Posts Tagged ‘immune system’

Skippy Peanut Butter Recall

March 9, 2011

This week Skippy Peanut Butter was recalled for being contaminated with salmonella, a bacterial infection known to cause illness or fatality in children, the elderly, or those with a weak immune system.  The contamination was discovered during a routine sampling of the product.  The products that are affected are:

  • Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread
  • Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread

Skippy Peanut Butter has recalled two of its products over salmonella contamination. If you live in one of 16 states in the United States and your jar of Skippy peanut butter's UPC code or best-if-used-by date match those listed in the recall, throw away the jar immediately.This recall is in sixteen different states in the United States, such as Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Thankfully, there have been no reported illnesses caused by the product.  However, if you live in a state affected by the recall and own one of the products recalled, you should check either the UPC code on the label or the date code stamped on the lid.  The following codes are what you should look for:

  • UPC codes 048001006812 or 048001006782
  • Best-if-used-by dates MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1, or MAY2112LR1

Skippy advises costumers to throw away contaminated jars immediately and to call a toll free number for a replacement coupon.  The number is 1-800-453-3432.

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Taylor P.

Homeopathics Explained

March 15, 2010

Eva Clarke, owner of "Health is a Choice" in Santa Clarita, CA, provides homeopathic remedies.I will be honest: I have never tried homeopathic remedies for what has ailed me in the past, be it a seasonal cold or allergy, a headache, or stomach ache.  However, Eva Clarke, owner of “Health is a Choice”, could provide myself and others with different homeopathic remedies for a wide range of ailments or illnesses that may have longer-lasting relief in the long run than conventional, over-the-counter medication, and with fewer side effects.

Please retweetHomeopathic remedies, it turns out, are a system of medicine based on at least three principles:

  • Like cures like – For example, symptoms of a cold that mimic mercury poisoning would call for mercury as the homeopathic remedy.  In other words, a disease that can be cured by a substance produces similar symptoms in healthy people.
  • Minimal dosage – People would consume the remedy in extremely dilute form, usually one part of the remedy to one billionth or one trillionth part water.
  • The single remedy – Only one remedy is taken, the number of symptoms notwithstanding, with the goal that the remedy takes care of all the symptoms.

Additional principles of homeopathy can be found here.

The general goal of homeopathics is to recognize, through the unique expression of symptoms of a patient, the pattern of disturbed energy and identify among the  large number of remedies available the most homeopathic, or most similar to, the patient’s disease.

Why should you turn to homeopathics?  In most parts of the world, homeopathics has been around for hundreds or even thousands of years, such as Mainland China, and its growth in the United States has been significant throughout the last decade.  Several factors has contributed to its success in the U.S.:

  • Its effectiveness, especially when the correct remedy is taken.
  • It is safe, even for babies and pregnant women, and can be taken with other medication.
  • It is natural, with homeopathic remedies based on natural ingredients.
  • It works in harmony with your immune system as opposed to suppressing it.
  • Homeopathic remedies are not addictive.
  • Homeopathy is holistic and deals with the symptoms as a whole.

I have barely scratched the surface of homeopathics, but Eva can take you down a much deeper and eye-opening path towards a remedy that can work for you.  Her company, “Health is a Choice”, provides you with the extra fork in the road you never knew was there.  If your second or third opinion sound too similar to the first, give Eva a call.  You do have other choices about your health.

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Francis M. Unson