Thursday, August 28, 2014

20 Things the Rich Do Every Day

So what do the rich do every day that the poor don’t do?

Tom Corley, on his website RichHabitsInstitute.com, outlines a few of the differences between the habits of the rich and the poor:
1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble.
2. 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor do this.
3. 76% of wealthy exercise aerobically 4 days a week. 23% of poor do this.
4. 63% of wealthy listen to audio books during commute to work vs. 5% for poor people.
5. 81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% for poor.
6. 63% of wealthy parents make their children read 2 or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% for poor.
7. 70% of wealthy parents make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month vs. 3% for poor.
8. 80% of wealthy make Happy Birthday calls vs. 11% of poor
9. 67% of wealthy write down their goals vs. 17% for poor
10. 88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs 2% for poor.
11. 6% of wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69% for poor.
12. 79% of wealthy network 5 hours or more each month vs. 16% for poor.
13. 67% of wealthy watch 1 hour or less of TV. every day vs. 23% for poor
14. 6% of wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78% for poor.
15. 44% of wealthy wake up 3 hours before work starts vs.3% for poor.
16. 74% of wealthy teach good daily success habits to their children vs. 1% for poor.
17. 84% of wealthy believe good habits create opportunity luck vs. 4% for poor.
18. 76% of wealthy believe bad habits create detrimental luck vs. 9% for poor.
19. 86% of wealthy believe in life-long educational self-improvement vs. 5% for poor.
20. 86% of wealthy love to read vs. 26% for poor. Borrowed from Dave Ramsey

#30X3Challenge


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"We live in dark times." I've said it and you have probably thought it. So often we feel helpless to make a difference. The negativity can be overwhelming and it bleeds over onto Facebook. Most of us aren't in a position to impact the world on a grand scale. But we can impact the people around us. And if enough of us do that, together, we can impact the world.

Here's my challenge to you. Starting September 1,2014 for 30 days, type a blessing to 3 people per day on Facebook. That's it.

There are three main objectives to this "Challenge".

1. To bless and encourage our fellow travelers on this highway of life.

2. To be a light on Facebook instead of cursing the darkness.

3. To get into the habit of blessing people with our words.

These blessings can be expressions of appreciation, sincere compliments, affirmations, prophetic blessing, etc. It can be short or long, simple or elegant. That part doesn't matter. What matters is that it's sincere.

You can pick three people and give them each a blessing for 30 days. Or pick 90 people and give them each a blessing, 3 per day. Or whatever combination you wish. If possible do 3 per day, not 90 in one day. Catching up a day or two is fine, but stacking them all up misses part of the benefit.

Be public on Facebook with it if possible. (See objective #2.) If that's outside your comfort zone, do it anyway. (grin) You won't regret it in the end. If that absolutely isn't an option, but you would like to participate, join in and send private messages.

Feel free to invite as many people as you can to this event. You can do direct invites or share this event. Inviting throughout the event is fine too because joining in part ways through is just fine! Just jump in and get busy blessing people!

If 3 per day overwhelms you then commit to 1 per day. Or whatever works for you. Ideally you would commit to 3 per day for 30 days, but go with what works for you.

If you want to tag posts about this use #30x3Challenge as your hashtag.

Remember, this is about getting some blessings out there, not about beating anyone over the head for not meeting an arbitrary standard!

Are you in?

Share it on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/543774352416044

Thursday, July 25, 2013

HOME MADE MOSQUITO REPELLENT also for ANTS and FLEAS)



(And free from chemicals that poison the body)

Ingredients:

1/2 litre of alcohol
100 gram of whole cloves
100 ml of baby oil or similar (almond, sesame, chamomile, lavender, fennel etc)

Preparation:
Leave cloves to marinate in alcohol four days
Stir every morning and evening
After 4 days add the oil
It's now ready to use.

How to use:

Gently rub a few drops into the skin of the arms and legs.
Observe the mosquitoes fleeing the room.
Repels fleas on pets too.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Strong Enough To Bend Lyrics

There's a tree out in the backyard
That never has been broken by the wind
And the reason its still standing
It was strong enough to bend

For years, we have stayed together
As lovers and as friends
What we have will last forever
If we're strong enough to bend

When you say something that you can't take back
Big wind blows and you hear a little crack
When you say "Hey well I might be wrong"
You can sway with the wind till the storm is gone
Sway with the wind till the storm is gone

Like a tree out in the backyard
That never has been broken by the wind
Our love will last forever
If we're strong enough to bend

When you start thinkin' that you know it all
Big wind blows and a branch will fall
When you say "Hey this job takes two"
We can sway with the wind till the skies turn blue
Sway with the wind till the skies turn blue

Like a tree out in the backyard
That never has been broken by the wind
Our love will last forever if we're strong enough to bend
Our love will last forever if we're strong enough to bend.

