Category Archives: Health

How to Have a GOOD Day (in 4 Steps)

Take just 2 minutes right now to give yourself back the power to choose whether your day is good or bad. If the day starts poorly or even just average, you can fall back on this 4 step process. (You’ll never need more than two minutes to do it… except the first time it may take 3 or 4.)

Step # 1. Turn off auto-pilot. That’s how you’re allowing more and more of life to pass you by. Young beautiful girl driver in glasses with a wheel

Step # 2. Take a look at whatever time you have left in your day (don’t even look at tomorrow, you’ll get to that tomorrow) and see its full potential. Choose the potential you are fully capable of filling with good communication and action. (You do not get to depend on luck although that pleasantly happens too.)

Step # 3. Recognize that each minute in your day there is action (toward or away from your full potential) happening. Even if you are totally still and “not doing anything”, that in itself is a choice and an action toward end result.

Step # 4. Realize step number 3, and then begin using your minutes the way you’ve always wanted to (the way you know you can). They will grow into well spent hours, and then well spent days, etc.

Live on purpose. Work on purpose. Spend time with loved ones on purpose. Walk to wherever it is you are going on purpose. Eat on purpose.

Whatever important thing it is that you have allowed to happen in your life through auto-pilot: realize it and put it back on manual.

Look back on your day, only at the end of your day. And appreciate every small step on your journey.

As creator of your business and success remember that YOU are your greatest asset!

Starting your day with non-GMO Cheerios?

cheeriosHave you heard the news about Cheerios yet? NYDailyNews.com: General Mills begins selling Cheerios without genetically modified ingredients

A large company like General Mills turning away from genetically modified cornstarch and genetically modified sugar must be an EXPENSIVE undertaking, I thought. So I looked into this more.

The FDA says the GMO’s have been in our food for 20 years and they are found in more than 70% of all processed foods you find at the grocery store.

Here’s the multi-billion dollar question: Why Use Genetically Modify Foods?

The first glance argument pro-GMO’s: genetically changing plants to be stronger, require fewer herbicides and pesticides, and grow bigger to feed more people sounds like a great thing!

However, taking the genes from other organisms like viruses and bacteria to genetically change the crop that is produced by these plants is too complex to have only good results.

Our own bodies are repairing our cells and DNA all the time with the fuel that we give it. So, isn’t it time we really look in to these genetic modifications we are making in our food?

Genetic Roulette by Jeffrey M. Smith discusses health risks and documented proof of negative reactions seen in animals and humans consuming GMO foods.

The Significance for Them – the Company According to an article on money CNN article: General Mills: Original Cheerios are GMO free a GM spokesman Mike Siemienas said the changes apply only to original Cheerios and replacing genetic modified ingredients from the other varieties like Honey Nut, Apple Cinnamon, or even Multi Grain Cheerios would be “difficult, if not impossible“.

General Mills blog post: The One and Only Cheerios says that General Mills’ position on GMOs hasn’t changed.”

The Significance for Us – the Consumers

1. For Today This effort should encourage awareness of how GMO’s affect our environment and our health.

2. For Tomorrow We must learn a lesson here and recognize how financially and ethically irresponsible it may be to use these scientific advancements without long-term testing it’s effects on human health.

This is great news anyway, because we are starting somewhere! Kudos to General Mills for making this effort.

Anti-Aging Herbs and Spices

cinnamon spiceSome spices like turmeric and cinnamon are also sold via supplement form in pills and capsules. Remember that you do not need to purchase these and start taking them in large doses to get the healthy benefits. Nature made them perfect and potent enough in smaller amounts.

Try a small variety (maybe 2 or 3) of these spices to your food at first. You already know that variety is the spice of life. ;)

Turmeric

There are many many turmeric supplements available, a lot of them are diluted with artificial fillers or coatings that are difficult to digest and only waste your money.

  1. Apple Pie Spice
  2. Cinnamon – lowers blood sugar and has anti-cancer benefits
  3. Cloves- also lowers blood sugar and has the highest antioxidant properties
  4. Ginger – can “normalize digestion” and it’s awesome for anti-nausea
  5. Italian Spice
  6. Jamaican All-Spice – also helps with gas
  7. Marjoram – stimulates digestion (will super–charge the stomach)
  8. Oregano – broad spectrum anti-microbial
  9. Sage – anti-inflammatory
  10. Time – anti-microbial
  11. Turmeric – anticancer anticancer anticancer

This list of 11 spices came from a recent Dr. Oz show re-run. I wanted to keep the list forever so I wanted to post it here. :)

Is it any surprise that all of these are high in antioxidant properties? Antioxidants help our bodies by allowing the body to clear out toxins caused by free-radicals, environmental pollution, and even toxic byproducts our bodies have to deal with after a stress response!

The turmeric and cinnamon photos were downloaded from the fabulous free stockphoto resource site: freedigitalphotos.net .

Alternative Medicine for High Blood Pressure

These alternative medication options were talked about on the Dr. Oz show I watched on March 22, 2012.

Before trying any kind of alternative medicine, you should definitely talk to your doctor first.

If you have one of those prescription pushing physicians, do some research and find one who listens and knows and cares about you as an entire person and not just a list of symptoms. – (That part is my advice.)

high blood pressure

The “cure”?
Green unroasted coffee bean
You can buy this unroasted green coffee in extract form.

Dosage:
Take 200 mg of this extract per day and it is supposed to help you actually lower your blood pressure.

Warning:
*** “This is a really new idea.” they said. – This alone should encourage you to proceed with caution. ***
Again, please talk to your doctor before trying this. – It’s your blood pressure.

Other alternative medicines mentioned:

Alternative Medicine: Pain

These alternative medication options were talked about on the Dr. Oz show I watched on March 22, 2012.

Before including any kind of alternative medicine, you should definitely talk to your doctor first.

If you have one of those prescription pushing physicians, do some research and find one who listens and knows and cares about you as an entire person and not just a list of symptoms. – (That part is my advice.)

Pain

Apparently a natural extract called California Poppy is supposed to be able to help alleviate serious pain. It is also supposed to be non-addictive.

The way they described it, made it sound like something that you would take instead of a prescription painkiller. This could be one of those huge money savers for someone with chronic pain.

Dosage:
3/4 of the teaspoon of this extract before bedtime.

Warning:
The audience was warned not to take this while operating heavy machinery. :-)

I have no personal experience with this one.

Other alternative medicines mentioned:

Alternative Medicine: Hypothyroidism

These alternative medication options were talked about on the Dr. Oz show today.

Before including any kind of alternative medicine, you should definitely talk to your doctor first.

If you have one of those prescription pushing physicians, do some research and find one who listens and knows and cares about you as an entire person and not just a list of symptoms. – (That part is my advice.)

Hypothyroidism

(This is poor thyroid function, it can cause tiredness, slow reflexes, poor focus, etc.)
L-Tyrosine 1500 mg twice a day ( preferably on an empty stomach ) can help your thyroid function better.

I tried this one. It didn’t work for me, but it turns out I actually have a low T3 count. L-Tyrosine didn’t help me at all. It actually made me tired… However, that’s unusual. It is supposed to give you energy and help your thyroid function.

I now take something called GTA Forte II now with lunch everyday and it’s really helping with the afternoon grogginess.

Other alternative medicines mentioned: