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For as long as I can remember, I have always been able to predict with vivid imagery, a certain amount of accuracy of  future events.  At first, I just thought it was just a mere coincidence, an occasional probability, but after a while I begin to notice that I would frequently have very specific hunches and whatever it was that was emerging through my subconscious intuition would eventually, come to pass, which was immensely encouraging because I had dramatic evidence that supported my mental visions.

Over the years only a few of my closet friends have been made aware of my intuitive powers and will sometimes ask me to predict an outcome of a future event for them.  If I work at it I can get a strong indication of what could come about, but I am cautious since my vision can be tainted; I find that I want to give my friends evidence that will help meet their highest expectations as opposed to what may in fact, be just the opposite conclusions.  As a result, I keep a lot of my revelations to myself until the natural course of events is unveiled and discovered by them.

It seems that as I mature my range of future knowledge about people, places and things has become more instinctual to me and I find myself more trusting of my intuitive feelings. I know that if I perceive something before it actually manifests it is because there are many psychic clues along the way to what eventually appears evident long before its time. 

I am far from alone; there are many people who I have met throughout my lifetime who have shared their memories, dreams and their own special reflections relating to precognition.  One thing all people with future sight have in common is that after a while we all start to detect similar patterns in our awareness and if we choose to take them seriously, sooner or later, we increase our abilities through recognizing the value of our visions and following our insights.

More on this Topic –

Video Precognition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwjwP3aUSd8

Precognition Test

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pd4zPeGfis&feature=related

Parapsychology

http://www.arielspeaks.com/Paranormal/New_Age_Parapsychology.html

Conscious Universe

http://www.deanradin.com/NewWeb/TCUbiblio.html

Develop Clairvoyance

http://www.develop-clairvoyance.com/precognition/

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According to Jean Langlois, ScD, an investigator in epidemiology at the National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD, women over the age of 50 that lose a lot of weight are actually at greater risk of fracturing their hips.  In fact, the study showed that when women lost 10% of their weight or more after the age of 50 their chance of fracturing their hip more than doubled. As a precautionary measure, physicians recommend that women reach an optimal weight and stay at that size, taking into account, however, that heart disease associated with being overweight is even more dangerous than a hip fracture. 

Exercise is always good for reducing pounds and inches but did you know that women who participate in aerobic workouts up to three times per week have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.

Amazingly, anorexia is not an eating disorder that affects young women reports Paul L. Hewitt PhD, associate professor of psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.  Only 25% of the women who die from anorexia are overachieving, young women, in fact, the majority, four out of five, who lose their lives due to anorexia nervosa, are a shocking 45 years of age or even older.

Many women are closet smokers who use nicotine as a measure to control their appetites and because of this strategy suffer years later even after they have given up smoking because they are two to three times more likely to suffer from incontinence than those who never smoked cigarettes at all. Studies indicate that nicotine constricts the bladder, causing unintentional urine leakage. 

The foods mature women eat have a big influence on their overall health. Few women meet their calcium requirements says Ethel Siris, MD, professor of clinical medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City. Bone thinning is grossly undiagnosed in women over 50. Women with low bone density suffer broken bones at twice the rate of those with normal bone density and those with osteoporosis, four times the rate.  The recommended intake of calcium for women 25 to 50 years of age is 300 mg of calcium, eight ounces of milk or yogurt.

Here are some more interesting facts about weight loss involving women 40, 50 and beyond…

Facts about Women Losing Weight After 40 / 50

Losing Weight after 50

http://www.riverofhopeinternational.org/home-and-family/losing-weight-after-50-often-ignored-facts-about-the-fast-ways-to-lose-fat-and-excess-weight

How to Lose Weight for Women Over 50

http://www.livestrong.com/article/90509-lose-weight-women-over/

Fighting 40’s Flab

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/fighting-40s-flab

Losing Weight After 40

http://cgi1.usatoday.com/mchat/20050418001/tscript.htm

Weight loss through hypnosis

http://www.dallasfastweightloss.com/fastweightloss/successstories.php

Here’s what to do tomorrow 1st thing if you cannot lose weight after 50

http://www.nowloss.com/cant-lose-weight.htm

YouTube Video – Unbelievable Research to help eventually minimize the effects of aging

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSSs1C-MmJ4&feature=related

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We live in a world filled with cures for crippling conditions and they are all completely natural.  Using food as a form of medicine is not a new concept. The Indians lived off the land and the water ways as did the early American settlers.  They knew the value of apples, avocados and beans. They tapped into the properties of blueberries as well as broccoli and carrots, benefited from the protective nutrients of nuts and oats, spinach and soy.  

