False Solomon’s Seal: a popular plant in gardens and plantations; a native of Northern Europe and Siberia, extending to Switzerland and Carniola. The creeping root-stock, or underground stem, is thick and white, twisted and full of knots, with circular scars at intervals, left by the leaf stems of previous years. It throws up stems that attain a height of from 18 inches to 2 feet, or even more, which are for some considerable portion of their length erect, but finally bend gracefully over. The root is used medicinally as an astringent, demulcent and tonic. The powdered roots make an excellent poultice for bruises, piles, inflammations and tumors.
far- infrared (FIR) mattress pad: developed by Sang Whang of AlkaLife, the FIR mattress pad provides deep penetrating heat to promote better circulation while you sleep.
fatty acids: one of many molecules that are long chains of lipid-carboxylic acid found in fats and oils and in cell membranes as a component of phospholipids and glycolipids. An “essential fatty acid” is a polyunsaturated fatty acid needed by the body that is synthesized by plants but not by the human body and is therefore a dietary requirement. “Omega-3 fatty acids” are a class of fatty acids found in fish oils, especially in salmon and other cold-water fish, that lowers the levels of cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) in the blood. “Free fatty acids” are by-products of the emtabolism of fat in adipose tissues. “Trans fatty acids” (trans fats) are made through hydrogenation to solidify liquid oils. They increase the shelf life of oils and are found in vegetable shortenings and in some margarines, crackers, cookies, and snack foods. Intake of trans fatty acids increases blood LDL-cholesterol ("bad" cholesterol) levels and raises the risk of coronary heart disease.
Ferrodona: anemia, or the lack of red blood cells, can result from severe blood loss, iron deficiency, degenerative dysfunction caused by chronic infections, or toxins that enter the bloodstream from acute infectious illnesses. These processes impact the entire energy of the body, which is dependent upon the efficiency and capacity of the erythrocytes. Ferrodona drops provide the body with high quality iron, help ensure the blood is supplied with essential minerals and rejuvenate the organs that furnish the body with blood. This preparation is especially important following childbirth, accidents that involve considerable loss of blood and treatment of acute or chronic illnesses.
Ferrum Homaccord: a Heel remedy that relieves symptoms of flu and colds, including chills, fever, nausea, body aches and fatigue.
fibroid: noncancerous growth of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Also called fibromyomas, leiomyomas or myomas, uterine fibroids aren't associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer. As many as three out of four women have uterine fibroids, but most are unaware of them because they often cause no symptoms. A doctor may discover them incidentally during a pelvic exam or prenatal ultrasound.
fibromyalgia: primary symptoms include widespread musculoskeletal pain, severe fatigue, and disturbed sleep. Fibromyalgia means pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons – the soft fibrous tissues in the body. Most patients with fibromyalgia say that they ache all over. Their muscles may feel like they were pulled or overworked. Sometimes fibromyalgia symptoms include muscle twitches and burning sensations. More women than men are afflicted with fibromyalgia, and it shows up in people of all ages. A conservative estimate of its prevalence is 2% of the general population, but it may be as high as 3-5%.
Fireweed: this coarse, homely American weed is an annual and derives its name from its habit of growing freely in moist open woods and clearings, and in greatest luxuriance on newly-burnt fallows. It has composite flowers, blooming from July to September. It is used as an astringent, alterative, tonic, cathartic, and emetic. It is much used among the aborigines of North America to treat various forms of eczema, muco-sanguineous diarrhea, hemorrhages, and a sore throat. For its anti-spasmodic properties, it has been found useful for colic, spasms and hiccough. Applied externally, it gives great relief in the pains of gout, rheumatism and sciatica.
Five Factors of the Inter-Vertebral Foramen: the nervous system, the cerebrospinal fluid system, the lymphatic system, the vascular system, and the acupuncture meridian system. Identified by Dr. George Goodheart as the keys to affecting relatively permanent corrections in a patient. The nervous system and the cerebrospinal fluid system are generally directly treated by a chiropractor (or some other professional health practitioner) using spinal manipulation, TMJ manipulation, or cranial sacral techniques. However, the first two factors can be affected indirectly, by working with the last three factors to balance muscular strength. By restoring muscle strength bones can move back into alignment, thereby relieving structural pressure on nerves and establishing normal cranial sacral movement. In this way, proper cerebrospinal fluid function is restored.
