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YOU and Joy in YOUR Life

 

Joy is one of the most important words in the world.  Because

people are always looking for JOY outside of themselves but all it

takes is the journey inwards.  And that is where the problem is

because Selfhood is a difficult process.

 

Reading about JOY helps us individually, but it is an individual

the journey only YOU can travel.

 

The Book of Joy, by the Dalai Lama, is a great book to have in

YOUR library.  It delves into the concept a cultivation of JOY in

life.  About finding true JOY.  Applies nuggets of wisdom to apply

in everyday life, which we always need to have empowerment

from outside to say inside “Yes, that is for me and I will take that

in”.

 

Once again, if YOU do not have peace, joy, and love YOU cannot

help others find it.  By reading and building your own spiritual

library, plus all other books, be grateful YOU are always

developing and growing and learning and becoming MORE.

 

We each have to live our lives on a daily basis but it is wonderful

to hear from other how they reach JOY in their own life.

 

When we read about others and their journey it helps us look

within and maybe if it is good we can look at things different and

begin to absorb the good insights.

 

Sometimes we need to ask difficult questions and we need

sources that give us a new view.  The Book of Joy is one of these

books.  It is an inspiring book for each of us, not the end all but

one of those YOU will be empowered by for your own life.  It will

be challenging and thought to provoke guide through some

essential life issues.  Absorb it and comprehend how it can impact

your life if take the journey toward deeper compassion, sharing,

understanding, enlighten and love.

 

Dr. Peck’s first sentence in “The Road Less Traveled” is

Life is Difficult

 

We have to be inspired, empowered, positive, loving, have JOY,

on a daily basis so we need to read books like “The Book of Joy

because “Life is Difficult” and we need to have all the above

everyday and it helps to read and take in what others have to say

so that we can take in, be inspired, empower SELF, be positive,

and loved and have that JOY we need on a daily basis.

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YOU and Never Settle

 

 

It is only 2 words but for YOU and each of us it is 2 very important

Words.

 

NEVER SETTLE

 

Do not settle for less than you deserve.  That applies to

everything in life.  If you consider yourself a person of high value,

which you should, then you should set a high standard for who

you associate with.  That could include friends, boyfriends, or co-

workers.

 

YOUR image should be a person of high worth

 

This blog, podcast and all on this website are to raise you to

the highest level of development, what you aspire to, how to get

healthy, and be a productive person and:

 

What Does Life Expect from YOU?

 

Finding out what life expect from you – in mind, body and spirit.

 

Set your standards for SELF high- because YOU are

 

You can expect only the best for YOU and from YOU

 

Building a life of high quality and high standards and never

settling for less.

  1. Always look to upgrade

 

In relationships especially

 

  1. Friends are a dime a dozen

 

Branch out to find some wonderful friendships around

 

  1. Aim for perfect

 

Never expect to achieve perfection, but never give up in          pursuit of it.

 

  1. Embrace change

 

One of my favorite challenging things in life change

 

Have the attitude that you derive the best in life, great things will

come your way.  Eat the best foods, see the best places, and

meet the best people

 

Never settle in a relationship

 

Here are some wonder quotes about SETTLING

 

Rule #1

Never be #2

 

Don’t get what you kind of sort of want.

Get what you actually really want.

 

Sometimes you have to walk away from what you want to find

What you deserve

 

Let go of what you are used to

Wait for what you deserve

 

I know what I bring to the table

So trust me when I say I am not afraid to eat alone

 

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life

 

I can’t settle for just anything, my daughter is watching me

 

It might hurt to walk away but that will never compare to the pain of staying.

Don’t let the fear of being alone, keep you in a relationship

Where you are alone

 

Sometimes life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see but you

 

Stay hungry, never settle

 

Never forget that walking away from something unhealthy is BRAVE – even if you stumble a little on way out the door

 

By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others.

 

YOU are what you settle for

 

Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.

 

Love

Trust

Honesty

Magic

Chemistry

Do not settle for anything less

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YOU and Research showing soil depletion of vitamins & nutrients

 

This is from scientific American:

The main culprit in the disturbing nutritional trend is soil depletion:

modern intensive agricultural methods have stripped increasing

amounts of nutrients from the soil in which the food we eat grows.

Each successive general of fast-growing, pest-resistant carrot is

truly less good for you than the one before

 

A landmark study on the topic by Donald Davis and his team of

researchers from the University of Texas(UT) at Austin’s

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was published in

December 2004 in the Journal of the American College of

Nutrition.  They studied U.S Department of Agriculture nutritional

 

Data from both 195 and 1999 for 43 different vegetables and

fruits, finding “reliable declines” in the amount of protein,

calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin(vitamin B2)and vitamin c over

the past half century.  Davis and his colleagues chalk up this

declining nutritional content to the preponderance of agricultural

practices designed to improve traits,(size, growth rate, pest

resistance other than nutrition.

 

I am adding that since this study there has probably added items

for “SHELF LIFE”.

 

The organic Consumers Association cites several other studies

with similar findings.  A Kushi Institute analysis of nutrient date

from 1975 to 1997 found that average calcium levels in 12 fresh

vegetables dropped 27 percent, iron levels 37%, vitamin A levels

21%, and vitamin C levels 30%.  There was a British Food Journal

also.  One study concluded that one has to eat eight oranges

today to derive the same amount of Vitamin A as our

grandparents would have gotten from ONE>

 

The following is by:

Michael Karr, Ph.D

ARCPACS Certified Professional Soil Scientist

 

Mineral nutrient depletion continues to be a problem in U. S. farm,

forest, and range soils.  The depletion is caused by natural

processes, such as weathering and erosion, particularly in the

sensitive soils of the southeastern United States.  More

significantly, throughout the United States, human accelerated

depletion is caused by the production of high yield crops and

livestock grazing.  Those activities cause nutrients to be removed

and organic matter to be depleted from the soil;s natural cycling

system.  Moreover, when commercial growers attempt to

replenish the soils of only some mineral nutrients by fertilization

they may exacerbate mineral nutrient imbalances.  While methods

exist to replenish the soil of its mineral nutrients there is a relative

lack of knowledge on how to identify all deficiencies and to fully

correct them.  In addition, the lack of an economic incentive to

implement long term, soil-building solutions perpetuates the

relative fragility and inconsistency of US soils nutrient supplying

power

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YOU and EMFs impact on your health and that of your children

and pets, as our overuse of electricity contributes greatly to

pollution from coal-fired electricity plants.  Those who are wise will

heed the warnings of the electrically sensitive and reduce the

EMF radiation in their homes through good design and reduction of

dependence on electric appliance.

 

Even if you cannot feel it, or see it, EMF –and more and more we

are into a wireless world.  So be informed and know it is having

an effect and it is accumulative.

 

Amir Raz, assistant professor of clinical neuroscience at

Columbia University offers the following answer about could

certain frequencies of electromagnetic waves or radiation interfere

with BRAIN FUNCTION?

 

DEFINITELY.  Radiation is energy and research findings provide

at least some information concerning how specific types may

influence biological tissue, including that of the brain.

Evidence of health effects from EMF, including their influence on

the brain, is inconclusive and the probability that EMF exposure is

a genuine health hazard is currently small. (Listed below:  Israel and

Germany have concerns) Microwave frequencies below 3,000

megahertz can penetrate the outer layers of the skin, be absorbed

into the underlying tissues, and result in all the known biological

effects of heating, including burns, cataracts, and possible death.

 

A few studies concluded that cell phone exposure enhanced

certain aspects of cognitive performance as measured by reaction

time and accuracy; others showed no difference, and a few,

including a very recent investigation, show that such exposure

had detrimental effects in specific contexts such as attention

span.

 

Martin Blank, PhD-Department of Physiology and Cellular

Biophysics at Columbia University has a wonderful little video

about the harmful health effects of electromagnetic radiation

Can cause:

Asthma-Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Salivary Gland cancer

Brain Tumor

Lymphatic cancer and Bone Marrow Cancer

Miscarriage

Suicide

Alzheimer’s disease

Depression

Leukemia

 

Cell towers health effects

People that live close to cell towers can have fatigue, irritability,

a headache, nausea, appetite loss, sleep disturbance, depression

and on and on

 

Many home appliances create EMF:

Cordless phones,

Wireless baby monitors

Wireless doorbells

Wireless routers

Wireless modems

Anything wireless

 

This is all from Natural News:

Ways to reduce EMF radiation in your home and life

Keep your immune system strengthened

Practice a chemical-free lifestyle

Unplug electrical appliances when not in use

Keep your bedroom, and children bedroom, free of electrical

appliances, especially near your head while you sleep

Avoid low-voltage halogen and fluorescent lighting.

Avoid use of microwave ovens, hair dryers, electric toothbrush,

electric blankets

Avoid plasma TVs

Keep computer unplugged when not in use

Avoid areas with wireless networking

 

BBC new said “low-energy bulbs ‘cause a migraine”

Israel Knesset has bans placing cellular antennas on residential

buildings.

Germany warns citizens to avoid using Wi-Fi

Be informed and know about EMF and use it, store, it in your

home carefully, in separate rooms from YOU and YOUR children.

