The QAIDAM BASIN and surrounds that are home to the SALT LAKE CHAKA… are also a SILK ROAD Site of Importance of Yore… with a History of some 3,000 years of usage. The Trade goods and basic necessities that traversed these ANCIENT ROADS have long included such as SALT.
The CHAKA Salt Lake is approx. over 5 mtrs. thick/deep and can cover a flatland of approx. 9 kilometres in length and some 15 k’s width.
It ‘ fills out ‘ when the seasonal conditions appropriate and markedly ‘ shrinks ‘ when not (click).
Estimate of 75+ years natural crystalline Salt Stock accrued allows for production and export of hundreds of tons.
Tours and sight-seeing permitted,.. weather permitting of course… too.
Salt Sculptures by Locals and Workers may also oft litter the landscape…
…though these all too oft simply melt back into the Lake with the next rains.
Tis one of the top Immune and General Health Herbs of Goodness (click).
An all-round detoxicant,
anti-infective/bacterial/cancer/viral/fungal… and flavor enhancer.
As with the other Herbs and Spices,.. can be used in many forms.
Raw, roasted, fermented, oils, vinegars, salts and so forth (click).
A top Shiro Winter Tip is to peel and pop a mid sized CLOVE OF GARLIC into the mouth… like a lolly… just leave tucked away for some… 27mins+… then spit out into compost/bin;
or leave discreetly in a place as a germ killer for the area…
throw away/compost when all dried up.
Large number of variety types containing varying amounts of Vitamins, Minerals, Elements and other nutritious nutrients.
High amounts of such as Vit C, Potassium, Sulphur, Allicin and Selenium.
The smell… can clear the nose… and room.
Science too has searched the humble clove… and found much of interest therein (click).
Tumor cell killer, osteoarthritis supplement, antibiotic, post-surgical care and treatment and more so on and so forth.
The Garlic list of LEGENDARY uses,.. goes on indeed.
Herbs have been used as teas… from day one probably.
The effects of such,.. wholly dependent on ingredient(s) used.
Any number of combinations will enable a oft large variety of Vitamins, Minerals, amino acids, fats, micro-nutrients and so forth. Limited only by allergy, imagination and garden.
A Winter tip is to add the likes of Lemon, Chilli, Garlic, All-spice and Honey. Drink warm.
A Summer tip is to ICE the tea.
Photo below CLICK links to several appropriate recipes.
Health Benefits are subtle and long-term,
though immediate relief can be obtained with the correct choices and availability.
Additional Hydration influences.
Ideal for stomach and digestive dis-eases, nerve relaxant and energy relief/boost.
Easy absorption means readily available for the needs.
The use of HERBS within MAN/WOMAN-KIND is probably best told with the LEGENDS within the Halls of SCIENCE.
The ITALIAN ALPS,.. September in 1991, was the scene for a discovery of a body within a glacier (click). Upon investigation… it was discovered this body had lain there for quite some years… some… 5,000+ years… naturally mummified and frozen preserved.
OTZI THE ICEMAN… became his nomen… his name too it seems (click).
Classified as prehistoric, wearing and carrying articles of skin and fur, multi-weaponed; bow, arrows, knife and ax. Carried too in his lunch-pack, a balance of a diet… deer meat and prunes…
his previous meal btw… was goat and grains.
Two clumps of a cork like substance and a small bag.
These turned out to be…
Piptoporus betulinus (click) and Fomes fomentarius (click).
Both can be used as FIRE-STARTERS and HERBAL TREATMENTS.
Some 5,000 years ago… portable pills and warmers.
For those interested in home TEAS DIY… KOMBUCHA may be the way of interest. The growing of the MOTHER/ESSENCE/BIOFIELD of this Herbal Tea Brew can be as uplifting as in the Garden. A Living being of the Tea Plant kind it seems.
Kombucha has many of the Plant World’s effects.
High in a variety of nutrients though not a specific.
PLEASE NOTE: THE REFS + LEGENDS… ALL SUCH BREWING MUST ADHERE TO PROCEDURE AND SAFETY/HYGIENE CONSIDERATIONS TO ASSURE QUALITY (click).
Many online mixes MAY be processed too quickly or with lil’ care or concern for the proper handling of such. This will result in a product of no effect or even a negative one.
The Liver, for example can utilise components of a good brew… (click) a bad one will indeed cause dis-ease.
Honey is a substance found in many LEGENDS.
Of yore, modern, Science, Agriculture and other Societal facets.
Oft referred to as a ” nectar of the Gods ” type (click).
There is lil’ better to soothe a thirsty hunger after NATURE Walks and so on,
than ample fresh water and Honey-Comb as a treat.
Chock full of sweet goodies including many enzymes, amino acids, minerals and vitamins.
A range of VITAMINS inherent including B/C/D/E.
HONEY oft contains traces of calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfur and zinc.
Amounts etc vary per batch.
This can in turn,..
be dependent on the Hives food, region, environ and weather etc (click).
A very long HISTORY of usage within ALL groups, times and peeps etc.
As with many of the other CUPBOARD CONDIMENTS,
the uses only limited by imagination and innovation.
Types too are varied,.. with some interesting Hallucinogenic MIND effects noted too (click).
These have been documented in other Cultures and times as even being used as a WEAPON FORM (click).
Tripping up… tripped out SOLDIERS it seems, in deed.
Indeed and in fact too.
The Honey-Comb outer is a Beeswax type compound which contains also,..
such as long-chain Fatty Acids, nutritious nutrients therein.
Treatments and so forth with HONEY include cholesterol balancing, skin repair, organ support and repair, allergy fighter, infections and wounds (click). A non-fattening ( …when not gorged on etc) sweetening product of NATURE… bees too.
The properties and actions of HONEY can be easily… enhanced.
Add a …herbal handful… let mature… consume/use.
Bees are a necessary part of the EARTH’s Bio/eco-systems. Our actions of chemically overdosing and other such un-natural systems of applications to many of the bee feeding plants,.. is taking it’s toll.
there has been much in SCIENCE to back up Medicinal claims (click)
for Herbs such as Cannabis Sativa… Marijuana (click).
The propensity of some Authorities to manipulate Laws to suit other Agendas, as well as the total ignorance of History has earmarked this humble herb GREEN to some nether-world of propaganda and misinfo (click).
A WAR ON DRUGS usually referred to… ‘cept… (click)
The benefits of Minerals obvious. There are caveats it seems. The absorption of nutrients is oft easily hindered by many factors of one’s health and immunity at time of consumption. The levels the Body requires at any one time may too fluctuate quite dramatically.
The Women KIND…
also have the extra IRON and Blood oxygenation issue associated with ?
? MENstruation to take into condsideration.
It appears,.. akin to the WATER-soluble VITAMIN issue… (click) whereby too high levels ingested at one time… do… lil’ for your health etc… cos the excess… is definitely then considered a waste product… and… pithed out etc.
Science is well aware of the continual need for such as an ongoing part of one’s Diet…
To maintain general good levels… eat and do… general good things.
Mineral and Vitamins are needed ALL over… but do not over-do. They acts as anti-oxidants and detoxicants aiding in such as the Blood oxygenation process. Taking the wrong type… can indeed make one feel… blue.
When subject to dis-ease where Minerals help… help yourself,..
Get Medical/Health… advice, if you don’t know what that be.
PLEASE NOTE,.. when reading through these LEGENDS… a lil’ goes long etc etc… is oft a repeated caution. NEVER TAKE UNKNOWN AMOUNTS AND INGREDIENTS ETC… NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES YOU GET TOLD TO BY YOUR MATES…
GET… AND TAKE PROPER ADVICE…
ALLERGIES, CONTRAINDICATIONS AND IATROCIDE ARE ALL POSSIBLE…
SIDE EFFECTS OF SUCH.
Unsulphured blackstrap MOLASSES.
Sticky and dark, this condiment packs a solid punch.
Chock full of micro-nutrients, Minerals, Vitamins and sweet as too (click).
A by-product of Sugar Cane processing using heat to concentrate the mixture gained. This ensures the packing of nutrients in the resultant.
The name btw… is derived from the Latin and Portuguese,..
…for HONEY… (mel/melaco/mellis/mellaceum) which we met earlier herein (click).
The B Vitamins, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc become bio-available in an easy to use form.
Can be added to such as Tonics and Teas and it’s strong yet unique flavor ensures a lil’ goes a long way (click).
A useful addition for such supplementation into one’s Dietary needs and requirements.
Can aid/support any/all such deficiencies.
Supports Nerve System, the Heart, Wound repair and many anti-oxidative processes.
A herbaceous perennial mainly found in the east of Northern Americas.
Very tolerant of poor soil,.. dry and humid areas too (click).
The plant Roots take several years to mature, the flower seasonal.
An attractant to Birds and Butterflies as well.
…ALLERGIES SUCH AS TO OTHER FLOWERS MAY BE PRESENT HEREIN (click).
The LEGENDS indicate a long History of usage within the so called NATIVE RED AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURE where it was used as a Health Aid/Support and Cold type remedy (click).
The NAVAJO,.. for example;
…consider this Plant as one of LIFE’s SACRED MEDICINES.
This Plant as a general Remedy and Health supportant became such that it was used…
” …for more ailments than any other plant…”
…within these Indian LEGENDS and Health Systems (click).
Supporting, aiding and healing many different dis-eases.
Another POWERHOUSE of NATURE.
The Indian Warriors carried stockpiles of the ROOT…
…esp. during Night Work/Walks as a general stimulant and tonic.
Echinacea has anti-biotic/bacterial properties.
Protectant and Immune stimulant.
Contains varying degrees/amounts of Vitamins and Minerals (click).
In particular,.. Vit C, chromium, iron, manganese, niacin, riboflavin, selenium and volatile oils etc.
Useful… inside and outside the Body.
A LEGEND indeed.
The name… says it ALL per se.
This Herb though… comes with a WARNING.
Tis Herb… used INCORRECTLY AND POTENSISED…
…CAN KILL… A WARNING.
When such Bodily functions have failed to remove the Insect/parasite(s) such as the Worms (…of…ring/tube/intestinal/thread etc etc)… a time for WORMWOOD indeed.
Worm controller and eliminator extraordinaire…
in the RIGHT DOSAGE(s).
Vis; MEDICAL RECORD, VOLUME 70, Oct. 13, 1906
“France as a nation has become so roused to the danger of alcohol and the essences, especially absinthe, which are in such common use in that country, that on December 29, 1900, the French government requested the Academy of Medicine to determine the comparative toxicity of the various alcoholic beverages in use with a view to proscribing the ones most dangerous to health. After an investigation it was suggested by one of the committee that absinthe alone be put into the forbidden list.“
Absinthe… is WORMWOOD ESSENCE extracted via ALCOHOL DISTILLATION. An intense alcoholic apertif/tonic results… if the WORMWOOD ESSENCE is too strong etc… YOU WILL PROBABLY ACQUIRE ACUTE ALCOHOL POISONING… AND DEATH TOO IT SEEMS POSSIBLE.
BE WARNED… AWARE TOO.
Tis a very strong Herb per se… lil’ goes long etc.
Combined with very crushed GARLIC, BAKING SODA and COCONUT MILK (click)… a Worming Tonic is made.
No parasitic survivors it seems…
…it’s actions may also reduce sweaty feet.
For those with an interest…
…a plain HERBAL TEA INFUSION with lil’ Lemon Juice-
…taken Daily and regularly during a SHORT TREATMENT PHASE…
…can also aid in Libido Balancing for the Males of Our Species.
“… We have learned that the body possesses a complex machinery of checks and balances. These are remarkably effective in adjusting ourselves to virtually anything that can happen to us in life. But often this machinery does not work perfectly…” …HANS SELYE
Whether… Inside or Outside the CUPBOARD.!.
This ONE… is a Duo in fact.
…+ THE HUMAN TOUCH.
” The distinctive human problem from time immemorial has been the need to spiritualize human life, to lift it on to a special immortal plane, beyond the cycles of life and death that characterize all of the organisms…” …ERNEST BECKER.
These are both Controller and your Assist Crew per se.
YOUR MIND + THE HUMAN TOUCH.
In… General Health and Immune Repair and Support (click).
YOU, YOUR MIND,.. AND BODY MATTER… do MATTER.
YOU… are the awesome Total of…
MIND, BRAIN, CELLS, THOUGHTS, ACTIONS, INTERACTIONS-ENVIRON, SOCIAL and so on.
