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The Meaning Of The Dancing Butterfly

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We babysat for her.  By “we”, I mean my wife and I before we had a child.  By “babysat” I mean a valuable service occasionally performed for frazzled, young parent-friends like Beth and T.K..  By “her” I mean their 3 month old daughter Summers. That parti…
 

Showing Teeth...


Can Emotion Be Taught??? Can you teach someone to feel?  Is it a “Heart-Felt Smile” or are we just “Showing Teeth”? “Smile Sweetie…please smile…”, I would plead to my little boy, before his Granny would come for a visit.  The result was always the same…a very sti…
 

'Food Matters': A movie that could save your life

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  Between 1977 and 2002, the percent of the American population eating three or more snacks a day -- and most of it junk food -- increased to 42 percent from 11 percent. Further, researchers found, the percent of children surveyed who said they had eaten th…
 

Stress linked to cancer

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Scientists have discovered that everyday emotional stress is a trigger for the growth of tumors. Any sort of trauma, emotional or physical, can act as a "pathway" between cancerous mutations, bringing them together in a potentially deadly mix. The findings seem to show for …
 

How to, 'Let food be your medicine'

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Dr. Keith Scott has dedicated years of research into the efficacy of natural spices for promoting physical, mental and emotional health. The cure for most health related issues is indeed, ‘In the cupboard’.  Dr. Scott’s website gives examples of herbs and spices for the…
 

Tricking you into consuming GMO and toxic food.


How would you feel about being tricked into consuming genetically modified, roundup herbicide soaked food? How would you feel if Whole Foods Market were assisting a huge agribusiness to make this happen? This is exactly what is going on with the Silk line of soy milk produ…
 

Interview with Dr. Andrew Weil

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Kevin Rose interviews the popular alternative health professional, Dr. Andrew Weil. In this interview Kevin, infamous for having made $60 million in 18 months through Digg.com (as captioned on the cover of August 14, 2006 edition of Business Week), brings an assortment of he…
 

Is a Day at The Beach really...A Day at The Beach for Autism Spectrum???

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Happiness is:   “A Day at the Beach”… or is it???  Ahh…the life of a child…So wistfully happy, and ultimately carefree.  With not a care in the world, a child is free…free from life’s stresses, and so it is, and so it should be the best time of life.&nbs…
 

Michael Pollan On Oprah


Recently, Michael Pollan was on the Oprah Show. (Watch it here.) What does this mean? Has "real food" hit the mainstream? Maybe. At the very least, Michael Pollan's flavor of common-sense, easy-to-understand real food philosophy moves to a more mainstream audience. And he c…
 

The yogic art of "ocean breathing"

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The classic name for the technique is Ujjayi Pranayama. It is called the great breath or victory breath, I've never actually heard anyone call it "Darth vader" breath, but it has been called that! When I first started practising it at the end of yoga classes, I'd never hear…
 

Ten Helpful Hints...


I have a tattered little piece of paper that decorates my fridge, and it's nothing fancy...really quite worn...but on it is written some of the best advice that I have ever given myself.  It is called "10 Helpful Hints".  The reason I keep it on my "fridge" is so t…
 

Jeffrey Smith: GMO's and Weston A. Price presentation video


Jeffrey Smith, author of ‘Seeds of Deception’ and ‘Genetic Roulette’, reminds us in his Huffington Post article, Rude Awakening, that we must be the champions of our own health. In this article Jeffrey illustrates that our collective ignorance is as much the enemy as genetic…
 

New scientific study confirms that spices have the highest antioxidant content of all foods


A recently published research paper proves yet again that culinary herbs and spices have the highest antioxidant content of all food groups. Published in the January 2010 edition of the Nutrition Journal, the multinational authors of the study analyzed over 3000 different fo…
 

How to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer By 50%

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I have some vital information for you that can literally save your life, save you from dying from cancer; not just from getting cancer, but from dying from it. I came across this absolutely vital information while researching my new book called, Dark Deception, info which is…
 

Eleven Ways to Think Outside the Box

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Thinking outside the box is more than just a business cliché. It means approaching problems in new, innovative ways and conceptualizing problems differently. Here are 11 ways to beef up your out-of-the-box thinking skills. 1. Study another industry Go to the library and pi…
 
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  • U.N. defends aid work in Syria after accusations of being too close to government 30 Aug 2016 | 7:42 pm

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    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Trinity Health and its hospital in Minot have agreed in principal on a legal settlement with 21 victims of the largest hepatitis C outbreak in recent U.S. history, though Trinity's legal fight with a nursing home where most people were sickened will continue.

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