Sunday, October 18, 2020

Acid Reflux Disease - The Big Lie!

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Have you ever wondered what really causes digestive problems?  Did you know that most digestive disorders are not diseases at all, but conditions which can be completely cured by using natural techniques and remedies?

The medical community would have you believe that only prescription drugs can relieve the symptoms of indigestion.  This is simply not the case.  Antacids are, at best, a temporary fix and they are loaded with harmful ingredients such as sodium and aluminum.  PPI drugs should only be used for eight weeks, at most. Then what are you to do?  These drugs only mask and hide the symptoms and have hundreds of harmful side effects.  They do not heal the condition! They do not make you well! They only make the drug makers wealthier at your expense!

I used to suffer from acute GERD.  I was addicted to a PPI drug…..a “certain colored pill”.  After several years of taking this drug, my condition became worse and I was told to double the dose.  I began to feel sluggish and tired.  My vision suffered and my blood pressure soared.  I realized that these were possible side effects of this PPI drug.  I did a computer search and found that there were hundreds of possible side effects.  I was shocked and frightened at what I found! I was harming my body and I wanted to stop taking this drug!  But when I tried to stop the PPI,  he acid pumps, which had been shut off, went wild and produced more acid than ever before. 

I can’t tell you how much I suffered. My esophagus was constantly burning and l feared that I would permanently damage myself. I couldn’t sleep at night. I was afraid to eat or drink anything but water!  I was afraid to go out to dinner. I became a recluse. I began to lose my friends. They didn’t understand my problem.  Friends would call and say, “Let’s go out for Mexican, barbeque, or pizza”.  Of course, I couldn’t. I loved to eat hot chili sprinkled with raw onions and jack cheese, but it was now my worst nightmare.  My life had become unbearable!

I was determined to beat this sickness! My doctor couldn’t help me –no one could tell me what to do.  I had to heal myself.  I became completely dedicated to finding the answers.  I studied and researched.  I wanted to find naturopathic treatments as opposed to drugs, so I searched high and low for natural remedies that might actually cure acid reflux.  I tried every possible treatment that exists, short of voodoo. 

I found that the answers to the acid reflux problem are really quite simple.  With a few changes in lifestyle and with the help of several natural remedies, one can absolutely beat the acid reflux syndrome, without the use of drugs.

Remember, that the reason this condition exists, in the first place, is due to a damaged esophagus.    Let the esophagus heal by not eating the same foods in the same way, that caused the damage.   Losing weight, exercising, chewing properly, drinking sufficient amounts of water, and elevating the head at night, are all simple things that anyone can do to improve this condition. 

There are also many natural ingredients found in any health store, which can help during the acid reflux recovery period.  Herbs, such as slippery elm and marshmallow have wonderful healing properties.  Aloe vera juice, licorice and natural honey can soothe the esophagus and assist in the healing process.

By eating dinner at least three hours before retiring, one can drastically reduce the chances of acid reflux.  Chewing gum between meals actually reduces stomach acid, and if you really have to have that pasta with tomato sauce, there is always baking soda as a last resort.

Eat smaller, more frequent meals.  I eat four or five little meals each day.  I start the day with Kukicha Twig tea.  I then eat fruit, such as bananas and melons.  I have several snacks of walnuts, almonds and more fruit.  For lunch, I eat a salad, made with grilled chicken breasts, or tofu, mixed with hearts of romaine, tossed with a light lemon and chive vinaigrette.  

I have found that it pays to keep the food that you eat as alkaline as possible.  I have developed some wonderful recipes, such as pasta primavera, baked chicken breasts on mushroom caps and sautéed white fish on mashed potatoes with green peas.  You certainly don’t have to starve yourself, but I suggest that you stay away from those acid reflux “trigger” foods, until you have healed your irritated esophagus.

It does take a new approach to life, in general, to heal a stubborn acid reflux condition.  Think of it as a fun challenge.  You’ll feel so much better, it will have been work all the effort.

So please don’t resort to those “colored pills”.  Yes, they are convenient, but potentially dangerous, in the long run.  Take command of your own health and use natural resources to heal acid reflux.  

Charles Stewart Richey

SUICIDE is Not an Option

Lucretia committing suicide.
Lucretia committing suicide. 
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On December 12th, 1992, my brother committed suicide. The consequences were devastating to everyone involved. Maybe this story will help someone who is contemplating suicide to decide against it.

Suicide is not the solution that some may think it is. Problems and unresolved issues will haunt family and friends for many decades.

My nephew, who was just a baby at the time, would always ask about his uncle. He eventually learned to point up at the sky and say, "Uncle Scott".

But the reality is that he missed out on having the benefit and support of his uncle as he grew up. And of course, there are countless interactions with family members that will be missed over the decades.

Suicide is permanent. And the effects that it has on loved ones also lasts over a lifetime.

My brother was only 22 years old at the time he chose to commit suicide. I was only 24.

I remember going to the viewing and seeing his lifeless body. They couldn't quite erase all of the signs of his violent death. And that image will stick with the living for the rest of their lives.

