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Blog Posts by KG

Pressure Under Ribcage
Before any treatment plan can be suggested, an accurate diagnosis must first be attained.An abdominal ultrasound and chest X-ray may be indicated here.   You don't mention if it is your ri...
by KG (4 years ago)

Colloidal Silver
Colloidal silver doesn't actually "boost the immune system".  It acts like an antimicrobial, "disinfecting" various pathogens, thereby, taking the burden off of the imm...
by KG (5 years ago)

Prep for Toddler's Dental Surgery
1)  Buffered Vitamin C 2000 mg 1 week before surgery and 2 weeks afterward.  (1000 mg if she gets diarrhea with 2000 mg)2)  Calcium/Magnesium with Vitamin D 2:1 500 mg: 250 mg (or th...
by KG (5 years ago)

Skin and Nails During Pregancy
It is very common for skin to break out during pregnancy due to the climbing levels of estrogen and progesterone in your body.I would NOT advise you to take any herbs to help balance or d...
by KG (5 years ago)

Physical Symptoms While Grieving
I personally have not experienced increased physical pain while grieving, but I have witnessed this in many of my patients.  Increased headaches,  or joint pain, or muscle pain, etc. ...
by KG (5 years ago)

Bio-identical hormones
Bio-identical hormones are hormones made from usually soy or yam that are identical to the naturally occuring hormones in the body.  An OBgyn usually prescribes synthetic hormones.  For e...
by KG (6 years ago)

Boosting Energy During Stress
Fatigue during stressful times is very common and very normal.I am responding to a question asked on this site, and I am responding with the assumption that the energy of the people askin...
by KG (6 years ago)

Bartholin Cysts
Drainage (either surgical, laser or via a catheter) are the only treatments I know of for bartholin cysts.As far as natural treatments go, I don't know of any.  However, if it was me, and ...
by KG (6 years ago)

Info Re: Eye Floaters
A very good description of eye floaters is found in Wikipedia.Basically, not a serious problem medically, just a nuisance.  However, sudden onset of floaters or flashes should be IMMEDIATELY s...
by KG (6 years ago)

Low Vitamin B12
The most common cause of B12 deficiency in adults is from pernicious anemia.  Wikipedia has a good description of pernicious anemia.  I am assuming your low vitmamin B12 level was de...
by KG (6 years ago)

Deathbed Healings
Even though most of my energy and work is concentrated on preventing illness and disease to bypass excrutiating suffering, I also see the value in terminal illness as a path to healing.I had one pa...
by KG (6 years ago)

The Unbreakable Bond
I am so inspired by reading Kim's stories of nursing on the job intertwined with life lessons, that I felt compelled to share this story.About 25 years ago, I was working as a nurse at a l...
by KG (6 years ago)

Skin Condition - Prurigo Nodularis?
Without seeing the lesion, it is very difficult to assess what it is.Skin lesions can be fungal in nature, or at least aggravated by a fungal condition.But let's go with what your dermatologist...
by KG (6 years ago)

Starting Fresh
The best way of starting fresh in my opinion, is to start drinking 2 1/2 L of pure clean water daily and following this diet.  If you don't want to spend any money, instead of having a &qu...
by KG (6 years ago)

The Gift of Expression
Wow, this is a blogging day for me.Who determines what things are better left unsaid?  And for whom?  And for what purpose?All I know, is that this ideology, i.e. "Things are better ...
by KG (6 years ago)

My Mom
What does this particular blog have to do with body/mind/health?  Maybe nothing.  Maybe just selfishly, I have written it for my own peace of mind.My motivation for writing this, treads o...
by KG (6 years ago)

Infant Eczema
Infant eczema 90% of the time is due to a food allergy or food sensitivity in my clinical experience.If the eczema started at 2 months of age, and the baby is breastfed, then the food sensitivity i...
by KG (6 years ago)

Gynecomastia in Teen Age Boys
At the outset I will say that the information I am providing is not based on a thorough medical history, clinical exam or comprehensive lab analysis.Having said that, large breasts and a distended ...
by KG (6 years ago)

Answer to: Does Craving mean I am Addicted?
A person can crave something, but that does not mean he/she is addicted to it. A craving is related to a mild imbalance in the body. An addiction is related to a severe metabolic imbalance, and i...
by KG (6 years ago)

It Is Important to Respect the Perceptions of Others
My brother wrote the testimony "A Theory of Relativity".And that's exactly what it is.  It is his perception on his own experience, and his perception on other people's exper...
by KG (6 years ago)

Answer to: Splitting nails on my child
What do you mean by splitting? Flaking? Cracking down the middle vertically? Usually in children, the nails flake and peel off easily. This is a mineral deficiency. It could be one of many min...
by KG (6 years ago)

Fear is the Root of Anger
When trying to let go of anger, there are many approaches.  One approach is to shift your focus completely onto something you find peaceful, whatever that may be.  Examples include prayer...
by KG (6 years ago)

Coping with Grief
I have had lots of experience with coping with grief - both personally and professionally.  Body and Heart.For your body, make sure you nourish it.  I don't recommend any metabolic&nb...
by KG (6 years ago)

Liver Gallbladder Flush
There are many different types of liver/gallbladder flushes.The standard oil/lemon is an excellent one.  There are many different variation on this protocol.  There's one called "...
by KG (7 years ago)

Answer to: Why can I cheat in Greece?
I observe a similar experience with many of my patients. Here in North America, they are allergic or sensitive to wheat and dairy and have intense symptoms. When they travel to Europe, no problem...
by KG (7 years ago)

Answer to: Looking for a good, safe cleanse/detox
In this day and age I believe it's imperative to use something like "powders" to cleanse the body. Too much air pollution, stress, food pollution, etc. make it so that this type of detoxification ...
by KG (7 years ago)

Is Closure an Illusion?
I have been a seeker of closure my whole life.  Complete resolution of an issue.I no longer believe it exists.  I just think that when we've resolved a particular issue, the futu...
by KG (7 years ago)

Different Approaches to Funerals
Thank God I'm back in the land of the living.  The stress of building our new home, my husband's incapacitating illness, and the death of a child we knew, was too much for me to cope w...
by KG (7 years ago)

