Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Source Vibrations: Solfeggio Harmonics -- Music the way God intended it to be heard

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I have been listening to this amazing music for several years now.  I have both Solfeggio Harmonics I and II and they are my go to music on walks when I need to relax and think about the day or just have a walking meditation. "These sacred tones have the power to penetrate deep into the recesses of the subconscious mind and promote great healing and transformation."  If you are unaware of what Solfeggio Frequencies are, here is a great summary of their meaning, use and benefits:


Source Vibrations music uses leading edge vibro-acoustic tools for consciousness evolution. We employ sacred geometric sound design, integrating golden mean mathematics, universal harmonics, sacred tunings like 432 Hz and solfeggio frequencies for establishing resonant fields of internal coherence.

Our music uses an emerging Golden Age synthesis technology, converging the code of the cosmos within the structural design of engineered sound.

Embedded with mathematically tuned brainwave entrainment technology, our music promotes hemisphere synchronization, cognitive and bio-energetic evolution, sonically entraining the structures of consciousness into the transcendent frequencies of the Source.
In listening regularly, you are activating dormant internal resources that can enhance your clarity, balance, and well-being. Vibrating through interior conduits, these sound sanctuaries act as a gentle solvent, loosening and removing the energetic debris of past memories and emotions, clearing the channels for more abundant life-essence to flow through you.

Giving Up the Bottle: What 6 Years of Zero Alcohol can Do for You

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I had a very similar revelation about alcohol and meat about 5 years ago.  I wasted so much of my life be hung over and can't imagine ever drinking again.  I have now been gluten free, alcohol free and vegetarian for 5 years and feel better than I have ever felt in my life...mentally, emotionally and physically!


Giving Up the Bottle: What 6 Years of Zero Alcohol can Do for You.

Via Neelam Tewaron Dec 27, 2015
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Before we get started, it might be best to get a few obvious questions on your mind out of the way:

You: So you gave up alcohol six years ago?
Me: Yes, I did.
You: Like, completely?
Me: Yep.
You: Did you do something over the top, risky or put yourself in mortal danger?
Me: Nope, just woke up one day and said to myself: I’m done with this. I am turning my health and my life around.
You: Were you an alcoholic?
Me: Nope. But, I drank every weekend to the point that a hangover followed by poor food intake was more or less guaranteed.
You: Bars and parties?
Me: Yes, what about them?
You: Well, do you go to bars and parties?
Me: Of course.
You: What do you drink on social occasions?
Me: Iced or regular tea, or the good ol’ H2O.
You: Are you out of your mind?
Me: Usually, yes. But in a radiating bada** sort of way—I hear all the best ones are. Shhhh.
I had no idea how long I’d stay alcohol-free, but gradually days became weeks, weeks became months and well, here I am six years hence, alive and kicking.
The back-story goes something like this.
I had landed myself in the hospital—run down and sick from exhaustion largely owing to a toxic work environment that manifested itself in anxiety, restlessness, a messed up sleep cycle and piss-poor confidence. It was a bit of a wake-up call for me as I lay in that hospital bed with all kinds of wires taped to me, wondering how I got here.
I remember that sight vividly even now. You know that feeling when something just isn’t right? Well, I experienced it run through me head to toe, ten-fold, like tiny currents.

A lifestyle shift was in order.

