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September 15, 2017

Health Benefits of Olives and Olive Oil… more research!

From this lady with the great Mediterranean Diet recipes:-)

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Olive Oil and Brain Cancer

Read carefully, because there is a laugh here….

August 2, 2016

Head Lice – Consumer Reports

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The newest (September, 2016) issue of Consumer Reports has an article on head lice warning of the dangers of using the most common products either prescribed by medical doctors or available over the counter at the usual places. I thought it important enough that I will share the highlights real quick and let you know what a Google search of natural remedies provides.

What Not To Do

NIX is a creme rinse that contains permethrin. Don’t take it.

RID is a shampoo containing a related ingredient: pyrethrum. Don’t take that.

And any shampoo containing lindane (a neurotoxin and carcinogen known to cause seizures and death), well… Don’t take that either!

What To Do

Consumer Reports recommended combing the lice out of the hair after lubing it up with either conditioner or (their recommendation) olive oil. They recommended you wipe the comb on a paper towel and look for lice; do that daily until you see no live lice. Then do it again every few days for a month.

I don’t know anything about it but that sounds good to me. What I found when searching “head lice, natural remedies” is right in line with Consumer Reports recommendation, with the addition of an ingredient that lice probably don’t like too much: Tea Tree Oil. That information is below. It is what I would do if it were me.

And good luck!

Home Remedies for Head Lice | Top 10 Home Remedies

6. Tree Tea Oil. Mix together one teaspoon of tea tree oil, one ounce of natural shampoo and three tablespoons of coconut or olive oil. Apply the solution gently throughout your hair and cover your headwith a shower cap or towel. Finally, comb through your hair while it is still wet to remove the dead lice.

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