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“We are But A Wireless Anatomy”
Many cultures and healthcare systems believe that quality-of-life such as being disease free, having enough energy to be active all through life, and being of sound mind, body and spirit–are not just a gift, but a reality that belongs to us.
Deepak Chopra in his book Ageless Body, Timeless Mind states that, if properly balanced, human beings could live healthy and active until the ripe age of 135 years!
Let’s look at how we may grow old–youthfully. Energy is the source of all vitality in humans. No matter what form energy takes it gives us life. All life is pulsating movement.
As Candace Pert said in her book Molecules of Emotions, there is a biochemical link between the mind and the body. The human organism is this incredible communication system that redefines health and disease. She classifies this system as having a very intelligent pathway to receive information. “Receptor molecules,” as she calls them, will respond to energy and give chemical cues to our body/mind by vibrations–yes, vibrations!
Energy to pulsate must have electro-magnetic force — a polarity. Energy must move from a positive to a neutral to a negative charged pole and back again creating movement. Energy moves in a pattern; it has purpose and direction.
• The major energy transport highway for all movement is called a chakra system.
• Chakra’s are sometimes called wheels of life, the chakras are core centers that network our mind/body communication system.
• Chakra’s are spinning vortexes of human energy, transformers or centers of movement for reception, processing and transmission of vital life energy.
• Chakras are core centers that network our mind/body communication system.
Energy moves from a higher vibration (a power plant) to a slower vibration to be used as electricity in your house. These transformers hold electricity (energy) in a solid container which allows it to spin off again and again to slow it down.
We know without much debate that when a transformer isn’t functioning, entire communities are without electricity. It is the same within our own chakra systems; if our chakras are not open and functioning, we also are without electricity (energy). This eventually affects our emotional and physical health.
Each chakra is an independent center that spins energy to slow it down so it can process to the next level. Every chakra has its own personality, independent but interconnected.
Amodea Judith, in her book Wheels of Life, gives a summary of the general points for understanding the chakra system:
- There are seven major and several minor chakras
- Chakras are created by the intersection of two major vertical currents. They are reflexed in the spine.)
- A chakra system describes a pattern of involution, energy moving out and away from source, and evolution, energy moving in and back to source.
- Being in constant interplay, chakras correspond to colors, sounds and specific locations in the body.
- Chakras have value for maintaining good health and can be kept open through exercises, meditation and polarity contact points.
Each of the seven chakras has unique properties:
- Base of spine: Color, red; Element, Earth
- Lower abdomen: Color, orange; Element, Water
- Solar plexus: Color, yellow; Element, Fire
- Heart: Color, green; Element, Air
- Throat: Color, blue; Element, Ether
- Forehead: Color, indigo; Element, Light
- Top of head: Color, violet; Element, Thought
Each chakra corresponds to specific glands, sounds, emotions, foods and energy states. A well-trained energy practitioner will assess these vital energy centers and through specific associations and input from the client, gather vital information on areas of concern.
Chakra balancing techniques are excellent for maintaining good health. The following exercises are very useful; try them when you are tired and stressed.
- Sit back in a comfortable chair, eyes closed, feet even on the floor. Place your left hand gently on your forehead and right hand just below the navel. Hold for three minutes, light touch with deep breathing.
- Lift both arms above your head, press the palms of your hands towards the ceiling, close your eyes but focus eyes up to your eyebrows. Hold for one minute and nose breathe deeply.
- Hold both hands close to the heart center, palms facing chest. Relax your jaw, close your eyes. Breathe in and out of your mouth. Become aware of your internal resources.
If most diseases are stress induced, isn’t it worth our while to keep our vital life-energy balanced?
The power is within.
Mary Jo Ruggieri
Bad Gums and Heart Attacks
According to Alan Winter DDS people who have had heart attacks or strokes are more likely to have untreated periodontal infections. Bacteria unique to periodontal infections have been found in the coronary arteries of heart attack victims.
Basic thought is when periodontal infections are untreated bacteria moves and produces inflammation in heart
arteries, which causes blockage and can, set up a heart attack or stroke. So keep up on getting those teeth cleaned twice per year and Floss!!
