Monday, November 30, 2009


Essential oils naturally complement yoga by supporting physical and mental strength and focus through the science of aromatherapy. Essential oils are extremely versatile and have many practical applications in yoga, including techniques for complementing pranayama, meditation, relaxation, post-practice, and for cleansing and purifying. Essential oils are also used to activate and balance the energy centers—or Chakra System—of the body.





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Tuesday, November 24, 2009



With daily news reports warning of a Swine Flu pandemic, people are more concerned than ever about how to protect themselves and their families.

Here are just a few helpful hints on how to combat H1N1 Swine Flu:

Many nutrients and drugs can help prevent viral infections and hasten their resolution when they do occur.
Nutraceuticals that may protect against flu include vitamin D, garlic (both aged and non-aged forms), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), lactoferrin, zinc lozenges, and melatonin.
Pharmaceuticals that can help combat flu include cimetidine, Tamiflu®, Relenza®, ribavirin, and amantadine.
Individuals who suspect they may have the flu should take action as soon as possible to fight the viral infection. Antiviral medications are typically only effective if initiated within the first 24-48 hours of the onset of symptoms.




With daily news reports warning of a Swine Flu pandemic, people are more concerned than ever about how to protect themselves and their families.


Here are just a few helpful hints on how to combat H1N1 Swine Flu:

Many nutrients and drugs can help prevent viral infections and hasten their resolution when they do occur.
Nutraceuticals that may protect against flu include vitamin D, garlic (both aged and non-aged forms), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), lactoferrin, zinc lozenges, and melatonin.
Pharmaceuticals that can help combat flu include cimetidine, Tamiflu®, Relenza®, ribavirin, and amantadine.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I personally find the benefits of yoga far exceed the frustration of fitting it in my life or even being challenged to execute the asanas (positions) exactly the way the yoga instructors does. My personal practice is 1 day a week and Bikram is my preference. I go Sunday morning at 9am or 10am, depending on how early I feel to get out of the bed, and that's only because Sunday is the 1 day in the week that I'm dedicated to getting up because I want to not because I have to.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009


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Monday, November 2, 2009


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Saturday, October 31, 2009


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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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Friday, October 23, 2009


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Friday, October 16, 2009



Here are a couple more recommendations I have for combating the flu. First and foremost, eliminate fast foods, sugar and highly processed foods from your diet as they deplete your immune system and your body. Secondly, supplement your diet with all the essential 90 nutrients that your body requires to function properly. There are also two other Young Living products that I recommend: K & B for its ability
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Candles that emit carcinogens:
from: Care2 written by Melissa Breyer

As the days start their slow climb toward the winter solstice I always find myself lighting more and more candles to compensate for the diminishing sunlight. I love the warmth and flicker of light they can infuse a room with, rooms otherwise flat by the increasingly muted autumn and winter skies. Yet while candles can create a lovely mood, some types also create toxic emissions that are hardly worth the ambiance.

The candle culprits? Paraffin wax candles. These candles, which are made from petroleum, are a source of known human carcinogens and indoor pollution, researchers said in a study presented last month at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting in Washington, D.C. In the study, R. Massoudi and Amid Hamidi found that candles made from beeswax or soy, although more expensive, are safer because they do not release potentially harmful pollutants.

“An occasional paraffin candle and its emissions will not likely affect you,” Hamidi said in a news release from the American Chemical Society. “But lighting many paraffin candles every day for years or lighting them frequently in an unventilated bathroom around a tub, for example, may cause problems.” Hamidi also said that some people who believe they have an indoor allergy or respiratory irritation may actually be reacting to pollutants from burning candles. They noted that ventilation can help reduce the level of pollutants in closed rooms–but I say, better yet: switch to a healthier alternative!

Another part of the healthy candle discussion is centered around fragrance–synthetic fragrance, by which the majority of candles are made fragrant by. A study performed by the EPA found that numerous potentially hazardous chemicals are commonly used in synthetic fragrance, including acetone, benzaldehyde, benzyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, camphor, ethanol, ethyl acetate, limonene, linalool, and methylene chloride.

So, your best bet? Unscented, 100 percent beeswax candles with a cotton wick are the safest option–but aren’t suitable for vegan candle-lovers who should opt for unscented soy-based candles. There are also a number of other vegetable wax based candles on the market; just make sure you are avoiding paraffin and synthetic fragrance

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Thursday, October 15, 2009


From my Favorite health awareness website..

Exercise Minimizes Weight Re-Gain After Weight Loss
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Oct 09, 2009 (Voice of America News/ContentWorks via COMTEX) -- DATELINE: Durham, North Carolina

Paul MacLean raises a lot of fat rats. MacLean is a professor at the University of Colorado's School of Medicine where he studies the metabolisms of rats to learn about the metabolisms of people.

He says one of the biggest problems doctors face in treating fat patients, is getting them to keep weight off after they've lost it. MacLean's fat rats may hold a clue as to why that's so.

The experiment called for rats to eat like people

MacLean says the best way to learn about gaining weight is to get rats to act as much like people as possible.

"We give them too much fat, and we put them on an energy restricted low-fat diet just like humans go through," MacLean said.

"Once we have a weight reduced rat, we model the holidays and allow them to go off of their diets and we look at various aspects of their metabolism," he added.

After allowing the rats to gorge on food and regain weight, MacLean divided them into two groups. One group remained sedentary. The other exercised daily.

After weight loss, exercise suppresses appetite

What MacLean found was that when he exercised the animals by giving them a daily bout of treadmill exercise, similar to what a lot of people do, it changed their metabolism.

"It lowered their hunger that they were experiencing on a daily basis," MacLean said. "And it reduced the amount of weight gain early on, as they relapsed to obesity and ultimately lowered the body weight. So it changed their biology," he said.

MacLean added that the exercising rats didn't stay thinner because they were burning calories every day. That might have played a part in their weight control, he said, but the exercise program actually changed the biological drive to eat, and suppressed it.

"We were changing how they regulated body weight," he explained. MacLean says that may mean exercise can help people stay on their diet and resist the temptation to, "succumb to those biological urges of hunger pains that they feel on a daily basis after they've lost weight."

Of course, MacLean pointed out, people are different from rats; humans don't just eat because they're hungry. They eat to socialize, or when they see delicious looking food or when others pressure them to just try a little bite. But he said, people could react just like rats in that when they exercise, they might keep that weight off.

MacLean's research is published in the American Journal of Physiology " Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Just read this article from one of my favorite websites, and in addition found that the subject matter gave me more insight into a food that happens to be great for me, simply because I'm a 'O' blood type. Read on.

Abuja, Sep 18, 2009 (Daily Trust/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- Nuts generally have become popular as all round source of nutrition and are favoured by those who exercise regularly as a good source of protein and energy. Walnuts which are popularly known as awusa or asala in Yoruba, arinsa in Igbira add extra nutrition, flavor and crunch to one's meal.

These nuts, which are harvested in December and are available all year round come from an ornamental tree that is highly priced for its beauty. The walnut kernel consists of two bumpy lobes that look like abstract butterflies. The lobes are off white in colour and covered by a thin, light brown skin. They are particularly attached to each other while the kernel is enclosed in round or oblong shells that are brown or black in colour and they are hard.

Although the nuts are said to have a high fat content, it plays a role in the provision of a balance diet; with beneficiary nutritional contents covering all the important food groups.

When it comes to their health benefits, walnuts definitely are regarded as a "brain food" not only because of the wrinkled brain like appearance of their shells but because of their high concentration of omega 3 fats.

A nutritionist, Dr Kabir az-Zubair, Director, Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics of National Biotechnology Development Agency, Federal Ministry of Science & Technology, said the human brain is made up of more than 60% structural fats and for the brain cells to function properly, these structural fats need to be primarily the omega 3 fats which are mostly found in walnuts.

"Walnut is an excellent source of omega 3 essential fatty acids, a special type of protective fat the body cannot manufacture. It has many health benefits ranging from cardiovascular protection, to the promotion of better cognitive function and the anti-inflammatory benefit that is useful for Asthma patients, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory skin diseases such as Eczema and psoriasis; walnuts also contain an anti-oxidant compound called ellagic acid that supports the immune system and appears to have several anti-cancer properties," he said.

These nutritious nuts are also important source of monounsaturated fats amounted to 15% of the fats found in walnuts so adding it to ones diet is an important step in improving cardiovascular health. Studies on the dietary value of walnut show that increasing the dietary intake of walnuts as favourable effects on high cholesterol levels and other cardiovascular risk factors.

In addition to their heart protective monounsaturated fats, walnuts concentration of omega-3 essential fatty acids is also responsible for the favourable effects walnut consumption produces on cardiovascular risk factors.

Omega-3s benefit the cardiovascular system by assisting in preventing erratic heart rhythms, making blood less likely to clot inside arteries (which is the proximate cause of most heart attacks) and improve the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol to potentially harmful (LDL) cholesterol. Omega-3s also reduce inflammation, which is a key component in the processes that turn cholesterol into artery clogging plaques.

Walnuts also contain relatively high levels of L-arginine, an essential amino acid which becomes a special import in hypertensive persons. Human body according to experts converts l-arginine into nitric oxide, a chemical that helps keep the inner walls of blood vessels smooth and allows blood vessels to relax. Since individuals with hypertension find it difficult to maintain normal nitric oxide levels which may also lead to other significant health issues such as diabetes and heart problems, walnuts can serve as a great addition to their diets.

In a research published by the British Journal of Nutrition which identified several nuts among plant foods with highest total antioxidant content, suggests that walnuts and chestnuts have the highest antioxidant content of tree nuts with walnuts delivering more than 20mmol antioxidant per 3ounces (100gm).

The research concluded that, consumption of nuts at least 4 times in a week showed a 37% reduced risk of coronary heart disease while each additional serving of nuts per week shows 8.3% reduced risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease, intake of a handful of walnuts at least 4times in a week is recommended for persons suffering from these diseases.

Prevention and control of high blood pressure is also one of the benefits derived from eating walnuts because it is gathered that individuals whose diets provide greater amount of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid have lower blood pressure than those who consume less and walnuts has been identified as an excellent source of this essential fats.

It also improves the cholesterol profile in persons with type 2 diabetes. In patients with type 2 diabetes, a daily ounce of walnuts in a diet in which 30% of calories came from fat related into a significant improvement in subject's cholesterol profile. The nuts are found to reduce levels of several molecules that promote atherosclerosis.

Preventing gallbladder disease may be as easy as having a handful of walnuts as part of ones diet or tossing some walnuts on salad because it helps in prevention of gallstones in women. For a better night sleep, sprinkling ones dinner with a handful of walnuts is good because it is a source of bio-available melatonin - a hormone produced by the pineal gland, which is involved in inducing and regulating sleep and it's also a powerful antioxidant in bio - available form, making the perfect evening meal for a natural good night sleep.

Apart from the dietary benefit of walnuts, straw-coloured clear oil can also be extracted from fresh walnuts which must be protected from the light and oxidant agents because it becomes rancid easily. This oil is used as a tonic for children and aged people as well as a dry agent for painting for the rapidity by which colours dry in it.

The nutritional value of walnuts can be likened to that of cheese because of its high content of proteins and fats. Walnuts have a high source of essential unsaturated fatty acids such as alfa-linoleic acid and their contents in proteins and vitamins are good, especially in vitamins B and E groups.

Maintenance of healthy levels of melatonin is important for everyone over the age of 40 since the amount of the hormones produced by the human body decreases significantly as humans age. This reduction in antioxidant protection may be related to the development of free radical related diseases later in life; thus walnuts are highly recommended for everybody for healthy living.

by Romoke W. Ahmad ( contributing writer)

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009


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Consumers are wasting billions of dollars a year on billions of gallons of bottled water in large part because advertising spin has led them to believe that water in a bottle is safer or better than tap water.

Truth is, tap water generally is just as safe, clean, and healthy as bottled water, and in many cases more so. In fact, the federal government requires far more rigorous and frequent safety testing and monitoring of municipal drinking water. The Environmental Protection Agency requires that utility companies test municipal water hundreds of times per month, while the Food and Drug Administration requires only one water test per week by bottling companies.

Bottled water causes many equity, public health, and environmental problems. Beverage companies often take water from municipal or underground sources that local people need. As much as 40 percent of bottled water comes from the tap. Producing plastic bottles uses energy and emits toxic chemicals. Transporting the bottled water spews pollution into the air, adding to global climate change.

Taking Back the Tap Helps Your Health, Your Pocketbook, and Our Environment
By turning to your home tap, you’ll avoid the arsenic, microbes, toxins, and other pollutants that tests have found in various bottled water brands. What’s more, you’ll face less risk of exposure to chemicals that could leach from the plastic bottle into the water.

Turning to tap water could help you save money, as well. Tap water costs about $0.002 per gallon compared to the $0.89 to $8.26 per gallon charge for bottled water.

Giving up bottled water also helps our environment. Annual production of the plastic (PET or polyethylene) bottles to meet U.S. consumer demand for bottled water takes the equivalent of about 17.6 million barrels of oil, not including the cost of transporting the bottled water to consumers. That more or less equals the amount of oil required to fuel more than one million vehicles on U.S. roads each year. Worldwide bottling of water uses about 2.7 million tons of plastic each year. And in the end, about 86 percent of the empty plastic water bottles in the United States land in the garbage instead of being recycled.

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Women: Be mindful of your Soda Drinking

At a picnic this weekend, I listened as an extended family member nagged at kids to stay away from the cola and other types of soda pop being served. “They rot your teeth,” one grandmother admonished her grandkids. But she herself was drinking a big glass of Diet Pepsi, and didn’t seem aware of the irony of her pronouncement: It’s actually older women who are most at risk of health problems from drinking cola and other fizzy soft drinks.

Every six months or so, it seems, a new warning comes out about the dangers of drinking too much soda. And you may feel you’ve heard it all. But a couple of new studies have led experts to begin calling for a public health campaign to warn women about cola consumption.

Women are at greater risk of osteoporosis, or bone thinning, as they get older. Most of us already know that. But many people don’t realize that drinking a lot of cola and other soft drinks increases osteoporosis risk — or causes the disease to progress faster. The phosphoric acid that makes fizzy drinks fizz actually eats away at bone, making it more porous.

This news, while worrying, has been known for a while. But now scientists are sounding the alarm that soft drinks weaken muscles as well as bones. According to a new study, drinking large amounts of cola (the study focused on people who drank two quarts or more a day) causes potassium levels in the blood to fall, which can lead to a severe deficiency. And potassium deficiency, as athletes know, makes you feel weak and dizzy, and causes muscles to atrophy.

Researchers aren’t sure yet exactly how soft drinks are causing the potassium deficiency; they theorize that flooding the kidneys with caffeine and sugar causes them to filter out too much potassium from cells. This is a dangerous double whammy for older women, who have a higher risk of falling and hip fracture than men do.

Of course, the real message health and nutrition experts are trying to convey is that we need more calcium and other bone- and muscle-building nutrients in our bodies, and fewer empty calories.

So what to do when soda’s out but you’re thirsty and milk just won’t cut it? Try water, lemonade, or iced tea.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Dr Oz says: The Nose Knows

The Nose Knows
By the end of the 2-week study, the people who had sniffed peppermint every couple of hours during the day had also consumed fewer calories and eaten less fat, less saturated fat, and less sugar than the nonsniffers did. Bonus: Peppermint also reduces feelings of hunger. Here's another scent that may help curb your appetite.

