Mar 24

Allergy Relief for Spring

Skid, boom, bang–this is how we are going into Spring.  The unending cold, snow, skidding, car accidents and the newest call for snow will blast us into Spring–hopefully.  Also, here’s hoping the pollen will be reduced because of the prolonged cold.

Well, what can we expect when Spring finally springs?  due to the weather we ate heavier, oilier and spicier foods.  Well, at least I did.  Therefore, I know I need to cleanse my cells, circulatory and elimination systems to prepare for the summer.  Also, I don’t want to be allergy prone.  Sniffling, sneezing, a runny nose and itchy eyes are not things I care for.  Therefore, I kept myself allergy free for about 20 years.  However, I know I did wrong this past winter.  Therefore, I must get on the grind and tackle these toxins early so I won’t have a trail of tissues behind me or a purse and pocket stuffed with tissues.

Well here is what I am going to do and I suggest you do the same:  Liquid Chlorophyll in my lemon water in the mornings.  You can add really raw honey to that or just start taking acidolphilus or some probiotics.  This is easy enough and too good to be true.  However, if you start before the pollen starts then, you can watch everyone else suffer.

Also, you can do my trusted juice cleanse  that I have revived and put in juice form.  Here is the link for access: 5-Day Miracle Juice Cleanse.  This juice cleanse is packed with power and will give you the added boost you need to reduce your cholesterol levels, relieve arthritis pains and reduce your blood pressure.  Try it and let me know what you experience from this cleanse.


Nov 19

Blood Orange Smoothie

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When last have you had a smoothie.  Try this refreshing drink for breakfast or snack.

Blood Orange Smoothie

Smoothie Serves 2 or drink the whole thing yourself


1 cup raspberries

6 oz plain soy, coconut or almond yogurt

4 oz blood orange juice (squeeze the juice out of the oranges for best results)

2 tbsp agave nectar to enhance the flavor

1 cup small ice cubes



Blend until all ingredients are well combined and you have a smooth consistency


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May 13

Gluten-Free Eating

Gluten Free just say noBy now everyone has heard the term gluten-free.  However, with a little knowledge it does not have to be feared or challenging.  I have even heard people ask if this or that juice or fruit is gluten free.  When I heard these questions asked, I had to laugh and say “seriously!”  These questions to me were overboard.  Fruit is gluten free.  Water is gluten free.  But, I have to realize some people just don’t know or just want to be careful.  However, a fruit salad may not be gluten free depending whether or not additional ingredients suspect in nature are in it.  But, straight from the tree, bush or vine–it’s gluten-free.

Grains, some not all, contains gluten.  The most notable grains with gluten are:  rye, wheat, triticale, kamut, semolina and barley.  Spelt has a little gluten and is a relative of wheat.  However, most people can tolerate small amounts of spelt in place of wheat.  Oats are suspect and have a substance called avenin which is similar to gluten’s structure and sensitive people probably cannot tolerate oats either.

To live gluten-free you want to stock your shelves with safe grains such as:  rice, quinoa, millet, corn, aramanth, kamut, teff, wild rice, sorghum, arrowroot, all beans, all nuts, root vegetables, fruits and tapioca.  This list is a basic staple food list to build your recipes upon to create fantastic meals for you to dine on.

Also, to make gluten-free eating more pleasant, there are a plethora of spices, herbs and sweeteners to enhance your recipes.  To keep gluten free when enhancing your food, carefully read spice mix packages.  Some may contain wheat starch.  However, to stay on the safe side, use single herbs and not mixes.



Apr 16

Detox and Cleanse for Spring

African American Parents Children Family Eating At Dining TableDo you want more energy?  How about a leaner sleeker body? How about better sleep, and radiant skin? Detox, fast and cleanse your body and your mind. Spring time is here leaving a rather mild winter behind us.  Although I did not gorge myself on the typical heavy foods of winter I still believe a detox is in order.  We live in a toxic Country, albeit a great one, therefore, we still need to take the time to cleanse our bodies on a regular basis.

To give you a little history, I have been fasting since I was a young adult. Therefore, it does not come hard for me.  However, if it is hard for you to fast, I still want you to join me.  You will notice that I use the words fasting and detoxing when referring to cleansing, because I do fasting style detox programs.  I believe fasting detox programs give the best and fastest results.  Stick with me and I will have you fit n sleek in no time.

There are many detox programs out there to try and I have tried many of them.  I have done up to 40 day fasts on all liquids even when I did not have a juicer to make fresh juices.  Now, because of the way things are; I would not suggest using store brought juices to engage in a fast or detox regimen. However, with all that said, I still like my fasting detox programs which I created the best.  Why? I painstakingly create each program by trying and working each phase to see what I can expect and what others can also expect.  So, you can trust that I actually create detox programs from experience and try them on others before I put them out there for the benefit of others.  Thus, I speak truth when I tell you what will and will not work and again you can trust my programs. Just do them the way they are outlined and you will not have a problem.  If you do (because someone will always be different), email me and I will help you through the issues.

Here are my two detox programs:

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1)  12 Day Detox Guide.  This detox program is for those with chronic health issues such as arthritis, lupus, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, etc…  On this program you cannot eat not even raw foods.  You follow the guide as outlined.

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2)  The Lemon Cure.  This program is for more acute issues such as skin issues, lymphatic congestion, weight loss, hypoglycemia, non-specific issues and just basic cleansing.  On this program you can eat only raw foods.

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Mar 25

Be Fabulous At Any Age

indian lady in marketJust thought I’d share some foods that I snack on to be healthy and have others eating as well.  Some of them may be quite pungent but they taste good and are good for you too.  Try these foods listed here to be fabulous at any age.

Apple Cider Vinegar
I feel in love with ACV.  I make a sour aid out of it; sort of like a lemon aid drink.  Just a whole lot more pungent.  I mix it with really raw honey and  either drink it hot or cold.   I purchase the Braggs ACV which is aged and not fermented.  Therefore, it is healing and not harmful to you as other vinegars can be.  ACV can help your digestion by stimulating stomach acids, your gut flora aiding in its healthy growth pH balance. You can use it to make your own salad dressings or just add to water and drink throughout the day.  It also helps in weight management.

Grew up on this.  At one time, a friend from Africa called this poor folk food and refused to eat my cabbage.  Well, at the time I cooked it with canned corned beef.  Now, I respect the cabbage because of all it can do for the body.  I mostly eat it raw as in coleslaw. I also juice it to keep my stomach healthy especially if I went through some stress.  It can heal ulcers and stress promotes ulcers. So, I keep this around to buffer me in times of crises. This cruciferous vegetable is also good for cancer along with the other cruciferous veggies like broccoli, kale and cauliflower.   It is also packed with anti-aging phytonutrients and the antioxidant sulforaphane, which helps the body manufacture another powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant compound called glutathione. The pungent smell of cabbage is actually reflective of its benefits: cabbage is rich in sulfur making it good for skin sores.  It can be fermented into sauerkraut releasing its beneficial bacteria.  It can then be eaten with salad or on a hot dog–a healthy one of course.

Garlic is great for high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. It contains sulfur which can give you healthy skin and hair. Garlic is best eaten fresh or aged to achieve it benefits. The best way to get it raw is to blend a few cloves into your own homemade hummus or guacamole to get the most nutrition from fresh the raw garlic. The antibiotic, antifungal compound called allicin that is found in crushed or chopped garlic helps give it its blood-purifying, immune-strengthening properties. .

Nutritional Yeast
I love this stuff on popcorn with some olive oil and sea salt.  “That there is some good eating. Nutritional yeast has a cheesy like taste and is good sprinkled on vegetables and cooked into sauces.  It is packed with skin-strengthening B-complex vitamins, 18 amino acids and an impressive lineup of minerals sure helps in learning to love it. Nutritional yeast is also a complete protein. Sprinkle some over air-popped popcorn for a savory snack that’s great for your skin.

I have found these Seaweed snacks at the health food store.  They are 10 tiny sheets to a pack and taste awesome.  Again, I turned my friends on to them.  For gatherings I have to bring many packs to share, bcuz, I can’t keep them to myself. I found them at MOMS. There are other seaweeds but not for snacking only cooking or sprinkling on salads like dulse and kelp.  However, seaweed is a concentrated source of nutrition, especially minerals like iron, manganese, iodine, copper, zinc and selenium that are important for beauty. Both zinc and iron are strong hair essentials, while manganese is critical for strong bones and connective tissue. And the iodine in seaweed is processed by the thyroid gland to become thyroid hormone, which stimulates energy production.

Hope you go out to your favorite health food store and stock you pantry with these items.  They may be strange, but learn how to add them to your repertoire of dishes, snacks and drinks.

Feb 12

Drink Soft, Live Hard: Why Sodas are NOT Really that Soft? Part One

Open Aluminum CanAccording to a study from Japan, drinking soda regularly can seriously increase your risk of stroke as well as increase your waistline.  Researchers tracked the soft drink consumption of 39,786 Japanese men and women over 18 years, and found that women who reported drinking about one sugary soda per day were 83 percent more likely to suffer an ischemic stroke than women who consumed soda infrequently or not at all.  More troubling is the fact that among women who reduced their soda intake during the first three to nine year of the study, their risk of stroke did not diminish.

This means that even if you quit drinking soda your soda habit can be deadly for years in the future.

According to the National Stroke Association, as many as 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by lifestyle changes.  You are doing somewhat better if you already stay keep soda at bay, however, you are not off the hook. Moderate your intake of all sugary drinks to reduce your risk of stroke. Want to know what sugary drinks to avoid (or totally cut out of your life)? You already know that drinking sugary beverages is bad for your waistline. Now there’s evidence than it can lead to serious trouble in your head, too. Turns out drinking soda regularly can seriously increase your risk of stroke, according to a study from Japan.

Let me help you to really understand what is going on; with high sugar consumption blood vessel damage and plaque build-up that narrows or completely blocks arteries can contribute to Ischemic stroke from clogged arteries which prevent blood from getting to the brain.  Soda could pack a one-two punch: First with the sugar, and second with the caffeine, which can potentially lead to an increased risk of high blood pressure—another risk factor for stroke, says James Conners, M.D, stroke neurologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.  So, for these reasons try to curtail the soda mis-named soft drink.  Let me leave your with this chart and next time I’ll talk about alternatives to soft (hard) drinks.

Check our chart, below:

Beverage (typical serving size)

Grams of sugar

Regular Coco-cola (12 oz)

39 g

Regular Sprite (12 oz)

39 g

Tropicana Orange juice (8 oz)

22.5 g

Mott’s Apple juice (8 oz)

28 g

Ocean Spray Cranberry juice (8 oz)

36 g

Chocolate milk (8 oz)

24 g

Minute Maid Lemonade (8 oz)

27 g

Monster Energy Drink (16 oz)

54 g

Vitamin Water Revive Fruit Punch

13 g

Red Bull (8.3 oz can)

27 g

Regular Snapple Peach Iced Tea (8 oz)

24 g


Feb 06

Depression Sucks: Are You Aware of How You are Feeling?

Sad Teenage GirlEveryone can feel blue or sad sometimes, but these feelings may only last for a short period of time. However, when a person has depression, it is more than just a feeling of being sad. Depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, along with other symptoms, can interfere with your normal day-to-day routine or activities for a long period of time.

It is important to note that depression is a real medical condition. A person with depression can suffer major depressive episodes that can last for at least 2 weeks or longer.

It is widely believed that depression is caused by an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain. This can influence a person’s mood.

It is also widely believed that depression probably results from a combination of genetic, biochemical, environmental, and psychological factors. Research suggests that environmental and genetic factors, such as a family history of depression, may make a person more likely to develop this disorder.

Also, there is a type of depression called bipolar disorder:

  • People with bipolar II disorder vacillate between episodes of major depression and at at least one episode of hypomania ie., — mild elation or high — episode.
  • People with bipolar I disorder have a history of at least one manic — extreme elation or high — episode, with or without past major depressive episodes.
  • People with unipolar depression has major depression only, and doesn’t have hypomania or mania.

Some things to take notice of:
If you do have depression, remember: you are not alone. Depression is a common but serious condition that affects more than 15 million people in the United States.

