What a beautiful night in New Orleans. So many old friends showed up for the Henry Butler second line. Since Henry’s time in New Orleans was mostly before Katrina, the parade was filled with the familiar faces of Long time locals who just wanted to honor and remember this great man. After watching some of the city’s greatest pianists play tribute at Snug Harbor, I decided to take a stroll down Frenchmen St (something I’ve been avoiding) on the way back to my car in the Quarter. I heard a lot of good music, but it felt like I was suddenly in another city (seeing Cafe Brasil turned in to Favela Cafe was especially weird). I wondered if it felt foreign because there’s so many new people here or because I’m getting old and don’t go out as much as I used to. Probably a bit of both. As I circled around to Decatur, I decided to check out the Palm Court Cafe. Ah, this is the New Orleans I know. Even though the crowd there is almost all tourists, the music was top notch. Listening to Mark Braud, Kevin Louis, Tom Fisher and Lucien Barbarin in that front line as they mixed virtuosic sophistication with down and dirty lasciviousness was quite a treat. Come to think of it, it was that same mix that probably drew me to Henry Butler (and New Orleans) in the first place.#henrybutler #neworleans #palmcourtjazzcafe #snugharbor #neworleansnightcrawlers #fall #secondline
Is this the Magic Fern Fairy of sunburn prevention??? Flip for more... I’ll let you be the judge 💚
Polypodium leucotomos is a fern plant ( that is native to Central and South America, where it is used in traditional medicine. Extract of the plant is available as over-the-counter oral and topical formulations. Several small studies with 240 mg twice a day have shown it to be photoprotective against UVA/UVB development of polymorphous light eruption, and also solar urticaria by increasing the UV minimal dose required for redness. .
Polypodium leucotomos extract appear to be antioxidative and antiinflammatory and it has a low SPF (3-8). This is meant as a SUPPLEMENT , not a REPLACEMENT to traditional sun protection such as sunscreens, sunblocks , and protective clothing.
It is marketed in the US as Heliocare and is available online
JAAD article March 2017. Volume 76, Issue 3, Supplement 1, Pages S91–S99, Dr Henry W Lim Hmmmmmmmmm