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I haven’t blogged in a couple of years, and I’m feeling a little rusty.  I’d love your help to write my first post!  Is there anything that you would like me to talk about?  Anything that you would like to know about me?  My life is, for the most part, an open book.   Any ideas are welcome!

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More to come… but no pressure, right?  I don’t like pressure.


It’s been months since my last post… I feel like I have let my Blogger’s Guild down – I’m sorry, girls. I’m really going to try to read your blogs regularly, as well as update mine on a more… regular basis.

I hope you have all had a Merry Christmas. Ours was, well, it was nice. To be honest though, something was missing and I can’t exactly put my finger on it.

Growing up, Christmas for me was extravagant! Now that I have children of my own, I seem to be following in my parent’s footsteps. I want Ethan & Titus to have everything; I want them to be blown away; I want them to feel that excitement that I always felt on Christmas morning. But to be really honest, Christmas has just become more commercial than anything else, in our home… and I am ashamed to say so. I have a knot in my stomach when I think about the past few weeks leading up to Christmas. I have been SO stressed out, staying up late and shopping almost every night until it’s made me physically sick. Basically, I’ve been a wreck. And all for what?

I want our boys to have the toys that they like – sometimes I think I want it more than they do. I am certain that they would have been happy with just a few things, but every year I go overboard. The more toys they get; the more toys they want.

My boys are thankful when they receive gifts, but I can’t help but sense this numbness come over them when they receive too many gifts… where they are not content anymore with what they have and want even more, or, they don’t appreciate what they have anymore. What are we really teaching our children by giving them SO much?

Something is missing here – Christmas should not about getting stuff; it’s really about so, so much more. I don’t want to go through another meaningless Christmas. I want our Christmas’s to be joyful and meaningful.

I need to think about this a little more…

Any thoughts? How do you balance the giving/getting?

HEALTH BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL

Research and clinical observation have shown that medium-chain fatty acids, like those found in coconut oil, may provide a wide range of health benefits. Some of these are summarized below:

  • Kills viruses that cause mononucleosis, influenza, hepatitis C, measles, herpes, AIDS and other illnesses
  • Kills bacteria that cause pneumonia, earache, throat infections, dental cavities, food poisoning, urinary tract infections, meningitis, gonorrhea, and dozens of other diseases
  • Kills fungi and yeast that cause candida, jock itch, ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush, diaper rash and other infections
  • Expels or kills parasites, lice, giardia, and other parasites
  • Provides a nutritional source of quick energy
  • Boosts energy and endurance enhancing physical and athletic performance
  • Improves digestion and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and amino acids
  • Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose
  • Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body
  • Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis
  • Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes
  • Reduces problems associated with malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis
  • Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth
  • Helps protect against osteoporosis
  • Helps relieve symptoms of gallbladder disease
  • Relieves symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers
  • Relieves pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids
  • Reduces chronic inflammation
  • Supports tissue healing and repair
  • Supports and aids immune system function
  • Helps protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers
  • Is heart healthy; does not increase blood cholesterol or platelet stickiness
  • Helps prevent heart disease
  • Helps prevent high blood pressure
  • Helps prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay
  • Functions as a protective antioxidant
  • Helps to protect the body from harmful free-radicals that promote premature aging and degenerative disease
  • Does not deplete the body’s antioxidant reserves like other oils do
  • Improves utilization of essential fatty acids and protects them from oxidation
  • Helps relieve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Relieves symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement)
  • Reduces epileptic seizures
  • Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infections
  • Helps prevent liver disease
  • Is lower in calories than all other fats
  • Supports thyroid function
  • Promotes loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate
  • Is utilized by the body to produce energy in preference to being stored as body fat like other dietary fats
  • Helps prevent obesity and overweight problems
  • Applied topically helps to form a chemical barrier on the skin to ward off infection
  • Reduces symptoms associated with psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis
  • Supports the natural chemical balance of the skin
  • Softens skin and helps relieve dryness and flaking
  • Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots
  • Promotes healthy-looking hair and complexion
  • Provides protection from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun
  • Controls dandruff
  • Helps you look and feel younger
  • Is resistant to oxidation, so has a long shelf life
  • Does not form harmful by-products when heated to normal cooking temperatures like other vegetable oils to
  • Has no harmful or discomforting side effects
  • Is completely non-toxic to humans

Reference: “The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil” by Bruce Fife, N.D.


Freshly squeezed lemon juice (not frozen or reconstituted) will rebuild the liver faster than any other known method.

The lemon is a cleansing agent with the following BUILDING factors and contains these ingredients:

CALCIUM strengthens the brain for clear thinking

CARBON acts as a motor stimulant

CHLORINE cleans blood plasma

HYDROGEN activates the sensory organs

IRON builds the red corpuscles to rapidly correct all forms of anemia

MAGNESIUM acts as a blood alkalizer

OXYGEN builds vitality

PHOSPHORUS knits bones, stimulates and builds the brain for clearer thinking

POTASSIUM strengthens and energizes the heart, stimulates and builds the kidneys and adrenals

SILICON aids the thyroid for deeper breathing

SODIUM encourages tissue building

In my previous post, I discussed how drinking DISTILLED WATER sucks out the overload of positive ions in our bodies. This is where LEMONS come in. Lemons rebuild the body. The distilled water sucks out the positive ions and the lemon-aid winds you back up.

