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text 2019-03-08 12:53
THE LIFE YOU WERE MEANT TO HAVE – WHOLE BODY HEALTH

Unless you have an accident, this is the life you (if you are a human being reading these words) were pre-programmed to enjoy:

You were carried in the womb and born naturally through the vaginal canal to a healthy, loving mother who has all the necessary reserves and ingredients to create a healthy, happy child.

The requirements for rapid cell division in the womb such as nutrients, minerals, enzymes, fat-soluble vitamins, clean air, and water were present in ample amounts.  She has plenty of fats, vitamins, and minerals to provide a strong skeletal structure and a full, highly functional brain for you.

After about 9 months of full development the wondrous, awe-inspiring, joyful event of your birth occurs, naturally.  Your father is present at the birth, and his invaluable love and support bring strength to your mother creating a sense of peace during this crucial event.  As your birth begins, the cranial bones of your skull compress, so you may go through the birth canal.

Your journey through the birth canal coats you in your mother’s bacteria.  This first encounter with bacteria essentially creates the seeds of a healthy immune and nervous system.  You come out into the world, and the shock of leaving the loving warmth of your home inside your mother makes you cry.

This painful cry initiates your first breath, and opens your cranial bones and aligns the fascia of your body.  This is a major step towards a pain-free life.  Your father cries with joy, and can’t wait to hold you, but first, your mother cradles you, washes you, creating the all-important maternal bond.
This initial connection to your mother affirms that you are safe, and enveloped in love.  Maybe your first thought is, “Eh, not as good as her womb, but this goddess loves me, so, well enough.”  Your father holds you soon after, and you feel even more strength and security.  Your second thought might be, “This man is rough, feels strange compared to the maternal goddess.  Though he’s about 90% of her love, the other 10% is strength and authority.  He will protect me.  I respect and honor him.”

Up to your first 4 years, but at least 1, your mother breast feeds you.  Innately, you know her milk is perfectly designed.  It’s fully absorbable and takes no energy to digest.  Mother’s milk boosts your immune system with an incredible amount of enzymes and bacteria, providing you with a disease-free childhood; full of life-giving fats, minerals and nutrients everything is provided for perfect cellular division, thus you are growing bigger, and better every day.

Your digestive systems activate.  So you eat the animals and plants all around you that are converting the suns energy into usable nutrient and minerals.  Your childhood is free from major sickness and full of activity, sports, and laughter.  You are encouraged and loved by your parents.  They provide comfort and security.  You learn and are taught by them, and your strong community.

In childhood, you comprehend that you have amazing potential as an adult in life.  You develop beautiful straight teeth and a wide palate to hold them all.  You have no idea what a cavity is, and if you hear the word, you might think it’s a cave nearby to explore.  Your brain develops as you work out problems with imagination and the creative side of you is nurtured.  Your body and its cells perfectly utilize oxygen and the plentiful nutrients and minerals surrounding you, as you grow into healthy and functioning adulthood.

Your good cellular health provides tons of natural energy providing you a life full of motion as you constantly run, jump, swim, etc.  You’re fit, not small or large but perfectly proportionate according to the DNA your parents provided you.  Your posture is naturally straight.  Your skeletal system, brain, skin develop fulfilling your genetic potential.

No medication is ever necessary.

Your life emanates health and joy.  Kindness and love easily flow from you.  The opposite sex is attracted to your grace and energy.  You develop a healthy spirituality realizing the deep connection of your human relationships and imbued with a deep respect for the planets incredibly complex ecosystem.

You engage in a partner, and you become a loving, and fertile couple.  Sex is joyful and amazing.  Since your partner is probably as equally healthy as you, contraception is in congruence with the monthly cycles.  When you decide to reproduce, it is easy and without complication.

Your family life accomplishes the objects of your desire and cultivated will because you are strong, intelligent and fully capable at problem-solving.

You eat real food and never develop a taste for sugar, coffee, or junk food.  You don’t need excess medications, alcohol, or artificial ways of feeling good.

You get high on life.  Because of this, you get the best jobs, or better yet, create your own work and schedule, and make all the money you need and are generous and loving to others.

You rarely get sick, if ever.  You have little to no anxiety or depression though you cycle through normal human emotions.  Mostly, you’re just happy.

As you get older, your brain only grows sharper with wisdom and your body ages gracefully. You burden no one.  Actually, your friends and children argue over who gets to live with you as you are a joy to be around.  At 90-100 years of age, your body is pre-programmed to die quickly without pain.   You lived the life of what I call a golden god.  This is the life that is our birthright.

 

Source: www.wholebodyhealth.org
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text 2018-11-30 07:05
Cover Reveal - The Dating Alternative

 

The Dating Alternative
Jennifer Woodhull


Publication date: December 26th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

She’s so over dating. He wants to be her alternative.

 

Max has crushed on Brie for as long as he’s known her but the timing was never right. When he finds out they’re finally single at the same time, he’s poised to move from friend zone to serious dating… until he finds out she’s only looking for something physical. He offers his services in hopes she’ll come around.

 

Just when things are starting to go his way, a shocking turn of events snatches her from his grasp. Now he has to resurrect the life he thought he’d left behind to help the woman he’s falling in love with before it’s too late.

A sweet, funny, sexy romance, The Dating Alternative launches everywhere December 26th.

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo

 

 

 

 

Author Bio:

 

Jennifer Woodhull is based in the Southern United States, spending time in her second home of England, and traveling as often as she can. Her love of travel permeates her work, and her characters often find themselves exploring new and foreign surroundings.

A keen observer of human behavior, Jennifer often draws inspiration from something as simple as a fleeting connection, or the glimpse of a unique trait or characteristic. Her favorite place to write is on airplanes.

 

"The drone of the engine, the scores of people, all traveling to something or from something, and being disconnected from digital distractions are a combination that provide the perfect place to write," she says. "If you see a woman in seat 9F who is balancing her Macbook on her lap because it's time to close your tray table, please have patience. I'm just trying to finish one more sentence."

 

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review 2018-08-11 12:59
Magic Medicine
Magic Medicine: A Trip Through the Intoxicating History and Modern-Day Use of Psychedelic Plants and Substances - Cody Johnson

by Cody Johnson

 

I have to say that this is a bold book for both the author and the publisher. Most of the substances covered are things that have never and would never enter my body, but I found it interesting to read about them in such a straightforward way.

 

It's divided into four sections. Classical Psychedelics has things like Peyote, DMT, LSD and a few less familiar substances. Empathogenics covers MDA and MDNA (Ecstasy). Dissociative Psychedelics includes Ketamine, Salvia and Nitrous Oxide as well as one I never heard of called DMX. Unique Psychedelics covers Cannabis, which I wouldn't class as a psychedelic at all, and a few weird things like fish and sea sponges and mad honey. It appears to be the miscellaneous chapter.

 

The Introduction on the future of psychedelic medicine points out that many of these substances were invented for medicinal use, or in the case of natural substances like Cannabis and Peyote, used historically by Shamen. I hadn't known there was actually an organization called MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, that advocates proper research on psychedelics and is pushing to have them accepted into mainstream medicine.

 

The author is undeniably pro-psychedelics and I think even glosses over some of the down sides, but he cites research I've read about elsewhere of substances like MDMA being used successfully to treat PTSD and some forms of depression. The overall tone of the book is mostly scientific.

 

The history of where each substance came from and chemical compound information is covered, followed by a relation of what the experience is like, keeping in mind that such experiences are subjective. Famous names like Timothy Leary crop up in appropriate places as well as some lesser known names of researchers like Sasha Shulgin, who may be well known among those who study this subject but new to people like myself.

 

Therapeutic use of some substances is also explained as well as follow-on recreational use. The refreshing, no holds barred approach allows complete information regardless of legal status or morality police opinion.

 

Extensive references and index are included. The book would be appropriate to a medical library, though I found it very interesting for personal reading.

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review 2018-07-06 10:00
Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals Vol. 2
Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 2 - Jill Stansbury

by Dr. Jill Stansbury, ND

 

This is the second of a five volume set of herbal formularies, this one focusing on respiration and circulation. It starts with an introduction about honoring traditional knowledge, remembering that modern pharmacology came out of folkloric herbal medicine and most medicines are still refined from the same plants our ancestors used in raw form.

 

The book is well presented and reads like a serious book on medicine rather than the sort of airy-fairy new age stuff you often see about herbalism. There are three chapters within 184 pages of fascinating information, partially laid out in encyclopedic form. The first chapter is The Art of Herbal Formulation. This covers diagnosis, symptoms, and basically how to determine what herbs to use for a problem.

 

There is preventative advice like how to support vitality instead of opposing disease. The second chapter goes into creating formulas for the circulatory system. This includes what nutrients will support various biological processes and parts of the system. Some of the information like using cardio glycosides makes me think that a doctor's advice would be needed rather than self-treatment, but as a reference volume for someone in the medical profession it would be brilliant.

 

The drawing of various herbal plants add visual interest and are very well done. A lot of the herbal names are full Latin rather than common names, though the common names are included in the encyclopedic lists, so this is a book for serious study. Even if it gives me mental images of shelves lined with arcane bottles and a wisened old man with a long beard as apothocary!

