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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


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


Brain health

Listed below are 14 health benefits of milk thistle

Protects liver






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 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


The following is from 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







YOU and clearing your MIND of stress


There are always constant ups and downs in life, roadblocks,

unplanned obstacles, arguments, and setbacks that all contribute

to one thing – stress, and lots of it.


White you cannot avoid stress altogether, simply letting it build up

and consume you can lead to not only a meltdown but sickness

and the dreaded thing called “disease”.


A clear mind is a healthy, productive mind.  Listed below are 8

ways that may help you clear your mind and be relaxed and

healthy along this road called “Life”.


Talk to a friend.

Read a great book

Write in a daily journal

Hit the gym hard

Go for a long run

Go punch for punch in the boxing ring

Take some time to meditate

Unplug from technology and for a walk or hike


Inc. Magazine had an article about how to clear mind in 15



Oh, this is really good and give it a try on one of those really

stressful days that show up often in Life:


5 minutes of physical activity

4 minutes of gratitude

3 minutes of meditation

2 minutes of silence

1 minute of deep breathing


what a wonderful way to spend 15 minutes.  Try it, you may find

that it actually does clear out the stress.


Dr. Mercola’s ways to relieving stress:

I have read, listened to and practice a lot over the years that Dr.

Mercola has to say.


Not relieving stress in our lives can cause:

Depressing, anxiety and moodiness

Immune dysfunction

Weight gain or loss

Cardiovascular disease

Sleep problems

Stomach and digestive problems

Headaches and back pain

Dr. Mercola says:

Sorting our priories and learning the value of saying NO

Meditation helps you take deliberate break from stress

Meridian tapping technique – which I have done over the years


Dr. Swenson’s books contain some other:





There are lots of ways listed above to relieve stress on a daily


Remember, the one reason to work on the above ways is

especially to stop sickness, disease, and anything negative

invading our daily life.

I have found that doing “First things First” and not putting off a

task I do not enjoy.  I always have a mission every day, I have a

plan, a triage plan if necessary.  There are always things that are

going to stress us out but also taking a deep breath and relaxing

shoulders and letting the body relax is a very helpful stress relaxer.








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







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


“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



Spiritual Power brings each of us:





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



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










YOUR Spiritual Plan is YOUR own


On a daily basis, it is easy for each of us to just take for granted our Spiritual journey –

but we each need to be reminded how Blessed we are to be here, healthy today, and

live a productive life full of many blessings.


Over the years I have read at least 100 spiritual books by many different authors who

have followed their own Spiritual Plan:


Victor Frankl


Dr. Joseph Murphy


Dr. Wayne Dwyer


Tony Robbins


Johnathan Livingstone Seagull


Deepak Chopra


Paulo Coelho


Dr. Norman Vincent Peale


Dale Carnegie


Dr. Stephen R. Covey



From the 1950’s to today’s authors I have read many so that I always felt I was

maturing in my own Spiritual Plan.


What has happened along the way is that family and friends have influenced my

journey and my own Spiritual Plan.


Today, at this time, in the Now, I do not let anyone or anything influence my Spiritual Plan and have not for many years.  I hope your Spiritual Plan is YOUR own because it brings, love, peace, joy, forgiveness and much strength to deal with life’s trauma.


I have a friend, for almost 30 years now but have not seen for many years, but he is 88 now and his Spiritual Plan is so strong now that he has lost 2 precious daughters to cancer and a young grandson to gun violence and has not lost his Spiritual Plan in all this trauma to SELF.  I try to emulate his Spiritual Plan but he has been at this longer than myself but he is to be admired and respected for his inner Spiritual strength.



Intention and being grateful are 2 parts to my Spiritual Plan.  Having read the

author’s listed above – intention and being grateful are 2 topics the author’s dwell on

over the years also.


Praying/meditating for other’s well-being is something I have always done but I know

my well-being will be taken care with my own knowledge of SELFhood so praying and

asking for things is not my Spiritual Plan.  God expects me to take care of SELF, God

expects me to be productive so I am grateful to my Higher Power for giving me these



Spiritual growth comes with the Journey we have.


Professor Randy Pausch said:

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”


I find that quotes help me in so many ways:


I must be willing to give up what I AM

To become what I will BE

Albert Einstein



In the end, it is not the years in your life that count.