In the end, the temporary pain someone escapes by committing suicide might be overshadowed by the pain and sadness of family and friends. That pain may continue through the decades whenever they think about it.

The missed opportunities for interaction also impedes the growth of everyone else. Countless interactions that would have occurred are all lost now.

Who knows how destiny was changed by such an event. The family that he may have had will not exist now.

The triumphs and setbacks of a life will never be realized. The fulfillment of a lifetime was cut short by a decision that may have been made rashly at a moment of personal confusion or pain.

We never know who it is in our destiny to meet and interact with over a lifetime. All of those 'plays' of life will never be able to exist because one of the characters on the stage will not be there to fulfill his role.

So, the total sum of the tragedy is really unknown but it seems likely that over what would have amounted to decades of time, that sum must be quite high. I guess we won't get the chance to find out.

Though I am revealing this personal family tragedy to the masses through this article, if it saves a single life, it will be worth it. Drop me a line if you ever want to talk, I would be happy to hear from you.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

What Is a SHAMAN?

Urarina shaman in the Peruvian Amazon, 1988
Urarina shaman in the Peruvian Amazon, 1988 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A shaman is a particular kind of healer and magical practitioner who is on a path of service in an animist-shamanist culture. To understand what a shaman is, you must remember that while all shamans are healers, only a certain type of healer is a shaman.

A shaman is someone who has the ability to journey to the spirit world to find important information (such as where to find food, water, or shelter) and to do spirit work such as retrieving lost souls. To do that, a shaman goes into a deep (theta state) trance and journeys to the spirit world.

The person who fills the role of shaman serves an animist community by healing and harmonizing the humans with nature and the spirits.

All Shamans are Healers. Not All Healers Are Shamans  An important task of all shamans is healing. All shamans are healers. but not all healers are shamans.

A culture may have several kinds of healers who work in different ways. To be a shaman, a person must journey to the spirit world to do healing or other work that benefits the community or the spirits connected with the people or place the shaman serves.

A shaman may also be an herbalist. But a healer can be an herbalist without being a shaman (without journeying to the spirit world).

Indigenous women, who gather plants for their families, learn a lot about the use of plants as food and as medicine. Shamans use such knowledge, but so do all women in animist cultures.

Where Do Shamans Come From?  The word shaman comes from the language of the Tungus tribe in Siberia. It refers to a person who does shamanic work for the Tungus people. Each Siberian tribe has a different word that means shaman. In fact, in cultures throughout the world, each tribe or nation has its own word(s) for the shaman.

Shamans are found in many parts of the world, but they are almost always found in animist cultures. That means shamans hardly ever exist except in gathering-hunting, nomadic animal-herding, or horticultural (gathering, hunting, and gardening) communities.

Once a culture turns to agriculture, religion usually changes from animism to something else, such as the worship of goddesses and/or gods. Shamanism gradually disappears, though some cultures retain some elements of shamanic practice longer than others.

When Is "a Shaman" not a Shaman?  What a shaman is called in a given culture depends on the language spoken by the people of that culture. Bear in mind that people often casually and mistakenly describe any indigenous healer as "a shaman." That creates confusion.

Also, the various terms for native healers are sometimes wrongly translated as a shaman by linguists who do not truly understand what the word shaman means.

If someone calls himself a shaman, he probably is not one. Indigenous cultures each have their own term for a person who fills the role of shaman, and only one of them, the Tungus tribe of Siberia actually calls that person a shaman.  A real shaman serves a particular animist community, and we generally do not have those in European and American culture anymore. So if a modern westerner tells you that he is a shaman, beware. He probably is not one, though he probably does not realize that.

With people of indigenous heritage, it is harder to tell. It is important to be very tactful and diplomatic until you find out more about who they are and what their background is.

But be cautious. There are people (indigenous and modern) who are all too willing to take advantage of the modern craze for shamanism.

Some are sincere but ignorant. Others are hoping to impress you, get your attention or money, or gain power over others by calling themselves, shamans.  Learn as much as you can and use common sense before submitting to treatment by someone calling himself or herself a shaman. If the treatment is very expensive, the odds are that the person is not genuine.

Even if the treatment is quite effective, someone who is out to make a lot of money as a shaman is more of a sorcerer (someone who seeks personal gain rather than seeking to be of service) than a shaman.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

REIKKI and Psychic Debris

Emotion (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Psychic debris will accumulate and create blockages in your life force at all levels.  This debris begins in the mental and emotional body.  If you don't take care of it then, it can cause disease and illness in the physical body.  

This debris is a reliving of experiences from your past.  

When you experience an emotion, you process and gain an understanding of the emotion and release it.  With psychic debris, it just hangs on to you because you were either too young or too inexperienced to deal with the emotion at the time it happened.  

You must be careful during attunements to Reiki.  The debris you harbor can be released during the attunement, but it can linger and attach itself to someone else in the room.  You will learn to protect yourself while giving healing sessions.  Otherwise, you will start to feel the same emotions as the person you are trying to treat.  You will feel sick in your stomach, spinning, and dizziness.  As soon as you take the time to clear and balance yourself, you will be back to normal.  

