Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Low Oxygen / Hypoxia Speeds Cancer Growth?

The subject of hypoxia or low oxygenation is a subject very close to my heart.  Hypoxia to the brain has proven to be a huge factor in many cases of autism.  In fact hyperbaric oxygen & other oxygen therapies are big in the autistic community.  Personally we love the liquid oxygen supplement cellfood as a cheaper alternative to these more expensive therapies.

I recently read an article about coffee causing severe hypoxia to the brain.  It made me wonder if my daughter's caffeine therapy as a preemie perhaps set the stage for my daughter to later develop autism.

I stumbled upon the greatest article Low Oxygen Levels Could Drive Cancer Growth, Research Suggests.  It was based on scientific research done by the University of Georgia.  Perhaps this research which start to pave the way for less invasive and harmful cancer treatments.  It might also start to give natural oxygen therapies some of the attention it deserves!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Ab Fab Juicy... Another Tasty Juice Recipe

We're naming this juice...  Ab Fab Juicy because it was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!  With every sip came a MMMMMM oh that IS SO GOOD!  We have some left over which will be lovely in the morning...

4 Small Celery Ribs
3 HUGE Carrots (About 6 medium or 8-10 small)
1 HUGE Beet (Without Greens)
2 Large - Gourmet Size Golden Delicious Apples
2 Cubes of Ginger (Wishing I had used 3)

It tasted very similar to my very favorite (Pretty in Pink) although I was just using up what I had on hand.  We got a GREAT deal on Golden Delicious Apples at our local farmers market.  They grow these amazingly huge mutant root vegetables.  Carrots & Beets that I swear must weight a pound a piece!

We are so lucky to have such great produce close by for cheap.  Thank you...  Thank you... farmers who do back breaking work so we can keep our juicers & blenders whirling making tasty healthy liquid gold!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Watch Your Words or SHUT Your Mouth! - 2013 New Year's Resolution 1

What If Your WORDS Were to INSTANTLY Manifest?!  

This past year I have seen far too much of the harvest of carelessly sown words.  The spoken word has so much creative power that they become seeds sown.  

Some were WORDS sown by myself and some spoken by others.  Sometimes I witnessed someone else’s harvest close to me.  With some diligent bible study on the devastating effects of COMPLAINING + Circumstances = REVELATION on SPEAKING RIGHT WORDS!  

Recently I went on VOCAL FAST where I remained silent for several days.  It was something I felt the Lord calling me to for way too long.  I was only able to communicate in writing which gets me into a little less trouble.  It seems for me it is easier to take a little more care with my words when I am writing.  I guess I am more purposeful with what I am SAYING!  The whole exercise was very spiritually maturing and enlightening.

I learned some really interesting things...  First, how quickly it is either learned behavior or just my natural urge to complain, blame or criticize others, and even make excuses.  Another was how much body language matters!  Another realization was how much I LOVE to SING!  But the most important knowledge nugget from the experience was…  EVERYONE should be getting regular healthy doses of encouraging & uplifting WORDS.  However, many of us have limited experience with hearing or speaking them.  There aren't a whole lot of role models showing us in modern society - All the more reason to be a blessing and why it is so important!  Lastly, not to underestimate the “Mad Mom Look” when kids are misbehaving :-)

This year I want to use my mouth for sowing positive seeds, praising and speaking words of hope, faith, joy and peace - Ones that encourage and lift up myself, loved ones, family, friends, clients and those who have occasion to serve me.  That’s doable right?!  To get help I’m leaning on his wisdom, and counting on his mercy and grace…

Meditating on these Scriptures...

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth… ~ISAIAH 53:7

And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed ~MARK 1:42

I am quick to listen and slow to speak or to get angry.  If I am angry, I cannot do any of the good things that God wants done ~JAMES 1:19-20

My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are LIFE to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. ~PROVERBS  4:20-22

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man ~MATTHEW 15:18

There are those who speak rashly, like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.  ~PROVERBS 12:18

Considering These Flower Essences to Help Too...

Beech ~ Cherry Plum ~ Chicory ~ Heather ~ Impatiens ~ Willow

Get Over Your Anxiety, Worry or Panic... Fast with Bach Flower Remedies!

Perhaps you are someone who suffers with anxiety or panic.  I am not usually one to be anxious or nervous. However, the day I had to go to bankruptcy court, I woke with my stomach in knots and doing cartwheels.

I was scheduled for court once before but it was SNOWED OUT!  Being from Metro-Atlanta, GA when it snows nobody goes anywhere and the suburbs completely shuts down! Needless to say, it was the climax of an anxious, disappointing and stressful time in my life.

The morning of, my brain kept wanting to imagine every possible negative outcome. It was feeding on fear, misconceptions, and assumptions. I KNEW everything was going to be alright but it didn't ~FEEL~ that way! I had butterflies, a dry mouth, sweaty palms the whole bit. It didn’t take me long to realize the flower essences in Anxiety might just provide the grace I needed to get through it!

After adding them to my water, just that quick, I was completely at peace. I was able to get plenty done and be fully productive that morning instead of stewing in the fear drivenWhat Ifs” & worry of the unknown. I really enjoyed the beautiful unseasonable warm weather that early February day and the drive down town.  I'm not a huge fan of having to go to unknown places in downtown Atlanta. 

I didn’t hit PANIC mode when my GPS dumped me several blocks from the courthouse! I didn’t sweat it when the automated parking machine finally decided on the THIRD TIME to work! I didn’t totally freak out when I had to stop and ask for directions TWICE! Of course to add insult to injury, I was NOT in walking shoes.

Like most people, I have real issues with feeling lost…? I didn’t have a complete melt down after getting stopped by security when I finally got to the courthouse because of the pepper spray on my key chain. I didn’t have a minute to spare! Did I mention that being late is about the only thing that does trigger anxiety for me? I didn’t come completely unglued when they tell me… “Here fill out this form so you can check your keys”! Please Mr. Security Man… Don’t you know I’m already late?

As I look back on the story now, it feels more stressful to me now! :-) I know that I know there is NO WAY I could have kept my cool through the series of stressful events without the flower essence blend -- Anxiety. I can honestly say I enjoyed the day in spite of the drama & heartache it brought.

Sarah, one of our sweet and smart daughters LOVES this flower essence blend when she’s got to give an oral presentation at school! She’s notices a huge difference with getting over her fear, shyness and nervousness.