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Karin C. Uphoff

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Chronic Poison Oak?

The Short Answer . . . .from Karin   I get re-occurring poison oak ever since I had a bad case of it – it may be systemic, how do I keep it from spreading? Whether it is poison oak or ivy, the oils hunker down into the pores of skin and are easily spread by contact,...

Post Pneumonia Care

It seems as if the moment the weather gets cool and damp, people are more susceptible to lung conditions such as bronchitis and pneumonia or flu that turns into pneumonia. Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria, viruses, mycoplasma, fungi or exposure to particulate...

Favorite Anti-microbial Herbs

One of my all-time favorite anti-microbial herb is the common thyme (Thymus vulgaris). Thyme and thyme again this small, low-growing herb (of which there are many varieties) has shown to pack a powerful punch in dissuading or eliminating viruses and obstinate...

Flourishing Through Fallout:

How to Boost Your Immune System during Radioactive Times The Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan was never certified to withstand a quake greater than 7.9 and was opened in 1970, barely 50 years after the 8.3 Kanto quake. At a magnitude 8.9, the first earthquake of...

Summer Herbs for Kids

It's the growing season for herbs and kids! So whether you have garden beds or potted plants on your front stoop, these herbs are easy to grow. Fresh herbs make good glycerate tinctures that are perfect medicine for children. Include your children in the process and...

Seasonal Support for your Respiratory System

In winter and the quality of our indoor airspace and amount of fresh-air activity breaks we take, greatly affect our overall respiratory health and our susceptibility to illness. Do you inhabit work, school and home environments that are heated, closed to outside air...

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