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Happy December 1 to all! I hope my hiatus was instrumental in promoting restful times among the readership ~~ or at the very least, an earlier finish to your Holiday shopping. ;->
During October and November, I sent out a number of email requests to prune powder wholesalers and international retail suppliers, seeking information on its availability in retail (less than 50 pounds, please!) quantities in the U.S.
The only positive reply I received was from Catherine Groves at Global Herbal Supplies in Mareeba, Queensland, Australia. She kindly advised me that they will ship as little as 500g (roughly 1/2 pound), although we here in the States would have to pay for shipment from Oz -- they have no distributors here.
Their website is www.globalherbalsupplies.com, and for taking orders, there are also some toll-free numbers in the sales departments:
UK - 0800 0280 956
Australia - 1800 646 921
USA - 18775534488
Their address is "Corner of Byrnes & Eccles Sts., Mareeba QLD 4880, Australia."
If anyone has any other leads on retail suppliers of prune powder, please write in! and thanks in advance!! :-)
What's in YOUR veg gly? ;->
You may remember that Abby alerted us to Dr. Hulda Clark's assertion concerning the presence of silicone and asbestos in 'every' vegetable glycerine brand she had tested.
I wrote to several supplier/manufacturers, all of whom said they'd never heard of this issue, and whose responses may effectively be summarized as, "Huh?" Azure Standard replied at some length, and professed themselves just as flummoxed by this assertion as the rest of the companies I contacted. David Stelzer at Azure said he'd never been asked this question before, but that the official certificate of analysis he has on file for the current lot of veg gly indicates no presence of either substance. He is understandably curious as to how Dr. Clark tests for these things, since standard laboratory assays must not be "it."
Until & unless we get some verifiable data showing the presence of these substances in veg gly, I'm going to continue using it. I've also requested a copy of the certificate David kindly offered to send me.
Any further input from y'all would be most welcome, as always! :-D