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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu

With all the crazy media frenetic energy surrounding the Swine Flu, I've been getting lotsa calls and emails. I invite you to read Dr Mercola's article on this. you can click on the link below and here are some things you can do to prevent viruses and bacteria in general:

How to Protect Yourself Without Dangerous Drugs and Vaccinations by Dr. Mercola

For now, my point is that there are always going to be threats of flu pandemics, real or created, and there will always be potentially toxic vaccines that are peddled as the solution. But you can break free of that whole drug-solution trap by following some natural health principles.

I have not caught a flu in over two decades, and you can avoid it too, without getting vaccinated, by following these simple guidelines, which will keep your immune system in optimal working order so that you're far less likely to acquire the infection to begin with.

* Optimize your vitamin D levels. As I've previously reported, optimizing your vitamin D levels is one of the absolute best strategies for avoiding infections of ALL kinds, and vitamin D deficiency is likely the TRUE culprit behind the seasonality of the flu -- not the flu virus itself.

This is probably the single most important and least expensive action you can take. I would STRONGLY urge you to have your vitamin D level monitored to confirm your levels are therapeutic at 50-70 and done by a reliable vitamin D lab like Lab Corp.

For those of you in the US we hope to launch a vitamin D testing service through Lab Corp that allows you to have your vitamin D levels checked at your local blood drawing facility, and relatively inexpensively. We hope to offer this service by June 2009.

If you are coming down with flu like symptoms and have not been on vitamin D you can take doses of 50,000 units a day for three days to treat the acute infection. Some researchers like Dr. Cannell, believe the dose could even be as high as 1000 units per pound of body weight for three days.


Avoid Sugar and Processed Foods. Sugar decreases the function of your immune system almost immediately, and as you likely know, a strong immune system is key to fighting off viruses and other illness. Be aware that sugar is present in foods you may not suspect, like ketchup and fruit juice.

Get Enough Rest. Just like it becomes harder for you to get your daily tasks done if you're tired, if your body is overly fatigued it will be harder for it to fight the flu. Be sure to check out my article Guide to a Good Night's Sleep for some great tips to help you get quality rest.

Have Effective Tools to Address Stress . We all face some stress every day, but if stress becomes overwhelming then your body will be less able to fight off the flu and other illness.

If you feel that stress is taking a toll on your health, consider using an energy psychology tool such as the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which is remarkably effective in relieving stress associated with all kinds of events, from work to family to trauma. You can check out my free, 25-page EFT manual for some guidelines on how to perform EFT.

Exercise. When you exercise, you increase your circulation and your blood flow throughout your body. The components of your immune system are also better circulated, which means your immune system has a better chance of finding an illness before it spreads. You can review my exercise guidelines for some great tips on how to get started.

Take a good source of animal based omega-3 fats like Krill Oil. Increase your intake of healthy and essential fats like the omega-3 found in krill oil, which is crucial for maintaining health. It is also vitally important to avoid damaged omega-6 oils that are trans fats and in processed foods as it will seriously damage your immune response.

Wash Your Hands. Washing your hands will decrease your likelihood of spreading a virus to your nose, mouth or other people. Be sure you don't use antibacterial soap for this -- antibacterial soaps are completely unnecessary, and they cause far more harm than good. Instead, identify a simple chemical-free soap that you can switch your family to.

Eat Garlic Regularly. Garlic works like a broad-spectrum antibiotic against bacteria, virus, and protozoa in the body. And unlike with antibiotics, no resistance can be built up so it is an absolutely safe product to use. However, if you are allergic or don't enjoy garlic it would be best to avoid as it will likely cause more harm than good.
* Avoid Hospitals and Vaccines In this particular case, I'd also recommend you stay away from hospitals unless you're having an emergency, as hospitals are prime breeding grounds for infections of all kinds, and could be one of the likeliest places you could be exposed to this new bug. Vaccines will not be available for six months at the minimum but when available they will be ineffective and can lead to crippling paralysis like Guillain-Barré Syndrome just as it did in the 70s.
The above was written by Dr. Mercola. You need to determine if it resonates with you and consult with your medical and holistic professionals.

Here's to your health, awareness and insight.

Friday, April 24, 2009

I want to share with you that I was invited to participate in a healing ceremony the other night with medicine men from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta from Colombia, South America. We did a beautiful ceremony healing the Earth and ourselves. See photos in my group page.

Here is a website with their info: You can read it in English or in Spanish. Take a look at the gallery and the photos. Most of them don’t even speak Spanish. They have their native lingo. They are simple people. They asked us for something to cut some thread and we gave them scissors. They looked puzzled and asked us how to use the scissors.

They are wonderful people spending lots of time in meditation and in ceremony to heal the Earth with the hope that everyone will gravitate to peace. So humble they are. Being in their energy was beyond words.

They are holding a space of peace for all of us. They live simple lives and they don't have to be distracted like the rest of us with all the noise, technology and "stuff". Their meditations and intentions are magnificent, powerful and compelling.

These people ask for your help in recovering their ancestral lands and protecting their sacred sites. So check out their website and see if you can donate money and/or send out healing loving energy prayers to them. Also energetically we can thank them for helping us heal the earth and promoting peace.


Friday, April 10, 2009

It's Renewal and Rebirth time whether you celebrate Easter or not.

It's that time of year again when little children start painting boiled eggs and gluing cotton balls on little bunny rabbits all in celebration of Easter. I have many fond memories of Easter. I remember baking Italian Easter cookies with the colorful eggs embedded in them. I remember eating boiled eggs of many different colors and varieties. And cooking the variety of Easter dishes.... and the big feasts my family had with our relatives and friends.

Many Christians are celebrating Easter this weekend. Their meaning of Easter is Jesus' victory over death. The time when he overcame death and rose to live in heaven forever.

Whether you celebrate Easter or not, I would like to invite you to overcome somethings in your life and to a celebration of renewal and rebirth. What are the things you want to finally let go of? What things would you like to give birth to? Let's do some spring cleaning not only physically but emotionally, mentally and spiritually? Let's let go of things that do not serve us any longer like sadness, resentment, anger, disappointments, etc. And by letting go of these limited beliefs and limitations we can make room for things positive things like harmony. Let's allow our spirit to soar and live in peace, joy and serenity! It all begins with one step....:)

With peace and love