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Allison Gessner

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I think this is part of why some people soak their almonds before eating them, to remove some of the toxins.
1 year ago

John Saltveit wrote:I eat plum pits.  I eat them because they have the cyanide in them.  Many MDs who have studied this issue believe that this particular form of cyanide goes into the body and only becomes bioavailable at the site of cancer within the body, which every adult over 30 has. It then destroys the cancer.   Dr. Tony Jimenez recommends eating 16 apricot pits a day as a prevention to cancer. I eat about 25 each summer. This relates to the amygdalin/ laetrile controversy of the 1970's.  Many holistic doctors have looked into the research and found that FDA/establishment cancer centers intentionally and dishonestly set up the research in order to prove that laetrile doesn't work, so they could preserve the profits from more financially profitable forms of cancer treatment.  These compounds are quite common in regular foods, like millet and almonds.

Check out "The Truth about Cancer."
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Steve Jobs tried eating apricot pits to cure his cancer, but he died anyway. https://www.cancerdefeated.com/newsletters/What-I-Would-Have-Told%20Steve-Jobs-if-I-had-had-the-Chance.html
1 year ago

Chris Kott wrote:I have found three things really improve the quality and useability of my posts.

1) Avoid posting when angry. Don't respond until you've calmed down. I remember one conversation I had, I think with Miles Flansburg, about which I apologised after, and was truly ashamed about. I know that we all get passionate about the things we post, otherwise we wouldn't invest so much time in it. In that same vein:

2)Avoid ad hominem arguments. If you find yourself unable to state your point without the word "you," something has probably gone off the rails.

-CK



What's the 3rd thing?
Today I posted a reply to a thread in the frugality forum that got a couple of thumbs up and someone even gave me a slice of pie. Then I got a moosage saying my post is on probation, but I can't figure out what I need to edit to make it acceptable. Can anyone offer guidance? Here's the post, a reply to a thread in the frugality forum:

Here are a few websites I like for cheap eating ideas:

Hillbilly Housewife and her $45 Emergency Menu for 4 to 6, as well as her meatier $70 Low Cost Menu for 4 to 6. Of course your actual price will probably be more because 1) inflation during the few years that have passed since she first posted these menus, 2) regional & seasonal price variations, & 3) buying organic & beyond costs more. Still, I think her menus offer a handy place to start, and your cost could be offset a bit if you already have some of the ingredients in your larder.

This other lady calculates cheaper ways to make stuff and has lots of yummy recipes: Budget Bytes

And this one is a vegan meal planning service that uses up everything you buy each week down to the last bit: Meal Mentor
You can try it for free here Plant-Based 7-Day Sample Meal Plan
Here are a few websites I like for cheap eating ideas:

Hillbilly Housewife and her $45 Emergency Menu for 4 to 6, as well as her meatier $70 Low Cost Menu for 4 to 6. Of course your actual price will probably be more because 1) inflation during the few years that have passed since she first posted these menus, 2) regional & seasonal price variations, & 3) buying organic & beyond costs more. Still, I think her menus offer a handy place to start, and your cost could be offset a bit if you already have some of the ingredients in your larder.

This other lady calculates cheaper ways to make stuff and has lots of yummy recipes: Budget Bytes

And this one is a vegan meal planning service that uses up everything you buy each week down to the last bit: Meal Mentor
You can try it for free here Plant Based 7-Day Sample Meal Plan
1 year ago

Fredy Perlman wrote:I have a friend near Hot Springs, MT who teaches at convergences about working dogs. She's bred and worked with many, and might know of someone not too far from you who can find a litter. Would you like me to ask if I can give you her info?



Yes! Thanks, Fredy!
1 year ago
I'm just looking for anyone selling LGD pups that can be trained to guard chickens. Doesn't have to be a certain breed or pure bred. My aunt sells Great Pyr - Anatolian mixes that are a mix of the best traits from both breeds, but she's down in TX. Would like to find something closer to ID.
1 year ago
I live on 24 acres outside Post Falls, ID. I'm about to adopt a flock of about 40 chickens from a neighbor. Chickens will be in a mobile coop, so dog house will move with them in paddock shift system. The area has deer, elk, moose, skunk, porcupines, coyote/wolves(?), black bear, weasels, and probably other vermin I don't even know about yet. Need LGD to protect flock.
1 year ago
Feeling grateful to whoever planted the apple trees (& plum & peach & pear & cherry & walnut & almond & maple trees) on this property all those decades ago. I just arrived here at the end of August and have only harvested a fraction of the produce. I've canned 15 quarts of apples in syrup, 14 quarts of applesauce, 20 quarts of apple juice, 14 pints of plums in syrup, 9 half-pints of plum jam. And there's more to go. Meanwhile the deer and bear are filling their bellies too. Back in Dallas, people thought it odd that I would make my own applesauce. Here the response is, "Come winter you'll be glad you did." :)
1 year ago
I don't know what PEP stands for, but I like the idea of breaking permaculture skills acquisition into baby steps. After getting some badges in enough things, maybe ant life wouldn't seem so impossible.

And this acre is so big
And so steep and so raw,
I cannot build it up.
There is no way at all!
1 year ago