Teenage Violence. Part 5


And ethanol:

The intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors; used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel. Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University (more…)

Teenage Violence. Part 4


Did you know that an average of five percent sugar is added to cigarettes? Air curing takes about three months and only traces of natural sugars are left in the tobacco, so more is added. In flue curing (which of course is faster), fires are set outside the barn and the heat is led via iron pipes or flues into the building in which the tobacco is hung fresh from the fields. Since the temperatures reach up to 170 degrees, this process speeds the cure. (more…)

Teenage Violence. Part 3


Sugar comes in many disguises. It is a simple carbohydrate and may be called glucose, dextrose, fructose, maltose, lactose, corn syrup, honey, molasses, barley malt, cane and beet juice, date sugar and the latest, evaporated cane juice. (more…)

Teenage Violence. Part 2


I had an acquaintance recently tell me that his son ruined his DVD player by sticking coins into it. My question here is: How does his two-year-old child have access to coins and to his DVD player? My question to him was: “So, who runs your household?” His answer: “My children.” They are two and seven years old. (more…)

Teenage Violence. Part 1


Recently there has been a spate of teenage violence in and around the nation’s schools. Are guns and their availability really the cause or are they the symptom? Is there another answer outside of gun control?

A few months ago in an area near Glendale, California, two teenage boys were killed in an alleged “drug deal gone bad” — one with a rock. There were no guns involved. What is the cause of this anger and hostility perpetrated by our nation’s youth? (more…)

Specific Scents For Specific Problems


What about all those treatments for specific problems that an aromatherapist can offer? What about the books full of formulas that are supposed to cure specific ailments? You know, the ones that say, ‘Sniff 8 drops of this for a cold, or 12 drops of that in your bath to relieve stress.’ Is there truth in all of this? If the truth be known, medical science has only just begun to unravel the many reasons for the use of essential oils and Aromatherapy treatments. (more…)

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