Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Take three deep cleansing breathes.
Close you eyes and visualize your heart center.
Begin on the left side of your heart and see a full circle of emerald green light around your entire heart. At the center of your heart see a beautiful pink light radiating out and connecting to the green light. Where these lights meet visualize sparkles of green and pink light dancing outward from your heart chakra. These beautiful sparks are divine heart love and they are being released to your outer world.
See them sparking and igniting the divine flame in everyone around you today.
You are healing yourself and all that you are in contact with.
You are divine. You are love. You are a beautiful spark on this planet.
Open your eyes and begin your day with Sparkles of Divine Heart Love~
Monday, April 27, 2009
In my research for laxatives I came across Cascara Sagrada which is Spanish for 'sacred bark'. This herbal treatment used by the Native Americans is the bark from a Buckthorn tree. The bark is aged for about one year before it's use. Fresh bark can cause serious vomiting, cramping, and defeat the purpose of a natural laxative. When aged and used properly it can move bowels within 6 to 12 hours. Below is more information on the bark.
As with all remedies always talk to your Doctor especially if you are on other medications.
Rhamnus purshiana (Cascara Buckthorn, Cascara, Bearberry, and in the Chinook Jargon, Chittam or Chitticum; syn. Frangula purshiana, Rhamnus purshianus) is a species of buckthorn native to western North America from southern British Columbia south to central California, and inland to western Montana.
It is the largest species of buckthorn, occasionally growing up to 15 m tall, though more commonly a large shrub or small tree 5–10 m tall, with a trunk 20–50 cm in diameter. The bark is brownish to silver-grey with light splotching. The leaves are deciduous, alternate, clustered near the ends of twigs; they are oval, 5–15 cm long and 2–5 cm broad with a 0.6–2 cm petiole, dark shiny green on top, fuzzy and paler green below. The flowers are tiny, 4–5 mm diameter, with five greenish yellow petals; the flowering season is brief, disappearing by early summer. The fruit is a berry 6–10 mm diameter, bright red at first, quickly maturing deep purple or black, and containing three seeds.
It grows in moist, acidic soils in the shady side of clearings or in the marginal forest understory, near the edges of mixed deciduous-coniferous forests. It typically grows as a second-generation tree after alders have colonized a barren plot of land.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Today I thought I would lighten things up with some humorous health quotes!
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. ~Doug Larson
Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway. ~Author Unknown
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. ~Redd Foxx
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. ~Mark Twain
Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you! ~Tommy Smothers
If I'd known I was going to live so long, I'd have taken better care of myself. ~Leon Eldred
AND MY FAVORITE QUOTE:
I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol. ~Author Unknown
Create an awesome day!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
QUESTIONS FOR YOUR CARDIOLOGIST
Surely your cardiologist holds a theory about the cause of heart disease. Ask your doctor whether his theory can answer the following questions:
1. Why do gorillas and other primates suffer heart disease similar to humans, but generally not other species?
2. Why does atherosclerotic plaque form only in arteries, (blood flowing from the heart), and not in veins, (blood flowing to the heart)?
3. Why does the atherosclerotic plaque form in arteries close to or on the surface of the heart, but not INSIDE the heart?
4. Why aren't infarctions common in the blood stream where the blood pools or moves slowly, such as in arteries of the ears, fingers or nose?
5. Why do more than 50% of the heart attack and strokes occur in people without any accepted cardiovascular risk factors?
6. Why do people with low cholesterol still suffer heart attacks and stroke?
7. Why do about half of the surgical heart procedures fail? (In other words, why do the plaques grow back with a vengeance?)
8. What did the cardiovascular mortality rate decline by almost half in the 1970s, after Linus Pauling's Vitamin C book become a best seller?
9. Why is cholesterol elevated in heart patients?
10. Why have major cholesterol-drug studies not released the raw data to scientists?
11. Why do drug companies routinely cut studies short just after mortality in the study groups begins to rise?
12. Why hasn't medical science investigated the Pauling/Rath theory?
The answers to these questions and more can be found in Practicing Medicine Without A License? The Story of the Linus Pauling Therapy for Heart Disease, a new book which explains the Pauling/Rath unified theory.
I do lots of research when it comes to getting off of my heart meds and healing in a natural homeopathic/holistic way. Through my belief system (my spirituality) and through natural remedies I believe we can heal our bodies 100% without chemicals/drugs. What keeps us from doing this is the fear based stuff that is put out through the pharmaceutical companies and trickles into our caretakers minds and our minds. We need to wake up!
For the next week I will post different remedies... be it herbs, minerals, vitamins that could play a huge role in fighting heart disease. Todays post comes from a therapy called Pauling Therapy. The questions I posted above are from the website. This therapy is based on the conclusion that VITAMIN C transforms stem cells into heart muscle.