 

The third chapter is on formulas for respiratory conditions. Like the second chapter, it explains the processes and follows with an encyclopedic list of relevant herbs. There is an appendix to compare scientific names to common names followed by another one to translate the common names to the Latin, then a glossary of therapeutic terms.

 

Unlike a lot of reference books, I think this one would be worth reading all through to familiarize the reader with the material, after which it would sit well on the shelf of a medical reference library. Someone with a formal medical education would probably already be familiar with most of the terms, but I found it all rather interesting.

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review 2018-06-23 19:02
Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted? Volume 0 by Jason Latour
Spider-Gwen Vol. 1: Most Wanted? - Marvel Comics

Title:  Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted? Volume 0

Author: Jason Latour

Artist: Robbi Rodriguez

Genre:  Action / Superheroes / Drama / Crime / Music


Year Published: 2015


Year Read:  11/11/2017

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Series: Spider-Gwen #0

Source:  Purchased

Content Rating:  Ages 15+ (Some Language and Violence)

 

 

Spider

Introduction: 

Wait a minute…Gwen Stacy is…SPIDER WOMAN!? And who ever heard of a graphic novel having a volume 0? 

Before you get confused about this (as I was), there was an event called “Spider-Verse” that might explain about all this (except that I haven’t read the “Spider-Verse” event yet, so that point might be moot at this time). Anyway, I have been hearing so many good things about the “Spider-Gwen” series that I had to give “Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted? Volume Zero” a shot and I must admit that I actually liked this graphic novel!

What is this story about? 

In this universe, it was Gwen Stacy who was bitten by a radioactive spider and possessed spider powers (not Peter Parker). It turns out that Peter Parker was bullied so much at school that one day he decided to transform himself into the lizard and went on a rampage throughout the city and ended up getting himself killed. Because of this, Gwen harbored a lot of guilt over what happened to Peter since Peter was doing all this to be like Gwen. After this tragic event, J. Jonah Jameson had caused the public to turn against Spider-Gwen by stating that she was responsible for Peter Parker’s death and Gwen ends up being on the run from the law, including from her father Captain Stacy (at least until she tells him who she really is). Now Gwen has to prove to the public that she did not kill Peter Parker and that she is a true hero while also avoiding the people after her including Frank Castle (A.K.A. The Punisher), the Vulture and Matt Murdock himself!

What I loved about this story: 

Jason Latour’s writing: Jason Latour’s writing was quite unique and interesting to read as this universe’s Gwen Stacy is one of the most interesting characters I had ever read! I loved the way that Jason Latour made Gwen Stacy into such a strong female protagonist as Gwen also cracks jokes like Spider-Man, but she can be moody at times due to her guilt over Peter’s death and I loved the way that Jason Latour wrote Gwen’s struggles with trying to cope with Peter’s death as it made Gwen into a truly relatable character. I also loved the fact that Gwen Stacy is involved in a rock band as it adds even more dimension to her character and I just loved the fact that we have a heroine who is into music! I also enjoyed the moments between Gwen and her father, Captain Stacy, as while it was quite intense due to Captain Stacy not wanting his daughter to get in danger, it was nice seeing how much Captain Stacy cares about his daughter and only wants what is best for her. Jason Latour also did an interesting job at giving us a Spider-Man universe where Gwen Stacy is Spider Woman as I never would have thought that Gwen Stacy of all people could become a superheroine. But, this version of Gwen Stacy is so well written that I actually loved the fact that Gwen Stacy makes an interesting Spider Woman!

Robbi Rodriguez’s artwork: Robbi Rodriguez’s artwork was quite creative to look at, especially Spider Gwen’s outfit! I just loved the reddish hues that cover the pages whenever Gwen is performing in her rock band as it makes those moments really stand out. But the best part of Robbi Rodriguez’s artwork is Spider-Gwen’s outfit! I think I have fallen in love with Spider-Gwen’s outfit since it is actually white and pink all over and it makes her look like a savior type being within the pages!

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What made me feel uncomfortable about this story: 

The reason why I gave this book a four-star rating was because I felt that the dialogue was a bit disjointed at times. I was not sure if it was because the dialogue was trying to use street slang to make the characters seem more modern or if it was the writing itself. I often had a difficult time trying to understand what the characters are actually saying due to how the dialogue is being written. Also, if you have not read “Spider-Verse,” chances are you will probably be confused about what is really going on in this book (although this is technically an alternate universe of the “Spider-Man” universe).

Final Thoughts: 

Overall, “Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted? Volume Zero” is a great graphic novel to read if you want to see a different take on Gwen Stacy!

Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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