I want to spend this time with you talking about something very dear to my heart. It seems that the culture around us is so divisive these days. Political divides, family divides, cultural divides, race divides and on and on. I want to make sure you understand that I am not singling out any one group. I want to address this chaos in a more general fashion.
How to have Abundant Healthy Living with Natural Supplements
Making up for the deficiencies of our depleted soils
Rachel was beside herself. Her baby was experiencing an extreme case of eczema over her whole body and the doctors didn’t know what to do. They had tried creams and oral medications, but nothing was working. No one had thought about finding any deficiencies in her diet and giving the proper natural supplements to address it. No one that is, until Rachel, in desperation began to research what might be related to the symptoms that her daughter was experiencing. Rachel ran a health food store, so her thoughts turned towards natural supplements and the deficiencies that they addressed. Little did she realize the dramatic effects she would see once the proper natural supplements were administered to her suffering baby.
As Rachel dove into researching the probable causes for her daughter’s condition and finding the correct natural supplements that could correct the accompanying symptoms, she began to home in on those symptoms caused by insufficient Magnesium in the diet. One of the listed symptoms was eczema which matched what her baby daughter was experiencing. Rachel also used some trials with different foods in her diet to see which ones might be linked with the appearance of the symptoms. This eventually led to the discovery that she had eaten at a restaurant that used MSG in their food preparation. As the research developed, she discovered that there would need to be a natural supplement of Magnesium and an avoidance of MSG at the same time. As she found out, the MSG kept the body from absorbing Magnesium and therefor created the need for the natural supplementation of Magnesium to address the eczema symptoms that her daughter was experiencing.
Rachel believed that she could find natural good sources that would offer the supplementation that she needed so she started researching out food sources. She found that coffee of all things, that was not ferment processed (wet processing) and cacao that also was not fermented were excellent sources of Magnesium to use for a natural supplement. She produced a combination of dry processed cacao beans and dry processed Ethiopian longberry coffee that she called Magnesium Medicine and began to give it as a natural supplement to her daughter. The results were what many people referred to as a miracle! The baby’s skin cleared up and she began to grow hair on her scalp.
When we met Rachel and her family, Jenna was a healthy bubbly 9-year-old girl with absolutely no symptoms of the eczema that had once plagued her; a great testimony to the effectiveness of natural supplementation. Rachel offered some of her natural supplement – Magnesium Medicine – to us that evening and my wife said she would decline because it had coffee in it and she wouldn’t sleep. Rachel dared her to try it anyway and said, “The coffee in this natural supplement will not keep you awake,” and went on to tell us about the characteristics of wet processed versus the dry processed coffee beans and cacao that she used in this natural supplement. My wife accepted her dare and took some and had one of the best sleeps of her life. In the morning Rachel knowingly smiled and told her that the Magnesium also produced extra serotonin that helps to calm us down.
As I talk with farmers and nutritionists, I am being told repeatedly that even our organic foods don’t have the levels of minerals that were present in earlier times. We have had so many crops grown off our soils that many of the trace minerals have been depleted. I told the story of Rachel and Jenna because I wanted to underscore the idea that we can be eating all the right foods, but still not getting all the minerals and vitamins that we need. That is why The Calming Store has decided to begin to offer natural supplements to our community. We have teemed up with Fullscript to offer a wide variety of natural supplements and other items from multiple sources and suppliers to give you a wide choice in addressing any deficiencies that may be showing up in your life. We have included a list titled “My Favorites” that you can use as a guide for your purchases or you can cruise through the whole catalog to find something specific you are looking for in natural supplements.
It is the goal of The Calming Store to provide you with information, education, resources and supplies so that you can gain the knowledge you need to live a healthy lifestyle. Natural supplements are one of those categories that contribute to the whole package. Take a look at our favorite natural supplements and determine which ones will work for you. You will find the Fullscript site easy to use and very helpful in determining which natural supplements will work best for the situations that you are facing today. Your control over your health is our goal!
