The Problem with Canola Oil
Amy Goodrich, NaturalNews.com
Canola Oil does not belong in
After reading Amy Goodrich's
article that describes 3 shocking facts about canola oil, this news must
#1 - 90% of canola oil is
#2 - Canola Oil is often used as
a hydrogenated oil
#3 - Canola Oil is the main
ingredient of "Non-Chemical" pesticides
Ms Goodrich writes:
Canola oil comes from highly toxic genetically modified
rapeseeds. In the past, rapeseed oil was used in candles, soaps,
lipsticks, lubricants, inks, biofuels, and even insecticides. Somehow
this industrial oil found its way to our dinner table.
In 1956, however, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) banned the use of rapeseed oil for human consumption due to the
high levels of erucic acid. By the early seventies, rapeseed growers had
found a way to genetically modify the seeds to produce an oil with
reduced erucic acid.
The oil was reintroduced on the market under the name
"Rape Oil" or "LEAR Oil" (Low Erucic Acid Rape), which was later changed
to canola oil for marketing purposes. It was touted a wonder oil,
low in unhealthy saturated fats and high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
While this GMO seed may have a lower erucic acid content,
hybridization and genetic modification also increased the amount of
oleic acid. Oleic acid has been linked to stunted growth, abnormalities
in blood platelets, free radical damage, and an increased risk of
several types of cancer
8 Amazing Perks of Ditching Your Bra
A throwback to the 60's? Or is it
possible that ditching your bra might provide you more comfort or even
improved health? I found this information written by
Rebecca Endicott and this information must be shared with your
sisters. Here are a few of her perks:
Perk #1: Bras Have Zero Effect On ‘Perkiness’
Perk #2: Your Circulation
Will Get A Boost
Perk #4: Your Breast Health Will Improve
Perk #8: It Will Enhance Your Shape
Read the entire article with all
8 Amazing Perks
HERE and pass it to your
Onions As Medicine?
Onions are amazing! They have a
variety of healing properties and they're delicious to eat. Onions
possess antibiotics to boost your immune system and antiseptic assets to
help the body fight free radicals.
Using onion to cure colic in
babies, ear infections, chest colds and congestion plus much more has
been in evidence for a long time.
Here's a recipe for baked
onions that is sure to please your friends and family:
Ready aluminum foil, 8 x 8, for
each onion. Cut the ends off each onion and peel. Hollow out the center
about one inch in diameter but do not cut the bottom of the onion. Place
onion onto foil. Place a beef bullion cube and pat of butter in the
hollowed out reservoir. Generously douse with Worcestershire Sauce. Wrap
the onion tightly and bake it on a sheet for 45 to 60 minutes at 350
degrees. Cool in the foil 10 minutes before unwrapping and serving.
Great with steak, barbeque beans and potato salad.
If you're interested in knowing
more, see this link...MORE
*The above onions were grown in
our Oklahoma community garden.
Skinny Eyebrows? Over Plucked Brows? Try MicroBlading!
Fuller, lush eyebrows are
certainly the rage and if you don't have them, you can visit NYC, plunk
$900 and voila! Eyebrows. I am seriously considering enhancing my brows
with this technique that goes beyond tattooing and stencils. Check out
the before & after photos at
I learned of this procedure from
This is a permanent solution with results lasting one to
Startling Research Published in JAMA
Michael Snyder - DCClothesline.com
According to research published
in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 59 percent of all U.S. adults are on at least one prescription
drug at this point, and 15 percent of all U.S. adults are on at least five prescription
Here are some more selected numbers from
a previous article that back up that claim…
–Back in 1987, 61.1
all Americans reported being happy at
work. Today, 52.3
all Americans say that they are unhappy at
–A different survey found that 70
all Americans do not “feel engaged or inspired at their jobs”.
–One survey of 50-year-old men in the U.S. found that only 12
percent of them said that they were
–The number of Americans diagnosed with depression increases by
about 20 percent each
–According to the New York Times, more
than 30 million Americans take antidepressants.
–Doctors in the United States write more
than 250 million prescriptions for
antidepressants each year.
–The rate of antidepressant
use among middle aged women is far higher than for the population as
a whole. It is hard to believe, but right now one
out of every four women in their 40s and 50s is
taking an antidepressant medication.
–Compared to children in Europe, children in the United States are three
times more likely to be prescribed antidepressants.
–In America today, there are 60
million people that
abuse alcohol and there are 22 million people that use illegal drugs.
–America has the
highest rate of illegal drug use on the entire planet.
–America has the highest divorce
the world by a wide margin.
–America has the highest percentage of one
person households on
the entire planet.
–100 years ago, 4.52 people were living in the average U.S.
household, but now the average U.S. household only consists of 2.59
The Peach Wood Comb
Combing our hair 100 strokes every night
has become a lost tradition. As a result, thinning hair is prevalent,
spots develop and the dreaded "part" can sometimes be seen in the crown
of the head. When I read an article regarding the efficacy of using a
peach wood comb, I immediately ordered one and when it arrived, I began
combing my hair in different directions throughout the day. You can
certainly feel the stimulation it creates and in just days new hair is
growing at my hairline.
The comb with all-round Benefits:
1. The natural wooden bristles condition the hair and
evenly distribute it’s natural oils.
2. The wooden bristles are gentle and more durable,
than their plastic counterparts, reducing the chance of hair breakage,
3. Unlike synthetic brushes and combs, Peach Wood
bristles don’t produce any static electricity.
4. Moving wooden bristles around your scalp gives the
feeling of a finger head massage- particularly if you’re familiar with
acupressure. It also helps in invigorating blood circulation within the
scalp and carrying more nutrients to the hair follicles.
Read the entire article here
New York Fashion Week has its
share of surprises - from short hemlines, to glistening fabrics to
shimmering see through evening gowns, this fashion extravaganza has it
all. Granted, most of us would not wear these fashions on a regular
basis let alone special occasions but what interests me is what were
these designers thinking when they developed these bizarre, unusual
Look for shades of yellow for
power dressing and those fabulous High-Shine Skirts have my vote for
feminine, confident dressing. Sequins might be passé but sparkle with
radiance is still en vogue.
The embellished gloves and the
long fringe dresses were not my favorite but hey, those unique styles
have lots of appeal. The Fancy Pants are certainly all of that and those
stylish socks worn with eye catching high heels are modern updates for
Take a look at
these 2016 New York Fashion styles.
New Beauty Gadget for DIY Manicure
I'm always looking for new beauty
items and here is a clever way to handily hold your nail polish while
polishing! Introducing TWEEXY - this gadget was invented by
South Carolina natives Liz and Mark, is a simple - but
oh-so effective - silicone ring which attaches to two fingers and holds
your nail polish bottle in place while you paint your nails.
No more worrying about accidentally knocking over a bottle of polish.
Tweexy is molded to fit every shape and size nail polish bottle. The
team spent over two years, purchasing every nail polish out there and
testing more 250 bottles to make sure they fit properly.
Tweexy is currently being sold on Amazon for $15 in a
variety of colors. Here's
where you can read the entire article and watch the videos.
Are You Still Using a Microwave Oven?
When we moved from California to
Oklahoma I made a conscious decision to stop using a microwave. You can
see that the special cabinet that would typically house a microwave is
where I store my vitamins.
For many years I had read about
the dangers of nuking our food while I helped my children heat hot dogs,
soups and nachos in the microwave. The convenience factor was huge when
there were four always hungry kids hanging out with their always hungry
friends. The microwave became a staple.
Maybe you're on the fence about
using a device that destroys the nutritional value of your food. Here is
an article that lists12
Shocking Effects of Microwaving Food.
10 Reasons You Should be Drinking Lemon/Cayenne Water
Alex Jordan for NaturalNews.com
Detoxing our body can be simple. In fact, using this
combination of lemon and cayenne can change digestion, decrease sugar
cravings and keep your breath fresh. It's so easy! And, it's tasty with
a kick at the end...
1. Both lemon and cayenne pepper are excellent immune boosters. The rich
Vitamin C helps boost your immune system to fight many types of
2. Lemon helps stimulate the liver to remove toxins and cayenne pepper
helps your body detox by healing the body.
3. Cayenne pepper is a well-known digestive aid and it is also helpful
for relieving intestinal gas and other indigestion problems. Lemon helps
soothe indigestion, drinking warm lemon water is a simple but effective
daily routine to aid digestion.
4. Lemon helps fight hunger and sugar cravings. Cayenne pepper also aids
the body in burning excess fats. Studies have found that those who took
cayenne pepper for breakfast regularly may have less appetite, resulting
in less caloric intake throughout the day.
5. Both lemons and cayenne have powerful antibacterial properties.
Cayenne pepper is an excellent preservative and works effectively to
prevent food contamination from bacteria. And lemon juice has been
proven to destroy the bacteria of malaria, cholera, diphtheria, typhoid
and other deadly diseases.
6. Cayenne pepper promotes your cells to receive more nutrients by
improving blood and lymphatic circulation.
7. Lemon helps your body fight viral infections such as step throat.
Cayenne pepper also has the ability to ease sore throats, irritating
coughs and diarrhea due to its anti-irritant properties.
8. Studies showed lemon contains 22 anti-cancer compounds, makes it a
possible anti-cancer agent. Cayenne’s high quantity of capsaicin might
stop the formation of tobacco-induced lung tumors, so it may have the
ability to help prevent lung cancer in smokers.
9. Lemon water can keep your breath fresh by fighting gingivitis.
Cayenne pepper is also a popular remedy for toothache. It is excellent
at treating tooth and gum diseases.
10. Cayenne promotes heart health and helps to keep blood pressure
Read the entire post here.
Magnesium - Are You Supplementing It?
Did you know that chocolate is one of the highest sources
of magnesium? Maybe that's why we seem to reach for those delicious,
sweet, dark chunks when we're feeling overly tired, cranky and
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BENEFIT FROM
Magnesium is known to reduce muscle tension, lessen pain associated with
migraine headaches, improve sleep, and address neurological disorders
such as anxiety and depression.
Conditions linked to magnesium levels include:
- Muscle Spasms and
Mental Health and Sleep:
- Autism and ADD
- Restless Leg
- Psoriasis, Acne
- Blood Pressure
Magnesium works within our cells — the powerhouses, factories and
regulators of the body’s systems.
Because it is a necessary part of hundreds of biochemical reactions
occurring constantly inside our cells, magnesium’s presence or absence
affects the brain, the muscles, and the heart and blood vessels.
Are You Iron Deficient?
One of my dear friends has
suffered with iron deficiency for some time. I hope you do not have
symptoms but if you do, consult your physician right away. The most
prevalent symptom is tiredness. Yes, I know most of us feel tired at
times, but this type of tiredness does not go away after an 8 hour
sleep. Looking at my friend, she is very pale but most importantly, she
is a "gym-rat" and according to the following article, she and others
who work out hard several times a week are prime candidates to suffer
from this malady. As for dietary help - eat more red meat, drink fruit
juice when eating the red meat and include plenty of leafy green
vegetables with each meal.
Read the entire article
here and feel better soon.
UH OH - Do We Need to Double Cleanse Our Faces?
CLAIRE COLEMAN FOR THE DAILY MAIL
I just found this article on
DailyMail.UK that claims that our faces need more than just one
cleansing especially at night - that's right...it is suggested that we
cleanse our faces TWICE before applying our anti-aging serums and
moisturizers. The article makes perfect sense because we use products
that are designed to adhere to our skin - foundations and sunscreens
primarily - and they require extra cleaning to remove. Once they are
removed then our serums and moisturizers can work faster and more
One word of caution: if you have
sensitive skin avoid double cleansing with products that contain AHA's
and watch out for those brushes that promise to exfoliate - they will!
Here's the entire article - pass it to your friends.
Read it here
Basil - An Anti-aging property
by Jenn -
Basil is known for its anti-stress, anti-aging, anti
fungal, antibacterial, antioxidant and anti inflammatory
properties. This herb is part of the mint family and has been known for
its medicinal purposes for thousands and thousands of years. Studies
have shown that this herb adapts in the body and helps in areas that
need it the most making it an adaptogen.
In Hinduism basil is known as “Mother Medicine of Nature”, Whoa. It has
high levels of beta-carotene (Vitamin A) and is loaded with Vitamin K
which is known to prevent blood clotting and strengthen bones. The
minerals found in Basil are magnesium, potassium, copper and is an
excellent source of iron and calcium. Just two tablespoons a day is what
it takes to benefit from what this beautiful plant has to offer.
Cooking with basil is not limited to Italian food - here is a vegan
basil and green goddess avocado sandwich recipe that is sure to please.
Recipe from Jenn.
Why I use Lemon Juice Everyday
Some months ago I began drinking the juice of one lemon
and have seen my skin become radiant and
smoother. In addition to the Vitamin C that I receive from this
remarkable juice, I supplement 4,000 iu Vitamin C tablets each day. I
combine the lemon juice with two tablespoons of Braggs Apple Cider
Vinegar, a few shakes of Stevia in a tall glass of water. Some
professionals recommend drinking the lemon juice with warm water but I
use filtered room temperature water first thing in the morning. I
then wait 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything. The combination
of lemon and ACV seems to curb my appetite and I look and feel healthy.
Here's a terrific article from
Dr Axe Food is Medicine
site that sums up the many health benefits of using
8 Types of Toxic People to Avoid
Jonathan Long, CEO for Entrepreneur Magazine
I'm certain you know someone who
absolutely drags you down. This person could be a complaint
machine, a doubting Debbie downer or even a liar.
Toxic individuals are completely
exhausting to be around and they can have a negative impact on your
forward momentum. Entrepreneurs need to remain laser focused - the
distractions and stress that toxic bring into your life act as
1. Those who are judgmental
Judgmental people will find a way to criticize anything and
everything they come in contact with. You could take the time to explain
something to them in great detail but it goes in one ear and out the
other. They come to their conclusions before they hear any facts -- they
don’t listen well and are horrible at communicating. Asking for advice
or feedback from a judgmental person is a complete waste of time.
2. Those who are envious
Being an entrepreneur can be a very bumpy journey filled with highs
and lows -- while it’s important to have a strong group of supporters in
your corner during the low times it’s also important to have supporters
that are there to congratulate you when you hit the high points. Envious
people will not be happy for you -- ever. They feel that it should
happen to them and nobody else.
3. Those who are control freaks
Control freaks don’t ever want to listen -- they don’t have to,
because according to them they know everything and they know the best
way to do everything. While this type of person can be a nuisance in
your personal life, they are a complete nightmare to deal with in a
business environment. A successful business structure requires team
members that will listen to and follow instructions. If you have control
freaks on your team it can cause a “too many cooks in the kitchen”
The remaining 5 Types of Toxic People to Avoid can
be accessed here.