Strong Enough To Bend - song by Tanya Tucker

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Whooping Cough


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Definition

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious disease which causes classic spasms (paroxysms) of uncontrollable coughing, followed by a sharp, high-pitched intake of air which creates the characteristic "whoop" of the disease's name.

Description

Whooping cough is caused by a bacteria called Bordatella pertussis. B. pertussis causes its most severe symptoms by attaching itself to those cells in the respiratory tract which have cilia. Cilia are small, hair-like projections that beat continuously, and serve to constantly sweep the respiratory tract clean of such debris as mucus, bacteria, viruses, and dead cells. When B. pertussis interferes with this normal, janitorial function, mucus and cellular debris accumulate and cause constant irritation to the respiratory tract, triggering coughing and increasing further mucus production.
Whooping cough is a disease which exists throughout the world. While people of any age can contract whooping cough, children under the age of two are at the highest risk for both the disease and for serious complications and death. Apparently, exposure to B. pertussisbacteria earlier in life gives a person some immunity against infection with it later on. Subsequent infections resemble the common cold.

Causes and symptoms

Whooping cough has four somewhat overlapping stages: incubation, catarrhal stage, paroxysmal stage, and convalescent stage.
An individual usually acquires B. pertussis by inhaling droplets infected with the bacteria coughed into the air by someone already suffering with the infection. Incubation is the symptomless period of seven to14 days after breathing in the B. pertussis bacteria, and during which the bacteria multiply and penetrate the lining tissues of the entire respiratory tract.
The catarrhal stage is often mistaken for an exceedingly heavy cold. The patient has teary eyes, sneezing, fatigue, poor appetite, and an extremely runny nose (rhinorrhea). This stage lasts about 10-14 days.
The paroxysmal stage, lasting two to four weeks, begins with the development of the characteristic whooping cough. Spasms of uncontrollable coughing, the "whooping" sound of the sharp inspiration of air, and vomiting are all hallmarks of this stage. The whoop is believed to occur due to inflammation and mucous which narrow the breathing tubes, causing the patient to struggle to get air into his/her lungs; the effort results in intense exhaustion. The paroxysms (spasms) can be induced by over activity, feeding, crying, or even overhearing someone else cough.
The mucus which is produced during the paroxysmal stage is thicker and more difficult to clear than the more watery mucus of the catarrhal stage, and the patient becomes increasingly exhausted attempting to clear the respiratory tract through coughing. Severely ill children may have great difficult maintaining the normal level of oxygen in their systems, and may appear somewhat blue after a paroxysm of coughing, due to the low oxygen content of their blood. Such children may also suffer from swelling and degeneration of the brain (encephalopathy), which is believed to be caused both by lack of oxygen to the brain during paroxysms, and also by bleeding into the brain caused by increased pressure during coughing. Seizures may result from decreased oxygen to the brain. Some children have such greatly increased abdominal pressure during coughing that hernias result (hernias are the abnormal protrusion of a loop of intestine through a weak area of muscle). Another complicating factor during this phase is the development of pneumonia from infection with another bacterial agent; the bacteria takes hold due to the patient's already-weakened condition.
If the patient survives the paroxysmal stage, recovery occurs gradually during the convalescent stage, usually taking about three to four weeks. However, spasms of coughing may continue to occur over a period of months, especially when a patient contracts a cold, or other respiratory infection.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis based just on the patient's symptoms is not particularly accurate, as the catarrhal stage may appear to be a heavy cold, a case of the flu, or a simple bronchitis. Other viruses and tuberculosis infections can cause symptoms similar to those found during the paroxysmal stage. The presence of a pertussis-like cough along with an increase of certain specific white blood cells (lymphocytes) is suggestive of pertussis (whooping cough). However, cough can occur from other pertussis-like viruses. The most accurate method of diagnosis is to culture (grow on a laboratory plate) the organisms obtained from swabbing mucus out of the nasopharynx (the breathing tube continuous with the nose). B. pertussis can then be identified by examining the culture under a microscope.

