CBD – Medical Marijuana

 

Here are 2 short clips with information on Cannabis that might be interesting to some of you. They will only be up for a short period of time. They are about 9 minutes long, but what is being said might be of interest to those of you who need Medical Marijuana.

Day 1 – Healing Secrets Examined (Special Viewing)

Green Drinks, etc.

Green drinks, pink drinks, orange drinks….just what are they? The color comes from what the drinks are made from. Originally, they came from ‘juicing’. That was before ‘smoothies’ came on the scene.

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Originally green drinks  were made from mostly vegetables in the color green family – predominately greens and sprouts. Green drinks are filled with mega nutrients and are moderately detoxifying. In the sports world, they are great if you want to build up muscles as well as increase your nutritional consumption.

Extracting the juice from the greens with a juice extractor was required if you desired only the juice. By using a juice extractor, the pulp from the veggies, is separated from the juice. The pulp can be set aside for adding to mulching materials or adding to soups etc.

Me – I just use my VitaMix Blender. I don’t mind the pulp in my drink – good for the fiber. However, you can pour the drink into a sieve placed over the glass or a bowl to separate the pulp from the juice.

Greens are the most difficult to juice of all the vegetables. “This is why herbivores have many teeth for grinding, four to seven stomachs for digestion, and an extensively long GI tract.” (Dr. Robert Morse)

  • The following greens – plus other veggies, are just a few of the many hundreds of combination you can make. The quantity of each ingredient can vary according to your taste:
  • Spinach
  • Beet Bulbs with the green tops
  • Parsley
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Collard Greens
  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Carrot (a small amount adds taste and sweetness)
  • Apple ( a small amount for sweetness as well)
  • Lemons
  • Ginger Root (small piece)

Since it is better to consume veggies by themselves and fruits by themselves, no other fruit other than ‘apple’ should be added to a green drinks. If the juice is too thick you can add an alkaline water for thinner consistency. Green drinks can be consumed between meals or as a meal, preferably lunch or dinner.

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Smoothies are the fun way to consume and enjoy fruits. All you need is the fruits and a blender. Combinations can be of your own  making – be as creative as you wish.

The following are a few hints for you who are not already experts at making smoothies.

  • Bananas – always choose ripe bananas. They are good as the thickening medium. Since bananas ripen quickly after purchase, I choose to peel what I know I cannot eat before they get too ripe, cut them into chunks, put them in freezer bags and freeze them until I need them. Frozen, they act as a secondary to using ice cubes.
  • Fruit combinations can include: Apples, Blueberries, Grapes, Mangoes, Peaches, Cherries, Pears, Tropical fruits, all berries, Papaya, Pineapple, and any other of your favorite fruits.
  • As a liquid addition – you can use purified water, or any type of fruit juice medium. I like 100% Grape juice; and Coconut water is my favorite water.
  • Sweeteners are optional. I seldom add anything to sweeten my smoothies. I find the natural sweetness of the fruit is good enough for me. However, if you wish to add a sweetner, add a seedless date, Agave syrup, Honey or even Maple Syrup. My favorite alternative for other sweeteners is Truvia.
  • If drinking Smoothies in your detoxification program- do not add yogurt, protein powders, or any kind of milk or cream.

Blend all of the above to your liking. Add ice while blending to add the ‘cold’ touch and it does help to thicken the smoothie. Or you can just freeze all of your fruits ahead of time.

Green Drinks and Fresh Fruit Smoothies were the original of these types of drinks. However, as you can always depend on ‘change’. Fruits and vegetables are now being blended together. When I make my morning ‘Smoothie’, I add basil, moringa leaves, spinach, kale, etc. to my fruit. Because I am not using it as part of a Detox Program, I also add (when I feel like it), homemade yogurt, Flaxseed Powder (good as a thickener), concentrated polyphenol blend dietary supplement powder, and for liquid almond milk, or my favorite, Coconut Milk. Gage the proportions you use of these according to the size of the drink – what you can fit in the large blender, or as I make mine, in individual small blenders.

HAPPY JUICING BOTTOMS UP TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH!

