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Take a Detox Bath!

Great blog…full of healthy tips. Enjoy!

How To Take The Perfect Detox Bath

How To Take A Perfect Detox Bath

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Baths are amazing. They’re an easy way to sink into a state of relaxation, unwind and restore your body after all the stress of the day. With a few added boosts from natural ingredients, a regular bath can become something even better: A detox bath.

I know what you’re thinking: I barely have time for a shower, let alone a super-fancy bath! But trust me, taking some time for a detox bath is absolutely worth it.

Think about it: Your body’s pores are dealing with toxins all day, even if you’re not exercising.Sweating is one way of releasing your body from potentially harmful toxins, and detox baths are one way of sweating out toxins while not potentially exposing your body to harmful elements. The process behinds these baths is a version of osmosis. That basically means that toxins are first drawn to the surface of the skin by the bath’s hot water and then cleansed away as the water cools.

In addition to cleansing the body of toxins, a detox bath helps with overall regulation of the body’s processes. Some baths can help regulate the activity of enzymes, while others helpalleviate pain and aid the healing process for those with non-ideal pH levels. Certain detox baths can help with excessive body odor! There things are amazing.

Here’s how you can take the perfect detox bath in your own home:

1. Make sure you are properly hydrated.

A detoxing bath is supposed to be intense, drawing out all sorts of impurities from your body. Making sure you’re well hydrated beforehand will help prevent any unintentional damage to your body during the process.

2. Fill up a very hot bath.

Fill up the tub as much as you can, with the water as hot as you can stand it. This will help the bath be most effective in drawing out toxins.

3. Fill the tub with the active ingredients.

There are many recipes out there for detox baths. It’s up to you to decide what ingredients you’d like to add. This will determine what benefits your body will enjoy from the bath.

Most detox bath recipes contain at least one “harsh” ingredient that actively draws out the toxins. They’re things that you wouldn’t normally think of as bath ingredients, such as bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, or even hydrogen peroxide. They’re balanced out by “soothing” ingredients that lend other benefits. Think ginger, seaweed and (my favorite)essential oils.

4. Sink in and STAY in.

Follow the suggestions of your specific individual detox bath recipe. But it’s typically advised that you stay in your detox bath for at least twenty minutes. You have to give the ingredients time to work on your skin!

5. Dry off and treat your skin gently.

Be very careful getting out of the bath when your time is up. Your body’s just been through a lot. Take time to drink water and let your body recover. You can brush your body down for additional detoxing benefits, but be gentle to your body in general.

Favorite Detox Bath Recipe

Ingredients:

Directions:

Mix epsom salt, baking soda and bentonite clay together. Add essential oils and pour into hot bath water.

Have a happy bath time!

Move a Little!

Great advice for us, as we sit before our computers for hours on end…. Move a Little!

Add a Mini-Workout to Your Workday… and Live Longer

Eating Well and Staying Active While Traveling…Important!

This is a good article from the Independent Traveler blog with some great tips for staying healthy while traveling…Enjoy!

Eating Well and Staying Active While Traveling

bike beach sunsetWithout access to your local supermarket or your favorite Pilates DVD, on your next trip you may find yourself subsisting on fattening restaurant meals and abandoning your usual exercise routine to sit for long hours on planes or buses. Vegetarian, organic, low carb, low cal, low fat — no matter which diet you’re on, there’s a good chance that it went down the tubes on your last vacation.

But believe it or not, it is possible to eat well on a cross-country road trip, to stay active without access to a gym and even to go on a cruise without gaining 5 or 10 pounds. You can eat healthy and stay active no matter what kind of trip you’re taking.

On the Plane

There’s no more captive audience than a plane full of air travelers, particularly those on long international flights. But just because you’re stuck on a plane doesn’t mean you’re stuck eating the congealed meat and starchy sides the airlines call food. (That’s if your airline serves meals at all.)

Your first line of defense against unhealthy airline menus is to bring what food you can from home.Airport security rules prohibit passengers from taking liquids and gels in excess of 3.4 ounces through airport security checkpoints, but solid snacks like bananas, apples, trail mix, nuts, carrots, celery sticks and energy bars should pass muster. Pack a few of these in your carry-on and skip the airline’s salty snacks.

Once you’ve passed through security, anything you buy at the airport may be brought onto your flight, so this is your chance to stock up on bottled water and buy a salad or sandwich to eat on the plane. Many airports have begun adding more healthy dining options to their standard array of fast food; look for dishes with lots of vegetables and fiber, and skip the fried stuff.

In flight, avoid alcohol and soft drinks — both can dehydrate you. Water is always your best bet for staying hydrated and sticking to your diet.