It started with taking out meat from my diet.
I was becoming aware of inhumane factory farming practices and what these animals endured to make it to my plate. With this knowledge, I wanted no part of these atrocities linked to my karmic footprint and I refused to corrupt my body’s ecogentic composition. Out it went.
Bidding adieu to alcohol quickly followed.
I recall that each time I visualized a bottle of alcohol, I saw a white label strewn with black text: Poison. In the beginning, when I’d go out with friends and they’d wonder why I wasn’t drinking, I politely declined saying I wasn’t up for it. Now I say, “I’m good, thank you. I don’t do alcohol.”
About a year down the line, I turned in my cable-box.
I found that TV programming was feeding the masses curated unhappy and biased news or promoting shows that glorified fame, violence, material possessions and sex. What was missing for me was: a mindful point of view on the hysteria of misguided information that was instilling fear and separation between people rather than fostering a sense of community in our collective humanity.
I had absolutely no fear of missing out and preferred having a sense of control over the density of information I was consuming. So, out it went.
It’d be a few weeks before these changes became a part of my daily existence.
I felt a lightness almost right away, but the real impact was even more palpable after a month. From an entirely superficial standpoint—often pointed out to me by others close to me—my skin was glowing, I had lost a few pounds and I was beaming. I had energy to invest my time in long walks, yoga and exploring cafes (with books in tow) all around New York City.
I didn’t feel weighed down, given the benefit of zero hangovers or dehydration. Meditation found its way into my world too, along with people who were choosing to pursue healthier options in all facets of their lives.
Simply put, without alcohol, I felt clean—inside out: mind, body and spirit.
It might seem like I kept giving up a lot of “fun” things, but for me it was about making a massive change to get my life in order.

Other than the immense health benefits of giving up booze, I added three other substantial things in my life:

The gift of presence and attention.
We live in a world where “busy” and multi-tasking are revered. In the past, I have overbooked myself and found myself frantically shuttling from one social event to the next. I’d often cancel plans last minute or shown up uber-late because I showed no control over what I was saying yes to.
I have now learnt to pause and think through an invitation, before saying yes or no.
I understand fully which persons are positive and which ones are distractions in my life. The latter hardly exist, because I am no longer worried about keeping up appearances or being polite; meaning, I am more than comfortable backing off or walking away from that which does not serve me, without guilt.
If I have you on my calendar, you are important to me and I will show up. My undivided attention is yours when we meet. And I just love that I have become more mindful, listen better and engage in dialogue more completely.
As a result, I have been blessed with some wonderful people who came into my life either through mediation, yoga or my writing and have helped me expand my tribe.
Curating who gets to stay in my life is the loudest yes I have lovingly said to myself.
Feeling it all.
I find there is a strong social acceptance around over the top alcohol-induced behavior. For me, it helped me relax, perhaps even shed away some of my social anxiety, and wherever there was questionable behavior, not one person flinched.
Granted, I did not put myself in life-threatening situations, but come to think of it, anything can escalate to that point without notice.
The one aspect I did not master was having a full grasp on when enough was enough. See, the buzz from all the energy around me just kept me going from one bar to the next. Not every situation amounted to some form of binge drinking, but more or less every instance left me in a brain-fog and a stupor that needed to be slept off till four p.m. the next afternoon.
Alcohol was my escape. It might be for many people, but when we no longer have this option we are left with experiencing what is in front of us in all its raw and unrelenting presence. I have felt each emotion in its fullness and entirety. Admittedly, there was a whole bunch of them I’d rather not have felt.
I do sincerely feel that I am better for it, and my response varies when I am met with emotions now.
I journal, talk to a like-minded friend, work out, take a walk or make peace with the situation by taking in a few breaths and then falling asleep.
This connection and truly listening to what is being communicated has worked out quite well.
Learning when to leave.
In a recent article published by Chicago Tribune, a recent federal data cited that alcohol is “killing Americans at a rate not seen in at least 35 years. Last year, more than 30,700 Americans died from alcohol-induced causes, including alcohol poisoning and cirrhosis, which is primarily caused by alcohol use.”
I don’t find this statistic alarming, because sometimes we don’t know when to leave. In the past, I knew it was time to leave after my second drink, but I still stuck around, in spite of poor company at times.
This is in stark contrast to me now.
I was recently vacationing in Costa Rica with an amazing group of people who were inevitably partying till four a.m. the next morning; needless to say, alcohol was involved. I loved every minute of being up that late and I had a great time, but there were at least two nights where I signed off sooner than most of the gang, went back to my room and replenished for the next day of activities.
Six years ago, I’d have kept going ’til I crashed.
I invited all these changes in an embrace of limitless self-love while placing self-care as responsibility to myself, and others who cross my path.
In those initial days, I rarely cast much thought to my decision, and less so now, because it’s just a way of life for me.
Giving up alcohol was the best kind of side effect of going vegetarian, and in a way I am glad it took landing in a hospital for me to take my life into my own hands.
The secret ingredient for me has been a strong “why”; I’d imagine it can be applied to anything we witness in life or when we are on the crossroads of change.
If you have a strong enough “why,” the “how” is a non-issue, and no amount of peer pressure can dissuade you from your decision. Giving up cold-turkey worked for me; it might not for you. I suggest baby steps, starting with two weeks and building gradually from there. If you fall off, start again and enlist the support of friends and family.
I am often asked if I will ever drink again, and my answer usually is, “I haven’t felt the need to so far and I probably won’t in the future.”
My mantra through my journey has been: No more toxicity around or inside me.
So, here’s me raising a non-alcoholic toast to anyone who has been or is considering making this life-enriching change for themselves.

