Several Ways To Keep Your Memory Sharp and On Point No Matter Your Age!

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There are many reasons you should to hold onto your memory.

First, keep your attention focused on the information that will be stored in your memory bank. Even with distractions around you, stay focused on the subject. The more concentrated you are on the information you’re taking in, the better the chances of retaining it in your memory.

Preserving the memory is an essential part of the brain’s functionality.

Often, our actions definitely depend on the info we have collected in our memory bank. This information is classified as either short term or long term. Although long-term memory may come automatically without too much effort when the need arises, short-term memory requires recalling information from the accumulation of things stored in our memory.

Utilize the most ideal sense or senses when gathering the information.

This what we call acuity in sensing our environment. Be aware of the color or details of a picture, or the particular sound or smell of the thing involved. All our bodily senses are attuned to collect information depending on the circumstance at hand. While our sense of vision may be the most used in gathering information, our senses of hearing, smell, taste, and touch are equally important and helpful in remembering things, situations, and information about something or someone.

Take Notes

When you’re not sure if the information you are about to take in will be retained by your brain, then its a good practice to write the information. Writing notes is especially effective in pulling together long, tedious information such as lectures or interview notes.

Maintain a balance diet.

A well-proportioned diet will result to a conditioned memory. Excessive oily foods may block the memory, studies show. If you cannot eliminate a bad diet, gradually cut down your intake of these memory-inhibiting foods. This is not only beneficial to the memory, but it changing your diet to a balancing one will lead to a more fulfilling life too.

WATER.

Drinking lots of water brings so many advantages to your overall health, especially since the body is mostly made up of water anyway. Think of waters effect on your brain like this: The brains texture is soft and fleshy right? But what would happen if you didn’t drink the right amount of water overtime? Your brain may not have the same softness perhaps, and who wants a hard brain with no moisture in it? lol. I don’t know about you but it doesn’t sound to healthy to me.

Love your sleep.

Make sure you get some sleep. Getting adequate sleep does not cause laziness; but over sleeping does. Never feel guilty laying back or sleeping as long as it is not excessive you’re doing what’s natural to stay healthy. Get regular sleep to keep you recharged daily.

Relax.

Breathe deeply. Organize your thoughts before moving on them. Just say no to stress and anxiety. It may be impossible to completely eliminate stress since it is part of our challenging generation, but try to keep it down as much as possible. Stress may bring your memory into its inefficient level. Avoid saying to yourself: You might forget things, because you don’t have to. Forgetting is often a choice. There’s no need to assume you will forget anything. You just have to give your brain what it needs.

Stay positive, creative, and energetic.

Your memory needs to be within a circle of various creative things. Things that come in various shapes, sizes, and colors can motivate your creativity. This is a positive way of discovering your surroundings in all its variations and diversities. Get out and get some fresh air! Get off the bench. Build your memory through constant interactions with good people.

Learn from the children

The very best way to improve your memory is between infancy and adolescent. As we grow old, memory starts to fail if you don’t work to keep your brain working efficiently. But a strong memory can develop during the prime years of our lives too. This can be done by continuously exercising our memory through reading and other cognitive activities like solving crossword puzzles. The more you do brain power exercises, the better memory retention is developed.

Keep your health up

High blood pressure can lead to stroke and heart ailments. Blood pressure problems can also lead to poor retention of memory. Its a well known fact that your memory function declines when blood pressure is high. Health officials have discovered that middle-aged people with a balanced blood pressure, experience higher cognitive functions.

Health is wealth!

It’s important to remember that whatever is healthy for the body, also nourishes the brain and in turn preserves the memory too. Your memory can stay with you forever with the right combination of exercise, nutrition, meditation and reading for instance, honestly anything is possible. Things such as: concentration, decision-making, and remembering functions fall short as a result of high blood pressure. Balance is the key to keeping your memory sharp well into old age!

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Conserving Money While in a Tough Economy: Is It Possible?

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A Recession is a phrase that floods most people with concern and poor thoughts. A recession is another word for a ‘tough economy’. It’s a time historically poor for growing finances, a period of time capable of significantly diminishing your dollar’s value pretty fast. Economic Downturns have been said to also instantly raise the expense of a standard lifestyle. During times like these, people often ask, ‘How can I continue to save during an economic depression?’ The response is: By simply intending to! If you’re creative and need to be clever you can change things. Here are some strategies you should implement to save money during a tough time:

 

Plan your purchases.

By planning your purchases, you’re effectively planning your expenses. This will help eliminate the danger of impulse buying and unnecessary spending. Try to look at the bigger picture when it comes to your basic needs.

Plan for a week’s worth of groceries, for example, so you’ll have an idea of which items you truly need (and want) and which items you can do away with. To make sure that you maximize your planning efforts, consider incorporating items on sale into your planning. If there are foods on sale that week, such as, why not plan your week’s menu using what’s on sale?

 

Implement operation ‘S.P.’

SP is Short for Spending plan. If you want to be capable of saving money through a financial downturn, it is crucial to encourage and use willpower with you and your household. Utilizing your plan as a guide, write a monthly spending plan then adhere to it. If you decide to override it, you really should have a very good explanation for that. Or else, don’t override your monthly budget.

 

Look for great buys and special discounts.

Keep an eye on stores for periodic sales. You will spend less money by shopping for items on sale than for their normal price ranges. While in a recession, it’s just smart spending to look before you buy. Also, look at various retailer and classifieds promotions. Ask for alternate buying choices, if one option is outside of your budget. Grab store rebates and discount coupons too. Take into account shopping at discount outlets also. Every dollar you do not pay out is a greenback you save.

 

Buy in volume.

The goods in your home that are typically in use like paper towels, cleaning supplies, your favorite foods etc., you should look at buying in bulk. Numerous stores offer you items in bulk, meaning you will save funds in the end when you invest in mass quantities of your choice rather than paying for single merchandise.

 

Wait on buying larger expenditures.

A good way to decide if a purchase can wait is to think about it first, when you cannot pay for it out right without regret then, do not buy it. Instead you can plan when to buy it. Case in point, you only have adequate funds for a deposit on a new flat screen but have to use money from your charge card just to buy it. In the meanwhile you will not actually have enough cash money to buy the t.v. for at least 10 weeks. Why go into debt when your goal is to save money? This gift can absolutely wait honestly! Wouldn’t you agree that it’s not a good idea to make a spend without proper resources? Why feel guilty about what you buy. Basically wait until you can really afford what you want or plan out a way to get it later. The worst thing you can do while in a tough economy is not only failing to save but also falling into financial debt.

 

Prevention is the cure.

Just think, there are a number of things you do in your home that are wasting your hard earned dollars every day. Utilize simple measures like restoring and preserving your property and home appliances. Use good quality equipment and cut down on pointless use are capable of doing amazing things for your wallet.
Bring in more money.

 

Now, if after all your attempts to save, you still haven’t saved enough, don’t allow recession get you down. Remember this too shall pass. Sometimes your best efforts won’t be enough. It could be because you didn’t make enough money. Never ask for a raise when you’re feeling desperate or defeated unless you can handle the answer of yes or no after you ask. Also don’t be surprised if you find yourself waiting even longer for a promotion just because you stepped out on a limb and asked at the wrong time. Its alright to take a risk too, since you’ll never know until you ask, right?

 

Alternately if you don’t want to risk asking or waiting for a raise you can opt for a side job, take on extra working hours, or even offer your ability as a freelance worker. The additional money you will earn, coupled with your tough economy-motivated cash-conserving plan, will allow you to continually save money until finally, the challenging times are through.

Celestite (Celestine ) : The stone that help you connect with your guardian angel!

Celestine or celestite (SrSO4) is a mineral consisting of strontium sulfate. The mineral is named for its occasional delicate blue color. Celestine is the principal source of the element strontium, commonly used in fireworks and in various metal alloys.  Celestine occurs as crystals, and also in compact massive and fibrous forms. It is mostly found in sedimentary rocks, often associated with the minerals gypsum, anhydrite, and halite.The mineral is found worldwide, usually in small quantities.  Pale blue crystal specimens are found in Madagascar. The bodies of the protozoan Acantharea are made of celestine, unlike those of other radiolarians which are made of silica.In carbonate marine sediments, burial dissolution is a recognised mechanism of celestine precipitation.

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Deutsch: Coelestin aus Madagaskar English: Celestine from Madagascar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Celestine crystals are found in some geodes. The world’s largest known geode, a celestine geode 35 feet (10.7 m) in diameter at its widest point, is located near the village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, on South Bass Island in Lake Erie. The geode has been converted into a viewing cave, Crystal Cave, with the crystals which once composed the floor of the geode removed. The geode has celestine crystals as wide as 18 inches (46 cm) across, estimated to weigh up to 300 pounds (135 kg) each.

