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Becoming Balanced…

This comprehensive introduction to our ethereal (or spiritual, if you prefer) self. A beautiful explanation of our wholeness!

Chakra Center

Imagine seven ‘wheels’ of energy spinning in your body along its centerline, from the base of your spine to the top of your head. These subtle energy channels each correspond to different areas of the body as well as specific life situations. They channel energy to where it’s needed, for optimal health and wellbeing.

In many ways the chakras are like intersections in a busy city. They channel traffic, and the traffic grid is designed to keep traffic flowing freely. But as we have all experienced, city traffic can easily become snarled. All it takes is one angry or insensitive driver blocking an intersection, and everything comes to a stop. Traffic ‘upstream’ from the blockage becomes an impassable domino effect of cars clogging the streets and blocking other intersections. And ‘downstream’, the streets are empty.

Check out the chakra chart below to understand your chakras better.

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Disease

Wine

Daily dose

Allergies Chardonnay de Paeuf 1 glass
Anemia Graves 4 glass
Bronchitis Bourgogne or Bordeaux
> ( + sugar and cinnamon )
3 cups
Constipation Anjou blanc electricity . Vouvray 4 glass
Coronary arteries Dry Champagne 4 glass
Diarrhea Beaujolais Nouveau 4 glass
Fever Champagne sec 1 bottle
Heart Burgundy , Santenay Rouge Two glass
Uric acid gout Sancerre , Pouilly Fume 4 glass
Hypertension Alsace , Sancerre 4 glass
Excessive weight loss Côte de Beaune 4 glass
Menopause Saint Emilion 4 glass
Depression Rhine 4 glass
Obesity
Obesity

Burgundy
Rosé de Provence
4 glass
1 bottle
Rheumatism Champagne 4 glass

 

My new Medicine Cabinet – nice, eh‽‽‽‽‽

From AARP

Q: Where can men over the age of 60 find younger women who are interested in them? A: Try a bookstore under fiction.
Q: What can a man do while his wife is going through menopause? A: Keep busy. If you’re handy with tools, you can finish the basement. When you’re done you’ll have a place to live.
Q: How can you increase the heart rate of your 60-plus year old husband? A: Tell him you’re pregnant.
Q: How can you avoid that terrible curse of the elderly wrinkles? A: Take off your glasses.
Q: Why should 60-plus year old people use valet parking? A: Valets don’t forget where they park your car.
Q: Is it common for 60-plus year olds to have problems with short term memory storage? A: Storing memory is not a problem, Retrieving it is the problem.
Q: As people age, do they sleep more soundly? A: Yes, but usually in the afternoon.
Q: Where should 60-plus year olds look for eye glasses? A: On their foreheads.
Q: What is the most common remark made by 60-plus year olds when they enter antique stores? A: “Gosh, I remember these!”
Q:GOT A:ANY
Q:SUGGESTIONS? A:ADD COMMENT

SMILE, You’ve still got your sense of humor!

Some of what comprises this post has been extracted from a recursive email (email I got from a friend who got it from a friend who got it from a friend who got…). All links and attributions are from my own due diligence (ie surfing and searching, with TinEye and without). Not that I want a pat on the back or anything. I just want it clear I didn’t (I wish!!) create any of these pieces and I attributed where possible.  I am the Curator. Then I thought it would be fun to add related articles, etc. So I did.

So there you have it. My brain at work.

my-brain-at-work

From:

http://www.misc.uniquedetox.com/Wine_cure.html

http://winevalleyreview.com/tag/wine-cellar/

Related:

http://www.bookmydoctor.com/health-article/daily-dose-of-red-wine-keeps-you-fit-fine-26/

http://www.wineloverspage.com/winenews/barc090199.shtml

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/250089.stm

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Health/20120601/dark-chocolate-heart-benefits-120601

http://medicalmarijuana411.com/?cat=4277

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-989-WINE.aspx?activeIngredientId=989&activeIngredientName=WINE

FYI… (I’ll probably add more links/pings over the next couple days)

peace and hugs…

H is for another… hostage situation, involving women and our, OUR bodies.

Mother Jones

—By Stephanie Mencimer

| Mon Apr. 30, 2012 3:00 AM PDT

Doctors still require women to submit to cancer screenings and pelvic exams to get birth control pills. Scientists say that shouldn’t happen.

Recently, my doctor gave me an ultimatum: Come in for a pelvic exam, or I won’t refill your birth control pills. The problem arose after I tried to get my prescription refilled before going on vacation in March, only to be told that the doctor’s office wouldn’t sign off on the refill because it had been a year and one month since I’d had an annual exam and a Pap smear. A nurse grudgingly gave me a monthlong reprieve if I promised to come in for an exam when I returned from my trip.

I really, really didn’t want to go in for an exam. I’ve had two kids, a false positive Pap test and all the ensuing misery that comes with it, and spent enough time in the stirrups to last a lifetime. All I really wanted were my pills; I was pretty sure the exam could wait another year or more.

The science was on my side.

Just a few weeks earlier, the US Preventative Services Task Force, an independent group of national experts that makes evidence-based health care recommendations, released new guidelines declaring definitively that women over 30 don’t need a Pap smear more than once every three years unless they have a couple of risk factors, which I don’t have. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has said that birth control pills can safely be prescribed without a full-on exam….”

I hope you will take the little trip over to Mother Jones to read the rest of this EXCELLENT article…

BuddhaKat says “… and this is how we decrease the cost of health care?”

BuddhaKat says “BullShit!!!”

 

Related posts’n stuff: Motley News

Angst…

Namaste…

Please bear with me… I am a new blogger and hope to entertain or inform or other cool things… I certainly don’t want to bore anyone, but if I do… oh well, boredom happens…

Ok, so let’s say we start with “A”… angst, good a place as any… we all know angst… it’s like the literary or adult version of anxiety…

lots of things cause me angst, eg I’m currently reading (on my newish Kindle) a Dean Koontz book,  which I knew would be angst riddled, in fact, it’s is an angst sandwich – before I reopen it, I’m in angst because I know something really terrible is going to happen (because he keeps saying it is)… then while  reading, I don’t want to put it down, cause I’d like to get the really scary part soon and get it over with…. Then after putting it away, unfinished, of course, I’m in angst knowing I’ll be worrying about whether I’ll have bad dreams and what if what he’s alludes to as bad is really going to happen and is so much worse than I imagine… that isn’t exactly what I meant by literary reference, but it is still a current angst for me…

There are lots of other things that cause me angst… like how I’m going to survive on $400 less/month fixed income when I’m barely making it now on $2200/month…  and that’s still nowhere near the “poverty level” – I’m on SS Disability, so even if there were any to be had, getting a job is not really an option… except maybe a work from home option offered by an authorized Employment Network (EN), which look promising (don’t all work from home schemes?!?!?)… problem is the EN wants me to be in the hands of an authorized Vocational Rehab (VR) Counselor (state) program, so the (federal) EN gets paid… their instructions say to contact SS dept to get a “Ticket to Work” mailed to me, but SS Dept says they don’t mail them out anymore, so I don’t need one…  I’m still in the pre-pre-preparing stage of this process, as I still need to purchase some hardware (phones that work, headsets w/mics attached), which I can’t afford until next payday, which is my second to last one before the big income reduction… lots of angst over that… feels like I may have to choose between eating or getting my Rx’s… what a choice…

Then there was the really emotional angst I had to get through when I went on Medicare (my retirement insurance no longer would cover me because after a certain amount of time, being on disability)… I became eligible for Medicare… when I was young, I used to think Medicare was cool… boy oh boy, was I wrong… I did my due diligence, found out I pay a monthly premium for Medicare, then realized I needed supplemental insurance (NOT cheap) as well as something to cover prescriptions, which at the time counted about 20 per month… then, like a punch to the gut, I find about about the doughnut hole, which it feels like they really try to keep you from finding out about until you’re in the middle of it… not there’s anything I can do to avoid it… everyone should know about the Doughnut hole… it works like this… you pay for full Rx prices until deductible has been paid, then Part D (Rx plan) kicks in and if you can get the generic of everything you need, it’s not that bad, but there are some things not covered, like Proventil, asthma  inhaler, and Advair maintenance asthma product that has no generic, so copay is kinda high… anyway… this keeps up until approx. $2900 has been paid (by both the plan and me) toward my Rx’s… then doooooowwwwnnnnn I go into the Doughnut hole, which really sucks… in the Doughnut Hole until  total of about $4900  has been paid (by me and plan) I pay for most everything, with little if any copays…. Slam… what I paid $40 for last month, now costs me $200 and that’s just one of my Rx’s… so in all the angst of it I had to reassess all my Rx’s, decided what was more important, breathing (asthma) or cholesterol, depression or tremors, etc… somehow I managed to reduce my Rx list to about ½ of what it started out as, but I know that I should be taking lots of other things, and more of some that I’ve cut back for the long term, but I have to make decisions in the short term like reducing and repairing the inflammation from RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) or barely keeping it at bay as well as the pain of it, because I can’t afford the $90 copay of the repairing drug (that’s before the doughnut hole) or barely afford the drug that manages to keep it somewhat at bay, but that  also causes cysts and nodules to grow, like on my fingers… and of course, once in the doughnut hole (happened in July this year) through the rest of the year I’ll never get out of it, because I have to pay until something like the next  $4900 has been paid (all by myself)… so there you have it… LOTS of angst… and then, on their commercials, all these drugs tell you “if you can’t afford to pay, call…” which means they MIGHT pay the cost of your FIRST copay (up to a specific limit), but after that you’re on your own…

My angst is not always about me… I have a friend who has Parkinsons and since he’s been healthy all his life, this has thrown him way off balance… I worry that he’s becoming really depressed and doesn’t even realize it… this really affects his judgment and decision making abilities… and he was always the one who enlightened others… he has a pretty good caregiver for the time being, but as his symptoms increase, so does his fear of an unknown future…

So I try not to let angst be my main focus, because I certainly can’t afford more anti-depressants to deal with that negativity, and I don’t want my life to descend into low to no quality for those kinds of reasons… besides, I’m usually an optimist, sometimes to the point that it pisses me off…

And now, I must admit, since I know someone might be reading this, I wanted to start talking about real stuff, not just rambling… not too successful, I’d say, at least on the rambling part… but I’ll be working on that… so that’s it for today… I believe my next planned posting will be titled  “Bobo” – bet you can’t wait…

Have a great day… and now I’m off to read the very interesting posts of everybody else…

PS in the interest of full disclosure, my icon is really me, but many decades ago…  just so you know…

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