Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Clear Out the Old - Start Fresh

Hard to believe that 2010 is almost over. It's been a highly charged, very emotional and often stressful year for so many of us. I have to believe that 2011 is going to be better, and I'd like to do my part to help that happen for you.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Raw Milk or No Milk

You know that I believe in unprocessed food - but what about milk? Is it safe? Is it even good for you?

My research shows that eating grass fed beef, free range poultry and raw milk from Grass-Fed cows is not only safe but much healthier in the long run. Yes - I believe raw milk is actually good for most people while pasteurized milk is good for no one.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Toxic Chicken for Your Kids

 What chemicals are you allowing your children to eat? When we were kids, going to a 'restaurant' of any kind was a huge treat. Fast food restaurants were new and we visited them maybe once a month.

Today - not only are we eating at Fast Food Restaurants on average 2.5 times a week, but the schools have adopted many of the popular fast foods for school lunches just so kids will eat them. However, that's a whole different subject. . . .

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Vit D for Eczema and Asthma

The following is from an email by Dr. John Cannell regarding Eczema, Allergies, Asthma and Vit D. He is speaking to a parent with a young infant. Both have allergy and skin conditions. While I know that the Sea Vegetables and Aloe and our liquid Calcium are wonderful for these problems, I do believe that extra Vit D is essential especially in the northern climates. The following is an excellent explanation of why this is so along with references to medical studies. At the end of the article, Dr. Cannell states that the eczema and asthma will slowly improve over several years. I have seen both improve in a period of months using Body Balance.

Be well ~ 
Mary
[click below to read the full article]

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Life Force Specials this week only

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Silver and Taheebo I believe should be in everyone's medicine cabinet. We take both of these whenever we have been exposed to colds or flu or when we feel something coming on. In almost every case we wake up the next day feeling great!

SunSet is awesome when you want to de-stress or unwind any time of day. It does not make you sleepy - just takes the edge off so you can relax and get on with your day or wind down before bed. Many of us carry it with us all day so it's always handy. No side effects like pharmaceuticals either.

SunBright is the perfect antidote to S.A.D. Syndrome. Those of us living in the northern hemisphere know that the long winter months often bring a bout of the blues. SunBright is a safe and effective way to bring a little sunshine when you're feeling down. No caffeine or stimulants means you can take SunBright as often as needed with complete confidence.

As always Life Force products come with a money-back 45 day empty-bottle guarantee.  We don't promise cures. We simply provide the great nutrition your body craves.
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Is that REAL food you're eating?

I really enjoy reading Dr. Mercola's newsletters. The following is an excerpt from his recent newsletter on the perils of eating fast food.  He talks about the 6 month old McD's hamburger that looks as fresh as a new burger. Why? How? Do you really want to eat that - or feed it to your kids? 

Here are his guidelines for for finding and eating REAL Food. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pink Slime in Your Meat

Imagine this - it's the meat packing plant and they are processing a side of beef. Oops! That big chunk just fell on the floor. No worries - someone picked it up and threw it back on the table. The floor's not too dirty - right? Don't they cut the outside layer off before they process the rest?

You would think so. Turns out that at least one meat packer is turning that outside filthy layer into a "pink sludge" and then adding it to the ground meat.

Where is this yucky meat used? In fast food chains and your kid's school lunches!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fight the Fear: Help Find a Cure - October 16-17, 2010

Fight the Fear: Help Find a Cure - October 16-17, 2010

Here's a great way to kick off your Holiday Shopping. There's a style show, makeovers, cool speakers and more.
Lots of raffles and door prizes too. Grab all your friends and check it out.
Hope to see you there.

Mary
The Joy of Living Well.com

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Clearing Trapped Emotions

Well this is a diversion from my usual talk about nutrition; however, I've stumbled across something that is too important to keep to myself.

With the help of Dr. Bradley Nelson, D.C., I have learned how to clear emotions that have become trapped in your body. "How did they get trapped?" you ask. Well we all experience emotions throughout our lives - even before we are born. Usually we process these emotions and then get on with our lives. Sometimes though, we are under a lot of stress, or are feeling overwhelmed or even ill, and we can't seem to process the emotions so we 'store them' for later. The problem is that later never comes.

"How does this affect me?" you ask. Think of the fact that everything is energy. Every cell in your body, in the air, in the chair I'm sitting on, . . .
Every energy cell has a vibration - a very particular vibration. Your heart has a different vibration than your liver or your elbow.

Friday, September 24, 2010

New Cancer Risks with Osteoprorsis Drugs

 Dear Readers ~  It saddens me to think about how many of you are facing the crippling disease of Osteoporosis with hopes that a pill will come along to fix it for you.

As you know, I am not a doctor; however, I know that multiple factors contribute to the disease. Heredity is one and body acidity is another.  Basically what happens when your body is acidic is that your blood will grab calcium from your bones to help alkalize things. We know that certain foods make your body more acidic (meat, grains, sugar, etc) and this acid environment is a perfect breeding ground for many diseases, including cancer.

So that brings us to the latest "remedy" provided by the pharmaceutical world - a little pill that will reverse osteoporosis. Remember what happened with Fosamax and how everyone stopped taking it? The new drugs are just a variation of the same basic chemicals. Here is the latest research on these new drugs from 

Friday, September 10, 2010

4 Signs of Stroke You Need to Know

The 4 simple signs to look for in a possible stroke: (STRS)
1. Ask the person to SMILE
2. Ask the person to TALK - a simple sentence spoken coherently
3. Ask the person to RAISE BOTH ARMS over their head
4. Ask the person to STICK OUT THEIR TONGUE - should be straight, not to the side.

If ANY ONE of these is a problem for the person, call 911 immediately. Doctors tell us if we can get the person the proper care within 3 hours, ALL SIGNS OF THE STROKE CAN BE REVERSED!!

People die all the time because we don't know what to look for.
Another problem is that the person may trip, fall or just drop something and become embarrassed. They brush off your concern and seem to be OK. Remember - any ONE of the above signs can signal a stroke so insist on getting them to do the test. Laugh about it - tell them you are just practicing and they can be your guinea pig - whatever you need to do.

I know of a woman who tripped and fell at a party. People were concerned. She blamed it on being clumsy and brushed it off. Several hours later she was dead. She had suffered a stroke.

Remember S-T-R-S (think stress). Smile - Talk - Raise arms - Stick out tongue.

Be well ~
Mary

Friday, September 3, 2010

Bye Bye Osteoporosis

Do you worry about Osteoporosis? Do you already have it? Maybe you Mom or your Grandmother has it. Did the doctor prescribe Fosamax? Hmm.... Fosamax is in the news again and I think you should take a look at what they are saying.


