VT 5-6-16… “‘We need fundamental changes’: US doctors call for universal healthcare – by Kauilapele – 5-6-16

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veterans_today_banner_NEW_278This was found at VT. Perhaps it is a small sign that “big pharma”, et al., are reading “writing on the wall”.

“A group of more than 2,000 physicians is calling for the establishment of a universal government-run health system in the US… According to the proposal…, the Affordable Care Act did not go far enough in removing barriers to healthcare access. The physicians’ bold plan calls for implementing a single-payer system similar to Canada’s, called the National Health Program, that would guarantee all residents healthcare. The new single-payer system would be funded mostly by existing US government funding.

https://kauilapele.wordpress.com/2016/05/06/vt-5-6-16-we-need-fundamental-changes-us-doctors-call-for-universal-healthcare/

Researchers Find Lowering Cholesterol Has NO EFFECT On Risk of Heart Disease or Death

Researchers Find Lowering Cholesterol Has NO EFFECT On Risk of Heart Disease or Death

https://rielpolitik.com/

 

Higher Perspective – 5 Reasons Grounding Will Improve Your Health And Change Your Life – 2-26-16

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From Higher Perspective

Grounding is the process of touching your bare feet to the earth. You can do this anywhere – in the forest, at the beach, or even in your own yard. It connects your energy directly with the earth. Why grounding?

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The Earth’s energy protects you.

If you’re feeling weak or as if you’re being overcome by others, grounding is right for you. It allows your aura to become filled with the earth’s energy, protecting you from darker forces.

Related: This Is How Your Aura Affects Those Around You

Your aura becomes safer.

Think of grounding as a powerup for your aura. An aura is like a shield – it can become dented, damaged, and have gaping holes in it from abuse and battle. Grounding helps repair those dings in your shield.

You release your bad energy.

Our auras carry with them all the nasty energy that can accumulate over time. Grounding allows the earth’s energy to draw out the negative and replace with positive.

Your body heals.

Grounding is good for the body. With your aura intact and filled with pure, earthly energy, your body and mind can heal.

You find peace.

The earth brings us the ultimate peace in our lives. Spending time in nature rejuvenates us. Along side grounding, spend some time in meditation in nature. Allow your hands, feet, and body to touch the earth.

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Found at:  http://cultureofawareness.com/2016/02/26/5-reasons-grounding-will-improve-your-health-and-change-your-life/

The Immortal Code Project – Advancing Humanity — Feb 08 2016, Skyaia Show #70

April McCarthy – 12 Flowers You Didn’t Know Heal The Body – 1-8-16

By April McCarthy, Prevent Disease, January 5, 2016
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Flowers are not only beautiful, but they can be used as essential ingredients in a food and medicine. Many edible flowers are rich in phenolics and have excellent antioxidant capacity. They can be added to your food or in teas to prevent chronic disease.

 

Flower Remedies are very simple, since they are almost tasteless, they can be taken along with any food, in the drinking water, or directly in the mouth. In addition, the dosage is standard for almost all animal species, regardless of size, age, or states of health.

Flowers do not oppose traditional drugs, since their action impacts on a different plane. This allows the health practitioners to not necessarily make drastic therapeutic choices (Flower Remedies vs. drugs); rather, they combine very well with traditional treatments since they help the people and animals to better overcome stress situations and to be an active part in the healing process.

1) Jasmine: The scent of jasmine promotes a sense of well-being and calm. As a fragrant flower, it is usually blended with green tea and added to salads. It is said to have anti-carcinogenic and anti-viral properties. The health benefits of jasmine tea include a reduced risk of heart attacks, a stronger immune system, and the prevention of diabetes.
2) Rose: The king of flowers has a special place in Chinese medicine. They are said to contain phenolics, which are believed to have anti-inflammatory properties. Said to be a rich source of vitamins, it is believed to reduce the risk of heart diseases, cancers and diabetes. Red roses enhance the energy in our body and make us more active by stimulating adrenal glands, the indigo of an iris makes us more confident and tranquil by removing fear or inhibition.
3) Peony: The lovely peony does not just decorate wedding corsages, but when eaten can also alleviate you from depression. Peony is one of the oldest flowers, with 4000 thousands years of history. Peony has strong sedative, calming and anti-convulsive properties. It is often used for neurological disorders, strained nervous conditions or nightmares, and high blood pressure. Peony contains an antibacterial compound, paeonol, which makes it a valuable anti-inflammation and anti-fungal ingredient for treating wounds, skin irritations and inflammations.


4) California Poppy:
Don’t worry when using California Poppies since they are not addictive and do not have any opium in the plant. However, it can be used to help reduce anxiety and insomnia, as well as bladder problems in children and adults. California Poppies can be used along with other natural sources over a longer period of time to help with depression and fatigue.

5) Pansies: These bright coloured big flowers not only makes pretty picture, but is beneficial for your heart, kidney, blood pressure among others as it’s high on potassium and other minerals. Ointments and skin creams made with pansy as an ingredient have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Pansy is therefore used to treat skin ailments such as psoriasis, acne, eczema, itching, impetigo, and cradle cap. Drinking pansy tea or using it as a poultice on the skin can is effective as well.

6) Hibiscus: Often used as garnish in salads, hibiscus or shoe flower are also brewed as tea. Known to contain anthocyanins and antioxidants, they are also said to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Hibiscus leaf is a rich source of polyphenols which are thought to have hypolipidemic (lipid-lowering) and antioxidant effects. A study conducted in Portugal found that drinks containing hibiscus exhibited higher antioxidant activity than other beverages. Hibiscus leaf polyphenols (HLP) are also a functional food against cancer.

7) Lotus: Lotus flowers are popular in both Eastern and Western cultures for their effectiveness against fever, diarrhea and also more serious illnesses such as cholera and bronchitis. A syrup made from the flower provides much relief for bad coughs.

8) Marigolds: Popularly known as genda phool in India, the Chinese are known to use marigolds in tea. The flower is also used topically to heal wounds. The flower is also said to be high on the pigment lutein, also known as eye vitamin, which is necessary to keep eye diseases at bay.

9)Chrysanthemum: High in anti-oxidants and minerals, chrysanthemums have anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Chemicals extracted from chrysanthemum flowers can reduce inflammation. Chrysanthemum extracts have been found to help treat bone disorders like osteoporosis.

10) Passionflower: Passionflower contains medical properties best suited for treating disorders such as insomnia, agitation, anxiety, and epilepsy. It also acts on the nerves to reduce pain and induce a calming sensation.

11) Blood Root: This little white flower is very effective in low doses when treating respiratory problems. It can be made into a paste when mixed with other compounds and applied on the skin to treat rashes, warts and various dermic problems. When ingested as a tea or tonic, bloodroot is very effective in cleansing the blood and lowering fevers.

12) Bellis Perennis: Also known as the common daisy, this flower holds a wealth of medicinal properties despite its unassuming appearance. When used in an infusion, it acts as a laxative as well as an expectorant to purge the body of toxic matter. It is also used as a home remedy to help treat physical disorders such as arthritis and rheumatism. Direct application to the skin through an ointment or poultice aids in healing wounds.

Sources:
flowersociety.org
organicfacts.net
proflowers.com

N. Morgan – Signs Your Body Is Too Acidic and Ways to Quickly Alkalize It -12-30-14

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By N. Morgan, Before It’s News, Thanks to Conscious Life News

(N.Morgan) Recently it has come to light that our bodies may be too acidic and this can lead to major health issues. It can create the perfect environment for illness, bacteria, and yeast to thrive. When the body is overly acidic, the body will extract minerals from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acid and remove it from the body.

Because of this, the body’s mineral reserves such as calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium can be depleted and cause damage that can go undetected for years, until it becomes a the medical crisis and can lead to complications such as acidosis.

Many people are consuming enough acid forming foods in their diets, such as dairy, grains, meats and sugar.

Since the body is constantly generating acidic waste products from the metabolism, those waste products need to be neutralized or excreted in some way. In order to neutralize the constant acid generation, we need to supply the body with more alkaline foods.

Related Article: 74 Delicious Foods That Have a Positive, Alkalizing Effect on Your Body

Health problems caused by mild acidosis (poor pH balance):

Inflamed sensitive gums, cavities
•Immune deficiency
•Sciatica, lumbago, stiff neck
•Respiratory problems, shortness of breath, coughing
•Yeast fungal overgrowth
•Low energy and chronic fatigue
•Cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and reduction in oxygen
•Heart problems, arrhythmias, increased heart rate
•Weight gain, obesity and diabetes
•Bladder and kidney infections
•Accelerated free radical damage
•Premature aging
•Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
•Osteoporosis, weak brittle bones, hip fractures, bone spurs
•Headaches, confusion, sleepiness
•Joint pain, aching muscles and lactic acid buildup
•Allergies, acne

Related Article: Balance Your Body’s Ph (and Age Less!) When You Eat These 8 Plant-Based Alkaline Foods

Doesn’t the body adjust pH on its own?

Answer according to The Hearty SoulYes it can, but it does so at a price. The normal pH for all tissues and fluids in the body, except the stomach is alkaline. With the exception of blood, all of the body systems have a wide pH range, in part so they can shift to maintain the blood pH, which must be maintained at the very narrow margin of 7.35 to 7.45.  For example, if the system becomes too acidic, the blood will take alkaline forming elements from the digestive enzyme system of the small intestine. This now creates a less than optimal environment for proper digestion. So while the body can adjust pH on its own, it does so at a price to other systems in the body, which can lead to additional health problems.  

Related Article: Striking the Balance: Why You Need Optimal Body pH and How to Achieve It

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Found at:  http://cultureofawareness.com/2015/12/31/signs-your-body-is-too-acidic-and-ways-to-quickly-alkalize-it-video/

 

THERESE WADE – Your Cells Are Listening! – How Talking to Your Body Helps You Heal – 11-6-15

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“Every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul.”

By Therese Wade,
Expanded Consciousness 

http://in5d.com/cells-talking-to-your-body-heals/

These transformative words, spoken by indigenous medicine women, began my journey within to discover the extraordinary healing capacity of the human body.

When this perspective was introduced to me, I was suffering from a severe chronic pain disorder. I suddenly imagined incorporating this concept into my meditation routine.

I thought, Can my body hear me… can I talk to it to gain its cooperation in healing this condition?

That night, after reaching a state of deep calm through meditation, I inwardly engaged my body in a heartfelt conversation, with hope, but having no idea what to expect. After about one hour of this focused communication, something amazing happened.

My tissues began to respond. Connective tissue pulled and stretched apart layers of scar tissue. Nerves fired and my calf muscles began to perform flexion and extension exercises independently of my conscious control.

As this response continued, one of my calf muscles that had become paralyzed by the neuropathic condition — diagnosed as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy — came back to life as electric-like jolts shot through the area.

My heart pounded as I realized that the path to my freedom from this condition had finally begun.

With a background in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, I knew too well how prevalent chronic pain is in this country and I wondered what the implications of this phenomenon could mean to so many others who were suffering.

As I continued to make progress with my condition, I organized my approach into a system that I could teach to clients and shifted my professional focus to hypnotherapy.

When instructing my clients, I explain that a regular meditation practice is necessary to train the brain to enter alpha and theta brain wave states. While in these states, communication between the conscious mind and the physical body is dramatically enhanced.

I have found that when communicating, there are three key steps to gaining the cooperation of the body:

  • Approach your body with genuine compassion, understanding that it is made up of conscious cells who experience emotions.
  • Build trust by engaging your body in mental conversations about your desire for the two of you to cooperate and overcome the ailment.
  • Allow changes in the conversation by using different thoughts and words that elicit spontaneous elevated emotions.

From my experience, the above guidelines are necessary to achieve dynamic healing responses in the body.

I recently came across a very similar set of factors that were discovered by researcher Cleve Backster, who spent 36 years studying biocommunication in plant, animal and human cells. He referred to these factors as real intent, attunement, and spontaneity.[1]

Backster, formerly an interrogation specialist for the CIA, wrote about the defining moment which led him to his real work in this world, in his book Primary Perception: Biocommunication with Plants, Living Foods, and Human Cells.[2]

This moment occurred one February morning in 1966 when he decided to monitor the Dracaena plant in his lab utilizing polygraph equipment.

He attached the electrodes to a leaf and began to think about ways that he might induce a surge in electrical activity in the plant. In humans this surge in electrical activity is associated with intense emotions.

He suddenly imagined burning the electroded leaf. The same instant this idea entered his mind, the polygraph pen shot to the top of the chart showing an extreme reaction on the part of the plant.

Amazed, he walked to his secretary’s desk to retrieve a set of matches while pondering the possibility that this plant was somehow detecting the force of human intention.

When he returned with the matches, the plant was still showing the same high level reaction which would interfere with tracking additional changes on the chart. Backster decided to “remove the threat” by returning the matches to the desk.

At this point, the chart displayed a downward trend as the plant apparently began to calm down.[3] When Backster attempted to repeat the same results by pretending that he was going to burn the plant, there was no reaction. The plant seemed to sense the difference between real and artificial intent.

He eventually discovered that plants become attuned to their primary care takers, responding to both their positive and negative emotions and to their return after being away for a time.[4] Chart findings also showed that plants prioritize the emotions of their primary care takers over the emotions of others nearby.

Backster later expanded his research to include testing human cells for signs of consciousness.

He collected white blood cells from human donors, electroded them in a test tube and then recorded the cells’ reactions as the donors experienced different emotional states. He found that spontaneous emotions were necessary in order to elicit an electrical reaction in the cells.

For instance, if a donor forced herself to feel an emotion, the cells would not respond. However, when she received a distressing phone call from her daughter, the cells reacted significantly.[5]

He noted that distance seemed to be irrelevant in these experiments. For example, a donor left his electroded cells behind in the lab, then kept a detailed log of any stressful emotions experienced on his trip home to another state, such as missing a turn on the freeway, standing in a long line at the airport, and the take-off of his plane.

Later, his logged incidents compared with the chart recording showed strong correlations between the timing of the stressful events and the electrical reactions in his cells. The chart became quiet again when he arrived home and went to sleep.[6]

These experiments were conducted while using equipment that screened out electromagnetic radiation — the usual energies used for information transmission. The cells behaved as if the screens weren’t there, suggesting that this communication is carried by a field still unidentified by conventional science.[7]

Some scientists believe that the further development of quantum physics may help guide us to understand this field that communicates emotional intent between living things.[8] Quantum Entanglement is a process where two particles of matter which have interacted with each other, still behave as if they are connected after being separated by many miles.

When an energetic change is made to the properties (position, momentum and rotational spin) of one of the particles, the properties of the other distant particle will change at the same instant.

This scientific phenomenon and the research of Cleve Backster, point to the Eastern concept of oneness — the view that all of nature is interdependent. Ancient cultures understood this interconnection as a living universal energy field that sustains life while guiding the evolution of consciousness throughout the universe.

The meditation techniques involved in my practice bring the mind into attunement with this field. Energy from this field is then focused into a physical healing event through clear intention — delivered by means of a conversation that evokes spontaneous emotions — and attunes the physical body to the conscious mind.

This method which I call Antara (Sanskrit for within), enables one to experience the raw creative healing ability generated by an alliance of the mind and body with this living universal energy field.

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About the author:
Therese Wade received her Master of Science Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in 2003.

Her combined experience with Chinese medicine, shamanic studies, kundalini meditation and hypnotherapy are integrated within her approach to mind–body–spirit medicine. Please visit AntaraHealingArts.com for more information.