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YOU and the Power of YOUR Subconscious Mind

 

Dr. Joseph Murphy books

 

YOUR intellect will try to get in the way but do not let this be.

This is considered one of the top Spiritual authors of the last

century.  I have read “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind”

starting in the 1980s.  It has been wonderful and moved me

development through life, and been an important part of that

development.  Plus, he has other books, and the one we will

eventually talk about is the Fear/Worry one because many people

have ingrained into them that fear/worry is a constant thing and it

should not be.

 

Dr. Murphy 1898 – 1981

 

The following is from Dr. Murphy book:

 

How This book can work Miracles in Your Life

I have seen miracles happen to men and women in all walks of

life all over the world.  Miracles can happen to you, too when you

begin using the magic power of YOUR subconscious mind.  This

the book is designed to teach you that your habitual thinking and

imagery mold, fashion, and create your Destiny for as a man

thinketh in his subconscious mind, so is he.

 

There have been lots and lots of books about Law of Attraction

but I believe that Dr. Murphy’ books his teachings were some of

the first that gave a basic understanding.  And most of the author’s

followed in his footsteps.

 

Dr. Murphy continues:

Why is one man sad, and another man happy?  Why is one man

joyous and prosperous, and another man poor and miserable?

Why is one man fearful and anxious and another full of faith and

confident?  Why does one man have a beautiful, luxurious home

while another man lives out a meager existence in a slum?

 

And on Dr. Murphy ask these questions about why this way and

not that way.  Then he tells his reason for writing this book:

 

The following summary is at the end of the 1st chapter and will

help you understand the difference:

 

All you need and want in life is within you.

 

You have the ability to contact and release this power of the

subconscious mind in YOU

 

Your subconscious mind has all the answers to all problems.

 

YOUR subconscious mind is the builder of your body and can

heal you.  Lull yourself to sleep at night with the idea of perfect

health, and your subconscious, being your faithful servant will

obey

 

Every thought is a cause, and every condition is an effect.

 

Never use the terms, I can’t afford it” or “I can’t do this” your

subconscious mind takes you at your word.

 

I can, I can, I can said the little red engine!

 

The law of life is the law of belief.

 

Change your thought change your life

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YOU and Milk Thistle

 

Prevention should be your goal.  Prevention of cancer,

diabetes, arthritis and any disease.  The more information YOU

have on natural and organic items the better you are to maintain

healthy aging.  My goal for you is not to get any disease and the

hopes that each blog written on this website gives you information

so you will not be sick and will know the things for prevention.

 

Milk Thistle has been used for 2,000 years as an herbal remedy

for a variety of ailments, particularly liver, kidney and gall bladder

problems.  Several scientific studies suggest that substances in

milk thistle protect the liver from toxins, including certain drugs,

such as acetaminophen(Tylenol), which can cause liver damage

in high doses.

 

Milk thistle is often suggested as a treatment for alcoholic hepatitis

and alcoholic cirrhosis.  Most studies d=show milk thistle

improves liver function and increases survival in people with

cirrhosis or chronic hepatitis.

 

Early lapidary studies suggest that silymarin and other active

substances in milk thistle may have anti-cancer effects.  These

substances appear to:

Stop cancer cells from dividing and reproducing

Shorten the lifespan of cancer cells

Reduce blood supply to tumors

The above information if from University of Maryland Medical

Center

Dr. Mercola website has that milk thistle anti-inflammatory effects

are among its greatest achievements, and recent research

suggest this is accomplished, in part using a two-phase process

similar to those used by other beneficial natural compounds like

curcumin and a component of green tea.

 

Aside from liver health and cancer protection, milk thistle also

shows promise for:

Kidney health

Heart health

Diabetes

Brain health

Listed below are 14 health benefits of milk thistle

Protects liver

Antioxidant

Anti-inflammatory

Infections

Neuroprotective

Anti-diabetic

Protects the heart

Protects from chemicals and toxins

May help prevent and treat cancer

Improves bone health

Effective milk secretor

Protects against radiation-induced lung injury

Reduces iron absorption

Inhibits fat cells

 

The above list is from selfhacked.com website and it has an in-

depth explanations on each item.

Milk thistle is scientifically called Silybum marianum.  It is an annual

or biennial plant of the Asteraceae family.  Originally a native of

Southern Europe through to Asia, it now found throughout the

world.

The following is from Liversupport.com about milk thistle:

Functions as a therapeutic agent for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease

Improves blood sugar levels

Reduces cell damage caused by radiation and chemotherapy treatments

Supplements sunscreen protection and may be useful against multiple types of skin disease

Words as a free radical scavenger and powerful antioxidant

Reduces hot flashes and other related menopausal symptoms

Other listed items also from this website

 

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YOU and Spiritual Power

 

There is a lot to be said about POWER – but it is about spiritual

power today.