...The Essential Oils Diet by my friends, Dr. Eric and Sabrina Zielinski officially publishes on May 7, but you can get started today!
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Inside the pages of The Essential Oils Diet, you’ll discover the truth about:
Nutritional value labels and why reading them is pointless (Flip to page 16)
Diets like Keto, Paleo, and other restrictive plans and the real reason they don’t work in the long-term (Find this on page 18)
Bioactive compounds and how a bioactive-rich diet can protect your body from free radicals, burn calories and even prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer. (Turn to pages 31-36)
The Awful Eight so-called “health foods” that have been connected to everything from bladder, breast and endometrial cancer to allergies, seizures, headaches and more. (Read about these on page 51-59)
The Essential Eight bioactive-rich foods that impact your weight and your health (Listed on page 78)
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Do you need some help relaxing just before you go to bed? We can show you how to use essential oils placed in a diffuser to spread beautiful relaxing aromas throughout your room to help you relax and get off to a sound sleep. Essential oils have been used by millions of people to apply in aroma therapy giving off beautiful scents to enrich the atmosphere. The use of a diffuser allows these essential oils to be reduced into small particles that can suspend in the air and give off a wonderful aroma that can be relaxing or even therapeutic, depending on the blend of oils used. In the old days, people would place some oil into a boiling bowl of water and the steam would break up the particles. Today, we have more sophisticated diffusers that perform that task with much less fuss or trouble.
One of the key questions we get is in regard to which blends to use for which situations. Different essential oils have different properties and different blends of oils with these different properties can be tricky sometimes. Well, we have and excellent solution for these questions. We have teamed up with the wonderful Dr. Z and his wife, who operate a wonderful informational website that answers these and many more questions about which essential oils and blends to use for each situation. Look for the link on our site “Essential Oils for Abundant Living” and take a free course on how to use essential oils. I have just completed the course and I have to tell you; it is awesome!
One of the uses of essential oils that I have used personally for years it a blend that is recommend for respiratory congestion. Even before I was introduced to essential oils, I used to use Vicks vapor rub in a steam distributor whenever I got a cold with respiratory congestion. Since then, I have found out that there can be problems using the old Vicks and that the specific essential oils blended in a diffuser is much more effective and much safer to use. Another thing about the “Essential Oils for Abundant Living” is that the course will help you discover some other blends that you may not even have thought of.
Another use for these wonderful essential oils is to help the kids calm down at bedtime and get off to sleep much easier. One of the blends that Dr. Z recommends is a mixture of Peppermint and Lavender essential oil in a diffuser and have it running a few minutes before the kids get into bed. As they come into the room, they immediately smell that wonderful scent of the essential oils and it begins to work physiologically as well as psychologically. The essential oils produce a chemical reaction in the brain that stimulates it to begin to produce hormones that help to calm. The psychological effect is interesting because it ties the scent that is detected with a memory of calming down. The two processes together are like magic in helping the kids calm and relax into sleep. It’s not too bad for adults either!
I want to encourage you to take another look at diffusing these wonderful essential oils for your healing, calming and relaxation. Not only do we carry an excellent quality of essential oils on this website, but we also offer some diffusers. They don’t have to be fancy or expensive to do the job well. I also want to encourage you to click on the link for “Essential Oils for Abundant Living” and take their excellent course to learn how to use essential oils better and in more ways. You will be amazed at the variety of applications in which we can use these beautiful essential oils for our health and wellness and enrich our lives for abundant living!
There is testimony after testimony from people using calming harp music to relieve the stresses of their days. We want to share some of these testimonies with you so that you can see how effective and wonderful this calming harp music is and how it could be used to bring calm into your home and office. As this beautiful music bathes the background atmosphere with calm and peace, many people are sharing how beneficial this calming harp music is to the routines of their lives. It is our aim to give you the encouragement and evidence you may need in order to bring this wonderful calming music into your lives and combat the stresses that we all face as we go through our daily commitments and activities.