"Serious Fosamax Side Effects"
 http://www.yourlegalguide.com/fosamax-side-effects/

"Fosamax Raises Bone Fracture Questions Among Patients"
http://www.newsomelaw.com/blog/2010/03/09/fosamax-raises-bone-fracture-questions-among-patients

"Osteoporosis Drug Blamed for Leg Breaks"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/11/osteoporosis-drug-blamed_n_495027.html

So what is the answer? You could do something completely natural that has been creating positive results for over 20 years.(Read more here...)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cancer Loves One Sugar in Particular

Below is an excerpt that I hope you will read and take seriously. 
"Research just published in the journal Cancer Research shows that the way the different sugars are metabolized (using different metabolic pathways) is of MAJOR consequence when it comes to feeding cancer and making it proliferate.
According to the authors:
" Importantly, fructose and glucose metabolism are quite different... These findings show that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose to increase proliferation."
In this case, the cancer cells used were pancreatic cancer, which is typically regarded as the most deadly and universally rapid-killing form of cancer.
The study confirms the old adage that sugar feeds cancer because they found that tumor cells do thrive on sugar (glucose). However, the cells used fructose for cell division, speeding up the growth and spread of the cancer.
If this difference isn't of major consequence, then I don't know what is.
Whether you're simply interested in preventing cancer, or have cancer and want to live longer, you ignore these facts and listen to industry propaganda at your own risk."
Please share this with people you care about who might be facing this devastating disease.

Be well ~
Mary

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

NEW - Delicious Way to Boost Your Immune System

Each year, over 60 million Americans will get the flu and over 50 million Americans will suffer from allergies and asthma. Don’t be one of them.
Your best defense against illness is a healthy immune system. Stress, lack of rest, and poor diet all contribute to reducing the strength of your immune system and weakening your body's response. Unfortunately, we don't often think about bolstering our immune response until it's too late.

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The ingredients in Vitali-C Plus have been shown to:
- Promote immune cell development
- Strengthen immune system response to allergy pathogens
- Protect and optimize immune system cells
- Restore effective immune response
- Aid in the production of anti-stress hormones
- Fight free-radicals


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- No added sugar
- No artificial sweeteners
- No artificial colors
- No artificial flavors
- No preservatives
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Be well~
Mary

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Without a functioning immune system - you would die.

Even a common cold could kill you without a functioning immune system. Each year over 60 million Americans will get the flu and over 50 million will suffer from allergies and asthma.  How strong is your immune system? How much work will you miss this year due to colds and flu? How much work will you miss because your kids are home sick?

Stress can alter your biochemistry and severely damage your immune system, and so many things affect our daily stress. Life used to be much simpler - farmers worked the fields, harvested crops and spent the winter preparing for the next planting season.  Other craftsmen set up shop to create and sell their wares and the fruits of the harvest. The work day was generally from sun-up to sun-down. At the end of the day, an evening meal with the family was prepared from locally grown, fresh foods untainted by chemicals and grown in mineral rich soils.

Even though we know more about the workings of human anatomy today, we continue to poison our bodies and feed ourselves empty calories.  Add to that the stress of a modern life style and its no wonder we are seeing terrible increases in disease.

Heart disease, arthritis, cancer, diabetis are all affected by our immune system. The key is to stay healthy and to stay healthy you need to:
  • get enough sleep (7 - 9 hours for most people)
  • reduce stress in you life when possible (learn to say no and allow time for you)
  • drink plenty of filtered water (one ounce for every pound of body weight)
  • exercise a little bit every day (walk around the block)
  • nourish you body with the nutrients it needs to build and repair cells

So where do you find the nutrition your body needs. Even the AMA (American Medical Association) has agreed that eating good food is not enough anymore. Our soils no longer can supply the minerals and nutrients to the foods we grow.  So we need to turn to alternatives to nourish and protect our bodies and our battled immune systems.

Life Force has just introduced a delicious and easy way to provide super protection to your immune system.
Vitali-C Plus is the next revolution in immune nutrition.  It's one of the few places you can get pinecone extract anywhere. Nowhere has anyone combined Vit C, Zinc, New Zealand Black Currant, Quercetin and Pinecone Extract. Life Force has produced a very powerful product  with literally thousands of scientific studies extolling the virtues of its ingredients.

The ingredients in Vitali-C Plus have been show to ~
  • Promote immune cell development  
  • Strengthen immune system response to allergy pathogens   
  • Protect and optimize immune system cells   
  • Restore effective immune response  
  •  Aid in the production of anti-stress hormones  
  • Fight free-radicals
Now you can get Vitali-C Plus - the super Immune Booster so that you and your family can feel great and stay healthy. It's easy to use in convenient stick packs that won't break the bank.  Just tear one open and stir it into a little water for a delicious, fizzy drink. No added sugar, artificial sweetners, artificial flavors, artificial colors, preservatives or caffeine.

Call me to get yours today or call Life Force directly at 800-531-4877.

To your health ~
Mary
http://www.thejoyoflivingwell.com
MarysLifeForce@gmail.com
608-245-9308

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Is there a natural cure for Cancer?

I've talked before about sugar and it's effects on your overall health. Today I want to specifically address the link between sugar and cancer.

The more I learn about cancer the more I personally believe that we can turn the tide by changing our diets.
Not only are most of us consuming large quantities of pesticides and other chemicals daily, but we are not getting the nutrients - especially the minerals - that our bodies need to defend themselves against this invader.

Recently I came across some remarkable information about a new theory of cancer from the Italian oncologist, Dr. Simoncini. After dealing with cancer for years he noticed that in every case the tumors look like a fungal growth (like a mushroom). They are always white and have the texture and growth patterns of fungus.

Candida is a fungus that is naturally found in eveyone's  body; however, as our diets continue to deteriorate we find that the candida likes this new way of eating - this high sugar, high carb, chemical laden food we are providing. Our immune systems become weaker without good nutritional support and the candida takes over. When it gets into the blood stream, it can attach to internal organs along the way and start to form a colony. (a tumor according to Dr. Simoncini)

Dr. Simoncini's work is very exciting because he has discovered a way to kill the cancer using baking soda.
(watch his video here) 

So how do you prevent cancer? See my article from earlier this week. Fungus feeds on sugar and simple carbs. Cut them from your diet. 

Then give your body the nutrition it needs. We use Body Balance and TruGreens  because Body Balance provide 121 nutrients including vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids and all of the essential minerals while TruGreens adds more high-level antioxidants, essential fatty acids, fiber and probiotics (know to kill fungus). Weather you take these products or something else, you simply need to find something that you will take everyday and stick with.  You body is begging for it.

Why wait to get sick and then rely on drugs to "cure" us? We are ultimately responsible for our selves.

If I get very sick, I will go to a doctor - all I'm saying is that it is my responsibility to stay healthy. When we stop taking responsibility for our lives, we give up our freedom and our personal power.

Isn't it time to take back the responsibility for your health and that of your family? You can do this. I and many like me are here to help and guide you. Educate yourself and take back your power.

Be well ~

Mary

Friday, August 6, 2010

What If You Could Prevent or Cure Cancer?

Below is an accumulation of wisdom relating to prevention and reversal of cancer. Of course no one can make guarantees about remedies. You doctor would never guarantee you that the chemotherapy will cure your cancer. In fact he has to tell you that it may kill you.

I can guarantee you that nothing on this page will kill or even harm you. All of these measures can only help. Number 9 is probably the Most Important idea here.

If you want more - I have more to give you. This is a good place to start.

Be well & happy~

Mary


1.  Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells.

2.  Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.

3.   Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

4.   A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

5.  Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water – best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic. Avoid it.

6.  Animal protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remains in the intestines where it become putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.

