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                        Hello everyone!  I hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather. The stink bugs are gone here, but now the cute little lady bugs have arrived in the masses!  Part of Holistic Health is getting out and enjoying the day. The beautiful scenery, fresh air, exercise and it is a good way to meditate.  Forget your worries and your IPod, and enjoy.  Take it all in and savor the moments.  Use those thoughts for future meditating. Winter will be here very soon.  I supplement my winter health by taking a B-Complex vitamin with C and Zinc.  I also take Vitamin E, It protects your cells, is good for the skin, hair, and boosts your immune system.

The Color Green 

Color can be introduced to our lives in many ways, including with flowers, accessories, paint, clothing, and lighting. GREEN

Meaning

The Ray of Harmony

Affects

The heart center

Uses

It strengthens without over stimulating, use for: heart troubles, low blood pressure (dark green), high blood pressure (light green), neuralgic headaches, ulcers, influenza, head colds, croup, wound healing, and breast cancer.

Contraindication

Not to be used in anemia or chronic exhaustion.

Specific Treatment Points

Head, eyes, heart, and abdomen

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Lymphatic System, learning about the Lymph System really opened my eyes to another way of achieving ultimate health.

The Lymph system cleanses and protects the body from invading bacterial substances by preventing them from entering the general circulation.  The Lymph System does not have its own circulatory pump unlike the heart, for example.  It relies on the movement of the muscles to move lymph fluid around the body. 

If the lymph system becomes congested with toxins, acids, and drugs, it cannot perform its tasks at full potential.

Symptoms of clogged Lymphatic’s are: Throat, Tonsil Problems, Swollen Glands, and sometimes Cysts.  

Tips for a Healthy Lymphatic System:

>Dry Skin Brushing, eliminates congestion through the skin.

>Saunas-eliminates toxins through the skin.

>Full body exercise that propels the Lymph Fluid around the body.

>Massage, particularly the throat, underarms, chest and groin. Massage of the underarm and chest above the beasts in women helps to avoid congestion in the breast.

>Massaging the reflex points for Lymphatic Drainage.  This is found on the top of each foot between the base of the big and second toes.

>Potassium, is the mineral for the lymph system, here are some sources: Swiss chard, Crimini Mushrooms, Spinach, Romaine Lettuce, Celery, Broccoli, Winter Squash, Collard Greens, Tomatoes, Cantaloupe, Kale, Carrots, Beets, Turmeric, (these are listed in order starting with excellent to Very good sources)

When I get in the shower I now message my underarms, practice dry brushing, (do not us the brush on wet skin) brush upward starting at the ankles and work upward.  If you don’t exercise on a regular basis, it is important to message the lymphatic System to promote optimal health!  It’s easy and simple to do.   You will need to purchase an all-natural bristle brush. Wait until you see just how much dry skin is covering your real skin, especially in the winter..you’ll be surprised. winter,  We need to boost the immune system to keep us healthy.

Food-

Buckwheat Pancakes!!

Since the beginning of September, My 88 year old father, Gummy, has been asking me to find the best place to eat Buckwheat Pancakes.  As soon as fall arrives in the Northeast, Buckwheat Pancakes are everywhere, so we travel far and wide to find the ones he likes. He likes them sour.  I became curious as to the health benefits of buckwheat so I did some research and was pleasantly surprised at my findings.

The Benefits of Buckwheat:

Buckwheat is actually not a true grain but a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb.  It is energizing and nutritious, it is gluten-free. There are a variety of buckwheat, Buckwheat Goats, Kasha, Grits, Flour and Soba Noodles.  True soba noodles are made from 100% BUCKWHEAT FLOUR.  Check the label for any added wheat flour. GI: 76, Calories for one cup 154.  Buckwheat contains quercetin and kaempferol, and provides powerful antioxidant protection against damage from free radicals. It is a very good source of Manganese, a trace mineral necessary to help protect the mitochondria, the energy production factory in our cells, from free radical scavenging. 

ref: theworldshealthiestfoods

Here are three easy recipes for Enjoying Buckwheat:

It’s a wrap½ Banana,(40 calories)  1-teaspoon of all natural peanut butter (50 calories), wrap in a 6” crepe (thin) buckwheat pancake,(150 calories) simple, delicious, and nutritious. Make the batter ahead of time, and make as needed.  The “French” way of eating buckwheat! SOOOOO Good, children will love this!!

