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I Blog The Body Electric

I am a big fan of the old Twilight Zone Television series. There's this one episode you may remember. It's called, "I Sing The Body Electric." In this episode, three children lose their mother to some illness, and in an effort to fill the void that she left behind, their father decides to get a robot modeled after a kindly older woman. "Grandma" is not just any robot. She is actually capable of love. The three children reach adulthood under electric Grandma's tender loving care, and at the end of the story, just before they all go off to college, Grandma explains that her job is done, and so she will be heading back to the factory to be recycled. The kids thank her for everything and that's pretty much it. There are no tears when faced with the knowledge that they will be losing their dear Grandma. Unlike their real mother, who died, Grandma can never die. She will live on with different body parts, and be sent to another family to help raise those …

Recipe for Sinus Soup

We generally don't post many recipes on this site (come to think of it, this is the first). But with bitter cold weather gripping the globe, I thought it would be apropos to share a recipe my doctor gave me for an all-natural tea to heal sinus conditions (although I like to think of it more as soup). I like to give credit where credit is due, so this recipe comes from Dr. Brian Walsh. I am not sure if he created it or obtained it from somewhere else. Nevertheless, here it is:

Ingredients
1 Tbsp Fresh Crushed Garlic
1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger, peeled and grated
1 Cup Boiling Water
1 Tsp Honey
1/2 Lemon
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper (optional)

Directions

Add garlic, ginger, and (optional) cayenne pepper to 1 cup boiling water. Cover and steep 10 mins. Remove cover and add 1 tsp honey and the juice of half a lemon. Serve in a teacup or bowl and eat as much of the garlic and ginger as you possibly can.

Does it work?
I have been working with Dr. Walsh since September 30 on a treatment known as "…