7.  Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. Refraining from or eating less meat frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

8. Some supplements build up the immune system (Body Balance, TruGreens, Taheebo, OsteoProCare include anti-oxidants, vitamins , minerals , EFAs, etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

9.  Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment.

10. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.


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email: maryslifeforce@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Some cool summer recipes from my friends

Ronda’s salad dressing

¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
6 T. sugar
6 T. Tarragon vinegar
½ t. salt
½ t. pepper

On your salad us some type of fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mandarin oranges…) then sprinkle with a few almonds, and sunflower seeds.
Deb T.  

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Hi Mary-
I love Mango Papaya salsa in the summer-it goes well over so many things, chicken, seafood, crab cakes, enchalada's and even with chips if someone is having a chip craving.  It is mango, papaya, red pepper, fresh ginger chopped up, red onion, cilantro-fresh, sesame oil-just a touch, and a small jalapeno cut up, a pinch of lemon juice and season to your liking.

Coz
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Its time to make some changes

Is Aspartame making you fatter?

Drinking "diet" soda and eating "diet" foods is supposed to help you lose weight. Wrong!


Actually just the opposite happens. Aspertame in your diet can lead to "metabolic syndrome" which is a cluster of risk factors such as excessive fat around your waist, high cholesterol, high blood sugar and high blood pressure, all of which can raise your risk of heart disease and diabetes. In addition, Aspertame will

* Stimulate your appetite so you want to eat more
* Eliminate your body's natural signals for "fullness"
* Increase cravings for carbs and sugars
* Stimulate fat storage and weight GAIN!

One more thing, Aspartame is an "excitotoxin" that over stimulates brain cells and leads to the eventual death of certain brain cells.

The list below shows some of the illnesses that can be misdiagnosed when what you really have is "aspartame toxicity".









So what about Sucralose? Many are turning to this as a "healthy" alternative to aspertame; however, studies have shown that high levels of sucralose can lead to

* decreased red blood cells
* increased male infertility
* possible brain lesions
* enlarged and calcified kidneys
* spontaneous abortions and more.

Dr. Mercola has written a book titled Sweet Deception that goes into more detail with documented research. You can find it at his website http://products.mercola.com/sweet-deception/

The best idea is to kick the soda and diet food habbit. If you must have sweets, look for stevia, a plant that is many times sweeter than sugar and available in liquid or crystal form pretty much everywhere.

To help combat your cravings for sweets, you may need to simply add some good nutrition like Body Balance, or you may need more. I'd be happy to help you get started. Take the first step, and the next step will be easier.


You can do this! Do it for yourself or do it for your children. Let's get back in control of our health.


Be well ~

Mary

http://www.TheJoyofLivingWell.com; http://marycrawford.firstclassteam.com

Monday, June 7, 2010

Oil Pulling - Ancient Ayurvedic Medicine

This is fascinating! I'd never heard of Oil Pulling before but it kinda makes sense. What do you think? Here is the article from UndergroundHealthReporter.com. I'd love to hear if you have tried this.

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What in the world is oil pulling?

     Oil pulling is the practice of taking 1 tablespoon of a cold-pressed vegetable oil (such as sesame or sunflower seed oil) and swishing it in your mouth for about 15-20 minutes.  This is done soon after waking, before eating or brushing one's teeth -- and it has the effect of "pulling" bacteria, parasites, mucous and other toxins from your body through your saliva.

     Oil pulling has its roots in Ayurveda, the Hindu art of healing, which asserts that the tongue is mapped by organ-locations.  This means that each section of the tongue is connected to, or corresponds to, the liver, heart, kidneys, lungs, spleen, pancreas, small intestines, stomach, colon, and spine.  When you swish the oil around the tongue, you effectively soothe and stimulate the key meridians of the body, and their corresponding organs.

     In his book, Perfect Health, Deepak Chopra, an American physician born in India, a bestselling author and lecturer on Ayurveda, spirituality and mind-body medicine, cites oil pulling as an Ayurvedic technique that is "valuable for purifying and strengthening the body."
     Oil pulling gained popularity in recent years partly because a Ukrainian doctor, Dr. F. Karach, who reportedly cured his own chronic blood disease and 15-year-old arthritis through oil pulling, made the world aware of this unusual therapy.

.    Dr. Karach claims that oil pulling totally heals "headaches, bronchitis, tooth pain, thrombosis, eczema, ulcers and diseases of stomach, intestines, heart, blood, kidney, liver, lungs and women's diseases.  It heals diseases of nerves, paralysis, and encephalitis.  It prevents the growth of malignant tumors, cuts and heals them.  Chronic sleeplessness is cured."  Dr. Karach even challenged a conference of Ukrainian cancer specialists to try the process in the treatment of cancer.

     If you wish to experience the health benefits of oil pulling for yourself, here's the simple procedure that Ayurveda practitioners recommend:

1)  Immediately upon waking up in the morning, before brushing your teeth, eating or drinking, put 1 tablespoon of either cold-pressed sesame oil or sunflower seed oil in your mouth.

2)  Tilt your chin up and slowly swish the oil around your tongue, pulling and sucking it through the teeth, making sure you don't swallow the oil.  Do this for 15 to 20 minutes until the oil in your mouth becomes a thin, white foam.  You can check your progress periodically -- if the oil is still yellow, continue swishing.  Do not gargle the oil.  Just swish it in your mouth.

3)  When the oil turns white, spit it out, then rinse the remaining oil out of your mouth.

4)  Drink 1 - 3 glasses of water.

 For maximum detoxification, some people do this procedure 2 more times during the day -- always on an empty stomach, or 4 hours after meals.

http://www.UndergroundHealthReporter.com.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Natural Cellulite Solutions

Cellulite - YUCK!
I thought you might like some inexpensive and very effective ways to combat this common problem.
You know I'm a big proponent of nutrition - "you are what you eat". However, we all need a little extra help, especially if we've spent years eating less-than-wonderful food.

So WATER and VEGETABLES and FRUIT are your biggest friends when it comes to fighting cellulite. Get lots of all three. Whenever you feel hungry or tired, reach for water first then fruit or vegetables. There is no need to ever go hungry. Fill up on as much as you want of these three and watch the pounds and the cellulite melt away.

Meanwhile - jump-start the new you with a luxurious Herbal Bath . Simply follow the directions on the bottle and either wrap the problem areas or pour the solution into a nice hot bath and relax for an hour. You deserve it! You'll be amazed at how soft your skin feels afterward. Even more exciting will be the inches you can lose with every treatment. (see my other blog on the Herbal Body Wrap).

Then I make a mixture of sugar and olive oil or coconut oil. Keep it dry in a jar by the tub and rub it into dry skin before you shower. You will LOVE how your skin feels. Be sure to spend some time rubbing it into your cuticles on your fingers and toes as well as any rough spots on your feet.
You can even use very gently on your face - feels great and you'll positively glow!