A Child Dies
I am at work. No patients yet. The first one cancelled. I look at my watch. It's another 1 and 1/2 hours before I can be distracted from my thoughts. Another 1 1/2 hours before I can focus on h...
by KG (7 years ago)

Answer to: Info on non-Hodgkin lymphoma, holistic medicine?
In addition to my other two responses, I'll point to an earlier Recipe of mine called "Drinking Carrot Juice" (http://holonation.com/recipes/27). Every patient whom I have ever treated with advance...
by KG (7 years ago)

True Basketball
I had a conversation with my brother last night about the big news story in sports.  An NBA referee was implicated in fixing the games for the mob and the NBA commissioner may be involved.This...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Natural Support for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a very challenging disease to get a handle on even with the use of heavy duty pharmaceutical drugs. There have been very few natural regimes that I have seen work exception...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Writing Up Your Will Without a Lawyer
Do you have a will? Did you you know that if you are a Canadian citizen and you are married, what you leave behind does not automatically go to your spouse? If you die without a will, the governm...
by KG (7 years ago)

The Need for Expert Medical Advice
When I think about your question Natural remedies for toddler ear infections?, it reminds me of the pyramid idea of health. The lower "fat" part of the pyramind is exercise, nutrition, re...
by KG (7 years ago)

Mistletoe Therapy for Cancer
Mistletoe therapy is an herbal treatment for cancer.  It can be given intravenously or by subcutaneous injection.The kind I use IV comes from a company called Heel.  The subcutaneous inje...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Ear Infections - Natural Support
There are many remedies and many natural treatments for childhood ear infections. Seeking someone knowledgable with expertise and experience is very crucial.Ingredients:relationship with a naturop...
by KG (7 years ago)

Ear Infections - Natural Support
Your question cannot be answered in detailed recipe format of exactly which natural remedies to use because it assumes you have medical knowledge.  I will not assume that.Childhood ear infecti...
by KG (7 years ago)

Thy Will Be Done
Long ago, a very "spiritual" friend of mine said, "Kathy, it's not about your will.  It's 'Thy will not mine'.  When we let go and let God do the work it...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Helping Your Hormones
Are you menopausal or peri-menopausal? Knowing how to support yourself during this period in your life may make the difference between a life of comfort and a life of discomfort.Ingredients:a woma...
by KG (7 years ago)

Hormone Heaven/ Hormone Hell
Okay, I've been treating women for hormonal imbalances and menopausal/peri-menopausal complaints for the past 15 years.  Now it was time for "doctor heal thyself".I took my own s...
by KG (7 years ago)

Caregivers
I am in awe of caregivers who give from their heart.I had a conversation with my sister.  She is a nursing student who is working in a nursing home for the summer.  I could relate to...
by KG (7 years ago)

Where is the Spirit?
Many moons ago (about 30 years back), I was studying to become a registered nurse.  Mind-Body medicine had been around for decades even before that time, but had just started going mainstream....
by KG (7 years ago)

The Intuitive Wisdom of Kids
To peter, concering your Question Info on the need for toddler's to eat meat, I completely agree with your wife. It's so wonderful that she trusts your child to determine what her own needs...
by KG (7 years ago)

Holistic Support for Cancer and Chemotherapy
First off, the approach to holistic medicine is quite different than that of allopathic medicine.  Treatment is not tailored to the specific type of cancer.  It is tailored specifically t...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Helping an Autistic Child
If I had an autistic child, the following are things that I would do. However, while not autistic, I do have a child who experiences significant mental developmental delays and I incorporate some ...
by KG (7 years ago)

Wisdom of the Crowds
I believe that in life, we can learn lots from each other.  We can learn from people who are younger, people who are older, people who have more formal education than we do, people who have le...
by KG (7 years ago)

Creating Vision Boards
How my family and I celebrate New Year's Eve each year has changed quite a bit.  We used to do the party thing, but we have a different way of celebrating.Each December 31st...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Removing Ear Wax
You can get someone at home to do this for you. However, take the precautions listed in this recipe.Ingredients:olive oil or mineral oilstainless steel pot optional:  dropper bottle or s...
by KG (7 years ago)

The Notion of "Expert"
Long ago during childhood, when we were growing up and were open to new ideas and learning about the world around us at an astromically rapid rate, we had influences around us that taught us what a...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Journaling Your Thoughts
Clear thinking and intensified faith can often be achieved by writing down your thoughts, feelings, dreams and desires in a personal journal.Ingredients:regular allotted time for this activitypenno...
by KG (7 years ago)

Beauty is Skin Deep and Even Deeper
Beauty is a highly subjective thing.  It definitely exists in the eye of the beholder.Our North American society idolizes skin that is unblemished, smooth and wrinkle-free, - skin that lo...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Creating Beautiful Skin
Healthy skin isn't about lifting your face surgically or botoxing beautiful wrinkles. It's about skin that is well hydrated, vibrant and glowing.Ingredients:2 1/2 litres of pure clean waterlots of...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Prioritizing Your Life
Do you want balance in your life? Put your attention on what is important to you and take actions to match your attention. Ingredients:youall of the priorities in your lifeyour top 5 life prioriti...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Hugging
Hugs can be awkward, heartfelt, too distant or too squishy. It's all good. It's all about connection.Ingredients:youanother personor a group of people for the infamous "group hug"Steps:...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Remembering to Drink Your Water
Most everyone knows how important it is to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water daily to maintain or achieve great health. The most common excuse is: "I forget to". Here's how you can remember...
by KG (7 years ago)

Ozone and Hydrogen Peroxide
Ozone and hydrogen peroxide are known as oxidative therapies.  They are brilliant therapies for killing unwanted pathogens like bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites.Ozone gas i...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Using Oxidative Therapies
Having a back up plan for treating acute infections is wise. Sometimes antibiotics are not effective. Ingredients:a relationship with a holistic medical doctor or naturopathic doctor trained in a...
by KG (7 years ago)

