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The Freedom of Forgiveness

When you are hurt by someone you care about, do you hold on to anger, bitterness, resentments or even thoughts of revenge–or do you embrace forgiveness and move forward?

Everyone has been hurt by another’s actions or words at one time or another. After all we are all infallible human beings, but we also will have to plead guilty to the pain we may have caused to others. Some of us carry deep wounds from our past that get triggered and infected by present circumstances. These wounds can open up and one may bleed emotionally. The expectations we had for someone have failed, we are then stumped and look at the present with eyes of the past. So, it may be a time to embrace the situation, look at it, reevaluate it as it is now, as well as what it was. It’s time to learn from this, healing your heart and soul with forgiveness for yourself as well as the person who failed you. If you don’t practice…I say that again PRACTICE forgiveness or your wounds may never heal, and you may be the one who pays dearly for it. By embracing forgiveness, you can also embrace joy, peace, love, hope, and gratitude. Forgiveness can lead you down an enriching path of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Holding onto a grudge allows you to be swallowed up in the negativity and crowding out any of the positive feelings, thus you can’t enjoy the present moments. Depression and anger results, life loses its meaning or purpose, and you become at odds with your connection with others and your spiritual beliefs.

Forgiveness is a commitment to an individualized process of change. To move from suffering to forgiveness you might recognize the value of forgiving, its freedom, and how it may improve your life. Identify what needs healing and who needs to be forgiven and for what. Choose to forgive the person who has offended you. Move from the role of victim to overcomer. It is all a process, sometimes short, other times not. But keep on practicing forgiveness it will set you free!

Remember the story of the Hatfields and the McCoys? It went on for years as the bloodiest family feud in history. Many people died and the unforgiveness was traumatic for all. God entered into this picture and family, stopping the insanity and granting restoration, salvation and healing to all involved and to future generations. The story of the feuding Hatfields and McCoys ends with a treaty, a handshake, and a newly forged kinship between both families. Where one story of vengeance and unforgiveness ends, a new story of forgiveness and brotherhood begins.


Sometimes Doing Nothing Often Leads To The Very Best Something!!

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Sometimes we learn our lessons by peeling back the layers of our life. Sometimes we keep repeating the same lessons like the ‘Ground Hog Day’ which the character kept experiencing the same day over and over. Sometimes we don’t want to look because it hurts too much or we just don’t want to deal with the emotions, it’s easier to just think than to feel. People fear the unknown, because we don’t know what we will find when we do look at it. As human beings we will deal with stress in our lives; with our outward busy lives and living with unconscious trigger patterns, our body’s stress levels get stuck and don’t shut down.

When we become adults we tend to lose our sense of self, our connection of who we really are. Instead we are taught the worldly work ethic; how to be efficient and productive, but this does not include fulfillment. We are  constantly comparing ourselves with others to be driven to succeed in everything we do; yet never finding satisfaction. Even when we continually check our phone messages and social media, our brain sees our phone as work, our brain is overstimulated, it also needs a time out.

Overworking ourselves eliminates leisure, playtime and most needed relaxation. We feel like we are drowning and will never get caught up. We become members of the cult of efficiency. What is that you may ask? It is a group of people who’s members all believe fervently in the virtue  of constant activity, finding the most efficient way to accomplish about anything and everything. They think that they are saving time and making the world a better place. They are wrong! Efficiency is a myth. Those who follow this lie, are all losing ground and actually becoming less productive. The more speed, the more errors there are and actually the slower we become. We are stressed and exhausted.  Our families and relationships suffer because we have nothing to give to them when we are spent. Our brain and bodies need light-heartedness to heal from the demands life has placed on it. We have to see the reality of all this. It isn’t the idea that everything should be slower, but that everything needs not to be so fast. We have to consciously choose a slower path or your body will be stuck in the stress mode and unable to heal itself.