Here are some other easy and effective remedies for cellulite. Please share you results.
This is going to be a FANTABULOUS Summer!  : )

Be well ~
Mary
maryslifeforce@gmail.com
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Try: Ground Coffee | Apple Cider Vinegar

"Ever thought of rubbing ground coffee and apple cider vinegar on your cellulite spots? Well, this is my secret remedy. First I use ground coffee. I dampen my skin, rub coffee grounds in an upward motion on my cellulite areas, massage and rinse. Then, I use apple cider vinegar. Just pour the vinegar in a bowl, soak hands in it, and massage onto skin. I know it sounds strange, but I have found it to work." 
Natasha Marshall, 30, Texas

Try: Young Living Essential Oils

"Pure essential oils are great and healthy for your skin. There are several oils that aid in cellulite reduction. Lemongrass and grapefruit oils are both wonderful oils that help reduce the appearance of cellulite. You apply it topically up to twice a day and watch the cellulite melt away!! Beware of buying imitation products, that say they are "all natural" oils, because they can contain a high amount of olive oil or water. I recommend Young Living products, as they adhere to European Standards. By using essential oils I have visibly reduced the appearance of cellulite, naturally, and without irritation to the skin and cells. It is always best to take a natural approach wherever possible! "

Billie Nichols, 24, Delaware

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Farmer's Market Salad

Perfect day! Started with a glass of Body Balance and an apple. Then off to the Madison Farmer's Market with Mark and Dan. WOW! Way too much to choose from. We found some wonderful mixed spring greens, arugula, spinach, two types of radishes, purple and white spring onions and a couple of plants. Mark and Dan also found some amazing bakery and I bought a loaf of Cress Spring Bakery's Sunny Spelt bread. Yum!

So I made this delicious salad for lunch with all of the greens mixed together, the purple onions, radishes and some baby portobellos we also found at the market. I added some green chick peas and the dressing of Braggs Cider Vinegar, Braggs Liquid Aminos, organic coconut oil, salt, pepper and a dab of organic horseradish.  Add a slice of the Spelt bread and this was a great ending to a perfect morning.

Hope your Saturday is wonderful.
Be well ~
Mary
http://nomorepillsforme.com, maryslifeforce@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Soil Depletion is Affecting Your Family

A recent article by Dr. Mercola succinctly states why you should not rely on food to provide you with the nutrients (especially minerals) that your body needs daily. This information is everywhere now. If you choose not to believe it, that is, of course, your choice. My concern is for children. I've seen pretty incredible things happen when those missing nutrients are supplied in a bio-available form. For some of the sickest - lives have been changed; for the majority - kids are leading much healthier lives with calm, focused energy and joy.

(in Dr. Mercola's words)
"Over the past century, the quality of fresh food has declined due to soil depletion, unsustainable farming practices, overproduction of crops, and the use of pesticides and herbicides. You can no longer assume you’re getting all of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients you need by eating a multitude of fresh produce—even if you’re eating organically.
Not surprisingly, a calorie today will provide you less nutrition than a calorie from 100, or even 50 years ago.
Three recent studies of historical food composition have shown 5 to 40 percent declines in some of the minerals in fresh produce, and another study found a similar decline in our protein sources.[1]
So now, more than ever, you must be careful to maximize the “bang for your buck” when it comes to the foods you eat."

If you want to know more, please call me / email me . I'd be happy to discuss this with you. : )

Be well ~
Mary
maryslifeforce@gmail.com; 608-245-9308

Sunday, May 16, 2010

If you are ready to end your pain, please read.

I just read a story about Martha B., an accomplished writer and life coach, who has suffered for many years with the debilitating pain of fibromyalgia. On top of that, she had to face the humiliation of doctors who basically told her she was crazy. I know that humiliation, and no one should face it. That is why I am determined to help as many of you as possible to take your health back into your own hands. We are not helpless, and the Universe has provided us with such abundance to use as we need.

I hear these stories every day, and it makes me so angry! I don't usually say this out loud for fear of offending someone, but so much of the suffering we see today is senseless. So much of it could be avoided.

If you choose to turn away from something that could end your suffering, that is up to you. My only purpose is to be the messenger. I know a better way - a way that has helped millions who gave it a chance. I so passionately believe in this gift - for it is truly a gift from nature, from the Universe or God if you will - and those who assembled this gift, I believe, were divinely guided.

For over 25 years this single substance has stopped pain for millions, helped others get off of harmful medications, helped children lead more normal lives, and more. 

The substance I speak of is Body Balance - the simple yet complex juice of nine very specific sea vegetables, organic inner-gel aloe vera, organic black cherry and raw honey. Those who are very sensitive can feel the energy of this substance with the first swallow. For others it takes more time. In the several years I have worked with this product, I have never seen it fail to help a person who continued to drink it. Some give up because their results were not instant enough, but for those who persist, the rewards can be great.

If you are ready to end your pain, I believe this could help you. I do not offer guarantees. Every body is different. I do, however, work with each of my clients to help them adjust their lifestyle taking small steps toward change and toward healing. 

If you want to know more, call me. If you think I am wrong, don't call. I am hear to work with those who would like to learn a different way.

Be well ~
Mary
maryslifeforce@gmail.com; 608-245-9308

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Is Your Cinnamon Toxic?

I had no idea that Cinnamon - the healthy alternative to sugar - could be toxic!  Read to the end to find information on the "good cinnamon - celon cinnamon".
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(from Wikipedia)
Coumarin is moderately toxic to the liver and kidneys, with an LD of 275 mg/kg—low compared to related compounds. Although only somewhat dangerous to humans, coumarin is a potent rodenticide: rats and other rodents largely metabolize it to 3,4-coumarin epoxide, a toxic compound that can cause internal hemorrhage and death. Humans largely metabolize it to 7-hydroxycoumarin, a compound of lower toxicity. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment has established a tolerable daily intake of 0.1 mg coumarin per kg body weight, but also advises that, [if] this level is exceeded for a short time only, there is no threat to health. For example, a person weighing 135 lbs or about 61 kg would have a TDI of approximately 6.1 mg of coumarin.


European health agencies have warned against consuming high amounts of cassia bark, one of the four species of cinnamon, because of its coumarin content. According to the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, 1 kg of (cassia) cinnamon powder contains approximately 2100 to 4400 mg of coumarin. Powdered Cassia Cinnamon weighs 0.56 g/cc; therefore, 1 kg of Cassia Cinnamon powder is equal to 362.29 teaspoons (1000 g divided by 0.56 g/cc multiplied by 0.20288 tsp/cc). This means 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder contains 5.8 to 12.1 mg of coumarin, which may be above the Tolerable Daily Intake for smaller individuals. However, it is important to note that the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment only cautions against high daily intakes of foods containing coumarin. Chamomile, a common herbal tea, also contains coumarin.

Coumarin is often found in tobacco products and artificial vanilla substitutes, despite having been banned as a food additive in numerous countries since the mid-20th century. Coumarin was banned as a food additive in the United States in 1978. OSHA considers this compound to be only a lung-specific carcinogen, and "not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans". Coumarin was banned as an adulterant in cigarettes by tobacco companies in 1997, but due to the lack of reporting requirements to the US Department of Health and Human Services it was still being used as a flavoring additive in pipe tobacco.

Coumarin is currently listed by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) among "Substances Generally Prohibited From Direct Addition or Use as Human Food", according to 21 CFR 189.130, but some natural additives containing coumarin (such as Sweet Woodruff) are allowed "in alcoholic beverages only" (21 CFR 172.510). In Europe, such beverages are very popular, for example Maiwein (white wine with woodruff) and Żubrówka (vodka flavoured with bison grass).
Coumarin should be avoided by people with perfume allergy.

