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    Sick doggy

    Sending all good thoughts to you and Luna. You sound like me, I always sleep on the floor when my doggies are sick. I hope Luna's gut starts working normally, and you get some rest. It's exhausting when taking care of AND worrying about a sick pet. If only they could talk!
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    Coronavirus

    The only problem with being a fence sitter is that eventually the virus will find you, even if you presently live in a low risk area. It is all over the world, and we are a global community these days. Since the common cold is a coronavirus, you can bet that Covid-19 will be here in some form...
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    Coronavirus

    This is really spot-on and touching, Susie. My mother committed suicide, it is very difficult to come to terms with a loved one's death that angers you while you also feel bereft that they are gone. How do you resolve anger when there is no longer anyone there to be angry with? I also feel...
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    Coronavirus

    Great comment! Unfortunately, families and other nonmedical people are contributing to misinformation through ignorance about what has caused death in a lot of people. A large number of people will die every day, regardless of Covid-19 vaccines. That does not mean all deaths of people who...
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    The Search for an Anti-Acne Soap

    Oh, yes, I forgot about changing my pillowcase often. I sleep on each side only 2 nights, then I change it. I think that must make a difference since whatever organism is creating the problem is all over that pillowcase. Good catch!
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    Coronavirus

    I think this case is extraordinarily weak, and we are in the middle of this pandemic, so I think it is premature to come to any conclusions about vaccines and causation. If the algorithm person is the basis for the suit, then I give them a big raspberry. Even if they get access to all records...
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    Coronavirus

    Sorry, @AliOop if I sounded snarky. I don't mean to be. It's just that all the misinformation really drives me to distraction. I really did not find anything in their assertions that would cause alarm. A lot of misinformation about many things comes from correlation rather than causation...
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    Coronavirus

    I skipped straight to the part about underreported deaths. Their allegation that everyone who dies within 3 days of receiving a vaccine is ridiculous. Think about it. That's like saying everyone who took an aspirin within the last 3 days died because they took an aspirin. Any algorithm based...
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    The Search for an Anti-Acne Soap

    I know I wrote this in another thread, but I am going to repeat it here. I am 70 years old with sensitive dry skin, and about 2-3 years ago, I developed cystic acne around my mouth, chin, nose. It is called perioral acne. It preceded the pandemic by several months, so it wasn't caused by...
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    Are there solvent traces left in Rice Bran oil after extraction?

    My understanding is that all oils (cooking or otherwise) are either pure through "first press" or extracted by further pressing and the use of solvents, usually hexane. "First press" cooking oils have no solvents in them, all others are solvent extracted, i.e., refined. I came by this...
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    Water kefir?

    Thanks, I will!
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    Soaping with rice oil

    Those of you who are interested in other people's experiences with RBO need to look for the other RBO threads. This has been discussed extensively. I know several of us have had great outcomes with RBO soaps. Dawni and I certainly have. I have an 80% RBO soap that is over 2 years old without...
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    Water kefir?

    I made water kefir for quite a while for my DIL. I thought it was the most vile thing I had ever made. I ended up using excess kefir in things that masked the smell and taste. When she didn't want it anymore, I stopped. The only ferments that I enjoy are fermented veggies, yogurt, and yogurt...
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    Working with Petroleum Jelly

    I have not heard of slugging, but it actually looks like something a lot of us have been doing for a long time. I don't generally use Aquaphor or Vaseline on my face unless I have problems in the winter with extremely dry skin, but I use it a lot on my lips and body. The skin on my body is...
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    Working with Petroleum Jelly

    My favorite OTC lip balm became unusable for me when SPF was added. SPF formulations really dry my lips. And I have never had a sunburn on my lips, so I am not concerned about that. I have sunburned my very fair face, but never my lips.
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    Working with Petroleum Jelly

    Petroleum jelly is recommended by dermatologists because it is so effective as an occlusive and because it is non-comedogenic. Actually the petroleum molecule is too large to get into pores; that is what makes it occlusive and non-comedogenic. It is not recommended for use on the face for...
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    Breaking out like crazy

    I just turned 70 this year, and over the past 2 years I had horrible perioral acne that also included my nose. By horrible acne, I mean cystic acne on my chin, around my mouth, and on my nose that would never clear. It was strange because I have never had acne, and at my age, I was really...
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    Thoughts on a “certain soap franchise” in the US

    There are 2 franchises of Buff City Soap in my metropolitian area. They have flourished during the pandemic by capitalizing on the need for washing your hands, especially with their soap. They run a lot of commercials around here on TV. I have not used a bar of their soap, nor gone to one of...
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    Hello again....

    Welcome back, Lindy!!!
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    Deep Cleansing Oil

    If you actually want to try and dupe this, this list of actual ingredients might be more helpful. Ingredients: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil*, Argania Spinsosa (Argan) Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosa Mosqueta (Rose) Hip Oil*, Persea...
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