Treatment

Treatment with the antibiotic erythromycin is helpful only at very early stages of whooping cough, during incubation and early in the catarrhal stage. After the cilia and the cells bearing those cilia, are damaged, the process cannot be reversed. Such a patient will experience the full progression of whooping cough symptoms; symptoms will only improve when the old, damaged lining cells of the respiratory tract are replaced over time with new, healthy, cilia-bearing cells. However, treatment with erythromycin is still recommended, to decrease the likelihood of B. pertussis spreading. In fact, all members of the household where a patient with whooping cough lives should be treated with erythromycin to prevent the spread of B. pertussis throughout the community. The only other treatment is supportive, and involves careful monitoring of fluids to prevent dehydration, rest in a quiet, dark room to decrease paroxysms, and suctioning of mucus.

Prognosis

Just under 1% of all cases of whooping cough cause death. Children who die of whooping cough usually have one or more of the following three conditions present:
  • severe pneumonia, perhaps with accompanying encephalopathy
  • extreme weight loss, weakness, and metabolic abnormalities due to persistent vomiting during paroxysms of coughing
  • other pre-existing conditions, so that the patient is already in a relatively weak, vulnerable state (such conditions may include low birth weight babies, poor nutrition, infection with the measles virus, presence of other respiratory or gastrointestinal infections or diseases)

Prevention

The mainstay of prevention lies in programs similar to the mass immunization program in the United States which begins immunization inoculations when infants are two months old. The pertussis vaccine, most often given as one immunization together with diphtheria andtetanus, has greatly reduced the incidence of whooping cough. Unfortunately, there has been some concern about serious neurologic side effects from the vaccine itself. This concern led huge numbers of parents in England, Japan, and Sweden to avoid immunizing their children, which in turn has led to major epidemics of disease in those countries. However, several carefully constructed research studies have disproved the idea that the pertussis vaccine is the cause of neurologic damage. Furthermore, a newer formulation of the pertussis vaccine is available. Unlike the old whole cell pertussis vaccine, which is composed of the entire bacterial cell which has been deactivated (and therefore unable to cause infection), the newer acellular pertussis vaccine does not use a whole cell of the bacteria, but is made up of (between two and five) chemical components of the B. pertussis bacteria. The acellular pertussis vaccine appears to greatly reduce the risk of unpleasant reactions to the vaccine, including high fever and discomfort following vaccination.

Resources

Periodicals

Jenkinson, Douglas. "Natural Course of 500 Consecutive Casesof Whooping Cough: A General Practice Population Study." British Medical Journal310, no. 6975 (February 4, 1995): 299+.

Key terms

Cilia — Tiny, hair-like projections from a cell. In the respiratory tract, cilia beat constantly in order to move mucus and debris up and out of the respiratory tree, in order to protect the lung from infection or irritation by foreign bodies.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

For laughs!


Extreme clapping lessons!





Friday, March 8, 2013

6 Ways to Win at Swagbucks!



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6 ways to win Swagbucks points that can be exchanged for free stuff! My favorite way is to redeem my points and using 450 points will get you a $5 Amazon gift card; that I then use to buy stuff from Amazon that I really want!
www.swagbucks.com/refer/TinaJewel


1. First thing in the morning I get the daily poll out of my way! It doesn't take very much time at all to do it. 

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Under the Answer button in the drop down, click on Daily Polls, and click on the answer you want. The click on the Vote button. A pop up will tell you that you won 1 point. I do not do- the watch a video to get 2 more. It takes too much of my time!

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You can X out of the above winning notification and look and see how your vote coincided with the other people's votes if you'd like! 

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2. The second way to earn quickly is with the NOSO-

Go to the Discover tab  on the top bar, in the drop down, click on NOSO.

Click on the round red button that says Start Earning Now
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You will have several pages come up. You do not have to enter any of your information. (I encourage you not to or you will get alot of spam from these companies.) Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see Skip or See Next Offer like the pictures below show. 

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Click on those buttons and do the same on each new page until you come to a page similar to this below. Follow the directions to answer it. There is a hint to help you solve it on the bottom right if you need it. Click the Submit button.

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Then you will get a page notifying you that you won 2 points for doing the NOSO path. Takes just a few seconds to click through to the end!!

