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Native American Culture: Bolo Tie, bolo tie, handmade work
bolo tie, handmade work, silver tips: This is Navajo handmade work. The turquoise is Bisbee, from the mine of the same name in Arizona. If you are interested in the maker s name, I may be able to figure it out and estimate value from a nice clean shot of any markings on the reverse side such as...

Native American Culture: Bolo Tie, bolo tie, silversmiths
bolo tie, silversmiths, reference work: I can find no reference work or notes that contain that hallmark. The clasp is a standard manufactured finding available in jeweler s supply shops all over the Southwest. The work appears to be Navajo, as I told you, but there are approximately 10-20K Navajo...

Native American Culture: Owl pottery figure, santa clara pueblo, native american culture
santa clara pueblo, native american culture, pueblo pottery: Both Pueblos use both techniques and lately, so do Jemez and Cohiti potters as well -- it is just very unusual for a Pueblo pottery figure of that kind of cost level to have no identifying signature at all. Pottery following Maria Martinez and others (since...

Native American Culture: Algonquian people, different tribes, southern new england
different tribes, southern new england, wampanoag: Dear Dan Thank you for your question. No, Algonquian people (which includes many different tribes) have not vanished. They have changed dramatically over the centuries. In my own region of southern New England, there are descendants of the Wampanoag,...

Native American Culture: Hallmark question, burnsides, silver forum
burnsides, silver forum, hallmark: Peggy; Show me the front, too, to help narrow down the field. This particular mark I have not found in our references or notes, but you may find help on the Silver Forum on Facebook: a href= http://tinyurl.com/l22dozo target= _blank http://tinyurl.com/l22dozo...

Native American Culture: Hallmark question, cochiti pueblo, palace of the governors
cochiti pueblo, palace of the governors, santafe: These tooled barrel beads were bench-made by several silver bench shops as findings for sale to many artists. The makers were probably Navajo or from Cochiti Pueblo. The stamp is a standard stamp available over the counter at every jewelers supply. You should...

Native American Culture: Identifying hallmarks, gallup area, hallmarks
gallup area, hallmarks, zuni: The bolo seems to be stamped JC Navajo, so it would probably be Jessie Claw, from the Gallup area, but there is also a Calavaza from Zuni that used JC for a while, so it would help to see the work. Initial Hallmarks alone are often not enough to identify,...

Native American Culture: Native American Jewelry Hallmarks, native american jewelry, google images
native american jewelry, google images, native american culture: Foster may be a son. Francis was the first to combine the Y and the F. I m not familiar with Foster, so you may be on to something. Hallmarks have a habit of moving along through family lines, and are often shared. Hope this helps. I also see that there is...

Native American Culture: ? taos nn pottery?, northern pueblos, bean pots
northern pueblos, bean pots, heartline: I ve never seen a fetish-style bear with a heartline figured as a handle before, but it s certainly possible. The micaceous clay is indigenous to New Mexico, and many of the Northern Pueblos use it to make cookware. We own several bean pots from Picuris Pueblo...

Native American Culture: Help IDing Beadwork Purses, plains tradition, thunderbird lodge
plains tradition, thunderbird lodge, change purse: Susan, there is always a problem of determining authenticity with beadwork. Many hobbyists and non-Indian craftspeople do both stitched and loomed beadwork. I m not familiar with three of them at all, the ones using looped beading and metallic bead, so I can;t...

Native American Culture: Native American Moccasin, native american culture, clay beads
native american culture, clay beads, stone beads: From the beadwork design, which is multi-ethnic, I would place there in Minnesota, or possibly Montana. The wear shown is typical for dance mocassins, so that is probably what you have, although the use of the swastika design is unusual for Northern Woodlands...

Native American Culture: Native American Pottery, native american pottery, sun symbols
native american pottery, sun symbols, morning prayers: She picked up a nice piece, Mark. This is certainly the work of a Keresan potter, from San Felipe, Santa Ana or Santo Domingo Pueblo. Typically the vessels made with the steps are used as storage vessels for prayer cornmeal or pollen, which is stored near...

Native American Culture: Question
Dear Hans Thank you for your question. Not sure if it can be translated. Translatability between 2 vastly different languages is a deep philo-linguistic problem. Why? Your description of Carpe Diem maps into so many areas of Indian life that no...

Native American Culture: Austin Garcia earrings
The Garcias we have purchased from are either from Santo Domingo Puebloo (Kewa) or are Navajo from Western NM. This piece looks exactly like work that was Navajo made in the Gallup, NM area dating to the late 1980s to late 1990s or more recent. The inlay and...

Native American Culture: earring information
These are assembled from findings pieces, probably made by Albuquerque Jewelry manufacturer SunWest silver. They may be Navajo, Pueblo or even Zuni assembled, as they are bench-made. You should have little trouble locating another pair if you try Palms Traders...

Native American Culture: Austin Garcia earrings
Native American Culture: Austin Garcia earrings

Native American Culture: identifying sterling feather hallmark
It looks like Navajo work, but having gone through six volumes of mark references, I can t seem to find the artist s mark. It may be either a feather or a leaf.The inlay is Spondylous Shell (Spiny Oyster) and turquoise. Those are two materials used a very...

Native American Culture: Native American Hallmark
They are very interesting because at first glance, they appear to be Santo Domingo (Kewa) slab earrings, but the solid silver back is something we ve never seen from that Pueblo. There was one family that used to put a silver rim around a slab earring, but...

Native American Culture: Stone tool??
It, to my eyes at least, is a stone axe. It may actually predate the use of arrow points. It would be a good idea to photographically document where you recovered it, then contact the anthropology department of whichever college is closest for their corroboration....

Native American Culture: Friendship within Native Amercians
I applaud your decision to want to bring some Native tradition into play in your documentary. Any overview of North American culture, in order to accurately express the varieties of experience that have informed the present should include it. When you mention...

Native American Culture: Identifying rings and earrings-message 2
Yes, this is indeed a Navajo-made ring dating back to the early 1960s. It follows the design of several silversmiths active at the time around Gallup, New Mexico and uses CArico Lake turquoise from Nevada/ There seems to be a scratched or engraved mark on...

Native American Culture: Identifying rings and earrings
Yes, the earrings are Navajo made, from the Gallup New Mexico area and were probably made by a member of the Johnson family of silversmiths. The stone is Variscite and the style of the work dates them to late 1970s through mid 1980s. The large, Platero-style...

Native American Culture: Looking for a picture
While we re not fluent in Cherokee, we have compiled a collection of Native symbols from the Southwest and have included the Cherokee syllabary (alphabet. For specific information you may find that contacting the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Cultural Affairs...

Native American Culture: Identifying another pair of earrings
These are a very popular form of tooled earring. They were seen first in the early 1950s and continue on today. Since they are usually unsigned due to space considerations and becasue the metal used is usually a thin gauge to keep costs down, it s hard to...

Native American Culture: Mohave Turquoise and Gaspeite Ring
The style and the stones used make it fairly easy to date the work. Since I am unable to actually see the hallmark in the supplied image, since it is less that an inch tall, I can t really say who made it, but I can tell you that Gaspeite, also known as Mohave...

Native American Culture: Internet Sleuth
These examples are manufactured jewelry items. The length of the individual sterling tube beads indicates that these were imported items, so narrowing them down to region is difficult as they were sold, during the 1980s and 1990s all over the USA. Sorry. Wish...

Native American Culture: Intimacy & Kissing among early American Indians
The proper forked tree for the Sundance would have doubtlessly been a Cottonwood, which are know to draw lightning strikes and live. Courting, is still very similar, in that the initial approach is through an elder female of the intended s family. Even her...

Native American Culture: Brooch: Dragonfly / Flying Fish?
The style and execution of the work could conceivably be Southwestern American Indian work, as the subject, the Dragonfly, is a powerful Spring symbol among the Pueblo People and the Zuni and Hopi, but without any marking it would be very hard to prove unless...

Native American Culture: Anthony Chee picture
I can t really make a complete judgment on the exact nature of the printing process used to reproduce the original work here, from the images provided, but it seems to be a stone lithograph of an ink/wash drawing. For valuation you would need to contact an...

Native American Culture: My bachelor thesis
Tom; I m not quoteable as an expert on the legal issues of tribal law or the drive for establishing American Indian Casinos. I do know that most traditional Indian cultures here have engaged in gambling as all cultures worldwide have. Beginning in the 1960s,...

Native American Culture: David Seger acrylic painting
While I am not familiar with David Seger, the painting resembles what is called the Gallup School of Realism. It is often painted by Navajo artists and usually depicts the art objects of Navajo craftsmen and women. The style began back in the 1970s and continues...

Native American Culture: Early Native American Polychrome jar
We re prety familiar with Hopi work, from the Sityatki period to the present, and while the decoration has some similarity, the necked form wasn t used by the Hopi or ther neighbors in the Pueblos and Zuni. Overall, I d say the pot is from the Mexican Maricopa...

Native American Culture: ID & info on silversmith
Native American Culture: ID & info on silversmith

Native American Culture: ID & info on silversmith
It would help if you could send me images of the hallmark (close-up and sharp and the overall work, in a follow-up question. Anyone can use a stamp to sign work, even non-Indian silversmiths. I haven t heard of this hallmark, WASGO 55 or seen the work, but...

Native American Culture: Identification
It s hard to say. You asked about design, and the overall design is somewhat reminiscent some Creek outfits, but the use of the big pony sized beads is not typical of reservation era dress. It looks more like Cajun Mardi-Gras dressing. You should approach...

Native American Culture: Native American Dolls
Toy dolls are not a big area of our expertise, but all three seem to be Native work. The left most is a stitched reservation period child s doll depicting a Navajo man and probably dates from the 1930s or 1940s. The middle doll is Northern Plains and may...

Native American Culture: Rug with Navajo design
Joyce -- I believe that this weaving is an Indian (East/Asian) Dhurrie, which is a tribal product coming form a very similar technology level except the looms used by the Indian weavers are horizontal, treadle looms. If you could get a daylight shot, close-up,...

Native American Culture: Sand Painting
Quite a number of younger Navajo haathaliis in training (ceremonial singers) have been selling fixed sand practice sandpainting images on board or masonite since the late 1940s. Many of those who produce these are from four or five Navajo chapters near the...

Native American Culture: Hoping you can help.
I d be happy to take a look at your jewelry. For each item, I ll need several sharply focused images of each item showing the overall design, as well as close-ups of the individual details and the back for any markings. You can upload them here as follow-up...

Native American Culture: Mulatto familys in the 1800s Census and connection to Native American groups in the Carolinas
Southeastern Geneology is not my real area of knowledge, but from the areas you describe, you are probably speaking of a possible Cherokee ancestry. The Cherokee ran a large trade empire stretching from the Mountains of North Carolina, South into Georgia and...

Native American Culture: Pic for my question...oops
Great shots, Maggie! The stone actually is called Dinosaur Bone. We ve seen it in a couple of densities and colors over the years. I m not sure what it actually is, gemologically, but probably some kind of Jasper. The Wyoming/Yellowstone connection is interesting,...

Native American Culture: Question on vintage/antique? item
While a real appraisal would require an appraiser with local knowledge for the specific cultures, I believe this is vintage dance regalia from one of the the Ohio River Valley cultures down into Kentucky to Tennessee. It would be worth it to find a dealer...

Native American Culture: Blackfoot Religion
Andrea, I won t be able to give you a definitive answer in pure terms of Blackfoot belief structure, but I can cast some light on general religious feeling throughout the Northern Plains. First tenet is that All Life Is Sacred. All of Creation is an embodiment...

Native American Culture: metal stamped plates
They appear to be either old copper or brass, but I am not familiar with the stamping work as being exclusive to any Native tribal arts traditions. I ve seen such work come even from Middle Eastern sources. As far as care, to make sure of the metal, on the...

Native American Culture: Native doll
The face seems to be made from moulded plastic with painted features. It is clearly the product of a handicrafter, but the ethnicity of the maker, or even the intended connection with any traditional American Indian culture is anyone s guess. Sorry I had no...

Native American Culture: origin of these beads
These appear to be of Northern African tribal tradition, possibly Bedouin, although they might also be West African. They are not made in any North American Indian tribal arts tradition that we re familiar with. There are tribal items from all over the world...

Native American Culture: Arrow point?
It s definitely some kind of hand knapped tool made of flint/chert. I don;t see any damage tot he edges, which is a bit unusual for anything of that age. It could have been made thousands of years ago or more recently, right up to the advent of metal tools...

Native American Culture: Crystal stones with images
I can t even begin to guess what these might be without detailed, well-lit images. Also, what were the situation of the find, were they dug? Did they come from an enclosure or hoard? Were there any other items found nearby and why do you think they may be...

Native American Culture: Unique Native American Teepee
This painting seems to depict an artist s conception of making a camp somewhere along the Great Lakes. It is a combination of different traditions, however as the cultures that utilized the raised bow, birch bark covered canoes, did not build tipi lodges,...

Native American Culture: wooden purse, bows and arrows
This looks like it may have been a collections box, for a church or possible a stage coach. Is there a reason you feel it is some kind of Indian made item? It also may have had some trading post use, but I am not familiar with any traditional American Indian...

Native American Culture: Aripeka FL pottery shards
Sounds like a very interesting bit of research. A more typical way the inside gets darker is from smoke in the firing darkening the clay as the inside temps are cooler than the outside of the pot, and also, if it was actually used in food prep, the food would...

Native American Culture: Adeeseeama, genealogy message board, tsalagi
genealogy message board, tsalagi, lenape: Wow Doug, this has me stumped also. I am more familiar with the Lakota and Lenape languages. The word ama is Tsalagi (Cherokee) for water. Beyond that I have wracked my brain and checked all my resources to no avail. Sorry. Here s a genealogy message...

Native American Culture: Aganstata, cherokee name, oconostota
cherokee name, oconostota, phonetic interpretation: Trey, First, Cunne Shote is another name for Aganstata, which is a anglo-phonetic interpretation of Oconostota. Oconostota (ca. 1710-1783) was the Warrior of Chota and the war chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1775 to 1780. On the flag of Nashville, Tennessee,...

Native American Culture: American Indian Migration to the United States, indigenous peoples, revolutionary war
indigenous peoples, revolutionary war, migrations: Hey Jacob, I d like to direct you to an article I found interesting: http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/16776732.htm The only movements I know of that occurred after the Revolutionary War were of tribes being forced west, then onto...

Native American Culture: American Indian tribes, native american tribes, american indian tribes
native american tribes, american indian tribes, home areas: hello Keith. There are many sites on the internet that can give you information such as this. Also a library usually has books on Native Americans that you can access. Go on the net and type in Native Americans-origins. You can also access the net by typing...

Native American Culture: APACHE NATIVE AMERICans, apache women, campfire cooking
apache women, campfire cooking, ebay: Hi Ash, Ebay is listing some Apache playing cards that should be easy to make. http://cgi.ebay.com/APACHE-INDIAN-PARFLECHE-PLAYING-CARDS_W0QQitemZ110178342697QQihZ001QQcategoryZ150023QQcmdZViewItem Here are some other artifacts: http://www.oldtowntraders.com/store/index.php?searchStr=apache&act=viewCat&Submit=Go...

Native American Culture: Apache, bureau indian affairs, apache tribe
bureau indian affairs, apache tribe, bureau of indian affairs: Hi Paul, I m not really sure what you mean by your question. I think you may need to contact some other authorities and you should know what band of Apache your grandfather was, Jicarilla, Mescalero, Chiricahua, Lipan etc... If you want tribal status,...

Native American Culture: Assimilation, thirst for knowledge, holy cow
thirst for knowledge, holy cow, indian culture: holy cow....well i could take the next 6 years to write an answer.....there are many good books available for you to read....the middle ground by richard white is a very good read...try that one....if you need more info let me know but a question like this...

Native American Culture: apache native americans, native american tribes, nau edu
native american tribes, nau edu, apaches: Hello Bri, wow, lets see..Apaches were fond of art and often drew pictures on rocks. These rocks today are called petroglyphs. Here is a web address please read and hopefully,this will help you. Just copy and past to your browser. http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/swpottery/rockartbiblio/Apache3.ht...

Native American Culture: Beaver and Cree Indians, voluntary extinction, cree indians
voluntary extinction, cree indians, sarcee: The Beaver indians as you refer to are probably a smaller band of another tribe...as i can find no historical reference to them...and the same goes for the sarcee....like i said they are probably smaller bands of another tribal entity...which is pretty common...

Native American Culture: Beliefs about physical contact with animals, medicine wheel, astrology chart
medicine wheel, astrology chart, chance encounter: Celeste, My truthful feelings? This was a chance encounter and your son is lucky to have seen a cougar and live to tell about it. As far as any spiritual message and this Medicine Wheel you are speaking of, a true Native American, and I am in agreement,...

Native American Culture: Bison tools, war clubs, war club
war clubs, war club, wooden handle: The best thing that comes to mind is the war club.....war clubs were fashioned from either a bone handle or a wooden handle...the head of course was made from stone or hand worked metal...bound by tendons in the middle...if you need to see a picture of one...

Native American Culture: blackfeet indians, blackfeet indians, indian removal act
blackfeet indians, indian removal act, president ulysses: Hey Lynnsey, I am so sorry for the delay in my reply. I am hoping that by next week all my life will be manageable again. The Blackfeet were not affected in the way the East Coast Natives were. They were already west of The Mississippi. They signed Lame...

Native American Culture: Calusa Indians, shell mounds, calusa indians
shell mounds, calusa indians, plains indians: Hi Becky, I am sorry for the late reply. First it was evacuation of mother from the Delaware River rising, then more storm, no electricity and no computer! Welcome to NJ. I couldn t find any documentation about these questions. (I did have plenty of...

Native American Culture: Calusa Indians, calusa indians, native languages
calusa indians, native languages, special games: Hi Sara, Here s a list of sites that you should find helpful: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calusa http://www.native-languages.org/calusa.htm http://www.nativetech.org/games/index.php http://www.americanpentimento.com/crafts.htm Good Luck...

Native American Culture: Calusa Indians, ponce de leon, poison dart
ponce de leon, poison dart, calusa indians: Hi Sara, I m sure that I will be telling you things you already know. I hope I can give you something new. The Calusa lived in southern FL and their dialect was Muskhogean. Marriages were arranged. The Calusa were hunter gatherers and there were many...

Native American Culture: Cherokee Belief, ewha, wampas
ewha, wampas, members tripod: Hi Paul, I found some sites for you about the Ewha, or more commonly referred to as the wampas or wampus cat. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wampus_cat http://ksks.essortment.com/wampuscat_rvmr.htm http://members.tripod.com/~lindaluelinn/index-24.html...

Native American Culture: Cherokee Chief Grandfather, huntington wv, oral traditions
huntington wv, oral traditions, genealogical history: Michael, Congratulations on learning a little more about your family history. I think it is very important to know where one hails from (culturally and biologically). Sadly, American Indian genealogical history is poorly known. I would suggest going...

