elimination | makeyourownhealth Hello! It’s been a while. It’s springtime now- a time of cleansing, rebirth, and change. I’m feeling positive as my health mission continues. The two week colon cleanse seemed to have been a moderate success; I think I expelled some stored toxins, but my digestive issues are by no means cured. That said, I didn’t expect to reverse in two weeks the problems which have developed over 34 years. I recently read The Body Ecology Diet by Donna Gates, which is a program designed to bring unhealthy bacteria overgrowth under control and repopulate the good guys. What I like about the book is the idea of not only starving the yeast, which I’ve been trying to do by avoiding sugar, refined carbs, and alcohol, but sending in some troops of good bacteria to fight them. Also on the advice of The Body Ecology Diet and my tummy, I have been incorporating some very simple vegetable soups into my diet. One more thing I am working on adding to my diet every day is sea vegetables.
Astrology, Soulcraft(TM) & Shamanism as Tools for a Soulful Life 10 Reasons Clay Should Be In Every Mama’s Cupboard By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer This post contains affiliate links. So let me state for the record that I am officially crackers. I let my kids eat dirt. And not only that, I make sure they eat dirt. Okay, okay – it’s not just any dirt, although I will argue that eating dirt while they play can actually be quite a healthy thing, the dirt to which I am referring is mineral-rich clay. It’s known as “the clay of a thousand uses,” but as a mother of three young children, I find it especially handy for ten specific reasons. 1. No matter how healthily we eat or how healthily we feed our children, our bodies have to deal with a lot of junk. While our livers, kidneys, and lymphatic systems are still working hard to move those toxins out of our systems, they’re often overwhelmed, so the toxins get stored around the body, causing weakness, lack of energy, feeling foggy, and the inability to lose weight. See Kate’s detox method and how she uses clay, even as an exclusively-breastfeeding mama. 2.
Blue-eyed Humans Have A Single, Common Ancestor New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye colour of all blue-eyed humans alive on the planet today. What is the genetic mutation "Originally, we all had brown eyes," said Professor Hans Eiberg from the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. Limited genetic variation Variation in the colour of the eyes from brown to green can all be explained by the amount of melanin in the iris, but blue-eyed individuals only have a small degree of variation in the amount of melanin in their eyes. Professor Eiberg and his team examined mitochondrial DNA and compared the eye colour of blue-eyed individuals in countries as diverse as Jordan, Denmark and Turkey. Nature shuffles our genes The mutation of brown eyes to blue represents neither a positive nor a negative mutation.
Vitamin B-6 Deficiency Sign: No Dream Recall On the way home from preschool the other day, five-year-old Frederick was recounting his dream for the night. As he described the dream, I thought “I must write about this on the site.” What I thought to myself as he told me the story was “Good news. Your regular doctor will not have this information but pioneer in mental health and food nutrients, Carl Pfieffer, describes in his book Nutrition and Mental Illness that in the presence of a B-6 deficiency you do not recall your dreams at night. 192 How many times have you said, “I don’t have dreams”? You likely do have dreams but you just don’t remember them. I did have a dream last night. Your doctor can test your B-6 level but some will start with a more general plasma homocysteine that is associated with poor folate, B-12, and/or B-6. B-6, by the way, is critical in converting your proteins such as tryptophan into key neurotransmitters such as serotonin. For those who wonder what five-year-old boys dream about, here you go:
Phenomenal portraits of Siamese fighting fish perfectly lit in clear water give impression they are floating in mid air Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich created the series of photos Siamese fighting fish have been line bred for over 120 years Breeding created today’s stunning colours and long finage By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:02 GMT, 18 November 2013 | UPDATED: 18:20 GMT, 18 November 2013 A Thai photographer has created a series of phenomenal portraits of Siamese fighting fish. The intimate photos are perfectly lit in clear water and look as if the fish are floating in mid air. Visarute Angkatavanich who originally studied advertising before embarking on a career as a commercial photographer, says that photographing fish is his true 'passion.' Mid-air: A Thai photographer has created a series of phenomenal portraits of Siamese fighting fish Battle: Keepers are recommended to only have one male to a tank as they will fight each other to the death Elegant: 'I love to take their motion in many ways of lighting to show their elegant pose,' said Mr Angkatavanich
The Effect of Negative Emotions on Our Health | Fractal Enlightenment | हम सब एक है ~ We Are All One “If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.” ~ Hippocrates Your mind and body are linked, which can’t be seen, but only felt. Your body reflects your emotional and psychological states. Think of the time when your heart was racing with anticipation or fright, or that feeling in your stomach – its a result of the thoughts and emotions transferring to the physical body. Your thoughts and feelings are linked to specific parts of the body and different illnesses. I came across this emotional chart which shows the mental thought patterns that form our daily experiences. If you maintain a negative attitude, that invariably attracts negative vibrations and feelings – which disrupts your body’s natural energy flow. I was quite astounded when I read in the chart some of the pain areas for my Mom and the related thought patterns – it was very appropriate.
Different Brainwaves and how it Expands our Consciousness The human brain is a complex entity constantly at work, sending electrical signals, communicating, building new neural connections and so on. This electrical activity generated by the brain, also known as brainwaves, reflect our state of mind. Reality is not based on outside influences but is an internal process based on our thoughts, perception and emotions. If we deepen our understanding of these brainwave frequencies, we can control our reality. There are five different kinds of brainwaves – Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta and Gamma Humans have 5 different types of brainwave that take us to different levels of consciouness . It is completely a natural biological occurrence in every human being to experience these different states at various times in a day, and generally one state is dominant. Did you know that each brainwave has its own set of characteristics representing a unique state of consciousness? Beta (12 to 30 Hz) Beta are the brainwaves of our normal waking consciousness. Sources:
Dare to Own Your Potency | Womb Of Light Many of us are craving the ability to be fully authentic, to be real, to be seen and loved as who we truly are. We are collectively longing to have a visceral experience of our true creativity, power and beauty, undiluted and unmitigated by the limiting structures of the wider culture. Each of us holds the potential to bring our original selves forth into a way that transforms our world. The time is ripe for whatever you want to bring forward. Will you come forward? Whatever external permission you are waiting for is not coming. Potency is embodying your indisputable value and giftedness. We are out of integrity when we discount and devalue ourselves. Potency is the flower of legitimacy. We can’t embody our potency if we don’t first feel truly legitimate. Legitimacy is the sense of basic worthiness and goodness. Because our mothers grew up in patriarchal cultures, we each have a sense of being lost to some degree. Our essence, our spirit-self is that spark of potency. Like this:
How To Choose The ‘Perfect’ Location For Your Off Grid Homestead or Community What exactly is “the perfect off the grid location“ to build your cabin? Well, ideally there are some things to look for in a piece of property that make it a good off the grid location. This is not a comprehensive guide, but only meant to give a good general point of reference to start from. In our quest for the perfect off grid location we’ve literally searched all over the United States from the East to the West. First determine your needs. Do you need power hungry appliances, central heat and air, and all the luxuries of a tradition suburban home? Going into this with an open minds is important, but also with a realistic point of view. “The perfect off the grid location” doesn’t exist in a one-size-fits-all package. Goals are relatively simple; to become 100% self sufficient, spend more quality time together with family, and experience to good things in life without having to worry about the mortgage, bills, and whether you’ll have a job next month. That’s really it. The Internet: