Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Saving the Native Milkweeds am trying a poster of the plant, Monarch, caterpilar,..... so far my son made a poster for me.

Here a is poster son made for me that could post on a marker of the local Milkweed so the weedwacker people will consider avoiding it. Was told they are required by the fire department to clear 100 ft from homes. WOnder if other ways as saw in a few videos are reducing desertification. Some were using grazing animals like cows. Does it work same with goats, sheep, wild animals. Some places people used to do a burn at ok times of the year (when little creatures had grown enuf t run away and whn more moisture in area to reduce a runaway fire. How do we do that in our yards? Maybe weedwacking or borrow sheep or flatten weedy grasses or trim plants.... We have Narrowleaf ,
Milkweed nearby
Found these nice websites that explain, besides plants for the catarpilars of Monarch to feed on , The Monarchs need nectar to feed on for the long trip and Buckwheat , which in California are many, can help to survive ! https://buckwheatbringsbutterflies.com https://www.chefs-garden.com/blog/september-2018/buckwheat-flowers-are-a-pit-stop-for-monarchs-wil https://aproposfootwear.com/pages/buckwheat-and-the-butterfly
Was surprised couldnt find a poster for "dont cut the Milkweed" online somewhere !

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Colors on fabrics, INSPIRATIONS - Graham Keegan

Checked into Graham Keegans website - https://www.grahamkeegan.com/cosmos new page has so much information on his use of growing and using orange Cosmos flowers for printing onto fabric. He was able to get several colors depending which mordant used.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Native plant in the garden

While seeing how the plants were doing that planted 2 yrs ago in front yard, noticed some just wernt coming back. Was sad to see the Celest Blue Sage had no leaves and dry stems, but had seen that happen with another sage and trimmed back and a month later it started sprouting leaves on stems had thought were dead. Someone in our town who grows natives to replace in natural habitat, was kind enough to offer ideas if I posted photos of yard. Have a few bare areas, as also a Wooly Blue curls didnt make it, and a Verbena. Am learning the Verbeneas need to be trimmed back of dead wood. Also helped to have a few rains. Though before tried watering and it seem to have killed 1. Was hoping to have room for a Toyon, though it might overshade a few plants that dont need much shade. East side of driveway in mostly sand, so can water more in summer and west side is mostly clay, then a slope, that has a white sage that dies back after water or lots of rain. Last November Wondering how much to trim
This month after several rains Trying to see if room for other plants and if retransplant newly planted and or put the small lavender volunteers to backyard. Have been giving many lavender plants away as the seeds keep sprouting in yard. Also the bright yellow-green scented Geranium can put in backyard or near faucet to see if keeps rodents away (hopefulness)
This shows a bare area with a Sage and Sagebrush to left and volunteer lavenders, still deciding what to put in here.
Most west side of slope has a small Chaparel Broom where green stick is a poor looking white sage to upper rt and near top of slope a few Rosemary plants. Many small Bush Lupin seedlings are coming up. If retransplant Chaparal Broom than put larger plant there or....
LUPINE that we picked of moth catarpillars daily but eventually didnt make it.
Am trying to figure how to rotate a photo, used to be easier !

Thursday, January 6, 2022

What we (choose to ) wear

What we choose (when we have choices ) to wear, eat use, can effect , our children, friends, family, people on other side of the world, the ground water, our life. Found a somewhat local business making colors and items to wear/use. https://feralbotanics.com/about

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Feed ourselves, how heal our selves , covid


How can we ask people who had Covid, what helped, if asymp. then what might have effected, diet ...
WOuld you change your foods if helped stay healthier , feel better, ? 

Can people research and do a study that helps us all concerning covid, where many dont get ill, some are asymptamatic, or low symptoms and some severe and some symptoms that last a long time, like Fibromyalgia and CFS that have been mostly ignored by most Dr's.  Would some of you ask those who had it and no symptoms or were hospitalized , if ate/drank highly processed foods, soda... or not. Some could research if genetic and what shores up that part of us. If enviromental, such as live near freeway or industrial waste... and what might mitigate it or effects. Is there webpages of people already doing this info gathering?

CDC has protocols I guess for coronovirus, but we are not all the same. How many have had no meds work (and not have a Dr to find cause of illness), or keep trying for another med...

I was reading info on lactate and how there are lactate supplements for athletes and the body uses it for energy.
  Does the body make it?  Sounds like a precurser is pyruvate.

Had read or heard that the Sars2 virus can attach at more than just the ACE2 sites and then another YT vid said a paper on 2 proteins found that prevent the virus from fusion to a cell or some part of a person.
  Did see a study from 2009 on sars about a few things that prevent fusion, 1 was lutein.
I have Calendulas growing in the yard (so easy), so just put a few petals in salads or rice or what eating or tea. Remember everything , even if good for us can be overdone. Each person is diff in how
they process foods...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DxlkxA82FM how sars2 Entry of Coronavirus into Cells | Dr. Paul Bates fuses to cells, it needs a Ca rich enviro  . camostat + e64d 

Thymosin found on a Dr's blog while looking up minerals and defic or excess on HR, BP, ...