Talking to your doctor may help. Better yet, talking to people who have dealt with depression and have over come it is the better choice.

The health risk factors:
The negative impact of depression also increases the risk of developing coronary heart disease, and people who are depressed after having a heart attack are more likely to die within the following 6 months. Several studies have shown that patients with any disease — diabetes is one example — who are depressed end up needing more medical care, accounting for a disproportionate amount of medical costs.

Psychologists Robert Karasek, PhD, of the University of Massachusetts, and Tores Theorell, MD, PhD, of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, have documented that people working in high-strain jobs are more likely to develop high blood pressure, infections, and job-related injuries, as well as heart disease.

Let’s be real, most people have felt sad or depressed at times. Feeling depressed can be a normal reaction to loss, life’s struggles, or an injured self-esteem.  It is not foreign or something to hide.  You don’t have to stay in the closet on this one.

But when feelings of intense sadness — including feeling helpless, hopeless, and worthless — last for many days to weeks and keep you from functioning normally, your depression may be something more than sadness. It may very well be clinical depression — a treatable medical condition.

How Do you know if you are depressed?
For a diagnosis of depression, these signs should be present most of the day either daily or nearly daily for at least two weeks. In addition, the depressive symptoms need to cause clinically significant distress or impairment. According to the DSM-IV, a manual used to diagnose mental disorders, depression occurs when you have at least five of the following symptoms at the same time:

  • A depressed mood during most of the day, particularly in the morning
  • Fatigue or loss of energy almost every day
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt almost every day
  • Impaired concentration, indecisiveness
  • Insomnia (an inability to sleep) or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) almost every day
  • Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in almost all activities nearly every day
  • Recurring thoughts of death or suicide (not just fearing death)
  • A sense of restlessness or being slowed down
  • Significant weight loss or weight gain
  • Sadness most of the day
  • Low energy or fatigue
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability, restlessness, or being slowed down
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Significant weight change
  • Thoughts about suicide or dying Conclusion:

Recommendations to get overcoming depression:

  • Open up your heart to people.
  • People who have little support — whether it’s help with chores at home or someone to listen sympathetically — are also more at risk.
  • Social support acts as a buffer that enables people to cope better with whatever stresses they face, whether they’re imposed by personality or life situations.

In conclusion, studies show that different risk factors often cluster in the same individual.  For example, in a study of working women, Redford and his colleagues found that those who reported high job strain were also more depressed, hostile, and socially isolated. As in people with high levels of hostility, these other psychosocial risk factors are associated with changes in biological functions, such as increases in adrenaline and cortisol, blood pressure and heart rate surges, higher cholesterol levels, and alterations in the immune system and blood-clotting mechanisms.  All of these changes are felt to lead to disease.

I must add that depression can have another root besides medical, psychological and emotional.  That other root is spiritual and not as in God related.  It is often called a negative or evil spirit that is affecting the person and can be dealt with through prayer.
Hopefully, if you or someone you know is going through depression, you will be able to recognize it.  This article is about awareness so that you can seek the appropriate help before it becomes a problem.

Jan 29

Self-Induced Disease is the Cost of Inactivity

Overweight man sitting on the couch with a beer glassBy now we all know that exercise is healthful, however, over 60 percent of American adults still are not regularly active, and 25 percent of you are not active at all.  I am happy to say I am now active more than once per week.

Although, many have started off enthusiastic out their new found work out routine, most do not sustain their routine.  They are wiped-out in a day or week time.

However, the US is not the only country having problems with an inactive population.  People in higher income countries get the least amount of exercise with the UK being the worst.  The global challenge is to make people more active.  I recently read an article on BBC News that Inactivity is as deadly as smoking.  The article was based on a report published in the Lancet in Great Brittan which states that about a third of adults are not doing enough physical activity and that equates to about 1 in 10 deaths.

My question is:  Whose duty is it to get people to be more active?  Should there be a government mandate? Should it be the doctors? Should it be a personal responsibility?  However, the government has taken steps to ensure the health of Americans.  The President’s wife Michelle Obama has a campaign to get Americans, especially, children on the move.