Native American Culture: Cherokee/Creek Symbols, cherokee artists, fancy shawl
cherokee artists, fancy shawl, cherokee creek: Hi Lindsey, Cherokee symbols can be found on these pieces of jewelry. http://www.bearclawjewelry.com/BraceletsSilver.shtml In this beadwork. http://www.berrybeadwork.com/ This page has a list of Cherokee artists. You can check out what designs they...

Native American Culture: Cherokee family stuff, cherokee family, blood cherokee
cherokee family, blood cherokee, seven clans: Well lets see...i do not understand how only your mothers side would make you eligible for membership in the cherokee nation....if you are indian you are indian doesnt matter which side of your family it comes from...so yes indeed you are cherokee.....as far...

Native American Culture: Cherokee Meanings, cherokee artists, beadwork
cherokee artists, beadwork, two heads: Hi Alissa, Cherokee symbols can be found on these pieces of jewelry. http://www.bearclawjewelry.com/BraceletsSilver.shtml In this beadwork. http://www.berrybeadwork.com/ This page has a list of Cherokee artists. You can check out what designs they...

Native American Culture: Cherokee symbols, native american culture, chumley
native american culture, chumley, allexperts: Hi Josh, I hope this site helps. Here is a list of helpful,(I hope) sites I gave to another questioner. http://en.allexperts.com/q/Native-American-Culture-2590/cherokee-symbols.htm Good Luck in your quest! Renee Aun Chumley & Stella s Spices...

Native American Culture: Cherokee symbols, medicine wheel, etc, medicine wheel, native american culture
medicine wheel, native american culture, great grandmother: Hi Karen, I have the perfect thing for you. The Cherokee were unique in that they developed a written language with their own alphabet. This means that you can use words. Here is a website with the alphabet and pronunciation: http://www.cherokee.org/Extras/Downloads/syllabary.html...

Native American Culture: Cherokee symbols, cherokee alphabet, cherokee artists
cherokee alphabet, cherokee artists, seven pointed star: Hi Melissa, Here are a few sites that may be of some help. Here is a sight that has the Cherokee flag, seven pointed star and a few other symbols. http://www.angelfire.com/ok/nightowlsgazebo/page8.html This site has the Cherokee alphabet. http://www.atypical.net/CherTabl.html...

Native American Culture: Cherokee vs. Blackfeet, blackfeet indians, cherokee indians
blackfeet indians, cherokee indians, hundreds of miles: the blackfeet were some of the most warlike indians that existed....due to the fact the goegraphically they were separated by hundreds of miles they probably did not come into contact often with the cherokee....however...i do not doubt the fact that they...

Native American Culture: Cherokee, native american ancestry, cherokee tribe
native american ancestry, cherokee tribe, african american descent: Hi Kesha, First I feel honored that you are interested in my opinion. I would like to say that I give it to you after much thought and want it known that in no way is my opinion to be considered anything but a personal belief. I say this for the benefit...

Native American Culture: Chief Maw-gaw-ne-quong & Chief Kewacushkum, tribal offices, koon
tribal offices, koon, maw: Hey wayne...here is where you can get a copy of the durant roll.....lists the indians from the old days....hope this helps... http://www.rootsweb.com/~mimackin/ottchipp.htm look through it ... it is pretty cool stuff.....and by the way my last name is Koon...

Native American Culture: Contributions, indian tribes, homelands
indian tribes, homelands, invasions: wow thats a huge question...the largest contribution i can think of is the signing of treaties with the government and giving up almost all of their homelands....it has always been said that if the indian tribes that resided in what is now called the united...

Native American Culture: cherokee symbol for love, cherokee syllabary, cherokee artists
cherokee syllabary, cherokee artists, beadwork: Hi Kai, Cherokee symbols can be found on these pieces of jewelry. http://www.bearclawjewelry.com/BraceletsSilver.shtml In this beadwork. http://www.berrybeadwork.com/ This page has a list of Cherokee artists. You can check out what designs they...

Native American Culture: cherokee symbols, cherokee language, wolf clan
cherokee language, wolf clan, native american culture: Hey sj, Wolf Clan was the most prominent Cherokee clan. Their color is red and direction is east. They were the protectors of the people and were known as a warrior clan. Most Cherokee leaders were Wolf Clan members. Here is a list of helpful,(I hope)...

Native American Culture: cherokee symbols, cherokee alphabet, cherokee artists
cherokee alphabet, cherokee artists, cherokee language: Hi Theresa, I am so sorry for your loss. Here is a sight that has the Cherokee flag, seven pointed star and a few other symbols. http://www.angelfire.com/ok/nightowlsgazebo/page8.html This site has the Cherokee alphabet. http://www.atypical.net/CherTabl.html...

Native American Culture: the cheyenne indians, cheyenne indians, hunter gatherers
cheyenne indians, hunter gatherers, daily chores: Hi Nene, These days the Cheyenne eat what we eat. Years ago I was served a stew on the Lame Deer Reservation called meneudo. I later found out that it had guts in it. My friends got a good laugh on me even though I had to admit, it was rather tasty. I didn...

Native American Culture: cleansing or releasing ceremony, incense paper, cloth square
incense paper, cloth square, negative emotions: Hi Linda, This sounds to me like one of those new age a la carte of ceremonies. Recently I became interested in the incense paper burning and hope to be offering them in my online store. On a piece of scented (or not) paper, you write a prayer or wish....

Native American Culture: How to collect child support from native american, wage garnishment, legislative branch of government
wage garnishment, legislative branch of government, garnishment for child support: doesnt the tribe have an office of some sorts....if so call them and ask for the tribal court...they should have a tribal court as many of the agreements between states and tribes insist they have a police force...courts...and a legislative branch of government..if...

Native American Culture: Documentary films about Indian Rights, 1501 broadway new york, north hollywood ca
1501 broadway new york, north hollywood ca, cheyenne autumn: Hi. Sorry this took so long but I had to research this in the local library. Here is what I have found so far: Wiping the Tears of 7 Generations; Wounded Knee Massacre; and Lakota Woman all of which were available at my local library and may be at yours...

Native American Culture: Europeans often described..., french missionaries, cultural bias
french missionaries, cultural bias, religious ceremonies: wow this sounds like the makings of a thesis I guess the first thing that comes to mind is the influence of french missionaries...these were some of the first white people to come into contact with the savages ...there is huge stereotypical idealogy that...

Native American Culture: The Blackfeet (Blackfoot) tribe, native americans of the northwest coast, blackfoot tribe
native americans of the northwest coast, blackfoot tribe, copper shields: the best website i can offer is called www.nativeweb.org just hightlight the address and paste it into your browser.....i think this should help with your sons quest.....i am an odowa..or the english pronunciation is ottawa indian....native web is geared more...

Native American Culture: encounters with animals, new age beliefs, native american beliefs
new age beliefs, native american beliefs, native belief: Hi Jen, I d like to qualify that the books you speak of are found under the subject title New Age and not Religion, so they should not be confused with true traditional Native beliefs. A good example of these misunderstandings is the belief that a Bear...

Native American Culture: My Family tree, apache cherokee, native american genealogy
apache cherokee, native american genealogy, quanah parker: Hi Brooke, Here s some sites: http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/ http://members.aol.com/bbbenge/front.html http://www.native-languages.org/genealogy.htm http://www.genealogybranches.com/nativeamericans.html http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/native_american_genealogy...

Native American Culture: Folklore on war, native american cultures, cherokee culture
native american cultures, cherokee culture, colonial army: Dear Julia, I don t recall ever having heard that, nor can I find anything about that in my library or from my sources. I do know that very early on in our history, the Cherokee joined forces with the Colonists. At that point they fought whenever the Colonial...

Native American Culture: Food, sassafras tea, couple copies
sassafras tea, couple copies, northeast california: this is probably one of the easier ones of all the questions i get...and i get lots well lets see....how about wild rice.....berries....roots....herbs....skunk cabbage...and maybe bugs like ants...slugs....you get the picture....sassafras tea?....oh and mushrooms...hope...

Native American Culture: French Indian, fur trapper, french trappers
fur trapper, french trappers, french indian war: Hi Kia, Sorry for the delay in response. I have been searching and thinking about this a few days. I am going to be absolutely honest with you and say, I don t know the answer to your question. There isn t enough information to be absolutely sure. But........

Native American Culture: Frybread, bosque redondo new mexico, fort sumner new mexico
bosque redondo new mexico, fort sumner new mexico, navajo women: here you go ...... and please do not put me down for volunteering my time to help educate the chimookmon.... bama pi Navajo fry bread actually evolved in the mid-nineteenth century. Beginning in 1863, approximately eight thousand Navajos spent four...

Native American Culture: Beaver and Cree Indians, first nation, beaver
Native American Culture: Beaver and Cree Indians, first nation, beaver, indians

Native American Culture: Cherokee family stuff, seven clans, elders
Native American Culture: Cherokee family stuff, seven clans, elders, cherokee

Native American Culture: Cherokee vs. Blackfeet, blackfeet indians, blackfoot indians
Native American Culture: Cherokee vs. Blackfeet, blackfeet indians, blackfoot indians, montana area

Native American Culture: cherokee symbols, cherokee alphabet, english letters
Native American Culture: cherokee symbols, cherokee alphabet, english letters, those letters

Native American Culture: the cheyenne indians, buffalo herds, corn squash
Native American Culture: the cheyenne indians, buffalo herds, corn squash, cheyenne

Native American Culture: How to collect child support from native american, tribal court, job opening
Native American Culture: How to collect child support from native american, tribal court, job opening, child support payments

Native American Culture: early Native Americans of the Northwest Coast, northwest coast indians, puff of smoke
Native American Culture: early Native Americans of the Northwest Coast, northwest coast indians, puff of smoke, shamans

Native American Culture: French Indian, french settlers, creole heritage
Native American Culture: French Indian, french settlers, creole heritage, trade and economy

Native American Culture: Hawk?, red shouldered hawk, personal visitation
Native American Culture: Hawk?, red shouldered hawk, personal visitation, great spirit

Native American Culture: Hawks, brother hawk, change direction
Native American Culture: Hawks, brother hawk, change direction, spirit guide

Native American Culture: hawks, hawk, matter what type
Native American Culture: hawks, hawk, matter what type, prayer

Native American Culture: my Italian and Indian Ancestors, coast miwok, native cemetery
Native American Culture: my Italian and Indian Ancestors, coast miwok, native cemetery, train depot

Native American Culture: Mide-Ojibwe totemic inscriptions, posession, asker
Native American Culture: Mide-Ojibwe totemic inscriptions, posession, asker, work of art

Native American Culture: native american, wild potato, bear clan
Native American Culture: native american, wild potato, bear clan, eastern band

Native American Culture: I need your help, native american artist, lakota
Native American Culture: I need your help, native american artist, lakota, dragonfly

Native American Culture: The origin of the Lumbee as a 'tribe'., carolina tribe, english settlers
Native American Culture: The origin of the Lumbee as a 'tribe'., carolina tribe, english settlers, doctrine of christianity

Native American Culture: feathers and dream catchers, pet rooster, little thomas
pet rooster, little thomas, bad dreams: Absolutely...and you might want to include in your dreamcatcher a small figure of a turtle...tis a symbol of healing...health...and is often used by medicine people....cedar and sweetgrass will help as well...thanks for the question and let me know if you...

Native American Culture: Just found out my dad was 1/2 Miami and 1/2 Blackfeet...Lived in Ohio, native american traditions, whirl wind
native american traditions, whirl wind, physical entities: Kathy, What an amazing story - very powerful. Native Americans have often talked about the unseen or non-physical entities that are here in this land. Science is slow to catch on, but it sounds like you had a personal encounter with these forces....

Native American Culture: Great Lakes Area Indians and French, jaques marquette, fur trade
jaques marquette, fur trade, du bois: The most common reason why most french people came here was a direct involvement with the fur trade....quebec...michigan..and the surrounding area where very good trapping areas for beaver muskrats and the like...this was the main trade item for the indians....and...

Native American Culture: Greetings!I am an art..., art historian, coastal nations
art historian, coastal nations, preservation officer: I know a person who should be able to help you with this one...his name is Jay Sam...he is our historic preservation officer at the tribe here....the number to call is 1-231-723-8288 and ask for jay sam...if he cannot help you i will take the time to research...

Native American Culture: Who is this guy?, smithsonian institution research, photos of american indians
smithsonian institution research, photos of american indians, washington libraries digital: Bernard, You ask a very difficult question. It is nearly impossible to identify who a certain Native American individual is based on a black and white photo. If you knew any further information, it would be of great assistance. Here is what I can tell...

Native American Culture: Who is this guy?, famous photographer, looking at photos
famous photographer, looking at photos, edward s curtis: Hello Bernard, Ive been looking at photos by Edward S. Curtis, famous photographer of Native American during the mid to late 1800 s. There are literally thousands of photos. Ill look through some and show the photo to some of my friends. Ill write you back...

Native American Culture: Who is this guy?, oglala lakota, lakota warrior
oglala lakota, lakota warrior, bear coat: Hi Bernard, That picture is of a great Lakota Warrior Little Big Man. He was an Oglala Lakota, a fearless and respected warrior who fought alongside Crazy Horse against Bear Coat Miles. The movie Little Big Man had nothing to do with this Warrior or...

Native American Culture: Hawk, beautiful birds, foothold
beautiful birds, foothold, hawks: Shawn, Congratulations, hawks are one of the most beautiful birds in North America. Your lucky to see one up so close! As for this experience having any meaning - especially any Native American related meaning - that is up to you. Only you can give your...

Native American Culture: Hawk sighting, little critter, chumley
little critter, chumley, cutouts: Hi Shawn, What this means is your company should put some type of black construction cutouts on the large windows. A company I worked for had cutouts of flying crows. The hawk obviously didn t know the window was there and was lucky it didn t break a wing...

Native American Culture: Hawk?, introspection, true meaning
introspection, true meaning, hawk: Hi Nicole, If you are looking for a meaning, then a meaning can be found. The true meaning is found in your own heart. If there is a spiritual meaning, it is only known by you. When you saw the hawk, how did it make you feel? What did it make you think,...

Native American Culture: Hawks, little prayer, windsheild
little prayer, windsheild, devout catholic: it could mean many things...have any of them hit your window?...what it means is someone is trying to tell you something...and from my experience...it doesnt mean good news....old tale around here is it means someone you know or are close to is going to have...

Native American Culture: Hippie Symbol, hippie culture, guestion
hippie culture, guestion, broken cross: Hey Shirley, I think I may be the right person because I know the answer to that question. My recollection is that it is a dove s foot in a circle. The dove is an icon for peace and a circle represents forever. The circle holds this symbol. Peace forever....

Native American Culture: hawks, bad omen, good omen
bad omen, good omen, majestic bird: The Hawk isnt a bad omen. Its the owl that brings death. If the Hawk is the spirit of the brother, your boyfriend needs to burn some sage.(any type)and pray to release the spirit into the next realm. (this has to be done by your boyfriend) or a native american...

Native American Culture: hello, southern paiute tribe, serrano california
southern paiute tribe, serrano california, blythe california: Probably a lot more than the history books will tell you. I myself have documentation that I belong to an extinct group of natives called the Halchidoma (related to the Southern Paiute) tribe that use to inhabit the area near Blythe, California, along the...

Native American Culture: Can you help me find the tribe name, tribe name, great grandmother
tribe name, great grandmother, tribal enrollment: YOU WOULD HAVE TO FIND OUT WERE YOUR GRANDMOTHER AGNES MIDDLETON WAS BORN AND WHAT YEAR. WHEN YOU DO THAT, EXPLORE WHAT TRIBES ARE INDIGENOUS TO THAT PARTICULAR STATE. USUALLY THERE ARE MANY TRIBES TO RESEARCH. THEN CONTACT THE TRIBAL ENROLLMENT DEPARTMENT...

Native American Culture: Indian Beadwork, indian beadwork, african tribe
indian beadwork, african tribe, indian bead: Do you have access to a digital camera?...if so then you should be able to take a picture and send it to me...the fact the beads are czech make me wonder if this bag is even of native design...typically indian bead work consists of the four colors that i mentioned...

Native American Culture: Indian Heritage, bureau indian affairs, bureau of indian affairs
bureau indian affairs, bureau of indian affairs, cherokee indian: Hi Larry, Sorry for the delay, I was out of town for a bit. If your Grandmother was Cherokee and had a number, then the number should be documented with the the government s Bureau of Indian Affairs. You should contact them and give them all the information...

Native American Culture: my Italian and Indian Ancestors, marin county california, indian ancestors
marin county california, indian ancestors, naples italy: Hi Dennis, I have to say that I am not a Genealogist, therefore this question is outside my expertise. I have done some research to help you with your search. To start I would go to your library and look for this book; History of Marin County, California;...

Native American Culture: indian bloodline, scholarships for native americans, bureau of indian affairs
scholarships for native americans, bureau of indian affairs, indian heritage: Hi Marlis, I am going to assume that your granddaughter s ancestors were not registered with the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs). I would think that may be an issue. As far as becoming registered, you would have to contact that agency and find out what...

Native American Culture: indian heritage, government assistance programs, heritage money
government assistance programs, heritage money, reparation payments: Hi Shirley, I wasn t aware that there was any Indian heritage money. As far as i know there were never any reparation payments either. If you live on a reservation you are probably aware of government assistance programs and that taxes are not paid to...

Native American Culture: indian hertitage, enrolled members, enrolled member
enrolled members, enrolled member, blackfeet: well the best way, in my opinion is to ask members of your fathers family someone who might know a little something. For instance find out which tribe your Greatgrandmother was from, then get a hold of that tribe to see if your grandmother was an enrolled...

Native American Culture: Kennewick Man, kennewick man case, archaeological resources protection act
kennewick man case, archaeological resources protection act, american indian tribes: Good question. First, some background. On July 29, 1996 a 9,300-year-old skeleton was found on the banks of the Columbia River in Washington State, which came to be known as the Kennewick Man. After recovery the Army Corps of Engineers announced their intention...

Native American Culture: Mide-Ojibwe totemic inscriptions, leech lake band, onamia minnesota
leech lake band, onamia minnesota, cokato minnesota: Ok i do know an archeological professor that has done some work around the river valley here....he may be able to assist with this one...one question....what part of the painting dont you understand... the images around the main figure?..... at first glance...

Native American Culture: meaning of little town blues, feeling of hopelessness, inferior complex
feeling of hopelessness, inferior complex, town blues: Hi Zhang Li, I sent this answer off days ago and just found out my computer must have eaten it! Sorry about that. The little town blues describes the depression associated with living in a small town, being poor and not having a chance to succeed in...

Native American Culture: modern illigal stimulants, religious sect, many generations
religious sect, many generations, southwestern states: the only stimulants that they used where made from the peyote mushroom...and they still have ceremonies that use peyote...curious though is that my tribe (ottawa) have a religious sect called the church of the morning star that practice the peyote ritual but...

Native American Culture: Native American Culture, hunter gatherer, c ultural
hunter gatherer, c ultural, american bison: Wow Lindsay, I could go on forever on this one, so I ll do my best not to get carried away. I ll make these as brief as I can.: 1. Introduction to Alcohol. A European trade item that sent The People into a downward spiral that has yet to find it s bottom...

