2008 December

Merry Christmas!

RESEARCH: More About MSRA Superbugs

In the spirit of multi-part articles this month…CA-MRSA, “the new bug in town,” is a strain of bacteria that spreads staph infection in nonhospital settings to people who are otherwise healthy.

CA-MRSA infections begin as a small, red bump often mistaken for a bug bite or pimple but then rapidly turns into a boil or abscess. It can cause bone, joint, and blood infections and pneumonia.

Best line of defense? GOOD handwashing (hot water, soap, vigorous sudsing, the whole nine yards) and careful observation of your skin. Also, use an immuno-stimulating oil like tea tree or Thieves.

Gift Idea – Make a Reed Diffuser

SUPPLIES:

-10 bamboo reeds (or shish-kabob skewers with tips cut off)
-8 oz bottle or jar (decorate if desired)
-6T peanut or jojoba oil
-10-15mL essential oil

DIRECTIONS:

1. Combine oil and essential oil in jar.
2. Add reeds.
3. Allow 24-48 hours for oils to wick up reeds.
4. Flip reeds 1x/week to refresh and strengthen aroma.

* Not evaluated by FDA. Product not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

GENTLE REMINDERS: Fab Fiber Facts (Part 2 of 2)

Twelve nutrient dense grains jam packed with flavor:

#1 Buckwheat…….#7 Red Quinoa
#2 Pearl Barley……#8 Teff
#3 Spelt…………….#9 Amaranth
#4 Millet……………#10 Bulgur
#5 White Quinoa….#11 Purple Barley
#6 Kamut…………..#12 Farro

Don’t get into a rut of eating the same thing. Be adventurous! Try a new grain at your next meal!
Visit my website for a fantastic curried quinoa salad recipe that you will just love!

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