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Salt is Not Just For Flavoring

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I don’t use table salt for seasoning my foods, and haven’t for many year; what I use is Himalayan Pink Salt as it has beneficial minerals in it that makes it actually healthy for you to eat.

I also have salt lamps which decrease the toxic electronic energies given off by your tv, computer, and even some lights, the lamps also keep the energy up which makes the atmosphere in your house cleaner and clearer.

Ok, back to other uses for salt, which there are many, but the one I am going to tell you about today is unclogging your drains. You make a mixture of regular table salt, regular baking soda and white vinegar; I mix the salt and baking soda together…pour it down the drain and then pour the white vinegar down the drain…it is going to fizz and bubble, which is a good thing AND there is nothing toxic you are going to breath in or get on anything.

Let this sit in the drain for about 15 minutes and then heat some water to boiling and pour it down the drain and bingo…it clears the drain perfectly. I just did this the other day and loved it.

What I really like about this is that there is nothing toxic for you and/or going down the drain to cause toxic waste in our sewer or water systems. Also, you will have the chance of breathing in toxic fumes or get toxins on your hands and the area round the drain you are clearing…also the disposal of the toxic drain cleaner container.

I am not giving you a definite recipe of the ingredients as I think it depends on how clogged it is, I used ½ cup of salt, ½ cup of soda and about a cup of vinegar, about 2 cups of boiling water.

If you try this let me know how it worked for you….love reports back…

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Phoenix is Rising – Again

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Did you miss me? Well, I missed me AND you…giggles

I haven’t been sick for three years, physically that is…mentally, well that is another article…giggles.

However, this super germ that is going around, found me and did a real attachment. I got to practice every kind, type, liquid, modality I know or have known in my lifetime, this time around. So two weeks of loving me and doing nothing but taking care of me has now run the gamete and all that is left is this nagging cough, which just doesn’t want to go away.

I am so grateful for my grounding straps, my structured water device, my diffuser, essential oils, green tea, apple cider/lemon detox drink, zinc lozenges, honey decongestion patches, Echinacea and bone broth. I also found that a real hot cloth placed on my face was pure heaven. I really thought at one point I was going to have to give in and head to the doctor’s office, but I guess my body and spirit heard my thoughts and said..NO, NO we will step in and do a healing.

The structured water device cleared my chest congestion, there is a procedure you can use that for to improve your respiratory system and even improve your heart rhythm. You breathe in thru the spout end and exhale, it worked miracles on clearing my congestion. The diffuser was also amazing I put it by my bed and my chair and diffused night and day with essential oils, the one that seemed to help me the most was tea tree oil.

So this Phoenix has risen again and I am so grateful to feel better and back at the keyboard and blogging…I am sending love and light to all of you and my intention is that you will not get in the path of this bug…it is very powerful.

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Organic Non-Toxic Hand Sanitizer

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Everywhere there are hand sanitizer wipes in the stores, doctor offices, schools and the list goes on and on. Then in the stores there are shelves of bottles of hand sanitizers and wipes, the tv and radio is full of ads to encourage the use of these products for our well being and to keep germ free…this all sounds really good…UNTIL…you start reading the labels and doing research what is in and on these products. They are in fact more damaging than the germs they are suppose to be getting rid of.

As always, I don’t just give you the disadvantage of products, but also the solution. There is a solution and that is to make your own hand sanitizer which is healthy and actually benefits your health and body… AND… gets rid of the germs.

Below you will find two recipes for hand sanitizer; you can try one and/or both and see which one is most convenient for your family. What is so great about the ingredients in the recipes is that they aren’t good for just cleaning but are antiseptic and can help with cuts and scrapes as well.

The essential oils are also good anti-bacterial and anti-fungal for use on the body and the Witch Hazel is also an anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial which can treat itches, bruises, bites and other skin irritations. Aloe Vera gel is very healing to the skin along with the Vitamin E oil, which is also a preservative to the recipe.

As always…my disclaimer…only use organic products and therapeutic grade essential oils…this is very important.

So before you wipe your precious babies face and hands with handi wipes, OR even yours, do yourself a favor and go organic and healthy…make your own…you may even find you save a few dollars…have fun!!!!!

Gel Hand Sanitizer

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon Witch Hazel
8 ounces 100% pure Aloe Vera gel
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
10 drops Tea Tree essential oil
5 drops Lavender essential oil
Directions:

Mix together the essential oils and the Vitamin E in a container.
Add Witch Hazel and mix.
Add this mixture to the Aloe Vera gel and mix.
Shake well before each use.
Storage:

This gel sanitizer should last a few months as the Vitamin E oil acts as a natural preservative. To help prolong the life of this blend, either re-use a squeezable or pump-top bottle or use a clean spoon to apply it straight out of a glass jar, rather than putting your dirty fingers into the mix each time you use it.

Spray Hand Sanitizer

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon Witch Hazel
2 Teaspoons 100% pure Aloe Vera Gel (you can also use vegetable glycerin)
8 drops of Vitamin E oil
Essential Oils (Lavender, Tea Tree, or try Lemon, Lime, Orange etc.)
Clean Water
Directions:

Combine together the witch hazel, aloe vera gel, Vitamin E oil, and essential oils.
Pour into a small spray bottle.
Add enough clean water to fill bottle.
Shake well
Storage:

For this recipe you will need a 4 oz (120 ml) glass spray bottle, or similar. It is best not to use plastic as it may react with the essential oils.

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Let’s Talk About the Dates on Egg Cartons

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I found this article on codes for the dates of the freshness for the eggs in the carton you purchase in the grocery store…the article is very good and also the blog has tons of great info so I am going to give you the link to it so you can check it out and maybe learn more info about fresh eggs and maybe even a small hen house in your own yard.

I am a real advocate of reading labels and knowing what is in my food, as I use food as medicine not just nourishment, it does take time and research but I feel so much better when I eat organic, local and non-GMO foods. Here are some pointers to know about:

Know what organic is and what foods can be considered organic; this does mean that sometimes you need to call the company ask questions and/or email them; definitely it is worth a trip to their website, see what kind of info they have and then when you call/email ask questions about some of their statements.  If they don’t say anything about organic and non-GMO you can count on them not having that part their products, they will not be organic etc.

Don’t trust the large food sources for what they say…do your research

Local foods resonate with your body better than out sourced foods, one of the exceptions of this is wheat…90% of the wheat, soy and other grains in the US is GMO and roundup toxic…ALL of the large food corporations of the US use these ingredients in their products…READ LABELS and do research.

If you have any questions about any specific item/product I will be happy to tell you what I know about them/it and/or do some research for you, I am just hitting the tip of the iceberg so to speak when i write these articles, I have done lots of research on products etc, so don’t hesitate to ask me.

This article on egg codes is very interesting and I encourage you to check it out, it just may be your introduction to the story of our food supply and how we need to get informed what we are consuming and putting in our precious bodies.

I only purchase Omega-3 cage free eggs with no hormones etc., but even then the farm fresh ones are better, all we can do is the best we can do, it would be great to be able to have farm fresh….maybe soon….soon has turned into my favorite four letter word….giggles

http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2016/01/how-old-is-average-supermarket-egg.html

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Household Tip and Tricks

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Sheet sets in pillow cases
For storing your sheet sets neatly in a drawer or a linen closet you put them in one of the pillow cases and they will stack on top of each other, they will be all together and you can just grab and go to the bed they are intended for when it is time to change the sheets.

Dryer Balls
I love these as you don’t have to use fabric softener and/or softener sheets in your dryer. The commercial softeners are very toxic and have been found to be the cause of some crib deaths in infants. The softeners are also very hard on your clothes and linens. There are also woolen dryer balls, but I haven’t used them so I can’t give you a report on them. If you like a scent in your drying of your laundry you can put some essential oil on a dampened wash cloth in with your clothes.

I also like to use the dryer balls in my wash as it seems to get them cleaner…I use two balls in both the washer and the dryer.

Boost laundry soap with Borax
Here is another laundry suggestion…in the laundry section of the grocery store there is a product called Borax…20 Team Borax…picture below…I use about a half of cup in each load of wash and just about ¼ of the suggested amount of laundry soap. Borax sanitizes your wash and is a stain remover; it is great for really soiled washes and non toxic. In fact for moderately soiled loads you could just use the borax and the dryer balls.

Saving Glass bottles
I save all glass bottles, as storing food in plastic containers can transfer toxins into your food, also when you purchase foods the best quality foods are sold in glass so as not to contaminate the product. Also when the foods are stored in glass you can see what is in the container and they easy to label for the date etc.

Repurpose smoothie powder containers
Don’t throw out those protein and smoothie powder containers…you can’t see threw them, but they are perfect for pasta, rice, beans, and other items you buy in bulk and/or in plastic bags, I buy small computer address labels and label my jars and containers

It is always fun to get organized at the beginning of the each year…these are just a few fun and cost effective tips and ideas for your New Year…Have Fun!!!!!

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Non-toxic Oven Cleaner

 

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Our ovens have had a real workout during the holiday season. Between all the baking we had to do for Thanksgiving and Christmas, plus with the cooler weather our minds and bodies are turning to hot dishes as the cold weather inspires us to cook for dinners and all of this gives our ovens a real busy schedule of baking.

Cleaning our ovens is one of those jobs that we really rather not do, and it is usually put off until it just really has to be done.

Even the self cleaning ovens don’t always do a really good job of cleaning and so you still have to get in there and clean some more.

Then there is the preparation to reduce the toxic fumes and protecting the floor, cabinets etc etc…let alone protecting ourselves and the right timing so family members won’t be hurt by the fumes etc.

Well there is a much healthier way and it works just as good if not better than those brash cleansers anyway. AND it only takes about 15-30 minutes without much scrubbing if any.

Mix a quarter cup of baking soda (for this you can use arm and hammer baking soda) with water to create a paste. Cover the complete inside of your oven including the glass and door. If you have large oven and/or double ovens, double or triple the recipe.

Leave it on for 15-30 minutes or until it looks like the residue has lifted off the metal surface and your white paste has turned a dingy brown instead. Then just wipe away the mixture and all your stains should be gone!

If there are any remaining spots left, a quick once over with a scouring sponge should take care of them in no time. No rubber gloves or face mask needed, just a nice clean oven for 2016…happy cleaning

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Another Organic Flu Prevention Technique That Really Works

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The bottom of the feet have meridians, the feet have a potent and direct access point to the internal body organs. The meridians are thought to be the passageways to all body organs. There are numerous and various nerve endings in the bottom of the feet that are directly connected to various organs in the body which is known to be about 7,000 meridians.

One of the best methods that open these electrical passageways, or meridians, and that cleanse the internal organs without any toxic medications or change in the diet is cutting up onions or garlic and placing them in socks (at the bottom part of the feet) during the night while sleeping.

Onion and garlic are vegetables that are popular for their air purifying properties. They are also effective in killing bacteria and germs when applied to the skin, topically. Moreover, the phosphoric acid which the onions contain and which is responsible for the tears during the process of onion chopping or cutting gets into the bloodstream and cleanses the blood and kills the bacteria and the germs that may be festering and waiting to give you the flu.

The ingredients that you will need for this treatment are plastic wrap like saran wrap, warm socks and onion. Slice the onion into thin pieces and wait until its juice appear, which is going to take about a few minutes. Then, take the onion pieces and place them on your feet and then wrap them tightly with the plastic wrap and put on the socks over it.

The best socks to use are the woolen socks since they are the warmest, however, I don’t have woolen socks so I just use regular socks that fit my feet snugly. The plastic wrap is used to hold the onions compactly to your feet and it also keeps the odor of the onion not to permeate the bed/room. If your skin is sensitive, add some oily cream or some natural oil to the onion, this was/is not a problem with me, but some people tend to be skin sensitive, and if that is an issue with you, this is how you would resolve it. This treatment is supposed to be done in the evening, before going to bed, so that the onions can work during the night.

During this time, the nutrient ingredients found in the onion will get through the skin into the bloodstream and will provide numerous heath benefits to your body, such as blood purifying, preventing colds and other bacterial and viral infections, improving of the blood circulation and getting rid of the toxins from the body. In the morning discard the onions and use fresh ones the next night, as your toxins will be absorbed into the onions.

If you want to get the best results, then you should use homegrown onion and/or organic, since it is abundant in active compounds known as lachrymators. I use white onions as I have been told those are the best for this procedure, I can’t give you the reason, but that is what I use and it has always worked. The health benefits of onion depend on the amount of lachrymators. After you wake up, you should remove the onion bandage and then wash your feet using cold water.

Once you have done this, put on the woolen socks and warm your feet. This is a great method for improving the blood circulation, particularly for people who have troubles with bad blood circulation and diabetes. Furthermore, not only people with health issues should do this treatment, but those who are healthy should do it too. That is why it is always recommended, especially when you deal with flu, cold, fever, throat or lung issues, it is completely natural and extremely beneficial.

Another thing I do is take a white onion and cut the top off, just a little and place it in a bowl and place the bowl in and around the house, this will absorb the germs and toxins in your home, office etc. You will find that you reduce your times of getting ill. If the smell bothers you, just having the onion in your rooms will also work, you will know when it is time to replace them as they will turn blackish.  To your new year health…

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This Video Might Change Your Life and Your Year

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“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.” ― Ellen Goodman

 

I recommend you take time to watch this short video and see if you can relate to it at all, and if so, make some changes where there needs to be some. It really relates to making changes in our new year and making our life and world a better place.

Seems I did things maybe backwards, seemed that many usual internet people and others took off from Christmas thru the New Year. I was present during the holidays and then took some days off after the New Year. I have revamped my wellness program and eating program and so that integration has taken extra time and I did carve some personal I love you time into that schedule…so…with that said…I am back…giggles.

So here we go full speed ahead into the fun of a new year…let’s make it the best one yet.

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There Is More To Avocados Than Guacamole

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I love avocados and I eat them on a weekly basis, they are part of my eating programs…with that said I read the other day that there are several other benefits that avocados provide than a great nutritious food.

The seed has huge health benefits also, the seed is a great source of bioactive phytochemicals. It contains fatty acids, triterpenes, phytosterols, and glucosides from abscisic acid. The avocado seed also contains 70% of the avocado’s antioxidant content. The antioxidant phytochemicals in avocado seeds include proanthocyanidins and flavonols. The avocado seed is also considered one of the best sources of soluble fiber. In a 2013 study published in the Scientific World Journal, researchers concluded that avocado seed extract was safe and it did not show any toxicity.

So what are the health benefits of avocado seeds?

They can helps fight cancer…it has been found that extract from avocado fruit and seeds caused leukemia cells to self-destruct

There are benefits for heart disease patients…researchers also suggested that avocado seeds could offer protection against arterial plaque formation

They are a benefit for hypertension and diabetes as they help fight inflammation

Eating avocado seeds can also help with digestion. The antioxidants and fiber found in the avocado seed are beneficial for digestion.

They can strengthen the immune system as they… contain greater antioxidant levels, including procyandins and catehchins.

They helps reduce wrinkles…there are recipes for avocado facials and your high end spas use avocados in many spa treatments with great results, and now we see that the seed can even do more… Evidence shows that avocado seed oil can increase collagen in the skin, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Avocado seed oil is also used to treat acne flare-ups.

How to Extract the Avocado Seed

Cut the avocado by slicing around the pit in order to cleanly remove the seed.
Insert your knife tip into the pit, twist, and gently pull.

Finally, remove the avocado seed from the knife.

Simply put the avocado seed into a plastic bag and then crush it with a hammer (or a blunt object).

Combine the crushed seed with your favorite smoothie ingredients, such as dates, a banana, and dark leafy green vegetables, like spinach. If you have a high-powered blender, you may not need to smash the seed first, but you will need to add water.

Recipe for the Perfect Avocado Seed Green Goodness Smoothie

Ingredients:

1/2 avocado seed
1/2 avocado
1 cup of almond milk or water
1 ripe pear
1/2 apple
1 cup of organic spinach
1 small piece of ginger (grated)
Directions:

Smash the seed, blend all of the ingredients together until smooth, and enjoy your avocado seed green goddess smoothie!

