. Nervous system involvement after infection with COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. Brain Behavior, and Immunity, In press.
  12. Perlman S et al. Spread of a neurotropic murine coronavirus into the CNS via the trigeminal and olfactory nerves. Virology 1989;170:556-560. 
 Raymond J Roberge MD MPH, Aitor Coca PhD, W Jon Williams PhD,
Jeffrey B Powell MSc, and Andrew J Palmiero
  Having some problems sometimes, (seems to depend on which store am in) when using a mask and feeling like not getting enough air. This has happened on really hot days and walking fast with a load and no mask also. Have experimented with various materials , bandana, scarf, surgeon mask bus driver gave me. N95 given to me during bad fire season. Was thinking a real wool mask  felted, no dyes or pesticides or stuff on it, might work well.
Have seen some elderly people who look in trouble walking and wear a mask that seems to make all more of effort, but who is going to a Dr to ask if ok or not to wear a mask. Have been growing more foods, herbs on patio, so not have to shop as much.  Be Well

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Breathing, vite C,

While looking up Dr Pall's protocol, (think he had trouble with NO/Nox reactions and maybe dysautonomia, forget. He put together a list of supps that helped him, and Some were nebulizing glutathione, and list vite c but also be cautious. I tried vite c about age 16 when felt like might get a cold but was afraid to try it as most medicines reacted to. Went for it, the whole 500mg and next day , boom, a cold. So learned for me try in little bits thru out day and see if better.
Dr Pall said be cautious -   
to avoid giving high dose ascorbate to those who may have high free iron levels.  In individuals with high free iron, high dose ascorbate is dangerous because it can generate high levels of Fenton chemistry.
So is that bad or good or depends?

Is any of this info was helpful if got covid and would Dr's consider using it, in hospital ? 
free iron to prevent it from generating toxic quantities ... When there is a high serum level of reduced ascorbic acid, it drives through the pores of the ferritin ... radical intermediates drove the Fenton reaction. ... of dangerous excess catalytic iron from harmless iron ... single dose of vitamin C releasing so much catalytic iron ...
by V Herbert - ‎1996 - ‎Cited by 157 - ‎Related articles
Symposium:Prooxidant Effects of Antioxidant
Vitamins Vitamin C-Driven Free Radical
JAYATILLEKE The Mount Sinai and Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Centers,
New York 

Iron supplements: the quick fix with long-term consequences     

Anna EO Fisher and Declan P Naughton

This was interesting on Thyroid
  1. Reseach suggests autoimmune thyroiditis, both Hashimoto's and Grave's, may be associated with an IMBALANCE of iodine and selenium. Both trace elements, along with zinc and iron, are needed for healthy thyroid function and the balance (as in all things) is the key. Just adding either (without balance) may make thyroid issues worse. Currently the ratio is not known but likely it is not less than 500 mcg nor more than 1,000 mcg of iodine and not less than 200 mcg nor more than 400 mcg methylselenocysteine. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2013 Oct;20(5):441-8. doi: 10.1097/ Review.
  2. Olive Leaf Extract has been clinically shown to increase the conversion of T4 into T3 likely by increasing the enzyme that does the conversion. This may be a very simple way to enhance thyroid function. Effective dose is likely 500-1,000 mg daily. Phytother Res. 2002 May;16(3):286-7  Glutathione and COVID-19: Very Preliminary Evidence     by Chris Masterjohn PHD  found to be a possible antiviral, keeping virus repllication.        patient had taken this stuff. I dont do well with gobs of vite C at once, bits thru out day. Am not taking supplements but eating vite c foods, like fresh pineapple, lemon juice (but high oxalate).
2000mg glutathione, 50mg Zn, 1 gm of vite C - 4xs/day,  600mg ALA, 1200mg  NAC    2 alka seltzer gold,

Sunday, April 26, 2020

CLAY colors

Have found pockets of clay in the yards as well as sand , a few places rocks.
Put some on jars with water and tried ' painting on wood.
Might try later with something sticky like rice paste or algae or a starch.

Different clay found around yard and town (blue is old indigo vat )

WHile looking up Lysine : arginine ratios in foods (both are amino acids, required for human health),
wondered if sars2 virus effected like virus that causes cold sores, by diet higher in arginine (make person more suse[tible).  Maybe someon can find tha info online. Have been adding Kefir (milk probiotic ) that is higher in lysine (high in arginine also, but much less than lysine). Found a note on 1 website that " potassium rich vegetables such as spinach, red/sweet potatoes, kale and asparagus for example can raise intracellular calcium and trigger herpes reactivation." Really curious how higher potassium raises calcium, so looked up.  they found that calcium release occurs because the viruses activate a critical cell-signaling molecule called Akt at the cell membrane. 
SO look for a AKT inhibitor?
websearch - inhibiting Akt natural treatment herbs  - found quite a bit of stuff

lots of info to consider here 

The website mentioned h2o2 , hydrogen peroxide, but didnt make sense after searched that sentence.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Staying Healthy and making choices

There are so many ways to improve our own health.

