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How Does Stress Impact Your Digestion?

Category : Allergies , Arthritis , Diseases , News , Sleep

Stress will confront all of us at one time or another, but some people do live in the constant state of stress. This  article is to let you know what is at stake when you decide to eat andyou are dealing with a strong emotional issue. How does this affect your body? Eating under stress can be one of the worst things you can do. Under any type of stress, whether physical or emotional, the digestive processes are inhibited and digestion is always suspended. Indigestion will be the end result.
The reason that the digestion is halted during stress is because the manufacture and flow of the body’s secretions needed for the digestive process depends on nerve energy. Nerve energy is transmitted to all of the organs of the body through a intricate network of the nervous system. Stress causes this to fault.
The esophagus during stress may tend to spasm, sometimes so bad that it feels like a heart attack is occurring. Also the emotions can make the swallowing of foods difficult or increase the amount of air, thus bloating, burping, gassiness, or even reflux issues may become a problem.
The second part of the digestive tract is the stomach. Stress adds too much pressure on the digestive systems with any or all of the digestive secretions–enzymes, gastric juice, pancreatic juice, intestinal juice, bile–may be held up or even depleted, and the digestion while in process when this inhibition happens is temporarily suspended. Therefore, the undigested foods that are held up in the stomach undergoes fermentation and putrefaction. Next to overeating, mental influences cause most of the digestive impairments which people tend to suffer. During these stressful times it’s best to skip the meal and wait until the next one when you can be more comfortable and calm.
The bowel itself can become spasmodic when at the height of stress and digestion which can make it very painful. Gas production related to nutrient absorption can increase. There can be bouts of diarrhea and or constipation. Stress can make the intestinal walls weaker and allow gut bacteria to enter into the body. The immune system usually does its job cleaning, but when in the state of continual stress there becomes an overload which creates inflammation and chronic disease.
It’s time to reset our priorities and take better care of our bodies. Check out the other source on the stress related diseases.http://frombirthuntilsunset.com/about/


How Does Aluminum Impact Our Health?

Almost every person is poisoned by deposits of heavy metals in some form or another in our lifetime. They come from our environment, the foods that we ingest, cosmetics, body care products, household products, and vaccines. Aluminum also may come from cooking, preparing and storing foods in aluminum containers. ​  I gave up all aluminum cookware including foil when I realized its dangers. It is considered a heavy metal to our body and is accumulative; therefore it can be difficult to eliminate it from the body, as it will remain until a cleansing diet or fast is followed. While a detox is in effect one can sometimes taste the metal that is being excreted, along with other uncomfortable symptoms.  Aluminum is a known neurotoxin and any exposure to aluminum has been implicated in neurological disease, including Alzheimer’s disease and Autism. Aluminum tends to build up in the brain  and the fat cells of the body until it reaches its “toxic threshold”. When aluminum is combined with any other heavy metal such as mercury it can threaten a dangerous overload for the body which can be extremely toxic, especially to the neurons in the brain, to the point of their death.
Toxicity symptoms may include: confusion, muscle weakness, bone pain, deformities and fractures, seizures, speech problems. and in children slow growth. I did a Google search on ways of removing only aluminum from the body. One way, research studies have demonstrated, Silicon-rich mineral waters up to one-liter per day for twelve weeks effectively reduced aluminum via the urine without any harmful effects on the essential metals such as iron and copper. Fuji water is rich in Silica-rich water and contains 83mg of Silica per 
liter. I personally cannot contest this, but if it works? This is for just aluminum, do labs to check with any other heavy metal exposure. Those require other measures. 

Trustworthy Source,

Marie


Enzymes Are They Life-Saving?

Enzymes make the whole body function and work efficiently. They are tiny protein chemicals that carry an essential energy source needed for every chemical action and reaction that happens within your body. All of life, plants or animal, requires enzymes to live. Enzymes mean life and are life.
There are three classes of enzymes.  First, there are the metabolic enzymes, which is your body’s life force, that means every action, reaction, and activity of your body depends on them. If you didn’t have these metabolic enzymes you couldn’t swallow, blink your eyes, or breathe. What about  blood circulation, heart beat,  digestion or processing of your food into blood, muscle, and bone, walking and talking or any other life giving process? Your immune and lymph system depends on these metabolic enzymes. Now, there is one very important fact about these enzymes that you must be made aware of. According to Harvey Diamond, ” The body can only produce an finite/limited number of these metabolic enzymes. That means your body can only produce a certain amount of metabolic enzymes and no more! When they run out and they will, it is called Death.”  So the fewer of these metabolic enzymes your body requires and uses the healthier you will be and the longer you will live.
The second type is called digestive enzymes. The digestive process begins in the mouth with amylase from the salivary glands to digest starches; and lingual lipase from the tongue starts the digestion of fats in the stomach. Pepsin is released in the stomach to begin protein digestion. Of course, the rest of the digestion secretes its designated enzymes.
We now come quickly to our last one, food enzymes. All raw foods contain their own active enzyme which allows some rest to the digestive system, since it doesn’t need help from the metabolic or digestive enzymes.  Foods help keep us alive; fact, stop eating and you will die.
Foods are held up in the upper portion of the stomach for about one hour before mixing with the stomach acids; giving all the digestive enzymes time to work as well as the food enzymes to begin digestion. But when the foods are cooked, the enzymes needed to break down the food in your body are destroyed.  Cooking the foods above 118 degrees destroys all of its enzymescompletely annihilates them. So the foods being held up in the stomach are without its food enzymes, the digestive enzymes cannot work in the digestion process. Therefore, the body won’t let the food just sit in the stomach so the body is forced to call on its mechanism to produce the metabolic enzymes to produce the digestive enzymes necessary to digest the foods. But, now remember, you then are using your reserve of your beloved metabolic enzymes that determines your health and days of your life. So the more cooked foods that you eat, the more depleted of your metabolic enzymes you become. This compromises your lymphatic system which becomes overburdened with accumulated waste thus challenging your immune system.
I am not advocating a raw food diet, and I won’t even try and convince you to do it. I eat my fresh fruit only in the morning  (which allows my body’s cleansing process to continue) and my salads that I get creative with for lunch, but I love my cooked foods which I look forward to at my evening meal.  I take ‘Live Plant Enzymes’ before eating any meal which will have been cooked. Processed foods are considered to be in the cooked category.
In 1999 when my husband developed (CLL) Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, I began a huge research project to get only the safest, purest, high-quality supplements for us. The supplements are to be made without using heat, solvents, or fluid granulation at any stage of their manufacturing process, in order for them to be effective for the body’s needs. They also had to be Non-GMO, Kosher and Vegan because this is an announcement of safety. So for the Live-Plant Enzymes that we were to take before any and every cooked foods we chose Enzymedica Digest Enzymes (complete enzyme formula) because they have high quality manufacturing and processing practices. These are the only ones we will take. We have taken this product since 2005 with trust in the referrals of this product from others as well as the company’s integrity. I know we sound like the sales-man, but we would rather take supplements instead of drugs, and not compromise our precious metabolic-enzyme capacity. These Digest Enzymes can be purchased at most health food stores nationwide.

From a trustworthy source,

Marie


Addictions That Are Attached To Us

We all know of the alcoholic and drug addict and their dangerous habit. You say they have a problem and you are right, they do, they cannot quit their insidious habit…even though it is killing them. The human body cannot tolerate the chemicals that we put into it, it will become addicted to these poisons. Just as the alcoholic, drug addict feed their drugs in,  the drug then begins to take over all of the body’s chemistry. They can’t just stop just by sheer desire; the brain, the hormones, the cells have all been compromised to the point that the withdrawals are overwhelming. There is no stopping now, the drugs have control over the body. It’s like a sci-fi movie where the monster comes in and can’t be stopped, its tentacles are wrapped around everything  It is terrifying. The reality of the situation is that what the chemicals that are in our diet and environment is doing the same thing to us…to our bodies, we just don’t know that the enemy is in control.

Education is the clear factor, but when it is brought to the forefront, most often it is balked at because of the food cravings/addictions involved and of the profits of the food manufacturing companies. (you read that right…cravings and addictions are in the same category). We tend to feed our palates with these chemical based foods and not our bodies which will remain malnourished and sick. This also feeds and continues the addictive cycle. They are comforting to our body but the enemy still lurks inside of us…the chemicals.