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Get Off the Bottle and on the Filter
posted by Megan, selected from Positively Green Sep 17, 2009

Last year Americans spent 15 billion dollars on bottled water and the sales estimate for 2007 is 16 billion dollars. One can argue that it’s money down the drain because the truth has been watered down by some of the largest bottlers. About 24% of bottled water is just filtered tap water; like Aquafina and Dasani.

You can achieve exactly the same quality of water by installing a filter on your faucet at home. If the cost ($100 or less) of purchasing a filter for your home causes you to hesitate, consider this; you can buy a half-liter of bottled water for $1.35. If you filled this same bottle with filtered tap water once a day, it would take roughly 10 years before you spent that $1.35. However, if you purchased one bottle of water every day, after 10 years you will have spent $4,927.50.


Besides the incredible savings that you get with filtered tap water, there are environmental and socially responsible reasons that just strengthen the case for the tap.

Environmental Reasons - Plastic is a petroleum based product. The pollutants associated with the manufacture and transportation of these plastic bottles is unnecessarily damaging to the environment. Of the 50 billion plastic water bottles used last year, about 38 billion went straight to landfills. The plastic in those landfilled bottles is worth around $1 billion. 12 billion bottles were recycled, but remember that plastic doesn’t recycle into the same quality plastic. It can only be recycled a finite number of times before it can no longer be recycled.

Socially Responsible Reasons - Like other water from pristine ecosystems, Fiji bottled water is collected from natural sources and shipped halfway across the earth to the US where we already have clean drinking water in every home. Unfortunately, Figi doesn’t have a great public water system and last year Figians fell ill with typhoid casued by contaminated drinking water. When over 1 billion people in the world don’t have access to safe drinking water, buying bottled water with all its associated financial, environmental and social costs seems irresponsible – especially when a home filter gives you the same or better quality water than bottled water.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Showerheads a Breeding Ground for Dangerous Bacteria

From one of my favorite health informing websites:

Study: Showerheads a Breeding Ground for Dangerous Bacteria
Chicago Tribune


CHICAGO - If your morning shower doesn't wake you up, this sure might: Dangerous bacteria may be spraying out of your showerhead, right into your face, according to a new study.

Healthy people probably don't need to worry. But the opportunistic microbes, which thrive in the most, dark and wet environment of a showerhead, might cause problems if you're pregnant, a substance abuser or otherwise immune compromised with cystic fibrosis, cancer, AIDS or a recent organ transplant, the researchers said in the findings published in this month's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The main culprit is an organism called Mycobacterium avium, a relative of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis. M. avium infections are increasingly common, perhaps because we take more showers than baths. Unlike baths, showerheads deliver the microorganisms as aerosolized particles that are small enough to be inhaled into the lungs.

The research team from the University of Colorado, which previously warned us that M. avium was lurking in the soap scum on vinyl shower curtains, sampled 45 showerheads in homes, apartments and public places around the country. They found that the showerheads don't just harbor the potentially infectious microbes; they enrich their growth.

Unfortunately, showerheads have nooks and crannies that make them hard to clean. Products with bleach can temporarily remove many microbes, but they just grow back. An all-metal showerhead, which microbes have a hard time grabbing, might be a good option if you're immune compromised, the researchers said.

Filtered showerheads could be replaced weekly. Or try bathing, which won't splash microbes into the air as much as showers.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Finding a good mix to the foods you eat together can help the body break down foods and digest nutrients properly. Too many carbohydrates taken with protein, like meat and potatoes, can be hard for the body to break down leaving you feeling as if food is just sitting on the gut. Proteins should be mixed with vegetables, meat and a salad. The body will be able to break it down easily and the proper amount of nutrients will be absorbed.
Eat to your health and to better eyesight, these food sources of the antioxidants (carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc):
• Vitamin E: whole grains, vegetable oil, eggs, nuts
• Zinc: Meat, poultry, fish, whole grains, dairy products
• Beta carotene: Carrots, kale, spinach
• Vitamin C: Citrus fruits and juices, green peppers, broccoli, and potatoes
Because Vitamins C and E may also help to inhibit the development or progression of cataracts.
And other elements potentially important nutrients include two related carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin; vitamins C and E; and docosahexanoic acid, or DHA, found primarily in fish oil.



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Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Contrary to the advice you’ve heard ad nauseum for the past 20 years, according to Walter Willett, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard University’s School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, you should go for the full fat dressing on your salad and forget about the low-fat or non-fat options, at least if you are concerned with heart disease.

Are you confused? Dr. Willett understands just how confused most people are by the amount of contradictory diet and nutrition information that is available on the internet. You can basically find support for diametrically opposed views and every possible position in between. In the area of nutrition and diet, he says, “there is no shortage of beliefs and strong opinions. It’s like religion in many ways.”


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009



Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never
be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Relaxation and Exercise
Summer is often a time for serious play, time off and deep relaxation. Many of us use the summertime to rebuild our reserves for the rest of the busy year. In our work-crazed society we can lose sight of the benefits of slowing down and taking time to rest. Now that summer is in full swing, it’s time to enjoy the restorative powers of reconnecting to your body through movement and relaxation.

Summer is a unique time of year when we can do both our relaxation and our movement out in nature. Take a nap in a hammock and enjoy the smell of freshly cut grass. Go to the park and meditate or read under a favorite tree. One of the
greatest places to rest in the summertime is by the water. There is something magical and restorative in water, and we naturally crave to be near it, by it or in it. Heading to the water, whether it is the beach, a lake or a kiddie pool, can be relaxing and rejuvenating.

Just as much as the body loves to relax, the body loves to move. Even though our body is healthiest when it is getting
appropriate physical activity, we often feel dread and boredom when we hear the word “exercise.” Think for a moment of what type of movement you would consider fun as opposed to torturous. Perhaps you loathe the idea of a gym, but miss taking dance classes. Maybe you secretly want to try yoga or rollerblading. You could play touch football with your kids, walk with a neighbor in the mornings or go for a swim. The summer offers so many choices – it’s simply up to you to choose which style of
movement excites you. Your heart will thank you, your soul will be gratified, your limbs will be more fluid and you’ll sleep better at night.

Whether you are relaxing, exercising or both, notice that being outside in nature has a profound way of quieting
the mind and reconnecting us to ourselves. Often this relaxation and peace of mind are what our bodies crave the most. So while summer is with us, strap on your sandals and enjoy to the fullest the rich elements of sun, wind and water and the nourishment that they bring.

Food Focus: Water
Most of us are aware of the importance of drinking enough water. Getting our daily requirement of water helps our organs perform their functions, keeps our skin clear and hydrated and allows physical action in our bodies to flow smoothly. Even with this knowledge, it can still be challenging to drink all the water our bodies deserve daily. In the summer, when we tend to play hard, sweat and spend prolonged time in the sun, drinking plenty of water is critical. Those who are not drinking enough may experience poor digestion, sluggish thinking, skin breakouts, headaches, bad breath and general fatigue.

To start your day right, set a large glass of water by your bed each night and drink it when you wake up. When the first thing that flows through your body each morning is water, it pulls out toxins left over from the previous day and freshens your system for the day ahead. Keep a bottle of water accessible throughout the day, whether you are on the go or at a desk.
Having one close by will remind you to take a sip when thirsty. The first sip will usually let you know how much more water you need. A sip or two may be enough, or you may need a big glass. If you drink most of your daily water before early evening, you most likely will not be thirsty before bed. This is good, because drinking before
bed and then waking to use the bathroom disturbs your peaceful night’s sleep.

What about quality? Some people like bottled water, while others prefer filtered water. The key is to like the taste of the water you are drinking, and the water should agree with your body. If the taste of plain water is unappealing, experiment to see how you can make it tasty and drinkable. Try adding a few mint leaves, a wedge of lemon, a sprig of parsley, slices of cucumber, a twist of lime or a squeeze of orange to make water more tempting, or to jazz up your routine. Also, drinking tea or juice and eating raw fruits and vegetables contribute to the hydration process. So, splash in the waves, swim in the sun, drink plenty of water and enjoy the summer fun!