Healthiest Airport Food (and Airport Food to Avoid)

On the Road

Long hours of sitting in the car and eating fast food at every rest stop can derail a diet faster than you can say “road trip.” How can you break the cycle? First, take McDonald’s off the menu. Before you set forth on your journey, fill a cooler with healthy snacks like fruit, raw veggies and sandwiches from home, and then restock your stash along the way with offerings from local grocery stores. Don’t forget the bottled water! (Save money and the environment by purchasing gallon jugs of water to use to refill your bottles.)

raspberries blackberries fruit healthyBypass rest stops and seek out independent cafes and restaurants — not only will you eat better, but you’ll also meet locals and get a better flavor of the town you’re in. For help finding healthy local eateries, try the VegOut app, which offers listings of nearby vegan, vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants. GoodFoodNearYou is another useful app that pinpoints the healthiest menu options at restaurants in your area, including fast food chains.

On particularly long car trips, be sure to stop at least once a day for an exercise break. Check your road map or GPS for nearby national, state or local parks where you can go for a hike, or spend some time exploring a new town or city by foot.

The Eight Best U.S. Road Trips

At the Hotel

When choosing a hotel, look for one that offers a fitness center or pool — and then use it once you get there! Most major booking sites allow you to customize your search to show only hotels that offer certain fitness amenities.

If your hotel doesn’t have a gym, why not bring your own? We don’t advise trying to squeeze a set of dumbbells into your suitcase, but it’s easy enough to pack a resistance band or to download an exercise program onto your MP3 player so that you can work out in your room. (iTRAIN is one of several companies providing downloadable workouts.) As a lower-tech option, you can always jog around the local neighborhood, make your own exercise routine of jumping jacks and squats, or do some early-morning stretches or stomach crunches before heading out for the day.

You may also want to consider booking a hotel room with a kitchenette or even renting a house or apartment so that you can do your own cooking. This will save you money on food and give you more control over your diet.

At Sea

exercise cruise jog jogger alaskaCruise ships have a well-deserved reputation as bastions of gluttony, with food, food and more food available literally 24 hours a day on many ships. Luckily, amid all the pizza, creamy pastas and self-serve ice cream, most cruise lines also offer lighter and healthier options with reduced fat, sodium and/or carbs. Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Holland America and many other lines have eliminated trans fats completely from their dining rooms, and on most ships you’ll find vegetarian and other healthier options clearly marked on the menus.

Along with overeating, cruisers have also traditionally faced the temptation to laze around by the pool instead of staying active — but on today’s ships, there’s no reason not to exercise if you have the motivation. Nearly all modern vessels have a gym and jogging track at the bare minimum, and most also offer a number of fitness classes (yoga, aerobics, etc.) that passengers can take thoughout their cruise.

Newer ships, particularly those in the Royal Caribbean fleet, have everything from ice skating rinks and rock-climbing walls to bowling alleys and boxing rings. But here’s perhaps the simplest way to get in a little extra exercise: don’t take the elevator. Most modern-day mega-ships have so many decks that jogging up or down the stairs every time you need to get somewhere will easily help you burn a few extra calories.

For more information on healthy dining and active onboard options, see 17 Ways a Cruise Can Keep You Healthy.

Off the ship, choose active shore excursions — like hiking or kayaking around a Caribbean island rather than touring it by motorcoach, or snorkeling instead of lying on the beach all day. Do enough physical activity during the day, and maybe you can even treat yourself to an order of late-night room service!

Nine Best Destinations to See from the Water

At Your Destination

The possibilities for active getaways around the world are almost limitless — think skiing in the Alps, horseback riding in Montana or canoeing down the Amazon River. But even if you’re not up for that much outdoor adventure, there’s a lot more you can do than just sit on a bus and passively take in the scenery.

For example, you can see Europe by bicycle with Bike Tours Direct, a clearinghouse for guided and self-guided tours through dozens of countries, including Italy, France, Austria and Portugal. You’ll cycle along scenic river banks, past vineyards and through medieval towns, combining all-day exercise with a more intimate look at the European countryside than you could ever get from the seat of a bus. For more ideas, see Bike Tours and Trips.

eiffel tower paris france woman walking walkA similar opportunity is available for joggers in cities across the U.S. with City Running Tours. Personalized routes take runners through the West Village, along the National Mall or up and down the hills of San Francisco, to name just a few.

Jogging and biking aside, you can’t go wrong with good old-fashioned walking. There’s no better way to experience a city than on foot, so take time to walk between major attractions rather than jumping on a bus or a subway. You’ll experience the flavor of different neighborhoods and be able to duck into any cafe or shop that strikes your fancy along the way.

For info on vacations dedicated to walking or hiking, see Walking Tours and Trips.

A Note on Eating Internationally

We’ve mentioned salads as a great healthy option when you’re on the road, but if you’re in a developing country where your risk of food- or water-borne illness is high, you’ll want to pass on raw fruits and vegetables. Instead, try to find dishes that feature cooked vegetables, and make sure they’re served piping hot. Similarly, while water remains your healthiest beverage option, you’ll want to check that your drinking supply is safe, particularly if you’re traveling in a developing country.

For more information, see Food Safety and Drinking Water Safety.

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–written by Sarah Schlichter

Back to the Tap…

Important!

