Saturday, November 26, 2011

FDA Will Move to Reclassify Herbs and Vitamins As Drugs....Act Now To Shop Them

You must get in your protests to the FDA NOW! Before Dec 1st!

In Dec the FDA will be moving forward to reclassify herbs as drugs. All vitamin and herb supplements will be affected. If you take vitamins or herbs, you will be affected. 

If they do that, what herbs are cleared will increase in price. There are thousands of herbs and supplements that are not cleared. That means that many supplements and vitamins will be taken off the shelf.  

You must do your part to let the FDA know you are against this. 

They do not have your safety in mind. It has to door with the pharm companies and their push to control the herbal market place.  

Right now this has already happened in Europe and it can happen here. The FDA is out of control. It is in bed with the drug companies...just look at the constant drug advertising on television. 

Any supplement or vitamin introduced into the marketplace after 1994 will have to go through reams of paperwork and thousands of dollars to get cleared. They will have to prove with sales receipts and marketing material that they did sell their product before 1994. How many businesses have kept records back that far. 

If the company changed the way they manufactured the supplement after 1994, which most have, they must go through the whole process. 

You must show safety proof for 20 years......drugs only have to go through a few weeks to be be released to the why with herbs? It is one way to stop herb and vitamin formulations from being cleared. 

This will effect all supplements including Fish Oil and Vit C....all of it. They are asking for manufacturers to give the same kind of proof that drug companies have to.....studies that cost billions of dollars. This is unnecessary and will put most companies out of business.  The reams of unnecessary paperwork and legal costs will kill most businesses. You must hire an expert to figure out how to comply with the pages of paperwork.

When its all said and done, you will be left with no alternative other than drugs that destroy the liver and will have no choice but to do that.....This is serious and they will go ahead with this in the new year.

They must be stopped. It is overreach by the FDA and will be used with bias as the case now. 

With Citizens for Health supporters already having generated over 11,000 letters to Congress demanding that the FDA’s NDI (New Dietary Ingredient) Draft Guidance be withdrawn.

The organization is now on a mission to collect 10,000 petition signatures in 10 days calling for Congress to withhold FDA appropriations until this unaccountable agency is held to account: by adjuring the FDA to withdraw the supplement-killing NDI Guidance and to cease and desist from reviewing and enforcing against dietary supplements and nutritional ingredients according to its willfully adversarial re-interpretation of the laws governing dietary supplements.

There is a petition that needs 10,000 signatures to be presented to the FDA . 

We need your help to make that happen below:

Please take time to watch the video listed Below:
To help us in this effort, Australian truth rapper and activist Jody Lloyd, aka Trillion, helped produce our video "10,000 Signatures" - view it here.

Being almost halfway to 10,000 signatures in a little more than 2 days means we can certainly reach our goal - but only with your participation!

As always, thanks for being involved,

Please go here to this FDA site listed below and send the FDA your view against this guidance directly! Write them....all of it!

It needs to be done now!

Although you can comment on any guidance at any time (see 21 CFR 10.115(g)(5)), to ensure that the agency considers your comment on this draft guidance before it begins work on the final version of the guidance, submit either electronic or written comments on the draft guidance within 90 days of publication in the Federal Register of the notice announcing the availability of the draft guidance. 

Submit electronic comments against this  to

Submit written comments against this NCI Guidance to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. All comments should be identified with the docket number listed in the notice of availability that publishes in the Federal Register.

You can read the Nutritional Guidance paperwork here at this address below: 
How many companies are going to have the money to submit to pages of regulations and hassel? 

Why should vitamin and herb companies be subjected to more paperwork than a drug?

Friday, October 28, 2011

A Sad Day....The First Hard Freeze

Hi Friends,

Well winter is here with the first two hard freezes. My huge tomato vines had thousands of baby tomatoes. I took off all the green tomatoes...big ones and cherries...and hung them up to see if they will still ripen inside. I saved about a hundred or so. I still have two tomato plants in the shed that were planted in trash cans. All the plants have survived in the shed. The Moringa trees have blooms on them. We will see what happens with those. I have mulched the trees with rabbit manure and hay to protect the main root. It has only gotten down to 28 outside. It does get down to 10 degrees or lower here, so we will see how the plants do in the shed as the temperatures drop. I am hoping they make it through. They have not lost their leaves yet but are not growing much. I water them about once a week.

My comfrey plants are hanging in there. I put tires over the plant, two high for protection. Then I am putting a glass window over the top with two sheets of 6 mil plastic over that. The leaves look frozen in the morning but have revived during the day. I will let you know how long I can save them with this method. I dug two up and put them in a huge the shed.....where I can open the shed doors to give them sun. I will transplant them back outside in the spring. I am trying to keep them with leaves for our rabbits to eat. The comfrey helps to keep them well. It is beneficial for their lungs and to avoid colds.

I have to say, I was really upset when they all froze. They were beautiful plants grown in the hay bales and I will miss them. The squash got it too. It had blooms as well. If there is a bright side, I will have less chores outside and more time for writing. I will hate having to buy store bought tomatoes. Our squash was great too. It is totally worth taking the trees and special plants into the shed. I love the trees and they add so much to our meals and life. The trash can method seems to be working well. The trunks on two are almost 2 inches thick. They are blooming even if it is late. They have given me continual leaves and pleasure.

 Well must close for now. Have a great weekend and Halloween!

 Kate Freer, The Herbladyisin

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Moringa Leaves and its value in Cancer

Hi Friends,

There are many factors that contribute to the development of cancer: genetics, your job, your environment, your lifestyle habits such as smoking or drinking excessively, diet, exercise habits, immune system function, endocrine function, stress, and attitude. So all of these play a part in your health or lack of health. Some people are born with a real bad deck of cards genetically. But improving these factors will extend your life or extend the quality of your life. Some of these factors such as diet, exercise, smoking, and drinking we do have power over. We can make better choices that help us in our health goals. So look at the factors above to see which ones you can improve on. You have to really want better health enough to work on changing those bad habits.

Attitude and Longevity

Attitude may be one of the hardest to change in this grim economy. Often it is how you look at things. When we Moved to Mina, Nevada I hated it. I went from green to desert. All my dreams and goals for growing Moringa trees had to be altered and evaluated. It took me a month to see the beauty in the area and in our new life. I cried, screamed, and asked God why he sent us to this place. He was silent because he knew I was not ready to listen at that point. I needed an attitude adjustment. We are now here 6 months. It is a quiet life in this remote area. We do have lots of nice neighbors. There are almost no rules except to respect your neighbors rights and privacy. We have a huge area with a 20 by 60 shed that houses tools, our stored boxed, hay, area with light panels in the roof for my plants, and again no rules. We go shopping twice a month and learn to be self reliant when we need something we don't have. I enjoy the beauty of the peace and lack of traffic. I see the beauty now rather than the lack of services at times. We do have internet that is fast which is pretty important. So my attitude now is much better for my health and longevity. My positive attitude now helps my immune function and thyroid function. We may not be rich financially but we are rich in our heart. You realize how much you don't need when you have to drive 44 miles to buy it.

Moringa Leaves are just one part of a lifestyle that stimulates health. Moringa is part of an enriched organic diet leading to better health. That is why Ayurvedic doctors use it to prevent disease and malnutrition. There are some studies that are showing that Moringa does indeed have some remarkable properties.

Valuable Research on The Positive Effects on Moringa and Healing

The Alternative Action For African Development and Church World Services tested the power of Moringa Leaves with women who were pregnant or breast feeding and dying from starvation. The women tested recovered from their anemic states giving birth to healthier babies. The use of Moringa leaves improved the babies birth weights and health. You cannot blame the 'placebo affect' on this. Babies in the womb respond to nutrition or lack of nutrition. These babies responded to the addition of Moringa leaf powder with healthier weights and vigor. These babies were born healthier. The mothers produced a greater amount of breast milk that was of higher quality than women who were not given the Moringa leaves.

Moringa Leaves and Its Effect on HIV Patients

When projects gave Moringa leaves to weak HIV patients, they gained weight and strength. They were able to do more for themselves and the other HIV patients. It enhanced their ability to fight off the infections that come with the disease. They lived longer and with more quality because of their enhanced diet with Moringa leaves.

So Moringa will help a patient with cancer or serious disease to fight that disease. It will help their immune function and other systems to fight back. If it involves wasting away and losing weight, it will help counteract that.