"Money and Medicine" Medical Waste and Overtreatment
Joseph Mercola, MD
Dr Mercola offers a free newsletter daily and I look
forward to knowing what he is sharing. The article
outlines how these points:
The US health care system is loaded with medical waste and
overtreatment, which compounds your health risks
Tests such as mammograms, PSAs, and CT scans often produce false
positives that lead to risky drugs, unnecessary surgeries, and
expensive medical interventions
Cancer patients who receive fewer standard cancer treatments but
earlier palliative care live longer and report superior quality of
life, study shows
Dr Mercola warns us: "If
something isn’t done about our out-of-control health care costs, there’s
a real danger they may bankrupt this country... Despite sizeable health
care expenditures, Americans are among the sickest citizens of the
developed world, ranking only 50th worldwide for life expectancy.
Americans also rank near the bottom for everything from infant mortality
to obesity, heart disease, and disability."
share Dr Mercola's passion for healthy eating, exercising and living a
stress free life.
Enjoy his article!
The Dangers of Using Eyeliner
I'm guilty - I've lined my inner
lower eyelids for years in shades of white, brown, black, green, even
deep puce. Yes, I've thought that perhaps the waxes and pigments in the
product could possibly produce damage my eyes but I have been lucky that
way - no ill effects. This article (read
it here) has solid information - here are a few tips but I suggest
you reconsider how you use eye liner in the future.
HOW TO AVOID EYE PROBLEMS WHEN WEARING
Make-up wearers can reduce the risk
of complications by following these steps:
* Keep products away from the inner lid margin
* Only apply
eyeliner to the outside of the lashes along the eyelid
* Thoroughly sharpen the pencil
eyeliner before each application and get rid of the stuff that's
stuck to the end. This means you'll have a fresh tip, which can help
* With twist-up eyeliner, cut some
off the end before each use
* Always make sure to fully remove
eye makeup before bed
Is Your Prescription Doing More Harm Than Good?
Foodmatters.tv recently featured a
story regarding healing health challenges with food and they are
actively looking for success stories to feature. Natural health
alternatives makes sense to me and the particular story featured at the
link describes Jaime Swint, a twenty-something woman suffering with a
debilitating condition that was finally determined to be Parkinson's
Somewhere along the line Jaime
watched Food Matters,
along with many other health based documentaries, and she
was instantly inspired. She started juicing, taking vitamins, detoxing,
researching her health problems on her own and not always trusting that
her doctors knew everything.
After researching the core of Parkinson's, she learned
that all it is, is that the brain has trouble making dopamine. So
now the major question was, "Why?"
Jaime then read about Parkinsonism, where a medication
inhibits your brain from producing dopamine correctly, and is a
condition that can
She then discovered information stating that benzos (a class of
psychoactive drugs used to treat anxiety, insomnia etc) directly
inhibit the GABA receptors,
which produce many things, including
She had been on benzos for six years before her symptoms began and a
total of nine years up until her discovery. Upon mentioning this to her
neurologist, who knew she was on a type of benzo, he
looked at her pathetically as if she should just accept her fate and
said "I have never heard of that."
After deciding she wouldn't place her bets on this, she
wanted to get off the medication anyway and began the process. She took
her last pill in September and saw
a dramatic change after only two days.
Since September 2014, Jaime has been getting better every
week. She managed to get
off one Parkinson medication altogether and
is only taking the other one when she has to work and in social
situations; although she has even halved the original dosage. Somedays
she doesn't even take it at all.
Jaime has no doubt that she is on the last lap of her
recovery process and soon will not need any medication at all. She
now wants to bring attention to the dangers of benzos so people in
similar situations can also be helped.
The rest of the story
Can Migraine Headaches be Stopped with Himalayan Salt?
My sister and my dear friend,
Marcia, suffer regularly from debilitating migraine headaches. They have
tried countless pills and treatments in hopes of forever stopping the
pain, blurred vision and nausea. When I read the following article it
resonated with me as a real possibility to help them manage their pain.
Here's a little info on Himalayan
When taken as a food, this salt will give energy to the body
without depleting the body of energy needed to neutralize the salt.
Kindly share this article with
your loved ones:
People who suffer from migraine condition are often troubled to find
different ways to get rid of the symptoms and the awful pain.
There is nothing funny about the migraine and the pain it causes, it can
literally ruin your entire day and really take you down. Worse part is
that some kind of migraines can’t be subsided with ordinary painkillers.
Well, there is something else that does offer a great deal of help and
it is very cheap. That is salt.
Using a Salt for an express relief of pain
Suffering from migraine, I think I have tried every single way I have
known, heard and read about it just so I can stop the pain or at least
reduce it. Pain the migraine causes it can literally turn your ordinary
day into a disaster. After many failed attempts luckily I found out
about the way that turned out to be very successful for me. And what’s
really amazing thing about it is that I don’t have to use common known
Read the full article
Six Simple Exercises in 15 Minutes
Fitness as in increased sit-ups,
lunges and planks, is usually the top New Year's Resolutions for men and
Personal trainer Julia
Buckley, author of
The Fat Burn Revolution, says
short, intense workouts are key if you want to tone up and slim down. I
agree. Here is how she proposes you begin an easy fitness routine that
is an all body workout that will tone you up and burn fat with the added
bonus that it can be completed in less than 15 minutes.
The six exercises are as follows:
JULIA'S SIX FAT BUSTING MOVES
30 seconds push ups
30 seconds steam engines
30 seconds jumping jacks
30 seconds plank
30 seconds burpees
30 seconds step ups
Do all the moves continuously with 30 seconds recovery in between
then repeat the circuit
Beginners, start on knees, advanced with feet propped up on a bench or
Julia explains: 'Press ups are an awesome all-body move, again you're
bracing the core and engaging the abdominal muscles to maintain a
straight position, which is great for shredding the belly and at the
same time you're sculpting the chest and arms.'
To do it, start lying flat face down, position your palms face down
under your shoulders and then push up so your body is balanced on your
hands and toes and your back is straight. Slowly lower and repeat.
Start in a standing position then raise one knee to opposite elbow and
repeat on the other side. Move with more speed if you are fitter.
This move will raise your heart rate while toning the stomach, bottom
This move engages your core muscles leading to a tighter, flatter
Julia explains: 'The plank is one of the best exercises for tightening
the tummy because it works the whole midsection of your body, including
the deep abdominal muscles. It is also great for improving posture and
balance and will build core strength to help you perform better many
Begin by lying flat face down. Position your arms under your shoulders
and then rise up onto your hands or your body is balanced on your hands
and toes and your back is straight.
From standing, do a star jump splitting your legs apart and then jumping
back to bring them together. At the same time, raise your arms up and
Beginners can do the move more slowly. This exercise again raises the
heart rate burning calories.
Burpees are renowned as one of the toughest exercises around - which
means they must do you good.
From standing, lower yourself onto your hands and then push your feet
out and back in, then leap up into the air. Beginners should do the move
more slowly or could put one foot back instead of both.
The moves works up a sweat as well as toning the stomach, arms and legs
so is one of the best all body exercises you can do.
If you don't have an exercise step, use a stair or just mimic the action
by raising your knees up and down.
As the name suggests, the move involves stepping up and down leading
with each leg alternatively.
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
Jonathan Benson - Naturalnews.com
It takes more than just hand washing and sneezing into your elbow to
alleviate flu symptoms. You must learn to enhance your immune system.
Here's ammunition from Naturalnews.com.
Apple cider vinegar.
For regular maintenance, take one or two tablespoons of apple cider
vinegar with a splash of fresh lemon, every morning in water or juice.
Raw apple cider vinegar with the "mother" is rich in nutrients such as
potassium, phosphorus, sodium (the healthy kind!), magnesium, sulfur,
iron, copper, fluorine (not the synthetic type of fluoride added to
water), silicon and pectin, as well as dozens of trace minerals and
essential amino acids.
All of these are highly effective at alkalizing and detoxifying the
body, making conditions unfriendly to pathogenic bacteria and viruses.
Oil of oregano.
Hailed for its amazing antiviral, antibacterial and antioxidant potency,
oil of oregano belongs in every survivalist's health repertoire. Studies
have shown that the carvacrol component of the oil is particularly
beneficial in targeting and eliminating viruses. And unlike
pharmaceutical drugs, oil of oregano won't kill off your healthy
intestinal flora, nor will it cause antibiotic resistance.
Sometimes referred to simply as elder, elderberry has long been used as
a treatment for respiratory ailments stemming from cold and flu.
The University of Maryland Medical Center recognizes elderberry as
having proven anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant and anticancer
properties, and laboratory evidence has shown that the "superfruit" is
powerfully effective at boosting immunity.
Perhaps most well known for treating colds, vitamin C is arguably the
most effective remedy for preventing and treating viruses of all kinds.
The late Dr. Linus Pauling studied the nutrient extensively and found
that, in order for the immune system to maintain its defenses against
viral infections, vitamin C is essential. Injections of high-dose
vitamin C are also effective at eradicating disease once it has taken
One of the easiest ways to maintain a vibrant immune system is to spend
more time in the sun. When your skin is exposed to ultraviolet (UV)
radiation from the sun, your body produces vitamin D, which in turn
reduces your risk of developing influenza and other viral conditions.
People with optimal vitamin D levels also tend to avoid getting sick in
Never Eat Wheat?
Sayer Ji, Founder,
This is a shocking interview/article full of amazing
information regarding wheat and gluten. Here's one
quote that really piqued my attention: "...there are
over 200 diseases that are linked to gluten consumption.
So most people think celiac disease or wheat allergy, some type of
allergic reaction, but it's anything from schizophrenia to IBS to cardiovascular
wide-ranging toxicity is definitely established now in the literature,
but, certainly in
the mainstream media,
there are a lot of industries that would like for folks not to know that
this is the case. That's why there's, I think, a lot of resistance to
knowing about that.'
I absolutely love bread - especially homemade bread
slathered with butter. In the past few months I have stopped eating
bread and most bread-like products because I have felt for sometime that
I have an allergy to everything with carbs deriving from wheat because I
kid you not, every time I would eat toast, a sandwich or even a bagel,
my tummy would bulge. Not pretty. Most bread ingredients begin with
wheat so finding a substitute is nil. Share this article with your
family and friends because most everyone has an allergy related to
Read it here
8 Amazing Uses for Your Leftover Lemon Peels
1. Lemon Olive Oil
Add one cup of olive oil to three tablespoons of lemon zest to add an
amazing lemon infusion to your olive oil. Let the mixture set for two
weeks before straining it (to remove the peel bits) and use the oil as
you normally would.
2. Lemon Ice Cubes
This is a simple way to add an amazing flavor to your drinks without
having to mix in any other liquids. Just add some lemon zest to your ice
cubes and let the flavor release into your drink when the cubes melt.
3. Cutting Board Sanitizer
A big benefit of lemons is that they have strong antibacterial
properties. Rubbing a squeezed, halved lemon on your cutting board can
kill a lot of the bacteria on the surface. Let the cutting board sit for
5 minutes before rinsing it with water, and you’ll be left with a nice,
clean cutting surface!
4. Lemon Extract
If you ever use a large amount of lemons, add the zest to a jarred
solution with vodka (roughly 3 lemons worth of zest to a ˝ cup of
vodka). Make sure you get all of the peel into there, seal the jar, and
let it sit in a dark, cool place for 1-2 months or longer. Shake the jar
twice a week, and strain it when you want to use it.
5. Trash Can Odor Remover
This is a simple fix if your trash can is spreading some bad odors
around your house. Just throw some leftover lemon peels into the can and
the lemon will overpower the rest of the garbage – weakening the power
of the smell.
6. Microwave Cleaner
Toss a few lemon peels into a microwave-safe bowl and fill half of it
with water. Heat the bowl for about 5-6 minutes, and let the steam do
the job. It will stick to the walls of the microwave, and after a quick
wipe down with a towel, your microwave will be squeaky clean.
7. Vitamin C Powder
Cut the peels into small squares and place them on a clean cloth. Let
them sit in the sun for a few days, and once they’re completely dried,
add them to a coffee grinder to turn them into powder. You can add
a teaspoon to a smoothie, or just eat it plain to get filled with a
great source of Vitamin C.
8. Ant Repellent
Did you know that lemons actually repel ants?
Throw some peels by the crack of a door, or any small spaces where ants
can enter into your home. If you’re having a problem with ants getting
into your sweet stuff in the kitchen, adding some dried lemon peel to
the sugar can make it less interesting to ants.
Lemon juice provides a number of benefits that can better your health
every day. A lot of people don’t know about the uses for the peels, but
now you do. Get the most out of your lemons and leave nothing to waste!
Eliminate Gout, Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Pain
JB Bardot - The JB Bardot Archives
Suffering with pain is no fun and pain does not lend
itself to a quality of life worth living. Nature provides many healing
avenues without the side effects of conventional medications.
Personally, I love Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar and use it almost daily.
Here are three remedies to try:
Baking soda mixed in water can relieve gout joint pain almost instantly
and reduce high uric acid. In some cases it may take up to two days to
experience relief; however, if taken regularly, it will prevent attacks
before they occur. Mix 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 8 oz. of water and
drink it all at once. The maximum recommended dose is 4 teaspoons
divided up throughout the day during an acute attack. Then reduce the
dose as the pain subsides. Baking soda can raise the blood pressure.
Persons taking medication for hypertension should consult a health
practitioner before using baking soda in this manner.
Apple cider vinegar
Anecdotal evidence and clinical reports indicate that apple cider
vinegar relieves joint pain, acid stomach, headaches, gout, muscle
spasms and arthritis. ACV acts to help create an alkaline-forming state
in the body by stimulating digestive juices, including bicarbonate,
that’s released by the pancreas. This highly alkaline substance
neutralizes the acidic vinegar and stomach acids, helping to balance the
pH. Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of vinegar with 8 oz. of water and drink all
at once. Some people prefer to sip on it; however, it seems to be more
effective when consumed at one time. If it’s too strong use less vinegar
and work up to a full dose. Apple cider vinegar is known to be
especially helpful in relieving acute gout attacks. Always use organic
vinegar with the mother intact.
Lemon juice and baking soda
Another alkalizing drink that works miracles for some people is a lemon
juice and baking soda cocktail. Mixing the highly acidic lemon juice
with the highly alkaline baking soda creates a perfectly balanced pH
that matches the body’s natural healthy pH, which helps to restore
balance almost instantaneously. Pour the juice of one lemon – about 2
oz. – into a tall glass. Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and allow it to
fizz and bubble until it is completely flat — about two minutes. It can
also be stirred. Add 8 oz. of water and drink immediately. It should
taste like flat water.
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10 Genius Ways to Cool Your Home Without Air
Air conditioning is certainly a luxury. The office here
in California does not have AC; some days we swelter and grumble because
of the heat but most days we are comfortable using fans, including a
whole house fan that sounds like a 747. When I found these great tips
that we've adopted here at the office to keep us cool and comfortable, I
wanted to share them with you. One tip that I use is keeping our
draperies closed during the hottest portion of the day as well as black
out drapes on those windows that have direct sun. Trees work remarkably
well, too. Their shade can cool your home.
Read the entire article.
The Health Benefits of Lentils
Just recently I have had a craving for lentils - where it came from I do
not know; however, my taste buds love the
sensation of cumin, garlic, chili powder and onion cooked into each dish
I've tried. One such dish was
Lentil Meatloaf. I served it for my family and poof! it was
gone. Lentil soup is another favorite. This soup is so easy and
delicious. There is hardly any cook time and your body will appreciate
the good nutrition. EASY SOUP RECIPE: 2 cups water, 1 cup organic
chicken broth, 1 teaspoon each garlic, cumin, chili powder and 1/2
teaspoon red pepper. Bring these to a boil, add one cup of lentils, turn
the heat down, simmer for 25 minutes and your soup is ready to eat. You
might want to throw a handful of chopped onion into the soup before
serving for added zest. Serves 2.
Here is an article describing the
7 Health Benefits of eating lentils. I bet a few of these will
Today's Science Has Found That Mixing Honey & Cinnamon
Aaron DB Savage
What if you could heal certain conditions without
pharmaceutical drugs - conditions like bladder infections, flu, even
colds and cancer? Seriously, one tablespoon of honey to one teaspoon of
cinnamon taken three times a day just might do your body good. Here's an
example of just how simple Mother Nature's treatments can be:
Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of
jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the
cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even
if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles
away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the
heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated
patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and
veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon
revitalize the arteries and the veins.
in the morning one half hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach,
and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in
one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even
the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not
allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a
high calorie diet.
Read the entire article
Are You Chronically Dehydrated?
Surely you aren't one of those people who believe you can
hydrate your body with tea, coffee and soda? Shocking that so many
people disregard the body's need for water. Without water, at least one
quart per day for every 50 pounds we weigh, you are setting yourself up
for illness! Your brain function, kidney function, lower back pain,
digestion and lots more are connected to just how much water you drink
on a daily basis. Food Matters is one of my favorite sites for reliable
information and I found an article that will likely kick start your
water drinking campaign because once you know just how detrimental
dehydration is to your body, you will want to drink water regularly
throughout the day. Are you dangerously dehydrated?
Read the article now and sign up
for the Food Matters weekly newsletter - you'll be glad you did.
Red Carpet Secrets 2014
The Oscars presentation last night was very interesting
for me - oh yes, I love the couture fashion but most of all I love the
faces. Who has done what to themselves and how do they look? Kim Novac,
a long-time favorite actress of mine, overdid the plumping and
paralyzing injections and boy did it show. Her face appeared misaligned
and I really didn't like that, especially when I realized that her
speech seemed affected. To me, it was painfully obvious that not all of
Hollywood is aging gracefully - Sandra Bullock looked fabulous but there
were a few "puffed" cheeks that didn't look natural to me. I found an
article from Daily Mail UK that discloses some of the behind the scenes
secrets that I think you'll like:
6 Reasons You Should Sleep Naked
Natasha Burton -Shine.Yahoo
Not everyone will agree but sleeping naked just makes
sense to me. You see, I grew up with a
grandmother who probably slept nude. One of her beauty tips was to sleep
without underwear so that our body would air out. That sounds right. One
of my sisters who recently slept over told me she was freezing during
the night even though there was a hefty down comforter on her bed. I
discovered she was sleeping in a sweatshirt, long pants, a robe over her
head and extra blankets on the bed. A down comforter is perfect for
sleeping naked - you will stay warm! Keep your robe at the end of your
bed so that if there is an emergency exit during the night, you will be
The article from
Shine.Yahoo shared these 6 Reasons:
A recent study showed that less than 10 percent of Americans sleep in
the buff. Whaa?
Not only is it dead sexy, experts swear naked sleep is actually good for
you. We asked them to spill on the top reasons you should ditch those
pajamas for good.
1. You'll Air Out Your Hoo-Ha
2. You'll Sleep Better
3. You'll Look Hotter
The reasons continue here:
Millions Falsely Treated for Cancer
If you were given a diagnosis of cancer, what would you
do? Would you immediately agree to toxic doses of chemotherapy and
radiation therapy or would you choose to have a second opinion? Well,
here's a shocking revelation that I found:
A significant number of people who have undergone treatment for cancer
over the past several decades may not have ever actually had the
disease, admits a new report commissioned by the U.S. National Cancer
Institute (NCI). Published online in the Journal of the American Medical
Association (JAMA), this government study identifies both over diagnosis
and misdiagnosis of cancer as two major causes of the growing cancer
epidemic. These two together have led to millions being falsely treated
for cancer with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, who in reality had
no such cancer.
that if you were diagnosed with breast cancer, you may have been
misdiagnosed! We've all had friends and family with cancer; the
"standard" treatments seem barbaric to me and it's shocking to me to see
a once vibrant person crumble under the weight of drugs and procedures.
Another shocking statement is this: Conventional cancer treatments
once again shown to be a leading cause of cancer - Oh dear. The
entire article is
The one way you should
never cook eggs
Q: I like to eat a good breakfast every day, and that usually
means an egg or two. I say they're harmless, but my husband says all
those eggs could kill me. Who's right?
Dr. Wright: There are two things I usually don't like to get in
the middle of: stampedes and marriages. And not in that order.
But in this case, you're both right. Eggs are harmless AND they could
How can both of those things be true? It all comes down to how the eggs
Let me explain. Almost 100 years ago, now-famous Russian researcher
Nikolai Anitschkov fed cholesterol to rabbits. When the rabbits
developed atherosclerotic vascular disease, it was said to prove that
cholesterol causes atherosclerosis.
But in a much-less-publicized experiment approximately half a century
later, another researcher tried to duplicate Anitschkov's research.
Unlike Anitschkov, he was careful not to allow the cholesterol to lie
around the rabbit cages exposed to air, which causes it to oxidize quite
rapidly. The rabbits did not develop coronary atherosclerosis, and their
arteries remained clear.
What this follow-up study proved is that oxidized cholesterol, not
cholesterol itself, can cause atherosclerosis in rabbits. When you cook
scrambled eggs, you break the yolks, which contain most of the
cholesterol, allowing the cholesterol to oxidize even before you eat it.
If you're otherwise eating quite well and taking your daily supplements
(including anti-oxidants), the occasional scrambled egg while you're
traveling or visiting friends or relatives certainly won't kill you. But
if you're a scrambled egg lover, you may want to switch to poached, over
easy, or hard boiled. These cooking methods are unlikely to damage your
heart or arteries.
Bear in mind we are not addressing anyone's
personal situation and you should rely on this for informational
purposes only. Please consult with your own physician before acting on
any recommendations contained herein.
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7 'DRY CLEANS ONLY
ITEMS' YOU REALLY DON'T NEED TO TAKE TO THE
CLEANER (AND 3 YOU DO)
Triffon - from
I love wearing cashmere sweaters yet
only learned a couple of years ago that they can be successfully
laundered in the wash on delicate using Woolite. Turn them inside
out before washing. Just don't throw them in the dryer. Rather,
gently roll them in a terry towel, lay them flat, reshape them and
you will love the results as well as the money you save.
Wash it: Cashmere Hand-wash or pop it in the washing
machine on delicate, using cold water. Then roll it up between two
towels—gently squeezing and pressing to get out the excess water (no
wringing)—reshape, and lay flat to dry. (Or you can use a salad
spinner, which some fashion lovers swear by to remove excess water!)
Avoid the dryer at all costs, unless you’re trying to shrink your
favorite sweater to fit your Pomeranian.
Wash It: A Suede Jacket
Spot clean with a cleaner specific to suede clothing.
Dry Clean It: A Sequined Dress
Washing it could result in faded, damaged sequins, or break the
delicate thread that holds the sequins in place. Spotty sequin
garments = not chic.
Wash It: A Pleated Skirt
It depends on the fabric and whether you feel like ironing.
Synthetic pleats like polyester and rayon will fall back into place
after a wash in the gentle cycle and hanging to dry. You can wash
cotton pleats, but they’re a bitch to iron, and it’s safest to bring
silk and wool to the cleaner.
Iffy: A Silk Scarf
Many silks today are washable (do it in your sink with cold
water—learn how here),
but when in doubt, dry clean. Dye bleeds easily from silk, so water
could ruin the color (wet a hidden spot to test for color fastness).
To check out the rest of the story,
RESVERATROL - IS IT ONLY IN RED WINE?
Resveratrol is a powerful polyphenol and anti-fungal
chemical which is often touted as the bioactive compound in grapes
and red wine. But many more foods contain this amazing antioxidant
and incorporating them into your daily diet could be an effective
strategy to advance health and prevent disease.
Here are 5 foods that are great sources of resveratrol:
Red Grapes: Grapes don't have to be fermented to contain this
antioxidant. It's actually found in the skin of red grapes along
with other nutrients, such as minerals manganese and potassium and
vitamins K, C and B1.
Peanut Butter: Peanut butter is great for dressing up apples
and celery, but it also contains some resveratrol (up to .13 mg per
cup). Peanut butter is a great source of niacin and manganese.
Dark Chocolate: In dark chocolate, resveratrol blends nicely
with other antioxidants and also minerals, such as iron, copper and
manganese. Who doesn't like chocolate?
Itadori Tea: Used in Japan and China as a traditional herbal
remedy for the prevention of heart disease and strokes, itadori tea:
contains resveratrol, consequently, The Journal of Agricultural Food
Chemistry studies state that, ”For people who do not consume
alcohol, Itadori tea may be a suitable substitute for red wine.”
Blueberries: Blueberries don't have quite as much resveratrol
as grapes, but they are also a great source of other antioxidants,
dietary fiber, vitamins C and K and manganese.
For all of the above, it would be wise to choose organic sources to
reduce pesticides, especially for red grapes, peanut butter and
ANNOYING SPOT ON YOUR NOSE? IT MAY BE CANCER!
Some years ago my husband noticed a
pimple on the left side of his nose. He thought he treated it
successfully with various preparations because the spot would
diminish but then it would return again and again. After a year or
more of the hide and seek pimple, he decided to see a plastic
surgeon friend of ours just to make certain there was nothing that
we should pursue. Well, it was a basil cell carcinoma and
those sneaky cancer cells had spread under the skin encompassing
almost half of his nose and onto his cheek. By the time the clean
edges were found, his face had been grotesquely distorted. Not only
were the bandages sewn onto his skin, skin grafts were taken from
behind his ears and grafted onto his nose! Then there was the bouts
of radiation with a mask specially designed for him that resembled
something from Phantom of the Opera. It was a horrifying experience
for my drop dead gorgeous husband as the cancer returned and more
surgery, grafts and radiation ensued. Bottom line: if you see a
recurring pimple, have it checked immediately.
Here is an article from the UK that portrays a woman's experience
with a better outcome.
REDUCE INFLAMMATION EFFORTLESSLY
PF Lewis - NaturalNews.com
Coenzyme Q9, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha-Tocopherol, Vitamin
E, Beta-Carotene15 - recognize these anti-oxidants? Well, I hope you
take them regularly because the combination of these supplements
might be the answer to greater longevity and better health.
Antioxidants are organic compounds found in food
especially in brightly colored vegetables and grains. Common
antioxidants in food include: vitamin A, C and E; beta-carotene,
lycopene and the trace mineral selenium.
Antioxidants neutralize free radicals by donating an electron.
However, the donating
antioxidants become free radicals in the process
with one exception, glutathione, which is created by the liver.
It's called the master antioxidant because it can refresh
antioxidant molecules that have become
radicals, reversing them back to antioxidants!
Inflammation is the body's emergency response to an
injury caused by a virus, bacteria, fungus, environmental toxin, or
impact and excess heat.
Incorporate a diet rich in organic, nutrient dense, whole foods,
especially, antioxidant loaded fruits and vegetables. Balance your
omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid ratio toward 1:3 or less. Good fats
are anti-inflammatory. Also add probiotics with fermented foods
Resolve lingering, low-grade infections and other pathogenic
conditions. Detox heavy metals. Supplement with proven antioxidants.
Maintain quality sleep patterns and minimize or manage stress.
ARE YOU STILL USING A MICROWAVE OVEN?
Did you know that the Soviet Union banned microwaves in
1976? Why do you think they would do so and yet the American
Government still hasn’t warned us anything about it?
Microwave ovens continue to be used in every home, and the reason is
simple – microwaves are convenient and energy efficient way of
After reading this article I was shocked to learn just how
threatening a microwave oven is to our good health and this article
pulls no punches by bluntly revealing that our bodies just may not
respond positively to these harmful rads. Is micro-waved food safe
and healthy? Well, I think you're going to be shocked by the studies
you can read the entire story along with
WHEN TO CALL 911
William Campbell Douglass, MD
Several recent incidents have prompted
me to encourage people to call 911, especially in a health
emergency. One woman had suffered a debilitating stroke but told her
daughter not to call 911, and instead, asked to be driven to an
emergency room...she passed away. Another elderly woman fell in the
bathroom severely cutting her arm but didn't want 911 to come get
her...the daughter took her mother to three hospitals before finding
one who could see her. My step-sister was experiencing chest pains
and drove herself to the hospital where she waited 8 hours to
be seen! She had a second heart attack while in the waiting room!
three digits that can save your life. You already know them -- the
only question is, will you actually USE them when you need to?
The numbers are 9-1-1, and dialing them can summon help in a jiffy
(unless you're in Detroit, where you're pretty much on your own).
But far too many seniors are too bullheaded and stubborn to use
those digits when they need 'em most, because a new survey finds
that 36 percent of all stroke victims don't arrive the way they
should, in the back of an ambulance.
Instead, they get someone else to drive them -- or in some cases,
they even drive themselves.
That's the kind of mistake that could put you in the back of a
hearse instead of an ambulance, because the key to surviving a
stroke is in getting treatment FAST -- within two hours of the onset
of symptoms or less.
In the new study of more than 200,000 stroke victims, 80 percent of
the patients who got treated in that critical timeframe arrived by
That's because when you arrive by car, you have to fight your way
through traffic and then stagger into the ER, where you have to
explain to someone what's wrong. When you call 911, your care begins
the moment the paramedic leaps out of the ambulance -- then you
speed to the hospital, where you're moved to the front of the line.
It's like VIP treatment -- because patients who arrive by ambulance
get more attention, faster attention, and better attention,
according to the new study -- and that attention won't just save
It could also save your quality of life, because stroke victims who
get help fast have a lower risk of long-term or even permanent
(Did you know that a common variety of oil...one that you should
already be including in your daily regimen anyway...may not only
reduce your risk of stroke, but also possibly extend your lifespan
by over two years?
to learn what it is.)
So learn the warning signs of stroke such as a drooping face,
slurred speech, and an arm that suddenly goes gimpy -- and make sure
the loved ones in your life know and recognize them, too.
I hope you never see those signs firsthand. But if you do, don't try
to tough it out, don't waste time, and don't try to get to the
hospital on your own.
Call 911 instead.
Six dangerous prescription drugs
you should think twice before taking
Huff, staff writer at Naturalnews.com
Just because your
doctor prescribes it does not necessarily mean it is safe for you to
take. Many popular prescription drugs, it turns out, come with the
potential for serious side effects, including everything from
short-term nausea and headaches to chronic inflammatory myopathy and
heart disease -- or worse. Here is the list of six dangerous
1) Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
PPIs like Nexium (exomeprazole) and Prevacid (lansoprazole) have
been shown to both block nutrient absorption and inhibit the
production of necessary stomach acid, which can cause a host of
other health problems.