Mind vs Body Creating Disease
Disease in my opinion is multifactorial.  Many causes combine to create disease.  Things like poor diet, lack of execise, lack of sleep, toxins in the environment, drinking too little wat...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Eating Humble Pie
This dessert is excellent for having better relationships with others or with yourself.Ingredients:4 cups of "okay, I've goofed up here"8 cups of admitting that you're not so...
by KG (7 years ago)

Best Website on the Net
For me, LastWorker.com is by far and away the best site on the net.  Everyday I have something to write about and to share with others.  Some things that I write I know will help other pe...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Coffee Enemas
Enemas quickly remove toxins from the colon and body to improve health significantly. Coffee enemas detoxify the liver by rapidly emptying the colon, enhancing liver detoxification, increasing the...
by KG (7 years ago)

Exploring Obligation
I'm completely fascinated by this topic.  I guess it's because I've done many things in my life out of obligation.  My brother often says that he does almost no...
by KG (7 years ago)

Mutually Beneficial Relationships
I have decided that I want more for myself.I believe that a healthy relationship involves a balance between giving and receiving.  I don't think it's healthy to always be receiving.&nb...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Using Honey not Salt
No this is not a food recipe. My husband always tells me that you can attract bees with honey better than you can with salt.Ingredients:wanting something from someonean initial feeling of frustrat...
by KG (7 years ago)

Parable of Last Worker
On the rare occasion, I read the bible.  I limit my reading to only the parts that I believe are loving and wise.  I could read the other parts, but I think, why bother?  It's no...
by KG (7 years ago)

Start singing when you're scared
I'm not a person that likes speed.  Excessive speed that is.  When I snowboard, I love carving out the powder slowly and gently.But sometimes I start going like a bat out of hell beca...
by KG (7 years ago)

Rocky Mountain High
John Denver had it right.  When you're in the mountains, you get high. Not just physically high, but high on life. And they don't have to be the Rockies. Any mountain with fresh air wi...
by KG (7 years ago)

Prayer is a powerful thing
Prayer comes in many forms. Meister Eckhart said that, “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you’, that would suffice”. If prayer is an expression of g...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Breathing fresh mountain air
Do you want a quick natural high that is actually great for your health?Ingredients:fresh mountain airyour ability to take in slow gentle deep breathsSteps:Go to the mountains.  Start hiking u...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Praying for help
Whether our back is up against the wall or we're bumping into a wall over and over again, sometimes we could use a little help.Ingredients:a challenging problem you are currently facingyour desire ...
by KG (7 years ago)

Throw Out the Popcorn
Popcorn is not a healthy snack for many reasons.  Let's first start with corn being one of the most polluted grains for GMO contamination.  Most corn products (be it corn chips, ...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Choosing healthy snacks
Bring on the veggies and throw out the popcorn. If you have to eat something in between meals, make it worth your while.Ingredients:variety of organic fruits and vegetablesavocado, garlic, olive oi...
by KG (7 years ago)

You Don't Have to be Fred Astaire
I admit it.  I am a rip roaring closet dancer.  Oh, don't get me wrong.  I love going to organized public dances and moving my body to the beat of the music.But at home, I really...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Dancing to 50s, 60s and 70s music
Do you want a quick pick me up to shift your mood from glum to rockin'?Ingredients:music that you love (I just happen to love the oldies)CD playerCD discsound belt to strap around your waist and pu...
by KG (7 years ago)

Living Long is Overrated
So I filled out the Living to 100 calculator test that peter described in "Red Wine for Healthy People".My score was 100, but I figure that it would be over 110 because contrary to what t...
by KG (7 years ago)

Basketball as a metaphor for life
This testimony could have been about all of the mind/body functions on this site, but thought I would choose the 3 obvious ones.I am 47 and I play morning pick up basketball with women and men...
by KG (7 years ago)

Love is the Be All and End All
Love is it.Without it there is no life, no world, nothing.  With it, there is life, growth, connection, unity and endless possibilities.I love everything about love.  I love narrow d...
by KG (7 years ago)

Recharging with Qi Gong
Qi gong is much more than an exercise routine for me.  Sure, it improves my flexibility and improves my muscle endurance, but it does so much more for me.When I do it in the way I've descr...
by KG (7 years ago)

Living Enzymes promote great health
Every patient I have ever had with "terminal" cancer and has experienced tremendous healing, among many other things, has consumed freshly pressed carrot juice on a regular basis.When I d...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Drinking carrot juice
Put a spring in your step and get high on nutritional goodness.Ingredients:a juicing machinecarrotsother vegetables like cabbage (for gut problems), celery, parsley (for kidney problems), ginger, s...
by KG (7 years ago)

We are Limitless
Last year, my child's teacher told her to choose downhill skiing for an activity to do rather than to learn how to snowboard.  She told my daughter that the latter would be too difficult f...
by KG (7 years ago)

The Day my Mom Died
Eight years ago, I spent two weeks with my mom who was in a semi-comatose state at home. I put my three decades of healthcare experience to use.  I bathed and turned her and emptied her cathet...
by KG (7 years ago)

I Love the Sun
The most efficient and inexpensive way to obtain Vitamin D is from the sun. Vitamin D deficiency (especially in northern latitudes where sun exposure is much less), is related to the development of...
by KG (7 years ago)

Hiking is Next to Godliness
Every Friday I hike with a group of women that range between the ages of 46 - 70 years old.  In spite of many differently held beliefs, opinions and personalities, the experience of hiking wit...
by KG (7 years ago)