In one research paper from India concludes that Moringa Leaves contain, "For example, specific components of Moringa preparations that have been reported to have hypo-tensive, anticancer, and antibacterial activity include 4-(4'-O-acetyl-α-L-rhamnopyranosyloxy)benzyl isothiocy-anate [1], 4-(α-L-rhamnopyranosyloxy)benzyl isothiocy-anate>".

It has been found useful in treating Prostate cancer, and with female cancers. There will be many more research studies on Moringa leaves in the future. Research is already proving what Ayurvedic doctors have known for hundreds of years.

You can read the whole article here at the link below:

Moringa Leaves should be part of an overall program for fighting cancer and serious disease holistically.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

How Moringa Helps Diabetes Patients


We have been busy building our colony rabbit pen, moving the baby chicks out to their new home in our shed, and finishing their outside chicken yard for the future. These pens are completely enclosed since we have many birds of prey including crows.

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Our rabbits have a 10 by 20 space with cages for warmth. If they wish to hang out outside, they have a tree stump path up to their cages. The tree stumps give them exercise and something to do along with some cat toys.  They are litter trained so their cage area stayed clean. The material in the litter boxes is potting mix. Once it is enhanced with their manure, it gets taken out to the garden to amend the soil or to the red worms I am raising. The rabbits have room to kick up their feet. I have room to sit in there and just enjoy them. Not everyone would devote a carport to their rabbits but the carport was  inconvenient to use for our cars. The carport given them protection from the elements of this harsh climate. It had built in windows and and three complete walls which saved a lot of building time and money.

The picture below is the chicks inside pen where they will roost, come in to lay eggs, and eat. Right now they have a light and closed off area for warmth at night. Later on when they are bigger they will go out a door cut into the wall that leads into their huge chicken yard. Part of it has shade and half has sun to give them the elements to be healthy.

The yard is very spacious since we have the room. It will have 400 sq feet for the 28 chicks we bought. They will all be around 5 to 6 pounds when fully grown. I believe when at all possible to give animals space so they can live happily.

The Moringa Trees are doing well in our shed with some panels in the roof that let in warmth and sun. Even though the shed gets down to the low 40's, it is warm in the day and so the trees are still growing. It is extending their time to keep their leaves.

Moringa Leaves and Diabetes:

Many people have written me about using Moringa to control diabetes. There are two reasons why Moringa would help stabilize glucose. One of them being the amazing nutrition in the leaves. Many people with diabetes do not eat enough vegetables, salads, fiber, and high quality food. Moringa improves their nutrition which helps to build their health up. In India, Ayurvedic doctors use Moringa leaves to help prevent disease and improve nutrition for all age groups. It is especially great for those who are malnurished with compromised health and immune systems. Is there any research to back up its apparent positive effect on diabetes?

Several research projects using rats have shown that Moringa leaf powder contains polyphenols that have the effect of lowering sugar levels. Moringa also delays gastric emptying by the stomach which is important for the control of diabetes. If you wish to read one of these articles here is a link to the original research, Research article on Moringa and diabetes . I will give you links to new research as I find it. 

There are quite a few research studies done in India. Moringa has been tested over hundreds of years by the Native people in India. Moringa is used by doctors in India. These doctors are educated just like our doctors except they use a combination of herbs and modern medicine together to give their patients the best of both worlds. Doctors from India are very skilled and effective. In El Centro, Ca where I used to live, we had a number of doctors from India. I took my daughter to one and I got treatment from another. I was impressed with the time they, themselves, spent with us. It was not the doctors assistant who took our patient history but the doctor himself. He listened, asked questions, conducted the exam and then made a diagnosis. They examined all of you for clues into your health problem including the mouth and tongue. There are all sorts of signs the body gives off when ill. These signs may effect your skin, hair, hands, fingernails, and tongue. They are great.

Well this is all for now.....Have a blessed week all of you.

Kate Freer, the Herbladyisin

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Moringa Trees and Winter Weather

Winter, the Beginning is here in Mina Already:

We spent a few days dragging all the Moringa trees and other frost sensitive plants into our shed. It has several clear panels in the roof to let in sunshine. It is at 34 to 36 degrees most mornings. We will see how long they keep their leaves inside. The shed is not well insulated so it is still cold in there. There is an old metal barrel in the shed that was designed to heat the shed. We will see if it actually works. Its all an experiment.