Native American Culture: Native American economy., jaques marquette, native american tribes
jaques marquette, native american tribes, european colonies: well from the reading and research i have done i do not think the early tribes preferred each others company and basically the only times when they met each other was when they came across each other when they migrated to the popular hunting and gathering...

Native American Culture: Native American Indian, moon goddess, yucatan mexico
moon goddess, yucatan mexico, manifest god: This is a very complex question. I would suggest you follow up on your interest by finding books about different groups of indigenous people. Native Americans refers to all the thousands of different groups of people who lived/live in the Americas. They...

Native American Culture: Native American Legend, native american girls, native american legend
native american girls, native american legend, adult woman: due to the fact that i am not a lakota indian this question should be directed to someone who is actually lakota if that is where the legend comes from...i do have many contacts around the united states in indian country and i guess i should refer you to a...

Native American Culture: Native American Names, native american names, indigenous tribes
native american names, indigenous tribes, physical attributes: Dear Doug, Please, please, pleeeeeeze, forgive me my unbelievably delayed response. My motherboard just up and fried....need I say more? Anyway the simple answer to your question is, yes. Many well know places have these names, (though they may be a little...

Native American Culture: Native American Religion, lame deer seeker, native american religion
lame deer seeker, native american religion, carlisle indian school: Hi Jonna, I am not really clear as to what your question is. It sounds like a homework question which I am not obligated to answer, but I will try to help you out. First, Vision Quest is easily Googled. If you research what a Vision Quest is and you research...

Native American Culture: Native American use of birch, birch bark canoe, birchbark canoes
birch bark canoe, birchbark canoes, abbe museum: Okay Lesley, Sorry for the delay. I have a list of resources for you. Books/articles: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-7316(194207)8%3A1%3C128%3AAPIBOT%3E2.0.CO%3B2-N Uses of Birch-Bark in the Northeast by, Eva L. Butler Publisher: Robert...

Native American Culture: Native Americans & Trees, spiritual visions, ceder tree
spiritual visions, ceder tree, graphic design student: the town in which i live is called manistee....the name in Indian language means spirit of the woods...this was a place in which the indians used to come to seek spiritual visions...the spirit of the woods name came from the indians that used to make their...

Native American Culture: Native Cultures Fasting, long periods of time, periods of fasting
long periods of time, periods of fasting, native american culture: Hi Charles, I am only a volunteer for Native American Culture. there are other cultures that have fasting periods and my understanding has been that they do it for religious purposes. The People of America would also fast during a spiritual ceremony...

Native American Culture: native american anscestory, alabama index, southwest alabama
alabama index, southwest alabama, great grandmother: Hi Marsha, Here are some sites that may be helpful, but they may also include some type of membership fee. http://www.alabama-records.info/ http://www.genealogylinks.net/usa/alabama/index.html http://www.alabamagenealogy.org/ http://www.rootsweb.com/~algenweb/...

Native American Culture: native american federal rights, sault ste marie, bia office
sault ste marie, bia office, sault ste marie michigan: hello. Unfortunately I can only give you some general information as there are many federally recognized tribes in this country. Services for you and your family depend on where you live and which tribe you belong to. As an example, I am a member of the...

Native American Culture: native american for 'great warrior', sioux nations, nations language
sioux nations, nations language, crow nation: Each tribe has their own language. for instance the Lakota or Sioux Nations language is different from the Crow Nation, although their part of the same area. If you wanted to say great warrior you need to know the tribal group of the person you are referring...

Native American Culture: native american history, southern new england, native american history
southern new england, native american history, euroamericans: Syndney, Good question, but a little too broad to answer with any certainty. Generally, the Native Americans were treated quite well by the first Euroamericans to arrive in North America. They knew the land, the animals and plants, the weather, etc. and...

Native American Culture: native american, united keetoowah band, eastern band of cherokee indians
united keetoowah band, eastern band of cherokee indians, cherokee north carolina: Robert, First, congratulations on learning a bit about your family history and attempting to honor it. That is always important. To answer your question: No, there are no bear clans among the Cherokee. Several Cherokee Nations and Bands recognized by...

Native American Culture: native americans, male pattern baldness, chrome dome
male pattern baldness, chrome dome, maternal side: the question does not seem strange to me....so therefore i will contribute this.....from the medical research i have done i have come to the conclusion that male pattern baldness comes from the maternal side of the parental influence...i do not know any full...

Native American Culture: I need your help, native american tribe, lewis mehl madrona
native american tribe, lewis mehl madrona, kenneth cohen: Margaret, I wish you well and am glad that you have courage and hope. Those are the two most powerful intentions one can have. As for your question, I can only help you out some. Each Native American tribe had, and has, their own unique set of symbols....

Native American Culture: Origin and meaning of symbol, native american symbols, native floridian
native american symbols, native floridian, john humphrey: Hi John, After looking at a few of my books, I’ve changed my mind. I think the design is Southwestern. I can t seem to find that specific design, but did find some websites where you can try to contact someone who can help you. I hope you are successful...

Native American Culture: Ottawa/Odawa Words, jaques marquette, jesuit priest
jaques marquette, jesuit priest, tracing your roots: there are a few....what i have learned over the years is that the root words are slightly different than the ones that are taught by our language instructor kenny pheasant...my family for instance used the word washgesha meaning deer...but the language instructor...

Native American Culture: The origin of the Lumbee as a 'tribe'., lumbee tribe, cherokee tribe
lumbee tribe, cherokee tribe, lumber jacks: As far as i can tell your heritage comes from an off shoot of the cherokee nation...all i can find is that the lumbee tribe was a variation of the cherokee tribe that lived along a river that had a heavy population of lumber jacks working that area...and i...

Native American Culture: ottawa, paper birch bark, ojibwa nation
paper birch bark, ojibwa nation, algonquian language: The Ottawa store their food in a refrigerator just like everyone else. BG Okay, kidding aside. I am assuming you want to know how they stored food way back when. Some believe the Ottawa to be an offshoot of the Ojibwa Nation. Others believe the French...

Native American Culture: owls, spirit helper, bluejay
spirit helper, bluejay, medical science: Hi Emily, After thinking about your dilemma a good long time, I think I may be able to help you. You are unsure as to connecting with Owl because, you say, she is regarded with sacred respect that is not available to most. Throughout the ages and across...

Native American Culture: Potawatomi, marriage cert, walbash river
marriage cert, walbash river, state genealogy: Hi Dean, I ve looked and can find nothing in my library. Perhaps you can log onto the OK state genealogy sites and try to find information there. The marriage cert perhaps could be traced back through a church? Sorry I couldn t be more help. Regards,...

Native American Culture: Potawatomi, green bay wisconsin, carlisle school
green bay wisconsin, carlisle school, ottawa chief: Hi Lynze, First I d like to offer my opinion about your grandfather s reaction to any questions concerning his heritage. My guess is he was programmed somehow to reject anything that had to do with his ancestor s culture. This was a popular method of de-tribalization...

Native American Culture: Pottery., southwestern tribes, ancient cultures
southwestern tribes, ancient cultures, pottery vessels: From the research i have done the uses of pottery were mainly for cooking and holding water..as far as other uses i dont think that the Indians of any culture used them for much other than cooking and holding water....some of the southwestern tribes used pottery...

Native American Culture: re: Indians, native americans, europeans
native americans, europeans, indians: i have been an indian all my life....and thats how i prefer it...but i do not put thought into racial terms...doesnt sound like your friend is a happy person...or has been influenced by geography or perhaps strong ties to a people that feel strongly this way....aho...

Native American Culture: red tail hawks or golden eagles, red tail hawks, native american culture
red tail hawks, native american culture, age philosophy: Hi Janette, Well, this possibly means that there are lots of yummy little rodents available for them to eat. In my state we see Red Tails along Interstate Route 80 for the same reason. If you are in an area were animals live, you are bound to see them....

Native American Culture: religion and culture, native american spirituality, native american religion
native american spirituality, native american religion, group gatherings: Hi Emily, I m really not sure what you are looking for. My studies have always left me with the impression that Native Spirituality is a personal practice. The only group gatherings would be Sundance and purification Sweats, these being performed within...

Native American Culture: religious affiliations, native american religion, religious affiliations
native american religion, religious affiliations, influnce: Hi Emily, When I think of religions, I see super structured organizations whose followers are manipulated with guilt and power. No disrespect intended. Each religion has a meeting place where speeches or sermons are given during regular gatherings. ...

Native American Culture: Shadow, lt museum, allegory of the cave
lt museum, allegory of the cave, myths legends: Hi Brian, Well this is a tough one. I don t believe that shadows of people had any significance in ancient cultures. The only story I recall is in Plato s Republic, called The Allegory of the Cave. What may help you is the fact that spirit was a word...

Native American Culture: son's name, native cherokee, streams and rivers
native cherokee, streams and rivers, west virgina: Hi Kristy, Streams and rivers are usually symbolized by two parallel squiggly lines. The Cherokee were the only Tribe to develop a written language. There alphabet can be found at this site. http://www.atypical.net/CherTabl.html Good Luck! Renee...

Native American Culture: soul sacrifice at native americans, native american men, soul sacrifice
native american men, soul sacrifice, alien forces: I am glad my response was helpful. From what you describe of a simultaneous dream I think this is a very important event for you and your wife. If you are inclined to do so I believe serious focus on the significance of your dream would teach you something....

Native American Culture: symbolism, sandhill crane, long legs
sandhill crane, long legs, many thanks: can you send me a copy of the picture?..i may be able to help.... DON oh and one more thing...is it a sandhill crane?....large bird..slender...with long legs?...if so then it is indeed and indian pic...indians around here use it as a clan symbol....

Native American Culture: symbols and hiding Indian heritage, american indian tribe, cherokee ancestry
american indian tribe, cherokee ancestry, facial bone structure: Annette, These are two difficult questions to answer with any firm statements. For the first question, a DNA test is going to tell you little about your own possible relationship to the Cherokee or any other American Indian tribe. DNA tests work by breaking...

Native American Culture: Taino Indians, taino indians, indian roots
taino indians, indian roots, taino people: Hi Wilmie, For information about the Taíno religion, check out the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ta%C3%ADno#Religion A great all around site is: http://community.wow.net/300history/01/07.html I am not aware of any symbols that the...

Native American Culture: Taino Puerto rico, native american beliefs, 1492 columbus
native american beliefs, 1492 columbus, massive decline: Hi Jacqueline, In 1492, Columbus discovered America and the five Taíno kingdoms or territories that occupied it, each led by a Cacique (chieftain) The Shamans were the religious leaders and dealt with spiritual matters, illnesses and such. The Taino...

Native American Culture: Tribal culture and Identity, warrior tribes, elite warrior
warrior tribes, elite warrior, wondering what type: Hi Steve, My suggestion is for you to read the info about the Iroquois on this site: http://www.tolatsga.org/iro.html and this site (the same source, different page) for info on the Cherokee: http://www.tolatsga.org/Cherokee1.html This will...

Native American Culture: taxes?, indian gaming regulatory act, punch boards
indian gaming regulatory act, punch boards, state income taxes: Hi Kathy, First I d like to say that this would probably be more thoroughly answered by someone in the law field, but I m going to give it a shot. Native Americans pay the same taxes as other citizens with the following exceptions: Federal income...

Native American Culture: told I am 1/4 cherokee indian, blood cherokee, cherokee indian
blood cherokee, cherokee indian, orphange: Hi June, Sorry for the delay. Due to a death in my family I haven t been online. I do believe that you should be able to get records from the orphanage. Just trace your ancestral history backwards. Your mother s marriage records should provide her name...

Native American Culture: tools, cooking stews, leather punch
cooking stews, leather punch, sewing needle: Hi, Alexi. Well, I am hoping you meant to ask what tools did the Sioux have. Today they are no different than any other American as far as tools go. They have what they can afford - which isn t alot. Historically they used tools made of bone, sinew,...

Native American Culture: translation, native american language, silly computers
native american language, silly computers, spotted pony: Hey sorry about the delay....i have been campaigning for a seat on our tribal council and thank god i won....anyway here is a link that you can do some research. http://www.native-languages.org/index.htm#links this site gives many good references for your...

Native American Culture: Verify a recent event, american indian nation, walking eagle
american indian nation, walking eagle, proud president: oh my gosh...i have tears rolling down my face from laughter...i have not been able to find the article about the justification for the indian name...i have found several articles about his speech though....seems the indians out there are not too impressed...

Native American Culture: vultures, native american symbols, google images
native american symbols, google images, native american style: Hi Darres, What I think is that you live in an area where vultures find plenty of food. We have many vultures around my house also. On any given day, I see at least half a dozen. As a matter of fact, last week my husband was running down the old RR tracks...

Native American Culture: Wall Walkers, non fiction books, different tribes
non fiction books, different tribes, chumley: Hi Melissa, I would suggest you contact the radio station you heard this on. Unless you could give me some idea as to local or tribe, I can t, nor do I know anyone who could help you. In the area of the USA alone there were more than 500 different tribes....

Native American Culture: Wampum, quahog clam, native american societies
quahog clam, native american societies, reply thanks: Hi Ken, Wampum was used by the Eastern Woodlands Natives as money. The most valuable were made from the Quahog clam. The clam was cracked and the prized part was the thick section by the hinge. It had a beautiful purple color. They would drill a hole...

Native American Culture: White Eagle Feather, eagle protection act, american bald eagle
eagle protection act, american bald eagle, eagle feather: Hi Trinity, I am not familiar with an animal called White Eagle. There is a religious organization in England. http://www.whiteagle.org/ If you are speaking of the American Bald Eagle, then I can give you some information. The Bald and Golden...

Native American Culture: Woodland lore question, dictionary index, souliere
dictionary index, souliere, dead trees: Good afternoon Michelle and thanks for the question....your answer...even though i am not from this tribe is as follows....the word you are looking for is (psuwahq)...this means dead trees in that language...if you would like to find more answers to your questions...

Native American Culture: Word or symbol search, cherokee word, native languages
cherokee word, native languages, chumley: Hi Heather, Here s a site that may help. If you can t find it here, I suggest you purchase a dictionary or language tape. Cherokee are the only tribe that created an alphabet. A link to it is also found on this page. http://www.native-languages.org/cherokee.htm...

Native American Languages: Comanche phonetics/phonology, phonetics phonology, voiceless consonants
phonetics phonology, voiceless consonants, linguist list: Ok, that s one long question, but here goes. I don t know of any audio files on the internet. Comanche is an obsolescent language, so it would matter greatly who the speaker was as to whether or not you would be able to hear any of the voicing distinctions...

Native American Languages: meaning of Mukuntuweap, Parunuweap, Wahweap, university of oklahoma press, pinyon pine
university of oklahoma press, pinyon pine, salt canyon: Mukuntuweap: Southern Paiute mukkunta straight , uippy canyon [the y is a vowel pronounced kind of like the u in put, but without the lips rounded] Straight Canyon Parunuweap: Southern Paiute patu whitewater (shortened from pa water plus...

Native American Languages: word translation, tuba city arizona, southern paiutes
tuba city arizona, southern paiutes, southern paiute: The concepts of urban, ranch, estate are western and you d have to ask a contemporary speaker of Southern Paiute if they ve borrowed any words or constructed any words for these concepts recently. home is identical with house (not homestead in the...

Native Plants: crown of thornes, banana plants, elephant ears
banana plants, elephant ears, panama city florida: Good morning Margaret, I m not too familiar with the crown of thorns but I m pretty sure you should cut off all the dead growth. The milky sap which may appear when cutting off the dead growth is poisonous so be sure to wash your hands well afterwards. Some...

Native Plants: Tropicals, fluorescent light fixtures, tin foil
fluorescent light fixtures, tin foil, warm weather: Hello Cindy, You could get some two foot fluorescent light fixtures with tubes, which are almost as good as grow lights and fairly inexpensive, and arrange your plants where they can get the required amount of light. Depending on how much you want to spend...

Native Plants: Fichus Trees, Fichus, roots
Fichus, roots, water: Cathy, Although I am a botanist who preoccupies my time with chaparral vegetation or the drought tolerant plants of my garden, I do have a few hose plants and cannot resist taking a stab at this one. First of all, you must not be overly devastated if...

Native Plants: ficus trees, tropical, banyan
tropical, banyan, forest: Cathy, Thank you for you comments. The short answer is yes. One could wax philosophical on this and easily come to the conclusion that tropical flora have no more business in Dallas than a Longhorn has in the Amazon Basin. Due to the many examples of...

Native Plants: Tree Cloning, back yard, plants
back yard, plants, trees: We ve been cloning trees and other plants for years! Plants were the first things to be cloned because it s easy. Some plants clone themselves. Check out these articles for some interesting information on the subject. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/01/10/national/a152811S10.DTL&feed=rss.news...

Native Plants: avocados, ripe avocados, main ingredient
ripe avocados, main ingredient, avocado: Good morning Sue, This is not my field of expertise but a quick search on the Internet showed several articles which indicated the leaves, stems and seeds of the avocado are toxic to some birds and other animals. Being ripe or unripe wasn t mentioned in the...

Native Plants: tree growth magnoila, saucer magnolia, star magnolia
saucer magnolia, star magnolia, southern magnolia: Good morning Bob, There are about 80 species of magnolias. The growth rate varies but most of them will grow faster if fertilized. I don t know which species you have but 8 a year would be in line with the growth rate of the star magnolia. The southern magnolia...

Native Plants: winter care of swamp plant, venus flytrap, swamp plant
venus flytrap, swamp plant, florida wetlands: Good morning Ronnie, The carnivorous plants in the Florida wetlands here go through a period of dormancy during the winter. The frost line is zero inches in Florida so the tops of the plants might freeze but the roots don t. I would think it would be better...

Native Plants: indoor corn plant, corn plants, corn plant
corn plants, corn plant, maintenance plants: Good morning Todd, This isn t my field of expertise but I have seen numerous corn plants. The people that keep them inside tell me you can cut them back anywhere along the stem and the new growth will start below the cut. There are several species called corn...

Native Plants: Rooting a plant., animal control shelter, bay county florida
animal control shelter, bay county florida, manx cat: Good morning Kimeal, I was at the animal control shelter here in Bay County, Florida on Friday and on the wall in two places were posters listing over fifty plants which are poisonous to animals. It is possible that the toxins in the plant were dissolved or...

Native Plants: HOUSE PLANTS, capillary action, house plants
capillary action, house plants, skin layer: Hi Kenny, thanks for your great question! The process where plants take up water through their roots is called Capillary Action. A plant s roots absorb water through their epidermis (root s skin layer), then the water moves through vascular rays to the stele,...

Native Plants: Night Blooming Cereus, litmus paper, red cabbage
litmus paper, red cabbage, soil mix: Hello again, Andrea! You can measure soil ph with a meter from a garden store, litmus paper or make your own very cheaply (a good idea if you re not going to be doing ph tests frequently!). Here s how to make your own ph meter at home: You start by getting...