Recipes of the Month:

Sun Tea
Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 24 hours
Yield: 2 liters

3-4 tea bags of your choice

1. Fill an extra-large mason jar with water, add 3 or 4 of your favorite tea bags and cover with lid.
2. Place in sun for one full day and let the shining rays pour in heat and energy, bringing out the wonderful tea
3. Sweeten if so desired with natural sweetener and serve at room temperature or cold over ice.
Note: Garnish with mint leaves or lemon wedge.

Ginger Drink
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 24 hours
Yield: 6-8 servings

1 pound fresh ginger root
2 quarts water
juice of 2 limes
maple syrup or agave nectar to taste

1. Thinly peel the fresh ginger, grate and mix with water in a large saucepan.
2. Bring to a boil and simmer for 4 minutes. Cover the pan, turn off the heat and leave
for 24 hours.
3. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve.
4. Add the lime juice and maple syrup or agave. Stir until dissolved. Serve chilled.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wine and Cheese Soiree

My New York/New Jersey fellow Twitters:

Come join me for at a Wine and Cheese Soiree this Sunday June 26th 5pm-6pm at the brand new Therapy Wine Bar.

Therapy Wine Bar
364 Lewis Avenue bet. Macon and Halsey Streets
Brooklyn New York

"A" train to Utica Avenue

Looking forward to seeing you

Stephanie Arit

Monday, July 20, 2009


Turmeric. So, will a little Indian curry help your brain? The chemical curcumin that makes turmeric yellow appears to activate a key antioxidizing enzyme that reduces plaque buildup. It also is an anti-inflammatory that fights some cancers and multiple sclerosis.

Saffron fights depression in humans, as well as improving learning and memory in animals. Saffron twice daily was as effective as Prozac in treating mild to moderate depression, according to a 2005 study in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology.

Sage, the aptly names herb, is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Chinese sage root contains compounds similar to Alzheimer’s disease drugs, and just 50 microliters (.001690 fl oz) of sage oil extract significantly enhanced memory, according to research in Pharmacological Biochemical Behavior. Sage is a great addition to salads, in soups, even on pizza. It tastes and smells better fresh.

Cinnamon. A whiff of cinnamon boosts your brain. Even cinnamon-flavored gum enhances memory, visual-motor speed, recognition, attention, and focus. Cinnamon is a wonder spice: it helps to regulate sugar levels; reduces proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells; reduces clotting of blood platelets; acts as a antimicrobial, which means it helps with yeast infections; contains the trace mineral manganese and is a very good source of dietary fiber, iron, and calcium. Try some apples and cinnamon for a snack–especially for your kids before homework.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


The man who does things makes many mistakes, but he never makes the biggest mistake of all – doing
-Benjamin Franklin

Try Something New
Summer is finally in fully force, and the living is easy! Do you notice how during summertime everything seems
promising? The plants are in full bloom and the sun feels glorious on your skin. The longer days give you
boundless energy, making you feel like it’s possible to achieve all your desires and dreams. Why not harness
this energy, ride the wave of summer and try something new?

Throughout the year we live at an intense pace (physical, emotional and mental), and we often get stuck in
routine, either for the sake of efficiency or out of fear of unfamiliar territory. The lack of variety in doing the same
things over and over stagnates not only our minds, but also our bodies and hearts. Hesitant to break your
routine? It is interesting to note that fear and excitement have the same physiological
expression in our bodies; it is our mind that classifies the feeling as either positive or
negative. So the next time you consider a change in routine and your mind says “scary!”
see if you can re-frame it as “exciting!”

What is something you have never done before or that you have wanted to do for a long
time? Choose your own adventure: organize a kayak trip, take a dance class, do some
exotic traveling or set a goal for a new personal challenge. Or try something simple, like
playing flashlight tag with your kids and neighbors or reading in the sunshine. Maybe it’s
time to discover a new vegetable dish or to visit a new town, restaurant or beach.

Whatever adventure calls to you, use this summer to make it happen and enjoy the life
you came here for. Increasing new experiences and excitement in your life can decrease
your need for and dependence on artificial stimulants like caffeine and sugar, leading to more vibrant health.
Watch out for massive improvements in physical well-being, mental acuity and motivation, plus a full portfolio of

Food Focus: Raw and Cooling Salads
Why is it that in the summer we naturally crave more fresh and raw foods? These foods have a cooling effect on
the body. The lightness and high water, fiber and vitamin content work together to act as our internal air
conditioning during these warm months. At this time of year we also need less dense,
high-energy food because we get so much energy from being outside in the fresh air and

There is no better season than summer to have fun creating your own fresh, tasty,
creative salad combinations. By simply tossing together several of your favorite raw
veggies, naked or with a light dressing, you have a perfect meal for a hot summer’s day.

Try your favorite leafy lettuce with various sliced, diced or grated veggies. The possible
combinations are endless. Fresh herbs are a wonderful option to mix in, as they are
packed full of flavor. Experiment with adding diverse forms of protein to your salads, such
as nuts, seeds, beans, tofu, fish or poultry. Pick up a light and healthy dressing at your
local health food store, or mix up something easy, like lemon juice, black pepper and olive

This is a great opportunity to try a new vegetable from your market. What are some creative flavors you’ve
never tried before? Fennel and mint? Daikon radish and arugula? Summer squash with watercress? Whatever
you choose, have fun with your food and stay cool. Happy summer!

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Friday, July 3, 2009


The Myth of Agave as a “Healthy” Sugar Substitute
Agave syrup is neither a natural food nor organic
Fully chemically processed sap from the agave plant is known as hydrolyzed high fructose inulin syrup.
According to Dr. Ingrid Kohlstadt, a fellow of the American College of Nutrition and an associate faculty member at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health:
“[Agave is] almost all fructose, highly processed sugar with great marketing.”
Agave syrup is not low calorie.
Agave syrup is about 16 calories per teaspoon, the same as table sugar.
Agave syrup may not have a low glycemic index.
Depending upon where the agave comes from and the amount of heat used to proc ess it, your agave syrup can be anywhere from 55 percent to 90 percent fructose! (And it’s likely you won’t be able to tell from the product label.)
This range of fructose content hardly makes agave syrup a logical choice if you’re hoping to avoid the high levels of fructose in HFCS (high fructose corn syrup).
And if you’re diabetic, you should know that the alleged benefit of agave for diabetics is purely speculative. Very few agave studies have been docu mented, and most involved rats. There have been no clinical studies done on its safety for diabetics.
Since most agave syrup has such a high percentage of fructose, your blood sugar will likely spike just as it would if you were consuming regular sugar or HFCS, and you would also run the risk of raising your triglyceride levels. It’s also important to understand that whereas the glucose in other sugars are converted to blood glucose, fructose is a relatively unregulated source of fuel that your liver converts to fat and cholesterol.
A significant danger here is that fructose does not stimulate your insulin secretion, nor enhance leptin production, which is thought to be involved in appetite regulation. (This was detailed in one of the most thorough scientific analyses published to date on this topic.)
Because insulin and leptin act as key signals in regulating how much food you eat, as well as your body weight, dietary fructose can also contribute to increased food intake and weight gain.
Therefore, if you need to lose weight, fructose is one type of sugar you’ll definitely want to avoid, no matter what the source is.
Other Dangers of Fructose
In addition, consuming high amounts of concentrated fructose may cause health problems ranging from mineral depletion, to insulin resistance, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and even miscarriage in pregnant women.
Fructose may also interfere with your body’s ability to metabolize copper. This can result in depletion of collagen and elastin, which are vital connective tissues. A copper deficiency can also result in anemia, fragile bones, defects in your arteries, infertility, high choles terol and heart disease, and uncontrolled blood sugar levels.
Additionally, fructose consumption has been shown to significantly increase uric acid. Elevated lev els of uric acid are markers for heart disease. It has also been shown to increase blood lactic acid, especially in diabetics. Elevations in lactic acid can result in metabolic acido sis.
Isolated fructose has no enzymes, vitamins or minerals and can rob your body of these nutrients in order to assimilate itself. Hence, consumption of fructose can also lead to loss of vital minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc.
Other Reasons You Should Steer Clear of Agave
There are very few quality controls in place to monitor the production of agave syrup. Nearly all agave sold in the U.S. comes from Mexico. Industry insiders are concerned agave distributors are using lesser, even toxic, agave plants due to a shortage of blue agave.

