Recognize the Poison Ivy Plant The old a

Recognize the Poison Ivy Plant
The old adage, “leaves of three, let them be,” is helpful to identify poison ivy and poison oak, but poison sumac grows with seven to 13 leaves on a stem.5 However, depending upon your geographic location, species of the plant and the local environment, even the poison ivy plant may look different.
To reduce your chances of coming into contact with the plant, learn how to identify local varieties and differentiate them from other similar looking plants. You may try speaking with your local garden shop, or using online sites such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service,6 or the National Audubon Society Native Plants Database.
The eastern poison ivy plant (Toxicodendron radicans), typically has small hairs on the leaves and grows on rope-like vines that may grow up a tree or along the ground.8 They have three shiny, green leaves that turn red in the fall. Despite turning color in the fall, the leaves still contain the oil that causes the rash.
On the other hand, western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii), grows as a low shrub with three leaves and does not climb. The eastern species rarely grows west of mid-Kansas, while the western variety populates most states, except the southeastern U.S;9 either species of poison ivy may have white or yellow flowers and produce green-yellow or amber colored berries.
By Dr. Mercola

Two years ago I fell down a flight of st

Two years ago I fell down a flight of stairs and who knew my life would change so drastically. I went from being a 32 year old newly married very active woman to a person I never thought I would be.
I was in so much pain I could not lay down, sit, stand, walk or do any activity I once took for granted. I went to every kind of doctor and specialist in New Jersey to no avail. The only answers I got were: take this pill, it will make the pain more bearable. Then last but not least I was told I had fibromyalgia and of course we all know that’s what “they” tell you when “they” have no clue what’s wrong with you.
I was so distraught that I was put on antidepressants. Being the stubborn person that I am I refused to believe I was going to be like this the rest of my life. Who knew that by changing jobs it would change my life! I was referred to Dr. Horning by my boss almost two months ago. I decided March 14, 2005 was going to be the first day of the rest of my life.
Today is March 25, 2005 I have not felt this good in 2 years. I was afraid of Chiropractic most of my life but after only 6 treatments with Dr. Horning I went out and bought a pair of sneakers today. That may seem silly to some but to my husband, my family, and me it was the most exciting day in a long time.
I am officially going off all medications and I owe it all to Dr. Horning and his “magic hands”. Just in case my boss reads this, Eric B. thank you for being so great and thank you for finding Dr. Horning. I hope this shows you just how much you are appreciated.
Thank you Horning Chiropractic Center for giving me back my life!!
Vanessa W.

Uses of German Chamomile Oil German cham

Uses of German Chamomile Oil
German chamomile oil is broadly used in the cosmetic industry, especially in formulations designed to improve dry, inflamed or irritated skin. It is also added in shampoos and conditioners. Other practical uses of German chamomile oil include:
• Hair moisturizer — Blend two drops of German chamomile oil, rosemary oil, and lavender oil with 4 tablespoons of sweet almond oil. Massage it onto your hair and scalp once a week. For best results, leave it on overnight.
• Moisturizing skin mist — To make your own natural skin mist, blend two drops of German chamomile oil, two drops of lavender oil, one drop of rose otto oil and 4 ounces of purified water in a ready-to-spray bottle. This natural moisturizing mist will surely be handy for your sunbathing sessions.
• May help relieve migraine — Moisten a towel with cool water and add a few drops of German chamomile oil. Place the damp cloth on your forehead, close your eyes and relax.
• May provide relief from joint pain or tense, stiff and cramping muscles —Blend 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil and two drops of German chamomile oil and rosemary oil. Massage this blend onto the affected areas to ease up the tensed muscles and increase circulation.
• Skin toner — German chamomile oil has astringent properties, which makes it ideal for pore-cleansing treatment. Simply add the essential oil to your own homemade facial cleanser and apply using cotton balls.
By Dr. Mercola

Thank you I fell down a set of steps and

Thank you
I fell down a set of steps and a week later was in so much pain on my right side (ribs, leg) that my husband took me to the ER.
They x-rayed me for fractured ribs, gall bladder, kidneys, heart, etc. Nothing but extreme pain. Eight hours later and 3 prescriptions for pain and inflammation. One week later, still in excessive pain, I couldn’t take a deep breath, cough, sleep, sit up, lay down or just everyday moving.
I couldn’t even lift a gallon of milk or turn the ignition of my car on with my right hand, etc… the medicine wouldn’t even let me think straight.
I called Dr. Horning (who I go to for monthly adjustments) and asked if he could help me. Of course, he said to come right in. He checked me out and said he was steering toward my ribs still. He sent me for more x-rays because sometimes it takes a while for fractured ribs to show up. I stopped the medicines.
He started treatment on me every other day. I started feeling better after a couple of adjustments. Every day I could actually move and breathe better.
By the end of 1 week of treatment, I was sleeping, breathing, and moving without pain.
Thank you Dr. Horning
Shirley I.