Sunday, September 2, 2012

Think Simple

Let your brain think simple. Then your life is simple.

There are no complicated problems. Think of problems as simple.

Fix the root cause.

Learn to FOCUS. We have to focus to simplify. Train your brain to focus.

Don't worry about something if you are not capable of changing it.

What Your Face is Telling You

Have you ever had a breakout? Usually it correlates to our diet, it’s the body’s attempt to eliminate certain food substances that have been consumed in excess. Other markings, colors, etc can also indicate a possible weakness or toxicity in that organ or area of the body. Puffy eyes? Bags under our eyes? These can give us clues as to areas we need to adjust in our diet, cleanse, nourish and strengthen.

For example, here are a couple of interesting things I’ve learned in my training over the years …

A red color on the tip of the nose, resulting from the expansion of blood capillaries, is due to an excessive intake of liquid, alcohol, stimulant and aromatic beverages, as well as fruits, juices and sugar. This condition often shows an abnormal condition of the heart, especially irregularity of blood pressure, towards hypertension.

Pimples on the cheeks show the elimination of excessive fat and mucus caused by the intake of animal food, dairy products, and oils and fats. In this case, a heavy accumulation of fat and mucus is proceeding in the lungs, intestines, reproductive organs as well as in the forebrain region. If pimples are whitish in color, the main cause is milk and sugar; if they are yellowish in color the main cause is cheese, poultry and eggs. The body is amazing isn’t it?

Source:  Alana Semple

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Some Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Highlights from the article:  "How to Prevent Alzheimer's:  The Most Effective Ways to Avoid This Rapidly Increasing Disease." 2012 Health Realizations, Inc.

GPC Liquid (brain nutrient)
Folates (B vitamins)
NeuroMag (for low levels of Magnesium)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Book About How Emotions and Ailments are Interconnected

This book is absolutely fantastic.  It goes into depth about each organ or ailment and what emotion is connected to it.  It gives you many health tips to reverse the condition.  A must have in any health person's library.

Essential Oils Desk Reference Book

If you want to learn all about essential oils and their uses, this reference book is for you.  It is compiled by Essential Science Publishing.  They do have a website and will periodically come out with new editions.  I also see that you can get it on Amazon.  This book mainly references Young Living Oils.

Muscle Testing Book - Your Body Doesn't Lie

"Your Body Doesn't Lie", A classic book about muscle testing by John Diamond, MD.

Bach Flowers - Reference Book and Where to Purchase

Want to learn about Bach flowers and how they heal your emotions?  This is the reference book to get.  If you want to purchase Bach flowers that are talked about in the book, visit  They are the authors of this book and make all the Bach flowers themselves for retail purchase.

Body Balancing Book - Touch for Health

This book has been a staple of mine since the mid 1980's.  This shows you how to balance all the meridians in your body for good health.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Honey for Stomach Ailments

"It's no fun having a stomach bug and the recovery is no fun either; most docs prescribe fluids and waiting.  Now there's a quicker, tastier cure.  In a recent study, children who had a teaspoon of honey in their drinks experienced 40% less vomiting and diarrhea - and recovered a whole day faster - than those who didn't eat the honey.  adults would likely reap the same benefits, so add a spoonful of honey to your tea the next time your stomach acts up.  Its antimicrobial proprieties wipe out infection-causing bacteria and speed healing." - Lauren Gelman

Source:  Prevention Magazine - February 2011

Reminder:  Don't give honey to children under 1 year of age.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Slowing Hair Growth

Drink mint tea to slow or stop hair growth.

Source:  4th hour of the Today Show

Monday, December 13, 2010

Morning Motivation in Your Own Room!

Morning Motivation

When I woke up this morning lying in bed,
I was asking myself;
What are some of the secrets of success in life?
I found the answer right there,
in my very room.


Acupressure/Reflexology Hand Chart

(Double Click to Enlarge)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Bee Pollen Treats Teenage Acne

A testimonial from me! I gave my 15 year old son local bee pollen last spring every day for seasonal allergies. It helped immensely for the allergies (start at least a month before allergy season to be effective).

I noticed a good side effect from taking the bee pollen. His acne cleared up! His skin looked so clear. It took about 6 weeks for the acne to return after allergy season was over and he was not taking the bee pollen anymore.

So, I have started him again on the bee pollen. It has taken about 2 weeks and I am starting to see his skin looking better again.

They call bee pollen a Superfood and I can see why. It even works on acne.

***NOTE: If you are allergic to bees, do not take bee pollen!***

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Time Your Water Drinking for Maximum Health!

Drinking water at the correct time maximizes its effectiveness on the human body:

2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs

1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion

1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure

1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fertility Trick

Natural Cervix Softener

Take when you are very close to your due date.

Buy all liquid ingredients
4 oz. rice bran syrup
1 oz. cayenne
1 oz. blue cohosh
1 oz. scullcap
1 oz. lobellia

Mix all above in a pint bottle. Refrigerate.

Meridians on Fingers

Thumb - Lung Meridian
1st Finger - Large Intestine Meridian
Middle Finger - Circulation/Sex Meridian
Ring Finger - Triple Warmer Meridian
Pinkie Finger - Heart/Small Intestine Meridian

To Release Traumas by Using Emotional Points on Body by Wanda Cook

Think of what you want to release while holding emotional points in the following order:

1. Thymus (throat hole)
2. Solar Plexus (stomach)
3. Pineal (top of head)
4. Circulation/Sex (hold above breast at an angle)

Then, work energies out of organs by holding them.

Daily Vitamins for Cancer Prevention

20 mg. Beta Carotene
400 mg. Vitamin E
500 mg. Vitamin C
200 mg. Selenium
10-20 mg. B-Complex
1,000 mg. Calcium (Over 50 years old, 1, 500 mg. of Calcium)

Vitamin A (has shown a reduction of breast cancer)
Vitamin D (has shown a reduction of breast cancer and colon cancer)

How to Determine Your Target Heart Rate

Weight loss experts say it's best to exercise aerobically at least three times a week at 60 to 80 percent of your target heart rate. Here is an easy 5 step method for calculating your target heart rate from Robert Hackman, Ph.D., University of Oregon, who specializes in the study of exercise and dieting.

1. Measure your pulse rate for one minute before you get out of bed in the morning to determine your resting heart rate.

2. Subtract your age from 220 for your maximum heart rate.

3. Subtract your resting heart rate from your maximum heart rate for your adjusted heart rate.

4. Multiply your adjusted heart rate by 0.6 to 0.8 to get your exercise addition.

5. Add your resting heart rate and your exercise addition for your target heart rate. This is the heart rate you should aim for as you exercise.

Source: Delicious! Magazine - January/February 1993

Supplements to Help Break Addictions

Vitamin C - 4,000 mg. per day

Herb for Gastro Intestinal Problems

Try Cat's Claw.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Local Bee Pollen for Seasonal Allergy Relief

I decided to try local bee pollen to for seasonal allergies this spring. I started taking bee pollen a few weeks before everything started to bloom as a preventative measure. I have noticed significant improvement over my allergies in the past.

Here is a link about the benefits of bee pollen for allergies (as well as helping many other issues):

*** Note: If you are allergic to bees, I would not take bee pollen. ***

Motivation to Drink Water

One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University study.

Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen.

Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Research is showing a link to lack of protein absorption in children with autism.  Digestive enzymes have shown some improvement in patients.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Increase Chance of Becoming Pregnant

Have sex every other day and the sperm count goes up.

Having sex every day makes the sperm count go down.
Having sex every week makes the sperm count go down.

Dr. Elias Sabbagha, OBGYN (Chicago, IL)

Bach Flowers for Emotional Eating

Crab Apple
Cherry Plum
Chestnut Bud

Friday, January 15, 2010

Coughing Solution Using Essential Oils


Teaspoon of Honey: (We like Young Living's AGAVE the best)

Add 2 drops of lemon
Add 2 drops of Melrose
Add 2 drops of Cedarwood

Stir into the honey or AGAVE with tooth pick. Put the spoon in their mouth with the honey/AGAVE and oils and held their mouths until the honey/AGAVE and oils has dissolved and swallowed.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


High levels of prolactin decrease libido

Monday, November 9, 2009

Children Learn What They Live

If a child lives with criticism,
He learns to condemn.

If a child lives with hostility,
She learns to fight.

If a child lives with ridicule,
He learns to be shy.

If a child lives with shame,
She learns to feel guily.

If a child lives with tolerance,
He learns to be patient.

If a child lives with encouragement,
She learns confidence.

If a child lives with praise,
He learns to appreciate.

If a child lives with fairness,
She learns justice.

If a child lives with security,
He learns to have faith.

If a child lives with approval.
She learns to like herself.

If a child lives with acceptance
and friendship, he learns
to find love in the world.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fever Remedy - Egg Whites

I have not tried this remedy yet, but the reviews have been really positive.  I found it at this link:  Obviously, don't try this on someone with an egg allergy.

Here is an exerpt:

12/13/05: Ani (anisyab[at] from Ontario, Canada writes, "Hi! I love your site and find it very useful. Thought I'd share something and you can post it if you see fit.

Egg Whites:
By far the best method to lower a high temperature within MINUTES! When I was about 4 or 5 years old, I had acquired a fever so high that I started to hallucinate. My mother was in a panic, she feared brain damage if something didn't lower the fever and FAST. My grandma told her about an old-wives' remedy.
Soak 2 cloths or hankerchiefs in egg whites and put on the soles of the feet (cover with socks). The egg whites instantaneously start to draw the temperature DOWN from the brain (where it is dangerous) to the feet (where it can do no damage). After that incident my mom used this method successfully every time I had high temp. If no eggs are on hand, chopped onion or chopped potato can be applied to feet instead, although egg whites are the fastest method.

The egg whites are also a miracle cure for minor and more severe burns. Soak or coat affected area in egg white. While the egg white is still wet you will feel no pain from the burn. As soon as it dries up the pain comes back so reapplication is necessary. This also prevents scarring from the burn."

01/04/2006: Ani (anisyab[at] from Ontario, Canada writes,'"I checked with my mom and there is a small revision if using the chopped onion alternative: the onion should be mixed with vinegar. The potato is fine on its own."

Quick note: the egg whites are useless once they dry up, which can be rather quickly if the temp is high. The feet get very hot and the egg whites can literally COOK! You must check and REAPPLY as many times as necessary until the temp is back to normal. Don't give up after one application, it will work but the egg whites must be WET. My mom usually reapplied once or twice but you can keep going in case of a stubborn fever."

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Wise Advise - Two Wolves

Two Wolves

An old Cherokee chief is teaching his grandson about life:

"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

"One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego.

"The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

"This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old chief simply replied, "The one you feed."

Monday, October 19, 2009

Swine Flu Prevention - Good Advice

Dr. Vinay Goyal is an MBBS,DRM,DNB (Intensivist and Thyroid specialist) having clinical experience of over 20 years. He has worked in institutions like Hinduja Hospital , Bombay Hospital , Saifee Hospital , Tata Memorial etc. Presently, he is heading our Nuclear Medicine Department and Thyroid clinic at Riddhivinayak Cardiac and Critical Centre, Malad (W).