Awareness is the first way to interrupt unconscious trigger patterns, living with our eyes wide open. We go to our mind to escape our emotions, instead we need to consciously become aware of what is happening in our system for us to be ready to change our mindset. It is going take action and will be a process but the price you pay will be far worth it. In the long run your brain, body and the people in your life will love the new you. Instaed of excessive working, let’s learn to give in to playing, smiling, laughing, bonding, relaxing, and reconnecting with ourselves and our loved ones. It is good to find our lost self and bring ourself home again. We can gain some wisdom from Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh, “Sometimes doing nothing often leads to the very best something.” Learn to love ourself and life thus embracing all the blessings in it!


Tapping Into Our Brain’s Hidden Resources

Category : Diseases , News , References , Sleep

Hidden in the center of our brain just behind the thalamus, sits our pineal gland. The pineal gland regulates our body’s sleep-wake cycle and circadian regulation (our cycles of day and night) or hormone balance in each 24-hour period. It is triggered by darkness. Pineal activity is inhibited by light, which is detected by the eye’s retina and sent along a series of nerve connections to the gland.
This gland contains photoreceptors, just like your eyes, and is activated by the light that passes through your eyes. I found it quite interesting that the pineal cells in composition as well as in the presence of proteins, are not found anywhere else in the body! It is our light sensitive gland tucked deep within our brains. Darkness removes this inhibition, and the pineal then releases its sleep hormone, melatonin. Melatonin is produced by the gland in the first three hours of sleep. As the light decreases, the pineal secretes more melatonin, which carries out the responses of the cycles of sleep and wakefulness. The amount of circulating melatonin rises at night, in dark conditions, creating a daily rhythm of rising and falling hormone levels. This is why sleeping in a very dark room is best for your health. Our natural melatonin reservoirs decrease through the aging process! As there are other factors inhibiting the natural production of melatonin; NSAIDS, large doses of vitamin B-12 especially the shots, caffeine, steroid drugs and alcohol consumption and of course stress. All the hormones in the body work together to keep our body unified in health. Supplementation of melatonin? Sometimes people can initially have vivid and weird dreams or morning drowsiness so start low, go slow. The one I like is a video called the Pineal Gland Activator;
Light and motion! Play with it, what works best: on the length of time watching it, time of day, (I find later in the day is best for me). But I figure if the production may be decreasing then I will help it to increase, and it helps.

Enzymes Are They Life-Saving?

Our readers,

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.

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List of Reference Materials

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Dear Readers,

This is a growing list of additional materials that I have read which may prove to be useful to you, and these suggestions I offer to you in my recipes, my articles and my book—I hope you will find them useful.

Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Russell L. Blaylock,MD, Health Press, NM, 1997

Consumers Dictionary of Food Additives, Ruth Winter MS, Three Rivers Press, NY, 2009

Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2012, July 4 EPUB, 2012, July 4, PMID: 22766026

Br J Nutr 2011 Mar 24(1-10), EPUB 2011 Mar 24. PMID: 21429276

J Lipid Res. 2009 Aug; 50(8): 1521-37. EPUB 2008 Nov 11. PMID: 19001666

Eur J Pharmacol. 2011 July 15; (1-3): 1-8 EPUB 2011 May 1: PMID: 21549692

Digestion 2011; 83 Suppl 1:37-43 EPUB 2011 Mar 10: PMID 21389727

Acta Neurol Scand, 2010 Feb; 121(2):120-6, EPUB 2009 Oct 5: PMID 19804473

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause, John R Lee with Virginia Hopkins, Warner Books, 1996

Living Without Pain, Harvey Diamond, VP Nutrition, 2007

The China Study, T Colin Campbell, Benbella Publisher, 2006

Neurotoxins and Tinnitus-Aspartame, MSG & Solutions: Food-borne Neurotoxins and Tinnitus: Sweet & Salty Poison, Barry Keate,

Aspartame and Monosodium Glutamate—Two Often-Overlooked Causes of Tinnitus