FRUIT HACKS YOU CAN USE!!

#1. Better way to peel mandarin orange.
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#2. Use orange peel for candles.
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#3. Ice cream without dairy. Just ripe frozen bananas with a little water.
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#4. Grate organic lemon rinds and freeze. Add lemon zest to salads, smoothies, cold and hot tea, and water. The rind has more antioxidants than the lemon juice.
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#5. A watermelon fruit bowl.

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#6. How to pick a ripe avocado.
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#7. Fruit cubes.
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#8. How to keep apple slices fresh.

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#9. Cut lemons lengthwise, it makes it easier to get juice.
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#10. Proper way to cut a mango.
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#11. Drink fresh apple juice for vivid dreams.
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#12. How to make dried fruit without a dehydrator.
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#13. The perfect apple snacks.
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#14. Easiest way to deseed pomegranates. Cut it in half as normal, push out the center a bit, then just start whacking the back of it with a wooden spoon into a bowl.
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#15. Best way to open a banana. This is how monkeys do it too.
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#16. Frozen grapes make the best snacks. They also chill wine without watering it down.
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#17. Cut ripe peeled bananas into smaller pieces, then freeze so they are ready for smoothies and make it easier on your blender.
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#18. Easy way to remove the strawberry leaves.the-14-fruit-hacks-that-will-simplify-your-life-2

#19. When storing leftover avocado in the refrigerator, keep the seed inside the avocado, it will stay fresher longer. 
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#20. Freeze watermelon so you can enjoy watermelon smoothies or other watermelon  drinks anytime of the year.
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#21. Freeze avocados to use at other times. Cut them in half, peel and remove seed. Place into plastic bag and freeze.

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Source via: healthy body now

IF YOU STILL USE REGULAR PADS OR TAMPONS READ THIS NOW!!

Years ago as I was suffering with heavy clotting, cramping, cravings, weight gain etc. during my menstrual cycle ever since I was in my teens, I was grateful when a friend and wellness practitioner associate suggested I use a menstrual cup. What’s that I asked? My friend went on to explain it is a medical grade silicone cup no bigger than the gap between my thumb and forefinger which was soft and pliable to the touch used for your cycle.

She explained that it is used INSTEAD of toxic tampons, pads, panty liners etc. It is a “cup” used to collect the menstrual blood,then washed and reused. My friend said it would help with cramping and possibly ease some of  the issues  I was experiencing with my  cycle!

That was eight years ago and I have not looked back since…and yes she was right!

Coming from the cultural background of African American I was skeptical about tampons (this is a trend in many culturally diverse communities…no tampons..pads only is the norm) and only used pads, (this is changing with the younger generation of women) as I was also athletic and was involved in many more sports as I got older, I eventually became a convert…I had moved over to tampons!!! I had forgotten the scare with tampons and TOXIC SHOCK because I didn’t use them ….”that much” I  was FALSELY feeling a sense of protection because I didn’t use them as much as other people…LOL. I bought the best ones on the market…the tiny ones you can hide in the palm of your hand…I thought that since the INDUSTRY had policed themselves with the whole TOXIC SHOCK thing…the SCARE was now over NOT LIKELY. I did not know that the PURE and WHITE tampons  CREATED BY A FEMALE GYNAECOLOGIST was still causing my FIRST and SECOND day of my cycle to be EXCRUCIATINGLY PAINFUL.

As soon as I discarded the toxic feminine products my symptoms drastically reduced to where they are non existent today. Of course I also changed my diet and eliminated sources of toxicity in my other personal care items and am glad I did. I did not know about Dioxin or the other toxins embedded in my MONTHLY SUPPLY OF CHEMICALS STREAMING INTO MY BODY via these toxic products, AND I WAS PAYING FOR IT…BY BUYING THIS STUFF!!! I was PAYING MONTHLY to create this ILLNESS in my body!!!!!

Having ditched the chemicals which I put against my body monthly I started doing some more research to get knowledge and the word out to other women about this DANGER. I had more and more women coming into my health and wellness business with the same problems I had.

My research led me to articles like the one below which I believe more women need to know about.

Feel free to share it with as many women as you can because it may just save a life, you see the chemicals in the products are contributing to the rise in cancers like cervical, ovarian etc. fibroids, tumors, cysts, abnormal cells, heavy periods etc.

The article does not go into the many alternative products available on the market it just points out the DANGERS of using toxic products.

Search online for non toxic feminine products TODAY like non toxic pads, cloth pads and menstrual cups etc.

I have since created THE WOMB DETOX program that my clients have been using to remove the toxic residue from these products and have had much success. Switching to a non toxic feminine product is great but we still have to get rid of the embedded toxins still in our bodies that pose a DANGER.

If you or someone you know wants or needs to eliminate this toxic residue, current symptoms or improve your health because of womb trauma like heavy periods, PMS, fibroids, cysts, tumors etc. contact me for a complimentary 15 minute consultation to find out what you can do to eliminate the toxins,  pain or discomfort contact me today.

To your health.

THE HEALTHY DIVA

…. Recently there has been much controversy regarding the presence of Dioxin, Rayon, and other harmful agents in feminine hygiene products, mainly tampons and sanitary napkins. Dioxin, which has been called one of the most toxic substances ever created by humans, is a by-product of the chlorine bleaching process used in the production of tampons and pads. Dioxin is potentially carcinogenic (cancer-causing), and is known to impair the immune and reproductive systems.

Swedish studies have shown a link between tampons containing dioxin, and other chlorine by-products, and an increased risk of cancers of the female reproductive tract (especially the uterus, ovaries and bladder).

Rayon itself poses another risk. Unknown to most women, rayon and rayon-cotton blend fibers are widely used in commercial feminine hygiene products. Rayon used to make tampons is usually treated with chemicals to increase the absorption capability.

These super absorbent fibers then absorb not only the menstrual blood, but normal vaginal secretions as well, causing drying, and ulceration of vaginal tissues. The fibers can also become imbedded in the vaginal walls. Rayon fibers have been scientifically proven to amplify the production of Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin TSST1.

Toxic Shock Syndrome is a rare bacterial illness that caused over 50 deaths between 1979 and 1980. Unlike medical grade cotton, upon which the TSS toxin will not grow, the rayon acts like a petri dish encouraging bacterial growth. What makes these toxic residues even more disturbing, is that they come in direct contact with some of the most absorbent tissue in a woman’s body.

According to a doctor at New York University Medical Center, almost anything placed on this tissue, including Dioxin, gets absorbed into the body.

Why is it acceptable to have toxic substances in our feminine hygiene products? The tampon industry is convinced that women need bleached white products. They seem to think that we view this as “pure” and “clean.” The fact is, if Dioxin puts women at risk for cancer and Dioxin is stored in fatty tissue (just like that found in the vagina), and a woman uses as many as 11,000 tampons in her lifetime, could the long term use of tampons increase cancer risk?

An FDA report said that “the most effective risk-management strategy would be to assure that tampons, and menstrual pads, contain no Dioxin.” Although the FDA currently requires tampon manufacturers to monitor Dioxin levels, the results are not available to the public. The dioxin tests, are done by the manufacturers themselves, who insist their products are safe. Tampon manufacturers are not required to disclose ingredients to consumers, although many will do so voluntarily.

How much Dioxin exposure is considered safe for humans? Why has there been more research done on the possible health effects of chlorine-bleached coffee filters than on chlorine bleached tampons and related products? Women need to demand that more research be done on these issues. We have a right to know about any potential hazards associated with tampons and related products. It is only when women fully understand the consequences that we can make informed decisions regarding our health and well being.

Writer’s note: Currently there are only a few non-chlorine bleached all cotton tampons available in the US. Ask about them at your local store, if they are not available, ask them to special order!

Via- thebody.com

 

TO SALT OR NOT TO SALT??

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Salt is good if you know how to use it!!

So many people today are saying “I don’t use any salt” unfortunately the media campaign that has been sold to the public telling them “salt is bad”  is causing these same people to “do harm” to their bodies BECAUSE they are NOT taking in any salt. We NEED salt for our bodies to perform optimally. Salt is used in every cell of our bodies, however, you must use the proper form of salt for the body to utilize it effectively.

The article below on the importance of salt and WHY you need salt and nine health benefits to doing so is an excellent place to begin your love affair with salt again…knowing this information may save you or someone you know a lot of trouble.

Salt is especially great to use for WOMB DETOX and WOMB ISSUES because it helps with so many cellular functions women especially can benefit from using it to detox and assist with womb issues…but as indicated below it must be the right kind and in the right amounts.

Sodium is what comes from processed food, because it is just that….processed…sodium is mined and processed into what we know as “table salt” “natural salt” is found in whole foods like natural fruits and veggies and is unprocessed from the way it is found in nature.

There is a specific amount of salt we should be taking in a day…it is roughly about ONE TEASPOON for the whole day. However if you are eating a STANDARD CANADIAN/AMERICAN/EUROPEAN/AFRICAN/ASIAN DIET of today,  unfortunately you will be taking in two, three or more times that amount. Excess salt intake leads to many health issues the best one known is high blood pressure which leads many people to not use salt any longer, natural salt is necessary in the body but sodium (the processed version of salt) is deadly.

Welcome salt back into your lives, its not the ENEMY, it actually can help you to be healthier if used in the right quantity and if you’re using the right kind.  If you want to learn a simple “water cure” using salt (yes using salt to reverse health problems) Dr. Batmengheldi’s book Your Body’s Many Cries for Water is a great place to start this inexpensive and miraculous remedy using….salt and water.

To your health,

THE HEALTHY DIVA

“The cure for anything is saltwater; sweat, tears, or the sea”. –Isak Dinesen

Have you noticed that many foods in the grocery store these days are labeled as having been made with natural sea salt? If it is being advertised, it must be better right? There is a great deal of conflicting information available about whether or not regular table salt and natural sea salt effect the body in the same way. I hope to clear that up for you now.

For humans, salt is as essential as water. We can perish from too little salt as we can of thirst. Salt regulates the exchange of water between our cells and their surrounding fluids and is an essential component of human diets. We need to elements of sodium, potassium, and calcium in almost the same proportions as the oceans.

Sea salt is obtained directly through the evaporation of seawater. It is unprocessed and therefore retains trace levels of minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium and other nutrients. Because it is essentially seawater with the water evaporated away, it contains the same minerals as found in the ocean, and in similar proportions.

Table salt, on the other hand, is mined from ancient salt deposits and then processed to give it a fine texture. In addition, it is bleached which removes many of sea salt’s naturally occurring trace elements which is why iodine has to be added. The processing and bleaching process renders table salt toxic.

There are many articles that state that natural sea salt and table salt are equal in their impact on the human body because they both contain roughly the same amounts of sodium. This is true, however, natural sea salt retains minerals other than sodium that our bodies need and, it is not rendered toxic and unrecognizable to our bodies through processing.

Pure unadulterated salt has been consumed by humans for centuries. Over the past few decades, industrially processed salt has taken over in our cuisine and in processed foods. This is the type of salt sodium sensitive types should restrict. Especially because those processed foods are nutritionally empty and full of toxic ingredients.

Nine Health Benefits of Unrefined Sea Salt

1.  Salt helps stabilize and regulate heartbeats, thanks to its magnesium and sodium content.

2. Sodium is essential for proper muscular function.

3. Salt helps minimize the effects of stress by maintaining proper hormone levels in the brain.

4. Salt helps the body hold water sufficiently for proper cell hydration.

5.  Salt helps remove cellular acidity.

6. Salt in absorbed in bone matter and strengthens them, helping to prevent osteoporosis.

7.  Sea salt provides iodine in a natural setting, making it easier for your thyroid to absorb it.

8.  It tastes better.

9.  It is more fun. Try all the different colors of sea salt; pink Himalayan, black or red Hawaiian, or gray French salts are all fun to see and each has a slightly different taste.

Remember: Avoid overdoing a good thing! Moderate use of sea salt is recommended and be sure to balance consumption with an appropriate amount of water.

via Lion Heart Herbs

SEXUAL DNA!!

 

 


C37P2T_2147620bScientists have discovered that a sizeable minority of women have Y-chromosome gene sequences in their blood. This is interesting because as you may know, Y-chromosomes are the chromosomes that belong to men, so ladies, what are they doing there, and where did they come from?

An obvious answer would be from pregnancy with a male son, every woman who has been pregnant still carries cells from her fetus within her bloodstream. Cells from the pregnancy will reside within the mother’s bloodstream and organs for the rest of her life. Even if the pregnancy was terminated or if there was a miscarriage these said genes would remain with the Mother. There is a name for this so-called condition, it is called microchimerism (1), which is named after the Greek chimera, a mythical, monstrous fire-breathing animal that is composed of the parts of three animals a lion, a snake and a goat. Okay so that explains it, well at least it does for the women who have given birth to sons. But what about the women without sons that still had male cells in their bloodstream?

The Study

This called for a study (2) that was done by immunologists at the Fred Hutchinson Caner Center in 2004.  In this study they took samples from 120 women who had never had sons. They found that 21% of these women had male DNA. The women were then categorized into 4 groups according to pregnancy history: Group A had only daughters, Group B had had one or more miscarriage(s), Group C had induced abortions and Group D had never been pregnant before. The prevalence of male michrochimerism was considerably greater in Group C although it was still present in each group. Group A 8%, Group B 22%, Group C 57% and Group D 10%.

The conclusions of this study noted that the possible sources of male michrochimerism included, known pregnancies, miscarriages, vanished male twin, or sexual intercourse. This means, that through intercourse alone there is a potential for women to hold onto male genes and DNA within their organs and blood stream for their entire life!

I find this extremely fascinating because a spiritual friend and mentor once told me that every time you sleep with somebody you are taking on a part of them within you. I thought of this as a powerful metaphor, that we were keeping a part of them energetically. Needless to say, it made me reflect on certain things from my past and this whole analogy really made a lot of sense. But, to learn that there is actual scientific proof to back this up and that it is a physical thing, that is more than just energy. The idea that as women we are capable of taking on actual physical DNA from the men that we sleep with, was an extremely eye opening piece of information to stumble across.

hands-spiritual-sexThis science puts a whole new meaning on sexual intercourse as a whole. It is a very sacred and spiritual act and should be completely regarded as such. A lot of people are misusing sex and have forgotten what it is meant for and how important and consecrated it really is. I know I can speak for many women because as a woman I know what this is like and have had experiences in the past with giving away sex somewhat freely because of insecurity or to please or impress a man without actually even realizing how irresponsible this was. Because at the time, it was just sex, and when you are completely disconnected from yourself, it doesn’t seem like it’s a big deal. Now being older and more connected to my spiritual self I realize that sex is not something that is meant to be thrown around and given out so freely, it is a sacred act that creates a bond between two people that love and care about each other. It is so important for us (humanity) to realize this. There is a lot of power and amazing potential within this act and it has the complete capability of connecting us with our true selves.

Many of us are holding onto a lot of sexual baggage from our past, it is not my intent to make anyone regret past experiences. Rather, to let go and embrace what the past has taught us and move forward with this knowledge and consider it wisely. With this information I’m sure you will think twice about whom you are ending up in bed with, and at the very least, I’m positive that you’ll be sure to use a condom!

via – collective evolution

DIRTY & CLEAN

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Eating clean nutrient dense foods is important to womb health. This list of clean and dirty foods (pesticide laden) is a great way to make sure you are nourishing your womb and body with non toxic elements.

This class teaches you in depth ways of detoxing, nourishing and purifying your womb and body, check it out!

Stay healthy,

THE HEALTHY DIVA