Health & Wellbeing

Sacred Tobacco: A Misunderstood Magic Wand - Joylin Hall

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GFP Note: We know there's a whole lot of controversy over the plant, and we'd like to point out that radioactive tobacco with poisonous additives is not the same as naturally grown tobacco. Tobacco is able to pull radioactive elements out of the soil, which means it's monumentally stupid to grow it with radioactive fertilizer, but that's exactly what happens. They use radioactive phosphate fertilizers, which are a cheap byproduct of Uranium mining. It's no mystery why people get cancer from radioactive smoke and having radioactive tar stuck in their lungs. We highly recommend growing your own, or getting it from a source you're sure doesn't use radioactive fertilizer.

Smoking is an extremely powerful spiritual/magical tool. However, since our human culture does not understand its metaphysical properties and how to use it beneficially, in addition to our having a highly corrupt corporate tobacco industry and a lot of really gross commercial "tobacco" that is seen by many as "normal," the harsh effects of this powerful tool misused have come to define for many people what tobacco just "does." (Something like under 25% of habitual tobacco smokers actually develop any smoking-related illnesses... something is making the difference between those that do and those that don't.) I want to bring light to how tobacco actually works in order to break down these destructive misunderstandings that are so damaging to people's health and relationship to the spirit of tobacco, so that you may partner with this amazing plant spirit and benefit from her many gifts.

I'd like to assemble the teachings I have been receiving from my spirit guides in the herbal kingdom, especially tobacco (others include cannabis, mullen, lavender, rose, sage, cedar, sweetgrass, etc.), who I collaborate with by smoking and smudging with them.

5 Health Benefits of Red Bush Tea

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Red bush tea, also known as rooibos tea, which literally means red bush, is an herb that grows from a small shrub which only thrives in a region near Cape Town, South Africa. Its health benefits have been valued in South Africa for centuries, but this sweet-tasting, healing tea is becoming increasing popular throughout the world.

Packed with powerful antioxidants

Red bush tea contains lots of powerful antioxidants, including quercetin, which is known to help protect against all sorts of illness and disease including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. In addition to this potent substance, it also contains a high concentration of two lesser known antioxidants, aspalathin and nothofagin.

These polyphenol antioxidants help fight free radicals which can help slow the aging process, reverse visible signs of aging and protect against disease. These compounds also offer nerve relaxing properties that may even reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Better digestion

As the tea contains a high level of flavonoids, particularly quercetin, this compound has the ability to encourage healthier digestion and supports the digestive system in a number of ways.

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Speaking the Language of the Body: How to Understand What Your Body is Trying to Tell You - The Healer's Journal

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HJ: The body speaks to us just as loudly as our thoughts, but we must learn to first interpret and understand what it is trying to say.  Typically, the language of the body is spoken through feelings and tactile sensations, some of which can be uncomfortable — especially when they are alerting us to a health challenge or something that is out of balance.  It’s extremely important not to immediately try to surpress or escape from these feelings but truly tune into what the deeper message might be.

By taking herbs or pharmaceuticals before understanding the deeper meaning of a symptom, we are effectively ignoring the communication pathways of our bodies.  Now, not all signals it sends are uncomfortable, but typically when they are we take notice.  Otherwise we tend to just get carried away in the pleasurable aspects of positive feelings.

In this world, everything we experience, be it signals from our body or the events and circumstances happening in our lives, are simply feedback on our internal state.  As a wise reader once commented, the universe is a ‘cosmic mirror’, reflecting back to us the sum total of our beliefs, thoughts, and decisions.  The body is no exception and therefore learning to ‘speak its language’ can quickly guide us to more deeply understanding ourselves at every level.  And, perhaps most importantly, correcting any imbalance if one exists there.

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GMO Labeling Law Victory in Vermont! - Organic Consumers Association

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FINLAND, Minn. – Today, by a vote of 28-2, the Vermont state Senate passed H.112, a bill to require mandatory labeling of foods sold in Vermont that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The bill also makes it illegal to call any food product containing GMOs “natural” or “all natural.” Unlike bills passed last year in Maine and Connecticut, which require four or five other states to pass GMO labeling laws before they can be enacted, Vermont’s law contains no “trigger” clauses, making it the first “clean” GMO labeling law in the country.

The bill now goes back to the House which is expected to agree to the Senate’s amendments, then to Gov. Peter Shumlin who is expected to sign it.

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What Are Allergies? - Secretly Healthy

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Allergy – causes and treatments.

-Allergy is an improperly functioning immune system.

The body of an allergic person reacts to certain substances in our environment that are otherwise not harmful.
Such substances are referred as allergens.
The reaction of the allergen usually creates inflammation, which causes various symptoms such as hay fever, eczema, asthma and many more.

What are Allergies

The mechanism of allergic reactions.

Antibodies protect person’s from viruses, bacteria and infection.

At allergic person’s immune system mistakenly recognizes the allergen as an enemy and begins to produce antibodies to defend against them.

Such antibodies, which are referred as immunoglobulin E (IgE) are binding to mast cells which are in abundance under the skin surface, the nose, the eyes, the lungs and gastrointestinal tract.

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Stop Resisting: Surrender to Your Body to Transform It and Your Life - The Unbounded Spirit

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“Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.” ~Eckhart Tolle

Most people don’t realize that your relationship with your body affects your entire life. Why? Because if you are fighting with your body, you are fighting with yourself. And if you are fighting with yourself, you are resisting what you truly desire in life.

I know too well what it feels like to fight with your body. I had the same fear as most people…

If I love my body as it is today, it will get worse. I will gain more weight. If I keep my constant attention on it, remind myself hourly how much I don’t like it, it will transform.

Sure sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Has anyone ever “hated themselves skinny” and had healthy, long lasting results? Or how about the opposite? Has anyone ever “loved themselves fat”? And I am not talking about the love you think you are giving yourself by eating a package of Oreo cookies. I am talking true, authentic love causing the body to gain massive amounts of weight.

And yet this is our fear: that if we were to love ourselves, love our bodies as they are in this moment, we would get worse. But remember, what you fight you strengthen.

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3 Reasons to Have More Plants in Your Home - The Unbounded Spirit

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Plants are a powerhouse of wellness for your home. They’ll provide you with a host of benefits, and they’ll make your house look great while doing it. I’ll admit, I’ve been kind of obsessed with this idea lately, and I think you’ll find the concept intriguing as well after learning about the myriad benefits they offer.

1. They purify your air.

You probably know that plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen; plants in your home are no exception. Oxygen affects every part of your body and mind, and making sure you get quality air is essential to your well-being.


New Study Shows Turmeric Helps Prevent Fluoride Induced Brain Damage

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A naturally occurring chemical in turmeric, curcumin, has recently been found to lessen the neurotoxic effects of fluoride. In a laboratory study using mice, it was found to have a significant effect in preventing fluoride-induced neurodegeneration (brain damage). A study a few years ago also found that curcumin is effective in stimulating the growth of new brain cells, so it looks like turmeric is something quite beneficial to your brain.

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8 vegetables that you can regrow again and again.

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You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room.


When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes.

How To Make Your Own Natural, Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent

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Government agencies and independent research institutions do not adequately evaluate the safety of numerous substances found in cleaning products, especially those cleaning your clothes. Synthetic chemicals are often flooding the wastewater with chemical residues that do nothing but harm to the environment. There are many ways to make your own laundry detergent but not all formulas are non-toxic. For example borax, a popular do-it-yourself laundry detergent additive is quite toxic to humans. Check out this very simple and non-toxic recipe for a natural liquid laundry detergent.

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