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Health Issues in General:
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- Eat more Organic Live Foods, lots of them! And daily use a stool to raise your knees up to assist your colon while eliminating. Use a Probiotic daily helps. Occasionally use this wonderful product by Dr. Group, I love this product. Since childhood I have needed assistance to daily eliminate. I have used many herbal remedies and teas however, I used this product and my bowels have been healthier ever since. I highly recommend this product.
- Our skin is the largest organ in our body! Using a dry brush with a natural bristle daily creates a way to exfoliate your skin before a shower or bath.
Organic sugar scrub with just enough almond oil or avocado oil to wet the mixture then add your favorite essential oil like Lavender or Grapefruit or Bergamot. After bathing, turn off the water and just scrub the mixture in the shower to revitalize/renew your skin and then rinse off. Use this scrub whenever needed.
- For antiperspirant/odor use Organic Lime Juice. Wow… this works really great. It is the best I have ever found and non-toxic 🙂 All you do is pour a little out, 1 teaspoon in a small dish and dap it on with your fingers. It feels sticky until it dries but works like a pro!
- My favorite Perfume is by Ascended Health called Sufi Bliss Ascension Oil. Yummy high frequency flowers like the Pink and Blue Lotus are just a few in this delightful blend.
Probiotic ProAlive is my favorite to use daily first thing in the morning.
Favorite Essential oil company is: http://www.elizabethvanburen.com/home.html
I use the Essence of Absolute Rose daily as well which Rose is the highest frequency of all plants vibrations. Did you know the bottoms of our feet is the most absorbent place on your body? Well yes it is. Bulgarian Rose is the highest frequency of all the Roses to my knowledge. If you are stressed or in disease state this Essence of Rose is a must to assist your body back into balance.
Our Second favorite Essential oil company is: http://www.libertynatural.com/
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar has countless ways to treat your body. (Examples such as skin irritations, acne and contact dermatitis.) Just rub some Apple Cider Vinegar on areas on your skin where you are having issues with and it works like magic! Apple Cider Vinegar has also been found to greatly improve digestion and eliminate heart burn, assist in chronic fatigue conditions, help relieve constipation and assist in weight control by breaking down unwanted fat in the body.
Just one of many stories about ACV from my personal experience is with my dog who had suffered from a rash in his groin area. After many trips to the vets without any improvement I went online to my favorite site: http://www.earthclinic.com/
Here I found a fellow pet owner who suggested this simple remedy with half mixture of ACV and water. I sprayed the area once to twice a day, and it cleared up my dogs rash in just days! A few months later it came back and I applied the same remedy and it work again. The rash has been gone now for about a year. Earth Clinic has a wealth of wonderful solutions for your pets and for yourself.
Below are some important health checks suggested we would be wise to know: What is your Blood Pressure, cholesterol, waist size, fasting blood sugar and your weight are some important figures to be aware of for Healthy Living!
Dr. Oz recently had a discussion on his show of how our toilets are too high for our bodies to have a natural optimum bowel function. He claims it is best to be in a squatting position to have a healthier bowel movement. All one needs is to add a small stool to rest your feet on. Wow… what a difference it makes! I highly recommend this. When I was in my early 20’s, I also witnessed some dear friends who suffered and died from bowel cancer. This experience caused me to become very conscious of healthy bowel functions. In order to stay healthy I recommend “Super Cleanse” by Natures Secret. Just 2 tabs before bed. I also love liquid chlorophyll “Chlorofresh” by Natures Way. A few tablespoons into my water each day, yum… my favorite! http://benefitof.net/benefits-of-chlorophyll/
Dr. Oz says every person needs to check your blood pressure number once a year. While optimal blood pressure can vary from person to person, Dr. Oz says the ideal number is 115 over 75. “As long as you’re not light-headed, the lower the better,” he says. “If your number is hypertensive, which is 140 over 90 or greater, you are losing about 10 years of life expectancy.” To lower high blood pressure, Dr. Oz recommends losing weight and reducing salt intake. “Because salt is such a big part of our diet today, and we get about 3,400 milligrams of salt a day,
The next number Dr. Oz says everyone needs to know is one you can measure at home—waist size. “Waist size tells you about the belly fat, and it’s that belly fat that puts pressure on your kidneys, and your kidneys regulate your blood pressure,” he says. “So by squeezing your kidneys, you’re actually forcing your blood pressure up.”
Dr. Oz says your waist size should be half your height. “For an average size female, that’s less than 35 inches; less than 40 inches for a male. Those numbers are obesity thresholds,” he says. “Ideally, I’d like you less than 32 and a half inches if you’re a woman and less than 35 inches if you’re a male.”
Dr. Oz says you can measure once a week or once a month. “You can take your choice. I favor once a month because it doesn’t change that much from day to day,” he says. “But when you’re getting in good shape and you’re building up muscle, your weight won’t drop that much, but your waist size will.”
The third number you need to know is your weight. Dr. Oz says to weigh yourself at least once a week. “The reason for that is you can slip a long way in a month, as we learned over the holidays,” he says.
Dr. Oz urges people to think of weighing themselves as a GPS, not punishment. “The GPS is going to say, ‘At the next available moment, make an authorized U-turn.’ You made a mistake. It’s okay,” he says. “Make a turn and go back. Otherwise, you get mad at yourself.”
Your cholesterol is the fourth number Dr. Oz wants you to know. At your next physical, have your doctor check your cholesterol ratio. “You want your healthy HDL cholesterol to be greater than 50,” he says. “You want that LDL, lousy cholesterol, under 100.”
The right cholesterol is similar to plaster—it can help your body heal itself. “The body will try to repair the injuries that are caused, for example, by high blood pressure,” he says. “But if your cholesterol is not of the right kind, it can be a problem.”
Last on Dr. Oz’s top five list is fasting blood sugar. “Imagine taking nails and scraping the lining of [an] artery,” he says. “That’s what blood sugar does.”
Dr. Oz says your fasting blood sugar should be less than 100. The higher the number, the higher your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and impotence. “[It’s an] easy test to get done, and you want to do it roughly six to eight hours after having a meal so you give your body really enough time to get rid of any extra sugar that you may have had last night,” he says. “We do it usually in the morning.”
Bentonite clay is another favorite of mine for over 30 years. This may be use to detox.
Plantar Fascia Tendonitis
A naturopathic doctor help repair my Plantar Fascia Tendonitis. She had me taking Alfalfa tablets, Sea Vegetation tablets and liquid Chlorophyll for 4 months. Of course she muscle tested me for quantity of each. Sure enough after having this nagging pain for 6 months, it went away.
While on a Juice Feast/cleanse for 80 days around the tenth day my Plantar Fascia Tendonitis went away and has not come since. It has been six month and still no symptoms. I still juice regularly about 4-6 days each week for breakfast & lunch.
Sea Marine Organic Products
Wachters Sea Klenz & Sea Vegetation great source of sea marine organic products
Maintaining a healthy weight is on the minds of many us. Here are some suggestions from Bob Greene’s advice I found profound and helpful.
Bob Greene says five crucial steps can help you maintain your weight and your life:
1. Have a clear vision of what you want. “Picture your life the way you want it,” Bob says. “You could even be the most motivated person on the planet. If you don’t have a vision for yourself, your motivation will take you somewhere away from the vision that you want for your life.”
Also, make sure your vision is realistic. “If you’re 5’4″ and you want to be 6’1″, have a different vision,” he says. “In your heart, you need to know that you can achieve it.”
2. Convince yourself that you are deserving. Bob says it’s critical to break down this barrier. “[People] feel unworthy because that was reinforced growing up by either an unsupportive adult or authority figure,” Bob says. “You’re reconfirming [that] by sabotaging your own efforts.”