2) Statins -
Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) and Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium)
have been shown to greatly increase users' risk of diabetes, liver
disease, brain damage, muscle atrophy, and even early death.
3) Antibiotics -
. Insanely overprescribed for conditions that often do not even
respond to them, antibiotics and their long-term abuse by the
medical system has made many infections more virulent and
4) Antipsychotics -
Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate), Abilify (aripiprazole), Risperdal
(risperidone), and Zyprexa (olanzapine) have been shown to increase
blood sugar levels, elevate lipid and cholesterol levels, and
promote weight gain.
5) Opioid pain relievers -
Vicodin (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen), OxyContin
(oxycodone HCI), Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen), codeine,
and morphine drugs have officially been declared a leading cause of
death in America today.
6) Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
Side effects like suicidal tendencies, sexual dysfunction,
gastrointestinal bleeding, and heart disease are just the tip of the
iceberg when it comes to the many
side effects of SSRIs such as
Prozac (fluoxetine), Zoloft (sertraline), Paxil (paroxetine), and
You Know about Hyperbarics?
Therapy (HBOT) is a method of delivering pure oxygen at greater than
pressure to a patient in order to improve or correct certain
conditions. By providing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber,
practitioners are able to deliver 10 - 15 times more oxygen than is
delivered at seal level or at normal atmospheric levels.
Therapy has been proven effective in treating virtually any
condition in which poor circulation plays a role. In addition to
increasing the delivery of oxygen throughout the body, HBOT enhances
the white blood cells ability to fight infection, helps the body
build new connective tissue and kills certain types of harmful
How does BHOT help
speed the healing process? Nature has dictated that healing cannot
take place without appropriate oxygen levels in the body's tissues.
In many cases, such as those involving circulatory problems,
inflammation, strokes, anoxic brain injury and near drowning, just
to name a few., adequate oxygen cannot reach the damaged area and
therefore the body's natural healing process fails to function
boosts the abilities of the immune system by accelerating the
creation of new white blood cells, the sentinel of the bloodstream.
air or gas embolism to wounds, to abscesses, soft tissue infections
and more common injuries like psoriasis, Lyme Disease and traumatic
brain injury, HBOT therapy is available through nearly all medical
clinics, doctors' offices and hospitals.
above information was provided by
The Old Farmer's
While shopping at my
favorite Rite Aid, the headline, "The Right Way to Kiss", on the
The 2013 Old Farmer’s Almanac,
caught my eye. After perusing the article while standing in line to
purchase, I discovered a very unique magazine that was founded in
1792 by Robert B. Thomas.
On page one, I learned
that this edition is number two hundred and twenty-one and is
“fitted for San Francisco and the western states…” There is an
illustration with the caption, “A cloudy day is no match for a sunny
disposition”, a quote from William Arthur Ward, an American writer.
The contents of this
publication vary greatly – there is a wide range of information from
Amusement to Farming, to Food, Gardening, Health, Nature, Pets
Weather and Miscellany. There is a statement that rings true about
this little gem, the Almanac is about time and timeliness. You can
subscribe to their newsletter but the book holds fascinating tidbits
of information that makes life easier. And, that kissing article has
facts about lip locking I had never considered - like kisses on the
hand, cheek and mouth!
How to Prevent Gallstones
Using 5 Every Day Foods
When I was in Oklahoma over the Christmas
Holiday, I became somewhat dehydrated and that
dehydration somehow affected my gallbladder. There was no attack or
sickness but there was a “sensation” that concerned me, especially
when I slept on my left side. As I began to research this malady, I
Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar via
an article from
NaturalNews.com. I’ve been
drinking a tablespoon of Bragg's Organic Apple Cider three times a
day and rarely do I have the “sensation” that something is amiss.
This concoction of ACV that I drink is absolutely delicious. Early
in the morning when I first arise, I mix a tablespoon in one cup
purified water with a dash of stevia. After lunch I use a tablespoon
of ACV into one cup of organic raw, unfiltered apple juice. YUM YUM.
And before bedtime, I again drink ACV with one cup water. Even if
you do not have a gall bladder challenge, the ACV has health
properties galore. I learned there are 5 foods to avoid to
alleviate stones: 1) nuts 2) eggs 3) milk 4) red meat 5)
Recommended foods: Fruits and vegetables
like apples, beets, broccoli, carrots, celery, grapefruit, lemons,
spinach, watermelon and garlic. Eat chicken, white turkey and fish.
Drink plenty of water to flush your system.
Milk Thistle Extract Shown to
Halt Lung Cancer Progression
Milk Thistle, also known as
Silybum, Lady's Thistle, Holy thistle and Our Lady's Milk Thistle,
has been used in the treatment of various illnesses such as liver
congestion for about 2,000 years. Milk thistle has also been
reported to greatly improve the overall functioning of the liver,
and is used for reducing cirrhosis of the liver, chronic liver
inflammation, damage done to the liver through the intake of alcohol
and other intoxicants, as well as gallbladder disease.
Now, from the University of
Colorado Cancer Center, comes new information regarding this herb as
a lung cancer treatment. "Long
known for its rejuvenating effects on the liver, milk thistle is now
emerging as a viable therapy to help prevent and reverse the damage
caused by years of cellular breakdown in lung tissue." This is
exciting news because conventional treatments such as radiation and
chemotherapy have not been terribly successful treatments. Consult
your healthcare provider before taking milk thistle.
At 81, Carmen Dell’Orefice walked the Norisol
Ferrari Spring / Summer 2013 show during
Fall Fashion Week. “I don’t know if it’s good or silly,” she told
TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager of her current modeling career. ”It’s what
I enjoy doing, and I’m able to do it.”
my opinion, that’s not silly at all. Loving what you do,
not taking life too seriously, and realizing each day has something
wonderful to capture is the secret to living the dream. She is a
wonderful example of what all of us dream of achieving - True
Carmen says, “I think America may be growing up and
accepting the fact that the bulk of life exists beyond 50. Because
demographically the vast population is over 50″.
Yes, she admits to getting some help with her looks
with the philosophy, “If your ceiling is falling down, wouldn’t you
I don’t know Carmen personally but I do know a good
friend of hers. My friend is a wonderful woman who is also in her
80′s. She is my inspiration. She doesn’t think about age or let it
stop her from doing whatever she wants to do. Last year she went on
safari to Africa and this year has already planned her Christmas
holiday trip to Havana. She works out at the gym twice a week with
the energy of a 35 year old. And, she loves driving around in her
Silver Bullet – a 1966 Mustang convertible – top down.
These two women prove to me the limitless value of
living in the moment and the excitement of trying and enjoying new
things without fear or reservation. They don’t fight getting older
because their curiosity and vitality keep them tuned in to what’s
important. Both of these women illustrate beautifully what it means
to be a Real Cougar.
The Real Cougar Woman is
a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her
health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality. Linda
Franklin says,”there is no stopping a woman who has a strong belief
system, passion and a dream. All things are possible”. Linda’s book, Don’t
Ever Call Me Ma’am helps women of all ages tap into their
power and live life to the fullest.
Cougar Women Would Rather Have Sex Than Read About It
The popularity of women’s erotica is soaring.
Most recently this genre has been given a gigantic boost by “The
Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy penned by E.L. James. I admit I
read all three volumes and enjoyed every minutes of it. What a
great distraction – like a mini vacation from reality.
Apparently, I am not the only one who feels that way; “Fifty” is now
the fastest selling paperback of all time, surpassing Harry Potter.
Of course, there are women who didn’t like the
books. They were very critical of the author’s writing skills.
I wonder if those are the same women who put a false cover over
“Fifty” so nobody would see they were reading it. I’ll take a
wild shot in the dark and bet Ms. James isn’t losing any sleep over
her critics. In addition to making millions on the books and
movie, she is licensing out the name for a variety of products. She
is doing a joyful jig all the way to the bank.
Women reading erotica has become so popular that
nearly 50 percent would rather read an erotic book than have sex
themselves, according to a new poll.
A survey by online site Dotty Bingo found 44 per
cent of women preferred reading about erotic adventures of others
over taking part in their own sex lives.
Of the 400 women polled – all between the ages of
25 and 50 - 43 per cent said books like ‘Fifty Shades’ made
their own love lives seem routine and boring. That book would make
anyone’s sex life seem humdrum, It’s no secret that to
maintain electricity between the sheets, we have to work at it.
One of the women polled said: ‘I’d much rather
read about it then do it. It’s always exciting in a book and, the
hero never rolls off when he’s finished and starts snoring without
so much as a cuddle.’
The women I talk to, my community of Real Cougars,
don’t want to read about sex they want to have sex. Whether they are
dating or in a serious relationship, they are managing to keep the
flames of passion burning.
Susan who is 56 and married says, her sex life is
better than ever. She and her husband work at making each
other feel nurtured and appreciated every day. That special
out-of-the-bedroom foreplay really keeps a woman eager for the main
event. Romance means a lot to us.
Barbara is another woman who isn’t complaining
about a boring sex life. She is 62, divorced and dating.
She prefers to date men ages, 45 – 50. Barbara says, “I love
sex and now I am able to enjoy it more than ever. I lived with
mediocre sex during my marriage because my husband just wasn’t that
interested. Now I finding out firsthand that it’s never too
late to unleash your feminine sexual power.”
So what’s really going on between the sheets? AskMen.com’s
Great Male Survey 2012, polled 50,000 people from across
the U.S., the U.K. and Australia to find out. . Twenty six per cent
of the women admitted to faking their orgasms every time they have
sex. And they aren’t the only ones. Over a third of men admitted to
having faked a climax at least once.
The research I have done revealed
3 Reasons Women Lose Interest In Sex:
1. Institutionalization of the relationship – same
old, same old sexual routine
2. Over-familiarity – loss of romance and feeling
3. De-sexualization - incompatibility
between roles of mom, wife and sex goddess
Women are conditioned on how they are supposed to
view sex and love. We fantasize that we are the object of some hot
stud’s desire (Fifty Shades of Grey, anyone) and yet we really don’t
want to take a passive position.
Women are not comfortable with their
anatomy, masturbate less than men, and have sex that is based on
what works for men (that’s a topic for another article). If women
found sex physically gratifying, they might not be so hung up on
romance. And they might not regard sex as such a boring chore.
Socializing women to be passive doesn’t work in the
long run – Real Cougars can surely relate to that. And the idea that
life-long love means nonstop, smokin’ sex is not realistic. Maybe if
we could just lighten up about sex and see it as “a fun activity”
for adults - we would be better off.
But, unfortunately, given all the negative energy
surrounding the whole issue of a woman’s sexuality it’s not an easy
thing to do.
The Real Cougar Woman is
a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her
health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality. Linda
Franklin says,”there is no stopping a woman who has a strong belief
system, passion and a dream. All things are possible”. Linda’s book, Don’t
Ever Call Me Ma’am helps
women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.
Feeling Old or Lost in the Dating Shuffle?
This is the
Chinese Year of
the Dragon-- A year of good
fortune and a great time to make your dreams come true. Most
auspicious! A fantastic opportunity to climb out of that age-ism
that women feel, to rejuvenate our love lives and feel juicy, alive
and even better than our younger selves! Many women of
all ages are doing this.
The bottom line
is, if you feel old, lost or stymied in the dating shuffle, this is
a wonderful time to break free. A time to make simple changes
that lead to big and wonderful life transformations. I wanted to
share this inspirational email that Bella, a 59-year old woman who
was in our Love Mentoring° program, just wrote to her Love Mentor:
"I'm writing to share my WONDERFUL news with you!
Phillip and I GOT ENGAGED last Tuesday night in the Bahamas (my
happiest place on Earth, next to wherever I am with him!). He
chartered a private yacht and while the sun was setting over the
sea, he proposed to me in such a romantic way. It was everything I
could have ever dreamed! We are planning a July wedding. We also
just purchased a condo on the water and are moving in soon. This
past Saturday was one year since we met for coffee. And he wanted me
to make sure I told you that it was one of the Match.com photos I
wore red (remember you told me this was a good color to wear?) and
had professionally done, that made him contact me! I had told him
about Love Mentoring and remember well our great phone sessions. I
wanted to make sure I told you and to of course, thank you so much!
Please do pass this along to Dr. Diana."
(OK. I hear
you thinking about this…. If you want a powerful Love Mentor to help
click here and get your own free 40 minute Love Mentoring®
session by phone or Skype. Just say Cynthia Sent Me for VIP
treatment!) Now back to Bella’s wonderful story.
thing about Bella's email is it shows how a simple change can make
all the difference in your life! Research shows that men rate women
of all ages who wear red as more attractive. And also, they are
drawn to women who show an hourglass figure. So Bella's Love Mentor
asked her to wear a red scoop top in her online dating photos. He
also asked her to have them professionally done (but not so they
looked posed.) Just taking your time to create a really good online
dating photo like Bella did is a very powerful thing to do. I know,
I know, it seems like it requires too much time and energy, and
maybe like it is a pain in your you-know-what to get new photos. And
you may feel like you ALWAYS look lousy in them. (But, believe me,
everyone, and I mean everyone can get at least one good photo!!!).
yourself a good red top or dress with a scoop neck that shows some
décolletage. Then either have a friend who is a good photographer
take at least 100 shots of you, or go to a professional photographer
and have some casual shots taken. Make sure to wear some makeup,
smile warmly and make eye contact with the camera (research shows
that women who do that are rated as more attractive by men). Just
take a little time and do it and see what a difference it makes in
the number and quality of guys you are meeting online. You will be
very pleasantly surprised. This year of the Dragon may turn out to
be one of the best, juiciest and most alive years of your life.
And remember, if
you want a powerful Love Mentor to help you make it happen,
click here and get your free 40 minute Love Mentoring® session.
Remember to say Cynthia Sent Me for VIP treatment!
Wishing you love,
Dr. Diana, The
Diana Kirschner, Ph.D. is
a psychologist whose revolutionary work is the basis of a PBS TV
Special for women over 45 on love. She is the author of the
dating advice book, Love in 90 Days, and
the highly acclaimed
relationship advice book, Sealing the Deal:
The Love Mentor’s Guide to Lasting Love. Visit Dr. Diana at
Forget Your Age or Dress Size… Just
Use a Simple
Change to Find an Awesome Romance
by Dr. Diana Kirschner
I want to zero in on how one simple step can
change your dating and love life big time, no matter what your age
or dress size. You may be packing a few extra pounds or even more
weight. You may be feeling a bit (or very) wrinkled, worn and old.
You may look in the mirror and make nasty remarks to yourself about
your saggy neck or jaw line. But it truly does not matter! Repeat:
It does not matter. You can take a simple step, empower yourself in
a fresh new way and create an awesome romance.