Related compounds and derivatives

Compounds derived from coumarin are also called "coumarins". Compounds within this coumarin family include:
Many of the above compounds (specifically the 4-hydroxycoumarins) are used as anticoagulant drugs and/or as rodenticides which work by the anticoagulant mechanism.

Use as pesticides

Coumadins, dicoumerol derivatives of coumarin, are potent rodenticides because they block the synthesis of vitamin K, especially in rodents, giving it strong anticoagulatory and rodenticidal properties. Death occurs after a period of between several days to two weeks, usually from internal hemorrhaging.
Vitamin K is a true antidote for poisoning by coumadins such as bromadiolone. Treatment usually comprises a large dose of vitamin K given intravenously immediately, followed by doses in pill form for a period of at least two weeks, though usually three to four, afterwards.

THE RIGHT KIND OF CINNAMON - CELON CINNAMON IS GOOD FOR YOU! 
Watch Jorge Cruise in this short video discussing the difference between cinnamons.
http://jorgecruise.com/freeemailclub/2010/5/6/is-the-cinnamon-in-your-pantry-harming-you.html

Go here to find a source for purchasing Celon Cinnamon.
http://www.google.com/products?q=ceylon+ground+cinnamon&hl=en&price1=&price2=20.00&lnk=prsugg&show=dd

Be well ~
Mary
MarysLifeForce@gmail.com, http://www.NoMorePills.us

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Do you want this in your water?

I keep reposting this information because I feel it is so important for you to understand the consequences of using fluoride. We have to let our lawmakers know that we are tired of being poisoned. 

Fluoride - used by Nazis to sterilize inmates and make them docile. Fluoride - a key dumbing down ingredient of Prozac and Sarin nerve gas -- poisons of choice for tyrant rats.First of all, it needs to be stated that the 'substance' referred to as 'Fluoride' is a misnomer - there is no such substance listed in the periodic chart of the elements, nor in the prestigious CRC handbook, nor in the sacred 'bible' of the pharmaceutical industry - the illustrious 'Merck Index'. Instead, we find a GAS called Fluorine - and from the use of this gas in various industries such as aluminum manufacturing and the nuclear industry -certain toxic byproducts are created which have 'captured' fluorine molecules. One such toxic, poisonous 'byproduct' is called sodium Fluoride - which according to the Merck Index is primarily used as rat and cockroach poison and is also the active ingredient in most toothpastes and as an "additive to drinking water". But sadly, there is much more to this sordid tale.

Did you know that sodium Fluoride is also one of the basic ingredients in both PROZAC (FLUoxetene Hydrochloride) and Sarin Nerve Gas (Isopropyl-Methyl-Phosphoryl FLUORIDE) - (Yes, folks the same Sarin Nerve Gas that terrorists released on a crowded Japanese subway train!). Let me repeat: the truth the American public needs to understand is the fact that Sodium Fluoride is nothing more (or less) than a hazardous waste by-product of the nuclear and aluminum industries. In addition to being the primary ingredient in rat and cockroach poisons, it is also a main ingredient in anesthetic, hypnotic, and psychiatric drugs as well as military NERVE GAS! Why, oh why then is it allowed to be added to the toothpastes and drinking water of the American people?Historically, this substance was quite expensive for the worlds' premier chemical companies to dispose of - but in the 50's and 60's - Alcoa and the entire aluminum industry - with a vast overabundance of the toxic waste - SOMEHOW sold the FDA and our government on the insane (but highly profitable) idea of buying this poison at a 20,000% markup and then injecting it into our water supply as well as into the nation's toothpastes and dental rinse. Yes that's right folks, a 20,000% markup. Consider also that when sodium Fluoride is injected into our drinking water, its level is approximately 1 part-per-million (ppm), but since we only drink ½ of one percent of the total water supply, the hazardous chemical literally 'goes down the drain' and voila - the chemical industry has not only a free hazardous waste disposal system - but we have also PAID them handsomely in the process!!Independent scientific evidence over the past 50 plus years has shown that sodium fluoride shortens our life span, promotes various cancers and mental disturbances, and most importantly, makes humans stupid, docile, and subservient, all in one neat little package.

There is increasing evidence that aluminum in the brain is a causative factor in Alzheimer's Disease, and evidence points towards sodium fluoride's strong affinity to 'bond' with this dangerous aluminum (remember it is a byproduct of aluminum manufacturing) and also it has the ability to 'trick' the blood-brain barrier by imitating the hydrogen ion thus allowing this chemical access to brain tissue.Honest scientists who have attempted to blow the whistle on sodium fluoride's mega-bucks propaganda campaign have consistently been given a large dose of professional 'black-listing' and thus their valid points disputing the current vested interests never have received the ink they deserve in the national press. Just follow the money to find the 'control' and you will find prominent American families to be prominent 'players' in the scandal. In 1952 a slick PR campaign rammed the concept of 'fluoridation' through our Public Health departments and various dental organizations. This slick campaign was more akin to a highly emotional "beer salesman convention" instead of the objective, scientifically researched program that it should have been. It has continued in the same vein right up to the present day - and now sodium fluoride use has now become 'usual and customary'.To illustrate the emotional vs. the scientific nature of this issue, just look at the response given by people (perhaps yourself included?) when the subject of fluoridation comes up. You need to ask yourself, "Is this particular response based on EMOTIONS born of TRADITION, or is it truly unbiased and based instead on thoroughly researched objectivity?"

There is a tremendous amount of emotional, highly unscientific "know-it-all" emotions attached to the topic of 'sodium fluoride' usage -but I personally have yet to find even ONE objective, double blind study that even remotely links sodium fluoride to healthy teeth at ANY AGE. Instead, I hear and read such blather as "9 out of 10 DENTISTS recommend 'fluoride' toothpaste" etc. etc. etc. Let me reiterate: truly independent (unattached to moneyed vested interest groups) scientists who've spent a large portion of their lives studying and working with this subject have been hit with a surprising amount of unfair character assassinations from strong vested-interest groups who reap grand profits from the public's ignorance as well as from their illnesses. (Just follow the money!)Do you have diabetes and/or kidney disease? There are reportedly more than 11 million Americans with diabetes. If it is true that diabetics drink more liquids than other people, then according to the Physicians Desk Reference these 11 million people are at much higher risk drinking fluoridated water because they will receive a much deadlier dose because of their need for higher than normal water consumption. Kidney disease, by definition, lowers the efficiency of the kidneys, which of course is the primary means in which fluoride (or any other toxic chemical) is eliminated from the body. Does it not make sense that these people shouldn't drink fluoridated water at all?

Cases are on record (Annapolis, Maryland, 1979) where ill kidney patients on dialysis machines died because they ingested relatively small amounts of SODIUM FLUORIDE from unwittingly drinking the 'fluoridated' city water supply? Will adequate warnings be given to people with weak kidneys, or will the real cause of such deaths be 'covered up' in the name of 'domestic tranquility'?Concerning the 'practice' of putting sodium fluoride into drinking water, where did this insanity begin and WHO tried it first? From personal research, the very first occurrence of purposefully putting sodium fluoride into drinking water was in the German ghettos and in Nazi Germany's infamous prison camps. The Gestapo you see had little concern about sodium fluoride's 'supposed' effect on children's teeth; instead, their reason for mass-medicating water with sodium fluoride was to STERILIZE HUMANS and force the people in their concentration camps into calm, bovine, submission. (See for reference: "The Crime and Punishment of I.G. Farben" written by Joseph Borkin.) Kind of shocking isn't it folks!! Ah, but it gets even better.

