Saturday, March 23, 2013

Why Was My Comment Not Posted Immediately

Why Did My Comment Not Get Posted Immediately?  


I have gotten a lot of spam comments with the sole purpose of selling products. The past two weeks, some of them have been posted advertising sexual websites and products. They are pure spam.

Some of your comments don't make sense when you read them. I can tell you never read the blog at all.

Therefore, I have had to set the blog comments criteria to be moderated and approved first. You will not see your comment posted unless it is accepted later.  I have many readers who are genuine and some who are not. I will post genuine comments that are not just motivated to advertise their website or products. I wrote a whole blog focused on a comment by a reader who loves Zija products and who was upset at me for my comments on Zija . I printed her comment in the next column with a discussion on the subject further.Why did I even bring up the company? I get two calls a week on how my product compares to theirs...what are the differences. These readers and their questions deserved a blog on the subject.

It is fine for you to disagree with me or get mad. I don't expect all of you to like my writing. I write these blogs to make you question and think. I want to open up your views on different subjects and educate you. My goal is to stimulate your thinking and your questions. You need to stop accepting everything you read, no matter where it is printed.

It is your right to disbelieve everything I write and to close your minds.

Regarding imperfections in this blog: 

There may be errors in this blog. I have dyslexia and work very hard at correcting errors. The spell check tool on this blog is greatly flawed. At times it marks every word wrong. It does not identify medical terminology correctly. Some days, the spell check tool is worse than having no tool at all. I have no idea why it goes on the blink. I do my best on this, but I am not perfect. I write as I would talk to you, if we were face to face drinking a cup of tea. I would ask that you really concentrate on the meat found in these blogs, not the minor error you find. I might add that I read articles with headlines on the major news outlets that are not perfect either. This blog is only one of the projects I work on. I am in the middle of revamping my website which requires days of work.

I would like to open your mind up on something.

I went to a convention with many famous speakers on health  in San Diego some years ago. One black woman got up to speak in front of an audience with over 1000 people in the crowd. Her subject was domestic abuse. She gave talks all over the US and had written a book which was on the best seller list. Her grammar was not perfect. She was not smooth and polished. She was not a perfect orator.  Nevertheless, she moved the crowd with her words and energy. She received a standing ovation when done. I was in awe. I always thought that only perfect orators could be successful. She was far from perfect but moved the crowd to tears. She got to them right through  their hearts. I will never be a perfect speaker or writer, even though I really work hard at it. I can promise you one thing, these blogs come straight from the heart. I research the information I present here. The blogs may be short, but the research is long.

If you are reading these blogs to get real truth, I am so thankful for all of you. If you are here, just to post an ad for your business, then I will tell you now, your ad will not get posted. If after reading your comment, it sounds sincere, your comment will be published later.

So thank you genuine readers, I appreciate you greatly. It is so nice to know that someone reads these blogs. There is one thing I can tell you straight. I put my heart into these blogs. The reason I write them is to present the truth. That is my goal for this blog, to make you aware of the facts concerning subjects that do not get told with truth by the general news stations.  These are subjects such as what the FDA is doing to take away your rights.   Have a good weekend all. Thank you again for supporting this blog.

Signing off, Kate Freer, The Herbladyisin

The Truth About Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Today's blog blows another misconception regarding the food products we depend on. This one involves an important product, extra virgin olive oil.  If you are health conscious, you often buy "Extra Virgin Olive Oil". If it says cold pressed as it should, you probably put it into your cart without thinking.  The Extra Virgin label is not all its cracked up to be on many bottles. So here is the cold hard truth, you don't want to hear.

#1  The terms "extra virgin"  and 'cold pressed" are not regulated nor enforced in the United States.

#2 European "extra virgin" olive oil does require strict standards for the term "cold pressed". This means the oil was extracted at temperatures below 122 degrees.

#3 Most cold-pressed olive oils are also expeller-pressed, a heat controlled mechanical extraction method using low heat, rather than extracted by the use of chemicals. So cold-pressed is not entirely heat free processing.

Corn, soy and canola oils are processed with the chemical solvent, hexane. In this country, 90% of corn and soy are genetically modified, unless organic.  So here are two reasons why you should not buy corn or soy oil, unless labeled organic.

Interestingly, when I called a chicken feed company to investigate the ingredients in their organic laying mash, I was shocked by his answer.  He told me there is so much contamination of the organic crops by Monsanto crops, that his company would not guarantee their grains were organic. Roundup which is integrated into the GM seed, is now found in the water and ground areas surrounding the GM crops. Roundup is a weed killer. 

Now you would think that oils from Europe then would be better quality with their rigorus standards? Right?


In 2012, UC Davis, along with the Australian Oils Research Laboratory, worked together on a research study to test extra virgin olive oil brands from Europe and California.  Their testing results showed that 86% of imported olive oil brands failed tests showing oxidation, adulteration, or poor manufacturing methods. 

They then tested 10 brands of olive oil grown and bottled in California. Nine out of the 10 brands passed the tests.  California Olive Ranch, Corto Olive, Kirkland Organic sold by Cost Co, and McEvoy Ranch olive oil samples were several of the brands that passed. 

Go to the link below to download the research study results.

So again, there is much misrepresentation in labels. You read labels but that does not guarantee anything really. It just makes us feel better.

By for now,
This is the two brands I trust because they test their imported products for contamination, E-Coli, and heavy metals in a US lab.  I have now been using a number of their products for over two years including Moringa powder. DO NOT buy Moringa products unless the company states that they test for heavy metals and contamination. If you do you are risking your health. Organic certified can still contain E-coli, dirt, bugs, weeds, filth and insects.  This is the way it is folks.
 My #1 choice is Banyan Botanicals Organic Moringa Powder here