Alcohol deteriorates health
People don’t like to hear me say this: “There is no positive health benefit in drinking alcohol”. I see this over and over again in my healthcare practice. People will have achiev...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Mountain hiking with friends
Do you want to feel completely exhilarated, alive and in love with life? Try hiking in the mountains with friends.Ingredients:yourself and a group of people hiking boots, backpack, water, healthy l...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Communicating with Comatose People
Here's the situation: your loved one is comatose and near death, and you wish you could communicate with her. I believe you can! Here's how.Ingredients:a comatose loved oneability to have that pers...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: DHA during pregnancy
Giving your baby's brain development the best chance for health is accomplished by pregnant mom taking an essential fatty acid called DHA (decahexanoic acid). Ingredients:high quality fish oila smo...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Learning to snowboard
Do you want to stretch your learning curve to the limit? Challenge yourself to new heights? Then learn how to snowboard.Ingredients:a snowboard with bindings (use a rental unit unless you...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Trusting your child
When you trust your child, you are helping her open up to a world of limitless possibility and potential. Ingredients:youyour childtrust in yourself to make wise decisionsfaith in a user-friendly u...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Water Piking
Keeping teeth clean as you age becomes more and more challenging if you still have your own teeth. Water piking is the perfect solution.Ingredients:a waterpikclean wateroptional:  herbs like m...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Avoiding alcohol completely
Avoiding alcohol completely does not only improve the lives of "alcoholics". It helps improve the lives of all people (except for the people involved with the wine, beer, and booze industries).Ingr...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Qi gong
Do you want to feel like you're plugged into the universe? Give Qi gong a whirl.Ingredients:your desire to learn"The Way of Energy" by Master Lam Kam Chuen, which is a fabulous book if yo...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Feeling good
Feeling good just attracts more feeling good. Isn't that what life's about? I believe that all of us want to feel good.Ingredients:your desire to feel good (i.e. happy, joyful, blissful, passionate...
by KG (7 years ago)

How-to: Sweating in a sweat lodge
By far and away, the most profound way of liberating toxins via your sweat is by attending a sweat lodge ceremony. You often liberate emotional toxins during this experience as well.Ingredients:a s...
by KG (8 years ago)

How-to: Sunning
How can you help yourself prevent cancers including breast, ovarian, prostate and colon? Consider the cheapest way to do it: sunlight!!Ingredients:a sunny dayclothes that allow for lots of skin exp...
by KG (8 years ago)

How-to: Focusing on your wants
What we focus on grows. When we focus on solutions, - solutions appear. When we focus on problems, - problems appear. What would you choose?Ingredients:your ability and desire to focusa belief ...
by KG (8 years ago)

How-to: Visualizing your heart chakra
At times do you get stuck when you want to feel loving toward something or someone, and instead, feel angry or disappointed?Ingredients:you with your eyes closedyour desire to be lovingSteps:In you...
by KG (8 years ago)

Comments by KG



on Bowel Detox (3 years ago)

I had a very similar experience after doing that particular bowel cleanse. Didn't know that my underlying hostility and resentment was living in my bowels either! :) I'll probably do one again t...


on Sleep, Glorious Sleep (3 years ago)

I wake up at 5 a.m. every morning no matter what. I also found that when I went to bed earlier, at 9 p.m., I felt better. Now that Bill and I are full into playing basketball, I have to go to bed...


on Goodbye Dad: Epiphany (4 years ago)

Great post. Yes, like Jordan spoke in our family eulogy at Julie's, to live the way dad lived is the greatest commemorative to him we could offer. Even through my missing him, I have experienced ...


Wonderful post. I don't know if I quite believe in the "last" and "second last" train stop theory. I think life is full of opportunities to change any time in positive ways if one wants to. The ...


on Goodbye Dad: Dying 101 (4 years ago)

Perhaps the sadness I feel today is more than the loss of this precious soul. Perhaps it is because the exquisite magic in that little house in late November had come to an end, and I wanted to go...


on Goodbye Dad: The Process (4 years ago)

Wonderful pic. We have lost someone exquisitely precious.


on Ogbono: My 2009 Summary (5 years ago)

Once I've got my hormonal health balanced, I'm going to try the Ogbono again and see what happens.


on Liver Detox: Update 1 (5 years ago)

Man was I ever a cute kid.


on Liver Detox: Update 1 (5 years ago)

Cool. Yeah, I have had lots of patients have major emotional releases after doing this liver detox and wonderful things that followed. I don't know if I feel happy or sad for you that you have ...


on Contagion (5 years ago)

I don't know if I buy the theory. The people I enjoy hanging out with are compassionate, giving and caring, whether they are fat or not. Having said that, most of the people close to me are thin ...


on Ogbono: The Magic Bean? (5 years ago)

I would go off it and see if your fat goes up. If it goes up, and you haven't had any increased stress or change in diet, then you know for a fact that it's the nut. If you stay the same off of i...


Getting more interesting!! If it truly is the ground up seed that they are shoving into capsules, then eating the seeds on salads and soups and such - would be a much higher dosage. Therefore, if...


on Ogbono, Baby!: The Money (5 years ago)

Bill has a question. The Nigerian lady in the store who makes the soup - what size is she? Skinny minny? Huge? or somehwhere in between?


Hey Pete, I think you're stretching it there with the northern thing. Only 2 people. Get a few hundered then maybe we'll see if your theory holds water. Bill is about as northern as they come (S...


on Ogbono, Baby!: The Money (5 years ago)

I definitely would check out the source before getting too excited. Are these contaminated to high hell with pesticides? or not? and exactly where are they coming from? no toxic waste dumps nea...


The true test will be if you maintain a 179.2, while eating extremely well and taking no supplements. If not. Then it only becomes a quick fix thing. I'm looking forward to my 2 month experiment.


on Ogbono, Baby!: The Data (5 years ago)

The proof in the pudding will be if you can go off this supplement and still maintain those stats - when eating a pristine diet. Will this be a temporary quick fix or a real resetting of the lepti...


on Ogbono, Baby!: The Data (5 years ago)

The only reason I rated this post a 5 star is the potential that I think it may do for me!! I'm looking forward to trying this stuff. My diet is pristine and my exercising regime is great, and ye...


on Poison as "Food" (5 years ago)

Your last paragraph is brilliant and bang on. Simply bang on. I too, in the last week after having made homemade sourdough rye bread (with no wheat, no dairy, and slow baked for 4 hours). And o...


on Uncle Ralph (5 years ago)

Synchronicity is a beautiful thing. What ever happened to your patient that felt/saw/intuited your uncle's spirit? My condolences for your loss. May all of your family and extended family expe...


on 2nd chances (6 years ago)

What a beautifully moving and powerful story. Wow, I have never heard of that before. I've heard of getting together and sharing stories of the departed loved one, but never with the deceased pre...


on True Love (6 years ago)

Lovely!! Reminds me of the song "Where've You Been?" by Kathy Mattea (based on a true story), and also reminds me of the movie "The Notebook" at the end.


