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Recognizing Your Intuition & Making it Work For You

TRUSTINGintuitionBy Susan Harper Todd

Women are very in touch with their feelings, much more so than men in general. This means that we are more likely to follow our intuition in our daily lives. A lot of the time we do it without knowing it. So when you act on a hunch, or because ‘it feels right’, if you have a gut feeling about something or you just ‘know’ that a particular course of action is the right one to take – then congratulations you’re already doing it girlfriends, you’re following your intuition!

Our intuition is our internal GPS. It is talking to us all the time, but unless we are tuned into it we don’t hear it, and often even when we do, we either just ignore it or don’t trust it and listen to our mind instead….

And our mind is a VERY different kind of voice! It never shuts up for one thing! Do you find that you have this constant commentary going on in your head about EVERYTHING? It’s so boring isn’t it? Your mind is a constant worrier. It just loves to have something to worry about. And the moment you start to feel happy about something your mind will jump in and say “Ah but it won’t last…”. Now that is something your intuition would never say.

So, if you’re not sure how to tell the difference between the voice of your intuition and that of your mind, listen up…. The voice of your intuition is soft and subtle and never pushy. It suggests and doesn’t insist. Intuitive messages come in the form of feelings and emotion as well as in the form of words in your head. Your intuitive voice is not the voice of fear and would never suggest you harm anyone. The mind on the other hand….whoa!…is loud and insistent, demanding that you listen. It is authoritative and will tell you not to listen to your intuitive feelings and hunches, because it always wants to be in charge. It wants you to think it knows all the answers, but believe me it doesn’t! It knows what it’s learnt…which may well be a lot, but it’s limited and it’s definitely not always right!

Let me give you an example, which happened to me today, of hearing my intuition loud and clear but not paying attention to it because what my mind was saying seemed more logical….duh…and I should know better!

I was in my local supermarket. I hadn’t taken a shopping list because I didn’t need many things and I thought I would remember what I needed (first mistake..). I was buying vegetables and looked at the mushrooms. And then looked away again. There was no way I needed mushrooms.

The recipe I was cooking had red peppers and courgettes, but I was pretty sure I didn’t need mushrooms. I turned away but something in me was saying mushrooms! However my logical mind was saying why do you need mushrooms? I went through the menus I was going to have over the next few days and mushrooms were not there… so I walked away. When I got home I was intrigued by what had happened, so I went straight to my recipe book and found the recipe I was wanting to cook. It’s called “Mushroom and bacon risotto” (also containing red peppers and courgettes…).. Ouch! So that means I’ve got to go back to the shop for some mushrooms! After that incident today I reminded myself to PAY ATTENTION to my gut feelings and intuition and ACT on them… It makes life so much easier – and that girlfriends is how life is meant to be… I teach this and should know better, but my mind still gets in the way. We’re just not brought up to live in that intuitive way.

I have got lots of examples of times when I did and when I didn’t follow my intuition, but really the most important time in my life when Idid follow it was when it came to climbing Mount Everest. When I decided I wanted to climb Everest I had no idea how on earth I could ever do it, as it costs so much money. My logical mind was immediately saying go home and write letters to potential sponsors, but for some reason I totally ignored it and absolutely followed my intuition, which took me out on a limb down a very scary path – scary because I was totally out of my comfort zone going in a direction I had never considered before… I will write about all this in another article… But suffice to say that this experience was onehuge lesson in how following your intuition can lead you to your dream. That is what happened for me – and I absolutely know that it can happen for you too. 

I would LOVE to hear about your intuitive experiences – the times when you followed your intuition and the times when you didn’t. Even if you think you’ve never heard the voice of your intuition let alone followed it, if you think back over your life there will definitely have been times when you acted on a gut feeling or a hunch – as well as times when you didn’t act on those feelings, and like me today, wished you had! So please share your experiences in the comments box below, we can all learn from each other. If you have any questions I’m happy to answer those too. And don’t forget to sign up for my Free Intuitive Tips, to help you live your BEST life.

 

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8 New Ways to Detox

by Healthy Living

Acupuncture

Devotees swear that this 5,000-year-old practice cures everything from bad skin to indigestion. New York acupuncturist and skin/digestive specialist Selma Rondon recently cured a patient’s explosive hives in a day, after antihistamines didn’t work; patients with constipation or bloating quickly feel re-energized, too. Rondon, who learned Mandarin to read authentic Chinese texts, tackles toxicity by examining patients’ tongues — the color clues her in to how internal organs are doing — then inserts slim needles into the energy lines that run through the body.
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Charcoal

For centuries, the Japanese have used white charcoal to soak up substances, from poison to bad breath; its pores absorb a range of gases and toxins. The technique is landing stateside thanks to Sort of Coal, a line that incorporates the porous charcoal, produced from sustainably harvested forests in Japan and Korea.Best for: Removing daily environmental impurities from air and water
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Coffee Wraps

Doctors credit caffeine with reducing swelling and upping our fat-burning mechanisms when applied topically, which explains its omnipresence in cellulite creams. At Hawaiian SpaHalekulani, the “Day of Detox” package incorporates essential oil from a potent South American coffee plant in its Espresso Limon body wrap. Wild cinnamon and lemon oils are added to boost circulation, while massage and body-brushing soothe limbs and open pores further.Best for: Cellulite, lymphatic drainage
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Salt

Salt fights bacteria and inflammation and creates a negative-ion environment — the reason a dip in the sea feels great. At the new Halo/Air Salt Rooms in New York City, you can re-create that effect in “caves” full of Ukrainian salt, which is pumped into the rooms in controlled amounts; temperature and humidity are regulated, too. In the lungs, sodium chloride dispels bacteria and mucus. Sessions improve allergies and respiratory ills.Best for: Respiratory problems, asthma, flu, colds
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Ayurveda

Dr. Pratima Raichur, a longtime ayurvedic practitioner in Manhattan, works wonders for your complexion “with her holistic approach to health and life. Raichur nourishes and cleans skin with essential-oil-based treatments; detoxifying facials combine natural and antibacterial ingredients like sandalwood, aloe vera, red clay, and rosemary with a blast of steam to cleanse and exfoliate skin, and pressure-point massage around the nose and eyes clears sinuses and the puffiness that allergies can cause.
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Infrared Heat

The very technology used on preemies in the hospital, infrared heat penetrates skin almost two inches to warm the body directly, rather than heating the air around you. The infrared sauna at The Arcona Studio in Santa Monica, California (frequented by Diane Lane), is made of sweet-smelling Canadian cedar and confers all the benefits of a traditional sauna: Your pores open, shedding dead cells and toxins like zinc, lead, and cadmium; your heartbeat increases and blood vessels dilate as sweat evaporates; and after just a few minutes, your face develops a fetching rosy glow.
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Detox Bath

Aside from being relaxing, hot water increases blood flow and sweating and dilates the capillaries near the skin’s surface; your body expels the bad stuff and drinks in any herbal oils and salts. Detox Bathing enhances these effects with ingredients like grapefruit oil (a purifier and astringent) and rosemary oil (for circulation). It also makes our cut because of what it leaves out: parabens, sulfates, preservatives, and synthetic fragrances and colors.Best for: Fluid retention, bloating
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Vegetable Fast

More nutritious than sugary juice fasts,  an organic-vegetable juice diet, is a hush-hush favorite among lean beauties like Adriana Lima and Natasha Henstridge. These nutrient-packed liquids like kidney-cleansing almond milk, fibrous green vegetables (kale and celery) are also great for cleaning the liver and boosting immune function. Juicing for more than three days? Add light exercise, such as brisk walking, to counteract a slowing metabolism.Best for: Dropping the last 5 pounds
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13 Foods that Fight Pain

While many foods taste great, they are also powerful healers in a vibrant multicolor disguise. The best healing remedies also taste fabulous (I can’t say that about any prescription medications). Plus, foods won’t cause the nasty common side effects that most drugs cause.

1. Cherries
Muraleedharan Nair, PhD, professor of natural products and chemistry at Michigan State University, found that tart cherry extract is ten times more effective than aspirin at relieving inflammation. Only two tablespoons of the concentrated juice need to be taken daily for effective results. Sweet cherries have also been found to be effective.

2. Blackberries 3. Raspberries 4. Blueberries and 5. Strawberries
Dr. Nair later found the same anti-pain compound in berries like blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries

6. Celery and Celery Seeds
James Duke, Ph.D., author of The Green Pharmacy, found more than 20 anti-inflammatory compounds in celery and celery seeds, including a substance called apigenin, which is powerful in its anti-inflammatory action. Add celery seeds to soups, stews or as a salt substitute in many recipes.

7. Ginger
Ginger reduces pain-causing prostaglandin levels in the body and has been widely used in India to treat pain and inflammation. A study by Indian researchers found that when people who were suffering from muscular pain were given ginger, they all experienced improvement. The recommended dosage of ginger is between 500 and 1,000 milligrams per day. If you’re taking medications, check with your health practitioner for possible herb-drug interactions.

8. Turmeric
Turmeric (curcuma longa) is the yellow spice commonly used in Indian curries. In research it has been shown to be a more effective anti-inflammatory than steroid medications when dealing with acute inflammation. Its main therapeutic ingredient is curcumin. Research shows that curcumin suppresses pain through a similar mechanism as drugs like COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitors (without the harmful side effects). Choose a standardized extract with 1500 mg of curcumin content per day.

9. Salmon 10. Mackerel and 11. Herring
Many fatty fish like salmon, mackerel and herring also contain these valuable oils. Omega-3s convert in the body into hormone-like substances that decrease inflammation and pain. According to Dr. Alfred D. Steinberg, an arthritis expert at the National Institute of Health, fish oil is an anti-inflammatory agent. Fish oil acts directly on the immune system by suppressing 40 to 55 percent of the release of cytokines, compounds known to destroy joints. Many other studies also demonstrate that eating moderate amounts of fish or taking fish oil reduces pain and inflammation, particularly for arthritis sufferers.

12. Flax Seeds and Flax Oil
Freshly-ground flax seeds and cold-pressed flax oil, contain plentiful amounts of fatty acids known as Omega-3s. Do not cook with flax oil otherwise it will have the opposite effect-irritating the body’s tissues and causing pain.

13. Raw Walnuts and Walnut Oil
Raw walnuts and walnut oil also contain the same powerful Omega-3 fatty acids that fight pain and inflammation in the body.

When it comes to pain, food really is the best medicine.

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Okra Cure for Diabetes

By Herba Linch

Raw Okra Power

My close friend, Toots, had problems with his blood sugar. He’s diabetic. But one day he excitedly announced to us his recent find–okra could help normalize blood sugar levels dramatically. And he swore he was benefiting from it himself. He told us how–which I’ll share with your later.

 Okra can be seen everywhere. Both in the US and in Deeper Asia, it is called Okra. Some call it Ladies’ Finger or Gumbo. It is said to have originated from Southeast Asia. Some say from Ethiopia or West Africa. Here in Deeper Asia, it is commonly seen in wet markets and some grocery stores. We love it grilled or mixed with other veggies in meat or fish soups. It’s been traditionally seen as a good source of fibers, but that was before my friend discovered its medicinal use. 

Okra Nutrition

The okra treatment my friend discovered uses raw okra. Well, when cooked, okra can give us the following nutrition benefits: Protein, niacin, riboflavin, phosphorus,  zinc, copper,potassium, Vitamins A, B6, C, and K, thiamine, magnesium, folate, calcium, and manganese.

In addition, some studies say it is proven to be helpful in normalizing cholesterol and blood sugar levels, healing asthma due to the special Vitamin C in it (which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory), removing atherosclerosis, and healing some cancers. If you’re worried about eye cataracts or acne and pimples, try okra–eat lots of it.

But this still was not Toots’ wonder discovery. He read somewhere that raw okra is more powerful than boiled or steamed okra. The secret was to get two fresh and nice looking okra pieces, wash thoroughly, nip both ends, pierce with a fork on two sides, and soak in clean water in a glass overnight.

That’s it? That’s it.

Well, of course, you drink the water with the okra sap in the morning, and you do that religiously everyday. And that’s what Toots did after a month or so. Then he checked his blood sugar and it dramatically stayed on normal levels. Amazing. He’s been sharing the good news to friends since. 

The Pitfall

Now, be careful not to fall into the trap. Most people who discover wonderful all-natural secrets like this abuse the blessing and make it a license to eat forbidden food. Just because the okra trick does wonders to your blood sugar, doesn’t mean you can eat sweets and sugars all you want. All-natural plant or herbal treatments should be accompanied with a proper and disciplined diet.

And you should never tire doing it daily. Some folks, after getting good results, become carefree and eat forbidden food again and often forget about the okra ritual. Thus, the blood sugar acts up again, and they conclude that the remedy isn’t quite effective after all. All roads to healing require constancy, patience, and discipline. 

What If You’re on Medication?

Folks ask, “What if I’m on medication for diabetes? Is the okra sap safe for me?” Well, okra is pure vegetable. It’s not a synthetic medicine. Ask your doctor if eating okra is good for you. If it is, then I don’t see how its sap can harm you in any way. If you like, ask your doc about the sap, too. My guess is, he’s going to give you a silly grin. “A what?”

Overall, it’s good to have okra regularly in your diet. I often eat it boiled or steamed. I mix it with other souped viands. I find it specially appetizing when eating fish or chicken. 

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Why Natural Toothpaste Is Better Than Regular Toothpaste

by John Thompson

You could be cynical concerning the use of natural toothpaste for dread that it won’t clean as well as the regular toothpaste. Well, let me ease your mind; many natural toothpaste benefits provides you all the cleaning you ask for. First things first. A lot of the true cleaning of your teeth stems from the physical act of brushing. The toothbrush may eliminate prevalent food and leftover particles from the teeth even if you only brushed using water. What you truly need toothpaste for is eliminating bacteria. Bacteria within your mouth are those that produce gingivitis and dental malodor, and you ought to be using toothpaste that, basically, perform a proper job of stopping these bacteria.

Since common toothpaste can be quick to get, you might speculate why anybody will be interested enough to seek an alternative to the natural toothpaste benefits. Well, there can be a number of reasons why you may need to know the natural toothpaste benefits and most of them have more to do with what’s in your daily toothpaste as to what’s within the natural one.

Regular toothpaste is filled with ingredients that can be harmful to us, especially in large doses. These include:

1. Fluoride – we are told that fluoride can fight cavities but the truth is that it can also cause a lot of problems. Fluoride, you see, is toxic in high doses, and can cause mottled teeth if you’re overexposed. It has even been linked to learning disabilities in high doses. Most of us have fluoride in our water supply, which is more than enough, even for the average child. Adults certainly have no reason to have fluoride in their toothpaste. Did you know that one common way of making fluoride is by filtering airborne industrial waste given off by fertilizer producers?

2. SLS – Sodium Laurel Sulfate is utilized in usual toothpaste to make it to foam. It’s a detergent; you will also discover it within many shampoos. It is a skin irritant for most people and might make canker sores to anyone already prone to them.

3. Saccharin – Saccharin is used to sweeten many toothpastes and mouthwashes. It has been shown to cause kidney cancer in lab rats and is rarely used as a sweetener in foods today because of this.

Natural toothpastes benefits are derived from using ingredients like mint and other herbs, which are natural breath fresheners. These natural toothpastes are not made to function like soap for the teeth, the way regular toothpastes do. You see, most of the cleaning of your teeth comes from the physical act of brushing, anyway. All you actually need is to brush your teeth and find a product that eliminates bacteria in the mouth naturally.

Natural toothpaste would be a healthier alternative to usual chemical-filled toothpaste. When you want to minimize the quantity of chemicals that you endanger yourself and your family to and also to not weaken your oral health, then all natural toothpaste will be the wise choice. Natural toothpaste benefits you and also your whole family. Acquire solutions which contains all natural antibacterial peppermint or spearmint oils to assist eliminate bacteria and keep the mouth healthy.

Oral care can greatly influence your general health. Fortify your oral health with beneficial products made with organic and essential oils. Know how natural toothpastes, mouthwashes and other remedies can protect you from canker sores, bad breath, gingivitis and even gum disease through celestial healing’s website.

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