The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is.

While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):

1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).

2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).

3. *Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt). *H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.
4. Similar to 3 above, *clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. *Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but *blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.*

5. *Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). *If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.

6. *Drink as much of warm liquids as you can. *Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Vitamin D to Protect Against the H1N1 Virus

Dr. Memmet Oz recommends Vitamin D each day to protect yourself from getting the Swine Flu (or any illness). He recommended at least 1,000 IU of Vitamin D per day for adults when he was on "The View" in September 2009. He also recommended it for children, but did not give a dosage amount for them.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Seasonal Allergy Remedy

Ingest local honey regularly to build up an immunity to the seasonal allergies in your area.

I found "local honey" at Whole Foods in my area.

Fever Remedy

Tie strips of flannel dipped in vinegar around the patient's wrists. As strange as it sounds, it is a tried and true fever reducer.

Canker Sore Remedy

Sprinkle dry thyme on the canker sore. It should heal in a few hours.

Doc. Smith's Cough Syrup

1 C. honey
Juice of 2 lemons
1/2 C. hot water
1 Tb. glycerin (optional as a preservative)

Mix well together and take 1 Tb. at a time when a cough persists.

Also, my sister-in-law gives her kids honey as a night-time cough medicine. She says, "Works better than any cough syrup, hands down, and you don't have to worry about side effects or anything else!"

*** Remember, do not give honey to children under 1 year old.***

Mosquito Bite Remedy

1/4 C. rubbing alchohol
2 aspirins

Shake until dissolved. Apply to the bite and let dry.

Sore Throat Remedy

To make a gargle, use 1/2 C. of warm water and 1/2 tsp. of salt

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Search for Our Soul Mate

We're all searching for our soul mate, that person who can make us complete. We're convinced that he/she is OUT THERE somewhere! That person will make us happy, fulfill our every need, make life worth living. We spend our lives searching, being disappointed time after time with relationships that don't quite measure up.

Quit searching! Your soul mate is the other half of yourself. It is not out there. It is within your own being.

Begin now to make yourself the best you can be. Obtain balance in your life. Feed the body the wholesome food necessary to be physically fit. Train your mind to accept only wholesome thoughts, rejecting all negatives. Bring your emotions under control. Let go of envy, jealousy, ownership, anger, anxiety and fear.

Quit hanging out with the turkeys and begin soaring with the eagles! Practice unconditional love with everyone you meet. Let go of your ego and all the perceptions of yourself and others that are not the Truth of our being.

Once you bring your own life into Divine Order, your life mate, that man or woman perfectly balanced to your energy will be drawn to you. You will be two complete individuals willing to commit to the best relationship you've ever had. ENJOY!

By Caroline Luellen

Post Script by Me!: I suggest that this is not just for attracting a soul mate but finding your soul mate within the spouse that you are married to, as well.

Right Place, Right Time, Right Thing

"I am in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing."

Source: Louise Hay

Read this Every Day and Watch Your Days Improve

The Secret

I Promise Myself:

To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.

To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.

To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.

-Christian D. Larson

The Process of Changing Your Thinking

1. Changing your thinking, changes your beliefs.

2. Changing your beliefs, changes your expectations.

3. Changing your expectations, changes your attitudes.

4. Changing your attitude, changes your behavior.

5. Changing your behavior, changes your performance.

6. Changing my performance, changes my life.

Source: Stanford University

9 Steps to Getting Well

1. Decide to get well
Commitment. Part of healing is painful.

2. Stop feeling sorry for yourself.
You can be pitiful or powerful, but you can't be both.
Mark 8:34
God's process is to bless those who curse you (enemies). Bless means to talk well about them.

3. Realize you are not the only one hurting.
1 Peter 5:9

4. Sow seeds by helping someone else.
Be a blessing to someone else on purpose.
Galations 6:10
1 Thes. 5:15

5. Take full responsibility for your actions and stop making excuses.

6. Face the truth (about yourself).
The truth will set you free. Be honest about you and your circumstances.
John 8:31-32
Sometimes you must confess your sin to be over it
James 5

7. When it becomes painful or difficult, don't run.
Jonah ran and still ended up where God told him to go!
Genesis 16: 6-9
Hagar, Abram and Sarah - Hagar ran and the Angel said; "Go back and submit."
Do not run because it is uncomfortable.

8. Forgive and totally release those who have hurt you. If you have done something, forgive yourself.
Matthew 18
You can't collect what has been taken from you. But, for your former shame, I will give you double!
God is our vindicator. He will settle our case.
Forgiveness is about following God's steps.

9. Stop blaming and move on.

Source: Joyce Meyer

Helpful Affirmational Scriptures from the Bible

God Always Has a Positive Answer

You say: It's impossible
God says: All things are possible
Scripture: Luke 18:27
"And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."

You say: I'm too tired
God says: I will give you rest
Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

You say: Nobody really loves me
God says: I love you
Scripture: John 3:16 & John 3:34
"God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son."
" For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him."

You say: I can't go on
God says: My grace is sufficient
Scripture: II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalms 91:15
"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
"He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him."

You say: I can't figure things out
God says: I will direct your steps
Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

You say: I can't do it
God says: You can do all things
Scripture: Philippians 4:13
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

You say: I'm not able
God says: I am able
Scripture: II Corinthians 9:8
"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work"

You say: It's not worth it
God says: It will be worth it
Scripture: Romans 8:28
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

You say: I can't forgive myself
God says: I forgive you
Scripture: I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."

