Saturday, August 28, 2010

Whole Foods Sham

I would like to make one big point, though. Yes, Whole Foods is in the wrong for this whole situation; however, 'Made in China' is still on the labels so it is your responsibility to check those labels to see where your food was grown. Individual responsibility. It does take time to quality check every item that you use, but it is worth it in the end.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It's Not About Your Can'ts, It's About Your Cans!

Quick Positive Thinking Video

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dove Evolution

I want to point out that the lady in this video was beautiful to begin with. The hair and the makeup did not enhance any of her features, but rather changed them. The stylists did not see this woman's true beauty or they wouldn't have changed a thing. True beauty lies within. It is not something that can be enhanced with mascara or lip stick, but a good mind, heart, and spirit would make you more beautiful than words could ever describe.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Best Beauty Tricks

Audrey Hepburn's Beauty Tips

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody.
Remember, If you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

Sam Levenson

Contrary to what some may think, Audrey Hepburn did not write this beautiful poem, Sam Levenson did. Levenson wrote "Time Tested Beauty Tips" for his grandchild, and it just so happened to be one of Audrey's favorite poems. She read it to her children on the very last Christmas Eve she spent with us here on Earth.

Monday, August 9, 2010

FDA's Agenda to Stop Natural Health Research

I had heard about the issue of the government trying to take away supplements in the news that played as the background noise months ago and I didn't pay any attention to it since our family didn't use supplements, but once I started reading about how this effects alternative medicine as a whole, I felt that it was necessary for me to start paying attention. I read an article in Energy Times magazine (I will give a link to this article as well as many others at the end of this blog) that really unravelled the true intentions of the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA's motto is 'Safety First' (so I've read), but I think the only thing that they are trying to ensure is the safety of their wallets. Let me begin by explaining how this all works.

The reason that vitamins and herbs are so easily accessible is because of the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA). This bill was passed in 1994 and it limited the FDA's ability to regulate supplements because it categorized them as foods versus medicine. The only time that they were able to intervene was if the supplement had been reported as unsafe to use. This allows us to go to our local health shop or even pharmacy and have free choice to treat our minor ailments with vitamins and herbs rather than harmful pharmaceuticals. Not only are supplements the healthier choice, but they are more affordable. It costs less to buy a bottle of Fish Oil for high blood pressure then it does to buy prescription medication and to pay for the medical bills from the doctor. If these supplements were to be labeled as drugs then they would all be pulled off the shelves and would only be accessible over the counter or by prescription. This would mean that you would have to get a prescription from your doctor to buy Vitamin E or Ginseng. Those easy to get, $10 bottles of vitamins will not be that affordable once they are in the hands of the pharmaceutical companies, either. It gets a little scarier too.

Another area of alternative medicine that is being attacked is research that investigates the various uses of herbs, vitamins, fruits, vegetables, nuts etc. The FTC is trying to silence the benefits of natural healing to ensure that the public does not know that they can control minor health concerns with a few changes to their diet. We know that strawberries are high in vitamin C which gives us an incredible boost in our immune system or that avocados can help to regulate blood pressure; but it is the FTC (and other organizations) that are trying to stop that information from getting to the public. Imagine how much money they would lose if more and more people became aware that they can treat their ailments naturally and simply quit using their prescription meds. Here's an idea, pharmaceutical companies make up 17% of the revenue spent in the United States. Approximately $34 billion was spent on alternative medicine in 2009 (according to MSNBC). The numbers speak for themselves. If alternative medicine and free speech on natural science were taken away then that would leave us no choice but to run to the doctors for more medicine. Here's another scary thought too. If science was stopped then there would be no evidence that supplements were even effective therefore insurance companies would not cover the cost of them. Imagine that $10 bottle of vitamins reaching to $50 or even $100 per bottle and your insurance company flipping you the tab.

There is good news, though; there is still something that we can do about it. The Free Speech About Science Act (HR4913) was introduced to the House of Representatives back in March. Right now it is being pigeonholed and will most likely be discarded unless there is more interest by the public to make this more of an issue. We still have our rights in America; therefore, we still have our right to free speech and it is time that we use it. Write to your local congressmen and request that they support HR 4913 which will allow for scientific research on natural remedies be accessible to everyone. Senator McCain created a bill called the Dietary Supplement Safety Act that would eliminate these supplements, but he withdrew his bill and is now a supporter of supplements; no doubt the change of heart came from his overwhelming numbers of outraged citizens geared up and ready for battle. This just proves that we CAN make a difference and our voices are heard. To learn more just follow the links below.

Nutritional Health Alliance website:
(This is a great website and it even has a tool that will help you write a letter to your congressmen and send it to them too.)

To find contact information for your local congressman:

Our source articles:,,

Track the progress of HR 4913: It didn't get very far, did it?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

BMT video- One of many stories to come

This video was mainly the Bone Marrow Transplant procedure, but click on the link if you are interested to learn more about the story of Hailey Marie.

To be continued.... :)