Thursday, June 22, 2017

Charlie Chapman's Poem That Gives You A Road Map For A Better Life

As I Began To Love Myself – Charlie Chaplin


As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.
As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.
As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.
As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.
As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.
We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!


I must say that I did a bit of digging and there does seem to be some controversy surrounding whether or not Charlie Chaplin actually wrote this poem, some people say that it was actually a translation of a text from the book “When I Loved Myself Enough” by Kim & Alison McMillen, which has somehow been wrongly attributed to Charlie. But even then the poem in its current form is not found in this book. So in the end the exact origins of the poem remains a mystery.


Thursday, June 22, 2017 by Richard · 0

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Aloe Vera The Ancients Secret To Immortality

WHAT ALOE VERA DOES IN YOUR BODY: WHY EGYPTIANS CALLED IT THE PLANT OF IMMORTALITY



Known to the Egyptians as the plant of immortality and to Native Americans as the wand of heaven, aloe vera comes with a wide array of amazing healing properties — some of which you may already know about. You might even have your own aloe vera plant in your home for those small emergencies like scrapes, cuts, and burns, but did you know that aloe vera is not only limited to topical use and is actually even more beneficial to your body when taken internally?

Aloe vera contains over 200 biologically active, naturally occurring constituents which include polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and minerals.

According to the Journal of Environmental Science and Health, aloe vera also possesses anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties that assist the immune system in cleansing the body of toxins and invading pathogens. But that isn’t all aloe vera juice/gel has to offer.



Minerals
Aloe vera has loads of minerals including calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper, and manganese. These minerals work together to boost metabolic pathways.


Enzymes
Aloe vera contains important enzymes like amylase and lipase which can aid in digestion by breaking down fat and sugar molecules. One molecule in particular, Bradykinase, helps to reduce inflammation.


Vitamins
One study showed that aloe vera actually contains vitamin B12, which is required for the production of red blood cells. That would be great news for vegetarians and vegans in particular, who often do not get adequate amounts of B12 through their regular diet.

Other studies have shown that taking aloe can make vitamin B12 more bioavailable, meaning the body can more easily absorb and utilize it, thereby helping to prevent deficiency. Aloe vera is also a source of vitamins A, C, E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), and B6. While it remains unclear whether we can rely solely on aloe as a source of B12, it can be used in conjunction with a supplement to help increase uptake.



Amino Acids
Aloe vera contains 20 of the 22 essential amino acids required by the human body. It also contains salicylic acid, which fights inflammation and bacteria.


Other Uses for Aloe
Aside from being an excellent body cleanser, removing toxic matter from the stomach, kidneys, spleen, bladder, liver, and colon, aloe can also offer effective relief from more immediate ailments, such as indigestion, upset stomach, ulcers, and gut inflammation. It also strengthens the digestive tract and alleviates joint inflammation, making it a great option for arthritis sufferers.

One study found that aloe vera juice, when taken the same way as a mouthwash, was just as effective at removing plaque as the common mouthwash and its active ingredient, chlorhexidine. This is a much better alternative because it is all-natural, unlike the typically chemical-laden options found in sto
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by Richard · 0

Monday, June 12, 2017

A 75 Year Long Study From Harvard Reveals The Most Important Factor In Human Happiness

A 75-Year Harvard Study Has Revealed The One Most Important Factor In Human Happiness


Have you ever heard of the Harvard study that ran for 75 years to assess what makes us happy? It’s a revolutionary study in psychology.
It followed the lives of two groups of men for over 75 years, and it now follows their Baby Boomer children to understand how childhood experience reaches across decades to affect health and wellbeing in middle age.

So what keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction and he lays it all bear in the Ted talk below.
So what is the number one factor in your happiness and wellbeing? According to Waldinger:
“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier.”
Yep, the biggest predictor of your happiness and fulfilment overall in life is, basically, love.
Specifically, the study showed that having someone you can rely upon helps your nervous systems relax, helps your brain stay healthy and reduces emotional pain.
The data also clearly found that those who feel lonely are more likely to see their physical health decline earlier and die younger.
“It’s not just the number of friends you have, and it’s not whether or not you’re in a committed relationship,” says Waldinger. “It’s the quality of your close relationships that matters.”
It doesn’t matter whether you have a huge group friends, or if you’re in the perfect romantic relationship, it’s the quality of the relationships that counts – how much depth and honesty exists within them; the extent to which you can relax and be seen for who you truly are.
This a very good reminder to prioritize authentic connection with others. Because the data is clear that, in the end, you could all have the money you’ve ever wanted, but without loving relationships, you won’t be happy.
For a deeper dive into the significance of this study and what it truly means, check out this video below.