I was playing my calming harp music one day in my mother’s hospital room. She would ask me to play one song and we would talk and then she would think of another song and I would play it, and so we passed the day. As the day shift ended and the PM shift came on, the morning nurse came in to talk with us before she left for home. She said, “When I came in this morning, the day looked like it was going to be terrible. As I started the shift, I braced myself for the onslaught many anticipated problems. But as you played, and that beautiful calming harp music wafted through the unit, the atmosphere was changed, and I have to tell you that this has been one of the best days of my career! Can you make sure you come tomorrow and play some more!?” That beautiful calming harp music had been responsible for a complete turnaround on that hospital unit and that nurse had recognized the change.
Another time we were visiting a friend in Virginia and as we talked through the day, I noticed that she had one of my CDs of calming harp music playing in the background. As the day progressed, I noted that the same song from the same calming harp music CD came around again and then once again later on. The third time, I asked my friend if she might not be getting a little tired of the same music repeating over and over. Her answer surprised me. She said, “Oh no, I play this beautiful calming harp music all through the day, every day! I have found that as this beautiful music plays in the background, my whole day goes so much better. No! I’m not tired of it.” I was amazed at her answer, but as time goes on, I have received many other testimonies with the same idea.
Another time, I was asked to play some calming harp music in the surgery suit while a friend of mine was having a surgical procedure. As the surgery proceeded, I played the harp using some of my calming harp compositions. The surgeon finally finished and told the staff that they could take my friend into recovery room. Then he turned to me and said, “But you stay here and keep playing that beautiful calming harp music. That music just settled me down and this surgery just went so well. Could I hire you to do this every day?” Of course, he was partly joking about the hiring, but he was serious about how this calming harp music had calmed his stress filled day.
This calming harp music has been used in massage rooms, birthing centers, hospital rooms, restaurants, wine tasting events, weddings, funerals, corporate retreats, fairs, churches, dialysis clinics, cars (while driving), emergency rooms, senior care facilities, Alzheimer care units, and so many other places. There is really no place that this calming harp music cannot be used. Testimonies I receive by email from all over the world never cease to amaze me about how this calming harp music is affecting the lives people. One of the strangest uses was one person who told me that now that she plays this music to her goats as she milked them, it was so much easier!
I want to invite you to experience this calming harp music for your self and see what it can do for you. If you go to the calming harp website: www.calmingharp.com you will find a playlist at the bottom of the home page and you can listen an extensive list of this calming harp music. If you like what you hear, then you can click on the “Marketplace” tab and find many of the CDs of this calming harp music that I offer there. You can also download mp3 files instantly. It is my firm belief that if you are seeking effective ways to reduce that stresses of your life, you will find this calming harp music a tremendous benefit to bring into your life and experience the calming and peace that many around the world are experiencing.
How to Relieve Allergic Reaction with Lavender Essential Oil
Better than Medicine and Natural too!
Essential Oils are proving to be great replacements for over the counter and prescription medications. As you gain confidence in these wonderful compounds you will find that you will turn to these essential oils instead of the pharmaceuticals for your health maintenance needs. Essential oils are natural and come to us from the Creator’s design, so they are safe and effective and have few if any side effects to worry about. By the time you finish reading this blog, you will be convinced that these oils are much safer to use, and I believe that you will begin to give your medicine cabinet a face lift with a whole new inventory!
Lavender essential oil is a powerful oil that has many uses. A case in point is the use of Lavender essential oil for addressing allergic reactions; either with respiratory symptoms or skin conditions. A great way to address skin rashes or itching is to use about 6 drops of Lavender oil in a 15cc of a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil. This will give you about a 2% solution that can be place in a small roll-on bottle (available through Amazon) and it can be applied as needed for the skin rash or itching. Always try a small area of skin first to make sure you respond well to the application.
For Respiratory situations like a cold or flu, the diffuser application works very well. In this case, it is good to blend Lavender essential oil with Peppermint and even Frankincense oils. There are many blend recipes available through a great website: https://naturallivingfamily.com which has excellent information about many different uses for essential oils. In order to use a diffuser, you place water up to the marked level and then add the drops of essential oils according to the recipe you are following. I use a diffuser to combat cold systems whenever I sense they are beginning to attack me, and I feel that the vapors from the diffuser and oils is so soothing and beneficial.
While we are talking about using a diffuser, I would also like to mention the use of essential oils for providing a relaxing atmosphere in the home or even in the classroom. I have a friend that was a principal at an elementary school that used to pass out diffusers and essential oils to all the teachers to provide a more relaxed classroom environment. She stated that she didn’t know what she would have done with out the calming effects of the essential oils wafting through the classrooms. The Lavender and Peppermint blend is excellent for diffusing in children’s bedrooms to calm them and help them drift off to sleep.
I didn’t realize it, but essential oils are used in no end of food preparations as flavor enhancers. Root beer manufacturers use Wintergreen essential oil to give the drink that specific flavor that most of us like. Other manufacturers use Orange, Lemon, Peppermint, Spearmint and many other essential oils to bring more flavor to their products. The food industry is responsible for consuming more than 50% of all essential oils produced. I wasn’t aware of Lavender being used in food preparations until we took a trip over to Tasmania and visited a Lavender farm that distilled fresh Lavender essential oil. They put Lavender in fudge, and it was delicious – ice cream too!
We have looked at ways to address allergic reactions with Lavender essential oil. We have also seen that Lavender essential oil is very useful for several other applications as well as different methods of application. Lavender essential oil also works very well when blended with other oils to address many different situations. It can be applied to the skin; it can be diffused into the air for several different effects, and it can be added to various foods for flavor enhancement. With all of these wonderful ways of using Lavender essential oil and many others, I challenge you to begin to change your medicine cabinet around from the caustic chemicals and pharmaceuticals that are currently in it and begin to add some of these beautiful, natural essential oils that will lead you on the path to health and wellness.
Who would have ever thought that you would pay more money for safe, good tasting drinking water than you do for fuel for your car? Today, as more and more toxins are being found in our water sources; as more and more municipal water supplies are adding chemicals like chlorine and fluorine which are not only toxic but make the water taste bad, many people are turning to buying bottled water as their source for good tasting drinking water. Many companies have sprung up over the past decades to supply good tasting drinking water in bottles that we can buy in the store, using spring water and glacier water as a source to mass produce this bottled water that many people buy by the case.
One of the big problems with using bottled water for your drinking water is the bottle itself. Most of these bottles are plastic or glass that end up in the land fill. There are many recycling programs that have been started to try and deal with this issue, but the problem remains. Every plastic bottle of drinking water that is purchased represents, first of all, a resource of petroleum that was needed to make the bottle or the energy that was required to make the glass. The next problem we run into is in storing those bottles somewhere until we decide to buy and drink this water. Then comes the third issue of what we do with the bottle once we have had the drinking water and the plastic or glass bottle is left.
There is a better solution to safe, beautiful tasting, drinking water. The Berkey company has developed an excellent filtration system that removes not only the toxins from the water but also removes the elements that make it taste bad. The Berkey drinking water is superior to other systems on the market because instead of forcing the water through the filters under pressure, it allows the water to flow through the filter by gravity. This allows the water to have a longer contact with the charcoal in the filter which in turn allows for more time for absorption of the toxins into the filter material. This produces a great tasting, clean drinking water for your consumption.
Besides the ecological problem with the plastic bottles, is the consideration of the convenience of having your own Berkey system set up at your home to provide great tasting drinking water at very low cost without having to go to the store frequently and storing the cases you buy there somewhere in your home. The Berkey filter system provides you with “on tap” pure drinking water that hardly requires any space in your home and is instantly available whenever you want or need it. If you were to do an analysis of how much cost and effort it too you to use bottled water versus a Berkey filter system, you would find that the Berkey system gives you wonderful drinking water at a fraction of the cost of the store-bought bottled water.