Keep in MIND… The IMMUNE SYSTEM…
is an Identifier (…of anything not itself per se…) AND a Protector AND a Combatant…
… and subject also to…
Dise-ease requires for example,.. extra sleep for rest and recover… extra foods or fluids to aid/support etc.
Keep in MIND too, there could be ALSO OR PRIMARILY… ENVIRON FACTORS at work here- lungful of diesel smoke of a old truck passing by earlier or yesterday… too much computer time and electrical field exposure… partner stress situations… smoking more… a chemical cleanser used previously and so forth.
All these are further reasons to get advice of some nature.
MIND + TOUCH…TOUCH + MIND.
Basically and simply in metaphors;
MIND… = PHYSICIAN… HEAL THYSELF.
TOUCH = TWO HEADS BETTER THAN ONE.
” As it is not proper to cure the eyes without the head, nor the head without the body, so neither is it proper to cure the body without the soul…” …SOCRATES.
The MIND… like the Body… Circles and Cycles.
The WAY YOU ” REACT ” to such as Dis-ease… (click)
…can Help overcome… or not it seems.
This is in the sense and similar to HOW YOU REACT…
…TO WHATEVER ELSE WITHIN YOUR LIFE.
This REACTION of emotions/thoughts/actions is indeed the Link ‘tween MIND + BODY HEALTH STATES thereof.
Ideally and in general Terms… LET MIND AND BODY REACT…
…TO REGAIN BALANCE…
…TO EASE… DIS-EASE.
In general Terms… if you react heatedly… try the chill way.
In general Terms… if you react neutrally… pick either to suit.
In general Terms… if you be cool as ice… try a hot way.
” The imagination should not be regarded as a panacea for all that ails the human species… unless of course, we choose to believe there are no limits to consciousness and it’s inherent ability… “
Dr. JEANNE ACHTERBERG
The Caring Touch.
Yes… as with YOUR MIND… the HUMAN TOUCH… is a/the subtle connection… a subtle ENERGY if thought of in Terms of Science and Frequency. E.g. NOT SPECIFIC… JUST ALL ROUND AID/ASSIST.
The touch of a Carer that alleviates discomfort during Treatment… is a Joy… for the Patient anyway.
With two motorcycle mishaps,.. there were many…
…things bent out of place within i, Shiro.
Pain was/is a Constant.
Joy… is what i feel when this is relieved now.
Simple unabashed JOY… and thanks too…
…but mostly… JOY.
” Life without the challenges which induce the stress responses would be- no life at all. ”
…a Life… without Dreams… same perhaps… Shiro sayeth.
” …To ward off disease or recover health, man as a rule finds it easier to depend on healers than to attempt the more difficult task of living wisely…” …RENE DUBOIS
‘Cept for NATURE and the great out-doors, that is.
they utilised were full of vitamins, minerals and various specific isolates.
Gained galore from the mounts and oft green rolling fields of Ancient JAPAN (click).
And in your CUPBOARD.?.
Shiro was asked…
What might there be.?.
OF THE CUPBOARD.
Current technology allows the LONG-TERM storing of HERBS, SPICES, VITAMINS + MINERALS,.. MEDICINES too.
These are some of the CONDIMENTS of concern herein indeed.
The CONDIMENTS in Shiro’s CUPBOARD are those more specifically… that are
NOT VERY SPECIFIC… at all.
These are more in line, and intended indeed,.. and in fact too…
for the lil’ emergencies, accidents, actions and incidents of concern-
-that happen in and around… YOU.
HANDY too… for the many unusual times you just run out of.?.
so and so.?.
how to cope with such as these trials and tribulations then.?.
Without too much further ado… in no particular order…
‘cept for alphabetical arrangement blah blah…
The 9 on Top herein it seems,.. of those indeed, of
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
COD LIVER OIL
THE TOP NINE.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple Cider Vinegar (…hereinafter aka = ACV…)…
is made from Nature’s Apples.
Not the LEGENDARY or MYTHOLOGICAL it seems,..
the ones on a FRUIT TREE… which is a TRANSPIRER in-action actually (click).
ACV is one of those mysterious substances,that is acidic yet produces an alkaline reaction indeed. This btw is good for us, as such states are productive against many negative body state producing effects such as Cancer, Tumors and so on.
Multi-purpose ranging from foodstuff/salad dressing through to cleanser too (click).
Shiro oft puts a splash in the water intake… esp. in the morn. The health benefits are long-term, as with most, if not all the TOP 9 herein… and the other TOP 9 listing G–Z… therein (click) …avail soon.
Regular usage much more important than a big dose. ACV Contains varying amounts of many trace minerals and vitamins and other such nutritious… nutrients (click).
Another all-star in this parade, is the effervescent and evanescent;
(… though not EVANESCENCE… (click) here for those LEGENDS indeed it seems and in fact too.)
BAKING SODA (…hereinafter aka = SODA…).
A major positive, as above,..is the alkaline producing state…
the change of our system’s PH,..
which Cancer Cells… love… to hate it seems indeed (click).
Knocks em round, down… and dead indeed and in fact too (click).
Shiro tips some SODA in coffees, chocolate drinks, water intake,..
and lots more when the food holding area is…
grumbling along too.
Sounds of acidic silence broken by balanced burps of constipated contentment indeed.
SODA is one of the cheapest yet most versatile and toxic-free substances… every household should utilise. Countless uses appear during online searches etc, covering many many facets of our lives… and livelihoods too (click).
Found naturally in CRYSTALLINE FORM, to which we simply and finely, GRIND and GRIND…
Combined with an acidic substance and/or heat it will bubble up carbon dioxide,.. thus inflating. So good with rising bread tis indeed. Stable as a powder… till moistened apparently…
then gets up to… all sorts of good stuff it seems.
Also has odor absorption capabilities and so forth.
An all round sweet smelling good guy tis SODA,.. seems almost LEGENDARY here.
An oft forgot trace MINERAL ELEMENT, that has very positive long-term benefits for health and our immune system (click). Cancer Cells treat this with disdain… then death to that as well (click). Benefits to bone density, hormone balancing, diabetes and high cholesterol issues too.
Due to an all round goodness…
THOUGH BE VERY AWARE… HIGH DOSES ARE A NO-NO-NO ETC ETC.
