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Antoinette Cavagnolo

04 Apr 2017 How to Use Scorpion Oil

---------- Forwarded message ----------From: "antoinette venegas" <antoinettecavagnolo@gmail.com>Subject: How to Use Scorpion OilTo: "Antoinette Cavagnolo" <hellokittynerd@gmail.com>Cc:   When I first moved into my host families house in Carpuela I noticed this bottle in the house. I didn't think much of it because I assumed it was...

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01 Feb 2017 Natural Medicines of Ecuador

Advantages of Natural Medicine Lower cost Widespread availability Less side effects Natural and non-toxic   History of Natural Medicine People have used natural medicine long before recorded history. The first recordings of natural medicine goes back to 3,000B.C. In the 19th century scientist began extracting active ingredients from plants. Chemist began making...

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06 Jan 2017 What The Holidays are About

Christmas was challenging  without my family this year. I couldn't avoid fantasizing  about the Puerto Rican pasteles my grandma makes.  Everyone sitting around the table, laughing, and eating our traditional yearly meal.  Instead, I  ate new foods, experienced new traditions and sat at a different...

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06 Jan 2017 How I Became a Dental Assistant at Age 18

Coming into Ecuador I didn't know what to expect. I thought it would be a little easier since I grew up in a Mexican/ Puerto Rican household. I grew up with Hector Lavoe and Spanish speakers.  I found little things throughout my day that reminded...

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06 Dec 2016 Salchipapas con Carne

On the bus ride to Ibarra from Quito (the capital of Ecuador), I was impatient and excited to meet my new host family. I sat listening to Sticky Fingers and admiring the scenery of Ecuador. From the curvaceous mountains that scraped the clouds and covered...

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14 Nov 2016 Why I Chose to Take a Year as A Global Citizen

Attending college was my goal throughout all four years of high school and I met with mentors and counselors regularly to keep me on track. Throughout high school I remained involved in my school's AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination) program and outside of school I...

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