Friday, January 15, 2016
According to TheGuardian.com 44 truckloads of food and medicine were delivered to Madaya on Monday. Each family got sugar, 10kg of rice, hummus, green beans, two cans of tomato paste, six cans of beans and salt. Of course, we all know that this is only a lifesaving temporary fix until these people can be extricated from this remote area, but volunteers say that the families are more grateful than they can believe.
Please continue to help if you can.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Please go the the International Red Cross Website to donate anything that you can. Not only are the adult people of Madaya starving, but so are the children STARVING to death. Please go to the International Red Cross website and donate what you can. This is a travesty to the people caused by their own government! Nobody deserves to be deliberately starved to death, Please help these people. Click Here To read about the crisis and to donate. International Red Cross
While waiting for a possible food delivery on Sunday or Monday, the children in Madaya are being forced to eat leaves and shrubs. Some of them haven't seen enough to eat since last October.
I'm sending positive thoughts to the aid workers that will be passing through some dangerous zones where they may be robbed of the goods that they intend to deliver. THANK YOU.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Music has always been my place to go to sort things out. I play music when I'm cooking, working, driving, and relaxing. There's no doubt that it helps me to relax.
Recent studies have shown that music is used in modern healing, pain relief, and anxiety because of it's endorphin releasing effect.
According to an article written by Denise Dador or KABC Los Angeles, hospitals are taking the healing properties of music right to the patients.
A bariatric surgeon and musician, Dr Peter Crookes claims that a portion of healing is up to the patient and that music can be helpful. Music may release endorphins that is one of the elements of pain relief. He claims that anything that will open the mind to other dimensions of life can help in coping.
USC has a volunteer program that works with the benefits of listening to music. The program is run by Jane Kim, a musician herself. If you are interested in this program, you can email email@example.com
You can read the related article HERE
Monday, January 4, 2016
Candy / Milk Chocolate
Foods to CHOOSE
Fish / Seafood
Nuts / Seeds
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Pro Biotics are your family’s friend all year round, but the Winter time brings with it physical
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are beneficial to your overall health, specifically the digestive system. If your gut is healthy, of course, your body feels more in balance.
There are many things that can cause an imbalance in the bacteria living in your gut. You always have some invasive bacteria from food and other sources that are being balanced out by the friendly bacteria that lives in the gut. If you take an antibiotic, it will shoot bacteria like a shotgun taking down all of the bacteria, both good and bad. When the friendly bacteria is killed off, the balance goes awry and you are overtaken by yeast or other bacteria. This can cause unstoppable diahrrea. It can be pretty serious. This is why people supplement their diet with a probiotic supplement or make sure to eat certain fermented foods that contain natural probiotics.
Probiotics are the ingredients that the yogurt makers brag about. This is also why it is recommended that you eat yogurt when taking an antibiotic to keep the friendly cultures up in your gut.
Some health professionals might say that you don’t necessarily need to supplement, because your body will find a natural balance. Ask your nutritionist or an informed person at your natural grocers and they will answer questions that you have.
Personally, I take a Probiotic daily and my digestion is great and I’ve passed over the flu and colds for the past several winters.
Checkout www.sunwarrior.com for more information about Probiotics.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
I’ve been a Massage Therapist since the 70’s. To this day, I still talk to people who would like to get a massage, but are shy about the prospects. It took many years for my Mother to let me work on her. She didn’t want to take her clothes off, and importantly, she didn’t want to get oil in her hair, and on and on with excuses.
Foot Reflexology doesn’t require much effort on the part of the recipient, and most shy peoples feelings about it are much different. They can sit back in a chair fully clothed, close their eyes and be pampered.
Foot Reflexology is an ancient practice recorded back as far as 2330 BC. Some symbols were recorded on statues of Buddha in India and China. Even Marco Polo translated a Chinese Book about the practice from Chinese to Italian in the 1300’s.
In Reflexology, specific points on the hands, ears, and feet are known to correspond to specific organs and systems throughout the body. By accessing those points with their fingers, a Reflexology Practitioner will encourage energy and circulation or flushing to the organ or system to prevent or remove stagnation. The points that I referred to are shown in posters and drawings all over the world.
There are certain aspects of the therapy that seem to be universally believed in, but some of the smaller details differ. The feet and body are divided into zones. Horizontally, the foot is divided into four sections in correlation to the body. By looking at the picture shown, you can probably start to understand how a practitioner can feel the strengths and weaknesses in a clients body simply by exploring their feet for fluctuations in texture or temperature or even something more subtle.
The body is also divided into vertical zones which pass through every organ and system in the body. By accessing these points, the Practitioner will stimulate the deepest organs in the body. Another benefit is that this therapy is performed directly to the nervous system, the client often finds very deep relaxation during a treatment.
I recommend a Reflexology gift certificate for that person that is nervous about a full body massage. This therapy, when performed gently and deliberately can be an incredibly beneficial treatment.
Finding a reputable Reflexologist in your area can be done by accessing the National Certificationor by searching a Licensed Therapist through your state licensee directory.
After a great Reflexology treatment, by drinking lots of water, the body will flush toxins for a few days afterwards. This aids the body in a mini – detox and brings a fresh and rested look to the face and skin. Reflexology is also known to relieve pain and is performed for migraine headaches, arthritis, constipation, and too many ills to count!
The cost for a Reflexology treatment can range from $25.00 to $45.00 for a 30 minute treatment. Some Practitioners work on the ears and hands too, some just the feet. Ask your salon about a treatment before your next pedicure. This is a perfect way to begin the next year!
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