In the East food has always been a way to deal with alignments and diseases.  Editable alternatives have the ability to booster the body’s immune system and ward off all kinds of invaders that cause havoc on human health.  In Japan the Japanese have fished the ocean searching for types of vegetation such as seaweed, high in mineral and nutrient content for centuries.

Middle Easterners know that herbs and spices are just as valuable for healing. The Bible boasts the benefits of olives and grapes off the vine and the evidence is supported with decades of scientific research papers as to the healing properties of foods such as: fruits and vegetables, grains and legumes.  Just ask anyone from Greece and they will sing the praises of yogurts and goat cheese, olive oils and lemon juice or listen to the Spaniards describe their diet for health made up of protein rich foods grilled or broiled.  The Italians have long known of the vitamins garnished from tomatoes and garlic which they grow and prepare in abundance for family and friends as a form of solidarity.

I love homemade meals made from scratch. To me, there is nothing in this world that is more appetizing than the real aromas of scrupulous food floating through the air from an active kitchen where its being prepared. When I visited Italy I watched in awe as an array of extremely palatable foods was being prepared for consumption.  I stood over stove and helped to stir the steaming soup made from a blend of vegetables brought in straight from the garden. I can still recall the sense of healthy satisfaction after eating a vegetarian feast of brightly colored, freshly grilled peppers, eggplant and zucchini accompanied by a loaf of freshly baked bread piping hot from the oven, all brown and crusty.  

Here is a list of just a few of the conditions that can be addressed by some very tasty and healing foods:

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • ADD
  • Cancer
  • Colds and influenza
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Irritable bowel Syndrome
  • Kidney stones
  • Psoriasis
  • Urinary track infections
  • Wrinkles
  • Yeast infections

These are only a few of the disorders that can be prevented or modified and improved with more attention to our diet, best of all, we can make these changes through natural means. Many symptomatic problems are brought about by food or environmental influences and an overgrowth of microorganisms like bacteria or yeast which over a period of time, eating the wrong foods cause these negative invaders to lodge themselves in our intestines. 

For years the American diet has been high in saturated fats, we rarely grow our own foods but instead have added all kinds of chemicals to increase the flavor to appeal to our senses, neutralizing their natural taste until it is unrecognizable, and worst of all, stock our grocery store shelves with every non-nourishing and harmful fake food product imaginable.

Most frequently consumed restaurant or fast foods responsible for abdominal fat as reported from Reader’s Digest, Food Cures (2007). Pleasantville, NY  

  • Doughnuts
  • Danish rolls
  • French Fries
  • Breaded fish burgers
  • Breaded chicken nuggets
  • Crackers
  • Enchiladas  
  • Pies
  • Marbled meats
  • Foods laced with margarine
  • Foods prepared with vegetable shortening

 A few healing herbs and spices also reported in this publication are:

  • Cayenne pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Coriander
  • Ginger
  • Sage
  • Turmeric

 Brief Examples of Delicious Meals Mentioned that Support Good Health are:

  • Buckwheat pancakes
  • Hummus made from mashed garbanzo beans
  • Ginger butternut squash soup
  • Lentils with stewed tomatoes and basil
  • Three bean chili
  • Fish tacos
  • Turkey Cutlets
  • Zucchini  frittata

Food is to be enjoyed and flavorful, not fussed over or feared.  When we eat the way we should to support our bodily processes we celebrate every meal as a festive occasion that brings pleasure to our taste buds and better health to our bodies. By spending a little time to acquire knowledge of what good eating can do for us, we can improve our chances of living longer and more energetic lives.

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Eco-friendly approaches are natural modifications that inspire healthy living. I came across a great book the other day that made me think about living in an eco-conscious way, in other words, living green. It is entitled: Designs for a Healthy Home – an eco-friendly approach by author Dan Phillips. The book is all about using non-toxic materials that are long-lasting, well-made and multi-functional, most importantly; the book focuses on the things that we can easily recycle. 

Some of the major features it covers are the essential elements; things that include, but are not limited to the basic fundamentals such as: space, clean air, water conservation, heating and cooling systems as well as; all internal and external materials. Phillips reminds us of how vital it is that if we have not already done so, that we should move toward a more ecologically sympathetic and caring lifestyle, one which supports one another and our desire to embrace what is natural and not synthetic.

The principles of eco-friendly approaches are many. Here are 10:

  1. Decrease the strain on the world’s resources
  2. Reduce and reuse
  3. Think renewable power and alternative energy (such as solar)
  4. Creating green space in the community
  5. Providing inspiring ways with which to improve our relationships
  6. Preserving the natural elements of the world
  7. Performing household maintenance chores without damaging the earth or polluting the air with carcinogens
  8. Saving energy and resources wherever and whenever possible
  9. Make conscientious choices without destroying the future for us all
  10. Lending our support to our local communities as much as we can and in as many ways that we can

Some Other Identifiable Concepts:

  • Going green
  • Living green
  • Green consumers
  • Co-op America
  • Socially responsible investments
  • Green festivals
  • Green Kids
  • Balanced societies
  • Community uplifting
  • Eco-friendly systems
  • Women-centric sanitary approaches
  •  Eco-initiatives
  • Eco-rating
  • Pigment-rich, eco-friendly paints
  • Recycled materials
  • Eco-friendly wallpaper paste
  • Ecological wood furnishing
  • Organic compounds
  • Green dining
  • Green restaurant movement
  • Green restaurant association
  • Organic beer and wine
  • Government assisted green upgrades
  • Green construction standards
  • Sustainable building projects
  • Environmentally sustainable
  • Healthy homes
  • Sociable cities

More on this topic

Green Spring Cleaning

http://www.foxprovidence.com/dpp/rhode_show/eco-friendly-approach-to-cleaning-house

Example of an Eco-friendly approach

http://www.honest-1.com/blog/50-an-eco-friendly-approach-to-auto-maintenance-and-repair

Designs for a Healthy Home

http://www.amazon.com/Designs-Healthy-Home-Eco-Friendly-Approach/dp/1579590713

How to Identify Eco-friendly Products

http://www.youtube.com/user/YTLiveGreen

Where to get Eco-friendly Training

http://agreenliving.net/eco-friendly-training-for-a-greener-future/

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Now, that we have moved into the summer months there is a wide selection of fresh and inexpensive fruits and vegetables available. Juicing is a quick, convenient and inexpensive way to obtain food nutritional substances that can provide us with the necessary nourishment to assist us in becoming healthier by maintaining better mood balance and physical endurance. With just the simple act of drinking raw vegetables and fruits we can speed up their absorption into our systems.

Juicing increases the amount of nutrients which we can take in during a single meal and helps them to get into our bodies faster in comparison to solid foods sources. Better still, is the fact that it reduces the intake of chemicals or additives that would normally contribute to disease since it is virtually free of this kind of matter.

Radical changes need not be made in the beginning. If we want to experience juicing and its contributions to our daily diet we can slowly replace portions of our meals (servings of fruits and vegetables) with their liquid counterparts. For example, we can juice carrots, spinach or broccoli and once blended, replace their juice with their solid variation, instead of serving them as a traditional side dish on our plate.   

Another way we can integrate juicing into our diet would be to add at least a glass of fruit or purified liquid vegetables to our pre-existing food servings as a nutritional supplement to ensure that we are getting the sources of these nutrients our bodies require. 

Juicing can contribute to the flavor of our meals by adding juice combinations to our cooking in the form of bases (substitutions for simmering liquids, in sauces) or as the main ingredient in salad dressings.  The pulp can be used as an extra additive in food recipes. Fruit that has been juiced can be included in gelatin and pudding desserts, not to mention, in a variety of other tasty treats such as fruit cocktails or refreshing summer coolers. 

 Here are some additional reasons to consider juicing –

 

  • The body gets enzymes from the raw foods that are contained in the juice
  • Enzymes help convert food into body tissue and energy
  • Enzymes increase metabolic rate
  • Offers an ample supply of phytochemicals (substances inherent in plants) that help fight off disease
  • High concentrations of antioxidants are supplied and combined with other immune enhancing properties
  • Helps improve clarity of complexion
  • Controls episodic outbreaks of acne  and other skin disorders
  • Improves deprivation of light omission from sun) SAD
  • Detours some of the indications of aging  (stiffness, aches and pains) by helping improve muscle tone
  • Encourages quick weight loss
  • Adds pure food with no additives or preservatives to our diet
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Contributes to better heart health

How to Select a Good Juicer –

  • At least one horse power and preferably more
  • Look for one with a long-term warranty
  • Capable of making pulp free juice too
  • Must be maneuverable
  • As much stainless steel in its construction as possible
  • Must be able to break down into parts to easily clean
  • With dishwasher safe attachments
  • You’ll want a machine that does not vibrate
  • One that extracts maximum juice from fruits and vegetables
  • One that is safe and affordable
  • A make and model that can produce anything juices not just liquid from fruit

Detoxing –

With Detoxing we can clean out our digestive tract and in so doing, strengthen our immune systems. This can be accomplished by:

  • Making the proper selection of the right foods for purifying our digestive systems
  • a comprehensive study on how to prepare produce fruits and vegetables for detoxing
  • and of course, permission from our health providers to eliminate toxins from our bodies

Weight loss benefits:

Juicing in combination with detoxing and the necessary lifestyle changes such as more exercise, better nutrition and assistance with emotional issues that can contribute can lead to massive changes in weight. Unlike other alternative methods that help us to downsize, juicing can get us to focus on improving nutrition and building a more sound foundation for fitness rather than just focusing on losing pounds.  