Native Plants: orange blossoms, choisya ternata, orange blossoms
choisya ternata, orange blossoms, orange blossom: Good morning Shasta, The orange tree is not native to the Americas but does grow well in Florida were I live. Its blossom is similar to the lemon blossom. The choisya ternata or Mexican orange blossom is also very similar. I hope this helps. Good luck and...

Native Plants: Pothos Plant experiment, roy g biv, wavelengths of light
roy g biv, wavelengths of light, transparency paper: Hi Maria and George! I am researching this now and will get your comprehensive answer to you tomorrow. However, here are a few thoughts to get us started: It may have been better to choose a non-variegated plant, as the plant cells with paler color don t...

Native Plants: stink bays, nw fla, spurge laurel
nw fla, spurge laurel, carnivorous plants: Good morning Jerry, I don t claim to know all the native plants in the bogs of northwest Florida but do claim to know most of the carnivorous plants in my small short tree pocosin or seepage type bog on my small 35 acre piece of property in northeast Bay county....

Native Plants: Yucca card and transplant, northwest florida panhandle, spanish bayonet
northwest florida panhandle, spanish bayonet, soil mix: Good morning Nicole, I live in Florida and see Spanish bayonet and Spanish dagger plants almost every day. They tend to grow in sandy well drained soil best but seem to grow in almost every other soil mix. Most plants tend to do well when transplanted in the...

Native Plants: CENTURY PLANT, flower stalk, flower blooms
flower stalk, flower blooms, century plant: Good morning Vicki, My understanding is that when the flower stalk starts it grows so fast that it saps the energy from the plant and the plant dies after the flower blooms. Perhaps if you cut the flower stalk early enough in it development you can save the...

Native Plants: CENTURY PLANT, flower stalk, tall flower
Native Plants: CENTURY PLANT, flower stalk, tall flower, captain nick

Native Plants: indoor corn plant, corn plant dracaena, soggy soil
corn plant dracaena, soggy soil, soil line: Hi Kip, thanks for your question! You ve got quite a green thumb! I have good news and some maybe not-so-good news. I ll start with the down side: your corn plant (Dracaena fragrans) will easily try to reach at least 15 feet in height. If you have somewhere...

Native Plants: Lady Slipper Flowers, genus paphiopedilum, alec pridgeon
genus paphiopedilum, alec pridgeon, lady slipper flower: Hi Carl; great question! When we look at evolutionary reasons for what we humans see as unusual or beautiful flower structures, it nearly 100% of the time comes down to sex. As with all orchids, the pouch is specially constructed to attract pollinators....

Native Plants: Dracaena fragrans, humidity tray, agave family
humidity tray, agave family, dry patches: This plant is not native to the United States, and it s a tropical plant, so I am not claiming to be an expert in this area but, I can say some things. Your plant appears to be Dracaena deremensis. Dracaenas are members of the Agave family. There are many...

Native Plants: Outdoor Potted Plants, outdoor potted plants, terra cotta planters
outdoor potted plants, terra cotta planters, panama city beach: Good morning Kathleen, I live in Panama City, FL (small world isn t it), and have roses, citrus trees, palm trees, and carnivorous plants in terra cotta planters. The list of plants which do well in full sun is long so I won t list it here. Your preference...

Native Plants: true lavender, drying herbs, sunny slope
drying herbs, sunny slope, cloth bags: Lavender (Lavendula spp) is not native to the US. It is native to many parts of Europe, Africa, a few islands, parts of the middle East, parts of Asia... basically everywhere BUT the Americas. That being said, there s probably some growing wild somewhere in...

Native Plants: Windmill Palm "Space", windmill palms, windmill palm
windmill palms, windmill palm, pool construction: Hello Mike, These palms may grow to 40 feet tall with a ten foot crown. Depending on conditions they will grow from six inches to two feet a year. The root ball will rarely exceed the crown and a distance of 5 feet from the pool should be okay, but 8 to 10...

Native Plants: Yucca canes, novice gardener, yucca filamentosa
novice gardener, yucca filamentosa, midwest gardens: Yucca is not native to my area of expertise, but alot of people do grow them around here. They are native to hot, dry areas though it seems to do just fine in midwest gardens, provided they are planted in well drained areas with plenty of sun. People around...

Native Plants: Breeding, cinnamon basil, flower shape
cinnamon basil, flower shape, thai basil: People crossbreed plants all the time to get different varieties, but usually it is the same type of plant. For example basil crossbreeds readily and that is how we get Thai basil, licorice basil, cinnamon basil, etc. Roses are another example that are often...

Native Plants: Clear Sugar Maple Leaves, native american species, north central wisconsin
native american species, north central wisconsin, wisconsin dnr: Wow. That s a strange one and I m having a hard time picturing it. Do you mean that the leaves are just like glass or that they are paler than expected? New spring sugar maples leaves should be somewhat translucent, that is, light should be able to pass through...

Native Plants: Eastern Red Bud Trees, eastern redbud trees, eastern red bud
eastern redbud trees, eastern red bud, red bud trees: Alba is white and Silver Cloud is white and pink. Forest Pansy has reddish leaves but with the standard flowers and Flame or Plena has double flowers that appear at the same time as the leaves. Lavender twist or Covey is an interesting weeping variety. ...

Native Plants: flower, google image search, sweet rocket
google image search, sweet rocket, hiways: It s hard to tell without seeing it, but phlox has five petals so I think what you re looking at might be Dame s Rocket. Do a Google image search for Dame s Rocket or Sweet Rocket. If it s not that, write me back and let me know if the flowers are single...

Native Plants: Tree Identification, apple tree, crabapple
apple tree, crabapple, tree identification: That appears to be some sort of apple tree. It s difficult without a closeup of the leaves, bark and flowers, but I m pretty sure. Unfortunately, you may have to wait till autumn to figure out just what sort of apple you re dealing with. It could be a crabapple,...

Native Plants: Atthea Syriacus Plant, hybiscus syriacus, st john s wort
hybiscus syriacus, st john s wort, hibiscus species: Do you mean Althea Syriacus aka Hybiscus Syriacus or Rose of Sharon? The Yellow Rose of Sharon is Hypericum calycinum, which isn t an Althea or Hibiscus. It is also called Greater St John s Wort. I have never seen a true yellow Rose of Sharon, but I expect...

Native Plants: black headed fungus, flower beds, sex organs
flower beds, sex organs, soil moisture: I m afraid I m not sure what it is. Is it on the plants themselves or is it like a mushroom growing out of the ground? If it s on the plants themselves you may have a problem, but if it s growing out of the ground you probably don t need to worry. Mushroom...

Native Plants: peace lillies, peace lillies, peace lilly
peace lillies, peace lilly, peace lily: Remember I m no expert on houseplants! I would take off the whole affected leaf. It seems to me that just cutting off the brown spot will open up the leaf to infection. But again, not an expert on tropical plants. I usually let my husband take care of the...

Native Plants: Tree Identificanion, feathery balls, altoona pennsylvania
feathery balls, altoona pennsylvania, purple variety: Hrm. On this one I m not 100% sure, but I think it s some sort of clematis. Perhaps Clematis Montana. There are many cultivars of clematis so positive identification can be difficult. Many varieties have showy sepals that look like additional petals, so when...

Native Plants: ? Type of Tree, google image search, herb gustafson
google image search, herb gustafson, fir pine: Wow. You re lucky you ve still got it. Most trees they sell at Christmas time are half dead already when you bring them home. If it s done well inside your home all this time, it probably won t make it through the winter. Most northern evergreens will die...

Native Plants: tree identification, roundup herbicide, deciduous leaves
roundup herbicide, deciduous leaves, norway maple: I remember those trees. They were everywhere when I lived in New York. Unfortunately I never bothered to find out what they were when I was there. So, I broke out my books and did a little research, but I haven t had alot of luck. It might be a bigleaf maple...

Native Plants: Unknown Tree Cutting, purple petals, northwest florida
purple petals, northwest florida, purple flowers: Good morning Sheri, It sounds a little like hydrangea. Purple petals with a little pink near the center but almost everyone recognizes hydrangea so that must not be it. My email is primitivefarmer@yahoo.com, if you want to send me a picture. My claimed field...

Native Plants: An out-door plant for cat odor?, cat urine odor, lava rocks
cat urine odor, lava rocks, pea gravel: The best thing I ve found for neutralizing cat urine odor is vinegar... which isn t a plant. I m sorry I can t be more helpful! When I worked at an animal hospital we had an outdoor area for the dogs to go in that was all pea gravel which made it very easy...

Native Plants: native plant search for jacksonville, fl area....., security alarm systems, blackberry bushes
security alarm systems, blackberry bushes, spanish bayonet: Good morning Jesse, My thoughts on the subject of natural deterrents are that they work well against the casual intruder but against a determined trespasser they would only be a nuisance. The symmetry of a fence and barbed wire makes a pair of wire cutters...

Native Plants: Plant identification, google image search, jack in the pulpit
google image search, jack in the pulpit, leaf stalks: I suspect that you re looking at an unripe fruiting jack-in-the-pulpit with broken leaf stalks. The two stalks branching off the central stem should have leaves, but they do start to die back as the fruit ripens and they can get broken off pretty easily and...

Native Plants: Royal Palm, propane torch, butt rot
propane torch, butt rot, division of forestry: Hello Tom, I m no palm expert but your palm may be infected with ganoderma butt rot. There is no effective accepted treatment that I know of. I would suggest contacting the division of forestry to verify the problem. Usually infected trees are removed and...

Native Plants: Toadflax?, genuses, linaria vulgaris
genuses, linaria vulgaris, alternate one: It could indeed be a variety of Linaria as there are over 100 in a variety of colors, sizes and habit and there are other genuses which are very similar. So let s start from the beginning. I assume the flowers are labiate? Can you discern how many petals it...

Native Plants: unknown wild plant, carrot family, mustard family
carrot family, mustard family, plant question: It looks like a wild parsnip but a wild parsnip has a distinctive parsnippish smell. You ll know for sure if you uproot one as the root looks and smells like well, a parsnip. They don t usually grow that tall, and the leaves are a little off, but there are...

Native Plants: Windmill Palms Life Expectency?, windmill palms, windmill palm
windmill palms, windmill palm, maximum growth rate: Hello Cynthia, The windmill palm is not native to Florida but does grow well in most of Florida. It doesn t grow so well in south Florida according to some of the websites I checked but it seems like I saw some 20 footers in Key West 3 years ago. The average...

Native Plants: asteraceae, daisy family, african daisy
daisy family, african daisy, nursery trade: They are both certainly flowers of the asteraceae family, but it does not appear to be a midwest native. I am thinking that the second one at least is a commercially bred species of African Daisy or i Osteospermum /i and the first is some type of aster or...

Native Plants: corn plant height, corn species, apples and oranges
corn species, apples and oranges, irrigation methods: Though I m not at all an expert on agricultural crops, corn is a native species so I m going to have to give it a shot. I think the three biggest factors that will affect corn height is irrigation, soil health and genotype. It s highly likely that irrigation...

Native Plants: plant ID, watermelon, vine
Native Plants: plant ID, watermelon, vine

Native Plants: Largest organism, honey mushroom, living organism
honey mushroom, living organism, sexual organs: Yes, it s in Oregon and its name is Armillaria ostoyae or honey mushroom. Like all mushrooms, it exists for the most part as a hairy weblike structure underground. The mushroom heads that you see above ground are the sexual organs of the fungus. This particular...

Native Plants: Poisen Ivy?, poison oak rash, genus rubus
poison oak rash, genus rubus, autumn approaches: Thanks for the question Damien. You have nothing to fear regarding both poison oak and poison ivy. You are not even close on those. Those species are very distinct and well documented. You are wise to remember the golden rule Leaves of three, let it...

Native Plants: plant ID, camelia bush, moonseed
camelia bush, moonseed, yellow flower: The leaf looks like a moonseed, but the fruit doesn t at all! Are the leaves opposite or alternate? Are they smoothe or hairy? Where are you located? I am thinking since nobody grows camellias around here that your weed probably doesn t grow around here either...

Native Plants: planting shrubs, etc. in Tallahassee, Florida, shrubs bushes, plant shrubs
shrubs bushes, plant shrubs, planting shrubs: Hello Lloyd, It has always been my impression that the best time to plant shrubs and bushes is during the spring. The best time to prune and take up shrubs and bushes is fall and winter. The timing may vary depending on the type of plant and I have transplanted...

Native Plants: Winterberry Shrubs/Bush, swing of things, good fruit
swing of things, good fruit, shrubs: For good fruit set, you need a ratio of 1:4 males to females and they need to be within 100 feet of one another. I would add 1-2 more males on the opposite side of your females. Also, if you only just planted them last year, don t expect too much from them....

Native Plants: bamboo, indonesian origin, good luck
indonesian origin, good luck, origins: recardo, This is not really a question dealing with taxonomic reference assistance but I ll answer it anyway. I had no idea as to the origins of this word, but it only took me about 10 seconds to find it. It is of Indonesian origin and they spell it...

Native Plants: hydroponics, manganese zinc, dirt gardener
manganese zinc, dirt gardener, animal manure: While I m more of a dirt gardener, I recently got an Aerogrow Aerogarden as a gift from my sister in law. You keep it filled with water and a little pump flows the water over the roots and you add little pellets to keep it fed. I know that some systems use...

Native Plants: Corn, plant fertilizers, corns
plant fertilizers, corns, h20: Well corn needs water and water is water. It s H20 and I m not sure there s different kinds or at least I don t know what you mean by that. Most of the nutrients it gets is from the soil and it must be dissolved in water. It s the usual phosphorous, nitrogen,...

Native Plants: nut trees and berries, garrett counties, wild cherries
garrett counties, wild cherries, hickory trees: Each species is different. As a general rule, the nuts start to ripen and fall as the leaves start to change color. By the time the leaves fall, most of the nuts have fallen. Most berries are done by autumn. Wild cherries (if you want to call them berries)...

Native Plants: San Bernardino Foothills Native/Indigenous growth/seeds, chaparral plants revegetate
chaparral plants revegetate: Eva, I am answering this only because I have a partial answer and mostly a re-direction for you. Although I have my own ideas about revegetating a natural area, I would in this case direct you to someone who knew the answer with confidence. Please contact.........

Native Plants: Sarrancenia, acidic soil, dead bugs
acidic soil, dead bugs, sarracenia: Hello Shane, The 3 plants you mention are hybrids and don t appear in nature much above Eufala, Alabama, if that far north. They do need a domancy period to become and stay healthy plants but in areas where the frost line isn t zero they might be in trouble...

Native Plants: Western Hemlock, Hemlock, Taiga
Hemlock, Taiga, Rhizobium: Well I am not so sure what level of paper you are writing, but the general idea would be to focus half of your discussion on the biochemistry and cycling of Nitrogen to include fixation and the role of rhizobium to this end. The other half of your paper,...

Native Plants: ficus tree, ficus, rooting
ficus, rooting, hormone: Hi Ciro, I am not a Horticulturalist. Although I have done cuttings with members of this genus in college and even in my high school horticulture class, I am not a big fan of ficus as are so many. I understand the thrill of achieving optimal growth conditions...

Native Plants: Anthesis, day lily, pollination
day lily, pollination, late afternoon: Hello Carra, Anthesis refers to the time a flower is fully open. Some consider it the time a flower begins to open and is ready for pollination until the time it closes. Nocturnal flowers tend to open around dusk and usually close near dawn. The nocturnal...

Native Plants: DL abbreviation, native gardeners, landscape drawings
native gardeners, landscape drawings, american wildflowers: Without knowing what the creators of your drawing were thinking and I don t know if they re using common names or botanical names; I can only make a wild guess: daylily? or ditchlily (both common names for the same plant Hemerocallis spp). Most native gardeners...

Native Plants: indoors azalea, humidity tray, noonday sun
humidity tray, noonday sun, lit area: It sounds like you re doing okay. I would also put it on a humidity tray. Just a tray that s a bit bigger than the pot, filled with a layer of coarse sand or gravel that you keep water in to keep the air immediately around the plant somewhat moist. Don t let...

Native Plants: Pitcher Plant Leaf Morphology, California native plants leaf morphology pitcher adaptation
California native plants leaf morphology pitcher adaptation: Fran, Hello. I understand you are in Croatia. My Belgian friend is always telling me how wonderful your country is and a great tourist destination. I am far more familiar with the semi-desert plants of Southern California, but I am familiar with this northern...

Native Plants: sarracenia purpurea, florida natives, sarracenia leucophylla
florida natives, sarracenia leucophylla, sphagnum moss: Hello Fran, Sphagnum is reproduced sexually and asexually. Sexual reproduction creates spores and when the sporocytes pop open the spores are ejected. Asexual reproduction begins when a piece of the moss becomes detached from the plant and finds favorable...

Native Plants: saucermagnolia, saucer magnolia, fertile soil
saucer magnolia, fertile soil, ball water: Good morning Lynn, To the best of my knowledge this tree does well in full sun or partial shade. It prefers acidic soil although the range I read said pH 4.5 to 7. One source said it grows 25 to 30 feet tall with a 25 foot spread but does not grow well in...

Native Plants: pinecones, google image search, sunny window sill
google image search, sunny window sill, pine cones: Not all pine cones are fertile. They must be near to other pine trees to ensure that fertilization takes place, they are wind fertilized. That is, they release little spores from the male parts (catkins) and the wind blows them into the female parts (cones)...

Native Plants: trees suitable for indian continental climate, south asia plants
south asia plants: Hi Nisha, The plant kingdom is so vast that even plant taxonomists must subdivide their areas of focus. My areas of taxonomic understanding would be limited to the southern plains of Kansas, Oklahoma and North Texas as well as the inland chaparral community...

Native Plants: asparagus, garlic mustard, steve brill
garlic mustard, steve brill, euell gibbons: It s kind of a feathery bushy thing. I can t find a picture of an old bush, but there s a picture of an actively growing one with the article at http://www.sacredearth.com/ethnobotany/foraging/asparagus.php It doesn t get bushy like that till after harvest...

Native Plants: Moonflower variation?, moonflower vines, recessive mutation
moonflower vines, recessive mutation, leaved plants: There are alot of plants that go by the name moonflower, I imagine you mean one of the daturas? They aren t native here, so I don t know alot but I have planted them in my garden and I have never seen one that had red leaves. I would think that they would...

Native Plants: Possible form of Fungus?, google image search, gems and minerals
google image search, gems and minerals, indian pipe: Well, I don t know much about fungus. I haven t delved into mushroom hunting at all, except for morels, because I m afraid I ll poison myself. This is an interesting thing. No sign of any caps or anything. It s very interesting and certainly a parasite of...

Native Plants: period of dormancy, venus flytraps, sarracenia purpurea
venus flytraps, sarracenia purpurea, cause plants: Hello Fran, You don t have to cut all the leaves and pitchers or put them in the refrigerator. Some people live where it doesn t get cold enough for the seeds to stratify and they will put the seeds in the refrigerator for a month or two to stratify....