These processed foods with their chemical content are creating the diseases that are overpowering us, to the point that the health care system is becoming overrun and cannot handle the overload.  We need to be aware and recognize what is going on with the dangers of these chemicals, ie. additives, refined sugars, flours, salt to our body. I heard a story that several women were asked if they would rather have raw, passionate sex or eat chocolate. They answered,”what kind of chocolate and how much?”

The chemicals tend to overload our bodies to the point of saturation and then it reaches the breaking point. Our bodies will start screaming out in pain thus starting into the disease process. The body needs a release of these chemicals, but our addictions to them keep us from that freedom. So we get caught up into the same squirrel cage as the alcoholic and drug addict, we NEED these foods, we won’t give them up, we can’t live without them, nor do we want to try. We have so many excuses why we can’t or won’t change our eating and living habits. So we cannot judge the alcoholic because we are the same…addicted to our sugars, flours, oils, salts, refined and processed chemical based foods. The list goes on, take a second look before you dip your hand into the bowl of ‘whatever’ or the drink that you pour down your throat..it will come back and bite your body with disease. We are powerless! We need to clean up our body of these chemical poisons. Let us work on our new mindset so we can free ourselves from the tentacles of these addictive poisons. Read more:  From Birth Until Sunset…Poisoned To Death and check out http://frombirthuntilsunset.com/

Still Releasing,
Marie​


Rescued From Depression

Category : Diseases , News , Sleep

Pharmaceutical Triggers of Depression: Chemotherapy, Hypnotics, Statins and Simvastatin, Oral Contraceptives, Beta-blockers, Calcium Channel Blockers, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines.
Non-Pharmaceutical Triggers of Depression: Nicotine, EMF (computers, cell phone, WiFi, etc.), Circadian Rhythm Dysfunction, Endocrine Imbalances, Degenerative Neurological Conditions, (MS Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Stroke), Immune System Diseases (ie. Lupus), Infections, and mold exposure, are some examples.
Processed foods activate depression, as the food ingredients and additives can cause or aggravate depressive episodes. Sugar is at the top of the list of inducing depression, and it seems to be in most processed foods, the only way to avoid it is to eliminate the foods from the standard American diet. (read: Hidden Sugar Names and Sugar and its Downsides). Also avoid Gluten, GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms), artificial sweeteners, which tend to be associated with neurotoxic reactions, mood disorders, schizophrenia, BiPolar, and is linked to depression, headaches, seizures, anxiety, and neuropathy. There are all types of diets but the healthiest ones are the whole-foods plant based organic and non-GMO. Mediterranean diet is one example. (read my book, From Birth Until Sunset…Poisoned To Death, for details) Simply, what God made you can eat, what man makes don’t eat, because man’s foods are too full of chemical toxins. Other important suggested helps are: Omega 3 fats, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12, B6, B3 (which is Niacin, but get the no-flush Niacin) Vitamin C, Digestive Enzymes, Magnesium, Glutathione 500mg daily, and MCT Oil. Start with 1 tsp of MCT Oil at lunch and if your body feels ok with it, increase it to 1 Tbs. within the next week, gradually work up to at least 3 per day. A lot of these you can get many of these nutrients through your plant-based diet food supply. Food grade essential oils have been known to reduce depression in some people, 1 drop of under the tongue every 4-5 hours showed good results. Get on an exercise routine, that is the most important action you can take for yourself. Get at least 8 hours sleep a night, hydrate well, reduce stress through daily meditation. Getting the gut and brain working together is going heal the whole body.

