Elisha Monger

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since Feb 13, 2015
I am a second generation Chiropractor licensed in Oregon. I earned my Doctorate at Life Chiropractic College West. My specialties are in upper cervical adjusting and nutrition testing.
Roseburg/Eugene, OR
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I try to time my morning so I can simply jump in the shower afterwards and clean up there. Going poo-less in the shower has multiple meanings in my home.
3 years ago
Do you have any fine netting you could get your hands on that you could drap over key plants? If so you might save some of the plants, and even if you don't save the garden, you could at least collect and dry the little buggers as feed for your fowl.
3 years ago
So called "stable" amalgum fillings are still one of the top exposure sources for mercury that most people have. Amalgum fillings still gas off mercury, especially if you drink something hot or chew anything. A dentist trained in safe removal can limit the extraction exposure. Once removed, there are a number of good products out there that can help with detox to get any remaining mercury out of your system.

A heavy metal less well known to be used in dentistry is lead, specifically used in root canals to make them visible on x-ray. One more reason to avoid in my book.

A far less recognized issue is the electical current produced via gold crowns and amalgum fillings. This was the main reason I had my amalgum fillings removed. I am very electromagnetically sensitive to begin with, and having what amounts to a micro battery running current through my head 24/7 was causing a lot of physical problems and increased pain levels.
3 years ago
Another point I haven't seen made yet is that adding a little salt will cut the bitterness. I made a mostly dandelion salad the other day after I had a "weed" complaint. A light dusting of salt into the greens and I bairly tasted the bitters. Why take the effort to breed out beneficial bitters when it is so easy to negate the taste in the food prep phase?
3 years ago
It sounds to me like the failure point still boils down to expecting nobility. I hope the new plans work out better. Having just discovered permaculture this year (and just now caught up on the podcasts), I have been inspired to start my own projects and make plans for the future that I would never have dreamed of a few months ago. Thank you for sharing.
I am attempting something similar this year. Doing no til, with a clover cover crop that was planted a while back. I chopped back the clover for mulch and to open up the ground to light (clover was pretty thick in places). Then to spread seed, I mixed the seed into a wheelbarrow of compost and then scattered the compost over the cut area. I used a rake to even it out and mix into the mulch. Finally, I watered it down. Hoping for the best.
I wonder what a centrifuge juicer style grinding blade would do since it is designed to tear off small pieces with teeth. May still have fiber buildup issues and of course it is designed for wet rather than dry jobs so dust would go everywhere.
3 years ago

Thekla McDaniels wrote:Judith,
Thanks for asking the question that started this wonderful thread. How could it help but benefit all who read it? I've gained some new exercises, among other things. I love it that these threads remain for future reference.
If you find yourself intrigued by the celebrity doctor's comments about the importance of the cell membrane, I think he called it "the brain of the cell" take a look at a book called "The Biology of Belief" written by Bruce Lipton in the late 90s (I think). He is the first person I know of to introduce the idea of the importance of the cell membrane, its functions being more powerful than DNA in determining physiological functioning. It also makes it clear WHY the right fats are so important. To get published it, he had to self publish. I think you may be able to listen to it as an audio book if that's easier for you.

He is a "hard science" man with a talent for explaining to the non-hard science population. Taught in medical schools for many years. His ideas were radical 20 years ago, and now the celebrity doctor is promoting them.

I like to imagine the bones being sculpted by my movements, by my mental imagery itself as I maintain focus. It helps me maintain an awareness of posture and alignment. I had to have xrays of my knees earlier this week and was so delighted to see my beautiful bones. I would not expose myself to radiation just to see their shape and form, but since they had to take them (torn meniscus, sudden excruciating pain, had to crawl home), I asked them to send me copies, which I have emailed to everyone I could convince myself might have the slightest interest. Also, at 64, I was glad to hear the young MD say there is not the slightest sign of arthritis.

In addition to everything else you do, dream of strong and beautiful bones, love your strong dense bones while you work and play. This is an important part of it. Do you already know that your body changes, swaps out molecules of this and that all day and all night, at a rate such that in ~ 7 years, maybe less, you are "all" newly made? That's an inspiring image for me, and I like to think it does n ot have to be an exact replica of my former structure.

Hope your recalcification process goes well!

Thekla



I have had the honor of meeting and listening to Bruce Lipton speak live on a couple of occasions. His work was one of the resources that helped me not swallow the dogma that I heard in the classrooms and analize what I hear and read for what makes sense. In more recent years, I have also seen him linked to the electric universe movement, a growing group of scientists shattering many of the long held dogmas in science.
3 years ago
There are some misunderstandings of the role of Vitamin D that I feel need to be clarified. Vitamin D is NOT, repeat NOT, a bone builder. The role of D is increasing the holding capacity of calcium in the bloodstream. If calcium is available in food then D aids absorbtion into the bloodstream from the gut. If calcium is not sufficient in the diet or if D is overdosed then calcium is pulled from bone and other tissues into the blood. There is a different fat soluble nutrient (called Vitamin F by Dr. Royal Lee) that is in a whole food form of Vitamin E that contributes to distribution of calcium into tissues. So while D is important, taking the megadoses (50,000 IU doses are common from medical doctors) is potentially just as damaging as not having enough. As a side note, F helps protect against sunburn by reducing loss and aiding replentishment of calcium that is pulled out of skin during sun exposure and D formation.
3 years ago
Two herbals I would suggest for increasing progesterone naturally are white peony and chaste tree. Given that many low progesterone cases are also too high in estrogen, wild yam may not be the best idea since it promotes increasing estrogen. One herbal to help the liver cleanse excess estrogen is silymarin. Keep in mind that a lot of herbals on the market have little to no actual potency due to poor choice of variety/plant part, incorrect handling, and less than optimal extraction techniques. Many are standardized to quantity of plant material present, rather than quantity of active compounds retained in the final herbal product, and may have no active componds left by the time they hit the shelves. I mainly use Mediherb in my practice, they are an Austrailian based company that distributes through Standard Process here in the U.S. and have the highest standards on their herbals based on active compounds.

Hope this helps.
3 years ago