A Message About Your Water Bottle

October 26th, 2014 by

Aquafina, Dasani, and Poland Spring are names on the water bottle that have come to evoke images of pristine waterfalls, swift cool streams, and shimmering, unspoiled mountain lakes. As well they should. These three carefully selected names are among the largest selling brands of bottled water in the United States. They play a vital role in the American bottled water industry, an industry which touts the purity and health benefits of its product.

Plastic water bottles being landfilled (tamarayoungmarketing.empowernetwork.com)To be certain, the industry’s marketing strategy has been a resounding success. Once considered a luxury, a “superfluous choice,” bottled water has today become a staple in the American diet. It’s no longer an option; we have come to consider it a necessity. It is now more commonly found in the American refrigerator than a bottle of milk.

Since records started being kept in 1991, sales and consumption of bottled water have more than tripled. In 2013 Americans consumed over 10 billion gallons of bottled water. Today, 39% of the water we drink is bottled. According to the web site of the International Bottled Water Association,

“When it comes to quenching your thirst, nothing does it better than convenient, healthy, safe, zero calorie bottled water. It is the smart beverage choice. You can count on bottled water when it comes to reliable, safe, and consistent quality.”

The other side of this story: American tap water must meet exacting standards and rigorous tests. It is generally considered the safest in the world.

Cost Out Of Pocket

Somewhere (but not top of mind), we’re all aware of the costs of bottled water. Astronomical, right? Just this astronomical—depending on the brand, quantity, and water bottle size, it can cost from 300 to 2,700 times what we pay for tap water.

While the average cost of tap water is around $.003 a gallon, two-thirds of all bottled water sales (single 16.9 oz. bottles) work out to about $7.50 a gallon—2,000 times the cost of water from the tap. This huge disparity in price is even more striking considering that almost half (over 47%) of bottled water is from the same municipal sources that deliver water to…  yes… our faucets.

Environmental Costs of Plastic Water Bottles

Bottle doomsday clock (swaldrop.com)Price is likely the reason more people do not regularly drink bottled water. But there are additional costs that few of us consider when we choose between tap and bottle. The advent of the plastic water bottle has created an environmental toll that far exceeds minor deficiencies in the tap water system.

EcoWatch estimates that every year, 100,000 marine mammals and up to a million seabirds die after eating or being snared by plastic marine litter. Ninety percent of floating marine debris is plastics.

The plastic in your water bottle is called Polyethylene terephthalate (PET). PET, a petroleum-based plastic, is considered safe for human use and is easily recycled. But the environmental costs of using PET are very high. According to the peer-reviewed and respected 2009 study by the Pacific Institute, the production of 8.2 million gallons of bottled water in the United States:

Energy required to bottle water, by source (pacinst.org

  • Required nearly 900,000 tons of PET.
  • Consumed the equivalent of 17 million barrels of oil—enough to fuel 400,000 cars for one year.
  • Emitted 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide, our most common greenhouse gas.

The bottled water industry has in part addressed this concern: water bottles today use less PET than those we drank from in 2006 (have you noticed how squishy the newer bottles are?). But bottled water sales have been accelerating. In 2013, over 10.1 million gallons of of bottled water were sold in the US, a 13% increase over 2006.

Tap water is piped from the source to the consumer. Nearly all bottled water is transported by truck:

  • 56% of bottled water is derived from non-municipal sources and requires transport from the source to the processing facility.
  • Bottled water is trucked from the processing plant, to the distribution center, and then to the the retail outlet.
  • More than 1 billion bottles of water are transported in the U.S. every week by truck, rail, or ship.

The Pacific Institute calculated that the total energy output involved in the production of bottled water in the US, including production of plastic bottles, shipping, and cooling, was between 32 and 52 million barrels of oil, a staggering 2,000 times the energy cost of producing tap water.

Recycling Plastic Water Bottles

Recycling of PET bottles has also increased in the last few years. This may sound impressive and hopeful, but consider that the rate of recycling all PET water bottles and jars in the U.S. stands at about 31%.

Sounds good? That’s 2-1 in favor of the trash can. In 2012, 9.3 billion water bottles were recycled, but 20.7 billion were thrown out—a rate of 56.7 million discards daily.

Carbon footprint of recycling (regenerate.com)Now, the CO2 output in the production of a water bottle using recycled PET (rPET)is 65% less than using that of using virgin plastic, and the cost is 20% less. But in 2011, only 4.4% of all food and beverage containers in the US were made with rPET. Instead, our recycled plastic was sold to burgeoning lucrative markets for new products, including plastic clothing, packaging, and industrial carpeting. 34% of US rPET is sold overseas.

Because PET does not biodegrade, it can remain almost indefinitely in landfills. Sixty million water bottles daily (more than 4 billion pounds a year) end up in our landfills. PET does degrade after prolonged exposure to sunlight and water. But in doing so, it breaks up into small flakes that find their way into our waterways. According to the Ocean Conservancy,

“[P]lastic bottles and plastic bags are the most prevalent form of pollution found on our beaches and in our oceans. Every square mile of the ocean has over 46,000 pieces of floating plastic in it.”

