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  •  Have your parents ever used vinegar? (0+ / 0-)

    There is an old remedy called "honeygar", which is 2 teaspoons of cider vinegar and two of honey" (organic and local is best) that helps with a host of modern maladies like arthritis, tendinitis, and even digestive issues.
    I read about it years ago in a book called "Arthritis and Folk Medicine" by D.C. Jarvis, M.D. He had patients who were hale and hearty and the common denominator was the honeygar. So he studied it. His book is still in print and you can find it on Amazon.
    Anyway, long story short is that one of the things I remember from the book is his story about a local dairy farmer. Jarvis wanted to experiment on a cow and they farmer had one with mastitis, so he let him experiment on that one. The mastitis cleared up and the cow began giving more milk than all the other cows.
    I'm telling this from memory, but it might be worth getting a copy for your folks. Seems the cows really like the cider vinegar (don't think they need the honey).

    Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

    by MA Liberal on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 02:12:39 PM PST

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