NO HIGH DOSES… EVER EVER EVER and so forth and so on…
a very lil’… is the best thing here indeed (click).
Use sparingly and regular… very small trace doses, only please.
BORON is technically a metalloid, which is a substance with both metallic and non-metallic properties. Situated next door to CARBON on the Periodic Table of SCIENCE.
The oldest known EARTH rocks contain boron (click).
Boron, in our bodies,.. is also utilised to stabilise the very important RNA Ribose (click).
When in it’s CRYSTALLINE state… second hardest element ( behind carbon/diamond).
CASTOR OIL is another all-round health provider (click).
Trace minerals and vitamins galore that all dis-eases… love to hate.
Large amounts of VIT E… a natural healer.
Anti-bacterial/infective/viral/fungal to boot.
However,.. SCIENCE has found this good oils… underbelly indeed (click).
A toxin and nerve chemical has been isolated from this bean whilst in a un-natural state… which is not how we use it anyway.
low reg. doses… the go.
The naturally non-weaponised CASTOR OIL… has been found effective with such as constipation, gastro, arthritis, skin infections too (click) and many other lil’ issues indeed.
Castor oil’s plant name btw is derived from the name of the substance it replaced…
which, in turn is derived from… Beaver glands it seems (click).
Another of the TOP 9 that has a myriad of uses.
Soaps, lubes, dyes, plastics, perfumes and more (click).
Can safely be used topically also.
All of the major civilisations made use of such… in some form (click).
Historically and naturally,.. cold-pressed oil extracted from the seeds.
Castor encourages blood-flow circulation to affected areas,..
and then draws out and aids toxin removal too. This oil is somewhat unique in that it has the highest triglyceride-good-fats concentrations and combinations.
Goody Fatty maybe,.. health heavy-weight indeed it seems.
A good oil… the natural non-weaponised version,.. yes please.
POISON ANTIDOTE, anti-flatulence and food holding areas issues and various particular blood and diet problems (click). Has also been noted as a mold toxin whilst also providing support to the adrenals, kidneys and liver (click).
Burnt well indeed it seems.
As with the earlier…ACV…
using different WOODs in the manufacturing process…
manufactures… a different product.
CHARCOAL is best derived from similar harder woods such as Oak, Beech, Ash and so forth.
The processing drives out all the moisture, reducing weight by some 80%+ (click).
Tars and pitch could also be extracted without too much extra processing,..
being condensed from the smoky cloud of char.
Modern Medicine uses CHARCOAL in a variety of methods and treatments (click). Even by the early 1900’s,.. CHARCOAL had been found to be a proper asset to the MEDICINAL ARSENAL/CABINET (click).
For example; The Medical Journal:
KINGS AMERICAN DISPENSATORY had this much to say… and more indeed.
” Carbo ligni (wood charcoal), It acts as an absorbent (both fluids and gases) and disinfectant. Its internal employment will be found useful in those digestive derangements which are associated with offensive breath and disagreeable belchings; also to correct the fetid condition of the stools in dysentery. It is also useful in acidity of the stomach, flatulency [gas], and in the nausea and constipation attending pregnancy.
It is also very useful in internal heat and irritation of the stomach, with acidity; sick headache; diarrhoea; cholera infantum, etc. In cases of sick headache, due to gastric acidity or derangement, and which are ushered in with blurred vision, photopsia, and finally nausea and intense headache, I have found a drachm [dram] of charcoal mixed in a little syrup, to which is then added about a gill of water, and ten or twelve drops of ether, to afford prompt relief;
in very obstinate cases, the dose may require to be repeated two or three times, every twenty or thirty minutes.
In some cases charcoal may be advantageously combined with the subnitrate of bismuth as a sedative; and where a laxative action is required, rhubarb may be beneficially added to it. Bilious colic is said to have been cured by it, in doses of one drachma in two fluid ounces of burnt brandy, repeated as required.
Externally, it may be used in poultices to correct fetor of ulcers, arrest gangrene, etc., and is efficient in many cutaneous [skin] diseases. It absorbs foul gases generated in vaults, sewers, etc. It is also a useful haemostatic [agent to control bleeding], having arrested epitasis [nose bleeding] when subsulphate of iron had failed.”
NOTHING IS OFT,.. all cool about this condiment indeed.
Shiro, being of part ITALIAN descent, is no stranger to the cool and fiery CHILLI.
A favourite combo of heat and sweet… as below.
YES… a lil’ note here perhaps it seems;..
Both Chocolate and Chilli… besides starting with the same letter…
are ADDICTIVE… in the technical sense of the words therein.
Both stimulate pleasure endorphins… which… give pleasure to the partaker after the creamy chocs and not-so-chilly chilli… consumed.
Shiro sayeth… sound a bit like this thing we call LOVE.
a chilli and choco combo… is also a pain-killer.
CHILLI contains many many Vitamins, Minerals, Anti-oxidants and trace elements (click).The quantity and proportions of such may vary quite considerably somewhat,.. this only be…
cos there be… some 400+ chilli,.. varieties.
Large range of shapes, sizes and colors and so on.
The inclusion herein however, is not solely due to it’s great all round spicy health benefits and chilled good looks. There are many indeed too… of the non-culinary chilli concoctions… (click).
that can be … concocted.
A quite useful bug/insect spray can be formulated with chilli added oomph and hottiness for example. With further scientific tweaking and weaponisation… we have a CHILLI SPRAY… as effective as the renowned SPRAY OF PEPPER.
Chinese police forces also promoted the chill chilli to great heights when realised this humble hottie helped hinder the tired and sleepy… (click) and started a Community Program to promote and hand out CHILLI to drivers as encouragement.
Shiro thinks the drivers were kept awake…
just trying to figure how to put that mouth-on-fire feeling…
all out and to bed indeed.
Clever condiment cops of chongqing china.
Shiro says too… ignore above pic…
and here’s an ol’ ninja survival tip revealed.
TAKE GOOD NOTE,.. of when such non-toxic substances cause interesting topical changes. The SHINOBI of yore would… and could use them to great effect… FOR THE EFFECT indeed.
In this case for example,
a substance such as CHILLI would be powdered and then rubbed into flesh under clothing (NOT THOSE TENDER BITS…AT ALL OK !!!… but…) in such as socks and gloves to produce LEGENDARY HEATING in the chilliest of times.