Outside the school, physical activity programs and initiatives face the challenge of a highly technological society that makes it increasingly convenient to remain sedentary and that discourages physical activity in both obvious and subtle ways.  Nearly half of young people 12-21 years of age are not vigorously active; moreover, physical activity sharply declines during adolescence. Childhood and adolescence may thus be pivotal times for preventing sedentary behavior among adults by maintaining the habit of physical activity throughout the school years.

Special efforts will also be required to meet the needs of special populations, such as people with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities, people with low income, and the elderly.

Points to Consider– In activity does this to the body:  Sedentary living is estimated to be responsible for approximately one-third of deaths due to coronary heart disease, colon cancer, and type 2 diabetes (Powell and Blair 1994).

Physical inactivity is therefore a key factor in the etiology and progression of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases which are common, debilitating and costly.

This and more recent studies confirm that physical inactivity is an important contributor to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, colon cancer, breast cancer, and premature death.  In addition, regular physical activity:

  • reduces feelings of depression and anxiety;
  • helps to control weight;
  • helps to maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints;
  • prevents falls among older people;
  • reduces the risk of breast cancer;
  • promotes feelings of well-being;
  • positive effect on the muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and endocrine systems;
  • The changes in these systems are consistent with reduced risks of coronary heart disease, reduced hypertension, reduce colon cancer, reduced diabetes mellitus.
  • Reduces depression, anxiety, improves mood and enhances the ability to perform daily tasks.

A contributing factor to inactivity:

  • According to research done on premature mortality in San Francisco local dependence on cars contributes to reduced physical activity.
  • Technology driven society
  • Loss of community

Recommendations to get moving:
1) 1995 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the basis of the federal government’s nutrition-related programs, included physical activity guidance to maintain and improve weight

– 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity on all, or most, days of the week.

– Moreover, for people who are unable to set aside 30 minutes for physical activity, shorter episodes are clearly better than none.

2) Sedentary people, especially those with preexisting health conditions, who wish to increase their physical activity, should therefore gradually build up to the desired level of activity.

3) Attention has been drawn recently to findings from three studies showing that –cardio-respiratory fitness gains are similar when physical activity occurs in several short sessions (e.g., 10 minutes) as when the same total amount and intensity of activity occurs in one longer session (e.g., 30 minutes).

Although, strictly speaking, the health benefits of such intermittent activity have not yet been demonstrated, it is reasonable to expect them to be similar to those of continuous activity.

4) It’s easy to fit physical activities into your daily routine:
>Walk, bike or jog to see friends.
>Take a 10-minute activity break every hour while you read, do homework or watch TV.
>Climb stairs instead of taking an escalator or elevator.
>Try to do these things for a total of 30 minutes every day.
>Garden, push a lawn mower instead of ride one.
>Vigorous work-outs – when you’re breathing hard and sweating – help your heart pump
better, give you more energy and help you look and feel best.  Start with a warm-up
that stretches your muscles.  Include 20 minutes of aerobic activity, such as running,
jogging, or dancing.  Follow-up with activities that help make you stronger such as
push-ups or lifting weights. Then cool-down with more stretching and deep breathing. >Dance to music
>Children can play games like tag and hopscotch like back in the golden days
>Join a sports team at school or the park

By Yourself:                                                   With Family:     
-Fly a kite                                                      -Go on a walk together
-Practice sports skills                                  -Play at the park-Turn off the TV for a day
-Do cartwheels, somersaults, or jumping jacks
-Mow and rake the lawn

End Story:

Jan 22

17 Healthy Tips to Aid Your Retirement Planning Strategy

Coffee-2I had a thought provoking conversation with someone about not being able to enjoy what they worked so hard for. So, they thought God was against them. After considering their words, I decided I must start now to strategically plan for every aspect of my retirement.

Hopefully, this will help you consider not only your financial options in retirement, but, your health options also. Because, illnesses of any kind can put a strain or complete drain on your retirement savings.

It is inevitable, that everyone will retire from work one day. The question is what state will you be in when you retire? Meaning:
1. will you be physically able to enjoy your retirement & savings? Or
2. will you only retire to expire soon thereafter.

Also, reaching for the stars is a good thing. The question is what shape will you be in when you get there?  You must consider what end your current habits will bring!