There are also concerns that some distributors are cutting agave syrup with corn syrup -- how often and to what extent is anyone’s guess. In addition, the FDA has refused shipments of agave syrup due to excessive pesticide residues.
Agave syrup is not a whole food -- it is fractionated and processed. The sap is sepa rated from the plant and treated with heat, similar to how maple sap is made into maple syrup. Agave nectar is devoid of many of the nutrients contained in the original, whole plant.
Agave syrup is not a live food. The natural enzymes are removed to prevent agave syrup from fermenting and turning into tequila in your food pantry or cabi net.
Agave is, for all intents and purposes, highly concentrated sugar. Sugar and sweet eners wreak havoc on your health and are highly addictive.

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Saturday, June 27, 2009



It is the nature of the human mind to deceive itself into believing what it wants to believe, and one of the greatest deceptions is that ultimate health can be found in a pill. Sorry to burst that bubble, but the only one benefiting from this lie is the pharmaceutical companies who indulge Americans addiction to greasy burgers, fries, sugar, and soda pop. Author Eric Schlosser wrote in Fast Food Nation how, “In 1970 Americans spent about $6 billion on fast food; in 2000 they spent more than $110 billion dollars. Americans now spend more money on fast food than on higher education, personal computers, computer software, or new cars. They spend more on fast food than on movies, books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and recorded music combined.”





Abundance has no limit!

As grand as any achievement may be, it is not the ultimate. Because it opens up new possibilities for even greater achievement. That’s why it makes no sense to be envious or resentful of the accomplishments of others. Those accomplishments each increase the number of opportunities available to you. Rejoice at the success of others and you instill the power of that success within yourself. Be thankful for positive progress and you will become part of that progress. The most successful people are those who encourage and enable others to succeed. Truly appreciate real value and you’ll find new ways to create more value. Abundance has no limit. A life that is richly lived creates much richness in the lives of those all around. Every Achievement you see, see as a beginning. Appreciate the richness that is, and you’ll be creating even more. - Ralph Marston

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Thursday, June 18, 2009


When I have a headache, I don’t reach for aspirin or acetaminophen anymore: Peppermint essential oil relieves the ache in moments.

Instead of over-the-counter pain relievers PanAway essential oil eases the occasional sore muscles and joint pain.

And now, if I’m not sleeping well, I inhale Lavender or Peace & Calming essential oils to relax me without sleep aids.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


African Chickpea Soup

Peanuts were brought to America from Africa, where they are often ground to a paste to thicken and flavor soups and stews. For a spicier soup, use up to 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper, or pass a bottle of hot sauce at the table.
Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté 5 minutes, or until soft and golden. Add garlic, and cook 2 to 3 minutes more, or until garlic is lightly browned.
Blend peanut butter and 1/2 cup broth in food processor to make smooth paste. Blend remaining broth into mixture.
Add paprika, coriander and cayenne to onion mixture, and sauté 1 minute, or until fragrant. Stir in peanut butter mixture, chickpeas and tomatoes. Simmer 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in spinach just before serving.
2 tsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 tsp.)
1/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter
2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. ground coriander
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 14-oz. can diced tomatoes
2 oz. spinach, chopped (about 2 cups)



Lavender Lemonade

Note: please feel free to substitute your choice of healthy sweetener if you desire

From Young Living Cookbook Vol. 1

7 organic lemons, peeled and juiced
2 organic limes, peeled and juiced
14 cups water
1 1/4 cup Blue Agave
1 drop of YL lavender oil
1 drop of YL lemon oil
Mix all ingredients together and chill.
Add more water or Blue Agave, depending
on the size and tartness of
the fruit. Personal tip: I mix all other
ingredients except the lemon oil, then
add lemon oil one drop at a time, stirring
well and tasting after each drop,
until the desired taste. Lemon oil can
be pretty potent when using as food.
Caution - less is more. - Pam Jones




Essential oils for non-invasive therapeutic uses cover the span of unlimited health issues.

Essential Oil Protocol for Autism by Ruby Gibson

I put this protocol together for a family whose 6-year old son, Bryson, was beginning to display signs of Autism after receiving a bundled immunization of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella). Bryson’s symptoms included loss of concentration, inability to make eye contact, blank stare, irritability, being uncooperative, lessened vocabulary and self-soothing rocking. His response to this protcol was so positive that I have decided to include it in Message Scent for other families who have children with autism. Please note that this does not replace the care of a health professional, and please adjust for individual needs, lifestyle and behaviors.
PROTOCOL With this protocol it is very important to double Bryson’s intake of water to help flush out the toxins. Eliminate all white sugar and white flour products. Use agave, honey or stevia instead of processed sugar. Reduce consumption of meat and dairy, and be sure to have him eat lots of organic fresh fruit and raw veggies, like carrot sticks and celery. Lots of unsweetened juice. NO soda, NO ice cream, NO microwaved food, and NO artificial sweetners like ASPARTAME. This cleansing protocol will take from 4-6 months. Be sure to track any changes you notice and stay in touch. We want to eliminate the toxins slowly, so his system does not get overwhelmed. Also, my friend, Carl Janicek, recommended the homeopathic remedy THUJA - 6c or 12c - as an anti-sycotic miasm remedy, but he recommends muscle testing Bryson with it first to be sure it is the correct remedy. You can use this in conjunction with the essential oil protocol below if you choose to use the THUJA.

ESSENTIAL OILS: Brain Power essential oil blend can be applied at the base of Bryson’s head on the occipital ridge, and on the back of his neck. It is also good to apply on temples and around ears, but be sure to keep away from eyes! Apply 2-4 drops daily, once in the morning and once at night. It will help with concentration, focus, and for detoxing the nerve receptors in the brain. Many of the oils in this blend contain high sesquiterpene compounds that have been shown to increase oxygen around receptor sites around the pineal glands, pituitary, and hypothalamus. For brain fog, you can apply a drop on your thumb and put on the roof of his mouth and hold for a moment. This will get the Brain Power directly into his system quickly. (Although it doesn’t taste great and he may complain that it tastes yucky! You can always follow with a teaspoon of honey). Valor is for grounding, strengthening and balancing the energetic and electrical systems of his body, enhancing internal resources. Apply to Bryson’s feet in the evening before sleep to settle him down, or to relax on a stressful day (good for adults too!). It’s good when things feel overwhelming. The affirmation to use with this oil is, “I come from my strength.” JuvaCleanse is a blend for liver detoxification. It is rather strong, and most adults take 3-10 drops in water daily for liver cleansing. But for someone Bryson’s age, it would be better to apply 3-5 drops to the bottom of his feet once a day. Rub in thoroughly. The three oils in this blend will help to support normal liver function, to chelate heavy metals that have stored in his liver, and to help his body more easily process toxins he is eliminating. It takes about 15 minutes for any essential oil applied topically to make its way through the body.

Thieves This a blend to strengthen the immune system. The oils are highly antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-infectious. Good for your entire family as natural antibiotic support. Apply 5-8 drops topically on Brysons’s feet when he begins to feel a flu or cold coming on. More for adults, less for children. You can also put a couple drops in a small glass of warm water and gargle with it to ease a sore throat. This oil can be taken internally, so be sure to swallow the water after you gargle. And you can apply topically over swollen glands to support the lymphatic system. This oil has a warming sensation from the cinnamon and clove oils, and it can be irritating to sensitive skin, so blend with a carrier oil if needed, especially for young children (see note below). Oregano is a single oil that may help respiratory infections, digestion problems, balance metabolism, viral and bacterial pneumonia, respiratory system problems, and strengthen the vital centers. Best taken in capsules. It is fantastic to eliminate colds and flus when taken internally. Use in this Antibiotic Recipe by Dr. Terry Friedmann: Place 9 drops Thieves, 6 drops Oregano and 3 drops Frankincense in a OO capsule, and take 2 caps twice a day for adults. For Bryson half the dose, or if he can’t swallow capsules, apply oil to his feet and then cover with socks for immune system support.

Important Note: If you get essential oils in the eyes or mucous membrane areas, it might sting or burn temporarily. If this does happen, apply a few drops of a good quality vegetable carrier oil, such as olive, almond, apricot seed oil, jojoba, (NO canola oil), around the eyes or place of irritation. This will dilute the action of the essential oil and reduce irritation within a moment or two. Do not apply water, as it will increase the action of the essential oil. MultiGreens is a whole food supplement that will helps to keep Bryson’s pH in a balanced state (which is absolutely necessary for effective detoxing), to bring greens into the blood stream for cleansing and energy, and as a chelator of heavy metals. This nutritious chlorophyll formula is designed to boost vitality by working with the glandular, nervous, and circulatory systems to relieve stress, and promote energy metabolism and glucose utilization. It is recommended by Carl to take a capsule of the VitaGreen and mix into Bryson’s food AFTER cooking, or best is to put the VitaGreen in water or juice and have him drink it if he can handle the flavor. I like it, but he may need to enjoy it in applesauce, etc. It will help pull mercury and other heavy metals from his tissues and into the blood stream for elimination.
K & B is a tincture to assist Bryson’s kidneys while eliminating the heavy metals/mercury. It is formulated to nutritionally support normal kidney function. See directions on bottle, and half for a child dose. If you can have him drink it daily in juice, milk or water, that is best. Additionally, it is important to do all this on a daily basis to be effective, AND take one day a week off for Bryson’s body to rest and integrate, and do not take supplements or oils on this day.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

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Thursday, June 4, 2009


Just when you thought you found one of the few safest sweeteners possible......I get this today from a collegue Julie Webster.

The bottomline: we just need to get used to the authentic sweetness from the original food source.

May’s health tip of the month is brought to you from Dan and Talitha Butterfield. Both have been involved in health and wellness for more than 35 years. I have had the honor of knowing and trusting their insights and knowledge for almost 20 of those years. For more information on them, please visit their website.

Here is what they have to say:
Agave syrup, a refined fructose product is being cleverly marketed in the health food industry as a wholesome, natural, low glycemic sweetener. Even the word “nectar” is deceiving, as if it is dripping fresh from flowers or fruit.

Agave nectar, or more accurately refined fructose agave syrup was created in the 1990’s using technology devised by corn refiners to chemically convert corn starch to corn syrup, known as high fructose corn syrup, the sweetener that has done much to increase obesity, insulin resistance and increased heart disease and diabetes. The main carbohydrate in agave is starch, which, like corn starch, is chemically converted to highly refined fructose.

The sugar that comes from fruit is levulose. The word “fructose” is cleverly used by corn refiners to make you think it is a natural fruit sugar. Fructose is not absorbed like other sugars. It does not go directly into the bloodstream, but instead it goes to the liver where it is converted to triglycerides and fat. “Low glycemic” makes it sound safe. It is anything but safe. High fructose corn syrup is 55% fructose. Agave “nectar” is about 70% fructose.

While refined fructose agave syrup won’t spike your blood sugar levels, it will deplete minerals, inflame the liver, harden the arteries, cause insulin resistance leading to diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease, and may be toxic for use during pregnancy.

So don’t use this unnatural sweetener or “health foods” that contain it. As always, read labels so that you can make informed choices about what you put into your body.
Hope this is helpful. Talitha & Dan Butterfield


A reduced intake of gluten-free meals has eliminated my daughter's myasthenia gravis symtoms and my own environmental allergy symtoms.

Gluten-free Diets Help Many

Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. 05-22-09 WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -
For 20 years, Maurie Ange of El Cerrito, Calif., suffered from chronic belly aches. A decade ago, she was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and told to exercise more and increase her fiber intake. But the pain, bloating and digestive issues continued into her 60s. Finally, four years ago, at the suggestion of an osteopath she was seeing for sinus trouble, Ange went on a gluten-free diet, avoiding everything that contained the protein found in wheat (durum, semolina, spelt, kamut, einkorn and faro), barley, rye, contaminated oats, and a host of products including lipstick, soy sauce and pharmaceuticals. "Ninety percent of my issues are gone," Ange says. "When I fall off the wagon the pain and yuckiness return."

Ange is one of many who has benefited from gluten-free living. Whether they suffer from gluten intolerance, hope to temper the symptoms of autism, or have been diagnosed with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that affects one in 133 adults and is getting overdue attention, they are going gluten-free for good, not as a fad.

It is a lifestyle, that, when approached naturally and under medical supervision, provides relief and bonuses such as avoiding processed and packaged foods. Still, cutting out gluten is difficult. It requires vigilant label reading and a dedication to eating at home. Most American staples such as pizza, pasta, beer and burgers are off limits. On the bright side, the things you can eat - proteins and fruits and vegetables - are good for you. As a result, Pleasanton, Calif., personal chef Claudia Imatt has seen an overwhelming surge in the number of requests for gluten-free menus. "People are requesting it for their ailments," says Imatt, owner of Shall We Dine. "Everything from headaches and weight loss to fatigue, seasonal or wheat allergies and fibromyalgia."

A typical dinner menu emphasizes fruits, greens, proteins and creative spins on rice, corn, beans and potatoes in lieu of wheat-based starches. Imatt struggles to find gluten-free products that meet her standards and don't "break the bank," she says. Overall, she has found that people who come to her for help changing their diet "embrace it and live well. "It's less garbage and less processed foods," she says. "You know where the food is coming from and you can see the ingredients that are in it."

Ten years ago, Kay Junta of Concord, Calif., marched into her general practitioner's office and told him she was so sick she was afraid she would die. The year before, he had diagnosed her with IBS and sent her to a specialist who put her on medication for digestive issues and abdominal pain. But, her health continued to deteriorate. Eventually, she went into malnutrition.

Finally, the doctors performed a blood test and intestinal biopsy. They confirmed the culprit as celiac disease, a multi-system, multi-symptom autoimmune disorder that often mimics the symptoms of other bowel disorders. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, when individuals with celiac disease ingest gluten, the villi, tiny hairlike projections in the small intestine that absorb nutrients, are damaged. Damaged villi do not effectively absorb basic nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Junta, a passionate baker, educated herself and eliminated gluten from her entire diet, reading labels for cross-contamination warnings and seeking out celiac-friendly restaurants.

"I have my life back," says Junta, now 65. "But I still have to be careful. Even a breadcrumb can make me very ill." She has even transformed her favorite cake and cookie recipes by using bean or potato flour and relying on yogurt or applesauce as thickening agents. Her friends can't tell the difference, she says. "It's not rocket science," Junta says of living gluten-free. "Do you want to save your life or do you want to go on being sick? I chose not to be sick." But, not everyone with celiac disease has perceptible gastrointestinal symptoms, which can include fatigue, gas, bloating, abdominal pain or chronic diarrhea or constipation. Unexplained anemia and behavioral changes such as depression are not uncommon. If left untreated, damage to the small intestine can be chronic, causing an increased risk of associated disorders and issues such as infertility, intestinal lymphomas and Dermatitis Herpetiformis, a skin manifestation of celiac disease characterized by blistering, itchy skin. "It can be a very indolent disease," says Gary M. Gray, professor of gastroenterology at Stanford University and director of its celiac management clinic. "There are a lot of people who have food intolerances but many true celiacs have intermittent symptoms or no symptoms. In most patients it's hard to diagnose."

While the cause of celiac disease is unknown, it is genetic and can be triggered by a viral infection, severe emotional stress, pregnancy or childbirth. So if someone in your family has been diagnosed with it or a related autoimmune disorder, it is best to get tested, Gray says. The biggest problem is when people go off gluten on their own and then come in to get tested for celiac or gluten intolerance, he adds. "If they've done it (the diet) for a month or longer, it's likely we can't diagnose it," he says.

Furthermore, he adds, some people gain rather than lose weight as a result of the diet because they load up on fat-laden, gluten-free packaged goods. Like Gray, San Ramon registered dietitian Kathi Nichols doesn't recommend launching into a gluten-free diet without a diagnosis. It's too hard, she says. Nichols, 51, was diagnosed with celiac disease three years ago after seeing numerous physicians for unexplained anemia and dermatitis.

"It is one of the most difficult things I've ever had to do," she says, of going gluten-free. "I thought I could just go to the store and buy anything. But a food manufacturer could suddenly change their recipe and add gluten. So it takes twice as long to do a grocery store trip because you have to read everything. And it's more expensive." The bright side, Nichols says, is that she has discovered food items from different cultures, including a tapioca flour Bolivians use to make rolls. And her disease hasn't kept her from traveling overseas. Quite the contrary. Many celiacs enjoy going to other countries, particularly to England and Australia, where awareness is higher and restaurants are accommodating, Nichols says.

Overall, she advises people to stay focused on what they can eat and remind themselves that there's more to life than diet. "The only place I have not walked into in years is McDonald's," she says, laughing. "Celiac controls my choices, but it doesn't control my life," she says. Lori Crowley of San Ramon, Calif., helped reclaim control of her son's life when she took him off gluten last October. Aidan, 5, suffers from a developmental delay known as sensory integration dysfunction. It affects his ability to balance, process information and discern touch. "He had these moments where he seemed spaced out," she says. "He also had issues with aggression and compliance."

While her son has not been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, Crowley was aware of the research circulating about the link between diet and developmental issues. According to the Autism Research Institute and Defeat Autism Now, some children with autism cannot properly digest gluten. Instead of passing through the digestive system, the protein breaks down into peptides that leak into the bloodstream of children with ASDs and trigger an opiatelike effect in the brain. With help from a friend with a celiac child, Crowley made the transition. And, within two weeks, Aidan had changed.

"The spaciness is gone. So is the aggression," Crowley says. "I think the fog in his brain kind of cleared. It doesn't mean that it's gone away. But we've seen profound improvements." --- RESOURCES The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America provides links to annual conferences, recipes and restaurants that serve gluten-free foods plus other events and support groups. The Celiac Disease Foundation site has a comprehensive section on diet and lifestyle with a downloadable guide for those who have been recently diagnosed with celiac disease. Also includes a list of chain restaurants that accommodate gluten allergies. A menu-planning service that caters to gluten-free families by sending weekly e-mails including 10 customizable meal recipes designed by gluten-free cookbook author Carol Fenster plus tips on baking, entertaining and holiday menus. Fenster also calls out gluten-free brands, which means less label reading.

Gluten-Free Living: A national magazine devoted to living a gluten-free life, from dining in college, maintaining a healthy pregnancy and raising children with gluten allergies. Blog comments on up-to-the-minute gluten-free happenings, like Starbucks' first gluten-free cake. Jacqueline Mallorca. Former San Francisco Chronicle food writer with numerous gluten-free cookbooks, including "The Wheat-Free Cook" (HarperCollins). "The G Free Diet": Targeted to celiacs and those who want to "lose weight or maintain a healthier lifestyle," "The View" co-host Elisabeth Hasselback's new book includes tips on targeting gluten-free food and beauty products, creating gluten-free shopping lists, dining out and maintaining a gluten-free diet during travel. ---

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Just when you thought you found one of the few safest sweeteners possible......I get this today from a collegue Julie Webster.

The bottomline: we just need to get used to the authentic sweetness from the original food source.

May’s health tip of the month is brought to you from Dan and Talitha Butterfield. Both have been involved in health and wellness for more than 35 years. I have had the honor of knowing and trusting their insights and knowledge for almost 20 of those years. For more information on them, please visit their website.

Here is what they have to say:
Agave syrup, a refined fructose product is being cleverly marketed in the health food industry as a wholesome, natural, low glycemic sweetener. Even the word “nectar” is deceiving, as if it is dripping fresh from flowers or fruit.

Agave nectar, or more accurately refined fructose agave syrup was created in the 1990’s using technology devised by corn refiners to chemically convert corn starch to corn syrup, known as high fructose corn syrup, the sweetener that has done much to increase obesity, insulin resistance and increased heart disease and diabetes. The main carbohydrate in agave is starch, which, like corn starch, is chemically converted to highly refined fructose.

The sugar that comes from fruit is levulose. The word “fructose” is cleverly used by corn refiners to make you think it is a natural fruit sugar. Fructose is not absorbed like other sugars. It does not go directly into the bloodstream, but instead it goes to the liver where it is converted to triglycerides and fat. “Low glycemic” makes it sound safe. It is anything but safe. High fructose corn syrup is 55% fructose. Agave “nectar” is about 70% fructose.

While refined fructose agave syrup won’t spike your blood sugar levels, it will deplete minerals, inflame the liver, harden the arteries, cause insulin resistance leading to diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease, and may be toxic for use during pregnancy.

So don’t use this unnatural sweetener or “health foods” that contain it. As always, read labels so that you can make informed choices about what you put into your body.
Hope this is helpful. Talitha & Dan Butterfield

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Young Living Essential Oils for Bug Relief

Nontoxic essential oils for repelling of a variety of bugs:

Ants: Peppermint or citronella essential oil...use 3-5 drops o windowsills, doorways and under sink

Blackflies: Cinnamon oil or turmeric oil...spray or dab on clothing and exposed skin

Cockroaches: Kaffir lime oil or Citrus oil....spray on problem areas ie. under kitchen sink

Mosquitoes: Catnip oil or thyme oil...spray or dab on clothing and exposed skin

Ticks: Lemon eucalyptus Oil....spray or dab on clothing and exposed skin

Prepare spray: dilute 20 drips of essential oil with 1 cup of grape-seed oil and 11/2 cups of purified water and shake well

Source: June 2009 Body + Soul

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009


My grand daughter, who is a chronic allergy sufferer since very early childhood, like myself, was suffering this beautiful pollen fillled weekend. I gently persuaded her to give the neti pot a try, which has been a major saving grace for me since last year. She had not a symtom the rest of the day. She and her Mom promptly went to the health food store and got a neti pot.

Not only does it relieve allergy symptoms, it totally eliminated every possible sign of a cold during the so called "flu and cold season." Here's what Dr. Mercola has to say about Nasal Irrigation or the use of the Neti Pot.

If you have seasonal allergies, hay fever or chronic sinusitis, nasal irrigation is a simple and inexpensive tool that can help relieve your symptoms. Originating in the Ayurvedic medical tradition, nasal irrigation or "jala neti" has been used since ancient times to help gently flush away irritants that cause allergy symptoms and sinus infections.

The goal of the nasal irrigation, which typically is made of a natural saline solution, is to reduce or eliminate the recurrent irritant so your body can be given a chance to heal itself. Oftentimes antihistamines, antibiotics or even surgical interventions are used to treat these conditions but do little to treat their underlying causes, nor their recurrence.

On the other hand, nasal irrigation has showed much promise, not only anecdotally but also in research studies. One recent study in children even found that nasal saline irrigation significantly eased symptoms while lessening the need for medications like steroid nasal sprays.

Nasal irrigation is useful not only for symptom relief when your allergies or sinuses are acting up, but also for routine “cleansing.”

Nasal irrigation has actually been a part of yoga health-oriented "cleaning rituals" for centuries, and practitioners use a neti pot (a small, teapot-like pot) to pour lightly salted warm water into one nostril and then let it run out of the other. Some will also forcefully exhale the water to further cleanse their nasal passages.