The gradual absence of more solid foods gives us time to readjust to eliminating less positive behavioral habits that surround our eating routines and allows us to slowly reintroduce ourselves to healthier choices (more balanced nutrients) and to reevaluate our previous portion sizes. We can temporarily forego counting calories; by following published set guidelines to help us get started.  If juicing works for us, we can find a better way of nourishing our bodies with the nutrients that come directly from nature’s foods.

More on this topic –

Food Gear – how to buy a juicer

U-tube video –

http://www.howcast.com/videos/25358-Food-Gear-How-To-Buy-a-Juicer

Juice Fasting – the right and wrong ways to go about it and who can and cannot do it!

 

http://altmedicine.about.com/od/detoxcleansing/a/juice_fasting.htm

7 – Day Detox Juice Fast

http://altmedicine.about.com/b/2004/08/27/7-day-detox-juice-fast-2.htm

Juice Fast.org  – how to overcome addictions with juice fasting

http://altmedicine.about.com/b/2004/08/27/7-day-detox-juice-fast-2.htm

Beginning juicing recipe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d6SlcQObZo  

Juicing for Brain Food – some great food recipes

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH5y-TUTUiY&feature=fvwrel

Juicing to help reduce blood pressure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lsnZjR90S4&feature=related

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Everyone has an opinion about what makes a great teacher but few people focus on what makes a student a brilliant pupil.  What follows are some reasons why some learners are not just  better than others but are truly, one of a kind learners.   

  • Reverence for education
  • The love of books
  • Appreciation for the art of teaching
  • Intense interest in a subject
  • A curious spirit

  • A love of learning
  • Dynamic brain function
  • Knowing which questions to ask and when to ask them
  • Being an astute listener

  • Open mindedness
  • Rationality of mind
  • Having the ability to make relevant calculations
  • Respect for one’s instructor

  • A good test taker
  • Patience with self
  • A good imagination
  • Confidence in one’s abilities to absorb new information

  • A good memory for facts and details
  • A love for words and a careful use of them
  • Musical intelligence
  • An awareness of the significance of science and a keen interest in it
  • Fascination with mathematics  

  • Admiration for workings of the human brain
  • An aptitude for problem solving
  • A good understanding of the relationship between things
  • A recognition of patterns
  • A feel for systems
  • Regular exposure to the intellectually gifted

  • Emotional stability
  • The ability to concentrate
  • Willingness to work hard
  • Common sense principles
  • Self-control
  • Participation
  • The right outlook toward learning
  • The ability to stimulate one’s own interest at will

  • An appreciate for the human language
  • Flexibility
  • The ability to analyze and reanalyse
  • Feeling
  • One’s commitment to study

  • Determination to master a subject
  • An ability to maintain focus for long periods of time
  • Humility
  • The ability to schedule coursework and carry out goals

More Information on the Subject :

Heres How You Can Reclaim Your Brain

http://www.lumosity.com/landing_pages/42

What will Make you an Excellent Student!

http://www.wikihow.com/Become-an-Excellent-Student

What Makes a Student a Great Student?

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ratli008/1101/009177.html

Historical Theories of Learning from a Neuroscience Perspective

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YybEqTjkk_Y&feature=related

Memory Processing – both working and Long-term Declaritive Memories

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GR1KfTJ-I4&feature=related

12 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Students

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXNfVs1pPQc&feature=related

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There are magical foods that come from nature and they have healing properties that provide us with our very own organic pharmacy.  Here are just a few:

Peas – act as a mild male contraceptive

Oysters – sexual enhancer

Vitamin C – helps prevent stomach cancer

Carrots and carotene rich foods (spinach, kale, sweet [potatoes) – arouse damaged cells to resist assaults

Milk – helps draw zinc out and makes it more effective

Garlic and Onions – improve circulatory system and good for heart disease and

aids in recovery from colds

Chinese black mushroom – anticoagulant

Fiber – hemorrhoids, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome

Oatmeal – lowers blood cholesterol

Spices in Thai, Mexican, Indian foods – good for preventing pulmonary phlegm

Hot chili sauce – acts a metabolism booster

Omega-3 fish oils – depresses blood cholesterol

Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage – diminishes effects of carcinogens blocking formation of cancer

Chick peas and soy beans – protease inhibitors – acting as antioxidants destroying free radicals

Cranberry – natural antibiotic by keeping harmful bugs from sticking to cells

Wine extract – effective in treating cold sores

Green Tea – improves renal function and resistance to infections

Books on the Subject –

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