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Don't Eat that Dreck!

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Eat Pure Foods for Good Health

Having avoided eating both fish and the bottom-feeders known as "shellfish" all my life, and known many people to have been poisoned by them, I'm happy to report that my instinct was good. Shellfish contain domoic acid, which is responsible for kidney damage in humans as well as in sea-creatures who live on them. Domoic acid from shellfish is also known to cause a brain-condition known as amnesic shellfish poisoning. On my page, "Elegant Health", there are several articles about the dangers of fish and seafood. Here is an instructive report from February, 2014:

‘Safe’ levels of neurotoxin found in seafood may cause kidney damage

By Loren Grush Published February 07, 2014 FoxNews


Posted on January 27, 2015 at 8:30 AM

You must understand the enemy in order to thwart him. Mice can wreck your life in an otherwise desirable house or apartment. Here is an excellent tutorial on what motivates mice, and preventing an insalubrious infestation, by my good neighbour in Victoria, B.C., Steffani Cameron: Six Tips for Mouse-Proofing Your House

An Additional Tip:

Get a cat, but make sure that you keep the dry cat-food in plastic buckets with a tight lids.

Cats are cheap to keep, and will rid your home of dangerous, unhealthy vermin.

They are also calm and beautiful to look at, while being good companions.

Domestic felines are good company for humans, but once they are living inside one's home, mice are apt to avoid your place like the plague that vermin are famous for spreading.

Cats are elegant and clean--the perfect house-pets!


©M-J de Mesterton 2011


Warmth and Safety for Feet

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 6:25 PM

The Dangerous Swine Flu Vaccine

Posted on August 5, 2009 at 9:55 AM

Read about the potentially deadly inoculation on Elegant Survival News.