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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Quotes and Health Tip of the day... 12/31/13

“The New Year has taken possession 
of the clock of time.  All hail the duties
and possibilities of the coming twelve months!  
     ~Edward Payson Powell

"I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!” 
     ~ William Arthur Ward

A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye.
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
     ~ Edgar Guest 

Health Tip: Drinking just one freshly pressed juice each day is a reliable way of infusing your body with a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that can protect your cells against premature aging and disease. ~ Dr. Ben Kim

Monday, December 30, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 12/30/13

“Nobody looks like what they really are 
on the inside. You don’t. I don’t. 
People are much more complicated than that. 
It’s true of everybody.” 
     ~ Neil Gaiman

“Love is a Dance set on the stage 
of Forgiveness and Grace.”
     ~ Todd Stocker

“A change of heart changes everything.” 
     ~ Todd Stocker 

Health Tip: Every thing we eat has a consequence, a consequence to our physical being, a reverse consequence to the soil that food was grown in and everything in between and beyond. Each decision we make in the process of buying and eating food enforces a specific paradigm. ~ We are What we Eat

Sunday, December 29, 2013

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. ~ Neil Gaiman

"Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

Friday, December 27, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 12/27/13

Anywhere you go liking everyone, 
everyone will be likeable.  
     ~ Mignon McLaughlin

If you grow a man's self worth, 
he will have a lifetime of prosperity. 
     ~ Chinese Proverb

Giving profuse thanks 
for the good fortunes of others 
will yield the same good fortunes for you.
     ~ Mike Dooley

Health Tip:

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 12/26/13

Christmas waved a magic wand 
over this world, and behold, 
everything is softer and more beautiful.
     ~ Norman Vincent Peale

A tenderness for the past, courage for the present, 
hope for the future. A fervent wish 
that every cup may overflow with blessings 
rich and eternal, and that every path 
may lead to peace. 
     ~ adapted, Agnes M. Pahro

You were deliberately planned, 
specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned 
on the earth by the Master Craftsman.
     ~ Max Lucado

Health Tip: Peppermint - The wonders of...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 12/24/13

“Gifts of time and love 
are surely the basic ingredients 
of a truly merry Christmas.” 
     ~ Peg Brackenall 

Were I a philosopher, 
I should write a philosophy of toys, 
showing that nothing else in life 
need to be taken seriously, 
and that Christmas Day 
in the company of children 
is one of the few occasions on which
men become entirely alive.
     ~ Robert Lynd

Health Tip
The virtues of vitamin D3, the sunshine vitamin, for boosting overall health and the immune system as well as even helping reverse various diseases has been established outside the mainstream matrix. Among the benefits of vitamin D3 is its ability to improve mood and vanquish depression – something that is very important during the dark, winter months.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 12/20/13

People take different roads 
seeking fulfillment and happiness. 
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
     ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Never deprive someone of hope 
it may be all they have.
     ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Every person that you meet 
knows something you don't; 
learn from them.
     ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Health Tip
“The food you eat can be either the safest 
and most powerful form of medicine 
or the slowest form of poison." ~ Ann Wigmore 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 12/19/13

I like to see you move with the rhythm; 
I like to see when you're dancing' from within.
     ~ Bob Marley

Abundance will shine through a mind 
that is aware of its own infinite nature. 
     ~ The Secret

Mindfulness is seeing the world
the way you would like to see it,
rather than reacting to
and accepting it the way it is.

Health Tip: If you or someone you know is in need of an immune system boost, Chlorella, green algae grown in the fresh waters of Australia and Southeast Asia, may be one of the most nutritionally valuable food sources out there.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 12/18/13

Forgiveness means giving up 
all hope for a better past. 
     ~ Lily Tomlin

He has the right to criticize 
who has the heart to help. 
     ~ Abraham Lincoln

"In true dialogue, both sides 
are willing to change." 
     ~ Thich Nhat

Health Tip: The Herbal Remedy to Kick the Smoking Habit & Repair the Lungs
~ by Paul Fassa

Lobelia, or sometimes called Indian tobacco, has been used by herbalists to help get smokers off cigarettes and heal their lungs. Not necessarily by smoking it, but dispensed as tinctures, tablets, or “vaped” (inhaled through a vaporizer).

This despite the fact that a stigma is attached to lobelia because it was once banned by the FDA, the same bunch who continue allowing Pfizer’s somewhat ineffective smoking cessation drug Chantix to be sold with side effects that include heart attacks, suicides, and even homicides. The same organization that raids raw milk providers, allows suicide-linked antidepressants to stay on the market, and supports organ-disrupting GMOs.