You say: I can't manage
God says: I will supply all your needs
Scripture: Philippians 4:19
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

You say: I'm afraid
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
Scripture: II Timothy 1:7
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

You say: I am always worried and frustrated
God says: Cast all your cares on ME
Scripture: I Peter 5:7
"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."

You say: I'm not smart enough
God says: I give you wisdom
Scripture: I Corinthians 1:30
"But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption."

You say: I feel all alone
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
Scripture: Hebrews 13:5
"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."

Thank the Lord for Letting You Have the Ride

"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he's been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop. Most beef if tough. Most children grow up to be just ordinary people. Most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration. Most jobs are more often dull than otherwise...

Life is like an old time rail journey...delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas, and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."

Source: Jenkin Lloyd Jones, BYU, September 25, 1973. (President Gordon B. Hinckley has used this quote.)

The Rules for Being Human

1. You will receive a body.
You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period.

2. You will learn lessons.
You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called Life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons.
Growth is a process of trial and error: experimentation. The 'failed' experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately 'works'.

4. A lesson is repeated until learned.
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end.
There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6. "There" is no better than "Here."
When your "there" has become a "here," you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here."

7. Others are merely mirrors of you.
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you.
You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

9. Your answers lie inside you.
The answers to Life's questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen and trust.

10. You will forget all this.

11. You can remember it whenever you want.

Source: Author Unknown - Given to me by my Mother-in-Law, Lindsey Pehrson


When I think of this word, I think of the Cub Scout Motto: "Do Your Best", with a tickle. The kind of tickle that teases you to add a stretch to your activity.

I do not think that perfection and excellence are synonymous. In fact striving for perfection seems to diminish our joy while working with excellence deepens our satisfaction. Perfection seems to focus on results. Excellence becomes a barometer of the process. The lack of perfection is often accompanied by hopelessness and depression.

Excellence encourages us to dispel our limitations while whispering balance. Perfectionists often sacrifice the means for the end. Workers in excellence know the means is the end.

Excellence has to measured internally. External accountings are inaccurate indicators of internal assets.

Perfection is a judgement. Excellence is a verdict which can be easily reversed when new evidence is presented.

By: Candy Krausman "Seasons" book

A Prayer for Living

Holy Spirit, I give you permission to change my thinking, my hearing and my actions, until I am motivated only by love. Love for myself, for you, and for the universe. Help me to understand that only love is real and eternal, all else is illusion. So that my path back to the Father is a joyful, childlike, love-filled, growth experience.

Help me to be wise, kind and caring. Remind me that there are no coincidences, that every person that comes into my life, comes to teach me, answer questions, give guidance or to receive those things from me. Open my eyes to the beauty and goodness of your creation, and help me to see only beauty and goodness in all people. Help me to forgive myself and others, knowing that only forgiveness brings peace.

by Sandra Lull (1990)

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Tapping Technique to Eliminate Phobias, Cravings, Anxieties, Etc.

Developed by Dr. Roger Callahan. You can Google Dr. Callahan to find more information and books on the subject.

This technique is used to get rid of any phobia, anxiety or addictions that are stored in your body by reprogramming your brain. The following example is used for food cravings, but remember that you can substitute anything in this formula that you would like to eliminate. Use it often, it works.

1. I want you get the biggest desire for a food that you can right now. If you don't have a big enough craving, put this technique to one side and come back to it when you're really feeling it.

2. Focus on this craving for a moment, and when you've thought of that I'd like you to rate your desire for a food on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 the highest. This is important, because in a moment we want to know how much you've reduced it.

3. On a scale of 1- 10, how strong is your craving? Remember, if you're not really craving a bite (i.e. your craving is not at least a 7), come back to this technique later.

4. Now take two fingers of either hand and tap about ten times under your collarbone while you continue to think about eating.

5. Now tap under your eye ten times.

6. Now tap under your collarbone again.

7. Place your other hand in front of you and tap on the back of it between your ring finger and your little finger. Continue to think about your desire for food as you do this and each of the steps which follow:

Close your eyes and open them.
Keep your head still, keep tapping and look down to the right then down to the left.
Keep tapping and rotate your eyes round 360 degrees clockwise, and now 360 degrees anti-clockwise.

Remember to keep thinking about the food you were craving as you do this!

Now hum the first few lines of ‘Happy Birthday' out loud.
Count out loud from 1 to 5.
Once again hum the first few lines of ‘Happy Birthday' out loud.

8. Stop and check - on a scale from 1 to 10, what number is your craving at now?

If it hasn't completely gone yet, just repeat this sequence again until it does.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tai Chi Exercises for Body Balancing and Energy

Reach up as high as you can and pull the chi (white light), down through the top of your head. Hold your hands out on each side of your head by your eyes. (Palms not touching the body but facing the body.)

Next, reach up again with both hands, of course, and pull that chi down through your head and hold your hands next to your body (breast level)
Next, reach up again with both hands and pull that chi down through the top of your head and hold your hands out to the side of your body by the navel.

While you are holding the hands out to the side of your body (palms facing the body, but not touching the body,) you place your tongue on the roof of your mouth. You visualize the white light going down the front of your body, between your legs and up the back of your spine. It continues making that circle. You do this procedure from the very beginning of pulling down chi from heaven.

You reach down to the earth and push that chi up through your legs into your body. You then spread your arms out to the sides of your body and out to the front of your body locking that chi all around you for protection.

8 point Impact
Clap your hands quickly and hard for 36 times. (All of these impact movements are done 36 times.
Now clap the pinkie fingers together (right hand hitting the left hand at the pinkie finger level.
Now clap both hands together at the index finger level.
Clap your two hands together on the outside of the hands.
Clap your wrists together.
Hit the webs of the thumbs together.
Interlock your fingers of each hand, and hit the webs together.
Hit the tips of your fingers and thumbs together. Remember that everything is done for 36 times.

Massage the webs of your thumbs (each hand) as many times as you'd like. No set number indicated.
Massage the center of your palms as many times as you'd like (each hand).
Now clasp the hands together and massage each finger and thumb with your thumbs. Massage each finger and thumb 5 times.
Now pull each finger and thumb and then shake your hands out.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Honey and Cinnamon for Good Health

Facts on Honey and Cinnamon

It is found that a mixture of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' (very effective) medicine or all kinds of diseases.

Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases.

Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the
right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients.

Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, in its issue dated 17 January,1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists:

Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of
jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the
cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack.
Also those who have already had an attack, if they do this process
daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the
above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat.

May take daily, morning, and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons
of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If Taken regularly
even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at
Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their
patients with a mixture of one tablespoon of Honey and half teaspoon of
cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, out of
the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally relieved
of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk
or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.

Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a
glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to
reduce The level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two
hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day,
any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information received in
the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints
of cholesterol.

* COLDS: *
Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon
lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This Process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.

Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears
stomach ulcers from the root.

* GAS: *
According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that if
honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found
that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts.Constant use
of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and
viral diseases.

Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains **a natural
'Ingredient' Which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from

Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests
the ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon
powder And three cups of water and boil to make like tea. **Drink 1/4
cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and
arrests old age. Life spans also increases and even a 100 year old,
starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.*

Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste
apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning
with Warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from
the root.

Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts
cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.*

Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach
and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in
one cup of water. **If 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.*

* CANCER: **
Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer
of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully.**Patients
suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of
honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a

Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more
helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the
body.**Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal
parts, are more alert and flexible.** Dr. Milton, who has done research,
says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and
sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the
afternoon at about 3:00 P.M. When the vitality of the body starts to
decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.*

People of South America, first thing in the morning, gargle with one
teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so **their
breath stays fresh throughout the day.*

Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts
restore hearing. Remember when we were kids? We had toast with real
butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it!*

In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients
successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose
their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the
arteries and veins.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Germy Wormy Germ Smart for Preschoolers

My health blog received a great comment from breehill.

She said, "I heard about a great program called Germy Wormy Germ Smart that teaches kids to understand how germs spread and how to NOT spread germs. My daughter learned it at pre-school. It was so much fun for her, and it was amazing how quickly the kids learned healthier hygiene habits! The website speaks for itself: "

Thanks for sharing!

Charcoal for Diarrhea

Have activated charcoal capsules in your medicine cabinet for occasional diarrhea. It does work to stop diarrhea and stomach upset. It is also very helpful for food poisoning. I think it is a must have in your home.

Kelp Tablets for Exhaustion

If you go to bed and still wake up exhausted, try Kelp. Take Kelp tablets before you go to bed and it will help your morning wake up.

Kelp is also helpful to take when trying to combat the exhaustion from Mononucleosis.

Daily Vitamin Supplements for Kids

When my kids are healthy, they take a minimum amount of vitamins and supplements a day.

They take a kids multi-vitamin, a Vitamin C and a chewable Colostrum to keep their immune system strong.

Vicks Vaporub on Feet for Coughing

When you have a cough, put Vicks Vaporub on your feet, then put on socks. It helps you to breathe and helps lessen the cough.

I have heard some controversy on the internet about putting it on babies feet, but I have never had a problem. I put it on my kids when they are sick in the day and the night and it has helped us.

Herbs for Kids

I have used Herbs for Kids since by first son was born in 1995. I can get most of their sickness stopped by using these products. They are liquid tinctures and I just squirt them directly in their mouth.

I purchase them at Whole Foods. Look for them at your local health food store or check online. Here are the products that I use and what each one is used for.

Cherry Bark Blend - For a dry, hacking, wheezing cough.

Horehound Blend - For a phelm and mucus cough.

Echinacea & Eyebright Blend - Runny noses and stuffy heads due to a cold or flu.

Nettles & Eyebright Blend - Runny nose and itchy eyes due to allergies.

Any of the Echinacea or Astragulus products (There are many blends) - Good for flu, colds or building the immune system

Minty Ginger - For tummy aches
Temp Assure - For fevers
Willow/Garlic Ear Oil - Topical for earaches
Gum-omile Oil - Topical for teething

Sprains, Breaks or Bone, Flesh or Cartilage Issues

Put marshmallow root (an herb in powdered form) in water and soak for bones that you can't cast (like fingers or toes). It helps knit the bone back together. It is also good for sprains of any kind.

Nature's Way Bone, Flesh and Cartilage supplement is good for any bone, flesh or cartilage issue. Nature's Way also makes a Bone, Flesh and Cartilage ointment that is really good.

Kidney Stones, Kidney Infections, Bladder Infections

Gravel Root is the best herb to have on hand for kidney stones. It breaks up the stone, so it can be passed. It can be found in liquid tinctures or in some formulas such as Stone Free. My mom has had 22 kidney stones and says that she finds buying the powder and putting it in capsules to be the very best. She keeps some on hand at all times just in case.

Aloe Vera juice concentrate is very helpful in preventing kidney stones from forming.