Go Back To The Tap

Next time you consider buying a liter of bottled water, remember that you are really paying more than twice the price per gallon of a gallon of gas. And remember what else went into that bottle.

Imagine that water bottle one-quarter full of oil. That oil represents the amount of petroleum used in the packaging, distribution, and cooling of a single bottle of water. Recycle it, and more energy will be consumed and it might leave the US manufacturing cycle. Put it in the trash, and it will remain in the landfill for hundreds of years. Discard it, and chances are that your careless junk will end up in the nearest stream, river, or ocean.

Try a filter for your faucet if you still mistrust the tap. The next time you walk out the door, fill up your reusable water bottle in your own kitchen. You’ll be pleased with your water’s purity and taste. Your budget will get a break, and the earth will breathe just a little bit easier.

This article comes to you from regular PlanetSave reader and guest contributor Scott Whitaker, via Sandy Dechert.

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Ebola — A Natural Treatment is Available NOW!

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Tomorrow, Thursday – October 9th on BlogTalk Radio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/emboldened-heart/

6:30 am Pacific Time, 7:30 am Mountain Time, 8:30 am Central Time, 9:30 am Eastern Time

Replay will be available – Don’t miss this info!

Ebola! It’s all over the news and everyone, everywhere is concerned because we have become a truly global society.

We travel all over, are more connected than ever and we move pretty freely around the world…That’s the upside.

The downside is that pathogens can move around faster than ever before, too.

Enter Ebola…with lots of justifiable fear around it.

But fear never helps, never heals. The way to strength and healing is through education, awareness and options!

There is a powerful, natural approach to healing Ebola, as well as many other illnesses caused by pathogens, that is absolutely remarkable in its effectiveness.

The caring man who has developed this healing process is, as a service to humanity, offering to treat Ebola victims free of charge.

Listen in and learn about this most interesting and very effective method of treatment. It’s different than anything I’ve ever heard of, but when you hear about how it works, it makes sense…

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from Ebola, as well as many dozens of other diseases. THIS IS IMPORTANT~!

The mission of Emboldened Heart is to bring you information, education, tools and methods YOU can use to connect with ENERGY so as improve your life in whatever way YOUR HEART DESIRES!

Blessings and Best Regards,

 

Malinda Zarate

EMBOLDENED HEART

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Many of you know that I’m not only host of Emboldened Heart online global training academy and an energy practitioner,  but I’m also a passionate health and wellness coach.  Whenever I come across a fantastic health-generating food or product, or information I feel will benefit my community… I JUST HAVE TO SHARE IT!

So, enjoy this great information from Katie, Wellness Mama…

 

101 Uses for Coconut Oil

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Coconut 101 Uses for Coconut Oil

I’ve said before that I am with coconut oil like the dad in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” is with windex… I use it for everything. Right now, I have a five gallon bucket of it sitting next to my desk because we use so much and I don’t have anywhere else to keep it…

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of coconut oil, the Virgin Coconut Oil Book is a great resource and you’ll receive a free copy if you order anything from this company and it is your first time ordering (no need to order the book, it will add to cart automatically if you use this link and it is your first order).

Today, I’m sharing my top 101 (yes 101!!) uses for coconut oil:

Uses for Coconut Oil

  1. In cooking as a great oil with a high smoke point. Great for baking, stir-frys or as a dairy free replacement to butter.
  2. Taken supplementally for daily energy
  3. As a coffee creamer when emulsified into coffee (The only way I’ll drink coffee)
  4. On the skin as a basic lotion
  5. In homemade lotion bars for soft, smooth skin
  6. In homemade deodorant or deodorant bars
  7. As an eye-makeup remover
  8. As a cloth diaper safe diaper cream (just rub on baby’s bottom)
  9. In making your own Remineralizing Toothpaste
  10. To lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin
  11. To prevent stretch marks during pregnancy
  12. To support healthy thyroid function
  13. In homemade Mayo without the high PUFA vegetable oils
  14. To help increase sun tolerance and avoid burning
  15. As a naturally SPF 4 sunscreen
  16. In homemade lotion recipes
  17. To get rid of cradle cap on baby- just massage in to head, leave on for a few minutes and gently rinse with a warm wash cloth
  18. Topically to kill yeast or yeast infections
  19. As a delicious tropical massage oil
  20. It’s high Lauric acid and MCFA content helps boost metaboism
  21. A tiny dab rubbed on your hands and then through hair will help get rid of friz
  22. As an intensive nighttime facial moisturizer
  23. Mixed with equal parts sugar for a smoothing body scrub (use in the shower)
  24. Rubbed on lips as a natural chap stick
  25. Topically, can help skin heal faster after injury or infection
  26. Directly on the perineum to help heal after birth
  27. As an incredibly intensive natural conditioner- Rub into dry hair, put a shower cap on and leave for several hours
  28. On feet to fight athlete’s foot or tor fungus
  29. In place of Lanolin cream on nursing nipples to sooth irritation (also great for baby!)
  30. Can help sooth psoriasis or eczema
  31. There is some evidence that regular ingestion of coconut oil can help prevent or reverse Alzheimers
  32.  With apple cider vinegar as a natural treatment for lice that actually works
  33. In natural Homemade Sunscreen
  34. In healthy brain boosting snack for kids like Coconut Clusters
  35. In a filling and energy boosting Brain Powder Smoothie
  36. Rub coconut oil on the inside of your nose to help alleviate allergy symptoms
  37. Nursing moms can take 3-4 tablespoons a day (and Vitamin D) to increase milk supply and nutrients
  38. There is some evidence that coconut oil helps digestion and may even kill intestinal parasites or yeast
  39. Mix a tablespoon with a tablespoon of chia seeds for an all-day energy boost (do NOT take this at night!)
  40. Can help improve insulin levels
  41. Oil pulling with coconut oil and a drop of oregano oil helps improve gum health
  42. Can help improve cholesterol ratios
  43. Blend a tablespoon into hot tea to help speed recovery from cold or flu
  44. In Homemade Natural Bug-Off Lotion Bars
  45. As a replacement for vegetable oils in any recipe
  46. Better for high-temperature cooking than olive or vegetable oils
  47. Can help reduce appearance of varicose veins
  48. After initial heat is gone, can help speed healing of sunburn
  49. Is an immediate source of energy when eaten and isn’t stored as fat
  50. As a natural personal lubricant that won’t disturb vaginal flora
  51. As a naturally antibacterial skin cream
  52. In natural homemade diaper cream
  53. As a natural shave cream and after shave lotion
  54. When used consistently on skin it can help get rid of cellulite
  55. To season cast iron skillets
  56. It’s anti-inflammatory properties can help lessen arthritis
  57. Can reduce the itch of mosquito bites
  58. Can help resolve acne when used regularly
  59. Can be rubbed into scalp daily to stimulate hair growth
  60. I’ve used in kids ears to help speed ear infection healing
  61. On split ends to de-frizz
  62. A small amount can be rubbed into real leather to soften and condition (shiny leather only… test a small area first)
  63. By itself as a great tanning oil
  64. Mixed with salt to remove dry skin on feet
  65. Can help speed weight loss when consumed daily
  66. Can help improve sleep when taken daily
  67. Can be used to speed healing of fungal infections when taken internally and used externally
  68. A tablespoon melted into a cup of warm tea can help sooth a sore throat
  69. To help sooth the itch of chicken pox or poison ivy
  70. It has been shown to increase absorption of calcium and magnesium
  71. Internally as part of the protocol to help remineralize teeth
  72.  Some evidence shows that the beneficial fats in coconut oil can help with depression and anxiety
  73. By itself as a natural deodorant
  74. By itself or with baking soda as a naturally whitening toothpaste
  75. For pets struggling with skin issues when used externally
  76. Some evidence suggests that the beneficial fats in coconut oil are helpful for those with Autism
  77. In homemade vapor rub
  78. As a safe cooking oil for deep frying
  79. A tablespoon taken before each meal can help improve digestion
  80. Can be taken in warm ginger tea to sooth heartburn or nausea
  81. As a completely natural baby lotion
  82. On hands after doing dishes to avoid dry skin
  83. Mixed with catnip, rosemary, or mint essential oils as a natural bug repellent
  84. Can be used on mom’s nipple and baby’s mouth to help treat thrush
  85. Many use it as an anti-aging facial moisturizer
  86. Use to make coconut cream concentrate for a brain boosting snack
  87. Can be used internally and externally to speed recovery from UTIs
  88. When taken regularly, it can help fight candida
  89. When taken regularly, it can boost hormone production
  90. Can relieve the pain of hemorrhoids when used topically
  91. Can boost circulation and help those who often feel cold
  92. On cuticles to help nails grow
  93. Rub into elbows daily to help alleviate dry, flaky elbows
  94. Add to smoothies to give them a nutritional boost
  95. Internally during pregnancy to help provide baby necessary fats for development (especially when taken with Fermented Cod Liver Oil)
  96. In any recipes where vegetable oils are used
  97. Whipped with shea butter for a soothing body balm
  98. One reader swears by using coconut oil to treat yeast infection. She suggests soaking a tampon in it and inserting the tampon for a few hours.
  99. Naturally clears up cold sores
  100. Ingesting coconut oil daily can help with allergy symptoms
  101. Ingesting coconut oil daily can increase mental alertness
You can also check out my recipe index or Start Here Page for many more recipes that use coconut oil!

 What Kind of Coconut Oil?

For external uses, expeller pressed or other types of refined coconut oil will work, but for internal use, an unrefined virgin coconut oil is best. This book provides more information about the benefits of coconut oil and the difference in the types of coconut oil.

I also love that this company supports small family farms in the Philippines. We order in five-gallon pails, which is more expensive up-front but which saves a lot of money in the long term.

My husband and I both take about 4 tablespoons a day and the kids get a couple tablespoons in food, smoothies, or hot herbal tea.

