Friendly lambs frolic in the yard at “Barefoot Farm & Flowers”.
Six barking dogs greeted us when we arrived at “Barefoot Farm & Flowers”. My 2 daughters and 4 grandsons had arranged ahead of time to visit the farm where organic produce is grown and grass fed cows, chickens and other animals roam.
Linda, owner of the farm welcomed us and led us around to see where:
bees make honey,
the produce is grown,
the 6 cows are milked,
the chickens lay their eggs,
2 black and white lambs play,
the turkeys strut,
the little goslings twitter around in their pen and
where the pigs snuff and snort.
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Dr. Travis Stork was a featured speaker at the recent Natures Sunshine Convention. Here is a splendid infographic that shows how many small everyday choices can help us reduce stress, help us live a healthier, happier life and reduce chronic disease in our life.
My favorites are:
1. Laugh more – it directly impacts our health.
2. No TV, cell phone or computer in the bedroom.
My least favorite:
Get a dog! LOL Even though we had a dog when I was a child, my hubby and I don’t live in the country where one can run free.
Which one is your favorite (or least favorite) and why?
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For decades the rationale of the experts concerning fats has been pretty much backwards. It’s high time to acknowledge the importance of fat in our diets and stop trying to avoid them altogether.
In the 1930’s Dr. Weston Price examined the dietary habits of fourteen isolated traditional cultures that enjoyed superb health. He found that the healthiest people ate fatty seafood, dairy products and organ meats liberally. They had 10 times more fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E and K, in their diets than did their modern counterparts. Of course their diet was also consisted of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and grains in their whole, unrefined state, but typically 40-50% of their caloric intake came from fats. These diets clearly were not low fat.
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Fat is often the misunderstood nutrient. Most people tend to think of fatty foods as “evil” or at least bad for their health.
How much do you know about fats and oils and how they affect your health?
Let’s take a little test and see. Are the following statements true or false?
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More people in the United States are turning to natural, alternative or holistic health. And not just for their physical health, but for mental and spiritual as well. This graphic below, which was created by visual.ly shows some interesting trends.
Some of those stats include:
- 40% of U.S. adults have used a holistic therapy in the last year
- Women will choose holistic therapies 10% more than men will
- People in the western United States choose holistic therapies most often
- Most people use holistic therapies for back pain
- People use natural products more than any other type of natural therapy
- Fish Oil is the most common natural product used among adults
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Aromatherapy is the art and science of the use of scents of pure essentials oils. Since ancient times, mankind has used pure plant essential oils for their many uses and miraculous benefits. They can be inhaled, diffused or applied externally through massage, scrubs, baths, or perfume. These complex scents have excellent skin permeability and are quickly absorbed and transported simultaneously to every area of the body. These oils light up the brain and trigger responses deep in the limbic system.
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The luscious lemon with it’s zippy flavor has become a recent addition to my meals. Since learning about it’s healing benefits and loving the extra pizazz it adds to my smoothies or sprinkled on my green salad, I am hooked!
There is a piece about the Amazing Lemon floating around cyber space that I am sharing here in it’s entirety. It makes some great claims and some even more astounding statements about what the lemon can do for our health.
Who knows? The lemon has the capability to enhance your health in small ways and quite possibly in big ways! ENJOY!
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A fast-paced world requires us to stay mentally sharp. But the average American diet is doing all it can to keep our brain synapses from firing on all cylinders.
While life demands more and more from your brain, the food you eat may be giving you a lot of calories without the nutrients you need to meet those demands.
Fortunately, it isn’t hard to find the nutrient-dense foods your brain is craving. So, next time you’re at the grocery store, pass up the processed, sugary items for some of these brain-healthy (and delicious) alternatives:
In general, you want foods that provide 4 things:
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How would you define “Love”?
Passion, Affection, Tennis Score, Sex, Companionship, Emotion?
Here’s a poetic definition:
“Love is such a funny thing.
It’s shaped just like a lizard.
It wraps itself around your heart
And nibbles on your gizzard.”
That certainly defines love as a feeling. But it’s much more. Although there are many kinds of love—love for a woman or a man; for a parent or a child; for a friend or a teacher—all have similar qualities. This February let’s consider how we can show our love to those we care about.
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