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Journal Writing Project: Herbs


By Sara Vettleson-Trutza

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

Think about this: a woman has a chronic illness. She takes a conventional medication and has been doing so for a long time. The medication works sometimes and does an okay job, but the ailment never seems to be working. Her doctor tells her to keep up on the medication, and that’s as good as it will get. But this woman decides that this is not as good as it gets; she says it can get better. So she does some research and finds some alternative medical practices to back up the conventional medication. Eventually she is taken off the regular medication, and sticks purely to her alternative medical practices and never has anymore problems with her illness.

Alternative medication is a powerful and helpful healer when used properly.

Conventional medical practices are not all they are cracked up to be. Conventional medicine is generally the use of industrial medications and surgery for treatment.(Wisegeek.org, 2015). Many of the industrial medications that are produced and prescribed to us are actually just the concentrated portion found in plants, chemically made in labs. Aspirin ,for example, comes from the willow plant (altmedworld.net, 2015). Around 70 percent of the drugs produced in the United States come from plants and are still coming from plants (Mongabay.com, 2015).

The most popular forms of alternative medicine would be the consumption of herbs, acupuncture, diet, and exercise. Alternative medicine is the future of the medical world. It’s what is going allow us to find cures for a variety of diseases and prevent future disease. Unlike conventional medicine, which seeks to destroy the problem, alternative medicine looks to strengthen our bodies’ natural immune systems and overall health. You cannot become immune to your own immune system, but you can become immune to medications, to the point where they won’t work at all.

Steven Trutza has been taking a herb called gotu kola for over 30 years, which cleans the nerve endings in the body. “Herbs saved my life,” stated Steven Trutza. “I worked in factories and constantly was exposed to chemicals and other harmful substances. That’s why I decided to start taking herbs.” He added, “I started at age 19, after I began feeling sick from my working environment. Within a week of taking gotu kola, I felt much better and found myself with more energy.” Steven has been taking this same herb ever since then and has not had to go to the do .....
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Journal Writing Project: Do animals deserve rights?

By Gabrielle Sand

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

We all see the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States sad animal commercials on the television. They show sad and abused animals to spread the word about animal cruelty. There are thirty or more groups around the United States that suppor ..... 
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Dennis John Holty

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Dennis John Holty, 68, Spring Grove, Minn. died suddenly on Monday, March 16, 2015 near the farm he purchased from his grandfather, Oscar, located on Highway 44, between Spring Grove and Mabel. Dennis was born at the hospital in Spring Grove, Marc ..... 
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Mabel-Canton to update school’s boiler system

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on March 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. All board members were present. The minutes from the February 17th, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved by the board with only one minor change. ..... 
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Mabel Area Food Shelf seeking volunteers and holding training

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Features

The Mabel Area Food Shelf is seeking volunteers to assist with various tasks. The food shelf is open Thursdays from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, with the exception of the third Thursday of each month. The food shelf is also open the third Saturday of each m ..... 
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Mabel to Renew Contract with Richard’s Sanitation in 2016

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on March 11, 2015 at 7 pm at the Mabel Public Library. All council members were present. Mayor Jim Westby thanked the ladies of the library for the refreshments they provided and for offering to host the city council ..... 
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Standardizing the World

By Stephanie Phillips

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

For years schools all over the world have been requiring students to take a standardized test to gauge their knowledge levels. I don’t believe that it should be a requirement for people to take the tests. By using standardized tests, the governm ..... 
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Carole B. Wendlandt

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Carole B. Wendlandt, age 78, of Mabel, a former elementary school teacher, died Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the Gundersen Hospital in LaCrosse, Wisc. Carole Bertha (Tangen) Wendlandt was born November 16, 1936 in Winneshiek County, the daughter of O ..... 
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Tye J. Eiken

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Tye J. Eiken, age 51, of Mabel, Minn., died Sunday, March 8 surrounded by his family, at home on the Irish Ridge following a six year battle with melanoma. Tye was born July 15, 1963 in Caledonia, Minn. to Harlan and Jean (Rasmussen) Eiken. He ..... 
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