There are a few important things to remember when drinking lemon-aid:

  1. Drink no more than 4 ozs. per hour and not after 6 p.m., with a maximum of 30 oz (about 15 drinks) per day.
  2. Always dilute at a ratio of 1 oz. lemon juice to 9 ozs. water.
  3. Suggested use: 27 ozs. water with 3 ozs. fresh lemon juice.

I hesitate blogging on this because there are cautions to everything we do and just like anything else, we have to be careful even when consuming natural things. Too much of ANYTHING is not good; and distilled water and lemons are no acception. Many people drink distilled water all day without realizing that it’s too much for our bodies to handle. I have gone on complete lemon-aid fasts drinking tons of lemon water all day. Again, it’s too much.

Using distilled water and lemon-aid properly can do miracles in your body, but these numbers are very precise – our bodies cannot handle more than 4 ozs. of distilled water in any given half hour; drink no more than 4 ozs. per hour of lemon-aid.

My teacher has worked in numerous cancer clinics all around the world. This is how they treat these dying people while carefully monitoring their body chemistry – distilled water and lemon-aid (among other things).
If you have any questions at all on this or would like to know more, I would be happy to help in any way that I can. Doctor Marshall is always there to answer any questions that I have.

Theory of Ionization

When a thunderstorm comes in, it brings heavy air that is charged with positive ions. Lightning cuts through the positive ions and the air is immediately recharged with negative ions. After a storm passes, the air is light with negative ions.

Food nutrition is based on the Theory of Ionization. The negative ions in our bodies are the good guys. The positive ions in our bodies are the bad guys – the pains, poisons, toxins, disease, etc. EVERYTHING that goes wrong in the body is related to positive ions.

Distilled water is an empty water which has the innate capability of attracting to it the overload of positive ions in the human body. It will literally suck out the positive ions from our bodies. Distilled water will no longer be “distilled” if anything at all is added to it – even an ice cube from non-distilled water.

Distilled water should be used as a medicine only. One of the biggest mistakes that we make when drinking distilled water is that we drink it all the time and in large quantities. It is very important that we never drink more than 4 ounces in any given ½ hour – more than that will overwork the body. Pure distilled water should not be consumed after 5:30 p.m., so our bodies can rest, with a 60 ounce limit per day.

Melons are very easy to digest. This is due to their high liquid content – they are all 90% or more water. So melons digest almost immediately. They require virtually no digestive action by the stomach and pass through the digestive system very quickly; however, this can only happen if the stomach is empty. If melon is eaten with other foods that require more complex digestive action in the stomach, it can no longer pass through quickly and gets “stuck”. Even though the melon is already broken down sufficiently to pass quickly through the stomach, in effect, it gets trapped there as it must wait for the other foods to be properly digested. As the melon sits and waits in the stomach, it begins to ferment, leading to bloating, gas and other digestive issues.

Due to this fact, it is important to remember the following rule for all types of melons in order to promote healthy digestion:

“Eat them alone or leave them alone.”

This does not mean that you need to be alone when you eat melons, he-hel!! What it does mean is that all types of melons should be eaten at least an hour away from any other food – including other fruits. It is acceptable to eat different types of melons together, as all melons digest very quickly.

Here are a few interesting facts about melons:

  • eating nothing by watermelon one day per week is very beneficial for the kidneys and cases of water retention
  • cantalope and watermelon are excellent sources of beta-carotene and Vitamin C
  • watermelon is cooling and has a very high water content

FRUITS cleanse the body. During the morning our energy is focused on elimination and fruit helps with that process. It is not recommended to eat fruit in the evening (after 8 pm). Separate fruits from vegetables by 1 hour (creates gas).

VEGETABLES supply the body with minerals, which is needed for tissue repair. This process occurs mainly while we are sleeping. Include veggies with your lunch, afternoon snacks and dinner.

Did you know that anything with seeds is botanically a fruit? Here is a list of fruits that can be mixed with vegetables:

  • tomatoes
  • squash
  • pumpkin
  • avacado
  • coconut (in the nut family)
  • pinneaple (because of the digestive enzymes)
  • papaya
  • lemons
  • limes

I have been passionate about natural health and nutrition for as long as I can remember – more so a few years ago when I began having some problems with my health and digestive system. Since that time, I began to read everything that I could get my hands on that had to do with natural health. I dreamt of becoming a Natural Health Practitioner, a Fitness Instructor… of being so healthy and fit, and helping others to live healthy lives.

Earlier this year, I took my very first step towards this goal and I went back to school! The moment I signed up for my first class, those dreams became tangible. I am so, so excited!

The course I am taking now is one of many Nutrition courses in my program. I have been learning daily living tips to stay healthy, and the importance of correct body pH balance in maintaining health. I’m learning how to be in control of my own body. Every week I come home from school filled with excitement and newfound knowledge ! I just love it!!!

So anyway, I’ve been sharing some of the things that I’ve been learning with my family and some of my friends. A few of my girlfriends thought it would be interesting if I posted some of what I have been learning on my blog. So I am going to do just that. I hope you enjoy this information as much as I have.

The International Academy Health Education Centre is where I am taking my courses. If you are interested, click on the link below for more information on their courses and everything else they have to offer.

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