I have not tried this recipe as I don’t have a high powered blender, so will have to wait until I have a full fledged equipped kitchen…giggles

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Baking Soda and Maple Syrup Health Remedy Recipe

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This recipe for killing cancer cells has been around for years and I have used it for several years…AND just now I read a new bit of information that I didn’t know, so even if you know about this, you may want to read the complete article because there may be a point or two that can be added to what you already know about this recipe of healing cancer.

If you have never heard of this and it is new to you, you are about to be wowed, mmmm, is that a word (wowed)…giggles

This is the part I didn’t know… “Cancer cells love sugar – and mixing and heating alkaline bicarbonate of soda (BS) with sugar-rich maple syrup or honey, binds the two together such that the maple syrup targets the “sugar hungry” cancer cells (which consume 15x more glucose than normal cells), and thus “sneakily” also carries the baking soda into the cells, as if inside a proverbial maple syrup “Trojan horse”.” The part I didn’t know was about the sugar attracting the cancer cell and then the baking soda killing it…very cool.

Baking soda is alkaline and that kills cancer cell or reverts it to a hibernation form, which means the cells go to normal. The shock wave of alkalinity allows more oxygen into the cancer cells than they can tolerate. Cancer cell is reverted or eliminated before the sugar delivery can cause cancer cell growth.

Here is the recipe of this amazing remedy:

This recipe for killing cancer cells has been around for years and I have used it for several years…AND just now I read a new bit of information that I didn’t know, so even if you know about this, you may want to read the complete article because there may be a point or two that can be added to what you already know about this recipe of healing cancer.

If you have never heard of this and it is new to you, you are about to be wowed, mmmm, is that a word (wowed)…giggles

This is the part I didn’t know… “Cancer cells love sugar – and mixing and heating alkaline bicarbonate of soda (BS) with sugar-rich maple syrup or honey, binds the two together such that the maple syrup targets the “sugar hungry” cancer cells (which consume 15x more glucose than normal cells), and thus “sneakily” also carries the baking soda into the cells, as if inside a proverbial maple syrup “Trojan horse”.” The part I didn’t know was about the sugar attracting the cancer cell and then the baking soda killing it…very cool.

Baking soda is alkaline and that kills cancer cell or reverts it to a hibernation form, which means the cells go to normal. The shock wave of alkalinity allows more oxygen into the cancer cells than they can tolerate. Cancer cell is reverted or eliminated before the sugar delivery can cause cancer cell growth.

Here is the recipe of this amazing remedy:

Baking Soda
Maple Syrup

Directions:

Combine 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda for every 1 tablespoon of Maple syrup. Because there are 3 teaspoons in 1 tablespoon, the ratio used is 1 part baking soda to 3 parts maple syrup. For example, mix 4 tsp. baking soda with 4 tbs. maple syrup. This should be enough for a week. When you mix these 2 ingredients, cook the mixture on low heat for 5-10 minutes. Do not refrigerate this mixture.

Use:

Take 1 tsp. of this mixture 1-3 times per day, for a maximum 1 to 2 month. Don’t take this mixture too close to mealtimes. During this therapy you need to change your diet. You need to decrease the meat intake, and no sugar or white flour.

I have some further instructions for the ingredients and use;

Baking soda needs to be organic and aluminum free, the brand I use is Red Hill.

Maple Syrup needs to be organic and Grade B, not your Aunt Jemima type of syrup you find in your usual grocery store, and it needs to have the Grade B on the label not just “all natural”.

Do not heat the mixture in aluminum cookware or nonstick, it should be glass or stainless steel.

When storing it, the container needs to be glass with a lid that closes tightly.

Why I didn’t include honey on this recipe information is because the maple syrup ingredient is usually easier to find, however, you can use honey in place of the maple syrup…HOWEVER…these are the stipulations if you use honey…it needs to be raw preferably with some pollen in it…it needs to be from your local area, within a 100 mile radius…it needs to be organic and processed without any heat…it would be best to purchased direct from the bee keeper and/or someone who knows them.

Again if you have any questions, please feel free to ask on comments and I will answer them for you. Have a wonderful holiday season and a healthy new year.

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