Native Plants: phyto medicines, hybiscus malaysia plants medicinal
hybiscus malaysia plants medicinal: I personally have only heard that Tropical Hybiscus was in the past used by Chinese herbalists, by knew nothing more. I m surprised a Botany grad would need to ask anyone for this easily accessed information. After 2 minutes on line, I discovered the same...

Native Plants: Ficus tree-sap droppings, ficus tree, tree sap
ficus tree, tree sap, bug problems: Ficus are not native midwestern plants, BUT my husband keeps them so I know a bit. Don t take me for an expert I ll just tell you what I do. I use a weak solution of dishsoap and water with a bit of borax in it and carefully wash the bark and leaves. I...

Native Plants: house plants, dead skin cells, leaf hairs
dead skin cells, leaf hairs, fake plants: In my house, dust falls upon both real and fake plants. Outside in my garden and really everywhere traffic is heavy I find that certain leaves most always have a small blanket of particulate hydrocarbon, but then I live in southern California where this is...

Native Plants: Magnolia tree, dish soap, magnolia tree
dish soap, magnolia tree, borax: It sounds like scale. Scale is very difficult to get rid of and I have not found any good suggestions anywhere. I had it on my cherry tree last year and I made a concoction of a gallon of water, a few drops of dish soap, a tblsp of borax and quite a bit of...

Native Plants: Native Plants/Cool Root Run, micronutrient, carnivorous
micronutrient, carnivorous, aeration: Once again, I am stunned that I am being asked about carnivorous plants when there is a highly qualified specialist here on this site named George Heaton. If you have worked this closely with this plant, I d say that you are more the expert than I. However,...

Native Plants: Phlox?, phlox drummondii, plant blooms
phlox drummondii, plant blooms, carnation family: I m thinking that s dianthus in the same family as carnations. They re on my list of favorite flowers though they don t grow wild around here at all. I believe they are Mediterranean in origin. Anyway they show up in Greek myth. Do an image search for dianthus...

Native Plants: red maple tree, red maple tree, bonzai
red maple tree, bonzai, telephone wires: these make great bonzai, so, my husband the bonzai geek would tell you to just shape the tree around the wire using bonzai techniques. A young tree is pretty flexible. Using wire or rope, you can get it to grow in just about any direction you want. So -...

Native Plants: limelight hydeanges, limelight hydrangea, mulch
limelight hydrangea, mulch, leaves: The best way to prevent this from happening is to water really well when you first plant it and to mulch really well. I find they can sometimes be brought back if you neglect this by mulching and watering really well for a few weeks. So mulch, water and pray....

Native Plants: plant identification, leaf structure, pleasant smell
leaf structure, pleasant smell, dense woods: Well, I m not really familiar with the southern states and I find that it s easier to go by fruit and flowers than leaves. Sometimes I ll watch a plant for a whole season before I really know what it is. It sounds vaguely nut-like from your description, but...

Native Plants: Chinese Tallow Tree, chinese tallow tree, florida state parks
chinese tallow tree, florida state parks, fast growing shade tree: Hello Randi, Florida state parks had started an eradication program of the Chinese Tallow, popcorn tree, several years ago. I think it is still in effect but I m not sure. It is highly invasive and I would get rid of it before it is too late. I didn t know...

Native Plants: unknow purple berries, plant taxonomist, aralia spinosa
plant taxonomist, aralia spinosa, purple berries: Tom, I never look forward to these photos of what people find. Such photos are seldom the close up of leaf or flower/fruit morphology that we who enjoy identification need to do get the job done. Two more disclaimers that I must include are..... #1)...

Native Plants: pony tail palm head was knocked off and will it generate a new top
Native Plants: pony tail palm head was knocked off and will it generate a new top

Native Plants: pitcher plants, chaparral plants, volcanic slopes
chaparral plants, volcanic slopes, plant fertilizer: Donna, I was asked a question about Darlingtonia before and attempted to guide the questioner to a real expert in this species. You can read about that exchange in the link below. I am familiar with Chaparral plants of southern California and wildflowers...

Native Plants: pony tail palm head was knocked off and will it generate a new top, apical meristem, ponytail palm
apical meristem, ponytail palm, sun porch: I would not get my hopes up on this. Its so hard to say without standing right next it. Now that I know its a house plant, I m thinking-- No. Indoor light is not the kind of thing you need to hormonally stimulate growth and this is the worst time of the year...

Native Plants: unknown flowering plant, mimosa
mimosa: Gene, Happy holidays to you as well. I was always warned to beware of strangers who call you friend , but whatever the case, I think I can help you. Thanks for the distinctive close up floral part photo you supplied me with. Too often people on AllExperts...

Native Plants: corn plants indoors, Dracaena
Dracaena: Siyani, Below I have listed some valuable information. If you are exceeding these parameters of temperature or watering or light, then try to get in line with them for optimal results. My read on this species (and we own two) is that it is the perfect ...

Native Plants: Duckweed, duckweed, aquaculture
duckweed, aquaculture, tilapia: Nick, I have visited freshwater prawn aquaculture operations in Thailand and saltwater fish ponds the Philippines. Thinking back on every aquaculture operation I have ever seen, I have always seen duckweed. There are a few species of Lemna and it is found...

Native Plants: Botany, xylem, phloem
xylem, phloem, transpiration: Subhas, I am on vacation through the summer so instead of generating something from my head as I normally do, I ll just provide this link that seems to the point . It even has simplistic animations at the bottom. Good Luck.......Ed http://leavingbio.net/TRANSPORT%20OF%20MATERIALS%20IN%20A%20FLOWERING%20PLANT.htm...

Native Plants: Bottle Biology (ecology), optimal, growth
optimal, growth, direct: Hi Nikayla, In the USA, we teachers are on vacation at present and I normally don t answer questions at this time. Also, I realize that down under you guys are in session at this time so this is likely an issued homework problem. Regardless, your innocently...

Native Plants: Summer heat, temperature
temperature: Hi Judith, I didn t notice a question mark anywhere, but I will assume that you seek advice on what to do in your circumstances. We all struggle with these issues because we insist upon growing plants which are beautiful to us instead of flowing with...

Native Plants: Willow tree, willow, salix
willow, salix, trees: Adila, Of the 400+ species of the genus Salix, there are 26 that would qualify with a native range to include Alberta, Canada. Enjoy the fruit of my research. I do ask that you tell me why you needed this information when you provide your feedback for this...

Native Plants: yucca plant, yucca
yucca: Hi Bev, I m sorry, but unless you live in Florida near gator country, you re screwed. Yucca gloriosa growing on your property in Florida would be your ticket, but outside of that, I’d say keep dreaming. There is always an outside chance that you live in...

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Native Plants: looking for trees fvor Corona, CA, california fan palm, thundercloud plum
california fan palm, thundercloud plum, blue gum: Jennifer, My opinion is that one who lives in So. Cal needs to not only consider heat tolerance in trees, but these things as well... 1) Full sun 2) Drought tolerant 3) Nature of root system 4) Shade needs 5) Leaf litter consideration 6) Tannins...

Native Plants: Web Worms, web worms
web worms: Jerry, Hi. My grandmother s trees were always affected by web worms and I remember the rule of thumb in being proactive. If untreated, these worms will proliferate and the web coverage will enlarge. These little suckers are hard to get at because most fruiting...

Native Plants: plants that make medicine, atropa belladonna, madagascar periwinkle
atropa belladonna, madagascar periwinkle, liver ailments: Hi Arcenio, Thanks for your question. About 60% of pharmaceuticals are made from plants, or are synthesized from plant derivatives. Plants are being studied all the time as we search for cures for disease. Here is a partial list, and I will add some...

Native Plants: venus fly trap, venus fly trap, chemical equations
venus fly trap, chemical equations, genetic conditions: Hi Carson, I m pretty sure the link below is exactly the page you re looking for. It discusses the very structure of the plant, and has molecular diagrams, and chemical equations. It aught to at least give you a jump start. Hope this helps. http://www.physorg.com/news186414766.htm...

Native Plants: Trees and growth, ficus benjamina, definite identification
ficus benjamina, definite identification, four trees: Hi Bob, It still looks like a Ficus Benjamina, but here is a photo of what I need to see. I need a close up of the leaf - not the whole tree. It might be easier for you to contact me directly by email - plantwhisperer@cox.net. I want to be sure what...

Native Plants: Trees for Alberta, central alberta canada, autumn purple ash
central alberta canada, autumn purple ash, shallow root systems: Hi Stacy, There are several types of Maple that are recommended for your area. Amur, Manitoba, Silver, and Unity are all hardy in zones 2 and 3. Maples are considered to be shallow rooted trees. Other examples of shade trees with shallow root systems...

Native Plants: Maximum Life Span of Trees and Plants,, maximum life span, coconut species
maximum life span, coconut species, cedars of lebanon: Hi Prashant, Thank you for your question. It is possible to estimate the maximum life span of trees and plants. I will include links to some lists of the life span of common trees below. The cedars of Lebanon in Becharri, are the oldest trees known -...

Native Plants: Tendrils of climbing plants, genus phyllostachys, giant kelp
genus phyllostachys, giant kelp, rapid growth rate: Hi John, Interesting question. Kudzu is probably the fastest growing vine. In summer in the southern US, it grows about 1 foot per day. It now covers about 70 million acres. Giant Kelp can beat that with 1.5 ft per day. Bamboo tops them all - some species...

Native Plants: Banana Trees, banana trees, banana fruit
banana trees, banana fruit, rhizome: Stan, Bananas do not produce seeds in their fruit. Bananas reproduce asexually. The offspring is identical to the parent, they spread by means of rhizomes (underground stems). A rhizome will send up a false stem where leaves emerge. Bananas produce a stalk...

Native Plants: Botany and taxonomy, gymnosperms and angiosperms, monocots and dicots
gymnosperms and angiosperms, monocots and dicots, amniote egg: David, The easiest way to show the differences between monocots and dicots is to list the morpholgical differences side by side. Monocots Dicots embryo w single cotyledon embryo w two cotyledons...

Native Plants: basil seedlings/sulphur odor, sewage treatment plants, basil plants
sewage treatment plants, basil plants, basil plant: Good morning Lisa, It seems like it would have to be something in the soil if it isn t in the water. If you care to experiment you might take the basil plant and wash the soil from the roots and place the basil plant in a container with water. Water the remaining...

Native Plants: Cal Native Oak, panama city, retaining wall
panama city, retaining wall, hillside: This isn t in my field of expertise but I m fairly sure that none of the 3 species of California native oak are federally protected. Depending on where you live will depend on whether the tree is locally protected but usually permission of the owner and a...

Native Plants: Cedar Trees, south east michigan, wet soil
south east michigan, wet soil, soil ph: Good afternoon Barb, I don t know which cedar specie you have but most have similar needs. Usually you should plant them in a well drained slightly acidic soil. Most don t tolerate constantly wet soil, which tends to deprive the roots of oxygen, but the white...

Native Plants: College student that needs plant help, stems and flowers, cogeneration power
stems and flowers, cogeneration power, corn wheat: Dear T, While I strongly oppose doing other student s homework, I will give you some hints. You might be surprised as to how much of a plant is used for various purposes froma single harvest. In example, after cotton fibers are ginned from the bolls, the...

Native Plants: critter eating sundew, sundews, raccoons
sundews, raccoons, critters: Good morning Cheryl, The chances of recovery are good if the roots are still covered. I ve had many sundews dug up and carried off. Sometimes at night by raccoons and sometimes during the day by birds. I think the critters are after the bugs trapped on the...

Native Plants: cutting back a yucca plant, yucca plants, spanish bayonet
yucca plants, spanish bayonet, yucca plant: Hello Laura, I m no expert at this but have trimmed the sharp points off Spanish bayonet and Spanish dagger plants, which are the 2 yucca plants I m most familiar with, and had no detrimental effects. I have seen several with leaves trimmed to the trunk and...

Native Plants: Diana Tree Althea, american hibiscus society, hibiscus syriacus
american hibiscus society, hibiscus syriacus, root ball: Good morning Jaime, This is not my field of expertise but I have had success with hibiscus. They tend to prefer a slightly acidic well drained soil which doesn t stay wet. Over watering could indeed be your problem. If you made the hole about one foot larger...

Native Plants: elephant ear, elephant ears, elephant ear
elephant ears, elephant ear, compost pile: Good morning Scott, I live in Florida and have seen elephant ears over 12 feet tall with leaves almost 6 feet across. I have personally had leaves on my plants over 4 feet across and stalks in excess of 10 feet. These bigger plants grow on the edge of a compost...

Native Plants: Food, green leaves, cauliflower
green leaves, cauliflower, allergic reaction: Stan, It is my experience that those large green leaves are recycled. Although Cauliflower is related to cabbage it does contain a chemical which in some people causes an allergic reaction. My understanding is that this chemical accumulates in the foliage,...

Native Plants: Banana Trees, black seeds, bananas
Native Plants: Banana Trees, black seeds, bananas, banana

Native Plants: Botany and taxonomy, mammals, plants
Native Plants: Botany and taxonomy, mammals, plants, monocots and dicots

Native Plants: Pineapple, outer skin, thick slices
Native Plants: Pineapple, outer skin, thick slices, pineapple

Native Plants: Torrey Pine pruning & maintenance, torrey pine, arborist
Native Plants: Torrey Pine pruning & maintenance, torrey pine, arborist, torrey pines

Native Plants: feeding, fish pellets, outer skeleton
fish pellets, outer skeleton, venus flytrap: Good morning Mike, You shouldn t have to feed your hybrid, unless it is isolated where bugs can t get to it, as it will attract and catch bugs on its own. I don t know what is in the fish pellets, so I can t recommend them. Sarracenia tend to dissolve and...

Native Plants: a flower, tiny seeds, burbank illinois
tiny seeds, burbank illinois, phlox flowers: hi there, u can get the picture on the internet if u know the family & name of the flower. if u know the scientific name, nothing like that. because your description brings to my mind several flowers of that type, & i dont want to mislead you pasty. i...

Native Plants: flowering vines, spring bloomers, flowering vines
spring bloomers, flowering vines, light climate: Dear T, It is not unusual for Pink Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthemum) not not be bloolimg during the summer. In most areas they are traditionally a winter and spring bloomers and will spend the summer growing and resting. After they become established, they...

Native Plants: fountain grass, fountain grass, sublime texas
fountain grass, sublime texas, dead grass: Dear Sue, In many places, Fountain grass (Pennisetum Purpureum ) is perennial and will resprout from the base in spring. The tawny fall foliage can be left through winter to provide sculptural interest and food for birds, or cut to the ground. In very cold...

Native Plants: fruit trees, grafting fruit trees, how to graft fruit trees
grafting fruit trees, how to graft fruit trees, other search engine: Hello Kathleen, I can tell you how but the options available are many and easily found online if you search for grafting fruit trees. There are many books on the subject, and several are probably available in your local library, but I can t think of the title...

Native Plants: fruits and vegetables, woody plant, fruits and vegetables
woody plant, fruits and vegetables, vine: Kay, I guess for me the easiest way to clarify the difference is that a fruit typically grows on a tree, bush, vine or other woody plant producing seed enclosed within a fleshy envelope. Whereas a vegetable typically is grown on or in the soil and the plant...

Native Plants: grapefruit tree, grapefruit tree, high as the ceiling
grapefruit tree, high as the ceiling, root structures: Laurie, It sounds as if your grapefruit tree, although in a large pot, may be suffering from being pot bound. As plants mature in pots they develop extensive root structures. Often the roots begin to circle around in the pot and eventually there is no real...

Native Plants: Lucky Bamboo, pruning shears, time and patience
pruning shears, time and patience, unwanted growth: Good morning Carolyn, This isn t my field of expertise but lucky bamboo can be trained in a fashion similar to bonsai trees. Time and patience are required to achieve the desired effect. A form can be used to tie the bamboo to to encourage the spirals most...

Native Plants: loufah, luffa sponges, shade canopy
luffa sponges, shade canopy, cantalopes: Dear R, You probably would have done better to ask this question under Vines, Vegetables or Seeds but I can answer you partialy. Luffa sponges are the soft fibrous interiors of the Luffa gourd. Like other gourds such as pumpkins and cantalopes, luffa...

Native Plants: Matting Leaves, silica sand, free matting
silica sand, free matting, mail order: Mike, A number of years ago I create a local plant journal. Like you my thought was to maintain leaf color and have these wonderful leaves for reference. I still have my leaf journal but I never found a means to preserve true color. Keep in mind the...

Native Plants: magnolia tree, magnolia trees, magnolia tree
magnolia trees, magnolia tree, nice day: Good morning Trey, Yes it is. Your success could vary depending on the method you use but it is definitely possible. Making a clone is easy if you have the right equipment and rooting a branch is harder but you would end up with a bigger tree faster if you...

Native Plants: Native Plants, lucerne valley, creosote bush
lucerne valley, creosote bush, native plants: Stan, It is difficult to place an age on a particular plant because the Creosote bush grows as a clone of itself. Spreading outward the oldest portion may decline and die while the younger portions continue to thrive and grow. Botanists have dated one...

Native Plants: Norfolk pine in OK?, eureka springs ar, norfolk island pine
eureka springs ar, norfolk island pine, norfolk pine: Norfolk Island Pine is an excellent house plant in your locality. The reason I say house plant is, originally this pine is from the Phillipines and the sub tropical pacific. Although I have seen the tree perform well in hardiness zones of 7-8 it will perform...

Native Plants: name of plant species, international code of botanical nomenclature, latin plant names
international code of botanical nomenclature, latin plant names, binomial nomenclature: Raymond, I have often seen plant names written, both with and without the abbreviation. I understand from reading through the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature that listing the author (art.) is not always necessary. With that said, I am of the...

Native Plants: oleanders, santa paula ca, sparse growth
santa paula ca, sparse growth, oleanders: Dear M, This is a great time to prune back oleanders. The weather will be warm and days long for another month or so. Oleanders will regrow from hard prunings down to 1 ft from the plant s base. After pruning and thinning out the oldest canes, make sure...

Native Plants: Peace of Lily Plant, insect sprays, ortho products
insect sprays, ortho products, ant bait: Good morning Chris, Most insect sprays have a disclaimer which indicates where they shouldn t be used and are safe for most plants which you don t intend to eat but I think I would go with an ant bait if they have started a nest in the planter. We tend to...

Native Plants: Pineapple, flower bud, globe arizona
flower bud, globe arizona, moist soil: Dear P, A pineapple, while an unusual fruit in the way it grows and the species it comes from, is a fruit. It consists of a fleshy outer surface which protects and transports the seeds within. It does have an unusual growth on the top called a pup by...

Native Plants: Plant growth, move plants, branch tip
move plants, branch tip, house plants: Dear S, Spindly houseplants can develope due to several factors. Lack of sufficient light is the most common cause. To improve their appearance, move plants to a brightly lit room or closer to a east or west facing window. Keep them from hot direct sun...