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3. You can get Swagbucks by searching for anything and it will randomly give you Swagbucks. Search first thing in the morning until you win, again around noon, and in the evening. I search for things when I'm waiting on the car's oil change, or for my husband to finish his shopping, etc.

Some people use it for anything they search online. I have found that name brand things starting with capital letters will quicker give me Swagbucks. Others say things written in a question form will give you Swagbucks. I will search for something on the web and then click images on the left for the same search. I will sometimes get Swagbucks for it in images and not in the web search! In the picture below I searched for fuzzy aloe socks and won 8 swagbucks!

A popup will pop up to let you know you earned Swagbucks but you need to enter a case sensitive word so they know you aren't a robot.

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Then the completed notification pops up!

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4. I also earn Swagbucks by friending Swagcodez on facebook and they will give you links of where to find Swagbucks in your Facebook News Feed. 

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In my Facebook News Feed was this link:

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and the link sent me here:

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Copy the Swag code and paste it in the Enter Swag Code box that drops down when you click on the wheel looking thing to the left of the green box that shows how many Swagbucks you have. In the top right of the blue bar.

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Or it could be one that sends you to the blog to get all of it like this one below:

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I clicked on the Blog link and it took me to the Swagbucks blog. Search through the writing for something that looks like this.

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Choose which one you want and copy and paste it into the drop down box when you click on the wheel looking thing to the left of the green box that shows how many Swagbucks you have. In the top right of the blue bar.

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5. The fifth way to earn Swagbucks is to watch the Swagbucks TV. Well, I don't have time to watch the videos so I just get one started, turn the computer volume off and let it play as I do my housework or other computer work.

My son will keep the Swagbucks TV going as he does school. Clicking on the next one as he is working. He just keeps the volume off so he doesn't have to listen to it!


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Every once in a while I click to that page and if the meter has moved up I click on the next video until I win points! Then I start it on another round of "watching"!

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You can only "watch" a video once in a day. If you've already viewed one, then this will pop up to tell you! 
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6. The final but easiest way to earn Swagbucks is by inviting your friends to sign up under your referral. You win matching Swagbucks per their Swagbucks for the first 1000 Swagbucks they win. You don't have to do any work!

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So here's my referral for you to sign up! 

http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/TinaJewel

You win Swagbucks points that can be exchanged for free stuff! My favorite way to redeem my points is for 450 points you can get $5 Amazon gift cards that I then use to buy stuff from Amazon that I really want! You can get stuff totally free this way! LOVE it!

(There are other ways to win by doing the Swagstakes but they use your points and just maybe you will win. I never do those as it's too much a gamble.
There are games to play too but not worth my time!)


10 Reasons Why You Should Drink Hot Lemon Water in the Morning



"10 Reasons Why You Should Drink Hot  Lemon Water in the Morning."

1. Boosts your immune system: Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds.  They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.

2. Balances pH: Drink lemon water everyday and you’ll reduce your body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around. Yes, lemon has citric acid but it does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.

3. Helps with weight loss:   Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet (see #2 ) lose weight faster.

4. Aids digestion:  Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation.

5. Is a diuretic: Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body, which helps purify it. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.

6. Clears skin:  The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well. It can actually be applied directly to scars to help reduce their appearance.

7. Freshens breath: Not only this, but it can help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. The citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should monitor this. I admit, I’m slightly worried about it.

8. Relieves respiratory problems: Warm lemon water helps get rid of chest infections and halt those pesky coughs. It’s thought to be helpful to people with asthma and allergies too.

9. Keeps you zen: Vitamin C is one of the first things depleted when you subject your mind and body to stress. As mentioned previously, lemons are chock full of vitamin C.

10. Helps kick the coffee habit:  After I have a glass of hot lemon water, I actually don’t crave coffee in the morning. This is weird, I can’t explain it, but I’ll take it.

The one thing I couldn’t find a concrete answer for is why the water has to be hot. Having studied Chinese Medicine, I can only assume that cold water likely provides a shock or stress factor to the body. It takes energy for your body to process cold and really hot water, believe it or not. I asked BluePrintCleanse how much lemon the recommend you put in your water. They suggested just a wedge or 1/8 of a lemon.

Tip:  Drink your warm lemon water in coffee cups that has coffee or tea stains.  The lemon water will help remove them.

Tip:  Grind the used lemon rinds in your garbage disposal to help deodorize it.

Read more @ http://lajollamom.com

1. Boosts your immune system: Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.

2. Balances pH: Drink lemon water everyday and you’ll reduce your body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around. Yes, lemon has citric acid but it does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.