Once you release the debris in your mental and emotional body, you will begin to think clearer and gain a deeper understanding of feelings and thoughts.  You also are opened up to positive changes in your life.  As the blockages are taken away, you will obtain a higher awareness level.

Your Reiki force will return to its normal flow once more.  This is an ongoing process and you must keep up with balancing and clearing yourself daily.  If you don't balance and clear yourself daily from the emotions you are obtaining from other people, they can cause a negative impact on your own system.  

This can be mental, emotional, or physical.  Even walking into a crowded elevator, you can sense fear, stress, anger, and happiness.  Make sure you learn to protect yourself against psychic debris.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Start Now To Boost IMMUNITY For Winter

Cells of the innate immune system include mast...
Cells of the innate immune system include mast cells and natural killer cells, the phagocytes (monocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells), and the granulocytes (neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils). Each cell type is equipped with different mechanisms that allow it to attack and eliminate pathogens from the body. The innate immune cells demonstrate the immune system’s versatility. 

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It’s that time of year again where virus’ and bacteria’s run a-muck and play havoc on our bodies. The best time to start is now to prepare for the cold and flu season.

There is no magic bullet in creating a healthy immune system. The best place to start is eliminating junk foods and beverages from the diet. Adequate rest and moderate exercise are also important.

 There are certain supplements that are known for preventing sickness or taken during sickness to speed up recovery. Some of these are echinacea, goldenseal, elderberry, ginseng, astragalus, mullein leaves, yerba santa leaves, parthenium root, capsicum fruit, yarrow, pau d’arco bark, and colloidal or ionized silver.

There are much immune building multiple’s that contain many of the supplements mentioned above. The trick is to start taking 2 a day in September and continue till spring. Those with severely compromised immune systems may need more. There are homeopathic that are popular this time of year such as, Oscillococcinum. It is nature's # 1 flu medicine. Silver water is a natural antibiotic. Wild Mediterranean oregano oil is famous for knocking out viruses, bacteria, and fungus.

60% of our immune system is in our “gut”, therefore it is important to maintain an adequate amount of “friendly bacteria”. Most people supplement with acidophilus and bifidophilus to achieve this, for the typical American diet, antibiotics, and other prescription medications destroy these good bacteria.

Essential oils can also be used to enhance immunity. A disinfecting room mist can be made by taking a glass 4 oz. glass bottle with a sprayer and adding a total of  90 drops of each; rosemary, tea tree and peppermint essential oils and fill the rest with spring or distilled water. Shake 100 times and let it sit for 24 hrs before use.

 It does take a substantial effort to build immunity and achieve optimum health but….you and your family are worth it!!!  

In closing, I would suggest to anyone that you take your time, do your research, analyze your health status or needs, and then find the natural products to meet your needs. It something you can do for yourself, which leaves you with a very good understanding of your health care needs. Many people go through life relying solely on other people when it comes to their nutrition or health care needs. There are many good articles on the web, which can be very helpful and informative to you.

    This Article provided by Mike Comeau, is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Always consult your doctor when seeking medical advice.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Guido Von List Discovers ARMANEN RUNES

Guido von List in 1878 from the book Guido v. ...
Guido von List in 1878
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Rune symbols are very powerful. You can use them to enhance your life for the better. They are keys to the Creative Energies of the Universe. Guido Von List, the great German mystic and runemaster, gave us a new modern-day insight into the runes.

He had a very similar experience as Odin, the All-Father of the Norse Gods' head. Odin hung upside down on the Yggdrasil Tree for nine days and nine nights till he finally reached down and grasped the runes. From where?

Guido Von List has cataract surgery and as he lies in bed in a German hospital he had a similar experience.

In his semi-blind state, he also reached down and brought forth the 18 runes of the Armanen Futhork. Where did he and Odin reach down to get the runes?

Now that we are in the Age of Aquarius we have the answer. We now have the Laws of Quantum Physics. These laws simply state that there exists an infinite, intelligent ocean of thinking energy called the Quantum Ocean. Everything that ever was, is, or will exist there.

There is no time there. No past, present, or future. Only the "NOW!" There is no space there. Only the "HERE!" We live and move and have our being inside the "HERE-NOW!"

English: Guido von List's armanen runes arrang...
Guido von List's armanen runes arranged in a circle and given the numbers 1-18. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The runes exist in the Quantum Ocean now and have always existed there. They are the keys to the other energies within the Quantum Ocean.

The Quantum Ocean, in reality, is the Mind Of God. We can commune directly with the Mind of God with our thoughts. Thoughts are things. Thoughts are keys to the Universal Energies within the Quantum Ocean.

We can also communicate with the Mind of God, the Quantum Ocean through symbols. The rune symbols are the most powerful keys known to mankind. We can use them to attract health, wealth, and love into our own life.

There are many ways we can use the runes to attract the energies we want out of the Minds of God, the Quantum Ocean.

We can simply look at a rune symbol and make the mental radionics connection. We can meditate on them. We can breathe them into our aura. We can attach them to a radionics device. You can place them under an orgone generator. Or we can simply carry them with us of wearing them on our bodies.