Let's talk about 'Beth," a 56-year old in our
Love Mentoring® program (our specialized dating coaching). She is
about 40 lbs overweight. Although she has not lost any weight and
her age certainly has not changed, she took the simple step I am
about to share with you and her whole life changed.
When Beth started Love Mentoring® she was not
dating at all. Now almost every man she meets asks her out, she's so
appealing. And in the last few months, a great guy has asked
her for an exclusive relationship. Beth is someone who had trouble
getting even one date. Now she's dating and having the time of her
(OK. I hear
you thinking about this…. If you want a powerful Love Mentor to
click here and get your own free 40 minute Love Mentoring®
session by phone or Skype. Just say Cynthia Sent Me for VIP
treatment!) Now here’s Beth’s story:
When Beth started Love Mentoring®, she would
say things like, "I've lost my looks", "Men only want young, thin
women", "My face is a wrinkly saggy mess." In other words, she
was very focused on what was wrong or unattractive about her. This
kind of negative self talk is what tends to shackle you, hold you
back from getting out there, meeting attractive men and fulfilling
your dreams of companionship and passionate love.
The awesome simple step Beth made was to
negative self talk into positive talk about herself.
This 180ş turn is what completely transformed her love life. Beth's
Love Mentor, explained to her that her negative self-doubting
thoughts came from a negative identity--which had to do with being
old, fat, and so on. So Beth needed to create an identity that was
beautiful, fantastic and very alluring to men. We call this the
Diamond Self Identity. And anyone can do it!
Beth used a Diamond Self process that can help
you turn your negative thoughts about yourself into positive one. It
involves two steps:
Ask your best friends,
especially male friends, to tell you what is most wonderful about
you--why they love you, why they love to be around you. What is
beautiful and attractive about you. Write down their answers.
Ask them to help you
create a new Diamond Self nickname based on what they
perceive about you.
For example, Beth’s Love Mentor said that she
had a very warm, charismatic personality. Beth's best male friend
told her that she was very curvy and reminded him of Queen Latifah.
Beth came up with a nickname that was
Queen Luscious Elizabeth (QLE for short)!!! You can
see the difference in Beth when she plays around with that nickname
for herself. QLE has a great energy and flirtatiousness to
her! Take a few moments and call a friend or two and ask them what
is really attractive about you. Then ask them to help you jot down
nicknames you might give yourself. Don't be shy! Think Aphrodite,
Beloved Isis, Luscious Liz, Amazing Grace. Just free associate to
the wonderful things your friends say about you.
If you do feel shy or stuck in using this
process or find that it is too hard for you to do on your own, you
can arrange a free 40 minute consult by phone or Skype with one of
my awesome Love Mentors®-- just to help you get going with your
positive self talk and Diamond Self nickname. These sessions are not
only fun, and empowering, they can be true game changers. We even
had one woman who was able to get engaged right after her free intro
session--because she identified and got over her negative
self-sabotaging thoughts in regard to her relationship with her
click here to set up your free consult with a Love Mentor. Make
sure to say Cynthia Sent Me for VIP treatment!
Beth used her positive shift to give herself a
makeover so that she looks and feels younger and, of course, feels
so much better about herself. And, of course, she used
Cynthia’s Facial Magic faithfully to rejuvenate her face. Now
when Beth looks in the mirror, she is pleasantly surprised by how
good she looks. Now that she has accessed her Diamond Self, she uses
every opportunity to meet men. One day, she was walking into a
bookstore and this man was walking in at the same time. Seeing that
he was alone, she brightly said, "Hi, how are you today?!" The
surprised man warmly smiled back and said, "Better right now!" He
quickly asked if they could sit together at the cafe. They had a
great time together, laughing and sharing about their favorite books
and movies. They have now been dating for three months, and he's
very taken with her too.
This can happen for you. Yes, you. You can
instantly boost and build your self confidence and build self
esteem. And find a real love match that is just right for you. So
please begin working on this simple step for yourself. Call your
friends, jot down some nicknames. And if you want a powerful Love
Mentor ally to help you,
click here and get your free 40 minute Love Mentoring® session.
Remember to say Cynthia Sent Me for VIP treatment!
Wishing you love,
Dr. Diana, The Love Mentor
Diana Kirschner, Ph.D. is a psychologist whose revolutionary
work is the basis of a PBS TV Special for women over 45 on love.
She is the author of the best-selling
dating advice book, Love in 90 Days, and
the highly acclaimed
relationship advice book, Sealing the Deal:
The Love Mentor’s Guide to Lasting Love. Visit Dr. Diana at
The Biggest Lie about Age that Women Still Believe
by Dr. Diana Kirschner
Most all of us women, no matter how old we are, fall prey to this
lie. And it feels pretty awful…
However, it’s just not true.
The biggest lie about age that women still believe is—drum roll
please—that men are not attracted to older women. That once
you hit your 40s, 50s, 60s or 70s, and you are single, it is next to
impossible to get a great guy for the companionship, fun and romance
you really want. THIS IS SIMPLY NOT THE CASE. It is just
that women need support, encouragement and dating advice to make
love work (just as younger women do!). And the truth is when
they have that kind of coaching, women of any age can create
a relationship that is over the moon–the best they have ever ever
Here is a true love story by Brenda Thomas who is 60-something years
young. Brenda is in Love Mentoring® with one of our awesome
coaches and she finally has her “Mr. Wonderful.” (Note: If you
want a powerful Love Mentor to help you,
and get your own free 40 minute Love Mentoring® session by phone or
Skype. Just say
Cynthia Sent Me
for VIP treatment!) Now here’s Brenda’s story:
Several years ago, my cousin, Jonny, gave me a Mr. Wonderful doll
for Christmas. I had no idea what a hit Mr. Wonderful was
making around the country. He was a hunky male who, when his
palm was pressed, uttered phrases like, “Let’s just cuddle tonight.”
Or “Actually, I’m not sure which way to go. I’ll turn in here
and ask for directions.”
“Honey, why don’t you just relax and let me make dinner tonight”
or “Can your mother stay another week?”
Funny, huh? Not really…obviously, I didn’t have a Mr.
Wonderful nor was one coming any time soon. What’s wrong with
just cuddling or asking for directions or making dinner?
Forget the one about my mother staying for another week….even I
would have to veto that!
I felt like if I had a guy who came home and said, “Honey, you’ve
been on my mind all day. That’s why I bought you these
flowers,” I would be his adoring slave FOREVER!!!
Of course, that would be after he brought me back to consciousness.
But, as we know, men and women are just wired differently.
Really? I have to say I’m being challenged in that belief.
Perhaps, we’re not all that different after all. Maybe, it’s
that each of us is unique with our little idiosyncrasies that
develop over a lifetime. Maybe, it’s not so much about being a
male or a female.
Maybe, it’s more about finding the person who makes life a little
easier, a little more fun, a little more meaningful. Finding
the person who you can’t wait to share your piece of news with.
Or the person who makes you feel completely content just sitting
next to him.
As you know, I’m writing this in my 60s. I’ve been
independent for 16 years…sometimes, happily so and sometimes,
reluctantly. I don’t think that I ever lost that joy for
life….the ability to wake up happy every morning and look forward to
whatever the day brings. I don’t think being single made me
think my life was terribly lacking in any way. But, doesn’t a
great love bring us closer to our higher selves? When I
was 18, I read Gibran just like every college freshman and his
writing on Sorrow really stuck with me. In fact, it’s been my
mantra for life, “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the
more joy it can contain.” There has been great sorrow in
my life….almost always followed by great joy….the yin and the yang.
You just can’t have one without the other.
And, so I’ve waited and waited….sixteen years…for the great joy that
follows the great sorrow. Lots of missteps, false starts,
abrupt endings, unsatisfying couplings.
Then, I started hearing things like….
“Mmmm….you look so beautiful in the morning.”
“You know, I think it’s really important that we talk about our
relationship. Tell me whatever you’re feeling. I believe
in total honesty.”
OH MY GOD!!!! HE’S HERE!!! MR. WONDERFUL IS HERE!!!
Thanks, Brenda, for this inspirational story! Remember,
you can find your own “Mr. Wonderful” no matter what age you
are right now. Just like Brenda did. And if you want a
powerful coach to help you,
and get your own free 40 minute Love Mentoring® session by phone or
Skype. Remember to say
Cynthia Sent Me
for VIP treatment! Wishing you love, Dr. Diana
Diana Kirschner, Ph.D. is a psychologist whose revolutionary work is
the basis of a PBS TV Special for women over 45 on love. She
is the author of the best-selling
dating advice book,
Love in 90 Days, and the
Sealing the Deal: The Love Mentor’s Guide to Lasting
Love. Visit Dr. Diana at
CT SCANS ARE DANGEROUS
On the heels of
reports last month that revealed too many diagnostic tests are being
done on adults, new reports have come out now, with warnings that
some of these tests not only can cause cancer in children, but can
induce new cancers in children who are being treated for cancer. For
example, researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in
New York City reported that girls who receive radiation to the chest
to treat childhood cancer have a high risk of developing breast
cancer at a young age. Even those who received lower doses of the
common cancer treatment face an increased risk of breast cancer
later, the scientists said.
In a different
report, the British medical journal The Lancet reported that CT
scans can also give children cancer. The scans can produce
life-saving images of head injuries, complicated pneumonia and chest
infections. But if a child is exposed to the radiation from just two
or three scans, their risk of developing brain cancer is tripled.
Five to 10 scans can triple the risk of leukemia.
THE DANGEROUS WAY TO EASE HOT FLASHES
By William Campbell Douglass II MD
Soy isn't a food -- it's a dangerous unregulated drug, and most
people are getting dosed with it at every meal.
We should be getting ZERO soy, but instead the mainstream is busily
trying to cook up ways to sell us MORE -- like the new study that
claims it can reduce the number of hot flashes during menopause.
Does it work? Barely -- and even that's debatable.
In a review of 19 studies involving a combined 1,200 women,
researchers claim that soy in any number of forms -- from nauseating
soy "milk" to nasty old tofu -- offered minor improvements in the
frequency and severity of hot flashes.
But the only reason it MIGHT work at all is what I've said all
along: Soy is a hormone, not a food -- specifically it's a plant
version of estrogen.
Soy backers grudgingly admit this is true, but they've always
claimed it's so weak it doesn't have any estrogen-like effects
inside the body.
Sounds to me like they're trying to have it both ways on this. On
the one hand, it's too weak to affect the body. On the other, it's
so strong it can reduce hot flash frequency and severity in ways
that we know estrogen can.
Which is it gentlemen?
But it's a moot point anyway, because the last thing anyone needs --
even women who really do need more estrogen -- is fluctuating doses
of female hormones from soy.
Soy can wreak havoc on the immune systems of women and disrupt or
damage the adrenal, thyroid, and pituitary glands in men and women
alike (and let's not forget that it can give even a "manly man" his
very own set of boobs).
Ladies, if you're looking to beat "the change," you might need some
estrogen -- but stick with tried-and-true hormone therapy from an
experienced naturopathic physician.
HOW TO USE MINERAL EYE SHADOW
Take these tips for lovely lids.
Tap first. With
the mineral container closed, tap it down against the
counter--powders can stick to the lid and puff out when you open
Choose your tool.
For even application (and to make the color pots last longer), don't
use your finger! Use a Q-tip, sponge applicator or brush, lightly
dip into the color of your choice and tap off the extra before
applying it to your eyelid.
Just add water. For
a deeper, more intense color, dampen the applicator before applying.
Skip the pencil. You
can create your own eyeliner color with powders. Simply dip your
eyeliner brush in water, dip into powder, start from the innermost
part of eye and work outwards.
The Optimist Creed
PROMISE YOURSELF –
To be so strong that nothing can
disturb your peace of mind
To talk health, happiness and
prosperity to every person you meet
To make all your friends feel that
there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of
everything and make your optimism come true
To think only of the best, to work
only for the best and expect only the best
To be just as enthusiastic about the
success of others as you are about your own
To forgive the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future
To wear a cheerful countenance at
all times and give every living creature you meet a smile
To give so much time to the
improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others
be too large for worry, too noble
for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence
Noted Doctor Revolutionizes Fitness
By Jackie Silver,
Leading fitness expert and author,
Dr. Al Sears, MD, wants people to get the right message – aerobics
and cardio are dead. "Modern exercise advice has failed you," warns
Dr. Sears. "Enduring hours of drudgery only to increase your risk of
disease doesn't make sense. It isn't natural and it doesn't work."
Instead of following aerobics and cardio routines that reduce lung
power, heart strength and actually train your body to produce more
fat, Dr. Sears reveals his easy-to-follow plan to melt fat fast and
keep it off for good.
He says that in just 12 minutes a day, anyone can:
• Build real heart strength
• Boost lungpower
• Renew energy and vigor
• Burn fat faster, even while resting
It’s all part of P.A.C.E. (Progressively Accelerating
Cardiopulmonary Exertion), Dr. Sears’ 12-minute fitness program.
P.A.C.E.’s concept consists of short bursts of intense exercise
followed by periods of rest. "It’s the only exercise program that
retrains your metabolism, burns off body fat, builds lean muscle and
strengthen the heart and lungs. It’s more effective than modern
'cardio' or long-distance running," explains Dr. Sears. The program
doesn’t require any high-tech equipment and works for people of any
In his 2006 book P.A.C.E.: Rediscover Your Native Fitness and in his
2010 book P.A.C.E.: The 12-Minute Fitness Revolution, Dr. Sears
revealed the dangers of aerobics, “cardio,” and long-distance
running. "Now for the first time, everyone can join the P.A.C.E.
12-Minute Fitness Revolution in the comfort of their own homes with
my new PACE Express (
DVD fitness program," says Dr. Sears. "We are
extremely excited about the launch of PACE Express. These
revolutionary principles will have tremendous impact on how people
exercise from now on,” he adds.
The PACE Express program comes with six DVDs featuring six weeks of
workouts (11 different workouts in all) with six 12-minute workouts
on each disk. Each workout consists of three four-minute sets of
exercises for a total workout time of only 12 minutes. "Follow a new
disk each week and the results will speak for themselves," Dr. Sears
Dr. Sears is a medical doctor and one of the nation’s first
board-certified anti-aging physicians. He owns and operates a
successful integrative medicine and anti-aging wellness center in
Royal Palm Beach, Florida and has seen over 25,000 patients. Dr.
Sears is also a board-certified clinical nutritionist, strength
coach, ACE certified fitness trainer, successful author and
e-publishing professional. He enjoys a worldwide readership and has
appeared on more than 50 national radio programs, ABC News, CNN and
Dr. Sears has written 14 books and reports, including The T-Factor,
King of Hormones, 12 Secrets to Virility, The Doctor’s Heart Cure
and Reset Your Biological Clock. Dr. Sears also publishes a monthly
e-Newsletter – Health Confidential – and daily e-mail broadcast –
Doctor’s House Call. By “exposing the flaws of mainstream medicine”
and pioneering new solutions through innovative approaches to
exercise, nutrition and aging, Dr. Sears continues to empower the
lives of his patients and readers through his books, newsletters and
regular media appearances.
