Obama Staying Out of Conflict Posted on June 25th, 2009
Everyone is watching president Obama to see if he will jump into the fray and make a strong statement in defense of protesters in Iran. Sometimes it takes great discernment and political aplomb and in deed courage not to say anything. Don’t you remember, when you were little, your mother staying tight lipped and out of a sibling argument? I wanted her to get involved, I wanted her to take my side but she let us figure it out. We did. My analogy is no parallel to the world at this moment. A world leader in authority needs to diplomacy and discernment. We too need discernment in how we handle life’s challenges. Protests in Iran are indicative of how the consciousness of the world is changing – moving from I to a We – it’s about time.
Seems large food giant Nestle is having a few problems. A large number of people have developed e-coli as a result of eating raw toll house cookie dough. I could have told you so. Any substance containing eggs needs to be carefully prepared and kept refrigerated at all times. As a child I remember my family attending a summer picnic and cookout. A number of people came down with food poisoning. My father who was a doctor figured the suspect was potato salad. Eggs and mayo are two key ingredients in potato salad and on a warm sunny afternoon make the perfect breeding ground for e-coli or food poisoning, or just a tummy ache. If you’re going to a pot luck or backyard barbeque, steer clear of the potato salad.
Daniel Hauser, a Youth with Cancer Takes Flight Posted on June 10th, 2009
How would you feel if you had a diagnosis of cancer? Have you heard about how debilitating conventional chemotherapy can be? Can you blame Minnesota teen Daniel Hauser for running away after one chemotherapy treatment? As of late May, police around the country were on the lookout for a Daniel and his mother Colleen who fled with her cancer-stricken 13 year old son rather than consent to chemotherapy. The Hausers’ have since returned to Minnesota, begging the question – do we as individuals have the right to choose our own treatments? Daniel Hauser has Hodgkins lymphoma, a form of cancer. But the teen and his parents rejected chemo after a single treatment, with the boy’s mother saying that putting toxic substances in the body violates the family’s religious convictions. Chemotherapy is a very harsh treatment. One of my good fiends has now abandoned chemotherapy after several courses of treatment. “I’d rather go it alone than continue to go through this,” she said describing the vomiting, hair loss and misery. Everyone should know about low-dose chemotherapy without side effects. Insulin Potentiation Therapy has been around for over 30 years. It uses the simple concept that cancer cells are glucose supported (they love sugar.) In the therapy, insulin is administered to lower blood sugar, cancer cells begin to starve, the low dose chemotherapy is given, cancer cells suck up the chemicals, thinking they are sugar. Then the patient’s blood sugars are rebalanced. The survival stories are quite remarkable. Check out http://www.iptforcancer.com
Tags: anti aging
Still Vital at Eighty-Four Posted on June 9th, 2009
Angela Lansbury just won a Tony Award for her performance in Blythe Spirit. She’s 84. Look around you. How many eighty-four-year-olds do you know who are winning awards let alone getting out of bed in the morning? We were in New York recently and thoroughly enjoyed Ms Lansburys performance in the Noel Coward comedy. She lent an air of “magic” to the part. The play would not be so popular without her. If you are in your 60’s and you’re not feeling vital and energetic, it may be time to take stock and make some changes – you’ll be 80 soon. Consider diet, lifestyle and having a reason to live. Angela Lansbury stays young by doing what she loves – lighting up the stage and screen. Are you doing what you love?
Cost of Hormones Rises Posted on June 6th, 2009
If you are taking traditional HRT or horse-urine-derived hormones, get ready for a cost hike. Big pharma giant Wyeth has announced that their hormones made of horse pee are going to cost you a lot more money. Why? Well, women got scared off taking synthetic HRT when the Women’s Health Initiative Study (using Premarin and Provera) was halted in 2002 because of increased risks for cancer, heart disease and stroke.
Now women are investigating BHRT or bio-identical hormone balancing which is derived from plant-based oils and not pregnant horse’s urine. Consequently drug sales of Premarin have dropped significantly over the last few years.
The way Wyeth plans to recoup this loss is to increase the drug cost. I am really quite supprised that there are still women out there using these products. Maybe it is time for women to listen to their bodies and use hormone replacement that is identical and more in tune with their own hormones and not those made from a horse. Many women get relief from menopausal symptoms by using herbs and supplements which are readily available without prescription.
I felt so strongly about the subject that I interviewed a “compounding pharmacist” and created The Body Knows about Hormones – a 4 CD set which describes bio-identical hormone balancing in detail.
Finding the “Unmistaken Child” Posted on June 4th, 2009
There is a Tibetan tradition of discovering the reincarnation of their teachers, a tulku. The lamas say that the most important moment in our life is that moment of death, when our consciousness leaves the body. At that moment of death a Tibetan Lama, if she/he chooses, is able to direct her/his rebirth to a certain area and in circumstances considered auspicious for being raised and recognized. Sometime after the death, monks or Lamas may begin the search for their teacher. This documentary the “Unmistaken Child” is the story of such a search. At the request of the Dalia Lama, a Tibetan monk starts out on a journey to discover a youngster who will be the reincarnation of his master, Geshe Lama Konchog.
Once a child is located she/he is scrutinized. Various signs, physical attributes of the child, questions are asked and the child is asked to choose a favorite from a display that would include personal items of the deceased. The recognition of these items such as a damaru (hand drum) or mala (beads) & other positive signs can be confirmation that the new tulku has been found. This process of recognition or returning to source is reflected in our own lives. We will go to great lengths to “turn around where we ought to be” in our jobs or personal relationships or even our life. This is an awakening to guidance or of consciousness that belongs to us. This is the discovery of our truth.
You’ll find the documentary “Unmistaken Child” “at once elevated and austere, that is humbling to contemplate.”
The Electric Car Posted on June 2nd, 2009
I just re-watched the fascinating documentary Who Killed the Electric Car. Imagine the dire need that we now have for fuel efficient vehicles and GM the manufacturer of the EV2 electric car, is now about to declare bankruptcy. Ludicrous! With unrest in the Middle East, our dependence on foreign oil, rising fuel prices and global warming, finding an alternative is a necessity.
Well, in 1995 electric cars began to appear on roads in California. They were fuel efficient, pollution free, low maintenance and great to drive. Why 10 years later were they rendered virtually extinct by a company whose proverbial bacon could have been saved if they continued to manufacture the electric cars. What happened? Why were they rounded up, taken of the road and crushed?
Who knows? People will go to great lengths to “maintain the status quo” – save systems and profits.
Innovation always precedes change. Think of where you can make changes, innovate, do without, think differently and create a “silk purse out of a sow’s ear.” Think – extract the genius within. Keep working at your ideas regardless of what others say.
Allergies at The White House Posted on June 1st, 2009
If you’ve been listing to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs lately, you’ll notice that he appears to be suffering from seasonal allergies.
The visible signs of seasonal allergies are “thickness” in the voice, puffiness in the face, itchy, red and runny eyes, a plugged nose, plus labored breathing which sounds like a bad cold.
This is the plight of millions of people as the earth turns warm, flowering plants come into bloom and the mold count soars.
What to do. First STOP consuming cow dairy products. Take a “breather” from the “moo” when the pollen and mold count is high. Dairy products are an assault on an already over-loaded respiratory system. Build up your immune system. Take the stress off the body, meditate, eat right and take appropriate supplements. Wait for dry weather when symptoms usually subside. In the meantime, take a look at my book “The Body Knows – how to tune in to your body and improve your health” for more information on seasonal allergies and how to control them.