There has been a tremendous amount of news about the new Coronavirus, Covid 19. It seems that fear is everywhere. Stores are selling out of toilet paper. Hand Sanitizer. And antibacterial cleaners. Even the WHO (World Health Organization) has recently come out to declare this outbreak as a pandemic. But as I reviewed the facts that are widely available. I am left to wonder why everyone is so afraid.
There are now 7 known coronavirus strains. As a matter of fact. 1/3 of all cases of the common cold can be traced to one of these viruses. Until recently, there were only two strains that proved deadly. The SARS-CoV and the MERS-Cov. This newly discovered strain, Covid 19, has also caused death. The last statistic was that about 3% of people who contract this virus. Have died. The average age of death due to the illness. Is 80 years old.
It is amazing to me how afraid the American public has become. I cannot recall a single time in my life where an illness has received so much media attention. Schools are closing. Professional sports have suspended their season. And the much loved NCAA March Madness tournament has even been cancelled.
For me, the scariest part of all this has been how people have responded. Since I had decided to be proactive with my health years ago. And having only rarely been sick since. I have yet to find the need to be concerned.
I have posted a video about my take on this situation. Check it out below.
I would love to hear your thoughts about the CoVid 19 virus. Leave a comment and I will be sure to respond. You can also check out the video on YouTube, and post your comments there.
Happiness and Health,
There are many benefits of cayenne is one of my favorite herbs. Not only do I use it for direct medicinal applications, I use it as a seasoning quite a bit. Although there are many uses for cayenne, I list my top 5 benefits of cayenne below.
Cayenne is great for circulation. According to David Hoffmann (2003), cayenne “stimulates blood flow, strengthening the heart, arteries, capillaries, and nerves.” It helps to tone the entire circulatory system and can even help with insufficient peripheral blood flow. Potentially helping to remedy cold hands and feet.
Cayenne helps to produce saliva, which is the first step in digestion. It can help with indigestion accompanied by gas, and colic. Colic is defined as: an attack of acute abdominal pain localized in a hollow organ and often caused by spasm, obstruction, or twisting. By Merriam-Webster.
It is also considered a general tonic of the digestive system
Cayenne is good in cases of debility and to ward off colds. It is an antimicrobial and is successfully used to help break up mucus congestion.
Used externally, it is good when applied to the low back when it is sore. It also helps with sore muscles or joints. In clinical studies it has been proven effective in “painful and itchy skin disorders. Including psoriasis, shingles, and diabetic neuropathy (Hoffmann, 2003).
Cayenne can be applied to any open wound. It even has use in intestinal bleeding. When applied to a wound it will prevent the growth of antimicrobials and aid in the formation of a scab. Keep in mind that when you apply cayenne to an open wound, it may produce a burning sensation.
It is no secret that I deal with type 1 diabetes. A disorder that can lead to a number of serious issues. Including poor circulation, poor digestion, heart attacks, diabetic neuropathy, and an increased risk of infection and poorly healing wounds. Especially in the feet. In all of
Having had a few ingrown toenails, I found myself with an appointment with a podiatrist. The nail on the big toe on my right foot, and one side of the big toe on my left foot were ingrown. Even though I argued with him, the doctor refused to perform surgery on both toes in the same session.
Because I was a diabetic, he claimed I wouldn’t heal properly. I informed him that I would heal quite well and if he didn’t do them both at the same time, I would not be back to have the other toe taken care of. He insisted that the risk was too great. That he was the expert, and if I wanted to have surgery at all, I would listen to him. Since he was the only doctor my insurance would cover, and it was becoming difficult to walk. I had no choice but to listen to his “expertise”.
He performed the surgery on my right foot, cutting out both sides of the nail. And then burning out the toe nail roots on both sides. He sent me home with painkillers and instructions to keep the toe clean by soaking it in Epsom salt three times a day. And keeping it covered with a bandage.
I decided to up the ante. As soon as I got home, I unwrapped the dressing he had put on my toe, and covered each bloodied side of my toenail with a large amount of 200,000 IHU cayenne pepper pounder made into a paste with fresh aloe vera filet. It was decidedly uncomfortable for the first 24 hours. I repeatedly told myself I would be in pain anyway, and got through it.
I went to the follow up 3 days later, so the doctor could make sure I was healing ok. When the doctor unwrapped the bandage, he came across what appeared to be a giant scab. And an otherwise healthy-looking toe. The doctor was surprised at how well I was healing, and even said so. He then asked me what that was on my toe. I told him I had put cayenne on the wound in order to help it heal quicker. Since this was outside of his scope of understanding, he attempted to brush of my comment by saying, “I have never heard of that before, but whatever you are doing. It is working, so keep it up.”
After such an informed comment. He said to me that since I was healing so well, we could go ahead and schedule to do surgery on the other toe. I reminded him that I had already stated that if he wasn’t going to do surgery on both toes at once I would not be back. This was followed by a snide remark about his knowledge of the way diabetics healed. And his assumption that he knew more about my body than me. I never did go back. Would you?
I have also used cayenne for severe stomach problems. Although never diagnosed with ulcers, I ended up in the ER for more than one GI shake. I spent years on omeprazole to treat GERD. Part of how I was able to move beyond these issues was by utilizing cayenne and aloe vera juice.
When I began, my body could not handle spicy foods at all. In order to reap the benefits of this wonderful herb. I decided to start with cayenne pepper pills. I had purchased some 40,000 IHU pepper pills and started by taking one capsule a day with a meal. After several days, I increased to 2 capsules a day. I continued in this way until I decided it was easier and cheaper to simply eat peppers. At this point, I haven’t taken any prescription for Gerd or any other digestive issue for years. And instead of taking cayenne pepper pills, I eat ghost chilis.
As you can see there are many benefits of taking cayenne. How have you used this versatile herb?
Do you find that you are constantly stuck in your head? Do you struggle with negative thoughts that never seem to end? If so, then this 7-day Positive Affirmations Challenge is made for you.
I have also struggled from an inability to keep from beating myself up. Worrying about the smallest things. And even replaying events out of fear of some unknown consequence for my actions. Watch the video below to see me explain what the 7-day challenge consists of. What led me to decide to give it a try. As well as what my experience was when I first began.
There is a special offer of 10% off of select products and services for those that complete the challenge and leave a comment. Once the comment is posted, I will contact you with details about how to take advantage of the 10% discount.
I am excited to announce a new affiliate company. Primal Life Organics. In this video I use and review their shampoo bar. Not only did it lather well. It also cleaned all the oil out of my hair from a hot oil treatment from the night before. If you are interested in checking out the Primal Life Organics products, click this link to be directly connected to their site. I encourage you to purchase something. Of course, I do make a commission on any sales generated.
I am always on about diet, I know. But diet is a huge part of human health. Today, instead of discussing what I eat. I talk about some traditional methods of preparing the foods that I eat. As well as why I have come to prepare these foods the way I do.
Although there are many reasons that modern convenience has become detrimental. The problems created by eating convenience foods is likely to have produced the biggest challenge. A lot of the population on the planet now has access to food at any given time. Which is an incredibly new experience in terms of the history of our species. This fact could potentially be a good thing. Except that most of the foods we now have access to are highly processed.
Phrases such as “overfed and undernourished” readily come to mind when I think about this topic. You see, for millennia humans have prepared the foods that they eat in traditional ways. As a matter of fact, there are quite a few religions from around the world that tackle the topic of food. And I’m not just what a person ought to eat. There are at times strict rules about the traditional methods for preparation. An example of this can be found in Judaism with the insistence on Kosher foods.
A good source for information on traditional human diets is the Weston A. Price Foundation. This website has a ton of information related to traditional preparation techniques. Including recipes that you can make at home.
In this post I discuss the basic premise of the mucusless diet. As created by Professor Arnold Ehret in 1922. Having personally tried out a variety of healing modalities. Including 30 day juice fasts. And having put into practice all the various diets. With the exception of eating a long term vegan diet. I still find myself sticking myself with an insulin syringe to stay alive.
Although I am grateful for the over 20 years that taking insulin has added to my life. I am constantly looking for ways to improve my health. And have a chance of leaving the injections behind. I calculated at one point that I have taken well over 40,000 insulin shots. And that is just accounting for 4 insulin shots a day. I promise there have been times in my life where I had to take 6 or even 8 shots in a single day. Which would put the number closer to 60,000 or even 80,000 insulin shots.
These insulin shots have certainly kept me alive. But they have also been a hinderance on my quality of life. Not to mention the fear I struggle with in terms of making sure I have everything I need to get through a day. This includes a minimum of 2 types of insulin, syringes, blood glucose testing supplies, and fast acting sugar in case of a low.
Living with type 1 diabetes has kept me from doing some of the things I had wanted to do the most. Which is why I make every attempt to improve the quality of my health. And my enjoyment of life as a result.
I will be posting regularly about the results I am seeing from applying Professor Arnold Ehret’s Mucusless Diet Healing System. Discussing what foods are mucus (and disease) forming. As well as foods that do not produce mucus. Helping the body in its attempts to rid itself of toxins.
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I’m positive that at some point in your life you have heard about the concept of changing the negative self-talk that you use. To a positive self-talk. The predecessor of this is utilizing positive affirmations. Which is essentially telling yourself positive things about yourself. Even if you do not currently feel like you are capable of feeling the way you describe.
To give you an example of positive affirmations. I quote the early 90s SNL character Stuart Smalley. While looking at himself in a mirror. The character would say phrases like. “I’m good enough, smart enough, and gosh darn it. People like me.” The humor in the scenes was unmistakable. And the way it was presented certainly made the practice seem ridiculous. Yet the concept that was being mocked seemed incredibly valid to me.
Fast forward a decade or so. And the idea of self-talk began to take center stage. Instead of hearing about the need to repeat positive affirmations to yourself. All that was talked about was how important it was to be kind in what you say to yourself about yourself. The thing is. Every time I would hear people discuss utilizing self-talk. It was always described in generic terms.
Statements such as, “don’t beat yourself up.” And, “it’s ok to make a mistake.” Come readily to mind. However, none of these now cliche terms ever described how this translated to any sort of applicable approach. Watch the video below to see me describe one way I learned to put this advice to good use.
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Ever think about all the chemicals and industrial byproducts are in your water. I have, and the topic intimidates me. You can read more about why I filter the water I drink by clicking here. Have you ever thought about using a water filter? I have used them for years. With so many different filters on the market there are only a couple I trust. Whether for your shower or your counter-top. Aquabliss water filters are a easy way to enjoy cleaner water.
I did a simple internet search for the best shower water filters. I clicked through to on the first five links my browser provided. 100% of these sites listed the Aquabliss shower filter as among the best. Two sites in particular counted the Aquabliss 12 stage shower filter as the best.
Not sure what is in your tap water? if you go to the Environmental Working Group’s webpage. Then enter your zipcode. It will tell you what you have to contend with. .
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