Thursday, July 12, 2012

Organic Gardening

My garden is doing awesome this year.  I'm growing cherry tomatoes, basil, chives, parsley, onions, crookneck squash, peppers, carrots, radishes, oregano, rosemary and strawberries.  The crookneck squash was purchased.  The rest were grown from seed.   This is the third year I've grown strawberries with little success of fruit.  If someone could tell me how to grow strawberries to produce and to keep to ants from eating them that would be great.  So unless the strawberries start producing, they will be removed at the end of this growing season.  This is the first year I've grown squash and so far they have been little problem.  The produce beautiful yellow flowers and are now starting to grow many squash.    I've already been harvesting

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Could You Have Intestinal Parasites?

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On June 26, Dr. Oz discussed intestinal worms.  I never gave it much thought until he said that 40 million Americans could have parasites or intestinal worms.  Children are particularly vulnerable since they like playing in dirt and putting their fingers in their mouth.  It gives me the creepy crawlies just thinking about the possibility of worms living in my intestines!  Ugh!  So with a little more research and watching his segment on worms, I came up with some advice for those that are now worrying if that could be why they are tired, losing weight, bloated, and have symptoms of IBS.  How do you know if you have worms and what can you do to get rid of them if you do?  Better yet, how can you prevent worms in the first place.  So here's the low down on these pesty parasites.

What are the common symptoms of parasites in humans?