Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Cure for all Cancers? Two simple foods.

Flaxseed Oil and Cottage Cheese – A Cure For All Cancers? – Amazing results reported for almost every type of cancer including many in Stage IV.
March 16th, 2010 | Author: Bob Reece

According to Bill Henderson and his book “Cancer Free”, one of the many alternative ways to cure cancer naturally is the effective and inexpensive treatment of flaxseed oil and cottage cheese.   The basis for that belief is based on Dr. Johanna Budwig, a German doctor and scientist, who in 1951 proposed that flaxseed oil and cottage cheese  (FO/CC) could readily cure cancer.  She went on to write numerous other books on that subject and was nominated for seven Nobel prizes.

The numbers of testimonies can be found for almost every type of cancer and tumors, including many in Stage IV, along with many examples of people declared terminally ill by orthodox medical practitioners.  There are also multitudes of case histories of terminally ill patients who began making almost immediate turnarounds and have lived for several decades.  Even more incredible is that Dr. Budwig herself claims to have saved patients who were within hours of dying.

Dr. Budwig’s formula is not only an effect treatment and preventative of cancer, but it is also  excellent for other illnesses such as strokes, cardiac infarction, irregular heartbeat, stomach ulcers, prostate (hypertopic), arthritis, eczema and all skin diseases, lupus, old age (improves many common afflictions), and immune deficiency syndromes such as multiple sclerosis.

Before going into the specifics of what makes this concoction so undeniably effective, I want to first refer readers back to an earlier article written by me and posted on my website called “The Real Cause of Cancer”.  It was about the incredibly simple discovery by Dr. Otto Warburg who won a Nobel prize in 1931 for discovering that not only is oxygen deficiency the prime cause of cancer, but that cancer cells are also anaerobic.

Anaerobic means the cancerous cells do not breathe oxygen like normal cells and therefore cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen.  Conversely true is that cancer cells love sugar, flourish in an acidic environment and cannot survive in a balanced alkaline environment.

From there Dr. Budwig was able to determine that it is the absence of linoleic acids in the average Western diet that is responsible for the production of oxydase which induces cancer growth and is the cause of many other chronic disorders.  The next step was the realization that using oxygen in the body is an excellent way to eliminate cancer cells and that oxygen can be stimulated by protein compounds of sulphuric content.  These protein compounds make oils more water soluble and are found in cheeses, nuts, onion, garlic, and especially in cottage cheese.

So now let me discuss just why these two unlikely products are insignificant by themselves yet when combined, become a very unique recipe described as “far and away the most successful anti-cancer diet in the world” by Dan C. Roehm, M.D., FACP who is an oncologist and former cardiologist.

The simple answer is that flaxseed oil and cottage cheese are synergistic which means that one triggers the healthful properties of the other.  It is also true that cottage cheese loses all of it’s dairy properties such as casein and lactose, which enables those who are lactose intolerant to consume this mixture with no adverse affects.

Now for the ever-so- simple recipe that creates such amazing results.  Simply mix one-third cup of organic, low fat (1% or 2%) cottage cheese without preservatives, with 3 tablespoons of flaxseed oil.  This should be done twice daily or if you prefer, both batches may be taken at once.  Flaxseed oil has a very pleasant taste however I personally find cottage cheese an unpleasant experience so I prefer doing it twice daily.  And by the way, the FO/CC combination is also an exceptionally excellent cancer preventative.

To help make the mixture more palatable I would strongly suggest adding a couple of tablespoons full of blueberries, strawberries, or other fresh fruits, or even some almonds or walnuts – all of which are also good for fighting cancer by themselves.  I have even mixed in an occasional cup of organic yogurt – the kind with the fruit in the bottom.

That leads me to the issue that supplements and antioxidants are sometimes erroneously reported to be incompatible with FO/CC.  The source for this problem was Dr. Budwig herself when she gave an opinion along those lines, that they might unnecessary and interfere with the desired results.  It has since been confirmed there is absolutely no evidence, that there is any incompatibility, and since free radicals are a major source of damage to our cells, antioxidants are just as necessary as ever when taking this combined mixture.

