Monthly Archives: October 2011

Restructured Water

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Great Health Begins With Restructured Alkaline Water. One of the hottest and most controversial topics today is WATER. Almost everyone is talking about water and there is a lot of confusion concerning it. Water quality is one of the main concerns, but taste has a lot to do with it as well. A recent City of Winter Park Water Quality Report mentioned the possible health risk “for people that have undergone organ transplants, cancer patients on certain drugs, some elderly people, infants and people with HIV/Aids or other immune systems disorders from drinking municipal water.” This warning comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is effective for all municipal water systems. Well, if this is the state of your public water systems, what is a person todo? Even with good health, you should not challenge your immune system every time you go to the tap for a drink of water.Restructured Alkaline water may well be the best element or supplement you can put in your body! The Japanese have researched this for over forty years and have found that drinking restructured alkaline water can relieve or reduce the three main causes forsickness, disease and pre-mature aging: Acidosis, Dehydration, and Free Radicals. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Well it can be if you do the right things. Here is a great video on the subject

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Hydrogen Peroxide Is Amazing

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Hydrogen Peroxide is amazing because it contains trusted and proven health cures that do everything from relieving chronic pain to making age spots go away. Besides killing E coli, hydrogen peroxide also destroys botulism, samonella and other harmfull organisms. It works by making viruses and bacteria self-destruct on a cellular level. What is most amazing is that this powerful remedy works for so many teribble afflictions yet is totally safe. Thats because after it makes germs self destruct, hydrogen peroxide breaks down into water.

I would recomned the book The Magic of Hydrogen Peroxide, this book shows you how to use hydrogen peroxide by itself …or mixed with everyday simple kitchen items… to make linaments, rubs, lotions, soaks, and tonics that treat a wide variety of ailments.

Here is a list of hydrogen peroxides many uses:

  • Relieve the pain of arthritis, rheumatism anf fiberomyalgia
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Clear up allergies and sinus problems
  • Sooths sore throats
  • Fights colds and flu
  • Helps heal boils and skin infections
  • Clears up foot and nail fungus
  • Whitens teeth
  • Destroys harmful dental bacteria and helps heal gingivitis
  • Helps heal cold sores and cankor sores
  • Relieves the sting and pain of insect bites
  • Sooths sore feet
  • Relieves ear aches
  • Sooths muscular aches
  • Enable minor wounds cuts and scapes to heal faster
  • Refresh and tone your skin
  • Clear up acne, rashes and age spots
  • Help heal yeast infections

Beside all these health remedies hydrogen peroxide is a safe powerful alternative to harsh chemical cleaners. In the book The Magic of Hydrogen Peroxide you will discover easy -to -make formulas that do things listed below:

  • Kills germs on kitchen counters
  • Sterilize dishes, cups and kitchen utensils
  • Makes a powerful scouring powder that works wonders on kitchen sinks, refrigorators and ovens
  • Disinfect and deorderize coffee makers
  • Sanitize wood cutting boards and wooden spoons
  • Clean out and disinfect clogged drains
  • Make hardwood floors, tile floors, grout and linoleum gleam
  • Get rid of bacteria on fruits, vegetables and meats with this safe and effective food rinse
  • Eliminates the nastiness from toilet bowls
  • Removes mold and mildew from basement walls roofs and other surfaces
  • Disinfects toothbrushes
  • Disinfects diapers, pacifiers, and baby toys
  • Removes wine , ink and blood stains from clothing, carpets and furniture
  • Boost laundry detergent power and restores brightness and color to fabrics
  • Streak free clean your windows and mirrors
  • Eliminate skunk stench on pets and foul orders from litter box or old tennis shoes
  • Rid pets of parasites and bacteria
  • Make a sure fire fertilizer and insecticide all rolled into one
  • Keep hands germ-free

The book The Magic of Hydrogen Peroxide also gives you a list of qualified physicians who use hydrogen peroxide to treat serious ailments.

A kindle version of this book is available with this link:

http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Hydrogen-Peroxide-ebook/dp/B003YJELHM

The Prophet Kahlil Gibran On Death

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On Death

Then Almitra spoke, saying, We would ask now of death.

And he said:

You would know the secret of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the health of life? The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light. If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life. For life and death are one, even as the river and sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond; and like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring. Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honor. Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king? Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

The Prophet
Kahlil Gibran

Our Changing Perception of Time As We Age and Yoga

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“Time moves at different rates for each of us. It is that simple”

                                                                                                                             Albert Einstien

Inspired by Mann.

We feel that we travel from birth to death through time always heading in a forward direction. We look back at where we have been now and then as we remember our past randomly. Events which had deep emotional value or events that caused us pain are more likely to be recalled.  We live and we also reflect upon living. Often we become so caught up in our day to day life that we fail to see our life as a whole. To see our life’s patterns or the overall characterists of events and feelings helps to bridge our elusive past with our uncertain future. We are always changing, because our perception of life is always changing. We change whether we want to or not. The past is instructive but it is not  healthy to hold on to the past. It is only when we freeze the past in an attempt to preserve it beyond its time that we may become forzen in time ourselves, unable to grow or evolve anymore, though we breath and eat, we won’t feel as of we are truly living. Change is life.

If you live long enough you will notice an intersting thing, as you get older you start to feel as if time is speeding up. Our sense of time changes also when we drink alcohol or stimulants, or if we experience sad or exciting emotional events. Time is elastic, biological time is elastic, time passes faster as we age. Can you remember the long days of summer as a child that stretched out to infinity, all your joys and sorrows rooted deep in your memory. Are you now aware of how much more accelerated time feels as you age ? We have inner biological and psychological clocks that have their own perception of the passage of time and they convey those perceptions to us. We constantly compare our inner passage of time with outer clocks. How we perceive time profoundly effects how we live our lives.

As we age, our metabollism slows down, with modulations created by the type of food we eat, thoughts we think, and feelings we feel. When we eat, digestion slows our whole body down, when we exercise our metabolism speeds up. Cigarettes temporarily accelerate our metabolism. A faster metabolism is concomitant to early life, so stimulants make us feel temporarily that we are younger than we are. This is why it is so easy to become addicted to tobacco, caffeine, and other stimulants.

Our bodies are subject to rapid changes within the womb. After birth, we are subject to longer growth cycles through to adolescence and then the gradual crystalizing of life into the longer decades of adulthood. According to our biological clock our time sense is inversely proportional to our metabolism. When in early life our metabolism is fast, time passes slowly; as we age and our metabolism slows down, our time sense accelerates and compacts more and more until in middle age it is flying by and in old age is passing by faster than we can keep track of it. This is why for the elderly life appears as a blur of activity before them which they can barely grasp. 

Amoung the many psychological implications of the acceleration of time is that the early stages of our life occupy proportionally greater importance in the whole. Because our metabolism is so fast and our time sense elongates in childhood, early events carry more energy, appear to last longer, and have a relatively greater importance in our psychological and emotional lives than do later events. Ironically, very few of us remember anything before the age of four or five, yet those earliest events carry the most powerful psychological changes. Perhaps time is precieved in these very early years in such long space intervals that the moments no longer seem to make a forward motion impact and thus leave less of an impression on our memory. I am only speculating because this time of our life is recorded on our psyche whether we remember it or not.

The natural key to youth and a higher metabolism is Meditation and Yoga which are of such great value to us as we age. Meditation and Yoga speed up our metabolism by providing us with more energy through deep breathing, relaxation and stress reduction. Yoga is a youth enhancing elixser that not only makes us feel young but allows us to precieve the passage of time more slowly, giving the events of our life deeper meaning and significance. Yoga changes how we precieve time allowing us to focus on each moment as a longer and more rich event. We can stand time on its head with Meditation and Yoga. Stay young do yoga.

The Twelve Laws Of Karma

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The Dalai Lama, in his book describing the “Path to Bliss,” wrote, “Some people misunderstand the concept of karma. They take the Buddha’s doctrine of the law of causality to mean that all is predetermined, that there is nothing that the individual can do. This is a total misunderstanding.” This, of course, is absolutely correct. Karma is not “resigned fatalism.” Far from it. There is tremendous free will evidenced in this doctrine; we are each perceived as masters of our own destiny. Stated simply, karma is the law of cause and effect, one of the most basic truths in the universe!
The Laws of Karma instruct us how to free ourselves from the cage of destiny.
1) THE GREAT LAW
As you sow, so shall you reap. This is also known as the Law of Cause and Effect. Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us. If what we want is Happiness, Peace, Friendship, Love… Then we should BE Happy, Peaceful, Loving, a Friend.
2) THE LAW OF CREATION
Life doesn’t just HAPPEN, it requires our participation. We are one with the Universe both inside and out. Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state. BE and DO yourself… what you what to have in your Life.

3) THE LAW OF HUMILITYWhat you refuse to accept, will continue for you. If what we see is an enemy, or someone with a character trait that we find to be negative, then we ourselves are not focused on a higher level of existence.

4) THE LAW OF GROWTH Wherever you go, there you are. For us to GROW in Spirit it is we who must change and not the people, places or things around us. The only given we have in our lives is OURSELVES and that is the only factor we have control over. When we change who and what we are within our heart our life changes too.

5) THE LAW OF RESPONSIBILITY Whenever there is something wrong, there is something wrong in me. We mirror what surrounds us and what surrounds us mirrors us We must take responsibility what is in our life.

6) THE LAW OF CONNECTION Even if something we do seems inconsequential, it is very important that it gets done as everything in the Universe is connected. Each step leads to the next step and so forth and so on …

7)  THE LAW OF FOCUS
“You can’t think of two things at the same time.”
Be pure of thought and pure of intent.  Stay single-minded and focus on tasks at hand.

8) THE LAW OF GIVING AND HOSPITALITY
“If you believe something to be true, then sometime in your life you must demonstrate that truth.”
In other words, practice what you preach!  In order to have values in life, we must first practice those values.

9)  THE LAW OF HERE AND NOW
“You can’t go home again, but you must try.”
We must examine our past in order to learn from it, but we can never go back into our past. Dwelling on old dreams prevent us from having new ones. Life moves forward, and so must we.

10)  THE LAW OF CHANGE
“The more things change, the more they stay the same.”
History will repeat itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path.

11)  THE LAW OF REWARD
“When you focus on your life, good things will happen.”
All rewards require initial toil.  Anything that is good and worth lasting value will require patience and persistence.  True joy follows doing what we’re suppose to be doing and waiting for the reward to come in its own time.

12)  THE LAW OF SIGNIFICANCE AND INSPIRATION
“What you put into it, you will get back.”
The Law of Reciprocity, Cause and Effect, and Karma! The value of something is a direct result of the energy and intent that is put into it.  Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the whole.

Alternative Health Systems: Lymphatic Drainage

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Yoga has many benifits, it along with all other forms of exercise encourages the flow of the fluids through our Lymph system.  Yoga also reduces stress and stress can block the free flow of fluids through the Lymph sysatem. But in cases of severe blockage there are alternative methods which will help free the Lymph system and return it to normal functioning. Lymphatic drainage is a holistic approach to promoting a healthy lymphatic system.  The lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels and ducts that move fluid throughout the body and is responsible for moving toxins away from healthy cells and carrying germ-fighting materials to cells when they are under attack by viruses. The lymphatic system includes all the structures and mechanisms responsible for the circulation and production of lymphocytes. This immune system network includes various organs like the thymus, spleen, bone marrow and the lymphoid tissue associated with the digestive system.

The lymphatic system has multiple functions:
*removal of interstitial fluid from tissues
*absorbs ad transports fatty acids and fats to the circulatory system
*elimination of infections through the transport of antigen presenting cells (ie dendritic cells) to lymph nodes where an immune response is triggered

The lymphatic system follows the path of the circulatory system and consists of a similar structure including lymph capillaries and vessels. These vessels receive fluid and components from the blood vessels. Therefore, nutrients and components of blood do not directly pass into cell tissues, but first cross the lymphatic tissue. The lymphatic vessels also act as a drainage conduit for the blood vessels, transporting diffused fluids and blood components to the lymph nodes and back into the heart for circulation.

Though fluid moves through the lymphatic system, it does not have its own pumping mechanism. Lymphatic drainage is a type of therapy that is intended to help the body produce a free-flowing lymphatic system.

Lymphatic drainage is a type of therapy that consists of a manual message, performed by a lymphatic drainage therapist. Such a massage primarily focuses on specific lymph nodes and points of the body, as well as the natural flow of the lymphatic system. To help lymph fluid move through the body, special rhythmic hand strokes are used, which many patients consider very relaxing. The Lymphatic drainage process will reduce blockages of the lymphatic system, which in turn promotes a healthier body.

When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, lymph nodes may become swollen. Further, the system fails to remove the body’s toxins and can even affect white bloood cell counts. Lymphatic drainage can reduce blockage, which promotes health in the lymphatic system as well as other bodily systems such as the circulatory, respiratory, muscular, and endocrine systems. It has been recommended for conditions like lymphederma, in which a blockage in the lymphatic system causes swelling in the arms or legs. Some therapists believe that lymphatic drainage therapy can also reduce allergies, menstrual cramps, and colds and other illnesses caused by viruses.

How Does the Lymphatic System Benefit From Yoga Exercises?