Nature's Way Kidney and Bladder Formula is very good for bladder and kidney infections.

Cranberry is also very helpful to kidney and bladder issues. If you are going to drink the juice, it has to be the all-natural kind. (Sorry Ocean Spray is full of sugar.) We use Pro Caps Labs Cranberry Benefits supplements.

Cabbage Leaves for Engorged Breasts

Yes, cabbage leaves are shaped the way that they are shaped for a good, natural reason! :)

Be sure to have a green head of cabbage in your crisper when your milk comes in from having a baby. Put a cabbage leaf on each breast (even on the sides of the breast) and then put your bra on if you are experiencing painful engorgement. It will take the heat out of your breast tissue and it will literally steam and wilt the cabbage leaf.

Be sure to wash off your nipple well before nursing your baby, so they will still latch on. This really does work wonders. It is also helpful in weaning your baby if you experience engorgement at that time.

Lysine for Cold Sores

If you are prone to get cold sores, be sure to include the amino acid L-Lysine into your vitamin regimine. It helps to keep cold sores away or if you get one, speed up its stay. Lysine is also very important to take if you have shingles.

We use Pro Caps Labs L-Lysine.

Teething HomeopathicTablets for Babies and Children

Teething Tablets from Hyland's. All natural and no side effects with this homeopathic teething help. I gave these to my children before bedtime (along with the Calms Forte for Kids) for a good night's sleep.

I have purchased these from the health food store and grocery store. I also see that they are readily available online.

Colic Homeopathic Pills for Babies

Colic Tablets from Hylands. All natural disolving homeopathic pellets for babies with colic. Works well. I have purchased mine at Whole Foods or even the grocery store. They are readily available online.

Herbal Chamomille Tea Uses

-Helps adults and children to sleep
-Helps anyone to destress
-A few drops helps to calm a fussy baby
-A few drops helps a colicky baby because it aids digestion
-Diluted chamomille tea in a bottle helps sooth teething children
-Helps hyperactive children calm down
-Aids digestion in adults
-It tastes good to drink cold or hot. Kind of has a natural sweet taste.
- My favorite brand is Stash. It is all natural and is caffeine free. I have found it a the grocery store, but see it is available on and online.

Natural Sleep Aid for Kids

I have used the homeopathic remedy Calms Forte 4 Kids since my boys were babies.  Click on the previous link to read all about the product.  It works to settle them down and have them sleep through the night. 

I purchase mine from Whole Foods, but I see it readily available online. 

Hand Pressure Techniques for Emotional Relief

Pressure on thumb relieves worry
Pressure on forefinger relieves fear
Pressure on middle finger relieves anger
Pressure on ring finger relieves sadness and grief

Wellness Affirmation Book - Heal Your Life

Heal Your Body.  This is a great book.  You look up an ailment and Louise Hay (author) gives you the mental contributor of the illness and the affirmation to counter it.  This is a book that I have used since college days (many years ago) and still refer to it regularly.  Inexpensive, too.

Natural Remedies for Emotions - Bach Flowers

If you would like to try a natural remedy to help emotional upset or keep you calm under pressure, try Rescue Remedy.  It is a Bach Flower remedy and is wonderfully helpful.  There are 38 other Bach Flowers for every kind of emotion you can imagine, but I recommend starting with the Rescue Remedy and then expand from there. 

These are made from the essence of flowers and are safe for adults, children and pets.

Health Reference Book - Prescription for Nutritional Healing

Prescription for Nutritional Healing.  If you want a wonderful health reference book this is the one to purchase.  It takes any ailment and gives you drug-free remedies using vitamins, minerals, herbs and food supplements.  I have used this book for probably 20 years and still find it invaluable. 

Boji Stones

I honestly do not know how how these Boji Stones do what they do, but they work.  They are for various health issues and have calming properties and help balance your energy.

For us, we used them for my son on a recommendation from my sister and they have been a miracle.  My 14 year old son had speech and stuttering problems so badly that by the end of the day I was emotionally spent and exhausted from trying to listen to him.  I can not tell you how much money we spent on speech therapy and how many tips and techniques we tried at home.  We also tried every natural remedy, massage, cranial sacral therapy etc. to no avail.

I purchased a small set of Boji Stones for $35 and have him sleep with them under his pillow.  It has been over a year since we started using them and his speech issues have diminished by 90%.  About every month he starts to trip up on his words and I know it is time to cleanse the rocks of his energy.  (They give instructions how to do this.)  Then he is good to go again.

I really can't believe that they work, but they do!  A miracle from the earth for our family.

Omega 3 and Flaxseed Oil for Hyperactivity and Attention Deficit Disorder

I have a little boy that was bouncing off the walls from morning to night.  He was hyperactive but did not have the signs of attention deficit disorder.  I was concerned how I would ever be able to send him into the Kindergarten classroom and still have the teachers like him by the end of the day!

I researched and found that ADD and hyperactivity responds well to fish oil and flaxseed oil.  They need this for their brain and nervous system development.  My son has been on Omega 3 fish oil with flaxseed oil for 4 months consistently.  He is a different child.  He has kept all of the positive aspects of his personality and is now so much easier to handle behavior wise.

I use Pro Cap Laboritories (Andrew Lessman) Essential Omega 3 Orange Flavor  He gets 3/4's of a capsule everyday (little brother gets the rest).  I put it in yogurt or applesauce.  Now, they both just have me squirt the capsule in their mouth and say it is fine.  Even the 14 year old lets me put it in his mouth and says it tastes fine, too.  (They are used to taking supplements, though.)

