La’au Lapa’au | Vanilla Is Anything But Vanilla

Vanilla companies seem to be lacking in their plant ID skills. You so rarely see any vanilla products with the correct flower on the label. While I can’t speak for everyone, I think I may have a hunch as to why most companies slap a white PhalaenopsisDendrobium, or any of the other orchid flowers that could remotely pass for being Vanilla on their products. At the same time, it also explains the rather pricey nature of Vanilla “beans.”  […]

Source: Vanilla Is Anything But Vanilla — In Defense of Plants

La’au Lapa’au | Curcumin and Turmeric Oil Supplement Reduces Triglycerides and Improves Markers of Chronic Inflammation in People with Type 2 Diabetes

The complications of type 2 diabetes (T2D) include cardiovascular disease (CVD) and damage to the kidneys, eyes, and nerves. Oxidative stress, inflammation, and altered blood lipids are characteris […]

Source: Curcumin and Turmeric Oil Supplement Reduces Triglycerides and Improves Markers of Chronic Inflammation in People with Type 2 Diabetes

La’au Lapa’au | A Miracle Herb for Face, Skin and Hair; Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera Gel and Aloe Vera Juice are extracted from the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant, a botanical that the ancient Egyptians often referred to as “The Plant of Immortality” or “The Plant of Eternity.” It was believed that the “blood” of the Aloe Vera plant would not only address symptoms of fevers, soothe burns and wounds, and enhance daily cosmetic applications, but that it would also magnify beauty and promote imperishability. Known for having anti-bacterial properties, the contents of the Aloe Vera plant were used in embalming rituals, as it was believed that the deceased could achieve everlasting life, both physically and spiritually, if their bodies could be prevented from decomposing.  […]

Source: A Miracle Herb for Face, Skin and Hair; Aloe Vera

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 12, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for December 12, 2019 — jotimant — luminous, endowed with light or splendor, bright, excellent (in knowledge)

Karaṇīyamatthakusalena
yanta santaṃ padaṃ abhisamecca:
Sakko ujū ca suhujū ca,
sūvaco cassa mudu anatimānī,
santussako ca subharo ca,
appakicco ca sallahukavutti,
santindriyo ca nipako ca,
appagabbho kulesvananugiddho.
Na ca khuddamācare kiñci
yena viññū pare upavadeyyuṃ.

This is to be done by one skilled in aims
who wants to break through to the state of peace:
Be capable, upright, & straightforward,
easy to instruct, gentle, & not conceited,
content & easy to support,
with few duties, living lightly,
with peaceful faculties, masterful,
modest, & no greed for supporters.
Do not do the slightest thing
that the wise would later censure.

Sutta Nipāta 1.143, 1.144, 1.145
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Full Moon In Gemini: Learning, Healing, & Inspired Action

We are having a Full Moon in Gemini on December 11th-12th, depending on your location. This is the peak of the Lunar cycle that began with a New Moon in Sagittarius on November 26th. The energies of the Full Moon are strongest in the days surrounding it yet its astrological configurations still play a part […]

Source: Full Moon In Gemini: Learning, Healing, & Inspired Action

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 10, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for December 10, 2019 — aṭala — solid, firm, strong

Māvamaññetha puññassa, “Na mantaṃ āgamissati.”
Udabindunipātena udakumbhopi pūrati.
Dhīro pūrati puññassa, thokaṃ thokampi ācinaṃ.

Think not lightly of good, saying, “It will not come to me.”
Drop by drop is the water pot filled.
Likewise, the wise one, gathering it little by little,
fills oneself with good.

Dhammapada 9.122
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Spirituality | In Observance of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 8 | Paying tribute to Ascended Master Mary on her Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception …
 
Ave Maria, gratia plena,
Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Yeheshua.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
nunc, et in hora
mortis nostrae.
Amen.

Big Pharma & Allopathic Medicine | FDA quietly bans powerful life-saving intravenous Vitamin C

It would be naive to think that the FDA endeavors to protect the public’s health as its primary focus. Indeed, that would be a conflict of interest, as it serves its master, the pharmaceutical industry.

Source: FDA quietly bans powerful life-saving intravenous Vitamin C

Affirmations …

I CHOOSE TO SPEAK POSSIBILITIES OVER MY LIFE!

Right now, stop yourself. Stop and think about how you’re using your mental and emotional energy. Where is your precious life force going? The past is gone. There future hasn’t arrived. What is there to be scared of? You can reimagine and recreate yourself. You can let go and forgive yourself. Do it right now.

See the best case scenario in your situation. What does that feel like? What if it does all work out? Think about that. Imagine that. Entertain that. Start using your mental force to see something different. Be optimistic about it.

