Neuroscience

My Momma: Arlene Jean Schaadt Baxley

I was talking with my momma this morning about orthomolecular medicine, and all the work she’s done to help people achieve better health over the years. Most often when I’m thinking about my momma in this regard, I think of how it is that she’s responsible for bringing life to families struggling to have children. What more beautiful work can there be as a humanitarian than to care for the quality of human life, and it’s propagation through it’s generations of families?

Needless to say, I’m proud of my momma. Recently she’s been a wonder-woman dealing with the mad chaos I’ve stirred up delightedly this past summer, the “Beautiful Mind” as I refer to it, and the “Human Virus” and my pursuit of the realization of a “Human Internet” or network. While we started out on slippery ground, for a notable moment of absence on the day you’d look back and say mattered most, she’s been the wind beneath my wings, and the only ground by which I lay my feet to rest.

Momma is responsible for protecting my legalities. She formed my business, Baxley Studios, this month a year ago. Baxley Studios was formed as a S-Corp in the great state of Delaware where my 45th great grandfather, George Read, signed of the Declaration of Independence, was a Continental Congressman from Delaware, and delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, President of Delaware, a member of the Federalist Party, and served as U.S. Senator from Delaware and Chief Justice of Delaware. Let’s just say it’s about keeping it in the family.

Momma also made sure that my body was protected after the atrocities that came to be thanks to the County of San Diego and the great snafu of July 2011. More on that later, but suffice to say that my momma is both my executor (hehe) and power of attorney, in all things from estate management to my advance medical directive. Proud of my blood, quite literally, and my former unmarred medical history, together we’ve documented the medical drama surround my cuckoo’s nest squatting.

Momma is quite simply my chief operating officer, both in business, in blood, and in life.

My momma is also an orthomolecular medicinal therapist, an area of science forged by her cousin Linus Pauling. Pauling coined the term to refer to focuses on using the right nutritional molecules in the right amounts for the individual’s biochemistry. Optimum nutrition and orthomolecular medicine are nutritional health and medical approaches which posit that many diseases and abnormalities result from various chemical imbalances or deficiencies and can be prevented, treated, or sometimes cured by achieving optimal levels of naturally occurring chemical substances, such as vitamins, dietary minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, amino acids, lipotropes, essential fatty acids, prohormones, dietary fiber and intestinal short chain fatty acids.

To honor my momma, I’m reminding her that the blood she’s spent endless hours studying, is indeed a bloodline that ties us together as a network, a family. And we have one magnificent family (we’re also given to hyperthymic temperaments, and bruising with high homocysteine levels). I’ll be launching her a website which allows her to both share her expertise, but also to allow direct access for folks to purchase nutritional supplements. It’s sort of a thank you to my momma. It’s about time that brick-and-mortar Purely Herbs of Charlotte, North Carolina became an online entity. Again, as a nod to our family, you’ll find her site at www.hiltonshealth.com. Because behind every great woman is her momma.

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