Friday, December 18, 2015

EWG - Environmental Working Group Database -- Provides reviews of Health Concerns with Tide, Method and other cosmetics / detergents / cleaners

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I found this website when I was looking for ingredients in Tide Laundry Detergent since they don't publish them on their container.  Tide received an "F" for toxicity and potential health concerns which is not surprising considering they hide their ingredient list.  Highly recommend using this site to find products that are environmentally safe and healthy to use around the house.


EWG's Stategic Plan:
For more than 20 years, EWG has been changing the game in environmental policy. This strategic plan marks a watershed moment. We’ve experienced phenomenal growth and greatly expanded our reach over the last several years, and we will continue to evolve. Together, we will:
  • advocate for a healthier, greener world
  • activate consumers to stand up for better policies and markets
  • advance sound science in environmental health.
EWG’s work continues to focus on six major program areas:
  • toxics
  • food
  • agriculture
  • children’s health
  • energy
  • water
Our original research and skilled use of technology make complex issues personal and urgent. We put the power of information in the hands of the consumer, influence markets to support cleaner, greener products and work to reform the law to better protect human health.
EWG’s strategic goals are to inspire, empower and unite Americans to live healthier, greener lives while protecting public health and the environment for generations to come. Our partnership with Healthy Child Healthy World ensures that children’s health is at the core of all our programmatic work. We will continue to grow our capabilities and deepen and broaden our reach. Our aggressive growth plan will allow us to invest in new staff and resources while staying nimble and relevant in the ever-changing political, social and technological landscape.


Charcoal - It's Many Healing Properties Will Amaze You!!

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I highly recommend this wonderful book.  Have personally used charcoal for detox, upset stomach, infections, burns and more.  I bought mine from here:


Charcoal poultice recipe: (http://www.buyactivatedcharcoal.com/charcoal_poultice)
Jelly Poultice
Grind 3 tablespoons of flaxseed (or use cornstarch).
Mix flax meal together with 1-3 tablespoons of charcoal powder.
Add 1 cup water.
Set aside for 10-20 minutes to thicken, or mixture may be heated and allowed to cool.
Spread the jelly evenly over an appropriate size cloth or paper towel.
Cover the jelly with a second cloth or paper towel.
Position poultice over the area to be treated (i.e., liver, stomach, kidneys, spleen, knee, eye, ear, sting or bite area).
Cover poultice with plastic 1 inch larger all around (to keep paste from spreading and drying too quickly). Secure with surgical tap or ace bandage.
Leave poultice in place overnight or from 2-4 hours, if applied during the day.

Book Review
It is no exaggeration, this little book will open to you one of the biggest mysteries
ever resurrected from the burial sands of ancient Egypt. This book will equip you
with a working knowledge of the most powerful antidote for poisoning on planet
earth. You will understand why it is the single most effective detoxifier of thousands
of harmful chemicals anywhere in the world. You will be armed with a science that
technology can dream about but never equal.