The following letter was received by the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, Milwaukee Wisconsin, on 2 October 1954, from a research chemist by the name of Charles Perkins. He writes:"I have your letter of September 29 asking for further documentation regarding a statement made in my book, "The Truth about Water Fluoridation", to the effect that the idea of water fluoridation was brought to England from Russia by the Russian Communist Kreminoff. In the 1930's Hitler and the German Nazis envisioned a world to be dominated and controlled by a Nazi philosophy of pan-Germanism. The German chemists worked out a very ingenious and far-reaching plan of mass-control which was submitted to and adopted by the German General Staff. This plan was to control the population in any given area through mass medication of drinking water supplies. By this method they could control the population in whole areas, reduce population by water medication that would produce sterility in women, and so on. In this scheme of mass-control, sodium fluoride occupied a prominent place."Repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of fluoride will in time reduce an individual's power to resist domination, by slowly poisoning and narcotizing a certain area of the brain, thus making him submissive to the will of those who wish to govern him. [A convenient and cost-effective light lobotomy? --- Ott]."The real reason behind water fluoridation is not to benefit children's teeth. If this were the real reason there are many ways in which it could be done that are much easier, cheaper, and far more effective. The real purpose behind water fluoridation is to reduce the resistance of the masses to domination and control and loss of liberty."

"When the Nazis under Hitler decided to go to Poland, both the German General Staff and the Russian General Staff exchanged scientific and military ideas, plans, and personnel, and the scheme of mass control through water medication was seized upon by the Russian Communists because it fitted ideally into their plans to communize the world.""I was told of this entire scheme by a German chemist who was an official of the great I.G. Farben chemical industries and was also prominent in the Nazi movement at the time. I say this with all the earnestness and sincerity of a scientist who has spent nearly 20 years' research into the chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology of fluorine --- any person who drinks artificially fluorinated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person mentally or physically."Signed: CHARLES E. PERKINS, Chemist, 2 October, 1954.

Another letter needs to be quoted at length as well to help corroborate Mr. Perkin's testimony. This letter was written by a brilliant (and objectively honest) scientist named Dr. E.H. Bronner. Dr. Bronner was a nephew of the great Albert Einstein, served time in a WWII prison camp and wrote the following letter printed in the Catholic Mirror, Springfield, MA, January 1952:"It appears that the citizens of Massachusetts are among the 'next' on the agenda of the water poisoners."There is a sinister network of subversive agents, Godless intellectual parasites, working in our country today whose ramifications grow more extensive, more successful and more alarming each new year and whose true objective is to demoralize, paralyze and destroy our great Republic ---- from within if they can, according to their plan --- for their own possession.""The tragic success they have already attained in their long siege to destroy the moral fiber of American life is now one of their most potent footholds towards their own ultimate victory over us."

"Fluoridation of our community water systems can well become their most subtle weapon for our sure physical and mental deterioration. As a research chemist of established standing, I built within the past 22 years 3 American chemical plants and licensed 6 of my 53 patents. Based on my years of practical experience in the health food and chemical field, let me warn: fluoridation of drinking water is criminal insanity, sure national suicide. DON'T DO IT!!" "Even in very small quantities, sodium fluoride is a deadly poison to which no effective antidote has been found.

Every exterminator knows that it is the most effective rat-killer. Sodium Fluoride is entirely different from organic calcium-fluoro-phosphate needed by our bodies and provided by nature, in God's great providence and love, to build and strengthen our bones and our teeth. This organic calcium-fluoro-phosphate, derived from proper foods, is an edible organic salt, insoluble in water and assimilable by the human body; whereas the non-organic sodium fluoride used in fluoridating water is instant poison to the body and fully water soluble. The body refuses to assimilate it.""Careful, bonafide laboratory experimentation by conscientious, patriotic research chemists, and actual medical experience, have both revealed that instead of preserving or promoting 'dental health', fluoridated drinking water destroys teeth before adulthood and after, by the destructive mottling and other pathological conditions it actually causes in them, and also creates many other very grave pathological conditions in the internal organisms of bodies consuming it. How then can it be called a 'health plan'? What's behind it?"

"That any so-called 'Doctors' would persuade a civilized nation to add voluntarily a deadly poison to its drinking water systems is unbelievable. It is the height of criminal insanity!""No wonder Hitler and Stalin fully believed and agreed from 1939 to 1941 that, quoting from both Lenin's 'Last Will' and Hitler's Mein Kampf: "America we shall demoralize, divide, and destroy from within.""Are our Civil Defense organizations and agencies awake to the perils of water poisoning by fluoridation? Its use has been recorded in other countries.

Sodium Fluoride water solutions are the cheapest and most effective rat killers known to chemists: colorless, odorless, tasteless; no antidote, no remedy, no hope: Instant and complete extermination of rats."

"Fluoridation of water systems can be slow national suicide, or quick national liquidation. It is criminal insanity ------- treason!! "Signed: Dr. E.H. Bronner, Research Chemist, Los Angeles

Apparently, the public outcry by Dr. Bronner (some of you may recognize this name as the creater of the soap I've been using for years )and others precluded the fluoridation of public water systems for a season - but soon thereafter, the Food and Drug Administration allowed this deadly poison to be put in 'toothpaste', and our dentists were systematically brainwashed into providing 'fluoride treatments' to their many patients. Of course, today many major metropolitan areas have a minimum of 1 parts per million sodium fluoride systematically added to their water supply and more areas are seeking to add this poison every year. Add to this the fact that bottling companies (soft drinks, juices, etc.) use fluoridated water to make their products - is it any wonder that people can no longer think clearly and ask pertinent questions of their elected and ecclesiastical leaders?

Is it also a mystery why so many top Nazi mind control scientists were brought to America by the CIA and their infamous 'Operation Paper Clip'? If you believe all of this is 'just a coincidence' - go ahead and keep brushing your teeth with your 'fluoride' toothpaste and sucking on your sodium fluoride enhanced Coke or Pepsi product - for ignorance truly is bliss and you truly deserve what you get.

Mothers, if your little ones are having trouble concentrating at home or in school, or have been diagnosed as 'attention deficit' - perhaps you would be well advised to look for the culprit (and the solution to the problem) no further than your home medicine cabinet (your tube of toothpaste) and your friendly neighborhood school's water fountain!!
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This from a Dr. Mercola newsletter a few years ago ...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Aching Joints? Inflamation? Take a look at MSM

The main component of FlexioPlus by Life Force is MSM.  Otherwise know as methylsulfonylmethane, it is a naturally occurring nutritional sulfur found in the tissues of all plants and animals. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body found in virtually every cell of the body with the highest concentrations in the skin, hair, nails, and joints.

 MSM is one of nature's richest sources of sulfur. Here is a partial list of it's benefits:

·         MSM is vital to the production of energy.

