Proverbs 10:26

            Don’t be a Slug              Outside of young boys wanting to gross out their sisters, few find enjoyment in slugs.  They are slimy and not very exciting. We would never send a slug on a necessary errand as their sluggishness would delay its success and leave be a slimy trail. We recoil at the…

Post COVID Moldy Schools

Apparently, teachers and students should fear more than COVID19 upon return to long empty school buildings, at least in this Virginia school district.  After months of remote learning, everyone looked forward to Sherwood Forest Elementary returning to in-person learning.  Upon returning, many teachers found disturbing environmental conditions and experienced concerning health symptoms.  With obvious water…

Quercetin – The Swiss Army Knife – A Review

Quercetin finds itself in a number of Sanctuary protocols due to the multiplicity of benefits it has to offer.   The natural substance boasts among its most well-known functions effects in ameliorating allergies, preventing oxidation of LDL cholesterol, assisting in metal detoxification, and providing anti-oxidant protection.  Lesser-known benefits include for those with prostatitis and very mild…

Proverbs 10:23-25

            Striving for the True Riches             While we may grunt and groan in our strainings after material gains, our efforts only carry our lives to a point both in the here and now and in the life to come.  Wisdom and righteousness to the contrary bear more lasting fruits.             Wisdom grants pleasure now…

Fruit Microbiomes are Inherited

The scientific world has continued to reveal the effects of our microbiome on our health.  The bacteria, fungi, and even viruses living in our GI tract influence every other body system through various mechanisms.  This collection of internal microbial neighbors begins with ones provided by our mothers at birth.  Well, it seems that even fruits…

Modulating Tau in Traumatic Brain Injury to Prevent Cognitive Decline

The convergence of pharmaceutical and natural therapies upon one neurologic pathway to modify a brain degenerating process offers hope in traumatic brain injury patients.  While traumatic brain injury, especially when repetitive, often leads to cognitive decline, even dementia, two pharmaceuticals and a few natural agents offer hope.  The anti-inflammatory medications diflunisal and salsalate garner little…

Proverbs 10:18-22

Words, Words, and More Words Words can no doubt cause trouble in many ways.  At times, they can hide hatred and mal-intent which boils underneath the surface.  They deceive the hearer, preventing them from knowing the speaker’s actual hatred. At other times, the slander of words while intending to hurt another just prove that the…

Omega 3 Anti-Inflammatory Review

Omega 3’s standout as the most anti-inflammatory of the poly unsaturated fatty acids (omega 9’s also acting as anti-oxidants).  They modulate NF-kappaB (central in the inflammation cascade), help heal leaky gut, treat pain in arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, benefit the cardiovascular system, and even help lower allergic reactions in the current and future generations.  And…

Proverbs 10:17

Heeding the Instructions to Life              When traveling, the driver will find it hard to drive while looking at the map.  Keeping the eyes on the road and a map simultaneously can lead to problems.  If they have someone holding the map and reading it for them, they can find their way to their destination. …