3. Helps with weight loss: Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet (see #2 ) lose weight faster.

4. Aids digestion: Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation.

5. Is a diuretic: Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body, which helps purify it. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.

6. Clears skin: The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well. It can actually be applied directly to scars to help reduce their appearance.

7. Freshens breath: Not only this, but it can help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. The citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should monitor this. I admit, I’m slightly worried about it.

8. Relieves respiratory problems: Warm lemon water helps get rid of chest infections and halt those pesky coughs. It’s thought to be helpful to people with asthma and allergies too.

9. Keeps you zen: Vitamin C is one of the first things depleted when you subject your mind and body to stress. As mentioned previously, lemons are chock full of vitamin C.

10. Helps kick the coffee habit: After I have a glass of hot lemon water, I actually don’t crave coffee in the morning. This is weird, I can’t explain it, but I’ll take it.

The one thing I couldn’t find a concrete answer for is why the water has to be hot. Having studied Chinese Medicine, I can only assume that cold water likely provides a shock or stress factor to the body. It takes energy for your body to process cold and really hot water, believe it or not. I asked BluePrintCleanse how much lemon the recommend you put in your water. They suggested just a wedge or 1/8 of a lemon.

Tip: Drink your warm lemon water in coffee cups that has coffee or tea stains. The lemon water will help remove them.

Tip: Grind the used lemon rinds in your garbage disposal to help deodorize it.

Read more @ http://lajollamom.com/

Monday, January 14, 2013

Garlic and Cream Cheese Crackers

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Whenever it is cold or flu season and we want to help try to build up our immune systems, this is what we eat.
I mince about 3 raw garlic cloves and mix it with a fork into a third of a pack of cream cheese.
Spread on crackers and eat!
This evening I am drinking mint tea with it. If you have a hard time getting past the garlic and like V8 tomato juice, drinking tomato juice with the crackers will help cut the garlic flavor.

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Blessings! TinaJewel

Cold/Flu and Sore Throat? No Problem!

I'm  gonna have to try this for us! Found this from The Bulk Herb Store.

by Julie S. October 2006

Whenever we get hit by a bad cold/flu with sore throat, blocked sinus and heavy head and chest, we make up this tea. My mum also used to make it for us as children. It is refreshing, clears the head, breaks up mucous, and we have found it to be very helpful. It doesn't stop the process of healing but gives more strength and speed to our God-given healing processes.
Crush 1 - 2 cloves of garlic into a large heat resistant cup. Add the juice of one freshly squeezed lemon (also some rind too, if it is clean and organic). Then, add 1/2 teaspoon of ground powdered Ginger. Then, a pinch of Cayenne pepper, and to top it off, a tablespoon of honey. Add a cup of hot water, just off the boil, and drink the whole lot as soon as it is bearably cool enough. Within 20 minutes, go to bed and cover up. Let your body do the rest.
Often though, we make this up in a big glass jug, (multiply the ingredients accordingly and to taste) using chopped fresh garlic, and thinly sliced fresh ginger, plus the other ingredients, which settles and steeps on the bottom. We put the jug beside the bed and after sipping about 3 glasses while it is still hot/warm, it does wonders and is very soothing.
We have made it up and put it in a thermos flask too. This keeps it hot for whenever you want to drink it to relieve your symptoms.
If the kids ever have a bad chesty cough, we mix 1/2 lemon juice, with 1/4 teaspoon powdered Ginger, pinch ofCayenne (can be omitted if your child won't drink it) and honey to sweeten. Add very warm water to half a cup, and get them to drink it as needed. We have found this syrupy mix works well and the kids ask for it.
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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Candida Self-Test And How to Cure It

by Brenda Watson, C.T.

Based on information from the book,
“The Yeast Connection” by
Dr. William Crook M.D.