·         It helps make the body's cells more permeable, which allows nutrients to flow in and toxins to flow out

·         MSM combines with toxins and facilates their removal

·         It is an essential ingredient of protein necessary for collagen synthesis.

MSM is a safe and effective way to meet the body's sulfur requirements. You should take it internally, but you can rub it into the skin over inflamed joints or sore muscles for faster healing.  It should not be confused with sulfa-based drugs, sulfates, or sulfites, which are synthetic and have been known to cause allergic and other adverse reactions.

Insufficient MSM may cause

·         greater sensitivity to pain

·         an inbalance in the body's alkalinity

·         interferance with your body's ability to turn food into energy

·         inability to repair or replace damaged tissues quickly

·         allergy symptoms

·         inflammation

·         brittle hair and  nails

·         poor circulation

·         skin problems

·         premature aging

·         cellular damage

Be sure to use MSM with your animals too. You'll notice shinier hair, stronger nails and greater mobility.

You might also want to read "The Miracle of MSM the Natural Solution for Pain", written by Dr. Stanley Jacob MD, and Dr Ronald Lawrence, MD.

As always - be well ~

Mary

MarysLifeForce@gmail.com; http://www.NoMorePills.us

Monday, March 22, 2010

Why work for your company?

Is it because you have the best product or the best company or even the best compensation plan?


We've all been there - someone is telling us that their product is the BEST. We won't find anything better. Everyone says it, and while it may be true today - at this moment - what about tomorrow? Will someone come out with something better - newer - faster - shinier?

OK - so your product IS really, really good, but your compensation plan beats all the others hands down! And you really believe that - at least right now you do. Maybe you are right. Today. But someone is always thinking up ways to make something better, and sooner or later there will be a compensation plan that beats yours.

So what do you do? Do you constantly switch jobs following the "best product", the "best company", the "best compensation?" What a time killer that would be, and think about your credibility in the eyes of your clients / customers. "What is Tom representing today?"

What it's really all about is YOU! People trust YOU! People buy from YOU! People want to work with YOU!

Sure your product, company and compensation plan all need to be good. You need to feel good representing them all - it always shows. However, the bottom line is if they don't like you for any reason, they will not trust you, buy from you or work with you. The greatest VALUE you offer your clients is the value of you as a person.

Can they count on you? Will you always be there when they have questions or need help? Will you really listen to their concerns and problems? Will you offer creative solutions - even if it doesn't involve your product? How much value will you provide? That's the make or break question.

If you want to delve more into this topic, I highly recommend "The Go-Giver" and "Go-Givers Sell More" by Bob Burg and John David Mann. Forget sales techniques and start fresh. I think you'll find this a much more enjoyable way to do business.

All the best~
Mary
http://www.NoMorePills.us,  millionsmore@gmail.com

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bone Density the Natural Way

Do you worry about Osteoporosis? Do you already have it? Maybe you Mom or your Grandmother has it. Did the doctor prescribe Fosamax? Hmm.... Fosamax is in the news again and I think you should take a look at what they are saying.


"Serious Fosamax Side Effects"
 http://www.yourlegalguide.com/fosamax-side-effects/

"Fosamax Raises Bone Fracture Questions Among Patients"
http://www.newsomelaw.com/blog/2010/03/09/fosamax-raises-bone-fracture-questions-among-patients

"Osteoporosis Drug Blamed for Leg Breaks"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/11/osteoporosis-drug-blamed_n_495027.html

So what is the answer? You could do something completely natural that has been creating positive results for over 20 years.

I'm talking about OsteoProCare and Body Balance by Life Force. Body Balance, with it's 9 sea vegetables and aloe vera is loaded with bio-available minerals, vitamins, anti-oxidants, amino acids, essential fatty acids and enzymes. There have been hundreds of cases reporting relief from pain, illness, fatigue and more.
However, when you add liquid OsteoProCare, with calcium orotate, magnesium, potasium, boron, Vit D3, glucosamine and chondroitan and a host of other minerals, really wonderful things start to happen.

"My husband, Cliff, was run over 4 years ago working in a manhole, with the car parked on top of him. Fractured scapula, ribs, shoulder, knee injuries not to mention other internal problems. His orthopedic doctor and internist were impressed at how his bones have meshed back together and the density of them. After 2 years of recovery, his is now back working plus we are building a new home literally with our own 2 hands along with our families help. No more leg cramps, RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) is improved. Body Balance, OsteoProCare, and FlexioPlus have really helped in our journey back to health."
Kathryn Price

Life Force International is one of the few companies in the US that uses calcium orotate (by combining calcium carbonate and oritic acid) in a calcium supplement. It is the most expensive of the carrier chelates which is why so many other companies fall back to using calcium citrate or calcium carbonate.

When you combine this powerful ingredient (in liquid form no less) with other high quality ingredients it sets OsteoProCare apart from anything else currently in the marketplace.

"I have been suffering with a frozen right shoulder for over 2 years. I faced surgery with no Health Insurance. I had so much pain, I wasn’t unable to lift my arm above shoulder level or behind my back. I had to have help dressing.  To remove my shirt was excruciating. I had gone to many doctors, including a pain management doctor who prescribed 2 cortisone shots with no help.  I have been seeing a chiropractor for 6 months everyday for therapy with some help, but I would always relapse. On one of my worst weeks when I was ready to quit my business, (I own my own mobile hair salon), and give up, I was called by two ladies, Patsy Pvete and Tina Slayton from Lifeforce.  I had been praying for God to help me.

On Feb.1 2009 I received my first Body Balance, OsteoProCare, and FlexeoPlus. I took it everyday. Feb 14 which is my birthday I had been on the product 2 weeks.  This is when I noticed after a weekend that I was able to move my arm.  After that the mobility in my shoulder has become more flexible and less painful. I am now able to go back to the gym and I am working out with more energy."
Tina Martin

"Calcium orotate is absolutely free of any side effects and in this respect, it is far superior to all the conventional calcium salts now being used. Because calcium orotate can penetrate the complex cell membranes, it can compensate for a disturbed calcium transport through these cell membranes.

And what is more, in suitable cases, this substance is a very satisfactory agent in the re-calcification of metastatic defects in the skeletal system."
H.A. Nieper M.D.

Terry Lieder has been on Fosamax for almost 7 years due to osteoporosis in her hips. It was 3 1/2 years ago that her friend Beth introduced her to Body Balance and Osteoprocare. After being on these products for just over a year, she went in for her regular bone density test and discovered that the osteoporosis was finally reversing. She was gaining bone density! Her doctor was pleased and told her to keep doing whatever she was doing.

Melissa W. had gone through menopause and was diagnosed with early osteoporosis due to low estrogen levels. She decided to try the Body Balance and OsteoProCare too. About 2 years later she had a second bone density test to check how much bone density had been lost due to the disease.
Doctors were surprised to find that Melissa's bone density had actually increased by over 1 point. 
Very exciting news.

My hope is that you will look into the information provided here, talk with your doctor then make a more informed decision about your health. Remember - it's your body - your life - and only you should have the final say in how you care for it.

Be smart and be careful. Get all the facts. Then think natural. If there is a way to achieve the same or better results using natural means, why not give that a try first.