What habits you ask? Consider this: what is the result of planting/sowing apple seeds into good nutrient dense soil, a healthy apple tree that bears healthy apples — right. You can’t sow an apple seed and get watermelon, just as you can’t sow meanness and expect people to treat you kindly. On the flip side, can’t sow greasy, fast, processed foods of all kinds and white foods devoid of nutrients, and get good health. Putting these and enriched foods into your body, will help you harvest clogged arteries, heart attack, strokes, lupus, diabetes, high cholesterol, fatigue, sicknesses, diseases and general poor health.

Get the point, there are habits you can’t have and choices you don’t want to make, because they will cause you to expire in some capacity soon after you retire whether by causing your funds to expire on medical care quickly leaving you helpless and stressed or leaving you lifeless in many ways, if you know what I mean.

To emphasize my point, let me stress the negative side of things first. These bad habits and poor choices can and will eventually keep you from enjoying what you have worked very hard for:
1. Lay around and don’t exercise
2. don’t drink water….little water and your inside become stagnant like a nasty pond
3. don’t eat vegetables and fruit
4. don’t clean your environment
5. work 12 or more hours daily and don’t sleep or rest
6. Drink alcoholic beverages regularly or socially
7. Smoke cigarettes and cigars regularly or socially

Hope I shocked you a little. Now, get in the mindset to leave these behaviors behind because they are the bad seeds being sown that will cause some aspect of the seemingly good health you enjoy today to begin to fail. Then, all the prosperity and wealth you attained for a fabulous or even comfortable retirement will be spent on medical treatments and the merry-go-round of medications to get you well.

I know of a man who expired a few weeks after moving into the fabulous home he built after retiring from work. He planned for a good end, but, in the process he possibly ate rushed meals at work and/or in his car; did not sleep regularly; did not drink water so he won’t have to sit on public toilets; stayed stressed watching his investments go up and down; had little to no outlet or free time to spend with family, friends and loved ones to have a emotional or sexual or imbalanced sexual cleansing or release.

I know of several stories like this. We are all guilty of this and do not consider it until it is too late to do anything about it.

Why, like most teenagers we think we are invincible. We think we are fine and wonderful when we don’t have any physical issues. However, we don’t know what is going on, on the inside of our bodies. The inside of our body is a mystery to us until manifested on the outside in the form of some symptom or odd looking condition or disease. So, we must take care of ourselves always–starting from the age of accountability through young adulthood and beyond.

Put it this way, you never know when that last cup of caffeinated beverage will be too much and cause an irreparable crash; you don’t know when that one glass of alcohol will be too much for your liver to bear. You just never know! For example, consider that a small constant drip of water can overflow a big bucket over a short period of time. And so does making constant poor choices even small ones over and over can give way to big consequences like hurting feet, swollen ankles, loss of teeth, poor eyesight, aches and pains, chrons, colitis, and constipation, mental and physical conditions of all kinds.

With all that said, here are some things you want to do if you want to retire healthy; the opposite of which can lead to untimely death.

1. know what weight is ideal for you height and bone structure–get there and stay there
2. lay off the coffee and other caffeinated beverages
3. go to bed early without tv to have energy for the next day
4. I must say this, change your undergarments and clothing daily
5. change your bedding and bed clothing regularly and give your bed sheets exposure to the sun shine daily if possible.  This helps to sanitize the sheets by the UV rays of the sun
6. expose your body to the sun daily
7. don’t hold your waste in just let it out soon after nature gives you the urge to go
8. enjoy your life get active…walk, run, play tennis even if you’re not great at it, play tag with the kids or grandkids…just get up get moving…
9. laugh, smile and have a good time
10.  drink water… it is the river of life
11. be forgiving and don’t hold grudgesI
12. don’t blame God, others and yourself for mistakes and all the woes in life.  Stuff happens, seek the lesson in the situation, learn the lesson and move on…..
13. learn from your mistakes
14. don’t hold everything in, let things go.  It is easier said than done, but, it only hurts you.
15. don’t entertain fears, worry, anxiety, it will destroy your body through your kidneys
16. don’t entertain and hold on to anger, resentments and bitterness, it will destroy your body through your liver
17. don’t keep negative people around you.  (I had this lesson to learn)

Actually, I had to learn each lesson.  Now, I can let others know the value in each healthy principle.