With some ingenuity… such reactionary things can also be used to produce tears, sweat and so forth… if ever needed.
Just don’t get your,.. socks and…
jocks mixed up.
Hot ars as indeed.
Though unfortunately unable to be eaten quite like ORANGES…
this not so chilly heat seeker and giver,..
has 7 times as much VIT C for example.
Minerals too,… such as iron, magnesium, manganese and potassium are all chilli contained. These are oft basic and essential components for such as the cell and body fluids as well as required for their inherent anti-viral/oxidative properties towards general good health.
A noted metabolism boost occurs during regular consumption.
Has found Medical uses in such treatments of; Lung Disease, Heart Attacks, Cancer, Anti-viral/bacterial/biotic properties, Pain killer and detoxicant (click).
Within the LEGENDS of CHILLI… is this gem indeed (click).
THE CHILLI, CHILLED OR NOT…
CURBS AND CONQUERS… CASH CRAVINGS of COWBOYS.
The noted shootist anti-hero JESSE JAMES… NEVER robbed a Bank in McKinney, Texas; usa…
for a chill chilling reason indeed.
no new sheriff in town… nor judge nor jail.
This town simply… and profitably,.. hosted his favourite CHILLI eatery it seems.
Jesse,.. simply refused… to gunrun his type of business there.
Kept… a blank… slate it appears-
and with no targets in town and around… all safe…
even the open,.. Safes… also.
CHILL LEGEND in deed,.. indeed and in fact too.
The CHILLI plant is somewhat easily grown, indoors or out (click). The growing season can actually be extended by indoor placement. Most areas/regions will be able to produce fine specimens though tweaks to suit must be applied.
Pots are ok too,.. though soil replacement may need to occur more oft.
Suits perhaps,.. sub-tropical environ though adaptable too.
Related to such as the Tomato, though naturally it seems to,
prefer a hotter clime.
CHILLI. LEGEND indeed. Hot as.
COD LIVER OIL
A fish oil par excellence.
Very High levels of VITAMINS A + D as well as good levels of the Omega-3 Fatty Acids with other Vitamins such as E + K present also (click).
Many other trace Elements and Minerals found therein too, dependent on type and so forth.
Packed nutritionally with high concentration means…
ONLY LIL’ required on a regular basis.
KEEP IN MIND… OVERDOSING ON VITAMINS + co. CAN HAPPEN.
TOO MUCH… NOT ALWAYS A GOOD THING.
The World’s Northern Fishing Regions and Populace have been utilising such Oils for ages past. Eskimo, Scandinavian and the Ancient Romans too all valued it’s inherent health promoting properties.
The olden British even scraped the drums of livers clean indeed.
Vitamin uptake and/or replacement therapy obvious, other benefits have also been found in such as psoriasis and other skin issues, heart health, rheumatism and related types, measles, eye diseases and more.
Therapeutic uses are many due to the versatility/nature of oil itself.
When taken with /in foodstuffs blood sugar levels easily stabilise and also helps to avoid over-eating, by it’s stimulation of the feeling of fullness and satiety,.. as with most of the good fats.
Important to keep in mind..!?..
The Brain MUST HAVE SUCH FATS TO OPTIMISE (click).
MUST. FULLSTOP. GOT IT.?.
The anti-inflammatory actions and properties help boost neurological and cardio-vascular health (click).
Such actions in women for example, also aid the reproductive processes and hormonal stabilisation whilst aiding and promoting a lowering of pain levels especially with joints/bone pain and related issues.
Various oil components are vital too for wound healing.
Good oil therein indeed.
Shiro found in the CONDIMENT CUPBOARD… not a pretty… flower per se…
tis only… a root…
of a pretty flower that is,.. indeed.
A stunning Yellow lil’ flower, oft treated ill,..
such as a pest, a weed.
TIS NOT… pesty or weedy at all, at all in fact.
SO THESE LEGENDS SAY… of this sun’s flower with power,
… with the LEGENDARY CAT ManeNAME.
What most term WEEDS… are just unknown oft wild based Plants.
The DANDELION is a SUNFLOWER ( genus: Asteraceae ) (click).
Such as the DANDELION for example, has the difficult and unenviable task of prepping the SOIL for the micro-culture to follow. The root stock it propagates is akin to a Carrot or Ginger type.
This enables deep soil placement,.. allowing for a bio-eco community to access and develop. This community of insect, worms and so on,.. then further transform and release the soil nutrients therein…
which the Plant can then use for future propagation…
which encourages more of such life etc etc… A CYCLE OF NATURE.
Inherent the DANDELION are high amounts of VITAMINS A, B, C + D.
The (dried) leaves and roots are generally used (click) though other parts utilised at times.
Further good amounts of MINERALS present also,.. including BORON (refer earlier), calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and so on. Various other plant parts also contain tannins, volatile oils, flavonoids and more.
Traditional uses include salad ingredient, various Bitters, Beers and Alcohols, stockpots, tonics and elixirs.
Within History,.. the Chinese, Arabic and Europeans all advocate use for quite a range of dis-eases. Blood cleanser and purifier, diabetes, Immune System enhancement/support, diuretics and purging, gall-bladder, liver and kidney support and all-round detoxicant and anti-bacterial agent.
Shiro’s root of the DANDELION in the CUPBOARD of CONDIMENTS though is mainly used for it’s flavor. Being a Cigar smoker… my taste buds… are smoked.
The preference is for a myriad of flavors esp. in regards to such as Herbal Teas which can be bland at times.
Whilst enjoying Coffee… there is the LIKELY PROBABILITY OF… ADDICTION and high doses can lead to Heart issues and others etc (click). SCIENCE has noted too that an excess of uncontrolled Brain neuron firing… and mis-firing oft occurs.
This leads to the classical… tired, after the event… so to speak.
Many CONSTANT COFFEE drugAddicts feel irritable, grumpy and discomfort… without their caffeine fix indeed.
Shiro prefers a herbal concoct using any/all of the following,..
which i mix up as per my want… so one is not overly used.
COFFEE, CINNAMON, NUTMEG, ALL-SPICE, CHOCOLATE, GREEN TEA, CHILLI POWDER… + THE DANDELION… powdered ROOT thereof.