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Monday, June 12, 2017 by Richard · 0

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How Obama Kept Small Business Down And Created Donald Trump

Obama's love of government and extreme penchant for regulating everything under the sun gets a big piece of the blame for giving Trump almost Carte Blanche to do just the opposite.


The best summary quote in all of the many articles on Obama's regulatory regime: "the Obama administration has ranked as a hyper-regulator." This hyper-regulatory atmosphere was and is an absolute sure recipe for economic morass.

The real problem with those on the Left is that they trust politicians and bureaucrats more than they trust their neighbors and family. Thus, the relentless pursuit of government solutions to all our problems. Statism.

Get on board the deregulation train.

In 1995, President Bill Clinton determined that small businesses were in dire need of relief from the smothering effect of hundreds of thousands of pages of federal regulations. He worked with a Republican Congress to produce the most significant legislation ever to help small businesses, the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement and Fairness Act.
By contrast, the Obama administration talked about helping small businesses but continued to enact regulatory policies that limited the ability to profit and deterred new businesses from entering the market. In fact, towards the end the plan appeared to be one of speeding up regulations.
President Obama has said that “small businesses have always formed the backbone of the American economy. These entrepreneurial pioneers embody the spirit of possibility, the tireless work ethic, and the simple hope for something better that lies at the heart of the American ideal.” But the rate of growth for regulatory restrictions was approximately 38 percent larger for the Obama administration between 2009 and 2012 as it was during a similar number of years for President George W. Bush (2001 to 2004). Restrictions are actual regulatory requirements telling business what they “must’ or “shall” do. But, of course, these are just additions to regulatory restrictions that have been piling up since the 1870’s and now number more than 1 million. And yet Obama, more than any other president, has made decreasing the overall regulatory burden a high priority, issuing a specific executive order to require agencies to decrease the enormous volume of regulations.
But just as the administration continues to increase the rate of new regulations and restrictions, it is obvious that his executive order, which has the force and effect of law on federal employees, has failed to deliver. In an analysis of this effort, Randall Lutter found “that there is little new retrospective analysis by these agencies and that their plans for retrospective review appear to be leading to rulemakings that differ little from business as usual.”
As for new regulations that are crushing small businesses, the evidence is everywhere. A recent survey of small banks conducted by the Mercatus Center at George Mason found that "many respondents expressed frustration at how the rules would affect their ability to continue offering customers products that had worked well for both the bank and the customers.” These small banks talk of the implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law of 2010 as a “maddening pace of illogical and unnecessary regulation” that would not have prevented the 2008 financial collapse.
Financial regulatory agencies are not the only ones responsible. Proposed Food and Drug Administration regulations banning the use of trans fatty acids will make it extremely hard for small bakers to continue operating. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s proposed silica (industrial dust) rule will have the largest impact on small businesses, as 59 percent of workers affected are employed by small businesses. OSHA failed to consider less onerous regulatory options that would make it cheaper for them to keep workers just as safe. When seeking to regulate a common industrial ingredient, formaldehyde, the Environmental Protection Agency ignored one-third of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement and Fairness Act panel’s consensus recommendations to protect small businesses.
It’s not surprising that Obama has been unable to either restrain agencies from promulgating an excessive number of rules or to get them to voluntarily choose to remove ineffective and outdated regulations. The agencies jealously guard their unchecked monopolies on rulemaking and analysis of their own proposals. As Supreme Court Justice Kagan wrote, “Since the dawn of the modern administrative state, residents have tried to control the bureaucracy only to discover the difficulty of the endeavor.”
But a recent Mercatus Center study identifies a method that would help eliminate much of smothering rules that no longer work without trying to corral the unmanageable regulatory agencies. It requires a bold step by both Congress and the president, but one that will almost certainly pay dividends for small businesses and entrepreneurs wishing to start new businesses (most of which will start small).
The logic is simple: Appoint panels that are independent of agencies and have them make recommendations for groups of regulations that can be abolished. Congress would then simply vote the entire package up or down.
Just as President Clinton worked with a Republican Congress, President Obama can work with a Republican Congress, with the nation’s small businesses and would be-entrepreneurs being the primary beneficiaries.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by Richard · 0

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Do You Make These Mistakes Buying Or Storing Olive Oil?