Native Plants: phosphorous plant, plant root, lichens
plant root, lichens, glows: Good afternoon Rajesh, The bioluminescent or phosphorescent qualities are mainly in the fungus and bacteria families. I think some lichens and mosses also exhibit these characteristics also. Foxfire is one that comes to mind. When I was in the Merchant Marine...

Native Plants: Can I plant Yucca Plants from seed?, yucca plants, spanish bayonet
yucca plants, spanish bayonet, southcentral kansas: Good afternoon Shaunna, I live in Florida and yucca plants are prolific here. Spanish bayonet, the tall ones, and Spanish dagger, the short ones, were and I guess still are used under windows and around borders to discourage intrusions. They get pretty flowers...

Native Plants: ponytailpalm bulb damage, ponytail palm, root ball
ponytail palm, root ball, good afternoon: Good afternoon Leeann, If you have some pruning paint you could paint the damaged area to prevent infection and stop pest intrusion. Then cover it with dirt if it is low enough to the root ball. If you feel brave and want to experiment try rootone and it might...

Native Plants: research 1, health food stores, cup cakes
health food stores, cup cakes, aid digestion: Good morning Gem, The answer listing all the garden plants with uses as food supplements would fill a book I would imagine. All plants have some possible uses as food supplements but most are not used because there is something better or it is cost prohibitive....

Native Plants: Slope planting, creeping phlox, member of the mint family
creeping phlox, member of the mint family, narrow your choices: Good morning Jeannie, This isn t my field of expertise but if the slope is too steep to mow I would suggest terracing or a running ground cover to prevent erosion. Creeping juniper, juniperus horizontalis, comes in various heights and colors and is suitable...

Native Plants: Sunflower, national flower, camomille
national flower, camomille, google: Good morning Jewels, The camomille dadviolet used to be the Russian national flower I think but today the sunflower cultivar developed in Russia may have taken the title. I m not sure where to varify this information but before I bet any money on it I would...

Native Plants: Torrey Pine pruning & maintenance, best management practices, sdg e
best management practices, sdg e, open wounds: Good afternoon Terresa, I m glad you followed up and hope you will continue to update me. It is often the case that experts disagree and the most popular answer is not always the right one, but with limited knowledge a person will tend to agree with the popular...

Native Plants: Tropical "LOOKING" Plants, cannas bulbs, colored foliage
cannas bulbs, colored foliage, trumpet flowers: Dear E, Sounds like you need to try some different nurseries! The Tropical look is all the rage in Seattle right now. While many of the plants used are not winter hardy (often referred to as tender perennials ), you can still have a vibrant tropical...

Native Plants: transplanting our century plant, century plants, century plant
century plants, century plant, landscaper: Good morning Cathy, Let me start by saying this is not my field of expertise and that the only century plants I have transplanted were in pots. If your plant is in bloom now I wouldn t transplant it because the century plant is monocarpic and will die shortly...

Native Plants: transplanting yucka plants, wet roots, yucca plant
wet roots, yucca plant, long tap: Good morning Esther, The yucca plant is one of the easiest plants to transplant if you are careful not to get stuck by the sharp tips of the leaves. Even small portions of the root will sprout if you don t get it all when you take it up. If you tie the leaves...

Native Plants: tree, flower beds, cedar trees
flower beds, cedar trees, pine straw: Good morning Cynthia, It could be a pine or cedar or maybe something else but is probably a pine. It should have needles which resemble the pines from where the straw came from. Give it a little time and you should be able to recognize the needles which are...

Native Plants: Watering a yucka plant, yucca plants, yucca plant
yucca plants, yucca plant, plant container: Good morning Tonya, This isn t my field of expertise and there are many different varieties of yucca plants. Most yucca plants that grow in the desert get very little water. A yucca plant in a container that allows for good drainage could be watered once a...

Native Plants: Willow tree, weeping willow, willow tree
weeping willow, willow tree, ceramic pot: Good morning Judy, This isn t my field of expertise but I m almost certain that if you treat it like a bonsai it will survive. The problem may be that it is already too big for its pot. The shock of transplanting may have caused the leaves to fall off although...

Native Plants: wild sweet pea and brush killer, wild sweet pea, plant roots
wild sweet pea, plant roots, flower bed: Dear Gail, I truly beleive tha there is not more effective weedkiller than Roundup avaialbe to gardeners. Not only does it kill the roots, but does not leave a toxic residue in the ground that can damage new plantings or bulbs. The trick is repeat spraying...

Native Plants: yucca plant - emergency, yucca plant, dead bark
yucca plant, dead bark, flower stalk: Good afternoon Eileen, There should be no problem saving the plant but the flower stalk may be doomed. Cutting the stalk at an angle at both sides of the break and grafting them back together may work if it hasn t been broken too long. You may even be able...

Natural Family Planning: 19 Days Past Ovulation- Elevated Temps- Negative HPT, ammenorhea, coverline
ammenorhea, coverline, cd 30: It is my understanding that elevated temperatures beyond day 14 usually means pregnancy. I would say that you are still not back to normal from the breastfeeding ammenorhea and that you probably did ovulate around CD 30 and, therefore, have to wait a few...

Natural Family Planning: off bipolar meds/trying 2 become pregnant, bipolar, fetus
bipolar, fetus, meds: I do not have any information about the risks from bipolar medicine on pregnancy. Your doctors will help you with that. It is always a concern to be off your medication when you have a serious condition like bipolar. I hope you are taking your doctor s...

Natural Family Planning: low post ovulation temps, normal progesterone level, luteal phase
normal progesterone level, luteal phase, low progesterone: So you are probably in your mid 30 s? Low progesterone is a cause of a short post Luteal phase and low temperatures. Thyroid is a cause of low temperatures. You could be in the early stages of peri-menopause, it wouldn t be too early for that. I suggest...

Natural Family Planning: older women, basal body temperature, progesterone levels
basal body temperature, progesterone levels, temperature pattern: Yes, the older you are the less likely you will get pregnant. But without the practice of charting your cycles, you will not know if you are still fertile. I would recommend that you get a good book or talk to an experienced NFP practitioner who can get...

Natural Family Planning: when do i ovulate?, basal body temperature thermometer, basal body temperature
basal body temperature thermometer, basal body temperature, fever thermometer: It looks like you have about 30 day cycles, maybe 29 days. People are generally right because a perfect cycle does have ovulation at around 14 days before your next period. But this can vary due to your health and fertility. The shorter the time between...

Natural Family Planning: safe sex, complications during pregnancy, becoming a mother
complications during pregnancy, becoming a mother, safe sex: Without teaching you all the information you need to know about Natural Family Planning, the best I can say is that the week before your period is the only safe time to have sex without a condom. There is more time than that but i would have to have more...

Natural Family Planning: nfp, fertility pattern, irregular periods
fertility pattern, irregular periods, birth control: Absolutely! One of the advantages of NFP is that is helps you know when to expect your period. You have to learn the signs and symptoms of your own particular fertility pattern. Once you have a good idea about your pattern and how to anticipate what s going...

Natural Family Planning: could i be pregnant, omega 3 fish oil, ovulation calculator
omega 3 fish oil, ovulation calculator, pregnancy hormone: I think it will be nearly impossible for you to get pregnant with a 24 day cycle. There isn t enough time between ovulation and your period starting for the pregnancy hormone (progesterone) to get going. From the beginning of your period (day 1) to ovulation...

Natural Family Planning: Trying to conceive, pregnancy hormones, ovulation chart
pregnancy hormones, ovulation chart, ovarian cysts: I m not a doctor but I ve had some experience and done lots of research on fertility. A cycle that is only 26 days long is usually not long enough to sustain a pregnancy. Ovulation usually occurs 14 days before your next period. If the length of time from...

Natural Family Planning: Vanished Fertility???, short luteal phase, cervical mucus
short luteal phase, cervical mucus, prenatal vitamins: I m not thinking that switching vitamins would be a factor. I think you will find that you are experiencing a normal variation in your cycle. Have your luteal phases gotten longer on the Optivite? That would be a good thing, of course. If your leuteal...

Natural Family Planning: perimenopause contraception, ovulation mucus, signs of ovulation
ovulation mucus, signs of ovulation, ovulation symptoms: What signs of ovulation are you referring to? Some of them are somewhat subjective but others are objective, such as the mucus and cervical signs. The one I used and understand the best is the temperature sign. I recommend that you start taking your...

Natural Family Planning: unusual cycle, herbal supplement, mucus
herbal supplement, mucus, ovulation: Probably just an unusual cycle, without ovulation. It can take your body a bit of time to get back to normal. Your period may or may not start in a couple of days. You may ovulate later on and have a longer cycle this month. This is not abnormal unless...

Natural Family Planning: Natural Family Planning, effect temperature, pregnancy test
effect temperature, pregnancy test, t effect: Elevated temperature usually indicates one of two things: pregnancy or illness. If you are not sick, I would take a pregnancy test. Benadryl doesn t effect temperature as much as it does mucus signs. It causes mucus to dry up. I m not a doctor, but...

Natural Family Planning: Abnormal cycle, ovulating period, medical work
ovulating period, medical work, nfp: If you are not having periods, you are not ovulating. That s one fact. If you are having an non-ovulating cyle, you don t know that unless you are charting (your temperature won t rise and stay up until your period starts) or you get some kind of medical...

Natural Family Planning: charting quesiton, art of natural family planning, natural family planning
art of natural family planning, natural family planning, according to the rules: If your signs are going back to the non-fertile type, you could decide that it s OK to have sexual intercourse. I can t say for you what level of wanting to avoid getting pregnant you are at, compared with your need/desire for sex. If your desire to...

Natural Family Planning: when is my most fertile day?, NFP, infertility
NFP, infertility, progesterone: I just remember my experience and what I read about infertility and PMS (I was mostly concerned about the PMS when I did the research). My cycles were 29 days and I was taking my temperature and I was ovulating (as I recall - this was all 29 years ago!) ...

Natural Family Planning: when would I be fertile?, early pregnancy tests, negative pregnancy tests
early pregnancy tests, negative pregnancy tests, time of ovulation: Based on the information you are giving me, I have to assume you have not been charting the signs and symptoms of fertility. Therefore, you have less information than you could have. I would recommend that you start doing that if you are interested in successfully...

Natural Family Planning: ovaluation and temperature spike, ovulation predictor kit, pregnancy hormones
ovulation predictor kit, pregnancy hormones, ovaluation: Absolutely, if your temperature goes up you are ovulating. Sometimes it does it gradually, sometimes all in one day. I truly believe that sexual activity inspires clear cut ovulation and your annectodal report indicates that could be true. If there is...

Natural Family Planning: Pregnancy after delayed ovulation - due date question!, delayed ovulation, home study course
delayed ovulation, home study course, return cd: I m kind of a self-taught NFP expert myself, so I hope this isn t a case of the blind leading the blind. Anyway, looking at your chart and what I do know about NFP charting and the pattern of signs and symptoms, I tend to agree with the doctor that you probably...

Natural Family Planning: What should I do?, omega 3 fish oil, birth control pills
omega 3 fish oil, birth control pills, low calorie diet: Your body has to be able to feed a growing child. I suspect you are right about the low calorie diet and exercising contributing to your infertility. I don t know how long it will take to jump start your cycles again but it s worth a try if you want to get...

Natural Family Planning: BBT, instant gratification, ovulation
instant gratification, ovulation, fluke: NFP isn t about instant gratification. There will always be fluctuations in signs so you have to take them as a group not individually. Tomorrow whenyou take your temp again, look at the pattern and see what it shows. And the day after that, looking back...

Natural Family Planning: can't get pregnant?, dermoid cysts, mysteries of the universe
dermoid cysts, mysteries of the universe, regular periods: Women can still have periods but not be fertile. It is one of the mysteries of the universe. Sounds like you are working with a doctor to help get at the bottom of the problem. You might look into thyroid problems and visit with a nutritionist or naturopathy...

Natural Family Planning: weired feelings, couple sec, breast pain
couple sec, breast pain, day of ovulation: I don t think you could be pregnant, right about now is your time for ovulation, if you are ovulating. From the sound of your symptoms it seems more likely to be a digestive concern. Your breast pain could be from ovulation or from something unrelated to...

Natural Family Planning: progesterone cream, natural progesterone cream, periods women
natural progesterone cream, periods women, leutal phase: Symptoms of Luteal Phase Defect For many women, the subtle signs of LPD will go unnoticed until they experience problems trying to conceive. The majority of women with LPD will have the appearance of a normal menstrual cycle because of their regular periods....

Natural Family Planning: Could I Be Pregnant?, short luteal phase, cervical mucus
short luteal phase, cervical mucus, sore breast: Well, taking birth control pills for even a few days can really mess you up. You may have to wait another month before your body gets back to normal again after the pill. Sorry. It s bad stuff as you can see from only taking it a few days. If, however,...

Natural Family Planning: Long Menstural Cycles, menstural cycles, educated guess
menstural cycles, educated guess, irregular cycles: Too little progesterone makes the post-leutal phase short. That s the time between ovulation and your period starting. That could also make it harder to get pregnant. My thoughts are that if you got pregnant the first time that your hormones are OK. At...

Natural Family Planning: rhthym/timing methods, basal body temperature method, basal body temperature
basal body temperature method, basal body temperature, natural family planning: the benefits of practicing NFP (Natural Family Planning) is that there are very little risks, including the risk of pregnancy. Because you learn how your body works, you are able to know clearly when you can get pregnant and when you cannot. Withdrawal is...

Natural Family Planning: calculation help..., signs and symptoms of ovulation, symptoms of ovulation
signs and symptoms of ovulation, symptoms of ovulation, period jan: Ovulation generally occurs in the middle of your cycle. Without doing the NFP charting of your signs and symptoms of ovulation, the rule of thumb is that ovulation is about 10-14 days before your next period starts. Since your cycles are either 29 - 32 days...

Natural Family Planning: cervical mucus, anorexia and bulimia, cervical mucus
anorexia and bulimia, cervical mucus, accurate pregnancy: So maybe this baby will help you stabilize and get healthy. Already, you are eating more/better! I hope everything continues to go well. Think more positive thoughts about what a wonderful experience you are going to have with pregnancy and a new baby someday....

Natural Family Planning: NFP, ccli, marrie
ccli, marrie, abstinence: The amount of sex married people have is not something I can find statistics on. The challenge with NFP is that you won t be able to have sex every weekend, or twice a week or whatever your preference is. Those 10 days are usually at the end of her cycle...

Natural Family Planning: ovulation confusion, art of natural family planning, cervical mucus
art of natural family planning, cervical mucus, natural family planning: I m sorry I didn t get back to you right away! I meant to and then I forgot because I had a study weekend to attend and never got back to the computer! Please forgive me. I m not sure I can help you a lot. The art of natural family planning is that it...

Natural Family Planning: How Not to get Pregnant Naturally, fertile periods, sympto thermal method
fertile periods, sympto thermal method, nice family: Congratulations on your nice family. I m sure you are busy. Learning NFP takes some time but the rewards are greater knowledge about your health and fertility as well as confidence that you know what you are doing and surprises are less likely than with...

Natural Family Planning: my ovulation days, period cycle, ovulation
period cycle, ovulation, progesterone: If your period cycle is only 22 days, it s hard to say when you ovulate. If that is indeed the case, you probably have a case of shortened post leutal phase which means there is not enough progesterone in your body which is produced after ovulation. without...

Natural Family Planning: Trying to concieve?, temperature thermometer, ovulation tests
temperature thermometer, ovulation tests, fertility test: I m sorry to have taken so long to answer. I thought I had cleared up all the pending questions but I guess I missed yours! The only way to find out if you are ovulating (besides paying money for ovulation tests) is to chart your morning temperature (before...

Natural Family Planning: TTC after miscarriage, low progesterone, miscarraige
low progesterone, miscarraige, basal temperature: Hopefully, you ll get back to your normal 31-34 day cycles with the longer Post Leutal phases. It sounds like your miscarriage didn t really have anything to do with progesterone. I m sorry for your loss! That must have been very hard for you. I wish you...

Natural Family Planning: whats going on?, cervical mucus, lower abdomen
cervical mucus, lower abdomen, 2ww: Yes, I d say you are testing too soon. Give it a week, put your mind at rest and just relax. You can t get pregnant now anyway, until the next cycle. So now is the time to let your body do it s thing until you get the next sign about what is going on....

Natural Family Planning: alternative birth control, swollen fingers, condomes
swollen fingers, condomes, oral contraceptives: The best way to space your children is with NFP. The website that I recommend is this one: http://www.nfpandmore.org/ But there are others that might be more secular, if you are not a religious person. NFP is simple to learn, this website has a manual...

Natural Family Planning: Low temperatures over-all, luteral phase, low progesterone
luteral phase, low progesterone, thyroid problem: I am so sorry to take so long to get back to you! I don t get many questions and I forgot to go on vacation when I went away last week. Last night when I returned home, I had 116 emails and your question slipped through the cracks until the system sent...

Natural Family Planning: when are my ovulation days?, basal thermometer, ovulation
basal thermometer, ovulation, graph: Your ovulation days are generally about the middle of your cycle. With a 30 day cycle you would ovulate around day 15 (13 + 15 = 28th of the month. The egg lives only one day but sperm can live several days, so you are fertile for a few days before and after...

Natural Family Planning: Pregnancy?, pregnancy question, sexual intercourse
pregnancy question, sexual intercourse, married sex: that would be my guess. Some girls your age don t even have their periods yet. Sometimes girls get their periods and then they stop for a while. If you want to learn more about your body you could learn Natural Family Planning. You would be able to tell...

Natural Family Planning: breastfeeding and trying NOT to get pregnant, fertile cycle, ecological breastfeeding
fertile cycle, ecological breastfeeding, contraceptive methods: Breastfeeding will give you extended infertility but it has to be a certain kind of breastfeeding. It is called ecological breastfeeding and when I used it my first two kids were 2 1/2 years apart and my next two were 3 1/4 years apart. Here is an article...

Natural Family Planning: am i fertile, regular periods, depo shot
regular periods, depo shot, luteal phase: Depo has a reputation for messing up hormones and sometimes they don t get fixed for a long time. I am afraid I don t know much about those hormone levels, if they are good or not. The lab usually has a range that indicates normal . I think you will have...

Natural Family Planning: preg???????????, negative pregnancy test, vitamin deficiencies
negative pregnancy test, vitamin deficiencies, fertile times: Any condom can break, but the general problem is that often they aren t in place early enough in the sexual experience and even a tiny bit of semen can contain enough sperm if the egg is there waiting! That s why it is so important to know when you are fertile...

Natural Family Planning: cervical mucous vs. rectal mucous, time answers, rectal area
time answers, rectal area, cervical mucous: As you gain experience with your mucus symptoms and the patterns in your cycle, you will learn to recognize the difference. If you are checking your mucus with toilet paper, you might want to switch to using your fingers in the vaginal opening and check that...

Natural Family Planning: From birth control to NFP, birth control pills, ecological breastfeeding
birth control pills, ecological breastfeeding, natural family planning: WHAT IS NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING? Natural Family Planning (NFP) refers to the practice of avoiding or achieving pregnancy according to an informed awareness of a woman’s fertility. It can also refer to the spacing of pregnancies through ecological breastfeeding....

