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 Help for the BAD Flu/Cold Season0 comments
9 Jan 2004 @ 10:23, by mikenight. Natural Health & Healing
Jewish Penicillin-Chicken Soup Recipe
Half a pot of water
throw in Fresh dill
A hand full of fresh parsley
Choped celery
1/2 of an avg size onion -Leaf type slices not choped
Choped carrots or use baby carrots
Chop 'parsnip' size the same as carrot slices
Kosher Chicken pieces or whole (skin and bones and all)
If not Kosher using regular chicken makes the soup weak and you might need chicken bouillon powder to make the soup more yellow and stronger in flavor.
Start on medium to low heat then when ready to boil a bit set on between simmer and number 2 for 2 or more hours. You can skim the specs of skin and debris floating to the top but try to keep the greens intact as they are delicious and healthy for ya.
Refridge FOR A FEW HOURS if you want it to gel so you can skim all the faT OFF THE TOP EASIER.

tHEN YOU can reheat through the Microwave or stove whatever portion.
Serve with rice in the bottom of the bowl, the soup chicken melts off the bones and makes a meal in itself.

I don't know how to make Matzah Balls but Kreplach is easy:
preheat oven 400
1/2 cup of boiling water with
1/4 cup butter/imitation butter then after it boils remove off stove and pour quickly stiring little over 1/2 cup of sifted flour
Mix till smooth then add 2 eggs and stir until the lumps are gone and the mixture is smoother.
Use spoon and make small spoon balls (if to runny to make a glob ball out of add slightly more flour then mix thoroughly again) on a coated cookie sheet place in oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes and they will puff up.
These can be added to your soup or you can
make larger size ones
cut the top gut the ball to mix them them with shreaded soup chicken and spices pepper, garlic and onion powder soul seasoning, soft onion from the soup choped, etc. stuff the hollowed Kreplach ball with this shreaded chicken stuffing and place that in soup or use soup to make chicken gravy over the big Kreplach and you have an excelent appetizer or even meal.

 The Hedonic Treadmill
picture 12 Dec 2003 @ 10:24, by scotty. Natural Health & Healing
It refers to our tendency to adjust rapidly to good or bad events in our lives.

Emotions are fleeting, and we cannot sustain emotional highs or lows indefinitely. We eventually return to our baseline. We are back exactly where we started, like a runner on a treadmill.

It is not uncommon for our people to expect that when they achieve their goals, their lives will be flooded with lasting positive emotion.

Talking with someone about the 'hedonic treadmill' can sometimes prevent disappointment and frustration further down the line.
Such a discussion by the way, is not intended to dampen enthusiasm about goals.

People can and do achieve lives filled with engagement and meaning by making important changes in their lives.

It is only the rush--the high that follows a recent success--that cannot last.

The following exercise illustrates the concept of the hedonic treadmill - you may want to use it


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 Natural Sight10 comments
picture 2 Feb 2003 @ 14:41, by ming. Natural Health & Healing
A number of years ago, after being annoyed about having to wear thick glasses all day since my late teens, I sought out natural methods for improving my eyesight. In particular, I found a vision consultant who taught me principles, methods and exercises, loosely based on the Bates Method. It started working right away, and after a couple of months I could take off my glasses. For years I would only need glasses for driving at night. And I would faithfully do my exercises every day. But at some point I got lazy about it, and didn't keep up the exercises, and my sight has worsened. Not as bad as it was before, but I have to wear glasses if I drive of I'm out shopping.

Now, looking around on the net, I found it depressing that the first thing I ran into was a lot of sites where eye doctors were claiming that this kind stuff is complete quackery, that myopia is genetic, and the only answer is glasses or surgery. Hm, I think I have a different opinion about who are the quacks.

What I found most profound about the principles of regaining natural sight is that they apply to many things in life. Here are some of them.

- Sight is primarily mental. If you can imagine something clearly focused, you can usually also see it like that with your eyes. If your mental picture is fuzzy, so is your eyesight.

- Everything in the world is always moving. Natural sight sees that continously, and natural eyes will glide gradually over the scene, rather than jumping around between fixed points. Bad eyesight starts when one begins to see things just as fixed items at fixed distances.

- Instead of letting yourself be thrown around by an apparently solid and immobile world, try turning your perspective around, and assume that you're still, and the whole world is constantly moving around you.

- The periphery is important. Natural sight sees the periphery, the context, all the time, although not as clearly as the portion being focused on. Bad eyesight starts when we focus on one thing to the exclusion of everything else, and when we insist that everything has to be clearly in focus. The periphery is never in focus - duh - but it is nevertheless very important.

- Natural sight is relaxed. You see better by relaxing, not by straining.

Just going for glasses or surgery, without changing one's habits, is almost as silly as taking a pain killer because somebody's standing on your foot. I feel bad that I've allowed myself to be so busy and stressed that I've forgotten about some of the fine ways I have of being relaxed and seeing better.

Here are some more sites: brief overview, method in a nutshell  More >

 Food for the Gods and Goddesses
25 Jul 2002 @ 07:37, by tdeane. Natural Health & Healing
For some time now I have been contemplating sharing the natural remedies which have been passed on to me by my teachers, and Shakti's log gave this the impetus it needed. Thanks Shakti (wink and a hug)! As I have explained many times before, I am not an expert in anything, but in my travels I have managed to collect a plethora of priceless information on living well.

One of these days, when we figure out how to properly use our scanner to affix pictures to our logs, I'll post some of the photos we took during our herbal medicine classes we offered for free at our natural foods store. There was a particular power felt in and by the group, as we all sat on our wooden crates listening to our beloved backwoods herbalist, Dora. She exuded a freedom uncharacteristic of most, a freedom born out of taking control of her life by taking back control of her health. This is the first step we need to take to regain ourselves and our world.

I cannot afford the software that would provide an exact nutritional analysis of the following formulae, but I offer them to you with love, as they were given to us by Dora. We have used them well; they have kept us well; and those to whom we have provided the formulae also attest to an increase in well-being and health. This is a journey which must be taken lovingly with Nature, trusting in that which our Mother has provided for us. We can heal ourselves, we can heal each other, and She is the perfect guide and provider.

Each of the following should be used daily. If anyone has a particular allergy to any of the ingredients, either write me for a substitution, or simply eliminate the ingredient. A word of caution here: If anyone is taking prescription medication, please check with your doctor to insure there will be no adverse reaction to these natural ingredients.

The following recipes are a gift to you, so that we may have the luxury of sharing our wonderful friendships for many, many years to come.:-) Please buy organic or wildcrafted where possible. Although Frontier Herbs is perhaps the most popular source for these (and the cheapest), their growth has turned me off somewhat; I have a natural aversion to all large organizations. I buy my supplies from They are a bit pricey, but they are growers and highly selective of that which they do not grow themselves.

One of the major causes of cancer is stress. The following tea eliminates the toxic chemicals which build up in the system, most particularly in the liver, as a result of stress and ingestion of chemicals through breathing and packaged food consumption.

Detoxification Tea (enough to keep you and yours healthy for months)

1 Part or Cup Dandelion Root
1 Part or Cup Burdock Root
1 Part or Cup Cinnamon Bark
1 Part or Cup Cardamom Seed
1 Part or Cup Licorice Root*
1 Part or Cup Juniper Berries
1 Part or Cup Ginger Root
1 Part or Cup Cloves
1 Part or Cup Black Peppercorns
1 Part or Cup Uva Ursi Leaves
1 Part or Cup Cornsilk
1 Part or Cup Milk Thistle Seed**

Use 3 TBSP/QUART of DISTILLED water. Place ingredients in boiling water, simmer covered for 20 minutes, and allow to sit overnight. Wonderful flavor, this!:-)

*Do not use Licorice Root if you have high blood pressure. Simply eliminate from the recipe.

**I have a coffee grinder in which I grind the ingredients for uniformity. Milk thistle seeds need to be chewed or ground to release healing compoments, otherwise they pass through system unabsorbed.

The following nutritional supplement ingredients should be mixed in a blender for uniformity. Store in refrigerator to maintain freshness. Use one or two heaping tablespoons per glass of orange juice. It is best shaken in a jar or mixed in a blender for daily use. One of our customers fondly refers to it as "pond scum," but don't let the appearance turn you off. It really doesn't alter the taste of the orange juice that significantly, and it's quite easy to get used to the look of it once the results are felt.:o)


1 lb. Nutritional Yeast
1/2 cup alfalfa grass powder
1/2 cup beet root powder
3/4 cup wheatgrass powder
3/4 cup barleygrass powder
3/4 cup spinach powder
1/4 cup blue-green algae (or spirulina)
1/2 cup dulse granules
1/2 cup kelp granules

Optional: 1/2 cup ea. Sea Veggies - Wakame, Sea Willow, Kombu. I also add Bee Pollen (1 cup) and Lecithin Granules (1 cup). Bee Pollen consists of 23% Linolenic acid, sterols, 21 amino acids, all known vitamins, enzymes, and coenzymes, minerals, and trace elements. It provides stamina and also suppresses the development of atherosclerotic plaque formations. Lecithin is a fat emulsifier, and can significantly aid in lowering cholesterol levels, as does Bee Pollen. We also add carrot powder (1/2 cup), parsley powder (1/2 cup), and tomato powder (1/2 cup) for additional nutrition.

Since these are all nutritional ingredients, one can add any variety of powdered vegetables and herbs, depending upon individual systemic needs.

Try these both and you will feel like a million bucks if your system is anything like all of our other friends who we have provided this for. These are the two items we still continue to have orders for, even though we are no longer active in the business.

This will be an ongoing log devoted to our empowerment as individuals through taking control of our health. I invite other alternative health practitioners in NCN to do the same, that we might all survive to enjoy the fruits of our dreams and efforts together.

One final note to our goddesses: Burn the bra, Sweeties! I had read quite some time ago of a study done in Tahiti involving women observing native dress and food traditions, in which they found no incidence of breast cancer (breast cancer was found among non-traditional native women). More and more recently, I have been reading about the link between bras and breast cancer, with the purported cause being the restriction of the natural flow and drainage of breast fluids. Also, get some brown kelp (not green) into your diet. Add more to the SUPERFOOD (at least double) if you have a family susceptibility. Additionally, start loving tofu! If you need recipes, and delicious ones at that, just let me know. These are the ingredients in Japanese women's diets that researchers attribute to the low incidence of breast cancer among these women.

As always, I surround us all with spiritual hugs and much love ~ Tricia

 Computerized Electrodermal Screening46 comments
picture26 Feb 2002 @ 15:15, by ming. Natural Health & Healing
For many years I've counted for my family's health on a certain healthcare modality, which involves the diagnosis of physical conditions with a device that does electrical measurements on acupuncture points, and that pinpoints all sort of detailed information by placing various substances or frequencies into the circuit.

And it just sort of dawned on me that it is still a little known approach. Certainly in the U.S. where I live. And, looking around on the Internet, I am reminded that there are still many medical doctors willing to claim that it is complete quackery and useless. I can sort of understand why, as I haven't seen anything in traditional western medicine that is remotely as fast and precise, so I suppose they feel threatened.  More >

 Avoid The Flu0 comments
11 Feb 2002 @ 08:50, by healthwoman. Natural Health & Healing
10 ways to avoid a cold or flu this season.....  More >

picture2 Feb 2002 @ 22:47, by mahendra. Natural Health & Healing
Water As Medicine (Pani Prayog)

If people start ignoring the lure of fluids like beer and soft drinks, and stick to drinking fresh, pure water instead, one shall soon observe a marked decrease in the number of patients all over the world. Naturopathy has studied the therapeutic qualities of water under two distinct parts : (1) Internal Application (2) External Application. If you desire the benefits of this therapy, you must, as a prerequisite, get rid of a so-called `modern habit'-- namely ``Bed tea'' or the habit of consuming tea, the moment one wakes up, even without brushing teeth or moving out of bed. Never forget, you can start on Water Therapy only after you clean your mouth thoroughly.  More >

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