Both organic cottage cheese and flaxseed oil are readily found in most health food stores however I would like to suggest two excellent sources for flaxseed oil that provide exceptionally high grade, 100% organic products. The first company is Omega Nutrition USA at 800-661-3529 and the second one is Barlean Organic Oils at 800-445-3529.  Both companies are in the state of Washington and both also offer deeply discounted purchases for cancer patients.

In closing I can only say that a cancer victim is foolish who expects to continue with a “normal” diet and get well at the same time.  Your good health and the prevention of cancer should be a lifetime commitment and if you drop the program after the two or three months it may take to heal yourself, then you may be very sorry down the road.  Once again I am quoting Bill Henderson, the noted guru for curing all cancer naturally.

May you find it within you to remember this article and share it with those afflicted by cancer.

Read more great info on cancer at
http://www.healthwantednow.com/2010/03/flaxseed-oil-and-cottage-cheese-%E2%80%93-a-cure-for-all-cancers/

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

GMO - More Dangerous Than You Think

This 24 min video is worth your time. Please share it with family and friends.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Great Cancer Story


Just had to share this wonderful story. 

My Cancer Story
By Kim H.
In January of 2007, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I had a lumpectomy and then started chemotherapy a month later.  My sister had undergone chemotherapy and while she assured me I would be fine, she also gave me pointers on how to cope with the very uncomfortable (okay, miserable) side effects such as bowel distress and mouth sores.
With this in mind, I knew I had to do something to try to build my body’s defense systems.   When Kathy Price walked into my office one day, I followed a prompting to ask her about Body Balance.  I began taking it immediately. 

I had chemotherapy treatments every other week and I was on what they refer to as “dose-dense” therapy.  In other words, they plastered me with chemo because I had a very aggressive form of breast cancer.   While I did suffer with nausea, especially with the first drug, I kept waiting for the abdominal distress to come.  I never got it.  I also seemed to bounce back faster than other chemo patients.  When I sat in the therapy room with other ladies, I could hear them talking about the famous mouth sores.  I was so afraid of getting them because to hear them talk, they would totally put you out of commission, and I needed to be able to work.  One woman described her mouth sores as if someone had pulled her tongue out of her mouth and run a cheese grater over it until it was raw and bleeding. 

When I started the second drug, a receptionist handed me a piece of paper with suggestions as to what I could do when I developed mouth sores.  I told her that I hadn’t had any yet.  She said, “Well, I hope you don’t get them, but most people do.”  A few week later, I awoke in the night with a very sore tongue.  It felt as if it were on fire and like I had extremely large canker sores…although I didn’t.  I got out of bed and took a pain killer, but I also put some Body Balance in my mouth and just let it sit there for quite awhile.  I did this several times throughout the day and by that evening, my sore mouth was gone.  When I related this story to my doctor he said, that doesn’t happen to anybody! If they get mouth sores, they really get mouth sores.”   

Another blessing I had was that of my blood count.  I never had to take a shot to keep my platelets or red blood cell count high.  My doctor would say, “I don’t know what you’re doing, but keep it up.”   

One day my daughter was visiting me while I was on chemo, and she said, “Mother, I haven’t heard you complain headache for a long time.”  I had to stop and think about it.  I had suffered with migraines for some time, and after my daughter said that, I realized I hadn’t had a headache for several weeks.  And I have only had one bad headache since that time.  My migraines are gone.  I also don’t have any restless legs anymore. 
I am convinced that I need it for overall well-being, but also to help my body fight off a return of the cancer.   
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Now Body Balance has 65% more Sea Vegetables and a more potent Aloe Vera. Still the same great taste too. I hope you give it a try. 

Be well,
Mary



Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fructose Could be the Key to Your Weight Loss


Here is some good news for anyone who is struggling to lose weight.  It’s not the calories you consume that sabotage your weight loss; it’s the sugar – particularly the FRUCTOSE. 
Dr. Richard Johnson, chief of the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at the University of Colorado, is the author of The Fat Switch presenting a new approach to preventing and reversing obesity.
Dr. Johnson’s research shows that a high fructose diet is the key to developing metabolic syndrome – what leads so many dieters to give up.
“[O]ne group [of animals] is getting a number of calories that an animal would normally eat, but it’s high in fructose. Another group will get the same amount of food – exactly the same amount of food, but with a different carbohydrate, like glucose.
It’s the fructose-fed rats that develop metabolic syndrome. Suddenly they get fatty liver. They get visceral fat. Their blood pressure goes up. Their triglycerides are high. They actually develop all these features, whereas the glucose-fed rats don’t—and they’re eating the same number of calories!
We even did a study two years ago that was even more remarkable. We took laboratory animals and we put them on a diet. We gave them 90 percent of what they normally eat, but one diet had 40 percent sugar. (Now remember, some kids are eating 30 percent of their diet as sugar right now)... The control rats were eating the same [amount of calories] in starch. What was amazing was that the sugar-fed animals developed fatty liver – like massive fatty liver – and even became diabetic. The control animals did not.
There’s something special about fructose. It’s not just a calorie. This led us to try to figure out why... It was a big challenge to figure out how fructose was causing diabetes and obesity through a mechanism that doesn’t really require excessive calorie intake.”
Some people are more susceptible to the effects of fructose and may have high uric acid levels and insulin resistance. You can get your uric acid level tested. Ideally it should be no greater than 3.5 mg/dl for women and 4.0 mg/dl for men. If you fall into the susceptible group you’ll want to avoid fructose completely  - even avoiding honey which is up to 70% fructose and agave nectar (60% -70% fructose). My new favorite is coconut sugarwith only 3% fructose and a glycemic index of 35 making it a low-glycemic food.  It looks and tastes like brown sugar.
So don’t despair if you dieting is getting you no where.  I can help you come up with a diet that is more specific to your body type and needs.  Getting rid of the sugar (especially fructose) is one way for most people to have more success.
Be well always,
Mary

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Natural Remedies for Pelvic Organ Prolapse


(Below is a guest post by blogger Elizabeth Carrollton)

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a condition that will affect a great number of women during their lifetimes, most commonly as menopause approaches. If you have had children, POP is something you should educate yourself about, since nearly half of women who have given birth will be affected to some degree.
Symptoms to watch out for include feelings of pressure or fullness or a noticeable bulge in the vagina. Urine leakage when you cough or laugh can be a sign of POP, as can pain during sex, frequent constipation, irregular vaginal spotting or bleeding and frequent urinary tract infections. If you have experienced any of these symptoms, it is important to see your doctor, but if you do have POP, don't rush into surgical solution. Many women can be helped with natural remedies, so make sure to discuss less invasive options with your doctor before resorting to surgery.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse results from a weakened pelvic floor, which is the support structure made up of muscles and connective tissues that keep pelvic organs in place. When the pelvic floor is stretched or weakened, it can allow pelvic organs like the bladder, uterus and rectum to drop lower than they should be in the pelvis, placing pressure on the vagina. Weakness in the pelvic floor is most often linked to childbirth, but anything that places pressure on the pelvic floor can contribute, such as heavy lifting, high-impact sports, a chronic cough, obesity or the straining that comes from chronic constipation.

Natural Remedies
Most doctors will recommend that women try non-invasive natural remedies to alleviate the discomfort of prolapse before considering surgery. A daily routine of gentle exercise is a measure that eases the symptoms of many women. Speak to your doctor for instructions on Kegel exercises, which have proven very helpful in building strength and tone in the pelvic floor. Walking, Pilates and yoga can also help.

Addressing constipation is an important step in relieving POP symptoms. Add fiber to your diet by eating more whole grains, fruits and vegetables. If constipation is still a problem, fiber supplements and stool softeners can help. Weight management is important as well, since excess weight stresses the pelvic floor. Also, avoid heavy lifting and high-impact activities, like running and jumping. If you have done all of these things and still have discomfort, your doctor may suggest a pessary, which is a medical device placed in the vagina to support prolapsed organs.

Surgery
If natural remedies fail, your doctor may recommend surgery if your POP is severe enough to significantly affect your quality of life. It is important that you discuss all surgical options, since some POP repair procedures involve more risk than others.

Over the past decade, many procedures have involved the use of transvaginal mesh implants. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued alerts on these devices, since reports of serious complications with their use have been growing at disturbing rates. The most common problems reported are mesh erosion, mesh shrinkage, organ perforation and infection. Further surgeries are often required to correct these complications, and they are not always successful. For many women the complications will affect them for the rest of theirs live, many have therefore sought compensation through the filing of a transvaginal mesh lawsuit against manufacturers of the mesh products. So, be sure to ask your doctor about surgeries that do not use mesh.

Elizabeth Carrollton writes to inform the public about defective medical devices and dangerous drugs for Drugwatch.com.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

More on Water

So we are back to drinking RO water doctored up with liquid minerals. Still searching for the perfect solution. I remember our visit to Manitou Springs, CO and taking a tour of all the natural springs in town. I've never tasted anything better. Amazing! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all have delicious, healthy mineral water every day?

Meanwhile I continue to search for the best, fluoride-free, chemical free, heavy metal free water. I did find one possibility at Pure Water Freedom.   It's quite an elaborate system that uses a form or aluminum to attract the fluoride, then takes the water through 6 other layers to remove chemicals and the aluminum and other heavy metals. Let me know if you have used or are using a system that removes fluoride please.

Sure would be nice if our city councils would stop poisoning us by adding the fluoride in the first place. It's been proven to be a neurotoxin and is banned in many countries. We just don't need it. If you want to avoid tooth decay brush your teeth and stop drinking soda. Not rocket science folks. It's time for us to take responsibility for our health and stop relying on someone else to fix us when we keep getting sick. We are smart enough to know better. We can do this.

If you want ideas on where to start, let me know. I'd love to help.

Be well always,
Mary
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/fluoridated-water

http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/cancer/osteosarcoma.aspx

http://www.fluoridealert.org/caseagainstfluoride-appendices.html

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I was wrong!

I started to write about foods that naturally reduce inflammation and was led (yes - I believe guided) to information that pretty much rocked my safe little world.

For years I have been touting the benefits of drinking RO (reverse osmosis) water because it was the only think I knew of that could eliminate all the toxins including fluoride from drinking water. I later learned that the ph level of RO water was very low (acidic) so we started adding liquid minerals to our drinking water and recommended that friends do the same.

Today I was led to article after article, including one by the WHO, proclaiming the dangers of drinking demineralized water. It is extremely acidic, absorbs carbon dioxide and leaches minerals out of your body as you drink it. In fact, your body contributes so much calcium, magnesium and potassium in an effort to alkalize the water that osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, gout, thyroid disease and heart disease can all result from drinking this water.

I thought adding mineral drops to the water would take care of this, but studies have shown this not to be true. After years of doing just that, RO water drinkers who added minerals were still more deficient in minerals than others who drank tap water.

I still believe that drinking unfiltered tap water is dangerous and there are many studies out the to prove that point. For now we are switching to the Shaklee Water Pitcher  This pitcher takes out way more contaminants than any of the other water filtration pitchers we looked at.  If you don't know a Shaklee consultant, contact me - I know several.

There - I feel a little better now. Please share this information with people you care about. We are all learning as we go and I will let you know new information as soon as I find it.

Be well always,
Mary

Some information taken from the following sources:
Winston W. J. Kao 727-447-2344 or info@gobeyondorganic.com

http://shop.snyderhealth.com/product_info.php?product=alkalife-alkaline-booster-drops&category=ph-booster-drops-alkalife&osCsid=940ecec3410f5c95237c844e5a61523b

http://www.snyderhealth.com/water_ionizers/distilled_and_reverse_osmosis_water.html

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Foods That Make You Happy


Summer is usually a happier time especially in this northern climate because the sunshine is so full of Vitamin D3 for us. However, if you are having a bad day, you might be tempted to turn to food for comfort.  Guess what - there are foods that will actually help you to feel better fast - maybe even keep the bad days away. 