on Best not to know (6 years ago)

However, there are times when goodbyes are painful for me. Those times have to do with conflict. Goodbyes that have to do with the ending of a relationship that end in the absence of a harmonious...


on Best not to know (6 years ago)

I couldn't really relate to this story, even though it was quite touching. Goodbyes for me have always been exciting or filled with grateful happiness. I guess because I always assume I will see ...


peter: you know that they say great health starts in the bowel. And it is largely true. Bowel detoxification and elimination is crucial for excellent health. Fixation or diligence - it's all th...


peter: the toilet roll solution - yeah it's treating the symptoms, but it's a hell of a lot better than being on the john and you discover that the person before you didn't replace the roll.


drLove -- as for my bowel fixation, you must be right. I'm planning on posting a blog about our fireplace and how if we burn the wrong wood, it blackens the fireplace windows, leaves charcoal in th...


kim: That's too funny. The toilet roll issue was the same in our house. But now, we have this new holder. It is so easy. You just slide it on and it stays on because the end is slightly elevat...


peter: I see you still have a bowel fixation :)


If that is your theory regarding your wife, have you ever thought of saying: "You know (NAME), I really love you whether you leave the dishes unrinsed and caked, or whether you've rinsed them spic...


That was funny. I still retain a dish habit from childhood. Mom not only did the dishes because she thought it was her "duty", she also did them because she didn't trust anyone else with doing as...


on The Christmas visitor (6 years ago)

After my eyes welled up again after reading this, 2 things struck me. 1) The mother and grandmother must have really encouraged gratitude with this little guy. How precious is that? 2) As heal...


on Truth (6 years ago)

MRS. BERMONT!!!! That was Mrs. Purple & Pink's name. It was bugging me all morning long.


on 2nd chances (6 years ago)

Wow. What an amazing story. How incredibly hurt and angry this father must have been to be on his potential deathbed and not wish to resolve his life in peace. In my experience of seeing lots of...


on Truth (6 years ago)

I think there were 2 teachers I gave paintings to at W.G. back then. One was to Mrs Purple and Pink, whose name is on the tip of my tongue. She wore everything purple and pink - even her makeup. ...


on Truth (6 years ago)

That probably would have been me. All of us 3 kids painted, but I was the one that gave them all away, mostly to teachers. I won quite a few awards in grade 8. Pete did also, but he stopped pain...


on Perception is reality (6 years ago)

Ahhhhhh. That's so cute. I also think that children learn from immitation from what they repetitively hear. My guess is that your beautiful patient often told her daughter that she was beautiful...


I suppose no one is completely tranformed, because we all are in the continual process of tranformation, just because we are alive.


What did He show you that you needed to change? And was the change painful and difficult? I ask because I'm always interested in transformation, and whether we can transform easily and painlessly...


I think caregivers in general, have a high risk for depletion and exhaustion. I think it's because of the give-give-give factor, seeing frequent suffering, and failing to give back to oneself on a...


on A nurse is born. (6 years ago)

What an incredible foundation for your present line of work!! (I think you meant 1972 for your op date? Because if it was 1962, wow, I don't think pediatric cardiac surgery was very advanced at t...


on The pine box (6 years ago)

Everytime I read one of your stories, my eyes always well up. Wow. I am in a state of grace. Thanks.


on Grinding Oat Groats (6 years ago)

That's awesome!!! However, I still prefer pressing the automatic button on the $697 one and getting a million things done to get ready to head out the door in the morning, while the flakes are bei...


on The end of a shift. (6 years ago)

As well, reading your story reminded me of why I went into naturopathic medicine in the first place. While not every disease and illness is preventable, I believe that 90% of all diseases and illn...


on The end of a shift. (6 years ago)

Reading your story brought back many, many memories of when I worked as a nurse. I did so for 10 years. I think it is the most undervalued job on the planet. At times like the ones you described...


on Living Long is Overrated (6 years ago)

Wow. Pretty amazing kids you have kim. If they are teens or younger and they are saying things like that, I'd say they were rare and exceptionally amazing. If they're in their 20's, they've obvi...


on Truth (6 years ago)

Very, very cool. I mailed Pete yesterday and asked him if he could check for me where "kim" was from. For some reason, I thought somewhere in California. Wow! Right from our old stopping ground...


on My Mom (6 years ago)

Thanks Kim. You are a ball of wisdom!! Where did you come from?!?!


on Goodness (6 years ago)

My husband started reading this story to me. "Later", I said. I was too busy right then. He kept reading, and at the third sentence, I stopped and listened. By the end, we were both in tears. ...


I recommended this book to a patient over one year ago. He told his friend about it, a friend who had been smoking for over 30 years, and has not had a cigarette for over one year since. My patie...


A severe metabolic imbalance can mean any number of conditions (with regard to sugar addictions). Diabetes must be ruled out. Other metabolic imbalances that can affect sugar cravings include: h...


on The Exception (6 years ago)

I completely agree. With one addition. You mention being selfish. And with your new found insight, being more giving and serving may help you get back on track with your marital relationship. I...


on The Gift of Expression (6 years ago)

Mom is dead. In the place she is now, wherever that may be, whose to know what she wants and what she doesn't want? No one. The main question is this: what you and I write about our mother, do ...


on Closure (6 years ago)

Nice read. Very well written. That must be a great feeling. Can't say I've had such experiences. Only pauses beween chapters. Never closure. On the phone you mentioned it was because you were...


We also give our dog "Pet Cod Liver Oil" from Nordic Naturals. It helps aging joints.


on Perceiving Perception (6 years ago)

to peter: I personlly think it best if you nixed the recipes. Even if the author of this piece wrote it up like you suggest, it would do nothing for me. Nothing. But the testimony is powerful. ...


on Perceiving Perception (6 years ago)

AWESOME!!!!! I love reading stuff like this. Why? Because you have just displayed what I am most passionate about: We heal ourselves. We are our own healers. Yes, we get support from those ar...