As always, be well~

Mary
http://www.NoMorePills.us, maryslifeforce@gmail.com

Herbal Body Wraps - Why and How

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Don't believe the hype about High-Fructose Corn Syrup

I've been seeing the new ad campaign lately where someone says, "You don't want to feed your kids that product. It has high fructose corn syrup."

Then the other person says, "So - what's wrong with that?"

First person says, "Ummm.... I guess nothing."   WRONG answer. 

In case you want to be armed with a response next time you need to make a decision about a food choice, here is some of the TRUTH about High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) Be informed - do your own research. There is a lot of information on the internet about the dangers of HFCS.

Why HFCS Is Worse for You Than Sugar

High-fructose corn syrup is not the same as the corn syrup you buy to make pies. Whereas regular corn syrup is all glucose, HFCS is composed of half glucose and half fructose.

Says George A. Bray, former director of Louisiana State University's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, "Fructose is absorbed differently [than other sugars]. It doesn't register in the body metabolically the same way that glucose does." [Glucose is created in our bodies when we digest carbohydrates.]

When glucose is consumed, a set of reactions occur in the body allowing it to be used as energy, and production of leptin, a hormone that helps control appetite and fat storage, is increased. Meanwhile, ghrelin, a stomach hormone which is thought to help hunger go away, is reduced with HFCS.

So what does that mean?  You still feel hungry.  You want to eat / drink more. 
The food manufacturers are very happy!! 

Many experts have suggested that HFCS, particularly those in soft drinks, are at least partly responsible for the obesity epidemic in America.

    Drink a Lot of Sweet Drinks? Your Weight May be at Risk but So Much More!

When HFCS is ingested, it travels straight to the liver which turns the sugary liquid into fat, and unlike other carbohydrates HFCS does not cause the pancreas to produce insulin; which acts as a hunger quenching signal to the brain. So we get stuck in a vicious cycle, eating food that gets immediately stored as fat and never feeling full. 


Fructose is not from fruit. It's a commercial, refined sugar.

In fact, a trail of medical studies dating back a quarter of a century doesn't paint a terribly sweet picture for fructose. High fructose consumption has been fingered as a causative factor in heart disease. It raises blood levels of cholesterol and another type of fat, triglyceride. It makes blood cells more prone to clotting, and it may also accelerate the aging process.

In medicine, the first alarms about the link between sugar consumption and heart disease were sounded in the late 1960's by John Yudkin, M.D., Ph.D., professor emeritus at Queen Elizabeth College, London, and an expert in the health effects of sugar. At the time, he was chairman of the department of nutrition at Queen Elizabeth College, London. Disturbed by inconsistencies in the evidence linking animal fats to heart disease, Yudkin began searching for another dietary factor.

An expert in carbohydrate metabolism, he initially focused on sucrose consumption [table sugar]. In laboratory and human tests, he found that sucrose increased blood levels of cholesterol, triglyceride, uric acid, insulin, and cortisol - all associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Sucrose also raised blood pressure and increased the fragility of blood platelet cells, making them more prone to clotting.

As dramatic as those findings were, the real surprise came when Yudkin substituted fructose for sucrose in his experiments. "The effects of eating sucrose in the quantities we eat are magnified with fructose. Fructose is the dangerous part," he said. In contrast, glucose did little more than cause cavities.

    Along with helping Americans pack on more pounds, HFCS has been linked to other health problems, including:

  • Increased levels of triglycerides, which is linked to an increased risk of heart disease. A study by the University of Minnesota found that fructose "produced significantly higher [blood] levels" of triglycerides in men than did glucose.
  • Accelerated bone loss. A study by the USDA, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, found that fructose may alter the body's balance of magnesium, leading to increased bone loss.
   
A review of multiple studies by Havel and colleagues, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that, in animals, consuming large amounts of HFCS:
    o Induced insulin resistance
    o Impaired glucose tolerance
    o Produced high levels of insulin
    o Boosted a dangerous fat in the blood
    o Caused high blood pressure

    If You Want to Give Up HFCS ...

The first thing to do is to give up all soft drinks and other sweetened beverages that contain it. Then start checking labels meticulously. Even products that aren't thought of as "sweet' often contain it (like croutons and flavored almond slices for salads).

Fortunately, as more and more consumers opt to stay away from HFCS, there are product alternatives out there. Organic pasta sauce and ketchup, for instance, are much less likely to contain HFCS than regular varieties. Look for them at your favorite health food store or even in the "natural" section of your local grocery store.

Anti-aging Miracle

Well - if you've been following my journey on the liver-cleanse diet, you know that it hasn't been as tough as I thought it would be. There are so many wonderful foods that you can eat on this diet.
What you may not know is how it will visibly affect you in a very short time.

I've noticed a difference in the way I look and people who haven't seen me in a month or two really notice a difference. But today I found some extraordinary evidence of what this way of eating can do for your looks.

Watch this video from the Oprah show and I think you will be amazed. If you were hesitant to get started on the track to better health, this might just be the push you need to make a change.

I'd love to know what you think. If you want help or ideas please call me 608-245-9308 or email at MarysLifeForce@gmail.com.

Be happy and healthy ~
Mary

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Treat Yourself Well

Day 19 on the Liver Cleanse Diet and still going strong. The scale says I dropped 15 lbs so far. I've found that moving several times a day really makes a difference. DUH! Notice I didn't say exercising. Just move. Dance, do flips, hoola hoop, run up and down the stairs, lift and swing cans of soup, have a tickle war with the kids, wrestle with the dog or your husband. : )  Just move a little every few hours and see what happens.

The other key is to 'treat yourself'.  Make something that you usually reserve for company like homemade guacamole on salty rice crackers or fresh hummus on veggies. So what if avacados are $1 each. You used to spend three times that on a carmel latte. So buy quality, rich, yummy things at the grocery store and keep your fridge and pantry stocked. Then when you are feeling a little deprived, you can fix yourself a treat and be proud of the way you are staying on your healthy course.

Let me know how you are doing. You can post here or email me at MarysLifeForce@gmail.com.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Chewing Gum Fools Your Body

Well this is interesting -

"Chewing gum interferes with the coordinated digestive tract reflexes ...
Every time you put a stick of gum in your mouth and start to chomp, your brain thinks you're eating food. So it sends signals to your stomach, pancreas, and other digestive organs to get them ready for the digestive process.

Your pancreas is fooled into manufacturing a batch of the digestive enzymes your brain thinks you'll need.If you keep this pattern going month after month, your pancreas gets exhausted from the repeated over-production. Then it won't be able to produce the digestive enzymes you need when you actually require them." Check out Dr. Mercola's site for more info.

One thing you can do if you don't want to start popping pills is to EAT RAW FOOD. Raw food is full of naturally occurring digestive enzymes in a usable form - the way nature intended.

That's one of the reasons I love Body Balance. It's made up completely of RAW, ORGANIC FOOD of the highest quality. It is cold processed (juiced) in an on-demand basis so the product you get at your front door is very fresh and full of live enzymes.

No wonder we see such great results. Cindy told me last week that since her family has started taking Body Balance, they haven't had one cold or flu all winter. Jackie says her energy is through the roof.
Fran's migraines stopped completely after just one week on Body Balance. Unbelievable? Not really.
Our bodies are amazing. When we feed them right, they can heal themselves.

Are you ready to start feeding your body the way nature intended?

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