Natural Family Planning: EBF and impact fertility/implantation, wild yam cream, luteal phase
wild yam cream, luteal phase, wild yam: If you start charting your cycles you will know when you ovulate. Since you are having your period now, you are at the right time to start. I always took my basal temperature at the same time every morning (it s best to pick a time that you can count on)...

Natural Family Planning: Contraceptive/NFP, being a police officer, steroid hormones
being a police officer, steroid hormones, trans fats: Dear Mayra: I thank you for taking the time and courage to ask this question. I have several concerns for you. Not just your physical well-being but your spiritual well-being are at stake here. Consider that the steroid hormones in the contraceptive...

Natural Family Planning: progesterone cream, home pregnancy tests, low progesterone
home pregnancy tests, low progesterone, low estrogen: I think most home pregnancy tests are pretty reliable. Have you taken another one or gone back to your naturopath? I think that is the best source of information for your situation. I don t have enough information and because you are being treated by someone...

Natural Family Planning: night nursing and need to avoid pregnancy, ecological breastfeeding, avoiding pregnancy
ecological breastfeeding, avoiding pregnancy, nfp: It is more complicated to chart without periods and being awake several times during the night. You will have to pay much closer attention to your mucus signs. If you have not done that before, you should get a good NFP book or contact a teacher of the method...

Natural Family Planning: Figuring out the Ovulation days, fertility signs, infertility issues
fertility signs, infertility issues, digital thermometer: The best way to figure out when you are ovulating is to watch your fertility signs. That is what NFP teaches you. The easiest one for you to start right now is to take your temperature in the morning BEFORE you get out of bed and at the SAME TIME EVERY DAY....

Natural Family Planning: post-ectopic pregnancy, full blood count, nfp methods
full blood count, nfp methods, ectopic pregnancy: Dear Sarah: I m very sorry for your loss. I hope all goes well for you the next time. I d never heard about using this drug for an ectopic but I read up on it and it sounds reasonable, especially if it avoids surgery which has so many other risks. ...

Natural Family Planning: When did i overlate?, egg white discharge, natural family planning
egg white discharge, natural family planning, muscus: Jasmine, you are still young, so even though you usually have a 28 day cycle there will be fluctuations. As you say, a late ovulation may also mean a late period, so be patient and don t panic. One thing to look for when you start charting is how many...

Natural Family Planning: Could this be Decidual bleeding, pink blood, pregnancy test
pink blood, pregnancy test, peroid: Usually, sex one week before your period is due will not result in pregnancy. But you have to be really sure that your period is going to come when you think it will. You would not usually get your period if you were pregnant in that month. I really can...

Natural Family Planning: disturbing period cycle dur to intercourse, cincinnati medical center, jonathan bernstein
cincinnati medical center, jonathan bernstein, andrew goldstein: http://www.seminalplasmaallergy.org/services.php The only information I could find indicated that you would have to go to Cincinnati for treatment. Checkout the website above and take the questionnaire that is available to test whether this is your problem...

Natural Family Planning: New to this & excited, signs of ovulation, luteal phase defect
signs of ovulation, luteal phase defect, cervical mucus: I can t really say much about your cervical mucus. I think you will just have to keep checking it and get the broader picture over time. It is possible that nursing can interfere with your mucus readings as well as the luteal phase defect. You are doing...

Natural Family Planning: do I need contraception at 56?, peri menopause, symptoms of menopause
peri menopause, symptoms of menopause, hormonal imbalance: I would not think so. Since you ve already gone 10 months with no period but now they have resumed sporadically, you are definitely approaching menopause (peri-menopause). You might want to go see your doctor about why things are so different now. There...

Natural Family Planning: Option, birth control pills, method of family planning
birth control pills, method of family planning, fertility cycle: Beronica: I hope you are well. I am writing again to remind you to consider the risks of the artificial contraception you are using and look into the NFP that you asked about. The best non drug method of family planning is Natural Family Planning. When...

Natural Family Planning: pregnancy testing, symptoms of ovulation, pregnancy testing
symptoms of ovulation, pregnancy testing, contracept: Jasmine: I think you are pregnant. I thought that when you told me that your temps had risen above where they had been. That is what pregnancy hormones do. I know you don t want to be pregnant but it sounds like you are. I will continue to pray for you...

Natural Family Planning: Thanks you..jasmine, aunts and uncles, courage of your convictions
aunts and uncles, courage of your convictions, joy and pain: Jasmine: write to me at bak.aa47@gmail.com I live in Michigan USA but with the internet we can be connected. I am happy to help you and I know this will become the best time of your life! That s what my son said after his daughter was born. The best and...

Natural Family Planning: hi To Bridget Kowalczyk, paying guest, kowalczyk
paying guest, kowalczyk, google: Sunita!!!! I am so glad you found me. Are you still in New York? Call me anytime. My cell number is 734-474-3209. I m back in Ann Arbor now. We really need to catch up. Wow! Hope to hear from you soon. Hey, Google is great! Sunita: I cannot contact...

Natural Family Planning: Pregnancy?, home pregnancy test, pregnancy question
home pregnancy test, pregnancy question, upward trend: Hmm. I think you should go shopping for a couple of days, take your mind of your thermometer! What will be will be. With only 3 months of charts under your belt, you don t have enough history to know anything for certain. It could be a normal decline...

Natural Family Planning: Pregnancy test, earliest pregnancy tests, pregnancy sex
earliest pregnancy tests, pregnancy sex, pregnancy test: From what you ve told me, it doesn t appear to me that you could have gotten pregnant by the non-boyfriend in December. I think you are pregnant with your boyfriend s baby. If you didn t have any period in December, there is no way that you could have gotten...

Natural Family Planning: pre-conceive vitamins, dr mercola, calcium magnesium
dr mercola, calcium magnesium, fish oil: Those are really the important ones from what I ve read. The fish oil is great and Vit D is very important. Folic acid is the big one for prenatal concerns. If you are taking what makes you feel good and healthy, then you will be taking care of your health...

Natural Family Planning: can i be pregnant?, home pregnancy test, early pregnancy symptoms
home pregnancy test, early pregnancy symptoms, negative pregnancy tests: So, if your period started on May 29, then sex on June 5 was about the 8th day. Usually that is considered an unsafe time due to the fact that sperm can live inside you for a week. That would be day 15. Ovulation is around that time. However, early or...

Natural Family Planning: Pregnancy test, google search, rubella infection
google search, rubella infection, nasty problems: I think it is all pretty unlikely. If you had sex a couple of days after your period ended, you are still about a week or more before you might ovulate. Sperm can t live very long inside you so it would have to be still hanging around and wiggly for more...

Natural Family Planning: POD and birth control, pope paul vi institute, birth control pills
pope paul vi institute, birth control pills, pope paul vi: Joyce: If you are breastfeeding your baby, it is likely that the stopping and starting of your periods is because of the nursing. Continue to nurse as often as you and the baby desire and this will help suppress the estrogen hormone which is what starts...

Natural Family Planning: calendar method, rhythm method of contraception, basal body temperature
rhythm method of contraception, basal body temperature, cervical mucus: Calendar or rhythm method is not longer considered very helpful. NFP has replaced it because of the accuracy and confidence it gives couples about their fertility. NFP is easy to learn and practice but you need to add to your knowledge base. NFP is also...

Natural Family Planning: charting and opk's, thyroid problems, tandem nursing
thyroid problems, tandem nursing, fertilityfriend com: I don t know specifically anymore than I have already told you about temperature, thyroid and breastfeeding. I could do more research but I did find this other expert website from some people I trust who have way more experience than I do with your two...

Natural Family Planning: delayed ovulation, couple to couple league, crazy hormones
couple to couple league, crazy hormones, delayed ovulation: I vote for crazy hormones. Everyone is different, I m sure you ve heard that, too. My daughter went 4 years without a period while she was in college. I have friends who couldn t get pregnant until they got close to their 40 s, and of course, others that...

Natural Family Planning: Methods/concerns, cause spontaneous abortion, natural family planning
cause spontaneous abortion, natural family planning, methods of natural family planning: The article appears to have been written in June 2006, so there are many comments about it on the internet. You might want to Google the title and see what you find. I would say it is not something that you can change by worrying about it. Just like old...

Natural Family Planning: my mense problem, content keywords, irregular bleeding
content keywords, irregular bleeding, birthcontrol: I think you are probably right when you consider the dieting, the weight loss and increasing exercise and stress as the causes of your current symptoms. You may have inadvertently caused a change in your hormone levels that will take a while to get back to...

Natural Family Planning: Period or implantation?, coverline, amazon
coverline, amazon, bbt: Probably too soon to tell. But temperatures are going to stay elevated if you are pregnant. Give it another couple of days for clarity. Sorry I can t be more helpful. But if you are regular as the Amazon rains and you expect your period, it could still...

Natural Family Planning: Pregnant after month on birth control., unprotected sex, fertility
unprotected sex, fertility, birth control: No one can predict how long it will take to get pregnant whether you ve taken a hormone pill or not. One month on Yaz certainly won t have caused too much damage and shouldn t delay your fertility as long as your fertility is strong and you are generally...

Natural Family Planning: Pregnant?, basal body temperature, painful cramps
basal body temperature, painful cramps, ectopic preg: The basal body temperature is the firm clue about pregnancy without other indications. Since you haven t done that, I can t really give you any more direction. Pregnancy tests are usually accurate especially after you ve missed a period. I don t know what...

Natural Family Planning: get preganant, charting your fertility, birth conrol
charting your fertility, birth conrol, irregular period: This pattern may be normal for you, every woman is different. The real question is whether or not you are ovulating. You can find out about that if you practice charting your fertility symptoms over the next year of so. That will help you immensely when...

Natural Family Planning: pregnant?, pregnancy hormones, period pregnancy
pregnancy hormones, period pregnancy, pregnancy tests: NFP will help you to know if you are pregnant even without taking a pregnancy test. However, you need to be charting your cycles in order to know from the signs and symptoms your body sends out. Late period, cramping and nausea are not the kind of symptoms...

Natural Family Planning: Could you review my chart for Ovulation Day?, fertility friend, taking charge of your fertility
fertility friend, taking charge of your fertility, last period: The benefit of charting is derived from the history of the previous charts. Since you only have the one chart, it is very hard to give you any firm recommendations. I can give you the general information but it will probably only confirm what you already...

Natural Family Planning: Trying to conceive..., omega 3 fish oil, fish oil capsules
omega 3 fish oil, fish oil capsules, pregnancy hormones: A 26 day cycle is too short. If the post leutal phase (after ovulation) is less than 11 or 12 days there is not enough time for the fertilized egg to implant and there are not enough pregnancy hormones to sustain a pregnancy. This can be caused by several...

Natural NAET Allergy Treatments: hay fever, seasons in australia, natural therapist
seasons in australia, natural therapist, hay fever: Hi there, I would suggest that your friend find a certified NAET practitioner to treat her allergies. It sounds like it is a reaction to something in the environment. An NAET practitioner can help detect what she may be reacting to and give a series of...

Natural NAET Allergy Treatments: Allergy, Seborrheic dermatitis, Sinus, NAET, Candida
NAET, Candida, allergy treatment: Rahul, Sorry this response took so long. I have had difficulties accessing the questions. I would suggest that you see a NAET practitioner. NAET is a natural painless acupressure treatment that can test and treat your allergies. To find a practitioner...

Natural NAET Allergy Treatments: Quercitin, NAET, Candida
NAET, Candida, allergy treatment: Hi Bud, Quercetin is a great natural supplement. It is a natural anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It may very well help relieve your symptoms. If you are looking to go a step further and treat your allergies so that you do not react...

Natural NAET Allergy Treatments: sixteen month old toddler has conjunctivitis, bacterial conjunctivitis, bovine colostrum
bacterial conjunctivitis, bovine colostrum, yeast infection: Hi Joy, Thank you for your question. Believe it or not, the most effective natural remedy I am aware of for conjunctivitis in a toddler is breast milk. There are natural mild antibacterial agents in the milk that can effectively treat the infection without...

Natural NAET Allergy Treatments: Wellbutrin, st johns wort, st johns wart
st johns wort, st johns wart, herbal supplementation: Hi Gord, Thank you for your question. I am happy to hear that you are feeling better and switching to something more natural. Unfortunately, herbal supplementation is not my specialty. I do know that St Johns wort does interact adversely with some medications...

Natural NAET Allergy Treatments: 3 year old with horrible eczema, hmf powder, grass pollen
hmf powder, grass pollen, circular patches: Hi Emily, Eczema is a common condition seen in my office. The first thing I would do is put your daughter on a good quality probiotic. Genestra s HMF powder is the one I would suggest for a 2 year old. When she first starts the probiotic, the condition...

Natural NAET Allergy Treatments: NAET and 25 hr restrictions, egg mix, fruits vegetables
egg mix, fruits vegetables, b vitamins: Hi Michelle, Unfortunately, the B Complex treatment is one of the most difficult with a child and I don t have any creative suggestions for a child who will only eat pasta from the allowed foods. I would suggest booking the latest NAET appointment in your...

Natural NAET Allergy Treatments: ears, natural therapist, terry robinson
natural therapist, terry robinson, hearing things: Hi Steve, It does sound as if you have an allergy to something in your environment or possibly your diet. I would suggest finding a certified NAET practitioner in your area. NAET is a non invasive natural technique designed to determine what you are reacting...

Naturopathy: Becoming a Naturopathic Doctor, http www youtube, michael roe
http www youtube, michael roe, what color is your parachute: I ll do my best, but not sure how helpful this might be. If you are considering naturopathic medicine as a career, I would suggest you visit some of the schools, and try to gain an understanding of the educational process/career path. 1) I chose naturopathy...

Naturopathy: reflux, fatigue, frozen shoulder, fibroids, heavy periods, food allergies
Naturopathy: reflux, fatigue, frozen shoulder, fibroids, heavy periods, food allergies, iron stores

Naturopathy: What kinds of Supplements help aleviate PMS?, saturated fats, mood symptoms
saturated fats, mood symptoms, typical dose: Dear Jen, Treating bad PMS can take some trial and error, but here are some things that may help: 1) Diet - try reducing dairy, reducing saturated fats, increasing fiber and eating fish. Caffeine can also contribute, so consider how much you get each...

Naturopathy: new ND student, real tools, good staff
real tools, good staff, financial goals: Wow - there is so much advice to give it is hard to know where to start... Think carefully about what you really want to do - are you going to work alone? Join a group? Don t skimp. If you need to take a loan, do it. Or get a line of credit, or borrow...

Naturopathy: reflux, fatigue, frozen shoulder, fibroids, irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal discomfort
irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal discomfort, meditation 4: Dear Mary, You have several chronic and challenging health issues going on, and my first instinct is to tell you that conditions like IBS, reflux and thyroid disease usually need several office visits, lab tests and close management for a while before you...

Naturopathy: spasms, nervous system function, homeopathic remedy
nervous system function, homeopathic remedy, muscle spasms: Hello Janice For muscle spasms, there are some good natural remedies. The first is making sure that you are hydrated and digesting your food well. If there are any issues with these areas then taking any supplement will only be so effective. You are on...

Naturopathy: Thyroid, thyroid gland, hyperthyroidism
thyroid gland, hyperthyroidism, tsh: Hi Donna, Based on your lab studies, this treatment appears to be appropriate. However, I guess the more basic question would be why did your doctor suspect a problem? You say you are in excellent health, but I assume there must have been a finding...

Naturopathy: Vitamin c, fruits and vegetables, eyedrop
fruits and vegetables, eyedrop, eyedrops: Hello Leigh, Vitamin C is often helpful with eye conditions, when taken as a food or supplement. It is unlikely that vitamin C topically or in eye drops would be absorbed in high enough amounts to make a difference. Plus, a typical tablet contains a form...

Naturopathy: alopecia areata, auto immune disease, onion juice
auto immune disease, onion juice, vitamin a deficiency: Dear Laura, One good thing to know is that usually in a child, alopecia will reverse and not be permanent. So even though this may be stressful now, it should turn around even without treatment in some period of time. Alopecia is not necessarily autoimmune,...

Naturopathy: Breastfeeding & Anti-Candida Diet, anti candida diet, vaginal thrush
anti candida diet, vaginal thrush, month old baby: Katrina, When you are breast feeding a 4 month old baby, you should probably not be on an anti-candida diet. You are more susceptible to thrush of your nipple because they are warm and moist and my crack from nursing - not because you have a systemic issue....

Naturopathy: Dong Quai side effect, dong quai, gi symptoms
dong quai, gi symptoms, toxic level: Hello Eva, Thanks for your question. Typical side effects of dong quai are usually GI symptoms, but others are possible. That is a conserative dose, so it s not likely that you have reached a toxic level, especially since you started it recently. If it...

Naturopathy: epson salts, epsom salts, epson salts
epsom salts, epson salts, skin absorption: Hello Steve, Thanks for your question. Epsom salts are a form of magnesium, so they have many of the same benefits as magnesium does in the body. Among these are muscle relaxation, laxative-like effect, and cardiovascular prevention. In higher amounts,...

Naturopathy: Flax, vitamin c with bioflavonoids, ground seeds
vitamin c with bioflavonoids, ground seeds, symptoms fatigue: Janine, It sounds like you are doing most of the right things. There is some evidence for flax lignan helping with breast cancer, but I would say it is not really enough to take the risk given the other things you can do to help with your symptoms. The...

Naturopathy: use of dopamine supplement for insomnia, neurotransmitters, alternative medicine
Naturopathy: use of dopamine supplement for insomnia, neurotransmitters, alternative medicine, holistic

Naturopathy: laxitives, psyllium seeds, herbal laxatives
psyllium seeds, herbal laxatives, health food store: Hello Rocco, Thanks for writing. There are some natural options that may help to reduce or replace the use of the laxative you are currently taking. This first would be a fiber supplement, such as flax or psyllium seeds, along with adequate water intake....

Naturopathy: Do ND's take any kind of insurance?, blue cross ppo, state basis
blue cross ppo, state basis, naturopathy: Hello Again, Ira. California does license NDs and has done so for about 5 years now. Insurance coverage is still inconsistent, but is improving all the time. I would suggest visiting the website for the California Naturopathic Doctor s Association (www.calnd.org)...

Naturopathy: studying natural medicine, college of natural medicine, national college of natural medicine
college of natural medicine, national college of natural medicine, american holistic nurses: Nicole, It is great for you to be doing your homework before you go to school. I received my ND from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. This kind of education is a big commitment, but I still feel it is the best possible avenue...

Naturopathy: use of dopamine supplement for insomnia, restless legs, excess energy
restless legs, excess energy, wee hours: Gail, Dopamine in the US is a drug not a supplement, so they must be talking about something else. I might be able to be more helpful if you have more information about the product. Did they give you a product name or list of ingredients? Please...

