Taking In the Breath of Life
how simply breathing can effect our energy
A Buddhist teacher was instructing new monks on the importance of breath. After the instruction was over one young monk came to the instructor and said he was unable to find the importance of breath. The instructor dunked the young monks head in a tub of water for a long period of time. Once the monk stopped struggling the instructor let him up to catch his breath and said ”I'll bet breath is important to you now”.
Breathing is life. It is one of our most vital functions. One of the Five Principles of Yoga is Pranayama or Breathing Exercise which promotes proper breathing. Proper Breathing, in a Yogic point of view, is to bring more oxygen to the blood and to the brain, and to control prana or the vital life energy. Pranayama - the science of breath control; consists a series of exercises intended to meet these needs and to keep the body in vibrant
The average person reaches peak respiratory function and lung capacity in their mid 20's. Then they begin to loose respiratory capacity: between 9% and 27% for every decade of life. So, unless you are doing something to maintain or improve your breathing capacity, it will decline, and with it, your general health, your life expectancy, and for that matter, your spirit as well.
Today and everyday fill your lungs to capacity and breath.
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You Can Make it if You Try
You can't be beaten at anything, until you quit in your own mind. There is no failure except in your not trying. There is no defeat except from within.
You have no really insurmountable barrier except your own inherent weakness of purpose. The odds are with you if you keep on trying.
Consider yourself on a very long journey. Sustain your personal vision of success until you achieve it. In the end, you can only fail if you don't try.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to is. Success is a road that's paved with perseverance.
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GMO-Just say NO!
compelling reasons to stay away from franken foods
Have you heard the term GMO: Genetically Modified Organism? It refers to a technique of infusing different species genes into another species. An example of this, is taking genes from the white flounder fish and adding them to a tomato, in attempts to make the plant resistant to bacteria. At the superficial level, the outcome can be a heartier plant, however this process has numerous ramifications to the farming industry, and to our health. A great documentary that explains more about the subject, is The Future of Food.
In reality our food is our medicine, and with this type of altering we don't really know what we are getting when we purchase food. However, there is hope, there are upcoming propositions in state legislation in America that would require labeling of such foods. This way, consumers can make a fair and informed decision about what they are putting into their bodies. The European Union, amongst a few other countries started this back in 2004.
The GMO issue can go beyond food though, and into vitamins and supplements. Many vitamins are often derived from food sources, which can have been genetically modified. Vitamin C is often made from corn and Vitamin E from soy. Both of these crops of often GMO. Contrary to the thoughts that went into the GMO industry, the crops actually often require more pesticide use and do not increase the yield. Further they are not safe for our bodies and our land. 
You can educate yourself further at http://responsibletechnology.org/ . If you need help when your at the grocery store, there is an app and/or printable guides available at http://nongmoshoppingguide.com/ .
The most simplistic way is to buy organic and then you know that it is non-gmo.
In Good Health & Beauty,
Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
Dr. Alisha N.D.
This information and other information on this site is intended for general reference purposes only and is not intended to address specific medical conditions. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Prior to participating in any exercise program or activity, you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional. No information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition.
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Choosing Loving Care
by Madisyn Taylor
Our bodies are not our enemies, treat it with the care and support your mind, body and spirit deserve.
Our bodies are like living temples, and deserve all the love and care we can give them. Amazingly flexible and strong, they allow us to experience the world. If we notice that we’re not feeling our best, that we’ve put on extra weight, or that our favorite clothes don’t fit, we can make the choice to be good to ourselves in a new way today.
There are times we become conscious of a deeper hunger that will not be satisfied physically. We can make a new, healthier choice for ourselves in any moment, regardless of the hour, day, week or month. And when we make the choice lovingly, we work from a creative place of improving our lives and nurturing the best within us, so there is no need to punish ourselves. From this place, we can be gently honest with ourselves about the reasons we want to eat certain foods. We can reach out to doctors to help us determine if our bodies are out of balance at a level that requires something other than basic nutrients. We can also reach out to our friends for support and to share the journey of health, which is just another part of our adventure on the physical plane.
When we treat ourselves and our bodies as we would a trusted and loyal companion, we keep our energy free from negative thoughts that would complicate our journey. Our bodies are not our enemies, and we are not fighting a battle. Instead, we are investing our love and attention into the care and support of a beautiful creation—our selves.
No Added Sugar Bread and Butter Pickles
Total Servings 6 quarts
Serving Size 10 slices
Carbs Per Serving: .7 g
Prep Time:<60 minutes
Skill Level: Moderate
25 cucumbers, thinly sliced
6 onions, thinly sliced
2 green bell peppers, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup salt
3 cups cider vinegar
2 cups Fructevia, Steviva Blend or 1 teaspoon Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
2 tablespoons mustard seed
1 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
In a large bowl, mix together cucumbers, onions, green bell peppers, garlic and salt. Allow to stand approximately 3 hours.
In a large saucepan, mix the cider vinegar, Fructevia, Steviva Blend or Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder, mustard seed, celery seed, whole cloves and turmeric. Bring to a boil.
Drain liquid from the cucumber mixture. Stir the mixture into the boiling vinegar mixture. Remove from heat shortly before the combined mixtures return to boil.
Transfer to sterile containers. Seal and chill in the refrigerator until serving.
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