Lovely testimony. However, while all people have the potential for that kind of strength to tranform grief, not all people (for whatever reason) manifest the strength to do so. That is why some p...


on Coping with Grief (6 years ago)

to peter: Great idea. Last D'Fer had this thought from the beginning.


on Computer Journaling (6 years ago)

Excellent info. This weekend I'm going to a workshop and I'll be journaling like crazy via computer. I love writing via computer because I am a really fast typist and the stuff that pours out of ...


to soulflower: Thanks for reminding me about journaling!! I wrote this recipe a while ago and sometimes I don't take my own medicine. This weekend I'm attending a workshop and I thing we're going...


on Water Fasting (7 years ago)

I love water fasting. It's about time though. I don't do it unless I have a period of time where I can do nothing but rest. I do it no so much for physical detoxification (which I don't particul...


Bill and I always thought you had a bowel fixation!:) Must have started during that time when you were Serbia (former Yugoslavia) when you were in the outhouse for at least 3 hours and everyone was...


Bill and I always thought you had a bowel fixation!:) Must have started during that time when you were Serbia (former Yugoslavia) when you were in the outhouse for at least 3 hours and everyone was...


I think it's a great site. In terms of more participation, I think it's about life and time. In the last 7 months life has been crazy and I've been trying to keep my head above water. When I have...


on Is Closure an Illusion? (7 years ago)

to peter: But if i had my druthers, I prefer open and shut cases. You'll have to tell me how you make out the day before you reach your 95 year old life expectancy.


on Is Closure an Illusion? (7 years ago)

to peter: Dreams may not return, but other situations may come up in your life and bring up feelings similar to what you felt with mom's death. All I'm saying, is that I don't believe "issues" are...


on Is Closure an Illusion? (7 years ago)

to peter: No, we are using the same term. I believe you can come to a place of acceptance and peace. However, I believe that there are deeper and deeper layers of averse feelings/acceptance to ex...


to peter: My husband and I will be buried in boxes. Me, because even though I don't practice Orthodoxy, it was driven into us kids that you never get cremated because it's a sin. Now I don't beli...


Yeah, that's a nice testimony. I think it's easy to celebrate the bad moments after the dust has settled. At least for me. I also have bad moments that look like "rage over not getting what I wa...


Thanks Angel_C. I'm really good at recognizing my feelings. The one thing that caught my attention was Step 3. "Greeting this feeling". It's a space of acceptance and allowing. And that space ...


on Far Infrared for Detox (7 years ago)

We were thinking of buying one because of all the heath benefits touted in studies, but after attending a home trade show and sitting in one, we changed our minds. We sat fully clothed in the saun...


Awesome post!!


I often wonder whether there are a multitude of thresholds in life. Does the burning question change throughout life? Back in my early teens, 20s and 30s, my burning question was: "how can I be ...


4 -5 G of vitamin C in my opinion is too high to take in a non-buffered form. It's hard on the digestive tract, mucous membranes, teeth enamel and can cause canker sores. I would recommend to add...


on How-to: Coffee Enemas (7 years ago)

to anne: Depends on a person's level of health. If someone has "terminal cancer", at least weekly for maintenance, but every day at first. For a person seeking prevention, maybe 3 or 4 times year...


to drLove: As a follow-up to what I have written, I will say this: With our first daughter (the 22-year old), we were very careful and conscious about showering/bathing/nudity and had an uptight a...


Great response. I too think that it highly depends on the child. My husband and I walk around the house nude frequently and think nothing of it. Our 14 year old daughter thinks nothing of it. I...


on Caregivers (7 years ago)

to julie: I guess when I say hero in that context, I don't mean it so much as putting someone on a pedestal or thinking that he/she saves people. I mean it more like I admire that trait in a perso...


on Revamped Home Page (7 years ago)

AWESOME!!! I love it!! I tried to take out the white background on the worker id card but it didn't work.


on Love & Autism (7 years ago)

Wow! To accept someone exactly where they are on an ongoing basis. Wow! Imagine what our world would be like if everyone did that. Terry ann, you are an inspiration.


to kathleen: Great question kathleen. Could you please copy and paste it into the question area of the site(click on question tab and post new question). This way I can write out a longer answer,...


to amelia: I tend not to use Mistletoe intravenously until after chemotherapy and radiation treatment. I suppose it could be used during chemo, but in my mind, it makes more sense to give it after...


on Building a Healthy Home (7 years ago)

We are going to be building a new home next month. We're going to be doing the non-toxic paint. Blue jean insulation for where we live (gets 30 below at times) I don't think will give us the insu...


on How-to: Spice nut cake (7 years ago)

I made this cake again so I could take a photo and add it to this recipe. It was much better the second time around!! (I forgot to add raisins the first time).


Hi randy1. I took the liberty of adding a photo to your wonderful recipe. Not wishing to impose on your creativity, please feel free to delete the photo I have submitted and leave it blank, or chan...


on How-to: Sugar (7 years ago)

Hi amelia. I took the liberty of adding a photo to your wonderful recipe. Not wishing to impose on your creativity, please feel free to delete the photo I have submitted and leave it blank, or chan...


Hi amelia. I took the liberty of adding a photo to your wonderful recipe. Not wishing to impose on your creativity, please feel free to delete the photo I have submitted and leave it blank, or chan...


Hi randy1. I took the liberty of adding a photo to your wonderful recipe. Not wishing to impose on your creativity, please feel free to delete the photo I have submitted and leave it blank, or chan...


Hi randy1. I took the liberty of adding a photo to your wonderful recipe. Not wishing to impose on your creativity, please feel free to delete the photo I have submitted and leave it blank, or chan...


on How-to: Fax About Ear Wax (7 years ago)

Hi LastDFer. I took the liberty of adding a photo to your wonderful recipe. Not wishing to impose on your creativity, please feel free to delete the photo I have submitted and leave it blank, or ch...


Hi peter. I took the liberty of adding a photo to your wonderful recipe. Not wishing to impose on your creativity, please feel free to delete the photo I have submitted and leave it blank, or chang...


Hi God. I took the liberty of adding a photo to your wonderful recipe. Not wishing to impose on your creativity, please feel free to delete the photo I have submitted and leave it blank, or change ...


Hi amelia. I took the liberty of adding a photo to your wonderful recipe. Not wishing to impose on your creativity, please feel free to delete the photo I have submitted and leave it blank, or chan...


