Wednesday, August 31, 2016

:::THROMBOCYTOPENIA (LOW PLATELET COUNTS):::


Thrombocytopenia is low platelet counts. Platelets are a type of blood cell that is colorless and its job is to help your red and white blood cells clot. When you have a clotting disorder, it can lead to other conditions like bleeding gums, bleeding eyes, bleeding bladder, and also bleeding that won’t stop.
There are many causes for this condition such as infections, medicines and medical conditions.
For most people whose counts are just under the recommended levels, it may not be much of a problem and a simple fix.
However; the problem lies in the body’s immune system. Your antibodies that is suppose to attack disease and infection begins to attack your platelets causing them to lower your counts.
If your levels are above or below the norm, Don't let it go... Some things are simple to fix before they get out of control.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

My First Garden in 2014

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I didn't particularly like the spot we chose, but the sun shines here the most and hubby thought it was a good idea; however, neither one of us had enough experience to know that we should have put more dirt than what we bought to raise the garden above ground. I know this seem elementary but, we had to start some where and It should have been in a "Learn to Garden" book or on youtube, but I was too eager for that so this is how it all went. 


I went and bought all kinds of seeds and this pretty little bunch of purple Mustard green.


My 11 yr old daughter was already trying to grow her basil in a recycled cup, made from paper. **She learned to make this in one of our Womens Wellness Workshops with Sis. Esther Y. McCormick. (Very Educational by the way.)


We started this green bean plant in an organic planting cup. We also used organic dirt.


As the green beans grew it looked like this.


Well... As you can see, we didn't water enough...When I would come out and check on the garden, I would find the green beans sitting in desert dry soil...


Even if we watered the evening before, by noon the soil looked like this and The purple mustards were thirsty. 


Well here's the LESSON 1:
Our Lord takes care of all of His creation, even if we neglect it,..."Then which of the favors of your Lord will you Deny?"... (It rained and rained and it also flooded as you can see in the back.) but in a few days the purple mustard's looked happy. They even sprouted some kind of bean pole with flowers... 
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An up close look of the bean pole that sprouted from the purple mustards.
LESSON 2:

This is why you should build your garden above ground... When it floods in Michigan (which is often), your garden floods as well (really bad)...


...Sadly one of our little squash didn't make it... I Really, Really want to blame it on Mr. Munchie and his family of squirrels or the rabbits that casually hopped through. but... I have no proof they did anything other than standing in the garden. 
Some were warped, but still edible.
I saw the beet leaves that start to perk up!
I saw the beet leaves that start to perk up!
Beautiful green beans!
LESSON 3: Don't wait too long to pick your green beans or you will have one of two things... ~A tough green bean or 
~you will have to shell it and it becomes a dried bean like a navy bean, red bean, etc... 
***I learned this from Sis. Esther Yaquta Mc Cormick. 
::: These are from the first harvest:::
My daughters basil! It was really aromatic... We made a basil vinaigrette.
::: This is from the 2nd harvest:::
LESSON 4: Growing food and eating food in their right season is best. some times the harvest can be smaller than normal, tough, warped, etc... EX: these squash were picked this October and were very small (the size of a pickle). They were in the garden for a while, but my first harvest squash were normal in size, pretty to look at and tasty. 
::: These are from the 2nd harvest:::


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cancer Factor 1: Solar Radiation

Ultraviolet Rays B and C has the most radiation and it has carcinogen. This accounts for over 400,000 of the one million new cases of skin cancer in the US. Today; more than ever, this is a danger due to the expansion of the hole in the ozone's upper atmosphere. This weakens the Earth's Natural Shield.





Sunday, August 21, 2016

Recipe: Refreshing Pineapple Mint Drink

This is such a refreshing drink! It taste great, no sugar need and a wonderful after dinner pick me up!
Both pine apples and mint has wonderful heal properties with in them which makes this drink all the more exceptional!
Ingredients: Fresh---> Pineapple, Mint, Purified Water, Hint of Cinnamon.

*~MINT Benefits:

-Cleanses Digestive Tract
-Relieves Nausea
-Relieves skin irritation
-Great Blood Cleanser
-Eliminate Toxins
-Whitens Teeth
-Eliminate Bad Breath
...and the List goes on...

*~PINEAPPLE Benefits:


-Aids with Digestion
-Relieves Swelling of joints and muscles
-Increase Potency of Antibiotics
-Relieves ear infections
-Helps with Arthritis
-Prevents Platelet clumping
...and the List Goes On...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Thyme Leaves: A Great Antioxidant!

:::THYME LEAVES::: 
Thyme has an essential oil called Thymol which has antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties. Fresh Thyme Herb is one of the herbs with the highest antioxidants properties. Thyme has a host of vitamins and minerals like beta carotene, Vitamins A and B6, it is also rich in Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Manganese and Selenium.

Monday, August 15, 2016

RECIPE: Healthy Fresh Fig and Date Smoothie

:Recipe:
1 cup of ice
1/2 cup of "Dream" Chia, Coconut, and Almond Drink (Un-Sweetened)
6 fresh dates (more or less)
2-3 fresh figs (more or less)
~Blend~
* Don't forget to remove the seed from the dates*

Saturday, August 13, 2016

RECIPE: No Bake Double Layer Cheese Cake (Healthy Quick Version)


~From Scratch~ No Refined white Sugar...(coconut sugar has a lower GI "Glycemic Index" than white or brown sugar)
::::Simple to make:::: 
(1) Almond Meal, Oats, and Coconut Sugar. (You may brown if you like)
(2) Use Cream Cheese and honey or agave nectar, (Vanilla flavoring Optional)
(3-7)) Make layers in a cup cake pan
(8-9) Place a fresh sliced Kiwi on top
(refrig for an hour for settling) however, you can eat it just after its made.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

New York, USA 2016


HERBAL AWARENESS: Skullcap (Scutellaria Lateriflora)


Skullcap is famously known for it's Sedative Constituents. This US native is also popular for it's safety ratings. This is a wonderful traditional herb has been know to help quite a few ailments and illnesses that contribute to the "Nervous System".
  • "Here are some key ailments that skullcap has been traditionally known to work with." 
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Shock
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Antispasmodic
  • Cramps (all sorts)
  • PMS
  • Peri and Menopausal Symptoms
  • Nervous Irritability
  • Cholesterol
  • Allergies
  • inflammation
  • ...and All ailments dealing with the nervous system... (Seizures, MS, Parkinsons, Alzheimers, Stroke, Autism, etc...