Celestite, or other name is celestine, is derived from the Latin word meaning “heavenly”. This stone was believed to be passed among family and friends in order to ward of evil. Both the Greek and the Roman cultures would pass this stone along to those who needed celestite for driving evil out of a person’s body. It’s mineral content has been used for centuries in firework and flares Celestite is said to have come from the star group called the Pleiades. It is supposed to hold the wisdom of the ages and to promote truth. When one holds a piece of celestite no lies may be told or the listener will know immediately that what was said is untrue.

Celestite is said to have come from the star group called the Pleiades. It is supposed to hold the wisdom of the ages and to promote truth. When one holds a piece of celestite. This is one of the most powerful stones there is. Celestite has many abilities, one of which is its proficiency at balancing the male/female energy within the physical body as well as balancing all the energy fields – the auric energy and the life force energy or Gods’ energy. It brings you into attunement with very high powers of rationality. In other words, it brings rational thought to any situation. This stone is excellent for any type of mental activities, such as study work. It clears, balances and attunes all the chakras.

 

 

 

 

 

 

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIE

  • As dreams are tools to the subconscious uses to help the physical and the conscious heal and evolve, Celestite stone will enhance the process through more lucid dreaming, keeping dream records and as a communication channel between the two realms.
  • Celestite is an extremely popular tool for use in communication with angelic and other spirit guides. This is a crystal that will instantly lift you above the mundane, once it has caught your eye
  • Mediation with celestite will open a clear channel of communication, allowing one to tap into the perfect power of the universe’s total love.
  • It will teach you the peaceful trust in acknowledging and accepting that each of us is part of the Divine Plan, and that it is the ebb and flow of ones life which propels you to where you need to be.
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Celestine-Fluorite-j08-04a (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Healing Properties
  • Celestite is known to ease stress in the physical body and is useful in preventing diseases brought on by worry.
  • Celestite has been used to improve eyesight and hearing, and to promote eloquence.
  • One might ease the pain of a sore throat by placing the crystal on the afflicted area.
  •  It is also believed to aid with the functioning of the thyroid gland, as well as to relieve digestive problems and eliminate toxins from the physical form.
  • Celestite should be cleanse in a bowl of tumbled hematites, if it has points, the points must be positioned so that the points always point towards the sky.
  • Celestite crystals will only need recharging occasionally, which should be done briefly in the sun. Be careful not to leave your stone too long in the sun, as it may cause discoloration of the celestite.
  • Celestite is an excellent healing stone for the eyes, ears and mental disfunction.
  •  It eliminates toxins and is also good for digestive problems. In healing, it has the ability to replace pain with loving angelic light.
  • It attracts luck, reveals truth, brings balance, and within this stone one can discover the energy of peace.
  • As all light blue stones, celestine opens and purifies the throat chakra.
  •  It is a creative stone with calming, soothing functioning. It sharpens and focuses the mind, disperses worries and calms the mental chaos.
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Celestine (677)1 (Photo credit: Tjflex2)
Celestite is a crystal that has many gifts to give you. How you use it is up to you. If you simply wish to place one of the lovely blue clusters in the room where you spend most of your time… which may be the bedroom, this will benefit you. Enjoy its lovely energy and feel love and gratitude for the many gifts it will bring into your life from its special vibration.

Carnelian : A stone of Confidence and Action.

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Tumbled carnelian, Botswana Deutsch: getrommelter Karneol aus Botswana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carnelian (also spelled cornelian) is a brownish-red mineral which is commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. Similar to carnelian is sard, which is generally harder and darker. (The difference is not rigidly defined, and the two names are often used interchangeably.)  Both carnelian and sard are varieties of the silica mineral chalcedony colored by impurities of iron oxide. The color can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense almost-black coloration.