Think Soy and Corn Products are Safe?
Mike Adams - The Health Ranger &
More than 90 percent of all soybeans grown in the United States are
genetically modified (GM) for herbicide resistance and are
consequently sprayed with massive quantities of those toxic
chemicals. Fully 85 percent of all corn grown in the country is also
genetically engineered, either for herbicide resistance or to
produce pesticides within its tissues. Since farmers sell their corn
and soy to large distributors who mix the product together for
processing, this essentially means that 100 percent of
non-organic corn and soy products on the US market are GM.
And since soy and corn derivatives are so ubiquitous in packaged
food, the Grocery Manufacturers of America has estimated that as
much as 80 percent of processed food on US shelves contains
GM ingredients. This includes breakfast cereals and other products
labeled "natural" or "all natural.")
GM crops are simply unsafe. They expose people to novel and
potentially dangerous allergens and to higher levels of pesticides.
Animals grazing on GM crops have died from ruptured internal organs.
Yet this is the type of food making up 80 percent of packaged food
today, and the only way to avoid it is to buy organic food or grow
Tip: Foods labeled USDA Organic do not contain any
substantial level of genetically engineered ingredients, but due to
cross-contamination of crops, even organic products almost always
contain trace levels of GMOs.
25 Amazing Facts About Food, authored by Mike Adams and David
Guiterrez. This report reveals surprising things about where your
food comes from and what's really in it!
full report (FREE) by clicking here. Inside, you'll learn
24 more amazing but true facts about foods, beverages and food
ingredients. Instant download of the complete PDF. All 25 facts are
documented and true.
There's more! Dr
Mercola says we could boycott GMOs. Here's his latest information on
how to live younger longer.
See this! Download his shopping
Walking Improves Memory and Weight Loss!
Charles Runels, MD
recently wrote the following email:
the people I see who abused their health (and now suffer), look to
medicine for the "big fix." They want the magic pill or the fancy
surgery to make them and to keep them healthy.
But, a wise and wealthy man had
just one question for me when I asked for advice: "What
is your daily practice?"
The people I know who enjoy excellent health pay close attention to
daily practice (what it should be and if they are actually doing the
poured over a year's worth of medical journals looking for what new
knowledge came out in 2011 that I thought should change my daily
One of the top reports (found
in the New England Journal) discussed how to keep the
brain functioning. For "mild cognitive impairment" (thought to
indicate an increased risk of dementia), all drugs came up short
with zero benefit.
two actions found to improve memory (nothing else worked that was
2. Using the mind
If you don't have it (or haven't listened lately),
here's a recording of my best tips for keeping the walking habit
going. Done the way I describe in this recording will help
most lose 30 pounds and keep it off with no change in diet.
Baking Soda is a
Mike Adams -
(NaturalNews) The lowly box of baking soda hasn't been given the
credit it's due. Baking soda is for more than baking or deodorizing
the refrigerator. It's great for health and beauty needs, and
everyone should consider using it for multiple reasons. It's
inexpensive and a great alternative to chemical beauty and cleaning
products. Most people should consider using this product more than
they do now.
Cleaning: Baking soda is great when it comes to cleaning. Its
abrasive action combined with its environmental friendliness makes
it a great alternative to cleansers that use harsh chemicals.
Instead of using a harsh scrubbing powder filled with toxic
chemicals (like chlorine bleach), why not use baking soda to scrub
the ring in the tub? It works just as well but leaves no chemical
smell behind; best yet, people won't feel guilty about baking soda
washing down the drain. A lot of people also add a tablespoon or two
to the dishwater for its grease-cutting action.
Baking soda is also known for its effectiveness in fighting odors.
Many people sprinkle it on the carpet before vacuuming to help
absorb odors, but it can also be sprinkled in the bottom of the
trashcan or in the garbage disposal for the same purpose.
Beauty: Yes, baking soda can be used in one's beauty routine!
It can be added to toothpaste for extra cleansing (and for whitening
too), and it can also be rubbed under the arms as a healthy
alternative to antiperspirants. It can also be used as a safe but
effective body and facial scrub, and it can be used as an
alternative to chemical-laden shampoos. And, again, because of its
deodorizing properties, it can be sprinkled in a pair of smelly
sneakers or kept in the closet to keep it smelling fresh and clean.
Other uses: Wash fruits and vegetables in a baking soda bath.
Just fill the sink with water and a tablespoon or two of baking soda
and scrub the dirt off. It's safe and effective. And you can keep
your drains clean by pouring some baking soda down the drain
followed by either hot water or vinegar (which will give it some
Baking soda can be used for a lot more than baking, so pick up an
extra box at the supermarket. There are so many ways it comes in
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Healthy Breakfast Tips
By Jackie Silver, AgingBackwards.com
Breakfast has been called "the most important meal of the day," yet
millions of people consistently skip breakfast only to find
themselves ravenous the rest of the day. Here are some breakfast
tips to start the day off right.
1) It's probably been 10 to 12 hours since you last ate, so use the
first meal of the day to refuel with healthy food choices. Some
studies have shown that having breakfast can actually boost your
2) Think out side the (cereal) box. Dr. Al Sears, MD, a
Florida-based physician, says that eggs have gotten an unfairly bad
reputation over the years. "Eggs are one breakfast super food not to
be overlooked. One single egg yolk has 3 µg of choline, a vital
nutrient that regulates the cardiovascular system, nervous system
and brain. Eggs are also one of the only foods that naturally
contain vitamin D," explains Dr. Sears.
"Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption to improve bone
health and enhance the structure of healthy skin cells. Calcium will
stimulate cell renewal and support antioxidants in the skin to
protect healthy cells from DNA damage. Eggs are also an excellent
source of amino acids to strengthen the skin, hair and nails. Amino
acids are essential to naturally moisturize the skin, too, leaving
it silky, soft and balanced."
3) Feed your brain. Researchers at the University of Health
Sciences/Chicago Medical School did a study that compared three
groups of normal weight adults. One group ate no breakfast, one
group ate a healthy breakfast and the third group ate what is
considered an unhealthy breakfast. Participants were tested for
cognitive performance 30 minutes after mealtime, and then two hours
and four hours later. Results confirmed that eating breakfast of any
kind, even the unhealthy breakfast, was beneficial. Skipping
breakfast consistently caused hunger and led to performance
difficulties on tasks requiring concentration.
4) Wake up 10 minutes earlier. Many people cite lack of time as an
excuse for skipping breakfast. Setting your alarm to wake you up
just ten minutes earlier may give you the extra time you need to
jump-start your day.
5) Variety is the spice of life. According to the Mayo Clinic, a
healthy breakfast should consist of a variety of foods. Including
whole grains, protein or dairy sources and fruit in your first meal
of the day can provide complex carbohydrates, protein and a small
amount of fat — a combination that delays hunger symptoms for hours.
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KEEPING YOUR HOME CLEAN WITHOUT CHEMICALS
I also encourage you to ditch all of your chemical household
disinfectants, such as antibacterial dishwashing liquids, laundry
detergents, and bath and kitchen cleansers, in favor of more natural
As demonstrated in the studies mentioned earlier, disinfecting your
home does not lead to any measurable reduction of illness. On the
contrary, if anyone in your household has a chronic illness like
diabetes or asthma, for example, they may be at a slightly increased
risk of infections when they're exposed to antibacterial soaps and
Aside from mild soap and water, which you can use on most surfaces,
another all-purpose cleanser that works great for kitchen counters,
cutting boards and bathrooms is 3% hydrogen peroxide and vinegar.
Simply put each liquid into a separate spray bottle, then spray the
surface with one, followed by the other. In tests run at Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University, pairing the two mists
killed virtually all Salmonella, Shigella, and E. coli bacteria on
heavily contaminated food and surfaces when used in this fashion,
making this spray combination more effective at killing these
potentially lethal bacteria than chlorine bleach or any commercially
available kitchen cleaner.
The best results came from using one mist right after the other—it's
10 times more effective than using either spray by itself and more
effective than mixing the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide in one
sprayer. As an added bonus aside from the health benefits, using
this type of natural homemade cleanser is much less expensive than
Sunlight is another powerful disinfectant, and drying your laundry
in the sun is one of the best ways to save energy and wind up with
fresh, clean linens and clothing.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL BLOATED?
Do carbs make you bloat? I recently read an
article that described foods that are purported to cause bloating –
the usual suspects included broccoli, soft drinks, cabbage, chewing
gum and even artificial sweeteners was listed as a culprit but I
find there are other foods that not only make me look and feel
bloated but I think they might produce swelling in my hips, thighs,
hands and yes, my stomach.
I’m talking about carbs like bread, potatoes,
rice and pasta; I don’t know if it is the bleach in the products,
the pesticides from the fields or the fact that these foods are
glycemic rich but you, too, may realize that eating white carbs can
increase your girth.
Learning to discern the truth when you’re label
reading can keep unwanted calories and carbs in check. By now you
probably understand that the words “lite” and “lean” are more likely
to describe your wallet when you purchase these expensive
pre-packaged meals rather than provide a health benefit. Buying and
eating food from the organic produce section rather than sodium
laden, high calorie, overloaded carb-fest foods will fill you up and
keep you leaner. The Food and Drug Administration wants to revise
the nutrition facts label on packaged food to give consumers more
useful information to fight the national obesity epidemic but rather
than rely on ready-to-eat meals, simply incorporate organic salad
greens with lots of colorful veggies twice a day. Like Jackie
Silver, AgingBackwards.com says, “Supersize your veggies and
half-size everything else! Eat more asparagus - Asparagus is a
natural diuretic; eat it every day and you won’t be bloated.”
Eating too much, too often also packs on the
pounds. The more calories consumed can mean that you will likely
gain weight. Until you faithfully write and record every morsel and
beverage that goes into your mouth, you are likely to be shocked at
the amount of food/calories that are ingested daily. Little bits add
up quickly. Whether it’s an extra handful of nuts, two pieces of
fruit instead of one or even that half doughnut eaten at lunchtime,
everything counts when you’re hoping to look slimmer in your
Sleep habits have an impact on your waistline.
If you are robbing yourself of sleep, you may be consuming little
snacks when you could be in dreamland. Eating in bed counts.
My sister had a habit of lying in bed with her television on while
she read and nibbled on chocolate kisses, she would drink a couple
of glasses of wine and allowed herself other goodies. Sometimes her
coverlet positively gleamed with the silver, red and green sparkly
foils from the kisses. The combination of light from the tv that she
typically left on all night, light from her reading lamp, chocolate
and wine before bedtime impeded her ability to have sound sleep. She
gained 60 pounds in about four years. Finally, she didn’t like her
body shape and set out to make major changes, especially at night.
Learning to sleep without interference of electrical items such as a
clock, tv, lamps and phones can make a difference – a darkened,
quiet room invites deep sleep.
William Campbell Douglass, MD writes, “Cool
temperatures are already known to help people sleep better, and even
hardcore insomniacs can get some relief when they turn the
thermostat down.” If you keep your bedroom windows closed that
stuffiness might add to your lack of sleep; think about it…pet
dander, human dander, no circulation, central heat, bed covers…all
can interrupt sleep. Open a window to let cool, refreshing air lull
you to sleep. You’ll awake energized and possibly feel slimmer, too.
I believe another culprit for weight gain is stress. Just the other
day a friend called saying she was having a rotten day and that she
could feel the cortisol enlarging her tummy as we spoke. While I did
my best to assure her that tomorrow could be a better day, she was
already reaching for her favorite comfort food that she usually has
on hand. I’ve seen her eat/inhale six black and white cookies in
hardly any time at all and this time was no different. Comfort food
can upset your best laid plans for healthier eating because most
foods that we choose when we’re upset are laden with fat and
sugar…mmmmm….like doughnuts. But once you start eating processed
carbs, your eating plan suffers, you gain weight, feel bloated and
pretty mad at yourself.
Many foods and moods can wreck our serenity but just gently guide
your thinking back on track and reach for your mate instead of your
IS ORANGE JUICE SAFE?
If you happen to be drinking a glass of orange juice right now,
consider this a warning: You might want to put it down for a minute.
Or just pour it down the drain. Because I have a feeling you're not
going to want to finish the glass after reading this.
Most people think those three words, "not from concentrate," are a
seal of quality--that the orange juice in that bottle is fresh,
natural, and healthy. Unfortunately, that couldn't be farther from
Fresh? Nope--that orange juice could have been sitting in a giant
vat for up to a year, with all of the oxygen removed. Doing this
allows manufacturers to preserve the juice and send out bottles
throughout the year.
Natural? Strike two. Taking out all of the oxygen also takes out the
flavor. How do they overcome this? "Flavor packs" that are chock
full of chemicals including ethyl-butyrate get dumped into the juice
before it hits the stores and your breakfast table. You might be
thinking, "But that's not on the label!" Yep--it doesn't have to be.
Because these flavor packs are "technically" derived from orange
oils, the manufacturers are free and clear to withhold this little
bit of information.
Healthy? I think we've already answered that question. Not only is
orange juice absolutely full of sugar, it turns out it's also full
of chemicals (the "flavor pack" people are the same ones who create
perfumes, out of much of the same arsenal of chemicals).
If you really must get your juice fix, shop in May and June--that's
when most of the juice is actually from fresh oranges. Better
yet--buy some organic oranges and squeeze some juice yourself. Best
yet--eat a whole orange--that way you're getting the benefits of the
The 100 Circle Exercise
by Cynthia Rowland
So many men and women display not only dark
circles but crows' feet and wrinkles around the eyes when they
smile. Take a look in your mirror, smile and see what you think.
Exercise #16 for crows' feet can strengthen the muscle and skin at
the edge of the eye but you really need more if you're seeing those
lines and wrinkles every time you smile.
Here's how to further strengthen the delicate eye
tissue: First ONLY USE YOUR RING FINGERS when you apply eye
treatments and when you perform this exercise. Dot Facial Magic
UnderEye Nourisher, a rich eye treatment, under your eyes. Begin at
the outer edge of both eyes using your ring fingers; bring the
fingertips under the eyes now up and around under the brow until a
full circle has been made. Continue around the eyes about 100 times
making sure that the area remains well lubricated.
Now, pick up that mirror and smile. Do you see how
the smile lines have dissipated? Do this every day for six days and
let me know what you see.
Avocado - The Wonder Fruit
by Jackie Silver
The avocado has been misunderstood in the past because of its high
but avocados provide more than 25 essential nutrients. A serving of
avocado, which is one-eighth of the fruit, has only 5 grams of fat
per serving, but that fat is the monounsaturated kind, which is
heart-healthy and may help to lower cholesterol. Avocados are also
rich in omega-3s, another heart-healthy ingredient. Perhaps the most
impressive thing about the avocado is the potassium content.
Compared to bananas, avocados have 60 percent more potassium, which
helps regulate blood pressure. Adequate intake of potassium can help
to guard against circulatory diseases such as heart disease, high
blood pressure or stroke. Remember, though, everything in
moderation. A whole avocado has 520 calories and 40 grams of fat.
Even though it's "good" fat, it can still add up to weight gain.