BreakfastBuckwheat Kasha, cook and add raisins or (dried cherries, walnuts yummy) pumpkin seeds, almond milk, honey and cinnamon to taste. 

Lunch and DinnerSoba Noodles, cooked, shredded cabbage, Red bell pepper, green onions, and chopped cilantro.  Dressing: soy sauce, rice vinegar, olive oil, dash of toasted sesame oil and a pinch of chili flakes, taste and pour.  This recipe is delicious…. 

Apples

!!!!!Just a reminder, It’s apple season, make sure that you are buying organic, or rough skinned regular apples and washing them thoroughly before eating.  Apples are on the top of the dirtydozen.com list of the most contaminated foods.  www.dirtydozenvegetables.org 

Challenge your diet before the holidays!  We have about 4 weeks until Thanksgiving.  So If you are worried about gaining weight (Contact me @ walnutsnwallpaper@gmail.com, with questions about your food choices.     Or call me at 301-245-4239   Leave a message for an appointment for consulting or an analysis of your current diet.                       

The Skinny on Salmon

Salmon should be part of your healthiest way of eating.  It is low in calories and saturated fats and high in protein.  Wild caught Salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA.  These fatty acids play an important role as anti-inflammatory agents also sorely deficient in the American diet.  You need essential fats to decrease inflammation in the brain and prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. (Your brain is on fire, Alzheimer is inflammation of the brain).  Good fat helps decrease inflammation in your brain.  Always eat Wild Caught, U S, and Pacific coast and labeled as Wild, this holds true of any seafood, as opposed to farm raised. 

Now this was confusing to me, because I that was raised to think that anything farm raised, vegetables, dairy and beef, were the best choices.. Nooo! When people talk about Farm Raised fish it means just the opposite and not a good choice. This is true of all fish.

A little ditty: Not too long ago, I stopped at a very popular convenience store where I live and purchased some beautiful shrimp for lunch. Lunchtime came, and I opened the container of shrimp and devoured the 10 shrimp, delicious!  As I was discarding the container into the garbage, it flipped over and I noticed a sticker on the bottom, Viet Nam! I knew immediately that it was farm raised, and I wanted to throw up!… for days!!! Yuck!  Farm raised fish are raised in pens and fed fish pellets for nourishment. They live in their own poop and eventually get sick.  Because of the pellets and the crowded pens, these fish then need to be fed antibiotics to survive.  They are imported to the U.S, and we eat this crap! They also add color to make it all look so good.  Check labels, and ask your local fishmonger for Wild Caught, Pacific, fresh fish!  Remember Atlantic Salmon isFarm Raised!!!!!!    Foodandwaterwatch.org is a good source for more information on this topic

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I want to hear from you!

To the first 10 followers who e-mail me, @ walnutsnwallpaper@gmail.com , tell me your reason for wanting to try a dry skin brushing method of elimination, and “How will this method improve your daily life?”  For the first 10 (good reasons) I will send you a free natural bristle dry brush so you can try it!  Make sure that you include your mailing address with your message and a very good reason to try the method! LOL!!!

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Blue, next month color, if it is your favorite color, check back to see how it effects your life.

Books:

I read an interesting book this past week, “Many Lives, Many Masters”, check it out , recommended by my friend Jean.

Hey everyone,

Thank you for visiting, and remember to breathe, don’t apologize for who you are and make a memory each day.  

 

Rebecca

 

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                                                                                    Call me @ 301-245-4239

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