This same child reads and has not been to preschool or had a formal reading lesson, he has just watched PBS television.  I know that the Omega 3's have helped bring out the positive in him and supress the negatives.  What a blessing this product has been in our family!

Fertility Issues - Trying to Get Pregnant

You and your spouse might just need a good internal cleaning of your reproductive organs.  I used Altazone from Gifts of Nature to get pregnant with my last child at 38 years old.  I had a history of having a somewhat difficult time getting pregnant, too.  Click here for link to my post about Gifts of Nature.

Be sure to take Zona's health quiz to see what else you might need to take from Gifts of Nature.  Her products work!

Fertility Issues - Trying to Stay Pregnant

It takes progesterone to get pregant and estrogen to keep being pregant.  The problem can be that estrogen doesn't kick in until week 14 to week 18.  So, you can have miscarriage issues until the estrogen kicks in.

There is a general understanding that a gynocologist will let you go through up to 3 miscarriages before they will really start to do anything aggressively.  Or, you can have low progesterone levels, but not low enough to go on progesterone from the doctor.  Frusterating.

I was one of those women on all three of my children.  I had a pretty hard time getting pregnant and a much harder time staying pregnant because of low progesterone levels.  But, not low enough to go on progesterone.  For me, I took Wild Yam supplements because it is a source of natural progesterone.  I would stop my spotting when I would take it and I had to take it often.  I would take it up to the fourth month until my estrogen kicked in and then would be fine.  I am very happy to say I carried all of my kids to term and know that I wouldn't have if I didn't use some kind of natural progesterone supplement.

Best Mineral Source - Gifts of Nature

I have purchased from Gifts of Nature for years.  They are a company that sells our body's needed minerals in easy to take liquid form.  Zona Jackson is the founder. She is in her 80's now and is healthy and still is commited to helping others with their health needs.  When I have a health need that I can not figure out, I call Zona and ask her which one of her products we need to be taking.  She always helps me and they always work!

You can find Gifts of Nature online by going to
or you can call them at 1-800-529-4715.  They are located in St. George, UT.

Best Vitamin Source - Andrew Lessman and Pro Caps Laboratories

I am hooked on Andrew Lessman's vitamins.  They are all natural.  No binders, no fillers and no additives.  Andrew Lessman has been making vitamins for 30 years and happens to have his facility right down the street from me in Henderson, NV.  All of his vitamins are made from solar energy, too.  He is a biochemist and really knows what ingredients should be combined with what ingredients. 

I now don't go to the health food store much because I get most of what I need from Pro Caps Labs.  You can order directly from his company or he has been on HSN for years  You can watch videos about his products on HSN's website to gain more information or on You Tube by typing in Andrew Lessman.

If you would like to try some of his products free for a first time customer on your first order, click here.  It will just be $7.95 per bottle for shipping.  This is a great way to introduce yourself to the products at a one time discount price.

These products are the best!

Herbal Remedy for Possible Cancer Treatment

There is an herbal remedy called Essiac made out of 4 herbs that has helped people fighting cancer.  There is a reputable company that has been around for years called Limited Edition Herbs that sells Essiac.  (They do not make claims that it is for cancer due to obvious FDA regulations -- but as a general consumer, I can tell you that Essiac is worth a try for cancer issues.)

You can find it on their website under the Other Products tab.

Limited Edition Herbs also has many other wonderful products that I use on a daily basis.

Tea Bags To Help Stop Bleeding

The tannic acid in a regular tea bag (not herbal) will help stop bleeding.  So, a box of tea bags in your cupboard for first aid is probably a good idea.

A plain old moistened tea bag will also help heal a wisdom tooth extraction.

The Cleveland Clinic states:

Bleeding may occur for several hours after tooth extraction. To control it, position a piece of clean moist gauze over the empty tooth socket and bite down firmly. Apply constant pressure for about 45 minutes. A moistened tea bag is an effective alternative. The tannic acid in tea helps healing blood clots to form (blood clots function similarly to a scab on an open wound). Repeat this process if a small degree of bleeding continues; if heavy bleeding continues to occur, contact your dentist or oral surgeon.

Polysporin for Wound Healing

I can not remember the reason that my husband's dermatologist told us to use Polysporin but she did.  She said that Neosporin was not good at all for healing wounds.  We switched a few years upon her advise and have had wounds heal much better and faster with Polysporin.

Great Hand Sanitizer - Avagard D

Avagard D is a great hand sanitizer made by 3M.  It is used in the hospitals because it can even kill MRSA.  It is moisturizing, so it does not dry out your hands after repeated use.

It comes in a large pump and a purse size.  I make sure that I keep one by my kitchen sink, so if I have a cold I can still keep cooking and hopefully not get the family sick.

Thanks, Jenny, for this great gift.  I am hooked!

Apple Cider Vinegar For a Backache

Did you know that there is a 2nd verse to the nursery rhyme "Jack and Jill"? Jack goes home and soaks his back with vinegar and brown paper.

Well, that really does work. If you have a backache that you can't get rid of here is a remedy to try. Cut out a few layers of a brown paper grocery sack to fit your aching area. Soak it with some apple cider vinegar. Ring out the vinegar so it is not drippy and put it on your back like a poultice. Leave it on for a while and it will help. Repeat as necessary.

Natural Helps When the Kids are Sick

Here are some of my "go to" remedies when my kids are sick.  We rarely go the doctor, so they must work!

Cold or Flu: Soak in the bathtub with warm water and about a 1/2 to 1 cup each of apple cider vinegar and epsom salts. It helps!