Flax Seed Oil: derived from the seeds of the flax plant. Flaxseed oil and flaxseed contain substances that promote good health. Flaxseed oil is rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential fatty acid that appears to be beneficial for heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and a variety of other health conditions. Flaxseed, in addition to ALA, contains a group of chemicals called lignans that may play a role in the prevention of cancer.
flower essences: used to treat a very large range of dis-ease and ailments. There are a several ranges of flower essences to draw on such as Bach, Australian bush and Alaskan. In the 1930s, Dr. Edward Bach developed an approach to healing using "flower essences." Flower essences are made by infusing flowers or other plant parts in spring water and then adding alcohol as a preservative. The essences are used internally or topically to balance emotional states. The underlying philosophy focuses on stabilizing emotions in order to dissipate illness and stimulate internal healing processes.
Fluoranthene: a universal product of the combustion of organic matter. It is present in fossil fuel products.
Fluorene: one of a group of chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PAHs for short. PAHs are created when products like coal, oil, gas, and garbage are burned but the burning process is not complete. Like most PAHs, fluorene is used to make dyes, plastics and pesticides.
folate: a form of a water-soluble B vitamin. Folate occurs naturally in food. Folate is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells. This is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as infancy and pregnancy. Folate is needed to make DNA and RNA, the building blocks of cells. It also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer. Both adults and children need folate to make normal red blood cells and prevent anemia. Leafy greens such as spinach and turnip greens, dry beans and peas, fortified cereals and grain products, and some fruits and vegetables are rich food sources of folate.
Folic Acid: the synthetic form of folate (vitamin B) that is found in supplements and fortified foods.
Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA): signed into law in 1996, it amended the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) by fundamentally changing the way EPA regulates pesticides. Some of the major requirements include stricter safety standards, especially for infants and children, and a complete reassessment of all existing pesticide tolerances.
Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook: provides basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. It brings together in one place information from the Food & Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service, and the National Institutes of Health.
formaldehyde: common to the chemical industry. The Eleventh Report on Carcinogens classifies it as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” It is well known as a preservative in medical laboratories, as an embalming fluid, and as a sterilizer. Its primary use is in the production of resins and as a chemical intermediate. Urea-formaldehyde and phenol formaldehyde resins are used in foam insulations, as adhesives in the production of particle board and plywood, and in the treating of textiles.
Foundation Center Links to Nonprofit Resources: a comprehensive list on a wide variety of issues pertinent to non-profit organizations. The Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy. It has been connecting nonprofits to grantmakers and supporting them with tools they can use and information they can trust. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance philanthropy at every level. The Center's web site receives more than 47,000 visits each day, and thousands of people gain access to free resources in its five regional library/learning centers and its national network of more than 340 Cooperating Collections.
Foundations and Grantmakers: a directory that lists foundations and grantmakers by name.
Foundations Online: a directory of charitable grant makers.
Fox Mountain Flower Essences: started under the name of Running Fox Farm in 1989. A small company committed to quality of product and clarity of intention. As of 2001, this line of essences is distributed in the United States, Brazil, Columbia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, England, and Holland. The essences are made using the standard solar method.
Framework for Basic Marketing and Promotions Plan for Nonprofit Organization: published by the Free Management Library, it is a complete guide supplemented with resources and answers to basic questions.