It is the life in your years

Abraham Lincoln





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



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



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






YOU and Vaccines


I do not know anyone who believes there should be no vaccines.

But, there are more and more Doctors and researchers who

believe it should be limited to a few very good non-threatening



But there is a vaccine injury compensation program for a reason.

Very difficult to even get a hearing before the court.


Dr. Blaylock has talked about vaccines and their side-effects and

also about excitotoxins in processed foods but today I will be

talking about the interview between Dr. Blaylock, a neurosurgeon

and expert on excitotoxins and the brain.


Dr. Blaylock’s books are:


Excitotoxins:  The Taste that Kills

Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients.

And Dr. Blaylock wrote an introduction to Neil Z. Miller’s “The

Vaccine Safety Manual.”


MMR vaccines can be split into the 3 separate shots for babies.

When my grandson was born I suggested that to my daughter-in-

law at the time and thank goodness she did see that the doctor

gave my only grandson 3 separate shots that are the 3 in 1 MMR.


The CDC states on its website that the MMR and pertussis

vaccines can cause permanent brain damage.


The flu vaccine is what most of the people have in this country as

they age.  I have not had a flu vaccine for almost 30 years – and

never have a bad bout of the flu in those years either.


Some flu shot formulations contain brain-destroying toxins.

Here are some of the substances that may be added to flu




Egg protein


Monosodium glutamate


CDC says that these are necessary to keep vaccines safe and



All vaccines carry a risk of provoking an acute adverse reaction.

Vaccines are immune suppressive-they suppress the immune



Some components in vaccines are neurotoxic and may cause

immune and brain dysfunction, particularly heavy metals such as

mercury preservatives and aluminum adjuvants.


Vaccines may alter your t-cell function and lead you to become

chronically ill.


The flu shot is an individual choice.  I do not believe anything

medically should be mandatory and especially shots.  It should be

up to the individual.


I work on a daily basis to take care of my own health and work on

my nutrition and exercise to keep me healthy.

Here is Dr. Mercola recipe for staying away from flu and staying in

a healthy state:


Optimize your Vitamin D levels

Avoid sugar, fructose and processed foods

Get enough rest

Have effective tools to address stress


Good source of Omega-3 fats

Wash your hands-I use natural bar soap.

Use natural antibiotics:  colloidal silver, oil of oregano, and garlic.

Avoid hospitals.


Hope all the above has helped in making a wise decision for

getting the flu vaccines over the years.

Stay healthy

Age healthy







You and Randy Pausch


You say Randy Pausch who?  I have heard Professor Pausch lecturer’s he gave and know him as, from my viewpoint, one of the most influential speakers on death and dying as he was dying while he continued to lecture in college and write his book he gave and know him as, from my viewpoint, one of the most influential speakers on death and dying as he was dying while he continued to lecture in college and write his book “The Last Lecture”

Professor Pausch was a professor of Computer Science, Human-Computer

Computer Interaction, and Design at Carnegie Mellon University and was 46 and he was dying.


In summer of 2006 the Professor was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer,

finally on September 18, 2007, he gave his last lecture, leaving behind a wife and three little children.


He delivered a laugh-filled session on his last lecture of going after your childhood dreams and helping other achieve theirs and enjoying very moment in your life – even the ones that break your heart.


Professor Pausch’s philosophy, in a sentence, was: “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, it is how we play the hand.”


Professor Pausch is how I want my life to look, gracious, dignity, laughter, personal power, love, reaching for our dreams, achieving those dreams, and when there are veils of negativism withhold into our own

soul, because we all have those


I cannot say how often I think of Professor Pausch and his last several years of trying to stay well and then having to face his mortality and wanting those days and months to be profound for those he loved, his wife, his 3 little children and other family members and friends.


Professor Pausch was a great soul and seemed to view life through an angle many of will not or cannot –that magnified beauty and hope and love and makes the most of our most precious commodity-time.  He has touched many lives, mine included, just in learning how to play the hand we are dealt.


Class act, teachers, left wonderful book, his last lecture on YouTube and

after you read his book and listen to his last lecture – I believe your life will be re-focused on making the most of today, tomorrow, and in the

will be re-focused on making the most of today, tomorrow, and in the

future YOUR time will be more meaningful.