Medical Herbalist and Naturopath, Dr. Richard Schulze, has used lobelia on many of his patients who were desperate to quit smoking cigarettes and/or to heal their lungs. He also described how the FDA ban had stigmatized lobelia’s use. Now it’s legal and some practitioners are returning to prescribing it, but many are still afraid of using it for fear of bureaucratic medical groups hassling them if a patient has any reaction.

Lobelia is considered one of the strongest herbs in the world. It contains 14 alkaloids, one of which is lobeline, which is similar to the nicotine found in common tobacco. Dr. Schulze advocates the gradual approach of smoking one less cigarette each day and taking lobelia when the urge to smoke becomes impossible to resist. He has had many kick the nicotine habit, and he has helped patients get over chronic lung problems with lobelia.

But the treatment won’t work if someone doesn’t really want to quit.

American Indians Managed to Smoke Tobacco Without Lung Cancer – Why?

American Indians’ natural tobacco didn’t have 600 chemicals additives that create a virtual freebasing of nicotine, ensuring they would be addicted forever to chain smoking while incredibly increasing their bodies’ toxic loads. Here’s the chemical additive list in today’s cigarettes – no wonder the effects of smoking can be so detrimental.

Even today, herbal advocate David Wolfe has noticed indigenous tribal members in the Amazon and New Guinea smoking pure tobacco in their 80s while enjoying good health.
The Department of Health and Human Services had approved 599 chemical additives to cigarettes by 1994. Among them are ammonia compounds to create a nicotine freebase effect. Then there are the toxic additives to the paper to make it burn evenly.

In 2010, legislation was passed in 49 states to start putting fire safe cigarettes (FSC) on the market as all the current ones are sold. The FSC’s papers contain a toxic chemical used for rug glue to ensure that cigarettes go out when not being puffed. More on that here.

Even before all this chemical craziness, tobacco itself has been grown commercially with phosphate fertilizers, causing tobacco plants to absorb radioactive isotopes of polonium 210. Puff by puff, those isotopes accumulate in smokers’ lungs.

The slang term “cancer sticks” for cigarettes is truly appropriate. In addition to using these quit smoking tips and consuming certain foods to help you kick the habitconsider Dr. Shulze’s approach with lobelia to get off the smoking habit and/or repair lung damage.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 12/17/13

It is not for you to judge 
the journey of another’s Soul. 
It is for you to decide who you are, 
not who another has been, 
or has failed to be.
     ~ Neale Donald Walsch

“Good judgment comes from experience, 
and experience comes from bad judgment.”
     ~ Rita Mae Brown

“Be curious, not judgmental.”
     ~ Walt Whitman 

Health Tip: The Psoas Muscle gets tight because we sit a lot. A tight psoas muscle causes back, abdominal, hip, quad, hamstring, neck and shoulder pain. This is a great video to follow for releasing the psoas muscle.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Quotes and heath tip of the day... 12/16/13

It's not always easy to remember, 
but I think it's true: how I react to people 
and events around me is usually an indication 
of how I am doing internally. - 
When I'm feeling irked, 
it's because I'm highly irk-able. - 
I don't want to be irk-able. 
I want to be a mountain 
of peace and good humor. 
     ~ Dr. Ben Kim

I say “Out” to every negative thought 
that comes to my mind. No person, place, 
or thing has any power over me, 
for I am the only thinker in my mind. 
I create my own reality and everyone in it. 
     ~ Louise Hay 

Health Tip: According to studies that were published in an issue of Life Sciences, artemesinin – a derivative of the wormwood plant used in Chinese Medicine - can kill 98% of breast cancer cells in less than 16 hours. The herb used alone caused a 28% reduction in breast cancer cells, but when paired with iron, sweet wormwood was able to eradicate cancer almost entirely. What’s more, normal human breast cancer cells were not affected in the experiment by this treatment. Read more:

Friday, December 13, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 12/13/13

A bend in the road 
is not the end of the road... 
unless you fail to make the turn.

