Friday, December 23, 2011

A valuable lesson.

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”

Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you, but first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill.

He then asked, “Who still wants it?” Still the hands were up in the air.

Well, he replied, "What if I do this?" He dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.

He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. “Now, who still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air.

“My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE. You are special - don't EVER forget it.”

If you do not pass this on, you may never know the lives it touches. Count your blessings, not your problems.

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I’ll take this opportunity to convey my Season’s Greetings to my blog visitors; I wish you a merry Christmas; a happy New Year, but most of all good health. Take care and drive safely.  For some interesting reading over this festive season re-visit the following titles below. If for some reason these links won’t open for you copy and paste the respective titles into Google.  - Werner
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1. Your Microwave’s Dark Side.
2. The pineapple is more than just a luscious sweet delight.
3. The Amazing Cucumber.
4. Australia’s Water Fluoridation Disgrace.
5. I was subjected to a "gas attack” in World War 2.
6.Democracy is dead in Australia, replaced by totalitarianism.
7.An open letter to Gillard & Abbott, from an Australian Grandmother.
8. A “blooming” healthy cup of tea.
9. Crocodiles in our kitchen.
10.Muslims and Multiculturalism not a happy mix in some countries.
11.China’s toxic industrial waste is disposed of through Australia’s drinking water.
12. Fighting cancer, are there alternatives to chemotherapy?
13. Who is the world's biggest polluter on this planet?
14. The less known health benefits of the humble radish.
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My thought for today. - Werner
The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph! - Marvin Phillips
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Start your day with a lemon.

Well, I do - that is with a with a glass of filtered fluoride free water and the juice of half a lemon; followed some time later with toast and avocado. This puts my body and stomach in a good alkalised "mood."  
There is an old adage: “If you have lemons make lemonade.” But lemons have many uses, and what many people don’t know is how good they are for our health. Nutritionally, the lemon constitutes on of nature’s seven top sources of potassium, a mineral that promotes clear thinking, aids in normalizing blood pressure, and works with sodium to regulate the body’s water balance.

Lemons are also nature’s tops sources of citric acid, a life essential found in the cells of all living creatures. Lemons are an especially good tonic and act as cleansers when toxicity exists in the liver, kidneys, bowels, lungs, or skin.

Lemons also provide modest amounts of non-dairy calcium for healthy bones and teeth, magnesium, an aid in forming albumen in the blood, plus enzymes, iron, phosphorus, and copper. Fresh lemon juice has only 4 calories a tablespoon and just a trace of sodium. More importantly, just a single tablespoon of lemon juice provides one tenth of your daily requirement for vitamin C. The lemon is one of nature’s five best sources of ascorbic acid and lemon juice also prevents berries from greying in the jam making process.

It is a well documented fact that an acidic body is a magnet for sickness, disease, cancer and aging. Eating more alkaline foods helps shift your body's pH and oxygenates your system. Alkaline foods keep your body healthy and functioning correctly, preventing cancer.

Below is an interesting article, by Dr. David Jockers which hopefully may help you to better health. As a keen veggie gardener I know of the importance of knowing the pH component of my garden soil, however, I never thought that it is equally important to know the alkaline/acidity level in my body. That meat, pasta and sugar are highly acidic surprises me.

How do you know if you have the right ph balance? This is easy to determine.

1.    If you have a sour facial expression, like you have just bitten into a lemon, then your body is too acidic.
2.    If you smile all the time, you have the right alkaline balance. :-) Of course, I was just joking! 
Further interesting reading. Cancer and pH Acid-Alkaline Levels - What You Need to Know. Click here. - Werner
Start your day with water and lemon.
By Dr. David Jockers Originally published November 27 2011
Clean water and fresh squeezed lemon is one of the most well tested energy boosters around. Most people in America rely on caffeinated beverages like coffee to get aroused in the morning. These adrenal stimulants produce dirty energy in the form of blood sugar swings and oxidative stress. Water with lemon produces clean energy by hydrating and oxygenating the body to extraordinary energy and mental clarity.

After sleeping through the night the bodily tissues are dehydrated and need clean, pure water to filter out toxins and improve energy production in the cells. Most individuals turn to stimulants like coffee in the morning to give them a jump start. Unfortunately, coffee is a diuretic that depletes your body of water reserves and essential minerals and electrolytes like sodium, potassium, calcium & magnesium.

People feel energized by coffee due to the effects of caffeine on the adrenal glands. Coffee stimulates these organs to pump out instant energy hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine. These hormones stimulate the body to breakdown stored sugar and release it into the bloodstream. This process causes abnormal blood sugar that increases oxidative stress, free radical formation and overall tissue damage.

This is called dirty energy because it produces a rampant amount of damage to the body in order to activate energy formation. Clean energy produces cellular energy without an excessive load of oxidative stress.
Food as Bioelectrical Energy.
The food and beverages we eat provide electrically charged molecules that initiate energy production in our body. An ion is part of a molecule that carries an electrical charge. Positively charged ions are called "cations," while negatively charged ions are called "anions."

Most of the food we put into our bodies comes in a cationic form, while our natural digestive processes (hydrochloric acid, digestive enzymes, saliva) are anionic. Lemon is one of the only anionic foods on the planet. This means that it carries a very strong negative charge and is extremely electrically active.

Fresh lemon helps oxygenate the body and maximizes enzyme function. Lemon is known to stimulate the liver's natural enzymes. This assists the liver in the process of dumping toxins like uric acid and of liquefying congested bile ducts.
Citric Acid Cleanses the System.
Citric acid can also play a very important role in chelating out abnormal calcium stones. It has a unique ability to form soluble complexes with calcium that many have used to eliminate pancreatic stones and kidney stones. This mechanism can also help prevent calcium deposits from building up in the arteries that promote cardiovascular disease.

Clean water with lemon provides the body with hydration, anti-oxidants and electrolytes. Lemon is a rich source of the immune boosting vitamin C. It also has good quantities of electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. Lemon is a tremendous source of citrus bioflavonoid anti-oxidant phytonutrients that have been given the label Vitamin P.

Vitamin P consists of the flavonoid glycosides hesperetin and naringenin among others. Studies have shown that vitamin P enhances the anti-oxidant capability of vitamin C. These bioflavonoids also improve capillary permeability and overall blood flow. This is especially important for oxygenating tissues and maintaining normal blood pressure. These anti-oxidants have also been shown to reduce swelling, venous backup and oedema.

Upon rising take 1 full lemon and squeeze it into 16-32 oz of fresh clean water and drink. Be sure to eat out the membranous parts of the lemon where the majority of the pectin fibre and citrus bioflavonoids are located. Stevia can be added to form sugar-free lemonade. Apple cider vinegar and various herbs can be used to boost enzymatic and anti-oxidant potential.

About the author:
Dr. David Jockers owns and operates Exodus Health Center in Kennesaw, Ga. He is a Maximized Living doctor. His expertise is in weight loss, customized nutrition & exercise, & structural corrective chiropractic care.

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My thought for today: - Werner
Health is wealth. Proverb.
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