by kathryn629 on October 3, 2016

Hugs are so much like meditation and laughter. They teach us to let go and be present in the moment. They encourage us to flow with the energy of life. Hugs get you out of your circular thinking patterns and connect you with your heart and your feelings and your breath.Hugs teach us how to give and receive. There is equal value in receiving and being receptive to warmth, as to giving and sharing. Hugs educate us how love flows both ways. Hugging relaxes muscles. Hugs release tension in the body. Hugs can take away pain; they soothe aches by increasing circulation into the soft tissues.

Plant based diet works!

by kathryn629 on July 13, 2016


by kathryn629 on May 5, 2016

Regarding children, when used as directed, essential oils are safe for the entire family. However, when beginning essential oil use for any age group, it is recommended that you follow some simple guidelines. Start off using the oils aromatically or topically, diluting to prevent sensitivities. One drop of essential oil to four or five drops of a carrier oil is a good ratio for young children. Start with a single oil to address the immediate need, then try something else at a later time to determine what works best. Remember, young children need less oil because of their lower body mass. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and nose, and sensitive areas. Finally, all doTERRA essential oils labeled for internal use are on the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list, but consult with a physician before using oils internally with young children, and to avoid accidental ingestion, keep out of reach of children.


by kathryn629 on March 15, 2016

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah were one of the first to discover that sugar is essential for tumor development. Their research was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In the words of Don Ayer, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah “It’s been known since 1923 that tumor cells use a lot more glucose than normal cells. Our research helps show how this process takes place, and how it might be stopped to control tumor growth.”

So far a number of studies have confirmed that people with the highest levels of blood glucose develop more cancers, and that people with cancer, who also have the highest blood levels of glucose, survive least.



by kathryn629 on February 9, 2016

Organic Flowers

80% of all cut flowers sold in the US are grown in South America and travel thousands of miles before you ever see them. As many as 97% of Valentine’s Day roses will be imported. US Customs requires imported flowers to be pest-free, in order to protect US agriculture from pests that local crops have not adapted to. To ensure they are not carrying unwelcome pests, most cut flowers arrive saturated with up to 50 times the pesticides and fungicides permitted on food crops. Often, these include chemicals that are banned in the US, but not regulated in flower-exporting countries.
That’s probably not what you want to send your Valentine! Fortunately, there’s a growing movement, echoing our demand for local and organic foods, to help us find and buy locally grown and sustainably produced flowers. It’s less developed than the food distribution systems, but we’ve found some reliable sources.
Local Harvest
Best known as a resource for finding local farmers’ markets, community-supported agriculture, and organic food related businesses, Local Harvest also offers a terrific directory of local and organic flower growers. The flowers grown by Local Harvest family farmers are fresher than imported flowers, healthier for the people who grow them and the people who receive them, and healthier for our environment.
Veriflora certifies that the flower growers, distributors and florists it approves offer “only the highest quality products, produced with rigorous environmental accountability, … addressing the health and well-being of workers, their families and communities.” The program is administered by a global third-party certifier of environmental, sustainability and agricultural product quality claims:
establishing significant greenhouse gas reduction and energy efficiency goals,
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