The excursion is the same 
when you go looking for your sorrow
as when you go looking for your joy.          
     ~Eudora Welty 

Snap out of the everyday trance, 
sink back inside, 
feel the miracle of being alive, 
give thanks for the gift 
then let life love you.
     ~ Stephen Russell

Thought to be one of the oldest life forms on earth, spirulina is an algae loaded with health benefits. In addition to boosting academic performance, combating arthritis, and preventing cancer, some of the most remarkable benefits come in its ability to protect against radiation. ~

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 12/12/13

“Man’s chief delusion is his conviction
that there are causes other than
his own state of consciousness.”
     ~ Neville Goddard

The secret of imagining is the greatest of all problems
to the solution of which the mystic aspires,
for supreme power, supreme wisdom, and supreme delight
lie in the far off solution of this mystery.
     ~ Fawcett

Your uncontrolled imagination is creating
through your reaction to your environment.
Taking charge of your imagination
opens up a whole new world of experiences.

Health Tip:
Toxic Free, Homemade, All Purpose Cleaner:

Essential Oil (optional! makes it smell better)

Are you ready for the super complicated instructions:
Mix together equal parts vinegar and water. We do half a cup of each and they fit lovely in our spray bottle. Then pour in 8-12ish drops of essential oil.
     ~The Burlap Bag

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 12/11/13

“Sometimes the little opportunities 
that fly at us each day 
can have the biggest impact."
     ~ Danny Wallace

"The only time you have no opportunities
is when you decide to stop taking them."
     ~ Danny Wallace

Absolutely everything and everyone,
in every moment, is an opportunity
and has a message. Stay open.
Let the wiser part of you organize.

Health Tip: True GMO Science and Dangers You’ll Never Hear About from the Media

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 12/10/13

"Let your mind be like a tightly woven net 
to catch emotions and feelings that come, 
and investigate them before you react. 
     ~ Ajahn Chah

If you choose to be joyful enough, 
it's physically impossible to get angry,
fret, stew, or worry.
     ~ Mike Dooley

There are souls in this world which have 
the gift of finding joy everywhere 
and of leaving it behind them when they go.  
     ~Frederick Faber

Health Tip: 
Garlic Benefits Summary – Garlic is Great for:
Boosting the immune system
Heart Health
Repel mosquitoes
Sore throat
Stuffy nose or nasal congestion

Monday, December 9, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 12/9/13

"Those who engage in positive, constructive
 daydreaming are happy daydreamers 
 who enjoy fantasy, vivid imagery, 
 the use of daydreaming for future planning, 
 and possess abundant interpersonal curiosity."
     ~ Jerome Singer

Creativity can solve almost any problem. 
The creative act, the defeat of habit 
by originality, overcomes everything.
     ~ George Lois

To create anything … is to believe, 
if only momentarily, you are capable of magic.
     ~Tom Bissell

Health Tip: In addition to its relaxing qualities, lavender oil is anti-fungal, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory. It’s great to use topically on bug bites and rashes and can be inhaled for insomnia.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 12/6/13

“To share your weakness 
is to make yourself vulnerable; 
to make yourself vulnerable 
is to show your strength.” 
     ~ Criss Jami

“Vulnerability is the birthplace 
of innovation, creativity and change.” 
     ~ Brené Brown

“Those who are willing to be vulnerable 
move among mysteries.” 
     ~ Theodore Roethke

Health Tip: 4 Longevity Secrets: 
6 Reasons Okinawans Live to be Older than 100 ~ Christina Sarich

Did you know that only 20-30% of our life expectancy can be determined through our genes? If you want to live to be 100, you may need more than just a sound set of X and Y chromosomes passed down from your parents. Lifestyle is the most important factor in determining not only how long you live, but the quality of your long life. It turns out the people from a small island off the coast of Japan, Okinawa, have figured out a secret recipe for living to be more than 100 years old.

Scientists researching for the U.S. National Institutes of Health and Japan’s Ministry of Health have been following Okinawan’s who are older than 100 since 1976 in the Okinawa Centenarian Study (OCS) and they’ve learned that there are some very typical traits for all those who live to be so vital at such an advanced age.

Want to know the Okinawan secret to living a long, productive life? Here it is broken down into easily digestible bits:

1. Elderly Okinawans often exercise both physically and mentally.
2. Their diets are low in salt, high in fruits and vegetables, and contain plenty of fiber and antioxidantsthat protect against the major diseases of the West, including heart attack and cancer.
3. Although they consume more soy (60-120 grams daily) than almost any other population on earth, it is not GMO soy as grown in the US. Soy is high in flavanoids and is healthful when not genetically modified.
4. Okinawans don’t overeat. They have a practice called hara hachi bu, which means “8 parts out of 10, full.” They never eat so that they are stuffed, but just mostly sated. This means their daily caloric intake is far lower than ours – around 1800 calories. We westerners sometimes scarf down twice that much in a day.
5. Okinawans don’t suffer from dementia or senility as often, either, due to a diet high in vitamin E which helps keep the brain vital.
6. Elderly Okinawans are respected and kept as an integral aspect of their overall communities. They feel valued as individuals even as their age progresses and this can only benefit their mental and physiological health. Elderly members of this society express a high satisfaction level with their lives.

