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False Kisses and the Sugar Miasma

My experiences smelling high sugar levels and diabetes; the Kissing Miasma explained by Granddad; How the Pancreas works as our lie detector; Helplessness; Kriemhild’s Accusation; Movie Posters

Dear Ed,

Ever since I read a historical account of a beautiful couple in love, whose lives were torn apart by the loss of five babies and then the woman’s being diagnosed with diabetes, given codeine in higher and higher doses till  her body couldn’t handle it anymore and she went into a coma and died, followed some years later by her husband who killed himself; ever since then, memories of my encounters with diabetes around me and things my Granddad said have come back to me every now and then. Continue reading

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Pictures of Herbs in Articles

Acorus Calamus – Sweetflag – Dorota
Arnica MontanaGertjan van Noord
Ash Tree – Fraxinus Excelsior – wllcutter
Bittermelon – Momordica Charantia – istolethetv
Buddleia – Butterfly Bush – Wildlife Terry
Buddleia – Butterfly Bush Purple Flowers – Nemo’s Great Uncle
Banyan Tree – Ficus Benghalensis – Tim Rawle
Black Willow – Salix Nigra – Melissa McMasters
Black Cohosh – Cimicifuga Racemosa – BobisTravelling
Blue Cohosh – Caulophyllum Thalictroides Wacky Badger
New Jersey Tea, Red Root – Ceanothus Americana – Andrey Zharkikh
Californian Lilac, Buckthorn – Ceanothus Thyrsiflorus – npdoty
Chasteberry– Agnus Castus –Diotime1
Cinchona – Cinchona Pubescens, Quinine – Forest and Kim Starr
Cypress – Cupresses Sempervirens – Gnawme
Cypress – Cupresses Sempervirens – M. Barrison
CypripediumOrchi
Datura InnoxiaMaja Dumat
Fenugreek Seed – Trigonella foenum-graecum – Zoyachubby
FigJennifer Rafieyan
Gotu Kola

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