Nine Critical Mistakes Most People Make Buying & Storing EVOO

Extra virgin olive oil is one of the world’s most popular superfoods. But if you make any of these common mistakes when buying or storing your oil, you can easily miss out on the magnificent flavor and most or even all of its health benefits.


By T. J. Robinson, The Olive Oil Hunter
May 2017

Mistake #1: Buying any grade other than “extra virgin.” To reap the health advantages of olive oil, it is crucial that you procure extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), the only form of olive oil that retains its natural phenols (antioxidants) and other active compounds. EVOO is minimally processed, whereas other oil grades, such as “virgin,” “pure,” or “light,” typically have been industrially refined and the healthful phenols destroyed.
Mistake #2: Not checking for—and insisting on—freshness. Olive oil, unlike wine, does not get better with age. Just the opposite. The olive is, after all, a fruit. Similar to other fruit juices, olive oil is best enjoyed fresh-squeezed. That’s when it delivers its zenith of freshness, flavor, and nutritional potency.
Always look for a “pressing date” on the label. Sometimes it’s called the “harvest date.” This tells you how fresh the olive oil is. If it’s beyond six months, don’t buy it! The precious nutrients in olive oil start to deteriorate six months after pressing.
Unfortunately, it’s not easy to find olive oils with pressing dates on their labels. Producers of ordinary mass market olive oils know that their oils may sit on supermarket shelves much longer than six months. As a result, they intentionally neglect to include the pressing date on their labels. They don’t want you to see how old and possibly stale their olive oil may be. At the link below, you’ll find harvest-fresh EVOOs that all show the pressing date.
Mistake #3: Being fooled by the “best used by” date. The same producers who neglect to put a “pressing date” will often display a “best used by” date on the label. But don’t be fooled—that’s merely a guide to avoiding rancidity and has nothing to do with peak flavor and nutritional potency. Outrageously in my view, many of these “best used by” dates are set to maximize shelf life and can run as long as two years, way beyond my recommended six-month freshness limit.
Mistake #4: Not shopping online. Because stores are notorious for stocking their shelves with oils that omit pressing dates and letting these oils remain on the shelves far too long, I encourage olive oil lovers to shop online. There are many outstanding artisanal olive oils available online that are sent to you direct from small farms right at harvest time. From these award-winning suppliers, you can receive ultra-fresh olive oil at their peak of flavor and nutritional goodness. See the link at the end of this article for more information.
Mistake #5: Buying olive oil in a clear bottle. Just as time is a mortal enemy of olive oil’s precious nutrients and flavor, light quickly degrades olive oil as well. Never buy any olive oil packaged in a clear glass bottle. Buy only oils in dark green or brown bottles. Avoid purchasing any oils displayed in direct sunlight or under fluorescent lights, so common in supermarkets.
Mistake #6: Having no idea what you’re buying. If possible, shop where sampling is encouraged. Some stores now have olive oil bars. Most stores websites will proudly tell you if you can sample before you purchase. 
Since freshness is so vital, whenever you sample an olive oil, anticipate feeling a gentle pinch at the back of your throat—a hallmark of the freshest olive oil. EVOO contains more than 30 phenols, which have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties. The best-known of these phenolic compounds is oleocanthal, which acts in a manner similar to the pain reliever ibuprofen. It’s Mother Nature’s own all-natural pain reliever. The name oleocanthal has very direct roots: oleo is the Greek term for “olive”; canth means “sting.” The “sting” refers to a prickly sensation in the back of the throat, a signifier of high phenolic levels in EVOO, which only the freshest olive oils deliver.
Mistake #7: Unwittingly buying olive oil made by the Mafia. In recent years, many of America’s most respected media, including ForbesThe Wall Street Journal, and CBS News, among others, have reported the appalling news that many olive oils in US stores are cheap counterfeits made by the Mafia. According to 60 Minutes, shoppers face a “sea of fakes.” Investigators have found that some of these fakes contain ingredients and chemicals that could cause serious harm. To avoid such fakes, buy only those olive oils that are independently lab certified to be 100% pure extra virgin olive oil. 
Mistake #8: Storing your oil incorrectly. Because olive oil is perishable, heat and oxygen are two additional enemies of flavor and EVOO’s healthful polyphenols. Store your olive oil in a cool, dark place—never next to the stovetop. For long periods between uses, feel free to store it in the fridge. Unless you are a voracious user, buy olive oil in small bottles or tins to minimize the amount of oxygen in contact with your oil inside its container.
Mistake #9: Thinking that all olive oils taste alike. If you’ve always bought your olive oil in a supermarket, odds are you’ve never experienced the extraordinary diversity of flavors that await you among the finest artisanal oils.
There are more than 700 kinds of olives, each with its own flavor profile. But ordinary mass-market olive oils sell in such huge volume, they must combine olives of many types, from numerous farms in different growing regions. In my view, this muddies the flavors that different olive varieties are known for.
In contrast, award-winning artisans create their oils from olives grown on small, boutique farms. These proud masters are dedicated to striving for flavor perfection from each different type of olive and deliciously food-friendly blends. This makes their award-winning creations as rich, complex, and distinctive as the finest wines.
For example, some varietals naturally yield a bright, spicy flavor. Their oils are audaciously bold and pair magnificently with a hearty charred steak or grilled lamb. In contrast, other artisanal olive oils are blended from olives that yield softer, more delicate nuances. These will perfectly complement—without overpowering—your delicate baked halibut. Still, other olives naturally yield a greener, more herbaceous oil that will crown your salad greens and veggies with scrumptious farm-fresh flavor.
Discovering and enjoying these amazing differences in fine artisanal olive oils is not only fun, but as any master chef will tell you, it’s one of the great secrets of elevating your favorite dishes to new heights of flavor, elegance, and satisfaction.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by Richard · 0