In summary, I believe I have shown how much more convenient the Berkey filter for drinking water is over the typical bottled water that so many people are using today. Not only does the Berkey system offer pure drinking water at a fraction of the cost of traditional bottled water, but it saves the environment from millions of cubic feet of land fill that are added to by the discarded plastic and glass bottles. The ease of use and small use of space of the Berkey system for drinking water should make it the top choice of anyone who is concerned with the quality of drinking water today. Let me challenge you to check out the details and then come to our www.thecalmingstore.com and order your Berkey system today. We even have small travel systems that you can take with wherever you go!
How to Relieve Stress with Beautiful Calming Harp Music
The Drug Free Way to Peace and Calm
If I could promise you that listening to calming harp music would help to relieve the stresses of your life, would you believe me? If I could tell you that your sleepless nights would be over by starting to listen to calming harp music, could you get excited about that? If I could promise that your kids would be so much easier to settle down at night if you would just play some calming harp music softly in the background as they went to bed, would you be willing to try that approach? I can tell you confidently that all of this is possible and actual because I receive multiple emails from around the world testifying to all of the above situations that I have proposed. People do have relieve from stress; people do start to sleep when they were insomniac before. Children do settle down and go right to sleep. This calming harp music has changed many peoples lives and I am continually astonished by the reports that I receive from thankful people singing the praises of this wonderful music.
When I was practicing as a Registered Nurse performing hemodialysis treatments as my specialty, I started taking in a small harp I had made and taught myself to play and offer calming harp music for my patients during the course of their treatment. As I would play the calming harp music, I would notice some very interesting physiological effects on my patient. Their blood pressure would come down. They would go to sleep when sleep had eluded them previously. Their oxygen saturations would increase. The pain medicine that hadn’t worked before, started working. The only difference was the calming harp music that I was playing for them.
Calming harp music has been proven scientifically to be just as, or even more so, than pharmaceutical preparations for preops and calming agitated patients in the hospital. A study was completed using a random selection of people who were scheduled for surgery and they were given an option of taking a pre-op medication or using calming music for at least 15 minutes before they went in to the surgery suite. Those who listened to the calming music actually scored higher than the medicated people on a test that had been developed to asses their stress level. In other words, the calming music was more effective for calming them down than the drugs that were offered.
One amazing story of how effective this calming harp music involves one person who wrote me that she was having a terrible time trying to sleep. She had been in an accident that had killed her husband and left her son brain damaged and she had to sleep with one eye open because her son would wonder out into a busy street at anytime during the night because he mostly didn’t sleep and was quite restless. As time wore on and she became more and more debilitated from lack of sleep, she was crying out one night for some kind of relief. As she states it; somehow, she found my website that has a playlist of calming harp music that I have recorded and she began to play the calming harp music, looping it for repeat throughout the night. She told me that has the music played, her son began to sleep, and because he slept, she was finally able to sleep. She later told me that he had been having frequent seizures up until then, but when she started playing the calming harp music every night, the seizures stopped.
Calming harp music has proven itself to be very effective in reducing stress and assisting in sleep for many people around the world. It has shown itself to be as effective or even more effective than medications for calming patients in the hospital setting and at home. With all the side effect of pharmaceuticals that are marketed today, a basic question comes to mind, “Why would you use these toxic, expensive chemicals with all their side effects when listening to calming harp music would achieve the desired effects without all the side effects and the cost of the pharmaceuticals?” I would challenge you today, to “taste and see” some of the free calming harp music I have on www.calmingharp.com and then once you have experienced the wonderful effects of reducing stress and inducing sleep, purchase some of the available CDs or MP3s for your listening library. We even have a 20% off sale going on right now until the end of the month, so hurry on over and never be the same!
