So I had 5 babies…4 were homebirths…3 in water…and 2 without ultrasound. I never ever knew the sex of any of my babies until the moment that they were born. Why? I guess it was my own innate way of wondering how this process works without intervention…without knowing. I realized right after giving birth in the hospital with my first sun, that this is not an operation or a sickness…this is normal. I am healthy and all my babies birthings were healthy and normal. I never understood the need for ultrasound and have always felt violated by all of it. I guess my ancient brain thinks about the 110 billion people who have ever lived on earth…thats a guestimate…so you know. Im also guessing that maybe half are women…which is probably inaccurate too. So somewhere in time there have been a multitude of babies born without Ultrasound…and I have never gotten Amniocentesis….would never do that. It doesnt make any sense to me.
Hey! Im not a doctor…and the more I think about it…would not even want to play one on TV. Im not anti-doctor…Im just anti-non-sensical procedures, and anti -drugs over healing, and the fact that most people we know in this unhealthy society is going to die due to the poor lifestyle standards we live under…that is what Im against. Im for health and humanity. I love it. I talk about it all the time…like a pastor who doesnt know its not Sunday! lol…its my passion…probably more like a religion too. Its the way I think. There I go…ranting…again! Anyway, all this to say: You ever think about why you are getting an Ultrasound? and why they are necessary? Thank you Keidi for reminding me about this…I love you! And here is an article I found that speaks to why Ultrasounds are just one big experiment!! http://chriskresser.com/natural-childbirth-iia-is-ultrasound-necessary-effective-in-pregnancy
How To Attract Bees Into Your Garden
Bees are wonderful to watch, and can bring pleasure and interest to any gardener. Bees are important means of pollination, which increases flower, fruit and vegetable yields. Bees are a vital part of a healthy eco-system, and their presence in the garden can be very educational for adults and children. The number of bees visiting gardens is dwindling, which is all the more reason to create a hospitable habitat to help them out. Following are some tips on how to make your garden a bee-friendly place.
1. Leave some of your lawn unkempt and allow it to grow. Most lawns have clover or dandelion, so allow these flowers to grow unchecked in one area of your yard. You can fence it off with a bit of low, portable fencing if it goes against your sense of aesthetics!
2. Do not use pesticides (insect-killers) or herbicides (weed-killers) of any kind. The insecticides on your plants will harm and kill the bees that visit them, and herbicides will kill off those flowers that are desirable for bees. Most Americans work to remove dandelions and clover from their lawns, but these are important plants for bees (and for the health of your lawn – clover adds nitrogen to the soil).
3. Plant the right flowers. Try to go with native plants as much as possible so the pollination effect with the surrounding ecosystem is positive and strengthening. Here are a few suggestions.
-Bee balm or bergamot
Vegetables and fruits:
-Blackberries and raspberries
-Wild roses or old-fashioned, shrub roses
-Apple and crabapple
-Chaste tree (Vitex)
4. Create shelter for bees. Bumble bees like leaf litter and the undersides of wooden boards. You may want to set up a commercial bee hive to attract honeybees, or improvise something with a wooden box.
5. Bees like and need water, so add a water feature or birdbath to your garden. Make sure you have plenty of stones or water plants punctuating the surface so that a bee can quickly climb out if it falls in. Use flowering water plants to add to the bee-friendly habitat.
6. Leave them alone. This is not only good advice for avoiding stings, but it will help keep bees coming to your garden. If bees perceive an area as unsafe, they will not return.
Peace and Love Friends and Family!
We are going to have a farm meeting BY PHONE tomorrow at 1pm AST (That is one hour before EST). Please confirm your attendance by replying to this email. If you are unable to attend it will be recorded for your convenience. Having a Conference Call meeting is the best way to communicate being as though everyone is spread out all over the island and the states too. I will send out a reminder email shortly before the call tomorrow.
Conference Call-In Number: 712-432-0075
Participant Code: 537927
Playback number: 712-432-1085
Thanks! Get your pens and paper out!
Also, I want to have meetings with the Eco-Educational Coordinators and the Grant Writers too. It would be by Conference call as well. Please let me know what your availability is Im interested in having these meetings sometime next week. And for your convenience they can be in the evening or weekend. Whatever works for the majority. Let me know asap!
MORE WORK PARTIES!! MORE WORK BRIGADES!!
What is your availability to come out to the farm and put in some hours. We need more help. It makes it fun and we accomplish so much more. Let me know what days you are available: Mon – Sat between 8am and 2pm.
Muevete Puerto Rico
The Luquillo Farm Sanctuary
Mar 11 – 20, 2014
Come and Join Skai Juice in warm and sunny Puerto Rico and engage in a special treatment to you mind, body and soul! The Coconut Water Detox Cleanse is a special program run by Skai that actualizes the imperative benefits of cleansing your body with one of the Universe’s most powerful liquids! Here are some of the benefits of drinking coconut water:
1 – Alkaline Hydration & Blood Purification
It takes only 3 days for your blood to turn from Acid pH to Alkaline. During these days your body is releasing toxins into the bloodstream in order to be discharge. Coconut water is bio-chemically nearly identical to human blood. It makes the transition yummy, easy, and delightful – with the least detox symptoms possible.
2 – Rejuvenation For Your Body
When you are fasting, your body goes into the process of autolysis. It is “eating” its own diseased tissue, fat tissue, and old tissues; while creating more space and building brand new body cells. You are fasting, and your body is feasting. You can see the difference on your pictures before and after!
3 – Boosts Energy, Vitality & Increases Libido
Coconut water contains all the nutrients your body requires to go on for days or weeks. While from time to time, you may experience a healing crisis, over all it’s going to your energy level, vitality, and stamina will rise through the roof. What is it going to contribute to your sex life? How much fun are you going to have?
4 – Builds Brain Cells & Releases DMT
Fasting builds brain cells and sharpens your intellectual, and intuitive capacities. It naturally releases DMT in the brain, and may give you a sense of inner, instinctual guidance. Coconut water contains high amounts of electrolytes that facilitate the intricate communication between your brain and the nervous system.
5 – Sharpens Sight, Hearing & Taste
Fasting purifies your internal organs and as a result you may hear better, see better, and all your senses may become sharpened and more acute. It changes your taste buds. After the coconut water fast you may be surprised you do not crave toxic foods any more. Your taste will gravitate towards raw organic fruit! Also – simple foods taste more yummy than ever before!
6 – Re-Defines Your Relationship With Food
Fasting redefines your relationship with food. All of a sudden, you may realize you can eat and yet you don’t have to. Something else sustains you, nourishes you, and give you energy! If you are battling with addictions, coconut water cleanse will reset everything in your body a new. You may feel like you can do without drugs, alcohol, or tobacco – just as easily as you can do without food all together!
7 – Totally Magical & Sacred
Fasting is not for everyone. It is for those who invite magic into their lives and want to push the edge of this reality, and see what else is possible. It is a ritual of passage, where you shed your skin and become renewed. All great leaders in our history have fasted for guidance and to build power. Coconut water in all native cultures tree is regarded as sacred, and coconut is treated with reverence as the ‘tree of life’.
And here is some great information about the benefits of a coconut water fast from: http://kejanny.hubpages.com
Health Benefits of Fasting
Before I talk about the amazing health benefits of coconut water fast, let us consider the overall health benefits of fasting itself and why fasting has been practiced since ancient times in many cultures throughout the world.
Fasting is the oldest therapeutic treatment known to man. Over the centuries, fasting has been practiced for health, medical, psychological and spiritual reasons because the people actually experienced the benefits of fasting.
- There are many health benefits of fasting, the first one being detoxification. Fasting aids detoxification, which is a normal body process of eliminating toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph glands, and skin.
- The second health reason for fasting is healing. Fasting relieves the body of the burden of digesting and eliminating food so it can focus on healing and cleansing. Energy is diverted away from the digestive system towards metabolism and immune system, thus improving the immune system for the body’s own healing. During fasting, toxins are removed and the healing process is accelerated. The person is rejuvenated and this can assist in extended life expectancy.
Water fasts were common in ages past and are still used today. But there are certain top health reasons why you should consider coconut water fast. The cleansing and healing properties of coconut water has been relied upon for centuries in the tropics. Coconut water can be useful as an aid in detoxification to cleanse toxins out of the body and accelerate the healing process.
You may become very tired and lethargic and want to do as little as possible during water fasts. This is because water provides no nutritional support. During water fast, the body relies on stored nutrients to satisfy its needs. When the body’s nutrient stores become depleted the detoxification and healing process slows down. Where a person is sick and is already nutritionally bankrupt, continued water fasting can be detrimental.