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Carnelian intaglio with a Ptolemaic queen holding a sceptre, early 1st century BC; gold, garnet,emerald and glass paste mount, 1724. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The bow drill was used to drill holes into carnelian in Mehrgarh between 4th-5th millennium BC. Carnelian was recovered from Bronze Age Minoan layers at Knossos on Crete in a form that demonstrated its use in decorative arts;[3] this use dates to approximately 1800 BC. Carnelian was used widely during Roman times to make engraved gems for signet or seal rings for imprinting a seal with wax on correspondence or other important documents. Hot wax does not stick to carnelian. Sard was used for Assyrian cylinder seals, Egyptian and Phoenician scarabs, and early Greek and Etruscan gems. The Hebrew odem (translated sardius), the first stone in the High Priest’s breastplate, was a red stone, probably sard but perhaps red jasper.

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Karneol (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carnelian (also sometimes referred to as cornelian) is found primarily in India, as well as various sites in South America. It is a variety of chalcedony. The most favorable pieces are a deep red to red-orange hue. Carnelian has a long and storied past, and was once considered strictly the property of the noble class. People holding a high social status were often buried with this gem stone.

Ancient Egyptians carried it on and about their bodies as a source of constant renewal and vitality. It was also told in the Egyptian Book of the Deadto be placed in tombs as “magic armor” for life after death.

A Carnelian in the form of the “tjet,” symbol of Mother Isis, was placed on the neck of a mummy to ensure the protection, safe passage, and rebirth of the spirit in the afterlife.

Another Carnelian amulet was the Eye of Horus, which is still believed to offer protection against the evil eye.

Carnelian is an energy booster. It helps the insecure person to find strength within them so they can come into their own. It is said to increase the appetite.

In Renaissance magic, the carnelian was usually engraved with a sword or images of warriors. Then this as a magical amulet was place in the home to guard it from lighting and storms or carried as protection against enchantment.

Carnelian is a great grounding stone and helping one to be more present in their life. This, of course, can make it much easier to help you find direction within your life. Carnelian helps you to feel in control of life.

Magickal uses of Carnelian include using it as a focus for past life work and for finding a “twin soul” or family.

In Roman times, Carnelian was engraved with the head of a lion or a great leader.

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Seal of the Sassanid era. Cornaline-(gemstone carnelian) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Healing Properties

  • Carnelian applied physically, can promote balanced digestion. For lower abdominal pain, especially in woman and in pregnancy, this stone placed on the pubic bone each day for twenty minutes will reduce the pain.
  • Carnelian encourages the formation of new blood cells, and bleeding will respond favorably to treatment with this stone.
  • Physically, carnelian has been used to encourage healing of open sores, rheumatism, kidney stones and other kidney problems.
  • It is said that this stone will help cleanse and purify the blood, thus giving more physical energy.
  • Carnelian can be used to stimulate the first 4 chakras and to increase personal power, creativity and compassion.
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Carnelian pebbles (Photo credit: Mauro Cateb)

Metaphysical Properties

  • Carnelian enhances analytical abilities, perceptiveness and awakens hidden talents and gifts
  • Some believe that carnelian can be worn for protection especially against those who would read your thoughts or those who would work magick against you.
  • Carnelian can be used to enhance astral vision and to end nightmares. It is also believed to enhance and stimulate sexual activity.
  • Carnelian aids in understanding the inner self and strengthens concentration.
  •  It helps one to overcome the ear of public speaking, increases the self worth, and is a fast acting stone to succeed in one’s career.
  • Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind.
  •  It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions.
  •  It overcomes negative conditioning and encourages steadfastness.
  • Carnelian is associated with the sacral or navel chakra, it is also sometimes associated with the Root and solar plexus chakra as well but it most commonly associated with the sacral or second chakra.

Balancing The Inner And Outer Bodies

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Holistic health, body, mind, heart, soul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With the year 2012 in full swing you’re sure to feel some changes within you. More than ever people are making life changing decisions. The reason for the take -action -now- movement  is probably because 2012 is the year of the Dragon the year of expansion, change and inner transformation. You may have seen dragons at work in movies but not this lifetime. From what you can see on film from you comfortable seat in front of the movie or tv screen, I’m sure you’ll agree that dragons are dynamic in their movement. So being that this is the year of the dragon in chinese astrology anyway, this year is fast-moving and full of fire.

Most people are experiencing changes both within themselves, also in their environments too. Last year was the year of the rabbit. Reflect back to last year to see what the energy was last year. Compare the energy of last year to this year. Quite honestly last year was a year that was just right for meditation and personal transformation work. This year one has to work a bit harder to stay on point with their inner work. But with all this fiery movement going on around us, how can you stay on your inner grind?

