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Don and Kellie Rainwater, along with  Colette Dumont, have written a book that lets the reader understand how the medical community is spending more time looking for the cure of diseases than helping treat the symptoms associated with that disease.

This is a new look of how we can treat the syptoms ourselves and elivate some of the pain, suffering, and stress associated with our ailments. The book explains music therapy, faith healing, art therapy, support groups and alternative medicines.

The book is easy to read and is written to reach the audience of the patient and not the doctor. The mind and body work together so if you have control over the mind, the body is half way there.

You can find this new book by following the Amazon.com  link  here. http://www.amazon.com/Alternate-Unusual-Remedies-Unconventional-Conventional/dp/144142301X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1235160478&sr=8-1

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Available at Seniorcanines.com

Prozyme is a plant derived enzyme food supplement utilizing a proprietary formulation of specially cultured enzymes to hydrolyse starches, proteins and triglycerides and to break down cellulose. Its effectiveness has been scientifically proven. All ingredients are human food grade and generally recognized as safe by the food grade and generally recognized as safe by the United States Food and Drug Administration. This Prozyme formulation is intended for use by all companion animals, especially dogs and cats. Add 1/4 teaspoon to each cup of food, using a dry measuring spoon. Serves 363 cups of food.  For more dog supplements and vitamins, please visit http://www.seniorcanines.com

Available at seniorcanines.com

Available at seniorcanines.com

The 2K-9…. Two Dogs, ZERO tangles! The 2K-9 is a revolutionary new product allowing two dogs to be walked simultaneously with one hand without tangles. This is done by utilizing a rotating hub assembly which allows the dog’s leashes to cross but avoids the restrictions imposed by a typical cross lanyard. Imagine having a free hand while walking both of your best friends. The 2K-9 Double Dog Walker makes walking two dogs a snap! Use the leashes you already own to create an ergonomic walking system that is tangle free and safer than any other available. The 2K-9 is injection molded and assembled in Ohio. LEASHES NOT INCLUDED.

For a complete line of dog products, especially for the senior dog, visit http://www.seniorcanines.com

On sale at dkrainwater.com

On sale at dkrainwater.com

Pretty Penelope is quite the classic style 3″ heel updated pointed toe pump. Pump has croco-design & goes well with your style attire. If you like this style of shoe, visit http://dkrainwater.com/main/page_ladies_shoes.html for the latest in ladies fashion and sports shoes at competitive prices.

Antique fireplace brass could encompass fireplace bellows which have brass valves in order to push the air out of onto the fire or antique brass copper andirons which set inside the fireplace to help hold the wood up off the fireplace floor.

 

Other antique fireplace brass accessories include fireplace grates, fireplace coal or ash  buckets of various sizes and styles, fireplace screens, fireplace tool sets, wood holders, wood carriers, fireplace hearth fender, fireplace log holders, fireplace log pokers, a brass ‘tidy set’ and fireplace bellows in addition to the fireplace andirons.

 

The use of brass in antique fireplace brass accessories is because brass holds up well to the extreme and intense heat given off by the fire. It also allows one to clean up the black soot that is left behind on these accessories to be easily wiped clean with a dampened wash cloth or other cloth. There are special brass cleaners on the market that will help restore an antique fireplace brass accessories to it’s original shine, however they could be toxic and may not mix well with fires so read the label before applying these or any product to a brass fireplace antique.

 

For a full antique and new fireplace bellow collection, visit http://antiquefireplacebellows.com/

 

 

 

Fireplace bellows were usually made by brass candle-stick makers, local copper or tanners. Antique bellows could now be located in many antique stores or from an online dealer; however some of the original pieces may have been replaced. For example, leather dries and hardens over time, wood cracks and breaks and nails rust and sometimes falls out completely. If you are looking for an antique bellow, make sure you are getting the real thing, not a rebuilt original.

 

Decorated wood boards, protective handles and cast-brass nozzles are usually always original to the antique bellows. The other pieces may have been removed or restored by a professional restorer.

 

Early 19th century antique bellows are distinguishable by their colored paint. An expert on antiques could tell the real thing from a restored bellow from the age of the paint, if the boards were stenciled or ‘free-handed’, the age of the wood and the originality of the decoration on the boards. Many dealers of antiques, whether they are antique fireplace bellows or antique chairs, depend on their extensive knowledge of simply handling the items over and over again and getting to know different brands or manufacturers of the items.

 

For a full collection of new and antique fireplace bellows from a private collection, visit http://antiquefireplacebellows.com/

About the same time man discovered fire, he discovered that a small gust of wind, usually made by his lungs, helped encourage larger flames. He soon tired of this and invented another way to blow air on the flames, a bellow. Anthropologists believe these early bellows to be nothing more than a bag fastened out of animal skins in which they could force the air out onto the fire, once they had blown the air into the ‘bag’. Each subsequent model would be fashioned in a similar way with something that would be able to collect the air and then force it out through a narrow passage way or valve.  Many English fireplace bellows were intricately decorated and detailed with carvings and jewels as were the early American brands.

 

Rarely do people find early American fireplace bellows that are dated past the 18th century, and most are from the 19th century. Made of leather, wood and brass, many of the antique fireplace bellows found today have seen better days. This is because they have been used for their given purpose and the leather dries out, the wood cracks and the nails rust and fall out.