When required… a sweetener: HONEY or MOLASSES… + small amount SODA.
Stir generously and vigorously.
DANDY… DANDELION INDEED.
Within the LEGENDS… THE DANDELION is quite profuse… and pretty… and very punctual indeed (click).
Almost like clockwork and following the journey of OUR SUN…
the flowers of THE LEGENDARY DANDELION…
Noted in the LEGENDS as one of NATURE’s innate time-keepers and weather fore-casters it seems indeed.
“… The Dandelion is called the rustic oracle; it’s flowers always open about 5 a.m. and shut at 8 p.m., serving the Shepherd for a clock…”
vis ‘ The Child and Childhood in Folk-Thought ‘ by A.F.Chamberlain…
“…The Dandelion is an excellent Barometer, one of the commonest and most reliable. It is when the blooms have seeded and are in the fluffy, feathery condition that it’s Weather Prophet facilities come to the fore. In fine weather the ball extends to the full, but when rain approaches, it shuts like an umbrella. If the Weather is inclined to be showery, it keeps shut all the time, only opening when the danger from the wet is past…”
vis ‘ Camping for Boys ‘ by H.W.Gibson.
Herbal power-house, nutritious nutrients, soil adaptogen, time and weather barometer.
The heat and warmth generated will relax, increase circulation and the particular properties of the contained MINERALs will be topically applied. Many of these type WATERS contain very high amounts of various mount SALTS, SULFURS and MAGNESIUMs which are basic body essentials and requirements for general good health.
Typical too is an abundance of Calcium and/or Sodium Bicarbonate…
= the previously mentioned… SODA.
General arthritic, rheumatic, back and joint pain can all be alleviated with a water soak of MINERALs rich (click).
In turn, this may aid too,.. one’s sleeping patterns and rhythms and cycle on etc.
EPSOM SALTS is not like anodised table salt… AT ALL.
Tis a mix of,..
Magnesium, Oxygen and Sulfur.
A MINERALS MIX.
The water dissolves the mix… into ions release into the water.
Due to such high content of these particular… can be used as an oral laxative…
however BE WARY…
TASTES… NOT YUM… OK .!?
The trio of EPSOM SALTS Minerals… are involved in many many body actions. Essential too for recovery and repair after hard training and exercise. A proclivity too,.. to reduce swelling and pain levels a bonus here (click). Tips include adding to massage oil and suchlike to enhance overall actions and effects. Rub generously into joints and feet or affected areas if suitable.
Exfoliant usage noted too,.. as well as possible uses with topical sunburn treatments which would deliver HIGH MINERAL content to the healing,.. hopefully soothed… red bits.
There are several variations in the market places which should suit most requirements…
The AustralianWINTER just gone, seemed/seems to linger a little longer than usual.Though technically now some 2-3 weeks into SPRING; the last week saw some still heavy rains and windy days prevailing.
Even today (sept.21)-a very mild day, slightly cool and overcast…
with possible showers…(update=light showers whilst i type…).
Admittedly, when the SUN was/is out…it is SHINY.
TIME FOR A SUMMARY OF SHIRO’s9WINTERSURVIVAL TIPS.
Take an idreamofninja Journey with SHIRO…
not to learn how to ‘walk like an egyptian,’…
but rather, how to SLEEP LIKE PHARAOH…
(no mummification involved, SHIRO promises).
Above is PHARAOH TUTANKHAMUN’sBED–
made entirely of GOLD and EBONY WOOD.
btw the bed DOES NOT feature a HEADBOARD…
IT IS A FOOTBOARD.
The PHARAOH was inclined to SLEEPON AN INCLINE!
WINTER NINJA SURVIVOR.
During the research and writing up of SHIRO’s last post (click) on SURVIVAL–
purely as a ‘mental exercise‘ to maintain motivation and focus;
occasional notes were taken when SURVIVAL related TIPS were being utilised.
Listed below, THENINE SURVIVAL TIPS in no particular order.
The listing contains some diversity though the intent is very apparent.
Basic WINTER HEALTH uppers, boosting immunity, metabolism, resistance etc.
INCREASINGSURVIVAL…and keeping SHIROwarm too.
The listing below shows there are many approaches to good health involving more than just medicine.Several simple ways to support a lifestyle that are not overly costly and require little adjustment to your routine approach to good health…
though you may want to adjust your bed-
THE NINE .
PHARAOH’s INCLINE BED.
PEEKING THRU PINHOLES.
HERBAL HAND, MOUTH & SOCKFULS TOO.
TIME TO SWISH OIL & BRUSH MY TEETH TONGUE.
TWO HANDS BETTER THAN ONE.
TAI CHI?…NO…SHIRO DOES NIN CHI.
HOT DRINKS,COLD DINNERS.
SILVER’s SILVER LINING.
SILVER’s SILVER LINING.
BURNS are often horrific injuries.
The body trauma requires much time to heal and the problematical nature of bandages on open healing flesh is known to all.
With the added impregnation of forms of SILVER into modern bandage types many such issues have been all but eliminated. (click)
SILVER IS A TOTALBACTERIA INFECTIONAGENT-
and appears in it’s COLLOIDAL STATE to be healthy to us inside and out whilst deadly to such intrusions/complications.
If used wisely that is…
The MAN in the photo above is REAL…
is NOTA LIVING SMURF…
however is showing ALL THE SIGNS OF…A DRUG OVERDOSE…
(a type of) SILVER BEING HIS DRUG OF CHOICE…
YES YOU TOO CAN BECOME A SMURF…
by being quite unwise and-
JUST KEEP INGESTING LARGE AMOUNTS OF (a…) SILVER…
(THE LEGEND OF THE TERM BLUEBLOOD FOR EXAMPLE (click) includes references DUE also/in part, to such as THE PRODIGIOUS USE OF SILVER CUTLERY BY THE SO CALLED ENNOBLED ELITE OF THAT HISTORICAL PERIOD…may have brought about mild SILVEROD symptoms…
ennobled they may have been though their wisdom has oft.been called into ?).
