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Monday, June 14, 2010

Living Connected

Living Connected

“I’ve always felt my dad did not have time for me. He was aloof, never there emotionally. I have even had anger toward God for putting me in the family He did.” These are common statements I hear in prayer ministry most every day. God made little boys and girls to “feel” loved by their fathers and mothers, but sometimes they don’t. When a person can get honest about these feelings they have often carried for many years, amazing things happen.
When there is anger, people forgive as the reasons for holding the anger are resolved. However, something much deeper than that occurs. In most cases, the person feels like something was wrong with them to begin with and that’s why dad would not spend time, show affection, or even worse, be abusive.

Biscuits, Fruit Breads- Yummy Quick Breads

There are basically two types of breads, yeast bread and quick bread. You can easily find some type of quick bread recipe for any occasion. Several types are: biscuits, muffins, pancakes, coffee bread, popovers, corn bread, scones, gingerbread, soda bread, waffles, nut bread, fruit bread, zucchini bread or dumplings dropped on top of a stew.

Fruit and Nut breads are great for making open face sandwiches by adding some cream cheese or softened butter on a slice of this moist bread. There are many simple recipes for these breads, and they are well liked by most people. Quick bread can be made very quickly.  They are nice to serve for a small crowd, at a tea or just to grab a quick snack for you. Some of the flavors are; banana bread, blueberry bread, zucchini bread, rhubarb bread, cinnamon bread and cranberry nut bread. We really like the fruit breads and I make them regularly.  I think that is better than chocolate frosted cake as far as calories go.  

Friday, March 26, 2010

Antioxidants –Breastmilk Giving Your Baby the Edge

Mother’s milk is specific milk produced by mothers for their newborn babies is the main source of nutrition. Mother’s milk is specifically tailored to the needs of the baby as it contains the right balance of nutrients and is tailored to the needs of the baby as it contains the right balance of nutrients which include all the vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, lactose, water and antioxidants. The World Health Organization and UNICEF consider mother’s mile the “gold standard” in infant nutrition.

The most important thing is the milk plays a key role in the development of the child’s brain because the milk is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (DHA & AA), taurine, choline, zinc and many other ingredients that support the process. A baby’s brain develops rapidly in the first few years of life, and it is important to supply the baby with breastmilk right from the start through two years according to an article called Breastfeeding and Child Cognitive Development by Kramer, in The Archives of General Psychology (2008). It may not turn your baby into a genius but the baby’s brain will reach its full potential. Studies have shown that breastfed babies perform better on IQ tests later in life. 

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Vegetarian Lifestyle Increasing in Popularity

The number of American using a Vegetarian diet is 7.3 million and 22.8 million are following a vegetarian inclined diet.  Many do so because  they believe in animal rights and others are concerned with medications being givent to animals.  Most choose this diet for health reasons.

It is possible to get all the necessary nutrients on a vegetarian diet except Vitamin B12 so you would take a supplement.  There are numerous cookbooks available to make vegetarian cooking easier and tastier.  The diet has plenty of fiber, vegetables and fruit.  Many disease have improved after someone starts a vegetarian
diet.  The all American diet is linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, colon and prostrate cancer and possible Alzheimer's Disease.  Maybe it is time to re-evaluate you diet and you will find you will feel better with less fatigue throughout the day.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Aromatheray - Essential Oils Make Your Life More Pleasant and Healthier

Massage is the most relaxing and therapeutic way of all to experience aromatherapy.  Essential oils are blended and then worked into the body using massage techniques that stimulate the whole system while improving the circulation and relaxing the nervous system. 
A selection of essential oils can be found in numerous places, such as health food stores, online, or through chemists.  Be careful to choose essential oils, not perfumed oils.  An essential oil is thin and watery, swift to evaporate, and overpoweringly scented when neat, which should be quite pleasant.  Essential oils fall into three categories:
  • Top notes:   Oils that evaporate very quickly.  They are generally uplifting and stimulating with a greenish, fresh aroma.
  • Middle notes: These are used to help the body with most bodily functions and the body’s metabolism.
  • Base notes: These are extremely relaxing, sometimes sedative and generally have a lovely, warm aroma
Scented oils are sold in tinted glass because they may be damaged by light and they should always be stored in a dark, cool place.  Keep the lids on tightly or they may easily evaporate

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Reiki- Using Your Natural Life Force for Healing

Reiki is a precise method for connecting this universal energy with the body’s innate powers of healing. Reiki was rediscovered in the mid 1980’s by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese monk educator. Reiki’s origins are found in Tibetan sutras, ancient records of cosmology and philosophy. This is a hands-on healing art, quite different from any western medicine. Reiki is said to promote the highest healing good for all living things

Reiki recognizes we all have a palpable life force energy which is infinite, limitless, and pure. It’s invisible and inaudible, but it fills us with peace.

Reiki is not taught in the usual sense but it is transferred to the student during the class. This ability is passed on during an “attunment” given by the Reiki master who allows the student to tap into the life force energy to improve health and enhance the quality of life. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self improvement that everyone can use.

Reiki is a hands-on interaction between the practitioner and the patient. This can be done in a very brief time or typically for a full hour. Reiki touch nurtures the giver, as well as, the receiver. It increase physical stamina, gives energy and it increases metal clarity.

Reiki is becoming more popular and it used by nurses and other health professionals in addition to their typical treatments.  It is interesting to read about the energy fields of the body that Reiiki adjusts to promote good health.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Pros and Cons of Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is a huge business today and there are many items that cure simple illnesses but there are pros and cons.  First make sure you doctor knows what herbal medicine you are taking so he doesn't prescribe you something that is incompatible.  There has still not been enough randomized studies completed to know all the possible side effects of herbal medicine, so get a good book and get informed, particularly if you have a chronic or serious illnes.  Read more about this topic at: