Zachary adores his Papa.
My mind is swirling with so many thoughts today! Memories of yesteryear, adventures with grandsons, marketing ploys and milk (a blog post for another day), getting ready for a weekend away and Fathers Day.
Whether you were blessed to have a wonderful earthly father figure in your life or you found that relationship in another male figure like a coach, grandpa, uncle or teacher, I think we all have memories that are stirred up when Fathers Day roles around. I know I do. My youngest grandson has a loving dad, but he also dearly loves and adores his Papa. (grampa)
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When was the last time you walked on the beach or went barefoot in your backyard on the cool wet grass? Did you notice you feel better? Recent research has explained why this happens.
Your immune system functions so much better when your body has an adequate supply of electrons, which are obtained easily and naturally by barefoot contact with the earth.
Research shows that electrons from the Earth have an antioxidant effect that can protect your body from inflammation and its health consequences. It used to be that humans had more contact with the earth, but now substances such as asphalt, wood, rugs, and plastics have separated us from this earthly contact.
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Are You an Optimist or a Pessimist?
by Chris Widener
I have been giving some thought lately to optimism and pessimism. Basically, these are attitudes. Attitudes that shape and formulate our entire existence. I mean, have you ever met a happy pessimist? Of course not.
In short, our optimism or pessimism is this:
The way we interpret the past
The way we experience and view the present
The way we imagine the future
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Dust If You Must
Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better
To paint a picture, or write a letter,
Bake a cake, or plant a seed;
Ponder the difference between want and need?
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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