COVID-19…

Image result for pic of coronavirusCOVID-19, the Coronavirus. The media has everyone scared to death with the information they are putting on the TV, in written material, and radio talk shows.  There are some sane people giving sane advice concerning this virus. You have to remember this is a virus, not a bacteria. A virus is an external health issue that can be controlled externally. That is why we are told to wash your hands, use sterile wipes, keep the hands away from the eyes, nose and mouth, do not kiss, do not hug, stay at least 3-6 feet aways from anyone if you in a crowd, stay away from people who are coughing, or has a fever, disinfect surfaces you may need to tough, control your sneezing, etc. These are preventative measures, if when taken seriously can help to keep the virus from spreading further. Anyone can be a carrier and not know it, and not get sick themselves.

The best advice to take into consideration is referring to the ‘immune system’. If the immune system is compromised, disease takes hold quicker and easier for all diseases, and flu’s, not only the ‘coronavirus’. A POWERFUL AND HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM CAN WARD OFF ALL PATHOGENS AND OTHER INVADERS THREATENING YOUR HEALTH AND WELL BEING! 

ARE YOU COMPROMISING your IMMUNE SYSTEM? If so, how are you doing it? The following – which may be repeated information are key ways folks may be/are compromising their immune systems.

  • DEHYDRATION – you may not be drinking enough water. You may think you are, but then you may not be.
  • SMOKING AND DRINKING ALCOHOL – These two things are putting many chemicals in your system. Many, if not all of them are toxic and will seriously compromise the immune system. Bottom line, they toxic and they will destroy the immune into system.
  • DIET – you hear this more and more these days. ‘Change your eating habits’, ‘watch what you put into your body’. A bad diet full of processed foods and high in sugar content in general will compromise the immune system. You need to eat plenty of organic (as you can) vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices.
  • SLEEP – lack of sleep, proper sleep is crucial and necessary for a strong immune system. You will wake up refreshed and ready for the day.
  • TOXINS – what from? You may or may not be surprised. This is one of the least known of the problems affecting the immune system. Yes you will get them from foods, but these other sources include cosmetics and personal care products. These are all absorbed into the body systems, through the skin and into the bloodstream. They go through various filters one of which is your liver (to eliminate the toxins), and the topicals put on the skin go directly into the bloodstream and are carried into the other organs of your body. Using personal care products every day puts approximately 168 different chemicals into your body. Many of these chemicals are known carcinogens and endocrine-disruptors, that can reel havoc on the body’s hormones – as you can see.

More toxins you are exposed to on a daily basis also include HOME CLEANING PRODUCTS. These products are inhaled, are absorbed through the skin, and go straight into the lungs and bloodstream. They can also cause asthma. Choose to clean with natural ingredients. I use baking soda, white vinegar, and essential oils from which I make into formulas. These work great, leave no residue, and the air smells fresh and clean.

  • CHRONIC STRESS – It is common knowledge that excess stress can have negative effects on the immune system. You need to engage in physical activities – exercise, swim, walk, etc. Socializing with others is the latest trend, and being repetitious, eat healthy, avoid excess alcohol and caffeine, and engage in relation techniques such as Tai Chee, meditation and/or yoga.
  • DEFICIENCIES IN PROBIOTICS – this is new to the scene, by way of scientific research. Deficiencies in probiotics causes an imbalance in the microbiomes. What is a microbiome? It is all the life forms or organisms that live on or in particular regions of your body.  Healthy and balanced microbiomes is essential to have and maintain a strong immune system. “A healthy and balanced microbiome means, that the right quantity and type of beneficial microorganisms to fight off the bad microorganisms – the pathogens, toxins, etc. such as the COVID-19 virus and other harmful viruses is present in the body’s main system we know as the ‘gut’.” There are also other microbiomes to include an oral microbiome, a nose and sinus microbiome, a vaginal microbiome, and a skin microbiome. All of the microbiomes are a key component to your immune system.

The above, as stated earlier, are ways the immune system gets compromised. Everyone needs to start adjusting their lifestyle and eating habits in order to improve a compromised immune system, or maintain the good one that you have.