Free Coconut Oil Book for You

If you’ve never ordered coconut oil before, now is your chance to try it. When you order through this link, you will get a copy of the Virgin Coconut Oil Book which explains the story of how they discovered this high nutrient coconut oil and the many ways it can be used to support health. The book will be automatically added the first time your order. Click here to get your free copy.

Recreating Your Physical Body – and Life Span

This is very worthwhile…Brenda Hoffman’s work is fascinating!

 

Recreating Your Physical Body – and Life Span

Posted: 11 Nov 2013 07:35 AM PST

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Summary of Brenda’s November 9, 2013 free, 15-minute, channeled “Creation Energies” show at http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/brenda-hoffmanYour assignment, if you so choose, is to create a vehicle that feels right in preparation for travels to distant places.

The title of last week’s “Brenda’s Blog” – her free, weekly, channeled blog for  http://www.LifeTapestryCreations.com: “You’re Evolving into Infant and Parent”

Brenda’s “Creation Energies” BlogTalkRadio.com show and “Brenda’s Blog” contain different channeled information.

Dear Ones,

Your DNA is expanding, your cells are changing and your physical body is adjusting to the new being you are creating. But perhaps there are pieces you have not known or understood.

As your cells reformulate, your appearance may shift and you will gravitate to different people, foods, habitats and living conditions.

You are hoping for a more youthful look and so it will be. Those of you wanting to live within the new earth will perhaps (your choice) extend your natural earth life. It is now fairly common for humans to live to 100 years-of-age. Something almost unheard of a generation or two ago.

If you delay your transition in this lifetime, you will not necessarily be bothered with the age deterioration you now believe probable. Someone who maintains their youthful appearance and vigor beyond 80 years of age is now considered an anomaly – such will not be so in just a few years.

Your physical being is changing more rapidly than was true a few decades ago when reaching the age of 100 was a vague possibility. Then many humans changed their diet, living conditions and health regimes.

Of course, there are those who point out that many of your current foods, particularly in the United States, are not healthy. Such is true for many. The difference is you have food to eat. In past generations, food was not necessarily plentiful. And in those parts of the world where food remains limited, longevity is not yet expected. The longevity burst of the 20th century had much to do with consistent food intake.

Your body is again shifting, but in different ways. Such is true throughout the globe, not merely in wealthier nations.

Rather than replicating cells at a lesser strength than original cells, as was true in the Old Age causing your body to deteriorate, your cells will remain strong and complete for decades longer. And just as Baby Boomers and their children shifted their diet from the meat and potatoes of their grandparents to fruits, vegetables, meat and fast food, your body will crave a new diet.

As your food tastes shift, you will discover signs here and there that your physical being is not aging as was expected when you were in your 20s. Those of you 65 or older are already noting you are not interested in sitting in your rocking chair watching the world go by. Sixty-five has become the new 40.

Even though you may not have yet acknowledged it, your body is shifting.

Learn to listen to the directives of your inner-being – and negate the jokes and belief patterns that were a natural part of your Old Age life. Do you remember your 50th birthday when many felt the need to tell you earth death was near with funeral/death decorations and jokes? All Old Age beliefs – and reality then. That reality no longer exists.

Will your gray hair return to its original color? Perhaps. But more likely is your ability to live a natural and healthy life long beyond what is now expected. A 100th birthday celebration may mean paddling a canoe though a rapidly moving river or skiing down a mountain.

As your cells shift and DNA comes alive, you will discover new skills, directions and patterns – including social interactions. Those who beat the drum of aging and limitations will not be of interest to you as you explore your new being.

Even though your food choices will shift, you will not necessarily be a vegetarian, nor wish to eat meat. And not all of you will meditate or participate in new earth gatherings. You are unique individuals with unique paths that will meet at some point in the future.

Suffice it to know, your routines will shift. You will wish to experience new places and things –  to eat different foods. As a result, you will expect to live longer.

Beliefs that pervaded your Old Age life span on earth are shifting. Some of you will transition at a younger age than others, as is true now. But that transition will be the result of inner-directives, not family or community beliefs.

Many of you believe you already decide when to exit earth. Such is true. But part of that personal control is tied to societal beliefs. You should eat this. You should be aging at this rate. You will die in this time frame. Those shoulds or directives no longer apply.

Your inner-being guidance system will re-direct your physical being in ways you cannot yet imagine.

Your cells as becoming crystalline – a more solid structure than was true of your Old Age physical bodies. And instead of receiving information and directives from a few strands of DNA, you have millions more pieces of information flowing through your being. Pieces from other lifetimes, other planets, other Universes. Your new being is the difference between a fifth grade book describing your nerve functions and a neurosurgeon’s knowledge.

You are now a self-contained computer with thousands of bits of additional information available when you feel the need to research, access, shift or change your being. You are not limited to one text, one set of beliefs or one life. You opened your being to the Universes – and all information that ever was and ever will be. And you are sharing that information with all entities throughout the Universes.

You are no longer an isolated human in a limited 3D world. You are a new being with new skills including the ability to shift your physical body if you so choose. Allow yourself to believe in yourself. And then start exploring those pieces that feel like cotton candy.

