Hi Ms. Monroe,

I’ve been unearthing lots of cool stuff in my attic as I’m retired finally and my wife and I want to eliminate as much as possible for our daughter to have to wade through some day.

I found a nice letter from you thanking me for helping to make your first appearance on the radio a success. I was the board op on a WTAG talk show you were a guest on.

At the conclusion of the show we were going to chat for a bit, but the computer running the FM (for the one and only time it ever happened go figure) decided to freak out and I had to deal with that. I do remember that you rather startled me with the few seconds we did speak.

Finding your note brought back a pleasant memory as I hope sharing this will do for you. Best wishes from a moment in time.


Nature’s Pharmacy

Allergy Season is here!

Allergy season is here, but don’t let a stuffy nose and itchy eyes keep you house bound during these warm Spring and Summer months. Nature has remedies for these!

While there are many over the counter remedies for allergies, nature has just as many with fewer side effects. To be effective, begin trying different types at least 6 weeks prior to your seasonal allergy complaints. Here are just a few that might be beneficial. Please note: always seek medical advice before trying anything new. And do not stop taking your medications without seeing your doctor first. These are suggestions and should in no way be taken as medical advice.


You won’t be shocked that garlic is a preferred source for me, I cook with it almost daily. I marry it into almost all of my vegetarian dishes, as well as use it in hot water for oncoming cold and flu. Garlic and the other herbs I will list are useful because of high concentrates of compounds such as quercitin, which is very high in anti- inflammatory. If you have allergies, adding generous amounts of these foods (onions too), to your menu can be beneficial.

Stinging Nettle

This herb has shown promise with nasal congestion, cough, chest congestion, asthma and other respiratory issues.


This lovely little herb has been shown when used as an oil, can be very effective when massaged onto hives and allergic skin reactions. However use caution if you wish to try this in tea form, as anyone with hay fever can have an adverse reaction to this plant. Chamomile is a part of the rag weed plant, and many people are allergic to this. The first time you use Chamomile watch very closely for reactions. And again check with your doctor before using any new medicines.


Many will note that fever few is wonderful at alleviating migraines, but it is also useful in treating allergies. This herb should only be used when others have failed. Pregnant and nursing women should not use fever few as it can cross into an unborn child and a mother’s milk. Again, please not, herbs are medicine. All medications you presently take should never be stopped randomly. And adding anything new to your regime should be done only with the advice of your doctor.

Wishing you all a sneeze free, breathe easy, Spring and Summer. And for any information of herbal use you can always send an email.

Love and light,

Hi Vicki, it’s me, Jane!

I wanted to thank you so much for todays session. I want to listen to it again in its entirety when I get a chance.

I thought and thought about your question about who Barbara was and your reference to Barbra Streisand. My mom’s name was Babette and they called her Babs (just like they do Barbra S).

I am sure many more things will come to mind as I listen again. I am glad you saw my beloved doggie Lily and Aunt Esther. Thank you for resolving some things about my parents.

I hope to see you again some time around the holidays.

With love,


I took your advice and finally saw a doctor. She really helped me. It has been a long journey with these health issues, let me tell you. Words do not do justice in saying how great this doctor is. She is a true healer. I am very thankful. I’m so so glad I went to see her.

She is a holistic healer. She specializes in acupuncture and herbs. After careful examination she found that the main issue (which was the most painful and I didn’t even feel it until she pressed on the area) was with my gallbladder and then pancreas followed by my liver and then other parts of my body because of a chain like reaction from not addressing my initial issue. She explained that I had great anger very deeply embedded from my childhood. And she is helping me to release all of it.

All in all I just wanted to let you know that you’re initial reading on me was correct. You were spot on with the gallbladder first and then the pancreas. You’re amazing. Thank you so much!

I appreciate you Vicki. You’re the best that I have come across with what you do. Hands down.

Thank you,

Herb of the Month: Artichoke Extract

Artichoke Extract for Cholesterol, Gas Woes (The Doctor’s Prescription For Healthy Living) Number 7
By Gary Ross, M.D.

The ancient doctors knew what modern science has confirmed: enhancing and rebalancing the body’s bile secretions is essential for the treatment of heart and vessels-as well as dyspepsia, or indigestion, including gastric acid reflux. Researchers have found as early as the middle ages that people were using this medicinal plant for liver health and its influence on bile formation.

Artichoke extract’s benefits are very powerful on cholesterol levels . At least 6 clinical studies attest to its potent balancing effects on the body’s cholesterol. In 1995 European doctors showed within two hours artichoke extract caused a significant drop in cholesterol biosynthesis in cultured human cells.

How to Obtain Artichoke Extract: Most good Health Food stores provide different brands. Enzymatic Therapy is the brand that was recommended in this article.

Smart Shoppers Tip: You might think you could eat enough fresh artichoke to satisfy your requirements daily for artichoke, but medical evidence shows that neither the fresh plant material nor isolated cynarin achieve the potency of the extract. Please consult your health care practitioner before taking any new supplements or before discontinuing any medications.

Happy July!