1. Bananas - Loaded with potassium, these sweet, creamy treats are so good and healthy, you'll want to eat them every day. They contain tryptophan that the body converts to serotonin - the feel-good hormone. 
2. Nuts (especially walnuts) - Packed with Omega 3's, protein and minerals, they could help short-circuit depression. try rolling slices of banana in chopped nuts for a mood-altering, delicious treat. 
3. Chocolate - Yup - you know you love it and now you know that chocolate contains anadamine that scientists say is a brain chemical that boosts your mood. OK - I'm seeing frozen banana slices dipped in chocolate and rolled in chopped nuts. YUM! I'm happier already. 
4. Coffee - Again science proves that the energy-boosting drink we love can actually boost our mood as well as our memory. It improves attention, concentration and reaction time too. Add a little milk and the calcium to calm your nerves and it's even better. Are you with me here? Nothing like creamy cappuccino to go with those cool bananas.  Moderation is key - one to two cups a day. 
5. Fish (salmon, tuna) - Again the Omega 3's are responsible for mood boosting here. You'll also get lots of B6 and B12 that are used in the production of serotonin so aim for 2-3 servings a week to keep your feel-good mood. 
6. Broccoli and Spinach - Yum! Raw or cooked these greens and many others give you a power house of B vitamins, minerals and much more. The B vitamin Folic Acid is especially important for production of serotonin and reduction of stress. 
7. Blueberries and Strawberries - loaded with Vitamin C and fiber, these yummy summer fruits help combat stress, fight free radicals and keep away tummy troubles. Eat up. 
8. Beans - Round out the menu with a variety of beans because their fiber, Omega 3's and folic acid will fill you up, help you lose weight and boost your mood at the same time. 


So when you're having a bad day, don't feel guilty about indulging in a healthy, delicious treat. Just remember to use moderation, drink lots of pure water and BREATHE. Actually breathing should be your first go-to for grounding yourself and lightening your mood. It works every time. 


Be well always,
Mary

Saturday, July 7, 2012

So tired of being tired


Everyone is talking about being exhausted all the time. Life is so crazy and we are stressed to the max! We don't take time off - can't afford to.  We don't get enough sleep - can't afford to. We don't always eat right - can't afford to? Or can't afford the time?  So what is the answer in this crazy, extreme life we created?

First of all, even if all of the above is true, a different perspective is needed here. We feel we can't afford the time, cost, energy, whatever to treat our bodies well. Here is the truth. We really can not afford not to. 

We all have these two little adrenal glands that help us deal with stress. Going back to the beginning of the human race these glands have allowed us to deal with extreme stress and survive. Here comes a lion - I need to run or fight like crazy. Extreme rush of adrenalin to give me super-human strength so I can survive. Afterwards I crash from all of that exertion and excess adrenalin, but that's OK because I am safe now so I rest and restore my body before the next trial. 

Jump to today - here comes the boss - say the right thing, have all the work done, make sure it's super-fantastic so I don't lose my job so I can keep my house and feed my family. Phone is ringing, emails need to be answered, need to take work home with me, need to work late into the night and get up early for a morning meeting - need caffeine to look like I'm awake - no time to rest - no time to restore my body - just keep pushing. . . . . . 

Wow! Your body is saying "Really?!?? You want me to do that again?!?!? When do I get to rest?"

Guess what - when your adrenal glands are exhausted they can stop producing adrenalin - that 'fight or flight' hormone that keeps you going at high-stress levels. What happens then is a system crash that will force you to either stop everything or use major drugs to keep going. Yuck! 

We need to make some changes as the best forward-thinking companies recognize. Some are incorporating yoga classes on site. Others are making time for Meditation or even mid-afternoon naps. If you have not tried the 15 minute nap, please do! It's amazing how that tiny bit of time can calm your nerves, reduce your stress and make you more alert and productive. 

Stress-free eating helps too. Avoid sugar and caffeine for starters. Add more fruits and veggies or if that doesn't seem appealing or possible, add one of the great whole-food, organic, cold-processed products that will give you your fruits and veggies in a quick shake. Two I recommend are Body Balance and Natraburst. I use them both. 

Stay hydrated - try for half your weight in ounces of water daily. (ex. you weight 160, drink 80 oz). 

MOST IMPORTANTLY - BREATHE! 
Remind yourself to take deep belly breaths whenever you can. Take a 5 minute break and just breathe as deeply as you can. You will be amazed at the results - more energy instantly, better sleep, weight loss, better health, better complexion, etc. 

This is the only body you get this time around. It needs your love and attention. We all need you to take care of yourself so you can be here for a while and share your wonderful gifts. 

Be well always,
Mary

More on adrenal fatigue...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

One in every 88 boys diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

This is the latest shocking statistic. Maybe we are more hyper-aware than 20 years ago - but ASD is not normal, and we should be outraged by this statistic! 

The evidence points to Toxic Overload which is damaging their fragile genetic structure. Immunizations have been identified as one source of toxins, but they are everywhere. Our environment is overflowing with toxins - so much so that poisonous toxins are even found in mother's milk and the umbilical chords of newborns. 