Fever: Soak in the bathtub with about 1 cup of Hydrogen Peroxide

Colds: Swab your ears and nose with Hydrogen Peroxide. It kills the germs safely. I have heard that the nose is where the cold germs start.

Herbs for Kids: Herbs for Kids is a great brand of liquid herbs that I have used for years. My kids easily take them. They have products for coughs, stuffy noses, stomach aches and nerves. I find them at Whole Foods in the children's section.  I would imagine that you can order online as well.

Crane Humidifiers:
These are adorable animal humidifiers. They are so quiet and no filters to replace. I found mine on sale at Target and really enjoy them.

Natural Wart Removal with Homeopathic Ointment

This natural homeopathic ointment works well for wart removal.  It is called Thuja.  You can also buy it in pellet form to take internally to speed up the process.  Just Google the information on the above picture to find it for purchase online or it should be at your local health food store.

I have used this on my 3 year old to get rid of a wart on his finger.  No trauma, all natural and the wart came off easily.

The Many Uses for Castor Oil

Castor oil is great! It has drawing out/pulling properties unlike other oils. I have a couple of great uses for it.

I use it for splinters. If you get a splinter, put some Castor oil on the splinter and cover with a bandage. Repeat this process until the splinter "peaks" back out of your skin. The Castor oil will pull it out of your skin, so you can get enough of the splinter to pull it out with tweezers.

I also use it for blind zits. They are the hormonal type of boil that gets so sore and big, but never comes to a head. Repeatedly put Castor oil on the blind zit. It will immediately start to help with the pain and will make the mountainous blind zit come to a head to be able to pop.

Castor oil draws pus out of sores as well. So, it will help get infection out of a wound.

When you need to have something extracted; think Castor oil. I have a small bottle of it in my first aid kit and use it more than you would think! I have purchased mine at the health food store.

Source: My health expert Mom in the early 1990's. Thanks, Mom!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Self Help for Anxiety, Depression or Other Mental Issues

Recovery Inc. was started by Dr. Abraham Low around the 1950's.  It is now called Abraham Low Self-Help Systems.  It is a wonderful program that helps you reprogram how you think and how you cope with everyday stress that lead to panic, anxiety or depression.

Look on their website for more information.

Best Essential Oils Source - Young Living Oils

Young Living Oils is a company that has been making pure, unadulterated essential oils for years.  The oils in the health food store can have additives and perfumes in their blends.  Highly recommend products from Young Living Oils.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Household Remedies for Common Ailments

Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear...Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

Kills fleas instantly...Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas.

Rainy day cure for dog odor. Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

Did You Know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately-- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-- even though the product was never been advertised for this use.

Honey remedy for skin blemishes ... Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

Listerine therapy for toenail fungus. Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer ... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.

Smart splinter remover. Just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt's tomato paste boil cure ..cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.

Balm for broken blisters... To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine. a powerful antiseptic.

Vinegar to heal bruises ... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

Quaker Oats for fast pain relief... It's not for breakfast any more! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Arnica Gel - For Bruises and Muscle Soreness

Arnica gel is great for bruises and muscle soreness. It is a homeopathic remedy. You can find it at any health food store, most likely in the homeopathic section. I also found it on Whenever my kids fall down, Arnica is put right on their bumps and bruises and it works!

There are also homeopathic Arnica dissolving tablets. These are great to aid in healing both on the inside and outside of the body.

Arnica is a staple for health care in our home.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Tips for Sore Throats and the Start of a Cold

Bret's little sister, Jen, has asked me if I have any tips on how to get rid of a sore throat for an adult. I do try to fix all of our ailments naturally, if I can. A sore throat for me is tricky to get rid of. More times than not, I do still get the cold that follows the sore throat. Sometimes using the following items will help to get rid of the sore throat.

The best way to fight a sore throat is prevention. Taking some of these products each day will really help keep your immune system strong. They will also help if you are feeling sick. Here is what is in my medicine cabinet.
Ester-C. Ester-C is a type of vitamin C, but is easier to digest and more potent. I start building my immune system back up with this first.

Emergen-C. I have been using this product since I was in high school and my mom found it for us. It is sold just about every where now. We particularly like the Tropical and Tangarine flavors.

If you are not a pill swallower, then this is an especially great way to get your Vitamin C + other good ingredients.

Airborne. Great stuff! I find that with either of these products, the best thing to do is take it a couple times a week to prevent any sore throats or colds from coming on. We do take more of it, as a precaution, in the winter.

Wellness Formula by Source Naturals. These are horse pills. They are huge, so beware if you are not an accomplished pill swallower. (They could be cut down, if needed.) This is a great immune system help and one that does help to kick a sore throat to the curb.

Bovine Colostrum. Even though I would like to leave this one out to avoid any controversy, I can't. If you have a weak immune system and pick up every germ that is around you, colostrum really builds your immune system like nothing else. Taking this each day has made a world of difference in me not getting sick every time my kids get sick.

Zinc lozenges or zinc spray is helpful is getting rid of a sore throat.

Finally, hydrogen peroxide. Swab it in your ears, in your nose and gargle with it whenever you feel any bit of sickness coming on. It kills the germs that are in those breeding grounds for colds. It is a cheap help that works wonders. The click above takes you to a website about the MANY uses for hydrogen peroxide.
Hope that answered your question, Jenny, and hope you feel better. Here's to staying healthy!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Affirmations for a Prosperous Life

Say this everyday and watch your days improve!

The Secret

I Promise Myself:

To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.

To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.

To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.

-Christian D. Larson