Calif coast Iris cultivar someone gave me,
Eat real foods, have heard of people with diabetis that rid all meds doing that, which am guessing would be better outcome if covid19. Some youtube vids on some forms of heart disease also on eating real foods and low carb, (but think depends on the person, environments, lifestyle, and genetics ) and tests that show calcium in arteries. Ivor Cummins who is YT on heart disease, and says its the plant seed oils that cause a huge problems as oxidize and damage arteries.  info on  dr berg  virus reduces? hemeglobin,
free iron fe releases from hemegobin and becomes very reactive which can damage, low iron blood reduces oxygen. White blood cells need zinc.  nutrients and effects on a virus. interesting on B3 , herbs, meds...
 Increasing the concentration of intracellular zinc with zinc‐ionophores like pyrithione can efficiently impair the replication of a variety of RNA viruses.44  
Selenium is an essential trace element for mammalian redox biology.35 The nutritional status of the host plays a very important role in the defense against infectious diseases.36 Nutritional deficiency impacts not only the immune response but also the viral pathogen itself.10 Dietary selenium deficiency that causes oxidative stress in the host can alter a viral genome so that a normally benign or mildly pathogenic virus can become highly virulent in the deficient host under oxidative stress.10
 B vitamins
B vitamins are water‐soluble vitamins and work as part of coenzymes. Each B vitamin has its special functions. For example, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) plays a role in the energy metabolism of all cells. Vitamin B2 deficiency had been suspected to occur among US elderly.17 Keil et al18 had reported that vitamin B2 and UV light effectively reduced the titer of MERS‐CoV in human plasma products. Vitamin B3, also called nicotinamide, could enhance the killing of Staphylococcus aureus through a myeloid‐specific transcription factor and vitamin B3 was efficacious in both prophylactic and therapeutic settings.19 Moreover, vitamin B3 treatment significantly inhibited neutrophil infiltration into the lungs with a strong anti‐inflammatory effect during ventilator‐induced lung injury. However, it also paradoxically led to the development of significant hypoxemia.20

Is there info on Dr Ben Lynch related to covid19 ?
Recall arginine (nuts) can increase viral activity and lysine (in yogurt...) can decrease
Pumpkin seeds have one of the highest concentrations of the amino acid, with a cup of dried pumpkin or squash seeds providing 6.905 grams (g) of arginine. Raw peanuts provide 4.567 g of arginine per cup.  Chicken contains 2.790 g of arginine per cup.
Why are health care workers getting covid19 - If do have plenty of PPE, change masks, Is it that contagious?
Realize some medical people werent getting enough masks, and many people have been trying to make masks and get N95 for hospitals.

gleaners   volunteer
are any farmers dumping food as not able to sell to a restaurant or school?
can they find another buyer
are restaurants allowed to sell groceries

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Learning, Doing, Being

Hi All,
Well, feel kinda like off kilter abit as usually have day off of Sunday, and today feel like lazy, as
mostly sat around (did put chopped veggies , onion skin, part of chicken back, garlic, ginger in a pot).
Why did I go out yesterday to market (started pouring rain as got off bus), if had gone today (no rain but drearier), it worked out fine anyway. Got cabbage, O Kefir, Acorn squash, eggs, ...
Wonder how many people have a mild case of covid and howmany got flu or colds. So many people are learning new things, bread making, bird watching ...
Am seeing if can do this 

FREE classes at
I made a list of mask patterns from YT. So many that are quite good.
Think Creativebug has a free childrens program this month
Just going outside and listening to birds nearby
Out at night and seeing stars and planets
  Weaving time on Youtube  Friday, March 27, 2020 is HERE.  for links go to Rebecca's website or YT page.

Saturday, March 28, 2020 is HERE.   Sunday, March 29, 2020 is HERE.

Monday, March 30, 2020 is HERE.  Tuesday, March 31, 2020 is HERE.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 is HERE.  Thursday, April 2, 2020 is HERE.

Friday, April 3, 2020 is HERE.   Monday, April 6, 2020 is HERE.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 is HERE.    on weaving a face mask and children book on weaving  


Am still trying to figure what want to do and need to usually pops into mind first.
What have you learned and been doing. 

Monday, April 6, 2020

Healthier ways, foods with nutrients, herbs and spices

Things to research or just try:    Acupressure or reflexology or 
Just a little at start, like if you started exercising, wouldnt go for 50pushups 1st day, work up to goal.
Can find info in books, onilne (Youtube or other vid can be amazing, local library maybe open or have online books, audio...

     Washing hands and some guy on news suggested NAILs as well. Do have a few wood/bristle nail brushes bought years ago from 99c stoe. Have been starting to wash glasses at same time, and noticed vision seems better.
    Am doing laundry now, as wondered how often to wash pillowcases, hand towels or use papertowels. Were just sticking with hand towels now (son actually washed them).
   Am reducing stuff carry in pockets and purse/backoack, so less stuff to sanitize and touch. Guess could spray purse with alcohol, but no stores around here have it. Find which hand and other sanitizer or disinfectants are least toxic, espec if have children. Some have instructions to use in welll ventilated area. Same with cooking, if cold or rainy out and lots of cooking, best if vent so no problem with carbon monoxide. Or electric cooker or heat water and put in thermos....  Recall a serious cold went around 10-15 yrs ago and people who hadnt turned on house heater yet, hadnt got the cold.
     Am using some hydrogen peroxide and a tiny bit of alcohol left in a bottle. If make (even nonsew ) masks, rewash daily (maybe only wear 3-4hrs).
   Someone said they were using orange blossoms for evening tea, found some (dont collect if pesticide sprays or near a busy road) and were nice. Dont know if healing but smelled so nice. Also saw someone had tea of Marigold, and researched and found Calendulas also nice for tea. Knew help with healing skin quickly (dont use lavender or calendula on skin unless sure not infected as have seen them heal skin quickly, so dont want to heal over infection.) I have Calendula and lavender growing.  Wonder what herbs , spices we have in our cupboards and use on foods that are helpful now.  
 mentions ACE2 (and cytokine storm), think a protein that sars2 virus attaches to and herbs with different effects. Had read a Dr from Oregon said a ferritin lab could see if patient might have cytokine issues. Wonder if previous SARS people didnt get ill or mild illness?  waslooking up how to crochet shoe and make outer soles. 
Found 2 older webpages on sanitize , reuse N95  :    lists several , such as alcohol , hydrogen peroxide.

Stay well