Listed below are a few messages that I received:


Do what you love, the rest will follow


Be passionate about what you do


Love deeply, with conviction




Be interested in life


Be curious


Never lose the sense of wonder and awe


Support and encourage others


Build great relationships


Under difficult circumstances, Professor Pausch left many with his

grace and professionalism.  He is an inspiration to me and many others.

His legacy will live forever and for many years to come.


Here we are still talking about Professor Pausch and his legacy – not

only for his wife and children but to us out here “playing our hand”,

loving, laughing, being productive, being of good will and passing it on

to those around us whom we love








Oh, how we love to talk about our emotions.  But, I believe you

may need to know about what researchers in Finland have

compiled and the first authoritative atlas of “body maps” that

detail where we feel emotions.  You can now know that happiness

actually makes us feel tingly all over, that sadness is felt in the

heart, and that depression is characterized by an all-over

numbness.  It would seem idioms such as a chest puffed with

pride, or cold feet, are very much seated in physiological reality.


YOU know that emotions are linked to physiological changes –

nervousness and sweaty palms, shame and a hot head/cheeks,

fear and a racing heart – but this study, carried out by Lauri

Nummenmaa and friends are exciting because it uses a very large

the pool of participants – 700 people from Finland, Sweden, and

Taiwan – and is controlled by nationality and language, in other

words, despite differences in language and culture, it seems that

all humans have a very similar, genetically idiom tells us to pride

really does make your face and torso feel good.


The researchers hope that, with continued study, these maps may

help with diagnosing and treating emotional disorders.
Each emotion triggers a very specific and unique physiological

response.  Happiness and love are the only emotions that

increase sensation below the waist.  That is interesting and we all

know that is true from our loves over our lifetimes.  Sadness

decreases the feeling of everything, except for the heart and parts

of the fee.  Depression is an all-over lack of sensation.  It is

starting to see shame’s intense increase of sensation in the head

and cheeks, fluttering heart and stomach, and numbness of legs

so accurately depicted.  Now we just need to work out WHY and


HOW each emotion triggers such a physiological response?


Let me list the Primary, secondary and tertiary emotions that are

Categorized into a short tree structure



Affection – adoration, love, caring, sentimentality

Lust – arousal, desire, lust, passion

Longing – longing



Cheerfulness – amusement, bliss, joy, ecstasy

Zest – zeal, excitement, thrill

Contentment – pleasure

Pride – triumph

Optimism – hope, optimism

Relief – relief



Surprise – astonishment



Irritation – annoyance

Exasperation – frustration

Rage – resentment, dislike

Envy – jealousy

Torment – torment



Suffering – hurt

Sadness – depression

Disappointment – displeasure

Shame – remorse, regret

Neglect – isolation, neglect

Sympathy – pity, sympathy



Horror – shock, horror, terror, panic

Nervousness – anxiety, worry, tenseness

There is new research from the Institute of Neuroscience and


Psychology at the University of Glasgow that says the range of

human emotion may be a little closer to a teaspoon than

previously thought.


Four basic emotions, according to this study; happy, sad,

afraid/surprised, and angry/disgusted.


From these 2 research that is above – can group as seen into

smaller groups,


One of my favorite authors is Gerald G. Jampolsky who wrote

“Love is Letting go of Fear” which is an amazing book – little as it

is but had a profound effect on my when I read it in the 1980s.


So, to get down to the basics of our emotions –Love is letting go

of Fear is probably a great little book to read.  The research

above is always good to know and understand also.






MSM is a very critical nutrient for your body to remain youthful

and energetic.  As we age, along with diet deficient in essential

nutrients, our bodies become stiff, our cells become rigid, and our

overall energy begins to rapidly decelerate.


MSM (methysulfonylmethane) is an organic sulfur compound that

is naturally derived during the earth’s rain cycle.  Sulfur is present

in many natural unprocessed foods, but it is quickly lost during the

cooking process.  MSM is gaining a lot of attention due to the

recent focus on longevity and anti-aging technologies.