Hi peter. I took the liberty of adding a photo to your wonderful recipe. Not wishing to impose on your creativity, please feel free to delete the photo I have submitted and leave it blank, or cha...


to peter: It was so amazing when our mother participated in this ceremony. She was in the late stages of ALS. She couldn't talk. Couldn't swallow. Couldn't move her right arm. Couldn't sit up ...


on Loving Our Autistic Son (7 years ago)

Hi Terryann. I've read your post on another site (Greatest Hits 2007) and your journey with your son is truly inspirational. They say that God never gives us more than we can handle. God must th...


on My Approach to Health (7 years ago)

to peter: Actually you are changing 2 variables. Improved hygiene and getting your blood taken when your body isn't fighting something. That won't tell you much. (Maybe you'll have give yourself ...


on My Approach to Health (7 years ago)

I see many patients with slightly low WBC counts and it has nothing to do with personal cleanliness. My guess is that your low WBC has very little to do with hygiene. Another guess, is that if I ...


to peter: If I were you I would get your Ferritin tested. High iron is one risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Multiple vitamins with iron should be avoided, cooking in cast iron pots should ...


My vote is for the lowering of your immune system with poison oak that caused a low WBC. Why not just get your WBC repeated in 6 months when your body's not fighting something?


What was your Ferritin? What was your serum Iron?


Some of the things you suggest is quite helpful. However, it only addresses the "germ theory" of disease. While helpful, there is another theory that creates decreased immune function and that is...


to peter: My God you make it so succinct and clear!!! Yeah, I do a lot of assuming!!


to spudcan: Great question. What worked for my family, is that all other "temptations" of junk in the house be removed first. Literally, we went through all of our cupboards and threw out everyth...


I haven't read the book yet. I intend to read it because God says there's a chapter in it for supporting people who want to quit (i.e. both my daughter and my patients). I gave it a 5-star rating...


on Writing and Expiation (7 years ago)

A light bulb just went off for me!! I think Holonation could be a a wonderful therapeutic vehicle in and of itself for people to come to internal peace. I would love for people to use it in this ...


on Writing and Expiation (7 years ago)

I really enjoyed reading this testimony. All except for the last paragraph with which I disagree. I would prefer not to judge personal pain/tragedies as "nasty shit". And that "stinky" paper in ...


peter: I read this beautiful piece 3 years ago when you first wrote it. I remember at the time crying for about an hour straight because I knew how much you wanted to have children and I knew how w...


I think this is an excellent recipe. It puts pain (which we all experience from time to time - be it emotional or physical) into an art form. Pain is thus transformed into beauty. And life for m...


If God has signed up, Holonation is definately on the move!


I LOVE testimonies that involve dramatic turn arounds. It reminds me that all things are possible. I'm just curious: from this book, is it changing beliefs that is the key for a person to stop sm...


on Discovering Nature (7 years ago)

What a wonderful introduction to the beauty of nature!! When it comes to tranforming mind and body, discovering nature has got to be one of the greatest stimuli available to us. However, I don't ...


amelia: Thanks for the info. We live in areas where it gets to be minus 20 at times, so this sounds like a great way to go, especially on those days when I'm not outside enjoying the outdoors snow...


Also keep in mind that the quantity of meat that helps someone become optimally healthy is very individual. Some people require very little to achieve optimal health, and some people require much ...


I love it!!! The symbiotic relationship of me being expert and we being the collective expert helps the planet grow and flourish, and helps each and everyone of us grow and flourish individually.


At the end of the day, I believe that most of us here on this planet, in our own way, are seeking a greater expansion of love and wisdom for ourselves(in however way we define those states to be).


I don't see desire as opposite to wisdom. In fact, I see desire as very healthy, and very much in-line with what I perceive wisdom to be. Also, I don't see love as opposite to fear, nor wisdom as...


I only lasted 3 days. Now I know what people with ADD feel like. For people who are a bit high strung (like myself), this recipe revs up the nervous system. It wasn't my cup of tea. I prefer sl...


on How-to: Removing Ear Wax (7 years ago)

to peter: The more and more I think about it, it's perhaps best if someone (like a healthcare professional) first diagnosed if this procedure is even needed, by first looking into the ear with an o...


on Holonation: Love & Wisdom (7 years ago)

I was once told that God is found in the details, so I'll detail my thinking. I love this explanation because it is very clear. The parallels drawn between what an actual holon is and what is gat...


on Holonation: Love & Wisdom (7 years ago)

I love this explanation.


on How-to: Removing Ear Wax (7 years ago)

The injection of water into the ear often takes up to 20+ injections before the plug is removed.


on How-to: Removing Ear Wax (7 years ago)

peter: either you do not have a wax plug (i.e. then go to a medical professional to see why you have hearing loss), or you do have a wax plug and the force of water and/or the angle that it was in...


My guess is that amelia's children are under 3 and randy1's children are 10 and older. For a toddler, yeah, messes are part of wonderful learning. For a 14 year old, (unless you're going to get i...


Tomorrow morning I'm going to try this recipe out and do it daily for 2 weeks. I'm going to listen to music while I'm doing it because music for me heightens almost every experience. The reason I...


The description was really good, however on Step 2 it was ambiguous for me. When I read it, I thought you were describing the photo in the recipe until I read Step 4. It might also be helpful to ...


I think it's great to be authentic with each other. I think it's fabulous how both partners decide that they love different experiences and respect each other enough to support each other in the l...


I used to be a yeller to motivate my children to do what I wanted them to do. A HUGE yeller. I no longer do that. And there are 2 reasons for this. #1, I look at what I am judging. Is a messy h...


Roasted or broiled red peppers are especially great. I'd love to see comments of the person who requested this recipe, after he/she has tried broiled red peppers drizzled with olive oil and salt. ...


Awesome recipe peter!!!! The only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 is because we don't use aluminum foil in our family. This contributes to aluminum toxicity which is not helpful for maintaining...