3. Identify the biggest barriers holding you back. Bob says there’s a big difference between a barrier and an excuse. “I’ve heard every excuse imaginable—except a good one,” he says. “A barrier is more of an issue.”
“We all have a natural aversion to discomfort and pain, and that’s the irony on both exercise and diet. You don’t want to give up. There’s some discomfort giving up your favorite foods,” he says. “If you’re doing exercise right, you have a level of discomfort to get results. And we are wired to avoid discomfort and seek pleasure.”
4. Break through the barriers. Bob says the only way to break through a barrier is to identify what’s holding you back. “You have barriers for a reason. They’re coping mechanisms in many cases,” he says. “So many people think getting on the treadmill or turning down your favorite foods is the hard part. That’s the easy part. It’s these issues and barriers of unworthiness—or being in a toxic relationship is a top one.”
Breaking through takes courage, but the benefits could last a lifetime. “I’ve never seen anyone successful long term that couldn’t make at least one or more tough decisions,” he says.
5. Put yourself first. “Another way to say that is, ‘Get the support you need,'” he says. “It’s getting the people in your life on board.”
Bob says parents struggle with this the most and too many use their children as an excuse not to make themselves a priority. “What parent would [tell her child], ‘Don’t take care of yourself?’ That’s the message your kids are learning,” he says. “Putting yourself first is not selfish. It’s a way to become a more profound role model for children and those in your life.”
Creating our homes to be a refuge and a place of solace and comfort is vital for Healthy Living in today’s world where the various electronic devices that are over loading our energy levels. Yes, I have computers and all the bells and whistles of electronics that have inundate our lives. Yet I encourage you to create your home as a sanctuary, so you can be renewed, and enjoy a safe haven of tranquility. In my home, I have surrounded myself with nature, art and lots of twinkle lights and have eliminated any florescent lighting due to their ability to disrupt our energy field levels.
I enjoy listening to music that sooths my spirit in my home environment. However, once again music is energy, so be conscious of what you are listening to. Is the music creating an atmosphere of peace or creating more disruptions and edginess? Pandora Radio is a wonderful creation so you can create your own style of music themes to listen to. I recently purchased for my son an “IDesign Tower” for his IPod for his home, which has wonderful sound quality. I encourage us all to practice turning our televisions off as back ground noise since, as it contributes to our over-loaded energy systems. Turning off the background TV will allow our central nervous systems to calm down from all the chatter. Allow your creative side to open up and create your home or at least your bedroom a special environment that invites healing and renewing.
Watch and listen to 3 interviews on GaiamTV of what Dr. Group suggests about how to create healthier home. The next time you go to purchase or update look and see if can be organic in form like interior wall paint without all the harmful chemicals.
Energy Medicine by Donna Eden has been providing vital information on how our technologies are creating more energy interference more than ever with our increase needs to connect with others and our community by use of cell phones, Internet, Ipad etc. Television, florescent lighting, TV monitors everywhere are inundating us, making our over-load. Connecting with nature each day helps ground our energy field. Being out side daily in nature can help to feel more grounded and present.
Water! Yes water, I believe is very important to Healthy Living. I had been using a Reverse Osmosis drinking system for the past 5 years. My old reverse osmosis system was not functioning unknown to me for a few months while I believed I was drinking healthy, quality water. After purchasing “Jupiter Melody Ionizer”, just days later, 10 to be exact, I noticed the 2 moles on my left thigh which had become raised and darker over the last few years, began fading and shrinking in size and depth. Now 14 months later one mole is so faded I can barely see it and the other one is only faintly visible. Both are now flat, level with the rest of my skin on my thigh. Within 10 days of drinking this Alkaline water these moles were shrinking and fading! Wow… I highly recommend this system for better health. Here is a link to an article on the value of investing in your health.
Jupiter Melody Ionizer Water this I highly recommend, from Pure Health Food store in Las Vegas. http://www.purehealthfoodslv.com/aboutus.htm
Of course use caution with all these suggestions. Please read The Journey Within Disclaimer…»