For those of you who have difficulties believing in your own physical rebirth, others will invent and share new means of allowing your body to recreate itself in joy and life, instead of fear and early earth death. So be it. Amen.

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Download the Programs for the Solar PLANETARY CAUSE OF DIVINE LOVE…

This is so magnificent, I felt compelled to share it!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raiYEwnK2yA

 

Enjoy and take it in deeply!

 

Blessings and best regards,

 

Malinda

 

A Joyful Soulful Expression… with Michael Rojas

EMBOLDENED HEART  

Presents

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Wednesday, August 28th

  Angel Michael Rojas

“LIVING A JOYFUL SOULFUL EXPRESSION & EXPERIENCE”

Deeply connect with your own ideas, visions and heart’s desires…nourish yourself by bringing them into reality.

We each have great ideas, ideas that move into vision. However there are times when what we see or feel in these ideas never makes it out into the world. Yet, if we listen, embrace and allow our ideas to be heard, we gain clarity of our visions. Our vision can then be lived…providing us the until freedom of self sustainability.

Do you have great ideas that only remain ideas?

Do you feel distracted by multiple projects?

Is your work not feeding your passion?

Does your vision appear unclear or unsettled?

Michael’s gentle, yet powerful guidance  enables us to bring forth all that is part of the unseen. Bringing the unseen into our seen and lived human experience of a creative life. Our focus is to dive deep and pull out our creative expressions and to them give them voice in the form of our Vision, Purpose, Mission statements.

Here’s the Link for my interview with Angel Michael Rojas:

Title: Angel Michael Rojas on Emboldened Heart
Time: Wednesday, August 28th

11 am Pacific Time, 12 Noon Mountain Time, 1pm Central Time, 2 pm Eastern Time
Listening method: Phone + Web Simulcast
To attend, visit:
http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventID=45151752

Phone Number: (206) 402-0100
Pin Code: 804541#

Bring the idea, the dream, the vision and Michael will guide you as you bring it into reality.

I want the very best for you! I want to help you open the doors to achieve more love, more peace, more abundance, more light, more of whatever YOUR HEART DESIRES!

Warm Regards,

Malinda Zarate

EMBOLDENED HEART

The Power of Words – Cancer Scientists are Beginning to “Get It”!

This was in the NEW YORK TIMES TODAY.
I’m so glad to see that there are more and more scientists who are really beginning to “Get” that words have power, including medical labels and diagnosis of physical symptoms and conditions.
Hallelujah! There is progress being made…Read the article below:
CANCER JULY 29, 2013, 11:00 AM 

Scientists Seek to Rein In Diagnoses of Cancer

By TARA PARKER-POPE
The panel said that some premalignant conditions found in mammograms should not be identified as “carcinoma.”Damian Dovarganes/Associated PressThe panel said that some premalignant conditions found in mammograms should not be identified as “carcinoma.”

A group of experts advising the nation’s premier cancer research institution has recommended changing the definition of cancer and eliminating the word from some common diagnoses as part of sweeping changes in the nation’s approach to cancer detection and treatment.

The recommendations, from a working group of the National Cancer Institutewere published on Monday in The Journal of the American Medical Association. They say, for instance, that some premalignant conditions, like one that affects the breast called ductal carcinoma in situ, which many doctors agree is not cancer, should be renamed to exclude the word carcinoma so that patients are less frightened and less likely to seek what may be unneeded and potentially harmful treatments that can include the surgical removal of the breast.

The group, which includes some of the top scientists in cancer research, also suggested that many lesions detected during breast, prostate, thyroid, lung and other cancer screenings should not be called cancer at all but should instead be reclassified as IDLE conditions, which stands for “indolent lesions of epithelial origin.”

While it is clear that some or all of the changes may not happen for years, if it all, and that some cancer experts will profoundly disagree with the group’s views, the report from such a prominent group of scientists who have the backing of the National Cancer Institute brings the discussion to a higher level and will most likely change the national conversation about cancer, its definition, its treatment and future research.

“We need a 21st-century definition of cancer instead of a 19th-century definition of cancer, which is what we’ve been using,” said Dr. Otis W. Brawley, the chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, who was not directly involved in the report.

The impetus behind the call for change is a growing concern among doctors, scientists and patient advocates that hundreds of thousands of men and women are undergoing needless and sometimes disfiguring and harmful treatments for premalignant and cancerous lesions that are so slow growing they are unlikely to ever cause harm.

The advent of highly sensitive screening technology in recent years has increased the likelihood of finding these so-called incidentalomas — the name given to incidental findings detected during medical scans that most likely would never cause a problem. However, once doctors and patients are aware a lesion exists, they typically feel compelled to biopsy, treat and remove it, often at great physical and psychological pain and risk to the patient. The issue is often referred to as overdiagnosis, and the resulting unnecessary procedures to which patients are subjected are called overtreatment.

Cancer researchers warned about the risk of overdiagnosis and overtreatment as a result of new recommendations from a government panel that heavy smokers be given an annual CT scan. While the policy change, announced on Monday but not yet made final, has the potential to save 20,000 lives a year, some doctors warned about the cumulative radiation risk of repeat scans as well as worries that broader use of the scans will lead to more risky and invasive medical procedures.