Triumph of tapping the inner you takes place by adhering to a plan. What is this plan? The plan is one that you create with your goals and future in mind. If you want to conquer your dreams you have to work for it. How will you keep your mind from drifting while you’re working? You should give the body exactly what it wants. In this way the body gets to drift and relax (go into the zone)

People are feeling a bit ‘out of their body’. You may have had revelations about your past or future in ways that you can’t seem to put into words now. Well you should certainly look into meditation, deep breathing and some form of life force cultivation exercise too. A couple of life force cultivation exercise types are Tai Qi, Qi Gong, Yoga, and Martial Arts too. I you took just a small part of your day to schedule a special time just to do inner work for your body, spirit and mind, you will give yourself the best of both worlds. Once you finish your schedule in the evening or morning then head off to work, then you would have taken care of the inside stuff before tending to your external duties. This way you feel complete and fulfilled regardless of what comes to your mind while you’re working. The fact that you have bills pay means that you cannot go too deep into the mental zone without possibly getting yourself into trouble because of not being present at work. The boss would certainly not agree with you coming into work to do meditations and day dreaming about your life or even better ‘what’s life on Mars like’.

So you see how just a few minutes a day can take you into a more peaceful place but only by using your desire to be balanced then planning your time to accommodate your mission. The benefits of adding a relaxing daily regimen are almost unlimited in how they will give back to you. You have to take the first step and be honest with yourself. Look at your life in all its colors, textures then  listen to the feed back of your heart. What should you do differently to get to the next day with more peace and more answers to the discovery of who you are? It’s not enough to simply plan, with planning next comes action. Lay out exactly what you will use during your inner work. Do you need meditation music, a yoga mat, special clothing, shoes etc.

Whatever you need to be ready to relax, its most important to have those things ready as soon as you spring from your bed or walk into the door. Repetition is the key to conquering your dreams. Once you do your routine for at least 21 days, your new regimen will be a habit to your body. After 21 days you will feel the difference when you do your routine. In fact ,when you get up or come home you will notice that you almost mechanically jump right into action without any opposing thoughts from your mind. Enjoy your healing work. Relax. Balance is your birth right!

Shou Wu Chih Chia Pudding and The Breakfast Factor!

Sunlight through trees at dawn
Sunlight through trees at dawn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was hungry this morning when i woke up but since I ate most of the food in the house over the course of the past few days… I had to make a quick decision on what I would have for breakfast in spite of having just a few items in around. I just went to the store so I don’t know where the food went. Maybe it was these two cats lol, maybe they went through my food stash while I was working on the computer. Anyway, since I got up feeling all lively since the sun is extra bright today. Oh and the sky is blue too! It’s quite beautiful looking out of the window from where I am in the city. Before meditation I did a quick visual scan of what in the house to eat. At first I didn’t come up with anything, well at least not anything that I actually wanted to eat. Just then, I saw it. As I stood in the middle of the kitchen thinking and looking at my soon to be breakfast I was like ahh yeah I wonder what these flavors would be like together.

There are a lot of people on this planet. There are so many people on the planet that i don’t have an estimate for how many at this time. I know one thing though, most people aren’t eating their breakfast! I know you’re probably laughing but you know its true. You might be one of the many that need to take a step back in the kitchen and eat your breakfast. We all have our preferences when it comes what we feel necessary to include into our day. It doesn’t matter what most people are doing with will either eat breakfast or skip it and wait for their favorite time of the day to eat to come along.

I’m proud to say that I’ve alway enjoyed eating breakfast in the morning and i find that i have the great benefits that we have all heard of in grade school too. You remember the benefits of eating breakfast don’t you? Better thinking power, fast thought processing, more energy etc. From all the years that i have talked to other ‘AM breakfast eaters’ Yea i what we were taught in school to be an absolute truth. Before i give you this mind- blowing recipe! I gotta stress that eating breakfast will only give you as much life, benefit and love as there is already in the food that you are currently eating. As far as love..I’m talking about quality, how your food is  prepared and the portion size too. I wonder what your experience is with this? What’s your take on breakfast? Do you love it or do you leave it alone and how does your body feel over all? Please share your thoughts thanks!

Alright here it is! click here for the recipe!

Recipe: Shou Wu Chih Chia Pudding

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Chia (Salvia columbariae) seeds Français : Akènes de Chia (Salvia columbariae) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Aztec and Mayan empires revered chia seeds for their virility boosting benefits on the body.  Chia seeds are high in omega 3’s, fiber, antioxidants, protein  and they’re also gluten-free! Chia seeds taste good in and on almost anything. I was introduced to them by a dear friend and i have loved them ever since.

Shou Wu Chih is a chinese herbal blend that works nicely with the body to build the kidney (root) energy. Look in this blog for information on the Root Chakra to see why this tonic should be taken alone or in this recipe. This longstanding tonic is a strong compliment to nourishing the kidneys which are also known as the bodys ‘batteries.’

The Recipe is Vegetarian friendly by the way and Vegan friendly too!

Shou Wu Chih Chia Pudding~

There are 3 ways to make this pudding. Whichever one you choose to make simply add ingredients to the blender and blend for 30 seconds. Pour in a glass or bowl and enjoy!

This is so good I’m going to make some more another day this week!

Option one: The Original Chia Pudding

3 Tbs of Shou Wu Chih (buy this herbal tonic from most Asian markets costs around $6.00)

1 cups of almond milk  (vanilla or chocolate or plain)

1/8 tsp of cinnamon

1 Tbs raw honey or 2-3 dates

1 large banana

4 Tbs of Chia seeds (brown chia tasted delicious in it but any chia seeds should work just fine)

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Option two: The Raw and Dirty Nutty Chia Pudding

3 Tbs of Shou Wu Chih (buy this herbal tonic from most Asian markets costs around $6.00)

1 cups of water

a handful of nuts of your choice; cashew, almond or pecan nuts (soak them over night first) 

1/8 tsp of cinnamon

1 Tbs raw honey or 2-3 dates

a taste of vanilla bean or vanilla extract

1 large banana

4 Tbs of Chia seeds (brown chia tasted delicious in it but any chia seeds should work just fine)

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Option 3: The Raw Sweet and Buttery Coconut Chia Pudding 

3 Tbs of Shou Wu Chih (buy this herbal tonic from most Asian markets costs around $6.00)

1 cups of water

2 Tbs almond Butter

1/8 tsp of cinnamon

1 Tbs raw honey or 2- 3 dates

1 large banana

4 Tbs of Chia seeds (brown chia tasted delicious in it but any chia seeds should work just fine)

Do you enjoy Chia seeds and Herbal tonics as much as we do? Please share you’re experience and thoughts with us please.

Gamma -Aminobutyric Acid : The powerful amino acid that function as the most prevalent inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.

Vegetables and fruitsGABA, or Gamma-Aminobutryic Acid, is a powerful amino acid that was first discovered in 1883 in Berlin. It is actually classified as a nearuotransmitter, which means it helps nerve impulses cross the synapses (gaps) and communicate better. GABA has a great number of positive effects on the nervous system. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an amino acid that acts as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. It is essential for brain metabolism, aiding in proper brain function. GABA is formed in the body from another amino acid, glutamic acid.

Its function is to decrease neuron activity and inhibit nerve cells from over firing. Together with niacinamide and inositol, it prevents anxiety and stress related messages from reaching the motor centers of the brain by occupying their receptor sites.  GABA works by lowering brain activity and helps you feel calm. People who lost their job can be a great factor to be stressed, or people who are overly anxious or easily overwhelmed may suffer from the reduced production of GABA in the brain. If the production of GABA is sufficient or healthy, this can aid you in sleep, blood pressure, and relieve pain. To test your GABA levels, a simple urine or saliva test can determine the levels. This test will also determine whether an increased GABA production is needed.

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page 214 Nervous System (Photo credit: perpetualplum)

Uses and Benefits of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)

  • GABA can be taken to calm the body in much the same way as diazepam (Valium), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), and other tranquilizers, but without the fear of addiction.
  • GABA has been used in the treatment of epilepsy and hypertension. It is good for depressed sex drive because of its ability as a relaxant.
  •  It is also useful for enlarged prostate, probably because it plays a role in the mechanism regulating the release of sex hormones.
  • GABA is effective in treating attention deficit disorder and may reduce cravings for alcohol. It is also thought to promote growth hormone secretion.
  •  GABA may also be effective in treating PMS in women.
  • GABA is an excellent substitute for growth hormone and several clinical studies have found that ingestion of GABA, especially after exercise, stimulates the pituitary to secrete growth hormone.
  •  As GABA stimulates the secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary, it can help to increase lean body mass.
  • GABA is found in large amounts in the hypothalamus, this implies that the amino acid has a fundamental role in hypothalamic-pituitary function, and thus neuroendocrine metabolism. The hypothalamus is a region of the brain, which regulates the autonomous functions, such as sleep, body temperature and the activity of the pituitary gland

Deficiency Symptoms of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)

Deficiency symptoms of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) may cause panic attacks, since an intake of tranquilizers can increase the level of GABA in the body. A deficiency of GABA has also been linked to depression.

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Main pathway in growth regulation by the endocrine system, mediated by growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). (See Wikipedia:Growth hormone#Functions of GH). Model: Mikael Häggström. To discuss image, please see Template talk:Häggström diagrams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rich Food Sources of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)

  • Food sources of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) are fish (especially mackerel),  wheat bran,eans, brewer’s yeast, dairy products, eggs, fish, legumes, meat, nuts, seafood, seeds, soy and whey.
  •  Foods that are high in glutamine acid can assist in GABA production. Some very helpful foods are beef liver, citrus, broccoli, halibut and lentils. As much as possible, include this in your daily diet with at least one to two servings every time you eat.
  •  Foods rich in L-theanine such as oats, spinach, whole grains can also assist in the production of GABA
  • Food sources such as beef, beans, chicken, fish that contain high levels of glutamine are also good ways to increase GABA. Foods like bell peppers, tuna, garlic, mustard greens and turkey are all high in vitamin B6 that can help improve your GABA levels.

Kunzite: Kunzite gemstone opens the heart to all forms of love.

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A member of the Spodumene family with lithium. Pink, clear in color (the green version is called Hiddenite).  Kunzite is a pink to lilac colored gemstone, a variety of spodumene with the color coming from minor to trace amounts of manganese. Some (but not all) kunzite used for gemstones has been heated to enhance its color. It is also frequently irradiated to enhance the color. Many kunzites fade when exposed to sunlight which is why it is dubbed the evening stone.

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Kunzite was discovered in 1902, and was named after George Frederick Kunz, Tiffany & Co‘s chief jeweler at the time, and a noted mineralogist. It has been found in Brazil, USA, Canada, CIS, Mexico, Sweden, Western Australia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Spodumene was discovered in 1877 in Brazil, although it was not until 1879 that kunzite and hiddenite were recognized as different varieties of the same mineral. Spodumene is also found in Madagascar, Myanmar, the USA, Canada, the former USSR, Mexico and Sweden.  One notable example of kunzite used in jewellery is in the Russian Palmette tiara and necklace worn by the Duchess of Gloucester.

Pink Kunzite- 4th Chakra, Heart
White Or Clear Kunzite- 7th, Crown chakra
Yellow Kunzite- 3rd Chakra, Solar Plexus
Blue Kunzite- 5th Chakra, Throat
Green Kunzite (Hiddenite) – 4th Chakra, Heart
Lilac Kunzite Kunzite- 6th Chakra, 3rd Eye

Feng Shui: Kunzite is used in the North for personal growth and journeys and in the Northeast direction for self-cultivation and for removing obstacles.

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Healing Properties:

  • Kunzite it is told will help to combat feelings of inferiority, inhibition and depression, and it also has a pronounced calming effect on the heart, especially if it is taken as an elixir.
  • It also gives a large boost to ones spiritual esteem..
  • Kunzite is a stone that awakens the heart center. It produces loving thoughts and communication.It connects you to universal love and is beneficial to those who find it hard to meditate. It is a protective stone that has the power to dispel negativity.
  • It’s most favorable use is for removing emotional blockages from your history, especially childhood stress and trauma. Kunzite will help you to see the blockage, and to understand what needs to be done, so that you may start on the road to recovery
  •  Helpful in reducing stress related anxiety, Kunzite is excellent for panic attacks. Used for calming epilepsy, soothing joint pain and stimulates the immune system.
  • Kunzite is also quite helpful in the treatment of drug and alcohol addition, as it promotes tolerance towards others. The ability to deal with criticism is improved, and the stone strongly stimulates the self-development in the wearer.
  • Kunzite is also used on the Brow and Crown Chakra for the reason that it deepens altered states: psychic readings, healing…being centered emotionally and spiritually. Strengthens healers and teachers.
  • Gaze at or hold a kunzite to release daily stress, smooth out knotted muscles, calm nerves, anger or fear.
  • Kunzite helps the entire cardiovascular system.
  • On a physical level it enhances blood supply and helps regenerate tissues.
  • Violet Kunzite regulates the functioning of the thyroid and promotes hormonal balance.
  • Pink Kunzite prevents the narrowing of the arteries, relaxes muscles and relieves rheumatism and arthritis.
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Metaphysical Properties:

  •  Peace and purification.
  • Protects aura and dissipates negativity.
  • Excellent for meditation.
  •  Kunzite also is told to be useful in attracting love, but it shall attract more of a spiritual love than one of the physical variety.
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Kunzite should be worn in direct contact with the skin for it’s most favorable healing qualities. To relieve pain it should be placed directly on the affected area. The stone should be cleansed under warm running water each time before use and then recharged overnight among a bowl of dry hematite stones.  Many of Kunzite’s other secrets still lie within, waiting patiently to be discovered.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spodumenehttp://www.shimmerlings.com/gemstones/kunzite.htm

Indium: An important mineral for the overall well being of our bodies.

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Indium was always thought of as an element that did nothing for the human body and was thus a non-essential mineral. It was only recently that this mineral has been regarded as essential for human health. Indium is a rare trace (or micro-) mineral believed to support several hormonal systems in the body and may elevate immune activity and reduce the severity and duration of a plethora of human conditions.It is believed that indium may provide aid to the hypothalamus and pituitary glands. These two master hormone producers have the job of maintaining optimal output of hormones for the body. Once this stasis is achieved, a great many other hormone-producers become stimulated, causing a domino effect and helping retard aging and various health problems.

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It is not found in food or water; in fact, although it is not ordinarily found in the human body at all after approximately 25-30 years of age, those people taking indium experience beneficial results immediately. Some of the short-term benefits reported by many indium users include: increased energy, an enhanced sense of well being – the so-called “indium high”, and a reduced need for sleep. Long term benefits of indium include (but are not limited to) a gradual correction of many chronic illnesses such as: ADD, improved blood pressure, stress-related problems, healthier body weight, autism, and a reversal of visible signs of aging. It is believed that when taking indium one feels rejuvenated and energized because the hormonal system is working better.

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Functions and benefit of Indium

  • This element seems to support the body’s hormone systems, including the body’s two master hormone producers, the pituitary and hypothalamus glands. These master hormone glands have both responded to the presence of indium. Their roles in the body are to provide the appropriate amount of hormones for various bodily processes and mental states. When these two glands are working optimally, the body’s other hormone-producing glands also work properly, making the entire hormone system function properly.
  • Water soluble indium is considered non-toxic when taken orally. People who have supplemented with water soluble indium report immediate benefits, such as increased energy levels, less need for sleep, and an elevated sense of confidence and well-being.
  • The main function that indium performs is to enhance food and essential mineral absorption such as copper, chromium, manganese, zinc etc, which have always been considered as essential minerals for your health.
  • They also report benefits from long-term supplementation, including normalized blood pressure, less feeling of stress, a return to normal body weight, and improvement in Attention Deficit Disorder.
  • indium include (but are not limited to) a gradual correction of many chronic illnesses such as: ADD, improved blood pressure, stress-related problems, healthier body weight, autism, and a reversal of visible signs of aging. It is believed that when taking indium one feels rejuvenated and energized because the hormonal system is working better.
  • Libido Returned To Normal For Both, Male and Female
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Migraines

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Some symptoms of an indium deficiency:

  • Cancer
  • Some glandular disorders
  • Depression
  • Lack of energy
  • Obesity
Whether these health concerns are alleviated because of the direct action of indium, or because of the increased action of other minerals that indium helps to absorb, is not very apparent. Regardless, it can be said without any doubt, that indium is in fact a mineral that cannot be relegated to the status of non-essential any longer.
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FOOD SOURCES OF INDIUM ~ IS NOT PRESENT IN FOOD TODAY
  • Indium is not found in food in the United States.
  •  Indium exists in such small amounts, and is not water-soluble in nature, that it is simply not in the food chain.
  • It is for this reason that it is designated a trace mineral (micro-mineral).
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