Section A - History
Circle the number next to the questions you answer “yes” to, then add up all the circled numbers and write the total on the line at the bottom.
1. Have you taken tetracycline (Sumycin®, Panmycin®, Vibramycin®, Minocin®, etc.) or other antibiotics for acne for 1 month or longer? 50
2. Have you at any time in your life, taken other “broad spectrum” antibiotics for respiratory, urinary or other infections for 2 months or longer, or for shorter periods, 4 or more times in a 1 year span? 50
3. Have you taken a broad spectrum antibiotic drug - even for 1 period? 6
4. Have you at any time in your life, been bothered by persistent prostatitis, vaginitis, or other problems affecting your reproductive organs? 25
5. Have you been pregnant... 
a) 2 or more times? 5
b) 1 time? 3
6. Have you taken birth control pills for...
a) more than 2 years? 15
b) 6 months to 2 years? 8
7. Have you taken prednisone, Decadron® or other cortisone-type drugs by mouth or inhalation... 
a) for more than 2 weeks? 15
b) for 2 weeks or less? 6
8. Does exposure to perfumes, insecticides, fabric shop odors, or other chemicals provoke...  
a) moderate to severe symptoms? 20
b) mild symptoms? 5
9. Are your symptoms worse on damp,muggy days or in moldy places? 20
10. If you have ever had athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch or other chronic fungus infections of the skin or nails, have such infections been... 
a) severe or persistent? 20
b) mild or moderate? 10
11. Do you crave sugar? 10
12. Do you crave breads? 10
13. Do you crave alcoholic beverages? 10
14. Does tobacco smoke really bother you? 10
Total Score for Section A:  __________

Section B - Major Symptoms
For each symptom that is present, write the appropriate number beside it.
• If a symptom is occasional or mild, score 3 points
• If a symptom is frequent or moderately severe, score 6 points
• If a symptom is severe and/or disabling, score 9 points
Total the scores for this section and record them on the line at the bottom of this section.
1.  Fatigue or lethargy
2.  Feeling of being “drained”
3.  Poor memory
4.  Feeling “spacey” or “unreal”
5.  Inability to make decisions
6.  Numbness, burning or tingling
7.  Insomnia
8.  Muscle aches
9.  Muscle weakness or paralysis
10. Pain and/or swelling in joints
11. Abdominal pain
12. Constipation
13. Diarrhea
14. Bloating, belching or intestinal gas
15. Troublesome vaginal burning, itching or discharge
16. Prostatitis
17. Impotence
18. Loss of sexual desire or feeling
19. Endometriosis or infertility
20. Cramps and/or other menstrual irregularities
21. Premenstrual tension 
22. Attacks of anxiety or crying
23. Cold hands or feet and/or chilliness
24. Shaking or irritability when hungry
Total Score for Section B:______

Section C - Minor Symptoms
For each symptom that is present, write the appropriate number beside it:
• If a symptom is occasional or mild, score 3 points
• If a symptom is frequent or moderately severe, score 6 points
• If a symptom is severe and/or disabling, score 9 points
Total the scores for this section and record them in the box at the bottom of this section.
1.  Drowsiness
2.  Irritability or jitteryness
3.  In-coordination
4.  Inability to concentrate
5.  Frequent mood swings
6.  Headaches
7.  Dizziness/loss of balance
8.  Pressure above ears...feeling of head swelling
9.  Tendency to bruise easily
10. Chronic rashes or itching
11. Psoriasis or recurrent hives
12. Indigestion or heartburn
13. Food sensitivity or intolerance
14. Mucus in stools
15. Rectal itching
16. Dry mouth or throat
17. Rash or blisters in mouth
18. Bad breath
19. Foot, hair or body odor not relieved by washing
20. Nasal congestion or post-nasal drip
21. Nasal itching 
22. Sore throat
23. Laryngitis, loss of voice
24. Cough or recurrent bronchitis
25. Pain or tightness in chest
26, Wheezing or shortness of breath
27. Urinary frequency, urgency or incontinence
28. Burning on urination
29. Spots in front of eyes or erratic vision
30. Burning or tearing of eyes
31. Recurrent infections or fluid in ears
32. Ear pain or deafness
Total Score for Section C:_________



Total Score Section A________

Total Score Section B________

Total Score Section C________

Grand Total Score___________


IF YOUR SCORE IS:  YOUR SYMPTOMS ARE:

180 (women) Almost certainly yeast connected

120 (women) Probably yeast connected

60 (women) Possibly yeast connected

below 60 (women) Probably not yeast connected



140 (men) Almost certainly yeast connected

90 (men) Probably yeast connected

40 (men) Possibly yeast connected
below 40 (men) 
 Probably not 

yeast connected

The total score will help you and your physician decide if your health problems are yeast connected. A comprehensive history and physical examination are also important. In addition, laboratory studies, x-rays, and other types of tests may also be appropriate. Scores for women will run higher, as 7 items in this questionnaire apply exclusively to women, while only 2 apply exclusively to men. If your total score for all three sections above was below 60 for a woman or below 40 for a man, then you are less likely to have a problem with candida. However, if you scored higher than this then you may wish to consider lifestyle and dietary changes, as well as a detoxification and cleansing program, all of which may help you feel healthy and more energetic.

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The best thing I have found to take away candida is Olive Leaf Extract. Truehope's worked best.  I have tried other brands but they never seemed to work! 

How should OLE be taken? What I learned from Truehope
This is the protocal they told us to follow when we called in and talked to one of their people who help you figure out what to take for each person's symptoms.

Start by taking 1 cap for three days, 2 caps for two days, and 3 caps for three days. Continue to increase by 1 cap every 3 days until you reach 6 caps per day. Take OLE with meals. Continue OLE at 6 daily for 2 months



∙ If really struggling (with die off) decrease temporarily or increase slower depending on severity.
∙ After 2.5 months; lower 1 capsule every 2 days until off.
∙ After 2.5 months begin rotating Caprylic Acid, Garlic and Grapefruit seed extract and OLE every 2 weeks.


The amount of "OLE" that you should take varies according to the reason you are taking it.

●     For maintenance of good health and increased energy 1-2 capsules daily.
●     For conditions of ill health 1-3 capsules three times a day.
●     Children ½ adult dosage 1 capsule three times a day.

Many people have reported good results from adding a capsule or two if they are exposed to germs or feel "run down" or "over tired.” Laboratory testing shows that OLE works best when taken shortly after exposure to a pathogen. So, staggering a few capsules throughout the day may work best (M.G. Soret, Anti microbial Agents and Chemotherapy: 160-166, 1969).

Drink Plenty of Good Pure Water!
When you are combating a particular problem with more than 1-2 capsules a day, be sure to drink enough good, pure water (Reverse Osmosis or Distilled). We recommend drinking 12-16oz of water for each capsule you take. Water helps the lymphatic system and flushes the kidneys. Drinking large quantities of water should prevent a detoxification overload (Herxheimer Response).

In a nut shell OLE combats the yeast in the whole body. Threelac is used as a defense mechanism to stop yeast in the digestive tract preventing it to become systemic.

The Best OLE I have found is from Truehope. Olive Leaf Extract

Truehope now recommends using their GreenBac instead of ThreeLac. I haven't had any experience with that.

ThreeLac

ThreeLac is the most effective candida defense product in the marketplace. This proprietary formula is teeming with live bacteria that start to work immediately to help rid the body of resilient candida organisms. You can expect results starting with day one!

The secret behind ThreeLac's effectiveness is the micro-encapsulation process that gets the candida-fighting live bacteria safely past the acidic environment in the stomach. These oxygen-friendly bacteria go to work "dining" on anaerobic problem organisms that your body does not need. An added benefit is that it helps to balance the body's pH, a favorable pH is instrumental in the management of candidiasis (yeast cannot survive)


Suggested Use
Take ThreeLac right before you eat a meal. Let each packet dissolve in your mouth and follow immediately with 4-6 ounces of water, then eat. Food acts as a buffer to assist ThreeLac in reaching the small intestine, where it helps your body rid itself of the candida parasites. For more severe candida infestations, you may want to take up to 5 packets to start (for the first 30 days). ThreeLac may be taken all at once prior to a meal or spread out among two to three meals. After 30 days you may then reduce to a maintenance amount of one to two packets per day to maintain body pH.

Once again we recommend drinking 8-12 glasses of water. Water helps the lymphatic system and flushes the kidneys. Drinking large quantities of water should prevent a detoxification overload (Herxheimer Response).

In a nut shell OLE combats the yeast in the whole body. Threelac is used as a defense mechanism to stop yeast in the digestive tract preventing it to become systemic.

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You can try this simple test to see if you have a yeast imbalance that ThreeLac may help with:  First thing in the morning, before you put ANYTHING in your mouth, get a clear glass.  Fill with water and work up a bit of saliva, then spit it into the glass of water. Check the water every 15 minutes or so for up to one hour.  If you have a problem that ThreeLac can help with, you will see strings (like legs) traveling down into the water from the saliva floating on the top, or “cloudy” saliva will sink to the bottom of the glass, or cloudy specks will seem to be suspended in the water.   If there are no strings and the saliva is still floating after at least one hour, you probably have candida under control. ThreeLac would then be used to maintain good bowel flora and proper pH.


