Healthy Hair DIY

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Who wants unhealthy hair. No shine, split ends, hair breakage, hair loss, etc. No one, right? Here are some tips on getting and keeping the hair on your head healthy:

Poor nutrition can really be felt throughout your whole body, including your hair. If you are not eating the right food, your hair can be affected. The good news is some easy changes can improve your hair health!

Fatty acids: Omega-3 will nourish and protect your hair, help in regrowth, and add shine. Wild-caught Salmon has lots of omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, and Norweigian Cod Liver Oil are all healthy choices for fatty acids.

Iron and Protein: If you’re short on protein, your hair’s health will be poor. The same with Iron. Iron deficiency can cause hair loss in some people. Get both from Beef, chicken , fish, eggs, beans, lentils, nuts, and grains.

Vitamin Types B: Vitamin B supports healthy hair. It creates red blood cells, which of course carry oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. You can find B6 in Bananas and potatoes. B12 in meat and dairy products. There is a great supplement also called Super 8 Tablets by YL.

Folic Acid: It also helps maintain healthy hair. Folic acid can be found in citrus fruits and tomatoes.

Some Trace minerals: Such as iron (already mentioned), chromium, copper, zinc, iodine, selenium, and manganese. The best way to get these is through a good quality multi-vitamin.

A good overall healthy diet will help keep your hair and the rest of you healthy.

If you can’t figure out what your deficiencies are, you can get a blood test that should help spot what they may be so you can correct any part of your diet that may be lacking.

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Brain Health A Growing Concern

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**23% of adults (26% age 50-73, and 36% age 74 and over) regularly take at least one supplement for brain health.

Overall, about 90 million people take brain-health related supplements. I can only imagine this amount will increase as Baby Boomers get older.

The following are some of the supplements that are taken:

Fish oil

Omega-3

Turmeric/Curcumin

Green tea

Fish oil for brain health

Coenzyme Q10

Proprietary brain health supplements

Ginkgo Biloba

Caffeine supplements

Flavanols/cocoa

Now one of the things in the list is “Fish oil”. I’m not sure exactly what they mean, as that can be a broad range of things. From my personal studies, I’d like to suggest:

  1. Wild Norwegian Cod Liver Oil made by Carlson. (I found mine at Whole Foods). According to the Supplement Facts, it has 1,100 mg of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, 500mg of DHA and 400 mg of EPA. Also, it shows that Vitamin D level is 50% of your DV (Daily Value). Most of us lack vitamin D and it is very important to have your DV of vitamin D for your body. See WebMD for the benefits of Vitamin D. It also has 45%DV of Vitamin A. The Great Physician’s Rx book by Jordan Rubin also talks about how we need one to three teaspoons of Cod Liver Oil a day. Another book I referenced that is in my personal library is called “Having Our Say The Delany Sisters First One Hundred Years.” You guessed it, one of the things they took every day was a teaspoon of Cod Liver Oil.

2. The other product I’m going to suggest wasn’t around when the Delany sisters were alive, or when Jordan Rubin’s book referenced above was written is a product by Young Living Essential oils called Mind Wise. Besides some great ingredients, you can find in other supplements, you will find they infuse Theapudic Essential Oils into this product which can be highly beneficial for your body and brain. You’ll want to click on the link and read about it on their website and consider getting it along with my other suggestion of Wild Norwegian Cod Liver Oil.

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** According to June 2019 ARP’s AARP/Ipsos, Brain Healthy and Dietary Supplement Survey.

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Bleak Health Outcomes From Added Sugars in Infants & Toddlers

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61% of infants and almost 98% of all toddlers consumed added sugars in their average daily diets, mainly from flavored yogurts (for the infants) and fruit drinks (for the toddlers) per a study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Infants= 6-11 months

Toddlers= 12-23 months

Previous research into the diets of children, over two years old associated sugar consumptions with the developments of cavities, asthma, obesity, elevated blood pressure, and altered lipid profiles.

Health organizations in the U.S. promulgate guidelines that recommend limiting sugar intake to 9 teaspoons (tsp) or less for adult men, and 6 tsp or less for adult women and children between 2 and 19.

The top food sources of added sugars for infants included yogurt, baby snacks and sweets, and sweet bakery products. For toddlers, the top sources included fruit drinks, sweet baked products, and sugar, and candy.

Parents should be paying attention to added sugars in the foods chosen when weaning their infants.

In the U.S. the federal requirement has mandated that added sugar content of a food or beverage be listed on the Nutrition Facts labels as of January 2020. So parents read those labels, it could mean a world of difference in your children’s health.

I wrote this blog post because when I was growing up there were no Nutrition Facts labels for my mom to read when grocery shopping. I had six cavities by the time I was 8 years of age. Talk about trama in getting them taken care of at the dentist. I even had one baby tooth pulled because it was too far gone and it was a baby tooth. Apparently the dentist that pulled my tooth didn’t make sure I was numb enough, because I felt it. I mean felt it as in I screamed when he pulled it! Both of these factors lead to adulthood of hating dentists so I didn’t go to any dentists for quite a few years and becoming overweight and then obese because I was so used to eating sweets. Even today at 55 years of age, I struggle with eating healthy consistently and working hard to get to my ideal body weight. So please, parents; start your kids out on the right path to health. They will be grateful for it when they are adults.

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Too Many Zits On Your Face? Try These Tips

First, let’s look at what can cause pimples:

Bacteria in your skin, inflammation caused by bacteria, enlarged oil glands, and hormones.

Problem: Hormones causing pimples: Foods that have been injected with hormones. Also possibly IUDs can affect hormones.

Solution: Eat farm-raised organic foods only. Removed IUDs and try a different method of birth control instead.

Problem: Inflammation because of stress: Being stressed long periods of time can cause cortisol which triggers inflammation that leads to flare-ups.

Solution: Learn to deal with stress better. Breathing exercises can help, or if possible different surroundings may be in order.

Problem: Air Pollution: Debris in the air can sit on your face causing your pores to clog which causes zits.

Solution: Block it by using a skincare product that has vitamin C.

Problem: Overuse of beauty products.

Solution: Use beauty products sparingly and use natural mineral-based beauty products such as Savvy Minerals by YL.

Problem: Your diet: Eating sugary junk and things like French fries (bummer) and certain dairy products.

Solution: Try drinking hormone-free milk. I suggest organic grass-fed unpasteurized milk. And skip the junk food and eat natural things that are sweet instead, like honey, or organic dried figs which are as sweet as candy but no processed sugar added.

My daughter who has tried several products swears by the Korean 10 step method to clear facial skin. It has worked for her. Plus I have noticed she is eating a lot healthier which makes a big difference.

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Sneezing Your Head Off

United Nations COVID-19 Response@unitednations

The World Allergy Organization reports that the prevalence of allergies has risen in industrialized countries over the past 50 years. In 2018 more than 19 million adults in the U.S. were diagnosed with hay fever (also known as allergic rhinitis) according to the CDC. Why? According to some Doctors, it’s because the World is warming up, so that leads to longer allergy seasons.

The truth is Allergists don’t yet know why some people are affected by constant exposure to a potential allergen while others aren’t.

Many articles will say to just take Over The Counter (OTC) medication which can squelch symptoms.

Here are some suggestions other than OTC medications you can incorporate into your life.

  • When going into your home, leave your shoes at the entrance. Besides pollen, you’ll keep your place safe from other substances such as soil and fecal matter out of your place. It will also help keep your carpet cleaner longer.
  • Don’t use manufactured fragrances. Even though fragrance reactions are considered sensitivities that are different from allergies, they can stick in your nasal passages and cause irritation. Look for products with packaging that says 100 percent natural. Or make your own fragrance using 100% pure essential oils. For men, I suggest an essential oil by YL called Valor. For women, you could try the essential oil called Joy essential oil blend. Or put a combination of single oils together and make your own natural scent.
  • Stop using any shampoo and cosmetics that contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Also, Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), a related detergent used in cosmetics, is a skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant and toxic to aquatic organisms. **
  • Use unscented soap and shampoo.
  • Build up your immune system with healthy eating and supplements. I enjoy drinking two ounces of Ningxia Red each morning to help fortify my body.
  • Change your air conditioner filters every 6 months.
  • Keep your home windows closed if you live in a polluted city but when the wind blows it all out, open your windows up and let some fresh air in, and inside pollution out.
  • When you arrive home, take a shower and change clothes.

I hope these tips help you overcome sneezing your head off. While I am not a Doctor and this is not any type of medical advice, I have shared with you the practices I live by daily in my own life and it has benefited me.

** https://davidsuzuki.org/queen-of-green/dirty-dozen-sodium-laureth-sulfate/

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Germs! Something We Have A Lot of Control Of Actually

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I’m currently reading a book entitled The Great Physicians Rx Health & Wellness. Seven Keys to unlock your health potential by Jordan Rubin. It was written in 2005.

In the section where he talks about hygiene, he makes some very pointed observations that we need to really take heed to today, considering the Coronavirus and beyond.

In the book, he mentions Hand-to-face contact happens dozens, if not hundreds, of times a day. (I can relate, how about you?) The areas underneath the fingernails no matter how short you keep your nails is a place that germs love to hide. (90% of germs on the hands hide under the fingernails). An Australian scientist by the name of Kenneth Seaton, Ph.D., who discovered that ear, nose, and throat problems-which represent 80% of visits to doctor’ offices were linked to people touching their noses, eyes, mouths, and skin with dirty fingernails throughout the day. Dr. Seaton coined the phrase: “Germs don’t fly; they hitchhike. He believed that germs were more likely to be spread with hand contact as opposed to airborne exposure. He tested his theory by giving a survey: (This is an incredibly revealing survey!):

10 Healthy people and 10 people suffering from an active virus were put into a room for 8 hours together. The one rule: No physical contact. At the end of the day, the 10 healthy people were tested. Only two became infected. He then repeated the test with 10 healthy people and 10 sick people put into the same room together and this time were allowed physical contact. After 8 hours, the healthy people were tested and how many do you think were infected? Yep, all 10 healthy people were infected through physical contact.

When your hands have germs on them, as you are touching your face, rubbing your eyes and touching your mouth and nose with your hands and fingers, it’s how many germs are contacted and pass to the inside of your body.

Check this survey out! In 2003, the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was part of a survey and sponsored by the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) observed 7,541 people in a public restroom at airports in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, and Toronto. 31% of males did not wash their hands in Dallas. JFK 37% didn’t wash their hands, and O-Hare 38% didn’t wash their hands after using the restroom. Canadian guys were the cleanest: 95% washed their hands after going to the bathroom. If you lump them together, 26% of males bypassed the washbasin.

Women: 22 JFK, 15% O’Hare, and in San Franciso 41% of women left the bathroom stalls without washing their hands and headed straight for the gates! 97% washed up at Toronto International. So, in total 17% of women didn’t wash their hands after going to the bathroom. Incredible isn’t it?!

While germs may not necessarily lead to disease, they can lower your immune system, and that is something that we want to avoid, especially when there is a virus going around, currently the Coronavirus. We all need healthy immune systems that can work as effectively as possible. Something as simple as washing your hands is one way to keep our hands from spreading germs to ourselves and others. At home, I use Thieves Foaming hand soap. Foaming soap to make sure I’m using something while not anti-bacteria (which can put your body out of balance with good germs) does work really well with getting your hands and under the nails, clean, (see picture above in getting soap underneath the nails) since Thieves Foaming hand soap is a combination of soap and the pure essential oils that Thieves is made up of. Away from home, you can take with you either Thieves Hand Purification (currently out of stock at this writing) or Thieves wipes. You can also use Thieves toothpaste for a refreshing way to brush without toxic chemicals in your toothpaste. I prefer AromaBright Thieves Tooth Paste.

Lately, when I’ve gone to the grocery store during the Coronavirus, we are required to wear facemasks in the State of PA and when we get to the shopping cart area, there is an attendant there that sprays the grocery cart handle and wipes it down for us before allow us to get a cart, which is terrific because according to the book The Great Physician’s Rx for Health and Wellness shopping carts are repositories of bacteria, carrying 1.4 million bacteria per square inch, which is 1000 times more than on a toilet seat! Publix and Albertson’s supermarkets in Florida place containers of free disinfectant wipes at store entrances so that customers can wipe down their cart handles before grabbing a cart. Now, remember this book was written in 2005! Looks like wiping down shopping carts will be the new norm from now on, or at least I hope it will be (it will be for me anyhow) now knowing how much bacteria can be found on one! According to this book Chuck Gerba, a University of Arizona environmental microbiology professor says that 80% of infections, from cold and flu viruses to food-borne diseases, are spread through contact with hands and surfaces. “Since bacteria, viruses, and other germs can survive up to three days on some surfaces, grocery-cart handles can be one of the worst places to pick up germs.

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Mushrooms May Help Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

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Results from a large, long-term cohort study of more than 36,000 Japanese men suggested an association between eating mushrooms and a lower risk of prostate cancer. Publishing source: International Journal of Cancer.

Mushrooms are widely used in Asia, both for their nutritional value and medicinal properties.

Note: Even though the study shows a consumption of mushrooms may reduce the risk of prostate cancer, eating a healthy and balanced diet is much more important than filling your shopping cart with mushrooms.

Of the participants: 3.3% developed prostate cancer during the follow-up period. Participants who consumed mushrooms once or twice a week had an 8% lower risk of developing prostate cancer, compared to those who ate mushrooms less than once per week, while those who consumed mushrooms three or more times per week had a 17% lower risk than those who ate mushrooms less than once a week.

Mushrooms are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, especially L-ergothioneine- which is believed to mitigate against oxidative stress, a cellular imbalance resulting from poor diet and lifestyle choices and exposure to environmental toxins that can lead to chronic inflammation that is responsible for chronic diseases such as cancer.

May your days be filled with good health, good friends, good food, and most of all; much love,

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Dr. Oz talks about the Corona Virus

Concerning the Corona Virus: “What you want to do is enhance the body’s immune response. There are no quick cures. “ -Dr. Mehmet Oz https://video.foxnews.com/v/6139888702001#sp=show-clips

So according to well know Dr. Oz “What you want to do is enhance the body’s immune response.” How? This is what I’m doing:

Eating healthy foods and avoiding foods and oils, and drinks that would reduce your immune response such as junk foods that have no real food value. Cooking oils such as Extra Virgin Olive oil, Avacado oil, those that have healthy fats in them, are the oils you want to use, avoiding ones that do not have healthy fats. Avoid drinking alcoholic drinks or at least keep it moderate.

Drinking Ningxia Red that has lots of antioxidants. The same with Pomegranate juice which Ningxia Red has but not the amount that you need daily, so drink both.

Vitamin C (Super C from Young Living if you can afford it). And if not, eat lots of things that have Vitamin C in them every day.

Diffusing certain pure essential oils such as Purification or Thieves in your home.

Getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night to renew your body and mind property.

Of course, washing your hands. Remember it takes 20 seconds of washing with soap and water to disinfect from germs. (Yes I do count when washing my hands with soap).

I also wash my hands with Thieves Foaming soap, which I love and feel it does a great job in getting my hands clean after using the restroom especially.

Another thing I do from time to time is put Thieves Essential oil cut with extra virgin olive oil on my bottom of my feet before leaving home.

Do I have any guarantee that any of this will work in keeping the Coronavirus away? Nope, I don’t, and I’m not trying to say it will. But I do feel all these measures are beneficial for my health, Coronavirus or not.

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Reasons to Exercise According to Gods Word

When we are Christians living for God, we want to glorify Him in all we do, including taking care of the Holy Temple (our body that the Holy Spirit resides in).

two women doing push up

Here are 4 helpful reasons to exercise according to His word:

  1. We glory God by taking care of our body: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Romans 12:1 There, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. This is your true and proper worship.

2. Focus on physical fitness, but first spiritual: 1 Tim 4:8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

3. Our Bodies are a part of Christ’s body: 1 Corinthians 6:15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never!

4. Discipline for yourself: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.

I know it’s hard to get into the habit of giving glory to God with our bodies, but I believe both you and I can do it. And you know what they say, “If you fail, get up and try again.”

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I Started Sneezing My Head off…a sure sign. Here’s what I did

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It’s that time a year, especially it seems for me a cycle where my body likes to go down hill so to speak around the January/February months.

Last night for no reason I started sneezing over and over. After a couple of hours of this I felt my throat getting scratchy too. Ah oh. I knew what all of these symptoms meant.

So, Here’s what I did and what I’ll be doing daily too.

First of all I had my wife chop off a little Ginger root and pound it some and boil it in water. She made a tea out of it by pouring the Ginger root water and added a little honey. This tea is powerfully good!

Then I took some Thieves essential oil and cut it with some virgin olive oil and rubbed it into the bottom of my feet. After that I put a little Purification essential oil under my nose and then took a Super C vitamin and then went to bed.

Today I woke up feeling great and no more sneezing. Also today I read about the Corona Virus that WHO declares it a Global Health Emergency. A friend messages me also and tells me the media is covering up the number of deaths that’s actually happening in China. I don’t know…I hope not.

So, for my well being, I’m going to buy one more cold difuser for my essential oils and start difusing Thieves and at other times Purification and claiming God’s word:

There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. -Psalm 91:10.

All these things makes me feel good. Will they work? I believe God’s word true, and I also believe He gives me wisdom to handle situations in my life. Wisdom and knowledge goes a long ways too, so I am bound to use what I know for my own well being and the well being of my family.

Oh and one more thing, I’m out of the Ningxia Red drink. I’ll be getting and drinking more of that too to help fortify my body.

Of course you are free to do what you want to do. But now you know what I’m doing.

Blessings to you and yours,

Dexter D. Black

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