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Majority of Americans Offended By The Reporting Of Mainstream Media

In a terse interview conducted by phone with Politico, the former Georgia congressman, Newt Gingrich said that the president ought to “close down the White House press briefing room” and that reporters “should be banished to a nearby Starbucks.”
Weapons of Deception
“I am personally offended by the American news media,” Gingrich said. “I think it is destructive and disgusting. It is a danger to the country right now.”
Instead of a press briefing, Gingrich said White House spokesman Sean Spicer should field questions from the American people.
“Just say to the American people, ‘you get to choose,'” Gingrich said. He added that the closure would send a message “that the media is a corrupt institution and (Trump) is tired of being harassed by people whose only interest is making him look bad.”
Gingrich also said that the press “are nuts” and that reporters shouldn’t print any information they cannot attach a name to.
The interview was even more terse at the end:
“Gingrich said he was walking home from dinner and had little else to say. ‘Goodbye,’ he said before the phone clicked.”
Tell us how you really feel, Newt.
Gingrich’s remarks echo what he wrote in an op-ed for Fox News earlier this week, when he declared that “the President does not owe anything to the Washington press corps and the left-wing hypocrites who dominate today’s news media.”
“Since Watergate, the news media has acquired a steadily more arrogant attitude and has moved further and further to the left,” Gingrich wrote. “Today, they are adversarial opponents of conservatives — especially the Trump administration.
“I learned the hard way as speaker of the House that I could not regularly meet with reporters on camera,” he recalled. “It set up an arena for gotcha questions. Reporters gained imaginary points for finding stupid, narrow, often irrelevant things to argue over. Instead of being an opportunity for a genuine public dialogue, the daily on-camera briefings became a bloody battleground — totally to my disadvantage. Within a few weeks, we were forced to stop.”
Gingrich’s words were harsh but apt. This is a press corps that has declared since day one that it’s open season on the administration.
Gingrich’s prescription may be a radical one, but something radical needs to be done about the blatant media bias.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 by Richard · 0

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Documentary Reveals Our Amazing Ability To Heal Ourselves

SCIENCE BACKED DOCUMENTARY REVEALS AMAZING POTENTIAL OF THE BODY TO HEAL ITSELF



Enlightening entertainment: If you’re like me, you really enjoy a great documentary that captivates you with a powerful story and leaves you filled with more knowledge and wisdom than when you started out.