???…makes SHIRO wonder about…BLUEBEARD for example???
however…SILVER IN A PROPERLY BALANCED AND FORMULATEDCOLLOIDAL STATE DOES NOT,
CAN NOT AND WILL NOT CAUSE THIS…
THE SMURF MAN (PAUL KARASON) POISONEDHIMSELF WITH AN IONIC SILVERCHLORIDE SOLUTION…
APPARENTLY…HE EVEN PAINTED HIMSELF WITH THIS HOMEMADE GOO…
AS A MATTER OF INTEREST…
he died aged 62…heart attack,pneumonia complications etc.
The SURVIVAL TIPCONCEPT for COLLOIDAL SILVER is of its usage as an all-round purifier and healthstimulant in appropriately small doses to suit the occasion (click) (click)
Consider it as a medicine NOT a cordial or skin color adaptor.Always consult your health expert regarding such medicinal additions even if natural/herbal etc-could be allergies or contraindication issues with other medicine etc so as to understand its proper place in your healthSURVIVAL routine.
Feeling the BLUES is ok-you’ll get over it…
coloring yourself blue…not so much…
NONEED TO BE LIKE PAUL K.-
nor do you need to be blue–blooded!
NOSMURFIN AROUND WITH YOUR HEALTH SAYS SHIRO.
COLLOIDALSILVER can be fairly easy to obtain-some health shops/online stock such.
($$$ Cost wise, probably the most expensive on the list of9,
though a little goes a long way).
HOT DRINKS COLD DINNERS.
The fast warming action of hotdrinks during WINTER is always much appreciated and a definite SURVIVALTIP.
Quickly absorbed and digested, liquidwarmth can often delay/halt the chills.Anytime.
Such drinks as thin soups, herbalteas, hotchocolate and mulledwines, alcoholshots etc are used by manycultures and traditions (click). A large variety to satisfy every one shivering,wet and miserable.
A variation of such choices can be found for any age and taste.
($$$Cost wise=wide range/small outlay per serve…stove/kettle).
For those who have to venture out or work in/through such
winter conditions, a thermos can be a lifesaver too.
Now…considering the above obvious benefits of warmth…
Shiro noticed several factors which impact in non-direct ways.
(firstlydecide…IF your goal/routine is to put on weight prior/during WINTER so bodily fat% will be used to extract energy over the WINTER…IGNORE the following…SIMPLY
EAT LOTS…GET COLD…SHIVER…LOSE WEIGHT THRU FATBURNING PER NORM ETC)
However…if you wish to maintain your weight or even lessen it…eat COLDDINNERS.
METABOLISM is increased due to the fact that your stomach WARMSUP THE FOOD (slightly)…
so as to ease digestion and energy extraction…
using MORE calories to do so than per norm/warm food…
Either way will work, though increasing METABOLISM even further with some very simple dietaryadditions will be further explained below. (HERBAL HANDFULS…)
($$$Cost wise=…ingredients and stove/fridge etc)
…a COLD DINNER plate may look like this above…
…not this COLD THOUGH!
Another idea to give a BOOST to your METABOLISM in the short term…
is to FAST for a day.($$$Cost wise=drinks only)
The next meal you have will be energyextracted rather quickly.
Just ensure YOU DO NOTOVEREAT AT THIS
(FIRST) ‘ BREAK (the) FAST ‘ MEAL…a
small portion restart minimises digestive time and load-
at the same time if you continue the practice of getting your body used to smaller portions…
less weight gain to be of concern.
Upping your METABOLISM requires more frequent, more smaller MEALS. ($$$Cost wise=same/slightly less usual shopping bill).
NO…SHIRO DOES NIN CHI.
WINTERNINJATRAINING though sometimes moved indoors reveals some subtle tweaks that can easily be applied to
any physical activity or exercise routine.
The overall CONCEPT=longer, slower, stretchy training.
Training; ninja or otherwise involves stressing the body and the WINTER COLD can seriously impede bodymovement flow.Previous injuries can also stiffen up, compounding the issue.
TAICHI or YOGA type movements are ideal for such SURVIVAL.The long stretchy moves keep body warmth flowing rather than the fiery outbursts of intense activity.Same with any stretching routine…quality rather than quantity.
YOU WANT TO STAY WARM…
NOT BURN OUT AND THEN GET CHILLED or CHI(ki)LLED.
SHIRO, for example has found many MARTIAL ART forms/exercises can be simply slowed down to reproduce the effect.Simply by keeping the body flowing through such-
noforce, just body weight movement itself.
Or as the LEGEND BRUCE LEE SAID…’ BE LIKEWATER ‘…=flow…
Experiment with yourfitness routine to find what suits the occasional chill.
A slow dance to bring back warmth into LIFE.
By slowly extending the session time to offset the chill factor…
you are also acclimatising.
($$$Cost wise=a lil extra time, healthbenefits)
SHIRO does…NIN CHI…
and you?…what type of CHI do you do?
Another of the obvious WINTERsurvival tips is extra clothing.
Many choices here to suit alloccasions.
JUMPERS, JACKETS, GLOVES, BEANIES/HATS, LONG JOHNS, THERMALS, EXTRA BLANKETS and so on.
SHIRO has included it into the SURVIVAL listing as a TIP…
so you are NOT ‘overdone/overcooked‘!
Whilst training, the extra clothes can be too much warmth.
Particularly with THERMALS.
When WINTERMountain climbing/trekking etc for example LONGJOHNS are useful…
when intense activitytraining…
the extra heat generated will soon have you peeling them off…
which can be problematical in itself…
depends on where you are!
SHIRO’s suggestion for training is to layer up but only lightly more than usual…
skivvy top and tshirt etc…($$$Cost wise=small extra outlay per item).
one other SURVIVALTIP for a training clothing piece that functions efficiently is- LEGWARMERS.
YES you read it right…(sorry…for some reason…SHIRO would not sit still for the next pic…but this Babe said yep…well…said ga gooood…i think…close enough).
ninjastudents wear leg warmers…
cos in WINTERJAPAN…COTTON GIjust don’t warm up…
longjohns too warm…
( and you can take them off practically anywhere without
raising eyebrows or the local constabulary…
if and when they have raised your temp enough).WIN WIN.
TWO HANDS BETTER THAN ONE.
Another somewhat underestimated SURVIVALTIP is AMBIDEXTERITY.
In so many ways this ‘ single ‘ factor more than doubles WINTER survival chances…
in fact anySEASON.
The ability to use two+ weapons,… either hand to defend and/or counter strike,… instant replacement if one hand hurt,… can protect an innocent with one and tko attacker with other,… one hand free one hand weapon…etc etc etc…(examine the slightoverdramatisation pic below for ideas…).
and as a concept applied elsewhere…increase warmth through use of both/all limbs equally and at same time etc…inc. energy usage as a weight loss exercise inclusion…during such…get tired?…just change sides for a bit…
works on coordination, timing, balance and such factors…
(just flick out the lil bits of grass sprayed about SHIRO says)…
the benefits are many though-
($$$Cost wise=quite a bit of time/practice…and extra training weapons too…cup and lawnmower perhaps also…).
ONEidea for ninja students, is to have a full nights training session using weaker limb only…
as if their main one was injured etc…
this DOUBLE UPCONCEPT open to suggestions in many LIFE areas-
sore/injuredmain hand…write with the other.
SHIRO, online playing a comp. game which involved some strategic button/click mashing, surprised other players by consistently getting higher scores/bonuses.
when queried on it…
revealed a SIMPLE SHIROSECRETSURVIVALGAMING TIP…
SHIRO was using TWO MICE(mouses)…simple.
njoyed dat shiro did.GAMEON.
TIME TO SWISH OIL &
BRUSH MY TEETH TONGUE?
SHIRO’sINTEL on OIL SWISHING hints at a very long History (click).
The SURVIVAL TIP CONCEPT is also based on subtle effects.
Used as a natural ingredient mouth wash idea.
The OIL will clean out by washing action and leave a protective layer after.NICE.
Your particular taste and needs may also allow variety of choice.($$$Cost wise=small outlay per dose though save on mouthwash…)
Choose yourflavor so to speak…with SHIRO for example…
he likes them ALL…being a CIGAR smoker…that makes perfect sense!
To complement SHIRO’s oily flowery fresh breathe the ART of TONGUE BRUSHING was introduced (click).
Was pleasantly surprised too when SHIRO found a site that taught much about this peculiar sense organ of ours (click).Another oft. forgotten SURVIVAL TIP on dental hygiene and good health.
BRUSH AWAY them germs.
($$$Cost wise=small outlay if any & lilextra bathroom time…)
HERBAL HAND, MOUTH & SOCKFULS TOO.
Further germ action and WINTERSURVIVALTIP is to use our FOOD as a WEAPON in this WAR.
SHIRO’s SMARTWEAPONS include the bounties of NATURE.
Their particular properties are LEGEND and ALL across the GLOBE of EARTH they can be found.A stack of variety that grow across ALLSEASONS, essential for good health and SURVIVAL…Many of the SPICES for example will aid in upping METABOLISM if/when required.
($$$Cost wise=small outlay, well worth the effort and most taste YUM too).
Many are easy to grow at home, most require basic garden approaches though some exotic varieties exist.Green-thumbers and children oft.enthusiastic in communityGARDEN projects and the like. (click) (click)
SHIRO’s listing of his favorite stack of 9WINTERSURVIVALHERBS reflect his EURO.lineage and ASIATIC influence…
readily available in his locale, multi-use…food or medicine.
($$$Cost wise=small outlay, big health gain…).
HONEY-(click)-sweetener/wound protectant=dab on wound
put all ingredients into med.jar,cover with apple cider vinegar,seal.
store away from light for 30 days.
strain and use…1 tablesp.per day.(tis hot=BE WARNED)
PEEKING THRU PINHOLES.
SURVIVALCONCEPT=TIME TO FOCUS THRU VERY LIL HOLES.
Reading through many many INTEL REPORTSSHIRO oft.has had occasional issues with the fine print. Either magnifying reading glasses or PINHOLE PEEPERS do the trick.
Magnifiers enhance and enlarge whilst the PINHOLES focus-like a telescope (click).
Though taking a lil time to adjust to the vision presented the end result was good indeed.The PINHOLES actually ‘force’ you to FOCUS in some way. With just a lil experimenting the right choice can be made for particular books, plans, maps even online research.
Choice of enLARGE or FOcUS…
($$$Cost wise=small/med outlay, large variety choice…see small things…).
TO INCLINE HIS BED.
BACK TO BED WE GO…
SURVIVALCONCEPT: let gravity be thy HEALER aka slippery sloped soothing sleep.(click)
When we sleep tis about the only time we can ‘heal‘.
So as to be applied to our WINTERSURVIVALTIPS…
any that can aid or quicken healing…could well be of use.By using the NATURALFORCES of gravity and decompression to allow the circulatory system to free flow and continue to ‘work‘…whilst we SLEEP.
($$$Cost wise=small outlay…technically, just couple sized wood blocks will do…though fancy is avail…at a price.)
Another WIN WIN.
BE LIKE PHARAOH…SLEEP LIKE PHARAOH…
BE INCLINED TO INCLINE.
WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN…
SLEEP LIKE PHARAOH…
DREAM LIKE SHIRO…
OK-start with the obvious…lets get this party jumpin…then over with…
shiro suggests playinthis music in the background…, songlink to do…
go ahead- bust some moves…you KNEW it was coming!?…
go on…get it out of yoursystem…
WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN…
go on…shiro will wait…a lil…
…meanwhile in egypt…
pharaoh’s power catnap continues…on the INCLINED FUNERAL BED!?
…whilst SHIRO does wordplay…and asks-
” C’MON PHARAOH???…
YOU’RE DEAD…ALL WRAPPED UP…UNLESS YOU WANNA BE A HEALTHY MUMMY!!!
THATS A BIT OVER THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID DONT YOU SPHINX PHARAOH!!!??? ”
(…sorry just had to get those out…somehow!).
PHARAOH’s FUNERAL BED:
SO TIME TO WRAP IT UP…THIS POST NOT THE PHARAOH…
TIME FOR A EGYPTIAN CATNAP…PERCHANCE TO DREAM…
NOT INCLINED TO GO IN THE INCLINE BED ABOVE…
leave that for mummypharaohshiro says…
IDREAMOFNINJA…DO YOU HAVE A DREAM?…
INCLINED TO INCLINE LIKE A PHARAOH?…
SLEEP ON IT…DREAM ON IT…
AN ENNEAD OF MUSIC AND SOUND:survival/egypt and more, much more!-SHIRO’SCHOICE: