Happy Holidays :-)
I had a cold this holiday. With a cough and sore throat. For those in a similar situation having a sore throat is horrible for getting to sleep. So, to help those out in similar need I am providing two remedies that I took. The first one is in this post.
Add the following to a mug:
2 teaspoons crumbled dried sage leaves OR 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
1 teaspoon dried astragalus root
Add boiling water and steep for 5 minutes
For best results, drink one cup twice a day.
This is a great movie. Pretty emotional. A tear jerker if you will. This move was adapted from the memoir (of the same name) by Christy Beam. Beam tells the story of her 10-year-old daughter; who suffered from a rare incurable digestive disorder, and then was suddenly cured from it. It is of course a faith based movie but will be an inspiring movie for those suffering from digestive disorders.
There are two routes to take for the air that you want to breathe. One is to obtain clean air and the other is to obtain more oxygen. I will discuss one option for clean air today and will discuss how to obtain more oxygen in a future post.
HIMALAYAN CRYSTAL SALT LAMPS—The beneficial effects of salt lamps have been known for decades. Salt lamps emit negative ions, which work like natural ionizers keeping the air clean. Negative ions attach themselves to dust, pollen, mold, and odors. This is known to be very beneficial to respiratory health. Salt lamps also minimize the effect of positive ions from electronic devices. I like the lamp from Evolution Salt Co.
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My Salt Lamp is shown above. The natural color of the lamp reinforces the rejuvenating and healing influence. Just ask Snoopy and Woodstock. Don’t they look content?
Another common way that is gaining popularity to forget current issues and troubles is meditation. Maybe you are convinced that you cannot meditate or do not have the time. Maybe you think it is only for the yogi teacher. Consider this example: fantasy football is a very popular gaming event. Say John Doe is a hardworking man with a wife and two kids. He is kept up at night with worries about the economy and feeding his family. Then when he wake up in the morning while sipping on a cup of coffee these same worries enter his mind yet again. His day starts with worry.
John arrives at the subway station. He buys the days newspaper before hoping on the 8:00AM express. Enroute, he turns to the sports page to evaluate the stats of the day for the players on his fantasy football team. This so engrosses John that he thinks of nothing else for the next 20 minutes of the trek. He is calm and focused on his team. All of the days worries are forgotten for that moment.
This is a form of meditation. His mind is focused and relaxed. The only difference is what he is focused on. If you meditate and focus on God then that is in essence prayer.
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Being the Holiday Weekend just finished, it seems fitting to add a little U.S. patriotic bit. Did you know that there was another Brexit long before this June 2016 one? See below write-up from PULSE Options Weekly Newsletter – by Chris Verhaegh
"Monday is the 240th anniversary of the first “Brexit”, the day the American Colonies declared their Independence from Great Britain (more commonly known as the “4th of July”). The US Stock Markets & Option Exchanges are closed as Americans celebrate with Parades, Fireworks and Cookouts.
While they may not know it, the rest the world is celebrating as well. Think about this, before the United States came into existence all the countries/empires of the world were run by a dictator of some sort or another.
Some rulers were born into the position, others took over by force. But basically the entire globe was ruled by just a handful of people/families. It might seem that nothing much has changed, but the Stock Exchanges have allowed millions of people the opportunities to better their financial future.
Think about the Stock Markets. The building of canals, railroads and telegraph lines in the United States were financed by the sale of stock in each enterprise. And while there were obviously capital limitations on who might join the elite by becoming shareholders, there were no social restrictions on who could participate.
While a majority in the USA are watching baseball and eating hot dogs this Monday, the rest of the world should truly celebrate along with us. Because of the markets in the US, they have an opportunity to better themselves. Everyone anywhere who has an opportunity to invest their savings (by being partners in larger enterprises by their ability to buy stock in companies) owe a debt of gratitude to the founding fathers of the United States for creating an environment which makes this all possible."
So I have wondered more than a few times if my illness and those of other veterans were related to conditions experienced in the Gulf and/or Vaccines given to the military on deployments. I was deployed overseas 5 times. Not all to the Gulf but I had vaccines each time. Could this be a cumulative effect? I don't know. Could this be the law of unintended consequences? I don't know this either. But given the statistics I present here from the VA it is something definitely think about. The study clearly shows that there is a higher occurrence of chronic illnesses with between deployed and non-deployed veterans. If you are a veteran and are experiencing an illness check out the yellow highlight area in the photo snapshot of the article below:
This fits in with PART I. It is from a Stansberry Research article. Not my own but very fitting in the sense that 1) it is difficult for people to think of the need to protect themselves and 2) further reasons why someone should take action:
"As you go about your everyday life, it's easy to forget how big the economic problems we face really are… and how desperate our political leaders have become to safeguard the existing system.
That's because of human psychology. It's called the "normalcy bias." It explains why, if you don't heat up the water too fast, the "frog" never jumps out of the pot before it starts to boil. People (the frogs) have a hard time believing that tomorrow won't be a lot like today. It can be almost impossible to open your mind enough to think about how the world might look a year from now… or five years from now… if there's a serious economic crisis.
......the largest, most systematically important banks in the world: Mitsubishi UFJ (MTU), Deutsche Bank (DB), and Citigroup (C). Their share prices are down 72%, 83%, and 90% over the past 10 years.
How is that possible?
I'd like for you to ask yourself two simple questions: First, if you believe that everything in the world's economy is basically fine and operating normally… how could the three most important banks in the world all be falling apart? Ask a reasonably well-read and knowledgeable person – like your broker, or the friend you always talk with about investments – what the 10-year return has been on the three largest banks in free-market capitalism. I guarantee they won't come anywhere close to the correct answer.
That's normalcy bias in action. People constantly disregard any facts or data points that don't match their underlying assumptions, especially when those data points would disrupt a long-held belief or worldview. Let me say this as plainly as I can: If our global financial system were working normally, the returns on these major, immensely important piles of capital would at least be positive.
Here's the second question I want you to think about carefully: How far will these banks have to fall before you think seriously about taking all of your savings out of the banking system? If these banks fail, the system will fail. And how much faster will you make the decision to pull your cash if these banks begin charging you to hold your cash in their bankrupt vaults?
So what happens when suddenly, for no discernable reason at all, everyone decides to stop pretending otherwise?
When that happens, the authorities will have three choices. They can…
1. Inflate away the bad debt by devaluing the currency and propping up the banking system with newly printed money and trade surpluses. That's the International Monetary Fund's playbook. It's what Japan has tried to do for 30 years. And it seems like that's what America and Europe are going to try now, too. Or…
2. Write off the bad loans, shut down the bad banks, and suffer a severe (but short) crisis. That's the sound-money option. (Nobody does that anymore, because depositors in the bad would banks lose everything… and they vote.) Or…
3. Simply repudiate a lot of the debt and stiff the creditors, like Russia did in 1998 and Iceland did in 2008. (That option works best if you have foreign creditors… like Argentina did in 2002.)
.....................and especially commodities—are likely to explode on the upside as people panic into them to get out of depreciating dollars in general and bonds in particular. Real estate will be—next to bonds—the most devastated single area of the economy because no one will lend money long term. And real estate is built on the mortgage market, which will vanish."
I reference a lot of supplements in my guidebook and even touch on some within this site. I never took the medical communities recommended pharmaceutical drugs for my condition so I did not have to worry about interactions. But for some people that is not the case. If you are taking Supplements and Drugs then you must be aware of possible side effects.
Some combinations can put your health at risk
“Many supplements, including herbal remedies, vitamins, and minerals, can cause dangerous side effects when combined with drugs,” says Marvin M. Lipman, M.D., Consumer Reports’ chief medical adviser.
Of course always check with the doctor or pharmacist but here is a website that lists some interactions:
I thought the following bit from again the "Dear and Glorious Physician" novel is quite applicable to the United States today even though the original edition was written in 1959 and applies to the Roman Empire. The similarities are that the United States used to be a Republic. A lot of people forget this in spite of it being in our Pledge of Allegiance....."I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the REPUBLIC, for which it stands...." Out there in plain view.
I quote the book chapter here: "You misunderstand me, Priscus. I know that it was inevitable that Rome become what she is. Republics decay into democracies, and democracies degenerate into dictatorships. That fact is immutable. When there is equality - and democracies bring equality - the people become faceless, they lose power and initiative, they lose pride and independence, they lose their splendor. Republics are masculine, and so they beget the sciences and arts; they are prideful, heroic, and virile. They emphasize God and glorify Him. But Rome has decayed into a confused democracy, and has acquired traits such as materialism, greed, the lust for power, and expediency."
There is more but that is all I am up to typing for the day. This was a wet your whistle type of day. Maybe you will research more on this topic yourself later.
Martin Luther King Jr. said "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"