Friday, July 30, 2010

Law of Attraction Video- Great song too!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What You're Really Getting From Your Meds

I saw a Lunesta commercial on TV and I was so disgusted that I ran to find a video online to share with everyone and I found one a little better. This one is a collage of clips from a few prescription drugs and their side affects from their ads. One of the side affects is severe depression and possible thoughts of suicide! If your health issue doesn't kill you these medicines will. Ask your doctor if he prescribes death to you next time they decide to whip out a prescription instead of finding out the true source of your medical concern. Just because they prescribe it doesn't mean that you have to take it...the same with the diagnosis.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Every Monday Matters | Every Monday Matters

I was looking around this morning for that 'pick-me up' cup of coffee video when I stubled on this one. It's a few facts on things that we can do to help one another and they have a few great ideas. I can expand on their ideas too, but that will come in a later blog. I hope that this video sparks something inside you to go reach out to someone or something in need. God bless and have a wonderful Monday.

Every Monday Matters Every Monday Matters

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hope Now by Addison Road-Beautiful song! Enjoy!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Depression-This will be a continuing blog

I've been doing a lot of reading about nutrition and the affects of not balancing the right diet and it's astounding how much our diet really affects us without even realizing it. It's a no brainer that 'food is fuel' and our body needs proper nutrition in order to sustain itself. We've all been taught that since we were young and it is drilled into our heads daily, but then why are there still so many health problems in America? We know that diet and exercise controls every function in our daily life, even in our sleep, so then why do we run to doctors when our health begins to worsen? A study done in June 2010 revealed that 100,000 people died from taking prescription drugs, and that is with the patient taking the medicine as directed without error to dosage or pharmaceutical errors. Considering that 100,000 people die from medicine each year, just imagine how many people are surviving but are simply living a lesser quality of life as a result of medication.

One thing that I keep stumbling on is depression, and it's been reoccurring so often lately that I just saw that as a sign to do more research on the matter. I've listened to the advertisements and I've seen the ads for antidepressants, but I'm not buying the hype. I read one article that read that 14 million people in America reported having serious depressive episodes in the last year and 35 million people reported having those same episodes throughout their lifetime so far. 14 million! Wake up people! There is no way that 14 million people in America [that are so absolutely miserable with their lives that they actually are drawn to thoughts of suicide] are leading natural and healthy lifestyles. What the study should've further investigated is how many of those 14 and 35 million people ate whole, natural foods and how many of them exercised regularly, how many of them were on any prescription drugs, how many of them just maybe needed a companion instead of a prescription. There are so many different factors to depression that need to be understood and researched prior to running to a therapist for help. You are led to believe that you 'need' the pill in order to live, but in reality that pill is killing you. In 2000, over $10 billion was spent on antidepressants in that year alone. I've been doing additional reading on the side-effects of prescription drugs and they are often much worse then the disease itself. I randomly chose a popular antidepressant to learn more about the side effects.

Xanax- changes in appetite, loss of sexual desire, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, trouble concentrating, unsteadiness, and weight gain.

This is only some of the common side-effects, and depression might actually be another side-effect as well. It is not just a side effect of the medication, though. Of course you're going to be depressed when you gain 15 pounds, can't have sex with your partner, are falling behind at work because you can't concentrate, can't play with your kids because you're too tired, and you're pissed off because your tank is backed up but you still can't use the bathroom. Is this a fair trade for 'happiness'?

This is going to be a blog that is going to be forever continuing because it is now something that I've taken personally because I see this as an unnecessary burden on everyone. I called it a disease earlier, but it's only a disease if you allow it to become one. The doctors use that word as a scare tactic to manipulate you into thinking that this is out of your control and that is what made them $10 billion dollars richer in 2000 alone. Just imagine how much they make now by your misfortune...a fortune.

Here are a few tips to beat the blues:

Get plenty of rest.
*Turn off the TV and computer about 2 hours prior to going to sleep so that your mind has the ability to slow itself down.
*Read a good book or magazine to settle your nerves before you lay down.
*Do not eat just before bedtime because your body uses your relaxing time to repair your body's cells and tissues and your metabolism slows to allow for this to occur.