Caring,

Marie


Depression Update

Category : Diseases , News

Stress creates a fire in the brain…inflammation. The hippocampus is the part of the brain that deals with emotions, learning and memory information. When we have extreme or uncontrollable stress, particularly early in life; the result is an excess release of the neurotransmitter glutamate which can damage and kill many cells within the hippocampus. This often leads to unknown depression. Depression also appears to inhibit the forming of new brain cells.The endocrine system can also have a part in stress related brain damage. Chronic activation of the pituitary and other hormones to release the stress hormones can lead to depression. Depression can tend to lead to brain inflammation, and neuroinflammation has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Gluten and sugars seem to be the most prominent triggers. There are shown to be links relating the gut, the brain and inflammation. There are neurons in the brain as well as the gut. This is the enteric nervous system whose neurons produce many of the same transmitters as the brain, including serotonin, dopamine, and (GABA) gamma-aminobutyric acid. Your gut has the lead on serotonin production, more than the brain. The vagus nerve communicates these two brains, these signals have significant influence over your thoughts, mood and behavior.
A lifetime of poor dietary choices, toxic chemical exposures, antibiotics, lack of exercise, and other factors may further compromise your gut/brain health. There are huge links between processed foods and depression. Food additives, refined flours and sugars, processed fructose, gluten, GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organism), Glyphosate (see Why Are There So Many Wheat Allergies), artificial sweeteners, are just a few. Aspartame has already been linked to depression as well as panic attacks.
People who live with a lot of pain issues also tend to be more depressed. This ends up with the squirrel cage issue. Their bodies have an overabundance of toxins, thus they will start taking pain medications, of which many will create more depressive episodes, then the doctor may give them antidepressants, which creates more chemicals and with the lifestyle that is creating the pain to begin with, brings more pain and the cycle continues.
Stress halts digestion and your body will not assimilate the foods that you have just eaten. When one is stressed, this creates a tension within the body, including the digestive system, and your blood goes into your extremities ready for the fight or flee, the digestion gets ignored so it shuts down.
According to Dr. Ryan Wohlfert exercise is really important because it has to do with serotonin. Tryptophan forms serotonin. Serotonin is your feel good hormone. When you exercise, and especially if you’re lifting weights (I don’t mean anything really heavy), because you are then activating the muscles a little bit more, you use branched chain amino acids and these are used to build muscle. They also compete with tryptophan to get into the brain. So when you exercise, these amino acids are used to build muscle and not compete with the tryptophan. So the tryptophan can be used to make the serotonin for the brain. I chose to do the exercise route rather than do the drug therapy, it really does work. The drugs had too many dangers, especially trying to get off of them. I keep the exercise going in my daily routine for the past 30+ years because I am terrified if I quit I will end up back into that blackhole again. There are many different ways of exercise, walking, jogging, aerobics, biking, stretching, yoga etc. and switch them out occasionally for variety to the body. Just keep moving! ‘Let exercise and food be your medicine!’

TRUSTING,

MARIE


Sugar And Its Downsides

Category : Allergies , Diseases , News

Sugar is a deceiver, it takes so good, smooth as silk going in, but bites hard like a serpent as it enters the body. It kills slow, maybe not today, or possibly a few years down the road, but its detrimental effects are continually damaging the body. Sugar robs your immune system of its vitality to keep the body in its healing mode. Sugar in all of its forms is a powerful immune system suppressant. It knocks out the immune system’s protection, crippling the white blood cells which are there to kill viruses and bacteria, but instead feeds the pathogenic yeast and viruses, which cause heath issues. 24 teaspoons of sugar decreases the immune system’s ability to annihilate bacteria by 92% for more than 5 hours Now you may say “I don’t eat that much sugar”. Well, let’s put it this way.
*  A 12-ounce can of a soft drink contains 12 teaspoons of refined sugar.
*  A half cup of ice cream contains 5-6 teaspoons of refined sugar.
*  A chocolate bar contains 7 teaspoons of refined sugar.