The concept of our beliefs creating the reality we experience is one that sometimes takes a little bit to wrap your head around. But is it so
far-fetched to think that the lens through which we view the world (and we all have lenses) might be the thing that needs a bit of cleaning or healing in order for us to see clearly?


The world premiere of Heal is scheduled to be released on June 1 at the Illuminate Film Festival. This documentary dives deep into an exploratory journey of science and spirituality, zeroing in on the lives of three individuals on a high-stakes healing journey and revealing that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions actually have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal.
What a liberating thought to know we are not ‘victims’ to unchangeable genes and we do actually have the ability to transform from the inside out. Heal shares what worked for these three people, what didn’t, and why.
You can grab tickets to the Illuminate Film Festival here to check out this film and many more.
One of the greatest shifts in my life came when I realized we are ALL healers. That term is not reserved for only certain ‘special people’ that seem to possess amazing powers; because of our innate design of all being made of the same ‘stuff’, we have the ability to help each other evolve and move through certain stagnations we face. This film will empower you with a new understanding of the miraculous nature of the human body and the extraordinary healer within us all.

I was very excited to see some of the leading scientists and spiritual teachers that appear in this documentary, some of whom include: Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Anita Moorjani, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Michael Beckwith, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Anthony William, and many more. These people have written books, led talks, made films, and inspired millions with their messages.
If you’ve ever wondered how the human body can heal itself, then this might be a great documentary to watch. More and more we’re seeing the word disease being broken down as dis-easebecause science is telling us that this dis-ease in the body comes from a strong connection to the emotions we hold and the beliefs we carry. There is much to explore here.
The Illuminate Film Festival is on from May 31st to June 4th in Sedona. Early bird tickets are on sale now. Check out the full schedule of films being shown here.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by Richard · 0

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ten Popular And Healthy Herbs You Can Grow Inside, In Water All Year Long

Herbs are known for their culinary, medicinal and relaxation properties. They give flavor to food and provide numerous health benefits. However, not many people can manage to have fresh herbs throughout the year and they use dried ones. This is mainly due to the climate. Fortunately, you can grow your own herbs indoors and have a fresh supply all year long. Fresh herbs are rich in nutrients, color, and flavor. Here’s how to grow herbs indoors.


Growing Herbs Indoors
The process of growing plants indoors in water is known as hydroponics. So, here are the steps:
  • You should take some herb cutting and put them in glass bottles. Add plain water, either rain water or tap water which has been left to air overnight. Avoid using tight-fitting containers.
  • Remove the lower leaves because they can rot in water. You should change the water once a week. When the roots start growing, don’t change the water.
  • You can also soak a few willow branches in warm water overnight and then use to speed up the growth.
  • Place the jar on a bright light.

10 Herbs You can Grow Indoors

1. Basil

You can easily grow basil indoors. It is packed with antioxidant, antibiotic, antifungal, and antiviral properties and it provides numerous benefits. Simply, cut off the stem you want to root before the parent plant flowers.

2. Lemon Balm

This herb is known for its fresh smell, which keeps the mosquitos and insects away. You should pick several cuttings in spring or fall and put them in water in a bright place. Lemon balm can help digestion and reduce anxiety. Bear in mind that you should change the water once a week.

3. Oregano

The process of growing oregano is similar to that of basil. You should take fresh oregano cuttings in water and pinch the growing tips as it grows. It has various health benefits which come as a result of its antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antioxidant properties.

4. Peppermint

This is probably the easiest herb you can grow indoors. All you should do is place some fresh peppermint cuttings in water. You can use it in your salads and desserts. It will soothe bowel syndrome and reduce the stress levels. Moreover, you will be protected from spiders and mice as they don’t like the smell.

