Love Holds the House Advantage

February is American Heart Health month and what makes a heart healthier than being full of love? Ancient civilizations believed the heart was the seat of the brain. Choosing to think loving thoughts permeates my feelings, my decisions and ultimately my actions. The result of such a choice is not only a boomerang of love coming back to me but also a mathematical law of operations that I equate with the ‘house advantage’.

Suppose you walk into a casino and at that very moment someone wins the “jack-pot”, you might think to yourself, gee I should become a gambler too for it seems to pay-off. But probability proves the odds are against it and if you play long enough, you’ll loose everything.

Life is like a casino where the house, or universal truths, holds a slight mathematical advantage over the guest. I liken this advantage to the house operating out of love and the guest operating out of fear. The percentage is quite small, maybe only 1%, so that the guest wins once and a while, but the longer the guest plays, the more he or she will ultimately loose because the house has the advantage.

Love holds the house advantage speaks to me in everything I do, as I ask myself, am I coming from the advantage of love or from the disadvantage of fear? I may win the argument but I’ll loose the war. Acting out of anger feels right sometimes, it disguises itself as justice in so many ways and when I win, I have the rush, the allure of  “winning” that it can become my focus.

We have to trust love, if we don’t trust love, we will ultimately loose. We cannot win by all the derivatives of fear — hoarding, cheating, dishonesty, being less than, defensive, antagonistic, warring, aggression to serve the self – even when we think we are “right”!

How can you monitor whether you are approaching a situation from the viewpoint of love or from the viewpoint of fear? The way I evaluate this is by looking deeply within… I attempt to “feel” what might be the kernel, the seed, of the thought, word or action that is coming forth. Is the seed based in fear (power over others, proving my rightness, evening the score, sadness, anxiety, anger) or is it based in love (joy, excitement, abundance, the happiness of others)?

If I choose to have my thoughts, words and actions generated from a sense of love, I will be loving. Then I experience love and my life experience is all there is. The experience I am having right now is what matters. For that’s all there is!

If you had the choice of being the owner of a casino or the any of the patrons (gamblers) of the casino, which would you choose? The answer is obvious, right.  Be the owner of the casino; for the owner of the casino wins in the long run.

You have the same choice when it comes to how you experience your life.  Choose thoughts, words and actions which spring from a “seed or root of love”. Some call it the “Secret” and some call it the “Power of Attraction”.  I refer to it as “Love Holds the House Advantage”.

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CoQ10 Research Supports Heart Health

CoEnzyme Q 10 (CoQ10) is a vitamin like chemical made in the body and found in fish, organ meats and whole grains. It is responsible for producing cellular energy, and contributes to several important biological processes, such as the production of protein and muscle contraction.

CoQ10 can help  combat fatigue, obesity and a weak immune system. The most important discovery about CoQ10 is that it can help fight heart disease. Dr. Karl Folker’s research found the blood levels of CoQ10 to be significantly lower in heart-disease patients than in those who were disease free. He discovered 70% of his heart patients with congestive heart failure benefited from taking CoQ10.

Additional research from the Mayo Clinic suggests that CoQ10 causes small decreases in blood pressure since low levels of CoQ10 have been found in people with hypertension. Recent studies also suggest that CoQ10 may reduce angina and improve exercise tolerance in people with clogged heart arteries.

The Japanese people use CoQ10 to treat heart disease and it is approved in 1974 in Japan for treating congestive heart failure.

In honor of February Heart Health Month, do something good for your heart-purchase CoQ10 (#5010) today!

Sources:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coenzyme-q10/NS_patient-coenzymeq10/DSECTION=evidence

http://www.preventive-health-guide.com/coq10.html

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How and When to Cleanse

It’s about this time every year that I have a lot of people asking me about cleansing.  I’m in Michigan, so we are just beginning our deep part of winter.  It’s cold, windy, wet and the sun doesn’t shine much.

Of course, some of us are in less than festive spirits in these weather conditions and it’s reflected in our diet, with party foods, fast foods, extra coffee and stimulants to keep us going.   Many people think they deserve comfort foods and I don’t mean warm veggie soups or sweet potato pie.  I’m talking about donuts, cookies, potato chips and chocolate (even the “healthy” kind).    Did I say comfort foods?    They supply only temporary comfort until the discomfort of the body’s rebellion against the acidic quality of Holiday sugar treats takes effect.

When we are not eating right, we feel sluggish and if we have an ounce of insight, we think we may be toxic and we’re probably right but that doesn’t mean we should throw ourselves into a cleanse.

I never recommend for anyone to do a serious cleanse or detox regimen during the winter or during freezing, wet, windy weather.  I know some of you reading this are in the southern hemisphere and so keep this article for when you’re craving detoxing in August.

The spring is actually a better time for doing a serious cleanse.  Doing a cleanse in the wintertime could shock your immune response and throw it into low gear.  This is undesirable especially if you have to be out in public or work in an office with others.  The body requires far more heat retention during this time of year.   A strong cleanse at this time of year could eliminate too much body heat along with the poisons.

In the spring, or fall (the second best time of year to cleanse) or summer, I generally recommend my clients to have a few colonics while they are detoxing.  Even one colonic will generally have a great benefit.  Also it is good to do the Epsom and Baking Soda baths I’ve recommended in other articles. You simply pour 2 cups of Epsom salts and ½ cup of Baking Soda into your hot bath water and soak for at least 20 minutes. (I recommend this to any person who is undergoing chemo-therapy as a matter of fact.) The moist heat with these ingredients is great in the cool moist spring weather or fall and it mainly helps the skin purge wastes. (However, this can be way too hot in the summertime.)

Some of my clients are already cleansing as they go into winter due to chronic illness(es).  In their case, I recommend that they wear a hat indoors, take lots of hot baths mentioned above, and drink ginger tea and ginseng tea.

My recommendation for those of us desperately wanting to detox in winter is to just drink a fresh squeezed veggie juice daily, cut back on what you know is not good for you, eat warming root vegetable soups 3 to 4 times weekly and soak in a bath mentioned above.  If you lack the time to juice fresh daily I suggest V8 – Fusion; it has some great vegetable and fruit juices that have simple ingredients, if you need a fast “food”.  Otherwise juice your own.  These add the minerals and salts your cells need to create heat and keep your immune response strong.  The best grains to eat are brown rice, barley, oats and rye if you wish to maintain good body heat in the winter months.

Cleansing can also cause a rapid loss of minerals, trace elements and electrolytes.   Using a Fulvic trace mineral concentrate as a daily supplement will greatly increase your chances of success.

Take the following supplements in addition to any cleansing (either a light cleansing or a more serious spring or fall cleanse);

  1. Flora-Zymes  – 2 with meals – potent enzymes and probiotic
  2. Tracite Fulvic Trace Minerals 7-10 drops daily in juice or water with lemon.
  3. Mag-Cal – 3 caps before bed – increases bowel lubrication and health
  4. Vitamin C – 500 mg before bed – detoxifies, tones and rebuilds tissue

Finally; what the body responds to best is ROUTINE!    A good healthy influx of health producing foods and supplements that your body can count on being there at about the same time each and every day is as important as any other health principle.   Use deep breathing as a way to maintain focus and enrich your blood with oxygen.      The two most precious commodities in life are good health and the time to enjoy it.

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