It isn’t just something in the water in Okinawa, but when Okinawans move away from their island and take up the western diet and lifestyle, they no longer enjoy longer lives. Within one generation of taking on our bad habits, their life-spans shorten considerably. Cancer and heart-attack rates practically double.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

R.I.P. Nelson Mandela

“It is music and dancing 
that make me at peace with the world.”
~ Nelson Mandela ~

“I always knew that deep down in every human heart, there is mercy and generosity. No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than the opposite.” 
~ Nelson Mandela ~

"Dear Human" ~ by Courtney Walsh

Dear Human:
You've got it all wrong.

You didn't come here to master unconditional love. This is where you came from and where you'll return.

You came here to learn personal love.
Universal love.
Messy love.
Sweaty Love.
Crazy love.
Broken love.
Whole love.
Infused with divinity.
Lived through the grace of stumbling.
Demonstrated through the beauty of... messing up.

You didn't come here to be perfect, you already are.

You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous.

And rising again into remembering.

But unconditional love? Stop telling that story.

Love in truth doesn't need any adjectives.
It doesn't require modifiers.
It doesn't require the condition of perfection.

It only asks you to show up.
And do your best.
That you stay present and feel fully.
That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as YOU.

Its enough.

It's Plenty.

found on blog "Simply Blessed"

Quotes and health tip of the day... 12/5/13

He who fears something, 
gives it power over him. 
     ~ Moorish Proverb

Whenever you express discontent, 
you’re stating that someone or something 
has control over you.
     ~ Doreen Virtue

Great men are those who see 
that thoughts rule the world. 
     ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Health Tip: 4 Herbs for Anxiety and Stress ~

Lavender - Fresh lavender or even lavender essential oil is known to reduce irritability and help promote a relaxed state of mind. Put a little in your bath or keep it around the house to set a calming environment.

Chamomile - This is a good choice particularly if your stress is causing you to lose sleep. Chamomile taken as a tea can help you wind down after a particularly hectic day and get you ready for a good night’s rest.

Licorice Root - In addition to simulating relaxing chemicals in the brain, licorice root is said to normalize blood sugar and even regulate your adrenal glands. It also helps you cope with general stress. Check out some other licorice benefits. Licorice also contains a natural hormone alternative to cortisone.

St. John’s Wort – Among the most popular herbs for anxiety and stress, St. John’s Wort has also been used during the Renaissance and Victorian periods for various mental conditions and depression. It can be found in supplements or used in a tincture.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 2/4/13

“Your mind will answer most questions 
if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”
     ~ William S. Burroughs

“It's a good idea always 
to do something relaxing prior to 
making an important decision in your life.”
     ~ Paulo Coelho

“You are the strongest when... at peace” 
     ~ Mario Teguh

Health Tip: A study published in a recent issue of BioMed Central Cancer and conducted by the Pearlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has once again revealed the radiation protective properties of flax seeds. The researchers noted that the protection offered by flax seeds even included repair of tissues after exposure.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 12/3/13

He who hurries can not walk with dignity. 
     ~ Chinese Proverb

Savor your time and listen to yourself very closely.
     ~ Doreen Virtue 

Feels to me like a day to let go of routine 
and let yourself be free, if only internally 
– let life happen – my hunch is it'll like that.
     ~ Stephen Russell

Health Tip: 
Top 10 ways to boost energy 
throughout the day ~ Carolanne Wright

Humor - Laughter really is the best medicine when it comes to boosting energy. Blood pressure and oxygen utilization are improved with a hearty belly laugh, which in turn perks up your day.

Gratitude - Upon waking, focus for a few minutes on all the good things in life. This positive infusion will start the day on the right foot and reduce fatigue-promoting stress.

Sunlight - While most of us tend to spend much of our lives under artificial lighting, 10 minutes or so of natural sunlight can make a world of difference in energy levels. Even sitting by a sunny window will help.