There are many health benefits of coconut water and coconut water fast benefits out-weigh water fasts and they are:
- Coconut water is naturally high in essential nutrients. When freshly extracted from the coconut, coconut water is germ-free and parasites-free. Fresh coconut water is uncontaminated by bacteria, fungi, or other pathogens. The electrolyte profile of coconut is similar to human plasma. That is why Doctors working in tropical climates have often used coconut water as intravenous solutions and injected directly into the bloodstream to prevent dehydration.
- Coconut water is rich in electrolytes that are essential for maintaining proper functionality of nerves, heart and other muscles. It is high in potassium, chlorides, calcium and magnesium, with a modest amount of sodium, sugar and protein. The sugar is natural sugar. Coconut water is fat-free and low in calories.
- Coconut water contains a complex array of nutrients including trace minerals which come directly from the sea and which most other foods lack. This is because coconuts grow near the sea and the roots absorb water and nutrients from the sea which is stored in the fruit as coconut water.
- Coconut water is non-allergenic, very cleansing, a great thirst quencher and energizer. As a natural diuretic, coconut water increases urine flow. Coconut water also contains a high amount of dietary fiber that helps the body get rid of harmful toxins.
- Coconut water provides a balanced form of nourishment, containing coconut proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins, all in solution in the purest distilled water. When fasting with coconut water, you remain well-nourished without having to experience the symptoms of a complete water fast, involving tiredness, lethargy, extreme loss of weight and strength, but can continue your normal life and activities.
The health benefits of coconut water fast is great compared to water fasting alone. If you want that great detox, lose weight on a coconut water fast diet, live a longer, healthier life, try coconut water detox through coconut water fast.
Hope to see you in Puerto Rico! YAHOO
|Enzyme therapy involves the administration of enzymes into the body to treat disease, deficiencies, and other conditions. Enzymes are macromolecules that speed up biological processes in the body and work to digest food, cleanse the blood, break down toxins, strengthen the immune system, reduce stress in the pancreas, and build protein muscle. In other words, enzymes make things happen.Enzyme therapy, also known as systemic enzyme therapy, is used to treat a variety of conditions. It refers to the process of enzymes flowing through the body, producing beneficial, healing changes. It’s most often used by alternative health practitioners but is also used in mainstream medicine via asparaginase, an enzyme used in chemotherapy. Enzyme therapy may be used in the treatment of cystic fibrosis, pancreatic insufficiency, and to treat certain cancers. Enzymes can be taken intravenously, topically, or orally via pills or capsules.
Enzymes used in therapy can be divided into pancreatic enzymes and plant enzymes. Pancreatic enzymes used in enzyme therapy are derived from an animal source. These enzymes work to promote healthy immune and digestive systems. Plant enzymes are sourced from food, like pineapple and papaya, and work to make the digestive system run efficiently. Besides digestive enzymes, there are also metabolic enzymes that build new cells and repair damaged ones throughout the body.
Another type of therapy, called enzyme replacement therapy, is used to supplement people who have enzyme deficiencies. Cells in the body are capable of producing 10,000 different enzymes, yet some people have bodies that fail to produce this amount. Enzyme replacement therapy ensures that the body has enough enzymes to be beneficial. In this therapy, they are usually administered via an intravenous infusion.
The medical community is divided on whether enzyme therapy is a reliable method of treatment. There is little to no evidence supporting the success of supplementing the body with enzymes. Though many studies and tests have been conducted, none have been sufficiently unbiased to be considered generally reliable by the medical community.
Proponents claim that there are positive results from the use of enzyme supplements. Among the benefits claimed by those who encourage use of enzyme supplements include symptom relief for ulcers and allergies, weight loss, strengthened immune system, and improved circulation.
Some alternative practitioners see hope in enzyme therapy, which has proven successful in extending the lifespan of people with pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic enzymes may have high cancer-fighting properties that work similar to chemotherapy by keeping tumor cells from dividing and spreading. In this form of treatment, patients supplement with enzymes but also eat a minimally-processed diet, take plenty of vitamin and mineral supplements, and detoxify their body with coffee enemas to remove any waste materials from the liver.
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I’m super excited to be a vendor in the upcoming ‘Grass IS Greener’ Virtual Health & Wellness Expo from Feb 11-21, 2014. Myself and other vendors will be offering incredible deals, free teleconferences and health & wellness information you’ve been looking for. Check out http://intensehigh.com/gig-expo/