*Engage in at least 30 minutes of exercise each day as this will help to create endorphins which will enhance your mood.
*Taking a brisk walk through nature (or any exercise that you do outdoors) has proven to be more uplifting than working out in a gym.
*Find an activity that you enjoy that requires you to be physically active (i.e. sports). Doing something that you enjoy will make it more about fun rather than a workout.

*Omega 3-rich foods such as walnuts, salmon, and flaxseed are great for preventing and combating depression.

*This list will continue as a separate blog to come later this week along with great recipes that will help to fight depression and other limiting moods.

To be continued....

Monday, July 19, 2010

'The Secret to You' by the authors of 'The Secret'

We are more in control then we think; that's the problem, though. We can't change our lives until we decide to change our minds. Focusing on the negative brings the negative, and focusing on the positive brings the positive.
“It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.” Robert H. Schuller (my pastor)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Our family recently got sun toasted and my mom suggested a bath in apple cider vinegar to take the sting out; sure enough, she was right. I have a book that details all the uses of this amazing product, but I hadn't read it up until the other day. I was flipping through this morning and, wouldn't you know it, there was the tip on how to soothe sunburns with apple cider vinegar. I've always used apple cider vinegar whenever some health issue comes up with our family and it never disappoints me. Here are a few of the ways that it has been helpful to us:

Reducing Fever- I have scanned the internet so many times on the natural ways to reduce fevers and we have been fortunate that some of them really worked. High fevers need to be monitored closely, but for the most part, apple cider vinegar baths can help to bring down fevers. I soak my family in a lukewarm bath with about a cup of vinegar for about 20 minutes. Following the bath, I dip their socks in the tub and have them wear the socks after they get out. It sounded crazy the first time I read it too, but it has helped many times. I also dip a washcloth in cool water and vinegar and rest it on their foreheads. Infants and toddlers are a bit tricky because you have to keep a close monitor on their temperatures at all times, but you should find some relief with these tips.

Getting Rid of UTI's- Pregnant ladies and ladies who are post-partum can really appreciate this because we all understand how miserable these infections can be. I'm not a fan of drinking apple cider vinegar, but I would much rather suffer through that then a UTI anyday. 1 cup of apple cider vinegar followed by plenty of water throughout the day can help save you a trip to the ER. It's a good natural urinary cleanser and I take about 1Tbs just for shoots and giggles once in awhile to keep my body clean. Here is the link to a website that has more tips on relieving a UTI naturally.

Sunburns- (This is what the book recommends) Gently pat the skin with ACV and leave it on to relieve the burn and the stinging. For bad burns, pour 1-2 cups of ACV in a cool bath and soak in it. Follow up with the ACV pat mentioned earlier. Use aloe vera gel and wear overnight. Voila! Instant comfort and aided healing!

These are just a few more of the uses that I found in the book that others may find useful.

Constipation- (This is what the book recommends) Boil 2 cups of water and add 2 Tbs of flaxseed; do this for about 10 minutes. Strain the flaxseed and add more water if necessary as it becomes jelli-like. Drink one cup of this mixture with 1 tsp of vinegar first thing in the morning and repeat until your bowels move regularly again.

Acne- (This is what the book recommends) Take 1 quart of water and add 3 Tbs ACV and boil it. remove from heat and place your face over the pan with a towel draped over the head to trap the steam. Pat ACV on your skin with a cottonball to remove dirt and oil. Do this process twice and then use a cold ACV mixture to close the pores once you are all done.

Dandruff, dry hair, thinning hair- (This is what the book recommends) Pour 2 Tbs ACV in a cup. Moisten cotton with water then soak in the ACV. Part the hair in sections and apply directly to scalp. Leave on for fifteen minutes and don't wash your hair for about 2-3 hours following this treatment. This should be done daily for those with acute problems.

The list goes on, but I highly recommend just buying/renting/borrowing the book 'Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar: Miracle Health System' by Paul Bragg. You may find it here if you would like to learn more about it or to purchase it from the Bragg website.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

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Friday, July 16, 2010

The Miracle is You video by Kute Blackson

I was sent this video and it was wonderful. It sheds scientific light on how amazing our bodies are and if there was any better reason to take care of ourselves, it would be to ensure that our beautiful bodies can continue to work as wonderfully as they are now. Enjoy!