New Health Tips

The following are short health tips – they are for your information only.

  • Fibromyalgia: multiple problems lead to fibromyalgia – one being Urinary Tract Infection, which puts you at risk for a stroke.
  • Diabetes: Due to the toxic environment we live in, our cells are relentlessly attacked by damaging and poisonous airborne toxins on a daily basis…no matter where you live. This can lead to Diabetes as well as other things. There are foods that help to fight diabetes. They include Kohirabi (similar to cabbage), sulforaphane & glucoraphanin, marjoram (beta carotene), Laural leaves, jujubes dates, bergamot oranges. Some of these are easy to obtain and some are not. [google Halki Diabetes remedy]
  • Eyestrain: Today there are more things to give a person eyestrain in addition to just reading a book. As you exercise faithfully to transform a weak body into a strong or muscular body, your eyes may need a workout too. Eyestrain is a temporary soreness or fatigue of your eye muscles, usually due to overuse.

Vision does tend to weaken with age, but the nerve connection from the brain to your eyes can be stimulated. Blood flow to the eyes can be increased. The following is a list of things you can do to strengthen your eyes.

  1.  Blink. The simple act of blinking moistens the eyes, stretches the eye muscles, massages your eyeballs, and forces your pupils to dilate and contract. The recommendation is to blink every 3 seconds. This is not something we normally do.
  2. Practice Eye Aerobics. Six muscles connect to each of your eyeballs and help them move up and down, side to side, and inward and outward. A good exercise for this is to sit with your feet flat on the floor. Get relaxed by closing your eyes and taking some deep breaths. Looking straight forward,  stretch your eyes upward as high as they will go while you breathe in; hold your breath for a few minutes; then stretch your eyes downward as you exhale and hold for a few minutes. Do this without tipping your head down. Remember, you are exercising your eyes – not your neck. Do this 3 to 4 times.
  3. Next stretch your eyes sideways to the right, then up to the right. Then stretch down to the left, up to the left and down to the right. Your eyes will be making a figure 8. Repeat this 3-4 times. Note: the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body – including your left eye – and the left side of your brain controls the right. You need to use both sides to keep your eyes working together.
  4. Cool the stretching exercises down by rubbing your palms together to warm them, lace your fingers together over your forehead with the palms cupped over your eyes, completely shutting out any light. Rest your eyes in this warm darkness for a few minutes while taking 20 to 50 breaths. These exercises are a good way to take a break from watching TV, using the computer or a break from using your cell phone. Note: whenever putting your hands or fingers next to your eyes, be sure they are clean. and your fingernails should be cut short. If you have an eye disease or skin problems such as pimples or acne on the face, you should avoid exercises for the eyes where you put the hands or fingers near the eyes.

Most eye specialists agree that eyestrain won’t weaken your eyesight or cause permanent eye problems. However, the signs to look for are tired eyes, headache, irritated eyes. If you have other problems with your eyes, consult your eye doctor. He can suggest eye lubricating eye drops or tear substitutes for dry or itchy eyes. Eye issues can also be a symptom of an immune system disease that needs special care.

There are some foods that will help with your eye care such as blueberries, and of course spinach.

NOTE: Also tell your doctor about any medicines you are taking. One research study found prescription medicines were responsible for about 2 out of 3 cases of dry eyes and dry mouth in people between 65 and 85 years old.

God Bless!

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Detoxification…

How often have I used this term – DETOXIFICATION? A lot! The Vegan Warriors are out there. The following are notes taken at one of their seminars. What was said at the seminar emphasizes what I have said many time. And as the old saying goes, “repetition is the best teacher.” So true, so true!

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DETOXIFICATION – is the Golden Key to maximum good health. To understand it is to know why detoxification is used. If you don’t detox your yourself, your body will do it for you. When you are sick your body shuts down – so you don’t want to eat, it begins to DETOX.

When you live as a Frugivore you live a life of high energy. The power of your body to rebuild itself is remarkable. You need to eat an alkaline diet, which consists of fruits, berries and melons. They provide the ‘polyphenols‘ that you hear talked about so much today. Fruits convert into energy. They speed up the metabolism.  The benefits of eating fruits etc.- you will feel better, live longer, lower heart disease, balance cholesterol levels, strengthen digestive system. As they become fuel for probiotics in the digestive system, they help eliminate pain, improve mental function, are neurological healers, and yes, they even help you to lose weight. When eating fruits you are eating intelligently. When eating dead things – such as meat – you lose energy and all the above. Think of fruit as botanical’s – herbs – food for thought – food to bring forth a NEW YOU!

Everyone’s body is acidic – which means you are (most of you), suffering from acidosis. Too much acid in the body is what is the root cause of most of the diseases throughout all the ages of man. Acids are inflammatory. They break you down. You hold water, your kidneys fail to filter, and so on, and so on.

When you DETOX you are taking the journey by yourself. You are reliving your life not someone else’s. You must be willing to see your body’s reaction to your body as the healing process progresses. You need to learn the truth about your body.

Medical doctors rarely understand the theory of disease. When you eat dead foods you are slowly killing yourselves – your body becomes dead. As far as detoxification is concernedSTOP FEARING WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW. Go within yourself and find out who you really are.  Who is driving your car on this journey? Relax and realize that it is the higher being called God.

It is up to you to become the light unto yourself – then share that light with others. Become the master of your own self!

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Organic vs. Natural

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Terms, terms, terms. The terminology today of things, places, subject matter – just about everything – is different from what it used to be. I am often asked “what is the difference between Organic and natural?” Another ambiguous topic. What is considered Organic (Natural is a different story), is controlled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA has created specific standards that all organic farmers, ranchers, and food processors must follow to make sure that the product meets organic principles. The standards and organic principles cover the product from “farm to table,” covering several items such as soil and water quality, livestock practices, pest control and food additives.

What do you want when you hear the word Organic? You want food – which the term organic is usually attached, to be minimally processed, made without synthetic materials, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. You expect food to be farmed with crop rotation, mulch, weeding, etc., and not with the use of sewage sludge, and irradiation. You want foods that are grown in nutrient rich soil which builds health into the food. If you are a meat eater, you want livestock feed to be organic, and not full of antibiotics, or synthetic hormones. You want animal living conditions to be clean and, with chickens to be cage free with access to the outdoors.

While the USDA creates the rules for organic, it is third-party inspectors who visit facilities to ensure U.S. organic standards are met. To be ‘organic,’ farmers, ranchers and food processors must be certified by these inspectors every 3 years to the tune of a few hundred to several thousands of dollars.

Image result for free pic of USDA seal   There are several different levels to organic certification. The USDA seal, which can be either green, white or black and white, must be certified 95% or more organic.  Only products that contain only certified organic ingredients may use the seal that has “100% Organic” verbiage.  Products must fall between 70% and 94% organic to claim, “Made with organic ingredients” on their packaging. Anything less than 70%, may only list the names of the ingredients. There are other rules that apply, but they are considered to be minimal . SO –

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There have been not formal regulations developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for foods products that claim to be ‘natural.’ The FDA has said that “natural” products should include nothing artificial or synthetic, but does not enforce this policy.

This leaves a lot of room for your imagination about what you are getting, and a lot of so-called wiggle room for the terminology use of ‘natural’. One ingredient is ‘high fructose corn syrup’, a highly processed ingredient that is derived from natural sources. Buyers beware. It is passed off as natural, when it really isn’t.  However, some food companies pass it off as ‘natural’.  Natural fructose is only in fresh raw fruits and vegetables, and it is unprocessed.

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The NPA – the Natural Products Association, for instance, has programs in place for both personal care and home care products, bearing the NPA seal which indicates that the products must use biodegradable ingredients, environmentally sensitive packaging; be made responsible with no animal testing, and not include any ingredients thought to pose a risk to humans and include only natural ingredients. Their own rules.

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After this, comes ‘genetically modified’ another topic unto itself. Some companies consider GMO to be natural by some standards. Others believe they are not – because they are likely to contain genetically engineered material. GMO is dangerous – my opinion. You want to believe you are getting GMO FREE products, but you never really know what you are getting. Products and foods that come into the U.S. from other countries are not required by the FDA to list any ingredients on their products, or give you any information about the product or food. You may find that foreign companies do put ingredients and information on some of their products, but you as a consumer have no idea as to the truth of this information.

AGAIN – it is BUYER BEWARE! Do your own research! Come to your own conclusions! I provide information to help you make your decisions, but I cannot tell you what to do, or what is best for you.