Once I worked with a young lady whose mother saved her money all her working life waiting to retire from work in style and to live the life she wanted. Her mother died three months after she retired and never got to go on the trip she just purchased with some of her retirement savings.  Her mother never got to enjoy her house she waited to remodel.  Her mother never got to enjoy her clothing she gathered to wear on her fancy vacation.  Her daughter did.  She didn’t want the vacation to go to waste and couldn’t redeem the value.

My friends, you were made for more. So, as you spend your time bumping and grinding to make that money hoping to get more money to take you to the next level of success and prosperity; remember to take care of your health and spiritual things.  After you have arrived (where you want to be in life) or find yourself in a state of success or retirement you want to be strong, vibrant, energetic, mentally sound, balanced, vivacious and look fabulous so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.

So, remember if you sow into your body rivers of fresh running water, fresh produce, good thoughts and good will, you will harvest good health to enjoy the things in life you have worked hard for and accumulated for yourself.

Go in Peace

Jan 09

A Dirty Colon Can Have Grave Consequences

flat cactusAfter reading an article in the NY Daily News online, about a young girl losing her hands and lower legs to massive infection after colon surgery I just had to share it.  Now, I will further stress the importance of keeping this body part is good health. I had to post this article to stress my point of keeping your colon clean.  Also, I want to state that it is important to know your body.  You must pay attention to your body when it is sick and crying out for help.  Don’t ignore pains and aches or deal with them with drugs or leave it to the professionals.  It is time to take your health into your own hands properly.

*Always remember to take out the trash (poop 2-3 times per day)
**Eat fresh and raw with each cooked meal
***Take your probiotics

Well, this is all I have to say and then to share the article with you below:

Quadruple amputee Lindsay Ess gets a feel for life again after double hand-transplant surgery

A massive infection after abdominal surgery cost the bubbly college grad and model her hands and feet. Now she says her ordeal has changed her priorities. Her new hands, she tells Nightline, will be ‘used with purpose, not just used to look pretty.’


Updated: Friday, January 4, 2013, 3:30 PM
Quadrupal amputee Lindsay Ess received two brand new hands from a successful hand-transplant surgery.

ABC News

Quadrupal amputee Lindsay Ess received two brand new hands from a successful hand-transplant surgery.

A former model whose life changed forever when her hands and feet were amputated has a new lease on life, thanks to the success of a rarely performed surgery.

Lindsay Ess, 29, is the recipient of a double hand transplant, a surgery which has been attempted only 60 times in the past 50 years, according to ABC News. Her story airs tonight on ABC’s Nightline.

At age 24, Ess, a bubbly recent college grad who majored in fashion at Virginia Commonwealth University, went into surgery to correct an intestinal blockage caused by Crohn’s Disease. A massive infection following the surgery left doctors no choice but to amputate both of her hands and both of her feet.

More so than her feet, Ess found the loss of her hands the most difficult thing to accept.

“I’ve accepted the fact that my feet are gone, that’s acceptable to me,” she told Nightline. “My hands [are] not. It’s still not. In my dreams I always have my hands.”

Ess fought back, learning to drink, brush her teeth and even send text messages without the use of her hands. She received prosthetic arms, but found them cumbersome and ugly.

“These prosthetics are s—,” she told Nightline. “I can’t do anything with them. I can’t do anything behind my head. They are heavy. They are made for men. They are claws, they are not feminine whatsoever.”

After she qualified for a hand transplant and endured the long wait for a donor, doctors at the University of Pennsylvania performed the 12-hour surgery.

A year and four months later, Ess is doing better than her doctors could ever have imagined, and says the entire ordeal has caused her to reassess her priorities.

“People used to turn and look at me when I walked down the street because of how beautiful I was,” she told Nightline. “Now they turn and look at me because I’m in a wheelchair and have no hands and feet. The type of person that I was would be the type of person I would hate now.”

These new hands, she says, will be “used with purpose, not just used to look pretty.”

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