 Platefuls of vitamin C rich foods like dark leafy greens, Brussels sprouts, kiwi fruit, broccoli, berries and tomatoes protect the thymus gland, a vital immune system organ. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R-JGrze85w  https://ta1.wellsrx.com/
  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6244527/ thiamin is severe ill patients 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5877549/  lists snps and IL6 about hypertension
https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca something about caution and dance w covid, very long , lots of charts, dont really understand  


Effects of wearing N95 and surgical facemasks on heart rate, thermal stress and subjective sensations   

Published online 2005 May 26. doi: 10.1007/s00420-004-0584-4  

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7087880/    Facemasks are critical components of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers, particularly when those workers are dealing with transmitted diseases, such as the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak that occurred in March 2003. Seto et al. (2003) performed a case study in five Hong Kong hospitals, involving 241 non-infected staff and 13 infected staff who were exposed to 11 patients with SARS, and they concluded that SARS was contagious by droplets.
    results from the experiment demonstrate that heart rate, microclimate (temperature, humidity) and subjective ratings were significantly influenced by the wearing of different kinds of facemasks.
  The surface temperature outside the facemask was lower, and the temperature in the facemask microclimate was significantly higher, for the N95 masks than for the surgical masks (Fig. 3), indicating that the heat loss from the respiratory tract is more difficult to endure in N95 masks, inducing higher heat stress and perception of discomfort.
  It is interesting to note that no significant difference was found between nano-treated and untreated facemasks for physiological measurements and subjective perceptions, even though nano-treated surgical and N95 facemasks were perceived to be slightly less uncomfortable. On the other hand, subjective preferences for the nano-treated surgical masks were significantly higher than those for the untreated surgical facemasks. This indicates that the nano-functional treatment of surgical and N95 facemasks does not have significant negative effects on the thermophysiological responses and subjective perceptions of discomfort.   


WHile looking up sulfites (tried some Allthiamine in a tiny amount so opened capsule and put under tongue), it tasted so much of sulfites (also B1 taste of bitter bile like). Found this http://behcets.org/reference/sulfur/sulfursulphidesulphate.html     and

this -  http://behcets.org/reference/symptoms_in_detail.html  guess it might be useful for covid Dr's and nutritionists and dieticians as guy had Behcets and went into remission and had CLEAN arteries...

Lists of foods containing thiamine (processed and real foods)  http://behcets.org/reference/sulfur/vitamen.html  

Eyeglass frames, spinning and butterflies

 This is so cool. Make own eye glass frames.

Remember the measurements eye Dr made like distance between pupils... 

https://yumasymposiumblog.blogspot.com/2017/12/2017-yuma-presenter-deb-stoner.html  A neat sunglass wire that coils at ear peice then around lens and around to over nose to next lens....

Also her photos - are quite amazing !!

I still havnt made or bought frames or new lenses yet and trying to make do. Found some lenses only cost 9$ online and 85$ if go to an optometrist (will call around more or keep my readers). Have some good old frames of my Mothers maybe can reuse.

And Here , spinning fibers 



Taking care of Monarch butterflies and and Milkweed (ESPEC WILD NATIVE )

is on Spinoff website. Monarchs, Milkweed, and You Image

Friday, January 8, 2021

Foods and nutrients

Some people dont think what you eat and drink effects your health ! (or what think, do , activities...)

If someone drinks soda and find a healthy or at least healthier alternitive. If eat lots of processed sugar and foods, can try to find good substitute. People are dying and feel so little is said on radio, TV , newspapers on helping to stay healthier and avoid illnesses. Who is controling all those "news" outlets?

Try to find more REAL food, not so much fried foods (like potato chips...). Most are made with high omega 6 oils which we need, but not at expense of eating omega 3 fats like in some seeds but mostly fish. I am hoping you all are increasing in your health and have found ways to share info. Have also found somethings like acupressure /reflexology/Pain Erasure(Bonnie)/Trigger pt... which are all type of healing self and we all may do it by rubbing forehead for head pain .....

http://www.katolenyardley.com/circulation_choices.pdf  Bioflavonoids are found in peppers, buckwheat, aprico

ts, the white rind inside of the peel of
citrus fruits, berries, rosehips, blueberries, grapefruits, watercress, kale, elderberries, paprika,
garlic and onions. Ensure that your choice of Vitamin C contains bioflavonoid or take an extra
supplement of mixed
bioflavonoid with your Vitamin C. Bioflavonoids work together with
Vitamin C to strengthen the walls of blood vessels and capillaries and to promote circulation.
Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, Medical Herbalist is in private practice in Vancouvhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/340225302_Treatment_for_Corona_Virus_COVID-19_diseased_patients_and_other_respiratory_infections  Very interesting

Really interesting on Thiamine deficiency being much more common than thought.
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00207/full  Neurological, Psychiatric, and Biochemical Aspects of Thiamine Deficiency in Children and Adults   Shibani Dhir1†, Maya Tarasenko1†, Eleonora Napoli1 and Cecilia Giulivi1,2*       1Department of Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, United States  brain is highly vulnerable to thiamine deficiency due to its heavy reliance on mitochondrial ATP production.    body does not store thiamine in levels >30 mg, and the half-life for thiamine is only 9–18 days. proportionally increase thiamine’s dietary demand (a minimum of 0.33 mg per 1,000 kcal) (1). Thus, rather than focusing on thiamine’s RDA, it is critical to match its intake with carbohydrate consumption as well as total caloric intake.  thiamine inactivation by heat and/or sulfur dioxide   deficiency can result from genetic factors, i.e., pathogenic gene mutations in key regulators of the thiamine pathway, including thiamine pyrophosphokinase 1 (TPK1), thiamine diphosphate kinase (TDPK), thiamine triphosphatase (THTPA), and thiamine transporters (SLC25A19, SLC19A2/THTR1, and SLC19A3/THTR2; Figure 1B). More recently, the organic cation transporter 1 (OCT1) has been claimed to act as a hepatic thiamine transporter (25).