Hydrotherapy


What is Hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy has been very popular in America and Europe over the years, and is still widely practiced there. For those desiring further reading in this particular skill, the “Manual of Hydrotherapy and Massage” sets out each form and the steps to be used. It is written by Dr F. B. Moor and…
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Planting Ginseng


A fleshy-rooted herbaceous plant native to this country, ginseng was at one time of frequent occurrence in shady, well-drained sites in hardwood forests from Maine to Minnesota and southward to the Carolinas and Georgia. Mature ginseng plants are between ten and 20 inches high, with five-fingered leaves and small yellow green flowers that develop over…
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Bird Watching


The interest in watching birds and attracting them to the garden has grown enormously in recent years. Their beauty, song and active behavior make birds the most conspicuous form of wildlife that lives in close proximity to man. Their exuberant presence can transform the garden from a collection of plants into a lively community of…
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Adrenal System


The urinary system is a complex one serving to eliminate from the body unwanted by-products of tissue metabolism. But in addition, and probably more importantly, it exerts an astounding effect on the whole body aimed at preserving what is called “homeostasis.” This means “constancy of the internal environment.” In short, it is involved with keeping…
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Facts About Ash Trees


Ash trees are 70 species of deciduous trees that grow through much of northern Eurasia and North America. Ash trees are among the most beautiful of all trees and are prized for their wood. It was once used to make oars and handles for axes and tennis rackets and for skis. The tallest of all…
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Bible Study Deuteronomy


Author: Moses Date: c. 1400 B.C. or c. 1200 B.C. Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Pentateuch. It is something of a bridge between the earlier events of Israel’s (and the whole world’s) existence, and what follows after Israel’s entrance into the promised land of Canaan. As such, it looks in two directions. It…
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Symbiosis Facts


Living things that feed off other living things are called parasites. Living things that depend on each other to live are called symbiotic. Many tropical rainforest trees have a symbiotic relationship with fungi on their roots. The fungi get energy from the trees and in return give the trees phosphorus and other nutrients. A phyte…
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How to Handle a Bird


Catching and Handling Remove all obstacles from the cage (perches, drinking bowls, feeding bowls, etc. When catching a bird inside a cage the main point to remember is that they are all very frail, especially the smaller ones. It is important that your hand closes right around the body of the bird, including the wings….
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Planting Grapes


Grapes are frequently prized fruit producing plants in the home garden. They need room in which to grow; they need annual and heavy pruning if they are to produce many fruits; they need spraying and fertilizing. In most areas, home-grown grapes are not difficult to grow, but they do need some sort of trellis or…
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Bible Culture


The word culture refers to the ideas, customs, skills, arts, etc., of a particular group of people at a particular time. We begin having our society’s culture instilled in us from infancy onward, first of all, by the family into which we are born or adopted. This process of acculturation continues as we are exposed…
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Facts About the Human Arm


The arm is made from three long bones, linked by a hinge joint at the elbow. The two bones of the lower arm are the radius and the ulna. The radius supports the thumb side of the wrist. The ulnar supports the outside of the wrist. The wrist is one of the best places to…
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The Story of Elijah


I Kings 16:29-33; 17:1; 18:19-36 There once was a prophet named Elijah. A prophet is someone chosen by God to speak His words. A prophet’s message is meant to bring people closer to God but they must be willing to listen. Elijah lived in a time much later than King Solomon. While Elijah was alive…
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How to Buy Plants


Once you have established what plants will thrive in the conditions in your garden, you can prepare to make your selection with confidence. Plants are living, perishable things, and supplies will often fluctuate widely according to season and what the commercial growers decide to market. The condition of the plants is also never certain, though…
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Pregnancy and Diabetes


Diabetes is a condition characterized by a high level of sugar, or glucose the blood. Diabetes that occurs only in pregnancy is known as gestational betel. During pregnancy, hormones cause the woman’s insulin to be effective at metabolizing glucose. The resulting high blood sugar can lead complications in both the woman and baby. The condition…
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Sore Ears


Thanks for that detailed description of the ENT system. Now, what are some of the things that go wrong there? I’m sure there must be many. What about sore ears to start with? An excellent starting point, for children often suffer from sore ears. I am afraid many of these are self-inflicted, for so many…
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Colon Cancer


What is Colon Cancer? “Carcinoma of the colon and rectum causes more deaths than any other form of cancer.” There is a striking geographical distribution. For example, it occurs at the rate of 45 per 100,000 of the male population in the United States; 25 in Great Britain and six in Japan. The majority of…
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Mary and Joseph Bible Story


Luke 1:26-38 The Jews knew that someday God would send a Messiah and He would bring God close to His people. This Messiah was Jesus. He came to earth as a baby and became the Savior of the world. Jesus’ mother was a girl named Mary. One morning she woke up to a bright light….
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Cold Sores


What are Cold Sores? Cold sores have nothing to with either cold weather or the common cold. In recent years we have learnt about this strange virus-caused disorder. The oral region is the most common place. But it can also infect the vaginal area and the outer parts of the vulva. Sometimes the upper parts…
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