fractal: the story of Chaos begins in number, specifically in the mathematics and geometry of the fourth dimension. This is the home of Complex numbers and Fractal Geometry. Unlike the other dimensions - the first, second and third dimensions composed of the line, plane and solid - the fourth is the real world in which we live. It is the space time continuum of Man and Nature where there is constant change based on feedback. It is an open system where everything is related to everything else. Prior science and math was concerned with closed systems in the first, second and third dimensions. It emphasized "left brain algebra," and ignored "right brain geometry." Since Einstein, however, we know that even the third dimension - solid bodies - is just a model for reality, it does not really exist. We in fact live in the fourth dimension of the space-time continuum. Since Mandelbrot, we know what the fourth dimension looks like, we know the fractal face of chaos. Benoit Mandelbrot, now both an IBM scientist and Professor of Mathematics at Yale, made his great discoveries by defying establishment, academic mathematics. In so doing he went beyond Einstein's theories to discover that the fourth dimension includes not only the first three dimensions, but also the gaps or intervals between them, the fractal dimensions. The geometry of the fourth dimension - fractal geometry - was created almost singlehandedly by Mandelbrot. It is now recognized as the true Geometry of Nature. Mandelbrot's fractal geometry replaces Euclidian geometry which had dominated our mathematical thinking for thousands of years.. We now know that Euclidian geometry pertained only to the artificial realities of the first, second and third dimensions. These dimensions are imaginary. Only the fourth dimension is real.
Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health: a systematic way to improve and account for public health actions by involving procedures that are useful, feasible, ethical, and accurate. The framework guides public health professionals in their use of program evaluation. It is a practical, nonprescriptive tool, designed to summarize and organize essential elements of program evaluation. The framework comprises steps in program evaluation practice and standards for effective program evaluation. Adhering to the steps and standards of this framework will allow an understanding of each program's context and will improve how program evaluations are conceived and conducted. Furthermore, the framework encourages an approach to evaluation that is integrated with routine program operations. The emphasis is on practical, ongoing evaluation strategies that involve all program stakeholders, not just evaluation experts. Understanding and applying the elements of this framework can be a driving force for planning effective public health strategies, improving existing programs, and demonstrating the results of resource investments.
Frank’s Case: this case covers the medical history of a man born in 1944 who was warned by his doctor that he could be facing death if he didn’t approach his life differently. It details his recovery in great detail in six month intervals, beginning in 1998 through 2003. It includes not only his perspective but such information as lab reports as well.
Frankenhauser ganglia: a gangliated autonomic plexus on each side of the cervix of the uterus, derived from the inferior hypogastric plexus.
Free Management Library for For-Profit and Nonprofit Organizations: provides easy-to-access, clutter-free, comprehensive resources regarding the leadership and management of yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations. Content is relevant to the vast majority of people, whether they are in large or small for-profit or nonprofit organizations. Over the past 10 years, the Library has grown to be one of the world's largest well-organized collections of these types of resources.
Free Marketing Tips: marketing resources published by the GB3 Group.
Free On-Line Nonprofit Organization and Management Development Program: this complete, free development program can be implemented by service organizations to promptly provide a nonprofit and management development program in their locale. It can be adopted "as is" or modified (guidelines are included herein for carrying out the program in a very low-cost, straightforward fashion) . It is provided as a free, self-paced program.
F-Scan: a contact pad device with a difference. It has the capability of scanning the body to detect frequencies that resonate. The F-SCAN2 can then apply the frequencies directly, or it can be used do drive an EMEM, Rife/Bare device or a "Doug" type of device. For frequencies in the Hulda Clark range and above, the F-SCAN2 is usually used as a contact pad device. For frequencies in the audio range, it is used either way. The unit puts out sine, square, and pulsed DC waves (so it is a variable frequency Clark zapper too). The output level is adjustable.
fulcrum (craniosacral therapy technique): developed by Kathleen Cliff, M.T. Traditional methodology had often utilized blocks/wedges under various points of the client's body, which was placed in numerous positions, manipulating bones trying to get them to move into place. Craniosacral Fulcrum Therapy entails fulcrums (usually towels and a large pillow) placed at strategic points under the client's body while they are lying on their back. Then soft tissue is gently massaged and manipulated, moving bones into proper alignment. The process usually takes two hours and the results can be profound.
FundRaisers.com Resources And Tools: fundraising services ranging from software tools to contact information to professional services.
Fundraising for Social Change: a book by Kim Klein that provides organizations that have budgets of less than $1 million (including much less than that) with the information they need to establish, maintain and expand a successful community-based fundraising program.
Fundraising Resources Directory: a page of links by Custom Development Solutions (CDS).