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Prevention is the Best Cure: Volume 4: Issue 1


Have you heard the old saying that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure? You may be tired of hearing it but it is still very true! Unfortunately some people are prevented from using "prevention" because they are unaware of what they should be avoiding! I know this because I get e-mails forwarding me prevention information. This must mean that these people found this information new and compelling. The frightening thing is that a lot of this information forwarded to me is usually at least 10-20 years old. I am happy there are e-mail chains going around spreading information but this means the information has not spread like it should have in the past. More people should know. Some examples of "things we should already know about" are: anti-per spirants have been shown to cause breast cancer, Sodium Laurel Sulphate found in most shampoos and liquid soaps is carcinogen, microwaves are harmful, you should not cook in aluminum or Teflon pots, too much soy can harm you, too much milk can harm you, sodas leach liquid, minerals and vitamins from your body, and much more... Link to some of the sites below to find out why! 

PS: Don't be convinced by the people who claim these are "Urban Legends". Top search engine placement, ads, newspaper announcements, and press releases are sponsored and sent out by companies who don't want you to beleive this information. Do a search on antiperspirants...wonder why the nay-sayers come up first? They paid to claim the top spots on the engines. If you click to reveal more results you will find that hundreds of studies by respected people follow...and if all else fails and you don't know who to believe - you can always believe simple common sense!


Diet Sodas and Dangers of Aspartame

Sodas and Your Alkaline Levels

Sodas are Harmful for Children

Milk is Sometimes Harmful

Harms of Soy Products

Aluminum Information & Sources

Dangers of Microwave Ovens

Facts About Sodium Laurel Sulphate

Anti-Perspirant Information

Make Your Own Healing Bath: Volume 3: Issue 12

The bath is a popular place to look for healing or nurturing. Soaking in the Bath is one of the most popular stress relievers today. To enrich the bathing experience, however, many people turn to manufactured products. You dont have to do this. Grandma says make your own oatmeal soaps and/or bath salts!



  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup soap shavings
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water


Place soap shavings in a plastic bag, and pound them into smaller pieces. Place the soap in a blender, add oatmeal, and pulse until mixture has a grainy consistency. Pour into a bowl and remove any oversized pieces. Add oil and water and begin mixing with your hands. Form into a firm ball and set aside until it is hard. Takes about 2 hours.



  • 2 1/2 lb Epsom Salts
  • Ground Flowers and spices of Various Colors such as lavender, rose, orange peel, cinnamon, vanilla, and others...

In a large bowl, mix Epsom salts with ground flowers. Mix until the colour and herb is spread out evenly. Put into smaller jars and let stand 4-6 weeks before using so that the smell can absorb full into the salts.