Friday, May 2, 2014

Seed Germination and Space

 "Spirit of the Island II" by Allison L. Williams Hill

Dr. Jewel Pookrum was foremost in helping African-American women eliminate fibroids from their bodies by changing their diets.  She also understood that cells, when not exposed to stress, do not age.  I listened to this presentation on Pacifica Radio in New York several years ago. Dr. Pookrum also said she was not in favor of transporting seeds to germinate in other parts of the world.

I was looking at a vitamin supplement catalog and saw several juices for sale – Mangosteen,  Brazilian Acai, Tibetan Goji, and Noni.  There was an exotic juice that combined all of them.

Dr. Pookrum’s comment about transporting seeds from their place of origin came to mind.
What if the benefits used to sell the juice, based on historical use, are the result of energy of the place where the seeds germinated and the people who consumed it in that area?


I have grown food on my windowsill in New York and in containers in the British Virgin Islands.  It is obvious each area is different.  New York has a different climate than the Caribbean.  As each area has different criteria for produce, it stands to reason that the energy of each area compliments the criteria and would also be different.  I think it is possible that a product can be changed because the energy changes.

People in Hawaii who consume noni would have a different benefit than someone in New York.  People consuming Tibetan Goji in Tibet would have a different benefit than someone in San Diego.

A lot of the texts for these or other fruits claim to have had many years of use. A culture uses what is available and determines through trial and error how a plant or fruit can be used.   Any fruit or other product consumed for thousands of years by the people who lived in the vicinity of the raw material, would be associated with specific information.

I purchased Cho-Wa, the original Tiger Shogun formula,  because I was excited about the product.  Later I realized that a part of using it was the long, focused trek that people embarked on when they travelled to get to see the monk who created it.  All of them had in mind to get well while they traveled several hours to get to the mountain home of this person.    The instructions attempted to have the user approach a state of mind similar to the travelers.  It did not work for me; I still have 24 out of 30 packets in the cabinet.

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It is a little difficult to consume only the foods used here, in the British irgin Islands, where I am at this time, because the diet is cultural.  I do not eat fish heads, bull foot’s soup, souse, dumplings (literally flour and water only) etc.  I stopped consuming animal flesh in the 1980s.  I stopped consuming fish a couple of years prior to coming here.  I more than made up for that within the first year alone while living here. It is easy to eat the Standard American Diet (SAD) which I gave up because tourism is the main economic pillar and the territory does what it can to please overnight tourists; the United States is the largest market.

Consuming foods within the area where you are located is something to think about.   One diet based on distance does exist.  The 100 Mile Diet was the radius set for food from source or purchase to plate.

I quote directly from Tyee, home of the 100-Mile Diet:
“For the average American meal (and we assume the average Canadian meal is similar), World Watch reports that the ingredients typically travel between 2,500 and 4,000 kilometres (that’s 1,553 to 2,485 miles-ed.), a 25 percent increase from 1980 alone. This average meal uses up to 17 times more petroleum products, and increases carbon dioxide emissions by the same amount, compared to an entirely local meal.

“Let's translate that into the ecological footprint model devised by Dr. William Rees of UBC which measures how many planets'-worth of resources would be needed if everyone did the same. If you had an average North American lifestyle in every other way, from driving habits to the size of your house, by switching to a local diet you would save almost an entire planet's worth of resources (though you'd still be gobbling up seven earths).”
Sustainability was the reason for reducing the food choices James MacKinnon and Alisa Smith consumed.  It was built also on energy but not the kind to which I am referring.  This had to do with fossil fuels and pollution, green house effect, etc.


The USDA map above shows planting zones based on “average annual minimum temperature range” only.  Please visit the site  to more in-depth information about yours and any other area.    This does not come close to what I am proposing.  In fact, I have no idea what exactly I am proposing except that with just differences in location, temperature, sun energy, etc. there could be a measured difference in energy that contributes to food production and its affect on and in the food.  How could this be measured?  I need to determine what I am looking for and determine if there is a way to quantify it.  I think it is energy.  A tomato growing in California (zones 5b- 10b) may have a different energy level than one growing in Colorado (zones 4b-9b).

We all know how important soil is. That has been studied and the information is quantifiable.  However, we can see and feel soil.    We cannot feel what I am proposing.  Some may be able to sense or see it with the third eye.

Viktor Schauberger discussed the soil’s purple hymen that should not be penetrated with any metal that is not copper or copper plated.  Few people pay attention to this today. original date - 2011 include new ad for copper plated tools

As I develop this, I will write more.  It may go either way: there is something to reveal or I am talking in my hat.  I feel that there is.  It makes sense to me.




Allison L. Williams Hill is an artist; designer; planner; healer; integrative health coach, and inventor.  She shares her work and services through several web sites:


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A health coach (or health counselor) is a wellness guide and supportive mentor. Together, we’ll work to achieve your goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, food cravings, sleep and energy. Through working with me, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the foods and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health. 
I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that we look at how all areas of your life are connected and affected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
I lead workshops on nutrition, and offer individual and group health and nutrition counseling on weight management, emotional eating, self-image issues to professional women, caregivers, and healers.
I realized a dream to study at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and it changed my life.  Let me support you to change yours.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Men's Health: Top 10 Foods That Improve Your Hair

Having a full head of hair isn’t every man’s dream. In fact, some men embrace their baldness, but let’s face it: If you do have hair and want to stay looking as young as possible, then you probably want the hair on your head to be thick, lustrous and shiny.
While all the secrets to healthy hair haven’t been figured out, scientists have identified a handful of nutrients that relate to hair health in some way or another. Include foods with these nutrients in your diet, and you’ll be improving the chances of keeping your mane as full as ever.


Prunes
Aside from keeping your bowels running like a Porsche 911 Carrera S engine, prunes can also help improve your hair because they are one of very few non-meat sources of iron. Although it’s not exactly clear how iron helps hair, it is well known that individuals who are iron-deficient can experience profound changes to their hair including hair loss, dryness, thinning, stiffness, and discoloration.

Green peas
Although you don’t often see green peas labeled as a superfood, it might be a good time to start regarding them as such. It’s not that they’re teeming with antioxidants or any specific vitamin or mineral. No. On the contrary, green peas are instead very well balanced, offering a vast array of vitamins and minerals in reasonable amounts, including those that are important for healthy hair, like iron, zinc and B vitamins (deficiencies of these elements have been linked to unhealthy hair changes).
 
Shrimp
We already know that we should limit our red meats, but for men trying to build muscle, finding a protein replacement can be tough. Well, how about shrimp? Not only are these tiny crustaceans delicious served over pasta and red wine, but they’ll also help you keep your hair! Shrimp are an excellent source of vitamin B12, iron and zinc — key vitamins and minerals that you’ll need in your fight against hair loss.

Steel-cut oats
Like prunes, oats are loaded with more than enough fiber to help you maintain a healthy heart and bowels, but beyond fiber, oats are also jam-packed full of other important nutrients, like zinc, iron and omega-6 fatty acids. Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), omega-6 fatty acids are essential to normal skin, hair growth and development. Omega-6 fatty acids are also essential in the sense that they must be obtained from the diet — so don’t be afraid to throw down a nice big bowl of oatmeal now and again.

Kidney beans
Legumes like kidney beans have long been touted for their healthy-hair-promoting properties. Not only are they a great non-meat source of iron and zinc, but they’re also a great source of protein. Studies have shown that severe protein deficiency can lead to unhealthy hair or hair loss and thinning, more specifically. In fact, changes to hair were even considered as a means of identifying protein malnutrition in hospitalized patients back in the 1970s.

Walnuts
Pound for pound, walnuts are incredibly hair-friendly. Not only do walnuts have more omega-6 fatty acids than any other food, but they’re also full of zinc, iron, B vitamins (B1, B6 and B9), and plenty of protein. Of note, however, walnuts also contain a small trace of selenium, a mineral known to cause hair loss in people who are selenium-deficient or have way too much in their system.

Pumpkin seeds
Like walnuts, pumpkin seeds are loaded with all the nutrients that your hair could ever want, like protein, omega-6 fatty acids, zinc and iron. What’s even more exciting is that pumpkin seeds, like other seeds, can be easily combined with nuts for a delicious trail mix. Just throw together a handful of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds, and raisins in a bag, and you have yourself the perfect hair-revitalization snack!

Eggs
You’d probably never guess it, but eggs will put some hair on your chest (and they’ll help maintain the hair on your head, too). That’s because eggs contain major hair nutrients in large amounts. This includes protein, vitamin B12, iron, zinc, and even omega-6 fatty acids. Deficiencies in any of these have been linked to unhealthy hair. Eggs are also a rich source of biotin (vitamin B7), which is often prescribed alongside other medications to fight hair loss.
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Calf liver
No one ever said eating healthy was easy. Though you might not consider calf liver a necessary component of a well-balanced healthy-hair diet, it’s tough to ignore the fact that each ounce of liver gives you almost three times the daily requirement of vitamin B12, along with a hearty serving of biotin, other B vitamins, iron, zinc, and protein — many nutrients that promote healthy hair. So, next time you’re staring at the meat rack in your local grocery store, just remember that there were reasons your mom made you eat liver and onions besides as punishment.

Sardines
While you might find few things more disgusting than peeling back a tin of sardines only to catch the sight and smell of several small fish all lined in a row, some men actually welcome the taste of this smoky treat. Maybe it’s time you did, too. Not only do sardines come fully loaded with protein, iron, zinc, and an insane amount of vitamin B12, but sardines are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and the ever-important vitamin D, both of which have been linked to preventing hair loss in chemotherapy patients. When it comes to healthy hair, sardines are a man’s best friend.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/09/04/top-10-foods-that-improve-your-hair/#ixzz1XC2qdpY




Allison L. Williams Hill is an artist; designer; planner; healer; integrative health coach, and inventor.  She shares her work and services through several web sites:

 Metaphysical Services and Spiritual Art
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Registered Medium and Spiritual Counselor, Certified  Spiritual Healer, Church of Wisdom, and a member of the Holistic Healers/Healing Works Professional Association.


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I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that we look at how all areas of your life are connected and affected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
I lead workshops on nutrition, and offer individual and group health and nutrition counseling on weight management, emotional eating, self-image issues to professional women, caregivers, and healers.
I realized a dream to study at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and it changed my life.  Let me support you to change yours.

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Aging Hormone Production Question


From Thiery Hertoghe, MD's book The Hormone Solution: Stay Younger Longer:
"But the major cause of low hormone production with age is the inevitable aging of the glands themselves.  They simply get used up and worn out. They can no longer replace their own dead cells and waste products build up and get concentrated in the remaining cells, which, slows down their activity and reduces their effectiveness."1

I read this after my husband and I underwent extensive blood tests.  We both have lowered hormone levels and felt the corresponding changes.

Andropause and menopause are significant  life changes that, unfortunately, unless we remember a previous life where we lived long enough to experience this new change, this different way of life, is a ringer.

My experience could be summed up comically by walking at my usual fast clip pace, thennnn eyeeee sloooooow dooownnnn.  Actually my body does and I am puzzled because I have absolutely no idea why.

Dr. Hertoghe's idea to get a hormone profile of every person is a good one. As they age, a physician can easily track the differences and assist in returning the person to optimum health.

If low hormone production is due to gland aging and the result of that is the inability to replace accumulating dead cells, then why can't we clean the organ to support the gland's ability to produce at any age?

If the organ is allowed to rejuvenate, it should be able to build and eliminate.  The gland will hopefully resume its function because its efficiency has increased.

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Live Food to Provide Nutrients for Gland Rejuvenation

I first heard about Ann Wigmore, D.D.N.D. and living foods from Dr. Gary Null.
Ann Wigmore believed that allergies can lead to diseases like ulcers, lupus, obesity,colitus, etc.

Animal protein contains nucleo protein that breaks down into uric acid, a waste, that excessive amounts causes gout and other debilitating conditions. Plant protein is more easily digested than nucleo protein and does not cause debilIitating conditions.

Sprouted seeds contain higher amounts of Vitamin C, Niacin, and Riboflavin.
Lentil beans, radish, wheat, and mung beans can be sprouted and eaten raw to facilitate the highest and eaiest way to help a body heal itself.  Many tests have shown that live food such as sprouts do help reverse dis-ease and helps a body reverse the ravages of aging.

Another Live Food: Wheatgrass

Ann Wigmore used wheatgrass juice, a substance that has the exact molecular configuration as blood except, instead of iron in the center atom of a hemin blood molecule, chlorophyll has magnesium.

Wheatgrass doesn't permit any bacterial growth.  It contains "...over 100 elements including all minerals." Some are:
        •     Calcium
        •     Iron
        •     Phosphorus
        •     Potassium
        •     Sodium
        •     Sulfur
        •     Cobalt
        •     Zinc
Wheatgrass juice contains vitamins A, B, C, E, and K.  Wheatgrass juice is used in combination with fresh, organic produce to cure people of cancers who were diagnosed as terminal by allopathically trained physicians.  We thrive on enzymes and minerals.  Wheatgrass juice appears to have it all.

Footnote:
1. Hertoghe, Thiery, MD, The Hormone Solution: Stay Younger Longer: p. 19

 
Allison L. Williams Hill is an artist; designer; planner; healer; integrative health coach, and inventor.  She shares her work and services through several web sites:

 Metaphysical Services and Spiritual Art
"Do All Things In-Vesica"
Registered Medium and Spiritual Counselor, Certified  Spiritual Healer, Church of Wisdom, and a member of the Holistic Healers/Healing Works Professional Association.


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 Health Coach Services “Live fully…live well.”
A health coach (or health counselor) is a wellness guide and supportive mentor. Together, we’ll work to achieve your goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, food cravings, sleep and energy. Through working with me, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the foods and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.  
I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that we look at how all areas of your life are connected and affected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
I lead workshops on nutrition, and offer individual and group health and nutrition counseling on weight management, emotional eating, self-image issues to professional women, caregivers, and healers.
I realized a dream to study at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and it changed my life.  Let me support you to change yours.

Full Spectrum Living - “Live fully…live well.”

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Body Custodian explores what the internal systems look like as a result of habits.




Hill International Group "Service Flexibility Quality"

Reserve your place to watch the “How to Get 100 Customers in 100 Days” webinar.
Allison Williams Hill is a Local Internet Marketing Advisor.  With DotComSecrets, she is able to apply information to our sites above and to assist others to maximize their presence, online or offline, to attract more customers.

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