Are you a parent, a caregiver, a physician, a lover of animals, of flowers and the
world around you? Do you work with your hands? Do you love exploring mysteries?
Do you want to be healthy? Then this book has something for you. I know one who
would agree. As a parent, a caregiver, a physician, and a lover of nature, Dr. Agatha
Thrash also enjoys working with her hands, revels in the mysteries of science, and
has made health a lifetime study. She writes:

“Charcoal has amazing healing properties. In fact, if I were stranded on
a desert island and could take only one thing along to protect me from
disease, infection, and injury, I would choose charcoal.” (2003)

 List of remedies on Charcoal Remedies Website:

Abscess - How an Activated Charcoal Poultice can help treat AbscessesAcid IndigestionAcid Indigestion - Medicinal Activated Charcoal is a simple natural home remedy for Acid Indigestion, Acid Reflux, HeartburnAcneAcne - Activated charcoal is used in several skin conditions including Acne.Amalgam - DentalAmalgam - Dental - IOAMT Protocol for Dental Amalgam Removal using Activated Charcoal
AppendicitisAppendicitis - Individual experiences of treating cases of appendicitis with activated charcoalArthritisArthritis - Activated Charcoal can be used in different forms as a treatment for Arthritis.AspartameAspartame - Activated Charcoal for Absorbing AspartameBabiesBabies - Activated Charcoal for Infant Colic, Neonatal Jaundice and accidental Poisoning
Benzene PoisoningBenzene Poisoning - Activated Charcoal as a detox program for Benzene PoisoningBlood PressureBlood Pressure - Personal testimony of how activated charcoal helped to lower very high blood pressure.Bowel DiseaseBowel Disease - Activated Charcoal is often used in the treatment of various Bowel DiseasesBrown Recluse SpiderBrown Recluse Spider - Activated charcoal Powder for Brown Recluse Spider Bites
Buchu LeafBuchu Leaf - Buchu Leaf - a natural herbal remedy with pleasant aroma and tasteBurns - Charcoal powder is an effective treatment for severe burns.CancerCancer - How Activated Charcoal can aid in Cancer Treatment including Breast CancerCandidiasis - Activated Charcoal is simple natural treatment for Candidiasis & Yeast Infections
CeliacCeliac - Activated Charcoal is an effective natural treatment for CeliacCellulitisCellulitis - Activated Charcoal is an effective natural treatment for CellulitisChalazionChalazion - Medicinal Activated Charcoal is a simple natural home remedy for ChalazionChloramine - Chloramine removal from drinking water using activated carbon
Cholesterol - Activated Charcoal Lowers Blood Cholesterol & TriglyceridesCleansing/Detox Program - Activated Charcoal Cleansing/Detox ProgramColicColic - Activated Charcoal is an effective simple natural remedy for Colic.Dental InfectionsDental Infections - Activated Charcoal for Dental Infections
DiabetesDiabetesDiabetic UlcersDiabetic Ulcers - Activated Charcoal is an effective natural remedy for Diabetic UlcersDiarrheaDiarrhea - Medicinal Activated Charcoal helps to control Diarrhea associated with Dysentery, Cholera, Colic, TouristaDiverticulitis - Activated Charcoal for Diverticulosis & Diverticulitis
Ear InfectionsEar Infections - Activated Charcoal is an effective natural remedy for Ear InfectionsGoutGout - Activated Charcoal is a natural remedy for GoutHeart DiseaseHeart Disease - Activated Charcoal Fights Heart Disease in Kidney PatientsHeavy Metals Removal - Bone Char is an efficient media for the removal of heavy metals in drinking water.
HemorrhoidsHemorrhoids - Activated Charcoal is a Natural Remedy for Hemorrhoidal ReliefHypertensionHypertension - How to treat hypertension naturally.Insect BitesInsect Bites - Activated Charcoal is an effective natural remedy for Poisonous Insect BitesKentucky Poison ControlKentucky Poison Control - Article demonstrates efficacy of Activated Charcoal in the treatment of Accidental Poisoning in children, reported in medical journal Pediatrics.
