Elizabeth Taylor Dies at Age 79 Posted on March 28th, 2011
Legendary beauty and film icon, Elizabeth Taylor died this week. She was 79, not old by today’s standards but she had been in failing health for some time. I have had my own Elizabeth Taylor experience. About 12 years ago I was approached by a woman in Los Angeles whose best friend was Elizabeth Taylor’s personal assistant. I was asked if I would do a health consultation for Elizabeth Taylor. I immediately got a flash, as I do as a medical intuitive, and these words came to me, “medication interactions.” While it would have been very tempting to visit the Taylor mansion and sit in the presence of Ms. Taylor, I knew I could do nothing to help her. Who wouldn’t jump at the experience and parlay such a visit into a “memory bank” moment. Not me. I knew that it would be completely out of integrity for me to do so. I had such a strong sense, even a dozen years ago, that Elizabeth Taylor was struggling to regain her health under the burden of a variety of medications that I instinctively felt were interacting negatively. I see many people who are on a variety of medications.
If your doctor prescribes a medication, do your homework. Find out what you can do and what strategies you can implement to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and balance blood sugars. Pain can be controlled by avoiding inflammatory foods, acupuncture, specific exercises, meditation and weight control. The quest to optimum health is a step by step process. Medication can be life-saving but for chronic illness, it can complicate your body’s own healing capacity – as I believe it did in Elizabeth Taylor’s case.
Iodine Can Prevent Nuclear Exposure Posted on March 19th, 2011
One of my favorite medical guru’s Dr. David Brownstein M.D., author of Iodine – Why You need it, Why you Can’t Live Without It, has a practical solution to prevent nuclear fallout from damaging the human body: iodine. According to Brownstein, “If there is enough inorganic, non-radioactive iodine in our bodies, the radioactive fallout has nowhere to bind in our bodies. It will pass through us, leaving our bodies unharmed.” Taking a small iodine tablet called Iodoral (available on my website) could prevent nuclear fallout from the reactor melt-down in Japan from affecting people within hundreds of miles. Iodine tablets are currently being given to people in Japan who live near the reactors in question. Why not consider taking iodine as a preventative measure?
The Other Side of The Blind Side Posted on March 7th, 2011
If you enjoyed the movie The Blind Side, you’ll love the personal memoir of the real Michael Oher, Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle. Oher’s book, I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to the Blind Side and Beyond shows a different side to this calm quiet giant played by Quinton Aaron in the movie. The real Michael Oher has more sparkle and personality which comes across in his book that he hopes will reach more than 500,000 children in foster care not to mention millions of children living in harrowing conditions where dreams for them may never come true. Oher’s book is about possibilities but it is also about the triumph of the human spirit against all odds. Oher’s childhood was not pretty. Born one of 12 children of a crack cocaine mother, Michael and his brother were put in foster care until age 11 when he went back to live with her, but her drug use made and continues to make her an unreliable mother. A serendipitous meeting with Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, a wealthy Memphis couple who take Oher under their wing, adopt him and put him on the fast track to a football scholarship and on to NFL fame. Michael Oher’s story emphasizes the point that we are not necessarily a product of our environment. Every day I see people who live in relative luxury complaining about their lot in life. Take a page from Beat the Odds and see what you can do with the talents you’ve been given.