Warm up - When we are cold, the body takes this as a signal to sleep. If you are feeling chilly, throw on extra clothing or increase the heat.

Get moving - Exercise is one of the finest ways to avoid fatigue. Studies have shown that brisk movement in the morning maintains energy levels throughout the day - for up to nine hours.

Stimulating scents - If we need a boost during the day, certain essential oils can help. Lemon is one of the best. One study demonstrated that the oil significantly improved participants' mood. And when we are happy, we have more energy.

Chia seeds - Forgo the afternoon shot of espresso and sustain zest with this ancient Aztec power seed. Loaded with vitamins, fiber and protein, you won't experience energy crashes with chia.

Water - Considering that even mild dehydration promotes sleepiness, try a glass or two of water when fatigue strikes. Better yet, hydrate throughout the day to avoid the problem altogether.

Power nap - Grabbing a bit of quick shut-eye is a sure-fire way to beat an afternoon slump. Aim for 10-30 minutes. Keep in mind that napping longer than 45 minutes will increase lethargy.

Stand up - Sitting hunched over a computer for hours on end restricts the diaphragm and encourages shallow breathing, leading to drowsiness and brain-fog. By taking frequent breaks to stand, stretch and breath, we encourage heightened clarity and energy.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 12/2/13

"It's time to let go a little bit of the tight control
you have on the reigns (on yourself), 
let your fascination lead you more 
than your logic, and allow life to show off 
and surprise you with its elegance."
     ~ Stephen Russell

Stay in touch with 
the all knowing part of you.
We are all healers.
Keep up the good work!

Health Tip: Your Body Wants More!! 
More Vegetables
More Fruit
More Chewing
More Movement
More Sleep
Move Giving
More Walking
More Laughter 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

It comes as naturally as breathing...

“The earth was warm under me, 
  and warm as I crumbled it through my fingers...
  I kept as still as I could. Nothing happened. 
  I did not expect anything to happen. 
  I was something that lay under the sun 
  and felt it, like the pumpkins, 
  and I did not want to be anything more. 
  I was entirely happy.  
  I became a part of something entire, 
  whether it is sun and air, 
  or goodness and knowledge. 
  At any rate, that is happiness; 
  to be dissolved into something complete and great. 
  When it comes to one, 
  it comes as naturally as breathing.” 

~ adapted, Willa Cather

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Flirt with your desire...

"...if you repeat a thought, or say a word, over and over again—not once, not twice, but dozens, hundreds, thousands of times—do you have any idea of the creative power of that? 

A thought or a word expressed and expressed and expressed becomes just that—expressed. That is, pushed out. It becomes outwardly realized. It becomes your physical reality."

~ Neale Donald Walsch

Do the easiest thing for another today!

"Scorpio moon trine Neptune in Pisces. Let your imagination soar! Be compassionate, creative and caring." ~The Astrotwins explaining today's energy

The easiest, most effective thing you can do for someone who needs assistance is to imagine them happy and problems solved. We are one energy. When we imagine a person free of their pain, no matter what kind of pain or reason for it, we are bringing them back to their whole state.

This is extremely effective because the recipient of this gift has no idea that we are doing this and cannot stop the energy with their disbelief and doubt. This is the ultimate, anonymous gift. Although you can do this anytime, according to the AstroTwins the energy is especially right for this kind of gift giving today. Take advantage. Imagine everyone you know, who could use a helping hand, in their happy, free place now!

For more astrological, energetic insights by the AstroTwins

Friday, November 29, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 11/29/13

In silence you see 
the geography of your destiny,
the map of your future,
where you need to go, 
but more important it will teach you 
a kindness of rhythm in your journey.
     ~ adapted, John O'Donohue

Link onto arms that support you.
Lead from your dreams.
Love what you love and who you love.
Listen for sounds that comfort you.
Learn what emboldens you.
And linger over moments that lift you.
     ~Maria Sirois

Health Tip: Whiten Teeth!
Strawberries contain an enzyme that actually whitens your teeth. Mash a large strawberry and then rub it on your teeth with your finger for about a minute then rinse. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 11/28/13

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
 for my friends, the old and the new.” 
     ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Be thankful for what you have. 
 Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, 
 is someone else's fairy tale.” 
     ~ Wale Ayeni

Let's take advantage of the concentrated
energy of this day and imagine our world
united as one, in peace and prosperity for all.