5. Rosemary

Its thick stems will take a while to grow roots and should be placed in a sunny spot. You can use it in soups, as a garnish or meat rub. It can improve the brain health, boost memory, and promote hair growth.

6. Sage

You can grow your own sage indoors by taking a few sprigs in the spring from an outdoor plant and placing them in shallow water. Make sure you don’t let the leaves touch the water. This amazing herb will help you with anxiety, and it will improve the memory.

7. Spearmint

This herb requires the same growing process as peppermint. It is extremely beneficial for post-menopausal women and can balance sex hormones.

8. Stevia

Take organic stevia cuttings and put them in a glass jar full of water. Stevia doesn’t like the cold, so make sure to put it in a consistently warm spot. It will help you stop smoking.

9. Tarragon

Grow tarragon by taking spring cuttings after fresh growth appears. You should place it on a warm and bright spot. Tarragon is packed with antibacterial properties and it can regulate blood sugar levels and treat metabolic syndrome.

10. Thyme

You should take cuttings in the mid-spring or early summer before the parent plants flowers. Keep it moist to prevent drying out. This herb is beneficial as it can lower blood pressure, prevent tooth decay, and cause cancer cell death.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Your Body is Acidic Which Causes Cancer, Here Are Easy Steps To Alkalize Your Body


Many people who are reading this may have a high acidity level in his or her body. This is due to the typical first world diet of processed foods, refined sugars, and GMOs. However, many people do not know that an acidic body is a breeding ground for cancer, excess weight, pain and many health issues.
Fortunately, making your organism more alkaline is very simple and easy. Making alkaline environment is, in fact, the opposite of acidic environment.
Here are 10 simple natural ways that you can practice every day and they will alkalize your organism. At the same time you will gain more everyday energy and vitality:
  1. The most important thing is to start your day with a smile and with a large glass of water with the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon. Lemons actually have the opposite effect on your body even they may seem acidic. Drink first thing in the morning to flush the system.
    Another option is to drink one or two glasses of organic apple cider vinegar and water daily. You should only mix one to two tablespoons of vinegar in eight ounces of water.
  2. Eat a large portion of green salad tossed in lemon juice and quality olive oil. Greens (vegetable or fruit) are among the best sources of alkaline minerals, like calcium. Eat alkaline foods during the day like most fruits and vegetables. They sustain the body’s pH on a daily basis and keep balance in your organism.
  3. Your snack should consist on raw, unsalted almonds. Almonds are full of minerals that are natural alkaline like magnesium and calcium, which actually help to balance out the acidity and in the same time to balance blood sugar.
  4. Drink almond milk and make yourself nice berry smoothie with added green powder like spirulina, or other greens. If you have a choice between almond milk and cow’s milk, almond milk is a better option.
  5. Go for a nice walk or some other exercise. It’s very important to be active. Exercise actually helps move acidic products so your body can better eliminate them.
  6. Breathe deeply. Ideally, choose a spot that has fresh, oxygen-rich air and go there whenever you can. While you are there, drink lots of water (and on daily basis as well) to flush the system of waste.
  7. Do not eat meat every day. If you can skip few days without meat it will be great because eating meat every day leaves an acid residue behind. We have a lot of vegan or vegetarian recipes for you. Alkalize your body!
  8. Skip dessert loaded with sugar and skip drinking soda.  Sugar is one of the worst acidic foods we consume and our enemy. If you drink just ONE can of soda, you will actually need more than thirty glasses of neutral water to neutralize the acidity in your body!
  9. Add more vegetables to your diet. Be careful, potatoes don’t count. However, sweet potatoes are a good choice but don’t make them with butter, use olive oil and Himalayan salt for baking. Peppers, Asparagus, squash, Aubergines, and other vegetables are also great choices.
  10. And last but not least: Add more sprouts to your daily diet. They are extremely alkalizing and rich in nutrients and energy-boosting enzymes.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

10 Veggies You Can Grow At Home Forever

As much as we fought our parents at the dinner table, because we didn’t want to finish our broccoli or peas, we now know how extremely important vegetables are to our health. and I'm sure you work hard to incorporate them into your daily intake.
There’s only one problem – they go bad incredibly fast.
Why’s that such a big deal? Because it means we have to make extra trips to the supermarket and spend extra money to replace veggies that have gone bad in our household. So what’s the solution you ask?
Simple, grow your own vegetables. That sounds like a lot of work. But not with these ten vegetables, that you only need to buy one time-and enjoy forever!

Carrots:

Carrot, the wonderfully bright and crunchy snack are versatile enough to be regrown from carrot tops. Have the carrot tops put in a dish that has little water. Place the dish in a room that is well-lit or on a window sill. Carrot greens are a bit bitter, but when chopped up with garlic and sweetened with vinegar, they can be used in salads.

Celery:

You can use leftover celery bottoms for this. You know the part no one wants to eat. Cut the base off and place it in a shallow bowl or saucer in the sun. The leaves will thicken and grow with time in the middle of the base. Plant it in soil after 3 days.

Romaine Lettuce:

Romaine lettuce, your weekly salads main ingredient. Romaine lettuce is pretty much a staple ingredient in my house. We use it in pretty much anything, wherever we can. You can grow more lettuce from the bottom of an existing lettuce head.
Put stumps of the romaine lettuce in a ½ inch of water. Once new roots and leaves start to appear (a few days later) replant your lettuce into a soiled pot or garden. The leaves can grow up to twice the size.
Fun Fact: Cabbages can also be regrown in the same way.

Bok Choy:

Chinese cabbage of a variety with smooth-edged tapering leaves. Place the bok choy in a well-lit area, with the roots ends in water. Leave it for 1-2 weeks. After a couple weeks have passed move the vegetable to a pot filled with soil. It will grow a new full head. Not like a live head, of course. But a full head of lettuce. Ready to eat.

Globe Artichoke:

This member of the thistle family with edible flower bud called artichokes. Do not harvest them until they unfurl to reveal fuzzy purple flowers. To grow this plant you’ll a moist, well-drained soil and sunny environment. Plant 24-36 inches apart in rows about 36 inches apart. Amend the soil prior to planting with 2 inches of compost. Fertilize monthly with a high-nitrogen fertilizer.
You can harvest these perennial artichokes in spring, but they also have a secondary peak in fall. Pick the flower buds when the stalk has fully extended but the bud has not opened.

Asparagus:

This slender spring beauty is probably the most well-known vegetable, and one of the most coveted early spring vegetables. It can keep producing for up to 25 years.  It’s not a quick producer, such as many annual vegetables are, but asparagus can end up providing tasty green treats every year once they get established.
Planting asparagus can be done with seeds or with 2-year old crowns. The seeds take a few years to mature, while the crowns (purchased from a store) produce much faster results. Whether you choose to go with seeds or crowns, make sure you plant it in well-drained soil. Waterlogged asparagus will rot!

Scallions:

You can regrow scallions using their unwanted roots. Leave an inch of the scallions attached to the root then put them in a glass of water. Place the glass of water in a room that’s well-lit and of moderate temperature.  Once they’re 4-6 inches long, they’re ready to pick and enjoy.

Garlic:

The famous vampire repellant is also reusable as a vegetable. Sprouts will regrow from garlic cloves. They taste milder than garlic and can be added to pasta, salads and other dishes. When they begin to sprout, have them placed in a glass that has little water. Leave it in a window, or outside and let mother nature do the rest. When the sprouts are a few inches long replant the cloves in a pot with soil. You will see leaves in a few days starting to sprout. When the leaves turn brown and fall your garlic is ready for picking.
Fun Fact: one little clove could produce 10+ more cloves of garlic for you

Basil:

Basil cuttings can be used to grow new basil. Put basil clippings that have stems of 3-4 inches in a glass of water. Place them in direct sunlight and when the roots become 2 inches long, plant them in pots. With time, they will grow into full basil plants. Be sure to change the water constantly, though, so they don’t get slimy. Cause who wants slimy basil? Not me.

Cilantro:

If you place the stems of cilantro in a glass of water, they will grow. When the roots become long enough, plant them in a pot that has soil. Place them in a room with ample lighting. The plants will be fully grown in a few months.
Feel proud of growing your own veggies! Your pocketbook will thank you and so will your health.

Saturday, December 10, 2016 by Richard · 0

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