As a parent, you may be panicking right now.  Yes - we want you to be aware - we want you to get angry - so angry that you'll help us make changes. We need to shut down the sources of this toxic pollution. We all know about air pollution from factories and vehicles. However, the greatest threat to our health and that of our children today comes from our food. 

The survival of every cell in our body depends on good, wholesome nutrition. Vegetables and fruits every color of the rainbow, nuts, seeds, natural whole grains, naturally raised and healthy animals and fish all have important roles in cell nourishment. But natural, healthy sources of these foods are getting harder to find. Why? Because we douse our foods with pesticides, herbicides, and more. We feed our animals these toxic foods and raise them in unhealthy conditions creating animals plagued by disease and filled with stress hormones. 
Our precious water - that which makes up over 70% of our body - is so toxic that we must filter it and add more chemicals to make it "safe" to drink. 

My purpose is not to completely depress you. I am here to tell you that YOU CAN DO SOMETHING about this today. Your body is a remarkable miracle of strength and healing. What it needs to heal itself and cleanse itself of the poisons is beautiful, whole-food nutrition and clean water.  Nothing fortified, pre-packaged, super-sized, deep-fried or instant can feed your body the nutrients it craves. 

So where do you start. 
Pay attention when you shop - read labels.
Buy organic when you can. 
Buy grass fed and free-range beef and poultry. Yes it costs more but you only need 3-5oz a day - less for some. 
Use reverse osmosis water.
Get rid of fluoride toothpaste.
Get rid of cleaning chemicals. 
Use natural soaps, shampoos, cosmetics. 

Probably the most important thing you can do right now - today - is to start feeding you body something everyday that will supply a mega-serving of super healthy phytonutrients from a whole food source. This will do two things: 
1) your body will start cleansing out the toxins and 
2) your body will have the nutrition it needs to repair and rebuild damaged cells. 

Please don't let anyone tell you that you can get what you need just by eating food. That just isn't true anymore - at least right now. When we have a chance to heal Mother Earth, that may become true again. 

There are many sources of healing nutrition available. I have researched quite a few and found several that I truly believe make a difference. We have seen countless cases of ASD improve and even reverse when young bodies are given healing nutrition.  

I would be happy to tell you more and help you decide where to start. Please contact me at maryslifeforce@gmail.com or call 608-245-9308.  Nothing is impossible. This journey can start today with a single step. Just please start. 

Be well always,
Mary


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Cleaning from the Inside

It’s Spring and time for Spring Cleaning so let’s being with you. When your body is clean, free of the toxins that build up from water, food and air, your energy will improve dramatically. So before you tackle those big Spring cleaning jobs, start with a body cleanse and feel your energy soar.

You’ll want to 'take small steps' so you don’t get frustrated and quit. This process is also a great way to jump-start weight loss


Keep is simple.
Eat smaller, lighter meals full of vegetables.
Eat often - don't let yourself get hungry.

First - look at what you eat on a daily basis. Then pick one food type that you know you should eat less and cut it from you diet. Yes - I said one. Remember we are taking small steps. I want you to see success and feel good about what you have accomplished. So be kind to yourself and start slow. [example - cut sugar, or white flour]

Next - let's give your body something it craves so you don't feel hungry all the time. Vegetables are the key here. "Yuck" you say? They don't have to be bland or mushy. Think crunchy, sweet, delicious - or steamy, roasted, savory, exotic... Go to a store that has great produce like your local food coop or farmer's market and pick up lots of different colored vegetables.

Root Vegetables are great roasted in the oven with olive oil and/or butter and seasonings. They also make great soups and stews. [rutabagas, carrots, yams, sweet potatoes, parsnips, beets, onions, turnips, etc] Try something new - experiment and have fun!

Cruciferous Vegetables are wonderful for their cancer inhibiting properties. They are best eaten cooked because the raw form has a property that can negatively affect thyroid production. So steam them, stir-fry, use in soups or add to your roasted root vegetables.

Arugula, Bok choy, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts,Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chard, Chinese cabbage, Collard greens, Daikon, Kale, Kohlrabi, Mustard greens, Radishes, Rutabagas, Turnips, Watercress, Broccoli Rabe

Salad Vegetables that taste good raw include leafy greens like lettuce, spinach,and kale as well as tomatoes, celery, carrots, peppers, cucumber, radishes, asparagus, etc. Make salads easy and fun by spending some time every few days preparing salad vegetables in advance and storing in the fridge. Wash your veggies well in a mixture of cold water and vinegar. Then rinse thoroughly. Store greens wrapped in a clean towel then in a plastic container (I use a sweater box) in the fridge. Chop celery, carrots, peppers, etc and store in separate containers so all you have to do is grab a few containers and throw a great salad together.

Keep toppings fresh and healthy too. Olive oil, fresh lemon juice and seasonings is a wonderful dressing. Yogurt, honey and mustard is another favorite. Sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds or pecans add crunch without the fat of croutons. Avoid prepared dressings, dried fruits, imitation bacon bits, or other canned toppings. Keep it fresh and simple.

Drinking Your Veggies -
For the fastest detox you'll want to Juice your vegetables. There is so much information out there on the benefits of juicing that I won't go into it here. I do recommend the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer for the best value. Carrots, beets, celery, cucumbers and organic apples yield some of the most healing and detoxing juices. Mix them all together or drink separately - experiment and have fun.

If you eat vegetables all day for a few days, your body will thank you. On day 4 add some protein - just keep it healthy and start slow (3 oz with one meal). Day 5 add some grains - maybe oatmeal with rice milk for breakfast, some rice cakes with soup for lunch or brown rice with stir fry for dinner.

I think you'll find that this is much easier than you thought. The food tastes great and you really could live this way. Now you'll have the energy you need for the Spring chores and all the summer fun.

Be well always ~
Mary
www.thejoyofbeingwell.com, maryslifeforce@gmail.com,

Monday, February 13, 2012

Brown Fat - Do You Want It?

I learned something today. Love when that happens. I was amazed to discover that Brown Fat is actually good fat! I thought it was the opposite. So wrong!
Brown fat - when it's activated - actually melts white fat. WOW! Scientists have discovered that we all have some brown fat - we were born with it. However some lucky people have more brown fat than others and they are usually the trim folks.

"Brown fat burns energy to generate heat. It is perhaps best known for keeping babies warm, but scientists have now realized that adults do retain active brown fat. We can be made to produce more brown fat through exposure to cold or activation of the sympathetic nervous system. The new study suggests a more engaging environment is another, perhaps more effective path to increasing brown fat."
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110906121242.htm

Studies have been done with mice that seem to prove you can create more brown fat and thus lose more white fat by being socially active. In other words get off your butt and get out there - meet people, go shopping, go dancing, go to coffee shops, take classes, join groups. You get the idea.

Further study indicates that people with higher levels of brown fat are overall healthier.  "(Researchers) found a direct correlation between the activation of brown adipose tissue and metabolic measures that indicate the presence or absence of good health," NIH researcher Francesco S. Celi, MD, writes in an editorial accompanying the studies.  http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20090407/can-brown-fat-make-you-thin

What a great recipe for losing weight. Grab your sweetie or some friends and go have some fun. Be social. Be active. Create more brown fat and watch the white fat melt away. Awesome!

Be well always,
Mary
www.Thejoyofbeingwell.com

Friday, February 10, 2012

Protecting Yourself from EMF's

EMF's or Electro-Magnetic Frequencies are the energy transmission frequencies found in power lines, Cell Phones, all wireless devices, home wiring, airport and military radar, substations, transformers, computers and appliances.

"In his autobiography Going Somewhere Andrew Marino PhD., J.D. recounts this contentious 40-year history from the intimate perspective of a key participant, concluding that EMFs, which invariably cause changes in brain waves, can ultimately affect the immune system and lead to a wide variety of disease states."

When I do my clearing work with clients, EMF's almost always come up as a problem that needs to be cleared.  When I clear the energy in homes, again I find EMF's are everywhere often leading to problems with sleep, eating, moods and behaviors especially in young children who are so susceptible. 


So I'm excited to tell you about GIA Wellness. They have a unique technology that helps protect you and your family from these dangerous EMF's. My favorite product is a plug-in EMF disruptor called the Harmonizer. It nutralizes EMF's in a 60 sq.ft. area from computers, wiring, cell phones, wireless land line phones, microwaves, etc. People report
  •  Feeling less stressed, more focused and more energized in the home and office
  •  A positive behavioral change in family and even pets
  • Much improved sleep
You can read about the Harmonizer, the cell phone disk, products for your computer and even beautiful disks you can wear at this site.