The thing I really liked about this recipe is Step 1. It never occured to me to find out why someone wouldn't want to say, for example, brush her teeth when asked 6 times to do so. Next time, I w...


on How-to: Removing Ear Wax (7 years ago)

peter: You can shorten the length of time you put the olive oil in, to 1 week. It depends on how hard and crusty the build up is in your ears.


on Exploring Obligation (7 years ago)

I am quickly learning that everything we do is because we want to do it. "Have to do" and "want to do" all boil down into a soup called "I am doing this because I want to do it". When we do it wi...


on How-to: Fax About Ear Wax (7 years ago)

This procedure can easily be done at home with 2 people, provided there is no ear infection present. See my recipe "Removing Ear Wax". If I were someone who was seeking this information, I didn't...


amelia: I completely agree. Also, pregnant women are told to completely abstain from alcohol since consumption of this substance leads to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. If it's not okay for a newly dev...


My family and I just came down from the mountain this evening. It is April 13th and the hill is closing for the season in just 2 days. We were boarding in fresh powder!!!! It just goes to show y...


Splitting wood must also be done in the winter time for us northern folk who are snowed in for 6 months of the year and depend on wood to heat our homes!!


I found it really difficult to rate this recipe. One one hand, I never chop/split wood since it's not for me. (It takes a lot of strength to do it so my husband does it). So for this reason, I'd...


amelia: Since you've recently uploaded a photo of these muffins, I've decided to give quinoa flour one more try. They look delicious!!


Very nice explanation peter.


Just my opinion, but if this site is for "all of the above", I'm not sure if your strategy of calling people "Christian wackos" is very inviting. What is a wacko? Someone who commits violence in ...


I like when you talk about creating a safe environment where kids can learn without (negative) repercussions. To your list I would add this: Cheer and root for every team member and make a big de...


I definitely get your meaning. However, "a quiet amygdala" is concerned primarily with brain function. I believe that Love and Wisdom, while they definitely pertain to brain function, are much, mu...


on Lemons and Lemonaide (7 years ago)

I've got another one. Snowboarding in April when it's drizzling down on the mountain. Very, very nice.


While I haven't tried this particular recipe (but ones very similar to it), anything that I've ever baked with quinoa flour we ended up chucking in the garbage because none of my family, including ...


on How-to: Spice nut cake (7 years ago)

Last night I baked this cake. Very yummy. I like it better when it's cold rather than right out of the oven. This goes to show you that you can sweeten desserts in a healthy way with just using ...


Recreation is a huge life balancer for me. Hiking, snowboarding, basketball, camping,- whatever. Without regular recreation, I do not hum as smoothly in my life.


on How-to: Spice nut cake (7 years ago)

I haven't tried this recipe yet, but I rated it 4 stars because just looking at the ingredients I can tell it's going to be a winner. Our family doesn't do well with eggs, so I'm going to substitu...


There is nothing like being with people you love, while breathing in fresh beautiful mountain air and carving out knee-high champagne powder on the slopes. That's as close to heaven as it gets.


on Best Website on the Net (7 years ago)

This website is a pioneer in the self-help/personal growth movement. It does not rely on "gurus" to tell us how to live or what will work for us in our own lives. It doesn't involve sitting in a ...


on How-to: Eating Humble Pie (7 years ago)

I totally agree that it is an insufficient action, but it is a start. The understanding that follows as to why we "goofed up" is the stuff that personal growth is made of. And the beauty of perso...


I love this picture. Everytime I look at it I smile.


on What's in a Name? (7 years ago)

I wonder how Mr. Potato Head felt.


on The title "Last Worker" (7 years ago)

I think the beauty of the Christian parable from which Last Worker is derived, is that it has a universal theme. Your story about the two Amazonian men is very similar to that parable. While I don...


on How-to: Coffee Enemas (7 years ago)

This is really helpful for people undergoing chemotherapy who experience constipation. It is also helpful as part of an aggressive detox program for those interested in preventive health. Persona...


on Mountain hiking (7 years ago)

You're playing my tune. A woman of my own heart!


on How-to: Sugar (7 years ago)

Next to food additives, refined flours and alcohol, sugar is right up there in deteriorating our health. There are lots of wonderful substitutes for that sweet tooth: organic dates, fresh fruit, ...


I don't believe that our children have any obligation to us, nor do I believe that we have any obligation to our children. Unconditionality comes from the love of giving. However, in a family hous...


on Lemons and Lemonaide (7 years ago)

.... then there's always other fun things you can do in the rain like go skinny dipping or take up mud wrestling.


on Lemons and Lemonaide (7 years ago)

When life gifts you rain, try going in an outdoor hot tub with the rain dripping on your face. This is pretty refreshing and rejuvenating. Or try lying in a tent with the tent window unzipped so y...


Absolutely amelia. I'm just partial to mountain hiking, but you're so right. Give me ocean, desert, caves, parks. I'll take 'em all!!! Hiking in all of these areas makes it easier to help us co...


You are one humdinger of a man, you hot 2-left-footed Latin Dancer you!!


Well, then this would be perfect for you peter. All you need to do is focus on wanting to focus on the needs of other people. How does it make you feel when you focus on that? Keep focusing, and s...


on Living Long is Overrated (7 years ago)

Hey Last DF'er, it means that you're living on borrowed time and you'll have to go on a debt repayment plan. So start backfilling with love and laughter. Lots and lots of it!!!!!!!!!!


I took the Living to 100 questionaire. My calculated expectancy was 100. However, I also believe sunscreen and dairy products deteriorate health, and I take high doses of EPA instead of the site'...


Peter, your premise does not take into account, that those centenarians lived in a previous world of much, much less toxic pollution (enviromental, food, water, air). I predict that the centenaria...


on Sunshine Superman (7 years ago)

Reading this testimony was like watching a Disney movie that came to an abrupt screeching halt. @$#$@##@!!!!!!! Sunshine and pooing? I've heard sunshine linked to many things, but not defecation. ...


At 47 years of age, learning how to do this and gliding through powder - I felt like a kid again. Full of curiosity and openness and adventure and the thrill and fun of being alive. When you floa...


So Pete, when and where is our next backpacking trip going to be?


on How-to: Qi gong (7 years ago)

This is the best flipping recipe on the entire site. I may not have thought it was so great if I hadn't written it myself!!!!!!




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