Personally, having a healthy immune system, I maintain it by taking Vitamin C in high dosage, drink colloidal silver water – as needed – not daily, and continuing my usual supplement routine of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and omega oils.

NOTE: the high Vitamin C dosage, 3000-5000 mg. is the latest scientific theory for improving an already compromised immune system and/or maintaining a healthy one – until the Coronavirus scare is over or under control. If you are healthy, you normally get enough Vitamin C in the food you eat (if you are eating a healthy diet). The body does not produce Vitamin C naturally. When taken in high doses, the body uses what it needs and discards what is not needed. It does not store this Vitamin like it does other vitamins and minerals, etc.

IF WE ALL DO OUR PART – THE MAJORITY OF FLU’S, VIRUSES, AND MAJOR/ MINOR DISEASES, CAN BE ELIMINATED OR AT LEAST REDUCED. 

NEW NOTE: I found the following link regarding COVID19. I had a strong feeling to share it. Here is the link:

I find this very enlightening and useful information. Be sure you watch it to the very end. Dr. Cowen tells you what he tells his patients – which, basically is, to eat a good healthy diet, hydrate, get out in the sun, exercise, get a good night’s sleep, have good relationships with family and friends, and supplement – as needed.

And last but not least, I have a tendency to agree with what they both discussed regarding the possibility of this being a man created germ (weaponized virus), which is possibly being used by the different governments to control the population.

You can draw your own conclusions regarding this whole situation.

MAY GOD BLESS US ALL! 

 

 

 

 

Health Facts

TRIGGER FINGER: What in the world is that?  Image result for pics of trigger finger
Trigger finger is a condition that results from the thickening of the tendon in the palm which affects the fingers or thumb. This thickening results in pain and/or difficulty bending or straightening the finger or thumb. The symptoms include locking or clicking, pain and stiffness or a combination of these.

What causes it?
The symptoms are often seen in people who use their hands and fingers extensively. Needlework, heavy computer use, and other forceful and repetitious activities. Trigger finger is also associated with diabetes, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

How is it diagnosed?
It is diagnosed with an examination by a physician.

What are the Treatments?
Trigger finger is often successfully treated with a cortisone injection into the area adjacent to the tendon. The application of ice several times a day after the injection is also an important and necessary part of the treatment. If the injection is not effective or the symptoms recur, surgical treatment may be recommended.
(Information by the Florida Hand Center)

As always. Consult your physician if you are experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms.

ACUPUNCTURE: What is acupuncture?    Image result for Free pics of acupuncture
Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine – using needles,  which has been in use for more than 3000 years. It can be used on all parts of the body. Energy (Qi) circulates throughout the body along well-defined pathways. Points on the skin along these pathways are energetically connected to specific organs, body structures, and systems. If this energy circulation is disrupted, optimum function is affected resulting in pain or illness. An acupuncture treatment can restore different areas of the body or move blocked energy that is causing pain and/or health problems. 

Acupuncture needles are so fine – about the size of a thick hair, and therefore are relatively painless when inserted into the body or under the skin. The sensations vary from warmth, pressure, or tingling. The needles are sterilized and disposed of after each use to prevent risk of infection.

How effective is Acupuncture?  Acupuncture is highly effective not only as a preventative medicine but as a drug-free treatment of signs and symptoms. Studies indicate that acupuncture influences the central and peripheral nervous system. Evidence shows that acupuncture releases endorphins from the brain which make it particularly effective in pain control. Acupuncture works with the body while strengthening and balancing energy. Acupuncture improves circulation and allows the body to heal itself more quickly and more completely. As well, it also increases vitality and energy, improves digestion, decreases postural and back pain issues, is beneficial for weight loss, addiction control, stress reduction, immune system enhancement and smoking cessation.

As a treatment for Facial improvement – acupuncture is used to treat wrinkles by improving the facial fine lines and diminishing the effect on deeper wrinkles. It improves muscle tone, can give you a firmer jawline, and reduce the jowls. Also, facial acupuncture it can reduce or eliminate rosacea, acne and uneven coloration.