I know it’s easy to entertain habitual thoughts. Some negative habitual thoughts seem real because you have entertained it way too long. When you start to think positive you might find yourself not being certain if it’s real or if it is even working. One thing you need to understand is that repetitive thoughts always become strong, and you even beginning to feel like a new person. This is what you can do. Think new thoughts. Feel new emotions. Being yourself out of the negative pessimistic attitude and own your inner power to change your mindset. It all starts with switching what you think to the opposite more powerful thought. Doing this more often you will notice a strong momentum towards being optimistic, hopeful, and strong at being positive. Be patient always. Start now. The best will begin to happen for you because you expect it and you believe it. You deeply will begin to know that all is possible for you! Focus on the best case scenario and the what if it does work out.

La’au Lapa’au | Can Complementary and Alternative Medicine Contribute to Reduce the Use of Antibiotics?

Antibiotic (AB) microbial resistance (AMR), a growing international public health problem, demands global strategies for its control and mitigation. AMR’s impacts include greater mortality, m […]

Source: Can Complementary and Alternative Medicine Contribute to Reduce the Use of Antibiotics?

La’au Lapa’au | Herbal MediaWatch: Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them?

Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them? Nov. 20, 2019 – JAMA Network Citation Rubin R. Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them? JAMA. Publ […]

Source: Herbal MediaWatch: Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them?

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 06, 2019

Yassa selūpamaṃ cittaṃ, ṭhitaṃ nānupakampati,
virattaṃ rajanīyesu,
kopaneyye na kuppati:
Yassevaṃ bhāvitaṃ cittaṃ,
kuto taṃ dukkhamessatī?

Whose mind is like rock, steady, unmoved,
dispassionate for things that spark passion,
unangered by things that spark anger:
When one’s mind is developed like this,
from where can there come suffering & stress?

Udāna 4.34
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Permaculture | “The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation” — Dr Devra Davis

“The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation: what we know, what we need to find out, and what you can do now.”

Presented by Dr Devra Davis, Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, and Visiting Professor of Medicine at Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey.

The Lecture:  What are the health effects of mobile phones and wireless radiation? While Australia has led the world in safety standards, including compulsory seat-belt legislation, plain packaging on cigarettes, and product and food disclosure legislation, it falls behind in addressing the significant issues associated with mobile phone use. In this Dean’s Lecture, epidemiologist and electromagnetic radiation expert, Dr Devra Davis, will outline the evolution of the mobile phone and smartphone, and provide a background to the current 19 year old radiation safety standards (SAR), policy developments and international legislation. New global studies on the health consequences of mobile/wireless radiation will be presented, including children’s exposure and risks.

The Speaker:  Dr Devra Davis is an internationally recognised expert on electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and other wireless transmitting devices. She is currently the Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, and Visiting Professor of Medicine at Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey. Dr Davis was Founding Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute —­ the first institute of its kind in the world, to examine the environmental factors that contribute to the majority of cases of cancer.

In 2007, Dr Devra Davis founded non­profit Environmental Health Trust to provide basic research and education about environmental health hazards. Dr Davis served as the President Clinton appointee to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board in the U.S.A. from 1994–­1999, an independent executive branch agency that investigates, prevents and mitigates chemical accidents.

As the former Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, she has counseled leading officials in the United States, United Nations, European Environment Agency, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, and World Bank.

Dr Davis holds a B.S. in physiological psychology and an M.A. in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, 1967. She completed a PhD in science studies at the University of Chicago as a Danforth Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1972 and a M.P.H. in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University as a Senior National Cancer Institute Post-­Doctoral Fellow, 1982. She has authored more than 200 publications and has been published in Lancet and Journal of the American Medical Association as well as the Scientific American and the New York Times.

Dr Devra Davis is an internationally recognised expert on electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and other wireless transmitting devices.

Permaculture | RF, EMF, WIFI, 3G, 4G, 5G DAMAGES BLOOD CELLS – LIVE BLOOD ANALYSIS – The Effects of Microwave Tech On Your Blood 

PROOF THAT ANY KIND OF RF, EMF, WIFI, 3G, 4G, 5G WILL DAMAGE YOUR CELLS. IF YOU DO NOT GIVE YOUR BODY TIME TO RECOVER, IT WILL ONLY BE A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE YOU END UP WITH A TOXIC BUILD UP OF DAMAGED CELLS. DAMAGED CELLS IS… CANCER.

“Live blood cells become sticky and clump together (rouleaux formation) when I use a computer or a mobile phone. This type of analysis may be useful for diagnosing people with electrohypersensitivity”