Sunday, December 30, 2012

What Ever Happened to Just Doing The Right Thing?


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  I was in some private discussions lately that left me wondering a lot.... Whatever happened to just doing the right thing? It's almost as if we have become afraid of it somehow... afraid we will be, or be labeled, as self-righteous, or Pharisaical, or some other terrible malady will seize upon us, if we simply do the right thing.
    Conflict comes up between brothers in a church, over money issues in business. Tempers flare, words are spoken, lies get involved.... What ever happened to just DOING THE RIGHT THING? Give in. Let it go. Let the guy have the $$. It's only money, after all.  (1 Cor. 6:7)
    Husbands come crying because their wife is mistreating them. Wives come crying because their feelings are being hurt, or they are not being heard.  I realize these are often very, very painful situations. I also realize they cannot all be treated in blanket statements, because of the complexity of the situations. But it seems to me, one thing remains fairly constant- Do the right thing. As Emmerson Eggrich so powerfully points out in the book 'Love and Respect', each man will be asked one day, "Did you show self-crucifying love to your wife?" There is no exception clause there for what kind of woman she is. The wife will be asked, "Did you do whatever you need to do to make this man feel respected?" ...again, no exception clause for jerks. (Eph 5:33)
    The traffic gets jammed up, and people get all cranked up and pass on the left shoulder, etc etc. Why? Just do the right thing. I know it will make you late. So what? It's making me late too. And you going around and butting in, is wrong. Do the right thing. (Matt 7:12)
    Another homeless guy is sitting at the crossroad bumming quarters.... probably not being very honest with his sign. Do the right thing.
    A girl is all upset because her parents want her to dress a certain way, and she doesn't want to. So do the right thing already. So maybe your parents are old-fashioned and religious, stuck in a by-gone era. So what? If clothes can't keep you out of heaven, and we know for certain they can't get you in, then just do the right thing. ( Col 3:20)
    Disagreements arise in churches, between brothers and sisters. Tongues wag, emotions skyrocket, people begin to react far more out of the emotion of the moment than from reality of Eternity. " Which side shall I join? Who is RIGHT? Who is going to WIN?" we ask anxiously. All focus goes to the direct issue at hand. Relationships, and any value they might have before God, gets put on a back burner. We begin to be very selective about who is coming over for dinner, or who we sit beside in church. Being RIGHT is most important of all. Really? Whatever happened to doing the right thing? Like, having a conversation with someone we disagree with, and blessing them for things of Christ we see in their lives? Like,going out of our way to speak good and not evil? Like, believing in them even tho it is reasonably certain our trust is misplaced and we will be hurt? (1 Cor 13:4-6)
    " But Steve, you chust don't understand my situation!"
    No, I agree, I probably don't.. But the Spirit said clearly thru Paul that "it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing," (Gal 4:18) even tho Paul was making the point that those good things will not save you. When Jesus gave the  allegory of the wise man and the house on a rock, the ROCK He spoke of was hearing..... and DOING THE RIGHT THING. But I have to ask- Why is it that something rises up in this generation and screams at the simple notion of doing the right thing?
    " No religion," we parrot, "Only Jesus". Good. Please notice, however, that Jesus always did the right thing.... and if you would be a Disciple, then do the right thing.
     No amount of  "just doing the right thing" will bring you into a right standing before a Holy God. That standing comes only by faith in Christ Jesus, trusting Him and entering into His death and resurrection, being cleansed by His blood thru faith, having Christ in you. That is the gospel. That is the reality of Eternal Life.
    I am simply saying, if you have that Life, then do the right thing. What else do you want to do, the wrong thing?  Doing the right thing glorifies Christ (makes Him look good). The more difficult it is humanly speaking, the more it glorifies in the heavenlies. Doing the right thing keeps prayers from being hindered. Doing the right thing establishes righteousness on earth. Doing the right thing aligns your life with His Spirit. Doing the right thing strengthens relationships. Doing the right thing is redemptive. Doing the right thing is faith on display. Doing the right thing reflects Eternal life onto a fallen world. 
   And don't forget Kingdom economics...... Doing the right thing is the way we begin to understand. (John 7:17) If we determine to do the right thing, and do it, we will understand. Doing the right thing builds spiritual authority.
   This New Year- do the right thing.
By Steve Stutzman