Haybale Technique Was Successful and Easy To Maintain

We dug the one beautiful lavender in this hay bale out by gently pulling away the hay until we got to the roots. Its huge and it may not survive its transplant to a huge tub. Even if only some of it survives the move, I will have a starter plant in Spring.

The haybale garden worked beautifully with lots of abundant tomatoes and squash. I never had to weed or lose plants to little critters like rabbits or chipmunks. The Haybale technique saves your back, time, and really works well.  Then when the season is over, you have great mulch to spread around your trees and plants. The only problem is that next year we will have to buy the straw in Fallon which is two hours away. They don't sell it locally here. You must use fresh straw bales each season. The only thing that did not have much was the cucumber. I have not done well with those.

 Cold Frame from Free Windows

We were given two huge windows and we built a cold frame around one of the huge tomato plants planted out in one of the hay bales. The other two are two massive to cover. I will let you know how that works. I am hoping it extends our tomoto crop until Nov at least. There are at least 30 green tomatoes on the vine yet.

Closing for now.....great to be online again and getting back to writing. Have a great day and week!

Kate Freer, the Herbladyisin

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Back Online Again

Hi Friends,

Well finally my computer got fixed by Dell. It almost took a miracle from God but now all works again. It turned out to be basically the motherboard, keyboard, and CD system. It is almost brand new. This week I will catch up with what is going on with all of it. I just wanted to let you know I am back up and running!

Kate, The Herbladyisin

 Well this is all for now. Kate, the Herbladyisin

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Friday, September 23, 2011

You Want Us To Come Where? to Fix Your Computer?


Since before labor day, this computer has had issues. The keyboard only works at times. It would not boot period for several days and then only part of the time. It was nasty. System restore made it worse.

I began calling Dell the Tuesday after Labor Day. They first said I must reinstall the operating system before they would replace any parts. I spent several days making sure all was copied to a memory card. Then when I called them back, they could not run the diagnostics all the way through, since the escape key and several others did not function. They did get far enough to determine that the keyboard was screwed up.

Then came a serious of phone calls where Dell said it was the techs fault, then later the tech tells me Dell did not want to pay the guys for the extra time. I would get transferred several times during each phone call. It was like that commercial on TV. I wanted to scream. It seems that the only service is from Reno and we are three hours one way to get here. So the full service charge equals 6 plus hours. Thank God it is on warranty still. It took a week for Dell to finally clear the extra money. Then after he leaves, I am required to reinstall the operating system, before further diagnostics can be finished. The computer has been awful, refusing to boot, refusing to change pages, and weird stuff happens on the pages. Isn't it the case, that today it is working better than in the past two weeks. It always works that way. So living in Mina has many advantages but a few down points. Getting a tech out here, requires an act of God almost. So that is why the lack of blog posts the past two weeks. I am getting this in, while I am waiting and while it is temporarily working.

I must Thank God we do have internet in a town that is less than 100 people. That is actually amazing and so one must be thank full for one's blessings. I have my rabbits in their colony pen and 25 baby chicks on their way. All of this is in our plan to be self sufficient. These baby chicks are investment in the future. We have to drive 44 miles to pick up groceries or eggs. These are the best breed for laying eggs in both heat and cold, for gentle personality, for hardiness, for meat/eggs, and for laying almost 360 eggs a year.

Since I had no computer to work on, we worked outside. We cleaned up the front of the lot from all the downed limbs and tree mess, we cleaned up the area around the back porch, and put up the flag my husband got for his birthday. There have been so much cleanup since we moved in, we had just gotten overwhelmed with the job. The place had not been lived in for years and all the trees were dead so had to be pulled down. It left a huge mess. Not having a 21 inch chain saw didn't help. How do you eat an elephant? One piece at a time. So now that it has cooled down some, we have started the job by sections. I also was given some iris bulbs, so made a raised bed around a young elm tree, planting the iris all around the young tree, and making a log border. It came out cute. I am using the rabbit manure to mulch all the areas. This soil is sand with volcanic layers about 6 inches down. Digging is a back breaker. Raised beds are the only way to go. So will get back to you when the computer is fixed and well again in a few days.  Have a good weekend!
Kate, the Herbladyisin