The average American consumes daily in their diets of manufactured foods/processed foods that may contain 50 teaspoons or more of refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Now, I may not be a math wiz, but the numbers do add up to more that the 24 teaspoons. Then, if you come in contact with a virus or bacteria within that 5 hour period–just by touching a doorknob, shaking someone’s hand, etc.–your immune system may not be able to ward off the predator. By 2030 50% of the population will have Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes is where the system has been flooded with sugar for so long, that the cells will no longer accept sugar very well, they do that by shutting down the insulin receptor sites. These receptor sites are closed from the amount of sugar, that the insulin can’t get to it. Like a lock that has been blocking the key tp get in.
Insulin resistance in the brain, the Amyloid Protein starts to disrupt the recall ability and memory, Alzheimer’s Type 3.
Insulin resistance of the brain is a bad thing because the only fuel source for our brain is sugar. If the sugar can’t get to the brain cells the brain doesn’t work well. That only effects everything that the brain effects–it is your body’s control center.
Excessive sugar crystallizes the RBC’s (Red Blood Cells). They will be disabled from being able to carry the oxygen and nutrients through the body’s blood transport system. The sugar crystalizes each cell creating barbs that protrude from them, like prickers on a rose bush. As these crystalized Red Blood Cells float around through the blood system, they will cut and tear into the blood vessels walls creating a scarring that damages the wall’s elasticity. The vessels are unable to expand and contract because the scarring stiffens and hardens the walls. This is one of the reasons that folks with Type 2 Diabetes have such poor circulation, because at the extremities the vessels become smaller and it’s even harder for these RBC’s to get through, thus the circulation is gravely reduced. Many more negative consequences due to refined sugar consumption are weight gain, aging of the skin as well as the body organs, inflammation which develops into other diseases due to the high acidity effects from the sugar, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, tooth decay, fatigue and irritability, heart disease, and brain dangers (especially when you think of Alzheimer’s and Autism both are affected by the excess sugars in their brain). A final thought, there has been research on people who eat lots of sweet stuff actually show reduced activity in the brain’s reward center, which means they need to eat even more  in order to get the same amount of pleasure.Alzheimer’s diet must be a whole plant based diet, avoiding all chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, processed foods, because all of these are inflammatory. Inflammation in our body will cause damage to the receptor sites. Inflammation causes oxidation to those sites and everywhere in the body it can happen. To reverse all of this the diet must be regulated: two parts, vegetables–all the different colors. and 2 parts protein and 1/2 part fruits…the low glycemic ones, like organic berries. All of the diet must be organic and non-GMO’s in order for the body to function properly and remain in optimal health.
Let there be a 14 hour fast from the dinner meal to the next day’s breakfast. This allows the body’s cells to eliminate  many of its toxins; fasting is the only way for this to happen.. I have been down this road, got off the path and went through the healing of my body. I do not want to ever go back there again. I encourage you to be diligent and read labels very carefully! Sugar comes in many forms and I have included those in another article on my webpage. Hidden Sugar Names.

Marie

 


Breathing Exercises

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1. Daily Cardio Burst:
High intensity exercises, walking in place, work up to walking fast. riding an exercise bike in bursts, (slow-to-fast-to-slow…
continuously) are some examples.
*If you have asthma, COPD, any lung condition, exercise can improve your health and reduce your symptoms.

2. Belly Grab:
Lay on bed, (or floor) place one hand on your stomach and one on your chest. Begin breathing, concentrating on moving the hand on your stomach while keeping the hand on your chest still. On each exhale, concentrate on squeezing your abs to force out the air. Perform this exercise for 1 minute at least 2 times a day. As you get more comfortable try performing this in a seated position. Ideally you should breath this way 24/7_the
more you practice the easier and more automatic it will become.

3. Car or Shower Sing:
Don’t be bashful, no one can hear you_singing is wonderful exercise for the diaphragm_the louder the better, after all reaching new decibels and belting out long verses requires BIG inhales. (any song will do)

These are for the beginner, to work their way up. The object is to get a good breathing ability all day long. Most of us don’t breathe deep into our abdomen, here’s how to start!

MARIE


Hidden Sugar Names

Category : Allergies , Arthritis , Diseases , News

Agave nectar                                    Glucose
Barbados sugar                               Glucose solids
Barley malt                                      Golden sugar
Beet sugar                                        Golden syrup
Blackstrap molasses                      Granulated sugar
Brown sugar                                    Grape sugar
Buttered syrup                                High-fructose corn syrup
Cane juice crystals                          Honey
Cane sugar                                       Icing sugar
Caramel                                            Invert sugar
Carob syrup                                      Lactose
Castor sugar                                     Malt syrup
Confectioner’s sugar                       Maltodextrin
Corn syrup                                        Maltose
Corn syrup solids                            Maple syrup
Crystalline fructose                         Molasses
Date sugar                                        Muscovado sugar
Demerara sugar                               Raw sugar
Dextrane                                            Refiner’s sugar
Dextrose                                            Rice syrup
Diastase                                             Sorbitol
Diastatic malt                                   Sorghum syrup
Ethyl maltol                                      Sucrose
Evaporated cane juice                    Sugar
Fructose                                            Syrup
Fruit juice                                         Treacle
Fruit juice concentrate                  Turbinado sugar
Galactose                                         Yellow sugar


Restore Brain Health And Nerve Function

Category : Brain Function , Diseases , News , Sleep

Dear Readers,

These Are Just Some Suggestions: to use to help restore cognitive impairment; read under Resources for others.

Stress Less:
Breathe Slow
Meditate Daily
Enjoy Nature
Exercise Daily
Prayer and Faith
Practice Gratitude

Exercise in Bursts:
Daily exercise makes your brain bigger (Dementia shrinks it as well as processed foods). You want a bigger brain, which inspires growth of new brain cells and connections. Exercise keeps your brain happy and promotes better sleep. It keeps away depression. (Daily exercise supervised to start off)
*Do breathing exercises, daily see breathing exercises.
*Walking/sprinting in place…start slow work up JUST KEEP MOVING. Allow the blood to flow to your brain.
*Walk in place (hold chair for balance if needed), speed it up slow it down.The fast/slow rhythm will enhance your lungs, heart and brain.
*Later goal is for the balancing exercises. Hold solid chair back lightly, stand on one foot, then the other, alternating, do for 1-2 minutes. each week can increase the time as the body conforms.
*Not only exercising your body but your brain as well…learning NEW things stimulates the brain cells into growing new ones. These exercises are for beginners and keep moving.

Reduce Inflammation:
The brain and neurological tissues are extremely sensitive regions of the body and are highly susceptible to infection and inflammation. One of the ways our body protects itself from threats of infection is through the immune process called inflammation, but if there is too much inflammation going on it can damage the neurological tissue and cause problems.
Food is a big contributor to inflammation. Inflammatory foods include, dairy, sugars, refined grains, grain-fed meat, bad fats, such as corn, unfermented soy, canola oil, hydrogenated oils, all oils that are used for frying. Fried foods are a culprit for inflammation in the body. The closer you stay to a whole-foods diet the less inflammation you will have..Organic foods only, avoiding GMO (genetically modified organisms). Organic Omega 3 fatty acids, Organic Hemp Oil, MCT Oil, and Organic Coconut Oil, help reduce inflammation.Wash all fruits and veggies in the sink with a tsp. of baking soda to decontaminate the chemical residues.

Clean filtered water:
Hydration is critical…it washes out toxins and waste products. Our cells are working hard all day long and water is the way these cells won’t get gummed up, and fail to eliminate their waste products. It keeps are body running smoothly and efficiently. The brain will also get soft and shrinks if it’s not sufficiently hydrated. If we don’t get enough fluid moving through the body everything starts to back up and the body is becoming literally poisoned. Hydration with healthy water is the best. Tap water and water in plastic bottles are not the best; the bottled water sits in the chemical ladened plastic for weeks or even months. The best water is fresh water that is distilled or second best, cleaned with activated charcoal preferably in your own home, and stored in glass.

Benefits of Fasting:
Last meal of the day 3 hours before bedtime because it helps the process of melatonin and sleep. Breakfast will be at least 12 hours from the last meal from the night before to help the body’s immune senescence to happen. It allows the body to purge itself of some of those old cells, so the immune system can create new ones. The circadian cycles of the body are at work during the hours of  ‘fasting’ to allow the body to metabolize and eliminate the processes of the foods last eaten. It helps keep the immune system healthy. Drinking more water during these periods especially when rising in the morning helps the cleansing process.

Supplements Suggestions:
*Nature’s Way MCT Oil…starting at 1 tsp/day with food mid day, work up to in combination with coconut oil to 3 Tbl./day
*Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil (see above)
*Enzymedica Digest Enzymes take just before eating ANY/ALL cooked foods. Take at the beginning of the meal that will contain cooked foods.
*Vitamin B-12, B-6, Folic Acid. and Vitamin D-3/one capsule, each once a day with lunch.
*DHA/EPA Fish oil capsules or DHA Vegetarian Algae 2 per day with dinner.

Truthfully Caring,

Marie