Health Tip: Keep Pain at Bay
Seek out more vitamin D
Chronic pain sufferers can have low levels of this bone-and muscle strengthening nutrient, according to a Mayo Clinic study. Check with your doctor to see if a vitamin D supplement could help dial down your symptoms.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 11/27/13

“I believe in intuitions and inspirations...
I sometimes FEEL that I am right. 
I do not KNOW that I am.” 
     ~ Albert Einstein

Live your life with an appreciation 
of coincidences and you connect 
with the field of infinite possibilities. 
     ~ Deepak Chopra

“Coincidences mean you're on the right path." 
     ~ Simon Van Booy

Expect, observe, listen...

Health Tip: Nature's Flu Shot

Juice of 6 Fresh Lemons
1 Bulb Garlic
2 Tsp Ginger Powder
2 Tbsp Honey
3 Cups Pineapple Juice
1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper

Blend all ingredients thoroughly and store in a glass jar. Take one cup 4 times a day until the symptoms are resolved.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 11/26/13

When you are silent, it speaks; 
When you speak, it is silent. 
     ~ Yoka

At the center of your being 
you have the answer; 
you know who you are 
and you know what you want.
     ~ Lao Tzu

We're here
We're breathing
Don't miss a blessed moment

Health Tip: Move over Chicken Soup - 
This soup kicks a cold! Garlic and Greens Soup
     ~ from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Number of Servings: 4


8 cups vegetable broth or water with a couple of veggie bouillon cubes

1 head garlic separated into cloves, peeled and minced or pressed

1 yellow onion, finely chopped

1 bunch kale, collard greens, bok choy or chard, chopped into bite-sized pieces

3 yellow potatoes, such as Yukon gold, diced

1 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

In a large soup pot, heat 3 tbsp water and saute garlic and onion until onion turns translucent about 5 minutes.

Add kale, potatoes, and remaining 8 cups of water to the soup pot and bring to a boil. Simmer everything together for 25 to 30 minutes, until you can easily pierce the potatoes with a fork.
Add rice vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. Stir and serve immediately. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 11/25/13

If one stopped thinking about 
what others thought, said, and did, 
hardly anything would ever bother them again.
     ~ Mike Dooley

Whenever you step out of the noise of thinking, 
that is meditation, and a different state 
of consciousness arises. 
     ~ Eckhart Tolle

When we strive to become better than we are, 
everything around us becomes better too
     ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Health Tip: Why we should buy organic.
 - Long-term soil health using crop rotations, animal manures, green manures and cover crops.
 - Manage weeds, insects and disease using biological control and crop rotations
 - Biodiversity of agriculture.
 - Livestock are allowed rotational grazing at pasture, with a focus on animal well-being.
 - Reduction of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, hormones and antibiotics.
The primary goal of growing organic is to optimize the health and productivity of the soil life, plants, animals and people. ~ seattlepi

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Best Political Announcement Ever!

Watch her interview on Politicking with Larry King here

Follow her campaign here

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"...her candidacy suggests a potential new direction in American politics." ~ Huffington Post

"Could Williamson be the harbinger of a wave of Independent candidacies in 2014? Are people so sick of the two existing parties that they’re ready to go shopping for something new? 'We’re seeing this all over our polling,' says Peter Hart, who does surveys for NBC and the Wall Street Journal. 'People are sick of the status quo: 60% believe that the entire Congress should be replaced. They’re looking for alternatives.'”    ~ Joe Klein, Time Magazine

Friday, November 22, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 11/22/13

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, 
it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. 
     ~ Oscar Wilde 

Instead of operating from rational thinking, 
relax and experiment today from the stance 
that all will resolve perfectly, then glide.
     ~ Stephen Russell 

A purpose of human life, 
no matter who is controlling it, 
is to love whoever is around to be loved.
     ~ Vonnegut

Health Tip: Avoid foods with glutamates (excitotoxins) which are labelled as MSG, hydrolysed vegetable protein, caseinate, autolyzed yeast. ~ Windwood Naturopathic Clinic

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 11/21/13

Surrounded by people who love life, 
you love it too; surrounded by people 
who don't, you don't.  
     ~Mignon McLaughlin 

Let your inner sunshine 
overcome the passing haze of discontent.

Words are also seeds, and when dropped 
into the invisible spiritual substance, 
they grow and bring forth after their kind. 
     ~ C Fillmor

Health Tip: Naturopathic doctors are physician experts in treating the underlying cause of disease and using natural medicines to help people get and stay well.