Kidney DiseaseKidney Disease - Activated Charcoal is used in Kidney and Liver Dialysis machines. Activated Charcoal can be used to aid a sick Kidney or Liver.Liver DiseaseLiver Disease - Activated Charcoal for Liver Disease: Hepatitis, Jaundice, Liver CancerLongevityLongevity - Charcoal used regularly prolongs life.MalariaMalaria - Activated Charcoal is a Proven Treatment for Cerebral Malaria.
Measurement Conversion - Measurement conversions for activated charcoalMRSAMRSA - Activated Charcoal: an aid in the treatment of MRSA Infections.Multiple Chemical Sensitivity - People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) are often benefited by using activated charcoal air filters, as wel as taking activated charcoal orally.OdorsOdors - Foul odors may originate from many different sources including: bad breath; intestinal gas; vaginal odor, infected wounds, odors from garbage, gym bags, pets, even scented products. Activated charcoal adsorbs most offensive odors.
Pain - Activated Charcoal - a safe non-addictive simple remedy to treat PAIN naturallyPars Planitis - Activated Charcoal can be simple and useful remedy in the treatment of Pars Planitis, Ocular Inflammatory Disorder, Pan uveitis.Peptic UlcersPeptic Ulcers - Activated Charcoal - Natural Remedy for Treatment of Peptic UlcersPink EyePink Eye - Activated Charcoal - a Simple Natural Remedy for Pink Eye
PoisoningPoisoning - Kentucky Poison Control Center Promotes Activated Charcoal for Accidental PoisoningPoison IvyPoison IvyPoison ListPoison List - A short list of the 4,000 plus natural and man-made poisons that are effectively adsorbed by activated charcoal when given in sufficient quantity.PouchitisPouchitis - Activated Charcoal Helps Relieve Pouchitis
PregnancyPregnancy - Activated Charcoal for Morning Sickness and PregnancyPressure SorePressure Sore - Pressure Sores can be effectively treated with Activated Charcoal PoulticesProstatitis - Activated Charcoal: a natural remedy that helps to relieve ProstatitisRadiation PoisoningRadiation Poisoning - Charcoal has been shown to effectively adsorb radioactive material and radioactive emissions, and is a valid method for prevention and treatment.
Snake BitesSnake Bites - Activated Charcoal for Poisonous Snake BitesSuzy's Stories - Firsthand missionary stories from Benin about medicinal charcoal.The Water We DrinkThe Water We DrinkSurgical Infections - Medicinal Activated Charcoal is a natural remedy that helps heal surgical infections
TrimethylaminuriaTrimethylaminuria - Natural Treatment for Trimethylaminuria using Activated Charcoal.Vegetarian Cooking Class - 6 Session Vegetarian Cooking Class with Health TalksVomitingVomiting - Activated Charcoal is an effective natural remedy for nausea and vomiting.Walking ProgramWalking Program
Wasp StoriesWasp Stories - Activated Charcoal is a natural remedy for the treatment of poisonous insect bites.WHO - Water Diseases - World Health Organization: cause, prevention and treatment of Traveler's Diarrhea & Other Water Borne DiseasesHomemade Charcoal Water Bottle FilterHomemade Charcoal Water Bottle Filter - Homemade Charcoal Water Bottle Filter for Developing Countries and DisastersWoundsWounds - Activated Charcoal is an effective natural remedy for the treatment of infected wounds.
Wound Dressings - Activated Carbon Cloth is used in Wound Dressings in various applications such as wounds resulting from bed sores, pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, MRSA, skin grafts, burns, infected cuts, insufficient blood circulation, amputations, diabetic foot ulcers, surgical wounds, and other infections that do not respond to conventional treatment.ACC for WoundsACC for Wounds - Zorflex Activated Carbon Cloth is an effective wound dressing for difficult wounds.
Source:  http://www.charcoalremedies.com/health_conditions