 

How we live daily is about our Spiritual Power

Love

Forgiveness

Joy

Dignity

Character

 

Martin Luther King, Jr wrote of power and he was a very spiritual

Man:

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in

moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at

times of challenge and controversy”.

 

He had that spiritual power we should all want because Dr. Martin

Luther King, Jr. had IT

 

Plato said about power:

“The measure of a man is what he does with power”.

 

We have seen over the last 70 years what many men have done

with power.  Last year the United States of America dropped over

26,000 bombs around the world.  That was in “ZeroHedge”, online

financial newspaper. This is power but not Spiritual.

 

Power can be used for good or for evil.

 

JFK knew there was a possibility that there were different groups

that would not like his policies but he was determined that his

American people did not want war or be at odds with the Soviet

Union but his spiritual self kept moving him into a place of peace

for his America.   I believe his spiritual power was at peace in the

end.

 

Spiritual Power brings each of us:

Peace

and

Joy

 

Life that moves us to aging with grace and dignity and no regrets.

 

Spiritual Power allows us to be strong in thought and actions that

we each take throughout each day, in being about SELFhood, not

what anyone else want’s YOU to think.    Put aside all news and

when Self has discovered Spiritual Power use it wisely and be at

peace about it.

 

Friedrich Nietzsche said:

“There are two different types of people in the world, those who

want to know, and those who want to believe”.

 

Be that person who wants to know “Spiritual Power” and use it for

good.  Study, read, acknowledge, and be wise with the truth you

find.  That is the Spiritual Person who has the Spiritual Power.

Reinhold Niebuhr’s book:

Moral Man and Immoral Society:  A Study in Ethics and Politics

Should be required reading for all Americans and realize that

collective behavior of man/woman is different from his individual

behavior.

 

If a government worker/private worker is doing something

unethical at work but believes their self to be a Spiritual Person –

speak up and speak out because Spiritual Power comes from

being Spiritual in all that we do, work or personal life.

 

Joy and Peace for today

 

 

 

 

 

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YOU and the Best Brain Food

 

Dr. Axe says the best brain food is:

  1. Avocados
  1. Beets
  1. Blueberries
  1. Bone Broth
  1. Broccoli
  1. Celery
  1. Coconut Oil
  1. Dark Chocolate
  1. Egg Yolks
  1. Extra virgin olive oil
  1. Green, leafy vegetables
  1. Rosemary
  1. Salmon
  1. Turmeric
  1. Walnuts

 

I have for the last 30 years been eating many of the above in my diet – for hypothyroidism.

 

Here is the list from Webmd.com

Blueberries

Wild salmon

Nuts and seeds

Avocados

 

Harvard. Edu talks about paying attention to how eating

different foods make you feel – try cutting out all processed

foods and sugar.  Adding fermented foods like kimchi, miso,

sauerkraut, pickles, or kombucha.  They say you might want

to try going dairy-free – and some people feel better when

their diets are grain-free.  Try the “clean” diet for two to three

weeks.

 

The field of Nutritional Psychiatry is relatively new, however

there are observational data regarding the  association

between diet quality and mental healthy across countries,

cultures and age groups – depression in particular.

There are also some studies suggesting that dietary

improvement can prevent depression.  Diet during early life

is also linked to mental health outcomes in children.

An international team of researchers found that seniors who

consumed the most nutritious food had a nearly 25 percent

reduction in the risk of mental decline compared those with

the least healthy diets.  A study published in the online issue

of Neurology

 

Dr. Mercola’s list for brain food is very close to Dr. Axe.

 

In today’s environment, it is very hard to stay on a day in and

day out the diet of all the above “best brain” foods.

For the most part of the year- I never buy any canned,

bagged, or boxed foods to bring home for foods.  Once in a

great while, I will buy a can of chili or a box of favorite

crackers but it is limited to one-two times a year.

My Blood type along with my hypothyroidism requires my

body to eat mostly proteins, meat, eggs, tuna and green

leafy salad with fresh tomatoes.  I watch what I eat because I

also, have edema and I keep that at bay with my daily fresh

diet.

The above are my health issues but I pay attention to what I

eat daily.

 

I went through depression when my childhood family was

dying and I started several years ago adding

Lithium Orotate as a supplement.  Please do a search:

 

Lithium orotate Dr. John Grey and listen to his video on

Lithium orotate.

We do not have enough lithium orotate for our brain.  Very

affection and will probably help for depression and anxiety.

 

Either buy it at Dr. Grey’s website or I get mine from

The Power Hour-Joyce Riley’s radio show out of Missouri

It is the fuel that will make your brain work best.

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high protein, low carb dietWhen you go to buy foods that are marked “organic” you need to

do your research on what the FDA qualifies as “organic”?

Revised rules went into effect on Oct. 21, 2002 and the

Latest USDA definition states:

Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of

renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to

enhance environmental quality for future generations.  Organic

meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that

are given no antibiotics or growth hormones.  Organic food is

produced without using most conventional pesticides; petroleum-

based fertilizers or sewage sludge-based fertilizer;

bioengineering; or ionizing radiation.  Before a product can be

labeled “organic,” a Government-approved certified inspect the

farms where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is

following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic

standards.  Companies that handle or process organic food

before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be

certified, too.

BUT, you need to think about the following when you are

shopping in your neighborhood grocery store:

  1. The air and weather has been loaded down with metals

and toxins for years now.

  1. The soil has been depleted of nutrients for years now.
  1. The seeds that are used for growing YOUR food have

all been genially engineered, and for fast growing at that.

 

So I buy the best quality fresh vegetables I can afford, I buy

vegetables that I have to peel-carrots, beets, cucumbers, and

others that I can peel or have a thick skin,

The most nutrients I put in my body every week is the juice

I make:  chard with turmeric, olive oil and black pepper or

carrot juice with fresh ginger root.  You can freeze individual

portions and use within 1 week.

 

Although it is difficult to say I do this 100% of the time-but I try

hard not to buy anything in a:  bag, box, or canned food.

I do buy tuna fish at Whole Foods, plus I buy Whole Foods

365 brand.

 

EAT LESS, BUY BEST QUALITY YOU CAN AFFORD

 

You are going to have to supplement because of the conditions

that the food is grown and processed anymore.  50 to 100 or

more years ago the environment and soils were organic but

that is not the case anymore.

 

Read, do YOUR research so You understand the process of

the food you and YOUR family eat anymore.

The grains and how they affect your digestive system and YOUR

body.

The sky’s are being sprayed and that is having a terrible effect

on YOUR body and the food you put in it.  Toxins and heavy

metals that do damage to your body.  BEWARE – BEWARE

Over time all these negative items going into your body

will make your body diseased and sick.  Not only will YOUR

body become sick but YOU will die sick and I know that is

not what you want for you, your children or your family and

friends.

 

We want to die of old age and happy and healthy.  Not hooked

up to any machine where our family and friends stand around

waiting for me to die.

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YOU and Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and Others

 

The Power of Positive Thinking was a book that was always in our

Home when I was growing up and had always been there and

Was something my parents practiced all the lives – and I have f

followed Dr. Peale’s principles also for my life.

 

God is mentioned throughout the book but anyone reading the

Blog’s I write know how important God is in my life.  I thank God

every day, I pray for other’s health and success, my children,

friends, and especially when I hear of any family going through

trauma I send a prayer their way.

 

Prayer and positive thinking helps YOUR body and helps your

cells.

 

Prayer and positive thinking will help anyone, at any time, on

anything.

 

Fear and worry can cause your health to deteriorate.  Being

positive and letting go of all fear and worry in your life – turning it

over to God –makes for a healthy and happy body.  I have found

that so true in my own life and know you have and will also.

 

Not only does positive thinking help your spirituality but how

important it is for your body.  To love, to smile, to laugh, to have

joy.  Between YOU and God – all the positive and wonderful

things in life bring about those positive things in YOUR life.

 

Researchers continue to explore the effects of positive thinking

and optimism on health.  Mayo Clinic has said that the health

benefits that positive thinking may provide include:

 

Increased lifespan – that is an awesome thought!

 

Lower rates of depression

 

Lower levels of distress

 

Greater resistance to the common cold

 

Better psychological and physical well-being

 

Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease

 

Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress

 

It is unclear why people who engage in positive thinking

experience these health benefits.  One theory is that having a

positive outlook enables us to cope better with stressful

situations, which reduces the harmful health effects of stress on

YOUR body.

 

John Hopkins Medicine gives a few tips on power of positive

thinking also:

 

Smile More

 

Reframing – in a traffic jam –I take a deep breath and am grateful

 

Build resiliency – maintain good relationship, accept change, be

 

A problem solver when they appear

 

That Mayo Clinic and John Hopkins Medicine also have some

positive thinking principles, it is amazing that Dr. Peale came out

with his principles in 1930 sometime.  But, as time has come

forward even big medical centers find that positive thinking has a

lot to do with not only spirituality but with our health and body.

 

Healthy aging and Joy for today

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