One of these days I’m going to write something truly life changing, something people talk about for centuries as the thing that helped them take that shift in life to become the person they were meant to be. Until then this will have to do.
This is the end for me! No don’t worry, not like that, this is the end of procrastination, of living in fear of my past and living in fear of my future. This is the end of fearing to lose my hair, of having to work harder to stay healthy, learning to enjoy the green shit and embracing the time I have left to make my mark on this world. This is the end of anger, resentment and holding grudges, no longer can I hold on to the other people’s words and actions as a means of feeling some sort of vengeance where my anger to them only affects the one whom it is coming from.
More than anything in my life I want to find out where the “Rabbit hole” goes, to me the “Rabbit” hole signifies the beginning of endless possibility, the fear of the unknown, maybe you find the monster that terrorized you in your dreams as a child, but what if you actually found what you were looking for. What if what was waiting for you was your future? Not the future you have in front of you now, but the future you were made to have from before you were born.
I long for freedom, true un-spoiled freedom, pure and light/lite, forgiveness is step one to true freedom if you are bound up by all the anger and hate and resentment this world tries to pile on then one can never truly be free, not the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich. Letting go of all of that and the stress that goes along with it is step one of the journey, the reason Buddhist monks spend lifetimes seeking “Nirvana” is in my mind them seeking complete freedom, if one can free their mind they can free anything. What is it then that keeps our minds bound to the world we see? The answer for each person is different and personal, but for me I will say so much of it is fear to do that thing I know needs to be done. To sit at the base of the mountain and admire the view, knowing full well the view from the top is so much better, laziness is also a big part of the equation, procrastination, fooling myself in to believing I have to sacrifice who I am for the greater good of my family, which is a lie by the way.
The best thing anyone can do for themselves and their families is to be the best version of themselves regardless of short term pain, I believe freedom of the mind solves so many problems in society now days, there is happiness and joy in freedom, when joy takes over it is impossible to be angry and when it is impossible to be angry it is also impossible to lose your temper at children, family, friends, etc. Not everyone has to have the perfect set of circumstances in life, very few if any do, I think of the evil done in this world and I can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like going through some things we all hear and see.
But, in the end we all have a choice on how we want to live out the rest of our lives, I know this may be hard to hear, I’m going to say it anyways though, forgiveness doesn’t mean we have to let those people back in our life, forgiveness to me means setting ourselves free from hate and anger and resentment and everything else that goes along with it. It means taking the first step to being free and allowing good things back in our lives, so many times we may think that we are unworthy of being able to be free and I can tell you it is a lie the world tells to keep people from being free. I’ve come to believe that freedom has so many amazing aspects, but one of the most amazing is to no longer get caught up on those little things that divide people now days, can you imagine a world where we are so free that we actually get along again? Hate is a choice and so many times a result of not being able to forgive, forgiveness is also a choice and I can tell you right now that it is much easier to hate than to forgive and let love be the guide.
This is new territory for me, believe me, I’ve held on to all of these things for such a long time that I got used to carrying them and forgot they were there. Carrying around all that baggage, every time someone would say something I would react and right away dismiss them because I thought they were attacking those areas of pain in my life, all the while adding more baggage to what I was already carrying. Recently I’ve been writing what I am truly grateful for in life, at first it was hard, but after a little while I started to see how much I have to be grateful for, it completely took my focus from what I didn’t have to what I do and what I am grateful for now and what I will be grateful for in the future.
Life is about shifts, adapting to change and overcoming challenges, forgiveness, freedom, gratefulness, all of these are the foundation stones to living with true freedom in life, even if you think you have nothing, I promise there is always something to be grateful for.
I love you all, every one of you has the ability to become something special and achieve the greatness that resides within, a world of those truly free and reaching for their potential cannot be a bad place to live and I want to see it.
As I have spent much of my time introducing people to the wonderful effects of 528 Hz music from the harp, I would now like to introduce some other technologies that have proven to be beneficial to our bodies for health and wellbeing.