Herbs'n' Other Alternative Health Remedies

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Vitamin B6 And It’s Benefits

Can't face the morning?

Do you find yourself feeling lethargic and tired all the time, regardless of the hours of sleep and rest you get each day ? Do you find yourself feeling breathless even after climbing just a flight of stairs and you’re bent over trying to catch your breath ? These are signs that your body is desperately trying to tell you to pay more attention to its well being  A lot of us drift past life trying to get the most out of it, we put our ambitions as the top priority and sometimes in our busy schedules, we end up neglecting the one thing that we should have been paying keen attention to.
It goes without saying that our body needs a healthy balance of good nutrition and most importantly, its minimum dose of vitamins each day. We all know the common vitamins that we need in order to ensure a healthy lifestyle such as Vitamins C, A and D. Did you also know that Vitamin B 6 is very, very important for our well-being ? If you fail to meet your daily requirement of the vitamin, you’ll find yourself struggling to get through the simple daily routines that never seemed to have bothered you before this. B 6 is an important vitamin that contributes to everything from red blood cell formation, to building up your immune system, to maintaining normal protein and glycogen metabolism and even helps you reduce fatigue since it is an energy-yielding vitamin. With all these benefits and more, it’s time that we all invest in our health for a better future ahead. 

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Thankful Thursday ~ Timing

My car Feb. 2013

Car problems, again?

A little over 2 months ago I was heading to one of the kid's houses when my check engine light came on.  Hubby said to  go to the Auto parts store and let them run a test on it and it said that I needed a cam sensor. I wasn't allowed to drive for a week, while I waited for my son to fix it. Two months later I pulled out of the parking lot at work to hear a loud pop and found myself looking at a very flat tire. Hubby said get it changed but the repairman said changing it would not fix the issue.  My son replaced the struts on the right side and placed my donut on the right front. The struts had caused the flat. Hubby and I had a few conversations about my driving on the donut for over two weeks. Driving on donuts make me very nervous, because if it goes flat, then what??

Back on a donut!!

Now for around one week I've been driving on a replaced tire with the donut snugly packed in the trunk, but tonight I again pulled out of the parking lot at work, heading to one of the kid's houses after working 10 1/2 hour shift and had another flat. This time it was on the left front tire. I pulled into a church parking lot on the way home and a very nice young man saw my dilemma and came out to help me change my tire.

Time evaporates!

I was rather frustrated, as Mariolina has to get her Pampered Chef order in no later than tomorrow night or wait until she hosts another party. I wanted to help her by supplying her with the order I had in my purse; one I had been promising her for about a week, but just got from my co-worker. It was/is a nice size order and will get her just the amount she needs to place her order. Pampered Chef items are awesome, expensive, but awesome! With anything I hate waiting till the last minute, because it has been my experience that when this is done, time evaporates and/or things happen!!

It gave me the chills.

I can't say to hubby, see this is why I don't like driving on a donut for long. Things happen. I get a flat and then what? I did a few weeks ago, but it started an argument, actually a chain of them. I truly don't like arguing. Most the time I will hold my piece and keep quiet, but some things worry me and it is hard for me to hold my peace, but I may as well because I am just considered to be a worry wart. My concerns are never taken serious. At least the left tire waited for the right tire to get fixed. lol It's all in the timing; God's not mine. 

Not my time, yours!

I heard a story about a woman who was in a hurry to get somewhere and was fuming because just when the light turned green, so she could finally be on her way, wouldn't you know it - the car motor died. She worked and worked to get it going and then just then right through the red light barreled a huge semi truck! Had she went, she would have certainly been creamed. She dropped her head to her steering well and whispered a prayer of thanks to God - not my time, yours!!

This post is connected to Amanda at Two Questions Thursday 

1. Are you like me, trying to juggle a dozen balls in the air all at once?

2. What projects can you delegate, or release to leave you time to cherish your others?

You know if we continue to juggle too much, He will slow us down to bring us closer to Him?? 

Thank you so much for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

God's Goodness Grows


Goodness knows, God's goodness grows... and grows
Great, genuine germ fighters; right under our nose...
goodness from God
poem from Judy

Garlic contains anti-aging properties and is used to aid in preventing cancer, colds, flu, heart disease and stroke! As if that wasn't enough garlic is used to treat allergies, altitude sickness, angina, arthritis, athlete's foot, breastfeeding problems, bronchitis, burns, cardiac arrhythmia, diabetes, earaches, fungal infections, headaches, herpes virus, HIV infections, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, insect bites and stings, intermittent claudication, Lyme disease, pneumonia, Raynaud's disease, sinusitis, sore throat, sties, tonsillitis, tuberculosis, ulcers, vaginitis, viral infections, worms, wounds and yeast infections. Why don't we just ask what doesn't garlic treat? I remember reading that garlic placed in a testing bowl with 100 different bacteria killed all but one. 

Ginger is another wonder drug. I am so impressed with ginger that I have researched it in depth and written on it also. If you click on the link in my side panel you will find an impressive list of ginger's healing properties. 

Gingko biloba has a wide range of uses such as fighting age related issues, altitude sickness, stroke, allergies, Alzheimer's, asthma, cardiac arrhythmia, depression, erectile dysfunction, hangover, headaches, intermittent claudication, macular degeneration, Parkinson's, Raynaud's, sinusitis, sores, tinnitus, varicose veins and vertigo. 

Goldenrod is also linked in my side panel; known to assist in bladder infections, gallstones, kidney stones and yeast infections. 

Goldenseal - used as an antiseptic, and for treating athlete's foot, bladder infections, canker sores, chronic fatigue, colds and flu, earaches, fungal infections, intestinal parasites, pneumonia, sinusitis, sties, tinnitus, vaginitis, viral infections, wounds and yeast infections. 

Thanks goes to James A. Duke, PhD author of The Green Pharmacy for much of this information. 

This post linked to ABC Wednesday. Thank you for joining Mrs. Nesbitt and the rest of the class. Take care stay healthy and God bless!!
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Thankful Thursday - Sunshine



Winters are full of monochromatic days so when the dark skies turn blue and the sun bursts upon the horizon, it makes my day! As I drove to work this morning I caught a glimpse out of the corner of my eye of the sun peeking through the many trees and buildings and just wished for a plateau somewhere and a moment to enjoy the sunrise. Civilization, which of course, is beneficial to mankind, sometimes seems to get in the way. :-)  But there are other aspects of life that sometimes block out our "sunshine". It is up to us to "feed" the right one by ranking the importance of the good things in life and directing our attention towards them. 

My questions are linked to two questions Thursday, but they are posed only for thinking about. I don't expect a response. 

1.) My question is which battle are you fighting? No need to answer out loud. :-)

2.) Which good qualities are your strengths and how can you use that particular set of strengths to aid in winning the battle? No need to answer this one either. 

Thank you for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Entertaining Baby

Entertained with a place mat


This post linked to Wordless Wednesday
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Bells Proclaim ~ Don't be an Iceberg!


The woman had no heart
She strapped the baby in a cart
And left him in the store!
She had been so wrong
Before her love was very strong
Now she was an iceberg
His touch left her cold
Should she tell him what she knew?
Or just remain an iceberg?

Church bells

Church bells are ringing
Heavens angels are singing
Lets go to church now
Off in the distance
Melodious bells are chiming
Calling all church goers
Ding dong went the bell
Celebrating - all is well
The witch is dead

Have a glorious week. Thanks so much for visiting me and please visit the other participants in carpe diem.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Little Details




A Father who paints skies above
With glorious colors made of love
Is one that knows the details of
The many worries we're thinking of

Little details are all a part
Of  the measures of His heart
None escape His daily plan
Because He cares for every man

Worry not about your morrow
Think not of life's sorrow
Problems are many you can borrow
But give them to God this hour!

Nature by
poem by

This post linked to skywatch Friday where every post is full of God's grace and Color Connection. Thank you  for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!!



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Earning Excellence

As I sit and drink

My hot herbal tea

Eleuthoro just one of many

Herbals in my stress free tea ... I think about what E means to me...
You may be more familiar with Eleuthero as Siberian Ginseng, which was included in a recent post. How about Echinacea which many of us reach for during cold and flu season to arm ourselves? Ephedra, Epsom salt, Eyebright, Elder, and Eucalyptus to name a few Excellent tools for a healthier you!

This post linked to ABC Wednesday. Thank you for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Probably one of the Cheapest Super Foods

Chia seeds

The healthiest way to eat chia seeds is raw. 

They are mildly flavored so will blend in with many foods, such as your yogurt or cereal. Some blend a tablespoon in with a smoothy and drink their seeds. 

Because chia seeds contain soluble fiber they may help to satisfy hunger so are being considered as a tool for weight loss. One thing all of us need to consider whether we are dieting or not is nutrition. We want to feel our best, look our best and perform our best and sound nutrition is the key to that. Our bodies can only give us their best when we give our body the best we have so it is quite natural when we hear of something that is not only being touted as successful in the battle of weight loss but as nutritional, we are curious. I am anyway, so when I started hearing about chia seeds, I researched and wanted to share the information with you.

Chia seeds boast:

  •          8 times more Omega 3 than salmon
  •          15 times more magnesium than broccoli
  •          5 times more calcium than milk
  •          3 times more iron than spinach
  •          3 times more antioxidants than blueberries
  •          More protein than oats, wheat or barley
  •          No gluten
Chia seeds replenish the nutrients needed by muscles after working out. 

We know that muscles burn more calories than fat and chia seeds are a wonderful food to replenish the         many nutrients needed to build muscle mass. They also help to provide endurance for better work outs.

Omega 3 fatty oils found in chia seeds help to improve circulation and lower blood pressure aiding in improved cardiovascular health. 

Consult your family care provider before adding a supplement or food to your diet if you are under his or her care for any health condition. Chia seeds can be purchased at larger grocery stores, health food stores and online markets such as Puritan to name one of many. 



Friday, February 8, 2013

Ode to Teachers/Parents

And what is a parent, if not the first teacher? We nurture, teach, encourage and mold our precious little ones into the people they become. A parent lays the groundwork in the wonderful fertile ground of young minds and hearts so the future seedlings can take root and grow into strong and beautiful characteristics...

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