This practice proved to be beneficial, as one study of those using daily saltwater nasal irrigation showed it helped to protect against the common cold.
Why is Salt Good for Your Sinuses and More?
Salt -- in its natural form -- has many therapeutic properties when inhaled or used as a soak. Not only are brine baths, which you can make at home by adding a large amount (about 2.6 pounds of salt for a 27-32 gallon tub) of natural, high-quality salt like Himalayan salt to your bathwater, a great way to revitalize your body, but salt rooms are also growing in popularity.

These rooms, which are essentially small rooms covered in salt, originated in Eastern Europe but have made their way to the United States, including to my hometown of Chicago. Visitors sit in the room for a half hour or an hour to simply breathe in the salty air. And anecdotal reports say they’re beneficial for everything from asthma to respiratory infections to stress.

Nasal irrigation, however, is likely beneficial not only because of the therapeutic effects of salt, but also due to the physical flushing that helps remove irritants.

If you are going to use salt in your nasal irrigation I would suggest you avoid using conventional processed salts and instead use a high-quality sea salt or even better Himalayan Salt.
How to Use Nasal Irrigation
Nasal irrigation takes a bit of getting used to, but once you learn the technique you’ll see how simple it really is. To start, you’ll need:
• All-natural Himalayan salt or sea salt
• Filtered or distilled water
• Neti pot or bulb syringe
• Towel or washcloth
The technique, outlined below, may seem unusual at first. However, once learned, you will quickly realize how beneficial it is for sinus problems.
1. Locate a workable container. The neti pot is specially designed with a spout that fits comfortably in one nostril. Alternatives you can use include a bulb syringe, a small flower watering pot, a turkey baster or just a teacup (though the latter will be messier).

2. Fill the container with lukewarm salt water. The salt-to-water ratio is 1 teaspoon sea salt to 1 pint (2 cups) water. Filtered or distilled water is best.

3. Have some tissues within reach for this next part. Over a sink, tilt your head forward so you are looking directly down toward the sink. Insert the spout into your right nostril. It is important that you breathe through your mouth. Turn your head to the right and let water move into the right nostril and exit the left nostril. Normally, you will feel the water as it passes through your sinuses.

It is fine if some of the water drains into your mouth. Simply spit it out and adjust the tilt of your head.

4. After using a cup of water, repeat the above procedure for the other nostril.

5. To finish, expel any remaining water by quickly blowing air out both open nostrils 15 times over the sink. Avoid the temptation to block off one nostril, as doing so may force water into your eustachian tube.
It is important to follow all the instructions very carefully and continue the routine until all your symptoms resolve. This may take three to six months in the case of a chronic infection, so be patient. For acute problems like seasonal allergies, perform the nasal wash up to four times per day until your symptoms improve.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Lavender essential oil is a natural sedative. It
promotes relaxation in your nervous system. At time when you feel stressed or your confidence is low, place 3 drops of pure lavender oil on a soft cloth and inhale deeply.


Natural Solutions magazine
May 19, 2009 article


With so many of us and our children suffering from all manner of health challenges, from behavioral and emotional issues to so-called allergies I thought this bit of info would be a major source of reference.

In products such as perfume, shampoo, fabric softener, bleach, air fresheners, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, soap, hairspray, shaving cream, aftershave, deodorants, nail polish remover, and more, synthetic ingredients are used to create fragrance. Many of these ingredients are toxic and can cause adverse reactions. Look for these ingredients in products containing fragrance and avoid them if you can:

Acetic acid, benzyl ester: Targets nerves and kidneys; possible carcinogen.
Benzyl alcohol: Central nervous system (CNS) depressant.
Diethyl phthalate: Possible risk of congenital malformation in the fetus; targets nerves.
Musk ketone: Increases carcinogenic effects of other materials. Remains stored in blood, fat tissue, and breast milk; crosses placental barrier.
Musk xylene: Carcinogenic in animal studies. Stored in blood, fat tissue, and breast milk; crosses placental barrier.
6-Octen-1-ol, 3,7-dimethyl: Extremely destructive to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract tissues.
Toluene: Carcinogenic, Targets liver, kidneys, brain, or bladder. One of nine major starting materials for synthesis of fragrance chemicals. Addictive.
4-Vinylphenol: Toxic. May impair fertility. Toxic by inhalation. Respiratory and skin sensitizer.
2,6-Xylenol: Toxic. Harmful by inhalation. Material is extremely destructive to upper respiratory system, eyes, and skin. Corrosive.
Acetone: Inhalation causes dryness of the mouth and throat, dizziness, nausea, incoordination, slurred speech, drowsiness, coma in extreme cases. CNS depressant.
Benzaldehyde: Narcotic. Sensitizer. CNS depressant. May cause kidney damage and irritation to the mouth, throat, eyes, skin, lungs, and GI tract, leading to nausea and abdominal pain. Do not use with contact lenses.
Benzyl Acetate: Carcinogenic. Irritating to eyes and respiratory passages. Causes systemic effects through skin. Do not flush to sewer.
Camphor: Irritant and CNS stimulant. Readily absorbed through body tissues. Irritation of eyes, nose and throat, dizziness, confusion, nausea, twitching muscles, and convulsions.
Ethanol: EPA hazardous waste. May cause fatigue and irritating to eyes and upper respiratory tract even in low concentrations. Initial stimulatory effect followed by drowsiness, impaired vision, ataxia, stupor. Causes CNS disorder.
Ethyl Acetate: Narcotic. EPA hazardous waste. Irritating to eyes and respiratory tract; headache and narcosis (stupor); skin drying and cracking; anemia with leukocytosis; and damage to liver and kidneys.
Limolene: Carcinogenic. Irritant and sensitizer. Wash thoroughly after using and before eating, drinking, and applying cosmetics. Do not inhale.
Linalool: This narcotic causes respiratory disturbances and CNS disorder and attracts bees. In animal tests, it was found to cause ataxic gait; reduced spontaneous motor activity and depression; respiratory disturbances leading to death; and depressed frog-heart activity.
Methylene Chloride: On hazardous waste lists. Carcinogenic. Stored in body fat; metabolizes to carbon monoxide, reducing blood�s oxygen-carrying capacity. Headache, giddiness, stupor, irritability, fatigue, and tingling in the limbs. Causes CNS disorder.
a-Pinene: Sensitizer. Damaging to the immune system, irritant to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes.
g-Terpinene: Causes asthma and CNS disorders.
a-Terpineol: Highly irritating to mucous membranes. Aspiration into the lungs can produce pneumonitis or even fatal edema. Excitement, ataxia (loss of muscular coordination), hypothermia, CNS and respiratory depression, and headache.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Heads Up! A Soulful celebration of our Hairitage will be held this Weds, May 20, 2009 at 6pm at the Kumble Theater for Perf Arts at LIU's downtown Bro

Heads Up! A Soulful celebration of our Hairitage will be held this Weds, May 20, 2009at 6pm at the Kumble Theater for Perf Arts at LIU's downtown Brooklyn Campus on Flatbush Ave. b/w DeKalb & Willoughby

The event is free and it's a celebration of Our hair in music, dance, dialogue, film and style featuring

Melba Toliver--the first Black person to anchor a network TV news show, and then banned from the TV studio where she worked for wearing an Afro to cover a story at the White House!
Kathe Sandler
Camille Yarbrough
Majora Carter, environmental activist
Rev. Malika Lee Whitley
Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, actress, comedian, writer
Mireille Long-A-Kong
Farah Jasmine Griffith, professor and writer
Ademola Mandella, founder of Locks n Chops salon
asha bandele, author of the Prisoners Wife and other books
Michaela Angela Davis, editor and activist
Dominique Morrisseau, playright and actress
Fatima Friday
Mten Halsey

For RSVPs contact Khamit Kinks at 718 422 2600