Officials at the National Cancer Institute say overdiagnosis is a major public health concern and a priority of the agency. “We’re still having trouble convincing people that the things that get found as a consequence of mammography and P.S.A. testing and other screening devices are not always malignancies in the classical sense that will kill you,” said Dr. Harold E. Varmus, the Nobel Prize-winning director of the National Cancer Institute. “Just as the general public is catching up to this idea, there are scientists who are catching up, too.”

An expert panel says lesions found in some cancer screenings should not be called cancer but should instead be reclassified.Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesAn expert panel says lesions found in some cancer screenings should not be called cancer but should instead be reclassified.

One way to address the issue is to change the language used to describe lesions found through screening, said Dr. Laura J. Esserman, the lead author of the report in The Journal of the American Medical Association and the director of the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center at the University of California, San Francisco. In the report, Dr. Esserman and her colleagues said they would like to see a multidisciplinary panel convened to address the issue, led by pathologists, with input from surgeons, oncologists and radiologists, among others.

“Ductal carcinoma in situ is not cancer, so why are we calling it cancer?” said Dr. Esserman, who is a professor of surgery and radiology at the University of California, San Francisco.

Such proposals will not be universally embraced. Dr. Larry Norton, the medical director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, said the larger problem is that doctors cannot tell patients with certainty which cancers will not progress and which cancers will kill them, and changing terminology does not solve that problem.

“Which cases of D.C.I.S. will turn into an aggressive cancer and which ones won’t?” he said, referring to ductal carcinoma in situ. “I wish we knew that. We don’t have very accurate ways of looking at tissue and looking at tumors under the microscope and knowing with great certainty that it is a slow-growing cancer.”

Dr. Norton, who was not part of the report, agreed that doctors do need to focus on better communication with patients about precancerous and cancerous conditions. He said he often tells patients that even though ductal carcinoma in situ may look like cancer, it will not necessarily act like cancer — just as someone who is “dressed like a criminal” is not actually a criminal until that person breaks the law.

“The terminology is just a descriptive term, and there’s no question that has to be explained,” Dr. Norton said. “But you can’t go back and change hundreds of years of literature by suddenly changing terminology.”

But proponents of downgrading cancerous conditions with a simple name change say there is precedent for doing so. The report’s authors note that in 1998, the World Health Organization changed the name of an early-stage urinary tract tumor, removing the word “carcinoma” and calling it “papillary urothelial neoplasia of low malignant potential.” When a common Pap smear finding called “cervical intraepithelial neoplasia” was reclassified as a low-grade lesion rather than a malignancy, women were more willing to submit to observation rather than demanding treatment, Dr. Esserman said.

“Changing the language we use to diagnose various lesions is essential to give patients confidence that they don’t have to aggressively treat every finding in a scan,” she said. “The problem for the public is you hear the word cancer, and you think you will die unless you get treated. We should reserve this term, ‘cancer,’ for those things that are highly likely to cause a problem.”

The concern, however, is that since doctors do not yet have a clear way to tell the difference between benign or slow-growing tumors and aggressive diseases with many of these conditions, they treat everything as if it might become aggressive. As a result, doctors are finding and treating scores of seemingly precancerous lesions and early-stage cancers — like ductal carcinoma in situ, a condition called Barrett’s esophagus, small thyroid tumors and early prostate cancer.

But even after years of aggressively treating those conditions, there has not been a commensurate reduction in invasive cancer, suggesting that overdiagnosis and overtreatment are occurring on a large scale.

The National Cancer Institute working group also called for a greater focus on research to identify both benign and slow-growing tumors and aggressive diseases, including the creation of patient registries to learn more about lesions that appear unlikely to become cancer.

Some of that research is already under way at the National Cancer Institute. Since becoming director of the institute three years ago, Dr. Varmus has set up a list of “provocative questions” aimed at encouraging scientists to focus on critical areas, including the issue of overdiagnosis and molecular tests to distinguish between slow-growing and aggressive tumors.

Another National Cancer Institute program, the Barrett’s Esophagus Translational Research Network, or Betrnet, is focused on changes in the esophageal lining that for years have been viewed as a precursor to esophageal cancer. Although patients with Barrett’s are regularly screened and sometimes treated by burning off the esophageal lining, data now increasingly suggest that most of the time, Barrett’s is benign and probably does not need to be treated at all. Researchers from various academic centers are now working together and pooling tissue samples to spur research that will determine when Barrett’s is most likely to become cancerous.

“Our investigators are not just looking for ways to detect cancer early, they are thinking about this question of when you find a cancer, what are the factors that might determine how aggressively it will behave,” Dr. Varmus said. “This is a long way from the thinking 20 years ago, when you found a cancer cell and felt you had a tremendous risk of dying.”

A version of this article appeared in print on 07/30/2013, on page A1 of the NewYork edition with the headline: Scientists Urge Narrower Rules to Define Cancer.

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