According to the California Avocado Commission, the avocado (Persea
americana) originated in south-central Mexico, sometime between
7,000 and 5,000 B.C. But it was several millennia before this wild
variety was cultivated. Archaeologists in Peru have found
domesticated avocado seeds buried with Incan mummies dating back to
750 B.C. and there is evidence that avocados were cultivated in
Mexico as early as 500 B.C. Find out more about avocados at the
California Avocado Commission ( http://www.avocado.org/).
Here are some creative ways to enjoy avocado:
1. Instead of slathering mayo on your sandwich, why not mash up some
avocado and spread it on your sandwich? One tablespoon of mayonnaise
has about 110 calories of pure fat. One-fifth of a medium California
avocado has 50 calories, with 35 calories from fat, but remember –
it’s the “good” fat.
2. In a food processor, mash one half of an avocado with a half cup
of organic cottage cheese, squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice on
top, sprinkle with black pepper and use it as a dip with cut
vegetables for a protein-rich, tasty, healthy meal or snack.
3. Make an avocado boba drink. Boba drinks usually contain soft,
chewy tapioca balls in the bottom of a drink such as tea or coffee,
but here’s a creative twist: Using a small melon scoop, make avocado
balls and add them into tomato or vegetable juice for a new, healthy
spin on boba.
4. Cut up avocado chunks and put them on top of gazpacho, the cold
Spanish tomato soup, for a filling snack that’s veggie-licious.
5. Add avocado on top of any omelet for a burst of extra flavor.
Jackie Silver is the founder and president of Aging Backwards, LLC
and author of “Aging Backwards: Secrets to Staying Young.” Send your
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What Do You Think of Chemtrails?
Is it possible that contrails are harmless and evaporate quickly
while chemtrails linger and spread outwards forming streaky cloud
like fingers throughout the sky? Chemtrails are loaded with heavy
metal toxins that have been measured in water and air at several
different locations; these toxins are showing up in blood results.
How and why are they here?
14 Foods That Cleanse the Liver
Dr. Edward Group
Modern society has created a sad state for our over-processed
livers. Anytime we overeat or eat
processed or fried foods, and, anytime we are exposed to
environmental pollutants or stress, the liver becomes overworked and
When the liver is taxed, it can’t process toxins and fat in an
efficient way. There are many foods that can help cleanse the liver
naturally by stimulating the natural ability to clean toxic waste
from the body.
Just a small amount of this pungent white bulb has the ability to
activate liver enzymes that helps your body flush out toxins. Garlic
also holds high amounts of allicin and selenium, two natural
compounds that aid in liver cleansing.
High in both vitamin C and antioxidants, grapefruit increase the
natural cleansing processes of the liver. A small glass of freshly
squeezed grapefruit juice will help boost production of liver
detoxification enzymes that help flush out carcinogens and other
3. Beets and Carrots
Both extremely high in plant-flavonoids and beta-carotene, eating
both beets and carrots can help stimulate and improve overall liver
4. Green Tea
This liver-loving beverage is chock-full of plant antioxidants
known as catechins, a constituent known to assist the livers overall
functions. Green tea is not only delicious, it’s also a great way to
improve your overall diet. Learn more about the benefits of green
5. Leafy Green Vegetables
One of our most powerful allies in cleansing the liver, leafy
greens can be eaten raw, cooked or juiced. Extremely high in plant
chlorophylls, greens literally suck up environmental toxins from the
blood stream. With their distinct ability to neutralize heavy
metals, chemicals and pesticides, these cleansing foods offer a
powerful protective mechanism for the liver.
Try incorporating leafy greens such as bitter gourd, arugula,
dandelion greens, spinach, mustard greens and chicory into your
diet. This will help increase the creation and flow of bile, the
substance that removes waste from the organs and blood.
This nutrient-dense super-food helps the body produce
glutathione, which is necessary for the liver to cleanse harmful
toxins. Recent studies indicate improved liver health when avocados
are eaten regularly.
High in pectin, apples hold the chemical constituents needed for
the body to cleanse and release toxins from the digestive tract.
This, in turn, makes it easier for the liver to handle the toxic
load during the cleansing process.
8. Olive Oil
Cold-pressed organic oils such as olive, hemp and flaxseed are
great for the liver, when used in moderation. They help the body by
providing a lipid base that can suck up harmful toxins in the body.
In this way, it takes some of the burden off the liver in terms of
the toxic overload that many of us suffer from.
9. Whole Grains
Grains, such as brown rice, are rich in B-complex vitamins,
nutrients known to improve overall fat metabolization, liver
function and liver decongestion. If possible, do not eat foods with
white flour , instead try
eating whole wheat alternatives.
10. Cruciferous Vegetables
Eating broccoli and cauliflower will increase the amount of
glucosinolate in your system, adding to enzyme production in the
liver. These natural enzymes help flush out carcinogens, and other
toxins, out of our body, which significantly lowers our risk of
11. Lemons & Limes
These citrus fruits contain very high amounts of the vitamin C,
which aids the body in synthesizing toxic material into substance
that can be absorbed by water. Drinking freshly-squeezed lemon or
lime juice in the morning helps stimulate the liver.
Holding high amount of the amino acid arginine, walnuts aid the
liver in detoxifying ammonia. Walnuts are also high in glutathione
omega-3 fatty acids ,
which support normal liver cleansing actions. Make sure you chew the
nuts well (until they are liquefied) before swallowing.
Much like broccoli and cauliflower, eating cabbage helps
stimulate the activation of two crucial liver detoxifying enzymes
that help flush out toxins. Try eating more kimchi, coleslaw,
cabbage soup and sauerkraut.
The liver’s favorite spice. Try adding some of this detoxifying
goodness into your next lentil stew or veggie dish for an instant
Turmeric helps boost
liver detox, by assisting enzymes that actively flush out known
Tips For Doing a Liver Cleanse
Other liver-cleanse foods not listed above are artichoke,
asparagus, kale and Brussels sprouts.
Eating the foods listed above is a great way to keep your liver
functioning properly. However, for the best results, I would
recommend doing a liver cleanse at least twice a year to eliminate
any foreign substances that may be trapped in your liver. From
How to Care for your Toothbrush
Press Telegram, LB via McClatchy Newspapers
Don’t cover up brushes between uses.
Allow them to air-dry instead. Bacteria and other organisms will
grow faster on bristles kept in a closed, damp environment.
Rinse your toothbrush thoroughly.
After each use, hold brushes under running water until you’ve cleaned
off all remaining toothpaste and visible debris.
Store them correctly. Place brushes in a un
upright position to best air them out. Also keep them at least 6 feet
away from a toilet to avoid contamination with (yuck) airborne particles
after a flush.
Don’t share brushes. You’ll be
swapping germs with the other user, which can make you sick. If you
store more than one brush in the same container, keep their heads
Replace them often. Get a new brush at
least once every three or four months, and after each time you’ve been
sick, according to the American Dental Association. If bristles look
worn or frayed, the brush needs to go. Children may need replacements
more often than adults.
Consider disinfecting them. Some
dentists recommend soaking brushes in an antibacterial mouthwash such as
Listerine for five minutes a day. You can also buy an ADA-approved
sanitizer machine, which uses ultraviolet lamps or steam and dry heat to
fry nearly all bacteria viruses. Just note: Studies to date
haven’t confirmed a health benefit, and not all dentists believe
frequent disinfecting in necessary.
Beauty Can Hurt
Potentially Harmful Cosmetic & Beauty Products
By Robin Westen - Posted January 28, 2011 7:56 PM
Can a bubble bath be dangerous? Definitely! And so can eye and face
color, dyes, permanents and straighteners, nail polish and remover,
shaving preparations, suntan lotions,
masks, face and body powders and lotions, skin creams, deodorants, and
There are over fifty thousand cosmetic formulations on the market today.
Consumers snap them up at the tune of nearly $50 billion a year. The
consumer products safety commission estimates that each year they cause
more than 70,000 injuries to user’s hair, skin and eyes.
The Food and Drug Administration is charged with overseeing cosmetics.
But unlike its authority with relation to drugs, the agency is not
empowered to demand of manufacturers proof that the products are safe.
Nor can the FDA require
makers to disclose their exact product formulas. Still, the agency and
manufacturers say that most cosmetics are safe for most people when used
Two products account for most of the injuries. Bubble baths can cause a
host of problems, minor and serious, including itching and skin rashes,
urinary tract, bladder, kidney, and genital disorders, eye irritations
problems. Children are particularly susceptible – so don’t suggest your
grandkids take a bubble bath. Cosmetic experts’ advice? You should
follow instructions on the products and don’t use the sudsy powder and
liquids to excess.
is the other big danger. Mascara, eye shadow and eye liner contain
preservatives to prolong their shelf life, but eventually these
protective chemicals break down, making the products ripe for
contamination by bacteria. Continued use of the cosmetics can irritate
or cause permanent damage to the eye. To protect yourself, follow these
Replace your eye makeup every three to four months if you haven’t
finished using it up.
2) Wash your hands before making up
3) Never use friends’ eye makeup and avoid eye (and face)
testers at cosmetic’s counters. If you do, be sure to use the disposable
q-tips and mini-spatulas provided. Even so, one recent study showed that
more than half the demonstration supplies at the display counter were
4) Be especially careful to avoid scratching the cornea, which can
cause serious damage.
Some general cosmetics safety tips include:
Keep containers tightly closed and store them in a cool place. Creams
and lotions can be refrigerated to prolong their shelf life. Check the
list of ingredients on packages to see if the product contains a
substance to which you know you are allergic. With hair coloring and
depilatories, do a patch test. Don’t use cosmetic on already irritated
Don’t smoke while applying cosmetics. Some products, for example,
sprays and nail polish, contain alcohol, which is flammable.
Don’t mix half-used cosmetics or add water or saliva.
in the small size. Date the container and use only for the next twelve
Cosmetics can be a beautiful thing – just use them wisely.
Robin Westen writes about
for national magazines.
Read more here.
Concealer - Vincent Lee
Vincent Lee, a national makeup artist for Dior cosmetics, says many
women don't realize makeup mistakes can make a dramatic difference in
how old they look. The Hong Kong native has been in the beauty business
for years, working in fashion shows, television and music videos. Here
is his advice regarding foundation and concealer:
Foundation shouldn't cover your skin or turn it a different color. It's
meant to even out your skin tone and give you a luminous look. Choose a
foundation that disappears on your face. Liquid foundation works best on
mature skin because it doesn't settle into wrinkles, Lee says. And to
get the sheerest coverage, don't use a makeup sponge or your fingers;
use a foundation brush. Additionally, women should apply concealer after
their foundation so they can see the areas that need extra coverage. Lee
says women often make a mistake of attempting to cover dark circles
under eyes with concealer that is too light or too dark. The concealer
should be as close to your foundation as possible. Lightly press the
concealer around the eye area for a natural look.
To read more click here.
10 Wacky Beauty
Tips That Work - Eleanor Langston
1) Powder Your Roots
If your hairline starts to look greasy, dig up a big, fluffy makeup
brush, and dip it into a pot of loose
powder. Tap it once on the back of your hand to remove the excess, then
dust it over your roots. It mops up oil and blends into your strands, so
no one will know you didn't shower.
2) Scent Strands with Perfume
Spray a light shot of fragrance into the bristles. Run it through
strands from roots to ends and your hair will smell amazing throughout
3) Cure Calluses with Vaseline
Slather on the petroleum jelly, and put on socks before bed to dissolve
tough calluses overnight.
4) Spot-Treat Smudges
Dip a cotton swab in eye-makeup remover, and trace it along your lids to
erase any slipups or goofs when there's no time to redo your whole look.
5) Fix a Flushed Face
If you turn red and stay that way after exercising (like seriously red
for hours, even though you're healthy and hydrated), take an
antihistamine like Benadryl when you leave the gym to reduce redness.
6) Soften Your Bod with Avocado
Take a ripe avocado, remove the pit and skin, and mash it up in a bowl.
Slather it all over your body, let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse
off. Your skin will be sooo soft — avocado is a natural moisturizer.
7) Super-Glue a Nail
Instead of tearing off your nail when it breaks, put a tiny dab of Super
Glue over the split, and paint a generous layer of your favorite
nailpolish shade over it. Go for an opaque option (like red, purple, or
coral) to camouflage and seal the crack.
8) Use Makeup Remover on Stubborn Lipstick
Don't try to rub off red lipstick (which makes it smear across your
mouth — not so sexy). Instead, take a cotton ball or tissue, dip it in
makeup remover, and just dab to erase the dark stain fast.
9) Tame Brows with Eye Cream
Pat any kind of rich eye cream over brows to help keep them hydrated and
banish those icky white specks that look like dandruff.
10) Buff with Baking Soda
If you find yourself streaking (not glowing) after applying self-tanner,
put some baking soda on a loofah, and scrub away the stripes.
How Many People
Have Died From Taking Vitamins?
been taking vitamins for over forty years after being introduced to them
when I worked at President's First Lady's Health Spa, later Jack
LaLanne's President's First Lady's Health Spa, in the late 60's. My
mother sold Shaklee but I didn't take supplements regularly until I saw
the body builders gulping down lots of them on a daily basis. I believe
vitamin therapy is essential to our good health. One newsletter that I
look forward to receiving is from Orthomolecular.org; I appreciate their
good information and thought you might want to know that ZERO people
have died in the last ten years from taking vitamins.
Here is a link to more information that you might
find helpful. Oh, and if you're
interested in knowing the Annual Causes of Death, here's the chart.
|Poor Diet and Physical
|Motor Vehicle Crashes
|Adverse Reactions to
|Incidents Involving Firearms
|All Illicit Drug Use, Direct
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Such As Aspirin
Keep the Toy -
Toss the Meal!
McDonald's Happy Meal on a shelf.
Come back one year later.
It's going to be disturbing, right?
Absolutely. And here's what's so disturbing: It looks almost exactly the
same as it did one year earlier.
This casual experiment was conducted by Nutritionist Joann Brusco in her
office--March 2009 to March 2010.
Joann's conclusion: No mold = preservatives galore.
More importantly, Brusco notes that if the hamburger, bun, and fries
won't yield to microbes, then a child's digestive system can't properly
metabolize the "food."
Fortunately, most parents know that what kids really want in a Happy
Meal: the toy. So keep the toy. Toss the Meal. Then head on home and
stir fry some veggies.
more of this with a video from Dr. Mercola
Vinegar to Lose
Weight (Lower Blood Sugar, Too)
Vinegar has been used as a folk medicine for such things as headaches
and indigestion. Now several studies reinforce its benefit for weight
management and blood sugar control. Researchers believe that it is the
acetic acid in any type of vinegar (apple cider, balsamic,
white or red wine) that produces this effect, interfering with enzymes
involved in the digestion of carbohydrates and those that alter glucose
metabolism (so that insulin does not spike).
One recent study found that mice fed a high-fat diet -- and given acetic
acid -- developed up to 10% less body fat than those not given acetic
acid. Another 2007 study found that having small amounts of vinegar at
bedtime seemed to reduce waking blood glucose levels in people.
