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Correction WIPS now under Articles

All content that was formerly under the WIPS tab is now relocated to Articles to streamline the site. We are sorry if this has caused any inconvenience. This included the Kefir Bee pollen cheese and variations as well as other items.
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17 Jun 2011 22:28

17 Jun 2011 22:28

17 Jun 2011 22:28

Kombucha Clothes Designs

This video is linked on my basic site and shows how the creative designer makes giant sheets of kombucha scoby in bathtubs, then cuts into clothes! I think there are a LOT of creative things one can do. I know some of the kombucha forums and information sites have information on, for instance, the Germans making shoe leather from it and another making drumskins! I can't imagine anything house shoes since they are absorbent "leather" UNLESS they were onto some way to seal them (mink oil??)
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30 May 2011 23:27

30 May 2011 23:27

30 May 2011 23:27

From CDC:Obesity, hormones, Kefir ETC

This is a link to a study which may be found at the Centers for Disease Control titled: The Effect of Neurohormonal Factors, Epigenetic Factors, and Gut Microbiota on Risk of Obesity. This is a heavy read scientifically speaking! But basically our "gut microflora" (all the beneficial digestive bacteria and yeasts), operate to modify the makeup of the intestinal flora. Kefir is named as one such with yogurt and curd as others. Other studies will show the reader that "REAL kefir", (i.e., made from "kefir grains", the traditional culture), has a very great advantage over yogurt. It has about 10 X as many beneficial microorganisms to crowd out harmful ones, to make surfaces inhospitable to others, and to act as "bacteriocins" (natural antibiotics against bacteria). In reading ANY studies about kefir and other cultured foods to assess their usefulness, one must therefore always check to see if they are first of all talking about the commercial kefir drinks OR the kefir cultured directly from kefir grains.
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30 May 2011 23:04

30 May 2011 23:04

30 May 2011 23:04

Diverticulitis Cures, Kefir n Other

I am placing some links here on some recent good research work and advice for diverticulitis for a couple family members and thought I would post it here for anyone else needing more direction. Note that the commercial ads in the articles can be safely ignored!! :) Here are a couple links about using kefir as a probiotic which will help cure diverticulitis. I would recommend you start using the REAL kefir milk made from REAL "kefir grains" (the translucent cauliflower-looking culture of ancient, ancient origins which keeps growing). The kefir they sell commercially is only about 1/10 as strong and the beneficial variety of microflora as REAL kefir. ALL it takes to make it is to daily change the milk and drink either that which has fermented for 24 hours or for even more benefit, that which has fermented for 48 hours as it develops B vitamins such as B12 etc. in that extra time. However, it gets more tart too. But there's ways of counteracting that.
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17 Mar 2011 19:36

17 Mar 2011 19:36

17 Mar 2011 19:36

St.Patrick Day Green Drink Nutrient Dense Raw

Sorry I didn't get this idea "brewing" and posted before this, but that is the luck o' the draw, today!! I didn't get it "dreamed up", (popped up like a little green leprechan in my head, it did), until last night so it was already too late to ferment it for 24 hours in kefir milk which would have added to the available nutrients and microflora of all raw, all natural. BUT here it is .. it will still be "nutrient dense" and delicious.
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28 Feb 2011 19:16

28 Feb 2011 19:16

28 Feb 2011 19:16

Frugal, survivalistic, medicinal PineNeedle Tea!

I am "blogging" this morning about finding a recipe for Pine Needle Tea and medicines. I'm always on the watch for survival foods ..and beyond to fun, survival, frugality foods. I've known Juniper Berries have great medicinal effects. But here are PINE TREE Teas. This is almost like finding great ways to exist on grass! (Oh, incidentally … among the grass are such gems as dandelions and plantain, chickweed, and in your flower bed are other great edibles which are nutrient dense.

I'm not copying the article here but simply giving the link to it below. I do not wish to infringe on copyright laws and do not have permission to copy/paste here.
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14 Feb 2011 20:02

14 Feb 2011 20:02

14 Feb 2011 20:02

Content under WIPS

Today , Valentine's Day, 2011, I am adding content under these WIPS (works in process). ., sharing a recipe I made specially for my soul-partner, Dave, today for a special Valentine's treat. Although I do not yet have a really appropriate title for the recipe and it's variants, I did wish to share this recipe … gifts from the our earth-allies, the bees, cows, rich microbial soil, and their caretakers who helped co-create some of the basic ingredients, with first thanks to our Creator for this wonderful diversity to start with, ("1st Creations" as Dave calls it), (that is opposed to 2nd or co-created products which follow the raw materials).
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11 Feb 2011 18:24

11 Feb 2011 18:24

11 Feb 2011 18:24

Note Content under "Articles"

**This is just a quick navigational aid. To start with my entries for Recipes and Remedials is under "Articles" on the top menu. As I have development time, other work will be entered herein on different types of alternative remedies and protocols, thoughts, concepts …and recipes. Sorry about the delay!!
Herbal Remedies with Doc Shillington: I do also wish to mention this Yahoo discussion forum for alternative original "remedies", formulas and thoughts on healing protocols .. not a site concentrated on "sales" or "product" but rather the dissemination of information to others: write for website info or to participate in their discussions: moc.spuorgoohay|seidemeR_labreH#moc.spuorgoohay|seidemeR_labreH
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