Lymph fluid is not pumped through the body like blood, but is moved through the channels mostly by the contraction and massage of skeletal muscles. Yoga exercises that involve muscular contraction of the legs and arms are particularly effective in aiding the transport of lymph fluid.

Also beneficial to the lymphatic system are yoga postures that invert the legs and allow gravity to act on the lymphatic channels. From gentle leg inversions like Viparita Karani (legs up the wall) to more advanced inversions like Salamba Sarvangasana (supported shoulder stand), these inverted yoga poses use gravity to their advantage by stimulating the passive flow of lymph fluid and increasing the rate of drainage.

 

Stress And Yoga

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Stress is the culprit behind so many mental and physical illness that it deserves to be investigated more deeply.
The symptoms of prolonged exposure to stress are headache, nervousness, fear, anger, high blood pressure, weakening of the bones, general immune deficiency, muscle tension, menstrual disorders, miscarriage, depression, to name but a few. Most importantly when the bodies immune system deteriorates because of stress it may lead to other more serious medical condition such as asthma, ulcers, hypertension and heart failure, cancer. The list of stress related ailments goes on and on and to make it even more problematic our bodies tend to show signs of chronic stress in a very gradual manner making the onset of stress hard to detect in it’s early stages. Stress could show up in its early stages as some innocuous nervous mannerisms, such as foot tapping, nail-biting, pencil tapping, or other useless repetitive behaviors. Symptoms of stress may begin to appear so gradually that some people are unaware of the severity of their stress condition until they suffer a general nervous breakdown.
Scientists have found that when you are experiencing stress your brain produces high levels of two specific hormones adrenalin and cortisol, these two hormones are made by your hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is the emotional center of the body where emotions such as anger and fear active certain hormones. The hormones which are manufactured by the hypothalamus in response to perceptions of impending threat or danger are call the fight flight syndrome hormones . What’s going on when the body manufactured these hormones is that you are being  prepared either to escape from a specific danger or to  confront the danger. These two hormones adrenalin and cortisol increase the bodies strength and energy, cortisol will increase your blood sugar levels which provides you with the necessary fuel for quick and vigorous physical action, adrenalin makes you stronger and more resilient. The Fight Flight syndrome is entirely appropriate for a short-term reaction to any environmental threat and these hormones are not normally dangerous to us in the short-term, it is only when they are allowed to accumulate over longer periods of time that they can drain the body of energy and vitality and thus become a hazard to our general health.
When messages of impending danger are continuously being broadcast from our psyche over long periods of time without secession, as in the case of prolonged worry or fear of some impending event, such as losing a job, getting a divorce, getting married and it’s responsibilities or being pressured by a bad relationship or any number of other problems that modern society creates.  All of this leads to even greater levels stress particularily if we do not feel that we have the option to either confront or change the situation we find stressful.The key to controlling our stress is to either change the situation that is causing the stress or to change our perception of the situation itself. This is where Yoga can be of tremendous help, not only can yoga help to eliminate the symptoms of stress but it can help us change our attitudes towards that which is causing our stress.
Remember that the stress reaction is triggered by how we perceive our situation or our circumstances, this is central to solving to the problem of chronic stress. And our perception of reality is sifted through our world view which is the prism of ideas and beliefs through which we perceive and judge the world. Because the stress response is triggered  by how we perceive reality which is the result of our world view, our world view thus determines to a large extent how we react to stressful circumstance.

This is where yoga comes in, yoga can have a profound effect on chronic stress because it involves not only helping rid the body of tension caused by stress but by changing our world view or how we perceive the world. Yoga offers us many techniques both physical and psychological by which we can release the physical tension and mental strain through the use of Hatha yoga postures and specific yogic stretches as well as the breathing exercises which can relief both physical and mental symptoms of stress. But most importantly yoga can cure chronic stress by  teaching us to look inside ourselves and to deepen our awareness of how we think, what we think, and why we certain ideas or beliefs over others.  This deeper self observation gives us the power and ability to change ours attitudes towards ourselves and life itself.

Try Ava Waterfall Twenty Stretches For Stress and begin your journey to a more stress free life. Ava’s Yoga For Stress Relief  DVD contains the Worlds Most Effective Yoga Stretches for Stress. These Powerful Stretches are Guaranteed to release Tension and Anxiety. Ava demonstrates 20 of the most effective stress relieving Yoga stretches in the world, “The Waterfall, Twenty Stretches For Stress” was created by Ava from her many years of teaching yoga and researching how the body stores tension and how to relieve it. You may purchase this DVD on Ava’s siter site or on the beach at a discounted price.