More studies need to be done on vinegar, but it does seem that people
can benefit from sprinkling vinegar on salads... adding a teaspoon to
marinades... and adding a few drops to mustard. For blood sugar balance
(for those with diabetes or on diabetes medication) or weight loss,
dilute one to two tablespoons (some people start with teaspoons) in an
equal amount of water -- and drink it at the beginning of a meal.
Mark A. Stengler, NMD, a naturopathic medical doctor and leading
authority on the practice of alternative and integrated medicine. Dr.
Stengler is editor of the
Bottom Line Natural Healing newsletter, author of
The Natural Physician’s Healing Therapies
(Bottom Line Books), director of the La Jolla Whole Health Clinic in La
Jolla, California, and adjunct associate clinical professor at the
National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. To learn more
about his work, visit
this snack. Dieters who noshed on almonds daily shed 62 percent more
weight and 56 percent more fat than those who didn’t, a study from Loma
Linda University in California finds. “The fiber in nuts may prevent
your body from absorbing some fat, speeding weight loss,” says lead
Michelle Wien, R.D. Almond eaters also
lowered their blood pressure, and the vitamin E in these nuts may keep
How Not to do Your Makeup!
can be fun and if you're like me, you probably have tons of it stashed
in your bathroom and vanity. Do you ever go overboard with eye shadow
and liner? Well, you're not alone! Check out these photos of gals
who have over done their makeup with raccoon eyes and more.
Just How Bad are Hotdogs?
was in the cattle business and we grew up having only certain
types of meat available to us. We were never allowed to eat at fast food
restaurants and hot dogs were basically forbidden food. Perhaps we were
deprived but I am very thankful that those eating rules were in place. I
Orthomolecular Medicine News Service
written by Andrew W.
Saul and their recent post outlines how putrid hotdogs really are. Here
are a few statistics you will appreciate: 155 million hotdogs are eaten
over the 4th of July holiday, children who eat one hot dog a week double
their risk of a brain tumor and in landfills
whole hot dogs have been found, some of
them in strata suggesting an age upwards of several decades.
EWWWW! To read
the entire piece, click here
Reason #1: A diet rich in broccoli sprouts can reduce H. pylori
infection, which is thought to contribute to peptic ulcers and stomach
Reason #2: Broccoli sprouts may reduce the risk of skin cancer in people
who have overdone it in the sun. Researchers found the carcinogenic
properties of ultraviolet light exposure were counteracted by
sulforaphane in an animal study.
This is certainly more than enough evidence to encourage everyone to add
a heap of them to a daily salad. Sulforaphane is also available in
supplement form, for those of you who can't find them at the grocery
What You MUST Know
I received two newsletters from
Al Sears, MD,
outlining the dangers of Triclosan. It's usually found in toothpaste,
hand sanitizers and anti-bacterial soaps.
Jackie Silver - my Ageless Sister of
Agingbackwards.com and I
looked at her toothpaste and sure enough the toothpaste had a healthy
dose (.30%) of Triclosan which is a pesticide.
Dr. Sears states, "There’s no benefit to
putting an antibacterial in toothpaste. And it may even be harmful
because it allows bacteria to grow stronger and more resistant to
medication. So, the next time you get an infection, your body might not
be able to fight it.1
As bad as triclosan is in a hand
sanitizer, it’s even worse when you put it in toothpaste because
triclosan is easy to absorb in your mouth. And researchers have
identified it in deep tissues within 3 hours.2 Once it gets
there, it disrupts your thyroid gland. It can also make testosterone
drop by over 30 percent.3,4 Even worse, I’ve seen scientific
studies that concluded that tricolosan increased cancer risk."
I asked Jackie to show me her toothpaste
again when I was writing this piece - She had already thrown it away!
PS I use an all natural Oral Hygiene
Program called OraMD.
10 Best Anti-Inflammatory
We hear that
inflammation plays a huge part in our heath so if you have ever wondered
which foods could trigger it, this info from Andrew Rudman, ND, might
These findings appeared in the
December 2009 issue of The Journal of Nutrition.
Now, here are Dr. Rubman’s picks of
the best and worst foods if you want to reduce inflammation in your
Wild salmon, mackerel and other omega-3-fatty-acid-rich fish.
leafy vegetables (e.g., spinach and kale).
Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, etc.).
pigmented produce, such as sweet potatoes, eggplant and pomegranate...
along with carrots, plums, oranges, peppers, peas and red grapes.
specifically black, green and white teas.
Cold-pressed fresh oils, including avocado, flaxseed and olive oils in
(specifically, garlic, ginger, turmeric, saffron).
10 WORST INFLAMMATORY FOODS
made with lots of sugar (cookies, candy, ice cream and so on).
carbohydrates (white bread, white rice, white potatoes, English muffins,
containing high-fructose corn syrup.
meats (bologna, salami, hotdogs, sausage and others made with
preservatives and additives).
fries, potato chips and other fried snack foods.
foods, most specifically the ones that are high-fat, high-calorie, high
simple carbohydrate -- which describes most of the inexpensive offerings
at quick-serve restaurants.
because it contains processed sterols called stanols that have been
implicated in both atherosclerosis and various fatty-deposit diseases.
meats such as liver, because these often contain undesirable products
including antibiotics, fertilizer and other unwanted residues.
to Feel Better Fast
While on the topic, Dr. Rubman added one more bit of information to this
"highly inflammatory" list. "It should also include almost any food
eaten quickly, especially if you drink a lot of liquid while eating," he
said, noting that this is all the more true for people who then end up
soothing their predictable digestive distress by taking anti-heartburn
medication. His advice is to eat slowly... chew thoroughly... avoid
liquids during a meal so that you don’t dilute the stomach acid and
reduce its ability to help digest food... and include items from the
"best" list in every meal, every day, while eliminating those from the
"worst" list or at least reserving them for an occasional treat. "Within
weeks, you will decrease your risk for disease, improve your digestion,
enjoy more energy and feel better overall," he promised.
Prepare a Heart-Attack/Health "Emergency Kit"
New York University Department of Medicine
it shoould contain: A bottle of uncoated aspirin... a contact list of
your physicians and key famil key family members and friends as well as
the hospital to go to in an emergency... a list of medications you are
currently taking... notes on any allergies or adverse reactions to
medications... medical-insurance plan information and the procedures to
follow for using your hospital of choice. Make sure your family members
know where you keep the "kit" in the event that they need it in an
emergency when you are disabled.
Ungie Bits -
Custom Made Cereal
What a wonderful gift I received
from a special friend - custom made cereal without any chemicals and
just the things I like.
www.meandgoji.com came a most
delicious mix of 5 grain muesli, ground nutmeg, Goji, raspberry,
macadamia nuts and walnuts. I named my cereal Ungie Bits and you can
choose any name you like along with ingredients that suit your palate.
Served either heated or cold, it is a filling and delicious meal.
A one-half cup serving of Ungie
Bits has 166.5 calories, 5.3 grams of total fat, and 27.3 grams of
carbs, 5.8 grams of protein. Each canister (yes, round cylinders
take up lots less room on the shelf) contains about 21 servings.
Avoid These Five
Who knew? Little, everyday
gaffes can add up and then all of a sudden, you can look dated,
matronly, even old...
With the start of a new decade, many people are
making their New Year's resolutions. Often included are, "Lose weight,"
"Improve nutrition," "Exercise regularly." These are all excellent and
well- meaning aims. As long as you're examining your lifestyle, read on
to be reminded of some aging "blunders" you would do well to avoid.
1. Gray roots. Nothing shouts, "I'm getting
older," like a stripe of gray roots. Gray hair can be beautiful, but
dark hair with gray roots...well, not so much. With today's convenient
touch-up color products, you can cover those roots in as little as 10
2. Loose clothing. Contrary to popular thinking,
wearing clothes that are very loose-fitting do not make a person look
slimmer. It actually has the opposite effect. No matter what your shape,
fitted outfits make a person look thinner and more "put-together."
3. Heavy earrings. Did you know earlobes can
show your age?
Seriously. A lifetime of wearing very heavy
earrings takes its toll on those poor little earlobes, causing sagging
and an unsightly slash instead of a little round dot where the earring
is supposed to go.
Opt for smaller, lightweight styles or, if you
must wear a favorite pair of heavy earrings, take them off as soon as
4. Bare hands. A study that compared photos of
hands with nail polish and jewelry to the same hands with no polish and
jewelry revealed that the "dressed up" hands looked younger to the study
For instantly younger hands, try today's dark,
sassy nail polish shades and add a ring or bracelet.
5. Discolored teeth. Some medical issues can
cause teeth to discolor, but if your teeth are yellowed from age or
stained from red wine or coffee, you can usually successfully bleach
them. Check with your dentist for the best option for your particular
Happy new year! Use these shortcuts to start the new decade off with
a new, younger you. Submitted by
Aging Backwards Expert, Jackie Silver
I must admit, I had
never heard of Boswellia until I read about it on the HSI Baltimore
newsletter. Boswellia is an anti-inflammatory herb that offers
impressive results if you suffer from osteoarthritis, bronchial asthma,
rheumatoid arthritis and even colitis. It has been used for 2,000
Ayurvedic physicians without harmful side effects.
Boswellia reduces not only the pain but it also stops the degenerative
actions that erode cartilage and joint tissues. Boswellia extracts
have also been used in the Ayurvedic treatment of respiratory ailments,
reducing mucus production and facilitating breathing, reducing bronchial
4 Things You Must
Do Immediately to Avoid the Flu!
The winter flu
season is fast approaching and here are four things you must do
immediately to avoid the flu:
Wash your hands
often. Most surfaces, including skin, doorknobs, tabletops,
shopping cart handles, change, currency and more are convenient germ
spreaders so keep your hands free of sneaky viruses by washing your
hands frequently with soapy, warm water.
your face. You would be surprised how often your fingers touch
your face: an itch, a rub, a pick can quickly transfer little
critters that hide under fingernails into your system.
Eat 1 to 2 cups of
raw vegetables daily. Finely chopped raw vegetables are
delicious when used as a side with scrambled eggs, broiled chicken
breasts and salad greens. Eating 51% raw, according to the
Food Matters, is the key to maintaining better health.
Tiny, delectable morsels of raw onion, broccoli, carrots, peppers,
cucumbers (the Persian cukes are my fav), taste amazing and your
body craves this type of nourishment.
Take Vitamin C
supplements. Rev up your immune system with Vitamin C.
According to the scientists featured on the highly acclaimed
Food Matters, large doses of Vitamin C daily is one of the best
choices to protect our bodies, reverse disease and maintain optimal
Nature's Answer to
Zero Calories and 100% Natural - What could be
I have been a fan of Diet Rite®
soda for a long time. It has zero calories, zero sodium but is
sweetened with Splenda, the ugly step-sister of Aspertame.
Zevia® is different
because it is sweetened with Stevia! There was a hip teenage guy
visiting my home; I asked him if he would like to try a new zero calorie
soft drink and give me his honest feedback regarding taste. Long
story short - he told me he liked the Cola taste and said it tasted much
better than Diet Pepsi®. I found Zevia
at Whole Foods Market and
it comes in six flavors: Cola, Twist, Black Cherry, Orange, Root
Bear, and Ginger Ale. UPDATE: Zevia sent us complimentary
cans and we love Orange, Black Cherry, Cola and Ginger Ale.
The ladies at my church have
such style and grace particularly when it comes to their fabulous
clothes and choice of jewelry.
Red Hat Sunday is certainly
spectacular; these gals in their purple outfits and red hats are
bedecked in splendid jewels. Recently I wore a bauble that the Red
Hatter's just loved and they were happy to learn that eBay was the
From eye popping brooches to
flashy Swarovski bracelets and rings, the array of vintage jewelry is
heart stopping and stunning. Using eBay to add to your jewelry
collection is a very smart idea.
So the next time you want to
update your jewelry wardrobe and you don't want to break the bank, go to
and type "vintage jewelry" in the search box and spend a few minutes
considering your options. I bet you will have as much fun as I do
and who knows what treasures you will find!
When I visited Dubai my
girlfriend was complaining that wearing a particular t-shirt made her
look lumpy. Haven't we all seen that look? Well, maybe Nina
hasn't, but the rest of us have probably had the desire to slice off a
few pounds to appear less bulky in our clothes.
I just happened to have the
right lingerie piece in my suitcase and gladly gifted that to my darling
friend. She was delighted by the underwire bra that was built in
to the tummy trimming seamless slimmer.
There are many brands in the
market today and in many price ranges. What I recently discovered
is that discount stores like Ross offer a wide selection for a fraction
of the cost. Who wants to pay full retail???
So if you are into comfort and
sleekness these lingerie items (invisible bras, torso cinchers, butt
enhancers and more) will tickle you pink.
Having bad circulation is more than
just dealing with cold feet and hands. Its a sign that your heart is
trying hard to spread blood around the body. Take this as warning sign
that you need more physical activity. Walk for at least 15 minutes a
day, fast enough to keep your heart rate up, and you should sleep better
and have better circulation.
COFFEE TABLE FOOT
Anna McKenzie sent me
a link that is the perfect go-together if you have a coffee table that
is sometimes used as a footstool by the men in your household. Now
I'm not advocating that you allow just anyone to put their feet on your
coffee table but hey, I know that it happens. Check out this link:
Those ads about the
LifeStyle Lift are pretty compelling but do you ever wonder if the
testimonials might fudge on the pain, recuperation time and the actual
Realself.com has some very
interesting comments from those who have had this procedure.
Please keep in mind that surgical procedures are permanent but with
PORTION CONTROL &
walking partner, Marcia, and I frequently discuss our weight, eating
habits and more and what we've learned about ourselves is pretty
revealing. Consuming comfort foods such as potatoes, bread, rice
and pasta keeps our body shape heavy even though we are walking two
miles per day. It is only when we began to seriously address
portion control, adding green veggies, chicken breasts and stopping
those comfort foods did our weight begin to drop and our body shape
change. Here is an
article that gives you more info.
a "living food" made from RAW almonds. This delicious drink is
packed with vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, phytochemicals from the
brown skins, enzymes, and healthy omega fatty acids. Eight ounces has
40 calories with 30 calories from fat, 2 grams carbohydrates.
Almond milk is lactose, cholesterol and casein free, it's made from real
almonds and it costs less than most pre-packaged non-dairy beverages.
Make Your Own Almond
drank Almond Milk on a regular basis until I discovered,
quite by accident, that most pre-packaged milks contained
Soy. Recent information has produced big questions
about drinking soy milk and using soy products so
reluctantly I gave it up.
recently I found a very easy Almond Milk recipe and decided to share
it with you. I hope you will try it and give me feedback.
1 cup raw
almonds that have been soaked for 4 hours
or flavorings – nutmeg, Stevia, honey even dates
almonds four hours and drain. Place 4 cups filtered water and
drained almonds into a blender and blend on high for one minute.
Strain with cheesecloth or a nut milk straining bag and voila!
You have fresh almond milk!