As always, I wish you well and I'm here to help.

Mary
www.thejoyofbeingwell.com

Monday, January 23, 2012

It's all in your head?

The wonderful American Monk, Burt Goldman, wrote the words below.  We are only beginning to realize how powerful our minds are.

"If someone put a gun to your head and said, "Run a marathon in the next 24 hours or I'll shoot", what would you do?

You'd probably start running. And even though you may be unfit, you would complete that marathon. The human body is fully capable of it. You may not have record time, but you'd complete it. 

Now here's the funny thing. AFTER completing that marathon, even if you chose not to exercise or eat different, your body would behave differently. You'll feel younger, more healthy, slimmer and leaner. 

You see in our collective minds we have come to believe that anyone who can run a marathon is fitter, younger-looking, healthier and slimmer. Your body would actually take on those properties to abide by your believes about running a marathon.  Your experience shifted your Inner Identity of WHO YOU ARE. That shift causes real changes to start occurring in your life.  (no different from the placebo effect observed in medicine) " Read the rest here.

So many possibilities. Remember always you are limitless.

Be well,
Mary
http://www.TheJoyofBeingWell.com

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Away from home and sick

(The following went out to our son away in college when he came down with the flu. Its miserable being sick anytime, but especially when you are away from home for the first time. As I wrote this I realized that others might benefit from some of the ideas here so I decided to share. Hope you have a healthy winter. )
Hi,
I sure hope you are feeling better. We would really like to see you stay healthy and you have all the tools you need  at your disposal.
  1. Sanitation - since many germs including the dreaded mono and hepatitis germs are spread via sharing drinks or dirty cups, you can use the microwave to sterilize containers (non metal of course) Just add some water to the container and process on high for 1 minute or just until the water boils. This is also a great way to disinfect wash cloths and sponges. Frequent hand and hand towel washing is essential too.
  2. Prevention - we have to get beyond the idea that nutrition doesn't matter and when you get sick is when you think about vitamins. Such a waste of time - being sick that is.  You have Body Balance which has been proven to boost the immune system exponentially so you do not get sick or get a much milder illness. Add Vit D-3 and Vit C (they both work better when you combine them) and you will be almost unstoppable. You need to take enough though. If you have not taken D for a while - take 4-6 pills a day (20,000- 30.000IU). After a week or two, drop down to 3 pills a day. Take 1-2grams of VitC (one Vitali-C) daily and you should be good to go. We have put you on an autoship of 2 bottles of Body Balance and one Vitali-C monthly. They will be shipped to the dorm. This allows 2oz (shot glass) of BB and one V-C daily. Double that or more for a while till you feel better.
  3. Healing - at the first sign of illness ie. fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, sneezing, etc; add Tahebo and Silver - 1 dropper each every hour until you feel better. Get EXTRA SLEEP. I know some think that going out in the cold does not make you sick - and they are partly right. What makes you sick is getting chilled (you shiver, feel cold) when you body is already harboring a virus or bacterial infection. What happens is the resources/energy that were being used to fight the infection now have to go to warming the body - its a survival priority. So the bug gets a free pass and takes over. Your body's best offense is to create a fever to kill the bug. You can help by getting extra warm with clothes and blankets or a hot shower/bath. Stay warm. Use a hot water bottle and lots of blankets. Help your body to kill the bugs - don't try to cool the fever with n-saids unless you are fighting a headache or the fever is very high (104). Sweat it out! Drink lots of water to stay hydrated!!!
  4. Avoid sugar (save it for special treats) because your immune system is immediately impaired when sugar enters the bloodstream. Many artificial sweeteners have the same effect. So if you eat or drink something sugary when you have picked up a bug somewhere then you go out in the very cold weather, you have a recipe for disaster. Of course the precautions above will surely help.
  5. Rest - even a 10 or 15 minute break where you completely relax, eyes closed, and sink into a bed or chair will do wonders to recharge the immune system and help it catch up in the germ warfare. Do this a couple of times a day and you will be unstoppable.

So feel better soon and know that we are here to help in any way we can.

Love you and please stay in touch.
Mom