Neti Pots for Sinus Infections
A small ceramic, long spouted, teapot called a Nettie pot can be your solution to any sinus infection. Used in India for centuries, a Nettie pot can be filled with a little sea salt or liquid chlorophyll (a natural antiseptic) and slightly warm water. Then by tipping your head sideways and placing the thin spout into one nostril lift the pot so it pours into one side of the nose and out the other (don’t forget to stand over a sink). This flushes the sinuses. It is simple and effective. It completely cleans bacteria from the sinus cavity
and doesn’t allow it to sit and become an infection. So want to prevent the sinus irritation and a stuffy nose use the Nettie pot.
To see a picture of the Neti pot Click HERE
Get Good Carbs not Bad Carbs!!
Mayo Clinics Woman’s Healthsource Information Newsletter June 2004 suggests that the Low Carb craze is everywhere. But the truth is, there are good carbs and there are bad carbs. Fiber ranks among the good carbs and a high fiber diet may reduce your risk of diabetes, high cholesterol, and coronary artery disease.
Two types of fiber
Insoluble fiber: speeds food through the digestion tract and promotes bulky stools.
Examples: whole wheat breads and cereals, bran, nuts, vegetables, and fruits with edible seeds such as strawberries.
Soluble Fiber: forms a gel-like material as it passes through your digestive systems. Absorbs water to promote soft, bulky stools and helps lower cholesterol.
Examples: oats, legumes (dried beans), barley, apples, and citrus fruits.
Though you maybe avoiding carbs but for your own health don’t forget the fiber!!
Ginkgo Biloba: Like High-Speed Internet for your PC
Clinical studies have shown Ginkgo Biloba to be effective for the following conditions
- Insufficient blood flow to the brain Dementia
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Loss of Short Term Memory
According to Dr. Michael Murray, Naturopathic Physician (who recommends Ginkgo Biloba to all his clients over the age of 50!!), Ginkgo helps the cells of the body function optimally.
Every Cell of the body has an electrical charge that maintained by a pump that transports potassium in and sodium out of the cell. Ginkgo has been shown to enhance the activity of this pump leading to a better electrical charge. So Ginkgo stabilizes cell membranes and detoxes the body of free radicals and the effects are most evident in the brain and nerve cells.
Forgetting your friends names, or slow on the draw to remember those things you once had on the tip of your tongue?? Might be time for Ginkgo Biloba. – 1999 Vital communication June
Black Tea Lowers Cholesterol
Elevated cholesterol may be impacted by the antioxidants in black tea. The properties of black tea may subsequently lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes. -Daves M.J. at al(2003) (Research on black tea) Journals of Nutrition
- Organic Black Tea has optimal antioxidants
- Grape Juice Linked to Lower Blood Pressure
- Drinking a glass of grape juice daily can significantly reduce blood pressure.
Studies conducted by Dr. Kevin Mahi showed that using Concord grape juice increased blood flow and improved blood vessel dilation.
Holistic Health Research I
A Whole New Way of Learning?
Researchers from Boston University and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan have successfully induced visual perceptual learning by manipulating brain patterns to match a targeted state. They envision a future where individuals are treated for disease or athletes are conditioned by watching a computer screen which manipulates the visual cortex of the brain to match a desired level of performance using neurofeedback. There is a catch though, the technique works whether an individual is aware of what they are learning or not. Those implications merit serious consideration.
Their findings were published in the Dec. 9, 2011 issue of
Science. Perceptual Learning Incepted by Decoded MRI Neurofeedback Without Stimulus Presentation.
Heidi Beke-Harrigan MLS, APP
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Holistic Health Research II
Our Emotions Can Create White Blood Cells
The River of Life and the Three Treasures
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Foods-24 Life Extending Foods
Enzymes and You!!
WHAT ARE ENZYMES?
- They either start chemical reactions or make them run faster.
- Composed of two parts
- Protein portion – apolyenzyme
- Non-protein portion Coenzyme
- Present in Every Cell!!
- Regulates Biochemical reactions necessary to sustain life!!
- Enzymes break down proteins, carbohydrates and fats – Hydrolases