Here is a list of 7 benefits from MSM:


  1. Improves skin health and complexion

Necessary for collagen production.  MSM can normalize collagen formation and radically improve skin health


  1. improves flexibility

MSM is highly effective in improving joint flexibility.  Increase in overall flexibility due to a restoration of the “juices” in the tissues


  1. Detoxifies the body

MSM make your cells more permeable.  Allows toxin and metabolic waste products to easily be moved out of the cells, while essential nutrients and hydration can be moved in.  It is a calcium phosphate dissolver, breaks up the bad calcium that at the root of degenerative diseases.


  1. Strengthens hair and nails

Collagen and keratin are both critical for the production of healthy hair and nails.  It is a “beauty mineral” that provides the sulfur needed to produce collagen and keratin.


  1. Accelerates healing

Lactic acid and other byproducts cause pin and soreness in the body.  MSM increases the ability of the body to eliminate waste products at the cellular level.  Speeds recovery and frees up more energy for rebuilding


  1. Naturally, increases energy

Due to the increased permeability of the cells, less energy is required to deal with the accumulation of toxins.  This results in more energy being redirected towards activity and necessary healing.  Digestion is the biggest energy requirement of the body.  Approximately 70-80% of your energy is spent on digestion each day).  MSM increases the absorption of nutrients so that the energy expenditure on digestion is vastly reduced


  1. Anti-inflammatory

MSM is a powerful anti-inflammatory due to its ability to allow metabolic wastes to be removed from the cells.  Excess weight on the body is actually inflammation.  The cells of the body are chronically inflamed and retaining the byproducts of metabolic process.  Sulfur needs to be present in order for these toxins and wastes to be removed from the body.  When these byproducts can be removed from the system, then the cells can also dispose of excess fluids that were being stored in a buffer.


I use to buy at People’s Pharmacy but it was very expensive-then

I found organic PC Network that sold 5 lbs. at a time that was



YOUR body needs MSM


Work your way up from ½ tsp a day until 3 tablespoons a day to see real benefit.




What do YOU suppose the difference is between YOU

being negative and around negative people OR

YOU being positive and around positive people.

The best way to approach YOUR life is to try to stay away

from negative people; whether they are family or friends stay

away from them and if you find yourself around those kind of

people please smile, be as positive as possible, and do not

fall into their pattern of behavior because they will want YOU to

agree and just nodding your head verifies their mind-set.

Be at YOUR best – be at your most positive mind-set.

Stay away from people who are possessed with just a small

Thought process.  Narrow thinking makes people zero in on

negativity – they are not self-aware because they are needy,

all about managing others to their way of thinking.  They have

no idea about the WHOLE person-mind, body and spirit.  At this

blog and in my life I want YOU to be the most:  Self-aware person

you know so that you can help others in a more positive and

productive way that they need from YOU.

Be kind, be helpful, be positive, be happy, be loving, be generous

and YOU will see YOUR whole life change in super wonderful


Learn and read from the wonderful books that are available to

you.  The only way I feel wonder at 74 years of age is because

my mind is open for learning from others that have gone before


What does YOUR



One of my favorite authors and researchers is Immanuel

Velikovsky – he wrote, and you should read his writings, because

It is about YOUR history that is now only beginning to be

Understood and coming to the forefront of the WORLD.  But,

Because of Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky and his research of decades

And his writing we are now learning of the real World History.

But he paid the price because they are people who do not want

us to be SELF-AWARE, or be OUR BEST, or be the MOST

POSITIVE, and to know that the past may be the key to YOUR


YOU will never know what LIFE EXPECTS FROM YOU until


Not other self’s but of YOURSELF.

Never settle – in your personal life, in your professional life, in

your family life, or in your friend’s life.

Professor Velikovsky gave up a wonderful life because he would

not settle, would not cave-in, would not give up on the truths that

he knew would change the world thinking of their history.

In 1950 he already knew from his research there.  There were

some approximately 40 predictions that he made that the

academic scholars-so-called but not really said different than

Professor Velikovsky.

Be a Professor Velikovsky – see your higher-self, see that

what life expects from YOU, never settle for people around YOU

that are negative, that are needy, that are negative vampires.





YOU will only learn when YOUR MIND, BODY and SPIRIT are

In balance and working on it daily for the rest of your life.