Do your homework. Check these procedures out, check out the specialist who performs these procedures, and check with your physician before making any decisions to use them.

IT IS ALWAYS YOUR CHOICE!

Silver

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SILVER – COLLOIDAL

All that glitters may not necessarily be gold.

Silver – known to many, has been around for a long time. Most of us know it as what ‘silver coins’ were made of. However, Silver has been used medicinally for more than 2,000 years, and, has played an important role in safeguarding human health. Hippocrates, the “father of medicine,” wrote that silver had beneficial healing and anti-disease properties, such as keeping the immune system strong, repairing tissue and healing wounds.

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The pioneers of the old west – here on the American continent, put Silver dollars into their milk pails and storage containers to keep the milk from going sour or bad.

The following are noted ways that Colloidal Silver may be used.

  • Antibacterial – In the 1980’s it was documented by Larry C. Ford, MD  that over 650 different disease-causing pathogens were destroyed in minutes when exposed to small amounts of silver. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) recently reported “that more than 2 million people in the U.S, suffer illness every year as a result of antibiotic-resistant infections and 23,000 die from these infections. COLLOIDAL Silver’s ability to control antibiotic-resistant superbugs is astonishing.
  • Wound Care/Skin Health – Colloidal Silver stimulates healing in the skin and other soft tissues. In a Research article by Pharmacognosy Communications in 2012, it says that ‘Colloidal Silver preparations should be considered for topical use to treat burns, thrush, periodontitis, psoriasis, eczema, and other conditions such as ringworm – because colloidal silver is anti-fungal.’
  • Pink Eye/Ear Infections – Pink eye is an inflamed mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and eyelid lining. It is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Colloidal Silver promptly acts against these infections. Ear infections may also be caused by different classes of bacteria and can even be fungal. Colloidal Silver is effective to use for these infections and is effective regardless of what may be causing the infection.
  • Antiviral – Dr. Martin Hum, (the Institute for Optimum Nutrition) lists Colloidal Silver as one of the natural remedies to stop viruses fast.” It works as an antiviral for HIV/AIDS, pneumonia, herpes, shingles and warts and the Hepatitis C virus.
  • Anti-Inflammatory – Colloidal Silver is also a great anti-inflammatory remedy. Research for this case in point was done by studying the effects of inflammation on the inflamed skin of pigs. Treated with colloidal silver, the pigs experienced near-normal skin after 72 hours of treatment. The NIH (National Institute of Health) reports that “research is beginning to reflect what many people have known anecdotally for years – that colloidal silver can reduce swelling, speed healing, and boost cell recovery.”
  • Sinusitis – last but not least, colloidal silver is widely used to control sinus infections as a nasal spray (published in the International Forum for Allergy and Rhinology). It can also be used to kill Staph aureus when you add a few drops of silver in a ‘neti pot’ or by applying it directly into your nasal cavity and letting it drain down your throat.

I have been using Colloidal Silver for years. I make my own. You can purchase kits for this purpose. I vouch for all the above uses. It is, in my opinion, truly, a natural miracle drug…so to speak.  When I feel a cold coming on, I drink an 8 oz. glass per day – cold symptoms gone in a flash. I washed an area of my body with colloidal silver water, where I had been bitten by a brown recluse spider. I then doused the bite with garlic oil, another natural antibiotic before I covered it with a gauze bandage. The doctor was amazed at how quick the bite area healed. He said I should have been dead, especially since I never went to see him about what was wrong until 3 weeks after I had been bitten.

I am a true believer in natural healing. I hope you can be one too.

 

MORE Health Tips – Electrolytes

I, like many of you over the years, have experienced illness. I just didn’t like being sick or being told I had the flu, etc. So, I did something about it. I have been a perennial student of health for well over 40 years now. That is why I do all this research, and pass what I find onto you – my readers, hoping what I discuss may be of value to you and yours at least one time in your lifespan.

Image result for pic of bananas, rice, and gatorade                       Image result for free pics of gatorade                                       Image result for free pics of rice    ELECTROLYTES –

I was, what I thought was on death’s door with the flu. I was vomiting, sweating, and had diarrhea to the point that I was so weak I could not even stand up. I ended up in the ER. The doctor said I had lost all my electrolytes and needed to build them back up. He sent me home and told me to eat nothing but white rice plain – with no butter and all the goodies that make it taste wonderful; eat bananas; and drink Gatorade. He said that if I did this for 3 meals a day for a whole week, I would have built up the electrolytes and would be all better. He was right. However, I did not know what Electrolytes were, as many of you may not know as well.

Many people do not understand what electrolytes are or why they are important to our state of health. Severe consequences can result from an imbalance of electrolytes in our  body. So, what are ELECTROLYTES?

“Electrolytes are salts that become charged molecules, called ions, when they are dissolved in a liquid. Their electrical charges and ability to conduct electricity helps the body to send electrical signals from one cell to another. The different types of electrolytes include sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, calcium, sulfate, magnesium and phosphate.” (information provided by Fitday)

I like the way the Fitday Editor  words this so that I can understand it, as I hope you will also. Continued research tells us that electrolytes maintain the electric voltage throughout the cells so that signals can pass easily. This electrolyte communication helps bodily functions that are dependent on it. The functions that depend on it include: regulation of nerve and muscle function (like the heart muscle), acidity levels and fluid levels. E.g.’s bicarbonate is an electrolyte that is responsible for regulating heart muscle and insufficient levels of bicarbonate would result in irregular heart beats, which, as we know today, are prevalent and can be fatal.

As I was having diarrhea and vomiting and sweating profusely, the balance of electrolytes in my body were being changed. That is why the doctor said I needed to replenish them and fast. That is where the rice (containing all of the electrolytes), the bananas (potassium, etc.), and Gatorade (potassium and sodium) – came in. The time limit made it a quick replenish. And, not eating anything else allowed the quick replenish without the interference of other supplemental intake.

Electrolytes are found in a well-balanced diet that is rich in vegetables and fruit. Today, they make many sports drinks that are fortified with potassium and sodium. The only one I would drink would be the Gatorade, as it is deemed by the medical field personnel to be the most authentic and works.

The importance of electrolytes in the human body is undeniable. “The body functions and systems they support are vitally extensive. It is difficult for our bodies to survive without them.” With better knowledge and the understanding of what electrolytes are, we can easily learn to replace them, naturally.

NOTE: I did not have the flu. At the time this happened to me I was a ‘runner’. I ran everyday- no matter what the weather. I ran inside on a track and outside around the football field at the college. I ran uphill, downhill, everywhere, and I ran in 5 K’s and 10 K’s. No one had ever told me about how excessive exercise can deplete the body of supplements and more importantly ELECTROLYTES. I thank the ER doctor who enlightened me.

Cucumbers

WOW! Another nutrient hanging on the vine in your garden. But, what do you know about CUCUMBERS?

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  • Cucumbers originated in Ancient India around 2,000 BC. They were brought to the America’s in 1494 by Christopher Columbus.
  • Cucumbers have a water content of 96%, making cucumbers a low-calorie, nutrient-packed health food.
  • They can be eaten both raw and fermented – pickled.
  • Cucumbers provide a number of health benefits to include the maintenance of healthy blood sugar levels and rejuvenating the skin.
  • The high water content makes cucumbers an excellent food for weight loss as it is low in calories.
  • The high fiber content in raw cucumbers also keeps constipation at a low level and helps to maintain bowel regularity.
  • As for skin health, it has been known throughout history to be used for treating dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. It is because of the caffeic acid’s anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and collagen-producing properties that it is used in many skin health products, as it has been shown to help restore the skin’s natural elasticity, making it a valuable tool for helping to prevent wrinkles. 
  • Cucumbers can also be juiced, added to smoothies, soups, sauces, etc.
  • There are many varieties of cucumbers to include: Pioneer, Jade, Rare purple black, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Mini, Rare mini watermelon, etc.
  • Image result for free pcs of cucumbers Shrink wrapping cucumbers, helps to preserve them.

Some people love cucumbers, and some people hate cucumbers. I tip my hat to the CUCUMBER LOVERS.