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Patriotism

 

Let’s celebrate the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave for the whole month of July and not just on the 4th.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

 

Cleaning Tips – Vinegar

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All vinegar is not alike. The one that should be used for consumption is Organic Apple Cider Vinegar – with the mother at the bottom of the bottle. Bragg is the brand I use and like the best, although there are other companies that make Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.

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The vinegar that should not be consumed and is great for cleaning etc. is White Vinegar. White Vinegar is considered a dead vinegar because all the nutritional value has been removed through the distillation process. It is better suited for a variety of household and workshop chores. Listed below are some of the uses for white vinegar as a cleaner, deodorizer and disinfectant.

Also, it is sold as ‘All Purpose Cleaning Vinegar.’

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  • Kitchen Appliances and Countertops.
  • Greasy areas: mix 1/4 cup white vinegar with 2 cups hot water and add 1-2 drops of biodegradable liquid soap, in a spray bottle. Will store in the cupboard.
  • Bread boards and chopping blocks: Use full strength. Spray on and leave overnight. In the morning rinse with water.
  • Pots and pans: make a paste of baking soda and white vinegar. Helps remove stubborn stuck on foods.
  • Dish Washer: Can stop spotting of glass and China by placing 1 cup vinegar on the bottom rack of an electric dishwasher before starting the wash.
  • Drains and Pipes: mix 1/3 cup baking soda with a cup of white vinegar. Pour into drain. Cover with a plate and let sit for an hour or longer. Then, flush through with cold water.
  • Garbage Disposal: Pour white vinegar/water (80/20% ratio) into an ice-cube tray – put in freezer. Put 1 or 2 ice cubes in disposal, turn on, and walla, you have just cleaned your disposal.  Once weekly is good.
  • Sink, Tub and Shower: Spray with a 80/20 ratio of a vinegar and water. Leave on for 10 minutes, then scrub and rinse.
  • Chrome, Stainless Steel, Garbage Pails: Use to make Chrome and Stainless Steel shine, and disinfect Garbage Pails.
  • OTHER USES: In the laundry – Run the washing machine for a full cycle with a pint of white vinegar to remove soap scrum from tub part and the hoses; Soften and disinfect fabric, clothes, etc. by adding to last rinse; Eliminate mineral deposits on steam iron plate, by filling the iron reservoir with straight white vinegar and allow to steam on a rag. Then fill with plain water and turn upside down and let water drain out; Carpets: use a mix of 2 Tbsp salt and 1/2 cup white vinegar – rub paste into stain on the carpet, allow to dry before vacuuming. I just rub the stain with straight vinegar and let it dry. The stain comes out without the use of bleach. (tip from the carpet sales person); Disinfect your child’s toys with a light spray of vinegar (50/50 ratio of vinegar and water) and brush or wipe clean; Windows – eye glasses, car windows and car, etc. Spray 50/50 ratio vinegar-water then wipe clean with soft cloth; Have those unwanted weeds? pour on straight vinegar. Last, but not least. Vinegar works as a non-toxic pesticide when equal parts of vinegar and water is sprayed on areas where ant invasions start.
    What a versatile  product. I am sure there are many more uses out there. I have used some of these tips and they do work. And, just think – no toxic residue or poisons. 

REMEMBER – CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS. It works best when chemicals are not involved.

Detoxification Tips…

FOR MULTIPLE HEALTH ISSUES!

Since my specialty is detoxification, I thought I would share some tips to help you decide whether you have a health issue and if you do, what you might need to do to get your health back on track. I have talked about many of these topics in previous blogs over the years. This list touches on topics I have talked about and some that I have not talked about. It is basically and AWARENESS LIST. So, for your information:

  • Obstruction to the flow of energy is DISEASE!
  • Eating RAW FOODS and FRUITS will expand your awareness.
  • All life seeks a balance. It begins with every organ in the body.
  • IMMUNE CELLS are eliminators – which starts with a healthy Lymph system. When the Lymph gland/system is weak tumors may develop. They can also be referred to as Lymph Clots. A clogged Lymph System is the cause of ALLERGIES. Thinning Hair is caused by Lymph Stagnation. In short, and unhealthy LYMPH SYSTEM chews on cells.
  • CANCER is a mutated cell. All cancers are lymphatic. Detoxification helps clean CELL DAMAGE – and is a must do.
  • CALCIUM is the second antacid of the body. KELP is the highest in natural calcium. PROLAPSED ORGANS are caused by the loss of calcium. PASTEURIZATION destroys Calcium. The PARA-THYROID gland controls CALCIUM.
  • URINE is cellular waste.
  • STEROIDS destroy the ADRENAL GLANDS!
  • BALDING – suffered by many, is caused by poor upper blood circulation in the body. Upper is above the shoulders.
  • FRUCTOSE: Natural Fructose, which the body produces, is a necessary sugar for cells.
  • PROTEINS & STARCH raises the blood sugar.
  • An ALKALINE DIET is and should be the base diet of everyone. It is a base chemistry diet which consists of FRUITS and some vegetables.
  • How FAST FOODS or any not so healthy foods are Digested – is controlled by the THYROID GLAND.
  • CHOLESTEROL – not understood by many of us, is THE BODY’S MAIN ANTACID. The body naturally makes the cholesterol needed for this purpose. It is the addition of cholesterol that is ingested into the body by the foods you eat, that are not good for you, that causes the High Cholesterol Issues that folks experience.
  • ANESTHESIA – given for surgical purposes, suppresses the nervous system and your ability to breathe.
  • LOW BLOOD PRESSURE is caused by low blood sugar and/or low ADRENAL GLAND FUNCTION.
  • MOLES are caused by ADRENAL weakness. Moles grow on people who do not metabolize sugar. It is an ADRENAL WEAKNESS. Also stay away from starches.
  • STRESS – shuts down the KIDNEYS.
  • TOO MUCH PROTEIN EATS THE ORGANS. With this being true, why do people think MEAT is needed for protein. Again, the body produces it’s own protein in the amounts needed to maintain good health. EXTRA protein, if and when needed, is abundant in the fruits and vegetables available for consumption. MEAT PROTEIN IS A KILLER.
  • PAIN – if in pain DO NOT EAT PROTEIN.
  • GOUT is caused by FUNGUS, and too much PROTEIN makes too much uric acid which activates the fungus that causes the Gout. It is an internal process.
  • VARICOSE VEINS – is a CALCIUM problem caused by a weak Thyroid and Parathyroid.
  • WRINKLES as well as THINNING HAIR- are the result of a Thyroid problem.
  • MESSAGE – did you know message should always be done CLOCKWISE, as if done COUNTERCLOCKWISE it weakens.
  • SWEATING is controlled by the KIDNEYS.
  • Did you know that a drink that is advertised as being good for you – called ENSURE, is really bad for you. It is MUCUS FORMING. Many of the flu’s experienced are caused by Mucus.
  • ASTHMA is and ADRENAL WEAKNESS…thus allergies, etc.
  • MIGRAINE HEADACHES – can be caused by THYROID ISSUES, and CONSTIPATION.
  • SPLEEN – God gave us all the organs that are good for us, and they each have a purpose. Why is it believed that we can live without the SPLEEN? The purpose of the SPLEEN is to clean the blood. In cancer cases where Chemo is used – please know that CHEMO DESTROYS THE SPLEEN. How can that help cure any Cancer when GOOD BLOOD is the answer to many health issues.
  • ACID RE FLUX – is a Pancreas issue.
  • ARTHRITIS IS ALWAYS A SULFUR PROBLEM.
  • EYE PROBLEMS – are linked to the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM.
  • DIABETES – is linked to Weak Adrenal Glands which controls sugar metabolism.
  • BLOOD PRESSURE – connected to Heart, Adrenal, and Kidney issues. To bring the Blood Pressure down you need to clean the Kidneys. Eat a lot of Celery to help bring it down, and then eat less to maintain.
  • HEART ARITHMEAS – are experienced when the NERVOUS SYSTEM is affected. The ADRENAL GLANDS CONTROL THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.
  • Special Note: WHEN YOUR ORGANS GO – SO DOES YOUR SPINE.

IN SUMMARY: If you are not aware, the Chemistry of the body is important. Chemically speaking, the body should be 80% ALKALINE and 20% ACIDIC. In order to get to this balance, one should eat Fruit all day. Salad at Night, stay away from Dairy, Pasta, bread products, consume no Alcohol, or Caffeine, do not smoke (Cigarettes or Vape),  and TAKE A HEALTHY BLEND OF VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS. (Reference prior blog ‘Basic Starter Cleansing Program published 8/14/2017)

REMEMBER – All FOOD oxidizes in the body. Maintenance begins by doing the right thing – as mentioned above. Taking HERBAL Formulas will enhance the function of the body’s system.