Richard T. Lee, M.D., senior author of the Harvard study, says: "We have been taught for decades that when your heart cells are dead, they are dead and there is nothing we can do about it. We are excited about anything suggesting that we can grow more heart cells."
Heart patients who adopt the Pauling therapy usually get better, fast.
Organized medicine dismisses the Pauling/Rath claim a priori without comment or critique.
Medical science has not published studies or conducted public clinical trials. Not one.
Amazingly, Linus Pauling's claims have never been reported by the major media.
Heart disease is a mega-business. It is the number one killer of Americans, and it generates revenues for medicine and big pharma of more than $300 billion every year.
for more in depth info please check out the following websites
* TheCureForHeartDisease.com - Links to various large web sites.
* PaulingTherapy.com - This (original) web site devoted to the Linus Pauling video on Heart Disease.
* VitaminCFoundation.org - Huge web site devoted to health benefits of vitamin C.
The info posted in this blog came from the PaulingTherapy.com website
MY PERSONAL NOTE: I am a heart patient and I am always looking fr natural ways to heal. All info I post here is research and I have not personally experienced this at the time of the posting. However, I will share my personal experiences on different matters.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
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Friday, April 17, 2009
Our heart burns with desire. We feel love and great emotion through this organ. A healthy heart is vital to healthy love. I have really been focused on cleaning up my heart and yesterday was my one year anniversary of my myocardial infarction. It is a new beginning for me today! I am now moving forward! I wrote a little poetic ditty on our hearts and the element fire! Enjoy!
My heart burns with passion, with desire
The flame flickers between both worlds
Love is igniting the spark of divinity
I see this flame in all of humanity
While some may flicker brighter, stronger
Even the faintest glow shines hope
I feel the fire and It burns out of control~
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Here is a recipe for Angel Food Cake. This cake is very good for heart patients and is a wonderful dessert for those whom suffer from gas from their meds. Yes ...I call it as I see it! Enjoy! also..Zero cholesterol!
* 12 eggs
* 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
* 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup sugar
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1. Separate eggs; discard yolks or refrigerate for another use. Measure egg whites, adding or removing whites as needed to equal 1-1/2 cups. Place in a mixing bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, sift confectioners' sugar and flour together three times; set aside. Add cream of tartar, extracts and salt to egg whites; beat on high speed. Gradually add sugar, beating until sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form. Fold in flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely before removing cake from pan.
Nutritional Analysis: One slice equals 101 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 59 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Here is some new research that just surfaced about cholesterol crystals. This information will change the way doctors and scientists look at heart disease. Excellent blog and I will continue to follow this. It was posted on 3/26/09.
For the first time ever, a Michigan State University researcher has shown cholesterol crystals can disrupt plaque in a patient's cardiovascular system, causing a heart attack or stroke.
The findings by a team led by George Abela, chief of the cardiology division in MSU's College of Human Medicine, could dramatically shift the way doctors and scientists approach cardiovascular attacks. Abela's findings are reported in the recent issue of the American Journal of Cardiology.
"Any time there is something completely new or unique in medical research, it is met with healthy skepticism," said Abela, who has been working with cholesterol crystals since 2001. "But we have found something that can help dramatically change how we treat heart disease".
What Abela and his team found is that as cholesterol builds up along the wall of an artery, it crystallizes from a liquid to a solid state and then expands.
"As the cholesterol crystallizes, two things can happen," Abela said. "If it's a big pool of cholesterol, it will expand, causing the 'cap' of the deposit to tear off in the arterial wall. Or the crystals, which are sharp, needle-like structures, poke their way through the cap covering the cholesterol deposit, like nails through wood".
The crystals then work their way into the bloodstream. It is the presence of this material, as well as damage to an artery, that disrupts plaque and puts the body's natural defense mechanism - clotting - into action, which can lead to dangerous, if not fatal, clots.........
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Feeling joy is a healthy emotion for your heart. When we are living in love and joy we are healing ourselves and those around us. Today my heart is a JOY-machine! It is producing joy in abundance and I am showering joy from my being! Feel free to join me!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
In this Libra Full moon it is the perfect time to focus on balance in your life. Tonight I will be doing a full moon drumming and honoring the massive changes that have come into my life since the previous new moon that was in Aries. The full moon is in Libra and the sun is in Aries bringing a beautiful balance to the cosmos and our lives. This is a perfect time for me to release all feelings, emotions, and relationships that no longer serve me for my highest good.
This drumming/meditation will be centered in my heart chakra (anahata) bringing balance to my spiritual and material world. From my heart center I will be in sync with the beating of my drum and I will focus on bringing balance into my life by releasing and forgiving. I will call on the angelic realm to assist me with this ritual of releasing. May this full moon find you heart centered and in perfect balance. May peace and harmony rule your world!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Every beat of my heart brings joy to this planet
Every beat of my heart brings healing to this world
Every beat of my heart brings peace through out the universe
Every beat of my heart reminds me that my heart is my guide and my mind simply follows~