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    Ilona Blakeley
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  1. In the past, there were some requests for real vanilla extract at PriceSmart. At the time of the inquiries, real vanilla extract was $30+ a bottle. It's still a bit pricey, $25 + change, but at least it's here now. I don't know anything about whether it'll be a regular item or for how long it'll be on the shelves. But if you need real vanilla extract, it's at PriceSmart now.
  2. https://go.thetruthaboutcancer.com/agq-encore/ttac/?utm_campaign=mail-agq&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&utm_content=agq-docuseries-reg&utm_term=prelaunch to sign up for free viewing of the miniseries.
  3. are you suggesting that the clinical studies they cite are invalid just for the fact that Natural News cites them?
  4. It was gratifying to see this article of some clinical studies that validate the use of high doses of Vitamin C in treating cancers. In "The Truth About Cancer", series, I can't remember whether they mention Vitamin C. Of course, they mention many other very interesting approaches. So I've included the link to the article as a fyi for anyone searching alternatives. High doses of vitamin C aggressively kill cancer cells, research confirms https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-10-07-high-doses-of-vitamin-c-aggressively-kills-cancer-cells.html I mentioned earlier my successful treatment of feline leukemia with high dose Vitamin C. My awed Panamanian Vet, said, "I've never read anything in the literature about it." My American Vet thought it was very interesting. Actually, the medical literature has lots of references over the decades of the benefits of high dose vitamin C. The problem is that pharmaceutical companies can't patent "what God made", so Vitamin C hasn't gotten much "press". But anyone can research Linus Pauling M.D, and Thomas Levy, MD. The former was a pioneer in Vitamin C, and the later is carrying the torch. A beauty of Panamanian medical doctors is that they don't scoff at the use of 'alternatives'. They often admit they're unfamiliar with them, but they don't demean the patient for wanting to incorporate them-- that's my limited experience with docs here.
  5. Some of the "thinking" adults who have "educated" themselves are in fact licensed, practicing M.D.'s. Some are featured in the series, and others work in Private Practice in the States and elsewhere. As an aside. My husband's cousin is an M.D., and she watched the series, and said there is one M.D. in the series who practices in the Seattle area where she was working, and she was very aware of his work and told us he is pretty well known in the area for his good work, but he is persecuted horribly by the medical community there. One of the things I appreciate about Medical Practitioners here in Panama and in Chile (where we've also lived), aka M.D.s, is that their medical education doesn't teach them to be hostile to alternatives. And in fact, physicians here, at least the ones i've spoken with, even seem to know some things about alternatives. That's commendable. It makes them more objective about options. As was said earlier, there are no guarantees in life, or in serious-illness treatments, some people die whether they do one modality or the other. Question: If I recall Steve Jobs' tragic health issue, and I didn't follow it, didn't he have pancreatic cancer, which doesn't have an excellent prognosis? And didn't he also have a liver transplant which would compromise his prognosis? And actually, none of this back and forth matters, because in the end the posting of the Series is an invitation for open-minded, or curious individuals to be aware of the series and do what they will with it. Watch it or not. There is no agenda here to try to make anyone believe or discredit anything. It's just an announcement of a doc-series, which admittedly, does have an agenda. That said, so too, do the references you mentioned, have an agenda. People have to make their own decisions about the information and will act accordingly. Watch or not watch. It's just an announcement. I don't have a dog in the fight. There is no need to dissuade or convince anyone of anything. It's just the posting of an 'event'. All "thinking" and "educated" individuals will continue to think and educate themselves, and make appropriate life choices.
  6. I forgot to include in the post above: in reference to the doctors who themselves wouldn't opt for the very treatments they promote: we worked in orthopedics. We had doctors as patients. One of our patients was a prominent Oncologist in our medical community. wonderful man. well liked, well respected. When he himself got melanoma, he too, chose NOT TO TAKE traditional cancer therapy. These are all anecdotal instances. But we're not about censoring what people read, think, or watch. If nothing else, it's a very interesting series, and it's informational.
  7. For Dottie: I just got back from PriceSmart and the 5 lb ground turkey rolls are in! go get them. I only bought 1 so as to save some for you!! lol
  8. there are those who might think alternative treatments are controversial. Everyone is entitled to their perspective. I personally, have friends who when their children had serious health challenges chose NOT to have parts of their children's intestines cut out, and chose instead to treat alternatively, and the child is now grown and, is a father, and is in perfect health. I also, have a friend who was treated for prostate cancer by one of the doctors in the series, and he's doing great, even though the cancer was diagnosed as advanced. Also, while I was at a doctor's office many years ago, before we even knew what we now know about alternative options, and there was a magazine in the office wherein, doctors were interviewed about what their choices would be if they received a cancer diagnosis, and 100% of the doctors interviewed said while they'd recommend chemo and radiation to their patients, they themselves WOULD NOT opt for the traditional cancer treatments. That said, they didn't say they'd try alternative treatments, they said they'd just "get their affairs in order" and spend their days with their families. They said they were aware of the quality of life issues with traditional treatments, and chose not to go that direction. And finally, of course allopathic practitioners would poo-poo the series, as it is a direct threat to their cash cow. I've had 2 cats that had feline leukemia diagnosed. It is considered a death sentence for a cat. There is no cure for it. In both instances I treated the cats alternatively with a protocol I'd researched, and in both instances, the cats ultimately tested negative for feline leukemia after the treatment and went on to live healthy long lives. The Vets, were surprised and baffled. They couldn't believe it. All these examples are from my own little world. People die from traditional approaches and people die when they've tried alternatives. Ultimately, we don't control whether we die. It's in God's hands. But it's a quality of life choice in the end. People are in charge of their own health choices when they educate themselves. People who watch the series will make their own decisions about the validity.
  9. I have asked Melissa about the inventory control and other things mentioned in the comments above. She travels a lot for PriceSmart, so when there are questions on the table, she has to catch up with whomever it is that is in charge of the department the questions pertains to. if that makes sense... I'm waiting for answers, and will surely forward them when they come. one thing she has mentioned is that a lot of times, the "only once" items are things they got a special buy on, or are wanting to see how well they're received. THEN, they have to figure out, if it's any item they'll carry, where they'll put it in their limited shelf space. And that means having to delete something else which isn't moving so fast, and replacing it with the newly popular item. It's always a gamble when they introduce a new item that is popular at first. Because they have to try to determine whether the popularity is because of novelty or because it's going to be a good seller. Grey Poupon for instance: when I first came to panama, they had it. then, I never saw it again. I contacted them and plead the case for more. they said it wasn't a good seller so they discontinued it. I begged. I said the expat population is very fluid and so you never know whether there are folks here now who would buy it. So they told me, "ok. just this once. So when it comes, stock up because it's only a one time deal". I stocked up. A lot. And it's still there. I asked, "what's up with that?". They said it was such a good seller, they decided to keep it...until it stops selling... So I have an overstock of Grey Poupon. funny! But they had to delete something else in order to carry it. I have no idea what got deleted. but I guess it's not missed, what ever it was. Retailing is a tough business. Just like the restaurant business. Tastes/likes change. PriceSmart tries really hard to introduce new things, and balance it with the tried and true. About the napkins, and other inventory control issues, I don't know, but I've asked and am waiting.
  10. Mark your calendars "The Truth About Cancer” is a 9 part online docu-series about cancer treatment alternatives. The 9 part “The Truth About Cancer” series will re-air again on Oct 9. It’s free to watch, but you have to register. Here’s the broadcasting schedule for The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest docu-series beginning on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018. All episodes begin streaming at 9:00pm Eastern US time on the date listed below and will be available for approximately 24 hours, after which time the next episode will be loaded onto our site. (Be sure to print out and save this email.) Episode 1: Tuesday, October 9th The True History of Chemotherapy & The Pharmaceutical Monopoly Episode 2: Wednesday, October 10th Cancer Facts and Fictions, Breast Cancer, Hormones, Skin Cancer & Essential Oils Episode 3: Thursday, October 11th Cancer-Killing Viruses, Cancer Stem Cells, GMOs, Juicing & Eating the Rainbow Episode 4: Friday, October 12th Excitotoxins that Fuel Cancer, Nature’s Pharmacy and Healing Cancer with Sound & Light Episode 5: Saturday, October 13th Cancer Causing Blindspots, Toxic Vaccines, Homeopathy & The Power of Emotions Episode 6: Sunday, October 14th The NOCEBO Effect, Healing Vaccines, Advanced Detoxing & Going Inside A German Cancer Clinic Episode 7: Monday, October 15th Heal Cancer with Clean Electricity, Unique Water, Natural Sunlight & Combining Superfoods Episode 8: Tuesday, October 16th Cannabis, Nature’s Epigenetic Switches, Peptides & Healing with Micronutrient Therapy Episode 9: Wednesday, October 17th Cancer Conquerors & Their Powerful Stories of Victory Again, all episodes start airing at 9pm ET US time and will be available for 24 hours. We will send you a reminder for each episode moving forward and the private link where you can watch it. God bless, Ty & Charlene Bollinger (who actually lived in Boquete for a time) P.S. - We’re putting together a sneak preview for you on the exact topics we’ll be diving into in The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest. To Register and watch for free, go to this site. https://go.thetruthaboutcancer.com This will enable you to get the link to watch for free and receive the “sneak preview".
  11. Dottie, I have dogs too, and I never thought of using the turkey for them. That said, I use the same 5 lb ground turkey rolls too. My freezer is stocked with them when they ever come in! I spice it up and make spaghetti sauce, taco meat, meatloaf, and anything else that ground beef is used for (except hamburgers). Here are some great turkey sausage recipes. They were published in the newspaper many years ago, and we really like the "basic turkey sausage". Turkey Sausage.pdf
  12. Approximately 3 weeks ago, an acquaintance ( 21 yr old indigenous male, Native Spanish speaker; IOW not a Gringo) hailed a taxi in central David. The taxi driver drove for a bit, and then robbed the rider at gunpoint. A struggle ensued, and thankfully the gun wasn't discharged--who knows, it could have been unloaded or a toy, the rider didn't know. But the driver stole the wallet, phone, backpack, and the rider's shoes. The rider's hand was injured and he experienced some nerve damage resulting in a flacid right hand. After this 3 weeks, he's finally regaining some control over his hand. The driver drove off and the rider didn't get the license plate. He went to the police, but without a license plate, there is nothing the police could do. There is a Boquete bombero who drives taxi in David on his days off and while on vacation. His name is Enrique Pitti. Ph # +507 6272 7744 Spanish speaker only An English speaking, honest, full time David taxi driver is Carlos +507 6514 0650 Both are honest men. Be careful who you ride with in a taxi. It was suggested to me that quite possibly, the taxi car might have been stolen by the robber. We have no knowledge of a stolen taxi report as we don't follow news in Spanish. Best to ride in taxis with a known driver. Above are 2 known entities I've entered both mens names and numbers in my contacts so I can call ahead if I anticipate needing a taxi.
  13. I've been out of country for several months. Upon my return I had an email exchange with Melissa Twohey of PriceSmart about the new Member's Selection pet food line, as I was going to be introducing it to my canines and felines. In a nutshell, without recounting the "back and forth" conversation, she said, " Our supplier has developed a special strain of probiotics to help with digestive health for dogs, as this is a big concern for owners. What is special about this probiotic is that it is a strain specific to canines. Really hard to communicate that on the packaging! But there it is…and they’ve done lots of research to make sure it is effective and that it survives in the digestive track of the dogs, which is key for probiotics. Our supplier of Member’s Selection is incredibly focused on quality, and has the knowledge to back it up." My comment to her was that I mix the Kirkland with the Member's Selection, and she said I am basically duplicating, since the supplier is totally familiar with Kirkland and it's benefits, and Member's Selection has everything Kirkland has, plus the probiotics. "Regarding Kirkland Pet Food – our intention is to activate the KS Salmon/Sweet Potato Formula (grain free) as our ultimate premium dog food offering." So to clarify/summarize: "The current Kirkland items that we offer are pretty much a duplication of our new Member’s Selection program." PriceSmart will be introducing the Kirkland Salmon/Sweet Potato Formula (grain free) as the premium dog food offering. Regarding the Kirkland cat food v.s. the Member's Selection cat food: I did a price comparison yesterday while in the store. Kirkland is $1.91+ per kilo (11.34 kilo bags), Member's Selection is $1.73+ per kilo (7 kilo bags). My cats like them equally well. Switching won't be a problem in my household. Also, even though it was some months back, she wanted to assure the Members that, "PriceSmart experienced a temporary shortage in Fresh Step Cat Litter due to a production issue. We will continue to offer our members both Fresh Step and Member’s Selection Cat Litter at PriceSmart locations." She was very apologetic for the inconvenience.
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