 

You must DETOX to REBUILD the genetic chemistry and moving of obstructions from the body. DETOX empowers the BODY TO HEAL itself. 

Healthful Diet!

 

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Is eating a Healthful Diet the answer to all your problems? Probably not. Others things certainly come into play. However, eating a good diet is a relation to good health. A good diet throughout one’s lifetime certainly contributes to a life being lived to its fullest.

It includes a Vegetable and Fruit Group – good for Vitamins A, C and fiber; Bread and Cereal Group – good for sources of the B Vitamins; Milk and Cheese Group rich in calcium, riboflavin, protein, and vitamins A, B-6, and B-12; Meat, Poultry, Fish, and Beans Group – valued for protein, phosphorus, iron, zinc, and many of the vitamins, to include Vitamin A; Fats, Sweets and Alcohol Group – this group has provides limited or no valuable levels of vitamins, minerals or proteins.

In 1980, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare came out with the following food choices and recommendations for the American people. It was called the ‘Dietary Guidelines for Americans’ – as follows:

  1. EAT A VARIETY OF FOODS – “No single food item supplies all the essential nutrients in the amounts that you need. The greater the variety, the less likely you are to develop either a deficiency or an excess of any single nutrient. A well-balanced diet is to select foods each day from each of the Food Groups.” (above)
  2. MAINTAIN WEIGHT – How? “Improve your eating habits by eating slowly, prepare and eat smaller portions, avoid seconds. Lose weight by- increasing physical activityImage result for free pics of weight devices, eat less fat and fatty foods, eat less sugar and sweets, and avoid too much alcohol.”
  3. AVOID TOO MUCH FAT, SATURATED FAT, AND CHOLESTEROL – by “choosing lean meat, fish, poultry, dry beans and peas as your protein sources. Moderate your use of eggs and organ meats (such as liver). Limit your intake of butter, cream, hydrogenated margarines, shortenings and coconut oil, and foods made from sich products. Trim excess fat off meats. Broil, bake, or boil rather than fry. Read labels carefully to determine both amount and types of fat contained in foods.”
  4. EAT FOODS WITH ADEQUATE STARCH AND FIBER – “Select foods which are good sources of fiber and starch, such as whole grain breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables, beans, peas and nuts.”
  5. AVOID TOO MUCH SUGAR – to include “white sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, honey, and syrups. Eat less of the foods containing these sugars. Select fresh fruits or fruits canned without sugar etc. Read food labels for clues on sugar content.” The names sucrose, glucose, maltose, dextrose, lactose, fructose, or syrups indicate large amounts of sugar.
  6. AVOID TOO MUCH SODIUM – “Learn to enjoy the unsalted flavors of foods. Cook with only small amounts of added salt. Add little or no salt to food at the table. Limit your intake of salty foods, such as potato chips, pretzels, salted nuts, and popcorn, condiments (soy sauce, steak sauce, garlic salt), cheese, pickled foods and cured meats.”

I label the above as the ‘good old days’. Things have changed a lot since these guidelines were published.  The  suggestions above (in my opinion), are some good and some not so good. If you are following the TV shows on health and listening to the radio health commentators regarding your health today, you will find that they are slowly coming around to a SIMPLE  ‘eat lots of fruits, vegetable of the green leafy type, and just lately, stay away from the beef and eat more chicken and fish. Eat smaller portions, drink lots of water, get exercise conducive to your life situation, and get plenty of sleep.

This is more to my liking, because I have been trying to teach this method of staying in good health for the last 15 years to my clients. Check out some of my earlier blogs. I also suggest staying away from alcohol altogether, do not smoke any type of  nicotine producing device, and if possible stop the caffeine habit. They all destroy the brain cells – and healthy brain cells are the key to the whole body’s health.

I am aware there are extenuating circumstances of many varieties for each of you concerning your health situation – to include genetics, accidents, birth defects, etc.  However, good and correct eating and food basics never change, if adhered to. There are a myriad of new diet plans out there such as the Paleo, Keto, Vegan, Canadian, Mediterranean, etc.

Decide for yourself if you want to stay in the ‘old school’, so to speak, or join the today’s world to improve on dietary methods, which just may be your road to good health. REMEMBER – YOU ARE YOUR OWN BEST DOCTOR!