Naturopathy: Weak Feeling Coming from Stomach Area, fasting blood test, stomach area
fasting blood test, stomach area, ring fingers: Dear Wendy, I can t really give you any prefect answers as fatigue like this can be attributed to a huge number of things. I would definitely make sure your doctor rules out anemia and thyroid disease. If you are a caregiver, it is also common to see...

Naturopathy: Is the a way to get one's period started using naturopathy?, birth control pills, agnus castus
birth control pills, agnus castus, natural progesterone: Ira, There are numerous natural approaches that can be used to assist in menstrual regulation. Your doctor probably gave you a dose of Provera (a potent progesterone-like hormone) to see if you would get a withdrawal bleed. Some times in naturopathic...

Naturopathy: Adolescent Acne, acne prone skin, natural skin care
acne prone skin, natural skin care, adolescent acne: Elizabeth, Because of your daughter s young age, many of the things we would suggest fo an adult are not really the best choice for her. I would suggest the following things internally: 1) Fish oil - 1000mg/day 2) Pycnogenol - 50 to 100 mg/day 3)...

Naturopathy: acne, apple cider vinegar, moderate acne
apple cider vinegar, moderate acne, severe acne: I would probably stop it and seek out a multi without iodine. They are harder to find but they are out there. If not, find one without more than the %DV for iodine. The problem with kelp is that it typically has much more iodine that the daily requirement...

Naturopathy: Combining Herbs, typical dosage, naturopathic doctor
typical dosage, naturopathic doctor, medlineplus: Hello Mike, Thanks for your question. These 2 supplements are commonly combined, in anti-inflammatory products, and they are safe to take together. Since they do have overlapping effects, you may be able to take a smaller dosage of each than if you were...

Naturopathy: Ear Infection, stonyfield, ear infection
stonyfield, ear infection, pain relievers: Ashley, Most often, treatments that comfort are as good or better than an antibiotic. Study after study continues to confirm that antibiotics really don t make the ear infection go away any faster, don t change hearing outcomes and don t relieve the pain....

Naturopathy: ulcerative colitis and food allergies, fren, spices
Naturopathy: ulcerative colitis and food allergies, fren, spices, restriction

Naturopathy: Gallbladder Sludge ball, gallbladder sludge, bile salts
gallbladder sludge, bile salts, bile duct: John, There are a lot of different protocols. AF Betafood is a very good product to take with the Cholacol. I do not believe that people down-regulate their own production of bile, but as your gallbaldder issues sound pretty mild, taking the product intermittently...

Naturopathy: natural treatment for childhood adhd, l theanine, health food stores
l theanine, health food stores, enzymatic therapies: Hello Isaly, Thanks for your question. Yes, both fish oil and theanine are used for people with ADHD, with good results. There are no known interactions between these 2 at normal dosages, and they are safe to use with most medications. If you are taking...

Naturopathy: Osteoporosis, low bone density, supervised exercise
low bone density, supervised exercise, bisphosphonate: KC, You are young enough that you may still be able to rebuild bone - but just barely. You are taking the right range of nutritional supplements, but I would also suggest that you speak with your doctor to find out if the short-term use of a medication...

Naturopathy: osteoperosis, internal medicine physician, kidney stones
internal medicine physician, kidney stones, boniva: Becky, Natural medicine does not really have anything that mimics this drug class, however you might ask your doctor about the following: 1) Vitamin D therapy 2) Calcitonin (a natural hormone from salmon that improves bone health) 3) Parathyroid hormone...

Naturopathy: ulcerative colitis and food allergies, specific carbohydrate diet, breaking the vicious cycle
specific carbohydrate diet, breaking the vicious cycle, hypoallergenic diet: Vicki, Not only might Imuran make the test inaccurate, depending on what type of testing you had done, it may not be very useful. You really need to have a blood food allergy panel done to look not just for IgE reactivity, but you need to look for IgG...

Naturopathy: vitamin D, vitamin d3 cholecalciferol, vitamin d2
vitamin d3 cholecalciferol, vitamin d2, tiny quantities: Peggy, D2 and D3 are chemically quite different and have different biological activity in the human body. D2 can have the bone sparing effects of D3, but it is 2-3 times less potent and potentially more toxic. Most experts in the area of vitamin D agree...

Naturopathy: Bi- Polarism, naturopathic doctors, abram hoffer
naturopathic doctors, abram hoffer, naturopathic medicine: Alexandria, Naturopathic medicine encompass a wide variety of medical practices, so I can only speak to my own training and my own beliefs. I am also not going to spend my time arguing against pharmaceutical treatment in favor of natural. My philosophy...

Naturopathy: Chronic muscle pain and age, chronic muscle pain, excess body weight
chronic muscle pain, excess body weight, yoga pilates: Ruth, Having physical pain on a routine basis is not a good thing to live with. Here are a few suggestions: 1) With your known back problems, the best kind of physical exercise for you would be things that do core strengthening. This can include...

Naturopathy: Fish Oil Supplements, omega 3 fish oil, fish oil supplements
omega 3 fish oil, fish oil supplements, omega 3 fatty acids: Hi Mike, This is a great question. Usually the bottle of fish oil will show amount of EPA, amount of DHA, other Omega-3 fatty acids, and a total Omega-3 fatty acids line. The product you are taking is an unconcentrated fish oil, so you do have to take...

Naturopathy: GBS, barre syndrome, guillain barre
barre syndrome, guillain barre, neurologist: Jean, Tremor is not an unusual symptom of GBS. In fact, this can be a positive sign of healing in the nervous system. I would consider acupuncture and talk to your husband s neurologist about a referral for physical therapy. Please let me know if you...

Naturopathy: Irregular timing., gall bladder, steve cross
gall bladder, steve cross, foul breath: Steve, You need to get in and see a doctor quickly. The symptoms you are describing can indicate a very serious issue with the liver or gall bladder that would not be appropriately managed by yourself. Please go to the doctor and have this checked out...

Naturopathy: Irregular timing., history of alcoholism, steve cross
history of alcoholism, steve cross, foul breath: Hello Steve, Thanks for writing. I would suggest you see a practitioner before trying to treat this on your own. I would not be able to make any suggestions without knowing what s going on, and that can really only be figured out after a full assessment....

Naturopathy: L-Theanine, coral calcium, fish oil
coral calcium, fish oil, moderate amounts: Hello Pete, Thanks for your question. L Theanine is in many new formulas, and appears to be an effective supplement for anxiety, ADD, cancer, and other conditions. It is well tolerated by most people. It is not known to be habit-forming within a normal...

Naturopathy: recurrent gallstones in bile duct, af betafood, gall bladder attacks
af betafood, gall bladder attacks, ursodial: Dear Marilyn, If you are still forming thick bile sludge with all, you are doing, you may not have a lot of natural options left. You are already taking the primary products I would suggest. I would go on a very low saturated fat diet if you don t do...

Naturopathy: acid reflux, acid reflux disease, sour taste in mouth
acid reflux disease, sour taste in mouth, morning cough: Frank, This symptom does sound like reflux. Reflux is commonly precipitated by food that irritate the stomach: alcohol, spicy foods, acidic juices (orange, tomato, grapefruit), acidic fruits, and very fatty/fried foods. The first general advice would...

Naturopathy: amoxicillan and probiotics, pediatric urologist, tiny specks
pediatric urologist, tiny specks, allergy problem: Hello Elke, I have a few thoughts. First, if you are going to see Dr Brannick, I am reluctant to suggest a particular dosage, and leave that up to them once you and your son have been assessed. I can tell you that we often use more than the recommended...

Naturopathy: biliary colic, biliary colic, right abdomen
biliary colic, right abdomen, rib fracture: Hi Mary, It is VERY unusual for an adult to have biliary colic without any gallstones and without response to the things you are saying he has already tried. If they cannot find any thing wrong with your husband s digestive system, maybe there is nothing...

Naturopathy: Excruciating Pain, dear jane, fragile state
dear jane, fragile state, bisphosphonate: Dear Jane, Osteoporosis is a very debilitating degenerative disease. If your mom s bones have reached this state, where she has suffered a serious fracture, and given her age, she is not going to rebuild any bone. She should however, do what she can...

Naturopathy: Fatigue & Depression, depression seasonal affective disorder, natural remedies for depression
depression seasonal affective disorder, natural remedies for depression, essential fatty acids: Hello Sherry, In naturopathic medicine, we look at the whole person to find out what s going on with their health. This is certainly true for depression, which is often a disturbance in mental, emotional, and spiritual health as much as a physical or biochemical...

Naturopathy: biliary colic, galbladder, hida scan
Naturopathy: biliary colic, galbladder, hida scan, last resort

Naturopathy: Gentle Laxative, gentle laxative, apples and pears
gentle laxative, apples and pears, buddy bear: Dear Jane, There is a natural product designed for kids called Renew Life Buddy Bear Gentle Laxative. As an adult, you can take 2 at night with a full glass of water. Also just consider how you can get extra fiber and fluids - dried fruits like raisins,...

Naturopathy: Kelp, medical weight management, kelp supplements
medical weight management, kelp supplements, weight management program: Barry, If your thyroid checks out normal, there is a good chance that it is normal. In this case, taking kelp supplements probably won t have a lot of value in helping you to lose the weight you are trying to shed. Weight is maintained by the body for...

Naturopathy: liqurid nutrition for babies, nutrition question, grass fed
nutrition question, grass fed, nutritional profile: Hello Heidi This is a good question. For adults, milk is not necessary and many people (about 80% of the world s population) are lactose intolerant or sensitive to it. We naturally lose the ability to process milk as we get older, and there s a reason behind...

Naturopathy: Sleep and Anxiety/Depression, cod liver oil, mg chromium
cod liver oil, mg chromium, time anxiety: Hello again, Jane. I can imagine that the thought of being in close quarters with small children and family is anxiety inducing for many people - especially if you were cherishing time alone. Before I make other suggestions, I would ask you to consider...

Naturopathy: Sports Nutrition, protein supplementation, nutrition question
protein supplementation, nutrition question, excess calories: Aakaash, I think it would benefit you to try to determine a few things: 1) Your protein requirement. To try to build muscle, you need generally need a protein intake between 1 and 1.2 grams per kilogram of lean body mass. This website (http://www.brianmac.co.uk/fatcent.htm)...

Naturopathy: temporomandibular disorder pain, jaw joints, loose stools
jaw joints, loose stools, cold medications: Hello Sherry Here are some suggestions 1. Magnesium :take 250 mg 2-3 times daily. This mineral relaxes the nervous system and the musculature around the jaw. Reduce the dosage if loose stools occur. 2. Calcium: 500 mg twice daily. It works synergistically...

Naturopathy: Alopecia Areata, saliva test kit, liver ensymes
saliva test kit, liver ensymes, alopecia areata: Lori - this is so interesting and I am so glad that you wrote back. What an incredibly interesting story! I don t use muscle testing myself, but I know others who believe very strongly in it. I am going to give you my opinion, but you might find others...

Naturopathy: calcium, calcium malate, elemental calcium
calcium malate, elemental calcium, absorption rates: Hello Joseph Thanks for your question. Ideally, we should be getting calcium from diet--this is the healthiest form to get any nutrient in. For those who supplement with calcium, a mixture of different forms would be the next best thing. For a single form,...

Naturopathy: discoid lupus on the scalp and skin, natural antiinflammatories, lupus symptoms
natural antiinflammatories, lupus symptoms, food allergens: Hello Ms Allen, Thanks for writing. Using a natural medicine approach, many people find relief of lupus symptoms. Usually, this involves a comprehensive protocol, not only natural supplements but diet & lifestyle changes, herbs, homeopathic & or other treatments,...

Naturopathy: ears, tubes in the ears, recurrent ear infections
tubes in the ears, recurrent ear infections, ear tubes: Hello Carrie Ear infections have reached nearly epidemic proportions. In response, frustrated doctors have come up with aggressive treatments, usually in the form of heavy antibiotics and ear tubes. Sometimes these strategies are necessary and effective,...

Naturopathy: Alopecia Areata, liver count, parasites
Naturopathy: Alopecia Areata, liver count, parasites, bali

Naturopathy: Goji, goji berries, human growth hormone
goji berries, human growth hormone, berry juice: Hello Carl The products that I have observed in the market are 40% blend of the berry juice - is taken from whole berry fruit, and to this usually add 20% of blueberry, raspberry, and pomegranate juices. The final juice definitely is a powerful combination...

Naturopathy: hormones?, rebalancing hormones, agnus castus
rebalancing hormones, agnus castus, progesterone cream: OK - since you are not pregnant... My favorite herb for re-regulation of menses is Vitex Agnus Castus. A good dose is 30–40 mg of dried herb - look for a standardized extract with 0.5% agnuside and 0.6% aucubin per dose. It is best taken in the morning....

Naturopathy: hypothyroidism?, blue cross insurance, low heart rate
blue cross insurance, low heart rate, brain fog: Jessica, Since insurance coverage varies from state to state it s pretty hard for me to advise you as to what your policy will cover. Naturopathy is not licensed in our state, so will not be covered by insurance. Your best bet will most likely be to find...

Naturopathy: Immune system for a baby, cod liver oil, flaxseed oil
cod liver oil, flaxseed oil, free of additives: Hello Mary Thanks for your question. Yes, you can give flaxseed or cod liver oil to infants; just make sure you decrease the dosage based on weight, or use 1/6 to 1/4 the adult dose. The acidophilus is a good idea, and can be given safely for a period of...

Naturopathy: Intestinal Imbalance, brain fog, allergy medications
brain fog, allergy medications, physical exertion: Hello Emily, Thanks for your interest. What you describe is unfortunately a common problem. Many people have a persistent problem despite normal conventional tests. There are lab tests that can pick up on something that conventional lab tests cannot. ...

Naturopathy: Lupus/schleroderma pos. @ 1.8, schleroderma, chronic conditions
schleroderma, chronic conditions, naturopathy: Brewster, These are all very serious chronic conditions. I don t even know which one of these you are hoping that sterolins are helping? The best way for me to be able to give you advice in this format is for you to ask some specific questions about the...

Naturopathy: Parasites?, parasite infection, stool sample
parasite infection, stool sample, natural medicine: HI Elizabeth - It may not sound like fun, but I think you should try have one more stool sample done. You want to ask for an Ova and Parasite with Purge - the purge part is important because it will help to assure that you really get the best possible...

Naturopathy: Plantar Fisciitis (Heel Spur), plantar fascitis, shock wave therapy
plantar fascitis, shock wave therapy, energy pulses: Judith, Plantar fascitis and heel spurs both cause similar pain, but are not the same thing. A heel spur is an abnormal bony growth on the heel, while plantar fascitis is an inflammation of the tissue on the bottom of the foot. Though sometimes they occur...

Naturopathy: physical exam, physical assesment, medical visit
physical assesment, medical visit, physical exam: Hello Chris, Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, ND s are not licensed in NY; however, there are many there, practicing in some capacity. You might want to check www.nyanp.org for a listing. In addition, some of the NDs might be practicing in both NY & a licensed...

Naturopathy: sleeping too long!, cumidin, medication reactions
cumidin, medication reactions, low thyroid: Hello Dave Thanks for writing. There are many reasons that may cause fatigue or oversleeping. Common ones would be anemia, low thyroid or adrenal function, medication reactions, chronic pain, depression, and numerous diet & lifestyle factors (poor diet,...

Naturopathy: stuffy, sinus infection, sinus infections
sinus infection, sinus infections, antibiotic treatment: Tammy, When something like this becomes chronic, there is usually an underlying cause. The two most likely thing sin your case would either be that the infection is unresolved or that you have an allergic problem. It is pretty easy to rule out the infection....

Naturopathy: systemic mycoses, yeast fungus, fresh carrot juice
yeast fungus, fresh carrot juice, gas and bloating: Caroline, In general, if you are being treated for a yeast or fungus, it is usually best to avoid juices of all kinds. You can ask your ND what he suggests, but that is pretty standard until you are done with treatment. Carrot juice has more than 11 grams...

Naturopathy: Taking Supplements, neurotransmitters in the brain, irina
neurotransmitters in the brain, irina, ocd: Irina, These are great questions. How often you increase a dose of any supplement really depends on the supplement itself. For Theanine, the effects are pretty rapid. 500 to 3000mg is a very high dose and is likely to produce drowsiness (I would be giving...

Naturopathy: Taking supplements, blood brain barrier, l theanine
blood brain barrier, l theanine, health care practitioner: Hello Irina These are maximum doses unless amino acid/mineral testing suggests that higher doses are needed, and should be divided and can be taken. I have not come across research on GABA and obsessive compulsive disorder. L-Theanine is an amino acid...

Naturopathy: upst stomach, upper gi tract, marshmallow root
upper gi tract, marshmallow root, stomach area: Hello Matt If you really want to treat your condition using natural medicines, I would suggest you see a naturopathic or holistic doctor; individual guidance would yield the best results. In the meantime, there are some things you can do to help the area...

Naturopathy: the winter crud, n acetyl cysteine, bifidobacterium bifidum
n acetyl cysteine, bifidobacterium bifidum, health food stores: Hi Nisha, So winter crud is just more resilient that others. If he has clear mucous and no fever, you are probably looking at the tail end of a viral infection. Just so you know, some of these infections can take 2-3 weeks to fully clear form the...

Naturopathy: advice, medical weight management, california chiropractic association
medical weight management, california chiropractic association, maintaining good health: Hello again. I find my head swimming with possible answers for you. I think NDs tend to get out of school with sadly inefficient training in medical weight management - we should be the stars in this! This format - through About - is not a great one...

Naturopathy: burning off alcohol, hormone cortisol, body burns
hormone cortisol, body burns, odd drink: Hello Rahul It is important to understand that all calories are not the same. Fat has nine calories in every gram, alcohol has seven and protein and carbohydrate have four calories. Purely when considering ‘input versus output fat calories are more fattening....

Naturopathy: burning off alcohol, liver transplant, body burn
liver transplant, body burn, energy source: RJ, Your body can use alcohol as an energy source, but it is a poor energy source, so this is not very efficient. You actually won t burn it off much faster this way than if you just drink water and rest. You do not store alcohol in your liver, but 3-4...

Naturopathy: Chlorophyll, sea vegetables, magnesium supplements
sea vegetables, magnesium supplements, mineral imbalance: Hello Michael Thanks for your question. Chlorophyll is a useful substance in the body, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, and possibly more that are yet unknown. It has an effect on sleep and energy, but I wouldn t consider that the primary...

Naturopathy: Supplements based on test results, biochem
Naturopathy: Supplements based on test results, biochem

Naturopathy: local honey/allergies, honey producers, searching a website
honey producers, searching a website, environmental allergies: Hello Debby, Thanks for your question. Finding a good source of local honey is a great idea. It is an excellent source of natural sugar and can help people with environmental allergies. Local bee pollen can also help, and many honey producers have this...

Naturopathy: odd stomach symptoms, glucose tolerance test, chili soup
glucose tolerance test, chili soup, glucose monitor: Hi Carmen, Most of the symptoms you describe are very much a description of gall bladder disease. To have cramping pain (with heat, nausea, etc) under your ribs that radiates to your right shoulder is almost a text book description of a problem such as...